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General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
« on: March 21, 2018, 09:57:39 AM »
I see the 'hand shandy' boys are at it again.

This is off the BBC website and in the Times apparently

West Ham United are in a fresh legal dispute with London Stadium's landlords over who should pay for a series of costs including providing draught beer, Sky TV and hospitality staff.

What do they actually pay for as a club?

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Chris Brunt
« on: March 21, 2018, 09:49:31 AM »
I would like to think that CB will stay. Even though he got his break at Sheffield he has been with us a long time now and seems to be Albion through and through. Can see some sort of role for him after he is done with playing..... certainly one of the few on the pitch that cares these days.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Ali Gabr Signs
« on: March 21, 2018, 09:46:50 AM »
Cheers Hunnington

This thread can be quite amusing at times, hope Ali doesn't read it.

Condemned before he has even played for us!

Him and Hegazi could be quite some force for us in the Championship.......


West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Ali Gabr Signs
« on: March 21, 2018, 09:29:16 AM »
Has he got his work permit yet?

Next Match Forum - 31/03 Burnley (H) / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: March 20, 2018, 02:00:07 PM »

I will be there regardless. Looking forward to seeing a team playing as a team, working with each other and having a definite strategy, coached by a decent bloke... and I seriously wished I was talking about the Albion, but obviously I'm not.

May as well see how its done.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Building for 18/19
« on: March 20, 2018, 07:45:56 AM »
I agree with much of what you say, however....’dispose of’ just ain’t realistic.
Barry, Chadli, Sturridge, Krychowiak, Evans; are all leaving without doubt for a multitude of obvious and slightly less obvious reasons. I would love to see Chadli in the Championship but it just ain’t going to happen! 🙄🙏.

I would just love to see Chadli on the pitch to be honest........

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
« on: March 20, 2018, 06:21:52 AM »
Looking at the news today I see that the usual suspects are sniffing around Salah for about £200m....

Another player the 'genius' Mourinho had in his side and couldn't get a tune out of.....like De Bruyne and Lukaku :)

and we can probably add Sanchez to that list too.

« on: March 19, 2018, 04:23:27 PM »

No doubt. But as I said on March 8th to almost universal agreement, we deserve an explanation regards the manager not being removed. Not whether they did a good job on the Liverpool ticket allocation or the women's club shop range.

I agree with you, but I anticipate they cannot comment on his position whilst he is still there. It could be for a number of reasons identified on the AP thread, potential constructive dismissal issues spring to mind, or how much it will cost the club to give him the hook early.

On the bright side they have made an impressive job with the women's club shop range, so all is not lost.

« on: March 19, 2018, 03:17:24 PM »
The AA is a joke a PR exercise. No power. People not worked that out yet? A waste of time.

So what is your suggestion as to how the ordinary Albion fan can interact directly with representatives at the club then?

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Alan Pardew
« on: March 19, 2018, 09:25:28 AM »
Whatever the answer is, he is still there for a reason. Either the prawn sandwich brigade are completely inept and are praying for a miracle, or they are 'savvy' and have a long term plan, but can save money by following a certain route, which includes leaving him in position.

Personally I wouldn't like to call it.......

Well said Mr Scharner! Exactly what so many of us have been saying for three years, its so refreshing that some people from within the profession are realising the importance of a clubs very heart and soul. We will get our club back one day.

With views like that I would give Mr Scharner a role.........

I have voted yes, but it does come with the caveat that we appoint an up and coming manager who actually wants to play football and do well, challenge for promotion and give the cups a serious go. Also, the vast majority of the 'mercenaries' we currently have leave [others have correctly named the ones that should stay] and build a new team around youth and pace.

I believe we have the oldest average age for a team in the Premier, and that is part of the reason why we are 20th in the league.

It would be good to run this poll again when the music has stopped playing and all the seats are taken........ie. August 1st.

Last Match Forum - 17/03 AFC Bournemouth (A) / Re: After Match Debate
« on: March 18, 2018, 09:04:40 AM »
Just seen the first goal on MOTD. Has already been said but what on earth was Phillips doing? May as well sent the player a party invite, he backed off him so much. His nonchalant attitude just about sums the whole team up....

and Foster could have thrown his cap on that shot and stopped it. Pathetic but unfortunately very much expected.

Had a clear out yesterday and found my early season gift pack from the club, car sticker, £20 discount club shop vouchers, and lots of promise in the accompanying letter. Chucked the lot in the bin......what a load of rubbish we are.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Alan Pardew
« on: March 18, 2018, 08:00:22 AM »

Social media black out since the match report. This could be it.

God I wish...........

