Bruno will beat pain to play in derby

Bruno

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Bruno is on course for his first Albion derby – despite playing through pain against Bristol City.

The popular Spanish right-back has been troubled by a bruised rib first sustained in the win at Millwall in September.

He caused alarm among fans yesterday when he revealed via Facebook that he was struggling with a painful rib and “worried” about his participation at arch rivals Crystal Palace on Saturday.

But boss Gus Poyet has eased fears that his former Valencia man will miss what could be a fascinating tussle with Palace’s star widemen Wilfried Zaha and Yannick Bolasie.

Poyet said: “It was painful but he got through so I’m pleased for him.

“It was getting worse by the end of the game but he finished well.

“When you have got a knock you can be all right during the game but when you are tired afterwards you start suffering a bit.

“He was in pain for the last 15 minutes of the Bristol City game and I needed to ask him two or three times how he was before I made the last change.

“But he finished the game which means 99% he should recover today in time to play on Saturday.”

Bruno took an accidental back heel to the ribs at Millwall in a game which later saw him go off with a groin injury.

He only felt pain again when he landed on the same spot in the 1-1 draw with Bolton on Saturday.

The defender was still hurting on Tuesday but said: “I’ve got no problem playing with pain.”

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9:31am Thu 29 Nov 12

Cardiffcgull says...

Top bloke, it's a pity one of his countrymen doesn't show the same grit and passion for the club.
Top bloke, it's a pity one of his countrymen doesn't show the same grit and passion for the club. Cardiffcgull
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9:53am Thu 29 Nov 12

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

Cardiffcgull wrote:
Top bloke, it's a pity one of his countrymen doesn't show the same grit and passion for the club.
You have no idea what Bruno would be like if he had a deep-seated groin/thigh issue...
[quote][p][bold]Cardiffcgull[/bold] wrote: Top bloke, it's a pity one of his countrymen doesn't show the same grit and passion for the club.[/p][/quote]You have no idea what Bruno would be like if he had a deep-seated groin/thigh issue... Old Scrote of the Amex
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10:10am Thu 29 Nov 12

Aberdare gull says...

Roll on Saturday
Roll on Saturday Aberdare gull
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11:12am Thu 29 Nov 12

Dr Baldhead says...

Is Bruno the modern day Hans Kraay for Albion? We've had a number of decent foreign imports, not least the one mentioned with disdain in the above posts, but I'm referring more to showmanship and swagger he brings to the game.

He's fast becoming a crowd favourite.
Is Bruno the modern day Hans Kraay for Albion? We've had a number of decent foreign imports, not least the one mentioned with disdain in the above posts, but I'm referring more to showmanship and swagger he brings to the game. He's fast becoming a crowd favourite. Dr Baldhead
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1:28pm Thu 29 Nov 12

tug509 says...

Bruno ,all the skills of winger Steve Penney,all the fight of CB Steve Foster. UTA
Bruno ,all the skills of winger Steve Penney,all the fight of CB Steve Foster. UTA tug509
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2:03pm Thu 29 Nov 12

VegasSeagull says...

tug509 wrote:
Bruno ,all the skills of winger Steve Penney,all the fight of CB Steve Foster. UTA
Ok Tug so now you have to decide -:)

If the gun is pointing at your head, either we lose Bridge at the end of the season or Bruno, one HAS to go, which do you choose to keep and why?

Yes this is only for fun.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Bruno ,all the skills of winger Steve Penney,all the fight of CB Steve Foster. UTA[/p][/quote]Ok Tug so now you have to decide -:) If the gun is pointing at your head, either we lose Bridge at the end of the season or Bruno, one HAS to go, which do you choose to keep and why? Yes this is only for fun. VegasSeagull
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2:48pm Thu 29 Nov 12

tug509 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Bruno ,all the skills of winger Steve Penney,all the fight of CB Steve Foster. UTA
Ok Tug so now you have to decide -:)

If the gun is pointing at your head, either we lose Bridge at the end of the season or Bruno, one HAS to go, which do you choose to keep and why?

