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Title: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: KingKoren on August 29, 2017, 01:21:52 PM
 John Percy‏ @JPercyTelegraph

West Brom have agreed a £7m fee with Arsenal for Kieran Gibbs. Medical likely to be later today #wba #afc
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Floydy on August 29, 2017, 01:24:05 PM
West Brom have agreed a £7m fee with Arsenal for Kieran Gibbs. Medical likely to be later today #wba #afc

Tweeted by John Percy‏ from the Telegraph
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: skyclad99 on August 29, 2017, 01:25:28 PM
TP moves in mysterious ways..... if true then nice one!!
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: alex1 on August 29, 2017, 01:25:36 PM
Excellent news!
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: bry on August 29, 2017, 01:25:37 PM
John Percy‏ @JPercyTelegraph

West Brom have agreed a £7m fee with Arsenal for Kieran Gibbs. Medical likely to be later today #wba #afc
Oh yes please!
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: FallOutBoy on August 29, 2017, 01:26:04 PM
Pulis likes to play centre-halves at full back to keep the back line narrow. If he does play full backs, he only picks one at a time.

If Gibbs comes, Nyom will drop out.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: The Joust on August 29, 2017, 01:26:14 PM
Fantastic news
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Singhwba on August 29, 2017, 01:27:25 PM
Think he will be a good signing. He will not be as exposed at left back consindering our midfielders also track back.
Also read on twitter, pulis first pulled out of the deal was because of the fee not the character references. Moving in the right direction albion - bring it on!!
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: KingKoren on August 29, 2017, 01:28:00 PM
Was never really bothered about having a natural left back.

Gibbs is a decent player though and gives us a different option.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: ripryan1971 on August 29, 2017, 01:28:58 PM
I think we've only gone back in for him because other targets are failing and Arsenal have reduced the price.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Mister AT on August 29, 2017, 01:29:05 PM
John Percy‏ @JPercyTelegraph

West Brom have agreed a £7m fee with Arsenal for Kieran Gibbs. Medical likely to be later today #wba #afc

That would be a very good deal in today's market.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: baggiebof on August 29, 2017, 01:30:38 PM
Interesting this, rumours that Pulis didn't like Gibbs' character reference previously but the only direct quotes I have found are related to the original price quoted by Arsenal being too high.

I am surprised if his deal with Watford fell through because of personal terms that we are willing to match them but perhaps we have decided we can afford it with the seemingly low transfer fee of £7m.

Finally, FallOutBoy makes a good point re Pulis and centre halves at full back, will be interesting to see if Gibbs and Nyom do start together.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: MICKYMEL on August 29, 2017, 01:31:01 PM
Nyom playing well back at rb, Gibbs in at left back. If Evans stays he comes in (or his replacement) and then that leaves Dawson /mccauley and hegazi fighting for one spot???
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Doobuy on August 29, 2017, 01:31:10 PM
would this take us to four fully capped england players in the squad ?
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: skyclad99 on August 29, 2017, 01:31:59 PM
I think we've only gone back in for him because other targets are failing and Arsenal have reduced the price.

do we know this or is it a guess?
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Hull Baggie on August 29, 2017, 01:33:35 PM
Pulis likes to play centre-halves at full back to keep the back line narrow. If he does play full backs, he only picks one at a time.

If Gibbs comes, Nyom will drop out.

or Nyom will continue to play in his preferred position at right back. Brunt plays as a left back and Pulis plays both.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: KingKoren on August 29, 2017, 01:34:02 PM
I'm sure Nyom has played centre half on occasions so I'm sure they couldn't play in the same back line under Pulis. Nyom was great against Stoke so I don't see him being dropped yet.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: SirTonyPulis on August 29, 2017, 01:37:53 PM
Not a great signing. Would be better to spend that money on a striker. We already have many players that can fill in at left back
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 29, 2017, 01:38:15 PM
Nyom playing well back at rb, Gibbs in at left back. If Evans stays he comes in (or his replacement) and then that leaves Dawson /mccauley and hegazi fighting for one spot???


where does brunt get a start
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: ripryan1971 on August 29, 2017, 01:39:44 PM
He obviously wanted Wimmer to cover left back i think skyclad. As he said when in Hong Kong, we are out of this deal, but we expect a few in by the time we get back to the uk. The few didn't happen, and we've gone back in for Gibbs at a lower price.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Hull Baggie on August 29, 2017, 01:41:41 PM

where does brunt get a start

He doesn't. It will mean we have better quality options from the bench.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: skyclad99 on August 29, 2017, 01:46:21 PM
He obviously wanted Wimmer to cover left back i think skyclad. As he said when in Hong Kong, we are out of this deal, but we expect a few in by the time we get back to the uk. The few didn't happen, and we've gone back in for Gibbs at a lower price.

I see you logic there.... sounds about right.

You will see from my posts I was never a fan of Wimmer, so with Arsenal lowering their price and Sparky taking one for our team, its turned out nice again!!!
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Pie on August 29, 2017, 01:47:31 PM
Would be pretty happy about this. If we keep Evans then it means our defence is sorted and looking very strong.

Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: tommcneill on August 29, 2017, 01:49:33 PM
Dont really rate Gibbs personally.

Perhaps the change will do him good though?

If he joins he gets my full support either way
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: baggie38 on August 29, 2017, 01:52:16 PM
Wimmer for 18 to be converted into a LB? Or Gibbs a natural LB for 7 i know who i would choose.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: cornishbaggie on August 29, 2017, 01:52:29 PM
He doesn't. It will mean we have better quality options from the bench.

But no one delivers a deadball better than Brunt...
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 29, 2017, 01:56:15 PM
He doesn't. It will mean we have better quality options from the bench.

i am sure Jacko will find him a position in his pre match lineup
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: KingKoren on August 29, 2017, 01:59:12 PM
I'd play Brunt in goal just to have him available for set pieces  :P
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: halifax_baggie on August 29, 2017, 02:00:12 PM
i am sure Jacko will find him a position in his pre match lineup



Perhaps and then you will renew your season ticket ;D
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Legend on August 29, 2017, 02:02:34 PM
Brunt's set pieces aren't all that. When was the last free kick he scored? Phillips corners are better too.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Hull Baggie on August 29, 2017, 02:04:25 PM
But no one delivers a deadball better than Brunt...


