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Title: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 24, 2012, 07:33:36 PM
As a moderating team we have discussed the best way to talk about ex-players and feel the best way is to have one topic where any ex-player can be discussed.

The point of the thread is to keep people updated on where some of our ex-players whether legend, boo-boy or even youngsters have ended up and what they are up to these days.

THIS THREAD IS NOT FOR TELLING PEOPLE THAT XX OR YY PLAYER HAS JUST SCORED A GOAL OR BEEN SENT-OFF ETC AS THERE ARE THREADS IN THE GENERAL SPORTS FORUM FOR THINGS LIKE THAT SO IF YOUR POST TELLING US THAT SIMON COX OR LUKE MOORE HAS JUST SCORED IS NOT IN THIS THREAD TRY THE OTHER FORUMS BEFORE MOANING AND PLAYING YOUR FACE TO US AS YOU MAY END UP LOOKING A BIT OF AN ARSE  ;)

There will be a seperate thread for players out on loan as there are still OUR players until we release them or sell them etc.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 24, 2012, 07:45:50 PM
LIST OF EX PLAYERS AND WHERE THEY ARE NOW


ASTON VILLA - James Chester
BIRMINGHAM CITY - Paul Robinson; Tomasz Kuszczak, Craig Gardner
BOURNEMOUTH - Ryan Allsop
BRENTFORD - Romaine Sawyers, Luke Daniels
BURTON ALBION - Lloyd Dyer
BURY - Leon Barnett
CHELSEA - Isaiah Brown
CHESTERFIELD - Liam O'Neill
CREWE ALEXANDRA - Marcus Haber
DERBY COUNTY - Scott Carson; George Thorne; Chris Baird; Matej Vydra
EVERTON - Romelu Lukaku
GILLINGHAM - Bradley Garmston
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN - Joe Murphy; Jason Davidson
HULL CITY - Curtis Davies
LEEDS UNITED - Chris Wood; Kemar Roofe
LEYTON ORIENT - Jay Simpson
LIVERPOOL - Andre Wisdom
MANSFIELD TOWN - Brian Jensen
MK DONS - Paul Downing
NEWPORT COUNTY - Jack Compton
NORWICH CITY - Graham Dorrans; Alex Pritchard
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE - Reuben Reid
PORT VALE - Jerome Thomas
PRESTON NORTH END - Chris Humphrey; Anders Lindegaard
READING - Shaun Cummings; Paul McShane
ROTHERHAM UNITED - Joe Mattock; Lee Camp;
SCUNTHORPE UNITED - Sam Mantom
SHREWSBURY TOWN - Cameron Gayle
SOUTHAMPTON - Shane Long
SOUTHEND UNITED - David Worrall; Simon Cox, Marc-Antoine Fortune
SUNDERLAND - Billy Jones; Victor Anichebe
WALSALL - Adam Chambers
WATFORD - Ben Watson; Jerome Sinclair
WIGAN ATHLETIC - Donervorn Daniels

NON LEAGUE

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE - Joss Labadie
HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE - Warren Cummins
HAYES & YEADING UNITED - Darren Purse
KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS - Jared Hodgkiss
REDDITCH UNITED - Kyle Patterson
STOURBRIDGE - Kayleden Brown
SUTTON COLDFIELD TOWN - Justin Richards
TADCASTER ALBION - Jonathan Greening
TORQUAY UNITED - James Hurst
WORCESTER CITY - Lee Hughes

PLAYERS CURRENTLY PLAYING OUTSIDE OF ENGLAND

ALBRECHTSEN, Martin - Brondby (Denmark)
ALLAN, Scott - Celtic (Scotland)
AMALFITANO, Morgan - Lille (France)
BARNES, Giles - Vancouver Whitecaps (USA)
BEATTIE, Craig - Edinburgh City (Scotland)
BEDNAR, Roman - 1 FK Pribram (Czech Republic)
BIFOUMA, Thievy - Bastia (France)
BLANCO, Sebastian - San Lorenzo (Argentina)
CECH, Marek - Calcio Como (Italy)
CESAR, Bostjan - Chievo (Italy)
CHAPLOW, Richard - Orange County Blues (USA)
DAVIDSON, Jason - FC Groningen (Netherlands - on loan from Huddersfield Town)
DONK, Ryan - Real Betis (Spain on loan from Galatasaray (Turkey)
EL GHANNASY, Yassine - KV Oostende (Belgium)
GABBIDON, Daniel - Panteng (Wales)
GAMBOA, Cristian - Celtic (Scotland)
GERA, Zoltan - Ferencvaros (Hungary)
GNABRY, Serge - Werder Bremen (Germany)
HOEFKENS, Carl - Manchester 62 (Gibraltar)
IDEYE, Brown - Olympiakos (Greece)
INAMOTO, Junichi - Consadole Sapporo (Japan)
JARA, Gonzalo - Universidad de Chile (Chile)
KAMARA, Diomansy - NorthEast United (India)
LESCOTT, Joleon - AEK Athens (Greece)
LUGANO, Diego - Sao Paulo (Brazil)
MACDONALD, Sherjill - KVV Westerlo (Belgium)
MARESCA, Enzo - Palermo (Italy)
MARTINEZ, Williams - Deportivo Tachira (Venezuela)
MARTIS, Shelton - SteDoCo (Netherlands)
MEITE, Abdoulaye - SJK (Finland)
MKANDAWIRE, Tamika - Tampa Bay Rowdies (USA)
NICHOLSON, Stuart - Springvale City (Australia)
POPOV, Goran - Vardar (Macedonia)
QUASHIE, Nigel - BI/Bolungarvik (Iceland)
RIDGEWELL, Liam - Portland Timbers (USA)
ROSENBERG, Markus - Malmo (Sweden)
SAIED, Mohammed - Columbus Crew (USA)
SINCLAIR, Scott - Celtic (Scotland)
SLUSARSKI, Bartosz - Miedz Legnica (Poland)
STEELE, Luke  - Panathinaikos (Greece)
TAMAS, Gabriel - Steaua București (Romania)
TEIXERA, Filipe - Astra Giurgiu (Romania)
VALERO, Borja - Fiorentina (Italy)
VARELA, Silvestre - Porto (Portugal)
VELA, Carlos - Real Sociedad (Spain)
ZUIVERLOON, Gianni - ADO Den Haag (Netherlands)


PLAYERS NOW IN MANAGEMENT/ COACHING ROLES/ MEDIA


AMPADU, Kwame - Coach at Arsenal Academy
ANDREWS, Keith - First team coach at MK Dons
ANELKA, Nicolas - Player/ Manager at Mumbai City (India)
APPLETON, Michael - Manager at Oxford United
ARMSTRONG, Gerry - Works for SKY Sports on La Liga football coverage
CONTRA, Cosmin - Manager at Getafe (Spain)
CROOKS, Garth - Pundit !! for BBC TV
DICHIO, Daniele - Head Coach at Toronto FC Academy
EHIOGU, Ugo - Coaching Tottenham U21's
GOODMAN, Don - Co-commentator for Sky Sports
GREENING, Jonathan - Development Coach at York City (plus p/t at Tadcaster)
GROVES, Paul - Coach at Crawley Town
HACKETT, Gary - Manager at Stourbridge
KILBANE, Kevin - Pundit for BBC Five Live
MCINNES, Derek - Manager at Aberdeen
MELLON, Micky - Manager at Shrewsbury Town
NICHOLL, Jimmy - Assistant Coach Northern Ireland
PARKIN, Steve - Assistant Manager at Bradford City
PHILLIPS, Kevin - Coach at Derby County
ROSLER, Uwe - Manager at Fleetwood Town
SHAKESPEARE, Craig - Assistant Manager at Leicester City/ England Coach
SNEEKES, Richard - Manager at Rushall Olympic
TOWNSEND, Andy - Pundit for ITV
VARGA, Stanlislav - Manager at FC Tatran Presov (Slovakia)
WALFORD, Steve - Coach at Republic Of Ireland
WILLIAMSON, Bobby - Manager of Kenya National Team
ZUBERBUHLER, Pascal - Goalkeeping coach at Derby County

Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: KingKoren on August 24, 2012, 08:03:45 PM
Keith Andrews and Simon Cox on show tonight for Forest and Bolton.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 24, 2012, 08:38:11 PM
Carlton Palmer now a TV pundit and teacher of football & PE in Dubai.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Quakes Fan on August 24, 2012, 09:19:08 PM
Danny Dichio, Head Coach Toronto FC U18
John Trewick, Senior Coach Shrewsbury Town
Michael Appleton, Manager Portsmouth


Paul Robinson is currently training with Toronto FC.

Steve Nicol (nine appearances for Albion in 1998) quit earlier this year after ten years in charge of New England Revolution.

MLS' Technical Director of Competition, Jeff Agoos, who moonlights as radio summariser for San Jose Earthquakes, played in like one reserve game for Albion.  (http://westbrom.com/forum/Smileys/SoLoSMiLeYS1/shocked.gif)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: M666EYS on August 24, 2012, 09:42:13 PM
Kwame Ampadu is the arsenal academy director, hes been promoted due to steve bould leaving the role, was on sky sports news yesterday.

Still thinking of that cross for Donovan against the scum in '93.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on August 24, 2012, 09:50:33 PM
Shaun Cummings at Reading
Rob Hulse at QPR - although Mark Hughes is more likely to get a run out than him!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: The Black Pearl on August 24, 2012, 10:11:16 PM
Micky Mellon, doing very well managing Fleetwod Town.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: alex1 on August 24, 2012, 10:42:01 PM
Anyone know if Bernard McNally is coaching? One of my all time favourites.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 24, 2012, 10:47:42 PM
Anyone know if Bernard McNally is coaching? One of my all time favourites.

Manager at Newtown in Wales

http://www.newtownafc.co.uk/first-team-squad/
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 25, 2012, 12:00:48 AM
West Bromwich Albion Former Players Association (http://www.oldbaggies.com/cms/index.php?page=about-us)   ;D

shhhh !!!!  :D

To be fair it doesn't look like they keep updated on ex-players etc.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: rubyruby on August 25, 2012, 07:34:16 AM
EX PLAYERS CURRENTLY STILL PLAYING:

EX PLAYERS NO LONGER INVOLVED IN GAME AS PLAYER, COACH, MANAGER:

Albiston, Arthur - Works for MUTV  as summariser on reserve/ academy games
Armstrong, Gerry - Pundit for Sky Sports La Liga coverage
Barnes, Peter - Pundit for TV in Kuala Lumpur
Bradley, Darren - Sales Director at Intergarage
Brown, Tony - Summariser for Capital Gold
Bull, Steve - English Language Translator
Burrows, David - Now living in France
Coldicott, Stacy - Firefighter and co-owner of a football agency website
Crooks, Garth - Pundit (!!) for BBC Sport
Dennison, Robbie - Summariser on Capital Gold
Ehiogu, Ugo - Runs Dirty Hit Ltd record label
Flynn, Sean - Runs a caravan park in Cornwall
Goodman, Don - Pundit for Sky Sports
Hamilton, Ian - After retiring worked as an IT Business Development Manager
Hodson, Simeon - Police Community Support Officer
Horsfield, Geoff - Retired from all football in May 2012 after leaving Port Vale as coach
Hunt, Andy - Lives in Belize and runs a tour company
Lilwall, Steve - Football coach and school teacher
Owen, Gary - Art dealer
Palmer, Carlton - Pundit for TV in Dubai, teacher of Football & PE
Thompson, Andy - PE Teacher in Derby
Townsend, Andy - Pundit (!!) for ITV Sport

Com'on Oldbury this is a wind up surely?.................................................. :)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 25, 2012, 11:17:54 AM
Has Robbie Dennison left capital gold now?

I haven't heard him on there for a while and when I do hear the Wolves match it's usually Matt Murray.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 26, 2012, 02:19:40 PM
Ugo Ehiogu playing for Wembley today in the FA Cup Prelim at Uxbridge
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wappingbaggie on August 27, 2012, 12:41:20 AM
koumas? anyone know?

Isnt Cyrille still involved in football as an agent

and isnt Brendan Batson an official with PFA still

Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 27, 2012, 12:44:00 AM
koumas? anyone know?

Isnt Cyrille still involved in football as an agent

and isnt Brendan Batson an official with PFA still

Jason Koumas had been training with Sheffield Wednesday. I think he's had a few separate trials under Dave Jones, or if they haven't been trials, he's certainly been training with them. I think he was there either last week, or the week before. Whether he gets there a deal there I don't know. I doubt it though If I'm honest.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 27, 2012, 12:50:52 AM
Geoff Horsefield also appears to be on the broadcasting stage. He was on WM's football phone-in a week or two ago with Steve Froggat. He also did the summarising commentary on the Blues game against Watford.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TAFKATMNo1Fan on August 27, 2012, 09:01:20 AM
Robbie Dennison has left Gold as has Matt Murray whose gone to Sky, its now Steve Daley who does the Dingle games and Geoof Horsfield is now the Blues pundit on Gold.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 27, 2012, 10:50:10 AM
koumas? anyone know?

Isnt Cyrille still involved in football as an agent

and isnt Brendan Batson an official with PFA still

Batson is a consultant for the FA now

Cyrille is still an agent and Koumas is still unattached at present
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: rubyruby on August 27, 2012, 10:52:15 AM
Batson is a consultant for the FA now

Cyrille is still an agent and Koumas is still unattached at present

Very surprised Koumas is still unnattached. Be a quality player at a lower level
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Pelsall_Baggie on August 27, 2012, 11:19:30 AM
BELGIUM: Club Brugge - Carl Hoefkens, Ryan Donk
DENMARK: FC Midtjylland - Martin Albrechtsen
FRANCE: Dijon - Abdoulaye Meite
GERMANY: Hamburger SV - Paul Scharner
GREECE: Asteras Tripolis - Marton Fulop
HOLLAND: SC Heerenveen  - Gianni Zuiverloon (on loan from Mallorca)
ITALY: Fiorentina - Borja Valero
JAPAN: Kawasaki Frontale - Junichi Inamoto
SCOTLAND: Motherwell - Chris Humphrey; St Johnstone - Craig Beattie
SPAIN: Malaga CF - Enzo Maresca; Real Sociedad - Carlos Vela
TURKEY: Bursaspor - Scott Carson; Eskisehirspor - Diomansy Kamara; Sivasspor - Roman Bednar; Trabzonspor - Marek Cech
URUGUAY: Palestino - Williams Martinez
USA: Chicago Fire - Sherjill MacDonald; Orlando City - James O'Connor
UZBEKISTAN: FC Bunyodkor - Jan Kozak

------------------------


Never thought Abdoulaye Meite would 'cut the mustard' anywhere after seeing him play for Albion.

Just look at him now!

(I than' you)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Quakes Fan on August 27, 2012, 11:25:10 AM
Dijon are in Ligue 2.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Pelsall_Baggie on August 27, 2012, 11:38:24 AM
Dijon are in Ligue 2.

Keep up Quakes!  ;D

http://www.masterfoods.com.au/Products/ProductDetail/tabid/83/ProductId/1611/Dijon-Mustard.aspx
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Quakes Fan on August 27, 2012, 11:40:32 AM
Keep up Quakes!  ;D

http://www.masterfoods.com.au/Products/ProductDetail/tabid/83/ProductId/1611/Dijon-Mustard.aspx (http://www.masterfoods.com.au/Products/ProductDetail/tabid/83/ProductId/1611/Dijon-Mustard.aspx)

 :-[

Did I ever fall for that one. Fair play to you, sir.  :-[
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tommi on August 29, 2012, 08:16:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neT2x5Ohbzk

Good ole' Sherjill at his best, bless him.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Mat15(MH) on August 29, 2012, 08:46:52 PM
Any idea what Neil Clement is up to these days?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: boing_boing68 on August 29, 2012, 11:30:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neT2x5Ohbzk

Good ole' Sherjill at his best, bless him.

now I don't like being too harsh to players but he was rubbish wasn't he  ;D

shows how out of touch I am, I didn't know Scharner had gone to Hamburger
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wappingbaggie on August 30, 2012, 12:43:16 AM
we didnt mention Bryan Robson yet did we?

Is he stil manager of Thailand?


also another well publicised one Ronnie Walwork, now sewing mailbags

(you can take the boy out of Manchester, but you cant take the Manchester out of the boy!)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wbasoprano on August 30, 2012, 11:24:39 AM
Ian Hamilton, regular pint supper in the Fox, Walmley
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 30, 2012, 12:32:22 PM
we didnt mention Bryan Robson yet did we?

Is he stil manager of Thailand?


also another well publicised one Ronnie Walwork, now sewing mailbags

(you can take the boy out of Manchester, but you cant take the Manchester out of the boy!)

Robson is not doing anything as far as I know, he was an ambassador at Man Utd but not sure if he still is and we decided it was better to leave Wallwork  off at the moment.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: kc56wba on August 30, 2012, 12:38:51 PM
does anyone know what Ally Brown is doing now?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Quakes Fan on August 30, 2012, 01:24:34 PM
does anyone know what Ally Brown is doing now?

I can't vouch for it, but here's what I found:

He is now a warehouseman in an iron foundry in Walsall

http://www.where-are-they-now.co.uk/footballer/BROWN+Alistair/3513
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 30, 2012, 11:22:42 PM
If I read it correctly, Scott Dobie has joined York City.

Thought he'd gone into the Police?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 30, 2012, 11:24:25 PM
It is aswell

http://www.yorkcityfootballclub.co.uk/news.php?id=3544

This morning at Bootham Crescent, experienced striker Scott Dobie signed for York City after successfully completing his medical.

Scott is 33 years old and has had a fantastic playing career having come through the youth ranks at Carlisle United making it all the way to the Premier League with West Bromwich Albion. The Workington-born striker has also played for Millwall, Nottingham Forest and Scottish side St Johnstone.

Scott Dobie told the York City Official Website:

"I'm excited. I had a year out last year and am looking forward to getting back into the sport I've done since I left school. I've always had the desire to come back into it and I've been given the opportunity to do it. I'm relishing the opportunity and I hope I can come and prove that I'm worth the faith that has been put in me by the Manager, the Assistant and Des. So I'm really looking forward to it".

City Manager Gary Mills said:

"Obviously we know about Scott. He's had an unbelievable career and still only 33. And I want to resurrect that for him. I think he's one hell of a player, I've had a good chat with him and the door's not been open for him anywhere. But the door's open for him here, and it's down to him now to come and be a success here at York. He's exactly the type of player I'm looking for. I've been knocked back on a couple of occasions with players over the last few weeks, but Scott is someone to come in and do well. So good luck to him and I'm sure he'll help us like I'm helping him".

Everyone at York City Football Club would like to welcome Scott to the club.


(http://www.yorkcityfootballclub.co.uk/images/uploaded/3544-xl.jpg)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 01, 2012, 12:24:14 AM
Enzo Maresca has moved onto Sampdoria from Malaga during the transfer window.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tlms-p23 on September 02, 2012, 04:29:39 PM
In one of the other threads I was reading about Gary Megson's treatment of Lee Marshall. I googled him and noticed that he retired in 2005 after a broken leg. Anyone know what he is doing now? My only memory of him is his scoring our first Prem goal against Leeds in 2002.

http://www.trentend.com/smf/index.php?topic=273.0;wap2 - Interview with Lee Marshall discussing his relationship (or lack of) with Megson.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 17, 2012, 01:11:40 PM
Paul Robinson playing for Blues u21 side today, was last heard of training with Toronto FC
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Reddiebaggie on September 20, 2012, 12:21:48 PM
Alan Miller, lives in Majorca arranges and sells upmarket holidays. Firm called "Tailormade".
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Reddiebaggie on September 20, 2012, 12:36:07 PM
Derek Statham also lives in Spain. He sells hot tubs and spas.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Reddiebaggie on September 20, 2012, 12:46:29 PM
Robert Hopkins, lives in Solihull, works as a driver. Hope there is not too many incidents of "Road Rage".
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBAinDEVON on September 20, 2012, 01:07:32 PM
Not an ex player but well associated with the Albion is Tony Matthews historian who i think you might find south of Alicante i believe
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 20, 2012, 01:29:21 PM
Robert Earnshaw joined Maccabi Tel Aviv on season long loan from Cardiff
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: dantics_wba on September 24, 2012, 02:27:55 PM
Alan Miller, my childhood hero is running an executive Holiday business called TailorMade in Mallorca, my second home; after numerous holidays and having worked out there last year. Class..

MILLER! MILLER! MILLER! ;D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 25, 2012, 12:11:08 PM
Blues have signed Paul Robinson on a one month contract
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Philly88 on September 25, 2012, 12:34:55 PM
Alan Miller, my childhood hero is running an executive Holiday business called TailorMade in Mallorca, my second home; after numerous holidays and having worked out there last year. Class..

MILLER! MILLER! MILLER! ;D

On football manager he's a scout for me, not a bad one either lol
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: mulliganstired on October 04, 2012, 01:32:52 PM
Anyone know the whereabouts of Filipe Texeira- one minute being suggested as a target for Arsenal, etc, then knee injury, never really seemed to recover.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: AidantheBaggies on October 04, 2012, 01:54:45 PM
Anyone know the whereabouts of Filipe Texeira- one minute being suggested as a target for Arsenal, etc, then knee injury, never really seemed to recover.

Currenlty plays for FC Rapid Bucure?ti in Romania
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: liam-zuiverloon on October 07, 2012, 05:42:10 PM
Ian Hamilton got me and my bro free tickets the the game on saturday was great!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: kordasj on October 08, 2012, 11:39:12 AM
Ex-Albion wild card Somen Tchoyi has joined Wolves on trial.

Attacking midfielder or winger Tchoyi, who is without a club after being released by Albion in May, trained at Compton on Thursday and Friday and with the development squad on Saturday.

The 29-year-old Cameroon international could win a deal if he impresses, with Wolves trying to strengthen the wide areas after injuries to Slawomir Peszko, Razak Boukari and Stephen Hunt.

Tchoyi, who still lives in the Birmingham area and had a stint training with Blues in August, scored eight goals in 47 games for Albion over two seasons.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: The Black Pearl on October 11, 2012, 08:24:49 AM
Tony Godden was goalkeeping coach at Brighton untill the end of last season.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBAinDEVON on October 11, 2012, 09:08:18 AM
I worked out at the local gym with Dingle Don when he played for Exeter City
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Bilston Dan on October 11, 2012, 10:36:11 AM
Ex-Albion wild card Somen Tchoyi has joined Wolves on trial.

Attacking midfielder or winger Tchoyi, who is without a club after being released by Albion in May, trained at Compton on Thursday and Friday and with the development squad on Saturday.

The 29-year-old Cameroon international could win a deal if he impresses, with Wolves trying to strengthen the wide areas after injuries to Slawomir Peszko, Razak Boukari and Stephen Hunt.

Tchoyi, who still lives in the Birmingham area and had a stint training with Blues in August, scored eight goals in 47 games for Albion over two seasons.

I'll tell you what, if the Wolves do sign him up, he'll be a good acquisition. He'd look a world beater in the championship to be honest. That was the thing, on his day Tchoyi was a beast, remember his hatrick against the geordies? Shame he was never consistant enough but then again that's what separates the top players, consistancy.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on October 16, 2012, 04:53:29 PM
Anyone remember Tony Kelly ?

Now Assistant Youth Team Coach and Fans Liaison Officer at Bolton Wanderers
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Dexy on October 16, 2012, 04:54:31 PM
Anyone remember Tony Kelly ?

Now Assistant Youth Team Coach and Fans Liaison Officer at Bolton Wanderers
Wasn't he known for being a bit rotund? ;D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on October 16, 2012, 04:57:11 PM
He was a bit yeah  :D He only played 26 games, thought it was more than that.

Also a cousin of Joey Barton but I wouldn't hold it against him.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Floydy on October 19, 2012, 06:23:02 PM
Phil Gilchrist is Acting Director of Sport at Ratcliffe College in Leicester. His last involvement in the professional game was as manager of giant killers Woking back in 2009.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: rubyruby on October 19, 2012, 08:08:56 PM
Anyone remember Tony Kelly ?

Now Assistant Youth Team Coach and Fans Liaison Officer at Bolton Wanderers

Who eat all the pies.....a slightly slimmer version of Micky Quinn.....that the one as I remember?

Is little Colin Suggett still on the planet? He was a record signing for us at the time as I recall?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Chipperfan on October 21, 2012, 06:42:16 PM
Apparently Suggo is working as a scout for Carlisle United.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Bilston Dan on October 23, 2012, 04:17:16 PM
Anyone know the whereabouts of Filipe Texeira- one minute being suggested as a target for Arsenal, etc, then knee injury, never really seemed to recover.

Oh my god, whatever did happen to him? (rhetorical question as someone already posted a response to this)

I remember him having ability it was a shame really, he never really did recover then he could never work his way back in the team. I guess it shows how far we've come in recent years that we can talk about a player like Texeira, who at the time was one of our most skillful players (at the time) and see it as old news. Which I guess it is really.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BrummieBaggie68 on October 31, 2012, 07:10:33 AM
Is it true that Asa Hartford is a scout for the Blues?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: abdullah on November 08, 2012, 01:37:31 PM
Mohammed Saeid plays in Sweden where he was born with a pro team and he is in the starting 11. his team is in hte top division.

the team is called Orebro SK
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionwarrior on November 13, 2012, 10:51:30 AM
Where is Willie Johnston?

Is he still at the Port Brae Public House

Want him to sign a book

 8)

Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: phbaggies on November 13, 2012, 10:56:25 AM
An obvious update I suppose but Appleton is now at Blackpool
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: hersham boy on November 15, 2012, 08:15:24 PM
Saw Ally Robertson selling BMW's on the Wolverhampton Road Oldbury a couple of years ago. Met him buying strimmer wire as well at the B&Q Warehouse on mucklow hill about 2 years ago.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Turkish baggie on December 07, 2012, 08:52:36 AM
Does anyone know the where abouts of Ken Foggo and Dick Kyriswiki(This spelling can't be right) both these players were fringe players but I always thought they did a good job when called!

Dick was a Welsh international and did he score at Maine Road when we beat them 2-0 when City won the league in 68?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: row ww on December 07, 2012, 09:08:09 AM
Cant understand football sometimes,Micky Mellon gets Fleetwood promoted,think they are pushing for a play off place,and he gets sacked!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 07, 2012, 04:49:01 PM
 
Cant understand football sometimes,Micky Mellon gets Fleetwood promoted,think they are pushing for a play off place,and he gets sacked!

and then they appoint a bloke with no managerial experience to replace him in Graham Alexander. Seems more to it to me than just results.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Mat15(MH) on December 19, 2012, 02:33:10 PM
First I've heard about Neil Clement for a while, not exactly good news though;

Jockey Eddie Ahern will face a corruption inquiry after being charged with serious breaches of racing's rules.

Ahern, 35, and five other individuals must attend a British Horseracing Authority (BHA) disciplinary panel.

Racehorse owner Neil Clement, 34, a former West Bromwich Albion defender, is one of those charged.

Ahern is accused of passing on inside information and stopping a horse running on its merits.

The others under investigation are James Clutterbuck, the son of Newmarket trainer Ken, and three individuals without licences - Paul Hill, Martin Raymond and Michael Turl.

Irishman Ahern, who is is charged in relation to five races held from September 2009 to February 2011, has ridden more than 1,000 winners in Britain.

Clement made more than 250 appearances for West Brom, including four seasons in the Premiership, but was forced to retire in January 2010 due to a knee injury.

Ahern is alleged to have stopped his mount Judgethemoment running on its merits at Lingfield racecourse in January 2011.

He is also accused of giving inside information, including for reward, to Clement and/or others.

Clement is charged with using inside information to place bets, breaching the rules by laying (backing against) his own horse Hindu Kush, and failing to provide requested details to the BHA.

He is also alleged to have conspired with Clutterbuck, the assistant trainer and owner of racehorse Stoneacre Gareth, while the other three are accused of placing bets having obtained inside information.

The hearing is scheduled to take place between 29 April and 3 May, 2013.

Three footballers were among a group charged by the BHA in October over an investigation into suspicious betting activity.

Ipswich's Michael Chopra, Nottingham Forest loanee James Coppinger and ex-Manchester United player Mark Wilson and six others - including jockey Andrew Heffernan - are also accused of serious breaches of the rules of racing.

Their hearing is scheduled to start on 14 January.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/horse-racing/20785231
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 08, 2013, 03:27:44 PM
Lee Hughes has joined Port Vale until the end of the season with an option of a further 12 months if Vale get promoted, he was released by Notts County yesterday. A loan deal fell through in November between the two clubs.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 08, 2013, 04:13:37 PM
Franks Nouble joined Ipswich from the dingles
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: phbaggies on January 08, 2013, 04:17:45 PM
Not happened yet so feel free to remove but Appleton has moved from 33/1 to 1/6 to become next Blackburn manager, he only took over at Blackpool in November!!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: baggie004 on January 08, 2013, 05:19:03 PM
Richard Sneekes - currently without a club after being released from his at Hereford United where he was first team coach.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 09, 2013, 03:51:18 PM
Craig Beattie on trial at Notts County from St Johnstone
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 10, 2013, 12:51:44 AM
Darren Purse joined Port Vale from Plymouth and Justin Richards joined Oxford Utd from Burton Albion
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Mat15(MH) on January 10, 2013, 12:51:18 PM
Kyle Patterson, released from our academy, has been at LA Galaxy but now at Worcester City on loan from Nuneaton. Bit of a culture shock I'd imagine!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: johnthebaggie on January 12, 2013, 04:09:49 PM
Kieran o regan apparently Ireland under 21 coach
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: philwba1 on January 14, 2013, 12:16:36 AM
Derek Mcinnes sacked at Bristol City, seems ex Baggie Chris Woods hat trick was the final nails in his coffin
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: GrGr on January 14, 2013, 12:35:24 AM
Derek Mcinnes sacked at Bristol City, seems ex Baggie Chris Woods hat trick was the final nails in his coffin

I bet Chris had a point to prove there, as McInnis didn't play Chris much when he was at City last year...
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Webby on January 25, 2013, 01:57:28 PM
Ole Mr Carson up to his tricks again the other evening....

http://www.101greatgoals.com/blog/scott-carson-produces-a-howler-for-bursaspor-fener-striker-winds-him-up/
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 26, 2013, 01:53:03 PM
Paul Scharner being linked with Sunderland, only played 4 games for Hamburg due to injury and 2 red cards
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 26, 2013, 01:55:14 PM
Paul Scharner being linked with Sunderland, only played 4 games for Hamburg due to injury and 2 red cards

Wouldnt be such a bad signing, he could still do a decent job for a Premiership at his age.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: phbaggies on January 31, 2013, 09:48:58 AM
Paul Scharner being linked with Sunderland, only played 4 games for Hamburg due to injury and 2 red cards
Signed for Wigan

Paul Scharner deal confirmed by Roberto...loan til end of the season. In contention for Saturday's clash with Southampton.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Reddiebaggie on February 02, 2013, 01:54:22 PM
Just watched an article on SSN about Paul Sharner What a character I think he was one of the best. Love the bloke his whole attitude his love of the game and his loyalty to the team he plays for, I wish all our players had his mentality.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: gerry m on February 14, 2013, 08:51:44 PM
Roman Bednar came on as sub in the 85th minute for Sparta Prague against Chelsea tonight
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: zippyandbungle on February 17, 2013, 09:16:06 PM
Strangely I read the legends 11 thread, thought Bednar was a "cult hero" and went to this thread to see if anyone knew where he was, then saw the two post above.

Spooky
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: woodta on March 05, 2013, 10:32:19 PM
8 Minute hat trick for SKP tonight, what a man!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on March 08, 2013, 06:09:34 PM
Nathan Ellington joined Crewe until the end of the season
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: JtheMull on March 09, 2013, 06:55:07 AM
Geoff Horsefield has come out of retirement to play for Alvechurch, who play in the Midland football alliance.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BrummieBaggie68 on March 09, 2013, 08:33:27 AM
Asa Hartford is reportedly now scouting for Norwich City.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: pointergeorge on March 09, 2013, 10:41:57 AM
I spoke to Graham Lovett in Benalmadena last week. He looked well.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tommcneill on March 15, 2013, 01:33:17 PM
Geoff Horsefield has come out of retirement to play for Alvechurch, who play in the Midland football alliance.

2 mins from house. think ill be popping down to see the man play
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 15, 2013, 01:36:58 PM
Richard Sneekes - currently without a club after being released from his at Hereford United where he was first team coach.


You can hear him on the radio with Franksie between 6 and 7 on a wednesday normally.Talks alot of sense
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on April 21, 2013, 01:51:36 PM
Ryan Alssop who came through our youth ranks got promoted to the Championship yesterday with Bourenmouth.

Darren Purse & Lee Hughes also got promoted to league 1 with Port Vale.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: reynirver on May 03, 2013, 10:37:27 PM
Ryan Allsop also played in Iceland!
But James Hurst has signed for Valur in Iceland!
http://www.fotbolti.net/news/03-05-2013/james-hurst-i-val-stadfest
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 07, 2013, 10:30:48 AM
Brian Jensen released by Burnley
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: reynirver on May 08, 2013, 05:06:47 PM
Lateef Elford-Alliyu has gone Iceland to join IBV with David James former England keeper. He is on loan from Crawley.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: popmonkey on May 10, 2013, 02:46:07 PM
Kevin Phillips has been released by Blackpool, wonder if Palace will look to sign him permanently
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wappingbaggie on May 22, 2013, 04:22:44 AM
We had quite a few debates on here about whether or not to keep Simon Cox and Chris wood...

was reading some Forest and Leicester sites

Cox has been a total failure, complete waste of money

Wood hit 5 in his first 2 or 3 games but nothing since (think he might have had a spell injured too)

Also on the Forest site - Ishmael Miller expected to be released in close season - unbelievable, we had such high hopes for him at one point.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 22, 2013, 10:04:47 AM
We had quite a few debates on here about whether or not to keep Simon Cox and Chris wood...

was reading some Forest and Leicester sites

Cox has been a total failure, complete waste of money

Wood hit 5 in his first 2 or 3 games but nothing since (think he might have had a spell injured too)

Also on the Forest site - Ishmael Miller expected to be released in close season - unbelievable, we had such high hopes for him at one point.

Miller spent most of last season on loan at Middlesbrough but never set the world on fire by all accounts, surprised he didn't have more of an impact at that level.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 23, 2013, 12:18:24 PM
I dont think that Miller has been the same player since he got that bad injury for us in the 08/09 season. I think Cox has lost his goal scoring knack, maybe could be down to playing in a differ net position to the one he played in at Swindon. I still think Wood will turn out to be a big success, still very young and his record is pretty good.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on May 24, 2013, 01:16:26 PM
Nicky Shorey today released by Reading.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Legend on May 24, 2013, 01:18:05 PM
Shorey made Robbo look like Roberto Carlos.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on May 26, 2013, 02:55:46 PM
Chris Humphrey is out of contract soon with Motherwell, couple of Champ & L1 teams chasing him, Preston are leading the chase apparently.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on June 04, 2013, 12:51:45 PM
Our only ex player playing in Scotland, Chris Humphrey has today left Motherwell to join Preston in League 1.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: phbaggies on June 10, 2013, 11:11:06 AM
Marton Fulop recovering from a tumour in his arm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22840586

Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 10, 2013, 08:18:32 PM
Bloody hell. I wish him very well in his recovery.

