Has Alan Pardew joined a sinking ship at West Brom?

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In failing to beat Swansea City last time out in the Premier League, a noticeably struggling outfit formally residing at the very foot of the English top-flight, West Bromwich Albion have potentially resigned themselves to a tough relegation dog-fight across the remainder of the season.

We all know that one result can’t define an entire league campaign, but the Baggies now have a string of particularly tricky fixtures to contend with ahead of the busy Christmas period, with the newly appointed Alan Pardew forced to revaluate his options in the run up to the January transfer window.

The former Crystal Palace, Newcastle and West Ham United boss has failed to see his team register a single goal under his new reign at the Hawthorns. If West Brom fail to improve rather dramatically in the not too distant future, demotion to the second tier of English football seemingly beckons.

Are the Baggies really in such dire straits that they can’t improve upon their recent fate with just a little hard work and application? Or can Alan Pardew successfully lift his new team away from the dreaded drop-zone with the prospect of greater fortunes waiting patiently on the horizon?

Pardew opted to hand a starting place to each of Hal Robson-Kanu, Salomon Rondon and Jay Rodriguez as he sought to take the fight to Swansea when the two sides met this weekend. On eof those players could have appeared in your LiveScore Bet Squad for their free to play game where you can with cash prizes. The newly appointed manager attempted to launch a newfound attacking impotence within his side, but the outcome ultimately proved far from successful.

West Brom now have big problems to contend with. Whilst their defence remains relatively resolute on the outset, their alluring inability to find the back of the net has undoubtedly raised strong concerns among the Hawthorns supporters. Even with three designated front-men out on the pitch, the Baggies have looked far from potent in the goal-scoring department.



The recently appointed Pardew cannot be blamed for the current sense of uncertainty taking place at his club of course. Whilst he was offered an ideal opportunity to begin his new journey at the Hawthorns in particularly steadfast fashion, against the likes of Crystal Palace and Swansea City respectively, West Brom are still seemingly suffering from the negative impacts of their previous manager.


Tony Pulis often proves rather successful at solidifying teams and making his sides difficult to break down. Once the honeymoon period ultimately comes to an abrupt and unceremonious end however, his teams usually lack direction and noticeable creativity in the attacking half of the pitch. This is exactly what can be witnessed at the Hawthorns currently.



Anything can happen between now and the end of the season, for West Bromwich Albion are far from a club in crisis. West Ham’s newly positioned David Moyes endured something of a disastrous opening spell down at the London Stadium earlier on this season, but after beating Chelsea and establishing a string of improved performances from his side, those all-important signs of positivity have finally started to emerge for the Hammers.


In light of such a notion, there is no reason why Alan Pardew can’t go on and achieve the exact same sense of progress with the Baggies. His team remain organised and steadfast. With just a little attacking improvement pointed in the right direction, it’s easy to picture West Brom picking up some valuable points and advancing from their current predicament.



With the January transfer window already fast approaching, Pardew will be looking to source one or two attacking talents to really push his team forward. Once those said additions are finally brought on board, West Brom will have everything they need to climb that table and restore some much needed faith among their loyal and determined fan-base.

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