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General Football & Sports / Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« on: Yesterday at 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.

Last Match Forum - 07/12 Aston Villa (H) / 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.

Last Match Forum - 07/12 Aston Villa (H) / 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.

Last Match Forum - 07/12 Aston Villa (H) / 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.

General Football & Sports / Conor McGregor
« on: October 07, 2018, 06:17:14 PM »
trash talk sells tickets but can backfire like last night.
He should have retired after the Mayweather blag, I'm not sure what else he aims to achieve in MMA.
He'd make a decent career out of films, ala Seagel, Van Damme, etc

General Football & Sports / Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« on: October 04, 2018, 11:53:22 AM »
I don't know what the all fuss is about with this cabbage being found on the pitch, they're bound to find one occasionally when there's so many of them in the stands.

General Football & Sports / Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« on: October 03, 2018, 05:29:37 PM »
No doubt they'll hang on for the Special One, he"ll be looking for a new start soon.

He's always fancied managing a big club

General Football & Sports / Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« on: October 02, 2018, 09:42:29 PM »
Another draw, can they afford to sack Bruce? Hope not.

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« on: September 29, 2018, 10:03:01 AM »
Good that Villa didn’t lose last night it means Bruce keeps his job, and the unrest carry’s on for another week.

General Football & Sports / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: September 24, 2018, 05:16:10 PM »
On Joshua's early round performance wilder will knock him out with ease
Being honest, I'm not particularly a Joshua fan, but I thought he did well against what was probably his most aggressive opponent so far.
Joshua V Wilder if it ever happens will be a spectacle, and I hope it will be a 2 fight deal.

General Football & Sports / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: September 24, 2018, 05:06:46 PM »
On a side note... Lawrence Okolie... Joke of a fight last night and my word does he have some redemption to find!
Should have been disqualified and absolute garbage to watch.

General Football & Sports / Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« on: September 02, 2018, 05:35:18 PM »
Can't wait for the wm football phone in torrow
Not fit to wear the shirt, he’s gorra goo, we shud be top of the table blah blah blah.
There you go, no need to tune in now.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Modern Day Heroes or Legends
« on: August 18, 2018, 10:39:44 AM »
It depends on where modern day starts and yesteryear finishes really I guess that as time moves on that boundary will shift.
For me the last legendary players were Bomber and Cyrille who both finished for us in the early to mid eighties. Robson although a great player will be forever linked with our demise in my opinion anyway, let's face it he stands out as a legend amongst legends at United. I remember his clenched fist salute to the hordes of United fans in the smethwick when he scored on his return in their colours thankfully we still battered then 3-1 I think but it was too late the tide was turning and we were going in opposite directions.
Ahem Anyway
Modern day heroes are many, Taylor, Moore, Gaardsoe, Gera, Phillips, the list goes on.
A couple who could have been modern day legends perhaps are Koumas and Odem both with the ability to change games in an instant but we all know how it went.
It's funny because you don't need legends to play in legendary games and those games don't necessarily need to be for cups or championships, I'm thinking the 3-2 win over Wolves in 93 and obviously the 5-1. Swansea 93 etc etc.
A shout out for Megson as has already been said, he's a legend for me.

General Football & Sports / Re: World Cup 2018
« on: July 07, 2018, 09:32:40 PM »

General Football & Sports / Re: World Cup 2018
« on: June 18, 2018, 07:23:01 PM »
Mark Lawrenson is the biggest bell3nd ever to walk into a commentary studio
id take Lawrenson every time over Martin Keown and Lee Dixon.
Can't stand Ian Wright either.

General Football & Sports / Re: World Cup 2018
« on: June 17, 2018, 09:10:12 PM »
The only European nation to get beat so far is Germany.  ;D

General Football & Sports / Re: World Cup 2018
« on: June 17, 2018, 09:48:09 AM »
I agree and your right it was only one game. One was against Spain and one was against Iceland though, no offence to Iceland.

I just don't get the sense that Messi has the will ,when compared to Ronaldo , to drag the team by the scruff of the neck through the tournament.

That's what sets him apart for me.
Neither of them compare to Maradona in that respect, and neither does Pele who played in some of the greatest ever teams.

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