Ulloa deal is done while Albion winger heads north of the border

Leo Ulloa's move will be confirmed this morning by both clubs

Jeffrey Monakana can play his way into Albion's plans with Aberdeen

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

Leo Ulloa has completed his £8 million move from Albion to Premier League new boys Leicester City.

The Argentinian target man passed his medical yesterday and has signed a four-year contract with the Foxes.

The deal will be officially confirmed by both clubs today.

Leicester have their opening pre-season friendly at Ilkeston Town this evening before flying to Thailand tomorrow.

Ulloa’s debut for Nigel Pearson’s side is likely to be in Bangkok on Sunday against Everton.

Leicester launch their return to the top-flight against the same opponents on August 16, a week after Albion start their Championship campaign against Sheffield Wednesday at the Amex.

Meanwhile, Albion want Jeffrey Monakana to boost his chances of breaking into the first team at the Amex during a loan spell at Aberdeen.

The winger has joined the Scottish Premier League club until January 5.

Albion bought Monakana from Preston North End at the start of the year for an undisclosed fee on a development contract until June 2015.

He made more than 40 appearances in League One for Preston and on loan to Colchester but the 20-year-old former Arsenal prospect did not manage a first team breakthrough last season under Oscar Garcia and was loaned out to tomorrow night’s friendly hosts Crawley.

They wanted him back but Monakana has been sent north of the border now that Sami Hyypia is in charge, with a view to fast-tracking his development.

Albion’s head of football David Burke said: “This is a great opportunity for Jeffrey to go to a successful, well-run club, and to play for one of the top teams in the SPL.

“He came back to us for pre-season training looking sharp and it was no surprise to us that several clubs were interested in taking him on loan.

“His best chance to break into our first-team squad is to go on loan, play as many games as he can and enjoy his time with Aberdeen, and I’m sure he can come back to us with more experience and as a better player.

“We are confident that Derek McInnes and his staff can get the best out of him.”

Monakana is ineligible for Thursday’s Europa League qualifying second leg against FC Groningen in Holland after the teams drew 0-0 in the first leg at Pittodrie but Dons’ chief McInnes believes his fifth summer signing can make an impact.

McInnes said: “Jeffrey is a player we have been aware of for some time. He will offer additional competition in the wide areas, where he brings real pace.”

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5:16am Tue 22 Jul 14

Albion In Staffs says...

So apparently Crawley wanted Monakana back but David Burke says: "“This is a great opportunity for Jeffrey to go to a successful, well-run club."
One in the eye for JG then.
So apparently Crawley wanted Monakana back but David Burke says: "“This is a great opportunity for Jeffrey to go to a successful, well-run club." One in the eye for JG then. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 4

5:49am Tue 22 Jul 14

JeffLomer says...

Morning, I wish Leo well with his new venture, but can we move on from Leo he has left, I would like to hear how Croft and Stephens are getting on with there injuries will they be fit either off them for start off season,

Now we got some money let's go out and spend some on new players im sure we have players lined up just hope we don't have to pay over the odds now other clubs no we got some cash, anybody got any players in mind within budget off course,
Up the Albion!!
Morning, I wish Leo well with his new venture, but can we move on from Leo he has left, I would like to hear how Croft and Stephens are getting on with there injuries will they be fit either off them for start off season, Now we got some money let's go out and spend some on new players im sure we have players lined up just hope we don't have to pay over the odds now other clubs no we got some cash, anybody got any players in mind within budget off course, Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 10

6:43am Tue 22 Jul 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
So apparently Crawley wanted Monakana back but David Burke says: "“This is a great opportunity for Jeffrey to go to a successful, well-run club."
One in the eye for JG then.
Yes, seems strange that the Creepies wanted him back. Didn't Gregory slate JM over his lack of fitness and attitude while he was there??

Saddened by Ulloa's departure although we all knew it was coming. I would have liked him for one more year as part of a regular strike force with CMS. Now we'll never know what they could really have done together - I think they would have complemented each other's style and scored a shed load. Still, it was a great deal for us and one we could never refuse. Really looking forward to seeing who comes in for us over the next 2/3 weeks. Hats off to our management for securing a good deal for us, done with dignity, and I'm not in the least concerned that none of us really knows who's coming in - that's a far more professional way of doing things IMHO.

UTA!!
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: So apparently Crawley wanted Monakana back but David Burke says: "“This is a great opportunity for Jeffrey to go to a successful, well-run club." One in the eye for JG then.[/p][/quote]Yes, seems strange that the Creepies wanted him back. Didn't Gregory slate JM over his lack of fitness and attitude while he was there?? Saddened by Ulloa's departure although we all knew it was coming. I would have liked him for one more year as part of a regular strike force with CMS. Now we'll never know what they could really have done together - I think they would have complemented each other's style and scored a shed load. Still, it was a great deal for us and one we could never refuse. Really looking forward to seeing who comes in for us over the next 2/3 weeks. Hats off to our management for securing a good deal for us, done with dignity, and I'm not in the least concerned that none of us really knows who's coming in - that's a far more professional way of doing things IMHO. UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 14

7:11am Tue 22 Jul 14

Rhodes Seagull says...

Wish him well hope it works out.
Argus why so many repeats? It's like the BBC!
9:27pm Monday 21st July 2014 Leo deal done
5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014 This article, Ulloa deal is done
5:21pm Monday 21st July 2014 Albion winger borrowed by Aberdeen.
5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014, Ulloa deal is done while Albion winger heads north of the border same stories/articles.
And agree with JeffLomer can we please move on now to players who will take us forward this season?.
Wish him well hope it works out. Argus why so many repeats? It's like the BBC! 9:27pm Monday 21st July 2014 Leo deal done 5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014 This article, Ulloa deal is done 5:21pm Monday 21st July 2014 Albion winger borrowed by Aberdeen. 5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014, Ulloa deal is done while Albion winger heads north of the border same stories/articles. And agree with JeffLomer can we please move on now to players who will take us forward this season?. Rhodes Seagull
  • Score: -7

7:24am Tue 22 Jul 14

ringtone says...

Rhodes Seagull wrote:
Wish him well hope it works out.
Argus why so many repeats? It's like the BBC!
9:27pm Monday 21st July 2014 Leo deal done
5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014 This article, Ulloa deal is done
5:21pm Monday 21st July 2014 Albion winger borrowed by Aberdeen.
5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014, Ulloa deal is done while Albion winger heads north of the border same stories/articles.
And agree with JeffLomer can we please move on now to players who will take us forward this season?.
With scant chance of any players joining the Albion how else can they keep you engaged.
[quote][p][bold]Rhodes Seagull[/bold] wrote: Wish him well hope it works out. Argus why so many repeats? It's like the BBC! 9:27pm Monday 21st July 2014 Leo deal done 5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014 This article, Ulloa deal is done 5:21pm Monday 21st July 2014 Albion winger borrowed by Aberdeen. 5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014, Ulloa deal is done while Albion winger heads north of the border same stories/articles. And agree with JeffLomer can we please move on now to players who will take us forward this season?.[/p][/quote]With scant chance of any players joining the Albion how else can they keep you engaged. ringtone
  • Score: -3

7:26am Tue 22 Jul 14

ringtone says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
So apparently Crawley wanted Monakana back but David Burke says: "“This is a great opportunity for Jeffrey to go to a successful, well-run club."
One in the eye for JG then.
Short memory.

Don't diss one of our own.

UTA
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: So apparently Crawley wanted Monakana back but David Burke says: "“This is a great opportunity for Jeffrey to go to a successful, well-run club." One in the eye for JG then.[/p][/quote]Short memory. Don't diss one of our own. UTA ringtone
  • Score: 1

7:38am Tue 22 Jul 14

farside says...

Should have a new keeper in time for Crawley.
Should have a new keeper in time for Crawley. farside
  • Score: 0

7:40am Tue 22 Jul 14

daughter-of-manag says...

Rhodes Seagull wrote:
Wish him well hope it works out.
Argus why so many repeats? It's like the BBC!
9:27pm Monday 21st July 2014 Leo deal done
5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014 This article, Ulloa deal is done
5:21pm Monday 21st July 2014 Albion winger borrowed by Aberdeen.
5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014, Ulloa deal is done while Albion winger heads north of the border same stories/articles.
And agree with JeffLomer can we please move on now to players who will take us forward this season?.
To be fair - many of the posts are also beyond repetitive "we must spend money on new players" "we need Ward back" "why are we buying journeymen?" I guess the monotonous postings are representative of the lack of new news; I suppose that anything is better than reading troll gibberish.

I think that we are in a very tough league & that we will do well to be in the top 8; spending lots of money won't guarantee success. Who do you think the contenders are to get relegated and auto promoted this season? I looked at the teams and I think it's a hard call to make.
[quote][p][bold]Rhodes Seagull[/bold] wrote: Wish him well hope it works out. Argus why so many repeats? It's like the BBC! 9:27pm Monday 21st July 2014 Leo deal done 5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014 This article, Ulloa deal is done 5:21pm Monday 21st July 2014 Albion winger borrowed by Aberdeen. 5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014, Ulloa deal is done while Albion winger heads north of the border same stories/articles. And agree with JeffLomer can we please move on now to players who will take us forward this season?.[/p][/quote]To be fair - many of the posts are also beyond repetitive "we must spend money on new players" "we need Ward back" "why are we buying journeymen?" I guess the monotonous postings are representative of the lack of new news; I suppose that anything is better than reading troll gibberish. I think that we are in a very tough league & that we will do well to be in the top 8; spending lots of money won't guarantee success. Who do you think the contenders are to get relegated and auto promoted this season? I looked at the teams and I think it's a hard call to make. daughter-of-manag
  • Score: 8

7:52am Tue 22 Jul 14

Paulmarshall18 says...

If they don't sign 3 or 4 decent champ players soon, Albion will be the ones in a relegation battle imho
If they don't sign 3 or 4 decent champ players soon, Albion will be the ones in a relegation battle imho Paulmarshall18
  • Score: -2

7:59am Tue 22 Jul 14

mark by the sea says...

I find the silence coming from the club not what I expect, this club was built from the edge of destruction by the fans who marched with the manager , dick knight and fellow supporters, where is the open chat which should be coming from the club?
I honestly think if results don't happen, the fans will turn, simple communication from barber explaining where we are with FFP , and more important our ambition for promotion?
If we struggle to sign players , things will only get worse, we now have 12 million over last 6-7 months in the bank , and clubs know that!
As for sending the winger north ! Guy has played in division 1 , lots of experience, and this is fast tracking? If he is looking sharp why send him out? Lol
As for the argus , really struggling for a story, photo later of Leo in his new strip? And quote saying how he loved the Albion and the fans?
I find the silence coming from the club not what I expect, this club was built from the edge of destruction by the fans who marched with the manager , dick knight and fellow supporters, where is the open chat which should be coming from the club? I honestly think if results don't happen, the fans will turn, simple communication from barber explaining where we are with FFP , and more important our ambition for promotion? If we struggle to sign players , things will only get worse, we now have 12 million over last 6-7 months in the bank , and clubs know that! As for sending the winger north ! Guy has played in division 1 , lots of experience, and this is fast tracking? If he is looking sharp why send him out? Lol As for the argus , really struggling for a story, photo later of Leo in his new strip? And quote saying how he loved the Albion and the fans? mark by the sea
  • Score: -1

8:08am Tue 22 Jul 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Perhaps there will be an article on Bridcutts move to Sunderland tomorrow or Betty the tea lady's new urn. The sad thing is with so little happening on the player front the argus has to recycle anything to make a story. I look at other teams quietly but efficiently building their squads and wonder why we're not doing the same, especially with at least 8 million burning a hole in our pocket.
Perhaps there will be an article on Bridcutts move to Sunderland tomorrow or Betty the tea lady's new urn. The sad thing is with so little happening on the player front the argus has to recycle anything to make a story. I look at other teams quietly but efficiently building their squads and wonder why we're not doing the same, especially with at least 8 million burning a hole in our pocket. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -5

8:15am Tue 22 Jul 14

OldGull says...

ringtone wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
So apparently Crawley wanted Monakana back but David Burke says: "“This is a great opportunity for Jeffrey to go to a successful, well-run club."
One in the eye for JG then.
Short memory.

Don't diss one of our own.

UTA
One of our own?
JG, the guy who slagged off Albion when he tried to steal Gareth Barry and then complained when the tribunal ordered Villa to pay up.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: So apparently Crawley wanted Monakana back but David Burke says: "“This is a great opportunity for Jeffrey to go to a successful, well-run club." One in the eye for JG then.[/p][/quote]Short memory. Don't diss one of our own. UTA[/p][/quote]One of our own? JG, the guy who slagged off Albion when he tried to steal Gareth Barry and then complained when the tribunal ordered Villa to pay up. OldGull
  • Score: 14

8:15am Tue 22 Jul 14

rogerthefish says...

I not going to say who, but I believe we are having 3 Chelsea players on loan.
I not going to say who, but I believe we are having 3 Chelsea players on loan. rogerthefish
  • Score: -9

8:17am Tue 22 Jul 14

Sheil says...

Surely Mark you cannot knock the deal the Management have done with Leo....do you really expect them to be more open? I think they are very shrewd-let them get on with their job!
They've done a damned fine job so far with regard to the facilities.

If you consider how Tony Bloom has made his pile I'm sure he had to have his "hand" well covered.

More patience needed.

UTA
Surely Mark you cannot knock the deal the Management have done with Leo....do you really expect them to be more open? I think they are very shrewd-let them get on with their job! They've done a damned fine job so far with regard to the facilities. If you consider how Tony Bloom has made his pile I'm sure he had to have his "hand" well covered. More patience needed. UTA Sheil
  • Score: 14

8:22am Tue 22 Jul 14

OldGull says...

FFS
Can't some of you stop moaning.
So you want the club to publicise who they are after?
Why?, You would all then moan if we didn't get them.
Let them quietly get on with signing players,
Moan if you like if we havent completed a few more by the start of the season
FFS Can't some of you stop moaning. So you want the club to publicise who they are after? Why?, You would all then moan if we didn't get them. Let them quietly get on with signing players, Moan if you like if we havent completed a few more by the start of the season OldGull
  • Score: 18

8:24am Tue 22 Jul 14

dave from bexill says...

