Albion compensate away fans with food and drink offer

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

 Albion are offering fans who bought a ticket for today's postponement at Blackburn a free pie and drink at a future game at The Amex.


  The Seagulls have been swift to make the gesture to travelling supporters after the match at Ewood Park was not called off until 12.30pm.


  Chief executive Paul Barber said: "We really appreciate our fans' great loyalty and fantastic support for the club just three days before Christmas. As a token of our gratitude we would like to offer fans who bought a Blackburn ticket a bite to eat and a drink on us at a future home game.


  "We're very sorry that so many fans made such a long journey only to suffer from the late but unavoidable postponement of the game. Unfortunately, we weren’t aware of a pitch inspection until very late in the morning. It took place at 12.30pm - once many of us had already arrived in the north west.


  "As soon as we were aware of the referee’s decision to postpone the match we made the announcement to inform our travelling supporters as quickly as possible. We thank everyone for making the huge effort and hope everyone has a safe journey home. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas."


  Original tickets for the rearranged trip to Blackburn, on a date to be fixed, will be valid but fans unable to attend can claim a full refund on production of their ticket by visiting either of the club's ticket offices, located at The Amex or in Queens Road, Brighton.

 

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2:56pm Sat 22 Dec 12

weststandupperlacostearmy says...

And what are Blackburn offering?...at least the same i hope to fans that make the rescheduled match!
And what are Blackburn offering?...at least the same i hope to fans that make the rescheduled match! weststandupperlacostearmy
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2:59pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Bucket feet Duffy says...

A shame for those travelling but on the plus side we could do with some time to get some of our players fit
A shame for those travelling but on the plus side we could do with some time to get some of our players fit Bucket feet Duffy
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2:59pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Bucket feet Duffy says...

A shame for those travelling but on the plus side we could do with some time to get some of our players fit
A shame for those travelling but on the plus side we could do with some time to get some of our players fit Bucket feet Duffy
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3:09pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Never_Wrong says...

Nice gesture from our club....so what will Blackburn be offering those that traveled? Free fried chicken?
Nice gesture from our club....so what will Blackburn be offering those that traveled? Free fried chicken? Never_Wrong
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3:13pm Sat 22 Dec 12

thebigun says...

I dont go to away gamesbut I admire fans that do.The Albion should offer a pint a pie and free transport to the revised match.Thats the least they deserve
I dont go to away games[costs/time]but I admire fans that do.The Albion should offer a pint a pie and free transport to the revised match.Thats the least they deserve thebigun
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3:16pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Hove Actually says...

Sad but with the rain we've had lately, not to unexpected. Lets hope we don't get to many cancellations in the next few weeks.
Sad but with the rain we've had lately, not to unexpected. Lets hope we don't get to many cancellations in the next few weeks. Hove Actually
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3:18pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Tigerandy says...

Parked up in Blackburn just in time to be told the game is of GUTTED! But thinking about it it's still better than Christmas shopping with " The one that has to be obeyed "feeling better already
Parked up in Blackburn just in time to be told the game is of GUTTED! But thinking about it it's still better than Christmas shopping with " The one that has to be obeyed "feeling better already Tigerandy
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3:20pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Alfie T says...

Hove Actually wrote:
Sad but with the rain we've had lately, not to unexpected. Lets hope we don't get to many cancellations in the next few weeks.
Not too unexpected ? The only Championship game called off in the country!!
[quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: Sad but with the rain we've had lately, not to unexpected. Lets hope we don't get to many cancellations in the next few weeks.[/p][/quote]Not too unexpected ? The only Championship game called off in the country!! Alfie T
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3:26pm Sat 22 Dec 12

cgull5 says...

With the amount I have spent today on train tickets for my two boys and I, I really hope the pies will be filled with caviar!!
With the amount I have spent today on train tickets for my two boys and I, I really hope the pies will be filled with caviar!! cgull5
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3:32pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Tigerandy says...

