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Title: 5 Jan 2019 Albion 1 Wigan Ath 0 (FA Cup 3)
Post by: Black Country Pride on December 03, 2018, 09:22:57 AM
Who would you like? Oxford away for me.
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: iwastherein68 on December 03, 2018, 10:46:49 AM
Dingles
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: adamw1109 on December 03, 2018, 10:54:13 AM
Dingles

What a time it would be to draw them, hopefully their terrible run would continue and we could kick them whilst they are down come Jan.  ;D

Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: KN22 on December 03, 2018, 12:40:13 PM
A home draw against lower league opposition. I don't fancy us against Dingles, sorry to say.
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: Sted1990 on December 03, 2018, 01:39:40 PM
A London club away, few drinks in the capital and a big allocation
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: costa blanca baggie on December 03, 2018, 01:48:27 PM
I reckon we’re well overdue an away day at Reading.
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on December 03, 2018, 02:05:40 PM
I reckon we’re well overdue an away day at Reading.
we’re getting one anyway in April!
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on December 03, 2018, 02:25:07 PM
I'd love Woking away

The Tim Buzaglo derby  :D
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: AlbionFan on December 03, 2018, 03:16:01 PM
I'd love Woking away

The Tim Buzaglo derby  :D

I said the exact same to my youngest son. I want revenge!  :D
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: Albionic on December 03, 2018, 03:17:32 PM
Solihull Moors away !
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: Political Cake on December 03, 2018, 07:52:23 PM
Home against Wigan
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: TheJacko2000 on December 03, 2018, 07:54:10 PM
Home against Wigan


Should move to the 4th round. Wigan very poor away.
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: Albionic on December 03, 2018, 07:54:55 PM
Us / dings / vile all at home
That’s another Saturday 3:00 we will miss
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: TheJacko2000 on December 03, 2018, 07:59:04 PM
Us / dings / vile all at home
That’s another Saturday 3:00 we will miss


D1ngle5 Liverpool will almost certainly be moved for TV.


Imagine we'll remain Saturday 3pm.
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: Atomic on December 04, 2018, 08:08:06 PM
What a boring tie. I wanted Woking. Full strength team out and teach them a lesson for THAT day.  >:(
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on December 06, 2018, 09:01:09 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46470609
Dingles on TV Monday 7th January.
Will ours or the vile lot be moved?
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: kc56wba on December 06, 2018, 09:26:56 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46470609
Dingles on TV Monday 7th January.
Will ours or the vile lot be moved?


Cor see us being moved to be honest.
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: SC_Baggie on December 07, 2018, 02:55:01 PM
We always get the most dull draws
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: wardy65 on December 07, 2018, 05:32:55 PM
Still on the Saturday, but 12:30am kick off.
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: beechyboy90 on December 07, 2018, 05:35:28 PM
We always get the most dull draws

Good opportunity to get to 4th round though. If you can't get a decent away draw you want somebody beatable at home
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: paulosull on December 07, 2018, 05:58:46 PM
Like to see us get to Wembley for a cup final in my life time, half a century next year
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: throstle on December 08, 2018, 09:37:34 PM
Looks like football has sold its soul again and we'll have to get used to weird FA Cup kick off times for 'overseas television broadcasts' for the next 6 seasons.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/feb/19/tv-rights-company-pouring-millions-into-english-football-pitch-international-qatar
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: cads_ap_albion on December 09, 2018, 06:29:57 PM
sorry, must have missed this, why are we 12:30?
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: throstle on December 09, 2018, 08:55:08 PM
sorry, must have missed this, why are we 12:30?

Because of an overseas TV deal that runs for the next 6 seasons. 14 ties moved for the 3rd round.

http://www.thefa.com/news/2018/dec/06/fa-cup-on-tv-third-round-061218




Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: east-stand-nick on December 10, 2018, 10:59:57 AM
Only 10 ties remain at 3pm Sat. Appalling.
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: seteefeet on December 10, 2018, 12:02:15 PM
Because of an overseas TV deal that runs for the next 6 seasons. 14 ties moved for the 3rd round.

http://www.thefa.com/news/2018/dec/06/fa-cup-on-tv-third-round-061218
Think of all that cash flooding into grass roots football though. I'm sure Hackney Marshes has submitted it's renovation plans already.
Either that or pay rises for the fat cats.
Wonder which it will be?
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: Oldbury24 on December 10, 2018, 03:49:25 PM
Looks like football has sold its soul again and we'll have to get used to weird FA Cup kick off times for 'overseas television broadcasts' for the next 6 seasons.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/feb/19/tv-rights-company-pouring-millions-into-english-football-pitch-international-qatar

There can't be any soul left to sell surely?  A mate of mine has got so disillusioned with pro football he gave up his ST and started watching his local non-league club and is loving it.  Thankfully I have yet to reach that point, and can't see it ever happening as I've got blue and white running through my veins, but I get where he is coming from.   

Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: Westie on December 11, 2018, 02:34:15 PM
The TV changes are so disrespectful to the real supporters and the Championship seems to be worse than the Premier League. I have over an hours travel time to the Hawthorns, longer than that when coming to night games. I didn’t attend the Villa game as I just couldn’t face a Friday evening on the M6. It is likely to be the changes caused by the TV companies that will be the reason for not renewing my ST, maybe next season, even. I have been to my local non-league team in recent weeks and it has much to recommend it; free parking next to the ground, decent cheap beer in the clubhouse and I’m home 15 minutes after the ref blows the final whistle.
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: Hull Baggie on December 11, 2018, 03:48:08 PM
The TV changes are so disrespectful to the real supporters and the Championship seems to be worse than the Premier League. I have over an hours travel time to the Hawthorns, longer than that when coming to night games. I didn’t attend the Villa game as I just couldn’t face a Friday evening on the M6. It is likely to be the changes caused by the TV companies that will be the reason for not renewing my ST, maybe next season, even. I have been to my local non-league team in recent weeks and it has much to recommend it; free parking next to the ground, decent cheap beer in the clubhouse and I’m home 15 minutes after the ref blows the final whistle.

I think because we are a biggish fish in the Championship and at the right end of the table we will be on telly quite a bit, compared to being a small fish at the wrong end of the table or in mid table obscurity so not so attractive in the premier league.

I think it's genuinely sad that fans like yourself are made to feel so disillusioned with what TV has done to football that they give up watching the team they have supported for a long time.
Sadly clubs won't turn down the golden goose of TV money, so I think it will only get worse.

I know it's only a small crumb but at least the Wigan game is on a Saturday afternoon (technically 12.30 is the afternoon)
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: Backofthenet on December 11, 2018, 04:40:06 PM
The issue with TV is that it rules your life but I believe changes should be made at the start of the season and then we would all know where we stand. I realise that they want the more 'attractive' sides on television and at present we fall into that category. Sadly though the changes are made with not a great deal of notice so it's difficult to have any sense of normality around the weekend and football fixtures.
We will never return to all games at 3.00pm on Saturday and mid weeks at 7.30 Tuesdays and Wednesdays and will have to put up with that. However the TV companies don't value attendance in grounds and have little consideration for the supporter. Viewing figures are what matters and they can also sell advertising to make even more money.
Yes we are stuck with it so along with some others I am unable to make some games, both home and away. I also can't even get to watch on television. Yes TV gives a good coverage but for the ardent fan it has almost ruined the game at whatever level.
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: BigFrank20 on December 11, 2018, 07:36:37 PM
I don't know if I'm being particularly dense tonight but I'm struggling to see the option to purchase my season ticket seat for the cup game, any one care to point me in the right direction?
COYB
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: Atomic on December 11, 2018, 08:27:52 PM
I don't know if I'm being particularly dense tonight but I'm struggling to see the option to purchase my season ticket seat for the cup game, any one care to point me in the right direction?
COYB


I presume you're doing it online?

Where it has your name and account number (top right of screen), click and select Personal Details.

Top right again it should give you the option to click a link to reserve your cup ticket.

Then just follow the instructions.

I've just done mine, no problems.
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: Hull Baggie on December 12, 2018, 08:29:52 AM
The issue with TV is that it rules your life but I believe changes should be made at the start of the season and then we would all know where we stand. I realise that they want the more 'attractive' sides on television and at present we fall into that category. Sadly though the changes are made with not a great deal of notice so it's difficult to have any sense of normality around the weekend and football fixtures.
We will never return to all games at 3.00pm on Saturday and mid weeks at 7.30 Tuesdays and Wednesdays and will have to put up with that. However the TV companies don't value attendance in grounds and have little consideration for the supporter. Viewing figures are what matters and they can also sell advertising to make even more money.
Yes we are stuck with it so along with some others I am unable to make some games, both home and away. I also can't even get to watch on television. Yes TV gives a good coverage but for the ardent fan it has almost ruined the game at whatever level.

Totally agree with this and have said many times that the TV games up to January should be arranged in July before the fixtures are released to the public, then the TV games from Jan to May should be released in November. As you say TV companies don't care about fans they want people to watch at home or in pubs.
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: BigFrank20 on December 12, 2018, 10:28:45 AM

I presume you're doing it online?

Where it has your name and account number (top right of screen), click and select Personal Details.

Top right again it should give you the option to click a link to reserve your cup ticket.

Then just follow the instructions.

