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  In Trouble
Posted by: Birdman1811 - 08-24-2016, 08:30 AM - Forum: WBAunofficial - Replies (66)

I said in the summer I was worried, now I'm past worried and pretty sure this is going to be a very long and hard season, quite possibly ending in relegation.

It's not all the fault of Pulis by any means, though 1 win in 12 says enough, an unacceptable record which should be enough to have him on his last legs as it is. But our faffing around in the transfer window has been a joke, I've said to be patient and been patient, but had we not faffed around Schlupp would already be here, Slimani would either have turned us down, or maybe we could have convinced him, but we messed around with stupidly low offers, as the window approaches its end clubs will just pay the release clause and talk to him. I'm far from convinced we have a plan B when he inevitably doesn't come here.

Berahino should have gone to any club prepared to pay money for him, he has no interest in being here, isn't helping the side and nowhere near as good as he thinks he is. If he is here in September we messed up and will have lost that game Peace has been playing. If Jay Rodriguez is our big hope for up front we have issues, he was an excellent player before an injury that may well have ended his career, we have no idea what state he is in now mentally and whether he'll ever be a good player again.

I don't want Pulis here anymore to be honest, mostly because his presence is so toxic to us since we have so many fans who have been waiting to froth at the mouth and get rid of him. His bombing out of players he bought doesn't help us, his extremely narrow list of potential transfer targets don't help us. His faffing around and dithering when presented with a choice to make in the transfer market doesn't help us, had he not dithered last summer Antonio would have been playing here not West Ham, he was as good as signed, Pulis decided to wait for Phillips after a long time of keeping Antonio waiting, in which time West Ham came in. That is what actually annoyed Peace more than the football or results.

If we don't win Sunday I hate to say I'm fearing a Villa style relegation.

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  Last night
Posted by: Ah Bhuna Matata - 08-24-2016, 08:23 AM - Forum: WBAunofficial - Replies (7)

Didn't go so don't have an opinion worth considering.

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  team for Sunday
Posted by: Romelu_Lakawhooo? - 08-24-2016, 08:04 AM - Forum: WBAunofficial - Replies (17)

stop trying to shoehorn Bera the Bell in .....

Foster

Daws Gmac Evan Galloway

Yacob Fletch 

Philips Mozza Mclean 

Rondon 


done !!!

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  team for Sunday
Posted by: Romelu_Lakawhooo? - 08-24-2016, 08:04 AM - Forum: WBAunofficial - No Replies

stop trying to shoehorn Bera the Bell in .....

Foster

Daws Gmac Evan Galloway

Yacob Fletch 

Philips Mozza Mclean 

Rondon 


done !!!

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  The Football -
Posted by: Statto - 08-24-2016, 08:00 AM - Forum: WBAunofficial - No Replies

As it seems what actually happens on the pitch is irrelevant to the meltdowns, how about some football?

Myhill 4 - culpable for both goals, otherwise little to do. Number 2 for a reason
Dawson 8 - Solid as ever
McAuley 9 - MOM looked a class above
Olsson 6 - no surprises, he is what he is
Galloway 7 - looked ok defensively but was only league 1. Equally, no time to get to know the players or system. One great header off the line. Attacked very well until he got cramp.
Field 7 - did well. Closed well defensively and was always available. Passing decent and didn't waste the ball, but not overly penetrative. Needs to improve aerially for that position and would be better in a midfield three
Morrison 6 - rusty. Always wanted the ball and showed flashes of the creativity we desperately need. Always looking to go forwards. Will be better for the game
Phillips 6 - mixed bag going forward, excellent work rate and defensively. Some good stuff but could be more direct at times. 
McLean 6 - like Olsson, he is what he is. Scored, but keeper should've saved it. Unlucky with the ref.
Lambert 6 - rusty. Didn't hide but needs to go somewhere he'll play and get match fit. You'd have still backed him to score Bera's chances though.
Berahino 4 - as culpable as Myhill for the sitters he missed, but was involved in our better play.

Subs:
Wilson 7 - obviously raw, but good debut. Quick and defended well. Got forward and wanted the ball. Nearly scored a worldy. A couple of misplaced passes, but very encouraging.
Fletcher 6 - worked hard and was good defensively, but didn't look like creating much. No surprises.
Rondon 5 - poor. Horsfield like offsides and nothing came off for him.

Crowd watch. Not bad, but knew what was coming once it went to pens. 

Highlight - the teams walking out to the liquidator, then switching it off pretty sharpish once they heard the response.

