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Exclamation WM tonight...
Posted by: Beefy 1965 - 6 hours ago - Forum: West Bromwich Albion - No Replies

There's a recording doing the round on Twitter, it lasts a couple of minutes,

Not sure how to post it here so have posted some of it for you...  Rolleyes

Villa fan on @sportbbcwm is the pure definition of delusion Rolleyes

"We're one of the biggest teams in England"
"Grealish could play for Barcelona"
"We're going up and we'll do better than Wolves"
"We'll be in Europe next year"
"It's 1982 all over again its a bandwagon that won't stop rolling until we win a major cup or league"

FFS sake Laugh Laugh Doh

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  Very disappointed today
Posted by: Zinman - 8 hours ago - Forum: West Bromwich Albion - Replies (1)

To see that JRod's equaliser against Villa wasn't included in our goals of the season list.

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  Cheap Option
Posted by: Arcane Astral Aeons - 18-04-2019, 20:43 - Forum: West Bromwich Albion - No Replies

For Next Season
Alex McLeish Is Now Looking For A Job
Bet He Ends Up With Us

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  Ecky gone after 14 matches!! Back to "square one"!
Posted by: 0762 - 18-04-2019, 20:42 - Forum: International Matches - No Replies

So the SFA "blazers" finally sack Alex McLeish amid one big question - "Why did they take so long to do this"? Also the SFA is poor enough as it is and will have to find funds to compensate a guy who they were paying £550k pa and IMO should never have been appointed anyway!! Now we need to appoint someone who needs to revitalise a Scotland team that is full of some great young prospects who should be progressing positively much like The Netherlands national team that had similarly "stalled" and endured a period of transition!! Of course, the main difference is organisation, wise guidance of young up n coming players and structured coaching - the KNVB has all those attributes attached to it in abundance and is there any valid comparison with the Scottish Football Association?? Sadly, very little comparison!! One positive step forward would be to appoint Stevie Clarke but I have my doubts that the Killie manager will join up with the SFA as many people hope he will!

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  Bradley Welsh - the end of an era RIP!
Posted by: 0762 - 18-04-2019, 18:43 - Forum: Hibernian - No Replies

Love him or loathe him, Bradley Welsh was a "weel kent" character in the Hibs community who tragically lost his life to a coward who brazenly gunned him down in a public street in Edinburgh and alarmed many people in the local area, a shocker! IMO it places Hibs FC in a quandary because of his unsavoury past and Hibs strong stance that has always been taken against Cabbage fans who have "crossed that red line" and tarnished the club's name. However, I suspect that lotsa Hibs fans will still show some respect for someone who had "reformed" significantly in his latter years since those past controversial days in his youth, RIP.

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  Title winners
Posted by: turkeydinner - 18-04-2019, 18:10 - Forum: Tottenham Hotspur - No Replies

So Tottenham players are still tired from the World cup, every time they draw or lose they are in turmoil, they never signed anyone in the last two transfer windows, some players are so tired they are dead on their feet, they made it to the ECQF and still sit in a good place in the league having been in the title race for much of the season, Harry Kane has been injured lots

All this using about sixteen bloody players!

Now if your as bored as I am watching the one potato-two potato at the top between Liverpool and The Abbasid Empire, can we please give Tottenham the title just for all the above and everything else they've had thrown at them, Jeremy Corbyn will present the trophy

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Exclamation Gareth Barry !!
Posted by: Beefy 1965 - 18-04-2019, 14:36 - Forum: West Bromwich Albion - Replies (2)


Gareth Barry has been ruled out for rest of the season. Requires surgery on his knee injury #wba

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  WBA Easter Thread
Posted by: Ska'dForLife-WBA - 18-04-2019, 08:00 - Forum: West Bromwich Albion - Replies (13)

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If only we could discuss poaching the manager of every team we play against between now and season's end, we could repeat our comfortable victory over Preston time and again. Sadly, it's unlikely to be that easy as we head into the traditional Championship Easter double-header with Hull at home on Good Friday, and a trip to Reading on Easter Monday.

Irrespective of other results, two wins would mathematically seal our place in the playoffs, but the points aren't likely to come easy. Hull still have an outside chance of making the post-season party themselves, and will be looking for a scalp on Friday afternoon; Reading are battling relegation, with an equal need and desire for points, and the added comfort of knowing that we've never beaten them at the Madejski Stadium. There's never been a better time to put that miserable record to bed: in the absence of a new manager, the very least we need is momentum in these coming weeks.

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  Terriers v Hornets 20 April 2019
Posted by: theo_luddite - 17-04-2019, 23:04 - Forum: Huddersfield Town - Replies (4)

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15:00 UK Summer Time
McGalphSmiths Farm
The Big Blue Stadium
With Premier League Floodlights
(We can turn some of them off next season)
HD1 Just off Leeds Road, t'other side o' t'River Colne.


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Troy Deeney showed some of his other sporting abilities with a running forearm smash to the head of Lucas Torreira on Monday night.
That got him a red card and a 3 match suspension, so he misses this one. Don't forget to update your predictions folks.  Smartass
So, does that hint at where his future might lie when his current deal runs out?

