Stoke 0 West Brom 0 - match report

Albion claimed a hard-fought draw from a dreadful game at the Britannia Stadium to move another step closer to their 50-point target.

Neither goalkeeper was fully extended as the Baggies struggled to impose their passing style in the face of the Potters’ physical approach.

Stoke’s Kenwyne Jones fired the best chance of the game at Baggies keeper Ben Foster in stoppage time but it was a game to forget, with the Baggies moving to 44 points with eight games remaining.

Stoke made the stronger start and had a chance when Cameron Jerome headed over from a cross by Matthew Etherington.

But the Baggies had a clearer opening when a neat passing move ended with James Morrison threading a past to Chris Brunt on the edge of the Potters’ box.

The Albion captain hit a powerful shot that was gathered at the second attempt by home keeper Asmir Begovic.

Peter Crouch headed over the bar from an inswinging corner by Glenn Whelan.

But the first half was a desperate spectacle and the closest the Baggies came to another breakthrough was when James Morrison chased a Romelu Lukaku knock-down, only for his touch to let him down.

Lukaku had a chance early in the second half from a cross by Jerome Thomas, but he nodded straight at Begovic.

And at the other end Crouch headed over from an Etherington centre.

On 54 minutes Albion’s best move of the game so far almost brought a chance for Lukaku as Thomas played a neat pass into the path of the overlapping Liam Ridgewell.

Ridgewell’s inviting cross just evaded Lukaku and was headed away by Marc Wilson.

And Albion went even closer when a Brunt free-kick broke off the Potters’ wall to the feet of Billy Jones, who fired a cross into the box.

The ball appeared to loop behind off Lukaku, although referee Mike Dean awarded a corner.

Another good spell of Albion possession raised hopes of a goal, but it ended with Brunt dragging a shot well wide.

But, as a deluge of rain made conditions tricky, the game never caught fire with Jones failing to connect well enough with his late chance that flew straight at Foster.

By Steve Madeley

Comments for: "Stoke 0 West Brom 0 - match report"

Brummie roader Ryan

Dire game.

But any point away from home in the premier league is a good point. Also a clean sheet Foster looked sharp and caught everything

Boing boing

Stoke are a disgrace to the premier league

Whoop's

They are not the only one's. Pot Kettle and Black.

We Only Need One Half!

Whoops, but Wolves and Henry aren't in the Prem? what a strange comment?

Andyl

Watched the game today and thought we defended very well but didn't create a lot. However it was a deserved point from somewhere that is normally a difficult ground for us to get anything.

Don't know whether anyone saw this on the dark side but this gave me such a laugh today talk about deluded this is priceless "by rights we should be there with Man U and Chelsea, this is nearly as funny as Steve bulls prediction that wolves would be in Europe within five years last time they got promoted.

Hermanus-wolves

March 16, 2013 11:12 am

I've supported wolves for 55 years and watched managers come and go and what PS ME OFF is that when they leave and join another club they have better success than at wolves. So it can't always be the manager.

What is it? Why isn't wolves successful? By all rights we should be there with Man U Chelsea etc. So what has gone wrong for 30 odd years?

Hears hoping this good run we are putting together continues.

WEST BROM THROUGH AND THROUGH

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

CantelloRocket 78

Andy,

lol, Hermanus is one of many Wolves fans related to 'wimabigclubweam', and they wonder why we laff at 'em.

The last (and only) time they were a 'top' club, was when you'd go to the stadium kiosk at half-time, and queue up to be given a portion of powdered egg, upon production of your WWII ration book...........:-)

astleistheking

that is hilarious Andy.

We Only Need One Half!

Andyl, I see your Hermanus-wolves, and raise you a khs, who stated only Man Utd can criticize Wolves-

khs

January 21, 2013 11:43 pm

bingo, wulvz/cr78/jth/wonoh/psalm26, etc all come on here to tale the proverbial,

as if wba are top of the premier and have every right to ridicule wwfc, they've got 2 points from their last 9 available.

i agree with your point about e and s banning some of these idiots.

