Match Day Thread West Bromwich Albion v Swansea City

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  1. Taffvalerowdy

    Taffvalerowdy Well-Known Member

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    West Bromwich Albion v Swansea City

    Competition - Sky Bet Championship
    Venue - The Hawthorns
    Date - 8 December 2019
    Kick off - Noon

    Following their disappointing home 1-2 defeat to fellow promotion hopefuls Fulham - their 5th loss at The Liberty this season - next up for the Swans is a trip to the Midlands to play top of the table West Brom.

    Against Fulham, Mitrovic, the Championship's leading scorer, took his Fulham tally this season to 15 goals thanks to two first-half strikes.

    The powerful Serb headed his team in front on 22 minutes and then doubled their advantage with a cool finish shortly before half-time.

    Swansea were unfortunate to be two goals down having been the better side for long periods, and they deservedly got back into the game through George Byers' 65th-minute header.

    But Fulham, who are third in the table, held on to close the gap on second-placed Leeds, while Swansea remain sixth.

    On Monday evening, Charlie Austin's controversial 90th-minute penalty sent West Bromwich Albion back to the top of the Championship as they snatched a last-gasp victory at Preston.

    Preston were adamant keeper Declan Rudd had not touched Baggies substitute Kyle Edwards but referee Oliver Langford pointed to the spot and Austin slotted home to send Albion two points above Leeds.

    The spot-kick gave West Brom a fifth successive victory but they left it late at Deepdale as injury-hit Preston, without a host of players including their entire first-choice back line, looked set to earn a point.

    Instead, Alex Neil's men saw their unbeaten home record ended and they remain sixth, just inside the play-off places but 11 points behind the table-topping Baggies.

    The Swans have played the Baggies on 43 previous occasions, winning 18, losing 16 and drawing the other 9.

    Turning to Sunday, I can see nothing other than a home win with the Swans losing the only unbeaten away record in the EFL. 3-1 to the Baggies. <cheers>
     
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  2. Stereo

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    I feel we are going to be on the end of a hammering in this one.
    Not much confidence about the team at the moment despite a decent performance against Fulham.
    3 goal vistory for WBA, but would love to be extremely misguided.
     
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    neveroffsidereff Well-Known Member

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    I’m going for an optimistic 1-1, we’ve always done well at West Brom.
     
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  4. Matthew Bound Still Lurks

    Matthew Bound Still Lurks Well-Known Member

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    Difficult game but I’m confident that at least a draw and best a win so it’s a 1-1 or a very decent 1-2 COYs
     
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    On the basis you win when you least expect it, WBA 1 Swansea 3.

    Yes, I'm a bit mad.
     
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  6. Victor

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    We can only live in hope, ..... so why not?
     
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    Start of a long hard month.
    This month Cooper has to be on the ball.
    Back to this game 3-0 Baggies.
    I base that on an early kick off and blame the International break and Cooper being voted manager of the month a while back.
    Nothing at all to do with the way we are playing.

    Another good write up.Thank you Taff.Keep em coming.

    Edit......and blame unlucky yellow kit.
     
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  8. Taffvalerowdy

    Taffvalerowdy Well-Known Member

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    .... 1 September 2013 was our last victory there.

    Since then 3 defeats (including last season‘s 3-0 defeat - see below) and 2 draws

     
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    neveroffsidereff Well-Known Member

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    I missed last season with work. Remember Gylfi’s free kick in the snow. :)
     
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    Matthew Bound Still Lurks Well-Known Member

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    I was looking forward going to this one with my youngster but the KO is rediculous and the road works on the M5 elevated section is a nightmare atm + plus I've never seen us win there :( so fingers crossed
     
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    We will win 5-2
     
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    WBA in good form so difficult to see anything but a home win so sad to predict a 2-1 home win
     
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    Swansea City boss Steve Cooper has confirmed that forward Aldo Kalulu is available for selection ahead of Sunday's trip to West Bromwich Albion.

    The Basel loanee has been sidelined since August, after picking up an ankle injury in the clash at Derby County, but could now be handed a return against the high-flying Baggies, along with Nathan Dyer, who's also been declared fit.

    Meanwhile, Wayne Routledge is expected to miss out after picking up a small calf problem. He joins long-term absentees Joe Rodon and Jordon Garrick on the sidelines.
     
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    Better away form.

    WBA 0-2 SWA.

    #COYJB
     
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    I'm in Benidorm for a couple of weeks so watching from afar. I know we play a b it better away from home but WBA are a class above us at this time due to our poor form and clueless manager and I hope things change for him, I doubt it but I hope so all the same or the club must replace him. I think W B A will put 3 past us with a comfortable win. Sadly.
     
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    I cannot see anything but a home win, though would be grateful for a draw..........................<ok>
     
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    The Welsh Cockneys are now above us in the table ....... <steam>
     
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    All aboard the premier league express, mind the gap Swansea, mind the gap.
    How the mighty have fallen ay <whistle>
     
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  19. Taffvalerowdy

    Taffvalerowdy Well-Known Member

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    Now now .... take care that you are not speaking too soon, after all Leeds Utd has a tendency to be like a Tablecloth - they slip down at the end .... <cheers>
     
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  20. TheRealBubbles

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    Fvck off on your own forum dirty Leeds Bastrds. We shall see you choke again this year like every other you fvckin bellend. Fvck off
     
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