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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Ticket Info & Requests
« on: October 19, 2019, 07:41:42 PM »
Saturday evening update:


Smethwick:           5
West Stand:          459
Brummie Road:     1,423
East Stand:           1,588


Remaining:   3,475
Sold:  20,000 approx.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Ticket Info & Requests
« on: October 19, 2019, 07:34:49 PM »
Seven days till kick off.

Last Season: N/A


Smethwick End:        Sold Out
West Stand:              258
Brummie Road End:   1,095
East Stand:               744


Remaining:  2,097
Sold:  21,400 approx.


Going to be very close to a sell out with a full week to sell 2,000 tickets.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: October 19, 2019, 02:48:14 PM »
Edwards should be starting instead of Flip who hasn't pulled up any trees since he's been here plays way too deep for a number ten. HRK reward with a place on bench for clubs misguided contract extension, hope Austin does the business today as we have no striker on bench.


Edwards can give us an impact off the bench if we need it. I always like someone like that on the bench.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: October 19, 2019, 02:47:09 PM »

Krovinovic won't play in Phillips' position? What are you struggling with about this?


Again I didn't say he would.

Have you got the right glasses on today Jacko?

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: October 19, 2019, 02:38:11 PM »

It weakens us by not, in this case, picking Edwards as his replacement. No idea what you're watching if you think Krovinovic has been more effective than Pereira in the 10, which is what your point intimates.


That isn't what I said.

I think Krovinovic will give us more than Phillips gave us in the previous two away games.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: October 19, 2019, 02:28:39 PM »
Not playing any games, Pereira  will be shunted out wide because Krovinovic cannot play there. This was where we struggled early season. Pereira is ineffective in comparison to his role in the 10 when played wide right.


We don't struggle when Krovinovic and Pereira are on the pitch together. They link well and Krov looks a better player when Pereira is on the pitch with him.

Phillips has done next to nothing in the last two away games Leeds and QPR. I'm not sure his omission is going to weaken us at all.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: October 19, 2019, 02:14:21 PM »
Where have you heard this? If you know the team can you post it?


Johnstone

Furlong
Ajayi
Bartley
Ferguson

Livermore
Sawyers

Pereira
Krovinovic
Diangana

Austin


Subs: Bond, Townsend, O'Shea, Hegazi, Brunt, Edwards, Robson Kanu.


Phillips knock to the shin, nothing serious.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: October 19, 2019, 02:08:26 PM »
Phillips injured and they have not replaced with another winger, which will totally unbalance the team and Matt Peireira. Not overly pleased.


Welcome return to fitness for Brunt who returns to the bench.


I don't see why. Either Krovinovic or Pereira are capable of playing on the right.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Ticket Info & Requests
« on: October 17, 2019, 09:42:43 PM »
Thursday evening update


Smethwick:          11
West Stand:         489
Brummie Road:    1,538
East Stand:          1,744


Remaining:   3,782
Sold:  19,700 approx.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Nathan Ferguson
« on: October 17, 2019, 11:33:23 AM »
To be honest I'd just let Robson-Kanu's contract run down then release him. He's not good enough at this level, if we go up if he gets any sort of look in we're in serious trouble. Get him off the wage bill.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Ticket Info & Requests
« on: October 15, 2019, 09:44:45 PM »
Tuesday evening update:


Smethwick End:        16
West Stand:              518
Brummie Road:         1,666
East Stand:               1,866


Remaining:   4,066
Sold:  19,400 approx.


Not going to be a big crowd this one.

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General Football & Sports / Re: Anything England Football
« on: October 15, 2019, 01:19:55 PM »
i think the range of CH's which Southgate is trying out alludes to the problem, we haven't got English ball playing CH's in the mould of Van dyke / Kompany, if we had we would really be a world force !

have agree through gritted teeth that Mings looked ok and will have earned a run out against sterner opposition.


Bulgaria are probably League 1 level, he ought to have looked OK.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Jake Livermore
« on: October 15, 2019, 08:18:42 AM »
We have been lucky this season with regard to injuries and suspension, but if we lose Jake, his doubters will see his value to the  team.


This is one of my fears as well, especially given the role he plays and that we don't really have a similar enough replacement. I understand the need to get Sam Field playing football again hence sending him out on loan but unless we do some business in January I'd recall him for the second half of the season.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Ticket Info & Requests
« on: October 14, 2019, 11:29:04 AM »
Have we sold many for this?


Somewhere between 1,500 - 1,650 I think.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Ticket Info & Requests
« on: October 12, 2019, 10:51:42 AM »
Ten days till kick off:

Last Season: N/A


Smethwick:        23
West Stand:       561
Brummie Road:  1,778
East Stand:        1,974


Remaining:   4,336
Sold: 19,100 approx.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Best supported clubs in Championship
« on: October 10, 2019, 08:41:49 AM »
I do think it''s a shame we appear to be restricting the away support to a max of around 2000 seats.

Appreciate for many Championship clubs that will be more than enough but for the likes of Cardiff, Leeds, Blues, Sheff Wed etc, etc, it seems a shame to restrict allocations when the bigger away support turnouts really enhance the whole stadium atmosphere.

Also as an Albion away fan travelling to an away stadium, I'd be a bit hacked off to see loads of empty seats covered by advertising if it meant many Albion fans had missed out due to a restricted allocation.


I think 2000 is enough mate. There was no lack of atmosphere last Saturday, it was the best it's been since the Villa play off game. We need more atmospheres like that.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Ejected for wearing away shirt
« on: October 09, 2019, 09:51:53 AM »
Away fans aren't allowed in the home stands though so he was a bit of an idiot for wearing his shirt.


