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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: Yesterday at 08:06:03 AM »
You remind me of a bloke from way way back.
His name was Nero, I believe he was a bit of a violin player.

Your historical knowledge is as poor as your knowledge of what is happening within WBAFC. :D

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: Yesterday at 12:08:02 AM »

Not often I agree with 82, but if you don't think the club has made a balls up of this sacking/appointment I'm not sure what they would need to do wrong to incur your ire... It's an absolutely abysmal performance in what is a straightforward market especially when your prime target is out of work.
Perhaps your prime target was not the club's prime target. :D

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: March 20, 2019, 11:56:27 PM »
Totally unwarranted is your aggression to an alternative view you don’t like. Why on earth would the club not have spoken to his agent and gauged his terms and ideas before even making the decision to sack Moore, how did Leicester managed to appoint Rogers in 24hrs? It would only have taken a few phone calls to work out if he was interested and his terms. He hasn’t spoken publicly and doesn’t have a job. Dice it up which every way you want, sacking the manager and his assistant and then having no idea what to do isn’t good enough.
You don't know why DM was fired.
You don't know SJ was even a target for the job. You don't know who the club may have spoken to or been knocked back by. Just keep slagging the club off without any facts.....

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: March 20, 2019, 10:49:14 PM »
Why not just appoint Jokanovic and be done with it? Theresa May levels of dithering from the board. Pretty sure it’s going to backfire big time and leave the boardroom looking like gullible idiots.
Unless you know definitively what the club have tried to do about signing SJ, your comments are totally unwarranted. Have you thought about the fact that WBA may well have been turned down?

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: March 20, 2019, 10:28:33 PM »
Considering that we don't know too much about what has happened (and what is now happening) at the club there seems to be some emotive language and harsh judgements flying about.

Shambles?
Really? I would reserve that for the time when WBA have such a run of results (and zero morale) as we suffered when the dad dancing charlatan was in charge.

Lack of progress in signing a new manager?
Although WBA have not achieved this objective, can anybody confirm who has been approached and what was their response, as all the so-called ITK clickbait journo's seem clueless and/or contradictory?  If not all this talk about cheap options and incompetence is mere uninformed speculation. I have not seen one syllable about Shan's future within the club after his caretaker role, but he is being promoted (negatively) as a long term appointee or alternatively being flung out on his ear.

Crisis?
When we face a 12 point deduction for FFP failures, or the players haven't been paid or the club faces administration, I will agree with the use of the word. Until then I will allow myself to be disappointed with the unfolding saga - nothing more.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Kyle Edwards - a star in the making?
« on: March 18, 2019, 06:24:45 PM »
People call him a youngster but he is 20 or 21. Hope, Bennett, Statham, Hartford, Robertson etc were thrown in at 16 or 17 against the likes of Man United.
I hope he is a talent, but sometimes we get players who only spark every 6 or 7 games.
Fingers crossed for the lad.
Just turned 21 in February.
I think the days of throwing 16 year olds into the Premier League are long gone, unless the player is truly exceptional (e.g. Rooney).
Young players need careful handling, as Scotty Darton would no doubt testify.
As you will remember Statham played a stormer and scored on his debut and was rested for the next seven games.
Let's hope he is half as good as another kid from Dudley called Edwards.


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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Jacob Murphy (on loan from Newcastle)
« on: March 17, 2019, 01:15:27 PM »
Were there really not better options abroad than Murphy?
There were equal, if not better options in Great Barr, imo. ;)

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Promotion race 2018/2019
« on: March 17, 2019, 10:03:27 AM »
The play-offs are starting to look pretty tasty.
As it stands this morning we would play Middlesbrough.
If we beat them we would go to Wembley to play the winners of Villa v  Leeds.
As you say, currently the dinosaur's lot are in the frame, but given form lines that will probably change.
I still see Bristol having a good play-off chance.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Jacob Murphy (on loan from Newcastle)
« on: March 17, 2019, 09:58:52 AM »
Things don't look too good for this loanee imo.
Although it is obvious that JS would have a natural bias towards using academy players he knows well, I cannot see what he has to offer over Tullock or Edwards except a huge transfer fee

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Talksport accusations of racism
« on: March 17, 2019, 09:58:09 AM »
I see the reptile has continued the argument on Twitter.
Sadly, I can forsee that some people will rise to his baiting (again).

