Romaine Sawyers (Released)

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He should certainly know better.

I don't think racist attitudes mellow with age. Probably always been this way. Sad sack.
 

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I know, right?
The ****terati never gave him any stick while he was at the Bees.
Yep. I think I've said so before but ... some of the dickheads on the right hand (New Road) side of Ealing Road terrace couldn't stop giving him grief. No matter what he did.
 

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Much as I loved him when he played for us, I’m not sure how he’d slot in to our squad Now. He can certainly pick out a pass as well as Jensen but I think he’d struggle to get a midfield place ahead of any of our current crop.
 

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Much as I loved him when he played for us, I’m not sure how he’d slot in to our squad Now. He can certainly pick out a pass as well as Jensen but I think he’d struggle to get a midfield place ahead of any of our current crop.
If he was playing as he did in his final season, he’d be first name on the team sheet for me.
 

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If he was playing as he did in his final season, he’d be first name on the team sheet for me.

You’d play him ahead of Dasilva, Nørgaard and Janelt? Not sure that I would. Don’t get me wrong. My earlier post wasn’t meant as a criticism of Romaine - more a remark that we are stronger now in our midfield than we have been for some time.
 

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Yep. I think I've said so before but ... some of the dickheads on the right hand (New Road) side of Ealing Road terrace couldn't stop giving him grief. No matter what he did.

There was a real moron who sat a few rows behind me in the New Road who did the same.
 

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Nice to see the BBC reporting this this today:

A man has been charged after West Bromwich Albion footballer Romaine Sawyers was racially abused online.
Simon Silwood, 49, is accused of sending an offensive message to the footballer via social media in January, West Midlands Police said.

Scum, hope he gets what he's due if found guilty, now let's find the ones targeting our Ivan, plus many more from the football/sporting world, it can be done, but the social media companies are only thinking about their revenue, and little else, time they did something themselves and not leave it up to the police to chase, as in Rormain's case.
 

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You’d play him ahead of Dasilva, Nørgaard and Janelt? Not sure that I would. Don’t get me wrong. My earlier post wasn’t meant as a criticism of Romaine - more a remark that we are stronger now in our midfield than we have been for some time.
Those 3 have very different attributes to Romaine but, personally, I’d put Jensen above him right now for overall performance.
 

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If he was playing as he did in his final season, he’d be first name on the team sheet for me.
Romaine was an absolute joy to watch. Definitely one of my Top 10 Bees players ever in all my 59 years of watching Brentford. When I went to see our game at West Brom last season, it was great to see the affection between Brentford fans and Romaine when he came over to us.
 

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Romaine was an absolute joy to watch. Definitely one of my Top 10 Bees players ever in all my 59 years of watching Brentford. When I went to see our game at West Brom last season, it was great to see the affection between Brentford fans and Romaine when he came over to us.

Yep - agreed. Also one of my favourites. In an ideal world, I’d love to see him back here but not sure he’d actually fit into the current team, as a fully fit squad would mean Norgaard, Vitaly and JDS as the ‘three’.

What a shame that it took many Brentford fans almost two years to realise just how good he was. 🙄
 

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You’d play him ahead of Dasilva, Nørgaard and Janelt? Not sure that I would. Don’t get me wrong. My earlier post wasn’t meant as a criticism of Romaine - more a remark that we are stronger now in our midfield than we have been for some time.

He would fit in perfectly, personally I would play him ahead of Jensen as he was far more consistent..Norgaard, Da Silva and Sawyers 😍😍

For me Romaine was one of the most gifted players to pull on a bees short..
 

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Yep - agreed. Also one of my favourites. In an ideal world, I’d love to see him back here but not sure he’d actually fit into the current team, as a fully fit squad would mean Norgaard, Vitaly and JDS as the ‘three’.

What a shame that it took many Brentford fans almost two years to realise just how good he was. 🙄

Everyone saying the midfield three would definitely be Norgaard, Janelt and Da Silva (assuming we’re reverting to our normal 4-3-3 rather than the change we played at Preston), do you believe the introduction of a fit Da Silva completely changes that midfield?

Because in the few games Norgaard and Janelt have been together in midfield we’ve look slow and lethargic going forwards and created far less opportunities.

Away at Norwich, Watford or BournemouthI can see merit in that midfield three but, from what I’ve seen over the last few weeks, against the majority of teams in this league who will likely sit back against us I think we need more guile and creativity going forwards so would play Norgaard, Da Silva and Sawyers.

With Janelt able to deputise for Norgaard or Da Silva and being some energy and solidity later on on a game.

All purely academic of course.
 

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Everyone saying the midfield three would definitely be Norgaard, Janelt and Da Silva (assuming we’re reverting to our normal 4-3-3 rather than the change we played at Preston), do you believe the introduction of a fit Da Silva completely changes that midfield?

Because in the few games Norgaard and Janelt have been together in midfield we’ve look slow and lethargic going forwards and created far less opportunities.

Away at Norwich, Watford or BournemouthI can see merit in that midfield three but, from what I’ve seen over the last few weeks, against the majority of teams in this league who will likely sit back against us I think we need more guile and creativity going forwards so would play Norgaard, Da Silva and Sawyers.

With Janelt able to deputise for Norgaard or Da Silva and being some energy and solidity later on on a game.

