Buckley signs new contract

The Argus: Will Buckley has committed his future to Albion Will Buckley has committed his future to Albion

Albion ace Will Buckley has signed a new four-and-half-year contract.

The influential winger’s deal was due to expire at the end of next season but the Seagulls have now tied him down until June 2017.

Buckley has been in scintillating form since signing from Watford for £1 million two summers ago, sparking fears he could attract interest from Premier League clubs during the January transfer window.

Boss Gus Poyet told The Argus: “This is a clear indication that we are doing everything possible to keep our best players and Buckley has been one of them. He had 18 months left on his contract and we want him to stay with us, because we believe in our project and the future.

“When we signed him he was a very good prospect with many qualities. We have worked with him and he has improved a lot in the last 18 months. He is going to get better and better so I am delighted with the agreement and that he is happy at the club. I think it sends a nice message to everybody.”

Buckley, 24, scored eight goals in 35 outings last season, including a late double to turn defeat into victory in Albion’s historic first match at The Amex against Doncaster Rovers.

He has already hit five goals in 20 appearances this season and has been frightening Championship defences with his pace and directness down the right flank.

In November, after he teased and tormented Leeds, Poyet claimed Buckley is better than Crystal Palace’s £10 million rated England newcomer Wilfried Zaha and insisted he was not for sale at any price.

Buckley said: “I’ve played my best football at Brighton so it was a no-brainer to place my future here, playing in front of massive crowds now week in, week out.

“That’s why I came to the club, to stay here for the long-term, so it was quite an easy decision.

“I am just glad it’s all sorted now. It got sorted out quite quickly as well. Once Brighton offered me the contract it was only a matter of weeks before we reached agreement.

“It takes a bit of focus off contracts and stuff and now I can just concentrate on playing. Speculation can be unsettling, although it doesn’t really faze me too much.”

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9:10am Fri 4 Jan 13

graham w says...

well done will , well done gus, well done bha...ps.....lets hope liam, and others do the same....uta..
well done will , well done gus, well done bha...ps.....lets hope liam, and others do the same....uta.. graham w

9:14am Fri 4 Jan 13

LAWgull says...

Fanbloodytastic news as good as any new signing
Fanbloodytastic news as good as any new signing LAWgull

9:20am Fri 4 Jan 13

tug509 says...

What a great way to start your day. Well done everyone at the Albion.

Come on Liam,come on Craig you know you want to. UTA
What a great way to start your day. Well done everyone at the Albion. Come on Liam,come on Craig you know you want to. UTA tug509

9:20am Fri 4 Jan 13

wiseman of hove says...

LAWgull wrote:
Fanbloodytastic news as good as any new signing
Wonderful news. None of the Walcott nonsense here. Will has an affinity with the club and the supporters which he wants to retain.
[quote][p][bold]LAWgull[/bold] wrote: Fanbloodytastic news as good as any new signing[/p][/quote]Wonderful news. None of the Walcott nonsense here. Will has an affinity with the club and the supporters which he wants to retain. wiseman of hove

9:34am Fri 4 Jan 13

Seagulldan says...

William, William Buckley runs down the wing for me.UTA
William, William Buckley runs down the wing for me.UTA Seagulldan

9:35am Fri 4 Jan 13

BobbyZamoraIsALegend says...

Result!
Result! BobbyZamoraIsALegend

9:38am Fri 4 Jan 13

4everaseagull says...

Fantastic news as the others have all said. Also proves that those who commented on other threads that Buckley having a reacurrence of hamstring problems was a smoke screen and he was leaving in the transfer window was utter nonsence. Confirms what I have always thought those that come on here stating this that and the other from so called sources have no idea what is going on at the club. Now lets sit tight and wait to see who Gus gets in. Roll on tomorrow.
Fantastic news as the others have all said. Also proves that those who commented on other threads that Buckley having a reacurrence of hamstring problems was a smoke screen and he was leaving in the transfer window was utter nonsence. Confirms what I have always thought those that come on here stating this that and the other from so called sources have no idea what is going on at the club. Now lets sit tight and wait to see who Gus gets in. Roll on tomorrow. 4everaseagull

9:39am Fri 4 Jan 13

pinta harveys says...

this pleases me much!
although in reality, we all know contracts are pretty much worthless in today's game, it shows he is committed to us.....and pushes his price up should the worst happen.
this pleases me much! although in reality, we all know contracts are pretty much worthless in today's game, it shows he is committed to us.....and pushes his price up should the worst happen. pinta harveys

9:44am Fri 4 Jan 13

Alan G Skinner says...

