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Definitely holding the back of the leg (Hammy) not knee. At one point it looked as though he felt it might just have cramped up on him

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He seems to do is injury by landing awkwardly then as he tried to turn and run stumbled and went nowhere either slipping or his studs sticking in the turf.
As for not needing him to start we absolutely did need him to we have no worthwhile alternatives to his style of play

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: Yesterday at 06:11:32 PM »
Arguably could and should have been double figures . Credit to VI to as I’m willing to bet when Dike went off many on here would have bought Robinson on but VI went for Diangana who proved his boss right and was the catalyst for the last 20 mins

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Anybody think players changed attitude when the formation changed ?
Formation didn’t change! Townsend went to CB and is way more mobile in Clarke and able to carry on coming forward with Reach going wide but neve  had to do the defensive side of WB role.
The difference was Diangana seemed to be on his way back to what we saw a couple of years ago , interestingly after a rather public rollocking from VI that’s made most the media I’ve seen

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Problems on the trains from Kiddy , lots of delays and cancellations due to signal failures apparently  >:(

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: Yesterday at 10:32:40 AM »
If he turns it around you won't need to be the first to congratulate him. Or the second or third etc. For the record I haven't got the foggiest idea if he will.

But what I do know is that the season's far from over, he's got his front line target and players are coming back from suspension and injury over the next few weeks.
I would endorse and add to this the very fact that we tried to sign the lad who went to Celtic that the powers that be know what is needed /wanted but finances appear to be a problem . Desperately need to get the likes of Snodgrass and Zohore off the wage bill

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Last Match Forum - 22/01 Peterborough United (H) / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: January 19, 2022, 05:57:43 PM »
Was never asked to show my Covid pass at QPR .

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General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« on: January 19, 2022, 02:09:51 PM »
I was talking about fans and what they were saying in the summer
Don’t think he was ever dismissed by fans, questioned as all candidates were no more no less

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General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« on: January 19, 2022, 01:28:51 PM »
Wilder didn’t get the Albion job because of personal issues nothing to do with his football record

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General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
« on: January 18, 2022, 09:23:55 PM »
61 mins gone Potter makes 2 like for like subs !!

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Under 23's / Academy Thread
« on: January 17, 2022, 09:06:17 PM »
Simple answer needs to be a unilateral agreement not to pay them as much and or pay them all the same.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Under 23's / Academy Thread
« on: January 17, 2022, 08:56:50 PM »
M-O-M for me Texiera , little lad - big heart. Louie Barry .................also ran
Agreed if only he’d grow a foot and put on a stone by Friday ;D ;D

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Under 23's / Academy Thread
« on: January 17, 2022, 08:52:09 PM »
Mmmm perhaps the grass isn’t always greener ……!!

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Under 23's / Academy Thread
« on: January 17, 2022, 07:49:22 PM »
There GK has made a couple of decent saves in the last few minutes !

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Under 23's / Academy Thread
« on: January 17, 2022, 07:40:41 PM »
Also this is only Richards 2nd game back from injury. Barry was the big white hope , went to Barcelona then couldn’t get a game at Ipswich, the ups and downs of young footballers !

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: January 17, 2022, 03:08:15 PM »
The only significant change I would like to see him make is now we have Dike leave out two of Robinson , Grant , and Phillips ( let form and training ground decide) and play an extra midfielder in other words 352 . If that means we could get a fit and firing Diangana into the team so much the better but it looks a long shot at the moment

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: January 17, 2022, 02:25:28 PM »
Couple of things bothering me firstly and I haven’t checked but majority seem to be thinking Kipre is doing ok , have even seen some would have him in the team ahead of Bartley should everybody be available , to me it seems our poor run , 2 wins from 10 or whatever it is pretty much coincides with him becoming first choice . 2nd it is the job of coach to improve players , agreed but there seems to be no thought that perhaps this is as good as our lot are . The only one I can think of that we know can do better is Diangana and he has been off the pace before VI arrived . O Shea certainly seemed to have improved before his injury though it could just be down to experience. Of the others I don’t think there is one shred of injury that Grant , Robinson , Furlong, Phillips  etc can play at a higher level than they are at now .

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: January 17, 2022, 02:16:21 PM »
Other teams have injuries and suspensions too, so this weekly excuse is wearing rather thin for me.
Which may well mean others have better more balanced squads !

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Strange was in the car today and listened to some summary from ex footballer Ray Parlour and the commentator that was with him, both said we were the better team and playing some good football, reading these posts totally differ to this. Football is a game about opinions but never seen 2 so wide of each other
I was there and I certainly take this side of the argument but got absolute pelters for saying it from our own supporters . I thought the only time QPR were on top was the first 10/15 mins of the 2nd half presumably after a rocket to go with their cuppa.
 One first for me from this game , the Gents toilets in the away end were  carpeted !

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: January 17, 2022, 09:40:16 AM »
I don't think we should pin the blame on signings at Val's door.  He is operating under a budget.  The only disaster was Hugill, although Molumby has been underwhelming.

He simply fails to pick the best players and best system for matches over and over again.  That's where the fault lies, simple.
On that basis who would you have picked in the XI Saturday, not the system just the players ?

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Have to disagree mate , same old system / same old tactics , same in game management . Woeful second half , not a penalty in my book to be honest.
Ot was poor passing , decision making in last 25 yds that costus that and Robinson chickenimg out that lost the ball in the lead up to the goal!

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Today's defeat was little about the manager more about the players and a great deal about a ref turning down a blatant pen with about 10/15 mins to go

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Daryl Dike signs on Permanent deal
« on: January 14, 2022, 12:07:39 PM »
It says turn bad balls into good balls, not turn water into wine. I doubt he's scored many goals from Row Z  :D


Why not I actually sit in row Z and am currently on 127 goals for the season ! :D

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: January 11, 2022, 05:32:29 PM »
Barnes is a very good player . Very good players can adapt to any system , they may not be quite as effective in some but they would still be very good !

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: January 11, 2022, 04:54:07 PM »
Cannot believe that after half a league season in which time we lost what 5 games ? people want to change the coach/manager!  I can understand people may not like his style but just don’t get the point of changing when any new bloke would have next to no chance of bringing in his own players . Our best chance of promotion via any means is with VI in charge whether the Val out merchants like it or not .
I still don’t accept this squad is as good as many on here make out , certainly no better than either of the top 2 nor in my opinion is the squad as a whole as good as Stoke , or any better than Sheffield Utd , QPR , or Forest may well add Middlesboro to that list by Feb 1st . Add in Blackburn and with ourselves that makes 9 teams so 3 are going to be disappointed come seasons end.

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