West Bromwich Albion owner Guochuan Lai clearly has lofty ambitions for the club, when he can be bothered to actually show his face at The Hawthorns, as fourth place in the Championship simply wasn’t good enough for legend Darren Moore to keep his job.
Having restored some pride following the shambles that we became under Tony Pulis and Alan Pardew, Moore was going a good job in the eyes of many. Fourth in the table, looking nailed on for the Play-Offs even if the automatic dream had gone and this was on the back of being woefully unsupported by the Board in the summer and January transfer window where the focus seemed to be more on saving money.
With numerous targets missed out on because agreement couldn’t be struck, well, in fairness to Moore I’m pretty sure he wasn’t expecting to try and rebuild a squad based on free agents and loans.
That doesn’t absolve him of all blame when we’ve been tactically wrong and underperformed and he’ll know himself he’s made plenty of mistakes – but that was always going to be the case as he learned on the job.
A short sighted, blame deflecting move from West Brom here when I’m sure most felt we were trying to slowly build something – have we now set our sights on somebody like Sam Allardyce so our owner can watch his short term pennies without realising the benefits of a longer term vision.
The fact so many fans from other clubs felt the need to comment on social media, just shows this decision up for what is it – utterly pathetic. Shame we can’t sack the Board instead.
As a Newcastle fan i feel gutted about this, I loved Darren Moore and though he did a good job
— Adrian (@Adrian____29) March 9, 2019
Because some of our fans have the memory of a goldfish. We were top scorers in the four leagues for the majority of the season. "Diabolical" my arse. The decision is absolutely ridiculous.
— Matt (@justaguMat) March 9, 2019
Leeds fan. Respected Moore as a rival. The Championship is a tough league. Nobody is guaranteed to win anything. He’d done well in the circumstances and the lack of stability will just hurt your results further.
— Mob(Cap)Mentality (@M_C_Mentality) March 9, 2019
I am totally devastated with this news. Perhaps all the “managers” in the ground today will be sending in their CV to Jenkins.
— Sandra Hughes (@phoenixbaggie) March 9, 2019
John from a Sheffield Utd fan that decision is a disgrace. Teams come come from the premier and think it’s an easy return. It isn’t.
The wage bill there must be astonimical. Is Norwood Duffy fleck etc 40k a week worse. Doubt it
— mark sweet (@tweek1972) March 9, 2019
That’s poor imo, imagine being 4th and sacking your manager. @HenriAshwell09
— Ed (@EdSimpson200215) March 9, 2019
Football gone mad
— Kev Cook (@kevincook77) March 9, 2019
4th in a very competitive league mind blowing that decision like????
— Jack Rogers (@Jackrogers567) March 9, 2019
Poor. Don’t care how “bad” the #wba fans say they’ve been playing. You’re 4th. You are West Brom, you’ve no devine right to demand a top 2 finish. No loyalty and pure arrogance from the board and fans alike.
— OfficiallyThomasJamesKirk (@OfficialTomKirk) March 9, 2019
— Matt Carter (@mcarter1991) March 9, 2019
68 clubs would love to be 4th in the Championship.
— John ???????????????????????????? (@johndews12_john) March 9, 2019
I have supported this club for 50 years during which time I have watched them make some very bad decisions – I cannot think of one worse than this – I am shocked and disgusted!
— Clement Chase (@ClemHChase) March 9, 2019
Absolutely disgusting shocking decision, don’t deserve to go up now. Glad I’ve not had a season ticket this season now. #imout
— Kevin Atton (@kevatton) March 9, 2019
I am speechless!! Pulis was given game after game after game until someone finally grew a pair and got rid! Pardew actually walked himself & you’ve sacked Moore out of the blue?! I don’t understand the mentality at the top! You don’t invest yet expect results??
— Emma G (@miss_emma_g) March 9, 2019
How can you get sacked when 4th in league and within touching of top spot? Disgraceful!! And I’m a #lufc fan ????
— paul baker (@Bakerboy75Paul) March 9, 2019
You've completely underestimated the championship
— Ben Hope (@BenHopeAJBass) March 9, 2019
As a forest fan that’s crazy. Your 4th ????♂️
— Grant Barker (@grantbarker400) March 9, 2019
— Richard Simon (@simonXavier2018) March 9, 2019
That’s only a small taste of the comments I can print.