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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Karlan Grant
« on: Yesterday at 10:10:34 PM »
He is an atrocious player. One of the worst signings we've ever made, if not the worst.

delete, delete. delete !!!

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i said after VI's appointment there would be bumps along the rod and we (fans) need to stick with him, admittedly i didnt expect them this early, but it holds true. New tactics need time to bed in, hope he can deliver before we get too anti

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General Football & Sports / Re: FORMULA ONE THREAD
« on: Yesterday at 02:43:49 PM »
Totally agree mate but fab fun eh?

I've never been, watched Youtube and seen the aftermath, there must be a lot of injuries surely ??

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: Yesterday at 02:41:16 PM »
Nice one, I think it's best we keep QPR a secret  ;) .

Get a room FFS ! preferably with the curtains drawn.

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General Football & Sports / Re: FORMULA ONE THREAD
« on: Yesterday at 01:26:44 PM »
I used to go banger racing with my brothers years ago, all over the country.
Will they go electric?
Will this be the end of banger racing as we know it?
These are questions that I want answers to

Can't see banger racing with Lithium batteries, got serious risk written all over it! but then again, so has petrol I suppose.
I live about 10 miles from Swaffham raceway and the state of "stuff" going to / from there is testament to the craziness of those guys who participate in this stuff.  Nutters the lot of em.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: Yesterday at 01:24:11 PM »
I see no evidence of this.
I'm assuming this is 2nd div obscurity as in the championship obscurity.  Not League 2

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: Yesterday at 12:36:05 PM »
only chance we get Dike is his relationship with VI, VI's team & Mowatt.
We are not fishing in same pond as Norwich / et al anymore,  if,  Dike is what he is purported to be, he will attract better offers than us for the reasons above, scarce commodity with plenty of buyers. Out of our market i feel.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: Yesterday at 10:11:56 AM »
I think this West Brom team is probably the worst team we have had since the Brian Little/ Denis Smith era.

The last few years we have had some shining lights like Pereira then before him Harvey Barnes briefly, Rodriguez and Gayle. But now we seem to be getting worse every season.

This is very worrying because at sometime we have got to stick with a manager and also we have to have some investment from the owner.

The majority of the championship clubs are dependant on the owners support financially.  So if our owner is looking at us being a self sufficient club, then the future does not look too good.

I think in time Ismael could do a good job for us but we have to stick with him and he needs financial support from the top.

I cannot argue that this squad is missing "skill and excitement' the only slight light in that respect is Diangana who is flattering to deceive currently. There is a downward spiral that needs arresting
a) by development of youth and integrating them into the squad and hopefully becoming saleable assets
b) Investment from owner (lol)
c) Clever and profitable acquisition of players with necessary attributes for today and ability to develop for us or a purchaser

Am I confident that any of the above are strengths we can deploy?  frankly no.

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Thanks for the help folks. Leaving around 4 due to work. Hopefully be there in time to see a victory.
If its starting to slow down dive off at Quinton J3 and come in that way, (bearwood / warley / smethwick) good luck mate enjoy the game.

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I'm going for 5-1 resounding victory with QPR reduced to 10 men,
Charlie Austin will not get a kick, he cant do 2 games in 3 or 4? days!

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General Football & Sports / Re: The big sports thread
« on: September 23, 2021, 08:59:45 PM »
Ryder Cup weekend. It’s been a 3 year wait but it’s finally here.

It does clash with Albion on Friday night which is a shame, but I’ll watch as much as I can this weekend. I fully expect a USA win on home turf. They have 8 of the top 10 in the world lining up this time out, man for man they blow Europe out of the water. The crowd is also expected to be quite rowdy so it will be a tough atmosphere.

In terms of our squad, Jon Rahm is the worlds best golfer right now and the only European in the top 10 while Norwegian Viktor Holland looks a good shout to be the best rookie on show. I think there may be a few veterans however playing 1 Ryder cup too many, including “The Postman” Ian Poulter who is 7 years on from his last great showing in 2014.

