West Bromwich Albion journalist Joseph Masi has given his thoughts on what is likely going to be happening behind the scenes at the club.
The Baggies’ hopes of a finish in the play-offs took another major blow this past weekend.
They fell 2-0 away to Luton Town, a result that now leaves them 11th in the Championship table – four points off a spot in the play-offs and with Steve Bruce still looking for his first win at The Hawthorns.
West Brom have certainly had some struggles on the pitch this season, with the players having to adjust to the style brought in by former boss Valerien Ismael before his departure, but Masi believes that the problems might lie with the players that are on the pitch rather than any particular style that they’re made to play.
Speaking on the Express and Star YouTube channel after the game, following a rant in which he explained how the club needed to be better in the transfer market for a club of their size and budget following their spell in the Premier League, Masi explained how things could be looking better for the club moving forward:
“It just feels lazy, is the God’s honest truth. It just feels like there’s a lack of direction at the top. Ron Gourlay’s come in – look, I’m sure these are things he knows about, there’s going to be sweeping changes, apparently. But at this moment in time, the recruitment feels dreadful, the players have just got a massive lack of belief and the team’s fallen off a cliff.”
TIF Thoughts on Joseph Masi’s comments on West Bromwich Albion…
Will Bruce get West Brom promoted?
Masi might be onto something when he says that the recruitment needs to be looked at, because West Brom are certainly underperforming this season given the financial benefit they will have received for being in the Premier League last term.
And if you look at the two teams that came down with them last season – Sheffield United and Fulham – they both made changes that have helped them bounce back, with both of them currently occupying places in the top six.
Whether or not these ‘sweeping changes’ he hints at will take place in time to have an impact this season – for instance they could still sign one of the many free agents that are out there – we’ll have to wait and see, but hopefully these changes will have a positive effect on the club and will be able to help turn things around.