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Macca lets transfer talk pass him by

The Argus: Craig Mackail-Smith ignores talk about his Albion future Craig Mackail-Smith ignores talk about his Albion future

ALBION hitman Craig Mackail-Smith is turning a blind eye to renewed speculation over his future.

Norwich were recently linked with a fresh bid to sign the Seagulls’ ten-goal top scorer during the January transfer window after almost landing him in August.

Mackail-Smith said: “It’s the same every year. For me I just let it go and don’t pay attention to it.

“I’ve got a job to do here, to score goals and push the team up the table, so I’ll be focusing on that.

“If anything was to arise then the gaffer would come and let me know what was happening and we’d discuss it and go from there.

“January will be nuts as usual but we’ll just have to see how it goes.”

Liam Bridcutt, Albion’s influential defensive midfielder, has also been linked with Norwich.

Mackail-Smith said: “He has been fantastic. Every game he has grown and got better. “He is still very young and I think he has got a lot to offer Brighton and bigger clubs.

“It’s great to have him, because he does such a vital job which probably isn’t as glamorous as strikers and wingers.

“He breaks up play, he helps the back four and he gives the ball to players that can go and hurt teams, so he is a massive part of our team.”

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5:57pm Fri 28 Dec 12

russellsnr2 says...

Don't think Macca will move at this time.
Also noticed on looking at both BBC and Skysports sites not a mention on Brighton IN or OUT, Gus really does play it close to his chest.
Don't think Macca will move at this time. Also noticed on looking at both BBC and Skysports sites not a mention on Brighton IN or OUT, Gus really does play it close to his chest. russellsnr2
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6:00pm Fri 28 Dec 12

mikeygit says...

Well said Macca--a true professional. As for Woods--looks as if we have lost out to Leicester---did we really want him?? The fee would appear not to be a problem at the quoted £1m The Amex is a better stadium than Leicesters--maybe we did not try hard enough, wage demands too high or just he did not want to come down SOUTH. Maybe Gus will let us know the details in due course. So yet another striker to take off the list!!
Well said Macca--a true professional. As for Woods--looks as if we have lost out to Leicester---did we really want him?? The fee would appear not to be a problem at the quoted £1m The Amex is a better stadium than Leicesters--maybe we did not try hard enough, wage demands too high or just he did not want to come down SOUTH. Maybe Gus will let us know the details in due course. So yet another striker to take off the list!! mikeygit
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6:07pm Fri 28 Dec 12

mikeygit says...

Russellsnr---yes I looked at same sites. Brighton does seem to be adept at shying away from 'rumours'. I think Gus is very good at trying to keep his star players, but does not have much luck in getting 'the right' players in at times. Lets hope this January we will have a little more luck.
On a different note--I had to laugh at Fergy calling Pardew a hypocrit, saying he always has a go at match officials, --pot kettle and black come to mind!!!
Russellsnr---yes I looked at same sites. Brighton does seem to be adept at shying away from 'rumours'. I think Gus is very good at trying to keep his star players, but does not have much luck in getting 'the right' players in at times. Lets hope this January we will have a little more luck. On a different note--I had to laugh at Fergy calling Pardew a hypocrit, saying he always has a go at match officials, --pot kettle and black come to mind!!! mikeygit
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6:09pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Alan G Skinner says...

Not the right player for us. Let's just wait and see what happens.
Not the right player for us. Let's just wait and see what happens. Alan G Skinner
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6:26pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Clean Sheet says...

Don't think GP will lose any sleep over Wood.
Don't think GP will lose any sleep over Wood. Clean Sheet
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6:31pm Fri 28 Dec 12

tug509 says...

ferguson,biggest hypocrite,moaner waste of tv time,the man can only find fault with others. definitely not a role model.
ferguson,biggest hypocrite,moaner waste of tv time,the man can only find fault with others. definitely not a role model. tug509
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6:56pm Fri 28 Dec 12

namgo49 says...

Glad to see Wood has gone to Leicester. He would not have fitted in well here particularly if CMS stays on the books. GP needs to focus on the talent we have, Hoskins for instance. I would love to see him get a run of games and I think a lot of people would be surprised at how good he is.

Disappointed still with Dobbie. I can't believe how slow he is.

