West Bromwich Albion fans are gearing up for a tough but likely entertaining Play-Off Semi-Final derby clash with Aston Villa this weekend.
We make the short trip to Villa Park for the first leg of the affair on Saturday and our aim will be to establish an advantage ahead of the second leg back at The Hawthorns.
With promotion being the only aim at the club this year as we look to bounce back at this first time of asking to the Premier League, all is obviously not well at the club when it comes to our owners, Board and fans, and the latest confirmation won’t come as a surprise to a number of fans.
Whilst Swedish based Chairman Li Piyue will be in attendance for both legs, owner Guochuan Lai isn’t getting on the plane from China to cheer his toy on.
It’s certainly an unwanted distraction at this stage and reaction has been pretty obvious.
There’s a shock.
— The Baggies Bible (@TheBaggiesBible) May 7, 2019
His apathy runs through the vein of the club , from Lai to the chairman to Jenkins the mismanagement of the club is systemic of what's gone wrong over his reign , it makes achieving a play off place even more remarkable
— Gareth McDonald (@maccawba) May 7, 2019
— shayleeWBA⚽️ (@shayleehadling1) May 7, 2019
Oh imagine my shock
— Callum (@CallumWBA_) May 7, 2019
He needs to sell up and go
— stef cole (@baggieboy719) May 7, 2019
Mr Lai GET OUT OF THE CLUB YOU HAVE NO INTEREST IN THE CLUB
— Michael Barnes (@Michael65101368) May 8, 2019
There are good owners and there are bad owners… By ours must quite literally be the most disinterested owner in history.
— James- A T I D (@James84507668) May 8, 2019