This wasn’t a poor show by any means, it was so bad it’s hard to describe it!!! Our defending has been questionable for many a year, certainly since Carra went into pundit land. Only I can’t remember them being as bad as they were in this game. Little Phil scored one of the best free kick goals we’ve scored for a long time but after that it was downhill to nowhere land and nobody could stop the slide.
Me old Parish Priest would have been turning in his grave at the thought of football on Easter Sunday. At The Hawthorns we saw the many faces of Liverpool and we seem to have more faces than Big Ben. I don’t think anyone can say too much about the first forty-five minutes other than it was dire. We didn’t look like a side chasing anything but when Firmino scored in the sixty seconds which had been added on it seemed a bit of a bonus. The opening twenty minutes of the second half saw us playing with a bit style and when the ball landed in the proximity of James Milner with a what amounted to an empty net in front of him we expected we’d be moving closer to the comfort zone, alas the ball ended in the crowd. Then we heard the air raid sirens as a Pullis team reverted to type but we got bodies in the way; Mignolet made a save and although it wasn’t pretty to watch we somehow kept the Baggies at a safe distance. The last few minutes had to be some of the weirdest in football I’ve seen as the Albion keeper joined the attack. Mind you in football there’s often a show stopper and when we sent on Alberto Moreno for the last minute or so I hoped he’d be kept as far away from our penalty area as possible. That was the case but when he had the ball just inside their half and the goalkeeper closer to our goal than his own Alberto still managed to have everyone talking about him. At the final whistle we could laugh about it but as his forty yarder rolled past the empty net I don’t think he was top of anybodies Easter Egg list.