Well done Albion,that's a great thing to do,I will be looking forward to mine!
Well done Albion,that's a great thing to do,I will be looking forward to mine! Tigerandy
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3:39pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Alan G Skinner says...

I don't want anything from BrIghton, it not their fault. Any recompense should come from Blackburn Rovers, free return coaches for Brighton fans to Ewood is the only acceptable compensation.
I don't want anything from BrIghton, it not their fault. Any recompense should come from Blackburn Rovers, free return coaches for Brighton fans to Ewood is the only acceptable compensation. Alan G Skinner
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3:43pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Beethoven says...

With the dire weather forecasts, one expected some games to be cancelled but since Ewood Park is a Premiership Ground, and since some other fixtures in Lancashire are being played you have to ask - why? and at the late hour?

I would hope that Blackburn Rovers offer some recompense to our hardy travelling supporters - of which I am not one today
With the dire weather forecasts, one expected some games to be cancelled but since Ewood Park is a Premiership Ground, and since some other fixtures in Lancashire are being played you have to ask - why? and at the late hour? I would hope that Blackburn Rovers offer some recompense to our hardy travelling supporters - of which I am not one today Beethoven
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3:58pm Sat 22 Dec 12

carrot muncher says...

well mr barber, you are so generous!! how much have fans spent out in travel? surely somebody had looked at the weather forecast, why did nobody consider an 8am inspection, why wait until 12.30 when everybody would already have arrived!! farce comes to mind..
well mr barber, you are so generous!! how much have fans spent out in travel? surely somebody had looked at the weather forecast, why did nobody consider an 8am inspection, why wait until 12.30 when everybody would already have arrived!! farce comes to mind.. carrot muncher
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3:58pm Sat 22 Dec 12

carrot muncher says...

well mr barber, you are so generous!! how much have fans spent out in travel? surely somebody had looked at the weather forecast, why did nobody consider an 8am inspection, why wait until 12.30 when everybody would already have arrived!! farce comes to mind..
well mr barber, you are so generous!! how much have fans spent out in travel? surely somebody had looked at the weather forecast, why did nobody consider an 8am inspection, why wait until 12.30 when everybody would already have arrived!! farce comes to mind.. carrot muncher
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4:56pm Sat 22 Dec 12

campotolox says...

So you bought £100 squid pie,get over it!!
So you bought £100 squid pie,get over it!! campotolox
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5:06pm Sat 22 Dec 12

StevieD says...

Just call it a draw, most likely result anyway.
Weather really isn't anybody's fault but sorry for the travelling support who have to battle thier back as the conditions worsen.
Just call it a draw, most likely result anyway. Weather really isn't anybody's fault but sorry for the travelling support who have to battle thier back as the conditions worsen. StevieD
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5:08pm Sat 22 Dec 12

campotolox says...

Have you got no dosh,are you on unemploymant?
Have you got no dosh,are you on unemploymant? campotolox
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5:16pm Sat 22 Dec 12

mark by the sea says...

Beethoven wrote:
With the dire weather forecasts, one expected some games to be cancelled but since Ewood Park is a Premiership Ground, and since some other fixtures in Lancashire are being played you have to ask - why? and at the late hour?

I would hope that Blackburn Rovers offer some recompense to our hardy travelling supporters - of which I am not one today
Obviously the ref or Blackburn failed to think about the constant weather, I would have thought the game was in the balance last night? With more rain forecast. Club and ref should have sorted it.
On a positive, time for the big cheque book to be used. Striker urgently needed, only thing is, will Gus go one up front?
[quote][p][bold]Beethoven[/bold] wrote: With the dire weather forecasts, one expected some games to be cancelled but since Ewood Park is a Premiership Ground, and since some other fixtures in Lancashire are being played you have to ask - why? and at the late hour? I would hope that Blackburn Rovers offer some recompense to our hardy travelling supporters - of which I am not one today[/p][/quote]Obviously the ref or Blackburn failed to think about the constant weather, I would have thought the game was in the balance last night? With more rain forecast. Club and ref should have sorted it. On a positive, time for the big cheque book to be used. Striker urgently needed, only thing is, will Gus go one up front? mark by the sea
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6:10pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Hove Actually says...

