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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Sam Johnstone
« on: February 16, 2020, 07:58:11 PM »
It’s frustrating that we only conceded one shot on target, yet lose 2 goals. It seems that the opposition don’t have to do a lot to score past us. Having said that, the blame for yesterday can not be attributed to SJ in any way.

What I don’t like - and I’ve noticed it for some time - is that he walks off the pitch at the end of the game straight away. No claps. Nothing. Even yesterday, one Forest player was near him but he was off like a shot.

I can’t blame him for being annoyed at ‘some’ of the criticism he’s received this season, but you’d like a bit more back from him, especially after home games.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: February 09, 2020, 12:47:34 PM »
Really concerned with the physicality of that team selection today.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: February 09, 2020, 10:34:15 AM »
Big game this today after yesterday's results.On paper a point would be good, but with how close things are we must try and get the three points.

I really hope we can use this as a turning point, with the return of Pereria and the new boys and kick on once again.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Conor Townsend
« on: February 02, 2020, 11:01:25 AM »
Composed and had some nice balance with Robinson against Luton , getting better on the job .
Top draw ? No but Ok and  can do a job.

Played well but you’ve got to look who he is against.

Deserves to keep his place but you know exactly what Millwall are doing next Sunday: Big Matt Smith with big diagonals aimed at Connor. I hope we have a plan to combat it; put it that way.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Callum Robinson (on loan from Sheff. Utd.)
« on: February 01, 2020, 10:04:12 PM »
Pleased by the early reports from family at the game and online reports. Seems to have worked well with HRK when he came on. I hope he grows into our side and helps get us back to the form we need for promotion.

He linked really nicely with Krovinovic - lots of one twos.

It was actually his desire and determination on and off the ball that really stood out for me. We've had some loan signings over the years that simply have not done that.

A good start. More of the same at Millwall please, Callum.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: February 01, 2020, 06:09:53 PM »
Did what we had to do against - and with no disrespect intended - league one opposition.

Thought we were average but really enjoyed seeing Krov and Robinson (who was impressive as an inside forward) link up well.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: January 28, 2020, 10:00:37 PM »
Bilic’s team selection - including that awful full back pairing - has cost us; as well as his decision to continue, even playing at Cardiff away, to play the ball out from the back despite the high press.

Words fail me.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Filip Krovinovic (on loan from Benfica)
« on: January 25, 2020, 06:38:24 PM »
I'd give him a shot in a 433 and change of system (ditch playing two holders - especially at home).

However, I'm not sure Cardiff away on a Tuesday night will be the game for him. We'll see...

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: October 22, 2019, 11:22:58 PM »
I'll add that Cavare for them looked very good as well at Right back. If we lost Ferguson in the summer I'd go in for him, he's only 24 too.

I thought he was fantastic. Pace, power and he really intimidated Diangana. He was actually scared to take him on!

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: October 20, 2019, 11:41:49 AM »
Make no mistake about it, we could have easily have drew or lost that game. However, a perfect 1-0 away from home (not usually an easy place to go) if you are going to be considered contenders for the top two.

Johnstone deserves huge credit for making vital saves, which gave us a platform to go on and win the game.

Bartley and Livermore also played very well. These are three players who I will usually be the first to criticise too.

Pereria also got better as the game went on, especially in the last 20 minutes. Credit to Hal for his link up play, which led to chances for some of the other players behind him.

The only gripe would have been the Hegazi sub. Sometimes, I think it can be more detrimental to a team if you bring a defender on in the last 5 minutes and it changes the shape. It could have been costly with his extremely late lunge - anybody else have their heart in their mouths!? The better sub would have been to bring Brunt on for Diangana, who looked absolutely shot in the last 10 minutes.

Onwards and upwards!

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Kyle Bartley
« on: October 20, 2019, 11:36:30 AM »
Thought he was the pick of the back four. Deserves to keep his place at the minute.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Nathan Ferguson
« on: September 28, 2019, 04:16:35 PM »
I’ve got to say, even taking away all offensive elements to his play, first and foremost his defending (his box, crosses, one-on-ones) absolutely superbly.

