Albion's injured hit by training uncertainty

Adam El-Abd, warming up at The Amex

Adam El-Abd, warming up at The Amex

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

 Albion hope to have Wayne Bridge and Adam El-Abd fit for Saturday's trip to Charlton - despite disruption to their training plans.


  The pitches at the University of Sussex sports complex were frostbound and unplayable this morning, so the Seagulls were trying to switch their session to The Amex.


  Boss Gus Poyet is desperate to have Bridge (calf) and El-Abd (hamstring) back to ease his defensive crisis.


  He said: "It was a very nice situation yesterday afternoon. This morning, with this weather, maybe it has changed a little bit.


  "We are trying to rearrange training somewhere else, because unfortunately the training ground is not available, it's completely frozen.


  "If you have been injured and you are going to get back to normal training and the pitch is like that it's not the best situation.


  "We'll see if Steve Winterburn, the groundsman, allows us to come to The Amex. We'll take that opportunity, because of course we need to make sure that Adam and Wayne Bridge can train normally and test themselves.


  "I think they are going to play. I want to be sure, to see them running and playing, everything you need to do in a game.


  "We are going to do a few things which we think will be enough to make sure they are fit for Saturday."

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12:07pm Thu 6 Dec 12

ballantrrae says...

Sounds like a 50/50 call that Bridge and El-Arb will be fit for the Charlton game.
There shouldn't be a problem switching training to the Amex on this particular occasion. After all it isn't miles away from the University and the next home game isn't for another 9 days.
Reading in yesterday's Argus that El-Arb might be faced with potential 'club versus country' conflicts in the New Year underlines the need for another CB to be signed in the January window.
Sounds like a 50/50 call that Bridge and El-Arb will be fit for the Charlton game. There shouldn't be a problem switching training to the Amex on this particular occasion. After all it isn't miles away from the University and the next home game isn't for another 9 days. Reading in yesterday's Argus that El-Arb might be faced with potential 'club versus country' conflicts in the New Year underlines the need for another CB to be signed in the January window. ballantrrae
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12:45pm Thu 6 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

The old saying, 'best defense is a strong offence,' springs to mind. Should we take the game to Charlton, play the extra striker in a 4-4-2 formation?
Even if both play I would guess that they are less than 100% fit so the more the pressure on the back four can be reduced the better.
The old saying, 'best defense is a strong offence,' springs to mind. Should we take the game to Charlton, play the extra striker in a 4-4-2 formation? Even if both play I would guess that they are less than 100% fit so the more the pressure on the back four can be reduced the better. VegasSeagull
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12:47pm Thu 6 Dec 12

mark5 says...

Let's all hope that Bridge and Elabd are back. If not, it is a back line up of Greer, Bruno, Calderon and who........?
Let's all hope that Bridge and Elabd are back. If not, it is a back line up of Greer, Bruno, Calderon and who........? mark5
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1:10pm Thu 6 Dec 12

IKnowNowt says...

Tanno out of retirement?

But what do I know?
Tanno out of retirement? But what do I know? IKnowNowt
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1:13pm Thu 6 Dec 12

IKnowNowt says...

More sensibly Hammond back to Centre Half and Calde to LB, we have plenty of options, and I'm sure GP will be more aware of them then I'll ever be.

COYB
More sensibly Hammond back to Centre Half and Calde to LB, we have plenty of options, and I'm sure GP will be more aware of them then I'll ever be. COYB IKnowNowt
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1:26pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Vicente_1 says...

When have we ever played 442 under gus its an outdated formation in this day and age especially as we rely on our wide players! 433 as always and hoskins up top instead of CMS!
When have we ever played 442 under gus its an outdated formation in this day and age especially as we rely on our wide players! 433 as always and hoskins up top instead of CMS! Vicente_1
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2:02pm Thu 6 Dec 12

pappaK says...

I have a list as long as my arm at the statements made this season by GUS PINOCCHIO...........
... I mean Gus Poyet . I don`t believe anything,from injured due back,signings ,the Murray Saga.We all say things on this blog hoping for reactions from whoever,but at the end of the day all I hear .. IS IT GUS WE TRUST ???????????????
I have a list as long as my arm at the statements made this season by GUS PINOCCHIO........... ... I mean Gus Poyet . I don`t believe anything,from injured due back,signings ,the Murray Saga.We all say things on this blog hoping for reactions from whoever,but at the end of the day all I hear .. IS IT GUS WE TRUST ??????????????? pappaK
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2:27pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Hovite says...

Sewer rats don't have long arms though!
Sewer rats don't have long arms though! Hovite
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2:35pm Thu 6 Dec 12

pappaK says...

Hovite wrote:
Sewer rats don't have long arms though!
Did I hit a nerve !!!!!!! or perhaps a bit of truth
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: Sewer rats don't have long arms though![/p][/quote]Did I hit a nerve !!!!!!! or perhaps a bit of truth pappaK
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3:09pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Hovite says...

