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General Football & Sports / Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« on: February 14, 2019, 04:24:46 PM »
I think it's down to the catchment area really.  Geographically, left to right, you get....
Wolves...West Brom...Villa...Birmingham

So we're squished between Wolves and Villa.  I'm more from Black Country side so the rivalry is more with Wolves.  I guess if you're closer to Birmingham it would be Villa.  And explains why we don't really have that much rivalry with Birmingham.
This. I'm from the Black Country and it's definitely Wolves, always has been in my 40 odd years supporting. I only knew 2 Villa fans growing up.

Live in Great Barr now, however and it's definitely Villa, don't think I've even seen a Dingle over here.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: If we don’t go up
« on: February 14, 2019, 01:30:35 PM »
Good stat !   very illuminating that is.
That said more clubs in chumps to share the points between, would surely dilute that number.
Fair point. If you go down to 7th in Champ, still only 17% though.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: If we don’t go up
« on: February 14, 2019, 01:11:32 PM »
its remarkable that we are maintaining our position while not performing well, Is this a measure of the quality in the league ??
Regardless of quality, the league is just more competitive. Of the total points available in the Prem, to date, 21% have been won by the top 6, compared to just 15% in the Champ.

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Next Match Forum - 16/02 Aston Villa (A) / Re: Team
« on: February 14, 2019, 12:33:40 PM »
Could Gayle be banned for this? If so what then 451 or straight swap Gayle for Edwards / Tulloch?

Johnstone

Holgate
Dawson
Hegazi
Gibbs

Montero
Harper
Barry
Johanson
Murphy

Rodgriguez

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Dwight Gayle (on loan swap from Newcastle)
« on: February 14, 2019, 11:34:29 AM »
Not heard the comments made by Don but I think he's actually one of the better pundits and can give an actual view of how we are performing given the amount of times he's seen us play. Much worse.
He's a Dingle through and through, no more biased pundit out there. I have to turn sound down just to avoid kicking the telly in!

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: If we don’t go up
« on: February 14, 2019, 11:24:18 AM »
Starting to feel like the Mowbray playoff season, we just can't string decent results together
Of the top 10, only Norwich (10 points) and Bristol City (an incredible 15 points, still below us though) have a better points total over the last 5 games.
Yes results could be better but we are more than holding our own.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Dwight Gayle (on loan swap from Newcastle)
« on: February 14, 2019, 11:11:48 AM »
Expect a flood of retrospective actions now.
If they have to do it for one player then they have to do it for all of them.
We know they won't though, it really was just trial by Sky and Dingle Don hammering the point. He wasn't so outraged about Grabben's leg-breaker, funny that!

As someone else suggested, someone at the club should trawl the recent archives for all the dives they can find and send them off to the wonderful FA, agreeing to accept whatever punishment they deem fit, provided every single, subsequent, incident is treated exactly the same way.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Dwight Gayle (on loan swap from Newcastle)
« on: February 14, 2019, 08:56:40 AM »
Being pessimistic, I think Gayle will be found guilty.

As always the FA is sending a signal to the big clubs, whose players simulations /diving etc., is witnessed most weeks without similar retribution.

In clobbering the "smaller clubs" they hope the message gets through without the need of a high profile case that reflects badly on the world wide branded product that is the Premier League
In a nutshell mate.
Make an example of us rather than having to embarrass one of the chosen few. Was Sterling ever charged, Or Salah?

Don't get me wrong, if this is the first in a wave of bans to outlaw diving, then I'm all for it but, does anyone really think that, if Lacazette takes a dive against little old Southampton this weekend, they will do the same?

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Darren Moore
« on: February 13, 2019, 01:08:06 PM »
I think we have hit another crunch time now. Similar to the death throes of 352, the 433 is now not working very well, which granted is mainly down to the loss of Barnes and Phillips but, as neither will be returning anytime soon, we need a change.

Whatever that change is, whether 451 or even a return to 352, Moore needs to act quickly as our home form is becoming embarrassing.

Thankfully, we are still in and around the top 2 so it's not too late, but we do need to kick on now as it will go right to the wire.

