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General Football & Sports / Re: Anything England Football
« on: September 04, 2019, 01:50:44 PM »
I'm going  ;D
Good man!
I get that people are a bit disillusioned, but there's not much that would beat seeing England win a major trophy, before I shuffle off this mortal coil, so I will be watching with hope in my heart.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Sam Johnstone
« on: September 04, 2019, 12:14:26 PM »

Johnstone lower end of middle.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: August 31, 2019, 09:06:05 AM »
Any win will do but wouldn’t be surprised with any result.
Hopefully Perreira will start and be the spark. Would love a clean sheet as well.
2-0   Zohore x 2

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Sam Johnstone
« on: August 28, 2019, 03:32:18 PM »
99% of his critics agree he had a good game on Saturday.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: 100 years ago
« on: August 28, 2019, 01:00:52 PM »
Perhaps the club do not want to highlight the lack of success at the highest level?
Only 24 teams have ever won it so still an achievement.
Should have done something, maybe play in hob nail boots or make the players grow little moustaches?

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Anyone Else Slightly Concerned??
« on: August 28, 2019, 12:57:27 PM »
I think we've only seen the "practice laps" up to now, once everything is fine tuned and we have Krov, Perriera, Diangana, Sawyers, Phillips, Edwards, Austin and Zohore at full speed we will be a different animal.
More worried about the defence if I'm honest, need to stop leaking silly goals and constantly letting players stroll into our box.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Sam Johnstone
« on: August 22, 2019, 04:34:42 PM »
Seeing as you seem to be having a pop at me......

I agree with you in respect of the highlighted points. However, last night he was not at fault. We can throttle down on the 10000% you quote to 99.9% of keepers worldwide - had a keeper been in the unnatural position of a yard from his right post then yes, he would have had a chance, but he would probably be criticised for not commanding his line.......

Finally I think that there are better keepers out there, no issue with that. However, we have Sam Johnstone, and it seems to me that most think that every single goal we concede is his fault................ever so occasionally we get undone by a piece of class like last night.

But as you say, its all down to opinions.......
Don't think anyone has blamed  Johnstone for last night's goal. Most agree that Sawyers (a fan's favourite) Phillips (a fan's favourite) and Livermore were more to blame, although a still on another thread seems to exonerate Livermore, which, considering he is far from a fan's favourite, seems pretty well balanced.
My problem with Johnstone is his lack of reaction. He doesn't even attempt to save it. Yes it was well hit but at least have a go. It happens all too often with shots from outside the box, he just doesn't react. Same with corners, he's just too static for me.
He's been pretty much the only constant in our back 5 over the last two seasons, defenders and coaches have changed yet the issues are still the same, with him as the common denominator.
For what it's worth, I think he was ok last night and his distribution has improved dramatically but he needs to be more alive to what's going on around him and control his area. It's always been said that goalies have to be a bit crazy, perhaps he's just too normal!!

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Anyone Else Slightly Concerned??
« on: August 22, 2019, 10:28:04 AM »
We have to be concerned having lost 40+ goals from last year but we don't need to score as many as we did last year, only Norwich scored more after all. What we do need to do is keep more clean sheets! If we do then 1 or 2 goals per game will be enough. Problem is, at the minute, we always look likely to concede. We are poor from set pieces and shots from outside the box and, until we address this, the forward players will be under pressure to emulate Gayle and J-Rod, which they just don't look capable of doing.
Last night's goal was totally preventable, any one of three players could have closed him down but didn't, leaving Johnstone with little chance. That being said, Johnstone's complete lack of reaction is worrying, he literally didn't even flinch! Surely, instinct should kick in as soon as you see the ball coming towards you and inspire some sort of reaction? If Tony Godden had been sitting in the Smethwick, he would have still got closer to that shot than Johnstone did! That's why he's getting stick, not because he was to blame for the goal but him stood watching the ball hit the net, from distance, is all too common.
All of our defenders, Ferguson, Furlong, Ajayi, Gibbs, Townsend and even Bartley have received plaudits this season, and rightly so, so why is it not working as a unit and manifesting in clean sheets?
We have great attacking players, who are pretty on the eye, but they won't score 2 every game, so we have to tighten up at the back. If we can do that, i think we will have a very good season.
Maybe Hegazi is the answer but I hope not, because I think the current crop are good enough, they just need to find a bit of composure and confidence.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: August 21, 2019, 09:41:55 PM »
Cardiff, Leeds, Fulham and Swanseaall won, we are the big loser tonight as it stands

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: August 21, 2019, 09:39:37 PM »
They will just retain the ball now, which they've done well all evening. Tough ask.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: August 21, 2019, 09:34:08 PM »
Shot from outside box goes in at near post, Johnstone doesn't move. Same old story.
Seen subtitle keepers move better. Glued to the spot didn't so much as f!inch.
Passing has been awful. Midfield and front three listless.
Why are we so poor at home?

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: August 21, 2019, 09:31:11 PM »
Still think we will win this game.
1_0 :D
I'm afraid we won't

What's going on? Are any of our original coaching staff left? It can't be a coincidence that so many are leaving. I wonder who's responsible.
Haven't most of them gone to Villa? Could just be that we have to accept that they are a Premier League club with more resources. If they've been offered more money, with, presumably,very little logistical upheaval (as it's only down the road), then would be hard to turn down.

