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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Craig Dawson
« on: Today at 08:39:08 AM »

I think it's safe to say you can go back through about 6 years of posts saying he's awful  ;D
Same here.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Craig Dawson
« on: Yesterday at 10:26:16 PM »
Watford in talks over a deal to sign West Brom defender Craig Dawson.
Take the money and mug them off. Poor footballer, surprised if he gets a game for them.

Julian Dicks manages Heybridge Swifts who play in the fifth division of the Isthmian League North. Can't see us matching their transfer budget or compo' demands. Time to move on to the next target before getting our hopes up, and as for landing that twenty plus goal striker of theirs we've got no chance.........
Fair point.
However, Woodard Wanderers, of the "Bob a Job" League, District 9, have just parted company with their half time orange slicer, Joe "Zico" Jones. Rumour has it he's "still got it" even with 85 years on his clock. Could be worth a cheeky bid.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Darren Moore sacked
« on: June 18, 2019, 11:04:04 AM »
weve had some terrible managers but saying he wouldn't be near the top of the list does not mean hes a good manager does it ?

the resources he had we should have been higher than 4th its as simple as that really and he was very lucky to get the job in the first place.

a poor manager but lovely man and ex player. i hope he makes a career out of management in the lower leagues because i feel that is his limit as a manager.

anybody who plays Dwight Gayle left wing for months really isnt cut out to be a manager at a high level unfortunately.
4th in the Championship doesn't make him chyte either, which was the original quote.
You could also argue that anyone who can manage a team that scores the most goals in all 4 divisions, must have something about them.
We've had better and we've certainly had worse.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Darren Moore sacked
« on: June 17, 2019, 12:42:44 PM »
Lovely bloke chyte manager
Think that's a bit unfair, he did a decent job, just didn't quite have that extra bit of oomph. If I were to put together a list of chyte managers he would be nowhere near the top.
Hope he gets the chance to continue his managerial career and is a huge success.

Think it's highly unlikely but, if Bilic wants him, and there is a way to make it happen, then it's a no brainer. Certainly no harm in discussing it on here, what else have we got to talk about?

Juilan Dicks will be one of them.
Can we bring him on just to take penalties?
What makes you think this? have they worked together before? Not heard of Dicks since he packed in playing to be honest. Wouldn't think he would suffer fools gladly though, unless he's mellowed as a coach.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Darren Moore sacked
« on: June 15, 2019, 01:05:49 PM »
This sums the man up for me.  What a thoroughly nice human being.

Happy with Bilic  and we move on but still think WBA FC is a worse place without him. Really hope he gets that 2nd chance and smashes it.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Salomon Rondon
« on: June 14, 2019, 11:50:07 AM »
I would love him to stay, think he would stand out a mile in the Championship. Maybe not in terms of goals, can't see him getting 20+, even at that level but, his all round game would terrorise Champ defenders.
Can't see it in a million years though, so just have to get every penny we can for him and invest in a target man with 20+ potential.

Massive uplift for me but then, I've never made a secret of the fact that I'm fickle as feck!

General Football & Sports / Re: Anything Birmingham City
« on: June 13, 2019, 03:16:22 PM »
It's been reported that he isn't leaving (yet) hasn't it?

Be a huge blow for Blues if he does leave, he has had them punching above their weight when you look at their squad and situation. I did read that one of the big problems was that he didn't want to sign Gary Gardner on a permanent but the club did it anyway, if that is the case then I really cant see him being there come start of the season.
Does that mean he's got Gary and Craig? :o
Don't blame him for doing a runner, couldn't make one footballer between em.

Very pleased with this , shows a bit of ambition. Bilic is no fool and needs to rebuild his reputation so, if this was a hiding to nothing,  due to lack of funds, I don't think he would have taken it.
Hope he does a Roy (without the bogging off to manage England bit)

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: June 13, 2019, 09:34:52 AM »
Rumours are gary monk has left blues, blues fans are going mad!

I wonder if there may be a late twist......
Yep, saying he's been, or about to be, sacked which just seems absolutely bonkers. Can only think it's a falling out over money.
Too late for him to be in the frame for us though, Bilic seems nailed on, which I'm happy with to be honest. Monk has done a good job, but his football's not great and he just seems unlucky as fudge! He's like Uncle Albert off Only Fools and Horses, every ship he sails on ends up sinking!

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: June 12, 2019, 09:05:18 AM »
Very happy with this, and not just because he is a very good manager, but also because it puts to bed the "cheap option" rhetoric. I was actually starting to buy into it myself that we were on an, asset stripping, downward spiral, whereas this appointment suggests the club still has serious ambitions. I know he is out of work but I can't imagine he was at the cheaper end of the scale compared to others mentioned.
Glad when it is finally confirmed so that I can get some positive vibes back.

