Trio expected to sign - and there could be more

Sam Baldock

Sam Baldock

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

Albion have lined up a triple boost to their squad.

Transfer targets Sam Baldock, Adam Clayton and Stephen Ward are all expected to sign for the Seagulls.

They have been on the trail of the trio during pre-season and deals could be clinched before Saturday’s opening Championship fixture at home to Sheffield Wednesday.

Boss Sami Hyypia said after Thursday night’s 3-1 friendly defeat against Southampton at the Amex that a few more quality signings are needed for Albion to “really have a go” this season.

Baldock, Clayton and Ward are unlikely to be the only additional arrivals as Albion look to exploit the £8 million fee received from Leicester for Leo Ulloa.

They have already had bids turned down for Bristol City striker Baldock and Huddersfield midfielder Adam Clayton.

Both would bring the type of extra quality to the squad Hyypia is hoping for, along with versatility.

Former MK Dons and West Ham marksman Baldock, 25, can operate wide or through the centre.

Free-scoring Clayton, also 25, is comfortable either lying deep in front of the back four or in an advanced position behind the strike force.

The saga of Republic of Ireland left-back Ward’s return from Wolves on a permanent basis following an impressive loan spell last season has dragged on all summer for financial reasons.

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5:33am Sat 2 Aug 14

Justin says...

Decent signings the three of them, welcome to Brighton. Let's all be happy today with no moaning from the usual suspects!
Decent signings the three of them, welcome to Brighton. Let's all be happy today with no moaning from the usual suspects! Justin
  • Score: 29

5:38am Sat 2 Aug 14

argchat says...

Justin wrote:
Decent signings the three of them, welcome to Brighton. Let's all be happy today with no moaning from the usual suspects!
Good news to wake up too if true.
[quote][p][bold]Justin[/bold] wrote: Decent signings the three of them, welcome to Brighton. Let's all be happy today with no moaning from the usual suspects![/p][/quote]Good news to wake up too if true. argchat
  • Score: 26

5:47am Sat 2 Aug 14

Rhodes Seagull says...

Expected to sign!
Good news if they ALL do.
Even if any two out the three sign will be a result and good that the club are spending some of the income from Leo's sale to boost our chances of a top 6 finish for a third season on the trot and not letting slip into the bowls of the fair play mob!!!!!
Expected to sign! Good news if they ALL do. Even if any two out the three sign will be a result and good that the club are spending some of the income from Leo's sale to boost our chances of a top 6 finish for a third season on the trot and not letting slip into the bowls of the fair play mob!!!!! Rhodes Seagull
  • Score: 8

6:00am Sat 2 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

Morning, Well let's hope they sign today then, well happy if Clayton signs and ward, jury still out on Baldock he couldn't find the net at West Ham, hope they got a quality striker lined up as well, Baldock for Leo surely not,
Hopefully some on here will be happy if they sign these players!!
Up the Albion!!
Morning, Well let's hope they sign today then, well happy if Clayton signs and ward, jury still out on Baldock he couldn't find the net at West Ham, hope they got a quality striker lined up as well, Baldock for Leo surely not, Hopefully some on here will be happy if they sign these players!! Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 8

6:02am Sat 2 Aug 14

Grendel says...

Sounds like there is some substance to all this. Very good news.
Sounds like there is some substance to all this. Very good news. Grendel
  • Score: 14

6:17am Sat 2 Aug 14

SuperSeagull92 says...

brilliant news!! all three are championship quality and will add needed quality to the starting XI
brilliant news!! all three are championship quality and will add needed quality to the starting XI SuperSeagull92
  • Score: 22

6:28am Sat 2 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined.
So who really is pulling the strings?
They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined. So who really is pulling the strings? Albion In Staffs
  • Score: -14

6:28am Sat 2 Aug 14

Manoli says...

Great news to wake up to, now we are talking!!!! Up the Albion.
Great news to wake up to, now we are talking!!!! Up the Albion. Manoli
  • Score: 14

6:35am Sat 2 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined.
So who really is pulling the strings?
I would say Burke definitely not Hyppia!!
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined. So who really is pulling the strings?[/p][/quote]I would say Burke definitely not Hyppia!! JeffLomer
  • Score: -10

6:40am Sat 2 Aug 14

daughter-of-manag says...

Justin wrote:
Decent signings the three of them, welcome to Brighton. Let's all be happy today with no moaning from the usual suspects!
Why report this when they haven't signed yet? I would be extremely happy if both Clayton and Baldock signed. The Ward-o-mania that occurs on this site is a bit puzzling to me - but he's an OK player, and would be a welcome addition to the team. The only problem is that this is just speculation.
[quote][p][bold]Justin[/bold] wrote: Decent signings the three of them, welcome to Brighton. Let's all be happy today with no moaning from the usual suspects![/p][/quote]Why report this when they haven't signed yet? I would be extremely happy if both Clayton and Baldock signed. The Ward-o-mania that occurs on this site is a bit puzzling to me - but he's an OK player, and would be a welcome addition to the team. The only problem is that this is just speculation. daughter-of-manag
  • Score: 7

6:51am Sat 2 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined.
So who really is pulling the strings?
I would say Burke definitely not Hyppia!!
It just feels like Hyppia's involvement is - at best - picking from a pre-determined list?
I genuinely hope any new player is successful, but the list of personnel who've joined or are being linked, does suggest the club's claims that Hyppia is the main man on transfers, is not entirely accurate?
If so, I really hope he's happy with his lot..
Apologies for my cynicism, but the good news on much-needed signings, is tinged with a nagging doubt about longer term happiness and stability.
I can genuinely see Hyppia going the same way as the previous two...
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined. So who really is pulling the strings?[/p][/quote]I would say Burke definitely not Hyppia!![/p][/quote]It just feels like Hyppia's involvement is - at best - picking from a pre-determined list? I genuinely hope any new player is successful, but the list of personnel who've joined or are being linked, does suggest the club's claims that Hyppia is the main man on transfers, is not entirely accurate? If so, I really hope he's happy with his lot.. Apologies for my cynicism, but the good news on much-needed signings, is tinged with a nagging doubt about longer term happiness and stability. I can genuinely see Hyppia going the same way as the previous two... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 4

6:55am Sat 2 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

Hope the Argus haven't jumper the gun printing this headline!!
Hope the Argus haven't jumper the gun printing this headline!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 5

6:59am Sat 2 Aug 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Are the Albion and the Argus back on speaking terms? Hope so as this is very good news!

UTA!!
Are the Albion and the Argus back on speaking terms? Hope so as this is very good news! UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 14

7:10am Sat 2 Aug 14

Garden Gull says...

Grendel wrote:
Sounds like there is some substance to all this. Very good news.
I agree. Adding quality and depth to the squad and all of a good age if we are paying fees for all three. My feeling is that TB being the wily financial fox he is sees little need to get players in too early and pay unnecessary extra wages over July. By delaying the signings of these 3 players plus Stockdale for 5 or so weeks in terms of wages and other costs such as NI we may have saved the best part of £250k as long as their transfer fees have not increased. Bit of a gamble but that's how TB rolls and as it is just pre-season you can understand the logic in these days of financial fair play and balancing the books.
[quote][p][bold]Grendel[/bold] wrote: Sounds like there is some substance to all this. Very good news.[/p][/quote]I agree. Adding quality and depth to the squad and all of a good age if we are paying fees for all three. My feeling is that TB being the wily financial fox he is sees little need to get players in too early and pay unnecessary extra wages over July. By delaying the signings of these 3 players plus Stockdale for 5 or so weeks in terms of wages and other costs such as NI we may have saved the best part of £250k as long as their transfer fees have not increased. Bit of a gamble but that's how TB rolls and as it is just pre-season you can understand the logic in these days of financial fair play and balancing the books. Garden Gull
  • Score: 8

7:31am Sat 2 Aug 14

MrHove says...

Football has changed these days, its rare that a manager is heavily involved with transfers. Now days, they are handed a list of potential targets and they pick who they would like, i understand there is scope for the manager to add their own targets to that list.

This is something that we all need to accept and move on from criticising people within the club.

It has been frustrating over the last 2 months, however I would rather we take our time and get the right players in then panic buy and end up with average players.
Football has changed these days, its rare that a manager is heavily involved with transfers. Now days, they are handed a list of potential targets and they pick who they would like, i understand there is scope for the manager to add their own targets to that list. This is something that we all need to accept and move on from criticising people within the club. It has been frustrating over the last 2 months, however I would rather we take our time and get the right players in then panic buy and end up with average players. MrHove
  • Score: 29

7:44am Sat 2 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

None of these players are of the quality required to reach the premier league. Anyone worth signing has been snapped up by now. The Ulloa money was a golden opportunity to sign some real quality but instead we're going for a bunch of nobodies.
None of these players are of the quality required to reach the premier league. Anyone worth signing has been snapped up by now. The Ulloa money was a golden opportunity to sign some real quality but instead we're going for a bunch of nobodies. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -71

7:57am Sat 2 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

Alfie T...WAKE UP PAL... there might be some good news! 😴😴😴
Alfie T...WAKE UP PAL... there might be some good news! 😴😴😴 Conelli98
  • Score: 8

8:00am Sat 2 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
None of these players are of the quality required to reach the premier league. Anyone worth signing has been snapped up by now. The Ulloa money was a golden opportunity to sign some real quality but instead we're going for a bunch of nobodies.
Do you actually no anything about football or more important anything about the Albion!!
Your clueless Mayfield!!
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: None of these players are of the quality required to reach the premier league. Anyone worth signing has been snapped up by now. The Ulloa money was a golden opportunity to sign some real quality but instead we're going for a bunch of nobodies.[/p][/quote]Do you actually no anything about football or more important anything about the Albion!! Your clueless Mayfield!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 12

8:04am Sat 2 Aug 14

Tonyuk175 says...

Good news and well done to stockdale (if it is his idea) he admitted being a bit rusty. Good signings if they happen. Always liked baldock he is quality and even last year scored in a weak Bristol team like to know who else??? UTA
Good news and well done to stockdale (if it is his idea) he admitted being a bit rusty. Good signings if they happen. Always liked baldock he is quality and even last year scored in a weak Bristol team like to know who else??? UTA Tonyuk175
  • Score: 7

8:07am Sat 2 Aug 14

Youlikemyjugs says...

I remain to be convinced.
Is this the best way to spend the new cash? Don't splash buy on whatever happens to be around this month. Like a kid spending his birthday money on tat.
I remain to be convinced. Is this the best way to spend the new cash? Don't splash buy on whatever happens to be around this month. Like a kid spending his birthday money on tat. Youlikemyjugs
  • Score: -28

8:08am Sat 2 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

MrHove wrote:
Football has changed these days, its rare that a manager is heavily involved with transfers. Now days, they are handed a list of potential targets and they pick who they would like, i understand there is scope for the manager to add their own targets to that list.

This is something that we all need to accept and move on from criticising people within the club.

It has been frustrating over the last 2 months, however I would rather we take our time and get the right players in then panic buy and end up with average players.
Morning MrHove,
If the manager wants to implement a certain style of play, he should be heavily involved in identification but, as you suggest, certainly not the subsequent process. Or, in reality, is he being forced to adapt to suit the players he's given?
My point was merely that these players are clearly not unique, Hyppia choices and the club suggested he was going to be the lynchpin in all this.
These three suggest that's not the case so I hope he's comfortable with it.
[quote][p][bold]MrHove[/bold] wrote: Football has changed these days, its rare that a manager is heavily involved with transfers. Now days, they are handed a list of potential targets and they pick who they would like, i understand there is scope for the manager to add their own targets to that list. This is something that we all need to accept and move on from criticising people within the club. It has been frustrating over the last 2 months, however I would rather we take our time and get the right players in then panic buy and end up with average players.[/p][/quote]Morning MrHove, If the manager wants to implement a certain style of play, he should be heavily involved in identification but, as you suggest, certainly not the subsequent process. Or, in reality, is he being forced to adapt to suit the players he's given? My point was merely that these players are clearly not unique, Hyppia choices and the club suggested he was going to be the lynchpin in all this. These three suggest that's not the case so I hope he's comfortable with it. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 0

8:09am Sat 2 Aug 14

AlfieT says...

Conelli98 wrote:
Alfie T...WAKE UP PAL... there might be some good news! 😴😴😴
Wide awake Conelli, that's the way to start a Saturday morning :-}
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: Alfie T...WAKE UP PAL... there might be some good news! 😴😴😴[/p][/quote]Wide awake Conelli, that's the way to start a Saturday morning :-} AlfieT
  • Score: -6

8:11am Sat 2 Aug 14

Albion fan in London says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined.
So who really is pulling the strings?
I would say Burke definitely not Hyppia!!
It just feels like Hyppia's involvement is - at best - picking from a pre-determined list?
I genuinely hope any new player is successful, but the list of personnel who've joined or are being linked, does suggest the club's claims that Hyppia is the main man on transfers, is not entirely accurate?
If so, I really hope he's happy with his lot..
Apologies for my cynicism, but the good news on much-needed signings, is tinged with a nagging doubt about longer term happiness and stability.
I can genuinely see Hyppia going the same way as the previous two...
It's not a bad list to be fair
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined. So who really is pulling the strings?[/p][/quote]I would say Burke definitely not Hyppia!![/p][/quote]It just feels like Hyppia's involvement is - at best - picking from a pre-determined list? I genuinely hope any new player is successful, but the list of personnel who've joined or are being linked, does suggest the club's claims that Hyppia is the main man on transfers, is not entirely accurate? If so, I really hope he's happy with his lot.. Apologies for my cynicism, but the good news on much-needed signings, is tinged with a nagging doubt about longer term happiness and stability. I can genuinely see Hyppia going the same way as the previous two...[/p][/quote]It's not a bad list to be fair Albion fan in London
  • Score: 9

8:21am Sat 2 Aug 14

spidergull says...

daughter-of-manag wrote:
Justin wrote:
Decent signings the three of them, welcome to Brighton. Let's all be happy today with no moaning from the usual suspects!
Why report this when they haven't signed yet? I would be extremely happy if both Clayton and Baldock signed. The Ward-o-mania that occurs on this site is a bit puzzling to me - but he's an OK player, and would be a welcome addition to the team. The only problem is that this is just speculation.
Ward was player of the season last year in many fan's eyes. A true pro.
[quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Justin[/bold] wrote: Decent signings the three of them, welcome to Brighton. Let's all be happy today with no moaning from the usual suspects![/p][/quote]Why report this when they haven't signed yet? I would be extremely happy if both Clayton and Baldock signed. The Ward-o-mania that occurs on this site is a bit puzzling to me - but he's an OK player, and would be a welcome addition to the team. The only problem is that this is just speculation.[/p][/quote]Ward was player of the season last year in many fan's eyes. A true pro. spidergull
  • Score: 26

8:23am Sat 2 Aug 14

mark by the sea says...

AlfieT wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
Alfie T...WAKE UP PAL... there might be some good news! 😴😴😴
Wide awake Conelli, that's the way to start a Saturday morning :-}
It's not really news though, all three would join a club offering more money, so let's hope we get them, Baldock should have the confidence at 25 and is coming to his prime, is he good enough for top 6 finish?
Clayton is not free scoring, crofts has a similar goal ratio , however he can pass a ball, and has a Horton vibe about him, think he would turn out to be a great signing.
Ward wants 13k a week , wolves wants 100k for him, we need a experienced left back, who is going to crumble and take a hit? Don't think it's going to be ward, my bet would be a free , with a payment once he has played 40 games.
Ideally my want list is Clayton first as I want to see the ball passed forwards, ward for his reliability, Baldock is a gamble in my opinion, lots of pressure on him to provide goals.
[quote][p][bold]AlfieT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: Alfie T...WAKE UP PAL... there might be some good news! 😴😴😴[/p][/quote]Wide awake Conelli, that's the way to start a Saturday morning :-}[/p][/quote]It's not really news though, all three would join a club offering more money, so let's hope we get them, Baldock should have the confidence at 25 and is coming to his prime, is he good enough for top 6 finish? Clayton is not free scoring, crofts has a similar goal ratio , however he can pass a ball, and has a Horton vibe about him, think he would turn out to be a great signing. Ward wants 13k a week , wolves wants 100k for him, we need a experienced left back, who is going to crumble and take a hit? Don't think it's going to be ward, my bet would be a free , with a payment once he has played 40 games. Ideally my want list is Clayton first as I want to see the ball passed forwards, ward for his reliability, Baldock is a gamble in my opinion, lots of pressure on him to provide goals. mark by the sea
  • Score: 8

8:23am Sat 2 Aug 14

farside says...

Burke prepares a list of who may be available and at hat price compared to budget. Hyppia addd names to researched. Names are added and subtracted. Priorities are agreed and deals are pursued.
Same thing happens with players who will be leaving.
The club runs efficiently and the manager is engaged fully in the process.
Not rocket science but beyond our resident conspiracy theorists.
Burke prepares a list of who may be available and at hat price compared to budget. Hyppia addd names to researched. Names are added and subtracted. Priorities are agreed and deals are pursued. Same thing happens with players who will be leaving. The club runs efficiently and the manager is engaged fully in the process. Not rocket science but beyond our resident conspiracy theorists. farside
  • Score: 16

8:26am Sat 2 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Albion fan in London wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined.
So who really is pulling the strings?
I would say Burke definitely not Hyppia!!
It just feels like Hyppia's involvement is - at best - picking from a pre-determined list?
I genuinely hope any new player is successful, but the list of personnel who've joined or are being linked, does suggest the club's claims that Hyppia is the main man on transfers, is not entirely accurate?
If so, I really hope he's happy with his lot..
Apologies for my cynicism, but the good news on much-needed signings, is tinged with a nagging doubt about longer term happiness and stability.
I can genuinely see Hyppia going the same way as the previous two...
It's not a bad list to be fair
Wouldn't disagree.
Ward did a god job last year, Clayton appears to be well regarded and West Ham must've seen something in Baldock to have signed him in the first place. His lack of goals there were perhaps more illustrative of the club than him?
All which must sound a contradiction to my initial post, but it's the principles for the longer term that concern me.
Anyway I've made my point so time to move on.
[quote][p][bold]Albion fan in London[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined. So who really is pulling the strings?[/p][/quote]I would say Burke definitely not Hyppia!![/p][/quote]It just feels like Hyppia's involvement is - at best - picking from a pre-determined list? I genuinely hope any new player is successful, but the list of personnel who've joined or are being linked, does suggest the club's claims that Hyppia is the main man on transfers, is not entirely accurate? If so, I really hope he's happy with his lot.. Apologies for my cynicism, but the good news on much-needed signings, is tinged with a nagging doubt about longer term happiness and stability. I can genuinely see Hyppia going the same way as the previous two...[/p][/quote]It's not a bad list to be fair[/p][/quote]Wouldn't disagree. Ward did a god job last year, Clayton appears to be well regarded and West Ham must've seen something in Baldock to have signed him in the first place. His lack of goals there were perhaps more illustrative of the club than him? All which must sound a contradiction to my initial post, but it's the principles for the longer term that concern me. Anyway I've made my point so time to move on. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: -5

8:28am Sat 2 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

farside wrote:
Burke prepares a list of who may be available and at hat price compared to budget. Hyppia addd names to researched. Names are added and subtracted. Priorities are agreed and deals are pursued.
Same thing happens with players who will be leaving.
The club runs efficiently and the manager is engaged fully in the process.
Not rocket science but beyond our resident conspiracy theorists.
Fine. If it's true....
[quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: Burke prepares a list of who may be available and at hat price compared to budget. Hyppia addd names to researched. Names are added and subtracted. Priorities are agreed and deals are pursued. Same thing happens with players who will be leaving. The club runs efficiently and the manager is engaged fully in the process. Not rocket science but beyond our resident conspiracy theorists.[/p][/quote]Fine. If it's true.... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 3

8:28am Sat 2 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
None of these players are of the quality required to reach the premier league. Anyone worth signing has been snapped up by now. The Ulloa money was a golden opportunity to sign some real quality but instead we're going for a bunch of nobodies.
Do you actually no anything about football or more important anything about the Albion!!
Your clueless Mayfield!!
Yes I 'know' a great deal about football and the English language. I think 'you're' the clueless one.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: None of these players are of the quality required to reach the premier league. Anyone worth signing has been snapped up by now. The Ulloa money was a golden opportunity to sign some real quality but instead we're going for a bunch of nobodies.[/p][/quote]Do you actually no anything about football or more important anything about the Albion!! Your clueless Mayfield!![/p][/quote]Yes I 'know' a great deal about football and the English language. I think 'you're' the clueless one. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -20

8:32am Sat 2 Aug 14

mark by the sea says...

farside wrote:
Burke prepares a list of who may be available and at hat price compared to budget. Hyppia addd names to researched. Names are added and subtracted. Priorities are agreed and deals are pursued.
Same thing happens with players who will be leaving.
The club runs efficiently and the manager is engaged fully in the process.
Not rocket science but beyond our resident conspiracy theorists.
You mean like under OG where he gave Burke a list of 6 players and got obika and lingard with the proviso he started every game!
No wonder he refused to be interviewed ,
Problem with Burke having the final say, is hyypia is playing his style with someone else's choices,
I have a feeling this counter attacking football is not going to happen, why have we not seen the players try to implement that?
[quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: Burke prepares a list of who may be available and at hat price compared to budget. Hyppia addd names to researched. Names are added and subtracted. Priorities are agreed and deals are pursued. Same thing happens with players who will be leaving. The club runs efficiently and the manager is engaged fully in the process. Not rocket science but beyond our resident conspiracy theorists.[/p][/quote]You mean like under OG where he gave Burke a list of 6 players and got obika and lingard with the proviso he started every game! No wonder he refused to be interviewed , Problem with Burke having the final say, is hyypia is playing his style with someone else's choices, I have a feeling this counter attacking football is not going to happen, why have we not seen the players try to implement that? mark by the sea
  • Score: -5

8:35am Sat 2 Aug 14

farside says...

Three good signings and they must be close for the Argus to run it. When was the last time we had a headline of more than one player at a time let alone three? !
Three good signings and they must be close for the Argus to run it. When was the last time we had a headline of more than one player at a time let alone three? ! farside
  • Score: 14

8:41am Sat 2 Aug 14

brighton bluenose says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined.
So who really is pulling the strings?
I would say Burke definitely not Hyppia!!
It just feels like Hyppia's involvement is - at best - picking from a pre-determined list?
I genuinely hope any new player is successful, but the list of personnel who've joined or are being linked, does suggest the club's claims that Hyppia is the main man on transfers, is not entirely accurate?
If so, I really hope he's happy with his lot..
Apologies for my cynicism, but the good news on much-needed signings, is tinged with a nagging doubt about longer term happiness and stability.
I can genuinely see Hyppia going the same way as the previous two...
That is obviously what has been happening for quite a while and as I suggested 18 months ago!!
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined. So who really is pulling the strings?[/p][/quote]I would say Burke definitely not Hyppia!![/p][/quote]It just feels like Hyppia's involvement is - at best - picking from a pre-determined list? I genuinely hope any new player is successful, but the list of personnel who've joined or are being linked, does suggest the club's claims that Hyppia is the main man on transfers, is not entirely accurate? If so, I really hope he's happy with his lot.. Apologies for my cynicism, but the good news on much-needed signings, is tinged with a nagging doubt about longer term happiness and stability. I can genuinely see Hyppia going the same way as the previous two...[/p][/quote]That is obviously what has been happening for quite a while and as I suggested 18 months ago!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: -6

8:42am Sat 2 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

mark by the sea wrote:
farside wrote:
Burke prepares a list of who may be available and at hat price compared to budget. Hyppia addd names to researched. Names are added and subtracted. Priorities are agreed and deals are pursued.
Same thing happens with players who will be leaving.
The club runs efficiently and the manager is engaged fully in the process.
Not rocket science but beyond our resident conspiracy theorists.
You mean like under OG where he gave Burke a list of 6 players and got obika and lingard with the proviso he started every game!
No wonder he refused to be interviewed ,
Problem with Burke having the final say, is hyypia is playing his style with someone else's choices,
I have a feeling this counter attacking football is not going to happen, why have we not seen the players try to implement that?
Yep. Agree.
It feels like Hyppia is drilling round holes and getting square pegs that have been on the shopping list for months..
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: Burke prepares a list of who may be available and at hat price compared to budget. Hyppia addd names to researched. Names are added and subtracted. Priorities are agreed and deals are pursued. Same thing happens with players who will be leaving. The club runs efficiently and the manager is engaged fully in the process. Not rocket science but beyond our resident conspiracy theorists.[/p][/quote]You mean like under OG where he gave Burke a list of 6 players and got obika and lingard with the proviso he started every game! No wonder he refused to be interviewed , Problem with Burke having the final say, is hyypia is playing his style with someone else's choices, I have a feeling this counter attacking football is not going to happen, why have we not seen the players try to implement that?[/p][/quote]Yep. Agree. It feels like Hyppia is drilling round holes and getting square pegs that have been on the shopping list for months.. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: -2

8:49am Sat 2 Aug 14

brighton bluenose says...

