Last night’s victory for Southampton over Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium ended West Bromwich Albion’s hopes of Premier League survival this season.
Our fight for @premierleague survival has come to an end following Southampton's victory at Swansea City.
On to @CPFC…
Let's finish the season six unbeaten.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) May 8, 2018
After a woeful season under both Tony Pulis and Alan Pardew, the highlights came in the last few weeks as club legend Darren Moore battered some self-pride back into the players and took us on an unbeaten run with some notable victories in the process.
Yesterday he was awarded the Premier League Manager of the Month award in recognition of the change in form at the club following his arrival, but having closed the points gap and lifted us off the bottom of the table – extending survival hopes almost down to the last day when we’d long seemed dead and buried – well everyone wonders ‘what might have been’ had he been appointed one or two games earlier than he was.
Despite his best efforts and significant improvement, ultimately it just wasn’t enough but Moore shoulders no blame in that – the players have to look at themselves as does the club with off-pitch decisions over the past few years.
The fall out will no doubt continue, but given survival seemed so unlikely for such a long time for some it will now have hit harder, for others if they hadn’t got carried away with the hope it won’t have been such a blow.
Some pride has been restored – now which way will the club jerk next?
— Rob Paddock (@RPWBAFC) May 8, 2018
Now let's have the answers on why we hired Pardew in the first place too…
— Leon (@Leon_WBA) May 8, 2018
It must be painful for you to see what Darren Moore has done knowing you could be mid table had you not got pardew or had sacked him a lot earlier
— Harry (@Fluds03) May 8, 2018
10th placed Newcastle are only ok 41 points- the bottom half of the table is really congested this year. 10 additional points where Pardew would be managing us would get us to mid table. We played 18 games under Pardew and won only 1, winning 3 more and drawing 1 would do it.
— Leon (@Leon_WBA) May 9, 2018
ALBION TILL I DIE ????????????????????????????????????
— Carl Burkitt (@baggyboy1878) May 8, 2018
Announce Darren Moore now so he can start to rebuild, he’s done unbelievable and deserves the shot. If only Pardew would’ve gone 2 games earlier than what he did and we’d have been safe no questions. Proud of the boys and Moore for the fight they gave, we went down fighting ????
— Kieronn ☆ (@Kieronn_180) May 8, 2018
Unlucky West Brom. Always a good away day and get on well with the fans. Hope to see you’s back up ASAP. Keep the faith
— Kriss (@Kriss_nufc83) May 8, 2018
Respect for fighting till the very end, especially huge respect to the big man himself Darren Moore
— Anonymous Gööner (@Anonymous1076) May 8, 2018
Youve Put pride back in the club be proud of the last few weeks I say I speak for every west brom fan in saying you fought to the bitter end. We go again next season through thick and thin always proud.
— Ob (@Ob45837489) May 8, 2018
Hope you give Big Dave the job tomorrow to put the ???? back on our faces. Cus if it's Big Sam you won't see me
— Mark Hartshorne (@MarkHartshorne1) May 8, 2018