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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Karlan Grant
« on: Yesterday at 08:52:33 PM »
I'm all for giving players a chance, but he's had lots of chances to impress. I'd be looking to farm him out on loan again. I wonder if Cardiff would be interested.

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« on: June 06, 2024, 11:33:05 AM »
Yes and I believe a certain Tony Pulis fancies a crack at the Burnley job :)
More seriously, waiting for Rob Edwards name to get brought into rumours. He's done a fantastic job at Luton even if they got relegated again. Luton is a modest sized club, with a relatively small fanbase. Clubs like Leicester or Burnley ought to be interested.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Carlos Corberan
« on: June 05, 2024, 10:54:55 AM »
Reports in the E & S that Shillong has put his hand in his pocket to the tune of £1m to upgrade the training facilities which has delighted Carlos. Brilliant work by Patel & it’s gestures like this that will keep Carlos at the club.

I hope he’s also invested in the recruitment team because boy do we need the extra staff there.
I see that as a positive sign from Patel, and the fact Carlos is delighted tells you that he's a manager that believes in coaching and improving his playing staff.

There are all too many who think managing is just about writing out cheques for ready-made players.

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
« on: June 05, 2024, 12:25:20 AM »
Maresca officially appointed as Chelsea boss. Five year contract with the option of an extra year. Courtesy of the BBC.
5 year contract for a manager untested in the PL. Given the rate Chelsea get through managers, they must have money to burn.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Carlos Corberan
« on: June 04, 2024, 11:00:46 AM »
Blimey everyone.

He will either go or stay.

Nothing we can do but wait.... as per.
Seems like the fanbase are on a knifeedge everytime there's a managerial vacancy somewhere. There are pretty much vacancies all the time somewhere, and that obviouly includes Spain and elsewhere in Europe.

I too would be gutted if he upped sticks, as he has brought this group a long way, and he can bring them further if he gets some help with recruitment. Also I dread to think who might come in should he depart. However, if he's not unhappy here and has the support of those around him, I'm hopeful he stays around much longer.

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« on: June 03, 2024, 12:05:21 PM »
If you mean the expensive ex Cardiff Warnock flop Glatzel, he's already failed in the championship and must be knocking on now?
I don't know why people only consider the record of players whilst in the English leagues. I've been watching Glatzel regularly over the last few seasons and he's scored 87 goals in 4 seasons for Hamburger SV.
That's not bad for a league with only 34 games.  He'd actually be perfect for us. Proper target man, but mobile, scores a lot of headers as well. However, I think a club a lot bigger than either ourselves or Hull City are going to snap him up.

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« on: June 02, 2024, 05:04:10 PM »
Just a short hop over the North Sea to get home??
That's a long old haul from Immingham as I recall. That's if the ferry still runs to Holland.

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« on: June 02, 2024, 11:41:13 AM »
Hull have appoints Tim Walter ex Hamburg as head coach !
Interesting one. He got 2 seasons at Hamburger SV, whereas most get just one season, after failing to get them back in the Bundesliga.
He comes across as a strong personality, good communicator with players and media, but let's see what his English is like.  He's very attack minded, but he never solved Hamburg's biggest problem, which was their defence.  Hope he doesn't try to bring their top scorer, Robert Glazel, with him, who apparently wants a move.

What is it with Yorkshire and German managers? That's him, Farke, Rohr, Wagner and Breitenreiter at Hudds. 

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Okay Yokuslu
« on: May 30, 2024, 06:10:00 PM »
Ability wise i think he is up there with our best players, the issue is his stamina, he struggles to last the full game and the last two seasons, come end of March / April he looks spent and out of form.

If i remember it happened when we played in the premier league, by the end of the season he was done in and i imagine its the stamina issue that has stopped him playing for a top club.

If there is interest in him we would have to listen but if he stays and Kipre leaves i would move him back to centre half and having him as the ball playing one, he reads the game brilliantly and has many defensive qualities but can bring the ball out and pass it.

If he stays and carries on playing midfield then i think we need somebody ready to come on an hour into most games to replace him.
Hits a lot of nails on the head spot on.
He is an excellent ball winner and his distribution from out of defence is intelligent. Carlos would have to find someone who can pay that role, and it wouldn't be Molumby.
If stamina is an issue, a move into central defence may be a decent option. 