Looking forward to the game tomorrow, should be plenty of entertainment and hopefully, a home win. Weather forecast not good though, wet weather gear at the ready!!
Glad to see Wood has gone to Leicester. He would not have fitted in well here particularly if CMS stays on the books. GP needs to focus on the talent we have, Hoskins for instance. I would love to see him get a run of games and I think a lot of people would be surprised at how good he is. Disappointed still with Dobbie. I can't believe how slow he is. Looking forward to the game tomorrow, should be plenty of entertainment and hopefully, a home win. Weather forecast not good though, wet weather gear at the ready!! namgo49
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7:00pm Fri 28 Dec 12

south1919 says...

CMS to Leeds done deal
CMS to Leeds done deal south1919
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7:02pm Fri 28 Dec 12

tug509 says...

south1919 wrote:
CMS to Leeds done deal
That would be a bloody crime,we havn`t given the man a proper chance. UTA
[quote][p][bold]south1919[/bold] wrote: CMS to Leeds done deal[/p][/quote]That would be a bloody crime,we havn`t given the man a proper chance. UTA tug509
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7:03pm Fri 28 Dec 12

jockithenoo says...

mikeygit wrote:
Well said Macca--a true professional. As for Woods--looks as if we have lost out to Leicester---did we really want him?? The fee would appear not to be a problem at the quoted £1m The Amex is a better stadium than Leicesters--maybe we did not try hard enough, wage demands too high or just he did not want to come down SOUTH. Maybe Gus will let us know the details in due course. So yet another striker to take off the list!!
I don't think you understand Gus, when he let's a name slip its usually always a smoke screen he doesn't want them.
I think £1m plus was to much for woods anyhow.let's see what January brings?
Seagulls
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Well said Macca--a true professional. As for Woods--looks as if we have lost out to Leicester---did we really want him?? The fee would appear not to be a problem at the quoted £1m The Amex is a better stadium than Leicesters--maybe we did not try hard enough, wage demands too high or just he did not want to come down SOUTH. Maybe Gus will let us know the details in due course. So yet another striker to take off the list!![/p][/quote]I don't think you understand Gus, when he let's a name slip its usually always a smoke screen he doesn't want them. I think £1m plus was to much for woods anyhow.let's see what January brings? Seagulls jockithenoo
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7:03pm Fri 28 Dec 12

jockithenoo says...

mikeygit wrote:
Well said Macca--a true professional. As for Woods--looks as if we have lost out to Leicester---did we really want him?? The fee would appear not to be a problem at the quoted £1m The Amex is a better stadium than Leicesters--maybe we did not try hard enough, wage demands too high or just he did not want to come down SOUTH. Maybe Gus will let us know the details in due course. So yet another striker to take off the list!!
I don't think you understand Gus, when he let's a name slip its usually always a smoke screen he doesn't want them.
I think £1m plus was to much for woods anyhow.let's see what January brings?
Seagulls
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Well said Macca--a true professional. As for Woods--looks as if we have lost out to Leicester---did we really want him?? The fee would appear not to be a problem at the quoted £1m The Amex is a better stadium than Leicesters--maybe we did not try hard enough, wage demands too high or just he did not want to come down SOUTH. Maybe Gus will let us know the details in due course. So yet another striker to take off the list!![/p][/quote]I don't think you understand Gus, when he let's a name slip its usually always a smoke screen he doesn't want them. I think £1m plus was to much for woods anyhow.let's see what January brings? Seagulls jockithenoo
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7:04pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Albion In Staffs says...

Don't think we should consider Wood as another one "we've lost out on" or that " he might not have wanted to come south." I'd suggest we simply didn't want him (for whatever reason) so please let's move on without an evening in which this forum chastises the club for another "miss."
CMS' comments are interesting in that he leaves the door open in typical player fashion. My own instinct is he's been told he can go if someone pays up? In which case, there could be an interesting month ahead.
Don't think we should consider Wood as another one "we've lost out on" or that " he might not have wanted to come south." I'd suggest we simply didn't want him (for whatever reason) so please let's move on without an evening in which this forum chastises the club for another "miss." CMS' comments are interesting in that he leaves the door open in typical player fashion. My own instinct is he's been told he can go if someone pays up? In which case, there could be an interesting month ahead. Albion In Staffs
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7:09pm Fri 28 Dec 12

SMF20 says...

namgo49 wrote:
Glad to see Wood has gone to Leicester. He would not have fitted in well here particularly if CMS stays on the books. GP needs to focus on the talent we have, Hoskins for instance. I would love to see him get a run of games and I think a lot of people would be surprised at how good he is.

