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Title: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 27, 2013, 10:00:35 PM
I know they get mentioned regularly but tonight was borderline hilarious. I switched on, they were talking about the Stripeys (one point in two games, star striker vanished they know not where). No problems there. Then Small Heath (three points from  four games, administration and/or relegation beckoning). Not particularly bothered. Then a Villa (better start than we expected, with luck could have been even better) supporter rang up. Cue a rant from Paul 'Franksy' Franks about how badly we played on Saturday - he listened on the radio, which was big of him; Randy never spends anything, the fans want answers, the players aren't good enough.

Who was it said that every set of fans thinks the media is against their club, but WM aren't even trying to hide their agenda anymore?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ad@m on August 27, 2013, 10:08:34 PM
Is it just the case that we're the only ones with any fans for him to get a reaction from? He could say what he liked about Small Heath and there'd be no-one out there to give a shit (and therefore phone in).
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: ozzjim on August 27, 2013, 10:09:16 PM
They are so biased against Villa it is almost comical. Franksey, the big cheese as he clearly likes to make himself out as, spouts such an amount of utter rubbish at times I have to turn him off, yet Albion who mange to make Randy, even in these times of austerity, look like Donald Trump on a spending spree, are seen as some kind of great bastion of footballing brilliance. They want to moan about us because they think it makes good shows I think. Truth is everywhere else in the media is seeing us in a really positive way, why our local radio station can't get on board I have no idea.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 27, 2013, 10:10:50 PM
As I said the other day, I would be amazed if there were another local BBC radio station anywhere in this country which is so anti- their biggest local football team.

It's beyond a joke these days.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PaulMcGrathsNo5Shirt on August 27, 2013, 10:16:46 PM
Why even bother tuning into them? I'd rather listen to talkshite!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Grande Pablo on August 27, 2013, 10:22:17 PM
It's very light listening, almost a radio version of 'Shoot'.  They continually dig up the 'which Albion player would Villa like' & 'what Villa player would Albion like' whenever there's a slow news day.  Same old lonely stagers call in, & it is better than rent-a-gob Durham & Gough on TalkShite.

To balance, Regan & Peter Withe bought tears to my eye when Luna scored at Arsenal.  You could detect the sheer excitment in their voices.  It bought back memories of the pre-Sky days when you had to rely on radio commentaries to get by.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 27, 2013, 10:26:49 PM
In fairness I listened to them on the way back from the match on Saturday and I thought the post match analysis was fair, we huffed and puffed and lacked a cutting edge and probably need an AM was the gist of it and pretty much the same on here.

Can't remember who was hosting the show but it wasn't Paul Franks. Seems to me he has the issues with us and is incredibly negative when things start to go wrong. You sure he's a villa fan?!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on August 27, 2013, 10:48:08 PM
If we were to finish 6th this season and Wolves finished 2nd in League 1, I know who they'd heap the most praise on.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: bertlambshank on August 27, 2013, 10:57:35 PM
I called Franksie a Wanker when he was walking out of VP last season.The only other person I have done that to is James Whale 15 years ago.I must have a problem with people on the radio.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on August 27, 2013, 11:27:13 PM
I know they get mentioned regularly but tonight was borderline hilarious. I switched on, they were talking about the Stripeys (one point in two games, star striker vanished they know not where). No problems there. Then Small Heath (three points from  four games, administration and/or relegation beckoning). Not particularly bothered. Then a Villa (better start than we expected, with luck could have been even better) supporter rang up. Cue a rant from Paul 'Franksy' Franks about how badly we played on Saturday - he listened on the radio, which was big of him; Randy never spends anything, the fans want answers, the players aren't good enough.

Who was it said that every set of fans thinks the media is against their club, but WM aren't even trying to hide their agenda anymore?

Did they have their roving reporter Richie Anderson posing questions that he had already answered himself?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Des Little on August 27, 2013, 11:44:46 PM
I'd rather listen to the shipping forecast than WM. And I don't even own a boat.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 28, 2013, 12:18:36 AM
Didn't Franks intimate he was a Villa fan in an old issue of H&V in a "Talking About You" article?

It's a shit anti-Villa station, but I still have to listen to it occasionally for the commentary. Why they are so anti us is beyond me.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Yossarian on August 28, 2013, 12:22:11 AM
Them motherfuckers are lost. They aren't even able to muster a fart. Local radio is nearly dead. In their death knell they are thrashing about for someone to attack. I reckon about only twelve people listen to them peak time.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: walsall villain on August 28, 2013, 07:05:19 AM
Does anyone else remember the ridiculous comments Paul Franks made about Petrov during his first season at the club. We know it took him a while to settle but Franks ranted week after week that Petrov wasn't good enough, never would be, not fit to wear the shirt etc etc.
I stopped listening to the prat then, suggest others do to.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PaulTheVillan on August 28, 2013, 07:11:45 AM
He's a fucking idiot.

One week he was saying NRC should be in the England squad, next week he's saying he's a Championship player.

I can't stand the station.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on August 28, 2013, 07:16:49 AM
I've been saying for years how anti Villa WM are. Sick to death of hearing Paul Franks snide remarks about Villa and looking for a negative in every positive. Yet when it comes to Small Heath and the Baggies they're the complete opposite even when those clubs are going to the wall. I'd love us to have a decent season just to rub their noses in it, and especially Franks. It's bad enough listening to his Daily Mail style views let alone his anti Villa crap.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LeeS on August 28, 2013, 08:24:48 AM
I live in London so dont listen to them. But what was their reaction post Arsenal? Post Chelsea? We lost on Saturday and it was an anti climax of sorts. So I would expect a negative appraisal. But surely they (Franksy included) were raving about us the week before?

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: danlanza on August 28, 2013, 08:29:28 AM
I won the " Home win, away win or draw" competition on there many years ago. Infact it would have been circa 92.
Got a bloody good " History of Post War British Football" book.
Haven't listened to WM for years now. Not missing much by the sounds of things.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on August 28, 2013, 09:04:04 AM
Give me Tom Ross any day of the week. I know he's a bluenose but at least he makes an effort to be impartial.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: silhillvilla on August 28, 2013, 09:05:48 AM
Not a fan of WM, it's a necessary evil at times for the live commentary. In terms of balance, what I will say is, at least they aren't some Propaganda agents who have been paid off by the club to toe the party line and dance to the tune. I'd rather have them criticising (which frankly over the last 3 or 4 years is understandable) rather than blowing smoke up the clubs arse falsely.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on August 28, 2013, 09:16:29 AM
Give me Tom Ross any day of the week. I know he's a bluenose but at least he makes an effort to be impartial.

Totally agree. With most media matters I will favour BBC over any commercial alternative. With Tom Ross you know where you are. When he says he wants all the local clubs to do well he means it.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: The Man With A Stick on August 28, 2013, 10:04:12 AM
Haven't listed to WM since they had an anti-Petrov agenda a few years ago, even though he was playing well at the time.

Is it just the case that we're the only ones with any fans for him to get a reaction from? He could say what he liked about Small Heath and there'd be no-one out there to give a shit (and therefore phone in).

You may have a point there, I can't imagine any noses listen to WM as they're all too busy calling Ron Toss trying to get their filthy unemployable mitts on one of his free bronx hats.  By the way, I drove through the Bronx in early 2000 and didn't see one person in a blue "1152 XTRA AM" wooly hat.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: thick_mike on August 28, 2013, 10:18:30 AM
Paul Franks = Alan Partridge


Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Tony Erdington on August 28, 2013, 10:30:30 AM
Quality thread, love most the posts, particularly the one referring to wm as MF. yeah I have been coming to that conclusion about franksie being a tool for a while now.
General opinion about Villa is good start, room for improvement, but going in the right direction. All that said I still am aiming for just above a half way finish this season. that wanker franksie starts trying to up the anti by getting "fans" to predict top 6 top 4; for what reason so as when we aint up there he can crank up the anti Villa bolox . just to give a bit of balance here I think tom toss is a c*** as well, bluenose shit hates us, imho. I couldn't stand his snide remarks of anything Villa.

How can this city have two local radio stations and have wankers as their football correspondents,

THIS IS POLITICAL CORRECTNESS GONE MAD
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: warleyboy on August 28, 2013, 10:34:13 AM
They're just a small minded, middleish to shit radio station, lucking to stir things up, cos they got nothing else to do.
Jesus, their presenters are appalling, Ed Doolan is an absolute gob shite, on the radio and in person.
While Franksy, the cock jockey just tries to make his dull show interesting with any old bullshite.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 28, 2013, 10:42:49 AM
Not a fan of WM, it's a necessary evil at times for the live commentary. In terms of balance, what I will say is, at least they aren't some Propaganda agents who have been paid off by the club to toe the party line and dance to the tune. I'd rather have them criticising (which frankly over the last 3 or 4 years is understandable) rather than blowing smoke up the clubs arse falsely.

I entirely agree, I don't want journalists to be sucking the club's arsehole constantly, I want a degree of impartiality, not telling us everything is great when it isn't.

I also do not normally buy into this whole "the press hates us" / "it's the bitter London media" / "they don't care about stuff outside London or the north west" thing, either, it's almost always paranoid nonsense.

However, with WM, I am of a different mind. Their bitter need to find something to complain about, to always find the cloud to go with the silver lining, is incredible. And what's more, it is so achingly obvious, they don't even try to hide it.

Yet, listen to them talk about Small Heath or the Albion and it's entirely different. It could not be more obvious.

The difference between local radio and national radio is that whilst the national flavour is supposed to be impartial, local radio stations are supposed to be supportive of local clubs. Go anywhere else in the country and you will see this in action.

That doesn't mean I want WM to act like Randy's mouthpiece and pedal witless puff pieces telling us everything is brilliant, not for a moment. But they are entirely the opposite - they pounce on every opportunity to tell us how terrible things are at Villa. Every single time. It is pretty hard to believe until you actually hear it for yourself.

What Dave said in his opening post is a good example - the totally different way they report on us, Albion and Blues.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 28, 2013, 10:44:33 AM
Is it just the case that we're the only ones with any fans for him to get a reaction from? He could say what he liked about Small Heath and there'd be no-one out there to give a shit (and therefore phone in).

Small Heath fans would need to wait till their carer's next scheduled visit to do the "pushing the buttons" bit of making a phone call, by which time, Franksy would have finished.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Concrete John on August 28, 2013, 11:07:08 AM
I think these phone in shows thrive on misery.  9 times out of 10 the caller wants to have a moan about something.  So, by putting a negative spin on things they generate the calls to keep themselves going.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on August 28, 2013, 11:08:28 AM
I have never really listened to WM much in my life. Although I do have their album of the European cup final commentary. Paul Franks has been around for quite a while now hasn't he? I seem to remember being stuck outside Old Trafford in the early nineties waiting for a door to open and Tom Ross was waiting too. Franks turned up and there was a little awkward polite conversation between the two of them. I have no idea how I ended up in their company for a couple of minutes as I only had a bog standard away ticket. From the comments on here about Franks he seems to be like George Gavin became when he went from a decent commentator who backed the Villa to replacing Tony Butler and becoming a total parody because he just wanted to be over the top controversial.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on August 28, 2013, 11:18:33 AM
Ed Doolan is an absolute gob shite, on the radio and in person.

I agree. Then again I dislike Australians at the best of times. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on August 28, 2013, 11:22:29 AM
Ed Doolan is a pensioners favourite. Some of them listen to him with religious reverence.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 28, 2013, 11:25:51 AM
From the comments on here about Franks he seems to be like George Gavin became when he went from a decent commentator who backed the Villa to replacing Tony Butler and becoming a total parody because he just wanted to be over the top controversial.

Yes, I always thought that was a shame with Gavin. He had the basics of a decent sports broadcaster but fell into that trap of becoming a carefully sculpted wind up merchant.

Now look at him. Spends transfer deadline standing outside Hull's training ground for SSN and the rest of the year doing god knows what.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 28, 2013, 11:31:23 AM
From the comments on here about Franks he seems to be like George Gavin became when he went from a decent commentator who backed the Villa to replacing Tony Butler and becoming a total parody because he just wanted to be over the top controversial.

Yes, I always thought that was a shame with Gavin. He had the basics of a decent sports broadcaster but fell into that trap of becoming a carefully sculpted wind up merchant.

Now look at him. Spends transfer deadline standing outside Hull's training ground for SSN and the rest of the year doing god knows what.

You can't act controversial. It's either natural or it isn't. Butler was a genius at it for a while then spent twenty years trying to get his glory years back, Gavin was just an embarrassment.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on August 28, 2013, 11:46:29 AM
I did'nt mind Gavin back in the day but he'd probably annoy me now. I think I'd prefer him over 'call me Franskey'.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Chris Smith on August 28, 2013, 11:53:23 AM
I don't listen to local radio at all these days. Not through any conscious boycott but just because it's dull and I can get better music, news and sport elsewhere. This thread has confirmed that there is no need to go back to check for any hint at improvement.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Bren'd on August 28, 2013, 11:58:14 AM
I'm with you Chris.  There's plenty of radio stations to choose from.  Why would I bother tuning into something that I know will instantly annoy me.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Grande Pablo on August 28, 2013, 12:34:04 PM
WM generally has gone down the pan over the years.  It's has lost it's local nature, but when they do try to be local they wheel out idiots like Roving Richie Anderson & Daz Hale.  They possibly haven't had a decent presenter since Shane O'Connor.

Driving to Weston on Sunday, was suprised to here Malcolm Boyden on BBC H&W.  Still in full Black Country drawl.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: silhillvilla on August 28, 2013, 12:35:43 PM
I only really listen to the match commentaries of the odd away game on WM and have always found them ok. Not brilliant but by no means would I say the commentaries are full of digs at the villa.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Barney74 on August 28, 2013, 12:47:33 PM
I'd rather listen to the shipping forecast than WM. And I don't even own a boat.

 ;D

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: bertlambshank on August 28, 2013, 01:03:35 PM
I only really listen to the match commentaries of the odd away game on WM and have always found them ok. Not brilliant but by no means would I say the commentaries are full of digs at the villa.
Are you sure it's WM you are listening to? Take last night for example,they didn't blame the Blues players once.If it was us they would of gone mental at our players and blamed Randy for it all.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: sirlordbaltimore on August 28, 2013, 01:06:42 PM

I've never found them to be on Villa's back either. They're the same with every local club. It's how they create a debate and get bellends to call in

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Simon Ward on August 28, 2013, 01:19:03 PM
Ed Doolan is a pensioners favourite. Some of them listen to him with religious reverence.

Is he still alive then?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: silhillvilla on August 28, 2013, 01:47:35 PM
I only really listen to the match commentaries of the odd away game on WM and have always found them ok. Not brilliant but by no means would I say the commentaries are full of digs at the villa.
Are you sure it's WM you are listening to? Take last night for example,they didn't blame the Blues players once.If it was us they would of gone mental at our players and blamed Randy for it all.
Never listened to a SHA game or Smethwick etc so can't compare . Listened to a few villa away games last season eg. Swansea , everton where they slaughtered us for throwing it away late - fair .
Also the Millwall game where they were fairly critical. And they were right to be.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on August 28, 2013, 02:28:10 PM
WM generally has gone down the pan over the years.  It's has lost it's local nature, but when they do try to be local they wheel out idiots like Roving Richie Anderson & Daz Hale. 

A couple of season's back when we played Fulham away first game of the season, Richie Anderson interviewed a few of us before we got on the coach and travelled down with us. He was asleep all the way there apparantley.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: eastie on August 28, 2013, 02:44:17 PM
WM generally has gone down the pan over the years.  It's has lost it's local nature, but when they do try to be local they wheel out idiots like Roving Richie Anderson & Daz Hale. 

A couple of season's back when we played Fulham away first game of the season, Richie Anderson interviewed a few of us before we got on the coach and travelled down with us. He was asleep all the way there apparantley.

Probably asleep during the game too - mcleishs 1st game and as dour a 0-0 draw as could be imagined .
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Drummond on August 28, 2013, 03:25:23 PM
Quality thread, love most the posts, particularly the one referring to wm as MF. yeah I have been coming to that conclusion about franksie being a tool for a while now.
General opinion about Villa is good start, room for improvement, but going in the right direction. All that said I still am aiming for just above a half way finish this season. that wanker franksie starts trying to up the anti by getting "fans" to predict top 6 top 4; for what reason so as when we aint up there he can crank up the anti Villa bolox . just to give a bit of balance here I think tom toss is a c*** as well, bluenose shit hates us, imho. I couldn't stand his snide remarks of anything Villa.

How can this city have two local radio stations and have wankers as their football correspondents,

THIS IS POLITICAL CORRECTNESS GONE MAD

NO IT ISN'T AND WHY ARE WE SHOUTING?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Nev on August 28, 2013, 04:23:09 PM
I don't subscribe to the idea that any media organisation should "back us", that's the job of the in-house organisation. Local media should slant their coverage towards their local clubs.

If WM do go over the top it is probably aimed at creating debate and feedback that, as many radio stations have found out, has gone through the floor with the advent of the internet and sites such as this.

Local media may not be to your taste, but they are the only organisations who treat Villa as something more than just cannon fodder for Sky's current favourites.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Tony Erdington on August 28, 2013, 04:40:40 PM
Quality thread, love most the posts, particularly the one referring to wm as MF. yeah I have been coming to that conclusion about franksie being a tool for a while now.
General opinion about Villa is good start, room for improvement, but going in the right direction. All that said I still am aiming for just above a half way finish this season. that wanker franksie starts trying to up the anti by getting "fans" to predict top 6 top 4; for what reason so as when we aint up there he can crank up the anti Villa bolox . just to give a bit of balance here I think tom toss is a c*** as well, bluenose shit hates us, imho. I couldn't stand his snide remarks of anything Villa.

How can this city have two local radio stations and have wankers as their football correspondents,

THIS IS POLITICAL CORRECTNESS GONE MAD

NO IT ISN'T AND WHY ARE WE SHOUTING?

well I suppose that's opinions for you, I commented on it cuz I thought, it was fun and as ive said, kind of agree with a lot of the posters.

the shouting bit well again I was having I thought a bit of fun, but I am quite new on here. and I WILL TAKE NOTICE OF LONGER TIME POSTERS.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on August 28, 2013, 05:19:11 PM
Ed Doolan is a pensioners favourite. Some of them listen to him with religious reverence.

Is he still alive then?

Doolan has made a career out of having a list of tradesmens phone numbers which he gives out to old age pensioners who dont have the internet or have lost their yellow pages. In addition he has a list of phone numbers for various local council departments which he can palm people off with when they have problems. If he does want to talk to someone in a bit of authority to sort out a listeners problem, his reserachers do all the spade work then he comes in at the last second to take all the glory.
I'm not as young or as tolerant as I was but I still view him as a real grumpy old sod, someone who could blow his top at any second with a caller that upsets him if they say the wrong thing in the world according to Doolan.
Worst of all he appears to have no real interest in football. I have heard him with Doug on his show a couple of times, and it was Doolan coming out with all the crap !
Its like listening to Tony Butler in a world where football was never invented. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Nev on August 28, 2013, 05:34:01 PM
Ed Doolan is a pensioners favourite. Some of them listen to him with religious reverence.

Is he still alive then?

Doolan has made a career out of having a list of tradesmens phone numbers which he gives out to old age pensioners who dont have the internet or have lost their yellow pages. In addition he has a list of phone numbers for various local council departments which he can palm people off with when they have problems. If he does want to talk to someone in a bit of authority to sort out a listeners problem, his reserachers do all the spade work then he comes in at the last second to take all the glory.
I'm not as young or as tolerant as I was but I still view him as a real grumpy old sod, someone who could blow his top at any second with a caller that upsets him if they say the wrong thing in the world according to Doolan.
Worst of all he appears to have no real interest in football. I have heard him with Doug on his show a couple of times, and it was Doolan coming out with all the crap !
Its like listening to Tony Butler in a world where football was never invented. 

Doolan made a career out of broadcasting, in his native Australia and here for pretty much all of his life. You may not like him or his style but he was very good. He made no secret of having researchers for his consumer show, he was the front man but would often tackle those in authority on air himself if need be. He interviewed some of the most famous people in the world in his time and also never claimed to be a sports broadcaster or sports journalist.

His consumer show ended at least five years ago and he is in semi-retirement now, probably ruminating on the fact that he got away with murder, after all, anyone could do what he did.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kiddylion on August 29, 2013, 06:24:07 PM
well that's it,Tonev & Helenius arnt good enough apparently after 4 games sell them quick,just waiting for Mark from Woodgate Valley to come on now to give us the last rights!!!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on August 29, 2013, 06:39:49 PM
well that's it,Tonev & Helenius arnt good enough apparently after 4 games sell them quick,just waiting for Mark from Woodgate Valley to come on now to give us the last rights!!!

You'd have thought he'd be moaning why Kevin Doyle dose'nt get past 10 goals a season bearing in mind he cost Wolves nearly £7m. Fucking idiot.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Somniloquism on August 29, 2013, 07:52:17 PM
In here as similarly linked, but is there any reason that Midlands Today doesn't show football results/ goals anymore? I fell asleep last night and missed the goals so taped Midlands today to view them. Nothing was on about last night, not even a sheet of results from what I could tell on a middling speed fast forward. Luckily I taped Central news as well so did see them.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: rob_bridge on August 29, 2013, 09:39:29 PM
well that's it,Tonev & Helenius arnt good enough apparently after 4 games sell them quick,just waiting for Mark from Woodgate Valley to come on now to give us the last rights!!!

Woodgate Valley where is that?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: frankmosswasmyuncle on August 29, 2013, 09:48:23 PM
well that's it,Tonev & Helenius arnt good enough apparently after 4 games sell them quick,just waiting for Mark from Woodgate Valley to come on now to give us the last rights!!!

Woodgate Valley where is that?
Just down the road from Hell!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 30, 2013, 01:17:17 AM
In here as similarly linked, but is there any reason that Midlands Today doesn't show football results/ goals anymore? I fell asleep last night and missed the goals so taped Midlands today to view them. Nothing was on about last night, not even a sheet of results from what I could tell on a middling speed fast forward. Luckily I taped Central news as well so did see them.

Yes, I noticed that too. Hung around in the canteen at work for nearly half an hour, risking the wrath of gaffers, to see the goals again, to no avail. Must be a BBC midlands conspiracy. They'd have showed if we'd lost that's for sure.

The Brummagem news in general has gone to shit lately. Almost every night it begins with a story of some hospital or other fucking up and I am bored shitless with it.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Chris Smith on August 30, 2013, 08:13:02 AM
well that's it,Tonev & Helenius arnt good enough apparently after 4 games sell them quick,just waiting for Mark from Woodgate Valley to come on now to give us the last rights!!!

Woodgate Valley where is that?

Bartley Green/Quinton, south west Birmingham.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: silhillvilla on August 30, 2013, 08:50:35 AM
I don't subscribe to the idea that any media organisation should "back us", that's the job of the in-house organisation. Local media should slant their coverage towards their local clubs.

If WM do go over the top it is probably aimed at creating debate and feedback that, as many radio stations have found out, has gone through the floor with the advent of the internet and sites such as this.

Local media may not be to your taste, but they are the only organisations who treat Villa as something more than just cannon fodder for Sky's current favourites.
Agree .
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LeeB on August 30, 2013, 09:00:24 AM
In here as similarly linked, but is there any reason that Midlands Today doesn't show football results/ goals anymore? I fell asleep last night and missed the goals so taped Midlands today to view them. Nothing was on about last night, not even a sheet of results from what I could tell on a middling speed fast forward. Luckily I taped Central news as well so did see them.

Yes, I noticed that too. Hung around in the canteen at work for nearly half an hour, risking the wrath of gaffers, to see the goals again, to no avail. Must be a BBC midlands conspiracy. They'd have showed if we'd lost that's for sure.

The Brummagem news in general has gone to shit lately. Almost every night it begins with a story of some hospital or other fucking up and I am bored shitless with it.

Every time I watch local news it's the same. It's almost like there's an agenda to get as many bad news stories about the NHS in as possible, so when the day comes to hand it over to privateers, we'll all be grateful.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 30, 2013, 09:04:12 AM
In here as similarly linked, but is there any reason that Midlands Today doesn't show football results/ goals anymore? I fell asleep last night and missed the goals so taped Midlands today to view them. Nothing was on about last night, not even a sheet of results from what I could tell on a middling speed fast forward. Luckily I taped Central news as well so did see them.

Yes, I noticed that too. Hung around in the canteen at work for nearly half an hour, risking the wrath of gaffers, to see the goals again, to no avail. Must be a BBC midlands conspiracy. They'd have showed if we'd lost that's for sure.

The Brummagem news in general has gone to shit lately. Almost every night it begins with a story of some hospital or other fucking up and I am bored shitless with it.

Every time I watch local news it's the same. It's almost like there's an agenda to get as many bad news stories about the NHS in as possible, so when the day comes to hand it over to privateers, we'll all be grateful.

Never thought of that. Those bloody BBC lefties at it again are they?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on August 30, 2013, 09:07:18 AM
WM have been anti-Villa for as long as I can remember. Everything is just a massive downer, whether the situation merits it or not.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Nev on August 30, 2013, 09:14:32 AM
Would it be an idea to have a single thread for media coverage?

A one stop shop sort of thing, where we can demonstrate our uncontrollable paranoia regarding the anti-Villa agenda so obvious in the opening titles of MOTD, Paul Franks bizarre ramblings and wall to wall negative coverage of Brigada 1874.

And we can call Colin Murray names every so often.

Just an idea like.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: thick_mike on August 30, 2013, 09:22:51 AM
Don't forget Pat Murphy!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 31, 2013, 04:29:05 PM
well that's it,Tonev & Helenius arnt good enough apparently after 4 games sell them quick,just waiting for Mark from Woodgate Valley to come on now to give us the last rights!!!

Woodgate Valley where is that?

Bartley Green/Quinton, south west Birmingham.

Not surprisingly it is in Woodgate. I lived in Bartley Green and often went through the estate on the bus. Not exactly salubrious.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: frankmosswasmyuncle on August 31, 2013, 04:33:03 PM
Would it be an idea to have a single thread for media coverage?

A one stop shop sort of thing, where we can demonstrate our uncontrollable paranoia regarding the anti-Villa agenda so obvious in the opening titles of MOTD, Paul Franks bizarre ramblings and wall to wall negative coverage of Brigada 1874.

And we can call Colin Murray names every so often.

Just an idea like.
Ridiculous Nev!
EVERYONE should call Colin Murray names CONSTANTLY!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Tayls_7 on August 31, 2013, 08:57:11 PM
I left the WM catchment area years ago when I joined the RAF. What happened to Malcolm Boyden? He was stripey filth as I recall. I still say up and down like a merry man's backside thanks to him.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Grande Pablo on August 31, 2013, 09:04:40 PM
I left the WM catchment area years ago when I joined the RAF. What happened to Malcolm Boyden? He was stripey filth as I recall. I still say up and down like a merry man's backside thanks to him.

As I posted a little earlier on the thread, he's doing the full Black Country on a Sunday afternoon to the good people covered by BBC H&W.

Many years ago, 5 Live had him at an Albion game - maybe a League Cup night when presenters are spread thinly.  Alan Green presenting didn't know what had hit him.  He was never heard on the national airwaves again.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Tayls_7 on August 31, 2013, 09:09:20 PM
I left the WM catchment area years ago when I joined the RAF. What happened to Malcolm Boyden? He was stripey filth as I recall. I still say up and down like a merry man's backside thanks to him.

As I posted a little earlier on the thread, he's doing the full Black Country on a Sunday afternoon to the good people covered by BBC H&W.

Many years ago, 5 Live had him at an Albion game - maybe a League Cup night when presenters are spread thinly.  Alan Green presenting didn't know what had hit him.  He was never heard on the national airwaves again.

Ha ha thanks and sorry I didn't read your earlier post. Yeah that's definitely him!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: N'ZMAV on August 31, 2013, 09:29:10 PM
They wind us up because we're the biggest. The other clubs don't have a sufficient enough fan base to get enough callers to keep the retards on air.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 17, 2013, 10:06:32 PM
Wolves were playing a local derby tonight. WM's special guests were Stayvie Bull, Robert Plant and Suzi Perry. No bias there, oh no.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ad@m on September 17, 2013, 10:24:08 PM
Wolves were playing a local derby tonight. WM's special guests were Stayvie Bull, Robert Plant and Suzi Perry. No bias there, oh no.

To be fair, they'd struggle to find a Walsall legend or famous fan.

Anyway, I bet they had a load of fun describing how Wolves couldn't score at home against Walsall!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithe on September 17, 2013, 10:26:39 PM
Stock, Aitken or Waterman?  I can never mind which one.

Who is Suzy Perry BTW?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ad@m on September 17, 2013, 10:29:59 PM
Who is Suzy Perry BTW?

Formula 1 presenter on BBC
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Lizz on September 17, 2013, 10:32:10 PM
I left the WM catchment area years ago when I joined the RAF. What happened to Malcolm Boyden? He was stripey filth as I recall. I still say up and down like a merry man's backside thanks to him.

As I posted a little earlier on the thread, he's doing the full Black Country on a Sunday afternoon to the good people covered by BBC H&W.

Many years ago, 5 Live had him at an Albion game - maybe a League Cup night when presenters are spread thinly.  Alan Green presenting didn't know what had hit him.  He was never heard on the national airwaves again.

He also presents the breakfast show on Radio Oxford. Somehow, I suspect his Black Country accent isn't quite so pronounced.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on September 18, 2013, 08:13:21 AM
The one and only time I went to a pantomime about fifteen years ago the 'stars' were Jacko from Brush Strokes, Marilyn from Home And Away, Sooty and Malcolm Boyden.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 18, 2013, 09:21:37 AM
Wolves were playing a local derby tonight. WM's special guests were Stayvie Bull, Robert Plant and Suzi Perry. No bias there, oh no.

To be fair, they'd struggle to find a Walsall legend or famous fan.


Walsall fans will have a huge list of legends, it's very patronising of their local radio station not to invite at least one of them just because some listeners might not have heard of them.

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: not3bad on September 18, 2013, 10:00:45 AM
Wolves were playing a local derby tonight. WM's special guests were Stayvie Bull, Robert Plant and Suzi Perry. No bias there, oh no.

To be fair, they'd struggle to find a Walsall legend or famous fan.


Walsall fans will have a huge list of legends, it's very patronising of their local radio station not to invite at least one of them just because some listeners might not have heard of them.



Some of those Walsall legends were present during the pre season friendly with Villa so they had a ready list from which to invite.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on September 18, 2013, 11:57:19 AM
I presume a Wolves defeat at home in League 1 by a team that cost nothing will be glossed over in place of 'Will Benteke still be a Villa player in January'.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: adbo9 on September 18, 2013, 01:36:32 PM
what about One-time pop-chart wrecker, now trainspotter and Walsall celebrity  fan Pete Waterman
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Dave Clark Five on September 19, 2013, 06:45:05 PM
Ed Doolan is a pensioners favourite. Some of them listen to him with religious reverence.

Is he still alive then?

Doolan has made a career out of having a list of tradesmens phone numbers which he gives out to old age pensioners who dont have the internet or have lost their yellow pages. In addition he has a list of phone numbers for various local council departments which he can palm people off with when they have problems. If he does want to talk to someone in a bit of authority to sort out a listeners problem, his reserachers do all the spade work then he comes in at the last second to take all the glory.
I'm not as young or as tolerant as I was but I still view him as a real grumpy old sod, someone who could blow his top at any second with a caller that upsets him if they say the wrong thing in the world according to Doolan.
Worst of all he appears to have no real interest in football. I have heard him with Doug on his show a couple of times, and it was Doolan coming out with all the crap !
Its like listening to Tony Butler in a world where football was never invented. 

Doolan made a career out of broadcasting, in his native Australia and here for pretty much all of his life. You may not like him or his style but he was very good. He made no secret of having researchers for his consumer show, he was the front man but would often tackle those in authority on air himself if need be. He interviewed some of the most famous people in the world in his time and also never claimed to be a sports broadcaster or sports journalist.

His consumer show ended at least five years ago and he is in semi-retirement now, probably ruminating on the fact that he got away with murder, after all, anyone could do what he did.

'Have a word to..' He used to advise callers. How do you have a word to?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 19, 2013, 08:50:19 PM
Waterman doesn't go to Walsall anymore. He used to go regularly with one of his sons but I think he passed away and so he prefers to watch their good results from afar now.

On WM, I know Dave seemed to hint a while ago in a H&V interview that Paul Franks is supposedly a Villa fan but I really don't see it as he's incredibly biased towards Wolves.

Before every single home game this season he's been ranting on about teams turning up to the "league one equivilant of Wembley" even though both Sheffield clubs and Leeds have been in this division recently and all three have larger grounds than Wolves, possibly Forest aswell.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: danlanza on September 19, 2013, 08:57:27 PM
Waterman doesn't go to Walsall anymore. He used to go regularly with one of his sons but I think he passed away and so he prefers to watch their good results from afar now.

On WM, I know Dave seemed to hint a while ago in a H&V interview that Paul Franks is supposedly a Villa fan but I really don't see it as he's incredibly biased towards Wolves.

Before every single home game this season he's been ranting on about teams turning up to the "league one equivilant of Wembley" even though both Sheffield clubs and Leeds have been in this division recently and all three have larger grounds than Wolves, possibly Forest aswell.
The dogheads ground is a very good ground imv.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: N'ZMAV on September 19, 2013, 09:23:48 PM
I struggle to get WM now I've moved to Worcestershire, although, I'm only just outside Birmingham. Suppose I should think myself lucky?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villan For Life on September 19, 2013, 09:44:04 PM
I struggle to get WM now I've moved to Worcestershire, although, I'm only just outside Birmingham. Suppose I should think myself lucky?

You could always listen on line......
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: N'ZMAV on September 19, 2013, 09:49:16 PM
I struggle to get WM now I've moved to Worcestershire, although, I'm only just outside Birmingham. Suppose I should think myself lucky?

You could always listen on line......
I'm too busy...
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 19, 2013, 11:16:59 PM
Waterman doesn't go to Walsall anymore. He used to go regularly with one of his sons but I think he passed away and so he prefers to watch their good results from afar now.

On WM, I know Dave seemed to hint a while ago in a H&V interview that Paul Franks is supposedly a Villa fan but I really don't see it as he's incredibly biased towards Wolves.

Before every single home game this season he's been ranting on about teams turning up to the "league one equivilant of Wembley" even though both Sheffield clubs and Leeds have been in this division recently and all three have larger grounds than Wolves, possibly Forest aswell.

Franks is definitely a Villa fan - someone on here used to go to school with him and I've seen him at matches. The "everybody's cup final" bit about Wolves is pathetic.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on September 20, 2013, 12:17:41 AM
Not WM and it might just be me, but the football coverage on Free Radio / XTRA AM or whatever it is called now seems to be focused very much on Blues these days.  I don't know if there is some kind of issue with them covering Premier League games, but Tom Ross only really seems interested in what's happening with that shower.   
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on September 20, 2013, 08:56:06 AM
Not WM and it might just be me, but the football coverage on Free Radio / XTRA AM or whatever it is called now seems to be focused very much on Blues these days.  I don't know if there is some kind of issue with them covering Premier League games, but Tom Ross only really seems interested in what's happening with that shower.   

I don't get that with Tom Ross to be honest, despite him being a blue nose. I'm not sure if they cover Villa away games or can afford to but I think he does his best to keep it as unbiased towards his own club as possible.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Broughty-Villian on September 20, 2013, 09:22:51 AM
I worked with Ed Doolan on his Sunday show, and out of all the others broadcasters I worked with he was the most proffesional. Under Tony Inchley in the early 90's WM was a much better station that what it is know, they also had a better sports head (did a golden oldies on a sunday) and he was excellent, he helped us at hospital radio sandwell get commentry from the baggies and anything we needed copies off rrom wm within reason, copies of commentries interviews etc. Franksie was there then but seems to have not hit the mark
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: rob_bridge on September 21, 2013, 08:39:22 AM
Waterman doesn't go to Walsall anymore. He used to go regularly with one of his sons but I think he passed away and so he prefers to watch their good results from afar now.

On WM, I know Dave seemed to hint a while ago in a H&V interview that Paul Franks is supposedly a Villa fan but I really don't see it as he's incredibly biased towards Wolves.

Before every single home game this season he's been ranting on about teams turning up to the "league one equivilant of Wembley" even though both Sheffield clubs and Leeds have been in this division recently and all three have larger grounds than Wolves, possibly Forest aswell.
The dogheads ground is a very good ground imv.

Both Sheffield grounds are pretty shit to be fair. Big but shit. Long time since I was at Leeds and Molineux is defo better than Forest.

League One Wembley is a bit of a lazy slogan mind.


Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on September 21, 2013, 10:34:21 AM
Waterman doesn't go to Walsall anymore. He used to go regularly with one of his sons but I think he passed away and so he prefers to watch their good results from afar now.

On WM, I know Dave seemed to hint a while ago in a H&V interview that Paul Franks is supposedly a Villa fan but I really don't see it as he's incredibly biased towards Wolves.

Before every single home game this season he's been ranting on about teams turning up to the "league one equivilant of Wembley" even though both Sheffield clubs and Leeds have been in this division recently and all three have larger grounds than Wolves, possibly Forest aswell.
The dogheads ground is a very good ground imv.

Both Sheffield grounds are pretty shit to be fair. Big but shit. Long time since I was at Leeds and Molineux is defo better than Forest.

League One Wembley is a bit of a lazy slogan mind.

League One Wembley sounds like a cheap football you would have had as a kid in the seventies.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 21, 2013, 11:54:32 AM
I like Bramell Lane tbh, never been to Hillsborough and Elland Road looks rundown from the outside.

Moulineux is a proper ground which we usually win on (as do most teams), bit cramped in the away win though.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on September 21, 2013, 02:53:35 PM
No commentary on WM today. Well it certainly wasn't on their FM feed.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on September 21, 2013, 02:57:35 PM
The Gary Linekar wannabe on BT Sport is doing his best to slag us off today. What a cock. I presume he is a Norwich fan.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Exeter 77 on September 21, 2013, 03:42:40 PM
The Gary Linekar wannabe on BT Sport is doing his best to slag us off today. What a cock. I presume he is a Norwich fan.

He is.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_Humphrey
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Grande Pablo on September 21, 2013, 04:11:51 PM
The Gary Linekar wannabe on BT Sport is doing his best to slag us off today. What a cock. I presume he is a Norwich fan.

I've just watched the build up on Sky+.  He's a former carrot cruncher, having worked in a hotel in his youth & waited for Iwan Roberts.

I can only assume it was soup with a straw.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on September 23, 2013, 07:03:50 PM
Listened to the last 10 minutes of 'call me Franskey' tonight. What an utter twat. He was talking to an Stripeyfilth fan about them and for some reason dragged us into the discussion saying that we haven't brought any Premiership experience. Oh and I think Tonev might well be his scapegoat this season. He's a cock.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 23, 2013, 07:58:21 PM
Franksey is dreadful.

The rest of the WM comms/reporters are o.k on the whole I think.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: danlanza on September 23, 2013, 08:12:10 PM
Listened to the last 10 minutes of 'call me Franskey' tonight. What an utter twat. He was talking to an Stripeyfilth fan about them and for some reason dragged us into the discussion saying that we haven't brought any Premiership experience. Oh and I think Tonev might well be his scapegoat this season. He's a cock.
Franksey or Tonev ?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on September 23, 2013, 09:27:03 PM
Not WM and it might just be me, but the football coverage on Free Radio / XTRA AM or whatever it is called now seems to be focused very much on Blues these days.  I don't know if there is some kind of issue with them covering Premier League games, but Tom Ross only really seems interested in what's happening with that shower.   

I don't get that with Tom Ross to be honest, despite him being a blue nose. I'm not sure if they cover Villa away games or can afford to but I think he does his best to keep it as unbiased towards his own club as possible.

Always felt that used to be the case Clampy, but recently it all seems to be about Blues.  Again, I'm not sure if they can cover Premier League games on that station anymore, but match days always seem to be about the Blues.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villa-Villan on September 23, 2013, 09:45:50 PM
Franksey is dreadful.

The rest of the WM comms/reporters are o.k on the whole I think.

He is indeed a fool who believes he is some sort of local legend....Sadly for him, he is the only one who actually believes that.

Also lets not forget BBC WM sacked our very own Carl Chinn who always plugged the Villa given half a chance.


 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Grande Pablo on September 23, 2013, 10:33:33 PM
Listened to the last 10 minutes of 'call me Franskey' tonight. What an utter twat. He was talking to an Stripeyfilth fan about them and for some reason dragged us into the discussion saying that we haven't brought any Premiership experience. Oh and I think Tonev might well be his scapegoat this season. He's a cock.

I caught that as well.  A couple of Villa fans called up & bashed Tonev, whilst Albion's last minute panic splurge on Sessignon, Amifaltano (sp) & Anichebe was deemed better business than our considered approach.

It does tend to consist of lonely blokes who call up to whinge about the slightest thing. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on September 23, 2013, 10:40:25 PM
Listened to the last 10 minutes of 'call me Franskey' tonight. What an utter twat. He was talking to an Stripeyfilth fan about them and for some reason dragged us into the discussion saying that we haven't brought any Premiership experience. Oh and I think Tonev might well be his scapegoat this season. He's a cock.

I caught that as well.  A couple of Villa fans called up & bashed Tonev, whilst Albion's last minute panic splurge on Sessignon, Amifaltano (sp) & Anichebe was deemed better business than our considered approach.

It does tend to consist of lonely blokes who call up to whinge about the slightest thing. 

Also a Villa fan rang up and said something along the lines of 'Well done to West Brom for beating the worst team in the league' to which Franskey replied 'well Norwich are almost as bad as Sunderland'. It was a pathetic reply really.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on September 23, 2013, 10:50:00 PM
Franksey is dreadful.

The rest of the WM comms/reporters are o.k on the whole I think.

He is indeed a fool who believes he is some sort of local legend....Sadly for him, he is the only one who actually believes that.

Also lets not forget BBC WM sacked our very own Carl Chinn who always plugged the Villa given half a chance.


 

Who was it on WM early last season who said that Benteke would never make it in the Premier League? 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Matt Collins on September 23, 2013, 11:09:36 PM
Listened to the last 10 minutes of 'call me Franskey' tonight. What an utter twat. He was talking to an Stripeyfilth fan about them and for some reason dragged us into the discussion saying that we haven't brought any Premiership experience. Oh and I think Tonev might well be his scapegoat this season. He's a cock.

I caught that as well.  A couple of Villa fans called up & bashed Tonev, whilst Albion's last minute panic splurge on Sessignon, Amifaltano (sp) & Anichebe was deemed better business than our considered approach.

It does tend to consist of lonely blokes who call up to whinge about the slightest thing. 

Also a Villa fan rang up and said something along the lines of 'Well done to West Brom for beating the worst team in the league' to which Franskey replied 'well Norwich are almost as bad as Sunderland'. It was a pathetic reply really.

I'd have thought it matched the tone of the call?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villafirst on September 23, 2013, 11:35:23 PM
Last week we were "a one man team" Since we won without CB its " What would we do without Brad Guzan?" What about Delph, Clark & Kozak?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on September 24, 2013, 08:48:10 AM
Listened to the last 10 minutes of 'call me Franskey' tonight. What an utter twat. He was talking to an Stripeyfilth fan about them and for some reason dragged us into the discussion saying that we haven't brought any Premiership experience. Oh and I think Tonev might well be his scapegoat this season. He's a cock.

I caught that as well.  A couple of Villa fans called up & bashed Tonev, whilst Albion's last minute panic splurge on Sessignon, Amifaltano (sp) & Anichebe was deemed better business than our considered approach.

It does tend to consist of lonely blokes who call up to whinge about the slightest thing. 

Also a Villa fan rang up and said something along the lines of 'Well done to West Brom for beating the worst team in the league' to which Franskey replied 'well Norwich are almost as bad as Sunderland'. It was a pathetic reply really.

I'd have thought it matched the tone of the call?

Like I said, i only listened to the last 10 minutes or so, so whether the caller had to sit through 50 minutes of hearing how well the Stripeyfilth played at home against a team  who didn't want to play for their manager, i don't know.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villafirst on September 25, 2013, 07:27:28 PM
Tonight they focused on the situation 3 years ago when both Villa & Spurs were chasing 4th spot - Villa's wage bill was higher than Spurs. The difference is so stark in the status of each club now. Some fans were blaming Lerner for giving up on the club and now appears disinterested. Has Lerner been over to watch his club this season?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on September 25, 2013, 07:33:57 PM
What does it matter whether he has been to a game or not this season? The city is jam packed full of Villa fans who cannot be arsed to go a few miles down the road to watch us, I don't see why he should take stick because he lives in the US.

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: hilts_coolerking on September 25, 2013, 08:02:52 PM
What does it matter whether he has been to a game or not this season? The city is jam packed full of Villa fans who cannot be arsed to go a few miles down the road to watch us, I don't see why he should take stick because he lives in the US.
I take your point, and I'm sure he goes as frequently as he can, but he's not just a Villa fan is he?  He owns the club.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on September 25, 2013, 09:01:23 PM
Is the owner needed on a match by match basis?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: hilts_coolerking on September 25, 2013, 09:07:15 PM
Is the owner needed on a match by match basis?
All I'm saying is that the owner can't reasonably compared to a casual fan, such as you described.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on September 25, 2013, 09:09:38 PM
I agree with you. The fans should be at games, the owner? That's up to him.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: hilts_coolerking on September 25, 2013, 09:13:38 PM
I agree with you. The fans should be at games, the owner? That's up to him.
You don't count him as a fan of the club?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on September 25, 2013, 09:18:53 PM
Maybe he is, whether in the same sense that we are probably not.

I don't see what difference it makes though even if he were Villa through and through, the guy lives in America, not Sutton Coldfield.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: hilts_coolerking on September 25, 2013, 09:20:37 PM
He must have got that tattoo to remind him which club he'd bought.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on September 25, 2013, 09:24:04 PM
I really don't see what difference it makes. Its a petty dig at the guy, who for the hundredth time, lives in the US. If I were in the US it would likely curb my ability to attend games.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithe on September 25, 2013, 09:39:53 PM
The folk who care about the club most, drop everything and get to matches, I've a season ticket but haven't seen a live match yet. We don't half get precious about criticism of support on here, villa fAns will care more than Randy. He's got other demands on his time, so have I. I can accept that those who devote more time have a more legitimate claim to complain than I. I really struggle with the bit that those who never go have just as much a say as those who don't.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: hilts_coolerking on September 25, 2013, 09:42:52 PM
Well, I suppose that if someone was trying to second guess Lerner's level of interest in the Villa then they might think that two possible measures could be the amount of money he is spending on the club and the number of times he attends matches.  That's all.  Those might be reliable measures or they might not but in the absence of any other information some people will speculate however they can.  It's not something I indulge in myself but I can see why people do.

But to suggest he isn't a fan I would respectfully suggest is wide of the mark.  Not only is he a fan, he happens to be the one fan with the ability to alter things at the club.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithe on September 25, 2013, 09:54:52 PM
He used to spend shitloads on players and now he doesn't, I don't blame him, I wouldn't either but it's pretty difficult to argue with those who say his level of interest has dropped.

I enjoyed last season more than most, it bought us all together, but if we want to actually compete at the other end of the table then Randy needs to spend serious money. I'm not sure he ever will again.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on September 25, 2013, 09:56:43 PM
Tonight they focused on the situation 3 years ago when both Villa & Spurs were chasing 4th spot - Villa's wage bill was higher than Spurs. The difference is so stark in the status of each club now. Some fans were blaming Lerner for giving up on the club and now appears disinterested. Has Lerner been over to watch his club this season?

I'd say this is a pretty good and topical debate to be holding on this anti Villa station.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: rioch51 on September 25, 2013, 10:26:53 PM
Voice in the wilderness here but I think WM and Paul Franks do a pretty good job overall covering the Villa and I for one, would miss their coverage if it was taken away.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 25, 2013, 10:36:09 PM
Tonight they focused on the situation 3 years ago when both Villa & Spurs were chasing 4th spot - Villa's wage bill was higher than Spurs. The difference is so stark in the status of each club now. Some fans were blaming Lerner for giving up on the club and now appears disinterested. Has Lerner been over to watch his club this season?

I'd say this is a pretty good and topical debate to be holding on this anti Villa station.

Not when it's all they ever talk about.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on September 25, 2013, 10:49:39 PM
Voice in the wilderness here but I think WM and Paul Franks do a pretty good job overall covering the Villa and I for one, would miss their coverage if it was taken away.

Welcome to the forum, "call me Franksy".
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: rioch51 on September 25, 2013, 11:30:13 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Dave Clark Five on September 26, 2013, 07:59:20 AM
Voice in the wilderness here but I think WM and Paul Franks do a pretty good job overall covering the Villa and I for one, would miss their coverage if it was taken away.

It wouldn't be so bad if it just covered ourselves and Blues. That would leave room for enough debate. Why the hell we have to have Wolves and Albion on there all the time is beyond me. The station should cover those areas where the predominant local paper is the Birmingham Mail. If that means it needs changing to RadioB then so be it. Those presenters should also take a good sniff of Olbas Oil before the show. Most of them sound as if they have got a blockage in their noses.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Nev on September 28, 2013, 02:37:08 PM
I only heard the first ten minutes of the show from 2 today but in that time we were never mentioned....
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: onje_villa on September 28, 2013, 03:53:08 PM
Has it occurred to anyone that the reason why WM are on Villa's back and why a lot of our fans criticise is because the current position the club is in is frankly nowhere near good enough?!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: sirlordbaltimore on September 28, 2013, 06:03:48 PM
Has it occurred to anyone that the reason why WM are on Villa's back and why a lot of our fans criticise is because the current position the club is in is frankly nowhere near good enough?!

This.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Michel Sibble on September 28, 2013, 06:16:43 PM
Well if that's the case, why aren't WM jumping up and down on Neil Moxley's neck?

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on September 28, 2013, 07:11:43 PM
Well if that's the case, why aren't WM jumping up and down on Neil Moxley's neck?



What's the relevance of Neil Moxley here?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 28, 2013, 07:52:33 PM
Has it occurred to anyone that the reason why WM are on Villa's back and why a lot of our fans criticise is because the current position the club is in is frankly nowhere near good enough?!

Fair criticism is one thing; their coverage of Villa is neither fair nor impartial.

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: CJ on September 28, 2013, 08:06:54 PM
Listened to WM while sitting in traffic after the game today. It's not just us that's fed up with them - a Wolves fan came on saying 'how about a bit of positivity? We've won 7 and drawn 1 of our first 9 games and all you can do is go on about how poor we were in the first half of a game we won 2-0'. Maybe 'Franksy' is just a misery-arse
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: charlie on September 28, 2013, 09:57:27 PM
Franks is from the critical side of journalism, those who seek ''balance'' , which means if we are good, find fault, and if we are poor, find more fault. For Franks there must be a caveat, always a but, a what if or a note of caution. The appeal is to older fans,[like me] who recall the glory days of late 70s, early 80s, [like me], and for whom the old days/teams were always better. Reality is different. , and because we are no longer top 4, does not mean we don't try . Yes 4 years ago we were level with Spuds, and since then they have spent mega bucks, not available any more at VP. I listen to Franks, especially when away from home, but take his pessimism with large lumps of salt. , after all he is a journalist looking to provoke!!!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 05, 2013, 09:42:04 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01h45kk/WM_Sport_Postmatch_05_10_2013/

Listen from 57:09 onwards.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 05, 2013, 09:52:14 PM
That was funny to be fair.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 05, 2013, 10:31:40 PM
That was funny to be fair.

