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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Relegation Mathematics
« on: May 08, 2018, 01:15:22 PM »
City have earned the right to play whatever team they like on the last day of the season.

Theyre looking to set new records for points, wins and goals so I would imagine they'll be focused on a grand finale.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager
« on: April 03, 2018, 06:52:36 PM »
Got previous links with us, could bring the relative success of Pearson with him but without the nonsense.

Mcinnes, Appleton ,Potter not for me.

General Football & Sports / Re: Dingle watch - Anything Wolves
« on: March 29, 2018, 11:06:22 AM »
I remember a gang of the cheeky feckers in the Brummie when West Ham relegated us in 86, funny thing was that they got relegated the same season to the 4th division.
Anyway It didn't end well for them.

Here's hoping a strong cross wind blows the banner into the propeller.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: We ain't got no money!
« on: March 26, 2018, 02:48:22 PM »
I see this as the club communicating to the fans via the media; and basically saying we're in trouble.
Funny because I don't see his statement as a negative one, a small overdraft in footballing terms is needed I'm assuming to tide over the loss of revenue and possibly some high earners we cant shift.
But in the long term, hes back and focused and knows where its gone wrong.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: We ain't got no money!
« on: March 26, 2018, 02:40:16 PM »
The interesting comment for me was "What worked 8 years ago won't work now"

Does that mean he's not expecting to unearth any diamonds like we did under Dan Ashworth?
I think its more relating to how JP ran the club financially 8 years ago rather than our scouting dept not being able to spot a player with potential in the lower divisions.

General Football & Sports / Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« on: March 18, 2018, 02:36:26 PM »
Don't what will be worse, these lot getting promoted or losing to em home and away next season.


General Football & Sports / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: March 04, 2018, 07:00:55 PM »
I'm not entirely convinced with AJ I've got to be honest, and as bad as Wilders boxing skills and technique are, he's always one big right hand away from turning the fight around.
God knows what fight the judges were watching looking at the score cards at the time of the stoppage. All had Wilder ahead 85-84 seems suspect to me.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Guochuan Lai
« on: March 03, 2018, 08:45:09 PM »
He could come back as chairman he doesn’t have to buy it back

General Football & Sports / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: March 03, 2018, 01:21:00 PM »
Wilder V Ortiz tomorrow morning.
Thoughts fight fans?
Wilder weighed in at 15st 4lb seems a bit on the light side to me, I wouldn't be surprised to see him touch the canvass at some stage but still fancy him for the win.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Most obscure Albion player
« on: March 01, 2018, 04:30:40 PM »
Remember a local lad in the early 90's think his name was Bowen, maybe Shaun?
Sure he played against Peterborough, may have even scored?
stewart Bowen I think he was from Hill Top, i remember he scored v Fulham at ours.
Pretty sure he's a millionaire business man now.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: February 24, 2018, 04:17:51 PM »
Pardew's been waiting for the sack since the whole Barcelona incident.
Either he's grossly incompetence, or he's going through the motions and phoning it in because he knows there's no getting out this situation. I suspect its both.
Nail on head.
The cab four can arrange the taxi for him this evening.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Do we need to go down !!
« on: February 14, 2018, 07:49:55 PM »
We need to survive at all costs even if that means Pardew gets the boot if we don't beat Huddersfield. I think he'll be getting the boot if we get relegated anyway.
We ain't built for the chumps league as it stands and are more likely to go straight through the ar$e end of it than getting another promotion.

General Football & Sports / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: February 09, 2018, 05:35:06 PM »
If I was having a bet i would go for Groves. Experience will out!
I hope you're right, as I say im not a fan of Junior but my gut instinct is that he wins. Their tactics will be interesting.

General Football & Sports / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: February 09, 2018, 02:13:23 PM »

Past his best? How? Why? I think he's in his peak right now.

