Albion concern about March injury

Solly March

Solly March

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ALBION have stepped up their efforts to establish the reason for Solly March's injury absence since the start of the season.

The England under 21 international missed out for the fourth match running at Leeds last night.

Boss Sami Hyypia was hoping to have him available for the trip to Elland Road but March stayed at home for further checks on the lower back problem which has ruled him out so far.

A first scan proved inconclusive. Albion are hoping a second more detailed scan will help hasten the recovery of March, whose treatment programme so far has included acupuncture.

The 20-year-old from Eastbourne featured in more than half of Albion's Championship matches under Oscar Garcia last season.

He was awarded a four-year contract by the club in April and made his England under 21 debut alongside team-mate Jake Forster-Caskey against Qatar in the Toulon tournament in France in May.

The versatile March, forced off after starting Albion's final pre-season friendly against Southampton at the Amex last month, is likely to feature in Hyypia's attacking plans.

He can operate as an advanced midfielder or as part of the narrower front three introduced by Albion's new Finnish manager.

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7:30am Wed 20 Aug 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

This is just a smoke screen of course. No less a person than Claude Back has informed us that March is fully fit to play and that the club are telling porkies about his fitness. Blow me down, I know who I believe!
This is just a smoke screen of course. No less a person than Claude Back has informed us that March is fully fit to play and that the club are telling porkies about his fitness. Blow me down, I know who I believe! B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: -13

7:49am Wed 20 Aug 14

TheWerewolf says...

Is that the best you can come up with this morning B rian? Back to sleep then.....
Is that the best you can come up with this morning B rian? Back to sleep then..... TheWerewolf
  • Score: 7

8:11am Wed 20 Aug 14

9 of us says...

The lad is suffering from Common Ashlar
The lad is suffering from Common Ashlar 9 of us
  • Score: 1

8:30am Wed 20 Aug 14

Kit Napier's Beard says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
This is just a smoke screen of course. No less a person than Claude Back has informed us that March is fully fit to play and that the club are telling porkies about his fitness. Blow me down, I know who I believe!
Are you becoming one of the moaning Minnie that you decried on the other of the threads being worked this morning, Brian?
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: This is just a smoke screen of course. No less a person than Claude Back has informed us that March is fully fit to play and that the club are telling porkies about his fitness. Blow me down, I know who I believe![/p][/quote]Are you becoming one of the moaning Minnie that you decried on the other of the threads being worked this morning, Brian? Kit Napier's Beard
  • Score: 8

8:36am Wed 20 Aug 14

gilbertthecat says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
This is just a smoke screen of course. No less a person than Claude Back has informed us that March is fully fit to play and that the club are telling porkies about his fitness. Blow me down, I know who I believe!
BTLF - think the irony went over the heads of some! I'm with you on this one. Refreshing for the club to come out and say what's happening, in contrast to SHs comments about WB just before he left, which leads me toward the belief that SM will not be going anywhere - not yet anyway.
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: This is just a smoke screen of course. No less a person than Claude Back has informed us that March is fully fit to play and that the club are telling porkies about his fitness. Blow me down, I know who I believe![/p][/quote]BTLF - think the irony went over the heads of some! I'm with you on this one. Refreshing for the club to come out and say what's happening, in contrast to SHs comments about WB just before he left, which leads me toward the belief that SM will not be going anywhere - not yet anyway. gilbertthecat
  • Score: 6

8:38am Wed 20 Aug 14

Claude Back says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
This is just a smoke screen of course. No less a person than Claude Back has informed us that March is fully fit to play and that the club are telling porkies about his fitness. Blow me down, I know who I believe!
Actually, B rian I said that he was pronounced fit on Saturday by someone at the Club and this was also announced on Sky News so it wasn't case of conspiracy or anything like that. Clearly he had a set back ( pardon the pun) Yesterday I asked whether it was significant or not. I said nothing about the club telling porkies, so calm down and untwist those panties. I also stated l knew nothing about any sale.
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: This is just a smoke screen of course. No less a person than Claude Back has informed us that March is fully fit to play and that the club are telling porkies about his fitness. Blow me down, I know who I believe![/p][/quote]Actually, B rian I said that he was pronounced fit on Saturday by someone at the Club and this was also announced on Sky News so it wasn't case of conspiracy or anything like that. Clearly he had a set back ( pardon the pun) Yesterday I asked whether it was significant or not. I said nothing about the club telling porkies, so calm down and untwist those panties. I also stated l knew nothing about any sale. Claude Back
  • Score: 14

