West Brom will take no action over dressing room bust-up

Albion will not take disciplinary action after striker Saido Berahino was left nursing bruises from a dressing room bust-up.

West Brom's Pepe Mel
West Brom's Pepe Mel

The Baggies’ nightmare season took another ugly twist when the England Under-21 marksman was left with a minor head wound after tempers flared in the wake of Saturday’s dramatic 3-3 home draw with Cardiff.

But Albion today claimed they had “drawn a line” under the incident after players involved apologised, although Berahino is still believed to be unhappy at the club’s response.

Players turned on Berahino in the dressing room after he gave the ball away seconds after the Baggies had taken a 3-2 lead.

The mistake allowed Cardiff to counter-attack and equalise, although there were several other errors before Mats Daehli found the net.

Berahino, aged 20, was involved in a verbal spat with several team-mates before a physical altercation took place between the Burundi-born striker and one other player, with a punch thought to have been thrown.

Team-mates stepped in to break up the scuffle but it is understood the atmosphere remained frosty when the squad returned to training yesterday, with Berahino unhappy the club did not take firmer action against the player involved.

However, a club statement today said: “Tensions were understandably running high in the dressing room after Cardiff’s late equaliser but the incident has been sensationalised in the media.

“What happened is not uncommon in a dressing room and shows that the players care. The players involved have apologised.”“

Berahino has burst onto the first-team scene this season with eight goals but is believed to have infuriated senior team-mates, not least because of his close friendship with Nicolas Anelka, who was sacked last month.

Comments for: "West Brom will take no action over dressing room bust-up"

rjbaggie

Excellent...keep em coming........:(

Dizzymoth

In any work environment whoever threw the punch should have been fired immediately, if not, Berahino can take them to the cleaners. Doing it because they care is not an excuse. If that is the mindset of the team it is going to be hard for them to pull together. We are seeing only the tip of the iceberg.

The Voice of Reason

After all the laughing and joking at our expense it's come full circle. Bong bong.

Jack the Hat

The Voice of Reason,

Your problem is we will be laughing and joking about your classic, massive, Double-Drop for years to come, it is easy to find as it is the last entry in the football record books.

See, still loffin ay we.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

The Real Bully Hoo.

Not even close.

CantelloRocket 78

Bully,

Not sure about us, but even Wolves haven't reached 'full circle'-

they ain't managed to get back to the 4th Division yet......;-)

The Voice of Reason

See you next season, Sandwell fwends.

We Only Need One Half!

Its good you are showing some ambition at last TVR.

Jack the Hat

The Voice of Reason,

If your fervent wish comes true, bring your toilet roll with you.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

bradball

Never mind Berihino what abot the senior player that headed the ball back to them after their claerance upfield

colindbaggie

Also Fosters postioning for their first two goals.

We shall overcome

COYB BOING BOING.

baggie12386

I don't mind the players getting frustrated, its shows that (some of them) care. However, i feel Berahino has come in for more than his fair share of stick for the third goal on Saturday. Agreed, that when you are a child you are told to take the ball into the corner and run the clock, but he gave it away, showing his inexperience. But from that moment on, a hoof ball up field and our very experienced right back does exactly the same as Popov agains the villa and put it straight into the middle rather than row z. Then the ball is spread out wide, where our other full back, also useless, should take a booking at that point in the game, and do anything to stop Cardiff from breaking. But no he stood and let two players run past him and put the ball in our box.

So as much as i agree that Berahino is partly to blame, we have to look at the poor play and decision making of our experienced pros who we are looking at to get us out of this mess.

Jeffersobiwan

Totally agree. There seem to be a number of senior professionals who will not take responsibility for their own failings for the third Cardiff goal and are trying to shift the blame onto Berahino.

There were FOUR defenders who missed the ball as it was crossed.

We were all elated and then frustrated but in no way does that allow anyone to punch someone else!!

Its usually people of limited intellect who use their fists because they are not able to think and talk.

1877wolf

Best punch Foster has made all season!

I think with Sunderlands result last night you will stay up, the bottom 3 are doomed.

