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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: April 13, 2019, 05:56:23 PM »
Hopefully today makes them think again about Neil. Not good enough.

Think I agree. Not convinced by the guy.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: April 10, 2019, 01:23:13 PM »
My biggest worry is, who will be deciding our next manager?? Jenkins and the Board, or Lai?? Not that I have much confidence in either option. But it will almost undoubtedly be a cheap option. We clearly don't learn from past experience when it comes to appointments. Lai needs us in the premiership ASAP, so I cant see a young enthusiastic manager being appointment. Every year we spend away from the Greed League Lai's investment goes further down the drain.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: April 09, 2019, 08:58:08 PM »
Frankly I wouldn't take there job if it was offered to me. And I don't think any self respecting manager out there will either. At the moment the club is a complete mess, and I fear we haven't reached the bottom of the barrel yet. It's going to be a long journey, , and not necessarily a happy one. I fear we are going back to the bad day of the late 80's

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Rekeem Harper
« on: March 03, 2019, 12:37:11 PM »
Well if he's anything like most youngsters, his head will be turned by big bucks elsewhere, playing in the reserves, only to become lost at a League 1 club.
I fear we've missed the boat here (Again) with yet another good youngster.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Darren Moore sacked
« on: February 27, 2019, 04:46:28 PM »
I don't really get the issue with DM. Are we so arrogant as supporters that we expected to win this league by 20 points? This is a tough league, and only 3 teams out of 24 will go up. Many Relegated teams have struggled over the years. We have a new coach, who is learning his trade on the hoof. There was always going to be some ups and downs, but its a darn site more exciting than being bottom 4 in the Premiership, trying to just avoid defeat each week. We will NEVER be on a par with a lot of the Premiership clubs, unless some stupidly mega rich Arab buys us out. We need to keep our feet on the ground and remember who we are. It wasnt too long ago we were playing the likes of Bury at home on a freezing January night.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Darren Moore sacked
« on: February 24, 2019, 10:28:07 AM »
A minute an a half of injury time left and we win a free kick just inside uor half. I'm screaming at SJ to get the ball into the box. He is dithering, but then plays a 5 yard square ball. I despair. There comes a point with virtually the last kick where we needed it in their box. But no, we had to continue with tippy tappy. I love the fact we are trying to play football, but for gods sack, theres a time and a place for it.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Hal Robson-Kanu
« on: January 24, 2019, 01:12:35 PM »
HRK or Fabian De Freitas - It's a tough call :)

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Darren Moore sacked
« on: November 03, 2018, 04:50:14 PM »
Looks like the bubble may be bursting. I hope not, but this run needs to stop, and quickly.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Darren Moore sacked
« on: October 29, 2018, 03:31:58 PM »
With regards the 3 central players at the back are uncomfortable, and cant play the ball out of defence - That's still the case in a back 4. Are we actually accepting that the well paid players cant pass a ball 20 yards?? I don't think we had to money to go out and spend in the summer, so we were left with what we got - 2nd rate players. Jenkins will continue to keep a tight rain on spending, so I don't expect much come January. In theory, if a team look to mark our best players out the game, it should open up for other players?? It's 11 v 11, and we need to find ways to win when teams try to close us down. Allegedly we have one of the best squads in the league. We need to attack with more urgency, not let the opposition settle. Basically WE should be dictating the game, not the opponents. We are still only a few games into the season, trying to implement an entirely new system, that 99% of us were begging for. Sort the back 3 and I think its a decent system.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Kyle Bartley
« on: October 29, 2018, 03:18:49 PM »
Seeing that 99% of posters think the same way regarding Bartley, you may as well close this topic :)

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Nacer Chadli
« on: August 28, 2018, 03:12:15 PM »
Here club are desperate to get him of wage bill and their will be movement by close of window.

On basis of bad back, then how will he pass a medical??

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Nacer Chadli
« on: August 28, 2018, 02:00:09 PM »
He's being in Belgium seeing a back specialist so unless Jones was lying....he most definitely has an injury.

Mmmm, a back injury. Very hard to prove the player a liar in that case. Very interesting. The 'injuries' keep on coming for the guy. Be interesting to see what happens when Belgium next play !!!

