The sub heading on the club’s official website following yesterday’s 1-1 draw with West Brom is a little unfortunate and doesn’t really do new Head Coach Tim Sherwood any favours.
‘Tim Sherwood pinpointed West Brom’s quick equaliser as the key moment in our Boxing Day draw at the Lane’
It doesn’t take a football mastermind to work that one out but had the visitors not replied almost immediately, we could have asserted our authority on the game and are more than likely to have taken the points.
“The shame is that we scored a goal, a fantastic free-kick from Christian, but before we drew breath they equalised,” Tim is quoted as saying.
“It was a poor goal to concede as well. We just wanted to get to half-time and have the chance to re-organise.”
Once again, an away side came to park the bus and were tough to break down.
“West Brom came here to do a job and they did it well,” Sherwood added.
“We didn’t carve them open enough and didn’t show enough quality in the final third, that was disappointing.
“It’s important we believe and risk a little more, playing one-touch in around the final third might open things up for us.
“Today, it just didn’t fall for us. It’s onto the next though. We can’t dwell on this one. We have to show character and come back again.”
And that next one is Stoke at home on Sunday after a draw that saw us drop to ninth.