This sends a clear message to everyone. Brighton are a big club with genuine ambition. Let's get Liam Bridcutt tied to a new long term deal. Fantastic news.
This sends a clear message to everyone. Brighton are a big club with genuine ambition. Let's get Liam Bridcutt tied to a new long term deal. Fantastic news. Alan G Skinner

9:44am Fri 4 Jan 13

hannover seagull says...

Has made this coming weekend even better
Great news and a fantastic message to the faithful
We mean business

Oh by the way wasn´t he already sold to
Southampton according to our experts?

Done deal etc ha ha
UTA.................
....................
...........
Has made this coming weekend even better Great news and a fantastic message to the faithful We mean business Oh by the way wasn´t he already sold to Southampton according to our experts? Done deal etc ha ha UTA................. .................... ........... hannover seagull

9:45am Fri 4 Jan 13

BobbyLaverick says...

Fantastic news! As LAWgull states, this is as good as a new signing. It also sets the level the club have risen to, and is bound to have a knock-on effect with other squad members and potential purchases.
Great to have some very positive news early in the window for a change. I think that most of us had become a little immune to the blanks being drawn in the recent past, followed by last minute fever pitch attempts to buy this player or that player. This January will be the turning point in our season. Onwards and upwards. UTA!!
Fantastic news! As LAWgull states, this is as good as a new signing. It also sets the level the club have risen to, and is bound to have a knock-on effect with other squad members and potential purchases. Great to have some very positive news early in the window for a change. I think that most of us had become a little immune to the blanks being drawn in the recent past, followed by last minute fever pitch attempts to buy this player or that player. This January will be the turning point in our season. Onwards and upwards. UTA!! BobbyLaverick

9:45am Fri 4 Jan 13

hannover seagull says...

Has made this coming weekend even better
Great news and a fantastic message to the faithful
We mean business

Oh by the way wasn´t he already sold to
Southampton according to our experts?

Done deal etc ha ha
UTA.................
....................
...........
Has made this coming weekend even better Great news and a fantastic message to the faithful We mean business Oh by the way wasn´t he already sold to Southampton according to our experts? Done deal etc ha ha UTA................. .................... ........... hannover seagull

9:48am Fri 4 Jan 13

Blackheath, Brighton Fan says...

We have signed leonardo ulloa http://www.marca.com
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He looks a good player and was the second divisions top goal scorer last season. UTA
We have signed leonardo ulloa http://www.marca.com /2013/01/03/en/footb all/international_fo otball/1357243732.ht ml He looks a good player and was the second divisions top goal scorer last season. UTA Blackheath, Brighton Fan

9:49am Fri 4 Jan 13

Gibseagull says...

Brilliant!
Brilliant! Gibseagull

9:51am Fri 4 Jan 13

fratsomrover says...

A Happy New Year is assured. Best bit of news for ages. Congratulations Will you're a star apart !
A Happy New Year is assured. Best bit of news for ages. Congratulations Will you're a star apart ! fratsomrover

9:55am Fri 4 Jan 13

PittaPatta says...

This is the best news in a very long time, and just shows that Brighton are indeed a top club, with everything going for them.
Funnily enough, after the Ipswich game, I had been thinking what the result might have been with Buckley playing, and now we hear this.
Better than any Christmas present! (Sorry Dear!) :)
This is the best news in a very long time, and just shows that Brighton are indeed a top club, with everything going for them. Funnily enough, after the Ipswich game, I had been thinking what the result might have been with Buckley playing, and now we hear this. Better than any Christmas present! (Sorry Dear!) :) PittaPatta

10:01am Fri 4 Jan 13

Rockbilly says...

Excellent news you are a STAR MAN WILL.
Excellent news you are a STAR MAN WILL. Rockbilly

10:03am Fri 4 Jan 13

Bish May Turn says...

