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Albion Matchday Forum / 25 Aug 2021 Albion 0 Arsenal 6 (Carabao Cup 2)
« on: August 11, 2021, 10:19:20 PM »
Arsenal at home...  ::)

West Bromwich Albion FC / Friendly today.
« on: March 19, 2021, 05:36:39 PM »
We appear to have played a friendly today against Huddersfield.

What seemed like a relatively strong/experienced team ran out 3-1 winners with goals from Diangana, Peltier and Grant.

West Bromwich Albion FC / What have we learned?
« on: June 20, 2020, 05:24:23 PM »
I've watched the 2 games today. There was absolutely no intensity to either game. The PL has been the same.

These last 8 games look like they're going to be played at nearly walking pace. That brings Brunt and Barry back into the equation. Their knowhow and nouse has to be employed in this crucial period. For neither to be on the bench was a poor oversight.

Today we had 12 corners and several freekicks, the delivery was awful. We have to take advantage of these crucial game situations. This surely brings Brunt back into the equation even more.

We can get through this period of games without the soldiers. Without the battering ram. Put out the 11 most technical players. Headless chickens like Edwards and Zohore simply not required. Where was Grosicki?

Be interested to hear what others thought of the new Championship normal.

Hi guys, don't know if any of the admin or mods are technical with the server side of the site, but my account (be it the IP or some other marker) is not set up correctly on the server, I'm unable to copy and paste into posts, unable to post images or use emojis, and unable to edit text into eg. italics now apparently. It's a pain after writing a long post for it to disappear when refreshing the page after getting yet another 403 forbidden page from the server management software.

It's ruining the forum for me so I would appreciate if someone could look into it on my behalf. Thanks. If any members can advise the lads also that would be great.

We've now conceded 2 goals in each of our last 5 home matches.

Despite people saying individuals playing well, and the defensive shield supposedly having a revelation season it isn't borne out by the stats or the facts.

What is the solution, if any?

West Bromwich Albion FC / WM Football Phone In.
« on: March 18, 2019, 11:17:07 PM »
So I've been listening to this online while I've been off work last week, we come off terribly on it compared to fans of the other W. Mids clubs? Who on earth is phoning in?

Thought this could become a regular thread to discuss the Albion related calls on there. I've barely agreed with one call this past week, from numerous people calling for Shan to remain in situ, to someone saying Moyes and Puel the only obvious choices. The mind boggles.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Best team.
« on: February 01, 2019, 12:15:34 AM »

Bond or Johnstone



Gayle or Rodriguez
Montero or Gayle

Subs. Johnstone, Rodriguez, Brunt, Harper, Leko, Bartley, Livermore.

Announcements, Feedback & Questions / Merged thread.
« on: February 24, 2018, 09:40:12 PM »
If you don't mind me saying you've just merged 2 threads that were totally different discussions? What's left now doesn't make sense.

West Bromwich Albion FC / To stay up.
« on: February 03, 2018, 06:39:51 PM »
Despite not rating Pardew more than a lot of you don't rate Pulis. I still think we can stay up. However it's entirely conditional on getting this team out for the last 10 or 11 games of the season.





If this is not possible particularly Chadli I only see relegation.

What are everyone else's thoughts on what's needed for survival.

General Football & Sports / Video Refs at last!?
« on: March 06, 2016, 12:27:34 PM »

A trial of the use of video assistant referees for "game-changing decisions" in football will begin no later than the 2017-18 season.

Technology would only be applied to key incidents concerning goals, red cards, mistaken identities and penalties.

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) says it has had interest in hosting live trials from 12 national associations and one confederation.

The news was announced following a meeting of the IFAB in Cardiff.

New Fifa president Gianni Infantino, who believes greater use of technology within the game is inevitable, called it a "historic" day for the sport and said the decision proved the game's leaders were "listening to football".

The IFAB, which is made up of the four British football associations and Fifa, says a final decision on approving the technology for use throughout the game will only be made following a thorough period of testing and an agreement on the protocols for its use.

