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General Football & Sports / Re: Anything Stoke
« on: October 04, 2019, 09:09:09 AM »
I would be mightily surprised if Peter Coats appointed either Pulis or Pardew, personally

Peter Coates is a huge personal friend of Pulis

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Ahmed Hegazi
« on: July 09, 2019, 01:46:56 PM »
Hegazi is apparently being announced by ahli In the next few hours.

I can't see it - I think there is a possibility he'll leave, but not to a Middle East club. It will be to a half decent team, in a half decent league.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Rekeem Harper
« on: June 24, 2019, 01:28:01 PM »
If the clubs that are linked with him, are actually interested - there is no way he will be here next season

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: May 21, 2019, 05:35:16 PM »
I'm disappointed at Daniel Stendel from Barnsley isn't in the frame.  He's done a great job getting them promoted after rebuilding the team after relegation despite losing his main striker at the start of the season and then Kieffer Moore being ruled out from mid-season through concussion.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Ticket Info & Requests
« on: May 06, 2019, 05:21:59 PM »
The queue now appears to have been paused  ???

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Bakary Sako Signs: Official
« on: January 25, 2019, 03:56:35 PM »
By my reckoning, he has been on our books for 16 weeks. At a reported £30,000 a week it looks like its cost us getting on for £500,000 for absolutely minimal return on the pitch.

Some of these 'cheap', penny pinching options are a complete waste of money.

I've just read that he played 160 minutes of competitive football - That's a 90 minute equivalent of £280,000 per game.  ???

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Bakary Sako Signs: Official
« on: January 25, 2019, 02:44:06 PM »
By my reckoning, he has been on our books for 16 weeks. At a reported £30,000 a week it looks like its cost us getting on for £500,000 for absolutely minimal return on the pitch.

Some of these 'cheap', penny pinching options are a complete waste of money.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Harvey Barnes (on loan from Leicester)
« on: January 11, 2019, 11:01:58 AM »
Sadly, its no surprise to me; Leicester did the same thing with Barnsley last season. He carried them somewhat until mid-season and his departure was the start of their demise to getting relegated. His departure shouldn't have such a pronounced effect on us, but we still need a quality replacement in as soon as possible to continue the promotion push.

Barnes sometimes doesn't do enough over the whole 90 mins, but he is one of a small number of players that can create something from nothing and ultimately score match winning goals and its this quality that will impact us most and is really difficult to replace as everybody is looking for the same qualities.

If Sako had been given more time around the first team, he would be the obvious answer. However his lack of minutes and minimal impact he's made when he's played suggests this is not the solution.

Similarly, Harper could be an option in the current Matt Phillips role, allowing Phillips to play further forward. However, I don't think the coaching team will put their faith in him when there is so much at stake this season.

Hopefully our esteemed technical director has some aces up his sleeve and Jenkins gets the cheque book out. Sadly I fear neither will happen.

General Football & Sports / Re: Graeme Jones - Assistant Head Coach
« on: January 10, 2019, 02:12:58 PM »
Alan Nixon has commented on Twitter that Jones won't leave us for a league one job

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Team
« on: November 05, 2018, 04:19:26 PM »
Fitness permitting...

I 100% agree with this

West Bromwich Albion FC / Neil Cutler leaves
« on: November 02, 2018, 04:12:40 PM »
Neil Cutler has left to join the Seals and be reunited with Dean Smith.  Academy GK Coach, Mark Naylor, will train the first team GK's in the interim until a replacement is found

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Chris Brunt
« on: October 04, 2018, 08:29:31 AM »
I'd prefer to see Brunt out wide, but in our current system the wingbacks have to get up and down the pitch a lot and cover a lot of ground.  I'm not sure Brunt still still has the legs to do this for a prolonged period.

General Football & Sports / Re: Foreign Leagues
« on: September 27, 2018, 04:30:07 PM »
Have done a fair few.... sometimes the football isn't great, but it pretty much always a great atmosphere;

Union Berlin v Duisburg
Anderlecht - Ajax
Several FC Utrecht games
Milan vs Juve
NAC Breda vs Groningen
NEC Nijmegan - Den Haag
Ajax vs Feyenoord
PSV - Feyenoord

General Football & Sports / Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« on: June 07, 2018, 11:59:39 AM »
Apparently they still owe us £2m for Chester  :o

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager
« on: May 14, 2018, 09:32:15 AM »
Nixon said Lee Johnson last week , I've also read someone quoting Dean Smith's wife that they have no intention of moving from London.
Time will tell I suppose.

