Pure Poyetry from West Bromwich Albion v SAFC: Not a bad way to start?

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John McCormick writes: I was hoping to make this match but it was not to be and I had to make do with a dodgy feed. When we scored I thought ******, then they scored twice and I thought ****** again, but for different reasons. And then when hope was dying our Viking proved he was worth his new contract with a point-saving goal and I thought ****** once more, this time because two midfielders had scored and that’s a bit of a novelty.

Two forwards scoring would be a bit of a novelty, too, I think. It’s time Fletch and Jozy showed their worth.

That’s enough of my thoughts, what about the manager’s? Here they are, as sent directly to M Salut in his personal post-match e-mail:

Dear Colin,
If you said we were going to get a point away from home in the first game of the season, you would probably say it’s a good way to start.

We started the game very well and we got an incredible goal – the best probably from [Lee] Cattermole in his whole career.

Then we had a difficult spell because we lost the possession and the decision from the referee to give a penalty changed the course of the game.

If we went into half time at 1-0 it would have been a totally different story, but I thought we were much better in the second half.

We were better on the ball and much more aggressive.

Jake's take
Jake’s take

I was disappointed with the defending for their second goal but then we were in their half and we were really pushing to get back.

I think we need to make sure that the players get used to each other as well, some have only been training for a week or 10 days and I’m sure we are going to get better.

This week is going to be perfect for us, to go and play against Manchester United at the Stadium of Light with a great atmosphere and to make sure that we can show we are going to be a different team this year.

Thanks for your support,

Gus Poyet

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Pure Poyetry from West Bromwich Albion v SAFC: Not a bad way to start?”

  1. Agreed Rob and Plan B. Definite improvement and settles things a little to get a point from the first game.

    More points on the board next week lads and we are off to a flyer.

    Man Utd looked very poor to me as well. A good time to be playing them.

  2. Point earned yes, decent start and anything is better than last season. Pleasing to see our character evident again in the second half.

    what was disappointing was that we are playing square pegs in round holes again. Partly down to injury here and not totally Poyet’s fault; but we had Fletcher up on his own, never been good at holding the ball up. Wickham on the right, who is good at holding the ball up, in Adam Johnson’s best position. And we’d surely be better off leaving Wes in the middle with O’Shea and sticking Roberge at right back.

    I really hope we aren’t wasting our time and money chasing Borini just to play him on the left. He offers no creativity which is what we’re really crying out for.

    I do agree with what Poyet said about Man United next week, nothing to be afraid of there. We can beat them and we have the confidence to do so.

  3. A point away from home on a ground where we had 0 points in the last 5 games.

    I would say that is 1 Point Earned. Well done lads (as a team) and well done Catts for scoring a really nice goal at last.

    Not forgetting Seb. He has a habit of popping up, let us hope Cattermole knocks 3 or 4 like that in this season. Nice touch!

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