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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: October 02, 2014, 03:38:16 PM »
Hodgson: 'Lambert is in the squad on merit. He impressed me somewhat last season, and moreso after his summer move to Liverpool. He was good during the world cup, and although he hasn't played as much so far this season, he's still been impressive. His place wasn't in doubt in my mind. I know there has been calls for Berahino to replace him, and he has been playing and scoring for my other old team West Brom. But people don't understand the gravitas of playing for Liverpool. Lambert playing infrequently for Liverpool is still a step up than playing and scoring for West Brom in my mind.'

Hope they pin that statement on the dressing room wall, that'll get Berahino fired up.
Hodgson has gone down in my estimation after that nonsensical drivel.
How is someone who is not playing and not scoring for a big club (who are below us in the table) more potent than a confident young striker who is not just banging them in but getting plaudits for his all round game, albeit at a smaller club.
Sums up why England are cack!

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: October 02, 2014, 01:28:31 PM »
I think we have a great chance of getting a result here, Sturridge may not be 100 per cent fit anyway for this game even if he does play some part, they do look very poor at the back this season, which they did at times last season but they had the goals of Suarez. I really hope we go there and have a right good go at them.
Irvine has made a very bold statement that Gamboa will start and will not be shackled. He says his pace and attacking flair is the reason he signed him! This suggests that having a go at them is exactly what we plan to do. If we do he will have no complaints from me regardless of result.
Bring em on!

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Cristian Gamboa Joins Celtic
« on: October 02, 2014, 12:08:42 PM »
Irvine has already stated on the offical site that Gamboa will start. Good news
He also says he will not restrain him, he wants him to do what he does best and attack! Positive words indeed and, looking at them last night, I don't think they'll relish the thought.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Cristian Gamboa Joins Celtic
« on: October 01, 2014, 01:38:53 PM »
Will he start on Saturday or will Baird get the nod?
Hope Irvine goes for Gamboa as I think he could be a real gem.
Baird is an ok squad player, but Stirling would rip him a new one!

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Chris Brunt
« on: October 01, 2014, 12:45:12 PM »
You could say that about any corner though??

You could whip a great corner in and score you can whip a crap one in and score it's either bad defending or great attacking!!

I thought it was a decent corner myself inswinging to the back post is hard to defend against anyway
You don't get anymore for a worldy than you do for one off the arse, they all count the same.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Chris Brunt
« on: October 01, 2014, 10:33:49 AM »
He wasn't MoM on Sunday, but definitely his best performance of the season therefore the shirt is his for now. He knows there are players chomping at his heals so up to him to keep it. Personally, although not a massive fan, I hope he does because it should mean we are still playing well as a team.
Only change on Saturday should be Gamboa for Wisdom, hope he doesn't play safe and pick Baird, I think Gamboa looks a real find and if anywhere as good as Poco we will be a million miles better off than last season in that department.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Nicknames of our players.
« on: September 30, 2014, 10:41:44 AM »
Diego - Colin Anderson
Dekka Statham
My username comes from the great Colin Anderson after I, during one of his many less inspired performances, called him seteefeet because he played like he was on castors!

General Football & Sports / Re: Alan Irvine sacked by Albion
« on: September 30, 2014, 09:04:54 AM »
I think this is the third time someone has responded with this. Yes, I know. I never said it was.

From the day he was hired, I've contended that he should be judged the same as any other head coach/manager: by his performance over an appropriate number of games. He should not start out with the presumption that he is all the terrible things our fans said about him before a ball had been kicked.
He will be judged on performance as any manager is. At the time this poll was set up the team were performing poorly, if it were taken now the results would be different that is the nature and beauty of football, it changes very quickly. We are all fickle to some extent, we have to be to truly enjoy the ups and downs. If common sense prevailed all the time it would be a boring old game  ;)

General Football & Sports / Re: Alan Irvine sacked by Albion
« on: September 29, 2014, 04:31:31 PM »
Everyone from the manager to the goal scorer celebration!! Was great to see Irvine celebrate our goals the way he did
Hope we take the game to Liverpool too. We are the form team whereas they have had a ropey start plus their last action was to pick Jagielka's worldy out of the net.
Not getting carried away and don't really expect too much just hope they keep up the passion, hardwork and confidence and don't resort to defending deep.
A good performance can keep the momentum going even if we get beat.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: September 29, 2014, 12:55:01 PM »
Im glad that someone mentioned that without going over the top i agree, We had a spell from the 70th to 80th minute mark roughly that we kept misplacing passes in dangerous areas against better teams we would of been made to pay and it could of been an uncomfortable last few minutes, That being said all in all a fantastic performance.
Think it was a bit of showboating really, but don't mind a bit of arrogance now and then as it shows confidence and belief. Plus it proves they are enjoying their football.
On the other hand if Burnley had pulled one back it could have been a nervy last 10. 
Doubt very much there'll be any room for it in the next 2 though.