Alfie T wrote:
Hove Actually wrote:
Sad but with the rain we've had lately, not to unexpected. Lets hope we don't get to many cancellations in the next few weeks.
Not too unexpected ? The only Championship game called off in the country!!
Seeing there was talk last night about the pitch and the rain that was forcast...
Not to unexpected
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: Sad but with the rain we've had lately, not to unexpected. Lets hope we don't get to many cancellations in the next few weeks.[/p][/quote]Not too unexpected ? The only Championship game called off in the country!![/p][/quote]Seeing there was talk last night about the pitch and the rain that was forcast... Not to unexpected Hove Actually
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6:31pm Sat 22 Dec 12

ballantrrae says...

Alan G Skinner wrote:
I don't want anything from BrIghton, it not their fault. Any recompense should come from Blackburn Rovers, free return coaches for Brighton fans to Ewood is the only acceptable compensation.
Good Post.
Given that Blackburn don't appear to have issued any warning that the game might not be played, the best compensation might be all three points to the Seagulls on the normal 3-0 basis.
The fact that The Albion were not aware of any potential problem as Paul Barber states is not really acceptable.
Whilst I am pleased that our club are trying to compensate our travelling fans I agree with you Alan Skinner that it's Blackburn who should do so.
One's attitude is very different when a club issues a warning that a game might not go ahead but one decides to travel in case it does.
[quote][p][bold]Alan G Skinner[/bold] wrote: I don't want anything from BrIghton, it not their fault. Any recompense should come from Blackburn Rovers, free return coaches for Brighton fans to Ewood is the only acceptable compensation.[/p][/quote]Good Post. Given that Blackburn don't appear to have issued any warning that the game might not be played, the best compensation might be all three points to the Seagulls on the normal 3-0 basis. The fact that The Albion were not aware of any potential problem as Paul Barber states is not really acceptable. Whilst I am pleased that our club are trying to compensate our travelling fans I agree with you Alan Skinner that it's Blackburn who should do so. One's attitude is very different when a club issues a warning that a game might not go ahead but one decides to travel in case it does. ballantrrae
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7:11pm Sat 22 Dec 12

sussexram40 says...

Pie and a drink is a nice gesture. It will make sure the fans turn out at the Amex.
Pie and a drink is a nice gesture. It will make sure the fans turn out at the Amex. sussexram40
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7:12pm Sat 22 Dec 12

ballantrrae says...

ballantrrae wrote:
Alan G Skinner wrote:
I don't want anything from BrIghton, it not their fault. Any recompense should come from Blackburn Rovers, free return coaches for Brighton fans to Ewood is the only acceptable compensation.
Good Post.
Given that Blackburn don't appear to have issued any warning that the game might not be played, the best compensation might be all three points to the Seagulls on the normal 3-0 basis.
The fact that The Albion were not aware of any potential problem as Paul Barber states is not really acceptable.
Whilst I am pleased that our club are trying to compensate our travelling fans I agree with you Alan Skinner that it's Blackburn who should do so.
One's attitude is very different when a club issues a warning that a game might not go ahead but one decides to travel in case it does.
Should read 'the Albion were not MADE aware of any potential problem.
I really sympathise with those fans who travelled today. I didn't. Because of Christmas shopping !
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alan G Skinner[/bold] wrote: I don't want anything from BrIghton, it not their fault. Any recompense should come from Blackburn Rovers, free return coaches for Brighton fans to Ewood is the only acceptable compensation.[/p][/quote]Good Post. Given that Blackburn don't appear to have issued any warning that the game might not be played, the best compensation might be all three points to the Seagulls on the normal 3-0 basis. The fact that The Albion were not aware of any potential problem as Paul Barber states is not really acceptable. Whilst I am pleased that our club are trying to compensate our travelling fans I agree with you Alan Skinner that it's Blackburn who should do so. One's attitude is very different when a club issues a warning that a game might not go ahead but one decides to travel in case it does.[/p][/quote]Should read 'the Albion were not MADE aware of any potential problem. I really sympathise with those fans who travelled today. I didn't. Because of Christmas shopping ! ballantrrae
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7:45pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Bazzalona says...