I'm pretty sure that Dean Smith lives in Streetly; His family didn't want to move when he left Walsall

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: WBA - Nacer Chadli
« on: April 20, 2018, 12:29:34 PM »
I can't see anybody wanting to pay £17m for him after his injuries and mediocre performances during his stint with us.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New technical director - Nick Hammond
« on: April 03, 2018, 05:00:58 PM »
I suspect he'll be gone in the summer as part of Jenkins' review and wont have any input into the new manager.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Nacer Chadli joins Albion
« on: April 03, 2018, 04:57:57 PM »
Apparently fit to train this week and is in contention for the squad for the Swansea game.

Something smells a bit fishy to me.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Sam Field
« on: January 23, 2018, 05:30:56 PM »
I'm under the impression that if Evans doesn't get sold in the next week, Livermore or Yacob could try and be moved on to free up wages for a striker / attacking midfielder

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Official: Jonny Evans joins Leicester
« on: August 31, 2017, 10:25:09 AM »
You do realise Burke, Barry, Rodriguez, Krychowiak, and Gibbs were all someone else's leavings right? None of them were first choice in their respective teams.

True, but they were our choice - Not someone we offered and didn't want.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Kieran Gibbs
« on: August 29, 2017, 01:24:05 PM »
West Brom have agreed a £7m fee with Arsenal for Kieran Gibbs. Medical likely to be later today #wba #afc

Tweeted by John Percy‏ from the Telegraph

General Football & Sports / Re: Saido Berahino
« on: January 20, 2017, 04:52:12 PM »
Are these points valids even if he moves abroad? does a tribunal fee still get awarded if he chooses to play overseas.

No, not valid if he moves aboard - We get 2 carrots and a packet of Cadbury's buttons

General Football & Sports / Re: Saido Berahino
« on: January 20, 2017, 04:44:33 PM »
Again my cynical side is coming out....

I wonder whether this is another ploy to help substantiate his tribunal fee if he leaves at the end of the season. Our new CEO used to be Stokes CFO until a few weeks ago, there is bound to still be strong links.  If Saido rejects a move to SCFC (as I fear he might in favour of trying to get a more prestigious club in the summer), it puts us in a stronger position to argue a high tribunal fee; i.e. He's been offered 3 increasingly high wage offers (the last we're led to believe is £60k per week).  We rejected several offers in excess of £20m 12 months ago and £15m offer with 6 months left to run on his contract. Hence this needs to be reflected in the tribunal fee.

I may (and hope to) be proved wrong, but I think there is an awful lot of smoke and mirrors going on by the club and Saido himself as they each posture a position which is best for themselves.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Ex Players Thread
« on: January 17, 2017, 09:01:32 AM »
West Ham United and Sunderland are interested in Leeds United striker Chris Wood, but have been put off by the Championship club's valuation of the New Zealand international, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC.

Leeds are determined to keep Wood as they look to maintain their bid for promotion and they have warned clubs off the former Leicester player by valuing him at £15 million.  :o

Wood has been in outstanding form for Leeds this season, scoring 17 goals in 29 games in all competitions to spearhead Leeds' bid for promotion back to the Premier League.

The 25-year-old, who has impressed in a lone forward role this term, scored the winning goal against Derby last Friday to send Leeds up to third place in the table and Wood's displays have not gone unnoticed by several Premier League clubs.

West Ham are in the market for a new striker during this month's transfer window, but have been frustrated in their attempts to land Sunderland's Jermain Defoe and Brentford's Scott Hogan.

Wood is also on West Ham's wanted list as Slaven Bilic looks to add to his attacking options at the London Stadium.


West Bromwich Albion FC / Jake Livermore
« on: January 16, 2017, 12:40:51 PM »
Looks like it's time for its own thread....

Albion have turned their attention to Jake Livermore after missing out on Morgan Schneiderlin and have approached Hull City with an offer.

Head coach Tony Pulis, who missed out on Schneiderlin last week when he joined Everton instead, wants to bring a central midfielder into his team this window.

The size of Albion's opening bid is unknown at this stage, but it's believed to be lower than the £18million they offered Manchester United for primary target Schneiderlin.

Having let Craig Gardner join Birmingham City on loan last week, Albion's central midfield options are light at the moment, and Pulis brought 18-year-old Sam Field off the bench at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

"Obviously we need to bring players in," he said. "We have to improve, everybody knows that. But whether we get what we want we have to wait and see."


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