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West Brom bid for Earnshaw

Matt Scott
Thursday August 26, 2004
The Guardian

West Bromwich Albion have registered an inquiry with Cardiff about the availability of their striker Robbie Earnshaw. It is understood that an initial offer of £2m and the midfielder Sean Gregan has been rebuffed by the Championship side, who are looking to secure a cash-only deal. Albion's manager Gary Megson, however, is not prepared to spend more than £2.5m for a player whose club need to trim their wage bill.

Though Cardiff's chairman Sam Hammam has insisted he will not diminish his club's Welsh heart by selling either Earnshaw or Danny Gabbidon, the Premiership newcomers are convinced that fiscal pragmatism will prevail.

And Earnshaw, whose relationship with his manager Lennie Lawrence has often been testy, now feels it is time to move on.

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From the South Wales Echo (icwales.co.uk):

Earnie one step closer to Albion
Aug 27 2004
Delme Parfitt, South Wales Echo

ROB Earnshaw today took a giant step closer to joining West Bromwich
Albion, as talks between the Premiership club and his representatives
began.

And it could mean that tomorrow's clash with Stoke City at Ninian Park
is the prolific striker's last in a Cardiff City shirt.

The Echo understands Earnshaw is ready to make the move to Gary Megson's
side - and that City are ready to sell, if the price is right.

Discussions were continuing today as West Brom attempt to agree personal
terms with Earnshaw, as well as a fee with Cardiff City.

The Hawthorns side stepped up their interest this week after moves for
continent-based strikers - including Anderlecht star Aruna Dindane -
broke down.

All parties have until midnight on Tuesday, when the Premiership
transfer window closes, to finalise the deal. And Bluebirds boss Lennie
Lawrence admits the next few days are crucial.

"Whether he's here come Tuesday, I don't know, but if he is, then I need
to sit down and have one hell of a chat with him," he said. "l'll be
quite happy when Tuesday night arrives, not just for me, but also for
the lad himself. "But he will score goals in the Premiership."

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With our interest in Earnshaw hotting up I would imagine its a case of not getting Dindane. Oh well, one door closes another opens!

While Dindane has proved he can do it at the Top level in Belgium and in the Champs League. Earnshaw has only really played at International level.

But the story was similar with Koumas, now look at him.
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I hope you snap him up before we play Cardiff in a couple of weeks

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Sky Sports News have just said that Earnshaw has signed for the Baggies for £3 million.
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Yeah, and could go up to £3.6m depending on how well Albion do this season.
Also, a new club record signing.
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Pressure means nothing to me - Earnshaw

Sep 5 2004




By Graham Hill, Sunday Mercury



Rob Earnshaw insists pressure will not be on the agenda when he
finally makes the step up to the Premiership - and has made it clear he is
scared of NOTHING the top flight has to offer.

In fact, Albion's new record signing reckons he is so pleased to have
been given his chance that it will be hard to wipe the smile off his face as
he intends to have fun no matter what.

Earnshaw moved to The Hawthorns from Cardiff City last week in a £3
million move as part of Gary Megson's summer spending spree.

And, after seven years of being a big fish in a relatively small pond
at Cardiff, the time has now come for him to prove himself at the highest
level.

Earnshaw has heard it all before though. He knows that he is still an
unproven quality but the Wales striker is ready to thrive on the attention
as this is the chance promised to him for so long.

It is not as if Earnshaw will be surprised at the level of attention
he gets from Baggies fans on his debut against Liverpool next week. His
former manager, Lennie Lawrence, likened the speculation surrounding the
player's future in Wales to that of Wayne Rooney.

"I've never been scared of anyone or anything in football and I'm not
about to start now," said Earnshaw, who has been in Azerbaijan with the
Wales squad this week.

"Nothing in the game holds fear for me and I honestly cannot see the
Premiership being any different.

"If I stick to what I normally do and just look to have fun everything
else should fall into place. Hopefully I'll be smiling loads this season and
beyond. It's going to be exciting.

"Speak to any footballer not playing in the Premier League and he
wants to be there. I'm exactly the same.

"Everything else goes out of the window. I don't care about the
outside world when I get out there on the pitch. Me and pressure just don't
get along. For me pressure is nothing."

And Earnshaw insists that he does not feel as though he has to live up
to the tag of being the club's record signing. All that matters to him is
that he has been bought to play alongside Kanu up front.

"I don't care about prices and money and all that rubbish. I just love
playing football,"

added the Zambia-born Earnshaw. "Hopefully I can do well for West Brom
but I don't see any point in thinking about price tags."