That doesn't surprise me. Franks gets called on ploughing the same tedious lie he's been on for years, gets back as good as he gives so he insults and cuts off the caller.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on October 05, 2013, 10:49:03 PM
Just had a listen, that chap was fantastic. Franskey is just an arse. He gives Wolves more praise than us and they're two divisions below.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SoccerHQ on October 05, 2013, 11:07:06 PM
Has it occurred to anyone that the reason why WM are on Villa's back and why a lot of our fans criticise is because the current position the club is in is frankly nowhere near good enough?!

How do you explain the drooling and happy clapping over Wolves who even though they've won a few games this season still aren't in the top 2 and shouldn't be in that division in the first place?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Vegas on October 05, 2013, 11:11:03 PM
My guess is that like a lot of things, what gets people passionate is momentum rather than absolute level - Man U are still quite good, they're just heading downwards, which is getting some of their fans agitated. 

We're not amazing, but there are signs of life, a young team and a mission to believe in which explains the better atmosphere at VP over the last 18 months.

Wolves have been pretty damn poor for a while and they've strung a few wins together so people start to get excited.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 06, 2013, 12:02:45 AM
That was funny to be fair.

That doesn't surprise me. Franks gets called on ploughing the same tedious lie he's been on for years, gets back as good as he gives so he insults and cuts off the caller.

I meant the caller was funny coz he had him on the ropes.  I've never liked 'Wanksy' just think they are onto something with the topic.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 06, 2013, 12:04:59 AM
That was funny to be fair.

That doesn't surprise me. Franks gets called on ploughing the same tedious lie he's been on for years, gets back as good as he gives so he insults and cuts off the caller.

I meant the caller was funny coz he had him on the ropes.  I've never liked 'Wanksy' just think they are onto something with the topic.

They're onto nothing. It's a hobby horse with him the same as knocking Petrov used to be.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 06, 2013, 12:09:08 AM
Maybe they think it is worth labouring the point about a total lack of ambition from the owner who is now no better than Doug on his best day...ie not spending one penny of his own cash.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 06, 2013, 12:20:26 AM
To say, no, to constantly go on repeating, that an owner should be constantly bankrolling a club as the only way of hoping for success shows a disrespectful lack of faith in the abilities of both manager and players. I wouldn't mind it occasionally but it seems the only thing Paul Franks can ever say about the Villa.

I won't bother repeating the contrasting directions in which money has flowed from club to our last two chairmen.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 06, 2013, 12:25:35 AM
It's going to turn into a Doug v Randy debate and we have done that to death on here.  However, I am not asking him to constantly bankrolling the club.  I am however in favour of him taking some more intelligent risks given that another guaranteed £60m per season for three seasons is now upon us.

As for WM, on the whole I like the station.  A couple of the presenters are utter cocks.  But if anyone thinks that they are wrong to pursue ownership and accountability at Villa for their decline since 2009 is in my opinion...well wrong.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 06, 2013, 12:28:05 AM
As I said earlier - they can criticise all they like, provided they do it with balance. Did they ever have a bad word to say about Doug? 

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 06, 2013, 01:13:32 AM
I am sure they must have done.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on October 06, 2013, 12:27:12 PM
What a moron Franks sounded then.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 06, 2013, 12:54:41 PM
Franks did more to sound a twat and to confirm it is true by his reaction than if he'd kept the caller on for an hour.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on October 06, 2013, 12:56:45 PM
That was one of the most calm, collected and sensible callers you could get and according to Franks he was talking "Utter garbage". I would like him to explain exactly what bit was garbage.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: danlanza on October 06, 2013, 02:27:50 PM
That was one of the most calm, collected and sensible callers you could get and according to Franks he was talking "Utter garbage". I would like him to explain exactly what bit was garbage.
Maybe the fact that the caller was telling the truth and had Franks'y lost for words. Nice to see Franks'y getting some of his own medicine. Twunt he is.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: eastie on October 06, 2013, 02:50:46 PM
As I said earlier - they can criticise all they like, provided they do it with balance. Did they ever have a bad word to say about Doug? 



Doug came in for lots of criticism on rado wm during his reign - Ian winter used to be the front man at the time though .
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: peter w on October 06, 2013, 02:58:25 PM
have a pop at the biggest club in the Midlands and get peoplecallin in.That's all there is to it. WM doesn't get advertising revenue so using a poor 'front man' like franks makes him sound ridiculous, but is a means to an end. WM is poor for sport so needs to take a differentangle to otherstations otherwise its lost. Be anti the big-club get the other clubs around us on their a bit more and itattracts a different target audience. That's all they've got left.

The last time it was good for sport was when it hadthe Cheggars Play Pop tune accompanying goals. Since that its irrelevant. Decent strategy nowadays but long-term its doomed to small-time parochial failure.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on October 07, 2013, 06:41:44 PM
Franks is getting a bit of stick from a Villa fan on WM now about his comments after the Hull game. Apparently he said stuff along the lines of "where do Villa go from here" type guff after the 0-0 draw. Sadly though Franks isn't there. He's wagging it.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Matt Collins on October 07, 2013, 08:34:45 PM
Maybe they think it is worth labouring the point about a total lack of ambition from the owner who is now no better than Doug on his best day...ie not spending one penny of his own cash.

A why should he?

B I'm pretty sure he has spent upwards of £300m of his own cash despite being massively burned by the financial crisis?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 07, 2013, 10:32:42 PM
Maybe they think it is worth labouring the point about a total lack of ambition from the owner who is now no better than Doug on his best day...ie not spending one penny of his own cash.

A why should he?

B I'm pretty sure he has spent upwards of £300m of his own cash despite being massively burned by the financial crisis?

A) He doesn't have to.  However, if you run a Premier League football club then normally you are required to spend cash to even stand still if you have any ambitions towards success.  If not, what is the point of him owning the club?

B) I feel sure that having loaned the club the money to buy it in the first place through his own limited company vehicle, I am prepared to wager that he will recoup any of his own funds once he has sold up.  That is of course assuming he spent 'his own' cash.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 07, 2013, 10:36:05 PM
Maybe they think it is worth labouring the point about a total lack of ambition from the owner who is now no better than Doug on his best day...ie not spending one penny of his own cash.

A why should he?

B I'm pretty sure he has spent upwards of £300m of his own cash despite being massively burned by the financial crisis?

A) He doesn't have to.  However, if you run a Premier League football club then normally you are required to spend cash to even stand still if you have any ambitions towards success.  If not, what is the point of him owning the club?

B) I feel sure that having loaned the club the money to buy it in the first place through his own limited company vehicle, I am prepared to wager that he will recoup any of his own funds once he has sold up.  That is of course assuming he spent 'his own' cash.

A) No you aren't. In fact, how many owners do?

B) Yes he did. So all he needs is someone with £300 million to pay him back, plus another few hundred million to spend on  players, with the guarantee that as soon as they stop spending they'll be told to sell up to someone else. I can't understand why there isn't a queue of applicants.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Bill Locky on October 07, 2013, 10:45:19 PM
I get the impression that when Randy came in Radio WM expected to be going on Champions League junkets, and when that didn't materialise it led to resentment. 
On the other side of the coin, they would be just as critical if Villa did a Leeds and ended up with an unsustainable financial situation chasing Champions League qualification.
Also, because they don't get any exclusive media access, to which they as a local station believe they are entitled, leads to further resentment that while Villa are in the Premier League, they need Aston Villa more than the club needs them.   
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 07, 2013, 10:58:16 PM
I get the impression that when Randy came in Radio WM expected to be going on Champions League junkets, and when that didn't materialise it led to resentment. 
On the other side of the coin, they would be just as critical if Villa did a Leeds and ended up with an unsustainable financial situation chasing Champions League qualification.
Also, because they don't get any exclusive media access, to which they as a local station believe they are entitled, leads to further resentment that while Villa are in the Premier League, they need Aston Villa more than the club needs them.   


I think you're spot on. I particularly think that WM, for some reason, believe that Randy has a duty to speak to them and they've never got over the fact that to get news from Villa Park they have to work at it.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on October 07, 2013, 11:03:59 PM
I get the impression that when Randy came in Radio WM expected to be going on Champions League junkets, and when that didn't materialise it led to resentment. 
On the other side of the coin, they would be just as critical if Villa did a Leeds and ended up with an unsustainable financial situation chasing Champions League qualification.
Also, because they don't get any exclusive media access, to which they as a local station believe they are entitled, leads to further resentment that while Villa are in the Premier League, they need Aston Villa more than the club needs them.   


I think you're spot on. I particularly think that WM, for some reason, believe that Randy has a duty to speak to them and they've never got over the fact that to get news from Villa Park they have to work at it.

Pat Murphy is a good example of that.

I kind of agree with him when he says that Randy has a duty to make himself heard every now and then as the custodian of a massively important local institution. What I don't agree with is the way in which Murphy - an otherwise good journalist, not prone to hysterics - seems to let it colour everything he says about the club.

See also, to a certain extent, Neil Moxley, whose reporting on Villa seems to waver between extremes, extremes which seem to me to be about how much he's got the hump with the club at any given time.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 07, 2013, 11:07:59 PM
I don't think it has to be Randy, but I do think it should be someone of credibility (see the thread from a few weeks ago).

I certainly agree that Pat Murphy - for whom I have always had a great deal of respect - sulked for years on the subject while Neil Moxley - someone who I also like and respect - appears to let his personal feelings on certain individuals colour his judgement. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: peter w on October 07, 2013, 11:16:18 PM
I don't think it has to be Randy, but I do think it should be someone of credibility (see the thread from a few weeks ago).

Maybe that's what the General was here for. also, I think he'd be welcomed back to do that very job.

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 07, 2013, 11:18:51 PM
I don't think it has to be Randy, but I do think it should be someone of credibility (see the thread from a few weeks ago).

Maybe that's what the General was here for. also, I think he'd be welcomed back to do that very job.



He was always a PR man, certainly not to be wheeled out for the media
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on October 07, 2013, 11:19:48 PM
I don't think it took very long when the General started posting for the faults with that approach to be made pretty clear.

As I believe you pointed out yourself from time to time, Peter.

*wink*
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: peter w on October 07, 2013, 11:39:02 PM
I was anti him because he was purely PR.

I think if he came back and was honest from the outset about his job he'd be welcomed by most fans, if not all.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: bertlambshank on October 07, 2013, 11:41:15 PM
I am much happier to have a Randy than a Gold/Mr Wigan type,but saying that sometime we shoot ourselves in the foot.How much would a good PR man/women cost?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on October 24, 2013, 10:14:30 AM
The MAIN "story" on the Radio WM sport bulletin I heard this morning was that Steve Froggatt's opinion is that Villa are not physical enough in midfield, and this is becoming a real problem for Paul Lambert.

How is this news? And there was me imagining we had 7 points from the last 4 games and were mid-table having already played Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs, Citeh and Chelsea, when in fact we are actually a club in crisis! 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on October 24, 2013, 11:41:38 AM
I was anti him because he was purely PR.

I think if he came back and was honest from the outset about his job he'd be welcomed by most fans, if not all.

Unfortunately, the manner of his departure (not so much as a three line "I'm off" note) - at least in my opinion - made it look very much like the first sight of stormy waters, and they were off.

Despite having strenuously told us they were in it for the long run etc etc.

The departure was handled very shabbily by the club.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on October 24, 2013, 11:41:55 AM
By "departure" I mean "disengagement", in this instance.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on October 24, 2013, 11:49:42 AM
The MAIN "story" on the Radio WM sport bulletin I heard this morning was that Steve Froggatt's opinion is that Villa are not physical enough in midfield, and this is becoming a real problem for Paul Lambert.

How is this news? And there was me imagining we had 7 points from the last 4 games and were mid-table having already played Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs, Citeh and Chelsea, when in fact we are actually a club in crisis! 

I listened to it on Tuesday night. Franksey was trying to stir up callers by suggesting the Albion are above us in the table. He went on to lavish praise on Wolves for their good start and for making Molinuex a 'fortress' whilst not saying a word about Walsall who have spent next to nothing and only a few points behind them. What an arsehole.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: eastie on October 24, 2013, 12:23:55 PM
I don't think it has to be Randy, but I do think it should be someone of credibility (see the thread from a few weeks ago).

I certainly agree that Pat Murphy - for whom I have always had a great deal of respect - sulked for years on the subject while Neil Moxley - someone who I also like and respect - appears to let his personal feelings on certain individuals colour his judgement. 

I personally like pat murphy , I don't always agree with him and have exchanged tweets with him on varied issues but he does take time to reply and give his side of things - quite a sense of humour too .
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on October 24, 2013, 06:41:18 PM
I see 'call me Franksy' is still trying to sell Benteke to Tottenham.
F#ck off.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SoccerHQ on October 24, 2013, 06:44:27 PM
Franksy is a terrible presenter these days.

I reckon he's doing this on purpose. Of course if you put Villa as the main talking point you'll probably get the most calls.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Steve kirk on October 24, 2013, 07:24:40 PM
Used to have a lot of time for the Radio WM sports team but cannot listen to the phone ins anymore, there is such a negative vibe about our Villa no matter what our situation is.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Grande Pablo on October 25, 2013, 01:02:46 PM
The MAIN "story" on the Radio WM sport bulletin I heard this morning was that Steve Froggatt's opinion is that Villa are not physical enough in midfield, and this is becoming a real problem for Paul Lambert.

How is this news? And there was me imagining we had 7 points from the last 4 games and were mid-table having already played Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs, Citeh and Chelsea, when in fact we are actually a club in crisis! 

Froggy's opinion is simply that & not news.  I'm not sure if anyone remembers a BBC comedy show a few years back that did 'Vauge News', but all of BBC WM's news output now is exactly that.  Awful.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Nev on October 25, 2013, 01:36:32 PM
The MAIN "story" on the Radio WM sport bulletin I heard this morning was that Steve Froggatt's opinion is that Villa are not physical enough in midfield, and this is becoming a real problem for Paul Lambert.

How is this news? And there was me imagining we had 7 points from the last 4 games and were mid-table having already played Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs, Citeh and Chelsea, when in fact we are actually a club in crisis! 

Froggy's opinion is simply that & not news.  I'm not sure if anyone remembers a BBC comedy show a few years back that did 'Vauge News', but all of BBC WM's news output now is exactly that.  Awful.

Talksport are (or were, I rarely listen now) guilty of this and what constitutes news now can be anything, from the Beeb with barely disguised adverts for their entertainment output on 5Live to the hysterical reaction to some moderate weather.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on October 25, 2013, 01:42:07 PM
Most of the SKY Sports News team spend most of their time following footballers on Twitter to come up with 'news'.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: class_of_82 on October 25, 2013, 05:49:00 PM
i live in the manchester area of essex now so i dont thank god have to listen to that anti villa shite that has been going on for years they do it so people will ring in to boost the ratings that all just turn the shit off.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Kingthing on October 25, 2013, 09:01:53 PM
The MAIN "story" on the Radio WM sport bulletin I heard this morning was that Steve Froggatt's opinion is that Villa are not physical enough in midfield, and this is becoming a real problem for Paul Lambert.

How is this news? And there was me imagining we had 7 points from the last 4 games and were mid-table having already played Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs, Citeh and Chelsea, when in fact we are actually a club in crisis! 

I listened to it on Tuesday night. Franksey was trying to stir up callers by suggesting the Albion are above us in the table. He went on to lavish praise on Wolves for their good start and for making Molinuex a 'fortress' whilst not saying a word about Walsall who have spent next to nothing and only a few points behind them. What an arsehole.

I live in London and for the first time in donkey's years I listened to it via the internet on Wednesday and all he did was mention Wolves AND Walsall. As I say its been a while and its just nice to hear the accents, I'm sure he'd get on my tits after a while. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Grande Pablo on October 25, 2013, 10:49:12 PM
Equally as annoying is that I've been in the car with Talk Sport on 2 weeks running now to catch the start of the self-indulgent, self-proclaimed 'Talk Sport International', which is in effect Keys & Gray broadcasting from Doha using the worst Skype connection possible.  Utter bollocks.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Nev on October 25, 2013, 11:06:14 PM
Equally as annoying is that I've been in the car with Talk Sport on 2 weeks running now to catch the start of the self-indulgent, self-proclaimed 'Talk Sport International', which is in effect Keys & Gray broadcasting from Doha using the worst Skype connection possible.  Utter bollocks.

I heard that a few weeks ago, it sounds like they are broadcasting from a shit house, which is rather apt.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Tony Erdington on October 25, 2013, 11:28:18 PM
and the hits (or is it tits) just keep on coming.


for keys and gray that is

don't mention wm
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on October 30, 2013, 06:43:07 PM
Having a listen tonight. He does seem to try and drag Villa into every conversation.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on October 30, 2013, 07:01:10 PM
Having a listen tonight. He does seem to try and drag Villa into every conversation.

He had two ex Villa players with him though.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on October 30, 2013, 07:02:51 PM
Having a listen tonight. He does seem to try and drag Villa into every conversation.

He had two ex Villa players with him though.

True but he does it anyway. I shouldn't listen, he's an idiot.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: eastie on October 30, 2013, 07:18:56 PM
Having a listen tonight. He does seem to try and drag Villa into every conversation.

He had two ex Villa players with him though.

True but he does it anyway. I shouldn't listen, he's an idiot.

This is the answer, if you don't like it don't listen - i rarely listen to wm and if I do its only for an away commentary - the last time was the cup tie at millwall when sadly their criticism was justified.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villan For Life on October 31, 2013, 03:05:43 PM
They regularly use Colin Gibson, Peter Withe and Steve Froggatt as phone-in guests. Recently they've had Nigel Spink and last night Lil' Lee.

It was funny last night when a Nose listener rang in and said they have no-one from a Blose perspective and Franksy mentioned the "legend" that is Martin O'Connor who is a regular phone-in guest. Let's face it there aren't too many more Blose legends to choose from.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Lee on November 01, 2013, 01:42:19 PM
Equally as annoying is that I've been in the car with Talk Sport on 2 weeks running now to catch the start of the self-indulgent, self-proclaimed 'Talk Sport International', which is in effect Keys & Gray broadcasting from Doha using the worst Skype connection possible.  Utter bollocks.

I refuse to listen to either of them
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: mr-villa on November 04, 2013, 10:32:50 PM
Sad man that I am I have just listened back to tonight's phone in online.  During the whole one hour show they had a grand total of three calls and the entire last half hour was just Franksy and Steve Froggatt chatting to themselves like 2 old washerwomen putting the world to rights about all the woes of our local teams.

Why do they waste so much time on news and travel a total of five bulletins in a 60 min show, unbelievable.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on November 05, 2013, 08:09:25 AM
They regularly use Colin Gibson, Peter Withe and Steve Froggatt as phone-in guests. Recently they've had Nigel Spink and last night Lil' Lee.

It was funny last night when a Nose listener rang in and said they have no-one from a Blose perspective and Franksy mentioned the "legend" that is Martin O'Connor who is a regular phone-in guest. Let's face it there aren't too many more Blose legends to choose from.

They have more legends than any club on the planet. Anyone who has ever scored against the Villa for a start. Not even necessarily for them.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on November 05, 2013, 09:53:04 AM
They regularly use Colin Gibson, Peter Withe and Steve Froggatt as phone-in guests. Recently they've had Nigel Spink and last night Lil' Lee.

It was funny last night when a Nose listener rang in and said they have no-one from a Blose perspective and Franksy mentioned the "legend" that is Martin O'Connor who is a regular phone-in guest. Let's face it there aren't too many more Blose legends to choose from.

They have more legends than any club on the planet. Anyone who has ever scored against the Villa for a start. Not even necessarily for them.

That fat faced Australian clogger who scored against us that time. What's his name, greek name.

I bet he's an absolute legde down there.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on November 05, 2013, 09:55:56 AM
Stan Lazaridis
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on November 05, 2013, 09:58:05 AM
They regularly use Colin Gibson, Peter Withe and Steve Froggatt as phone-in guests. Recently they've had Nigel Spink and last night Lil' Lee.

It was funny last night when a Nose listener rang in and said they have no-one from a Blose perspective and Franksy mentioned the "legend" that is Martin O'Connor who is a regular phone-in guest. Let's face it there aren't too many more Blose legends to choose from.

They have more legends than any club on the planet. Anyone who has ever scored against the Villa for a start. Not even necessarily for them.

That fat faced Australian clogger who scored against us that time. What's his name, greek name.

I bet he's an absolute legde down there.

Zigic is also legend down there because he scored against us despite the fact that he's currently helping cripple the club financially.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 05, 2013, 11:08:23 AM
Geoff Horsfield is a legend for them.
Thomas Sorensen - legend for them.
Peter Enckelman
Clinton Morrison
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Nev on November 05, 2013, 12:22:29 PM
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Why do they waste so much time on news and travel a total of five bulletins in a 60 min show, unbelievable.

It's a radio station, people tune into hear travel and news.

Let's face facts, if it wasn't for the bulletins, they would have even more time to fill.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Grande Pablo on November 05, 2013, 12:32:04 PM
This morning sports news reported about tennis star 'Richard Gasket'.  Awful journalism.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Simon Ward on November 05, 2013, 02:16:38 PM
This morning sports news reported about tennis star 'Richard Gasket'.  Awful journalism.

Did they say he has a good engine or am I getting (a)head of myself?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: eastie on November 05, 2013, 02:21:46 PM
This morning sports news reported about tennis star 'Richard Gasket'.  Awful journalism.

That's blown it.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 05, 2013, 05:28:27 PM
Together on WM.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kiddylion on November 05, 2013, 06:31:03 PM
Franks us asking what villa players would get in the Albion team,should be exciting havnt had that 1 for a couple of weeks
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on November 05, 2013, 06:35:35 PM
Franks us asking what villa players would get in the Albion team,should be exciting havnt had that 1 for a couple of weeks

Asking what players would get into a team two points above us is scraping an already nearly empty barrel.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on November 05, 2013, 07:17:26 PM
I would have Morrison, Mulumbu and Olssen while Okore is out. The rest can fuck off.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Dave on November 05, 2013, 07:36:22 PM
I would have Morrison, Mulumbu and Olssen while Okore is out. The rest can fuck off.
We could probably get on with Sinclair and Amalfitano while we don't really have any wide players.

But then again, neither of them are West Brom players so it probably doesn't really count.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on November 05, 2013, 07:38:57 PM
To be honest, it's not that surprising WM are so shit, given that the BBC has wound down their presence in the city to an answering machine, Franksy and that tool Adrian Goldberg calling in on Skype every now and then.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PGW on November 05, 2013, 08:35:56 PM
Franks us asking what villa players would get in the Albion team,should be exciting havnt had that 1 for a couple of weeks

Asking what players would get into a team two points above us is scraping an already nearly empty barrel.
With Wolves winning 2-1 tonight at HT Franksy will soon be asking what Wolves players can get into Villa side!!!!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 05, 2013, 09:20:13 PM
To be honest, it's not that surprising WM are so shit, given that the BBC has wound down their presence in the city to an answering machine, Franksy and that tool Adrian Goldberg calling in on Skype every now and then.

And the Ozal woman. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on November 06, 2013, 08:30:38 AM
Franks us asking what villa players would get in the Albion team,should be exciting havnt had that 1 for a couple of weeks

Same criteria as anyone who plays for them. Anyone who is available on loan or on a free. Unless it is summer deadline day and they have had a bad start to the season. Then they are willing to pay seven million for the tea lady or groundsman.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on November 06, 2013, 09:00:31 AM
I don't suppose that Franksey has mentioned the fact that their strike force of Anelka, Anichebe, Long, Vydra and Sessegnon is being shown up by an 18 year old who they'll probably flog when they get a decent bid. I'm sure Kozak's been mentioned though.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on November 06, 2013, 09:09:09 AM
Anichebe is the sort of player you have in your dream team because you have bought two top strikers, then as strong a team as possible and you just have one striking place and a poxy million quid to spend to fill it.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on November 06, 2013, 09:50:57 AM
To be honest, it's not that surprising WM are so shit, given that the BBC has wound down their presence in the city to an answering machine, Franksy and that tool Adrian Goldberg calling in on Skype every now and then.

And the Ozal woman. 

Oh yes, David, you would remember her, wouldn't you ....
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on November 06, 2013, 06:29:11 PM
It's not Franksey tonight but it might as well be. Helanius and Tonev cost millions apparently.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: eastie on November 06, 2013, 06:31:37 PM
It's not Franksey tonight but it might as well be. Helanius and Tonev cost millions apparently.

May i politely ask , If you find it so awful why do you continue to listen ?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on November 06, 2013, 06:35:04 PM
It's not Franksey tonight but it might as well be. Helanius and Tonev cost millions apparently.

May i politely ask , If you find it so awful why do you continue to listen ?

Because it's not Franksey tonight and I thought it might be a little different. I was wrong.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on November 06, 2013, 06:39:01 PM
It's not Franksey tonight but it might as well be. Helanius and Tonev cost millions apparently.

May i politely ask , If you find it so awful why do you continue to listen ?

Sometimes you can't help but listen. I know I do.
Villa piss me off but I still go to every home game.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: eastie on November 06, 2013, 06:43:59 PM
It's not Franksey tonight but it might as well be. Helanius and Tonev cost millions apparently.

May i politely ask , If you find it so awful why do you continue to listen ?



Because it's not Franksey tonight and I thought it might be a little different. I was wrong.

Fair enough, its a long time since I listened to the phone ins on a regular basis - probably the old brmb days of George Gavin and Tom Ross which weren't bad - also used to enjoy butler in his pomp but  don't bother much listening nowadays.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: danlanza on November 06, 2013, 07:37:15 PM
It's not Franksey tonight but it might as well be. Helanius and Tonev cost millions apparently.

May i politely ask , If you find it so awful why do you continue to listen ?



Because it's not Franksey tonight and I thought it might be a little different. I was wrong.

Fair enough, its a long time since I listened to the phone ins on a regular basis - probably the old brmb days of George Gavin and Tom Ross which weren't bad - also used to enjoy butler in his pomp but  don't bother much listening nowadays.
Butler was funny. I won the Home win, Away win, Or draw competition many years ago. Bloody hell, what a claim to fame.
Autographs are 1 English Pound each and no pushing at the back please. You will get your turn, stand in line and be patient. ;)
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on November 06, 2013, 08:02:16 PM
It's not Franksey tonight but it might as well be. Helanius and Tonev cost millions apparently.

May i politely ask , If you find it so awful why do you continue to listen ?

Sometimes you can't help but listen. I know I do.
Villa piss me off but I still go to every home game.

Excellently put.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 06, 2013, 08:43:06 PM
It's not Franksey tonight but it might as well be. Helanius and Tonev cost millions apparently.

May i politely ask , If you find it so awful why do you continue to listen ?

Sometimes you can't help but listen. I know I do.
Villa piss me off but I still go to every home game.

Excellently put.

I was about to say the same. 

Whilst not costing millions they do have a point about Helenius - why doesn't he get more starts.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 09, 2013, 08:54:59 PM
The two Premier League teams in their region both have 14 points from 11 games. Guess which one had a reference to fighting relegation sandwiched into every reference Wanksy made to them post-match?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on November 09, 2013, 09:10:25 PM
I had an Albion fan just tell me that if they play anything like on the 25th, that they will stroll it and that I should look at the table.

Er...
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: walsall villain on November 09, 2013, 09:14:49 PM
The two Premier League teams in their region both have 14 points from 11 games. Guess which one had a reference to fighting relegation sandwiched into every reference Wanksy made to them post-match?
I managed to listen to all of four minutes, mind you the ultra pessimistic Villa fan on at the time didn't help with his 'are there 3 teams worse than us' talk.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on November 10, 2013, 12:36:48 AM
Some depressed bright spark said on Tom Ross' show "the game had nil nil written all over it and if we hadn't scored twice it would have been nil nil".

Genius.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: FrankyH on November 10, 2013, 01:19:37 AM
I put WM on when I get in the car (after home games) .I  used to listen to Tom Ross, but don't even know what station/ frequency he broadcasts on now.I agree WM seem to have an anti Villa agenda, but for all their faults , if they both stopped broadcasting (WM &  BRMB ) the alternative would be BBC & Talksport.

I would rather listen to Villa fans with a splattering of suicidal bluenose's, whinginging Black Country shites and some ex midlands football players,than some West Country/Welsh/Cockney/Irish/Brummie gloryhunters.


Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Toronto Villa on November 10, 2013, 02:52:20 AM
WM are just being opportunistic and taking cheap shots while the ground is fertile. The know that it won't last forever and we'll be dominating the local landscape before too long. They are a tabloid appeasing their limited customer base. You should pity them for their ignorance.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on November 10, 2013, 09:44:28 AM
We couldn't get a decent enough signal for Tom Ross so we reluctantly put Franksey on. He was on for about a minute before we turned him off.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Big Dick Edwards on November 10, 2013, 10:22:03 AM
I only listen to the phone-ins in the car on the way home from matches now having used to religiously tune in for Tony Butler's Friday night show on BRMB when the idea was new and exciting in the mid 70s through to the mid 80s. The novelty value has long wore off for me. Some of the people who ring up are an embarrassment to the clubs they allegedly support. I will give a special mention though to an Albion fan called Lee who rings in regularly after matches. He has a rant style all of his own. Hilarious.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: eastie on November 10, 2013, 10:25:34 AM
There used to be a guy called Acker who was always ringing up back then and had great banter with the butler.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Big Dick Edwards on November 10, 2013, 10:28:11 AM
There used to be a guy called Acker who was always ringing up back then and had great banter with the butler.

Yes, he was amusing, as was a guy called Ashok who used to ring from the Drakes Drum pub.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on November 10, 2013, 10:29:48 AM
There used to be a guy called Acker who was always ringing up back then and had great banter with the butler.

Yes, he was amusing, as was a guy called Ashok who used to ring from the Drakes Drum pub.

Ashok was a chap who rang up with an indian accent but he was a white chap apparantley. Both he and Acker are dead I think.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on November 10, 2013, 10:43:58 AM
Ashok died quite a while back, he was only in his 30's. Acker was in his late 80's when he was calling in about 10-15 years ago.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on November 10, 2013, 10:46:38 AM
Ashok died quite a while back, he was only in his 30's. Acker was in his late 80's when he was calling in about 10-15 years ago.

I think Acker moved to Spain or somewhere abroad but he still rang every so often to moan about Doug.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villan For Life on November 10, 2013, 10:56:36 AM
Ashok died quite a while back, he was only in his 30's. Acker was in his late 80's when he was calling in about 10-15 years ago.

Ashok was so funny. Loved his Wictorious Willa comments. Clearly a piss take, so glad they let him on. I didn't know he was dead, RIP.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Pete3206 on November 10, 2013, 10:58:17 AM
A special mention for the Villa fan who phoned up Tom Ross on Friday night and commented that Bacuna's goal against Man City was a fluke and that he'd "never score another goal like that in his lifetime"
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: spud1950 on November 10, 2013, 11:11:19 AM
Acker died several years ago buried in his villa shirt .He had several meetings with doug over the years
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: eastie on November 10, 2013, 11:17:08 AM
The days of Acker and ashok were when the phone ins were at their peak - nowadays is not a patch on - butler and to a degree George Gavin were both good at the job and entertaining too .
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on November 10, 2013, 02:19:13 PM
Paul "call me Franksy" Franks couldn't wait to tell us that Albion are still ahead of us because of their far superior goal scoring record, then he paused and said, 'oh it's just one goal', then quickly moved on.
It'll be just marvellous to beat the Baggies on their own patch just to hear him squirm.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: adrenachrome on November 10, 2013, 02:23:12 PM
A special mention for the Villa fan who phoned up Tom Ross on Friday night and commented that Bacuna's goal against Man City was a fluke and that he'd "never score another goal like that in his lifetime"

Ha ha! Classic.

All together now:
No no
No no no no
No no no no
No no
Nostradamus

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: FrankyH on November 10, 2013, 02:40:18 PM
There used to be a guy called Acker who was always ringing up back then and had great banter with the butler.

I remember Acker saying he would refuse to pay his Council tax if the Birmingham City Council helped the blose build a new stadium.Tom Ross took it in good humour when he found out he lived in Spain, and didn't pay council tax !
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 10, 2013, 10:21:36 PM
All I heard Was Paul Lambert being particularly spiky with Pat Murphy for reminding him of how long we had gone without scoring a goal.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on November 11, 2013, 01:34:24 PM
Pat Murphy is another Albion lover.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: eastie on November 11, 2013, 03:34:04 PM
There used to be a guy called Acker who was always ringing up back then and had great banter with the butler.

I remember Acker saying he would refuse to pay his Council tax if the Birmingham City Council helped the blose build a new stadium.Tom Ross took it in good humour when he found out he lived in Spain, and didn't pay council tax !

Wonderful - Acker was a legend.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 11, 2013, 06:36:27 PM
A lot of talk about how unluckaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy Smethwick were - I have been listening for ten minutes and there has been ne mention of Villa and Froggatt is the guest. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on November 11, 2013, 06:40:47 PM
I've been listening for the last 20 odd minutes now and the only mention of Villa so far from Paul 'call me Franksy' Franks is when he asks Albion fans, "are Albion in a better shape than Villa".
Twat.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 11, 2013, 06:41:34 PM
I've been listening for the last 20 odd minutes now and the only mention of Villa so far from Paul 'call me Franksy' Franks is when he asks Albion fans, "are Albion in a better shape than Villa".
Twat.


In a rhetorical fashion.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 11, 2013, 06:42:25 PM
Apparently Lambert got agitated with the supporters - I must have missed that.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on November 11, 2013, 06:44:20 PM
Does he constantly refer to Paul Lambert as "Lambo" just to annoy me?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kiddylion on November 11, 2013, 06:47:28 PM
I bet it's fun round Jason from burntwoods house at Christmas
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 11, 2013, 07:06:03 PM
Does he constantly refer to Paul Lambert as "Lambo" just to annoy me?

Only surpassed in the annoyance stakes by 'Lambo's Lions'.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on November 11, 2013, 07:49:58 PM
Does he constantly refer to Paul Lambert as "Lambo" just to annoy me?

Only surpassed in the annoyance stakes by 'Lambo's Lions'.

Vomit.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: exiled on the wirral! on November 14, 2013, 07:21:13 PM
According to my twitter feed, WM are having a debate on who has the better team, WBA or Villa? Instead of this exciting conundrum, cant they just play some music or failing that put some old editions of Ed Doolans directory enquiries programme he used to present on a lunchtime?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on November 15, 2013, 08:05:23 AM
According to my twitter feed, WM are having a debate on who has the better team, WBA or Villa? Instead of this exciting conundrum, cant they just play some music or failing that put some old editions of Ed Doolans directory enquiries programme he used to present on a lunchtime?

I think they have already had a 'Pride of the Midlands' trophy engraved ready to give them if they get a win or draw against us.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on November 15, 2013, 09:32:04 AM
According to my twitter feed, WM are having a debate on who has the better team, WBA or Villa? Instead of this exciting conundrum, cant they just play some music or failing that put some old editions of Ed Doolans directory enquiries programme he used to present on a lunchtime?

Just playing the goal horns jingle over and over again would be preferable to that.

Or even putting Adrian Goldberg on.

Actually, no, on reflection, that'd be no better.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on November 15, 2013, 10:08:08 AM
According to my twitter feed, WM are having a debate on who has the better team, WBA or Villa? Instead of this exciting conundrum, cant they just play some music or failing that put some old editions of Ed Doolans directory enquiries programme he used to present on a lunchtime?

Just playing the goal horns jingle over and over again would be preferable to that.


The goal horns jingle is the best part of what they do.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: peter w on November 17, 2013, 11:07:10 PM
According to my twitter feed, WM are having a debate on who has the better team, WBA or Villa? Instead of this exciting conundrum, cant they just play some music or failing that put some old editions of Ed Doolans directory enquiries programme he used to present on a lunchtime?

Just playing the goal horns jingle over and over again would be preferable to that.


The goal horns jingle is the best part of what they do.

Do they still do that? Oh, nice one.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: rob_bridge on November 19, 2013, 04:42:17 AM
Does he constantly refer to Paul Lambert as "Lambo" just to annoy me?

Only surpassed in the annoyance stakes by 'Lambo's Lions'.

Vomit.

Lambo's Lions? That is fucking feeble in extreme.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Matt Collins on November 19, 2013, 07:29:52 AM
The days of Acker and ashok were when the phone ins were at their peak - nowadays is not a patch on - butler and to a degree George Gavin were both good at the job and entertaining too .

I used to listen them too. Victim of shifting technology surely? 

I like football radio programmes and podcasts. But nowadays when they have a phone in I often have to turn the volume down.

The good thing about a website like this is not just that most people give at least some consideration to what they post, but also that you can choose the threads you want and scroll through posts where people blather on or spout nonsense!

On the radio I find around half of callers are do irritating for one reason of another that I literally can't bear to listen.

I'm not sure having a white bloke pretend to be Pakistani would make it past the screeners now! But then it was the same era that villa saw fit to include a Shaun teale quote on the season review video, having scored v tranmere: "I thought I was being mugged with all these black fellas jumping on me".   
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Liam_Baggies on November 19, 2013, 01:32:23 PM
Their coverage is absolutely awful. I cannot believe how poor it is.

I gave up listening when they started their vendettas against Rosenberg and Anelka. During a game, they actually started calling Rosenberg "Rosenberk". He was only on the pitch ten minutes and they changed their phone-in to discuss "Rosenberk" rather than our defeat against a good Everton side. Anelka, who was our MOTM against Swansea was getting absolutely leathered by Franksy despite being the best player on the pitch - I'm thankful I was away when Anelka was granted compassionate leave.

I also vaguely remember them trying to blame the supporters for Odemwingie being a greedy **** and trying to force a move away to QPR - how we can be possibly blamed for that is beyond me.

We were also told we have a lack of class on several occasions. One for not applauding Petrov (which I won't go into) when we drew 0-0 in a game which made Bob Willis look entertaining and secondly for taking the mick out of Wolves who were earlier relegated to league one.

That said, listening to WM was hilarious at times just to hear the pain in Fransky and the Wolves fans voices when they were spiraling towards league one.

Tom Ross and Ian Taylor is a much better show - just a shame it isn't on BRMB or Free Radio whatever it is now.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on November 19, 2013, 02:05:41 PM
WM seem to thrive on permanently having a downer on local clubs.

I've got a mate who, whenever we discuss anything we're doing for work, and we see something for the first time, he'll always - always - find several things to criticise before he'll say anything positive.

It drives me nuts, but I find WM are very similar.

If local teams finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Premier League, they'd probably start moaning about not scoring enough goals or something.

I doubt there is another BBC local station anywhere in this country with a bigger downer on their local teams.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on November 22, 2013, 08:19:25 PM
I've written a ranty piece on WM for the next fanzine. Took me ages, mostly trimming it down as there was so much to rant about.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on November 22, 2013, 08:23:26 PM
I had thought about doing something like that too after my debut piece. I look forward to reading it.

How many swear words though?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Grande Pablo on November 22, 2013, 08:47:41 PM
There was another piece of classic journalism on the 0730 news this morning, starting with words to the effect of 'BBC WM has DISCOVERED that a Birmingham School headteacher of a struggling school has left their post...'

At this point the listener is thinking of a Roger Cook or Watchdog style piece. 

'A letter was sent to parents on Tuesday stating...'

Lazy sods.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on November 22, 2013, 09:23:13 PM
I listened to about 5 minutes of their phone in tonight and I had to turn off once I heard some Baggie nutter claim Villa started football hooliganism in the midlands in the 1950s.
They're all f#ckin deranged.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: cheltenhamlion on November 22, 2013, 09:31:21 PM
Well done, Paulie. I would think it will be more erudite than 2 pages of nothing on the last 2 months Villa related football.

Why I do but dont agree with success at any price.

And why, even after all these years where I should let it go, Tim Lovejoy is a fucking c***.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on November 22, 2013, 09:37:29 PM
I listened to about 5 minutes of their phone in tonight and I had to turn off once I heard some Baggie nutter claim Villa started football hooliganism in the midlands in the 1950s.
They're all f#ckin deranged.

A genuine lol moment. They are a crank magnet. The best call was after Cardiff "Franksy, if we hadn't have scored today, then we wouldn't have won".
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: cheltenhamlion on November 22, 2013, 09:41:27 PM
You lot can chuckle. I have to put up with an entire weekend of those pissed up, gobby bastards before we get to Monday.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SoccerHQ on November 22, 2013, 10:48:31 PM
Can't wait to read your article on WM Mr Robins.

I quickly browsed a Wolves forum the other day (don't ask) and even on there they were calling Paul Franks all the names under the sun even though he gives the impression he's a Wolves fan.

I think the endless stream after every wolves games of "why aren't they beating these league one pub teams 4 or 5 nil" and "why aren't they steamrolling league one" despite being top and only dropping points in 4 games all season is beginning to wind them up aswell.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: rob_bridge on November 22, 2013, 11:02:13 PM
There was another piece of classic journalism on the 0730 news this morning, starting with words to the effect of 'BBC WM has DISCOVERED that a Birmingham School headteacher of a struggling school has left their post...'

At this point the listener is thinking of a Roger Cook or Watchdog style piece. 

'A letter was sent to parents on Tuesday stating...'

Lazy sods.

Meanwhile in other news Little Chloe Goddard, aged 7, fell over and grazed her kbee.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on November 22, 2013, 11:14:59 PM
I doubt there is another BBC local station anywhere in this country with a bigger downer on their local teams.

I doubt there's another BBC local station anywhere in the country that has such a low audience of it's sports programmes compared to it's potential captive audience.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dekko on November 23, 2013, 12:02:35 AM
I got collared to do one of those 'man outside the ground' interviews by radio WM a couple of weeks ago outside the Worcester rugby ground.  I told the microphone man I wouldn't have much to say about a team I don't support and a sport I don't follow too closely, but he still wandered over a minute or two later and started asking questions about Worcester Warriors' transfers, fixtures and manager.

Its no wonder nobody listens to them when they give someone like me 5 minutes to talk utter shite about something they know nothing about (although I suppose it shows how Franksy got a gig there).
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Dave Cooper please on November 23, 2013, 07:51:01 AM

Meanwhile in other news Little Chloe Goddard, aged 7, fell over and grazed her kbee.

Ooh! Nothiung worse than a grazed kbee.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on November 23, 2013, 08:48:10 AM
kbee bone connected to ya, shatners bassoon.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on November 23, 2013, 10:17:56 AM
I've written a ranty piece on WM for the next fanzine. Took me ages, mostly trimming it down as there was so much to rant about.

Marvellous, i'll look forward to that.

That Albion bloke Eddie they had on last night was an absolute loon. He kept saying stuff like 'yow cor understand brummies'. In fact that's all he had the intelligence to say really.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 05, 2013, 03:58:13 PM
Two minor Franksisms:

Last Saturday before the Stripey game "Albion a pointt behind Villa...but they're playing much better." And is it true that they broke off from commentary on our game last night to report that West Barcelona had entered the arena?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Toronto Villa on December 05, 2013, 04:19:56 PM
I said last night, I imagine WM will have reported that we are 9 points from being relegated and Real Baggis are 12 points off a CL spot.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on December 05, 2013, 05:08:44 PM
I hadn't realised until I saw the Express and Star today that the Stripeyfilth have only won 1 in 8. What time is the "Albion In Crisis" phone-in on tonight?

On Saturday night after the Sunderland game Franksy was trying to make out we should be anxiously looking over our shoulder at Fulham.... 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Toronto Villa on December 05, 2013, 05:19:42 PM
what's happening slowly but surely is that the world is being restored to its proper order. The noses had a bit of time in the sun with their league cup win and TSM becoming our manager. Now they are back to being utterly shit and penniless as they once were. The Stripey's the same thing. It was fun and games last season. We were coming out of 3 years of hell, they wanted the world to know they ran the midlands like it was some sort of fucking achievement. It's going to kill them that they can't even win the only prize they ever won by finishing above us from now on.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on December 05, 2013, 06:01:35 PM
what's happening slowly but surely is that the world is being restored to its proper order. The noses had a bit of time in the sun with their league cup win and TSM becoming our manager. Now they are back to being utterly shit and penniless as they once were. The Stripey's the same thing. It was fun and games last season. We were coming out of 3 years of hell, they wanted the world to know they ran the midlands like it was some sort of fucking achievement. It's going to kill them that they can't even win the only prize they ever won by finishing above us from now on.

It's like Chris Rock's joke about the difference between rich white men and rich black men.  His joke goes something along the lines of when white men are rich they are rich forever, their children are rich, their children's children are rich etc, but when a black man is rich it's just countdown to when he's broke again.  Same principle with Albion and Blues - when they're doing well we all know it's only a matter of time before they are back in the Championship playing in front of sub 15,000 crowds again.   
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Toronto Villa on December 05, 2013, 06:06:58 PM
what's happening slowly but surely is that the world is being restored to its proper order. The noses had a bit of time in the sun with their league cup win and TSM becoming our manager. Now they are back to being utterly shit and penniless as they once were. The Stripey's the same thing. It was fun and games last season. We were coming out of 3 years of hell, they wanted the world to know they ran the midlands like it was some sort of fucking achievement. It's going to kill them that they can't even win the only prize they ever won by finishing above us from now on.

It's like Chris Rock's joke about the difference between rich white men and rich black men.  His joke goes something along the lines of when white men are rich they are rich forever, their children are rich, their children's children are rich etc, but when a black man is rich it's just countdown to when he's broke again.  Same principle with Albion and Blues - when they're doing well we all know it's only a matter of time before they are back in the Championship playing in front of sub 15,000 crowds again.   

he talks about the difference between being rich and being wealthy. Thing is the noses were never rich, they were just very temporarily not poor and not a complete laughing stock.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Nev on December 05, 2013, 06:14:54 PM
When this thread started I never subsribed to the view that the station, and in particular, Franks, were biased against us.

So I have listened rather more often and have found some of the coverage laughable, culminating in Franks confirming to a caller that he was rather unhappy with Lambert because his accent has become more pronounced during his time at the Villa.

Pathetic.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 05, 2013, 11:08:31 PM
Franksism of the Day: "Looking at the table have the Baggies been underachieving or is it down to bad luck?"
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SoccerHQ on December 05, 2013, 11:24:45 PM
How can getting 4 points away to Chelsea and Man. united (was nearly 6) and be one of the few teams to get something off Arsenal this season be underachieving.

They're a bang average midtable team that shock horror win a few, draw a few and lose some more.

Paul Franks is a woeful excuse of a presenter nowadays.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 05, 2013, 11:26:07 PM
How can getting 4 points away to Chelsea and Man. united (was nearly 6) and be one of the few teams to get something off Arsenal this season be underachieving.


Because they're below us, and deserve to be higher.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Exeter 77 on December 07, 2013, 05:08:02 PM
First call after the game today wants Clarke out.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Pete3206 on December 07, 2013, 05:08:55 PM
Snigger
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 07, 2013, 05:10:37 PM
All you could get from CallmeFranksy was how bad Norwich are. Not a word about the team they beat.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Exeter 77 on December 07, 2013, 05:21:39 PM
All you could get from CallmeFranksy was how bad Norwich are. Not a word about the team they beat.

Surprisingly he has mentioned the R-word in relation Smethwick Brazil 1970
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Toronto Villa on December 07, 2013, 05:21:49 PM
Franksy's frantically scrambling around for the Villa defeat to deflect attention. It's going to be a long night Paul.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 07, 2013, 05:26:00 PM
What you'll now hear on there is the sheer fucking hypocrisy of Stripeys in full flow. To hear them talk they never moan, always back their team, unlike us, yet you can guarantee that at least half their callers tonight will mention sacking Clarke.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Exeter 77 on December 07, 2013, 05:30:54 PM
What you'll now hear on there is the sheer fucking hypocrisy of Stripeys in full flow. To hear them talk they never moan, always back their team, unlike us, yet you can guarantee that at least half their callers tonight will mention sacking Clarke.

2 out of 4 so far.

I don't listen to WM unless I absolutely have to but I was interested to hear Franks trying to put a positive spin on the result and their fans ranting about Clarke. Very funny so far
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 07, 2013, 05:32:09 PM
It's always been their way. Traditionally we moan about the chairman, Small Heath about the players and them about the manager. The difference is that we don't do it after two defeats.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: KRS on December 07, 2013, 07:23:14 PM
What makes me laugh about WM is that when there was only goal difference seperating us in the league, Baggies were being made out to be the "pride of the midlands", having a great season and pushing for top ten, yet Villa are struggling and will be relegation material...no doubt next week they will continue the new mantra of Baggies underachieving and Villa overachieving now that were a few points above them in the league (hopefully 7pts if we can beat Fulham tomorrow)...plus the added hilarity of Baggies fans calling for Clarke to be sacked! 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Dave Cooper please on December 07, 2013, 10:40:05 PM
My son (Baggies fan in case you didn't know) has been taking great delight in calling everyone who has called for Clarke's head on Twitter a c***.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: amfy on December 07, 2013, 10:54:26 PM
Your son may realise in time, that although he has an Albion shirt, he has a Villa brain.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: ozzjim on December 07, 2013, 10:59:47 PM
This is the same Clarke that was a hero after they beat united I would guess.

I really hope we put 7pts between us tomorrow, as Franks will have a heart attack, the sour bastard.

Who does the twit support anyhow? Hale is nailed on albion isn't he, but what about the others?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 07, 2013, 11:04:00 PM
This is the same Clarke that was a hero after they beat united I would guess.

I really hope we put 7pts between us tomorrow, as Franks will have a heart attack, the sour bastard.

Who does the twit support anyhow? Hale is nailed on albion isn't he, but what about the others?

Franks is Villa, believe it or not. Mark CallmeRego is a Stripey.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: adrenachrome on December 07, 2013, 11:16:40 PM
This is the same Clarke that was a hero after they beat united I would guess.

I really hope we put 7pts between us tomorrow, as Franks will have a heart attack, the sour bastard.

Who does the twit support anyhow? Hale is nailed on albion isn't he, but what about the others?

Franks is Villa, believe it or not. Mark CallmeRego is a Stripey.

No doubt at all. He reminds me of Alan Smith in this respect, a Villa fan who bends he stick the other way to try and maintain objectivity. Strange that WM can't go the Talkshite route and then we would suddenly discover fans we never knew about, based n geographical provenance alone.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SoccerHQ on December 07, 2013, 11:28:36 PM
Daz Hale is Wolves surely?!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: bertlambshank on December 07, 2013, 11:30:04 PM
Daz Hale is Wolves surely?!
Cock is the word I would use.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Hoppo on December 07, 2013, 11:38:45 PM
Mark CallmeRego is lucky to still be in employment if the rumours are true.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Dave Cooper please on December 08, 2013, 12:29:54 AM
Your son may realise in time, that although he has an Albion shirt, he has a Villa brain.

It will never happen. Let's face it, I was born in West Brom and became a Villa fan to annoy my Dad. Like father like son I suppose!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PGW on December 08, 2013, 12:34:41 AM
Your son may realise in time, that although he has an Albion shirt, he has a Villa brain.

It will never happen. Let's face it, I was born in West Brom and became a Villa fan to annoy my Dad. Like father like son I suppose!
How old is he....if old enough kick him out!!!! Tell him he can come back when he realises the error of his ways.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SheffieldVillain on December 08, 2013, 12:42:35 AM
Mark CallmeRego is lucky to still be in employment if the rumours are true.

Oh come on, you can't leave that one hanging in the air. Details!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Hoppo on December 08, 2013, 12:52:37 AM
Just that he was suspended for a couple of months, for allegedly being touchy with the ladies..
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: eastie on December 08, 2013, 06:28:07 AM
Daz Hale is Wolves surely?!

