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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Matheus Pereira
« on: Today at 10:50:24 AM »
Grealish to Man City for £100m reportedly close. Opens up the prospect of Pereira to Villa for decent money.

I thought that they signed Buendia from Norwich for £33m to 'replace' Greasy..........

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Have warmed to this over the last week or so.

However I watched the two play-off games and Barnsley were appalling.  Just basically hoofed the ball from the back to the front.   That won't wash with our purists unless of course we are top/2nd from early doors.

Mowatt looks a potentially good signing on a Bosman, having watched his highlights I was surprised how good he was, his dribbling and passing skills and weighs in with a few goals.

He generally plays a 3-4-3 without a specific defensive midfielder so I doubt we'll pursue Yokuslu now.

Johnstone or Palmer in goal. 

Ajayi - Bartley - O'Shea  with Kipre competing and maybe Bryan if he signs.


You would think Furlong/Townsend/Snodgrass and Phillips would compete for the two wide roles in the 4 with. 

We need to sign two central midfielders who are mobile.  So Mowatt if he signs and A N Other.  Maybe Hamer or Longstaff.  Can't see Livermore and Sawyers having the legs for Val.

Then we have Pereira if he stays (if not we'll need to replace him) Robinson, Grant, Diang and a new striker - maybe a Diagne type competing for the front 3.

This is the thing that concerns me to be honest. Whilst I am happy with this appointment, if things go to plan and we are at the top of the league from the start then everything will be fine. However, if we start to have a run of indifferent results then the 'long ball' tactic will very quickly come to the fore.

I am quite pleased with this appointment as it is a risk, it feels good and it is not from the usual list of 'also rans' currently doing the rounds looking for jobs. I would like to think that VI will have a better quality of player to bring in [as well as the ones who are already here], and when the going gets tough he does have a plan B and C.

Overall pretty happy and now looking forward to renewing my two STs'.

Good luck Valerien!

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: Yesterday at 05:55:34 PM »
Just read the bbc news article and Valérien sounds like a man with a plan. After all the positive noises from Ken I hope that he and the board have the courage to back him, even when it gets a bit rough

I am ok with this appointment, left field but interesting, and what we need to be honest

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 23, 2021, 10:24:34 PM »
Alan Nixon 10 minutes ago, Close, very Close now.

Thank goodness, blimey.

Apparently Wilder was done a few weeks ago according to ITK, then Wagner was virtually there, so excuse my lack of excitement  :(

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 23, 2021, 04:08:42 PM »
Just on this point since I was one of the offenders recently.....

Posting a link is safe. Copying and pasting the content is potentially breach of copy write.  In reality it isn't likely you'd see any action taken against the site but just because something is publically available on a website does not mean you are entitled to copy it.

When I read the post I thought the same actually. Technically it is someone else's work so it is best to paste the link to avoid any problems.

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Coronavirus Thread / Re: Coronavirus
« on: June 20, 2021, 10:17:10 AM »
Perhaps they should mention the Scottish superspreader event in London this week when they celebrated their fantastic 0-0 draw against the English pub team.......

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Coronavirus Thread / Re: Coronavirus
« on: June 18, 2021, 08:49:18 AM »
I just love this. A different angle which highlights how selfish it is to not have the jab for any reason other than one that is health related.

MarkW is spot on with that assessment, completely sums it up for me

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 16, 2021, 04:14:13 PM »
Thanks for that

Quite right too 68, what were you thinking? ;)

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Coronavirus Thread / Re: Coronavirus
« on: June 14, 2021, 07:01:56 PM »
I've just read that the vaccines are 94% and 96% effective against the new 'end of times' Indian variant so on a par with not being a fat slob as a remedy.

The vast majority of victims are obese. It's been known for months.

Both the people I knew who died were thin as rakes, so some evidence would be good to back up your claim

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Luke Dowling
« on: June 14, 2021, 06:12:58 PM »
Does Dan Ashworth earn 7 figures a year with BHA.

If not, go get him, pay what it takes. It’s the best investment Lai could now make. Give him all the authority he wants.

Brilliant plan JC right up to that point......... ;D

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Luke Dowling
« on: June 14, 2021, 05:03:15 PM »
Whilst Dowling leaving is good news overall IMO, the timing of it is senseless - he should have gone as soon as it was obvious that we were going down. Unless we're planning to go back to having a manager rather than a head coach, we're now in turmoil with 2 posts to fill and with one of them being dependent on the other being in post. The season starts in 8 weeks.