On the fight, don't know real 50 / 50 for me.
That's why I slipped the word possibly into my sentence, he's got a few more miles on the clock than Jr and also got KO"d a couple of times albeit by the world class Froch so his chin has been proven to be less than granite.
I'm not particularly a fan of Jr but if his chin is made of the same stuff as his old man and he can survive the inevitable chin check from GG then he might hustle his way to a points win.
But it seems the type of fight where all scenarios are possible

General Football & Sports / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: February 09, 2018, 01:53:36 PM »
Groves V Eubank Jr
What's peoples thoughts?
I cant make my mind up with this one, Eubanks phenomenal work rate or Groves size, power and boxing ability although possibly past his best?
Should be a good fight.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Rest in Peace Cyrille Regis.
« on: February 06, 2018, 12:39:50 PM »
Full credit to the club. They certainly did Cyrille proud. An outstanding tribute. It was fantastic to see the old boys back at the Hawthorns. Must admit I didn't recognise Bennett or Godden or Monaghan as they came past me in the East Stand. I was just in awe at the sight of my hero Derek Statham.  8)
I was wondering if Remi Moses was at the game or the funeral send off last week.

General Football & Sports / Re: VAR
« on: January 28, 2018, 11:44:58 AM »
Can't agree with the penalty decision blatant dive.
Looks like the video ref tried his best to stitch us up.
Gave them a shabby pen
Disallowed a goal
Tried to rule out the 3rd goal
I can see the top teams getting it banned if it means refs can't be influenced by the big teams in the heat of the moment.
Danny Murphy on motd saying it disrupted Liverpools rhythm when it was Albion who scored 4 1st half goals.
Laughable and so I did 😂

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: January 21, 2018, 07:55:06 PM »
Pre premier era
P         W     D     L
118.    45.   24.  49

Premier 2000s
P  W D  L
8   4  2  2

Premier 2010s
P    W D  L
15.  0  1 14

Awful record over the last 8 years but we must be due a win by the law of averages.

2-1 to us lot  8)

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Rest in Peace Cyrille Regis.
« on: January 15, 2018, 08:10:25 AM »
Cant believe the news, Rest in Peace legend

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: FA cup Round 4 - Liverpool (A)
« on: January 08, 2018, 07:51:35 PM »
I can see us winning this, and then going out next round to Notts County.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: FA cup Round 4
« on: January 08, 2018, 10:32:56 AM »
Brings back happy memories of when we played them in the FA Cup late 70s i think, in the days of just turning up on the day.
We took thousands more than they expected having to put us in their family enclosure as the away end was full.
Happy days 2-2 and battered them 4-0 in the replay.
I remember that one, 38000 at the old Highfield Road in midweek we were a bit attraction in them days weren't we?, and 36000 at our place in the replay, it was the same season we beat them 7-1 in the league as well.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Skinflints Albion
« on: December 27, 2017, 11:30:30 AM »
I have no data to support this BUT if you plotted success (league position / cup progress over the last 100 years, WBAFC would be one of the most consistent performers.

Everton and Arsenal with their "never relegated" status would be at the pinnacle, whilst man Utd have been down to the third and Liverpool pre-1950's were an average club at best.

Yes we had a negative blip and dropped into the 3rd and have had positive "blips", but typically we are consistently around 10th -30th in the leagues and have enjoyed reasonable cup success (18 FA cup semis?) up until the last 25 years.

We have never done a Pompey / Blackpool, we are probably more consistent than our peers, Vile / dingles / Blooze / Coventry / Stoke / Leicester / Derby / Forest over the extended period, so lets celebrate that.

We know what we am.... We're THE Albion...... 

We might be skinflints but we'm good at it !

Just found this from 1888 - 2013, its league only and defeats my Liverpool argument, but does vindicate  just how good we have been !

11   Blackburn Rovers   2720   1017   651   1052   -42   2947
12   West Bromwich Albion   2912   1053   702   1157   -232   2933

We have since overtook Blackburn and now sit as the 11th ranked top flight team in terms of points.
Only the big city teams are above us now.
20 semifinals although we have lost the last 4.
Arsenal were elected or voted (whatever) into the top flight in the 20s and have never left.
Everton have the most seasons in the top flight in total but have been relegated, we finished runners up to them the year we won the cup and got promoted as runners up in the old second division.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Merry Christmas fellow Baggies
« on: December 25, 2017, 09:38:18 AM »
Merry Christmas one and all

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: F.A. Cup
« on: December 04, 2017, 04:40:16 PM »
Id be happy to avoid Wulfs and Vile until a later round and then only if we gain some sort of form.
Our cup record against Vile has been atrocious over the years, and there's no guarantee we would beat the dingles either.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next Manager Thread
« on: November 24, 2017, 09:30:50 PM »
Why would he leave when he's doing a good job at Nantes and is about 4 months into his 2 year deal worth £4.4 million a season?
didnt know he was on that much, that's ridiculous for the French league.

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