Best news possible,Buckley is premiership class without doubt and a decent honest young fella. A clear indication if any was needed that we are on the up.
Best news possible,Buckley is premiership class without doubt and a decent honest young fella. A clear indication if any was needed that we are on the up. Bish May Turn

10:26am Fri 4 Jan 13

Freeloaders says...

pinta harveys wrote:
this pleases me much!
although in reality, we all know contracts are pretty much worthless in today's game, it shows he is committed to us.....and pushes his price up should the worst happen.
Nobody on here said it was a done deal.As above the contract is worthless in today's game.All this does is push up the price.If a Chelsea or a Liverpool really wanted him & they came up with the asking price he would be off in mins,without a thought for you lot or the club.Footballers play for contracts & money im sorry to say.Not fans.Even if i wish that was true.
[quote][p][bold]pinta harveys[/bold] wrote: this pleases me much! although in reality, we all know contracts are pretty much worthless in today's game, it shows he is committed to us.....and pushes his price up should the worst happen.[/p][/quote]Nobody on here said it was a done deal.As above the contract is worthless in today's game.All this does is push up the price.If a Chelsea or a Liverpool really wanted him & they came up with the asking price he would be off in mins,without a thought for you lot or the club.Footballers play for contracts & money im sorry to say.Not fans.Even if i wish that was true. Freeloaders

10:33am Fri 4 Jan 13

pablobrowno says...

It is great but aka Nooney means nothing other than we will be able to demand more money of he goes (even though we gave Nooney away!!).

A lot will depend on if we show real progression this season (i.e. play offa minimum) and who comes in for Bukka in the summer. If we finish 10th or lower and a good Prem side come in for him he may well go. Poyet will not stand in his way remember!!

Nice that he's clearly happy though.

As for the Ulloa guy, of we've signed him that's fantastic new, check his wiki page, he scores goals!!!
It is great but aka Nooney means nothing other than we will be able to demand more money of he goes (even though we gave Nooney away!!). A lot will depend on if we show real progression this season (i.e. play offa minimum) and who comes in for Bukka in the summer. If we finish 10th or lower and a good Prem side come in for him he may well go. Poyet will not stand in his way remember!! Nice that he's clearly happy though. As for the Ulloa guy, of we've signed him that's fantastic new, check his wiki page, he scores goals!!! pablobrowno

10:41am Fri 4 Jan 13

Carlas mum says...

hannover seagull wrote:
Has made this coming weekend even better
Great news and a fantastic message to the faithful
We mean business

Oh by the way wasn´t he already sold to
Southampton according to our experts?

Done deal etc ha ha
UTA.................

....................

...........
Couldn't agree more. Would imagine some of the 'know all, know nowt' brigade had trouble getting the egg off their face this morning.
[quote][p][bold]hannover seagull[/bold] wrote: Has made this coming weekend even better Great news and a fantastic message to the faithful We mean business Oh by the way wasn´t he already sold to Southampton according to our experts? Done deal etc ha ha UTA................. .................... ...........[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. Would imagine some of the 'know all, know nowt' brigade had trouble getting the egg off their face this morning. Carlas mum

10:48am Fri 4 Jan 13

GlenBrighthelmstone says...

Great News now for the Striker :-)
Great News now for the Striker :-) GlenBrighthelmstone

10:59am Fri 4 Jan 13

tug509 says...

Amazing,the best news in ages,and some on here are already peeing all over it.

The man has made a commitment to us and stated how easy the decision was,and how happy he is with us,just leave it at that and enjoy the moment for petes sake. UTA
Amazing,the best news in ages,and some on here are already peeing all over it. The man has made a commitment to us and stated how easy the decision was,and how happy he is with us,just leave it at that and enjoy the moment for petes sake. UTA tug509

11:07am Fri 4 Jan 13

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

It all sounds genuine and full of good intent, which is fantastic news. At least we now 'know' he's with us until the end of the season at least...!

Seriously though, this is great news and does seem to underpin a stronger stance by the club's management which bodes well for the future (but I wonder if any club had actually asked about him this window..?)
It all sounds genuine and full of good intent, which is fantastic news. At least we now 'know' he's with us until the end of the season at least...! Seriously though, this is great news and does seem to underpin a stronger stance by the club's management which bodes well for the future (but I wonder if any club had actually asked about him this window..?) Willie, Willie Irvine

11:07am Fri 4 Jan 13

wiltshire seagull says...

WILL-I-AM...Top news, made my day already.........UTA.
.....
WILL-I-AM...Top news, made my day already.........UTA. ..... wiltshire seagull

11:16am Fri 4 Jan 13

Seagullkid says...