Whats happening to our club is enough to make you cry..........absolutely disgraceful at all levels.

Last Match Forum - 17/03 AFC Bournemouth (A) / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: March 17, 2018, 11:25:58 AM »
Just goes to show the apathy we all feel as we are not really talking about the game. Normally this thread is quite busy leading up to the game.

Horrible feeling isn't it?

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Daniel Sturridge Joins Albion On Loan
« on: March 17, 2018, 10:40:46 AM »
I understand that John, but there was a lot of evidence beforehand that Daniel was not fully fit. Its true that there is no hefty transfer fee involved, but I cannot really believe that they would quite literally 'take a punt' on his fitness given whats at stake. I am sure that the medical advice does not differ from a loan player to buying the player.

Having said that, not a lot else was available, I am just slightly bemused by the clubs 'do or die' approach to this one.....

He may come good, you never know... but we have been saying that about Chadli and Morrison all season.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Daniel Sturridge Joins Albion On Loan
« on: March 17, 2018, 09:35:44 AM »
Said before I know, but what baffles me with this deal is that we are supposed to have a really good medical team who can spot these sorts of things and report accurately on the condition. They blew the Sakho deal out of the water from memory, much to the chagrin of the wet spammers.....

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
« on: March 16, 2018, 05:16:15 PM »
Anyone else heard the Mourinho pre match talk today?

'Thats Eratige' what is he on about?

Just loves the sound of his own voice doesn't he.......

General Football & Sports / Re: Cheating
« on: March 16, 2018, 08:50:33 AM »
I didn't see it but this type of cheating really irritates me. I have lost count of the amount of times either the 'pundit' or the player said 'he felt a touch and went down'. I thought this was a contact sport, some of these 'divers' can easily ride the tackle, but its a sad day when a player enters the opposition penalty area looking for a slight contact so that they can go down and gain an unfair advantage.

That's why I have time for J Rod - he was recently well and truly taken out in the box, but got up to take the shot.... 

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Alan Pardew
« on: March 16, 2018, 07:24:19 AM »
Personally,I think there's a risk in putting him on gardening leave, which I recall another member advised.

At the moment it's still possible for us to stay up, if we put AP on gardening leave, we're denying him the opportunity for him to manage that, & could form the basis of a claim of payment for the whole contract by default.
On the other hand, if we keep him in place until relegation has been confirmed, the terms of the contract will have been fulfilled & we can go our separate ways.

I can see the logic of that John, and it may answer a few questions about what is going on.

Talk about painting ourselves into a corner..........

General Football & Sports / Re: Anything England Football
« on: March 15, 2018, 03:55:33 PM »
Livermore's done O.K in an England shirt when selected.

There, I've said it.......  ;D .

Is he related to that Livermore chap that strolls around for us occasionally?

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Alan Pardew
« on: March 15, 2018, 10:24:48 AM »
Pardew can be put on gardening leave and we'll only pay him his wages up until he finds new employment. Thus dismissing the notion that he's here to earn a quick buck. Don't get me wrong it's guaranteed money but not lump sum payable.

Or until the first break clause in the summer I assume.....

Given that it is such a lost cause I believe that the board have decided to live with it and not spend more money on a 'Red Adair' to try and salvage our awful position. I can understand that line of thought. Lets just hope that it is a mass clear out in the summer.

Last Match Forum - 17/03 AFC Bournemouth (A) / Re: Team
« on: March 15, 2018, 09:58:33 AM »
I'd play the security guards at centre half to shore up the back. The taxi driver's Spanish so he's probably a 'left footer' with a bit of speed, so he could replace the one guard on the left. I'd then play the assistant kit man up front in place of the other security guard as he'd be used to putting things away. Kitman in goal drops to the bench in place of the taxi driver as there just doesn't seem much point of a goalie at the mo'   ;) .

What could possibly go wrong?
COYB  8) .

Couldn't do any worse Dan TBH!

Personally I am not bothered who is in/out available/not available, the majority are just going 'through the motions', so at least that team may put up a fight...... :)

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
« on: March 15, 2018, 08:57:59 AM »
Hopefully Hughes does a good job, saves them from relegation and gets offered a contract in the summer.

One less chump for the prawn sandwich brigade to talk to about our impending vacancy.....

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Daniel Sturridge Joins Albion On Loan
« on: March 15, 2018, 07:48:22 AM »

You're the 3rd or 4th person that has asked this.

Of course not.

A bit uncalled for, it was a simple question in a debate. Some fans are not glued to this site 24/7

Many of our threads go around in circles, and some contributors join them late. At the end of the day we are all fans and should respect that.   

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