Vital Football

Latest WBA News

Irvine Pleased With Shrewsbury Win

Irvine Pleased With Shrewsbury Win

Head coach Alan Irvine has declared himself pleased following our two one win over Shrewsbury Town last night, but admitted we have a long way to go still before we can say we are ready for the Premier League kick off on August 16.

Goals from Victor Anichebe and Youssouf Mulumbu gave us the win at the Greenhous Meadow, and Irvine believes we came out as worthy winners, but far more importantly than that, it was a good run out for a lot of the players and Shrewsbury proved to be the test he wanted at this stage of our plans.

Speaking to wba.co.uk following the game, Irvine said of his first public game in charge - given our earlier friendly was behind closed doors against Bury.

'It was a good workout. Shrewsbury are ahead of us in terms of their training so obviously it was going to be a test for our boys physically. We wanted to get a few of the players on for a bit longer than we managed at the weekend (Bury). Everybody did get 45 minutes at the weekend and we were looking to see if we could get a few more minutes into a number of the lads. It's still early days, there was a real mixed bag out there.'

Irvine goes on to say that during the 90 minutes, we did do a lot of nice and good things that pleased him, and he thought our two goals were good and that we created some good chances with good moves, but of course at other points we were very careless and sloppy, and gave the ball away far too much for his liking - but he knows that's the stage we are at at this minute, so it's something to be worked on rather than screamed about.

'These are things you're hoping will improve as the lads train a bit more and certainly as we do a bit more work with them.'

With two games behind us now and just over a week training since people first returned, the gaffer also says he's pretty happy with the progress we have made so far, and he's been very pleased with the application and attitude of the players so far but.

'There's loads to be done, there's absolutely no question about that. But I'm delighted with how it's gone so far. We do need the time during pre season to put things in place.'

In terms of his own impact, and style of play and what he wants tactically, he admits that will come in the next few weeks as initially the focus is purely on fitness and endurance, and tactical work has been minimal but will of course step up massively now we have this week behind us, and he expects a lot of that work to come whilst we are in the USA.

Vital West Brom on: facebook

Vital West Brom on: twitter

Join The Vital Debate

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:Baggy Boy
Date:Wednesday July 16 2014
Time: 5:54PM

Login to post a comment

Recent West Bromwich Albion Articles

Tiote, Clark & Morrison?

Newcastle United's Cheick Tiote and Aston Villa's Ciaran Clark - with James Morrison out to Middlesbrough?

Duo Set For Copa America Duty

Salomon Rondon and Cristian Gamboa find themselves called up to their respective countries for the coming Copa America tournament.

When Does 2016/17 Start For West Brom (23/5/16)

With the curtain fully drawn on the 2015/16 season and only the Championship Play Off Final to go to complete next year's top flight teams, here's when the new...

Pulis Relaxed On New Deal

Head coach Tony Pulis has said he's relaxed when it comes to potential talks on extending his existing West Bromwich Albion contract.

Archived Vital Baggies Articles

Vital Baggies articles from

Site Journalists

Baggy Boy
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Liverpool MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Foster8%
Dawson9%
McAuley1%
Olsson0%
Evans2%
Fletcher2%
Yacob6%
Leko32%
Gardner0%
McClean0%
Rondon38%
Sub - Chester1%
Sub - Roberts0%
Sub - Field1%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent West Bromwich Albion  Results (view all)

West Bromwich Albion  Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Ayiamarina@261