Dicker playing for his future

The Argus: Gary Dicker Gary Dicker

Gary Dicker admits he is playing for his Albion future.

The midfielder says he has no idea what will happen when his current deal expires in the summer.

But he is confident he can help the Seagulls push for the play-offs without losing any star players along the way.

Dicker enjoyed his first start for more than two months when he helped knock Newcastle out of the FA Cup on Saturday having made his comeback from injury as a substitute in the win over Ipswich four days earlier.

He will keep contract thoughts at the back of his mind as he aims to help Albion push for the top six.

The Irishman said: “My contract is up this summer. I think half the squad are in that position!

“I don’t know what will happen but it’s one of those things that is not really in your hands.

“You just concentrate on playing.

“I think everyone would like to know where they stand but that’s not how it is. You just get on with it.”

Dicker, who initially joined the club on loan in March 2009, reckons recent history suggests Albion fans should not fear big-name departures this month.

Instead, he expects Gus Poyet to add his squad in readiness for a play-off challenge.

He added: “In the past, players who have moved on have gone in the summer so I don’t think the club are under any pressure to sell people.

“Hopefully we get players in to help us push on.”

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10:52am Thu 10 Jan 13

Alan G Skinner says...

FA Cup tickets on sale !! Just purchased mine.
FA Cup tickets on sale !! Just purchased mine. Alan G Skinner

10:59am Thu 10 Jan 13

Bushell says...

If we are in The Championship Gary will definitely get another contract. However, if we do make the Premiership I think Gary will be one of the ones to go ! Good player who sometimes goes unnoticed on the pitch but does the job Gus and Tanno require him to do.
If we are in The Championship Gary will definitely get another contract. However, if we do make the Premiership I think Gary will be one of the ones to go ! Good player who sometimes goes unnoticed on the pitch but does the job Gus and Tanno require him to do. Bushell

11:19am Thu 10 Jan 13

Always-a-Seagull says...

Hope Gary is right about the transfers. From previous comments on these pages I think a lot of people underrate him.
Hope Gary is right about the transfers. From previous comments on these pages I think a lot of people underrate him. Always-a-Seagull

11:25am Thu 10 Jan 13

pablobrowno says...

Alan G Skinner wrote:
FA Cup tickets on sale !! Just purchased mine.
Nice to be excited about the cup. It's still special! What great days these are to be a Brighton fan, not that you'd believe it from some of the drivel that's put on here!!

UTA!!!
[quote][p][bold]Alan G Skinner[/bold] wrote: FA Cup tickets on sale !! Just purchased mine.[/p][/quote]Nice to be excited about the cup. It's still special! What great days these are to be a Brighton fan, not that you'd believe it from some of the drivel that's put on here!! UTA!!! pablobrowno

11:46am Thu 10 Jan 13

saraman says...

Bushell wrote:
If we are in The Championship Gary will definitely get another contract. However, if we do make the Premiership I think Gary will be one of the ones to go ! Good player who sometimes goes unnoticed on the pitch but does the job Gus and Tanno require him to do.
Agree Bushell. Gary is a top pro and can easily hold his own in the Championship. A great servant to the Albion. Unfortunately would not make it in the PREM along with many others. Cup fever is kicking in now then? What's the price of tickets Alan Skinner?
[quote][p][bold]Bushell[/bold] wrote: If we are in The Championship Gary will definitely get another contract. However, if we do make the Premiership I think Gary will be one of the ones to go ! Good player who sometimes goes unnoticed on the pitch but does the job Gus and Tanno require him to do.[/p][/quote]Agree Bushell. Gary is a top pro and can easily hold his own in the Championship. A great servant to the Albion. Unfortunately would not make it in the PREM along with many others. Cup fever is kicking in now then? What's the price of tickets Alan Skinner? saraman

11:47am Thu 10 Jan 13

Gee Jay says...

Albion generally play better when he is in the team (just my opinion).
He had a good game against Newcastle.
Albion generally play better when he is in the team (just my opinion). He had a good game against Newcastle. Gee Jay

12:00pm Thu 10 Jan 13

IRISHGULL says...

pablobrowno wrote:
Alan G Skinner wrote:
FA Cup tickets on sale !! Just purchased mine.
Nice to be excited about the cup. It's still special! What great days these are to be a Brighton fan, not that you'd believe it from some of the drivel that's put on here!!

UTA!!!
great times indeed pablo. And also agree with the comment about drivel that a few post on here, some moan to a higher level then my mrs. BLESS HER. gary dicker, good honest pro, and a fine servant to our club. Hope he is with us next season, but if not, hope he secures a decent contract with a new club.
Very excited about the return of the spanish magician , have to go back to the days of wardy and frank worthington, when i was this excited about seeing a player again. If our medical staff have done their job, and he stays fit, we will make the playoffs.
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alan G Skinner[/bold] wrote: FA Cup tickets on sale !! Just purchased mine.[/p][/quote]Nice to be excited about the cup. It's still special! What great days these are to be a Brighton fan, not that you'd believe it from some of the drivel that's put on here!! UTA!!![/p][/quote]great times indeed pablo. And also agree with the comment about drivel that a few post on here, some moan to a higher level then my mrs. BLESS HER. gary dicker, good honest pro, and a fine servant to our club. Hope he is with us next season, but if not, hope he secures a decent contract with a new club. Very excited about the return of the spanish magician , have to go back to the days of wardy and frank worthington, when i was this excited about seeing a player again. If our medical staff have done their job, and he stays fit, we will make the playoffs. IRISHGULL

12:01pm Thu 10 Jan 13

MHubbs says...