So in the end it was all about Leo wanting to go, because Leicester offered him a freebie in the Far East.
Seriously though, and despite the amazing fee, I'm really sorry to see him leave. It took so long to find and sign him, would have loved him to stay.
In terms of the club seeking a top six place, at the least, again this coming season, I'm a bit concerned now, only because last season we had, in my view, four automatic starters: TK, Upson, Ward and Leo...now all departed. As others have said, lets hope the club have genuine and realistic replacements lined up. Roll on the 9th August and UTA.
So in the end it was all about Leo wanting to go, because Leicester offered him a freebie in the Far East. Seriously though, and despite the amazing fee, I'm really sorry to see him leave. It took so long to find and sign him, would have loved him to stay. In terms of the club seeking a top six place, at the least, again this coming season, I'm a bit concerned now, only because last season we had, in my view, four automatic starters: TK, Upson, Ward and Leo...now all departed. As others have said, lets hope the club have genuine and realistic replacements lined up. Roll on the 9th August and UTA. dave from bexill
  • Score: 13

8:30am Tue 22 Jul 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

OldGull wrote:
FFS
Can't some of you stop moaning.
So you want the club to publicise who they are after?
Why?, You would all then moan if we didn't get them.
Let them quietly get on with signing players,
Moan if you like if we havent completed a few more by the start of the season
Completely agree. Let them do their business - I'm sure plenty will moan if they don't like who comes in. A bit like COG who might just surprise some people. The Ulloa deal was only concluded last night an we already have the predictable ones complaining that the money hasn't been spent yet! Let those in charge of recruitment do their thing, and let the players do what they've been recruited to do before you whinge. After all, it would be terrible to have to eat your own words wouldn't it?

UTA!!
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: FFS Can't some of you stop moaning. So you want the club to publicise who they are after? Why?, You would all then moan if we didn't get them. Let them quietly get on with signing players, Moan if you like if we havent completed a few more by the start of the season[/p][/quote]Completely agree. Let them do their business - I'm sure plenty will moan if they don't like who comes in. A bit like COG who might just surprise some people. The Ulloa deal was only concluded last night an we already have the predictable ones complaining that the money hasn't been spent yet! Let those in charge of recruitment do their thing, and let the players do what they've been recruited to do before you whinge. After all, it would be terrible to have to eat your own words wouldn't it? UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 13

8:45am Tue 22 Jul 14

JeffLomer says...

mark by the sea wrote:
I find the silence coming from the club not what I expect, this club was built from the edge of destruction by the fans who marched with the manager , dick knight and fellow supporters, where is the open chat which should be coming from the club?
I honestly think if results don't happen, the fans will turn, simple communication from barber explaining where we are with FFP , and more important our ambition for promotion?
If we struggle to sign players , things will only get worse, we now have 12 million over last 6-7 months in the bank , and clubs know that!
As for sending the winger north ! Guy has played in division 1 , lots of experience, and this is fast tracking? If he is looking sharp why send him out? Lol
As for the argus , really struggling for a story, photo later of Leo in his new strip? And quote saying how he loved the Albion and the fans?
What do you want Mark the club to install you a red phone in your house to let you no first when there is any news coming out the club, I quite like the silence from the board it shows there not prepared to give any potential players were after to the media to leek out, you might want a red phone thinking your batman but many would say the joker,

As for Leo who cares if they put picture off him in his Leicester shirt, yer he probably will say he loved the fans and most loved him, most off all were great full for the 6million plus profit he's left us with, we move forward with squad were have from august the 9th, i don't expect promotion like some on here, I'm just great full we've got a club to follow!!
Up the Albion!!
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: I find the silence coming from the club not what I expect, this club was built from the edge of destruction by the fans who marched with the manager , dick knight and fellow supporters, where is the open chat which should be coming from the club? I honestly think if results don't happen, the fans will turn, simple communication from barber explaining where we are with FFP , and more important our ambition for promotion? If we struggle to sign players , things will only get worse, we now have 12 million over last 6-7 months in the bank , and clubs know that! As for sending the winger north ! Guy has played in division 1 , lots of experience, and this is fast tracking? If he is looking sharp why send him out? Lol As for the argus , really struggling for a story, photo later of Leo in his new strip? And quote saying how he loved the Albion and the fans?[/p][/quote]What do you want Mark the club to install you a red phone in your house to let you no first when there is any news coming out the club, I quite like the silence from the board it shows there not prepared to give any potential players were after to the media to leek out, you might want a red phone thinking your batman but many would say the joker, As for Leo who cares if they put picture off him in his Leicester shirt, yer he probably will say he loved the fans and most loved him, most off all were great full for the 6million plus profit he's left us with, we move forward with squad were have from august the 9th, i don't expect promotion like some on here, I'm just great full we've got a club to follow!! Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 18

8:49am Tue 22 Jul 14

mark by the sea says...

JeffLomer wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
I find the silence coming from the club not what I expect, this club was built from the edge of destruction by the fans who marched with the manager , dick knight and fellow supporters, where is the open chat which should be coming from the club?
I honestly think if results don't happen, the fans will turn, simple communication from barber explaining where we are with FFP , and more important our ambition for promotion?
If we struggle to sign players , things will only get worse, we now have 12 million over last 6-7 months in the bank , and clubs know that!
As for sending the winger north ! Guy has played in division 1 , lots of experience, and this is fast tracking? If he is looking sharp why send him out? Lol
As for the argus , really struggling for a story, photo later of Leo in his new strip? And quote saying how he loved the Albion and the fans?
What do you want Mark the club to install you a red phone in your house to let you no first when there is any news coming out the club, I quite like the silence from the board it shows there not prepared to give any potential players were after to the media to leek out, you might want a red phone thinking your batman but many would say the joker,

As for Leo who cares if they put picture off him in his Leicester shirt, yer he probably will say he loved the fans and most loved him, most off all were great full for the 6million plus profit he's left us with, we move forward with squad were have from august the 9th, i don't expect promotion like some on here, I'm just great full we've got a club to follow!!
Up the Albion!!
No, but I can't remember a interview with sami? Bridcutt left and nothing said, OG left and we installed sami without any sort of fan fare,
I would like TB to come out and say lessons have been learnt , we have lost two or three very good players, but that does not change our ambition to go up!
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: I find the silence coming from the club not what I expect, this club was built from the edge of destruction by the fans who marched with the manager , dick knight and fellow supporters, where is the open chat which should be coming from the club? I honestly think if results don't happen, the fans will turn, simple communication from barber explaining where we are with FFP , and more important our ambition for promotion? If we struggle to sign players , things will only get worse, we now have 12 million over last 6-7 months in the bank , and clubs know that! As for sending the winger north ! Guy has played in division 1 , lots of experience, and this is fast tracking? If he is looking sharp why send him out? Lol As for the argus , really struggling for a story, photo later of Leo in his new strip? And quote saying how he loved the Albion and the fans?[/p][/quote]What do you want Mark the club to install you a red phone in your house to let you no first when there is any news coming out the club, I quite like the silence from the board it shows there not prepared to give any potential players were after to the media to leek out, you might want a red phone thinking your batman but many would say the joker, As for Leo who cares if they put picture off him in his Leicester shirt, yer he probably will say he loved the fans and most loved him, most off all were great full for the 6million plus profit he's left us with, we move forward with squad were have from august the 9th, i don't expect promotion like some on here, I'm just great full we've got a club to follow!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]No, but I can't remember a interview with sami? Bridcutt left and nothing said, OG left and we installed sami without any sort of fan fare, I would like TB to come out and say lessons have been learnt , we have lost two or three very good players, but that does not change our ambition to go up! mark by the sea
  • Score: -3

8:51am Tue 22 Jul 14

mark by the sea says...

mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
I find the silence coming from the club not what I expect, this club was built from the edge of destruction by the fans who marched with the manager , dick knight and fellow supporters, where is the open chat which should be coming from the club?
I honestly think if results don't happen, the fans will turn, simple communication from barber explaining where we are with FFP , and more important our ambition for promotion?
If we struggle to sign players , things will only get worse, we now have 12 million over last 6-7 months in the bank , and clubs know that!
As for sending the winger north ! Guy has played in division 1 , lots of experience, and this is fast tracking? If he is looking sharp why send him out? Lol
As for the argus , really struggling for a story, photo later of Leo in his new strip? And quote saying how he loved the Albion and the fans?
What do you want Mark the club to install you a red phone in your house to let you no first when there is any news coming out the club, I quite like the silence from the board it shows there not prepared to give any potential players were after to the media to leek out, you might want a red phone thinking your batman but many would say the joker,

As for Leo who cares if they put picture off him in his Leicester shirt, yer he probably will say he loved the fans and most loved him, most off all were great full for the 6million plus profit he's left us with, we move forward with squad were have from august the 9th, i don't expect promotion like some on here, I'm just great full we've got a club to follow!!
Up the Albion!!
No, but I can't remember a interview with sami? Bridcutt left and nothing said, OG left and we installed sami without any sort of fan fare,
I would like TB to come out and say lessons have been learnt , we have lost two or three very good players, but that does not change our ambition to go up!
Some communication from the club to the supporters! Or there customers if you prefer
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: I find the silence coming from the club not what I expect, this club was built from the edge of destruction by the fans who marched with the manager , dick knight and fellow supporters, where is the open chat which should be coming from the club? I honestly think if results don't happen, the fans will turn, simple communication from barber explaining where we are with FFP , and more important our ambition for promotion? If we struggle to sign players , things will only get worse, we now have 12 million over last 6-7 months in the bank , and clubs know that! As for sending the winger north ! Guy has played in division 1 , lots of experience, and this is fast tracking? If he is looking sharp why send him out? Lol As for the argus , really struggling for a story, photo later of Leo in his new strip? And quote saying how he loved the Albion and the fans?[/p][/quote]What do you want Mark the club to install you a red phone in your house to let you no first when there is any news coming out the club, I quite like the silence from the board it shows there not prepared to give any potential players were after to the media to leek out, you might want a red phone thinking your batman but many would say the joker, As for Leo who cares if they put picture off him in his Leicester shirt, yer he probably will say he loved the fans and most loved him, most off all were great full for the 6million plus profit he's left us with, we move forward with squad were have from august the 9th, i don't expect promotion like some on here, I'm just great full we've got a club to follow!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]No, but I can't remember a interview with sami? Bridcutt left and nothing said, OG left and we installed sami without any sort of fan fare, I would like TB to come out and say lessons have been learnt , we have lost two or three very good players, but that does not change our ambition to go up![/p][/quote]Some communication from the club to the supporters! Or there customers if you prefer mark by the sea
  • Score: 1

8:52am Tue 22 Jul 14

Asleep in Dorset says...

rogerthefish wrote:
I not going to say who, but I believe we are having 3 Chelsea players on loan.
yeah, right !!
[quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: I not going to say who, but I believe we are having 3 Chelsea players on loan.[/p][/quote]yeah, right !! Asleep in Dorset
  • Score: 3

9:14am Tue 22 Jul 14

Albion In Staffs says...

So:
We're not signing any players;
Scant chance of any players joining;
We're struggling to sign players...
Predictable comments from the predictable few.
So far, we have signed three this summer and yes, of course we need a few more. But surely the fact that (another) new manager is being given time to review his squad instead of being forced to accept the views of others, is a good thing?
To be honest, of the lists of preferred players people put on here, I don't see too many of the realistic ones being snaffled by others. Look on the BBC transfers page. I don't see Becchio's name on there. I don't see Ward's name on there. I don't see Butland's name on there. Nor Stockdale's or Clayton's etc etc. I'm not saying they'd be my choices but they - and therefore others on Hyppia's 'proper' list are still options and we're NOT falling behind others - yet. I wait for the day soon when we unveil three in one go.
As a famous film director once said: "Calm down dears"....
So: We're not signing any players; Scant chance of any players joining; We're struggling to sign players... Predictable comments from the predictable few. So far, we have signed three this summer and yes, of course we need a few more. But surely the fact that (another) new manager is being given time to review his squad instead of being forced to accept the views of others, is a good thing? To be honest, of the lists of preferred players people put on here, I don't see too many of the realistic ones being snaffled by others. Look on the BBC transfers page. I don't see Becchio's name on there. I don't see Ward's name on there. I don't see Butland's name on there. Nor Stockdale's or Clayton's etc etc. I'm not saying they'd be my choices but they - and therefore others on Hyppia's 'proper' list are still options and we're NOT falling behind others - yet. I wait for the day soon when we unveil three in one go. As a famous film director once said: "Calm down dears".... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 11

9:22am Tue 22 Jul 14

AlanDuffy says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Morning, I wish Leo well with his new venture, but can we move on from Leo he has left, I would like to hear how Croft and Stephens are getting on with there injuries will they be fit either off them for start off season,

Now we got some money let's go out and spend some on new players im sure we have players lined up just hope we don't have to pay over the odds now other clubs no we got some cash, anybody got any players in mind within budget off course,
Up the Albion!!
Pretty sure we won't be paying over the odds......that's one lesson I believe we learned from buying CMS. But a keeper, left back and a couple of strikers are the minimum we need. The squad is threadbare as it is, a couple of injuries and we'll be desperately looking around for loans again. I really hope that now we have a few quid in the bank, we start looking for permanent signings rather than loans. Bridge and Ward aside, I can't think of another loan who has been a real success.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Morning, I wish Leo well with his new venture, but can we move on from Leo he has left, I would like to hear how Croft and Stephens are getting on with there injuries will they be fit either off them for start off season, Now we got some money let's go out and spend some on new players im sure we have players lined up just hope we don't have to pay over the odds now other clubs no we got some cash, anybody got any players in mind within budget off course, Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]Pretty sure we won't be paying over the odds......that's one lesson I believe we learned from buying CMS. But a keeper, left back and a couple of strikers are the minimum we need. The squad is threadbare as it is, a couple of injuries and we'll be desperately looking around for loans again. I really hope that now we have a few quid in the bank, we start looking for permanent signings rather than loans. Bridge and Ward aside, I can't think of another loan who has been a real success. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 5

9:29am Tue 22 Jul 14

Beale32 says...