Earnshaw was one of three players to arrive in the space of three days
last week with Junichi Inamoto and Cosmin Contra signing before the window
closed.

But there will be no shortage of familiar faces when he arrives at
Albion next week.

Wales team-mates Jason Koumas and Andy Johnson will be well known to
him, along with Megson's No.2 Frank Burrows.

Earnshaw knows Burrows from his time as a Cardiff boss. It was Burrows
who loaned him out to Scottish side Morton four years ago in a move that
helped him make progress as a striker.

"I wouldn't say I became a different player in Scotland but I did get
a few games under my belt and proved to everyone just what I could do," said
Earnshaw.

"It turned things round for me but I only did what I knew I could
anyway, even though I wasn't getting many games at Cardiff at the time.

"Frank is a good man and because I was young he tried to look after me
and that was his way of doing it.

"He's just happy that I've done well in my career and it will be good
to team back up with him."

But Earnshaw's move to Albion nearly did not happen. While Baggies
officials were guardedly confident that they would get their man, Earnshaw
had some doubts on the Saturday night and one national newspaper declared
that the transfer was off.

It all came together on the Sunday, though, to give Megson the extra
firepower he needs with the transfer window now shut for three months.

"We just couldn't agree terms and I almost didn't sign but thankfully
we got it all sorted in the end," said Earnshaw. "It was tough for a time
but we finally managed to get it done and dusted.

"I loved every game I played for Cardiff but I think it was the right
time for the club to sell me. People are not too happy with the club at the
moment because they know Cardiff are under-achieving and can do more. I
think they will given time.

"I would rather have left when the club were doing well and the fans
were enjoying going down to Ninian Park. Hopefully they will again."

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Horse is a great 1st Division player gives 110% and isn't a whinger so has a lot of fans respect. He has good control for such a big man and can finsh well, but TBH he looks a little bit out of his depth in the Prem.

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West Brom boss Gary Megson was pleased with the substitute appearance of new £3.5million striker Robert Earnshaw in the 3-0 loss at Liverpool.
"I thought it would be a bit unfair to throw Earnshaw straight in at Anfield, as he only met the lads for the first time on Thursday morning," Megson said.

"But when he did get on there were glimpses of what we want from him.

"One run behind Sami Hyypia was very unlucky and he deserved to score, Jerzy Dudek had to make a good save."

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Earnie refuses to make excuses
ROBERT Earnshaw is refusing to dwell on his penalty miss against Fulham,
insisting: "I've got to stay positive."

The club record signing enjoyed a lively full debut which culminated in him
winning a 31st -minute spot-kick when Cottagers defender Moritz Volz handled
his header.

After a nerve-shredding three-minute delay, Earnshaw finally stepped up to
take the penalty - only to fire over the bar of Fulham keeper Edwin Van der
Sar, who TV replays revealed was well off his line.

But the Welsh international, who boasted a prolific record from 12 yards for
previous club Cardiff, insisted there was no point dwelling on his miss.

And he is already looking ahead to Tuesday's Carling Cup clash with
Colchester.

"The delay before the penalty didn't make any difference," admitted
Earnshaw.

"Yes, I missed, but I can't do anything about it now.

"I'm not sure whether their keeper was off his line. He may have been, but
it's gone now. I've got to stay positive."

Earnshaw praised his new team-mates' battling qualities as Kanu's last-gasp
equaliser secured a point from a game which saw Fulham's Papa Bouba Diop and
Andy Cole, plus Albion's Neil Clement, red carded.

"We gave away a sloppy goal but kept going and the boys did well to get back
into it," added Earnie.

"We had enough chances to win the game but it wasn't to be.

"We've now got to push on and hopefully get some wins under our belts."

Earnshaw is also relishing playing alongside former Arsenal striker Kanu
after the pair started together in attack for the first time.

"I've only trained with Kanu for four or five days but we'll hopefully get a
connection going and do well together," said the 23-year-old.

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Robert Earnshaw has been named Welsh Footballer of the Year.

The West Bromwich Albion star picked up the award for his goalscoring
prowess over the previous 12 months which included the first Welsh
hat-trick for over a decade.

Earnshaw bagged a treble against Scotland in February - the first
ever by a Cardiff City player - although he has since moved to West
Brom.

"If you get recognised for doing this then you are doing something
right and I am happy," said Earnshaw.

Cardiff did still take one award as their defender James Collins took
the Young Footballer of the Year gong.

Also honoured for their contribution to the Welsh game were Mel Nurse
and Grenville Millington.

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Earnshaw hails Robson


Robert Earnshaw has praised new West Brom boss Bryan Robson for bringing
every player in the squad into the fold.

