SussexBaggie Speaks… Goodbye Roy

Last Sunday saw us finish the season with a 3-2 home defeat to Arsenal, in a game which will be remembered as Roy Hodgson’s last in charge of the club.

The match will also be remembered due to an awful goalkeeping performance by Marton Fulop, who was directly at fault for two of Arsenal’s goals, and arguably to blame for the other goal they scored as well.

Despite this, the atmosphere around the ground throughout the game and at the final whistle was one of celebration after an impressive season which has seen us finish in the top half of the Premier League.

As this is my last blog of the season, I thought I would look back at some of my favourite moments from this season.

Away days

The win at Aston Villa has got to be right up there, with the celebrations following that game being some of the best I have experienced as an Albion fan.

The same can be said of our 5-1 win at Molineux back in February, as that was the definition of a perfect day as an Albion fan. We did not just beat Wolves, we annihilated and humiliated them at their own ground in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

In some respects though, the best result of the season for me was our 1-0 win at Liverpool. Living in Sussex, I obviously know a lot of Liverpool fans, so to beat them at Anfield after the amount of criticism Hodgson received during his brief time at the club was absolutely brilliant.

There have been some disappointing games as well this season, but I think it would be wrong to reflect on them bearing in mind where we finished and how much we have progressed as a club in such a short period of time.

Goodbye Roy

The focus now turns on appointing a new manager, with Hodgson officially taking up his post as England manager the day after the Arsenal game.

There have been numerous names linked with the job since last week, but there appears to be no substance to these rumours.

Hopefully the club can appoint someone over the next week or so, as we want to give the new manager as much time as possible to try and decide on the futures of those players whose contracts are up for renewal before pre-season begins.

All that is left for me to say is thank you for reading this blog throughout the season, I hope you have enjoyed reading accounts of some excellent results!

Boing Boing! 

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