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Next Match Forum - 16/02 Aston Villa (A) / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: Yesterday at 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.

Townsend looks poor, no pace and unable to sort his feet out when in possession.

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.

Last Match Forum - 02/02 Middlesbrough (H) / 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.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: 40 years ago today (yesterday actually)
« on: December 30, 2018, 06:51:01 PM »
Can honestly say I was there and at Arsenal, 9 years old.
I could be mistaken but seem to remember having to walk through the Arsenal fans at the clock end to get to the away enclosure where there were more Arsenal fans.

West Bromwich Albion FC / 40 years ago today (yesterday actually)
« on: December 30, 2018, 06:14:30 PM »
30th December 1978 Game of the century.
I’d love to say I was there but I wasn’t.
I went to Arsenal away on the Boxing Day and then at home to Bristol City on New Year’s Day when most of the country was called off.

General Football & Sports / Re: Sunderland TIL I die
« on: December 28, 2018, 09:55:54 AM »
46000 at home to Bradford on Boxing Day that’s pretty impressive.

General Football & Sports / Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« on: December 24, 2018, 01:25:39 PM »
I too felt the urge to kick back and peel a grape when their Roofe fell in at the end.

Didn't have any grapes so I laughed my b@ll@cks off instead.

Improvise, overcome and adapt.

And SOTV  8) .
Hats off to you sir.
You could pass as the Bear Grylls of the football supporting world with that type of improvisation. If I'm ever grapeless after a Viler defeat in future then testiclar strangulation it is.

General Football & Sports / Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« on: December 24, 2018, 12:35:16 PM »
I've always found any Villa defeat tremendously beneficial for my spiritual well being especially when they lose at the seal sanctuary in front of their legions of fickle fair weather casuals.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: 46 Goals -
« on: December 22, 2018, 06:14:37 PM »
So its half time at Rotherham.
We've scored 3 more goals so is our total so far 49?
Has another team got to 50 goals at Christmas before? One for the geeks to check please.
Bournemouth scored 52 after 23 games 4 years ago, Wolves scored 50 ten years ago.
Both were top at this stage and went up as champions

General Football & Sports / Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« on: December 14, 2018, 08:54:14 AM »
A Viler on Radio WM in the week said he thinks that they will finish in the top 2 along with Forest who will come from nowhere to gain automatic.
The same Forest that are 2 points ahead of them.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: 44 Goals -
« on: December 13, 2018, 07:27:02 PM »
Yes. I'd rather we were playing with the big boys and I'd hope we'd be looking to improve the style and quality of players over time.  I'd take bloodying Man Utd or drawing with Chelsea over beating Rotherham 3-0.

I just don't get the small minded nature of it all.  Rather playing down a few divisions because you score more goals?  Why not get the current squad to enter a Sunday League team and watch those as well?  Why not follow Man City?

I want the club to succeed and compete with the best.  It's not easy and there's tough times but actively wanting your team to play down a division or three just so results can improve, even if that means the long term health of the club can be put in jeopardy seems really short term to me.

I get it, its nice to be winning matches and going into most with 'how can we win this?' rather than 'this is going to be a tough game' and basically being one of the big boys for a change.  It still reeks of lack of ambition though.

I mean, what are you going to do if we get promoted this season?  Turn it down? Immediately wish for relegation?  Where's the ambition?
Absolutely agree with this.
The club belongs in the top division and it grieves me to see the likes of Bournemouth, Watford, Cardiff and the other Albion in it while we are in this league.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Chairman Peace twitter
« on: December 08, 2018, 06:32:35 PM »
Wonderfully put but that’s what a private education and a job in the city gets you, class.

General Football & Sports / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: December 08, 2018, 06:25:34 PM »
If wilders punching power had diminished with tiredness I would think that Fury’s punch resistance would have been lessened as well as that late stage. I just don’t think he was hurt that badly all things considered as both punches were full blooded and on target. Fury was definitely lucky having a ref who gave him every opportunity to continue another ref might have waved it off immediately the way he fell.

General Football & Sports / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: December 08, 2018, 02:56:07 PM »
WBC have now sanctioned a rematch with fury and wilder.can see it being in Yankee land once more but feel an even fitter and motivated fury will have wilders number next time
seems a reasonable assumption and I'm not convinced that Wilder can actually KO Fury after the 2 haymakers he landed in the last round didn't finish him, most others wouldn't have got up from that.
The defining factor as usual will be if Fury is motivated enough.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: December 08, 2018, 10:29:47 AM »
Jrod didn't palm it in. Have another look on the highlights. He challenges the keeper for the cross probably with his eyes closed, he then puts his hands out to save his fall which a natural reaction. This isn't a Maradona incident.
Villas goals were from outside the box, one a massive deflection the other a great strike.
The best 2 moves of the game resulted in Albion goals.
For the miss of the season see Jrod v Brentford.
It was a really good match fair play to both sides.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: December 07, 2018, 10:38:56 PM »
It's not often we get lucky, especially against them. They're in great form and we did well to respond twice, I'll happily take a jammy draw to deny them a win.
Fair result overall. Their best player was a defender, Hutton, he make some brilliant blocks even though he was at fault for our first goal.

General Football & Sports / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: December 03, 2018, 12:28:25 PM »
Fury will outbox AJ, I dont think that's ever been in doubt. Fury's downfall is that he is very unlikely to knock out the better fighters in the division, which means the fight is going 12 rounds for Fury to win. That always gives an AJ or Wilder more than a punchers chance.

In my opinion Fury won, but Wilder very nearly pulled it off. It's not that bizarre that a ref may have given two rounds to Wilder either, on top of the knock down rounds so I dont think the Brit scoring 113/113 was that shocking. God knows what the Mexican ref was watching mind.
Wilder had a couple of 10-8 rounds so Fury had to win 4 just to be even, that leaves 6 rounds up for grabs and depending on how you judge it, going 3/3 isn't outrageous as it means he won 7/5 and maybe even boxed better in one of the 10-8 that Wilder won. Even so I think Fury deserved the nod.

General Football & Sports / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: November 11, 2018, 09:59:45 PM »
I don't think Bellew really believed he could win this and would have been happy to have gone the distance with one of the current pound for pound best.
Bellew always knew how to sell a fight and to be fair he can fight.
It will interesting to see if Usyk can compete with the best heavies if he decides to move up.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Hawthorns Trvia
« on: November 09, 2018, 09:28:02 PM »
Redditch and Bromsgrove have Brum post codes.
Lichfield has a Walsall postcode which sort of strange when you consider Walsall is town and Lichfield a city.
Postcodes were allocated by the Royal Mail sorting offices to aid the posting of letters.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Thoughts on the Season to date
« on: November 04, 2018, 07:38:16 PM »
We are gravitating towards our final finishing position imo 7th to 12th and set for an extended stint in the doldrums.
All very unnecessary and self inflicted but hey ho it's in our DNA.

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