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  1. Do I get to counter by saying yes, if we scored from all of the ten shots we had on target? As for the red card. They’d been allowed to kick us with impunity for much of the first and second legs with little punishment. The least they deserved was two reds but could easily have been a number more. Suffice to say, we could have done better but we’ll rarely play in that set of circumstances again. We weren’t unlucky or played off the park and more than deserved the win over the both games. Lads showed bottle and a huge mentality to get through as they did at Leeds, Sheff Wed, Rotherham etc. We need to improve but it’s patently ridiculous to say it was one of the worst performances of the season considering the context of the game.
  2. Also same size as the Derby County pitch....I.e standard size required to be able to hold international matches.
  3. Id take the below “woeful” stats every single game. 9/10 that would result in an absolute hammering. We just have to cut out ten minutes of sloppiness in the second half and the over playing in the final third. We get those stats against Derby and we win.
  4. Another myth is that we were dreadful. Yeah, we were so bad that a team that finished above us and scored more goals than us played us over two legs with the sole intention of stopping us scoring and trying to score from a long throw. credit to Albion, they put all footballing dignity aside and played like a non league team at Man city away - even at their own ground. We could have played better but it’s bloody hard to play against a team, camped in their third, with 6 defenders on the pitch allowed by the ref to kick the shit out of you. I love the fact that teams are scared of us now and are changing how they play. Hopefully derby do the same.
  5. Love this myth that Derby battered Leeds. They had something like 5 shots on target over two legs with three goals and a stupid red card gifted to them. It was far more about Leeds bottling it and throwing the game away. It wont be easy and we shouldn’t underestimate them but let’s not pretend they did what Liverpool did to Barca.
  6. He’ll hand in a transfer request if we go up and will make it clear he’s only coming to us. Doubt he’ll even bother going back to the south coast. 10m and the deal will be done. Somethings in life are just meant to be. Now let’s just take care of Derby.
  7. I’d play Kodija instead of Adomah/Greene and give him license to stay up the pitch as much as possible. id play Whelan instead of Conor to compensate for some defensive cover. No way west Brom will be able to handle Tammy, Jack, McGinn, El Ghazi and Kodj.
  8. My point was that they picked their current fully fit XI - they didn’t rest anyone and don’t have a raft of players coming back from injury either. Would not be surprised in the least if Boro or Derby do them.
  9. That was Leeds’ best team, in their own back yard, and they looked rattled on and off the pitch. More injuries and surely a suspension for their only fit striker (Bamford) as well. They are going at 100mph and as soon as the pressure is back on that is going to blow up in their face ..... just like their promotion push. We on the other hand rested Whelan and Tammy and have far more squad depth to handle any injuries and suspensions that may come during the semis. Even jack was only at 50%. I’m far more worried about taking on the baggies with the second leg at their place than taking on dirty Leeds again.
  10. West Brom play derby away on the last day of the season. Derby will have to win that game to make the playoffs offs. You have to assume that derby will win or draw that game. if that happens and we win our two remaining games we leapfrog baggies. As well as building more confidence by beating Leeds and Norwich this means we play baggies at home in the second leg of the play offs - I’d be far more confident of our chances in that scenario. Players now have a week off. They have a further week off after that. Then another week off before the semis. Then another week and a half to prepare for the final. As rest is not an issue we should play our strongest team and go to win every game.
  11. Purslow wrote the rules didn’t he? Not much to see this year I doubt. if we don’t go up then I’d expect to see some sales or creative accounting. Sounds like Steve Gibson needs a better advisor.
  12. Derby’s game in hand isn’t until the penultimate week of the season. We could be out of sight by then.
  13. A fraud of a footballer who always looks and plays) like he’s just smoked a lot of weed. Looks like he gave up trying a long time ago.
  14. The comment was about being hard to beat not whether we drew games. The facts show that we are incredibly difficult to beat. sort out the defence - as you have correctly stated - and we’ll be hard to stop.
  15. First team left back First team defensive midfielder Cover for Jack If we achieve this and keep Tammy it will have been our best window in a long, Long time.
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