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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Grady Diangana (on loan from West Ham)
« on: August 19, 2019, 02:09:20 PM »
Fkn 'ell is he off already?
No that will be January.....

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
« on: August 18, 2019, 06:15:42 PM »
That hat might be coming out your other end before September at this rate.
Anybody know any good recipes?
I was thinking maybe a black beret pie?

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: August 16, 2019, 02:07:11 PM »
I think we will be better away from home, same as last season. Teams will come to defend at the Hawthorns in the hope of nicking a point or 3 but they will have to be more positive, which should allow our midfield and forwards to hit them on the break.
Krovinovic to score in a 3-1 win.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Oliver Burke
« on: August 16, 2019, 10:13:24 AM »
Think this is just a moot point now. It appears the one subject that we all agree on; whatever the question is, Burke is not the answer. may as well get him out on loan and cut our losses. There's no magic wand with this guy, whatever the reasons, he just doesn't cut it.
Shame because he was an exciting prospect. :(

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Match officials
« on: August 15, 2019, 12:40:08 PM »
Ref: Andy Woolmer
Assistants: Adrian Waters, Michael George
4th Official: Stephen Martin
No Ridgeley Andrew?

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: August 15, 2019, 12:36:08 PM »
Out of interest has anyone seen much of Luton's games this season? If so what were they like going forward and were they balanced? As in did they carry much threat in open play and look decent overall, or were they like flirty wenches with everything to show on top with nothing underneath? Just asking as if we up our tempo and they're all tits and no pants we might just give 'em a good fisting  ;D .
I see nothing wrong with this scenario whatsoever Dan. In fact it's quite the preference.  ;)

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Slaven Bilic Albion’s New Head Coach
« on: August 14, 2019, 03:11:08 PM »
A few posts on different threads have mentioned Zonal marking.

I'll never understand Zonal marking for set pieces. Its rare to ever see it done well consistently. The attacking team regularly seem to get the jump on defenders and I think it diminishes responsibility on individuals. Managers do seem to have a clear preference though and persist with it if they favour it.

By all means in open play, Zonal marking is much more likely due to a formation. From an attacking set piece, zonal positioning could be the way forward too, but for defending set pieces, man to man has to be the way to go.

I'm hoping Bilic isn't stubborn with it.
Well said sir, can't think of a single team that excels at zonal marking. Confusing for defenders and diminishes responsibility.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: August 14, 2019, 09:16:26 AM »
I think Slaven needs to revert to 4-3-3. It's all too tippy, tappy at the moment in front of defenders with no-one in the box. Get people further forward and at least if a cross comes in the wide man from the opposite side joins the centre forward - and if it's Zohore it's another sizeable target to hit. Also playing Phillips deeper like he did occasionally last season gives us a threat from midfield. At the moment we have Sawyers and Krovinovic who are nice footballers but very little threat from there. I'd go: (PS! I know Johnstone will play)


Ferguson            Ajayi                            Bartley                Gibbs

                  Phillips              Sawyers               Krovinovic

Edwards                              Austin                                   Zohore

Subs: Johnstone, O'Shea, Townsend, Livermore, Diangana, Brunt, Robson-Kanu.

I'd be happy to give that a go, think we need to move away from the obsession with two defensive midfielders. We have, on paper at least, a wealth of attacking talent so should be playing to our strengths. I also think Zohore needs to be in a 3, the boy has power and is not scared to run at defenders, this system could see us get the best out of him.
Shame we didn't get to see Willock last night as I would like him to get himself ahead of Kanu.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: August 13, 2019, 10:08:09 PM »
Worrying has to be the word. Lots of nice passing but very little threat at one end and a shambles at the other. They had 6 corners and could have scored from pretty much all of them. You just can't defend set pieces like the last two games and keep clean sheets, question is, do we have the firepower t outscore the opposition? I certainly hope so and thank God for Austin's goal, a few of the others need to start chipping in now though.
Only a Mickey mouse  cup game and not a priority so, win at Luton and all will be forgiven, disappointing though.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: August 13, 2019, 09:45:47 PM »
No shots on target since the equaliser. Lots of pretty play but no cutting edge, same as Saturday. Worrying.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: August 13, 2019, 08:54:12 PM »
In control and playing well until their goal, then fell apart and scraped through to halftime. Put it down to inexperience and new players. Bilic  needs to regroup and settle them down otherwise a second Milwall goal is inevitable.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: August 13, 2019, 08:36:35 PM »
Awful defending, can't blame Johnstone or Bartley either. Looked like Townsend who left him.
Looks like set pieces could be our Achilles heel. Playing well though and creating chances, still think we'll win it.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: August 13, 2019, 07:29:52 PM »
Austin will last 60 minutes or thereabouts before he's blowing so surprised Zohore isn't even on the bench.
Willock will be his replacement if needed I think.
Is it extra time?

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Sam Johnstone
« on: August 13, 2019, 12:13:45 PM »
One hand eh? Hello Wolfie, nice of you to drop by  ;) .

On a more serious note and to add perspective, in recent posts even I've defended him better than the 'system' did at times last season. I also acknowledge that in my opinion he wasn't entirely at fault for either goal this season and we should all be aware of his previous saves too. I've been present for all bar one of his performances in an Albion top and he's pulled off some crackers.

Goalkeepers make saves, it's part of what they do and although the saves stat is correct how many were routine and how many did he have no right to get to? Ie how many would most keepers have expected themselves to save? Equally how many did we concede that he would have been angry with himself for missing out on? I don't know but I'd think they'd be more telling stats.

