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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Claudio Yacob
« on: Yesterday at 10:08:20 AM »
Was always at his best alongside Mulumbu with Morrison ahead of them. Ball winner, ball carrier, creative player. We need to do exactly the same with him now but with, what on paper you would say are two better players, in Krycho and Chadli.

Yacob and Krycho sitting in the centre of midfield, Yacob winning it, Krycho looking to carry the ball forward and Chadli in behind Rondon as that creativity. I would actually be excited to see it.

Blimey Fritzl, that almost sounds like a plan.......... :)

Wonder why TP never thought of it!

I love watching Yacob, nothing spectacular but he breaks up play, wins the ball and generally irritates the opposition star players... ask Dele Alli  ;D

For me both for different reasons - Evans is the 'now', and Hegazi is the future. JE has a wealth of experience and is a very steading influence at the back. Hegazi will learn a great deal from playing with JE and others and will most definitely be a really good player moving forward. Whoever found this guy needs a pat on the back - we all said 'who?' when we signed him, but he is now a regular and it is hard to see who else in our team is going to displace him.

When I have spoken to fans of other teams and the first player they mention is Hegazi.

Last Match Forum - 13/12 Liverpool (A) / Re: After Match Debate
« on: December 14, 2017, 01:38:50 PM »
I had forgotten about legends ultimatum. :P

Anyway, coyb, another result against united?

Hopefully we will give them a game, Bournemouth did last night, and the reports coming back were not over complementary to United.

He spots a good through pass very quickly which makes him a creative player in my book. You can see he has a good footballing brain and awareness around him. Surely he has to start most games.

Said this a couple of weeks ago and got shot down with some sarcastic' vision' comments. Greg is rather good, he is creative and he needs to be played to his strength. AP seems to see his quality and hopefully he will start on Sunday.... cannot wait myself.

All of a sudden I am a happy baggie!!!!

Last Match Forum - 13/12 Liverpool (A) / Re: After Match Debate
« on: December 13, 2017, 10:57:12 PM »
Gotta give Pardew a lot of credit for such an unexpected point.

In other news it has come to my attention that Tony Pulis's number one fan 'Legend' will be leaving the forum as he promised to never post again if we didnt lose tonight.

I'm sure he is a man of his word and will honour that promise.

I echo your sentiments about AP, and and I will miss Legend :)

Last Match Forum - 13/12 Liverpool (A) / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: December 13, 2017, 07:14:29 PM »
Salah has a minor hamstring by all accounts.

Not that minor as he is starting. So much for my 'bin dipper' friends info!!

Last Match Forum - 13/12 Liverpool (A) / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: December 13, 2017, 11:45:34 AM »
My 'bin dipper' friends inform me that Salah will be rested tonight....

There is a god.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Alan Pardew
« on: December 13, 2017, 11:43:06 AM »
Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Had we won 3-0 on Saturday AP would be the new messiah. Our strikers do appear to be either out of form or quite simply not good enough. I see on the BBC news  today that AP is meeting with Hammond later this week to discuss the January transfer strategy. It is unfair to lay any blame at his door at the moment, he needs time and a transfer window before we judge him.....

Last Match Forum - 13/12 Liverpool (A) / Re: Predictions
« on: December 13, 2017, 08:00:49 AM »
I cannot see us keeping Salah quiet. Having said that his mate Hegazi may do a number on him. However, I think it will be 2-0 to them.

We have two games where nothing is expected of us, would love to get a point out of either.

General Football & Sports / Re: Dingle watch - Anything Wolves
« on: December 12, 2017, 11:54:26 AM »
They would add to it significantly and have the best man in the business on their side for the purpose of such a recruitment drive.

I agree with you Fritzl, but I think our deluded friends are basing their Premier league champion aspirations on what they have at present. It is certainly going to be interesting though - Portugal winning the Premier League......

General Football & Sports / Re: Dingle watch - Anything Wolves
« on: December 12, 2017, 11:33:50 AM »
They will get torn apart when they come up if they keep their present squad. However, I will recognise that they are doing well and its going to be interesting.......

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Alan Pardew
« on: December 06, 2017, 11:43:21 AM »

Pulis playing 10 men behind the ball every week may have made our defence look like it resembled a top 10 defence in games.

