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Messages - gazberg

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No chance. Logically, we would, but we saw this summer that we didn't really cast the net ver far and wide. We crossed our fingers that we would get Delap or Dike on loan and when that didn't happen we went into the regulation championship transfer poop and picked out the much travelled Jordan Hugill, who had one half decent season in the last 4 years.

I'd totally forgotten about Delap. Maybe he will become available for loan in Jan.

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West ham were losing 2-1 at home to Man Utd and a penalty was given in injury time for handball against Luke Shaw.

They stupidly then subbed Noble on to take the penalty and it was awful, De Gea saves, WHU lose unbeaten record.

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Wonder who we will get or go for if we don't get Dike. Hugills not the answer.

You'd like to think they have prepared for this scenario but let's be honest they probably haven't.

Ferguson will have been gone 18 months by time of tribunal and we will probably get slightly less than they offered us after discovering his injury.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Jake Livermore
« on: Today at 12:46:35 PM »
No, but it's high time that he did, otherwise why did we sign him? The stuttering performances of late mean that we should be looking at some squad rotation. Snodgrass will be leaving at the end of the season, so I think Molumby should be above him in the pecking order.

I remain excited to see what the high-octane combination of Mowatt and Molumby can do; there's every chance that they will complement each other hugely.

I agree, feels like we are SLIGHTLY going back to the 'board and Bilic' days but it's now the 'board and Ismael', just signing players for the sake of it and then not playing them.

If we signed him and apparently want him to sign next season on a permanent he needs to be playing or given a chance at the very least.

Snodgrass AND Livermore out at end of season hopefully.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Jake Livermore
« on: Today at 12:08:42 PM »
Has Molumby made an appearance yet?

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Small piece in tommorows Sun claiming that tribunal set to be held before end of year and also that Palace are now in for Daryl Dike too.

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Why didn't they suss it out last season with Barnsley then? You can only assume that Barnsley's players were better at it than ours are, or else our players are proving slower to make the style of play tick. Valerien said several times that he was happy with the squad, so it's down to him now to make it tick. He's got almost a week to work with the full squad now (except those who are injured), so let's hope things improve on the back of that.

Teams didn't worry about Barnsley enough to change their style of play to counter it specifically in my view. From our opening good run I think teams realised trying to play football against us wouldn't yield results, for the mediocre EFL teams anyway. They would be happy with a point against us and they get it everytime.


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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Jordan Hugill joins on loan
« on: Yesterday at 06:10:28 PM »
I think being able to hold the ball up is a bit overrated. Its not much use if your next touch can't pick out a player running into a goalscoring position or indeed if the ball just runs way into no mans land. We need a skilful No.9 who can craft out chances and be clinical enough to take some chances himself.
I think Hugill is more a sub for when we are getting a bit deparate and just need to sling high balls into the box.

I thought the Hugill signing was as a squad backup. Not to be starting. Very disappointing from Lai again.

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It does feel we are still some players short that suit this style of play. We still have a few too many lightweight toe dippers from previous eras at the club.

From the limited bits i saw of Barnsley last season most of his players there were worse footballers than ours but stronger and more direct/ physical.

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General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« on: Yesterday at 06:00:15 PM »
Steven Reids first game as Forest manager ends in a 2-0 win against Huddersfield. Fair play Steven.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: Yesterday at 05:57:37 PM »
I would hope that Lai wasn't daft enough to offer him a 4 year deal without some kind of compensation limit in the event of it all going tits up. I am not calling for his head to be clear.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Jordan Hugill joins on loan
« on: Yesterday at 05:50:18 PM »
Yet there were a lot on here suggesting he should be starting!  He offers us a focal point up front, and he is big enough to be an aerial threat, but what does he create? He missed an easy chance but his overall skillset looks limited.


I think that's because he's the best we have at holding it up which is poor for a club trying to get back into the PL. I don't think many of us who wanted him starting were saying so because we think he's good. He's better than Zohore and that's his rival at the moment.

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Not sure we need to worry about that, and you have hit the nail on the head about us regarding investment by the board. I have serious doubts that that VI’s style will not translate at all in the premier league.

Champo managers have already sussed the system out let alone some of the most astute managers in the game in the PL. Players and gaffa would be out of their depth equally as things stand.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: Yesterday at 05:30:10 PM »
Be interesting to hear his post match comments and to see what changes he is willing to make if any.

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General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« on: Yesterday at 05:02:35 PM »
Cherries won, go top. Fulham and Stoke lost. We are 3rd.

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There’s just a cutting edge missing, and there shouldn’t be in this division with our relative talent. I think tactics have a lot to say on this.

Yep, he needs to slow it down a bit. Get them passing in training.

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Didn't really see much improvement. Not really going to go into players individual performances as couldn't tell who was who on my stream most of the time.

That Hugill chance towards the end shows us what we are missing though. A decent CF. Cheaped out on Dike. Could come back to haunt us.

Ball might have been pumped into the air less than normal but still being played at 1000mph first time whack away. There are always some opportunities in a game to get the balll down, stop and play along the floor. Passing is atrocious.

We are a team that rarely looks like losing but also not winning at the moment.

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Last Match Forum - 18/09 Preston North End (A) / Re: In Game Chat
« on: Yesterday at 04:52:11 PM »
Atrocious from Hugill

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Last Match Forum - 18/09 Preston North End (A) / Re: In Game Chat
« on: Yesterday at 04:04:25 PM »
I'm on beinSPORTS2 that's on a stick though. Perfect, like watching Sky.

Thanks for rubbing it in  :P

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Last Match Forum - 18/09 Preston North End (A) / Re: In Game Chat
« on: Yesterday at 03:57:44 PM »

I am on HesGoal

Same but it's really pixellated for me. Could be my web connection playing up if ok for everyone else. I can't tell who is who most the time. Got a different stream to try 2nd half.

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General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« on: Yesterday at 03:56:23 PM »
Fulham and Stoke losing. Cherries and Cov drawing.

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Last Match Forum - 18/09 Preston North End (A) / Re: In Game Chat
« on: Yesterday at 03:54:19 PM »
I'd be keen to see Molumby given a go for Livermore.

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Last Match Forum - 18/09 Preston North End (A) / Re: In Game Chat
« on: Yesterday at 03:51:43 PM »
Ajayi isn’t any good. Our better defenders are injured. And more than half the team is now composed of average Championship players.

I think our love of the Championship will start to fade if we sink into it. It won’t seem like so much fun then.

Some Albion fans won't care sadly.

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Last Match Forum - 18/09 Preston North End (A) / Re: In Game Chat
« on: Yesterday at 03:51:07 PM »

Yes, it was Phillips... Radio said Bartley

Thanks i wasn't sure, stream is terrible for myself so not keen on putting names on anything/anyone today

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Last Match Forum - 18/09 Preston North End (A) / Re: In Game Chat
« on: Yesterday at 03:50:33 PM »
He shouted at Ajayi as Ajayi called, was facing the right way, and then Ajayi stood there and didn't follow through.

Ajayi is having a nightmare.

Looked like Livermore was in control and left it, i can't really say for sure everything is blocky like an Atari 2600 game.

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