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Could have easily been avoided, wearing his coat throughout would have Trumped the appearance of his replica shirt. Not to beat around the Bush, but a Truman would not have gone crying to the press. He can ill afFord the scrutiny it has brought onto his family. His mere presence prevented Albion from being able to Fillmore seats. Granted he probably thought the presence of his wife would allay any issues but they probably had to Carter off too.

My work here is done  8)

Very impressive Jack son

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Charlie Austin
« on: October 10, 2019, 11:50:04 AM »
I warmed to him a couple of weeks ago when the team were on the pitch beforehand. They were all sat in a circle and Charlie was talking to them. He appeared to be talking tactics [from his animated way] and the thing I really noticed was how they were all listening to him. I know its an odd thing to notice but he is there with good intentions so when he scored on Saturday I was really pleased for him. You could see that it really meant something to him as well.
I would imagine he's telling them that the football they are playing is amazing but, the ultimate goal is sticking it into the net, and the best way to do that is feed him!
The link up play between Perreira, Diangana, Krov, Sawyers, Furlong etc. is fantastic but, let's face it, it's not Austin's game, so, they have to find a way of using their pace and trickery to create space for him. If they do that we will have our 20 goal striker, without sacrificing the scintillating football we are seeing at the minute, and will have a very good chance, not only of promotion, but winning the league.

He's an absolute bell end, so's his missus.
Every sensible footie fan knows that you don't wear colours in the home end, if you do, you can't complain if you get chucked out, or worse get a clockwinder. Keep your head down and be respectful, however, and you'll be fine.
Attention seeking Knobrot, lucky they didn't score first.

Seems pretty level headed as well judging by his statement and his apology seemed sincere. Also speaks highly of the club, the manager and his fellow players.
Good to see, leave the arrogance on the pitch and show humility off it. A real start in the making.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Jake Livermore
« on: October 08, 2019, 09:07:03 AM »
Jacko's right though, he has been consistently poor since he's been here. We have had a few false dawns, in the past, where he looks like he's found his feet but he's never sustained it. Maybe this time he will, I certainly hope so, because him and Sawyers have looked decent in recent weeks. Needs to keep it going a bit longer and continue to improve though, before I'm fully convinced.
Stats get thrown about like confetti, I prefer to trust my own eyes and what I see is a player who has been poor for a few seasons, getting better, and I think it's down to having better players around him and a system that suits him.

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
« on: October 07, 2019, 11:29:26 AM »
I'm not that surprised as Silva has been found out again, he starts off fine as he did at Hull City, Watford and now Everton before being found out and the form starts to slip and he can't seem to turn it round.

It's one of the few things I agree with Jacko on.

My one slight concern is that Everton might look at Bilic as his replacement when the inevitable sacking of Silva comes along.
Now why did you have to go and say that? I was having a lovely morning.

Last Match Forum - 05/10 Cardiff City (H) / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: October 03, 2019, 12:18:11 PM »
On this season's form Ferguson is the better player, when compared to Gibbs, so keeps his place for me.

Last Match Forum - 05/10 Cardiff City (H) / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: October 03, 2019, 09:37:15 AM »
No to playing two strikers. If Cardiff do sit back then we need the guile and variations to open them up. We may see more of Furlong high up the pitch and Phillips drifting inside in a more central role....saying that I wouldn't mind seeing Edwards come in for Phillips for this one with it being the third game of the week.
I expect to see Austin start again.
Has to be Austin for me, he looks the most likely and also has the best track record.
Need to tell Perreira, Diangana, Phillips, Krov Edwards, Furlong and Ferguson to stop having so much fun and shoot more often though. They were like the Harlem Globetrotters at times on Tuesday, passing it around for fun, which was great to watch, but it was almost as if they forgot that the ultimate "goal" is to stick the ball in the blinking net!

