Date: 30th March 2009 at 11:51am
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West Brom midfielder James Morrison has been reflecting on his decision not to join Bolton in the January transfer window, and in doing so has made himself look foolish or perhaps just dishonest. Morrison`s name was on the team sheet for the recent game between the two clubs, but maybe the Baggies fielded a ringer, because his comments don`t come anywhere near describing what happened in that encounter.

‘Playing against them [Bolton] last Saturday made me realise it was a good move not to go,` he said.

‘No disrespect to them, but I like to play football and they didn’t do that much.`

For the record, West Brom didn`t have a single shot on target in that match – their goal came from a deflection. By contrast Bolton had eight efforts that hit the mark. Scott Carson, in the home goal, was called into action on a number of occasions. Wanderers counterpart Jussi Jaaskelainen could have taken the afternoon off.

This season`s big Premier League myth is that West Brom play attractive football. They don`t. Unless knocking the ball down the wings and then hoofing it into the penalty area at the first available opportunity counts.

‘It felt like there was 100 crosses in their box in the last 10 minutes and if we’d got on the end of one of them and put it in the net, it would have been great result for their efforts,` said manager Tony Mowbray, confirming his team`s one dimensional tactics.

West Brom will be deservedly relegated this season, and James Morrison can ply his trade in the Championship, at a level where he will feel more comfortable.

 

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