Indeed he is.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on December 08, 2013, 11:39:44 AM
What you'll now hear on there is the sheer fucking hypocrisy of Stripeys in full flow. To hear them talk they never moan, always back their team, unlike us, yet you can guarantee that at least half their callers tonight will mention sacking Clarke.

I wasn't keeping count but I think they were second only to Manure fans on 606 last night. They reckon they are going down and are still moaning about Clarke failing to react to our triple substitutions.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LeeB on December 08, 2013, 12:56:31 PM
What you'll now hear on there is the sheer fucking hypocrisy of Stripeys in full flow. To hear them talk they never moan, always back their team, unlike us, yet you can guarantee that at least half their callers tonight will mention sacking Clarke.

I wasn't keeping count but I think they were second only to Manure fans on 606 last night. They reckon they are going down and are still moaning about Clarke failing to react to our triple substitutions.

That's made me laugh, I was saying to my brother last night that I can't remember seeing an entire club shit themselves collectively like they did at that point.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Havencheese on December 08, 2013, 01:02:22 PM
What you'll now hear on there is the sheer fucking hypocrisy of Stripeys in full flow. To hear them talk they never moan, always back their team, unlike us, yet you can guarantee that at least half their callers tonight will mention sacking Clarke.

I wasn't keeping count but I think they were second only to Manure fans on 606 last night. They reckon they are going down and are still moaning about Clarke failing to react to our triple substitutions.

That's made me laugh, I was saying to my brother last night that I can't remember seeing an entire club shit themselves collectively like they did at that point.

They go on a winless steak for a few more weeks will solidify that: WE BROKE OLBIYUN.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Pete3206 on December 08, 2013, 01:24:20 PM
Was that whiny stripeyfilth twat with the high voice on last night?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LTA on December 18, 2013, 10:16:29 PM
Do very occasionally listen to WM, but like most on here get irritated by the constant downer they have on us.

I listened tonight, and two of the calls were border-line hilarious.  One was from Si, who I don't think ever goes, who urged everyone to boycott Villa Park until Lambert and Lerner go, and then someone later said Hutton should be back in as he's been brilliant this season.....brilliant for WHO exactly?

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Dave Clark Five on December 18, 2013, 10:45:24 PM
Do very occasionally listen to WM, but like most on here get irritated by the constant downer they have on us.

I listened tonight, and two of the calls were border-line hilarious.  One was from Si, who I don't think ever goes, who urged everyone to boycott Villa Park until Lambert and Lerner go



It would be interesting to know where the other boycotters are; those who will 'never go again' while Ellis/McLeish/Lerner etc are there. My opinion is that quite a few of them are just looking for an excuse. By the way, if the cap fits, wear it!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on December 19, 2013, 08:35:46 AM
Agreed DC5. You had loads who would say "when Ellis goes..." but nope, still the same core 30,000 odd week in week out as it has been for the getting on for two decades.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on December 19, 2013, 08:36:46 AM
Do very occasionally listen to WM, but like most on here get irritated by the constant downer they have on us.

I listened tonight, and two of the calls were border-line hilarious.  One was from Si, who I don't think ever goes, who urged everyone to boycott Villa Park until Lambert and Lerner go, and then someone later said Hutton should be back in as he's been brilliant this season.....brilliant for WHO exactly?




"Si" sounded like he was about 12. After a bit it became fairly obvious he wasn't a matchgoer and the "boycott" comment just clinched it.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on December 19, 2013, 09:01:49 AM
Do very occasionally listen to WM, but like most on here get irritated by the constant downer they have on us.

I listened tonight, and two of the calls were border-line hilarious.  One was from Si, who I don't think ever goes, who urged everyone to boycott Villa Park until Lambert and Lerner go, and then someone later said Hutton should be back in as he's been brilliant this season.....brilliant for WHO exactly?




"Si" sounded like he was about 12. After a bit it became fairly obvious he wasn't a matchgoer and the "boycott" comment just clinched it.

I think Si is actually a girl and she's blind.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Toronto Villa on December 19, 2013, 01:42:23 PM
are WM not doing a roundtable of senior figures, Albion and Nose legends to discuss the depths the city of Birmingham have plummeted to with the library issue?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: mrfuse on December 19, 2013, 02:10:22 PM
Just that he was suspended for a couple of months, for allegedly being touchy with the ladies..

Haven't heard that story and I've seen him in work the last few months.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 03, 2014, 12:42:57 AM
Listen from 19:49 on for some classic CallMeFranksy down-talking.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01ngq32/The_West_Midlands_Football_PhoneIn_02_01_2014/
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on January 03, 2014, 12:52:32 AM
He intimated that Lambert was a genius for being 4 points better off than last season as none of the summer signings have worked out.  I think this has some merit.  Although generally speaking it is poor radio all round - I mean who was that summariser - Martin O'Connor?!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on January 03, 2014, 03:14:19 AM
It is amazing how they can be so consistently anti-Villa.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Hampshire Villa on January 03, 2014, 12:00:06 PM
As a Hampshire dweller, it is a long jaunt up and back for the games.

On the way up we are fill of joy , hope and anticipation !! Will we play this way, that way, will this guy play , will that guy play???? Chat chat chat chat! the Journey up is gone quickly and without the need for the Radio!

We always try to listen to WM on the journey back, but after 15 seconds of that man Franksy we turn back to 5 live., then along comes another Villa hater Pat Murphy! and we go to talkshite, then comes Stan who just tells people to phone him  for an hour or so ! There are hardly any calls as they have so many ads, and after each ad break Stan has to tell people why to phone! No time for callers except for the guy in Cornwall with a very West Country accent who wants to talk about how bad Arsenal are!

 Inevitably we return home,no radio,  downbeat and more or less silent!

 Then we have the joys of MOTD with the collected egos,  who all seem to hate Villa. The latest one clearly showing a guy to be offside and they all say it wasn't. I noticed that the same happened in some other " bigger " game and they all say how it was offside..

Radio Days!!

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on January 03, 2014, 12:03:13 PM
I personally think Stan is very good at what he does on Talksport.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: eastie on January 03, 2014, 12:04:30 PM
I personally think Stan is very good at what he does on Talksport.

So do I, he tells it as he sees it , rather than sit on the fence .
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Hampshire Villa on January 03, 2014, 12:08:31 PM
I didn't say there was anything wrong with Stan,
Have you listened to the entire show?? You only need to listen to the first 15 mins as Stan then repeats the same thing every 15 mins! It's similar to roiling news! Next time count the number of callers per hour!
Thankfully there is often a game to listen too, and then Stan comes over very well!  but the phone in?????????
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on January 03, 2014, 12:12:27 PM
I didn't say there was anything wrong with Stan,
Have you listened to the entire show?? You only need to listen to the first 15 mins as Stan then repeats the same thing every 15 mins! It's similar to roiling news! Next time count the number of callers per hour!
Thankfully there is often a game to listen too, and then Stan comes over very well!  but the phone in?????????

So does mean you do like him or you don't?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 03, 2014, 12:14:45 PM
Outside the West Midlands the media don't care about us enough to hate us. Inside, too many who should be either supportive or critically friendly go out of their way to downcry us.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on January 03, 2014, 12:18:38 PM
Listen from 19:49 on for some classic CallMeFranksy down-talking.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01ngq32/The_West_Midlands_Football_PhoneIn_02_01_2014/

I'm not sure who's the biggest arse on there. 'Call me Franskey' or that Stripeyfilth twat Eddie who mentioned Villa 5 seconds into his call.

And that 'Villa Fan' who rings up on 34 mins, what absolute drivel he came out with. Rings up to tell the airwaves that he's refusing to go to the game tomorrow because of what Lambert has said and reckoned we should get Charlie Adam on loan.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on January 03, 2014, 12:58:25 PM
The West Midlands has a club without a ground, a club without a manager, a club who have suffered two successive relegations and a club facing an uncertain future and possible administration. Despite all that a local radio station gives us the vote as the region's crisis club on a weekly basis.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Dave Clark Five on January 03, 2014, 01:02:01 PM
I didn't say there was anything wrong with Stan,
Have you listened to the entire show?? You only need to listen to the first 15 mins as Stan then repeats the same thing every 15 mins! It's similar to roiling news! Next time count the number of callers per hour!
Thankfully there is often a game to listen too, and then Stan comes over very well!  but the phone in?????????

You are dead right. Stan keeps telling people to call but very few get the chance. We drove from Villa Park to Wales and, by the time we got to Shrewsbury, there had only been one caller. However, he is a good presenter.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Toronto Villa on January 03, 2014, 01:12:03 PM
Stan's entertaining as he should be and never lets an "I'm a Villa fan" opportunity pass by which irrespective of his past is refreshing to hear in a football media world dominated by conversation about Sky 4 or 6 or whatever it is now. It's nice to hear the likes of McInally or Stan, and Merson at times still mention us with great affection, and if they are doing it when things aren't that great your know they'd be well up for it if things started to go really well.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: oldtimernow on January 03, 2014, 01:18:41 PM
That guy who continues to refer to our Goalkeeper as a variation on a piece of coated chicken (Gujan) and Libor as a balding american detective (Kojak) should really be only employed to give the West Midlands coastal weather report and that during the night shift 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on January 03, 2014, 01:24:36 PM
I didn't say there was anything wrong with Stan,
Have you listened to the entire show?? You only need to listen to the first 15 mins as Stan then repeats the same thing every 15 mins! It's similar to roiling news! Next time count the number of callers per hour!
Thankfully there is often a game to listen too, and then Stan comes over very well!  but the phone in?????????

You are dead right. Stan keeps telling people to call but very few get the chance. We drove from Villa Park to Wales and, by the time we got to Shrewsbury, there had only been one caller. However, he is a good presenter.

He gets excited and ends up talking too much, but I actually prefer how honest he is with the way he talks. He doesn't play devils advocate, he says what he thinks and that's fair enough.

Far better to listen to Stan than that smug gimp Green.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Somniloquism on January 03, 2014, 01:27:29 PM
Stan's entertaining as he should be and never lets an "I'm a Villa fan" opportunity pass by which irrespective of his past is refreshing to hear in a football media world dominated by conversation about Sky 4 or 6 or whatever it is now. It's nice to hear the likes of McInally or Stan, and Merson at times still mention us with great affection, and if they are doing it when things aren't that great your know they'd be well up for it if things started to go really well.

Was it the Chelsea 4-4 match when McInally went mental in the Sky studio whilst covering it. Since then I don't think they have ever given him a Villa match although Nicholas gets Arsenal and Thompson gets Pool still. In fairness it is just the "smaller clubs" who are affected as I don't think they ever give Le Tiss Southampton games either.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on January 03, 2014, 01:28:53 PM
Listen from 19:49 on for some classic CallMeFranksy down-talking.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01ngq32/The_West_Midlands_Football_PhoneIn_02_01_2014/

I'm not sure who's the biggest arse on there. 'Call me Franskey' or that Stripeyfilth twat Eddie who mentioned Villa 5 seconds into his call.

And that 'Villa Fan' who rings up on 34 mins, what absolute drivel he came out with. Rings up to tell the airwaves that he's refusing to go to the game tomorrow because of what Lambert has said and reckoned we should get Charlie Adam on loan.

"Eddie" must be psychic because he knows that "when" they beat us at Villa Park they will go above us, so he obviously has an insight into what their and our next 2 league results will be before then. Not that their fans are obsessed with us or anything, you understand.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on January 03, 2014, 01:29:46 PM
At what point is the Albion gimp on?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on January 03, 2014, 01:31:28 PM
Listen from 19:49 on for some classic CallMeFranksy down-talking.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01ngq32/The_West_Midlands_Football_PhoneIn_02_01_2014/

I'm not sure who's the biggest arse on there. 'Call me Franskey' or that Stripeyfilth twat Eddie who mentioned Villa 5 seconds into his call.

And that 'Villa Fan' who rings up on 34 mins, what absolute drivel he came out with. Rings up to tell the airwaves that he's refusing to go to the game tomorrow because of what Lambert has said and reckoned we should get Charlie Adam on loan.

"Eddie" must be psychic because he knows that "when" they beat us at Villa Park they will go above us, so he obviously has an insight into what their and our next 2 league results will be before then. Not that their fans are obsessed with us or anything, you understand.

He also seems to think they're 'a million miles ahead of us on the pitch'. He's obviously too thick to look at the league table.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on January 03, 2014, 01:33:04 PM
At what point is the Albion gimp on?

Not sure - I had the dubious pleasure of listening to it live in the car. My poor wife had to listen to some very choice language being shouted at the radio...
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on January 03, 2014, 04:31:20 PM
That guy who continues to refer to our Goalkeeper as a variation on a piece of coated chicken (Gujan) and Libor as a balding american detective (Kojak) should really be only employed to give the West Midlands coastal weather report and that during the night shift

There is some commentator bloke on TV who ALWAYS refers to Guzan as Guzman. He even did it when Guzman was on the pitch playing against us.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ad@m on January 03, 2014, 05:31:05 PM
That guy who continues to refer to our Goalkeeper as a variation on a piece of coated chicken (Gujan) and Libor as a balding american detective (Kojak) should really be only employed to give the West Midlands coastal weather report and that during the night shift

There is some commentator bloke on TV who ALWAYS refers to Guzan as Guzman. He even did it when Guzman was on the pitch playing against us.

There was a chap on WM on Wednesday who kept pronouncing the z in Guzan in the same way you'd pronounce the j in Dijon or Jacques.  I got quite irrationally angry with the radio!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: eastie on January 03, 2014, 05:32:31 PM
That guy who continues to refer to our Goalkeeper as a variation on a piece of coated chicken (Gujan) and Libor as a balding american detective (Kojak) should really be only employed to give the West Midlands coastal weather report and that during the night shift



There is some commentator bloke on TV who ALWAYS refers to Guzan as Guzman. He even did it when Guzman was on the pitch playing against us.

Niall Quinn does that although there may be others.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: sirlordbaltimore on January 03, 2014, 05:38:24 PM

Quinn is a fucking prick, he ALWAYS refers to Guzan as 'Goozeman' and Weimann as 'Wiseman'

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: hilts_coolerking on January 03, 2014, 05:53:46 PM
What's amazing is that the pundits who get on the telly are the articulate ones.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Shepp on January 03, 2014, 07:04:48 PM
FRANKSY is an Albion fan. He trys to cover it up but just check with his school mates - hates the Villa
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: peter w on January 03, 2014, 07:06:02 PM
Stan's entertaining as he should be and never lets an "I'm a Villa fan" opportunity pass by which irrespective of his past is refreshing to hear in a football media world dominated by conversation about Sky 4 or 6 or whatever it is now. It's nice to hear the likes of McInally or Stan, and Merson at times still mention us with great affection, and if they are doing it when things aren't that great your know they'd be well up for it if things started to go really well.

Was it the Chelsea 4-4 match when McInally went mental in the Sky studio whilst covering it. Since then I don't think they have ever given him a Villa match although Nicholas gets Arsenal and Thompson gets Pool still. In fairness it is just the "smaller clubs" who are affected as I don't think they ever give Le Tiss Southampton games either.


And It was Thompson covering the game that day.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SoccerHQ on January 03, 2014, 08:20:32 PM
Heard a bit of Ron Toss tonight and he of the helium voice Lee was on talking about Jeremy Peace FC.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Tokyo Sexwhale on January 03, 2014, 10:09:55 PM
Whatever happened to George Gavin?  Is he still on Sky?

(I don't have Sky).
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SoccerHQ on January 03, 2014, 10:45:10 PM
I was in London yesterday, stopped by that decent pub on the corner of Euston road before catching the train and he was on presenting the football league highlights so still does that. Not sure if he ever pops up on SSN.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on January 03, 2014, 10:54:56 PM
I saw him on Sky a while back presenting something or another (Gavin that is, not Helium Lee).
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 03, 2014, 10:55:27 PM
I was in London yesterday, stopped by that decent pub on the corner of Euston road before catching the train and he was on presenting the football league highlights so still does that. Not sure if he ever pops up on SSN.

He must have been doing that for twenty years.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: curlytailavfc on January 03, 2014, 11:31:32 PM
wm are hard work listened today at the phone in wolver nobs big time
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Somniloquism on January 04, 2014, 09:11:19 AM
Stan's entertaining as he should be and never lets an "I'm a Villa fan" opportunity pass by which irrespective of his past is refreshing to hear in a football media world dominated by conversation about Sky 4 or 6 or whatever it is now. It's nice to hear the likes of McInally or Stan, and Merson at times still mention us with great affection, and if they are doing it when things aren't that great your know they'd be well up for it if things started to go really well.

Was it the Chelsea 4-4 match when McInally went mental in the Sky studio whilst covering it. Since then I don't think they have ever given him a Villa match although Nicholas gets Arsenal and Thompson gets Pool still. In fairness it is just the "smaller clubs" who are affected as I don't think they ever give Le Tiss Southampton games either.


And It was Thompson covering the game that day.

There was definitely a match where we either won it or drew in the last seconds and I'm sure it was a mid weeker. McInally shouts yes several times for about a minute. We finally found out what Mrs McInally has had to put up with at night. I thought it was the 4-4 match as it fitted.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: eastie on January 04, 2014, 09:14:58 AM
I saw him on Sky a while back presenting something or another (Gavin that is, not Helium Lee).

Often presents the lower league football on sky.
Used to enjoy him and Tom  Ross in the old days of brmb - Gavin is an Evertonian  .
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on January 04, 2014, 09:21:01 AM
Call Me Franksy has always raved about Wes Hoolahan, but no doubt if we sign him he will think of 10 reasons why it is the end of civilisation.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Lizz on January 04, 2014, 11:38:12 AM
The unintentionally funniest thing I've ever heard on the radio was on WM. It was a phone in discussion about toasters.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on January 04, 2014, 11:59:18 AM
Listened to the WM interview with Lambert which created all this anti FA Cup stuff this weekend and it's obvious Mark Regan put words into Lambert's mouth and he couldn't help stir up the shit on Twitter which snowballed into the nonsense we're seeing now. Lambert doesn't help himself with what he said but Regan and WM couldn't wait to use it as another stick to beat the Villa with.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Olneythelonely on January 04, 2014, 11:59:46 AM
Stan's entertaining as he should be and never lets an "I'm a Villa fan" opportunity pass by which irrespective of his past is refreshing to hear in a football media world dominated by conversation about Sky 4 or 6 or whatever it is now. It's nice to hear the likes of McInally or Stan, and Merson at times still mention us with great affection, and if they are doing it when things aren't that great your know they'd be well up for it if things started to go really well.

Was it the Chelsea 4-4 match when McInally went mental in the Sky studio whilst covering it. Since then I don't think they have ever given him a Villa match although Nicholas gets Arsenal and Thompson gets Pool still. In fairness it is just the "smaller clubs" who are affected as I don't think they ever give Le Tiss Southampton games either.


And It was Thompson covering the game that day.

There was definitely a match where we either won it or drew in the last seconds and I'm sure it was a mid weeker. McInally shouts yes several times for about a minute. We finally found out what Mrs McInally has had to put up with at night. I thought it was the 4-4 match as it fitted.

It was that game. But Thompson was covering it whilst McInally watched on.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: hipkiss92 on January 04, 2014, 06:22:29 PM
Listened to the WM interview with Lambert which created all this anti FA Cup stuff this weekend and it's obvious Mark Regan put words into Lambert's mouth and he couldn't help stir up the shit on Twitter which snowballed into the nonsense we're seeing now. Lambert doesn't help himself with what he said but Regan and WM couldn't wait to use it as another stick to beat the Villa with.


Is it online? Lambert seems to have implied that his words have been taken out of context, which Regan denies, would like to hear for myself
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Lee on January 04, 2014, 06:28:51 PM
Listened to the WM interview with Lambert which created all this anti FA Cup stuff this weekend and it's obvious Mark Regan put words into Lambert's mouth and he couldn't help stir up the shit on Twitter which snowballed into the nonsense we're seeing now. Lambert doesn't help himself with what he said but Regan and WM couldn't wait to use it as another stick to beat the Villa with.


Is it online? Lambert seems to have implied that his words have been taken out of context, which Regan denies, would like to hear for myself

Listened to it too. Didn't seem that impressed with how it's been turned back on him, or those Cockneys on 1152 have decided to plagiarise his work. Villa PR also acting like they were form the Stasi also.

Also interesting with the guy before who watched Sheff UTD play Walsall a few days ago. Dug into Lambert for his coaching and rightly so stating that if Dean Smith can get his team to change their tactics to beat them, why couldn't Lambert.

Says a lot to me!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: myf on January 04, 2014, 06:29:59 PM
they were reporting 6 wins at home in 26 under PL earlier. all the criticism is justified. Im glad the national media has started to focus on how shite we are as well. Lamberts record has been under the radar for way too long. i hope the pressure results in him leaving
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: claret and blue blood on January 04, 2014, 06:41:37 PM
Heard the guy who'd watched Walsall play them last week and d it made embarrassing listening. We got worse today as the game progressed and Lambert did nothing to improve things. His persistence I leaving the woeful Weimann on the pitch is incredible.I don't believe these players couldn't be coached, motivated and be prepared better than they are.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Dave Clark Five on January 04, 2014, 06:45:46 PM
Listened to the WM interview with Lambert which created all this anti FA Cup stuff this weekend and it's obvious Mark Regan put words into Lambert's mouth and he couldn't help stir up the shit on Twitter which snowballed into the nonsense we're seeing now. Lambert doesn't help himself with what he said but Regan and WM couldn't wait to use it as another stick to beat the Villa with.



Is it online? Lambert seems to have implied that his words have been taken out of context, which Regan denies, would like to hear for myself

Lambert has said that Regan 'regrets asking the question', but Regan only regrets it after the disgusting phone calls he had to endure from the Villa Press Officer.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: eastie on January 04, 2014, 06:48:00 PM
Listened to the WM interview with Lambert which created all this anti FA Cup stuff this weekend and it's obvious Mark Regan put words into Lambert's mouth and he couldn't help stir up the shit on Twitter which snowballed into the nonsense we're seeing now. Lambert doesn't help himself with what he said but Regan and WM couldn't wait to use it as another stick to beat the Villa with.



Is it online? Lambert seems to have implied that his words have been taken out of context, which Regan denies, would like to hear for myself

Lambert has said that Regan 'regrets asking the question', but Regan only regrets it after the disgusting phone calls he had to endure from the Villa Press Officer.

He regrets it because of the hassle he has had over it .
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Des Little on January 04, 2014, 06:51:06 PM
All this bad feeling with the media is light years away from Lerner's honeymoon period. Such a shame things have descended to this.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Jimbo on January 04, 2014, 06:52:51 PM
A reporter regretting reporting because a PR man is giving him stick? What is this, Iran? He's doing his job. It's the PR man's job to keep Lambert from saying stupid things in public.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: eastie on January 04, 2014, 06:54:16 PM
Lambert has a history of run ins with the media when criticised - he banned kendrick at one point last season for a report and also has bust ups at Norwich - he's a prickly one.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Des Little on January 04, 2014, 07:03:19 PM
Lambert has a history of run ins with the media when criticised - he banned kendrick at one point last season for a report and also has bust ups at Norwich - he's a prickly one.

Those last 5 letters in your post aren't needed.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Nev on January 04, 2014, 07:03:41 PM
No problem with being offish with the media. But you do need the results to back it up. Whatever our opinion about WM or indeed any media outlet, we need to get our own house in some sort of order before we start slagging all and sundry off.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Dave Clark Five on January 04, 2014, 07:40:22 PM
It sounds like the PO was more that a bit offish, more like oafish.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: myf on January 04, 2014, 07:52:13 PM
he's barely legible in his post match comments. mumbling on. i do wonder how the players understand him. cannot imagine him inspiring anyone
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LTA on January 04, 2014, 08:16:12 PM
WM and particulary Regan take much pleasure out of stirring things in order to provoke a reaction.

However, if I was Lambert and my job was on the line, then I'd be spending a little bit more time trying to sort out his sides shortcomings, and a little bit less time trying to pick fights with the press.  As O'Leary found, getting on the wrong side of the local press can be very damaging
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on January 04, 2014, 08:20:18 PM
WM and particulary Regan take much pleasure out of stirring things in order to provoke a reaction.

However, if I was Lambert and my job was on the line, then I'd be spending a little bit more time trying to sort out his sides shortcomings, and a little bit less time trying to pick fights with the press.  As O'Leary found, getting on the wrong side of the local press can be very damaging

In principle I agree with you  and he treated Kendrick poorly, but he cannot get on the right side of  local press who hate our club regardless. Regan really does hate us so nothing Lambert can say or do will change that. The biggest surprise is Doogan letting him anywhere near lambert.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: greenwichvilla on January 04, 2014, 10:05:54 PM
I personally think Stan is very good at what he does on Talksport.

Sorry, Stan Collymore is a terrible radio presenter. He's too loud, he shouts over everyone and gives off the impression you're an idiot if you happen to disagree with him.

He seems to use his programme (if you can call it that) as a vehicle to take on people who challenge him on Twitter.

And the sad thing is he makes that Jason Cundy programme look quite good. How that station still exists is one of those mysteries we were never meant to understand.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LTA on January 04, 2014, 11:39:16 PM
WM and particulary Regan take much pleasure out of stirring things in order to provoke a reaction.

However, if I was Lambert and my job was on the line, then I'd be spending a little bit more time trying to sort out his sides shortcomings, and a little bit less time trying to pick fights with the press.  As O'Leary found, getting on the wrong side of the local press can be very damaging

In principle I agree with you  and he treated Kendrick poorly, but he cannot get on the right side of  local press who hate our club regardless. Regan really does hate us so nothing Lambert can say or do will change that. The biggest surprise is Doogan letting him anywhere near lambert.

Doogan may well be the key man here.  Reading between the lines it seems that him and Lambert are angry that Regan took to twitter and gave the lazy London press an excuse to batter us, rather than actually listening to his comments for themselves.

Now Doogan has proceeded to give Regan an almighty bollocking, meaning Regan is miffed and takes to twitter again to twist the knife.

All messy, and doesn't give a very good image of AVFC.  The fact that it is followed by a lame and feeble display (yet again) makes it worse.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on January 04, 2014, 11:42:43 PM
Doogan isn't in a position to give a journalist an almighty bollocking, though. That's the point.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Des Little on January 04, 2014, 11:44:40 PM
I'm not sure this Doogan chap is very good at his job. Just a hunch.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on January 04, 2014, 11:49:56 PM
I'm not sure this Doogan chap is very good at his job. Just a hunch.

He sounds like a bully.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LTA on January 04, 2014, 11:51:28 PM
I'm not sure this Doogan chap is very good at his job. Just a hunch.

I seem to remember him doing a phone in with Tom Ross last season and making a bit of a twit of himself.  Strikes me as a bit of a yes man.  And I agree, any issue between a manager and journalist should stay there - don't think the head of media should be getting involved, even if it was well meant.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Dave Clark Five on January 04, 2014, 11:57:33 PM
Why is a bloke like Doogan, appointed by the Poison Dwarf, still in a job at Villa Park?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villafirst on January 05, 2014, 12:27:54 AM
I'm not sure this Doogan chap is very good at his job. Just a hunch.

Bit like Lerner & Lambert then - pretty crap at their respective jobs!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on January 05, 2014, 02:42:23 AM
I heard "Reego" bitching like the gimp he is about how hard it is to be a journalist and deal with the Villa. Probably has something to do with being a shit stiring fuck.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on January 05, 2014, 02:57:50 AM
I heard "Reego" bitching like the gimp he is about how hard it is to be a journalist and deal with the Villa. Probably has something to do with being a shit stiring fuck.

He could always just fuck right off from our club and stick to covering WBA. Everyone would be happier.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: eastie on January 05, 2014, 09:08:43 AM
@patmurphybbc: Declaring a personal interest I was pleased for Nigel Clough today after losing his mum & his @dcfcofficial job in the last few months.

@patmurphybbc: Lerner hasn't given a presser since May 2010 or spoken to radio/TV since buying @AVFCOfficial in 2006.So who will give him some home truths?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: aj2k77 on January 05, 2014, 09:38:24 AM
@patmurphybbc: Declaring a personal interest I was pleased for Nigel Clough today after losing his mum & his @dcfcofficial job in the last few months.

@patmurphybbc: Lerner hasn't given a presser since May 2010 or spoken to radio/TV since buying @AVFCOfficial in 2006.So who will give him some home truths?

I suspect Lerner doesn't get home truths and is surrounded by an army of smithers when he does come into contact with people.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 05, 2014, 09:56:06 AM

@patmurphybbc: Lerner hasn't given a presser since May 2010 or spoken to radio/TV since buying @AVFCOfficial in 2006.So who will give him some home truths?

Murphy off on his personal crusade again I see.

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: rob_bridge on January 05, 2014, 09:57:26 AM

@patmurphybbc: Lerner hasn't given a presser since May 2010 or spoken to radio/TV since buying @AVFCOfficial in 2006.So who will give him some home truths?

Murphy off on his personal crusade again I see.

Yep - but it doesn't make him wrong
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 05, 2014, 09:59:35 AM
No, but you'd have thought after over seven years he'd have realised that Lerner doesn't do press conferences!

Mind you, how many owners do? There are the obvious examples of the likes of PornoDwarf who are never out of the papers but really, how many owners do press conferences?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on January 05, 2014, 10:01:16 AM
I heard "Reego" bitching like the gimp he is about how hard it is to be a journalist and deal with the Villa. Probably has something to do with being a shit stiring fuck.

He's whinging because he's not getting access to people he probably thinks he's entitled to.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on January 05, 2014, 10:03:15 AM
No, but you'd have thought after over seven years he'd have realised that Lerner doesn't do press conferences!

Mind you, how many owners do? There are the obvious examples of the likes of PornoDwarf who are never out of the papers but really, how many owners do press conferences?

Spot on. Good luck getting an interview with the Spurs owner about who actually picks new signings or the Bolton owner about their debt. Both of whom seem to spend about as much time in England as Lerner.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: rob_bridge on January 05, 2014, 10:04:38 AM
No, but you'd have thought after over seven years he'd have realised that Lerner doesn't do press conferences!

Mind you, how many owners do? There are the obvious examples of the likes of PornoDwarf who are never out of the papers but really, how many owners do press conferences?

Not many. I suppose Doug would never shut up.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on January 05, 2014, 10:06:03 AM
No, but you'd have thought after over seven years he'd have realised that Lerner doesn't do press conferences!

Mind you, how many owners do? There are the obvious examples of the likes of PornoDwarf who are never out of the papers but really, how many owners do press conferences?

You've got Dave Whelan who rings up Talk Sport.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on January 05, 2014, 10:12:31 AM
I'm pretty sure that good old Dave Whelan was the only owner to record a personal happy new year message to Sky Sports News viewers. Alongside the FA cup, just in case anyone had forgotten who he was.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Jimbo on January 05, 2014, 10:17:28 AM
When a club is in a mess it needs strong leadership. That's the root of our problem. It's not wrong for local journalists to dig for answers and keep on digging. In fact, that's exactly what they're supposed to do.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: eastie on January 05, 2014, 10:24:34 AM
When a club is in a mess it needs strong leadership. That's the root of our problem. It's not wrong for local journalists to dig for answers and keep on digging. In fact, that's exactly what they're supposed to do.

Once a club falls out with local press or media then things are wrong - for all their faults a good relationship is important .
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on January 05, 2014, 10:29:30 AM
Why is a good relationship wih a parachocial outfit like WM necessary? Especially when you consider the utter contempt they hold us in and we as supporters, likewise feel about their output?

Maybe "Reego" might not get an absolute bollocking off our press officer if he next time doesn't spin a lie?

Lambert wanted to win the game yesterday and picked a strong enough side to do so.

If I were the Villa's press officer, I wouldn't renew WM's contract to cover our games and I would deny them any access to BMH and Villa Park. They don't like the Villa, so they can whistle.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on January 05, 2014, 10:32:24 AM
When a club is in a mess it needs strong leadership. That's the root of our problem. It's not wrong for local journalists to dig for answers and keep on digging. In fact, that's exactly what they're supposed to do.

Once a club falls out with local press or media then things are wrong - for all their faults a good relationship is important .

I agree. However, a week before the Albion game when we were level on points, you get the head of their sports dept asking ridiculous questions like 'how many villa players would get into the Albion side'. They're wasn't asking that last week when we were three points in front of them. They shouldn't have hidden agenda's just because they can't get interviews from our directors.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: eastie on January 05, 2014, 10:34:31 AM
Why is a good relationship wih a parachocial outfit like WM necessary? Especially when you consider the utter contempt they hold us in and we as supporters, likewise feel about their output?

Maybe "Reego" might not get an absolute bollocking off our press officer if he next time doesn't spin a lie?

Lambert wanted to win the game yesterday and picked a strong enough side to do so.

If I were the Villa's press officer, I wouldn't renew WM's contract to cover our games and I would deny them any access to BMH and Villa Park. They don't like the Villa, so they can whistle.

The headlines tweeted by Tom Ross were worse yet people seem to think only WM broke this story - the interview is there to be listened to - to deny your local radio station access to villa park would be ridiculous in the extreme.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Jimbo on January 05, 2014, 10:35:38 AM
That would be an extremely stupid thing for a struggling club to do. There's no better way to pile even more pressure on a flailing club than by picking fights with the local media, because then it goes national.

What we need is to employ personnel that understand how to communicate and deal with the media properly in the first place.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on January 05, 2014, 10:36:37 AM
Why? They need Aston Villa, what on earth do we need that shower for?

In any event, they won't exist in 10 years.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: eastie on January 05, 2014, 10:37:12 AM
When a club is in a mess it needs strong leadership. That's the root of our problem. It's not wrong for local journalists to dig for answers and keep on digging. In fact, that's exactly what they're supposed to do.

Once a club falls out with local press or media then things are wrong - for all their faults a good relationship is important .

I agree. However, a week before the Albion game when we were level on points, you get the head of their sports dept asking ridiculous questions like 'how many villa players would get into the Albion side'. They're wasn't asking that last week when we were three points in front of them. They shouldn't have hidden agenda's just because they can't get interviews from our directors.

The thing with these kind of phone ins is that they like to be controversial to provoke a response - they can be good at times but I have long steered clear from the franksy ones - its in the main time filling drivel designed to wind up people .
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on January 05, 2014, 10:37:22 AM
Why is a good relationship wih a parachocial outfit like WM necessary? Especially when you consider the utter contempt they hold us in and we as supporters, likewise feel about their output?

Maybe "Reego" might not get an absolute bollocking off our press officer if he next time doesn't spin a lie?

Lambert wanted to win the game yesterday and picked a strong enough side to do so.

If I were the Villa's press officer, I wouldn't renew WM's contract to cover our games and I would deny them any access to BMH and Villa Park. They don't like the Villa, so they can whistle.

WM are wankers but banning the local media is the sort of small time shit Blues would do.

I don't want Villa doing that.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: barrysleftfoot on January 05, 2014, 10:38:28 AM
 Point is though Clampy , the press want to maximise their audience, Villa are the biggest team in the Midlands, when things are going bad, a bit like this forum, there is more interest in opinions and news.I think the question about Villa vs albion is pertinent, at most there should be 2 or 3 of them in a combined team, the fact that this is not the case now, is a sad indictment on our once great club.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Jimbo on January 05, 2014, 10:42:34 AM
Why? They need Aston Villa, what on earth do we need that shower for?

In any event, they won't exist in 10 years.

Because even if the club had a spat with the cub reporter from the Sutton Coldfield News, it becomes a story that the vultures in the national press feed off. A 'big' club like Villa dying on its arse is a story, let's not create more angles to spin in the national media, because all that does is heap more pressure onto a an already failing organisation. It's why anybody in the public eye in this day and age has everything orchestrated by PR teams. It stinks but it's a reality of modern life.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on January 05, 2014, 10:42:50 AM
Why is a good relationship wih a parachocial outfit like WM necessary? Especially when you consider the utter contempt they hold us in and we as supporters, likewise feel about their output?

Maybe "Reego" might not get an absolute bollocking off our press officer if he next time doesn't spin a lie?

Lambert wanted to win the game yesterday and picked a strong enough side to do so.

If I were the Villa's press officer, I wouldn't renew WM's contract to cover our games and I would deny them any access to BMH and Villa Park. They don't like the Villa, so they can whistle.

The headlines tweeted by Tom Ross were worse yet people seem to think only WM broke this story - the interview is there to be listened to - to deny your local radio station access to villa park would be ridiculous in the extreme.

No, Tom Ross said it was the saddest interview he has done in terms of football and like Lambert he was being honest. It was Mark Regan who asked him the question just afterwards which prompted Lambert to say what he did, then went on twitter with his '7 times cup winners could do without the f.a cup' tweets. It was unnecessary sniping by a local journalist who should know better.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 05, 2014, 10:47:50 AM
It also followed Regan's post-Swansea tweet about a five year old seeing his father being attacked which hadn't been confirmed and turned out to be false. Reporters in his position shouldn't spread such potentially dangerous stories.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: eastie on January 05, 2014, 10:52:36 AM
I have no idea who Regan supports or his feelings on villa , but I do know that rob gurney hates villa with a passion - he is a coventry fan who used to be in the chair at cwr and  often used to celebrate villa defeats on air with listeners - he openly delighted in every goal villa conceded and always put the boot in.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on January 05, 2014, 10:54:24 AM
Also the same Mark Regan who re-tweeted what Rodney Marsh said about us the other day.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on January 05, 2014, 11:22:34 AM
Also the same Mark Regan who re-tweeted what Rodney Marsh said about us the other day.

Rodney Marsh is a twat but he got it pretty much spot on what he said about Villa though.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: barrysleftfoot on January 05, 2014, 11:23:49 AM
 What did marsh say?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 05, 2014, 11:31:04 AM
Regan is either a stripey or a nose - not sure. I don't think who any of them supports affects their feelings towards us; they're not that daft. I do think there's a personality-based animosity which dates back to O'Neill's time.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: OzVilla on January 05, 2014, 11:33:39 AM
What did marsh say?

That supporting the Villa must be a sad existence. That we used to be a Glory club but were now just hangers on - our only goal is premiership survival.

Now I dislike the load mouth Cockney twat as much as anybody but he does have a point.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Chris Smith on January 05, 2014, 11:38:48 AM
What did marsh say?

That supporting the Villa must be a sad existence. That we used to be a Glory club but were now just hangers on - our only goal is premiership survival.

Now I dislike the load mouth Cockney twat as much as anybody but he does have a point.

I don't think he does. Whether we are going about it in the right way or if it is achievable is up for debate but I don't for a second think that Lerner, Lambert and co are settling. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: olaftab on January 05, 2014, 11:49:09 AM
Why? They need Aston Villa, what on earth do we need that shower for?

In any event, they won't exist in 10 years.
A radio station that can be accessed by about 3 million people...I think we need them more than they need us. Anyway banning is the sort of thing Newcastle did when they were on a self destruct path.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on January 05, 2014, 11:52:37 AM
It can be accessed by 3 million people, but it isn't listened to by very many. Local radio is dying.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on January 05, 2014, 11:55:07 AM
It can be accessed by 3 million people, but it isn't listened to by very many. Local radio is dying.

It's listened to by Villa fans who can't get to the games.
Calling for bans is the kind of small time stunts Small Heath pull.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on January 05, 2014, 11:58:26 AM
They can listen to BRMB then instead or watch it online which appears to be getting more and more popular.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on January 05, 2014, 11:59:05 AM
Manager's falling out or not liking journalists is probably common. Alex Ferguson wouldn't speak to the BBC for years. As for banning WM, that's a no from me as well. I think Rego has been found out for his piss poor journalism without making things worse.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: aj2k77 on January 05, 2014, 12:01:20 PM
Banning anything that doesn't tow the party line? ThAt sounds sensible. The more people that start questioning the way we are running things the better for me. Btw that doesn't mean I don't think wm are twats, they are. If they are selling this plan to paying customers wouldn't it be worthwhile articulating what this project is? Communications are terrible.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LTA on January 05, 2014, 12:02:46 PM
I also think there is a bit of animosity between WM and Tom Ross which dates back to WM accusing Ross of getting his facts wrong over the Blues takeover.  I listened to his show on Friday and he played the whole interview, including Mark Regan's questions.  It appears WM only played certain parts of it.  Lambert made it clear to Tom Ross that he would pick a strong team and that he wanted to get through to the next round.

Both of them tweeted about it,and as was said earlier, Ross said it was "the saddest, but most honest he'd heard a manager speak".  The National press appears to have gone more with Regan's tweets that, "Villa aren't bothered about the FA Cup", which Lambert certainly did NOT say.

As for banning WM, well I think it did happen back in the 1980's when Tony Butler made an alleged racist remark about one of Wolves' players.  However, I agree that banning them would be small time and childish.  We're already under attack from the press, so why feed them more amunition?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on January 05, 2014, 12:03:45 PM
It's not about banning people who don't tow the party line. Nobody would ever accuse WM of being cheer leaders for the club.

It's more a case of letting somebody who has a genuine fondness for all West Midlands clubs, who doesn't have to hide the fact he is a Nose, have the opportunity to critique the Villa or, scary thought, praise us once in a while.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on January 05, 2014, 12:07:04 PM
I also think there is a bit of animosity between WM and Tom Ross which dates back to WM accusing Ross of getting his facts wrong over the Blues takeover.  I listened to his show on Friday and he played the whole interview, including Mark Regan's questions.  It appears WM only played certain parts of it.  Lambert made it clear to Tom Ross that he would pick a strong team and that he wanted to get through to the next round.

Both of them tweeted about it,and as was said earlier, Ross said it was "the saddest, but most honest he'd heard a manager speak".  The National press appears to have gone more with Regan's tweets that, "Villa aren't bothered about the FA Cup", which Lambert certainly did NOT say.

This is probably most likely what happened. Tom Ross was a straight down the line as he could be. WM played what they wanted their listeners to hear to suit what they had to say.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Chris Smith on January 05, 2014, 12:12:23 PM
It's not about banning people who don't tow the party line. Nobody would ever accuse WM of being cheer leaders for the club.

It's more a case of letting somebody who has a genuine fondness for all West Midlands clubs, who doesn't have to hide the fact he is a Nose, have the opportunity to critique the Villa or, scary thought, praise us once in a while.

It will just make us look like the bad boys and allow them to act the injured party. We saw last week how the press will manipulate a story for their own ends with Lambert's comments on the cup. We just need to be a bit smarter in how we deal with them.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SoccerHQ on January 05, 2014, 12:59:49 PM
Haven't Newcastle banned a couple of local papers from St James this season?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Nev on January 05, 2014, 02:23:35 PM
I have an aquaintance who is a journalist as well as being a season ticket holder on the Holte. He covered a Lambert press conference at the start of the season and was amazed to find that the club had to review and pass all that he had written down, removing anything that they didn't like.

I'm not sure if this is the case elsewhere, although I suspect it is, but either way, it hardly breeds a healthy relationship.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on January 05, 2014, 03:51:35 PM
I listened to the recording of that FAC thing, and was pretty amazed.

i didn't hear anything which I haven't heard, at some point, almost every other manager in the league say. I thought it was supposed to be controversial?

What turned this into a story was a mix of WM deciding to spin it out to be something it wasn't (what a surprise - why, for example, start retweeting shit Rodney Marsh says if it isn't to just stir things up?), and Brian Doogan shitting his pants and trying to get the journalist to retract it.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: CAitken on January 05, 2014, 04:05:29 PM
Living here up north, I manage to get WM on Internet Radio but for my local news I listen to Key 103 or BBC Manchester. Even though M
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: curiousorange on January 05, 2014, 04:05:52 PM
I listened to the recording of that FAC thing, and was pretty amazed.

i didn't hear anything which I haven't heard, at some point, almost every other manager in the league say. I thought it was supposed to be controversial?

What turned this into a story was a mix of WM deciding to spin it out to be something it wasn't (what a surprise - why, for example, start retweeting shit Rodney Marsh says if it isn't to just stir things up?), and Brian Doogan shitting his pants and trying to get the journalist to retract it.

What pissed me off most was the BBC article about it quoted Sam Allardyce and Harry Redknapp saying pretty much the same thing and received no negative press.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: CAitken on January 05, 2014, 04:09:59 PM
Living here up north, I manage to get WM on Internet Radio but for my local news I listen to Key 103 or BBC Manchester. Even though Man Ure are having a bad time their reporters are steadfast with their support of them even though the phone ins are quite vitriolic. WM are biting the hand that feeds them as Villa fans who aren't happy with the way they report on the club can tune in to the other local stations. Then Franksie and the other ,non-entity will be told how to report as listening figures fall.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: CAitken on January 05, 2014, 04:19:20 PM
At least Lambert had the balls to answer honestly and then only made 3 changes, one enforced. The stand in manager at Albion made 8 changes but no comments on that from WM.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on January 05, 2014, 09:08:41 PM
I listened to the recording of that FAC thing, and was pretty amazed.

i didn't hear anything which I haven't heard, at some point, almost every other manager in the league say. I thought it was supposed to be controversial?

What turned this into a story was a mix of WM deciding to spin it out to be something it wasn't (what a surprise - why, for example, start retweeting shit Rodney Marsh says if it isn't to just stir things up?), and Brian Doogan shitting his pants and trying to get the journalist to retract it.

What pissed me off most was the BBC article about it quoted Sam Allardyce and Harry Redknapp saying pretty much the same thing and received no negative press.

News At Ten on Friday made a big deal of starting their story with 'FA Cup third round weekend is a special date on the football calender but one Premier League manager doesn't agree.' Then asked Nigel Clough for his views without commenting on the fact he said with the money involved in the Premier League that is how Premier League managers would think. Basically saying that is how he would think, so from that snippet he seemed to be saying it more strongly than Lambert.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: eastie on January 05, 2014, 09:12:08 PM
I listened to the recording of that FAC thing, and was pretty amazed.

i didn't hear anything which I haven't heard, at some point, almost every other manager in the league say. I thought it was supposed to be controversial?

What turned this into a story was a mix of WM deciding to spin it out to be something it wasn't (what a surprise - why, for example, start retweeting shit Rodney Marsh says if it isn't to just stir things up?), and Brian Doogan shitting his pants and trying to get the journalist to retract it.

What pissed me off most was the BBC article about it quoted Sam Allardyce and Harry Redknapp saying pretty much the same thing and received no negative press.

News At Ten on Friday made a big deal of starting their story with 'FA Cup third round weekend is a special date on the football calender but one Premier League manager doesn't agree.' Then asked Nigel Clough for his views without commenting on the fact he said with the money involved in the Premier League that is how Premier League managers would think. Basically saying that is how he would think, so from that snippet he seemed to be saying it more strongly than Lambert.

That's surprising it made news at ten.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: themossman on January 05, 2014, 09:14:37 PM
It's just a load of self delusion and doublethink when it comes to the cups. What a bunch of tedious morons the press are, especially sports journos.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on January 05, 2014, 09:41:57 PM
I listened to the recording of that FAC thing, and was pretty amazed.

i didn't hear anything which I haven't heard, at some point, almost every other manager in the league say. I thought it was supposed to be controversial?

What turned this into a story was a mix of WM deciding to spin it out to be something it wasn't (what a surprise - why, for example, start retweeting shit Rodney Marsh says if it isn't to just stir things up?), and Brian Doogan shitting his pants and trying to get the journalist to retract it.

What pissed me off most was the BBC article about it quoted Sam Allardyce and Harry Redknapp saying pretty much the same thing and received no negative press.

News At Ten on Friday made a big deal of starting their story with 'FA Cup third round weekend is a special date on the football calender but one Premier League manager doesn't agree.' Then asked Nigel Clough for his views without commenting on the fact he said with the money involved in the Premier League that is how Premier League managers would think. Basically saying that is how he would think, so from that snippet he seemed to be saying it more strongly than Lambert.

That's surprising it made news at ten.

Actually it might have been the half six ITN news. I know I was in the kitchen and was surprised when I heard it on there. I think it was the 'and finally'. Lambert was unlucky. It was obviously a slow news day when it comes to skateboarding dogs.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Grande Pablo on January 05, 2014, 11:27:01 PM
Regan was a knob on WM after the game last night.  He'd obviously thought he'd got his 1 big story that might put him in the national limelight.  PL said no worse than what Allerdyce said this afternoon after an (IMHO) a more embarrasing defeat on national TV.  At least we can be happy due to ITV's piss poor coverage we were hidden away on a near midnight slot.

The media does it's best to reduce interest in the FA Cup.  I've not seen 1 jingle advertising this weekends live games on ITV, get we get a wall-to-wall spunkfest leading up to a Champions League 'matchweek'.  I'd love the BBC to get it back.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 05, 2014, 11:32:19 PM
Regan was a knob on WM after the game last night.  He'd obviously thought he'd got his 1 big story that might put him in the national limelight.  PL said no worse than what Allerdyce said this afternoon after an (IMHO) a more embarrasing defeat on national TV.  At least we can be happy due to ITV's piss poor coverage we were hidden away on a near midnight slot.

The media does it's best to reduce interest in the FA Cup.  I've not seen 1 jingle advertising this weekends live games on ITV, get we get a wall-to-wall spunkfest leading up to a Champions League 'matchweek'.  I'd love the BBC to get it back.

Ironically, the only way the cup could be saved would be to give it to Sky. It would then be the greatest tournament in the world.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: bertlambshank on January 05, 2014, 11:38:59 PM
Or seed it but have an open draw and the team who has the lowest seed plays at home.Oh and give it Sky they would hype it to the max.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 06, 2014, 12:16:36 AM
Or seed it but have an open draw and the team who has the lowest seed plays at home.Oh and give it Sky they would hype it to the max.


Sod the seeding, have an open draw from day one, all 550 or so entrants in one big bag.
Aston Villa v Swindon Supermarine
Pilkington XXX v Manchester United

That's what we want!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: bertlambshank on January 06, 2014, 12:18:45 AM
Or seed it but have an open draw and the team who has the lowest seed plays at home.Oh and give it Sky they would hype it to the max.


Sod the seeding, have an open draw from day one, all 550 or so entrants in one big bag.
Aston Villa v Swindon Supermarine
Pilkington XXX v Manchester United

That's what we want!
Love it.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: rob_bridge on January 06, 2014, 08:54:31 AM
Regan was a knob on WM after the game last night.  He'd obviously thought he'd got his 1 big story that might put him in the national limelight.  PL said no worse than what Allerdyce said this afternoon after an (IMHO) a more embarrasing defeat on national TV.  At least we can be happy due to ITV's piss poor coverage we were hidden away on a near midnight slot.

The media does it's best to reduce interest in the FA Cup.  I've not seen 1 jingle advertising this weekends live games on ITV, get we get a wall-to-wall spunkfest leading up to a Champions League 'matchweek'.  I'd love the BBC to get it back.

Ironically, the only way the cup could be saved would be to give it to Sky. It would then be the greatest tournament in the world.

May well happen now they lost rights to Champions League.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: London Villan on January 06, 2014, 09:04:59 AM
The Sky thing is a good point, they will have a few million sloshing around after losing the Champs League. They could even sell it in as Sky saves the FA Cup... sponsor it and give out the one thing that all football clubs love more than silverware.... cash.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: freethinker on January 06, 2014, 09:10:18 AM
Or seed it but have an open draw and the team who has the lowest seed plays at home.Oh and give it Sky they would hype it to the max.


Sod the seeding, have an open draw from day one, all 550 or so entrants in one big bag.
Aston Villa v Swindon Supermarine
Pilkington XXX v Manchester United

That's what we want!

