Billy Jones targets a treble record for West Brom

West Brom defender Billy Jones today insisted the chance to be record-breakers will spur his team-mates to end their season in style.

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The in-form Baggies full-back has set his sights on a trio of Hawthorns records to cap an impressive first campaign under Steve Clarke.

And Jones reckons all three milestones are still in their sights despite a run of just two points from their last four games.

He said: “We have talked about our targets weekly and we want to reach 50 points, finish within the top eight and get the record number of wins in the Premier League.

“Those targets are still the same and they are still achievable with five games to go.”

West Brom are three points away from chalking up their best-ever Premier League points total with the 47-point haul they achieved in the last two seasons currently the mark to beat.

They need one more victory to amass their most ever wins in a Premier League season – they are currently level with last season’s total of 13.

And a finish of ninth place or above would represent their highest position at the end of a Premier League campaign.

That would represent a hugely successful first season at the helm for Clarke and Jones said: “He has been great. I think everyone would agree.

“It was a hard job for him to take over from Roy Hodgson after how well he did but at the moment it looks like we are going to set records again this season.

“For a first season as a new gaffer, he’s got to be really happy. He sets really high standards and doesn’t accept anything less.

“He was really disappointed on Saturday with our first half against Newcastle because he sets standards so high and anything below that isn’t acceptable.

“There are sometimes raised voices, but he expresses himself with how disappointed he was, and we knew in the first-half that it wasn’t good enough.

"He told us what we needed to do differently and we took that on board.”

Jones expects to be fit to face Southampton on Saturday despite having four stitches in a gash on his leg after scoring his first Baggies goal in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle.

He suffered the injury in an accidental collision with Magpies forward Moussa Sissoko.

Comments for: "Billy Jones targets a treble record for West Brom"

Walthamstow Albion

You're doing great Billy - keep it up. Still young and learning but starting to flourish in the Prem.

Good to know Albion players want to reach their season's targets. It's been a superb season. Clarke will learn a lot from the out-of-form periods and be even better prepared for next season.

Albion sit eighth and justifiably so.

Baggies and Bathams...the Black Country way

CantelloRocket 78

Swashbucklin', bandana wearin' Billy Bones, our pirate raider from the wing, recently seen plunderin' the Geordie defences-

( and now I'm off out, 'cos it's me Birthday today ).

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum !!! pass it this way, Billy lad.......!!!

Bangkok Baggie

Jack Sparrow 78.

Iv'e heard it all now.

Thinks a Disney film is how pirates lived.

CantelloRocket 78

Bangkok dingle,

I forgot to explain-

I was having a bit of fun, I didn't think anyone would take it seriously, but I didn't allow for humourless dense dingles......

Jack ♣ Hat.

Bangkokwolf,

Disney are making a new film "The return to the Black Hole" featuring the "Yellow army Baggy Pretenders". Good space spy comedy movie they reckon. The main theme is "How to put your foot in it".

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

The Real Bully Hoo.

Desperate.

baggieboy

Well it looks to me like thay only want to target the beach on there last few performances, tell the players Billy not us.

The Real Bully Hoo.

Unlike your lot who targeted the beach and missed.

Jack ♣ Hat.

Billy,

Two records, go get. We will get to these desired achievements. With your pace I would like you to give wide right a fling. Drive in a few low crosses at the penalty spot and Billy's your Kid.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

Cyril Randle

Jack, the art of the low cross, almost a lost art. A good low cross hammered in the goalmouth is a 50-50 ball for both defender and attacker. Got to be worth a punt.

Jack ♣ Hat.

Cyril,

There are a fair few own goals flying in at the recently and they prompted my remark mate. With Long on the prowl that type of cross makes the mouth water.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

The Real Bully Hoo.

Billy has been a revelation. When he came we had the doom and gloom salesmen questioning the sense of taking players from lower leagues as well as stories of Preston fans saying he lacked pace. Then as he was acclimatising to the PL the experts told us he couldn't defend and had no positional sense. Well as we used to sing in the 60's, 'They've all gone quiet over there.'

Interesting to hear him say that SC's tactics brought about the second half turnaround. Also that it was achieved without Yacob and Mulumbu, perhaps we can play without them after all.

