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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.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: June 03, 2019, 12:18:45 PM »
I see that Thierry Henry is now second favourite with the bookies to take charge of Swansea. His record as a coach so far is far from impressive so I hope he doesn't get linked with our job too. No doubt his agent is working overtime trying to find him a new job after he was sacked by Monaco.
I think that would be a good appointment for us (if he was to go to Swansea) as it takes him off our radar and weakens them further. He's a good pundit but don't think he'll be a great success as a manager.
If Potter had stayed I would have fancied Swansea next season but they are a further step back now he has gone. A bit like us with Moore, they have technically wasted a year.

And Sam Field.
And Dwight Rondon, the son, of the son and daughter, of Gayle and Rondon.
Chris Brunt, will still, however, be in centre midfield, with his wand of a zimmer frame.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: June 02, 2019, 05:53:23 PM »

Sadly Pulis was the cure not the disease. We wouldn't be in the Championship if we'd stuck with him for another 5 months.
He's available, would you be happy to give him another go?
I would rather stick wasps in my eyes but it's all about opinions.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: May 17, 2019, 11:41:33 AM »
Pulis has left Boro.
Be afraid, be very afraid  :-X

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: May 16, 2019, 03:30:26 PM »
Does anyone know anything?
It just seems a lot of guess work to me..


Danny Cowley & Chris Hughton under consideration for manager's job.
If all the rumours are true then there seems little in the way of cohesive planning.

Hughton - Out of work, so technically free although wage expectations would be fairly high. Good record of promotion from this league. Plays ok football in Champ, not overly expansive or defensive, fairly mainstream

Cowley - In work but in lower leagues so compensation not excessive nor would his wage expectations be. Plays god awful football and makes no apologies for it.

Viera - In work in Ligue 1 so compensation would be high as would wage demands. Little experience to go on so no real idea of his style of play but record average at best.

I hope these are all just paper talk as they just seem far too different. I would like us to have an idea of what we are looking for and interviewing managers that fit the model rather than just a scattergun approach. Smacks of an accountant pulling the strings and testing the various waters from a financial stand point.
If Dowling has any sway (if indeed he exists at all. Have him and Jenkins ever been seen in the same room) he should be laying down a blueprint of how the playing side of things should move forward and identifying managers that fit the model.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: May 15, 2019, 11:43:51 AM »
This worries me more in the article from Shan's mouth "The mentality of the owners, technical director and chief executive will definitely steer this club back into the Premier League."
The line before says they've guaranteed him a place on the coaching staff so he's hardly going to say anything derogatory. Personally, I hope he's right and they do steer us back to the Prem. I just hope that, when it happens, as Albion79 says,  it is with a young, attack minded team and philosophy and not a stale dinosaur.
Potter or Johnson would be my choices.

I said before the game that, whatever the result, we could leave nothing behind and boy did we not. Players and fans were amazing all night, fantastic support and atmosphere. My voice must still be echoing around the Hawthorns.
Walked out, head held high and proud to be a Baggie!
Come August I will be happy to look forward to another season in the Championship.
Hopefully with a new manager and philosophy we can make an even better fist of it than this year but for me, Moore's sacking aside, it has been a fantastic roller coaster of a season. Wouldn't swap it for a 17th place finish in the greed league that's for sure.

Quiet night?? I bloody hope not!!
Not from my seat it won't.
It's one thing to come on here and moan about everything and anything but, if any fan struggles to get up for a game like this then, they are watching football for the wrong reasons.
Said before, tonight is not about money, dodgy chairmen or feckless executives, it's about US and OUR club. If we can't raise our game then why should we expect them to?
COYB. Whatever the result, leave nothing behind!

Don't think we'll see any crap or bust approach tonight, Shan has already advised patience. He's also laying it on thick about the part the fans can play and I have to agree.The Villa fans bought every decision on Saturday and the ref was swayed, we need to do the same and create a really hostile atmosphere.
Not going to put a team selection up because I'm not bothered what 11 comes out so I'm going to do the only thing I can to influence the game and that's get stuck in from the 1st whistle. Games like this is what football's all about, tonight's not about money or Chairmen or racked off Chief Executives, it's about us!

General Football & Sports / Re: Tony Pulis
« on: May 13, 2019, 04:19:18 PM »
If we go up, I wouldn't put it beyond Jenkins stupidity to have him top of the list.
I'm sure Dowling would intervene though, that is if he actually existed.

All we need to do is win the game, something we've done plenty this season including against the Villa. Doesn't matter about clean sheets, we just need 1 more than them to stay in it.
Anybody old enough needs to think back to Swansea and replicate that atmosphere, anyone who isn't should be studying youtube.
As long as we give it everything, as players and supporters, then there should be no complaints.

Can't believe people are giving up, we are very much still in this tie.
Those old enough should remember Swansea, 2-1 down 1st leg, won the home leg 2-0 in one of the greatest Hawthorne nights in modern history.
Ok Gayle is out, time for someone else to become a hero.

Moaning like mad on here which I will do when the team news is announced  ;D
Can't say I will disagree  :)
Am really trying to condition myself to not get bogged down in the detail for this one. It's 11 vs 11, not bothered who they are, he can put Brunt in goal if he wants.
If I have a voice left come Wednesday I will have failed  :)


This is too important a game to accept such negligence.
What's the alternative? Not to Bartley but to acceptance?

Absolutely! Team selection irrelevant, whatever 11 comes out they need 100% from us.
Yes, even Bartley!!!  ;)

Have we tried Holgate at CB? I know he can/has played there before for others. Keeps Bartley out and lets Phillips in.
See above mate, that's what I would go with. Haven't tried it all season though so doubtful we will now.
Bartley will start, need to just accept it and get behind him.

The Sportsman will be chocka as will the Vine and the Desi. Not sure if the Sandwell or the Billiard hall have sky? Will be watching in sunny Tipton then head to West Brom for a celebratory drink afterwards.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Play Offs
« on: May 09, 2019, 02:57:48 PM »

They have four huge players Mings, Grealish, McGinn and Abraham. We have two Hegazi, Gayle.

They are the better team. We have to hope for luck / the breaks and one or two of ours to over-perform while one or two of theirs under perform.
3 of their's played in the 2-0 win at Villa park whereas only 1 of ours did, yet we totally controlled the game. Think you may be hyping them up a bit too much.


Yup. They have thrown the original system they agreed out the window.  Tickets are effectively on general sale as long as you're on the database.
The away game??

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Play Offs
« on: May 09, 2019, 12:36:56 PM »
I would just like to thank both Liverpool and Tottenham for showing me that we should never give up.
I have been feeling as negative as anyone about our chances but it's time to get on board now. These two champs league games should give us all hope and, whatever happens at Villa Park, we need to rock up on Tuesday and raise the roof! These games do not come around very often, we should be loving every minute of it, not sulking and moaning.
I know we are no Liverpool or Tottenham but Villa are no Barca or Ajax either and we've shown more than once this season that we are capable of a fightback, when necessary.
Come on boys, let's put em out!

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