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Because of an overseas TV deal that runs for the next 6 seasons. 14 ties moved for the 3rd round.

Think of all that cash flooding into grass roots football though. I'm sure Hackney Marshes has submitted it's renovation plans already.
Either that or pay rises for the fat cats.
Wonder which it will be?

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: System tactics personnel
« on: Yesterday at 11:31:36 AM »

Gayle is yet to play centre forward in the 433 so that is simply not true. We have no idea whether it works any better.
I do however think that the reason that we haven't yet seen it is because it doesn't suit him.

The picture of him in an Albion shirt should be the giveaway. For me this is a genuine gesture to honour a legend of Midlands football.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: System tactics personnel
« on: Yesterday at 09:23:22 AM »
I think we need to address the elephant in the room, in that, 433 may work better without Gayle. So, the options are; plough on without him and use him off the bench or, switch back to 352/ 442.
Personally, I think 433 works for the greater good and suits more players, Phillips, Barnes, Livermore, Morrison and HRK all look better in this system not to mention all of the back 5.
I know it's controversial but, if this is the system of choice, we should pull out all the stops in January to get a replacement for Rodriguez, to play the main striker role in a 433.

Last Match Forum - 07/12 Aston Villa (H) / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: December 07, 2018, 12:24:18 PM »
Some of the comments on this thread.

We're playing Aston Villa not Barcelona.....

..... get a bloody grip, into 'em Albion, COYB and SOTV  8) .
Madness ay it?
We should not fear these, Smith's not the feckin messiah.
Darren Moore, however, is the redeemer.
We have to beat them anyway, it might be our last chance before they win the European Cup again  :D ;D

Last Match Forum - 07/12 Aston Villa (H) / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: December 07, 2018, 09:59:47 AM »
I just hope their players are as over confident as their fans.
No delusion here, they are a good side but so are we. Could go either way.

Last Match Forum - 07/12 Aston Villa (H) / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: December 07, 2018, 08:34:31 AM »
Under Smith we're the highest scorers, we have the most passes, most passes completed, the highest average possession and most shots on goal, while averaging the necessary 2 points per game. Can't help but feel we'd be well clear at the top if he'd been in during the summer.

But it is what it is. Must win for us.
If you are that good why is it a must win?

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Happiest memory as a Baggies fan
« on: December 06, 2018, 02:56:28 PM »
I was in the Vine following the final whistle too.

Had a cigar on the go courtesy of a pal and I don't even smoke, well, except for when I'm on fire  ;D .
I remember standing in the centre circle and doing a 360 around the stands, the gamut of emotions was unforgettable: Elation, relief, disbelief and, most of all, pure, pure joy.  :D Had Monday off and went on the beer round West Brom and Tipton, fantastic memories.

Last Match Forum - 07/12 Aston Villa (H) / Re: Match Officials
« on: December 06, 2018, 08:53:47 AM »
At least it's not Andre Mariner.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Darren Moore
« on: December 05, 2018, 01:23:10 PM »
Exactly! It is quite alarming to me how many of our own assume we will lose this game. We could lose it.... but we may well not!!
Not just assuming we will lose but that we will inevitably plummet down the league as a consequence.
I don't know what it is either. We are above them in the league and our current form is on par with theirs yet we appear to have no chance!
There is the width of a fag paper between us and it could go either way, but it will not be season defining.

My feeling is that, it hurts so much to lose these games and the bragging rights are submitted, at least until the next meeting, that we are that scared of getting beat we prepare ourselves for the worst. This leads to us subconsciously ignoring all the positives and convincing ourselves that we can't possibly win. It's the standard defence mechanism of the football fan. ;D

Let's have some Noel Edmunds style cosmic order and all think positive. Altogether now.... Hhommmmmmmmmmmmmm

Last Match Forum - 07/12 Aston Villa (H) / Re: Team
« on: December 05, 2018, 12:54:03 PM »
If we do that on Friday, then Villa win.

Abraham, Grealish and Bolasie would cause a back 3 too many problems.

Stick the formation we have now, but start Gayle.
Would you start Gayle through the middle and JRod wide? Think that's better than the other way around but i may be tempted to start Sako wide with Gayle up top.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Darren Moore
« on: December 05, 2018, 09:59:15 AM »
Excellent post Divinewind. I am sure that the majority of Albion fans will share your thoughts. Moore was appointed largely because of his past affinity with the club but football is such big business nowadays that there is no room for sentimentality. I'd like to read Jenkins' thoughts today. Knowing what he knows now would he have appointed Moore or Smith? I know which one I would have chosen. A defeat against the Villa will be disastrous for players' confidence and I can see us slipping down the table if we do lose. What has happened to our so called future stars - Leko, Burke and Edwards? They shone in pre-season but have hardly had a look in since as Moore has stuck largely with the players that got us relegated. I fear for the rest of the season.
What if we beat Villa (and therefore Smith)?

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Darren Moore
« on: December 05, 2018, 09:10:43 AM »
I personally don’t get all this negativity at this particular time when we have taken 10pts from a batch of 4 games and in the last we have one we have played some of our best football.

The time when I was annoyed with the management was the run of 4 games when we took 1pt from Derby, Hull, Wigan, Blackburn.  At the time we had Brunt and Bartley playing and we looked disjointed.

This has now been corrected (maybe later than it should’ve been).  There’s no way we’d have been promoted with that line up. 