I've just done mine, no problems.
Thanks for that got so far and now can't get it to accept my payment so think its a phone call job, I really, really hate using our website it's generally speaking utter crap
Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd Round - Wigan Athletic (H)
Post by: BigFrank20 on December 12, 2018, 12:32:14 PM
Job done, on the phone, easy peasy  ;D
Title: 5 Jan 2019 Albion 1 Wigan Ath 0 (FA Cup 3)
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 15, 2018, 07:08:51 PM
West Bromwich Albion v Wigan Athletic

FA Cup Round 3

Saturday 5th December 2019 15.00m

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Title: In Game Chat
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 15, 2018, 07:09:54 PM
West Bromwich Albion v Wigan Athletic

FA Cup Round 3

Saturday 5th January 2019 15.00pm

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Title: Pre Match Chat
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 15, 2018, 07:10:15 PM
West Bromwich Albion v Wigan Athletic

FA Cup Round 3

Saturday 5th January 2019 15.00pm

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Title: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 15, 2018, 07:13:08 PM
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Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: Atomic on December 28, 2018, 01:50:43 PM
Just checked the stadium plan for this game and given that it's not a league fixture I was expecting hundreds of tickets left in most sections. Not the case. Don't get me wrong there are plenty of tickets still available (have not counted them) but early signs are it'll be a pretty decent crowd.
Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: Dan87uk on December 28, 2018, 02:13:40 PM
Don't forget that STH seats are held until 31/12, I expect there will be more green than red when they get released.

That said, Adults £10 and kids for a quid should entice a few more than you'd expect.
Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: Atomic on December 28, 2018, 02:16:31 PM
Don't forget that STH seats are held until 31/12, I expect there will be more green than red when they get released.

That said, Adults £10 and kids for a quid should entice a few more than you'd expect.


That's a good point actually, hadn't thought of that.

OK may be a crap crowd then lol.
Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: wbarenno on December 28, 2018, 02:40:49 PM
It’s going to be a small crowd I think. Especially when you take into account it’s a sell out Saturday then the week after the cup game we have a massive game against Norwich at home.
Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 28, 2018, 04:49:51 PM
It’s going to be a small crowd I think. Especially when you take into account it’s a sell out Saturday then the week after the cup game we have a massive game against Norwich at home.


Wigan will probably bring less than what the did the other day.
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: beechyboy90 on December 28, 2018, 09:06:01 PM
Chance to progress into 4th round
But after the run of games we will have had going into this one. I would like to see a few changes.

I would rest Gibbs and Phillips as both have a history of muscle injuries. Give Townsend a go and young harper or even field.

If Gayle does have a muscle strain also I imagine he won’t be fit so perhaps a chance for Leko Burke or Edwards to get a game in the wing forward role.

Goal keeper always gets switched for these games also.
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: dan7heman on December 31, 2018, 10:58:45 AM
Isnt this a 12:30 KO?
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: skyclad99 on December 31, 2018, 11:05:43 AM
Isnt this a 12:30 KO?

It is indeed
Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: Atomic on December 31, 2018, 03:14:21 PM
Oh dear. The season ticket holder deadline has passed and we have 13,518 tickets available. How very, very sad the decline of the FA Cup.

I estimate a crowd in the region of 13,000.  :-[
Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: Albionic on December 31, 2018, 03:17:40 PM
Oh dear. The season ticket holder deadline has passed and we have 13,518 tickets available. How very, very sad the decline of the FA Cup.

I estimate a crowd in the region of 13,000.  :-[

It won't be that bad, will be fair walk up contingent IMO
Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: SmethDan on December 31, 2018, 03:44:00 PM
Get New Year's Eve and day out of the way and sales will pick up a bit.

I'm expecting a low turn out for this one though, especially as we only played them the other day.
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: SmethDan on December 31, 2018, 03:54:24 PM
Given the views and proximity to the dugout I was thinking of getting a ticket near the half way line in the Halfords for this one.

Always feel a tad claustrophobic and hemmed in there though so the (currently) wide open spaces of the Smethwick it is.

COYB  8) .
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: Albionic on December 31, 2018, 04:21:58 PM
Given the views and proximity to the dugout I was thinking of getting a ticket near the half way line in the Halfords for this one.

Always feel a tad claustrophobic and hemmed in there though so the (currently) wide open spaces of the Smethwick it is.

COYB  8) .

Its quite a hazardous area as well, flasks / blankets / sandwich bags all sorts of paraphenalia, you'll be a lot safer in the Smethwick mate !
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: SmethDan on December 31, 2018, 04:43:40 PM
Its quite a hazardous area as well, flasks / blankets / sandwich bags all sorts of paraphenalia, you'll be a lot safer in the Smethwick mate !

I know chap, my wife used to have a season ticket in the Halfords.

She told me all about the 'Werther's Original Wars' and feels much better now she's moved to the Smeth'.

Smoke bombs and flying coins she can handle, but those boilies are a bugger.
Title: Team
Post by: Atomic on January 01, 2019, 05:57:10 AM
Well in advance I know but planning ahead I think we'll see a number of changes for this game. I'm sure Holgate will be given his debut. If Burke hasn't gone on loan by then I can see him lining up up front. Harper may get a start as we rest our first eleven.

Anyone agree or do you think we'll play a full strength team?



                                             Myhill

Holgate                 Adarabioyo              Bartley               Townsend

                  Morrison               Harper                Brunt

Burke                                     Robson-Kanu                    Sako


Subs: Johnstone, Dawson, Mears, Livermore, Rodriguez, Barnes, Edwards.
Title: Re: Team
Post by: wbastrollers on January 01, 2019, 09:28:47 AM
Well in advance I know but planning ahead I think we'll see a number of changes for this game. I'm sure Holgate will be given his debut. If Burke hasn't gone on loan by then I can see him lining up up front. Harper may get a start as we rest our first eleven.

Anyone agree or do you think we'll play a full strength team?



                                             Myhill

Holgate                 Adarabioyo              Bartley               Townsend

                  Morrison               Harper                Brunt

Burke                                     Robson-Kanu                    Sako


Subs: Johnstone, Dawson, Mears, Livermore, Rodriguez, Barnes, Edwards.

You have had a bit too much to drink mate - imo, he will play his strongest side whatever that may be. Will he play Holgate without any drills?
Title: Re: Team
Post by: wbastrollers on January 01, 2019, 11:21:37 AM
Apologies Atomic.
I thought this was a Blackburn thread . :-*
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: wba_1996 on January 01, 2019, 05:14:32 PM
Play the weakest team possible, hopefully we go out. Can't afford another fixture pile-up with captain clueless' shocking attempts at 'rotation'.
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: albion59 on January 01, 2019, 07:40:12 PM
Play the weakest team possible, hopefully we go out. Can't afford another fixture pile-up with captain clueless' shocking attempts at 'rotation'.
I will never be able to get my head round so called fans wanting the Albion to ever lose! I hope we smash them and then go on a good cup run and I don't get people who don't want that?
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on January 01, 2019, 07:54:35 PM
Of course, I NEVER want us to lose.
Even our second string should be enough to see off other teams.
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: beechyboy90 on January 01, 2019, 09:18:44 PM
Need to win this to give us some confidence and momentum pre Norwich game. Also some of our youth players need game time.
Title: Re: Team
Post by: beechyboy90 on January 01, 2019, 09:23:41 PM
Don't think your team is far off... a lot of "first teamers" will be rested.

                      Myhill
Holgate adribayo Bartley Townsend
            Morrison Barry Harper
              Sako HRK Rodriguez

That's what I think we will do.
Would like to see sam field get a game. I want to see Harper play to see if he offers any more in midfield then some of the old boys

Title: Re: Team
Post by: Mister AT on January 02, 2019, 08:25:12 AM
I think we need to be looking to rest a few of the first team players for this one, we're only using the same 14/15 faces so it's always good to try and rest a few of these.

I would go with something like:

Myhill

Mears
Holgate (if the plan is to play Holgate at RB, then slot him there replacing Mears and pop Tosin in CB)
Bartley
Townsend

Field (Hoolahan if Field isn't fit/trusted)
Brunt
Harper

Burke
HRK
Sako

Title: Re: Team
Post by: TheJacko2000 on January 02, 2019, 08:33:48 AM
I don't want to see Dawson, Hegazi, Gibbs, Barry, Morrison, Brunt, Phillips, Barnes, Gayle or Rodriguez anywhere near the squad for Saturday, they must be protected for Norwich.
Title: Re: Team
Post by: Atomic on January 02, 2019, 08:48:05 AM
Apologies Atomic.
I thought this was a Blackburn thread . :-*


Open your bloody eyes then.


 ;D ( :P
Title: Re: Team
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 02, 2019, 11:16:21 AM
                                                     Myhill
Mears                  Holgate                            Bartley        Townsend

                                         Harper

Edwards              Morrison                 Brunt               Sako
 
                                       HRK

Subs- Rodriguez, Bond (who !!), Rogers, Field, Leko, Hoolahan, Howkins
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: SmethDan on January 02, 2019, 12:52:08 PM
Looking forward to seeing what a few of the younger squad members can do but I don't want this to be an exercise in fixture fulfillment. Hoping to see a blend of youth and experience with an eye to winning and being in the hat for the next round, as opposed to simply getting minutes into legs and putting a team out because we have to. I want to see a plan, a team selection which reflects that plan, a good team effort and good use of subs if and when required.

