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McAuley and Pulis up for Premier League nominations this month - get them some votes!

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/awards?sf59887506=1

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General Football & Sports / The Neutral Fan watches WBA vs Gateshead
« on: January 07, 2015, 04:07:17 PM »
Colleague at work sent me this:

http://thefootballneutral.com

Comedian who tours the country watching neutral games and reviewing them. Really good read and has a book out about it too. Interesting to read and his last game was our FA Cup match. Peruse at your leisure.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / An Early Christmas Present For You All!
« on: December 04, 2014, 02:46:20 PM »
I work as a designer (some of you will remember the mock up kits I did this summer) and as such thought I'd use my skills to save some money and make some presents for some Albion mad immediate family. As I'm massively busy and haven't got time to set up some sort of shop in which to buy these online before Christmas, and as I see anyone with blue and white blood as 'family' you're all welcome to a free copy of what I've had printed on A3 and framed for Christmas. I'll eventually do a few which I'll look to sell, but consider this a free gift from me to you all.

You can use it as a wallpaper, get it printed some place else or whatever you want to do until I'm organised enough to do it myself. Eventually I'll get around to doing most major clubs (and therefore will be omitting Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers from the list) and try and make a bit of money on the side. Until then, the first edition, is yours for free.

Enjoy!

http://i.imgur.com/rOzXJ58.jpg

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Whose football philosophy best describes yours?
« on: September 02, 2014, 08:13:18 PM »
Having seen someone on Twitter refer to themselves as a 'Mowbrayite' to suggest they mostly associate themselves with the style of play we had under Mowbray it got me wondering what everyone classes themselves as.

Are you a Megsonist, a Hodgsonite, or maybe even a Di Matteon? Interested in older managers you may find yourself most fond of for us younger fans.

I'd class myself as a Hodgsonite, but having watched a ballsy and hard working Megson team get us to the premier league aged 12 I would also share some of that. Not the most exciting football (as we all want) but those two helped give us success we wouldn't have dreamed of.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Director of Communications - Martin Swain
« on: August 01, 2014, 09:34:47 AM »
Martin Swain, former Express and Star journalist is now WBA's Director of Communications.

Looks like the club are sorting out their PR

http://www.wba.co.uk/news/article/martin-swain-appointed-as-director-of-comms-1796571.aspx

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Shareholders 4 Albion meeting
« on: June 20, 2014, 08:02:58 PM »
I've got a run down of the recent Shareholders4Albion meeting with Mark Jenkins discussing all major issues from the past 12 months including ticket pricing, Irvine's appointment, the ownership of the old supporters club and even Bomber tribute news this summer. It's long and in a word doc but if people are interested I can post it?

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Danny Barbir
« on: May 12, 2014, 08:27:38 PM »
Apparently we've signed a young American player called Danny Barbir. Was on City's books and is a 6 foot 3 centre half. Not much known about him, any American fans (Quakes?) know anything about him?

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General Football & Sports / Sporting Directors
« on: June 17, 2013, 02:11:31 PM »

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Social Media
« on: January 29, 2013, 06:30:46 PM »
In light of this weekends controversy I was discussing the issue with some American friends who told me that the use of twitter and Facebook is closely monitored with their athletes and they'd simply not be able to get away with anything like what Odemwingie has. Compare what has happened the last few days and the likes of older-school footballers, the use of social media can only be detrimental to the modern game. I appreciate that the FA does have rules on the use of such things, but should clubs ban them completely?

I enjoy the likes of Ben Foster and Jonas Olsson's tweets, but if it stops the likes of Odemwingie pulling this kind of garbage I'm all for banning its use by our players. Thoughts?

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Mr. Megson
« on: October 19, 2012, 12:43:56 PM »
Yesterday evening I attended the Shareholders for Albion AGM (being the youngest person in the room by at least 15 years) and sat in on the interviews and questions for the writers and contributors of 'In Pastures Green.' Darren Carter, Andy Johnson, Bob Taylor and Richard Sneekes were all present giving their opinions of the last 12 years of our history, with many funny and enlightening stories.

However, as a relatively young Albion fan (I've had a season ticket since I was 6 in 1996 but don't remember much until the period this book covers), the work of a certain Gary Megson has always been admired as contributing to where we are now, as well as the work of Jeremey Peace, which without Megson's stubbornness may not have been in charge of the club without Thompson stepping down.

Obviously I know the stories of players falling out with Megson, so the reaction of SuperBob was understandible. But unknown to me, Richard Sneekes absolutely DESPISES the man. He refused to answer more than a few sentences about him and would frequently have digs at him. In the book itself (which I'm ploughing through) Bob Taylor says, and I quote:

'As a manager, Gary Megson did a job for this club. But as a person, he's a shithouse.'

Now I had the pleasure of seeing some brilliant football from this club, following them for what is deemed our most evolutionary period since the late 1990s so I was wondering what other people thought of the Megson era; it's undeniably where me made our step forward, but being 10 at the time, the world of football politics was completely over my head. I remember him 'resigning' midway through a season, and the book so far has maybe shed light on why the Bolton fans hate him.

So what do you think of the man Sneekes referred to 'the ginger nutcase'?

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West Bromwich Albion FC / West Bromwich Albion - An Underdog's Story
« on: August 20, 2011, 12:58:20 PM »
Made this as part of a University project at the end of last season and just managed to get it onto Youtube, thought I'd share it on here for you all to enjoy :)

Some great memories of last year's great season!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILAb79RaNLg

Edit: New link - Youtube blocked original and this has been up longer without being banned. I will stick a permanent link of it onto Vimeo incase this one goes down, but if you have facebook you can watch it on my profile here:

https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150638910045596

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