Brierleyhillbaggie

Hello mate

Tell me about it mate I can remember fans slating him on here he can't defend blah blah blah I'm sure you remember them too ??? It might off been when you were missing in action haha. He played last season against the dog heads and i was sold then. He was great that day. I also reckon he should be tried on the wing cause who ever said he was slow must be boggle eyed or some thing. How do you feel about the new strikers we need. Do you think jp will give sc the extra thirty mill were getting as long as it covers wages aswell then the books will still be clear

The Real Bully Hoo.

Hi BHB.

I think he might give him more than some expect but I still think we'll do our business in an understated way like we always do. Leave the big tent signings to others ay and carry on bringing the Yacob's, Olsson's and Mulumbu's in the side door.

Brierleyhillbaggie

Trbh

This is what I would do mate all the other kind off players we need ( wingers defenders ) I would try to do like you say under the radar cause its served us well even strikers if we can find some gems. But I would try and get a proven striker cause there is some good strikers out there cheap cause there teams can't afford them

Cyril Randle

Bully, quite right mate, that young man has hammered his detractors.

(For those non-farmers, a detractor is one that turns the soil uphill).

I took a few sarcy comments for stating his good points which are evident, a super engine, fearless, goes in where it hurts, learning at a remarkable rate. An England right back-cum winger ? Don't rule it out !

Jack ♣ Hat.

Cyril,

....... super engine, fearless, goes in where it hurts,...... . Your remark is the reason I would like him to play up front, he would be lethal, a bit like a Bomber Brown coming from deep, in my opinion. The options are endless as he can alternate. His transition into a Premiership player is almost there.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

The Real Bully Hoo.

Cyril.

I nearly mentioned you as I remember you being one of his major champions. It can be hard work supporting a young player from the detractors, much easier just to write them off. Some younger posters on here will not remember that a certain Bryan Robson was being written off in some quarters early in his career.

The Real Bully Hoo.

Cyril.

I replied to you when I did to Brierley Hill but it seems to have fallen foul of the "one gets through, one in the bin policy."

I nearly mentioned you as Billy's main champion. I also said how it's much more easy to write a young player off as not good enough than to look for signs of improvement.

You will remember that a certain Bryan Robson was written off by some early in his career as unlikely to make the grade.

Cyril Randle

And now they've given you the hiccups aer kid !

No one mentioned he's Jonas's love child either !

One reason I hope Lukaku has the sense to stay with us is it always takes time to fit in no matter how good you are. Billy had all the attributes I look for in a player and one above all the natural stuff.......ENTHUSIASM ! This young man ought to be on Roy Hodgson's list to give a try out in an International friendly.

Jack ♣ Hat.

Bully,

Your remark "one gets through, one in the bin policy." gets me thinking, does the E&D do this to make it look as if more fans post on the dark side!.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

Baggie Heaven

Billy Jones comes over as a pretty much down to earth sort of young man, i like his attitude. He as a genuine personality feel about himself, which is more than can be said for some footballers who try to express themselves. His brief overview of SC is encouraging, mind, he could hardly run him down, could he.

With a full strengh team i want the Baggies to provide us with one of those Old Trafford performances of the late 70's, assuming everything slotted nicely into place and all these players were up for it, this team (early season form) could quite easily take someone to the cleaners, five games remaining to 'cunja' us up a thriller.

pleasant dreams

Couldn't agree more. Yes we've done great. And it's great to have a stress free end to the season...But players have to realise we are still paying a lot of money to watch our team. Last few performances have been flat!

MoorewasbetterthanRosey

Need Yacob and Morrison to rediscover early season form to reach these targets.We are very much missing Gera and,dare I say it,Odemwingie..

The Real Bully Hoo.

What a great username. How can players fail to be inspired by supporters like you.

boing baggie

well at least Moore as scored at the hawthorns this season.

The Real Bully Hoo.

Ah that's better using your real pretend name.

Jack ♣ Hat.

boing baggie,

What prompted you to to temporarily swap your nom de guerre?. Just inquisitive mate.

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I SAID

MoorewasbetterthanRosey i like your name ;-)

Your a Baggies supporter i hope, you post on here, and you have a sense of humour.

Did Moore cost us £3mill ? And Rosey, well i don't know what to say.

If Rosey moves on, whats the betting he starts free scoring for where ever he moves, his past and his pedigree don't lie.

Cyril Randle

Rosey hasn't really had a chance in my view. Years back we played newcomers in away games to settle in, then if they didn't play too well, the home crowd never noticed them and moaning was at a minimum. If that bloke had got just ONE important goal and scored a point or three, the tolerance level would have risen. But you won't score if you don't play.