Disappointed still with Dobbie. I can't believe how slow he is.

Looking forward to the game tomorrow, should be plenty of entertainment and hopefully, a home win. Weather forecast not good though, wet weather gear at the ready!!
If this is true then I sincerely hope that it means McCormack is coming the other way
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: Glad to see Wood has gone to Leicester. He would not have fitted in well here particularly if CMS stays on the books. GP needs to focus on the talent we have, Hoskins for instance. I would love to see him get a run of games and I think a lot of people would be surprised at how good he is. Disappointed still with Dobbie. I can't believe how slow he is. Looking forward to the game tomorrow, should be plenty of entertainment and hopefully, a home win. Weather forecast not good though, wet weather gear at the ready!![/p][/quote]If this is true then I sincerely hope that it means McCormack is coming the other way SMF20
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7:09pm Fri 28 Dec 12

SMF20 says...

SMF20 wrote:
namgo49 wrote:
Glad to see Wood has gone to Leicester. He would not have fitted in well here particularly if CMS stays on the books. GP needs to focus on the talent we have, Hoskins for instance. I would love to see him get a run of games and I think a lot of people would be surprised at how good he is.

Disappointed still with Dobbie. I can't believe how slow he is.

Looking forward to the game tomorrow, should be plenty of entertainment and hopefully, a home win. Weather forecast not good though, wet weather gear at the ready!!
If this is true then I sincerely hope that it means McCormack is coming the other way
Sorry was in reply to Cms off to Leeds quote
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: Glad to see Wood has gone to Leicester. He would not have fitted in well here particularly if CMS stays on the books. GP needs to focus on the talent we have, Hoskins for instance. I would love to see him get a run of games and I think a lot of people would be surprised at how good he is. Disappointed still with Dobbie. I can't believe how slow he is. Looking forward to the game tomorrow, should be plenty of entertainment and hopefully, a home win. Weather forecast not good though, wet weather gear at the ready!![/p][/quote]If this is true then I sincerely hope that it means McCormack is coming the other way[/p][/quote]Sorry was in reply to Cms off to Leeds quote SMF20
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7:10pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Clean Sheet says...

south1919 wrote:
CMS to Leeds done deal
Why?
[quote][p][bold]south1919[/bold] wrote: CMS to Leeds done deal[/p][/quote]Why? Clean Sheet
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7:12pm Fri 28 Dec 12

fairweathersupporter says...

namgo49 wrote:
Glad to see Wood has gone to Leicester. He would not have fitted in well here particularly if CMS stays on the books. GP needs to focus on the talent we have, Hoskins for instance. I would love to see him get a run of games and I think a lot of people would be surprised at how good he is.

Disappointed still with Dobbie. I can't believe how slow he is.

Looking forward to the game tomorrow, should be plenty of entertainment and hopefully, a home win. Weather forecast not good though, wet weather gear at the ready!!
I share your tidings re Wood but don't see Hoskins as the answer either. He has had a go recently and needed to hit the ground running. Hopefully proved wrong tomorrow but more importantly and perhaps more worryingly for him... I don't think Gus rates him or his attitude.
Dobbie has also tried Gus's patience by the look of things.

I have my galoshes at the ready. Tomorrow should be a good game. Got draw written all over it but i'll settle for your home win.
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: Glad to see Wood has gone to Leicester. He would not have fitted in well here particularly if CMS stays on the books. GP needs to focus on the talent we have, Hoskins for instance. I would love to see him get a run of games and I think a lot of people would be surprised at how good he is. Disappointed still with Dobbie. I can't believe how slow he is. Looking forward to the game tomorrow, should be plenty of entertainment and hopefully, a home win. Weather forecast not good though, wet weather gear at the ready!![/p][/quote]I share your tidings re Wood but don't see Hoskins as the answer either. He has had a go recently and needed to hit the ground running. Hopefully proved wrong tomorrow but more importantly and perhaps more worryingly for him... I don't think Gus rates him or his attitude. Dobbie has also tried Gus's patience by the look of things. I have my galoshes at the ready. Tomorrow should be a good game. Got draw written all over it but i'll settle for your home win. fairweathersupporter
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7:15pm Fri 28 Dec 12

SMF20 says...