I thought Gary had a very good start against Newcastle. I prefer his inclusion to that of Crofts, Hammond. I feel he offers a little more, and would probably stay if we went up as strength to the squad

Not going to take up my FA Cup tickets, coat prohibitive sadly. Would like to have seen them offered at season ticket rate rather that full price, plus the mindless booking fee!
I thought Gary had a very good start against Newcastle. I prefer his inclusion to that of Crofts, Hammond. I feel he offers a little more, and would probably stay if we went up as strength to the squad Not going to take up my FA Cup tickets, coat prohibitive sadly. Would like to have seen them offered at season ticket rate rather that full price, plus the mindless booking fee! MHubbs

12:07pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Freeloaders says...

Yes but is Hovite still waiting at the bandstand.More to the point has he worked out who he is waiting for yet LOL.The club has about 35 thousand fans out there.But this site gets the same sad group of about 8 people talking the same tosh everyday.Get out more you may meet some real friends.Poyet & his staff take know notice of a word you say at the end of the day.
Yes but is Hovite still waiting at the bandstand.More to the point has he worked out who he is waiting for yet LOL.The club has about 35 thousand fans out there.But this site gets the same sad group of about 8 people talking the same tosh everyday.Get out more you may meet some real friends.Poyet & his staff take know notice of a word you say at the end of the day. Freeloaders

12:10pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Gibseagull says...

Not sure whether leaving contractual negotions with out-of-contract players until the end of the season is the best way of motivating them. As GD says - "everyone would like to know where they stand" and not knowing can be demoralising
Not sure whether leaving contractual negotions with out-of-contract players until the end of the season is the best way of motivating them. As GD says - "everyone would like to know where they stand" and not knowing can be demoralising Gibseagull

12:23pm Thu 10 Jan 13

saraman says...

Gibseagull wrote:
Not sure whether leaving contractual negotions with out-of-contract players until the end of the season is the best way of motivating them. As GD says - "everyone would like to know where they stand" and not knowing can be demoralising
I would think that Gus is waiting to see if we make it via the play offs before he offers anybody anything by way of contracts etc. I'm sure there will be a mass clearout one way or the other. If we make it we shall require better players. If not, we shall still require better players for an assault on the Championship next season. Myself, I believe we shall at least reach the play offs.
[quote][p][bold]Gibseagull[/bold] wrote: Not sure whether leaving contractual negotions with out-of-contract players until the end of the season is the best way of motivating them. As GD says - "everyone would like to know where they stand" and not knowing can be demoralising[/p][/quote]I would think that Gus is waiting to see if we make it via the play offs before he offers anybody anything by way of contracts etc. I'm sure there will be a mass clearout one way or the other. If we make it we shall require better players. If not, we shall still require better players for an assault on the Championship next season. Myself, I believe we shall at least reach the play offs. saraman

12:26pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Albion23 says...

Hope Gary stays. Think he is an honest and good team player.Can understand the boys with contracts ending getting jittery. C O Y S.
Hope Gary stays. Think he is an honest and good team player.Can understand the boys with contracts ending getting jittery. C O Y S. Albion23

12:38pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Freeloaders says...

saraman wrote:
Gibseagull wrote:
Not sure whether leaving contractual negotions with out-of-contract players until the end of the season is the best way of motivating them. As GD says - "everyone would like to know where they stand" and not knowing can be demoralising
I would think that Gus is waiting to see if we make it via the play offs before he offers anybody anything by way of contracts etc. I'm sure there will be a mass clearout one way or the other. If we make it we shall require better players. If not, we shall still require better players for an assault on the Championship next season. Myself, I believe we shall at least reach the play offs.
My God someone with a brain.So Gibseagull you want Poyet to give them all nice big fact knew contracts now then?So what would Poyet do next season when he goes to TB i need better players to help me.But TB replys there is know money for more players you have spent it all.You think the club can afford to have 50 or 60 players on the wage bill.
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gibseagull[/bold] wrote: Not sure whether leaving contractual negotions with out-of-contract players until the end of the season is the best way of motivating them. As GD says - "everyone would like to know where they stand" and not knowing can be demoralising[/p][/quote]I would think that Gus is waiting to see if we make it via the play offs before he offers anybody anything by way of contracts etc. I'm sure there will be a mass clearout one way or the other. If we make it we shall require better players. If not, we shall still require better players for an assault on the Championship next season. Myself, I believe we shall at least reach the play offs.[/p][/quote]My God someone with a brain.So Gibseagull you want Poyet to give them all nice big fact knew contracts now then?So what would Poyet do next season when he goes to TB i need better players to help me.But TB replys there is know money for more players you have spent it all.You think the club can afford to have 50 or 60 players on the wage bill. Freeloaders

12:40pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Freeloaders says...

Sorry fat.
Sorry fat. Freeloaders

12:52pm Thu 10 Jan 13

GovindaTim says...

Freeloaders wrote:
Yes but is Hovite still waiting at the bandstand.More to the point has he worked out who he is waiting for yet LOL.The club has about 35 thousand fans out there.But this site gets the same sad group of about 8 people talking the same tosh everyday.Get out more you may meet some real friends.Poyet & his staff take know notice of a word you say at the end of the day.
Do you see how ironic your post is....probably not.
[quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: Yes but is Hovite still waiting at the bandstand.More to the point has he worked out who he is waiting for yet LOL.The club has about 35 thousand fans out there.But this site gets the same sad group of about 8 people talking the same tosh everyday.Get out more you may meet some real friends.Poyet & his staff take know notice of a word you say at the end of the day.[/p][/quote]Do you see how ironic your post is....probably not. GovindaTim

1:15pm Thu 10 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

I noticed an article within the, 'paper talk,' section of Sky Sports today.

The article refers to the fact that Man United, Liverpool, Leeds and Brighton are all checking out a 5 million rated brazilian.
How cool is it to have our club in there with the big boys.

Dicker, IMHO, would have no trouble finding a new home next season, if it was needed. A solid pro that keeps his head down and works for his place, what more can you ask for.

