Birmingham news Sam makes 'bonus points' claim & Liverpool are perfect example PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - West Brom's results against those closest to them haven’t been up to scratch this season, though they've managed to hold their own against the 'top six'
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! West Brom’s record against the Premier League’s traditional top six has been excellent this season - but the fact that that makes up a bulk of their points total is a major reason as to why they’re planning for life back in the Championship. Albion have earned seven points against the big boys, the Super League six, including four against Champions League finalists Chelsea and another point against their opponents and title winners Manchester City. They also collected a point at Anfield, the first that Sam Allardyce oversaw when he took the job in December. Albion welcome Liverpool to The Hawthorns for the reverse fixture this Sunday. Once again, Allardyce has demanded that his players do themselves justice and finish the season with a flourish despite relegation being confirmed with three matches still left to play. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now “I think the thing that is most important for me and the players is that they give everything they have got and they try and finish the season with pride,” he said. “They need to end the season with pride in their performances and pride in how professional they have been. “You have got to try and give some pleasure to the fans, particularly when we get them back in the stadium against West Ham. “We have got Liverpool before then, the big challenge is can we lift ourselves like we have shown we can do throughout the season.
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“They should have been the bonus points to keep us up and keep us in the race.” Of course for all of those impressive displays against the big boys, meetings where they raised their game against the elite in the division and, in particular, that wonderful afternoon at Stamford Bridge, Albion’s results against those closest to them haven’t been up to scratch. They might’ve taken four points from Brighton, but they failed to beat Burnley, Fulham or Newcastle this season and surrendered a lead at Sheffield United - comfortably the worst team in the league this season. “Unfortunately, when we have played the bottom six we have failed - that has been the biggest failure of all,” Allardyce reflected. “Not beating the bottom six was the all-important crunch time. “Had we got to the level of performance we showed against the big boys, I believe we would have won a lot more of those games and had a better chance of staying up.”
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