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General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« on: June 30, 2020, 11:00:58 PM »
Wigan play Brentford the weekend.

Unbeaten in 9, haven’t conceded in 7, could do us a massive favour.


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General Football & Sports / Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« on: June 29, 2020, 12:58:09 PM »
Somehow, I do not believe Klop will allow a disintegration in form - because that is what it will be if they  lose to Villa.

Whilst they will remain professional, I wouldn’t be suprised if Klopp plays some of the ‘squad’ players in the game.

Players like Harvey Elliot, Minamino and a few others who need a couple more appearances to get a medal.

Origi, llanana and others might get more game time now.

Hope they put another nail in the villa coffin.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Charlie Austin
« on: June 29, 2020, 12:55:40 PM »
For those wanting Brunt and Barry back in the midfield it’s almost as though the Newcastle game never happened.

Whilst I’m not saying they should be starting, we have underused Brunt this season, his set pieces could have been used over the last few weeks to give us more of a threat.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Team
« on: June 26, 2020, 11:08:35 PM »
Johnstone

Furlong
Hegazi
Ajayi
Gibbs

Livermore
Sawyers
Krov

Pereira
Robinson
Grosicki/Diangana

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: June 26, 2020, 09:55:33 PM »
We look dead on our feet.

Diangana is rusty.
Our striking options are non existent.
Livermore looks knackered.
Hegazi and Phillips look like they’re still in lockdown at home.

Bring Townsend in, bring Grosicki in. Play Austin upfront as Zohore and HRK are useless at the moment.

Have to get a win next game or we are heading for playoffs.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Nathan Ferguson
« on: February 01, 2020, 09:32:00 PM »
There is also the suggestion in the article that he wanted to sign a new deal in the summer but we didn't want to open talks. Loyalty is a two way thing.

Will be ****** off if he goes abroad though just to get a better deal for his agent.

What has really surprised me was the fees being talked about. I thought it was a £4 million down payment but they are saying it was £8 million. Can't help but feel we could have maybe budged to make the deal happen. Real roll of the dice now as to whether we get anywhere near that in the summer when he inevitably leaves.

I suppose the only positive is if he does move to a team in England, we can use these figures at the tribunal to justify how much he is worth.

What will be interesting is if he features for us again as that will also affect his valuation in the summer if it does go to a tribunal.

Whilst I don’t begrudge Ferguson of wanting to go to a premier league team, if we did offer the same terms and he still had not interest then that is disappointing. Seems his agent has an agenda against the club aswell.

For what it’s worth, I don’t actually think he’s that good, think it got overblown with him being one of our own, O’Shea looks a better player to me.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Callum Robinson (on loan from Sheff. Utd.)
« on: February 01, 2020, 07:50:51 PM »
Breath of fresh air today.

Gave us another dimension and a constant threat, could tell he was eager to score.

Once Diangana and Pereira are back, and the introduction of Gros, it gives us a real attacking threat and gives the opposition several things to think about.


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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Under 23's / Academy Thread
« on: February 01, 2020, 07:49:24 PM »
Bilic has played Ferguson, Edwards, Harper, Tulloch and O’Shea this season. Ferguson and Barry both left or have wanted to leave for “bigger clubs” (We would have made 11 mill but for Ferguson’s injury). Think we made 15 Mill on Berahino.
Brown and Daniels are playing for Luton....
Of Sinclair, Dhanda, Izzy Brown, Berahino etc. Which have hit the heights / made it to have amazing careers?

Depends what you define as amazing.

Sinclair is still classed as a premier league striker as he’s still at Watford, albeit out on loan.
Dhanda has 2 goals in 8 games this season in the championship.
Izzy Brown currently playing in the championship.
Berahino has scored goals in the premier league and England under 21 set up, fair enough he’s lost his way but still.

You could say they are all success stories of our academy. The aim of the academy is to produce footballers who are good enough to play league football, of course you want to produce ‘world class’ players, but you only have to look through the football league to see it’s littered with players who have come out of our academy.

