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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: Today at 07:48:56 AM »
The Labbadia rumours are like deja vu

Remember when we were linked with Ralf Rangnick a few years ago?

That came to nothing as well

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Rest in Peace Cyrille Regis.
« on: May 21, 2019, 07:06:38 PM »
When compred to the Bomber statue I think it's a really poor likeness

If you just saw the faces away from the shirts and the setting, you would struggle to know who they were

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: May 20, 2019, 08:52:47 PM »
Surprised noone is mentioning Johnson at Bristol City.

3 months on and our board have not got a clue.
Why would he leave Bristol City (who are likely to be in a better position to chase promotion) for us

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Rekeem Harper
« on: May 16, 2019, 08:39:45 PM »
I wonder if they wan't Leko as well. BOGOF.
I was startled the other night to see their performance level against the level of our loanee players.

The loanees were busting a gut and these pair couldn't be bothered.
I know Leko hasn't had much game time this season, based on his performances when he has been on you can see why.
These pair are local lads so you would think they would have a certain amount of affiliation with the club.
Personally I wouldn't be sorry to see the back of the pair of them

Yes please, get rid of Leko
For a young player, by all accounts a local lad, trying to break into the first team, and playing against local rivals in such an important game, he did himself no favours by jogging about hardly breaking a sweat, when he ought to have been busting a gut
We might has well have been down to 9 men

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: What happens if we stay down
« on: May 12, 2019, 07:42:31 PM »
Plus Rondon and Burke of course.
If all these leave the club we should bring in something approaching 100 million pounds. If just half of that is used to buy good foreign or championship players plus our talented youngsters perhaps the future isn’t too gloomy. The right appointment of a manager is a must, I would like Potter. This close season is so vital for the clubs future.

As I have said on the next manager thread, why would Potter leave Swansea for a club no more likely to go up than his present club, especially one with no ambition, money or direction
The same applies to the Bristol City manager.
Just because we were recently in the Premier League doesn't mean these managers will come as soon as we call

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: May 12, 2019, 07:32:42 PM »
I understand people wanting the likes of Monk and Potter, but looking from their viewpoint, why (apart from money) would particularly Potter leave a project he has already made some progress on, for a club with no direction, who are no more likely to be promoted next season than his present club

Went on line 9:00 am Tuesday morning - sorted by 9:10 am with 2 tickets and they arrived this morning

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Sam Field
« on: April 21, 2019, 07:21:01 PM »
Jacko doesn't rate him and Jacko is never wrong apparently  :o

On this occasion I agree 100% with Jacko
I have never seen anything in Field to suggest he will make the grade.
I think too many look at him through their blue and white glasses, just because he's "one of our own"

« on: April 17, 2019, 07:53:40 PM »
This seems to be a complete waste of time and effort to me
None of the real issues fans are concerned about are ever discussed

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Rekeem Harper
« on: April 04, 2019, 01:13:04 PM »
Nothing wrong with comparing, especially if there are comparisons.

Yes but my point is that in no way can Harper likened to Cunningham - there simply is no comparison

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Rekeem Harper
« on: April 03, 2019, 08:47:54 PM »
I find it absolutely incredible  that anyone could compare Harper with Laurie Cunningham  :o :o

Harper looks promising at times, but Laurie was a genius, genuinely two footed, pace, trickery - he had everything. I read somewhere he was the only Real Madrid player ever to be applauded by both sets of fans at the Nou Camp

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Promotion race 2018/2019
« on: April 01, 2019, 12:26:08 PM »
The thought of Vile in playoff final is double edged for me, maybe it shows how starved of success as an Albion fan I am, but to beat that lot at Wembley would surpass anything I have experienced as an Albion fan. But to lose to them, would be beyond unbearable.

