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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: System tactics personnel
« on: June 15, 2019, 06:36:17 PM »
                      Johnstone/Hart

Holgate.       Bartley.    Hegazi.   Gibbs

              Noble.          Livermore
 Phillips.                                    Edwards

               Rondon.    Gayle

This team is not beyond the realms ,sell Dawson, JRod and a couple of others , gives us some movement on Rondon and Gayle , noble as player/ass coach, Holgate loan

Why not ?

Rondon is gone. The club will not miss out on £16m for him, given JR will go for £5m. Both will be snapped up.

Gayle and Gibbs will go to the premier League.

I hope you are right come Sept 1st but I reckon we might have 4 of those names only next season.

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West brom and villa are two completely different set ups, what works for one may not work for another.

Ever thought that Dean Smith may have rejected us if he was approached?

I also think Smith would have left us for Villa given it is his dream job.

Very pleased with Bilic. Jokanovic was my first choice, but he obviously messed us around, so pleased with Bilic. Board and fans need to back him now.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Under 23's/ Academy Thread
« on: June 12, 2019, 02:56:21 PM »
Morgan Rogers is an Albion fan though - I don't think Barry is. They might make a difference for Rogers.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Under 23's/ Academy Thread
« on: June 12, 2019, 02:42:41 PM »
Might not be Barcelona who get him, but it will be a major European team from a capital city. If he was going for football reasons, you would go to Barcelona I think?. If you go for money reasons, there are a few others...

Read a report saying since a recent European tournament where he scored loads of goals, he has been offered around Europe's top clubs by his agent. Albion are so out of this race...

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Tbh no, not at the moment. I look forward to games again and enjoyed last season.

I struggled to motivate myself under Pulis but we are still light years ahead of the 80s and 90s. Good academy, great training facilities, modern stadium and decent players.

Our owner is learning and doesn't want to make another mistake. He cannot invest due to Chinese rules - whether he would want to is a different matter.

I went to 30+ games last year and I thoroughly enjoy seeing games we go to, hoping to win, as opposed to expecting to lose.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: June 08, 2019, 02:55:08 PM »

It actually says "if they can agree terms".

Yes I was as guilty as you initially at not looking into the article. Misquote. No story at the moment. Talks apparently continuing.

Yes, this is correct.

People reacting to a mis-quote when you read the actual tweet by Alan Nixon.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: June 08, 2019, 12:01:32 PM »
Adkins fits in with us researching the A to C headings of managers - Bilic, Bruno, Appleton, Cowley,  ;D

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Jay Rodriguez
« on: June 03, 2019, 05:29:02 PM »
Good shout

No chance - he'll be on ridiculous money.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Rekeem Harper
« on: June 03, 2019, 01:48:00 PM »
Fan's on here may know better than me, and I'd welcome the feedback, but I can't recall, since our academy was introduced and I'm  not saying there hasn't been, a young player who has allowed his contract to run down, left and then gone on too much bigger and better things than the Albion.

Can anyone enlighten me please?

Tyler Roberts arguably. He ran it down, said he wouldn't sign, so we sold him. Leeds better and bigger??

Define bigger and better?

Izzy Brown is a multi millionaire - he is better off financially for his family at Chelsea than being with us? Football wise, he has wasted his career, but his family are sorted for life.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Jay Rodriguez
« on: June 03, 2019, 11:47:37 AM »
I think we can say goodbye to Jay Rod, you can't blame him for wanting Prem football.
The transfer window for us this time is going to be very interesting, i just hope we don't faff about like we usually do, something tells me we won't, i hope i am right.

We won't faff about ?

What recent appointment or transfer makes you think this will be the case? I hope you are right but approaching 3 months for a manager suggests we have very few plans in place.beying plan A.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Jay Rodriguez
« on: June 03, 2019, 10:49:09 AM »
much as I believe JRod is over rated at B71, £5M is not sufficient compensation, if we have allowed a clause of that value to be inserted into his contract, it is another example of gross incompetence by the suits IMO.

This won"t be correct. Burnley bid £15m last seaso so do not know where the £5m has come from.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: May 31, 2019, 07:01:29 PM »
Someone mentioned earlier about a scatter gun approach.

Seems to me the only thing we know is what we will give as wages. Given the range of names we are linked with, the style of football does not appear to be a big priority.

We 'appear' to be lurching from target to target, with wages being a major factor, as shown by Jokanovic apparently.

The longer this goes on, the longer it looks like Appleton...

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: May 31, 2019, 06:28:49 PM »
Wait for the Labbadia deal to collapse over the weekend, due to Jenkins penny pinching AGAIN. We will get what we pay for - A cheap no good manager that takes us backwards even more. Jenkins has absolutely no vision, and clearly doesn't understand that quality comes at a price.

There are mentions on social media that the deal has collapsed. I have read in two or three unreliable places, so perhaps utter rubbish.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: May 31, 2019, 11:35:55 AM »
Our current (DoF) model sounds great provided you have a very good football director so there's a lot riding on Dowling being the right person for this huge summer.

He was at Watford and Forest before so hopefully he provides more of the approach at Watford rather than Forest. Nick Hammond, Terraneo and Terry Burton apparently had a good reputation / pedigree too but we know how all that turned out!

I look at the board at the moment with massive concerns and doubts about whether they will ever get these big decisions right. This is based on the past few years of decision making which involved Jenkins and different football directors since Dan Ashworth.

