West Bromwich Albion Message Board
I've just got to comment on the fantastic job that Tony has done this season, I've just read through some of the post's over the last 2/3 months and laughed at some of the rubbish spouted by WBA fans, dropping Kiely, Sacking Tony and bringing back Megson!! Getting rid of Peace!! I wonder if the same fans will reply now that we are 5 points clear of 3rd with 2 games to go?
Regarding Peace: - Jeremy is working on behalf of an investment company, he himself makes no financial gain (Apart from wages+bonuses) if WBA go up or stay in championship, remember he DOESN'T own WBA. We are the best run club in the championship and in the top 5 in the country, we are self sufficent and have never had a money bags rich chairman like most other clubs. Would you rather have a prudent chairman who is guaranteeing our clubs future or some Peter Risdale type clown who plays with fire and our clubs future?
Regarding the defence:
We probably deal with more set pieces than any other team, the reason for this is that if teams try and pass their way through us we will rip them to shreds, so they just rain balls into the box and eventually get there rewards. Dean Kiely is a great keeper who just hasn't had a settled back four at any point in the season, apart from Robbo, his right back has changed 3 times, Leon has missed 2 months in total due to injuries, clem was just coming back from a major injury, martin has again missed around two months in total through injury, cesar is brand new to this level of football and is still learning, with a more settled back four Kiely will be fine although due to his age I would be looking at a younger replacement. (Not Danesk, have any of you ever been to a reserve game?)
The bloke should be given the key to the midlands in my opinion, he has never wavered from his beliefs and has had albion producing some breathtaking stuff at times, awarding jonno the captancy was a masterstroke because he has had one of the best seasons i've EVER seen a player have, he has been truely incredible.
I'm proud to be an Albion Fan but more important the team are proud to play for the shirt.
Good comment...even though you must be looking through rose tinted glasses some of the time,you only see the good things and ignore the less favourable because through good fortune and other clubs slip-ups we are back where we should have been most of the season.
- 1 Reply to IAIN
If a man owns an investment company which owns a club who owns the club?
Past evidence has shown he has never provided significant funds for transfers, in January in particular, okay more goes on wages for "seasoned" pro's so he factors that in which is financially reassuring although frustrating.
A 3rd keeper is a luxury, can we afford that with the other areas which need attention. I'd say Danek out based on your opinion and the fact he isnt worthy to grace the bench. Plus I saw Kiely come and claim a ball last week, maybe its a new feature of his game.
Still no complaints with him personally, he manages the squad well, has chosen some good players, gets the team playing passing (real) football. Devils advocate, some might say over elaborate football, and a tendancy to be occasionally late with subs? Though I am certainly not complaining.
Hopefully a win on Monday, whether or not Hull lose and maybe a cup to celebrate with? Not celebrating til I see it with my own 2 eyes.