AlanDuffy wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Morning, I wish Leo well with his new venture, but can we move on from Leo he has left, I would like to hear how Croft and Stephens are getting on with there injuries will they be fit either off them for start off season,

Now we got some money let's go out and spend some on new players im sure we have players lined up just hope we don't have to pay over the odds now other clubs no we got some cash, anybody got any players in mind within budget off course,
Up the Albion!!
Pretty sure we won't be paying over the odds......that's one lesson I believe we learned from buying CMS. But a keeper, left back and a couple of strikers are the minimum we need. The squad is threadbare as it is, a couple of injuries and we'll be desperately looking around for loans again. I really hope that now we have a few quid in the bank, we start looking for permanent signings rather than loans. Bridge and Ward aside, I can't think of another loan who has been a real success.
People keep saying we paid over the odds for cms, but IMHO i dnt think we did. The main problem is that we haven't played to his strengths. He was left up top alot by himself which isn't his game. Then ofcourse his injury last season. Just my opinion ofcourse.
[quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Morning, I wish Leo well with his new venture, but can we move on from Leo he has left, I would like to hear how Croft and Stephens are getting on with there injuries will they be fit either off them for start off season, Now we got some money let's go out and spend some on new players im sure we have players lined up just hope we don't have to pay over the odds now other clubs no we got some cash, anybody got any players in mind within budget off course, Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]Pretty sure we won't be paying over the odds......that's one lesson I believe we learned from buying CMS. But a keeper, left back and a couple of strikers are the minimum we need. The squad is threadbare as it is, a couple of injuries and we'll be desperately looking around for loans again. I really hope that now we have a few quid in the bank, we start looking for permanent signings rather than loans. Bridge and Ward aside, I can't think of another loan who has been a real success.[/p][/quote]People keep saying we paid over the odds for cms, but IMHO i dnt think we did. The main problem is that we haven't played to his strengths. He was left up top alot by himself which isn't his game. Then ofcourse his injury last season. Just my opinion ofcourse. Beale32
  • Score: 15

9:34am Tue 22 Jul 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

ringtone wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
So apparently Crawley wanted Monakana back but David Burke says: "“This is a great opportunity for Jeffrey to go to a successful, well-run club."
One in the eye for JG then.
Short memory.

Don't diss one of our own.

UTA
He was one of OUR own, but has been a bit of a pillock ever since.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: So apparently Crawley wanted Monakana back but David Burke says: "“This is a great opportunity for Jeffrey to go to a successful, well-run club." One in the eye for JG then.[/p][/quote]Short memory. Don't diss one of our own. UTA[/p][/quote]He was one of OUR own, but has been a bit of a pillock ever since. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 5

9:34am Tue 22 Jul 14

Claude Back says...

daughter-of-manag wrote:
Rhodes Seagull wrote:
Wish him well hope it works out.
Argus why so many repeats? It's like the BBC!
9:27pm Monday 21st July 2014 Leo deal done
5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014 This article, Ulloa deal is done
5:21pm Monday 21st July 2014 Albion winger borrowed by Aberdeen.
5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014, Ulloa deal is done while Albion winger heads north of the border same stories/articles.
And agree with JeffLomer can we please move on now to players who will take us forward this season?.
To be fair - many of the posts are also beyond repetitive "we must spend money on new players" "we need Ward back" "why are we buying journeymen?" I guess the monotonous postings are representative of the lack of new news; I suppose that anything is better than reading troll gibberish.

I think that we are in a very tough league & that we will do well to be in the top 8; spending lots of money won't guarantee success. Who do you think the contenders are to get relegated and auto promoted this season? I looked at the teams and I think it's a hard call to make.
I agree with you, DoM,about the postings except that I enjoy the Troll gibberish. It makes me laugh and brightens things up occasionally. I don't get all precious about it like some (and I am not saying that you do). Cue manifold 'Thumbs Down because I have not toed the Party Line' . ;-) That amuses me too.
[quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rhodes Seagull[/bold] wrote: Wish him well hope it works out. Argus why so many repeats? It's like the BBC! 9:27pm Monday 21st July 2014 Leo deal done 5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014 This article, Ulloa deal is done 5:21pm Monday 21st July 2014 Albion winger borrowed by Aberdeen. 5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014, Ulloa deal is done while Albion winger heads north of the border same stories/articles. And agree with JeffLomer can we please move on now to players who will take us forward this season?.[/p][/quote]To be fair - many of the posts are also beyond repetitive "we must spend money on new players" "we need Ward back" "why are we buying journeymen?" I guess the monotonous postings are representative of the lack of new news; I suppose that anything is better than reading troll gibberish. I think that we are in a very tough league & that we will do well to be in the top 8; spending lots of money won't guarantee success. Who do you think the contenders are to get relegated and auto promoted this season? I looked at the teams and I think it's a hard call to make.[/p][/quote]I agree with you, DoM,about the postings except that I enjoy the Troll gibberish. It makes me laugh and brightens things up occasionally. I don't get all precious about it like some (and I am not saying that you do). Cue manifold 'Thumbs Down because I have not toed the Party Line' . ;-) That amuses me too. Claude Back
  • Score: 4

9:37am Tue 22 Jul 14

Claude Back says...

Beale32 wrote:
AlanDuffy wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Morning, I wish Leo well with his new venture, but can we move on from Leo he has left, I would like to hear how Croft and Stephens are getting on with there injuries will they be fit either off them for start off season,

Now we got some money let's go out and spend some on new players im sure we have players lined up just hope we don't have to pay over the odds now other clubs no we got some cash, anybody got any players in mind within budget off course,
Up the Albion!!
Pretty sure we won't be paying over the odds......that's one lesson I believe we learned from buying CMS. But a keeper, left back and a couple of strikers are the minimum we need. The squad is threadbare as it is, a couple of injuries and we'll be desperately looking around for loans again. I really hope that now we have a few quid in the bank, we start looking for permanent signings rather than loans. Bridge and Ward aside, I can't think of another loan who has been a real success.
People keep saying we paid over the odds for cms, but IMHO i dnt think we did. The main problem is that we haven't played to his strengths. He was left up top alot by himself which isn't his game. Then ofcourse his injury last season. Just my opinion ofcourse.
I think you are correct about CMS and I know others share your view.
[quote][p][bold]Beale32[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Morning, I wish Leo well with his new venture, but can we move on from Leo he has left, I would like to hear how Croft and Stephens are getting on with there injuries will they be fit either off them for start off season, Now we got some money let's go out and spend some on new players im sure we have players lined up just hope we don't have to pay over the odds now other clubs no we got some cash, anybody got any players in mind within budget off course, Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]Pretty sure we won't be paying over the odds......that's one lesson I believe we learned from buying CMS. But a keeper, left back and a couple of strikers are the minimum we need. The squad is threadbare as it is, a couple of injuries and we'll be desperately looking around for loans again. I really hope that now we have a few quid in the bank, we start looking for permanent signings rather than loans. Bridge and Ward aside, I can't think of another loan who has been a real success.[/p][/quote]People keep saying we paid over the odds for cms, but IMHO i dnt think we did. The main problem is that we haven't played to his strengths. He was left up top alot by himself which isn't his game. Then ofcourse his injury last season. Just my opinion ofcourse.[/p][/quote]I think you are correct about CMS and I know others share your view. Claude Back
  • Score: 11

9:37am Tue 22 Jul 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

mark by the sea wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
I find the silence coming from the club not what I expect, this club was built from the edge of destruction by the fans who marched with the manager , dick knight and fellow supporters, where is the open chat which should be coming from the club?
I honestly think if results don't happen, the fans will turn, simple communication from barber explaining where we are with FFP , and more important our ambition for promotion?
If we struggle to sign players , things will only get worse, we now have 12 million over last 6-7 months in the bank , and clubs know that!
As for sending the winger north ! Guy has played in division 1 , lots of experience, and this is fast tracking? If he is looking sharp why send him out? Lol
As for the argus , really struggling for a story, photo later of Leo in his new strip? And quote saying how he loved the Albion and the fans?
What do you want Mark the club to install you a red phone in your house to let you no first when there is any news coming out the club, I quite like the silence from the board it shows there not prepared to give any potential players were after to the media to leek out, you might want a red phone thinking your batman but many would say the joker,

As for Leo who cares if they put picture off him in his Leicester shirt, yer he probably will say he loved the fans and most loved him, most off all were great full for the 6million plus profit he's left us with, we move forward with squad were have from august the 9th, i don't expect promotion like some on here, I'm just great full we've got a club to follow!!
Up the Albion!!
No, but I can't remember a interview with sami? Bridcutt left and nothing said, OG left and we installed sami without any sort of fan fare,
I would like TB to come out and say lessons have been learnt , we have lost two or three very good players, but that does not change our ambition to go up!
Some communication from the club to the supporters! Or there customers if you prefer
What did you want the club to say about Bridcutt? That they were disappointed by his lack of professionalism at the end, but they thank him for his previous good performances? As for Sami, I'm kinda hoping he's too busy to engage in meaningless interviews just yet. I mean, just what new is there to say?

I'm more than happy to wait until after our first competitive game to hear the guy's views.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: I find the silence coming from the club not what I expect, this club was built from the edge of destruction by the fans who marched with the manager , dick knight and fellow supporters, where is the open chat which should be coming from the club? I honestly think if results don't happen, the fans will turn, simple communication from barber explaining where we are with FFP , and more important our ambition for promotion? If we struggle to sign players , things will only get worse, we now have 12 million over last 6-7 months in the bank , and clubs know that! As for sending the winger north ! Guy has played in division 1 , lots of experience, and this is fast tracking? If he is looking sharp why send him out? Lol As for the argus , really struggling for a story, photo later of Leo in his new strip? And quote saying how he loved the Albion and the fans?[/p][/quote]What do you want Mark the club to install you a red phone in your house to let you no first when there is any news coming out the club, I quite like the silence from the board it shows there not prepared to give any potential players were after to the media to leek out, you might want a red phone thinking your batman but many would say the joker, As for Leo who cares if they put picture off him in his Leicester shirt, yer he probably will say he loved the fans and most loved him, most off all were great full for the 6million plus profit he's left us with, we move forward with squad were have from august the 9th, i don't expect promotion like some on here, I'm just great full we've got a club to follow!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]No, but I can't remember a interview with sami? Bridcutt left and nothing said, OG left and we installed sami without any sort of fan fare, I would like TB to come out and say lessons have been learnt , we have lost two or three very good players, but that does not change our ambition to go up![/p][/quote]Some communication from the club to the supporters! Or there customers if you prefer[/p][/quote]What did you want the club to say about Bridcutt? That they were disappointed by his lack of professionalism at the end, but they thank him for his previous good performances? As for Sami, I'm kinda hoping he's too busy to engage in meaningless interviews just yet. I mean, just what new is there to say? I'm more than happy to wait until after our first competitive game to hear the guy's views. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 10

9:37am Tue 22 Jul 14

Believe the Hyypia says...

In all honesty, couldn't be happier that the deal has been completed. Yes we are going to miss his contribution and it would have been great to keep hold of him for another year, but for £8m we have done some AMAZING business. Leo, although having scored goals against PL clubs, has never played or been able to prove himself in the top flight - although I wish him well and hope he does. A lot of Leicester fans are really dissatisfied with the signing, and can you blame them? Lots of un-answered questions, and a huge gamble for them at £8m...
In all honesty, couldn't be happier that the deal has been completed. Yes we are going to miss his contribution and it would have been great to keep hold of him for another year, but for £8m we have done some AMAZING business. Leo, although having scored goals against PL clubs, has never played or been able to prove himself in the top flight - although I wish him well and hope he does. A lot of Leicester fans are really dissatisfied with the signing, and can you blame them? Lots of un-answered questions, and a huge gamble for them at £8m... Believe the Hyypia
  • Score: 8

9:38am Tue 22 Jul 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Claude Back wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
Rhodes Seagull wrote:
Wish him well hope it works out.
Argus why so many repeats? It's like the BBC!
9:27pm Monday 21st July 2014 Leo deal done
5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014 This article, Ulloa deal is done
5:21pm Monday 21st July 2014 Albion winger borrowed by Aberdeen.
5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014, Ulloa deal is done while Albion winger heads north of the border same stories/articles.
And agree with JeffLomer can we please move on now to players who will take us forward this season?.
To be fair - many of the posts are also beyond repetitive "we must spend money on new players" "we need Ward back" "why are we buying journeymen?" I guess the monotonous postings are representative of the lack of new news; I suppose that anything is better than reading troll gibberish.

I think that we are in a very tough league & that we will do well to be in the top 8; spending lots of money won't guarantee success. Who do you think the contenders are to get relegated and auto promoted this season? I looked at the teams and I think it's a hard call to make.
I agree with you, DoM,about the postings except that I enjoy the Troll gibberish. It makes me laugh and brightens things up occasionally. I don't get all precious about it like some (and I am not saying that you do). Cue manifold 'Thumbs Down because I have not toed the Party Line' . ;-) That amuses me too.
I agree with you CB. Although the first thumb s down was from me... Merely to keep you happy.
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rhodes Seagull[/bold] wrote: Wish him well hope it works out. Argus why so many repeats? It's like the BBC! 9:27pm Monday 21st July 2014 Leo deal done 5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014 This article, Ulloa deal is done 5:21pm Monday 21st July 2014 Albion winger borrowed by Aberdeen. 5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014, Ulloa deal is done while Albion winger heads north of the border same stories/articles. And agree with JeffLomer can we please move on now to players who will take us forward this season?.[/p][/quote]To be fair - many of the posts are also beyond repetitive "we must spend money on new players" "we need Ward back" "why are we buying journeymen?" I guess the monotonous postings are representative of the lack of new news; I suppose that anything is better than reading troll gibberish. I think that we are in a very tough league & that we will do well to be in the top 8; spending lots of money won't guarantee success. Who do you think the contenders are to get relegated and auto promoted this season? I looked at the teams and I think it's a hard call to make.[/p][/quote]I agree with you, DoM,about the postings except that I enjoy the Troll gibberish. It makes me laugh and brightens things up occasionally. I don't get all precious about it like some (and I am not saying that you do). Cue manifold 'Thumbs Down because I have not toed the Party Line' . ;-) That amuses me too.[/p][/quote]I agree with you CB. Although the first thumb s down was from me... Merely to keep you happy. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: -11

9:44am Tue 22 Jul 14

Max Ripple says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Morning, I wish Leo well with his new venture, but can we move on from Leo he has left, I would like to hear how Croft and Stephens are getting on with there injuries will they be fit either off them for start off season,

Now we got some money let's go out and spend some on new players im sure we have players lined up just hope we don't have to pay over the odds now other clubs no we got some cash, anybody got any players in mind within budget off course,
Up the Albion!!
Yes pleeeeze! This story has run well past it's sell by date. Leo has gone and we wish him well but pleeeeeze can we get some new news?
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Morning, I wish Leo well with his new venture, but can we move on from Leo he has left, I would like to hear how Croft and Stephens are getting on with there injuries will they be fit either off them for start off season, Now we got some money let's go out and spend some on new players im sure we have players lined up just hope we don't have to pay over the odds now other clubs no we got some cash, anybody got any players in mind within budget off course, Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]Yes pleeeeze! This story has run well past it's sell by date. Leo has gone and we wish him well but pleeeeeze can we get some new news? Max Ripple
  • Score: 2

9:46am Tue 22 Jul 14

Claude Back says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
Rhodes Seagull wrote:
Wish him well hope it works out.
Argus why so many repeats? It's like the BBC!
9:27pm Monday 21st July 2014 Leo deal done
5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014 This article, Ulloa deal is done
5:21pm Monday 21st July 2014 Albion winger borrowed by Aberdeen.
5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014, Ulloa deal is done while Albion winger heads north of the border same stories/articles.
And agree with JeffLomer can we please move on now to players who will take us forward this season?.
To be fair - many of the posts are also beyond repetitive "we must spend money on new players" "we need Ward back" "why are we buying journeymen?" I guess the monotonous postings are representative of the lack of new news; I suppose that anything is better than reading troll gibberish.

