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Messages - paul_47

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Because....This season at any rate, we aren't going to get relegated (Only need another 10 or 11 points) so pretty much job done.So we can faff about talking about players we are not going to get, Tone will come out and say we tried ard, but it's tough finding the right lipstick for this pig!

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: October 25, 2014, 03:33:34 PM »
We always only play one half, hope it is the second half today!On the plus side we have had a corner today.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: October 04, 2014, 04:26:37 PM »
Need Alan Irvine to get off the fence and change it with a sub....ain't been much of a threat this half, and set plays still poor!

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: October 04, 2014, 04:00:25 PM »
Need better use of corners and free kicks in the second half

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Season Ticket 2014 - 2015
« on: March 27, 2014, 04:50:11 AM »
Will not be renewing whatever division we are in, plus don't understand the people who say they are more likely to renew if we go down, surely our aim in the championship would be to get back into the big club biased premier anyway! Having said that I would consider returning If rugby style refs and cameras were introduced.......Can't see that happening though it's not meant to be fair is it?

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: February 08, 2014, 05:44:36 PM »
Sorry but Foster for Englands No.1....as a certain mr Royle would say....MY backside
at fault for all 3 goals....needs to learn when to stay on line ....
other than that what can you say as usual looked very short on creativity

why do we put ourselves through this....?

Also a few refs trying to assist our suicide!

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: February 08, 2014, 04:50:40 PM »
Oh well bring on Chelsea   :(

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: February 08, 2014, 04:47:53 PM »
Looking for positives.......Can't at this moment see three worse teams than us  :-[

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: February 08, 2014, 04:10:28 PM »
Thievy 2-1

38 secs into debut

Better than ince!

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: February 08, 2014, 04:04:09 PM »
The stage is definitely set for Saido and Thievy, cor see it though!

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: February 08, 2014, 03:56:17 PM »
We have always only played one half, (Hope it will be the second, in this game!) I thought things may have been different under Pepe.
My take on first half,
Victor = Teflon
Ridgewell = Same old, Same old
Lets have a look at Thievy......See if it is worth buying him to help get us back up out of the Championship!

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: February 08, 2014, 03:27:46 PM »
and again ridgwell gets roasted by puncheon. its not exactly world class players we are talking about. his game as gone downhill badly from last season.

Not having that, he was rubbish last year as well!

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Perspective needed.
« on: January 31, 2014, 02:44:25 AM »
Well I'd always pick Anelka, and I'd pick and choose the games both Yacob and Mulumbu play. So there's that theory out of the window, much like GREG that's YOUR holy grail.

I agree with this.......but I do think that if Mel doesn't come up with a plan B sharpish to suit the players we currently have we are doomed to relegation.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Utd game live on BT
« on: January 27, 2014, 08:51:10 PM »
F**k sake the armchair fans having some of the crackers this season Arsenal,Villa,Everton,Liverpool,United all at home does my head in yet another poor atmosphere down there without a sellout  >:(

Spot on......I have to work Saturday mornings,  fed up of Sky/BT deciding what matches I can and can't attend on my season ticket!!!

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Anelka and the 'Quenelle' gesture
« on: January 27, 2014, 08:46:22 PM »
Probably best if it drags on then, so we can get as many appearances as possible out of him.Everyone knows how much business we normally do in this window....and he sure won't be here next season!

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: It`s a disgrace
« on: January 19, 2014, 06:23:13 PM »
Berahino or Vydra or Rosenberg or Anichebe alongside Anelka... I'm so looking forward to us playing football on the turf again.
Berahino = Will (probably) be good when his discision making improves
Vydra = Not ours (Wish he was)
Rosenberg = (Seriously!)
Anichebe = Sick Note
Anelka = Probable long ban!
I ain't so sure!

