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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Official: Jonny Evans joins Leicester
« on: August 28, 2017, 10:50:10 AM »
Sky reporting bid of 21m by Leicester turned down.

General Football & Sports / Re: Saido Berahino
« on: September 19, 2016, 07:49:36 AM »
14/15 season Berahino scored seven league goals under Irvine and seven under Pulis (if you count West Ham away as Pulis's first game).

General Football & Sports / Re: Tony Pulis
« on: September 13, 2016, 01:14:51 PM »
Loads of pundits bang on about how great Pulis is.  Question that springs to my mind; would Leicester have won the league if Pulis had been in charge?  For me, no.

Same with Allardyce too, another one where the pundits/media ram it down our throats about how great he is.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: April 09, 2016, 07:26:04 PM »
Decent performance but lacking quality in the final third.  Final ball was poor for most of the game.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Chris Brunt
« on: February 20, 2016, 08:03:07 PM »
Shocking behaviour! Yes, it's disappointing, but you don't go round attacking people because your team's lost. Grow up!

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Shots on Target
« on: January 24, 2016, 10:21:51 AM »
Albion are bottom of the league for shots on target, 68.  They're also bottom for total shots, 222.

General Football & Sports / Re: Tony Pulis
« on: December 19, 2015, 07:56:53 AM »
His comments about Liverpool were brilliant yesterday, wound the Reds in my office up a treat!!

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: WBA - Calum McManaman
« on: December 17, 2015, 01:38:22 PM »
Lad I work with knows McManaman, from playing in the Everton youth team with him, and says McManaman wants to leave next month.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Klopp the Clown
« on: December 16, 2015, 01:23:51 PM »
This season's discipline (in the league):

Liverpool 33 yellow, 1 red.

WBA 34 yellow, 1 red.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: October 03, 2015, 02:19:36 PM »
Is it just me, or did Pulis look like he was saying to Kemp that he'd forgotten he only had one sub left?

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Who will wear number 9
« on: April 08, 2015, 10:41:30 AM »
The number 9 was only special when Astle wore it. It's irrelevant who has worn it since, or on Saturday. In fact, there will be more pride in adorning it in the crowd.
I agree it's pretty irrelevant nowadays, but for my generation (I'm 34), Bob Taylor was a special number nine.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: March 03, 2015, 10:23:15 PM »
If an outfield player is having an obvious shocker, they're subsistuted. Why are goalies never replaced when they're having a bad game?

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: March 03, 2015, 09:42:35 PM »
All the years I've supported Albion, we've always been a charity for poor teams. Not won for a while? Strikers can't score? Don't worry, Albion will gift you a game!!

General Football & Sports / Re: Saido Berahino
« on: February 04, 2015, 11:02:10 PM »
I think Lescott needs to take Berahino to one side and say, 'I've won the Premier League, won cups, played for England in tournaments; you have done nothing Saido.' It's his second season, he needs knocking down a peg or ten. Talent will only get you so far, bad attitude can finish a career just as quickly as a bad tackle. He needs to take a look at Scott Sinclair, Steve Sidwell, Scott Parker, Jack Rodwell, Victor Moses etc etc to see what can happen if you go to a big club too soon.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: January 31, 2015, 04:59:08 PM »
Been convinced all season that we're going down and unless something dramatic happens transfer wise between now and Monday, I can't see how we'll survive. Summer 2013 was a shocking transfer window and in summer 2014 we just replaced poor players with poor players.

General Football & Sports / Re: Alan Irvine sacked by Albion
« on: December 29, 2014, 10:59:19 PM »
Unless Downing and Kiely go, this will make no difference.

General Football & Sports / Re: Alan Irvine sacked by Albion
« on: December 29, 2014, 09:17:57 AM »
The players are playing for him, they just aren't necessarily up to the task. A change in manager will not necessarily result in a change in fortune.  I see the suggestion that we have a squad capable of finishing in the top 10, we haven't.  How many of our players do you think are capable of getting regular football for a top ten side? How many teams are banging on our door to drag our players away? The funny thing is, the player who gets most derided on here is most likely to be playing at the highest placed Premier League team come next season.
We recruited badly last season, a number of people lost their jobs because of it, players, coaches and backroom staff. This put significant pressure on everyone this season and we are still in recovery.  We still do not appear to have found the men to score the goals and that will make it difficult for Alan Irvine or if he is sacked, his replacement.

Completely agree with this. I've thought since the summer that the squad wasn't really improved from last season, and this, rather than the coach is the issue for me.  Before people start banging out stats of how many caps certain players have, remember bad players win caps too. Regardless of what we think, we don't see the players everyday, maybe the ones people are crying out for to get picked just aren't showing it in training. I understand some players aren't good trainers, but they usually show something that warrants a start. If 'wonderful, best coach ever Hodgson' was in charge, I bet the players deficiencies would be getting more of a mention.  Our recruitment is the problem for me, which again goes back to Dan Ashworth leaving. Maybe the Head Coach role needs revising? Without someone as good as Ashworth, it seems clear the system falls down.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: October 28, 2014, 10:12:26 PM »
Lets just pull out the cups then shall we? Lets just stay up every year,is that all our ambition is now?? Modern day football stinks!!

I agree with you, modern football does stink. Sadly, the game is about money and nothing else nowadays. Players and clubs aren't bothered about trophies, just cash. You get 60-70 million for coming 17th in the Prem, and that is success. In the modern game success is measured by your bank balance.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: October 28, 2014, 10:04:55 PM »

Look at the size of teams who have won the league cup recently.  Why cant a team like us win the League Cup?  I really hate this mentality.

Psalm has a point, only twice in ten seasons has the cup been won by sides other than Liverpool, Spurs, Man City, Man Utd and Chelsea. So it is actually unlikely a team like ours can win it.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: were not english were scouse?
« on: October 05, 2014, 10:06:44 AM »
I've lived in Liverpool for fourteen years and when it comes to football, most of the Scousers I know dislike the England football team. They're very much a club before country lot and they say their players always seem to get injured on England duty.  I think supporters of successful clubs may not like England as much because they're used to seeing their teams do well; for many other fans, England are their best chance of seeing a team have a chance of winning a tournament. 

There is also a lot of local pride here and many Scousers see themselves as Scouse before being English/British. I don't know for a fact, but some of the anti-England feeling could cone from the 80's when the Tory government left Liverpool to rot.

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