I have been impressed with his subs though over the last 2 games, he has acted timely and got them mostly bang on. Last night, Livermore was not just poor but actually a bit of a liability, but there was a time where Moore would have stuck with him, instead he acted and got him off and we looked far better with Barry on the field.

If last night highlighted anything though, it was the weakness in our squad. Livermore, Dawson, Gibbs, Rodriguez and Gayle, all highly cossetted by some, were all poor. Add to that, the new signings Murphy and, to a lesser extent, Johanson were no better and it shows how important it is to find a system that plays to their strengths rather than highlighting their many frailties.

Business end of the season is fast approaching and all sides will be feeling the strain, we need to re-group and come out all guns blazing, starting on Saturday!!!

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Jake Livermore
« on: February 13, 2019, 12:11:19 PM »
Sorry, but Livermore was beyond poor last night. Yes the pass to him that lead to their goal was a disaster but he was half asleep and on his heels and that's how he stayed for the rest of his time on the pitch.
He just reminds me of Gardner, he is very good at looking industrious whilst contributing virtually nothing. Can't tackle, can't pass, definitely can't shoot and when he does show for the ball he invariably slows play down.
Harper and Barry are our best central midfielders now with Johanson and Field next in line.

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Last Match Forum - 12/02 Nottingham Forest (H) / Re: After Match Debate
« on: February 12, 2019, 10:59:32 PM »
Our goal-scoring record is still only marginally worse since he left, and that also coincided with the injury to Phillips as well a relatively tough run of games, so I would say we're not missing him as much as you may think.

Conceding 5 in the last two home matches is more of an issue at the moment.
Fair point mate and thanks for the positive spin. Hopefully getting Phillips back will further lessen the loss.

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Last Match Forum - 12/02 Nottingham Forest (H) / Re: After Match Debate
« on: February 12, 2019, 10:52:28 PM »
My glass is half full.
I'd rather go to Vile Park believing we will win than expecting to lose.

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Last Match Forum - 12/02 Nottingham Forest (H) / Re: After Match Debate
« on: February 12, 2019, 10:48:13 PM »
Lose and it’s 4 points from 12, or 9 from 27. Not good enough
My glass is half full.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Darren Moore
« on: February 12, 2019, 10:46:37 PM »
no matter what we thought of Pulisball at least he was tactically aware this coaching staff is anything but and the football is becoming as bad. Moore and Jones look clueless and will cost us our best hope of promotion, same mistakes cost us week in week out and think we will end up outside play offs.
Yeah, tactically aware enough to play 9 at the back at home against Bournemouth, Huddersfield, Watford etc. etc. etc.

Boro are also below us by the way.

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Last Match Forum - 12/02 Nottingham Forest (H) / Re: After Match Debate
« on: February 12, 2019, 10:39:27 PM »
No defending that but it is our "superior" , best in the division , players who were rubbish, Jrod, Dawson, Gibbs all woeful tonight and Livermore, well that was as bad a performance I've seen since Ronnie Wallwork.

No defending Moore tonight though, we lacked in every area and looked devoid of creativity. Starting to look like we were a one man team and that one man was the boy Harvey Barnes.

Positves : Harper (again) if Livermore ever keeps him out of the side again then plots have really been lost! and got a point with a truly cack performance.

Win at Villa and it's 7 points from 9 though.

Coyb.

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Last Match Forum - 12/02 Nottingham Forest (H) / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: February 12, 2019, 01:11:29 PM »
Need to sort home form out, starting today.
2-0

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Last Match Forum - 12/02 Nottingham Forest (H) / Re: Team
« on: February 12, 2019, 11:58:30 AM »
DM will not be dropping JRod anytime soon and he shouldn't be thinking too in my opinion. JRod offers us a lot in terms of work rate and always pops up with a goal.

Also, just to play devils advocate, I read that Gayle's goal per minute ratio is better from the wide position than it is through the middle.
Agree re JRod, whilst I think he's lacking as a striker, we have no-one better to play that role so, if fit, he plays for me.
Any word on Kanu's injury? Think he will also start if fit.

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Last Match Forum - 12/02 Nottingham Forest (H) / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: February 12, 2019, 10:32:47 AM »
Leko's nowhere near a start I'm afraid. If Murphy doesn't start it will be HRK (if fit) or Montero.

