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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Shan appointed until end of season
« on: April 16, 2019, 04:47:07 PM »
we have been filmed... TWICE in two separate seasons.

Very true - the 'Artist In Residence' and 'Behind The Badge' documentaries.

However, in both of those documentaries (and correct me if I'm wrong) but I remember them both being focused on the team, with the Artist In Residence doc more about the actual artist and him encapsulating the emotions of the fans throughout the season. Neither doc focuses on the board and their what happens behind the scenes in the club.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Shan appointed until end of season
« on: April 16, 2019, 03:07:59 PM »
We're an absolute joke of a club at the minute.

I have nothing against Shan and he is doing the best job he can do at the minute (at least he is learning from his mistakes, with the change of shape, playing a more direct style, and finally putting Gayle and J-Rod up top together). I will be supporting him throughout the rest of the season and during the twists and turns in the play offs.

But to leave us in this position, asking a youth coach with a complete lack of experience to get the better of coaches with top level Championship teams in the play offs, is scandalous, outrageous and frankly, an utter embarrassment.

Will somebody tell me what Luke Dowling has done at this club since his arrival other than identify several loan signings from the Premier League that any football with fan with half a brain could have spotted? I still sit here and cannot believe the ineptitude of the board to NOT have a plan. Every football club these days should have a shortlist of 3/4 managers who they like and are ready to go for.

While watching the Netflix documentary 'Sunderland Til I Die' the decision making and general poor management from their top brass was enough to leave me laughing; I'd dread to think if we were filmed what we would see!

I fear this board is not finished with is disgraceful decision making just yet.

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General Football & Sports / Re: Ben Foster (Sold to Watford)
« on: March 02, 2019, 03:58:17 PM »

He'd have kept a clean sheet at home to Middlesbrough and that's without me really needing to think about it.


He would have prevented a few of the long range efforts that have beaten Johnstone too. Sheffield Wednesday away springs to mind.


You just never see Johnstone make a save that you wouldn't expect any competent keeper to make. You never say, he had no right to save that. Foster is consistently making saves of this type.

Although I agree with your sentiments regarding Johnstone, the save he made at home to Forest, from Lewis Grabban, won us that particular point.

You'd just like to see it more. However, that's the least of our issues at the moment.

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We’ve utterly wasted him this season and he’s still got 16 goals.

Clueless.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: March 01, 2019, 09:21:30 PM »
Fair play to the Leeds fans - they have really got behind their team tonight. They have kept the atmosphere going. I can imagine us going very quiet at home in similar circumstances.

Disagree. Not saying they haven’t been very good; they have. However, they scored in the first minute on a Friday night game and have flew into a bucket load of challenges (and won them all!). Any crowd would be up for this.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: March 01, 2019, 09:00:24 PM »
Tactic for the season:man gets ball and runs aimlessly until he’s tackled.

Only difference? No Phillips or Barnes.

No passing exchanges. No intricate play or passing triangles.

What is this!?

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: March 01, 2019, 08:20:27 PM »
I’m embarrassed to watch this. The midfield is an utter shambles. What did the manager think was going to happen with that pathetic team selection tonight?

We’ve made a right pig’s ear of this season with the squad we’ve got.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: March 01, 2019, 07:01:18 PM »
What on earth is that team!?

If we have a flat back four and Adarabioyo LB, god help us.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Ahmed Hegazi
« on: February 20, 2019, 04:41:11 PM »
The biggest compliment I can give him is that we seriously miss him when he is not playing.

In the form of his life at the moment despite us being porous at the back.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Darren Moore sacked
« on: February 17, 2019, 11:37:40 AM »
Fair play to DM - coped well without key personal and got the tactics spot on.

Thought we took our chances and they missed a few key ones but it's about time we faced a team who don't score two from two shots on goal...

Always risky shutting up shop but even Dean Smith (who made a few condescending comments about our second-half tactics after the game) admitted that they struggled to penetrate our defensive shape.

