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West Brom Win Again With Another Goal From Jacob Murphy

Jacob Murphy played for West Brom on loan last night and scored West Brom’s second goal in the 3-2 win at QPR – the London club is now managed by former Newcastle manager Steve McClaren

And a third goal four minutes into stoppage time from Jake Livermore game West Brom a massive 3-2 win that takes them to 60 points in the league.

That’s just one point off second place and automatic promotion place – so it was a timely win for the Baggies.

Jacob Murphy – after scoring at Nottingham Forest on his debut

That’s two goals Jacob has scored for West Brom in three games, so he’s off to a good start on his loan spell.

The other Newcastle player on loan at West Brom – Dwight Gayle – is suspended for two games

Dwight was suspended following the 2-2 draw at home to Nottingham Forest when after the game he was adjudged to have dived in the penalty box to get a penalty.

That 89th minute penalty was converted by Jay Rodriguez and allowed West Brom to draw the game 2-2.

Since then the Baggies have beaten Aston Villa and QPR so they are surging at the right time and could gain automatic promotion at the first time of asking.

Dwight Gayle has scored 16 Championship goals for the Baggies this season

So it would be great if the two Newcastle loan players can help West Brom to automatic promotion this season.

Rafa Benitez called the Championship the toughest league in the world in terms of the competitiveness of the games.

That coupled with the number of games you have to play each season (46) and with very little time to prepare the team for each game.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

24 comments so far

  • martoon

    Feb 20, 2019 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed – I’m not so sure it would be great because if they get to the Premiership they’re more likely to want Rondon back!

  • martoon

    Feb 20, 2019 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #2

    And is it just me or does Murphy look like he is suppressing a fart in that picture! :mrgreen:

  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Feb 20, 2019 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #3

    Glad he now has a couple of goals, poor lad got pelters after a terrible debut but looks like he is finding his way again… He maybe needs a run of games again in the championship to help rebuild his confidence, he came with a blooming reputation but I think he has been overwhelmed by it all being a boyhood toon fan. Hopefully he finds his calling in the game again and comes back a better player, he has the raw tools he just needs to know when to use them but at 23 it’s time to step up… His brother certainly has!

  • DaveD1000

    Feb 20, 2019 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #4

    his brother stepped up when he got a run of games.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 20, 2019 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #5

    His brother hasn’t stepped up that much though a lot of running about but not really an end product to his game!

    England seems to produce a lot of these young pacy wingers who don’t really have a great end product Redmond , Murphy, Gray with Townsend probably being the best of them who had his most productive spell at the Toon funnily enough……

  • beermonkey

    Feb 20, 2019 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #6


    the turtle is poking its head

  • Jib

    Feb 20, 2019 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #7

    Townsends figures were shite with Pardew
    brilliant with Benitez each had him for 6 months

    SSSsshhhh don’t tell Catchy ffs

  • beefman13

    Feb 20, 2019 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #8

    Good for West Brom, Gayle n Murphy and 10 million for Rondon, Jacob Murphy was a disgrace to our shirt imo.

  • martoon

    Feb 20, 2019 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #9

    Jib @7 – I don’t think Pardew was getting much from any of the Palace players after his initial ‘bounce’ period.
    Although to be fair to old ‘Roy’ he seems to be getting the best from Townsend probably somewhere near the level as to where Rafa had him!

  • Jib

    Feb 20, 2019 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #10

    Fair point
    I knew it really
    Just an opportunity to have a pop
    at Catchy must never be ignored

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 20, 2019 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #11

    Most definitely with you on that one, I can’t see any good in WBA being promoted at all. Firstly they’ll want Rondon back with Gayle the other way and they’re a lot less likely to want to keep Murphy. However if they stay down they have two very good and experienced championship players that puts us in the driving seat to do a deal with. As for Murphy being a disgrace to the shirt, what utter hate filled garbage, the lad grew up in London as a Newcastle fan surrounded by Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea supporters and saw it as a dream come true to play for us, it hasn’t worked out for him as it doesn’t look like he’s good enough, as for the ‘wrong Murphy’ just a tired cliché from those that don’t know better and want to use it as a stick to bash the manager with. Some players struggle to make the step up to the PL and Murphy and Gayle look like two very good examples of this, Murphy still has time and might make a PL player yet with a promoted team like WBA if they buy him, best of luck to the lad.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 20, 2019 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #12

    If they stay down I’d say a fairer deal would be Rondon to us with them paying a 5M fee.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 20, 2019 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #13

    I just think the shirt was too heavy for Murphy we have seen it many times with players who come to Newcastle and freeze under pressure !

    Saying that I am not sure he has had enough of a run out in the team can’t remember him ever starting 3 games in a row for example? Players sometimes need runs in the team to build up confidence and fitness look at Hayden looked seriously unfit when he came back into the team but has had a run and is now playing really good

    Need to watch with getting rid of all of these English players though going to be a fortune to replace them to fill the homegrown quota!

  • martoon

    Feb 20, 2019 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #14

    Jail @11 – At first I thought you were definitely with me on the suppressing a fart theory 😀
    Seriously I totally agree and, Beefman, to say Murphy was a disgrace to the shirt is quite frankly ridiculous. I seem to remember him scoring an excellent goal against Man City but for whatever reason he lost a bit of confidence. You can tell he has talent and ability it is just his decision making and final ball that let him down but this can improve with experience and playing time which he’ll get at WBA.

  • G

    Feb 20, 2019 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #15

    Murphy has plenty of time on his side to improve. He has proved he has talent, but we are yet to see consistency. I think this loan to WBA will help him get his mojo back, and come pre-season the manager (Whomever that is?) can have a good long look at him.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 20, 2019 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #16

    He might have stood a better chance being introduced with twenty to go while two and three up against lesser teams we should be beating by those type of scorelines, but very difficult to achieve while being run on empty.

  • G

    Feb 20, 2019 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #17

    If he had played like 100 first team games for Norwich before we bought him, I would accept the criticism, however, he only played something like 40 games for them (Although he was loaned out to lower league clubs a fair few times). I’ve always thought of both him and his twin as late bloomers, and I still think they will prove decent, if not outstanding top flight players.

  • beefman13

    Feb 20, 2019 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #18

    Martoon, he’s picking up 25k a week he’s done a few decent runs in a couple of seasons, walks of the pitch with a dry shirt every game, I will stick to my opinion you are welcome to yours.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 20, 2019 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #19

    I think that anyone that thought Mike Ashley was doing a good job for so long doesn’t deserve to have their opinion trusted. On anything, not even on the colour of jane’s very bland avatar!

  • bill

    Feb 20, 2019 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #20

    Jacob Murphy has probably found his level. Let him enjoy it!

  • RobLeenio

    Feb 20, 2019 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #21

    Is Murphy not just like most flair players in that they drift in and out of games? If so then a team with a surfeit of quality can afford them to drift. We, on the other hand, cannot. It doesn’t make him a bad player just perhaps a luxury we don’t need right now.

  • davis_toons

    Feb 20, 2019 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #22

    The way murphy dribbles sometimes reminds me of ginola. He really needs to go for it.

  • davis_toons

    Feb 20, 2019 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #23

    £10.5m release clause for merino was too cheap. I wish we could have another merino. A skillfully player.

  • davis_toons

    Feb 20, 2019 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #24


    at 22 years of age Merino brings hope to the club. It just wasn’t to be.
    He help players and bring them to another level.


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