Brunt's dead balls have been very inconsistent for a couple of seasons though, the majority I would say don't hit a target.  His deadballs on Sunday were very poor.

Phillips is pretty similar too but had a better assist record last season.

I appreciate what Brunt has done for the club but he is coming to the end of a very good career with us.

Gibbs is younger and has some pace and, crucially for me, he is a proper left back.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Hull Baggie on August 29, 2017, 02:06:28 PM
Gibbs has a good disciplinary record too 14 yellow and 1 red in 137 games, should be able to see out a season without a ban.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Nocky on August 29, 2017, 02:14:57 PM
Good value at the reported price, but doesn't really seem like a Pulis type of player....

Will be interesting to see how the signing pans out (if it happens).
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: DivinePast on August 29, 2017, 02:21:12 PM
Yea I won't mind having Brunt on the bench depending on the situation. Gibbs I don't think is know for his defense but he should be better than Brunt on that end.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Baggies on August 29, 2017, 02:25:00 PM
He has a good pedigree, and you never know, Pulis could drill him into becoming a better defensive full back.

Like Nyom, he has the pace to get himself out of trouble. Happy with this signing.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Fritzl Palace on August 29, 2017, 02:27:45 PM
Never particularly rated him, but would hope he proves me wrong if we did get him.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: swabey on August 29, 2017, 02:30:42 PM
Smacks of a panic buy. Definitely not a Pulis type player.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 29, 2017, 02:32:26 PM
Brunt's set pieces aren't all that. When was the last free kick he scored? Phillips corners are better too.


virtually every corner he took on sunday went past the far post so i tend to agree 
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: TheBrom on August 29, 2017, 02:33:45 PM
Hopefully will bolster the left hand side. I think it was pretty clear that most of our attacks stemmed from on the right with Nyom and Phillips against Stoke. This will hopefully balance us a bit more. Brunt for all his set piece quality isn't going to be bombing up and down like Nyom does and putting crosses into the box.

Smacks of a panic buy. Definitely not a Pulis type player.

I think we were probably waiting for other business to be done before we pursued it further. Maybe Wimmer going to Stoke meant that they didn't want Gibbs too? Maybe Watford are pursuing someone else? I think £7 million is pretty good business considering some of the fees we've seen. If anything we've lowered the price from what was initially reported, which could also be why we waited a bit longer.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 29, 2017, 02:34:12 PM



Perhaps and then you will renew your season ticket ;D


i am still happy with my decision. armchair/most awaydays . obviously politically i cant make a decision
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Ukar1 on August 29, 2017, 02:50:52 PM
Smacks of a panic buy. Definitely not a Pulis type player.

Panic buy..yeah right.. English international from a top club...I'd like more panic buys like this and not histerical comments based solely on anti TP agendas !
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on August 29, 2017, 03:00:49 PM

virtually every corner he took on sunday went past the far post so i tend to agree
yes, aiming at Barry who was there nearly every time... we did it with enough consistnacy to suggest that it was planned.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: baggie38 on August 29, 2017, 03:04:04 PM
Smacks of a panic buy. Definitely not a Pulis type player.

If Gibbs is a panic buy then more panic buys please
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: skyclad99 on August 29, 2017, 03:05:38 PM
If Gibbs is a panic buy then more panic buys please

It has all the hallmarks of being patient and getting an identified target.........
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: sie_davo on August 29, 2017, 03:06:44 PM
yes, aiming at Barry who was there nearly every time... we did it with enough consistnacy to suggest that it was planned.
MotD2 ran an interesting piece on this on Sunday night, showing how Stoke had three players at the front post to prevent the runs of Rondon and the centre-halves, forcing us to deliver to the back post time and again. (I get the feeling Fletcher may have had quite an input on that for them, the grass!)

As for Gibbs... £7Mil in today's market for an experienced Prem standard full back a decent signing for us I think.  Should benefit from a more defensive set up than Aresenal's.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: tucka9 on August 29, 2017, 03:07:11 PM
£5m up front rising to £7m is a cracking deal if you ask me!
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: bry on August 29, 2017, 03:08:06 PM
If Gibbs is a panic buy then more panic buys please
Sakho Mr Mainwaring! Someone will have to explain that one to the youngsters
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: baggie38 on August 29, 2017, 03:13:35 PM
£5m up front rising to £7m is a cracking deal if you ask me!

Deal of the window.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: VANDERLEI on August 29, 2017, 03:27:27 PM
If those figures are correct then it's a no brainer.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Doobuy on August 29, 2017, 03:36:43 PM
a first team including foster, gibbs, barry, livermore, j rod - all with senior england caps would be more than we have seen perhaps for 30 or more years.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: tambag on August 29, 2017, 03:38:46 PM
If those figures are correct then it's a no brainer.

I agree, especially when we were rumoured to have bid 10 million earlier in the window.

Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: kc56wba on August 29, 2017, 04:06:38 PM
Anyone heard this part which does concern me.

"And the report suggests Arsenal have now asked for Jonny Evans to be part of the deal".
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Albionic on August 29, 2017, 04:07:52 PM
Good business if the physios work their magic as usual.

I have to admit to being surprised at this one being landed though!

Welcome Keiron, hope you do as well as the last Keiron
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Mikkyk on August 29, 2017, 04:12:13 PM
At 5m, worth the punt.

Never massively produced at Arsenal but hopefully that is due to the Arsenal defender curse and TP can turn him good.

Happy with this signing I think.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Cleobury_WBA on August 29, 2017, 04:16:00 PM
Great signing and great price... if it comes off.

Barry & Gibbs at West Brom...

This transfer window wont be a 'Tragedy' after all  :D
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Albionic on August 29, 2017, 04:17:09 PM
Great signing and great price...

Barry & Gibbs at West Brom...

This transfer window wont be a 'Tragedy' after all  :D

Get yeah coat !
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: SirTonyM on August 29, 2017, 04:19:29 PM
Wenger "Gibbs is 13 mill"
Pulis "walking away, bad references"
Wenger "how about 5mill"
Pulis "lovely jubbly"

Great signing for 5 mill in today's climate. We may actually have a left back who's a real left back!!!!
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: tuamigos on August 29, 2017, 04:24:16 PM
Great signing and great price... if it comes off.

Barry & Gibbs at West Brom...

