MATCHWATCH : West Bromwich Albion (a) sponsored by Paxo, probably

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Re: MATCHWATCH : West Bromwich Albion (a) sponsored by Paxo, probably

by tidus_mi2 » 05 Oct 2018 19:02

I could see us getting a draw, maybe nicking a win if he gets the team right, if he picks Aluko then I'm preparing for a loss.

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Re: MATCHWATCH : West Bromwich Albion (a) sponsored by Paxo, probably

by Hound » 05 Oct 2018 20:50

None of McCleary, Rinomhota, Harriott or Loader in the U23s tonight

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Re: MATCHWATCH : West Bromwich Albion (a) sponsored by Paxo, probably

by leon » 06 Oct 2018 01:19

Snowflake Royal wrote:Last time Clement said he got the team selection wrong, he clearly meant a different element of it to the rest of us, because he then continued to field one or two of the worst offenders in the next game iirc. So I'm not hopeful we won't be seeing Aluko in the XI.


And yet you’d happily have him as manager after he’s taken us down to Division 1?

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Re: MATCHWATCH : West Bromwich Albion (a) sponsored by Paxo, probably

by royalp-we » 06 Oct 2018 02:32

Perfect opportunity to play Novakovich

:? Oh I forgot, our recruitment and handling of contracts is pantomime

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Re: MATCHWATCH : West Bromwich Albion (a) sponsored by Paxo, probably

by Kulshaw72RFC » 06 Oct 2018 08:17

Hound wrote:None of McCleary, Rinomhota, Harriott or Loader in the U23s tonight


This will hopefully be the start of a renaissance.


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Re: MATCHWATCH : West Bromwich Albion (a) sponsored by Paxo, probably

by Kulshaw72RFC » 06 Oct 2018 08:18

Off up to the midlands now! Hope we can beat them. My family are hardcore Brummies so rooting for us!

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Re: MATCHWATCH : West Bromwich Albion (a) sponsored by Paxo, probably

by Snowflake Royal » 06 Oct 2018 12:06

leon wrote:
Snowflake Royal wrote:Last time Clement said he got the team selection wrong, he clearly meant a different element of it to the rest of us, because he then continued to field one or two of the worst offenders in the next game iirc. So I'm not hopeful we won't be seeing Aluko in the XI.


And yet you’d happily have him as manager after he’s taken us down to Division 1?

Convince me
1. We'll recruit someone better with experience to replace him
2. A new manager will change our squad
3. A new manager will change our scouting, medical and transfer performance

And I'll jump on board.

When we were rubbish after Clarke spoke to Fulham people said anyone would do better. They didn't.
When we were rubbish under McDermott people said anyone would do better, it lasted one season tenuously.
When we were rubbish under Stam people said anyone would do better. They didn't.
Now we're rubbish under Clement the same people are saying anyone would do better.

See a pattern here? Sacking a manager and hiring a new one us expensive. Uf it's not going to make a difference anyway, why bother. The one thing we haven't done in five years is give a manager two full seasons to see if the longer game works. We don't give anyone time to build anything or learn from their mistakes and implement changes.

Maybe Clement can't save us and get us to the right end of the Championship, but that doesn't mean he can't do better at a level below, where even our mediocre trash will be decent.

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Re: MATCHWATCH : West Bromwich Albion (a) sponsored by Paxo, probably

by Sutekh » 06 Oct 2018 14:11

Teams :

WBA: Johnstone, Gibbs, Bartley, Livermore, Mears, Barnes, Gayle, Barry (c), Rodriguez, Dawson, Hegazi.
Subs: Myhill, Robson-Kanu, Brunt, Townsend, Edwards, Hoolahan, Adarabioyo.

Reading: Walker, Gunter, Blackett, Yiadom, Moore (c), Ilori, Ezatolahi, Bacuna, Swift, Meite, McNulty.
Subs: Mannone, Aluko, Barrow, Sims, Rinomhota, Kelly, Holmes.

3 at the back presumably.

McNulty actually starts

No start for Aluko... or Sims or Barrow - so no width.

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Re: MATCHWATCH : West Bromwich Albion (a) sponsored by Paxo, probably

by Ascotexgunner » 06 Oct 2018 14:22

Sutekh wrote:Teams :

WBA: Johnstone, Gibbs, Bartley, Livermore, Mears, Barnes, Gayle, Barry (c), Rodriguez, Dawson, Hegazi.
Subs: Myhill, Robson-Kanu, Brunt, Townsend, Edwards, Hoolahan, Adarabioyo.

Reading: Walker, Gunter, Blackett, Yiadom, Moore (c), Ilori, Ezatolahi, Bacuna, Swift, Meite, McNulty.
Subs: Mannone, Aluko, Barrow, Sims, Rinomhota, Kelly, Holmes.

3 at the back presumably.

McNulty actually starts

No start for Aluko... or Sims or Barrow - so no width.


Hardly surprising when you think how easily QPR walked through the middle of us. Only hope we can create enough chances to upset WBA.


