Vital Football

Latest WBA News

Clarke's Words Fired Me Up - Odemwingie

Clarke's Words Fired Me Up - Odemwingie

Peter Odemwingie has said that Steve Clarke's speech before the game fired everybody up for our win against Southampton.

Speaking to wba.co.uk after his brace in last night's game, Odemwingie said the coaches message that 'no good team loses three in a row' was the perfect spur to put our recent disappointments behind us.

'Of course I'm happy. The expectations from our fans are high and even losing against the champions, being disappointed as a team for us means we are getting better and the ambition is there. We are showing a very good quality of football as well so that's where the expectations are coming from.'

Odemwingie says that he believes fans can see the team improving, and individual's improving on a game by game basis, and that importantly our confidence hasn't taken a hit following the two recent losses.

He also believes it was a full hearted performance, especially how we defended at the end, with everybody giving all they could to prove Clarke right.

'You could see in the last minutes we defended with so much concentration. After two disappointing games in a row, the head coach said something that stayed in my head 'no good team loses three in a row'. And what he asked us to do is what we did. Gera was flying everywhere, Foster saved, Jonas tackled. We can really breathe now with relief.'

I probably wasn't alone in wondering if Newcastle was going to be the start of a little rut with how we lost the game, so it was the perfect response against Southampton - both in terms of the result, but also in terms of the performance again.

We know we'll hit a blip at somepoint, but if we keep putting in that kind of effort and playing as we do, we should be able to get ourselves out of any hiccup moments sooner rather than later.

Vital West Brom on: facebook

Vital West Brom on: twitter

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Baggy Boy
Date:Tuesday November 6 2012
Time: 4:10PM

Login to post a comment

Recent West Bromwich Albion Articles

The WBA Walking Wounded - Injury Table

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for West Bromwich Albion and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Does Possession Mean For Everything? (14/2/17)

Control of the ball or simply hit on the counter attack having soaked up pressure - it's an age old debate in football and a club's style for many is sacrosanct.

Fletcher's Positive Thinking

West Brom skipper Darren Fletcher has been lauding the power of positive thinking following our comeback draw against West Ham United last weekend.

Foster Repeats 50 Point Aim

Goalkeeper Ben Foster has reiterated that West Bromwich Albion's target this season is the 50 point mark following the draw with West Ham United at the weekend.

Archived Vital Baggies Articles

Vital Baggies articles from

Site Journalists

Baggy Boy
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

West Ham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Foster24%
Nyom53%
Dawson23%
McAuley0%
Brunt0%
Fletcher0%
Livermore0%
Phillips0%
Morrison0%
Chadli0%
Rondon0%
Sub - Evans0%
Sub - Robson-Kanu0%
Sub - Yacob0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 25 19 3 3 60 34
2 Man City 25 16 4 5 52 22
3 Spurs 25 14 8 3 50 28
4 Arsenal 25 15 5 5 50 26
5 Liverpool 25 14 7 4 49 24
6 Man Utd 25 13 9 3 48 17
7 Everton 25 11 8 6 41 13
8 WBA 25 10 7 8 37 3
9 Stoke 25 8 8 9 32 -6
10 West Ham 25 9 5 11 32 -9
11 Southampton 25 8 6 11 30 -3
12 Burnley 25 9 3 13 30 -9
13 Watford 25 8 6 11 30 -13
14 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 5 13 26 -14
15 Swansea 25 7 3 15 24 -23
16 Middlesbrough 25 4 10 11 22 -8
17 Leicester City 25 5 6 14 21 -19
18 Hull City 25 5 5 15 20 -27
19 Crystal Palace 25 5 4 16 19 -14
20 Sunderland 25 5 4 16 19 -22
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)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Everton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 18 2017 12:30PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Manchester United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Watford (a)
Barclays Premier League
The Vital Football Members League