This transfer window wont be a 'Tragedy' after all  :D

It's only 'Words' and it might mean us 'Stayin Alive'
I suppose Tone said, 'If I can't have you I don't want nobody baby'
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: KYA on August 29, 2017, 04:41:39 PM
Wenger "Gibbs is 13 mill"
Pulis "walking away, bad references"
Wenger "how about 5mill"
Pulis "lovely jubbly"

Great signing for 5 mill in today's climate. We may actually have a left back who's a real left back!!!!
Did someone "Grease" Wengers palm.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: paulosull on August 29, 2017, 04:47:00 PM
Still need to agree personal terms
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: botters on August 29, 2017, 04:48:34 PM
Did someone "Grease" Wengers palm.

Saturday "Night Fever"'at the Hawthorns!
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Chipperfan on August 29, 2017, 04:51:04 PM
Still need to agree personal terms
.

I always find this odd. I'm sure you're right however I would have imagined that discussions with agents would ensure that both parties, buying club and player, are thinking of the same sort of deal ahead of bothering with medicals etc.

To do otherwise seems arse about face, but it does appear to be the norm.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 29, 2017, 05:14:57 PM
Give it 2 weeks he'll be in the bomb squad.


Brunt will slot into midfield in the interim.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Fritzl Palace on August 29, 2017, 05:16:46 PM
Give it 2 weeks he'll be in the bomb squad.


Brunt will slot into midfield in the interim.

Much as you love him, if he isn't at left back, he can't be in the team.

Though in saying that, I would likely select him ahead of Livermore, but I would select most over Livermore currently
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 29, 2017, 05:18:28 PM
Much as you love him, if he isn't at left back, he can't be in the team.

Though in saying that, I would likely select him ahead of Livermore, but I would select most over Livermore currently


Guaranteed starter left midfield if Gibbs turns out to be okay. Rodriguez up front.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: rajesh-wba on August 29, 2017, 05:19:30 PM
I'm not a massive fan of Gibbs to be honest. I don't think he'll thrive under Pulis at all. I'm actually very surprised he is being signed by Pulis. I hope Gibbs proves me wrong if he signs but I can see him in the "dungeon" within 6 months!
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Fritzl Palace on August 29, 2017, 05:23:50 PM

Guaranteed starter left midfield if Gibbs turns out to be okay. Rodriguez up front.

I think it will all be moot. Gibbs will be caught out of position once and will disappear from the first team squad quite quickly
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: skyclad99 on August 29, 2017, 05:33:05 PM
Just loving the optimism guys. He has not even agreed personal terms and he will bomb in two weeks???? ??? :o
Perhaps we should have gone for the completely untested Taylor for the same price, or paid the kings ransom to convert an Austrian from his normal position. How dare we buy an established premier league left back!!!
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: iwastherein68 on August 29, 2017, 05:35:40 PM

Guaranteed starter left midfield if Gibbs turns out to be okay. Rodriguez up front.
Brunt's Days are numbered Jacko, great servant, times up for him and Mozza.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Legend on August 29, 2017, 05:39:36 PM
No way does Brunt play as a winger, he's not quick enough. Pulis wants quick wingers.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: KYA on August 29, 2017, 05:43:58 PM
Just loving the optimism guys. He has not even agreed personal terms and he will bomb in two weeks???? ??? :o
Perhaps we should have gone for the completely untested Taylor for the same price, or paid the kings ransom to convert an Austrian from his normal position. How dare we buy an established premier league left back!!!
We could well have a great window when its wound up but some of our fans just love to moan, we could sign Messi and they would say he's to old,Pulis won't play him  ::). 
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: orville on August 29, 2017, 05:46:09 PM
We could well have a great window when its wound up but some of our fans just love to moan, we could sign Messi and they would say he's to old,Pulis won't play him  ::).


Yes saw this on twitter sounds about right  ;D

On Jonny Evans...
Fergie played him
Mourhino says he would have kept him
Pep & Wenger want him
Yet Craig from Leamington Spa says he's crap.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: botters on August 29, 2017, 06:07:37 PM
Brunt's Days are numbered Jacko, great servant, times up for him and Mozza.

No so sure that times up for Mozza I think he still as something to contribute to the team.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: ashdoy on August 29, 2017, 07:05:55 PM
Would be a cracking signing in my eyes. Just the type of player we should be chasing.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Adder on August 29, 2017, 07:13:58 PM
Have to say I just can't see Brunt being left out due to his delivery from set pieces. I've no idea what Gibbs is like in dead-ball situations but he would likely be the only naturally left footed player if Brunt was left out (assuming McLean not in the team).
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Scooby Doo on August 29, 2017, 07:22:59 PM
No way does Brunt play as a winger, he's not quick enough. Pulis wants quick wingers.

Gibbs?  :-X
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: lewisant on August 29, 2017, 07:38:12 PM
Have to say I just can't see Brunt being left out due to his delivery from set pieces. I've no idea what Gibbs is like in dead-ball situations but he would likely be the only naturally left footed player if Brunt was left out (assuming McLean not in the team).

Gareth Barry?
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Adder on August 29, 2017, 07:43:26 PM
Gareth Barry?
Fair call, didn't think of that one.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Scooby Doo on August 29, 2017, 07:45:54 PM
Matt Phillips deliveries will be fine.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Adder on August 29, 2017, 07:48:37 PM
Matt Phillips deliveries will be fine.
Yep he's fine but think we need a left footer also for variety.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 29, 2017, 09:40:11 PM
Echo the comments about the dungeon - when you look at the fullbacks used by Pulis in his tenure with us so far then Gibbs is a bolt out the blue. Has always appeared to me to be a full back who much preferred going forward than his defensive duties. Having said that, he has played for an Arsenal side whose attitude towards defending is pathetic so I don't wish to appear too critical.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Fritzl Palace on August 29, 2017, 09:50:45 PM
Have to say I just can't see Brunt being left out due to his delivery from set pieces. I've no idea what Gibbs is like in dead-ball situations but he would likely be the only naturally left footed player if Brunt was left out (assuming McLean not in the team).

Gibbs can't cross so no chance of him taking the set pieces.

Brunt's on Sunday were awful, mind you
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: alex1 on August 29, 2017, 09:59:47 PM
Gibbs can't cross so no chance of him taking the set pieces.