In light of South1919's comment, it will be interesting to see if Cms starts tomorrow.
In light of South1919's comment, it will be interesting to see if Cms starts tomorrow. SMF20
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7:16pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Jaghebby says...

Can't see why anyone would want CMS - his first touch is usually wayward, his control and passing are poor and he doesn't make up for those failings by scoring enough goals!
Can't see why anyone would want CMS - his first touch is usually wayward, his control and passing are poor and he doesn't make up for those failings by scoring enough goals! Jaghebby
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7:25pm Fri 28 Dec 12

raymondo999 says...

At last someone has mentioned CMSs extremely poor first touch. he has many positive qualities and gives 100per cent, but that first touch will always let him down and be a real no no if he ever makes the premiership.
At last someone has mentioned CMSs extremely poor first touch. he has many positive qualities and gives 100per cent, but that first touch will always let him down and be a real no no if he ever makes the premiership. raymondo999
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7:25pm Fri 28 Dec 12

tug509 says...

Jaghebby wrote:
Can't see why anyone would want CMS - his first touch is usually wayward, his control and passing are poor and he doesn't make up for those failings by scoring enough goals!
Only because he has never had the support on the field that P,boro gave him.
Its our fault we havn`t seen the best of CMS,any new players might change that. UTA
[quote][p][bold]Jaghebby[/bold] wrote: Can't see why anyone would want CMS - his first touch is usually wayward, his control and passing are poor and he doesn't make up for those failings by scoring enough goals![/p][/quote]Only because he has never had the support on the field that P,boro gave him. Its our fault we havn`t seen the best of CMS,any new players might change that. UTA tug509
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7:29pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Ringmer Rich says...

I've seen the rumour about CMS to Leeds for £2 million. Don't think Bloom would sell at a loss, especially such a big loss.
I've seen the rumour about CMS to Leeds for £2 million. Don't think Bloom would sell at a loss, especially such a big loss. Ringmer Rich
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7:32pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Jaghebby says...

Quality will always shine through even if the support isn't always there! Unfortunately CMS isn't consistent enough and when it comes to showing that quality it is only sporadic at best!
Quality will always shine through even if the support isn't always there! Unfortunately CMS isn't consistent enough and when it comes to showing that quality it is only sporadic at best! Jaghebby
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7:32pm Fri 28 Dec 12

SMF20 says...

Ringmer Rich wrote:
I've seen the rumour about CMS to Leeds for £2 million. Don't think Bloom would sell at a loss, especially such a big loss.
Perhaps we only paid £2m upfront and the rest over a set period which Leeds may have taken on too. Just a thought.
[quote][p][bold]Ringmer Rich[/bold] wrote: I've seen the rumour about CMS to Leeds for £2 million. Don't think Bloom would sell at a loss, especially such a big loss.[/p][/quote]Perhaps we only paid £2m upfront and the rest over a set period which Leeds may have taken on too. Just a thought. SMF20
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7:34pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Seaguller says...

Cms can run all day but he is and never will be a Charlie Austin,that's who I'd love to see but I think he's off to a prem team...
Cms can run all day but he is and never will be a Charlie Austin,that's who I'd love to see but I think he's off to a prem team... Seaguller
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7:38pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

tug509 wrote:
ferguson,biggest hypocrite,moaner waste of tv time,the man can only find fault with others. definitely not a role model.
I know several people who know him personally and say he is nothing like that - easy to mistake though as he does come across badly most of the time.

Anyway, in an ideal world none of the main 20 players will go, a few of the fringe players will move out and we get in 2-3 'spine' players. Exciting times.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: ferguson,biggest hypocrite,moaner waste of tv time,the man can only find fault with others. definitely not a role model.[/p][/quote]I know several people who know him personally and say he is nothing like that - easy to mistake though as he does come across badly most of the time. Anyway, in an ideal world none of the main 20 players will go, a few of the fringe players will move out and we get in 2-3 'spine' players. Exciting times. Old Scrote of the Amex
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7:40pm Fri 28 Dec 12

namgo49 says...