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Last Match Forum - 12/02 Nottingham Forest (H) / Re: Team
« on: February 11, 2019, 10:48:09 AM »
I would still play Bond but Big Dave won't. Harper in for Livermore other than that unchanged. Let's see if Murphy can up his game. He received a knock at Stoke so if he's unfit Montero to come in.


                                       Bond (but it will be Johnstone)

Holgate             Dawson                   Hegazi               Gibbs

                  Harper           Barry                Johansen

Murphy                            Rodriguez                          Gayle


Subs: Johnstone, Mears, Bartley, Livermore, Field, Brunt, Montero
This would be my starting 11. Won't drop Johnstone or Livermore so will be the same as Saturday, which I don't mind if it generates the same result.
Need Phillips back asap though.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: If we don’t go up
« on: February 11, 2019, 09:16:02 AM »
I still think we will be in a strong position if we don't go up, as we have a lot of sellable assets. The likes of Rondon, Rodriguez, Dawson, Gibbs, Livermore, Hegazi, Phillips will all command a price, so that fits the self sufficiency model.
Yes, they will have to be replaced, and yes it will be with younger, cheaper options, but that doesn't necessarily mean worse. We don't have to sell them all though, dependant on contracts, we only sell if it's right for the club.
We don't have a lot of expensive deadwood draining the wage bill, like the Villa did, so our destiny should still be in our own hands and I'd be more than happy to let Moore and Jones oversee this transition. Better that than someone like Moyes, Hughes or Allardyce anyway.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: What have we lacked this season?
« on: February 11, 2019, 08:49:38 AM »
I don't think we've underperformed at all, I expected us to struggle to acclimatise to the division, a bit like Stoke and Swansea. I also think our squad is over-rated by many, in that, yes it's a good Championship squad but is certainly not Prem quality or head and shoulders above all others..
The fact that we are stable in the top 6 and within touching distance of the top 2 has exceeded my expectations.

I do agree with Jacko that we have been too defensive at times in CM and the back 3 was a mess once it had been "found out". Moore has reacted to both of these things though and it has consolidated our position. To go from 352 to 433 and have the impact on goals conceded that it has, does not suggest a lack of tactical nous to me.

In game management has been the biggest concern for me, which I think is down to inexperience and needs to improve.

All in all though, I am happy with how we are doing and hope that the new signings can kick us on into the top 2. If not, I would fear no-one in the play offs, not even the dark one up at Boro or the messiah down the Villa.

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Last Match Forum - 09/02 Stoke City (A) / Re: After Match Debate
« on: February 10, 2019, 03:02:07 PM »
Thought we were very good 1at half and saw out the game well.
Hegazi, Gibbs and Barry superb. Rodriguez was poor but would still pick him as we have no better option and can't argue with his goalscoring record and his bromance with Gayle certainly seems to work.
Livermore different though, he was poor again despite being preferred over a far better footballer in Harper.
Get Phillips, Harper and maybe Bond in for Murphy, Livermore and Johnstone and I think we have our best 11.
Great win though.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Rekeem Harper
« on: February 08, 2019, 01:52:46 PM »
Rekeem Harper has won the Coral Player of the Month award for January.

Congratulations and well deserved, let's hope we get his new contract sorted ASAP
Un-droppable now surely?

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Confession
« on: February 08, 2019, 11:58:59 AM »
I have a bit of a confession to make folks.

To be clear; In 40 odd years of watching Albion, I have never wanted us to lose a game.

On Wednesday, however, I was not as "committed" as usual, the reason being, due to a massive oversight on my part, I arranged my wedding for Cup Final day!! Needless to say, I was slightly relieved that I no longer had a decision to make, come May 18th. (My idea of a "Skype" wedding didn't go well, nor did changing the venue to Wembley registry office) ::)

Anybody got any tales of awkward conflicts of interest caused by our beloved Baggies?

Thought it might lighten the mood for a Friday but, if it's in the wrong place, Mods, please move.

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Last Match Forum - 09/02 Stoke City (A) / Re: Match Officials
« on: February 08, 2019, 11:34:57 AM »
Never heard of any of them which I hope is a good thing.

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