After barely scraping through on penalties against Peterborough in the FA Cup 4th round is it finally time for Pulis to go? Recent results suggest it is with Albion failing to win in their last 5 premier league games, failing to score in 3 of those games as well as not registering a shot on target against Newcastle, Villa and Southampton. The question is where has it all gone wrong from a manager who came in on the back of success with Stoke and Crystal Palace?
We all knew what we were getting when Tony Pulis was appointed West Brom head coach on New Years Day 2015, guaranteed Premier League football beckoned for years to come so the history books told us. Tony Pulis boasts a record not held by many managers as he has never been relegated in his career but is that all about to change?
Now some Albion fans may think relegation was a distant thought this season after a huge investment in the playing squad Tony Pulis was backed with a £30 million war chest to revamp a tiring Albion squad. The likes of Rondon arriving for a reported club record fee of £12 Million has since failed to make the impact touted by the Albion hierarchy. He’s registered just 5 goals so far with rumours of tiredness and match fitness are the alleged reasons for his lackluster displays.
James Chester arriving for £8 million from Hull City has also failed to make the grade and was rumoured to be on his way to Swansea in January after barely 6 months at the Hawthorns. Finally, the drama that is Saido Berahino, a failed move to Tottenham and a bitter fallout with the Albion chairman Jeremy Peace has had a significant effect on the dressing room. We never know what truly goes on behind closed doors but rumours of under-performing in training and a bad attitude have not helped the future England stars case. We cannot forget he is a quality player that will get you goals and something Albion desperately need right now but is the handling of this situation by Tony Pulis having a damaging effect on Albion performances?
With 13 games to go, the club sit just 6 points above the relegation zone. West Brom are seriously endangering themselves of becoming involved in a relegation battle with results being so unpredictable, in what has been the most talked about Premier League season since its inauguration 23 years ago, anything can happen. things must improve and improve quickly otherwise the old days of the yo-yo club will come back to haunt us.