There are probably just 5 or 6 players that I would like to see extend their contracts at this time, the rest can wait.
I noticed an article within the, 'paper talk,' section of Sky Sports today. The article refers to the fact that Man United, Liverpool, Leeds and Brighton are all checking out a 5 million rated brazilian. How cool is it to have our club in there with the big boys. Dicker, IMHO, would have no trouble finding a new home next season, if it was needed. A solid pro that keeps his head down and works for his place, what more can you ask for. There are probably just 5 or 6 players that I would like to see extend their contracts at this time, the rest can wait. VegasSeagull

1:30pm Thu 10 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
I noticed an article within the, 'paper talk,' section of Sky Sports today. The article refers to the fact that Man United, Liverpool, Leeds and Brighton are all checking out a 5 million rated brazilian. How cool is it to have our club in there with the big boys. Dicker, IMHO, would have no trouble finding a new home next season, if it was needed. A solid pro that keeps his head down and works for his place, what more can you ask for. There are probably just 5 or 6 players that I would like to see extend their contracts at this time, the rest can wait.
How odd, I just checked out the BBC 'Gossip,' section and they too report Man U's interest in the brazilian but have him available for just 1.6 million.

One newspaper says one thing and another something quite different.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I noticed an article within the, 'paper talk,' section of Sky Sports today. The article refers to the fact that Man United, Liverpool, Leeds and Brighton are all checking out a 5 million rated brazilian. How cool is it to have our club in there with the big boys. Dicker, IMHO, would have no trouble finding a new home next season, if it was needed. A solid pro that keeps his head down and works for his place, what more can you ask for. There are probably just 5 or 6 players that I would like to see extend their contracts at this time, the rest can wait.[/p][/quote]How odd, I just checked out the BBC 'Gossip,' section and they too report Man U's interest in the brazilian but have him available for just 1.6 million. One newspaper says one thing and another something quite different. VegasSeagull

1:41pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Good Ol' Hemz by the Sea says...

Gee Jay wrote:
Albion generally play better when he is in the team (just my opinion).
He had a good game against Newcastle.
I agree, he seems to understand the way we play better than Crofts / Hammond and the team seems to gel as a unit when he is playing. Think his vision for a pass is better than the two above also.

Hope he stays beyond the EOS but think he may be one that has to move on
[quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] wrote: Albion generally play better when he is in the team (just my opinion). He had a good game against Newcastle.[/p][/quote]I agree, he seems to understand the way we play better than Crofts / Hammond and the team seems to gel as a unit when he is playing. Think his vision for a pass is better than the two above also. Hope he stays beyond the EOS but think he may be one that has to move on Good Ol' Hemz by the Sea

1:42pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Poplar Seagull says...

Always rated Dicker, he may not get the headlines but he is an excellent passer with an eye for the killer ball - and rarely gives the ball away. Technically a loads better player than Hammond and Crofts.

I would include Dicker in the central Midfield department for the rest of the season, along with Bridcutt and Vicente (if ever fit). Hammond and Crofts can warm the bench.
Always rated Dicker, he may not get the headlines but he is an excellent passer with an eye for the killer ball - and rarely gives the ball away. Technically a loads better player than Hammond and Crofts. I would include Dicker in the central Midfield department for the rest of the season, along with Bridcutt and Vicente (if ever fit). Hammond and Crofts can warm the bench. Poplar Seagull

1:53pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Good Ol' Hemz by the Sea says...

BTW. Did anyone else see Andy Naylor's tweet with regards to Lewis Dunk?

Apparently he has already signed a long term contract with us but it was not announced...
BTW. Did anyone else see Andy Naylor's tweet with regards to Lewis Dunk? Apparently he has already signed a long term contract with us but it was not announced... Good Ol' Hemz by the Sea

2:00pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Poplar Seagull says...

Good Ol' Hemz by the Sea wrote:
BTW. Did anyone else see Andy Naylor's tweet with regards to Lewis Dunk? Apparently he has already signed a long term contract with us but it was not announced...
I know we are short of CB’s but wouldn’t be too sad to see Dunk go. He has ability, but not sure he is totally committed. When I watch him play, I see him going up for a header and it’s almost like he is saying “I’m going to lose this header”....not sure if it’s a confidence thing with him, but I just don’t think he is physically or mentally tough enough.
[quote][p][bold]Good Ol' Hemz by the Sea[/bold] wrote: BTW. Did anyone else see Andy Naylor's tweet with regards to Lewis Dunk? Apparently he has already signed a long term contract with us but it was not announced...[/p][/quote]I know we are short of CB’s but wouldn’t be too sad to see Dunk go. He has ability, but not sure he is totally committed. When I watch him play, I see him going up for a header and it’s almost like he is saying “I’m going to lose this header”....not sure if it’s a confidence thing with him, but I just don’t think he is physically or mentally tough enough. Poplar Seagull

2:40pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Hovite says...

It would make sense for Dunk to sign another contract, but I would imagine that the first thing he will have to do is go out on loan and play competitive football regularly and build up the confidence he is lacking at the moment.

Vitalijs will be able to step up to the CB plate without any fear if we need him.

With regard to Dicker, he is a good team player and he fits in with what we are doing.
It would make sense for Dunk to sign another contract, but I would imagine that the first thing he will have to do is go out on loan and play competitive football regularly and build up the confidence he is lacking at the moment. Vitalijs will be able to step up to the CB plate without any fear if we need him. With regard to Dicker, he is a good team player and he fits in with what we are doing. Hovite

2:44pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Alan G Skinner says...