Please no. That would be just too embarrassing.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Loxton01 on January 06, 2014, 09:20:57 AM
Radio WM have done nothing wrong to me. I think they say it like it is and Regan did nothing wrong. Lambert handled it badly and then they get the Press Officer to put the pressure on sounds like bullying from a once famous club to me.

Lambo could of said we have a small squad and we are likely to rotate but it gives a number of the players a chance to impress and stake a claim for the first team. Premier League survival is paramount but I wont to go as far as we can in the FA CUP victories breed confidence.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on January 06, 2014, 09:44:26 AM
Radio WM have done nothing wrong to me. I think they say it like it is and Regan did nothing wrong. Lambert handled it badly and then they get the Press Officer to put the pressure on sounds like bullying from a once famous club to me.

Lambo could of said we have a small squad and we are likely to rotate but it gives a number of the players a chance to impress and stake a claim for the first team. Premier League survival is paramount but I wont to go as far as we can in the FA CUP victories breed confidence.

Tom Ross was professional in his approach and reported it like any local journalist should have.

Radio WM reported it like we knew they would, playing selective bits of an interview to suit their own ends then jumping on twitter. It was unprofessional and not the kind of thing you'd expect from a BBC broadcaster.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 06, 2014, 09:44:59 AM
The last thing Mark Regan does is say it like it is.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Grande Pablo on January 08, 2014, 01:02:32 PM
It may have been discussed on the transfer thread, but the way WM 'broke' the Wells link from Regan's apparent death bed yesterday was appalling broadcasting.  Are they trying to manufacture the guy a knighthood for services to broadcasting?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LTA on January 08, 2014, 10:28:25 PM
Tonight I heard the legend that is Dennis.

Clearly nobodys told him that Stephen Warnock has sold, which explains why we won't pick him
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on January 08, 2014, 10:32:40 PM
Tonight I heard the legend that is Dennis.

Clearly nobodys told him that Stephen Warnock has sold, which explains why we won't pick him

Every club has it's local phone twat. Helium Lee is the Stripeyfilths. Dennis is ours.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on January 09, 2014, 09:44:22 AM
Their big Villa story this morning was Nigel Spink saying we needed to get in experience and that it was no good just signing more young players like Nakhi Wells.

Rather overlooking the facts that a) Lambert has already said he is looking to bring in experience; b) there is no evidence that we are actually interested in Nakhi Wells other than in the Twittersphere, where he appears to be linked with every club in all 4 divisions.     
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villafirst on March 17, 2014, 07:07:19 PM
Only one Villa caller tonight, not much said about our great win on Saturday. Paul Franks loves the sound of his own voice....I reckon out of say 50 minutes that the broadcast time is running, he must talk for 25 minutes!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Toronto Villa on March 17, 2014, 08:05:02 PM
I like this thread. Am I right to assume WM still have us favourites to go down?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SoccerHQ on March 17, 2014, 08:43:20 PM
I presume it was 55 minutes on WBA's win, 3 minutes on Wolves's draw, 1 nd a half minutes on our flukey win and 30 seconds on SHA.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Somniloquism on March 17, 2014, 08:45:17 PM
Midlands Today had Albion featured mainly, then Stoke and finally Villa from the top flight.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kiddylion on March 17, 2014, 10:33:57 PM
How many villa players will get in the WBA team now then?😉😉
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: danlanza on March 17, 2014, 10:36:28 PM
Non. They would refuse to play in the championship.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pooligan on March 18, 2014, 11:36:50 PM
I see the Dingles lost to Crawley tonight, after the 0-0 draw to Shrewsbury on Saturday i suppose we will hear nothing but a inquest to what is going on for the next few nights
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kiddylion on March 19, 2014, 10:42:45 AM
No Kenny Jacketts a football genius apparantly beating the likes of Stevenage,Brentford & Gillingham with the aid of premiership parachute payments & 20 thousand crowds,and some of the football there playing is unbelivable 😄
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Goldie.7 on April 02, 2014, 03:03:23 AM
Did anyone hear the villa fan last on the phone in show yesterday Long over Benteke.... ??? http://vocaroo.com/i/s0hjGIEIPaFD (http://vocaroo.com/i/s0hjGIEIPaFD)
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on April 02, 2014, 08:51:08 AM
Did anyone hear the villa fan last on the phone in show yesterday Long over Benteke.... ??? http://vocaroo.com/i/s0hjGIEIPaFD (http://vocaroo.com/i/s0hjGIEIPaFD)

Yeah I did, he was being ridiculous. He'd rather have a 29 year old who only attracted the interest of Hull who doesn't really score that many, than a 22 year old Belgian International who knocked in 23 last  season who might be amongst the top scorers in the World Cup. He made himself sound very silly. People only remember the last game and base everything on that.

I also like how WM played down the dressing room bust up at the Hawthorns. There would have been an hour long inquest had it happened at Villa.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: MONCABA on April 02, 2014, 06:04:36 PM
WM = Wan£er Makers
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on April 02, 2014, 06:53:40 PM
A Baggie muppet rang up earlier. His only concern about the 2 points they tossed away on Saturday was that if they'd won they'd only have been 3 points behind the Villa, not that it left them teetering near to oblivion.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: amfy on April 02, 2014, 07:13:53 PM
Did anyone hear the villa fan last on the phone in show yesterday Long over Benteke.... ??? http://vocaroo.com/i/s0hjGIEIPaFD (http://vocaroo.com/i/s0hjGIEIPaFD)

Yeah I did, he was being ridiculous. He'd rather have a 29 year old who only attracted the interest of Hull who doesn't really score that many, than a 22 year old Belgian International who knocked in 23 last  season who might be amongst the top scorers in the World Cup. He made himself sound very silly. People only remember the last game and base everything on that.

I also like how WM played down the dressing room bust up at the Hawthorns. There would have been an hour long inquest had it happened at Villa.

Total torn badge time! However, the spin on this happening at The Oylbayun was that 'it shows they care'.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Grande Pablo on April 03, 2014, 12:07:35 AM
Best part of tonight's show was the guy reading the 7 o'clock news just afterwards.  They should really employ newsreaders with local knowledge, especially as he called Golden Hillock Road 'Golden Cock'.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: eric woolban woolban on April 08, 2014, 06:47:44 PM
Is VATM on the radio at the mo?

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kiddylion on April 10, 2014, 06:16:19 PM
Thought I'd have a listen to the phone in on WM tonight & it's 1814hrs & I haven't heard a caller yet
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on April 11, 2014, 08:16:13 PM
Did anyone hear some plank called Ken on Tom Ross's show earlier who called Randy Lerner a 'publicity agent'?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on April 11, 2014, 08:22:13 PM
Did anyone hear some plank called Ken on Tom Ross's show earlier who called Randy Lerner a 'publicity agent'?

Yeah that's one thing you can't deny about Randy, he really likes to hog the limelight doesn't he?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Monty on April 11, 2014, 08:23:13 PM
Did anyone hear some plank called Ken on Tom Ross's show earlier who called Randy Lerner a 'publicity agent'?

Yeah that's one thing you can't deny about Randy, he really likes to hog the limelight doesn't he?

True, it's like having Peter Andre as chairman.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on April 12, 2014, 01:40:02 AM
I admit that I don't listen to WM very often, but have heard their phone in a couple of times this week.  The lead story seemed to be about the Villa, but on both occasions I heard absolutely nothing about the Blues on there and the perilous situation they are in.  Have they fallen out or something?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Goldie.7 on April 12, 2014, 02:23:23 AM
I admit that I don't listen to WM very often, but have heard their phone in a couple of times this week.  The lead story seemed to be about the Villa, but on both occasions I heard absolutely nothing about the Blues on there and the perilous situation they are in.  Have they fallen out or something?

No. They had quite a few callers last week but since Monday to Thursday it's been all Villa related, with the odd Eddie and Polly call.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: levico on April 12, 2014, 06:09:12 PM
Boy they will have a field day now as our decline continues and Baggies continue their slow but sure progress towards safety.

It's like watching those videos on Mucho Sucko where somebody gets killed to you just have to look through your fingers.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: bertlambshank on April 12, 2014, 06:19:30 PM
Boy they will have a field day now as our decline continues and Baggies continue their slow but sure progress towards safety.

It's like watching those videos on Mucho Sucko where somebody gets killed to you just have to look through your fingers.
Don't worry the have just started the ''72 hour Dogface promotion party''.
Bob brolly is bringing his banjo in.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villan For Life on May 03, 2014, 06:37:15 PM
Sir Graham was the expert summariser today, alongside Paul Franks.

I didn't hear the commentary but heard some of the post match phone-in. Franksy asked Sir Graham if he'd like to be involved with hypothetical new owners at Villa Park as a Director of Football. Whilst Sir Graham was guarded in his response, he said that he wouldn't say what he really thought about what's going on behind the scenes. He was hinting that all is not right and that the club is in a bigger mess than when he took over in 1987, relegation aside.

Sir Graham is Villa through and through. If he thinks the club needs an overhaul and fresh impetus then I listen to the opinion of a Villa man that I respect.

I'd love to see him back at Aston Villa.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Big Dick Edwards on May 04, 2014, 10:22:41 AM
Sir Graham was the expert summariser today, alongside Paul Franks.

I didn't hear the commentary but heard some of the post match phone-in. Franksy asked Sir Graham if he'd like to be involved with hypothetical new owners at Villa Park as a Director of Football. Whilst Sir Graham was guarded in his response, he said that he wouldn't say what he really thought about what's going on behind the scenes. He was hinting that all is not right and that the club is in a bigger mess than when he took over in 1987, relegation aside.

Sir Graham is Villa through and through. If he thinks the club needs an overhaul and fresh impetus then I listen to the opinion of a Villa man that I respect.

I'd love to see him back at Aston Villa.


I'd have loved Sir Graham in this role years ago. Like you, I believe he has a great feeling for Villa despite his longer association with Watford. He's 70 this year though and I believe he's had health issues in recent months. It may not be the right time now.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on May 04, 2014, 04:12:06 PM
Sir Graham was the expert summariser today, alongside Paul Franks.

I didn't hear the commentary but heard some of the post match phone-in. Franksy asked Sir Graham if he'd like to be involved with hypothetical new owners at Villa Park as a Director of Football. Whilst Sir Graham was guarded in his response, he said that he wouldn't say what he really thought about what's going on behind the scenes. He was hinting that all is not right and that the club is in a bigger mess than when he took over in 1987, relegation aside.

Sir Graham is Villa through and through. If he thinks the club needs an overhaul and fresh impetus then I listen to the opinion of a Villa man that I respect.

I'd love to see him back at Aston Villa.


I'd have loved Sir Graham in this role years ago. Like you, I believe he has a great feeling for Villa despite his longer association with Watford. He's 70 this year though and I believe he's had health issues in recent months. It may not be the right time now.

I posted on another thread that for the first time he sounded old and, sacrilege though it is to say it, out of touch with modern football. Maybe that's because he's been ill and also had a spell in hospital following a recent fall but he didn't sound the Sir Graham of yore. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on May 04, 2014, 04:34:32 PM
He didn't really offer an insight into what is going on behind the scenes is how I heard it.  He did call himself a Villa fan though.  And was very respectful towards Small Heath's survival. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on May 04, 2014, 08:40:07 PM
Sir Graham was the expert summariser today, alongside Paul Franks.

I didn't hear the commentary but heard some of the post match phone-in. Franksy asked Sir Graham if he'd like to be involved with hypothetical new owners at Villa Park as a Director of Football. Whilst Sir Graham was guarded in his response, he said that he wouldn't say what he really thought about what's going on behind the scenes. He was hinting that all is not right and that the club is in a bigger mess than when he took over in 1987, relegation aside.

Sir Graham is Villa through and through. If he thinks the club needs an overhaul and fresh impetus then I listen to the opinion of a Villa man that I respect.

I'd love to see him back at Aston Villa.


I'd have loved Sir Graham in this role years ago. Like you, I believe he has a great feeling for Villa despite his longer association with Watford. He's 70 this year though and I believe he's had health issues in recent months. It may not be the right time now.

I posted on another thread that for the first time he sounded old and, sacrilege though it is to say it, out of touch with modern football. Maybe that's because he's been ill and also had a spell in hospital following a recent fall but he didn't sound the Sir Graham of yore. 

That's very sad to hear actually.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pooligan on May 07, 2014, 07:38:25 PM
Thank god there is Radio 5 and Talksport. For the umpteenth time this season i have sat down to listen to a  Villa game,only to discover they have selected Sandwell Albion ,Small Heath or the Dingles as the live games. Joke station !
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on May 07, 2014, 07:41:14 PM
Thank god there is Radio 5 and Talksport. For the umpteenth time this season i have sat down to listen to a  Villa game,only to discover they have selected Sandwell Albion ,Small Heath or the Dingles as the live games. Joke station !

Much as I'm loathe to defend them, the Stripey game is more important than ours.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Somniloquism on May 07, 2014, 08:24:22 PM
Thank god there is Radio 5 and Talksport. For the umpteenth time this season i have sat down to listen to a  Villa game,only to discover they have selected Sandwell Albion ,Small Heath or the Dingles as the live games. Joke station !

Much as I'm loathe to defend them, the Stripey game is more important than ours.

Some of our more doomy posters were posting a potential massive goal difference change that could still have got us relegated on Saturday Evening. A similar one would be needed to send Baggies down. So they are pretty much safe and so are we. So the only importance in their match would be if they were above us or not by the end of the night. So I suppose that would be a reason for WM to have them on.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on May 07, 2014, 10:44:09 PM
What WM's obsession with Speedway all about? I don think I've ever met anyone in my life that's into speedway yet turn on WM and they're invariably talking about it, even commentating on it as well.
It's absolute shit.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on May 07, 2014, 10:46:03 PM
What WM's obsession with Speedway all about? I don think I've ever met anyone in my life that's into speedway yet turn on WM and they're invariably talking about it, even commentating on it as well.
It's absolute shit.

It must also be the most pointless commentary sport ever invented. Talking about four blokes riding motorbikes in a circle four times; it's like nuns riding a bike, i.e. only really interesting if they fall off.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithesShin on May 07, 2014, 10:48:48 PM
I went to the speedway in Cradley once, sometime in the early 80s. I was bored shitless.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on May 07, 2014, 10:49:01 PM
What WM's obsession with Speedway all about? I don think I've ever met anyone in my life that's into speedway yet turn on WM and they're invariably talking about it, even commentating on it as well.
It's absolute shit.

It must also be the most pointless commentary sport ever invented. Talking about four blokes riding motorbikes in a circle four times; it's like nuns riding a bike, i.e. only really interesting if they fall off.

It's just dreadful. I'm sure it's just to please their yam yam listeners.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: bertlambshank on May 07, 2014, 10:49:12 PM
What WM's obsession with Speedway all about? I don think I've ever met anyone in my life that's into speedway yet turn on WM and they're invariably talking about it, even commentating on it as well.
It's absolute shit.

It must also be the most pointless commentary sport ever invented. Talking about four blokes riding motorbikes in a circle four times; it's like nuns riding a bike, i.e. only really interesting if they fall off.
I give you Talksport doing darts.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on May 07, 2014, 10:49:46 PM
What WM's obsession with Speedway all about? I don think I've ever met anyone in my life that's into speedway yet turn on WM and they're invariably talking about it, even commentating on it as well.
It's absolute shit.

It must also be the most pointless commentary sport ever invented. Talking about four blokes riding motorbikes in a circle four times; it's like nuns riding a bike, i.e. only really interesting if they fall off.

I have a similar thing about regional BBC news and agricultural news.

They cover an area almost entirely urban, but look how often boring stories about farming appear high up the bill on the local news.

Like anyone around here gives a fuck about, err, cows and shit.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on May 07, 2014, 10:50:15 PM
What WM's obsession with Speedway all about? I don think I've ever met anyone in my life that's into speedway yet turn on WM and they're invariably talking about it, even commentating on it as well.
It's absolute shit.

It must also be the most pointless commentary sport ever invented. Talking about four blokes riding motorbikes in a circle four times; it's like nuns riding a bike, i.e. only really interesting if they fall off.

It's just dreadful. I'm sure it's just to please their yam yam listeners.

I used to know someone who went on a coach to Poland for the world speedway championships, but he was from Brierly Hill.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on May 07, 2014, 10:51:01 PM
What WM's obsession with Speedway all about? I don think I've ever met anyone in my life that's into speedway yet turn on WM and they're invariably talking about it, even commentating on it as well.
It's absolute shit.

It must also be the most pointless commentary sport ever invented. Talking about four blokes riding motorbikes in a circle four times; it's like nuns riding a bike, i.e. only really interesting if they fall off.

Speedway's quite competitive - until they get to the first bend on the first lap. They then process in that order for 3 and a bit laps.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on May 07, 2014, 10:57:04 PM
What WM's obsession with Speedway all about? I don think I've ever met anyone in my life that's into speedway yet turn on WM and they're invariably talking about it, even commentating on it as well.
It's absolute shit.

It must also be the most pointless commentary sport ever invented. Talking about four blokes riding motorbikes in a circle four times; it's like nuns riding a bike, i.e. only really interesting if they fall off.

Speedway's quite competitive - until they get to the first bend on the first lap. They then process in that order for 3 and a bit laps.

They ought to run out and put a fence up while the riders are down the other end.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Des Little on May 07, 2014, 10:58:36 PM
What WM's obsession with Speedway all about? I don think I've ever met anyone in my life that's into speedway yet turn on WM and they're invariably talking about it, even commentating on it as well.
It's absolute shit.

It must also be the most pointless commentary sport ever invented. Talking about four blokes riding motorbikes in a circle four times; it's like nuns riding a bike, i.e. only really interesting if they fall off.

It's just dreadful. I'm sure it's just to please their yam yam listeners.

I used to know someone who went on a coach to Poland for the world speedway championships, but he was from Brierly Hill.

Says it all.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: greenwichvilla on May 07, 2014, 11:50:32 PM
What WM's obsession with Speedway all about? I don think I've ever met anyone in my life that's into speedway yet turn on WM and they're invariably talking about it, even commentating on it as well.
It's absolute shit.

It must also be the most pointless commentary sport ever invented. Talking about four blokes riding motorbikes in a circle four times; it's like nuns riding a bike, i.e. only really interesting if they fall off.

It's just dreadful. I'm sure it's just to please their yam yam listeners.

I used to know someone who went on a coach to Poland for the world speedway championships, but he was from Brierly Hill.

Says it all.

Is there any correlation between this happening and the use of the phrase "used to know"?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Leighton on May 07, 2014, 11:58:55 PM
The only good thing about speedway is that it provides me with a good put-down whenever I have the misfortune to meet a dingle.

"Who do you support then?"

"The Wolves ay we"

"The speedway team? Thought you said you were a football fan"

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villa in Denmark on May 08, 2014, 12:06:08 AM
What WM's obsession with Speedway all about? I don think I've ever met anyone in my life that's into speedway yet turn on WM and they're invariably talking about it, even commentating on it as well.
It's absolute shit.

It must also be the most pointless commentary sport ever invented. Talking about four blokes riding motorbikes in a circle four times; it's like nuns riding a bike, i.e. only really interesting if they fall off.

It's just dreadful. I'm sure it's just to please their yam yam listeners.

I used to know someone who went on a coach to Poland for the world speedway championships, but he was from Brierly Hill.

When I started lest Danish at the Brasshouse Language School, there was a woman who was learning Danish so she could speak Danish to whichever rider at whichever team it was.
Completely ignoring the fact that he'd been over in the UK for 2 or 3 years and could probably speak better English than the majority of the fans before he moved.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Somniloquism on May 08, 2014, 08:50:41 AM
I go past Perry Barr dog track on the way home. On Wednesday during the spring summer, they have the Brummies there. The queue to go in reminds me of outside the away end when the Blues come to town. There are 70 yo men dressed head to toe in the Brummie colours.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on May 08, 2014, 08:55:28 AM
The queue to go in reminds me of outside the away end when the Blues come to town. There are 70 yo men dressed head to toe in the Brummie colours.

Do they all turn up in 40 plus coaches too?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: CJ on May 08, 2014, 09:45:17 AM
What WM's obsession with Speedway all about? I don think I've ever met anyone in my life that's into speedway yet turn on WM and they're invariably talking about it, even commentating on it as well.
It's absolute shit.

It must also be the most pointless commentary sport ever invented. Talking about four blokes riding motorbikes in a circle four times; it's like nuns riding a bike, i.e. only really interesting if they fall off.

Speedway's quite competitive - until they get to the first bend on the first lap. They then process in that order for 3 and a bit laps.

Like Formula 1 but with fewer laps?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 16, 2014, 06:29:08 PM
And the new season starts how the old one ended. Within thirty seconds of talking about the match CallmeFranksy was onto "but why didn't Lambert pick Hutton last season?" First Villa caller was met with "Yes but what if Vlaar goes?"

My good lady wife chipped in "He sounds disappointed."
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on August 16, 2014, 06:53:14 PM
And the new season starts how the old one ended. Within thirty seconds of talking about the match CallmeFranksy was onto "but why didn't Lambert pick Hutton last season?" First Villa caller was met with "Yes but what if Vlaar goes?"

My good lady wife chipped in "He sounds disappointed."

You beat me to it. I was going to post the exact same thing. Last year all he wanted to talk about was Villa selling Benteke. Now it's Vlaar. Or as he pronounces it, "Verrrlar".
Oh and if he calls Paul Lambert "Lambo" again I swear I'll kill him.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villan For Life on August 16, 2014, 06:55:48 PM
And the new season starts how the old one ended. Within thirty seconds of talking about the match CallmeFranksy was onto "but why didn't Lambert pick Hutton last season?" First Villa caller was met with "Yes but what if Vlaar goes?"

My good lady wife chipped in "He sounds disappointed."

Glad I missed it then. I generally listen to the WM phone in, but as TMS was on until 6.30 I listened to that. No doubt I'll be posting about their anti-Villa bias within a fortnight.

They really are the BBC version of Talkshite.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 16, 2014, 06:57:45 PM
They have to be gutted on that station that we won today. Probably made them throw out all of their planned programming notes which were based on having hammer Villa for a defeat.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on August 16, 2014, 07:00:47 PM
And the new season starts how the old one ended. Within thirty seconds of talking about the match CallmeFranksy was onto "but why didn't Lambert pick Hutton last season?" First Villa caller was met with "Yes but what if Vlaar goes?"

My good lady wife chipped in "He sounds disappointed."

Glad I missed it then. I generally listen to the WM phone in, but as TMS was on until 6.30 I listened to that. No doubt I'll be posting about their anti-Villa bias within a fortnight.

They really are the BBC version of Talkshite.

I listened to a bit of the commentary in the first half and he was pretty negative on that as well.  Kept calling Brad "Gujan" for some reason as well.   
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 16, 2014, 07:03:47 PM
We won, Stripeys didn't, Wolves lost. No wonder they're upset.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 16, 2014, 07:17:33 PM
I wonder if there is another BBC region where their local radio station is so disparaging, malevolent and unsupporting of the largest local football team?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on August 16, 2014, 07:25:09 PM
I wonder if there is another BBC region where their local radio station is so disparaging, malevolent and unsupporting of the largest local football team?

It wouldn't be so bad if the only other real alternative wasn't 1152 Blues AM either!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pooligan on August 16, 2014, 07:40:18 PM
Villa winning and their beloved Dingles losing made it a awful day for them. Listening to the after match reports i actually had to look to make sure the Dingles had lost ,as it sounded like they had won
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on August 16, 2014, 07:54:06 PM
Villa winning and their beloved Dingles losing made it a awful day for them. Listening to the after match reports i actually had to look to make sure the Dingles had lost ,as it sounded like they had won

You can never beat Wolves, only score more goals than them.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on August 16, 2014, 07:56:23 PM
I wonder if there is another BBC region where their local radio station is so disparaging, malevolent and unsupporting of the largest local football team?

It wouldn't be so bad if the only other real alternative wasn't 1152 Blues AM either!

Bit unfair that. Tom Ross is a nose but treats all the local teams equally.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Tony Erdington on August 16, 2014, 08:01:00 PM
utter wankers, I don't understand how we are by far the biggest team in the area, but the radio stations don't appeal to the majority of listeners, oh btw im not anti wolves, but ffs these minorities have infiltrated the media to make them significant.

fuck it WE ARE VILLA
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Tony Erdington on August 16, 2014, 08:04:55 PM
I wonder if there is another BBC region where their local radio station is so disparaging, malevolent and unsupporting of the largest local football team?

It wouldn't be so bad if the only other real alternative wasn't 1152 Blues AM either!

TOSS ROSS HATES US, he's just a twat. I aint got a clue who owns these stations, but proof of minorities infiltrating mass media. oh btw ross is a anti villa kunt
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Pete3206 on August 16, 2014, 08:19:37 PM
I disagree on Tom Ross. He seems like a decent sort to me.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on August 16, 2014, 08:36:30 PM
I wonder if there is another BBC region where their local radio station is so disparaging, malevolent and unsupporting of the largest local football team?

It wouldn't be so bad if the only other real alternative wasn't 1152 Blues AM either!

Bit unfair that. Tom Ross is a nose but treats all the local teams equally.

Yeah it was a bit of dig, but I do get the impression that certainly over the last few seasons it's become increasingly Blues first and foremost then the other clubs are a bit of an after thought. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 16, 2014, 08:37:46 PM
Whatever Tom Ross might be, he puts his cards on the table and you can judge him for what you know he is. Personally I think he does his job as objectively as he can.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on August 16, 2014, 08:49:33 PM
Whatever Tom Ross might be, he puts his cards on the table and you can judge him for what you know he is. Personally I think he does his job as objectively as he can.

That's fair enough Dave and although I'm not the biggest fan of his match commentary, he's always been good fronting the show and having been to few things he's hosted, he comes across as a decent bloke.  I don't whether he's been allowed more access at Blues than Villa over the past few seasons, but the impression I have got over the last few years in particular is that he seems a lot more interested and involved at what is going on at Blues, which is only natural I suppose.  I guess the fact that they can't do live commentary on certain Premier League games probably means that Blues games feature more.     
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: silhillvilla on August 16, 2014, 08:55:29 PM
I disagree on Tom Ross. He seems like a decent sort to me.
I met him after the game at st Mary's in December and he was ecstatic with the villa win and having a great time with Tayls and Rob Bishop. He's a nose but he's ok.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: steffo on August 16, 2014, 08:58:24 PM
He did a live commentary last season on a game at the same time R5 were live.

Whilst flicking from station to station - Tom is very very poor.
 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on August 16, 2014, 09:07:03 PM
He did a live commentary last season on a game at the same time R5 were live.

Whilst flicking from station to station - Tom is very very poor.

Yeah, I don't know how he landed that gig really.  Growing up, it always used to be a commentator (I remember Ian Crocker - the guy who is on SKY now) with Tom doing the hosting and summarising job.  Don't know if the commentary was something he wanted to do or was asked to do, but without wanting to sound unkind, he's not great in that role.   
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: silhillvilla on August 16, 2014, 09:16:19 PM
Tom Ross is more a radio show host / anchor, never a commentator really.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 16, 2014, 09:18:03 PM
Tom Ross is more a radio show host / anchor.

I'd say Paul Franks is something similar.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: damon loves JT on August 16, 2014, 09:19:42 PM
'Paul Franks, radio anchor'
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: N'ZMAV on August 16, 2014, 09:20:17 PM
ships anchor.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: curlytailavfc on August 16, 2014, 09:32:06 PM
total ships
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Matt Collins on August 16, 2014, 11:48:19 PM
I listened to Tom Ross (w Ian Taylor) for the first time in years and years this week. It was awful, it hasn't moved on since the nineties. They couldn't remember the names of half our signings and just rambled on with a load of nonsense
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 17, 2014, 12:14:21 AM
The thing is as someone has already pointed out the alternatives are relatively poor although I do like Tom. 

I find myself listening to the van gaal wankfest on the way home from holiday today on five live and I was almost thankful of getting as far as Worcester on the m5 to hear that wm twat commentating.

Listening by default I'd say.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on August 17, 2014, 09:01:41 AM
606 (Radio MUFC) last night was hilarious.  Worth avoiding WM for any day.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: London Villan on August 17, 2014, 10:44:15 AM
He did a live commentary last season on a game at the same time R5 were live.

Whilst flicking from station to station - Tom is very very poor.

Yeah, I don't know how he landed that gig really.  Growing up, it always used to be a commentator (I remember Ian Crocker - the guy who is on SKY now) with Tom doing the hosting and summarising job.  Don't know if the commentary was something he wanted to do or was asked to do, but without wanting to sound unkind, he's not great in that role.   

Slashed budgets... BRMB/Free can't afford a commentator so Tom Ross if forced to do it. To be fair he must put in the hours over the week...
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 17, 2014, 06:05:12 PM
WM was on again in the car at lunchtime.  Has anyone ever heard that treasure hunt type programme with wilford.  Basically they get clues read by a poor darth Vader impersonator and have to fathom where the radio car needs to head to to get to the secret location.  It's quite hilarious listening if only for the fact that ten minutes from the end of the programme they realise they are in Smethwick and should actually have been at Sutton Park.  And also for the dimwits phoning in suggesting place names from the clues that have absolutely no link to said clues whatsoever.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on August 17, 2014, 06:19:13 PM
WM was on again in the car at lunchtime.  Has anyone ever heard that treasure hunt type programme with wilford.  Basically they get clues read by a poor darth Vader impersonator and have to fathom where the radio car needs to head to to get to the secret location.  It's quite hilarious listening if only for the fact that ten minutes from the end of the programme they realise they are in Smethwick and should actually have been at Sutton Park.  And also for the dimwits phoning in suggesting place names from the clues that have absolutely no link to said clues whatsoever.

I must listen to that, it sounds abosultey dreadful and very funny. Bring back Les Ross's Round the Phone Call's, that's what i say.

'Your sister is in Melbourne, Australia is'nt she Doreen'

'That's right Les'

'And you've not heard from hear for how long?'

'She rang me two wicks ago Les'
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 17, 2014, 06:26:29 PM
The best bit about Les Ross's calls were when he returned to WM and started doing than again after about twenty years, during which time the internet was invented and the price of international dialling was slashed.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: villan from luton on August 17, 2014, 06:48:52 PM
Give me BRMB and Tony Butler with his shite mat and George Gavin in tow
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: mr underhill on August 17, 2014, 07:20:29 PM
I second that emotion
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Lizz on August 17, 2014, 10:50:33 PM
The best bit about Les Ross's calls were when he returned to WM and started doing than again after about twenty years, during which time the internet was invented and the price of international dialling was slashed.

No idea who he was, but I used to like the Caledonian Comment caller.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on August 17, 2014, 11:22:52 PM
He did a live commentary last season on a game at the same time R5 were live.

Whilst flicking from station to station - Tom is very very poor.

Yeah, I don't know how he landed that gig really.  Growing up, it always used to be a commentator (I remember Ian Crocker - the guy who is on SKY now) with Tom doing the hosting and summarising job.  Don't know if the commentary was something he wanted to do or was asked to do, but without wanting to sound unkind, he's not great in that role.   

Slashed budgets... BRMB/Free can't afford a commentator so Tom Ross if forced to do it. To be fair he must put in the hours over the week...

That's fair enough then.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 17, 2014, 11:25:36 PM
The best bit about Les Ross's calls were when he returned to WM and started doing than again after about twenty years, during which time the internet was invented and the price of international dialling was slashed.

No idea who he was, but I used to like the Caledonian Comment caller.

Who is the boss.......it's Les Ross.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on August 18, 2014, 12:26:09 AM
I'm so intolerant and have anger issues that i can't listen to any football phone in shows. Atleast i don't have to hear you lot. I record Soccer Saturday (12-3, i catch up in time for party time) just so i can fast forward Phil Thompson. Sad indictment of my intolerant character i know but i can't listen to the shite that comes out of the nose with a body.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on August 18, 2014, 07:30:33 AM
Talking of Les Ross. Some of the best in depth interviewing. Ever.


Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 01, 2014, 10:29:21 AM
We had Mark Reego Regan yesterday. Post-match he talked about Tuesday night as much as beating Hull, confidently predicted we wouldn't finish top half and let someone opine at length about how Lambert was dreadful for taking off Gabby.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on September 01, 2014, 10:35:37 AM
I don't listen to it anymore, it's horrible.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: itbrvilla on September 01, 2014, 10:46:31 AM
Talking of Les Ross. Some of the best in depth interviewing. Ever.



What a bellend.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: peter w on September 01, 2014, 10:53:48 AM
Christ. How old is that interview? That is quite shameful.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 01, 2014, 11:01:09 AM
I do have a bit of sympathy with less on that one. He's from the seventies school of wacky, zany presenters and Hardeep has the image of being a bit of an eejit so Les was bound to do it light-heartedly. He should have had the ability by now to turn it round once he saw which way it was going but it wasn't really his fault when Hardeep decided he wanted to be taken seriously.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: peter w on September 01, 2014, 11:10:52 AM
But that's the problem. Anyone who has to ask questions for living should be able to get a feel for the tone of an interview and interviewee. if the other bloke isn't up for it you'll feel it in the first question or two. If not by body language then by the tone of his voice and how he responds to the questions. and not doing research never sits well.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on September 01, 2014, 11:17:23 AM
I do have a bit of sympathy with less on that one. He's from the seventies school of wacky, zany presenters and Hardeep has the image of being a bit of an eejit so Les was bound to do it light-heartedly. He should have had the ability by now to turn it round once he saw which way it was going but it wasn't really his fault when Hardeep decided he wanted to be taken seriously.

That Hardeep bloke is a prat. Fair play to Ross for not giving two hoots about him.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on September 01, 2014, 12:11:09 PM
I do have a bit of sympathy with less on that one. He's from the seventies school of wacky, zany presenters and Hardeep has the image of being a bit of an eejit so Les was bound to do it light-heartedly. He should have had the ability by now to turn it round once he saw which way it was going but it wasn't really his fault when Hardeep decided he wanted to be taken seriously.

That Hardeep bloke is a prat. Fair play to Ross for not giving two hoots about him.

Sanjeev is the funny one in that family.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Nev on September 01, 2014, 12:32:04 PM
Les Ross was never one for interviews anyway. Talking to Millie on Ring and Sing was more his thing (older members of our community will understand this).

I was out and about for the first part of yesterdays game, Rob Gurney was on WM, sounding like a Coventry fan would at Villa Park.

Free 80's was bizarre, they obviously don't have the rights for full coverage so did updates in between Bon Jovi, Mr Mister and Owen Paul. It sounded very odd.

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on September 01, 2014, 12:35:45 PM
Les Ross was never one for interviews anyway. Talking to Millie on Ring and Sing was more his thing (older members of our community will understand this).

I was out and about for the first part of yesterdays game, Rob Gurney was on WM, sounding like a Coventry fan would at Villa Park.

Free 80's was bizarre, they obviously don't have the rights for full coverage so did updates in between Bon Jovi, Mr Mister and Owen Paul. It sounded very odd.



In fairness to Free Radio, unlike the BBC they don't have the taxpayers money to buy the rights to commentaries which i presume are extremely expensive.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 01, 2014, 12:37:14 PM
Les Ross was never one for interviews anyway. Talking to Millie on Ring and Sing was more his thing (older members of our community will understand this).

I was out and about for the first part of yesterdays game, Rob Gurney was on WM, sounding like a Coventry fan would at Villa Park.

Free 80's was bizarre, they obviously don't have the rights for full coverage so did updates in between Bon Jovi, Mr Mister and Owen Paul. It sounded very odd.



In fairness to Free Radio, unlike the BBC they don't have the taxpayers money to buy the rights to commentaries which i presume are extremely expensive.

They've got a lot more money than BBC local radio have.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on September 01, 2014, 12:40:17 PM
Les Ross was never one for interviews anyway. Talking to Millie on Ring and Sing was more his thing (older members of our community will understand this).

I was out and about for the first part of yesterdays game, Rob Gurney was on WM, sounding like a Coventry fan would at Villa Park.

Free 80's was bizarre, they obviously don't have the rights for full coverage so did updates in between Bon Jovi, Mr Mister and Owen Paul. It sounded very odd.



In fairness to Free Radio, unlike the BBC they don't have the taxpayers money to buy the rights to commentaries which i presume are extremely expensive.

They've got a lot more money than BBC local radio have.

Really? Mind you, there's advertising on there I suppose. Tom is getting a lot of stick off other supporters for his lack of commentaries. I think you can guess which ones.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: London Villan on September 01, 2014, 10:17:54 PM
No chance, a commercial station is run on a shoestring compared to a bbc station. Just look at their sports team and coverage of cricket, speedway let alone the football. TR for all his faults does a pretty good job, he is free's sport dept.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on September 01, 2014, 11:27:47 PM
BBC local radio closes down at 7pm unless there's a football match on. They're skint.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 01, 2014, 11:31:38 PM
No chance, a commercial station is run on a shoestring compared to a bbc station. Just look at their sports team and coverage of cricket, speedway let alone the football. TR for all his faults does a pretty good job, he is free's sport dept.

Look at the staff elsewhere. Commercial radio is based around Monday-Friday; weekends are the BBC's big time.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on September 01, 2014, 11:35:17 PM
No chance, a commercial station is run on a shoestring compared to a bbc station. Just look at their sports team and coverage of cricket, speedway let alone the football. TR for all his faults does a pretty good job, he is free's sport dept.

I think it's the other way around to be honest. BBC WM is a shoestring operation. Just look at some of the utter fucking idiots they have to employ for starters. Who'd pay proper money for the likes of them?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on September 01, 2014, 11:38:47 PM
No chance, a commercial station is run on a shoestring compared to a bbc station. Just look at their sports team and coverage of cricket, speedway let alone the football. TR for all his faults does a pretty good job, he is free's sport dept.

I think it's the other way around to be honest. BBC WM is a shoestring operation. Just look at some of the utter fucking idiots they have to employ for starters. Who'd pay proper money for the likes of them?

They have some bellend scouser on from 1pm talking shit all afternoon, usually about cars (he's an ex car salesman). It's so second rate it's untrue.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on September 01, 2014, 11:46:12 PM
No chance, a commercial station is run on a shoestring compared to a bbc station. Just look at their sports team and coverage of cricket, speedway let alone the football. TR for all his faults does a pretty good job, he is free's sport dept.

I think it's the other way around to be honest. BBC WM is a shoestring operation. Just look at some of the utter fucking idiots they have to employ for starters. Who'd pay proper money for the likes of them?

They have some bellend scouser on from 1pm talking shit all afternoon, usually about cars (he's an ex car salesman). It's so second rate it's untrue.

Haven't listened to WM for an extended period for a while, but is "roving reporter" Richie Anderson still employed on matchdays? 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on September 01, 2014, 11:47:14 PM
No chance, a commercial station is run on a shoestring compared to a bbc station. Just look at their sports team and coverage of cricket, speedway let alone the football. TR for all his faults does a pretty good job, he is free's sport dept.

I think it's the other way around to be honest. BBC WM is a shoestring operation. Just look at some of the utter fucking idiots they have to employ for starters. Who'd pay proper money for the likes of them?

They have some bellend scouser on from 1pm talking shit all afternoon, usually about cars (he's an ex car salesman). It's so second rate it's untrue.

Haven't listened to WM for an extended period for a while, but is "roving reporter" Richie Anderson still employed on matchdays? 

Is he the yam yam who sounds like a YTS trainee?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on September 01, 2014, 11:51:34 PM
No chance, a commercial station is run on a shoestring compared to a bbc station. Just look at their sports team and coverage of cricket, speedway let alone the football. TR for all his faults does a pretty good job, he is free's sport dept.

I think it's the other way around to be honest. BBC WM is a shoestring operation. Just look at some of the utter fucking idiots they have to employ for starters. Who'd pay proper money for the likes of them?

They have some bellend scouser on from 1pm talking shit all afternoon, usually about cars (he's an ex car salesman). It's so second rate it's untrue.

Haven't listened to WM for an extended period for a while, but is "roving reporter" Richie Anderson still employed on matchdays? 

Is he the yam yam who sounds like a YTS trainee?

Yeah that's him.  He used to be outside the grounds on match days interviewing fans and answering the questions he was asking for them.  "Where's the problem with the team lads?  It's the midfield isn't it?".   
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on September 02, 2014, 12:21:15 AM
The last few posts have really made me laugh.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on September 02, 2014, 06:39:02 PM
Les Ross was never one for interviews anyway. Talking to Millie on Ring and Sing was more his thing (older members of our community will understand this).

I was out and about for the first part of yesterdays game, Rob Gurney was on WM, sounding like a Coventry fan would at Villa Park.

Free 80's was bizarre, they obviously don't have the rights for full coverage so did updates in between Bon Jovi, Mr Mister and Owen Paul. It sounded very odd.



In fairness to Free Radio, unlike the BBC they don't have the taxpayers money to buy the rights to commentaries which i presume are extremely expensive.

When I first started seeing my now wife she had only ever been to one music gig. And that was Owen Paul. Now that is odd.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Grande Pablo on September 02, 2014, 09:39:57 PM
No chance, a commercial station is run on a shoestring compared to a bbc station. Just look at their sports team and coverage of cricket, speedway let alone the football. TR for all his faults does a pretty good job, he is free's sport dept.



I think it's the other way around to be honest. BBC WM is a shoestring operation. Just look at some of the utter fucking idiots they have to employ for starters. Who'd pay proper money for the likes of them?

They have some bellend scouser on from 1pm talking shit all afternoon, usually about cars (he's an ex car salesman). It's so second rate it's untrue.


Sadly said Bellend Scouser has been 'promoted' to take over Adrian Goldberg's show - a decent presenter, whilst an Indian couple from London who made their name on a reality TV how get the afternoon show.

A local station for local people.  Half the time some of these presenters can't even pronounce place names correctly.

http://radiotoday.co.uk/2014/08/new-weekday-afternoon-shows-for-bbc-wm/
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on September 02, 2014, 11:56:48 PM
I'd just like to say, I have always found Adrian Goldberg to be an absolute cock.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on September 03, 2014, 08:46:56 AM
Richie Anderson joined us on our coach once for an away game for WM and got all our predictions before we set off. He's a pinstripeyfilth fan but besides that, a nice enough chap.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on September 03, 2014, 08:48:15 AM
The WM sports bulletin this morning at about 7.30 literally did not even mention that we had signed Tom Cleverley. The main headline was that Jeremy Peace was pleased that the pinstripeyfilth had not left their transfer dealings until the last minute this window unlike last year.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on September 03, 2014, 09:38:02 AM
The WM sports bulletin this morning at about 7.30 literally did not even mention that we had signed Tom Cleverley. The main headline was that Jeremy Peace was pleased that the pinstripeyfilth had not left their transfer dealings until the last minute this window unlike last year.

Flicking through the stations on the way home from work last night, I caught some bloke talking about them on the WM phone saying "some people are talking about Pulis.  We'm Albion. Everyone knows we play proper football".  Talk about delusional.     
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on September 03, 2014, 10:34:23 AM
The WM sports bulletin this morning at about 7.30 literally did not even mention that we had signed Tom Cleverley. The main headline was that Jeremy Peace was pleased that the pinstripeyfilth had not left their transfer dealings until the last minute this window unlike last year.

Flicking through the stations on the way home from work last night, I caught some bloke talking about them on the WM phone saying "some people are talking about Pulis.  We'm Albion. Everyone knows we play proper football".  Talk about delusional.     

So 3 games into the season the loyal best fans in the West Midlands are already calling phone ins talking about replacing their manager.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Phil from the upper holte on September 03, 2014, 10:42:21 AM
I never defend the Albion but most did not want the manager in the first place
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on September 03, 2014, 11:05:29 AM
I never defend the Albion but most did not want the manager in the first place

True, but even so, it seems a bit sad that they only give him three games to prove himself.

Look at how little we wanted McLeish, and he got months.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on September 03, 2014, 11:12:57 AM
I think everyone thought it was an odd appointment, not just their fans. Judging by how long they gave Mel P, he wont be there very long if they don't improve.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villan For Life on September 03, 2014, 11:30:36 AM
I'd just like to say, I have always found Adrian Goldberg to be an absolute cock.

He was a couple of years above me at school. He was a cock then and is a cock now.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on September 03, 2014, 12:43:46 PM
I never defend the Albion but most did not want the manager in the first place

It was more the "we'm Albion" comment that got me.  They really do have such an over inflated opinion of themselves. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on September 03, 2014, 03:46:53 PM
'We'm Albion.'  Pricks.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Nev on September 03, 2014, 03:56:57 PM
I'd just like to say, I have always found Adrian Goldberg to be an absolute cock.

An excellent journalist, although I did write some stuff for his website a few years ago so I am somewhat biased.

However, as far as football is concerned, apart from his support for Sandwell, he retains a soft spot for Small Heath and as such plenty of disdain for Aston Villa, so from that point of view he is, indeed, a cock as you say.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Lee on September 03, 2014, 04:57:32 PM
Richie Anderson joined us on our coach once for an away game for WM and got all our predictions before we set off. He's a pinstripeyfilth fan but besides that, a nice enough chap.

.. look at his tweets. Constantly on about us rather than that tinpot outfit from Handsworth.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Lee on September 03, 2014, 05:01:19 PM
Richie Anderson joined us on our coach once for an away game for WM and got all our predictions before we set off. He's a pinstripeyfilth fan but besides that, a nice enough chap.

If that's the BC coach (which I think it is), it's a good job he never showed his cards. He might have been straight out the Emergency exit.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: AGRIPPA on September 03, 2014, 06:42:16 PM
Does Ish ever pop on WM nowadays....????
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on September 03, 2014, 06:45:39 PM
Richie Anderson joined us on our coach once for an away game for WM and got all our predictions before we set off. He's a pinstripeyfilth fan but besides that, a nice enough chap.

If that's the BC coach (which I think it is), it's a good job he never showed his cards. He might have been straight out the Emergency exit.

Yes, it was and no he didn't (at least i don't think he did anyway).
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 03, 2014, 08:35:29 PM
How did WM and Franksey view the transfer window?

Was it "crisis club Villa panic buy 6 players" and "forward thinking WBA complete 10 transfer coups" Am I along the right lines?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 08, 2014, 11:03:33 AM
I do have a bit of sympathy with less on that one. He's from the seventies school of wacky, zany presenters and Hardeep has the image of being a bit of an eejit so Les was bound to do it light-heartedly. He should have had the ability by now to turn it round once he saw which way it was going but it wasn't really his fault when Hardeep decided he wanted to be taken seriously.

That Hardeep bloke is a prat. Fair play to Ross for not giving two hoots about him.

How does he come across in this?

http://thebirminghampress.com/2014/09/fool-for-your-lovin/
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on September 08, 2014, 11:12:48 AM
I've got to be honest, i've never heard of him.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on September 08, 2014, 11:16:42 AM
The picture of him at the top was clearly taken at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Opposite the log flume.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on September 08, 2014, 02:45:33 PM
I do have a bit of sympathy with less on that one. He's from the seventies school of wacky, zany presenters and Hardeep has the image of being a bit of an eejit so Les was bound to do it light-heartedly. He should have had the ability by now to turn it round once he saw which way it was going but it wasn't really his fault when Hardeep decided he wanted to be taken seriously.

That Hardeep bloke is a prat. Fair play to Ross for not giving two hoots about him.

How does he come across in this?

http://thebirminghampress.com/2014/09/fool-for-your-lovin/

I cannot stand the bloke, but that's not difficult from me. I don't find him remotely funny, different humours and all that, but is he being serious?:

'The thing is that there’s a lot of shit telly now, whereas when I was on it seemed to be more meaningful.'

I obviously have an agenda, a bias, so i think 'what a cock', but if it's tongue in cheek then it's not so bad. He's right there is a lot of shit on telly, especially when he pops up on it.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: AV82EC on September 09, 2014, 08:45:40 AM
I do have a bit of sympathy with less on that one. He's from the seventies school of wacky, zany presenters and Hardeep has the image of being a bit of an eejit so Les was bound to do it light-heartedly. He should have had the ability by now to turn it round once he saw which way it was going but it wasn't really his fault when Hardeep decided he wanted to be taken seriously.

That Hardeep bloke is a prat. Fair play to Ross for not giving two hoots about him.

How does he come across in this?

http://thebirminghampress.com/2014/09/fool-for-your-lovin/

I cannot stand the bloke, but that's not difficult from me. I don't find him remotely funny, different humours and all that, but is he being serious?:

'The thing is that there’s a lot of shit telly now, whereas when I was on it seemed to be more meaningful.'

I obviously have an agenda, a bias, so i think 'what a cock', but if it's tongue in cheek then it's not so bad. He's right there is a lot of shit on telly, especially when he pops up on it.

He did a studio interview when the Commonwealth Games was on in Glasgow and was doing one of those over the top man of the people I really understand the soul and meaning of the place like a right pretentious arsehole until the presenter asked him where he lived and he said Edinburgh. The lack of shame in his reply made me guffaw with laughter and just made him look a complete dick.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on September 09, 2014, 08:49:24 AM
As I said his brother @govindajeggy is a much nicer and funnier human being.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 09, 2014, 09:30:14 AM
It was an odd one. He came across in parts okay, defensive, prickly and patronising. I got the overall impression that if you met him and talked you'd find him decent enough but he'd get arsey if you disagreed with him.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Olneythelonely on September 09, 2014, 09:32:38 AM
Why does he have such a high opinion of himself? Who is he?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on September 09, 2014, 09:35:39 AM
Show some respect Olney. Dave is an editor, moderator, author and journalist. ;)
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Olneythelonely on September 09, 2014, 09:37:54 AM
Show some respect Olney. Dave is an editor, moderator, author and journalist. ;)

Ha.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on September 09, 2014, 11:54:13 PM
It was an odd one. He came across in parts okay, defensive, prickly and patronising. I got the overall impression that if you met him and talked you'd find him decent enough but he'd get arsey if you disagreed with him.

That's kind of what i was expecting.

Who have you interviewed and disliked the most? Or shall we say the most 'prickly'?

I'm always intrigued by this sort of thing. I never take anyone's opinion of a fellow showbiz counterpart but rather the not so famous. I don't like Bruce Forsyth, and apparently he is a dick, same person said Ronnie Corbett is a dick. Shirley Bassey was a right bitch to an old chef pal. And for those with kiddies ... Mr Tumble. The face you want to smack, is a massive prick. I know someone who works in a special needs school and he was a bellend diva apparently. Obviously could have been off days etc, but that's boring. I'll stick with my rhetoric.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 10, 2014, 12:00:18 AM
It was an odd one. He came across in parts okay, defensive, prickly and patronising. I got the overall impression that if you met him and talked you'd find him decent enough but he'd get arsey if you disagreed with him.

That's kind of what i was expecting.

Who have you interviewed and disliked the most? Or shall we say the most 'prickly'?

I'm always intrigued by this sort of thing. I never take anyone's opinion of a fellow showbiz counterpart but rather the not so famous. I don't like Bruce Forsyth, and apparently he is a dick, same person said Ronnie Corbett is a dick. Shirley Bassey was a right bitch to an old chef pal. And for those with kiddies ... Mr Tumble. The face you want to smack, is a massive prick. I know someone who works in a special needs school and he was a bellend diva apparently. Obviously could have been off days etc, but that's boring. I'll stick with my rhetoric.

I've never interviewed anyone who I instantly disliked. If they're good enough to take the time to talk I'm grateful for that. There's been two or three spectacularly great ones, though. Ian Lavender, who I was in awe of as I love Dad's Army, Michaela Strachan who is beyond lovely and surprisingly Jasper Carrott, who I thought would run through a perfunctory plug the tour few minutes but turned out to be a very nice, intelligent bloke who ended up chatting for ages about mutual acquaintances, football, the outside perception of Birmingham and just about everything. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on September 10, 2014, 08:45:25 AM
It was an odd one. He came across in parts okay, defensive, prickly and patronising. I got the overall impression that if you met him and talked you'd find him decent enough but he'd get arsey if you disagreed with him.