Overall - Myhill and Berahino do their jobs to even 7 out of 10 and we win comfortably. Youngsters did well.

Statto - Not melting down until next week, but we desperately need quality signings.

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  Last night's positives and negatives
Posted by: mattaky - 08-24-2016, 07:34 AM - Forum: WBAunofficial - Replies (3)

Positives
Sam field - excellent, rarely gave the ball away (if ever), covered a lot of ground and made some good tackles and blocks.
Galloway - Defended well, cleared one off the line (just before they scored) and got well forward.
Phillips - played pretty well, excellent cross for Gmac's goal and laid two on a plate for saido. Worked hard too.
Mozza - still getting back to full fitness but played ok, kept the ball moving and tried to make things happen.

Negatives
Saido - shocking game for him. never seen him miss so many chances. On another night he'd of bagged a hatrick and we'd have won 5-0.
Olsson - he's legs have just gone, doesn't jump to win a header, slow in the pass. I think he lost almost all of this headers against the cobblers striker. If we lose evans I really do fear for us.
Pulis - Why bring fletch on and shunt morrison out wide when he was playing well and sit back on a 2-1 lead. Why not give Leko a run and trying and get a third...forth......
Myhill - completely miss judged a cross / shot for the lead up to their first. God knows what he was  doing for the second. If you can't hold onto it you need to parry it much further than he did. 

On another night, if we (saido) could take our chances we'd have won that comfortably. It was crap to watch but we expect that under pulis. Big few days coming up in the transfer window and we need a positive result on sunday. Final word on Field, really did play well. I said he looked good in our friendly against Vitesse. Defo one to watch. Vitesse Arnhem

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  Really don't know if I can be arsed
Posted by: cornishbaggie - 08-24-2016, 07:28 AM - Forum: WBAunofficial - Replies (22)

Leaving at 7am to drive 250 miles on Sunday, to watch the drivel he serves up. I know I will, but that probably says more about me than the Albion.

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  Villa
Posted by: oldun - 08-24-2016, 06:53 AM - Forum: WBAunofficial - Replies (3)

Won 1 - 0 away from home first game last season, didn't win many more all season, we laughed all season, could it be.....

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  A fiasco....
Posted by: Baggiemad - 08-24-2016, 04:04 AM - Forum: WBAunofficial - Replies (3)

The takeover happening at a time when we have just started the season, transfer deadline day looms and there is no direction from the top, who is actually in charge at this crucial time, can big decisions be made whilst In a state of transition?

The Saido situation, turning down big money to make a player stay that does not want to be here, a player who is starting each week but looks our worst finisher at the moment, could the decision to keep him be the costliest our club has made? 

Desperately scouring clubs for a loan deal as we have failed to prepare for the new season by moving out players not required, and lining up players needed, letting Sessegnon go without any back up options.

The whole situation is starting to look like Villa, they appear to have hit rock bottom and are starting to rebuild, we appear to be in free fall at present, both on and off the pitch, last night was embarrassing but not surprising.

Where do we go from here, someone needs to take charge and make big decisions quickly, players need to come in and existing ones surplus to requirements or not wanting to be here got rid off, will it happen, very very doubtful, and we will be faced with a season of scratting for a few points, unrest on the terraces and seeing a slow but sure fall from the top.

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  How to sort the team out
Posted by: WiL13 - 08-24-2016, 12:38 AM - Forum: WBAunofficial - Replies (13)

not saying this will solve all our problems and I'm sure 90% wont agree with this but its just my onions, probably wouldnt be the cheapest option either but it would be one of the quickest.

Pulis Out and Roy in- 
never going to happen but like previously said by others wouldn't be a massive change but still more positive and would bring a big lift to the fans and probably the players. just pay off pulis and move on.

Berahino out diouf in- 
take 12m for berahino and diouf as make weight, 

lambert out jay rodriguez in -
lambert is passed it and useless now just pay him off get rid, rodriguez would be a great option as 3rd choice striker - point to prove coming back from injury and he can play upfront or on the left too.

brady in - 
going to be expensive but with schlupp apparently unavailable could be the next best option.

box to box midfielder-
one of the many mentioned from ligue 1 in the mould of mulumbu but with better passing- try someone on loan for the season see what happens.

a cb-
get a young back up in to cover injuries or even phil jones but cant see that happening tbh.

id keep poco for now hes no worse than olsson is currently  tbh good for back up just in case we need him and under a new manager point to prove.

after typing that i realised nothing like this is even possible in a week but imo it could lead to a top half finish and would cost less than 35/40m fans would be back on side and would breath new life into the club.

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