I think you will find that if CMS does go we shall get Graham from Swansea.
I think you will find that if CMS does go we shall get Graham from Swansea. namgo49
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7:58pm Fri 28 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

I keep reading about how good Hoskins is but so far he can't find his scoring boots.
Is Hoskins really that good or is he getting more space because CMS draws more than one defender toward him.
For me the jury is still out on Hoskins, and yes, give him a run of games and see if he can deliver.

CMS to move on, maybe, but he won't go cheap. Gus doesn't need to replace CMS but he does need to find someone to play with him, the target man.

There is so much talk of finding a, 'proven goal scorer at this level,' what does, 'proven,' mean, 20 goals in a season? CMS has half that number in half of the season and he didn't play in all the matches. If Norwich are looking at CMS then would they not also be looking at Murray and Becchio? (spell check Becchio)
I keep reading about how good Hoskins is but so far he can't find his scoring boots. Is Hoskins really that good or is he getting more space because CMS draws more than one defender toward him. For me the jury is still out on Hoskins, and yes, give him a run of games and see if he can deliver. CMS to move on, maybe, but he won't go cheap. Gus doesn't need to replace CMS but he does need to find someone to play with him, the target man. There is so much talk of finding a, 'proven goal scorer at this level,' what does, 'proven,' mean, 20 goals in a season? CMS has half that number in half of the season and he didn't play in all the matches. If Norwich are looking at CMS then would they not also be looking at Murray and Becchio? (spell check Becchio) VegasSeagull
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7:58pm Fri 28 Dec 12

WiseOldSeagull says...

namgo49 wrote:
I think you will find that if CMS does go we shall get Graham from Swansea.
Graham on a loan deal would be great for us and for him until the end of the season. Great chance for him to get some game time and link up with his old pal Orlandi. He's clearly out of favour at Swansea and would understand our way of playing football.
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: I think you will find that if CMS does go we shall get Graham from Swansea.[/p][/quote]Graham on a loan deal would be great for us and for him until the end of the season. Great chance for him to get some game time and link up with his old pal Orlandi. He's clearly out of favour at Swansea and would understand our way of playing football. WiseOldSeagull
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7:59pm Fri 28 Dec 12

tug509 says...

namgo49 wrote:
I think you will find that if CMS does go we shall get Graham from Swansea.
I do hope your right.
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: I think you will find that if CMS does go we shall get Graham from Swansea.[/p][/quote]I do hope your right. tug509
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8:13pm Fri 28 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

WiseOldSeagull wrote:
namgo49 wrote: I think you will find that if CMS does go we shall get Graham from Swansea.
Graham on a loan deal would be great for us and for him until the end of the season. Great chance for him to get some game time and link up with his old pal Orlandi. He's clearly out of favour at Swansea and would understand our way of playing football.
Would not Graham and CMS together be the better plan?
One out and one is won't get it done.
We have no chance of scoring the goals needed for promotion if we don't add to our fire power rather than just swap one out.

As of right now we have just one goal scorer, CMS, we need two and we need goals from others, Hoskins, Buckley and who ever else you want to add from mid-field.
[quote][p][bold]WiseOldSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: I think you will find that if CMS does go we shall get Graham from Swansea.[/p][/quote]Graham on a loan deal would be great for us and for him until the end of the season. Great chance for him to get some game time and link up with his old pal Orlandi. He's clearly out of favour at Swansea and would understand our way of playing football.[/p][/quote]Would not Graham and CMS together be the better plan? One out and one is won't get it done. We have no chance of scoring the goals needed for promotion if we don't add to our fire power rather than just swap one out. As of right now we have just one goal scorer, CMS, we need two and we need goals from others, Hoskins, Buckley and who ever else you want to add from mid-field. VegasSeagull
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8:20pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
WiseOldSeagull wrote:
namgo49 wrote: I think you will find that if CMS does go we shall get Graham from Swansea.
Graham on a loan deal would be great for us and for him until the end of the season. Great chance for him to get some game time and link up with his old pal Orlandi. He's clearly out of favour at Swansea and would understand our way of playing football.
Would not Graham and CMS together be the better plan?
One out and one is won't get it done.
We have no chance of scoring the goals needed for promotion if we don't add to our fire power rather than just swap one out.

