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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Semi Ajayi
« on: Yesterday at 11:41:45 AM »
Good to see us buying somebody who can play in a couple of positions, something we did a lot during our successful spell at the turn of the decade.

Interesting to see where Bilic ends up playing him though. A lot of Rotherham fans seem to think his best performances come from midfield as he can be a bit accident prone at the back. Hopefully we are buying him with a long term view to playing in midfield.
Injury to Hegazi may dictate where he plays for the foreseeable future.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Squad
« on: Yesterday at 11:10:09 AM »
Has hegazi even returned from the summer break yet ?
Good point, not entirely sure. If not though replace with Bartley.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Squad
« on: Yesterday at 10:58:51 AM »
Line up tomorrow could be:

       Nyom Hegazi Ajayi Gibbs
Phillips Harper Livermore Krovinovic Edwards

Starting to look a bit better already, although I would like to think the underlined would not be regular starters. Wishful thinking regarding Johnstone and Livermore, but would like to think we can do better than Nyom and, while I would like nothing more than for Edwards to rip it up this season, it's probably not going to happen.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Kenneth Zohore
« on: July 18, 2019, 02:47:15 PM »
Don’t like Warnock and never have, much prefer Bilic. I will say that Warnock is not an idiot (this is a reason why). “He holds the record for the most promotions in English football, with eight”.
I think Warnock saw him as a target man, which he doesn't appear to be. He doesn't seem great in the air, either from the clips or from Cardiff fans opinions, so can see why he didn't fit a Colin style.
What he does seem to have though is power and pace and he's not scared to take on defenders, which suggests he may perform better in a more free role in a front 2 or 3. Step in Bilic to get the best out of him.
There is no doubt it's a risk but the outlay is not that great, around £4m I believe, with the add-ons only kicking in if he and, therefore we, are successful. In which case even at the full £8m it will be worth it.
Personally, I think he is well worth a shout and could be a very astute bit of business. Only 1 link in the chain though, more are needed for it to fully succeed.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Kenneth Zohore
« on: July 17, 2019, 12:41:57 PM »
hes around a 1 in 3 striker in this league and gets a fair few assists too. He’s a worse Rondon that can shoot rather than a better HRK.
There's a gulf between those two though mate. You can be far, far worse than Rondon but still better than Kanu..

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Kenneth Zohore
« on: July 17, 2019, 12:40:16 PM »
8 million seems to be the new 3-4million from a few seasons ago doesn't it.

It's about the going rate for a striker of this level. The strikers who have the very good seasons tend to go for 12-15million so I think its a fair price based on his achievements in this league.

Play to his strengths and it does sound like we could potentially have a good striker on our hands.

I wont judge a strikers scoring record in a Warnock team, the same way I wouldn't judge a striker in a Pulis team.
Looks like he has an eye for goal if used in the right way. Definitely not a traditional target man though, doesn't score many with his head, which may be why Warnock hasn't got the best of him.
Looking at the youtube clip, I think he could suit a 4-3-3, plenty of power and pace and not scared to run at defenders. Interesting.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: System tactics personnel
« on: July 17, 2019, 10:45:58 AM »
I was just thinking the same, it's pretty hard to play 4-4-2 or 4-2-3-1 with a six aside team.

They'd really have to work aaaaard, what's Tony Pulis up to these days anyway  ;D ?
I've heard Dowling is only considering players with double barrelled names. That way we can put 11 names on the team sheet but only pay 6 wages.

When questioned, his response was; "Down there for dancing, son"  ;)

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: System tactics personnel
« on: July 17, 2019, 10:21:19 AM »
When's our next friendly? Saturday?
Unless we see some signings, I think we'll see a 2-3-1 formation.

3 of those will be out of position.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Director of Football
« on: July 17, 2019, 09:46:39 AM »
I hope not. Hopefully the club are clever enough to put a recall clause in Palmer's deal.

Never understood the need for 3 experienced keepers, I would be happy for us to run with Johnstone, Bond and promote the under 23's keeper in to get some experience, which I believe is Brad House now?

Back on topic of the DoF, does anyone else think Dowling is limited to what he can and cant do in terms of business with his boss being Jenkins? Or do we all think he is as much to blame as Jenkins?
We all know Jenkins is nothing more than an accountant, who knows nothing about football and Dowling is just his Igor, doing his bidding, with a servile "yeeees  maaaster"

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Ahmed Hegazi
« on: July 11, 2019, 04:06:56 PM »
Is he in Spain or still on holiday?

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Darren Moore sacked
« on: July 11, 2019, 09:01:34 AM »
Football is a brutal game, and i am brutally honest. I loved Darren as a player, but as a manager he was totally inept and should never accepted such a big responsibility as taking on the Albion with no previous experience.
For all is ineptitude he now has another job while we are suffering because of his tenancy.
Some people seem to think more of players and manager more than the club they should be supporting.
I am Albion through and through and to me they come before any average player or inept manager.

I would suggest that wishing an ex-player and manager, who has always treated our club with nothing but respect and integrity, all the best in his new role, rather than showering him with disrespectful abuse, does not make someone less of a fan. Quite the opposite in fact.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Darren Moore sacked
« on: July 10, 2019, 08:23:19 PM »
Great news, hope he tears it up. Will look for their results with interest.