What a mess the club is in from top to bottom. JP not turning up for meetings, Richard Garlick not having a clue on football matters, Pep Mel seems a nice bloke but barely speaks English and hasn't got a clue what system to play, the players are confused and there's a huge divide in the Dressing Room and now they're fighting! You will stay up unless one of the bottom 3 gets wins from somewhere but its not looking likely. Whatever happens so many of your aging squad need to shipped out and the Albion house needs order!

The Real Bully Hoo.

Do you write for the Mirror Group?

CantelloRocket 78

Bully-

you notice '1877' knows every little detail about the Baggies?

He sits up all night with 'Jackett the Hat' reading Albion programmes and searchin' the net for information about us.....Lol.

By the way, d'you remember the other week when we mentioned the 'gulf' in the quality of squads, and '1877' threw a wobbly on here, shoutin'-

'oooh, ooooh, I wouldn't swap ANY wolves players for Baggies ones!!!'.........?

Ha, ha ha...........:-)

CantelloRocket 78

1877-

this silly ' I support you, I criticise you ' game is rather pathetic and old hat, eh?

Lone Wolf was right when he said the other day that the present batch of dingles coming over here couldn't wind up a clock.

I've told you lot before, stop tryin' to be clever, it really doesn't suit you.......

1877wolf

I'm not a whind up, I'm stating my opinion this what comments on stories are for?!

You will stay up in my opinion but what do you disagree with in my comments?

CantelloRocket 78

1877-

you're not a 'whind up' ?

'this what comments on stories...' ?

Calm down Dear, you seem to be gettin' in all of a to-do, sit down and have a nice cup of tea.

What do I disagree with?

maybe someone who's started coming over here regularly tryin' to insult our intelligence, when they appear to have a severe shortage themselves.......?

Nice try, but 1 out of 10 for effort........

Jack the Hat

1877wolf,

Best punch Foster has made all season! ..........

Did you mean a " Whined " or " Whinged " up merchant. Most of your comments in that post are snide remarks unless you were actually in the changing room and saw Foster throw his alleged punch. You want to watch what you are saying. You are only following paper talk apart from remark as the club have not elaborated on what has been written by the E&D only to say there had been a falling out. How do you know Saido didn't bang his head on something?.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

1877wolf

This is a football story and both sets of fans can post. My first sentence states 'you will stay up'.

The funny thing is you probably agree with most of my original post but just don't like to read it from a Wolves fan.

We have had our fair share of stick from The Baggies fans over the past two years and we're entitled to post on here as much as the Baggies fans have been.

Calm down dear boy, it's you who is unfortunately showing a lack of intelligence.

Jack the Hat

1877,

Best punch Foster has made all season! ....

Where did you get the alleged information from as you are implying Ben punched Saido, it wasn't in the report?, you say you are not a wind up merchant, so you are saying the punch is the truth, are you not?, so tell me.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

ELDERVO

Don't knock 'paper talk' Jack, if it wasn't for the E&S how would you ever know how the baggies got on ! ;-)

UTW

1877wolf

I'I support you, I criticise you' its called an opinion.

I do think Albion will stay up (opinion) but the club is in a real mess and needs re-structuring (opinion).

CantelloRocket 78

1877-

Lol, who're you tryin' to kid....?

Think we were born yesterday?

Me thinks you protest MUCH too much...:-)

-actually, I remember you-

as soon as you came out with 'Dear Boy', my memory stirred to someone who used to come over here a couple of years back regularly throwin' little jibes, then runnin' away, and if I 'upset' him, he'd call me 'Dear Boy'-

still bearing a grudge and resentment after all this time, eh?

When you said - 'we've had our fair share of stick from Baggies fans over the last two years', you instantly condemned yourself by showing your REAL agenda-

I may now give you one and a half out of 10 for mekin' me loff.........lol.

Warren

1877 Wolf

Opinion, yes fine, but your post is absolutely shrouded in fantasy:

'Foster threw the punch' - must have missed that bit;

'Garlick hasn't got a clue on football matters' - please enlighten us, have you met him recently? Do you have any understanding of his day-to-day role? No, thought not;

'Pepe Mel doesn't know what system to play' - Really? His formation's have been fairly consistent I'd say. Perhaps he can't implement his own style yet, but that doesn't mean he doesn't know what it is does it?;

'Players are confused' - Yep, missed that bit too;

'There's a huge divide in the dressing room' - and that bit.