COYB  8) .
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: Albionic on January 02, 2019, 01:01:51 PM
Of course, I NEVER want us to lose.
Even our second string should be enough to see off other teams.

Even our second string should be enough to see off other teams.

I dread to think what fans of other teams make of this sort of comment !  Smacks of the sort of thing our cousins neighbours in Witton would say !
Title: Re: Team
Post by: SmethDan on January 02, 2019, 01:03:26 PM
There's really no need to afflict young Holgate with 'Bartley Syndrome' at this stage of his fledgling career.

Collywobbles can be highly contagious and I wouldn't want them to affect him going forward.
Title: Re: Team
Post by: Fritzl Palace on January 02, 2019, 01:03:29 PM
Bond

Mears   Holgate   Bartley   Townsend

Harper   Field

Edwards   Sako   Brunt

Burke

Doesn't really put Sako in his best position, but I'll live with it. Give Brunt a run out in the only position he can actually play.
Title: Re: Team
Post by: wba_1996 on January 02, 2019, 02:44:24 PM
Myhill
Holgate - Adarbioyo - Bartley - Townsend
Harper - Field
Edwards - Hoolahan - Sako
Burke

Bond, Mears, Howkins, Brunt, Rogers/Tulloch, Leko, HRK

With a view to Holgate coming straight in at RB against Norwich. Although I fully expect him to exclude as many of the young players as he can.
Title: Re: Team
Post by: baggiebof on January 02, 2019, 03:22:51 PM
I don't like changes for the cup but appreciate as a Championship club with promotion aspirations, it is advisable to give some a rest after the busy Christmas period. Anyone with a knock like Hegazi and Gayle shouldn't be risked and players with histories of muscular injuries such as Gibbs and Phillips should also be given a break. I would also give Barry a rest due to age and the fact that Livermore is out for 3 games after this one.

Johnstone

Holgate
Dawson
Bartley
Brunt

Harper
Field
Morrison

Sako
Rodriguez
Barnes

Myhill, Adarabioyo, Townsend, Hoolahan, Edwards, Burke, Robson-Kanu
Title: Re: Team
Post by: TheJacko2000 on January 02, 2019, 04:32:40 PM
As per my previous post:


Myhill


Holgate
Adarabioyo
Bartley
Townsend


Edwards
Harper
Field


HRK
Burke
Sako


Subs. Johnstone, Howkins, Mears, Melbourne, Hoolahan, Leko, Rodriguez.
Title: Re: Team
Post by: JMullen95 on January 02, 2019, 06:31:28 PM
I don't want to see Dawson, Hegazi, Gibbs, Barry, Morrison, Brunt, Phillips, Barnes, Gayle or Rodriguez anywhere near the squad for Saturday, they must be protected for Norwich.
Why would Brunt need to be protected?
Title: Re: Team
Post by: TheJacko2000 on January 02, 2019, 06:38:12 PM
Why would Brunt need to be protected?


Important member of the first team squad.
Title: Re: Team
Post by: JMullen95 on January 02, 2019, 06:44:44 PM
Debatable. From what I’ve seen this season he’s offered absolute nothing to the side - even his set pieces don’t deliver any goals anymore. Take Rotherham away, for example, we’re 4-0 up looking well balanced, on comes Brunt and almost instantly the shape of the midfield has gone because he can’t be arsed to press the ball or position himself correctly when out of possession. I would say play him against Wigan in the cup, but he’ll only wrongly reclaim the captain’s armband which will enable him to whinge at the ref and his other ten teammates for the duration of the 90 minutes.
Title: Re: Team
Post by: TheJacko2000 on January 02, 2019, 06:53:00 PM
He's the club captain, if he plays he's captain, end of story.
Title: Re: Team
Post by: JMullen95 on January 02, 2019, 07:01:44 PM
Goes without saying. So you would genuinely not play Brunt this weekend and start him in our biggest game of the season against Norwich?
Title: Re: Team
Post by: TheJacko2000 on January 02, 2019, 07:04:11 PM
Goes without saying. So you would genuinely not play Brunt this weekend and start him in our biggest game of the season against Norwich?


Yes.
Title: Re: Team
Post by: JMullen95 on January 02, 2019, 07:10:27 PM
Well let’s hope Darren doesn’t agree with you on that one. Brunt has done nothing to warrant a place on the bench let alone start the game. He won’t be able to deal with Norwich’s high press because he’s too flat footed and above all else we surrender too much possession when he’s in the team. Surely you must see this or do you just spend the whole game watching Rodriguez and Livermore so you can criticise them afterwards?
Title: Re: Team
Post by: vrabbit on January 02, 2019, 07:11:24 PM
I'm a HUGE Brunty fan but I feel Jacko is going overboard with the loyalty here. I agree with the other takes that Brunt is B-squad nowadays and I'd definitely play him in the FA Cup first and foremost.
Title: Re: Team
Post by: JMullen95 on January 02, 2019, 07:14:31 PM
I'm a HUGE Brunty fan but I feel Jacko is going overboard with the loyalty here. I agree with the other takes that Brunt is B-squad nowadays and I'd definitely play him in the FA Cup first and foremost.
That’s a much more respectable view. Dorrans was a huge favourite of mine, but I could see when he was finished. Don’t worry Jackie, I’m sure the penny will drop soon .
Title: Re: Team
Post by: vrabbit on January 02, 2019, 07:15:47 PM
That’s a much more respectable view. Dorrans was a huge favourite of mine, but I could see when he was finished. Don’t worry Jackie, I’m sure the penny will drop soon .

and I certainly mean no disrespect to Brunt who is a club legend as far as I'm concerned, but the consistency in poor performance has been there for a while now and it is what it is.
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: frazzle on January 02, 2019, 07:16:18 PM
Play the weakest team possible, hopefully we go out. Can't afford another fixture pile-up with captain clueless' shocking attempts at 'rotation'.

Laughable comment in so many ways.
Title: Re: Team
Post by: frazzle on January 02, 2019, 07:17:29 PM

Yes.

That would be wrong. Spent force. And never was a force in midfield.
Title: Re: Team
Post by: TheJacko2000 on January 02, 2019, 07:21:42 PM
That’s a much more respectable view. Dorrans was a huge favourite of mine, but I could see when he was finished. Don’t worry Jackie, I’m sure the penny will drop soon .


Really? You knew during that one season in the Championship that he'd never make the step up?
Title: Re: Team
Post by: JMullen95 on January 02, 2019, 07:33:01 PM

Really? You knew during that one season in the Championship that he'd never make the step up?
Well obviously not because at the end of that season he was in double figures for goals and assists and was by no means finished. His career was over when he was being shoehorned into a position he could play (out on the wing). Quite similar to the current situation with Brunt.
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: caravanc58 on January 02, 2019, 07:35:01 PM
we should go out with the aim to win the cup every season.  couldn't give a toss about resting players and risking league position, had enough of that mindset in the premiership.just go out and go for it. honours mean everything.
Title: Re: Team
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 02, 2019, 07:46:06 PM
Well obviously not because at the end of that season he was in double figures for goals and assists and was by no means finished. His career was over when he was being shoehorned into a position he could play (out on the wing). Quite similar to the current situation with Brunt.

You mean the year he was named in the PFA Team of the Yaer and won the PFA Player of the season award ?

Yep, never going to make it  :D
Title: Re: Team
Post by: Hull Baggie on January 02, 2019, 08:29:06 PM
If Hegazi is available I'd give him some game time. Someone at the game on Tuesday reckoned he was on compassionate leave not injured but he looked to be limping at the end of the Wigan game to me. Could be both I guess!

                                                               Myhill
                   
                                Holgate            Adabarioyo            Hegazi           Townsend

                                           Morrison           Harper          Field   

                                  Edwards                 HRK                    Sako

      Subs: Bond, Mears, Bartley, Brunt,  Hoolihan,  Leko, Burke,   

                               
Title: Re: Team
Post by: TheJacko2000 on January 02, 2019, 08:31:47 PM
You mean the year he was named in the PFA Team of the Yaer and won the PFA Player of the season award ?

Yep, never going to make it  :D


But he didn't make it, and I called it...  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on January 02, 2019, 08:32:20 PM
Even our second string should be enough to see off other teams.

I dread to think what fans of other teams make of this sort of comment !  Smacks of the sort of thing our cousins neighbours in Witton would say !
I believe in the Baggies.
Title: Re: Team
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 02, 2019, 08:38:08 PM

But he didn't make it, and I called it...  ;) ;D

Did he play in the Premier League ?

Stats suggests he did  ;)
Title: Re: Team
Post by: zippyandbungle on January 02, 2019, 10:02:07 PM
Did he play in the Premier League ?

Stats suggests he did  ;)
Back on topic please 😂😂

                                Myhill
   Mears.    Holgate.          Tosin.      Brunt

Edwards.     Harper. Field hoolahan.  Sako

                         HRK

Plenty enough there to get through
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: wba_1996 on January 02, 2019, 11:55:18 PM
we should go out with the aim to win the cup every season.  couldn't give a toss about resting players and risking league position, had enough of that mindset in the premiership.just go out and go for it. honours mean everything.