Still on a positive note great to see Ward back and whilst the other two have a bit to prove let's hope Sami can bring the best out in them!!
Still on a positive note great to see Ward back and whilst the other two have a bit to prove let's hope Sami can bring the best out in them!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: 6

8:52am Sat 2 Aug 14

Justin says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
MrHove wrote:
Football has changed these days, its rare that a manager is heavily involved with transfers. Now days, they are handed a list of potential targets and they pick who they would like, i understand there is scope for the manager to add their own targets to that list.

This is something that we all need to accept and move on from criticising people within the club.

It has been frustrating over the last 2 months, however I would rather we take our time and get the right players in then panic buy and end up with average players.
Morning MrHove,
If the manager wants to implement a certain style of play, he should be heavily involved in identification but, as you suggest, certainly not the subsequent process. Or, in reality, is he being forced to adapt to suit the players he's given?
My point was merely that these players are clearly not unique, Hyppia choices and the club suggested he was going to be the lynchpin in all this.
These three suggest that's not the case so I hope he's comfortable with it.
The business model where every new manager involves a fire sale of unwanted players and a scramble to get new ones, often paying over the odds for them, is not a great one. Better to seek continuity in manager and players wherever possible. And that means choosing managers that are likely to play in a similar way wherever possible. Evolution not revolution makes good financial sense.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrHove[/bold] wrote: Football has changed these days, its rare that a manager is heavily involved with transfers. Now days, they are handed a list of potential targets and they pick who they would like, i understand there is scope for the manager to add their own targets to that list. This is something that we all need to accept and move on from criticising people within the club. It has been frustrating over the last 2 months, however I would rather we take our time and get the right players in then panic buy and end up with average players.[/p][/quote]Morning MrHove, If the manager wants to implement a certain style of play, he should be heavily involved in identification but, as you suggest, certainly not the subsequent process. Or, in reality, is he being forced to adapt to suit the players he's given? My point was merely that these players are clearly not unique, Hyppia choices and the club suggested he was going to be the lynchpin in all this. These three suggest that's not the case so I hope he's comfortable with it.[/p][/quote]The business model where every new manager involves a fire sale of unwanted players and a scramble to get new ones, often paying over the odds for them, is not a great one. Better to seek continuity in manager and players wherever possible. And that means choosing managers that are likely to play in a similar way wherever possible. Evolution not revolution makes good financial sense. Justin
  • Score: 8

8:56am Sat 2 Aug 14

elljam says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined.
So who really is pulling the strings?
Totally agree
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined. So who really is pulling the strings?[/p][/quote]Totally agree elljam
  • Score: 2

9:06am Sat 2 Aug 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

And yet STILL there is negativity on here... I really thought that this would be the story to unite us. This is good news! Hyppia will not have agreed to the pursuit of these three without extensively watching videos of them to see what they can do. He's not an amateur.
And yet STILL there is negativity on here... I really thought that this would be the story to unite us. This is good news! Hyppia will not have agreed to the pursuit of these three without extensively watching videos of them to see what they can do. He's not an amateur. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 14

9:07am Sat 2 Aug 14

Claude Back says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined.
So who really is pulling the strings?
Good point. Cannot understand why you have thumbs down.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined. So who really is pulling the strings?[/p][/quote]Good point. Cannot understand why you have thumbs down. Claude Back
  • Score: -7

9:07am Sat 2 Aug 14

Claude Back says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined.
So who really is pulling the strings?
Good point. Cannot understand why you have thumbs down.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined. So who really is pulling the strings?[/p][/quote]Good point. Cannot understand why you have thumbs down. Claude Back
  • Score: -6

9:10am Sat 2 Aug 14

daveyboy35 says...

Now we can start looking forward to the season
Now we can start looking forward to the season daveyboy35
  • Score: 7

9:15am Sat 2 Aug 14

mark by the sea says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
And yet STILL there is negativity on here... I really thought that this would be the story to unite us. This is good news! Hyppia will not have agreed to the pursuit of these three without extensively watching videos of them to see what they can do. He's not an amateur.
The three players have been on our radar for 12 months,
We have not signed them yet!
The ward deal was on before OG left! Or are you saying there are no other left backs?
You keep missing the point Arnie,
What your saying is sami can have any players he wants?
As long as they are on Burkes list! Lol
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: And yet STILL there is negativity on here... I really thought that this would be the story to unite us. This is good news! Hyppia will not have agreed to the pursuit of these three without extensively watching videos of them to see what they can do. He's not an amateur.[/p][/quote]The three players have been on our radar for 12 months, We have not signed them yet! The ward deal was on before OG left! Or are you saying there are no other left backs? You keep missing the point Arnie, What your saying is sami can have any players he wants? As long as they are on Burkes list! Lol mark by the sea
  • Score: 6

9:16am Sat 2 Aug 14

Lawro was God says...

It's amazing waking up to read this stuff. For weeks people on here have been clamouring for new signings and now we are on the brink of making quality additions to the squad the glass half empty brigade are out in force. Andy Naylor would not go to print with this story if he was not very confident it was going to happen. Lighten up people! Clayton is class as is Ward. Baldock has shown he can score goals and with our midfield and wide men he will get plenty of service. Great news for me!
It's amazing waking up to read this stuff. For weeks people on here have been clamouring for new signings and now we are on the brink of making quality additions to the squad the glass half empty brigade are out in force. Andy Naylor would not go to print with this story if he was not very confident it was going to happen. Lighten up people! Clayton is class as is Ward. Baldock has shown he can score goals and with our midfield and wide men he will get plenty of service. Great news for me! Lawro was God
  • Score: 16

9:19am Sat 2 Aug 14

brightonup says...

Justin wrote:
Decent signings the three of them, welcome to Brighton. Let's all be happy today with no moaning from the usual suspects!
Tell you what..... let's see if they all sign for us, then let's see how much of the Ulloah money has been spent, then let's see how they perform and where it takes our great club......
before.....
we make absolute (and frankly daft) judgements!
[quote][p][bold]Justin[/bold] wrote: Decent signings the three of them, welcome to Brighton. Let's all be happy today with no moaning from the usual suspects![/p][/quote]Tell you what..... let's see if they all sign for us, then let's see how much of the Ulloah money has been spent, then let's see how they perform and where it takes our great club...... before..... we make absolute (and frankly daft) judgements! brightonup
  • Score: -12

9:21am Sat 2 Aug 14

brightonup says...

brightonup wrote:
Justin wrote:
Decent signings the three of them, welcome to Brighton. Let's all be happy today with no moaning from the usual suspects!
Tell you what..... let's see if they all sign for us, then let's see how much of the Ulloah money has been spent, then let's see how they perform and where it takes our great club......
before.....
we make absolute (and frankly daft) judgements!
Sorry Justin - I didn't mean to your include your quote there - which broadly speaking I agree with!
[quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Justin[/bold] wrote: Decent signings the three of them, welcome to Brighton. Let's all be happy today with no moaning from the usual suspects![/p][/quote]Tell you what..... let's see if they all sign for us, then let's see how much of the Ulloah money has been spent, then let's see how they perform and where it takes our great club...... before..... we make absolute (and frankly daft) judgements![/p][/quote]Sorry Justin - I didn't mean to your include your quote there - which broadly speaking I agree with! brightonup
  • Score: 9

9:25am Sat 2 Aug 14

brightonup says...

PS Surely it is irrelevant whether these players were on the radar before we sold Ulloah? You equally well praise the persistance of the club in recruiting their targets - and possibly (who knows) holding out for the best deal for our club!
PS Surely it is irrelevant whether these players were on the radar before we sold Ulloah? You equally well praise the persistance of the club in recruiting their targets - and possibly (who knows) holding out for the best deal for our club! brightonup
  • Score: 9

9:29am Sat 2 Aug 14

Beale32 says...

Hoping we do get these 3, would still like becchio here, but as someone said before he doesn't want to come here.

also hoping the Argus have got this right because if they haven't, we could be reading even less than before and more recycled stories. Not a criticism, they can only make stories out of what they got.
Hoping we do get these 3, would still like becchio here, but as someone said before he doesn't want to come here. also hoping the Argus have got this right because if they haven't, we could be reading even less than before and more recycled stories. Not a criticism, they can only make stories out of what they got. Beale32
  • Score: 0

9:35am Sat 2 Aug 14

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

elljam wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined.
So who really is pulling the strings?
Totally agree
By an amazing coincidence these three players were top of Hyppia's own list. He must be over the moon...

Let's hope they provide the quality needed. Can't see the DoF surviving beyond this season if they and the earlier signings don't work.
[quote][p][bold]elljam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined. So who really is pulling the strings?[/p][/quote]Totally agree[/p][/quote]By an amazing coincidence these three players were top of Hyppia's own list. He must be over the moon... Let's hope they provide the quality needed. Can't see the DoF surviving beyond this season if they and the earlier signings don't work. Willie, Willie Irvine
  • Score: 3

9:35am Sat 2 Aug 14

Baldseagull says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined.
So who really is pulling the strings?
And all the players that were already here are still here, surely Sammi should have sacked them all to prove who is boss?

Halfwit.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined. So who really is pulling the strings?[/p][/quote]And all the players that were already here are still here, surely Sammi should have sacked them all to prove who is boss? Halfwit. Baldseagull
  • Score: -1

9:35am Sat 2 Aug 14

albionfan33 says...

Claude Back wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined.
So who really is pulling the strings?
Good point. Cannot understand why you have thumbs down.
whos to say that the next couple of signings wont be exclusively hyppias? Ward was in the top 3 for our player of the season of course we would pursue him regardless of the manager. Clayton has proved to be one of the best midfielders in the champs in recent years. of course we would pursue him regardless of who was manager. Baldock was top scorer in league1 in a very average team. Also has champs experiance could be a very good signing im sure sami would of had some say in it. i cant believe the negativity/suspiciou
sness on here. This is deffo a good news day UTA
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined. So who really is pulling the strings?[/p][/quote]Good point. Cannot understand why you have thumbs down.[/p][/quote]whos to say that the next couple of signings wont be exclusively hyppias? Ward was in the top 3 for our player of the season of course we would pursue him regardless of the manager. Clayton has proved to be one of the best midfielders in the champs in recent years. of course we would pursue him regardless of who was manager. Baldock was top scorer in league1 in a very average team. Also has champs experiance could be a very good signing im sure sami would of had some say in it. i cant believe the negativity/suspiciou sness on here. This is deffo a good news day UTA albionfan33
  • Score: 17

9:37am Sat 2 Aug 14

lighteninglee says...

Nice start to the weekend Will be very happy once we see pics of all 3 actually signing there contracts. 7 days till kick off can't wait to be back at the amex...
Nice start to the weekend Will be very happy once we see pics of all 3 actually signing there contracts. 7 days till kick off can't wait to be back at the amex... lighteninglee
  • Score: 8

9:39am Sat 2 Aug 14

Wrapson Family says...

I hope this is true.
Adam Clayton has been very impressive and may be that playmaker that we have been looking for and Stephen Ward is pre-proven at he club.
I hope Sam Baldock finds the net early on.
Fantastic if this happens.
The rumour regarding Jordan Rhodes would be the real icing on the cake and underline our intentions.
I hope this is true. Adam Clayton has been very impressive and may be that playmaker that we have been looking for and Stephen Ward is pre-proven at he club. I hope Sam Baldock finds the net early on. Fantastic if this happens. The rumour regarding Jordan Rhodes would be the real icing on the cake and underline our intentions. Wrapson Family
  • Score: 6

9:41am Sat 2 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
And yet STILL there is negativity on here... I really thought that this would be the story to unite us. This is good news! Hyppia will not have agreed to the pursuit of these three without extensively watching videos of them to see what they can do. He's not an amateur.
Do you expect anything else signing three players is not good enough, I see mbts is having a pop at you as always, it's ok here be sitting in the prawn sandwich stand next week with his mates!!
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: And yet STILL there is negativity on here... I really thought that this would be the story to unite us. This is good news! Hyppia will not have agreed to the pursuit of these three without extensively watching videos of them to see what they can do. He's not an amateur.[/p][/quote]Do you expect anything else signing three players is not good enough, I see mbts is having a pop at you as always, it's ok here be sitting in the prawn sandwich stand next week with his mates!! JeffLomer
  • Score: -12

9:42am Sat 2 Aug 14

Kit Napier's Beard says...

Beale32 wrote:
Hoping we do get these 3, would still like becchio here, but as someone said before he doesn't want to come here.

also hoping the Argus have got this right because if they haven't, we could be reading even less than before and more recycled stories. Not a criticism, they can only make stories out of what they got.
Sorry, still conjecture until they all sign and at the moment it is old news.
[quote][p][bold]Beale32[/bold] wrote: Hoping we do get these 3, would still like becchio here, but as someone said before he doesn't want to come here. also hoping the Argus have got this right because if they haven't, we could be reading even less than before and more recycled stories. Not a criticism, they can only make stories out of what they got.[/p][/quote]Sorry, still conjecture until they all sign and at the moment it is old news. Kit Napier's Beard
  • Score: 6

9:45am Sat 2 Aug 14

Brightony says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
And yet STILL there is negativity on here... I really thought that this would be the story to unite us. This is good news! Hyppia will not have agreed to the pursuit of these three without extensively watching videos of them to see what they can do. He's not an amateur.
As far as I'm concerned if the club has identified targets and managed to secure them within their terms and FFP rules then that is indeed really good news - I have every confidence they will be the best options open to us. Where the negativity comes in is that we have heard nothing from the club to confirm this story and until we do that's all it is - a story.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: And yet STILL there is negativity on here... I really thought that this would be the story to unite us. This is good news! Hyppia will not have agreed to the pursuit of these three without extensively watching videos of them to see what they can do. He's not an amateur.[/p][/quote]As far as I'm concerned if the club has identified targets and managed to secure them within their terms and FFP rules then that is indeed really good news - I have every confidence they will be the best options open to us. Where the negativity comes in is that we have heard nothing from the club to confirm this story and until we do that's all it is - a story. Brightony
  • Score: 5

9:48am Sat 2 Aug 14

Baldseagull says...

mark by the sea wrote:
farside wrote:
Burke prepares a list of who may be available and at hat price compared to budget. Hyppia addd names to researched. Names are added and subtracted. Priorities are agreed and deals are pursued.
Same thing happens with players who will be leaving.
The club runs efficiently and the manager is engaged fully in the process.
Not rocket science but beyond our resident conspiracy theorists.
You mean like under OG where he gave Burke a list of 6 players and got obika and lingard with the proviso he started every game!
No wonder he refused to be interviewed ,
Problem with Burke having the final say, is hyypia is playing his style with someone else's choices,
I have a feeling this counter attacking football is not going to happen, why have we not seen the players try to implement that?
If you could name the 6 that Oscar wanted, that would put it in context for us.
The only reason his targets would not have been brought in would have been the cost, or possibly their fitness.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: Burke prepares a list of who may be available and at hat price compared to budget. Hyppia addd names to researched. Names are added and subtracted. Priorities are agreed and deals are pursued. Same thing happens with players who will be leaving. The club runs efficiently and the manager is engaged fully in the process. Not rocket science but beyond our resident conspiracy theorists.[/p][/quote]You mean like under OG where he gave Burke a list of 6 players and got obika and lingard with the proviso he started every game! No wonder he refused to be interviewed , Problem with Burke having the final say, is hyypia is playing his style with someone else's choices, I have a feeling this counter attacking football is not going to happen, why have we not seen the players try to implement that?[/p][/quote]If you could name the 6 that Oscar wanted, that would put it in context for us. The only reason his targets would not have been brought in would have been the cost, or possibly their fitness. Baldseagull
  • Score: -4

9:49am Sat 2 Aug 14

mark by the sea says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
And yet STILL there is negativity on here... I really thought that this would be the story to unite us. This is good news! Hyppia will not have agreed to the pursuit of these three without extensively watching videos of them to see what they can do. He's not an amateur.
Do you expect anything else signing three players is not good enough, I see mbts is having a pop at you as always, it's ok here be sitting in the prawn sandwich stand next week with his mates!!
Which stand do you have your season ticket in?
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: And yet STILL there is negativity on here... I really thought that this would be the story to unite us. This is good news! Hyppia will not have agreed to the pursuit of these three without extensively watching videos of them to see what they can do. He's not an amateur.[/p][/quote]Do you expect anything else signing three players is not good enough, I see mbts is having a pop at you as always, it's ok here be sitting in the prawn sandwich stand next week with his mates!![/p][/quote]Which stand do you have your season ticket in? mark by the sea
  • Score: -3

9:59am Sat 2 Aug 14

Phillip Smith says...

if there is such an issue with regards to Stephen Wards wages proving a stumbling block to any deal why don't we just sign him on a season long loan, similar to last season? Wolves can then pay a small percentage of his wages. we can then hopefully sign him permanently next season. as much as i hate loan deals this looks like the way forward.
if there is such an issue with regards to Stephen Wards wages proving a stumbling block to any deal why don't we just sign him on a season long loan, similar to last season? Wolves can then pay a small percentage of his wages. we can then hopefully sign him permanently next season. as much as i hate loan deals this looks like the way forward. Phillip Smith
  • Score: -2

10:02am Sat 2 Aug 14

Max Ripple says...

Justin wrote:
Decent signings the three of them, welcome to Brighton. Let's all be happy today with no moaning from the usual suspects!
They're not here yet Justin. They are just "expected" to sign before the season starts. Anything could happen between now and then. But I DO HOPE WE MANAGE TO GET THEM!
UTA.
[quote][p][bold]Justin[/bold] wrote: Decent signings the three of them, welcome to Brighton. Let's all be happy today with no moaning from the usual suspects![/p][/quote]They're not here yet Justin. They are just "expected" to sign before the season starts. Anything could happen between now and then. But I DO HOPE WE MANAGE TO GET THEM! UTA. Max Ripple
  • Score: 7

10:02am Sat 2 Aug 14

keswick says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
None of these players are of the quality required to reach the premier league. Anyone worth signing has been snapped up by now. The Ulloa money was a golden opportunity to sign some real quality but instead we're going for a bunch of nobodies.
Do you actually no anything about football or more important anything about the Albion!!
Your clueless Mayfield!!
The answer to that is no. He/she is from Croydon.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: None of these players are of the quality required to reach the premier league. Anyone worth signing has been snapped up by now. The Ulloa money was a golden opportunity to sign some real quality but instead we're going for a bunch of nobodies.[/p][/quote]Do you actually no anything about football or more important anything about the Albion!! Your clueless Mayfield!![/p][/quote]The answer to that is no. He/she is from Croydon. keswick
  • Score: -6

10:13am Sat 2 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Baldseagull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined.
So who really is pulling the strings?
And all the players that were already here are still here, surely Sammi should have sacked them all to prove who is boss?

Halfwit.
Half wit. You clearly don't know me, but thanks for the compliment.
Those players already here and those arriving are clearly two different scenarios as they at every club. So not even close to being relevant.
I shall refrain from closing my post in a similar fashion to yours.
Kind regards from 'Up north...'
[quote][p][bold]Baldseagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined. So who really is pulling the strings?[/p][/quote]And all the players that were already here are still here, surely Sammi should have sacked them all to prove who is boss? Halfwit.[/p][/quote]Half wit. You clearly don't know me, but thanks for the compliment. Those players already here and those arriving are clearly two different scenarios as they at every club. So not even close to being relevant. I shall refrain from closing my post in a similar fashion to yours. Kind regards from 'Up north...' Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 16

10:17am Sat 2 Aug 14

ringtone says...

elljam wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined.
So who really is pulling the strings?
Totally agree
Well said Staffs.

The kids on here just want to spend the loot but you are picking up on a very serious point.
[quote][p][bold]elljam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined. So who really is pulling the strings?[/p][/quote]Totally agree[/p][/quote]Well said Staffs. The kids on here just want to spend the loot but you are picking up on a very serious point. ringtone
  • Score: 9

10:18am Sat 2 Aug 14

Baldseagull says...

Phillip Smith wrote:
if there is such an issue with regards to Stephen Wards wages proving a stumbling block to any deal why don't we just sign him on a season long loan, similar to last season? Wolves can then pay a small percentage of his wages. we can then hopefully sign him permanently next season. as much as i hate loan deals this looks like the way forward.
Good idea, now you just need to persuade Wolves to subsidise a player by £150,000 for us again, and let him walk for free next season, can't understand why Wolves haven't suggested this themselves.

If we loan him it will be after the transfer window shuts and probably just till Jan when the window opens again.
[quote][p][bold]Phillip Smith[/bold] wrote: if there is such an issue with regards to Stephen Wards wages proving a stumbling block to any deal why don't we just sign him on a season long loan, similar to last season? Wolves can then pay a small percentage of his wages. we can then hopefully sign him permanently next season. as much as i hate loan deals this looks like the way forward.[/p][/quote]Good idea, now you just need to persuade Wolves to subsidise a player by £150,000 for us again, and let him walk for free next season, can't understand why Wolves haven't suggested this themselves. If we loan him it will be after the transfer window shuts and probably just till Jan when the window opens again. Baldseagull
  • Score: -1

10:22am Sat 2 Aug 14

ringtone says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
And yet STILL there is negativity on here... I really thought that this would be the story to unite us. This is good news! Hyppia will not have agreed to the pursuit of these three without extensively watching videos of them to see what they can do. He's not an amateur.
We will never be United

We are the Albion!
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: And yet STILL there is negativity on here... I really thought that this would be the story to unite us. This is good news! Hyppia will not have agreed to the pursuit of these three without extensively watching videos of them to see what they can do. He's not an amateur.[/p][/quote]We will never be United We are the Albion! ringtone
  • Score: 9

10:23am Sat 2 Aug 14

AGT999 says...

Wrapson Family wrote:
I hope this is true.
Adam Clayton has been very impressive and may be that playmaker that we have been looking for and Stephen Ward is pre-proven at he club.
I hope Sam Baldock finds the net early on.
Fantastic if this happens.
The rumour regarding Jordan Rhodes would be the real icing on the cake and underline our intentions.
What rumour re Rhodes?
[quote][p][bold]Wrapson Family[/bold] wrote: I hope this is true. Adam Clayton has been very impressive and may be that playmaker that we have been looking for and Stephen Ward is pre-proven at he club. I hope Sam Baldock finds the net early on. Fantastic if this happens. The rumour regarding Jordan Rhodes would be the real icing on the cake and underline our intentions.[/p][/quote]What rumour re Rhodes? AGT999
  • Score: 4

10:29am Sat 2 Aug 14

Rougvie Legend says...

Garden Gull wrote:
Grendel wrote:
Sounds like there is some substance to all this. Very good news.
I agree. Adding quality and depth to the squad and all of a good age if we are paying fees for all three. My feeling is that TB being the wily financial fox he is sees little need to get players in too early and pay unnecessary extra wages over July. By delaying the signings of these 3 players plus Stockdale for 5 or so weeks in terms of wages and other costs such as NI we may have saved the best part of £250k as long as their transfer fees have not increased. Bit of a gamble but that's how TB rolls and as it is just pre-season you can understand the logic in these days of financial fair play and balancing the books.
Massive gamble if this were the case, it may cost us a few valuable points until the team gels, imagine if we missed out by the odd point that scenario would have cost us millions, still if the three do infact sign it would certainly wet my appetite
[quote][p][bold]Garden Gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Grendel[/bold] wrote: Sounds like there is some substance to all this. Very good news.[/p][/quote]I agree. Adding quality and depth to the squad and all of a good age if we are paying fees for all three. My feeling is that TB being the wily financial fox he is sees little need to get players in too early and pay unnecessary extra wages over July. By delaying the signings of these 3 players plus Stockdale for 5 or so weeks in terms of wages and other costs such as NI we may have saved the best part of £250k as long as their transfer fees have not increased. Bit of a gamble but that's how TB rolls and as it is just pre-season you can understand the logic in these days of financial fair play and balancing the books.[/p][/quote]Massive gamble if this were the case, it may cost us a few valuable points until the team gels, imagine if we missed out by the odd point that scenario would have cost us millions, still if the three do infact sign it would certainly wet my appetite Rougvie Legend
  • Score: 2

10:31am Sat 2 Aug 14

SeagullOverSelsey says...

AGT999 wrote:
Wrapson Family wrote:
I hope this is true.
Adam Clayton has been very impressive and may be that playmaker that we have been looking for and Stephen Ward is pre-proven at he club.
I hope Sam Baldock finds the net early on.
Fantastic if this happens.
The rumour regarding Jordan Rhodes would be the real icing on the cake and underline our intentions.
What rumour re Rhodes?
"Cloud cuckoo land" re Rhodes.We could not afford him even if we were not to sign "the trio" next week.He must be worth £12-15 Mill.
[quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wrapson Family[/bold] wrote: I hope this is true. Adam Clayton has been very impressive and may be that playmaker that we have been looking for and Stephen Ward is pre-proven at he club. I hope Sam Baldock finds the net early on. Fantastic if this happens. The rumour regarding Jordan Rhodes would be the real icing on the cake and underline our intentions.[/p][/quote]What rumour re Rhodes?[/p][/quote]"Cloud cuckoo land" re Rhodes.We could not afford him even if we were not to sign "the trio" next week.He must be worth £12-15 Mill. SeagullOverSelsey
  • Score: 6

10:32am Sat 2 Aug 14

Vulture says...

