With each defeat it becomes harder to dwell on the game; and as a result the gap in match report publishing lengthens proportionately.
Last weekend the Albion were humbled, putting in a totally ineffectual performance in a vital match against a managerless Sunderland side. Kenwyne Jones effectively ended the game with two goals in two minutes half way through the first half. My earlier prediction of needing 7 points from the twelve just gone yielded one. Being bottom at Christmas looks likely, a return to the Championship similarly so.
‘If you’re going through hell, keep going.’ Winston Churchill
Fulop, Bardsley, Ferdinand, Nosworthy, Collins, Malbranque (Edwards 59), Tainio, Richardson, Reid (Leadbitter 79), Cisse, Jones.
Subs Not Used: Colgan, Diouf, Miller, Murphy, Yorke
West Brom (4-5-1)
Carson, Zuiverloon, Olsson, Meite, Robinson, Brunt (Kim 46), Borja Valero, Koren, Morrison (Bednar 46), Greening, Moore (Beattie 68).
Subs Not Used: Kiely, Cech, Barnett, Filipe Teixeira
Lee Mason (Lancashire)