Watching West Bromwich Albion over the years has been as painful as going to the Sorting Office after work to collect a parcel you missed.
Watching Tony Pulis’ teams has always been as painful as stubbing your toe on the bed, and then headbutting the lampshade whilst hopping around and screaming bloody murder.
So you can imagine what it has been like for the Baggies’ loyal fan base over the last couple of seasons.
“I’ve said all along that we are in a building phase which requires a step-by-step process.
“I think we’ve seen an improvement all across the club in recent seasons and we must continue that in what is such a tough, tough league.
“We can never underestimate just how important it is to keep our place in a league that is now the most famous and the most followed in the world.”
The former Stoke City manager’s comments upon his extension highlight everything that is wrong about the mediocre mid-table clubs in the Premier League.
Don’t want to believe it? Just ask Aston Villa, or Fulham, or Bolton Wanderers.
If you aren’t moving forward, then you’re sinking; that’s the brutal reality of the top flight of English football – no one is expecting the Baggies to challenge the well-established elite. But the fact Pulis has been rewarded after reaching 40 points on the 25th February, and then ending the season claiming just five more points from the remaining 12 games, is an absolute disgrace.
A joke of a decision from an irrelevant football club. But when season-ticket holders are welcomed into the new season with the following package, what more do you expect?
— SPORF (@Sporf) July 26, 2017
Oh, and Gary Megson is now Pulis’ No.2, to fully complete the Chuckle Brothers charade going on.
The Baggies can’t be far off going full mediocrity and offering Hal Robson-Kanu a new contract…