Blackburn fan here (in peace). Feel really bad for anyone who travelled, but i dont think you can blame anyone at Ewood for this either. There was a deluge this morning in Lancashire, an 8am inspection would most likely have been playable. Its the referees call when to do the pitch inspections anyway.

I do think the free pie and drink from your club is actually a bit poor. Whats that worth, about a fiver for travelling the full length of the country twice.

Both clubs should split the cost 50:50 to ensure free coach travel for the rearranged game for those Brighton fans who did travel today.
Blackburn fan here (in peace). Feel really bad for anyone who travelled, but i dont think you can blame anyone at Ewood for this either. There was a deluge this morning in Lancashire, an 8am inspection would most likely have been playable. Its the referees call when to do the pitch inspections anyway. I do think the free pie and drink from your club is actually a bit poor. Whats that worth, about a fiver for travelling the full length of the country twice. Both clubs should split the cost 50:50 to ensure free coach travel for the rearranged game for those Brighton fans who did travel today. Bazzalona
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8:20pm Sat 22 Dec 12

sussexram40 says...

Really it's a bit mad to embark on a long journey like that at this time of the year right before Christmas. And for a football match that given the weather forecast was always a chance would be postponed.
Really it's a bit mad to embark on a long journey like that at this time of the year right before Christmas. And for a football match that given the weather forecast was always a chance would be postponed. sussexram40
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8:28pm Sat 22 Dec 12

albionvicar says...

Strange then no problems at Accrington. Still good day out with the Plymouth fans.
Strange then no problems at Accrington. Still good day out with the Plymouth fans. albionvicar
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10:11pm Sat 22 Dec 12

tug509 says...

The Lancashire Telegraph has some Interesting posts!!!. UTA
The Lancashire Telegraph has some Interesting posts!!!. UTA tug509
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10:42pm Sat 22 Dec 12

campotolox says...

Just somes you lot up,pies!!fat fffss
Just somes you lot up,pies!!fat fffss campotolox
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3:12am Sun 23 Dec 12

Freeloaders says...

Thats some Christmas break they have had again while other clubs are working hard & playing games.I think most fans that can think for themselfs know Tony Bloom has told Poyet to overhaul the squad.I got to three games in & around the London area yesterday.Most of the talk i could here was the super job Zola is doing at Watford on half the money Poyets had.Also loads of people talking about Zaha & the lad at Blackpool.But not one word about,Barker,Oatway Jr,Rodgers,Dunk,Jake Forster,and Dickenson.I put my house that not one prem or championship club sign them.Why are the good fans of this club paying these guys wages.
Thats some Christmas break they have had again while other clubs are working hard & playing games.I think most fans that can think for themselfs know Tony Bloom has told Poyet to overhaul the squad.I got to three games in & around the London area yesterday.Most of the talk i could here was the super job Zola is doing at Watford on half the money Poyets had.Also loads of people talking about Zaha & the lad at Blackpool.But not one word about,Barker,Oatway Jr,Rodgers,Dunk,Jake Forster,and Dickenson.I put my house that not one prem or championship club sign them.Why are the good fans of this club paying these guys wages. Freeloaders
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9:05am Sun 23 Dec 12

Gazza by the sea says...