saraman wrote:
Bushell wrote: If we are in The Championship Gary will definitely get another contract. However, if we do make the Premiership I think Gary will be one of the ones to go ! Good player who sometimes goes unnoticed on the pitch but does the job Gus and Tanno require him to do.
Agree Bushell. Gary is a top pro and can easily hold his own in the Championship. A great servant to the Albion. Unfortunately would not make it in the PREM along with many others. Cup fever is kicking in now then? What's the price of tickets Alan Skinner?
Normal match day price. A cup game against Arsenal is well worth it though and i'm sure the club will have no trouble shifting these. They are currently only on sale to Season Ticket holders.
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bushell[/bold] wrote: If we are in The Championship Gary will definitely get another contract. However, if we do make the Premiership I think Gary will be one of the ones to go ! Good player who sometimes goes unnoticed on the pitch but does the job Gus and Tanno require him to do.[/p][/quote]Agree Bushell. Gary is a top pro and can easily hold his own in the Championship. A great servant to the Albion. Unfortunately would not make it in the PREM along with many others. Cup fever is kicking in now then? What's the price of tickets Alan Skinner?[/p][/quote]Normal match day price. A cup game against Arsenal is well worth it though and i'm sure the club will have no trouble shifting these. They are currently only on sale to Season Ticket holders. Alan G Skinner

2:49pm Thu 10 Jan 13

lewis_ms says...

What a refreshing change to see so many of you (other than me) supporting the cause for Gary Dicker to be in our side. As I keep on saying we are so much better when he plays and the stats prove this conclusively. If he had greater pace and got a few goals he would be Premiership class but for my money he could walk into any Championship side and if we don't go up then I hope that he gets a new contract as we can ill afford to lose his class and passing ability. Light years better than Crofts and Hammond !
What a refreshing change to see so many of you (other than me) supporting the cause for Gary Dicker to be in our side. As I keep on saying we are so much better when he plays and the stats prove this conclusively. If he had greater pace and got a few goals he would be Premiership class but for my money he could walk into any Championship side and if we don't go up then I hope that he gets a new contract as we can ill afford to lose his class and passing ability. Light years better than Crofts and Hammond ! lewis_ms

2:49pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Alan G Skinner says...

By the way, hundreds of tickets are still available for Derby on Saturday and are on gerneral sale.
By the way, hundreds of tickets are still available for Derby on Saturday and are on gerneral sale. Alan G Skinner

2:51pm Thu 10 Jan 13

rackhamlouis says...

Something different from transfer rumours etc

Got forwarded the start of a new Albion blog that a friend of mine found. I found myself agreeing with most of it but thought that it would create some healthy debate on here or NSC

http://marknickols.b
logspot.co.uk/2013/0
1/a-banner-too-far.h
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Something different from transfer rumours etc Got forwarded the start of a new Albion blog that a friend of mine found. I found myself agreeing with most of it but thought that it would create some healthy debate on here or NSC http://marknickols.b logspot.co.uk/2013/0 1/a-banner-too-far.h tml rackhamlouis

3:18pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Hovite says...

rackhamlouis wrote:
Something different from transfer rumours etc

Got forwarded the start of a new Albion blog that a friend of mine found. I found myself agreeing with most of it but thought that it would create some healthy debate on here or NSC

http://marknickols.b

logspot.co.uk/2013/0

1/a-banner-too-far.h

tml
Yep, says it all really.
[quote][p][bold]rackhamlouis[/bold] wrote: Something different from transfer rumours etc Got forwarded the start of a new Albion blog that a friend of mine found. I found myself agreeing with most of it but thought that it would create some healthy debate on here or NSC http://marknickols.b logspot.co.uk/2013/0 1/a-banner-too-far.h tml[/p][/quote]Yep, says it all really. Hovite

3:21pm Thu 10 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

Hovite wrote:
It would make sense for Dunk to sign another contract, but I would imagine that the first thing he will have to do is go out on loan and play competitive football regularly and build up the confidence he is lacking at the moment. Vitalijs will be able to step up to the CB plate without any fear if we need him. With regard to Dicker, he is a good team player and he fits in with what we are doing.
Hovite any thoughts on the possible signing of Jason Scotland?
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: It would make sense for Dunk to sign another contract, but I would imagine that the first thing he will have to do is go out on loan and play competitive football regularly and build up the confidence he is lacking at the moment. Vitalijs will be able to step up to the CB plate without any fear if we need him. With regard to Dicker, he is a good team player and he fits in with what we are doing.[/p][/quote]Hovite any thoughts on the possible signing of Jason Scotland? VegasSeagull

3:26pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Tommy11 says...

Poplar Seagull wrote:
Good Ol' Hemz by the Sea wrote: BTW. Did anyone else see Andy Naylor's tweet with regards to Lewis Dunk? Apparently he has already signed a long term contract with us but it was not announced...
I know we are short of CB’s but wouldn’t be too sad to see Dunk go. He has ability, but not sure he is totally committed. When I watch him play, I see him going up for a header and it’s almost like he is saying “I’m going to lose this header”....not sure if it’s a confidence thing with him, but I just don’t think he is physically or mentally tough enough.
Agreed PS..I'm actually disapointed that we are not selling him (and replacing obviusly!)

I don't rate him..too quiet, too sensetive and too much of a wimp...

I bet you money that in a few years he will be training with someone like Aldershot first thing Monday morning.
[quote][p][bold]Poplar Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Good Ol' Hemz by the Sea[/bold] wrote: BTW. Did anyone else see Andy Naylor's tweet with regards to Lewis Dunk? Apparently he has already signed a long term contract with us but it was not announced...[/p][/quote]I know we are short of CB’s but wouldn’t be too sad to see Dunk go. He has ability, but not sure he is totally committed. When I watch him play, I see him going up for a header and it’s almost like he is saying “I’m going to lose this header”....not sure if it’s a confidence thing with him, but I just don’t think he is physically or mentally tough enough.[/p][/quote]Agreed PS..I'm actually disapointed that we are not selling him (and replacing obviusly!) I don't rate him..too quiet, too sensetive and too much of a wimp... I bet you money that in a few years he will be training with someone like Aldershot first thing Monday morning. Tommy11

3:27pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Hovite says...

5ft 6in, a bit short, don't know much about him apart from that.
5ft 6in, a bit short, don't know much about him apart from that. Hovite

3:34pm Thu 10 Jan 13

pjwilk says...