The 2 issues I see now is integrating Sako/Burke as subs.  Then someone to replace Morrison through the Xmas Period as he tires, who is that going to be?
I think the negativity around use of subs is more than justified as it has been an issue throughout Darren's tenure but it certainly doesn't warrant some of the statements we are seeing on here such as clueless, dense, arrogant etc.
Just to re-itterate your points; we are 3rd in the league and on a run of 4 unbeaten.
Your other point also seems to have been very quickly forgotten, in that we played some of the best football I have seen at the hawthorns for years, in that first half. If we had put away the sitters, that Darren's team selection and set up created, we would have gone in 2 or 3 up and I would defy anyone to define that as clueless, dense or arrogant.
It's perfectly acceptable to criticise, it's what a forum is for, but we should also give credit where it's due.
Moore has got things wrong this season but he has also got an awful lot right, more right than wrong in my opinion. If we win Friday, we will cement 3rd place and be a point off top two. That will signal a good weekend in my house  ;D

Last Match Forum - 07/12 Aston Villa (H) / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: December 04, 2018, 04:16:58 PM »
We're currently creating 20 plus chances on average a game. The way we are at the moment, teams are needing to put a big score on us to take a point.

I'd be surprised if we didn't get 2 or 3 at least given the way you defend and how good we are going forwards. Whether that's good enough to actually win us the game though is another matter.
We created 20+ last night and on another day would have scored 5. The Forest game suggests your defence isn't that good either so I think safe to assume it will finish 0-0!

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Most happiest memory as a Baggies fan
« on: December 04, 2018, 12:16:21 PM »
Play off final 1993.
First promotion, first trip to Wembley, 7 or 8 years of disappointment gone in an instant, one of 45,000 very happy Baggies. Nuff said.

Last Match Forum - 07/12 Aston Villa (H) / Re: Team
« on: December 04, 2018, 12:12:59 PM »
Does no-one else fear a reversion to 352?
I think there is a real possibility with Kanu being injured. Neither Gayle or Rodriguez can play wide so the only way to shoehorn them both in would be to change to either 442 or 352. Dare I say it but it could also coincide with Bartley's return to fitness  :o

Hope it's just me being pessimistic after last night's disappointment but I think it's a genuine possibility. Please tell me I'm wrong.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Guochuan Lai
« on: December 04, 2018, 09:24:43 AM »
Could have a pint in the Tilted Barrel.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Darren Moore
« on: December 04, 2018, 09:23:22 AM »
Moore would argue that Brentford should have been out of sight.

However as a coach he has to deal with things in the present moment it was obvious to everyone in the stadium we had dropped off and even more so that we had a couple of players running on fumes .He didn’t react and this is an ongoing concern. Not only would a sub have given us fresh legs but it would also have broken the game up .

Moore didn’t even have the subs warming up and that tells its own story.
It would also have given Mozza and / or Phillips an extra 20 mins rest before a massive game on Friday.
Absolutely no excuse for not using all 3 subs last night, bordering on madness. If we play the same 11 against Villa then tiredness could be our downfall.
If Kanu is injured, I can see us reverting to 352 with Brunt coming back in, which does not bode well against a team that has scored a dozen goals in 3 games.

Last Match Forum - 03/12 Brentford (H) / Re: After Match Debate
« on: December 03, 2018, 10:23:01 PM »
Wheels had to fall off after a reasonable run, just hope it's a temporary glitch and we resume our form on Friday.

Shocking misses in the first half, but it's noticable how much we missed HRK as an outlet. Not sure who was picking up the runner for their goal and why both Hegazi and Dawson went for the ball and left a gap behind them.
Think Tosin let him go  mate. Looked a foul throw though but Mozza was too knackered to close down the cross. Think Gibbs had gone for a cup of tea.

Last Match Forum - 03/12 Brentford (H) / Re: After Match Debate
« on: December 03, 2018, 10:16:37 PM »
Can't defend the awful lack of subs. Bring on Brunt of Barry for the dead man walking Morrison and we see out the game.
Shocking misses by Rodriguez and Kanu but we did get the opener so Moore to blame I'm afraid.
It is why we won't make top two.
Feels like a loss going into the biggest game of the season and I don't fancy us now.

Last Match Forum - 03/12 Brentford (H) / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: December 03, 2018, 04:55:06 PM »
Fancy us for this, should be too strong for Brentford, they look a bit lost at the minute. No doubt they have dangerous players though, so no walk in the park.


West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Jay Rodriguez
« on: November 30, 2018, 09:17:02 AM »
There’s no pleasing some ‘Albion fans’, if Lionel Messi was in our team he’d be criticised if he didn’t score in every match!
No they wouldn't.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Darren Moore
« on: November 29, 2018, 03:02:32 PM »
Still really happy with the job Mooro is doing and  chuffed that he made the changes he did to halt the slide, albeit a bit later than I would have liked. Many managers would have stubbornly blundered on with the same formation, hoping for a bit of luck, but Darren took positive action and it paid off with 3 wins on the bounce. Another tick for me.
To say that he only acted due to fan and media pressure is ludicrous. It's not as if the fans are on his back (not on match days anyway) and I've not seen anything in the press questioning the 352.
Ok, we haven't played well in a lot of games but we're still 4th and rising.
Keep up the good work Darren  (Although maybe make your subs a bit sooner) ;)

Definitely 85-86. My first experience of relegation, just as I was old enough to start going away on my own  :(
What followed though were 6 or 7 years of madness, travelling the country, watching mostly rubbish, but having the time of my life, culminating in the play off victory of 93.
This is why I have never feared relegation though as my most memorable years were spent in the lower leagues and I know we always boing back  :)

Last Match Forum - 28/11 Swansea City (A) / Re: In Game Chat
« on: November 28, 2018, 09:12:08 PM »
Kanu  woeful, shameful to leave him on with Gayle sitting on bench

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