Yes this is only for fun.
There`s a tiny streak of cruelty and a big streak of mischief with you sometimes Vegas,i can think of 11 players to point this imaginary gun at,but ok here we go.

I would choose to keep Bruno,not because he is a better player,i dont in all honesty think there is anything to seperate them.They both share some qualities,and have their own distinct impact on the game.

It`s tough,they both read the game well,show more than a little skill on the ball,both make great runs and put a good cross in. Neither have blistering pace,but are not often caught out. Again, they have both played at the highest level so big games like saturday are food and drink to them.

All in all they complement each other in the team and are largely responsible for how well we are doing. Only money would make me choose one over the other,and at the current time,i think it would be harder to find the money for WB than Bruno. UTA
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Bruno ,all the skills of winger Steve Penney,all the fight of CB Steve Foster. UTA[/p][/quote]Ok Tug so now you have to decide -:) If the gun is pointing at your head, either we lose Bridge at the end of the season or Bruno, one HAS to go, which do you choose to keep and why? Yes this is only for fun.[/p][/quote]There`s a tiny streak of cruelty and a big streak of mischief with you sometimes Vegas,i can think of 11 players to point this imaginary gun at,but ok here we go. I would choose to keep Bruno,not because he is a better player,i dont in all honesty think there is anything to seperate them.They both share some qualities,and have their own distinct impact on the game. It`s tough,they both read the game well,show more than a little skill on the ball,both make great runs and put a good cross in. Neither have blistering pace,but are not often caught out. Again, they have both played at the highest level so big games like saturday are food and drink to them. All in all they complement each other in the team and are largely responsible for how well we are doing. Only money would make me choose one over the other,and at the current time,i think it would be harder to find the money for WB than Bruno. UTA tug509
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3:21pm Thu 29 Nov 12

VegasSeagull says...

Thanks Tug.

Cruelty, me, nahh not me -:)

I agree with you, Bruno would be my choice too. As you say there is not a lot between them.
I have a gut feeling that as much as Bridge is enjoying himself with Brighton, and he has stated that, his future lies over here. Bruno seems to me like a guy that sees a chance to go further with Brighton, I don't know why I think that I just do, as I said a gut feeling.
Thanks Tug. Cruelty, me, nahh not me -:) I agree with you, Bruno would be my choice too. As you say there is not a lot between them. I have a gut feeling that as much as Bridge is enjoying himself with Brighton, and he has stated that, his future lies over here. Bruno seems to me like a guy that sees a chance to go further with Brighton, I don't know why I think that I just do, as I said a gut feeling. VegasSeagull
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3:26pm Thu 29 Nov 12

fratsomrover says...

tug509 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Bruno ,all the skills of winger Steve Penney,all the fight of CB Steve Foster. UTA
Ok Tug so now you have to decide -:)

If the gun is pointing at your head, either we lose Bridge at the end of the season or Bruno, one HAS to go, which do you choose to keep and why?

Yes this is only for fun.
There`s a tiny streak of cruelty and a big streak of mischief with you sometimes Vegas,i can think of 11 players to point this imaginary gun at,but ok here we go.

I would choose to keep Bruno,not because he is a better player,i dont in all honesty think there is anything to seperate them.They both share some qualities,and have their own distinct impact on the game.

It`s tough,they both read the game well,show more than a little skill on the ball,both make great runs and put a good cross in. Neither have blistering pace,but are not often caught out. Again, they have both played at the highest level so big games like saturday are food and drink to them.