But in reality we only had a decent goals against statistic because of the park the bus tactics employed / power in numbers, rather than actual ability.

Under Pulis we had 10 in defence, I am not sure it was a top 10 defence.....

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Alan Pardew
« on: December 06, 2017, 11:09:22 AM »
Hes not even had a week with the players yet, give him a chance folks

I was thinking the same Glyn, its almost as though some folk are waiting for his first mistake........ very sad.

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
« on: December 06, 2017, 09:51:39 AM »
The BBC are running a report today that Lionel Messi turned down an offer from Manchester City of £850,000 PER WEEK!

It also included an £88m signing on fee...... :o

The world has gone mad. How does this rate in the FFP??? [I know, I know]

General Football & Sports / Re: England Cricket Thread
« on: December 05, 2017, 11:21:49 AM »
A good day for England, just a pity the top 3 went so cheaply.........

We didn't expect this when the Aussies went in to bat again!

General Football & Sports / Re: England Cricket Thread
« on: December 05, 2017, 09:55:45 AM »
My nerves are shredded following this. It should have been out of sight ages ago, but..........

Smith dropped a clanger not forcing the follow on.

Last Match Forum - 09/12 Swansea City (A) / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: December 04, 2017, 07:50:24 AM »
I see that the Swansea board have promised Clements money for the transfer window, so it looks as though he will be in place on Saturday.

No reason why we cannot beat this lot, which is not something I would have said a couple of weeks ago!

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: December 03, 2017, 09:04:54 AM »
Foster: barely had any work. Wasn't time-wasting at 0-0 at home, which is a positive.

Nyom: better than his poor performances as of late, especially considering he had to deal with Zaha often. He failed to make an impact going forward (didn't put good balls into the box)

Hegazi/Evans: were OUTSTANDING. Arguably the best we had all night. Hegazi was active and in control a lot of times, although Benteke did get the better of him a couple of times. Evans is way back from his consecutive poor performances earlier in the season to be the best centre back on the team. Proper captain.

Gibbs: I really hope we're not taking him for granted. Another solid performance on both ends of the field. I feel as if he was able to contribute more offensively with Field playing on his side.

Barry/Yacob: Barry was doing good before having to come off due to injury. Yacob wouldn't have been my choice to replace him, but he did what he does well - just didn't offer much offensively.

Livermore: wasn't poor by any means, he just seems like a waste. He doesn't really make a difference in the game for me. I'd much rather see The Pole in there instead.

Field: right now I can't think of a better reason for Tony getting sacked. How could this youngster, who has been easily our best midfielder in these last two games (on a full shift today), not get ANY minutes under TP? He needs to remain a starter.

HRK: Good first half but declined performance in the second half. Still not a starter at this level by a mile.

Rondon: Third straight strong performance from him. Occupied places, linked up with players, held up the ball better than usual. Didn't really get a scoring chance other than the header against two defenders that missed narrowly.

Rodriguez: I'm convinced the season opener was the exemption. He doesn't seem like he can hang often times. Disappointing.

McClean: in very poor form, needs some time off.

Agree with you on that one for sure. They are starting to make quite a pairing. I said it some months ago and I will say it again before its too late - we need to sign Hegazi. According to the Egyptian manager, Real Madrid are sniffing around now as well as the scousers.........

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Ahmed Hegazi signs official
« on: December 01, 2017, 04:20:37 PM »


Liverpool make contact over transfer move for Ahmed Hegazi
29 Nov 2017 12:01 am

Liverpool have approached Al Ahl over a transfer move for West Brom loan star Ahmed Hegazi, according to reports. Hegazi, 26, completed a season-long loan deal with the Baggies ahead of the 2017/18 campaign and has impressed for the Premier League outfit, making seven appearances since the start of the season.

The Egyptian’s fine performances for West Brom appear to have turned heads in England and it’s understood Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are expressing a strong interest. ESPN FC suggest the Merseyside giants have contacted his parent club, Al Ahl, over a potential move for the highly-rated centre-back next summer. Klopp is on the hunt for defensive reinforcements at Anfield, with Dejan Lovren, Ragnar Klavan and Joel Matip failing to impress this term.

Liverpool have already conceded 18 goals in the English top flight this season as the side sit sixth in the table behind Tottenham. It’s believed Leicester City are also very keen on Hegazi following a string of accomplished displays at West Brom.

