Vital Football

Latest WBA News

Thoughts on Blackburn v West Brom

Blackburn Rovers
2 - 0
West Bromwich Albion

Ewood Park

23 January 2011

Attendance: 24,057

Referee:

Shambolic defending and shambolic refereeing sum up this game. The Baggies never really performed to their best in this game yet they will perhaps feel that they should have come away with at least a point. After a bright opening with a chance for Odemwingie in the first minute that saw him bring a good save from Robinson and then the keeper saved again from Thomas shot the Baggies rather lost their way and let Rovers get back into it. Although Myhill had one or two shots to save the home side didn't look that threatening and it was a little surprising seeing them take the lead into the break. They were fortunate to take that lead and it was all down to Gabriel Tamas who made an unforgiveable error. He somehow managed to misjudge a hopeful punt into the box and instead of heading the ball away from goal he managed to loop it over the helpless Myhill. Albion went into the dressing room rather deflated and things were to get worse immediately after the break when Tamas was at fault again, he failed to close down Junior Hoillett on the edge of the box and he wasted no time in firing a powerful shot past Albion's keeper who was unable to direct the ball over the bar. From then on Rovers were in cruise control, rarely troubling Albion but rarely being troubled themselves. However, that may have all been different had referee Mark Clattenburg made the correct decision and awarded a penalty when Odemwingie was clearly hacked down in the penalty area by Jones, no instead he gave a free kick on the edge of the area. It was a diabolical decision that calls into question the competence of the officials and seriously undermines the game of football. Had that decision been given then who knows what would have happened next, with a head of steam maybe the Baggies would have got back into the game, after all they did create more chances than Rovers anyway.

Star Player

Jerome Thomas was always a threat and he was very harshly booked for a dive by our friend Clattenburg.


Writer:S Wilton
Date:Tuesday January 25 2011
Time: 8:15PM

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Baggy Boy
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Sunderland MotM
Suggested By:
Foster0%
Nyom0%
McAuley0%
Dawson0%
Brunt0%
Fletcher0%
Yacob0%
Chadli0%
Morrison0%
Phillips0%
Rondon0%
Sub - Livermore0%
Sub - McClean0%
Sub - Robson-Kanu0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 21 17 1 3 52 30
2 Spurs 22 13 7 2 46 29
3 Liverpool 22 13 6 3 45 24
4 Arsenal 21 13 5 3 44 26
5 Man City 22 13 4 5 43 15
6 Man Utd 22 11 8 3 41 12
7 Everton 22 10 6 6 36 10
8 WBA 22 9 5 8 32 2
9 Stoke 22 7 7 8 28 -6
10 West Ham 22 8 4 10 28 -7
11 AFC Bournemouth 22 7 5 10 26 -7
12 Burnley 21 8 2 11 26 -8
13 Southampton 21 6 6 9 24 -7
14 Watford 22 6 6 10 24 -13
15 Leicester City 21 5 6 10 21 -10
16 Middlesbrough 22 4 8 10 20 -7
17 Swansea 22 5 3 14 18 -25
18 Crystal Palace 22 4 4 14 16 -11
19 Hull City 21 4 4 13 16 -25
20 Sunderland 22 4 3 15 15 -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)

Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Stoke City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League
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

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Derek Franks1
The Vital Football Members League