8:38am Wed 20 Aug 14

Claude Back says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
This is just a smoke screen of course. No less a person than Claude Back has informed us that March is fully fit to play and that the club are telling porkies about his fitness. Blow me down, I know who I believe!
Actually, B rian I said that he was pronounced fit on Saturday by someone at the Club and this was also announced on Sky News so it wasn't case of conspiracy or anything like that. Clearly he had a set back ( pardon the pun) Yesterday I asked whether it was significant or not. I said nothing about the club telling porkies, so calm down and untwist those panties. I also stated l knew nothing about any sale.
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: This is just a smoke screen of course. No less a person than Claude Back has informed us that March is fully fit to play and that the club are telling porkies about his fitness. Blow me down, I know who I believe![/p][/quote]Actually, B rian I said that he was pronounced fit on Saturday by someone at the Club and this was also announced on Sky News so it wasn't case of conspiracy or anything like that. Clearly he had a set back ( pardon the pun) Yesterday I asked whether it was significant or not. I said nothing about the club telling porkies, so calm down and untwist those panties. I also stated l knew nothing about any sale. Claude Back
  • Score: 0

8:38am Wed 20 Aug 14

Claude Back says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
This is just a smoke screen of course. No less a person than Claude Back has informed us that March is fully fit to play and that the club are telling porkies about his fitness. Blow me down, I know who I believe!
Actually, B rian I said that he was pronounced fit on Saturday by someone at the Club and this was also announced on Sky News so it wasn't case of conspiracy or anything like that. Clearly he had a set back ( pardon the pun) Yesterday I asked whether it was significant or not. I said nothing about the club telling porkies, so calm down and untwist those panties. I also stated l knew nothing about any sale.
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: This is just a smoke screen of course. No less a person than Claude Back has informed us that March is fully fit to play and that the club are telling porkies about his fitness. Blow me down, I know who I believe![/p][/quote]Actually, B rian I said that he was pronounced fit on Saturday by someone at the Club and this was also announced on Sky News so it wasn't case of conspiracy or anything like that. Clearly he had a set back ( pardon the pun) Yesterday I asked whether it was significant or not. I said nothing about the club telling porkies, so calm down and untwist those panties. I also stated l knew nothing about any sale. Claude Back
  • Score: -1

8:42am Wed 20 Aug 14

Claude Back says...

Apologies the phone playing up again so it got posted manifold.
Apologies the phone playing up again so it got posted manifold. Claude Back
  • Score: 4

9:00am Wed 20 Aug 14

dave from bexill says...

Claude Back wrote:
Apologies the phone playing up again so it got posted manifold.
A bad workman always blames his tool,doesn't he Claude
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: Apologies the phone playing up again so it got posted manifold.[/p][/quote]A bad workman always blames his tool,doesn't he Claude dave from bexill
  • Score: 5

9:15am Wed 20 Aug 14

The_Writing_is_on_the_Wall says...

I think its an eyesight problem, he cant see any future at the Albion. Ha! Ha!
I think its an eyesight problem, he cant see any future at the Albion. Ha! Ha! The_Writing_is_on_the_Wall
  • Score: -4

9:15am Wed 20 Aug 14

Cliify0002 says...

Back problems are hard to diagnose maybe though with all the rumours about transfers he doesn't want to play but wants to move on, only time will tell but hope he stays he's handy to have.
Back problems are hard to diagnose maybe though with all the rumours about transfers he doesn't want to play but wants to move on, only time will tell but hope he stays he's handy to have. Cliify0002
  • Score: 2

9:44am Wed 20 Aug 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Acupuncture? No wonder he's not got better... why not try some real medicine rather than pseudo-science? ;-)
Acupuncture? No wonder he's not got better... why not try some real medicine rather than pseudo-science? ;-) Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: -2

9:59am Wed 20 Aug 14

pablobrowno says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Acupuncture? No wonder he's not got better... why not try some real medicine rather than pseudo-science? ;-)
Good to see that your son played so well in the heart of defence last night. Perhaps he isn't getting "free"money after all? Is he still drunk nightclub scum though? ๐Ÿ˜œ
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Acupuncture? No wonder he's not got better... why not try some real medicine rather than pseudo-science? ;-)[/p][/quote]Good to see that your son played so well in the heart of defence last night. Perhaps he isn't getting "free"money after all? Is he still drunk nightclub scum though? ๐Ÿ˜œ pablobrowno
  • Score: 2

10:08am Wed 20 Aug 14

Max Ripple says...

Kit Napier's Beard wrote:
B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
This is just a smoke screen of course. No less a person than Claude Back has informed us that March is fully fit to play and that the club are telling porkies about his fitness. Blow me down, I know who I believe!
Are you becoming one of the moaning Minnie that you decried on the other of the threads being worked this morning, Brian?
I suspect there is a bit of irony here guys.........
[quote][p][bold]Kit Napier's Beard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: This is just a smoke screen of course. No less a person than Claude Back has informed us that March is fully fit to play and that the club are telling porkies about his fitness. Blow me down, I know who I believe![/p][/quote]Are you becoming one of the moaning Minnie that you decried on the other of the threads being worked this morning, Brian?[/p][/quote]I suspect there is a bit of irony here guys......... Max Ripple
  • Score: 1

10:12am Wed 20 Aug 14

Max Ripple says...

