West Bromwich Albion - Clarke - Equiliser Knocked The Stuffing Out Of Us
UK time is: 04:01:43
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Clarke - Equiliser Knocked The Stuffing Out Of Us

Steve Clarke has said the uncharacteristic error by Ben Foster, giving Liverpool their equiliser tonight, just knocked the stuffing out of the team and we weren't able to get our grip back on the game.

Speaking to wba.co.uk after the unexpected 2-1 loss to a very young and inexperienced Liverpool (who I have to say despite that, look like they have some genuine talent coming through the ranks!), Steve Clarke said.

'We said we'd have a go and we certainly started that way. I think their goal sort of knocked the stuffing out of us a little bit. I don't know why, maybe it was because it was such a soft goal to lose. The second half was much better and could've gone either way. If I look at the first 30 minutes it's an opportunity missed. If I look at the rest of the game, no it's not an opportunity missed.'

In a lot of ways it is though because we had enough experience out there on the pitch to panic their youngsters, but we just didn't stamp our authority on it in the way you'd have expected.

Maybe we underestimated them, maybe we tried too hard and made mistakes on the back of it?

Many expected Liverpool to go stronger and we were still confident, so this is a bit gutting.

Commenting on the second goal Clarke talks about a potential offside, and it did look like it. Highlights show will no doubt show whether it was or not.

Clarke also rightly puts no blame at the feet of Foster.

'It's unusual for Ben. It's not even worth discussion, it doesn't happen often and we move on.'

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:Thursday September 27 2012

Time: 12:13AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent West Bromwich Albion Articles

Pulis Gives Lambert Update (Thursday July 30 2015)

Brunt Pleased With Pre Season So Far (Thursday July 30 2015)

Chester Completes Move - No Diaby (Wednesday July 29 2015)

Friendly - Walsall 0-2 Albion (Wednesday July 29 2015)

Hull's James Chester Incoming? (Tuesday July 28 2015)

Diaby & Sako Deals Close? (Monday July 27 2015)

Friendly - Swindon 1-4 Albion (Saturday July 25 2015)

Pulis Confirms Diaby Offer (Saturday July 25 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

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

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

West Bromwich Albion  Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Butalnd handed number one shirt
Stoke : 31/07/2015 00:02:00
Wilkinson handed contract until end of the year
Stoke : 30/07/2015 23:53:01
Miquel On The Market For 24 Hours
Norwich : 30/07/2015 23:22:01
Southampton : 30/07/2015 21:57:01
Southampton v Vitesse - Team Sheets
Southampton : 30/07/2015 19:38:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Arsenal MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Myhill 42%
Dawson 4%
McAuley 6%
Olsson 0%
Lescott 4%
Fletcher 8%
Yacob 2%
Morrison 2%
McManaman 18%
Berahino 2%
Brunt 2%
Sub - Anichebe 4%
Sub - Gardner 2%
Sub - Baird 4%