I think that we are in a very tough league & that we will do well to be in the top 8; spending lots of money won't guarantee success. Who do you think the contenders are to get relegated and auto promoted this season? I looked at the teams and I think it's a hard call to make.
I agree with you, DoM,about the postings except that I enjoy the Troll gibberish. It makes me laugh and brightens things up occasionally. I don't get all precious about it like some (and I am not saying that you do). Cue manifold 'Thumbs Down because I have not toed the Party Line' . ;-) That amuses me too.
I agree with you CB. Although the first thumb s down was from me... Merely to keep you happy.
Thanks AIS. I am now overjoyed. ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rhodes Seagull[/bold] wrote: Wish him well hope it works out. Argus why so many repeats? It's like the BBC! 9:27pm Monday 21st July 2014 Leo deal done 5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014 This article, Ulloa deal is done 5:21pm Monday 21st July 2014 Albion winger borrowed by Aberdeen. 5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014, Ulloa deal is done while Albion winger heads north of the border same stories/articles. And agree with JeffLomer can we please move on now to players who will take us forward this season?.[/p][/quote]To be fair - many of the posts are also beyond repetitive "we must spend money on new players" "we need Ward back" "why are we buying journeymen?" I guess the monotonous postings are representative of the lack of new news; I suppose that anything is better than reading troll gibberish. I think that we are in a very tough league & that we will do well to be in the top 8; spending lots of money won't guarantee success. Who do you think the contenders are to get relegated and auto promoted this season? I looked at the teams and I think it's a hard call to make.[/p][/quote]I agree with you, DoM,about the postings except that I enjoy the Troll gibberish. It makes me laugh and brightens things up occasionally. I don't get all precious about it like some (and I am not saying that you do). Cue manifold 'Thumbs Down because I have not toed the Party Line' . ;-) That amuses me too.[/p][/quote]I agree with you CB. Although the first thumb s down was from me... Merely to keep you happy.[/p][/quote]Thanks AIS. I am now overjoyed. ;-) Claude Back
  • Score: 5

9:46am Tue 22 Jul 14

AlanDuffy says...

Claude Back wrote:
Beale32 wrote:
AlanDuffy wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Morning, I wish Leo well with his new venture, but can we move on from Leo he has left, I would like to hear how Croft and Stephens are getting on with there injuries will they be fit either off them for start off season,

Now we got some money let's go out and spend some on new players im sure we have players lined up just hope we don't have to pay over the odds now other clubs no we got some cash, anybody got any players in mind within budget off course,
Up the Albion!!
Pretty sure we won't be paying over the odds......that's one lesson I believe we learned from buying CMS. But a keeper, left back and a couple of strikers are the minimum we need. The squad is threadbare as it is, a couple of injuries and we'll be desperately looking around for loans again. I really hope that now we have a few quid in the bank, we start looking for permanent signings rather than loans. Bridge and Ward aside, I can't think of another loan who has been a real success.
People keep saying we paid over the odds for cms, but IMHO i dnt think we did. The main problem is that we haven't played to his strengths. He was left up top alot by himself which isn't his game. Then ofcourse his injury last season. Just my opinion ofcourse.
I think you are correct about CMS and I know others share your view.
Agree that maybe he hasn't had the best service, scored a hatfull at Peterborough in League 1in a very attacking team, but couldn't repeat that in the championship, either with P'boro or ourselves, so for me he still has to prove it at this level......oh, and I hope he does, always 100%, would hate to play against him, for once, I'd love to be proved wrong!!!
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beale32[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Morning, I wish Leo well with his new venture, but can we move on from Leo he has left, I would like to hear how Croft and Stephens are getting on with there injuries will they be fit either off them for start off season, Now we got some money let's go out and spend some on new players im sure we have players lined up just hope we don't have to pay over the odds now other clubs no we got some cash, anybody got any players in mind within budget off course, Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]Pretty sure we won't be paying over the odds......that's one lesson I believe we learned from buying CMS. But a keeper, left back and a couple of strikers are the minimum we need. The squad is threadbare as it is, a couple of injuries and we'll be desperately looking around for loans again. I really hope that now we have a few quid in the bank, we start looking for permanent signings rather than loans. Bridge and Ward aside, I can't think of another loan who has been a real success.[/p][/quote]People keep saying we paid over the odds for cms, but IMHO i dnt think we did. The main problem is that we haven't played to his strengths. He was left up top alot by himself which isn't his game. Then ofcourse his injury last season. Just my opinion ofcourse.[/p][/quote]I think you are correct about CMS and I know others share your view.[/p][/quote]Agree that maybe he hasn't had the best service, scored a hatfull at Peterborough in League 1in a very attacking team, but couldn't repeat that in the championship, either with P'boro or ourselves, so for me he still has to prove it at this level......oh, and I hope he does, always 100%, would hate to play against him, for once, I'd love to be proved wrong!!! AlanDuffy
  • Score: 3

10:06am Tue 22 Jul 14

fratsomrover says...

In a way it's sad to lose such an exciting player, but on the other it does show how far we have progressed when we can sell a player for £8m+.
Good luck to him, I enjoyed watching him play and I look forward to seeing how he fares in The Prem.
Now back to business for BHA and I hope that with the money that has come in from these transfers, some exciting players can be purchased to play alongside the exciting young talent we seem to be producing..
Thanks Leo, good luck at Leicester. Here's hoping we will be playing against you in The Prem next season.
In a way it's sad to lose such an exciting player, but on the other it does show how far we have progressed when we can sell a player for £8m+. Good luck to him, I enjoyed watching him play and I look forward to seeing how he fares in The Prem. Now back to business for BHA and I hope that with the money that has come in from these transfers, some exciting players can be purchased to play alongside the exciting young talent we seem to be producing.. Thanks Leo, good luck at Leicester. Here's hoping we will be playing against you in The Prem next season. fratsomrover
  • Score: 5

10:14am Tue 22 Jul 14

JeffLomer says...

mark by the sea wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
I find the silence coming from the club not what I expect, this club was built from the edge of destruction by the fans who marched with the manager , dick knight and fellow supporters, where is the open chat which should be coming from the club?
I honestly think if results don't happen, the fans will turn, simple communication from barber explaining where we are with FFP , and more important our ambition for promotion?
If we struggle to sign players , things will only get worse, we now have 12 million over last 6-7 months in the bank , and clubs know that!
As for sending the winger north ! Guy has played in division 1 , lots of experience, and this is fast tracking? If he is looking sharp why send him out? Lol
As for the argus , really struggling for a story, photo later of Leo in his new strip? And quote saying how he loved the Albion and the fans?
What do you want Mark the club to install you a red phone in your house to let you no first when there is any news coming out the club, I quite like the silence from the board it shows there not prepared to give any potential players were after to the media to leek out, you might want a red phone thinking your batman but many would say the joker,

As for Leo who cares if they put picture off him in his Leicester shirt, yer he probably will say he loved the fans and most loved him, most off all were great full for the 6million plus profit he's left us with, we move forward with squad were have from august the 9th, i don't expect promotion like some on here, I'm just great full we've got a club to follow!!
Up the Albion!!
No, but I can't remember a interview with sami? Bridcutt left and nothing said, OG left and we installed sami without any sort of fan fare,
I would like TB to come out and say lessons have been learnt , we have lost two or three very good players, but that does not change our ambition to go up!
Some communication from the club to the supporters! Or there customers if you prefer
Mark the club do business there way not your way but behind closed doors, I for one ain't interested who the papers say were being linked with that's here say, until there standing at the Amex with a Brighton shirt then we no they have signed for our club,
Up the Albion!!
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: I find the silence coming from the club not what I expect, this club was built from the edge of destruction by the fans who marched with the manager , dick knight and fellow supporters, where is the open chat which should be coming from the club? I honestly think if results don't happen, the fans will turn, simple communication from barber explaining where we are with FFP , and more important our ambition for promotion? If we struggle to sign players , things will only get worse, we now have 12 million over last 6-7 months in the bank , and clubs know that! As for sending the winger north ! Guy has played in division 1 , lots of experience, and this is fast tracking? If he is looking sharp why send him out? Lol As for the argus , really struggling for a story, photo later of Leo in his new strip? And quote saying how he loved the Albion and the fans?[/p][/quote]What do you want Mark the club to install you a red phone in your house to let you no first when there is any news coming out the club, I quite like the silence from the board it shows there not prepared to give any potential players were after to the media to leek out, you might want a red phone thinking your batman but many would say the joker, As for Leo who cares if they put picture off him in his Leicester shirt, yer he probably will say he loved the fans and most loved him, most off all were great full for the 6million plus profit he's left us with, we move forward with squad were have from august the 9th, i don't expect promotion like some on here, I'm just great full we've got a club to follow!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]No, but I can't remember a interview with sami? Bridcutt left and nothing said, OG left and we installed sami without any sort of fan fare, I would like TB to come out and say lessons have been learnt , we have lost two or three very good players, but that does not change our ambition to go up![/p][/quote]Some communication from the club to the supporters! Or there customers if you prefer[/p][/quote]Mark the club do business there way not your way but behind closed doors, I for one ain't interested who the papers say were being linked with that's here say, until there standing at the Amex with a Brighton shirt then we no they have signed for our club, Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 3

10:25am Tue 22 Jul 14

Beale32 says...

The club now have the chance to show just how big their ambition is to get to the promise land by spending big. I know this is what alot of supporters want. However if they gamble and it goes wrong then we could end up like Leeds and Portsmouth. We will get there and will do it the right way. If it takes another 5 years then so be it. As long as we put ourself in with the chance each year ill be happy. If we go up this season, even better.
The club now have the chance to show just how big their ambition is to get to the promise land by spending big. I know this is what alot of supporters want. However if they gamble and it goes wrong then we could end up like Leeds and Portsmouth. We will get there and will do it the right way. If it takes another 5 years then so be it. As long as we put ourself in with the chance each year ill be happy. If we go up this season, even better. Beale32
  • Score: 7

10:26am Tue 22 Jul 14

pte says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Perhaps there will be an article on Bridcutts move to Sunderland tomorrow or Betty the tea lady's new urn. The sad thing is with so little happening on the player front the argus has to recycle anything to make a story. I look at other teams quietly but efficiently building their squads and wonder why we're not doing the same, especially with at least 8 million burning a hole in our pocket.
Owing to FFP rules Betty's promised new tea urn has been vetoed by Barber until further notice
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Perhaps there will be an article on Bridcutts move to Sunderland tomorrow or Betty the tea lady's new urn. The sad thing is with so little happening on the player front the argus has to recycle anything to make a story. I look at other teams quietly but efficiently building their squads and wonder why we're not doing the same, especially with at least 8 million burning a hole in our pocket.[/p][/quote]Owing to FFP rules Betty's promised new tea urn has been vetoed by Barber until further notice pte
  • Score: 7

10:28am Tue 22 Jul 14

pte says...

Sheil wrote:
Surely Mark you cannot knock the deal the Management have done with Leo....do you really expect them to be more open? I think they are very shrewd-let them get on with their job!
They've done a damned fine job so far with regard to the facilities.

If you consider how Tony Bloom has made his pile I'm sure he had to have his "hand" well covered.

More patience needed.

UTA
Errr... with toilet paper?
[quote][p][bold]Sheil[/bold] wrote: Surely Mark you cannot knock the deal the Management have done with Leo....do you really expect them to be more open? I think they are very shrewd-let them get on with their job! They've done a damned fine job so far with regard to the facilities. If you consider how Tony Bloom has made his pile I'm sure he had to have his "hand" well covered. More patience needed. UTA[/p][/quote]Errr... with toilet paper? pte
  • Score: 2

10:54am Tue 22 Jul 14

fan since 61 says...

I note NSC have started a petition to bring GM back WHY!! great when with us but now a 30yr old injury prone yesterdays man surely we can do a lot better than that. Unless of course the finances are at such a low that that really is all we can afford. If that is the case tell us and we can stop dreaming of Prem for a while. The true fans will accept the truth .
I note NSC have started a petition to bring GM back WHY!! great when with us but now a 30yr old injury prone yesterdays man surely we can do a lot better than that. Unless of course the finances are at such a low that that really is all we can afford. If that is the case tell us and we can stop dreaming of Prem for a while. The true fans will accept the truth . fan since 61
  • Score: 1

11:03am Tue 22 Jul 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

fan since 61 wrote:
I note NSC have started a petition to bring GM back WHY!! great when with us but now a 30yr old injury prone yesterdays man surely we can do a lot better than that. Unless of course the finances are at such a low that that really is all we can afford. If that is the case tell us and we can stop dreaming of Prem for a while. The true fans will accept the truth .
At least we can rest in the knowledge that it will have absolutely no effect!
[quote][p][bold]fan since 61[/bold] wrote: I note NSC have started a petition to bring GM back WHY!! great when with us but now a 30yr old injury prone yesterdays man surely we can do a lot better than that. Unless of course the finances are at such a low that that really is all we can afford. If that is the case tell us and we can stop dreaming of Prem for a while. The true fans will accept the truth .[/p][/quote]At least we can rest in the knowledge that it will have absolutely no effect! Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 2

11:04am Tue 22 Jul 14

mark by the sea says...