If we were in the PL I'd agree, but we've got absolutely no chance with the current squad and head coach and progression would risk hampering our promotion push. I want what is best for the club, and at this moment in time, focusing solely on the league is what is best for us.
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: SmethDan on January 03, 2019, 12:40:49 AM
A team once won promotion to the top flight and also lifted the FA Cup along the way.

They are still the only team to have achieved this feat.

It would be great if we could do it again, only this time as  Champions.

COYB  8) .
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: beechyboy90 on January 03, 2019, 04:33:18 AM
A team once won promotion to the top flight and also lifted the FA Cup along the way.

They are still the only team to have achieved this feat.

It would be great if we could do it again, only this time as  Champions.

COYB  8) .

Il have a pint of that optimistic beverage. I am half expecting us to throw the game and not put out a strong enough team sadly.
Title: Re: Team
Post by: koren on January 03, 2019, 12:08:57 PM
                         Myhill

Holgate     Fitzwater      Hegazi     Townsend

              Field     Harper    Morrison

              Burke      HRK      Sako               
Title: Re: Team
Post by: Mister AT on January 03, 2019, 12:18:59 PM
With Fitzwater and Wilson back for the weekends games, do we think they will be involved?

Could be worth having a look at Fitzwater and seeing how he's developed.
Title: Re: Team
Post by: Atomic on January 03, 2019, 12:20:14 PM
With Fitzwater and Wilson back for the weekends games, do we think they will be involved?

Could be worth having a look at Fitzwater and seeing how he's developed.


What's the point? He's going back to Walsall.
Title: Re: Team
Post by: koren on January 03, 2019, 12:23:08 PM

What's the point? He's going back to Walsall.
Fitzwater would be involved according to expresss and star.
https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/football/walsall-fc/2019/01/03/west-brom-recall-walsall-loanee-jack-fitzwater-but-he-will-return-to-saddlers/ (https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/football/walsall-fc/2019/01/03/west-brom-recall-walsall-loanee-jack-fitzwater-but-he-will-return-to-saddlers/)
Title: Re: Team
Post by: Atomic on January 03, 2019, 12:25:54 PM
Fitzwater would be involved according to expresss and star.
https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/football/walsall-fc/2019/01/03/west-brom-recall-walsall-loanee-jack-fitzwater-but-he-will-return-to-saddlers/ (https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/football/walsall-fc/2019/01/03/west-brom-recall-walsall-loanee-jack-fitzwater-but-he-will-return-to-saddlers/)


Still don't see the point.
Title: Match Officials
Post by: Hull Baggie on January 03, 2019, 12:40:19 PM
Referee: Keith Stroud
Assistant Referee: Steven Meredith
Assistant Referee: Mark Pottage
Fourth Official: Josh Smith
Title: Re: Match Officials
Post by: SmethDan on January 03, 2019, 12:54:20 PM
He was the ref' for Hull 1-0 away.
Title: Re: Team
Post by: FallOutBoy on January 03, 2019, 01:00:44 PM
Myhill

Holgate
Fitzwater
Adarabiyio
Townsend

Morrison
Harper
Field

Burke
?
Sako

I have no idea who to pick as the central striker. Wouldn't want Robson-Kanu; maybe Edwards or Leko as a 'false 9'.
Title: Re: Team
Post by: Smethwickender93 on January 03, 2019, 02:14:07 PM
Does anyone know if the match is on TV? Is so what channel is it on?
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: Westie on January 03, 2019, 02:49:12 PM
I don’t believe that this game is on TV, is it? I may have missed something along the way but can someone enlighten me as to why this game is a 12:30 kick off? So annoying!
Title: Re: Team
Post by: Mister AT on January 03, 2019, 02:52:12 PM
Myhill

Holgate
Fitzwater
Adarabiyio
Townsend

Morrison
Harper
Field

Burke
?
Sako

I have no idea who to pick as the central striker. Wouldn't want Robson-Kanu; maybe Edwards or Leko as a 'false 9'.

I wouldn't start him, but we could put that Morgan Rodgers? on the bench, the young lad whos banging in goals for fun in the youth teams. I think hes only 17 if im right though? May be worth to give him a seat on the bench and a taste of it all.
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 03, 2019, 03:25:03 PM
I don’t believe that this game is on TV, is it? I may have missed something along the way but can someone enlighten me as to why this game is a 12:30 kick off? So annoying!

For overseas viewing. Club make a pittance out of it apparantely
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: Andio on January 03, 2019, 03:56:24 PM
For overseas viewing. Club make a pittance out of it apparantely

I thought it was because Vile are at home on the same day?
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 03, 2019, 04:14:26 PM
I thought it was because Vile are at home on the same day?

No mate, theres a few games been moved, says on here for overseas tv broadcast

https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2018/december/special-offers-for-wigan-cup-tie/
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: Westie on January 03, 2019, 04:19:01 PM
For overseas viewing. Club make a pittance out of it apparantely

Thanks. TV companies are my biggest gripe these days, they really don’t care a jot for the supporters. Early kick offs aren’t anywhere nearly as bad as Fridays, Mondays and Sundays but it does spoil our day out. We have over an hour of travel, more if the traffic is bad, and usually go for a drink and curry before the game. I can’t eat curries at 11am!!!!
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: Andio on January 03, 2019, 04:58:00 PM
No mate, theres a few games been moved, says on here for overseas tv broadcast

https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2018/december/special-offers-for-wigan-cup-tie/

You learn something new everyday, thanks for that mate.
Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: Atomic on January 03, 2019, 08:53:32 PM
East Stand          3,002
Brummie Road    4,895
West Stand         1,216
Smethwick          1,535


Remaining: 10,638


It'll be a slightly bigger gate than my initial 13,000 estimate. New estimate somewhere between 14,000 and 15,000.
Title: Re: Team
Post by: FallOutBoy on January 03, 2019, 09:10:11 PM
I wouldn't start him, but we could put that Morgan Rodgers? on the bench, the young lad whos banging in goals for fun in the youth teams. I think hes only 17 if im right though? May be worth to give him a seat on the bench and a taste of it all.

I thought about that - he was on the bench for a league cup game, after all. But it might be a bit soon.

Then again, if they're good enough, they're old enough.
Title: Re: Team
Post by: beechyboy90 on January 03, 2019, 09:39:59 PM

Still don't see the point.

Rewarding him for his progress before he return and to Walsall to show he is very much in the clubs plans going forward. Wonder if Wilson will get game time?
Title: Re: Team
Post by: A5HB on January 04, 2019, 12:01:54 AM
Imagine we will leave as many first team players out as we possibly can ahead of Norwich next week, so I can see a could of different options.

433

Myhill

Holgate
Adarabioyo
Fitzwater
Townsend

Harper
Brunt
Hoolahan/Field

Sako
HRK
Edwards/Leko/Burke

Or

3412

Myhill

Holgate
Adarabioyo
Fitzwater

Mears
Harper
Brunt
Townsend

Hoolahan/Field/Leko/Edwards

Sako
HRK

Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: SmethDan on January 04, 2019, 12:12:01 AM
So how many people off here are going then?

I am.
Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: TheJacko2000 on January 04, 2019, 12:21:56 AM
So how many people off here are going then?

I am.


I'll be there, although I've not got a ticket yet.
Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: BigFrank20 on January 04, 2019, 04:59:53 AM
Me, me, me  :P
Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: iwastherein68 on January 04, 2019, 05:40:16 AM
Me, and I hope there are none of the old school playing
Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: leeiswba on January 04, 2019, 06:43:54 AM
I got my ticket yesterday as well although I can’t say I’m overly excited for it.
Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: Atomic on January 04, 2019, 08:46:01 AM
I will be there. Can't wait.
Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: Hull Baggie on January 04, 2019, 08:50:01 AM
Got my ticket the day they came out, love a cup game!
Title: Re: Team
Post by: Hull Baggie on January 04, 2019, 09:00:51 AM
Does anyone know if the match is on TV? Is so what channel is it on?

it is on TV that's why it's at 12.30, however I can't find any channel info. At the time it was said it was moved because of an "overseas TV rights deal" the FA signed.
Title: Re: Team
Post by: SmethDan on January 04, 2019, 09:56:42 AM
it is on TV that's why it's at 12.30, however I can't find any channel info. At the time it was said it was moved because of an "overseas TV rights deal" the FA signed.

Just about covers it........ not on UK channels as it's an overseas broadcast, tune into MotD for highlights though.

Each club broadcast on the overseas deal gets the princely sum of £50,000 for our/their troubles.

http://www.thefa.com/news/2018/dec/06/fa-cup-on-tv-third-round-061218
Title: Re: Match Officials
Post by: Hull Baggie on January 04, 2019, 11:07:22 AM
He was the ref' for Hull 1-0 away.

and the 2-1 away win at Ipswich.
Title: Re: Team
Post by: Aussie Baggie on January 04, 2019, 11:13:37 AM
Is there any further news on what countries the overseas broadcast are in?
Title: Re: Team
Post by: Hull Baggie on January 04, 2019, 11:51:45 AM
Is there any further news on what countries the overseas broadcast are in?

not sure how current this list is:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_FA_Cup_broadcasters
Title: Re: Team
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on January 04, 2019, 12:06:07 PM
not sure how current this list is:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_FA_Cup_broadcasters
last edited an hour or two ago to add Vietnam so should be up to date.
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: baggiejohn on January 04, 2019, 12:23:44 PM
Looking forward to seeing what a few of the younger squad members can do but I don't want this to be an exercise in fixture fulfillment. Hoping to see a blend of youth and experience with an eye to winning and being in the hat for the next round, as opposed to simply getting minutes into legs and putting a team out because we have to. I want to see a plan, a team selection which reflects that plan, a good team effort and good use of subs if and when required.