Cliify0002 wrote:
Back problems are hard to diagnose maybe though with all the rumours about transfers he doesn't want to play but wants to move on, only time will tell but hope he stays he's handy to have.
I wish someone could sort my back problem. Acupuncture, chiropractor, witch doctor, scaffolder - anyone I'm not fussy. They are notoriously difficult problems to diagnose.
[quote][p][bold]Cliify0002[/bold] wrote: Back problems are hard to diagnose maybe though with all the rumours about transfers he doesn't want to play but wants to move on, only time will tell but hope he stays he's handy to have.[/p][/quote]I wish someone could sort my back problem. Acupuncture, chiropractor, witch doctor, scaffolder - anyone I'm not fussy. They are notoriously difficult problems to diagnose. Max Ripple
  • Score: 4

10:18am Wed 20 Aug 14

Max Ripple says...

pablobrowno wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Acupuncture? No wonder he's not got better... why not try some real medicine rather than pseudo-science? ;-)
Good to see that your son played so well in the heart of defence last night. Perhaps he isn't getting "free"money after all? Is he still drunk nightclub scum though? ๐Ÿ˜œ
I assume you mean Dunky but maybe I'm wrong. A couple of seasons ago we were all praising him as one of the best young central defenders around with great promise. Ok so he had a difficult brush with the law and it has taken sometime for him to grow up and get his head in the right place. But I think we can see a bit of the old Dunk coming back to form again. He was traumatised by the Liverpool game. It was his (or any of ours) worst nightmare come true. On telly in front of millions of football fans! This might be his season. And don't tell me that the only reason for his new contract is because of "the family" or whatever.
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Acupuncture? No wonder he's not got better... why not try some real medicine rather than pseudo-science? ;-)[/p][/quote]Good to see that your son played so well in the heart of defence last night. Perhaps he isn't getting "free"money after all? Is he still drunk nightclub scum though? ๐Ÿ˜œ[/p][/quote]I assume you mean Dunky but maybe I'm wrong. A couple of seasons ago we were all praising him as one of the best young central defenders around with great promise. Ok so he had a difficult brush with the law and it has taken sometime for him to grow up and get his head in the right place. But I think we can see a bit of the old Dunk coming back to form again. He was traumatised by the Liverpool game. It was his (or any of ours) worst nightmare come true. On telly in front of millions of football fans! This might be his season. And don't tell me that the only reason for his new contract is because of "the family" or whatever. Max Ripple
  • Score: 9

10:52am Wed 20 Aug 14

Claude Back says...

dave from bexill wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
Apologies the phone playing up again so it got posted manifold.
A bad workman always blames his tool,doesn't he Claude
Hey, you leave my tool out of it, Dave.
It's not as good as it once was but good once as ever it was. ;-)
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: Apologies the phone playing up again so it got posted manifold.[/p][/quote]A bad workman always blames his tool,doesn't he Claude[/p][/quote]Hey, you leave my tool out of it, Dave. It's not as good as it once was but good once as ever it was. ;-) Claude Back
  • Score: 6

11:13am Wed 20 Aug 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

pablobrowno wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Acupuncture? No wonder he's not got better... why not try some real medicine rather than pseudo-science? ;-)
Good to see that your son played so well in the heart of defence last night. Perhaps he isn't getting "free"money after all? Is he still drunk nightclub scum though? ๐Ÿ˜œ
No, no free money or drink to young Lewis. He's a teetotal grafter, like his dad. I truly fear for his hairline, though! :-)
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Acupuncture? No wonder he's not got better... why not try some real medicine rather than pseudo-science? ;-)[/p][/quote]Good to see that your son played so well in the heart of defence last night. Perhaps he isn't getting "free"money after all? Is he still drunk nightclub scum though? ๐Ÿ˜œ[/p][/quote]No, no free money or drink to young Lewis. He's a teetotal grafter, like his dad. I truly fear for his hairline, though! :-) Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 3

12:37pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Perseus says...

Acupuncture. Is this code for an imaginary injury?
Acupuncture. Is this code for an imaginary injury? Perseus
  • Score: -1

1:19pm Wed 20 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

Perseus wrote:
Acupuncture. Is this code for an imaginary injury?
Acupuncture is about damage to the nerves, if the soft tissue and bone structure doesn't appear to be damaged, the next area to look at is the nerves. Think of a complex wiring loom in a car or plane, something is wrong but not easily seen, you test each wire until you find the fault. I doubt that there is anyone on this forum that hasn't heard of a person being diagnosed with a, 'trapped nerve.'
[quote][p][bold]Perseus[/bold] wrote: Acupuncture. Is this code for an imaginary injury?[/p][/quote]Acupuncture is about damage to the nerves, if the soft tissue and bone structure doesn't appear to be damaged, the next area to look at is the nerves. Think of a complex wiring loom in a car or plane, something is wrong but not easily seen, you test each wire until you find the fault. I doubt that there is anyone on this forum that hasn't heard of a person being diagnosed with a, 'trapped nerve.' VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

4:02pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

I notice that some postings have been removed from this thread. How strange.
I notice that some postings have been removed from this thread. How strange. Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 2

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