All in all they complement each other in the team and are largely responsible for how well we are doing. Only money would make me choose one over the other,and at the current time,i think it would be harder to find the money for WB than Bruno. UTA
Interesting comments from you both. I agree very little between them, but I think I'd prefer Bridge to stay if it was a straight choice, because I believe Calderon would be better filling in Bruno's shoes than Painter would be for Bridge. Ideally we'll keep both of them and be playing premiership next season !! Hope you dont mind me butting in ?
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Bruno ,all the skills of winger Steve Penney,all the fight of CB Steve Foster. UTA[/p][/quote]Ok Tug so now you have to decide -:) If the gun is pointing at your head, either we lose Bridge at the end of the season or Bruno, one HAS to go, which do you choose to keep and why? Yes this is only for fun.[/p][/quote]There`s a tiny streak of cruelty and a big streak of mischief with you sometimes Vegas,i can think of 11 players to point this imaginary gun at,but ok here we go. I would choose to keep Bruno,not because he is a better player,i dont in all honesty think there is anything to seperate them.They both share some qualities,and have their own distinct impact on the game. It`s tough,they both read the game well,show more than a little skill on the ball,both make great runs and put a good cross in. Neither have blistering pace,but are not often caught out. Again, they have both played at the highest level so big games like saturday are food and drink to them. All in all they complement each other in the team and are largely responsible for how well we are doing. Only money would make me choose one over the other,and at the current time,i think it would be harder to find the money for WB than Bruno. UTA[/p][/quote]Interesting comments from you both. I agree very little between them, but I think I'd prefer Bridge to stay if it was a straight choice, because I believe Calderon would be better filling in Bruno's shoes than Painter would be for Bridge. Ideally we'll keep both of them and be playing premiership next season !! Hope you dont mind me butting in ? fratsomrover
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3:34pm Thu 29 Nov 12

VegasSeagull says...

Frat.

Good to hear from you, and I sort of get your thinking.
If Bridge were to go under the terms of my question, I don't think my choice would be based on who would replace him from our current squad.
We only have one Wayne Bridge and to replace him would mean that we would need to buy another. Bruno seems top be shaping up into another Bridge, he seems to be getting better with each month that passes. I suppose what I am saying is, Bridge is the finished product but Bruno has yet to reach his peak and he could turn out to be amazing, possibly better than Bridge.
Frat. Good to hear from you, and I sort of get your thinking. If Bridge were to go under the terms of my question, I don't think my choice would be based on who would replace him from our current squad. We only have one Wayne Bridge and to replace him would mean that we would need to buy another. Bruno seems top be shaping up into another Bridge, he seems to be getting better with each month that passes. I suppose what I am saying is, Bridge is the finished product but Bruno has yet to reach his peak and he could turn out to be amazing, possibly better than Bridge. VegasSeagull
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3:40pm Thu 29 Nov 12

VegasSeagull says...

Ok Tug, Fratsomrover and anyone else.

Same gun at your heads guys, different players.

CMS or Buckley, if one HAD to go, who and why?
Ok Tug, Fratsomrover and anyone else. Same gun at your heads guys, different players. CMS or Buckley, if one HAD to go, who and why? VegasSeagull
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4:02pm Thu 29 Nov 12

tug509 says...

fratsomrover wrote:
tug509 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Bruno ,all the skills of winger Steve Penney,all the fight of CB Steve Foster. UTA
Ok Tug so now you have to decide -:)

If the gun is pointing at your head, either we lose Bridge at the end of the season or Bruno, one HAS to go, which do you choose to keep and why?

Yes this is only for fun.
There`s a tiny streak of cruelty and a big streak of mischief with you sometimes Vegas,i can think of 11 players to point this imaginary gun at,but ok here we go.

I would choose to keep Bruno,not because he is a better player,i dont in all honesty think there is anything to seperate them.They both share some qualities,and have their own distinct impact on the game.

It`s tough,they both read the game well,show more than a little skill on the ball,both make great runs and put a good cross in. Neither have blistering pace,but are not often caught out. Again, they have both played at the highest level so big games like saturday are food and drink to them.

