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Irvine is doing his homework

Alan Irvine is doing his 'homework' as he trawls through a 'lot of names' on the possible incoming list at West Bromwich Albion.

Last Updated: 25/06/14 at 12:32 Post Comment

Alan Irvine: Looking to put his own stamp on West Brom squad

Alan Irvine: Looking to put his own stamp on West Brom squad

Having inherited a squad upon taking the managerial reins at The Hawthorns, Irvine is eager to put his own stamp on things.

Recruits will be required, with West Brom having turned to a new boss after narrowly avoiding the drop in 2013/14.

Irvine is working hard to ensure that those drafted in will strengthen the ranks and offer something different to those already on the books.

That is not a quick process, though, and extra care is being taken in the identification of top targets.

Irvine is, however, confident that his considered approach to transfer business will produce a positive outcome.

He said in the Birmingham Mail: "We are trawling through a lot of names.

"We're trying to make sure we do our homework in terms of the knowledge we already have - looking at videos, looking at a lot of players.

"We will continue that process. It’s obviously vitally important that you find out about the character and personality of players."

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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