Gutting that my final memory of him is his horror show against Arsenal on the final day of the season some seasons ago.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: gerry m on June 10, 2013, 08:21:33 PM
get well soon Marton!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on June 19, 2013, 09:31:40 PM
David Worrall ( Bury ) is close to signing for Rotherham for 200k, think we had a fairly big sell of clause if I remember right, know it's not much but every little helps.  ;D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albertbaggie on June 20, 2013, 09:30:17 PM
One of our former youth players is on the move. ..
http://www.tamworthherald.co.uk/Tamworth-swoop-West-Bromwich-Albion-youth/story-19342067-detail/story.html
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Chipperfan on June 25, 2013, 05:46:26 AM
Just read that Scott Carson has gone AWOL from Bursaspor. Seems Palace are interested in bringing him back to England, coupled with which his lad is poorly and he's looking to move back, but oddly the club says he hasn't been communicating with them and they don't seem to know where he is.

http://lesrosbifs.org/confusion-reigns-as-scott-carson-goes-awol-from-bursaspor/

Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on June 25, 2013, 12:59:51 PM
Curtis Davies signed for Hull City
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Legend on June 25, 2013, 01:14:33 PM
Curtis Davies signed for Hull City

Has he come out and said he was a big fish in small pond at Blues  :o
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on June 27, 2013, 09:09:32 PM
Jack Compton today has joined Hartlepool in league 2 from Colchester after being released.

Think Marcus Haber also got released by Stevenage, know Yeovil tried to sign him but they couldn't agree terms.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 27, 2013, 09:14:05 PM
Think Marcus Haber also got released by Stevenage, know Yeovil tried to sign him but they couldn't agree terms.

Rumours suggesting that Rangers are looking at him too.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on June 27, 2013, 09:36:08 PM
Think Haber was just made available, not sure he was released
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on July 01, 2013, 04:21:05 PM
James Hurst has today left Valur in Iceland and joined Crawley.

Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WorcsWBA on July 01, 2013, 06:08:12 PM
James Hurst has today left Valur in Iceland and joined Crawley.
It's interesting how some people regarded as being good enough to play in the Prem for us and yet here he is signing for Crawley. There is a danger that we build up some of the younger players to be better than they actually are, which is why I'd rather see them proving themselves whilst on loan to a good Championship club for the season, than featuring in our 25 man Prem squad and supposedly adding to our strength in depth.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on July 04, 2013, 04:14:54 PM
Scott Carson signed for Wigan today
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: saml30 on July 04, 2013, 04:28:40 PM
Felipe Teixeira has signed for some Romanian club
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on July 05, 2013, 04:15:23 PM
Marc-Antoine Fortune joined Wigan Athletic
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: phbaggies on July 05, 2013, 04:16:56 PM
Former Uganda Cranes coach Bobby Williamson is the new Gor Mahia coach.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on July 05, 2013, 04:21:10 PM
Former Uganda Cranes coach Bobby Williamson is the new Gor Mahia coach.

Thanks for that, first reaction was WHO !!!  :o

The team not Williamson as I remember him  :D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on July 06, 2013, 11:40:43 PM
Jerome Thomas completed move to Palace, 2 and half year deal with option of 3rd. Bit strange to have 2 and a half though
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Chipperfan on July 08, 2013, 04:39:01 PM
According to BBC Merseyside on twitter Koumas has asked to train with Tranmere in the hope of getting a contract.

He must have run out of credit at the bookies.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Aixelsyd on July 10, 2013, 02:27:03 AM
Greening to take coaching role at Forest

Midfielder Jonathan Greening has taken on a player/coach role with Nottingham Forest next season.

The midfielder, 34, accepted the offer of assisting Charlie McParland in guiding the Reds' Under-21 side having completed his coaching badges earlier this summer.
Greening, who has been at the City Ground for two years, will juggle the role with his playing commitments for Billy Davies' side although he managed just six substitute appearances last term along with a month-long loan spell at Barnsley.
"I went away in the summer and did my UEFA A and B coaching courses, which the gaffer knew about," Greening told the club's official website.
"When I came back this year he asked if I wanted to become involved with coaching the Under-21s alongside Charlie McParland - I accepted straight away.
"I'm really looking forward to it. I definitely want to stay in football when my playing career ends and thanks to the gaffer I've got a great opportunity to learn from a very good coach."
However, Greening insists his playing days are far from over, adding: "I still feel like I've got a lot to offer. I feel really fit at the moment, I'm getting a good pre-season under my belt, I feel strong.
"I'm just going to carry on playing as normal but I'll also help Charlie at coaching sessions and matches so I can get some experience and learn from him and his staff."

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/football-greening-take-coaching-role-101820849.html
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on July 11, 2013, 01:34:44 PM
Warren Cummings got released yesterday by AFC Wimbledon.

Richard Chaplow close to moving to Milwall apparently.

Walsall had Romaine Sawyers and Shane Lewis on trial against Halesowen.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on July 19, 2013, 11:10:31 PM
Romaine Sawyers today joined Walsall on a perm deal after we released him.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on July 20, 2013, 01:17:09 PM
Kevin Phillips signed 1 year deal at Palace
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Vassassin on July 21, 2013, 01:11:56 AM
Kevin Phillips signed 1 year deal at Palace

Encore appearances at many of his old clubs. Fantastic for him, hope he has a great year.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on July 29, 2013, 02:14:24 PM
Walsall signed James McQuilkin on a free transfer from Hereford. Was in our youth system apparently but never heard of the lad...
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on July 29, 2013, 03:13:47 PM
Gianni Zuiverloon having trial at Millwall, playing in a friendly tonight
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on July 29, 2013, 03:50:37 PM
Brian Jensen on trial at Bury
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on July 30, 2013, 08:58:52 PM
According to BBC Merseyside on twitter Koumas has asked to train with Tranmere in the hope of getting a contract.

He must have run out of credit at the bookies.

Live two minutes away from Prenton Park after a recent relocation and fully intend to take in a couple of Tuesday night Tranmere matches if Jase does sign. Would love them to play the Dingles when Albion haven't got a game.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on August 01, 2013, 04:39:18 PM
Wigan have signed Leon Barnett. 3 year deal.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: phbaggies on August 01, 2013, 05:09:49 PM
Live two minutes away from Prenton Park after a recent relocation and fully intend to take in a couple of Tuesday night Tranmere matches if Jase does sign. Would love them to play the Dingles when Albion haven't got a game.
Signed for Tranmere on a 1yr deal
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on August 03, 2013, 09:23:27 AM
Shane Lewis has joined Walsall.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: phbaggies on August 19, 2013, 04:31:21 PM
Marek Cech has signed for Bologna
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Jack Russell on August 19, 2013, 04:35:16 PM
Sat next to Ian Hamilton on Saturday
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Wbamitch on August 21, 2013, 08:02:50 PM
Can anybody shed any light on what Tchoyi is up to nowadays??

Wouldn't be a bad option for us at the moment, certainly worried a few defenders.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 21, 2013, 08:23:05 PM
Can anybody shed any light on what Tchoyi is up to nowadays??

Wouldn't be a bad option for us at the moment, certainly worried a few defenders.

Played a couple of games for FC Augsburg earlier this year but I don't think he has a club at the moment. Had trials at Blues and Wolves after he left us.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: maximus on August 22, 2013, 07:20:32 PM
Felipe Teixeira

I thought he was decent in the championship for us when we lost Koumas, His in the team against Swansea now in the Europa on itv. Cosmin Contra is the manager for them of which i remember him getting sent off but thats about it.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: clintsmoker on August 22, 2013, 08:25:42 PM
Was a sublime player. Don't know what happened to him after his injury but he just never seemed to get back. Shame. Was it all due to injury or weight gain or just not the managers preferred choice?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 23, 2013, 11:00:05 PM
Nicky Shorey on trial at Bristol City

Luke Moore left Swansea by mutual consent
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 24, 2013, 11:30:45 PM
Luke Moore has joined Sanica Boru Elazigspor in Turkey on 3 year deal
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 24, 2013, 11:43:22 PM
Luke Moore has joined Sanica Boru Elaz??spor in Turkey on 3 year deal

Got a few question marks over that side, personally  ;D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 24, 2013, 11:47:36 PM
Not my fault it don't copy and paste right  :D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Quakes Fan on August 25, 2013, 05:41:04 PM
Sherjill MacDonald has finally been released by Chicago Fire and signed by Belgian second division side Westerlo.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Baggie79 on August 26, 2013, 12:35:45 PM
Sherjill MacDonald has finally been released by Chicago Fire and signed by Belgian second division side Westerlo.

I must admit this is one I got wrong, I honestly thought he could be a really special player. oops!!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Quakes Fan on August 26, 2013, 06:35:37 PM
I must admit this is one I got wrong, I honestly thought he could be a really special player. oops!!

My theory is that his problem is mental. When pressured to make decisions in the heat of play, he simply falls to pieces. But give him plenty of time alone with the ball, and he can produce some quality. Unfortunately for him, he isn't going to get that time in the better leagues.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 02, 2013, 01:51:22 PM
Brian Jensen signed for Bury
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: bigwigjack on September 04, 2013, 05:20:57 PM
Paul Scharners retired.. Legend!!! Never forget that 2-0 wolves win and his t shirt.  :P
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wbasoprano on September 04, 2013, 05:23:32 PM
Paul Scharners retired.. Legend!!! Never forget that 2-0 wolves win and his t shirt.  :P

And the winner at vile park! Loved Scharner, wished we kept him longer.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on September 04, 2013, 11:07:17 PM
Imagine if Scharner took the Baggie Bird gig as a surprise one off, and did the reveal at half time against the Seals.

In Wrestling parlance, would get a massive pop!!  :D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Jack Russell on September 13, 2013, 05:38:32 PM
Has Tamas got a club yet
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on September 14, 2013, 09:48:41 PM
Think I read somewhere in the week that Jay Simpson has ended up at Sheffield United on trial, must of got released by Hull.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: allenkevanastle on September 17, 2013, 09:48:36 AM
Very interesting thread guys. Please keep updating ;)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albertbaggie on September 19, 2013, 09:59:48 PM
Richard Sneekes has a new coaching role
http://www.suttoncoldfieldobserver.co.uk/Romulus-snap-West-Bromwich-Albion-hero-Evans/story-19819902-detail/story.html
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Slimbo on September 30, 2013, 05:45:15 PM
Think I read somewhere in the week that Jay Simpson has ended up at Sheffield United on trial, must of got released by Hull.

On Sky sports news :
Former Arsenal and Hull City striker Jay Simpson has moved to Thailand after signing for Buriram United
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hull Baggie on October 01, 2013, 03:53:57 PM
hope this is relevant to this topic.

Found a list of PFA teams of the year for all 4 Divisions since they started doing them in 1973-74.

Not surprisingly we had a great turn out in the 78-79 season with 3 players in the First Division 11.

Anyway if anyone wants a look.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PFA_Team_of_the_Year#First_Division_6


Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on October 09, 2013, 06:26:25 PM
Gabriel Tamas has joined FC CLuj in Romania
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: geoff on October 09, 2013, 07:09:31 PM
Gabriel Tamas has joined FC CLuj in Romania

Thanks Mukka & all the best  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: zippyandbungle on October 09, 2013, 10:05:47 PM
Hang about in Selfridges and you see them all, texeira used to come in all the time, pleasant bloke, I once sat at he noodle bar with a girl from work and had miller and SKP one side of us and marek Cech and his advisor the other, Bednar , olsson, Reid and Watson were all quite regular, but my fave was Brendan Batson, would stand talking for ages (once he'd brought his 6 boxes of doughnuts)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wappingbaggie on October 10, 2013, 11:56:37 PM
were's rob koren now?  when did he leave Hull?  (saw McShane still there)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Reddiebaggie on October 11, 2013, 12:03:17 AM
RoKo still at Hull been injured but on the way back
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on October 11, 2013, 11:48:24 PM
Only just found out about Tamas, hope he does well there. Never let us down and seemed a top notch bloke except for his piss up moments.  ;D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: mulliganstired on October 14, 2013, 04:35:20 PM
Tamas at it already at Cluj then, hospitalised a team mate!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on October 17, 2013, 03:58:33 PM
Nathan Ellington has joined Southport

http://www.thenonleaguefootballpaper.com/conference-premier-step-two/8435/nathan-ellington-joins-southport/
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: jonny on October 20, 2013, 02:21:18 PM
Tamas has been sacked for drunken behaviour.

"He came, he drank, he left"

Shame for him

http://twentyfour7football.com/former-west-brom-defender-sacked-after-a-week-for-drunken-behaviour-18898
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Reddiebaggie on October 28, 2013, 07:51:25 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/29/setype2e.jpg)
The Great Escape, how many do you recognise
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 28, 2013, 08:20:16 PM
Nathan Ellington has joined Southport

http://www.thenonleaguefootballpaper.com/conference-premier-step-two/8435/nathan-ellington-joins-southport/

I might see him play when Chester play at Southport at Christmas time. I think for a player who has the quality to play in the Championship he really has thrown a decentish career away.

As for the photo I recognize most of them. Is that Kevin Campbell next to Big Dave.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBArgo on November 09, 2013, 12:04:18 AM
Yes, who is the guy behind Greening/in between Scimeca?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on November 09, 2013, 05:06:12 AM
Yes, who is the guy behind Greening/in between Scimeca?

Geoff Horsfield  :-\
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on November 09, 2013, 05:12:22 AM
I might see him play when Chester play at Southport at Christmas time. I think for a player who has the quality to play in the Championship he really has thrown a decentish career away.

As for the photo I recognize most of them. Is that Kevin Campbell next to Big Dave.

Am I looking at the same photo????
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Wbamitch on November 10, 2013, 07:46:49 PM
Yes, who is the guy behind Greening/in between Scimeca?

That's one I struggled with most as well.

Who is the one bottom left who's face we can't see?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wbafc68 on November 10, 2013, 08:12:08 PM
On a less cheerful note have heard that Bobby Hope is in hospital and not very well. Won't give details  but hope he gets better soon. One of the best and most underrated players I have had the pleasure to see in an Albion shirt
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: kris_boing on November 10, 2013, 08:29:25 PM
Get well soon Bobby Hope.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Chipperfan on November 10, 2013, 08:34:54 PM
Get well soon Bobby.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wbasoprano on November 10, 2013, 08:41:20 PM
That's one I struggled with most as well.

Who is the one bottom left who's face we can't see?

Andy Johnson?

Am I looking at the same photo????

Scroll it across, Kevin Campbell comes in then!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on November 11, 2013, 12:52:57 AM
Andy Johnson?

Scroll it across, Kevin Campbell comes in then!

Thanks, made me look a nob  ;D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on November 11, 2013, 01:44:03 AM
No Kieran Richardson in that though? Huge part of staying up.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on November 21, 2013, 01:30:20 PM
Abdoulaye Meite on trial at Doncaster.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 01, 2013, 11:34:00 AM
Ishmael Miller on loan at Yeovil from Forest, scored on his debut yesterday
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: geoff on December 01, 2013, 11:55:15 AM
Ishmael Miller on loan at Yeovil from Forest, scored on his debut yesterday

At one time ( before his injury) I truly thought he was the real deal just shows how cruel football is.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 08, 2013, 01:20:18 PM
Lateef Elford Aliyu now with Valetta in Malta, scored twice on his debut recently.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 16, 2013, 05:55:31 PM
Ryan Donk's defending has improved  :D

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/early-doors/former-west-brom-defender-finds-hilarious-way-stopping-152354560.html
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: fatboy_coach on December 17, 2013, 09:18:21 PM
Was he carrying that spare ball for just such an occasion?  ???
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wappingbaggie on December 27, 2013, 12:15:03 AM
scott carson not in Wigan squad recently?????

Ditto Cox at Leicester???

Injuries or dropped?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: NathWBA on December 27, 2013, 12:21:42 AM
scott carson not in Wigan squad recently?????

Ditto Cox at Leicester???

Injuries or dropped?
Carson is injured, cox is at forest
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: PsalmXXIII on December 27, 2013, 12:55:05 AM
At one time ( before his injury) I truly thought he was the real deal just shows how cruel football is.

Or how some footballers throw away opportunities.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on December 27, 2013, 01:21:33 AM
Or how some footballers throw away opportunities.

How so, Miller was well and truly gettin to grips with the Premier League and proving a handful to the very best defences when he was crocked by David James. Sometimes you just don't come back from injuries like his. The pace wasn't there anymore.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: PsalmXXIII on December 27, 2013, 02:06:49 AM
How so, Miller was well and truly gettin to grips with the Premier League and proving a handful to the very best defences when he was crocked by David James. Sometimes you just don't come back from injuries like his. The pace wasn't there anymore.

Apologies I meant generally, Ishmael was in the right mould to be a good player in the PL and you're right injuries can cause players to lose a yard of pace and really damage their game. As cruel as football can be there are far more players wasted through lack of effort.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tommcneill on December 28, 2013, 11:41:49 AM
Just mentioned Danielle Dichio on SoccerAM...

At Toronto as a coach and does lots of media wok for the club, has his name on a wall of honour there and the fans still sing a song about him.

Nice to hear former players doing well.

Dont know why I always liked Dichio
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 03, 2014, 11:26:33 AM
Lee Hughes has joined Forest Green Rovers from Port Vale
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Wbamitch on January 03, 2014, 04:39:32 PM
Surprised by the Lee Hughes move, think he can still get goals at that level.

Imagine he hasn't been featured much as it's been a while since I have seen him on the score sheet if I can remember correctly.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: charlebaggie on January 06, 2014, 10:11:50 PM
Christian Hargreaves appointed Torquay Utd manager
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on January 09, 2014, 01:44:00 PM
http://www.doncasterroversfc.co.uk/news/article/meite-signs-up-1283989.aspx

Abdoulaye Meite signed a contract with Doncaster till the end of the season.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on January 09, 2014, 06:31:27 PM
http://www.portsmouthfc.co.uk/news/article/shorey-signs-for-pompey-1284136.aspx

Nicky Shorey joins Portsmouth till end of season.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 09, 2014, 06:39:26 PM
Darren Purse now playing for IFK Mariehamn in Finland
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on January 13, 2014, 06:05:07 PM
Sounds like Jason Roberts is retiring going by his tweets.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 13, 2014, 06:11:20 PM
Darren Purse now playing for IFK Mariehamn in Finland

Looks like it was a short contract as he is now a free agent
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 13, 2014, 07:07:35 PM
Reports in Romania suggest that Gabriel Tamas is set to follow Meite and join Doncaster.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Slimbo on January 14, 2014, 01:08:55 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/25604674

Bournemouth have signed goalkeeper Lee Camp on a permanent deal.

Camp became a free agent at midnight on New Year's Day following the end of his loan deal with the Cherries and contract with parent club West Brom.

The 29-year-old initially joined the Cherries on a one-month long loan at the end of October and has now signed a two-and-a-half-year contract.

"I am pleased everything has been sorted and I am delighted to have signed," Camp told the club website.

The Northern Ireland international played for Derby, QPR, Nottingham Forest and Norwich before joining West Brom on a free transfer in September 2013.

He has made 11 appearances since arriving at the Cherries.

"Discussions have been ongoing for the past couple of weeks but we have come to a pretty speedy conclusion in the end, so credit must go to the football club for how they have handled it," he said.

"Going into the Brighton game we weren't a million miles apart. If anything slowed it down over the Christmas period it was the fact we had three games in six days.

"I spoke to the manager at the hotel before the game on New Year's Eve and I was fairly confident we would all get to where we needed to get to, to make the deal happen.

"Now I have something sorted, I can concentrate on playing football."
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: baggie53 on January 14, 2014, 06:38:52 PM
Why couldn't Marc-Antoine Fortune ever score a goal for us like the one he got at the weekend
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on January 14, 2014, 06:52:22 PM
Why couldn't Marc-Antoine Fortune ever score a goal for us like the one he got at the weekend
A) because PL defender's wouldn't have given him THAT much time to turn (what was the right CB doing?)

B)Like many great looking goals.... pure luck.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on January 15, 2014, 08:05:27 PM
Super Kev signed for Leicester till the end of the season.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on January 15, 2014, 09:50:06 PM
Super Kev signed for Leicester till the end of the season.

Relieved he hasn't gone to the Dingles!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 16, 2014, 08:26:25 PM
Further to my previous tweet.

Radio Sheffield now reporting that Gabriel Tamas will complete his move to Doncaster tomorrow.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tommcneill on January 27, 2014, 10:35:23 PM
Ishmael Miller gone too Yeovil on loan...

Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: kris_boing on February 06, 2014, 01:01:28 PM
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/former-aston-villa-west-brom-6679155


'Always believe in' Luke Moore is off to the MLS.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albertbaggie on February 27, 2014, 10:16:47 PM
Another former youth star on the move again
http://www.suttoncoldfieldobserver.co.uk/West-Bromwich-Albion-man-set-Norway/story-20720215-detail/story.html
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on March 12, 2014, 09:18:14 PM
Joss Ladabie handed ten game ban for biting.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/26548426
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: liam-zuiverloon on March 15, 2014, 11:36:40 AM
mates a Donny fan says reports that Gabby Tamas was injured in training aren't true. Was trollied again and managed to get his jaw broken in Doncaster town centre.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tommcneill on March 20, 2014, 04:49:41 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/26670568 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/26670568)

Jason Roberts has had to retire due to injury.

Good Luck for the future.

Always liked Roberts though him and Hughes would make an outstanding forward line for years to come
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: talkSAFT on March 21, 2014, 02:53:00 PM
Great pair of goals from Big Ish the other night on loan at Yeovil.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on March 21, 2014, 06:38:50 PM
Rob Earnshaw has signed for Blackpool till the end of the season on a free.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on March 21, 2014, 09:03:21 PM
Great pair of goals from Big Ish the other night on loan at Yeovil.

Miller looks a handful at that level and has rediscovered his confidence more than anything. The crocking from David James ruined what would have been a decent top flight career imo.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 04, 2014, 11:48:44 AM
El Ghanassy on trial at the Wolves recently. Currently on loan at Al Ain in the UAE from Gent
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on April 04, 2014, 10:33:33 PM
Didn't know Luke Moore had signed for Chivas in the MLS. Now based in Califorina then! This guy really lands on his feet.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: GrGr on April 06, 2014, 12:31:58 AM
Didn't know Luke Moore had signed for Chivas in the MLS. Now based in Califorina then! This guy really lands on his feet.

Yeah, until the Big One...
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Quakes Fan on April 06, 2014, 03:51:08 PM
I hope Luke does well, but Chivas USA isn't exactly the best place to go in MLS. They've finished at or near the bottom of the table the last four years, and the league itself has taken over the club until someone figures out how to fix it.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Ska-dForLife-WBA on April 06, 2014, 04:23:19 PM
To be fair to Chivas, they've started well this season, although that's more down to the form of their main striker Erick Torres than anything Luke Warm's done.  He's mostly bench fodder for them, which speaks volumes in itself.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on April 06, 2014, 04:24:43 PM
Anelka has signed for Atletico Minerio is Brazil.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: costa blanca baggie on April 06, 2014, 06:50:41 PM
Anelka has signed for Atletico Minerio is Brazil.
Weird that! I only read yesterday that the owner stated that there was no way that they could afford his wage demand. ???
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: bakebaggie on April 06, 2014, 11:32:25 PM
Anelka has signed for Atletico Minerio is Brazil.
Only way he'll make it to Brazil in this World Cup year.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Ska-dForLife-WBA on May 09, 2014, 01:08:11 AM
Luke Moore's only been in America for three months, and clubs are already playing pass the parcel with him.  Chivas have announced that they're trading him to Colorado Rapids, who are then trading him straight on to Toronto.  Wrap up warm, Luke, no more California for you  ;D

http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2014/05/08/marvin-chavez-heads-chivas-usa-part-flurry-deals-colorado-rapids-toronto-fc
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Ska-dForLife-WBA on May 09, 2014, 04:16:20 PM
It's definitely a decent deal for Chivas getting Chavez and Colorado getting Agbossoumonde, but Toronto are in for a nasty surprise.  Do they not have Google or YouTube up there?  ???
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: popmonkey on May 12, 2014, 12:43:29 PM
It's definitely a decent deal for Chivas getting Chavez and Colorado getting Agbossoumonde, but Toronto are in for a nasty surprise.  Do they not have Google or YouTube up there?  ???
Yeah, they were probably shown the video of that hat-trick he scored for Villa back in the day.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Jack Russell on May 17, 2014, 11:55:21 AM
Anyone heard where our latest departures are going? Might we see any of them down the road at Blues or the Wolves
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on May 18, 2014, 03:36:18 PM
Anyone heard where our latest departures are going? Might we see any of them down the road at Blues or the Wolves

Ridgewell linked with a return to Blouses.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wba1968-Tim on May 19, 2014, 02:38:27 PM
Giles Barnes playing as a striker for Houston Dynamo in Major Soccer League

2014 Major League Soccer
GAMES   GOALS   ASSISTS   SHOTS
12              3                 2       43
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Scooby Doo on May 20, 2014, 08:33:13 AM
Jared Hodgkiss who had established himself at Forest Green Rovers was released only a few weeks ago. The club then wasted absolutely no time at all in bringing in his replacement. He must be bitterly disappointed.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on May 27, 2014, 02:39:09 PM
Crawley signed Brian Jensen.

Watford signed Lloyd Dyer.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 27, 2014, 05:47:12 PM
Watford sign Tamas
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: philwba1 on May 28, 2014, 12:11:13 AM
Nott,s Forest release Jonathon Greening, Gonzalo Jara and Ishmail Miller
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Welsh_Baggie on May 28, 2014, 01:56:43 PM
I'd re-sign Jara on a free - is still in the Chile national team.  Also Gabbidon released by Palace today.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionic on May 28, 2014, 02:17:32 PM
I'd re-sign Jara on a free - is still in the Chile national team.  Also Gabbidon released by Palace today.

I know we are in a bad position at the moment, but those would be final day of the window signings, going backwards IMO.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on June 09, 2014, 09:52:30 AM
Where has the list gone?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on June 09, 2014, 10:59:46 AM
Looks like its vanished, will get another done at some stage
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Slimbo on June 10, 2014, 03:41:06 PM
Reuben Reid has rejoined Plymouth today
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on June 10, 2014, 03:47:06 PM
Reuben Reid has rejoined Plymouth today

Again? That guy must be in double figures of clubs by now.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Jack Russell on June 11, 2014, 03:43:51 PM
can we have an ex Chaiman thread.Whats Tony Hale doing these days, Trevor Summers?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on June 11, 2014, 03:50:44 PM
can we have an ex Chaiman thread.Whats Tony Hale doing these days, Trevor Summers?

Thompson?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Greenock Baggie on June 11, 2014, 06:25:38 PM
Millichip, Wilson-Keys ???
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: cuckfield1704 on June 12, 2014, 07:20:28 AM
I'd re-sign Jara on a free - is still in the Chile national team.  Also Gabbidon released by Palace today.

Given that Jara could provide cover across the back four and also midfield I'd certainly consider him.
However it seems that he has given the manager non football problems wherever he has been Albion, Brighton and Forest so probably a red card.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 13, 2014, 08:28:13 AM
Ridgewell off to the States possibly
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tuamigos on June 13, 2014, 09:03:14 AM
Ridgewell off to the States possibly

As a lumber jack by the looks of it
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foreverbaggie on June 14, 2014, 10:05:50 AM
Good luck to Richard Sneekes who has taken the role of Manager at Rushall Olympic
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Jack Russell on June 14, 2014, 11:20:14 AM
Good luck to Richard Sneekes who has taken the role of Manager at Rushall Olympic



He should be within our coaching dept
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on June 16, 2014, 09:16:17 AM
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/crime/2014/06/16/former-albion-player-ronnie-wallwork-faces-further-jail-term/ (http://www.expressandstar.com/news/crime/2014/06/16/former-albion-player-ronnie-wallwork-faces-further-jail-term/)

Wallwork faces second jail term. Nice guy.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on June 17, 2014, 04:17:31 PM
Joe Murphy has joined Huddersfield from Coventry.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on June 23, 2014, 07:40:25 PM
Jared Hodgkiss signed a one year deal with Kidderminster Harriers
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Dexy on June 25, 2014, 06:26:42 PM
Ridgewell signs for Portland Timbers.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: RuncornBaggie on June 25, 2014, 10:24:11 PM
Ridgewell signs for Portland Timbers.

Bit of a shock that one!!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Quakes Fan on June 25, 2014, 11:41:12 PM
Bit of a shock that one!!

An example of a club "showing ambition".
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Standaman on June 26, 2014, 12:35:29 AM
 MLS publish salary details of all the players in the league it will be interesting to see how much Liam is being paid at Portland.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: MarkW on June 26, 2014, 11:42:33 AM
Vydra has re-signed for Watford on a season's loan.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tuamigos on June 26, 2014, 12:03:07 PM
Vydra has re-signed for Watford on a season's loan.

Personally I would have had him back here for the right price
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: smethwickw on June 26, 2014, 01:11:43 PM
MLS publish salary details of all the players in the league it will be interesting to see how much Liam is being paid at Portland.

He will be wiping his a*** with $ then next season. :D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Chipperfan on June 26, 2014, 04:09:45 PM
Ridgewell signs for Portland Timbers.

That league seems to be full of athletic youngsters doesn't it? He might have his work cut out to survive.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on June 27, 2014, 12:49:32 PM
Nice gallery of Super Bob.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/archive-pictures-west-bromwich-albion-1332001 (http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/archive-pictures-west-bromwich-albion-1332001)

Some cracking pictures there. What I would give to have that guy back in our team in his prime.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on June 27, 2014, 06:02:02 PM
Nice gallery of Super Bob.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/archive-pictures-west-bromwich-albion-1332001 (http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/archive-pictures-west-bromwich-albion-1332001)

Some cracking pictures there. What I would give to have that guy back in our team in his prime.

Thanks for sharing that mate, brought back some great memories  :)

Was that Paul Robbo sitting on SBT?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Brummie Road on June 28, 2014, 12:04:19 PM
Jared Hodgkiss signed a one year deal with Kidderminster Harriers

I was surprised to read that he's only 27, it seems a long time since he left the Albion.

I used to watch the Reserves quite regularly when Jared was with us, and always thought he was a wholehearted player with a good attitude, though felt the likelihood was he'd end up having a career at League 2 / Conference level, which has proven to be the case.

Hopefully he'll have a decent spell with the Harriers.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tommcneill on June 28, 2014, 12:54:46 PM
Hodgkiss was an alright lad. Suprised he went down to such a level myself thought he could have played League 1 at least
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: gerry m on June 29, 2014, 05:57:15 PM
Paul Groves has joined Crawley Town as 1st team coach.

http://www.crawleynews.co.uk/Groves-joins-Crawley-backroom-staff/story-21299493-detail/story.html
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: bandi on June 30, 2014, 11:19:46 AM
Some of you might be interested to know that Gera is close to sign with Ferencvaros of Hungary. Welcome home Zoli! :D He'll bring back wonderful memories from WBA where the supporters are 2nd to none!!!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on June 30, 2014, 05:47:52 PM
Scott Allan on trial at Derby
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 30, 2014, 06:43:33 PM
Some of you might be interested to know that Gera is close to sign with Ferencvaros of Hungary. Welcome home Zoli! :D He'll bring back wonderful memories from WBA where the supporters are 2nd to none!!!


Nice one bandi
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: FallOutBoy on June 30, 2014, 09:18:39 PM
Scott Allan on trial at Derby

If they sign him, will they need Thorne?  ;D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on July 07, 2014, 12:59:01 PM
Steven Reid joined Burnley.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Adder on July 07, 2014, 07:07:41 PM
Personally glad Reid has signed for someone. I was getting tired of him being the voice of WBA in the media....maybe this will stop now.
I guess he's been signed for his prem experience at a newly promoted club.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BobTaylor on July 07, 2014, 07:14:22 PM
Burnley are 4/7 to go down :D. Certainty in my eyes if Danny ings doesn't take to the prem.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: PsalmXXIII on July 07, 2014, 07:26:21 PM
Personally glad Reid has signed for someone. I was getting tired of him being the voice of WBA in the media....maybe this will stop now.
I guess he's been signed for his prem experience at a newly promoted club.

Premier league experience for free is a disgrace.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Adder on July 07, 2014, 09:16:33 PM
Premier league experience for free is a disgrace.
Not quite sure what you are saying - he'd been released not before time ?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wbarenno on July 07, 2014, 09:17:52 PM
Premier league experience for free is a disgrace.

A player who isn't going to play 15 games on a good wage is a disgrace!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on July 08, 2014, 03:48:19 PM
Joss Labadie today has joined Dagenham & Redbridge.



Any chance of a full list again from someone when they have time ? :)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: JogOnJP on July 08, 2014, 04:06:16 PM
Watford signed Lloyd Dyer.
I was curious what had happened to him, and looked him up on wikipedia.  According to that he was offered a new contract at (Prem. League) Leicester, but chose to move to (Championship) Watford instead.  Bizarre.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBASPE77 on July 10, 2014, 08:50:05 AM
I was curious what had happened to him, and looked him up on wikipedia.  According to that he was offered a new contract at (Prem. League) Leicester, but chose to move to (Championship) Watford instead.  Bizarre.

He maybe felt he wasn't going to get much first team football at Leicester this season and thought he would be more of a first teamer at Watford.,
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WSBaggie on July 10, 2014, 09:05:30 AM
I was curious what had happened to him, and looked him up on wikipedia.  According to that he was offered a new contract at (Prem. League) Leicester, but chose to move to (Championship) Watford instead.  Bizarre.

