Published: Thu, March 01, 2018
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Pardew takes criticism on chin as Baggies fall to another defeat

Pardew takes criticism on chin as Baggies fall to another defeat

The former Newcastle striker says the Baggies had to sack him after Saturday and whilst he gets the odd fact wrong (Pardew hasn't won 2 PL games at West Brom and (Sadly) Newcastle didn't sack him), it is hard to argue with what Quinny has to say... I can't remember when the away fans were that loud, even in my time in Germany.

'I'm going to stand up and manage the team and they've got to stand up and give us performances.' On the reaction from the stands, he added: 'I think it's frustration. They knew it was hard for us and we were not at our best and they knew they needed to support a little bit more.

"There are fixtures that are more winnable than others and maybe our advantage is that we're so calm and so clear in our head".

Indeed, Town do and their playing ranks are blessed with qualities of togetherness and desire in which West Brom seem wholly deficient.

Pardew got an earful from Brunt in the dressing room on Saturday, according to a report in the Express & Star, as the Northern Ireland global criticised his manager's decision to stick with a 4-4-2 formation against Huddersfield's five-man midfield. Hardly inspirational words for his charges.

West Brom have accrued just eight points in 14 Premier League matches under Pardew - four fewer than their first 14 games of the campaign before his arrival.

West Brom started brightly with Salomon Rondon firing in the first attempt of the afternoon from 25 yards out that ultimately flew well over the bar.

Speaking to his side's official site after the contest, a beaming Wagner failed to contain his happiness as goals from Rajiv van la Parra and Steve Mounie bagged them all three points at the Hawthorns.

Matt Phillips provided a typical fine cross to James McClean near the halftime whistle, but the Irish attacker belted it high.

A low cross from the goalscorer was picked up by Mounie who picked out Collin Quaner to in turn feed Van La Parra, whose mis-hit shot bobbled home.

Supporters told players they were not fit to wear the shirt and Pardew that he would be sacked in the morning.

Foster then did well to palm away a Williams volley ahead of a fingertip save from Lossl to deny Chris Brunt from a 71st minute free-kick.

Lossl redeemed himself to keep out Brunt's free-kick and Dawson nearly produced a carbon copy of his earlier goal, but Town stayed resolute, strong and on message.

Brunt has certainly earned the right to question what is going on at The Hawthorns having been one of the side's best performers in recent times - and if he did indeed question his teammates and Pardew, it is unlikely that numerous supporters will criticise him.

"We defended well all together and used our chances, which was the most important thing".

"It's just the way it is and that's like in every team".

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