Dowling was the only "football person" in a senior management position at the Club. Those clamouring for Jenkins to replace him need to bear in mind that Jenkins is a financial specialist. Our Board actually only consists of 3 people:

Chairman: Li Piyue
Chief Executive: Ken
Operations Director: Mark Miles

None of them know anything about the football side (or much else based on the available evidence). Chris Lepkowski has tweeted following the announcement about Dowling: "of course just a few weeks after the Financial Director announced he was also leaving the club, having resigned. Some strange things going on at the top of WBA". He's referring to Lee Cooper and I must admit that it has passed me by if him leaving has previously been reported. It does leave me wondering if the Board actually has a quorum at the moment?

All we can do now is wait for Ken's statement to see if that sheds any light on what appears to have moved on from a farce to a disgraceful shambles.

I knew Cooper had gone, as I was trying to wordsmith some 'jeans based' jokes, but eventually gave up. He has been replaced by a former Fosun employee.

I said earlier 'be careful what you wish for'. Whilst most of us wanted Dowling out, it was very difficult to make any progress with the very limited financial resources made available to him, although I will concede that his record was not good. The 'Allardyce gamble' didn't come off, so he is a '3 out of 10, see me' employee in the eyes of Lai.

I am mindful of the document provided on this forum recently in respect of the sale of St Andrews. I noted that all interested parties were from China, and I am wondering if we are fast going in the same direction.

So, to put it bluntly I would not be surprised at all if our next Sporting Director is from China and has a ‘vast amount of experience recruiting/operating in the Chinese league’. 

As I say, careful what you wish for........


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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Luke Dowling
« on: June 14, 2021, 04:09:06 PM »
For me this is a ‘careful what you wish for’ moment.

How many of you think that this circus is actually capable of recruiting someone better?

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Matheus Pereira
« on: June 13, 2021, 05:50:12 PM »

According to the Daily Star we are willing to accept £15m for our star player, with Norwich and Brentford interested.

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/west-brom-transfers-pereira-chelsea-20804586

I hope there is no truth in it but I seriously would not be surprised.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 12, 2021, 03:02:20 PM »
I see Mark Hughes has reappeared on BBC as a pundit on the Wales game. Is he advertising himself. Let's hope no one from West Brom are watching!

I see that Elmo, former West Brom striker HRK has been joined by future West Brom manager Hughes.........

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 12, 2021, 11:22:35 AM »
Just read your reply, son of Woden. I had to switch off yesterday; I can't see an end to the cancer of Lai on this wonderful club. I absolutely despair about where we are heading and cannot see any glimmer of hope here. Folks suggesting Megson; absolute lunacy. It's the distant past, move on. And I never want to hear the name McInnes again...! I mean, they're not Big Ron, are they?  ;D

Same as me coseley, at times this thread is like 'All our yesterdays'.

I just wish they would appoint someone and we can all get on with it. At this moment we are the laughing stock of football - it is just comical how we are conducting our business.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 11, 2021, 02:32:42 PM »
So having earlier been negative towards McInnes, many now want him here.

Another step closer to Hughes...... :(

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 11, 2021, 12:56:35 PM »
I may be wrong but wasn’t McInnes quoted some time ago saying his time was difficult at Bristol partly because his wife hated living in England?

Which member of the board is that in your avatar dangerman?

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 11, 2021, 07:51:46 AM »
At this point lets hire Ted Lasso and believe.

Only man for the job as far as I am concerned. Much better than the list of doom at the start of this thread!

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 10, 2021, 10:06:17 PM »
Where to ?

That really made me laugh, cheers chap😂

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 10, 2021, 04:49:37 PM »
Update from Radio WM via twitter that they understand that Alex Neil is not under consideration. Well the field gets thinner by the hour. Anybody out there fancy it?

Knowing our lot that means he is currently at the clubshop picking his tracksuit.....

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 10, 2021, 04:17:17 PM »
On merit surely they realise that they shouldn't be appointing Derek McInnes.

A massive assumption zac

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 10, 2021, 04:05:06 PM »
You'll also be put in the naughty corner by the mods if you carry on down this path  ;D

You know its coming Tim..... ;D

Cheap, available and he has kicked a ball in the past - all boxes ticked.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 10, 2021, 03:31:16 PM »
Cannot believe we are talking about McInnes now.

Next stop Hughes......, ;)

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 10, 2021, 02:24:20 PM »
OK, so who went out and put a pony on Wagner?? ;D

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 10, 2021, 02:16:08 PM »
Just laughable really, typical Albion.

Perhaps they are waiting to see if Big Ron picks up his answerphone message Luke left him.......

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