A number of men were pushed out into the cold by former manager Gary Megson,
but Robson has given the chance of first-team football to men including
Cosmin Contra and Artim Sakiri - two international stars who did not figure
at all in Megson's plans.

And he has been rewarded by fine performances - much to the delight of
record signing Earnshaw who feels the new manager has brought a breath of
fresh air to The Hawthorns.

"It is really good at the club because the new manager has been working with
everyone - even the players who were not in focus when Gary Megson was in
charge," said the former Cardiff City striker.

Earnshaw who now has four goals to his credit from their last three games is
still facing a battle to claim a place in Robson's starting line-up after
being dropped down to the bench at Highbury last weekend.

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I will get goals Jan 14 2005

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WALES hot-shot Robert Earnshaw is backing himself to score the goals
which keep West Brom in the Premiership ... and net him a place in
John Toshack's starting XI.

Earnshaw has been a bit-part player for the Baggies under Bryan
Robson and previously with Wales under Mark Hughes.

But with Toshack's first games in charge coming up - the friendly
with Hungary and then two World Cup qualifiers with Austria - Earnie
is hoping to put his marker down for Toshack.

He hopes to follow his two FA Cup goals at the weekend with another
impressive display for West Brom in Sunday's crunch Premiership clash
with Fulham.

And Earnshaw, who has taken his West Brom tally to seven goals since
his £3m plus move from Cardiff City, remains confident of scoring
more often - and of Robson's men gaining desperately needed league
victories.

Earnshaw's double against Preston - which sets up a fourth round
clash with Tottenham - was the first time he had been on the winning
side for 11 matches.

Admitting he had found things difficult at first since his switch
from the Bluebirds, Earnshaw said, "I was in a hotel room and it's
taken a few months to get out of that and settled into a house,

"It has also taken a while to get to know my new team-mates.
Remember, I was very close to my Cardiff colleagues and West Brom was
a whole new environment for me. It's difficult to settle at first."

But Earnshaw, who is vying with Nwankwo Kanu, Kevin Campbell, Rob
Hulse and Geoff Horsfield for a place in West Brom's front-line,
insisted he never doubted his ability to score in the Premiership.

"I had done it for Wales at the very highest level, so I knew, given
the chance, I could score for West Brom too," said Earnshaw.

"Some people pointed out that it was a while before my first goal,
but that didn't take into account the fact that I was not starting
matches.

"Not once did what was happening get me down because I knew it was
only a matter of time.

"I always believe I can score and my confidence remains high. If
people give me chances, I will get goals. That's how I think every
game.

"But I can't afford to let my standards drop. For starters I want to
remain in the team; secondly, games come thick and fast in the
Premiership and you have to do well every week.

"And I want to prove I can do well at this level because I'm keen to
play a big part for Wales under the new John Toshack regime."

Earnie smiled, "He has said some nice things about me in the past, so
I'm keeping my fingers crossed there."

With West Brom rock bottom and struggling to win games in the league,
many pundits are writing off Earnshaw's chances of remaining in the
Premiership with the Baggies.

But with games against each one of the relegation candidates looming
on the horizon, Earnshaw is refusing to throw in the towel.

He says West Brom simply have to start turning draws into wins, 10 of
the club's 22 Premiership matches having finished in stalemate.

"There is still a lot to play for, starting with Fulham on Sunday,"
said Earnshaw.

"There are so many games left. If we can go on a good run and get two
or three wins soon, then we will be right back up there.

"But we have to turn those draws into wins and, hopefully, we can do
that.

"We have to beat teams that are around us. We should have beaten
Fulham at home, but didn't manage it.

"We went to Portsmouth and should have finished the game off, but
didn't.

"Likewise Southampton and Bolton. What I'm saying is that there is a
fine line and we're not scared of anyone.

"Having just come up into it this season, I have to say the
Premiership is the only place to be.

"I want to be there again next season and hopefully I can do my bit
in terms of getting goals to ensure we can get out of trouble."

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Robson wants more from Earnshaw

West Bromwich Albion manager Bryan Robson has urged record signing Robert Earnshaw to improve his all-round game.

The Wales international striker has scored seven goals since his move from Cardiff for £3m in August.

"We have to keep reminding him that his overall game has to be better," said Robson, who substituted Earnshaw in Saturday's win over Manchester City.

"We've seen a response and the previous week against Fulham was probably his best all-round game for us."

Robson said he was happy with Earnshaw's eye for goal.

"He has scored seven goals since I came to the club, which is a reasonable return as I have had him on the bench a few times," he said.

"Rob also has that kind of pace which can take him beyond opposing defenders and he can be a threat in that way as well."