On the plus side - I did have a lovely mixed grill for lunch near Warrington and Zamora should be fit for the rearranged game :-)
On the plus side - I did have a lovely mixed grill for lunch near Warrington and Zamora should be fit for the rearranged game :-) Gazza by the sea
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9:22am Sun 23 Dec 12

Smartbloke says...

carrot muncher wrote:
well mr barber, you are so generous!! how much have fans spent out in travel? surely somebody had looked at the weather forecast, why did nobody consider an 8am inspection, why wait until 12.30 when everybody would already have arrived!! farce comes to mind..
Quite impressive with its depth of ignorance.
[quote][p][bold]carrot muncher[/bold] wrote: well mr barber, you are so generous!! how much have fans spent out in travel? surely somebody had looked at the weather forecast, why did nobody consider an 8am inspection, why wait until 12.30 when everybody would already have arrived!! farce comes to mind..[/p][/quote]Quite impressive with its depth of ignorance. Smartbloke
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11:00am Sun 23 Dec 12

Clean Sheet says...

Just watched the final match from the 78/79 promotion season on ITV4, Newcastle 1 Brighton 3, Nobby, Wardy and Gerry with the goals. Fantastic season, and the movement and mobility was incredible.
Just watched the final match from the 78/79 promotion season on ITV4, Newcastle 1 Brighton 3, Nobby, Wardy and Gerry with the goals. Fantastic season, and the movement and mobility was incredible. Clean Sheet
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12:08pm Sun 23 Dec 12

The Phantom says...

Clean Sheet wrote:
Just watched the final match from the 78/79 promotion season on ITV4, Newcastle 1 Brighton 3, Nobby, Wardy and Gerry with the goals. Fantastic season, and the movement and mobility was incredible.
Oh no, can't believe I missed that - second must watch programme I have missed now.....annoying!
[quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: Just watched the final match from the 78/79 promotion season on ITV4, Newcastle 1 Brighton 3, Nobby, Wardy and Gerry with the goals. Fantastic season, and the movement and mobility was incredible.[/p][/quote]Oh no, can't believe I missed that - second must watch programme I have missed now.....annoying! The Phantom
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3:22pm Sun 23 Dec 12

suede27 says...

Free lukewarm pie and a flat pint, wow, what a gesture.
Free lukewarm pie and a flat pint, wow, what a gesture. suede27
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4:44pm Sun 23 Dec 12

campotolox says...

YE 4 ALL THE FAT ONES AND THE ONES THAT LIKE A DRINK THAT WILL GO WELL TOWARDS YOUR £100 SQUID YOU SPENT ON TRAVELING?
YE 4 ALL THE FAT ONES AND THE ONES THAT LIKE A DRINK THAT WILL GO WELL TOWARDS YOUR £100 SQUID YOU SPENT ON TRAVELING? campotolox
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8:38pm Sun 23 Dec 12

brightonup says...

Freeloaders wrote:
Thats some Christmas break they have had again while other clubs are working hard & playing games.I think most fans that can think for themselfs know Tony Bloom has told Poyet to overhaul the squad.I got to three games in & around the London area yesterday.Most of the talk i could here was the super job Zola is doing at Watford on half the money Poyets had.Also loads of people talking about Zaha & the lad at Blackpool.But not one word about,Barker,Oatway Jr,Rodgers,Dunk,Jake Forster,and Dickenson.I put my house that not one prem or championship club sign them.Why are the good fans of this club paying these guys wages.
A complete zero with no balance in his comments. What keeps him spewing out his negativity? Terminal stupidity!
[quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: Thats some Christmas break they have had again while other clubs are working hard & playing games.I think most fans that can think for themselfs know Tony Bloom has told Poyet to overhaul the squad.I got to three games in & around the London area yesterday.Most of the talk i could here was the super job Zola is doing at Watford on half the money Poyets had.Also loads of people talking about Zaha & the lad at Blackpool.But not one word about,Barker,Oatway Jr,Rodgers,Dunk,Jake Forster,and Dickenson.I put my house that not one prem or championship club sign them.Why are the good fans of this club paying these guys wages.[/p][/quote]A complete zero with no balance in his comments. What keeps him spewing out his negativity? Terminal stupidity! brightonup
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9:40pm Sun 23 Dec 12

championshipgull says...