Brunt's on Sunday were awful, mind you
Doesn't sound good. What use is a full back overlapping down the flank, but unable to cross? Mind you, that was the one part of his game that Dawson needed to improve on, but it looks like moving to the centre he won't need to.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Adder on August 29, 2017, 10:02:45 PM
Don't forget Arsenal don't like crosses much...it's a bit basic for their style.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Standaman on August 29, 2017, 10:35:16 PM
Delighted that we might be signing a Left Back but truly surprised that it's Gibbs. At £7m a relative bargain but still can't escape the nagging feeling that he isn't a Pulis type defender.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Dan on August 29, 2017, 11:54:40 PM
https://twitter.com/johncrossmirror/status/902663310855856128?s=09

Signed. Top signing for that amount. England international for 7m is an absolute bargain.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: 65baggie on August 29, 2017, 11:59:58 PM
Good addition and with something to prove
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: kie the baggie on August 30, 2017, 12:46:29 AM
WE HAVE A LEFTBACK!!!!!!
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: vrabbit on August 30, 2017, 01:00:49 AM
WE HAVE A LEFTBACK!!!!!!

I still don't believe it
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: albionden on August 30, 2017, 01:15:19 AM
WE HAVE A LEFTBACK!!!!!!

I wonder if Brunty will be relieved, that he wont have to get back to left back position after taking corners when teams are on the counter attack
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: DivinePast on August 30, 2017, 02:28:47 AM
Well Gibbs might be looking at Evans as an example of a guy who took a step down but in a couple of years was able to go back to a top 6 side.

Either way I hope Gibbs becomes a solid LB with something to prove. Guess Dawson is a permanent CB now?
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: geoff on August 30, 2017, 06:45:40 AM
Well Gibbs might be looking at Evans as an example of a guy who took a step down but in a couple of years was able to go back to a top 6 side.

Either way I hope Gibbs becomes a solid LB with something to prove. Guess Dawson is a permanent CB now?

Spot on mukka, have said it in another post that we can become a stepping stone club (nursery} back or to a top 6 club while at the same time making us stronger in the long run.
I think Daws has more than earned his opportunity to play CH 
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: The Joust on August 30, 2017, 07:00:26 AM
I wonder if Brunty will be relieved, that he wont have to get back to left back position after taking corners when teams are on the counter attack

Well this means he's back on the bench...
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Standaman on August 30, 2017, 07:05:23 AM
Spot on mukka, have said it in another post that we can become a stepping stone club (nursery} back or to a top 6 club while at the same time making us stronger in the long run.
I think Daws has more than earned his opportunity to play CH

Sorry but I don't think that is realistic. It has taken Evans 2 seasons to make that transition (if it happens) and by then Gibbs will be pushing 30 the top 6 generally don't hire 30 year old full backs, we are his level now. Generally Evans will be one of the rare exceptions to the rule when a player steps down a level certainly once they have reached their mid 20's they don't get a second bite of the Champions League level cherry.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: geoff on August 30, 2017, 07:57:21 AM
Sorry but I don't think that is realistic. It has taken Evans 2 seasons to make that transition (if it happens) and by then Gibbs will be pushing 30 the top 6 generally don't hire 30 year old full backs, we are his level now. Generally Evans will be one of the rare exceptions to the rule when a player steps down a level certainly once they have reached their mid 20's they don't get a second bite of the Champions League level cherry.

you could well be right about Kieran but it depends on the individual i mean some consider 30 as someone being in there prime not me i think 65 is. ;) :D
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Mister AT on August 30, 2017, 08:26:45 AM
Looks done.

Kieran Gibbs has completed his £7m move from #afc to #wba and signed a 4-year contract. Watford's failure to agree personal terms cost them.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: wbawill on August 30, 2017, 08:37:44 AM
Looks done.

Kieran Gibbs has completed his £7m move from #afc to #wba and signed a 4-year contract. Watford's failure to agree personal terms cost them.

Curious to hear what his wages are. I heard reports that the reason Watford couldn't get it over the line is that Gibbs was asking for £80k a week, £20k more than he's on at Arsenal.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: wbarenno on August 30, 2017, 08:39:31 AM
Looks done.

Kieran Gibbs has completed his £7m move from #afc to #wba and signed a 4-year contract. Watford's failure to agree personal terms cost them.

It's not done till we see him with a shirt you know the rules with Albion :-)
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: kc56wba on August 30, 2017, 08:47:27 AM
Just seen this on facebook. 


According to sky sports Gibbs deal has not finished yet the contract & personal terms have not been finalized just what happened at Watford.

Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: cads_ap_albion on August 30, 2017, 08:51:55 AM
Gibbs is not worth £80k pw. Do footballers pluck these figures out of the air. I would rather a striker on £80k+ pw.

Only our top players should be on that - Evans imho.

What has Gibbs done in the last season to merit it?
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: A5HB on August 30, 2017, 08:55:54 AM
Just seen this on facebook. 


According to sky sports Gibbs deal has not finished yet the contract & personal terms have not been finalized just what happened at Watford.
John Cross at the Mirror and James Olley for the Evening Standard have said it's pretty much done and Rob Dorsett for Sky has just tweeted that it's all but done, just a couple of minor contractual things to sort out.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: charlebaggie on August 30, 2017, 09:01:57 AM
4 year deal done
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: kc56wba on August 30, 2017, 09:04:47 AM
Nothing on clubs official web site as yet.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: MarkW on August 30, 2017, 09:07:15 AM
Nothing on clubs official web site as yet.

The media team have probably only just finished their danish pastries and sat down at their desks...
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: charlebaggie on August 30, 2017, 09:11:39 AM
All over the London Standard
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: don1thedon on August 30, 2017, 09:11:52 AM
The media team have probably only just finished their danish pastries and sat down at their desks...
In fairness, they did a pretty good announcement for Oliver lets see if they can do something good for Kieran?
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: wbawill on August 30, 2017, 09:13:31 AM
The media team have probably only just finished their danish pastries and sat down at their desks...

Danish pastries?! Further proof that TP is softening in his views; previously he only allowed them to have crumpets and Cornish pasties  ;D
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: geoff on August 30, 2017, 09:15:42 AM
(http://Gibbs is not worth £80k pw). Do footballers pluck these figures out of the air. I would rather a striker on £80k+ pw.

Only our top players should be on that - Evans imho.

What has Gibbs done in the last season to merit it?

