Vurnon Anita thought the performance and result against West Brom showed a bright side after what he describes as a ‘difficult few weeks’.

I know that as we grow older time travels faster and faster but I think 2 wins in 18 matches under John Carver and 3 in the last 23 if you include the final stretch under Alan Pardew, you are looking at a very long six months rather than a tricky few weeks.

Vurnon Anita:

“It is important to put the past behind us and move on as we can’t keep constantly looking back, talking about things that have happened.

“Nice to be able to draw a line under a few things at the weekend, the spirit in the team was never a problem…but the game against West Brom provided a bit of a bright side to what has been a difficult few weeks.

‘Shows how much we put into the game’:

“It gave us to something to build on, and we just have to look to the future now, we need to keep on going because we are still not where we want to be.

“I got cramp towards the end of the game and a few of the other lads were suffering a bit too, but that just shows how much we put into the game, we gave it our all and that is what we have to do.”

To be honest, once again I don’t think the club do the players any favours when it comes to the media.

Vurnon Anita has been appalling and had his first half decent game in ages on Saturday but it was at full-back against an ultra negative West Brom who had no out and out fast or tricky winger up against him.

Putting quotes out from Anita talking about the state of the team and how they’re going to do this and that going forward, doesn’t convince, plus  it simply sets him up for a potential major fall in the next match.

The club need the handful of players who still carry any real respect out in the media this week to rally the troops.

The likes of Colback, Janmaat, Perez, Krul and Jonas can hold their heads high and not be accused of hiding or giving less than 100%.