Nathan Ferguson almost signing for a premier league team for 11million from half a seasons worth of football out of his natural position.

So overall yes it has been successful, and the money from Saido, Rogers, Barry (when we get it) will continue to help keep the academy in profit.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Filip Krovinovic (on loan from Benfica)
« on: January 26, 2020, 09:43:29 AM »
I think the style of play in the premier league would suit him much better than what he deals with in the championship.



I noticed yesterday he was more positive going forward and also in having a shot. Numerous times this season he hasn’t had a pop at goal when he should.

Could be the game to kick start him for us.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Team
« on: January 26, 2020, 08:29:12 AM »
Need to freshen up. I would have barry in over Livermore  and I would switch out the goalkeeper

I did consider Barry or Brunt starting but think another game so soon after 90 minutes might be too much.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Team
« on: January 25, 2020, 11:28:25 PM »
Johnstone

Furlong
Hegazi
Bartley
Townsend

Livermore
Sawyers

Phillips
Krov
Edwards

Robson Kanu

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Conor Townsend Joins Albion
« on: January 21, 2020, 09:26:59 PM »
Might not be the best player on the pitch but he’s just donated £250 to the fundraiser to get the homeless man from yesterday a season ticket.

Top gesture.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Slaven Bilic
« on: January 21, 2020, 08:23:32 AM »
Important few days for Bilic now. He has clearly stated we need players, so it’s over to the club now and whether they back him to get the job over the line or leave him to turn this rubbish around.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Team
« on: January 21, 2020, 07:58:52 AM »
League has to be priority now with our form.

Bond

O’Shea
Hegazi
Bartley
Brunt

Barry
Harper

Edwards
Krov
Tulloch/ willock

Zohore


Livermore and Sawyers need resting, give Brunt a run out at left back.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Romaine Sawyers
« on: January 21, 2020, 12:12:49 AM »
Think it’s time we bring Harper/Barry in and move Sawyers into the 10 role. Too much pressure on Periera to create.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Filip Krovinovic (on loan from Benfica)
« on: August 27, 2019, 08:36:28 AM »
He links up so well with pereira, got to play them both for me

100% agree.

You see it in flashes when they are both on the pitch, they work well and can get the ball moving.

I would throw Sawyers into that mix aswell, he and Krov seem to flow well and pretty much all our moves go through them two.

I think if he can grab a goal soon it will do him the world of good.

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Looks a tidy player, with a good run in the team I can see him becoming a real handful.

As others have said, for certain home games where teams come and sit back with no intention of really attacking us, could be worth slotting Krov into a deeper role and having Pereira in the number 10 role.

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General Football & Sports / Re: Dingle watch - Anything Wolves
« on: August 23, 2019, 10:42:15 AM »
Thought Torino might atleast cause them some problems at home, but Wolves are swatting them aside. May have to accept that with their squad make up and all of their quality, they will be one of the favourites to win the Europa League this year.

Only their smallish squad and a possible tilt at a top 4 place might derail them.

They wont win the Europa league, I will put my mortgage on that. They will do ok in the group stages and may even go through, but will get knocked out by whoever comes into the Europa league from the Champions league.

And they wont be anywhere near the top 4 either. The usual top 6, Leicester and Everton will finish above them.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Sam Johnstone
« on: August 23, 2019, 09:34:38 AM »
The bloke who runs that WBA rainbow stand account is abit of loose cannon anyway. Seen him have fall outs with numerous WBA fans and ends up just blocking them.

I questioned him on the Sam Johnstone comments, providing him stats about SJ season last year and when he mentioned about him being better with shots from outside the box, I asked him to provide me with some examples where he thinks it should be saved (taking into account if the defender/midfielder hasn't closed down, i.e Reading goal). Still waiting for his reply  ::)

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Anyone Else Slightly Concerned??
« on: August 22, 2019, 09:46:42 AM »
Exactly this.

