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West Brom fans comments on Jacob Murphy experience radical change

2 years ago

West Brom fans weren’t impressed with their first sight of Jacob Murphy.

The winger having been in high demand from clubs looking to loan him, after Rafa Benitez made the player available for a temporary move away from St James Park.

The Baggies supporters, at least some of them, seemingly happy to write off Murphy when he made his first appearance as a sub in a home defeat against Middlesbrough. The West Brom fans no doubt in a bad mood as the Newcastle loan player was introduced with them leading 2-1, only to concede twice in the final 15 minutes to lose the game.

However, four starts since then have produced three wins and a draw, with Jacob Murphy improving rapidly.

Last night saw him make it two goals in his last three games, as he helped his loan team win 3-2 at QPR.

Some nice comments from West Brom fans showing their appreciation for Jacob Murphy, hopefully this is now an upward curve that is going to continue. The Baggies getting promotion and Murphy returning to St James Park as a real asset ahead of next season.

Saturday sees fourth placed West Brom host second placed Sheffield United and the Baggies could even go top with a win, if other results also go their way.

West Brom fans comment on Jacob Murphy via their top West Brom Index message board:

‘Gayle would have had a hatful with Murphy creating so many opportunities tonight.’

‘Improving with every game. Looked dangerous at times and scored a great goal. Made the odd mistake and one appalling free kick but apart from that it’s looking promising.’

‘Much improved today. Consistently beat his man and got to the byline/into the box, usually had a good ball across when he did so and a brilliantly taken goal.’

‘Three appalling set piece delivers in a row and missed a sitter at 2-2.

Good goal from him though.

He was better but still leaves a lot to be desired. His pace and wing play is an outlet. Final cross or shoot is a bit of a blackhole most of the time.’

The goal was a cracker, he had a lot to do when he picked up the ball.  Can shank three quarters of everything he tries if he keeps up a two in three scoring ratio.’

‘I thought he was much better tonight, especially second half, looked very confident after his goal.

Going past his man every time he got the ball and cutting it back which is something we have lacked since Barnes left.’

‘Looked far more positive in taking on the full back today and put a fair few dangerous balls into the box, mainly for the first goal.

Yes he wasted some set pieces but I’d take that kind of performance most weeks from him.’

‘He’s far more involved in games than Barnes often was.

Sublime goal, ridiculous set-pieces.

His low crossing is fantastic and as already mentioned Gayle will have a field day getting on to them.’

‘Vast, vast improvement on previous matches. Prepared to take his man on and his delivery from open play was often pretty good (which it hasn’t been in prior matches).

Also took his goal superbly well so could be a real asset for the remainder of the season based on tonight.’

‘His main asset his his quick turn of pace which gets him past the full back, and his low cut backs across the box. Just needs someone in the centre to anticipate and time their runs.’

‘Looked a much better player last night, perhaps we should be a little more patient with the new additions.’


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