During this off-season, I thought it would be good for me to go out there and talk to a fan of every Premier League club. I wanted to get their insight on how things went last season, what they are looking forward to in the transfer market and how they thought next season was going to go for them. This whole series, you will be able to find here.
For this interview , I “sat down” with West Bromwich Albion Report, they were a twitter account that preceded a blog and had accumulated 4,500 followers before they decided to make a website alongside it (this you can find at www.wbareport.com). The site was fully up and running on June 27th 2020 and has been updated daily since then. They have six writers who contribute and all of them are Albion fans, so it’s great for those reading the articles because they’re often on the same wavelength as its creators. So, with that said, let’s get on with part 2 of the interview:
So, looking to next season, how do you think this squad will perform and what are your expectations for that? Do you believe the side is good enough to stay up?
WBAR: It really depends on who we bring in; with the current crop of players, I think we’d struggle, as it’s primarily a Championship side. We need to bolster much of the team with Premier League-quality signings, and then maybe we’ll do fairly well. The side are good enough to scrape survival, yes, but that’s about it right now. The signings we make from here will be crucial to our hopes of avoiding the drop.
Who do you think the player in your team is that others may not have heard of yet, but most certainly will next season? Who is going to explode into the Premier League?
WBAR: Dara O’Shea, an academy prospect who plays at right-back. He filled in for Nathan Ferguson and turned out to be an even better player than him! He’s a great defender largely due to his physicality and natural awareness of his teammates in the backline and where he should be at what time. He is also lethal from set-pieces as he possesses a bullet header that the keepers never seem to be able to parry. O’Shea could go to the very top, I truly believe that.
So, that concludes the interview, thank you very much for reading and thank you again to WBA Report for taking part, you can follow them on Twitter here, or find their website and blog here. If you enjoyed reading it, you can find all other fan interviews conducted this post-season here.
To see the rest of my interviews with Premier League fans, you can visit the page here.