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Re: Branislav Ivanovic signs for WBA
« Reply #175 on: September 15, 2020, 05:33:49 PM »
welcone Branislav, i hope youve joined to us for the right reasons if you have you will be a big assett to us

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« Reply #176 on: September 15, 2020, 05:34:22 PM »
Age is just a number. ;D. In all seriousness I think its a shrewd signing. Ajayi/Kipre and O'Shea should learn a lot from him. Hopefully means the end for Hegazi/Bartley as both are no good at this level.
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« Reply #177 on: September 15, 2020, 05:35:47 PM »
Welcome Branislav. :D
His experience would be huge asset for the team.
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« Reply #178 on: September 15, 2020, 05:46:30 PM »
Good to see him on board - at least it prevents  Atomic from wetting his bed tonight  :D

I have concerns regarding his legs given his age, but his experience will be invaluable to a side severely lacking in his experience of this division.

He should replace Bartley in the side.
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Re: Branislav Ivanovic signs for WBA
« Reply #179 on: September 15, 2020, 06:19:26 PM »
welcone Branislav, i hope youve joined to us for the right reasons if you have you will be a big assett to us

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« Reply #180 on: September 15, 2020, 06:25:32 PM »
Another Townsend?
I'd say Bilic has pretty much bet the house on this one, if it comes off he will be a genius, if it doesn't we go down as everyone is predicting anyway.

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Re: Branislav Ivanovic signs for WBA
« Reply #181 on: September 15, 2020, 06:34:07 PM »
Another Townsend?

I know Townsend is barely a left back but Ivanović definitely isn't one  ;)
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« Reply #182 on: September 15, 2020, 06:40:50 PM »
I know Townsend is barely a left back but Ivanović definitely isn't one  ;)
Think he's on about Andy Townsend.

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Re: Branislav Ivanovic signs for WBA
« Reply #183 on: September 15, 2020, 06:41:33 PM »
I know Townsend is barely a left back but Ivanović definitely isn't one  ;)

I think he means Andy  :D
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Re: Branislav Ivanovic signs for WBA
« Reply #184 on: September 15, 2020, 06:43:40 PM »
The emoji not a strong suit on here then...
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« Reply #185 on: September 15, 2020, 06:47:35 PM »
Think he's on about Andy Townsend.
I think Branislav is a different character he's won everything dosen't need the money or to be remembered as that bloke who just wanted a last meal ticket, he's here to show he can still compete in the prem at his age.

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Re: Branislav Ivanovic signs for WBA
« Reply #186 on: September 15, 2020, 06:57:45 PM »
Hopefully he does a lot better than Anelka did for us.

Welcome aboard Branislav.

Fortunately Branislav doesn’t come with the sort of baggage that ‘Le Sulk’ did. I think the most controversial thing I ever remember him involved in was being one of that dirty cannibal Suarez’s bite victims.

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« Reply #187 on: September 15, 2020, 07:01:47 PM »
He is older, and people say about accommodating but his career has adapted to CB. If he's as fit as a G-Mac and as smart then happy days - our defence needs an experienced head but also mature and it is clear that Bartley isn't that and many (including Bilic it would appear) believe that Hegazi isn't that either.

It was glaringly obvious the spine needs improving and it looks like Ivanovic and Gallagher are both in and that issue is being directly addressed.

Good luck to you Bran!

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« Reply #188 on: September 15, 2020, 07:19:11 PM »
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« Reply #189 on: September 15, 2020, 07:21:09 PM »
Good addition. Wellcome.
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Re: Branislav Ivanovic signs for WBA
« Reply #190 on: September 15, 2020, 07:28:29 PM »
Provided he’s still fit enough, a good signing. Welcome.

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« Reply #191 on: September 15, 2020, 07:36:22 PM »
Over the moon with this signing.

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Re: Branislav Ivanovic signs for WBA
« Reply #192 on: September 15, 2020, 07:40:23 PM »
Hopefully means the end for Hegazi/Bartley as both are no good at this level

In fairness, Hegazi hasn’t played in the Premier League for two seasons. He did of course play pre-relegation and was good - certainly not making the frequent mistakes we see from Bartley.

The Premier experience of both Ivanovic and Hegazi will be very valuable to Ajayi and O’Shea.

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« Reply #193 on: September 15, 2020, 07:44:05 PM »
Welcome Bran, now let's see what that experience brings.
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Re: Branislav Ivanovic signs for WBA
« Reply #194 on: September 15, 2020, 09:43:18 PM »
Only just caught up on a lot of this. I was skeptical at first but seems like a smart move.

Was still playing in the champions league for a decent team last year. The amount of stick Bartley gets in here i thought people would be happy with us signing a CB. He can play all along the back 4 (not that Id want him at full back but if we are desperate he can) and is only on a one year contract. Upgrade on Bartley and Hegazi for me.

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Re: Branislav Ivanovic signs for WBA
« Reply #195 on: September 15, 2020, 11:24:09 PM »
The question is does he start next match and if so in what formation with who..

I’d be tempted him kipre semi as a 3
I think Slav will go him Bartley semi
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« Reply #196 on: September 16, 2020, 08:10:07 AM »
Interesting conundrum. Flat back four with Ivanovic partnering A.N.Other or a back three which potentially negates forward momentum. Wing backs have to be very good at what they do in the Premier League. I think we'll see Gibbs, Ajayi (Hegazi), Ivanovic and O'Shea for most games from the current crop.
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Re: Branislav Ivanovic signs for WBA
« Reply #197 on: September 16, 2020, 08:30:27 AM »
The question is does he start next match and if so in what formation with who..

I’d be tempted him kipre semi as a 3
I think Slav will go him Bartley semi

Thought Bilic has said he wouldn't be fit for 2 or 3 weeks.... or maybe that was just to start matches (or complete 90 mins)?

Need to play a back 4 a back 3 just isolated the quality players against Leicester.
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Re: Branislav Ivanovic signs for WBA
« Reply #198 on: September 16, 2020, 09:22:41 AM »
PLEASE prove me wrong, welcome me owd mucka !
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Re: Branislav Ivanovic signs for WBA
« Reply #199 on: September 16, 2020, 09:32:06 AM »
welcome to our club and i am sure your experience will be vital to our campaign. my only gripe is can we sign footballers up to speed and ready to play before we are too far behind
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