He has always come across as one of these players never good enough for the PL. He must be comfortable at Championship level and thinks he will get more game time there.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on July 10, 2014, 02:46:17 PM
Cameron Gayle has signed for Shrewsbury.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on July 16, 2014, 11:45:21 AM
Gonzalo Jara has ended up in Germany... with Mainz.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on July 20, 2014, 02:49:18 PM
Luke Steele has joined Panathinaikos.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on July 24, 2014, 06:49:51 PM
Scott Allan has joined Hibernian.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Vassassin on July 25, 2014, 07:48:04 AM
Looks like we may be entertaining Robert Koren down under at Melbourne City FC this season
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: PsalmXXIII on July 25, 2014, 08:32:59 AM
So Ridgewell makes it into the MLS team of the week and now Ro-Ko is playing in the same team as David Villa and Lampard next season?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: swad35 on July 25, 2014, 10:14:50 AM
Looks like we may be entertaining Robert Koren down under at Melbourne City FC this season

Going to get in early for my Perth Glory, Melbourne tickets. Would be a cracking game.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albertbaggie on July 25, 2014, 10:54:57 PM
Jonathan Greening playing for Rotherham at Tamworth tomorrow
http://www.tamworthherald.co.uk/West-Brom-ace-heads-Tamworth-Rotherham-United/story-21939098-detail/story.html
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hull Baggie on July 29, 2014, 11:06:06 AM

Diomansy Kamara  back at Catanzaro after 13 years.


http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/transfer_talk/195663/diomansy-kamara-re-signs-for-italian-third-division-club-after-12000-fans-launch-facebook-campaign-to-get-him-back-after-13-years-away.html
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: baggie53 on July 29, 2014, 06:32:54 PM
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/fans-memories-nostalgic-pictures-former-3003837

Memories of Enzo Maresca. Wasn't sure where to put this - it really deserves a thread of its own
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on July 30, 2014, 01:30:54 PM
Jonathan Greening playing for Rotherham at Tamworth tomorrow
http://www.tamworthherald.co.uk/West-Brom-ace-heads-Tamworth-Rotherham-United/story-21939098-detail/story.html

Now training and having a trials with Hartlepool FC.
http://tinyurl.com/lrtyuux (http://tinyurl.com/lrtyuux)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on July 31, 2014, 03:26:30 PM
Marcus Haber has joined Crewe.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on July 31, 2014, 05:01:15 PM
Jay Simpson has joined Leyton Orient.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on August 03, 2014, 09:44:49 AM
Is this the actual De Freitas?

http://www.interlaketoday.ca/2013/07/10/dignity-memorial-offers-peace-of-mind-with-free-seminar-2 (http://www.interlaketoday.ca/2013/07/10/dignity-memorial-offers-peace-of-mind-with-free-seminar-2)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Blowee on August 03, 2014, 10:47:04 AM
Hope not he'd be late for his own funeral let alone anyone else's! :o
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: boing boing baggies on August 03, 2014, 10:49:22 AM
RoKo has gone to Melbourne City FC  8) Good Luck to him  :-*
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: asa62 on August 04, 2014, 04:06:39 PM
Koren was announced on the news tonight (in Australia) as Melbourne's marquee (star) signing .
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: The Black Pearl on August 05, 2014, 05:25:09 PM
Bobby Williamson appointed manager of Kenya national team.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: baggie38 on August 06, 2014, 02:35:31 PM
Ishmael Miller has joined Blackpool today.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 06, 2014, 02:46:48 PM
Ishmael Miller has joined Blackpool today.

Good signing for them. Decent forward in the Chump.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Aixelsyd on August 07, 2014, 11:31:28 PM
Simon Cox to Reading
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 11, 2014, 12:54:19 AM
Started a new updated list

http://westbrom.com/forum/index.php?topic=9841.msg181586#msg181586
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 11, 2014, 01:19:52 AM
Started a new updated list

http://westbrom.com/forum/index.php?topic=9841.msg181586#msg181586

Zolly not on the list; he played and scored for Ferencvaros today against Chelski.

edit. Sorry it linked me to the old list I think?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 11, 2014, 01:39:55 AM
Zolly not on the list; he played and scored for Ferencvaros today against Chelski.

edit. Sorry it linked me to the old list I think?

I hadn't done it when you posted  :D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 12, 2014, 05:56:02 PM
Darrell Burgess on the WM phone in from 6 tonight
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on August 16, 2014, 12:29:15 PM
Rob Earnshaw has joined MLS side Chicago Fire.

Now that is what you call a journey man.

He has been at 8 clubs since leaving us in 06, Norwich, Derby, Forest, Cardiff, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Toronto, Blackpool & now his new club!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 17, 2014, 09:57:36 PM
Ridgewell goal is being discussed in MLS topic in General Sports forum folks. This is just for updates on where players are.

http://westbrom.com/forum/index.php?topic=4039.0
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on August 20, 2014, 12:45:32 PM
Craig Beattie to Zebbug Rangers in Malta.

http://tinyurl.com/nut6muu (http://tinyurl.com/nut6muu)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wappingbaggie on August 22, 2014, 07:36:09 AM
tommy gardsoe (post injury/retirtement) - anyone know?????
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tuamigos on August 22, 2014, 08:43:07 AM
tommy gardsoe (post injury/retirtement) - anyone know?????

Retired 2012
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 22, 2014, 09:34:22 AM
tommy gardsoe (post injury/retirtement) - anyone know?????


Another great away day at Reading
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 28, 2014, 10:22:06 AM
Reminder of the point of this thread

As a moderating team we have discussed the best way to talk about ex-players and feel the best way is to have one topic where any ex-player can be discussed.

The point of the thread is to keep people updated on where some of our ex-players whether legend, boo-boy or even youngsters have ended up and what they are up to these days.

THIS THREAD IS NOT FOR TELLING PEOPLE THAT XX OR YY PLAYER HAS JUST SCORED A GOAL OR BEEN SENT-OFF ETC AS THERE ARE THREADS IN THE GENERAL SPORTS FORUM FOR THINGS LIKE THAT SO IF YOUR POST TELLING US THAT SIMON COX OR LUKE MOORE HAS JUST SCORED IS NOT IN THIS THREAD TRY THE OTHER FORUMS BEFORE MOANING AND PLAYING YOUR FACE TO US AS YOU MAY END UP LOOKING A BIT OF AN ARSE  ;)

There will be a seperate thread for players out on loan as there are still OUR players until we release them or sell them etc.

Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on September 01, 2014, 11:31:03 PM
Morgan Amalfitano joins West Ham United on a permanent deal.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on September 03, 2014, 09:47:37 AM
Danny Carey Bartram.
Dropped down the leagues and eventually left the game.
Became a personal trainer and was invited to work with a couple of players at Telford Utd during this pre season.
Whilst there he was asked if he fancied playing. He banged a few goals in during pre season and there is talk of offering him a contract.
Ironic given that they were one of the teams who had previously released him.
Got this snippet from his mom.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Baggies on September 05, 2014, 08:11:11 PM
Elikem Amenku is now playing for Tamworth. He was playing sunday league for a while last season for some reason.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on September 05, 2014, 09:30:16 PM
Markus Rosenberg now at Malmo and will be playing Champions League football after scoring two in their qualifying play off game  8)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: royhan on September 05, 2014, 10:59:27 PM
Markus Rosenberg now at Malmo and will be playing Champions League football after scoring two in their qualifying play off game  8)

He was never really given the chance he deserved to stake a regular first team claim. Even last season he was outstanding in the pre-season friendlies when partnering Anelka but still got overlooked when it came down to the important league and cup matches.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 11, 2014, 12:28:47 PM
Nicolas Anelka has joined Mumbai City until Christmas
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: MarkW on September 11, 2014, 03:08:29 PM
Nicolas Anelka has joined Mumbai City until Christmas

Very odd situation they have in India. Two separate leagues, not related to each other. One uses promotion/relegation, the other uses franchises like the USA. Very odd.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tuamigos on September 12, 2014, 06:26:00 AM
Jonathan Greening heading into retirement

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/jonathan-greening-ready-retire-jonno-7757806

One of my favourite modern day players for us.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tommcneill on September 12, 2014, 10:11:47 AM
Greening was a quality footballer for us.

Good luck in retirement Jonno
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Morany on September 12, 2014, 10:24:00 AM
I loved the Greening turns on the wing, so predictable but worked everytime
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Baggie79 on September 12, 2014, 03:21:05 PM
Jonno is simply one of my favorite modern day West Brom footballers, he truly is as thick as he comes across but he is the nicest bloke ever on the occasions I met him. After he realized he was being sold he played his last game, saluted the supporters and had his shirt over his head as he went down the tunnel in tears as he knew he had to leave the club. He has said in many interviews since that he should never have left and would like to come back one day.

I would say legend is going way way too far but a very very good player who always gave his all for the shirt and truly cared about the club whose supporters took to him would be more accurate but my favorite player for a long time at the club.

Good luck Jonno and hope to see you back one day!!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: gerry m on September 12, 2014, 03:24:58 PM
Good luck Jonno! All the best.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Bilston Dan on September 12, 2014, 03:29:54 PM
Jonathan Greening heading into retirement

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/jonathan-greening-ready-retire-jonno-7757806

One of my favourite modern day players for us.

Loved the article. Loved Jonno, sure we'd all moan about his side ways passing but you knew he always gave 100%. Would love to see him back at the club one day. I think a lot of us were sad to see him leave but ultimately we knew his time was up.

Good luck in youir retirement Jonno.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionic on September 12, 2014, 03:41:46 PM
what a cracking read, top bloke Jesus,
Have a long and happy retirement mate !
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: GREGMT on September 12, 2014, 09:47:10 PM
Very good winger earlier in his WBA career.  Him and Gera were high quality even in the EPL.  We haven't had their standard for years.  He was never decent in central midfield though.  The partnership with Valero was a farce.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Morany on September 18, 2014, 09:23:21 AM
It appears that Arsenal are looking at Lugano on a free to solve defender shortages  ;D :o
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on September 18, 2014, 10:35:09 AM
It appears that Arsenal are looking at Lugano on a free to solve defender shortages  ;D :o

As if further evidence were needed, if this comes to fruition then the world has truly gone mad.
Arsenal will have to sit deeper than the Titanic.
If he was slow with us, and he was, imagine what he would be like now.
My god!
 :o.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Morany on September 18, 2014, 10:44:17 AM
As if further evidence were needed, if this comes to fruition then the world has truly gone mad.
Arsenal will have to sit deeper than the Titanic.
If he was slow with us, and he was, imagine what he would be like now.
My god!
 :o.

Imagine him and Mertersacker at the back  :o
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 18, 2014, 11:24:59 PM
Jonathan Greening has joined Tadcaster Albion in the NCEL Premier where he will play alongside his brother
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Chipperfan on October 01, 2014, 04:36:45 PM
Ridgewell's contract in MLS with Portland is worth $1.2 million per year. :o

He must have a bloody good agent.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Morany on October 01, 2014, 04:40:18 PM
Ridgewell's contract in MLS with Portland is worth $1.2 million per year. :o

He must have a bloody good agent.

That's only around £20,000 per week and probably what he was getting here I would have thought
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Quakes Fan on October 01, 2014, 05:14:25 PM
That's £14,245 per week.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Chipperfan on October 01, 2014, 06:00:22 PM
Like I said... :D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on October 01, 2014, 06:27:05 PM
Only... I wouldn't mind being a dollar behind him.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tuamigos on October 07, 2014, 10:55:52 AM
Not a player but
RDM taken over at Schalke as manager
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: baggie53 on October 07, 2014, 01:08:29 PM
I see Marcus Rosenberg has scored 20 in 36 games since going back to Malmo, and got 2 against Olyimpiakos in the Champions League last week
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on October 07, 2014, 01:15:49 PM
I see Marcus Rosenberg has scored 20 in 36 games since going back to Malmo, and got 2 against Olyimpiakos in the Champions League last week

I blame the bad eggs here for shunning him .
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Morany on October 07, 2014, 03:07:31 PM
Ronnie Wallwork having another crack..

Ex-Town midfielder Ronnie Wallwork has joined Ashton United. Wallwork’s new team are in FA Cup third round qualifying action at Spennymoor Town on Saturday.

http://www.examiner.co.uk/sport/football/news/former-huddersfield-town-midfielder-ronnie-7895740
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on October 07, 2014, 07:41:03 PM
Ronnie Wallwork having another crack..

Ex-Town midfielder Ronnie Wallwork has joined Ashton United. Wallwork’s new team are in FA Cup third round qualifying action at Spennymoor Town on Saturday.

http://www.examiner.co.uk/sport/football/news/former-huddersfield-town-midfielder-ronnie-7895740

Couple of bad games and the knives will be out  :-X
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: alb1on on October 07, 2014, 07:46:46 PM
I think it counts as footie management? Paul Raven is a project manager for the PFA.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: alb1on on October 08, 2014, 07:25:26 PM
I forgot to add Alan Merrick to my previous post. Earlier this year I saw a reference to him being head coach at the University of Minnesota. It may be a long time ago but even after 40 years I have never seen a harder player than Merrick. I remember him terrorising a supposedly hard Leeds team of the early 70s. He seemed to think it was obligatory to take off five yards from the tackle.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Quakes Fan on October 08, 2014, 07:43:43 PM
I forgot to add Alan Merrick to my previous post. Earlier this year I saw a reference to him being head coach at the University of Minnesota. It may be a long time ago but even after 40 years I have never seen a harder player than Merrick. I remember him terrorising a supposedly hard Leeds team of the early 70s. He seemed to think it was obligatory to take off five yards from the tackle.

He also played for San Jose Earthquakes, albeit briefly.   8)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: ComebackStrodds on October 10, 2014, 12:18:22 AM
I liked Ish Miller I recon he would have stayed faithful to the club if he hadn't picked up injury at Newcastle if my memory serves me correctly. he would have been a top class had he have not picked up that knock. Was talking to a mate of mine who's a Donny Rovers fan and they were about to sign Miller but fell apart. I wonder where he is? Good lad- couldn't find form with Tony Mowbray at Boro
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Dexy on October 10, 2014, 12:26:39 AM
I liked Ish Miller I recon he would have stayed faithful to the club if he hadn't picked up injury at Newcastle if my memory serves me correctly. he would have been a top class had he have not picked up that knock. Was talking to a mate of mine who's a Donny Rovers fan and they were about to sign Miller but fell apart. I wonder where he is? Good lad- couldn't find form with Tony Mowbray at Boro
Blackpool
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on October 10, 2014, 06:52:11 PM
I liked Ish Miller I recon he would have stayed faithful to the club if he hadn't picked up injury at Newcastle if my memory serves me correctly. he would have been a top class had he have not picked up that knock. Was talking to a mate of mine who's a Donny Rovers fan and they were about to sign Miller but fell apart. I wonder where he is? Good lad- couldn't find form with Tony Mowbray at Boro

Ish was just getting used to the Premier League when he was crocked in a 50 50 with David James in the home game against Pompey. Was frightening the life out of top defenders. Never the same after the injury. Always look out for him. Will always get goals at Chump level.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: mulliganstired on October 12, 2014, 11:24:12 AM
As I understand it, we did the decent thing when he was crocked and gave him a long contract, basically setting him up for life.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Bournemouth on October 12, 2014, 03:38:35 PM
Huge heart but the most one-footed player I have seen in an Albion shirt
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Silver Thostle on October 12, 2014, 07:18:33 PM
Huge heart but the most one-footed player I have seen in an Albion shirt

Not sure where the 'big heart' comes from to be honest, always seemed very reluctant to attend any club events etc.

Would have left us a like a shot given the chance, not a loyal player at all, ask his mom.

A championship player at best, too injury prone, and always clumsy.

Had some half decent displays, but few and far between really.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: geoff on October 12, 2014, 07:49:18 PM
Not sure where the 'big heart' comes from to be honest, always seemed very reluctant to attend any club events etc.

Would have left us a like a shot given the chance, not a loyal player at all, ask his mom.

A championship player at best, too injury prone, and always clumsy.

Had some half decent displays, but few and far between really.


Just go's to show how people's opinions can be on opposite ends of a pole has i would agree with one or two other posters that Ish was looking like he could make it in the prem 
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Silver Thostle on October 12, 2014, 08:42:55 PM
He might have shown flashes, however tie has told, he didn't lake it did he, I know some will say injuries have held him back, however, history has shown lots and lots of players have suffered lots of injuries, a lot worse than Ish but still played at the highest level.

Wasn't to be though for Ish, just not quite got it I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionic on October 12, 2014, 10:58:56 PM
Would have left us a like a shot given the chance, not a loyal player at all, ask his mom.

lost on me , whats all that about?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Silver Thostle on October 13, 2014, 12:50:59 PM
Oh dear Ruben Reid arrested in Plymouth on alleged affray charges, mind you he did score the winner on Saturday
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: alb1on on October 14, 2014, 10:56:50 PM
Danny Dichio is also doing media work as a pundit. I caught a North American internet stream of the Liverpool game and he was one of the studio pundits.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Floydy on October 25, 2014, 06:52:24 AM
Morten Skoubo now playing for Delhi Dynamos in ISL. Anelka registered with Mumbai.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: bournemouth baggie on October 26, 2014, 12:15:03 AM
Huge heart but the most one-footed player I have seen in an Albion shirt
Neil Clement?
Chris Brunt?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on October 26, 2014, 01:17:22 PM
Neil Clement?
Chris Brunt?

You never tend to get the opposite of this, ie a right footer being called one footed. Both Clem and Brunty are/were comfortable enough on their right foot. Ish also scored goals with his right.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Slimbo on October 27, 2014, 10:24:37 AM
Enzo Maresca has now joined Palermo in Serie A
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Floydy on October 31, 2014, 08:38:08 AM
Tomasz Kuszczak has joined the Dingles on trial with a view to a contract;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29834886

Wolves have taken former West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak on trial at Molineux, as possible back-up for first-choice Carl Ikeme.

Reserve keeper Aaron McCarey is out until at least January following back surgery, leaving 20-year-old Jon Flatt as the only cover.

Pole Kuszczak, 32, is a free agent following his release by Brighton at the end of last season.

Wolves have also recalled striker Liam McAlinden from his loan at Fleetwood.

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett played down reports that McAlinden's recall was prompted by an injury scare to Nouha Dicko.


"We're making sure we're as strong as we possibly can be going into a vital group of games against difficult opposition," said Jackett.

"Liam's had a good loan spell, he's got a couple of goals for Fleetwood and he'll increase our options along our front line."

Jackett said Dicko and top scorer Bakary Sako, linked this week with a move to Aston Villa,  will be fit for the local derby against Birmingham City in the Championship on Saturday.

Former Albion and Manchester United keeper Kuszczak made 89 starts for Brighton following his move to the Amex Stadium as a free agent in 2012.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on October 31, 2014, 11:40:30 AM
Mohammed Saeid has signed a contract with Columbus Crew in the MLS.

He currently plays for Örebro SK in Sweden's top division but his contract expires in December.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: IrememberJohnny Nicholls on November 07, 2014, 10:37:58 AM
Some will remember Tony Millington, Welsh international goalkeeper who played for us in the early 60s. I've just come across a programme of the England v Wales game in 1973. He didn't play in that one but there is a photo of the Welsh squad for the team that played England in November 1972. He was one of the 2 keepers, the other being Gary Sprake.

Anyone want it? Don't know what the postage would cost..guess it would be a large letter. PM me.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBAinDEVON on November 07, 2014, 10:51:10 AM
Met quit a few of them yesterday at Bombers statue unveiling :)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on November 18, 2014, 12:50:52 PM
I like the work Kilbane is doing on BBC. I would love to see him stand in and present MOTD as cover for Mark Chapman or Gary Linekar.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: boing_boing68 on December 01, 2014, 11:59:18 PM
Couldn't see this on the main page list so:
Pele- currently playing at havant and waterloo
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: mulliganstired on December 10, 2014, 03:44:13 AM
Just read that Martyn Bennett played his last game for us in 1990.  If you asked me I'd have guessed it was about 1986, I knew he was badly injured around then, and I just kind of assumed he'd retired.  He really could have been a contender.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on December 10, 2014, 04:13:15 AM
Just read that Martyn Bennett played his last game for us in 1990.  If you asked me I'd have guessed it was about 1986, I knew he was badly injured around then, and I just kind of assumed he'd retired.  He really could have been a contender.

Absolutely loved Martyn Bennett, if my memory serves me, he was out injured for a long time & came back for what proved to be his last game, as you say could of been a contender.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionic on December 10, 2014, 04:16:51 AM
Martin Bennett was sheer quality, a tragic waste of a talent. Could have won many caps if he didn't get crocked.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: ComebackStrodds on December 26, 2014, 05:48:43 PM
Is Greening still playing for Tadcaster Albion? I would have said he was good enough for League one / two. I'm Surprised he's stopped that low down Into non league Abbyss.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Dexy on December 26, 2014, 08:56:01 PM
Is Greening still playing for Tadcaster Albion? I would have said he was good enough for League one / two. I'm Surprised he's stopped that low down Into non league Abbyss.
He did retire but signed for those to join his brother.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Nice1Cyrille on January 03, 2015, 04:17:53 AM
Absolutely loved Martyn Bennett, if my memory serves me, he was out injured for a long time & came back for what proved to be his last game, as you say could of been a contender.
I was at the game he injured his back. Went down making a cross into the box and never got up again. Sorry to see he never recovered fully, had bags of potential.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: AlbionFan on January 08, 2015, 05:50:12 PM
Liam Ridgwell, signs 6 week deal, subject to international clearance, with Wigan Athletic
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wappingbaggie on January 19, 2015, 02:23:15 AM
yes i saw he was playing at the weekend - why only 6 weeks do you know?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: baggie38 on January 19, 2015, 02:51:22 AM
yes i saw he was playing at the weekend - why only 6 weeks do you know?

Does the MLS season start back up?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 19, 2015, 02:11:18 PM
Lloyd Dyer joined Blues on loan from Watford
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Morany on January 19, 2015, 02:18:38 PM
Lloyd Dyer joined Blues on loan from Watford

Great , hopefully he is cup tied, otherwise he is bound to play well
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 19, 2015, 02:23:48 PM
Great , hopefully he is cup tied, otherwise he is bound to play well

Nope he's not, didn't play in their 3rd round game
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Morany on January 19, 2015, 02:35:00 PM
Nope he's not, didn't play in their 3rd round game

 :'( That's not good then. Should get a good reception but hopefully he is terrible on the day
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on January 30, 2015, 09:26:46 PM
Lee Hughes signs for Kidderminser Harriers.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on January 30, 2015, 10:16:52 PM
He has re-signed.
He played for us as a YTS, then  moved to Kiddy Harriers.
His first team debut was against Northwich Victoria in September 1994.
He played at Wembley in 1995 in the F.A. Trophy final where they lost 2-1 to Woking after extra time.
(From West Brom's Cult Heroes by Simon Wright..Pages 218&219.)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on February 02, 2015, 05:18:20 PM
Ishmael Miller joined Huddersfield from Blackpool
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Aixelsyd on February 02, 2015, 10:30:52 PM
Keith Andrews to MK Dons
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionic on February 27, 2015, 12:30:14 PM
Chris Woods loaned to Ipswich (from foxes), could play against Norwich Sunday !

Big game, ideal for him !
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Sessegod on March 12, 2015, 07:57:20 PM
Nearly spit me tea out when I saw Coach Trip tonight, Joe Mayo is on it.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: philwba1 on March 13, 2015, 06:10:15 PM
Yeah was on when I got back just, ears pricked up when I heard someone say I used to play for West Brom then spent next 10 minutes explaining to wifey who he was and when it was. Told her he had the Kings shirt No 9  :)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on March 20, 2015, 04:49:22 PM
Nice piece here about the Chambers twins.

http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/other-football/walsall-fc/2015/03/19/twin-owers-didnt-daunt-the-chambers-boys/ (http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/other-football/walsall-fc/2015/03/19/twin-owers-didnt-daunt-the-chambers-boys/)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Chipperfan on March 22, 2015, 09:43:32 AM
Joss Labadie could be in trouble again. Alleged to have bitten the finger Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) while playing for Dagenham & Redbridge yesterday.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on March 26, 2015, 11:26:18 PM
Diego Lugano has joined BK Hacken in Sweden on a short term deal
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: AlbionFan on April 01, 2015, 07:45:39 AM
Giles Barnes made his international debut for Jamacia in the week.

He made appearances against Venuzula and Cuba, scoring in the 2-1 win over Venuzula.

Giles now plays in the MLS for Huston Dynamo
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tommcneill on April 01, 2015, 08:06:28 AM
I rated Giles Barnes. Suprised it didn't work out for him here. Injuries must have played a part

I remember his performance against Leicester in the cup away one of the best virtuoso performances I've seen from an Albion player.


Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on April 19, 2015, 09:17:07 PM
Super Kev up for a gong tonight...thoroughly deserved for an exceptional professional and role model  8)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32364490
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: mulliganstired on April 20, 2015, 06:16:47 PM
I rated Giles Barnes. Suprised it didn't work out for him here. Injuries must have played a part

I remember his performance against Leicester in the cup away one of the best virtuoso performances I've seen from an Albion player.
He was once a real contender, kind of Zaha-ish, but it was injuries did for him, I think.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on April 26, 2015, 11:43:36 AM
Jason Koumas relegated to the conference with Tranmere.

Cameron Gayle promoted from League 2 to League 1 with Shrewsbury.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on April 26, 2015, 07:46:50 PM
Rebuen Reid got named in the PFA league 2 team of the year today.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: bakebaggie on April 27, 2015, 09:04:51 PM
Matej Vydra nets 15 times for Watford this season as they have clinched promotion with a game to spare. He'll be playing against us next season, good thing he isn't 'Premier League quality'. I know, 15 in the Championship is not 15 in the Prem, but the guy didn't really gat a fair shake with us in my opinion.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tuamigos on April 27, 2015, 09:32:49 PM
Matej Vydra nets 15 times for Watford this season as they have clinched promotion with a game to spare. He'll be playing against us next season, good thing he isn't 'Premier League quality'. I know, 15 in the Championship is not 15 in the Prem, but the guy didn't really gat a fair shake with us in my opinion.

TBH i would have kept him if only s a back up striker/forward. Offered us much missing pace.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on April 27, 2015, 10:56:30 PM
TBH i would have kept him if only s a back up striker/forward. Of0fered us much missing pace.

Another one who came with promise of extreme pace who was merely quick. Not good enough for the Premier League and nothing to worry about.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBArgo on April 27, 2015, 11:02:00 PM
I always felt that Vydra would eventually become a Premier League player, but it wasn't worth us buying him.
He clearly had some talent, and had a nack for getting crucial goals; but anyone with a brain would also agree that he was never really good enough, especially as a starter. For instance, he was very weak physically, and generally looked inexperienced which was to be expected.

Even with his fairly poor season with us, if we'd have wanted to sign him, he'd have costed around £8 million pounds as Udinese were/are in no rush to sell him, so it was either stump up the cash instantly and try and develop him, or let him go back to Watford and further develop him.
For us, it was a no-brainer. We weren't in the position to invest/gamble a large amount of money on a fairly unproven kid - but as I say I think he will be decent next season, albeit this is with another season of experience under his belt.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Brummie Road on April 28, 2015, 01:15:49 PM
Jared Hodgkiss is doing well at Kiddy Harriers (despite the club as a whole having a tough old time of it at the moment) and highly rated by their supporters apparently.

(Sorry if this has been mentioned previously - couldn't see anything when I had a look at recent pages).
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 28, 2015, 01:20:16 PM
Dingle Don quite often visits Exeter, i suppose when he played for them he left a past
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tommcneill on April 28, 2015, 02:15:36 PM
Another one who came with promise of extreme pace who was merely quick. Not good enough for the Premier League and nothing to worry about.

Yep totally agree

Lee Ashcroft was another and yet I could have walked and beaten him
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on April 28, 2015, 10:08:52 PM
Wigan relegated from the Championship with Carson, Barnett and Fortune amongst their ranks  :o
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: MarkW on April 29, 2015, 11:34:43 AM
Won the FA Cup and within two seasons in League One. Not sure I'd take that
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on April 29, 2015, 03:38:30 PM
Delroy Facey jailed for 2 & a half years after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit bribery in a match fixing plot.

Not seen an article myself yet but just read it on Twitter.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on April 29, 2015, 03:39:55 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-32512704 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-32512704)

Ex-footballer Delroy Facey jailed after match fixing trial

A former Premier League footballer has been found guilty of conspiracy to commit bribery in a match fixing trial.

Delroy Facey, of Woodhouse Hill, Huddersfield, was jailed for two and a half years at Birmingham Crown Court.

Former non-league player Moses Swaibu, 25, of Tooley Street, London, was also found guilty of conspiracy to commit bribery.

The two were arrested as part of a National Crime Agency investigation into match fixing.

Facey had denied any wrongdoing during a three-week trial, claiming he thought two corrupt businessmen offering him up to £15,000 for his part in the plot were "class clowns" he decided to "humour".

Judge Mary Stacey said Facey's offences struck "at the very heart of football".

"You have been a role model, but you have abused that position," she added.

The trial heard that Facey urged a footballer at a struggling non-league club to make some "easy money" by fixing the result of a match.

He also told a contact that some Football Conference teams would "do" a game in return for payment.

Facey played for clubs including Bolton Wanderers, Hull City and West Bromwich Albion, Notts County, Tranmere Rovers and Lincoln City.

Both men had denied the charges.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on April 29, 2015, 03:44:01 PM
Due to be sentenced this afternoon.

Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Tipton Baggie on April 29, 2015, 04:12:30 PM
Andy Johnson

now a sparky, his wife left him for a plumber now has a new girlfriend and baby. Lives in barnt green some good stories about bramall lane said police was called to changing rooms after the match as patrick suffo was waiting round the corner of a door with a fire extinguisher and launched it at his head. Warnock said to santos i aint giving you a new contract but ill give you 30 mins against the albion to get your own back! What a w*****

i got free tickets to the masters coming too sorted :)

Oh and he said we was a gang of lads under megson not a "squad"
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on April 29, 2015, 10:24:14 PM
Due to be sentenced this afternoon.

Delroy Facey has now been jailed for 2 1/2 years.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-32512704 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-32512704)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on April 30, 2015, 12:01:32 AM
Facey..2004 to 2004
Surplus to requirements.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Atomic on April 30, 2015, 12:11:08 PM
Andy Johnson

now a sparky, his wife left him for a plumber now has a new girlfriend and baby. Lives in barnt green some good stories about bramall lane said police was called to changing rooms after the match as patrick suffo was waiting round the corner of a door with a fire extinguisher and launched it at his head. Warnock said to santos i aint giving you a new contract but ill give you 30 mins against the albion to get your own back! What a w*****

i got free tickets to the masters coming too sorted :)

Oh and he said we was a gang of lads under megson not a "squad"


Thanks for that, really interesting. What a day that was the Battle Of Brammal Lane.

Warnock has always been a complete and utter knob.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: sconesy on April 30, 2015, 10:39:13 PM
Andy Johnson

now a sparky, his wife left him for a plumber now has a new girlfriend and baby. Lives in barnt green some good stories about bramall lane said police was called to changing rooms after the match as patrick suffo was waiting round the corner of a door with a fire extinguisher and launched it at his head. Warnock said to santos i aint giving you a new contract but ill give you 30 mins against the albion to get your own back! What a w*****

i got free tickets to the masters coming too sorted :)

Oh and he said we was a gang of lads under megson not a "squad"

So true - he was walking his dog with his family over Clent a few weeks back. I sort of knew him however (knowing I was s Baggie) he made every effort with my family and we had a laugh. He's a true gent and extremely humble - he is very appreciative of the commeradery during the promotion season. Sparky in many ways, however he 'does up' properties and sells them!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on May 03, 2015, 08:49:32 PM
Brian Jensen relegated to league 2 with Crawley today along with Jay Simpson at Orient.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: saml30 on May 04, 2015, 12:46:15 AM
Scott Allan named Scottish championship players player of the season
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Tipton Baggie on May 05, 2015, 05:33:39 PM
So true - he was walking his dog with his family over Clent a few weeks back. I sort of knew him however (knowing I was s Baggie) he made every effort with my family and we had a laugh. He's a true gent and extremely humble - he is very appreciative of the commeradery during the promotion season. Sparky in many ways, however he 'does up' properties and sells them!
Yeah nice cash on the side if you get it! Loves a beer too!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 05, 2015, 09:41:58 PM
Joe Mattock has been released by Sheffield Wednesday.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on May 07, 2015, 06:35:04 PM
Chaplow released at Milwall.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on May 09, 2015, 05:01:08 PM
Steven Reid officially relegated to the Championship with Burnley.

His first ever relegation?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on May 10, 2015, 11:01:31 AM
Steven Reid officially relegated to the Championship with Burnley.

His first ever relegation?

Yes.

http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/west-bromwich-albion-fc/2014/04/11/relegation-not-an-option-as-west-brom-defender-steven-reid-eyes-spurs-win/ (http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/west-bromwich-albion-fc/2014/04/11/relegation-not-an-option-as-west-brom-defender-steven-reid-eyes-spurs-win/)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on May 10, 2015, 02:00:58 PM
Yes.

http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/west-bromwich-albion-fc/2014/04/11/relegation-not-an-option-as-west-brom-defender-steven-reid-eyes-spurs-win/ (http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/west-bromwich-albion-fc/2014/04/11/relegation-not-an-option-as-west-brom-defender-steven-reid-eyes-spurs-win/)

Couldn't happen to a nicer bloke.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: geoff on May 10, 2015, 04:13:06 PM
Steven Reid officially relegated to the Championship with Burnley.

His first ever relegation?

i'll always remember him for his goal against the seals  :D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on May 15, 2015, 02:39:11 PM
Keith Andrews released at Bolton.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on May 15, 2015, 07:53:35 PM
i'll always remember him for his goal against the seals  :D

I'll always remember him for his childish snub towards Pepe Mel  >:(
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: geoff on May 16, 2015, 06:59:03 AM
I'll always remember him for his childish snub towards Pepe Mel  >:(

To true & just gos to show i tend to remember the god times more than the bad.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 18, 2015, 11:38:06 AM
Steven Reid has announced his retirement at the end of this season
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 18, 2015, 05:05:53 PM
where is Megson nowadays
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on May 20, 2015, 08:43:02 AM
Frank Nouble released by Coventry.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: phbaggies on May 20, 2015, 04:55:37 PM
Steven Reid has announced his retirement at the end of this season
Joining our backroom staff according to The Sun
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on May 23, 2015, 11:03:03 PM
Marc Antoine Fortune has been released by Wigan.

Think I said Jensen was released as well a while ago who's still on the list.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: baggie38 on May 23, 2015, 11:24:51 PM
Marc Antoine Fortune has been released by Wigan.

Think I said Jensen was released as well a while ago who's still on the list.

I'd rather have fortune now over Anichebe any day of the week.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on May 24, 2015, 04:42:35 PM
RDM sacked by Schalke.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Ska-dForLife-WBA on May 24, 2015, 05:04:07 PM
RDM sacked by Schalke.

You got a link for this?  Can't find news on it anywhere.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on May 24, 2015, 05:10:30 PM
You got a link for this?  Can't find news on it anywhere.

http://www.espnfc.com/schalke-04/story/2464859/roberto-di-matteo-sacked-at-schalke-report (http://www.espnfc.com/schalke-04/story/2464859/roberto-di-matteo-sacked-at-schalke-report)

ESPN
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: elmo_in_swansea on May 24, 2015, 05:11:50 PM
there maybe a few more ex players to look out for after this season!!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Ska-dForLife-WBA on May 24, 2015, 05:35:52 PM
http://www.espnfc.com/schalke-04/story/2464859/roberto-di-matteo-sacked-at-schalke-report (http://www.espnfc.com/schalke-04/story/2464859/roberto-di-matteo-sacked-at-schalke-report)

ESPN

Cheers; I wonder what's next for him now.  His CV is possibly the most bizarre mixture of triumph and failure in all of football.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on May 24, 2015, 05:37:52 PM
The Champions League win got him the Schalke job although everyone knows it was Lampard, Drogba and Terry that ran the team.

