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Who would you prefer as next WBA manager: Tony Pulis OR Tim Sherwood?

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Re: New Manager thread
« Reply #1175 on: December 31, 2014, 11:35:46 AM »
Disappointed. 2 1/2 years of Pulisball.  Never thought I'd see it at the Albion.

This is my initial reaction too. That said, I'm behind the team as usual. I hope he can prove me wrong...

A word of caution: employing Pulis in no way guarantees our survival like some seem to think. We lack quality throughout the team which needs significant improvement in January.
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Re: New Manager thread
« Reply #1176 on: December 31, 2014, 11:36:13 AM »
Yep, didn't Palace beat us 3-1 last season when we had footballing god Pepe Mel in charge?

He was in charge in name apparantely.

I do remember Dean Kiely on the pitch at half time telling Thievy what runs to make  :o
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Re: New Manager thread
« Reply #1177 on: December 31, 2014, 11:36:33 AM »
Too many nice people around our squad for too long, time for a bit of kick ass.

What odds on a player revolt (a la Pepe Mel) ;? ;D

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Re: New Manager thread
« Reply #1178 on: December 31, 2014, 11:37:13 AM »
If Tony Pulis was a foreign manager with a similar record, alot more fans would be over the moon. Sorry but that is true. Pulis is just not a glamorous name for some people.

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« Reply #1179 on: December 31, 2014, 11:37:38 AM »
Bizarrely, despite this being reported everywhere else nothing has yet been mentioned on Sky Sports News.
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Re: New Manager thread
« Reply #1180 on: December 31, 2014, 11:37:42 AM »
Disappointed. 2 1/2 years of Pulisball.  Never thought I'd see it at the Albion.

Not his biggest fan but probably is what we need at the moment. Need to start winning games and then hopefully build on it as we did when Megson came in, that wasn't pretty at times either but gave us a base to build on which we did.
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« Reply #1181 on: December 31, 2014, 11:37:46 AM »
If reported this is true ill be happy.

We have needed someone to give this squad a kick up the backside for 18 months and we will get that now.

I believe we will see much more effective football and a change in mentality
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Re: New Manager thread
« Reply #1182 on: December 31, 2014, 11:37:49 AM »
He was in charge in name apparantely.

I do remember Dean Kiely on the pitch at half time telling Thievy what runs to make  :o

About time we had a manager that has some balls then :D

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« Reply #1183 on: December 31, 2014, 11:37:59 AM »
For those talking about 'pulisball', i assume that if we go back over all the posts you have made on this site, ZERO of them will be moaning at a manager for saying we played well despite losing and that youre not interested in performance, its results that matter.

Correct. *see all of Mowbray's post match interviews when we lost*
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Re: New Manager thread
« Reply #1184 on: December 31, 2014, 11:38:27 AM »
What odds on a player revolt (a la Pepe Mel) ;? ;D

I somehow doubt it. If any players don't buy into what TP wants they will be shown the door!

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« Reply #1185 on: December 31, 2014, 11:38:43 AM »
What odds on a player revolt (a la Pepe Mel) ;? ;D

Pulis will probably take them all on at the same time, Mel didn't want to crease his suit  :D
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« Reply #1186 on: December 31, 2014, 11:38:52 AM »
He was in charge in name apparantely.

I do remember Dean Kiely on the pitch at half time telling Thievy what runs to make  :o


Lol. Sorry that made me laugh. It's like Robbie Coltrane telling Robbie Williams how to pull the birds.  ;D

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Re: New Manager thread
« Reply #1187 on: December 31, 2014, 11:39:05 AM »
http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/2014/12/31/tony-pulis-to-be-announced-as-west-bromwich-albion-head-coach/

Tony Pulis is poised to be announced as West Brom’s new head coach.

The former Stoke and Crystal Palace manager has beaten off the challenge of Tim Sherwood and is set to replace Alan Irvine, pending the completion of a contract.

The 56-year-old Welshman has been out of work since resigning from Palace at the end of last season.

Pulis is expected to sign a two-and-a-half-year contract and is likely to be joined eventually at The Hawthorns by coaches Dave Kemp and Gerry Francis.


Does that mean Downing will stay until Kemp and Francis join?

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Re: New Manager thread
« Reply #1188 on: December 31, 2014, 11:39:36 AM »
Bizarrely, despite this being reported everywhere else nothing has yet been mentioned on Sky Sports News.

Sky Sports are always the last to report anything and then claim that "their sources ......"!

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Re: New Manager thread
« Reply #1189 on: December 31, 2014, 11:39:57 AM »
so, are we all galvanised now ;D
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Re: New Manager thread
« Reply #1190 on: December 31, 2014, 11:40:24 AM »
Disappointed. 2 1/2 years of Pulisball.  Never thought I'd see it at the Albion.

FGS give the bloke a chance - lets see how the team perform over the next month and what transfers/loans we make.

then if justified make your comment :(

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« Reply #1191 on: December 31, 2014, 11:40:40 AM »
so, are we all galvanised now ;D

I am, happiest I have been with the club for a long time.

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« Reply #1192 on: December 31, 2014, 11:41:19 AM »
I just hope that all these people saying our football will be better under Pulis are not disappointed. :o
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« Reply #1193 on: December 31, 2014, 11:41:27 AM »
I have no idea how we can possibly be upset by this.

The transformation at Palace last year was unbelievable - and at the end of the day who else is in the market better?

We've got one of the best out of work Premier League managers who has a proven knack of making teams hard to beat and rescuing them from seemingly hopeless positions.

People want to spout on about 'playing Pulisball' or 'long balls all season', are you seriously expecting us to come out and play beautiful football with this squad we currently have? They need a kicking and we need a respected authority figure at the helm of this club.

This is the best thing that has happened to this club for a long time, just go and check the internet for people's comments, most are glad their team has already come to the Hawthorns to play as they know what Pulis will do.

All of you who wanted a flouncing European style head coach who plays tiki-taka football with big Anichebe - Enjoy watching us stay up and get a few big scalps along the way.

We've just signed the Premier League Manager of the Season 2013-14, be happy FFS.

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Re: New Manager thread
« Reply #1194 on: December 31, 2014, 11:41:48 AM »
I just hope that all these people saying our football will be better under Pulis are not disappointed. :o

I don't think its possible to be worse if I am being honest.

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« Reply #1195 on: December 31, 2014, 11:42:10 AM »
Bizarrely, despite this being reported everywhere else nothing has yet been mentioned on Sky Sports News.

Only mention Pulis when stating 'he was never in contention for Newcastle job'
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Re: New Manager thread
« Reply #1196 on: December 31, 2014, 11:42:49 AM »
BREAKING NEWS! Sky Sources.. Tony Pulis to be appointed by the weekend.

(for people that need it to be on Sky Sports)

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Re: New Manager thread
« Reply #1197 on: December 31, 2014, 11:43:00 AM »
ha! just as I typed that they broke 'Sky sources tell us ...'  :D
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Re: New Manager thread
« Reply #1198 on: December 31, 2014, 11:43:09 AM »
If true I think it's the best we could have hoped for! Pulis is a strong experienced manager whereas Sherwood perhaps might have been a good fit but he's only got 6months at Spuds under his belt, too much of a risk for me but not as much as Irvine was!
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Re: New Manager thread
« Reply #1199 on: December 31, 2014, 11:44:32 AM »
Home games will be fine but i feel sorry for the away fans. Pulis teams away from home are horrid.