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Rob 'Earn's' Robson praise
BRYAN Robson has praised Robert Earnshaw's positive attitude towards the
white-hot competition for a starting place in the Baggies' forward line.


The Albion boss today (Monday) revealed for the first time he has rebuffed
an enquiry from Wigan boss Paul Jewell for the Wales international,
insisting he is not for sale.


And Robson has told Earnie he has a big part to play in Albion's bid to
establish themselves as a Barclays Premiership club.


"Paul Jewell made an enquiry for Earnie and I told him he wasn't available,"
said Robson, who completed the £3million signing of Wigan goal machine
Nathan Ellington last Monday.


"I've spoken to Rob and told him what my plans are and where I see him."


Earnie, 24, proved a big Hawthorns hit last season as he adjusted to life in
the Barclays Premiership.


Despite playing all of his club career outside the top flight, the former
Cardiff star finished as Albion's 14-goal top scorer after joining the
Baggies for a club record fee 12 months ago.


Earnshaw is now vying with Saturday's two-goal hero Geoff Horsfield, skipper
Kevin Campbell, Kanu and new boy Ellington for a place in Robson's forward
line at champions Chelsea on Wednesday.


"To be fair to Rob, I think he found it really difficult at times being a
sub last season because he'd always been used to being in the team at
Cardiff without really having to fight for his place," added Robson.


"But Earnie saw Cambs, Geoff and Kanu's attitude around the place when they
weren't in the starting XI last season and he's taken that on board.


"He's more accepting of it, even though he's disappointed when he doesn't
always start.


"On Saturday, he was bright and bubbly around the dressing room before the
game and I thought that showed when he came on.


"He was really sharp and could have scored himself a goal.


"That's the kind of attitude and atmosphere I want around the place."

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UNSETTLED EARNSHAW GIVEN DVD
Robert Earnshaw has been handed a DVD by West Brom manager Bryan Robson
highlighting what aspects of his game need to improve for him to become an
established Premiership player.

Robson employed the same methods earlier in the season with Junichi Inamoto
and the Japanese star took his suggestions on board and has become a key
part of the Baggies side.

Earnshaw, who has had two transfer requests rejected in the past month by
Robson, is a proven goalscorer and was on target 14 times in his first
season with Albion.

But Robson feels other aspects of Earnshaw's game such as his link-up play
need to get better if he wants to play regular top-flight football.

Robson said: "We know that when Earnie gets chances, he is probably our best
finisher but he has got to improve other aspects of his game which
contribute to the team.

"Earnie has not quite grasped that yet. I need players who can grasp that
and score goals to get us into a better position in the Premier League.

"We did the same with Inamoto and he has added the defensive qualities that
a central midfield player needs as part of his game.

"Earnie has got a similar DVD to the one we gave 'Ina'. It is about things
like hold-up play and the timing of his runs which, for me, is what Earnie
needs to add to his game to be a Premiership player.

"Like I said, we know about his goalscoring and the pace he has got to go
past people but you have got to have a little bit more than that.

"If you are going through a bad patch where you are not scoring, then you
need to contribute other things to the team."

Earnshaw may want to leave The Hawthorns but Robson insisted: "We have had
no enquiries for him."

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I've never heard of anything like this before
I still think Earnie is the best chance of you moving up the league..... you just need to partner him with someone who can hold the ball up and play other people in.
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EARNSHAW TURNS DOWN SAINTS
Unsettled West Brom striker Robert Earnshaw is holding out for a move to a
Premiership club after rejecting a switch to Southampton.

The 24-year-old Wales hitman is upset at his lack of first-team action at
The Hawthorns, and has been further angered by Baggies boss Bryan Robson
giving him a DVD outlining what he needs to work on to improve his all-round
game.

Premiership quartet Birmingham, Everton, Portsmouth and Wigan have all been
linked with Earnshaw - but Saints boss George Burley has been first to put a
deal on the table, offering £1m in cash plus midfield duo Nigel Quashie and
David Prutton.

Albion chief Robson did not even get a chance to ponder the offer as
Earnshaw does not want to drop into the Championship, where Saints are
languishing in 14th place and lie seven points adrift of the playoffs.

But Burley is still keen to do some business with the Baggies in January's
transfer window, and wants to sign out-of-favour midfielder Richard Chaplow
on loan.

Robson may well be happy to sanction the former Burnley playmaker's exit on
a temporary basis, as he feels he has bags of potential but has yet to give
him an extended run in the Albion team as they battle to survive in the top
flight.



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Ah so its I'm too good for The Championship, I'd rather sit here in the Prem collecting my money than go into the Championship and play first team football?

Now we see his true colours.

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