Blackheath, Brighton Fan wrote:
We have signed leonardo ulloa http://www.marca.com

/2013/01/03/en/footb

all/international_fo

otball/1357243732.ht

ml

He looks a good player and was the second divisions top goal scorer last season. UTA
great news about buckley, and yes I will hold my hand up to say I was wrong in him leaving, just worried about bringing in ulloa 28 goals last season but has not played this season why? surely not another sick note from Spain I hope not!
[quote][p][bold]Blackheath, Brighton Fan[/bold] wrote: We have signed leonardo ulloa http://www.marca.com /2013/01/03/en/footb all/international_fo otball/1357243732.ht ml He looks a good player and was the second divisions top goal scorer last season. UTA[/p][/quote]great news about buckley, and yes I will hold my hand up to say I was wrong in him leaving, just worried about bringing in ulloa 28 goals last season but has not played this season why? surely not another sick note from Spain I hope not! Seagullkid

11:38am Fri 4 Jan 13

Bish May Turn says...

tug509 wrote:
Amazing,the best news in ages,and some on here are already peeing all over it. The man has made a commitment to us and stated how easy the decision was,and how happy he is with us,just leave it at that and enjoy the moment for petes sake. UTA
Agreed, think we have to many glass half empty posters on here, never happy some people.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Amazing,the best news in ages,and some on here are already peeing all over it. The man has made a commitment to us and stated how easy the decision was,and how happy he is with us,just leave it at that and enjoy the moment for petes sake. UTA[/p][/quote]Agreed, think we have to many glass half empty posters on here, never happy some people. Bish May Turn

12:02pm Fri 4 Jan 13

MelsTels says...

Fantastic news - we are keeping the star players now - before they would have been sold
The difference between an upward club and a stagnant one
UTA - extra cheer tomorrow
Fantastic news - we are keeping the star players now - before they would have been sold The difference between an upward club and a stagnant one UTA - extra cheer tomorrow MelsTels

12:27pm Fri 4 Jan 13

weststandupperlacostearmy says...

sorry but a contract is worth what exactly...Vicente has a contract...Ballotell
i has a contract...Mr O'Driscoll had a contract....!!!
sorry but a contract is worth what exactly...Vicente has a contract...Ballotell i has a contract...Mr O'Driscoll had a contract....!!! weststandupperlacostearmy

12:51pm Fri 4 Jan 13

LAWgull says...

Great news now come on Gus and Tony sign Ballotelli and make my day Sounds so good BUCKLEY AND BALLOTELLI
Great news now come on Gus and Tony sign Ballotelli and make my day Sounds so good BUCKLEY AND BALLOTELLI LAWgull

12:54pm Fri 4 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

Freeloaders wrote:
pinta harveys wrote: this pleases me much! although in reality, we all know contracts are pretty much worthless in today's game, it shows he is committed to us.....and pushes his price up should the worst happen.
Nobody on here said it was a done deal.As above the contract is worthless in today's game.All this does is push up the price.If a Chelsea or a Liverpool really wanted him & they came up with the asking price he would be off in mins,without a thought for you lot or the club.Footballers play for contracts & money im sorry to say.Not fans.Even if i wish that was true.
Not so sure that he would go if a top club wanted him, Man United want Zaha but he has stated that he wants to stay with Palace at this time.
Maybe not every yong player is just looking for money.

This is very good news for the club, the player and the rest of the squad.
[quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pinta harveys[/bold] wrote: this pleases me much! although in reality, we all know contracts are pretty much worthless in today's game, it shows he is committed to us.....and pushes his price up should the worst happen.[/p][/quote]Nobody on here said it was a done deal.As above the contract is worthless in today's game.All this does is push up the price.If a Chelsea or a Liverpool really wanted him & they came up with the asking price he would be off in mins,without a thought for you lot or the club.Footballers play for contracts & money im sorry to say.Not fans.Even if i wish that was true.[/p][/quote]Not so sure that he would go if a top club wanted him, Man United want Zaha but he has stated that he wants to stay with Palace at this time. Maybe not every yong player is just looking for money. This is very good news for the club, the player and the rest of the squad. VegasSeagull

2:19pm Fri 4 Jan 13

mikeygit says...

ballotelli is NOT a player we want---Gus would spend all his time trying to manage him--too m uch baggage---anyway a joke post by Lawgull??? Anyway, getting Buckers to sign is great and a good piece of management which surely must send a message to his team mates to get off the fence and sign as well.By this time next week we may have the players Gus wants and then we can start bagging the points we need to get up the league.
ballotelli is NOT a player we want---Gus would spend all his time trying to manage him--too m uch baggage---anyway a joke post by Lawgull??? Anyway, getting Buckers to sign is great and a good piece of management which surely must send a message to his team mates to get off the fence and sign as well.By this time next week we may have the players Gus wants and then we can start bagging the points we need to get up the league. mikeygit

2:36pm Fri 4 Jan 13

sussexram40 says...