Keepers can be sloppy and make basic technical errors in terms of footwork, positioning and handling. This too can be due in part to team mates positioning, good interchanges of play by the opposition or even the weather. For whatever reason I would suggest he's made considerably more than five basic mistakes which have led to goals.

Again this happens and as stated new season, new system and 'clean sheet' from me. For the record I'm not a Johnstone hater but I'm not a Johnstone apologist either. There is a middle ground to be had which I feel we both occupy.

Don't get me started on K.......... ;D .
The difference with a keeper and a defender is that it's easier to replace a defender. As I said in another post, unless Bond forces his way through, Johnstone is here to stay and that's what gives people the jitters and leads to him getting more stick.
Personally, whilst not being the worst keeper, he does not fill me with confidence. He has looked better though, overall this season, and you are right, he cannot be blamed for the goal on Saturday but, even so, his positioning for the corner was atrocious. Like a PES keeper from the 90's.
Hope Bond at least gives Slaven food for thought tonight as we need competition.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Kyle Bartley
« on: August 13, 2019, 10:05:41 AM »
His passing percentages might be good over short distances and he may have improved but for me he still a long way off the required standard,both goals conceded this season could arguably have been put down to him,ok johnstone should have stopped the forest shot but Bartleys closing down was non existent,v Millwall he could have headed clear before they scored,he is an accident waiting to happen,Bartley and Johnstone are both the weak links in defence
I think both he and Johnstone have improved but agree they are the weak links. The difference is, we have Hegazi to come back in defence but, unless Bond stakes a genuine claim, Johnstone is a permanent fixture.
A couple of clean sheets wouldn't go amiss to build a bit of confidence.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: August 12, 2019, 01:55:27 PM »
There were positives and negatives, but overall I'm looking forward to the rest of the season.

From the Brummie I thought Johnstone was at fault for the goal; having seen the replays I'm not so sure. What I do know is that we need somebody to take charge back there, which will hopefully be Hegazi when he's back.

We move the ball around nicely, and I like what we're trying to accomplish, but I'd up the tempo a little bit. It's OK having a patient approach, but when we have an opening we need to take it, not take 2-3 passes where 1 will do, and allow the opposition to get organised.

I think once the new players, Hegazi, and Barry get back we'll be fine. Can see us needing another striker in January though.
Said in another thread, Sawyers was very vocal on more than one occasion and i think it was to do with players ahead of him not making runs. He looks like a different level to what we have had there, in terms of vision and passing ability, so, once they get on his wavelength, we have the potential to be unplayable.
Patience was always going to be key with such an overhaul. Provided we are in the mix after 10 games or so, we will go from strength to strength.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Team
« on: August 12, 2019, 10:20:32 AM »
I didn't see him getting annoyed with Livermore who, I thought, played well.
Swayers was definitely getting annoyed but I think it was more to do with those in front of him than Livermore. Good to see though, he clearly has vision, just needs those ahead to get on his wavelength.
Would hope to see Harper on Tuesday though, Livermore was ok on Saturday, but would hope he's not a long term fixture.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Recap so far
« on: August 12, 2019, 09:20:39 AM »
Same as last year, teams will come and sit deep and try and stifle us, especially at home. Never easy to break down teams who put 10 behind the ball, we should know that better than anyone!!
The new boys will give us a bit of cutting edge and the goals and victories will follow. Good start but will get better.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Kenneth Zohore joins WBA
« on: August 11, 2019, 08:09:08 PM »
Got a crystal ball have you? How could you possibly know what HRK would have done? He was way better than Zohore when he came on. Get off his back.
Zohore has played a couple of games, Kanu has played dozens and is cack. Crystal ball may say Kenneth is poor, history says Kanu is.
And he wasn't way better be was equally poor.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Sam Johnstone
« on: August 11, 2019, 07:23:29 PM »
The problem is when he is so static and prone to an error then it will end up with him getting the blame regardless
We paid money for him, we want to win this league ...do we think that backline are confident in Him?
Nail on head, we have no confidence in him, the defense have no confidence in him and he has no confidence in himself.
If Bond plays well Tuesday he deserves a chance.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: August 11, 2019, 06:26:19 PM »
Back 4 were brilliant, especially , Bartley.
Krovinovic and Sawyers sublime.
Edwards and Phillips explosive but lacked end product.
Livermore, better than usual but ball watching for goal.
Zohore not very good at all. Fails to chase down and looks a bit lazy, or scared.
Johnstone, distribution was better but looked like a Fifa goalkeeper on beginner level for the goal, wandering around with no clue.
Subs Burke offered nothing, Robson Kanu  please let this be the last time I have to watch him lumbering round in an Albion shirt.

All in all, a good performance which will only improve with the new signings. Still fancy top two.

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
« on: August 09, 2019, 10:12:59 PM »
Start seasoning that cap.
Jammy git   ;)

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
« on: August 09, 2019, 09:27:42 PM »
Norwich were the luckiest side ever last year, they will not survive this season. If Pukki  gets 8 I’ll 8 my hat.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: August 09, 2019, 08:03:24 PM »
We will finish above Milwall so should beat them but they are a well drilled outfit so have to be on our game.
Slaven was critical of our slow start so that, coupled with an electric atmosphere should see us fly out the blocks. An early goal for us and I think we win comfortably.
3-0 Phillips, Krovinovic, Bartley.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Grady Diangana (on loan from West Ham)
« on: August 09, 2019, 12:49:18 PM »
From what im hearing about this lad im really excited to see what he brings to the team.

WHU fans think he should still be with them
He's not here to warm the bench mate, he'll want to play, WH will want him to play and Bilic obviously thinks he's good enough.
Look over your shoulder Matty Phillips.

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