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Darren Moore and their relegation

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    May 14, 2018 2:22 AM EDT
    Having secured our Premier League status with the great victory against Manchester United last week, myself and the rest of our squad were much more comfortable in our hotel on Tuesday evening as we sat down to watch Swansea and Southampton in their crucial match and see the effect the result would have at the bottom end of the table. Premier Reebok Men's Brandon Prust White Away Jersey - NHL #9 Vancouver CanucksAs the game progressed and produced a massive win for the Saints, it not only put Swansea in huge trouble but also consigned West Bromwich Albion to their inevitable fate regardless of their outstanding resurgence under Darren Moore. The case of West Brom and especially the superb results they have picked up recently – beating Manchester United away and a strong Tottenham team at The Hawthorns – is a curious one in terms of how a manager can affect his players’ performances so critically and how, in the bigger picture of our national game, we consider and appoint head coaches. Frankly, I’m amazed we are still in the position of discussing whether Moore is the right man for West Brom in the long term because he has gained outstanding performances and results in his short tenure and the players have shown organisation, spirit and togetherness to get close to the seemingly impossible task of survival from such a grim position in the table. As a player I hear and understand the question from supporters who pay their hard-earned money, asking how it is possible for the same group of professionals to play in the way they have under Moore, when previously under Alan Pardew and Tony Pulis (both managers with huge experience) they were losing games on a regular basis without the fight, character and belief they have been displaying recently. I agree that we as players have to be accountable for our individual performances and collective results but in football, as in any other industry, the organisation, tactical plan, culture, inspiration and day-to-day training sessions are laid down by the manager, who has a huge role in defining the confidence levels, belief and spirit within the football club. These elements can make such a big difference on the field of play where instead of players having doubts about where they are heading or even being unclear of the tactical plan, they are instead being led by someone who instils confidence and belief into them and can convey their tactics and methodology concisely and clearly on the training pitch from Monday to Friday, enabling success on a Saturday. Had Moore been appointed 10 games earlier I doubt any of us, with the benefit of hindsight, would have put money on them being relegated this season. This situation draws parallels with a club in Germany two seasons ago when Hoffenheim were in a similarly desperate position to the one West Brom found themselves in, albeit earlier in the season. Staring at relegation and needing something different and fresh, they turned to a 28-year-old coach Dwight Howard Youth jersey from their youth ranks to reinvigorate the team’s performances and take them forward. If you fast-forward two years, after not only an improbable “great escape” that year but consistent improvement and qualification into the Champions League play-offs, Julian Nagelsmann is one of the hottest coaching properties in world football. His short period as a manager is recognised J.J. Wilcox Womens Jersey in Germany for being innovative, intelligent and fearless – often using young German players but still being ahead of the curve in terms of the evolution of the game. I’m not saying Moore would definitely be of the same mould and ability as Nagelsmann, but why can’t he be? If we look objectively at the recent form and performances of his players the upturn has been nothing short of spectacular and I have said before that if we want our national game to improve and stay ahead we need chances to be given to our next generation of coaches who show they can do the job. Moore has proven that for sure – and in a short space of time. [url=]