Even if we get a top head coach/ manager, will he have the team around him to make some quality changes? Time will tell I guess..............

Very good point, but a top coach could hopefully recommend other top people to bring in to join the team??

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: May 30, 2019, 04:36:43 PM »
We cant even afford alphebeti spaghetti

That made me chuckle.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Rekeem Harper
« on: May 30, 2019, 02:26:30 PM »
The fact he still hasnt signed screams of wanting to move clubs. If he was committed, he knows the deal on the table, so he either says yes, or Im off. Worse case scenario is he waits for better deal to come along, which doesn't happen, and he begrudgingly signs our deal. I'd set him a date to sign by, or s*d off. He's clearly not that committed to the club.

Don't think this is a factor, but maybe our new manager will be a major factor.

If my boss was about to change and might not rate me but  I could earn more or similar elsewhere but know I was wanted, would you not wait??

Personally, I think he was gone a long time ago but I would wait to see the new bloke - will you play me?  If non committal, I would go elsewhere who would commit to me.

Also think, outlet second offer was made for the benefit of the tribunal. He has only been at Albion the last three years because he signed a pre contract agreement and couldn't get out of it.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: May 29, 2019, 05:33:05 PM »
Brighton's goals are very different to ours!

Other team's goals seem to include wanting to appoint managers quickly for a start .

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: May 27, 2019, 02:06:03 PM »
All clubs do, do you think Real Madrid are happy this year ?
Man Utd are in almost chaos, the "massive global entity" at b6 will get the bus out if they somehow fluke getting out of little league, Bolton are going to the wall etc etc etc
We average less than 26k at home, during my time supporting us we have had the next England manager, a World Cup winner, a bloke who scored a hatrick vs wolves , Taylor, Phillips, Kamara , Gera , Maresca , a Wembley win and some great results against Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea et al
I've also watched James sodding Quinn , seen us ducked at home by Wigan, hull and reading , refused to pay to watch a Tony pulis masterclass and saw brunt played out of position and 2 seasons too many
But the world did not implode, we are not perpetually crap and no....I don't particularly feel let down, I've said many times if people don't/didn't like Lai/Peace ...buy them out ...they make the decisions and also rely on those around them to make decisions....I would suggest that neither doweling, lai , peace or any other name that gets vilified wakes up and thinks "why don't we make some crazy decisions and see if we can wipe a load of the value of the business"
But for some reason it seems trendy to have a negative disposition and to think we are entitled to tell people how to run the business

Fair comment. Not sure my posts have criticized anyone particularly but I am frustrated with our lack of action signing managers and the speed we take.

It is easier to be negative. Most football fans are pessimistic are they not?

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: May 26, 2019, 07:53:11 PM »
I did say that?
The point was that the poster said he's had forty years of being let down....its not true IMO

Forty years might be an exaggeration as in every year of the 40, but you know what I mean in terms of over 40 years, we have lots of let downs...

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: May 26, 2019, 04:59:48 PM »
This time tomorrow he’ll have had his talks and probably be ruled out of the running ;D


I know you jest, but we both know that you will be right.

A different exciting approach would be wonderful, but you just know our aims/money/wages will be too low....

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: May 26, 2019, 04:36:11 PM »
http://www.kicker.de/news/fussball/bundesliga/startseite/750160/artikel_labbadia_ich_habe_es_geliebt_.html

Labbadia said no to Hamburg and seems to think he’ll be working abroad. I think it’s going to him. Would be exciting and would mean we would recruit 1/2 from outside the UK for once!

I wish I could get my hopes up....
40 years have taught me otherwise

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Under 23's/ Academy Thread
« on: May 24, 2019, 11:24:09 PM »
So, we could lose Jamie Soule, Louie Barry and Rekeem Harper all in the space of a season for minimal compensation as they are all going abroad.

Three England internationals, the jewels in our academy...

You have to ask the question, what is the point?

Might as well close the academy down.

Matt Smith, Yan Dhanda, Izzy Brown, Jerome Sinclair all poached. Three more to add to the list.
7 academy stars nicked in 4ish years...

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: May 23, 2019, 06:58:24 PM »
Why do I have a bad feeling about this?

Just cannot see labbadia coming to us.

At the end of it all I think it will be Shan or Appleton because I seriously doubt anyone will come when our best players are about to be sold, there is uncertainty over the owner, from the outside in it looks a shambles, noone outside the fan base understands in the slightest why big Dave got sacked and a lot of people hate us for it.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Craig Dawson
« on: May 22, 2019, 06:09:17 PM »
In his defence, no pun intended, he has, imo, had a good season for us and didn't let us down

I thought he had a few good games but overall was below par to what I had hoped.

Was excellent Vs Villa in the play off at the Hawthorns I would agree.

£15m seems too good to be true.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: May 22, 2019, 06:07:44 PM »
West Brom set for talks with outgoing Wolfsburg manager Bruno Labbadia

Suddenly, my interest has been recaptured!

Source: https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/football/west-bromwich-albion/2019/05/22/west-brom-set-for-talks-with-outgoing-wolfsburg-manager-bruno-labbadia/

Does seem to be more interesting and would get the juices going...

Labbadia.   Interesting anagram possible... Bad *****

Surely wouldn't choose us though and would have better options??

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