General Football & Sports / Re: Alan Irvine sacked by Albion
« on: September 25, 2014, 08:45:39 AM »
We did okay again tonight, BUT his substitutes got him out of jail (they were good substitutions as someone has said so credit for that). We were poor for most of the 2nd half and he was on a hiding to nothing having said he was taking it seriously only to make 11 changes.

Sunday is the key.
I think this is a massive positive, he has been criticised, and rightly so, for his substitutions this season, but last night got it spot on. We looked pedestrian in the 2nd half with the players resigned to getting beat, he bought on Berahino and Varela and changed the pace of the game. Good on him.
Hull also made changes, but we were the better side overall, which suggests we have the edge when it comes to squad depth.
I have been very critical of Irvine and am far from convinced that he can take us to the next level, but, credit where it's due he is addressing a lot of the issues I and many others had following the first few games.
More of the same on Sunday please.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: September 24, 2014, 09:52:58 PM »
Varela - class :)

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: September 24, 2014, 09:44:59 PM »
None of this mob look like they are playing for a place apart from Mulumbu and he's gone off! Really disappointing. Can't really blame Irvine though players not bothered.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: September 24, 2014, 09:33:11 PM »
Going out with a whimper again at the minute, May as well stick Camera on.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: September 24, 2014, 09:32:22 PM »
Going out with a whimper again at the minute, May as well stick Camera on.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: September 24, 2014, 09:10:20 PM »
Pedestrian defending again, looked offside though.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: September 24, 2014, 08:53:47 PM »
not to jump to conclusions but listening to the first half its easy to see that in the premiership that Lescott will be playing every week when fit, wonder if we would have switched off if he was playing.

that Blanco sounds like a cracking player, Mulumbu and Yacob playing well.

Victor- I agree with WM that it is in his head all this injury stuff, apparently he is playing ok now, as soon as he feels something he seems to think he is injured
How's Gambia playing?

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: September 24, 2014, 08:45:01 PM »
sounded like a really poor goal to give away, nobody marking again, all to easy
also haven't pushed on since we took the lead
Awful defending, none of the body on the line attitude that we saw Saturday, very pedestrian.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Team
« on: September 24, 2014, 07:48:11 PM »
Glad O'Neill in ahead of Baird as well.
Should stand a chance with that side, can't see many goals though, the two least prolific strikers we've had and a nearby up front. Hopefully they click together and they all get off the mark.
Wait a minute that would mean we score at least 3, I need a lie down.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Silvestre Varela Joins Albion on loan
« on: September 24, 2014, 09:19:20 AM »
i share the concern, but, it seems like AI only wants to use players who can see a full 90mins at premiership level, viz Lescott, Sess.
The hope has to be that, AI is taking the medical / fitness staffs reports and only playing 100% players, that is thepoint of a squad after all.
Agree. I think Irvine has very strict rules around fitness and if you don't come up to scratch you don't get in. This is a great philosophy if it works, but there is a risk that fully fit, sub standard players play when better players are left out.
On the other hand, it is up to the players to make sure they achieve the required standard and if everyone does that then we should have a strong squad with room for rotation.

General Football & Sports / Re: Alan Irvine sacked by Albion
« on: September 23, 2014, 12:43:39 PM »
The worst part about the Everton game was not that we lost, it was how we lost. The fact we didn't create anything, the subs needed to be made sooner, that's were AI got the most criticism from.
The spurs result was a good result but spurs were having an off day, He needs to get the team to be consistent, the work rate of the team on sunday was much better than against Everton, but it should be like that all the time.

Im pleased Lescott and Dawson appear to have struck a partnership in defence, hopefully Dawson can push on now.
I though Morrisions distribution through the game was good but feel we need either yacob or mulumbu to give us the physical edge. If were playing sess its got to be mulumbu as he is a threat going forward too. If we need to see a game out I would expect yacob to come on for sess to firm up the midfield.