That's kind of what i was expecting.

Who have you interviewed and disliked the most? Or shall we say the most 'prickly'?

I'm always intrigued by this sort of thing. I never take anyone's opinion of a fellow showbiz counterpart but rather the not so famous. I don't like Bruce Forsyth, and apparently he is a dick, same person said Ronnie Corbett is a dick. Shirley Bassey was a right bitch to an old chef pal. And for those with kiddies ... Mr Tumble. The face you want to smack, is a massive prick. I know someone who works in a special needs school and he was a bellend diva apparently. Obviously could have been off days etc, but that's boring. I'll stick with my rhetoric.

I've never interviewed anyone who I instantly disliked. If they're good enough to take the time to talk I'm grateful for that. There's been two or three spectacularly great ones, though. Ian Lavender, who I was in awe of as I love Dad's Army, Michaela Strachan who is beyond lovely and surprisingly Jasper Carrott, who I thought would run through a perfunctory plug the tour few minutes but turned out to be a very nice, intelligent bloke who ended up chatting for ages about mutual acquaintances, football, the outside perception of Birmingham and just about everything. 

I don't mind Jasper Carrott. I know people who know him well and they say he's a very nice chap. I love his early stand up stuff as well.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: robbo1874 on September 10, 2014, 12:36:14 PM
It was an odd one. He came across in parts okay, defensive, prickly and patronising. I got the overall impression that if you met him and talked you'd find him decent enough but he'd get arsey if you disagreed with him.

That's kind of what i was expecting.

Who have you interviewed and disliked the most? Or shall we say the most 'prickly'?

I'm always intrigued by this sort of thing. I never take anyone's opinion of a fellow showbiz counterpart but rather the not so famous. I don't like Bruce Forsyth, and apparently he is a dick, same person said Ronnie Corbett is a dick. Shirley Bassey was a right bitch to an old chef pal. And for those with kiddies ... Mr Tumble. The face you want to smack, is a massive prick. I know someone who works in a special needs school and he was a bellend diva apparently. Obviously could have been off days etc, but that's boring. I'll stick with my rhetoric.

I've never interviewed anyone who I instantly disliked. If they're good enough to take the time to talk I'm grateful for that. There's been two or three spectacularly great ones, though. Ian Lavender, who I was in awe of as I love Dad's Army, Michaela Strachan who is beyond lovely and surprisingly Jasper Carrott, who I thought would run through a perfunctory plug the tour few minutes but turned out to be a very nice, intelligent bloke who ended up chatting for ages about mutual acquaintances, football, the outside perception of Birmingham and just about everything. 

I don't mind Jasper Carrott. I know people who know him well and they say he's a very nice chap. I love his early stand up stuff as well.
'so I was up the blues on Saturday, and I said to the bloke standing next to me...OOOIIIIII'
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on September 10, 2014, 05:57:25 PM
It was an odd one. He came across in parts okay, defensive, prickly and patronising. I got the overall impression that if you met him and talked you'd find him decent enough but he'd get arsey if you disagreed with him.

That's kind of what i was expecting.

Who have you interviewed and disliked the most? Or shall we say the most 'prickly'?

I'm always intrigued by this sort of thing. I never take anyone's opinion of a fellow showbiz counterpart but rather the not so famous. I don't like Bruce Forsyth, and apparently he is a dick, same person said Ronnie Corbett is a dick. Shirley Bassey was a right bitch to an old chef pal. And for those with kiddies ... Mr Tumble. The face you want to smack, is a massive prick. I know someone who works in a special needs school and he was a bellend diva apparently. Obviously could have been off days etc, but that's boring. I'll stick with my rhetoric.

I've never interviewed anyone who I instantly disliked. If they're good enough to take the time to talk I'm grateful for that. There's been two or three spectacularly great ones, though. Ian Lavender, who I was in awe of as I love Dad's Army, Michaela Strachan who is beyond lovely and surprisingly Jasper Carrott, who I thought would run through a perfunctory plug the tour few minutes but turned out to be a very nice, intelligent bloke who ended up chatting for ages about mutual acquaintances, football, the outside perception of Birmingham and just about everything.

Got to love Michaela Strachan, she always seems incredibly nice. My dad heckled jasper once (he is embarrassing), but he put him down very politely. I cringed big time.
I've never seen Dad's Army 😮. I don't think It's aimed at me though.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Gareth on September 10, 2014, 06:58:33 PM
It was an odd one. He came across in parts okay, defensive, prickly and patronising. I got the overall impression that if you met him and talked you'd find him decent enough but he'd get arsey if you disagreed with him.

That's kind of what i was expecting.

Who have you interviewed and disliked the most? Or shall we say the most 'prickly'?

I'm always intrigued by this sort of thing. I never take anyone's opinion of a fellow showbiz counterpart but rather the not so famous. I don't like Bruce Forsyth, and apparently he is a dick, same person said Ronnie Corbett is a dick. Shirley Bassey was a right bitch to an old chef pal. And for those with kiddies ... Mr Tumble. The face you want to smack, is a massive prick. I know someone who works in a special needs school and he was a bellend diva apparently. Obviously could have been off days etc, but that's boring. I'll stick with my rhetoric.

I've never interviewed anyone who I instantly disliked. If they're good enough to take the time to talk I'm grateful for that. There's been two or three spectacularly great ones, though. Ian Lavender, who I was in awe of as I love Dad's Army, Michaela Strachan who is beyond lovely and surprisingly Jasper Carrott, who I thought would run through a perfunctory plug the tour few minutes but turned out to be a very nice, intelligent bloke who ended up chatting for ages about mutual acquaintances, football, the outside perception of Birmingham and just about everything. 

I don't mind Jasper Carrott. I know people who know him well and they say he's a very nice chap. I love his early stand up stuff as well.
'so I was up the blues on Saturday, and I said to the bloke standing next to me...OOOIIIIII'

But....had they got any cowin Bovril?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on September 10, 2014, 07:28:58 PM
On the way home and against my better judgment, I thought I would have a listen to the phone-in with "Franksy" on WM.  I kid you not, the first words I heard him speak after tuning in were, "so who would you rather have in your midfield - Delph or Craig Gardner?".  Is he just on a massive wind up?   
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villa in Denmark on September 11, 2014, 08:24:20 PM
I think you've just answered your own question.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Matt Collins on September 12, 2014, 09:58:59 PM
Was listening to five live tonight with Emile Heskey and others. Couple of interesting remarks

Heskey agreed with mark chapman that the villa park crowd was one of the hardest or most changeable to play before. He said we didn't boo, just went unbearably quiet! To be fair, we've had to put up with a lot of shit. There's definitely some truth in this

Also said that under MON gabby and young used to have a pretty casual attitude to training. But this was tolerated as they were carrying us at the time.

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Matt C on September 12, 2014, 10:49:00 PM
I think MON had a fairly casual attitude to training to be fair.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Goldie.7 on September 13, 2014, 02:40:13 AM
On the way home and against my better judgment, I thought I would have a listen to the phone-in with "Franksy" on WM.  I kid you not, the first words I heard him speak after tuning in were, "so who would you rather have in your midfield - Delph or ?".  Is he just on a massive wind up?   

He was asking people to call in about it, the majority went for Delph. As for Craig Gardner he isn't as bad as some us make out. I like the football show it's a good listen.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithe on September 13, 2014, 08:05:35 AM
Heskey agreed with mark chapman that the villa park crowd was one of the hardest or most changeable to play before. He said we didn't boo, just went unbearably quiet! To be fair, we've had to put up with a lot of shit. There's definitely some truth in this

He's got some neck, given his scoring record he'd have been slaughtered at most grounds, we were just disappointed.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: silhillvilla on September 13, 2014, 09:33:22 AM
That's bullshit. The emirates and mould Trafford are usually deathly quiet places . Villa park is one of the few grounds left with a "real" atmosphere.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: peter w on September 13, 2014, 12:22:06 PM
Not just those grounds but any ground where the team is losing often you tend to get resigned silence. If we won more then we'd sing more, or have a buzz around the ground.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 13, 2014, 12:23:49 PM
Villa Park can be quiet. In fact, it can be quieter than just about anywhere. But on the big occasion there's nowhere like it.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: peter w on September 13, 2014, 12:25:39 PM
How can you possibly know that, though? Unless you have been to as many games at other grounds as you have Villa Park?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Big Dick Edwards on September 13, 2014, 08:33:52 PM
Villa Park can be quiet. In fact, it can be quieter than just about anywhere. But on the big occasion there's nowhere like it.

How quiet was the legendary Anfield and the super fans of Liverpool tonight?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on September 14, 2014, 04:21:31 PM
It was an odd one. He came across in parts okay, defensive, prickly and patronising. I got the overall impression that if you met him and talked you'd find him decent enough but he'd get arsey if you disagreed with him.

That's kind of what i was expecting.

Who have you interviewed and disliked the most? Or shall we say the most 'prickly'?

I'm always intrigued by this sort of thing. I never take anyone's opinion of a fellow showbiz counterpart but rather the not so famous. I don't like Bruce Forsyth, and apparently he is a dick, same person said Ronnie Corbett is a dick. Shirley Bassey was a right bitch to an old chef pal. And for those with kiddies ... Mr Tumble. The face you want to smack, is a massive prick. I know someone who works in a special needs school and he was a bellend diva apparently. Obviously could have been off days etc, but that's boring. I'll stick with my rhetoric.

I've never interviewed anyone who I instantly disliked. If they're good enough to take the time to talk I'm grateful for that. There's been two or three spectacularly great ones, though. Ian Lavender, who I was in awe of as I love Dad's Army, Michaela Strachan who is beyond lovely and surprisingly Jasper Carrott, who I thought would run through a perfunctory plug the tour few minutes but turned out to be a very nice, intelligent bloke who ended up chatting for ages about mutual acquaintances, football, the outside perception of Birmingham and just about everything.

I was knocking around on my bike as an eleven year old and one of the other neighbourhood kids said his dad was mates with Jasper Carrott and he was visiting their house that night. We didn't believe him. Then he turned up in a white Jag XJS just like The Saint drove on TV at the time. I was impressed.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: john e on September 14, 2014, 04:26:11 PM
Slagging of mr Tumble, is that not a banning offence ?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villa in Denmark on September 14, 2014, 10:43:41 PM
I thought not slagging off Mr Tumble was the sacking offence.

As he still got Sarah Jane as his "friend" by watch way.  I'm sure she was placed to make to encourage dads to watch with the kids.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: cheltenhamlion on September 15, 2014, 08:32:25 AM
Not sure. He was last seen playing in Australia.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kiddylion on September 29, 2014, 07:01:04 PM
A 4-0 win against probably the worst premier league team since derby & franksys buzzing,he's even started up the how many villa players would get in the Albion team poll tonight
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on September 29, 2014, 07:08:38 PM
A 4-0 win against probably the worst premier league team since derby & franksys buzzing,he's even started up the how many villa players would get in the Albion team poll tonight

He wasn't doing that a week ago. The man's a twat.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 29, 2014, 07:21:45 PM
I heard it for two minutes. A Villa fan went through all our season stats except points then said he thought the bump he'd just heard was Villa fans coming back to earth. Callme could barely contain his joy.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on September 30, 2014, 01:56:10 PM
I thought not slagging off Mr Tumble was the sacking offence.

As he still got Sarah Jane as his "friend" by watch way.  I'm sure she was placed to make to encourage dads to watch with the kids.

Exactamundo. Does he expect me to not believe that it's actually him who is grandad tumble etc? Does he think I'm some sort of thick twat?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Phil from the upper holte on September 30, 2014, 03:36:00 PM
Wrong one
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Phil from the upper holte on September 30, 2014, 03:37:32 PM
A 4-0 win against probably the worst premier league team since derby & franksys buzzing,he's even started up the how many villa players would get in the Albion team poll tonight

What a bunch of twats, Answer is all of them
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Phil from the upper holte on September 30, 2014, 03:41:16 PM
Also aren't they supposed to be impartial?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Tony Erdington on September 30, 2014, 04:33:41 PM
why are the local radio stations supportive of the smaller clubs in the area, franksy not so stripy, tom toss nosey. has it got something to do with equal ops?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: clash city rocker on September 30, 2014, 06:00:09 PM
The best thing we can do is to totally ignore them..radio WM doesn't affect the taste of my breakfast so I'm not really bothered by them.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 30, 2014, 10:16:30 PM
It is bizarre though...I'm not asking for total one eyed impartiality regarding us (especially not with what we've produced over the last four years) but it always does feel when we get a good result or have a good run there's always a negative slant to it...yet Fransky and his minions can't wait to big up the others when they win.

I also get the feeling stations like BBC Manchester and Liverpool are more supportive of their clubs when they hit bad runs although you don't quite get the gulf between the teams you do down here so difficult to measure.

Franksy though is a total joke of a present nowadays. He wasn't too bad when I first started listening to the station in the late 90s but seriously to start asking how many Villa players would get in the WBA team after they beat Burnley who are the whipping boys this season strikes me nothing more than a continual wind up from him.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Grande Pablo on September 30, 2014, 10:18:00 PM
I thought not slagging off Mr Tumble was the sacking offence.

As he still got Sarah Jane as his "friend" by watch way.  I'm sure she was placed to make to encourage dads to watch with the kids.

Ooooh, Sarah-Jane...I read years ago the producers on Tikkabilla made her tape her tits down to reduce the size.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 30, 2014, 10:37:29 PM

I also get the feeling stations like BBC Manchester and Liverpool are more supportive of their clubs when they hit bad runs although you don't quite get the gulf between the teams you do down here so difficult to measure.


Over the years I've done things for the BBC stations in both cities and you hear a few minutes of the programme before you go on. Merseyside used to have a really good and balanced presenter and Manchester are as totally biased in favour of their clubs as you'd expect. Neither are as critical when they lose as yes, but... when they win as WM are to us.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villa in Denmark on September 30, 2014, 10:50:38 PM
I thought not slagging off Mr Tumble was the sacking offence.

As he still got Sarah Jane as his "friend" by watch way.  I'm sure she was placed to make to encourage dads to watch with the kids.

Ooooh, Sarah-Jane...I read years ago the producers on Tikkabilla made her tape her tits down to reduce the size.

She was quite "perky" as I recall.

Just read my original post again.  I'm impressed you could understand it.  Load of dribbling gibberish!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Leighton on October 01, 2014, 12:05:24 AM

I've never seen Dad's Army 😮. I don't think It's aimed at me though.

Dad's Army is aimed at anybody who has ever smiled. Still as funny and great to watch now as it was all those years ago in the 70's.

Not sure I like the idea of the new movie version though. I'm still reeling about that Steve Martin dog awful attempt at Sgt Bilko.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 01, 2014, 12:26:08 AM
I was having a look in one of the card shops in town on Saturday and thy had a display of Dad's Army merchandise including a pair of claret and blue gloves (i'm pretty sure they were gloves) with "Don't tell him Pike" on them.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: ozzjim on October 01, 2014, 12:39:28 AM
How many Villa players would get in the mighty, mighty Albion side eh?


I reckon Lescott and Berahino, maybe Sessegnon would get in ours.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 01, 2014, 12:49:56 AM
Sessegnon is like Zog, massively inconsistent. Berahino is the only one of their players i'd love to have. I quite like Mulumbu as well, but no idea if he is still playing well or not.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Tony Erdington on October 01, 2014, 08:59:57 AM
in the case of berry berry yes his had a couple of good games, so I wouldnt be so hasty, Gabbys already had a couple of good games this season.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LTA on October 01, 2014, 08:27:59 PM
I don't listen to wm that often, but I did tonight.  Christ it never changes does it.

Its amazing the number of times the "how many villa players would get in the Albion side" argument gets trotted out.  Things are far from perfect at villa at the moment, but it always seems to be the same people calling up.  Its almost like they have their numbers on record and think, "he's a miserable sod, lets have him on"

Then we get Dennis, who still keeps asking why Lambert wont pick Stephen Warnock........
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kiddylion on October 02, 2014, 02:09:07 PM
I don't listen to wm that often, but I did tonight.  Christ it never changes does it.

Its amazing the number of times the "how many villa players would get in the Albion side" argument gets trotted out.  Things are far from perfect at villa at the moment, but it always seems to be the same people calling up.  Its almost like they have their numbers on record and think, "he's a miserable sod, lets have him on"

Then we get Dennis, who still keeps asking why Lambert wont pick Stephen Warnock........


Yeah I heard that,brilliant we're still paying Warnock he's out on loan apparently,he's been gone nearly 2 years!!!
We've got an average crowd of 30+ thousand but the only 5 villa fans who ever ring in are Dennis,that Alan bloke who's obviously just a WUM,Jason the taxi driver,Dave from Bloxwich & Si the boy/girl who never goes!!!
I always listen though for the comedy value
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villan For Life on October 02, 2014, 02:13:01 PM
I don't listen to wm that often, but I did tonight.  Christ it never changes does it.

Its amazing the number of times the "how many villa players would get in the Albion side" argument gets trotted out.  Things are far from perfect at villa at the moment, but it always seems to be the same people calling up.  Its almost like they have their numbers on record and think, "he's a miserable sod, lets have him on"

Then we get Dennis, who still keeps asking why Lambert wont pick Stephen Warnock........


Yeah I heard that,brilliant we're still paying Warnock he's out on loan apparently,he's been gone nearly 2 years!!!
We've got an average crowd of 30+ thousand but the only 5 villa fans who ever ring in are Dennis,that Alan bloke who's obviously just a WUM,Jason the taxi driver,Dave from Bloxwich & Si the boy/girl who never goes!!!
I always listen though for the comedy value

Ah Si. The boy/girl who never goes. On the odd occasion that I catch the football phone in on WM and Si rings in, I always picture Lauren Harries.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Gareth on October 02, 2014, 04:41:29 PM
I don't listen to wm that often, but I did tonight.  Christ it never changes does it.

Its amazing the number of times the "how many villa players would get in the Albion side" argument gets trotted out.  Things are far from perfect at villa at the moment, but it always seems to be the same people calling up.  Its almost like they have their numbers on record and think, "he's a miserable sod, lets have him on"

Then we get Dennis, who still keeps asking why Lambert wont pick Stephen Warnock........


Yeah I heard that,brilliant we're still paying Warnock he's out on loan apparently,he's been gone nearly 2 years!!!
We've got an average crowd of 30+ thousand but the only 5 villa fans who ever ring in are Dennis,that Alan bloke who's obviously just a WUM,Jason the taxi driver,Dave from Bloxwich & Si the boy/girl who never goes!!!
I always listen though for the comedy value

Ah Si. The boy/girl who never goes. On the odd occasion that I catch the football phone in on WM and Si rings in, I always picture Lauren Harries.

Surely just a screechy lad...the morning after 'Bradford' on the Chris Evans show they played a clip of him from the night before's 606....nearly crashed the car when they said 'she doesn't sound happy does she' - saying that if he/she ever pops up on the phone in I instantly switch off as I end up shouting at the radio
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LTA on October 02, 2014, 07:34:07 PM
I think Si was the one who said we should boycott the club last season. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: eamonn on October 02, 2014, 07:42:17 PM
Si and Wolfie sound suitably eccentric Villans
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Louzie0 on October 02, 2014, 07:44:08 PM
I heard a bit driving down from The North the other day.
Listened to about 30 seconds worth and changed to TalkSport. Far more entertaining, and that's the problem, really.

The really irritating aspect of this is that I would like a decent radio station to tune into whenever I'm in the Midlands, and I'm sure that lots of other people would, too.This is representative of the area, apparently. Not the area I grew up in, when I remember the great days of BRMB, early 70's!

WM is totally embarrassing.
Can't Sir Albert do anything since clearly the BBC don't give a flying?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Leighton on October 02, 2014, 09:02:37 PM
Apparently, Si is blind. Not sure if a man or woman though. Always sounds like a patronising little Tory boy teen to me.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LTA on October 02, 2014, 09:55:17 PM
I heard a bit driving down from The North the other day.
Listened to about 30 seconds worth and changed to TalkSport. Far more entertaining, and that's the problem, really.

WM can be entertaining in the sense of tuning in to listen to some of the comedians that call up.  I'm lead to believe their listening figures are miles behind Tom Ross.  At least with him you know where you stand - you know he's a blues fan, but last he's honest/brave enough to admit it while backing all the other local sides too.  I think the only one at WM to admit to who he supports is Daz Hale - in fact always seemed to shoehorn Wolves into any topic.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: frankmosswasmyuncle on October 02, 2014, 10:12:50 PM
Dear Auntie Agatha,
My sister texts me almost every game saying she will listen in on WM...
I've always worried about her doing this but she seems fine with it.
Advice please...
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 03, 2014, 06:28:28 PM
I listened to it on the way home I think it was yesterday.  They had the West Midland legend Martin O'Connor on.  I presume they weren't paying him by the word, given that he spent the entire time either saying yeh, no, or fcuk all.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 03, 2014, 06:29:38 PM
And it is true, they have about ten callers that rotate each night.  Literally that is all that ring in.  The same ten.  And Sneekes voice gets on my tayters, patronising prick.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on October 04, 2014, 02:07:45 PM
Having a quick listen before i leave for the game. Apparently if Albion win today they can leapfrog Villa. They could have said they can go 4th but there you go.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Stu on October 04, 2014, 09:51:19 PM
Having a quick listen before i leave for the game. Apparently if Albion win today they can leapfrog Villa. They could have said they can go 4th but there you go.

We'll see how good the stripey divs are after they've played four title challengers in a row.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Gareth on October 04, 2014, 09:58:24 PM
I listened to it on the way home I think it was yesterday.  They had the West Midland legend Martin O'Connor on.  I presume they weren't paying him by the word, given that he spent the entire time either saying yeh, no, or fcuk all.

He's not the most vocally gifted but I will defend him purely on the grounds of being one of my favourite Bromsgrove Rovers players :-) before he got his pro break at Palace
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 04, 2014, 10:02:19 PM
I listened to it on the way home I think it was yesterday.  They had the West Midland legend Martin O'Connor on.  I presume they weren't paying him by the word, given that he spent the entire time either saying yeh, no, or fcuk all.

He's not the most vocally gifted but I will defend him purely on the grounds of being one of my favourite Bromsgrove Rovers players :-) before he got his pro break at Palace

Chris Hanks and The Big Mal were my faves. How many star players build part of the home ground like Hanksy did? I only recently found out that Dunkley had died in 2005. Was gutted.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Gareth on October 04, 2014, 11:53:00 PM
I listened to it on the way home I think it was yesterday.  They had the West Midland legend Martin O'Connor on.  I presume they weren't paying him by the word, given that he spent the entire time either saying yeh, no, or fcuk all.

He's not the most vocally gifted but I will defend him purely on the grounds of being one of my favourite Bromsgrove Rovers players :-) before he got his pro break at Palace

Chris Hanks and The Big Mal were my faves. How many star players build part of the home ground like Hanksy did? I only recently found out that Dunkley had died in 2005. Was gutted.

Didn't know that, shocking, quality player too.

Great team, Richardson, Webb & Burgher were my faves...the days of goals, goals, goals.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 04, 2014, 11:56:14 PM
Yep, heart attack at 44.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on October 09, 2014, 06:38:04 PM
Did anyone hear the Irish bloke who rang up earlier in support of the 39th game?  He reckoned that the Stripeyfilth and Leicester would fill out an 85k Croke Park.

All i was waiting for was 'There's more to oireland than dis'.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave shelley on October 09, 2014, 06:44:46 PM
I listened to it on the way home I think it was yesterday.  They had the West Midland legend Martin O'Connor on.  I presume they weren't paying him by the word, given that he spent the entire time either saying yeh, no, or fcuk all.

He's not the most vocally gifted but I will defend him purely on the grounds of being one of my favourite Bromsgrove Rovers players :-) before he got his pro break at Palace

Chris Hanks and The Big Mal were my faves. How many star players build part of the home ground like Hanksy did? I only recently found out that Dunkley had died in 2005. Was gutted.

Only just seen this.  I'm sorry to hear about Mal Dunkley's passing.  I refereed him on several occasions for different teams.  May he rest in peace.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Goldie.7 on October 17, 2014, 12:55:40 AM
This villa fan 'Si' on the phone in talks complete shite. He bases all of his opinions from listening to us on the radio.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: peter w on October 17, 2014, 08:30:43 AM
To be fair over the last 3 years I've based my opinion on the Villa largely on the media. I then went to a game or two when back home to find that it was exactly as I'd seen/read/heard.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on October 17, 2014, 08:35:30 AM
Off at a tangent slightly, does anyone else think that BBC Midlands Today seems to be biased towards/much more interested in Stoke than in any other local club?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on October 17, 2014, 10:08:46 AM
This villa fan 'Si' on the phone in talks complete shite. He bases all of his opinions from listening to us on the radio.

I'm sure someone on here said he was blind.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on October 17, 2014, 10:17:58 AM
This villa fan 'Si' on the phone in talks complete shite. He bases all of his opinions from listening to us on the radio.

I'm sure someone on here said he was blind.

I think it's a female and yes, she's blind.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LTA on October 17, 2014, 06:51:27 PM
What was said?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 17, 2014, 08:37:05 PM
Off at a tangent slightly, does anyone else think that BBC Midlands Today seems to be biased towards/much more interested in Stoke than in any other local club?

Now you mention it, they do get a lot of coverage. Maybe it's because they're the only big team in the north Midlands so they have their own camera crew.

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on October 17, 2014, 08:55:43 PM
Could be something in that. I suspect they're possibly a bit more forthcoming in talking to the media some of the time.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: FrankyH on October 17, 2014, 09:36:36 PM
This villa fan 'Si' on the phone in talks complete shite. He bases all of his opinions from listening to us on the radio.

I'm sure someone on here said he was blind.

I think it's a female and yes, she's blind.

Only just found out the caller Si is female from reading this thread.I ignorantly assumed Si was a lad.

Whenever I heard Si I always thought of Mark & Lard's "Beat the Clock"

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SoccerHQ on October 17, 2014, 09:59:49 PM
Off at a tangent slightly, does anyone else think that BBC Midlands Today seems to be biased towards/much more interested in Stoke than in any other local club?

Now you mention it, they do get a lot of coverage. Maybe it's because they're the only big team in the north Midlands so they have their own camera crew.



Central don;t cover them so that's probably why the BBC give them decent coverage.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: villabear on October 17, 2014, 10:55:17 PM
Tonight the presenter Richard Wilford (I think) was trying desperately to imply that as Delphs injury 'happened' when training we should think more into it as Kozak and Benteke were injured in training too. In fairness 'legend" Richard Sneekes said it was merely coincidence.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 17, 2014, 11:10:06 PM
That isn't quite right, he was reading a listener's email who had said it was down to some problem with the training.

Although again, there were the same 10 callers, Si included, who thought we should put Clark back into midfield ahead of Sanchez because he doesnt think he is good enough based on a half of football.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 23, 2014, 12:03:36 AM
Purely out of interest, how many times has CallmeFranksy mentioned Saido Berahino being sold in January?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Gareth on October 23, 2014, 12:10:20 AM
I certainly heard them last week twisting Irvine saying he would welcome the attention in January as it would mean Berahino is doing very well....into they are trying to flog him.

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 23, 2014, 08:57:50 PM
Anyone hear the rant from The caller Ron tonight?  Was truly excellent summing up of our current position.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 23, 2014, 09:04:01 PM
Anyone hear the rant from The caller Ron tonight?  Was truly excellent summing up of our current position.

You mean he said that we're mid-table with a couple of our star players still short of match fitness and one currently injured?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 23, 2014, 09:07:08 PM
That must have been another caller when I wasn't listening.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LTA on October 23, 2014, 09:14:07 PM
I heard it.  His main points were

Its the worst villa team since the 1950's

Its a rubbish squad with no quality

Delph only looks good because we're so poor everywhere else.

There's no leadership and or off the pitch

Roy Keane is rubbish

He feels sorry for Lee Clark, as Lambert is worse
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 23, 2014, 09:17:13 PM
I heard it.  His main points were

Its the worst villa team since the 1950's

Its a rubbish squad with no quality

Delph only looks good because we're so poor everywhere else.

There's no leadership and or off the pitch

Roy Keane is rubbish

He feels sorry for Lee Clark, as Lambert is worse

And what exactly is truly excellent about that? All I can see is the type of hysterical bollocks beloved of WM callers and internet over-dramatists.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 23, 2014, 09:20:22 PM
You're right he was talking crap.  It's the worst side since the late 80s not 50s.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Gareth on October 23, 2014, 09:26:17 PM
I heard it.  His main points were

Its the worst villa team since the 1950's

Its a rubbish squad with no quality

Delph only looks good because we're so poor everywhere else.

There's no leadership and or off the pitch

Roy Keane is rubbish

He feels sorry for Lee Clark, as Lambert is worse

Possibly a little extreme from Ron there :-) sure we are bland & boring but as for the worst team since 50's - really???
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dekko on October 23, 2014, 09:27:13 PM
I think I'd agree with one of those.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 23, 2014, 09:29:56 PM
I think I'd agree with one of those.

So would I and it's something we've lacked for years, but the rest of that rant is like saying unlimited immigration is wrong so send 'em all back.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LTA on October 23, 2014, 09:37:42 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p028cq3n

I think it about 20 minutes in if you want to relive it in all its glory.  All we need is for Dennis to call demanding to know where Stephen Warnock is again.....
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 23, 2014, 09:41:20 PM
Does anyone agree that giving Lambert a 4 year contract was potentially feckin stupid because he said that as well.

Does anyone agree that gabby was perhaps lucky to get a new 4 year contract? Because he said that as well. 

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Goldie.7 on October 23, 2014, 09:57:39 PM
Ron was spot on. He never said it's the worst villa team since the 1950's, he said it doesn't get any ugly than it does now.

He summed it up perfectly. Lambert out everyday till he goes and it won't  be in four years.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LTA on October 23, 2014, 10:00:01 PM
Yes, both decisions were somewhat knee-jerk.  But to say its the worst team since the 50's when we've had four relegation seasons since then is OTT

Franks did bring up the amount of points we've got so far, but that seemed to be ignored as it didn't fit in with his argument, nor Alan's, who is the world's angriest Villa fan from what ive heard of him
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SoccerHQ on October 23, 2014, 10:02:33 PM
I heard it.  His main points were

Its the worst villa team since the 1950's

Its a rubbish squad with no quality

Delph only looks good because we're so poor everywhere else.

There's no leadership and or off the pitch

Roy Keane is rubbish

He feels sorry for Lee Clark, as Lambert is worse

1. The team/squad we had two years ago was much worse especially as we didn't know at that point how good Vlaar and Benteke would be in the prem.

2. Our squad isn't great but we still have in it one of the best centre halfs at the world cup, one of the best strikers in the league and some decent internationals

3. Delph looks good for England and will also look good for a top team next season.

4. Fair point on leadership.

5. I'm not sold on Keane as other but harsh.

6. Paul Lambert has won promotion from league 1 and championship, Clark couldn't get up from league one despite spending a fortune at Huddersfield.

I respectfully disagree with most of his points.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on October 23, 2014, 10:08:45 PM
The worst caller on there is the Stripeyfilth fan Dennis. He is an absolute twat. After wanting Irvine gone after two games, he now claim's he's eating humble pie. He also reckon it's the best squad Albion have ever had. He said that last season as well.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LTA on October 23, 2014, 10:16:01 PM
What better than the team they had under Big Ron in the 70's?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on October 23, 2014, 10:26:58 PM
He didn't say it was the worst team since the 50s, he said it doesn't get uglier than this. He also said the team was rubbish and Lambert didn't deserve his new contract. I agree with everything he said.
The only thing I didn't like is that he didn't mention Lerner's part in it all.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SoccerHQ on October 23, 2014, 11:33:23 PM
Does anyone agree that giving Lambert a 4 year contract was potentially feckin stupid because he said that as well.

Does anyone agree that gabby was perhaps lucky to get a new 4 year contract? Because he said that as well. 



Ah if you'd listed those points in the inital list I'd have agreed with them wholeheartedly.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 24, 2014, 01:25:17 AM
I'm pretty sure being in Division 3 was uglier than this. As was 8 years straight years out the top flight that was part of a run of 14 years where our highest finish was 15th.

It is crap though.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: adrenachrome on October 24, 2014, 03:52:00 AM
I'm pretty sure being in Division 3 was uglier than this. As was 8 years straight years out the top flight that was part of a run of 14 years where our highest finish was 15th.

It is crap though.

The trouble is, ugly is a very subjective term and in the words of a well known adage, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. On these very pages I have read that Uma Thurman is fugly, and you have yourself, when discussing Battlestar Galactica,  compared Tricia Helfer with Gary Busey.

My most active period of supporting the club, when I went to all of the games home and away, coincided with our slide down the divisions and our subsequent ascent.  In the darkest days, I never thought we were not trying to win a game, or that a win was out of the question.  TSM introduced that concept, and now PL seems to be using it as well.

Title: Re: Radio WM
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Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kiddylion on November 11, 2014, 10:55:12 PM
Did anyone hear that Albion nerd "eddy" get cut off tonight by callmefranksy for swearing twice in 30 seconds??
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on November 12, 2014, 09:06:43 AM
Did anyone hear that Albion nerd "eddy" get cut off tonight by callmefranksy for swearing twice in 30 seconds??

They''ll have him back on because they think he's a character, when really he's just another sad Albion fan who hates us more than he likes his own team.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Goldie.7 on November 27, 2014, 07:04:52 PM
Did anyone hear that Albion nerd "eddy" get cut off tonight by callmefranksy for swearing twice in 30 seconds??

They''ll have him back on because they think he's a character, when really he's just another sad Albion fan who hates us more than he likes his own team.

Hasn't been back since but Alan the Villa fan is brilliant and always gives him loads back.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Goldie.7 on November 27, 2014, 07:12:05 PM
Did anyone hear Rob the Villan tonight (around 6:45 ish) deary me, big Lambo fan giving him a rating of 6/10 so far. Doesn't want him to go anywhere and is doing a good job.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Leighton on November 27, 2014, 07:14:32 PM
I went on after him and gave the clown a big fat zero out of ten. And I still feel that's generous.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Goldie.7 on November 27, 2014, 07:23:52 PM
I went on after him and gave the clown a big fat zero out of ten. And I still feel that's generous.

Hey bud. Good call that but zero is a bit harsh. If we were in the relegation zone then I think it would be justified. As we're two points clear and one game away from being in it, I feel he's good for at least one mark out of ten.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on December 22, 2014, 06:12:58 PM
I think the Albion fans might change their minds about Irvine again tonight.....again.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on December 22, 2014, 06:14:32 PM
I think the Albion fans might change their minds about Irvine again tonight.....again.

I've already heard one had texted Callmefranksie asking if Irvine's been sacked yet.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SoccerHQ on December 22, 2014, 08:46:23 PM
Are we up to three Villa players now who'd get in the WBA team?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on December 23, 2014, 10:41:46 AM
Are we up to three Villa players now who'd get in the WBA team?

I wouldn't worry too much about the opinions of a radio station that thinks Richard Sneekes and Martin O'Connor qualify for the epithet "Legends."
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: godzvilla on December 23, 2014, 10:50:55 AM
I went on after him and gave the clown a big fat zero out of ten. And I still feel that's generous.

Clearly the 'Season of Goodwill ' has not reached Walsall Wood , how admirable , how brave , how clever to denigrate the Manager of our great Club on the Airwaves ........................Godzvilla!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on December 23, 2014, 10:55:52 AM
Are we up to three Villa players now who'd get in the WBA team?

I wouldn't worry too much about the opinions of a radio station that thinks Richard Sneekes and Martin O'Connor qualify for the epithet "Legends."

Don't forget Steve 'Froggy' Froggatt!!  Haven't tuned in for a while, but the last time I did was at half-time when we were 1-0 up at Palace and Albion were 2-1 down at home to West Ham, after being 1-0 up.  'Franksy' was apoplectic and sounded like he was going to cry. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on December 23, 2014, 12:37:46 PM
Did anyone hear the stripeyfilth fan who rang up last week sometime and said he hadn't renewed his season ticket because he didn't like the new kit?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Drummond on December 23, 2014, 02:30:30 PM
Oh. if we only had that sort of thing to worry about these days.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Holte L2 on December 28, 2014, 05:26:30 PM
Paul Franks 'Are Villa the dullest team in the Premier League' what a wanker.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Gareth on December 28, 2014, 05:32:30 PM
Paul Franks 'Are Villa the dullest team in the Premier League' what a wanker.

He might be, but he is factually correct...11 goals!!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on December 28, 2014, 05:34:02 PM
And also doing his best to sell Benteke for us.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: sirlordbaltimore on December 28, 2014, 05:58:45 PM
Paul Franks 'Are Villa the dullest team in the Premier League' what a wanker.

Can anyone argue against it ?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: sirlordbaltimore on December 28, 2014, 05:59:48 PM
And also doing his best to sell Benteke for us.

Well there's not much point in keeping him with this new so called system. Completely wasted being on the pitch when he doesn't get the ball in the area
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SoccerHQ on December 28, 2014, 06:01:20 PM
Paul Franks 'Are Villa the dullest team in the Premier League' what a wanker.

He might be, but he is factually correct...11 goals!!

I was going to listen to this on the way back thinking it would be full of Albion fans screaming Irvine out but thought if Franks was on he'd peddle it back to Villa as the lead story.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Goldie.7 on December 28, 2014, 06:08:45 PM
Paul Franks 'Are Villa the dullest team in the Premier League' what a wanker.

Saying that is not the same as 'Villa are' and to be fair to him we are pretty dull. We don't score many goals or win many games and the only surprises we get in games lately are sending offs.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: rob_bridge on December 29, 2014, 08:26:41 AM
Paul Franks 'Are Villa the dullest team in the Premier League' what a wanker.

Can anyone argue against it ?

On a par with Sunderland by the looks of it.

Has there ever been a more immobile front 3 to chose from - Wickham, Fletcher and Altidore?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Holte L2 on December 29, 2014, 08:49:23 AM
Paul Franks 'Are Villa the dullest team in the Premier League' what a wanker.

Saying that is not the same as 'Villa are' and to be fair to him we are pretty dull. We don't score many goals or win many games and the only surprises we get in games lately are sending offs.

Very true. I snapped at Franks on the way home. No mention of the Albion being appalling at Stoke though.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 29, 2014, 08:53:55 AM
Paul Franks 'Are Villa the dullest team in the Premier League' what a wanker.

Can anyone argue against it ?

On a par with Sunderland by the looks of it.

Has there ever been a more immobile front 3 to chose from - Wickham, Fletcher and Altidore?

But more to the point, would Radio Whyaye Mon say it?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: rob_bridge on December 29, 2014, 09:10:14 AM
Paul Franks 'Are Villa the dullest team in the Premier League' what a wanker.

Can anyone argue against it ?

On a par with Sunderland by the looks of it.

Has there ever been a more immobile front 3 to chose from - Wickham, Fletcher and Altidore?

But more to the point, would Radio Whyaye Mon say it?

I've no idea. I could ask my work colleagues in the Newcastle site if you really want to know.

I suspect as 5 of the 6 are season ticket holders at St James's Park, the other being a Mackem, I may get a slightly skewed opinion.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 29, 2014, 10:09:30 AM
We probably know the answer - as is often said on here, there can't be another local radio station in the country as critical of their biggest club as WM are.   A loaded question such as "Are Villa the dullest team in the Premier League?" encourages a dozen "yes" replies and no further thinking required. "Villa are sound defensively, how can they improve their goalscoring?" might actually lead to some rational debate.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on December 29, 2014, 10:19:02 AM
Paul Franks 'Are Villa the dullest team in the Premier League' what a wanker.

Saying that is not the same as 'Villa are' and to be fair to him we are pretty dull. We don't score many goals or win many games and the only surprises we get in games lately are sending offs.

Very true. I snapped at Franks on the way home. No mention of the Albion being appalling at Stoke though.

We put it on for a bit on the way back and he was giving the stripeyfilth a fair bit of stick but mainly having a pop at one player like he normally does.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on December 29, 2014, 12:38:13 PM
He was saying that the stripeyfilth squad were no better than their current league position suggests. Which is weird because for months if not years he has been telling us how none of our players would get into it. Following his "logic" he must think Lambert is over-achieving.   
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SoccerHQ on December 29, 2014, 06:54:12 PM
Paul Franks 'Are Villa the dullest team in the Premier League' what a wanker.

Can anyone argue against it ?

On a par with Sunderland by the looks of it.

Has there ever been a more immobile front 3 to chose from - Wickham, Fletcher and Altidore?

If you take out Altidore and put in Johnson that forward line actually cost over 25m, two MON purchases there of course.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on December 29, 2014, 06:56:03 PM
We probably know the answer - as is often said on here, there can't be another local radio station in the country as critical of their biggest club as WM are.   A loaded question such as "Are Villa the dullest team in the Premier League?" encourages a dozen "yes" replies and no further thinking required. "Villa are sound defensively, how can they improve their goalscoring?" might actually lead to some rational debate.

Absolutely agree with this, and have said the same myself a few times.

it is mind boggling, the relationship between them and their biggest club.

Maybe it is just them desperately seeking some sort of "let's be controversial, like TalkSport" route towards generating interest in their awful output.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Matt Collins on December 29, 2014, 07:06:09 PM
We probably know the answer - as is often said on here, there can't be another local radio station in the country as critical of their biggest club as WM are.   A loaded question such as "Are Villa the dullest team in the Premier League?" encourages a dozen "yes" replies and no further thinking required. "Villa are sound defensively, how can they improve their goalscoring?" might actually lead to some rational debate.

Every thread on here is full of people complaining about how dull we are. And we must be one of the dullest sides in the league - along with sunderland I'd say.

So I don't see why people get so antagonised by the media making the same claim
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Goldie.7 on December 29, 2014, 07:08:05 PM
Did anybody hear Antony the last villa fan caller tonight.... Deary me I nearly wet myself.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SoccerHQ on December 29, 2014, 07:13:19 PM
We probably know the answer - as is often said on here, there can't be another local radio station in the country as critical of their biggest club as WM are.   A loaded question such as "Are Villa the dullest team in the Premier League?" encourages a dozen "yes" replies and no further thinking required. "Villa are sound defensively, how can they improve their goalscoring?" might actually lead to some rational debate.

Every thread on here is full of people complaining about how dull we are. And we must be one of the dullest sides in the league - along with sunderland I'd say.

So I don't see why people get so antagonised by the media making the same claim

Half the league are terrible to watch.

West Brom are dull as dishwater to watch but because they're inept at defending you get games like QPR 3-2 WBA which makes them "exciting." You won't get Paul Franks stating that though.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on December 29, 2014, 08:36:00 PM
If we were halfway as competent going forwards as we are at the back, then we'd be fifth or something daft. When a team as poor as Spurs can spawn their way to the top half, it beggars belief at how poor the league is.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on December 29, 2014, 08:37:05 PM
"Franksy" is an absolute fucking idiot.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: hilts_coolerking on December 29, 2014, 08:44:19 PM
I haven't listened to WM on match day for probably 25 years.  Do they still play that horn sound and 'It's a goal!' before, you guessed it, a goal?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: JUAN PABLO on December 29, 2014, 08:50:55 PM
I haven't listened to WM on match day for probably 25 years.  Do they still play that horn sound and 'It's a goal!' before, you guessed it, a goal?


Not many horns going off lately then
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: hilts_coolerking on December 29, 2014, 08:53:22 PM
I haven't listened to WM on match day for probably 25 years.  Do they still play that horn sound and 'It's a goal!' before, you guessed it, a goal?


Not many horns going off lately then
Speak for yourself.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LTA on December 29, 2014, 09:05:20 PM
We probably know the answer - as is often said on here, there can't be another local radio station in the country as critical of their biggest club as WM are.   A loaded question such as "Are Villa the dullest team in the Premier League?" encourages a dozen "yes" replies and no further thinking required. "Villa are sound defensively, how can they improve their goalscoring?" might actually lead to some rational debate.

To be fair, there are few other areas in the country where the leading club is run in such as half-arsed and amateurish way. We have an absentee owner, a CEO who clearly believes in fairy tales and an appalling manager who seems unsackable.   The fact that - even after 4 seasons of dross - we are still the leading club on WM's patch shows how inept all of our clubs have become in recent seasons
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: adrenachrome on December 30, 2014, 12:32:19 AM
I haven't listened to WM on match day for probably 25 years.  Do they still play that horn sound and 'It's a goal!' before, you guessed it, a goal?


Not many horns going off lately then
Speak for yourself.

Definitely NSFW or probably most other places without earphones.

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on December 30, 2014, 09:42:38 AM
We probably know the answer - as is often said on here, there can't be another local radio station in the country as critical of their biggest club as WM are.   A loaded question such as "Are Villa the dullest team in the Premier League?" encourages a dozen "yes" replies and no further thinking required. "Villa are sound defensively, how can they improve their goalscoring?" might actually lead to some rational debate.

To be fair, there are few other areas in the country where the leading club is run in such as half-arsed and amateurish way. We have an absentee owner, a CEO who clearly believes in fairy tales and an appalling manager who seems unsackable.   The fact that - even after 4 seasons of dross - we are still the leading club on WM's patch shows how inept all of our clubs have become in recent seasons

A CEO who clearly believes in fairy tales? Would you care to elaborate?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Rudy65 on December 30, 2014, 09:53:08 AM
We probably know the answer - as is often said on here, there can't be another local radio station in the country as critical of their biggest club as WM are.   A loaded question such as "Are Villa the dullest team in the Premier League?" encourages a dozen "yes" replies and no further thinking required. "Villa are sound defensively, how can they improve their goalscoring?" might actually lead to some rational debate.

Every thread on here is full of people complaining about how dull we are. And we must be one of the dullest sides in the league - along with sunderland I'd say.

So I don't see why people get so antagonised by the media making the same claim

I think we get embarrassed by our abysmal goal scoring record and general play o er the last 4 seasons. i am
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 30, 2014, 10:49:52 AM
We probably know the answer - as is often said on here, there can't be another local radio station in the country as critical of their biggest club as WM are.   A loaded question such as "Are Villa the dullest team in the Premier League?" encourages a dozen "yes" replies and no further thinking required. "Villa are sound defensively, how can they improve their goalscoring?" might actually lead to some rational debate.

Every thread on here is full of people complaining about how dull we are. And we must be one of the dullest sides in the league - along with sunderland I'd say.

So I don't see why people get so antagonised by the media making the same claim

I think we get embarrassed by our abysmal goal scoring record and general play o er the last 4 seasons. i am

If only we had a thread to talk about it on.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LTA on December 30, 2014, 11:04:25 PM
We probably know the answer - as is often said on here, there can't be another local radio station in the country as critical of their biggest club as WM are.   A loaded question such as "Are Villa the dullest team in the Premier League?" encourages a dozen "yes" replies and no further thinking required. "Villa are sound defensively, how can they improve their goalscoring?" might actually lead to some rational debate.

To be fair, there are few other areas in the country where the leading club is run in such as half-arsed and amateurish way. We have an absentee owner, a CEO who clearly believes in fairy tales and an appalling manager who seems unsackable.   The fact that - even after 4 seasons of dross - we are still the leading club on WM's patch shows how inept all of our clubs have become in recent seasons

A CEO who clearly believes in fairy tales? Would you care to elaborate?

I'd say suggesting we can challenge for a Europa League spot under Lambert is a bit of a fantasy.  Theres nothing we've seen under his reign to suggest he's capable.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pooligan on December 31, 2014, 05:01:41 AM
I agree with you LTA. The thing that worries me,is that Learner and Fox i believe think its actually possible under this clueless manager
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on January 03, 2015, 04:18:36 PM
No doubt it'll be 'how many albion players would get into the Villa side' a bit later.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 03, 2015, 05:42:38 PM
I wonder how much time they will spend selling Berahino off to the highest bidder.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 03, 2015, 10:30:34 PM
I was watching Stourbridge today and talk turned to WM. As one Stour fan, who has no interest in any league club, said; "They don't seem to like the Villa very much."
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: old man villa fan on January 04, 2015, 11:30:56 PM
I was watching Stourbridge today and talk turned to WM. As one Stour fan, who has no interest in any league club, said; "They don't seem to like the Villa very much."

Seems a lifetime ago since the days of Tony Butler on BRMB who was behind all of the local teams most of the time.  He could be critical but at least he was positive.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on January 05, 2015, 06:26:16 AM
I was watching Stourbridge today and talk turned to WM. As one Stour fan, who has no interest in any league club, said; "They don't seem to like the Villa very much."

Seems a lifetime ago since the days of Tony Butler on BRMB who was behind all of the local teams most of the time.  He could be critical but at least he was positive.

Tom Ross covering SHA, George Gavin following the Villa to all corners of Europe and Albion covered by Tony Trethelewellellyelly.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 31, 2015, 04:42:40 PM
"It's half-time at the Hawthorns where the Baggies started off badly but have improved as the game's gone on."

"Yes Franksy, they were terrible for the first twenty minutes but since then they've looked threatening and the score is Albion nil Spurs two."
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Toronto Villa on January 31, 2015, 04:52:08 PM
They must be gutted we're not playing today
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on January 31, 2015, 05:19:45 PM
Franksey said last night that albion pay more for players than we do.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on January 31, 2015, 05:22:20 PM
I was watching Stourbridge today and talk turned to WM. As one Stour fan, who has no interest in any league club, said; "They don't seem to like the Villa very much."

Seems a lifetime ago since the days of Tony Butler on BRMB who was behind all of the local teams most of the time.  He could be critical but at least he was positive.

Tom Ross covering SHA, George Gavin following the Villa to all corners of Europe and Albion covered by Tony Trethelewellellyelly.

Tony who?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 31, 2015, 05:26:18 PM
Trethewey. They gave him the graveyard shift.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on January 31, 2015, 05:33:14 PM
You could tell Tony Butler really enjoyed getting his tongue round the name. He always said it with a flourish. I've forgotten the blokes who used to do Wolves and Walsall.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on January 31, 2015, 05:41:54 PM
Franksey said last night that albion pay more for players than we do.

I gave up on the football coverage on WM when Franks started a discussion on Delph's England call up by posing a question along the lines of "if Fabian Delph is in the England squad then should Craig Gardner be in there as well?".  He's just on a massive wind up. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on January 31, 2015, 05:47:46 PM
Franksey said last night that albion pay more for players than we do.

I gave up on the football coverage on WM when Franks started a discussion on Delph's England call up by posing a question along the lines of "if Fabian Delph is in the England squad then should Craig Gardner be in there as well?".  He's just on a massive wind up.

If Craig Gardner's International loyalties are like his club loyalties he probably has more grandmothers than Stephen Ireland.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on January 31, 2015, 06:10:58 PM
You could tell Tony Butler really enjoyed getting his tongue round the name. He always said it with a flourish. I've forgotten the blokes who used to do Wolves and Walsall.

David Winyates did Walsall I think.  I think Roger Harding used to flit between Villa and Wolves games.  And am I dreaming that the cycling commentator Hugh Porter used to do Wolves as well?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on January 31, 2015, 06:12:41 PM
You could tell Tony Butler really enjoyed getting his tongue round the name. He always said it with a flourish. I've forgotten the blokes who used to do Wolves and Walsall.

David Winyates did Walsall I think.  I think Roger Harding used to flit between Villa and Wolves games.  And am I dreaming that the cycling commentator Hugh Porter used to do Wolves as well?

