Writer: Craig Coggle
Date:Monday March 22 2010
Some wonderful football was evident at the Hawthorns on Saturday, in the 3-2 win over Preston, but mistakes at the back means that Roberto Di Matteo is still not taking automatic promotion for granted.
With a commanding eight point advantage over third-placed Nottingham Forest and time running out for them to close that gap, Di Matteo was keeping his feet very firmly on the ground: 'Nothing has been achieved. Nothing has changed from last week.'
With the team showing a reluctance to pressure the ball higher up the field Albion found themselves in the now familiar position of giving away soft goals.
Di Matteo added: 'I am disappointed with the two goals we conceded as they are mistakes we shouldn't be making.'
In the Vital West Brom poll our fans think that Olsson and Carson are the main reasons for our defensive frailties, and Carson once again seemed to lack the domineering presence needed in the box.
Miller missed a couple of early chances but this was compensated for by a debut goal from the impressive Ben Watson and a clear goal of the season from the impeccable Graham Dorrans.
Although Newcastle dropped a couple of points, nearest chasers Nottingham Forest picked up a win against Peterborough.
Di Matteo summed up by saying: 'We have got another game coming up on Wednesday (against Coventry) and it is important that we do well again because the teams behind us keep picking up points as well. We are in a good position but as you know, you can lose it very quickly in football.'
Date:Monday March 22 2010
Mel - Defensive Errors Cost Us (Tuesday April 22 2014)
Jones - Sloppiness Cost Us (Tuesday April 22 2014)
Brunt Will Start West Ham At Left Back? (Tuesday April 22 2014)
Stats: Man City v WBA (Monday April 21 2014)
Mel - A Good Week Of Training (Saturday April 19 2014)
Mulumbu Wins WBADSC Award (Thursday April 17 2014)
Olsson & Morrison Boost? (Thursday April 17 2014)
Mel - No Fear Ahead Of Man City Trip (Tuesday April 15 2014)
Another Two Points Dropped For Mel (Sunday April 13 2014)
Tiredness & Injuries Keep Playing Their Part (Sunday April 13 2014)
|14. Hull City||34||10||6||18||-9||36|
|15. Aston Villa||34||9||8||17||-14||35|
|Cole Interesting Real
» Chelsea : 23/04/2014 07:42:00
|Atletico Madrid 0 Chelsea 0
» Chelsea : 23/04/2014 07:33:00
|Liverpool: Sterling Labelled Best In Europe
» Liverpool : 22/04/2014 19:24:00
|Summer transfer activity.
» Chelsea : 22/04/2014 16:42:00
|Liverpool: Four Reds In MNF Dream Team
» Liverpool : 22/04/2014 14:45:00
|Cattermole Ready For The Hard Work To Come
» Sunderland : 22/04/2014 14:39:00
|Moyes Sacked By United
» Norwich : 22/04/2014 14:00:00