Infantino said: "We cannot close our eyes to the future but it doesn't mean to say it will work.

"The flow of the game is crucial. We cannot put that in danger. That is why we have to be open to test."

In addition to the video technology trials, the IFAB has also decided to end the 'triple punishment rule'.

It means in instances in which the referee feels defenders have made a legitimate attempt to make a tackle inside the penalty area, they will not be sent off if they commit a foul. A penalty and, possible goal against their team, is deemed sufficient punishment.

This would not apply when the offence is holding, pushing or pulling, the defender does not attempt to play the ball or the offence would be worthy of a red card if it had been committed elsewhere in the penalty area.

How will video referees work?

Will the natural flow of the game be disrupted?

The IFAB is determined this must not happen. At their news conference on Saturday, it was stressed repeatedly that if the flow of the game was hindered, the video experiment would not be implemented on a full-time basis. Logistical issues, such as when a referee stops the game for a video review, are the major reasons the IFAB have been so reluctant to say when the experiment will begin.

What about offside?

Ordinarily, referees will not stop the game to review an offside decision. However, there is a caveat. Goals can be reviewed so if there is a potential offside in the build-up to a goal, this can be checked.

Will we see it in Britain?

It is possible. The IFAB says 12 countries have expressed interest in hosting trials. Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan said the Scottish Cup could be the ideal vehicle, so it is fair to assume Scotland is one of those interested.

At which levels of the game will it be used?

This is still to be decided. Football has always been proud of the fact the game is essentially the same, whether it is played on a park or in the biggest stadiums. Technology, clearly, is not available to all. However, even at a professional level, not all grounds in all countries have access to the number of cameras needed to provide adequate cover to make key decisions.

Will players like it?

Generally speaking, those involved in the game - be they players, managers or officials - are willing to embrace anything that ensures more correct decisions are made. No system is 100% foolproof. But tight goalline decisions, such as the one that went against Tottenham in Saturday's north London derby, are now being made correctly because of video technology. Provided it is implemented properly, there is no reason to believe further improvement will not be made with the forthcoming trials.

Further rule changes

The IFAB unanimously approved a comprehensive revision of the Laws of the Game - an 18-month project, led by former English referee David Elleray. It is the most comprehensive revision of the laws undertaken during the IFAB's 130-year existence.

The word count has been halved and gender neutral language introduced throughout.

One of the amendments relates to a player who is injured by a challenge punished by a yellow or red card. Rather than the injured player having to leave the field, which gives the offending team a numerical advantage, the player will be able to have treatment on the pitch (Law 5).

The kick-off is also changing, with players able to move the ball in any direction, rather than just forward (Law 8),

There will also be experimentation with a fourth substitution within extra time, although the league or competition for the trial is yet to be decided.

Think this is great news, hope the trials go well.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Albion open contract talks with 5 players
« on: February 08, 2016, 12:38:32 PM »
In a timely article after some were wondering about it on here John Percy is reporting we are in negotiations with Dawson, Morrison, Sessegnon, McAuley and Olsson over new deals.

I certainly would be keen on Morrison but the rest should at the very least be questioned.

General Football & Sports / Lawro Predicts!!
« on: November 28, 2015, 12:39:15 AM »
Okay so I gave up on Lawro a couple of seasons ago, but stumbled across the BBC blog tonight. He has inevitably backed us to lose at West Ham, but when I looked further he's only predicted a defeat in one other game this season. His predictions have us played 13 won 6 drawn 6 lost 1. I'm completely amazed  :o

Announcements, Feedback & Questions / locked
« on: February 15, 2015, 12:49:36 PM »
Why's the Vile thread locked in General?

West Bromwich Albion FC / Is it time for the Coffin?
« on: December 06, 2014, 11:39:22 AM »
Someone posted earlier "is AI our least popular manager since Gould", I think he's less popular, possibly our least popular manager ever. I say the coffin should be 'on ice' at the Shrine next Saturday in case of defeat?

ps I know he is head coach.

