Vital Football

Latest WBA News

FA Cup Replay Would Not Aide The Baggies

FA Cup Replay Would Not Aide The Baggies

Chris Brunt has said that he is hoping this weekends FA Cup game between United and Arsenal doesn't go to a replay, because the team want to get back on the pitch as soon as they can following the Blues victory.

Speaking to wba.co.uk Brunt said with the confidence in the camp after Roy Hodgson's first victory since taking charge, the game can't come quick enough now as we try and build a bigger buffer between us and those in the bottom three.

As has already been stated, should this weekends game go to a replay our league game against Arsenal would be postponed to cater for it, and it would leave us with a months break between games.

Hodgson has previously said that wouldn't be ideal, although he can see the benefits of having longer to work with the squad on the training pitch, but Brunt sees no benefit to it whatsoever.

'We want it settled because it would mean a month without a game and that's a long time, especially coming off the back of the win we've just had.'

A further complication is the international break where we will lose key players to their countries which would obviously impact on the additional training time, although it would give some on pitch time to people, but Brunt is adamant that the Baggies cause is best suited by us hitting the next league game running.

'We just want to play the next match and keep on ticking over because, at the moment, we are doing ok.'

I'm unsure myself on whether it would benefit us more to face Arsenal as scheduled. They will be annoyed to put it politely following the humiliation by Barca, and a loss to United in the Cup would either leave them seriously deflated or as the cliche goes, like a wounded Tiger ready to strike back.

The benefits we'd gain by being able to work longer in training and further iron out issues that Hodgson has identified might not count for much in terms of the Arsenal clash itself if they rally by the time we meet them.

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:Wednesday March 9 2011
Time: 4:35PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Brook Not on the Slide

Recent West Bromwich Albion Articles

Kidderminster Friendly Arranged

West Bromwich Albion have confirmed we will face Kidderminster Harriers in our pre season campaign.

Foster The Big Awards Winner 2016/17

Goalkeeper Ben Foster picked up the two major awards at West Bromwich Albion's end of season awards event.

West Brom Duo Get Scotland Call (23/5/17)

West Bromwich Albion duo Darren Fletcher and James Morrison have been called up by Scotland manager Gordon Strachan for the coming international break.

Pulis - Disappointment But Improvements

Head coach Tony Pulis has bemoaned West Bromwich Albion's end of season form as we closed out the campaign with another loss to Swansea City.

Archived Vital Baggies Articles

Vital Baggies articles from

Site Journalists

Baggy Boy
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Swansea MotM
Suggested By:
Foster0%
Nyom0%
Dawson0%
Evans50%
M Wilson0%
Yacob50%
Morrison0%
Fletcher0%
Livermore0%
Brunt0%
Rondon0%
Sub - McClean0%
Sub - Robson-Kanu0%
Sub - Leko0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Chelsea 38 30 3 5 93 52
2 Spurs 38 26 8 4 86 60
3 Man City 38 23 9 6 78 41
4 Liverpool 38 22 10 6 76 36
5 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 75 33
6 Man Utd 38 18 15 5 69 25
7 Everton 38 17 10 11 61 18
8 Southampton 38 12 10 16 46 -7
9 AFC Bournemouth 38 12 10 16 46 -12
10 WBA 38 12 9 17 45 -8
11 West Ham 38 12 9 17 45 -17
12 Leicester City 38 12 8 18 44 -15
13 Stoke 38 11 11 16 44 -15
14 Crystal Palace 38 12 5 21 41 -13
15 Swansea 38 12 5 21 41 -25
16 Burnley 38 11 7 20 40 -16
17 Watford 38 11 7 20 40 -28
R Hull City 38 9 7 22 34 -43
R Middlesbrough 38 5 13 20 28 -26
R Sunderland 38 6 6 26 24 -40
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent West Bromwich Albion  Results (view all)

West Bromwich Albion  Fixtures (view all)

The Vital Football Members League