That's not to say everything's harmonious, but what dressing room is? If reports are to be believed, senior players have stepped up recently because they feel a genuine attachment to the club.

Whilst the publicity's not great, I for one am actually quite pleased they had a bit of a dust-up, shows they care like some of the fans do.

As for this re-structuring you talk about, why don't you tell us what you'd change?

Whilst some of the decision-making's been dubious this season, the success of the actual structure has been generally lauded over the last decade or so, if it's functioning correctly.

Maybe we should appoint a greasy-haired Chief Exec to make a catalogue of PR gaffs, appointing novices in jobs that 'require experience', bringing in managers to overhaul the playing style then sacking them after 6 months, offering false promises of not replicating your neighbours' mistakes, then replicating them?? Is that what you mean by being run well?

The Real Bully Hoo.

The ninja assassin claims another victim, quiet but deadly. They don't get up again.

The Real Bully Hoo.

Mind you Warren he is speaking from a position of strength, they are top of the 3rd division after holding Stevenage to a draw last night.

Problem is I suppose when they get back up to a division they struggled in with a stronger squad than they have now. Also the fact that the manager they have now has never really cut the mustard in the Championship.

They're hoping for 30,000 this weekend but losing week in week out in the Championship that could soon be back to the 4,226 they had against Oldham.

But who knows, perhaps Jez will start to splash the cash, there's a first time for everything.

All in all thanks for the advice 1877 but save it for your own lot ay, they need it more.

PS.

If you really want a good laugh about a goalkeeper's punch don't forget Ikeme's on the tactics board last year. The joke being that Wolves have a tactics board.

Jack the Hat

Bully,

The only cash Jezz will splash is on the F.F.P.I. fines.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

Warren

Haha TRBH, you've not done too badly with your response either. As a ninja assassin I possess the limitations of another mere mortal, Bullyman on the other hand.........

Jack the Hat

1877wolf,

All this explanation from a Divi 3 fan, thanks anyway for trying. Surprising what a few wins in the nether region can do for a hoofball fan.

Our Premier flag is still flying.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

The Real Bully Hoo.

What happened to the other article and comments?????

Jack the Hat

Bully,

We proved it was rubbish so E&D had it withdrawn. This one could go the same way. L☺Ls.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

CantelloRocket 78

Ask Jonathan Brown at the E&S how they all disappeared-

it's probably his Brother Derren, he's always playin' him up, doin' this magic stuff.....

Cheshire Baggie

The anti E&D comments obviously did the trick, a touch of home truths about the continued reporting ( I use that word, not the correct word that would not be allowed in a public domain) on the so called troubles at the Hawthorns. Well it's calm in the lower reaches of the football pyramid, no sensational news to report or make up. Boing Boing.

We Only Need One Half!

They didn't like the Poll I asked for Bully.

The Real Bully Hoo.

WONOH.

There was a different article about this same subject up originally with some comments on it but it's just disappeared. Perhaps the reporter accidentally put a positive slant on something and it had to be taken down.

We Only Need One Half!

Yeah I posted on it, and suggested a Poll to Jack-

"Given that Wolves articles now out number Albion articles by almost 3-1 daily, if our League places were reversed, would there be any Albion articles at all"

Some days I have to double check its us in the Prem, and not the 3rd!

WONOH.

I put up a reply to two that had answered my post. One was Stoney Lane but I can't remember who the other was. Hope they saw it before the post disappeared.

The Real Bully Hoo.

First they lose my post now they've lost my name.

Jack the Hat

Obviously Saido must learn to take flack as well as praise. Maybe he isn't quite mature enough just yet, but it will come. Live and learn my lad, Forget Anelka and listen to the likes of Mulumbu, unless he was the one who clocked you, okay, only joking with that bit. All the best.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

CantelloRocket 78

We're all supporters of the club-

the club was here long before any of the present staff, and it'll be here long after they've gone-

The official statement says that any players involved in this 'incident' have apologised-

and the club's now drawn a line under it.