JeffLomer wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
I find the silence coming from the club not what I expect, this club was built from the edge of destruction by the fans who marched with the manager , dick knight and fellow supporters, where is the open chat which should be coming from the club?
I honestly think if results don't happen, the fans will turn, simple communication from barber explaining where we are with FFP , and more important our ambition for promotion?
If we struggle to sign players , things will only get worse, we now have 12 million over last 6-7 months in the bank , and clubs know that!
As for sending the winger north ! Guy has played in division 1 , lots of experience, and this is fast tracking? If he is looking sharp why send him out? Lol
As for the argus , really struggling for a story, photo later of Leo in his new strip? And quote saying how he loved the Albion and the fans?
What do you want Mark the club to install you a red phone in your house to let you no first when there is any news coming out the club, I quite like the silence from the board it shows there not prepared to give any potential players were after to the media to leek out, you might want a red phone thinking your batman but many would say the joker,

As for Leo who cares if they put picture off him in his Leicester shirt, yer he probably will say he loved the fans and most loved him, most off all were great full for the 6million plus profit he's left us with, we move forward with squad were have from august the 9th, i don't expect promotion like some on here, I'm just great full we've got a club to follow!!
Up the Albion!!
No, but I can't remember a interview with sami? Bridcutt left and nothing said, OG left and we installed sami without any sort of fan fare,
I would like TB to come out and say lessons have been learnt , we have lost two or three very good players, but that does not change our ambition to go up!
Some communication from the club to the supporters! Or there customers if you prefer
Mark the club do business there way not your way but behind closed doors, I for one ain't interested who the papers say were being linked with that's here say, until there standing at the Amex with a Brighton shirt then we no they have signed for our club,
Up the Albion!!
I don't expect transfer targets to be named, but the club could be more open, maybe the word friendly is better. As for Sami , he has hardly said a word, I keep thinking it's a bit like when no one mentions your birthday, expecting a surprise party, and your mrs cooks your favourite dinner!
I keep expecting big news, and so far it's pretty underwhelming , that is no slur on players signed,
....however Barnes bridcutt upson ward TK Orlandi and ulloa have all gone, that's a hard job to replace.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: I find the silence coming from the club not what I expect, this club was built from the edge of destruction by the fans who marched with the manager , dick knight and fellow supporters, where is the open chat which should be coming from the club? I honestly think if results don't happen, the fans will turn, simple communication from barber explaining where we are with FFP , and more important our ambition for promotion? If we struggle to sign players , things will only get worse, we now have 12 million over last 6-7 months in the bank , and clubs know that! As for sending the winger north ! Guy has played in division 1 , lots of experience, and this is fast tracking? If he is looking sharp why send him out? Lol As for the argus , really struggling for a story, photo later of Leo in his new strip? And quote saying how he loved the Albion and the fans?[/p][/quote]What do you want Mark the club to install you a red phone in your house to let you no first when there is any news coming out the club, I quite like the silence from the board it shows there not prepared to give any potential players were after to the media to leek out, you might want a red phone thinking your batman but many would say the joker, As for Leo who cares if they put picture off him in his Leicester shirt, yer he probably will say he loved the fans and most loved him, most off all were great full for the 6million plus profit he's left us with, we move forward with squad were have from august the 9th, i don't expect promotion like some on here, I'm just great full we've got a club to follow!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]No, but I can't remember a interview with sami? Bridcutt left and nothing said, OG left and we installed sami without any sort of fan fare, I would like TB to come out and say lessons have been learnt , we have lost two or three very good players, but that does not change our ambition to go up![/p][/quote]Some communication from the club to the supporters! Or there customers if you prefer[/p][/quote]Mark the club do business there way not your way but behind closed doors, I for one ain't interested who the papers say were being linked with that's here say, until there standing at the Amex with a Brighton shirt then we no they have signed for our club, Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]I don't expect transfer targets to be named, but the club could be more open, maybe the word friendly is better. As for Sami , he has hardly said a word, I keep thinking it's a bit like when no one mentions your birthday, expecting a surprise party, and your mrs cooks your favourite dinner! I keep expecting big news, and so far it's pretty underwhelming , that is no slur on players signed, ....however Barnes bridcutt upson ward TK Orlandi and ulloa have all gone, that's a hard job to replace. mark by the sea
  • Score: 6

11:22am Tue 22 Jul 14

brightonfan34 says...

mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
I find the silence coming from the club not what I expect, this club was built from the edge of destruction by the fans who marched with the manager , dick knight and fellow supporters, where is the open chat which should be coming from the club?
I honestly think if results don't happen, the fans will turn, simple communication from barber explaining where we are with FFP , and more important our ambition for promotion?
If we struggle to sign players , things will only get worse, we now have 12 million over last 6-7 months in the bank , and clubs know that!
As for sending the winger north ! Guy has played in division 1 , lots of experience, and this is fast tracking? If he is looking sharp why send him out? Lol
As for the argus , really struggling for a story, photo later of Leo in his new strip? And quote saying how he loved the Albion and the fans?
What do you want Mark the club to install you a red phone in your house to let you no first when there is any news coming out the club, I quite like the silence from the board it shows there not prepared to give any potential players were after to the media to leek out, you might want a red phone thinking your batman but many would say the joker,

As for Leo who cares if they put picture off him in his Leicester shirt, yer he probably will say he loved the fans and most loved him, most off all were great full for the 6million plus profit he's left us with, we move forward with squad were have from august the 9th, i don't expect promotion like some on here, I'm just great full we've got a club to follow!!
Up the Albion!!
No, but I can't remember a interview with sami? Bridcutt left and nothing said, OG left and we installed sami without any sort of fan fare,
I would like TB to come out and say lessons have been learnt , we have lost two or three very good players, but that does not change our ambition to go up!
Some communication from the club to the supporters! Or there customers if you prefer
Mark the club do business there way not your way but behind closed doors, I for one ain't interested who the papers say were being linked with that's here say, until there standing at the Amex with a Brighton shirt then we no they have signed for our club,
Up the Albion!!
I don't expect transfer targets to be named, but the club could be more open, maybe the word friendly is better. As for Sami , he has hardly said a word, I keep thinking it's a bit like when no one mentions your birthday, expecting a surprise party, and your mrs cooks your favourite dinner!
I keep expecting big news, and so far it's pretty underwhelming , that is no slur on players signed,
....however Barnes bridcutt upson ward TK Orlandi and ulloa have all gone, that's a hard job to replace.
it would be nice if the club speak to us more and let us know what is going on instead of being so quiet about it. and i thought they said they would speak to us more but they havent really
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: I find the silence coming from the club not what I expect, this club was built from the edge of destruction by the fans who marched with the manager , dick knight and fellow supporters, where is the open chat which should be coming from the club? I honestly think if results don't happen, the fans will turn, simple communication from barber explaining where we are with FFP , and more important our ambition for promotion? If we struggle to sign players , things will only get worse, we now have 12 million over last 6-7 months in the bank , and clubs know that! As for sending the winger north ! Guy has played in division 1 , lots of experience, and this is fast tracking? If he is looking sharp why send him out? Lol As for the argus , really struggling for a story, photo later of Leo in his new strip? And quote saying how he loved the Albion and the fans?[/p][/quote]What do you want Mark the club to install you a red phone in your house to let you no first when there is any news coming out the club, I quite like the silence from the board it shows there not prepared to give any potential players were after to the media to leek out, you might want a red phone thinking your batman but many would say the joker, As for Leo who cares if they put picture off him in his Leicester shirt, yer he probably will say he loved the fans and most loved him, most off all were great full for the 6million plus profit he's left us with, we move forward with squad were have from august the 9th, i don't expect promotion like some on here, I'm just great full we've got a club to follow!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]No, but I can't remember a interview with sami? Bridcutt left and nothing said, OG left and we installed sami without any sort of fan fare, I would like TB to come out and say lessons have been learnt , we have lost two or three very good players, but that does not change our ambition to go up![/p][/quote]Some communication from the club to the supporters! Or there customers if you prefer[/p][/quote]Mark the club do business there way not your way but behind closed doors, I for one ain't interested who the papers say were being linked with that's here say, until there standing at the Amex with a Brighton shirt then we no they have signed for our club, Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]I don't expect transfer targets to be named, but the club could be more open, maybe the word friendly is better. As for Sami , he has hardly said a word, I keep thinking it's a bit like when no one mentions your birthday, expecting a surprise party, and your mrs cooks your favourite dinner! I keep expecting big news, and so far it's pretty underwhelming , that is no slur on players signed, ....however Barnes bridcutt upson ward TK Orlandi and ulloa have all gone, that's a hard job to replace.[/p][/quote]it would be nice if the club speak to us more and let us know what is going on instead of being so quiet about it. and i thought they said they would speak to us more but they havent really brightonfan34
  • Score: -1

11:24am Tue 22 Jul 14

Neville says...

The basis of any successful business is communication and repeat business. Communication at and within the Amex has been poor for two seasons now and the fans don.t want specific details but something to look forward to. PB communicates when he wants to and it's normally when there is something to sell and statements are very measured.
There has not been one mention of Ulloa on the club website and wouldn't.t it be nice to hear from the new manager and some updates on how the academy is going.
Ridiculous secrecy over shirts only being shown website pictures,the whole comms thing is wearing thin now,even the Argus have been struggling regurgitating old news each day.
As a paying customer I would like to hear something official with regards to our ambition this coming season and is the 5year PL plan now being revised?
The basis of any successful business is communication and repeat business. Communication at and within the Amex has been poor for two seasons now and the fans don.t want specific details but something to look forward to. PB communicates when he wants to and it's normally when there is something to sell and statements are very measured. There has not been one mention of Ulloa on the club website and wouldn't.t it be nice to hear from the new manager and some updates on how the academy is going. Ridiculous secrecy over shirts only being shown website pictures,the whole comms thing is wearing thin now,even the Argus have been struggling regurgitating old news each day. As a paying customer I would like to hear something official with regards to our ambition this coming season and is the 5year PL plan now being revised? Neville
  • Score: -4

11:26am Tue 22 Jul 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Neville wrote:
The basis of any successful business is communication and repeat business. Communication at and within the Amex has been poor for two seasons now and the fans don.t want specific details but something to look forward to. PB communicates when he wants to and it's normally when there is something to sell and statements are very measured.
There has not been one mention of Ulloa on the club website and wouldn't.t it be nice to hear from the new manager and some updates on how the academy is going.
Ridiculous secrecy over shirts only being shown website pictures,the whole comms thing is wearing thin now,even the Argus have been struggling regurgitating old news each day.
As a paying customer I would like to hear something official with regards to our ambition this coming season and is the 5year PL plan now being revised?
Why not ask? Paul Barber has a very good reputation for replying to fans' queries, does he not?
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: The basis of any successful business is communication and repeat business. Communication at and within the Amex has been poor for two seasons now and the fans don.t want specific details but something to look forward to. PB communicates when he wants to and it's normally when there is something to sell and statements are very measured. There has not been one mention of Ulloa on the club website and wouldn't.t it be nice to hear from the new manager and some updates on how the academy is going. Ridiculous secrecy over shirts only being shown website pictures,the whole comms thing is wearing thin now,even the Argus have been struggling regurgitating old news each day. As a paying customer I would like to hear something official with regards to our ambition this coming season and is the 5year PL plan now being revised?[/p][/quote]Why not ask? Paul Barber has a very good reputation for replying to fans' queries, does he not? Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 6

11:31am Tue 22 Jul 14

Neville says...

Will be interesting to listen to the upcoming fans forum and hopefully questions will be asked truthfully.
Will be interesting to listen to the upcoming fans forum and hopefully questions will be asked truthfully. Neville
  • Score: -4

11:33am Tue 22 Jul 14

mark by the sea says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Neville wrote:
The basis of any successful business is communication and repeat business. Communication at and within the Amex has been poor for two seasons now and the fans don.t want specific details but something to look forward to. PB communicates when he wants to and it's normally when there is something to sell and statements are very measured.
There has not been one mention of Ulloa on the club website and wouldn't.t it be nice to hear from the new manager and some updates on how the academy is going.
Ridiculous secrecy over shirts only being shown website pictures,the whole comms thing is wearing thin now,even the Argus have been struggling regurgitating old news each day.
As a paying customer I would like to hear something official with regards to our ambition this coming season and is the 5year PL plan now being revised?
Why not ask? Paul Barber has a very good reputation for replying to fans' queries, does he not?
But this club only needs to give a statement , maybe sami give the argus half hour? Funny how you and Vegas love the site here, but in reality there is no news 90% of the time!
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: The basis of any successful business is communication and repeat business. Communication at and within the Amex has been poor for two seasons now and the fans don.t want specific details but something to look forward to. PB communicates when he wants to and it's normally when there is something to sell and statements are very measured. There has not been one mention of Ulloa on the club website and wouldn't.t it be nice to hear from the new manager and some updates on how the academy is going. Ridiculous secrecy over shirts only being shown website pictures,the whole comms thing is wearing thin now,even the Argus have been struggling regurgitating old news each day. As a paying customer I would like to hear something official with regards to our ambition this coming season and is the 5year PL plan now being revised?[/p][/quote]Why not ask? Paul Barber has a very good reputation for replying to fans' queries, does he not?[/p][/quote]But this club only needs to give a statement , maybe sami give the argus half hour? Funny how you and Vegas love the site here, but in reality there is no news 90% of the time! mark by the sea
  • Score: -1

11:46am Tue 22 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

People say that a player's true value is what the buyer is willing to pay, and I get that, but when there is just one buyer in the market, doesn't that usually work in the buyer's favor? Three people all after the same house will push the price up, when just one is interested the sum paid is usually below the asking price.

Market forces, supply and demand, the very things that determine what you will get for what you are trying to sell, with Ulloa there was an absense of either, just one buyer, and in my opinion, for what it's worth, I think Leicester got mugged by Bloom and Barber.

Ulloa, at a price of say four or five million, would have taken to the field, 'hoping,' that he can find the back of the net, with what Leicester have paid for him, eight million and possibly rising to ten, he will now be, 'required,' to do so, and do so pretty often.

McCormack went for similar money, but at least everyone knows that he can score goals in the Champ Div, Ulloa is going to have to beat world class defenders and shot stoppers to take his chances, and that is a test he hasn't faced.
If the burden of scoring in the Prem Div is not heavy enough, Ulloa will also have the weight of a crazy purchase price hanging on his shoulders, for Ulloa this could all go bad in a heart beat.