That sounds a bit like another modern phenomenon, the Dating Agency.

I SAID

Cyril Randle, well i don't know, another snipit of footballing knowledge.

Cyril i have never really thought about it before, and obviously i was unaware that newcomers were introduced and played in away games for the reasons you outline in your post.

well i never

Cyril Randle

Isaid, I'm still trying to work out if you are taking the p, but I have plenty at my age. I can spare some.

I SAID

MoorewasbetterthanRosey, user names, i forgot to mention.

You can associate my user name with one of our posties, who do think that is ? ;-)))))))))))))))))))))))))

Brummie roader Ryan

Is it just me or does he seem a bit quicker than when he first joined?

If he has then fair play to him, it is not easy to improve your speed

Davo from Wordsley

One of the few players to put a shift in on Saturday and who doesn't already have his flip flops on

boing baggie

Another sad day for Albion! Tony Grealish lost his battle against cancer last night! aged 56!! our thoughts are with you and your family.

Baggiebob

Couldn't agree more. Gave 100% and was a tiger in midfield.

CantelloRocket 78

Very sad news about Tony.I was also 56 until two days ago, and you hope at that age you have many more years left in this mad world, but life can be very cruel at times.

Condolences to his family.

The Real Bully Hoo.

Very young to die these days. RIP Paddy.

Cyril Randle

RIP Tony Grealish and best wishes to his family.

AndyH

Morning all,

RIP Tony - thoughts and prayers to the family.

regards

AndyH

mboy

Very sad news - RIP.

Orlando Wolves

Sad news indeed, my thoughts and prayers to his family.

santa

Billy is shaping up quite nicely thank you.As a right winger ,why not give him a go , wouldn't hurt it might just come off.And of course RIP T.G

AndyH

Evening all,

you've got to like Billy Jones really - down to earth - getting better as the season has gone on......scoring his first goal.....

regards

AndyH

Hereford Stu

I used to think Billy was great going forward but lacked positional sense defensively. This has really improved of late and I think next season looks really promising for him and us. Good effort.

Jack ♣ Hat.

boing,

Somebody is making a new West Bromwich Albion somewhere.

Condolences to his family and friends.

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Cyril Randle

On another thread, Billy says they want Lukaku to stay. We all do mate and make no mistake, he should as long as Chelsea want to loan him out. They are about tp spend many millions on a forward. Rom may just keep a bench warm there.

Going to yet another new club is downright daft. By the time he's settled, fitted in, etc., he could already be on the way to 20 goals for a season with us.

The Real Bully Hoo.

Cyril.

I noticed in that article that "sources in Belgium," are responsible for the rumours/fact that he's going to another club and we all know what a reliable chap sources in Belgium is don't we?

Jack ♣ Hat.

Cyril,

Matias Suarez was a team mate of Romelu Lukaku and he is a good goal scoring raider. Argentina football is similar to ours so he would suit, wonder if we bought him it would tempt Romelu to sign on for us again?.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

The Real Bully Hoo.

Cyril.

All the "he's going to another club" rumours seem to have come from "sources in Belgium." So they must be true.

boing baggie

Thing is Cyril he wants somthing we cant offer him, european football!he wants to go to the world cup thats why he will not be here next season, more the pity.

Jack ♣ Hat.

boing baggie,

I don't think his season with us in the Premier League has done any harm to his world cup chances to be honest. Some-one has surely watch him perform for us and they have been impressed.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

roblox

go on then, on me chin

we cant offer him europeon football, what nonsense

he arrived here fairly quietly, in fact many Baggies fans were unaware of whom Lukaku was.

he is a younger player on a learning curve, basicly Chelsea are keeping tabs on him, you fail to realise, he just might not tick all the boxes with regard to playing in the Chelsea first team.

you the media and allsorts hype his situation up, one step at a time, he is only to grateful to be playing regular Premiership football.

European football, world cup football, get a grip.

one step at a time

Cyril Randle

But surely Boingbaggie if he gets 20 goals for us next season, that will promote his chances of getting to the World Cup next Summer ?

European football may be a target too but it also increases the chance of premature burn-out and of injury. The bloke is only 19. Rockets are known to fizzle out and fall to ground with a thud.

Cyril Randle

Yes gents, Belgium, the centre of many battles in WW1 and WW2, but now the centre of my pet hate, the E.U. The stuff that emanates from there bears no relationship to reality. So, Lukaku is ours again then ?