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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Luke Dowling
« on: Yesterday at 09:31:59 AM »
I'm feeling really flat about the Albion this morning.....

Never mind, the sun's shining and it's the start of a brand new day. Pat yourself on the back for being you and smile at what the day has in store. Or not.....  ;D .

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Season Tickets 2021/22
« on: Yesterday at 09:28:41 AM »
I know that but I was hopeful they may have released the pricing beforehand.

It's the hope that......

.....  I logged into my account earlier for a looksee but nothing has been announced at time of posting.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: Yesterday at 08:01:04 AM »
Roy back as DOF would be a very good appointment! Not so sure he'd be interested but you never know.

Roy's 74 in August. He's stated he plans to take a break from the game to spend time with his family. Although a vastly experienced football man to my knowledge he has never been a DoF.

He probably hasn't held transfer and contract negotiations since his time at Fulham, in Italy or even Scandinavia as a club the size of Liverpool probably had a man for such things. We certainly did.

Given his life stage,  lack of experience in the role and stated desire to take a break what makes you believe he's the man for the job in a role which clearly needs a complete overhaul at a club in apparent turmoil?

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: Yesterday at 07:36:58 AM »
Just playing devils advocate.... who was that fosun guy who randomly came on board last month from wolves?? i wonder whether he's the person looking for the new manager

Henry Pu.

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General Football & Sports / Re: EURO 2020
« on: June 14, 2021, 12:18:37 PM »
Seeing Mings play for England makes me feel queasy. It's like watching a lorry that's had it's wheel nuts loosened before setting off and is now rapidly approaching a series of roundabouts.

You know the wheels are going to come off; it's just a matter of when before the inevitable happens. Very uncomfortable feeling mixed with a morbid sense of wonder at what he's going to do next.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 14, 2021, 12:01:25 PM »
I wonder who Percy's source at the Albion is and whether he's binned them off. Can't be a happy bunny given his announcements surrounding Wilder and then Wagner.

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Not nailed on. In the 18/19 season we tried it without one. We had 2 YTS lads run us that season in Big Dave and then Jimmy Shan. Not convinced the board won't go cheap again.

Your enthusiasm for the new season is so infectious I've fallen asleep and had my .com account hacked by the wife  ;D .

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 11, 2021, 03:12:52 PM »
gIvE It DeOn BuRtOn, he knows the kids.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 11, 2021, 02:44:41 PM »
Ian Holloway got Blackpool into the Prem' (and back out of it) and he's available following his departure from Grimsby.

Fits the criteria, if nothing else he's a bloody good loff and the meltdown would be a thing of epic proportions.

Lai would wet himself if he saw the reaction on here and he'd probably drown in a sea of wee if we went up and he sold us on for a profit.

S house rules apply, it's going to happen ;D .

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Under 23's / Academy Thread
« on: June 11, 2021, 02:20:59 PM »
Wonder if he'd want young Griffiths to play it out from the back.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 11, 2021, 02:18:26 PM »
I'm not trying to play down the opinions of Sir Alex Ferguson. But I remember an interview he gave on TV back in the mid 90s. I think it may have been with Gary Newbon.

He was giving his opinion of managers in the Championship and I remember him saying West Bromwich Albion had a good young manager who'd done his apprenticeship, earned the right to manage at a higher level and looked like he was going to have a successful managerial career.

That young manager's name was Alan Buckley........

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 11, 2021, 12:19:00 PM »
If Lampard is allegedly holding out for a PL job......

Wouldn't surprise me if he's holding out for the England job.

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Transfermarkt has him contracted to us until June 30th 2021.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 11, 2021, 12:51:58 AM »
The draw at Man City in Slav's last game does not support that?

I would suspect the relationship between Bilic and the board was over given that he was in fact sacked in the very immediate aftermath of said draw against Manchester City.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 10, 2021, 01:19:56 PM »

Oh god i forgot we had Zohore to come back with Livermore and Sawyers.  :o

HRK hasn't found a new club yet...... we'll be fine.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 10, 2021, 01:15:14 PM »
I was really Hyped for Wagner. I thought he'd do brilliantly.

I'm now gutted and will go sulk in the shadows. Good day to you all.

Steer clear of sharp objects and water deeper than a puddle.

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Coronavirus Thread / Re: Coronavirus
« on: June 10, 2021, 01:10:21 PM »
Some short posts at last. I was scrolling down the screen with Lamaal's Neverending Story as an ear worm. Not a good thing.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 10, 2021, 01:02:29 PM »
What's concerning is the lack of a meaningful link in approach or play-style between any of these managers.

Wilder
Appleton
Wagner
McInnes
Neil

Each with their own ways of doing things, each with their own style (or lack thereof). It's not like we've identified how we want to play and are going after a list of candidates that fit that description, we just seem to be going for whoever is available and/or cheap.

It's like someone's playing pin the tail on the donkey  ;D .

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Guochuan Lai
« on: June 10, 2021, 12:55:29 PM »
I wonder if he's lost his noodles over this new manager malarkey yet.........

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 10, 2021, 12:19:53 PM »
Bloody typical this. Bought my Ride of the Valkeries CD earlier especially. Don't know whether to cancel the order of napalm or just store it in the coal house for next time. Decisions decisions, oh I'm just so konfewzed by it all. Might download the Hokey Cokey while I think about it......

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Guochuan Lai
« on: June 10, 2021, 07:55:44 AM »
If that's the case he should have been looking at something with the potential to expand and return yields. We can't even redevelop the Halfords (should we ever actually wish to) because of a stubborn Dingle (allegedly) who rents Tonka Toys to Bob the Builder types. Serious lack of due diligence.......

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 10, 2021, 07:24:22 AM »
Blimey, you're starting to moderate your views Smeth. Last time wasn't it a nuclear strike on Villa park and training ground?  :o

Napalm for breakfast, the nuclear option's still on the table for dinner and tea. They can chew on the leftovers for supper as there'll be no fish on offer. And if hell ever freezes over we can sort them on the ice. All to the sound of Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries. SOTV  8) .

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 09, 2021, 06:41:06 PM »
So if Wagner is appointed as new manager do we start each game with Ride of the Valkyries as players go out onto pitch?

I'm all in if it means we can napalm the Vile should we meet them in a Cup this coming season.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 09, 2021, 11:06:44 AM »
I've read through some (but not all) of the links provided which explain Wagner's tactical approach to games. Whilst I can understand the logic surrounding it there's one thing that bugs me.

While I didn't watch a lot of Huddersfield's performances under Wagner, I saw enough to know he didn't employ those tactics in any of the games I attended or watched in the pub on TV.

I'm going to keep an open mind should he be appointed. He'd be working with a squad of a generally higher quality than the one that bored me to tears in their playoff final for instance.

An interesting summer of recruitment lies ahead for whomever gets the gig. But if it's to be Wagner he's going to need to pull a Mooy out of his hat from somewhere. Either that or Sawyers needs to be aiming for Player of the Season status.......

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General Football & Sports / Re: Anything Birmingham City
« on: June 07, 2021, 08:09:45 PM »
Thought that'd been decided on a couple of months back?

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