Brighton have come away from this deal with an amazing result, eight million in the bank and a possible two more to follow, and we can replace Leo for far less than we sold him for. What did Leicester get, a proven goal scorer from the Champ Div, a player that can beat Champ Div defenses, after that all they have is a whole bunch of hopes and expectations all arising from a inflated purchase price.
People say that a player's true value is what the buyer is willing to pay, and I get that, but when there is just one buyer in the market, doesn't that usually work in the buyer's favor? Three people all after the same house will push the price up, when just one is interested the sum paid is usually below the asking price. Market forces, supply and demand, the very things that determine what you will get for what you are trying to sell, with Ulloa there was an absense of either, just one buyer, and in my opinion, for what it's worth, I think Leicester got mugged by Bloom and Barber. Ulloa, at a price of say four or five million, would have taken to the field, 'hoping,' that he can find the back of the net, with what Leicester have paid for him, eight million and possibly rising to ten, he will now be, 'required,' to do so, and do so pretty often. McCormack went for similar money, but at least everyone knows that he can score goals in the Champ Div, Ulloa is going to have to beat world class defenders and shot stoppers to take his chances, and that is a test he hasn't faced. If the burden of scoring in the Prem Div is not heavy enough, Ulloa will also have the weight of a crazy purchase price hanging on his shoulders, for Ulloa this could all go bad in a heart beat. Brighton have come away from this deal with an amazing result, eight million in the bank and a possible two more to follow, and we can replace Leo for far less than we sold him for. What did Leicester get, a proven goal scorer from the Champ Div, a player that can beat Champ Div defenses, after that all they have is a whole bunch of hopes and expectations all arising from a inflated purchase price. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

12:02pm Tue 22 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Neville wrote:
The basis of any successful business is communication and repeat business. Communication at and within the Amex has been poor for two seasons now and the fans don.t want specific details but something to look forward to. PB communicates when he wants to and it's normally when there is something to sell and statements are very measured.
There has not been one mention of Ulloa on the club website and wouldn't.t it be nice to hear from the new manager and some updates on how the academy is going.
Ridiculous secrecy over shirts only being shown website pictures,the whole comms thing is wearing thin now,even the Argus have been struggling regurgitating old news each day.
As a paying customer I would like to hear something official with regards to our ambition this coming season and is the 5year PL plan now being revised?
Why not ask? Paul Barber has a very good reputation for replying to fans' queries, does he not?
But this club only needs to give a statement , maybe sami give the argus half hour? Funny how you and Vegas love the site here, but in reality there is no news 90% of the time!
transplant yourself 6,000 miles from the Amex and you might come to, 'love this site.'

Mark there might not be any news 90% of the time but there is interaction with those on this forum 100% of the time. Speaking for myself, being on this forum is as close as I will get to meeting you lot in the pub and talking football. This site might not be much in some people's eyes, but for us expats it's all we have.
Where else am I going to experience the cutting edge of Tug's comments, the rather dry wit of some others or your, 'informed,' snippets. Oh yeah and it's your round.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: The basis of any successful business is communication and repeat business. Communication at and within the Amex has been poor for two seasons now and the fans don.t want specific details but something to look forward to. PB communicates when he wants to and it's normally when there is something to sell and statements are very measured. There has not been one mention of Ulloa on the club website and wouldn't.t it be nice to hear from the new manager and some updates on how the academy is going. Ridiculous secrecy over shirts only being shown website pictures,the whole comms thing is wearing thin now,even the Argus have been struggling regurgitating old news each day. As a paying customer I would like to hear something official with regards to our ambition this coming season and is the 5year PL plan now being revised?[/p][/quote]Why not ask? Paul Barber has a very good reputation for replying to fans' queries, does he not?[/p][/quote]But this club only needs to give a statement , maybe sami give the argus half hour? Funny how you and Vegas love the site here, but in reality there is no news 90% of the time![/p][/quote]transplant yourself 6,000 miles from the Amex and you might come to, 'love this site.' Mark there might not be any news 90% of the time but there is interaction with those on this forum 100% of the time. Speaking for myself, being on this forum is as close as I will get to meeting you lot in the pub and talking football. This site might not be much in some people's eyes, but for us expats it's all we have. Where else am I going to experience the cutting edge of Tug's comments, the rather dry wit of some others or your, 'informed,' snippets. Oh yeah and it's your round. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 6

12:32pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

pte wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Perhaps there will be an article on Bridcutts move to Sunderland tomorrow or Betty the tea lady's new urn. The sad thing is with so little happening on the player front the argus has to recycle anything to make a story. I look at other teams quietly but efficiently building their squads and wonder why we're not doing the same, especially with at least 8 million burning a hole in our pocket.
Owing to FFP rules Betty's promised new tea urn has been vetoed by Barber until further notice
We laugh, it's probably been discussed.
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Perhaps there will be an article on Bridcutts move to Sunderland tomorrow or Betty the tea lady's new urn. The sad thing is with so little happening on the player front the argus has to recycle anything to make a story. I look at other teams quietly but efficiently building their squads and wonder why we're not doing the same, especially with at least 8 million burning a hole in our pocket.[/p][/quote]Owing to FFP rules Betty's promised new tea urn has been vetoed by Barber until further notice[/p][/quote]We laugh, it's probably been discussed. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: 0

12:37pm Tue 22 Jul 14

pte says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Neville wrote:
The basis of any successful business is communication and repeat business. Communication at and within the Amex has been poor for two seasons now and the fans don.t want specific details but something to look forward to. PB communicates when he wants to and it's normally when there is something to sell and statements are very measured.
There has not been one mention of Ulloa on the club website and wouldn't.t it be nice to hear from the new manager and some updates on how the academy is going.
Ridiculous secrecy over shirts only being shown website pictures,the whole comms thing is wearing thin now,even the Argus have been struggling regurgitating old news each day.
As a paying customer I would like to hear something official with regards to our ambition this coming season and is the 5year PL plan now being revised?
Why not ask? Paul Barber has a very good reputation for replying to fans' queries, does he not?
But this club only needs to give a statement , maybe sami give the argus half hour? Funny how you and Vegas love the site here, but in reality there is no news 90% of the time!
transplant yourself 6,000 miles from the Amex and you might come to, 'love this site.'

Mark there might not be any news 90% of the time but there is interaction with those on this forum 100% of the time. Speaking for myself, being on this forum is as close as I will get to meeting you lot in the pub and talking football. This site might not be much in some people's eyes, but for us expats it's all we have.
Where else am I going to experience the cutting edge of Tug's comments, the rather dry wit of some others or your, 'informed,' snippets. Oh yeah and it's your round.
Las Vegas Boulevard must seem tame in comparison to the Western Rd with attractions such as Poundland and Robert Dyas
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: The basis of any successful business is communication and repeat business. Communication at and within the Amex has been poor for two seasons now and the fans don.t want specific details but something to look forward to. PB communicates when he wants to and it's normally when there is something to sell and statements are very measured. There has not been one mention of Ulloa on the club website and wouldn't.t it be nice to hear from the new manager and some updates on how the academy is going. Ridiculous secrecy over shirts only being shown website pictures,the whole comms thing is wearing thin now,even the Argus have been struggling regurgitating old news each day. As a paying customer I would like to hear something official with regards to our ambition this coming season and is the 5year PL plan now being revised?[/p][/quote]Why not ask? Paul Barber has a very good reputation for replying to fans' queries, does he not?[/p][/quote]But this club only needs to give a statement , maybe sami give the argus half hour? Funny how you and Vegas love the site here, but in reality there is no news 90% of the time![/p][/quote]transplant yourself 6,000 miles from the Amex and you might come to, 'love this site.' Mark there might not be any news 90% of the time but there is interaction with those on this forum 100% of the time. Speaking for myself, being on this forum is as close as I will get to meeting you lot in the pub and talking football. This site might not be much in some people's eyes, but for us expats it's all we have. Where else am I going to experience the cutting edge of Tug's comments, the rather dry wit of some others or your, 'informed,' snippets. Oh yeah and it's your round.[/p][/quote]Las Vegas Boulevard must seem tame in comparison to the Western Rd with attractions such as Poundland and Robert Dyas pte
  • Score: 4

12:40pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Claude Back says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Neville wrote:
The basis of any successful business is communication and repeat business. Communication at and within the Amex has been poor for two seasons now and the fans don.t want specific details but something to look forward to. PB communicates when he wants to and it's normally when there is something to sell and statements are very measured.
There has not been one mention of Ulloa on the club website and wouldn't.t it be nice to hear from the new manager and some updates on how the academy is going.
Ridiculous secrecy over shirts only being shown website pictures,the whole comms thing is wearing thin now,even the Argus have been struggling regurgitating old news each day.
As a paying customer I would like to hear something official with regards to our ambition this coming season and is the 5year PL plan now being revised?
Why not ask? Paul Barber has a very good reputation for replying to fans' queries, does he not?
But this club only needs to give a statement , maybe sami give the argus half hour? Funny how you and Vegas love the site here, but in reality there is no news 90% of the time!
transplant yourself 6,000 miles from the Amex and you might come to, 'love this site.'

Mark there might not be any news 90% of the time but there is interaction with those on this forum 100% of the time. Speaking for myself, being on this forum is as close as I will get to meeting you lot in the pub and talking football. This site might not be much in some people's eyes, but for us expats it's all we have.
Where else am I going to experience the cutting edge of Tug's comments, the rather dry wit of some others or your, 'informed,' snippets. Oh yeah and it's your round.
Vegas, I understand why you 'love this site' but you and Arnie use the term Ex-Pat which as everyone knows is short for Ex-Patriot. How do you view that term? To many it implies someone who once was a patriot but is no longer and that is not a good thing. It has connotations of someone who has deserted this country and no longer cares for it. I am pretty sure you don't mean that. I am not having a go; just curious.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: The basis of any successful business is communication and repeat business. Communication at and within the Amex has been poor for two seasons now and the fans don.t want specific details but something to look forward to. PB communicates when he wants to and it's normally when there is something to sell and statements are very measured. There has not been one mention of Ulloa on the club website and wouldn't.t it be nice to hear from the new manager and some updates on how the academy is going. Ridiculous secrecy over shirts only being shown website pictures,the whole comms thing is wearing thin now,even the Argus have been struggling regurgitating old news each day. As a paying customer I would like to hear something official with regards to our ambition this coming season and is the 5year PL plan now being revised?[/p][/quote]Why not ask? Paul Barber has a very good reputation for replying to fans' queries, does he not?[/p][/quote]But this club only needs to give a statement , maybe sami give the argus half hour? Funny how you and Vegas love the site here, but in reality there is no news 90% of the time![/p][/quote]transplant yourself 6,000 miles from the Amex and you might come to, 'love this site.' Mark there might not be any news 90% of the time but there is interaction with those on this forum 100% of the time. Speaking for myself, being on this forum is as close as I will get to meeting you lot in the pub and talking football. This site might not be much in some people's eyes, but for us expats it's all we have. Where else am I going to experience the cutting edge of Tug's comments, the rather dry wit of some others or your, 'informed,' snippets. Oh yeah and it's your round.[/p][/quote]Vegas, I understand why you 'love this site' but you and Arnie use the term Ex-Pat which as everyone knows is short for Ex-Patriot. How do you view that term? To many it implies someone who once was a patriot but is no longer and that is not a good thing. It has connotations of someone who has deserted this country and no longer cares for it. I am pretty sure you don't mean that. I am not having a go; just curious. Claude Back
  • Score: 0

12:43pm Tue 22 Jul 14

pte says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
pte wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Perhaps there will be an article on Bridcutts move to Sunderland tomorrow or Betty the tea lady's new urn. The sad thing is with so little happening on the player front the argus has to recycle anything to make a story. I look at other teams quietly but efficiently building their squads and wonder why we're not doing the same, especially with at least 8 million burning a hole in our pocket.
Owing to FFP rules Betty's promised new tea urn has been vetoed by Barber until further notice
We laugh, it's probably been discussed.
Betty doesn't find it funny. One of the wheels on her trolley keeps coming off and last week the club physio had to strap the wheel back on. Sami has asked to be updated and TB wants to know if they can get another year out of it .

If it doesn't improve, Betty will be given an injection and told to carry on
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Perhaps there will be an article on Bridcutts move to Sunderland tomorrow or Betty the tea lady's new urn. The sad thing is with so little happening on the player front the argus has to recycle anything to make a story. I look at other teams quietly but efficiently building their squads and wonder why we're not doing the same, especially with at least 8 million burning a hole in our pocket.[/p][/quote]Owing to FFP rules Betty's promised new tea urn has been vetoed by Barber until further notice[/p][/quote]We laugh, it's probably been discussed.[/p][/quote]Betty doesn't find it funny. One of the wheels on her trolley keeps coming off and last week the club physio had to strap the wheel back on. Sami has asked to be updated and TB wants to know if they can get another year out of it . If it doesn't improve, Betty will be given an injection and told to carry on pte
  • Score: 3

12:59pm Tue 22 Jul 14

pte says...

Claude Back wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Neville wrote:
The basis of any successful business is communication and repeat business. Communication at and within the Amex has been poor for two seasons now and the fans don.t want specific details but something to look forward to. PB communicates when he wants to and it's normally when there is something to sell and statements are very measured.
There has not been one mention of Ulloa on the club website and wouldn't.t it be nice to hear from the new manager and some updates on how the academy is going.
Ridiculous secrecy over shirts only being shown website pictures,the whole comms thing is wearing thin now,even the Argus have been struggling regurgitating old news each day.
As a paying customer I would like to hear something official with regards to our ambition this coming season and is the 5year PL plan now being revised?
Why not ask? Paul Barber has a very good reputation for replying to fans' queries, does he not?
But this club only needs to give a statement , maybe sami give the argus half hour? Funny how you and Vegas love the site here, but in reality there is no news 90% of the time!
transplant yourself 6,000 miles from the Amex and you might come to, 'love this site.'

Mark there might not be any news 90% of the time but there is interaction with those on this forum 100% of the time. Speaking for myself, being on this forum is as close as I will get to meeting you lot in the pub and talking football. This site might not be much in some people's eyes, but for us expats it's all we have.
Where else am I going to experience the cutting edge of Tug's comments, the rather dry wit of some others or your, 'informed,' snippets. Oh yeah and it's your round.
Vegas, I understand why you 'love this site' but you and Arnie use the term Ex-Pat which as everyone knows is short for Ex-Patriot. How do you view that term? To many it implies someone who once was a patriot but is no longer and that is not a good thing. It has connotations of someone who has deserted this country and no longer cares for it. I am pretty sure you don't mean that. I am not having a go; just curious.
Ex pat could also mean "fatherless" as in short for ex paternal.