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« on: October 02, 2019, 01:04:35 PM »
I think they will go up. Fast, full of energy and not afraid to mix it. Like us however, they have a problem with goal scorers. Bamford isn't one that's for sure
I agree, think they looked very good going forward and defended brilliantly. They will be top 4 for me, probably top 2.
Thought Bamford's performance was head and shoulders above any that our 3 strikers have produced this season although never looked like scoring.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Hal Robson-Kanu
« on: October 02, 2019, 10:46:05 AM »
He's ok at coming on and tumbling over a lot when we just need to consolidate, but he can't start, he's just not good enough. It was embarrassing last night, in the sense that we had this wonderful movement in behind, with Perreira, Diangana, Phillips, Furlong, Sawyers, Ajayi and Ferguson and then him, lumbering up top, trying to twist and turn and ending up on his arris. It was the equivalent of me joining up with Diversity and doing a bit of dad dancing FFS.
We need a striker that fit's the dynamic of the team. Someone young, hungry, enthusiastic and a bit maverick.
I'm really happy with the way we are looking, over the moon in fact, it's pant wetting stuff at times but, in terms of our strike force, January cannot come soon enough.

Last Match Forum - 01/10 Leeds United (A) / Re: After Match Debate
« on: October 01, 2019, 10:04:41 PM »
So who would you have played instead? given that we have 3 games in 8 days.....

I don't think we showed them much respect at all. We went toe to toe, particularly in the second half and gave them a good game. They are a good side but we were better, I am really pleased with how we performed tonight as the game went on, and Johnstone was excellent.
Any team selection that starts Kanu is a poor one, simple as that.
We played well and I am not overly disappointed but you can't be surprised to score nil when he starts. It should never happen again.
Bilic is brilliant but not exempt from criticism.

Last Match Forum - 01/10 Leeds United (A) / Re: After Match Debate
« on: October 01, 2019, 09:53:16 PM »
Great performance but thoroughbreds feeding a donkey unfortunately. Ferguson, Furlong, Ajayi, Sawyers, Perreira, Diabgana, Krov all sublime but  HRK, Zohore and, hate to say it, Austin all donkeys.
If we can stay top 4 until January and get a quality striker in, or two, we will win the league.I
Great performance though, thought we would Nick something but wasn't to be.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Grady Diangana (on loan from West Ham)
« on: October 01, 2019, 04:26:50 PM »
Hope it's not like Last Christmas, when we lost Barnes. Can't keep letting these Young Guns go.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Romaine Sawyers rejoins Albion
« on: September 29, 2019, 02:59:00 PM »
Thought he was immense today, a calm head in a scrappy first half and a driving force in the second.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Premier League player or not?
« on: September 27, 2019, 01:37:45 PM »
Not a single vote so far for any of our keepers, Bartley or Livermore. An incredibly small sample of course but suggests we don't have the spine quite right which may correlate with us conceding so many..

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Premier League player or not?
« on: September 27, 2019, 01:11:01 PM »
Johnstone - no
Al Habsi - no
Bond - no
Furlong - yes
Ajayi - yes
Bartley - no
Ferguson - yes
Livermore - no
Sawyers - yes
Phillips - yes
Krovinovic - yes
Pereira - yes
Austin - yes
Hegazi - yes
Robson-Kanu - no
Zohore - no
Brunt - no
Edwards - yes
O’Shea - no
Diangana - yes
Gibbs - no
Townsend - no
Harper - no
Field - no
Leko - no

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Darnell Furlong sign for WBA
« on: September 25, 2019, 03:56:04 PM »
He didn't float my boat when he first signed but I have to say he's been a revelation. His energy seems endless, his touch is usually very good, he's comfortable in possession, athletic and his decision making and intelligence in forward areas is excellent. Added to those qualities he's a threat from set pieces as well.

People wanted Mason Holgate to come back to us. This guy is a better player. Terrific signing.
Same here but, my mate's a QPR fan and was livid that we got him for what we did. Still figured he was bigging him up a bit too much as it's easy to look good in a poor side, but he has indeed been a revelation.
Also agree with your last statement, he is better than Holgate

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Goalkeepers over the years
« on: September 24, 2019, 03:53:51 PM »
Naylor i believe holds the record for appearances for us as a keeper. Largely forgotten now to say he played so many games. Adequate keeper but another with little personality.
Went to a friendly in Dumbarton and my, slightly worse for wear, mate ran on the pitch and had a shot at Naylor. The ball went towards the corner flag but his right pump went straight towards goal, Naylor made a good-natured attempt to catch it, dropped it!  ;)
Was a good servant through a tough time but never a great.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Goalkeepers over the years
« on: September 24, 2019, 02:39:29 PM »
Godden wasn't great on crosses but neither were most keepers then, they didn't get the protection they do today, so had to be nuts to come off their line. What he was though was the most agile keeper I've seen in an Albion shirt and made some of the most fantastic saves.
Osbourne was on the way out when I started taking a real interest but he was definitely in the "nutter" camp!
Of the rest, Hoult, Foster and Miller were all very good. The rest range from "meh" to "jesus christ almighty, this boy's a disaster waiting to happen!" :)