All rubbish made by captain Birdseye haddock the troll on birth NSC and here. Truth is we are skins and Bloom will be selling club very soon.
All rubbish made by captain Birdseye haddock the troll on birth NSC and here. Truth is we are skins and Bloom will be selling club very soon. Vulture
  • Score: 0

10:40am Sat 2 Aug 14

Baldseagull says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Baldseagull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined.
So who really is pulling the strings?
And all the players that were already here are still here, surely Sammi should have sacked them all to prove who is boss?

Halfwit.
Half wit. You clearly don't know me, but thanks for the compliment.
Those players already here and those arriving are clearly two different scenarios as they at every club. So not even close to being relevant.
I shall refrain from closing my post in a similar fashion to yours.
Kind regards from 'Up north...'
You are right, I don't know you, but I think Halfwit maybe is a compliment to you.

Burke and co have been looking at players within our means that will improve the squad for many months, sometimes years, but Sammi should discard all that and do his own research whilst simultaneously getting to know the existing players and instill the ethos and style of play he wants from them?

We all know how the transfer target and acquisition works at the club, no one person pulls all the strings and Sammi plays his part.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baldseagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined. So who really is pulling the strings?[/p][/quote]And all the players that were already here are still here, surely Sammi should have sacked them all to prove who is boss? Halfwit.[/p][/quote]Half wit. You clearly don't know me, but thanks for the compliment. Those players already here and those arriving are clearly two different scenarios as they at every club. So not even close to being relevant. I shall refrain from closing my post in a similar fashion to yours. Kind regards from 'Up north...'[/p][/quote]You are right, I don't know you, but I think Halfwit maybe is a compliment to you. Burke and co have been looking at players within our means that will improve the squad for many months, sometimes years, but Sammi should discard all that and do his own research whilst simultaneously getting to know the existing players and instill the ethos and style of play he wants from them? We all know how the transfer target and acquisition works at the club, no one person pulls all the strings and Sammi plays his part. Baldseagull
  • Score: 7

10:41am Sat 2 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

AGT999 wrote:
Wrapson Family wrote:
I hope this is true.
Adam Clayton has been very impressive and may be that playmaker that we have been looking for and Stephen Ward is pre-proven at he club.
I hope Sam Baldock finds the net early on.
Fantastic if this happens.
The rumour regarding Jordan Rhodes would be the real icing on the cake and underline our intentions.
What rumour re Rhodes?
Rhodes? Are we signing a player from the little Greek Island...should be cheap!😱
[quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wrapson Family[/bold] wrote: I hope this is true. Adam Clayton has been very impressive and may be that playmaker that we have been looking for and Stephen Ward is pre-proven at he club. I hope Sam Baldock finds the net early on. Fantastic if this happens. The rumour regarding Jordan Rhodes would be the real icing on the cake and underline our intentions.[/p][/quote]What rumour re Rhodes?[/p][/quote]Rhodes? Are we signing a player from the little Greek Island...should be cheap!😱 Conelli98
  • Score: 6

10:42am Sat 2 Aug 14

brightonup says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
None of these players are of the quality required to reach the premier league. Anyone worth signing has been snapped up by now. The Ulloa money was a golden opportunity to sign some real quality but instead we're going for a bunch of nobodies.
Do you actually no anything about football or more important anything about the Albion!!
Your clueless Mayfield!!
IT IS A WIND UP.
PLEASE DON'T GIVE HIM WHAT HE CRAVES!!!!
IT'S WHAT KEEPS THE IDIOT POSTING!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: None of these players are of the quality required to reach the premier league. Anyone worth signing has been snapped up by now. The Ulloa money was a golden opportunity to sign some real quality but instead we're going for a bunch of nobodies.[/p][/quote]Do you actually no anything about football or more important anything about the Albion!! Your clueless Mayfield!![/p][/quote]IT IS A WIND UP. PLEASE DON'T GIVE HIM WHAT HE CRAVES!!!! IT'S WHAT KEEPS THE IDIOT POSTING!!!!!! brightonup
  • Score: 8

10:44am Sat 2 Aug 14

pte says...

Willie, Willie Irvine wrote:
elljam wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined.
So who really is pulling the strings?
Totally agree
By an amazing coincidence these three players were top of Hyppia's own list. He must be over the moon...

Let's hope they provide the quality needed. Can't see the DoF surviving beyond this season if they and the earlier signings don't work.
they were top of hyppia's list 12 months ago when he wasn't even managing BHA!

Same targets as last year even wth a new manager supposedly playing a different style. Maybe they can adapt
[quote][p][bold]Willie, Willie Irvine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elljam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined. So who really is pulling the strings?[/p][/quote]Totally agree[/p][/quote]By an amazing coincidence these three players were top of Hyppia's own list. He must be over the moon... Let's hope they provide the quality needed. Can't see the DoF surviving beyond this season if they and the earlier signings don't work.[/p][/quote]they were top of hyppia's list 12 months ago when he wasn't even managing BHA! Same targets as last year even wth a new manager supposedly playing a different style. Maybe they can adapt pte
  • Score: 2

10:46am Sat 2 Aug 14

albionfan33 says...

AGT999 wrote:
Wrapson Family wrote:
I hope this is true.
Adam Clayton has been very impressive and may be that playmaker that we have been looking for and Stephen Ward is pre-proven at he club.
I hope Sam Baldock finds the net early on.
Fantastic if this happens.
The rumour regarding Jordan Rhodes would be the real icing on the cake and underline our intentions.
What rumour re Rhodes?
i cant see how rhodes would still stay in the champs. And if he did it would be 12-15 mil? well out of our price range im sure
[quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wrapson Family[/bold] wrote: I hope this is true. Adam Clayton has been very impressive and may be that playmaker that we have been looking for and Stephen Ward is pre-proven at he club. I hope Sam Baldock finds the net early on. Fantastic if this happens. The rumour regarding Jordan Rhodes would be the real icing on the cake and underline our intentions.[/p][/quote]What rumour re Rhodes?[/p][/quote]i cant see how rhodes would still stay in the champs. And if he did it would be 12-15 mil? well out of our price range im sure albionfan33
  • Score: 2

10:46am Sat 2 Aug 14

Captain Haddock says...

Garden Gull wrote:
Grendel wrote: Sounds like there is some substance to all this. Very good news.
I agree. Adding quality and depth to the squad and all of a good age if we are paying fees for all three. My feeling is that TB being the wily financial fox he is sees little need to get players in too early and pay unnecessary extra wages over July. By delaying the signings of these 3 players plus Stockdale for 5 or so weeks in terms of wages and other costs such as NI we may have saved the best part of £250k as long as their transfer fees have not increased. Bit of a gamble but that's how TB rolls and as it is just pre-season you can understand the logic in these days of financial fair play and balancing the books.
I bet you are right.
[quote][p][bold]Garden Gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Grendel[/bold] wrote: Sounds like there is some substance to all this. Very good news.[/p][/quote]I agree. Adding quality and depth to the squad and all of a good age if we are paying fees for all three. My feeling is that TB being the wily financial fox he is sees little need to get players in too early and pay unnecessary extra wages over July. By delaying the signings of these 3 players plus Stockdale for 5 or so weeks in terms of wages and other costs such as NI we may have saved the best part of £250k as long as their transfer fees have not increased. Bit of a gamble but that's how TB rolls and as it is just pre-season you can understand the logic in these days of financial fair play and balancing the books.[/p][/quote]I bet you are right. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 0

10:46am Sat 2 Aug 14

tug509 says...

SeagullOverSelsey wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
Wrapson Family wrote:
I hope this is true.
Adam Clayton has been very impressive and may be that playmaker that we have been looking for and Stephen Ward is pre-proven at he club.
I hope Sam Baldock finds the net early on.
Fantastic if this happens.
The rumour regarding Jordan Rhodes would be the real icing on the cake and underline our intentions.
What rumour re Rhodes?
"Cloud cuckoo land" re Rhodes.We could not afford him even if we were not to sign "the trio" next week.He must be worth £12-15 Mill.
He has just committed his long term future to Blackburn ,saying "i will stay here as long as they want me".
[quote][p][bold]SeagullOverSelsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wrapson Family[/bold] wrote: I hope this is true. Adam Clayton has been very impressive and may be that playmaker that we have been looking for and Stephen Ward is pre-proven at he club. I hope Sam Baldock finds the net early on. Fantastic if this happens. The rumour regarding Jordan Rhodes would be the real icing on the cake and underline our intentions.[/p][/quote]What rumour re Rhodes?[/p][/quote]"Cloud cuckoo land" re Rhodes.We could not afford him even if we were not to sign "the trio" next week.He must be worth £12-15 Mill.[/p][/quote]He has just committed his long term future to Blackburn ,saying "i will stay here as long as they want me". tug509
  • Score: 5

10:51am Sat 2 Aug 14

2ndCitySeagull says...

Jesse Lingard listed as loaned out to us from this summer on Man Utd & Brighton Teams' Sky Transfer Centre Team's pages? Gr8 news if it's not a false positive!
Jesse Lingard listed as loaned out to us from this summer on Man Utd & Brighton Teams' Sky Transfer Centre Team's pages? Gr8 news if it's not a false positive! 2ndCitySeagull
  • Score: 6

11:03am Sat 2 Aug 14

Lawro was God says...

2ndCitySeagull wrote:
Jesse Lingard listed as loaned out to us from this summer on Man Utd & Brighton Teams' Sky Transfer Centre Team's pages? Gr8 news if it's not a false positive!
Hmm the same team sheet that shows Monakana loaned to Crawley and Dickenson loaned to Northampton. Might not be up to date but hope you are right.
[quote][p][bold]2ndCitySeagull[/bold] wrote: Jesse Lingard listed as loaned out to us from this summer on Man Utd & Brighton Teams' Sky Transfer Centre Team's pages? Gr8 news if it's not a false positive![/p][/quote]Hmm the same team sheet that shows Monakana loaned to Crawley and Dickenson loaned to Northampton. Might not be up to date but hope you are right. Lawro was God
  • Score: 5

11:03am Sat 2 Aug 14

mark by the sea says...

2ndCitySeagull wrote:
Jesse Lingard listed as loaned out to us from this summer on Man Utd & Brighton Teams' Sky Transfer Centre Team's pages? Gr8 news if it's not a false positive!
Interesting if I he comes, if we sign him and the other three, where is march, ince and KFC going to get a game? I would like march on the bench at least, I wonder if it's taxi for lua lua or Buckley?
[quote][p][bold]2ndCitySeagull[/bold] wrote: Jesse Lingard listed as loaned out to us from this summer on Man Utd & Brighton Teams' Sky Transfer Centre Team's pages? Gr8 news if it's not a false positive![/p][/quote]Interesting if I he comes, if we sign him and the other three, where is march, ince and KFC going to get a game? I would like march on the bench at least, I wonder if it's taxi for lua lua or Buckley? mark by the sea
  • Score: -2

11:04am Sat 2 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Baldseagull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Baldseagull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined.
So who really is pulling the strings?
And all the players that were already here are still here, surely Sammi should have sacked them all to prove who is boss?

Halfwit.
Half wit. You clearly don't know me, but thanks for the compliment.
Those players already here and those arriving are clearly two different scenarios as they at every club. So not even close to being relevant.
I shall refrain from closing my post in a similar fashion to yours.
Kind regards from 'Up north...'
You are right, I don't know you, but I think Halfwit maybe is a compliment to you.

Burke and co have been looking at players within our means that will improve the squad for many months, sometimes years, but Sammi should discard all that and do his own research whilst simultaneously getting to know the existing players and instill the ethos and style of play he wants from them?

We all know how the transfer target and acquisition works at the club, no one person pulls all the strings and Sammi plays his part.
I do so hope you're right, oh wise one...
[quote][p][bold]Baldseagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baldseagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined. So who really is pulling the strings?[/p][/quote]And all the players that were already here are still here, surely Sammi should have sacked them all to prove who is boss? Halfwit.[/p][/quote]Half wit. You clearly don't know me, but thanks for the compliment. Those players already here and those arriving are clearly two different scenarios as they at every club. So not even close to being relevant. I shall refrain from closing my post in a similar fashion to yours. Kind regards from 'Up north...'[/p][/quote]You are right, I don't know you, but I think Halfwit maybe is a compliment to you. Burke and co have been looking at players within our means that will improve the squad for many months, sometimes years, but Sammi should discard all that and do his own research whilst simultaneously getting to know the existing players and instill the ethos and style of play he wants from them? We all know how the transfer target and acquisition works at the club, no one person pulls all the strings and Sammi plays his part.[/p][/quote]I do so hope you're right, oh wise one... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 6

11:08am Sat 2 Aug 14

ringtone says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
Garden Gull wrote:
Grendel wrote: Sounds like there is some substance to all this. Very good news.
I agree. Adding quality and depth to the squad and all of a good age if we are paying fees for all three. My feeling is that TB being the wily financial fox he is sees little need to get players in too early and pay unnecessary extra wages over July. By delaying the signings of these 3 players plus Stockdale for 5 or so weeks in terms of wages and other costs such as NI we may have saved the best part of £250k as long as their transfer fees have not increased. Bit of a gamble but that's how TB rolls and as it is just pre-season you can understand the logic in these days of financial fair play and balancing the books.
I bet you are right.
Save 250 grand or win 120 million, what does the gambler do?
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garden Gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Grendel[/bold] wrote: Sounds like there is some substance to all this. Very good news.[/p][/quote]I agree. Adding quality and depth to the squad and all of a good age if we are paying fees for all three. My feeling is that TB being the wily financial fox he is sees little need to get players in too early and pay unnecessary extra wages over July. By delaying the signings of these 3 players plus Stockdale for 5 or so weeks in terms of wages and other costs such as NI we may have saved the best part of £250k as long as their transfer fees have not increased. Bit of a gamble but that's how TB rolls and as it is just pre-season you can understand the logic in these days of financial fair play and balancing the books.[/p][/quote]I bet you are right.[/p][/quote]Save 250 grand or win 120 million, what does the gambler do? ringtone
  • Score: 4

11:25am Sat 2 Aug 14

impose our game gull says...

Anyone know what stats make The Argus refer too Adam Clayton as ""free scoring Clayton"?
Anyone know what stats make The Argus refer too Adam Clayton as ""free scoring Clayton"? impose our game gull
  • Score: 8

11:31am Sat 2 Aug 14

dave from bexill says...

Conelli98 wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
Wrapson Family wrote:
I hope this is true.
Adam Clayton has been very impressive and may be that playmaker that we have been looking for and Stephen Ward is pre-proven at he club.
I hope Sam Baldock finds the net early on.
Fantastic if this happens.
The rumour regarding Jordan Rhodes would be the real icing on the cake and underline our intentions.
What rumour re Rhodes?
Rhodes? Are we signing a player from the little Greek Island...should be cheap!😱
He's a Collosus!
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wrapson Family[/bold] wrote: I hope this is true. Adam Clayton has been very impressive and may be that playmaker that we have been looking for and Stephen Ward is pre-proven at he club. I hope Sam Baldock finds the net early on. Fantastic if this happens. The rumour regarding Jordan Rhodes would be the real icing on the cake and underline our intentions.[/p][/quote]What rumour re Rhodes?[/p][/quote]Rhodes? Are we signing a player from the little Greek Island...should be cheap!😱[/p][/quote]He's a Collosus! dave from bexill
  • Score: 12

11:39am Sat 2 Aug 14

Jonathan Mouette says...

2ndCitySeagull wrote:
Jesse Lingard listed as loaned out to us from this summer on Man Utd & Brighton Teams' Sky Transfer Centre Team's pages? Gr8 news if it's not a false positive!
Der...! What is gr8 about this news. One assumes that if it were ever to come about the clause that he starts every game would be thrown out the window... If he ever gets as good as his ego is big he may, just may, be a decent player.

Other fish in the sea, genuinely looking to make the breakthrough rather than thinking it is due.

UTA...!
[quote][p][bold]2ndCitySeagull[/bold] wrote: Jesse Lingard listed as loaned out to us from this summer on Man Utd & Brighton Teams' Sky Transfer Centre Team's pages? Gr8 news if it's not a false positive![/p][/quote]Der...! What is gr8 about this news. One assumes that if it were ever to come about the clause that he starts every game would be thrown out the window... If he ever gets as good as his ego is big he may, just may, be a decent player. Other fish in the sea, genuinely looking to make the breakthrough rather than thinking it is due. UTA...! Jonathan Mouette
  • Score: 3

11:39am Sat 2 Aug 14

Liambhataylor19 says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Hope the Argus haven't jumper the gun printing this headline!!
No hyypia said his got players in mind so I'm guessing that these the players. It also said said on sky sports that we are after the same three players we just have to wait and see. Be good if we sign them by Tuesday.you don't want them to sign to late like Friday. Need them to train with us for a few days
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Hope the Argus haven't jumper the gun printing this headline!![/p][/quote]No hyypia said his got players in mind so I'm guessing that these the players. It also said said on sky sports that we are after the same three players we just have to wait and see. Be good if we sign them by Tuesday.you don't want them to sign to late like Friday. Need them to train with us for a few days Liambhataylor19
  • Score: 5

11:43am Sat 2 Aug 14

Captain Haddock says...

Phillip Smith wrote:
if there is such an issue with regards to Stephen Wards wages proving a stumbling block to any deal why don't we just sign him on a season long loan, similar to last season? Wolves can then pay a small percentage of his wages. we can then hopefully sign him permanently next season. as much as i hate loan deals this looks like the way forward.
Because Wolves want him off the books yesterday - if we borrow him for £10k a week as per last season he would cost then a further (unwelcome) £141k (£3k x 47 weeks) plus they'd negate a transfer fee of £100/150k.
[quote][p][bold]Phillip Smith[/bold] wrote: if there is such an issue with regards to Stephen Wards wages proving a stumbling block to any deal why don't we just sign him on a season long loan, similar to last season? Wolves can then pay a small percentage of his wages. we can then hopefully sign him permanently next season. as much as i hate loan deals this looks like the way forward.[/p][/quote]Because Wolves want him off the books yesterday - if we borrow him for £10k a week as per last season he would cost then a further (unwelcome) £141k (£3k x 47 weeks) plus they'd negate a transfer fee of £100/150k. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 0

11:56am Sat 2 Aug 14

Captain Haddock says...

SeagullOverSelsey wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
Wrapson Family wrote: I hope this is true. Adam Clayton has been very impressive and may be that playmaker that we have been looking for and Stephen Ward is pre-proven at he club. I hope Sam Baldock finds the net early on. Fantastic if this happens. The rumour regarding Jordan Rhodes would be the real icing on the cake and underline our intentions.
What rumour re Rhodes?
"Cloud cuckoo land" re Rhodes.We could not afford him even if we were not to sign "the trio" next week.He must be worth £12-15 Mill.
And extended his deal recently (new 4yr contract). Doesn't guarantee he won't move but suggests it rather unlikely.
[quote][p][bold]SeagullOverSelsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wrapson Family[/bold] wrote: I hope this is true. Adam Clayton has been very impressive and may be that playmaker that we have been looking for and Stephen Ward is pre-proven at he club. I hope Sam Baldock finds the net early on. Fantastic if this happens. The rumour regarding Jordan Rhodes would be the real icing on the cake and underline our intentions.[/p][/quote]What rumour re Rhodes?[/p][/quote]"Cloud cuckoo land" re Rhodes.We could not afford him even if we were not to sign "the trio" next week.He must be worth £12-15 Mill.[/p][/quote]And extended his deal recently (new 4yr contract). Doesn't guarantee he won't move but suggests it rather unlikely. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 2

12:00pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Captain Haddock says...

Vulture wrote:
All rubbish made by captain Birdseye haddock the troll on birth NSC and here. Truth is we are skins and Bloom will be selling club very soon.
Haha! Pot calling the kettle black.

Oh and glad you're a fan. Keep reading.
[quote][p][bold]Vulture[/bold] wrote: All rubbish made by captain Birdseye haddock the troll on birth NSC and here. Truth is we are skins and Bloom will be selling club very soon.[/p][/quote]Haha! Pot calling the kettle black. Oh and glad you're a fan. Keep reading. Captain Haddock
  • Score: -4

12:03pm Sat 2 Aug 14

dave from bexill says...

AIS, MBTS, Baldseagull et al, as far as I know, Sami Hyypia played all his English football in the Premiership, before going to the Bundesliga as a player and then coach. I think it's fair to say at this stage that his knowledge of the championship is quite limited, however many DVD's he may have watched since coming to the Albion. As such, surely he'll be relying on David Burke and other members of staff, e.g. Jones and contacts within the English game, to recommend players capable of playing his desired system. How else will we have a team fit to challenge during the coming season, within FFP rules, which, whatever one feelings, is the stated aim of the executive. That said, come January and even more so next summer, I would hope Sami will be able to have more say, within the finical restraints and alongside David Burke (it is my belief that Tony Bloom is happy enough with Burke).
Although I obviously know of him, I don't really know much about Baldock, but both Clayton and Ward are well respected footballers and we know Ward did very well for us, particularly when considering who he was bought into replace. As such, I for one will be very pleased if we can get all three in, whoever spent most time scouting them and doing the negotiating.Still hopeful of getting a replacement for Leo in, although our own experience tell us that this type of player, if any real class, is the most difficult to find and secure. UTA
AIS, MBTS, Baldseagull et al, as far as I know, Sami Hyypia played all his English football in the Premiership, before going to the Bundesliga as a player and then coach. I think it's fair to say at this stage that his knowledge of the championship is quite limited, however many DVD's he may have watched since coming to the Albion. As such, surely he'll be relying on David Burke and other members of staff, e.g. Jones and contacts within the English game, to recommend players capable of playing his desired system. How else will we have a team fit to challenge during the coming season, within FFP rules, which, whatever one feelings, is the stated aim of the executive. That said, come January and even more so next summer, I would hope Sami will be able to have more say, within the finical restraints and alongside David Burke (it is my belief that Tony Bloom is happy enough with Burke). Although I obviously know of him, I don't really know much about Baldock, but both Clayton and Ward are well respected footballers and we know Ward did very well for us, particularly when considering who he was bought into replace. As such, I for one will be very pleased if we can get all three in, whoever spent most time scouting them and doing the negotiating.Still hopeful of getting a replacement for Leo in, although our own experience tell us that this type of player, if any real class, is the most difficult to find and secure. UTA dave from bexill
  • Score: 10

12:05pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Captain Haddock says...

ringtone wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Garden Gull wrote:
Grendel wrote: Sounds like there is some substance to all this. Very good news.
I agree. Adding quality and depth to the squad and all of a good age if we are paying fees for all three. My feeling is that TB being the wily financial fox he is sees little need to get players in too early and pay unnecessary extra wages over July. By delaying the signings of these 3 players plus Stockdale for 5 or so weeks in terms of wages and other costs such as NI we may have saved the best part of £250k as long as their transfer fees have not increased. Bit of a gamble but that's how TB rolls and as it is just pre-season you can understand the logic in these days of financial fair play and balancing the books.
I bet you are right.
Save 250 grand or win 120 million, what does the gambler do?
Why both, of course! ;0)
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garden Gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Grendel[/bold] wrote: Sounds like there is some substance to all this. Very good news.[/p][/quote]I agree. Adding quality and depth to the squad and all of a good age if we are paying fees for all three. My feeling is that TB being the wily financial fox he is sees little need to get players in too early and pay unnecessary extra wages over July. By delaying the signings of these 3 players plus Stockdale for 5 or so weeks in terms of wages and other costs such as NI we may have saved the best part of £250k as long as their transfer fees have not increased. Bit of a gamble but that's how TB rolls and as it is just pre-season you can understand the logic in these days of financial fair play and balancing the books.[/p][/quote]I bet you are right.[/p][/quote]Save 250 grand or win 120 million, what does the gambler do?[/p][/quote]Why both, of course! ;0) Captain Haddock
  • Score: 0

12:13pm Sat 2 Aug 14

GosportGull says...