As of right now we have just one goal scorer, CMS, we need two and we need goals from others, Hoskins, Buckley and who ever else you want to add from mid-field.
But how many teams (decent ones) actually play with two forwards nowadays? Some play with none, but most have just the one up front with support coming from all angles. I'm still not sure we need a target man as that's not really the style of football we play. We just need someone like Lineker, Owen or Fred Binney - someone to snaffle up half-chances in and around the 6-yard area. #foxinthebox
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WiseOldSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: I think you will find that if CMS does go we shall get Graham from Swansea.[/p][/quote]Graham on a loan deal would be great for us and for him until the end of the season. Great chance for him to get some game time and link up with his old pal Orlandi. He's clearly out of favour at Swansea and would understand our way of playing football.[/p][/quote]Would not Graham and CMS together be the better plan? One out and one is won't get it done. We have no chance of scoring the goals needed for promotion if we don't add to our fire power rather than just swap one out. As of right now we have just one goal scorer, CMS, we need two and we need goals from others, Hoskins, Buckley and who ever else you want to add from mid-field.[/p][/quote]But how many teams (decent ones) actually play with two forwards nowadays? Some play with none, but most have just the one up front with support coming from all angles. I'm still not sure we need a target man as that's not really the style of football we play. We just need someone like Lineker, Owen or Fred Binney - someone to snaffle up half-chances in and around the 6-yard area. #foxinthebox Old Scrote of the Amex
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8:29pm Fri 28 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

OldScrote, who plays if CMS is injured?
If CMS is the lone striker who is the 'fox in the box,' Graham?

With the off the mark speed that CMS has he could play just behind Graham, let Graham be the lone striker.

What we have isn't working but CMS is the best we have, get somebody to help him or replace those that should be helping him.


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OldScrote, who plays if CMS is injured? If CMS is the lone striker who is the 'fox in the box,' Graham? With the off the mark speed that CMS has he could play just behind Graham, let Graham be the lone striker. What we have isn't working but CMS is the best we have, get somebody to help him or replace those that should be helping him. . VegasSeagull
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8:49pm Fri 28 Dec 12

tug509 says...

We need a "sniffer Clarke" Leeds 70s,incredible instinct for goal. UTA
We need a "sniffer Clarke" Leeds 70s,incredible instinct for goal. UTA tug509
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8:50pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Gardenboy says...

One unconfirmed report that CMS is off has triggered a lot of speculation. Me thinks that he will play tomorrow and in January, and on Feb etc etc
One unconfirmed report that CMS is off has triggered a lot of speculation. Me thinks that he will play tomorrow and in January, and on Feb etc etc Gardenboy
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8:52pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
OldScrote, who plays if CMS is injured?
If CMS is the lone striker who is the 'fox in the box,' Graham?

With the off the mark speed that CMS has he could play just behind Graham, let Graham be the lone striker.

What we have isn't working but CMS is the best we have, get somebody to help him or replace those that should be helping him.


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CMS hasn't started every game anyway, so we know we have options; Hoskins, Barnes and Dobbie can all play as a centre-forward, albeit in different styles to CMS. Barnes has a habit of being in the right place for tap-ins, but his normal withdrawn role limits these in most games.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: OldScrote, who plays if CMS is injured? If CMS is the lone striker who is the 'fox in the box,' Graham? With the off the mark speed that CMS has he could play just behind Graham, let Graham be the lone striker. What we have isn't working but CMS is the best we have, get somebody to help him or replace those that should be helping him. .[/p][/quote]CMS hasn't started every game anyway, so we know we have options; Hoskins, Barnes and Dobbie can all play as a centre-forward, albeit in different styles to CMS. Barnes has a habit of being in the right place for tap-ins, but his normal withdrawn role limits these in most games. Old Scrote of the Amex
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9:59pm Fri 28 Dec 12

jockithenoo says...

What's going on with dobbie ? ?
He was doing alright elsewhere why is he not getting more game time?
If he doesn't fit the playing style why bother with the last minute signing.
Seagulls
What's going on with dobbie ? ? He was doing alright elsewhere why is he not getting more game time? If he doesn't fit the playing style why bother with the last minute signing. Seagulls jockithenoo
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10:32pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Alfie T says...