MHubbs wrote:
I thought Gary had a very good start against Newcastle. I prefer his inclusion to that of Crofts, Hammond. I feel he offers a little more, and would probably stay if we went up as strength to the squad

Not going to take up my FA Cup tickets, coat prohibitive sadly. Would like to have seen them offered at season ticket rate rather that full price, plus the mindless booking fee!
I bought a ticket for a match,they said bus travel was included but i couldnt get a free bus from Lancing.The women at Compass said pick up at north lancing but their was no bus.What a con.
[quote][p][bold]MHubbs[/bold] wrote: I thought Gary had a very good start against Newcastle. I prefer his inclusion to that of Crofts, Hammond. I feel he offers a little more, and would probably stay if we went up as strength to the squad Not going to take up my FA Cup tickets, coat prohibitive sadly. Would like to have seen them offered at season ticket rate rather that full price, plus the mindless booking fee![/p][/quote]I bought a ticket for a match,they said bus travel was included but i couldnt get a free bus from Lancing.The women at Compass said pick up at north lancing but their was no bus.What a con. pjwilk

3:37pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Freeloaders says...

Good Ol' Hemz by the Sea wrote:
BTW. Did anyone else see Andy Naylor's tweet with regards to Lewis Dunk?

Apparently he has already signed a long term contract with us but it was not announced...
I hope to God this is not true.They just can't find a club to take him off the clubs hands for money.If other clubs scouts thought he was that good they would tell them to make a move as his not playing first team at Brighton.They was onto Grant Hall in a shot.As they saw him as one for the future.Dunk should be playing at the top of his game now.The Liverpool,West Ham,Chelsea pre-season,and also the Palace game gave to much away about the lad.This lad could never be a top prem-league player with so little pace.So why would the club give him a long term deal.
[quote][p][bold]Good Ol' Hemz by the Sea[/bold] wrote: BTW. Did anyone else see Andy Naylor's tweet with regards to Lewis Dunk? Apparently he has already signed a long term contract with us but it was not announced...[/p][/quote]I hope to God this is not true.They just can't find a club to take him off the clubs hands for money.If other clubs scouts thought he was that good they would tell them to make a move as his not playing first team at Brighton.They was onto Grant Hall in a shot.As they saw him as one for the future.Dunk should be playing at the top of his game now.The Liverpool,West Ham,Chelsea pre-season,and also the Palace game gave to much away about the lad.This lad could never be a top prem-league player with so little pace.So why would the club give him a long term deal. Freeloaders

3:55pm Thu 10 Jan 13

ballantrrae says...

Hovite wrote:
It would make sense for Dunk to sign another contract, but I would imagine that the first thing he will have to do is go out on loan and play competitive football regularly and build up the confidence he is lacking at the moment.

Vitalijs will be able to step up to the CB plate without any fear if we need him.

With regard to Dicker, he is a good team player and he fits in with what we are doing.
I believe Dunk is contracted unyil the Summer of 2015.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: It would make sense for Dunk to sign another contract, but I would imagine that the first thing he will have to do is go out on loan and play competitive football regularly and build up the confidence he is lacking at the moment. Vitalijs will be able to step up to the CB plate without any fear if we need him. With regard to Dicker, he is a good team player and he fits in with what we are doing.[/p][/quote]I believe Dunk is contracted unyil the Summer of 2015. ballantrrae

4:05pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

Good Ol' Hemz by the Sea wrote:
BTW. Did anyone else see Andy Naylor's tweet with regards to Lewis Dunk?

Apparently he has already signed a long term contract with us but it was not announced...
Yep, I saw this. Very good news. Was looking (mostly) top-class before the court case stuff happened, and he hasn't been quite right since. Once that gets out of the way (assuming it does!) I think we'll see him rise and become a multi-million pound target once again.
[quote][p][bold]Good Ol' Hemz by the Sea[/bold] wrote: BTW. Did anyone else see Andy Naylor's tweet with regards to Lewis Dunk? Apparently he has already signed a long term contract with us but it was not announced...[/p][/quote]Yep, I saw this. Very good news. Was looking (mostly) top-class before the court case stuff happened, and he hasn't been quite right since. Once that gets out of the way (assuming it does!) I think we'll see him rise and become a multi-million pound target once again. Old Scrote of the Amex

4:16pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Freeloaders says...

Tommy11 wrote:
Poplar Seagull wrote:
Good Ol' Hemz by the Sea wrote: BTW. Did anyone else see Andy Naylor's tweet with regards to Lewis Dunk? Apparently he has already signed a long term contract with us but it was not announced...
I know we are short of CB’s but wouldn’t be too sad to see Dunk go. He has ability, but not sure he is totally committed. When I watch him play, I see him going up for a header and it’s almost like he is saying “I’m going to lose this header”....not sure if it’s a confidence thing with him, but I just don’t think he is physically or mentally tough enough.
Agreed PS..I'm actually disapointed that we are not selling him (and replacing obviusly!)

I don't rate him..too quiet, too sensetive and too much of a wimp...

