UK time is: 16:11:36
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Roy's Response: Woymarkable Walking Wounded

Roy Hodgson has hailed a remarkable performance by the Baggies today as we almost caused a huge title race upset against Arsenal.

Speaking to wba.co.uk following our 2-2 draw, Hodgson was delighted with the performance and effort of the players - especially as four players were carrying injuries or playing through illness.

Some fans might be gutted to have seen us not hang on for the 3 points, but Roy certainly doesn't see that as a major problem although he was slightly disappointment himself.

'It would be wrong to be upset that we didn't hang on because I thought it was a sterling effort by the players, we were playing against a very good team. It was always going to be hard not to concede a goal, but it is disappointing to be 2-0 up and not get a victory.'

Speaking specifically about our walking wounded today, Roy added.

'Today we were hampered by Scharner's concussion and to some extent by Morrison - it's incredible he did so well with the gash that he's got in his forehead. Brunt was lying in bed sick yesterday - I was astounded when I got to the training ground this morning and he was declared fit.

'So, all those things considered, I think it was a remarkable effort from the players to take a top-class team so close to a defeat. Unfortunately we couldn't go all the way.'

Despite the unfortunate fact we couldn't take all 3 points, Hodgson says that we must be happy to take the point given the fact Arsenal are challenging for the title and every point is important come the end of the season - especially those where the betting guides would have you down as picking up nothing.

'I think you have to be humble enough to understand we had a tough task on our hands and we had to work very hard to get anything from the game. Maybe getting a point is something I should be proud of. I'm certainly very proud of the players' performance.'

I think you'd be hard pushed not to find a Baggy who isn't proud tonight!

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!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Baggy Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday March 19 2011

Time: 9:17PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent West Bromwich Albion Articles

Sacramento 0-1 Albion (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Foster signs New Long Term Deal (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Harsh Red In Tough Test (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Thorne Completes Derby County Move (Saturday July 19 2014)

Ideye Officially Confirmed (Saturday July 19 2014)

Albion Agree Thorne Fee (Friday July 18 2014)

23 Man Squad Heads To America (Thursday July 17 2014)

Archived West Bromwich Albion Articles

List All Vital Baggies Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
15. Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
16. Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
17. Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0
18. Swansea 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. WBA 0 0 0 0 0 0
20. West Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

United Have a Rival for Vermaelen`s Signature!
Man Utd : 26/07/2014 12:51:00
A Critical Decision needs to be Made!
Chelsea : 26/07/2014 12:41:00
Is the Pressure Already Building on Sam?
West Ham : 26/07/2014 12:25:00
Hammers Beaten Again (By Sydney FC)
West Ham : 26/07/2014 12:18:00
Dutchman Linked to United Again!
Man Utd : 26/07/2014 12:08:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Stoke MotM
Suggested By:  Baggy Boy
Foster 16%
Dawson 2%
Brunt 4%
Dorrans 9%
McAuley 2%
Olsson 2%
Amalfitano 2%
Mulumbu 2%
Berahino 4%
Morrison 2%
Sessegnon 45%
Sub - Anichebe 2%
Sub - O'Neil 4%
Sub - Vydra 4%