2021/22 Matchday Thread

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Cov having a barnstorner of a season...... Hope its not a Barnsley flash in the pan.
 

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West Brom at home, they've obviously been disappointing this season but they have quality all over the team.

We haven't won at The Hawthorns since the mid-70s, and we're without our best player in Daniel Johnson. Not confident.

Hopefully Archer comes straight into the first eleven.

Olosunde looked poor on Saturday when he came in but he's a genuine wing back so i'd give him the benefit of the doubt and give him a crack. I'd probably stick with Cunningham on the left, regardless of whether Earl is back from injury or not. McCann will probably come in for DJ. Evans as a super sub.

Iversen
VDB - Bauer - Hughes
Whiteman
Olosunde - McCann - Browne - Cunningham
Riis - Archer​
 

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Stonewall penalty denied on Riis.

Deserve to be one up, edged them in every department.
 

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West Brom nowhere near the level of the other relegation sides .

Might not make the play offs .
 

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First team to win at the Hawthorns this season and it was one of the easiest wins i've ever seen.

Better team first half and absolutely dominated the second.

The ground emptied after 75 minutes and that manager knows he's gone tomorrow.

Evans & Browne the stand out players. Everyone was solid and won their battles though.

Archer wasn't involved much when he came on but managed to pop up where it mattered and nodded in one of the easiest goals he'll ever score on his debut. More of that please.

3 wins, 2 draws and a 1 loss for Lowe so far, the signs are good.
 

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All started pretty well for Ismael there and looked like he might get them up through long throw ins alone but seems to have gone down hill at a rapid rate and he’s clearly not meeting expectations. Lost Dike to injury on debut, thought him coming in might turn it around but that’s gone now too.

His style will be stomached by them if it’s giving results but when it’s not it becomes a stick to be beaten with. Maybe it’s not quite as revolutionary as he thought it was
 

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Cov having a barnstorner of a season...... Hope its not a Barnsley flash in the pan.
I'm reasonably confident we won't be another Barnsley. We've improved every season under Robins (despite my general pessimism and moaning!). Plus, we genuinely play some really good stuff, not that Luton fans will have seen that given our horrendous display at their place! Also, unlikely Barnsley we're not heavily reliant on a system/scoring from set-pieces.
 

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Bristol City at home on Saturday, hopefully we can follow up with another 3pts.

Evans didn't last the full 90 and looked in a bit of a pain when he went off last night, Riis looks like he's running on half-empty and DJ still missing. You would think Archer would start in this one, hopefully one of Evans & Riis are available, if not it'd be Maguire partnering him.

Hopefully no changes other than that but fatigue will be an issue, so wouldn't be shocked if there's a bit of rotation, the likes of Earl and McCann coming in maybe.

Iversen
VDB - Bauer - Hughes
Potts - Whiteman - Ledson - Cunningham
Browne
Riis - Archer​
 

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West Brom look like they are going to crash and burn. Dreadful form.
Forest look most likely to replace them.
 

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West Brom look like they are going to crash and burn. Dreadful form.
Forest look most likely to replace them.
Signing Andy Carroll so really seems to only know one way to play.

Stoke will feel they got a point despite 2 key decisions going against them and a deflected goal from Huddersfield.

Not sure how the ref didn't send the Huddersfield player off who then went and scored.
 

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Signing Andy Carroll so really seems to only know one way to play.

Stoke will feel they got a point despite 2 key decisions going against them and a deflected goal from Huddersfield.

Not sure how the ref didn't send the Huddersfield player off who then went and scored.
I don’t think signing Andy Carroll will fix the problems at West Brom. Surely they have enough fire power anyway ? Was not a problem up till December.
Huddersfield probably to drop out the play offs today with those hot on their heels picking up points.
 

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I don’t think signing Andy Carroll will fix the problems at West Brom. Surely they have enough fire power anyway ? Was not a problem up till December.
Huddersfield probably to drop out the play offs today with those hot on their heels picking up points.
It sounds like generally West Brom have been pretty patchy all season but got results at home at least then had a blip.

Mind you even Fulham had one not so long ago .
 

