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General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
« on: December 09, 2017, 01:07:26 PM »
West ham beating Chelsea currently. Level on points with us as it stands

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next new home kit
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:49:44 AM »
.   Let's hope they see sence and allow stripes .So much better !

I think it's already decided. Think it's a FIFA thing

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next new home kit
« on: December 09, 2017, 12:15:29 AM »
Could anyone answer my question?.Why don't we have stripes on the back of the shirts . Always thought it was for TV so the cameras can pick up the numbers easier . Well if so how come Palace have numbers on stripes? Looking at the Sheffield Utd game tonight who also wear Addidas template how smart it looks with stripes on the back

I think it was something to do with there being a delay with the new rule about having plain backs for ease of reading the numbers/names and we'd already had ours designed and ready to go with the plain backs. Whereas some teams hadn't and have been given another season. I'm sure I remember reading somewhere that by next year all premier league teams have to have plain backs.

Announcements, Feedback & Questions / Re: posts not calculated
« on: December 09, 2017, 12:04:42 AM »
That's nonsense. All posts should count towards the total.

It's not nonsense. It's been said by the mods loads of times on here.

The Berahino one was moved to general football as he no longer plays for us and so any posts now are not Albion related.

The Pulis one was moved for the same reason, maybe a bit prematurely but as he is no longer in charge his future is not Albion related

Yeah wasn't moaning, was pointing out why his posts might have gone down as it happened before with the berahino thread.

Announcements, Feedback & Questions / Re: posts not calculated
« on: December 08, 2017, 12:00:59 PM »
I think the post calculator has packed up ➕➖✖➗

I noticed some pretty big threads like the Pulis one has been moved to general sports now (off topic) which aren't counted in post counts. Imagine this being moved has reduced quite a few people's pists. The same happened before with the berahino one

Last Match Forum - 09/12 Swansea City (A) / Re: Team
« on: December 08, 2017, 11:58:39 AM »
I am actually looking forward to seeing the team that Pardew picks tomorrow and it's shape. He's had a full week of training with them so hopefully it's something a bit different than the three in the middle which frankly hasn't worked all season in my opinon.

Last Match Forum - 09/12 Swansea City (A) / Re: Score Prediction
« on: December 08, 2017, 11:55:07 AM »
Can see this being a draw, I think we'll score but I'm not confident in us keeping them out. 1-1 us to score first, probably hegazi from a corner

General Football & Sports / Re: Anything England Football
« on: December 07, 2017, 03:11:14 PM »
Wembley to host 7 games at euro 2020:


West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Alan Pardew
« on: December 07, 2017, 09:20:43 AM »
This will be Pardew's biggest challenge. We've already seen it against Newcastle, and to some extent Palace, where the players revert back to sitting deep when put under pressure.
He needs to restore belief, not only amongst the players but also us fans, let's face it, how many of us "knew" we weren't going to beat Newcastle as soon as their first goal went in?
Saturday is massive, if we win then the confidence will start to return, if we lose we have the marauding Liverpool up next followed by Man U, both of whom are capable of dismantling top sides, let alone one as fragile as we have become.
For all Pulis' tough talk, he has left behind a very weak, mentally at least, group of players.

Have to agree. It's like getting out of a controlling relationship, we've been forced to play in a certain way for so long, we're going to take some time to get our confidence back again

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Jay Rodriguez
« on: December 04, 2017, 08:30:04 PM »
All players should have a clean slate under Pardew except McClean in my opinion. Rodriguez will be fine for us. Takes more than one game to get your attacking intent and confidence back.

Laughable how far back Rodriguez was playing for us towards the end of Pulis term her.

Bit harsh that

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: OUT ON LOAN THREAD
« on: December 04, 2017, 08:27:38 PM »
Ended up 3-3 after they were 3-0 up and had another man sent off as well

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: 6 games left this year
« on: December 03, 2017, 11:50:31 PM »
We're at 13 points from 15 games, a 2 point gap. 7 points from the next 6 halves that gap, it's going to be fine margins looking at this league. I reckon ~36 points will be the cut off.

Was only tongue in cheek anyway. But you did say points per game which at the moment is 0.87, and with 7 points in the next 6 goes to 0.95 which is pretty negligible and still under a point a game  :P

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: 6 games left this year
« on: December 03, 2017, 06:07:52 PM »
Need to get the points per game back up. I'd be looking at 7 as a decent return from those games. Hopefully the Pardew factor means we might sneak a win against one of the big boys - you're always better off getting one win and battered twice than going backs the the wall and drawing two out of three.

If we lose to Swansea and don't make up the points from the other 5 then we'll be in trouble right to the last game of the season.

7 points gives us pretty much the same points per game as now  :P

Regardless, as I said above, around a point per game will be plenty to keep us up this year.