COYB  8) .

I'm not expecting to see any of our loanees playing, & probably not too many of the first team. The experience will probably come from Mears, Hoolahan et al, & I'm pretty sure there will be games for our youngsters flirting around the first team.

Title: Re: Team
Post by: cad on January 04, 2019, 12:46:32 PM
Is there any further news on what countries the overseas broadcast are in?

It looks like our game is being broadcast in the Balkans on SportKlub, and in Dennark on TV3 sport.
Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 04, 2019, 12:47:38 PM
The mrs has got me a ticket - then reminded me it was a half 12 kick off !

Trying it out in the East Stand for a change

Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: kc56wba on January 04, 2019, 02:31:23 PM
The mrs has got me a ticket - then reminded me it was a half 12 kick off !

Trying it out in the East Stand for a change

It aye too bad in the East Stand to be honest.
Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: Atomic on January 04, 2019, 02:37:03 PM
East Stand is the best stand. Especially my seat.  ;D
Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: Black Country Pride on January 04, 2019, 03:21:00 PM
I'll be there. Migrating from the East Stand to the Smethwick.
Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: Albionic on January 04, 2019, 03:27:31 PM
was coming up, but now have to go to Hong kong / China  >:( :'(
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: BaggieBoy04 on January 04, 2019, 04:03:11 PM
Going to this game sitting in East Stand not sure were Birthday/Christmas present as I turned 15 yesterday. First Albion game I have been to. Hope to see us Win as it is my first game anyone know how many expected for the attendance
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on January 04, 2019, 04:30:03 PM
Going to this game sitting in East Stand not sure were Birthday/Christmas present as I turned 15 yesterday. First Albion game I have been to. Hope to see us Win as it is my first game anyone know how many expected for the attendance
saw somewhere is was around14,000. Not bad and no doubt gone up a little bit since
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: Hull Baggie on January 04, 2019, 04:37:10 PM
Going to this game sitting in East Stand not sure were Birthday/Christmas present as I turned 15 yesterday. First Albion game I have been to. Hope to see us Win as it is my first game anyone know how many expected for the attendance

Happy Birthday for yesterday and I hope you enjoy the game.
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: albion59 on January 04, 2019, 04:40:16 PM
Going to this game sitting in East Stand not sure were Birthday/Christmas present as I turned 15 yesterday. First Albion game I have been to. Hope to see us Win as it is my first game anyone know how many expected for the attendance
Enjoy the experience have a good look round and soak it all in. Going to your first game should stay with you forever! Oh and let's hope we win.
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: baggiejohn on January 04, 2019, 06:32:05 PM
Going to this game sitting in East Stand not sure were Birthday/Christmas present as I turned 15 yesterday. First Albion game I have been to. Hope to see us Win as it is my first game anyone know how many expected for the attendance

Enjoy the day, watching footie live is a great experience.

Just make sure you wrap up warm, it can get really cold in the East Stand. Don't forget, The Hawthorns is the highest elevated ground in the country.
Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: KN22 on January 04, 2019, 06:37:17 PM
I will be there, hope it’s worthwhile.
Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: iwastherein68 on January 04, 2019, 07:26:11 PM
East Stand is the best stand. Especially my seat.  ;D
Best Stand, best seats, best legroom, Elite clientele. ;) 
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: iwastherein68 on January 04, 2019, 07:30:15 PM
Going to this game sitting in East Stand not sure were Birthday/Christmas present as I turned 15 yesterday. First Albion game I have been to. Hope to see us Win as it is my first game anyone know how many expected for the attendance
Have a great time, and remember to post on here to let us know how you got on
Title: Re: Team
Post by: beechyboy90 on January 04, 2019, 08:01:04 PM
                   Myhill

Holgate Fitzwater Bartley Townsend

          Field Brunt Harper

          HRK Sako Barnes

Bench: Bond Mears Tosin Morrison Barry Rodriguez Burke (or Edwards)
Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: TheJacko2000 on January 04, 2019, 08:44:51 PM

I'll be there, although I've not got a ticket yet.


Back row of the Halfords right on halfway line. Sorted.
Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: albion59 on January 04, 2019, 08:57:28 PM
I'll be there in my usual seat in the brummy! Love the F A cup
Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: Andio on January 04, 2019, 09:17:09 PM
So how many people off here are going then?

I am.

I'll be there in my usual seat in the Smethwick.
Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: Andio on January 04, 2019, 09:32:18 PM
A quick check on the official site shows that there is 7,818 tickets currently left.
Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: skyclad99 on January 05, 2019, 07:27:27 AM
I am. I normally sit in the East Stand but decided to treat myself to a view from the Smethwick - PP115 if anyone is close by to say hello.
Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: iwastherein68 on January 05, 2019, 07:38:18 AM
I am. I normally sit in the East Stand but decided to treat myself to a view from the Smethwick - PP115 if anyone is close by to say hello.
You will soon be back! ;D
Title: Re: Team
Post by: frazzle on January 05, 2019, 09:57:38 AM
I don't want to see Dawson, Hegazi, Gibbs, Barry, Morrison, Brunt, Phillips, Barnes, Gayle or Rodriguez anywhere near the squad for Saturday, they must be protected for Norwich.

Not fussed on Brunt but totally agree on the rest. Norwich should define the team selection for this and we especially need to see Sako get a full 90 minutes.
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: Baggies on January 05, 2019, 11:36:46 AM
The team looks very youthful. Not 100% sure on the balance but good to see some get an opportunity again.

No clear striker. It may be that Sako and Leko are being deployed as wide forwards with Hoolahan behind.
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: lewisant on January 05, 2019, 11:48:02 AM
That team is interesting. Nobody on the bench to pull us out the mire.

I’m quite surprised as it’s a good chance to get back to winning ways. Definitely expected some chances and youth but not didn’t expect quite that much!
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: lewisant on January 05, 2019, 11:50:03 AM
7 of the starting 11 have been signed this season which is interesting.
Title: Re: Ticket Info & Requests
Post by: TheBrom on January 05, 2019, 11:51:51 AM
On my way up now. For 5 quid can’t go wrong
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: frazzle on January 05, 2019, 12:01:39 PM
Looks exciting. Would love to be able to see the match.
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: TheBrom on January 05, 2019, 12:13:00 PM
Going to this game sitting in East Stand not sure were Birthday/Christmas present as I turned 15 yesterday. First Albion game I have been to. Hope to see us Win as it is my first game anyone know how many expected for the attendance

Hope we get a win for you and you catch the bug. You’ll have a season ticket next year no doubt
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: mank baggie on January 05, 2019, 12:16:25 PM
I think we will lose today!  Just got a bad feeling
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: don1thedon on January 05, 2019, 12:17:43 PM
Going to this game sitting in East Stand not sure were Birthday/Christmas present as I turned 15 yesterday. First Albion game I have been to. Hope to see us Win as it is my first game anyone know how many expected for the attendance
Hope you have a great day BaggieBoy04!
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: lewisant on January 05, 2019, 12:22:04 PM
Going to this game sitting in East Stand not sure were Birthday/Christmas present as I turned 15 yesterday. First Albion game I have been to. Hope to see us Win as it is my first game anyone know how many expected for the attendance

Enjoy yourself and i reckon come back for the Norwich game as that should a pulsating one with a big crowd!

You'll remember this game forever, i hope they do it justice. Buy a programme and keep it!
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: seteefeet on January 05, 2019, 12:22:25 PM
Going to this game sitting in East Stand not sure were Birthday/Christmas present as I turned 15 yesterday. First Albion game I have been to. Hope to see us Win as it is my first game anyone know how many expected for the attendance
Have a great day buddy, hope we win for ya. Whatever happens though, you’ll love it, you never forget your first time ;)
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: gerry m on January 05, 2019, 12:35:12 PM
Going to this game sitting in East Stand not sure were Birthday/Christmas present as I turned 15 yesterday. First Albion game I have been to. Hope to see us Win as it is my first game anyone know how many expected for the attendance

Hope you have a great day!
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: wbako on January 05, 2019, 12:37:34 PM
I think we will lose today!  Just got a bad feeling

Bartley playing enhances those feelings no doubt.
Title: Commentary
Post by: throstle on January 05, 2019, 12:38:19 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/football/46499581
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: lewisant on January 05, 2019, 12:47:28 PM
All Wigan so far, header missed from a corner after a good save by Bond
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: Pie on January 05, 2019, 12:48:34 PM
Wigan the far better side so far. Bond saved 1 on 1 from Grigg then Dunkley headed over from resulting corner.

Barltey just looks so un-athletic. like hes constantly running in quicksand.
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: wbako on January 05, 2019, 12:49:24 PM
Wigan the far better side so far. Bond saved 1 on 1 from Grigg then Dunkley headed over from resulting corner.

Barltey just looks so un-athletic. like hes constantly running in quicksand.