Roger Harding is definitely the one I was thinking of but David Winyates doesn't ring a bell.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on January 31, 2015, 06:24:22 PM
Some dodgy Roger Harding commentary here on 2 minutes.

http://www.mds975.co.uk/audio/BRMB_Tony_Butler_1_May_1983_80k_mono.mp3
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on January 31, 2015, 06:25:52 PM
Trethewey. They gave him the graveyard shift.

I know, I just wanted Damo to type his name in again.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Nev on January 31, 2015, 06:31:16 PM
I tuned into a bit of the "phone in with no callers" the other day and was glad to hear Peter Withe on there, one of only a few that deserve the term legend.

He must be back from the far east.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on January 31, 2015, 06:33:04 PM
It went downhill when they started using Malcolm Boyden on match days. They'd have been better off using Bob Brolly.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on January 31, 2015, 06:38:28 PM
Withe is co-commentating on our match tomorrow.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: London Villan on January 31, 2015, 06:43:36 PM
Tony Leyton was another name i always remember on local radio.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on January 31, 2015, 06:46:30 PM
Did Tony Leighton go to a media job at Small Heath after the radio? 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Hoppo on January 31, 2015, 07:08:51 PM
Peter Withe was in the press box against Bournmouth, not sure who he was working for.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on January 31, 2015, 11:14:52 PM
Franksey said last night that albion pay more for players than we do.

I gave up on the football coverage on WM when Franks started a discussion on Delph's England call up by posing a question along the lines of "if Fabian Delph is in the England squad then should Craig Gardner be in there as well?".  He's just on a massive wind up. 

I can't even begin to take someone seriously when they say stuff like that.

I don't know why anyone listens to WM. People talk about the way the BBC doesn't spend anything like as much as they should in the west midlands, and they're right, but almost as bad is the fact that they fund WM, which is basically an embarassing trolling operation.

Is there another local BBC station anywhere in the country which is so unsupportive of their biggest club?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on February 01, 2015, 12:00:43 AM
Yep, instead of congratulating Delph for his call up and acknowledging it was generally a positive thing for football in the area the station represents, he had to shoehorn his pathetic Albion agenda into it.  Needless to say Villa weren't mentioned when Berahino got called up. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on February 01, 2015, 08:54:18 AM
The other morning they were slagging off us getting in Scott Sinclair on loan as pointless and then seconds later eulogising the fact that Albion were spending millions on a bloke from a team who are cut adrift in the Championship relegation zone.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on February 01, 2015, 09:55:51 AM
It went downhill when they started using Malcolm Boyden on match days. They'd have been better off using Bob Brolly.

The only time I ever went to a panto the 'stars' were Karl Howman, Marilyn from Home And Away, the tall blonde bloke from The Bill who ended up as a doctor who was shagging Maxine in Corrie and Malcolm Boyden.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Rudy65 on February 01, 2015, 02:12:11 PM
I was watching Stourbridge today and talk turned to WM. As one Stour fan, who has no interest in any league club, said; "They don't seem to like the Villa very much."

How is Stourbridge's loan signing George Bowerman getting on?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on February 01, 2015, 02:53:18 PM
I tuned into a bit of the "phone in with no callers" the other day and was glad to hear Peter Withe on there, one of only a few that deserve the term legend.

He must be back from the far east.

I think he ran out of parts of the far east to work in. He has been on an extensive tour of there for years.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Mortimer's Bear on February 01, 2015, 04:02:13 PM
Fans ringing up begging Peter Withe  to replace Lambert, quite surreal.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on February 01, 2015, 04:06:54 PM
Fans ringing up begging Peter Withe  to replace Lambert, quite surreal.

At this stage I think I would give Peter Withe a go even if he wasn't THE Peter Withe. It is a shame it is too late in the season for a reality TV show to be next manager. Maybe we can just pinch the winner of Big Brother.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on February 11, 2015, 06:54:05 PM
Howard Hodgson first on tonight.  'Ive written and spoken to Tom he's set out his vision'..bla bla.  I know he means well but it just sounds toe curlingly bad.

Withe is virtually begging for the job live on air.  Worse still supporters are asking for him.  Withe ffs.  Poor old SGT has also been mentioned as has MON!!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on February 11, 2015, 06:56:36 PM
The thing is, ex Thailand mangers wouldn't do a worse job.

12 points from 21 with 2 wins and 8 goals is so bad, it defies belief.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LTA on February 11, 2015, 09:06:32 PM
Heard one guy saying we should get O'Neill back or sound out Sir Graham!!!

I don't think Graham is in the best of health these days, but he wouldn't consider anything like that anyway, as for MON, it would make him and Lerner look like hypocrites.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Nev on February 12, 2015, 07:29:05 AM
According to Daz Hale, Sandwell fans were singing "Irvine For Villa" last night which is predictably pathetic.

Through gritted teeth I would imagine such would be their dissapointment at Lamberts departure.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LeeB on February 12, 2015, 10:44:14 AM
Fans ringing up begging Peter Withe  to replace Lambert, quite surreal.

If it was straight after the game, that was my brother.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on February 12, 2015, 04:42:24 PM
According to Daz Hale, Sandwell fans were singing "Irvine For Villa" last night which is predictably pathetic.

Through gritted teeth I would imagine such would be their dissapointment at Lamberts departure.

I'm sure we'd have been just the same, I mean don't you remember all those "Irvine Must Stay" songs at our home matches against completely unrelated clubs earlier in the season? Me neither.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: footyskillz on February 12, 2015, 06:01:57 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/bbc_wm

Worth listening / contributions to Franksy show . WM Phone in Midlands today joining
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villan For Life on February 13, 2015, 07:11:57 PM
I listened to the phone in tonight. I was amazed by a couple of callers asking for the return of pubehead on a short term deal. For once Franksy was almost pro-Villa in his reaction.

People have such short memories.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 13, 2015, 07:13:23 PM
I listened to the phone in tonight. I was amazed by a couple of callers asking for the return of pubehead on a short term deal. For once Franksy was almost pro-Villa in his reaction.

People have such short memories.

Has Franksy apologised for his complaints that Randy was off on holiday when he Should Be Doing Something, 24 hours before he did?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villan For Life on February 13, 2015, 07:30:12 PM
I listened to the phone in tonight. I was amazed by a couple of callers asking for the return of pubehead on a short term deal. For once Franksy was almost pro-Villa in his reaction.

People have such short memories.

Has Franksy apologised for his complaints that Randy was off on holiday when he Should Be Doing Something, 24 hours before he did?

No he conveniently forgets modern technology like telephones when he wants to.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on February 13, 2015, 09:04:29 PM
I listened to the phone in tonight. I was amazed by a couple of callers asking for the return of pubehead on a short term deal. For once Franksy was almost pro-Villa in his reaction.

People have such short memories.

Has Franksy apologised for his complaints that Randy was off on holiday when he Should Be Doing Something, 24 hours before he did?

Absent without leave I believe was the quote.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 13, 2015, 09:08:55 PM
I listened to the phone in tonight. I was amazed by a couple of callers asking for the return of pubehead on a short term deal. For once Franksy was almost pro-Villa in his reaction.

People have such short memories.

Has Franksy apologised for his complaints that Randy was off on holiday when he Should Be Doing Something, 24 hours before he did?

Absent without leave I believe was the quote.

Like he has nothing else in his life - and that goes for all club owners.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on February 13, 2015, 09:15:45 PM
I meant to say they sounded almost disappointed when they heard he'd been sacked on Wednesday whilst covering Smethwicks game.  Quite apart from the fact that the local BBC sports programme had missed the scoop whilst live on air by ten minutes from sky.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on February 14, 2015, 10:02:53 PM
'Villa Fans, would you swap Christian Benteke for Ideye Brown'?

'Albion fans, would you swap Ideye Brown for Christian Benteke'?

Coming to a Monday night phone in near you.

Probably.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villa in Denmark on February 14, 2015, 10:18:03 PM
Haven't they come out with "so Aston Villa's new manager is Tim Sherwood, who was rejected by Albion" yet?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on February 14, 2015, 10:18:48 PM
Haven't they come out with "so Aston Villa's new manager is Tim Sherwood, who was rejected by Albion" yet?

No, but give it time.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Phil from the upper holte on February 14, 2015, 10:24:24 PM
Didn't he reject them?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villa in Denmark on February 14, 2015, 11:04:02 PM
Didn't he reject them?
Don't let facts get in the way of a good chance to stick the boot in.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: papa lazarou on February 16, 2015, 09:02:29 PM
Quality question from Franksy tonight:
Villa fans - would you swop Sherwood for Pullis?
Baggies fans - would you swop Pullis for Sherwood?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Pete3206 on February 16, 2015, 09:09:54 PM
Villa fans - Michelle Keegan or Jennifer Lawrence?
Baggies fans - your sister or your mother?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on February 16, 2015, 09:16:25 PM
"Franksy" must pinch himself every morning that he works for an organization that will never fire you no matter how bad you are at your job.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: aj2k77 on February 16, 2015, 09:21:55 PM
Quality question from Franksy tonight:
Villa fans - would you swop Sherwood for Pullis?
Baggies fans - would you swop Pullis for Sherwood?


I'd rather suck dry Pullis' sweat soaked tracky top after 90 mins of him getting excited over set pieces than swap managers for him.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villa in Denmark on February 16, 2015, 09:28:27 PM
"Franksy" must pinch himself every morning that he works for an organization that will never fire you no matter how bad you are at your job.

Too many Lambert jokes to chose from there.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on February 16, 2015, 09:47:38 PM
There's a lot of controversy about the fact the BBC spend proportionally so little in Birmingham, but WM make me want them to leave the city, full stop.

I said this earlier in the thread, but they're genuinely nothing more than a very obvious, unsophisticated trolling operation.

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on February 16, 2015, 10:10:44 PM
There's a very funny Smethwick fan that slags their fans a lot.  Tonight he rightly pointed out that only 14000 home supporters turned up on Saturday at reduced prices.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on February 16, 2015, 10:12:00 PM
Indeed. BBC Sport is generally very poor but we seem to always end up with the worst of the worst.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on February 16, 2015, 10:13:31 PM
There's a very funny Smethwick fan that slags their fans a lot.  Tonight he rightly pointed out that only 14000 home supporters turned up on Saturday at reduced prices.

The other 20 million are saving up their money until they play us.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Dr Butler on February 17, 2015, 12:41:07 PM
from the BBC...



12:32: Villa smoke bombs

A Leicester City fan had to be treated for smoke inhalation after a number of smoke bombs were set off at Aston Villa's home game on Sunday.

Police say three smoke bombs went off in the away concourse, leaving one person requiring medical treatment.


why the headline of Villa Smoke Bombs when it obviously was in the away section ?

UTV
The Doc
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: adrenachrome on February 17, 2015, 02:02:57 PM
I always pass the away supporters entrance on my way into the ground and the stewards seem to be assiduous in their searching for prohibited projectiles. The rascals must have them well hidden. Then again, Dave W recently posted that one of our lot was arrested on the coach to an away game for  a having a flare in his pants. Damned if I would have incendiary incendiaries next to my main man.

Takes all sorts, I suppose.

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave shelley on February 17, 2015, 06:48:34 PM
A flare in the pants eh? Sounds exciting.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Godfrey Brian on February 17, 2015, 07:07:12 PM
A flare in the pants eh? Sounds exciting.
Sounds very 1973!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: papa lazarou on February 18, 2015, 09:50:41 AM
Last nights swop shop was....

wait for it....

would you swop Christian Benteke for Brown Ideye?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on February 18, 2015, 09:53:10 AM
Perhaps they could run a phone-in on the topic "would you swap Paul Franks for an informed, unbiased, intelligent football presenter?"
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villa in Denmark on February 18, 2015, 12:22:06 PM
Last nights swop shop was....

wait for it....

would you swop Christian Benteke for Brown Ideye?

The only thing I'd swap Brown Ideye for is also brown......
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: langleylions on February 18, 2015, 04:20:04 PM
Wonder what question the fuckwit will ask tonight linking albion with villa .doubt it will be villa fans would you swap your trophy cabinet for the bogrolls one.!!!!!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Yossarian on February 18, 2015, 04:27:06 PM
Perhaps they could run a phone-in on the topic "would you swap Paul Franks for an informed, unbiased, intelligent football presenter?"

Would you swap Paul Franks for half a baked potato?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Gareth on March 04, 2015, 08:48:23 AM
How does the phone in start tonight? 'Is hutton the dirtiest player in the Midlands?' 'How different it would have been had Dawson scored'

They'll be miserable in the mailbox today :-)
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villa in Denmark on March 04, 2015, 10:08:54 AM
Would you swap Ben Foster for a cardboard cut out?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on March 04, 2015, 11:59:14 AM
Would you swap Ben Foster for a cardboard cut out?


He was public enemy number one on their forum last night. Pulis got the silver and Brunt the bronze. They want Myhill in at the weekend.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: rob_bridge on March 04, 2015, 12:30:33 PM
Now that he will have more spare time will Mr Franks be replaced by Adrian Chiles?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithe on March 04, 2015, 12:36:32 PM
Would you swap Ben Foster for a cardboard cut out?


He was public enemy number one on their forum last night. Pulis got the silver and Brunt the bronze. They want Myhill in at the weekend.

Really? on the occasions I've had to watch Albion, Brunt has always been one of their better players. If, perish the thought, I was a Baggie, I'd be looking more closely at Gardner as a scapegoat. For all his tubthumping he's fucking gash at football.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: frankmosswasmyuncle on March 04, 2015, 12:43:45 PM
Gardner was utterly crap last night.

On thread: it's shit.
:D
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on March 04, 2015, 12:44:51 PM
Would you swap Ben Foster for a cardboard cut out?


He was public enemy number one on their forum last night. Pulis got the silver and Brunt the bronze. They want Myhill in at the weekend.

Really? on the occasions I've had to watch Albion, Brunt has always been one of their better players. If, perish the thought, I was a Baggie, I'd be looking more closely at Gardner as a scapegoat. For all his tubthumping he's fucking gash at football.


I posted leading up to the game that I rate brunt. Don't worry about Gardner. When they were dishing stick out on their forum they didn't forget him.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithe on March 04, 2015, 12:59:39 PM
*Phew*
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: paul_e on March 04, 2015, 01:28:06 PM
Of everyone I think Lescott would get the most stick for me, he looked totally out of his depth and I reckon it's a safe bet that he's the highest paid player they have.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: rob_bridge on March 04, 2015, 01:48:05 PM
Would you swap Ben Foster for a cardboard cut out?


He was public enemy number one on their forum last night. Pulis got the silver and Brunt the bronze. They want Myhill in at the weekend.

Really? on the occasions I've had to watch Albion, Brunt has always been one of their better players. If, perish the thought, I was a Baggie, I'd be looking more closely at Gardner as a scapegoat. For all his tubthumping he's fucking gash at football.


I posted leading up to the game that I rate brunt. Don't worry about Gardner. When they were dishing stick out on their forum they didn't forget him.

Didn't Gardener cut Hutton down in the last few mins. After having a stinker of a game it is the oldest trick in the book - kick someone to make the fans know you care.

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithe on March 04, 2015, 01:54:58 PM
To be fair to him, and its grating to do that, he did have a word with the ref to not book one of our players who had fouled him. He got booked anyway.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on March 04, 2015, 01:57:55 PM
Hmm, I might have a listen tonight.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: rob_bridge on March 04, 2015, 02:03:48 PM
To be fair to him, and its grating to do that, he did have a word with the ref to not book one of our players who had fouled him. He got booked anyway.

Yes he did.

Still a twunt mind.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Percy McCarthy on March 04, 2015, 05:20:18 PM
Would you swap Ben Foster for a cardboard cut out?


He was public enemy number one on their forum last night. Pulis got the silver and Brunt the bronze. They want Myhill in at the weekend.

Another fucking Villa fan? Surely not!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Toronto Villa on March 04, 2015, 05:47:40 PM
Of everyone I think Lescott would get the most stick for me, he looked totally out of his depth and I reckon it's a safe bet that he's the highest paid player they have.

I'm looking forward to Gabby reopening the new tear he has in his arse from last night on Saturday
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Loxton01 on March 04, 2015, 06:08:58 PM
Just been listening to the highlights on wm - Rego is a massive albion fan. Deflated when we score ecstatic when Berahino scored
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on March 04, 2015, 06:30:46 PM
Just been listening to the highlights on wm - Rego is a massive albion fan. Deflated when we score ecstatic when Berahino scored
Didn't he mistake Lowton for Grealish for the pen?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Exeter 77 on March 04, 2015, 06:41:53 PM
Thought I'd listen for a few minutes - lots of squealing from Smethwick and not one call from a Villa fan that I've heard yet.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on March 04, 2015, 06:43:12 PM
Even Stripeyfilth Terry sounded bitter. What he said about the Astle 9th minute applause was a bit unnecessary.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Exeter 77 on March 04, 2015, 06:47:18 PM
Even Stripeyfilth Terry sounded bitter. What he said about the Astle 9th minute applause was a bit unnecessary.
After the way they treated the applause for Stan Petrov I thought it was a bit rich!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LTA on March 04, 2015, 06:48:22 PM
Even Stripeyfilth Terry sounded bitter. What he said about the Astle 9th minute applause was a bit unnecessary.

What was said?  I didn't hear any booing of it where I was if thats what he means...
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on March 04, 2015, 06:54:06 PM
Even Stripeyfilth Terry sounded bitter. What he said about the Astle 9th minute applause was a bit unnecessary.

What was said?  I didn't hear any booing of it where I was if thats what he means...

He said there was booing and some derogatory things shouted in their direction.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LTA on March 04, 2015, 06:57:54 PM
Even Stripeyfilth Terry sounded bitter. What he said about the Astle 9th minute applause was a bit unnecessary.

What was said?  I didn't hear any booing of it where I was if thats what he means...

He said there was booing and some derogatory things shouted in their direction.

As I say, I didn't hear that, but if there was then shame on them.  The're no better than the baggies fans who booed the applause for Stan.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on March 04, 2015, 06:59:46 PM
Franksey has spent most of the hour saying that Hutton should have been sent off.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 04, 2015, 07:00:22 PM
I didn't hear any disrespect for it from The Holte.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on March 04, 2015, 07:02:09 PM
Franksey has spent most of the hour saying that Hutton should have been sent off.

If he says it often enough, then they can put the defeat down to "being robbed by the referee" and not because they're utter shite.

They're Rory Delap away from being Stoke.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on March 04, 2015, 07:06:44 PM
I didn't hear any disrespect for it from The Holte.

There wasn't any, that's why. As far as I could see it was impeccably observed, and then the Bitters still booed us anyway.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LeeB on March 04, 2015, 07:11:30 PM
I didn't hear any disrespect for it from The Holte.

There wasn't any, that's why. As far as I could see it was impeccably observed, and then the Bitters still booed us anyway.

They appear desperate to stoke up the animosity. I think they know deep down that most of us couldn't give a toss about them.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Hoppo on March 04, 2015, 07:20:30 PM
That Terry was a complete bell end tonight. He bores us rigid every night and one Villa fan winds him up and he bit.
What did he expect? The Holte to start singing 'there's only one Jeff Astle.'
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on March 04, 2015, 07:36:42 PM
That Terry was a complete bell end tonight. He bores us rigid every night and one Villa fan winds him up and he bit.
What did he expect? The Holte to start singing 'there's only one Jeff Astle.'

Terry is one of the better one's I think. You get the feeling that you could have a decent chat with him over a pint. He did kind of let himself down tonight though.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Larry Duff on March 04, 2015, 07:47:35 PM
He might not be all that quick on the uptake.  He read out an email he had received that said " I don't know what all the fuss is about Villa winning, they only won because the Albion didn't turn up, they will lose at Sunderland and they will still go down"

He said it was sent by KRO.  Franksy took issue with him.  "Obviously a baggies fan, why didn't they turn up ? it was a local derby"
I think Froggy had a quiet word with him.

That was sent at about 6.20.  I guess from just outside St Andrews.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 04, 2015, 08:50:04 PM
It's not just WM who are hurting.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/comment-bill-howell-west-broms-8768071#rlabs=4
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithe on March 04, 2015, 08:58:35 PM
It's not just WM who are hurting.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/comment-bill-howell-west-broms-8768071#rlabs=4

If you could be arsed to draw up a list of the bitterest, small minded, paranoid arseholes with access to a  typewriter, Baggie Bill wouldnt be far off the top.

We know what you are. A c***.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 04, 2015, 09:02:32 PM
It's not just WM who are hurting.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/comment-bill-howell-west-broms-8768071#rlabs=4

If you could be arsed to draw up a list of the bitterest, small minded, paranoid arseholes with access to a  typewriter, Baggie Bill wouldnt be far off the top.

We know what you are. A c***.

He gets quite a few digs in at the Villa. Strangely enough, I don't remember him saying the same when he was travelling around the world writing about us.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithe on March 04, 2015, 09:15:38 PM
So a two faced hypocritical Albion fan? He joins a long list.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villafirst on March 04, 2015, 09:16:09 PM
It's not just WM who are hurting.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/comment-bill-howell-west-broms-8768071#rlabs=4

If you could be arsed to draw up a list of the bitterest, small minded, paranoid arseholes with access to a  typewriter, Baggie Bill wouldnt be far off the top.

We know what you are. A c***.

He gets quite a few digs in at the Villa. Strangely enough, I don't remember him saying the same when he was travelling around the world writing about us.

He will have even more digs after we've denied them a Wembley day out on Saturday!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: frankmosswasmyuncle on March 04, 2015, 09:43:26 PM
It's not just WM who are hurting.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/comment-bill-howell-west-broms-8768071#rlabs=4
What a load of absolute shite.
Bitter, mean-minded twat.

Does he get paid for writing that stuff?

If his passport states: "journalist" he needs to apologise to the whole profession!

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Hairbandinho on March 04, 2015, 09:45:22 PM
What a pole smoker
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on March 04, 2015, 10:13:13 PM
If you want to read how bitter Baggie Bill is, have a look at his twitter page. It's a bit embarrassing really.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 04, 2015, 10:14:06 PM
It's sad that newspapers have to resort to such obvious provocation to get hits now.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: aj2k77 on March 04, 2015, 10:16:36 PM
I take it Sherwoods little jibe hit a raw nerve then :D

Get in there Tim.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Gareth on March 04, 2015, 10:29:19 PM
It's not just WM who are hurting.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/comment-bill-howell-west-broms-8768071#rlabs=4

Scary that passes for journalism, reads more like the transcript of a bitter drunks voicemail message. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Des Little on March 04, 2015, 10:56:48 PM
Bill Howell has always been a cock. Nothing changes.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on March 04, 2015, 11:04:50 PM
We were the better team. We deservedly won. Their keeper cocked up. We could easily have had a man sent off. We could also have easily had another penalty awarded earlier in the game.

The End.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on March 05, 2015, 01:48:48 AM
I didn't hear any disrespect for it from The Holte.

On the contrary, I heard and saw quite a few people in the Holte joining in with the applause.  To be honest I had completely forgotten about it and it was only when I saw the banner in the away end that I remembered.  Without wishing to sound unkind or disrespectful to Jeff Astle and his family, I suspect this is the reason they do it - so they can claim some kind of moral superiority. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on March 05, 2015, 01:59:28 AM
Franksey has spent most of the hour saying that Hutton should have been sent off.

I listened for a few minutes on the way to the game last night.  Someone phoned in and he was a Villa fan from Birmingham but now lived in Ireland and had been for a number of years.  He said that he was over for the week and had gone to get a ticket for the game last night, but had been refused as the only game on his booking history was the Albion game last season.  He said that the people at the club had explained the situation to him, but of course this was music to Franksy's ears and off he started about what a disgrace it was, mentioning a number of times of course that only 31,000 tickets had been sold.  I switched over at that point, only to go back a few minutes later and he was still talking about it.  He's obsessed.         
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: astonvillan on March 05, 2015, 02:17:44 AM
It's not just WM who are hurting.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/comment-bill-howell-west-broms-8768071#rlabs=4

If you could be arsed to draw up a list of the bitterest, small minded, paranoid arseholes with access to a  typewriter, Baggie Bill wouldnt be far off the top.

We know what you are. A c***.

He gets quite a few digs in at the Villa. Strangely enough, I don't remember him saying the same when he was travelling around the world writing about us.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/video-aston-villa-2-west-8764757

Comment from Bill...

"Can I just say I hate Villa more now than when I turned up"

Also features Gregg Evans - our reporter, an Albion supporter and a supremely odd looking chap. The Midlands media scene is infested with the sad, bitter birds. Bless.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: GarTomas on March 05, 2015, 02:33:52 AM
His own admission is Villa should of been 3 up at half time but then it's s travesty at the end.

Does he understand these big words he's using?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Matt Collins on March 05, 2015, 06:46:22 AM
I've read the articles and watched the video expecting to see a load of deluded nonsense rewriting the game narrative

I really don't see what all the fuss is about. Both agreed we deserved a win. Bill made a joke about hating villa. Would we feel affronted if kendrick made a joke about hating blues? Who cares?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: big 1st serve on March 05, 2015, 07:09:48 AM
Bill Howell, file under no mark local reporter; See Colin Twattum
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on March 05, 2015, 07:18:18 AM
I didn't hear any disrespect for it from The Holte.

On the contrary, I heard and saw quite a few people in the Holte joining in with the applause.  To be honest I had completely forgotten about it and it was only when I saw the banner in the away end that I remembered.  Without wishing to sound unkind or disrespectful to Jeff Astle and his family, I suspect this is the reason they do it - so they can claim some kind of moral superiority. 

I think it's only meant to be for this season, but it wouldn't surprise me if they dragged it into next season as well.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Phil from the upper holte on March 05, 2015, 08:00:51 AM
What a twat, how many tickets have we sold now? I heard the holte is full, wouldn't surprise me as you can't buy tickets
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: rob_bridge on March 05, 2015, 08:10:44 AM
What a twat, how many tickets have we sold now? I heard the holte is full, wouldn't surprise me as you can't buy tickets

I got 2 yesterday in the Upper Trinity. Nothing available in the Holte
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on March 05, 2015, 08:14:14 AM
Over 13500 tickets have been sold in the Holte End which is full. That's only around 500 less than the number of Stripeys who turned up against West Ham.

They idea they can begin to mock us on tickets, when they're the biggest woodwork crawlers going is a joke. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Hookeysmith on March 05, 2015, 08:25:30 AM
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The outcome: West Brom can have few complaints about the result
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Nice little club - But still five points clear, Tim. See you Saturday

Check out a word called "irony"  If all you care about is being above us.................
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: FrankyH on March 05, 2015, 09:14:45 AM
It's not just WM who are hurting.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/comment-bill-howell-west-broms-8768071#rlabs=4

If you could be arsed to draw up a list of the bitterest, small minded, paranoid arseholes with access to a  typewriter, Baggie Bill wouldnt be far off the top.

We know what you are. A c***.

He gets quite a few digs in at the Villa. Strangely enough, I don't remember him saying the same when he was travelling around the world writing about us.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/video-aston-villa-2-west-8764757

Comment from Bill...

"Can I just say I hate Villa more now than when I turned up"

Also features Gregg Evans - our reporter, an Albion supporter and a supremely odd looking chap. The Midlands media scene is infested with the sad, bitter birds. Bless.
Fecking hell , did his mate take his Shoe Laces off him.looks like he is on suicide watch.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: aj2k77 on March 05, 2015, 10:54:23 AM
Greg Evans is a joke of a reporter and lost any credibility when he tried to back Lambert and blame it on the fans as a reason why we have been shit.

God knows what they are going to do when the Mail goes down the toilet because no one else is going to pay them to be petty about everything Villa and no one is interested in Stoke, I mean Albion.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on March 05, 2015, 01:44:24 PM
Fair play the The Mail for having a sense of humour and forcing Albion fans to cover The Villa.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on March 06, 2015, 06:45:35 PM
It's not just WM who are hurting.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/comment-bill-howell-west-broms-8768071#rlabs=4

If you could be arsed to draw up a list of the bitterest, small minded, paranoid arseholes with access to a  typewriter, Baggie Bill wouldnt be far off the top.

We know what you are. A c***.

He gets quite a few digs in at the Villa. Strangely enough, I don't remember him saying the same when he was travelling around the world writing about us.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/video-aston-villa-2-west-8764757

Comment from Bill...

"Can I just say I hate Villa more now than when I turned up"

Also features Gregg Evans - our reporter, an Albion supporter and a supremely odd looking chap. The Midlands media scene is infested with the sad, bitter birds. Bless.

That "little club" comment seems to really have got under their skin, as Bill Howell has written another article about it in the Evening Mail today. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villafirst on March 07, 2015, 07:12:34 AM
What's happened to Mat Kendrick? He was the best for Villa coverage.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on March 07, 2015, 07:47:40 AM
What's happened to Mat Kendrick? He was the best for Villa coverage.

I think he was behind the camera for that vid. Sounded like him anyway. I think he was put in a broader role at the mail?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pooligan on March 08, 2015, 08:15:37 AM
WM having to report on two Villa victories in less than a week over the bitter birds, how depressed they must be feeling. No doubt Franks and Rego and the rest of the sad tossers will be concentrating on the pitch invasions rather than the football
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: OzVilla on March 08, 2015, 08:33:41 AM
WM having to report on two Villa victories in less than a week over the bitter birds, how depressed they must be feeling. No doubt Franks and Rego and the rest of the sad tossers will be concentrating on the pitch invasions rather than the football

Yes, probably the most predictable thing since Robbie Savage outed hiself as being 'unpopular'.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: amfy on March 08, 2015, 09:46:23 AM
I wonder if they'd swap Pulis for Sherwood now?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on March 08, 2015, 09:50:21 AM
Well, at least we know the answer to their favourite question now, how many Villa players would get in the Albion team?

At least 11.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on March 08, 2015, 10:32:20 AM
Oh and you won't be surprised to learn that Bill Howell hasn't posted on twitter since Delph's first goal. Can't think why.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: OzVilla on March 08, 2015, 10:38:27 AM
His match report in the Mail Online is Twattumesque.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pooligan on March 08, 2015, 10:42:26 AM
I wonder if WM noticed we beat them without the spine of our team ie Guzan,Vlarr,and Benteke,plus regulars Hutton and Cissko
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on March 08, 2015, 10:43:43 AM
Or Vullarr as Franksy insists on calling him.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 08, 2015, 02:11:10 PM
An unbiased match report... http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/match-reports/updated-aston-villa-2-west-8794787
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on March 08, 2015, 02:16:47 PM
An unbiased match report... http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/match-reports/updated-aston-villa-2-west-8794787

So the Yacob sending off was a Guildford 4 level miscarriage of justice but Grealish's doesn't merit any comment beyond the fact that it happened. Hmm.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Karlos96 on March 08, 2015, 02:19:39 PM
An unbiased match report... http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/match-reports/updated-aston-villa-2-west-8794787

That is pathetic, how he can call himself a journalist is beyond me.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: GarTomas on March 08, 2015, 02:24:25 PM
He makes them sound like Brazil.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on March 08, 2015, 02:24:40 PM
An unbiased match report... http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/match-reports/updated-aston-villa-2-west-8794787

I don't remember them being that dominant in the first half.  They started pretty well, but I thought by the half way stage of the half we had got a decent foothold in the game, although we kept giving the ball away.  They had the one real chance in the first half, but we had far more in the second period and I don't think our dominance in the second 45 is reflected at all in that piece. 

Classic Albion revisionism and I'm sure by the end of the week the narrative will be that they were the better side who created all the chances and the red card changed the game. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on March 08, 2015, 02:28:00 PM
An unbiased match report... http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/match-reports/updated-aston-villa-2-west-8794787

I don't remember them being that dominant in the first half.  They started pretty well, but I thought by the half way stage of the half we had got a decent foothold in the game, although we kept giving the ball away.  They had the one real chance in the first half, but we had far more in the second period and I don't think our dominance in the second 45 is reflected at all in that piece. 

Classic Albion revisionism and I'm sure by the end of the week the narrative will be that they were the better side who created all the chances and the red card changed the game. 

Yes. They were the better side for about 20-25 minutes but only had one real sniff after that.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LeeB on March 08, 2015, 02:28:31 PM
An unbiased match report... http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/match-reports/updated-aston-villa-2-west-8794787

So the Yacob sending off was a Guildford 4 level miscarriage of justice but Grealish's doesn't merit any comment beyond the fact that it happened. Hmm.

On first viewing it looks nothing, but watch his right foot scrape down Bacuna's knee when you see it from behind.

The snidely twat.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 08, 2015, 02:29:09 PM
WM can suck my balls while they are watching us at Wembley.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: rob_bridge on March 08, 2015, 02:38:25 PM
An unbiased match report... http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/match-reports/updated-aston-villa-2-west-8794787


Like a spoof report fron DPRK state media outlet.


'.... Dawson was booked for a tackle....'
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on March 08, 2015, 02:40:26 PM
No wonder he didn't tweet for 16 hours. All that bitterness must have taken it out of him.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on March 08, 2015, 02:40:58 PM
WM can suck my balls while they are watching us at Wembley.

They'll probably not cover it and go with Crewe v Walsall live instead.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on March 08, 2015, 02:42:34 PM
An unbiased match report... http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/match-reports/updated-aston-villa-2-west-8794787

I don't remember them being that dominant in the first half.  They started pretty well, but I thought by the half way stage of the half we had got a decent foothold in the game, although we kept giving the ball away.  They had the one real chance in the first half, but we had far more in the second period and I don't think our dominance in the second 45 is reflected at all in that piece. 

Classic Albion revisionism and I'm sure by the end of the week the narrative will be that they were the better side who created all the chances and the red card changed the game. 

Yes. They were the better side for about 20-25 minutes but only had one real sniff after that.

Totally agree Richard.  They were totally blown away in the second half, mainly due to their lack of pace in midfield and at the back.  They were well beaten, but they can't accept that so it all has to be about Yacob's red card and the pitch invasion.  Some idiots I've seen on Twitter are trying to save face by claiming that they "ran Villa at their own ground", while also condemning the pitch invasions in the same message. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on March 08, 2015, 02:42:36 PM
WM can suck my balls while they are watching us at Wembley.
An image to join tubgirl in gross-outness
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Matt Collins on March 08, 2015, 03:46:25 PM
An unbiased match report... http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/match-reports/updated-aston-villa-2-west-8794787

So the Yacob sending off was a Guildford 4 level miscarriage of justice but Grealish's doesn't merit any comment beyond the fact that it happened. Hmm.

On first viewing it looks nothing, but watch his right foot scrape down Bacuna's knee when you see it from behind.

The snidely twat.

There's no way that was a booking. He'd be doing well to scrape his foot down a players leg who's sliding in at that speed
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithe on March 08, 2015, 04:44:20 PM
An unbiased match report... http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/match-reports/updated-aston-villa-2-west-8794787

I wouldn't argue with too much of that, they bossed the first half and were mullered in the second. It wasnt a foul, let alone a red card and they missed two absolute sitters before being blown away when we decided to start playing.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Matt Collins on March 08, 2015, 04:50:47 PM
Yeah but you're not allowed to sat that

You have to read anti villa bias into everything.

As shearer said at half time. West brom weren't great but they were competent and miles better than us

Then we blew them away in the second half. But it is true to say they missed two absolute sitters.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: hilts_coolerking on March 08, 2015, 04:52:56 PM
Yeah but you're not allowed to sat that

You have to read anti villa bias into everything.

As shearer said at half time. West brom weren't great but they were competent and miles better than us

Then we blew them away in the second half. But it is true to say they missed two absolute sitters.
Yep agree with all of that.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: DB on March 08, 2015, 05:06:12 PM
I gave WM a chance on the way back y-day. Christ, never heard so much bias against us, mainly coming from Paul Franks. Never giving going to them again.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Somniloquism on March 08, 2015, 06:44:40 PM
An unbiased match report... http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/match-reports/updated-aston-villa-2-west-8794787

So the Yacob sending off was a Guildford 4 level miscarriage of justice but Grealish's doesn't merit any comment beyond the fact that it happened. Hmm.

On first viewing it looks nothing, but watch his right foot scrape down Bacuna's knee when you see it from behind.

The snidely twat.

There's no way that was a booking. He'd be doing well to scrape his foot down a players leg who's sliding in at that speed

I said at the time that it was the motion he made (ie a slight jump in) that caused the ref to make that decision. I don't think it warranted a foul on review and he should have been helped by his linesman. Also, it might be just the typical football thing of claiming everything, but our own bench reacted to that movement as well.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Michel Sibble on March 08, 2015, 06:46:40 PM
It was a stamp, exactly the type of motion you'd do if you wanted to go in two footed. Fully justified card.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ad@m on March 08, 2015, 07:14:43 PM
It was a stamp, exactly the type of motion you'd do if you wanted to go in two footed. Fully justified card.

Exactly. If it was a proper stamp it would've been a straight red. As it was a half hearted stamp he got a yellow. Reading the Albion forum he does it all the time and regularly gets yellow cards for it. Knowing this, and the fact he was already on a yellow, he deserved sending off for sheer stupidity alone.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on March 08, 2015, 07:37:15 PM
Yeah but you're not allowed to sat that

You have to read anti villa bias into everything.

As shearer said at half time. West brom weren't great but they were competent and miles better than us

Then we blew them away in the second half. But it is true to say they missed two absolute sitters.

Disagree Matt.  I thought they were clearly the better side in the first 20 or so minutes, only for us to get a foothold as the half went on without playing too well.  Even though they started brightly, they only created one clear cut chance. 

As for Shearer, well as we saw in the build up to the Newcastle game, the Geordie opinions on Villa are to be filed alongside those coming out of Small Heath and Sandwell. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Grande Pablo on March 08, 2015, 07:44:37 PM
Pearce or WM?  Radio 3 here I come.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on March 08, 2015, 07:45:32 PM
It was a stamp, exactly the type of motion you'd do if you wanted to go in two footed. Fully justified card.

Exactly. If it was a proper stamp it would've been a straight red. As it was a half hearted stamp he got a yellow. Reading the Albion forum he does it all the time and regularly gets yellow cards for it. Knowing this, and the fact he was already on a yellow, he deserved sending off for sheer stupidity alone.

He got booked on Tuesday night and continued fouling afterwards so he was lucky not to be suspended anyway.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: jcsutv on March 08, 2015, 07:50:59 PM
Yeah but you're not allowed to sat that

You have to read anti villa bias into everything.

As shearer said at half time. West brom weren't great but they were competent and miles better than us

Then we blew them away in the second half. But it is true to say they missed two absolute sitters.

Disagree Matt.  I thought they were clearly the better side in the first 20 or so minutes, only for us to get a foothold as the half went on without playing too well.  Even though they started brightly, they only created one clear cut chance. 

As for Shearer, well as we saw in the build up to the Newcastle game, the Geordie opinions on Villa are to be filed alongside those coming out of Small Heath and Sandwell. 

Shearer is usually very quick to get behind Villa.  I think he is very objective where we are concerned and I agreed with his first half summary.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on March 08, 2015, 07:57:17 PM
I see the stripeyfilth have issued a statement regarding yesterday. They thanked the majority of fans who behaved during difficult circumstances. I presume losing 2-0 is classed as difficult.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: glinch on March 08, 2015, 08:03:05 PM
It was a stamp, exactly the type of motion you'd do if you wanted to go in two footed. Fully justified card.

Exactly. If it was a proper stamp it would've been a straight red. As it was a half hearted stamp he got a yellow. Reading the Albion forum he does it all the time and regularly gets yellow cards for it. Knowing this, and the fact he was already on a yellow, he deserved sending off for sheer stupidity alone.

He got booked on Tuesday night and continued fouling afterwards so he was lucky not to be suspended anyway.

I don't disagree that he has a bad reputation, but I don't think it was a foul. He goes in with the inside of his right foot firmly. I think everybody's reactions has got him sent off. If you watch the ref he actually begins to continue with the play then checks his movement.

I actually think Bacuna was at fault and feigned injury as he might have felt he was also. His right leg comes in high and hits the player.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on March 08, 2015, 08:25:43 PM

I actually think Bacuna was at fault and feigned injury as he might have felt he was also. His right leg comes in high and hits the player.

I think thats right. Bacuna was playing up being hurt to try and avoid getting carded himself. I imagine he was as amazed as anyone when he saw the refs decision.

The ref had a terrible game but I am not sure it influenced the result. We were well on top at that point anyway.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: glinch on March 08, 2015, 08:37:32 PM
Yeah, I would say he was glad to blow that final whistle and get out of B6! The pitch invasion has did him a favour in the end up.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on March 08, 2015, 08:42:55 PM
The whole "the media hate us" thing is utter nonsense.

They ignore us when we don't do anything of note, and they pay attention when we do. How many other clubs have had recent managers as media-loved as MON and Sherwood, for example?

If we start to do things and to get things right, they will pay attention. The reason they go on and on about London and the north west is that is where all the trophies go (rightly or wrongly).

If we won things, or started to look like we might, they'd pay us more attention.

However, that's the national media I am referring to. WM really, genuinely do hate us, you only need to listen for ten minutes to understand that. They absolutely love Albion and absolutely hate Villa.

They aren't a proper local radio station, they are an elaborate, BBC-funded trolling operation.

The BBC do this region a disservice by never spending any money here and by having a Birmingham operation that consists of a few secretaries and  the bloke who emails the Archers mp3 down to London every day, but they do the region even more damage by having that piss poor excuse for a radio station going out of its way to not support the region's only proper football club.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on March 08, 2015, 08:54:06 PM

However, that's the national media I am referring to. WM really, genuinely do hate us, you only need to listen for ten minutes to understand that. They absolutely love Albion and absolutely hate Villa.

They aren't a proper local radio station, they are an elaborate, BBC-funded trolling operation.

This is true. I think the main problem is with the BBC who simply will not fire anybody, no matter how obviously incompetent. Radio WM is one example, Lawro & Pat Murphy are two others.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: ozzjim on March 08, 2015, 09:23:11 PM
Yacob jumped in with both feet off the floor, and his right clear boshes and then scrapes down Bacuna. It was a foul, and a yellow card.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithe on March 08, 2015, 09:46:49 PM
Yacob jumped in with both feet off the floor, and his right clear boshes and then scrapes down Bacuna. It was a foul, and a yellow card.

Was it fuck. I cheered it like a 30 yard screamer into the Holte net mind.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: ozzjim on March 08, 2015, 10:43:21 PM
Watch it in slow mo, he comes down on his knee with both feet off the ground.

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithe on March 08, 2015, 10:48:42 PM
Good tackle, if he was one of ours Id have been incredulous, as it was hes a dirty argie bastard.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: glinch on March 08, 2015, 11:42:05 PM
Watch it in slow mo, he comes down on his knee with both feet off the ground.



I know this is the WM thread and its getting a little sidetracked but I have to disagree. If you have to watch it in slo mo to see both his feet off the ground its stretching it a bit. In slo mo a tackle can look a hell of a lot worse. He doesn't come down on his knee, he squares up firmly against the ball, trying to ensure its going to remain in his possession. The type of tackle you want to see your midfielders going in for, strong, and winning. In slo mo Bacuna goes over the ball with his leg and hits him. Was a firm block tackle by the baggies player for me.

If you see a replay, the refs reaction is a bit telling in my opinion.


Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on March 08, 2015, 11:44:15 PM
It was absolutely nothing like a foul. There was absolutely zero reaction from the fans stood a few yards from it, either, nothing.

Lawrenson is a twat but he was right on that, if that's a yellow card then we might as well give up.

See also the Grealish sending off. Utter nonsense.

The ref totally lost it.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Pat McMahon on March 09, 2015, 12:08:33 AM
Good tackle, if he was one of ours Id have been incredulous, as it was hes a dirty argie bastard.

I again agree with your assessment.

The diplomatic service's loss is H & V's gain.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ad@m on March 09, 2015, 07:30:45 AM
It was absolutely nothing like a foul. There was absolutely zero reaction from the fans stood a few yards from it, either, nothing.

Lawrenson is a twat but he was right on that, if that's a yellow card then we might as well give up.

See also the Grealish sending off. Utter nonsense.

The ref totally lost it.

The ref had an absolute mare. I don't know what experience of big games he has but he seemed overawed by the occasion. Stopping the game because a balloon had blown on to the pitch was farcical.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Pete3206 on March 09, 2015, 08:14:58 AM
Yacob jumped in with both feet off the floor, and his right clear boshes and then scrapes down Bacuna. It was a foul, and a yellow card.

Nice try mate. No chance.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: UK Redsox on March 09, 2015, 09:11:43 AM
The ref had an absolute mare. I don't know what experience of big games he has but he seemed overawed by the occasion. Stopping the game because a balloon had blown on to the pitch was farcical.

Not as farcical as having all the balloons in the first place.

Were the balloons provided by the club. If so, that's a very small-time thing to do
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LeeB on March 09, 2015, 09:45:48 AM
Yacob jumped in with both feet off the floor, and his right clear boshes and then scrapes down Bacuna. It was a foul, and a yellow card.

Nice try mate. No chance.

It was well disguised, but it's there. He seems to have previous for it as well.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Billy Walker on March 09, 2015, 09:47:53 AM
It was a yellow all day for me.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: peter w on March 09, 2015, 09:53:29 AM
Why did he have to jump into the tackle? Bacuna slid for about 20 yards, slowed down and stopped a couple of yards from where yacob was. Anyway, I'd say it was a 50/50 call if Yacob hadn't apparently had previous for doing it.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: chrisw1 on March 09, 2015, 02:22:43 PM
The ref had an absolute mare. I don't know what experience of big games he has but he seemed overawed by the occasion. Stopping the game because a balloon had blown on to the pitch was farcical.

Not as farcical as having all the balloons in the first place.

Were the balloons provided by the club. If so, that's a very small-time thing to do

Ah bollocks.  Everythings 'small time' to some people.  It was a bit of fun and added to the atmosphere.  If the club joined in then that's great.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: papa lazarou on March 09, 2015, 04:12:32 PM
It'll be a belter tonight. I usually tune in if I'm driving home that time of night, I receive some form of mild masochistic pleasure from it. It's like watching Sharkando or Mega Piranha when pissed - you know it's a waste of time and utterly ridiculous but you continue the suffering and chuckle at it's futility..
How will the invaders be regarded - mindless hooligans or passionate supporters?
We await Franksy's verdict with great anticipation.

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: rob_bridge on March 09, 2015, 04:17:58 PM
It'll be a belter tonight. I usually tune in if I'm driving home that time of night, I receive some form of mild masochistic pleasure from it. It's like watching Sharkando or Mega Piranha when pissed - you know it's a waste of time and utterly ridiculous but you continue the suffering and chuckle at it's futility..
How will the invaders be regarded - mindless hooligans or passionate supporters?
We await Franksy's verdict with great anticipation.

What time is this Franksy's show on at?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: papa lazarou on March 09, 2015, 04:23:56 PM
It'll be a belter tonight. I usually tune in if I'm driving home that time of night, I receive some form of mild masochistic pleasure from it. It's like watching Sharkando or Mega Piranha when pissed - you know it's a waste of time and utterly ridiculous but you continue the suffering and chuckle at it's futility..
How will the invaders be regarded - mindless hooligans or passionate supporters?
We await Franksy's verdict with great anticipation.

What time is this Franksy's show on at?
6:00 till 7:00 pm
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: rob_bridge on March 09, 2015, 04:27:35 PM
It'll be a belter tonight. I usually tune in if I'm driving home that time of night, I receive some form of mild masochistic pleasure from it. It's like watching Sharkando or Mega Piranha when pissed - you know it's a waste of time and utterly ridiculous but you continue the suffering and chuckle at it's futility..
How will the invaders be regarded - mindless hooligans or passionate supporters?
We await Franksy's verdict with great anticipation.


What time is this Franksy's show on at?
6:00 till 7:00 pm

Ta
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: steffo on March 09, 2015, 04:41:02 PM
I'll give it until 6.13pm before we have a Real Barcelona Albion (purist) supporter calling for Pulis's head.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Goldie.7 on March 09, 2015, 04:41:28 PM
Eddie is going to be fun tonight  ;D
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: papa lazarou on March 09, 2015, 04:47:06 PM
Eddie is going to be fun tonight  ;D
After some comments last week, Eddie said that the definition of a Brummie is a Black Country Mon with his brains bashed out.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Somniloquism on March 09, 2015, 04:50:10 PM
See also the Grealish sending off. Utter nonsense.

The ref totally lost it.

However see Grealish apparently stick his left foot out to catch Lescott as he is going past. Might have been accidental but also might have been trying to ensure he connected with the defender so he gets a decision for being tripped. As I said, I didn't agree with both decisions but I can see why both were given a certain way.

As for the Balloon issue, I never saw the first half and BBC text guys have been Arses in the past and particularly last night, but they indicated it was a beach ball. However after the Sunderland farce several years ago, haven't the refs been more vigilant and trying to stop a repeat from happening.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Goldie.7 on March 09, 2015, 04:57:01 PM
Eddie is going to be fun tonight  ;D
After some comments last week, Eddie said that the definition of a Brummie is a Black Country Mon with his brains bashed out.

Yeah before he said that Franksy had to jump in because he thought he was going to start 'effing and blinding' again which I found hilarious.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: itbrvilla on March 09, 2015, 04:58:42 PM
Can we shoot the next person who describes something we do as 'Small Time'?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: cdward on March 09, 2015, 05:03:11 PM
Can we shoot the next person who describes something we do as 'Small Time'?
Yeah, i agree big time.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave shelley on March 09, 2015, 05:03:16 PM
This is what I call small time:

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSQoyoBvKGnKvSECjoTkr2bXiHJosXcm0lh9yzDb3IJdpEGX-VD
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Dr Butler on March 09, 2015, 05:19:40 PM
This is what I call small time:

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSQoyoBvKGnKvSECjoTkr2bXiHJosXcm0lh9yzDb3IJdpEGX-VD


watch it you ;)

UTV
The Doc
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: thick_mike on March 09, 2015, 05:22:21 PM
This is what I call small time:

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSQoyoBvKGnKvSECjoTkr2bXiHJosXcm0lh9yzDb3IJdpEGX-VD


watch it you ;)

UTV
The Doc

You're winding us up
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Exeter 77 on March 09, 2015, 06:17:51 PM
Returning to the WM debate - a guy called Macca has just tied a self-righteous Franks up in a knot.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave shelley on March 09, 2015, 06:19:23 PM
What'd 'e say, what'd 'e say?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villafirst on March 09, 2015, 06:20:21 PM
Franksy already saying "gloss has been taken off FA Cup win" He has to start with negative comments!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Exeter 77 on March 09, 2015, 06:23:38 PM
What'd 'e say, what'd 'e say?
He was talking about how he (Franks) was talking about a non-violent Villa pitch invasion as if World War 3 had broken out while glossing over the violent actions of Albion fans.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Phil from the upper holte on March 09, 2015, 06:27:03 PM
Here we go, Albion fan villa deserve it. Franksy, well if Brown had scored...oh shut up
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: walsall villain on March 09, 2015, 06:28:54 PM
3rd call in, idiot Villa fan spouting off who wasn't at the game. That's it for me. This 'phone in' is all I thought it would be.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: The Man With A Stick on March 09, 2015, 06:30:04 PM
This is a new low, even by their usual standards.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: MONCABA on March 09, 2015, 06:32:25 PM
Paul franks is a sad prick who loves winding villa fans up. Fuc£ him the twat. He'll  be the first one clamouring to cover the wembley  game.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on March 09, 2015, 06:38:02 PM
What a gimp that Villa fan from Bourneville was.

