West Brom Dot Com

Author Topic: Chris Brunt  (Read 322696 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline leeiswba

  • Senior Baggie
  • *****
  • Posts: 2875
Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3375 on: March 16, 2019, 09:14:42 PM »
I feel exactly the same, no agenda just my thoughts as I posted after the Swansea game.

A ‘snake in the grass’. Really?

Offline Dan

  • WBA Coach
  • ******
  • Posts: 6795
Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3376 on: March 16, 2019, 09:33:39 PM »
There's no conspiracy here, its not for lack of effort, the team is just overall very limited in the style they can play competently. It doesn't matter if Moore, Bielsa, or even Guardiola is manager, someone like Dawson is never going to become a competent ball playing defender. Likewise in midfield they can't play high energy pressing football most exciting teams do, they just don't have the mobility for that whoever we pick. Brunt is just honest about their limitations.

« Last Edit: March 16, 2019, 09:40:56 PM by Dan »

Offline frazzle

  • Reserve Baggie
  • ****
  • Posts: 1512
Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3377 on: March 16, 2019, 09:36:03 PM »
it would have been tricky for him to put in any kind of performance when he wasn't being selected

He was selected regularly at the start of the season and was rubbish. I like Brunt but his performances will tail off very quickly.

He’s been a great player and a classsy passer of the ball but he is not the answer to our midfield problems.

Online TheJacko2000

  • WBA Manager
  • *******
  • Posts: 11143
Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3378 on: March 16, 2019, 11:07:55 PM »
He was selected regularly at the start of the season and was rubbish. I like Brunt but his performances will tail off very quickly.

He’s been a great player and a classsy passer of the ball but he is not the answer to our midfield problems.


Brunt is our most important central midfield player. Maybe not the best, but getting him into that team, covering his deficiencies and allowing him to play his own game makes us perform better.
Proud to be a Baggie. BOING BOING.

Offline OldburyWBA

  • Administrator
  • WBA Chairman
  • *****
  • Posts: 40127
Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3379 on: March 17, 2019, 12:02:12 PM »

Brunt is our most important central midfield player. Maybe not the best, but getting him into that team, covering his deficiencies and allowing him to play his own game makes us perform better.

He's not our most important central midfielder as apart from the fact5 its a square peg in a round hole he cannot tackle, he creates nothing  and doesn't have the legs.

He's our most important set piece taker as when he's on the pitch he takes 95% of them.

We cannot carry players especially when that player offers set-pieces only.
B_H_Baggie : Dexy : Dudleylad : kris_boing : OldburyWBA
Hull Baggie : LiamTheBaggie : MarkW : Political Cake : tommcneill : WBArgo

Online TheJacko2000

  • WBA Manager
  • *******
  • Posts: 11143
Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3380 on: March 29, 2019, 11:57:05 PM »

⭐️ Man of the Match, @WBA’s Chris Brunt
74 touches
3 tackles, 10x possession gained
51 passes, including 11 crosses
5 chances created, assist for Gayle’s goal https://t.co/0zdkUHlWFu

Man of the match tonight lads.

Viva the Wand.
Proud to be a Baggie. BOING BOING.

Offline TheBrom

  • Senior Baggie
  • *****
  • Posts: 2855
Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3381 on: March 30, 2019, 12:00:29 AM »
Ole ole ole ole... seriously though, some excellent passes and deliveries tonight again. Still not sure centre mid is the best position for him but he’s has an impact since returning for sure

Offline Dan87uk

  • Youth Baggie
  • ***
  • Posts: 591
Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3382 on: March 30, 2019, 02:05:07 AM »

⭐️ Man of the Match, @WBA’s Chris Brunt
74 touches
3 tackles, 10x possession gained
51 passes, including 11 crosses
5 chances created, assist for Gayle’s goal https://t.co/0zdkUHlWFu

Man of the match tonight lads.

Viva the Wand.


I thought you might spot this on sky's assessment of the match  ;D

To be honest I thought he started poorly and let his man go for their 1st goal, but then grew into it and played very well from about 35-40 mins onwards (though the team as a whole was crap before that point too).