Holgate caught out badly for that Grigg chance.
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: lewisant on January 05, 2019, 12:53:46 PM
Wigan the far better side so far. Bond saved 1 on 1 from Grigg then Dunkley headed over from resulting corner.

Barltey just looks so un-athletic. like hes constantly running in quicksand.

you could say the same for Sako
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: boingboing1989 on January 05, 2019, 12:57:42 PM
Sako looks absolutely awful again. Tried to give him a chance but I think his legs have gone and his lack of a footballing brain mean he really shouldn't be playing for us again.
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: mank baggie on January 05, 2019, 12:58:28 PM
Come on you young baggie boys
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: Political Cake on January 05, 2019, 01:03:31 PM
West Bromwich Albion  1 - 0  Wigan Athletic

Sako
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on January 05, 2019, 01:04:11 PM
An in/out moment.
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: Aixelsyd on January 05, 2019, 01:04:37 PM
and Sako scores
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: Pie on January 05, 2019, 01:04:54 PM
sako!!!

played much better the last 10-15 mins.

Great play by Brunt tbf
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: boingboing1989 on January 05, 2019, 01:06:02 PM
Brilliant play by Brunty, powerful header tbf from Sako keeper couldn't keep it out. Looking confident now.
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: AlbionFan on January 05, 2019, 01:23:50 PM
I’ve liked the look of Hoolahan in that first half. He’s been busy and always makes himself available for the player with the ball and some good passes.

Bartley is having a steady game imo

Overall, I’m pleased with the team display thus far COYB!!!!
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: frazzle on January 05, 2019, 01:25:14 PM
Bartley looks so much better on the right. A couple of great long balls from him. Sako looking better and Holgate looks like he will improve our first team and offer a bit more than Tosin when attacking. Hoolahan and Brunt running the show. Three youngsters growing into the game - hopefully we will see more from them in the second half.
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: baggie82 on January 05, 2019, 01:25:24 PM
We played well that half. Harper looked powerful and good on the ball, no idea why Moore won't play him more often in the league, looks much natural in central midfield than Brunt and has the legs to get around the pitch and to break the lines.

Leko loves lively on the ball, again he should have had opportunities off the bench in the league, particularly when we have been chasing games in our last two with a lack of pace in the team.

Brunt has overhit a few free kicks for a change, no idea what's happened to his radar, seems to have gone. Tends to get decent delivery 1/3 these days.

Overalll we knocked the ball around well and looked comfortable after the goal. Team has more pace than the recent first team and looks a bit more dynamic, albeit in a game with less pressure.
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: frazzle on January 05, 2019, 01:35:13 PM
We played well that half. Harper looked powerful and good on the ball, no idea why Moore won't play him more often in the league, looks much natural in central midfield than Brunt and has the legs to get around the pitch and to break the lines.

Leko loves lively on the ball, again he should have had opportunities off the bench in the league, particularly when we have been chasing games in our last two with a lack of pace in the team.

Brunt has overhit a few free kicks for a change, no idea what's happened to his radar, seems to have gone. Tends to get decent delivery 1/3 these days.

Overalll we knocked the ball around well and looked comfortable after the goal. Team has more pace than the recent first team and looks a bit more dynamic, albeit in a game with less pressure.

Generally speaking I think Brunt is now a bench player for us at best, but I do think you are being a bit harsh. The first goal followed his great free kick which was saved for a corner which came back out to him and after quick feet he set up the goal for Sako.  I think he has played better than either Harper or Field who I agree have great potential. I want them to outplay Brunt second half.
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: TheBrom on January 05, 2019, 01:35:37 PM
Completely controlled the first half. Good mix of youth and experience, Brunt and Hoolahan running the show. Harper pick of the youngsters for me.

Sako has been pretty poor, even his goal he did well to give the keeper a chance. Holgate looks a prospect at right back, although Wigan have been pretty woeful.
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: baggie82 on January 05, 2019, 01:45:09 PM
Generally speaking I think Brunt is now a bench player for us at best, but I do think you are being a bit harsh. The first goal followed his great free kick which was saved for a corner which came back out to him and after quick feet he set up the goal for Sako.  I think he has played better than either Harper or Field who I agree have great potential. I want them to outplay Brunt second half.

I only switched on after the goal so not seen his free kick, so you might have a point. I've seen a reply of the goal. Poor corner from him and then a perfect second delivery whilst being on the left, where he should be, which probably sums him up. Bit his and miss these days. I don't particular rate Field, has no pace, is neat and tidy, but doesn't offer much.
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: tommcneill on January 05, 2019, 01:47:09 PM
Rekeem Harper has done himself justice today

He looks the part to me
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: Pie on January 05, 2019, 01:47:26 PM
all over them now.

Sako has 1 on 1 saved then great clearance off the line by defender.

Leko through but misses target.
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: Canmore Baggie on January 05, 2019, 01:52:32 PM
Should be at least 3 up now. After Sako was cleared off the line Leko dragged one wide and Holgate headed over. Playing nicely right now - liking the way Harper and Leko settling.
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: frazzle on January 05, 2019, 01:52:38 PM
Harper looks like he has huge potential. He is trying do to do more second half it seems to me. Word for Bond too who looks good on the ball.
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: gazberg on January 05, 2019, 01:55:40 PM
I like Leko, good impact sub type of player.
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: Pie on January 05, 2019, 02:03:33 PM
Wigan coming back into it now, we should have killed the game off.

Young lads have played well, Edwards has just come on for Hoolahan
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: Canmore Baggie on January 05, 2019, 02:04:07 PM
Creating some excellent chances but not finishing. Holgate Harper and Leko all looking excellent 2nd half. Frustrating really given our league subs are always geriatrics. Hopefully they can finish the game strong and make a case for some league action.

Wigan having a good spell at the minute. We need another goal.
Title: Re: Pre Match Chat
Post by: Albionic on January 05, 2019, 02:05:09 PM
Going to this game sitting in East Stand not sure were Birthday/Christmas present as I turned 15 yesterday. First Albion game I have been to. Hope to see us Win as it is my first game anyone know how many expected for the attendance
Hope you are enjoying the day mate, it could be one of the memorable of your life, try to take as much in as possible
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: baggie82 on January 05, 2019, 02:10:31 PM
Leko off Kanu on, FFS. Can't even give him 90 minutes in a cup match. Kids looks disappointed, had  just skinned the Wigan fullback.
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: Canmore Baggie on January 05, 2019, 02:14:42 PM
Leko off Kanu on, FFS. Can't even give him 90 minutes in a cup match. Kids looks disappointed, had  just skinned the Wigan fullback.

Shame Leko played the wrong ball at the end there. Totally destroyed his defender but pulled back to Edwards instead of sliding across to Harper who would have had a tap-in. Can’t believe he’s been subbed for HRK.

Lot of tired legs out there.
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: baggie82 on January 05, 2019, 02:18:40 PM
Shame Leko played the wrong ball at the end there. Totally destroyed his defender but pulled back to Edwards instead of sliding across to Harper who would have had a tap-in. Can’t believe he’s been subbed for HRK.

Lot of tired legs out there.

Yeah exactly, he need's the time on the pitch to learn in these sorts of games, and would have been ideal against the tiring opposition players. Brunt who is 15 years his senior, is still on, got booked and is slow. As stupid as being 4-0 at Rotherham and not giving any of them 10 minutes. Morrison replacing Harper now, who had cramp / or a knock he picked up going on a lung busting run, the sort of type that our old guard in the middle aren't capable off.
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: The Black Pearl on January 05, 2019, 02:21:40 PM
Yeah exactly, he need's the time on the pitch to learn in these sorts of games, and would have been ideal against the tiring opposition players. Brunt who is 15 years his senior, is still on, got booked and is slow. As stupid as being 4-0 at Rotherham and not giving any of them 10 minutes. Morrison replacing Harper now, who had cramp / or a knock he picked up going on a lung busting run, the sort of type that our old guard in the middle aren't capable off.

Hope he got a good send off, we need to support these youngsters.
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: gazberg on January 05, 2019, 02:25:27 PM
FT 1-0, well done lads.
Title: Re: In Game Chat
Post by: The Black Pearl on January 05, 2019, 02:25:34 PM
Good result
Title: Re: After Match Debate
Post by: tommcneill on January 05, 2019, 02:32:59 PM
Good result that is considering

Thought the  young lads performed really well today. Harper in particular was brilliant

Holgate started well but faded by 60/65 mins but can see him coming in as main RB

Happy with that and great to see our young guns getting game time
Title: Re: After Match Debate
Post by: lewisant on January 05, 2019, 02:35:18 PM
My thoughts from the stream
-Harper looks fantastic and needs a chance in the Championship now Livermore is suspended
-Field has gone backwards
-Leko looked very lively and a decent option from the bench
-Holgate better than Tosin at RB
-Bartley is better as a RCB than anywhere near a back 3
-Sako is off the pace and doesn't look fit but has that Tchoyi factor
-Hoolahan is very tidy and probably deserves more time on the pitch
-Bond in some ways looks safer than Johnstone
Title: Re: After Match Debate
Post by: paulosull on January 05, 2019, 02:38:07 PM
Wembley here we commmmmmmme get in there, nice one lads great to see the youngsters on the pitch :D : 8) ;D
Title: Re: After Match Debate
Post by: TheBrom on January 05, 2019, 02:43:07 PM
Good game overall, enjoyed that. We’ve got some good kids in the squad and it’s good for them to get a run out.

