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Looking forward to the season now.
Lets get behind him.

General Football & Sports / Re: Big 4 to become Big 2?
« on: May 29, 2019, 09:36:36 AM »
The situation we find ourselves in now is no worse than the early to mid 90s when we were light years behind Villa, they had some top players, were runners up plus multiple top 6 finishes, League cup wins, they competed regularly in European competition.Then there was Jack Haywoods millions over at Wolves, although that was generally wasted, we were the poorest of poor relations then.

General Football & Sports / Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« on: May 27, 2019, 07:00:38 PM »
Yeah, but i'm talking more about a chain reaction. Let's say he gives the penalty - we miss it and still lose?! Or we don't lose Gayle and don't Brunt while at the same time that underdog nature then doesn't consume us and turn us into fighters.

Not just in football but any walk of life, if you change a minor detail everything that follows will be different, that's my point.

Besides, with that argument of yours what about the many times Bartley didn't have a penalty awarded against him or J-Rods hand ball v Villa is spotted?
i think it’s known as the butterfly effect

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: May 18, 2019, 09:58:59 AM »
We want attacking football, someone with a proven track record, ideally a manager who has had to rebuild a team and achieve promotion soon after.
I’d take Mowbray back, he’s got more appeal than some of the candidates mentioned.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: James Morrison
« on: May 17, 2019, 07:27:35 PM »
He was a good player on his day and enjoyable to watch.
Wish him all the best for the future.

I'm looking for 2 adult tickets.

PM me please.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Play offs
« on: April 13, 2019, 05:31:39 PM »
I admit to clutching at straws here, but I think that could work in our favour. vile fans will consider that they only have to turn up and that sometimes rubs off on the players. Complacency is a commodity I hope that the vile have in abundance.
complacency? You mean arrogance as per usual? Most the ones I know are trying to work out who they’re going to be playing at Wembley.
I still think they’ll be sweating over 6th place come the last game of the season.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Play offs
« on: March 26, 2019, 08:49:07 PM »
3. Leeds
4. Albion
5. Bristol
6. Boro

Villa fall away


West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: March 21, 2019, 12:56:33 PM »
Just come back from IKEA and saw a bloke who looked just like Alex Neal in there.

Do you reckon Albion have invited him down for a £2.50 breakfast !!!
And to pick his office furniture.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: March 15, 2019, 08:59:57 PM »
Not exclusively through sustained attacks, Attrition can also mean grinding down an enemies greater resources and advantages using tactics designed to frustrate and limit losses.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Promotion race 2018/2019
« on: March 15, 2019, 09:12:24 AM »
The odds of meeting Villa in the semis are quite long. The semis are 3rd v 6th and 4th v 5th. Villa are far from guaranteed to make it at all and the most likely spot they will get if they do is 6th and are extremely unlikely to make 3rd. At this point it looks unlikely we will make 3rd but are most likely to make 4th or 5th. If both of us make the play-offs then it is a 25% chance we both make the final.

Has there ever been a local derby as a play-off final?

Depends what you class as local I guess,
Leicester v Derby 94
Bolton v Preston 01
Palace v West Ham 04

I have conflicting thoughts about this prospect. Beating that lot at Wembley would take some beating, but to lose to them at Wembley would finish me off!
My preferred option would be to beat them over 2 legs and then beat Boro at Wembley in the same way we beat Port Vale after losing to them home and away in the league in 93.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Promotion race 2018/2019
« on: March 14, 2019, 10:30:54 AM »
We've proved we have the players to beat the top teams on this division. Sensible tactics from here on in and we shouldn't worry about anybody.
Agree about the tactics, square pegs for square holes and all that.
Need to gain some momentum, and if last night is anything to go by lady luck might be on our side.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Promotion race 2018/2019
« on: March 14, 2019, 10:09:28 AM »
They are getting momentum, they have their Talisman back, its aligning for them, god I hope i am wrong!

Meanwhile Stoke are unbeaten in 5 Jacko !
Its quite possible that Villa will stand in our way in the play offs at some stage and with Grealish fit they're a different team, if they beat Boro at home this weekend they'll be on the charge.
Then theres the unlucky "loser" out of the runaway top 3.
Boro are the least of our worries

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Playing out from the back
« on: February 25, 2019, 01:24:39 PM »
They sure can. Like me you must have noticed how SU lined up when we had goal kicks? They left 3 or even 4 guys up as we took the goal kick. I wonder why? And yet still we played it short. Lets vary the tactic if we are not going to chuck it on the scrap heap.
The Sheff U players gave our defenders enough room so there was a pass on but were close enough to put the pressure on immediately, knowing how uncomfortable we are at the back with the ball. I looked at Dawson a few times and he didn't seem happy having to show for the ball time and again. Either way it probably didn't have much of a bearing the result and overall performance on Saturday. I don't think we can play any worse and yet only lost by a single goal to one of the form horses in the league. What's more worrying was the lack of clear cut opportunities created.

General Football & Sports / Re: FA Cup
« on: February 18, 2019, 09:43:13 PM »
Bye bye dogheads

General Football & Sports / Re: FA Cup
« on: February 18, 2019, 09:19:23 PM »
Looks like Man Utd copied our blueprint from the Villa match, 2-0 half time then soak up the 2nd half pressure.
To be fair they haven’t done a bad impersonation of us either.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: February 16, 2019, 05:36:32 PM »
Calling for Smiths head on WM.
They never change.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: February 15, 2019, 08:15:23 PM »
You will
we haven’t beat you by more than the odd goal in over 40 years, so a hammering seems unlikely especially with a depleted forward line.
I’ll take a draw and move on as usual.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: If we don’t go up
« on: February 09, 2019, 11:20:47 AM »
Villa gambled and lost. Twisted ,lost, doubled down and lost again, they are now pretty much broke it's 4am the Casino closes in an hour and they have their taxi fare on the table hoping to get out of it.
Great analogy made me chuckle.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: February 06, 2019, 09:56:53 PM »
Townsend looks poor, no pace and unable to sort his feet out when in possession.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: February 06, 2019, 09:21:02 PM »
We’ve had some decent passages of play and prolonged periods of possession but our lack of pace is very noticeable.
Brighton look more likely to score though.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: West Bromwich who?
« on: February 06, 2019, 05:33:58 PM »
Albion FC if we really had to.
Strollers belongs to a bygone era.
The name Sandwell has always grated with me.

West Bromwich Albion is beautiful name.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: February 02, 2019, 05:29:02 PM »
We are far and away his favourite opponents as a manager, 13 wins from 18 matches against us and apparently his 6th consecutive win at ours, although i couldn’t be bothered to check.

General Football & Sports / Re: Leicester City
« on: January 13, 2019, 09:47:44 AM »
Anyone know if Harvey Barnes made any impact in the game at all yesterday?
Some interesting comments from their fans.


Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: January 11, 2019, 02:45:36 PM »
Hope we can buck the trend in this fixture, the away team has won the last 5 games, and 10 of the last 13.

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