I was initially surprised he'd been given MOTM by sky when I saw the report but then after thinking about it for a few mins I couldn't really think of any other "stand out" players during the game that deserved it more.

I certainly think some of the stick he was getting on various social media platforms this evening that i've been reading since coming back home from the game were unjustified.

I still do not believe he should be played in central midfield but he did put in a shift today and managed to draw out some of that (now beginning to fade) magic aether from his "left wand" on the set pieces, adding to that ever growing assist tally for us.

Certainly looked better than Mozza today who truly is a spent force.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2019, 02:08:34 AM by Dan87uk »
The Only Dependable Thing About The Future Is Uncertainty

Offline mulliganstired

  • Senior Baggie
  • *****
  • Posts: 3854
Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3383 on: March 30, 2019, 07:05:05 AM »
He's got his set piece deliveries right at the moment, when he was aiming for MacAuley the higher ball was right, now the low fizzers for Gayle are getting results.

Offline geoff

  • WBA Coach
  • ******
  • Posts: 6530
Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3384 on: March 30, 2019, 07:15:44 AM »

⭐️ Man of the Match, @WBA’s Chris Brunt
74 touches
3 tackles, 10x possession gained
51 passes, including 11 crosses
5 chances created, assist for Gayle’s goal https://t.co/0zdkUHlWFu

Man of the match tonight lads.

Viva the Wand.

He had a much better 2nd half as in the 1st the whole squad couldn't pass to another Albion player for toffee.
Our passing & tempo in the 2nd half is what won us the game fair play to the manager in bring on HRK for the start of the 2nd half.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2019, 01:24:32 PM by OldburyWBA »

Offline paulosull

  • Senior Baggie
  • *****
  • Posts: 2953
Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3385 on: March 30, 2019, 12:00:57 PM »
Liability last night in first half and as a result at fault for first goal. Change at half time helped not only Chris but team overall and his game improved  but a central midfielder he is not. Thought Gayle was our best player to be honest.

Offline OldburyWBA

  • Administrator
  • WBA Chairman
  • *****
  • Posts: 40127
Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3386 on: March 30, 2019, 01:26:21 PM »
Man of the Match ?

Lost his man for their first goal, two stupid free kicks in dangerous places from our possibly most experienced player ???

His set-pieces last night were better than they have been for a while but man of the match ? having a laugh there
B_H_Baggie : Dexy : Dudleylad : kris_boing : OldburyWBA
Hull Baggie : LiamTheBaggie : MarkW : Political Cake : tommcneill : WBArgo

Offline maximus

  • Youth Baggie
  • ***
  • Posts: 514
Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3387 on: March 30, 2019, 01:38:45 PM »
Belongs nowhere near a CM position, His a liabilty there as evident by most of his season, But we need him for his assists as proved by last few games with his set pieces. Different games without them since we struggle unless Brunt/Phillips take them.

Would much prefer him LB.

Offline Atomic

  • Senior Baggie
  • *****
  • Posts: 3085
Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3388 on: March 30, 2019, 01:50:30 PM »
The Brunt issue is a difficult one. He is not a central midfielder and it shows throughout games but his delivery particularly from set pieces is a huge weapon for us. If he doesn't play CM where does he play these days?

Offline baggie82

  • Reserve Baggie
  • ****
  • Posts: 1349
Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3389 on: March 30, 2019, 02:12:09 PM »
Superb delivery for the equaliser last night. Although his abysmal marking that led to us being one nil down in the first half. Seems to have found his range again with his set pieces, he’s stopped over hitting them. Still giving away too many stupid free kicks, partially as he’s legs move so slowly. Difficult to say where he fits in but he’s clearly more comfortable on the left than in the middle.

Offline TiptonThrostle

  • Junior Baggie
  • **
  • Posts: 224
Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3390 on: March 30, 2019, 02:14:42 PM »
The Brunt issue is a difficult one. He is not a central midfielder and it shows throughout games but his delivery particularly from set pieces is a huge weapon for us. If he doesn't play CM where does he play these days?