It's pathetic the way the media are carrying on about this, yet the most serious incident at the Wolves which has seen a Watford fan hospitalised.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: MONCABA on March 09, 2015, 06:41:20 PM
What a gimp that Villa fan from Bourneville was.

He was probably  a stooge paid to call in and slag us off.

It's pathetic the way the media are carrying on about this, yet the most serious incident at the Wolves which has seen a Watford fan hospitalised.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on March 09, 2015, 06:41:53 PM
Liam from Bournville, you weren't even at the game so you knew nothing about the mood of the fans at the end.
A jubilant pitch invasion not a sinister aggressive one. Get a grip.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: The Man With A Stick on March 09, 2015, 06:43:17 PM
Was that the arse who said he'd close the club down?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: The Man With A Stick on March 09, 2015, 06:44:20 PM
Oh, they're off now.

WIM AY AD NOW LUCK.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on March 09, 2015, 06:45:31 PM
Was that the arse who said he'd close the club down?

A Villa fan apparently.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: N'ZMAV on March 09, 2015, 06:46:00 PM
Was that the arse who said he'd close the club down?
Paul Franks?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on March 09, 2015, 06:47:11 PM
Was that the arse who said he'd close the club down?
Paul Franks?

Very good.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: cheltenhamlion on March 09, 2015, 06:47:52 PM
Oh, they're off now.

WIM AY AD NOW LUCK.

Strike four. Like button pressed again.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villafirst on March 09, 2015, 06:48:06 PM
Was that the arse who said he'd close the club down?

A Villa fan, who didn't go, suggested we should be denied our place at Wembly; basically kicked out of the competition! This is way way over the top....
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: The Man With A Stick on March 09, 2015, 06:53:13 PM
Have they mentioned the Watford fan who's still in critical condition after going to the custard bowl on Saturday?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Phil from the upper holte on March 09, 2015, 06:53:53 PM
Atmosphere wasn't toxic you knob
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on March 09, 2015, 06:55:28 PM
The bloke who's on now won't be happy till football is completely and utterly sanitised.
He'd be better off at the opera.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on March 09, 2015, 06:56:50 PM
What a bore this Villa fan, Aaron, is.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: mrfuse on March 09, 2015, 06:58:13 PM
Returning to the WM debate - a guy called Macca has just tied a self-righteous Franks up in a knot.

Yeah he talked some sense but was ridiculed for it.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Monty on March 09, 2015, 06:58:40 PM
The bloke who's on now won't be happy till football is completely and utterly sanitised.
He'd be better off at the opera.

In Italy they sometimes throw things at the opera if they don't like it. So he'd probably find that a bit tough too.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Phil from the upper holte on March 09, 2015, 06:59:33 PM
It's the  mi majority franksy
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on March 09, 2015, 07:01:19 PM
"Call me Franksy" just can't bring himself to criticise the Baggies.
He started the show off with "the gloss was taken off the win", and he more or less finished with it.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Exeter 77 on March 09, 2015, 07:04:38 PM
Where do they find these people? They don't seem like fans I've ever come across if any club. If I didn't know better I'd think that they'd been set up by the BBC.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Tony Erdington on March 09, 2015, 09:01:18 PM
Frankinstine is as about articulate as the guy who sells the big issue outside the studio,

wait a minute.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: The Man With A Stick on March 09, 2015, 09:07:44 PM
It's a long way off, but if we manage to win the bloody thing (imagine saying that a month ago) I'm sure our friends at Radio Wolves Media will try their hardest to take some of the shine off it.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villa in Denmark on March 09, 2015, 09:10:04 PM
Frankinstine is as about articulate as the guy who sells the big issue outside the studio,

wait a minute.
Take that back.

I've spoken with some quite erudite Big Issue Sellers.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithe on March 09, 2015, 09:10:29 PM
If anyone who was there didn't like that atmosphere then maybe other games other than football might be better for them.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on March 09, 2015, 09:15:07 PM
"Call me Franksy" just can't bring himself to criticise the Baggies.
He started the show off with "the gloss was taken off the win", and he more or less finished with it.

It's ready been mentioned, but the bit where the Albion fan said we deserved it, but Call Me Franksy had to chip in with "yeah but if Brown had scored". It made my football hating wife laugh.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Tony Erdington on March 09, 2015, 09:15:46 PM
Frankinstine is as about articulate as the guy who sells the big issue outside the studio,

wait a minute.
Take that back.

I've spoken with some quite erudite Big Issue Sellers.

yes sorry my mistake, he was selling "tired and weary" 

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: The Man With A Stick on March 09, 2015, 09:16:53 PM
If anyone who was there didn't like that atmosphere then maybe other games other than football might be better for them.

Exactly.  Wasps only play down the A45 now so they've got no excuse.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villa in Denmark on March 09, 2015, 09:58:19 PM
If anyone who was there didn't like that atmosphere then maybe other games other than football might be better for them.

Exactly.  Wasps only play down the A45 now so they've got no excuse.

I think chess, bridge or maybe croquet may be mire suited to some of these lick spittle journalists.

It's almost become a McCarthy or Rev. Harris hysteria where people rush to condemn pretty much nothing for fear of being condemned themselves.

"Hard on football suppoerters, hard on the causes of football supporters" to paraphrase an earlier puke inducing political catchphrase.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on March 09, 2015, 10:15:18 PM
My listening day is now complete with the return of Adrian 'Mr Albion' Goldberg to breakfast radio.Why don't they just broadcast from The Hawthorns?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villan For Life on March 09, 2015, 10:35:09 PM
Not WM, but the Midlands Today bulletin at 10.30 carried an interview with the country's most senior football police officer. The Beeb claim that he warned the club about a derby with a Saturday evening kick off. So we have control over kick off times in a round when all four ties are televised live then.

The BBC gets more sensationalist by the week, or is Franksy now in charge of Midlands Today?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Des Little on March 09, 2015, 10:44:57 PM
If anyone who was there didn't like that atmosphere then maybe other games other than football might be better for them.

Exactly. What kind of atmosphere did people expect at a local derby FA Cup quarter final? No one condones the stupid antics with seats and the like, but it was always going to be feisty. Anyone thinking otherwise hasn't been to enough matches or is incredibly naive.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SoccerHQ on March 09, 2015, 11:48:59 PM
WM are a complete and utter embarrasment nowadays.

I generally don't subscribe to the view there's an anti-Villa bias in the media. The simple truth is hardly anyone writes about us because we haven't been relevant these last few years and indeed we got plenty of praise with our british squad in the MON days.

I do however subscribe to the view that WM are bias against the biggest club on their patch and are always taking pot shots at us even now when we are winning games.

I have no issue with them debating the pitch invasions but letting callers on saying we should be thrown out of the cup when they know there is no chance of this happening is comical.

As I've said elsewhere when SHA invaded the pitch in 2010 they got fined 20k so that is the guide although it will probably be more with all this press.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on March 09, 2015, 11:53:50 PM
Was that the arse who said he'd close the club down?
Liam from Bournville, you weren't even at the game so you knew nothing about the mood of the fans at the end.
A jubilant pitch invasion not a sinister aggressive one. Get a grip.

It was Liam the baggy who comes on here.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: OzVilla on March 10, 2015, 06:03:52 AM
That's interesting if it was.  I like Liam, he's quite reasonable on here but when you read some of his posts over on their forum about the Villa his ingrained hatred of all things Claret and Blue really comes out.

I've pissed myself this week reading www.westbrom.com  Also they've hardly any posters.  Their World Cup Cricket thread for example is 1 page long while their post match thread is 9 about pages - can you imagine the length of ours in similar circumstances.  It would appear being a ''little club'' also extends to online forums too.

 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: DeKuip on March 10, 2015, 11:46:49 AM
Genuine question as I haven't listened to local radio for donkey's years - WM is embarrassingly poor for a BBC station and I can't stand listening to commercial radio a s I get ad rage - but is Tom Ross still active, and on which station? For a nose I always found him ok and someone who had a real passion for the game who you felt did it for the love of it.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LeeS on March 10, 2015, 12:30:37 PM
Genuine question as I haven't listened to local radio for donkey's years - WM is embarrassingly poor for a BBC station and I can't stand listening to commercial radio a s I get ad rage - but is Tom Ross still active, and on which station? For a nose I always found him ok and someone who had a real passion for the game who you felt did it for the love of it.

Tom "They break yer bleedin' 'art" Ross

I used to love the callers who rang his show and before he had chance to cut them off would spout a load of expletives. It enraged him.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villa in Denmark on March 10, 2015, 12:32:17 PM
That's interesting if it was.  I like Liam, he's quite reasonable on here but when you read some of his posts over on their forum about the Villa his ingrained hatred of all things Claret and Blue really comes out.

I've pissed myself this week reading www.westbrom.com  Also they've hardly any posters.  Their World Cup Cricket thread for example is 1 page long while their post match thread is 9 about pages - can you imagine the length of ours in similar circumstances.  It would appear being a ''little club'' also extends to online forums too.

 

Just had a look.
I particularly like this one on the Tony Pulis thread
Quote from: WestBrom.com
Still have nightmares about the Brendon Batson back pass. We do seem to exist only to be a charity for Aston Villa.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: The Man With A Stick on March 10, 2015, 12:35:48 PM
Genuine question as I haven't listened to local radio for donkey's years - WM is embarrassingly poor for a BBC station and I can't stand listening to commercial radio a s I get ad rage - but is Tom Ross still active, and on which station? For a nose I always found him ok and someone who had a real passion for the game who you felt did it for the love of it.

Tom "They break yer bleedin' 'art" Ross

I used to love the callers who rang his show and before he had chance to cut them off would spout a load of expletives. It enraged him.

It drrrrrrrrives yer barmy!

Also, his constant wittering on about any club from south of Watford being "big-time Charlies".
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on March 10, 2015, 12:44:09 PM
Local radio is dreadful.

All traffic reports, unfunny male-female breakfast show pairings who think they're hilarious, dreadful sport coverage, phone-in competitions every three minutes and presenters who make you embarrassed of where you come from.

It is basically like a locally targeted, looped, sound-only version of The One Show, all insipid rubbish, badly delivered by simpering cretins.

It all sounds suspiciously like it is aimed at the dimmest members of society. WM is bad, but it's really not as if the commercial alternatives are any better.

When i attain a Putin-like grip on the running of this country, one of the first things I will do is abolish it. I'll institute a radio channel that only delivers traffic reports (like that one for French motorways), and the likes of Paul "Call Me Franksy" Franks will find themselves up in front of a peoples' court on charges of being massive, massive bell ends.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: ozzjim on March 10, 2015, 01:00:16 PM
Local radio is dreadful.

All traffic reports, unfunny male-female breakfast show pairings who think they're hilarious, dreadful sport coverage, phone-in competitions every three minutes and presenters who make you embarrassed of where you come from.

It is basically like a locally targeted, looped, sound-only version of The One Show, all insipid rubbish, badly delivered by simpering cretins.

It all sounds suspiciously like it is aimed at the dimmest members of society. WM is bad, but it's really not as if the commercial alternatives are any better.

When i attain a Putin-like grip on the running of this country, one of the first things I will do is abolish it. I'll institute a radio channel that only delivers traffic reports (like that one for French motorways), and the likes of Paul "Call Me Franksy" Franks will find themselves up in front of a peoples' court on charges of being massive, massive bell ends.

You have my vote.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on March 10, 2015, 01:04:38 PM
Local radio is dreadful.

All traffic reports, unfunny male-female breakfast show pairings who think they're hilarious, dreadful sport coverage, phone-in competitions every three minutes and presenters who make you embarrassed of where you come from.

It is basically like a locally targeted, looped, sound-only version of The One Show, all insipid rubbish, badly delivered by simpering cretins.

It all sounds suspiciously like it is aimed at the dimmest members of society. WM is bad, but it's really not as if the commercial alternatives are any better.

When i attain a Putin-like grip on the running of this country, one of the first things I will do is abolish it. I'll institute a radio channel that only delivers traffic reports (like that one for French motorways), and the likes of Paul "Call Me Franksy" Franks will find themselves up in front of a peoples' court on charges of being massive, massive bell ends.

You have my vote.

Benevolent dictators don't require votes.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithe on March 10, 2015, 01:21:24 PM
Local radio is dreadful.

All traffic reports, unfunny male-female breakfast show pairings who think they're hilarious, dreadful sport coverage, phone-in competitions every three minutes and presenters who make you embarrassed of where you come from.

It is basically like a locally targeted, looped, sound-only version of The One Show, all insipid rubbish, badly delivered by simpering cretins.

It all sounds suspiciously like it is aimed at the dimmest members of society. WM is bad, but it's really not as if the commercial alternatives are any better.

When i attain a Putin-like grip on the running of this country, one of the first things I will do is abolish it. I'll institute a radio channel that only delivers traffic reports (like that one for French motorways), and the likes of Paul "Call Me Franksy" Franks will find themselves up in front of a peoples' court on charges of being massive, massive bell ends.

You cant say things like that, I'll get Ed Doolan on you,
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: rob_bridge on March 10, 2015, 01:34:40 PM
Tom would always fall for the same trick if Blues got relegated, failed to make the play offs or lost in the play offs.

They'd be a line of Noses ringing up to describe their broken hearts, probably the only time they didn't talk about Villa in their lives and then someone would ring up (normally 6th or 7th caller) and ask Tom how He (Tom) was feeling.

Tom would elucidate that he, like other Noses, was feeling the pain and drone on for a minute or so before said caller would laugh and shout some pro Villa comments at him. Very childish but quite amusing.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Hev on March 10, 2015, 01:57:11 PM
Genuine question as I haven't listened to local radio for donkey's years - WM is embarrassingly poor for a BBC station and I can't stand listening to commercial radio a s I get ad rage - but is Tom Ross still active, and on which station? For a nose I always found him ok and someone who had a real passion for the game who you felt did it for the love of it.

In answer to your question - yes, Tom is still on - he's on Free Radio 80's Birmingham - on DAB or MW 1152.   I'm not sure if he's on FM sometimes too.    He does a good phone in show on a Monday night between 6 and 7 and has Ian Taylor on with him - yes for a Blooser, he is OK I think
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Hev on March 10, 2015, 01:58:22 PM
PS I'm not really a "Newbie" as it says - I joined years ago - just rarely post!  :)
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Pat McMahon on March 10, 2015, 02:06:19 PM
Not WM, but the Midlands Today bulletin at 10.30 carried an interview with the country's most senior football police officer. The Beeb claim that he warned the club about a derby with a Saturday evening kick off. So we have control over kick off times in a round when all four ties are televised live then.

The BBC gets more sensationalist by the week, or is Franksy now in charge of Midlands Today?

I was driving back down (from a meeting on the industrial estate behind the Hawthorns!) and heard that too. He was pretty emphatic in his comments that it was in no way a return to the dark ages.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: DeKuip on March 10, 2015, 02:19:10 PM
Genuine question as I haven't listened to local radio for donkey's years - WM is embarrassingly poor for a BBC station and I can't stand listening to commercial radio a s I get ad rage - but is Tom Ross still active, and on which station? For a nose I always found him ok and someone who had a real passion for the game who you felt did it for the love of it.

In answer to your question - yes, Tom is still on - he's on Free Radio 80's Birmingham - on DAB or MW 1152.   I'm not sure if he's on FM sometimes too.    He does a good phone in show on a Monday night between 6 and 7 and has Ian Taylor on with him - yes for a Blooser, he is OK I think

Thanks, glad he's still working in the game. Decent bloke and good luck to him.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: somec on March 10, 2015, 02:26:01 PM
Tom would always fall for the same trick if Blues got relegated, failed to make the play offs or lost in the play offs.

They'd be a line of Noses ringing up to describe their broken hearts, probably the only time they didn't talk about Villa in their lives and then someone would ring up (normally 6th or 7th caller) and ask Tom how He (Tom) was feeling.

Tom would elucidate that he, like other Noses, was feeling the pain and drone on for a minute or so before said caller would laugh and shout some pro Villa comments at him. Very childish but quite amusing.

Does anyone remember the classic post play off defeat phone in when a young Villa supporting kid, under the age of 10 by the sound of his voice, played 'The laughing policeman' down the phone to Tom?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave shelley on March 10, 2015, 02:40:14 PM
Tom would always fall for the same trick if Blues got relegated, failed to make the play offs or lost in the play offs.

They'd be a line of Noses ringing up to describe their broken hearts, probably the only time they didn't talk about Villa in their lives and then someone would ring up (normally 6th or 7th caller) and ask Tom how He (Tom) was feeling.

Tom would elucidate that he, like other Noses, was feeling the pain and drone on for a minute or so before said caller would laugh and shout some pro Villa comments at him. Very childish but quite amusing.

Does anyone remember the classic post play off defeat phone in when a young Villa supporting kid, under the age of 10 by the sound of his voice, played 'The laughing policeman' down the phone to Tom?

I'm not one who likes to gloat, it has a very nasty habit of coming back and biting you on the arse, but, I would have loved to have heard that.  I'm laughing just thinking about it.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LeeB on March 10, 2015, 04:07:33 PM
Local radio is dreadful.

All traffic reports, unfunny male-female breakfast show pairings who think they're hilarious, dreadful sport coverage, phone-in competitions every three minutes and presenters who make you embarrassed of where you come from.

It is basically like a locally targeted, looped, sound-only version of The One Show, all insipid rubbish, badly delivered by simpering cretins.

It all sounds suspiciously like it is aimed at the dimmest members of society. WM is bad, but it's really not as if the commercial alternatives are any better.

When i attain a Putin-like grip on the running of this country, one of the first things I will do is abolish it. I'll institute a radio channel that only delivers traffic reports (like that one for French motorways), and the likes of Paul "Call Me Franksy" Franks will find themselves up in front of a peoples' court on charges of being massive, massive bell ends.

Get in line pal.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: el león Benidorm on March 10, 2015, 05:22:08 PM
That's interesting if it was.  I like Liam, he's quite reasonable on here but when you read some of his posts over on their forum about the Villa his ingrained hatred of all things Claret and Blue really comes out.

I've pissed myself this week reading www.westbrom.com  Also they've hardly any posters.  Their World Cup Cricket thread for example is 1 page long while their post match thread is 9 about pages - can you imagine the length of ours in similar circumstances.  It would appear being a ''little club'' also extends to online forums too.

I have just perused their excuse for a forum.

After a crap day at work, there is living proof that cousins really should not marry!!

Cheer yourself up and have a look. It's hilarious.

Hot topics like who do you hate more Wolves or Villa

Six fingered fuckwits. Surely that twat Franksy has something to do with it.

 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on March 10, 2015, 05:32:02 PM
That's interesting if it was.  I like Liam, he's quite reasonable on here but when you read some of his posts over on their forum about the Villa his ingrained hatred of all things Claret and Blue really comes out.

I've pissed myself this week reading www.westbrom.com  Also they've hardly any posters.  Their World Cup Cricket thread for example is 1 page long while their post match thread is 9 about pages - can you imagine the length of ours in similar circumstances.  It would appear being a ''little club'' also extends to online forums too.

I have just perused their excuse for a forum.

After a crap day at work, there is living proof that cousins really should not marry!!

Cheer yourself up and have a look. It's hilarious.

Hot topics like who do you hate more Wolves or Villa

Six fingered fuckwits. Surely that twat Franksy has something to do with it.

 

It's a bit harsh on Liam to expect him not to be different when he's on there versus when he's on here. Just human nature, surely?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on March 10, 2015, 05:32:43 PM
That's interesting if it was.  I like Liam, he's quite reasonable on here but when you read some of his posts over on their forum about the Villa his ingrained hatred of all things Claret and Blue really comes out.

I've pissed myself this week reading www.westbrom.com  Also they've hardly any posters. 

They are some real strange types on there. Funny how there hasn't been a single post on the 'Seals watch - Anything Villa' thread since the 3rd of March. Strange.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: AV82EC on March 10, 2015, 05:56:11 PM
Tom would always fall for the same trick if Blues got relegated, failed to make the play offs or lost in the play offs.

They'd be a line of Noses ringing up to describe their broken hearts, probably the only time they didn't talk about Villa in their lives and then someone would ring up (normally 6th or 7th caller) and ask Tom how He (Tom) was feeling.

Tom would elucidate that he, like other Noses, was feeling the pain and drone on for a minute or so before said caller would laugh and shout some pro Villa comments at him. Very childish but quite amusing.

Does anyone remember the classic post play off defeat phone in when a young Villa supporting kid, under the age of 10 by the sound of his voice, played 'The laughing policeman' down the phone to Tom?

I'm not one who likes to gloat, it has a very nasty habit of coming back and biting you on the arse, but, I would have loved to have heard that.  I'm laughing just thinking about it.

Wasn't there another Classic after the 5-1 when a vIlla fan rang up and had his radio playing in the background, Tom asked him to turn it down there was a few seconds of silence before You could quite clearly hear the dulcet tones of Dame Vera Lynn and We'll Meet again came blasting through.....
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on March 10, 2015, 06:20:04 PM
The Albion fan Eddie saying 'we'll let Villa have it this time, it's not a problem' whilst sounding utterly pissed off at the same time. Lovely stuff.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on March 10, 2015, 06:23:32 PM
"Call me Franksy" suggesting Villa were lucky to win both games. Apparently we got the rub of the green because we dared to put away our chances.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on March 10, 2015, 06:25:37 PM
"Call me Franksy" suggesting Villa were lucky to win both games. Apparently we got the rub of the green because we dared to put away our chances.

Yep. We were lucky because Brown Ideye missed his chance. What kind of logic is that?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: The Man With A Stick on March 10, 2015, 06:31:30 PM
The Tom Ross phone-ins after the Watford and Preston play-off semis are the funniest things ever broadcast on radio.  I do wish I'd recorded them at the time.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on March 10, 2015, 06:34:48 PM
Anyone hear that twattish Nose just ring up to talk of the Villa Albion game? You'd have thought he was describing WW3 the way he went on about it.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Stu on March 10, 2015, 06:37:46 PM
Ron Toss is doing his best to keep this story going, the shit stirring twonk.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on March 10, 2015, 06:57:11 PM
Anyone hear that twattish Nose just ring up to talk of the Villa Albion game? You'd have thought he was describing WW3 the way he went on about it.

A nose moralising about the behaviour of other supporters?  I've heard it all now. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: somec on March 10, 2015, 07:32:32 PM
Anyone hear that twattish Nose just ring up to talk of the Villa Albion game? You'd have thought he was describing WW3 the way he went on about it.

A nose moralising about the behaviour of other supporters?  I've heard it all now. 

A lot of noses were straight on facebook after Saturday's game condemning Villa fans for being a disgrace to Midlands football whilst making no mention of the actions of the albion fans and seemingly forgetting the numerous incidents involving their own fans over the years.

Anything to take a cheap shot at the Villa. The sad bastards.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 10, 2015, 08:01:02 PM
Talking of sad bastards, the biggest hypocrite in Birmingham is still at it.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/west-brom-comment-case-defence-8812893
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villa in Denmark on March 10, 2015, 08:05:25 PM
Talking of sad bastards, the biggest hypocrite in Birmingham is still at it.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/west-brom-comment-case-defence-8812893

I believe the correct euphamisms are cock socket or spunk bucket, but we all know what he is.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave shelley on March 10, 2015, 08:06:32 PM
To abbreviate John Inverdale...C**T.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: andyh on March 10, 2015, 08:06:40 PM
Talking of sad bastards, the biggest hypocrite in Birmingham is still at it.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/west-brom-comment-case-defence-8812893
Fucking hell, is that bastard paid a salary for writing that kind of shit?
Maybe someone should show him the photos of bloodied Villa fans and ask for his 'comical' observations then.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 10, 2015, 08:08:57 PM
Talking of sad bastards, the biggest hypocrite in Birmingham is still at it.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/west-brom-comment-case-defence-8812893
Fucking hell, is that bastard paid a salary for writing that kind of shit?
Maybe someone should show him the photos of bloodied Villa fans and ask for his 'comical' observations then.


Or ask him if a local football reporter should boast of how much he hates a local football team .
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on March 10, 2015, 08:09:58 PM
Bitter Baggie Bill.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 10, 2015, 08:11:14 PM
Bitter Baggie Bill.

Who kept it quiet when he was travelling around the world watching the Villa.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Pete3206 on March 10, 2015, 08:11:34 PM
Talking of sad bastards, the biggest hypocrite in Birmingham is still at it.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/west-brom-comment-case-defence-8812893

What an utter, utter wanker.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villafirst on March 10, 2015, 08:12:31 PM
Bill Howell? Talk about bitter and twisted.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 10, 2015, 08:12:56 PM
I wouldn't have been half as defensive of our supporters if it wasn't for the utter bollocks being talked about it all.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villa in Denmark on March 10, 2015, 08:15:06 PM
The Albion fan Eddie saying 'we'll let Villa have it this time, it's not a problem' whilst sounding utterly pissed off at the same time. Lovely stuff.

Yeah, because they're really not bothered about not getting to an FA cup semi-final.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villa in Denmark on March 10, 2015, 08:18:13 PM
Oh and whilst we're slagging of the media in general and the BBC in particular, I notice that McNulty's "article" that even the Sun would have thought twice about printing is the only one from all of those on the archive from this season that was never opened for comments.

Wouldn't have been worried about being called out on his bullshit and bile by any chance?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: andyh on March 10, 2015, 08:19:34 PM
I must admit to being absolutely livid about all the bad press we are getting.
Infact, I haven't been so bloody angry about something since I don't know when.
Some of the statements that have been coming out beggar belief, and yet our own local media seem to be at the forefront of Villa fan bashing.

On Midlands Today yesterday, they talked about the match being surrounded in 'a sinister undercurrent of violence and intimidation'!!

How the fuck are these people able to get away with spouting such shit ? It's incredulous and infuriating.

You watch, in a few weeks time, they will be completely up our arses, jumping on the Wembley bandwagon, wanting to be our best mate.
Bastards.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 10, 2015, 08:21:48 PM
This is what happens when you get two teams, one of which has spent the past twenty years cosying up and making friends with everyone and the other who have a motto of 'Never Apologise, Never Explain '.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SoccerHQ on March 10, 2015, 09:02:16 PM
"Call me Franksy" suggesting Villa were lucky to win both games. Apparently we got the rub of the green because we dared to put away our chances.

So hang on, we missed a bundle of first half chances in the first  game, far more than Albion created in the second and that just gets ignored.

Paul Franks is a complete and utter joke.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: aj2k77 on March 10, 2015, 09:20:50 PM
So after a week when we've had to play them twice, the pride of the midlands, they know what they are, Tony Penis the tactical mastermind, the best West Brom team for a generation, they've had to fall back on we've got shit stewards?

:) Not a bad week
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villa in Denmark on March 10, 2015, 09:53:16 PM
Unfortunately we live in an age driven by spin and media manipulation.

We're obviously a horrible club that have never supported Acorns and invested in one of the deepest and most long lasting partnerships between a high profile business and a local charity.

Similarly we've never invested in giving young local kids a chance through the VMF restaurant project, or launched the Villa in the Community charity.

We've never offered support for injured servicemen in rehab at the QE or established a partnership with Help 4 Heroes.

We certainly weren't one of the first football clubs to work together with The Prince's Trust to help disadvantaged youngsters.

We don't help in the community with projects such as the Villa Kicks programme which actively targets engaging young people in community support activities in the most hard pressed areas of the city or any of the 20 or so community projects we're definitely not involved in.

We're absolutely not a club that goes quietly about it's business, trying to do so with decency and integrity (pigs in mud comments not withstanding :) ).

And we absolutely do not have a support that fans of most other clubs regard with respect for the sheer numbers and volume generated on the road or shock visiting supporters when the Holte End gets going.

Unfortunately non of that is sensationalist enough to make good copy, so whilst Mourinho goes around bad mouthing anyone who upsets him, Man Utd players have indulged in verbal abuse and physical intimidation of match officials for the best part of 25 years without fear of sanction or reprisal, nothing is said "because it's all good copy."

The likes of John Terry are fêted in the national media as national heroes and "the epitome of that bulldog spirit" because he's popular with a certain segment of society that buys certain rags, and the hype of busted flush managers such as Harry Redknapp is never held up to scrutiny because "they're always good for a story or a quote"

To the media that just don't get passion, emotion and fans that give a shit, instead of customers that have come to be entertained I can offer nothing more constructive than this!

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HAz7YiGLX-c/Tu0OKPkhMQI/AAAAAAAAAQE/nqItbpkQ8Nw/s400/keith-taylor-pic-newspics-ltd-824222973.jpg)
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Percy McCarthy on March 10, 2015, 11:13:30 PM
Talking of sad bastards, the biggest hypocrite in Birmingham is still at it.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/west-brom-comment-case-defence-8812893

Yes Bill, West Brom didn't kill anybody.

Although they did try.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on March 10, 2015, 11:25:17 PM
I love it.  Carry on being bitter and talking about us I say.  I mean at the start of last week we had lost 7 games yes 7 games on the trot and have now beaten the tactical genius of West Midlands football twice in the space of a week.  We have been utterly utterly shit for most of the season, we are there for the taking and because we don't roll over twice we are now lucky and scumbags into the bargain.

And howell is causing a potential beach of the peace with that article.  He should be disciplined by his employer if he has one.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: ozzjim on March 10, 2015, 11:28:41 PM
How the feck is Howell paid to write such utter shite?

Mind that Evans chap is pretty crap that covers us.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on March 10, 2015, 11:30:33 PM
Also I've now listened to two programmes on the local BBC radio station since the game and not on e not once have I heard the main presenter laud the fact that the biggest club in the midlands has made it to the semi final of the FA cup.  A bigger bunch of bitter tossers you couldn't meet.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 10, 2015, 11:51:36 PM
That article fantastically shows what a bitter bunch of c***s some of them are.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on March 11, 2015, 12:03:01 AM
The Birmingham Mail is a truly awful advert for this city.

Half-brained bollocks with next to zero journalistic merit. I used to think Small Heath were the most embarrassingly small time outfit associated with this city, but the Mail make them look like Juventus by comparison.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Billy Walker on March 11, 2015, 12:54:52 AM
Talking of sad bastards, the biggest hypocrite in Birmingham is still at it.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/west-brom-comment-case-defence-8812893

What an utter, utter wanker.

I really do think that is one for the Press Complaints Commission. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Toronto Villa on March 11, 2015, 01:04:22 AM
The Birmingham Mail is a truly awful advert for this city.

Half-brained bollocks with next to zero journalistic merit. I used to think Small Heath were the most embarrassingly small time outfit associated with this city, but the Mail make them look like Juventus by comparison.

it will get worse as Villa get better too. Their bitterness will only rise. While we struggled we gave them plenty of genuine ammo. As the ammo runs low they'll need to find new and unique ways to shoot us down. Make belief generally does the trick. This is only the start.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 11, 2015, 01:07:28 AM
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Albion appear to have walked under a ladder, on a crack in the pavement, opened an umbrella indoors and then broken a mirror.

There is always a reason we have to play second fiddle to Villa, so this week it's all down to luck. Everyone knows we are better dan da Villa and would have won both games but for bad luck.

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Chris Brunt had every right to say something fruity to referee Anthony Taylor not only for the most ridiculous of red cards you will ever see but also after his team had been forced to face a hostile pitch invasion.

It's never our fault, it ay fayre. Our player was fully justified in being abusive to the ref.

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Callum McManaman turns to confront an invader? Get over it.

Player tries to assault fans, so what, stop overreacting.

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Villa’s stewarding was grossly inadequate and their decision to house home fans in the North Stand simply beggars belief.

I'll ignore the fact that no other fans over the years caused any problems to the Villa fans below, despite tickets being allocated this way for years now.

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The FA will throw the book at them.

If I fantasize about it often enough maybe it will happen. Please FA, throw the book at them!

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As for Albion? Count your broken seats and used fire extinguishers and send them the bill.

I refuse to put any blame on Albion fans so will trivialise it and make out it's no big deal. But the Villa stuff is the end of the world.

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Albion deserved all the stick in the world over their PR goofs last season. But to my knowledge they haven’t killed anyone. Or perhaps someone can find the footage of a stray stripe out in Syria...

Meanwhile the Villa fans who invaded the pitch massacred thousands. SO THROW THE BOOK AT THEM FA and remember our seat throwing was nothing serious.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on March 11, 2015, 01:55:23 AM
That article fantastically shows what a bitter bunch of c***s they are.

Sorry to disagree but I can't take such a generalisation. Not all of them are sad and bitter twats like Howell. The Express & Star had a video with their fans leaving Villa Park and despite all the efforts of their reporter to get a Villa hatred response, the fans interviewed refused to tow that line and credited Villa as the better team. I'm sure there are plenty more level headed Baggies fans out there that would agree with them. Let's be honest, apart from the Villa Black Country lads, nobody really gives a shit about the Albion and maybe that's the problem for pathetic journalists like Howell.

I had no problem with his article, the majority of it was fair comment seen through the eyes of an Albion fan but where he showed a complete lack of intelligence was in his reference to the seat throwing. If the idiot had done just a tiny bit of research, he'd have understood that the scum throwing the seats were not only splitting open the heads of innocent Villa fans, those seats were thrown and not even clearing the Upper North Stand, hitting innocent Albion fans sitting near the front of the stand. I've read reports from Albion fans of how, amongst others, an old lady sitting up there was struck and injured by a seat but for him, he's too stupid and obsessed with the Villa to report the facts.

That article is offensive to Albion fans just as much as it is to Villa fans. Howell is a very poor reporter but he's really shown for all to see what a complete arsehole he is. What's he trying to achieve, make the hatred between Villa and Albion equal to that of Villa and the Rags? Is he so desperate at the lack of importance we give to Albion (I actually quite like them in a West Midlands kind of way), does he want to insight violence at very derby game just to claim they are our rivals and not our neighbours? The man's a complete and utter twat.

Paulie makes a good point that I've long held regarding the Evening Mail, it really is a lazy bag of shit that fails to meet the needs of it's readers by dumbing down to the lowest common denominator. Ignoring their news coverage, just compare the football reporting in other regional newspapers like the Liverpool Echo and you'll soon see how poor and patronising it really is.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: OzVilla on March 11, 2015, 02:00:02 AM
Talking of sad bastards, the biggest hypocrite in Birmingham is still at it.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/west-brom-comment-case-defence-8812893

What an utter, utter wanker.

Dear me, he's made himself look like a bitter clown there hasn't he.

And they wonder why we call them the Bitters?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 11, 2015, 02:24:52 AM
That article fantastically shows what a bitter bunch of c***s they are.

Sorry to disagree but I can't take such a generalisation. Not all of them are sad and bitter twats like Howell.

Yeah I should have said "some of them are".
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: ian c. on March 11, 2015, 09:56:50 AM
Talking of sad bastards, the biggest hypocrite in Birmingham is still at it.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/west-brom-comment-case-defence-8812893

He obviously has issues.  Maybe this article will act as the catalyst for him to seek and get the help he needs.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on March 11, 2015, 10:00:52 AM
Its just a sad reflection on troll journalism that seems to be rife. You can't report or comment on anything without actively seeking an outraged response. Its a Talk Sport world we live in.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Michel Sibble on March 11, 2015, 10:50:25 AM
Talking of sad bastards, the biggest hypocrite in Birmingham is still at it.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/west-brom-comment-case-defence-8812893

What an utter, utter wanker.

Surprisingly that article has now been pulled! Did somebody complain to the PCC? :D
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Michel Sibble on March 11, 2015, 10:57:36 AM
The Birmingham Mail is a truly awful advert for this city.

Half-brained bollocks with next to zero journalistic merit. I used to think Small Heath were the most embarrassingly small time outfit associated with this city, but the Mail make them look like Juventus by comparison.

This infuriates me the most here.

London media round 'ere don't give a toss about Midlands football, so I've come to expect it.

But the Meaning Evil and WM, supposedly THE local outlets, and you'd think would be the most supportive of ALL our clubs, have this clear anti-Villa hatred and bias. If the voice of reason is Ron Toss, once a week on a radio station few struggle to remember its name, we have no chance here.

Maybe we should adopt Millwall's 'no-one likes us' song?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: DeKuip on March 11, 2015, 11:25:11 AM
It's not just us. When you consider what's gone on in recent years with the ownership of Small Heath the Mail in particular have been very slow and slack.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: john e on March 11, 2015, 11:40:33 AM
The Birmingham Mail is a truly awful advert for this city.

Half-brained bollocks with next to zero journalistic merit. I used to think Small Heath were the most embarrassingly small time outfit associated with this city, but the Mail make them look like Juventus by comparison.

This infuriates me the most here.

London media round 'ere don't give a toss about Midlands football, so I've come to expect it.

But the Meaning Evil and WM, supposedly THE local outlets, and you'd think would be the most supportive of ALL our clubs, have this clear anti-Villa hatred and bias. If the voice of reason is Ron Toss, once a week on a radio station few struggle to remember its name, we have no chance here.

Maybe we should adopt Millwall's 'no-one likes us' song?

I can confirm that MK Dons already adopted that song
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 11, 2015, 11:45:56 AM
Our problem has been that we don't care if anyone likes us. Compare and contrast to the Stripeys twenty year charm offensive.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on March 11, 2015, 11:55:47 AM
Talking of sad bastards, the biggest hypocrite in Birmingham is still at it.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/west-brom-comment-case-defence-8812893

What an utter, utter wanker.

Surprisingly that article has now been pulled! Did somebody complain to the PCC? :D

I am not surprised at all, it really was a pointless bit of trolling with absolutely zero journalistic merit.

What a hypocritical twat Bill Howell is. I wonder how he managed to keep this bitterness towards all things Villa quiet all that time he was making a living following the club everywhere we went?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on March 11, 2015, 11:58:30 AM
Our problem has been that we don't care if anyone likes us. Compare and contrast to the Stripeys twenty year charm offensive.

I think they just come across as rather 'needy'.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on March 11, 2015, 12:03:24 PM
Our problem has been that we don't care if anyone likes us. Compare and contrast to the Stripeys twenty year charm offensive.

I think they just come across as rather 'needy'.

I think that's about right.

I also think it is hard for them to understand how lop-sided the bitterness between them and us is.

I know you're from the finer side of the city too, Damo, I don't know what your experience was, but suspect it is similar to mine, but bar one uncle, growing up in the 70s / 80s I can honestly say I never met a single Albion fan.

You just didn't see them. You saw loads of Blues fans, loads of revolting "Brummie Reds" too, but pretty much never Albion fans.

I understand why some of us really, really hate them, but at the same time, to me they have about as much relevance to my life as a football supporter as, say, Stoke City or Leicester City.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: aj2k77 on March 11, 2015, 12:08:40 PM
The press of this region are shit.

We've had 4 years of terrible football and record breaking shiteness and only during the last few weeks of it did the mail start asking relevant questions, I know no one reads it anymore but come on, it's your job to ask what needs asking.

Over the City at the spittoon of humanity in Small Heath they are ran in to the ground, also go on record breakingly bad home runs, have the owner imprisoned and various other deeds but no one at the paper ever reports anything, asks or questions anything. You have twats like Colin Twattum toeing the party line going on like everything is fine and dandy and cosying up with whichever scumbag runs the rags that week.

It's all very poor journalism.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: cheltenhamlion on March 11, 2015, 12:08:59 PM
I am sorry but that piece from Howell is disgraceful.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 11, 2015, 12:09:23 PM
Needy or not, they've made friends and influenced people. We should have done the same.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Bren'd on March 11, 2015, 12:12:28 PM
'The spitoon of humanity'

Must remember that one.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on March 11, 2015, 12:27:40 PM
Our problem has been that we don't care if anyone likes us. Compare and contrast to the Stripeys twenty year charm offensive.

I think they just come across as rather 'needy'.

I think that's about right.

I also think it is hard for them to understand how lop-sided the bitterness between them and us is.

I know you're from the finer side of the city too, Damo, I don't know what your experience was, but suspect it is similar to mine, but bar one uncle, growing up in the 70s / 80s I can honestly say I never met a single Albion fan.

You just didn't see them. You saw loads of Blues fans, loads of revolting "Brummie Reds" too, but pretty much never Albion fans.

I understand why some of us really, really hate them, but at the same time, to me they have about as much relevance to my life as a football supporter as, say, Stoke City or Leicester City.



When I was a kid my parents had some friends from Evesham they met on holiday. The bloke was an Albion fan who gave me a load of their old programmes. I went to college and became good mates with another Albion fan. I worked in a pub and became good friends with another Albion fan who I used to go to Hall Green dogs with. Three good blokes. The first one sadly died of CJD. The second accompanied me onto the Kop at St Andrews to join in with the protests for a laugh after Albion had beaten Small Heath 1-4 in the late eighties. We had been standing in the away end. I think they are the only three Albion fans I have ever really known. My mate Wolverhampton Dave has a fantastic rehearsed rant about Albion that even Dave Woodhall would be proud of.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithe on March 11, 2015, 12:44:20 PM
Same here really, I didnt know many Albion fans growing up and I liked all of them, now I live in Sutton there are more of them than SHA fans but all of the ones I've met have been sound.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: fbriai on March 11, 2015, 12:52:56 PM
I went to school just outside of Wolverhampton and one of my best mates is an Albion fan from that time. Minorities sticking together and all that.

To be honest, though, I never really got much stick for being Villa and I don't reckon he ever got too much hassle for being Albion. It was only when I later moved to Brum that I encountered that, and it was always from the fans of that lot down the road. I often found it to be borderline hatred, too. It just all seemed ridiculously exaggerated. For the vast majority of my life up to then they had been completely irrelevant to me.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: atomicjam on March 11, 2015, 01:14:01 PM
I moved to Northfield last year and just the other night did that nearest sports team search and was surprised to find the nearest football ground (in the top 4 leagues) to me is West Brom. I see hardly any of their fans around here. Villa fans edge it over Blues in terms of visible support. Oh and on topic, Bill Howell is an immature and bitter individual.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: rob_bridge on March 11, 2015, 01:19:54 PM
Got 1 Albion supporting mate who is a top bloke - his Granddad was one of those who bought Vila shares in 1968.

Some of the lot I encountered on Saturday were rather unpleasant though I dare say there were Villa equivalents dotted about the place.

Is there as copy of that brilliant ranting article anywhere on here? Was in H&V about 6-7 years ago
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on March 11, 2015, 01:29:12 PM
I am sorry but that piece from Howell is disgraceful.

The other thing about him is that he tries to be funny and fails in spectacular fashion. He's no Charlie Brooker.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on March 11, 2015, 01:37:29 PM
I have spent every waking hour since the game ended trying to set up a business to sell moral high ground  to Albion fans. Bless, it takes their mind off the fact they lost to us. TWICE. Made so much more fun by the fact the arrogant twats really didn't see it coming.

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: ozzjim on March 11, 2015, 01:47:40 PM
I knew 2 Albion fans growing up. I still only know 3 now. At work (a fairly large building in the centre of town) I know a few Blues, a few Villa, a couple of West Ham, yet no Albion fans. I am sure there are some here, but it is a bit of a puzzle where they appear from. The ones I do meet seem to live in this world of self righteous belief that Albion are actually relevant to the other clubs in the area.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave shelley on March 11, 2015, 01:53:24 PM
Graham Lovett who played for the Albion was a year ahead of me at school.  Other than that I can't recall a single Albion connection around our end at all.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: fbriai on March 11, 2015, 01:57:49 PM
I knew 2 Albion fans growing up. I still only know 3 now. At work (a fairly large building in the centre of town) I know a few Blues, a few Villa, a couple of West Ham, yet no Albion fans. I am sure there are some here, but it is a bit of a puzzle where they appear from. The ones I do meet seem to live in this world of self righteous belief that Albion are actually relevant to the other clubs in the area.

I guess that if it's true that the vast majority of Villa fans live locally, then it's probably even more true of the Albion, just replicated on a smaller scale.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Percy McCarthy on March 11, 2015, 02:01:50 PM
Unfortunately we live in an age driven by spin and media manipulation.

We're obviously a horrible club that have never supported Acorns and invested in one of the deepest and most long lasting partnerships between a high profile business and a local charity.

Similarly we've never invested in giving young local kids a chance through the VMF restaurant project, or launched the Villa in the Community charity.

We've never offered support for injured servicemen in rehab at the QE or established a partnership with Help 4 Heroes.

We certainly weren't one of the first football clubs to work together with The Prince's Trust to help disadvantaged youngsters.

We don't help in the community with projects such as the Villa Kicks programme which actively targets engaging young people in community support activities in the most hard pressed areas of the city or any of the 20 or so community projects we're definitely not involved in.

We're absolutely not a club that goes quietly about it's business, trying to do so with decency and integrity (pigs in mud comments not withstanding :) ).

And we absolutely do not have a support that fans of most other clubs regard with respect for the sheer numbers and volume generated on the road or shock visiting supporters when the Holte End gets going.

Unfortunately non of that is sensationalist enough to make good copy, so whilst Mourinho goes around bad mouthing anyone who upsets him, Man Utd players have indulged in verbal abuse and physical intimidation of match officials for the best part of 25 years without fear of sanction or reprisal, nothing is said "because it's all good copy."

The likes of John Terry are fêted in the national media as national heroes and "the epitome of that bulldog spirit" because he's popular with a certain segment of society that buys certain rags, and the hype of busted flush managers such as Harry Redknapp is never held up to scrutiny because "they're always good for a story or a quote"

To the media that just don't get passion, emotion and fans that give a shit, instead of customers that have come to be entertained I can offer nothing more constructive than this!

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HAz7YiGLX-c/Tu0OKPkhMQI/AAAAAAAAAQE/nqItbpkQ8Nw/s400/keith-taylor-pic-newspics-ltd-824222973.jpg)

Wonderful.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on March 11, 2015, 02:01:57 PM
The Howell article doesn't load for me, would somebody be able to copy it onto here?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on March 11, 2015, 02:04:10 PM
Unfortunately we live in an age driven by spin and media manipulation.

We're obviously a horrible club that have never supported Acorns and invested in one of the deepest and most long lasting partnerships between a high profile business and a local charity.

Similarly we've never invested in giving young local kids a chance through the VMF restaurant project, or launched the Villa in the Community charity.

We've never offered support for injured servicemen in rehab at the QE or established a partnership with Help 4 Heroes.

We certainly weren't one of the first football clubs to work together with The Prince's Trust to help disadvantaged youngsters.

We don't help in the community with projects such as the Villa Kicks programme which actively targets engaging young people in community support activities in the most hard pressed areas of the city or any of the 20 or so community projects we're definitely not involved in.

We're absolutely not a club that goes quietly about it's business, trying to do so with decency and integrity (pigs in mud comments not withstanding :) ).

And we absolutely do not have a support that fans of most other clubs regard with respect for the sheer numbers and volume generated on the road or shock visiting supporters when the Holte End gets going.

Unfortunately non of that is sensationalist enough to make good copy, so whilst Mourinho goes around bad mouthing anyone who upsets him, Man Utd players have indulged in verbal abuse and physical intimidation of match officials for the best part of 25 years without fear of sanction or reprisal, nothing is said "because it's all good copy."

The likes of John Terry are fêted in the national media as national heroes and "the epitome of that bulldog spirit" because he's popular with a certain segment of society that buys certain rags, and the hype of busted flush managers such as Harry Redknapp is never held up to scrutiny because "they're always good for a story or a quote"

To the media that just don't get passion, emotion and fans that give a shit, instead of customers that have come to be entertained I can offer nothing more constructive than this!

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HAz7YiGLX-c/Tu0OKPkhMQI/AAAAAAAAAQE/nqItbpkQ8Nw/s400/keith-taylor-pic-newspics-ltd-824222973.jpg)

Wonderful.





You've put some weight on since I saw you last Percy. Must be all the takeaways you buy from the winnings you get from all my tips.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Leicester_Villian on March 11, 2015, 02:17:05 PM
Regarding the Bill Howell story in Mail please see below the response that I received from them:

Thank you for your email regarding the West Bromwich Albion comment article.

It is our job to provide provocative and engaging content for our audience and sometimes this means expressing views that not everyone will agree with.

On reflection, this particular article failed to express the real views of the author in an appropriate manner and we made the decision to take it down from our website this morning.

I hope this resolves your complaint.

If not, please visit http://www.trinitymirror.com/howtocomplain where you will find information on how to follow our complaints procedure.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 11, 2015, 02:26:51 PM
Anyone notice how there seems to be a total lack of acknowledgement from Albion and the local press to the way we reacted to the 9th minute? Mentioned during the Beeb commentary with the very accurate "always has been a classy club" from Pearce.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithe on March 11, 2015, 02:28:11 PM
Anyone notice how there seems to be a total lack of acknowledgement from Albion and the local press to the way we reacted to the 9th minute? Mentioned during the Beeb commentary with the very accurate "always has been a classy club" from Pearce.

Yes I noticed, it seems that now we didn't give them the opportunity to beat us with that particular stick, they have moved on to something else, anything else.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: rob_bridge on March 11, 2015, 02:43:14 PM
Graham Lovett who played for the Albion was a year ahead of me at school.  Other than that I can't recall a single Albion connection around our end at all.

His Mom and Dad lived next door to my Cousins when I was really young and he gave me some football books. I don't remember him but my parents spoke fondly of him.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: E I Adio on March 11, 2015, 02:43:38 PM
In a similar way to Benjamin Zephaniah I was born in Handsworth Wood, where Villa Park and The Hawthorns are as close as damn it equidistant, so my contemporaries at Junior School were pretty much split down the middle. Except for my best mate who was a Bluenose, thanks to his daft Dad.

Later, as a teenager, I frequented St. Andrews every fortnight, just as my mate visited Villa Park with me on opposing weeks. It seemed sensible, as in those days neither of us had the resources to travel away, and why restrict yourself to watching football only once a fortnight? After he married - very young and with a shotgun pointed at his head, I started going to The Hawthorns with my workmates, who were all Baggies as I was an apprentice at a big manufacturing company in Smethwick.

At St. Andrews and at the Hawthorns, everyone who regularly stood around where I stood on the terraces knew I was a Villa fan, which led to a good deal of mutual piss taking, but never was any hatred or hint of violence present. I'm sad that actively supporting a football team has gradually slid towards the lowest common denominator, but I'm happy to tell everyone that my two best mates even now are a Baggie and a Bluenose.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on March 11, 2015, 02:48:41 PM
Graham Lovett who played for the Albion was a year ahead of me at school.  Other than that I can't recall a single Albion connection around our end at all.

His Mom and Dad lived next door to my Cousins when I was really young and he gave me some football books. I don't remember him but my parents spoke fondly of him.


My dad rented premises from his brother Terry at the back of his sports shop in Acocks Green in the eighties.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: cheltenhamlion on March 11, 2015, 03:44:04 PM
Regarding the Bill Howell story in Mail please see below the response that I received from them:

Thank you for your email regarding the West Bromwich Albion comment article.

It is our job to provide provocative and engaging content for our audience and sometimes this means expressing views that not everyone will agree with.

On reflection, this particular article failed to express the real views of the author in an appropriate manner and we made the decision to take it down from our website this morning.

I hope this resolves your complaint.

If not, please visit http://www.trinitymirror.com/howtocomplain where you will find information on how to follow our complaints procedure.

So exactly whose views were the article expressing?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on March 11, 2015, 03:49:50 PM
Regarding the Bill Howell story in Mail please see below the response that I received from them:

Thank you for your email regarding the West Bromwich Albion comment article.

It is our job to provide provocative and engaging content for our audience and sometimes this means expressing views that not everyone will agree with.

On reflection, this particular article failed to express the real views of the author in an appropriate manner and we made the decision to take it down from our website this morning.