End of.

We've more important things to think about, like a BIG game at the weekend to prepare for, and ALL players are supposedly professionals, who're well paid to BE professional, and focus on doing the business on the pitch-

all eyes now on Norwich............

The Real Bully Hoo.

Ah but Rocket, did you not see that the club only 'claimed' they had drawn a line and that Berahino is 'believed' to be unhappy.

It's not what you write it's the way that you write it.

Our modern day press have turned very day into April Fool's Day.

The Real Bully Hoo.

PS.

Spot on with wit the other post as well, I don't know if he has Hellenic ancestors but you know what they say about Greeks and gifts and all that.

The Real Bully Hoo.

PPS.

Watch out we're outnumbered on here, have we clicked on the wrong site?

Charlie

Berahino's gone then.

Charlie

ATLANTA WOLVES

Warren

Thanks for that insightful post Charlie, come again soon......

The Real Bully Hoo.

Gone where exactly? He's on a long contract so he goes nowhere unless we say so. Is Hollywood still there BTW?

Jack the Hat

Charlie,

Bet it costs you a bomb to watch your team? if you are in Atlanta that is.

Berahino won't go as far as your lot did, by doing a Double - Drop.

Gorra loff ay ya.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

ShaunA180

Since signing a contract he as produced nothing. Tweets & pictures on instagram he is very cocky & big headed. The likes of Reidy & G Mac wont stand for it and I personally don't blame them.

It makes you realise why Rosler released him when he was on loan at Brentford due to his attitude.

baggiebornandbred

i agree with everything you say another ravel morrison in the making, dont its it right to put a left hook on the lad but a stern B********* is in order

baggiebloke

More drivel from the region's leading non-journalists.

FootballRealist

Hang them from the floodlights with the others, what about the other two goals!!! who was at fault for them!!! we need a manager who understands Bin Ya Bay Ya Or Wah like big Sam. The match against Cardiff was the worst Baggies display I have seen in the past 30 years I would be ashamed to call myself a professional footballer, the passion, commitment, and team work is clear for all to see in a lot of none league matches, maybe next season I will go and watch the Dingles.

CantelloRocket 78

April 'Fool' stops at midday for everybody else, but for you it's obviously permanent.........

The Real Bully Hoo.

A name change might work, how about Hoofball Fantasist?

Jack the Hat

FootballRealist,

...... next season I will go and watch the Dingles.

Are you admitting you don't watch your team.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

rjbaggie

To be fair to 1877 if you base your knowledge of the Albion on just what appears in the E&S he's summarised their recent negative articles pretty well. Also agree with him that the bottom 3 not winning enough games will keep us up. Hope so anyway. Don't agree with his ageing squad comment, just need a couple of mobile full backs for next season that suit PMs pressing tactics better than Reid and Ridgewell. Under Hodgson Reid and Ridgewell were ok but they were only expected to defend. Ridgewell for me is a big improvement on Nicky Shorey and that's why he was brought in.

CantelloRocket 78

rj-

'1877' was rubbishing the Baggies squad the other week, was telling us all the facts and figures of how we were 'outplayed' in games, and by his own admission, as a Wolves fan, he's suffered years of Albion dominance, so now he wants to 'feed us a little sugar', to make us accept him, then follow it up with nasty medicine, as he repeatedly tries to remind us of our current misfortunes, to get his 'revenge'-

you have to ask why a Wolves fan suddenly turns up to 'shout out' our bad news on almost every story, whilst he was nowhere to be seen when we were doing better.....??

The Real Bully Hoo.

Kev. Are you out there?

Just to say. I heard Adrian Durham yesterday and he was covering our game for Talksport on Saturday. He was saying that it was one of the best atmospheres he's ever experienced at a game, from both sets of fans throughout the game. He hasn't normally got a good word to say about anything Albion related so it must have been quite good.

CantelloRocket 78

Bully,

I was just browsing the net football stories the other day, and I spotted something like 'Durham's Report', with the headline 'West Brom v. Cardiff, what a brilliant advert for premiership football'-

I guess it's probably the same guy......?