What happened to Hypias Finnish signings ? Not on Mr Burkes list then ? Saying that , happy to see Wardy back here and Clayton does look good ... Lets wait and see ... GG
What happened to Hypias Finnish signings ? Not on Mr Burkes list then ? Saying that , happy to see Wardy back here and Clayton does look good ... Lets wait and see ... GG GosportGull
  • Score: -4

12:17pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Captain Haddock says...

dave from bexill wrote:
AIS, MBTS, Baldseagull et al, as far as I know, Sami Hyypia played all his English football in the Premiership, before going to the Bundesliga as a player and then coach. I think it's fair to say at this stage that his knowledge of the championship is quite limited, however many DVD's he may have watched since coming to the Albion. As such, surely he'll be relying on David Burke and other members of staff, e.g. Jones and contacts within the English game, to recommend players capable of playing his desired system. How else will we have a team fit to challenge during the coming season, within FFP rules, which, whatever one feelings, is the stated aim of the executive. That said, come January and even more so next summer, I would hope Sami will be able to have more say, within the finical restraints and alongside David Burke (it is my belief that Tony Bloom is happy enough with Burke). Although I obviously know of him, I don't really know much about Baldock, but both Clayton and Ward are well respected footballers and we know Ward did very well for us, particularly when considering who he was bought into replace. As such, I for one will be very pleased if we can get all three in, whoever spent most time scouting them and doing the negotiating.Still hopeful of getting a replacement for Leo in, although our own experience tell us that this type of player, if any real class, is the most difficult to find and secure. UTA
Excellent post.
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: AIS, MBTS, Baldseagull et al, as far as I know, Sami Hyypia played all his English football in the Premiership, before going to the Bundesliga as a player and then coach. I think it's fair to say at this stage that his knowledge of the championship is quite limited, however many DVD's he may have watched since coming to the Albion. As such, surely he'll be relying on David Burke and other members of staff, e.g. Jones and contacts within the English game, to recommend players capable of playing his desired system. How else will we have a team fit to challenge during the coming season, within FFP rules, which, whatever one feelings, is the stated aim of the executive. That said, come January and even more so next summer, I would hope Sami will be able to have more say, within the finical restraints and alongside David Burke (it is my belief that Tony Bloom is happy enough with Burke). Although I obviously know of him, I don't really know much about Baldock, but both Clayton and Ward are well respected footballers and we know Ward did very well for us, particularly when considering who he was bought into replace. As such, I for one will be very pleased if we can get all three in, whoever spent most time scouting them and doing the negotiating.Still hopeful of getting a replacement for Leo in, although our own experience tell us that this type of player, if any real class, is the most difficult to find and secure. UTA[/p][/quote]Excellent post. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 6

12:28pm Sat 2 Aug 14

impose our game gull says...

impose our game gull wrote:
Anyone know what stats make The Argus refer too Adam Clayton as ""free scoring Clayton"?
I'll assume no one knows then ....
[quote][p][bold]impose our game gull[/bold] wrote: Anyone know what stats make The Argus refer too Adam Clayton as ""free scoring Clayton"?[/p][/quote]I'll assume no one knows then .... impose our game gull
  • Score: 5

12:33pm Sat 2 Aug 14

mark by the sea says...

impose our game gull wrote:
impose our game gull wrote:
Anyone know what stats make The Argus refer too Adam Clayton as ""free scoring Clayton"?
I'll assume no one knows then ....
Not sure, I prefer creative midfielder ,
My worry is boro are having a real go in the market, I hope that deal is not scuppered.
[quote][p][bold]impose our game gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]impose our game gull[/bold] wrote: Anyone know what stats make The Argus refer too Adam Clayton as ""free scoring Clayton"?[/p][/quote]I'll assume no one knows then ....[/p][/quote]Not sure, I prefer creative midfielder , My worry is boro are having a real go in the market, I hope that deal is not scuppered. mark by the sea
  • Score: 4

12:43pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
And yet STILL there is negativity on here... I really thought that this would be the story to unite us. This is good news! Hyppia will not have agreed to the pursuit of these three without extensively watching videos of them to see what they can do. He's not an amateur.
The three players have been on our radar for 12 months,
We have not signed them yet!
The ward deal was on before OG left! Or are you saying there are no other left backs?
You keep missing the point Arnie,
What your saying is sami can have any players he wants?
As long as they are on Burkes list! Lol
No, Mark, you keep on missing my point - presumably deliberately . Please try to actually READ what I have said before you auto-click on reply to disagree. It is all very tiresome having to explain things to you time and again.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: And yet STILL there is negativity on here... I really thought that this would be the story to unite us. This is good news! Hyppia will not have agreed to the pursuit of these three without extensively watching videos of them to see what they can do. He's not an amateur.[/p][/quote]The three players have been on our radar for 12 months, We have not signed them yet! The ward deal was on before OG left! Or are you saying there are no other left backs? You keep missing the point Arnie, What your saying is sami can have any players he wants? As long as they are on Burkes list! Lol[/p][/quote]No, Mark, you keep on missing my point - presumably deliberately . Please try to actually READ what I have said before you auto-click on reply to disagree. It is all very tiresome having to explain things to you time and again. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 0

12:51pm Sat 2 Aug 14

albionfan33 says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
And yet STILL there is negativity on here... I really thought that this would be the story to unite us. This is good news! Hyppia will not have agreed to the pursuit of these three without extensively watching videos of them to see what they can do. He's not an amateur.
The three players have been on our radar for 12 months,
We have not signed them yet!
The ward deal was on before OG left! Or are you saying there are no other left backs?
You keep missing the point Arnie,
What your saying is sami can have any players he wants?
As long as they are on Burkes list! Lol
No, Mark, you keep on missing my point - presumably deliberately . Please try to actually READ what I have said before you auto-click on reply to disagree. It is all very tiresome having to explain things to you time and again.
can you two just have sex and then move on with your lives???????
[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: And yet STILL there is negativity on here... I really thought that this would be the story to unite us. This is good news! Hyppia will not have agreed to the pursuit of these three without extensively watching videos of them to see what they can do. He's not an amateur.[/p][/quote]The three players have been on our radar for 12 months, We have not signed them yet! The ward deal was on before OG left! Or are you saying there are no other left backs? You keep missing the point Arnie, What your saying is sami can have any players he wants? As long as they are on Burkes list! Lol[/p][/quote]No, Mark, you keep on missing my point - presumably deliberately . Please try to actually READ what I have said before you auto-click on reply to disagree. It is all very tiresome having to explain things to you time and again.[/p][/quote]can you two just have sex and then move on with your lives??????? albionfan33
  • Score: 4

12:52pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

albionfan33 wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
And yet STILL there is negativity on here... I really thought that this would be the story to unite us. This is good news! Hyppia will not have agreed to the pursuit of these three without extensively watching videos of them to see what they can do. He's not an amateur.
The three players have been on our radar for 12 months,
We have not signed them yet!
The ward deal was on before OG left! Or are you saying there are no other left backs?
You keep missing the point Arnie,
What your saying is sami can have any players he wants?
As long as they are on Burkes list! Lol
No, Mark, you keep on missing my point - presumably deliberately . Please try to actually READ what I have said before you auto-click on reply to disagree. It is all very tiresome having to explain things to you time and again.
can you two just have sex and then move on with your lives???????
It's a good idea, but we wouldn't even be able to agree on location.
[quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/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: And yet STILL there is negativity on here... I really thought that this would be the story to unite us. This is good news! Hyppia will not have agreed to the pursuit of these three without extensively watching videos of them to see what they can do. He's not an amateur.[/p][/quote]The three players have been on our radar for 12 months, We have not signed them yet! The ward deal was on before OG left! Or are you saying there are no other left backs? You keep missing the point Arnie, What your saying is sami can have any players he wants? As long as they are on Burkes list! Lol[/p][/quote]No, Mark, you keep on missing my point - presumably deliberately . Please try to actually READ what I have said before you auto-click on reply to disagree. It is all very tiresome having to explain things to you time and again.[/p][/quote]can you two just have sex and then move on with your lives???????[/p][/quote]It's a good idea, but we wouldn't even be able to agree on location. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 4

1:06pm Sat 2 Aug 14

gilbertthecat says...

The key point here is that the system we play will not dramatically change from last year to this. SH wants to attack more and signings (hopefully) like Clayton will be part of making that happen. We will only know if it's working after a number of games against Championship opposition, so we need to give this a bit of time. Don't forget it's all based on a sound defence first of all. So the basis of the game being very similar and SH coming in for continuity, not to be a new broom and change everything, means that players that were on the radar pre SH will still be worth looking at now. I don't really understand why so many people are surprised by this and continue to refer to our targets as DBs choices. They're not his choices. They're the choices of the club to fit in to a style of play that is evolving and for which TB has appointed SH to manage. I won't overly question the methods of the man who, in essence, built the Amex stadium and brought the club from Withdean to Falmer when this is the best period we've had in over 30 years!

Roll on the 9th!
The key point here is that the system we play will not dramatically change from last year to this. SH wants to attack more and signings (hopefully) like Clayton will be part of making that happen. We will only know if it's working after a number of games against Championship opposition, so we need to give this a bit of time. Don't forget it's all based on a sound defence first of all. So the basis of the game being very similar and SH coming in for continuity, not to be a new broom and change everything, means that players that were on the radar pre SH will still be worth looking at now. I don't really understand why so many people are surprised by this and continue to refer to our targets as DBs choices. They're not his choices. They're the choices of the club to fit in to a style of play that is evolving and for which TB has appointed SH to manage. I won't overly question the methods of the man who, in essence, built the Amex stadium and brought the club from Withdean to Falmer when this is the best period we've had in over 30 years! Roll on the 9th! gilbertthecat
  • Score: 5

1:13pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Claude Back says...

dave from bexill wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
Wrapson Family wrote:
I hope this is true.
Adam Clayton has been very impressive and may be that playmaker that we have been looking for and Stephen Ward is pre-proven at he club.
I hope Sam Baldock finds the net early on.
Fantastic if this happens.
The rumour regarding Jordan Rhodes would be the real icing on the cake and underline our intentions.
What rumour re Rhodes?
Rhodes? Are we signing a player from the little Greek Island...should be cheap!😱
He's a Collosus!
Nice. ;-)
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wrapson Family[/bold] wrote: I hope this is true. Adam Clayton has been very impressive and may be that playmaker that we have been looking for and Stephen Ward is pre-proven at he club. I hope Sam Baldock finds the net early on. Fantastic if this happens. The rumour regarding Jordan Rhodes would be the real icing on the cake and underline our intentions.[/p][/quote]What rumour re Rhodes?[/p][/quote]Rhodes? Are we signing a player from the little Greek Island...should be cheap!😱[/p][/quote]He's a Collosus![/p][/quote]Nice. ;-) Claude Back
  • Score: 7

1:19pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Claude Back says...

GosportGull wrote:
What happened to Hypias Finnish signings ? Not on Mr Burkes list then ? Saying that , happy to see Wardy back here and Clayton does look good ... Lets wait and see ... GG
I think the article implies that it's not the Finnish of the signings....i.e. more to come. ;-)
[quote][p][bold]GosportGull[/bold] wrote: What happened to Hypias Finnish signings ? Not on Mr Burkes list then ? Saying that , happy to see Wardy back here and Clayton does look good ... Lets wait and see ... GG[/p][/quote]I think the article implies that it's not the Finnish of the signings....i.e. more to come. ;-) Claude Back
  • Score: 8

1:19pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Chi Gull says...

MBTS - I often respect your views and even agree with them sometimes, but you do seem to be on a bit of a downer at the moment. You moan about the need for signings, and then when some prospective signings are reported you worry about whether JFC or March will get a game !!

If these signings come off they will be very good additions to the squad. Baldock actually scored 5 goals in his first 6 games for West Ham in the Championship and then got injured. As a small forward i doubt he fitted into Big Sam's system and couldn't get back into the side regularly after that. He has a better scoring record than most. Adam Clayton scored 7 goals from midfield last season - more than any BHA midfielder managed last year. Ward we know about.

Continuity and progress is what we want. It was never going to be a totally smooth transition from League 1 and Withdean to where we are now. Frankly I am not too bothered about how we acquire players as long as they are a good fit for the club. Why should a new manager completely change the players we are targeting?
MBTS - I often respect your views and even agree with them sometimes, but you do seem to be on a bit of a downer at the moment. You moan about the need for signings, and then when some prospective signings are reported you worry about whether JFC or March will get a game !! If these signings come off they will be very good additions to the squad. Baldock actually scored 5 goals in his first 6 games for West Ham in the Championship and then got injured. As a small forward i doubt he fitted into Big Sam's system and couldn't get back into the side regularly after that. He has a better scoring record than most. Adam Clayton scored 7 goals from midfield last season - more than any BHA midfielder managed last year. Ward we know about. Continuity and progress is what we want. It was never going to be a totally smooth transition from League 1 and Withdean to where we are now. Frankly I am not too bothered about how we acquire players as long as they are a good fit for the club. Why should a new manager completely change the players we are targeting? Chi Gull
  • Score: 17

1:31pm Sat 2 Aug 14

tug509 says...

I have waited and read 90+ posts before planting my foot in my mouth !
but IF we had signed these 3 very good acquisitions ,it would say that ,but it doesn`t it says "expected to sign " I have to agree with MBTS ,M,boro are buying up players for fun ,and as usual we have 9 teams on para payments with money on their hip . So either they HAVE already signed and are going to be announced on the 5th (fans forum) or we are in a very dangerous position where we could be gazumped for any or all ,one last point ,the former would surely rely on 3 clubs keeping stum so as to make this possible !. But I want this to be true ,and if so a massive congratulations to ALL concerned . UTA
I have waited and read 90+ posts before planting my foot in my mouth ! but IF we had signed these 3 very good acquisitions ,it would say that ,but it doesn`t it says "expected to sign " I have to agree with MBTS ,M,boro are buying up players for fun ,and as usual we have 9 teams on para payments with money on their hip . So either they HAVE already signed and are going to be announced on the 5th (fans forum) or we are in a very dangerous position where we could be gazumped for any or all ,one last point ,the former would surely rely on 3 clubs keeping stum so as to make this possible !. But I want this to be true ,and if so a massive congratulations to ALL concerned . UTA tug509
  • Score: 6

1:33pm Sat 2 Aug 14

tug509 says...

Claude Back wrote:
GosportGull wrote:
What happened to Hypias Finnish signings ? Not on Mr Burkes list then ? Saying that , happy to see Wardy back here and Clayton does look good ... Lets wait and see ... GG
I think the article implies that it's not the Finnish of the signings....i.e. more to come. ;-)
Now you and Dave are just showing off :0)
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GosportGull[/bold] wrote: What happened to Hypias Finnish signings ? Not on Mr Burkes list then ? Saying that , happy to see Wardy back here and Clayton does look good ... Lets wait and see ... GG[/p][/quote]I think the article implies that it's not the Finnish of the signings....i.e. more to come. ;-)[/p][/quote]Now you and Dave are just showing off :0) tug509
  • Score: 2

1:33pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Posted yesterday that as it's 1/8 expect some signings pretty soon.
It's a financial decision. Why pay players for 2 or 3 months when we can get them in August. It's risky but that's what TB does.
Hope it comes off. UTA
Posted yesterday that as it's 1/8 expect some signings pretty soon. It's a financial decision. Why pay players for 2 or 3 months when we can get them in August. It's risky but that's what TB does. Hope it comes off. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 3

1:39pm Sat 2 Aug 14

mark by the sea says...

Chi Gull wrote:
MBTS - I often respect your views and even agree with them sometimes, but you do seem to be on a bit of a downer at the moment. You moan about the need for signings, and then when some prospective signings are reported you worry about whether JFC or March will get a game !!

If these signings come off they will be very good additions to the squad. Baldock actually scored 5 goals in his first 6 games for West Ham in the Championship and then got injured. As a small forward i doubt he fitted into Big Sam's system and couldn't get back into the side regularly after that. He has a better scoring record than most. Adam Clayton scored 7 goals from midfield last season - more than any BHA midfielder managed last year. Ward we know about.

Continuity and progress is what we want. It was never going to be a totally smooth transition from League 1 and Withdean to where we are now. Frankly I am not too bothered about how we acquire players as long as they are a good fit for the club. Why should a new manager completely change the players we are targeting?
While it's important the side improves, the young lads need to develope, they won't do that by hoping someone gets injured, the youth system is our real future, we need to ensure we nurture our talents , if that means they go out on loan!
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: MBTS - I often respect your views and even agree with them sometimes, but you do seem to be on a bit of a downer at the moment. You moan about the need for signings, and then when some prospective signings are reported you worry about whether JFC or March will get a game !! If these signings come off they will be very good additions to the squad. Baldock actually scored 5 goals in his first 6 games for West Ham in the Championship and then got injured. As a small forward i doubt he fitted into Big Sam's system and couldn't get back into the side regularly after that. He has a better scoring record than most. Adam Clayton scored 7 goals from midfield last season - more than any BHA midfielder managed last year. Ward we know about. Continuity and progress is what we want. It was never going to be a totally smooth transition from League 1 and Withdean to where we are now. Frankly I am not too bothered about how we acquire players as long as they are a good fit for the club. Why should a new manager completely change the players we are targeting?[/p][/quote]While it's important the side improves, the young lads need to develope, they won't do that by hoping someone gets injured, the youth system is our real future, we need to ensure we nurture our talents , if that means they go out on loan! mark by the sea
  • Score: 4

2:27pm Sat 2 Aug 14

ringtone says...

Threegulls, Threegulls, Threegulls
Threegulls, Threegulls, Threegulls ringtone
  • Score: 3

2:39pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Withdean-er says...

This would be a big boost. I remember Clayton at Leeds who I thought stood out as quality player, but who was then sold on by a Leeds regime that seemed hellbent on selling their best players. That would leave just quality strikers and a creative CMer ('no.10') positions to be solved with further recruiting. CMS wil never make it as a top Championship striker in my opinion, but we all agree he has a great attitude, can shuttle run for Scotland in closing defenders down and is great at signing autographs with a smile.
This would be a big boost. I remember Clayton at Leeds who I thought stood out as quality player, but who was then sold on by a Leeds regime that seemed hellbent on selling their best players. That would leave just quality strikers and a creative CMer ('no.10') positions to be solved with further recruiting. CMS wil never make it as a top Championship striker in my opinion, but we all agree he has a great attitude, can shuttle run for Scotland in closing defenders down and is great at signing autographs with a smile. Withdean-er
  • Score: -5

2:42pm Sat 2 Aug 14

2ndCitySeagull says...

Jonathan Mouette wrote:
2ndCitySeagull wrote:
Jesse Lingard listed as loaned out to us from this summer on Man Utd & Brighton Teams' Sky Transfer Centre Team's pages? Gr8 news if it's not a false positive!
Der...! What is gr8 about this news. One assumes that if it were ever to come about the clause that he starts every game would be thrown out the window... If he ever gets as good as his ego is big he may, just may, be a decent player.

Other fish in the sea, genuinely looking to make the breakthrough rather than thinking it is due.

UTA...!
Man U really need to relax! This player is talented enough to start any Championship game in my opinion. Genuinely hope he's starting them with us too. As for his ego, comes with the territory, contrary to yours which has long since passed anyone wishing to massage it, which is probably why you are so uptight.
[quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2ndCitySeagull[/bold] wrote: Jesse Lingard listed as loaned out to us from this summer on Man Utd & Brighton Teams' Sky Transfer Centre Team's pages? Gr8 news if it's not a false positive![/p][/quote]Der...! What is gr8 about this news. One assumes that if it were ever to come about the clause that he starts every game would be thrown out the window... If he ever gets as good as his ego is big he may, just may, be a decent player. Other fish in the sea, genuinely looking to make the breakthrough rather than thinking it is due. UTA...![/p][/quote]Man U really need to relax! This player is talented enough to start any Championship game in my opinion. Genuinely hope he's starting them with us too. As for his ego, comes with the territory, contrary to yours which has long since passed anyone wishing to massage it, which is probably why you are so uptight. 2ndCitySeagull
  • Score: -1

2:44pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

Clayton won't be signing any time soon as he's in Huddersfield starting line up today! Next one Argus!
Clayton won't be signing any time soon as he's in Huddersfield starting line up today! Next one Argus! Conelli98
  • Score: -1

2:54pm Sat 2 Aug 14

ringtone says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Posted yesterday that as it's 1/8 expect some signings pretty soon.
It's a financial decision. Why pay players for 2 or 3 months when we can get them in August. It's risky but that's what TB does.
Hope it comes off. UTA
And shows zero knowledge about football.

Not suprised it has its fans on here.
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Posted yesterday that as it's 1/8 expect some signings pretty soon. It's a financial decision. Why pay players for 2 or 3 months when we can get them in August. It's risky but that's what TB does. Hope it comes off. UTA[/p][/quote]And shows zero knowledge about football. Not suprised it has its fans on here. ringtone
  • Score: -1

3:12pm Sat 2 Aug 14

tug509 says...

ringtone wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Posted yesterday that as it's 1/8 expect some signings pretty soon.
It's a financial decision. Why pay players for 2 or 3 months when we can get them in August. It's risky but that's what TB does.
Hope it comes off. UTA
And shows zero knowledge about football.

Not suprised it has its fans on here.
Below zero knowledge ,some might say that is one cool guy ,sub zero if this is true .
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Posted yesterday that as it's 1/8 expect some signings pretty soon. It's a financial decision. Why pay players for 2 or 3 months when we can get them in August. It's risky but that's what TB does. Hope it comes off. UTA[/p][/quote]And shows zero knowledge about football. Not suprised it has its fans on here.[/p][/quote]Below zero knowledge ,some might say that is one cool guy ,sub zero if this is true . tug509
  • Score: -1

3:23pm Sat 2 Aug 14

PressBoxTeaBoy says...

According to sky sports , this is the list of BHA signings ? Did I miss something ?

Summer 2014
COMPLETED INS FROM FEE
Aaron Hughes Queens Park Rangers Free
Jesse Lingard Manchester United Loan
Chris O'Grady Barnsley Undisclosed
David Stockdale Fulham Undisclosed
Nzuki Toko Grasshopper-Clu
b Zurich Free
According to sky sports , this is the list of BHA signings ? Did I miss something ? Summer 2014 COMPLETED INS FROM FEE Aaron Hughes Queens Park Rangers Free Jesse Lingard Manchester United Loan Chris O'Grady Barnsley Undisclosed David Stockdale Fulham Undisclosed Nzuki Toko Grasshopper-Clu b Zurich Free PressBoxTeaBoy
  • Score: 2

3:33pm Sat 2 Aug 14

tug509 says...

PressBoxTeaBoy wrote:
According to sky sports , this is the list of BHA signings ? Did I miss something ?

Summer 2014
COMPLETED INS FROM FEE
Aaron Hughes Queens Park Rangers Free
Jesse Lingard Manchester United Loan
Chris O'Grady Barnsley Undisclosed
David Stockdale Fulham Undisclosed
Nzuki Toko Grasshopper-Clu

b Zurich Free
I think we all did ,but some here think speculation counts as facts today ,but dont point out any real facts ,you`ll get slated .I will do my cartwheels when ink is dry on paper ,or is it so long ago since Lee shafted us at the 11th hour that we trust anyone on anything now !. UTA
[quote][p][bold]PressBoxTeaBoy[/bold] wrote: According to sky sports , this is the list of BHA signings ? Did I miss something ? Summer 2014 COMPLETED INS FROM FEE Aaron Hughes Queens Park Rangers Free Jesse Lingard Manchester United Loan Chris O'Grady Barnsley Undisclosed David Stockdale Fulham Undisclosed Nzuki Toko Grasshopper-Clu b Zurich Free[/p][/quote]I think we all did ,but some here think speculation counts as facts today ,but dont point out any real facts ,you`ll get slated .I will do my cartwheels when ink is dry on paper ,or is it so long ago since Lee shafted us at the 11th hour that we trust anyone on anything now !. UTA tug509
  • Score: 6

3:43pm Sat 2 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

For those that are more concerned whether or not Hyypia made a point of identifying these thre players as targets, one thing he could have done was say NO.

Hyypia is not unlike Garcia when it comes to the market, I am sure Sami knows more about the German market than ours at Champ Div level. The research that Burke and Bloom would have given to Hyypia on a list of possible players would have been extensive, it would have been up to Hyypia to agree or not agree on these three.

As others have said, we know all we need to know about Ward, so why wouldn't Hyypia want him. Ward could easily have been a tartget of Hyypia's choosing having watched last season's match videos, and we know they were supplied to Sami.
Clayton, may or may not have been on the original list of targets offered by Burke and Co, but again, how much research would Sami have to do to recognize a top player.
Baldock certainly looks like someone that was on a list of options given to Sami, and as such an easy one for Hyypia to say, no thanks, we need better, but it appears that he didn't say that.

The only thing that matters is whether or not these three, if they all sign, help improve our squad to a point where we become a force to be reckoned with. I don't think that we are done in the market, even with the addition of Ward the back four still looks a tad thin to me, one more decent CB required, having just three is a gamble.