Beat that for brass neck!

You know, one day I'll write a book on bio degradable paper, and sell it in the Club Shop, Humorous Quotations from the Dark Side, will be its working title, sure to make the top ten, of the comedy list! and CR, if you keep it in the toilet it becomes duel purpose, the ultimate in recycling!

CantelloRocket 78

WONOH,

I really did loff me 'ead off at the comments over there last week-

Realist-

'another Kev! are all Albion fans called Kev? There's millions of 'em called Kev!!

Who are you? What's your real name? I bet you're named Kev.......?'

He's going to the Doctor's this morning saying-

'Doc., can you give me something to calm me down, because I'm a realist and I'm stressed up because everybody in West Brom is called Kev..........'

Ha ha ha ha ha...........

Saunders Foot

Ha,ha,ha. ......looks like kindergarten cop has turned detective !

CantelloRocket 78

Saunders near the foot of the table-

you seem happy today, I had a laff meself last week-

Over on the wolves site, you were trying to ridicule Baggies fans saying Adidas needed to make XXXLarge shirts for us-

and a few months ago, you were telling other wolves fans on the same site that you weigh 26 stone!!

Also, you were throwing jibes at Albion bringing in Lukaku to score goals for us - on a thread saying 'Deano's desperately tryin' to get a loan striker for wolves!!!

Looks like that Foot is well an' truly in yer mouth, eh?

Ha ha ha ha ha........

We Only Need One Half!

Saunders Foot, bang on mate, I m the cop and you lot are in the Kindergarten!

Mboy

Waste of time, waste of effort, waste of £32 (and got soaked to the bargain) - I should have known better!!! Most of the games against them over the last few years should have been nil nil, so I guess it's about time it happened.

Cyril Randle

My prayer before K.O. was we would get a Draw and have no serious injuries. Well, we got both, but the second bit was no thanks to the Stoke thugs. The number of times they tackled through the ball or late was down to a too lenient referee. The sad bit is they look like they could actually play football well enough not to be so reckless, but when you look at the number of basketball players they have and the manager that their own crowd would like to see the back of, we can expect little else. Utterly boring tripe !

Robin Brittain

I don't think that you came blame the Albion for the garbage we watched because just as in the game at The Hawthorns every time we threatened they fouled. If the referee had been brave and sent Shotton off for that diabolical tackle on Thomas the game may have taken a different course.

Some clubs have acadamies Stoke have a Zoo.

Oh laurie laurie...

Looks like stoke are finally running out of steam. Maybe not this season but I'd back them to be bottom five next. Here's hoping anyway.

Nice to see the dingles are still as deluded as ever. It means they are still years away from getting sorted out! Keep it up dark siders. Are you sure you don't think you should be beating Real Madrid and Barcelona too?

In similar vein why was it the dingles at school were always the thick kids?

One more win and Steve Clarke and his coaching Team will equal the points total and perhaps top the win total of his two highly celebrated predecessors and that will be an enviable achievement for any First Year Premier League Manager.

However neither De Mateo nor Roy had the luxury of an early jump on the season as Steve had and neither had the benefit of managing a team that was reasonably primed to perform at a higher than expected level.

So Steve is riding a wave of higher expectation, one that was almost nonexistent in the previous two seasons and one that is akin to what his opposite number at Stoke is going through at the moment despite a top ten league positioning and the certainty that Stock will stay up. The problem for Tony is that his team started the season very well and then hit a bad patch.

Tonight under heavy downpour Stoke took the game to the Baggies from the onset searching for the win that could halt their slide and ensure safety. They made these Baggies for long stretches of the game look the team just looking to survive rather than the team looking to split the points having dropped 3 to Stoke during their own bad patch earlier in the season.

Odemwingie's introduction along with Long and Fortune made things more interesting for these Baggies and took some of the pressure off Forster and the defense. This Baggies side can play better,have played better and should play better in the last 8 matches. There is still a lot to play for and every game will be tougher than the previous game and this Manager still has a lot of work to do between now and the 19th of may. Good luck.