RDM will not get another big gig now IMO. Perhaps Championship level.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBArgo on May 24, 2015, 05:48:54 PM
Cheers; I wonder what's next for him now.  His CV is possibly the most bizarre mixture of triumph and failure in all of football.
On paper, his CV is still strong, relative success with MK Dons then us, then winning the Champions League with Chelsea. Only at Shalke has he looked massively out of his depth.
Of course in reality, he's been fortunate with his jobs, taking over teams who are already on the rise and getting lucky with winning the Champions League. I agree that his next job may be in the Championship.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 24, 2015, 08:56:07 PM
Can we avoid filling this thread with stuff like players getting relegated etc. Only here so people know where players are not when they score, get booked, get sent off, get relegated etc etc. Topics in General Sports on individual leagues for that stuff.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Sessegod on May 28, 2015, 09:07:02 PM
Mcshane isnt at hull anymore
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on June 06, 2015, 12:13:51 PM
Diego Lugano has finished his ten match stint in Scandinavia and is now being linked with Panathanaikos.
 :o.

http://hereisthecity.com/en-gb/2015/06/06/report-west-brom-flop-diego-lugano-barcelona-linked-in-november/ (http://hereisthecity.com/en-gb/2015/06/06/report-west-brom-flop-diego-lugano-barcelona-linked-in-november/)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: gerry m on June 12, 2015, 06:01:53 PM
Scott Carson joins Derby

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33115915
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Legend on June 12, 2015, 06:10:05 PM
Scott Carson joins Derby

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33115915

Very poor signing.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BobTaylor on June 12, 2015, 06:52:14 PM
I miss the I blame Carson for the rain quips here, Imagine if had done a foster against villa he would of been hung drawn and quartered within the hour.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBArgo on June 12, 2015, 08:07:46 PM
I miss the I blame Carson for the rain quips here, Imagine if had done a foster against villa he would of been hung drawn and quartered within the hour.
~
Difference is, Foster has had years of solid performances, Carson was generally a bad keeper who always had a mistake in him.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BobTaylor on June 12, 2015, 08:43:31 PM
~
Difference is, Foster has had years of solid performances, Carson was generally a bad keeper who always had a mistake in him.
yeah I'm not disputing that much better keeper but you can put foster in that bracket of prone to a mistake both can drop clangers but foster quality shot stopper who wins us points.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: RuncornBaggie on June 12, 2015, 08:51:30 PM
I really felt sorry for the treatment that Scott Carson received by some of our supporters.  I am not a SC lover by any means, but it was disgraceful at times.

Keepers make mistakes, just like all players do.  When you are a keeper they are magnified considerably. 

OK he was no Peter Schmeicel........but we are no Man United!!

Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on June 13, 2015, 01:34:45 AM
Joe Mattock has joined Rotherham.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on June 15, 2015, 05:08:24 PM
Bradley Garmston has joined Gillingham on a 3 year deal
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BaggieBirdRus on June 18, 2015, 11:40:38 AM
Mulumbu is off to Norwich. If he rediscovers him form from 2 seasons ago he'll be a cracking signing.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: MarkW on June 18, 2015, 01:46:33 PM
Mulumbu is off to Norwich. If he rediscovers him form from 2 seasons ago he'll be a cracking signing.

Him and Dorrans in the centre of midfield under RDM was a joy to watch
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tommcneill on June 18, 2015, 01:59:09 PM
Im still gutted about Mulumbu leaving

However he did look like he needed a change in scenery.

The move to Norwich will do him good
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on June 18, 2015, 04:14:00 PM
I love Mulumbu and would have liked him to stay ahead of the likes of Gardner but it's entirely possible Norwich could start the season with our Central Midfield of 7 years ago. Good luck with that.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: koren on June 19, 2015, 01:40:52 PM
Chris Baird has signed for Derby County.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Atomic on June 19, 2015, 02:22:39 PM
Paddy Mulligan ran in the 2.10 at Market Rasen today and was ridden by Alex Ferguson.

Not good though, ran off the course.  ::)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: The Black Pearl on June 24, 2015, 11:04:07 PM
Brian Jensen transfer [Crawley - Mansfield] Free
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tuamigos on June 25, 2015, 12:33:22 PM
Gonzo caught digging for gold  8)

http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/west-bromwich-albion-fc/2015/06/25/ex-albion-gonzalo-jara-receives-bizarre-red-card/?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: gerry m on June 25, 2015, 04:31:05 PM
Gonzo caught digging for gold  8)

http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/west-bromwich-albion-fc/2015/06/25/ex-albion-gonzalo-jara-receives-bizarre-red-card/?

Jara's reaction was pathetic!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: mulliganstired on June 25, 2015, 04:45:40 PM
Soapy finger time...
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on June 26, 2015, 05:12:25 PM
Jason Davidson signed for Huddersfield - 3 year deal

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33286380
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on June 26, 2015, 05:18:36 PM
Jmes Hurst has joined Torquay United from Hednesford Town
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: cuckfield1704 on June 29, 2015, 08:44:34 AM
Rangers have also signed former West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City player Jordan Gibson, who is still only 17, after he impressed on trial. The teenager played for amateurs Alvechurch FC in the Midland Premier League, after being on the books of the English Premier League clubs as a schoolboy, and was spotted by Rangers scouts.

He's signed a one-year deal with the Ibrox side and is hoping to impress Warburton.

Gibson said: "It's a bit of a dream, but I have always believed. I was released by West Brom, and then went to Stoke, but those experiences have helped to motivate me.

From todays Glasgow Herald.

This guy could turn out to be another Ashley Williams.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Floydy on June 29, 2015, 08:54:50 AM
Rangers have also signed former West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City player Jordan Gibson, who is still only 17, after he impressed on trial. The teenager played for amateurs Alvechurch FC in the Midland Premier League, after being on the books of the English Premier League clubs as a schoolboy, and was spotted by Rangers scouts.

He's signed a one-year deal with the Ibrox side and is hoping to impress Warburton.

Gibson said: "It's a bit of a dream, but I have always believed. I was released by West Brom, and then went to Stoke, but those experiences have helped to motivate me.

From todays Glasgow Herald.

This guy could turn out to be another Ashley Williams.


Or the next Stuart Nicholson
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BobTaylor on June 29, 2015, 08:41:04 PM
Pascal zuberhauler is derbys New goalkeeping coach, strange decision never convinced me, That display against qpr 3-3 was as bas as fulops v arsenal, horrific goalkeeping.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on June 29, 2015, 10:09:08 PM
Pascal zuberhauler is derbys New goalkeeping coach, strange decision never convinced me, That display against qpr 3-3 was as bas as fulops v arsenal, horrific goalkeeping.

Carson is at Derby...good grief.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on June 29, 2015, 10:10:04 PM
Neither were actually as bad as people have made them out to be.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: HampshireBaggie on June 29, 2015, 10:11:22 PM
Didn't think Carson was as bad as people made out. He was no Luke Moore.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on June 30, 2015, 11:05:17 AM
Matej Vydra has now joined Watford on a permanent deal
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: fatboy_coach on July 01, 2015, 12:47:07 PM
BBC are reporting Chris Wood joining Leeds from Leicester on a 4 year deal.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on July 01, 2015, 12:47:17 PM
Chris Wood has joined Leeds from Leicester for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £3m
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on July 01, 2015, 12:48:05 PM
I thought he was nailed on for Wolves!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on July 01, 2015, 03:43:58 PM
Tomasz Kuszczak has joined Blues on two year deal.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BobTaylor on July 01, 2015, 09:08:46 PM
Paddy mcourt signed for Luton  :o remember when we was heavily linked with him few years ago touted as very big talent.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: throstle on July 01, 2015, 09:42:39 PM
Luke Steele extends contract at Panathinaikos

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/06/29/goalkeeper-luke-steele-extends-his-contact-with-panathinaikos/
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on July 03, 2015, 11:07:06 AM
Nicolas Anelka Player/ Manager at Mumbai City
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on July 03, 2015, 11:08:14 AM
Nicolas Anelka Player/ Manager at Mumbai City

What a great mentor he will be.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on July 03, 2015, 11:09:29 AM
Nicolas Anelka Player/ Manager at Mumbai City

Fuquenelle.
 ;).
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BobTaylor on July 06, 2015, 03:06:57 PM
Chappers has signed for Doncaster.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: cuckfield1704 on July 06, 2015, 06:15:53 PM
Paul McShane on a free has joined Steve Clarke at Reading.
Same division but something bad happened at Hull and I cannot remember what it was.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: divinewind on July 06, 2015, 06:25:22 PM
Paddy mcourt signed for Luton  :o remember when we was heavily linked with him few years ago touted as very big talent.

I remember moaning because we quibbled over 5k. It looks like the club knew what it was doing.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on July 06, 2015, 06:32:28 PM
I remember moaning because we quibbled over 5k. It looks like the club knew what it was doing.

Don't think it was so much down to the club as the player, Celtic rang and he was more than happy to take the call
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on July 06, 2015, 07:36:28 PM
Don't think it was so much down to the club as the player, Celtic rang and he was more than happy to take the call

And when they approached how much we were offering was irrelevant. Celtic were his boy-hood club and he jumped at the opportunity.

In hindsight, we dodged a bullet.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: smethwickw on July 07, 2015, 07:45:03 PM
Varela reportedly signed a new 3 year deal with Porto. I still can't believe he wasn't deemed good enough for us.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Dexy on July 08, 2015, 08:49:35 PM
Varela reportedly signed a new 3 year deal with Porto. I still can't believe he wasn't deemed good enough for us.
No fan of Irvine but Varela arrived unfit and injured .
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BobTaylor on July 10, 2015, 01:21:12 PM
Good luck in your new adventures fantastic player for us who had a very exciting way about he's game, them performances against Luton, Sunderland and forest stick out.

Thanks for the memories.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: MarkW on July 10, 2015, 01:25:02 PM
Good luck in your new adventures fantastic player for us who had a very exciting way about he's game, them performances against Luton, Sunderland and forest stick out.

Thanks for the memories.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33479191

Jason Koumas: Ex-West Brom, Wigan, and Tranmere man retires

Tranmere's former Wales midfielder Jason Koumas has announced his retirement at the age of 35.

Koumas, who won 34 international caps, started his career with Rovers before a £2.5m switch to West Brom.

After five years with the Baggies, he joined Wigan for £5.3m, but had two loan spells with Cardiff before his return to Prenton Park in 2013.

"I know my own body and this is the right time for me to hang up my boots," he told the Tranmere website.

"I'm happy with the career I've had. I've played for some good clubs, met some great people and have plenty of memories.

"I wish I could have gone out on a high but it wasn't to be. Despite the results, I really enjoyed my last two seasons back at Tranmere and am glad I made the decision to return to the club."


A true joy to watch when he was on song for us. Supremely talented player, just a shame that he never fulfilled his potential. I'm sure I read somewhere that he didn't even like football - it was just a job to him
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: skyclad99 on July 10, 2015, 01:37:01 PM
You always felt something could happen when he was in the team, a great player to watch - I was sorry to see him leave at the time.

Good luck to the lad.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Dale on July 10, 2015, 01:55:19 PM
The most talented footballer I have ever seen in a West Brom shirt and one of my favourties. On his day he was amazing. Forest away, Sunderland away. The Mowbray season when he pretty much took that Division apart. Like people said it was just a shame he never reached the highs he could have.

I thought this was the second time he was retiring? As he gave up before playing again. Maybe I am wrong though.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Pie on July 10, 2015, 01:58:31 PM
Jason Koumas was our star player when I first started supporting the Albion so he will always be remembered fondly by me.

Shame for all the problems but on his day he was a step above anyone else we had in that period of time, whenever he was on the ball you expected something to happen.

Good luck for the future whatever you choose to do Jason
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Atomic on July 10, 2015, 02:04:53 PM
Koumas had a huge amount of natural talent. I don't think he ever got near what he could've been if he'd had the love, passion and application to match his natural gift. Steven Gerard will tell you about the natural talent Koumas had.

I wish him all the best for the future.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Astle1968 on July 10, 2015, 02:11:07 PM
Forest away possibly the best performance I've seen from an Albion player in the flesh in my time as a fan. We were comfortably 3 goals better than them and yet there was no difference at all between there 11 and 10 of our players.

Still the only player I've seen in our colours who if he got the ball 20 yards inside our own half with nothing on would automatically make you sit up and watch, the classic 'edge of your seat' player. Should of gone on to better things but brought me a lot of the best individual moments of skill/class I've seen over the past 20 years
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: geoff on July 10, 2015, 02:30:39 PM
Jason Koumas " The Welsh Wizard" You had us all on the edge of our seats a time or two & for that cheers.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Atomic on July 10, 2015, 02:37:29 PM
Forest away possibly the best performance I've seen from an Albion player in the flesh in my time as a fan. We were comfortably 3 goals better than them and yet there was no difference at all between there 11 and 10 of our players.

Still the only player I've seen in our colours who if he got the ball 20 yards inside our own half with nothing on would automatically make you sit up and watch, the classic 'edge of your seat' player. Should of gone on to better things but brought me a lot of the best individual moments of skill/class I've seen over the past 20 years


Right up there certainly. For me though Alan Miller vs Blues when we robbed the game 1-0. That was an incredible afternoon, it was Blues vs Miller and Miller won.

We had one chance and Sneekes scored.  ;D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: gerry m on July 10, 2015, 03:13:50 PM
A case of what could have been. So much natural talent wish he had the application to go with it. All the best Jason.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: divinewind on July 10, 2015, 05:34:53 PM
The most naturally gifted player i have seen for us since Laurie Cunningham.

What a player, what a bloody waste.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBArgo on July 10, 2015, 05:44:08 PM
Very talented player but a lot on here over-rate him. Gera was naturally better and lived up to it (Europa league finalist) - he deserves far more credit than Koumas.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: divinewind on July 10, 2015, 05:50:12 PM
If Koumas had got Gera's application and desire,he would have been better.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on July 10, 2015, 05:54:50 PM
Very talented player but a lot on here over-rate him. Gera was naturally better and lived up to it (Europa league finalist) - he deserves far more credit than Koumas.

Not sure I agree to be honest. I think Koumas had so much natural ability but not the desire or possibly confidence in himself to take it to the higher level.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: AlbionFan on July 11, 2015, 01:12:31 AM
A great talent when in possession of the ball, but lacked a work ethic most times when not in possession.

I can still see LGM bawling and shouting at him from the touch line to get back in position and help the defence out.

Probably played his best football at Cardiff under Dave Jones, who was prepared to accept his shortcomings when not in possession of the ball.

Overall, I enjoyed his time at the Albion, but was disappointed with his attitude at times, particularly towards our then manager Bryan Robson, who I thought did many things to accommodate him in the team, but to no avail.

Don't think he would have been a TP type of player based on his work ethic.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Atomic on July 11, 2015, 04:26:18 AM
Very talented player but a lot on here over-rate him. Gera was naturally better and lived up to it (Europa league finalist) - he deserves far more credit than Koumas.


No he wasn't.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Baggie79 on July 11, 2015, 01:28:52 PM
BROWN JOINS VITESSE

Eredivisie side Vitesse Arnhem have signed Chelsea forward Isaiah Brown on loan for the coming season.

Brown is the third Chelsea player to join the Dutch club in the current transfer window and follows Lewis Baker and Brazilian Nathan at the GelreDome.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: baggie53 on July 11, 2015, 01:55:04 PM
Very talented player but a lot on here over-rate him. Gera was naturally better and lived up to it (Europa league finalist) - he deserves far more credit than Koumas.

Gera was a better all round player, good on the ball, good shot, excellent in the air for his size, and worked for the team, but Koumas had far more raw talent and skill, just didn't apply himself and make enough use of it
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on July 17, 2015, 09:42:45 AM
James Chambers announces his retirement from the game aged 34.

http://www.walsalladvertiser.co.uk/West-Bromwich-Albion-Watford-star-retires-aged-34/story-26919871-detail/story.html (http://www.walsalladvertiser.co.uk/West-Bromwich-Albion-Watford-star-retires-aged-34/story-26919871-detail/story.html)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on July 17, 2015, 10:34:31 AM
James Chambers setting us a business called My Farwell.

Gives people the opportunity to set up a 'death message'.

http://www.myfarewell.co.uk/ (http://www.myfarewell.co.uk/)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Dexy on July 20, 2015, 06:19:29 PM
Wes Atkinson from our youth set up has joined Notts County
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Floydy on July 24, 2015, 05:19:15 PM
James Chambers setting us a business called My Farwell.

Gives people the opportunity to set up a 'death message'.

http://www.myfarewell.co.uk/ (http://www.myfarewell.co.uk/)

Looks dead good

I'm sorry, I'll get my coat
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: GrGr on July 24, 2015, 11:23:35 PM
Looks dead good

I'm sorry, I'll get my coat

Is that your farewell message?  :P ;D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on July 28, 2015, 03:13:01 PM
Andre Wisdom joined Norwich on loan
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBArgo on August 03, 2015, 07:43:20 PM
^^I agree, he was a joy to watch.

Also, Mulumbu suffered a metatarsal break today. Of all the non-Albion players, why did it have to be him?  :'(
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: AlbionFan on August 04, 2015, 12:54:46 AM
 Youssouf Mulumbu will miss the start of the season after breaking a metatarsal bone in his foot.

Really sorry to hear this news of Youssouf and wish him a speedy recovery.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on August 04, 2015, 08:08:10 AM
Martyn Bennett's birthday today.
Pity injury destroyed his career, great player.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: fatboy_coach on August 04, 2015, 06:37:47 PM
Keith Andrews has retired from playing to become MK Dons Coach.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33778379
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BoingFlyer on August 06, 2015, 10:47:48 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33792322

Steven Reid joins up with Clarke as First Team Coach at Reading.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Legend on August 06, 2015, 10:51:11 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33792322

Steven Reid joins up with Clarke as First Team Coach at Reading.

Reading will do well this season with Clarke and Reid at the helm.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on August 06, 2015, 02:46:37 PM
Paul Clement has revealed that Chris Baird will be Derby County’s captain for the 2015/16 season.

http://www.dcfc.co.uk/news/article/baird-revealed-as-derby-countys-captain-2597588.aspx? (http://www.dcfc.co.uk/news/article/baird-revealed-as-derby-countys-captain-2597588.aspx?)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tuamigos on August 07, 2015, 12:23:31 PM
Danny Hagan passed away

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/ex-west-bromwich-albion-wolves-9809423?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on August 12, 2015, 11:17:06 AM
Lee Hughes has signed for Ilkeston FC in the Evo Stik Northern Premier League

http://www.ilkestonadvertiser.co.uk/sport/local-sport/ilkeston-sign-former-west-brom-star-lee-hughes-1-7405472
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on August 12, 2015, 11:23:21 AM
Lee Hughes has signed for Ilkeston FC in the Evo Stik Northern Premier League

http://www.ilkestonadvertiser.co.uk/sport/local-sport/ilkeston-sign-former-west-brom-star-lee-hughes-1-7405472

I used to love and adore this guy as a teenager. I just despise him now for wasting the opportunity we all crave and cringe when I see the love in when some of our fans treat him like a God.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BobTaylor on August 12, 2015, 02:01:21 PM
Kirkland gone to Preston.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on August 12, 2015, 10:15:53 PM
Morgan Amalfitano bombed out by West Ham as Slaven Bilic takes issue with his attitude and bans him from training ground.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3194972/Morgan-Amalfitano-bombed-West-Ham-Slaven-Bilic-takes-attitude-issue-bans-star-training-ground.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3194972/Morgan-Amalfitano-bombed-West-Ham-Slaven-Bilic-takes-attitude-issue-bans-star-training-ground.html)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Slimbo on August 14, 2015, 09:34:45 AM
Scott Allan: Celtic and Hibs agree fee of £275,000 plus two players

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/33905902
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: fatboy_coach on August 14, 2015, 12:54:55 PM
Scott Allan: Celtic and Hibs agree fee of £275,000 plus two players

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/33905902

Do we get a cut or did we release him?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on August 15, 2015, 07:41:56 PM
Class by Celtic. Rangers will be right inebriated off.

Good signing for Celtic though.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 16, 2015, 05:07:33 PM
Class by Celtic. Rangers will be right inebriated off.

Good signing for Celtic though.

He wasn't needed but the club were looking to bring him home. Hibs won't do business with Rangers so the signing was never going to happen.

A boyhood Rangers fan joining Celtic - he's a brave lad.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: mulliganstired on August 20, 2015, 11:37:19 PM
Cardiff after Gabby Tamas - he could do a good job for them
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tuamigos on August 26, 2015, 02:31:10 PM
Cardiff after Gabby Tamas - he could do a good job for them

Signed today
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hull Baggie on September 01, 2015, 01:17:39 PM
Izzy Brown signed a new 4 year deal at Chelsea today.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: saml30 on September 01, 2015, 05:47:10 PM
Lateef elford alliyu (sp?) signed for Coventry
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Baggies on September 01, 2015, 11:45:19 PM
Lee Camp left Bournemouth to join Rotherham.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on September 04, 2015, 11:27:59 AM
Worcester City Football Club are pleased to announce the signing of experienced striker Lee Hughes.

After the disappointing start to the new season, management duo Carl Heeley and Matt Gardiner have highlighted the areas that they feel need strengthening over the coming weeks and have put a plan together to correct them.

We are pleased to announce the signing of vastly experienced striker Lee Hughes from Ilkeston FC, 39 years old Hughes who has played well over 600 games at the top level and is nearing 300 career goals comes with an incredibly impressive pedigree.

Joint Manager Carl Heeley Said “Lee has been on our radar for the past 6 months and we feel that it is blatantly obvious to all regular watchers of Worcester City that a main problem area is our threat up front. Younger players with potential are an important part of our squad but they will require experienced players around them to help them develop. Lee might be 39 but he is in unbelievable shape and loves playing the game, he is also a very bubbly character who will give everyone a huge lift within the changing room”

Welcome to Worcester City FC Lee and we wish you every success in your time with us.

http://www.worcestercityfc.com/news/new-signing-1484511.html (http://www.worcestercityfc.com/news/new-signing-1484511.html)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WorcsWBA on September 04, 2015, 06:35:37 PM
Marc-Antonine Fortuné, who's been a free agent after being released by Wigan at the end of last season. has been reunited with Tony Mowbray again at Coventry today:

Link: www.coventrycity-mad.co.uk (http://www.coventrycity-mad.co.uk/news/tmnw/mowbray_delighted_with_fortun_signing_869657/index.shtml)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: mulliganstired on September 15, 2015, 09:39:50 PM
McInnes on a roll with Aberdeen this season.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: DutchBaggies on September 27, 2015, 09:25:27 PM
Had tickets to ADO Den Haag vs Excelsior today.  Gianni Zuiverloon scored a towering header from a corner. 
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: GREGMT on October 06, 2015, 10:02:12 PM
Amalfitano released by The Hammers.  Is it worth signing him now until the end of the season?  Suspect temperament but more talented than McClean or Gardner who's deployed on the wing.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on October 06, 2015, 10:07:06 PM
Amalfitano released by The Hammers.  Is it worth signing him now until the end of the season?  Suspect temperament but more talented than McClean or Gardner who's deployed on the wing.
Only on a "free" and game to game payment.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionic on October 06, 2015, 10:10:55 PM
Only on a "free" and game to game payment.
I would, TP won't
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on October 06, 2015, 11:01:16 PM
Amalfitano released by The Hammers.  Is it worth signing him now until the end of the season?  Suspect temperament but more talented than McClean or Gardner who's deployed on the wing.

We wouldn't be able to sign him until January because he wasn't a free agent before the  current window closed.

Also, while I would not class myself as ITK ( ;)) I do know that certain high ranking people still within the club, felt he had a lousy attitude and couldn't be relied upon.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: ComebackStrodds on October 06, 2015, 11:31:11 PM
Worcester City Football Club are pleased to announce the signing of experienced striker Lee Hughes.

After the disappointing start to the new season, management duo Carl Heeley and Matt Gardiner have highlighted the areas that they feel need strengthening over the coming weeks and have put a plan together to correct them.

We are pleased to announce the signing of vastly experienced striker Lee Hughes from Ilkeston FC, 39 years old Hughes who has played well over 600 games at the top level and is nearing 300 career goals comes with an incredibly impressive pedigree.

Joint Manager Carl Heeley Said “Lee has been on our radar for the past 6 months and we feel that it is blatantly obvious to all regular watchers of Worcester City that a main problem area is our threat up front. Younger players with potential are an important part of our squad but they will require experienced players around them to help them develop. Lee might be 39 but he is in unbelievable shape and loves playing the game, he is also a very bubbly character who will give everyone a huge lift within the changing room”

Welcome to Worcester City FC Lee and we wish you every success in your time with us.

http://www.worcestercityfc.com/news/new-signing-1484511.html (http://www.worcestercityfc.com/news/new-signing-1484511.html)

Hughsie got sent off on sat for strangling an FC United player, good start lad. Boing boing!!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Nathan on October 07, 2015, 01:19:16 PM
Hughsie got sent off on sat for strangling an FC United player, good start lad. Boing boing!!

He did score though before the sending off!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: bournemouth baggie on October 19, 2015, 02:26:42 PM
Uwe Rosler sacked by Leeds
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Village Lad on October 21, 2015, 03:54:09 PM
Stuart Naylor - Goalkeeping coach at Bristol City
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Village Lad on October 22, 2015, 10:00:16 AM
Kemar Roofe - Oxford United
Mark Ashton - CEO / Director Oxford United
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on October 28, 2015, 11:06:58 AM
Yet another reminder

As a moderating team we have discussed the best way to talk about ex-players and feel the best way is to have one topic where any ex-player can be discussed.

The point of the thread is to keep people updated on where some of our ex-players whether legend, boo-boy or even youngsters have ended up and what they are up to these days.

THIS THREAD IS NOT FOR TELLING PEOPLE THAT XX OR YY PLAYER HAS JUST SCORED A GOAL OR BEEN SENT-OFF ETC AS THERE ARE THREADS IN THE GENERAL SPORTS FORUM FOR THINGS LIKE THAT SO IF YOUR POST TELLING US THAT SIMON COX OR LUKE MOORE HAS JUST SCORED IS NOT IN THIS THREAD TRY THE OTHER FORUMS BEFORE MOANING AND PLAYING YOUR FACE TO US AS YOU MAY END UP LOOKING A BIT OF AN ARSE  ;)

There will be a seperate thread for players out on loan as there are still OUR players until we release them or sell them etc.

If you had a post that is now missing the above is the reason why
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tuamigos on November 05, 2015, 03:07:11 PM
Nobby Stiles, former manager though not for long, battling Alzeimers

All the best son

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/west-brom-family-former-baggies-10392796?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Scooby Doo on November 05, 2015, 03:56:02 PM
Was a bit on SkySports yesterday on Kevin Phillips. Was appointed Derby's Assistant Manager 8 games ago and the club are unbeaten since, W6 D2.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionic on November 10, 2015, 12:40:37 PM
Familiar ring to it ????

He often looked like he could not buy a goal in the Premier League, but former West Brom record signing Brown Ideye has found his scoring form again in one of Europe's hottest teams.

The Nigerian striker, who cost the Baggies £10m when he signed from Dynamo Kiev in the summer of 2014 but struggled for goals and even a place in the squad, registered his fifth goal in seven games for Olympiakos as they beat Iraklis 2-0 at home to claim their 10th straight win in all competitions before the derby with Panathinaikos on 21 November.

The Athens-based club have won all 10 league games so far this season and a 3-0 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League is the only time they have failed to collect maximum points.

Ideye has scored four times in domestic games since his £4m exit from The Hawthorns in the summer, including the second goal on Sunday after Luka Milivojevic had opened the scoring.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wappingbaggie on November 12, 2015, 03:03:46 AM
Familiar ring to it ????

He often looked like he could not buy a goal in the Premier League, but former West Brom record signing Brown Ideye has found his scoring form again in one of Europe's hottest teams.

The Nigerian striker, who cost the Baggies £10m when he signed from Dynamo Kiev in the summer of 2014 but struggled for goals and even a place in the squad, registered his fifth goal in seven games for Olympiakos as they beat Iraklis 2-0 at home to claim their 10th straight win in all competitions before the derby with Panathinaikos on 21 November.



Very happy for him - nice lad who tried hard and appreciated fans

We saw enough of him to know his best his best was not good enough but glad hes found his level...fair play to Olympiakos too as they took a bit of a punt.

At least he did score for us, unlike Rosenberg
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Scooby Doo on November 12, 2015, 03:14:02 AM
Best of luck too him, a bit like playing for Celtic though.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: MarkW on November 12, 2015, 11:47:04 AM
Marton Fulop has died of cancer aged 32. RIP
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Lib on November 12, 2015, 11:56:39 AM
Such a tragedy on the day of Norway - Hungary EU2016 qualification match. :(
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: beechyboy90 on November 12, 2015, 12:03:35 PM
Marton Fulop has died of cancer aged 32. RIP

and his wba career will be remembered for gifting arsenal 3 awful goals.
still a shame anybody dies that young. RIP
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on November 12, 2015, 12:13:33 PM
WTF. How awful.  :(

RIP Marton.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionic on November 12, 2015, 12:18:35 PM
thats awful, RIP Martin
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tuamigos on November 12, 2015, 01:30:30 PM
No age to die.
RIP
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wolverhampton baggie on November 12, 2015, 02:57:37 PM
R.I.P big fella, tragedy.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on November 12, 2015, 04:45:09 PM
No age at all.
RIP Marton Fullop.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: throstle on November 12, 2015, 09:39:37 PM
Saw his debut at Bournemouth.

https://youtu.be/7DiEWXCjchY

RIP
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: glosterbaggie on November 12, 2015, 09:46:04 PM
R.I.P. No age very tragic.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: geoff on November 13, 2015, 07:49:15 AM
RIP Mukka & my condolences to his family.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on November 13, 2015, 01:49:12 PM
Nice piece here (that has Chris Lepkoswki written all over it) about Larus Sigurdsson.

Siggy Stardust

IT'S not often that Albion have been able to bring in a player who is already a seasoned international for his country, but when Brian Little returned to his former employers, Stoke City, to pluck Larus Sigurdsson from their back line, he had already racked up an impressive 30 caps for his nation – and within weeks of arriving here, he clocked up number 31 as Iceland lost 3-2 to the then World Champions at the Stade de France.

It didn’t take Siggy very long to endear himself to the fans at his new club, his rumbustious, no nonsense aggression, his win the ball first and ask questions later attitude making him a firm favourite. Perhaps the best out and out defender that the Throstles had fielded since Ron Saunders had a brainstorm and flogged Ally Robertson to the Wolves, Larus lived by a simple job description: keep the ball out of our net at all costs.

In a grisly spell under Little, Siggy was a shining light, keeping opposing teams at bay on his own at times, keeping us in with a chance of avoiding relegation to Division Two.

Larus was the living embodiment of proper defending. Nothing fancy, nothing flash, just win the ball and get it away to safety, before a cruciate injury kept him out of the final phase of that season and much of the next as he battled back to fitness.

His value to his nation was acknowledged as he returned to their side almost as soon as the Albion XI, playing in a beaten side in Sofia as Iceland lost a World Cup qualifier.

Happier days were around the corner as Larus played a full part in one of his nation’s greatest wins, a 3-1 thumping of the Czech Republic in Reykjavik. That heralded perhaps the greatest season of Siggy’s career, a year when he, Darren Moore, Phil Gilchrist and Russell Hoult entered Albion folklore as one of the most miserly defences in our history. “1-0 to the Albion” became a mantra as those four were the bedrock of our march past the Wolves and on to promotion.

Now a Premiership player, Larus continued as a regular for his country, enduring a personal nightmare when they were drawn against Scotland in European Championship qualifying and proceeded to lose both games 2-0. Not advisable when you had to share a dressing room with the poisonous tongues of Scott Dobie and Derek McInnes…

Larus almost had the last laugh as Iceland drew 0-0 with Germany in Reykjavik, putting them ahead of the Scots, in second place with one qualifying game to go.

Larus didn’t make it to that game. Fourteen days later, he tangled with Andrew Johnson (theirs, not ours) in Albion’s game at Crystal Palace and had to be substituted. Siggy never kicked another ball in anger, for club or country.

The Iceman is still missed.

http://www.wba.co.uk/news/article/for-club-country-larus-sigurdsson-2797289.aspx (http://www.wba.co.uk/news/article/for-club-country-larus-sigurdsson-2797289.aspx)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionic on November 13, 2015, 04:59:36 PM
I did wince as Siggy went through yet another winger at top speed,  cleaning player and ball out with no regard to his own fitness.
He used to enjoy a run up the wing and putting over decent crosses as well,

Quality player who bizarrely would have been far too progressive for TP (IMO)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on November 13, 2015, 05:33:49 PM
Jonathan 'Jesus' Greening re registers to play for York City again.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34811373 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34811373)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: mulliganstired on November 19, 2015, 05:25:43 PM
Jonathan 'Jesus' Greening re registers to play for York City again.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34811373 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34811373)
Touch of grey in the beard there
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: throstle on November 22, 2015, 08:00:36 PM
James Hurst Torquay to Guiseley

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34798457
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on November 22, 2015, 08:54:14 PM
Wasn't Hurst the next big thing?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: FallOutBoy on November 23, 2015, 01:03:43 PM
Wasn't Hurst the next big thing?

He played in the Premier League for us, I thought he did OK.

Then again, like Jared Hodgkiss, I can't work out how he's sunk so low down the pyramid.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tuamigos on November 23, 2015, 01:56:03 PM
Wasn't Hurst the next big thing?

Ayhh, it was all down hill after that world cup final mate  ;)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: kc56wba on November 24, 2015, 11:35:27 PM
Jonathan 'Jesus' Greening re registers to play for York City again.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34811373 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34811373)
Sent off tonight for violent conduct against Portsmouth.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Floydy on December 11, 2015, 08:59:16 AM
Graham Potter has been the manager at Swedish top flight side Östersunds FK since 2011 & according to the Daily Mail is being considered as an option for the vacant Swansea Manager job.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: seteefeet on December 11, 2015, 09:09:07 AM
Graham Potter has been the manager at Swedish top flight side Östersunds FK since 2011 & according to the Daily Mail is being considered as an option for the vacant Swansea Manager job.
Wow, had no clue about this, he has done really well for himself. More through hardwork than natural talent, it seems, so good on him, hope he kicks on.
Do they play good football???  ::) ;)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: fatboy_coach on December 18, 2015, 02:06:04 PM
Yan Dhanda has signed a professional contract with Liverpool: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35132933
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on December 30, 2015, 06:45:27 PM
Ridgewell has signed for Brighton on loan.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BigCyrille1975 on December 31, 2015, 04:44:37 PM
He played in the Premier League for us, I thought he did OK.

Then again, like Jared Hodgkiss, I can't work out how he's sunk so low down the pyramid.

He played 1 game for us at the back end of Di Matteo's reign, 3-0 away loss to Fulham.