We offered £10 million then pay £7 the £3 million differance just goes towards his wages i would think.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Galahad on August 30, 2017, 09:16:20 AM
https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/kieran-gibbs-completes-7m-move-from-arsenal-to-west-brom-a3622521.html
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: PsalmXXIII on August 30, 2017, 09:30:12 AM
We offered £10 million then pay £7 the £3 million differance just goes towards his wages i would think.

Probably. Thats what Billy Jones did by running down his contracts - became a free agent then had a pick of teams he could play for that could offer higher wages to bring him in.

This is good evidence that a) doing business earlier in the window isn't always best. b) 'just pay the money Albion, stop faffing' now holds no water. We've just halved his price by waiting 3-4 weeks.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: boinging_along on August 30, 2017, 09:31:44 AM
Probably. Thats what Billy Jones did by running down his contracts - became a free agent then had a pick of teams he could play for that could offer higher wages to bring him in.

This is good evidence that a) doing business earlier in the window isn't always best. b) 'just pay the money Albion, stop faffing' now holds no water. We've just halved his price by waiting 3-4 weeks.

True, but at the risk that someone else might have stepped in.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Baggie-Mania on August 30, 2017, 09:37:01 AM
Danish pastries?! Further proof that TP is softening in his views; previously he only allowed them to have crumpets and Cornish pasties  ;D

Hey now ! Dont knock a good danish.
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Smethwickender93 on August 30, 2017, 09:41:16 AM
In todays market we have got an absolute bargain for 7 million. You look at some of the unproven players in the championship being quoted over 10 million.

A good chance now for Gibbs to show what he can do playing regular football and be pushing for an England call up. At the moment he is 25/1 to be in the WC Squad next year.

Finally some pace at left back! Gibbs and Burke on the left could be a left handful  ;)
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 30, 2017, 09:42:30 AM
All over the London Standard


like a rash
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Mikkyk on August 30, 2017, 10:20:14 AM
The longer this goes on without the O/S announcing Gibbs, the more I am hopeful that they are holding off to see if they can get Krychowiak and announce both at the same time
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: cads_ap_albion on August 30, 2017, 11:22:19 AM
“I like Keiran,” said Francis. “He would be a good asset to us if that’s all done and dusted.

“He’s got a lot of experience at the highest level with Arsenal and in European football. He’s very good going forward, I think we’ll work hard with him and turn him into a better player defensively.”

Quote from a Gerry Francis interview - the last bit made me laugh. Does Gibbs know what is coming...


Read more at https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/football/west-bromwich-albion/2017/08/30/west-brom-swoop-for-psg-midfielder-grzegorz-krychowiak-as-kieran-gibbs-deal-nears-completion/#PuUiU5AkfFMJ6JvP.99
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Albion79 on August 30, 2017, 11:35:29 AM
Reckon this is done, Albion twitter thing just put a teaser out with a photo of 4 of our left backs - Clement, Statham, Williams and Millard

then say - would you like to see another photo?
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Pie on August 30, 2017, 11:36:27 AM
seems its confirmed.

Albion twitter account teasing us with pictures of previous Left Backs and asking if we want to see another picture.#

https://twitter.com/WBA/status/902841019355582464
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: MarkW on August 30, 2017, 11:48:20 AM
https://twitter.com/WBA/status/902844664163782656
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: TLMS on August 30, 2017, 11:50:10 AM
BBC are reporting it as a fee of "around £5 million".
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: Fritzl Palace on August 30, 2017, 11:50:40 AM
Welcome to the club. Here's hoping he can end the Pulis left back perceived hoodoo
Title: Re: Kieran Gibbs
Post by: Doobuy on August 30, 2017, 11:51:17 AM
would this take us to four fully capped england players in the squad ?

Foster
Barry
Gibbs
Livermore
Jay Rod
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: baggie38 on August 30, 2017, 11:51:34 AM
Amazing signing. 5 million rising to 7 for a top English LB in this market is simply sensational business.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: Hull Baggie on August 30, 2017, 11:51:40 AM
on O/S now
https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2017/august/gibbs-joins-albion/
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: wbadazza on August 30, 2017, 11:52:22 AM
Brilliant....deal done, photo seen....welcome Kieran.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: orville on August 30, 2017, 11:53:47 AM
Welcome to the Baggies Kieran. We have a Left back !!!!!! :o
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: DaveWBA on August 30, 2017, 11:55:06 AM
International experience
200 games for Arsenal
Three FA Cups
Still only 27
£7m!

Maybe now the pay the money brigade will learn their lesson. Brilliant value.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: Savvas78 on August 30, 2017, 11:56:00 AM
He's a "left....back"?......What's a left-back?

Delighted with this signing, an excellent bit o' business!

Welcome Kieran, and good luck!!
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: ashdoy on August 30, 2017, 11:57:45 AM
Brilliant signing. Top class work by Albion.

Welcome to the Albion Kieran!
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: koren on August 30, 2017, 11:57:48 AM
Welcome Kieran. :)
Think he is an average player when I watched he played for arsenal.
Finally Pulis has a real left back lol
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: wbadazza on August 30, 2017, 12:01:41 PM
Welcome Kieran. :)
Think he is an average player when I watched he played for arsenal.
Finally Pulis has a real left back lol

I don't think you can call thus lad average....Arsenal and England, that's better than average. He's the best left back we have had for many many years.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 30, 2017, 12:03:28 PM
Welcome Kieran. now go get your england place back
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: Mister AT on August 30, 2017, 12:05:39 PM
Brilliant signing, to think we moaned at us not paying 5/7million on Charlie Taylor and we have ended up with Gibbs. Great bit of business from everyone at the club.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: BaggieBirdRus on August 30, 2017, 12:06:44 PM
Fantastic signing adding much needed left back! Means Brunt can now be utilised more in midfield where he's better
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: wbadazza on August 30, 2017, 12:08:25 PM
He's also been used to winning, top 4 and FA Cups. Hopefully he'll bring that mentality with him.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: Hull Baggie on August 30, 2017, 12:10:21 PM
Fantastic signing adding much needed left back! Means Brunt can now be utilised more in midfield where he's better
be even better if he starts on the bench. He hasn't got the pace to play out wide and I can't see him being used as a DM.

Back to Gibbs;
Not getting Charlie Taylor for similar money is looking like a good deal after all.

