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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Under 23's/ Academy Thread
« Last post by Adder on Today at 05:59:29 PM »
Someone posted a couple of weeks ago that he suspects the Albion coaches aren’t very good.  I’m starting to think myself that is true.  It’s probably the case at other English clubs too. 

We have past their best experienced players dictating to the club over contracts instead of the club demanding they leave.  The culture is too soft.

We could have blooded several players and with the right coaching could’ve dramatically improved over a season or 2.  Where the hell is Kyle Edwards since Brentford away?

Indeed what is the point of the academy if prospects leave after a few appearances?
Good question - it's the type of thing that tends to happen to our young players. He played a loose pass at Bristol City which ended with their 2nd goal, was taken off when we changed shape for 2nd half. He looks a decent player to me though. Just wonder a couple of things - presumably we paid a loan fee for Murphy so there's always a tendency to want to get some value from signings. Also, we don't know, but there could have been one of these clauses for Murphy stating that he has to play a certain number of games or we pay more.
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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« Last post by baggie steve on Today at 04:04:53 PM »
If we're looking at giving a young gem a chance , another one destined for better things is Ryan Lowe , league 2 manager of the year with a very attack minded style.....
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General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« Last post by BalisPen on Today at 02:26:24 PM »
I would be very surprised if this ever went to court as I think that the efl rules will state how disputes are resolved and they are responsible for enforcing their own FFP rules.

In the past the rules of football creditors get paid first even at the expense of hmrc have prevailed at court. It will be in their rules and imo the court case will be deemed ultra vires.

The Leeds owner was on about this earlier this week too so I think it is sabre rattling to get the efl to look into this.
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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Guochuan Lai
« Last post by EastYorksAlbion on Today at 01:55:52 PM »
I would imagine most football club owners look at JP in awe, as he must be the only owner of any football club to have actually made himself any money, never mind the fortune he made.
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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Guochuan Lai
« Last post by baggie82 on Today at 01:50:35 PM »
JP sold us to no investment GL for £175m and didn't even have the decency to pay back the £4m loan he took out of the club to increase his shareholding which made him an extra circa £25m by increasing his shareholding up to 88%, says a lot about the man. To make matters worse FOSUN had been looking at us but didn't want to pay a premium for a PL club and bought them lot for £75m instead. JP hoovering up as much money for himself as possible will define our club for decades. As a fan base we have every right to be furious about this.
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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Guochuan Lai
« Last post by OldburyWBA on Today at 01:16:07 PM »
There's no mention of this in Matt Wilson's article in the E&S, the only mention I've seen of this is from Lepkowski's twitter account.
Not saying there's nothing in it, just depends which journo is better informed.

You also have to bare in mind that Matt Wilson works with the club on a daily basis so does not want to upset anyone, Chris Lepkowski has no reason to be concerned about that and despite claims that he is a disgruntled employee (none of us know why he left or the circumstances around it by the way) he will also have a good knowledge over what has gone on at the club especially around the time he was either working as a journo or working at the club.
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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« Last post by Blowee on Today at 01:01:13 PM »
Dowling has given us the timeline, you're looking at, at least another 2 weeks before any decision is made.
I'll believe it when it happens!
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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« Last post by TheJacko2000 on Today at 12:32:18 PM »
Dowling has given us the timeline, you're looking at, at least another 2 weeks before any decision is made.
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General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« Last post by TheJacko2000 on Today at 12:30:49 PM »
I've read about this previously, but don't understand why other clubs in the EFL didn't "support" Gibsons position at a recent EFL meeting when this was raised.


I doubt they want extra scrutiny into their own clubs dealings any more than Derby do. Us included.
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General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« Last post by don1thedon on Today at 12:28:07 PM »
I've read about this previously, but don't understand why other clubs in the EFL didn't "support" Gibsons position at a recent EFL meeting when this was raised.
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