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Relief And Pride - The Baggies Verdict

Relief And Pride - The Baggies Verdict

Gerard Houllier has praised the team for digging deep in our derby victory over the Boggies today, and admitted that the 3 points were a big relief.

Speaking on the Official Site after our 2-1 victory lifted us to the dizzying heights of 13th place, Houllier said the whole camp felt relieved at the final whistle and the win should result in the boys having far more confidence when we face off against Wigan.

I don't think the relief is confined to the players to be honest, the final 10 minutes were a nightmare and even more so once Albion got their consolation, as it really did look like they would draw level.

But 3 points in a derby is all that matters, especially with how our season has been going so far.

'The victory gave us the feeling of relief. I think the defeat at Liverpool hurt us, more by the way we lost rather than the score.'

As for the response and the game itself, Houllier was pleased with the way the players stepped up and battled during the game.

'I must say I was pleased and proud of the attitude. When you're going through a bad patch, you need to be more focused. I was very proud of their response.'

Is this where our season starts to come together, the turning of the corner moment? Wigan will be equally as tough a match, and I doubt it'll be very pretty but it's another game we simply cannot afford to lose.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Saturday December 11 2010
Time: 7:16PM


Newcastle result means we are back to 14th place lol
11/12/2010 19:29:00
i no what a s**ter but we have 3 -ts under our belts and a win at wigan next week will help pass xmas abit happier and a little higher in the table
Ted 369
11/12/2010 19:37:00
Where was Stephen Ireland today?
Holte End Dan
11/12/2010 20:02:00
If we beat Wigan we are suddenly talking about Europe again, some people are so fickle. Lets drop all this nonsense about Houllier being right for the job or not and get behind this wonderful group of talented young lads. Lichaj was outstanding today considering it was his first PL start. I loved young as Captain he worked hard today and you could see him lifting the lads up after they scored.
11/12/2010 20:06:00
Well played Eric Lichaj...agreed matty , thought young responded to the captaincy well, clearly meant a lot to him...nice to see cuellar back, didnt think Houllier would have the minerals to drop Dunne...also I think Hogg could become a useful player...nice to see emile back, his presence does help us a lot, oh stuff it, well done to them all, it was always going to be a little edgey, but they hung in their got the goal then 2nd half controlled most of the game...well done boys a much needed 3 points!
11/12/2010 20:12:00
Eric Lichaj was outstanding today and should be the next youngster rewarded with a new contract, it would be awful if luke young was chosen ahead of him next week.
Holte End Dan
11/12/2010 20:33:00
I reckon that's the last we'll ever see of Steven Ireland (last Monday). I would bet on a 'bust-up'. 100%.
11/12/2010 20:36:00
I don't see it being anything else other than a bust up because he wasn't to bad against liverpool and herd was picked for the bench over him.
Holte End Dan
11/12/2010 20:41:00
He wasn't so bad, but he's supposed to be very good. Glad Herd got picked ahead of him! Great show of character today against a very handy WBA team!
11/12/2010 21:26:00
And Dunne??? Rumours of a row over training????
11/12/2010 21:30:00
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