All purely academic of course.
If we play 433 when JDS is fit I’d expect either for VJ to be replaced by Jensen or for both VJ and CN to play as DMs who alternate pushing forward rather than have VJ as the 8. If we persist with the 352 JDS would most naturally take the Fosu role and we’d have VJ, Jensen and JDS as the midfield three with CN as CB. If we had Romaine he’d most naturally be vying with Jensen for his place. Like Jensen he’s got too little goalscoring ability to do the most attacking role.
 

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If we play 433 when JDS is fit I’d expect either for VJ to be replaced by Jensen or for both VJ and CN to play as DMs who alternate pushing forward rather than have VJ as the 8. If we persist with the 352 JDS would most naturally take the Fosu role and we’d have VJ, Jensen and JDS as the midfield three with CN as CB. If we had Romaine he’d most naturally be vying with Jensen for his place. Like Jensen he’s got too little goalscoring ability to do the most attacking role.

Fair enough don’t disagree with any of that.

I would pick Sawyers over Jensen though, on his day Romaine can pick a pass from anywhere and create something from nothing.
 

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I would pick Sawyers over Jensen though, on his day Romaine can pick a pass from anywhere and create something from nothing.

RS was amazing and consistent in his last 2 seasons. Jensen’s 2ish seasons have been inconsistent, though he can be amazing too.
Sawyers is more versatile. I’m sure I saw him make a decent job of left back once, when Rico went off injured.
 

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Fair enough don’t disagree with any of that.

I would pick Sawyers over Jensen though, on his day Romaine can pick a pass from anywhere and create something from nothing.
Yes, I think Sawyers would have been even better for us and shrugged off the languid tab quicker if he’d had JDS, VJ and CN around him rather than Woods, McEachran, Yennaris and Mokotjo.
 

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Wasn't there rumours that his knees were shot, can't remember where that came from?
 

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First I’ve heard of that. Rose-tinted now of course, but I thought the Captain turned up for most games, unless rested or occasionally suspended.
Must be someone else, FloJo?
No it was RS, however it was after he left so might have been sour grapes who knows.
 

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It be interesting to see if Sawyers is still with West Brom next season. Not sure Sam will stick around so maybe a change of manager will help but certainly will need to win their fans over again.
 

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Not sure if he's injured, but didn't even make their squad today.....
 

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It be interesting to see if Sawyers is still with West Brom next season. Not sure Sam will stick around so maybe a change of manager will help but certainly will need to win their fans over again.
Sam won't stay so maybe he might have a chance. Great how we have moved on. Still one of my favourite players.
PS I do hope big lol Sam does stay IF we don't go up.
 

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Nice to see the BBC reporting this this today:

A man has been charged after West Bromwich Albion footballer Romaine Sawyers was racially abused online.
Simon Silwood, 49, is accused of sending an offensive message to the footballer via social media in January, West Midlands Police said.

Scum, hope he gets what he's due if found guilty, now let's find the ones targeting our Ivan, plus many more from the football/sporting world, it can be done, but the social media companies are only thinking about their revenue, and little else, time they did something themselves and not leave it up to the police to chase, as in Rormain's case.
49.... FFS

For the record he pleaded Not Guilty

"He was granted unconditional bail until his trial at Walsall Magistrates' Court on 9 September."

"Mr Silwood is charged with sending a message to the 29-year-old that was grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene and menacing character.
It follows an investigation by PC Stuart Ward, the UK's first dedicated hate crime officer within a football unit."
 

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Yes, I think Sawyers would have been even better for us and shrugged off the languid tab quicker if he’d had JDS, VJ and CN around him rather than Woods, McEachran, Yennaris and Mokotjo.

The languid and lazy description for Sawyers always made me cringe

I think it got worse at West Brom despite stats showing he was the most active pressing player at the club
 
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Can't ever see him playing for West Brom again, he got so much stick form the fans and I reckon Allardyce would rather throw a player under the bus than alienate the fans. Could see him going to somewhere like Forest under Hughton.
 

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Big Sam will probably stay and if he does there will be a lot of changes, can’t see RS staying there myself. Coii I led ve he is not the player he was with us, didn’t he gave a dodgy knee as well.
 

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Genuinely saddened by this. Have to admit it took me a while to warm to Romaine when he was with us but deserved a good run in the PL.
Stoke didn't work out to well for Woods so can only hope Romaine will have better luck.
 

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Great player for us, even better was the time when we sold him, perfect timing.
Mmmm ... maybe, but he wouldn't have become useless and redundant if we'd kept him.
 

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Sensing a little bit of condescension in the reflections of how things have gone for Romaine post-Brentford and think it’s a little unjust.

When he left us, he got to go back to his boyhood club and help win them promotion to the top flight. He became a fans favourite and was named in the Championship's PFA Team of the Year. He then got the chance to play in the best league in the world.

He’s now 30 in November and has a dodgy knee. Considering this, Stoke is really not a bad move at all for him. Another big club and a team with at least play-off ambitions. Hope it comes off for him.
 

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But he ended up a very big target for the boo boys at WBA who reckoned he was useless who only passed back and sideways.

That would be hard to take from the supporters of the club that you hold so close to your heart - he must be very sad he was singled out by the knobs in the stands and online for following management orders ☹️
 
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