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Talksport accusations of racism
« on: March 16, 2019, 10:22:09 PM »
Now he (and his station) should be totally ignored.
I can't think of a better description of this repulsive guy than the Guardian quote which appears in his Wikipedia page...
"expert phone-in troll, arrogantly spouting inflammatory football opinions in the hope of prompting some indignant phone rage from an uppity fan."

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Simon Carrington R.I.P.
« on: March 16, 2019, 05:37:42 PM »
Good to hear that some of the Brentford fans joined in the tribute to Simon at the game today.
RIP Simon.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Rekeem Harper
« on: March 15, 2019, 08:21:02 AM »
All of those things - yet remarkably in 3 months time he’ll have walked away as a free agent.  Gross negligence on the club’s part.
And just how was the club supposed to force him to sign?
The days of indentured servitude are long gone.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Sam Johnstone
« on: March 15, 2019, 12:24:29 AM »
Well here's one of the moaners did what he is paid to do pity he hasn'tt done it  all season because if he had Darren Moore would still have a job. Same goes for Brunt if he did what he is paid to do instead of moaning they can't play that way. IMO both of them are a waste of space and I didn't clap or cheer either of them. They have let down the ex Manager and the fans but show they can play if they want disgusting.
You missed the chance to complain that he dived the wrong way for the penalty..... ::)

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Rekeem Harper
« on: March 14, 2019, 11:42:34 PM »
Got to admit, I'm a bit confused with Rakeem, he does show flashes of brilliance, but I think he's far from the finished article
Perhaps you could bear in mind the guy is (just) 19 years old.
I have never seen the 'finished article' in ANY player of that age.
Give the kid a break!

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Sam Johnstone
« on: March 13, 2019, 11:56:01 PM »
No need for the 'where are all the moaners', 'that'll shut them up' posts etc though.
What? All one of them. ;D
Needs to watch his near post though.... ;)

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Sam Johnstone
« on: March 13, 2019, 11:07:01 PM »
He did what he’s paid to do tonight, nothing more, nothing less. It’s only because he’s been so terrible it feels like a small miracle. Fair play to him though nonetheless
Very harsh imo.
Our major deficiencies lie elsewhere.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Talksport accusations of racism
« on: March 13, 2019, 06:34:38 PM »
Ignore it.
Since Sky bought Talksport I have disregarded the dross that appears on the station.
The symbiotic relationship between the two awful organisations says everything.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Rekeem Harper
« on: March 10, 2019, 04:22:19 PM »
He wasn't signing a contract when Moore was in charge so I don't see how sacking the manager has changed much.
Unless you are ITK, how can you be so dogmatic about his intentions?
Certainly the last 24 hours will have taught him a harsh lesson about 'loyalty'.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Darren Moore sacked
« on: March 05, 2019, 01:25:27 PM »
So you have to be an ex professional footballer to know anything about football? NO.

i played at a decent level but never at a professional level so my opinion isnt valid? you dont have to have played at the top level to know what you are talking about. DM played at a higher level than me and i know it is absolute ridiculous to play a right footed centre half at left back when you have a left back on the bench.
Your opinion is as valid as everybody else, but it does not make it right. Every observation you make is from the basic premise that DM is not good enough.
Of course, you were there to watch all the training sessions leading up to the Leeds game.
And naturally you have been able to evaluate the performance levels of Townsend et al every day for the last five months. TBH Townend has been a disappointment, since his first games in the League Cup.
Amazing how players improve the longer that they don't make the team...

