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  • If by some miracle we do get promoted, or (the more likely) we stay in the Championship, I would like to see the following players leave.

    1. Chaplow.

    I don't think I have ever seen a worse player in an Albion shirt, I have a friend who is a Burnley fan and he was giving rave reviews about him, so I was excited when we signed him. At the start I put his performances down to him still being new at the club and being young, but now I have been saying that for two years and there has been no improvement. I would happily pay money to get him out of the club. I rate him as the worst player to play for Albion in my lifetime ahead of Van Blerk, Carr and de Freitas. A disgrace.

    2. Gera.

    The 2004-05 season. The Great Escape. That season Gera epitomised Albion. The underdog that never gave up. He put in 100% every week. Last season he was unlucky with injuries. But when he came back this season I was hoping for that same commitment and drive that we saw in 04-05, this season there have been glimpses of his old self but nothing like he was. A one season wonder.

    3. Ellington.

    If you cast your mind back to the Summer when we signed him, him and Darren Bent were the two top scorers in the league, Bent went to Charlton and Ellington to us. You now look at their development, Bent has scored twenty goals a season for a couple of years, and has won England caps. And Ellington?

    When we were playing Stoke, and losing 3-0 at half-time, when I saw Jared Hodgkiss coming on, admittedly I put my head in my hands in despair. But how wrong was I? In that match I saw a player who cares about the club, a player who was willing to take an opportunity when it came to him. That is the sort of player I want at the club next season

    It is rather ironic that our defence are (almost) the only players in the team that actually look like they want to play and we are leaking goals left, right and centre. Robinson, Sodje, Hodgkiss and Albrechtsen are players worthy of a place in our team, unlike the prima-donna 'Premiership - class' players of our squad.