I would not be surprised to see Lingard arrive on a year long loan deal. I have seen all his match time over here in the last couple of weeks, and there is not a lot to see so far, and well, he looks like the Lingard we saw, and by that I mean he aint no Raheem Sterling. I htink Gaal will want him to go out on loan, maybe to us, or maybe a foreign team.
For those that are more concerned whether or not Hyypia made a point of identifying these thre players as targets, one thing he could have done was say NO. Hyypia is not unlike Garcia when it comes to the market, I am sure Sami knows more about the German market than ours at Champ Div level. The research that Burke and Bloom would have given to Hyypia on a list of possible players would have been extensive, it would have been up to Hyypia to agree or not agree on these three. As others have said, we know all we need to know about Ward, so why wouldn't Hyypia want him. Ward could easily have been a tartget of Hyypia's choosing having watched last season's match videos, and we know they were supplied to Sami. Clayton, may or may not have been on the original list of targets offered by Burke and Co, but again, how much research would Sami have to do to recognize a top player. Baldock certainly looks like someone that was on a list of options given to Sami, and as such an easy one for Hyypia to say, no thanks, we need better, but it appears that he didn't say that. The only thing that matters is whether or not these three, if they all sign, help improve our squad to a point where we become a force to be reckoned with. I don't think that we are done in the market, even with the addition of Ward the back four still looks a tad thin to me, one more decent CB required, having just three is a gamble. I would not be surprised to see Lingard arrive on a year long loan deal. I have seen all his match time over here in the last couple of weeks, and there is not a lot to see so far, and well, he looks like the Lingard we saw, and by that I mean he aint no Raheem Sterling. I htink Gaal will want him to go out on loan, maybe to us, or maybe a foreign team. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

3:49pm Sat 2 Aug 14

nottseagull says...

Dont post often but my take is that as the argus (as we know not in the clubs good books) is giving us this much needed news the club have intentionally given it to them. I suspect the reason being to give us all a lift after the saints game. Also imo all 3 will sign. The club tends to keep things quite until the deal is done so i'm optermist on this one. Anway enough of my theories but do think would be 3 quality signings uta
Dont post often but my take is that as the argus (as we know not in the clubs good books) is giving us this much needed news the club have intentionally given it to them. I suspect the reason being to give us all a lift after the saints game. Also imo all 3 will sign. The club tends to keep things quite until the deal is done so i'm optermist on this one. Anway enough of my theories but do think would be 3 quality signings uta nottseagull
  • Score: 11

3:50pm Sat 2 Aug 14

gordongull says...

We have known all along that Sami is here to coach the team, and any input regarding player recruitment is minimal. That is not to say that Burke's discoveries are bad players. On the contrary, the ''trio expected to sign'' will go a long way towards making us competitive, if they materialise.
Could Sami have come up with better players within budget and in the required timescale? He might feel that the players provided are a compromise, and that he could have signed players more adept at the style of football he wants to introduce.
When Oscar Garcia arrived 13 months ago, he said, ''My obsession is to attack''. Either he wasn't provided with the players to implement that philosophy, or something was lost in the translation from Spanish.
Sami Hyypia arrived here 2 months ago saying that he wants to counter-attack with pace, and that he is not too worried about monopolising possession.
Sami is clearly starting out with good intentions, but how much fast counter-attacking football is seen at the Amex this season will depend on how successfully the players he is given to work with can adapt to his system.
We have known all along that Sami is here to coach the team, and any input regarding player recruitment is minimal. That is not to say that Burke's discoveries are bad players. On the contrary, the ''trio expected to sign'' will go a long way towards making us competitive, if they materialise. Could Sami have come up with better players within budget and in the required timescale? He might feel that the players provided are a compromise, and that he could have signed players more adept at the style of football he wants to introduce. When Oscar Garcia arrived 13 months ago, he said, ''My obsession is to attack''. Either he wasn't provided with the players to implement that philosophy, or something was lost in the translation from Spanish. Sami Hyypia arrived here 2 months ago saying that he wants to counter-attack with pace, and that he is not too worried about monopolising possession. Sami is clearly starting out with good intentions, but how much fast counter-attacking football is seen at the Amex this season will depend on how successfully the players he is given to work with can adapt to his system. gordongull
  • Score: 6

3:55pm Sat 2 Aug 14

OldGull says...

If this isn't proof that some on here complain for complaining sake.

All week they have been bellyaching about wanting signings NOW.
Ward & Clayton have been mentioned continuously.

As soon as the Argus announce the likely signings,
The same people complain that we shouldn't sign them because they are not Sammi's choices?????.
So the logic is we must not sign anyone we were tracking before Sammi's arrival.
As another poster would say.........Cockwomb
les
If this isn't proof that some on here complain for complaining sake. All week they have been bellyaching about wanting signings NOW. Ward & Clayton have been mentioned continuously. As soon as the Argus announce the likely signings, The same people complain that we shouldn't sign them because they are not Sammi's choices?????. So the logic is we must not sign anyone we were tracking before Sammi's arrival. As another poster would say.........Cockwomb les OldGull
  • Score: 7

3:57pm Sat 2 Aug 14

mickygullhove says...

No chance albion will sign these 3 players, They are just rumours to put bums on seats next saturday. Club is scared the turn out is going to be low because of no transfer activity. With Burke holding the purse strings, be lucky if they sign one.
No chance albion will sign these 3 players, They are just rumours to put bums on seats next saturday. Club is scared the turn out is going to be low because of no transfer activity. With Burke holding the purse strings, be lucky if they sign one. mickygullhove
  • Score: -3

4:15pm Sat 2 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

Mark By The Sea, makes a valid point regarding some of the younger talent we have and that saw us thru a tough season of injuries, and will now be looking for match time this season.
If the three expected arrivals do happen it is going to be difficult for the younger lads to get match time. Crofts is back, Stephens will be in a few weeks, and there is still a chance that Lingard could join us.

Forget Lingard for now, just draw up a starting eleven with a back up player for each position, but include the possible new trio and the injured Stephens, and see how that affects the younger players of last season. There is also the quesation of, where does Maksi fit into all this with the possible return of Ward.
Mark By The Sea, makes a valid point regarding some of the younger talent we have and that saw us thru a tough season of injuries, and will now be looking for match time this season. If the three expected arrivals do happen it is going to be difficult for the younger lads to get match time. Crofts is back, Stephens will be in a few weeks, and there is still a chance that Lingard could join us. Forget Lingard for now, just draw up a starting eleven with a back up player for each position, but include the possible new trio and the injured Stephens, and see how that affects the younger players of last season. There is also the quesation of, where does Maksi fit into all this with the possible return of Ward. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -1

4:16pm Sat 2 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

Staffs, Orlandi must off signed for Blackpool, he is playing against Burnley today, according to the reporter at the game he is player off the first half, he also said he can't understand why we let him leave!!
Staffs, Orlandi must off signed for Blackpool, he is playing against Burnley today, according to the reporter at the game he is player off the first half, he also said he can't understand why we let him leave!! JeffLomer
  • Score: -4

4:19pm Sat 2 Aug 14

tug509 says...

mickygullhove wrote:
No chance albion will sign these 3 players, They are just rumours to put bums on seats next saturday. Club is scared the turn out is going to be low because of no transfer activity. With Burke holding the purse strings, be lucky if they sign one.
I will keep banging this drum ,they are not ours ,how some on here can defend the situation as if it were true is unbelievable . Anyone who loves The Albion wants desperately for this to be true as I do ,but it is not a done deal ,and if it is they are playing with your feelings for The Albion by not making it official !. This is something I want to boast about down my local tonight ,but I would never be able to show my face again if it was bs ,as I said earlier ,I will celebrate WHEN it is FACT . UTA
[quote][p][bold]mickygullhove[/bold] wrote: No chance albion will sign these 3 players, They are just rumours to put bums on seats next saturday. Club is scared the turn out is going to be low because of no transfer activity. With Burke holding the purse strings, be lucky if they sign one.[/p][/quote]I will keep banging this drum ,they are not ours ,how some on here can defend the situation as if it were true is unbelievable . Anyone who loves The Albion wants desperately for this to be true as I do ,but it is not a done deal ,and if it is they are playing with your feelings for The Albion by not making it official !. This is something I want to boast about down my local tonight ,but I would never be able to show my face again if it was bs ,as I said earlier ,I will celebrate WHEN it is FACT . UTA tug509
  • Score: 0

4:21pm Sat 2 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

Yes I think it is a gamble to feed the Argus with this type of news UNLESS it is 99% certain they will become BHA players. So lets keep our fingers crossed for the news most of us want to hear this coming week. Surely lightening cannot strike twice--aka Sammy Lee?? Also be interesting to see if either Clayton or Baldock are Ulloas replacements??
Yes I think it is a gamble to feed the Argus with this type of news UNLESS it is 99% certain they will become BHA players. So lets keep our fingers crossed for the news most of us want to hear this coming week. Surely lightening cannot strike twice--aka Sammy Lee?? Also be interesting to see if either Clayton or Baldock are Ulloas replacements?? mikeygit
  • Score: -2

4:21pm Sat 2 Aug 14

ballantrrae says...

MrHove wrote:
Football has changed these days, its rare that a manager is heavily involved with transfers. Now days, they are handed a list of potential targets and they pick who they would like, i understand there is scope for the manager to add their own targets to that list.

This is something that we all need to accept and move on from criticising people within the club.

It has been frustrating over the last 2 months, however I would rather we take our time and get the right players in then panic buy and end up with average players.
Good post MrHove.
I think it might be worth quoting from Paul Barber's comments in Thursday's Albion/Southampton match programme regarding how transfers are being handled and SH's input and effective control over who we try and recruit.
On the subject of transfers Barber started by saying "Transfer Windows are strange beasts. They don't always work on the inside in the way fans, journalists or other observers perceive them to work from the outside".
Barber went on to say "Negotiations can be long and drawn out at the best of times, but in a tournament year, the transfer window can be a much slower burn.....
He continues "We now operate at a different level in the market from times past and we try to conduct our business quietly, professionally and effectively without drawing unnecessary attention to our plans".
"A list of available targets in the areas we wanted to strengthen was initially identified by David Burke and his team". This is an ongoing process conducted apparently throughout the year.
Barber then went on to say that "Subsequently, main targets were agreed between Sami and the Chairman (TB) some time ago. We know the players we want and we know the terms we can offer".
Finally on transfers he writes "Rest assured, we will continue to work through our target list and will do our very best to secure players Sami WANTS as quickly as the deals can be done".
So it is clear from this that it is SH who decides and therefore effectively controls which players we try and sign. Burke does the initial 'sifting' work and then will initiate contact with the relevant parties connected to the target player (club, the player himself and his agent) and will deal with the mechanics of the acquisition process. TB sanctions the funding and actual purchase of the player concerned. This confirmation by Barber that only players that SH positively wants will be added to the squad is both welcome and re-assuring.
I hope we end up signing the 3 players the Argus mentions especially Clayton and Ward.
Onwards and Upwards.
[quote][p][bold]MrHove[/bold] wrote: Football has changed these days, its rare that a manager is heavily involved with transfers. Now days, they are handed a list of potential targets and they pick who they would like, i understand there is scope for the manager to add their own targets to that list. This is something that we all need to accept and move on from criticising people within the club. It has been frustrating over the last 2 months, however I would rather we take our time and get the right players in then panic buy and end up with average players.[/p][/quote]Good post MrHove. I think it might be worth quoting from Paul Barber's comments in Thursday's Albion/Southampton match programme regarding how transfers are being handled and SH's input and effective control over who we try and recruit. On the subject of transfers Barber started by saying "Transfer Windows are strange beasts. They don't always work on the inside in the way fans, journalists or other observers perceive them to work from the outside". Barber went on to say "Negotiations can be long and drawn out at the best of times, but in a tournament year, the transfer window can be a much slower burn..... He continues "We now operate at a different level in the market from times past and we try to conduct our business quietly, professionally and effectively without drawing unnecessary attention to our plans". "A list of available targets in the areas we wanted to strengthen was initially identified by David Burke and his team". This is an ongoing process conducted apparently throughout the year. Barber then went on to say that "Subsequently, main targets were agreed between Sami and the Chairman (TB) some time ago. We know the players we want and we know the terms we can offer". Finally on transfers he writes "Rest assured, we will continue to work through our target list and will do our very best to secure players Sami WANTS as quickly as the deals can be done". So it is clear from this that it is SH who decides and therefore effectively controls which players we try and sign. Burke does the initial 'sifting' work and then will initiate contact with the relevant parties connected to the target player (club, the player himself and his agent) and will deal with the mechanics of the acquisition process. TB sanctions the funding and actual purchase of the player concerned. This confirmation by Barber that only players that SH positively wants will be added to the squad is both welcome and re-assuring. I hope we end up signing the 3 players the Argus mentions especially Clayton and Ward. Onwards and Upwards. ballantrrae
  • Score: 10

4:23pm Sat 2 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

tug509 wrote:
mickygullhove wrote:
No chance albion will sign these 3 players, They are just rumours to put bums on seats next saturday. Club is scared the turn out is going to be low because of no transfer activity. With Burke holding the purse strings, be lucky if they sign one.
I will keep banging this drum ,they are not ours ,how some on here can defend the situation as if it were true is unbelievable . Anyone who loves The Albion wants desperately for this to be true as I do ,but it is not a done deal ,and if it is they are playing with your feelings for The Albion by not making it official !. This is something I want to boast about down my local tonight ,but I would never be able to show my face again if it was bs ,as I said earlier ,I will celebrate WHEN it is FACT . UTA
Hi Tug.
A very recent post on Sky Tansfers page tells of Clayton being close to a deal with Brighton, 1.5M
The article also says that Clayton is a, 'Hyypia target.'
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickygullhove[/bold] wrote: No chance albion will sign these 3 players, They are just rumours to put bums on seats next saturday. Club is scared the turn out is going to be low because of no transfer activity. With Burke holding the purse strings, be lucky if they sign one.[/p][/quote]I will keep banging this drum ,they are not ours ,how some on here can defend the situation as if it were true is unbelievable . Anyone who loves The Albion wants desperately for this to be true as I do ,but it is not a done deal ,and if it is they are playing with your feelings for The Albion by not making it official !. This is something I want to boast about down my local tonight ,but I would never be able to show my face again if it was bs ,as I said earlier ,I will celebrate WHEN it is FACT . UTA[/p][/quote]Hi Tug. A very recent post on Sky Tansfers page tells of Clayton being close to a deal with Brighton, 1.5M The article also says that Clayton is a, 'Hyypia target.' VegasSeagull
  • Score: -2

4:28pm Sat 2 Aug 14

tug509 says...

One last thing ,so many on here say ,we don't announce a signing until it happens ,so whats this ???????. Either this is cruel BS or Andy Naylor is choosing to wind us up !.
One last thing ,so many on here say ,we don't announce a signing until it happens ,so whats this ???????. Either this is cruel BS or Andy Naylor is choosing to wind us up !. tug509
  • Score: -1

4:31pm Sat 2 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

tug509 wrote:
One last thing ,so many on here say ,we don't announce a signing until it happens ,so whats this ???????. Either this is cruel BS or Andy Naylor is choosing to wind us up !.
or these are done deals and the club is engaging in some PR work by releasing details early so as to placate the worrying fans. A done deal can be delayed by very small issues, issues that the club 'know,' can be resolved.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: One last thing ,so many on here say ,we don't announce a signing until it happens ,so whats this ???????. Either this is cruel BS or Andy Naylor is choosing to wind us up !.[/p][/quote]or these are done deals and the club is engaging in some PR work by releasing details early so as to placate the worrying fans. A done deal can be delayed by very small issues, issues that the club 'know,' can be resolved. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -1

4:38pm Sat 2 Aug 14

AGT999 says...

Would Huddersfield be play Clayton if he was that close to signing for Brighton, I doubt it and, as already mentioned, he is shown in their team today.
Would Huddersfield be play Clayton if he was that close to signing for Brighton, I doubt it and, as already mentioned, he is shown in their team today. AGT999
  • Score: 0

4:41pm Sat 2 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

AGT999 wrote:
Would Huddersfield be play Clayton if he was that close to signing for Brighton, I doubt it and, as already mentioned, he is shown in their team today.
Hi Bro.
Ward played 90 minutes, a player that Wolves want gone, Clayton playing doesn't have to mean that he is not on the move.
[quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: Would Huddersfield be play Clayton if he was that close to signing for Brighton, I doubt it and, as already mentioned, he is shown in their team today.[/p][/quote]Hi Bro. Ward played 90 minutes, a player that Wolves want gone, Clayton playing doesn't have to mean that he is not on the move. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

4:47pm Sat 2 Aug 14

gordongull says...

tug509 wrote:
mickygullhove wrote:
No chance albion will sign these 3 players, They are just rumours to put bums on seats next saturday. Club is scared the turn out is going to be low because of no transfer activity. With Burke holding the purse strings, be lucky if they sign one.
I will keep banging this drum ,they are not ours ,how some on here can defend the situation as if it were true is unbelievable . Anyone who loves The Albion wants desperately for this to be true as I do ,but it is not a done deal ,and if it is they are playing with your feelings for The Albion by not making it official !. This is something I want to boast about down my local tonight ,but I would never be able to show my face again if it was bs ,as I said earlier ,I will celebrate WHEN it is FACT . UTA
That's exactly right, Tug.
The quote is:
'Transfer targets Sam Baldock, Adam Clayton and Stephen Ward are all expected to sign for the Seagulls.'
Expected by who?
The IT bloke at the Argus?
Robbie Savage?
60% of those who voted in a random survey?
We know how the Club operates.
Until the ink is dry they can't in any way be viewed as Albion players.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickygullhove[/bold] wrote: No chance albion will sign these 3 players, They are just rumours to put bums on seats next saturday. Club is scared the turn out is going to be low because of no transfer activity. With Burke holding the purse strings, be lucky if they sign one.[/p][/quote]I will keep banging this drum ,they are not ours ,how some on here can defend the situation as if it were true is unbelievable . Anyone who loves The Albion wants desperately for this to be true as I do ,but it is not a done deal ,and if it is they are playing with your feelings for The Albion by not making it official !. This is something I want to boast about down my local tonight ,but I would never be able to show my face again if it was bs ,as I said earlier ,I will celebrate WHEN it is FACT . UTA[/p][/quote]That's exactly right, Tug. The quote is: 'Transfer targets Sam Baldock, Adam Clayton and Stephen Ward are all expected to sign for the Seagulls.' Expected by who? The IT bloke at the Argus? Robbie Savage? 60% of those who voted in a random survey? We know how the Club operates. Until the ink is dry they can't in any way be viewed as Albion players. gordongull
  • Score: 5

5:38pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Lawro was God says...

Look forward to all the humble pie eaters posting next week. Keep the faith boys and girls
Look forward to all the humble pie eaters posting next week. Keep the faith boys and girls Lawro was God
  • Score: 3

5:41pm Sat 2 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

gordongull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
mickygullhove wrote:
No chance albion will sign these 3 players, They are just rumours to put bums on seats next saturday. Club is scared the turn out is going to be low because of no transfer activity. With Burke holding the purse strings, be lucky if they sign one.
I will keep banging this drum ,they are not ours ,how some on here can defend the situation as if it were true is unbelievable . Anyone who loves The Albion wants desperately for this to be true as I do ,but it is not a done deal ,and if it is they are playing with your feelings for The Albion by not making it official !. This is something I want to boast about down my local tonight ,but I would never be able to show my face again if it was bs ,as I said earlier ,I will celebrate WHEN it is FACT . UTA
That's exactly right, Tug.
The quote is:
'Transfer targets Sam Baldock, Adam Clayton and Stephen Ward are all expected to sign for the Seagulls.'
Expected by who?
The IT bloke at the Argus?
Robbie Savage?
60% of those who voted in a random survey?
We know how the Club operates.
Until the ink is dry they can't in any way be viewed as Albion players.
'Expected by who,' well expected by those at the club that are tasked with carrying out the negotiations, that's who.

Do you really think that this is all something that Andy Naylor thought up, given that some think that there are issues between the Argus and those in power at Brighton? A question and answer forum is about to take place, the tone of that forum should change with this article. I see this report as a pre-emptive move by the club, one or all three could be signed before that forum takes place on the 5th.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickygullhove[/bold] wrote: No chance albion will sign these 3 players, They are just rumours to put bums on seats next saturday. Club is scared the turn out is going to be low because of no transfer activity. With Burke holding the purse strings, be lucky if they sign one.[/p][/quote]I will keep banging this drum ,they are not ours ,how some on here can defend the situation as if it were true is unbelievable . Anyone who loves The Albion wants desperately for this to be true as I do ,but it is not a done deal ,and if it is they are playing with your feelings for The Albion by not making it official !. This is something I want to boast about down my local tonight ,but I would never be able to show my face again if it was bs ,as I said earlier ,I will celebrate WHEN it is FACT . UTA[/p][/quote]That's exactly right, Tug. The quote is: 'Transfer targets Sam Baldock, Adam Clayton and Stephen Ward are all expected to sign for the Seagulls.' Expected by who? The IT bloke at the Argus? Robbie Savage? 60% of those who voted in a random survey? We know how the Club operates. Until the ink is dry they can't in any way be viewed as Albion players.[/p][/quote]'Expected by who,' well expected by those at the club that are tasked with carrying out the negotiations, that's who. Do you really think that this is all something that Andy Naylor thought up, given that some think that there are issues between the Argus and those in power at Brighton? A question and answer forum is about to take place, the tone of that forum should change with this article. I see this report as a pre-emptive move by the club, one or all three could be signed before that forum takes place on the 5th. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -4

5:43pm Sat 2 Aug 14

SMF20 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Mark By The Sea, makes a valid point regarding some of the younger talent we have and that saw us thru a tough season of injuries, and will now be looking for match time this season.
If the three expected arrivals do happen it is going to be difficult for the younger lads to get match time. Crofts is back, Stephens will be in a few weeks, and there is still a chance that Lingard could join us.

Forget Lingard for now, just draw up a starting eleven with a back up player for each position, but include the possible new trio and the injured Stephens, and see how that affects the younger players of last season. There is also the quesation of, where does Maksi fit into all this with the possible return of Ward.
Hi Vegas,

The young players did well last season and dug us out of a hole for sure on some occasions.
That doesn't mean though that they've a right to keep the shirt.... Every player should have to fight for their place in the squad and I for one will not be unhappy if JFC or Chicksen amongst others don't get game time this season.

I don't see March or Ince struggling to make the squad this season and the reason is that they are still good enough to command a shirt.
I like JFC and think he has a bright future. That time is not now though.
We all want youth to do well. Some will make it and so e won't.

The last thing going through my mind when we are linked to players is how will the young lads get a game. If they're good enough they will play. If they're not they won't.

Uta
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Mark By The Sea, makes a valid point regarding some of the younger talent we have and that saw us thru a tough season of injuries, and will now be looking for match time this season. If the three expected arrivals do happen it is going to be difficult for the younger lads to get match time. Crofts is back, Stephens will be in a few weeks, and there is still a chance that Lingard could join us. Forget Lingard for now, just draw up a starting eleven with a back up player for each position, but include the possible new trio and the injured Stephens, and see how that affects the younger players of last season. There is also the quesation of, where does Maksi fit into all this with the possible return of Ward.[/p][/quote]Hi Vegas, The young players did well last season and dug us out of a hole for sure on some occasions. That doesn't mean though that they've a right to keep the shirt.... Every player should have to fight for their place in the squad and I for one will not be unhappy if JFC or Chicksen amongst others don't get game time this season. I don't see March or Ince struggling to make the squad this season and the reason is that they are still good enough to command a shirt. I like JFC and think he has a bright future. That time is not now though. We all want youth to do well. Some will make it and so e won't. The last thing going through my mind when we are linked to players is how will the young lads get a game. If they're good enough they will play. If they're not they won't. Uta SMF20
  • Score: 10

5:49pm Sat 2 Aug 14

AGT999 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
Would Huddersfield be play Clayton if he was that close to signing for Brighton, I doubt it and, as already mentioned, he is shown in their team today.
Hi Bro.
Ward played 90 minutes, a player that Wolves want gone, Clayton playing doesn't have to mean that he is not on the move.
Hi Jeff, I appreciate what you say but I think that Ward was just being put in the shop window. According to Sky, Clayton is virtually ours so why take a chance on an injury unless what we are reading is a load of heffer dust?
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: Would Huddersfield be play Clayton if he was that close to signing for Brighton, I doubt it and, as already mentioned, he is shown in their team today.[/p][/quote]Hi Bro. Ward played 90 minutes, a player that Wolves want gone, Clayton playing doesn't have to mean that he is not on the move.[/p][/quote]Hi Jeff, I appreciate what you say but I think that Ward was just being put in the shop window. According to Sky, Clayton is virtually ours so why take a chance on an injury unless what we are reading is a load of heffer dust? AGT999
  • Score: 0

5:50pm Sat 2 Aug 14

gordongull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
gordongull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
mickygullhove wrote:
No chance albion will sign these 3 players, They are just rumours to put bums on seats next saturday. Club is scared the turn out is going to be low because of no transfer activity. With Burke holding the purse strings, be lucky if they sign one.
I will keep banging this drum ,they are not ours ,how some on here can defend the situation as if it were true is unbelievable . Anyone who loves The Albion wants desperately for this to be true as I do ,but it is not a done deal ,and if it is they are playing with your feelings for The Albion by not making it official !. This is something I want to boast about down my local tonight ,but I would never be able to show my face again if it was bs ,as I said earlier ,I will celebrate WHEN it is FACT . UTA
That's exactly right, Tug.
The quote is:
'Transfer targets Sam Baldock, Adam Clayton and Stephen Ward are all expected to sign for the Seagulls.'
Expected by who?
The IT bloke at the Argus?
Robbie Savage?
60% of those who voted in a random survey?
We know how the Club operates.
Until the ink is dry they can't in any way be viewed as Albion players.
'Expected by who,' well expected by those at the club that are tasked with carrying out the negotiations, that's who.