You can't expect a group of players to go through so many changes - personnel, tactics, etc - and come flying out the blocks. We're 4 games in, unbeaten in the league, and haven't hit form yet really.

I still think that when it all clicks we're going to give somebody a proper shoeing.

I think we will do it this weekend against Derby.

Can see they pressing us and trying to take the game to us, leaving us some space on the counter.

We will look a better team away from home when teams try to attack us.


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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Anyone Else Slightly Concerned??
« on: August 22, 2019, 08:47:51 AM »
I think the concerns are valid, but I do still feel it is too early to hit the panic button. We are playing particularly good football currently, and the new players we have signed are primarily our attacking players so they need to get used to each others strengths yet and develop that understanding which I think will come sooner rather than later. You saw with some of the link up play late on, we will create chances and I fancy Austin and Zohore to both start to find their feet in front of goal.

Think we saw that in flashes last night with Periera and Krov linking up well.

Krov and Sawyers seem to flow quite smoothly too, give it another 5-10 games and I think they all be on the same wave length.

The signs are there for us to become a good team, its just a bit rusty at the moment.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Sam Johnstone
« on: August 22, 2019, 08:44:44 AM »
The goal last night was the midfields fault and weren't much Johnstone could have done.

Fed up of seeing the negative comments to be honest. Johnstone is quite active on twitter and instagram and will see a lot of the negativity every day, you can imagine some of those comments will eventually get to him which in hindsight will start to affect his performances. I wouldn't mind if half the time he is to blame  ???

I have said it before, there aren't many keepers in the championship that I would have over SJ.

You only have to go and look at some of the goals Butland has conceded this season.

How about we actually support our goalkeeper, we have been spoilt with Foster for so long. Johnstone was asked to play out from the back at every occasion last year and they way we set up exposed him massively, this season we aren't so reliant on playing out all the time and he looks more comfortable. He also made the most saves in the division last year which again shows how open we were.

DM, Shan and now Bilic are all happy with him as our number 1, maybe some of the constant moaners should just let him concentrate on his football.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: OUT ON LOAN THREAD
« on: August 22, 2019, 08:35:56 AM »
Field and Leko both started for Charlton last night, with Leko setting up the goal.


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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: August 22, 2019, 08:35:27 AM »
Johnstone poor.
Still shaky from set pieces but better.
Sawyers had his least effective game.
Livermore needs dropping, definitely for home games
Phillips was ok. Krovonovic not in the game enough.
Diangana ok.
Austin was poor but in fairness we needed another body closer to him
Looked better with 2 wide players and perreira playing for the striker.

Can you expand on your comments on Johnstone and Livermore for me please.

Would love to know what Johnstone did that was poor last night. The blame for their goal lies on the outfield players not even attempting to close down the Reading player.

Livermore yesterday put in one of his better performances I thought and has had a solid start to the season.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Anyone Else Slightly Concerned??
« on: August 22, 2019, 08:33:00 AM »
I have to say for all the good football we are playing, I am concerned about where the goals are going to come from if we are to challenge for promotion. I just cant see where we will score goals?? Austin will no doubt chip in with a few, but other than that where are the other guys that will bring the necessary goal tally we will need? The 'attacking 3' aren't natural goal scorers. If the fullbacks get forward then the 2 wide men from the '3'3 need to get in the box more often, in order to pose a threat. We are really good to watch, but in the last 3rd I dont feel we offer enough of a threat in the box.? Or am I being paranoid?

We were spoilt last year with Gayle and Rodriguez both hitting over 20 goals. If you look at our goals last year we relied on them a lot, with the next top scorer being Barnes on 9 and when you factor in he wasn't even with us from January, shows you how far behind the next scorer was.

This season we need the wingers and other players to be chipping in, Diangana/Periera/Phillips all need to be near the 10 goal mark, Austin/Zohore if they can get over 10-15 each, then if Krov, Edwards etc all chip in with 5-8 goals.

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