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There is a strange excitement surrounding the appointment of Big Sam Allardyce from those who do not support West Brom.
It’s mostly about the fascination of survival in the face of beautiful fluid soccer, though it’s not like The Baggies are playing teams out of the park below Villa.
At least Big Sam would be expected to instill some real defensive discipline and steel into the team, so you can’t be happy to see how easily they fell behind tonight:
Traoré El Ghazi
An incredible ball sets a beautiful finish to put Villa ahead early!
A negative turn on the opening stages of Big Sam’s first game in the West Brom dug-out … pic.twitter.com/ikX8CpMqAm
– Football at BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 20, 2020
RMC Sport images
To be fair, it’s a lovely ending, but you can’t let a man run free on the back pole like this.