Back 4 that game was:

  Hurst     Zuiverloon    Jara    Cech (Shorey, sub)

I know we had injuries, but I think even Tone would struggle with that back 4   :D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hull Baggie on January 04, 2016, 06:44:31 PM
Gabriel Tamas leaves Cardiff without ever playing.

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/frustrated-gabriel-tamas-set-leave-10679292

Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: gerry m on January 04, 2016, 08:20:41 PM
Not an old player but Terry Burton leaves Reading after 14 days

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35221729?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_match_of_the_day&ns_source=facebook&ns_linkname=sport
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: johnthebaggie on January 04, 2016, 08:48:59 PM
Jonathan greening has re-signed with his brothers club Tadcaster Albion in the North East Counties League.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wappingbaggie on January 05, 2016, 01:20:25 AM
Robert Koren - signed last year as marquee signing by Melbourne City - was very disappointing last season and been injured for roughly first 10 games of this season

http://www.foxsports.com.au/football/a-league/melbourne-city-boost-as-marquee-robert-koren-set-to-play-part-in-a-league-derby/story-e6frf4gl-1227161624478

Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on January 05, 2016, 12:25:48 PM
Igor Balis...Birthday today.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 05, 2016, 07:27:00 PM
Ryan Donk has joined Galatasaray
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: overseas baggie on January 05, 2016, 08:14:46 PM
http://www.turkish-football.com/galatasaray-sign-former-west-brom-midfielder-ryan-donk-on-a-e2-5m-deal/

Blimey is he still only 29 and able to command a €2.5m transfer fee?   Very very frightening......
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Scooby Doo on January 06, 2016, 09:40:03 PM
Midfielder?!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on January 06, 2016, 09:51:08 PM
Midfielder?!

Well, he certainly was no defender  :o
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: FallOutBoy on January 07, 2016, 01:12:24 PM
Midfielder?!

After leaving us he moved into a defensive midfield role, and has since been doing well by all accounts.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 09, 2016, 01:23:09 PM
Darren Purse has joined Hayes & Yeading United in the Vanarama National League South
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tylerm on January 10, 2016, 10:56:44 PM
Not an ex player but feel free to move
Pepe Mel sacked by Betis
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on January 19, 2016, 09:16:05 PM
Anyone know what Megson's up to these days? Would love to see him back in the game.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on January 20, 2016, 02:15:41 PM
Anyone know what Megson's up to these days? Would love to see him back in the game.

Had offers of coaching which he has rejected, along with one managerial option which he has also turned down. Four years since he has worked.

Seems pretty relaxed about things and enjoying life.

Two interviews from the Sheffield Wednesday 'Vital' site video linked below for any who are interested.

Have not currently listened to the whole of either interview.

http://www.sheffwed.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=431134 (http://www.sheffwed.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=431134)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: fatboy_coach on January 22, 2016, 07:58:25 PM
Nicky Shorey to Colchester http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35366997
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: gerry m on January 22, 2016, 08:33:12 PM
Liam Ridgewell Lego Legend 8)

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/liam-ridgewell-interview-defender-on-portland-brighton-and-being-a-lego-legend-a6826461.html
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: zippyandbungle on January 22, 2016, 10:02:36 PM
Tonight yasin el GHANNASSY, came on as a sub for Jordan LUKAKU in a match for OSTEND, my first foreign match was Ostend vs LALOUVIERE who had a P ODEMWINGIE up front that night...spooky?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: mrvulgarity on January 25, 2016, 10:54:40 AM
Has anyone got any contact with any ex albion players? The likes of Bob Taylor etc?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 25, 2016, 08:20:19 PM
Had offers of coaching which he has rejected, along with one managerial option which he has also turned down. Four years since he has worked.

Seems pretty relaxed about things and enjoying life.

Two interviews from the Sheffield Wednesday 'Vital' site video linked below for any who are interested.

Have not currently listened to the whole of either interview.

http://www.sheffwed.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=431134 (http://www.sheffwed.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=431134)

The interview was a good listen actually with a very good journalist Alan Biggs who is a close ally of Megson.

From a Wednesday point of view, it was very interesting but would bore most people who don't care.

Spoke well of Albion as well and praised our supporters but I couldn't help but detect several veiled comments towards Peace.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: gerry m on January 27, 2016, 08:12:07 PM
The Horse

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/former-blues-baggies-star-geoff-10794988
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tuamigos on January 28, 2016, 01:46:56 PM
Robert Earnshaw retires
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Signor_Maresca on January 29, 2016, 07:51:18 PM
Had offers of coaching which he has rejected, along with one managerial option which he has also turned down. Four years since he has worked.

Seems pretty relaxed about things and enjoying life.

Two interviews from the Sheffield Wednesday 'Vital' site video linked below for any who are interested.

Have not currently listened to the whole of either interview.

http://www.sheffwed.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=431134 (http://www.sheffwed.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=431134)
Enjoyable interview that, good old Megson, always a decent listen.  Listening to that it seems pretty clear he hasn't evolved much in terms of the modern game and because of that he'll always struggle to get work now.  Intelligent guy though.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on February 01, 2016, 10:11:46 AM
Odemwingie signing for Marseille.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionic on February 01, 2016, 04:30:59 PM
Jerome Thomas on trial at Ipswich, always liked him after he "had words" with Jack Wilshere (the obnoxious little git)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on February 04, 2016, 11:06:09 PM
Gabriel Tamas has signed for Steaua Bucharest on a 2 and a half year deal.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on February 13, 2016, 03:05:02 AM
Does anyone know if we have ever had any interest in getting Maresca back to the club at some point or at least made enquiries?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Baggie79 on February 14, 2016, 07:10:38 PM
Gabriel Tamas has signed for Steaua Bucharest on a 2 and a half year deal.

Well done Gabby, another 2 and 1/2 years being paid royaly for being on the piss constantly.  ;)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tuamigos on February 14, 2016, 08:33:25 PM
Odemwingie signing for Marseille.

Really? Was on the Stoke bench yesterday
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on February 14, 2016, 08:53:46 PM
Really? Was on the Stoke bench yesterday

It fell through, Stoke rejected the offer and Marseille signed Steven Fletcher instead
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on February 14, 2016, 08:54:08 PM
Really? Was on the Stoke bench yesterday

Move fell through - Marseille took ex Dingle Steven Fletcher on loan from Sunderland in the end  :o
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on February 16, 2016, 11:44:32 AM
Alan Miller's old place in West Bromwich is up for sale. No doubt it's had a lick of paint since by the look of it.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-57879215.html (http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-57879215.html)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on February 17, 2016, 01:24:50 PM
Jerome Thomas has signed for Rotherham until the end of the season subject to approval from the Football League
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on February 18, 2016, 04:24:16 PM
Chris Baird re-signs for Fulham on loan until the end of the season.

It's amazing how was deemed surplus to requirements there a few seasons back and now they are back on a level par.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Webby on February 19, 2016, 01:51:53 PM
Just linked with Ruel Fox on LinkedIn. Runs a fitness and bootcamp thing in Ipswich now
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Baggieman1805 on February 19, 2016, 08:54:54 PM
Jerome Thomas has signed for Rotherham until the end of the season subject to approval from the Football League

Can't see him and Warnock getting on  :D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Dexy on February 28, 2016, 12:11:38 AM
Diege Lugano now at Sao Paulo .
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wappingbaggie on February 29, 2016, 09:55:52 PM
Diege Lugano now at Sao Paulo .

where did he go after us? was he any good?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: MarkW on March 01, 2016, 08:55:59 AM
where did he go after us? was he any good?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diego_Lugano

Played 11 times for BK Hacken (Top tier Swedish League) then scored 5 in 14 for Cerro Porteno (Top tier Paraguayan League)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 11, 2016, 01:36:37 PM
Odemwonga gone to Bristol City for the rest of the season
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tommcneill on March 11, 2016, 01:54:35 PM
Odemwonga gone to Bristol City for the rest of the season

Might do well in that league to be fair.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBArgo on March 19, 2016, 12:27:45 AM
Just thought of Izzy Brown and had a look at his wikipedia stats. 18 appearances and 1 goal for Vitesse.

Looks like Chelsea was a bad move for him.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 19, 2016, 07:49:50 AM
Just thought of Izzy Brown and had a look at his wikipedia stats. 18 appearances and 1 goal for Vitesse.

Looks like Chelsea was a bad move for him.


What a waste eh
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on March 19, 2016, 08:27:19 AM

What a waste eh

Must still be under 20? Top League in Holland, we've got people on here raving about the 6th top goal scorer in League 2. Izzy will be okay.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBArgo on March 20, 2016, 03:39:36 PM
Must still be under 20? Top League in Holland, we've got people on here raving about the 6th top goal scorer in League 2. Izzy will be okay.
I don't know. He's only 19 but Holland is a very easy league, honestly I'd say some of the teams are worse than the Championship in terms of defending and the open games make Pepe Mel look like Tony Pulis in terms of defending.
Put another way, when Suarez (at Ajax at the time) signed for Liverpool, they said for every 3 goals he scored in the Dutch league, he'd get 1 goal in this league - it's a league famous for loads of goals.

Plus, with Roofe he is clearly going to get more opportunities/first team football. I still expect Brown to be loaned out the Championship next season which is when he will really need to prove himself but so far he has done poorly considering where he was 3 years back.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Aixelsyd on March 20, 2016, 10:14:15 PM
Odemwonga gone to Bristol City for the rest of the season

He got 45 mins against Fulham last weekend..

and now his 1st goal in his first full start in their romp against Bolton...
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wappingbaggie on March 21, 2016, 12:33:08 AM
was his goal prior to that the one he got in the world cup?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Aixelsyd on March 21, 2016, 12:50:13 AM
was his goal prior to that the one he got in the world cup?

Yes it was

and his last League Goals was for Stoke against Fulham in May 2014
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Chipperfan on April 05, 2016, 07:28:18 AM
The great Graham Williams, Graham Lovett and John Kaye on Sky Sports3 right now. Time of Our Lives - Albion Cup Kings.

Seen it before but still a good watch.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: the other AJ on April 06, 2016, 04:54:30 AM
Graham Potter has guided Ostersunds FK from the fourth tier to the top flight of Swedish football in just five years.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/35955500 (http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/35955500)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on May 01, 2016, 04:46:17 PM
Donervon Daniels promoted to the Championship with Wigan.

Will be crowned champions too given they're three points and +20 goals ahead of Burton Albion with one game to go.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: FallOutBoy on May 02, 2016, 05:16:47 PM
Donervon Daniels promoted to the Championship with Wigan.

Will be crowned champions too given they're three points and +20 goals ahead of Burton Albion with one game to go.

I still think there was a decent defender there, if we'd tried him.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheBrom on May 08, 2016, 10:38:03 PM
There's a great photo of Michael Appleton and Kemar Roofe celebrating Oxford's promotion yesterday
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on May 09, 2016, 12:26:04 AM
There's a great photo of Michael Appleton and Kemar Roofe celebrating Oxford's promotion yesterday

What a bellwhiff turning his shirt round. Oxford got promoted not Kemar Roofe.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: B_H_Baggie on May 09, 2016, 01:23:05 AM
What a bellwhiff turning his shirt round. Oxford got promoted not Kemar Roofe.

Pretty sure he was subbed off a couple of minutes before the end so maybe he didn't have a bib to put on for some reason so turned the shirt around.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: baggie53 on May 09, 2016, 08:00:36 PM
George Thorne broke his leg in 2 places in Derby's last game
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tommcneill on May 09, 2016, 08:24:51 PM
George Thorne has turned out to be a right crock

Hope he recovers though
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionic on May 10, 2016, 03:26:47 PM
George Thorne broke his leg in 2 places in Derby's last game

Bloody hell, sorry for the lad, terrible luck.

get well soon george.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheBrom on May 10, 2016, 06:50:31 PM
Bloody hell, sorry for the lad, terrible luck.

get well soon george.

Indeed, he's had awful luck with injuries. My mate's a Derby fan and he has nothing but praise for him when he's fit, shame he seems to always be injured
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Scooby Doo on May 16, 2016, 05:46:42 PM
George Thorne has turned out to be a right crock

Hope he recovers though

It was a challenge that caused the injury.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Webby on May 18, 2016, 10:11:48 AM
Had brief chat with Mr Hoult today he's looking to get back into the game in some form.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on July 01, 2016, 02:56:39 PM
Romaine Sawyers has joined Brentford and Paul Downing has joined MK Dons both from Walsall
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tommcneill on July 01, 2016, 02:59:10 PM
Ive always believed that the top clubs need to support the lower league clubs be it through the transfer of players or the bringing through of good quality youngsters who end up playing in those leagues.

Im happy that our academy is producing players that are helping these clubs survive as they cant all make it as Premier League players
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: B_H_Baggie on July 01, 2016, 03:00:13 PM
Sam Mantom left Walsall to go to Scunthorpe too, Walsall lost loads of players this summer for some reason.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tommcneill on July 01, 2016, 03:01:27 PM
Sam Mantom left Walsall to go to Scunthorpe too, Walsall lost loads of players this summer for some reason.

Strange move indeed

I wonder why they are losing so many players??
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on July 01, 2016, 03:08:52 PM
Strange move indeed

I wonder why they are losing so many players??

Bonser would have had a fright last season because of how close they came to promotion. He doesn't like the costs associated with the Championship so is obviously holding a jumble sale to put a spanner in the works.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tommcneill on July 01, 2016, 03:31:47 PM
Seems quite a few saddlers fans are not too unhappy wth them going  :o

Wasn't Romaine Sawyers in the Team of the Year??
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: AshD on July 05, 2016, 01:12:23 PM
Strange move indeed

I wonder why they are losing so many players??

I would imagine they are struggling to compete on the wages front. Walsall is a very small club, and whilst Brentford, Scunthorpe and MK Dons aren't exactly powerhouses in the game, I would imagine they pay considerably more than Walsall.

Could be a long old season for the Saddlers!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on July 07, 2016, 05:44:47 PM
Kemar Roofe has joined Leeds for around £3m
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBAinDEVON on July 07, 2016, 05:47:22 PM
Kemar Roofe has joined Leeds for around £3m

great move for him with a good coach in Gary Monk
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Slimbo on July 13, 2016, 09:47:21 AM
Jerome Thomas has joined Port Vale on a free from Rotherham
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: costa blanca baggie on July 13, 2016, 10:21:32 AM
I delivered some goals to Bristol Rovers yesterday, and Stewart Naylor helped me unload. He didn't drop anything. :D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionic on July 13, 2016, 03:37:52 PM
I delivered some goals to Bristol Rovers yesterday, and Stewart Naylor helped me unload. He didn't drop anything. :D

Can you drop some off at the Hawthorns, I suspect we'll be in need of some goals at some point next season
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: throstle on July 15, 2016, 04:38:35 PM
Big Sam, who played one game for Albion, owes it all thanks to an Albion supporting priest:

http://www.irishnews.com/news/2016/07/14/news/england-manager-hopeful-owes-it-all-to-a-catholic-priest-604546/
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Oldbury_Baggie on July 16, 2016, 08:55:03 PM
Simon Cox gone to Southend
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Floydy on July 17, 2016, 07:39:28 AM
Kwame Amadue is an Academy Coach at Arsenal
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Scooby Doo on July 17, 2016, 09:26:17 AM
Kwame Amadue is an Academy Coach at Arsenal

Been there a while now.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: B_H_Baggie on July 18, 2016, 07:57:16 PM
Peter Odemwingie is currently on trial at Hull City.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: zippyandbungle on July 25, 2016, 11:39:06 PM
Peter Odemwingie is currently on trial at Hull City.
For treason? :D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on July 29, 2016, 08:20:42 PM
Richard Chaplow has joined USL side Orange County Blues in the US
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: liverbaggie on August 02, 2016, 10:47:59 PM
I realise it's a long time ago but for some reason rick shepherd's name just entered my brain.
He was a pretty decent goalie for us ,stylish on and off the pitch.
Anyone know how he is and what he's up to.
I remember that photo of him with the stud marks in his chest in the league cup final against qpr was it from Rodney marsh's boots for the winning goal?
Must have been a foul,marsh was and still is a big mouth,full of his own self importance,a nobody in the game,me and Georgie best blah blah blah
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 02, 2016, 10:58:41 PM
I realise it's a long time ago but for some reason rick shepherd's name just entered my brain.
He was a pretty decent goalie for us ,stylish on and off the pitch.
Anyone know how he is and what he's up to.
I remember that photo of him with the stud marks in his chest in the league cup final against qpr was it from Rodney marsh's boots for the winning goal?
Must have been a foul,marsh was and still is a big mouth,full of his own self importance,a nobody in the game,me and Georgie best blah blah blah

Died in 1998 aged 53 unfortunately, couldn't find any further details of his death. He only played 39 times for Albion in 8 seasons but is fondly remembered by Bristol Rovers for whom he made over 150 appearances. Career seemed to end due to a fractured skull suffered in a match against Tranmere in '73.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: liverbaggie on August 02, 2016, 11:11:48 PM
Thanks for the info,what a tragedy,im so sorry to hear that.
A belated R.I.P. to a baggie.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on August 02, 2016, 11:41:27 PM
I realise it's a long time ago but for some reason rick shepherd's name just entered my brain.
He was a pretty decent goalie for us ,stylish on and off the pitch.
Anyone know how he is and what he's up to.
I remember that photo of him with the stud marks in his chest in the league cup final against qpr was it from Rodney marsh's boots for the winning goal?
Must have been a foul,marsh was and still is a big mouth,full of his own self importance,a nobody in the game,me and Georgie best blah blah blah

Brief highlights of the Final courtesy of Pathe News linked below.

Dick Sheppard makes a couple of decent saves and you can see the clash with Marsh towards the end of the clip.

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/league-cup-final-1 (http://www.britishpathe.com/video/league-cup-final-1)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on August 03, 2016, 12:01:12 AM
I was at that match. It happened away from the Albion supporters.
I did see the marks on Monday morning after.
His girlfriend at the time worked at Concentric Pressed Products on the Main Holyhead Road, as did myself.
He was still fuming and showed the lads the marks of the studs.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hull Baggie on August 03, 2016, 08:37:11 AM
Peter Odemwingie is currently on trial at Hull City.

Trial didn't work out and he is now looking for another club. We definitely got his golden period.

http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/peter-odemwingie-leaves-hull-city-after-failing-to-secure-contract/story-29569911-detail/story.html
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 07, 2016, 11:01:27 AM
Scott Sinclair has wangled himself another move, this time to Celtic
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: don1thedon on August 07, 2016, 12:50:23 PM
Scott Sinclair has wangled himself another move, this time to Celtic
Never really showed anything for us, maybe Rodgers can find the potential he showed in the past (way back)?

Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 07, 2016, 06:52:53 PM
Just a reminder this thread is for updates on when players move or what they are doing, any goal updates will be removed or merged into other topics elsewhere on the forum usually in General Sports forum.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on August 08, 2016, 06:21:11 PM
Victor Anichebe is in training with Knutsford FC to keep in shape ahead of joining any prospective new club.

Diafra Sakho take note from sick note  ;) .
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: skyclad99 on August 09, 2016, 01:41:32 PM
Scott Sinclair has wangled himself another move, this time to Celtic

Don't know how he can draw his salary and keep a straight face....

Any idea what Sess is up to at the moment? new club?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 09, 2016, 01:47:12 PM
Last I saw he was being linked with Marseille or a move to China
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: skyclad99 on August 09, 2016, 01:54:13 PM
Thanks Oldbury. Just goes to show really, I would have thought he would have walked into any club, likewise Vic with the Championship. I could see him doing a job in that division.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionic on August 09, 2016, 02:41:33 PM
Richard Chaplow has joined USL side Orange County Blues in the US

that is a bizarre name !
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wappingbaggie on August 11, 2016, 03:51:00 AM
lloyd dyer released by burnley - is that our lloyd dyer?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Aixelsyd on August 11, 2016, 03:58:07 AM
lloyd dyer released by burnley - is that our lloyd dyer?

Yes....

And he signed, started and scored for Burton on the weekend
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: PsalmXXIII on August 15, 2016, 10:57:00 AM
Izzy Brown wanted on loan by Rotherham. Oops. Sorry son.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 15, 2016, 02:55:17 PM
Izzy Brown wanted on loan by Rotherham. Oops. Sorry son.

Confirmed on season long loan
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on August 15, 2016, 03:08:46 PM
Craig Shakespeare reveals hidden juggling skills and joins England coaching staff .

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/08/15/leicester-city-assistant-manager-craig-shakespeare-joins-england/ (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/08/15/leicester-city-assistant-manager-craig-shakespeare-joins-england/)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: nick_wba on August 15, 2016, 04:00:15 PM
Confirmed on season long loan

Loftus-Cheek was breaking into the first team squad at this point in his career. Brown now spending the season on loan at potential relegation strugglers Rotherham...

Such a shame, we all knew this would happen. I've got no doubt he'd be one of the first players on our team sheet if he'd stayed here and developed.

Just one of so many examples of promising young players stagnating their career after moving to a big club.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: MarkW on August 15, 2016, 04:15:10 PM
Loftus-Cheek was breaking into the first team squad at this point in his career. Brown now spending the season on loan at potential relegation strugglers Rotherham...

Such a shame, we all knew this would happen. I've got no doubt he'd be one of the first players on our team sheet if he'd stayed here and developed.

Just one of so many examples of promising young players stagnating their career after moving to a big club.

I think the emergence of Leko, Field and Wilson and Berahino before shows that if you're good enough, you'll play. Such a shame we lost players who had bright futures, though I see Jerome Sinclair has moved to Watford
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Atomic on August 15, 2016, 04:21:51 PM
I think the emergence of Leko, Field and Wilson and Berahino before shows that if you're good enough, you'll play. Such a shame we lost players who had bright futures, though I see Jerome Sinclair has moved to Watford


None of them have made it yet, with the exception of Berahinho.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wappingbaggie on August 16, 2016, 10:43:03 AM
that is really sad about Izzy Brown - 30% of me says 'serves you right' but 70% of me just wish hed stayed with us
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Mister AT on August 16, 2016, 10:45:24 AM
that is really sad about Izzy Brown - 30% of me says 'serves you right' but 70% of me just wish hed stayed with us

Serves him right, saw the money and the 'big club' and moved.
To think he would probably have had 20-30 appearances for us by now, and probably a solid move to a championship team, would probably have been integrated into the first team with us properly by now.

Got no sympathy for him.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wba_1996 on August 16, 2016, 11:02:09 AM
Dhanda (17)
Brown (19)
Sinclair (19)

Leko (17)
Berahino (23)

Could have been our front 5 by now. Hopefully the youth players are now realising the grass isn't greener.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: albionden on August 17, 2016, 12:53:45 AM
Could have also been a Berahino Mk2 , another bad apple.... suffer...
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: gerry m on August 18, 2016, 07:40:47 PM
Filipe Teixeira playing for Astra Giurgiu against West Ham in the Europa League tonight.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 18, 2016, 07:50:22 PM
Jason Davidson has joined Groningen on a season long loan from Huddersfield
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: shortybaggies on August 19, 2016, 02:06:44 PM
Really strange one, but don't suppose anyone knows what ever happened to Frank Burrows after he left Leicester City?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 19, 2016, 02:14:09 PM
Craig Shakespeare has been appointed England first team coach
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on August 19, 2016, 03:17:40 PM
Craig Shakespeare reveals hidden juggling skills and joins England coaching staff .

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/08/15/leicester-city-assistant-manager-craig-shakespeare-joins-england/ (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/08/15/leicester-city-assistant-manager-craig-shakespeare-joins-england/)

What?

Again  ;D .
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 19, 2016, 03:22:40 PM
What?

Again  ;D .

Only appointed today, previously was just hearsay  :P

You was only 10 days behind anyhow

http://westbrom.com/forum/index.php?topic=9031.msg476809#msg476809  :-* ;)

Add that to your missing 75 points  :D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on August 19, 2016, 03:26:54 PM

Add that to your missing 75 points  :D.........

....... and stick it up my @rris  :P .
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 19, 2016, 03:27:36 PM
....... and stick it up my @rris  :P .

You said it, i'm too polite  :D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: LoxleyBaggie on August 22, 2016, 03:33:06 PM
Kwame Ampadu is the arsenal academy director, hes been promoted due to steve bould leaving the role, was on sky sports news yesterday.

Still thinking of that cross for Donovan against the scum in '93.

His son, Ethan, made his debut at 15 for Exeter City last week.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: kie the baggie on August 29, 2016, 11:45:39 AM
Mulumbu just posted picture of him travelling to turkey maybe he is off??
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 29, 2016, 12:12:44 PM
Mulumbu just posted picture of him travelling to turkey maybe he is off??

International duty with connecting flight in Istanbul
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 29, 2016, 10:50:01 PM
Andre Wisdom joining Red Bull Salazburg on season long loan.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: bakebaggie on August 31, 2016, 10:19:27 PM
Serge Gnabry sold to Werder Bremen.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on August 31, 2016, 10:25:43 PM
Ryan Donk has joined Real Betis on a season long loan from Galatasaray.

As an aside, I think I read he is one of 11 signings for Betis in this window.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: NathWBA on September 02, 2016, 11:20:12 PM
Victor anichebe signed for Sunderland, can't believe he's found a club at all let alone a premier league one.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: bakebaggie on September 02, 2016, 11:58:30 PM
Victor anichebe signed for Sunderland, can't believe he's found a club at all let alone a premier league one.
Nailed on to score against us.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: geoff on September 03, 2016, 08:59:21 AM
Victor anichebe signed for Sunderland, can't believe he's found a club at all let alone a premier league one.


Here's a link mukka. By the way i see he's down has ex Everton no Mencken of us,  :o
http://sports.ndtv.com/english-premier-league/news/262487-premier-league-sunderland-sign-former-everton-striker-victor-anichebe
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on September 03, 2016, 01:59:18 PM
Samir Nabi joins Delhi Dynamos and could make his debut for them against us today.

http://www.delhidynamos.com/news/1153-delhi-dynamos-fc-sign-west-bromwich-academy-graduate-samir-nabi (http://www.delhidynamos.com/news/1153-delhi-dynamos-fc-sign-west-bromwich-academy-graduate-samir-nabi)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on September 29, 2016, 12:36:05 PM
35 year old Marc-Antoine Fortune has joined Southend Utd on a four month deal having been without a club since leaving Coventry City at the end of last season.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37384082 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37384082)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on September 29, 2016, 01:01:34 PM
Alex Jones is on loan at Port Vale from Birmingham city. He currently has 6 goals in 8 games for Vale.

Pleased for him, always overshadowed by Adil and Saido.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tuamigos on October 09, 2016, 07:10:45 PM
Micky Melon new manager at Tranmere after leaving Shrewsbury Town
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: nick_wba on October 19, 2016, 10:06:14 AM
Went to St Andrews with a couple of Blues mates last night.

Izzy Brown played for Rotherham. Head and shoulders above everyone else on the pitch. Can’t imagine he’s that arsed as Rotherham are absolutely dog s*it. Went through the motions and he still outshone everyone.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on October 23, 2016, 12:32:56 PM
Posts telling us that x,y, or z scored will be moved to the relevant threads in the General Football forum.

Does state this in the first post of this thread before anyone moans  :-*
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wba13 on October 24, 2016, 10:13:41 PM
Odemwingie signs for Rotherham on short term deal
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on October 25, 2016, 05:28:56 PM
Ridgewell nicked in the US of A for driving* while intoxicated.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on October 25, 2016, 05:38:00 PM
Ridgewell nicked in the US of A for drinking while intoxicated.

If that's illegal then the jails are going to be bursting at the seams...
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on October 25, 2016, 06:05:57 PM
If that's illegal then the jails are going to be bursting at the seams...

Driving  ;D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on November 07, 2016, 08:39:31 PM
http://www.skysports.com/watch/tv-shows/goals-on-sunday/news/10647550/watch-rotherham-striker-peter-odemwingie-on-deadline-day-saga

Odemwingie's view on that transfer mess up.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheBrom on November 08, 2016, 07:07:33 PM
http://www.skysports.com/watch/tv-shows/goals-on-sunday/news/10647550/watch-rotherham-striker-peter-odemwingie-on-deadline-day-saga

Odemwingie's view on that transfer mess up.

Calls himself a humble person.. Seemed quite confident about himself throughout the interview
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: B_H_Baggie on November 08, 2016, 07:12:01 PM
Calls himself a humble person.. Seemed quite confident about himself throughout the interview

Sounds to me that he didn't get on with a few in the squad.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheBrom on November 08, 2016, 07:28:16 PM
Definitely.. I'm sure there weren't really any signs of the troubles and issues he mentioned going on before hand, except for Hodgson saying he wasn't injured the one time. Came across to me in that interview as quite cocky and that we trapped him against his will
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wba13 on November 13, 2016, 09:56:53 PM
RICHARD SNEEKES the new manager of Sutton Coldfield Town
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wba13 on November 15, 2016, 04:24:31 PM
Scott Sinclair now thinks he`s good enough for England because he`s plying his trade in the Scottish equivillent  of the Championship nowhere near good enough at Man City dreadful at the Hawthorns and Vile park he would be a good bench warmer in league`s 1 and 2
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: NathWBA on November 16, 2016, 11:20:32 PM
Gonzalo Jara has been touching players bum holes again while playing for chile.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 03, 2016, 05:58:22 PM
If you cannot find your post telling us an ex player has scored or been sent off please don't start moaning as it explains in the very first post your post will be removed -

As a moderating team we have discussed the best way to talk about ex-players and feel the best way is to have one topic where any ex-player can be discussed.

The point of the thread is to keep people updated on where some of our ex-players whether legend, boo-boy or even youngsters have ended up and what they are up to these days.

THIS THREAD IS NOT FOR TELLING PEOPLE THAT XX OR YY PLAYER HAS JUST SCORED A GOAL OR BEEN SENT-OFF ETC AS THERE ARE THREADS IN THE GENERAL SPORTS FORUM FOR THINGS LIKE THAT SO IF YOUR POST TELLING US THAT SIMON COX OR LUKE MOORE HAS JUST SCORED IS NOT IN THIS THREAD TRY THE OTHER FORUMS BEFORE MOANING AND PLAYING YOUR FACE TO US AS YOU MAY END UP LOOKING A BIT OF AN ARSE  ;)

There will be a seperate thread for players out on loan as there are still OUR players until we release them or sell them etc.

Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wappingbaggie on December 05, 2016, 11:35:05 PM
I've started looking at Rotherham's results now, hoping they go down (very likely)

Izzy Brown, Mattock, Odemwingie and I think I saw Lee Camp in goal for them earlier in the season
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wba13 on December 06, 2016, 02:50:57 PM
Carlton Palmer recovering after 5 hr heart opp good on you Carlton get well soon been there long hard road but you will get there.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on December 06, 2016, 03:21:59 PM
Carlton Palmer recovering after 5 hr heart opp good on you Carlton get well soon been there long hard road but you will get there.

Blimey this one passed me by.

Seems in good spirits though.

All of the very best Carlton.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-3999174/Former-England-midfielder-Carlton-Palmer-road-recovery-live-saving-five-hour-heart-operation.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-3999174/Former-England-midfielder-Carlton-Palmer-road-recovery-live-saving-five-hour-heart-operation.html)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Shanewba90 on December 16, 2016, 01:38:25 PM
Just came across this article about what Geoff Horsfield is up to these days

Lot of time for this bloke, and great to see he's trying to help others too

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-4038576/Former-Birmingham-striker-Geoff-Horsfield-opens-new-venture-gets-kicks-scored-against-Villa.html
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheBrom on December 20, 2016, 11:45:40 PM
Lescott was released by AEK Athens this month and is currently a free agent. How quickly did he spiral downwards?!

Also Meite (now 36) is now at Newport County. Uefa cup finalist in 04 with 48 Ivory Coast appearances.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wba13 on December 22, 2016, 10:38:09 AM
A true legend turned 70 this week Willie Johnson perhaps the west entertainer I ever saw at the Hawthorns.  Read bowlers delivery on website a great insight on our wee willie
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: mulliganstired on December 29, 2016, 10:43:18 PM
Izzy Brown not exactly setting the world alight at Rotherham...
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheBrom on December 30, 2016, 12:31:09 AM
Izzy Brown not exactly setting the world alight at Rotherham...

3 goals and 5 assists so far this season.. Got Odemwingie to keep him company
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wba13 on January 06, 2017, 05:37:27 PM
Izzy Brown signed for Huddersfield till end of season 6 month youth loan
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Floydy on January 17, 2017, 09:01:32 AM
West Ham United and Sunderland are interested in Leeds United striker Chris Wood, but have been put off by the Championship club's valuation of the New Zealand international, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC.

Leeds are determined to keep Wood as they look to maintain their bid for promotion and they have warned clubs off the former Leicester player by valuing him at £15 million.  :o

Wood has been in outstanding form for Leeds this season, scoring 17 goals in 29 games in all competitions to spearhead Leeds' bid for promotion back to the Premier League.

The 25-year-old, who has impressed in a lone forward role this term, scored the winning goal against Derby last Friday to send Leeds up to third place in the table and Wood's displays have not gone unnoticed by several Premier League clubs.

West Ham are in the market for a new striker during this month's transfer window, but have been frustrated in their attempts to land Sunderland's Jermain Defoe and Brentford's Scott Hogan.

Wood is also on West Ham's wanted list as Slaven Bilic looks to add to his attacking options at the London Stadium.

http://www.espnfc.com/story/3039832/west-ham-and-sunderland-target-chris-wood-valued-at-15-million-sources
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheBrom on January 17, 2017, 09:47:01 AM
West Ham United and Sunderland are interested in Leeds United striker Chris Wood, but have been put off by the Championship club's valuation of the New Zealand international, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC.

Leeds are determined to keep Wood as they look to maintain their bid for promotion and they have warned clubs off the former Leicester player by valuing him at £15 million.  :o

Wood has been in outstanding form for Leeds this season, scoring 17 goals in 29 games in all competitions to spearhead Leeds' bid for promotion back to the Premier League.

The 25-year-old, who has impressed in a lone forward role this term, scored the winning goal against Derby last Friday to send Leeds up to third place in the table and Wood's displays have not gone unnoticed by several Premier League clubs.

West Ham are in the market for a new striker during this month's transfer window, but have been frustrated in their attempts to land Sunderland's Jermain Defoe and Brentford's Scott Hogan.

Wood is also on West Ham's wanted list as Slaven Bilic looks to add to his attacking options at the London Stadium.

http://www.espnfc.com/story/3039832/west-ham-and-sunderland-target-chris-wood-valued-at-15-million-sources

He's still only proven himself in the Championship that he can score goals. Story also coincides with Leeds' upturn in form.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Baggies on January 17, 2017, 07:25:43 PM
Wood has a good goal scoring record (4th top scorer in the league), is still only 25 and due to signing for the Albion s young he qualifies as a home grown player.

If you want to "buy british" and don't have the balls and imagination to look at foreign markets, this is the price that you have to pay.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: caravanc58 on January 20, 2017, 05:02:43 PM
Joleon Lescott training with Sunderland.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheBrom on January 20, 2017, 06:42:48 PM
Joleon Lescott training with Sunderland.