Mitchooman

There are no delusions of grandeur quite like a Wolves' fans are there.

Is Hermanus-wolves actually for real? There was a Wolves fan last week on a story claiming that when playing the Prem Ward was one of the world's best LBs...

On the game, good battling point. Rubbish to see Stoke drag us down to last on MOTD but they put a 0-0 between Southampton and Norwich before our win over Swansea so don't know what we've gotta do to get up the running order.

Wakeybaggie

A point gained. I know how Stoke pay away from home but they are even worse at the Britannia. Nothing but 70 yard hoof ball and the atmosphere was rubbish except for us Baggies. Hopefully Stoke will go down and stay down they are an affront to the Premier league. Albion tried to play but it was a dire match

AGE

Scarey at the end, plz stop giving away free kicks at the edge of the box

'The Class of 68'

Dour game, point gained .....

..... I do admire those Stoke fans, having to witness that rubbish week in week out, and it costs them.

I wipe my memory of this one, deleted gone forever.

COYB ©

snowy

As far as I can see this was a success, we drew but the main success was we managed to come back without any injuries from crunch city

astleistheking

I'm happy with a point at Stoke as well as a clean sheet for England's No1. We normally lose with a terrible late goal with Stoke but thank goodness Jones miscued that late effort.

It must be quite depressing being a Stoke fan having to watch that type of football week in week out.

CantelloRocket 78

Well to put it mildly, this wasn't exactly a classic-

but hey, during the course of most seasons we have those games that stand out - I simply label 'em 'highlights',

and there's games we just want to forget - again, one word -'Stoke'.

If I was a Baggies player, being interviewed after one of these 'mouth watering' games, I'd probably say 'well all I can remember is constantly running into a red and white 'wall', after which the ball flew about 30 feet above me 'ead......'.

Anyway, one more unbeaten game, and one more point towards what could be our highest premiership points total, and our highest ever premiership finish.

So it's onwards and upward!!!

Do Lallytap

Tough, tough game, a typical Stoke performance ...a performance which kills any good flowing game, a performance based on the physical and not the finesse an a game which Albion god a good deserved point but my god it was dire to watch as is all Stokes games..

Right Oh, here goes....

Foster...great handling at crosses but little else to do.

Jones...Good battling performance, keen on going forward.

McAuley....usual no messing performance.

Olsson....OK but his passing needs looking at...thought he was a Stoke player with all of those hoofs up the field to no mans land.

Ridgwell...another really poor performance, tackling, speed, heading all bad and he is Albions obvious weak spot after so many games where he is struggling.

Thomas...Started off well for the first few mins but dwindled after 20 mins, think he probably needs a couple of full games to get match fit.

Yacob...Brave, battling performance against those thugs, got stuck in, contender for MOTM.

Mulumbu....Man of the match, tireless energy, like a work 'oss and there were times when he had 3 Stoke players surrounding him and he came through them all....great performance yet again.

Morrison, struggled and dwindled in an out of the game, the very few passes he made did go to a blue and white, he has got to be due a good game soon hasn't he ?

Brunt...Oh Dear, AGAIN a poor performance, shooting was terrible, 20 yards wide of the mark, passing and most obviously concentration, standing waiting for the ball to get to him unaware that Stoke players were by him, time and time again he looked unfit and jaded and Clarke MUST see that he just isn't firing on all cylinders....niggling injury ??

Lukaku...Stood no chance on his own up front with 2 or 3 thugs jumping on him every time he got the ball, can't fault his commitment but in this game he wasn't a force due to Stokes usual tactics.

Odemwingie, came on but little impact apart from a few jiggling runs.

Long....came on and it looked like this would have been a better option, tireless running and attacking their defence.

Fortune.... came on, tried to run down the wing but got out weighed off the ball most of the time.

Looking back, at half time it was crying out for something different and I think, in my opinion, Long should have come on to be with Lukaku who looked alone and lost up front and I reckon we could have got a lot more out of the game than a point, Stoke were poor.

