A Junior Baggies' view: Albion 0 Man City 2
By Site Editor
Updated Tuesday, 9th November 2010
Junior Ardbaggie gives his view on Albion's defeat.
Sunday is always a busy day for me, as I play in the Stourbridge league for Forest Falcons under-10s, we had a match, kick off was 11.15 am. As soon as the game was over, which we lost 4 -2, off we go to get changed and catch the train.
We arrived in good time to get the sweets from the lady in Halfords Lane, meet the players as they park their cars and come over to the ground. My Dad likes to go early so he can go to The Vine or The Sportsman or straight to the ground to feel the atmosphere, so he says, hummmm!
When we got to our seats some people were on the pitch. Dad said it was Noel Gallagher and his brother Liam with a camera crew. He took a penalty at some goalkeeper and fell over it was funny as my dad shouted things at the rock stars, but I cannot repeat them or I will be for it!
After we lost at Blackpool I was fed up because we had two players sent off and we played great not to get a point, so we needed to win today.
Olsson was out injured, and with Ibanez free to play, Cech was in for Jara.
Carson, Shorey, Ibanez, Tamas, Cech, Mulumbu, Scharner, Brunt, Cox, Thomas and Fortune.
Before the game started the new Baggie Bird came out, it looked nothing like a bird, more like a chicken, my Dad could not stop laughing!
Man City had Tevez back in the team so it was going to be a hard game.
Kick off and they were straight at us. We had a few early chances with Chris Brunt having a go but they were soon on the attack and put us under a lot of pressure and a goal soon came from that Balotelli.
Back they came with Yaya Toure, who I have to say is a monster of a player, we looked like we could score but never gave them any trouble.
But it was soon to be two-nil with Balotelli and my interest in the game started to go, as I started talking to the boy who sits next to me.
The second half started slowly we made a few changes to the team and it seemed to work for a while as the Albion fans started to make more noise
We nearly scored but Silva kicked it of the line, and Shorey had his fee kick saved by the goal keeper, we were now putting them under pressure.
Simon Cox hit the bar with a long range shot, and Scharner missed with a header.
Balotelli was sent off for kicking Mulumbu, we could have had a chance to get a goal back but that did not happen and Mulumbu was sent off for another yellow card.
I don’t like to see use lose. We need to start winning again or it puts us under pressure and then you make mistakes let’s hope it was a glitch and we can get something from West Ham.
Baggie Sam Aged 9