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
« on: December 03, 2017, 05:02:26 PM »
Now level on points with West Ham but out of bottom 3 on goal difference :'(

Can see it waking up City in the second half. They've clearly got one eye on the derby and champions league games.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: 6 games left this year
« on: December 03, 2017, 04:58:56 PM »
I'd like to think we can get 7, with wins against Swansea and Stoke, and a point against Everton. Would end the year on 20 points in 21 games which would likely see us stay up over the course of the season.

2 very winnable games in January too.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Jay Rodriguez
« on: December 03, 2017, 04:57:24 PM »
Kanu would be in over him every day for me but what do I know...

J-Rod is clearly the better player out of the two. He's just being wasted on the wing as he isn't a winger and certainly shouldn't be wasting half the game tracking back. HRK gets away with it as he has a good engine.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Alan Pardew
« on: December 03, 2017, 04:56:08 PM »
That's what I thought yesterday, one in particular his foot was well over the line, and if he was a bowler he could easily be called for chucking.

Must be the lack of grip from his gloves

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
« on: December 03, 2017, 04:53:55 PM »
West Ham 1-0 up at Man City at half time

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: F.A. Cup
« on: December 03, 2017, 03:26:28 PM »
Peterboro away will do, good old fashioned footy stadium and accessible

I'm sure we've played Peterborough loads recently!

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: OUT ON LOAN THREAD
« on: December 03, 2017, 02:36:13 PM »
Harper sent off for Blackburn. 3-0 up and got himself in all types of trouble at the back

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: F.A. Cup
« on: December 03, 2017, 09:31:24 AM »
As long as we get a decent draw first and put in a convincing performance.

Hope he finds a bit of form soon, but we need to stop playing him on the wing as he's wasted there.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Hal Robson-Kanu Joins Albion
« on: December 03, 2017, 09:22:34 AM »
Not good enough sadly. The big chances keep falling his way and he hasn't been taking them. Stops us playing a proper winger too

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Alan Pardew
« on: December 02, 2017, 08:47:16 PM »
Thank you for that! Whenever we get throw ins in our own half I’ve always known it’s going to come straight back! Thought it was just me!

I'm sure half the throw-ins that Nyom takes are foul throws

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: December 02, 2017, 07:22:09 PM »
Think it was a poor game to be honest after the initial excitement. Pardew has a lot of work to do. If we're honest we'd be pretty unhappy with that if Pulis was still in charge.

Some initial thoughts:

1. Our squad still lacks depth. A couple of injuries to the likes of Phillips, Chadli, Morrison, Brunt and we've got nothing really to replace them.

2. Our midfield. Field was the shining light again and Yacob came on and did well, but other than that we were really poor. J-Rod and HRK aren't wingers and McClean and Burke must be wondering what they need to do to get game time when we prefer those two to the latter.

3. Needed to make the subs earlier for me. Game was crying out for a change from about the 55th minute. Giving Burke 30 seconds at the end doesn't do anything really.

4. Evans and Hegazi looked a better pairing today.

5. We need to practice our crossing. Or at least do some attacking training. Seemed we didn't know what to do once we got into good positions and resorted to playing awful crosses vaguely into the box.

Foster: Nothing to do really, seems to be prone to at least one shaky moment a game at the moment. Doesn't seem to want to come off his line at corners at the moment either.

Nyom: Better this game than Newcastle but clearly lacking in confidence. Keeps just getting rid of the ball instead of getting his head up and picking someone out. Not getting forwards as much as Gibbs on the other side.

Gibbs: Our best player at the moment. Solid defensively and carrying the entire left wing up and down the pitch. Did a number on Benteke a couple of times today by keeping tight to him and clearly wound him up a bit.

Hegazi: Probably up there for MoTM today, was everywhere and didn't put a foot wrong in my opinion. Looked to take a nasty elbow in the face from the Vile reject. We seem to be aiming for him from set pieces so needs to practice his heading accuracy a bit.

Evans: Much more assured today. Great range of passing and helped keep the Palace attackers quiet.

Field: Was everywhere again today, although not sure if he was supposed to be just floating everywhere or had a specific position. Certainly gaining experience and growing into the team. Found himself on the end of cleared crosses quite a bit and had a few shots blocked.

Livermore: Ran around a lot but lacks creativity. Lots of short sideways passes. Need something else in this position I feel.

Barry: Didn't look fit from the start. Another injury worry?

Yacob: Did well after coming on. Kept us solid, but we sacrificed attacking creativity for this. Can't help but feel bringing a winger on for Barry and having just two CMs in the middle may have helped.

J-Rod: Doing nothing on the wing and is wasted out there. Need to play him up front and stick a winger on the wing.

HRK: Wayward finishing and missed our best chance again. Not good enough really.

Rondon: Quieter today but his touch looks better. No real chances created for him which is worrying.

2 points against Newcastle and Palace isn't really good enough, and I'm slightly worried that we weren't able to break down a pretty poor Palace team today and not have any real decent chances at all. Palace offered little threat at all to us and I feel this was 2 points dropped.

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