As we haven’t play our pre Christmas game but we have played our post Christmas game. I am glad to have this opportunity to wish you all a belated merry Christmas in advance.
As we haven’t play our pre Christmas game but we have played our post Christmas game. I am glad to have this opportunity to wish you all a belated merry Christmas in advance. championshipgull
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10:15pm Sun 23 Dec 12

brightonup says...

championshipgull wrote:
As we haven’t play our pre Christmas game but we have played our post Christmas game. I am glad to have this opportunity to wish you all a belated merry Christmas in advance.
Yep - Happy Christmas to all contributers......
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: As we haven’t play our pre Christmas game but we have played our post Christmas game. I am glad to have this opportunity to wish you all a belated merry Christmas in advance.[/p][/quote]Yep - Happy Christmas to all contributers...... brightonup
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10:43pm Sun 23 Dec 12

sussexram40 says...

Happy Chistmas to all my fellow Argus commentators, even those who occasionally disagree with me.
I'll be back with my thoughts in time for the Watford clash.
Happy Chistmas to all my fellow Argus commentators, even those who occasionally disagree with me. I'll be back with my thoughts in time for the Watford clash. sussexram40
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7:20am Mon 24 Dec 12

Far gull says...

See Southampton want Buckley (see daily mirror-bbbc sport) not available for two million surely??? Perhaps saints mean plus rickie lambert .????!
See Southampton want Buckley (see daily mirror-bbbc sport) not available for two million surely??? Perhaps saints mean plus rickie lambert .????! Far gull
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8:37am Mon 24 Dec 12

SMF20 says...

Far gull wrote:
See Southampton want Buckley (see daily mirror-bbbc sport) not available for two million surely??? Perhaps saints mean plus rickie lambert .????!
Just seen this myself Far gull. It's in The Star too.
Like you have mentioned, 2 million seems a bit low given Gp's recent statements about not selling our best players on the cheap.
I personally would take the all edged 2 if offered but I'd want Billy Sharp and Hammond as part of the deal as well.
Uta
[quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: See Southampton want Buckley (see daily mirror-bbbc sport) not available for two million surely??? Perhaps saints mean plus rickie lambert .????![/p][/quote]Just seen this myself Far gull. It's in The Star too. Like you have mentioned, 2 million seems a bit low given Gp's recent statements about not selling our best players on the cheap. I personally would take the all edged 2 if offered but I'd want Billy Sharp and Hammond as part of the deal as well. Uta SMF20
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8:48am Mon 24 Dec 12

mark by the sea says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Happy Chistmas to all my fellow Argus commentators, even those who occasionally disagree with me.
I'll be back with my thoughts in time for the Watford clash.
Lets hope the Watford game is snowed off and rearranged for April!
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: Happy Chistmas to all my fellow Argus commentators, even those who occasionally disagree with me. I'll be back with my thoughts in time for the Watford clash.[/p][/quote]Lets hope the Watford game is snowed off and rearranged for April! mark by the sea
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4:48pm Mon 24 Dec 12

brightonup says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Happy Chistmas to all my fellow Argus commentators, even those who occasionally disagree with me. I'll be back with my thoughts in time for the Watford clash.
Wrong again - I ALWAYS disagree with you on account of you ALWAYS being wrong.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: Happy Chistmas to all my fellow Argus commentators, even those who occasionally disagree with me. I'll be back with my thoughts in time for the Watford clash.[/p][/quote]Wrong again - I ALWAYS disagree with you on account of you ALWAYS being wrong. brightonup
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