All in all they complement each other in the team and are largely responsible for how well we are doing. Only money would make me choose one over the other,and at the current time,i think it would be harder to find the money for WB than Bruno. UTA
Interesting comments from you both. I agree very little between them, but I think I'd prefer Bridge to stay if it was a straight choice, because I believe Calderon would be better filling in Bruno's shoes than Painter would be for Bridge. Ideally we'll keep both of them and be playing premiership next season !! Hope you dont mind me butting in ?
Good point fratsomrover,easier to cover the RB position,totally with you on this ,win promotion..keep both!!. that Vegas has definitely got a mischievous side!. UTA
[quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Bruno ,all the skills of winger Steve Penney,all the fight of CB Steve Foster. UTA[/p][/quote]Ok Tug so now you have to decide -:) If the gun is pointing at your head, either we lose Bridge at the end of the season or Bruno, one HAS to go, which do you choose to keep and why? Yes this is only for fun.[/p][/quote]There`s a tiny streak of cruelty and a big streak of mischief with you sometimes Vegas,i can think of 11 players to point this imaginary gun at,but ok here we go. I would choose to keep Bruno,not because he is a better player,i dont in all honesty think there is anything to seperate them.They both share some qualities,and have their own distinct impact on the game. It`s tough,they both read the game well,show more than a little skill on the ball,both make great runs and put a good cross in. Neither have blistering pace,but are not often caught out. Again, they have both played at the highest level so big games like saturday are food and drink to them. All in all they complement each other in the team and are largely responsible for how well we are doing. Only money would make me choose one over the other,and at the current time,i think it would be harder to find the money for WB than Bruno. UTA[/p][/quote]Interesting comments from you both. I agree very little between them, but I think I'd prefer Bridge to stay if it was a straight choice, because I believe Calderon would be better filling in Bruno's shoes than Painter would be for Bridge. Ideally we'll keep both of them and be playing premiership next season !! Hope you dont mind me butting in ?[/p][/quote]Good point fratsomrover,easier to cover the RB position,totally with you on this ,win promotion..keep both!!. that Vegas has definitely got a mischievous side!. UTA tug509
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4:19pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Dr Baldhead says...

Well Vegas. Buckely v CMS is a no brainer.

Only one of them is a nailed on Premiership quality player and it's not the one who nearly left us for the Prem in August!!!

The longer Buckley stays with us the better in my book!!!!!!
Well Vegas. Buckely v CMS is a no brainer. Only one of them is a nailed on Premiership quality player and it's not the one who nearly left us for the Prem in August!!! The longer Buckley stays with us the better in my book!!!!!! Dr Baldhead
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4:41pm Thu 29 Nov 12

VegasSeagull says...

Dr B.

Yes I agree, for me Buckley is showing masses of promise for the future but I have to say, CMS could be a surprise package in the prem as one would think that he would have a few new players around him.

I think Buckley is showing all the hallmarks of a top flight player. Today I am not sure if he is better than CMS but it does look like tomorrow he might well be.
Dr B. Yes I agree, for me Buckley is showing masses of promise for the future but I have to say, CMS could be a surprise package in the prem as one would think that he would have a few new players around him. I think Buckley is showing all the hallmarks of a top flight player. Today I am not sure if he is better than CMS but it does look like tomorrow he might well be. VegasSeagull
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4:52pm Thu 29 Nov 12

VegasSeagull says...

I hope people understand that I am just raising talking points, wouldn't want to be accused of posting too many comments.

I do have quite a nice poser if anyone is up for it, I will wait for a yes or no before posing it, majority rules.
I hope people understand that I am just raising talking points, wouldn't want to be accused of posting too many comments. I do have quite a nice poser if anyone is up for it, I will wait for a yes or no before posing it, majority rules. VegasSeagull
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5:38pm Thu 29 Nov 12

saraman says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
tug509 wrote: Bruno ,all the skills of winger Steve Penney,all the fight of CB Steve Foster. UTA
Ok Tug so now you have to decide -:) If the gun is pointing at your head, either we lose Bridge at the end of the season or Bruno, one HAS to go, which do you choose to keep and why? Yes this is only for fun.
Bruno for his love of the Albion.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Bruno ,all the skills of winger Steve Penney,all the fight of CB Steve Foster. UTA[/p][/quote]Ok Tug so now you have to decide -:) If the gun is pointing at your head, either we lose Bridge at the end of the season or Bruno, one HAS to go, which do you choose to keep and why? Yes this is only for fun.[/p][/quote]Bruno for his love of the Albion. saraman
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5:45pm Thu 29 Nov 12