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No Adebayo for us today. Will be a big miss, think we will be hoping the absence of Brereton Diaz and Rothwell will be just as impactful for them. Jerome/Onyedinma up front doesn’t exactly scream goals to me though . Could be a struggle today with that and general fatigue from the midweek
 

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Not much threat from rovers so far…
Unlucky twice for us not to be winning
Lansbury needs to step up
Midfield is where we’re gonna have to improve
 

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Been much the better side and missed 2 very good chances with Naismith and Jerome. Blackburn have had the advantage of a pretty stiff wind as well which at times meant we struggled to get out. They haven’t created much, but always a worry when you miss such presentable chances against good sides
 

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Be a vacant job at West Brom soon ?
 

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Little bit of a disappointing second half as we never looked like building on a solid first half and it turned into a bit of a scrappy, lacking in quality affair.

Blackburn never turned up so felt like the game was their for the taking but we never showed the quality in that second half. Bit of a spell of pressure at times but nothing the keeper really needed to do. Felt the ref didn’t help the game making it a very stop start, bitty game with no flow at all. Overly fussy about things and it lead to frustrations for both sides.

Positives that we defended really solidly, Shea didn’t have anything meaningful to do. Not a Pelly basher by any means but those are the games his detractors can, and often do point too. Never imposed himself on the game and seemed to be in a mental fog when on the ball. Feel Muskwe needs a loan to a lower level before being ready to impact games for us. He looked lost again in his sub appearance.
 

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Frustrating how we haven’t won any of the last 2 games!

To come away with only 1 point is a sickener. Nige has got us playing though, the green shoots are there at least.
 

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Little bit of a disappointing second half as we never looked like building on a solid first half and it turned into a bit of a scrappy, lacking in quality affair.

Blackburn never turned up so felt like the game was their for the taking but we never showed the quality in that second half. Bit of a spell of pressure at times but nothing the keeper really needed to do. Felt the ref didn’t help the game making it a very stop start, bitty game with no flow at all. Overly fussy about things and it lead to frustrations for both sides.

Positives that we defended really solidly, Shea didn’t have anything meaningful to do. Not a Pelly basher by any means but those are the games his detractors can, and often do point too. Never imposed himself on the game and seemed to be in a mental fog when on the ball. Feel Muskwe needs a loan to a lower level before being ready to impact games for us. He looked lost again in his sub appearance.
I think today and Tuesday was a result of a lot of games in such a short period of time + lots of injuries. But hey, January = 10 points in 5 games and a cup win against some very good clubs. Can't do much better than that. Not many teams have managed to get into any sort of rhythm or fluidity looking at the results today.
 

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I think today and Tuesday was a result of a lot of games in such a short period of time + lots of injuries. But hey, January = 10 points in 5 games and a cup win against some very good clubs. Can't do much better than that. Not many teams have managed to get into any sort of rhythm or fluidity looking at the results today.
Definitely an element of this and probably why we had a strong first half but somewhat tailed off in the second. Even the top sides are struggling with this workload now, thought Blackburn looked very far removed from a top 2 side even when accounting for them missing 2 of their better places.

Like you say a solid months work for us. Giving ourselves a play off shot and being in the mix. You can see players improving all the time too, Bree again excellent and Campbell really growing into his role as well. Good signs
 

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Surely ishmael will get the tin tack tomorrow.
The West Brom manager roulette wheel spins again.
Should have stuck with bilic.
 

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Henri Lansbury - I knew he had done something in that melee with the goalkeeper. He grabbed him by the balls and then run away. Not seen by the referee and not particularly conclusive on the video but I would be surprised if he didn’t.

He is a little shit in fairness who would drive me as an opposition supporter crazy. He really needs to up his game.
 

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Absolute belter of a volley to equalise with the last kick of the game, we're really making a habit of bagging late goals.

It was poor though, with this fixture pile-up, I think an extra day's rest can make a big difference, they were quicker to everything for most of the game.

McCann was good when he came on at HT, and Archer showed his quality when we finally got hold of the midfield for a bit.

Massengo for them put in one of the best midfield performances i've seen at this level.
 

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Henri Lansbury - I knew he had done something in that melee with the goalkeeper. He grabbed him by the balls and then run away. Not seen by the referee and not particularly conclusive on the video but I would be surprised if he didn’t.

He is a little shit in fairness who would drive me as an opposition supporter crazy. He really needs to up his game.
He might get some retrospective ban for that. Seem to remember I think a Preston player getting a ban for grabbing someone by the balls in a game.
 

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