Darren Moore has given the official West Bromwich Albion Tweet team a little quote filler on an otherwise quiet Wednesday.
???? Some #WednesdayWisdom from Darren Moore…
"My mom worked at Sandwell Hospital. My dad worked at the bakery opposite The Hawthorns. I know how much this club means to the local people."
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) April 18, 2018
Simple enough comment, it shows his background and one of the reasons why he was quickly taken to heart by The Hawthorns faithful with his attitude on and off the pitch during his playing career with us.
As well as garnering the expected praise from the fanbase once again, following his promotion to caretaker manager following the departure of Alan Pardew, his comment also caused quite a stir in term of leaving fans hungry.
Can't help but like the bloke ????⚪️????⚪️????⚪️
— Stuart Hunt (@huntywbafc) April 18, 2018
I once bought a sausage roll from Firkins
— Martyn Phillips (@kimartyn) April 18, 2018
Your a true baggies legend Mooro, as you say you know what the fans think, what we want and how we much we care, just like you . The football team is in good hands at the moment ????????????????????⚪️
— Carl Burkitt 1878 (@baggyboy1878) April 18, 2018
Made up for how he got the players to play, I hope he does a good job in the next few games, would be great to see him get a chance permanently next year! best of luck!
— Gareth Ratcliffe (@N9GJR) April 18, 2018
Good luck mate hope you get Managers job on permanent basis you will never have success WBA whilst you keep sacking managers
— Garry Coster (@londongwc) April 18, 2018
You are a true ‘home-grown’ hero and we know that you will feel our pain, and celebrate success as we will. We are in good hands, Darren, and long may it continue! ????
— Roy Whiley (@RoyWhiley) April 18, 2018
Whilst the Twitter responses may have taken a left-field turn, there is certainly reason to hope for ‘Moore’ between now and the end of the Premier League campaign. With a marked difference in the attitude and approach of the players in the 1-1 draw with Swansea City as he made his debut in the home dugout, unexpected victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford really got pulses racing.
With Liverpool up next on Saturday fans are approaching that match with renewed faith and hope but after the season we’ve had, even if we taste another defeat given the tall order back to back victories would be given the opposition, I would imagine most would better content themselves in trusting we went down battling rather than as a damp squib.
It might not be much consolation but it would be a consolation that’s often been missing in 2017/18 and even the most optimistic fan would admit that with so few games remaining avoiding the drop is at the least unlikely.
Restoring some pride and hope is probably the best we can hope for.