Every time I see Harper play I’m impressed with him, and he was my man of the match again today. Won the majority of things in the middle, great passing and energy.

Leko has his moments but clearly isn’t the finished product. Needs a loan somewhere to get some experience of playing in a first team.

Field was steady and kept things ticking over.

The keeper Bond seemed confident and his kicking was very good. Made a good save in the first half too.

Edwards also looks to have potential and held the ball up well after he came on.

Brunt and Hoolahan both quieter in the second half but did what was needed.

Thought Tosin looked much more assured not at right back, however I think Holgate will be taking the right back position anyway, so Tosin is likely to be backup to Hegazi and Dawson now.

Wigan were very poor and offered nothing for 89 minutes of the game, but we were professional and could have won by 3 if we finished a bit better.

On to the next round and hopefully a decent draw.

On to the negatives, Townsend wasn’t great in my opinion and we probably won’t see much of him this season. Sako, even though he scored was poor. Needed taking off as he couldn’t even control the ball by the end. The goal was lucky that it ended up even going in.
Title: Re: After Match Debate
Post by: Canmore Baggie on January 05, 2019, 02:47:30 PM
My thoughts from the stream
-Harper looks fantastic and needs a chance in the Championship now Livermore is suspended
-Field has gone backwards
-Leko looked very lively and a decent option from the bench
-Holgate better than Tosin at RB
-Bartley is better as a RCB than anywhere near a back 3
-Sako is off the pace and doesn't look fit but has that Tchoyi factor
-Hoolahan is very tidy and probably deserves more time on the pitch
-Bond in some ways looks safer than Johnstone

Good comments - not much to add.
Thought 3-1 would have been a fair reflection of the game and the chances. Sako unlucky not to get a second - superb clearance by the defender. Lots of nice footwork but his crossing was poor and he tired by 70 mins.
Harper superb - must get some game time.
Leko as good as I’ve seen him - still way off the finished article but needs game time.
Holgate looks class.
Title: Re: After Match Debate
Post by: TheJacko2000 on January 05, 2019, 02:58:47 PM
Very cold!


Thought after a typically slow start we played really well considering the changes to personnel. Our play orchestrated by the excellent Chris Brunt in midfield was very quick one touch passing. Rekeem Harper was brilliant and I now concur deserves Championship game time. Sam Field was steady and you can see why he's struggling to break through, he doesn't to anything really well, he's not remotely eye catching .


Up top I was very impressed with Jon Leko who I had almost written off, he was the pick of the forwards. Hoolahan was busy and Sako unpredictable but neither are the answer.


At the back Townsend was surprisingly good and Holgate looks the part. Tosin marshalled Bartley well and aside from one pass straight out of play and one ridiculous air kick in our box he also looked better on the right side of the two.


Our reserves are better than Wigan's and in Leko and Harper we have some potential to incorporate into the group going forward.


Into the hat. Boing Boing.
Title: Re: After Match Debate
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 05, 2019, 03:12:57 PM
Really happy with that - should have been more than 1-0.

First half was often sluggish but when we grew into the game we played really well. Ball was moved very quickly through midfield and defence.

Sako was awful.

Jonathan Leko was superb - Wigan players were frightened to go near him. Really good performance.

Rekheem Harper - the future of this football club. Such maturity and physique to his play.

That for me was the stand out - seeing two home grown products play very well - the standing ovation they both received was fully deserved.
Title: Re: After Match Debate
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 05, 2019, 03:29:34 PM
Uninspiring game between two teams that didn't seem bothered if they won it or not.

First half they started the better before we woke up, nice to see Brunt putting a cross in and a goal coming from it as thats what he can do. Hoolahan woke up after he moved out of the centre, must be the smallest centre forward i've ever seen as thats where he spent much of his time to no effect. Second half Brunt tired and disappeared, Harper the pick of the midfield whereas the club for me have done a job on Field and he is not the player he was last season so simple thing is stop pissing him about and send him on loan to get a bit of love for the game back.

Bartley and Tosin both had their best games for us and along with Holgate defended well, Townsend still looks a division above his capabilities but hopefully will come with experience.

Leko still struggling with decision making and Sako is an enigma so far, too many tricks and not enough substance.
Title: Re: After Match Debate
Post by: wba_1996 on January 05, 2019, 04:03:24 PM
But I thought our squad was awful? I thought there was no way the young players would cope and Darren had no option but to play players out of position? I thought it was a miracle that he'd got us to 4th?

Seriously though, he got the team selection and subs spot on today. Result was irrelevent but nice for the youngsters to get a win. I hope that Moore has learnt more about some of those players today, some of them deserve a chance in the league.

Holgate straight in at RB against Norwich, would love to see Harper given a chance while Livermore is suspended.
Title: Re: After Match Debate
Post by: 17GD on January 05, 2019, 04:13:25 PM
Just got home. Some parts of the game were like a testimonial, down to walking pace. But there were plenty of moments of excitement. One thing was clear to me, and that is we have very little creativity in the team. We always went backwards as the first option. I remember two clear moments where Brunt and Field had the ball, facing away from goal with lots of time to turn, but they hoofed it backwards. This has to change.

Wigan added some early pressure and won about 5 corners in the opening 20 mins, but it didn't come to much. After the goal the game seemed to come to life a bit and Wigan upped the tempo but I think they lacked the overall quality to truly test us.

I think Holgate was superb. Read the ball well, classy touch and not afraid to tackle. It was disappointing that he kept making runs down the right and was in acres of space but the ball rarely went to him. Surely this is tactical, because I don't see why they would ignore him so much. Hopefully he will be a regular at right back as he looks a class above anything we have there at the moment.

Field looked more comfortable in midfield and I thought Bartley had a fairly decent game to be fair. Made a few decent challenges and played two good diagonal balls out to the left wing. Another good runner was Hoolahan, sadly lacking the pace, but didn't stop chasing the ball all game.

On a negative note, I know Sako scored the winning goal, but he offered nothing to the rest of the game. I thought he was a willing runner, but was very poor overall. His touch was diabolical and he was slow to release the ball when he had a good opportunity to. Also ran offside a few times when he was looking along the line. He had the chance to show DM his capabilities, but on today's performance I wouldn't have him anywhere near the starting XI.

The young guns did well but their lack of experience showed with some of the balls into the box. They'll come good though in time.

A better team would have destroyed us today, which shows the gulf in class between our starting XI and the second XI. Our squad seems to be either very young and inexperienced or very old with no pace or creativity, which is alarming if we have any injuries or suspensions, or we lose Barnes.
Title: Re: After Match Debate
Post by: Atomic on January 05, 2019, 04:17:05 PM
I can't believe people were impressed with Leko. I thought he was awful on the ball. His final ball is always poor. The shot from his golden chance was dire. He was the worst player on the pitch for me.

Overall I thought we did OK. The defence were rarely threatened by a poor Wigan attack. The midfield three I thought all did well, that was the best area of our team today. Complimented each others games well. Can't help feel one or two are going slightly O.T.T. with Harper but he did fine, as did Field and Brunt I thought first half hour was superb.

Sako looked a bit sharper but I'm not convinced by him. Hoolahan is a neat and tidy footballer but has no strength and no pace and can't hurt the opposition. 

Holgate had a mixed bag of a debut for me, some good stuff, some not so good. Townsend as usual plenty of energy and effort.

Bond had one save to make and made it. Looked comfortable with the ball at his feet.

Decent enough performance overall but what a dead atmosphere. F.A. Cup games never used to be like that.  :(
Title: Re: After Match Debate
Post by: mulliganstired on January 05, 2019, 04:23:01 PM
Good game overall, enjoyed that. We’ve got some good kids in the squad and it’s good for them to get a run out.

Every time I see Harper play I’m impressed with him, and he was my man of the match again today. Won the majority of things in the middle, great passing and energy.

Leko has his moments but clearly isn’t the finished product. Needs a loan somewhere to get some experience of playing in a first team.

Field was steady and kept things ticking over.

The keeper Bond seemed confident and his kicking was very good. Made a good save in the first half too.

Edwards also looks to have potential and held the ball up well after he came on.

Brunt and Hoolahan both quieter in the second half but did what was needed.

Thought Tosin looked much more assured not at right back, however I think Holgate will be taking the right back position anyway, so Tosin is likely to be backup to Hegazi and Dawson now.

Wigan were very poor and offered nothing for 89 minutes of the game, but we were professional and could have won by 3 if we finished a bit better.

On to the next round and hopefully a decent draw.

On to the negatives, Townsend wasn’t great in my opinion and we probably won’t see much of him this season. Sako, even though he scored was poor. Needed taking off as he couldn’t even control the ball by the end. The goal was lucky that it ended up even going in.
I agree with just about all of this, if Harper doesn't get a few starts soon I think he will start to look elsewhere for his next contract and be the next Roofe - Leko's got something but needs to play to keep on improving, so loan him out.

