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General Football & Sports / Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« on: October 11, 2018, 12:04:56 PM »
might have issues with FFP?

Maybe Hull, but I imagine Smith will be looking to get rid of a few to balance it out, so I assume that they will go down that route.

Personally I do hope FFP bites them.....

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General Football & Sports / Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« on: October 11, 2018, 11:33:06 AM »
A bit surprised as it is a reasonably good appointment. Pity really as I was looking forward to our game against the Cabbage Patch Dolls on the 7th, will be a little bit more competitive now....

I imagine Smith will go straight back to Brentford for Maupay.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Thoughts on the Season to date
« on: October 08, 2018, 09:25:36 AM »
Loving every second of it. I am not going to go into the pros and cons as I have every confidence in Darren. I give it 8 out of 10, and the dropped marks reflect our defence frailty and our sometimes indifferent midfield performances, but god what a difference to last year!!!!

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Last Match Forum - 06/10 Reading (H) / Re: After Match Debate
« on: October 06, 2018, 06:57:13 PM »
I thought he was very good today, particularly the 2nd half as mentioned. I thought Gibbs worked tirelessly and Hegazi seemed more composed as well. A strange game but very enjoyable.........a happy baggie tonight :)

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Last Match Forum - 03/10 Sheffield Wednesday (A) / Re: After Match Debate
« on: October 04, 2018, 08:38:23 AM »
If you lads can't see how the changes got us back into the game you're watching the wrong sport (or should just enjoy it for what it is as opposed to giving us the benefit of your 'insight')


We went 3421/343 with 4 pure footballers in the 4 central positions Barry Brunt Barnes and Hoolahan. Livermore was shifted out of the way to right wingback and Rodriguez substituted and while it fell down with HRK up front he at least provided fresh legs.


The changes allowed us to play more incisive football as it didn't break down through lack of ability in possession (JRod and Livermore) or lack of movement (Livermore).


I'd like us to use this more away from home with Gayle up front obviously and Phillips back in the team.


Oh and 2 assists for Brunty. Boing Boing.

Excellent assessment Jacko - spot on

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Darren Moore
« on: October 04, 2018, 07:55:59 AM »
1 defeat in 10 and some want him gone

 :-[

Unbelievable isn't it?

I notice that a few are saying that they are staying quiet on the forum due to the negativity, and I will admit that I have taken a step back. The in play thread makes me smile - there are a few contributors on there who just want to have a go, comments about 'hoof ball' and general negative observations are just a waste of electricity and time.... but some feel compelled to do this from the comfort of their armchair watching a dodgy and illegal stream........

Personally I love whats going on and what Darren has done for the club. Caught us all out with the triple sub last night, and regardless of your thoughts before that we did not look like scoring - after it we nicked a point so go figure. That's why Darren and Graham manage to the team and we all have jobs etc

I don't think that it will take a few keyboard warriors to tell them that our defence is bobbins, they already know.

Can't wait to go to the ground on Saturday.....COYB!!

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General Football & Sports / Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« on: October 03, 2018, 04:19:41 PM »
Bruce sacked!!

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Bakary Sako Signs: Official
« on: October 03, 2018, 09:27:32 AM »
I seriously worry about this forum some times.........

Anyway, onto Bakary, delighted we have got him, exactly the sort of play we knead......

 ;D

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Bakary Sako
« on: October 02, 2018, 01:56:34 PM »
Excellent - very happy with this signing.

Welcome to the club Bakary :)

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Bakary Sako
« on: October 02, 2018, 12:48:30 PM »
If this is a done deal then I would be quite happy with it.

No doubt it will attract a fair share of negative comments about players on loan and free agents etc. Is it just me or were we drooling over Graham Potter a few months ago, who basically build a winning side on loans and free agents.....the irony of it all.

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Last Match Forum - 29/09 Preston North End (A) / Re: In Game Chat
« on: September 29, 2018, 04:15:14 PM »
Get in there! Top of the league. Boing boing

Not now, dark arts are in the lead.......

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Last Match Forum - 29/09 Preston North End (A) / Re: In Game Chat
« on: September 29, 2018, 04:11:01 PM »
That will upset the Moore knockers.... ;D

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Darren Moore
« on: September 20, 2018, 01:54:50 PM »
Our defence seems to the only main issue at present [midfield needs stabalising a little] but we are attacking and scoring goals, something we were all asking for last season. I am confident that Darren & Co will sort it all out in time - if we can see it then I am sure they can too. The league doesnt lie and we are where we want to be, so it can't be all bad.

What does amuse me are the few who are already calling for his head. I read a comment recently after the 3rd or 4th game that simply said 'Thank you and goodnight'.....from someone who confirmed that they voted for Darren in the forum poll!

What were you expecting??????