I hope this resolves your complaint.

If not, please visit http://www.trinitymirror.com/howtocomplain where you will find information on how to follow our complaints procedure.

In other words Bill's a twat. 

Please note this does not accurately reflect the opinions of the writer who actually thinks he's a foreskin.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on March 11, 2015, 04:02:45 PM
A bitter and provocative piece of crap from Howell, but I think the straw that broke the camel's back was when he said "count up the broken seats and fire extinguishers and bill us for them". What a bloody disgrace. Let's count up the split open heads in the lower North and the amount of stitches needed to stop the bleeding as well.
Perhaps he's already requested the bill from the NHS.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Toronto Villa on March 11, 2015, 04:16:53 PM
He has nothing left other than to throw mud. When you are at the point you know your dealing with pigs and he has foregone common sense for cheap attacks. On Monday of last week he and his Albion chums thought they were coming in to Villa Park twice and contribute to our relegation followed by shitting on our FA Cup dreams. They left with the tails chopped off left alone between their legs, bonfire well and truly pissed on. It doesn't surprise me one bit that he has revealed himself to be what he is, and frankly what he always has been, if under the surface.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 11, 2015, 04:27:53 PM
A bitter and provocative piece of crap from Howell, but I think the straw that broke the camel's back was when he said "count up the broken seats and fire extinguishers and bill us for them". What a bloody disgrace. Let's count up the split open heads in the lower North and the amount of stitches needed to stop the bleeding as well.
Perhaps he's already requested the bill from the NHS.

And the hospitalised catering staff.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on March 11, 2015, 04:36:57 PM
Regarding the Bill Howell story in Mail please see below the response that I received from them:

Thank you for your email regarding the West Bromwich Albion comment article.

It is our job to provide provocative and engaging content for our audience and sometimes this means expressing views that not everyone will agree with.

On reflection, this particular article failed to express the real views of the author in an appropriate manner and we made the decision to take it down from our website this morning.

I hope this resolves your complaint.

If not, please visit http://www.trinitymirror.com/howtocomplain where you will find information on how to follow our complaints procedure.

If only the BBC had that kind of professionalism when dealing with substandard work by their employees....
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on March 11, 2015, 04:57:10 PM
Regarding the Bill Howell story in Mail please see below the response that I received from them:

Thank you for your email regarding the West Bromwich Albion comment article.

It is our job to provide provocative and engaging content for our audience and sometimes this means expressing views that not everyone will agree with.

On reflection, this particular article failed to express the real views of the author in an appropriate manner and we made the decision to take it down from our website this morning.

I hope this resolves your complaint.

If not, please visit http://www.trinitymirror.com/howtocomplain where you will find information on how to follow our complaints procedure.

So exactly whose views were the article expressing?

Quite. Isn't the problem the fact that it very much does express his real views?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on March 11, 2015, 05:09:35 PM
I'm happy to tell everyone that my two best mates even now are a Baggie and a Bluenose.

My Dad is a nose. He's a season ticket holder there.

He has been to loads of Villa matches with me. Probably 50 or 60 I reckon. He was the first person to start taking me to Villa Park regularly when I first expressed an interest in about 1975.

Sometimes he asks me to go to St Andrews. I always refuse, mind.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: aj2k77 on March 11, 2015, 05:10:41 PM
I thought a journalists job is to report the truth? When did it become their aim to report ''provocative'' content? Isn't that just trolling?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: cheltenhamlion on March 11, 2015, 05:24:47 PM
Perhaps UK Redsox is now starting to get a feel for why we call them bitter now.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on March 11, 2015, 06:24:02 PM
And they're still going on about the crowd and the injustice of yacobs sending off and how we had the rub of the green.  Four days after the game finished.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on March 11, 2015, 06:26:23 PM
And still two and half shows in no congratulations from the station presenter on our passage through to a major cup semi final.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on March 11, 2015, 06:31:16 PM
And still two and half shows in no congratulations from the station presenter on our passage through to a major cup semi final.

Exactly. One of our local clubs has reached the FA Cup semi final and our local BBC station doesn't seem to be too pleased about it. In years past they'd be shouting from the roof tops about it.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on March 11, 2015, 06:36:11 PM
A chuckle from Call Me Wanksy as a wolves fan says he doesn't mind Albion but hates the villa.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on March 11, 2015, 06:37:55 PM
A chuckle from Call Me Wanksy as a wolves fan says he doesn't mind Albion but hates the villa.

Backhanded compliments. Bring 'em on.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LTA on March 11, 2015, 07:12:50 PM
Dennis was his normal positive self just now...
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villan For Life on March 11, 2015, 07:17:21 PM
And still two and half shows in no congratulations from the station presenter on our passage through to a major cup semi final.

They seem more interested in the Saddlers Wembley trip than ours.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: aj2k77 on March 11, 2015, 07:27:39 PM
And still two and half shows in no congratulations from the station presenter on our passage through to a major cup semi final.

They seem more interested in the Saddlers Wembley trip than ours.

It's no wonder there listening figures are at such a low when they appeal mainly to the minority support like Baggies and Walsall and rip the shit out of the areas giant.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SashasGrandad on March 11, 2015, 07:30:07 PM
And still two and half shows in no congratulations from the station presenter on our passage through to a major cup semi final.

Will they bother sending a reporter to the semi final?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on March 11, 2015, 07:35:04 PM
And still two and half shows in no congratulations from the station presenter on our passage through to a major cup semi final.

Will they bother sending a reporter to the semi final?


Probably in the Liverpool/Blackburn end.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 11, 2015, 07:40:07 PM
And still two and half shows in no congratulations from the station presenter on our passage through to a major cup semi final.

Will they bother sending a reporter to the semi final?



You can guarantee they'll milk it for all it's worth. Remember that.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Mister E on March 11, 2015, 07:47:39 PM
I love t that they hate us: sure as hell beats the disinterest that has been the main reaction to us over the last few years.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithe on March 11, 2015, 07:47:48 PM
We could organise a midlands wide boycott of the Evening Mail but I fear someone got there before us looking at the circulation figures.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Rudy65 on March 11, 2015, 08:31:17 PM
I'm happy to tell everyone that my two best mates even now are a Baggie and a Bluenose.

My Dad is a nose. He's a season ticket holder there.

He has been to loads of Villa matches with me. Probably 50 or 60 I reckon. He was the first person to start taking me to Villa Park regularly when I first expressed an interest in about 1975.



Sometimes he asks me to go to St Andrews. I always refuse, mind.


Bloody hell, Paulie mirror image of me and my old man. In my case 1972 for my first VP visit.

Shame to say, I've been to the Sty about 100 times!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villafirst on March 11, 2015, 08:33:03 PM
Bill Howell should be sacked for basically condoning the ripping up of seats and destruction of fire extinguishers. He's a hooligan just like the other morons!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LeeB on March 11, 2015, 08:38:50 PM
Bill Howell should be sacked for basically condoning the ripping up of seats and destruction of fire extinguishers. He's a hooligan just like the other morons!

Bill looks like he couldn't punch his way through a cobweb, so you can't level that at him.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pooligan on March 11, 2015, 08:44:08 PM
Radio WM  whenever i switch on seem more interested in that little team at the end of the Wolverhampton New Road than the regions biggest club
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Dr Butler on March 11, 2015, 09:09:38 PM
My Aunties response on Facebook to the Villa - stripey filth game....
yeah DALE they are on the way up, you must be very, very proud, everyone says it was a brilliant match, Villa are Victorious,when i was little, i thought the blues were the good guys and the villa was not, however over the years the truth speaks for it self, x up and up forward and beyond x

UTV
The Doc
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: amfy on March 12, 2015, 06:55:42 PM
Why do I do it? I am listening on the way to the FSF meeting and someone has rung in to suggest a running clock still on the screen though extra time would have stopped the early run on. (Bollocks - because people would run on on the stroke of 95, & the added time announcement is 'a minimum of' - but I digress)

Franksy said 'How would that have stopped fans running on before he end of the game in the 87th/88th minute?' Then when he guy tried to explain that the fans had mistaken a whistle for a free kick in extra time for the full time whistle - he a still completely refused to accept this!

So annoying that I have ended up shouting at my radio, which unfortunately is my ipdo,   & I'm on the platform at Wylde Green Station!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on March 12, 2015, 07:26:42 PM
Bill Howell should be sacked for basically condoning the ripping up of seats and destruction of fire extinguishers. He's a hooligan just like the other morons!

Bill looks like he couldn't punch his way through a cobweb, so you can't level that at him.

Wasn't Howell the one who O'Leary had a go at in the press?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on March 12, 2015, 10:30:33 PM
I'm happy to tell everyone that my two best mates even now are a Baggie and a Bluenose.

My Dad is a nose. He's a season ticket holder there.

He has been to loads of Villa matches with me. Probably 50 or 60 I reckon. He was the first person to start taking me to Villa Park regularly when I first expressed an interest in about 1975.



Sometimes he asks me to go to St Andrews. I always refuse, mind.


Bloody hell, Paulie mirror image of me and my old man. In my case 1972 for my first VP visit.

Shame to say, I've been to the Sty about 100 times!

To be totally honest, I agreed to go with him to St Andrews once. They played Derby and beat them by a large margin (can't remember the score, but checking soccerbase, i suspect it was 5-1 in 1976).

When we came out, I vividly remember the look of excitement on his face, I had agreed to go with him finally, and it had been a good match.

"Did you enjoy that then?"
"Yes, it was ok"
"Will you come with me again?"
"No."

And i never did.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: peter w on March 12, 2015, 10:36:34 PM
I'm actually gutted for your dad.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on March 12, 2015, 11:00:16 PM
I'm actually gutted for your dad.

Looked at another way, though, supporting different teams has provided a rich seam of argument material for us over the years. See also, radically different politics.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on March 13, 2015, 01:53:08 AM
Bill Howell should be sacked for basically condoning the ripping up of seats and destruction of fire extinguishers. He's a hooligan just like the other morons!

Bill looks like he couldn't punch his way through a cobweb, so you can't level that at him.

Wasn't Howell the one who O'Leary had a go at in the press?


Howell and O'Leary. If they had a fight you would be rooting for a comedic clash of heads where they both knock each other out.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on March 13, 2015, 01:56:41 AM
I'm happy to tell everyone that my two best mates even now are a Baggie and a Bluenose.

My Dad is a nose. He's a season ticket holder there.

He has been to loads of Villa matches with me. Probably 50 or 60 I reckon. He was the first person to start taking me to Villa Park regularly when I first expressed an interest in about 1975.



Sometimes he asks me to go to St Andrews. I always refuse, mind.


Bloody hell, Paulie mirror image of me and my old man. In my case 1972 for my first VP visit.

Shame to say, I've been to the Sty about 100 times!

To be totally honest, I agreed to go with him to St Andrews once. They played Derby and beat them by a large margin (can't remember the score, but checking soccerbase, i suspect it was 5-1 in 1976).

When we came out, I vividly remember the look of excitement on his face, I had agreed to go with him finally, and it had been a good match.

"Did you enjoy that then?"
"Yes, it was ok"
"Will you come with me again?"
"No."

And i never did.



I 'treated' my bluenose dad and my Villa supporting son to a pre season friendly at the sty about five years back. Against Sporting Gijon I think. I didn't go, I was working. It ended 0-0 if I remember right. My son said "It's nowhere near as good as Villa Park. It reminds me of Walsall's ground."
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on March 13, 2015, 06:57:09 AM
Bill Howell should be sacked for basically condoning the ripping up of seats and destruction of fire extinguishers. He's a hooligan just like the other morons!

Bill looks like he couldn't punch his way through a cobweb, so you can't level that at him.

Wasn't Howell the one who O'Leary had a go at in the press?


Howell and O'Leary. If they had a fight you would be rooting for a comedic clash of heads where they both knock each other out.

I'd like to see them have a fight on top of a tall building. Then both fall off and land on Piers Morgan.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: rob_bridge on March 13, 2015, 03:46:09 PM
Bill Howell should be sacked for basically condoning the ripping up of seats and destruction of fire extinguishers. He's a hooligan just like the other morons!

Bill looks like he couldn't punch his way through a cobweb, so you can't level that at him.

Wasn't Howell the one who O'Leary had a go at in the press?


Howell and O'Leary. If they had a fight you would be rooting for a comedic clash of heads where they both knock each other out.

I'd like to see them have a fight on top of a tall building. Then both fall off and land on Piers Morgan.

With Clarkson under neath

So much rubbish disposed of for comparatively little effort
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on March 13, 2015, 03:52:31 PM
Bill Howell should be sacked for basically condoning the ripping up of seats and destruction of fire extinguishers. He's a hooligan just like the other morons!

Bill looks like he couldn't punch his way through a cobweb, so you can't level that at him.

Wasn't Howell the one who O'Leary had a go at in the press?


Howell and O'Leary. If they had a fight you would be rooting for a comedic clash of heads where they both knock each other out.

I'd like to see them have a fight on top of a tall building. Then both fall off and land on Piers Morgan.

With Clarkson under neath

So much rubbish disposed of for comparatively little effort


The incident being witnessed by Robbie Savage and Joey Barton. Who, whilst tweeting about it get hit by a car.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: maidstonevillain on March 13, 2015, 03:59:59 PM
Which then swerves into a bike ridden by Bono.

Thought I would try and get it in first.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on March 13, 2015, 04:03:41 PM
Bono was in the car. Along with other H&V favourites the McCanns and Steve Hodge.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on March 13, 2015, 06:47:07 PM
Tonight it's 'will the cup be a distraction from the league.  And neither of brown ideye or berahomo were fit.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on March 13, 2015, 06:48:01 PM
Tonight it's 'will the cup be a distraction from the league.  And neither of brown ideye or berahomo were fit.

That'll be Berahino who was so unfit he scored their goal. What an effing joke.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Dr Butler on March 13, 2015, 10:36:38 PM
Pathetic..
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 13, 2015, 10:38:31 PM
Has any of the local media actually congratulated us on getting to Wembley yet?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on March 13, 2015, 10:58:55 PM
Exactly my point - a Villa caller tonight tried to goad Franksy into saying it by opening with 'I suppose we need to be congratulated for getting to Wembley.'  I am paraphrasing.  I am fairly sure this is what prompted Franksy to talk about the cup distraction bit.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on March 13, 2015, 11:00:38 PM
And another thing.  I bought the Mail for the first time in years on Monday to read all about it.  Imagine if Small Heath and Smethwick had achieved similar?  8 page pullouts anyone?  We were confined to the back page for Sherwood saying we had bottle, the inside page for the two reporters views including snide shite from Howell.  Oh and page 4 - the pitch invasion.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on March 13, 2015, 11:40:33 PM
Small Heath fans have all still got the Wembley stickers in the back windows of their cars.

From the 1991 Leyland Daf final.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on March 13, 2015, 11:59:30 PM
Small Heath fans have all still got the Wembley stickers in the back windows of their cars.

From the 1991 Leyland Daf final.

I actually saw a car sticker last year from the first time they got back up in 2002-03 - the caption was 'back where we belong.'  It was on an old Datsun Cherry, parked in McDonalds Yardley.  Stereotypes, us?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: cdbullyweefan on March 14, 2015, 12:21:20 AM
There aren't any McDonalds in Yardley. You must've been in the lesser South Yardley or Shitts Green.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on March 14, 2015, 12:32:19 AM
Has any of the local media actually congratulated us on getting to Wembley yet?

I have seen no mention of the gesture the club made regarding Jeff Astle either. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on March 14, 2015, 12:33:41 AM
Coventry Road Yardley? Right opposite Yardley Fish Bar? Near what was The Good Companions. Then Harry Ramsdens. Now Peachy Keans.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: rob_bridge on March 14, 2015, 07:54:58 AM
Coventry Road Yardley? Right opposite Yardley Fish Bar? Near what was The Good Companions. Then Harry Ramsdens. Now Peachy Keans.

South Yardley I think but the 2 have always been interchangeable to me
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on March 14, 2015, 09:16:47 AM
That is indeed the one to which I refer.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: cdbullyweefan on March 14, 2015, 11:09:04 AM
Coventry Road runs through South Yardley.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: cdbullyweefan on March 14, 2015, 11:10:54 AM
Has any of the local media actually congratulated us on getting to Wembley yet?

I have seen no mention of the gesture the club made regarding Jeff Astle either.

Shown in the link below. Nothing official from the Albion that I can see, but the family and campaigners seem happy with our efforts.

https://m.facebook.com/justiceforjeffastle?refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fjusticeforjeffastle
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on March 14, 2015, 12:34:42 PM
Has any of the local media actually congratulated us on getting to Wembley yet?

I have seen no mention of the gesture the club made regarding Jeff Astle either. 

They definitely mentioned the Astle applause but I'm still waiting for the congratulations on reaching the FA Cup semi final. Imagine the back slapping if it was Albion or Small Heath who had actually reached Wembley and not Villa.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: GarTomas on March 14, 2015, 05:29:33 PM
Any details on their phone in today?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 14, 2015, 05:33:48 PM
Franksy must have been in tears today.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: The Man With A Stick on March 14, 2015, 05:35:47 PM
Let's hear Wanksy put a negative spin on this result on Monday evening.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on March 14, 2015, 05:37:30 PM
If we win the FA Cup, Franksie will have a phone in asking how many of our team would get in Albion's 1968 squad.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Gareth on March 14, 2015, 05:52:02 PM
Let's hear Wanksy put a negative spin on this result on Monday evening.

It'll be 'where has that Benteke or Gabby been hiding' or 'why oh why did they not score 6/7/8, poor 2nd half'

In-between beating themselves stupid over the Pulis masterclass vs Stoke :-)
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on March 14, 2015, 06:16:59 PM
Franksy must have been in tears today.

He was spouting "will Albion be the Midlands top dogs this season" tonight.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 14, 2015, 06:22:50 PM
Franksy must have been in tears today.

He was spouting "will Albion be the Midlands top dogs this season" tonight.

I turned on, heard him say "Four goals for Aston Villa...it was only four goals in their previous 14 away games" and turned off again. It might be true, but why be so backhanded with your compliments?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on March 14, 2015, 06:27:06 PM
Franksy must have been in tears today.

He was spouting "will Albion be the Midlands top dogs this season" tonight.

I turned on, heard him say "Four goals for Aston Villa...it was only four goals in their previous 14 away games" and turned off again. It might be true, but why be so backhanded with your compliments?

They can't help it. WM is dominated by Baggie and Bluenoses who just can't stand the Villa and it just shines through
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on March 14, 2015, 06:32:04 PM
They must be sighing with relief at the Baggies win though. At least they can have something to talk about now.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 14, 2015, 06:33:01 PM
Franksy must have been in tears today.

He was spouting "will Albion be the Midlands top dogs this season" tonight.

I turned on, heard him say "Four goals for Aston Villa...it was only four goals in their previous 14 away games" and turned off again. It might be true, but why be so backhanded with your compliments?

They can't help it. WM is dominated by Baggie and Bluenoses who just can't stand the Villa and it just shines through

I'm not sure they've got than many Noses. They just have a clear anti-Villa agenda which goes back years and has accelerated since Martin O'Neill left.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villafirst on March 15, 2015, 08:10:12 AM
I think we shouldn't be overly sensitive with Franksy's comments. I think it shows what a shockingly bad manager Lambert was.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Virgil Caine on March 15, 2015, 09:00:07 AM
I think we shouldn't be overly sensitive with Franksy's comments. I think it shows what a shockingly bad manager Lambert was.

Good point and also it proves that the majority of the posters on this site were absolutely correct- the problem was not the squad of players it was the complete absence of any coaching or tactical ability from the management. A case in point is that Sherwood and his team have spent time this week coaching Bacuna in how to play at full back.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 17, 2015, 05:45:03 PM
And still it goes on.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/west-brom-brown-ideye---8856145#rlabs=3
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: exigo on March 17, 2015, 05:50:48 PM
And still it goes on.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/west-brom-brown-ideye---8856145#rlabs=3

When one of the graphics can't even spell 'shooting accuracy', erm, accurately, it shows their standards.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: john e on March 17, 2015, 05:57:17 PM
I don't live in the Birmingham area so never listen to WM
Who does this Franksy fella actually support, is he a Baggie ?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Exeter 77 on March 17, 2015, 06:10:43 PM
I don't live in the Birmingham area so never listen to WM
Who does this Franksy fella actually support, is he a Baggie ?

If I remember rightly he claimed to be a Villa fan in an interview (possibly with Dave W in the H & V fanzine).
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LTA on March 17, 2015, 06:26:57 PM
The guy just on said Graham Taylor is the worst manager we've ever had and also the link with Acorns is the worst thing the club have ever done.....
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on March 17, 2015, 06:34:41 PM
The guy just on said Graham Taylor is the worst manager we've ever had and also the link with Acorns is the worst thing the club have ever done.....

The guy's name, was it Twat?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 17, 2015, 06:49:52 PM
I don't live in the Birmingham area so never listen to WM
Who does this Franksy fella actually support, is he a Baggie ?

If I remember rightly he claimed to be a Villa fan in an interview (possibly with Dave W in the H & V fanzine).

He denies it outright but there's evidence that he is, or rather was.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Stu on March 17, 2015, 06:55:37 PM
I think it was him commentating on WM on Saturday, when Sinclair missed that sitter, shouting "That was WORSE than Ideye's in the cup match!" As if anyone cares.

Villa pummeling a fellow team in trouble, in a six pointer, leading 2-0 at the time must have been killing him.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: aj2k77 on March 17, 2015, 06:58:30 PM
Brown Ideye by name Brown Ideye by nature. Ideye being Nigerian for  pile of shit.

I wasn't aware Ideye has scored 4 goals in the league, 4 fucking goals lol, hasn't Gabby scored more? £10m my arse, he's a donkey.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 17, 2015, 07:13:50 PM
I don't live in the Birmingham area so never listen to WM
Who does this Franksy fella actually support, is he a Baggie ?

If I remember rightly he claimed to be a Villa fan in an interview (possibly with Dave W in the H & V fanzine).

He denies it outright but there's evidence that he is, or rather was.

He definitely indicated he was in that "Talking About You" interview in an old H&V.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 17, 2015, 07:15:58 PM
Whoever wrote that is a total moron. Just a quick scan has thrown up "comparisson" "shotting" and that of the two strikers, Brown has "conceded less goals".
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on March 17, 2015, 07:44:27 PM
And still it goes on.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/west-brom-brown-ideye---8856145#rlabs=3

I understand that writing about sports for a living must be a tough job. deadlines , amount of content and all that, but surely there has to be a pang inside when you write that headline.



Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on March 17, 2015, 07:46:22 PM
'And now he can't stop scoring'.

He's got 4 in 19 games.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: frankmosswasmyuncle on March 17, 2015, 08:03:12 PM
He clearly works on the political, propagandist principle that if you telling people a load of shit, relentlessly, eventually they will believe it.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Marlon From Bearwood on March 17, 2015, 08:07:47 PM
And still it goes on.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/west-brom-brown-ideye---8856145#rlabs=3

Talk about scraping the barrel. Even if he was any good, why the need to involve a Villa player?

And anyway he's crap; in the first game at VP - completely anonymous. In the second - miss of the season, in their cup final. Even their fans were proper slagging him.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Godfrey Brian on March 17, 2015, 08:59:37 PM
I'm happy to stick with the striker who, in a mainly poor season including a serious injury, has scored more and made more goals -that's what strikers do.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: rob_bridge on March 17, 2015, 09:31:31 PM
I'm happy to stick with the striker who, in a mainly poor season including a serious injury, has scored more and made more goals -that's what strikers do.


We'd get at least treble what we npaid foe Benteke even after a quiet year for reasons stated. They would be lucky to get half their koney back
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: peter w on March 17, 2015, 09:41:21 PM
Brown Ideye by name Brown Ideye by nature. Ideye being Nigerian for  pile of shit.

I wasn't aware Ideye has scored 4 goals in the league, 4 fucking goals lol, hasn't Gabby scored more? £10m my arse, he's a donkey.

Just to point out that there is no language called 'Nigerian'.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: fbriai on March 17, 2015, 09:50:04 PM
To be fair, it might be a correct translation in one of the more than 500 languages in use in the country!
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on March 17, 2015, 10:30:29 PM
'And now he can't stop scoring'.

He's got 4 in 19 games.


And he couldn't score against us.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on March 17, 2015, 10:56:17 PM
I'm happy to stick with the striker who, in a mainly poor season including a serious injury, has scored more and made more goals -that's what strikers do.

What?  Surely you would want the striker who "has a better passing average, better tackling average, has won more fouls, conceded less goals and has a substantially higher shooting average"?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithe on March 18, 2015, 07:51:49 AM
Isnt Pulis talking about Berahino in the quote.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on March 20, 2015, 11:00:23 AM
'And now he can't stop scoring'.

He's got 4 in 19 games.


And he couldn't score against us.

He was injured don't forget.  Otherwise he would have banged in a certain hat trick. 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: peter w on March 20, 2015, 06:43:40 PM
I think since the Reign of Randy (euggh) and the lack of contact the club has afforded the local media they have turned against us. Seems quite churlish considering we are the biggest club and will also therefore be either the largest readership or listeners. But they've decided they can do without us so carry on.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SashasGrandad on March 20, 2015, 06:56:38 PM
Brown Ideye by name Brown Ideye by nature. Ideye being Nigerian for  pile of shit.

I wasn't aware Ideye has scored 4 goals in the league, 4 fucking goals lol, hasn't Gabby scored more? £10m my arse, he's a donkey.

Just to point out that there is no language called 'Nigerian'.

There are not many barn doors in Nigeria so perhaps he has an excuse.

Weimann has scored 4 goals this season.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LTA on March 23, 2015, 10:56:51 PM
I notice tonight that WM are moaning that Sherwood was rude to them in the press conference........ :o
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on March 23, 2015, 11:08:59 PM
I notice tonight that WM are moaning that Sherwood was rude to them in the press conference........ :o

What did he say?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: LTA on March 23, 2015, 11:17:09 PM
They said he was surly to their reporters afterwards and that he's a bad loser.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: GarTomas on March 23, 2015, 11:19:05 PM
I'm glad he's a bad loser.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on March 23, 2015, 11:20:34 PM
They said he was surly to their reporters afterwards and that he's a bad loser.

Good. I like him even more then.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 23, 2015, 11:22:44 PM
They're such idle twats they can't handle anyone who doesn't hand them a story on a plate.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on March 23, 2015, 11:27:16 PM
I'm glad he's a bad loser.

He gets my vote.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Broughty-Villian on March 23, 2015, 11:29:08 PM
good losers lose too often.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Des Little on March 23, 2015, 11:33:25 PM
Show me a good loser and i will show you a loser. Fuck WM, they're shite.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ad@m on March 24, 2015, 06:48:13 AM
I notice tonight that WM are moaning that Sherwood was rude to them in the press conference........ :o

Given how the rest of the press view Sherwood I'd suggest WM are wrong about him rather than them being the only ones who are right.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on March 24, 2015, 07:13:05 AM
It's almost as if they want to have a moan about us about something.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: aj2k77 on March 24, 2015, 09:58:28 AM
When we win the semi-final it will be some bull like '' is the cup run in danger of sending Villa down?''
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Godfrey Brian on March 24, 2015, 10:00:04 AM
I know it's the modern way now that football is the media's whore but if you stick a microphone in anyone's face minutes after something they are responsible for has gone so publically wrong you can't expect a reasoned response. I'm amazed that most managers give them anything they can use. In fact I guess these days some of the media is just looking for opportunities to be indignant -I bet the phrase "Would you bet against us?" would  today be recieved as somehow personally insulting to the interviewer?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Ads on March 24, 2015, 01:10:41 PM
They were trying to spin the Albion result as a good one because with Man City having 42 shots and 80% of the ball "it could have been 6 or 7". They also spun them taking about 500 again as "good support" for the above reason that "it could have been 6 or 7".

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Toronto Villa on March 24, 2015, 05:03:23 PM
They said he was surly to their reporters afterwards and that he's a bad loser.

Good. I like him even more then.

I'm sick and tired of having good losers as Villa manager. I want them to be fucked off every bit as me when we lose. I want to know that he's probably giving to his players too and not suggesting we've been brilliant on the back of a 4-0 defeat. For better or worse he displays his emotions and much as he was a player passionate about the game. I like that and if it means sticking to those numpties at WM even better.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: pauliewalnuts on March 24, 2015, 05:08:23 PM
When we win the semi-final it will be some bull like '' is the cup run in danger of sending Villa down?''

That's exactly what it'd be like, too.

Anyone unfamiliar with WM and their relationship with Villa would probably stumble on this thread, read some of the stuff said and think we were nuts and imagining it, but they really, genuinely are like that.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 24, 2015, 05:15:38 PM
We know the club look on here and there's enough stuff reported in the press to know the papers read messageboards avidly. I wonder if someone from the BBC has ever noticed a (now) 77 page thread about their local station and thought "Maybe there's something wrong here"?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: E I Adio on March 24, 2015, 05:31:24 PM
Errm...78.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on March 24, 2015, 05:53:39 PM
Now that their favourite bum chum team , Walsall ,have had their day in the sun with as much coverage as a royal wedding, I trust the station is now four square behind the Villa's Wembley appearance.
Thought not.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on March 24, 2015, 06:24:53 PM
Now that their favourite bum chum team , Walsall ,have had their day in the sun with as much coverage as a royal wedding, I trust the station is now four square behind the Villa's Wembley appearance.
Thought not.

The Walsall coverage was understandable though, it was the first time they'd ever been to Wembley and their first Cup Final for a long long time or maybe ever, i've no idea.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on March 24, 2015, 06:29:27 PM
Christian Benteke v Brown Ideye argument last week just proves they are just on a massive wind up.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on March 24, 2015, 06:36:50 PM
Christian Benteke v Brown Ideye argument last week just proves they are just on a massive wind up.

Wasn't that the Evening Mail?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on March 24, 2015, 06:40:28 PM
When we win the semi-final it will be some bull like '' is the cup run in danger of sending Villa down?''

If we won the FA Cup it would be 'is this just papering over the cracks?'
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on March 24, 2015, 06:51:32 PM
I heard it on WM a couple of weeks ago as well Clamps.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: frankmosswasmyuncle on March 24, 2015, 06:56:38 PM
I don't think I've ever listened to WM.
From what you lot say on this thread, I'm glad I don't, but of course there's a sort of morbid curiosity that makes me think I need to listen to it because it sounds so shite.
Will I be able to get it on my wireless? I can get Family Favourites, Round the Horne, The Clitheroe Kid and 5Live.

My sister tunes in to WM to listen to Villa matches and has never complained, but doesn't possess the highly tuned level of cynicism that all of us on here share so generously.
;-)
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 24, 2015, 07:00:07 PM
When we win the FA Cup this season, Franksy will want to know how of the Villa side would get into the 1968 Albion side.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: SoccerHQ on March 24, 2015, 09:07:37 PM
I don't mind their general commentators on the matches, I prefer listening to them than Tom Ross screaming that a throw in has just been awarded.

Paul Franks though and to a lesser extent Regan, those two are massive wind up merchants that you'd expect to find on commercial radio, not the public broadcasting service ffs.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: tomd2103 on March 24, 2015, 10:01:32 PM
When we win the semi-final it will be some bull like '' is the cup run in danger of sending Villa down?''

If we won the FA Cup it would be 'is this just papering over the cracks?'

Either that or "Albion would have won it if Brown Ideye had taken that chance in the quarter final". 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: KRS on March 24, 2015, 10:48:39 PM
Radio WM: file under "irrelevant"

I'd go far to say that it is one of the worst radio stations I've ever had the misfortune of listening to...and if you go beyond the football coverage, you will find a whole new level of shameful radio broadcasting funded by our license fees. From the early morning phone ins, to the pathetically outdated music selection and inaccurate travel news, Radio WM is reason enough for license fee to be abolished.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 24, 2015, 11:14:36 PM
Licence fee. There will be no American cultural imperialism here.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Tokyo Sexwhale on March 25, 2015, 12:04:09 AM
Radio WM: file under "irrelevant"

I'd go far to say that it is one of the worst radio stations I've ever had the misfortune of listening to...and if you go beyond the football coverage, you will find a whole new level of shameful radio broadcasting funded by our license fees. From the early morning phone ins, to the pathetically outdated music selection and inaccurate travel news, Radio WM is reason enough for license fee to be abolished.

Was Radio WM ever relevant? 

I always thought of it as an "old people's station", with Ed Doolan going on about gas bills and the NHS.  I never bothered with their sports coverage - always preferred BRMB with Tony Butler then George Gavin.

The only show I can ever remember tuning into was "Samantha's Sunday Night Party", which was early 90s (I think).

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: KRS on March 25, 2015, 01:30:10 AM
There's a blast from the past...George Gavin...what ever happened to him?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Rotterdam 82 on March 25, 2015, 03:00:29 AM
Did he go to Sky?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on March 25, 2015, 07:07:49 AM
Radio WM: file under "irrelevant"

I'd go far to say that it is one of the worst radio stations I've ever had the misfortune of listening to...and if you go beyond the football coverage, you will find a whole new level of shameful radio broadcasting funded by our license fees. From the early morning phone ins, to the pathetically outdated music selection and inaccurate travel news, Radio WM is reason enough for license fee to be abolished.

Was Radio WM ever relevant? 

I always thought of it as an "old people's station", with Ed Doolan going on about gas bills and the NHS.  I never bothered with their sports coverage - always preferred BRMB with Tony Butler then George Gavin.

The only show I can ever remember tuning into was "Samantha's Sunday Night Party", which was early 90s (I think).



I remember Samantha's Sunday Night Party. It was actually quite good.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villan For Life on March 25, 2015, 07:25:08 AM
Did he go to Sky?

The last I recall he was fronting Sky's Championship coverage which is about his level.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: john e on March 25, 2015, 08:15:56 AM
I thought I was told George Gavin was a nose,
 but one in the Tom Ross, Ian Danter mold where you don't instantly turn off
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on March 25, 2015, 08:37:11 AM
I thought I was told George Gavin was a nose,
 but one in the Tom Ross, Ian Danter mold where you don't instantly turn off

George Gavin is claimed as a 'celebrity' Everton fan here:

http://www.vintagebluekipper.com/toffee_celebs/1.htm

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: AV82EC on March 25, 2015, 09:11:16 AM
I thought I was told George Gavin was a nose,
 but one in the Tom Ross, Ian Danter mold where you don't instantly turn off

George Gavin is claimed as a 'celebrity' Everton fan here:

http://www.vintagebluekipper.com/toffee_celebs/1.htm

He's definitely an Evertonian, though was always pro-Villa in his time here to act as the counter balance to Tom Ross. His added delight whenever we did Liverpool in those days was the biggest giveaway.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: john e on March 25, 2015, 09:24:14 AM
I thought I was told George Gavin was a nose,
 but one in the Tom Ross, Ian Danter mold where you don't instantly turn off

George Gavin is claimed as a 'celebrity' Everton fan here:

http://www.vintagebluekipper.com/toffee_celebs/1.htm

He's definitely an Evertonian, though was always pro-Villa in his time here to act as the counter balance to Tom Ross. His added delight whenever we did Liverpool in those days was the biggest giveaway.
y

All these years I've been wrong about him
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on March 25, 2015, 09:47:05 AM
Gavin was always pro Villa and it was great when he wound up the Noses. Since he left BRMB I can't think of anyone since who on either that station or WM who stuck up for us. Ross for all his faults at least tries to be fair. All we get on WM is snide little digs at Villa.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Billy Walker on March 25, 2015, 11:37:43 AM
I always loved George Gavin and the whole vibe to his show was just brilliant.  I think it was George who officially knighted Graham Taylor "Sir", and it was George who introduced the idea of playing musical clips to accompany each local team's goal reports (for Villa it was SGT singing "Jersusalem").  Whenever he did a fan forum featuring Villa you got a real sense that he liked and respected the Club.   For the teenage me, in those days long before the internet, listening to George Gavin covering Villa was essential stuff.  His phone-ins were great too: a better wind-up merchant you could not find.   
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 25, 2015, 11:46:36 AM
I could never understand why anyone took George Gavin seriously. He was a clown who would come out with ever-more hysteria and hyperbole, his shock jockism was so clearly faked as to be embarrassing and above all he was a coward who could dish it out but was totally unable to take even the mildest criticism. That he's been doing the Sky Sports graveyard shift for twenty years sums him up.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: AV82EC on March 25, 2015, 11:51:14 AM
I could never understand why anyone took George Gavin seriously. He was a clown who would come out with ever-more hysteria and hyperbole, his shock jockism was so clearly faked as to be embarrassing and above all he was a coward who could dish it out but was totally unable to take even the mildest criticism. That he's been doing the Sky Sports graveyard shift for twenty years sums him up.

I quite enjoyed your dissection of his criticism of H & V in one of the early editions. So whilst he stuck up for the Villa he was indeed the paupers Tony Butler of local radio.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on March 25, 2015, 11:52:12 AM
I remember listening to George Gavin on the radio on the way back from Villa Park once and he was expressing the view that he knew more about football than anyone else in the West Midlands. He stressed he wasn't bragging, just stating a fact.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 25, 2015, 11:53:32 AM
I could never understand why anyone took George Gavin seriously. He was a clown who would come out with ever-more hysteria and hyperbole, his shock jockism was so clearly faked as to be embarrassing and above all he was a coward who could dish it out but was totally unable to take even the mildest criticism. That he's been doing the Sky Sports graveyard shift for twenty years sums him up.

I quite enjoyed your dissection of his criticism of H & V in one of the early editions. So whilst he stuck up for the Villa he was indeed the paupers Tony Butler of local radio.

He would often devote large chunks of his programme to slagging us, although never saying why. He went through one issue page by page, but missing out the page where he was criticised. I don't think he ever understood what good advertising it was.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Tokyo Sexwhale on March 25, 2015, 12:47:57 PM
I could never understand why anyone took George Gavin seriously. He was a clown who would come out with ever-more hysteria and hyperbole, his shock jockism was so clearly faked as to be embarrassing and above all he was a coward who could dish it out but was totally unable to take even the mildest criticism. That he's been doing the Sky Sports graveyard shift for twenty years sums him up.


I think everyone knew he was a wind-up merchant, but at least it was directed more towards Blues/Tom Ross, and was somewhat entertaining.  Better that than the "Bronx Hat Request Show" or whatever WM are serving up.

Personally, George Gavin was the voice of Villa's European adventures in the early 80s, and match reports and sports forums (fora?) thereafter; so my memories are mostly positive. 

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: AV82EC on March 25, 2015, 01:15:37 PM
I could never understand why anyone took George Gavin seriously. He was a clown who would come out with ever-more hysteria and hyperbole, his shock jockism was so clearly faked as to be embarrassing and above all he was a coward who could dish it out but was totally unable to take even the mildest criticism. That he's been doing the Sky Sports graveyard shift for twenty years sums him up.

I quite enjoyed your dissection of his criticism of H & V in one of the early editions. So whilst he stuck up for the Villa he was indeed the paupers Tony Butler of local radio.

He would often devote large chunks of his programme to slagging us, although never saying why. He went through one issue page by page, but missing out the page where he was criticised. I don't think he ever understood what good advertising it was.


I remember listening to that show and getting more annoyed as he went on. I particularly loved the irony in his comment "criticise the club they pretend to support".  What an idiot.
 
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 25, 2015, 01:18:33 PM
And next day we sold out. Thanks George.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Exeter 77 on March 25, 2015, 01:26:40 PM
Didn't he call fanzines, and specifically H&V, 'sycophantic' and 'parasites'?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 25, 2015, 01:30:13 PM
Didn't he call fanzines, and specifically H&V, 'sycophantic' and 'parasites'?

And we called him the poor man's Tony Butler. You could hear the nerve being touched in outer space.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on March 25, 2015, 01:31:00 PM
I'm struggling to see how you could be simultaneously "sycophantic" and "criticising the club you claim to support" but then I don't know as much about football as George Gavin, nor does anyone else in the West Midlands.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 25, 2015, 01:33:59 PM
The daft thing was that he'd come from the Guardian, or some other broadsheet, and he was a good writer. He had a column in the Mail for a couple of years and it was way better than anything else they printed.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Nev on March 25, 2015, 01:36:21 PM
I enjoyed him ripping the piss out of Ross on a Friday night, who was making the sort of outlandish claims about what Small Heath were going to do that almost seems to define every 'nose I've ever met.

"The coconut king of fantasy island!"
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on March 25, 2015, 01:37:08 PM
I didn't realise he wrote for the Mail. I liked him on BRMB, I thought him and Tom Ross were fairly entertaining back in the day.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: simon ward 50 on March 25, 2015, 01:57:11 PM
I'm not saying we are obsessed with WM, but 80 pages really?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Gareth on March 25, 2015, 01:59:38 PM
I could never understand why anyone took George Gavin seriously. He was a clown who would come out with ever-more hysteria and hyperbole, his shock jockism was so clearly faked as to be embarrassing and above all he was a coward who could dish it out but was totally unable to take even the mildest criticism. That he's been doing the Sky Sports graveyard shift for twenty years sums him up.


I kind of subscribe to the theory that commercial radio stations like Talksport & BRMB (or whatever it is called this week) that type of shock jock stuff is fair game because they are all about the listener numbers and generating the 50p a txt responses and the type of nonsense an Adrian Durham spouts does this.

The BBC on the other hand should hold themselves by a standard of producing quality rather than hyperbole....the one eyed pathetic output of WM brings that way into disrepute for me, when you do a phone in 5/6 days a week presented by the same clown the quality will inevitably dilute - always presuming there was ever a quality there.

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on March 25, 2015, 01:59:49 PM
Didn't he call fanzines, and specifically H&V, 'sycophantic' and 'parasites'?

And we called him the poor man's Tony Butler. You could hear the nerve being touched in outer space.

He was great when he covered the Villa in his earlier days but when he took over from Butler he tried to be like him. To say he was  poor imitation of Butler would be an understatement. Butler was naturally bombastic, it was obvious Gavin was trying to create a character for himself.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on March 25, 2015, 02:01:20 PM
I'm not saying we are obsessed with WM, but 80 pages really?

Wait till someone asks if a mini cheddar is a crisp or not. 10,000 pages and then the internet explodes.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: joe_c on March 25, 2015, 02:03:11 PM
I could never understand why anyone took George Gavin seriously. He was a clown who would come out with ever-more hysteria and hyperbole, his shock jockism was so clearly faked as to be embarrassing and above all he was a coward who could dish it out but was totally unable to take even the mildest criticism. That he's been doing the Sky Sports graveyard shift for twenty years sums him up.

I quite enjoyed your dissection of his criticism of H & V in one of the early editions. So whilst he stuck up for the Villa he was indeed the paupers Tony Butler of local radio.

He would often devote large chunks of his programme to slagging us, although never saying why. He went through one issue page by page, but missing out the page where he was criticised. I don't think he ever understood what good advertising it was.


I might be wrong but doesn't Gavin's antipathy towards H&V stem from asking for and being refused a free copy when it was 50p?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on March 25, 2015, 02:06:29 PM
I enjoyed him ripping the piss out of Ross on a Friday night, who was making the sort of outlandish claims about what Small Heath were going to do that almost seems to define every 'nose I've ever met.

"The coconut king of fantasy island!"

When we met him in the eighties I seem to recall he was very tanned and wearing three quarter length tracksuit bottoms. Either that or they were rolled up. He was very friendly but looked like a twat.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 25, 2015, 02:07:13 PM
I could never understand why anyone took George Gavin seriously. He was a clown who would come out with ever-more hysteria and hyperbole, his shock jockism was so clearly faked as to be embarrassing and above all he was a coward who could dish it out but was totally unable to take even the mildest criticism. That he's been doing the Sky Sports graveyard shift for twenty years sums him up.

I quite enjoyed your dissection of his criticism of H & V in one of the early editions. So whilst he stuck up for the Villa he was indeed the paupers Tony Butler of local radio.

He would often devote large chunks of his programme to slagging us, although never saying why. He went through one issue page by page, but missing out the page where he was criticised. I don't think he ever understood what good advertising it was.


I might be wrong but doesn't Gavin's antipathy towards H&V stem from asking for and being refused a free copy when it was 50p?

No; I'd never met him before he started his diatribes.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Nev on March 25, 2015, 02:25:39 PM
I enjoyed him ripping the piss out of Ross on a Friday night, who was making the sort of outlandish claims about what Small Heath were going to do that almost seems to define every 'nose I've ever met.

"The coconut king of fantasy island!"

When we met him in the eighties I seem to recall he was very tanned and wearing three quarter length tracksuit bottoms. Either that or they were rolled up. He was very friendly but looked like a twat.

The tan comes from going on holiday with T****r F*****s. All that queuing up in the sun to buy his hero another lager or a Solero.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Damo70 on March 26, 2015, 12:40:16 PM
I am sure I read somewhere that Gavin was a boyhood Everton fan with a soft spot for Newcastle and Villa due to starting his media career in the North East and then moving to the Midlands.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on April 01, 2015, 06:11:56 PM
Not saying they are desperate for themes to the show but tonight they are asking supporters 'what is your pre match meal?'  Last night it was 'do you have any club souvenirs on display in your car?'
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Clampy on April 01, 2015, 06:21:59 PM
Not saying they are desperate for themes to the show but tonight they are asking supporters 'what is your pre match meal?'  Last night it was 'do you have any club souvenirs on display in your car?'

That's not far off Partridge's 'who is the best Lord?' question.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Pete3206 on April 04, 2015, 02:44:09 PM
They're currently running commentary of Brown Ideye's goals with The Strangler's 'Golden Brown' playing in the background. It's cracking stuff this.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villa in Denmark on April 05, 2015, 08:59:39 PM
They're currently running commentary of Brown Ideye's goals with The Strangler's 'Golden Brown' playing in the background. It's cracking stuff this.

"Never a frown with golden". Bollocks, we've run out of material.

I'd have thought "Peaches" would have been more appropriate for that bunch of tits.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Goldie.7 on April 09, 2015, 02:32:24 AM
Listening back to Phone-In tonight

Villa fan Ron called in saying he went on Tuesday because of the cheap tickets, first he mentions Bacuna doing well in the 1st because he kept getting down the Albion wing, then he was banging on about how bad Kevin Richardson was. ::)
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on April 09, 2015, 11:03:10 PM
I caught the last phone call after the match on Tuesday night when a caller claimed WM were anti Villa and that it was like listening to a London station and not our local one. Before he could finish his sentence the presenter cut him off and made some sarcastic remark.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Richard E on April 09, 2015, 11:04:02 PM
I caught the last phone call after the match on Tuesday night when a caller claimed WM were anti Villa and that it was like listening to a London station and not our local one. Before he could finish his sentence the presenter cut him off and made some sarcastic remark.

Come on everyone, own up, which of you was it?
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Witton End on April 09, 2015, 11:06:58 PM
Gavin and ross on a Friday night with a cup of tea.thumbs up smiley
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: MONCABA on April 10, 2015, 08:47:08 AM
I caught the last phone call after the match on Tuesday night when a caller claimed WM were anti Villa and that it was like listening to a London station and not our local one. Before he could finish his sentence the presenter cut him off and made some sarcastic remark.
Yeah,  I  heard that guy as well. Wankers cut him off because he spoke the truth.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Tony Erdington on April 10, 2015, 12:29:37 PM
On last weeks show wanksies actually stood up for Villa as the Biggest club in the midlands, some sorry ass olbiyon fan who appeared to know fuck all about his own club apart from, "all villa fans are arrogant"

no slight on any decent Albion fans, as I know there are a few.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: curiousorange on April 10, 2015, 01:04:14 PM
I caught the last phone call after the match on Tuesday night when a caller claimed WM were anti Villa and that it was like listening to a London station and not our local one. Before he could finish his sentence the presenter cut him off and made some sarcastic remark.
Yeah,  I  heard that guy as well. Wankers cut him off because he spoke the truth.

He couldn't have been more appalled if the guy had called his mother a lady of the night.

There was a caller on Talksport later on who dived into a big long rant before his question which sounded like it was going to be something really apposite and cutting, only to say something about "why do the Villa always pass it backwards?". It's fair to say it flummoxed whoever was presenting.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villan For Life on April 11, 2015, 06:25:50 PM
I listened to tonight's phone in which was like a wake for the Dingles and the Tesco bags. Wanksy couldn't resist a "will Benteke be at Villa Park next season" dig though.

The older Olbiyun fan with the high pitched voice was on and was apopleptic with rage, calling his own fans allsorts. He's got them going down and blames Pulis. Happy days.

Made the Benteke comment almost bearable.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on April 11, 2015, 08:50:42 PM
If I hear them mention Jeff fuckin Astle again I'll fuckin scream.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: garyshawsknee on April 11, 2015, 09:01:41 PM
My old man still blames him for England going out of Mexico 70.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Toronto Villa on April 11, 2015, 09:02:30 PM
They have to be near suicidal on WM tonight.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 11, 2015, 09:25:39 PM
From the first call onwards:

"That was the wust I've ever sin 'em in the Premier League. Pulis is terrible."

"It started off well, it was Astle day, you went a goal up, it was Astle day, you were 2-1 up at half time, there were some good things about it, don't you blame the players as well, it was Astle day... There must have been some good things there."
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: rob_bridge on April 11, 2015, 09:49:27 PM
My old man still blames him for England going out of Mexico 70.

Harsh, a draw would have seen England Runners Up in the group.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: Villafirst on April 11, 2015, 10:01:42 PM
Will WM continue the Poll of swapping Brown Ideye for Benteke. According to Albion fans Ideye ie much superior.....
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: rob_bridge on April 13, 2015, 01:12:10 PM
Will WM continue the Poll of swapping Brown Ideye for Benteke. According to Albion fans Ideye ie much superior.....

He may well be better at stuff. Other than football.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: papa lazarou on April 13, 2015, 05:53:12 PM
Will WM continue the Poll of swapping Brown Ideye for Benteke. According to Albion fans Ideye ie much superior.....

I doubt it, they'll be trying their best to sell Benteke tonight.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on April 13, 2015, 06:44:51 PM
According to 'call me Franksy' we all wanted Tony Pulis as manager not so long ago.
I must have missed that.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: aj2k77 on April 13, 2015, 06:49:09 PM
12 goals in 13 league games under Tiny Penis, exciting stuff down at the Nou Tramp.

Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on April 13, 2015, 06:50:36 PM
Has Radio WM made much of the Baggies up for sale "crisis"? I seem to recall they banged on about the "uncertainty" and "turmoil" around Villa when Lerner did.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: saunders_heroes on April 13, 2015, 06:50:54 PM
It's noticeable how many Baggie fans are turning on Pulis. It didn't take long did it.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: PeterWithesShin on April 13, 2015, 06:53:58 PM
Since Atkinson left in the early 80s they've had 3 or 4 managers last 2 years. They always turn on the manager but they call us fickle. Knobbers.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: aj2k77 on April 13, 2015, 06:57:51 PM
They are under some kind of impression that they've spent the last 20 years watching great football as midfield wizards like Koumas and Gera have sparkled. They're complete and utter nobodies as a club and they've got a bad run in, someone always collapses and unexpectedly goes through the door, let's hope it's them and they can shake hands and share songs with the other village morons the rags in a division they're spent a hell of a lot of time in.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: aj2k77 on April 13, 2015, 07:03:38 PM
Since Atkinson left in the early 80s they've had 3 or 4 managers last 2 years. They always turn on the manager but they call us fickle. Knobbers.

They're last 4 managers put together have had less time than we gave old Lambert.
Title: Re: Radio WM
Post by: walsall villain on April 13, 2015, 07:06:04 PM
Since Atkinson left