Sako looked liked a fat old PE teacher making up the numbers with the kids, but he took his goal well, you can see on the camera angle from behind the goal he drifts back away from his man, gets him wondering then nips back in front of him neatly.  I think he can give us a useful option for the rest of the season if he gets a bit fitter and gets his feet a bit "softer" ;)
Title: Re: After Match Debate
Post by: beechyboy90 on January 05, 2019, 04:26:33 PM
My thoughts from the stream
-Harper looks fantastic and needs a chance in the Championship now Livermore is suspended
-Field has gone backwards
-Leko looked very lively and a decent option from the bench
-Holgate better than Tosin at RB
-Bartley is better as a RCB than anywhere near a back 3
-Sako is off the pace and doesn't look fit but has that Tchoyi factor
-Hoolahan is very tidy and probably deserves more time on the pitch
-Bond in some ways looks safer than Johnstone

I would pretty much agree with all of that.
I would add Harper needs a new contract
Field has defiantly regressed needs a loan deal to league 1 to get 20 games under his belt.
Leko impressed me today. Definitely should be option from bench if not get him out on loan too. Good to see Edwards get minutes also
Holgate comfy at rb tosin looked far better at centre back
Shout out to Bartley who had a good game and played some raking passes.
Hoolahan showed he's a very good player or was. Shame his legs are gone.
Bond better at the football from the back. Made a very good stop early on.
Sako being like tchoyi is most accurate thing here.

We won, next round. Harper & field 90 mins. Holgate solid unspectacular debut. Leko showed flashes of class. Edwards got minutes. We kept a clean sheet. Hopefully we are rewarded with a kind draw.
Title: Re: After Match Debate
Post by: zippyandbungle on January 05, 2019, 05:31:35 PM
Echo most, Harper was very good
Holgate didn't break sweat and looked very competent
Bartley/Tosin both looked calm and did the job well
Field good without being dynamic, but that looked to be the instructions
Bond would be first team starting for me

Sako.....terrible first touch for a professional , someone should talk to him, concentrate on control first, get your bloody silly hair cut and no point crossing to no one LOOK UP

Brunt ....makes me bloody angry , every free kick, every corner , which means most of the time there is a big stop in play whilst he meanders across to the wrong side....then the clapping by the crowd....then the failed or overhit delivery......then he's out of place leaving us exposed .....and a stupid petulant yellow card

Townsend....maybe slightly harsh, generally he was quite good but will not go forward pasta man , every time turns in/back.......he has pace, can cross ....should be more confident

Overall job done , maybe 1-2 that may feel that they deserve to be in the league 18 against Norwich ....

Title: Re: After Match Debate
Post by: iwastherein68 on January 05, 2019, 07:33:04 PM
Echo most, Harper was very good
Holgate didn't break sweat and looked very competent
Bartley/Tosin both looked calm and did the job well
Field good without being dynamic, but that looked to be the instructions
Bond would be first team starting for me

Sako.....terrible first touch for a professional , someone should talk to him, concentrate on control first, get your bloody silly hair cut and no point crossing to no one LOOK UP

Brunt ....makes me bloody angry , every free kick, every corner , which means most of the time there is a big stop in play whilst he meanders across to the wrong side....then the clapping by the crowd....then the failed or overhit delivery......then he's out of place leaving us exposed .....and a stupid petulant yellow card

Townsend....maybe slightly harsh, generally he was quite good but will not go forward pasta man , every time turns in/back.......he has pace, can cross ....should be more confident

Overall job done , maybe 1-2 that may feel that they deserve to be in the league 18 against Norwich ....
Ha Ha , me too mate
Title: Re: After Match Debate
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on January 05, 2019, 07:56:27 PM
BBC highlights.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46706807
Title: Re: After Match Debate
Post by: Hull Baggie on January 06, 2019, 09:16:38 AM
Brunt ....makes me bloody angry , every free kick, every corner , which means most of the time there is a big stop in play whilst he meanders across to the wrong side....then the clapping by the crowd....then the failed or overhit delivery......then he's out of place leaving us exposed .....and a stupid petulant yellow card


Don't get me wrong I don't think Brunt should be in the starting 11 and hopefully playing the 90 yesterday means he won't start against Norwich, but for the first game in ages his corners were actually okay and he nearly scored from a freekick, only a good save stopped it going in the top corner, also a very good delivery for Sako's goal. Agree about the stupid yellow but he can't tackle to save his life and often gives away stupid fouls.

Thought Leko was poor at first but grew into the game and was good second half. Field was tidy without being spectacular but Harper was the pick not only of the youngsters but of the midfield. Hopefully he'll get game time for Livermore.

Townsend started slowly and seemed reluctant to get forward for the first 20 mins or so but once he started to get forward I thought he was okay. Holgate looked very assured and had a good debut, unlucky not to score. Adabarioyo and Bartley looked okay and I noticed Bartley talking to Holgate first half at a throw in; getting him to move into a better position.

We shpuld have won by more than 1 and maybe if we'd started with an actual forward rather than a midfielder leading the attack we might have done. Like others, I thought Sako was pretty poor. He took his goal well enough but lacked quality when crossing and needs to understand that doing multiple step-overs achieves very little.

Edwards looked good when he came on and I'd like to see him get more game time from the bench.

Glad we're through and I hope for a decent draw in the next round. IF Liverpool turn up tomorrow night we may well be the only West Midlands club left in it.
Title: Re: After Match Debate
Post by: zippyandbungle on January 06, 2019, 12:42:28 PM
Don't get me wrong I don't think Brunt should be in the starting 11 and hopefully playing the 90 yesterday means he won't start against Norwich, but for the first game in ages his corners were actually okay and he nearly scored from a freekick, only a good save stopped it going in the top corner, also a very good delivery for Sako's goal. Agree about the stupid yellow but he can't tackle to save his life and often gives away stupid fouls.

Thought Leko was poor at first but grew into the game and was good second half. Field was tidy without being spectacular but Harper was the pick not only of the youngsters but of the midfield. Hopefully he'll get game time for Livermore.

Townsend started slowly and seemed reluctant to get forward for the first 20 mins or so but once he started to get forward I thought he was okay. Holgate looked very assured and had a good debut, unlucky not to score. Adabarioyo and Bartley looked okay and I noticed Bartley talking to Holgate first half at a throw in; getting him to move into a better position.

We shpuld have won by more than 1 and maybe if we'd started with an actual forward rather than a midfielder leading the attack we might have done. Like others, I thought Sako was pretty poor. He took his goal well enough but lacked quality when crossing and needs to understand that doing multiple step-overs achieves very little.

Edwards looked good when he came on and I'd like to see him get more game time from the bench.

Glad we're through and I hope for a decent draw in the next round. IF Liverpool turn up tomorrow night we may well be the only West Midlands club left in it.
On reflection (and watching the highlights again) yes, one corner and one free kick were ok

But when we have corners on the opposite side and have players forward, the element of surprise/speed is gone whist we wait for him to get his arse over the wrong side....takes time to get his breath....always always cleans the mud of his right boot twice....then poor delivery....I'd have thought phillips, sako,Morrison,Barry,Leko could (or should) be able to hit dead balls ?
Title: Re: After Match Debate
Post by: hunsletbaggie on January 06, 2019, 04:04:04 PM
Leeds,Norwich and Sheff Utd all out of the F A Cup this result could come back to haunt us.
Title: Re: After Match Debate
Post by: we8seals on January 06, 2019, 05:36:11 PM
Leeds,Norwich and Sheff Utd all out of the F A Cup this result could come back to haunt us.

whilst i for probably the first time ever accept the team selection for yesterday....if we take that attitude football as we know it is dead (or at least for me and my generation)
Title: Re: After Match Debate
Post by: zippyandbungle on January 06, 2019, 05:56:33 PM
Leeds,Norwich and Sheff Utd all out of the F A Cup this result could come back to haunt us.
How many yesterday would start our first 11 (in the position they played and didn't need practice)?
Title: Re: After Match Debate
Post by: beechyboy90 on January 06, 2019, 06:31:22 PM
Leeds,Norwich and Sheff Utd all out of the F A Cup this result could come back to haunt us.

Having games rearranged could give us the luxury of knowing results in advance depends on your stance. If you don't dream that Albion could win the fa cup that loses half the appeal of football
Title: Re: After Match Debate
Post by: wbarenno on January 06, 2019, 06:35:20 PM
Leeds,Norwich and Sheff Utd all out of the F A Cup this result could come back to haunt us.

Moore made 9 changes, the cup run isn’t going to effect the first team because it will always be the second string that plays the cup games
Title: Re: After Match Debate
Post by: baggiejohn on January 06, 2019, 07:19:18 PM
Leeds,Norwich and Sheff Utd all out of the F A Cup this result could come back to haunt us.

Why?

Our second string gave a good account of themselves, theirs just didn't.
IMO yesterday's result should improve our confidence in the squad.
Title: Re: After Match Debate
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 06, 2019, 08:06:46 PM
Leeds have now lost three on the bounce, form, momentum can quickly disappear.
Title: Re: After Match Debate
Post by: Hull Baggie on January 07, 2019, 06:44:28 AM
Why?

Our second string gave a good account of themselves, theirs just didn't.
IMO yesterday's result should improve our confidence in the squad.

The potential for a fixture pile up at the end of the season if we progress well in the cup. It might be the 2nd string playing the cup games at the moment but it would still be the 1st team playing lots of games in quick succession at the end of the season.

I'd also argue that the further we go in the cup the more likely it is that more first teamers will start.