Clarke NEEDS to assess Brunt and even though Morrison wasn't too good his passing was FAR better than Brunt's and when we did get into dangerous positions Brunts shooting was really really BAD but he took Morrison off ??.

Odem MUST feature more in a game, we got him, use him, he should have also come on at half time to place Thomas.

All in all....good point against a physical team but some of our players need to be assessed after a few games in a row where we they have struggled.

Great turn out by the Baggie fans yet again and the I think the Stoke supporters must have thought they were in church, they were so quiet but my god WHY do they go in week in week out, season in season out to watch THAT ??

baggieboy

do lallytap i couldn`t believe pullis comments on the radio coming back saying how the crowd got behind the team, they never made a sound all afternoon and most of them left with 10 mins left.

Mboy

I was in the Stoke end (!!!!) and I've never seen a more disinterested set of home fans. No Delilah, more people watching Soccer Saturday, drinking beer backstage rather than watching the match. I think that the natives are getting fed up of Pulis!

Do Lallytap

Tough, tough game, a typical Stoke performance ...a performance which kills any good flowing game, a performance based on the physical and not the finesse and a game which Albion got a good deserved point but my god it was dire to watch as is all Stokes games..

Right Oh, here goes....

Foster...great handling at crosses but little else to do.

Jones...Good battling performance, keen on going forward.

McAuley....usual no messing performance.

Olsson....OK but his passing needs looking at...thought he was a Stoke player with all of those hoofs up the field to no mans land.

Ridgwell...another really poor performance, tackling, speed, heading all bad and he is Albions obvious weak spot after so many games where he is struggling.

Thomas...Started off well for the first few mins but dwindled after 20 mins, think he probably needs a couple of full games to get match fit.

Yacob...Brave, battling performance against those thugs, got stuck in, contender for MOTM.

Mulumbu....Man of the match, tireless energy, like a work 'oss and there were times when he had 3 Stoke players surrounding him and he came through them all....great performance yet again.

Morrison, struggled and dwindled in an out of the game, the very few passes he made did go to a blue and white, he has got to be due a good game soon hasn't he ?

Brunt...Oh Dear, AGAIN a poor performance, shooting was terrible, 20 yards wide of the mark, passing and most obviously concentration, standing waiting for the ball to get to him unaware that Stoke players were by him, time and time again he looked unfit and jaded and Clarke MUST see that he just isn't firing on all cylinders....niggling injury ??

Lukaku...Stood no chance on his own up front with 2 or 3 thugs jumping on him every time he got the ball, can't fault his commitment but in this game he wasn't a force due to Stokes usual tactics.

Odemwingie, came on but little impact apart from a few jiggling runs.

Long....came on and it looked like this would have been a better option, tireless running and attacking their defence.

Fortune.... came on, tried to run down the wing but got out weighed off the ball most of the time.

Looking back, at half time it was crying out for something different and I think, in my opinion, Long should have come on to be with Lukaku who looked alone and lost up front and I reckon we could have got a lot more out of the game than a point, Stoke were poor.

Clarke NEEDS to assess Brunt and even though Morrison wasn't too good his passing was FAR better than Brunt's and when we did get into dangerous positions Brunts shooting was really really BAD but he took Morrison off ??.

Odem MUST feature more in a game, we got him, use him, he should have also come on at half time to place Thomas.

All in all....good point against a physical team but some of our players need to be assessed after a few games in a row where we they have struggled.

Great turn out by the Baggie fans yet again and the I think the Stoke supporters must have thought they were in church, they were so quiet but my god WHY do they go in week in week out, season in season out to watch THAT ??

Kev r wba

Hahahaha deluded mate!!!!

Only them lot who cum out with anythin as stupid as that!!

They will still go down winning against bristol city at home aint gonna keep them up. Every time they play against anyone decent they cant even last for 90 mins

Ive watched them. awful !!!

2013Cencus

KEV. Which Kev are you? Must keep the records up to date.

The Real Bully Hoo.

Just for the records my name is Kevin Hoo.