Lets see how we get on with burnley and lets the team sheet, and if hes willing to make subs. Even though we won against spurs after we went a goal up we maybe should have sacrificed sess have used yacob or mulumbu to see the game out.
Tough one re subs on Sunday. If he had made the change you suggest and we had conceded he would have got ruined! To this end I think he was a bit scared to change it, which is scary in itself. He talks about making difficult decisions with regard to starters, but he also has to make tough decisions in play.
Hopefully Sunday has boosted his confidence (it certainly has mine) and we will see a bit of conviction and character going forward.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Team
« on: September 23, 2014, 11:09:31 AM »
Definitely need to see:
Gamboa as I think Wisdom is still a weak link.
Samaras as we need an alternative to Brunt
Varela because we have nothing else on the right
Sessegnon needs to start when available, genuine game changer
Ideye to build confidence

All of the above have been brought in as first teamers so they need to get game time. Don't get me wrong Sunday's was a great performance, but these guys should, in theory, improve on it.
Optimism is back at last  :)

General Football & Sports / Re: Alan Irvine sacked by Albion
« on: September 23, 2014, 09:35:16 AM »
I'm not getting carried away with the spurs result. We know AI is a defensive coach and sets up his team's to be compact. It worked this weekend and it was a good performance and result. What we need to see is how he reacts when that game plan goes out of the window as it has done in the previous games. Can he make changes? So far he has shown he cannot. I can see Irvines approach working away from home but he needs to show more ambition at The Hawthorns.
No subs within the 90 minutes is an interesting stat really, was he scared to change it in case it went wrong?
All's well that ends well, but you are right he still has to prove that he can react when required.
Varela scored for the U21's last night so should at least be in with a shout of being involved Wednesday / Saturday, giving us a different option off the bench.

General Football & Sports / Re: Alan Irvine sacked by Albion
« on: September 22, 2014, 03:07:35 PM »
Nobody will admit to it but I still think there's certain people on here who would genuinely prefer us to go down this season than finish 10th just so they can moan and say they told us so.

5 games

1 x very good performances against Spurs
1 x 'did a job/decent result' v Southampton
1 x Decent performance v Sunderland
2 x poor against Everton and Swansea

Spurs and Everton will both be top 7 this season, Saints and Swansea both probably top 10 and 2 of the most in form sides right now. I know if you lose there's a way to lose but even with the 5 goals conceded in the Everton and Swansea games at least 4 were individual errors and not something you can really account for unless they start to happen every week. But judging the season as a whole so far it's not been the disaster some of made and we should continue to get stronger for the next 4/6 week as players come back in to the side and new partnerships gel.

Yes AI wasn't my choice as manager, and not even in my top 10 choices as manager but he needs to be given a chance which sadly is something it seems many people are not prepared to do. I have no doubt even if we finished 8th this season many would still refuse to credit him and would insist that's where we should be with the players we have.

I'm still far from convinced he is the right man for us but unless we lose the next 6 on the spin without scoring the guy needs at least until November before anyone can start to form any reasoned opinion that isn't based on pre conceived opinions on him that wont change no matter what he does. You can't slate him when we lose and then refuse to give him any credit when we win, especially when it's a result like yesterdays.
Any Albion fan who wants us to lose to prove a point is not an Albion fan.
Personally, I disagree anyway and don't think a single person on this boards wants the team to fail, people just vent their frustrations in different ways that's all.
As for Irvine, we kept being told we had to give him time, but were seeing nothing to justify it, yesterday changed that. Irvine has now bought himself some time and it is up to him to capitalise on it. If we see similar performances to yesterday's in the next two games, regardless of results I might add, he will show that he has the potential to turn us around and that was all I ever asked for, as did most negative posters.
Works both ways though, if he reverts to the tentative, negative tactics from previous games, then he will be under pressure again.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: Ratings
« on: September 22, 2014, 02:48:19 PM »
All 7 apart from:

Lescott - 10 1st name on team sheet and captain material
Berahino - 9 Haven't seen running like that since Hughes. Maybe we already had a £10m striker.
Dawson - 8 Maybe he can be the player we hoped he would with a bit of class next to him
Morrison - 8 Better when Sess plays
Dorrans - 6 Did ok, but for me will not keep his place when new boys are fit
Wisdom - 6 Still not convinced, caught out of position a few times yesterday. As above, think he will lose out if Gamboa is any good.

Great team performance, just shows what 2 changes can do, Lescott transformed the defence and Sess opened up the midfield, gave a completely different complexion to the team.

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