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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: New Zealand Mosque Shooting
« on: March 15, 2019, 12:14:12 PM »
The world is truly mad.
RIP to all the victims.
All religions have their inbedded lunatics.

Ultimately irrelevant but how do we know the terrorist was religious? Just described as someone espousing 'far right, anti-immigrant views on the BBC.

Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: New Zealand Mosque Shooting
« on: March 15, 2019, 12:11:21 PM »
Absolutely sickening - sometimes you just feel ashamed to belong to the same species.

Condolences to the victims, their families and the people of New Zealand.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: February 24, 2019, 10:13:59 AM »

... Or clutching at straws?

Synonymous.  ;)

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: February 23, 2019, 10:13:36 PM »
Definitely a poor result and frustrating performance tonight. But, I think there is a massive overreaction from a lot of people ... we are still in touching distance, granted, Leeds on Friday night is a massive game.

We've just came through a packed February, with an FA Cup replay thrown in there. Many said Feb would dictate our season and I remember some saying if we are still in top 6 come end of Feb then we will be in good shape. We took 10 points from a possible 15 against tricky teams; Boro, Stoke, Forest, Villa and QPR.

Fortunately, after the Leeds game our fixtures open up with an opportunity to turn our home form around and build momentum for the final stretch, against Ipswich and Swansea.

3 of Leeds' 5 next games are against us, Bristol and Sheffield United. Sheffield United have Wednesday, Leeds away and Bristol in their next 5 games. Norwich's fixtures aren't as difficult, but they lost away at Preston in the week, anything can happen.

It's far from over. If and it's a big IF, if we can get a result at Leeds and kick on against Ipswich at home then there's no reason why we can't finish in the top 2 come May.

Keep the faith. I think in August if we were told we would be 4th and 4 points from automatics with 12 games to play, we would've happily taken it given it was Big Dave's first real attempt in a tricky division.

COYB. When do we ever do it the easy way?

The voice of reason!

Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Shamima Begum
« on: February 21, 2019, 01:43:10 PM »
So we get the kid over here and his mother is somewhere else.
He be looked after by jer relatives
Little Jarrah (remember from where his name derives) goes to school first day:

Mrs Cohen, his teacher says good morning Jarah. That's an interesting name how did that name come about?
 :-X :-X
Right Jarah is mommy picking you up from the gate?   :-X :-X
Where's daddy?  :-X :-X

The point I'm trying to make is the kid will have his head filled with all sorts of rubbish he'll be walking round with sticks of dynamite in his sandwich box before he leaves school.
He'll be told his father was a freedom fighter against the infidels, his mother was stripped of her citizenship by the country in which she was born.
What sort of future will that kid have and what is the potential risk?
The best place for him is with his mother and not here

I'd have to respectfully disagree with you there. It's one thing to contemplate stripping the mother of her citizenship but the child is completely innocent. Barring someone from the citizenship they are entitled too when they have done nothing wrong sets an abysmal precedent and makes a mockery of everything this country purports to stand for. British citizenship is precious - let's not wipe our arses on it.

Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Shamima Begum
« on: February 20, 2019, 03:29:45 PM »
Baby son of Shamima Begum, who left UK to join IS, could be granted UK citizenship says Home Secretary Sajid Javid - despite his mother being stripped of hers after asking to return to Britain.

Damn right too. Not the child's fault.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: February 20, 2019, 09:48:59 AM »
I'm glad I was working until after the match had finished - the ticker could not have taken it. Massive, massive result which puts us right back in the mix. Bring on the Blunts on Saturday!

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Best supported clubs in Championship
« on: February 20, 2019, 09:46:02 AM »
As others have said, smaller capacity, more tv games. Stoke's attendance figures are rather dubious too - no way was their crowd against us anywhere near 27k.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: who are our "local rivals"
« on: February 18, 2019, 02:10:06 PM »
As others have pointed out it depends on your age and where you're from. It's always been the Vile for me personally but I don't think anyone can seriously deny that in recent times (since the early 90s at least) the rivalry with Wolves has been far more intense.

Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Car crash
« on: February 14, 2019, 05:21:36 PM »
Did we expect anything else?

In fairness I wouldn't expect them to treat any other 97 year old differently.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Villa away tickets
« on: February 14, 2019, 05:18:52 PM »
Phew, I think I'd rather wash in the River Ebola, How are you going to deal with the nausea?