Do you really think that this is all something that Andy Naylor thought up, given that some think that there are issues between the Argus and those in power at Brighton? A question and answer forum is about to take place, the tone of that forum should change with this article. I see this report as a pre-emptive move by the club, one or all three could be signed before that forum takes place on the 5th.
Would you buy a shirt with one of their names on it, Vegas?
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickygullhove[/bold] wrote: No chance albion will sign these 3 players, They are just rumours to put bums on seats next saturday. Club is scared the turn out is going to be low because of no transfer activity. With Burke holding the purse strings, be lucky if they sign one.[/p][/quote]I will keep banging this drum ,they are not ours ,how some on here can defend the situation as if it were true is unbelievable . Anyone who loves The Albion wants desperately for this to be true as I do ,but it is not a done deal ,and if it is they are playing with your feelings for The Albion by not making it official !. This is something I want to boast about down my local tonight ,but I would never be able to show my face again if it was bs ,as I said earlier ,I will celebrate WHEN it is FACT . UTA[/p][/quote]That's exactly right, Tug. The quote is: 'Transfer targets Sam Baldock, Adam Clayton and Stephen Ward are all expected to sign for the Seagulls.' Expected by who? The IT bloke at the Argus? Robbie Savage? 60% of those who voted in a random survey? We know how the Club operates. Until the ink is dry they can't in any way be viewed as Albion players.[/p][/quote]'Expected by who,' well expected by those at the club that are tasked with carrying out the negotiations, that's who. Do you really think that this is all something that Andy Naylor thought up, given that some think that there are issues between the Argus and those in power at Brighton? A question and answer forum is about to take place, the tone of that forum should change with this article. I see this report as a pre-emptive move by the club, one or all three could be signed before that forum takes place on the 5th.[/p][/quote]Would you buy a shirt with one of their names on it, Vegas? gordongull
  • Score: 1

5:52pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

mikeygit wrote:
Yes I think it is a gamble to feed the Argus with this type of news UNLESS it is 99% certain they will become BHA players. So lets keep our fingers crossed for the news most of us want to hear this coming week. Surely lightening cannot strike twice--aka Sammy Lee?? Also be interesting to see if either Clayton or Baldock are Ulloas replacements??
Why would Clayton be Ulloas replacement? I think OGrady is Ulloas, and Baldocks Barnes. still need a centre back unless Sami feels Ince could play that role!
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Yes I think it is a gamble to feed the Argus with this type of news UNLESS it is 99% certain they will become BHA players. So lets keep our fingers crossed for the news most of us want to hear this coming week. Surely lightening cannot strike twice--aka Sammy Lee?? Also be interesting to see if either Clayton or Baldock are Ulloas replacements??[/p][/quote]Why would Clayton be Ulloas replacement? I think OGrady is Ulloas, and Baldocks Barnes. still need a centre back unless Sami feels Ince could play that role! Conelli98
  • Score: 1

5:55pm Sat 2 Aug 14

tez1959 says...

if i was a scout at brighton id be looking at tom pope from port vale 6ft 3in good in the air and scores goals
if i was a scout at brighton id be looking at tom pope from port vale 6ft 3in good in the air and scores goals tez1959
  • Score: 0

6:04pm Sat 2 Aug 14

gordongull says...

Serious question, Vegas. Would you buy a shirt with one of the their names on it, on the strength of the Argus article, and before an official announcement has been made?
Serious question, Vegas. Would you buy a shirt with one of the their names on it, on the strength of the Argus article, and before an official announcement has been made? gordongull
  • Score: 1

6:21pm Sat 2 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

gordongull wrote:
Serious question, Vegas. Would you buy a shirt with one of the their names on it, on the strength of the Argus article, and before an official announcement has been made?
If the point you are trying to make is that a deal isn't done untill it's done, then I agree. The point I was trying to make is that I don't think that this article is based on fantasy or guess work, not with the fans forum coming up in just 3 days from now. I think that the club has leaked this news to the Argus for obvious reasons, and I doubt very much whether they would have done so without being pretty certain that these deals are going thru.

Would Naylor set himself up for the massive barrage that will surely come if this article doesn't have any legs, and if there is any kind of rift between the club and the Argus, an article such as this one would certainly make that rift even wider. I feel confident that this is a news article planted by the club.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: Serious question, Vegas. Would you buy a shirt with one of the their names on it, on the strength of the Argus article, and before an official announcement has been made?[/p][/quote]If the point you are trying to make is that a deal isn't done untill it's done, then I agree. The point I was trying to make is that I don't think that this article is based on fantasy or guess work, not with the fans forum coming up in just 3 days from now. I think that the club has leaked this news to the Argus for obvious reasons, and I doubt very much whether they would have done so without being pretty certain that these deals are going thru. Would Naylor set himself up for the massive barrage that will surely come if this article doesn't have any legs, and if there is any kind of rift between the club and the Argus, an article such as this one would certainly make that rift even wider. I feel confident that this is a news article planted by the club. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 5

6:29pm Sat 2 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

AGT999 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
Would Huddersfield be play Clayton if he was that close to signing for Brighton, I doubt it and, as already mentioned, he is shown in their team today.
Hi Bro.
Ward played 90 minutes, a player that Wolves want gone, Clayton playing doesn't have to mean that he is not on the move.
Hi Jeff, I appreciate what you say but I think that Ward was just being put in the shop window. According to Sky, Clayton is virtually ours so why take a chance on an injury unless what we are reading is a load of heffer dust?
Hi again bro.
Yep I agree re Ward, I posted exactly what you say yesterday.

Clayton, well we might not have wanted him to play, and it does seem a tad odd that he did, but his club might be trying to remind him that if he wants it, he has a future with them. A offer that would see Clayton leave might well have been made, an offer that his club would find hard to refuse and one that the player wants, but that doesn't mean that his club are happy about it.
[quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: Would Huddersfield be play Clayton if he was that close to signing for Brighton, I doubt it and, as already mentioned, he is shown in their team today.[/p][/quote]Hi Bro. Ward played 90 minutes, a player that Wolves want gone, Clayton playing doesn't have to mean that he is not on the move.[/p][/quote]Hi Jeff, I appreciate what you say but I think that Ward was just being put in the shop window. According to Sky, Clayton is virtually ours so why take a chance on an injury unless what we are reading is a load of heffer dust?[/p][/quote]Hi again bro. Yep I agree re Ward, I posted exactly what you say yesterday. Clayton, well we might not have wanted him to play, and it does seem a tad odd that he did, but his club might be trying to remind him that if he wants it, he has a future with them. A offer that would see Clayton leave might well have been made, an offer that his club would find hard to refuse and one that the player wants, but that doesn't mean that his club are happy about it. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

6:34pm Sat 2 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

SMF20 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Mark By The Sea, makes a valid point regarding some of the younger talent we have and that saw us thru a tough season of injuries, and will now be looking for match time this season.
If the three expected arrivals do happen it is going to be difficult for the younger lads to get match time. Crofts is back, Stephens will be in a few weeks, and there is still a chance that Lingard could join us.

Forget Lingard for now, just draw up a starting eleven with a back up player for each position, but include the possible new trio and the injured Stephens, and see how that affects the younger players of last season. There is also the quesation of, where does Maksi fit into all this with the possible return of Ward.
Hi Vegas,

The young players did well last season and dug us out of a hole for sure on some occasions.
That doesn't mean though that they've a right to keep the shirt.... Every player should have to fight for their place in the squad and I for one will not be unhappy if JFC or Chicksen amongst others don't get game time this season.

I don't see March or Ince struggling to make the squad this season and the reason is that they are still good enough to command a shirt.
I like JFC and think he has a bright future. That time is not now though.
We all want youth to do well. Some will make it and so e won't.

The last thing going through my mind when we are linked to players is how will the young lads get a game. If they're good enough they will play. If they're not they won't.

Uta
you are obviously right in what you state in your last paragraph, so following your thinking, we just might see one or two go out on loan. The more they play the better we would hope they get. Maksi looks ripe for selling if Ward returns, don't see much to be gained from sending him out on loan again as Chicksen seems to be ahead of him in the pecking order. .
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Mark By The Sea, makes a valid point regarding some of the younger talent we have and that saw us thru a tough season of injuries, and will now be looking for match time this season. If the three expected arrivals do happen it is going to be difficult for the younger lads to get match time. Crofts is back, Stephens will be in a few weeks, and there is still a chance that Lingard could join us. Forget Lingard for now, just draw up a starting eleven with a back up player for each position, but include the possible new trio and the injured Stephens, and see how that affects the younger players of last season. There is also the quesation of, where does Maksi fit into all this with the possible return of Ward.[/p][/quote]Hi Vegas, The young players did well last season and dug us out of a hole for sure on some occasions. That doesn't mean though that they've a right to keep the shirt.... Every player should have to fight for their place in the squad and I for one will not be unhappy if JFC or Chicksen amongst others don't get game time this season. I don't see March or Ince struggling to make the squad this season and the reason is that they are still good enough to command a shirt. I like JFC and think he has a bright future. That time is not now though. We all want youth to do well. Some will make it and so e won't. The last thing going through my mind when we are linked to players is how will the young lads get a game. If they're good enough they will play. If they're not they won't. Uta[/p][/quote]you are obviously right in what you state in your last paragraph, so following your thinking, we just might see one or two go out on loan. The more they play the better we would hope they get. Maksi looks ripe for selling if Ward returns, don't see much to be gained from sending him out on loan again as Chicksen seems to be ahead of him in the pecking order. . VegasSeagull
  • Score: -1

6:37pm Sat 2 Aug 14

AGT999 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
Would Huddersfield be play Clayton if he was that close to signing for Brighton, I doubt it and, as already mentioned, he is shown in their team today.
Hi Bro.
Ward played 90 minutes, a player that Wolves want gone, Clayton playing doesn't have to mean that he is not on the move.
Hi Jeff, I appreciate what you say but I think that Ward was just being put in the shop window. According to Sky, Clayton is virtually ours so why take a chance on an injury unless what we are reading is a load of heffer dust?
Hi again bro.
Yep I agree re Ward, I posted exactly what you say yesterday.

Clayton, well we might not have wanted him to play, and it does seem a tad odd that he did, but his club might be trying to remind him that if he wants it, he has a future with them. A offer that would see Clayton leave might well have been made, an offer that his club would find hard to refuse and one that the player wants, but that doesn't mean that his club are happy about it.
The next few days should be very interesting one way or another, if this article is a load of nonsense, there are going to be a lot of red faces
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: Would Huddersfield be play Clayton if he was that close to signing for Brighton, I doubt it and, as already mentioned, he is shown in their team today.[/p][/quote]Hi Bro. Ward played 90 minutes, a player that Wolves want gone, Clayton playing doesn't have to mean that he is not on the move.[/p][/quote]Hi Jeff, I appreciate what you say but I think that Ward was just being put in the shop window. According to Sky, Clayton is virtually ours so why take a chance on an injury unless what we are reading is a load of heffer dust?[/p][/quote]Hi again bro. Yep I agree re Ward, I posted exactly what you say yesterday. Clayton, well we might not have wanted him to play, and it does seem a tad odd that he did, but his club might be trying to remind him that if he wants it, he has a future with them. A offer that would see Clayton leave might well have been made, an offer that his club would find hard to refuse and one that the player wants, but that doesn't mean that his club are happy about it.[/p][/quote]The next few days should be very interesting one way or another, if this article is a load of nonsense, there are going to be a lot of red faces AGT999
  • Score: 1

6:45pm Sat 2 Aug 14

don't wanna do it like that says...

tez1959 wrote:
if i was a scout at brighton id be looking at tom pope from port vale 6ft 3in good in the air and scores goals
tez spot on this is one of the few i would say if Albion would go for him,great,quality signing.
[quote][p][bold]tez1959[/bold] wrote: if i was a scout at brighton id be looking at tom pope from port vale 6ft 3in good in the air and scores goals[/p][/quote]tez spot on this is one of the few i would say if Albion would go for him,great,quality signing. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: -1

6:46pm Sat 2 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

AGT999 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
Would Huddersfield be play Clayton if he was that close to signing for Brighton, I doubt it and, as already mentioned, he is shown in their team today.
Hi Bro.
Ward played 90 minutes, a player that Wolves want gone, Clayton playing doesn't have to mean that he is not on the move.
Hi Jeff, I appreciate what you say but I think that Ward was just being put in the shop window. According to Sky, Clayton is virtually ours so why take a chance on an injury unless what we are reading is a load of heffer dust?
Hi again bro.
Yep I agree re Ward, I posted exactly what you say yesterday.

Clayton, well we might not have wanted him to play, and it does seem a tad odd that he did, but his club might be trying to remind him that if he wants it, he has a future with them. A offer that would see Clayton leave might well have been made, an offer that his club would find hard to refuse and one that the player wants, but that doesn't mean that his club are happy about it.
The next few days should be very interesting one way or another, if this article is a load of nonsense, there are going to be a lot of red faces
oh yeah and not least of all mine :-))

If you were representing the club at the up coming forum, would you not want the questions to be about this trio rather than our perceived poor showing in the market? Do the club not want us talking about these three players rather than Burke and Bloom, and Burke in particular.

This article has all the hallmarks of a planted story line meant to deflect complaints from those posing the questions.
[quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: Would Huddersfield be play Clayton if he was that close to signing for Brighton, I doubt it and, as already mentioned, he is shown in their team today.[/p][/quote]Hi Bro. Ward played 90 minutes, a player that Wolves want gone, Clayton playing doesn't have to mean that he is not on the move.[/p][/quote]Hi Jeff, I appreciate what you say but I think that Ward was just being put in the shop window. According to Sky, Clayton is virtually ours so why take a chance on an injury unless what we are reading is a load of heffer dust?[/p][/quote]Hi again bro. Yep I agree re Ward, I posted exactly what you say yesterday. Clayton, well we might not have wanted him to play, and it does seem a tad odd that he did, but his club might be trying to remind him that if he wants it, he has a future with them. A offer that would see Clayton leave might well have been made, an offer that his club would find hard to refuse and one that the player wants, but that doesn't mean that his club are happy about it.[/p][/quote]The next few days should be very interesting one way or another, if this article is a load of nonsense, there are going to be a lot of red faces[/p][/quote]oh yeah and not least of all mine :-)) If you were representing the club at the up coming forum, would you not want the questions to be about this trio rather than our perceived poor showing in the market? Do the club not want us talking about these three players rather than Burke and Bloom, and Burke in particular. This article has all the hallmarks of a planted story line meant to deflect complaints from those posing the questions. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

6:54pm Sat 2 Aug 14

The Phantom says...

Realise there are some doubters on here regarding the possible signing of Baldock based on the fact that he is deemed as unproven following his spell at West Ham. Think that may be a tad harsh - he scored 5 in his first 6 starts for West Ham (only made 10 starts in total) - those goals included 2 against Leicester and 1 against Hull, both of whom are now in the premiership. He looks like he might have been a bit unlucky as he had an injury and then usurped in the pecking order by the signing of Maynard and Vaz Te. What with Sam Allardyce's teams normal perfpensity for 6ft+ players he may just have ended up at the wrong club at the wrong time with the wrong manager. At 25 he should also be coming towards his prime - I have a feeling he could be a really good signing.
Realise there are some doubters on here regarding the possible signing of Baldock based on the fact that he is deemed as unproven following his spell at West Ham. Think that may be a tad harsh - he scored 5 in his first 6 starts for West Ham (only made 10 starts in total) - those goals included 2 against Leicester and 1 against Hull, both of whom are now in the premiership. He looks like he might have been a bit unlucky as he had an injury and then usurped in the pecking order by the signing of Maynard and Vaz Te. What with Sam Allardyce's teams normal perfpensity for 6ft+ players he may just have ended up at the wrong club at the wrong time with the wrong manager. At 25 he should also be coming towards his prime - I have a feeling he could be a really good signing. The Phantom
  • Score: 8

6:57pm Sat 2 Aug 14

AGT999 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
Would Huddersfield be play Clayton if he was that close to signing for Brighton, I doubt it and, as already mentioned, he is shown in their team today.
Hi Bro.
Ward played 90 minutes, a player that Wolves want gone, Clayton playing doesn't have to mean that he is not on the move.
Hi Jeff, I appreciate what you say but I think that Ward was just being put in the shop window. According to Sky, Clayton is virtually ours so why take a chance on an injury unless what we are reading is a load of heffer dust?
Hi again bro.
Yep I agree re Ward, I posted exactly what you say yesterday.

Clayton, well we might not have wanted him to play, and it does seem a tad odd that he did, but his club might be trying to remind him that if he wants it, he has a future with them. A offer that would see Clayton leave might well have been made, an offer that his club would find hard to refuse and one that the player wants, but that doesn't mean that his club are happy about it.
The next few days should be very interesting one way or another, if this article is a load of nonsense, there are going to be a lot of red faces
oh yeah and not least of all mine :-))

If you were representing the club at the up coming forum, would you not want the questions to be about this trio rather than our perceived poor showing in the market? Do the club not want us talking about these three players rather than Burke and Bloom, and Burke in particular.

This article has all the hallmarks of a planted story line meant to deflect complaints from those posing the questions.
Time will tell, time will tell.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: Would Huddersfield be play Clayton if he was that close to signing for Brighton, I doubt it and, as already mentioned, he is shown in their team today.[/p][/quote]Hi Bro. Ward played 90 minutes, a player that Wolves want gone, Clayton playing doesn't have to mean that he is not on the move.[/p][/quote]Hi Jeff, I appreciate what you say but I think that Ward was just being put in the shop window. According to Sky, Clayton is virtually ours so why take a chance on an injury unless what we are reading is a load of heffer dust?[/p][/quote]Hi again bro. Yep I agree re Ward, I posted exactly what you say yesterday. Clayton, well we might not have wanted him to play, and it does seem a tad odd that he did, but his club might be trying to remind him that if he wants it, he has a future with them. A offer that would see Clayton leave might well have been made, an offer that his club would find hard to refuse and one that the player wants, but that doesn't mean that his club are happy about it.[/p][/quote]The next few days should be very interesting one way or another, if this article is a load of nonsense, there are going to be a lot of red faces[/p][/quote]oh yeah and not least of all mine :-)) If you were representing the club at the up coming forum, would you not want the questions to be about this trio rather than our perceived poor showing in the market? Do the club not want us talking about these three players rather than Burke and Bloom, and Burke in particular. This article has all the hallmarks of a planted story line meant to deflect complaints from those posing the questions.[/p][/quote]Time will tell, time will tell. AGT999
  • Score: -1

6:58pm Sat 2 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

AGT999 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
Would Huddersfield be play Clayton if he was that close to signing for Brighton, I doubt it and, as already mentioned, he is shown in their team today.
Hi Bro.
Ward played 90 minutes, a player that Wolves want gone, Clayton playing doesn't have to mean that he is not on the move.
Hi Jeff, I appreciate what you say but I think that Ward was just being put in the shop window. According to Sky, Clayton is virtually ours so why take a chance on an injury unless what we are reading is a load of heffer dust?
Hi again bro.
Yep I agree re Ward, I posted exactly what you say yesterday.

Clayton, well we might not have wanted him to play, and it does seem a tad odd that he did, but his club might be trying to remind him that if he wants it, he has a future with them. A offer that would see Clayton leave might well have been made, an offer that his club would find hard to refuse and one that the player wants, but that doesn't mean that his club are happy about it.
The next few days should be very interesting one way or another, if this article is a load of nonsense, there are going to be a lot of red faces
oh yeah and not least of all mine :-))

If you were representing the club at the up coming forum, would you not want the questions to be about this trio rather than our perceived poor showing in the market? Do the club not want us talking about these three players rather than Burke and Bloom, and Burke in particular.

This article has all the hallmarks of a planted story line meant to deflect complaints from those posing the questions.
Time will tell, time will tell.
yepper.
[quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: Would Huddersfield be play Clayton if he was that close to signing for Brighton, I doubt it and, as already mentioned, he is shown in their team today.[/p][/quote]Hi Bro. Ward played 90 minutes, a player that Wolves want gone, Clayton playing doesn't have to mean that he is not on the move.[/p][/quote]Hi Jeff, I appreciate what you say but I think that Ward was just being put in the shop window. According to Sky, Clayton is virtually ours so why take a chance on an injury unless what we are reading is a load of heffer dust?[/p][/quote]Hi again bro. Yep I agree re Ward, I posted exactly what you say yesterday. Clayton, well we might not have wanted him to play, and it does seem a tad odd that he did, but his club might be trying to remind him that if he wants it, he has a future with them. A offer that would see Clayton leave might well have been made, an offer that his club would find hard to refuse and one that the player wants, but that doesn't mean that his club are happy about it.[/p][/quote]The next few days should be very interesting one way or another, if this article is a load of nonsense, there are going to be a lot of red faces[/p][/quote]oh yeah and not least of all mine :-)) If you were representing the club at the up coming forum, would you not want the questions to be about this trio rather than our perceived poor showing in the market? Do the club not want us talking about these three players rather than Burke and Bloom, and Burke in particular. This article has all the hallmarks of a planted story line meant to deflect complaints from those posing the questions.[/p][/quote]Time will tell, time will tell.[/p][/quote]yepper. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -2

6:58pm Sat 2 Aug 14

daughter-of-manag says...

To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline,

Remember a certain Grabban?

If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!"

Oh Argus, when are you going to learn?
To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline, Remember a certain Grabban? If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!" Oh Argus, when are you going to learn? daughter-of-manag
  • Score: -1

7:04pm Sat 2 Aug 14

gordongull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
Would Huddersfield be play Clayton if he was that close to signing for Brighton, I doubt it and, as already mentioned, he is shown in their team today.
Hi Bro.
Ward played 90 minutes, a player that Wolves want gone, Clayton playing doesn't have to mean that he is not on the move.
Hi Jeff, I appreciate what you say but I think that Ward was just being put in the shop window. According to Sky, Clayton is virtually ours so why take a chance on an injury unless what we are reading is a load of heffer dust?
Hi again bro.
Yep I agree re Ward, I posted exactly what you say yesterday.

Clayton, well we might not have wanted him to play, and it does seem a tad odd that he did, but his club might be trying to remind him that if he wants it, he has a future with them. A offer that would see Clayton leave might well have been made, an offer that his club would find hard to refuse and one that the player wants, but that doesn't mean that his club are happy about it.
The next few days should be very interesting one way or another, if this article is a load of nonsense, there are going to be a lot of red faces
oh yeah and not least of all mine :-))

If you were representing the club at the up coming forum, would you not want the questions to be about this trio rather than our perceived poor showing in the market? Do the club not want us talking about these three players rather than Burke and Bloom, and Burke in particular.

This article has all the hallmarks of a planted story line meant to deflect complaints from those posing the questions.
If it is story planted by the Club to placate fans leading up to the forum, the Argus could end up being the fall guy. They have reported the signings almost as a foregone conclusion, but the reality could be less certain. It is possible that only one or two of the players are as close to completing a move as the article implies.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: Would Huddersfield be play Clayton if he was that close to signing for Brighton, I doubt it and, as already mentioned, he is shown in their team today.[/p][/quote]Hi Bro. Ward played 90 minutes, a player that Wolves want gone, Clayton playing doesn't have to mean that he is not on the move.[/p][/quote]Hi Jeff, I appreciate what you say but I think that Ward was just being put in the shop window. According to Sky, Clayton is virtually ours so why take a chance on an injury unless what we are reading is a load of heffer dust?[/p][/quote]Hi again bro. Yep I agree re Ward, I posted exactly what you say yesterday. Clayton, well we might not have wanted him to play, and it does seem a tad odd that he did, but his club might be trying to remind him that if he wants it, he has a future with them. A offer that would see Clayton leave might well have been made, an offer that his club would find hard to refuse and one that the player wants, but that doesn't mean that his club are happy about it.[/p][/quote]The next few days should be very interesting one way or another, if this article is a load of nonsense, there are going to be a lot of red faces[/p][/quote]oh yeah and not least of all mine :-)) If you were representing the club at the up coming forum, would you not want the questions to be about this trio rather than our perceived poor showing in the market? Do the club not want us talking about these three players rather than Burke and Bloom, and Burke in particular. This article has all the hallmarks of a planted story line meant to deflect complaints from those posing the questions.[/p][/quote]If it is story planted by the Club to placate fans leading up to the forum, the Argus could end up being the fall guy. They have reported the signings almost as a foregone conclusion, but the reality could be less certain. It is possible that only one or two of the players are as close to completing a move as the article implies. gordongull
  • Score: 2

7:04pm Sat 2 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

daughter-of-manag wrote:
To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline,

Remember a certain Grabban?

If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!"

Oh Argus, when are you going to learn?
yep, why on earth would they, and rather than the Grabban failed deal, just recall our assistant manager fiasco, so why on earth would they, the only reasonable answer is that they are doing the club's bidding.