HOPPO

Thats got to be the best game of football i have seen this season, europe here we come, boing boing

haddock

well you did get 3 points off the bottom club in the chumpionship,but at least all above also got 3 points,

CantelloRocket 78

Hoppo-

I know yer tryin' to be sarcastic, but the disturbing truth is, as you're a wolves fan, Stoke v. Baggies probably WAS the best game you've seen this season!!!

PING! ( the sound of shootin' yerself in the foot )-

Ha ha ha ha ha..........

Jack ♣ Hat.

HOPPO,

See the Dinguls av tew win now, just to stond still, doh um. Mind yo yoov gorra stond still on thet trap doower ay ya. Con yo see thet bloke with thet black ud yet, ee'z on iz road up t'yo. Doh ferget yo con drop in ony toime, un doh lerrum string yo lot alung down theer wun ya. Yown gorra lof ay ya.

If all we ALBEUN fans wun a clowd it ud neva raien wud it, cus weem orl BAGGIES bay we, un we noh wot wi bin.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

P.S. I've eard throo the graep vine, wo1-Ves um avin a big dew ut the sayzuns end, sumthin abaert a Staffud Wikker Mon in the middul of their pitch. Doh tell evryboddy wun ya. Kep loffin woh ya.

We Only Need One Half!

Bit of a damp squib all round really, both teams seemed to lack a cutting edge. Still not so long ago would have been glad of a point from this game, no we are disappointed not to take all three.

For second week running (although Do Lally will probably disagree again) I thought Morrison played well, but defiantly best player for us was Foster. A game that will not live long in the annals of history, unlike the first goal at the Mol which will go down in the anals.......! well you get my drift (sorry couldn't resist)

Bring on the hammers!

baggieboy

Wonoh not sure what game you was watching mate but Morrison was awful and should have been replaced earlier Olsson wasn`t much better either, dont understand why you keep knocking and mocking Do Lallytap he is right in everything he says.

The Real Bully Hoo.

Do Lally.

Be worried, be very worried.

We Only Need One Half!

MUMOTD, 73 mins in, Lukaku shot, 4 rows back from the front, inline with the cameraman, see the giant stood up filling the aisle, wearing a green poachers jacket and white shirt, that's the game I was at, what about you, bottler?

baggieboy

hit a nerve have i wonoh, was you really dressed like that? i will look for you at west ham.

CantelloRocket 78

'wolf'boy-

as you often like to say,

'The Truth Hurts'.......right?

And that's the very name you used on the wolves site match report this morning, just before you posted on here.....

Pitiful and pathetic.

The Real Bully Hoo.

WONOH.

Got to be worth £250 from You've Been Framed.

We Only Need One Half!

and then some ;-)

Yurich

Stoke looked familiar; habit to fall down eagerly is among their players' tricks; ref amused the crowd constantly and went to the extreme near the end of regulation; despite this, Albion endured the pressure decently. Claudio Yacob had a tough fight all the time. Not much achieved in attack, but rather confident performance as a whole.

Yurich, in Russia

The Real Bully Hoo.

Yurich.

Do you by any chance wear a velvet burgundy smoking jacket?

Yurich

Never even heard about it.

Yurich, in Russia

Oh please

Yurich,

Is there anything in the newspapers about P.O over there?

Boing! Boing!

Yurich

Took a look, last news appeared this very day under the header "Odemwingie have critisized West Brom again". He tweeted he got spells on the field too short, this is club's deliberate action, etc.

Another curious thing from 11th of march, he said he's going to get russian citizenship for his son.

There are total of 5-6 comments on 4 sites and all are rather unpleasant to him.

Yurich, in Russia

Yurich

Just visited

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/teams/west-bromwich-albion

and learned the score of 17th April game with ManCity! 0-0, amazing!