Thr American Cantley could be the player of the weekend. I’m going for a US win.

Its so satisfying putting one over on the yanks when they are so dominant as individuals

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Anyone know when admission to the ground stops after kick off? .as a couple of us are travelling from Cornwall, we may miss kick off if the traffic holds us up.
If I was coming all that way, I would be devestated not to be in at kick off !!

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Last Match Forum - 24/09 Queens Park Rangers (H) / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: September 22, 2021, 09:25:56 PM »
:D

wouldn't put it past him to obe smarter in the box than our current CB's though.
Not going to argue with that

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General Football & Sports / Re: Safe standing
« on: September 22, 2021, 07:43:07 PM »
Cheers mate, I'm in Lanzarote so not following as closely as normal.

I’m not jealous, honest !  Enjoy buddy

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General Football & Sports / Re: Safe standing
« on: September 22, 2021, 07:26:51 PM »
Glad this is off the table tbh.
sounds like it’s back on the table as of today

Sky sports
Premier League and Championship clubs allowed to trial safe standing in stadiums this season
Clubs will be able to trial safe standing as part of a pilot programme from January 1

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General Football & Sports / Safe standing
« on: September 22, 2021, 06:32:19 PM »
Behind both goals for me

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: September 22, 2021, 02:23:40 PM »
There was a point raised on the Liquidator podcast which i hadn't considered.

Valball at barnsley was largely played without fans present, as such its likely the aesthetic value being diminished was largely irrelevant and not a measure of success.
Fast forward to the Albion, expectant fans back in grounds, wanting entertaining, a percentage of baggies hankering for "the Albion way", Val now has to deliver results first and foremost, but if not delivering results and failing to entertain could be on a hiding.

Different circumstances / different deliverables.

thoughts?

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General Football & Sports / Re: FORMULA ONE THREAD
« on: September 22, 2021, 12:10:21 PM »
could driverless car racing become a thing?

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: September 22, 2021, 12:08:40 PM »
Very true.  If we look at the European Champions in isolation, last season Pereira outperformed all of Havertz, Ziyech, Mount, Pulisic, Werner etc.  It's a total mystery why he was overlooked by the top clubs with that performance level!

Back to the present, just losing Pereira from the last Championship campaign means we are weaker offensively.  But Mowatt is better than Sawyers defensively, which should mean less goals conceded.

I just don't see how we can be as entertaining as the Bilic team in the Championship, due to the squad available.  The only player who could possibly change it is Castro?

Might have been he was demanding wage parity with the Saudi offer

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Last Match Forum - 24/09 Queens Park Rangers (H) / Re: Pre Match Chat
« on: September 22, 2021, 10:37:13 AM »
I can just see him chasing a ball over the top and beating our defenders over 20 yards out.

Stretching the laws of physics that one !

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General Football & Sports / Re: Carabao Cup
« on: September 21, 2021, 09:54:41 PM »
Two ex-Baggies have both bagged 4 goals tonight. Must be some sort of record.
plus a charlie austin double

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General Football & Sports / Re: Carabao Cup
« on: September 21, 2021, 08:53:33 PM »
Man City 0-1 Wycombe!!!   Come on you Blues..

3-1 mancs  46mins

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: September 21, 2021, 11:20:59 AM »
What we're our first 9 games results of 20/21 season?
Surely that's the first true comparison and by the way that was in the premier

Someone posted on that the other day, almost identical ! 

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Jordan Hugill joins on loan
« on: September 21, 2021, 11:18:12 AM »
Indeed and Saturday was the first time he's played 90 minutes for us as well.

He was never going to be prolific, the record books show that, he does have attributes more appropriate to the version of Valball than Diang / Robinson / Grant. If the gaffer persists with the "style" used in the main to date, JH will do a job.
Personally i hope we are more flexible and dont deploy those Valball tactics so much but that remains to be seen.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: September 20, 2021, 10:41:38 PM »
Surely it depends on who the top are.
JRod & Gayle would never work

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