West Bromwich Albion FC / I think it's plausible
« on: September 14, 2014, 11:51:25 AM »
that Roy Hodgson was the worst thing to happen to this club for years. It appears to have given Peace the impression that this head coach thing is viable and works. If we'd gone down under RDM as we certainly would have, the experiment would have finished and we wouldn't be stuck with this youth team buffoon now.

I love Roy but he has pulled the wool over Jeremy's eyes. He was the head coach in name only, he ran our club.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Tony Mowbray
« on: September 14, 2014, 10:05:44 AM »
They say never go back, but I'm sitting in the Hawthorns longing for that attacking football, when we clapped them off most weeks despite Carson/Martis/Meite probably costing us points. We can't defend anyway but think of the difference in quality between our players then and now. The football we'd play would be a joy to watch.

I'd send out an SOS to Mowbray. Get him back and get a bit of beauty into the football we're watching get back a bit of matchday enjoyment. If Alan Irvine deserved a second chance TM definitely does.

I know one thing, there won't be a standing ovation this May.

I do think this is valid despite what others have said.

Graph is self explanatory.

As you can see we got 6 points last season from our last 15 games this season.

Edit. we are now 5 points worse off after just 4 league matches.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Safe Standing. Relocation.
« on: August 23, 2014, 08:55:44 PM »
For balance I think this is worth asking.

... we haven't had any offers for them.

I keep seeing this on here, most recently with Morrison and Brunt, why do people assume we have not received offers/enquiries for any of our players. The club simply do not release this sort of information to the public the majority of the time.

Announcements, Feedback & Questions / Question
« on: July 25, 2014, 08:59:48 PM »
Hello chaps, back from my ban so would like to ask THE pertinent question. Is the Alan Irvine thing not welcome on this forum? If not, why not? Father Ted still seems to be doing the rounds on here which is arguably worse.



West Bromwich Albion FC / Perspective needed.
« on: January 30, 2014, 01:22:21 AM »
I was there tonight and the result certainly wasn't pretty, but I can't help but think there have been some massive knee jerk reactions that wouldn't have happened if say, we'd just lost 4-3 in the same manner at the Liberty Stadium. The fact it was Villa hurts more and emotions run high, it was a poor defensive performance (from ALL of the back four) but there were promising signs further up the pitch.

I personally, for instance have got a 5 or 6 game amnesty with regard to complaining about team selections (Dorrans was in tonight and I wouldn't have minded seeing him replace Morrison with 20 mins left under different circumstances), the only way Mel will learn is to make mistakes, that said he will have to be careful about the agendas of his coaches and local media, my example was a great deal has been made by the press of McAuley losing out to Lugano, fair enough because he had a stinker overall, BUT, Steven Reid was even worse and no-one has asked why Jones wasn't playing, this concerns me deeply.  My message: Lets get behind Pepe and the team and roar them on to that 40 points mark as early as possible.

Wouldn't it be so typically Albion to sneak something on Sunday against the best strikeforce in the division after leaking goals for fun tonight?

West Bromwich Albion FC / Pat Frost
« on: January 03, 2014, 08:57:04 PM »
I gather tomorrow will be Pat Frost's final game as Albion kit-man. He is leaving to concentrate on his business. Very highly thought of by the players it seems and excellent with fans on twitter and moreover one of our own. Just thought I'd make this thread to say thank you and good luck to Pat.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Is it time to acknowledge...
« on: December 15, 2013, 12:42:56 AM »
...that winning away at Manchester United isn't that big of a deal now that Moyes is in charge. I myself have been guilty of bigging up this result to promote my views on team selection etc. and I'm expecting to see it a lot in the dissection of the Clarke sacking in the next few days. Just looking at some of their other results and league position, was this as good a performance as we have all made out. Was it merely a good performance rather than an exceptional one?

General Football & Sports / Refereeing Premier League 2012/13
« on: October 20, 2013, 12:47:37 AM »

General Football & Sports / Brighton penalty...
« on: December 30, 2012, 12:31:16 AM »
Foul on K. Lua Lua no different from the 'foul' on Long in the first half today... all we ask is consistency...

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