Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - LiamTheBaggie

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 503
1
West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: TV Games
« on: Yesterday at 11:25:20 AM »
I'm not keen on the early start. As things stand I'll be heading over on the train but I'd have much preferred a 3pm kick off time. Start the day with a few late morning snifters, then a few in the afternoon before taking a break (the game) and heading on into the evening for more.

A much more civilised approach than drinking through from Friday night, having an early afternoon break (the game) and getting completely spannered on the way to Sunday morning. Confirmation wasn't needed in truth but I am officially old  ;D .

You’re more than welcome to sink a few of the finest pramens with us in order to boost your stamina.

You will note I’ve added few in bold as I wouldn’t want the forums resident tight **** to release too many moths from that bulging wallet of yours.  ;D

2
Last Match Forum - 23/10 Bristol City (H) / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: Yesterday at 11:22:13 AM »
Both Robinson and Grant are outscoring Phillips so not sure he's our best striker. Agree though we can't play him at RWB as we only have Hugill as our other striker option...unless we go with an untried u23 player.

I probably should have used centre forward to be honest - which neither Grant or Robinson are.

3
West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: TV Games
« on: Yesterday at 09:07:12 AM »
Don’t mind that being early as it’s only round the corner and also means I can have the rest of the day in Brumijum  :D

4
Last Match Forum - 23/10 Bristol City (H) / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: Yesterday at 08:58:10 AM »
Snodgrass and molumby could be the central 2.
Would also play Phillips rwb and give furlong a rest. Try something different.

We can’t possibly put Phillips at RWB as owing to our poor summer window he’s probably the best striker we have right now.

5
Last Match Forum - 23/10 Bristol City (H) / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: Yesterday at 08:56:55 AM »
A bit early for the Bathams

I think Liam will be closer to the mark but good luck with the bet ;D

I will happily have a 100 note wager with our Lewis  ;D

Safe as houses an all that  ;D

6
West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Guochuan Lai
« on: October 21, 2021, 08:51:04 PM »
We can talk about sacking managers but this guy is still the massive problem. The talk of a takeover has gone really quiet. I guess the £200 million asking price is a stumbling block.

He’s going to sell the club at a massive loss.

Lai needs promotion in order to recoup as much of his investment.

7
West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: October 21, 2021, 06:54:52 PM »
Hardly anyone is bemoaning the actual quality of the midfield in passing the football, they obviously haven't got the technical skill to play champagne football demanded on here.

Why would Ismael tell someone to just lump it, you wouldn't, and not even Barnsley did that.  The biggest cumprits in being uncomfortable in possession are Bartley and Livermore. Yokuslu would go a long way to fixing it.

Champagne football. My word. It’s called a middle ground.

His comments last night are everything I need to know - “get to the final third quickly”.

Nothing around our quality, our lack of control. Just we need to get there quicker.

You keep banging the Yokuslu drum and whilst being a better defensive midfielder than Livermore, he does not transform this team. He’s just an upgrade on getting that ball forward quicker.

8
Last Match Forum - 23/10 Bristol City (H) / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: October 21, 2021, 08:52:55 AM »
Cant see Bristol City winning.

They’re going to come here and make this an ugly game of football and we’ll happily join them.

This will be a boring 0-0 or we’ll scrape a win from a set piece.

See Derby, Millwall, Blues, Preston, Stoke, Peterborough, QPR type performance..

9
West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: October 20, 2021, 11:57:36 PM »
It's not that simplistic otherwise he'd sign Johan Blake and Usain Bolt to play centre mid and ignore any notion of footballing skill in that area!

The point is Livermore is vastly overrated by most of our fans.  He is the elephant in the room.

You can't just pin all the blame on the Manager IMO.

He isn’t. Most of our fans have the same opinion as you on Livermore. Most accept he has deficiencies to his game.

But we do not play this way because he’s in the team. We play this way because this is what the manager wants

Our last manager in this division managed to create a successful footballing team (in parts) with Livermore in it. That was passing through midfield.

The issue is that Ismael’s sides require combativeness and intensity over quality in the middle of the pitch. The idea is get it forward quickly bypassing the midfield.

If VI wanted good technical footballers he’d have kept Sawyers. He didn’t, because quality in that area of the pitch is redundant for his style.

10
West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Quevin Moises Castro - Signs
« on: October 20, 2021, 11:18:57 PM »
You might well see him at the weekend. Livermore suspended and mowatt could well still be out. We would be stupid to risk him..

It will be Molumby and Snodgrass in such an event.

This trusting the academy that was stated in the summer seems to have gone out the window.

11
Last Match Forum - 20/10 Swansea City (A) / Re: After Match Debate
« on: October 20, 2021, 11:17:07 PM »
Just seen their first goal. FFS What did we say about the ball down the throat. FFS

Wait until you see the error for the second goal..

12
West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: October 20, 2021, 11:15:34 PM »
He's right. I said this in the after match debate. If you are going to press it starts with the front three. If they don't do it properly you have a big problem because teams can easily get at you and get disjointed.