I bet you money that in a few years he will be training with someone like Aldershot first thing Monday morning.
Thanks Tommy11.It was the same thing after Tommy Elphick signed a 4 year deal with the club.All the scouts said the same thing.He will end up a good league one or two player because he has to little pace to play at the top of the game.Palace knew it once they saw Dunks name on the team sheet & went straight at him.Even after the game he couldn't say sorry to the fans & put his hands up.But Buckley came out & said,"Those wonderful fans that came in their numbers should have got better than that,we let them down."know Dunk let his team mates down & the fans.
[quote][p][bold]Tommy11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Poplar Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Good Ol' Hemz by the Sea[/bold] wrote: BTW. Did anyone else see Andy Naylor's tweet with regards to Lewis Dunk? Apparently he has already signed a long term contract with us but it was not announced...[/p][/quote]I know we are short of CB’s but wouldn’t be too sad to see Dunk go. He has ability, but not sure he is totally committed. When I watch him play, I see him going up for a header and it’s almost like he is saying “I’m going to lose this header”....not sure if it’s a confidence thing with him, but I just don’t think he is physically or mentally tough enough.[/p][/quote]Agreed PS..I'm actually disapointed that we are not selling him (and replacing obviusly!) I don't rate him..too quiet, too sensetive and too much of a wimp... I bet you money that in a few years he will be training with someone like Aldershot first thing Monday morning.[/p][/quote]Thanks Tommy11.It was the same thing after Tommy Elphick signed a 4 year deal with the club.All the scouts said the same thing.He will end up a good league one or two player because he has to little pace to play at the top of the game.Palace knew it once they saw Dunks name on the team sheet & went straight at him.Even after the game he couldn't say sorry to the fans & put his hands up.But Buckley came out & said,"Those wonderful fans that came in their numbers should have got better than that,we let them down."know Dunk let his team mates down & the fans. Freeloaders

4:19pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Freeloaders says...

Old Scrote of the Amex wrote:
Good Ol' Hemz by the Sea wrote:
BTW. Did anyone else see Andy Naylor's tweet with regards to Lewis Dunk?

Apparently he has already signed a long term contract with us but it was not announced...
Yep, I saw this. Very good news. Was looking (mostly) top-class before the court case stuff happened, and he hasn't been quite right since. Once that gets out of the way (assuming it does!) I think we'll see him rise and become a multi-million pound target once again.
Dream on.So Spurs just let us keep the better player.They was watching Dunk before Grant Hall.LOL
[quote][p][bold]Old Scrote of the Amex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Good Ol' Hemz by the Sea[/bold] wrote: BTW. Did anyone else see Andy Naylor's tweet with regards to Lewis Dunk? Apparently he has already signed a long term contract with us but it was not announced...[/p][/quote]Yep, I saw this. Very good news. Was looking (mostly) top-class before the court case stuff happened, and he hasn't been quite right since. Once that gets out of the way (assuming it does!) I think we'll see him rise and become a multi-million pound target once again.[/p][/quote]Dream on.So Spurs just let us keep the better player.They was watching Dunk before Grant Hall.LOL Freeloaders

5:08pm Thu 10 Jan 13

saraman says...

Alan G Skinner wrote:
saraman wrote:
Bushell wrote: If we are in The Championship Gary will definitely get another contract. However, if we do make the Premiership I think Gary will be one of the ones to go ! Good player who sometimes goes unnoticed on the pitch but does the job Gus and Tanno require him to do.
Agree Bushell. Gary is a top pro and can easily hold his own in the Championship. A great servant to the Albion. Unfortunately would not make it in the PREM along with many others. Cup fever is kicking in now then? What's the price of tickets Alan Skinner?
Normal match day price. A cup game against Arsenal is well worth it though and i'm sure the club will have no trouble shifting these. They are currently only on sale to Season Ticket holders.
Thanks Alan.
[quote][p][bold]Alan G Skinner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bushell[/bold] wrote: If we are in The Championship Gary will definitely get another contract. However, if we do make the Premiership I think Gary will be one of the ones to go ! Good player who sometimes goes unnoticed on the pitch but does the job Gus and Tanno require him to do.[/p][/quote]Agree Bushell. Gary is a top pro and can easily hold his own in the Championship. A great servant to the Albion. Unfortunately would not make it in the PREM along with many others. Cup fever is kicking in now then? What's the price of tickets Alan Skinner?[/p][/quote]Normal match day price. A cup game against Arsenal is well worth it though and i'm sure the club will have no trouble shifting these. They are currently only on sale to Season Ticket holders.[/p][/quote]Thanks Alan. saraman

5:14pm Thu 10 Jan 13

championshipgull says...

Scanned a couple of bits from Andy Naylor’s piece in the paper today

“One of my New Year resolutions is to turn a blind eye to a tiny minority of Albion supporters, if you can call them that.
They know who they are. The silence is deafening after a good result and performance.
They only emerge from their dungeons of doom following a bad result
and below-par display to spout forth on the Comments section of The Argus website, across chatrooms and on Twitter.
Gus Poyet, chief executive Paul Barber, certain players, even some times bankrolling chairman Tony Bloom, become targets.
They moan about anything .and everything, from tactics and transfer policy to their most recent beef, ticket prices for the FA Cup tie against Newcastle.”


“I will let the repetitive moaners wallow in their sea of negativity, while the rest continue to embrace the ride in a golden era for the club.”
Andy Naylor

Could not have put it better myself. The trolls and wum will come and go but the blue and white army will march on. UTA
Scanned a couple of bits from Andy Naylor’s piece in the paper today “One of my New Year resolutions is to turn a blind eye to a tiny minority of Albion supporters, if you can call them that. They know who they are. The silence is deafening after a good result and performance. They only emerge from their dungeons of doom following a bad result and below-par display to spout forth on the Comments section of The Argus website, across chatrooms and on Twitter. Gus Poyet, chief executive Paul Barber, certain players, even some times bankrolling chairman Tony Bloom, become targets. They moan about anything .and everything, from tactics and transfer policy to their most recent beef, ticket prices for the FA Cup tie against Newcastle.” “I will let the repetitive moaners wallow in their sea of negativity, while the rest continue to embrace the ride in a golden era for the club.” Andy Naylor Could not have put it better myself. The trolls and wum will come and go but the blue and white army will march on. UTA championshipgull

5:15pm Thu 10 Jan 13

dave from bexill says...

rackhamlouis wrote:
Something different from transfer rumours etc

Got forwarded the start of a new Albion blog that a friend of mine found. I found myself agreeing with most of it but thought that it would create some healthy debate on here or NSC

http://marknickols.b

logspot.co.uk/2013/0

1/a-banner-too-far.h

tml
Yeah, very nice piece with similar experiences to many of us who love our club.
[quote][p][bold]rackhamlouis[/bold] wrote: Something different from transfer rumours etc Got forwarded the start of a new Albion blog that a friend of mine found. I found myself agreeing with most of it but thought that it would create some healthy debate on here or NSC http://marknickols.b logspot.co.uk/2013/0 1/a-banner-too-far.h tml[/p][/quote]Yeah, very nice piece with similar experiences to many of us who love our club. dave from bexill

5:32pm Thu 10 Jan 13

tinker111 says...