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Pepe Mel
« on: January 12, 2014, 11:40:32 PM »
So that would be Nigel Pearson and Sean Dyche, 2 coaches I have great respect for and hope do well, but 2 coaches currently leading their clubs to promotion to the premier league and with no reason to leave (not to mention the huge compensation packages that would be needed) and Eddie Howe, who despite having great promise as a manager, is still very inexperienced (experience of a top flight league being something our hierarchy have always said they want)  and of course a man who left Burnley to move down a division for personal reasons, having struggled with his move up north when he initially left Bournemouth.

The sky soccer Saturday panel are in place because they provide good entertainment in what is mean to be a fun environment. You would not however put Paul Merson, Matt Le Tissier or Charlie Nicholas as being great footballing thinkers and really, apart from their experience of the workings ofa professional football club, their opinions are barely more valuable than anyone who has played Sunday league/lower level non league football or the average fan at a game.

Maybe when English coaches start producing the same amount of young footballers as German, Spanish and Dutch coaches do the game will have more respect for their ideas?

Well put......Plus on the whole they are probably twice as good as Talksport presenters, trouble is these people get air time!

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Is Peace Right to keep Downing and Kiely?
« on: January 11, 2014, 05:42:37 PM »
I get why people are saying it, but saying Downing is clueless on the back of him doing somebody else's job isn't fair - he isn't a head coach and he wasn't even the head coach's assistant. He didn't want to be in charge of the team for this length of time and his unsuitability for the role is both evident yet expected.

It's like sticking Luke Daniels on as a striker and saying how bad his finishing is - judge KD on his job.

Also I agree with others, Keily as a goalkeeping coach doesn't fill me with confidence. I can't see how he'd teach Ben Foster anything?

For me Downing not wanting the job shows a lack of ambition.... I want my gaffers job!

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Is Peace Right to keep Downing and Kiely?
« on: January 11, 2014, 05:37:19 PM »
Strange line of thought, coaching has nothing to do with playing career. Myhill and Foster have also both been very good keepers for us too. Dave Watson is widely regarded as one of the best around and had a unremarkable playing career too.

Downing isn't even a head coach, there's plenty of good coaches who aren't good managers. Things like substitutions and team selection aren't and shouldn't be his job.

I do think there should be some accountability, Mel should get the opportunity to review their position at the end of the season or something. But throwing the baby out with the bathwater isn't going to solve anything. Its not surprising he kept with Clarke's style, its what the players have been trained on for 18 months. He was just there to keep things ticking over, not revolutionise anything. More to the point I don't think our players are suited to playing a better style, their ball retention is shocking.

Part of Mel's reputation (whatever we think that is) is gained through his backroom staff so he should be given  every chance to do his stuff, as for waiting till the end of the season to review Downing and Kiely, do we really want to do that in the Championship?

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Is Peace Right to keep Downing and Kiely?
« on: January 11, 2014, 05:18:22 PM »
In general  the fact a whole crew of backroom staff follows a manager round is a bizarre football practice.  Downing and Keily take instruction from the Head Coach whoever they that person is it makes no difference. If they are not up to the job then fire them but there is no reason to think that just because the Head Coach changes they have become incompetent.

In this particular instance I think Mel wanted both a fitness trainer and an assistant. We have scope for bringing in one but not the other. Whatever the compromise solution that has been found it must been acceptable to him because he signed up to it so as far as the club is concerned the matter is closed.

The great problem of hiring a whole staff in one go is if the Head Coach leaves the backroom follows him and pretty much strips the club ofany resident football expertise.


Go on then where is it? Especially the expertise bit!

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: January 11, 2014, 04:46:32 PM »
Good sub Downing give Vydra 4 mins..... :'(

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: January 11, 2014, 04:38:56 PM »
Sort of glad we have played this way today  :( .........nothing different from most previous games, give Pep a good look at what he needs to do!

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: January 11, 2014, 04:19:26 PM »
Pepe may get his side kick in and **** off himself on this showing  ;)

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: January 11, 2014, 03:45:18 PM »
If they don't nick one before half time.... maybe we'll have a go second half  :-\

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: January 11, 2014, 03:25:59 PM »
We're doing what we normally do at the moment.....giving the ball away at every opportunity!

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