Clearly got targets and money so no need to panic, will be busy right up until deadline day I expect.

I think you're right.  I grew to really hate some of  the players that got us relegated.  At the end of that season I'd have been happy to see them all go.  After a year of more attacking style I was warmer towards them.  But my favourite players last season were Barnes and Gayle, not any of the relegation crew.

Right now Phillips is our best attacking player.  I really resented him when we were getting relegated.  His lack of effort, heart and complete cowardice at any sign of a challenge was mind blowing.  He's in the last year of his contract now, so he'll be gone if we get a decent offer (or for free next year).
Any incoming transfer is a risk, regardless whether it's  £1m or £100m, but you are right this needs to happen. The alternative is to keep players that have failed for 2 or 3 seasons and are clearly in decline in terms of ability and / or commitment.
In an ideal world I would not be sad to see the following leave this summer:

No tears shed over Dawson or Rodriguez either but would like Hegazi to stay.

Yes it means a massive rebuild and, therefore a massive risk, but the alternative is to settle for watching us stagnate and probably steadily decline.
S***e or bust season for me, but we have the most exciting manager for years so there will never be a better time.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Morgan Rogers
« on: July 09, 2019, 12:14:33 PM »
Yes, we get the money because he is going to an English club. If he went to Celtic or Barcelona, we would receive a flat £235k
Cheers mate. Didn't we get next to nowt for Brown, Dhanda and Sinclair though, or is this a new ruling?

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Morgan Rogers
« on: July 09, 2019, 11:37:52 AM »
Wow indeed. I thought the fee was pre-fixed at £235k or something? Do we get the £8m? Anyone know how this works?

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Jay Rodriguez
« on: July 08, 2019, 09:38:49 AM »
On his way to Burnley.....

As with Dawson, I just don't think he'll be a regular in the Prem. He won't get the chances that he did in the Championship and his all round game is not strong enough, in my opinion. Life at the lower end of the Prem, is a different kettle of fish, especially for a striker.
We'll miss his goals though and, with Gayle looking like a no go, that is very worrying.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Louie Barry
« on: July 08, 2019, 09:33:50 AM »
Barry will be absolutely 100% sure he can play for Barcelona.  If you're talking about common sense you'd say they are definitely in for him now against maybe they'll be in for him in 2 years.  You don't know what would happen in 2 years at Barcelona, maybe their youth set up changes, maybe with Brexit he wouldn't be allowed to play without a lot of red tape?  You're asking him to turn down an amazing offer for any footballer on the chance of something happening in a couple of years time.   

Why on earth would you pass this opportunity up?  What's the worst that could happen?  He spends 2-3 years there, doesn't make the cut, and comes back to the Championship\Prem?  An 18 year old, who is obviously decent, with 2 years experience playing at Barcelona?  He'd be snapped up.  What's the best that can happen?  He trains and plays with some of the most talented players on the planet and makes the cut at the biggest team in the world.  Tough decision.

As annoying as it is, you really can't blame the player for having his head turned by Barcelona.
I don't know about being turned, it should be doing an Excorist!
Barcelona is an opportunity that doesn't even come for the very best English players. Rooney, Lampard, Gerrard etc. never got to go there. It's most likely a once in a lifetime chance and, if he was my boy, I'd carry him there on me shoulders!

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Rekeem Harper
« on: July 08, 2019, 09:28:36 AM »
Only just seen this and it is great news. Hopefully, he can knuckle down, ensure he's on the team sheet every week and really realise his potential. Exciting talent.
Would also be nice if it sets down a marker, for even younger players who may have their heads turned by bigger clubs. Money's great but you can't beat playing games.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: One month to go
« on: July 08, 2019, 09:21:13 AM »
I'm concerned by the faith shown in Bartley by some.

This is a player who cost us numerous goals/points last season and also should have question marks over his attitude. I want him nowhere near our team.

Livermore is another one who is simply not upto it yet is mentioned in teams. We should be looking to replace him with someone more mobile with a bit of composure on the ball - Field is not that person, I'm afraid.
Agree re Bartley, although he did have a decent end to the season, his attitude on the pitch worries me, doesn't take responsibility, gets out of position and constantly pointing and blaming others.
Livermore, exactly the same.

General Football & Sports / Re: England Cricket Thread
« on: July 03, 2019, 09:29:30 PM »
Great win. Hopefully Sri Lanka was the kick up the arris we needed and we can go on and win it now.

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« on: June 30, 2019, 06:49:03 PM »
Gayle to Stoke I heard today.

General Football & Sports / Re: England Cricket Thread
« on: June 30, 2019, 06:48:12 PM »
Looking at the next game we must surely bat first if we win the toss? Forget pitch, swing and all that bollox just get in and post a score, only time we've struggled is when chasing. Keep it simple and play to our strengths

General Football & Sports / Re: England Cricket Thread
« on: June 30, 2019, 06:41:02 PM »
Showed real class today and beat the (2nd) best in the world.
Let's go all the way now!

General Football & Sports / Re: England Cricket Thread
« on: June 30, 2019, 04:14:31 PM »
Great innings today, apart from Morgan, kids stuff from him again, looks like it will be enough and we'll live to fight another day.
Just wish Morga would drop this arrogant ice man image and admit we are under pressure as the home side, might free his shoulders up a bit.
Quality and we are favourites again, come on England!

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