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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: January 15, 2022, 06:59:13 PM »
Tell you what 82, you are batting well tonight. Perhaps you should open for England...... ;)

He cannot do worse than Burns or Hameed :) To be honest an 11 from the WestBrom.com board would score more than the current England 11 (except for Root).

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: January 15, 2022, 06:40:44 PM »
The squad under big Dave was far superior to this current bunch of no hopers.

Big Dave's squad was much better and I would argue Bilic had a better squad. He had Pereira.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Under 23's / Academy Thread
« on: January 15, 2022, 06:37:36 PM »
Tim Iroegbunam on the Seals bench tonight!!

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: January 15, 2022, 06:22:36 PM »
All the reporters trot out the line "He loves his stats" (xg, how far players run etc). Do you think the ipads are able to just show the main stat.....nil.
For all the debates the most glaring stat is how few goals we score. I have tried to back Val and cannot stand the constant firing of managers but his stubbornness in continuing to play the same way even though we aren't scoring is quite frankly idiotic...

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Last Match Forum - 02/01 Cardiff City (H) / Re: After Match Debate
« on: January 02, 2022, 06:02:34 PM »
Penalty is a shocker, just blatantly pulls Townsend back. So strange from the defender as Townsend is going away from goal.
I hope Dike is Ronaldo, Pele, Messi and Maradona rolled into one...we are just not very good. Or he is sat there thinking "what have I done?" They are rubbish and I left Orlando for this  :D
Oh and Slav, Klopp, Ferguson etc. have all run on the pitch and remonstrated with the ref (Klopp does it all the time and he's not bad).

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: December 28, 2021, 09:27:20 PM »
The players always go into hiding and let the manager take the heat. Look at the recruitment.
Mowatt
Clarke
Molumby
Hugill
Reach
Bryan (after window shut)

This was our window....

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: December 28, 2021, 03:57:57 PM »
Historically I always want to give the manager time and be patient. I still support Val but some of his decisions are head scratchers...
As many on the board have said he seems to have abandoned his press or the players just don't fancy it. There is little energy, it seems slow and ponderous. In light of this I don't understand why he wouldn't play TGH or even Fellows (whats wrong with Tulloch?). They at least play forward and look hungry.
A lot of the players Val has he has inherited and they just aren't that great. People in the media talk about the cost of the squad and the wages but paying big wages doesn't mean they are good players....
We are much better in defence under Val but clearly going forward we are rubbish. A few people have mentioned Bilic's promotion season and one huge difference is Pereira. He was the real difference maker, we have no-one like him.
We also have such a wafer thin squad, we missed Mowatt and Grant yesterday.
Don't see a problem with him calling out players. All the fans can see it and we always want managers to speak their mind....until we don't :)
It feels like we are at a crossroads. Back the manager and be patient or replace him.
Some of the comparisons to previous managers seem unfair. You always have to weigh the quality of player available to the manager.


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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: December 27, 2021, 09:24:40 PM »
So why keep picking him. Fellows did more in 10 mins than Grady has in 2 seasons.
Same with TGH and Furlong /Livermore.
Does Val even go to training

I agree with that :)

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: December 27, 2021, 09:20:20 PM »
Problems run pretty deep for me. So many experienced players don't look interested and aren't very good. Who can we get who will come with no money to spend :)
 I do remember many on here turning up their noses at the likes of Wilder....

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: December 27, 2021, 09:14:50 PM »
He needs to go. It’s utterly miserable to watch.

It’s pointless him being on the touch line, he may aswell hand his team sheet in at 2pm, tell the lino what subs he’ll make after an hour and go home because that’s his sole contribution

He’s wrecking Grady Diangana’s career to boot.

I can't defend Val on so many things but when was the last time Grady played consistently well? Bilic and Allardyce struggled to get a tune out of him since his loan spell.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Jayson Molumby Joins Albion
« on: December 27, 2021, 09:07:50 PM »
Personally thought he was one of our best players today (that doesn't mean a lot i admit). At least tried to go forward rather than back and sideways...There would be plenty more players to ditch before Molumby.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Tom Fellows
« on: December 27, 2021, 09:00:49 PM »
Did more in his cameo than Diangana or Robinson did all game....He and TGH should play.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Callum Robinson
« on: December 27, 2021, 04:18:16 PM »
Don't understand the love in people have with him.....so poor.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Under 23's / Academy Thread
« on: November 22, 2021, 02:06:00 PM »
Thought a number of our under 23’s would be pushing for starting berths in first team or at least make the bench. Another reason that I’m not convinced in Ishmael too loyal to senior pro’s no matter what their form. Don’t think we will do much business in January so he should be utilising our youth system.

