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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Matty Phillips
« on: May 23, 2024, 12:13:54 AM »
Doesn't stay fit for enough games and usually have one purple patch. Needed to go so we could afford to retain kipre and pay Karlan Grant...the joy

Good luck to him let's hope he doesn't come back and haunt us and run rings around Connor Townsend

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Harder as job 1 will be staying out of league one- potentially we have 7 or 8 who can be released and 3 loanees returning which gives us a squad which hasn't had a recognized cf fit for a prolonged period and also the return of Karlan heart of a shrew Grant. Potentially our best cb kipre and one of our most consistent players in mowatt could be off. We also need a left back upgrade. Squad on the whole is unbalanced and aging and will take some time to refresh considering we are skint

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Kyle Bartley
« on: May 17, 2024, 11:30:05 PM »
Is Bartley perfect no but he is far better than most at the club. Far more important to keep him if kipre leaves.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Grady Diangana
« on: May 17, 2024, 10:58:05 PM »
One of the worst performances I've seen in some time by an Albion player.

How the hell he remained on the pitch after halftime to gift them the lead is beyond me.

Correct whilst it was hardly champagne stuff from us we were quite comfy at 0-0 him staying on cost us the game

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State of squad= a right bloody mess.

Need to release 6 if not 7 of the 9 out of contract.
We have 2 loan players going back. Of the 15 or 16 we have Grant Diangana and swift etc who are on far too much money for what they do who I would happily see the back of.

We need a very good summer.

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Dianagana not being hooked after an abject first half cost us. Soft first goal and as soon as we had to chase we capitulated.

Saints should have had pen In Second half when kipre went through the man. We looked toothless in possession and caused far more issues with long throws and crosses into the box and of course set pieces which we eventually scored from.

It was a free hit for me today. Hopefully we see the back of chalobah, Reach, M'Villa, pieters, Weimann and Phillips before the end of the month. Contracts should be offered to kipre and mowatt if they haven't already and we of course need to see if we can work our how to get Grant off the books. Offers I would field for Swift, Diangana and Ajayi.

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General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
« on: May 16, 2024, 11:17:34 PM »
Wolves make a formal request for VAR to be scrapped.


@David_Ornstein

🚨 EXCLUSIVE: Premier League clubs to vote on proposal to scrap VAR from next season. Resolution formally submitted by Wolves to abolish system + will be on agenda at June 6 AGM. Any rule change needs 2/3s majority (14 of 20 members) to pass @TheAthleticFC

Hope they see sense and get rid of it it's making football more and more sterile. Didn't the Swedish league just vote to get rid of it?

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: System / Tactics / Personnel
« on: April 29, 2024, 01:10:45 PM »
Come summer regardless of our league we need to release: Phillips, Reach, Chalobah, Pieters, Wiemann, M'Villa. That won't half release some wages.

Kipre needs tying down. Mowatt I would also try to retain. And for championship level on reduced terms I would also keep Bartley.

We also have Pipa and Johnston leaving come Summer. So hopefully because of the amount of personnel leaving we don't bottle it and keep some of the players who can go on a free.

We need a DOF come what may and hopefully- Mr Patel is working on that behind the scenes.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: April 23, 2024, 12:10:54 AM »
I still can't believe we lost. But for 2 years we have lacked a decent cf. BTA has performed admirably for his price tag but isn't the answer. That game suited Wallace he took his chance very well and had a very good game but he also isn't the answer up top...

Best we have played under Carlos not just this season but since he game in. I liked the 3 man midfield it gave us far more control I would like to see it again. Argument for not playing Leicester in playoff is that they are clinical- but you take your chances and I think we beat them comfortably both times we have played them this season and we could in playoffs

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General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« on: April 17, 2024, 07:06:46 AM »

I don't fear Leeds,Ipswich or (likely) Norwich at all.

I think I'd want to avoid Saints and Leicester.

Leicester have the best squad on paper for me but can be got at in defence..

Ideally Leicester and saints get top 2. Knowing our luck we will finish 6th and end up playing soutbampton...

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: April 12, 2024, 12:00:15 AM »
Anyone feel inclined to pop over to the Rotherham Forum and say sorry for the referee?

No that's the one we were owed from when Jordao had the ball about 4 meters over the line against them when we got promoted under Megson- cost us 2 points fortunately we didn't need it to surpass the Dingles as they imploded.

Professional but was bored the second half. BTA should have had 2. Swift also fluffed a chance from that Fellows cut back. Reach did well but he isn't a defender and wouldn't want him playing left back against a better team. Follow it up Saturday lads

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: April 06, 2024, 08:21:39 PM »
Winless in 3 haven't had a complete 90 for a while. Balance is the right in starting line up. There is some very tired bodies out there. I would be tempted to switch both of central midfield 2 and also forward line for next game.