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Sam Johnstone
« on: September 24, 2019, 01:01:19 PM »
The groundswell of anti Sam views grows at such a pace they make me doubt myself. I have therefore looked at Sunday's goals for the 3rd time. I still don't blame him for them.
Nobody blames him.
It's his lack of reaction that is being pointed out. If he'd made an attempt he may have got to one of them he may not, but standing flatfooted gives him no chance. If it was the first time, it would be a bad day, but it's not and that's what is causing the groundswell.

Last Match Forum - 28/09 Queens Park Rangers (A) / Re: Match officials
« on: September 24, 2019, 12:26:43 PM »
Referee: Geoff Eltringham
Assistant Referee: Nick Greenhalgh
Assistant Referee: Matt Foley
Fourth Official:  Will Finnie

Reffed our 1-2 loss to Bolton last season.
Might leave my aunt Winifred at home for this, don't want Will Finnie to fill Winnie.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Sam Johnstone
« on: September 24, 2019, 10:58:11 AM »
It's not just the perception, it's reaction times and reducing them.  If you instantly go for the dive it becomes instinct and can be that difference between saving and not saving it.
Agree completely mate, if he dives, he may get lucky 1 out of 10 but that 1 could be crucial and, even if the other 9 go in, at least the fans will applaud his effort. At present, he is doing little to convince a lot of us that he has the attitude to be a top keeper.
Regardless of direct mistakes, too many goals are going in without him reacting, and I fail to believe that every one is hit with the sort of pinpoint precision needed to leave a quality keeper that flat footed.
As I said before, the likes of Godden would dive for some of these even if sitting in the stands! It's instinctive. Unfortunately it's an instinct Sam doesn't appear to have. Whether it's confidence, fear, or poor spacial awareness, he needs to get on top of it or he will continue to disappoint.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Sam Johnstone
« on: September 24, 2019, 08:42:55 AM »
Brexit analogy is a good one.

I agree he has 1 blinder every so often but more often than not he is very suspect I would like to see us try bond or al habsi. And even if he stays as number one this season and we got promoted we would need a keeper no questions.

As you said no signs of improvement doesn't dive half the time doesn't close down the attacker always seems rooted to the spot. Sometimes by gambling you get lucky. Throwing an arm at the effort may yield a save so why not give it a go
It's as much perception as anything else. As fans we want to believe that players would run through brick walls for our club and a despairing dive or putting your body on the line gives this impression. If you look at all the great keepers the one trait they all share is bravery. Now, I'm not saying Sam's not brave, I don't know if him, but by letting the ball go in, with no attempt to stop it, even if it may be a lost cause, gives the impression that he just gives up and therefore is not as committed as we expecthim to be.
I would like to see Al Habsi get a run as he comes across as braver, more committed and, let's face it, a bit nuts and I think the fans would really warm to him.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Ahmed Hegazi
« on: September 23, 2019, 02:04:44 PM »
Whilst it is fantastic news that he is back, I don't believe it's the be all and end all solution that some are hoping for. Yes he is a fantastic defender and will make a massive difference, I'm just not sure he's that vocal in terms of commanding those around him, which is what we need, given the lack of experience we have at present.
I would still like to see a better, more confident keeper in there as well.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Filip Krovinovic Joins Albion on loan
« on: September 23, 2019, 01:58:30 PM »
This was my opinion 5-6 weeks ago and it remains so now.

Decent player, but it seems he is more suited to the Sawyers  role and I wouldn't drop Sawyers at this stage. You could replace Livermore but does that leave the defence exposed? Sawyers can't tackle so Krov would gave to show his defensive side if we do that.
If we had a solid back 5 I think we could get away with Krov in for Livermore but until Johnstone and Bartley are either dropped, or sort themselves out, it would be too risky.
Think everyone is pinning their hopes on Hegazi being the be the solution.

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