The Real Bully Hoo.

Rocket.

Yeah, he did say it was a great game of football as well. I put the bit about the crowd on to convince Kev that it was actually good.

While the result was a disappointment, I'm sure Cyril must have been pleased about the entertainment factor. I hope Pep is given a chance whatever the end of the season brings. I don't know that he'll be good but I think he's shown enough to earn a chance.

RobinBrittain

Perhaps Pepe Mel will put Saido on the pitch with a bull.

Jack the Hat

A club spokesman states " Tentions were understandably running high in the dressing room, but the incident has been sensationalised in the media ".

Ceefax.

So Mr. Swain can now apologize for making a mountain out of a molehill.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

YeOldeShootingStar

Shame on the board to take no action, poor Saido has a black eye, this season is turning into a circus act, no ambition, no clue from mel, sold our top players, struggling to even draw a game, controversy from players, and to top it all off we aint even got the right colour socks!

MEL OUT!!!

JP OUT!!!

BLUE SOCKS OUT!!!

simmo54

High passion, care, anger, disappointment ..... we might just have a chance of staying up now

Statos Boring Brother

Something of nothing.

These sort of arguments have always gone on after matches and at half time and always will.

At least it shows the players care but unfortunately there seems to be a spy somewhere in the camp leaking stuff to the press.

Why do the E&S always bang on about the negatives (they did it to us at Molineux when we were deep in the smelly stuff) as it does nothing to help the team?

simmo54

Statos

I think they call it sensationalism journalism ..... it appears negativity, misery and wrong doings is what sells papers and attracts readers

colindbaggie

Things like this either make or break lets hope it strenghens the team spirit.

We shall overcome.

COYB BOING BOING.

simmo54

The question I ask myself is "Was the spat over SB's error or SB's attitude to it?"

colindbaggie

Good point.

Warren

Simmo

I heard, rightly or wrongly, from a mate who went along to the sponsors do, that a couple of the more senior players weren't shy in talking about Berahino being a little too big for his boots, so I imagine him being slotted one is a culmination of things over a long time rather than, as you ask, the error itself.

Who knows, it might do the lad good, bring him down to earth and get him working hard. Either that or he could go the other way, guess we'll find out.........

YeOldeShootingStar

Says half of you who was shouting out for him to be rewarded with a new contract just because he scored a few goals!!0

Warren

Ye Olde

He's a talented kid and given how he burst onto the scene it would have been a blow for the club to lose him.

However, if rumours are to be believed, he needs to get his head straight and knuckle down.

I've only written what I've heard from others about his attitude, doesn't mean none of us want it to work and for him to do well.

Not sure where there's any hypocrisy in that........

colindbaggie

SB may of pointed out that for two of Cardiffs goals he wasnt on the pitch.

And he did make our third.

We shall overcome.

COYB BOING BOING.

simmo54

Or was it the shrug of the shoulders "what the heck, am i bovvered?"

warren.ban.5

Albion fans are peaking their concerns way too soon.remember 94 lost at home to Blues two games to go we were down .NO WE WEREN'T . any gambling man will tell you great escape year Albion outsider of four to stay up on the day. WE STAYED UP. this thing has barely begun.

Quinton Baggie

Bust up's and fights in football clubs are nothing new...Shame the E+S have to dramatize the issue...Christ I can remember having arguments in the school play ground playing football with an air flow ball when you had done something wrong so it happens...It shows to me that there are players that care...As good as Berahino was in the third goal and his goal at Old Trafford, he undone it with his stupidity...he got his mauling after the game, lick your wounds and move on...We have been lucky that the teams below us are also losing...lets galvanize for Saturday versus Norwich.

capehill

Well at least some one was old school enough to show him the way, I don't think he'll ever ever not run the ball to the corner again. every days a learning day, Sunderland lost, so all is well.

halway

First of all,SB should have got wacked before he went onto the pitch.Second- has everyone forgot Ridgwell he gives goals to other teams for fun,you can not go through a season without a left back ask Wolves they tried it with big nose Ward,you get relegated then relegated again if you try it.What happened to the mighty Wolves tonight,has low has you can go Stevenage thats the pits,it must be hard for the fans visiting these small football grounds reminds me of when i used to visit Bilston Town.