Just a thought
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: The basis of any successful business is communication and repeat business. Communication at and within the Amex has been poor for two seasons now and the fans don.t want specific details but something to look forward to. PB communicates when he wants to and it's normally when there is something to sell and statements are very measured. There has not been one mention of Ulloa on the club website and wouldn't.t it be nice to hear from the new manager and some updates on how the academy is going. Ridiculous secrecy over shirts only being shown website pictures,the whole comms thing is wearing thin now,even the Argus have been struggling regurgitating old news each day. As a paying customer I would like to hear something official with regards to our ambition this coming season and is the 5year PL plan now being revised?[/p][/quote]Why not ask? Paul Barber has a very good reputation for replying to fans' queries, does he not?[/p][/quote]But this club only needs to give a statement , maybe sami give the argus half hour? Funny how you and Vegas love the site here, but in reality there is no news 90% of the time![/p][/quote]transplant yourself 6,000 miles from the Amex and you might come to, 'love this site.' Mark there might not be any news 90% of the time but there is interaction with those on this forum 100% of the time. Speaking for myself, being on this forum is as close as I will get to meeting you lot in the pub and talking football. This site might not be much in some people's eyes, but for us expats it's all we have. Where else am I going to experience the cutting edge of Tug's comments, the rather dry wit of some others or your, 'informed,' snippets. Oh yeah and it's your round.[/p][/quote]Vegas, I understand why you 'love this site' but you and Arnie use the term Ex-Pat which as everyone knows is short for Ex-Patriot. How do you view that term? To many it implies someone who once was a patriot but is no longer and that is not a good thing. It has connotations of someone who has deserted this country and no longer cares for it. I am pretty sure you don't mean that. I am not having a go; just curious.[/p][/quote]Ex pat could also mean "fatherless" as in short for ex paternal. Just a thought pte
  • Score: 0

1:02pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

pte wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
pte wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Perhaps there will be an article on Bridcutts move to Sunderland tomorrow or Betty the tea lady's new urn. The sad thing is with so little happening on the player front the argus has to recycle anything to make a story. I look at other teams quietly but efficiently building their squads and wonder why we're not doing the same, especially with at least 8 million burning a hole in our pocket.
Owing to FFP rules Betty's promised new tea urn has been vetoed by Barber until further notice
We laugh, it's probably been discussed.
Betty doesn't find it funny. One of the wheels on her trolley keeps coming off and last week the club physio had to strap the wheel back on. Sami has asked to be updated and TB wants to know if they can get another year out of it .

If it doesn't improve, Betty will be given an injection and told to carry on
The players will have to learn to make their own cup of tea. Probably what the new £35 million training complex was built for.
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Perhaps there will be an article on Bridcutts move to Sunderland tomorrow or Betty the tea lady's new urn. The sad thing is with so little happening on the player front the argus has to recycle anything to make a story. I look at other teams quietly but efficiently building their squads and wonder why we're not doing the same, especially with at least 8 million burning a hole in our pocket.[/p][/quote]Owing to FFP rules Betty's promised new tea urn has been vetoed by Barber until further notice[/p][/quote]We laugh, it's probably been discussed.[/p][/quote]Betty doesn't find it funny. One of the wheels on her trolley keeps coming off and last week the club physio had to strap the wheel back on. Sami has asked to be updated and TB wants to know if they can get another year out of it . If it doesn't improve, Betty will be given an injection and told to carry on[/p][/quote]The players will have to learn to make their own cup of tea. Probably what the new £35 million training complex was built for. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: 0

1:09pm Tue 22 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

Claude, 'ex-pat,' in terms of myself, and I dare say others on here, means the paternal strings of home have been severed.
Claude, 'ex-pat,' in terms of myself, and I dare say others on here, means the paternal strings of home have been severed. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

1:29pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Neville wrote:
The basis of any successful business is communication and repeat business. Communication at and within the Amex has been poor for two seasons now and the fans don.t want specific details but something to look forward to. PB communicates when he wants to and it's normally when there is something to sell and statements are very measured.
There has not been one mention of Ulloa on the club website and wouldn't.t it be nice to hear from the new manager and some updates on how the academy is going.
Ridiculous secrecy over shirts only being shown website pictures,the whole comms thing is wearing thin now,even the Argus have been struggling regurgitating old news each day.
As a paying customer I would like to hear something official with regards to our ambition this coming season and is the 5year PL plan now being revised?
Why not ask? Paul Barber has a very good reputation for replying to fans' queries, does he not?
But this club only needs to give a statement , maybe sami give the argus half hour? Funny how you and Vegas love the site here, but in reality there is no news 90% of the time!
Haha - I'm not sure quite what you mean there as you post far, far more than I do...!

Anyway, the club gives statements when there's something to say. Or do you want them to hold a press conference to state "We have nothing to say at this time. See you again tomorrow, gentlemen"?

This is the bit between the seasons - it is of less interest than the main nine months of the year. Make do with scraps now and feast in a few weeks' time.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: The basis of any successful business is communication and repeat business. Communication at and within the Amex has been poor for two seasons now and the fans don.t want specific details but something to look forward to. PB communicates when he wants to and it's normally when there is something to sell and statements are very measured. There has not been one mention of Ulloa on the club website and wouldn't.t it be nice to hear from the new manager and some updates on how the academy is going. Ridiculous secrecy over shirts only being shown website pictures,the whole comms thing is wearing thin now,even the Argus have been struggling regurgitating old news each day. As a paying customer I would like to hear something official with regards to our ambition this coming season and is the 5year PL plan now being revised?[/p][/quote]Why not ask? Paul Barber has a very good reputation for replying to fans' queries, does he not?[/p][/quote]But this club only needs to give a statement , maybe sami give the argus half hour? Funny how you and Vegas love the site here, but in reality there is no news 90% of the time![/p][/quote]Haha - I'm not sure quite what you mean there as you post far, far more than I do...! Anyway, the club gives statements when there's something to say. Or do you want them to hold a press conference to state "We have nothing to say at this time. See you again tomorrow, gentlemen"? This is the bit between the seasons - it is of less interest than the main nine months of the year. Make do with scraps now and feast in a few weeks' time. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 0

3:12pm Tue 22 Jul 14

sussexram40 says...

I've been arguing for the fans to be given the respect they deserve for a long time. We pay the highest prices in the league! Yet the club gives us very little back.
I've been arguing for the fans to be given the respect they deserve for a long time. We pay the highest prices in the league! Yet the club gives us very little back. sussexram40
  • Score: -2

3:16pm Tue 22 Jul 14

mark by the sea says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Neville wrote:
The basis of any successful business is communication and repeat business. Communication at and within the Amex has been poor for two seasons now and the fans don.t want specific details but something to look forward to. PB communicates when he wants to and it's normally when there is something to sell and statements are very measured.
There has not been one mention of Ulloa on the club website and wouldn't.t it be nice to hear from the new manager and some updates on how the academy is going.
Ridiculous secrecy over shirts only being shown website pictures,the whole comms thing is wearing thin now,even the Argus have been struggling regurgitating old news each day.
As a paying customer I would like to hear something official with regards to our ambition this coming season and is the 5year PL plan now being revised?
Why not ask? Paul Barber has a very good reputation for replying to fans' queries, does he not?
But this club only needs to give a statement , maybe sami give the argus half hour? Funny how you and Vegas love the site here, but in reality there is no news 90% of the time!
Haha - I'm not sure quite what you mean there as you post far, far more than I do...!

Anyway, the club gives statements when there's something to say. Or do you want them to hold a press conference to state "We have nothing to say at this time. See you again tomorrow, gentlemen"?

This is the bit between the seasons - it is of less interest than the main nine months of the year. Make do with scraps now and feast in a few weeks' time.
Glad to see TB take my advice lol and speak about losing Leo, showing the human side of the club is very important, especially when things are not completely smooth.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: The basis of any successful business is communication and repeat business. Communication at and within the Amex has been poor for two seasons now and the fans don.t want specific details but something to look forward to. PB communicates when he wants to and it's normally when there is something to sell and statements are very measured. There has not been one mention of Ulloa on the club website and wouldn't.t it be nice to hear from the new manager and some updates on how the academy is going. Ridiculous secrecy over shirts only being shown website pictures,the whole comms thing is wearing thin now,even the Argus have been struggling regurgitating old news each day. As a paying customer I would like to hear something official with regards to our ambition this coming season and is the 5year PL plan now being revised?[/p][/quote]Why not ask? Paul Barber has a very good reputation for replying to fans' queries, does he not?[/p][/quote]But this club only needs to give a statement , maybe sami give the argus half hour? Funny how you and Vegas love the site here, but in reality there is no news 90% of the time![/p][/quote]Haha - I'm not sure quite what you mean there as you post far, far more than I do...! Anyway, the club gives statements when there's something to say. Or do you want them to hold a press conference to state "We have nothing to say at this time. See you again tomorrow, gentlemen"? This is the bit between the seasons - it is of less interest than the main nine months of the year. Make do with scraps now and feast in a few weeks' time.[/p][/quote]Glad to see TB take my advice lol and speak about losing Leo, showing the human side of the club is very important, especially when things are not completely smooth. mark by the sea
  • Score: 0

3:19pm Tue 22 Jul 14

mark by the sea says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Neville wrote:
The basis of any successful business is communication and repeat business. Communication at and within the Amex has been poor for two seasons now and the fans don.t want specific details but something to look forward to. PB communicates when he wants to and it's normally when there is something to sell and statements are very measured.
There has not been one mention of Ulloa on the club website and wouldn't.t it be nice to hear from the new manager and some updates on how the academy is going.
Ridiculous secrecy over shirts only being shown website pictures,the whole comms thing is wearing thin now,even the Argus have been struggling regurgitating old news each day.
As a paying customer I would like to hear something official with regards to our ambition this coming season and is the 5year PL plan now being revised?
Why not ask? Paul Barber has a very good reputation for replying to fans' queries, does he not?
But this club only needs to give a statement , maybe sami give the argus half hour? Funny how you and Vegas love the site here, but in reality there is no news 90% of the time!
transplant yourself 6,000 miles from the Amex and you might come to, 'love this site.'

Mark there might not be any news 90% of the time but there is interaction with those on this forum 100% of the time. Speaking for myself, being on this forum is as close as I will get to meeting you lot in the pub and talking football. This site might not be much in some people's eyes, but for us expats it's all we have.
Where else am I going to experience the cutting edge of Tug's comments, the rather dry wit of some others or your, 'informed,' snippets. Oh yeah and it's your round.
Vegas I was pointing out the lack of contact from the club to the paper, to the fans, thankfully TB has come out and stated how he feels about Leo going, sharing the same sentiments works, this club is a business, but for it to prosper it needs a human touch to its PR.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: The basis of any successful business is communication and repeat business. Communication at and within the Amex has been poor for two seasons now and the fans don.t want specific details but something to look forward to. PB communicates when he wants to and it's normally when there is something to sell and statements are very measured. There has not been one mention of Ulloa on the club website and wouldn't.t it be nice to hear from the new manager and some updates on how the academy is going. Ridiculous secrecy over shirts only being shown website pictures,the whole comms thing is wearing thin now,even the Argus have been struggling regurgitating old news each day. As a paying customer I would like to hear something official with regards to our ambition this coming season and is the 5year PL plan now being revised?[/p][/quote]Why not ask? Paul Barber has a very good reputation for replying to fans' queries, does he not?[/p][/quote]But this club only needs to give a statement , maybe sami give the argus half hour? Funny how you and Vegas love the site here, but in reality there is no news 90% of the time![/p][/quote]transplant yourself 6,000 miles from the Amex and you might come to, 'love this site.' Mark there might not be any news 90% of the time but there is interaction with those on this forum 100% of the time. Speaking for myself, being on this forum is as close as I will get to meeting you lot in the pub and talking football. This site might not be much in some people's eyes, but for us expats it's all we have. Where else am I going to experience the cutting edge of Tug's comments, the rather dry wit of some others or your, 'informed,' snippets. Oh yeah and it's your round.[/p][/quote]Vegas I was pointing out the lack of contact from the club to the paper, to the fans, thankfully TB has come out and stated how he feels about Leo going, sharing the same sentiments works, this club is a business, but for it to prosper it needs a human touch to its PR. mark by the sea
  • Score: -2

4:13pm Tue 22 Jul 14

AlastairWatts says...

Thinking back to the glory days there were plenty of offers for Peter Ward, Michael Robinson et al. OK, so the rewards weren't as big (I read somewhere that LU is now on absolutely huge wages) but after last season's shambles was this really the time to sell our top striker? Surely TB, along with his management team, could have persuaded him to stay for at least part of the season?
Thinking back to the glory days there were plenty of offers for Peter Ward, Michael Robinson et al. OK, so the rewards weren't as big (I read somewhere that LU is now on absolutely huge wages) but after last season's shambles was this really the time to sell our top striker? Surely TB, along with his management team, could have persuaded him to stay for at least part of the season? AlastairWatts
  • Score: 0

4:30pm Tue 22 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

AlastairWatts wrote:
Thinking back to the glory days there were plenty of offers for Peter Ward, Michael Robinson et al. OK, so the rewards weren't as big (I read somewhere that LU is now on absolutely huge wages) but after last season's shambles was this really the time to sell our top striker? Surely TB, along with his management team, could have persuaded him to stay for at least part of the season?
possibly could have persuaded him to stay until january, but would Leicester have had a need for him at that time.
[quote][p][bold]AlastairWatts[/bold] wrote: Thinking back to the glory days there were plenty of offers for Peter Ward, Michael Robinson et al. OK, so the rewards weren't as big (I read somewhere that LU is now on absolutely huge wages) but after last season's shambles was this really the time to sell our top striker? Surely TB, along with his management team, could have persuaded him to stay for at least part of the season?[/p][/quote]possibly could have persuaded him to stay until january, but would Leicester have had a need for him at that time. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

5:00pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Captain Haddock says...

OldGull wrote:
FFS
Can't some of you stop moaning.
So you want the club to publicise who they are after?
Why?, You would all then moan if we didn't get them.
Let them quietly get on with signing players,
Moan if you like if we havent completed a few more by the start of the season
Couldn't agree more, OldGull. What's more we shouldn't start making promises about our promotion credentials as we'd be setting ourselves up for a fall and over-hyping expectations. I have no problem whatsoever with the club's current press policy.