Anyway, who started this Graham rumour?
Anyway, who started this Graham rumour? Alfie T
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11:46pm Fri 28 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

Alfie T wrote:
Anyway, who started this Graham rumour?
It's not a rumour, we were talking about Graham as a possible.
Then I started talking about how he might work with CMS rather than replacing him.
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: Anyway, who started this Graham rumour?[/p][/quote]It's not a rumour, we were talking about Graham as a possible. Then I started talking about how he might work with CMS rather than replacing him. VegasSeagull
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12:01am Sat 29 Dec 12

joannetoothfairy says...

south1919 wrote:
CMS to Leeds done deal
MOT :)
[quote][p][bold]south1919[/bold] wrote: CMS to Leeds done deal[/p][/quote]MOT :) joannetoothfairy
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12:03am Sat 29 Dec 12

joannetoothfairy says...

SMF20 wrote:
namgo49 wrote:
Glad to see Wood has gone to Leicester. He would not have fitted in well here particularly if CMS stays on the books. GP needs to focus on the talent we have, Hoskins for instance. I would love to see him get a run of games and I think a lot of people would be surprised at how good he is.

Disappointed still with Dobbie. I can't believe how slow he is.

Looking forward to the game tomorrow, should be plenty of entertainment and hopefully, a home win. Weather forecast not good though, wet weather gear at the ready!!
If this is true then I sincerely hope that it means McCormack is coming the other way
I sincerely hope not....MOT
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: Glad to see Wood has gone to Leicester. He would not have fitted in well here particularly if CMS stays on the books. GP needs to focus on the talent we have, Hoskins for instance. I would love to see him get a run of games and I think a lot of people would be surprised at how good he is. Disappointed still with Dobbie. I can't believe how slow he is. Looking forward to the game tomorrow, should be plenty of entertainment and hopefully, a home win. Weather forecast not good though, wet weather gear at the ready!![/p][/quote]If this is true then I sincerely hope that it means McCormack is coming the other way[/p][/quote]I sincerely hope not....MOT joannetoothfairy
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12:30am Sat 29 Dec 12

pablobrowno says...

We all know very well that of Cms goes to Leeds or anywhere else for that matter he will start banging the goals in and we'll be ruing the day he left in typical Murray fashion!!!

He does bring a LOT to us and we should appreciate that whilst we have him. If he goes then I'm sure we will have a more than suitable (maybe more so) replacement.

In Gus we must trust!!
We all know very well that of Cms goes to Leeds or anywhere else for that matter he will start banging the goals in and we'll be ruing the day he left in typical Murray fashion!!! He does bring a LOT to us and we should appreciate that whilst we have him. If he goes then I'm sure we will have a more than suitable (maybe more so) replacement. In Gus we must trust!! pablobrowno
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12:30am Sat 29 Dec 12

pablobrowno says...

We all know very well that of Cms goes to Leeds or anywhere else for that matter he will start banging the goals in and we'll be ruing the day he left in typical Murray fashion!!!

He does bring a LOT to us and we should appreciate that whilst we have him. If he goes then I'm sure we will have a more than suitable (maybe more so) replacement.

In Gus we must trust!!
We all know very well that of Cms goes to Leeds or anywhere else for that matter he will start banging the goals in and we'll be ruing the day he left in typical Murray fashion!!! He does bring a LOT to us and we should appreciate that whilst we have him. If he goes then I'm sure we will have a more than suitable (maybe more so) replacement. In Gus we must trust!! pablobrowno
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12:30am Sat 29 Dec 12

pablobrowno says...

We all know very well that of Cms goes to Leeds or anywhere else for that matter he will start banging the goals in and we'll be ruing the day he left in typical Murray fashion!!!

He does bring a LOT to us and we should appreciate that whilst we have him. If he goes then I'm sure we will have a more than suitable (maybe more so) replacement.

In Gus we must trust!!
We all know very well that of Cms goes to Leeds or anywhere else for that matter he will start banging the goals in and we'll be ruing the day he left in typical Murray fashion!!! He does bring a LOT to us and we should appreciate that whilst we have him. If he goes then I'm sure we will have a more than suitable (maybe more so) replacement. In Gus we must trust!! pablobrowno
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12:30am Sat 29 Dec 12

pablobrowno says...

We all know very well that of Cms goes to Leeds or anywhere else for that matter he will start banging the goals in and we'll be ruing the day he left in typical Murray fashion!!!