They must not fancy playing in the prem next year
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on January 22, 2017, 11:54:17 AM
Omar Bogle is doing well at Grimsby.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: elmo_in_swansea on January 23, 2017, 02:53:09 PM
Sick Vic (Anichebe) sick again! https://www.readytogo.net/smb/threads/vic-anichebe-injury-latest.1322593/
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Aixelsyd on January 23, 2017, 09:31:34 PM
Joleon Lescott training with Sunderland.

Looks like he got himself a contract too

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/west-brom-aston-villa-lescott-12496852

Sunderland offer ex-West Brom and Aston Villa defender Joleon Lescott a contract
Joleon Lescott hasn't played this calendar year - but looks set to join another relegation scrap

Sunderland have offered Joleon Lescott a deal until the end of the season.

The ex-West Brom and Aston Villa centre-back, who spent a full campaign with each club, saw his spell in Greece with AEK Athens cut short at the end of last year over disagreements about an injury rehabilitation.

Having trained with David Moyes’ squad, who are rock bottom and were beaten 2-0 at The Hawthorns on Saturday, the ex-England defender has been offered a short-term contract, report the Mirror.

The Black Cats are prepared to let left-back Patrick van Aanholt leave for relegation rivals Crystal Palace, managed by former boss Sam Allardyce, in the coming days.

Lescott and Moyes previously worked together at Everton, and while he earned the player of the year award during his time at Albion, he left Villa Park under a cloud following their fall to the Championship.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheBrom on January 24, 2017, 12:09:23 PM
Looks like he got himself a contract too

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/west-brom-aston-villa-lescott-12496852

Sunderland offer ex-West Brom and Aston Villa defender Joleon Lescott a contract
Joleon Lescott hasn't played this calendar year - but looks set to join another relegation scrap

Sunderland have offered Joleon Lescott a deal until the end of the season.

The ex-West Brom and Aston Villa centre-back, who spent a full campaign with each club, saw his spell in Greece with AEK Athens cut short at the end of last year over disagreements about an injury rehabilitation.

Having trained with David Moyes’ squad, who are rock bottom and were beaten 2-0 at The Hawthorns on Saturday, the ex-England defender has been offered a short-term contract, report the Mirror.

The Black Cats are prepared to let left-back Patrick van Aanholt leave for relegation rivals Crystal Palace, managed by former boss Sam Allardyce, in the coming days.

Lescott and Moyes previously worked together at Everton, and while he earned the player of the year award during his time at Albion, he left Villa Park under a cloud following their fall to the Championship.

That's one relegation place sorted then
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wba13 on January 24, 2017, 07:34:59 PM
Sic Vic out for up to 10 weeks
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on January 31, 2017, 06:32:38 AM
Might be the wrong place but we have terminated Academy player Joe Ward's contract by mutual consent. He's not signed to anyone yet but he was just on loan to Torquay so possibly may turn up there?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wba13 on February 03, 2017, 12:58:06 PM
This seems to have gone under the radar a bit but would like to wish SUPER BOB a happy BIG 50 today now there was a club man and still watches us to this day Great striker better man
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on February 05, 2017, 01:12:26 AM
Nicolas Anelka is now a part owner of a Dutch league team, and the Jewish community Aren't happy.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/nicolas-anelkas-takeover-dutch-club-9759422
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: beechyboy90 on February 05, 2017, 01:17:31 AM
Sim cox and Marc fortuné have formed quite a partnership for Southend
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wba13 on February 06, 2017, 03:13:42 PM
Many happy return`s the third degree Brendon reaches my happy age today 64
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBAinDEVON on February 08, 2017, 04:04:38 PM
Lee Hughes wants to be manager of Worcester, kevs local team
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: The Black Pearl on February 08, 2017, 04:23:01 PM
Lee Hughes want to be manager of Worcester

Never seemed manager material to me.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: KnaveofAlbion on February 08, 2017, 04:58:01 PM
Never seemed manager material to me.

He obviously missed out on a few years of earning at his peak, so maybe he needs the money?

That said, most Albion fans haven't really kept abreast of his situation post his leaving us. Maybe he's grown or maybe he just wants to stay involved as he loves it.

Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wappingbaggie on February 09, 2017, 01:23:12 AM
i think he scored for tamworth on saturday??
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on February 09, 2017, 10:28:49 AM
Omar Bogle with a brace at the weekend for Wigan after his move from Grimsby.

Potentially another one who got away? Or does it just mean having a decent youth system that the lower leagues will be littered with our former players.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: baggiebof on February 09, 2017, 11:32:13 AM
Omar Bogle with a brace at the weekend for Wigan after his move from Grimsby.

Potentially another one who got away? Or does it just mean having a decent youth system that the lower leagues will be littered with our former players.

I think the latter, you can't always hold on to players until they fulfil their potential and staying here playing u23 football means they never might do. Some have to drop down and work their way up, I see it as a positive that there are ex-Albion academy players dotted around; hopefully it will help when we are recruiting them at a young age.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Fritzl Palace on February 09, 2017, 11:39:01 AM
I would say it also shows the positive development of our academy over the past few years. We were previously producing players that were of a good standard in terms of able to make it professionally, but that good standard was limited to the Championship at best and mostly for Leagues One and Two. Now we are producing players who look likely to make it at the highest level, Berahino, Leko, Field, Izzy Brown, Wilson, Harper etc.

Future is bright for us from a youth perspective which is something we have not been able to say for a good while.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: nick_wba on February 09, 2017, 12:24:58 PM
Omar Bogle with a brace at the weekend for Wigan after his move from Grimsby.

Potentially another one who got away? Or does it just mean having a decent youth system that the lower leagues will be littered with our former players.

I watch Solihull Moors whenever Albion are away. Saw plenty of him for two seasons, he was a goalscorer but he never seemed technically anything special. Wigan is his pinnacle.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on February 09, 2017, 12:32:25 PM
Lee Hughes has left Worcester City and will not be getting the Managers job.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wba13 on February 09, 2017, 01:31:59 PM
Happy birthday big man Cyrille Regis
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: mulliganstired on February 13, 2017, 01:41:05 PM
Craig Gardner forks out for match tickets for 50 families at Blues.  Nice gesture.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tommcneill on February 13, 2017, 02:11:07 PM
Craig Gardner forks out for match tickets for 50 families at Blues.  Nice gesture.

Mr Clubman wherever he goes that lad is
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wba_jd26 on February 14, 2017, 11:42:55 PM
Really good to see Chris Wood scoring plenty of goals for Leeds. A player who's attitude I really liked and would still make a good back up to Rondon in our current squad.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on February 22, 2017, 08:23:32 AM
 Brown Ideye gone to Chinese team Tianjin Tenda. Est. €12 million
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wba13 on February 22, 2017, 12:22:11 PM
Tony Mowbray new manager of Blackburn Rovers
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wolverhampton baggie on February 22, 2017, 12:51:49 PM
Mowbray certain got us playing a very attacking style and will always hold him in high regard for the Wembley trips and lge title. Good luck Mogga
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: caravanc58 on February 22, 2017, 01:10:41 PM
Not sure if its been posted elsewhere but at 2.00PM on sky sports 3 there's a 1 hour show about the 68 fa cup winning team.
Time Of Our Lives Albion Cup Kings.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on February 28, 2017, 05:31:37 PM
Ideye flying out to China to seal a move to Tianjin Teda, wonder what the fee is?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on February 28, 2017, 05:42:30 PM
Ideye flying out to China to seal a move to Tianjin Teda, wonder what the fee is?
est amount €12million
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wba13 on March 08, 2017, 04:58:20 PM
The late great Laurie Cunningham would have been 61 today died to young RIP Genius pure Genius
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tuamigos on March 14, 2017, 06:24:26 AM
Joe Mayo on The Chase last night  ::)
I think he must be doing a session of the TV game shows, he did Coach Trip not long back.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hull Baggie on March 14, 2017, 08:38:39 AM
Joe Mayo on The Chase last night  ::)
I think he must be doing a session of the TV game shows, he did Coach Trip not long back.

Yeah I nearly dropped my cup of tea when I saw him! He should have gone for the £30,000  rather than the £3000.

Didn't know he'd done Coach Trip (I don't watch it!)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on March 14, 2017, 09:10:26 AM
Joe Mayo on The Chase last night  ::)
I think he must be doing a session of the TV game shows, he did Coach Trip not long back.

Thought you meant he'd been keeping Stanley Victor company of an evening to start with  :P .
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wba13 on March 14, 2017, 10:01:46 AM
Ryan Donk was on the bench FOR CELTA VIGA v REAL on Sunday
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wba13 on March 24, 2017, 02:19:59 PM
Happy birthday to Albion`s greatest ever left back and one of our own Derek Statham 58 today
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Atomic on March 28, 2017, 12:17:09 PM
Happy birthday to Albion`s greatest ever left back and one of our own Derek Statham 58 today


Still to this day by far the best left back I've ever seen anywhere.

Should've had 100 caps.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheBrom on March 28, 2017, 01:04:54 PM

Still to this day by far the best left back I've ever seen anywhere.

Should've had 100 caps.

Not Nicky Shorey?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Atomic on March 29, 2017, 10:44:39 AM
Not Nicky Shorey?


Statham just had the edge  ;)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: skyclad99 on April 04, 2017, 12:13:02 PM
Odemwonga has just signed for that well known Indonesian side Madura United

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39489577

Bet his ill advised trip to QPR is a lifetime away to him now........:)

Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wappingbaggie on April 05, 2017, 03:58:22 AM
saido will be at that level before you know it - Pete just blazing a trail for him
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Beefy on April 05, 2017, 11:51:03 PM
Talking about Saido .......

http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/879768092?-11200:789:0
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on April 06, 2017, 03:28:36 PM
Does anyone know how I can make contact with Super Bob?

Please PM me if that's more appropriate.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Baggie-Dave on April 14, 2017, 11:08:19 PM
Wonder if we get rid of players rather too hastily sometimes. Have been watching the progress of Leeds United this season. In the play off  positions with the Championships leading goal scorer Chris Wood, (25 goals). Also, our ex academy player, Kemar Reefe, seems to be playing a significant role. If Leeds do get promoted it will be interesting to see how they get on in the top flight. Seeing as how our forwards are incapable of finding the net at the moment, Wood up front and Reefe supplying the crosses, might have been interesting!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on April 14, 2017, 11:56:08 PM
Wonder if we get rid of players rather too hastily sometimes. Have been watching the progress of Leeds United this season. In the play off  positions with the Championships leading goal scorer Chris Wood, (25 goals). Also, our ex academy player, Kemar Reefe, seems to be playing a significant role. If Leeds do get promoted it will be interesting to see how they get on in the top flight. Seeing as how our forwards are incapable of finding the net at the moment, Wood up front and Reefe supplying the crosses, might have been interesting!
Kemar ROOFE we held on to longer than usual (22/23) but just didn't show promise here or on loan until Oxford in league 2 (a league he'd had two previous loans in) and eventually didn't deserve a place in the 25 man squad or wanted a permanent place to play at Oxford. his rise has been fast and late.

Wood i believe left us, rather than the other way around. he wanted games which we couldn't offer in the prem. he was wanted and had played for us, but hed made his decision and bounced to Leicester and ipswich on loan before Leeds.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Adder on April 15, 2017, 11:21:24 AM
It's not unique to our club this thing of letting academy players go and then they kick on when playing regularly in lower leagues. It's an unfortunate bi-product of it being so hard to break through at premier league clubs. It's great to see with Wood and Roofe really and reflects well on our academy. It'll be interesting to see if a prem club decides to take a punt on getting Wood during the summer....not sure what his contract situation is.

Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 15, 2017, 11:29:28 AM
what a delivery and finish by our 2 formers last night
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheBrom on April 15, 2017, 01:07:27 PM
It's not unique to our club this thing of letting academy players go and then they kick on when playing regularly in lower leagues. It's an unfortunate bi-product of it being so hard to break through at premier league clubs. It's great to see with Wood and Roofe really and reflects well on our academy. It'll be interesting to see if a prem club decides to take a punt on getting Wood during the summer....not sure what his contract situation is.

With Wood, we signed him when he was 17 and he was already playing professionally, so not really totally a product of our academy as such. Seem to remember him doing well for Leicester in their promotion season and then being let go, so wasn't just us that didn't see him as a premier league striker.

With Roofe, looking at his career stats, he didn't really do anything with us or in his loans over 5 years, until joining Oxford in League two. By then he's 23 and only really played 35 odd professional games in 5 years. Fair play to him for doing well for Leeds now but again he's only scored a couple for them too, I don't think it would have been right for us to hang on to him after not really showing much in his loan spells or breaking into our first team.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on April 15, 2017, 08:55:43 PM
Neither was really good enough at the time and certainly wouldn't have developed had they stayed. Best thing to do is ger a decent sell on and then get rid.


Wood particularly isn't Prem quality. Roofe hasn't been tested yet.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Slimbo on May 03, 2017, 02:41:55 AM
Mulumbu has been released by Norwich
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on May 03, 2017, 12:20:26 PM
Lee Hughes has left AFC Telford United to start his managerial career "at another club"


EDIT: he's appointed as joint manager of Worcester City beside caretaker boss John Snape.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on May 03, 2017, 01:56:31 PM
Lee Hughes has left AFC Telford United to start his managerial career "at another club"

He was reportedly last seen wearing a baseball cap and a pair of white trainers, allegedly  :o  ;) .
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: caravanc58 on May 03, 2017, 07:19:21 PM
Mulumbu has been released by Norwich
at his best would have him over any midfielder at the club at present, pity he's declined so quick last few years.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: throstle on May 08, 2017, 03:49:54 PM
George McVite ('Biscuit') puts his boots back on!

http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/carlisle-utd/latest/article/Carlisle-Utd-legend-George-McVitie-to-play-in-Tony-Hopper-charity-game-71c9a0d8-f0b8-459d-b21a-38cbfe12ffaf-ds
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tommcneill on May 08, 2017, 04:25:02 PM
Mulumbu declined very rapidly, he was immense for us and then was suddenly no good.

Something must have been up with him
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on May 08, 2017, 05:23:17 PM
Mulumbu declined very rapidly, he was immense for us and then was suddenly no good.

Something must have been up with him


Not into conspiracies but his decline coincided with Anelkas arrival. Big pals off the field.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on May 10, 2017, 06:42:48 PM
http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/sport/15277016.New_City_joint_manager_Hughes_takes_pay_cut_and_wants_to_entertain_fans/?ref=mrb&lp=16

Lee Hughes takes pay cut and wants to entertain fans.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: FallOutBoy on May 11, 2017, 12:53:19 PM
Mulumbu declined very rapidly, he was immense for us and then was suddenly no good.

Something must have been up with him

He just needed the right manager to help him out of his slump.

He got Alan Irvine.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on May 11, 2017, 12:53:56 PM
He just needed the right manager to help him out of his slump.

He got Alan Irvine.
twice
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: elmo_in_swansea on May 18, 2017, 10:37:31 AM
Brown Ideye on life in the Chinese football league, apparently he went there from Olympiakos!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0536529
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheBrom on May 18, 2017, 01:06:37 PM
Brown Ideye on life in the Chinese football league, apparently he went there from Olympiakos!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0536529

My Nigerian friends still berate me about that signing. They all preferred every other Nigerian striker over him and couldn't believe we bought him let alone broke our transfer record on him
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: gerry m on May 20, 2017, 02:20:32 PM
Jerome Thomas

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39980596?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_match_of_the_day&ns_source=facebook&ns_linkname=sport
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 24, 2017, 04:00:12 PM
Luke Daniels has joined Brentford on a free transfer from Scunthorpe
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hull Baggie on May 25, 2017, 01:06:23 PM
Odemwingie now playing in Indonesian Liga 1 for Madura United. He's scored 5 in 7.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on May 25, 2017, 09:27:43 PM
Lee Hughes and Scott Dobie reunited in fairly strange circumstances.

This is the definition of 'It's a small world'.

Scott Dobie is now an armed police officer and has been posted from
Carlisle to the Midlands to patrol in light of recent events.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/832788543495740/permalink/1298441036930486/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/832788543495740/permalink/1298441036930486/)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheBrom on May 25, 2017, 09:45:51 PM
Lee Hughes and Scott Dobie reunited in fairly strange circumstances.

This is the definition of 'It's a small world'.

Scott Dobie is now an armed police officer and has been posted from
Carlisle to the Midlands to patrol in light of recent events.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/832788543495740/permalink/1298441036930486/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/832788543495740/permalink/1298441036930486/)

Wow, didn't expect that!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on May 25, 2017, 09:46:43 PM
Lee Hughes and Scott Dobie reunited in fairly strange circumstances.

This is the definition of 'It's a small world'.

Scott Dobie is now an armed police officer and has been posted from
Carlisle to the Midlands to patrol in light of recent events.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/832788543495740/permalink/1298441036930486/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/832788543495740/permalink/1298441036930486/)
Dobie could barely shoot at a goal, hows he going to shoot a terrorist?!  :P
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: baggie38 on May 28, 2017, 01:19:43 AM
My Nigerian friends still berate me about that signing. They all preferred every other Nigerian striker over him and couldn't believe we bought him let alone broke our transfer record on him

Dont get me wrong Odemwingie was fantastic but Ideye made him look like Ibrahimovic.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tommcneill on May 31, 2017, 10:17:21 PM
Reports that Rangers have bid for Dorrans.

Think he would be a revelation up there. Was fantastic for us one time
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on June 01, 2017, 01:06:17 AM
Reports that Rangers have bid for Dorrans.

Think he would be a revelation up there. Was fantastic for us one time


Think he'd do okay too. Not a revelation (Scott Sinclair for example) but a solid career. He was never anything more than top level Championship so that should translate, his career has nose dived since we didn't snap West Ham's hands off for the £4 million.


Still, thanks for the Stoke goal Dozza  ;D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wappingbaggie on June 01, 2017, 04:45:44 AM
didnt we snap norwich for 4 mio instead????
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on June 01, 2017, 11:25:55 AM
didnt we snap norwich for 4 mio instead? ???


Yeah 6 years later when it was worth about a 3rd of what it was worth when West Ham offered it, oh and we paid out his wages for that length of time also for very little return...
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hull Baggie on June 01, 2017, 11:36:26 AM

Yeah 6 years later when it was worth about a 3rd of what it was worth when West Ham offered it, oh and we paid out his wages for that length of time also for very little return...

Apparently we turned down a £5M bid from West Ham in July 2010.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Dorrans

 We sold him to Norwich for about £3.5M I think.

so it's even worse than you originally thought!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBArgo on June 01, 2017, 12:55:21 PM
At the time, the West Ham bid for Dorrans was pretty awful and in true West Ham style it was well below his value; he'd just had his first full season in the Championship aged 22 and got something like 18 goals and 22 assists which was magnificent. Without him we may have not got promoted as he was easily our most creative player.

Since then he wasn't great but was ok for the Premier League. In hindsight I'd have rather held on to him for 3+ seasons and sell him for 1.5 million less which was a decent move from us.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on June 04, 2017, 01:58:55 PM
Samir Nabi signs one year contract with Carlisle United.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40120232 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40120232)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on June 07, 2017, 02:06:27 PM
Curtis Davis has joined Derby from Hull city.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BaggieBirdRus on June 11, 2017, 11:41:04 AM
Bayern have signed Gnabry. Not good enough for Pulis for good enough for Bayern  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Pie on June 11, 2017, 04:44:22 PM
Bayern have signed Gnabry. Not good enough for Pulis for good enough for Bayern  ;D ;D

such a joke!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionic on June 11, 2017, 05:41:07 PM
such a joke!

can you imagine a Bayern side where Robben and Ribery spend the majority of their time covering the full backs - no?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Fritzl Palace on June 12, 2017, 02:03:45 PM
No one should be surprised, I think it is fairly clear that TP lacks the ability to spot and nurture such talent. The only youngster I can think of him developing is Shawcross, who fitted his mould of being a big lump of a player who he could teach to block and kick everything.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hull Baggie on June 12, 2017, 02:15:11 PM
Perhaps Gnabry is happier playing in Germany?
 Didn't Wenger also say that he needed to do more to get into our side when he was on loan to us, echoing what Pulis was saying?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: iwastherein68 on June 12, 2017, 03:29:28 PM
Perhaps Gnabry is happier playing in Germany?
 Didn't Wenger also say that he needed to do more to get into our side when he was on loan to us, echoing what Pulis was saying?
Yes he did mate, but after all said and done, what do Wenger and TP know about anything? ;)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: caravanc58 on June 13, 2017, 11:23:02 PM
McInnes in talks with sunderland about becoming the next manager.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: geoff on June 14, 2017, 12:03:19 AM
McInnes in talks with sunderland about becoming the next manager.

Hope he gets the job has i see it has the next step up the ladder to the Prem for him & maybe us to.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: NathWBA on June 14, 2017, 02:45:51 AM
Hope he gets the job has i see it has the next step up the ladder to the Prem for him & maybe us to.
I really hope he doesn't, whoever takes that Sunderland job is destined to fail, the expectations of the fans far out weigh the clubs capabilities, not to mention they are terrible, I'd hope he waits for a better job.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheBrom on June 14, 2017, 11:23:49 AM
I really hope he doesn't, whoever takes that Sunderland job is destined to fail, the expectations of the fans far out weigh the clubs capabilities, not to mention they are terrible, I'd hope he waits for a better job.

Yep the whole place needs a massive clear out. I'm not sure they've even got a strong competitive team for the Championship
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: NathWBA on June 15, 2017, 08:35:54 PM
Look like mcinnes had turned them down, hopefully the right club comes along for him soon.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on June 16, 2017, 11:34:12 AM
Michael Appleton expected to become Leicester city assistant Manager.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Adder on June 16, 2017, 11:48:33 AM
Michael Appleton expected to become Leicester city assistant Manager.
I guess it must be more money than being No 1 at Oxford.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: caravanc58 on June 17, 2017, 07:21:00 PM
Pocognoli returned to Standard Liege.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Shanewba90 on June 20, 2017, 04:07:02 AM
Izzy Brown in talks over an £8.5m move to Huddersfield

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-4618686/Chelsea-s-Izzy-Brown-Huddersfield-talks-8-5m-move.html
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: fatboy_coach on June 20, 2017, 10:01:29 PM
Izzy Brown in talks over an £8.5m move to Huddersfield

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-4618686/Chelsea-s-Izzy-Brown-Huddersfield-talks-8-5m-move.html

Do we get a cut? Might be a couple of million if we have a sell on fee (did he go to tribunal, I can't remember?)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionic on June 21, 2017, 09:54:36 PM
Do we get a cut? Might be a couple of million if we have a sell on fee (did he go to tribunal, I can't remember?)

yes, he did and no, we don't
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheBrom on June 22, 2017, 06:58:54 AM
Was an undisclosed tribunal fee in the end
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on June 23, 2017, 06:27:31 PM
Victor Anichebe gone to Beijing Enterprises in China's 2nd division.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on June 23, 2017, 08:03:52 PM
Victor Anichebe gone to Beijing Enterprises in China's 2nd division.

Is that the name of the local takeaway... 8)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: The Tank on June 23, 2017, 09:38:07 PM
Give him one month and he will be on acupuncture
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: elmo_in_swansea on July 02, 2017, 11:10:44 PM
See Jara is in the headlines again for an elbow in the Fed Cup final which the video ref highlighted - he only got a yellow!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: NathWBA on July 02, 2017, 11:18:30 PM
See Jara is in the headlines again for an elbow in the Fed Cup final which the video ref highlighted - he only got a yellow!
at least he didn't stick his finger up someone's arse this time I suppose
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: don1thedon on July 02, 2017, 11:43:58 PM
See Jara is in the headlines again for an elbow in the Fed Cup final which the video ref highlighted - he only got a yellow!
It should have been straight red I think the ref bottled it!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Pie on July 06, 2017, 10:15:19 AM
Lukaku going to united then, £75m.

Would do anything to have him back here, what a player.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: costa blanca baggie on July 06, 2017, 01:55:29 PM
Lukaku going to united then, £75m.

Would do anything to have him back here, what a player.
United you say? Expect us to be considering him in about 10 years time then.  :D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: kc56wba on July 06, 2017, 05:13:04 PM
RANGERS SIGN DORRANS
Rangers have signed midfielder Graham Dorrans from Norwich on a three-year deal.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: iwastherein68 on July 06, 2017, 07:13:11 PM
RANGERS SIGN DORRANS
Rangers have signed midfielder Graham Dorrans from Norwich on a three-year deal.
Very pleased for him, decent player for us and a nice lad too. His dream move I think
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on July 06, 2017, 07:38:49 PM
Lukaku going to united then, £75m.

Would do anything to have him back here, what a player.
If we had bought him for £40 million a few years back and then sold him on for £75 million...That would have been the sign of a club wanting to do something.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: caravanc58 on July 06, 2017, 07:47:03 PM
If we had bought him for £40 million a few years back and then sold him on for £75 million...That would have been the sign of a club wanting to do something.
Fair play to Everton, paid £28m and now selling at £75m.
don't ever see us spending these sums but clubs who do often benefit massively financially, Southampton especially have done brilliant the past 10 years selling players for good profit.
speculate to accumulate is something we do very little of.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: caravanc58 on July 06, 2017, 10:16:47 PM
Ricky Lamberts had his contract terminated by Cardiff, with a move to Plymouth likely,
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: MarkW on July 11, 2017, 04:59:08 PM
Borja Valero is off to Inter Milan.

Had a very illustrious career since leaving us
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheBrom on July 11, 2017, 08:03:10 PM
Bora Valery is off to Internet Milan.

Had a very illustrious career since leaving us

Obviously learnt it all from us
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: baggie53 on July 11, 2017, 08:10:12 PM
Bora Valery is off to Internet Milan.

Had a very illustrious career since leaving us

Never heard of either of them  :P :P
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on July 14, 2017, 02:29:16 AM
George Thorne's injured again, if only with nothing major.

Some of the Derby faithful who stalked him on tw@tter following his loan spell appear to be thinking it's time to take him to the vets.

http://boards.footymad.net/showthread.php?t=38196515 (http://boards.footymad.net/showthread.php?t=38196515)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBArgo on July 14, 2017, 07:16:48 AM
George Thorne's injured again, if only with nothing major.

Some of the Derby faithful who stalked him on tw@tter following his loan spell appear to be thinking it's time to take him to the vets.

http://boards.footymad.net/showthread.php?t=38196515 (http://boards.footymad.net/showthread.php?t=38196515)

In hindsight and at the time, we did well to get £5 million for him. At worst, his body is badly made and he's one injury away from retiring, at best he's an Anichebe-type character who can barely string 3 games together without some kind of minor issue which massively hinders any momentum as a player.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: PsalmXXIII on July 14, 2017, 07:36:15 AM
George Thorne's injured again, if only with nothing major.

Some of the Derby faithful who stalked him on tw@tter following his loan spell appear to be thinking it's time to take him to the vets.

http://boards.footymad.net/showthread.php?t=38196515 (http://boards.footymad.net/showthread.php?t=38196515)

A long and bitter transfer saga over that one, he got an ACL tear four days after he signed for them and didn't play for 9 months.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on July 21, 2017, 12:48:20 PM
Former Albion player Graham Potter's Ostersund knocked Galatasaray  out of the Europa League.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/ex-birmingham-city-west-brom-13365447 (http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/ex-birmingham-city-west-brom-13365447)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: elmo_in_swansea on July 23, 2017, 07:08:31 PM
2 goals for Jonas today! https://twitter.com/AllsvenskanSE/status/889140015237869569
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on July 24, 2017, 09:13:46 AM
....... beating Graham Potter's Ostersund 3-0 in the process.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: bakebaggie on July 26, 2017, 01:31:08 AM
Izzy Brown on a full season loan from Chelsea to Huddersfield. We'll be seeing him soon.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on July 26, 2017, 03:31:48 AM
Izzy Brown on a full season loan from Chelsea to Huddersfield. We'll be seeing him soon.


Gone on loan to Brighton mate, was at Huddersfield last season.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheBrom on July 26, 2017, 10:35:53 AM
Signed a new deal with Chelsea too apparently
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheBrom on August 04, 2017, 08:07:37 PM
Wisdom, Billy Jones, Carson and Galloway playing tonight
 Galloway poor for the first goal
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on August 06, 2017, 07:45:09 PM
Dorrans scores twice on his Rangers debut.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: mulliganstired on August 07, 2017, 08:50:23 AM
Dorrans scores twice on his Rangers debut.
Good for him, nice to see him smiling!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionic on August 07, 2017, 12:40:05 PM
Dorrans scores twice on his Rangers debut.

I watched the first half and thought it was AWFUL football, GD was largely anonymous, despite scoring twice (1 pen).
The one bright spark was Josh Windass, who mullered his fullback.

Celtic are still streets ahead of Rangers on this showing.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Aixelsyd on August 13, 2017, 04:44:07 AM
Izzy Brown on a full season loan from Chelsea to Huddersfield. We'll be seeing him soon.

Gone on loan to Brighton mate, was at Huddersfield last season.

done a hamstring in his first game...
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on August 14, 2017, 03:44:02 PM
Ex-academy GK Jack Rose has signed a 1 year deal with Southampton.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: elmo_in_swansea on August 21, 2017, 01:21:23 PM
couldn't find an ex managers thread but thought this was funny re Roy Hodgson working at Swansea!
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/swansea-city-steward-who-left-13504896
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: gavinrussell on August 21, 2017, 01:40:45 PM
Wood signed for Burnley 15 million
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tommcneill on August 27, 2017, 07:30:39 AM
Has anyone else been following Kemar Roofe's rise up the leagues??

Seems to have made the leap to championship level now with Leeds, be interesting too see how he does this season
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 27, 2017, 01:14:39 PM
Has anyone else been following Kemar Roofe's rise up the leagues??

Seems to have made the leap to championship level now with Leeds, be interesting too see how he does this season


Yep settled well into life in the Championship and probably now found his level after some hard graft in the lower leagues.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: don1thedon on September 03, 2017, 01:00:58 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41079838
Interesting article on Richard Chaplow people may be interested in.
I quite liked him while he was with the Baggies, seems like he's had some challenges to deal with over the years.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: ashdoy on September 04, 2017, 07:48:57 PM
Watching the England game, is Slovakia manager Jan Kozak the lad who we had on loan in the 2nd season under Robson?

I remember the year of our 2nd promotion under Megson we signed a LB by ye name of N'Doye (I think) and a forward called Slawoski or something like that, be interesting to see where these went.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Scooby Doo on September 04, 2017, 07:52:45 PM
Watching the England game, is Slovakia manager Jan Kozak the lad who we had on loan in the 2nd promotion under Megson?

I remember that year we signed a LB by ye name of N'Doye (I think) and a forward called Slawoski or something like that, be interesting to see where these went.

Nope but it is his dad!

Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Legend on September 04, 2017, 08:01:00 PM
Watching the England game, is Slovakia manager Jan Kozak the lad who we had on loan in the 2nd season under Robson?

I remember the year of our 2nd promotion under Megson we signed a LB by ye name of N'Doye (I think) and a forward called Slawoski or something like that, be interesting to see where these went.

I remember Volmer and Berthe. Two center backs who were awful  ;D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: ashdoy on September 04, 2017, 08:44:53 PM
I remember Volmer and Berthe. Two center backs who were awful  ;D

That's a blast!

The striker was polish, Bartosz Slawsoki or something like that.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on September 04, 2017, 08:49:06 PM
That's a blast!

The striker was polish, Bartosz Slawsoki or something like that.


Slusarski definitely. Striker. Got a couple of goals as an Albion player while on loan at Sheff Wed.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionic on September 04, 2017, 09:46:25 PM

Slusarski definitely. Striker. Got a couple of goals as an Albion player while on loan at Sheff Wed.
Didn't he score against England direct from a corner?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on September 04, 2017, 09:47:14 PM
Didn't he score against England direct from a corner?


No that was winger Artim Sakiri.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionic on September 04, 2017, 09:56:44 PM

No that was winger Artim Sakiri.
Ah yes baldy bloke, remember now, ta
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Scooby Doo on September 04, 2017, 09:56:50 PM

No that was winger Artim Sakiri.

Then scored a thunderous effort against Burnley, may have even been on his debut.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: ashdoy on September 05, 2017, 02:32:42 PM
Then scored a thunderous effort against Burnley, may have even been on his debut.

It was...he started like a house on fire if i remember correctly.

We had a few debutants that day i think...Haas, Hulse, O'Connor, Sakiri, Robinson
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Legend on September 05, 2017, 02:46:18 PM
It was...he started like a house on fire if i remember correctly.

We had a few debutants that day i think...Haas, Hulse, O'Connor, Sakiri, Robinson

I know Hulse scored a few goals that season but God knows why we didn't sign Ashton instead. We were always being rumoured to sign him, he would have been great for us.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: ashdoy on September 05, 2017, 02:51:39 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartosz_%C5%9Alusarski (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartosz_%C5%9Alusarski)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alassane_N%27Dour (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alassane_N%27Dour)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morten_Skoubo (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morten_Skoubo)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A9kou_Berth%C3%A9 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A9kou_Berth%C3%A9)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joost_Volmer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joost_Volmer)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: skyclad99 on September 05, 2017, 02:52:33 PM
Does anyone remember the name of the lad we had on loan from Blackburn when the late Ray Harford was our manager?

I remember when we got him at the time Ray said that we couldn't afford his shoelaces, let alone buy him.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on September 05, 2017, 05:25:26 PM
Does anyone remember the name of the lad we had on loan from Blackburn when the late Ray Harford was our manager?

I remember when we got him at the time Ray said that we couldn't afford his shoelaces, let alone buy him.


Doesn't ring any bells. After doing some research we only had Paul Beesley on loan from Man City in the short span of Harfords reign straddling 96/97 and 97/98.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: elmo_in_swansea on September 05, 2017, 05:27:18 PM
There was Fenton wasn't there from Blackburn - was a bit of a hit with the fans till he ended up at Vile!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on September 05, 2017, 05:29:07 PM
There was Fenton wasn't there from Blackburn - was a bit of a hit with the fans till he ended up at Vile!


Fenton came from the Vile circa 1994.



Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: johnny Cash on September 05, 2017, 05:38:47 PM
I seem to remember us getting linked with Stuart Ripley around then. Could the shoelace comment have been about him?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionic on September 06, 2017, 06:57:39 AM

Fenton came from the Vile circa 1994.
Graham Fenton? His candle fluttered and died quickly didn't it!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: ashdoy on September 06, 2017, 10:38:29 AM

Doesn't ring any bells. After doing some research we only had Paul Beesley on loan from Man City in the short span of Harfords reign straddling 96/97 and 97/98.

Who was the lad we had on loan from Man City, a central midfielder, in the year we either lost in the play-offs to Bolton or went up the following year.

I remember him having shorts which looked 4 sizes too big for him.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on September 06, 2017, 11:01:31 AM
Does anyone remember the name of the lad we had on loan from Blackburn when the late Ray Harford was our manager?

