Tony Pulis has no doubt had a tough time during this transfer period.
Most of his bids for new players are currently falling off. Pep Guardiola’s strong desire to hold on to Fabian Delph have totally cut short West Bromic Albion’s hope of signing the midfielder.
Series of enquiries have been made and questions have been asked concerning the 27-year old Manchester City player. For a while now, Guardiola’s keenness on seeing more of Delph shows that City has no interest in a complete sale, or even a loan of the player to any club. Delph has missed many matches this season due to a groin injury and has been inactive since last August.
Delph who has been a very passionate player in England, combined with his energetic, aggressive and experienced style of play, he has checked many of the midfield boxes for Tony Pulis.
Tony Pulis’ men have been impressive in recent Premier League matches and it has sent them to the top six in the current EPL table, though Manchester United are yet to play Everton.
West Brom’s last two home games have seen them score seven goals. A happy captain Darren Fletcher reckons that the team’s recent successes are due to the attacking style of the team.
“Getting James Morrison and Chris Brunt back from injury is almost like having two new signings and Nacer Chadli has come in too. We’re getting the ball in the box, getting more people in the box and attacking a lot more and a lot better,” Fletcher said.
“We were unfortunate before the last international break when we dropped a few points that I thought we should have held on to win.
“Before the Leicester game, we looked at the table and we were fourth from bottom and had been sucked right back in because we played last, but we have responded to that and made that the benchmark,” the captain added.
The former West Bromwich Albion player Ally Robertson has made known that if he were West Brom's coach, no matter how Darren Fletcher can be out of form at the, he would still keep him in the team for this weekend’s trip to Leicester.
He believes that the midfielder offers a wealth of experience in that central midfield area, and has the ability to play himself into form as he did last season to earn himself the player of the year award. The 64-year old man claims Fletcher gives 100 per cent in every single game which is also a hugely important figure for the rest of the team to look up to.
Robertson made reference to West Brom's previous match, he said: "In my opinion, the crowd would have had the same reaction on Saturday, whoever was brought off. They were just pleased as Tony Pulis was bringing in some attacking players, because it was obvious to everybody that something needed to change in that match
Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher feels that stability and continuity will be the key aspects that would help Scotland in the upcoming World Cup 2018 qualification campaign.
One of the major reasons for Scotland failing to qualify for recent major tournaments even though the likes of Northern Ireland and Wales have experienced the success, is the lack of stability especially before a new league campaign. After a lot of doubt about his fitness and availability, Fletcher has been recalled is the captain of the national team after the retirement of Scott Brown.
Darren Fletcher has told his teammate SaidoBerahino that he needs to focus on his football if he wants to remain with West Brom.
The forward last season stated that he did not want to play for West Brom again and then changed his mind during the course of the season. Darren Fletcher does not want a repeat of this situation and has warned the player to give his best for the club.
The former Manchester United player has stated that SaidoBerahino is a good player and that he can score goals, but he needs to be 100% focus on his performance. He said that the team will benefit a lot from his talent and that he is an important player for the team. However, he will be not useful for the team if he does not want to play for them. For this reason, he has urged the player to make up his mind quickly. If he intends to stay for another year, it will be better for the player as well as the team that he focuses on his performance.
Head Coach of English Premier League outfit West Brom, Tony Pulis, has signed Queen Park Rangers winger ahead of the coming season.
The talented 25-year old player Matt Philips agreed to a move from QPR after his friends at the club Darren Fletcher and Sandro eased his fears.
The Scottish international, who plays wide at QPR, has been on the target list of West Brom Albion for some time until Pulis was able to convince him to join the club. The club refused to disclose his transfer fee but confirmed that they have signed the player on a four-year deal. Philips arrives just in time for the move to Austria for training.
Pulis spoke about the deal. He said: “We’re really pleased to have Matty on board. This is a great chance for him to show everyone he belongs in the top flight of English football.” The Technical Director Nick Hammond confirmed that the player had been under the club’s radar for a while now and they the club was “very pleased to have finally”
Darren Fletcher has said that Scotland is going to learn from defeat against Italy.
For him, it is important to play against the top sides in order to find out your weakness. Although Italy has been dominant throughout the game, Darren Fletcher believes that the match has been quite useful in order to assess their game.
The only goal of the game came through GrazianoPelle, who fired an excellent shot from more than 20 yards to give the Scotland keeper no chance.
Fletcher stated that Scotland learned a lot during the game even if it ended in defeat. He believes that they did not keep the ball well and that they will need to work on their ball possession. However, he thinks that the team showed great determination and also motivation in order to fight against a far better side.
For Fletcher, there is still room for improvement, and he believes that the Scotland team can still improve if they stick together and continue to work on the training ground. He said that the team would need to learn how to defend against the better side instead of just sitting back and inviting the opposing team to come to them.
Darren Fletcher has called upon West Brom to cause an upset in the title race by beating Tottenham on Monday night.
West Brom have little to play the remainder of the campaign, but they are a potential stumbling block for Tottenham in the race for the Premier League title. Spurs are in contention with Leicester City at the top of the table. Being the chasing pack, Spurs need to match the achievements of Leicester City during the weekend. Claudio Ranieri’s men extended their lead to 8 points after a 4-0 win over Swansea.
Spurs will now look to reduce the deficit back to 5 points with a win over West Brom, but captain Darren Fletcher claims that the Midlands club will not roll over since they have nothing to play in the campaign. The former Manchester United midfielder claims that West Brom can play for pride when they visit Spurs at White Hart Lane on Monday night. Fletcher has a lot of experience of playing in title races. He won four league titles with United before joining West Brom. Spurs, though, are involved in their first race in the league since the 1960s. West Brom have managed just one victory in the last five games.
West Bromwich Albion was held to a surprising defeat after losing against Reading in the FA Cup when both sides faced off on February 20 at the Madejski Stadium.
The team that is fighting in the middle section of the English League Championship managed to overcome West Bromwich Albion with a final scoreboard of 3-1.
The result was not the only noteworthy thing that occurred in the game but there was something else that has reached the headlines of websites and it involves Chris Brunt who received a hit from a fan who launched a 50 pence piece at the player which just narrowly crossed his eye.
Darren Fletcher is an experienced player who at the age of 32 knows what it’s like to be hated and loved by the supporters of a club and the Scottish player stated that these kinds of things happen but the players have to get used to it as it will happen from time to time.
Jamie Redknapp says Darren Fletcher is showing why Tony Pulis put the faith in him and bought him from Manchester United.
According to Redknapp, Fletcher is the ideal character to be in the side for a manager as he has got tremendous fighting abilities and also, a winning mindset.
Redknapp was looking very impressed with Fletcher’s strike the other day in the game versus Newcastle United which led West Bromwich Albion to their first win in English top tier in 5 weeks.
After the Gunners’ game which they had won on 21st of November, the Baggies had been going winless and were in desperate need to turn the corner and they were able to do so thanks to Fletcher.
Lauding the veteran midfielder on a television show, Redknapp said, “When you have your backs against the wall, it’s about showing character and Fletcher is the kind of individual who would do that.”
“His fighting abilities make him stand apart from the others. He is quite steely. You see in spite of the health and injury issues that he has had at different stages in his career, the way he has come back and got his career back on track, it shows what he’s made of.”