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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Jeff Astle poem
« on: Yesterday at 02:26:36 PM »
So privileged to see the King play at the first game i saw Albion in 1969 and of course he scored the opening goal!

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The only decent player Atkinson bought was Batson, he inherited a very very good side that Giles, Allen and to some extent Howe had built.
The other signings he made Deehan, Miils, (he broke the British transfer record for him) Barnes, and Owen weren't as good as the players he let go.
Under his watch we lost Cantello, Cunningham, and he took Robson and Moses to United with him and also wanted Regis and Statham.
The bloke was all himself like Peace was, i hate him with a passion.
Ronnie Allen should have been given a contract in his first term here, he could spot a player, and he wouldn't have left here except in a box.
Yes but remember the money dried up to when the the Director that bank rolled us (Silk) was killed in that plane crash.

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Those of us who were around in the late 70’s under Big Ron understand- quite simply it was breath taking football and the green and yellow epitomised the brand of football we played. The best time as an Albion fan.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: June 04, 2019, 01:10:17 PM »
This is all a bit of a farce now? I think we still would have made the play offs had we kept Moore. Had we bought in a highly financially incentivised experienced manager we may well have gone up.
The only crumb of comfort is that we rushed into Pardew and look what happened but we do make it so hard for ourselves. Dan Asworth would be my first call for advice had he not gone to the other Albion.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Darren Moore sacked
« on: March 10, 2019, 09:33:09 AM »
I have to say that as a fan for over 50 years i did not see that coming but the reality is that with the squad we have and the money spent (compared to the competition) means we should be miles clear  at the top of the table and we are under achieving big time, so it has to be the right decision.
You have to feel for Moore, he is a great bloke but we need somebody who is a tactician and a motivator - we need to get up this season or next.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Sam Johnstone
« on: December 25, 2018, 08:08:29 PM »
Hoult in his prime was number 1 for me ahead of Osborne, Godden Miller and Foster..

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Without doubt the 11 straight defeats under the dreadful Alan Buckley including the 0-3 loss at home to Wolves was my worst time although the Don Howe relegation season in the early 70's and the Talbot and Gould regimes still haunt me too.

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General Football & Sports / Re: Official: Ben Foster joins Watford
« on: September 24, 2018, 10:51:14 AM »
He's a snake. Great keeper but refusing to go on pre season forcing a move. Nah did it for me hero to zero in weeks,
Good keeper but still not up there with Osborne, Holt, Godden and Miller in my book,out for along time injured and was well looked after so his poor attitude at the end was hard to take. I reckon he has stayed living in Stratford as his commute is not that much longer to Watford so i guess he is the real winner. Player power wins again.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Daniel Sturridge Joins Albion On Loan
« on: January 29, 2018, 09:17:39 PM »
Fantastic piece of business - let's hope he stays fit. Better than buying Deeney.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Jonas Olsson
« on: March 23, 2017, 01:23:26 PM »
Great result for Jonas and the club at exactly the right time for both. As Pulis says a true professional and also a great guy. Jonas will always be one of my favourite all time Albion players - good luck, i will always remember Jonas as true and loyal Albion man who always did his best and will be sadly missed.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: January 03, 2017, 02:01:00 PM »
That's just comical.......do you sit next to me in the East Stand? The guy on my right is a complete ray of sunshine too.
It wasn't much better with some in Halford's Lane - I was shocked at some of the negativity and anti Pulis venom at times around me.
Incidentally it was a toss up between Jacob and Fletcher with me as to who was man of the match?

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General Football & Sports / Re: Tony Pulis
« on: December 31, 2016, 07:28:32 PM »
Seems like we have ourselves an excellent manager
Bang on well said - Certainly up there with Atkinson, Allen and Giles in my book.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: October 16, 2016, 06:42:41 PM »
It was my first visit of the season yesterday and I was very impressed with the commitment and organisation of the team. We sat near Pulis and his passion and ability to bark out effective instructions from the technical area was impressive. The display certainly did not mirror a lot of the negativity on this site.
I think we deserved the point overall and it was an encouraging performance. We knitted well together but did look vulnerable to pace on the RH side of defense.
Two Spurs fans were also ejected for celebrating their goal - makes you wonder how they got their tickets in Halfords lane.

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Hoult/Godden
Batson/Ballis
Statham/Clement
Wile/Mardon
Robertson/Bennett
Brown/Koumas
Robson/Chadlis
Cantello/Hope
Astle/Hughes
Regis/Taylor
Johnston/Cunningham

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General Football & Sports / Re: Tony Pulis
« on: September 01, 2016, 01:29:24 PM »
i hear you. but with this squad, very few managers will be able to keep us up. It's also Pulis' squad, so he has more chance than anyone.