Looking forward to seeing how we line up defensively at Brighton. I have reluctantly consigned myself to us losing Evans but I do think we will get a replacement in, probably Sakho.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: mank baggie on August 30, 2017, 12:11:49 PM
It's turned out nice again
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: lewisant on August 30, 2017, 12:13:30 PM
We've got a left back and what's more Pulis signed him so gotta be more inclined to play him! Happy days
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: Legend on August 30, 2017, 12:15:54 PM
Good signing, happy with this. I like the idea of Gibbs and Nyom as our full backs, I hope TP does too.  :P
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: lewisant on August 30, 2017, 12:17:47 PM
Good signing, happy with this. I like the idea of Gibbs and Nyom as our full backs, I hope TP does too.  :P

Evans or new signing to centre back, Dawson to right back. I would bet my house on it
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: don1thedon on August 30, 2017, 12:39:34 PM
Welcome to the beautiful Baggies Kieran Gibbs! COYB
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: AlbionBest on August 30, 2017, 12:46:10 PM
Potentially excellent signing and just what we need to balance the team s little.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: Wigmore on August 30, 2017, 12:48:22 PM
Evans or new signing to centre back, Dawson to right back. I would bet my house on it

What has this comment to do with KG signing? Why the implied criticism, when the club have just signed a proper LB, for a realistic price, with an impressive CV??
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: kris_boing on August 30, 2017, 12:52:45 PM
Very pleased with this.  Good premier league player with bags of experience including champions league.  I think he would benefit playing for Pulis. (cant believe I said that)
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: Albionic on August 30, 2017, 12:53:18 PM
What has this comment to do with KG signing? Why the implied criticism, when the club have just signed a proper LB, for a realistic price, with an impressive CV??
I had to re-read this too, I think, He is actually saying that Nyom will be dropped in favour of Dawson going back to right back, which supposes that JE plus GMac or Hegazi will be C-H's
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: tommcneill on August 30, 2017, 01:21:58 PM
Good signing for us

Not his greatest fan but he welcome to the club either way
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: TheBrom on August 30, 2017, 02:41:25 PM
Very good signing at a very good price by all accounts. We'll done Albion for waiting and getting the better deal
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: stoxman on August 30, 2017, 03:28:30 PM
At risk of being accused of moaning, I must confess that I've never really been impressed by Gibbs when I've seen him.  He looks pacey and athletic but his final ball is pretty poor and he positioning and tackling is only ok.    I don't follow Arsenal closely and this is only my recollections from watching them on MOTD and Champions League.   I'm sure our coaching team have done a lot more due diligence than that!

It's hard to feel a bit down after signing a full England regular international with CL experience but I've just got a nagging doubt that he might not be as great as his billing.  On the other hand, if there's a defender somewhere in Gibbs, Pulis is the man to make the very most of it!

Welcome to the club.

 
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: gerry m on August 30, 2017, 03:45:01 PM
Welcome to the Albion Kieran and good luck :D
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: skyclad99 on August 30, 2017, 03:50:08 PM
Tony seems to have a plan and Kieran is clearly part of it.

Given all the phaffing about we have had with Taylor/Wimmer etc, its nice to get a ready made England International LB into the team.

Welocme Kieran! Looking forward to seeing you play.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: Albionic on August 30, 2017, 03:55:11 PM
Welcome Kieron, hope you enjoy a great career here, you have an opportunity to be a real fans favorite as we have not seen a "quality" left back since Derek Statham and that is a long, long time ago.

Good luck mate. (BTW when we kicking towards the brummy (the home end), you may need some ear defenders!)
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: Scooby Doo on August 30, 2017, 04:23:05 PM
Is a quality addition who has had some incredibly bad luck with injuries which have been the only reason he hasn't established himself as Arsenal first choice LB and potentially England's. Interesting regarding the comment regarding his final ball, how many left backs can say they've notched up a hat trick assists in a Champions League game? Only thing that concerns me is his injury record, but he's a player of great quality.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: orville on August 30, 2017, 04:33:31 PM
A left back and wearing the No3 shirt been waiting a long time to see that  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 30, 2017, 04:37:39 PM
Durham on Talksport talking this signing and west brom after 6
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: smosher34 on August 30, 2017, 04:43:46 PM
This is more like it young players who could be worth alot more in a few years 😊 well happy
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: geoff on August 30, 2017, 04:48:53 PM
Welcome to the Albion Kieran, Happy Days
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: MarkW on August 30, 2017, 05:13:11 PM
This is more like it young players who could be worth alot more in a few years 😊 well happy

He's 27! Not that young!
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: vrabbit on August 30, 2017, 05:18:37 PM
overjoyed with this signing and hopeful he'll be a regular in the XI sooner than later, although I hope TP still find a way to keep Brunty on the field. His crosses and ability on dead balls is too valuable.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: wardy65 on August 30, 2017, 06:05:07 PM
Welcome to this great club Kieran!

Amazing bit of business by the Albion, very good player imo.

I do agree that Brunty will still play a big part for us though, as we score so many goals from set pieces & he takes most of them. Pulis & Megson aren't stupid & know the stats on Brunts assist record.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: Pulisisabaggie on August 30, 2017, 06:11:31 PM
Another good signing we need 4 more quality signings COYB.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: Bigrob80 on August 30, 2017, 06:52:47 PM
Welcome Kieron hope you get on well! Boing boing
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: graka on August 30, 2017, 09:14:47 PM
Another good signing at the right price and I'm sure tone will teach you how to defend properly
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: Adder on August 30, 2017, 09:17:32 PM
13 years of Wenger - Pulis might be a culture shock but also might be exactly what he needs.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 30, 2017, 09:25:05 PM
I can't be the only one who doesnt think we'll see much of Gibbs this side of Christmas?


 :-[
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: DaveWBA on August 30, 2017, 09:26:28 PM
I can't be the only one who doesnt think we'll see much of Gibbs this side of Christmas?


 :-[

The ominous line of being able to work on the defensive side of his game in Pulis' interview gave that away.

I'd also be surprised to see Pulis throw more than two new signings into the team for Brighton.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: KingKoren on August 30, 2017, 09:30:30 PM
He doesn't seem the Pulis type but you never know.

