Date: 10th August 2018 at 5:03pm
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With the permanent summer transfer window slamming shut at 5pm yesterday, West Bromwich Albion kept most of our wantaway players or kept those we wanted away – depending on your outlook on life.

With Sam Johnstone, Jonathan Bond, Kyle Bartley, Conor Townsend, Tosin Adarabioyp, Harvey Barnes and Dwight Gayle heading into the club, that was a pretty successful set of dealings and we know the deal for Yeovil fullback Tom James fell down at the last minute and a late move for James Tavernier didn’t come off.

In outgoing news we only lost Ben Foster, James McClean and youngster Ethan Ross – with Salomon Rondon heading out on a loan deal which still makes little sense to me. Gareth McAuley and Claudio Yacob left as their contracts expired and Jonny Evans headed out quickly as well.

We continue to have relegation release clauses for the likes of Nacer Chadli to consider and Craig Dawson. On that front, despite the permanent window closing, it’s irrelevant as deals can still be done abroad and absolutely nothing stops an English based club from coming in with a loan move that becomes a permanent move in January.

The window was largely a sham and pointless.

Speaking to wba.co.uk head coach Darren Moore expressed his delight at the window and large parts of that would be true, but he’s got to know we need a bit more in the loan market and we’ll still be looking for some departures – the rest of the month shouldn’t be quiet.

“We wanted to keep the lads together. The window is closed and they’re still in the building. That can only be a plus factor for us. It’s something we wanted to do at the football club from the outset. The important thing for us now is to let everything settle down and get some hard work in.”

Moore went on to admit that he planned on being busy in the loan market for the rest of the month to compliment the group further as we are still looking for our first win of the 2018/19 campaign, and for those who did have eyes on moves elsewhere, it’s about integrating them back into the group properly now – regardless of what happens over the next few weeks.

With changes to the window this summer supposedly meaning managers could better plan their squad’s for the next six months, I imagine there will be plenty of faux uproar as if clubs’ didn’t see it coming when loan to buy deals get struck late August.

The only thing that has changed is we now have two days of utter madness for Sky to capitalise on.

 

5 Replies to ““Poor Window” “They’re Still In The Building” – Some West Brom Fans Feel There’s Plenty Of Work To Be Done In Loan Window”

  • There’s no release clause on Dawson and Chads has expired

    It was an excellent Window as far as I’m concerned

    Dawson will buckle down now but Chads a lost cause and hopefully will be bought by a European club and get off our wage bill. Can’t believe he can still draw a salary.

    Rondon will do well at Newcastle and I think the deal is understandable if only because he deserves to play in the Prem. Gayle will get more than 20 goals the season

    As it stands we need a RB who can go straight into the side. An energetic ball playing central mid and another striker.

    All if which is entirely possible on loans with option or Gurantee to buy

    At least Darren Moore knows what he’s got now and I think it’s more than he could have hoped for

  • There’s no release clause on Dawson and Chads has expired

    It was an excellent Window as far as I’m concerned

    Dawson will buckle down now but Chads a lost cause and hopefully will be bought by a European club and get off our wage bill. Can’t believe he can still draw a salary.

    Rondon will do well at Newcastle and I think the deal is understandable if only because he deserves to play in the Prem. Gayle will get more than 20 goals this season

    As it stands we need a RB who can go straight into the side. An energetic ball playing central mid and another striker.

    All if which is entirely possible on loans with option or Gurantee to buy

    At least Darren Moore knows what he’s got now and I think it’s more than he could have hoped for

    • Some may have expired, but they will still serve as a guide for loan to buy deals as far as the club are concerned is my guess for those players who want out. I know some release clauses end July, others a particular date in August, others remain in force for both windows – so can only guess/assume on a generic basis.

      The question with Dawson is no doubt he had people in his ear telling him x, y, z on relegation – no club came in with a fee that gave WBA a question to answer so will he put an overhyped (from others) dream back in the draw and knuckle down to prove others wrong for not coming in for him until January.

      • A particular date in August Who?

        January window as well Who?

        The comments attached to the article are all doom and gloom merchant. Not a positive comment amongst them

        Manic depressive who walk in the rain. When you get to the Hawthorns put your heads down and keep on walking. We don’t need you.

        • Right, so you struggle to read ‘guess/assume’ based on how football works, and is known to work, and how that would also be applicable for West Brom?

          Comments negative yes – link provided positive – it’s called balance.

          You seem to have a bee in your bonnet about something but I’m not sure I should be your direction mate. Then again anyone who says some fans should walk on by because they don’t agree with you carries connotations of their own.

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