Football changes quickly and, with every Tony Pulis return to Crystal Palace, things seem to get worse for West Brom and the appreciation for what the Welshman did at Selhurst Park seems to diminish.
Indeed, Crystal Palace fans will no doubt be eternally grateful to Pulis for dragging them out of dire straits and keeping them in the Premier League. But the Eagles also remember the type of football that was played in south London.
And every West Brom visit offers up a fresh reminder. On Saturday afternoon, Alan Pardew had Palace attacking and, ultimately, beating the Baggies 2-0. To say Pulis went for a different approach would be an understatement.
So negative were West Brom - who one fan admitted are still compensating for actually going for it against Manchester City and playing two up top - that both sets of fans slammed their 'embarrassing' tactics on Twitter after the game.
Crystal Palace fans remember them well, while Baggies supporters don't need to venture too far back... West Brom's tactics have rarely been this negative. Here's what was said on Twitter in reaction to the game:
wonder if we're still overcompensating for being "naïve" against Man City, but suspect Pulis will have to re-examine his approach now #WBAFC— Josh Woods (@joshwoods47) October 3, 2015
Oh Tony Pulis, what have you done? #Wbafc one of the worst sides I've seen down Selhurst in years.— Liam (@CpfcDoe) October 3, 2015
#wbafc the most negative football for 90 minutes. Pulis OUT— Rich Sant (@RichRichsant69) October 3, 2015
Given our home form and injuries, it seems baffling that even Pulis could be so negative today. Vile display. #WBAFC— Dave (@DPMoore88) October 3, 2015
If we stay up, Villa go down, Pulis stays and we have the same Summer as the last 2. I won't renew my ST. 1/2 #wbafc— Tom Cannon (@TomCannon93) October 3, 2015