If these three guys are major targets, and considering that the club hates to have their business leak out, can you imagine the push back from the club if publishing this article has any perceived negative effect. Not a risk that the Argus would wish to take in my view.
[quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline, Remember a certain Grabban? If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!" Oh Argus, when are you going to learn?[/p][/quote]yep, why on earth would they, and rather than the Grabban failed deal, just recall our assistant manager fiasco, so why on earth would they, the only reasonable answer is that they are doing the club's bidding. If these three guys are major targets, and considering that the club hates to have their business leak out, can you imagine the push back from the club if publishing this article has any perceived negative effect. Not a risk that the Argus would wish to take in my view. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

7:07pm Sat 2 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

gordongull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
Would Huddersfield be play Clayton if he was that close to signing for Brighton, I doubt it and, as already mentioned, he is shown in their team today.
Hi Bro.
Ward played 90 minutes, a player that Wolves want gone, Clayton playing doesn't have to mean that he is not on the move.
Hi Jeff, I appreciate what you say but I think that Ward was just being put in the shop window. According to Sky, Clayton is virtually ours so why take a chance on an injury unless what we are reading is a load of heffer dust?
Hi again bro.
Yep I agree re Ward, I posted exactly what you say yesterday.

Clayton, well we might not have wanted him to play, and it does seem a tad odd that he did, but his club might be trying to remind him that if he wants it, he has a future with them. A offer that would see Clayton leave might well have been made, an offer that his club would find hard to refuse and one that the player wants, but that doesn't mean that his club are happy about it.
The next few days should be very interesting one way or another, if this article is a load of nonsense, there are going to be a lot of red faces
oh yeah and not least of all mine :-))

If you were representing the club at the up coming forum, would you not want the questions to be about this trio rather than our perceived poor showing in the market? Do the club not want us talking about these three players rather than Burke and Bloom, and Burke in particular.

This article has all the hallmarks of a planted story line meant to deflect complaints from those posing the questions.
If it is story planted by the Club to placate fans leading up to the forum, the Argus could end up being the fall guy. They have reported the signings almost as a foregone conclusion, but the reality could be less certain. It is possible that only one or two of the players are as close to completing a move as the article implies.
yep, but one or two is better than none, it would still ease the pressure come the forum.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: Would Huddersfield be play Clayton if he was that close to signing for Brighton, I doubt it and, as already mentioned, he is shown in their team today.[/p][/quote]Hi Bro. Ward played 90 minutes, a player that Wolves want gone, Clayton playing doesn't have to mean that he is not on the move.[/p][/quote]Hi Jeff, I appreciate what you say but I think that Ward was just being put in the shop window. According to Sky, Clayton is virtually ours so why take a chance on an injury unless what we are reading is a load of heffer dust?[/p][/quote]Hi again bro. Yep I agree re Ward, I posted exactly what you say yesterday. Clayton, well we might not have wanted him to play, and it does seem a tad odd that he did, but his club might be trying to remind him that if he wants it, he has a future with them. A offer that would see Clayton leave might well have been made, an offer that his club would find hard to refuse and one that the player wants, but that doesn't mean that his club are happy about it.[/p][/quote]The next few days should be very interesting one way or another, if this article is a load of nonsense, there are going to be a lot of red faces[/p][/quote]oh yeah and not least of all mine :-)) If you were representing the club at the up coming forum, would you not want the questions to be about this trio rather than our perceived poor showing in the market? Do the club not want us talking about these three players rather than Burke and Bloom, and Burke in particular. This article has all the hallmarks of a planted story line meant to deflect complaints from those posing the questions.[/p][/quote]If it is story planted by the Club to placate fans leading up to the forum, the Argus could end up being the fall guy. They have reported the signings almost as a foregone conclusion, but the reality could be less certain. It is possible that only one or two of the players are as close to completing a move as the article implies.[/p][/quote]yep, but one or two is better than none, it would still ease the pressure come the forum. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -1

7:10pm Sat 2 Aug 14

don't wanna do it like that says...

daughter-of-manag wrote:
To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline,

Remember a certain Grabban?

If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!"

Oh Argus, when are you going to learn?
Naylor was told,get a football story out or your on the pride parade.

Elvis has left the building,somewhere in vegas.
[quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline, Remember a certain Grabban? If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!" Oh Argus, when are you going to learn?[/p][/quote]Naylor was told,get a football story out or your on the pride parade. Elvis has left the building,somewhere in vegas. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: -3

7:14pm Sat 2 Aug 14

seagull52 says...

At least, if Clayton comes to us, having played this afternoon, he's 'match fit' unlike a David Stockdale that admits he's a little rusty!.
At least, if Clayton comes to us, having played this afternoon, he's 'match fit' unlike a David Stockdale that admits he's a little rusty!. seagull52
  • Score: 3

7:15pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Grummitt says...

Huddersfield lost 3-1 at Oldham. It looks like Clayton came through unscathed, he came off after 80 minutes.
Huddersfield lost 3-1 at Oldham. It looks like Clayton came through unscathed, he came off after 80 minutes. Grummitt
  • Score: 7

7:17pm Sat 2 Aug 14

MLEE says...

Maybe departures .....? !
Maybe departures .....? ! MLEE
  • Score: -1

7:20pm Sat 2 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline,

Remember a certain Grabban?

If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!"

Oh Argus, when are you going to learn?
Naylor was told,get a football story out or your on the pride parade.

Elvis has left the building,somewhere in vegas.
Actually you are right, Elvis lives thru a guy who was known as, 'Fat Elvis,' I say was because he is now known as, 'Big Elvis,' due to the fact that he has lost 500lb over the last five years. Close your eyes when listening and the great one lives.
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline, Remember a certain Grabban? If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!" Oh Argus, when are you going to learn?[/p][/quote]Naylor was told,get a football story out or your on the pride parade. Elvis has left the building,somewhere in vegas.[/p][/quote]Actually you are right, Elvis lives thru a guy who was known as, 'Fat Elvis,' I say was because he is now known as, 'Big Elvis,' due to the fact that he has lost 500lb over the last five years. Close your eyes when listening and the great one lives. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -2

7:44pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Falmer Wizard says...

It quite likely that we could sign one of these average players, so because of the total lack of class signings there are some who are about to indicate that we are now ready for the play offs,i do feel for Sammi its going to be a very difficult season,if he can finish mid-table he should be congratulated.
It quite likely that we could sign one of these average players, so because of the total lack of class signings there are some who are about to indicate that we are now ready for the play offs,i do feel for Sammi its going to be a very difficult season,if he can finish mid-table he should be congratulated. Falmer Wizard
  • Score: -8

7:45pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

MLEE wrote:
Maybe departures .....? !
Lua Lua or Buckley?
[quote][p][bold]MLEE[/bold] wrote: Maybe departures .....? ![/p][/quote]Lua Lua or Buckley? Conelli98
  • Score: 0

7:48pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

Conelli98 wrote:
MLEE wrote:
Maybe departures .....? !
Lua Lua or Buckley?
Or is it Jones with Neville coming in?
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MLEE[/bold] wrote: Maybe departures .....? ![/p][/quote]Lua Lua or Buckley?[/p][/quote]Or is it Jones with Neville coming in? Conelli98
  • Score: 4

7:50pm Sat 2 Aug 14

don't wanna do it like that says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline,

Remember a certain Grabban?

If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!"

Oh Argus, when are you going to learn?
Naylor was told,get a football story out or your on the pride parade.

Elvis has left the building,somewhere in vegas.
Actually you are right, Elvis lives thru a guy who was known as, 'Fat Elvis,' I say was because he is now known as, 'Big Elvis,' due to the fact that he has lost 500lb over the last five years. Close your eyes when listening and the great one lives.
So you do have a sense of humour,nice one,not like the people up north.

The last part is also a bit of banter.

The signings have to wait seems an up and coming thing is going on here in brighton(gay parade) just like soccer in the usa but here its 160000 expected not a meager 100000 for melchester U v madrid,eat your heart out.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline, Remember a certain Grabban? If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!" Oh Argus, when are you going to learn?[/p][/quote]Naylor was told,get a football story out or your on the pride parade. Elvis has left the building,somewhere in vegas.[/p][/quote]Actually you are right, Elvis lives thru a guy who was known as, 'Fat Elvis,' I say was because he is now known as, 'Big Elvis,' due to the fact that he has lost 500lb over the last five years. Close your eyes when listening and the great one lives.[/p][/quote]So you do have a sense of humour,nice one,not like the people up north. The last part is also a bit of banter. The signings have to wait seems an up and coming thing is going on here in brighton(gay parade) just like soccer in the usa but here its 160000 expected not a meager 100000 for melchester U v madrid,eat your heart out. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: -6

8:41pm Sat 2 Aug 14

mark by the sea says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline,

Remember a certain Grabban?

If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!Vegas, Naylor is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't ,
The NSC gets more scoops than the argus, I think it's brave, the club have issued that to him, and he has run with it, my worries are....
Clayton deal could be hijacked by Boro ,
The lad Baldock might get another offer, Bournemouth springs to mind,
For me, I would love to see ravel Morrison here on loan, west ham want to loan him out, supreme talent that is going to waste, a season of him on fire would put us top 3 with the three named signings coming.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline, Remember a certain Grabban? If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!Vegas, Naylor is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't , The NSC gets more scoops than the argus, I think it's brave, the club have issued that to him, and he has run with it, my worries are.... Clayton deal could be hijacked by Boro , The lad Baldock might get another offer, Bournemouth springs to mind, For me, I would love to see ravel Morrison here on loan, west ham want to loan him out, supreme talent that is going to waste, a season of him on fire would put us top 3 with the three named signings coming. mark by the sea
  • Score: 2

8:42pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

daughter-of-manag wrote:
To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline,

Remember a certain Grabban?

If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!"

Oh Argus, when are you going to learn?
You mean Elvis has moved out...? Blimey, I'm all shook up....
[quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline, Remember a certain Grabban? If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!" Oh Argus, when are you going to learn?[/p][/quote]You mean Elvis has moved out...? Blimey, I'm all shook up.... Willie, Willie Irvine
  • Score: 5

8:55pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

Willie, Willie Irvine wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline,

Remember a certain Grabban?

If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!"

Oh Argus, when are you going to learn?
You mean Elvis has moved out...? Blimey, I'm all shook up....
...ahah...
...he's moved in with Lord Lucan and Shergar is in the back Garden!
[quote][p][bold]Willie, Willie Irvine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline, Remember a certain Grabban? If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!" Oh Argus, when are you going to learn?[/p][/quote]You mean Elvis has moved out...? Blimey, I'm all shook up....[/p][/quote]...ahah... ...he's moved in with Lord Lucan and Shergar is in the back Garden! Conelli98
  • Score: 3

8:58pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

mark by the sea wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline,

Remember a certain Grabban?

If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!Vegas, Naylor is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't ,
The NSC gets more scoops than the argus, I think it's brave, the club have issued that to him, and he has run with it, my worries are....
Clayton deal could be hijacked by Boro ,
The lad Baldock might get another offer, Bournemouth springs to mind,
For me, I would love to see ravel Morrison here on loan, west ham want to loan him out, supreme talent that is going to waste, a season of him on fire would put us top 3 with the three named signings coming.Ravel Morrison? The Ravel Morrison who has been remanded in custody for allegedly assaulting some women?

Shame as I thought he had turned a corner in his behaviour, but it seems he still has a temper.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline, Remember a certain Grabban? If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!Vegas, Naylor is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't , The NSC gets more scoops than the argus, I think it's brave, the club have issued that to him, and he has run with it, my worries are.... Clayton deal could be hijacked by Boro , The lad Baldock might get another offer, Bournemouth springs to mind, For me, I would love to see ravel Morrison here on loan, west ham want to loan him out, supreme talent that is going to waste, a season of him on fire would put us top 3 with the three named signings coming.[/p][/quote]Ravel Morrison? The Ravel Morrison who has been remanded in custody for allegedly assaulting some women? Shame as I thought he had turned a corner in his behaviour, but it seems he still has a temper. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 1

8:59pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

mark by the sea wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline,

Remember a certain Grabban?

If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!Vegas, Naylor is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't ,
The NSC gets more scoops than the argus, I think it's brave, the club have issued that to him, and he has run with it, my worries are....
Clayton deal could be hijacked by Boro ,
The lad Baldock might get another offer, Bournemouth springs to mind,
For me, I would love to see ravel Morrison here on loan, west ham want to loan him out, supreme talent that is going to waste, a season of him on fire would put us top 3 with the three named signings coming.A supreme talent maybe but hes's having a break at her majesty pleasure at the moment. Lualua already has a dancing partner, he don't need another!!!
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline, Remember a certain Grabban? If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!Vegas, Naylor is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't , The NSC gets more scoops than the argus, I think it's brave, the club have issued that to him, and he has run with it, my worries are.... Clayton deal could be hijacked by Boro , The lad Baldock might get another offer, Bournemouth springs to mind, For me, I would love to see ravel Morrison here on loan, west ham want to loan him out, supreme talent that is going to waste, a season of him on fire would put us top 3 with the three named signings coming.[/p][/quote]A supreme talent maybe but hes's having a break at her majesty pleasure at the moment. Lualua already has a dancing partner, he don't need another!!! Conelli98
  • Score: 0

9:21pm Sat 2 Aug 14

mickygullhove says...

Its a rumour put out by the suits to calm the supporters who are starting to revolt at lack of signings. Its all a load of bull about signing 3 players. Take my word they will not sign any of the 3 players mentioned,its all rumour to confuse.
Its a rumour put out by the suits to calm the supporters who are starting to revolt at lack of signings. Its all a load of bull about signing 3 players. Take my word they will not sign any of the 3 players mentioned,its all rumour to confuse. mickygullhove
  • Score: -7

9:52pm Sat 2 Aug 14

pte says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline,

Remember a certain Grabban?

If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!Vegas, Naylor is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't ,
The NSC gets more scoops than the argus, I think it's brave, the club have issued that to him, and he has run with it, my worries are....
Clayton deal could be hijacked by Boro ,
The lad Baldock might get another offer, Bournemouth springs to mind,
For me, I would love to see ravel Morrison here on loan, west ham want to loan him out, supreme talent that is going to waste, a season of him on fire would put us top 3 with the three named signings coming.Ravel Morrison? The Ravel Morrison who has been remanded in custody for allegedly assaulting some women?

Shame as I thought he had turned a corner in his behaviour, but it seems he still has a temper.He might calm down under the influence of our now reformed Mr Foamy
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline, Remember a certain Grabban? If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!Vegas, Naylor is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't , The NSC gets more scoops than the argus, I think it's brave, the club have issued that to him, and he has run with it, my worries are.... Clayton deal could be hijacked by Boro , The lad Baldock might get another offer, Bournemouth springs to mind, For me, I would love to see ravel Morrison here on loan, west ham want to loan him out, supreme talent that is going to waste, a season of him on fire would put us top 3 with the three named signings coming.[/p][/quote]Ravel Morrison? The Ravel Morrison who has been remanded in custody for allegedly assaulting some women? Shame as I thought he had turned a corner in his behaviour, but it seems he still has a temper.[/p][/quote]He might calm down under the influence of our now reformed Mr Foamy pte
  • Score: -2

9:54pm Sat 2 Aug 14

mark by the sea says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline,

Remember a certain Grabban?

If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!Vegas, Naylor is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't ,
The NSC gets more scoops than the argus, I think it's brave, the club have issued that to him, and he has run with it, my worries are....
Clayton deal could be hijacked by Boro ,
The lad Baldock might get another offer, Bournemouth springs to mind,
For me, I would love to see ravel Morrison here on loan, west ham want to loan him out, supreme talent that is going to waste, a season of him on fire would put us top 3 with the three named signings coming.Ravel Morrison? The Ravel Morrison who has been remanded in custody for allegedly assaulting some women?

Shame as I thought he had turned a corner in his behaviour, but it seems he still has a temper.I thought he would do well with Dunk? Perfect for a night out! Lol
Seriously those who watched him at the Amex witnessed a class player, in my opinion the best championship player of last season at the Amex.
I agree his temperament is not what it should be!
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline, Remember a certain Grabban? If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!Vegas, Naylor is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't , The NSC gets more scoops than the argus, I think it's brave, the club have issued that to him, and he has run with it, my worries are.... Clayton deal could be hijacked by Boro , The lad Baldock might get another offer, Bournemouth springs to mind, For me, I would love to see ravel Morrison here on loan, west ham want to loan him out, supreme talent that is going to waste, a season of him on fire would put us top 3 with the three named signings coming.[/p][/quote]Ravel Morrison? The Ravel Morrison who has been remanded in custody for allegedly assaulting some women? Shame as I thought he had turned a corner in his behaviour, but it seems he still has a temper.[/p][/quote]I thought he would do well with Dunk? Perfect for a night out! Lol Seriously those who watched him at the Amex witnessed a class player, in my opinion the best championship player of last season at the Amex. I agree his temperament is not what it should be! mark by the sea
  • Score: -1

10:06pm Sat 2 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

Lingard and Zaha, two players wanting inclusion by Gaal, but I doubt either will get their wish granted. I don't think Gaal will consider Lingard as developed enough, and Zaha, well I don't think he is as good as Sir Alex thought he was when he bought him. Loan one out and sell the other.
Lingard and Zaha, two players wanting inclusion by Gaal, but I doubt either will get their wish granted. I don't think Gaal will consider Lingard as developed enough, and Zaha, well I don't think he is as good as Sir Alex thought he was when he bought him. Loan one out and sell the other. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 4

10:19pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Lingard and Zaha, two players wanting inclusion by Gaal, but I doubt either will get their wish granted. I don't think Gaal will consider Lingard as developed enough, and Zaha, well I don't think he is as good as Sir Alex thought he was when he bought him. Loan one out and sell the other.
It's Van Gaal, not Gaal, it's not asking too much to get someone's name right, surely.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Lingard and Zaha, two players wanting inclusion by Gaal, but I doubt either will get their wish granted. I don't think Gaal will consider Lingard as developed enough, and Zaha, well I don't think he is as good as Sir Alex thought he was when he bought him. Loan one out and sell the other.[/p][/quote]It's Van Gaal, not Gaal, it's not asking too much to get someone's name right, surely. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: 2

10:34pm Sat 2 Aug 14

OldGull says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Lingard and Zaha, two players wanting inclusion by Gaal, but I doubt either will get their wish granted. I don't think Gaal will consider Lingard as developed enough, and Zaha, well I don't think he is as good as Sir Alex thought he was when he bought him. Loan one out and sell the other.
It's Van Gaal, not Gaal, it's not asking too much to get someone's name right, surely.
Well there's a 1st
You have got somthing right
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Lingard and Zaha, two players wanting inclusion by Gaal, but I doubt either will get their wish granted. I don't think Gaal will consider Lingard as developed enough, and Zaha, well I don't think he is as good as Sir Alex thought he was when he bought him. Loan one out and sell the other.[/p][/quote]It's Van Gaal, not Gaal, it's not asking too much to get someone's name right, surely.[/p][/quote]Well there's a 1st You have got somthing right OldGull
  • Score: 0

11:17pm Sat 2 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

over 109,000 attended United match today, the appetite for soccer is alive and well in the USA.

Zaha had good match time today , a chance to impress but produced zip. Lingard, about 30 minutes but again, did nothing of note. I just can't see a use for either of them with United.
over 109,000 attended United match today, the appetite for soccer is alive and well in the USA. Zaha had good match time today , a chance to impress but produced zip. Lingard, about 30 minutes but again, did nothing of note. I just can't see a use for either of them with United. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

11:56pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Captain Haddock says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
Vulture wrote: All rubbish made by captain Birdseye haddock the troll on birth NSC and here. Truth is we are skins and Bloom will be selling club very soon.
Haha! Pot calling the kettle black. Oh and glad you're a fan. Keep reading.
Ok why the thumbs down? Speak up or p1ss off! I stated CORRECTLY we were in for two Champ'ship players - 1 in 1 strongly now linked. Also state on her award in talks - also now linked by Argus. So why the thumbs down from the anonymous?
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Vulture[/bold] wrote: All rubbish made by captain Birdseye haddock the troll on birth NSC and here. Truth is we are skins and Bloom will be selling club very soon.[/p][/quote]Haha! Pot calling the kettle black. Oh and glad you're a fan. Keep reading.[/p][/quote]Ok why the thumbs down? Speak up or p1ss off! I stated CORRECTLY we were in for two Champ'ship players - 1 in 1 strongly now linked. Also state on her award in talks - also now linked by Argus. So why the thumbs down from the anonymous? Captain Haddock
  • Score: -1

12:10am Sun 3 Aug 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline,

Remember a certain Grabban?

If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!Vegas, Naylor is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't ,
The NSC gets more scoops than the argus, I think it's brave, the club have issued that to him, and he has run with it, my worries are....
Clayton deal could be hijacked by Boro ,
The lad Baldock might get another offer, Bournemouth springs to mind,
For me, I would love to see ravel Morrison here on loan, west ham want to loan him out, supreme talent that is going to waste, a season of him on fire would put us top 3 with the three named signings coming.Ravel Morrison? The Ravel Morrison who has been remanded in custody for allegedly assaulting some women?

Shame as I thought he had turned a corner in his behaviour, but it seems he still has a temper.I thought he would do well with Dunk? Perfect for a night out! Lol
Seriously those who watched him at the Amex witnessed a class player, in my opinion the best championship player of last season at the Amex.
I agree his temperament is not what it should be!You can't judge a player on one appearance. And even if he is 'the best', is he really the right person to bed-in with the team spirit the club is no doubt trying to nurture? Not too sure... although I would have to add he's not yet been convicted of anything.
[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]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline, Remember a certain Grabban? If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!Vegas, Naylor is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't , The NSC gets more scoops than the argus, I think it's brave, the club have issued that to him, and he has run with it, my worries are.... Clayton deal could be hijacked by Boro , The lad Baldock might get another offer, Bournemouth springs to mind, For me, I would love to see ravel Morrison here on loan, west ham want to loan him out, supreme talent that is going to waste, a season of him on fire would put us top 3 with the three named signings coming.[/p][/quote]Ravel Morrison? The Ravel Morrison who has been remanded in custody for allegedly assaulting some women? Shame as I thought he had turned a corner in his behaviour, but it seems he still has a temper.[/p][/quote]I thought he would do well with Dunk? Perfect for a night out! Lol Seriously those who watched him at the Amex witnessed a class player, in my opinion the best championship player of last season at the Amex. I agree his temperament is not what it should be![/p][/quote]You can't judge a player on one appearance. And even if he is 'the best', is he really the right person to bed-in with the team spirit the club is no doubt trying to nurture? Not too sure... although I would have to add he's not yet been convicted of anything. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 0

1:46am Sun 3 Aug 14

tug509 says...

tez1959 wrote:
if i was a scout at brighton id be looking at tom pope from port vale 6ft 3in good in the air and scores goals
Your out by 6 months ,I have been saying this ,not sure now . UTA
[quote][p][bold]tez1959[/bold] wrote: if i was a scout at brighton id be looking at tom pope from port vale 6ft 3in good in the air and scores goals[/p][/quote]Your out by 6 months ,I have been saying this ,not sure now . UTA tug509
  • Score: 1

1:57am Sun 3 Aug 14

tug509 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
over 109,000 attended United match today, the appetite for soccer is alive and well in the USA.

Zaha had good match time today , a chance to impress but produced zip. Lingard, about 30 minutes but again, did nothing of note. I just can't see a use for either of them with United.
Now teach the ignorant bastards ,we invented the game ,and it`s called FOOTBALL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: over 109,000 attended United match today, the appetite for soccer is alive and well in the USA. Zaha had good match time today , a chance to impress but produced zip. Lingard, about 30 minutes but again, did nothing of note. I just can't see a use for either of them with United.[/p][/quote]Now teach the ignorant bastards ,we invented the game ,and it`s called FOOTBALL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! tug509
  • Score: 2

3:48am Sun 3 Aug 14

daughter-of-manag says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Lingard and Zaha, two players wanting inclusion by Gaal, but I doubt either will get their wish granted. I don't think Gaal will consider Lingard as developed enough, and Zaha, well I don't think he is as good as Sir Alex thought he was when he bought him. Loan one out and sell the other.
It's Van Gaal, not Gaal, it's not asking too much to get someone's name right, surely.
Please don't call Vegas Shirley
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Lingard and Zaha, two players wanting inclusion by Gaal, but I doubt either will get their wish granted. I don't think Gaal will consider Lingard as developed enough, and Zaha, well I don't think he is as good as Sir Alex thought he was when he bought him. Loan one out and sell the other.[/p][/quote]It's Van Gaal, not Gaal, it's not asking too much to get someone's name right, surely.[/p][/quote]Please don't call Vegas Shirley daughter-of-manag
  • Score: 4

4:13am Sun 3 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

Given that Andy Naylor went so far as to name the three players in this article, a very dodgey thing to do if not back up by some, 'inside knowledge,' I would expect a quick denial by the club, 'if,' the article is nothing but speculation.
If we don't get a put down come morning, my guess is that the article has some legs.

