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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
« 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
« 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.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Spiralling transfer fees
« on: July 20, 2018, 10:34:42 AM »
The football world will eventually cave in on itself when people get fed up with football on TV, and the likes of SKY and BT drastically cut the amount of money they pump into the game. Fees and wages leave a bad taste in my mouth in the world we live in right now. But that goes for a lot of sports. And the fact the so many players act like spoilt brats only adds to the bad taste. You have players on 100k+ that cant even play with both feet. Agents demanding millions to conduct a transfer for their player, doing just a few hours work. It's a complete joke. Do I blame them - No. I would do the same. I blame the system that has allowed greed to take over the game I once loved. When I first had SKY 15 years ago I would watch game after game. But now I can't even sit through 90 minutes without flicking through the other channels. And when I see these 100k super stars unable to control a simple pass it just winds me up. Their wages no longer bare any resemblance to their ability. I am slowly but surely falling out of love with the game.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Crop Of Youngsters 2018
« on: July 19, 2018, 01:21:12 PM »
Dawson is a financial asset and keeping him sat on the bench would devalue that asset, with the obvious knock on effect to the clubs spending power

But why should Dawson play ahead of a player thats pledged his future to us, rather than a player desperate to leave?? He want's out so let him sit out each game.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Kyle Bartley
« on: July 16, 2018, 07:01:53 PM »
Hope he remains fit and I assume will slot into the first team alongside either Dawson or Hegazi

Haven't really seen much of him unfortunately so not sure what to expect

Not Dawson. He'll be long gone. We need to ship him out asap, as he has no interest in playing for us anymore.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Nacer Chadli joins Albion
« on: July 16, 2018, 06:59:29 PM »
How has he allegedly been able to mention to the press that he will sit down and discuss his 'offers' with his agent. I thought we might have something to say about that?? Or is a contract completely worthless now??

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Nacer Chadli joins Albion
« on: July 12, 2018, 06:05:48 PM »
The problem with us 'English' is that we get overly carried away with our views, be them positive or negative. This is fueled by the press and their ridiculous comments. Example - Everyone going bonkers over the national team for reaching a semi final. Would Spain or Germany celebrate this as an achievement?? Same with players. One good game and they are world beaters. We are all guilty. Personally I wouldn't lose any sleep if Chadli left. Lacks an end product too often. Like Nyom but with added flair.

This has nothing to do with Big Dave's ability to manage. This was going to happen no matter who was in charge. When you get relegated certain players will believe they are better than the club. Happens every season when teams go down. The fact these players have effectively gone on strike is down to them, NOT Big Dave. Do you really believe they would still want to be here if a different manager was in charge. They are too good for the Championship (In their own minds) and dont want to accept a 50% pay cut. I can understand their mentality that they want to make as much money as possible, but they have gone about this in totally the wrong way. Sh*t agents will be stirring things up behind the scenes, as they too will earn more money by getting a transfer for their players. We still believe that we are living in an age where loyalty counts, like your Robertsons, Wiles et al. But theres no loyalty now. Their entire careers are driven by money. The more SKY and BT Sport pump money into the greed league the worse it is going to get. We live in a different world now. I dont like it, but thats how it is now.

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