Can you imagine the journey back from Wembley if we lost to Villa  :o :o

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: West Bromwich who?
« on: February 07, 2019, 08:06:51 PM »
I would prefer us to be called simply "Albion"

I don't have an problem with West Bromwich Albion, but it's a bit of a mouthful, and I hate the way it's always shortened to "West Brom"

The other annoying thing is if you put "west" into Google the first thing it comes up with is "Ham"

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: West Bromwich who?
« on: February 06, 2019, 10:21:46 PM »
Definitely THE Albion

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Best Ever Albion Player
« on: February 05, 2019, 07:52:03 PM »
I have been watching since the early sixties so I have seen many great players - Bomber, The King, Chippy Clark. Bobby Hope, Bryan Robson, Len Cantello, Cyrille, Koumas and so on, but head and shoulders above all for ability was Laurie Cunningham (the only Real Madrid player ever to be applauded off at the Nou Camp)

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Stadium Expansion
« on: January 13, 2019, 06:42:32 PM »
There was a lack of forward thinking when we started ground redevelopement.

We should have started with replacing the old rainbow, and built the new stand 20 yards further back, onto what is now the car park, then followed on with the Brummie Road and Smethwick ends, which would then have left plenty of room for a mirror image of the East stand on Halfords Lane

I am sure in the long run this would have been cheaper than trying to "bridge" Halfords Lane

General Football & Sports / Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« on: January 12, 2019, 10:26:05 PM »
Dean Smith though...  ;)  {best manager in the league}

Heard one seal on WM after the match saying he's got to go

Also several on their forum calling for his head

General Football & Sports / Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« on: January 06, 2019, 08:55:46 PM »
If they sign Maupay and play him with Grealish, it will be like them having Tom Daley and his twin brother  :P :P

General Football & Sports / Re: Dingle watch - Anything Wolves
« on: January 03, 2019, 08:00:23 PM »
Don't normally hear much of the show but heard a good one on WM phone in last night last night when a Villa fan called them "Bilston Barcelona"

Tickled me anyway

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Sam Field
« on: January 03, 2019, 07:51:35 AM »
He's obviously not good enough.

Sadly I have to agree. I have never been very impressed to be honest, I think people are clutching at straws to have "one of our own" in the team

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Darren Moore sacked
« on: December 20, 2018, 08:10:58 PM »
While not disagreeing that the team needs to keep more clean sheets in the second half of the season, IMO to a certain extent there is an element of luck when keeping or not keeping the ball out of the net in any given game. In recent matches IMO we have looked pretty comfortable and sides have scored with virtually their first and possibly only chances.

OTOH teams can keep clean sheets yet seriously ride their luck in doing so, in that the opposition can miss numerous chances. A good example of this is Leeds v Sheff Utd a few weeks back. Sheff Utd created more opportunities v Leeds than they did against us, yet Leeds kept the clean sheet.

Also, however well you defend, you can't legislate for a team scoring a fantastic goal which nothing could be done to prevent it. This was and is one of the big flaws in 'Pulisball' tactics. Nicking 1-0's is all well and good but with a little bit of luck going against you these results can easily swing the other way.

However there isn't a great deal of luck when it comes to being free-scoring, a team is either capable of putting the ball in the net frequently or it is not.

I would also add that apart from Middlesbrough, Leeds and possibly Forest, the other promotion chasing teams have defensive records that are not significantly different from Albion's. (I don't consider having 4,5, 6 goals less conceded over 20+ matches to be 'significant'.)

Score 2+ goals per game on average over the course of a season and a team will be unlucky to not be promoted come the seasons end. We're currently on track for that target.

I might be a bit thick here but what's "OTOH"?

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Jay Rodriguez
« on: December 09, 2018, 07:34:15 PM »
I'll give him a hand packing if Burnley hand over the money.

Obviously there will be handkerchiefs readily available for those who cannot handle his departure.

Hopefully, we'll find a more handy player upfront after we make an handsome profit on him.

What? More handy than Jay was on Friday?

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Jay Rodriguez
« on: November 30, 2018, 06:44:13 PM »
It's true some of his goals have been pens, but look how many pens Shearer scored

General Football & Sports / Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« on: October 07, 2018, 01:34:34 PM »
Tickled me

General Football & Sports / Foreign Leagues
« on: September 27, 2018, 01:01:36 PM »
How many on here have watched any foreign games live?

I was in Germany last weekend and went to a Bundesliga 3 game, Zwickau v Osnabruck
It was interesting to see but the standard was absolutely dire, like watching two pub teams. Decent crowd though and a nice little ground, capacity about 10,000 and about half full, but a good atmosphere
It was interesting to listen to the fans comments. I speak some German so understood most of it, and the moans and complaints are the same all everywhere

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