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Harvey Barnes Joins Albion on Loan
« on: September 20, 2018, 01:43:07 PM »
There is absolutely zero chance of us signing Harvey Barnes;

1. We won't pay the big amount it would cost. £20m+ in my opinion if he carries on his form, plus he's just signed new contract.

2. I doubt Leicester would sell him unless we offered absolutely stupid amount, Leicester fans already are calling for him to be recalled as they rate him more than Gray

3. He's a Leicester fan who wants to play for Leicester so I can't see him wanting to give that up to join us at all.

Enjoy him while he is here.

I agree with this. However, I do think that if we were to be promoted at the end of the season the club would find the money. Points 2 and 3 are more likely to stand in the way, and also he will be firmly on the radar of the larger clubs, so as you say we have zero chance of getting him.

I just hope that the club are planning ahead of a life without Harvey Barnes, and identifying long term suitable replacements. However this is the Albion we are talking about......

Incidentally, I saw on the BBC yesterday that Brighton are lining up a certain Dan Ashworth to be their new D of F.......I am sure he could source Harveys successor.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Darren Moore
« on: September 17, 2018, 02:31:41 PM »
how much context is required for a statement saying our defending has improved dramatically?? I see no signs of our defending improving at all. I had hoped the reintroduction of Dawson would have made a significant difference by adding some organisational to the headless chicken party that Bartley and Hegazzi have every match day - thus far sadly no such luck. that added to using players at wing back who are simply not wing backs (Philips) - or out of depth (townsend) is a major cause for concern. As the fact that there is nothing in the squad that will enable us to change things much

I am not sure what Darren sees in Barkley, he looks like an accident waiting to happen to me. There can be no excuse for that handball, and he gets too physical at set pieces with the opposition which is going to cost us soon. My concern is that his 'clumsiness' is being transmitted to Hegazi and Dawson.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: September 17, 2018, 12:51:44 PM »
Oh for the days when we lined up 4-4-2 but the players had enough nous to sort "stuff" out on the pitch.  I can clearly remember John Wile re-organising us when necessary, Superbob used to martial the forward unit pretty well as I remember.

3-4-1-2 / 3-4-2-1  the basic should be "I'm in trouble here,help me" or I can win this on my own go and help someone else. Simplistic I know but surely still has its place.

Just being plain ridiculous here Albionic, how dare you suggest a form of responsibility and leadership on the pitch....... ;D

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Wes Hoolahan Signs on Short Term Deal
« on: September 17, 2018, 10:53:53 AM »
Lets be fair, after Friday nights indifferent display, we need something in midfield. Lets not judge him or the club before he has kicked a ball.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: September 14, 2018, 11:07:00 PM »
Perhaps, now is the time to change manager. he did well at the end of last season, but has been found wanting this season

Got to love these comedy comments.....

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: September 10, 2018, 11:25:21 AM »
A couple of my blue nose friends think we will batter them. I am not so sure but I think we will nick this 2-1

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General Football & Sports / Re: Anything Stoke
« on: September 06, 2018, 01:18:15 PM »
http://oatcakefanzine.proboards.com/thread/282334/mcclean-broken-arm

not sure if they are happy or not...

I don't think they are that bothered about James, more bothered about the fact that they have no wingers at all now.

They do make me smile - two weeks ago they were saying how awful James was, and before that absolutely slating Saddo [until he may have scored a goal :)], and many of the team selections posted by fans for our game included both up front!

They are seriously worried about a double drop......

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Harvey Barnes Joins Albion on Loan
« on: September 04, 2018, 11:07:29 AM »
Believe it or not he's not that highly rated by City ST holders I know , had games and not really shown enough at this point they tell me . Well behind others in the wide positions .  ::)

Yes, the lad is rubbish... tell you what, we will take him off your hands if we must.......:)

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Jenkins
« on: September 02, 2018, 03:17:42 PM »
We are a much better side than Cardiff.
But, they are in the Prem.
What has Jenkins brought/taken us down to?

Reality

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Nacer Chadli Joins Monaco
« on: August 30, 2018, 10:38:00 PM »
What a complete waste of space he was, the sort of mercenary this game doesn’t need....

Bye 😁

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: WBA - Nacer Chadli
« on: August 30, 2018, 05:49:29 PM »
I am just amazed he has passed the medical  :D

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: August 29, 2018, 03:05:13 PM »
Berahino will score.

McClean will either score or get sent off. Probably both.

Back to the days of the Stoke hoodoo.

Didnt we say that last year?

Fletcher will bag a hat trick too........ ;D

This is Stoke City we are playing, not Manchester City. They are in a bigger mess than us. If you don't believe it the just go onto the Oatcake site. Its pointless wetting ourselves over Saddo and McLean..........

Crouch is the danger man for me...

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