Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Irvine open to talks with overlooked Ideye

04 November 2014, 20:59

London - West Bromwich Albion manager Alan Irvine said in a Tuesday newspaper interview that he is willing to explain to club-record signing Brown Ideye why he has been dropped.

Nigeria striker Ideye has scored only once since his 10 million ($16 million, 12.8 million euros) transfer from Dynamo Kiev and was left out of the squad for West Brom's 1-0 win at Leicester City on Saturday.

"The way that we do it is, I say to any player, 'If you want to come in on Monday, come in on Monday,'" Irvine told local newspaper the Wolverhampton Express and Star.

"But when the team's named and the subs are named, they have to accept that, respect the rest of the players, and then come back in later if they want to have a chat.

Also read: Ireland name squad for Romania clash

"I might have a chat with him if he feels he needs to have a chat, but if he doesn't then I won't be calling him in."

Ideye has made only two Premier League starts for West Brom since arriving during the close season, but Irvine says his omission at Leicester was for purely tactical reasons.

"We pick the team carefully, even if it's the same team," said Irvine, who had Victor Anichebe and Georgios Samaras on the bench at the King Power Stadium.

"It's still chosen with a lot of thought and care that applies to the subs as well. What we knew was that Leicester had a physical presence. Generally, I have two centre-forwards on the bench.

"I decided that I needed physical options there rather than somebody like Brown, whose strengths are running in behind. That's why I went for Victor and Sami."



Matic: This was the real Chelsea

24 October 2016, 21:02

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
4 ways to handle your cheating ma...

He is cheating. How do you handle him?

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Why do men choose second wives?

Why do men choose to have second wives?

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
Wizkid set for twin Kenyan shows

Wizkid is back in Kenya. For two shows.

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
Udada women's festival begins in ...

The Udada women's festival has arrived in Nairobi.

Submitted by
Uhuru pardons 2747 death row conv...

President Uhuru Kenyatta has pardoned a number of death row convicts, sending them to life sentences instead. Read more...

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
WATCH: Kaka Sungura arrested in t...

Was Kaka Sungura arrested in town?