Nah neither, you’re entitled to make idiotic uneducated comments and I am entitled to mock you for your little arms.
Nah neither, you’re entitled to make idiotic uneducated comments and I am entitled to mock you for your little arms. Hovite
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4:05pm Thu 6 Dec 12

LACHANCE says...

Hovite wrote:
Nah neither, you’re entitled to make idiotic uneducated comments and I am entitled to mock you for your little arms.
Typical Southamton supporter.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: Nah neither, you’re entitled to make idiotic uneducated comments and I am entitled to mock you for your little arms.[/p][/quote]Typical Southamton supporter. LACHANCE
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4:16pm Thu 6 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

pappaK wrote:
I have a list as long as my arm at the statements made this season by GUS PINOCCHIO........... ... I mean Gus Poyet . I don`t believe anything,from injured due back,signings ,the Murray Saga.We all say things on this blog hoping for reactions from whoever,but at the end of the day all I hear .. IS IT GUS WE TRUST ???????????????
This from a guy that supposedly wanted to have a beer with me at the Belagio casino. What was it you claimed PappaK, oh yeah, you waited for a long time wearing your Brighton shirt but then had to finally go to your room to change clothes as the wearing of the shirt in the casino was not acceptable to the casino.

Pure garbage, every casino in the city will not even blink seeing you wearing your shirt, in fact many of them dress their staff in team colors for match nights, even the Belagio.

Not sure that you are the one to be talking of Gus telling porkies.
I let this pass when you first posted it but today you have prompted a response.
[quote][p][bold]pappaK[/bold] wrote: I have a list as long as my arm at the statements made this season by GUS PINOCCHIO........... ... I mean Gus Poyet . I don`t believe anything,from injured due back,signings ,the Murray Saga.We all say things on this blog hoping for reactions from whoever,but at the end of the day all I hear .. IS IT GUS WE TRUST ???????????????[/p][/quote]This from a guy that supposedly wanted to have a beer with me at the Belagio casino. What was it you claimed PappaK, oh yeah, you waited for a long time wearing your Brighton shirt but then had to finally go to your room to change clothes as the wearing of the shirt in the casino was not acceptable to the casino. Pure garbage, every casino in the city will not even blink seeing you wearing your shirt, in fact many of them dress their staff in team colors for match nights, even the Belagio. Not sure that you are the one to be talking of Gus telling porkies. I let this pass when you first posted it but today you have prompted a response. VegasSeagull
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6:06pm Thu 6 Dec 12

pappaK says...

Boy did I hit a few raw nerves or not,can`t understand what my trip over the pond had to do with this comment Vagas. Anyway like you so often do Vagas, just giving my opinion or are you the only one allowed to.I`m still a novice at these blogs,perhaps you could teach me what is accepable or not acceptable to write . I think a few CORRECT statements from the powers would put to rest a lot of supporters feelings on say the Murray ,Vincente saga`s,those 2 things seem to take up so much key board time and effort.TO ONE AND ALL, MY SINCERE APOLOGY if I have offended,I will go and wash my thoughts out.love you Vagas
Boy did I hit a few raw nerves or not,can`t understand what my trip over the pond had to do with this comment Vagas. Anyway like you so often do Vagas, just giving my opinion or are you the only one allowed to.I`m still a novice at these blogs,perhaps you could teach me what is accepable or not acceptable to write . I think a few CORRECT statements from the powers would put to rest a lot of supporters feelings on say the Murray ,Vincente saga`s,those 2 things seem to take up so much key board time and effort.TO ONE AND ALL, MY SINCERE APOLOGY if I have offended,I will go and wash my thoughts out.love you Vagas pappaK
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8:05pm Thu 6 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

The thing is PappaK is that in your mind Poyet is a liar and you think he is a liar on everything he says. Yes you are entitled to your opinion but I think that you went atad too far.
When any manager makes a comment about his players availablity there are going to be times when he is engauging in kidology. When a manager says that he wants to sign a certain player but it doesn't happen he isn't a liar, he probably got out bid.
Gus let us all know that he wanted a striker and a center back, he didn't get either, was he a liar or did the board tell him, sorry mate no money right now.

Calling anyone a liar is a big step and to call the manager of the club that you claim to support is a very big step.

My last point, those that live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones and I know for a fact that at one time, you lived in a glass house.
The thing is PappaK is that in your mind Poyet is a liar and you think he is a liar on everything he says. Yes you are entitled to your opinion but I think that you went atad too far. When any manager makes a comment about his players availablity there are going to be times when he is engauging in kidology. When a manager says that he wants to sign a certain player but it doesn't happen he isn't a liar, he probably got out bid. Gus let us all know that he wanted a striker and a center back, he didn't get either, was he a liar or did the board tell him, sorry mate no money right now. Calling anyone a liar is a big step and to call the manager of the club that you claim to support is a very big step. My last point, those that live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones and I know for a fact that at one time, you lived in a glass house. VegasSeagull
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