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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #2050 on: June 27, 2019, 11:29:26 AM »
Read an article not long back (haven't got time to source the link) where James Morrison stated he'd been fit to play for ages but just hadn't been picked.

I spoke to him few days before Leeds away and asked if he was fit, he said he just couldn't get a look in
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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #2051 on: June 27, 2019, 05:41:06 PM »
I guess it's likely that Morrison's injury woes in the first half of the season were the final straw for the powers that be and didn't want him to activate the extra year. 

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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #2052 on: June 27, 2019, 05:57:56 PM »
I guess it's likely that Morrison's injury woes in the first half of the season were the final straw for the powers that be and didn't want him to activate the extra year.

And rightly so in my opinion.

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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #2053 on: June 28, 2019, 12:41:25 PM »
And rightly so in my opinion.

As much as I love everything he's given us, in this instance I agree also.

Big wages..... which given his injuries of late and age - cannot be justified.

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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #2054 on: June 28, 2019, 02:11:14 PM »
Thanks for some great memories James and good luck with the future, you will have enough in the tank for a couple of seasons north of the border
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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #2055 on: August 22, 2019, 10:26:38 AM »
Does anyone have the message available which JM wrote in the programme last night to the fans please?

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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #2056 on: August 22, 2019, 06:42:25 PM »
Does anyone have the message available which JM wrote in the programme last night to the fans please?
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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #2057 on: August 23, 2019, 10:36:27 AM »

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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #2058 on: August 23, 2019, 12:08:42 PM »
Great servant and another all time club man imo. Another who became one of us. Yet also another many of our bus to catch so called supporters couldn't wait to be rid of.

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« Reply #2059 on: August 23, 2019, 01:04:12 PM »
Great servant and another all time club man imo. Another who became one of us. Yet also another many of our bus to catch so called supporters couldn't wait to be rid of.

Totally agree about the quality and length of his service. Despite this though I firmly believe he was released at the right time. Measure the number of appearances in last 2 years against money paid to him and the reason is clear.

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« Reply #2060 on: August 23, 2019, 01:56:40 PM »
Totally agree about the quality and length of his service. Despite this though I firmly believe he was released at the right time. Measure the number of appearances in last 2 years against money paid to him and the reason is clear.

Yes, no problem with releasing him and i agree he should have been released a couple of seasons ago along with Brunt, even though they are my two favourite recent players. But as we have seen, players read social media and think fans are having a pop at them or are being ungrateful for their service. Been a good player, thanks but now do one is how it comes over.
The club is to blame for giving out contracts, Mozza and Brunty have always been loyal and renewed them, a case of damned if you do damned if you don't.
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Why then do we keep resigning players who's best days are gone, or signing players who are past it and we aren't going to get any money off when it comes to selling. That isn't good business at all.
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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #2061 on: August 23, 2019, 02:05:11 PM »
I get what you say DW. I work in engineering too, and we keep using old machines!  ;D

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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #2062 on: October 29, 2019, 01:03:26 PM »
Surprised this hasn't been been brought up already, but Mozza is retiring and joining the academy to start his coaching career
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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #2063 on: October 29, 2019, 01:06:23 PM »
Surprised this hasn't been been brought up already, but Mozza is retiring and joining the academy to start his coaching career


Literally just came on to post this. Good luck Jimmy Mozza.
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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #2064 on: October 29, 2019, 01:44:37 PM »
Good luck to very good player! Would love to see him set off an a successful coaching career!

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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #2065 on: October 29, 2019, 02:11:15 PM »
can only see upside to this,

Age at which he can still relate to kids and vice versa
Ability is not questionable
Wealth of experience at all levels incl International
Has a temperament that doesn't tolerate stupidity
Knows the club better than almost anyone else there i should think

On reflection 1 downside, will the kids "ken wha is on aboo ?"
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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #2066 on: October 29, 2019, 02:48:03 PM »
A loyal servant (i know he was paid well by the club) but he gave us tremendous service and had an amazing 12 years with the club. He was a major part of the team that gave us a stable top division club again.

All the best Mozza
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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #2067 on: October 29, 2019, 03:01:58 PM »
can only see upside to this,

Age at which he can still relate to kids and vice versa
Ability is not questionable
Wealth of experience at all levels incl International
Has a temperament that doesn't tolerate stupidity
Knows the club better than almost anyone else there i should think

On reflection 1 downside, will the kids "ken wha is on aboo ?"
Or give them a slap if they get all Billy Big Balls.

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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #2068 on: October 29, 2019, 03:34:06 PM »
As one chapter closes a new chapter opens in his long career with Albion and I wish him even more success as a coach, I think he will be a natural.

Good luck James!
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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #2069 on: October 29, 2019, 05:19:39 PM »

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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #2070 on: October 29, 2019, 09:47:53 PM »
Excellent! He was a true Albion star for a very long time. Best of luck to him.
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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #2071 on: October 30, 2019, 08:59:25 AM »
Really please about this, hope he makes a success of it.

I was surprised that no clubs appear to have come in for him but maybe his recent injury record was too much of a risk.

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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #2072 on: October 30, 2019, 09:01:57 AM »
Another one we feel we owe a living  ::)

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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #2073 on: October 30, 2019, 09:45:29 AM »
Another one we feel we owe a living  ::)

or just maybe one who we feel could benefit our academy players with his years of experience at a high level within the game.
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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #2074 on: October 30, 2019, 10:49:44 AM »
Personally, I can’t see the Albion just handing out jobs if there wasn’t a perceived benefit for the club
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