Don't get me wrong. When he goes (and I hope it's today) I will dance a jig around the kitchen and crack open the finest bottle of Lidl prosecco. Detest the man. Worst manager we've had in the last 14 years (except maybees Irvine).
I think Pulis is the only manager i can think of who would keep this squad in the top flight - maybe Allardyce?
For that reason he has my total respect. You cannot make a sow's ear into a silk purse and once again our failure in the window means that survival is our best hope. Make no mistake we will survive but the lack of spending once again limits our ambition. Frustrating as the money for the first time was there.
I do accept some players will not play for us because of the style Pulis adopts but with better players things could have changed. Most Premier League managers would probably fail at The Hawthorns - not Tony which is why i support him. I rank him right up there because I remember Gould, Buckley, Talbot, Howe, Smith, Irvine.............................

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Jay Rodriguez
« on: August 21, 2016, 05:54:24 PM »
AS Danny Murphy said on MOTD we desperately need some space. JR will certainly help in that department.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Guochuan Lai
« on: August 05, 2016, 04:53:18 PM »
Just watched his ITV interview and he comes over ever so well.
http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2016-08-05/video-why-the-new-chinese-owner-of-west-bromwich-albion-thinks-it-was-meant-to-be/?
No notes used but a good knowledge of the club in his head. very interesting he mentioned the 1978 ground breaking tour under Atkinson to China!

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Jeremy Peace
« on: August 05, 2016, 11:39:30 AM »
I cant thank him enough for what he has done for this club. from those dark days in the late 80's and 90's to where we are now is testament to his stewardship.

Thanks for the memories, thanks for consolidating us back in the top flight where we should be and thanks for not just selling to anyone but for your due diligence in being happy with an owner that will continue where you have left off and take us forward hopefully.

Best of Luck Jeremy only ever fond memories of you running this great club
JP has been brilliant for our club. He has been strong and sensible and as a result taken a lot of flack on the way. If he has got this sale right (as i suspect he has for him and WBA) we will be in a very strong position. Thank you Jeremy for all you have done for the club. The suitability you have introduced  while keeping us in the top flight will not be forgotten.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: April 25, 2016, 10:22:41 PM »
Pulis at his best tonight. Would have hated to go into a match of that nature with the likes of Mowbray, Robson, Mel Clarke or Irvine in charge we would have been thrashed.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Our Legends who are they
« on: March 28, 2016, 08:44:55 PM »
I agree with virtually all the above,

But for me who started supporting in 1971 see the Watney Cup final against Colchester and the next four years of decline. Nice bloke but poor football under Don Howe, arrival of Willie Johnston was the highlight, but for a bloke who started the journey of having a group of who appeared to be lower to mid table players and after an initial shakey start saw The Baggies play from 1975 to 1980 a brand of football that was simply mind blowing, the Leicester City of the 1970's, where we went to virtually every game expected to win, the catalyst has to be .......

                                      Johnny Giles
Spot on

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Our Legends who are they
« on: March 28, 2016, 11:30:53 AM »
Len Cantello - so underrated and lynch pin of that great side.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Meggo's lasting legacy
« on: March 13, 2016, 10:06:32 PM »
Haha - what music was he playing out of interest?

He is actually mates with Pulis as it happens.
I think it was Gypsy Kings or something similar - certainly not traditional motivation music.
Yes similar in approach - i think Tony is not quite as surly and has more of a sense of humour. I am surprised Mego has been out of work so long though. Would do a good job for a club fighting relegation.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Meggo's lasting legacy
« on: March 09, 2016, 07:48:04 PM »
Nothing but love for the man

Changed this club around

Great article
Great bloke too. Made the mistake of commenting on the dreadful music in the changing room on before an away game at Portsmouth when my son was mascot. Bob Taylor, Houlty, Big Dave and co found it very amusing as it was something they agreed with but had not dare raise. The glare I got off Gary was never to be forgotten. We won though and the respect the players had for him was immense.

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General Football & Sports / Re: Tony Pulis
« on: March 07, 2016, 01:19:48 PM »
I want another proper manager after Pulis leaves, we are a level above allowing someone to "cut their teeth".
Me too although unlike some i hope Tony stays for many years yet and beds himself in with new owners whoever they maybe!

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General Football & Sports / Re: Tony Pulis
« on: February 04, 2016, 01:59:14 PM »
I don't trust him with a penny of WBA cash and want to see him replaced with a more progressive manager in the summer.
That is harsh - i am sure if Dan Ashworth was still with us it would be different

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