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Guochuan Lai
« on: August 28, 2018, 01:58:07 PM »
People dont stay rich for long if they throw their money around. I dont think for one minute Lai thought we would get relegated, but doing so has left him im an awkward situation. Was he really ever going to put millions of pounds into the club?? He's in it for the profit. It's not a toy like Chelsea is to Abramovich- He can afford to waft money around. Lai isn't rich enough to do the same. Wierd when you consider he's allegedly worth over £1b. Nowadays you need to be a multi billionnaire to play with a football club. Lai hopes to increase Albions exposure in the East, which in turn would increase revenue. This has taken a hit since we got relegated. We will have to stand on our own two feet for the foreseeable future i guess.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Tyrone Mears signs official
« on: August 28, 2018, 01:47:53 PM »
I guess he's a gap filler until we can buy a permanent player in January. He's certainly not ideal, but he can act as cover for 4 months. Hopefully wont be needed. Seems that DM's hands are tied when it comes to spending money.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Craig Dawson
« on: August 21, 2018, 11:45:10 AM »
Regardless of his ability, if his attitude is wrong he shouldn't be anywhere near the 1st XI. The ball is in his court now. Knuckle down and get the move he craves, or sulk in the reserves and watch his career go down the drain. It's his call.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Craig Dawson
« on: August 14, 2018, 04:06:54 PM »
Whats happening with Dawson?? Is he out of DM's plans due to his transfer request?? It's an awkward one this - do you play him ahead of a player thats committed to the club? We certainly could do with him at the heart of the defence, but seeing he has basically said I dont want to play for you anymore, what do you do?

I think he was a late developer. Didnt have a brilliant season last year, but has hit the ground running this year. All clubs let players go that turn into good players later in their careers. Just happens. As a manager if you dont fancy a certain player, you let him go. Its all relative. If we all picked our best 1st XI we would select different players.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: At last we are top of the league!
« on: August 14, 2018, 03:59:35 PM »
And out of all that money wages took about 70% !!!!

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Allan Nyom
« on: August 14, 2018, 03:57:59 PM »
Unfortunately if you want to earn the big bucks, you have to accept criticism. I don't condone nasty abuse, but supporters from all over the world will pick up on poor performances, poor effort etc etc. Partly because we would give our right arm to be in their position, but because they have no affiliation to the club (Odd exception granted) its just a job at the end of the day. It comes with the territory. Players know this. Most supporters will cut players a little slack if they can see them giving 110%, but ultimately if you dont perform over a period of time, you will get criticism. Thats life.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Allan Nyom joins Albion
« on: August 12, 2018, 11:29:18 AM »
Responsible for 2 of the goals yesterday. He is a walking disaster.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Gareth Barry
« on: July 26, 2018, 12:52:48 PM »
Certainly puts things into perspective. Dreadful news. Best wishes to Gareth and his family.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Guochuan Lai
« on: July 24, 2018, 06:46:07 PM »

Let's see come the 9th. However this guy we've never heard from him and it's clear he has no interest whatsoever. I remember being excited the 5th August 2016 when this all came to pass. i didn't attend the last four games of last season due to the fact that I felt the club had given up. I see nothing so far that makes me see differently. We are now firmly behind wolves, in terms of ambition and soon villa. How long till blues owners despite to go for it. We are so small time

Are you seriously saying he spent £200m on something he has no interest in?? I dont think any business man would do that, Chinese or not. Yes he will want a return on his investment, so sitting back doing nothing wont cut the mustard. He admits to not knowing about football, so has entrusted the club in other hands. Has he made mistakes?? Yes he has, and hopefully he is putting that right. And it ain't going to happen overnight. Im sure he's not happy to get relegated.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Harvey Barnes Joins Albion on Loan
« on: July 24, 2018, 06:39:53 PM »
Good move by the club. Getting a better player in without splashing cash. Means we have money to spend elsewhere on the squad. spending lots of money is not a guarantee for success. Just look back 12 months and remember!!! We blew sh*t loads last summer, even to the point we needed an overdraft to get through the season, and where exactly did it get us. I have no problem signing a league 2 player, IF he improves our squad.

MY wife hates football, but likes art, so hopefully i can persuade her to watch it :)

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Spiralling transfer fees
« on: July 20, 2018, 03:39:19 PM »
I agree, I'd much rather be competitive in the Championship, than struggle to get 40 points in the Premiership each year, whilst calling 17th place a successful season. So much nicer to have a positive atmosphere around the ground, than doom and gloom. Clubs like our will never compete with the mega rich. It's certainly far from a level playing field anymore.

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