West Brom caretaker manager Gary Megson gave an interview after the game last night, and he seemed annoyed.
Annoyed that his team couldn’t hold on to a two goal lead and probably annoyed as he realized Alan Pardew will be announced as the new manager today.
Gary says he has a 10:00am meeting this morning with the West Brom Chairman, so we are expecting the Alan Pardew announcement soon.
Gary didn’t want to give Newcastle any credit last night and thought the two goals were simply mistakes by his defense.
Gary Megson – on the touchline last night
This is what Megson said after the game as reported in the Shields Gazette:
“In terms of the points we’ve lost, not what the opposition have won, they’ve come from deal-able problems,”
“It’s a right kick in the whatsits. It was our own fault, we’ve scored two really good goals, passed the ball about fine.”
“They’ve swung a corner in and scored from six yards and spanked a free-kick in which is an own goal.” P
“The players are off tomorrow, they’ve not been off for eight days. I’m in at 10:00am to see the Chairman. I’m not aware of what it’s about.”
Not sure if Gary will keep his job at West Brom with Alan Pardew coming in – so maybe that’s what’s also upset him – as well as giving away a two goal lead.
Maybe we are too hard on Megson – we all have our own problems to solve we suppose.
It was a valuable point for Newcastle last night, and a defeat would have seen West Brom level with Newcastle on 15 points.
We are currently in 12th place but could drop after today’s games.
Huddersfield, Bournemouth, and Stock could also be above us tonight, but they also have some tough games today.