If you have a problem with the press then surely it is common sense for the whole team to concede 20 yards or so. Instead we had a high line with no pressure on the ball. Recipe for disaster.

The persistence in continuing with something that wasnt working is naivety of the highest order.

13
Last Match Forum - 20/10 Swansea City (A) / Man of the match vs Swansea
« on: October 20, 2021, 10:45:24 PM »
Sorry.

14
West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: October 20, 2021, 10:42:19 PM »
Mate , we've just had four games of Bartley , Semi and even Clarke lumping into the wings . Bloody rugby tactics.

And that press is non existent and has been for weeks - aside from a minute or two in the first half today.

The one redeeming feature to this style and we’re not even doing that.

15
West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: October 20, 2021, 10:36:55 PM »

I don’t like the style of football however I see little point in moaning about it as it is not going to change.

We may as well shut the forum down then..

16
West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: October 20, 2021, 10:35:45 PM »
2 of our best players were missing in Mowatt and Diangana.  That would've made a difference.

You know my thoughts on Livermore, many people still think he has quality at this level, in the big picture I think he looks bang average in this division.

The one thing I'm urging the Manager to do is ditch Hugill because he will never be the answer.  In short we don't have the tools to play like Barcelona at this level anymore.  That ship sailed when we gave away Pereira.

Bilic'a top 2 achievement / 83pts is looking more rosy with every game.

Mowatt and Diangana would have been useful but I’m not sure either would have massively influenced the game.

Mowatt would still have been over run - as he and Livermore have in previous games.

Diangana would still be having to try and control the ball at head height or at least chase a channel.

Our issues relate to our set up - granted, some of the personnel can be improved but they’re capable of more than they’re showing.

Supporters would be far more receptive to Ismael if we didn’t treat the ball like a hot potato. There is no reason why we cannot get the ball down at feet and play through the pitch as Swansea did tonight.

Fans would get behind that wholeheartedly - and they wouldn’t be so quick to voice disapproval after a game. If you can see what the club is trying to do it’s easier to get behind. I’m not sure what we’re trying to do..

17
West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: October 20, 2021, 10:15:32 PM »
What nonsense, Periera would obviously have walked into this side in any system, and played in one of the wide front three roles; in place of Phillips.

Can you respond to the posts without declaring them as nonsense please?

Not sure how many times it needs to be said.

18
West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: October 20, 2021, 10:13:21 PM »
Are you sure?  Mowatt looked like a massive miss tonight. TBH Moumby and Livermore struggled big time and we were out manouvered by their midfield.  We looked tired the longer it went and they cashed in.

Plenty of moments for the midfield to show their quality on the ball, and they failed the test.

We were out manouvered in midfield because this head coach fails to react to what happens on the pitch.

He’s quite happy to watch Molumby and Livermore get over run and stand there with his pre planned changes.

Tiredness? Swansea played a game on Sunday - we had two days extra rest. If this lot are tired then the head coach needs to review what he did in the summer.

We weren’t tired. We were just over run. And the gaffer just watches it happen.

19
West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: October 20, 2021, 10:07:04 PM »
Nail on the head , he won't see January at this rate.
Points over performances won't wash at this level.

And some of the fans defending this garbage are the ones who criticised Allardyce (in a better division) and Wilder in the summer for their styles.

This is worse.

20
West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: October 20, 2021, 09:59:37 PM »
And let us not make out that we’re playing this horrendous style of football because of our budget.

This squad are much better than this current brand of mind-numbing ***** that we’re playing.

This is 100% on the head coach.

Swansea tonight are a great example of a side on a limited budget and they were miles better than us tonight. Miles better in style, application and a damn sight easier on the eye.

Most of the division would give an arm and a leg for our players - yet we set them out like that..

21
Last Match Forum - 20/10 Swansea City (A) / Re: After Match Debate
« on: October 20, 2021, 09:54:42 PM »
Also - why are we trying to play offside when there’s no pressure on the ball?

Those are Sunday league basics.

22
Last Match Forum - 20/10 Swansea City (A) / Re: After Match Debate
« on: October 20, 2021, 09:53:36 PM »
That was pathetic - we got what we deserved.

We had no interest in playing any football after that first minute and we’re happy to spoil the game.

Credit to Swansea - barely spent a penny and put us to shame.

23
West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: October 20, 2021, 09:48:39 PM »
Pulis never churned out anything that bad.

It’s **** poor.

With a bit of luck Barnsley might be looking for a new manager soon…

24
Last Match Forum - 20/10 Swansea City (A) / Re: In Game Chat
« on: October 20, 2021, 09:34:17 PM »
That was absolutely shocking from Livermore for the goal. Truly terrible. He wasn’t the only one but that pass to Furlong was horrific.

We can’t blame Livermore because Furlong can’t pass five yards

25
Last Match Forum - 20/10 Swansea City (A) / Re: In Game Chat
« on: October 20, 2021, 09:28:56 PM »
Furlong adding to his catalogue of errors.

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 503