Don't get too carried away and start taking promotion again. We arent the only club strengthening our squad. Our rivals are doing the same. So in theory the status quo shouldn't change. It will only change if one team makes much better signings than others.
Don't get too carried away and start taking promotion again. We arent the only club strengthening our squad. Our rivals are doing the same. So in theory the status quo shouldn't change. It will only change if one team makes much better signings than others. sussexram40

2:53pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Freeloaders says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Don't get too carried away and start taking promotion again. We arent the only club strengthening our squad. Our rivals are doing the same. So in theory the status quo shouldn't change. It will only change if one team makes much better signings than others.
Now that is one outstanding post.If only more could think like you.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: Don't get too carried away and start taking promotion again. We arent the only club strengthening our squad. Our rivals are doing the same. So in theory the status quo shouldn't change. It will only change if one team makes much better signings than others.[/p][/quote]Now that is one outstanding post.If only more could think like you. Freeloaders

2:59pm Fri 4 Jan 13

tug509 says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Don't get too carried away and start taking promotion again. We arent the only club strengthening our squad. Our rivals are doing the same. So in theory the status quo shouldn't change. It will only change if one team makes much better signings than others.
Yes....US. UTA
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: Don't get too carried away and start taking promotion again. We arent the only club strengthening our squad. Our rivals are doing the same. So in theory the status quo shouldn't change. It will only change if one team makes much better signings than others.[/p][/quote]Yes....US. UTA tug509

3:08pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Freeloaders says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Freeloaders wrote:
pinta harveys wrote: this pleases me much! although in reality, we all know contracts are pretty much worthless in today's game, it shows he is committed to us.....and pushes his price up should the worst happen.
Nobody on here said it was a done deal.As above the contract is worthless in today's game.All this does is push up the price.If a Chelsea or a Liverpool really wanted him & they came up with the asking price he would be off in mins,without a thought for you lot or the club.Footballers play for contracts & money im sorry to say.Not fans.Even if i wish that was true.
Not so sure that he would go if a top club wanted him, Man United want Zaha but he has stated that he wants to stay with Palace at this time.
Maybe not every yong player is just looking for money.

This is very good news for the club, the player and the rest of the squad.
Please Vagas don't you start.If Man U make a move for Zaha he will be a Man U player.Most players will only ever get about 10 years out the game,and two big money deals if lucky.Its not just Man U watching Zaha.But im sure a top club already has their name on him.The same with Buckley.Lets face it the new contract did not keep Nooney here much longer after he signed it.But it did put the price up lol.Which is all its about.The club just tell the players to say what the fans wish to here.Bit like when Hammond came back.He was not really going to say anything different was he lol.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pinta harveys[/bold] wrote: this pleases me much! although in reality, we all know contracts are pretty much worthless in today's game, it shows he is committed to us.....and pushes his price up should the worst happen.[/p][/quote]Nobody on here said it was a done deal.As above the contract is worthless in today's game.All this does is push up the price.If a Chelsea or a Liverpool really wanted him & they came up with the asking price he would be off in mins,without a thought for you lot or the club.Footballers play for contracts & money im sorry to say.Not fans.Even if i wish that was true.[/p][/quote]Not so sure that he would go if a top club wanted him, Man United want Zaha but he has stated that he wants to stay with Palace at this time. Maybe not every yong player is just looking for money. This is very good news for the club, the player and the rest of the squad.[/p][/quote]Please Vagas don't you start.If Man U make a move for Zaha he will be a Man U player.Most players will only ever get about 10 years out the game,and two big money deals if lucky.Its not just Man U watching Zaha.But im sure a top club already has their name on him.The same with Buckley.Lets face it the new contract did not keep Nooney here much longer after he signed it.But it did put the price up lol.Which is all its about.The club just tell the players to say what the fans wish to here.Bit like when Hammond came back.He was not really going to say anything different was he lol. Freeloaders

3:11pm Fri 4 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Don't get too carried away and start taking promotion again. We arent the only club strengthening our squad. Our rivals are doing the same. So in theory the status quo shouldn't change. It will only change if one team makes much better signings than others.
It is true, other teams will also be adding to their squads but I am not sure how that makes any difference to us.

