Writer: Lord Shepherd
Date:Saturday January 31 2009
31 January 2009
Let's hope we do not hear the campest song ever sung by an opposition team this afternoon. 'You're being mauled by the Tigers' reverberated around the Hawthorns in the reverse fixture and to make matters worse it was accompanied by grown men scratching like little pussy cats in the direction of the West Brom faithful.
Hull come into the game on the back of a defeat to West Ham which could easily have matched the Baggies' 5-0 loss to Man United. Of the two teams the Baggies have the better form coming into the game but Hull will surely have targeted this game to get their season back on track and they will fancy their chances of victory over Tony Mowbray's injury ravaged team.
Hull could be without Daniel Cousin and Jimmy Bullard.
Bernard Mendy and Caleb Folan could come into the reckoning for a first team start.
Nick Barmby, Anthony Gardner and George Boateng are all definitely out.
Hull (from): Duke, Ricketts, Turner, Zayatte, Dawson, Marney, Geovanni, Ashbee, Kilbane, Cousin, Manucho, Bullard, Garcia, Mendy, Fagan, Halmosi, Folan, Doyle, France, Myhill.
Manucho has yet to spring into life for Hull since signing on loan from Man Utd and he will see this afternoon against West Brom's makesshift defence as the perfect opportunity to make himself a Hull hero.
Paul Robinson is available after having his red card against Man Utd overturned. However, the Baggies have doubts over all of the centre backs on their books. Ryan Donk is likely to play through the pain barrier and if Pele doesn't make it the returning right back Zuiverloon could partner him in the centre of defence with Hoefkins keeping his place at right back.
West Brom captain Jonathan Greening will again miss out.
West Brom (from): Carson, Kiely, Zuiverloon, Hoefkens, Donk, Pele, Robinson, Cech, Koren, Teixeira, Do-Heon, Valero, Brunt, Simpson, Fortune, Bednar, Dorrans, Hodgkiss, Moore.
Simpson has looked bright in the games he has played this season and in Fortune he appears to have found the perfect partner.
1-2 to the Baggies
Burnley in the FA Cup on Tuesday followed by Newcastle United at the Hawthorns on Saturday.
Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!
Date:Saturday January 31 2009
Mulumbu Wins WBADSC Award (Thursday April 17 2014)
Olsson & Morrison Boost? (Thursday April 17 2014)
Mel - No Fear Ahead Of Man City Trip (Tuesday April 15 2014)
Another Two Points Dropped For Mel (Sunday April 13 2014)
Tiredness & Injuries Keep Playing Their Part (Sunday April 13 2014)
Stats: WBA v Spurs (Saturday April 12 2014)
Mel - We Have Our Belief Back (Friday April 11 2014)
Anichebe Feels Settled (Thursday April 10 2014)
Gera Ruled Out For Tottenham (Wednesday April 9 2014)
McAuley Delighted With Norwich Win (Sunday April 6 2014)
|13. Hull City||33||10||6||17||-6||36|
|14. Aston Villa||33||9||7||17||-14||34|
» Man Utd : 19/04/2014 16:11:00
|Magath`s Still Confident
» Fulham : 19/04/2014 16:04:00
|Match Day Moments - Sunderland (h)
» Chelsea : 19/04/2014 15:10:00
» Fulham : 19/04/2014 14:56:00
|Spurs 3 Fulham 1
» Fulham : 19/04/2014 14:48:00
|West Ham v Palace - Team Sheets
» West Ham : 19/04/2014 14:22:00
|Can We Sell Him?
» Chelsea : 19/04/2014 13:30:00