Vital Football

Latest WBA News

Roy's Response: Real Belief We'll Avoid The Drop

Roy's Response: Real Belief We'll Avoid The Drop

Following last nights' 1-1 draw with Stoke City, Roy Hodgson was delighted with the character and quality from the Baggies and he's confident we'll avoid relegation.

Speaking to wba.co.uk Roy said he was thrilled with our overall performance and as the stats and the match bear out, we were desperately unlucky not to walk away with all 3 points.

The best reaction of the night for Roy was our response to going behind. Heads didn't dip and if anything it spurred us on to battle and try even harder.

For he's a jolly good Vela, certainly deserved the equiliser and as it lifted us out of the relegation places, Hodgson's only real disappointment was we didn't put one of our many other chances away.

'We did enough to get all three points tonight. One goal was the least we deserved. I was very satisfied with the character, commitment and resilience we showed and very pleased with the all round team performance.'

Hodgson continues to be impressed with the attitude of the players and whilst saying overall tonight he was happy to get the point, of equal if not more importance to him is in seeing the players put in a very good performance, against a difficult team.

After Wolves he called for 11 more performances like that, and against Stoke we improved.

'I'm learning every day about the players, their response has been extremely good. Today was a big step forward, we played much better than we did against Wolves and it's given me heart that if we can reproduce that ten more times - the same grit, willingness and determination - I'm hoping we'll get enough points to stay up.'

One of two elements from the game (one being after that I'll cover elsewhere) is the question of whether Vela was offside or not.

Hodgson admits that he'd have been as disappointed as Pulis was when ranting to the press about the decision, had it happened in our box, but given decisions like that are supposed to even themselves out over the season, Roy said simply.

'Tonight, if there was any good fortune going, the team's performance deserved it.'

I concur.

Vital West Brom on: facebook

Vital West Brom on: twitter

Join Vital West Brom

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Baggy Boy
Date:Tuesday March 1 2011
Time: 8:00AM

Login to post a comment

Recent West Bromwich Albion Articles

West Brom v Watford - Follow Live On Twitter

West Brom are at the Hawthorns with Watford the visitors today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

FA Cup Ball Numbers Known (3/12/16)

With FA Cup second round ties taking place this weekend, the ball numbers for the third round draw of the competition have now been allocated.

Pulis Gives Update Ahead Of Watford

Head coach Tony Pulis has confirmed that striker Salomon Rondon is a doubt for this weekend's clash with Watford.

Vital Preview - Premier League, 3rd-5th Dec 2016

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend, which will see us among those involved in this schedule with three points of course the aim.

Archived Vital Baggies Articles

Vital Baggies articles from

Site Journalists

Baggy Boy
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

West Bromwich Albion v Watford
Suggested By:
West Brom win100%
Watford win0%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 13 10 1 2 31 19
2 Liverpool 13 9 3 1 30 18
3 Man City 13 9 3 1 30 17
4 Arsenal 13 8 4 1 28 15
5 Spurs 13 6 6 1 24 9
6 Man Utd 13 5 5 3 20 3
7 Everton 13 5 4 4 19 1
8 Watford 13 5 3 5 18 -4
9 WBA 13 4 5 4 17 1
10 Southampton 13 4 5 4 17 1
11 Stoke 13 4 4 5 16 -5
12 AFC Bournemouth 13 4 3 6 15 -4
13 Burnley 13 4 2 7 14 -9
14 Leicester City 13 3 4 6 13 -6
15 Middlesbrough 13 2 6 5 12 -3
16 West Ham 13 3 3 7 12 -10
17 Crystal Palace 13 3 2 8 11 -5
18 Hull City 13 3 2 8 11 -17
19 Swansea 13 2 3 8 9 -10
20 Sunderland 13 2 2 9 8 -11
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent West Bromwich Albion  Results (view all)

West Bromwich Albion  Fixtures (view all)

Dec 3 2016 3:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 11 2016 12:00PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 14 2016 8:00PM : Swansea City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 17 2016 5:30PM : Manchester United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Write for Vital Football