He does bring a LOT to us and we should appreciate that whilst we have him. If he goes then I'm sure we will have a more than suitable (maybe more so) replacement.

In Gus we must trust!!
We all know very well that of Cms goes to Leeds or anywhere else for that matter he will start banging the goals in and we'll be ruing the day he left in typical Murray fashion!!! He does bring a LOT to us and we should appreciate that whilst we have him. If he goes then I'm sure we will have a more than suitable (maybe more so) replacement. In Gus we must trust!! pablobrowno
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12:31am Sat 29 Dec 12

pablobrowno says...

Whoops sorry!!! :)
Whoops sorry!!! :) pablobrowno
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1:32am Sat 29 Dec 12

Claude Back says...

tug509 wrote:
ferguson,biggest hypocrite,moaner waste of tv time,the man can only find fault with others. definitely not a role model.
Quite agree.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: ferguson,biggest hypocrite,moaner waste of tv time,the man can only find fault with others. definitely not a role model.[/p][/quote]Quite agree. Claude Back
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10:10am Sat 29 Dec 12

olebut says...

News papers should stop speculating and managers and clubs should not start banding players names around , it is unsettling for the player and affects them. Business approaches should be done chairman to chairman and kept secret. Especially if a player and club do not wish to deal. It is time it was tightened up. ot the January window abolished. The run in to the end of the season is too important for unnecessary outside influences to affect it.
News papers should stop speculating and managers and clubs should not start banding players names around , it is unsettling for the player and affects them. Business approaches should be done chairman to chairman and kept secret. Especially if a player and club do not wish to deal. It is time it was tightened up. ot the January window abolished. The run in to the end of the season is too important for unnecessary outside influences to affect it. olebut
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10:25am Sat 29 Dec 12

south1919 says...

joannetoothfairy wrote:
SMF20 wrote:
namgo49 wrote:
Glad to see Wood has gone to Leicester. He would not have fitted in well here particularly if CMS stays on the books. GP needs to focus on the talent we have, Hoskins for instance. I would love to see him get a run of games and I think a lot of people would be surprised at how good he is.

Disappointed still with Dobbie. I can't believe how slow he is.

Looking forward to the game tomorrow, should be plenty of entertainment and hopefully, a home win. Weather forecast not good though, wet weather gear at the ready!!
If this is true then I sincerely hope that it means McCormack is coming the other way
I sincerely hope not....MOT
It might explain why Warnock hasn't played McCormack a lot ,but if he goes anywhere think it would be Prem to be honest ...Mot
[quote][p][bold]joannetoothfairy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: Glad to see Wood has gone to Leicester. He would not have fitted in well here particularly if CMS stays on the books. GP needs to focus on the talent we have, Hoskins for instance. I would love to see him get a run of games and I think a lot of people would be surprised at how good he is. Disappointed still with Dobbie. I can't believe how slow he is. Looking forward to the game tomorrow, should be plenty of entertainment and hopefully, a home win. Weather forecast not good though, wet weather gear at the ready!![/p][/quote]If this is true then I sincerely hope that it means McCormack is coming the other way[/p][/quote]I sincerely hope not....MOT[/p][/quote]It might explain why Warnock hasn't played McCormack a lot ,but if he goes anywhere think it would be Prem to be honest ...Mot south1919
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1:16pm Sat 29 Dec 12

CAKEBEARD says...

Jaghebby wrote:
Can't see why anyone would want CMS - his first touch is usually wayward, his control and passing are poor and he doesn't make up for those failings by scoring enough goals!
Yes indeed, giving 100% is a pre requisite, CMS regrettably for us is lacking in technical ability, his first touch is poor, his finishing is wayward..let Leeds have him and get a quality forward with Premiership class who may be a little old to keep his premiership place.
[quote][p][bold]Jaghebby[/bold] wrote: Can't see why anyone would want CMS - his first touch is usually wayward, his control and passing are poor and he doesn't make up for those failings by scoring enough goals![/p][/quote]Yes indeed, giving 100% is a pre requisite, CMS regrettably for us is lacking in technical ability, his first touch is poor, his finishing is wayward..let Leeds have him and get a quality forward with Premiership class who may be a little old to keep his premiership place. CAKEBEARD
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