Yep Tug, the yanks do tend to mess up the English language. Did you know Tug that the first football was made out of a sheep's bladder and was stuffed with straw and grass.
Given that Andy Naylor went so far as to name the three players in this article, a very dodgey thing to do if not back up by some, 'inside knowledge,' I would expect a quick denial by the club, 'if,' the article is nothing but speculation. If we don't get a put down come morning, my guess is that the article has some legs. Yep Tug, the yanks do tend to mess up the English language. Did you know Tug that the first football was made out of a sheep's bladder and was stuffed with straw and grass. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -4

7:00am Sun 3 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Given that Andy Naylor went so far as to name the three players in this article, a very dodgey thing to do if not back up by some, 'inside knowledge,' I would expect a quick denial by the club, 'if,' the article is nothing but speculation.
If we don't get a put down come morning, my guess is that the article has some legs.

Yep Tug, the yanks do tend to mess up the English language. Did you know Tug that the first football was made out of a sheep's bladder and was stuffed with straw and grass.
Sky sports also reporting about Clayton so there must be some substance!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Given that Andy Naylor went so far as to name the three players in this article, a very dodgey thing to do if not back up by some, 'inside knowledge,' I would expect a quick denial by the club, 'if,' the article is nothing but speculation. If we don't get a put down come morning, my guess is that the article has some legs. Yep Tug, the yanks do tend to mess up the English language. Did you know Tug that the first football was made out of a sheep's bladder and was stuffed with straw and grass.[/p][/quote]Sky sports also reporting about Clayton so there must be some substance! Conelli98
  • Score: 2

7:29am Sun 3 Aug 14

dave from bexill says...

daughter-of-manag wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Lingard and Zaha, two players wanting inclusion by Gaal, but I doubt either will get their wish granted. I don't think Gaal will consider Lingard as developed enough, and Zaha, well I don't think he is as good as Sir Alex thought he was when he bought him. Loan one out and sell the other.
It's Van Gaal, not Gaal, it's not asking too much to get someone's name right, surely.
Please don't call Vegas Shirley
Nice try Daughter of Manager re 'Aeroplane'
[quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Lingard and Zaha, two players wanting inclusion by Gaal, but I doubt either will get their wish granted. I don't think Gaal will consider Lingard as developed enough, and Zaha, well I don't think he is as good as Sir Alex thought he was when he bought him. Loan one out and sell the other.[/p][/quote]It's Van Gaal, not Gaal, it's not asking too much to get someone's name right, surely.[/p][/quote]Please don't call Vegas Shirley[/p][/quote]Nice try Daughter of Manager re 'Aeroplane' dave from bexill
  • Score: 3

8:47am Sun 3 Aug 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

dave from bexill wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Lingard and Zaha, two players wanting inclusion by Gaal, but I doubt either will get their wish granted. I don't think Gaal will consider Lingard as developed enough, and Zaha, well I don't think he is as good as Sir Alex thought he was when he bought him. Loan one out and sell the other.
It's Van Gaal, not Gaal, it's not asking too much to get someone's name right, surely.
Please don't call Vegas Shirley
Nice try Daughter of Manager re 'Aeroplane'
Nice try Dave re Airplane!!
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Lingard and Zaha, two players wanting inclusion by Gaal, but I doubt either will get their wish granted. I don't think Gaal will consider Lingard as developed enough, and Zaha, well I don't think he is as good as Sir Alex thought he was when he bought him. Loan one out and sell the other.[/p][/quote]It's Van Gaal, not Gaal, it's not asking too much to get someone's name right, surely.[/p][/quote]Please don't call Vegas Shirley[/p][/quote]Nice try Daughter of Manager re 'Aeroplane'[/p][/quote]Nice try Dave re Airplane!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 2

8:57am Sun 3 Aug 14

2ndCitySeagull says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Lingard and Zaha, two players wanting inclusion by Gaal, but I doubt either will get their wish granted. I don't think Gaal will consider Lingard as developed enough, and Zaha, well I don't think he is as good as Sir Alex thought he was when he bought him. Loan one out and sell the other.
It's Van Gaal, not Gaal, it's not asking too much to get someone's name right, surely.
Please don't call Vegas Shirley
Nice try Daughter of Manager re 'Aeroplane'
Nice try Dave re Airplane!!
Thanks everyone for putting a big smile on my face this Sunday morning 😁
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Lingard and Zaha, two players wanting inclusion by Gaal, but I doubt either will get their wish granted. I don't think Gaal will consider Lingard as developed enough, and Zaha, well I don't think he is as good as Sir Alex thought he was when he bought him. Loan one out and sell the other.[/p][/quote]It's Van Gaal, not Gaal, it's not asking too much to get someone's name right, surely.[/p][/quote]Please don't call Vegas Shirley[/p][/quote]Nice try Daughter of Manager re 'Aeroplane'[/p][/quote]Nice try Dave re Airplane!![/p][/quote]Thanks everyone for putting a big smile on my face this Sunday morning 😁 2ndCitySeagull
  • Score: 6

9:59am Sun 3 Aug 14

Captain Haddock says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
SMF20 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote: Mark By The Sea, makes a valid point regarding some of the younger talent we have and that saw us thru a tough season of injuries, and will now be looking for match time this season. If the three expected arrivals do happen it is going to be difficult for the younger lads to get match time. Crofts is back, Stephens will be in a few weeks, and there is still a chance that Lingard could join us. Forget Lingard for now, just draw up a starting eleven with a back up player for each position, but include the possible new trio and the injured Stephens, and see how that affects the younger players of last season. There is also the quesation of, where does Maksi fit into all this with the possible return of Ward.
Hi Vegas, The young players did well last season and dug us out of a hole for sure on some occasions. That doesn't mean though that they've a right to keep the shirt.... Every player should have to fight for their place in the squad and I for one will not be unhappy if JFC or Chicksen amongst others don't get game time this season. I don't see March or Ince struggling to make the squad this season and the reason is that they are still good enough to command a shirt. I like JFC and think he has a bright future. That time is not now though. We all want youth to do well. Some will make it and so e won't. The last thing going through my mind when we are linked to players is how will the young lads get a game. If they're good enough they will play. If they're not they won't. Uta
you are obviously right in what you state in your last paragraph, so following your thinking, we just might see one or two go out on loan. The more they play the better we would hope they get. Maksi looks ripe for selling if Ward returns, don't see much to be gained from sending him out on loan again as Chicksen seems to be ahead of him in the pecking order. .
Just to reiterate what some of us have said before, Maksi is not a LB by trade, he is a CH who can play at LB. It's like saying get rid of Calde if we sign another CB.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Mark By The Sea, makes a valid point regarding some of the younger talent we have and that saw us thru a tough season of injuries, and will now be looking for match time this season. If the three expected arrivals do happen it is going to be difficult for the younger lads to get match time. Crofts is back, Stephens will be in a few weeks, and there is still a chance that Lingard could join us. Forget Lingard for now, just draw up a starting eleven with a back up player for each position, but include the possible new trio and the injured Stephens, and see how that affects the younger players of last season. There is also the quesation of, where does Maksi fit into all this with the possible return of Ward.[/p][/quote]Hi Vegas, The young players did well last season and dug us out of a hole for sure on some occasions. That doesn't mean though that they've a right to keep the shirt.... Every player should have to fight for their place in the squad and I for one will not be unhappy if JFC or Chicksen amongst others don't get game time this season. I don't see March or Ince struggling to make the squad this season and the reason is that they are still good enough to command a shirt. I like JFC and think he has a bright future. That time is not now though. We all want youth to do well. Some will make it and so e won't. The last thing going through my mind when we are linked to players is how will the young lads get a game. If they're good enough they will play. If they're not they won't. Uta[/p][/quote]you are obviously right in what you state in your last paragraph, so following your thinking, we just might see one or two go out on loan. The more they play the better we would hope they get. Maksi looks ripe for selling if Ward returns, don't see much to be gained from sending him out on loan again as Chicksen seems to be ahead of him in the pecking order. .[/p][/quote]Just to reiterate what some of us have said before, Maksi is not a LB by trade, he is a CH who can play at LB. It's like saying get rid of Calde if we sign another CB. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 3

11:48am Sun 3 Aug 14

SeagullOverSelsey says...

mark by the sea wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline,

Remember a certain Grabban?

If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!Vegas, Naylor is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't ,
The NSC gets more scoops than the argus, I think it's brave, the club have issued that to him, and he has run with it, my worries are....
Clayton deal could be hijacked by Boro ,
The lad Baldock might get another offer, Bournemouth springs to mind,
For me, I would love to see ravel Morrison here on loan, west ham want to loan him out, supreme talent that is going to waste, a season of him on fire would put us top 3 with the three named signings coming.He was remanded in custody on an alleged assault charge on 31 st. July.You 've got to be joking!
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: To date - 141 postings on pure speculation. When I originally read the article I wondered why on earth the Argus would make such a bold headline, Remember a certain Grabban? If these three payers are not signed - it could be considered poor and sensationalist journalism ... joining the ranks of "Elvis is Alive and is believed to be living in Ship Street Gardens!Vegas, Naylor is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't , The NSC gets more scoops than the argus, I think it's brave, the club have issued that to him, and he has run with it, my worries are.... Clayton deal could be hijacked by Boro , The lad Baldock might get another offer, Bournemouth springs to mind, For me, I would love to see ravel Morrison here on loan, west ham want to loan him out, supreme talent that is going to waste, a season of him on fire would put us top 3 with the three named signings coming.[/p][/quote]He was remanded in custody on an alleged assault charge on 31 st. July.You 've got to be joking! SeagullOverSelsey
  • Score: 1

12:02pm Sun 3 Aug 14

ballantrrae says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
SMF20 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote: Mark By The Sea, makes a valid point regarding some of the younger talent we have and that saw us thru a tough season of injuries, and will now be looking for match time this season. If the three expected arrivals do happen it is going to be difficult for the younger lads to get match time. Crofts is back, Stephens will be in a few weeks, and there is still a chance that Lingard could join us. Forget Lingard for now, just draw up a starting eleven with a back up player for each position, but include the possible new trio and the injured Stephens, and see how that affects the younger players of last season. There is also the quesation of, where does Maksi fit into all this with the possible return of Ward.
Hi Vegas, The young players did well last season and dug us out of a hole for sure on some occasions. That doesn't mean though that they've a right to keep the shirt.... Every player should have to fight for their place in the squad and I for one will not be unhappy if JFC or Chicksen amongst others don't get game time this season. I don't see March or Ince struggling to make the squad this season and the reason is that they are still good enough to command a shirt. I like JFC and think he has a bright future. That time is not now though. We all want youth to do well. Some will make it and so e won't. The last thing going through my mind when we are linked to players is how will the young lads get a game. If they're good enough they will play. If they're not they won't. Uta
you are obviously right in what you state in your last paragraph, so following your thinking, we just might see one or two go out on loan. The more they play the better we would hope they get. Maksi looks ripe for selling if Ward returns, don't see much to be gained from sending him out on loan again as Chicksen seems to be ahead of him in the pecking order. .
Just to reiterate what some of us have said before, Maksi is not a LB by trade, he is a CH who can play at LB. It's like saying get rid of Calde if we sign another CB.
Absolutely correct Captain Haddock. I think Vegas is remembering that Maksimenko filled in at LB at the start of last season before Ward joined the Albion.
Based on their displays on Thursday against Southampton I would be more inclined to let Chicksen go rather than Maksimenko.
I thought Chicksen looked out of his depth and lightweight with Southampton's RB Clyne causing him (Chicksen) problems by making a lot of forward runs. IMO Chicksen needs to go out on loan to get some game time to have a chance to develop.
One way or the other it is clear that high on the club's list of recruiting priorities is a LB and if we can't get Ward as expected then we need someone else rapidly.
UTA.
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Mark By The Sea, makes a valid point regarding some of the younger talent we have and that saw us thru a tough season of injuries, and will now be looking for match time this season. If the three expected arrivals do happen it is going to be difficult for the younger lads to get match time. Crofts is back, Stephens will be in a few weeks, and there is still a chance that Lingard could join us. Forget Lingard for now, just draw up a starting eleven with a back up player for each position, but include the possible new trio and the injured Stephens, and see how that affects the younger players of last season. There is also the quesation of, where does Maksi fit into all this with the possible return of Ward.[/p][/quote]Hi Vegas, The young players did well last season and dug us out of a hole for sure on some occasions. That doesn't mean though that they've a right to keep the shirt.... Every player should have to fight for their place in the squad and I for one will not be unhappy if JFC or Chicksen amongst others don't get game time this season. I don't see March or Ince struggling to make the squad this season and the reason is that they are still good enough to command a shirt. I like JFC and think he has a bright future. That time is not now though. We all want youth to do well. Some will make it and so e won't. The last thing going through my mind when we are linked to players is how will the young lads get a game. If they're good enough they will play. If they're not they won't. Uta[/p][/quote]you are obviously right in what you state in your last paragraph, so following your thinking, we just might see one or two go out on loan. The more they play the better we would hope they get. Maksi looks ripe for selling if Ward returns, don't see much to be gained from sending him out on loan again as Chicksen seems to be ahead of him in the pecking order. .[/p][/quote]Just to reiterate what some of us have said before, Maksi is not a LB by trade, he is a CH who can play at LB. It's like saying get rid of Calde if we sign another CB.[/p][/quote]Absolutely correct Captain Haddock. I think Vegas is remembering that Maksimenko filled in at LB at the start of last season before Ward joined the Albion. Based on their displays on Thursday against Southampton I would be more inclined to let Chicksen go rather than Maksimenko. I thought Chicksen looked out of his depth and lightweight with Southampton's RB Clyne causing him (Chicksen) problems by making a lot of forward runs. IMO Chicksen needs to go out on loan to get some game time to have a chance to develop. One way or the other it is clear that high on the club's list of recruiting priorities is a LB and if we can't get Ward as expected then we need someone else rapidly. UTA. ballantrrae
  • Score: 4

12:48pm Sun 3 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

Correct, when ever I think of Maksi I think, left back cover, thanks for the correction.

Well as the clock approaches 1pm UK time we have not seen any denial issued by the club regarding the article written by Naylor, maybe the story does have some legs after all.
Correct, when ever I think of Maksi I think, left back cover, thanks for the correction. Well as the clock approaches 1pm UK time we have not seen any denial issued by the club regarding the article written by Naylor, maybe the story does have some legs after all. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -1

1:22pm Sun 3 Aug 14

mark by the sea says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Correct, when ever I think of Maksi I think, left back cover, thanks for the correction.

Well as the clock approaches 1pm UK time we have not seen any denial issued by the club regarding the article written by Naylor, maybe the story does have some legs after all.
They would be fools to deny that! With the forum coming up in two days !
Do you not think the club coming out and saying we Are not about to sign anyone in the next few days!
I do think the club could issue statements more often, simply we are very close to a player we have been watching and admire for a while.
If I was a agent of a player on the clubs wanted list you would know club have cash , and they are under pressure to make some quality signings
Next 36 hours is going to be very interesting !
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Correct, when ever I think of Maksi I think, left back cover, thanks for the correction. Well as the clock approaches 1pm UK time we have not seen any denial issued by the club regarding the article written by Naylor, maybe the story does have some legs after all.[/p][/quote]They would be fools to deny that! With the forum coming up in two days ! Do you not think the club coming out and saying we Are not about to sign anyone in the next few days! I do think the club could issue statements more often, simply we are very close to a player we have been watching and admire for a while. If I was a agent of a player on the clubs wanted list you would know club have cash , and they are under pressure to make some quality signings Next 36 hours is going to be very interesting ! mark by the sea
  • Score: 1

1:30pm Sun 3 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

mark by the sea wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Correct, when ever I think of Maksi I think, left back cover, thanks for the correction.

Well as the clock approaches 1pm UK time we have not seen any denial issued by the club regarding the article written by Naylor, maybe the story does have some legs after all.
They would be fools to deny that! With the forum coming up in two days !
Do you not think the club coming out and saying we Are not about to sign anyone in the next few days!
I do think the club could issue statements more often, simply we are very close to a player we have been watching and admire for a while.
If I was a agent of a player on the clubs wanted list you would know club have cash , and they are under pressure to make some quality signings
Next 36 hours is going to be very interesting !
Mark my comment was directed only to the three payers Naylor has named, if indeed Naylor has it wrong, then yes I would expect a denial precisely because the forum is coming up. It would be so easy for the doubters to claim these three players as, 'lost targets,' based on nothing more than speculation on Naylor's part. The panel would prefer positive questions re the trio rather then negative ones which smack of under investment by the club.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Correct, when ever I think of Maksi I think, left back cover, thanks for the correction. Well as the clock approaches 1pm UK time we have not seen any denial issued by the club regarding the article written by Naylor, maybe the story does have some legs after all.[/p][/quote]They would be fools to deny that! With the forum coming up in two days ! Do you not think the club coming out and saying we Are not about to sign anyone in the next few days! I do think the club could issue statements more often, simply we are very close to a player we have been watching and admire for a while. If I was a agent of a player on the clubs wanted list you would know club have cash , and they are under pressure to make some quality signings Next 36 hours is going to be very interesting ![/p][/quote]Mark my comment was directed only to the three payers Naylor has named, if indeed Naylor has it wrong, then yes I would expect a denial precisely because the forum is coming up. It would be so easy for the doubters to claim these three players as, 'lost targets,' based on nothing more than speculation on Naylor's part. The panel would prefer positive questions re the trio rather then negative ones which smack of under investment by the club. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -1

1:35pm Sun 3 Aug 14

KeefyH44 says...

farside wrote:
Three good signings and they must be close for the Argus to run it. When was the last time we had a headline of more than one player at a time let alone three? !
Well, I think we should really go for Teddy Maybank!!!!
;0))
[quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: Three good signings and they must be close for the Argus to run it. When was the last time we had a headline of more than one player at a time let alone three? ![/p][/quote]Well, I think we should really go for Teddy Maybank!!!! ;0)) KeefyH44
  • Score: 2

1:55pm Sun 3 Aug 14

gordongull says...

Argus headline on January 16th: ''Grabban is Albion bound''
Argus headline onAugust 2nd: ''Trio expected to sign''
If the headline was ''Trio are Albion bound'', it would be more convincing.
Or would it?
Argus headline on January 16th: ''Grabban is Albion bound'' Argus headline onAugust 2nd: ''Trio expected to sign'' If the headline was ''Trio are Albion bound'', it would be more convincing. Or would it? gordongull
  • Score: 3

8:38pm Sun 3 Aug 14

driverchris53 says...

I will believe it when it happens.These are the sort of players we need to go forward;and if others come too all the better.We possibly still need another wide player with doubts about Buckley's fitness and i think we would benefit from another centre back.I believe you really need 4 centre backs who are good enough to play in the Championship;we have never replaced Adam El=Abd.I have doubts if Dunk will ever be good enough and Maksimenko is a mile from being a challenger for a regular place.Also i worry about our cover in goal;Ankergren is no where near good enough;hopefully Stockdale can stay fit until Walton gets the experience to take over.It is years since we had 2 keepers challenging for first team place.I fact over the last 2 or 3 seasons 7 or 8 of the starters have been virtulally cetain starters.It would be great to have competition for places throughout the squad.
I will believe it when it happens.These are the sort of players we need to go forward;and if others come too all the better.We possibly still need another wide player with doubts about Buckley's fitness and i think we would benefit from another centre back.I believe you really need 4 centre backs who are good enough to play in the Championship;we have never replaced Adam El=Abd.I have doubts if Dunk will ever be good enough and Maksimenko is a mile from being a challenger for a regular place.Also i worry about our cover in goal;Ankergren is no where near good enough;hopefully Stockdale can stay fit until Walton gets the experience to take over.It is years since we had 2 keepers challenging for first team place.I fact over the last 2 or 3 seasons 7 or 8 of the starters have been virtulally cetain starters.It would be great to have competition for places throughout the squad. driverchris53
  • Score: 2

8:54pm Sun 3 Aug 14

tug509 says...

If this proves wrong I would rather be Freeloaders in a palace shirt taking a dump in the away dressing room wearing a mini skirt with a sign saying insert Kango drill here than andy Naylor !!!!.
If this proves wrong I would rather be Freeloaders in a palace shirt taking a dump in the away dressing room wearing a mini skirt with a sign saying insert Kango drill here than andy Naylor !!!!. tug509
  • Score: 2

9:30pm Sun 3 Aug 14

daughter-of-manag says...

tug509 wrote:
If this proves wrong I would rather be Freeloaders in a palace shirt taking a dump in the away dressing room wearing a mini skirt with a sign saying insert Kango drill here than andy Naylor !!!!.
Better be prepared to get that drill plugged in then Tug!

I'd rather the Argus not look at Sky Transfer gossip website, or what Doris the cashier whispered into AN's ear at Asda, in order to gain their "news." than post something that raises hope, and is then scuttled.

Some of the posters on the site were responding like the "pending" 3 signings were done and dusted. Naivety is forgivable, poor reporting is not.

When someone has signed - then it's breaking news - and let the discussion begin.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: If this proves wrong I would rather be Freeloaders in a palace shirt taking a dump in the away dressing room wearing a mini skirt with a sign saying insert Kango drill here than andy Naylor !!!!.[/p][/quote]Better be prepared to get that drill plugged in then Tug! I'd rather the Argus not look at Sky Transfer gossip website, or what Doris the cashier whispered into AN's ear at Asda, in order to gain their "news." than post something that raises hope, and is then scuttled. Some of the posters on the site were responding like the "pending" 3 signings were done and dusted. Naivety is forgivable, poor reporting is not. When someone has signed - then it's breaking news - and let the discussion begin. daughter-of-manag
  • Score: 2

9:41pm Sun 3 Aug 14

tug509 says...

daughter-of-manag wrote:
tug509 wrote:
If this proves wrong I would rather be Freeloaders in a palace shirt taking a dump in the away dressing room wearing a mini skirt with a sign saying insert Kango drill here than andy Naylor !!!!.
Better be prepared to get that drill plugged in then Tug!

I'd rather the Argus not look at Sky Transfer gossip website, or what Doris the cashier whispered into AN's ear at Asda, in order to gain their "news." than post something that raises hope, and is then scuttled.

Some of the posters on the site were responding like the "pending" 3 signings were done and dusted. Naivety is forgivable, poor reporting is not.

When someone has signed - then it's breaking news - and let the discussion begin.
Spot on DOM ,do you need a job ,I`ve got a feeling their might be an opening !. UTA
[quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: If this proves wrong I would rather be Freeloaders in a palace shirt taking a dump in the away dressing room wearing a mini skirt with a sign saying insert Kango drill here than andy Naylor !!!!.[/p][/quote]Better be prepared to get that drill plugged in then Tug! I'd rather the Argus not look at Sky Transfer gossip website, or what Doris the cashier whispered into AN's ear at Asda, in order to gain their "news." than post something that raises hope, and is then scuttled. Some of the posters on the site were responding like the "pending" 3 signings were done and dusted. Naivety is forgivable, poor reporting is not. When someone has signed - then it's breaking news - and let the discussion begin.[/p][/quote]Spot on DOM ,do you need a job ,I`ve got a feeling their might be an opening !. UTA tug509
  • Score: 1

12:33am Mon 4 Aug 14

Webley says...

Kostic and Lingard would be special.
Kostic and Lingard would be special. Webley
  • Score: 0

9:15am Mon 4 Aug 14

lenward says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined.
So who really is pulling the strings?
I would say Burke definitely not Hyppia!!
Yes I would agree with that, Sami did say when he first signed that in Germany he got used to not having a say in who got signed, so I suspect at the moment he is doing the same here. He is probably saying what he needs and not who he wants. Hopefully when he becomes more experienced things will change.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: They may all turn out to be good additions if they come, but they're all players who were on the club's radar long before SH joined. So who really is pulling the strings?[/p][/quote]I would say Burke definitely not Hyppia!![/p][/quote]Yes I would agree with that, Sami did say when he first signed that in Germany he got used to not having a say in who got signed, so I suspect at the moment he is doing the same here. He is probably saying what he needs and not who he wants. Hopefully when he becomes more experienced things will change. lenward
  • Score: -1

9:19am Mon 4 Aug 14

AlanDuffy says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Morning, Well let's hope they sign today then, well happy if Clayton signs and ward, jury still out on Baldock he couldn't find the net at West Ham, hope they got a quality striker lined up as well, Baldock for Leo surely not,
Hopefully some on here will be happy if they sign these players!!
Up the Albion!!
scored 5 goals in 6 games for west ham, before getting injured.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Morning, Well let's hope they sign today then, well happy if Clayton signs and ward, jury still out on Baldock he couldn't find the net at West Ham, hope they got a quality striker lined up as well, Baldock for Leo surely not, Hopefully some on here will be happy if they sign these players!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]scored 5 goals in 6 games for west ham, before getting injured. AlanDuffy
  • Score: -2

1:24pm Tue 5 Aug 14

ColinPep1 says...

Don't get too excited about Ward signing. Can't be imminent as he's playing for Wolves at Chester tonight
Don't get too excited about Ward signing. Can't be imminent as he's playing for Wolves at Chester tonight ColinPep1
  • Score: 2

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