Or he continued with TGH when Furlong was fit again?

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: November 22, 2021, 02:03:54 PM »
Val is clearly struggling (the majority of the players he inherited) but I will always advocate giving the manager time. If we think just changing the manager is the solution to West Brom's future we are kidding ourselves. Each of the recent managers have had a somewhat fractious relationship with the hierarchy, maybe the manager hasn't always been the problem. There is so much wrong above Val its scary...

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: System / Tactics / Personnel
« on: October 02, 2021, 01:33:24 PM »
A lot to be said about tactics from people that are more knowledgeable about those things. The most obvious thing to me is the paucity of the squad. Of all the times we have been relegated and tried to get back up this is the weakest squad. Vals Barnsley team we’re based on young hungry players. I just wouldn’t describe Livermore, Phillips and Hugill that way (Phillips has actually done well this season).
One other observation, our “poorer” run started with Clarke and Dara both being injured.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: September 25, 2021, 01:15:56 PM »
5 wins and 4 draws in 9 games and top. If I was the manager of a new team, trying to implement a new style, with not a lot of investment and unbeaten and was getting pelters I’d be unhappy too. Oh and he hardly took over a team high on confidence from the end of last season....
So much to say about the modern era of football, entitlement and “myths” of how football should be played etc.
I rate Diangana and he’s playing better. On the flip side when was the last time he scored or even set up a goal?
The twitter thread of Albion fans on line was embarrassing and funny. 25 mins left Grants horrendous, terrible, the worst player we have had at Albion”. At full time “always knew he’d come good, class finisher, only finisher we have got” :)

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: September 16, 2021, 11:05:46 AM »
There it is! The old I was around in the Buckley era argument etc. Doesn't take away from the fact that the last 3 performances have been poor and certainly don't reflect promotion form

I generally respond in conversations to the actual questions posted rather than hypotheticals. The comments were “this is worse than anything Pulis served up” and in the match day thread “worse game I’ve seen in 40 years”. I stated we have amnesia because Buckley, Pardew etc were less than 40 years ago and we had games under Pulis that were atrocious. Also to make a comment like that you have to go back  through every game.....
We were Absolutely terrible against Milwall, I was pointing out how those comments always get thrown out with very little evidence....

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: September 16, 2021, 03:08:22 AM »
Amnesia seems to be a perennial problem for football fans. I always find comments like "Its the worst game of football for the last 30 years" or "its worse than anything under______ quite amusing". I have sat through so many terrible games over the years under lots of our managers (Gould, Little, Buckley, Robson, Pulis, Pardew etc)
We are clearly not playing that well at the moment but Val has managed us for 8 competitive games and in the league we are unbeaten.

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: September 11, 2021, 05:46:54 PM »
I do hope that VI isn’t a one trick pony, we will have to mix it up a bit over the length of the season, we will not carpet bomb sides consistently, Val will have to accept that teams have a plan to negate his A game,

Most managers have one way of playing. While you want different systems and shape there are very few managers who move away from their preferred way of playing. Pulis, Bilic, Moore, Clarke all examples for us (also see Parker, Silva etc)

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Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: September 11, 2021, 05:08:43 PM »
Our dereliction of duty in this window and last summers window will come home to roost.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: September 11, 2021, 01:45:07 AM »
Only Salah and Kane scored 20+ league goals last season so I would suggest they are hard to come by ;)

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Summer Transfer Window 2021
« on: September 01, 2021, 01:19:28 PM »
You can only gauge transfer windows In hindsight (after about 20-30 games). The amount of times sky or pundits say “they have won the transfer window” only for it to be a flop. I remember Hull (Under Bruce) and us (Burke, Krychowiak, Gibbs, Rodriguez etc) having “great windows” only for both teams to be relegated.
I do think the squads worse than the one Bilic had but the quality of the league is worse too.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: August 29, 2021, 03:07:52 AM »
Got to say Ismael running down the touchline and standing his ground to Ferguson was hilarious. After being a soft touch and rolling over so often this makes a pleasant change. Seeing Fergsuon junior annoyed was a joy :)

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: August 26, 2021, 01:10:52 AM »
The team selection emphasized the paucity of the squad though. Castro, Kipre and Reach were on the bench at Blackburn and Button would have played tonight. Beyond the first 11 we don’t have a lot to work with (other than untried youngsters).

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