New deal please!

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Romaine Sawyers
« on: September 28, 2019, 04:14:08 PM »
The kids a class act. I'm sure he will be the club captain within a year or two.

Agree with this.

When he plays well, we play well. It’s that simple.

After the dross we’ve been served up in midfield these last 5 years or so, it’s a pleasure to watch him play. Long may if continue.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Kyle Bartley
« on: September 25, 2019, 07:42:51 PM »
Time to give O'Shea a chance.

I wouldn't fancy playing O'Shea with Ferguson LB - way too inexperienced.

Other than that one ricket, he hasn't played badly this season.

When Hegazi comes back, that's when we may see him depart the first 11.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Sam Johnstone
« on: September 15, 2019, 12:51:00 PM »
Anyone care to dare when / if he’s going to keep a clean sheet this season?

Or more so, when are the 'team' going to keep a clean sheet?

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Nathan Ferguson
« on: September 14, 2019, 05:17:33 PM »
Defensively outstanding. Even at Left back he did a fantastic job. It's great having two really competent right backs, after some of the dross in that position that we've had over the last few years.

He also seems a really positive, switched on guy, so keep it up, Nathan.

My concern is that - and I might be wrong here - but is he out of contract at the end of the season?

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: September 14, 2019, 03:03:52 PM »
Ugly, but very good point in the circumstances.

Subs changed it and eventually - eventually! - the ability to press higher up the pitch and take gambles put them under pressure.

I thought Nathan Ferguson was simply outstanding in an unfamiliar position. He actually looks like a very solid defender.

It’ll look a great point if we can turn Huddersfield and the Cowley’s over next week.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: September 14, 2019, 02:09:48 PM »
Fulham are a good side but we are making them look amazing. No intensity or pressing from us whatsoever.

Too right. Where’s the energy? The gamble? We’re losing here...

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: September 14, 2019, 01:58:28 PM »
No intensity or urgency at the minute (well, all game actually).

Asking Austin to run around on his own. Not sure what the plan was, although Fulham have huge quality.
Sleep walking to a 2-0 loss here.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Sam Johnstone
« on: September 05, 2019, 07:48:03 PM »
in my time best Godden worse Johnstone

We've had far, far worse than Johnstone. Pascal Zuberbühler? He was absolutely atrocious. I'd say Carson was worse too.

100% starts for me next game. Looks classy and direct - exactly what we need.

I like Krovinovic but I’d seriously consider playing MP as a no. 10, or even a change of system - 433 - as we don’t need two holding mids in certain games, especially at home.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: August 24, 2019, 01:26:33 PM »
It’s way, way, way too slow. Defenders and midfielders passing sideways. We’re not learning at all from or first 4 games.

We need to liven up. If a penalty save isn’t enough to motivate you, nothing is.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: August 13, 2019, 10:15:25 PM »
Two performances against a stubborn Millwall team - both at home too - and we have looked really, really poor.

It is clear Burke cannot play upfront on his own, especially when playing against a team that sits in deep, when he is required to hold up the ball.

Suddenly, after dominating corners against Forest, we now can't defend one to save our lives. It's not like we're lacking the height in the team either.

Expecting much, much better against Luton on Saturday.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Gareth Barry
« on: August 09, 2019, 12:31:09 PM »
Not sure about this - experience is invaluable but we have plenty of options in deep central midfield areas.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Sam Field
« on: August 04, 2019, 10:52:54 PM »
And yet people tell me that he shouldn’t go out on loan!

There is a good player in there, one i’m confident will make the grade at championship level, but there is no point letting them stagnate here. Send him out on loan till January, the same as Leko. Both need a run of games.

I feel like I’ve been saying this on repeat for the last three years.

I think both of them have lost a huge amount of development time by sitting on our bench and playing for the under 23s.

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