saraman says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Ok Tug, Fratsomrover and anyone else. Same gun at your heads guys, different players. CMS or Buckley, if one HAD to go, who and why?
I would let CMS go because he doesn't quite fill the type of football Gus has in mind. Having said that I would be gutted to see either go.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Ok Tug, Fratsomrover and anyone else. Same gun at your heads guys, different players. CMS or Buckley, if one HAD to go, who and why?[/p][/quote]I would let CMS go because he doesn't quite fill the type of football Gus has in mind. Having said that I would be gutted to see either go. saraman
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5:49pm Thu 29 Nov 12

saraman says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
I hope people understand that I am just raising talking points, wouldn't want to be accused of posting too many comments. I do have quite a nice poser if anyone is up for it, I will wait for a yes or no before posing it, majority rules.
Oh, go on then Vegas, let's have it.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I hope people understand that I am just raising talking points, wouldn't want to be accused of posting too many comments. I do have quite a nice poser if anyone is up for it, I will wait for a yes or no before posing it, majority rules.[/p][/quote]Oh, go on then Vegas, let's have it. saraman
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6:05pm Thu 29 Nov 12

weststandupperlacostearmy says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Ok Tug, Fratsomrover and anyone else.

Same gun at your heads guys, different players.

CMS or Buckley, if one HAD to go, who and why?
Come on guys be serious...TOM OR JERRY? Please decide...
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Ok Tug, Fratsomrover and anyone else. Same gun at your heads guys, different players. CMS or Buckley, if one HAD to go, who and why?[/p][/quote]Come on guys be serious...TOM OR JERRY? Please decide... weststandupperlacostearmy
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6:20pm Thu 29 Nov 12

saraman says...

weststandupperlacost
earmy
wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote: Ok Tug, Fratsomrover and anyone else. Same gun at your heads guys, different players. CMS or Buckley, if one HAD to go, who and why?
Come on guys be serious...TOM OR JERRY? Please decide...
Tom our keeper.
[quote][p][bold]weststandupperlacost earmy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Ok Tug, Fratsomrover and anyone else. Same gun at your heads guys, different players. CMS or Buckley, if one HAD to go, who and why?[/p][/quote]Come on guys be serious...TOM OR JERRY? Please decide...[/p][/quote]Tom our keeper. saraman
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6:48pm Thu 29 Nov 12

tug509 says...

saraman wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Ok Tug, Fratsomrover and anyone else. Same gun at your heads guys, different players. CMS or Buckley, if one HAD to go, who and why?
I would let CMS go because he doesn't quite fill the type of football Gus has in mind. Having said that I would be gutted to see either go.
Have to agree Saraman,although any talk of losing one of our lads(even hypothetically) is a little morbid. UTA
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Ok Tug, Fratsomrover and anyone else. Same gun at your heads guys, different players. CMS or Buckley, if one HAD to go, who and why?[/p][/quote]I would let CMS go because he doesn't quite fill the type of football Gus has in mind. Having said that I would be gutted to see either go.[/p][/quote]Have to agree Saraman,although any talk of losing one of our lads(even hypothetically) is a little morbid. UTA tug509
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9:53pm Thu 29 Nov 12

VegasSeagull says...

Ok try this one guys.

A gift of 6 million is given to the club but it must all be used to buy either one player or two. No one can be sold to add to the money or make it easier to select a starting eleven.

Who, how many and why.

.
Ok try this one guys. A gift of 6 million is given to the club but it must all be used to buy either one player or two. No one can be sold to add to the money or make it easier to select a starting eleven. Who, how many and why. . VegasSeagull
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3:11am Sat 1 Dec 12

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Tomer Hemed
Plays for Real Mallorca 25 years old good for a few seasons deceptively strong although tall and leggy Isreali international fast wins balls in the air very strong shot for CMS (I think the reason Gus doesn't play two up front because he hasn't the right players to do so) to catch the rebounds think you could get him for 3 to 4m
Tomer Hemed Plays for Real Mallorca 25 years old good for a few seasons deceptively strong although tall and leggy Isreali international fast wins balls in the air very strong shot for CMS (I think the reason Gus doesn't play two up front because he hasn't the right players to do so) to catch the rebounds think you could get him for 3 to 4m Bucket feet Duffy
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