For some time now we have been creating good scoring chances and failed to convert them into goals.
We have also, in more recent times, been dealing with a shortage of a quality defender when injuries occur.

If these two lads can deal with these two issues, and help others to up their game, it shouldn't matter what our competitors do in the transfer market.
The performances of, 'our,' players will decide our fate. We are not signing players to counter those signed by other clubs, the guys we bring in are surely intended to give us what we have been lacking.


,
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: Don't get too carried away and start taking promotion again. We arent the only club strengthening our squad. Our rivals are doing the same. So in theory the status quo shouldn't change. It will only change if one team makes much better signings than others.[/p][/quote]It is true, other teams will also be adding to their squads but I am not sure how that makes any difference to us. For some time now we have been creating good scoring chances and failed to convert them into goals. We have also, in more recent times, been dealing with a shortage of a quality defender when injuries occur. If these two lads can deal with these two issues, and help others to up their game, it shouldn't matter what our competitors do in the transfer market. The performances of, 'our,' players will decide our fate. We are not signing players to counter those signed by other clubs, the guys we bring in are surely intended to give us what we have been lacking. , VegasSeagull

3:22pm Fri 4 Jan 13

gullade says...

Great news re; WB, Ulloa looks like being sorted in near future, now news of Latvian international VITALIJS MAKSIMENKO signing, apparently a left back with a bit of flair, 22 years old, so plenty of potential, anyone know anything else about him?
Great news re; WB, Ulloa looks like being sorted in near future, now news of Latvian international VITALIJS MAKSIMENKO signing, apparently a left back with a bit of flair, 22 years old, so plenty of potential, anyone know anything else about him? gullade

3:23pm Fri 4 Jan 13

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3:55pm Fri 4 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

Freeloader.

I think Zaha will go, probably to United but not before the end of this season.
If money was the driving factor for the lad he would go now. I would guess 50k a week would be his wages, over 20 or so weeks that's a cool million pounds he is turning down.

To have Buckley on a new contract is good business. If we get promoted this year he will go nowhere. If we don't, and if a big club comes for him then yes, he might well go, but we would get good money for him. To lose a gem for good money is not a bad thing if you have the summer window to replace him.

For now I am going to believe what Buckley has said, he sees a future with Brighton and wants to stay, that will do for me right now.
Freeloader. I think Zaha will go, probably to United but not before the end of this season. If money was the driving factor for the lad he would go now. I would guess 50k a week would be his wages, over 20 or so weeks that's a cool million pounds he is turning down. To have Buckley on a new contract is good business. If we get promoted this year he will go nowhere. If we don't, and if a big club comes for him then yes, he might well go, but we would get good money for him. To lose a gem for good money is not a bad thing if you have the summer window to replace him. For now I am going to believe what Buckley has said, he sees a future with Brighton and wants to stay, that will do for me right now. VegasSeagull

4:44pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Freeloaders says...

I think you have got most of that spot on Vagas.But i think like we all know a deal it done between the clubs in cases like this.It has between Arsenal & Southhampton before with players.Its know odds to big clubs like that if they let a young player stay till the end of the season,and maybe get a promotion under his belt.
I think you have got most of that spot on Vagas.But i think like we all know a deal it done between the clubs in cases like this.It has between Arsenal & Southhampton before with players.Its know odds to big clubs like that if they let a young player stay till the end of the season,and maybe get a promotion under his belt. Freeloaders

4:45pm Fri 4 Jan 13

SMF20 says...