I always thought he did quite well at left back when he played there before and with Gibbs out would be a better option than Townsend imo

Offline BalisPen

  • Youth Baggie
  • ***
  • Posts: 441
Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3391 on: March 30, 2019, 02:24:16 PM »
Man of the Match ?

Lost his man for their first goal, two stupid free kicks in dangerous places from our possibly most experienced player ???

His set-pieces last night were better than they have been for a while but man of the match ? having a laugh there

I think he meant moan of the match.

I wouldn't be surprised if he followed the ref home moaning in his ear all the way.

Offline wbako

  • Senior Baggie
  • *****
  • Posts: 2566
Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3392 on: March 30, 2019, 02:58:36 PM »
Much improved set-pieces last night.

However, that should not paper over the cracks in his play during open play where he was woefully short of quality.
All time favourite player: Jan Kozak

Offline beechyboy90

  • Senior Baggie
  • *****
  • Posts: 3046
Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3393 on: March 31, 2019, 07:32:43 AM »
Much improved set-pieces last night.

However, that should not paper over the cracks in his play during open play where he was woefully short of quality.

Needs to play left side or on the bench
O Albion we love you

Offline smosher34

  • Reserve Baggie
  • ****
  • Posts: 1116
Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3394 on: March 31, 2019, 08:51:27 AM »
Or on the side lines as the boss

Offline halifax_baggie

  • Senior Baggie
  • *****
  • Posts: 2526
Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3395 on: March 31, 2019, 07:08:42 PM »

⭐️ Man of the Match, @WBA’s Chris Brunt
74 touches
3 tackles, 10x possession gained
51 passes, including 11 crosses
5 chances created, assist for Gayle’s goal https://t.co/0zdkUHlWFu

Man of the match tonight lads.

Viva the Wand.


Even a stopped clock is right twice a day, I suppose on %ages you can be right occasionally

Offline AlbionFan

  • Site Donator
  • Senior Baggie
  • *****
  • Posts: 2845
Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3396 on: June 26, 2019, 05:40:37 PM »
David Silva made his premier league debut in August 2010. In a Most Premier League Assists table he is credited with 83 assists.

Chris Brunt is in 8th place with 47 assists.

Full Table

1. David Silva, 83
2. Christian Erickson, 60
3. Eden Hazard, 54
4. Wayne Rooney, 53
5. Mesut Ozil, 52
6. Cesc Fabregas
7. Juan Mata, 50
8. Chris Brunt
9. James Milner
10. Kevin De Bruyne, 46

Well done Chris, he is not out of place in some illustrious company and this highlights what an important player he has been for Albion

“We create success or failure on the pitch primarily by our thoughts.”

Online TheJacko2000

  • WBA Manager
  • *******
  • Posts: 11143
Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3397 on: June 26, 2019, 05:46:58 PM »
David Silva made his premier league debut in August 2010. In a Most Premier League Assists table he is credited with 83 assists.

Chris Brunt is in 8th place with 47 assists.

Full Table

1. David Silva, 83
2. Christian Erickson, 60
3. Eden Hazard, 54
4. Wayne Rooney, 53
5. Mesut Ozil, 52
6. Cesc Fabregas
7. Juan Mata, 50
8. Chris Brunt
9. James Milner
10. Kevin De Bruyne, 46

Well done Chris, he is not out of place in some illustrious company and this highlights what an important player he has been for Albion


He's rubbish mate. Takes all the corners, what do you expect?
Proud to be a Baggie. BOING BOING.

Offline wbarenno

  • Reserve Baggie
  • ****
  • Posts: 2431
Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3398 on: June 26, 2019, 05:49:08 PM »

He's rubbish mate. Takes all the corners, what do you expect?

He is the only one that’s been able to take a good corner for 12 years

Online TheJacko2000

  • WBA Manager
  • *******
  • Posts: 11143
Re: Chris Brunt
« Reply #3399 on: June 26, 2019, 05:50:36 PM »
He is the only one that’s been able to take a good corner for 12 years


No mate any of our players would have that amount of assists if they took all the corners, stands to reason...
Proud to be a Baggie. BOING BOING.