Yurich, in Russia

amsterdam baggie

watched the game with comforrtble safe feeling expecting albion to play aflamboyent game but what a dissapointment,clayheads spoiling the game,kicking evryone the could get near,they really are something else,looked at our bench and was not inspired by our attcking options really need fresh blood next season if we want to continue to improve,ok we got a point,but oh dear,what was in that match for the neutrals zilch,without romo we would be very ordanary,scouts get to work,sorry about the bad spelling its still a bit early,happy st.patricks day evryone,boing boing

baggieboy

Got to be worst prem game ive ever witnessed that includes everton and fulham, stoke where awful but once again we failed to take advantage.

on a sour note just like at chelsea the intoduction of PO caused friction between the albion fans in block 38 somthing needs to be done before it really gets out of hand, imo PO as good as he is should be shipped out.

CantelloRocket 78

'wolf'boy-

c'mon, don't be shy-

as a wolves fan, you saw THREE SEASONS of worse games in the prem. than this one!!!

And if you wanna complain about watching poor games, wait till wolves play a mid-week game away at Carlisle next season.......

Ha ha ha ha ha..........

(p.s.- talking about the reception players get, wasn't the terrible booing of Stephen Hunt at Molineux by wolves fans absolutely disgraceful?

No wonder they have such a bad reputation around the country, they bring great shame on the club).

The Real Bully Hoo.

Rocket.

Apparently they cheered (ironically) when Dave Edwards went off injured as well.

Jack ♣ Hat.

Cantello,

wo1-Ves win and the hostiles are unhappy. They know what they are,L☺Ls.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

wordsley baggie

Truly awful game not helped by Stoke style of play, however, a point is still good from our bogie team away from home. Had to laugh though at Tony Pulis complaining about US time wasting !

Forever Albion

Was that not the worst game ever, thankfully we dont have to play Stoke every week. I would hate to be a Stoke supporter. Great that is over and we can be entertained again for the rest of the season.

Jack ♣ Hat.

Forever,

The worst game ever mate, Premiership > wo1-Ves v Stoke at the NETTO-GHETTO, bar none. New Cross A&E was so full of fans from both clubs with neck problems it had to go on red alert.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

baggieinmanc

Rubbish 0-0. Boring tactics and players hacking at Albion players. So we were playing Stoke then. I do hope they go down soon. We can never seem to get a result (bar last season of course) and they litterally are the worst football team to destroy the beautiful game. Well done Baggies for getting a good result there. Time to regroup over the international break. Speaking of which, Hodgson needs to look at the statistics so far this season before gifting Hart the England No1 top or he will lose Foster before he even gets him on a plane. I thought his comments were bearing in mind that Foster's stats this season have blown Hart out of the water. Even Ruddy is better at the moment. I think that the mentallity that we must play big names who play for big clubs no matter how well they are actually playing at that present time is the main reason England have only ever won one trophy. I really did think Hodgson would break that particular mold but I guess not. Also will some one please confiscate PO's mobile.

Boing Boing

PS Does anyone know whats happened to our Man City fixture. Neither the official site or Sky seem to think it exists anymore.

The Real Bully Hoo.

BIM.

I think in Roy's defence it's a bit of a poison chalice. If he leaves out any of the big time Charlies the media will crucify him (or any other England manager) but when they fail in the finals the same press will crucify him just the same.

I heard Adrian Durham on Talksport this week say 'Ben Foster, one clean sheet in twelve and he's straight in the England squad. How does that happen?'

Yes I know Durham is a prize plonker with little understanding of the game but he differs from the other press hacks how exactly.

TB

Another weekend free of football, another whitey by our dear friend Pete. There really should be an IQ test before dishing out twitter accounts. Our Guiness loving friend would fail miserably.

covbaggie

Oh No, Not again.

Has anybody been on twitter and followed Odemwigie.

He really has to be dealt with properly this time.

Get him out and we can move on.

The Real Bully Hoo.

On a positive note. Has anybody else noticed that the Stoke fans are starting to come out and question Pulis where they always used to defend him.

On a negative note they seem to be condemning him for trying to turn Stoke into a footballing team.

Strange lot them Staffies.

Jack ♣ Hat.

