This column is part of a regular series from our panel of West Brom Super Fans. Each week, our Super Fans will deliver their verdicts on the biggest talking points and news stories around The Hawthorns.
To the surprise of pretty much everyone, neighbours Aston Villa took all three points in a 1-0 win against Arsenal on Tuesday night.
Despite beating Manchester City and Liverpool prior to their visit to Villa Park, Arsenal went behind to Dean Smith’s men through a powerful Trezeguet finish on the 28th minute. Villa then remained solid, aggressive and got in Arsenal’s faces to help see out a huge win for them in their bid to avoid relegation.
West Brom fans might now be relishing a chance to play our bitter rivals next season after what happened last year in the play-offs, with many thinking we owe them one.
On the basis of Tuesday night, many fans will be contemplating if that’s enough for Villa to stay up with Watford now favourites to go down. This comes after the ludicrous decision to sack the former West Brom man, Nigel Pearson with just two matches to go.
Following the sacking, Watford endured a 4-0 thrashing by Manchester City and on the sound of the final whistle, it was enough to lift the Aston Villa out of the bottom three – the first time since February 28.
Now, it’s over to the Albion to see if we can take clinch promotion against a mid-table QPR side who have nothing to play for.
It will be in QPR’s best interests to allow us a result in order to stop neighbours Brentford or Fulham from winning promotion. One can only hope.
We’ve been nervous at the back all season and, if I’m honest, a draw wouldn’t be off the cards. However, we need a big performance and to get in their faces while playing aggressive, front-foot football ourselves.
Albion shouldn’t take anything for granted, mind, and we should go at them from the first minute – something we did well with against the likes of Derby and Hull, which have been our better performances since the restart.
Let’s hope Slaven Bilic’s men make it a celebration later and we get the three points we need.
Come on you Baggies!
Levi Cattell is a member of the West Brom Super Fans panel and provides his post thoughts on the Albion after every game.
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