Yep and once you allow one to do it .................... .

The guy is 36 years old not 15, no excuse for not knowing better.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Best supported clubs in Championship
« on: October 08, 2019, 01:46:23 PM »
OK I did it  :D.


Last Season

25,901   Albion v Bolton Wanderers
22,753   Albion v Queens Park Rangers
25,183   Albion v Stoke City
22,051   Albion v Bristol City
23,563   Albion v Millwall
22,865   Albion v Reading
22,848   Albion v Derby County
23,820   Albion v Blackburn Rovers
25,661   Albion v Leeds United
20,949   Albion v Brentford
26,513   Albion v Aston Villa
25,555   Albion v Wigan Athletic
26,548   Albion v Sheffield Wednesday
26,544   Albion v Norwich City
24,863   Albion v Middlesbrough
22,691   Albion v Nottingham Forest
24.928   Albion v Sheffield United
23,973   Albion v Ipswich Town
20,282   Albion v Swansea City
24,789   Albion v Birmingham City
25,088   Albion v Preston North End
23,501   Albion v Hull City
23,596   Albion v Rotherham United


Average 23,024

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Best supported clubs in Championship
« on: October 08, 2019, 01:33:37 PM »
The website from the very first post on the topic ( https://www.footballwebpages.co.uk/championship/attendances ) gives our average attendance so far this season as 23,723. For 2018/19 it's 24,198.

The 23,723 figure is also given by the Birmingham Mail here https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/west-brom-attendance-leeds-forest-14835716

The 24,198 figure also given here https://www.worldfootball.net/attendance/eng-championship-2018-2019/1/ and here https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/newsbirmingham/how-west-broms-crowds-this-season-compare-to-aston-villa-birmingham-city-leeds-and-more-rivals/ar-BBM0CLt

So that would put it down from last season.


Those figures are wrong.

I'm not going through all last seasons figures but this season:

Millwall 24,305
Reading 21,803
Blackburn 23,792
Hudds 23,977 (amended from original figure confirmed by Tony Matthews)
Cardiff 25,140


Average: 23,803

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Best supported clubs in Championship
« on: October 08, 2019, 01:26:56 PM »
I don't even entertain coming to the 'prestige" games because I feel that the chance of getting adjacent tickets is too remote for a 'casual'

I would love to get tickets for me and my mate in the Smethwick but there is zero chance of that, when we do come nowadays its in the east stand and against the less fashionable / successful opponents.

I know full well that we are not typical but i imagine that there are quite a few casuals who are put off by the size of the stadium.

Question (for I imagine Atomic), if you take out restricted view and boxes etc, how many "available" seats are there in the ground?


The working capacity this season on figures should be 23,691 (home areas only). There are around a couple of hundred restricted view seats taking it to 23,490 ish. There maybe the odd damaged seat etc, then reserved seats for scouts etc. Not sure on the exact number of season ticket holders but it's around 18,200.

Hope that helps.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Best supported clubs in Championship
« on: October 08, 2019, 01:01:05 PM »
Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

Our average attendance is down so far from last season, while the three promoted teams (Vile, Norwich, Sheff Utd) were all ahead of us in the table. The three teams that came down, Cardiff, Huddersfield, and Fulham all have smaller grounds and smaller followings.

We've essentially gone up 3 places by default.


No it isn't. Our average last season in league games was 23,024. This year so far it is 23,803. Average home attendance 22,187 last season, this season 22,426 so far. Worth baring in mind also that the away allocation is down this season plus we've lost a local Derby with Villa going up.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: October 07, 2019, 02:38:17 PM »
I will completely understand if Slaven chooses not to change a winning top of the table team but personally I'd bring Hegazi straight in. My team:

                           Johnstone

Furlong        Ajayi               Hegazi            Ferguson

                  Livermore        Sawyers

Phillips                 Pereira                          Diangana

                           Austin


Subs: Bond, Townsend, Bartley, Krovinovic, Edwards, Robson-Kanu, Zohore.

Gibbs will be on the bench ahead of Townsend though.

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General Football & Sports / Re: Dingle watch - Anything Wolves
« on: October 07, 2019, 07:38:00 AM »
They did well against City last season. The way Wolves play suits playing the likes of Man City. Lesser clubs at home, for example, they tend to struggle against more. Huddersfield did the double over them last season.

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General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
« on: October 07, 2019, 07:35:50 AM »
I watched the Man Utd game earlier and they were woeful, easily being the worst Man Utd side in my lifetime.
It will take a long, long time until they can even start to think about being where they once were.


Great isn't it? Spurs are in a sharp decline also, even Man City have lost their aura of invincibility. Chelsea and Arsenal are decent but not outstanding. Now is a great time for "normal" clubs to be in the Premier League the top six is definitely achievable this season and someone could break into the top four.

Is top flight football finally getting back to how it should be and how it used to be? Is the playing field levelling out?

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Kyle Bartley
« on: October 06, 2019, 12:33:01 PM »
And all capable of being responsible for an error due to the position they play...that’s my point .
Very hard for Matt Phillips to be responsible for conceding a goal...
Easier for Bartley/ajayi/Hegazi, much easier for Johnstone


He's not good enough he makes too many costly errors. Ajayi may have been culpable for two or three goals this season, Bartley has been culpable for five or six - that is the difference. When you add up all those errors from last season as well it's obvious that Bartley is not consistently good enough to be a starter in a team challenging for the top two.

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