WFC - sign another contract with Watford Football Club?
WWF - sign a pro-contract with the Watford Wrestling Federation?
WTF - apparently muttered by Lucas Torreira as he fell to the floor in the 11th minute of Monday's game.

Apparently trying to appeal the decision according to some news outlets - which could get him the rest of the league season off if it fails.
Meanwhile Watford have announced a new initiative.


Somehow I don't think Mr. Deeney will be the poster boy for this one this side of the Summer transfer window.  Tongue

Right, got that off me chest, now how about the football?


To say the end of this season has fizzled out into a roaring disappointment is at best an understatement. We all know the main reason why and it's in the goals for column. That said, our once usually difficult to beat defense has 'mailed a few in' recently too.

Not sure if they are chewing wasps or hornets, the look on their faces might tell us more if we could see them, but Martin from Wakefield is getting a lot of flack from some sections of the Town support, including columns in the Unexamined by a former not particularly brilliant Town goalie and now hairdresser of the parish.

To be fair, he's only getting the flack that Herr Wagner would have been getting because, and I said it around the time this season was starting, 'my only problem with the way Wagner has us play is the lack of goals' or words to that effect. We've now added lack of defense to that too. We do try to attack the oppo's penalty box a tad more, but we still don't know what to do when we get there, except for the first 75 minutes at West Ham.

The good news

We're on a sequence of 0 goals, some goals, 0 goals some (a) goal(s). This weekend is a 'some goals' match, though if we play like we did at Watford earlier in the season, we'll break that sequence too. (If that's good what's the bad look like?)

The indifferent news

Any faint hope we might have had of finishing 2nd bottom all but disappeared in a puff of goals over the last few days. Fulham beat those useless Blue Scousers 2-0 and with Cardiff beating the other Blue 'n' White Stripes 0-2 in the big car park with another big Blue Stadium in it at Falmer, it only served to confirm roughly where we might have been with even a mediocre offense rather than a non-existent one. We all know what we did at Spuds brand spanking new over-priced and horrendously late but exceedingly flash and did I say brand spanking expensive new stadium last weekend, so we don't need too many reminders.

Still, we've always got the sanctuary of the Chumpionship next season

The bad news

I'll be watching this on Sportsnet One with a big mug or two of
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and a Bacon and Egg Butty, or maybe a couple of these to help wash the coffee down.

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I won't get a
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to numb the pain until well after the final whistle blows.

I Guess That's Why They Call Us The Blues.
(I did enough Elton Bogg puns last time - first and last one this time).

One thing's for sure, before we kick off next season ....

How are they doing?

Well, apart from the 3rd Round, when they made loads of changes, they've played nigh on full strength sides and made a seriously good fist of The FA Cup this season. Having come back from the dead to beat Wolves 3-2 after extra time in the semi-final, they will be red hot favourites to watch the Blue Mancs run round Wemberlee with the Cup. Having said that, City have previous of grabbing a defeat from what should be a walk-over victory in the Cup Final.

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In the league they've lost both games against the Blue Mancs, 2-1 at home and 3-1 away. Deeney might just get away with being back for that one.

Apart from that, they've rarely been out of the top 10 and are hanging on to mid-table mediocrity with some aplomb.
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Form is sooooooo over-rated : Whistle

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Who's banging 'em in?

Apart from said Mr. Deeney? They spread 'em around a bit.

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New faces and Exiteers

The brass they got for Richarlison, from those afore mentioned Blue Scousers, was wisely invested in a young chap from Barcelona who has bagged a few in return.

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We've played 'em before

It's a rare season when we don't got some points from fixtures against Watford, thought it's a rare season when we play them these days.
Just a hunch, as Quasimodo once said, but I would not be surprised if we get nowt this season.
(Might be considered a hot tip that one, but don't bet too much on it. I wouldn't want you to get burned).

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Last time out

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Can they all lose?

Nope, but they can't all win either, but I'll bet everyone is sat in their seat 5-10 minutes before kick-off at the Emptihad for their game if Wednesday night's Chumpions League game is repeated in any form.

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On the tellybox?

If like me, you're sat on a sofa in a far off land on Saturday (or whatever day it is in your part of the world) check here. It's not live on the tellybox in the good old UK, unless you can convince your IP Address provider you're actually somewhere else other than your mum's attic and stream one of these feeds.


Siewert's Slaver

It's a bit early for the pressers, so I might be in the airport departure lounge when I post this bit or even on the other side of the pond by the time I track anything down. Whatever he comes out with - you'll probably watch, hear or read it somewhere else before you read it here.  Laugh

Radio Local have posted their pressers early for a change


Watford's Waffle

Happy Easter folks, don't pig out on the choccy eggs too much.

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Here's to next season - this thread needs another musical interlude to help get us over this one.

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  Change Of Name
Posted by: Arcane Astral Aeons - 17-04-2019, 17:30 - Forum: West Bromwich Albion - Replies (12)

it`s still good old me
did say a few weeks ago i would change my name
hope it`s ok to continue posting using this new name

many thanks

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