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Darren Moore sacked
« on: March 05, 2019, 12:39:26 PM »
Not sure peoples opinions on a football forum is going to upset DM or maybe even be of interest to him in all honesty.

but he may learn a thing or two by reading them and taking note that Gayle out wide left and playing 4-3-3 at home isn't working.

Lets hope he has a read before saturday.
I fervently hope he does not read the tripe which most people plaster all over the internet, including posters who call him a clown.
And if he was to take heed of the these deranged opinions, he and the club are done for.
I just find it hilarious that posters think that, with no background in professional sport, they can be so dogmatic about players judged on a fleeting 90 minute viewing window.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Rekeem Harper
« on: March 05, 2019, 11:13:04 AM »
Any one know why it's taking so long to get this deal done and why wasn't he signed up longer when he first signed a professional contract.
You seem to live in a world where WBA have some sort of magical hold over players. Harper has an agent, paid by the player to look after his long term interests, which may not coincide with WBA's interests. The days of players being conned by clubs into signing deals which disadvantage them are long gone.
What do you want? Daily updates? Do you really think the club isn't keen to sort this out ffs??

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Director of Football
« on: February 28, 2019, 11:47:36 PM »
Missing my point that all these loans hinder the development of our youngsters who are coming through the ranks
Exactly who is Holgate keeping out of the team?
And I hope you are not suggesting that the likes of Lecko should be installed in place of Daley Gayle.
You would have a stronger argument complaining about our own geriatrics cluttering up the squad and hindering our youth development

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Under 23's/ Academy Thread
« on: February 27, 2019, 11:40:40 AM »
Ended up going on the off chance as something else got cancelled and really glad i did.

One of the most enjoyable games i have watched in a long time, the young lads were a credit to the club.

Aside from a 20 minute spell middle of the first half we outplayed Everton and 2 of their goals came from an Albion player error, the football we play is brilliant, they pass the ball with purpose and pace and the skill and technique of the players is brilliant.

Two blokes who were sat by me (think they were with the FA by how they were talking) were saying before that Everton are of the top youth academies and i think they thought they would win comfortably, i think we lost 10-0 to them earlier this season, but last night we were a different level to them.

In the end Everton just lost their rag and were quite cynical, some bad tackles, couple of off the ball incidents (including a forearm smash!) but Albion just kept playing the football.

Stand out players were the Albion number 6 who played left centre half, think he was the captain (might be name Harmon) very good player and organiser. The right back was a good player, Solanke who played centre midfield was quality (he gave first goal away but other than that) and second half Tulloch was brilliant, he played more as a team player and it showed, Everton were scared stiff. The sub who came on Gardner Hickman, scored the 4th goal but also looked a very good player.

However the standout player is Morgan Rogers, if last night is anything to go by, we have something very special. He is a big lad but very quick, brilliant feet, he glides past people and his first touch is top draw, the two blokes i mentioned above both said that pretty much every top team in europe, not just England want him, but the big plus for Albion is apparently he is a big Albion fan and can see a pathway into the first team under Moore.

Its obviously a big step from youth to first team but watching it last night was a pleasure and i will certainly be making an effort to go the semi final.
Agree wholeheartedly with your comments.
My wife said it must have been the best pound that I've spent this season, judging by my demeanor when I got home.
My only gripe? The club did not produce enough team sheets for the attending fans. I guess you were in the same position of not being able to easily identify all of our players, given your questioning of Harmon's identity in your report.
Comedy moment? The Everton goalie claiming serious injury from the slightest contact, and miraculously recovering once the crowd poured scorn on his playacting.
Maybe some of DM's critics should bear in mind his attachment to, and his knowledge of these kids, and his part in their undisputed development.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Under 23's/ Academy Thread
« on: February 26, 2019, 09:36:23 PM »
Just back from the game.
Pity they have the same tendency to give away silly goals as their elders. ::)
Great fighting spirit.

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