Taxi-gate is still a sore subject for plenty of West Bromwich Albion fans and the arrival of Darren Moore as head coach appeared to reinstall some kind of pride, care and determination amongst the playing group even if our slight improvement and results weren’t enough to eventually stave off relegation from the Premier League.
A big thing this summer has been in doing things in a manner more befitting West Brom’s history and ethos when you think back to the days of our greats but according to the Telegraph yesterday, it appears we may have a bit more disruption to deal with – although this time it doesn’t involve a taxi, or a bus, or even a Boris Bike.
An exclusive claimed by John Percy yesterday evening claimed that Ben Foster and Craig Dawson were set for disciplinary action after refusing to fly out for our training camp in Portugal.
No reason was given for their apparent decision, and at this stage no real proof of the allegations, but Foster has most recently been linked with Watford and both Manchester clubs even though he has said he’s settled in the area and was happy to stay. The intimation is obviously his head has been turned.
Dawson has also been subject to speculation with Burnley interested in taking him back to the Premier League. West Ham also feature on that front.
The Telegraph state that both players informed club officials they ‘did not want to go’ as we flew out for a six-day trip on Tuesday and they cited apparent ‘huge frustration’ over the hardline stance of the Board’s approach to their respective futures.
I’ll keep my thoughts to myself until more is known.