Typical scousers, cannot even scout for themselves...... arrogance beyond belief.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Salomon Rondon
« on: December 01, 2017, 08:54:24 AM »
I'll be happy to hold my hands up and admit I was wrong about Rondon if he can manage to play at a similar level to what he's shown in the last 2 games for the remainder of the season.
 He has looked a completely different player, he's starting to use his body to better effect when holding onto the ball and also using it to out muscle defenders when running with/for the ball.
 That 25 yrd shot onto the bar on Tuesday was something I never thought I'd see from him (having the confidence to shoot from there I mean... not missing :P)

I will have to join you on this one Hull. Even I gave up on him towards the end but I thought he looked quite good the other night. It will be interesting to see how he fits into Pardews set up.

He looked as keen as mustard on Tuesday which was a refreshing change......hopefully it can only get better for him, and us.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Alan Pardew
« on: December 01, 2017, 08:51:14 AM »
The "useless and brainless tactics" got Palace to their highest ever Prem finish! and in the following season an FA Cup final. Seems like their fans have short memories. I wonder if they are happy with where they are now?
 He may have been like Pulis and looked like he couldn't find a way out of a very poor run of form  but he might have turned it round and gone on an equally long winning streak, we'll never know.

I cannot see them looking forward to facing their former boss, and as you say he did have some success there [but so did Pulis!]. Its amazing that they are coming out with statements like that given their current position.

Another post mentions 'blindly running and shooting on sight'....I am really looking forward to seeing that!!!!!!

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Alan Pardew
« on: December 01, 2017, 07:41:25 AM »
Back of the Smeth too. It's the blokes that sit right behind me, every game they need to find something else to moan about! Pardew seemed the new target, I'm sure they were moaning about Pulis before too. Yes they are absolute w@nkers!

I'm actually excited about the Pardew appointment, looking forward to Saturday.

I had the same in the East Stand. 2-0 up and a couple of blokes on my right were moaning about Pardew and saying 'They shud gee it to im' referring to Megson. Two goals and a dodgy substitution later and forum rules will not allow me to say what their thoughts of SGM were, but it involved s*x and travel.

We are a fickle bunch at times.

Looking forward to tomorrow. Its done now so lets get behind the new head coach. COYB!!!

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Alan Pardew
« on: November 30, 2017, 04:19:41 PM »
I wanted Koeman as well, but do we know if he was approached?  I thought I read somewhere that Williams wanted a British manager.
Also interesting to know if we did approach other managers such as Sam.

Not that I want to stir things when we have just appointed a new manager, who seems alot better than many of the other names in the media. I hope he gets a proper chance to get the best out of this squad.

Not that it matters but I read somewhere that he was approached early doors, but he said that he wanted time away from management.

Probably a very polite way of saying 'Do one'  ;D

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Fortress Hawthorns - Bring the Noise
« on: November 30, 2017, 01:00:57 PM »
I totally agree to be fair,

I think when the Smethwick enders get moved around the ground the drummer usually ends up in the Brummy road and then the stewards try shutting them down all game! That definitely needs to change.

Yes we all want safe grounds etc, but a man banging a drum to generate some atmosphere is not doing anyone any harm!

Unless you are sat in front of him!

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Alan Pardew
« on: November 30, 2017, 12:58:33 PM »
Just because Everton are desperate/crazy enough to pay hugely inflated wages for one manager, does not make our cheaper deal a good one.
I admire the people who, now that AP has been appointed, seem to have put all reservations about his serial failures to one side, and are ready to set sail on a sea of optimism. Fair play to the revisionists.

I fervently hope that my relegation fears are groundless, but one slick presser has not assuaged my doubts.
Let's see how long the Mr Smooth persona lasts....

I was not linking the two together and suggesting that Wigmore, merely pointing out that after going 32 days with no manager and becoming the a shambles, they have gone for the 'Red Adair' approach and paid stupid money for it. I assume that Mr Bung knew they were desperate and demanded top dollar. It would appear that he was right and got it. The length of his contract reflects their long term intention.

Our appointment is entirely a different matter. Not everyone's first choice but I cannot think of anyone who would have been. All we can do is forget the 'dad dancing' and get behind Alan.

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