General Football & Sports / Re: Saido Berahino
« on: August 20, 2019, 04:37:40 PM »
Berahino 2 in 2 games in Belgium, point to prove? or found his level?
There is no level that deserves this tagnut. He doesn't deserve to earn a living from a game he disrespects so much.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Team
« on: August 20, 2019, 01:59:54 PM »
change Livermore for Brunt and Phillips for Edwards and you may well have it.






Is what I reckon. Think if Gibbs fit he plays and, injuries aside, i don't expect much of a change to the back 4 until Hegazi is fit, unless Ferguson has a drop in  form then Furlong will step in.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: August 20, 2019, 09:45:22 AM »
How many times have I also said that?
Hard and low, get over the ball, and kick through it.
Just look at my "in game" quotes.
Thank "gawd" someone else has noticed.
The only advantage a keeper has is he can use his hands ,so hit it as far away from them as possible. Hard an low and on target is the hardest shot to stop.
If the box is crowded, it will likely get blocked, but there's always a chance of a deflection. Drives me mad when players get into space and lash it over the bar, especially in the dying seconds, you need a goal and the opposition defence is on the rack, just bang it into the box hard and low ffs!

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Grady Diangana (on loan from West Ham)
« on: August 19, 2019, 02:09:20 PM »
Fkn 'ell is he off already?
No that will be January.....

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
« on: August 18, 2019, 06:15:42 PM »
That hat might be coming out your other end before September at this rate.
Anybody know any good recipes?
I was thinking maybe a black beret pie?

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: August 16, 2019, 02:07:11 PM »
I think we will be better away from home, same as last season. Teams will come to defend at the Hawthorns in the hope of nicking a point or 3 but they will have to be more positive, which should allow our midfield and forwards to hit them on the break.
Krovinovic to score in a 3-1 win.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Oliver Burke
« on: August 16, 2019, 10:13:24 AM »
Think this is just a moot point now. It appears the one subject that we all agree on; whatever the question is, Burke is not the answer. may as well get him out on loan and cut our losses. There's no magic wand with this guy, whatever the reasons, he just doesn't cut it.
Shame because he was an exciting prospect. :(

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Match officials
« on: August 15, 2019, 12:40:08 PM »
Ref: Andy Woolmer
Assistants: Adrian Waters, Michael George
4th Official: Stephen Martin
No Ridgeley Andrew?

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: August 15, 2019, 12:36:08 PM »
Out of interest has anyone seen much of Luton's games this season? If so what were they like going forward and were they balanced? As in did they carry much threat in open play and look decent overall, or were they like flirty wenches with everything to show on top with nothing underneath? Just asking as if we up our tempo and they're all tits and no pants we might just give 'em a good fisting  ;D .
I see nothing wrong with this scenario whatsoever Dan. In fact it's quite the preference.  ;)

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Slaven Bilic Albion’s New Head Coach
« on: August 14, 2019, 03:11:08 PM »
A few posts on different threads have mentioned Zonal marking.

I'll never understand Zonal marking for set pieces. Its rare to ever see it done well consistently. The attacking team regularly seem to get the jump on defenders and I think it diminishes responsibility on individuals. Managers do seem to have a clear preference though and persist with it if they favour it.

By all means in open play, Zonal marking is much more likely due to a formation. From an attacking set piece, zonal positioning could be the way forward too, but for defending set pieces, man to man has to be the way to go.

I'm hoping Bilic isn't stubborn with it.
Well said sir, can't think of a single team that excels at zonal marking. Confusing for defenders and diminishes responsibility.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: August 14, 2019, 09:16:26 AM »
I think Slaven needs to revert to 4-3-3. It's all too tippy, tappy at the moment in front of defenders with no-one in the box. Get people further forward and at least if a cross comes in the wide man from the opposite side joins the centre forward - and if it's Zohore it's another sizeable target to hit. Also playing Phillips deeper like he did occasionally last season gives us a threat from midfield. At the moment we have Sawyers and Krovinovic who are nice footballers but very little threat from there. I'd go: (PS! I know Johnstone will play)


Ferguson            Ajayi                            Bartley                Gibbs

                  Phillips              Sawyers               Krovinovic

Edwards                              Austin                                   Zohore

Subs: Johnstone, O'Shea, Townsend, Livermore, Diangana, Brunt, Robson-Kanu.

I'd be happy to give that a go, think we need to move away from the obsession with two defensive midfielders. We have, on paper at least, a wealth of attacking talent so should be playing to our strengths. I also think Zohore needs to be in a 3, the boy has power and is not scared to run at defenders, this system could see us get the best out of him.
Shame we didn't get to see Willock last night as I would like him to get himself ahead of Kanu.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: August 13, 2019, 10:08:09 PM »
Worrying has to be the word. Lots of nice passing but very little threat at one end and a shambles at the other. They had 6 corners and could have scored from pretty much all of them. You just can't defend set pieces like the last two games and keep clean sheets, question is, do we have the firepower t outscore the opposition? I certainly hope so and thank God for Austin's goal, a few of the others need to start chipping in now though.
Only a Mickey mouse  cup game and not a priority so, win at Luton and all will be forgiven, disappointing though.

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