Saturday, February 14, 2015

He Is No More A Flop! Ideye Brace Helps WestBrom To FA Cup Quarter Finals

West Brom striker Brown Ideye celebrates his opener for the Baggies after 20 minutes against West Ham at the Hawthorns

He is no more a flop! Virtually everyone gave Brown Ideye the stick because he lost form after shinning like a million stars in the African cup of nations 2013 in South Africa which Nigeria won at the time and coach Stephen Keshi had to drop him from the 2014 world cup team and the subsequent 2015Africa Cup of Nation qualifiers.

In club football, pundit hailed his move to West Brom and many of us felt and hope that it will be the beginning of an era for Ideye. He was described as a flop under Steve Clark who eventually left West Brom and it was looking like new manager Tony Pulis, would axe him from the team.

Infact, the former Stoke City boss admitted that the Nigerian would have been shipped off to Qatar had Carlton Cole signed in the last transfer window.

As if that was a wake up call, Ideye began scoring goals; not just any goal. goals that were important. He has scored four goals in three matches - Today's FA Cup 5th round tie against West Ham being the latest. And he scored a brace. 

Craig Dawson's cross is met by Ideye, who tapped in his third goal in as many games as the home side took the lead on Saturday
According to, the scout who recruited Brown Ideye, and then left West Bromwich Albion ‘by mutual consent’ last month when the club’s record signing proved something of a flop, was feeling more than a little vindicated on Saturday and understandably so when the Nigerian has now scored four goals in three games.

It is clear that all Ideye needed was a manager capable of utilising the talent that persuaded West Brom to pay £10million for him in the first place.

Ideye marked his second of this FA Cup tie with celebratory somersault, having already demonstrated his athleticism with the power he generated from the header moments earlier.
Tony Pulis erupts in celebration as his West Brom side emphatically beat West Ham 4-0 in the FA Cup fifth-round on Saturday

Imagine what Tony Pulis would have lost if he had allowed Ideye move to Qatar

So who is watching? NFF and whoever is the coach of the Super Eagles/ i rest my case.

See pictures.

Brown Ideye is evidently delighted having added his second of the afternoon as West Brom reached the FA Cup quarter-finals


Ideye was clearly head over heals with joy having found his scoring boots for West Brom, that's four goals in his last three games

Nigerian striker Ideye made it 3-0 early in the second-half with this header, which was his fourth goal in three games for the Baggies

Ideye is joined by West Brom team-mates Saido Berahino (centre) and Craig Dawson as they cruised to a comprehensive victory

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