You stated that “many were deriding him”, well usually the masses are correct or at the very least have some sort of reasoning for their standpoint.
He was not and won’t be a club legend, I think to call him so is almost cursory to super bob, Astle ,bomber and co
May also be worth pointing out that if the club had treated Moore (1 home win in 4 months) it would be strange to hear him on the tv wish8ng all at wba the very best ...he could just stay quiet
The board couldn’t win, he was out of his depth but had the swell of support after half a dozen end of season games, if they didn’t appoint him they were stupid, racist and short sighted, if they did it was the cheap option that was always going to end in tears .
It didn't prove to be the right decision though because it had no positive impact whatsoever.
1 home win in 4 months is a poor record for sure but you fail to mention the 6 away wins in the same period.
He may not have been as good a player as the 3 you mention but there is more to being a legend than that. In terms of his integrity, attitude and service to our club, then, to me, he most certainly is and always will be a legend. His reaction to being sacked, as mentioned in your post, is simply further evidence of this, IMO.
The board could have won, they just had to bring in a replacement capable of improving things on the pitch, they didn't and still haven't. He paid the price for their incompetence which continues now, 3 months down the line.

That's the problem though, it's a contradiction. It can only be the correct decision if there was a plan to move forward. As it was we sacked him but changed nowt and in my view it had no positive effect whatsoever. Pointless and clueless.

I’m absolutely fed up with WBA and not just the clowns running the club . Moore restored my pride in my club and was treated diabolically. So many on here constantly deriding him and look where we are now, no further forward, in fact probably two steps back. Whoever gets the job will be hounded by the know-alls so will have no chance to build.
Our last shred of integrity disappeared when we sacked a club legend whilst sitting 4th in the hardest league in Europe. No wonder we finding it hard to recruit when their job is to do better than Moore with less money and the same crap squad.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: June 07, 2019, 03:19:19 PM »
I would be excited by the appointment of Bilic but would be very surprised if he came to us. I think that he would want a big say in player recruitment and other team/management matters and I can’t see our board giving that to him.
Managerial autonomy is rare these days so I think working with a DoF is virtually inevitable, therefore,I see no reason why Bilic is unlikely, I think we are a good fit. His stock is not that high after the Saudi experiment and we are still a good proposition and will certainly be one of the favourites for promotion next season. If he can get that done he will either get another crack at the Prem with us or will have re-established himself enough to tempt bigger clubs.
I've backed us at 10/1 as I think this may drop once he is appointed.  8)

General Football & Sports / Re: Anything England Football
« on: June 07, 2019, 10:15:42 AM »
That's what I thought - have Darren and Jones been coaching our defenders!!

Like Albion, England struggled to hold the ball in the midfield which meant the defenders had the ball too much and therefore had too many chances to make mistakes.

We (England) won't win anything until we address this midfield 'hole' .........with players who can hold onto the ball when we're a bit knackered.
Everyone's at it though, Holland's goal came from a defensive cock up. It's like it's suddenly the only way to play the game. Bonkers.The amount of times the ball was played to Pickford while he was stood on his goal line was ridiculous.
Defenders that can't play football and midfielders who don't show for the ball = disaster.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: June 05, 2019, 12:19:39 PM »
Would be happy with Bilic, a very pleasant surprise to be honest. Hope we can get it done.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: June 05, 2019, 09:24:33 AM »
Spinning plates sounds a bit like shopping with the missus.

1st shop: Tries on a top and loves it
"How's it look?",
"Fantastic, you should get it"
"It's a bit pricey, I might have a look round, might get something cheaper"
"If you like it, it's worth it, just get it"
"No, come on we can always come back"
5 hours and 27 shops later.
"I think I'm going to go back and get that first top, it was perfect"
Get back to 1st top and guess what?
"Oh no, they don't have it in my size now"

Leave shop with Michael Appleton.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: June 04, 2019, 04:19:51 PM »
Just waiting for the "highly regarded within the game" number 2 to enter the fray as we get nearer to the bottom of the barrel (we are not far off if Coleman is genuinely under consideration)
Perhaps they are waiting for England to lose before announcing, a-la Alan F Irvine.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: June 04, 2019, 11:06:31 AM »
That Kind of common sense talk is not welcome around these parts!

You make very good points and i tend to be swaying towards Hughton based on what you are saying here.
Careful what you wish for.
There is another "more experienced", "conservative" manager lurking in the shadows. :o

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: June 04, 2019, 11:03:03 AM »
I’m intrigued by what you think Dowling could say.  There’s no manager yet, and we haven’t sold any players yet, so is he supposed to (a) go out and sign players that the new manager may neither need nor want, and (b) spend money without knowing how much we can afford to spend if no players are sold?
As I said, I would like him to give us his vision of how he wants us to progress and what sort of manager we are looking at. If he did that, as I said, I wouldn't mind the wait. As it is though, our approach is so scattergun, my view is that it is guided only by money, therefore Dowling holds little sway and the club has no real blueprint of how we move forward in terms of actual football.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: June 04, 2019, 08:58:14 AM »
If we were holding out for someone who fits our specific blueprint of how we take the team forward, I would be happy to wait. Sadly, I don't think anyone can argue a case for that, based on the candidates, they are just too different in terms of style, experience, attitude etc. All lends itself to the theory that we are indeed being run by the incompetent accountant. Nothing Dowling has said suggests he's anything more than a junior manager.
Been a shambles since Moore was sacked. No plan then, no plan now.

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