Alan G Skinner wrote:
FA Cup tickets on sale !! Just purchased mine.
what the Hell has this got to do with the by line ????? best middfielder we have (playmaker)
[quote][p][bold]Alan G Skinner[/bold] wrote: FA Cup tickets on sale !! Just purchased mine.[/p][/quote]what the Hell has this got to do with the by line ????? best middfielder we have (playmaker) tinker111

5:35pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Far gull says...

Poplar Seagull wrote:
Always rated Dicker, he may not get the headlines but he is an excellent passer with an eye for the killer ball - and rarely gives the ball away. Technically a loads better player than Hammond and Crofts.

I would include Dicker in the central Midfield department for the rest of the season, along with Bridcutt and Vicente (if ever fit). Hammond and Crofts can warm the bench.
Spot on ,results this season better with him than without,.
[quote][p][bold]Poplar Seagull[/bold] wrote: Always rated Dicker, he may not get the headlines but he is an excellent passer with an eye for the killer ball - and rarely gives the ball away. Technically a loads better player than Hammond and Crofts. I would include Dicker in the central Midfield department for the rest of the season, along with Bridcutt and Vicente (if ever fit). Hammond and Crofts can warm the bench.[/p][/quote]Spot on ,results this season better with him than without,. Far gull

5:35pm Thu 10 Jan 13

brightonup says...

championshipgull wrote:
Scanned a couple of bits from Andy Naylor’s piece in the paper today “One of my New Year resolutions is to turn a blind eye to a tiny minority of Albion supporters, if you can call them that. They know who they are. The silence is deafening after a good result and performance. They only emerge from their dungeons of doom following a bad result and below-par display to spout forth on the Comments section of The Argus website, across chatrooms and on Twitter. Gus Poyet, chief executive Paul Barber, certain players, even some times bankrolling chairman Tony Bloom, become targets. They moan about anything .and everything, from tactics and transfer policy to their most recent beef, ticket prices for the FA Cup tie against Newcastle.” “I will let the repetitive moaners wallow in their sea of negativity, while the rest continue to embrace the ride in a golden era for the club.” Andy Naylor Could not have put it better myself. The trolls and wum will come and go but the blue and white army will march on. UTA
Good post Championship Gull. I agree with all you say, except - as has been demonstrated several times, they really are not supporters.
The negativity extends as far as suggesting that some players are deliberately underperforming, cannot be bothered etc. It's one thing to say that a player is not up to the standard - but it is libellous and frankly cowardly (given that there is no chance of redress) to call a player a 'freeloader'. Fortunately the accusation comes from a person who is self evidently an unschooled idiot whose credibility was lost with his first post!
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: Scanned a couple of bits from Andy Naylor’s piece in the paper today “One of my New Year resolutions is to turn a blind eye to a tiny minority of Albion supporters, if you can call them that. They know who they are. The silence is deafening after a good result and performance. They only emerge from their dungeons of doom following a bad result and below-par display to spout forth on the Comments section of The Argus website, across chatrooms and on Twitter. Gus Poyet, chief executive Paul Barber, certain players, even some times bankrolling chairman Tony Bloom, become targets. They moan about anything .and everything, from tactics and transfer policy to their most recent beef, ticket prices for the FA Cup tie against Newcastle.” “I will let the repetitive moaners wallow in their sea of negativity, while the rest continue to embrace the ride in a golden era for the club.” Andy Naylor Could not have put it better myself. The trolls and wum will come and go but the blue and white army will march on. UTA[/p][/quote]Good post Championship Gull. I agree with all you say, except - as has been demonstrated several times, they really are not supporters. The negativity extends as far as suggesting that some players are deliberately underperforming, cannot be bothered etc. It's one thing to say that a player is not up to the standard - but it is libellous and frankly cowardly (given that there is no chance of redress) to call a player a 'freeloader'. Fortunately the accusation comes from a person who is self evidently an unschooled idiot whose credibility was lost with his first post! brightonup

5:47pm Thu 10 Jan 13

mark by the sea says...

championshipgull wrote:
Scanned a couple of bits from Andy Naylor’s piece in the paper today

“One of my New Year resolutions is to turn a blind eye to a tiny minority of Albion supporters, if you can call them that.
They know who they are. The silence is deafening after a good result and performance.
They only emerge from their dungeons of doom following a bad result
and below-par display to spout forth on the Comments section of The Argus website, across chatrooms and on Twitter.
Gus Poyet, chief executive Paul Barber, certain players, even some times bankrolling chairman Tony Bloom, become targets.
They moan about anything .and everything, from tactics and transfer policy to their most recent beef, ticket prices for the FA Cup tie against Newcastle.”


