Hal Robson-Kanu continues to live off five minutes of fame

“It was a strong season and I want to build on the good work and contribute to a more successful future,”

Hal Robson-Kanu has a different definition of success than most of us, it seems.

Upon signing a new three-year deal with West Bromwich Albion, the striker – despite the season being neither a strong season for him on a personal level or for the Baggies – suggested his first campaign at the Hawthorns was pretty good.

Of course, to suggest the Wales international’s season was anything more than a shambles would be a lie. And to even suggest West Brom’s promising first half of the season outweighs their shambolic end to the Premier League campaign, would be too kind to Tony Pulis.

The Baggies manager should’ve been sacked for West Brom’s end to the season; after reaching 40 points on the 25th February – a 2-1 home win against Bournemouth – the Baggies then ended the season claiming just five more points from the remaining 12 games.

Just over a year on since Robson-Kanu did this…

…the hyperbole meant that the former Reading forward was meant to have been at Atletico Madrid for the last 12 months ?.

“Griezmann starts on the bench for the 12th consecutive game, as Diego Simeone continues to enjoy the performances of a striker who averaged a goal every eight games for Reading – including a lot of time in the Championship.”

Yeah, okay, Wales Online…

Ultimately the Baggies and Robson-Kanu deserve each other. But no one deserves Tony Pulis. No one.


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