West Brom slipped up again last night in the Sky Bet Championship as the race for promotion took another twist with Stoke City beating them 1-0.
The Baggies and Leeds United had both looked strong for much of this season and not so long ago they were battling it out for the title, well away from the chasing pack.
However, both have hit dips at the same time to let the sides below them back in and now we could be in for a fine battle between now and the end of the season for promotion.
West Brom fans, naturally, were not pleased with the result last night as they lost to a lowly Stoke side and since the full-time whistle some players have come in for criticism from their supporters.
Let’s take a look at what some Baggies have said about defender Conor Townsend as the men from the Hawthorns now have to focus on FA Cup action this weekend:
Lots of fans saying Slav isn't to blame… I disagree he has to shoulder some responsibilty. He makes the decisions. Plays Townsend league 1 at best, Grady off Injured made the choice to go 442 and leave our goalscorer on the bench! It is time for him to earn his coin #wba #coyb
— Damon Killian (@htimsAJ) January 21, 2020
There aren’t many footballers I look at and think I would have a chance of beating them in a foot race over 30 yards but I would have a good chance against Townsend #wba
— Ricci Dunn (@B_H_Baggie) January 20, 2020
Give Harper a chance give Willock a chance please never drop Semi again and play Dara at LB instead of that fraud Townsend, also can we play Pereira through the middle and not on the left at all #WBA
— James (@FutbolJamess) January 20, 2020
Phillips and Townsend both poor again. Sawyers and Livermore both struggled. When Pereira is having to pick the ball up inside our own half you know it’s not a good sign #wba
— Lewis (@lewis_harbon) January 20, 2020
Townsend is the worst player we’ve ever had he’s actually that bad #wba
— . (@Brom68) January 20, 2020
Genuine question: what does Townsend bring to the team? Just can’t understand why Slav picks him. Crying out for brunt to have a go there with he’s final ball delivery imo. #wba
— Alex Giles (@AGiles21) January 20, 2020
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