I have also spoken to Paul Camillin (press officer) on a number of occasions and am impressed with his manner, philosophy on his job role and the extent to which he cares about our club.
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: FFS Can't some of you stop moaning. So you want the club to publicise who they are after? Why?, You would all then moan if we didn't get them. Let them quietly get on with signing players, Moan if you like if we havent completed a few more by the start of the season[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more, OldGull. What's more we shouldn't start making promises about our promotion credentials as we'd be setting ourselves up for a fall and over-hyping expectations. I have no problem whatsoever with the club's current press policy. I have also spoken to Paul Camillin (press officer) on a number of occasions and am impressed with his manner, philosophy on his job role and the extent to which he cares about our club. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 2

5:06pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Captain Haddock says...

AlanDuffy wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Morning, I wish Leo well with his new venture, but can we move on from Leo he has left, I would like to hear how Croft and Stephens are getting on with there injuries will they be fit either off them for start off season,

Now we got some money let's go out and spend some on new players im sure we have players lined up just hope we don't have to pay over the odds now other clubs no we got some cash, anybody got any players in mind within budget off course,
Up the Albion!!
Pretty sure we won't be paying over the odds......that's one lesson I believe we learned from buying CMS. But a keeper, left back and a couple of strikers are the minimum we need. The squad is threadbare as it is, a couple of injuries and we'll be desperately looking around for loans again. I really hope that now we have a few quid in the bank, we start looking for permanent signings rather than loans. Bridge and Ward aside, I can't think of another loan who has been a real success.
Conway?

And in the past Bobby Z.
[quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Morning, I wish Leo well with his new venture, but can we move on from Leo he has left, I would like to hear how Croft and Stephens are getting on with there injuries will they be fit either off them for start off season, Now we got some money let's go out and spend some on new players im sure we have players lined up just hope we don't have to pay over the odds now other clubs no we got some cash, anybody got any players in mind within budget off course, Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]Pretty sure we won't be paying over the odds......that's one lesson I believe we learned from buying CMS. But a keeper, left back and a couple of strikers are the minimum we need. The squad is threadbare as it is, a couple of injuries and we'll be desperately looking around for loans again. I really hope that now we have a few quid in the bank, we start looking for permanent signings rather than loans. Bridge and Ward aside, I can't think of another loan who has been a real success.[/p][/quote]Conway? And in the past Bobby Z. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 2

5:06pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Captain Haddock says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
OldGull wrote:
FFS
Can't some of you stop moaning.
So you want the club to publicise who they are after?
Why?, You would all then moan if we didn't get them.
Let them quietly get on with signing players,
Moan if you like if we havent completed a few more by the start of the season
Couldn't agree more, OldGull. What's more we shouldn't start making promises about our promotion credentials as we'd be setting ourselves up for a fall and over-hyping expectations. I have no problem whatsoever with the club's current press policy.

I have also spoken to Paul Camillin (press officer) on a number of occasions and am impressed with his manner, philosophy on his job role and the extent to which he cares about our club.
.... And Ingimarsson and Sidwell.
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: FFS Can't some of you stop moaning. So you want the club to publicise who they are after? Why?, You would all then moan if we didn't get them. Let them quietly get on with signing players, Moan if you like if we havent completed a few more by the start of the season[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more, OldGull. What's more we shouldn't start making promises about our promotion credentials as we'd be setting ourselves up for a fall and over-hyping expectations. I have no problem whatsoever with the club's current press policy. I have also spoken to Paul Camillin (press officer) on a number of occasions and am impressed with his manner, philosophy on his job role and the extent to which he cares about our club.[/p][/quote].... And Ingimarsson and Sidwell. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

5:08pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Captain Haddock says...

Claude Back wrote:
Beale32 wrote:
AlanDuffy wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Morning, I wish Leo well with his new venture, but can we move on from Leo he has left, I would like to hear how Croft and Stephens are getting on with there injuries will they be fit either off them for start off season,

Now we got some money let's go out and spend some on new players im sure we have players lined up just hope we don't have to pay over the odds now other clubs no we got some cash, anybody got any players in mind within budget off course,
Up the Albion!!
Pretty sure we won't be paying over the odds......that's one lesson I believe we learned from buying CMS. But a keeper, left back and a couple of strikers are the minimum we need. The squad is threadbare as it is, a couple of injuries and we'll be desperately looking around for loans again. I really hope that now we have a few quid in the bank, we start looking for permanent signings rather than loans. Bridge and Ward aside, I can't think of another loan who has been a real success.
People keep saying we paid over the odds for cms, but IMHO i dnt think we did. The main problem is that we haven't played to his strengths. He was left up top alot by himself which isn't his game. Then ofcourse his injury last season. Just my opinion ofcourse.
I think you are correct about CMS and I know others share your view.
Me for one!
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beale32[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Morning, I wish Leo well with his new venture, but can we move on from Leo he has left, I would like to hear how Croft and Stephens are getting on with there injuries will they be fit either off them for start off season, Now we got some money let's go out and spend some on new players im sure we have players lined up just hope we don't have to pay over the odds now other clubs no we got some cash, anybody got any players in mind within budget off course, Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]Pretty sure we won't be paying over the odds......that's one lesson I believe we learned from buying CMS. But a keeper, left back and a couple of strikers are the minimum we need. The squad is threadbare as it is, a couple of injuries and we'll be desperately looking around for loans again. I really hope that now we have a few quid in the bank, we start looking for permanent signings rather than loans. Bridge and Ward aside, I can't think of another loan who has been a real success.[/p][/quote]People keep saying we paid over the odds for cms, but IMHO i dnt think we did. The main problem is that we haven't played to his strengths. He was left up top alot by himself which isn't his game. Then ofcourse his injury last season. Just my opinion ofcourse.[/p][/quote]I think you are correct about CMS and I know others share your view.[/p][/quote]Me for one! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 0

5:20pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Captain Haddock says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
People say that a player's true value is what the buyer is willing to pay, and I get that, but when there is just one buyer in the market, doesn't that usually work in the buyer's favor? Three people all after the same house will push the price up, when just one is interested the sum paid is usually below the asking price.

Market forces, supply and demand, the very things that determine what you will get for what you are trying to sell, with Ulloa there was an absense of either, just one buyer, and in my opinion, for what it's worth, I think Leicester got mugged by Bloom and Barber.

Ulloa, at a price of say four or five million, would have taken to the field, 'hoping,' that he can find the back of the net, with what Leicester have paid for him, eight million and possibly rising to ten, he will now be, 'required,' to do so, and do so pretty often.

McCormack went for similar money, but at least everyone knows that he can score goals in the Champ Div, Ulloa is going to have to beat world class defenders and shot stoppers to take his chances, and that is a test he hasn't faced.
If the burden of scoring in the Prem Div is not heavy enough, Ulloa will also have the weight of a crazy purchase price hanging on his shoulders, for Ulloa this could all go bad in a heart beat.

Brighton have come away from this deal with an amazing result, eight million in the bank and a possible two more to follow, and we can replace Leo for far less than we sold him for. What did Leicester get, a proven goal scorer from the Champ Div, a player that can beat Champ Div defenses, after that all they have is a whole bunch of hopes and expectations all arising from a inflated purchase price.
I agree with you in general although it should be pointed out he's scored against Arsenal (a debut cracker, in fact) and Hull...yes it's a different kettle of fish doing it consistently and with the burden of his transfer fee but he has a shot at it at least.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: People say that a player's true value is what the buyer is willing to pay, and I get that, but when there is just one buyer in the market, doesn't that usually work in the buyer's favor? Three people all after the same house will push the price up, when just one is interested the sum paid is usually below the asking price. Market forces, supply and demand, the very things that determine what you will get for what you are trying to sell, with Ulloa there was an absense of either, just one buyer, and in my opinion, for what it's worth, I think Leicester got mugged by Bloom and Barber. Ulloa, at a price of say four or five million, would have taken to the field, 'hoping,' that he can find the back of the net, with what Leicester have paid for him, eight million and possibly rising to ten, he will now be, 'required,' to do so, and do so pretty often. McCormack went for similar money, but at least everyone knows that he can score goals in the Champ Div, Ulloa is going to have to beat world class defenders and shot stoppers to take his chances, and that is a test he hasn't faced. If the burden of scoring in the Prem Div is not heavy enough, Ulloa will also have the weight of a crazy purchase price hanging on his shoulders, for Ulloa this could all go bad in a heart beat. Brighton have come away from this deal with an amazing result, eight million in the bank and a possible two more to follow, and we can replace Leo for far less than we sold him for. What did Leicester get, a proven goal scorer from the Champ Div, a player that can beat Champ Div defenses, after that all they have is a whole bunch of hopes and expectations all arising from a inflated purchase price.[/p][/quote]I agree with you in general although it should be pointed out he's scored against Arsenal (a debut cracker, in fact) and Hull...yes it's a different kettle of fish doing it consistently and with the burden of his transfer fee but he has a shot at it at least. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 2

5:23pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Captain Haddock says...

pte wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Neville wrote:
The basis of any successful business is communication and repeat business. Communication at and within the Amex has been poor for two seasons now and the fans don.t want specific details but something to look forward to. PB communicates when he wants to and it's normally when there is something to sell and statements are very measured.
There has not been one mention of Ulloa on the club website and wouldn't.t it be nice to hear from the new manager and some updates on how the academy is going.
Ridiculous secrecy over shirts only being shown website pictures,the whole comms thing is wearing thin now,even the Argus have been struggling regurgitating old news each day.
As a paying customer I would like to hear something official with regards to our ambition this coming season and is the 5year PL plan now being revised?
Why not ask? Paul Barber has a very good reputation for replying to fans' queries, does he not?
But this club only needs to give a statement , maybe sami give the argus half hour? Funny how you and Vegas love the site here, but in reality there is no news 90% of the time!
transplant yourself 6,000 miles from the Amex and you might come to, 'love this site.'

Mark there might not be any news 90% of the time but there is interaction with those on this forum 100% of the time. Speaking for myself, being on this forum is as close as I will get to meeting you lot in the pub and talking football. This site might not be much in some people's eyes, but for us expats it's all we have.
Where else am I going to experience the cutting edge of Tug's comments, the rather dry wit of some others or your, 'informed,' snippets. Oh yeah and it's your round.
Las Vegas Boulevard must seem tame in comparison to the Western Rd with attractions such as Poundland and Robert Dyas
You're in fine fooling today, Pte....especially as it goes against the reputation of the profession of which I'm under the impression you practice (accountant or similar?)?
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: The basis of any successful business is communication and repeat business. Communication at and within the Amex has been poor for two seasons now and the fans don.t want specific details but something to look forward to. PB communicates when he wants to and it's normally when there is something to sell and statements are very measured. There has not been one mention of Ulloa on the club website and wouldn't.t it be nice to hear from the new manager and some updates on how the academy is going. Ridiculous secrecy over shirts only being shown website pictures,the whole comms thing is wearing thin now,even the Argus have been struggling regurgitating old news each day. As a paying customer I would like to hear something official with regards to our ambition this coming season and is the 5year PL plan now being revised?[/p][/quote]Why not ask? Paul Barber has a very good reputation for replying to fans' queries, does he not?[/p][/quote]But this club only needs to give a statement , maybe sami give the argus half hour? Funny how you and Vegas love the site here, but in reality there is no news 90% of the time![/p][/quote]transplant yourself 6,000 miles from the Amex and you might come to, 'love this site.' Mark there might not be any news 90% of the time but there is interaction with those on this forum 100% of the time. Speaking for myself, being on this forum is as close as I will get to meeting you lot in the pub and talking football. This site might not be much in some people's eyes, but for us expats it's all we have. Where else am I going to experience the cutting edge of Tug's comments, the rather dry wit of some others or your, 'informed,' snippets. Oh yeah and it's your round.[/p][/quote]Las Vegas Boulevard must seem tame in comparison to the Western Rd with attractions such as Poundland and Robert Dyas[/p][/quote]You're in fine fooling today, Pte....especially as it goes against the reputation of the profession of which I'm under the impression you practice (accountant or similar?)? Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

5:36pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Neville wrote:
The basis of any successful business is communication and repeat business. Communication at and within the Amex has been poor for two seasons now and the fans don.t want specific details but something to look forward to. PB communicates when he wants to and it's normally when there is something to sell and statements are very measured.
There has not been one mention of Ulloa on the club website and wouldn't.t it be nice to hear from the new manager and some updates on how the academy is going.
Ridiculous secrecy over shirts only being shown website pictures,the whole comms thing is wearing thin now,even the Argus have been struggling regurgitating old news each day.
As a paying customer I would like to hear something official with regards to our ambition this coming season and is the 5year PL plan now being revised?
Why not ask? Paul Barber has a very good reputation for replying to fans' queries, does he not?
But this club only needs to give a statement , maybe sami give the argus half hour? Funny how you and Vegas love the site here, but in reality there is no news 90% of the time!
Haha - I'm not sure quite what you mean there as you post far, far more than I do...!

Anyway, the club gives statements when there's something to say. Or do you want them to hold a press conference to state "We have nothing to say at this time. See you again tomorrow, gentlemen"?

This is the bit between the seasons - it is of less interest than the main nine months of the year. Make do with scraps now and feast in a few weeks' time.
Glad to see TB take my advice lol and speak about losing Leo, showing the human side of the club is very important, especially when things are not completely smooth.
Yep, thank goodness he saw your pleas on this site and decided to act upon them.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: The basis of any successful business is communication and repeat business. Communication at and within the Amex has been poor for two seasons now and the fans don.t want specific details but something to look forward to. PB communicates when he wants to and it's normally when there is something to sell and statements are very measured. There has not been one mention of Ulloa on the club website and wouldn't.t it be nice to hear from the new manager and some updates on how the academy is going. Ridiculous secrecy over shirts only being shown website pictures,the whole comms thing is wearing thin now,even the Argus have been struggling regurgitating old news each day. As a paying customer I would like to hear something official with regards to our ambition this coming season and is the 5year PL plan now being revised?[/p][/quote]Why not ask? Paul Barber has a very good reputation for replying to fans' queries, does he not?[/p][/quote]But this club only needs to give a statement , maybe sami give the argus half hour? Funny how you and Vegas love the site here, but in reality there is no news 90% of the time![/p][/quote]Haha - I'm not sure quite what you mean there as you post far, far more than I do...! Anyway, the club gives statements when there's something to say. Or do you want them to hold a press conference to state "We have nothing to say at this time. See you again tomorrow, gentlemen"? This is the bit between the seasons - it is of less interest than the main nine months of the year. Make do with scraps now and feast in a few weeks' time.[/p][/quote]Glad to see TB take my advice lol and speak about losing Leo, showing the human side of the club is very important, especially when things are not completely smooth.[/p][/quote]Yep, thank goodness he saw your pleas on this site and decided to act upon them. Ex-pat Arnie
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