I feel it would more likely he'd play in a back 5 then a 4 but who knows. He certainly has quality and far stranger things have happened. Can't pretend I'm convinced it'll work out.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: alex1 on August 30, 2017, 10:59:26 PM
I'm very encouraged by the fact he has quality on the ball going forward. I'll say it again, it is daft putting a classic central defender at full back as it is unnatural for them to overlap forward with the ball. Just hope his final crosses are decent. I'm sure Pulis will see to it that he is well coached on the defensive side of his game.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: Baggie79 on August 30, 2017, 11:13:54 PM
I think his only issue has been that he is not brilliant defensively but apart from that he is very very good. When Pulis, Mego and Co are finished with him he could be a real player.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: Standaman on August 31, 2017, 07:09:43 AM
Sorry this is bizarre. We have just signed a 27 year old full back who has over 200 appearances for Arsenal many of which were in the Champions League and he pretty much admits that he can't defend and is talking in a manner that would be more appropriate for a 20 year old loanee than an established pro.

 Now some might call that refreshing humility but I don't think it is particularly auspicious. At 27 he is nearing the veteran stage of his career as a full back and to think Pulis/Megson will teach him to defend at this point of time is a touch optimistic.   Either we won't start him or we will and he will be dropped when he has his first defensive nightmare probably after we play City in the league cup.

I want to be wrong I really do but this doesn't feel right. 
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: bry on August 31, 2017, 08:09:55 AM
Sorry this is bizarre. We have just signed a 27 year old full back who has over 200 appearances for Arsenal many of which were in the Champions League and he pretty much admits that he can't defend and is talking in a manner that would be more appropriate for a 20 year old loanee than an established pro.

 Now some might call that refreshing humility but I don't think it is particularly auspicious. At 27 he is nearing the veteran stage of his career as a full back and to think Pulis/Megson will teach him to defend at this point of time is a touch optimistic.   Either we won't start him or we will and he will be dropped when he has his first defensive nightmare probably after we play City in the league cup.

I want to be wrong I really do but this doesn't feel right.
I'm sorry I can't agree with you analysis. Where I do agree is that it is bizare. Where does he admit he can't defend? If he played many of the 200 appearances for Arsenal in the Champions League if he couldn't defend how did he play so many? And by this logic Hegazi is now finished at the club.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: paulosull on September 02, 2017, 12:21:07 AM
Being crying out for recognised left back for years and I'm delighted to get Gibbs. He can defend and he's got pace which should come in handy when counter attacking, like a lot of gooners players he's lost his way a little bit in last few years
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: vrabbit on September 12, 2017, 03:39:43 PM
there's no other true LB on the roster that can do what Gibbs did on the only goal against Brighton, one-timing a through pass from Krychowiak to put in a perfect cross into the box. Start him at LB with Brunt also on his side to aid defensively.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: caravanc58 on September 12, 2017, 06:29:19 PM
so we only paid £5m for him. unbelievable figure in todays market for someone of his quality and experience.

http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/901664140?-11200:789:0
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: Adder on September 12, 2017, 07:05:36 PM
Yes it was a bit of a strange saga. Pulis saying that he spoke to Steve Bould and Gerry Peyton (GK coach) before signing him.....not sure where the story of dodgy character references came from.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: barnestormer on September 12, 2017, 07:57:20 PM
so we only paid £5m for him. unbelievable figure in todays market for someone of his quality and experience.

http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/901664140?-11200:789:0
Will be if Pulis plays him as he's already making noises and excuses saying he isn't up to scratch fitness wise or drilled enough yet,then that 5M will be another chunk of wasted money again ala macnananan
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: Adder on September 12, 2017, 09:32:17 PM
Will be if Pulis plays him as he's already making noises and excuses saying he isn't up to scratch fitness wise or drilled enough yet,then that 5M will be another chunk of wasted money again ala macnananan
Think Pulis is making observations based on what he and the fitness dept. see. Our record regarding player fitness and injury levels would be way way  better than Arsenal's. 
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: DivinePast on September 12, 2017, 09:33:54 PM
Yes it was a bit of a strange saga. Pulis saying that he spoke to Steve Bould and Gerry Peyton (GK coach) before signing him.....not sure where the story of dodgy character references came from.

Maybe 13M they didn't feel it was worth the risk but at 5M they did?
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: Adder on September 12, 2017, 09:36:11 PM
Maybe 13M they didn't feel it was worth the risk but at 5M they did?
Could be something like that yes
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: B_H_Baggie on September 13, 2017, 07:56:25 AM
Think Pulis is making observations based on what he and the fitness dept. see. Our record regarding player fitness and injury levels would be way way  better than Arsenal's. 

From the comments I read I took it to mean they wanted him to add some muscle to his body to help him avoid the kind of injuries his career has been plagued with so I've no issues with that. Seems clear that Arsenal have issues when it comes to keeping certain players fit and that has to come down to their medical department and/or training methods.

When it comes to coaching it will take a while for him to adapt to the way Pulis will want him to play, lets be honest he's not done a lot of work defensively for Arsenal over the years so that's a massive part of his game that will need improving.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: Standaman on September 14, 2017, 12:05:01 AM
I am really not sure about this I know we got him for a bargain price but a bargain isn't a bargain if the player does what you want him to do.

We are talking about a 27 year old with over 200 plus first team appearances who needs to bulk up defend better and adapt to the way Pulis wants him to play (shouldn't be too difficult just don't venture past the halfway line make sure you tuck in tight the the nearest Centre Half) wouldn't it be simpler just to buy a player Pulis actually wanted. If rumours about Wimmer as a converted left back had any basis in fact you have to think Pulis would have been a hell of a lot happier with that option.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: NathWBA on September 14, 2017, 07:50:28 AM
I am really not sure about this I know we got him for a bargain price but a bargain isn't a bargain if the player does what you want him to do.

We are talking about a 27 year old with over 200 plus first team appearances who needs to bulk up defend better and adapt to the way Pulis wants him to play (shouldn't be too difficult just don't venture past the halfway line make sure you tuck in tight the the nearest Centre Half) wouldn't it be simpler just to buy a player Pulis actually wanted. If rumours about Wimmer as a converted left back had any basis in fact you have to think Pulis would have been a hell of a lot happier with that option.
Wimmer didn't want to come here and play left back so it wasn't an option at all.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: Standaman on September 14, 2017, 04:34:54 PM
Wimmer didn't want to come here and play left back so it wasn't an option at all.