What a fantastic bit of news to arrive home too.
Buckley is without doubt one of our tops boys and I couldn't be happier for him, the club and most importantly being selfish, us...
Well done the management team, this will certainly calm a few people's nerves.
Just a quick one for all of the real fans though. Where do you think it leaves the guys that are out of contract at the seasons end? I wonder what they think of this given GPS comments only a couple of weeks ago about not negotiating contracts. I just wonder is these guys will be part of the clear out Gus talked of.
Anyway, it's all good :)
Uta
What a fantastic bit of news to arrive home too. Buckley is without doubt one of our tops boys and I couldn't be happier for him, the club and most importantly being selfish, us... Well done the management team, this will certainly calm a few people's nerves. Just a quick one for all of the real fans though. Where do you think it leaves the guys that are out of contract at the seasons end? I wonder what they think of this given GPS comments only a couple of weeks ago about not negotiating contracts. I just wonder is these guys will be part of the clear out Gus talked of. Anyway, it's all good :) Uta SMF20

5:07pm Fri 4 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

Freeloaders wrote:
I think you have got most of that spot on Vagas.But i think like we all know a deal it done between the clubs in cases like this.It has between Arsenal & Southhampton before with players.Its know odds to big clubs like that if they let a young player stay till the end of the season,and maybe get a promotion under his belt.
Oh yeah it is very possible that Zaha has a deal lined up with a top club, a deal that only kicks in at the end of the season.

The kid is in a nice position. If Palace make the prem he has what he wants, if they don't he still gets what he wants.

If Buckley has a good finish to the season and, if he has a good first half of next season, this time next year we could be talking about Buckley having a deal lined up.
I think the jury in the prem division might stll be out on Buckley, just a little more proof needed.
[quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: I think you have got most of that spot on Vagas.But i think like we all know a deal it done between the clubs in cases like this.It has between Arsenal & Southhampton before with players.Its know odds to big clubs like that if they let a young player stay till the end of the season,and maybe get a promotion under his belt.[/p][/quote]Oh yeah it is very possible that Zaha has a deal lined up with a top club, a deal that only kicks in at the end of the season. The kid is in a nice position. If Palace make the prem he has what he wants, if they don't he still gets what he wants. If Buckley has a good finish to the season and, if he has a good first half of next season, this time next year we could be talking about Buckley having a deal lined up. I think the jury in the prem division might stll be out on Buckley, just a little more proof needed. VegasSeagull

5:21pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Freeloaders says...

Like i said Vagas you have a very good football brain.Top post yet again my friend.
Like i said Vagas you have a very good football brain.Top post yet again my friend. Freeloaders

5:24pm Fri 4 Jan 13

brightonup says...

Freeloaders wrote:
pinta harveys wrote:
this pleases me much!
although in reality, we all know contracts are pretty much worthless in today's game, it shows he is committed to us.....and pushes his price up should the worst happen.
Nobody on here said it was a done deal.As above the contract is worthless in today's game.All this does is push up the price.If a Chelsea or a Liverpool really wanted him & they came up with the asking price he would be off in mins,without a thought for you lot or the club.Footballers play for contracts & money im sorry to say.Not fans.Even if i wish that was true.
What a waste of skin......
[quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pinta harveys[/bold] wrote: this pleases me much! although in reality, we all know contracts are pretty much worthless in today's game, it shows he is committed to us.....and pushes his price up should the worst happen.[/p][/quote]Nobody on here said it was a done deal.As above the contract is worthless in today's game.All this does is push up the price.If a Chelsea or a Liverpool really wanted him & they came up with the asking price he would be off in mins,without a thought for you lot or the club.Footballers play for contracts & money im sorry to say.Not fans.Even if i wish that was true.[/p][/quote]What a waste of skin...... brightonup

5:37pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Freeloaders says...

brightonup wrote:
Freeloaders wrote:
pinta harveys wrote:
this pleases me much!
although in reality, we all know contracts are pretty much worthless in today's game, it shows he is committed to us.....and pushes his price up should the worst happen.
Nobody on here said it was a done deal.As above the contract is worthless in today's game.All this does is push up the price.If a Chelsea or a Liverpool really wanted him & they came up with the asking price he would be off in mins,without a thought for you lot or the club.Footballers play for contracts & money im sorry to say.Not fans.Even if i wish that was true.
What a waste of skin......
So you are brightonup.You know nothing about football you brain dead mug.
[quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pinta harveys[/bold] wrote: this pleases me much! although in reality, we all know contracts are pretty much worthless in today's game, it shows he is committed to us.....and pushes his price up should the worst happen.[/p][/quote]Nobody on here said it was a done deal.As above the contract is worthless in today's game.All this does is push up the price.If a Chelsea or a Liverpool really wanted him & they came up with the asking price he would be off in mins,without a thought for you lot or the club.Footballers play for contracts & money im sorry to say.Not fans.Even if i wish that was true.[/p][/quote]What a waste of skin......[/p][/quote]So you are brightonup.You know nothing about football you brain dead mug. Freeloaders

6:45pm Fri 4 Jan 13

namgo49 says...