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Matty Phillips
« on: May 23, 2024, 01:05:47 PM »
Am somewhat sad to see him go, as he is dedicated (apparaently first into training) and started at Wycombe Wanderers, my hometown club. However, with Fellows, Wallace and Diangana above him in the pecking order, I think it was clear to Corberan he was going to get less game time. He certainly had it in him to roast full backs, but the older he gets the less it will happen. Thanks, and all the best Matty. (Would be pleased to see him back at Wycombe!)

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« on: May 23, 2024, 12:31:29 PM »
I saw the name van Hooijdonk when looking at Norwich's team and results a few weeks back and checked if he was related to Pierre, the ex forest striking striker.

He is his son.

He's tall and could give us the aerial threat we are missing upfront, and maybe headers could fall to him instead of someone like GD.

Not sure about his first touch and hold up play or pace.

No harm loaning him, with an option to send back in Jan if it hasn't worked out.

Probably other suitors in his homeland though where he did well not long ago.
I've seen highlights of van Hooijdonk playing for Heerenveen. Really don't think he's anything special. The fact he never scored for Norwich, who hardly played him, tells you a lot. Can't see he's an upgrade on BTA. 

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« on: May 23, 2024, 12:23:45 PM »
Bit of a mad leap, Burnley to Bayern!
They eased out Tuchel, and then Alonso, Nagelsmann, Rangnick, Glasner (£85million Palace compo might have played a role) all turned them down. Then they said they'd re-consider Tuchel who told them to shove it. Now allegedly turning to Company who just has added a relegation to his CV. German non-Bayern fans loving this.

« on: May 22, 2024, 11:50:53 PM »
Just watched the second half.

Trust an Italian defence to ruin the perfect season.

Although Lookman has always flattered to deceive in the prem, I am sure some idiot will cough up tens of millions to give him another chance.
Lookman's performance was as good as I've seen from any striker this season. Absolutely what you want from a forward.

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
« on: May 20, 2024, 06:46:13 PM »
While Hodgson was hampered by injuries I think he overstayed himself by a season. Glasner has them playing well and they're precise going through the lines. Their football is quick and stodge free.

Dare I say it but I enjoy watching Palace play and the tonking of the Vile was a particular bonus. Eze and Olise in particular are really enjoying themselves, Wharton has stepped up very well and Mateta looks a different player.

The questions being can they keep them together and if not who are they going to replace them with? Olise was reportedly on his way to Chelsea in the summer only for the deal to fall through and see them move for Cole on the off-chance instead.
When it was clear Eze would be leaving QPR, we were in for him along with Palace and unfortunately he chose Palace. Now I thing they will do well to hold on to him. 

I watch alot of German football and Glasner did top jobs at Wolfsburg and Eintracht, and I'm not surprised he's got Palace playing.  Don't really know why he left Eintracht after winning them the Europa League.

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« on: May 20, 2024, 05:06:33 PM »
Scored a good number for Heerenveen in the Dutch league, but hasn't worked out elsewhere. Looks like Bologna bought him from a second division Dutch team after a decent year and have been loaning him out ever since
If he was half as good as his dad, van Hooijdonk would be worth going after, but he hasn't really done anything special yet. His Dad is a pundit on Dutch Tv, but seems a bit shy talking about him. 

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
« on: May 19, 2024, 11:45:25 PM »
I know a number of their supporters won't be bothered given the context of their season but I still had a chuckle when I realised the Villa had been spanked at Palace  8) .
Much as I appreciate what Uncle Roy did, Palace now have an excellent attack minded manager in Oliver Glasner. If Palace can hold onto him, Villa won't be the last to get spanked by them.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Albion Tackle Crowd Behaviour
« on: May 19, 2024, 09:01:50 PM »
Having spent time in and around Hampshire on a number of occasions, not always football related, I've come across Southampton supporters a number of times and never had a problem I couldn't deal with Alex. For arrogant I mean snotty condescending and generally fairly patronising in roughly equal measure. Not a good combination really.

They weren't celebrating victory before the game when they verbally abused and threatened the lone female Albion supporter I referred to earlier. And as far as I'm aware KC who's somewhere in his 60s (I think) didn't offer anyone out before his prosthetic leg dropped off outside the ground afterwards either. That said I do appreciate those incidents aren't indicative of an entire support base.

