Date: 12th May 2019 at 8:20pm
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Last Saturday’s clash at Villa Park between Midlands’ rivals Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion in the Championship Play-Off Semi-Final first leg carried a number of talking points.

Villa fans are discussing their poor performance, West Brom fans are discussing the decision to seemingly play for the draw and look to nick something on the break, we have penalty claims and the double yellow carding of top scorer Dwight Gayle for challenging for a perfectly good ball with their goalkeeper.

Ultimately, the tie went against us and we now have a one goal deficit to overcome on Tuesday evening in the second leg at The Hawthorns, and whilst the game is far from over, losing Gayle for the clash is a massive blow – especially as Hal Robson-Kanu’s petulance in the regular season curtain closer also sees him suspended for the match.

Taking to social media to react to Gayle’s red, West Brom fans were understandably fuming – as was interim head coach Jimmy Shan over the decision.

 

One Reply to ““That Mountain Got An Awful Lot Bigger” – These West Brom Fans Fume About One Villa Decision”

  • Never ceases to amaze me when fans see what they want to see instead of what actually happened. Not just having a pop at Albion fans but the truth is that Steer had both hands on the ball well before Gayle clattered him. It was clearly a yellow card. There is only one person to blame for Gayle two match ban and that is him! The first yellow card was given because he took ages to take the throw in…ambling across the pitch and deliberately taking his time…he thought it was funny, watch his reaction when the ref held up the yellow card. He knew that he had to be careful to avoid a second yellow so why even go for a ball that he was never going to get to?

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