West Bromwich Albion have responded to their freefall by sacking the chairman and chief executive but, in the words of fans, is it 'too little, too late'?
West Bromwich Albion are in danger of sleepwalking towards relegation. But, in the aftermath of the 3-0 defeat to Chelsea that leaves the Baggies seven points adrift of safety, it appears the Premier League’s bottom club have woken up and smelt the smoke.
In truth, West Brom’s squad is far too good to be cut adrift at the bottom of the table with the likes of Jay Rodriguez (below), Matt Phillips, Ben Foster, Jonny Evans and Grzegorz Krychowiak plying their trade at The Hawthorns.
So there has to be questions asked of the men behind the scenes. West Brom fans have started to turn on manager Alan Pardew of late, the Geordie gaffer failing miserably to justify the sacking of Tony Pulis before Christmas.
And supporters on Twitter also began to criticise technical director Nicky Hammond, who is responsible for bringing some clearly inadequate players to the Midlands in the last few transfer windows.
Although if the reaction of West Brom fans is anything to go by, Williams and Goodman will not be missed at The Hawthorns.
Good riddance!!!— DeanoWBAFC (@boingboing03) February 13, 2018
About time hope more will follow— Boulton (@Boulton2) February 13, 2018
Too little, too late.— Jack (@JackHobbs22) February 13, 2018
Wow didn't see this coming. At least the club is making every effort to stay in the league.— Jonn Walker (@JonnWalker_) February 13, 2018
Can't help but feel this should have happened a long time ago. Maybe it will take relegation to show the club that if you don't take it seriously and invest in quality it won't work.
Totally agree. Perhaps the club is resigned to relegation and they're preparing for life in the championship. It's too tall an ask to win 6 of the last 11 games when we've only won 3 all season.— Jonn Walker (@JonnWalker_) February 13, 2018
Fantastic news, Williams was a total and utter disgrace— HAMMONDOUT (@WBAMMA) February 13, 2018
Too little too late should have gone before Pulis did— Craig Wood (@craiglvssaz) February 13, 2018
Goodman and Williams sacked. Seems we may have learnt from last year when we should’ve sacked Pulis in the summer, but let him linger. Now we’re sacking the board before the end of the season! Championship preparation well and truly underway. #WBA— Chris Wood (@W00D_Y_) February 13, 2018
The head of recruitment should follow them. They have sleep walked us into the championship. Hope the Chinese sell up. Bring back Trev the shed tycoon— Neil Edmunds (@tronifer) February 13, 2018