Also, on the basis of the other results, it was in the 'must win' category too. MUST look to press on against QPR and Sheff U now to keep the pressure on.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: February 08, 2019, 07:21:45 PM »
Anything other than a win tomorrow and I have a feeling it could be our automatic hopes gone as I cannot see us putting a huge winning streak together.

Prediction: score draw.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: February 06, 2019, 10:21:49 PM »
Can't plan for your defensive sub needing to be subbed and your striker going off injured???????

What was the point in wasting a substition (Tulloch) in final few minutes? Borderline ridiculous with the game in the balance and we were weathering a storm.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: February 06, 2019, 10:10:23 PM »
Total wasted chance this. Shocking game management with that Morgan Rogers substitution.

Complete backs to the wall now.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: February 06, 2019, 09:59:31 PM »
Looks like Jones managing the team to me...

Noticed that - looked odd.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: February 06, 2019, 09:49:58 PM »
This back three system leaves us all over the place. We’ve been there for the absolute taking. We’ve made a complete mockery of this competition. I’ll say it again, why is Gayle on the bench!?!

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: February 06, 2019, 09:33:57 PM »
Where’s the width!? I don’t really understand what the pattern of play is at the moment, other than give it to Hoolahan and hope for some magic.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: February 06, 2019, 09:27:58 PM »
Refreshing substitution but shows we're not bothered about going through...

Exactly that.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: February 06, 2019, 09:27:27 PM »
If it stays 0-0 and we don’t bring Gayle on, is there any point in him being on the bench?

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: January 21, 2019, 08:55:55 PM »
Absolute garbage that. Lucky to be 1-0. Where’s the tempo/pattern of play/width?

Must, must do better 2nd half.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Mason Holgate Signs
« on: January 13, 2019, 06:42:08 PM »
I must say, although I thought he was a very accomplished defender, I did not realise how good he was going forward. His delivers were superb.

Early days, two games in, but initial reservations about him being not good enough going forward look to have been nipped in the bud early!

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Harvey Barnes (on loan from Leicester)
« on: January 11, 2019, 07:11:23 PM »
It's a real, real blow but come on, we all expected it didn't we?

So, the real question is... have Dowling and the board prepared for this eventuality? You just know that the board have had no plan in place other than a cheap, shoddy loan to cover central midfield and leave Phillips and Sako to cover the wings.

Time to find out...

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Rekeem Harper
« on: January 08, 2019, 07:40:11 PM »
I'm getting really frustrated seeing us being linked with McCarthy and Hayden to replace Livermore and compete for the central midfield roles.

Here we have a youngster of our own who, if he doesn't get a chance now, in the Championship and with senior players out, will never play a succession of league games for us.

It was only Wigan in the cup but he showed a fantastic amount of promise and added a real dynamism and bite to the midfield.

It's a real shame as this season was a real opportunity for our kids and DM, very surprisingly, seems totally unwilling to even give them time off the bench, preferring instead to rely on a heavy amount of experience.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: January 01, 2019, 05:06:17 PM »
Terrible result that. What an opportunity we have had these last two games - facing a poor Sheff Wed and woefully out-of-form Blackburn - to cement our place in the top two or even go top.

I've also got to echo what many others on here are saying about our youngsters. It's games like this, where we have a bench full of old, leggy footballers, where I sit back and wish we would have had a plan with Field, Harper, Edwards, etc. in pre-season.

Things that need to change asap:

Bartley. I honestly don't think he's had a good game (anything above a 6 out of 10) since he has been at this club.
Tosin. No team with him at RB is going to go up. Simple as that.

Holgate won't have to work hard to get into this back line.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Harvey Barnes (on loan from Leicester)
« on: January 01, 2019, 03:21:55 PM »
Lets just hope Dowling and Moore have got their heads together and planned for this eventuality. It was always looking likely with his form. We might actually have to spend some money to replace him!  :o

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Mason Holgate Signs
« on: December 31, 2018, 02:25:30 PM »
I'd be very, very surprised if DM is going to move Dawson to RB and play Holgate at CB like some on here are suggesting. Dawson has just come out and said how much he is enjoying being back at CB and his partnership with Hegazi is one of the best things about us atm.

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