By transmitting mercilessly negative vibes to the Vilers on the pitch and smiling daggers at those around me. I'm actually quite hopeful about our prospects on Saturday as my recent record as an 'Enemy Within' has been nothing short of exemplary - I go to the Custard Bowl a couple of times a season (my best friend from childhood is a Dingle so don't judge me too harshly) and am on quite a streak - 7 consecutive Dingle defeats (and only one Dingle win in 12). I should get a season ticket  ;D

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Villa away tickets
« on: February 14, 2019, 02:23:27 PM »
Anyone who was tickets in the home end, where are you sitting?

We're in the Doug Ellis upper

Holte End lower. Wearing a hazmat suit would doubtless arouse suspicion so Lady Macbeth levels of hand washing will be required after the match.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: February 13, 2019, 12:12:17 AM »
I actually thought we knocked it round really well and completely dominated the game. Forest were awful, not us.

Didn't deserve to be 1-0 down at half time, but annoyed at us not capitalising after we got the equaliser and were on top. 2 really soft goals to give away and Forest's only chances.

If we didn't concede the first one after 6 mins I think we'd have comfortably gone on to win 2-0 or so, we were by far the better team and Forest were chasing shadows most of the first half. Issue was they scored early and knew they could then sit back and let us try to break them down. Once we were back on level terms we could play our game again and this showed up until they got their second.

Thought we deserved the 3 points on the balance of the game and Forest were one of the worst teams I've seen us up against this season. Literally offered nothing apart from hoofing it up front for us to win it back. Their left-sided centre back kicked it out for a throw-in or aimlessly forwards more than I've seen in the six nations.

Can tell we're missing the creativity of Phllips/Barnes though. Struggled to break down their 10 behind the ball. Not impressed with Murphy at all and Gayle offers nothing on the left wing, forcing us to look down the right hand side, which when Murphy is having a mare doesn't end well.

Thought SJ had a good game again and his distribution was spot on, as did Tosin, who won everything in the air and apart from a few nervy touches seemed in control.

Dawson's distribution is shocking and always has been, needs to just offload instead of trying to be clever.

The two wing backs were very bright, and made up for our lack of true width for most of the game. I was however confused as to why we kept persisting with crossing the ball in from the wing backs with only 1 in the box.

Thought Livermore had an alright game, certainly was the centre of most things in the first half. Harper again great, showing really strength, desire and skill, unlucky with his volley too, but fades badly after 60 mins.

Johansson didn't really do anything of note and was rightly subbed IMO. J-Rod provided the finish when it mattered and made some good runs. Thought Barry was good once he came on too.

Special note for Claudio who came and clapped us in the Smethwick at the end which I thought was a nice touch.

Just got back from a fairly dismal day at work so I am going to take your more positive assessment as gospel.
Boing Boing and bring on the Vile

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Ticket Info & Requests
« on: February 11, 2019, 04:29:18 PM »
Just got mine,what's the latest sales anyone know?
I did ask the girl in ticket office she just said a good crowd is expected!

Doubt it'll be all that good. We've struggled to pull in the punters for the midweek games all season.

General Football & Sports / Re: Anything Birmingham City
« on: February 10, 2019, 02:36:13 PM »

Sad to see Fred Pickering has died. I remember him playing out of his skin in the 68 semi final at Vile Park and being desperately unlucky to be on the losing side. Excellent player.


Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Ticket Info & Requests
« on: February 07, 2019, 12:47:55 PM »
I've been going regularly since 2001 and I have never seen one that low. Bit ironic I think when we see people moaning about not getting a Villa ticket

7,328 against Swansea in the League Cup in 2000.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Oliver Burke (on loan at Celtic)
« on: February 07, 2019, 12:40:34 AM »
I was only teasing when questioning the cleanliness of the men in hoops and those who follow them. A bit of teasing inevitably ensues when a Rangers fan marries into a family full of the heretics. 

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Ticket Info & Requests
« on: February 06, 2019, 10:57:14 PM »
8,645 there  :o  It was indeed our lowest ever 4th round (or equivalent) crowd at the Hawthorns. Incidentally, 59,448 against Pompey in 1956 is the highest.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: February 06, 2019, 10:31:33 PM »
S***e. Ah well, brave effort from the youngsters.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: February 06, 2019, 10:29:00 PM »
Great chance. FFS. Come on lads!

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: February 06, 2019, 10:18:06 PM »
And the dream's death rattle resounds around the ground. A great opportunity spurned.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Oliver Burke (on loan at Celtic)
« on: February 06, 2019, 10:12:42 PM »
Scored again for Celtic tonight.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: February 06, 2019, 09:57:47 PM »

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: February 06, 2019, 09:45:37 PM »
Typical. Shouldn't be on the pitch though...

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: February 06, 2019, 08:07:31 PM »

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