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Last Match Forum - 20/01 Everton (A) / Re: In Game Chat
« on: January 20, 2018, 04:49:18 PM »

This shows our lack of quality on the bench though. Squad is threadbare.

Makes you wonder how on Earth we've at the wage limit. How much are some of these players earning?

Last Match Forum - 20/01 Everton (A) / Re: In Game Chat
« on: January 20, 2018, 03:39:28 PM »
What's happened to us we are looking like a premiership team again

The magic a little bit of confidence can conjure up.

Last Match Forum - 20/01 Everton (A) / Re: In Game Chat
« on: January 20, 2018, 03:15:07 PM »
Being Albion it will doubtless all end in tears but this has been an excellent start. What a great goal.

Last Match Forum - 20/01 Everton (A) / Re: In Game Chat
« on: January 20, 2018, 03:12:26 PM »

Last Match Forum - 20/01 Everton (A) / Re: In Game Chat
« on: January 20, 2018, 03:06:16 PM »
Come on Albion!!!

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: The Three Degrees Statue
« on: January 18, 2018, 12:06:22 AM »
The statue absolutely should be outside the Hawthorns. I must admit it is of rather dubious aesthetic quality - perhaps we could build our own?

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Question I’ve always wondered
« on: January 18, 2018, 12:00:36 AM »
Why did we sell Cyrillie Regis??

He was 25 and a top striker...so why?

It seems just as bonkers now as it did then. He was still a top player and with Gary Thompson playing alongside him we had a good front line. He was a bit injury-prone though. I wasn't living in the country at the time so don't know in any detail but I believe he had fallen out with the club over how they had treated him when injured and (I think) over wages. Despite his relationship with the fans, I think he also just wanted a change and so when Coventry, a smaller club, made an offer he asked to leave. We should have pulled out all the stops to keep him and I doubt it would have taken much to do so but we called his bluff instead and he duly left. I know he went on to do well with Coventry and won a trophy but he later said that leaving the Albion was the one big regret in his career.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Rest in Peace Cyrille Regis.
« on: January 17, 2018, 08:57:50 AM »
Some of us still call it the rainbow stand

Does anyone remember the stand that came before it (I can't myself)? My Dad always moaned about them knocking it down.



He may have had a point...

And yes, I'd love to see the East Stand renamed in Cyrille's honour.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Rest in Peace Cyrille Regis.
« on: January 15, 2018, 10:51:27 AM »

There you are Halifax Baggie.

I may be mistaken but I think he was thinking of a goal he scored away at City in 78? I don't think there's any footage of it. Arguably the best of the lot was one he scored against Everton - I think? - in the same season. Sadly I don't think there is any footage of it either.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Rest in Peace Cyrille Regis.
« on: January 15, 2018, 09:57:12 AM »
Struggling not to cry at work. It's just so sad. He gave people so much joy, even in the darkest of times. When he burst on the scene my own world was collapsing around me, yet it was impossible to watch him and not feel joy. That is a very rare gift indeed. He was electrifying on the pitch and a gent off it.

RIP Cyrille and thank you.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Fortress Hawthorns - Bring the Noise
« on: January 12, 2018, 01:27:55 PM »
If there are clappers I hope we follow the Blues' example from when they tried it there.  ;D

Was going to go but I just cannot be arsed now. Sick to death with modern football!

Yes liverbaggie the two replays were both evening kickoffs.

The 80’s?? I certainly don’t recall playing Liverpool in the FA cup then. Maybe you means the 30’s.

I think he means the 68 QF. Attendance given as 53,052 on the Liverpool site, 43,503 on Albion Till We Die (would doubtless have been many more had the ground been bigger). The latter is the correct one as capacity was cut to below 50,000 when the Rainbow was built.

I do remember those matches fantastic atmospheres I was 16 years old they came across the radio as if I was there,I do remember chipper scoring for some reason,it was on the BBC anyone remember the station?
It must have been pretty special evening because it was raining and we were in my mates entry,in hockey listening,then after the game onto radio Luxembourg, those were great days.
Special for me as I played for Albion youth at the time,spring road and all.

Those were the days! The Hawthorns was a very special place to be back then. My Dad couldn't get tickets for the home game but took me and my brother to the two replays (our first non-local derby away games).The second replay was rather unfairly held at Maine Road but we took a very big following up there and thoroughly deserved to go through in the end. I believe there's footage on Youtube. They had done the double over us that season but in general we tended to do pretty well against Shank's Liverpool, a top side.

Going by recent history this will be £25 for adults, wolves took 8300...can we?

So did Plymouth. If it's at a decent time we should sell out. I will certainly be going. Boing Boing

Talk about a kick in the nads !!! Just shoot us now ! we mugged them in the league up there, we wont get away with it twice

Fully deserved our point. Hardly a mugging. Besides, we last played them in the cup 50 years ago and we all know what happened then... ;)

No Coutinho now and the arrogant Kraut might play a weakened team so you never know. If it's not on TV I hope we take the full allocation too.

Next Match Forum - 27/01 Liverpool (FA Cup 4 - A) / Re: FA cup Round 4
« on: January 08, 2018, 03:54:37 PM »
Just a thought its 50 years this year since we last won the FA cup.
Its about time we did it again,that would be the sixth time we had won it.
Pretty good for little old Albion,eh?

We weren't a little club back then though. If you'd said back then we wouldn't win the cup again for 50 years you'd have been laughed at.

I remember that one, 38000 at the old Highfield Road in midweek we were a bit attraction in them days weren't we?, and 36000 at our place in the replay, it was the same season we beat them 7-1 in the league as well.

Massive away following for the game at Highfield Road. Beat them 3-1 away at their place in the league as well. 16-4 on aggregate over the season!

General Football & Sports / Re: England Cricket Thread
« on: January 08, 2018, 07:25:30 AM »
Thank God it's now over. Embarrassing.

Next Match Forum - 27/01 Liverpool (FA Cup 4 - A) / Re: FA cup Round 4
« on: January 07, 2018, 11:29:59 PM »
Hey chipper,are you a baggie or not?
Not bothered if we go down?
What kind of supporter are you?

Think he was saying he'd prefer us to win the cup rather than survive. We should be aiming for both  ;)

General Football & Sports / Re: England Cricket Thread
« on: January 07, 2018, 11:01:29 PM »
Root in hospital due to severe dehydration. Crazy to play in those temperatures.

Next Match Forum - 27/01 Liverpool (FA Cup 4 - A) / Re: FA cup Round 4
« on: January 07, 2018, 02:20:14 AM »
Blues away would be good or Wolves, especially if they're daft enough to give us the South Bank again. Otherwise, Coventry or Notts County away.

General Football & Sports / Re: FA Cup 17/18
« on: January 06, 2018, 05:06:36 PM »
Stjoke were the upsets then! Sadly I think they'll be getting rid of Hughes soon before he does even more damage.

Yes, despite our best efforts to keep him in his job, I fear agent Hughes has finally been rumbled.

We aint Wolves  ;D


Didn't mean to use the angry smiley... As for the Dingles, they've done us a favour in forcing a replay.

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