West Bromwich Albion - Roy's Response: Defeat Was Galling
UK time is: 11:19:51
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Roy's Response: Defeat Was Galling

Roy Hodgson has pulled no punches in his summation of yesterdays loss to Stoke. Poor Defending and a joke of a decision from the referee.

Speaking to wba.co.uk Hodgson discussed our failure to deal with the goal scoring attack and also why Mike Dean allowed the goal to stand given Shotten dislodged the ball from Foster's hands by use of his studs.

'To concede such a late goal was very galling, especially after seeing the replays. We defended the high ball very, very badly but then I think the referee could have helped by giving a freekick. Shotton's foot was very high and he was leading with his studs. I'd have been happier maybe in some ways if I hadn't seen such a clear foul.'

Hodgson admits he spoke to the referee following the game over the incident.

'He quite fairly said he didn't think it was a high foot, nor did he think their player was leading with his studs. But I'll allow you to watch the TV and make up your own minds.'

Had it not been such a clear foul, Hodgson admits he still wouldn't have been happy to concede such a goal.

'Ben could've been braver and taken the studs in his chest!' Hodgson quipped.

Vital West Brom on: facebook

Vital West Brom on: twitter

Join The Vital Debate

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:Monday August 29 2011

Time: 4:06PM


Have Your Say

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

Recent West Bromwich Albion Articles

Several Off On International Duty (Monday October 5 2015)

Irvine Reaches Albion Settlement (Monday October 5 2015)

Pulis Disappointed With Palace Loss (Monday October 5 2015)

Audio - Just Not Good Enough For Pulis (Saturday October 3 2015)

Stats: Crystal Palace v WBA (Saturday October 3 2015)

Pulis On Palace & Injuries (Friday October 2 2015)

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
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Crystal Palace 2 - 0 WBA
WBA 2 - 3 Everton
Aston Villa 0 - 1 WBA
WBA 0 - 0 Southampton
Stoke 0 - 1 WBA
WBA 2 - 3 Chelsea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Stoke 8 2 3 3 -2 9
15. AFC Bournemouth 8 2 2 4 -2 8
16. Chelsea 8 2 2 4 -5 8
17. WBA 8 2 2 4 -5 8
18. Aston Villa 8 1 1 6 -5 4
19. Sunderland 8 0 3 5 -10 3
20. Newcastle 8 0 3 5 -11 3

West Bromwich Albion  Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Vital Villa Man Of The Match v Stoke City
Aston Villa : 06/10/2015 11:00:01
Fit To Top?
Spurs : 06/10/2015 10:00:01
Alex Neil Is Keeping His Fingers Crossed
Norwich : 06/10/2015 09:10:01
The Curious Case Of Milos Veljkovic
Spurs : 06/10/2015 09:10:01
Return to sender
Everton : 06/10/2015 09:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Palace MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Myhill 1%
Dawson 0%
McAuley 0%
Evans 33%
Brunt 0%
Fletcher 0%
Yacob 0%
Morrison 0%
McClean 0%
Rondon 66%
Berahino 0%
Sub - Chester 0%
Sub - Gardner 0%
Sub - McManaman 0%