Rob Hutchison: getting ready for the fall

We weren’t expecting much more were we? The positive predictions in “Guess the Score” were surely the result of optimistic loyalty and the truth is we are a poor side with scant resources and a manager whose best King Canute efforts are not stopping the tide of impending doom. Our single word summariser Rob Hutchison sets the scene with his scores from The Hawthorns with the following headline:

Jake: ‘desperate times’

Armageddon leaves appetite for destruction:

Vito 4 Weak
Jones 4  passless
JOS 5 fading
Denayer 5 knackered?
Papi 3 lost
PvA 3 bothered?
Rodwell 5 type
Larsson 4 doh!
Honeyman 7 cared
Januzaj 5 laboured
Defoe 5 spirited
Vic 5 Huffed
Borini 4 nah
Moyes 4 inspiration-free


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Born in Hetton le Hole, deputy editor Malcolm Dawson's first game at Roker Park was the three all draw with Leicester City at the beginning of the 64-65 season. Having spent more than thirty years living in the East Midlands, he was Chairman and Information Officer of the Heart of England Branch of the Supporters' Association but has now returned to live in County Durham.

3 Responses to “WBA v SAFC: Rob’s one word ratings – we’re toast kids” Subscribe

  1. Wrinkly Pete January 22, 2017 at 5:01 pm #

    I was there and wouldn’t argue with any of that. Pity there is no mark for our fans. They would have warranted an 8 at least AND stayed to the end.

  2. david miller January 22, 2017 at 5:40 pm #

    I thought our set plays….as they call them these days, were embarrassing.

    I never watch MOTD, as they initialse it these days, when we lose, so don’t know if they bothered analysing them, either way, we were terrible at taking up the only chances we had to score.

    It’s all very depressing.

    To cheer us up… niece works for the Academy and was drafted in at short notice to be Samson the Cat for the Liverpool match. Lining up for for photos with a huge cats head on, she realised she was smiling underneath, and then thought “why the hell am I smiling when nobody can see me!!??”

  3. Jeremy January 26, 2017 at 6:52 pm #

    Are we that ‘golden brown toast” though Rob? The sort that was attracting a lot of attention due to it’s cancer causing properties?

    We are dark brown, blackish, foul smelling inedible toast, that causes cancer in excessive doses, and yet which people stick with for a life time.

    Yes, I do think we are indeed toast.

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