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Re: MATCHWATCH : West Bromwich Albion (a) sponsored by Paxo, probably

by Snowflake Royal » 06 Oct 2018 14:26

Hard to see how that side lines up.

Could see Yiadom pushed up as a winger... maybe?

.................Walker
..Gunter, Ilori, Moore, Blackett
..................Ezatolahi
.Meite, Bacuna, Swift, Yiadom
......................McNulty

Or as you say, wing backs with a three?

....................Walker
..............Ilori, Moore, Blackett
Gunter,........ Ezatolahi, ...........Yiadom
...................Bacuna, Swift
..................McNulty, Meite

Once again, it's not a good sign when the fans can't be certain how you are going to shape up.

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Re: MATCHWATCH : West Bromwich Albion (a) sponsored by Paxo, probably

by 3points » 06 Oct 2018 14:38

Think it looks a nailed on 5-3-2 with Swift supporting the front two when attacking and McNulty dropping in when defending. Interesting to see Tom Holmes on the bench but no centre forward option (shame for Loader). Though I think Barrow as part of a front two is a decent option so he doesn’t need to defend so much

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Re: MATCHWATCH : West Bromwich Albion (a) sponsored by Paxo, probably

by Lower West » 06 Oct 2018 14:44

Sutekh wrote:
No start for Aluko... or Sims or Barrow - so no width.


Yiadom is also a winger.

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Re: MATCHWATCH : West Bromwich Albion (a) sponsored by Paxo, probably

by Zip » 06 Oct 2018 15:02

No Aluko or Kelly is a good thing. No sign of Loader in the squad is disappointing. Neither GMac or Harriott in the squad either.
Neither of our strikers have scored at this level.


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Re: MATCHWATCH : West Bromwich Albion (a) sponsored by Paxo, probably

by leon » 06 Oct 2018 15:05

Snowflake Royal wrote:
leon wrote:
Snowflake Royal wrote:Last time Clement said he got the team selection wrong, he clearly meant a different element of it to the rest of us, because he then continued to field one or two of the worst offenders in the next game iirc. So I'm not hopeful we won't be seeing Aluko in the XI.


And yet you’d happily have him as manager after he’s taken us down to Division 1?

Convince me
1. We'll recruit someone better with experience to replace him
2. A new manager will change our squad
3. A new manager will change our scouting, medical and transfer performance

And I'll jump on board.

When we were rubbish after Clarke spoke to Fulham people said anyone would do better. They didn't.
When we were rubbish under McDermott people said anyone would do better, it lasted one season tenuously.
When we were rubbish under Stam people said anyone would do better. They didn't.
Now we're rubbish under Clement the same people are saying anyone would do better.

See a pattern here? Sacking a manager and hiring a new one us expensive. Uf it's not going to make a difference anyway, why bother. The one thing we haven't done in five years is give a manager two full seasons to see if the longer game works. We don't give anyone time to build anything or learn from their mistakes and implement changes.

Maybe Clement can't save us and get us to the right end of the Championship, but that doesn't mean he can't do better at a level below, where even our mediocre trash will be decent.


Too much inexperienced managerial appointments for a club that was going through a painful on and off the pitch. Hence our issues.

As with Stam I’m conflicted on Clement. I have no faith in him but I want to, if that makes sense and I want him to succeed because we can’t keep having changes.

Problem is we’re just not getting better and relegation is a distinct possibility.

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Re: MATCHWATCH : West Bromwich Albion (a) sponsored by Paxo, probably

by Libertine » 06 Oct 2018 15:18

Bacuna!! GFTI 8)

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Re: MATCHWATCH : West Bromwich Albion (a) sponsored by Paxo, probably

by Snowflake Royal » 06 Oct 2018 15:19

Errr...

Why does Bacuna alternate good with atrocious performances? He looked dire in midweek, but was good against Brentford and has just scored.

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Re: MATCHWATCH : West Bromwich Albion (a) sponsored by Paxo, probably

by windermereROYAL » 06 Oct 2018 15:20

Just the 85 minutes to hold on then :D

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Re: MATCHWATCH : West Bromwich Albion (a) sponsored by Paxo, probably

by Zip » 06 Oct 2018 15:21

Snowflake Royal wrote:Errr...

Why does Bacuna alternate good with atrocious performances? He looked dire in midweek, but was good against Brentford and has just scored.


He is the most enigmatic player in the squad.
Great start though....

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Re: MATCHWATCH : West Bromwich Albion (a) sponsored by Paxo, probably

by Zip » 06 Oct 2018 15:22

windermereROYAL wrote:Just the 85 minutes to hold on then :D


I know :( It’s the hope that kills you.

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Re: MATCHWATCH : West Bromwich Albion (a) sponsored by Paxo, probably

by 10539.4 Miles Away » 06 Oct 2018 15:23

Great shot from Eza from distance, parried and a brilliant finish by Bacuna from a short corner. Lovely job

I'd bet there is some correlation between Bacuna's shit games and who else has been selected for the match? Strap?

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