We threw away 2 points today

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Cedric Kipre
« on: April 02, 2024, 05:56:17 PM »
Cedric Kipre has certainly been a revelation since her first came to us from Wigan in 2020. Not sure if a fee was involved but if so, a very worthwhile investment in a player who has been consistently outstanding this season.

Weren't wigan in administration at the time so we got him for next to nothing?

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: April 01, 2024, 10:06:30 PM »
Who is this Adam Reach Fella? Best I think I have seen him play in an Albion shirt (I would still have him as part of the cull come summer) but can't fault him today.

Grady changed the game when he came on. Furlong with a sweet strike feels like a win sometimes coming back from a few down especially right at the death.

Looking like we will be playing the saints as it stands...

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: WBA NEW OWNERS - Bilkul football
« on: March 29, 2024, 11:33:31 PM »
Pre season in Florida?

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: March 26, 2024, 09:23:44 PM »
Also, Swift has been atrocious recently and his certainly the type of player you don’t need in a game like this. Diangana meanwhile has 13 goals contributions in 28 games this season.

Swift was our stand out performer pre injury he needs to find form. Diangana contributions but when we have options we should be utilizing them and have a whole squad contributing for a playoff push and hopefully a successful day out in that landan

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General Football & Sports / Re: Anything England Football
« on: March 26, 2024, 09:21:42 PM »
And again losing to a top ranked side. I would hate to see his record against higher ranked opposition

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General Football & Sports / Re: Anything England Football
« on: March 26, 2024, 09:08:25 PM »
This kind of proves my point about ignorance of the wider footballing world. That Croatia team had Brozovic - Modric - Rakitic in midfield, not one of England's midfielders in the squad was even close to their quality on the ball. You have that level of disparity in midfield you're going to be in trouble. But somehow, because its Croatia, and we're England, it was a crime we didn't beat the better team on paper.

The Italy game is a bit similar. It's not that we couldn't have won, or couldn't have done better but we lost on penalties to a team on a world record undefeated run with a midfield that was far superior to ours. You have the far superior midfield, you probably control the game. That's just the reality of football.

The Croatia midfield 👌
However in both games I cited Southgate was slow and reactive and both opposition managers were bold and proactive. England should have gone for kill in both games but we sat off pulls esque and have nothing to show for either besides losing a final on penalties to a poor Italian outfit

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General Football & Sports / Re: Anything England Football
« on: March 25, 2024, 09:28:08 PM »
This is by no means the best england side in my life time but it is relative to the other nations. Think back to that 2002 and 2006 world cup the golden generation we were still comfortably miles worse than the Italians, French, Germans, Brazilians and Argentines possibly even the Dutch.

Now by relative terms arguably besides the French we are the best side on paper. [I know we don't play on paper] a lot of the big hitters the Germans and the Italians don't have the persdonel they have had over past years and even the south American giants aren't all that. Don't think a good side has won the world cup since Spain 2010 the last few it's all been very marginal

Edit: to the point we are not the best ever but we are relatively and Southgate is blowing our chances at using our slight advantage. Next world cup has even more sides and more knock out so becomes even harder to win. He should have gone after he fluffed it v Croatia in world cup and if anybody had any doubts he should have gone after surrendering a 1-0 lead to Italy that was awful

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Kit for next season
« on: March 21, 2024, 10:45:03 PM »
It's odd how teams have copied the Albion name but know other team I know have copied our of iconic home top.

It's so unique the our last FA cup semi programme didn't even know what our colours were and put black and white stripes.

Brighton did the same just a lighter not so nice a blue...

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Kit for next season
« on: March 20, 2024, 03:00:19 PM »
I think puma have done an excellent job with our home shirts the away shirts have been unique to us also. So part of me would be sad to see that end. However as long as we don't revert to Adidas I will get on with it.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: March 18, 2024, 11:32:39 PM »
I would have Diangana out of the team and have Wallace in the hole behind BTA. Also I would have Bartley in for pieters.

Would take a point now before the game also. 4 points from next 2 and we will really be cooking

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Darnell Furlong
« on: March 18, 2024, 11:30:32 PM »
Think he has been one of our most consistent and best performers for this season. I think if it hadn't been for the form of kipre and the central midfield pairing he would be getting more praise.

He does have limitations as a footballer but he is an athlete and good in the air.

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We should be looking to loan again with a fixed price option to buy but no obligation. He's been on fire since arrival. But would like to see him over a long period we cannot afford another expensive grant style transfer on the books hampering recruitment.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Brandon Thomas-Asante
« on: March 14, 2024, 05:47:12 AM »
Wallace movement creates space of which MJ and Fellows really have benefited from.

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