I remember when we got him at the time Ray said that we couldn't afford his shoelaces, let alone buy him.

James Thomas.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on September 06, 2017, 11:25:31 AM
Who was the lad we had on loan from Man City, a central midfielder, in the year we either lost in the play-offs to Bolton or went up the following year.

I remember him having shorts which looked 4 sizes too big for him.

Pretty sure that was Tony Grant.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tommcneill on September 06, 2017, 11:38:34 AM
James Thomas.

Just about to type the same name

Good call

He went on to become what??
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on September 06, 2017, 11:49:11 AM
Just about to type the same name

Good call

He went on to become what??

Spent a lot of time on loan to lower league clubs and finished his career at Dandenong Wanderers in Australia.

Apparently.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: skyclad99 on September 06, 2017, 12:18:45 PM
James Thomas.

Excellent, thank you.

Looks as though we could have afforded his boot laces after all......
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: skyclad99 on September 06, 2017, 01:06:54 PM
I am informed that Mulumbu is training with the Blues and 'arry is considering signing him......
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Fritzl Palace on September 06, 2017, 01:18:44 PM
Sadly for him a shadow now of the player we enjoyed for years.

What a player he was
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on September 06, 2017, 02:02:31 PM
James Thomas.


No recollection of this lad at all and neither did our wiki squad list  ;D


Played 3 matches apparently no goals.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionic on September 06, 2017, 02:09:24 PM
Sadly for him a shadow now of the player we enjoyed for years.

What a player he was

strange how early he went downhill, could he be older than claimed?

I agree that he was a hell of a player in his pomp. Amazing energy and engine.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: ashdoy on September 06, 2017, 02:36:59 PM
Pretty sure that was Tony Grant.

That was him! Cheers
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: kie the baggie on September 06, 2017, 07:40:11 PM
I am informed that Mulumbu is training with the Blues and 'arry is considering signing him......
i reckon he would be a decent signing for them
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: FallOutBoy on September 07, 2017, 12:50:46 PM
Sadly for him a shadow now of the player we enjoyed for years.

What a player he was

He needed the right manager to reinvigorate him. He got Alan Irvine.

He then needed the right move. He went to Norwich.

Probably never recapture his best form now, been too long.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 09, 2017, 10:52:36 PM
Didn't he score against England direct from a corner?

That was Artim Sakiri
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: gavinrussell on September 10, 2017, 05:54:05 PM
to be fair that goal today was a total gift, Hennessy coming flying out his area meant he couldn't shot with his hands.
Wish we would get some gifts !! Still needs to be in the right place at the right time..
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on September 12, 2017, 03:27:05 PM
The backpass reminded me of Rondon's for Leicester last season.

See, he can carry an attacking threat  :P   :P .
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Aixelsyd on September 16, 2017, 11:07:32 AM
Steven Reid joins Roy's backroom staff

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/former-millwall-west-brom-and-reading-man-joins-crystal-palace-as-first-team-coach/story-30514231-detail/story.html

Former Millwall, West Brom and Reading man joins Crystal Palace as first team coach

By Robert_Warlow  |  Posted: September 16, 2017

Roy Hodgson has strengthened his backroom team at Crystal Palace with the addition of former West Brom and Millwall midfielder Steven Reid.

The 36-year-old, who has worked on Reading's coaching staff for the past two years, has been appointed as the club's new first team coach, joining Hodgson and his assistant Ray Lewington on the new coaching set-up at Palace.

This follows the departures of Orlando Trustfull, Sammy Lee and Ryland Morgans, who have all left Palace after the club parted company with Frank de Boer on Monday.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Scruffy Stan on September 16, 2017, 11:11:29 AM
Orlando Trustfull? What a fabulous name, and how sad that his trust in Palace has been betrayed.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Legend on September 16, 2017, 11:15:43 AM
I think Roy felt he wasn't trustful...


 :-[

Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 16, 2017, 06:17:55 PM
Another reminder that this thread is for updates on the wherabouts of ex players/ managers etc.

Not for goals or results, there are threads elsewhere on this forum for that.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WoysWunderful on September 21, 2017, 03:23:11 PM
my leeds mate has been raving about roofe.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on September 22, 2017, 11:32:37 AM
Best place I suppose.

Nigel Pearson has joined Oud-Heverlee Leuven in the Belgian 2nd tier.
https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/football/west-bromwich-albion/2017/09/22/nigel-pearson-appointed-boss-of-oud-heverlee-leuven/
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tommcneill on September 22, 2017, 11:56:03 AM
Best place I suppose.

Nigel Pearson has joined Oud-Heverlee Leuven in the Belgian 2nd tier.
https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/football/west-bromwich-albion/2017/09/22/nigel-pearson-appointed-boss-of-oud-heverlee-leuven/

Strange place for him to go......dont think he is too bad a manager
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tommcneill on September 22, 2017, 11:56:41 AM
my leeds mate has been raving about roofe.

He does seem to have pushed on the last year or so since moving up the leagues
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on September 22, 2017, 12:08:37 PM
Strange place for him to go......dont think he is too bad a manager
just found out that Leicester's owner also owns OHL. Might be why they've made this agreement?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on September 24, 2017, 07:54:45 PM
Elliot Morris holds the record for most appearances as Glentorans goalkeeper.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: don1thedon on September 26, 2017, 05:56:46 PM
Brendan Galloway not faring much better at Sunderland!
http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2017/09/26/brendan-galloways-loan-from-everton-to-sunderland-goes-from-bad/
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBAinDEVON on October 02, 2017, 01:13:07 PM
Rickie Lambert retires
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: skyclad99 on October 02, 2017, 01:31:46 PM
Rickie Lambert retires

Old news Glyn, he did that 3 years ago.....
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on October 02, 2017, 03:38:42 PM
Old news Glyn, he did that 3 years ago.....
What a "bitchy" statement.  :P ;D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tuamigos on October 03, 2017, 07:09:46 AM
Stat in todays papers saying Lambert has scored the most goals on the football league this century.
219 and played 605 games
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheBrom on October 03, 2017, 01:16:30 PM
Stat in todays papers saying Lambert has scored the most goals on the football league this century.
219 and played 605 games

This millennium!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tuamigos on October 04, 2017, 10:35:50 AM
This millennium!

At this chronological moment in time its the same thing smarty pants.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: gerry m on October 04, 2017, 03:21:10 PM
Giles Barnes

http://www.90min.com/posts/5628188-us-star-alex-morgan-and-former-west-brom-misfit-giles-barnes-thrown-out-of-disney-world?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=fan_pages&team=west-bromwich&utm_campaign=West+Bromwich&ref=1.html
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheBrom on October 04, 2017, 03:55:33 PM
Giles Barnes

http://www.90min.com/posts/5628188-us-star-alex-morgan-and-former-west-brom-misfit-giles-barnes-thrown-out-of-disney-world?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=fan_pages&team=west-bromwich&utm_campaign=West+Bromwich&ref=1.html

Always was a bit Mickey mouse
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on October 05, 2017, 10:01:53 PM
Sean Gregan leaves his position as joint Darlington Manager after just 5 days.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Legend on October 06, 2017, 10:52:56 PM
Here's one for Jacko. Apparently Shane Long has gone 237 days without a goal.  :o
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on October 07, 2017, 06:04:22 AM
Here's one for Jacko. Apparently Shane Long has gone 237 days without a goal.  :o


Is anyone surprised? Can be sure he's worked really hard during that period though with the occasional dive and lots of chest beating fans seem to love thrown in for good measure...
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionic on October 07, 2017, 01:31:11 PM

Is anyone surprised? Can be sure he's worked really hard during that period though with the occasional dive and lots of chest beating fans seem to love thrown in for good measure...
So who will score first Long or Berahino??
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Adder on October 07, 2017, 05:43:30 PM
Shane Long's premier league career...

Albion - overall did pretty well. I'm not a knocker of either but it could be an interesting argument as to who out of him or Rondon has contributed most to the side.

Hull - played well with Jelavic alongside him

Southampton - played well for Koeman. Since then Southampton as a team have been woefully short of goals.

Oh and scores goals for fun against Villa - most of them spectacular.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Andio on October 07, 2017, 07:26:13 PM
Anybody remember the reserve keeper from the late 90's Chris Adamson?

He turned out for Willenhall Town today in the West Midlands (Regional) league. I was running the line.

I saw the team sheet before the game and was going to comment to the ref that Albion used to have a keeper called that, isn't that funny.

You should have seen my face when he came out the dressing room whilst I was doing the pre match boot check.  :o
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Slimbo on October 08, 2017, 02:31:00 PM
Saido

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/41456051

Since Stoke striker Saido Berahino last scored a goal, we've seen a Brexit referendum, Leicester City winning the league and three different England managers.

The numbers don't make for happy reading for the 24-year-old: 1,908 minutes, 583 days, 38 shots, 30 Premier League games and counting.

He had a golden chance to end his barren run against Southampton on Saturday but had his penalty saved by Saints goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

Top five Premier League goalscorers since 28 February 2016
Harry Kane   44
Sergio Aguero   36
Romelu Lukaku   34
Alexis Sanchez   31
Sadio Mane   24
Spurs striker Kane has netted 44 times during that period and the two players have experienced contrasting fortunes.

In November 2014, then West Brom frontman Berahino was called up to the England national team by Roy Hodgson after a run of seven goals in 10 games.

In the same week, Kane scored the winner for Tottenham against Aston Villa but was yet to start a league game for his club and an international call-up was not even under consideration.

In fact, the two could have been team-mates, had Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace not rejected four bids from Tottenham for Berahino in the summer of 2015.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hull Baggie on October 11, 2017, 11:41:14 AM
Steve Watson named manager of Gateshead.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/former-aston-villa-west-brom-13744603
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: gerry m on October 14, 2017, 12:22:48 PM
Yassine El Ghanassy

http://www.90min.com/posts/5669500-ex-baggies-star-has-100k-supercar-seized-after-racking-up-multiple-driving-offences?utm_source=fotmob&utm_medium=share
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on October 17, 2017, 12:57:55 PM
Hordan Piggot.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4986088/EuroMillions-winner-Jane-Park-bags-football-star.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4986088/EuroMillions-winner-Jane-Park-bags-football-star.html)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: fatboy_coach on October 17, 2017, 07:23:45 PM
Craig Shakespeare loses his job as Foxes Manager, taken over by another formerly of the parish Micheal Appleton.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41656917

Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: bakebaggie on October 24, 2017, 04:37:06 PM
Pepe Mel out at Deportivo.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on October 25, 2017, 01:25:11 PM
'I played alongside three gay footballers', claims former West Brom defender Carl Hoefkens

The 39-year-old spent two years at Stoke City between 2005 and 2007 before the Baggies bought him for £750,000.

The Belgian remained at The Hawthorns for two seasons but was then released in the summer of 2009.

“I played alongside three gay footballers, including one who was a genuinely big name,' Hoefkens, told Belgian newspaper De Zondag.

“They did not hide who they were in the dressing-room. One was at Club Brugge, and the other two were in England. I won't name names as I respect their requests.

“One of them would even arrive at training with his boyfriend. They asked us to keep quiet to the outside world, but don't ask me why.

“I find it strange that homosexuality is still a taboo in football. It is a pity.

“I hope that a top player will one day stand up and announce: ‘I'm gay - so what?’ Then the taboo will finally disappear.

“If I were gay I would do it for certain. This is something that is generally accepted in society after all.”

There are currently no openly gay footballers in England’s top four divisions, but former Villa midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger came out in 2014 once he had retired.

https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/football/west-bromwich-albion/2017/10/23/i-played-alongside-three-gay-footballers-claims-former-west-brom-defender-carl-hoefkens/ (https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/football/west-bromwich-albion/2017/10/23/i-played-alongside-three-gay-footballers-claims-former-west-brom-defender-carl-hoefkens/)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Atomic on October 25, 2017, 01:31:04 PM
'I played alongside three gay footballers', claims former West Brom defender Carl Hoefkens

The 39-year-old spent two years at Stoke City between 2005 and 2007 before the Baggies bought him for £750,000.

The Belgian remained at The Hawthorns for two seasons but was then released in the summer of 2009.

“I played alongside three gay footballers, including one who was a genuinely big name,' Hoefkens, told Belgian newspaper De Zondag.

“They did not hide who they were in the dressing-room. One was at Club Brugge, and the other two were in England. I won't name names as I respect their requests.

“One of them would even arrive at training with his boyfriend. They asked us to keep quiet to the outside world, but don't ask me why.

“I find it strange that homosexuality is still a taboo in football. It is a pity.

“I hope that a top player will one day stand up and announce: ‘I'm gay - so what?’ Then the taboo will finally disappear.

“If I were gay I would do it for certain. This is something that is generally accepted in society after all.”

There are currently no openly gay footballers in England’s top four divisions, but former Villa midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger came out in 2014 once he had retired.

https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/football/west-bromwich-albion/2017/10/23/i-played-alongside-three-gay-footballers-claims-former-west-brom-defender-carl-hoefkens/ (https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/football/west-bromwich-albion/2017/10/23/i-played-alongside-three-gay-footballers-claims-former-west-brom-defender-carl-hoefkens/)


Hoefkens should name names or keep his mouth shut. This statement from him otherwise means sod all it's just words. Pointless.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: ashdoy on October 27, 2017, 02:42:38 PM

Hoefkens should name names or keep his mouth shut. This statement from him otherwise means sod all it's just words. Pointless.

Why should he out the players that have asked not to be? Why on earth would he do that.

And I feel he is confirming what everybody knows anyway; there are gay players out there too scared to come out in public.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Adder on October 27, 2017, 09:46:41 PM
I suppose he's saying that the dressing room accepted it which is an important step i.e. no big deal.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: caravanc58 on November 06, 2017, 06:47:35 PM
So Jonas Ollson will be playing in Europe next year with his new club.

http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/909570545?-11200:789:0

well done Olly
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on November 06, 2017, 11:32:23 PM
At the expense of Graham Potter's Östersunds FK.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BigFrank20 on November 08, 2017, 01:21:51 PM
At the expense of Graham Potter's Östersunds FK.
Going very well is ex Baggie Mr Potter who has just gotten his team through to the next round of the Europa
They've just overturned a 3-1 deficit from the first leg against PAOK to make the Europa League Group stages.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/08/graham-potter-ostersund--europa-league-premier-league-clubs

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41933777
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Aixelsyd on November 13, 2017, 09:08:49 PM
always seems to end up with issues with Club Presidents/Chairmen

Peter Odemwingie planning to leave Madura United after fall-out with Indonesian club's president

Former Albion striker Peter Odemwingie is planning to leave Madura United after claiming the Indonesian club’s president made up quotes from him accusing the league of corruption.

Odemwingie publicly asked Achsanul Qosasi on Twitter not to misquote him in the press with ‘things he never said’ before releasing a long statement about his fall-out with the president.

Madura finished fifth in the Indonesian Liga 1, eight points off the top spot before Qosasi released a statement supposedly from the 36-year-old striker.

Odemwingie responded: “I have been quoted in the press by officials of Madura United making negative comments about Liga1 and PSSE (the Indonesian Football Association).

"The club shouldn’t use my name to complain about the league operators because we didn’t become champions.

“We came close so it’s hard to handle the emotions, so to an extent it’s understandable. Yes, few poor decisions from referees (like it happens everywhere in the world).

“We can only complain and speculate about corruption until proven.”

Odemwingie signed for Madura in April as their ‘marquee player’ for the season and scored 13 goals in 18 league games. But he’s now trying to leave after president Qosasi revealed details of his contract.

“I can confirm that me and the club are looking to agree a contract termination,” he said. “It is not correct of the President to give out details of my contract so I will also give one detail so it’s fair.

“They want a clause that I can’t sign for any other team in Indonesia.

“We let the dust settle down and hopefully find a sensible win-win. I hope I will not need need to use this medium to clarify again.”

Odemwingie is Albion’s record scorer in the Premier League with 30 goals.

He has played for Cardiff, Stoke, Bristol City and Rotherham United since leaving the Baggies in 2013.

Read more at https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/football/west-bromwich-albion/2017/11/13/peter-odemwingie-planning-to-leave-madura-united-after-fall-out-with-indonesian-clubs-president/#ZME7VV0qboi18RhV.99
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: gerry m on November 22, 2017, 05:37:34 PM
Youssouf Mulumbu

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42087687
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: gavinrussell on November 25, 2017, 09:44:55 AM
Watched Dundee v Rangers last night (yes I was bored)..Dorrans didn't play due to an ankle injury but  Scott Allan came on for Dundee and set up their winner..changed the game and looked a decent player...anyone know why he didn't suit us ?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TAFKATMNo1Fan on November 26, 2017, 06:41:12 PM
Nice article here on our 1993 Wembley play off scorer Nicky Reid

https://www.chorley-guardian.co.uk/news/the-masons-arms-pub-launches-headed-up-by-former-footballing-star-nicky-reid-1-8630121
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on December 09, 2017, 10:20:15 PM
Mickey Evans

http://edandb.co.uk/michael-evans-director/ (http://edandb.co.uk/michael-evans-director/)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: zippyandbungle on December 11, 2017, 10:56:01 PM
Mickey Evans

http://edandb.co.uk/michael-evans-director/ (http://edandb.co.uk/michael-evans-director/)
"Played in the premier league and for Plymouth argyle "😂😂
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on December 11, 2017, 11:19:35 PM
Young Mr Potter's FK Ostersunds are to face Arsenal in the last 32 of the Europa League.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Sted1990 on December 12, 2017, 02:10:26 PM
Watched Dundee v Rangers last night (yes I was bored)..Dorrans didn't play due to an ankle injury but  Scott Allan came on for Dundee and set up their winner..changed the game and looked a decent player...anyone know why he didn't suit us ?

Scottish PL is league 1/2 level at best, that would be my guess..
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: caravanc58 on December 15, 2017, 11:37:56 AM
Jonus Ollson to say his goodbye.

THERE will be a warm welcome back to the Big Swede at The Hawthorns on Sunday!

Yes, as if Albion’s tilt at Manchester United was not enough to fill The Hawthorns, there will be the chance at last to say ‘hello goodbye’ to Jonas Olsson.

Manchester United tickets latest
Our much-loved giant defender departed in March after nine years and more than 260 appearances in the blue and white stripes he came to love.

Prior to securing European qualification with new club Djurgarden, Olsson promised to one day return to offer his own thanks to the Baggies faithful.

And on Sunday, he will be at The Hawthorns as our very special Fans’ Champion and be introduced one more time to The Hawthorns faithful shortly before kick-off.

Before that, Jonas will also pop into the Fanzone and take part in a live Q&A on stage.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” said Jonas. “I never got the chance to say my farewell to the fans when I left and that was something I regretted. The timing just made it impossible.

“It will be great to see The Hawthorns again - this club is forever special to me and I just want to say thank you to everyone.

“And most of all I want to see my old mates win! I am hearing good things about the performance at Liverpool and I think they are more than capable."
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheBrom on December 15, 2017, 02:47:43 PM
Jonus Ollson to say his goodbye.

THERE will be a warm welcome back to the Big Swede at The Hawthorns on Sunday!

Yes, as if Albion’s tilt at Manchester United was not enough to fill The Hawthorns, there will be the chance at last to say ‘hello goodbye’ to Jonas Olsson.

Manchester United tickets latest
Our much-loved giant defender departed in March after nine years and more than 260 appearances in the blue and white stripes he came to love.

Prior to securing European qualification with new club Djurgarden, Olsson promised to one day return to offer his own thanks to the Baggies faithful.

And on Sunday, he will be at The Hawthorns as our very special Fans’ Champion and be introduced one more time to The Hawthorns faithful shortly before kick-off.

Before that, Jonas will also pop into the Fanzone and take part in a live Q&A on stage.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” said Jonas. “I never got the chance to say my farewell to the fans when I left and that was something I regretted. The timing just made it impossible.

“It will be great to see The Hawthorns again - this club is forever special to me and I just want to say thank you to everyone.

“And most of all I want to see my old mates win! I am hearing good things about the performance at Liverpool and I think they are more than capable."

Excellent news that is
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tuamigos on January 22, 2018, 12:51:46 PM
Bob Taylor working as a mezzanine floor installer on a job in Sheffield.
Sad to see one of our all time greats out of the game like that.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on January 22, 2018, 01:01:00 PM
Bob Taylor working as a mezzanine floor installer on a job in Sheffield.
Sad to see one of our all time greats out of the game like that.

I just hope it’s to keep him busy and not because he’s financially dependent on it.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tuamigos on January 22, 2018, 08:05:08 PM
I just hope it’s to keep him busy and not because he’s financially dependent on it.

From what I was told he needs to work.
I think he arrived before the big money did
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hull Baggie on January 24, 2018, 08:42:22 AM
Stephane Sessegnon has signed for Turkish side Genclerbirligi.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tommcneill on January 24, 2018, 08:50:08 AM
Bob Taylor working as a mezzanine floor installer on a job in Sheffield.
Sad to see one of our all time greats out of the game like that.

It is sad to hear but at the same time not many players make the transition from top player to a job withing football unfortunately

Nice to hear though that he has other things he can do other than football and especially some kind of trade as not many footballers do so if they go out of the game they find it a struggle
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Slimbo on January 31, 2018, 11:47:03 PM
Ben Watson has been released by Watford and is expected to sign for Nottingham Forest
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on February 01, 2018, 12:37:56 AM
Brown Ideye has joined Malaga on loan from Tianjin Teda
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: caravanc58 on February 05, 2018, 04:16:38 PM
nice to see Mulumbu doing well, thought he was great for us.
http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/922788698?-11200:789
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBAinDEVON on February 13, 2018, 10:39:13 AM
where is Anechibe these days. hes still only 29. off to Bolton
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on February 13, 2018, 11:20:25 AM
where is Anechibe these days. hes still only 29. off to Bolton
was in China ( one of the Beijing clubs I think) and had a torrid time last I heard.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on February 17, 2018, 08:42:25 PM
As a moderating team we have discussed the best way to talk about ex-players and feel the best way is to have one topic where any ex-player can be discussed.

The point of the thread is to keep people updated on where some of our ex-players whether legend, boo-boy or even youngsters have ended up and what they are up to these days.

THIS THREAD IS NOT FOR TELLING PEOPLE THAT XX OR YY PLAYER HAS JUST SCORED A GOAL OR BEEN SENT-OFF ETC AS THERE ARE THREADS IN THE GENERAL SPORTS FORUM FOR THINGS LIKE THAT SO IF YOUR POST TELLING US THAT SIMON COX OR LUKE MOORE HAS JUST SCORED IS NOT IN THIS THREAD TRY THE OTHER FORUMS BEFORE MOANING AND PLAYING YOUR FACE TO US AS YOU MAY END UP LOOKING A BIT OF AN ARSE  ;)

There will be a seperate thread for players out on loan as there are still OUR players until we release them or sell them etc.

Another reminder needed
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on March 03, 2018, 12:18:23 PM
Matt Carbon with his coaching classes.

https://b-m.facebook.com/mattcarbonfootball/ (https://b-m.facebook.com/mattcarbonfootball/)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BaggieBoy04 on March 03, 2018, 12:30:05 PM
Read a Few months ago that Peter Odemwingie has left his current team in Indonesia can't remember who due to 'Having a Falling out with the Chairman' Hmm Very suspcious considering he tried to move from us to QPR and then Blaimed The Chairman for not allowing him to move and then had a Falling out if I Remeber
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on March 03, 2018, 12:37:36 PM
Read a Few months ago that Peter Odemwingie has left his current team in Indonesia can't remember who due to 'Having a Falling out with the Chairman' Hmm Very suspcious considering he tried to move from us to QPR and then Blaimed The Chairman for not allowing him to move and then had a Falling out if I Remeber


Common knowledge Odemwingie was told he could leave. Cleared locker said his goodbyes etc then we over played our hand a couple of hours before the end of the window demanding Hoilett (who didn't want to come) in a swap. Only thing Peter did wrong on the night was going on tv.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BaggieBoy04 on March 03, 2018, 12:43:10 PM
Oh okay then I couldn't really remember what happened
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Fritzl Palace on March 03, 2018, 12:50:12 PM
Shame how it ended up with Odemwingie. He just wanted his big payday, in hindsight you can't overly knock him for that given his age and the stupid money QPR were throwing around and the club were certainly far from exempt from blame. It was just the way he went about it on that day that will always leave a sour taste and I'm sure he would change it all if he had his time again. Unless Mozza comes back from injury miraculously before the end of the season, Odemwingie will remain our top Premier League goalscorer for a long time to come.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: gerry m on March 08, 2018, 05:01:29 PM
Yassine El Ghanassy

Oh Dear ;D

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/5755968/ex-west-brom-winger-yassine-el-ghanassy-jailed-driving-offences/?utm_source=FBPAGE&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SprnklrSUNOrganic&UTMX=Editorial:TheSunFootball:FBLink:Statement:Sport
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: seteefeet on March 09, 2018, 09:36:07 AM
Lee Hughes signed for Halesowen. They need a boost o be fair, hope he can keep them up.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: zippyandbungle on March 18, 2018, 11:44:38 AM
Shame how it ended up with Odemwingie. He just wanted his big payday, in hindsight you can't overly knock him for that given his age and the stupid money QPR were throwing around and the club were certainly far from exempt from blame. It was just the way he went about it on that day that will always leave a sour taste and I'm sure he would change it all if he had his time again. Unless Mozza comes back from injury miraculously before the end of the season, Odemwingie will remain our top Premier League goalscorer for a long time to come.
It's bordering disgraceful how people have turned on him, the guy was absolutely the fulcrum at the time we were rising, shunted on to the wing to accommodate lesser strikers and was only doing what any of us would (and with the clubs permission) I'd still have him over HRK
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on March 18, 2018, 12:00:09 PM
Lee Hughes bankrupt and living back in Smethwick.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: theboywiththe arabstrap on March 24, 2018, 03:38:44 PM
Just remembered Kim Do-heon apropos of nothing.  35 and playing in Malaysia, apparently.  I used to quite rate him, never thought he was good enough for the top flight, but I have a massive soft spot for tidy, diminutive midfielders who don't really do anything but play short simple passes  ;D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: beechyboy90 on March 25, 2018, 06:20:59 AM
Sebastian blanco in MLS now believe at Portland with ridgewell
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: rogerstubbs on April 02, 2018, 09:16:27 PM
Graham Williams ,our fa cup winning captain in 1968 ,who played for us for 17 years,his only club is 80 today .Happy Birthday 🎂 graham ,he was in tremendous form a couple of weeks ago at the Sutton supporters club.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on April 03, 2018, 01:33:37 AM
Graham Williams ,our fa cup winning captain in 1968 ,who played for us for 17 years,his only club is 80 today .Happy Birthday 🎂 graham ,he was in tremendous form a couple of weeks ago at the Sutton supporters club.

Happy birthday Graham Williams.

Agree 100% regarding the evening at Sutton supporters club.

That said, Graham Lovett and Mickey Fudge were good value too.

Cracking evening  8) .
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on April 07, 2018, 08:03:46 AM
James Hurst - cringe.

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/footballer-james-hurst-stopped-drink-14498395 (https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/footballer-james-hurst-stopped-drink-14498395)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BaggieBoy04 on April 07, 2018, 01:53:32 PM
Only one appearance for it no wonder I never heard of him must not have been any good
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: skyclad99 on April 08, 2018, 09:59:01 AM
James Hurst - cringe.

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/footballer-james-hurst-stopped-drink-14498395 (https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/footballer-james-hurst-stopped-drink-14498395)

Gone missing now apparently and a warrant issued for his arrest.

Not the only Albion player to go missing this season I think......
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: boinging_along on April 23, 2018, 10:33:44 AM
Nice article on Shoot about Gera

https://www.shoot.co.uk/where-are-they-now-west-bromwich-albion-hero-zoltan-gera/ (https://www.shoot.co.uk/where-are-they-now-west-bromwich-albion-hero-zoltan-gera/)

I'll always remember his bit of skill against Birmingham in the great escape season I think.  We were heading for relegation and played Brum at the Hawthorns.  A ball into the corner was overhit and heading out for a goal kick and you watch it thinking "he's got no chance of reaching it". 

He somehow makes it, jumps two footed over the ball, and keeps it on the line with a back heel.  Absolutely outrageous.  He gets up and flicks it off the arriving defender for a corner and we go and score from the corner.  At the time the commentator said something like "you never know, it's moments like that that can kick start your fight back" and sure enough we stopped up.

Even though I'm biased it's one of my favourite bits of skill ever.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: boinging_along on April 23, 2018, 10:39:40 AM
Ah, found a video clip of it.

https://youtu.be/Z_Sd2yG6Ldw?t=34 (https://youtu.be/Z_Sd2yG6Ldw?t=34)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: seteefeet on April 23, 2018, 10:52:52 AM
Ah, found a video clip of it.

https://youtu.be/Z_Sd2yG6Ldw?t=34 (https://youtu.be/Z_Sd2yG6Ldw?t=34)
Sums up exactly what we have been missing this season.
Shame he's not gone into management!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Scruffy Stan on May 12, 2018, 05:54:11 PM
Micky Mellon's Tranmere have won their play-off and are back in the Football League. Well done, Micky. Probably not in the picture for us, though...
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on May 13, 2018, 12:31:45 AM
Micky Mellon's Tranmere have won their play-off and are back in the Football League. Well done, Micky. Probably not in the picture for us, though...


Why not? Distinctly average ex-player... Sounds right up our street...
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Scruffy Stan on May 15, 2018, 12:34:05 PM
Looks like we'll be playing against Yan Dhanda next season - moving to Swansea from Liverpool. Very interesting to see how he's come on.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: koren on May 23, 2018, 04:52:42 PM
Looks like we'll be playing against Yan Dhanda next season - moving to Swansea from Liverpool. Very interesting to see how he's come on.
Leave us at 14 for Liverpool but couldn't get chances there.

Really can't see any benefit for their development when the youngsters join the big club at early stage.

Jerome Sinclair, Yan Dhanda, who will be the next :)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on June 01, 2018, 10:38:11 AM
Tahvon Campbell has signed for Forest Green Rovers after his release from the youth setup.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: ashdoy on June 04, 2018, 11:39:21 PM
A cracking read about Jason Koumas. Nail on the head.

Still the best player I’ve seen don our stripes, at times unplayable.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/in-bed-with-maradona/2016/may/12/jason-koumas-steven-gerrard-liverpool-tranmere (https://www.theguardian.com/football/in-bed-with-maradona/2016/may/12/jason-koumas-steven-gerrard-liverpool-tranmere)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on June 07, 2018, 05:04:46 PM
Ex academy goalkeeper Ethan Ross has joined Colchester Utd. in League 2
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: AlbionFan on June 07, 2018, 05:55:48 PM
Billy Jones (defender), Marc Wilson (defender/midfielder), have, reportedly, been released by Sunderland
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: gerry m on June 08, 2018, 06:08:10 PM
Billy Jones (defender), Marc Wilson (defender/midfielder), have, reportedly, been released by Sunderland

Billy thought the grass was greener on the other side but it was'nt
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on June 08, 2018, 06:24:29 PM
Billy thought the grass was greener on the other side but it was'nt

His bank balance is now likely greener than it would have been with us.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: don1thedon on June 28, 2018, 09:47:30 PM
https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2018/june/it-was-a-pleasure-to-play-with-him/
"ZOLTAN Gera has received congratulatory messages from a trio of Albion stars following the announcement of his retirement. ..."

A very, very special player for us (& others).
Thank you Zoltan & good wishes for the future!

The goal vs Liverpool always come to my mind;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmn4AJ3NTLw
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on June 29, 2018, 12:23:15 AM
https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2018/june/it-was-a-pleasure-to-play-with-him/ (https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2018/june/it-was-a-pleasure-to-play-with-him/)
"ZOLTAN Gera has received congratulatory messages from a trio of Albion stars following the announcement of his retirement. ..."

A very, very special player for us (& others).
Thank you Zoltan & good wishes for the future!

The goal vs Liverpool always come to my mind;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmn4AJ3NTLw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmn4AJ3NTLw)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVkuBpVmty4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVkuBpVmty4)


This was what summed up Zoltan for me, at 1 minute 41 seconds; we scored from the resultant corner.


What a player.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on June 29, 2018, 05:47:57 AM
The goal vs Liverpool always come to my mind;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmn4AJ3NTLw

That goal and that game versus Liverpool  ;D .

The camera in the Smethwick End used to be a row or two directly behind me.

When the video pans to the view from behind the goal (from about 23 seconds in) that's how I saw it on the day.

Wonderful strike, I started shouting and celebrating as it left his foot.

Tremendous goal.

Thanks for the memories Zolly  8) .
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: baggie38 on June 29, 2018, 06:27:20 AM
Outstanding player. A unbelievable talent and a top bloke to boot. Scored some amazing goals for us. It was a crying shame he suffered with two major injuries during his second spell but that didn't stop him from scoring some crackers and putting in some good performance. I like the fact that big dave mentions in the club interview that he wants to get him back so we can send him off properly. All the best in your retirement Zoltan. What we could give to have a player half your talent now.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: AlbionFan on July 01, 2018, 05:45:18 AM
James O’Connor has been appointed as the new boss of MLS team, Orlando City.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheBrom on July 23, 2018, 06:39:51 PM
Just seen big Geoff Horsefield on the news talking about his charity redoing derelict housing to help homeless people
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on July 25, 2018, 09:17:02 PM
Jerome Sinclair has gone on a season long loan to Sunderland.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on July 27, 2018, 01:07:57 PM
Well one thing's for sure, we're going to be facing a heck of a lot of our former players this coming season.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on July 27, 2018, 02:31:56 PM
Marc Wilson has joined Bolton so could figure in the opening game
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Chipperfan on July 27, 2018, 02:38:14 PM
Well one thing's for sure, we're going to be facing a heck of a lot of our former players this coming season.

Sinclair’s unlikely to be one of them though since Sunderland were relegated last season.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on July 27, 2018, 02:44:41 PM
Sinclair’s unlikely to be one of them though since Sunderland were relegated last season.

I really hope you don't think I wasn't aware of that  ;D .
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Chipperfan on July 27, 2018, 04:15:40 PM
I really hope you don't think I wasn't aware of that  ;D .

Well you never know with some of the posters on here...not you of course.😉
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: caravanc58 on July 29, 2018, 09:21:16 PM
an interesting read about Appleton.

http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/948160551?-11200:789
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 01, 2018, 05:14:20 PM
Luke Steele signed for Forest on 2 year deal
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: ashdoy on August 02, 2018, 08:47:26 PM
Big Ish Miller has joined League Two side Oldham.

Can’t help but feel sorry for the guy, that injury against Portsmouth ruined him.

Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: NathWBA on August 02, 2018, 08:51:48 PM
I saw the other saido has been cleared to play for Burundi now, given up on the dream of playing for England
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 02, 2018, 08:58:02 PM
Ashley Williams joins Stoke on a season long loan.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 03, 2018, 05:20:56 PM
Marc-Antoine Fortune signed for Chesterfield on 1 year deal
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 14, 2018, 10:42:24 PM
Another reminder needed

As a moderating team we have discussed the best way to talk about ex-players and feel the best way is to have one topic where any ex-player can be discussed.

