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Messages - Hull Baggie

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One elephant in the room is the ridiculous number of fixtures in the Champions League/Europa League. UEFA could very easily slim down the tournament to eliminate the tedious group games but that would mean losing money so it would never happen.

Go back to the European Cup where only the champions play each other and have it as a straight unseeded knock out tournament again.
Get rid of the Europa league and bring back the Cup Winners Cup as well as the Uefa Cup.

I know it's never going to happen but I can dream can't I?

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Wba end of year finances 2018-19
« on: April 02, 2020, 01:16:46 PM »
Nothing to do with Pulis then?? Unbelievable. I blame ;D him more than Pardew. He (Pulis) didn't have to take over from Pulis… If you get my drift  ;D

For me they are both equally to blame.
 The board needs to take some of the blame by not sacking Pulis at the end of the previous season when we hardly won a game after February and threw away the chance to get to 50 points for the first time in our Pl history. Also the players need to take a portion of the blame for just not trying hard enough for managers they'd either lost faith in (Pulis) or didn't believe in (Pardew).

Anyway back to the topic. I'm glad we are a well run club; sure I'd like us to be more successful but spending outside of your means doesn't necessarily bring that.




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General Football & Sports / Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« on: April 01, 2020, 04:37:30 PM »
interesting that in his "apology" he said:

"But I urge everyone to stay indoors and follow the guidelines and I know I'll be doing that in the near future now."

apart from the fact that the "near future" and "now" aren't the same thing; he doesn't say "I'll be staying in from now on". Sounds to me like he's still planning to go out.



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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: April 01, 2020, 04:23:54 PM »
sorry to hear you news AF. Condolences to you and the family.

You have posted with great dignity at a time that must have been very stressful for you all.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Slaven Bilic
« on: April 01, 2020, 09:41:37 AM »
Screenshot of wba.co.uk doing the rounds saying Bilic has gone?  ???

why not have a look at wba.co.uk and see if it's genuine?

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General Football & Sports / Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« on: April 01, 2020, 09:39:17 AM »
May also have cost himself a top 4 move.
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shame! I've read that Man Utd have dropped their interest and will instead focus on Maddison, so not even top 6 sides want him.

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General Football & Sports / Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« on: March 31, 2020, 02:02:56 PM »
Greasy jack
Greasy jack
Get off your back....
One for the oldies to the tune of grocer jack,grocer jack etc

Excerpt from a teenage opera by Keith West. Great song.

greasy jack
greasy jack
is it true what mummy said
that you're a ****
oh yes! yes!

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 31, 2020, 01:49:13 PM »
Please keep all posts about Coronavirus. Non coronavirus posts will be removed. Remember politics is a banned topic on here.

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General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« on: March 19, 2020, 04:30:43 PM »
That is so sad, too young and a talented footballer as well.

Condolences to his family and friends.

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 19, 2020, 04:23:17 PM »
I use a **** bucket

You mean you've got a bucket!
I'm so poor I have to **** myself

this is beginning to sound like Monty Python.

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Two of my favourite ever Albion players head-to-head...

I think in terms of power it would be Clement, but Brunts passing ability is far better. He dictated our play in the Premier, and a lot of that was the sheer range of passing off that left foot. Clement was good at set-pieces, but simply didn't have that range, which is why he was a defender.

Love them both though.


This pretty much sums it up for me. Brunt's left foot did more.
 Don't think either of them was as good as Christy Brown's left foot though.

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General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« on: March 19, 2020, 12:27:39 PM »
Rumours flying around on social media that Peter Whittingham has sadly passed away  :(

In hospital with serious head injuries after a fall in a pub in Barry according to BBC.

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I agree. Voiding the season would create so much resentment towards the people who run football in this country.  But they have not got a good record. They have made a right mess of VAR where in other sports it works perfectly.

If they did void the season that means they would have to void our season tickets and all clubs would have to refund season ticket holders. That would mean financial ruin for a lot of clubs including us.

I would rather it played behind closed doors. If they did void the season i would have to seriously think if I would bother getting a season ticket again.

Its only the same case if we had extreme bad weather and no football could be played for a few months. Would they void the season then ??  No they would just extend the season.

Why would they have to refund season ticket holders? It's not as if the clubs have decided to end the season 10 games early and have any culpability.