Southampton supporters don't really have a reputation to speak of and they're certainly not a Millwall although it appears a good few of them thought they were before finding out they weren't the other night. As far as I know you weren't there and know nothing about the incidents described on the night beyond anecdotal reports on here or from what you've seen online.

I'm not really bothered whether their celebrations were gentlemanly and like most clubs we have some complete tools who haven't done us any favours over the last couple of years, but more than a minority of Southampton supporters were utter weapons on Friday and I'd rather be a Baggie than a member of the Hampshire Gimp Posse any day of the week.
You were there Dan and I wasn't, and indeed anyone picking on loan females or someone with a prosthetic leg, is pathetic and deserve every bit of grief which comes their way. Indeed anyone looking for trouble with innocent able bodied males is almost as pathetic.
Its disappointing reading what you and others have said about Southampton fans general behaviour and maybe I'll I've to re-assess my view of them. But up until now its been one of the places I like visiting, also for a certain music venue there, and I still hope they get past Leeds (who I have far more negative memories of). 

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Albion Tackle Crowd Behaviour
« on: May 19, 2024, 05:09:27 PM »
All I'm saying Dan is that I've come across Southampton fans many times and never had any problems with them. I can think of at least 20-30 other clubs where the same could not be said. As for being 'arrogant', what does that mean? Yeah, they're up for the game and celebrating an important victory. In some ways the more gentlemanly celebrations of cricketers, well played sir etc, are to be preferred, but that era is well gone for football fans. I do think Albion fans are generally well-behaved, which is one of the reasons I'm proud of being one, but even we have some idiots, albeit a very small minority.

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« on: May 19, 2024, 04:53:16 PM »
I hope Southampton finish the job at Wembley. Just prefer them as a club to Leeds. 

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
« on: May 18, 2024, 04:58:43 PM »
Did not see this coming.

BREAKING: Roberto De Zerbi will leave #BHAFC after tomorrow's game with #MUFC
May well be on Bayern Munich's shortlist, given the number of refusals they've had. Quite hilarious really, the latest being Thomas Tuchel who they suddenly wished to give a second chance.Full marks to Tuchel in that he seems to have told them to shove it!   

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Albion Tackle Crowd Behaviour
« on: May 18, 2024, 04:53:30 PM »
If/when Leeds get promoted, I'm sure they'll find a warm welcome here at the Hawthorns. I don't condone what happened/happens but what goes around comes around, plus Pompey will want to give them a seeing too as well  ;D
I wasn't there but wouldn't mind betting it was a tiny minority of adolescents. Generally, there have been very few issues with Southamption fans through the years, and I'm sure the majority will have strongly condemned what happened after the match.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Carlos Corberan
« on: May 18, 2024, 11:50:23 AM »
Apparently he's back working at the club today. Incredible dedication. I know if it was me, I'd be wanting to put my feet up for a couple of weeks or have a break by the seaside. The Championship with a minimum of 46 games is a marathon. Hope he's not going to burn himself out.

It's hard to say that anyone played well but the changes CC made, made us worse for sure.
Well, he made one change in the starting eleven with Wallace instead of BTA, which has worked well for us before. I remain of the view that Wallace is the better finisher, but he didn't get any service today. The only thing he got wrong in my view was not subbing  Dianga earler, but there again, Dianga is the type of player who can pop up and score crucial goals.

Saints turned up, we didnt. Same as with Sheff Wednesday. We have a better side than them but you have to turn up. Don't turn up, expect to lose. We got what CC chose for us.
Without hearing what he has to say, I don't know if that was CC's game plan. Indeed given the number of times CC talks about 'intensity', I think he could justifiably claim the players didn't take enough initiative in taking the game to Southampton, or moving the ball forward quicker. The players also need to take some responsibility. 

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Grady Diangana
« on: May 17, 2024, 11:02:31 PM »
He should have been hooked at half time, but he was a winger pkaying out of position.

Fingers crossed next season we get the round pegs to match the poles.
I also think his more natural position is a winger, but to play him there would mean dropping either Fellows or Johnston. He was really off the boil this evening and will know himself his error set up the first goal. However, let's not forget he has scored some important goals this season.

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