The point of the thread is to keep people updated on where some of our ex-players whether legend, boo-boy or even youngsters have ended up and what they are up to these days.

THIS THREAD IS NOT FOR TELLING PEOPLE THAT XX OR YY PLAYER HAS JUST SCORED A GOAL OR BEEN SENT-OFF ETC AS THERE ARE THREADS IN THE GENERAL SPORTS FORUM FOR THINGS LIKE THAT SO IF YOUR POST TELLING US THAT SIMON COX OR LUKE MOORE HAS JUST SCORED IS NOT IN THIS THREAD TRY THE OTHER FORUMS BEFORE MOANING AND PLAYING YOUR FACE TO US AS YOU MAY END UP LOOKING A BIT OF AN ARSE  ;)

There will be a seperate thread for players out on loan as there are still OUR players until we release them or sell them etc.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: AlbionFan on August 22, 2018, 06:55:21 PM
"The latest on Gareth McAuley's search for a new club after West Brom exit"

I really do hope he gets a club soon, he was a model professional for us and a solid defender, good luck for the future Gareth!

Source: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/latest-gareth-mcauleys-search-new-15060996
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: AlbionFan on August 30, 2018, 01:56:42 PM
Mulumbu signing for Celtic on 2 year deal apparently
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Baggies on August 31, 2018, 12:18:24 PM
Izzy Brown joins Keemar Roofe and Tyler Roberts in the Leeds forward line, meaning Leeds now have more Albion academy forwards that we do 😁.

On Roberts, he started for Leeds midweek but from the reports he was disappointing. He has made the Wales national team though.

Berahino and McLean getting goals for Stoke in the past 7 days as well, interesting to see if Berahino can kick on from this.

Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: gavinrussell on September 02, 2018, 01:20:10 PM
Gmac signs for Glasgow Rangers...
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on September 02, 2018, 02:49:16 PM
Gmac signs for Glasgow Rangers...
He will give his best, I am sure.
We shouldn't have let him go so early.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 02, 2018, 08:34:30 PM
Nice way for him to finish his career.

Model professional and our best value for money signing in my life time
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Baggies on September 04, 2018, 09:46:28 PM
A few weeks ago I heard on the radio mention to a young Finnish striker scoring in the league cup with a name that I recognised.

Having just checked, it was confirmed as our ex academy team striker Marcus Forss, who scored his first professional goal for Brentford in their league cup game vs Southend a few weeks ago. He also started in their win in the last round vs Cheltenham as well.

In the top 3 divisions, we have 9 former Albion academy forwards getting game time - Forss, Chris Wood, Saido Berahino, Tyler Roberts, Keemar Roofe, Izzy Brown, Jerome Sinclair, Romaine Sawyers and Alex Jones, plus Adil Nabi in Scotland. Add to those Edwards and Leko, plus , Tulloch, Soule, Rodgers and Barry in the youth set up and you get the impression we have no problem developing players in that area of the pitch.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionic on September 05, 2018, 12:28:04 PM
Chris Wood = Academy? I don't think so.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BigFrank20 on September 05, 2018, 12:31:29 PM
It would seem that James McLean has broken his arm or wrist training with Scotland - serious enough to possibly require surgery
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-6130505/James-McClean-bemoans-luck-posts-pictures-injured-wrist.html
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Chipperfan on September 05, 2018, 12:43:51 PM
Chris Wood = Academy? I don't think so.

Surely he did? His debut appearance for the first team was at age 16 wasn’t it? Young enough to be an Academy member at the time?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tommcneill on September 05, 2018, 12:47:20 PM
Chris Wood = Academy? I don't think so.

Yes he did....

he came over at 16 and played in our Youth Academy setup before being promoted to the reserves and the first team
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on September 05, 2018, 12:48:55 PM
Surely he did? His debut appearance for the first team was at age 16 wasn’t it? Young enough to be an Academy member at the time?
yep, he was old when he started but he was deffo academy.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionic on September 05, 2018, 05:20:15 PM
Chris Wood = Academy? I don't think so.

I thought he came over from NZ (with his old man?) I checked on Wiki and he did then join the academy setup but then quickly progressed to the first team squad.
Apologies, you were correct Baggies (et al)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Oldbury_Baggie on September 06, 2018, 11:41:39 AM
Yacob linked with Forest.

https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/football/west-bromwich-albion/2018/09/06/former-west-brom-midfielder-claudio-yacob-reportedly-set-for-nottingham-forest-move/
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: bradleysrocket on September 06, 2018, 11:50:16 AM
It would seem that James McLean has broken his arm or wrist training with Scotland - serious enough to possibly require surgery
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-6130505/James-McClean-bemoans-luck-posts-pictures-injured-wrist.html
I know there is a big debate over the old Northern Ireland/Eire issue but there’d be uproar if he was playing for Scotland.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: bradleysrocket on September 06, 2018, 11:51:29 AM
Yacob linked with Forest.

https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/football/west-bromwich-albion/2018/09/06/former-west-brom-midfielder-claudio-yacob-reportedly-set-for-nottingham-forest-move/
Gutted, he’d have been a good player to have this season and I felt he’d only been let go because he wanted to return home.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Pie on September 18, 2018, 07:43:52 PM
Borja Valero just came on for Inter vs Spurs, didn't realise he moved to them
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: gerry m on September 23, 2018, 06:48:48 PM
Just read on Facebook there is a claim that Saido Berahino has fathered 3 children from 3 women in the last 6 weeks :o. Anyone knows whether this is true? If it is he is going to get taken to the cleaners and serves him right.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on September 23, 2018, 06:52:29 PM
Just read on Facebook there is a claim that Saido Berahino has fathered 3 children from 3 women in the last 6 weeks :o. Anyone knows whether this is true? If it is he is going to get taken to the cleaners and serves him right.

It’s on this thread.

http://westbrom.com/forum/index.php?topic=2906.10525 (http://westbrom.com/forum/index.php?topic=2906.10525)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: gerry m on September 23, 2018, 06:55:24 PM
It’s on this thread.

http://westbrom.com/forum/index.php?topic=2906.10525 (http://westbrom.com/forum/index.php?topic=2906.10525)

Ok didn't realise, put it on the ex-player thread as he is.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: LoxleyBaggie on October 01, 2018, 05:57:20 PM
Victor Anichebe is accusing his former club, Beijing Enterprises of match fixing after the coach told him 'not to try'.  Maybe he just doesn't understand sarcasm.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on October 03, 2018, 09:55:48 PM
As a moderating team we have discussed the best way to talk about ex-players and feel the best way is to have one topic where any ex-player can be discussed.

The point of the thread is to keep people updated on where some of our ex-players whether legend, boo-boy or even youngsters have ended up and what they are up to these days.

THIS THREAD IS NOT FOR TELLING PEOPLE THAT XX OR YY PLAYER HAS JUST SCORED A GOAL OR BEEN SENT-OFF ETC AS THERE ARE THREADS IN THE GENERAL SPORTS FORUM FOR THINGS LIKE THAT SO IF YOUR POST TELLING US THAT SIMON COX OR LUKE MOORE HAS JUST SCORED IS NOT IN THIS THREAD TRY THE OTHER FORUMS BEFORE MOANING AND PLAYING YOUR FACE TO US AS YOU MAY END UP LOOKING A BIT OF AN ARSE  ;)

There will be a seperate thread for players out on loan as there are still OUR players until we release them or sell them etc.

Just another reminder, if you wish to substitute the players name for Tyler Roberts it still applies to keep ex players scoring for other threads.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionic on October 04, 2018, 03:51:43 PM
Apologies in advance for the pedantry,

but, I noted this phrase in the original post

YOU MAY END UP LOOKING A BIT OF AN ARSE !

may I ask you to be a tad more explicit as to just which bit please, a chocolate starfish aka sherriffs badge? or a Buttock, or indeed a gooch ? I do worry somewhat about such things!

Thanks in advance for the clarification.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on October 04, 2018, 04:04:06 PM
Apologies in advance for the pedantry,

but, I noted this phrase in the original post

YOU MAY END UP LOOKING A BIT OF AN ARSE !

may I ask you to be a tad more explicit as to just which bit please, a chocolate starfish aka sherriffs badge? or a Buttock, or indeed a gooch ? I do worry somewhat about such things!


Thanks in advance for the clarification.

Or the clungey sweaty bit at the top of the crack perhaps?

Here to help.......  ;D .
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on October 05, 2018, 09:09:57 AM
Apologies in advance for the pedantry,

but, I noted this phrase in the original post

YOU MAY END UP LOOKING A BIT OF AN ARSE !

may I ask you to be a tad more explicit as to just which bit please, a chocolate starfish aka sherriffs badge? or a Buttock, or indeed a gooch ? I do worry somewhat about such things!

Thanks in advance for the clarification.

 :D You can be whichever part you think applies to you.

Seems I upset someone with my post    8)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionic on October 05, 2018, 11:26:25 AM
:D You can be whichever part you think applies to you.

Seems I upset someone with my post    8)

Not me, me old mucka (is that an arse reference??)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on October 05, 2018, 02:09:58 PM
Not me, me old mucka (is that an are reference??)

No, wasn't you, it was another member, called me an "idiot", obviously doesn't know me very well if he only went as a far as "idiot"  :D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionic on October 05, 2018, 02:29:49 PM
No, wasn't you, it was another member, called me an "idiot", obviously doesn't know me very well if he only went as a far as "idiot"  :D

Dealt with equitably, i trust !
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBAinDEVON on October 12, 2018, 12:47:59 PM
Samaras retires age 33. one signing i was quite excited with at the time
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Chipperfan on October 12, 2018, 04:06:08 PM
Samaras retires age 33. one signing i was quite excited with at the time

Christ he’s only 33? He moved like a 53 year old when he was here.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: wappingbaggie on October 16, 2018, 11:28:42 PM
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/west-brom-tony-mowbray-transfers-12793111

most of you will have seen this already as its in one of your local papers - but a great read - a 'where are they now?' of various long forgotten squad players from a decade ago - hope the link works



Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BigFrank20 on November 14, 2018, 10:41:36 AM
Nice little piece about the enigma that is/was Jason Kumas

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/football/search-jason-koumas-welsh-football-15259535

Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: collins101 on November 14, 2018, 11:29:32 AM
Nice little piece about the enigma that is/was Jason Kumas

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/football/search-jason-koumas-welsh-football-15259535

Great read this was
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: chipperclark on November 19, 2018, 05:46:14 AM
 ;D Good to see GMac playing for N.Ireland. ......Still got it at his age but noticeably "slower"top top Pro.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: east-stand-nick on November 26, 2018, 03:23:31 PM
Leon Barnett forced to retire due to a heart condition...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46346028
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: WBArgo on November 26, 2018, 03:40:14 PM
Leon Barnett forced to retire due to a heart condition...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46346028

That's sad for him, but on the plus side at least it's at this stage in his career and he didn't get affected by it. He'll be 33 next week and his career was winding down, at least he's earned a good amount and now knows his problems.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: gerry m on November 26, 2018, 04:34:18 PM
Leon Barnett forced to retire due to a heart condition...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46346028

Sad news!. Good luck Leon.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on November 26, 2018, 05:34:59 PM
I also have atrial fibrillation and never know when it is going to happen.
It means that the blood is being pumped around your body at such a fast rate, that it cannot collect oxygen from the lungs and deliver it to the brain, which means a stroke can happen because the brain is being starved of oxygen.

I hope that good luck plays a big part in Leon's future.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on December 06, 2018, 12:54:38 AM
Don't know if this has been posted elsewhere.

But Baggies Cap number 864 went to our former keeper Luke Daniels on Monday night.

(one PL appearance away to Everton when he came on as sub' for Ben Foster in 2013)

Didn't realise at the time but he was on the bench for Brentford.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on December 28, 2018, 01:34:38 PM
Gary Robson and Carlton Palmer are to receive their Baggies Caps at tomorrows game against Sheffield Wednesday.

https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2018/december/two-more-old-heroes-to-receive-caps/
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Atomic on December 28, 2018, 01:54:11 PM
Gary Robson and Carlton Palmer are to receive their Baggies Caps at tomorrows game against Sheffield Wednesday.

https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2018/december/two-more-old-heroes-to-receive-caps/


Under-rated Gary Robson was. Did well when we moved him up front for a while.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Albionic on December 28, 2018, 01:56:05 PM
Gary Robson and Carlton Palmer are to receive their Baggies Caps at tomorrows game against Sheffield Wednesday.

https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2018/december/two-more-old-heroes-to-receive-caps/

I knew Gary (and Bryan) as a kid, a really quiet unassuming lad, not a bit like Bryan.

Carlton Palmer was a really funny bloke, some of the old TV footage of him is quality!

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=carlton+palmer+joking&oq=carlton+palmer+joking&aqs=chrome..69i57.6943j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

also this article sheds some light on CP

CARLTON PALMER had just thrown up in the dug-out before Sheffield Wednesday’s match against Queen’s Park Rangers on New Year’s Day in 1994 when a concerned Les Ferdinand shuffled across.
   
“He said to me, ‘You OK Carlton? You stink of booze’,” says Palmer, recalling one of the few occasions when alcohol really did effect him on the pitch.

“When the floodlights came on in the second half, I was so disorientated I was facing my own goal. But we still won 2-1.”

But that effect was a rarity for former England midfielder Palmer who, despite playing for a host of top clubs including West Brom, Leeds United, Southampton, Nottingham Forest, Coventry and Watford, used to drink a shot of brandy to calm his nerves before each match.

Ron Atkinson, his manager at Sheffield Wednesday, had “no problem” with it, according to Palmer.

“Every player has their rituals that they associate with being successful,” he says. “And mine was take a tot of brandy before games because I used to get so nervous. It used to calm me down.

“It wasn’t a secretive swig from a hip flask hidden in my wash bag or anything like that. I was quite open about it.

“I would always come out of the dressing room last and insisted on being the last one on the field. I would wander into the lounge in the main stand at Hillsborough, past the surprised sponsors and be-suited executives, jog to the bar where the staff had lined up my drink, swig it down, joke with them ‘see you again in 90 minutes when I come in to collect my man-of-the-match award’ and run out on to the pitch.

“Big Ron never had a problem with it. Nobody had a problem with it as long as I did my job on the pitch. What you do off the pitch is immaterial in my view as long as you perform on it. It was a psychological need.

“Gary Lineker habitually took Imodium before England games; at West Brom, I remember the goalkeeper Stuart Naylor was sick before each game; and when I came across him on England duty Stuart Pearce used to find a quiet corner, put on a set of headphones and sometimes even stuck his head into a book. He never did stretches. Part of my ritual was a shot of brandy!”

After moving to Leeds, Howard Wilkinson politely suggested that Palmer cut out the alcohol to see if it improved his performances, let alone prolong his career. Palmer agreed but his form promptly fell off the proverbial cliff.

“The more I didn’t drink the worse I played,” he says.

Wilkinson, convinced that the midfielder had ignored his advice, dropped him, stuck in the reserves before calling him into his office to ask what was wrong. When Palmer assured him he was not touching a drop, Wilkinson reached into the fridge in his office, pulled out a can of lager and told him to drink it. And once he was back on the ale on a regular basis, his form returned.

But when pictures of an inebriated Palmer, in his club track suit, cavorting on the back of Sheffield Wednesday team-mate Woods on their night out before that QPR game appeared in the Sunday papers, it was the beginning of the end of Palmer’s time at Hillsborough
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on December 28, 2018, 02:25:06 PM
Carlton Palmer was a really funny bloke, some of the old TV footage of him is quality...........

......... a character and no doubt  ;D .
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: AlbionFan on January 03, 2019, 09:04:46 PM
This former West Brom man, Ishmael Miller is without a club after being released

Source: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/former-west-brom-man-without-15624529
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on January 04, 2019, 06:57:19 PM
George Thorne is to go on loan to Luton Town
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Bilston Dan on January 04, 2019, 07:29:20 PM
George Thorne is to go on loan to Luton Town

Wow...what happened to this guy? He's been blighted with injuries hasn't he? Shame there's a good player in there, hopefully he can get back to a higher level. Good lad.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Blowee on January 04, 2019, 08:08:10 PM
Potentially one of the better young players to come out of West Brom. It's a pity about his injuries which have cost him dearly over the last few seasons. Good luck to him - hope he can still prove his potential.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hull Baggie on January 08, 2019, 08:09:27 AM
This former West Brom man, Ishmael Miller is without a club after being released

Source: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/former-west-brom-man-without-15624529

That didn't last long! Signed by Tranmere Rovers.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46787836
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BoingFlyer on January 08, 2019, 09:09:49 AM
That didn't last long! Signed by Tranmere Rovers.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46787836

Hopefully it will inspire other youngsters when the big six come calling it best to finish the academy programme with us. Even those who left around 20 year's old have gone on to have a decent career.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: AlbionFan on January 08, 2019, 09:16:47 AM
Hopefully it will inspire other youngsters when the big six come calling it best to finish the academy programme with us. Even those who left around 20 year's old have gone on to have a decent career.

Didn’t we buy him from Manchester City after a loan spell with us, so not one of our Academy youngsters
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: mrvulgarity on January 08, 2019, 09:35:09 AM
Didn’t we buy him from Manchester City after a loan spell with us, so not one of our Academy youngsters

we did, he was young when joined us agreed but was a purchase, not a creation of our Academy
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: seteefeet on January 08, 2019, 09:44:47 AM
we did, he was young when joined us agreed but was a purchase, not a creation of our Academy
Very true, i was there for his debut and he absolutely exploded onto the scene! Thought he would be the real deal but injury curtailed his progress and he never really recovered.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: mrvulgarity on January 08, 2019, 09:55:57 AM
Very true, i was there for his debut and he absolutely exploded onto the scene! Thought he would be the real deal but injury curtailed his progress and he never really recovered.

Yeah for me was a real asset, like a improved Heskey. The injuries just ruined his progress, I really felt sorry for the lad, he was a top bloke
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 10, 2019, 05:20:34 PM
Adil Nabi signed for OFI Crete who have Giorgios Samaras as President
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on January 10, 2019, 05:52:13 PM
Andy Johnson will join Albion Radio for the next 10 home games starting at Norwich

https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2019/january/aj-joins-wba-radio/
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on January 13, 2019, 07:50:20 AM
Goalkeeper Elliot Morris scores 70yd goal.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/46851511 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/46851511)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Baggies on January 15, 2019, 05:23:40 PM
Completely forgot ex Albion youth player Paul Downing was playkng championshi football with Blackburn this season. Has only made 4 appearances this season and is looking likely to move back to move back to league 1 this month. Not making a bad career for himself though.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: FallOutBoy on January 16, 2019, 01:13:18 PM
Completely forgot ex Albion youth player Paul Downing was playkng championshi football with Blackburn this season. Has only made 4 appearances this season and is looking likely to move back to move back to league 1 this month. Not making a bad career for himself though.

Any player that comes through the academy and has a sustained career in league football is a success story. Some academies realise this, some don't.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: AlbionFan on January 18, 2019, 10:25:08 AM
Richard Chaplow joins Orange County SC Coaching Staff!

“I'm very happy and fortunate to have Rich join my coaching staff, he has been a big part of the growth of our club on and off the field these past few years."

- Head Coach, Braeden Cloutier.

Source: https://www.orangecountysoccer.com/news_article/show/985800) orangecountysoccer.com/news_article/s…
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on January 18, 2019, 10:50:21 AM
All of the very best Chappers.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BoingFlyer on January 31, 2019, 08:11:17 PM
Liam Ridgewell has gone to hull.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: barnestormer on January 31, 2019, 10:05:08 PM
Jerome Sinclair gone on loan to Oxford.how the mighty fall eh?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on January 31, 2019, 10:15:25 PM
Jerome Sinclair gone on loan to Oxford.how the mighty fall eh?


How the mighty fall?? Weird comment, can hardly fault the lad for picking Liverpool over us...
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 31, 2019, 10:37:13 PM
Youssouf Mulumbu gone back to Kilmarnock from Celtic on loan deal
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: AlbionFan on February 05, 2019, 10:07:14 AM
Adil Nabi: Ex-West Brom midfielder on playing with Roberto Carlos, Greece & inspiring youngsters

I had high hopes for Adil and that he would make it with us, but alas it wasn't to be

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47006218
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Mister AT on February 05, 2019, 10:33:50 AM

How the mighty fall?? Weird comment, can hardly fault the lad for picking Liverpool over us...

You just hope the Academy are showing our young lads that the grass isn't always greener at the bigger clubs.

If you look at Sinclair who left at a young age to join Liverpool, now dropping down the leagues to get games.
Izzy Brown is another, moving to Chelsea and hasn't really kicked on with any of his loan spells.

Hopefully those two examples make some of our young prospects realise it may be better for them to stick around.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: FallOutBoy on February 05, 2019, 12:53:50 PM
Adil Nabi: Ex-West Brom midfielder on playing with Roberto Carlos, Greece & inspiring youngsters

I had high hopes for Adil and that he would make it with us, but alas it wasn't to be

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47006218

He was always going to face an uphill battle as he didn't fit the way we were playing. But I thought he would have been a better fit in a foreign league.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on February 05, 2019, 05:43:11 PM
He was always going to face an uphill battle as he didn't fit the way we were playing. But I thought he would have been a better fit in a foreign league.


He was always going to face an uphill battle because he isn't very good. Assume he didn't suit the way League 1 Peterborough played either?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: The Tank on February 05, 2019, 08:10:29 PM
But.  They are still, generally, earning as much in a week as the average annual wage
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: ComebackStrodds on February 06, 2019, 05:40:05 PM
Jonas Olson has signed for Wigan until the end of the season
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: AlbionFan on February 09, 2019, 02:25:38 PM
Welsh wing wizard and ex Albion player (1985-86) Mickey Thomas has been diagnosed with stomach cancer and will start treatment on Monday.

All the best Mickey and I hope your treatment is successful
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: AlbionFan on February 11, 2019, 07:34:24 PM
Ex-West Brom and Manchester United star posts emotional message as he starts cancer treatment

Only played 20 games for us, but we are on his CV, very best of luck Mickey

Source: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/ex-west-brom-manchester-united-15815475
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: don1thedon on February 11, 2019, 08:17:42 PM
I hope everything works out for you Mickey Thomas.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on February 18, 2019, 10:27:41 PM
Didn't realise until tonight that James Quinn is 1st Team Coach at Solihull Moors where Darren Carter is Club Captain and also Academy Manager
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on February 19, 2019, 10:45:19 AM
There is a big topic in the General Sports thread about Saido Berahino so can we keep his latest misdemeanor in there please and keep this ex-player thread as football related as possible.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: AlbionFan on February 19, 2019, 10:51:43 AM
This former West Brom man is set to make his return to top flight management

Appie is back, good luck!

Source: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/former-west-brom-man-set-15812012
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on February 19, 2019, 10:52:43 AM
This former West Brom man is set to make his return to top flight management

Appie is back, good luck!

Source: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/former-west-brom-man-set-15812012

He didn't get the job, Paul Heckingbottom did.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: AlbionFan on February 19, 2019, 02:50:17 PM
He didn't get the job, Paul Heckingbottom did.

I'm disappointed for him and hope he finds a good club soon
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on February 22, 2019, 09:58:57 PM
Samir Nabi has joined Halesowen Town on loan from Torquay United whom he joined in the Summer from Carlisle United
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: beechyboy90 on February 22, 2019, 11:21:31 PM
Samir Nabi has joined Halesowen Town on loan from Torquay United whom he joined in the Summer from Carlisle United

never really done anything anywhere has he Nabi..
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Bilston Dan on February 22, 2019, 11:26:22 PM
never really done anything anywhere has he Nabi..
Isn't Adil playing in the Indian league now? I think I remember reading an article about it. I completely forgot he had a brother to be honest  ;D
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: beechyboy90 on February 22, 2019, 11:33:48 PM
Isn't Adil playing in the Indian league now? I think I remember reading an article about it. I completely forgot he had a brother to be honest  ;D

both doubted as the enxt big things. shows how much our academy has come on over the last decade
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on February 23, 2019, 09:02:35 AM
Isn't Adil playing in the Indian league now? I think I remember reading an article about it. I completely forgot he had a brother to be honest  ;D
hes has two brothers, not sure where Rahis is nowadays.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: baggiebof on February 23, 2019, 09:11:45 AM
Isn't Adil playing in the Indian league now? I think I remember reading an article about it. I completely forgot he had a brother to be honest  ;D

Adil is playing for Crete over in the Greek leagues.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: sammyg on February 23, 2019, 09:19:46 AM
hes has two brothers, not sure where Rahis is nowadays.
Rahis is playing for alvechurch now a days
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: NathWBA on February 23, 2019, 03:18:29 PM
Isn't Adil playing in the Indian league now? I think I remember reading an article about it. I completely forgot he had a brother to be honest  ;D
playing in the Greek top flight I believe
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: tuamigos on February 25, 2019, 08:45:51 PM
Ishmael Miller declared bankrupt and then makes a very generous offer!

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/fans-love-incredibly-generous-gesture-15885500

What do they spend their money on?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheBrom on February 28, 2019, 07:18:16 PM
Ishmael Miller declared bankrupt and then makes a very generous offer!

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/fans-love-incredibly-generous-gesture-15885500

What do they spend their money on?

I think the problem is they get themselves tied into expensive deals with houses, bills, cars, credit cards etc when they're on top and then have an injury which means they never earn anywhere near what they expected to and can't afford the lifestyle anymore.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: mulliganstired on February 28, 2019, 07:23:01 PM
Wasn't Miller given a new contract from us when he was injured to basically set him up for life if he couldn't play again?  Very honourable of us if it was, but doesn't seem to have worked.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheBrom on March 01, 2019, 11:49:34 PM
That Roberts kid seems to be doing alright for himself at his new club
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on March 01, 2019, 11:51:17 PM
That Roberts kid seems to be doing alright for himself at his new club
Shadupp  :'(
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on March 06, 2019, 02:08:29 PM
Lee Hughes appointed player manager of Halesowen Town until the end of the season.........

https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/football/west-bromwich-albion/2019/03/06/former-west-brom-striker-lee-hughes-appointed-player-manager-of-halesowen-town/
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: AlbionFan on March 06, 2019, 02:47:49 PM
Lee Hughes appointed player manager of Halesowen Town until the end of the season.........

https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/football/west-bromwich-albion/2019/03/06/former-west-brom-striker-lee-hughes-appointed-player-manager-of-halesowen-town/

I know Lee has made serious mistakes in his life, for which he has felt the full force of the law as a consequence and rightly so.

But there is another positive side to his character that I can voucher for in how helped me and and family member out during the most trying and difficult of times and for that kindness I will be eternally grateful to him and I wish him the very best of luck and every success in this new chapter in his life
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: AlbionFan on March 08, 2019, 05:30:58 PM
Matt Wilson Twitter Account

Lee Hughes will seek managerial advice from old team-mate Darren Moore after taking over at @Halesowentownfc. Former #wba striker wants to get into management and has started his badges

Good luck In your new venture Lee
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: chipperclark on April 04, 2019, 02:51:27 AM
  Peter Odemwingie announced his retirement at a Wembley function with media,ex-players,managers and referees present.

Great servant to us and scored many great goals not to mention 5-1 at Wolves with a "Hat-trick"

All the best "Pistol Pete" I am sure you will pop up somewhere in a coaching role.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Dan on April 04, 2019, 06:02:04 AM
Odemwingie was the best striker we've had in the premier, he was fantastic that first season. Arguably the most two footed player i've ever seen play for us. Shame how it ended for him here but it seems like time has healed wounds and most fans are willing to forgive his leaving antics.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Fritzl Palace on April 04, 2019, 11:39:43 AM
Time has been a great healer for me, I think I was only so upset at the time was because of just how good he was for us. Absolutely superb striker and I have to remember him as such.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Mister AT on April 04, 2019, 12:03:10 PM
Time has been a great healer for me, I think I was only so upset at the time was because of just how good he was for us. Absolutely superb striker and I have to remember him as such.

Exactly my thoughts too!

At the time I was fuming with him with how he pushed for a move.

But hindsight is a wonderful thing and looking back now, he was brilliant for us. Probably the last striker (Lukaku excluded) that we have had that could literally make a goal from nothing.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on May 06, 2019, 12:48:57 PM
Alex Bradley has confirmed he is leaving the club at the end of the season, the 20 year old has been at Havant and Waterlooville as well as Burton Albion this season. I would expect Burton to take him as he’s been quite successful in the past half a season, scoring his first professional goal on the final day.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: StourBaggie on May 07, 2019, 12:33:08 PM
Gary Hackett stepped down as Stourbridge manager on Sunday after 16 years in the post.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: KN22 on May 07, 2019, 12:35:52 PM
Gary Hackett stepped down as Stourbridge manager on Sunday after 16 years in the post.

Did they lose their play off game then?
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Aztech on May 07, 2019, 12:38:29 PM
Did they lose their play off game then?

Yes lost 2-1 to Alvechurch in the semi final, who themselves lost in the final.

Good news though as Bromsgrove Sporting secured their 3rd successive promotion.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: KN22 on May 07, 2019, 12:40:44 PM
Thanks Aztech
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: StourBaggie on May 07, 2019, 12:45:40 PM
Did they lose their play off game then?

Lost after surrendering home advantage after the Southern League/FA made a balls-up with the fixtures following an investigation into one of the other play-off teams.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: elmo_in_swansea on May 24, 2019, 07:22:17 AM
Graham Dorrans attacked on holiday??
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/rangers-footballer-graham-dorrans-bottled-16192688
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: AlbionFan on May 24, 2019, 07:59:56 AM
"Mickey Thomas: 'I'm cancer free', says ex-Wales midfielder"

Best wishes Mickey

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48390089
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: AlbionFan on May 24, 2019, 08:34:27 AM
Ex-West Brom star Graham Dorrans 'bottled in brutal attack' on Ibiza holiday

Shameful!

Source: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/ex-west-brom-star-graham-16323467
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: don1thedon on May 24, 2019, 08:59:32 AM
"Mickey Thomas: 'I'm cancer free', says ex-Wales midfielder"

Best wishes Mickey

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48390089
That's great news, good luck for the future Mickey!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on June 01, 2019, 11:03:44 PM
Sturridge relegated this time last year, lifts the Champions League this year. It’s a funny old game.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: costa blanca baggie on June 02, 2019, 01:41:50 AM
Sturridge relegated this time last year, lifts the Champions League this year. It’s a funny old game.
It is for him. Wasn’t for us.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: zippyandbungle on June 02, 2019, 12:30:46 PM
Sturridge relegated this time last year, lifts the Champions League this year. It’s a funny old game.
I still cannot find anything funnier than the PSG scouts saying ..."right we have Cavani,Neymar and Mbappe....we now need Chupa Mouting from stoke"
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: ex coseley kid on June 02, 2019, 04:00:59 PM
Sturridge relegated this time last year, lifts the Champions League this year. It’s a funny old game.

Total bellend. If he was on fire, well you know what I would not do.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: AlbionFan on June 04, 2019, 04:39:34 PM
The Hatters are delighted to announce that terms have been agreed with winger Callum McManaman, who will join the club on 1st July once his contract has expired with Wigan Athletic.

Goodluck with that Mr Jones
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on June 05, 2019, 12:09:47 PM
Ex academy keeper Adam Przybek has signed for Ipswich Town on a two year deal
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: alex1 on June 05, 2019, 09:23:53 PM
Barry Hughes, who was in our youth team for several years early 60's, has died in the Netherlands. After leaving us he spent his entire playing and coaching career in Holland, credited with discovering Ruud Gullit and having Louis van Gaal working for him. He was perhaps most famous as the "Entertrainer" with a couple of pop numbers which made the Dutch Top 10. He was also well known for performing on stage during the Dutch Carneval season.  Football wise his teams were average 2nd division, but he was very media friendly which must have helped him in his career.   
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: DutchBaggies on June 08, 2019, 01:09:32 PM
Barry Hughes was an absolute TV legend over here.  His death was one of the lead stories on the morning news.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on June 09, 2019, 10:22:16 PM
Alex Bradley has confirmed he is leaving the club at the end of the season, the 20 year old has been at Havant and Waterlooville as well as Burton Albion this season. I would expect Burton to take him as he’s been quite successful in the past half a season, scoring his first professional goal on the final day.

Seems he was all set to sign for Burton and they've had a change of mind now and pulled out of the deal

https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2019/06/07/tt-nigel-cliugh-says-burton-albion-opted-against-signing-alex-br/
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: FallOutBoy on June 10, 2019, 01:21:06 PM
Seems he was all set to sign for Burton and they've had a change of mind now and pulled out of the deal

https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2019/06/07/tt-nigel-cliugh-says-burton-albion-opted-against-signing-alex-br/

I always thought Bradley would go on to have a Sam Mantom-esque career. May struggle for a club now though.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: BB74 on June 10, 2019, 06:07:33 PM
Nacer Chadli voted flop of the season in France.

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/chadli-monaco-west-brom-thierry-16406396 (https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/chadli-monaco-west-brom-thierry-16406396)
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: TheJacko2000 on June 14, 2019, 01:55:13 PM
Harvey Barnes signs new 5 year contract at Leicester City.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: lewisant on June 14, 2019, 01:58:06 PM
That's a big ol' contract!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: phbaggies on June 14, 2019, 02:00:08 PM
Harvey Barnes signs new 5 year contract at Leicester City.
Protecting his value which will only rise, perfect club and manager for his development to be honest, Rodgers will play him and he fits Rodgers style of play, good luck to him!
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on June 14, 2019, 03:28:23 PM
Tahvon Campbell has signed a 2 year deal with Cheltenham Utd.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: iwastherein68 on June 15, 2019, 09:42:14 PM
Nacer Chadli voted flop of the season in France.

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/chadli-monaco-west-brom-thierry-16406396 (https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/chadli-monaco-west-brom-thierry-16406396)
Waste of space.
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: SmethDan on June 16, 2019, 01:12:21 AM
Tahvon Campbell has signed a 2 year deal with Cheltenham Utd (edited: Town) .

Saw him play a couple of times when he was younger.

Good movement off the ball and he looked as though he had something about him

Very good friends with Saido though........  :-X .
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on June 20, 2019, 02:53:37 PM
Not exactly ex player so move/delete as appropriate:

Nicky Hammond has been appointed Director of Football at Celtic
https://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/sport/17719658.celtic-appoint-former-west-brom-man-as-director-of-football/
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on June 23, 2019, 11:22:30 AM
Marcus Haber now playing in the Canadian Premier League for Pacific FC, didn't even know they had a new league until now, first season apparently
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: Foster#1 on June 23, 2019, 12:16:26 PM
Florentina in talks with inter about resigning Valero

 :-X
Title: Re: Ex Players Thread
Post by: OldburyWBA on June 23, 2019, 12:25:09 PM
Florentina in talks with inter about resigning Valero

 :-X

Had a decent career at the top level in Italy after leaving us, right player wrong time