Buckley was a willing signing early in the pre-season last year and he is clearly one of those who likes to know where he is and what he has to do.

He is up there with the best of GP's signings and even though he may not see out anywhere near all of his contract the amount the club gets for him will be reflected in the residue of his contract.

Best possible news!!
Buckley was a willing signing early in the pre-season last year and he is clearly one of those who likes to know where he is and what he has to do. He is up there with the best of GP's signings and even though he may not see out anywhere near all of his contract the amount the club gets for him will be reflected in the residue of his contract. Best possible news!! namgo49

8:16pm Fri 4 Jan 13

brightonup says...

Freeloaders wrote:
brightonup wrote:
Freeloaders wrote:
pinta harveys wrote: this pleases me much! although in reality, we all know contracts are pretty much worthless in today's game, it shows he is committed to us.....and pushes his price up should the worst happen.
Nobody on here said it was a done deal.As above the contract is worthless in today's game.All this does is push up the price.If a Chelsea or a Liverpool really wanted him & they came up with the asking price he would be off in mins,without a thought for you lot or the club.Footballers play for contracts & money im sorry to say.Not fans.Even if i wish that was true.
What a waste of skin......
So you are brightonup.You know nothing about football you brain dead mug.
...but of course you know everything - thanks to your mates in the game! Laughable if it wasn't so pathetic. Even your limp insults are simple repetitions.
[quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pinta harveys[/bold] wrote: this pleases me much! although in reality, we all know contracts are pretty much worthless in today's game, it shows he is committed to us.....and pushes his price up should the worst happen.[/p][/quote]Nobody on here said it was a done deal.As above the contract is worthless in today's game.All this does is push up the price.If a Chelsea or a Liverpool really wanted him & they came up with the asking price he would be off in mins,without a thought for you lot or the club.Footballers play for contracts & money im sorry to say.Not fans.Even if i wish that was true.[/p][/quote]What a waste of skin......[/p][/quote]So you are brightonup.You know nothing about football you brain dead mug.[/p][/quote]...but of course you know everything - thanks to your mates in the game! Laughable if it wasn't so pathetic. Even your limp insults are simple repetitions. brightonup

9:03pm Fri 4 Jan 13

golddene says...

Just heard Bucker on five live seems he's fit for the cup game and hopes to make an appearance,It just gets better SEAGULLS
Just heard Bucker on five live seems he's fit for the cup game and hopes to make an appearance,It just gets better SEAGULLS golddene

10:14am Sat 5 Jan 13

Freeloaders says...

brightonup wrote:
Freeloaders wrote:
brightonup wrote:
Freeloaders wrote:
pinta harveys wrote: this pleases me much! although in reality, we all know contracts are pretty much worthless in today's game, it shows he is committed to us.....and pushes his price up should the worst happen.
Nobody on here said it was a done deal.As above the contract is worthless in today's game.All this does is push up the price.If a Chelsea or a Liverpool really wanted him & they came up with the asking price he would be off in mins,without a thought for you lot or the club.Footballers play for contracts & money im sorry to say.Not fans.Even if i wish that was true.
What a waste of skin......
So you are brightonup.You know nothing about football you brain dead mug.
...but of course you know everything - thanks to your mates in the game! Laughable if it wasn't so pathetic. Even your limp insults are simple repetitions.
Right about your super nightclub kid Dunk still lol.You sad little man with know friends.
[quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pinta harveys[/bold] wrote: this pleases me much! although in reality, we all know contracts are pretty much worthless in today's game, it shows he is committed to us.....and pushes his price up should the worst happen.[/p][/quote]Nobody on here said it was a done deal.As above the contract is worthless in today's game.All this does is push up the price.If a Chelsea or a Liverpool really wanted him & they came up with the asking price he would be off in mins,without a thought for you lot or the club.Footballers play for contracts & money im sorry to say.Not fans.Even if i wish that was true.[/p][/quote]What a waste of skin......[/p][/quote]So you are brightonup.You know nothing about football you brain dead mug.[/p][/quote]...but of course you know everything - thanks to your mates in the game! Laughable if it wasn't so pathetic. Even your limp insults are simple repetitions.[/p][/quote]Right about your super nightclub kid Dunk still lol.You sad little man with know friends. Freeloaders

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