Most Wolves fans are young supportes,if you listen carefully they are saying ''Wolves aye we'' but what they are trying to tell you is that'' we have been brainwashed from a young age aye we'' you can't believe anyone could watch that stuff and pay COYB

The Real Bully Hoo.

What a very strange post.

Mboy

IF he got smacked due to his attitude, the CLUB need to sort this out. (The first thing they can do is to INSIST that he gives interviews with the Press in smart attire). Fergie wouldn't have let this happen with a kid.

CantelloRocket 78

Mboy-

as you say, Fergie would've done things differently-

he prefered to handle dressing room problems himself, like blasting the players if they'd underperformed or made mistakes, then throwing cups and saucers around the room-

he apparently once kicked a football boot in anger that hit Beckham in the eye and caused a nasty gash that needed stitches.

The club dealt with it by issuing a statement that said-

' what happens in the dressing room, STAYS in the dressing room, it's a private matter '-

Then they drew a line under it, and everybody moved on........

Mboy

I can't work out if you're agreeing with me or not. I think that we can agree that the "class of '92" have been "brought up properly" and have turned out to be model professionals. I hope that someone in our Club can take Saido "in hand" to ensure that he turns out similarly.

CantelloRocket 78

Mboy-

when I read about Saido's childhood, it made me sad, and I really wanted the guy to become a success, still do.

Having said that, he's been living in this country for a long time, taken into the Baggies Academy and looked after for the last 8-9 years, he's now a fully grown adult who's old enough to get married, vote, etc., earns more in a month than most people do in a year, and probably owns an expensive laptop, on which he regularly communicates through social network accounts-

there comes a time when you have to take responsibility for your own actions, personally I could work out instinctively what was right or wrong whilst still at school, and respecting those that've given you a great opportunity, also respecting those around you with more experience, is essential-

Roy Hodgson, Steve Clarke, and several older Baggies players have seemed to indicate Saido needs to change some of his ways, so he can either politely ask their advice, or swagger around like a know-it-all wanna be celebrity-

maybe what's happened will now make him sit down, and think on things a little more deeply........

The Real Bully Hoo.

Mboy.

Was it you that admonished me for shouting the other day?

Mboy

Odd words for emphasis.

Full sentences for shouting!!! (In my opinion!!)

The Real Bully Hoo.

Somehow I harboured a very strong suspicion that I might be wrong. I don't know why.

CantelloRocket 78

Bully,

On one hand-

Maybe you are right, that you are wrong-

Or maybe you are wrong, and you are right...

( I've decided to be completely ambiguous from now on, it frustrates the hell out of inflexible people..... ;-)

Mboy

I think you will find that my comment was my OPINION, so therefore accepting that I could be right or wrong.

Think you need to take a chill pill!!

halway

instinctively from a young age i admit i'm a know-it-all ,very strange post

Buckswolf

Great entertainment folks - Wheels well and truly off at Tesco-land and 21 posts so far from the Cantello man and his mate Hattie Jakes fighting a losing corner….. I feel number 22 and 23 coming along very soon…

Gorra loff ay ya - UTW

The Real Bully Hoo.

When will you Wulfies ever learn. Over the years you persist in coming on here gloating over what is going to happen.

Remember the old saying, he who laughs last laughs longest and loudest.

CantelloRocket 78

Bully,

you can see 'em now, stickin' their chests out, and arrogantly shoutin' at Stevenage fans ' we couldn't beat ya this time, but yow'll never be bigga than us, we rule the third division.....'

Yes indeed, yer really gorra loff.........

priceless......

CantelloRocket 78

Bucko-

havin' been sent packin' from here time and time agen, you've now resorted to counting up how many posts Albion fans are submitting, shoutin' at the residents, then runnin' away down the street-

don't forget to take yer mate, 1877, back with ya to the custard bowl-

altogether, now-

'Two little dings, with two little things, and neither one had a clue,

Then one day, they were chased away, by the boys in white 'n' blue......'

Lol............:-)