Well folks, that is the annual clogging from the "Saggar makers bottom knockers" thankfully over for this term. The game started with the attempt by their defender to put Thomas on the box. Every time we threatened in came the school of flying boots. Stoke must be the only club in all divisions (Apart from wo1-Ves) who change the entire seating in row Z every fortnight.Their fans must be awarded the Victory Cross every home match for "Valour at the back line" in those seats, so much do they come under heavy fire.

*Star man* Jones for dogged defending, blocks the lot, in my opinion.

Jonas was left with two men to mark down the left, he looked around for assistance but Ridgwell was in no mans land in the box on his Jack Jones. The attempt at goal hit Jonas right boot and dropped just beyond the back stick. Ridgewell's positioning needs analysing as it contains major faults, also when to back off and when to go in tackling wise. Hope this is seen in a positive light and not a negative put down as I think he puts a lot into his game. Stoke played with two banks of four plus two in front for protection every time we advanced. Never mind it was a good point under the circumstances and now , back to football.

Just watched Messi at the Camp Nou, it was like going from pitch black > spectrum.

Onward and upward with the BAGGIES.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

winkle

Hello Derek, when's your next series due out ?

Wall Heath Baggie

Clean sheet and a point away in the Prem is always a good result for a Club like ours. I see that some on here are bemoaning Stoke's football but one thing they do have is a passionate support who really get behind their team , we could learn a lot from them . I hope this does not go against the grain or spark any debate because the ' Cartel Chairman ' will be coming on and telling me off if it does not fit in with his narrow minded views ( quite similar to what happened in Nazi Germany in the thirties i believe).

Adeu until the West Ham match report !!!!!!!!!!!.

Mboy

No Delilah on Saturday - totally disinterested set of home fans.

We Only Need One Half!

WHB, your right about the clean sheet and point etc? but passionate support? at one point we were singing "wheres your famous atmosphere" it was like being in church for large parts.

We Only Need One Half!

Here you go Max, have a gander at that.

1.Man Utd 99*

2.Man City 81

3.Chelsea 69

4.Arsenal 67

5.Spurs 64

6.Everton 59

7.Liverpool 54

8.Albion 54

9.Swansea 49

Arsenal gain 3 points, Chelsea, Everton gain 2, Albion gain 1, Man City lose 1, Swansea, Spurs, Liverpool lose 3, Man U no change.

Got the Wulfie one if your interested.

KEV R WBA

just nice to be mixing it with the big clubs and sides of england with a decent running left aswell!

i would love to see the wulfie one mate

There you go then,

Prior to last Tuesday looked like this

Derby 61

Millwall 60

Blackburn 58

Sheff Wed 56

Ipswich 55

Hudders 53

Wolves 48

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Bristol 45

Peterboro 45

Barnsley 44

after Saturday (inc Barnsley and Peterborough Tuesday night result) looks like this,

Derby 64

Millwall 62

Blackburn 58

Sheff Wed 56

Hudders 56

Ipswich 55

Barnsley 50

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Peterboro 49

Wolves 48

Bristol 45

However, big caveat, the fact that a lot of those clubs have changed manager mid stream can throw the results out by plus or minus 3 points I think it was last year. We will see, and I still think Bristol and Ipswich will finish above Wolves as I have been saying since January.

Remember its just for fun.

Jack ♣ Hat.

No matter how much Madeley runs this match down, it will never be as bad as his club and Stoke when wo1-Ves were in the Premier League.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

We Only Need One Half!

Anyone else think Stokes demise may have something to do with not having Delap? can you really build 4 seasons in the Prem on just a long throw in specialist?

AndyH

Afternoon mate,

interesting point that.....looks like they did indeed build a team based around quick high balls into the box. This is one game i'm glad i missed to be honest, don't like the "style" of stoke anyway but the "highlights" were not exactly of the best quality.....

God alone knows how the stoke fans have watched that for season after season. I know it's a results business but.......

reagdards

AndyH

Sneezewort

And no picture frames were damaged during the making of this match. Pity. It might have livened things up a bit. Still, a valuable point away from home.