Since we've already said that we will offer iFollow to all season ticket holders to enable them to watch any games that are played behind closed doors I'm not sure what else they could do.

Some fans still won't be able to watch on iFollow (my mum for example has no internet access) but I'd assume that most will accept that the club has tried to compensate fans with the gesture.

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I reckon you'll see a 'holding' message along the lines of 'all tickets will remain valid for the rearranged fixture' and when the date is confirmed you may be able to get refunds if you are unable to attend.
Bear in mind in the April 3rd date is currently only a notional return date - depending if and how the situation escalates in the coming weeks the suspension could be extended further

I'd guess at that happening too. Certainly expect that to be the case with the Sheff Wed tickets as they went on sale before either us or them was out of the FA Cup so the game would have had to rescheduled if either if us had got through. Brentford away will probably be the same too as I would guess reprinting a batch of tickets is a cost clubs could do without.

going to be a lot of midweek games to come at any rate!

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Coronovirus Thread - CLUB RELATED ONLY
« on: March 13, 2020, 11:09:38 AM »
From the BBC.

The decision to postpone matches until 3 April was unanimously approved by the EFL.

yes you are correct. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/football/51867944


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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Coronovirus Thread - CLUB RELATED ONLY
« on: March 13, 2020, 10:51:43 AM »
it says "is to suspend" not "has suspended" so nothing is confirmed yet.
I'm sure this will happen but at the moment all Sky and the Telegraph journalist are doing is best guessing.

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 13, 2020, 10:43:42 AM »
Ben Rumsby

@ben_rumsby
Premier League, EFL and FA all preparing statements confirming suspension of football in England.

I thought the PL meeting started at 10.30?

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Coronovirus Thread - CLUB RELATED ONLY
« on: March 13, 2020, 10:25:43 AM »
Premier league meeting at 10.30 today. Guess we'll know the outcome some time this afternoon.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Coronovirus Thread - CLUB RELATED ONLY
« on: March 13, 2020, 09:52:13 AM »
IMO  the most sensible course of action will be to suspend all leagues for 2 months. That will then mean the season will only take us into early July. Postpone the Euros until 2021 and start next season later.

 Clubs won't be happy as there will be Euros and ACN in the same year.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Coronovirus Thread - CLUB RELATED ONLY
« on: March 13, 2020, 09:45:19 AM »
My guess is this weekend will go ahead then close everything down from next week

That's pretty much my take on it as well. Gutted as I was looking forward to Sheff Wed and then Hull at home 2 weeks after that.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Coronovirus Thread - CLUB RELATED ONLY
« on: March 13, 2020, 09:32:31 AM »
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/talksport.com/football/efl/682150/coronavirus-efl-to-suspend-all-matches-due-to-covid-19-with-board-to-meet-for-emergency-meeting-on-friday-morning/amp/

again it is referencing the article in the athletic that has no actual proof of the games being cancelled just "reports".

The actual EFL website only has the statement from last night that all matches will go ahead, you'd think they would have one stating that matches had been cancelled if that was the case.

https://www.efl.com/news/2020/march/efl-statement-coronavirus-update2/

I'm not saying they won't be cancelled but at this moment in time the games are still on according to the EFL.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Coronovirus Thread - CLUB RELATED ONLY
« on: March 13, 2020, 09:27:42 AM »
Where are you hearing all that  :o

Chinese whispers seems to be the biggest spreader of Coronavirus. ;D

it wouldn't surprise me if the Euro's were to be cancelled but only to allow the European leagues to complete their seasons by July (behind closed doors).

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Coronovirus Thread - CLUB RELATED ONLY
« on: March 13, 2020, 09:05:06 AM »
Just had a read of the article on The Athletic UK and it doesn't actually say that a ban is imminent. It just states what the EFL said yesterday then has a lot of opinion stuff.

https://theathletic.com/1669393/2020/03/13/coronavirus-and-football-games-closes-doors-euros-champions-league/

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Next Match Forum - 14/03 Birmingham City (H) / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: March 13, 2020, 08:47:01 AM »

So set up differently at set pieces. Derek Statham was 5 foot 5 we never dropped him.

I take your point about setting up differently, however since we would be setting up to defend what Birmingham do, we would have to know what they were doing. It's not as simple as saying for example, taller players pick up taller players. Blues could still target Townsend, just as they did at St.Andrews.



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