If rumour is true but it does show the mindset of the coach and Wimmer & Gibbs are about as different as you can get.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: barnestormer on September 17, 2017, 11:18:55 PM
thought he stood out yesterday amongst the dross,great to have a proper l/b,if only TP would play a proper r/b
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: TheBrom on September 18, 2017, 02:16:37 AM
Think he's been great since signing. Nice to have a proper left back and a good one at that
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: Fritzl Palace on September 18, 2017, 09:28:09 AM
Looked promising. Doesn't offer much by way of a final ball which I knew from watching him for a number of years, but looked good defensively and was at least willing to run with the ball and commit defenders. Will be a good addition I think.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: The Joust on September 18, 2017, 12:38:40 PM
Great to see a proper left back Saturday. Played well the lad.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: lewisant on September 21, 2017, 07:54:42 AM
I really enjoyed watching a proper left back last night. He got up and down the flank well and looked good defensively. Put in good balls from crosses and corners.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: Albionic on September 26, 2017, 11:55:13 AM
Played well against Arse, MOM for us in my opinion.
Hope we can keep him fit, looking a real asset at the moment, well done son.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: WBAinDEVON on September 26, 2017, 11:57:17 AM
Played well against Arse, MOM for us in my opinion.
Hope we can keep him fit, looking a real asset at the moment, well done son.

deffinitely my man of the match
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: baggie82 on September 26, 2017, 12:31:33 PM
He played alright during open play BUT his set piece delivery was very poor (surprised he was the nominated taker), he wasted the two corners we won and a couple of free kicks in promising positions. The balls in either failed to beat the first man or were too high and slow to the back post. Given how important set pieces are to our set-up we badly miss Brunt not being on the pitch to take them or at least Phillips.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: Albionic on September 26, 2017, 12:34:32 PM
He played alright during open play BUT his set piece delivery was very poor (surprised he was the nominated taker), he wasted the two corners we won and a couple of free kicks in promising positions. The balls in either failed to beat the first man or were too high and slow to the back post. Given how important set pieces are to our set-up we badly miss Brunt not being on the pitch to take them or at least Phillips.

Hard to argue with that. You're right that as CB is likely to get less game time this season, we do need a.n.other to create the chances on set pieces.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: barnestormer on September 30, 2017, 07:43:10 PM
Stand out player again for us today, proving to be an excellent signing
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: albion59 on September 30, 2017, 08:03:17 PM
Stand out player again for us today, proving to be an excellent signing
Have to agree class act.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: WBAinDEVON on September 30, 2017, 08:05:35 PM
Our best footballer
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: caravanc58 on September 30, 2017, 08:08:47 PM
you can see his quality on the ball, that's the pedigree from playing for a team who play football and encourage passing.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: geoff on September 30, 2017, 08:13:57 PM
Good game today & his link up play was good too
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: Nice1Cyrille on September 30, 2017, 10:20:44 PM
Easily our best defender at this time. We have a left back who can play, can't remember when I last said that.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: stubba on September 30, 2017, 11:42:49 PM
Not since Derek Statham
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: swad35 on September 30, 2017, 11:48:06 PM
Good game and quality player, good attacking threat but pleased to see he can defend aswell. For the price we got him absolute bargain.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: liverbaggie on October 01, 2017, 01:26:43 PM
Hey swad I completely agree with you about Gibbs,he is a class act and has settled in very quickly, I think our squad will see this and step up their game also.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: alex1 on October 02, 2017, 01:01:47 AM
Really pleased with what I've seen so far. He actually gives us an extra attacking option, and blimey, do we need one under this Pulis set up. Alot of old school think that as a full back all you need to do is win the ball and pump it forward. But look at all the top clubs and they have full backs that get forward and cause an extra attacking option to get a cross in.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: vrabbit on October 02, 2017, 04:03:57 PM
has been consistently outstanding for us, we didn't just finally get a proper left back, we got a really good one.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: skyclad99 on October 02, 2017, 04:36:37 PM
I have been impressed with him since he joined. Though he was a close call for our MOTM on Saturday.... as dire as the showing was, there was very little wrong with his performance.

An absolute bargain for the price.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: stoxman on October 05, 2017, 12:24:12 PM
So far so good.  I'm still nervous that after 6 months of "improvement" under Pulis he will be a shadow of his initial showing.   I remember feeling excited by Livermore, Nyom, Rondon during their first few games and then they got worse, not better.....
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: seteefeet on October 05, 2017, 02:09:11 PM
So far so good.  I'm still nervous that after 6 months of "improvement" under Pulis he will be a shadow of his initial showing.   I remember feeling excited by Livermore, Nyom, Rondon during their first few games and then they got worse, not better.....
That's a fair point, has anyone really improved as a player under his stewardship?
Think he is so focused on the shape and defensive discipline, individuals get swallowed up and rarely shine.
Saft as it sounds, this is exactly what England could do with, someone to bring them together as a disciplined unit, rather than 11(over-rated) individuals.
Pulis for England!!
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: Adder on October 05, 2017, 06:18:25 PM
It's a vey common thing with players at new clubs - the change of scene and bit of spotlight on them tends to bring out some good performances early on, which can flatter to deceive a bit.  It's not unique to our club.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: koren on April 01, 2018, 05:30:55 AM
Yesterday he was very lazy in both attack and defense, deserved to be taken off at half time.
Look like that he didn't care about the team.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: HampshireBaggie on April 01, 2018, 05:50:06 AM
Sell him in the summer and sign a replacement, but i'd rather promote Kane Wilson than have this lazy sod starting for us.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: Albion79 on April 01, 2018, 02:01:44 PM
I think Gibbs started okay but has gradually got worse as the season has gone on, i think Pulis said when we signed him we were going to work on him defensively, no coincidence since Pulis left, Gibbs has got worse.
Title: Re: Official: Kieran Gibbs signs
Post by: baggie82 on April 01, 2018, 04:56:17 PM
I think Gibbs started okay but has gradually got worse as the season has gone on, i think Pulis said when we signed him we were going to work on him defensively, no coincidence since Pulis left, Gibbs has got worse.

Gibbs was woeful at Arsenal and he's been shocking for Albion. He can't head it, he has no defensive ability, no strength or bottle. He also has no desire or will to play for the club, not surprising when he was on the easy train as an Arsenal reserve. Shocking signing that I whole heartedly opposed. Some of the comments from earlier in the season above calling him outstanding are laughable. Fingers crossed we can con another premiership team to take him in the summer as I imagine he's on a hefty wage.