“I will let the repetitive moaners wallow in their sea of negativity, while the rest continue to embrace the ride in a golden era for the club.”
Andy Naylor

Could not have put it better myself. The trolls and wum will come and go but the blue and white army will march on. UTA
Great post, some forget the speed of the journey we have been on, and the end is the premiership, after that no reason why we can't do really well. Looking forward to a 30' 000 gate this season, I never thought the Amex would ever happen...
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: Scanned a couple of bits from Andy Naylor’s piece in the paper today “One of my New Year resolutions is to turn a blind eye to a tiny minority of Albion supporters, if you can call them that. They know who they are. The silence is deafening after a good result and performance. They only emerge from their dungeons of doom following a bad result and below-par display to spout forth on the Comments section of The Argus website, across chatrooms and on Twitter. Gus Poyet, chief executive Paul Barber, certain players, even some times bankrolling chairman Tony Bloom, become targets. They moan about anything .and everything, from tactics and transfer policy to their most recent beef, ticket prices for the FA Cup tie against Newcastle.” “I will let the repetitive moaners wallow in their sea of negativity, while the rest continue to embrace the ride in a golden era for the club.” Andy Naylor Could not have put it better myself. The trolls and wum will come and go but the blue and white army will march on. UTA[/p][/quote]Great post, some forget the speed of the journey we have been on, and the end is the premiership, after that no reason why we can't do really well. Looking forward to a 30' 000 gate this season, I never thought the Amex would ever happen... mark by the sea

5:47pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Far gull says...

championshipgull wrote:
Scanned a couple of bits from Andy Naylor’s piece in the paper today

“One of my New Year resolutions is to turn a blind eye to a tiny minority of Albion supporters, if you can call them that.
They know who they are. The silence is deafening after a good result and performance.
They only emerge from their dungeons of doom following a bad result
and below-par display to spout forth on the Comments section of The Argus website, across chatrooms and on Twitter.
Gus Poyet, chief executive Paul Barber, certain players, even some times bankrolling chairman Tony Bloom, become targets.
They moan about anything .and everything, from tactics and transfer policy to their most recent beef, ticket prices for the FA Cup tie against Newcastle.”


“I will let the repetitive moaners wallow in their sea of negativity, while the rest continue to embrace the ride in a golden era for the club.”
Andy Naylor

Could not have put it better myself. The trolls and wum will come and go but the blue and white army will march on. UTA
Agree with most of this post, just not the ticket prices bit. Think you missed the point on this one. You may be wealthy enough to afford what ever the ticket price but a half full amex will not attract better players and once atmosphere drops off it does not help the team.
Trust me this is what happened when we last went up to old 1st division prices rose because of success which is fair enough but it is a very fine line was all many including me have said!
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: Scanned a couple of bits from Andy Naylor’s piece in the paper today “One of my New Year resolutions is to turn a blind eye to a tiny minority of Albion supporters, if you can call them that. They know who they are. The silence is deafening after a good result and performance. They only emerge from their dungeons of doom following a bad result and below-par display to spout forth on the Comments section of The Argus website, across chatrooms and on Twitter. Gus Poyet, chief executive Paul Barber, certain players, even some times bankrolling chairman Tony Bloom, become targets. They moan about anything .and everything, from tactics and transfer policy to their most recent beef, ticket prices for the FA Cup tie against Newcastle.” “I will let the repetitive moaners wallow in their sea of negativity, while the rest continue to embrace the ride in a golden era for the club.” Andy Naylor Could not have put it better myself. The trolls and wum will come and go but the blue and white army will march on. UTA[/p][/quote]Agree with most of this post, just not the ticket prices bit. Think you missed the point on this one. You may be wealthy enough to afford what ever the ticket price but a half full amex will not attract better players and once atmosphere drops off it does not help the team. Trust me this is what happened when we last went up to old 1st division prices rose because of success which is fair enough but it is a very fine line was all many including me have said! Far gull

5:50pm Thu 10 Jan 13

ballantrrae says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
I noticed an article within the, 'paper talk,' section of Sky Sports today.

The article refers to the fact that Man United, Liverpool, Leeds and Brighton are all checking out a 5 million rated brazilian.
How cool is it to have our club in there with the big boys.

Dicker, IMHO, would have no trouble finding a new home next season, if it was needed. A solid pro that keeps his head down and works for his place, what more can you ask for.

There are probably just 5 or 6 players that I would like to see extend their contracts at this time, the rest can wait.
VegasSeagull can you tell me which paper the Report you refere to appears in.
At the moment 'The Paper' section of Sky Sports Transfer News is not providing access to the National papers element only Regional and Foreign. When 'clicking' on National the Regional come up (again). Most frustrating.
Many thanks.
Incidently I see that Matt Sparrow has joined Crawley. Lets hope for some inward movement soon. Judging from this report Dicker is clearly expecting and hoping that some signings are made this month.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I noticed an article within the, 'paper talk,' section of Sky Sports today. The article refers to the fact that Man United, Liverpool, Leeds and Brighton are all checking out a 5 million rated brazilian. How cool is it to have our club in there with the big boys. Dicker, IMHO, would have no trouble finding a new home next season, if it was needed. A solid pro that keeps his head down and works for his place, what more can you ask for. There are probably just 5 or 6 players that I would like to see extend their contracts at this time, the rest can wait.[/p][/quote]VegasSeagull can you tell me which paper the Report you refere to appears in. At the moment 'The Paper' section of Sky Sports Transfer News is not providing access to the National papers element only Regional and Foreign. When 'clicking' on National the Regional come up (again). Most frustrating. Many thanks. Incidently I see that Matt Sparrow has joined Crawley. Lets hope for some inward movement soon. Judging from this report Dicker is clearly expecting and hoping that some signings are made this month. ballantrrae

5:53pm Thu 10 Jan 13

championshipgull says...

championshipgull wrote:
Scanned a couple of bits from Andy Naylor’s piece in the paper today

“One of my New Year resolutions is to turn a blind eye to a tiny minority of Albion supporters, if you can call them that.
They know who they are. The silence is deafening after a good result and performance.
They only emerge from their dungeons of doom following a bad result
and below-par display to spout forth on the Comments section of The Argus website, across chatrooms and on Twitter.
Gus Poyet, chief executive Paul Barber, certain players, even some times bankrolling chairman Tony Bloom, become targets.
They moan about anything .and everything, from tactics and transfer policy to their most recent beef, ticket prices for the FA Cup tie against Newcastle.”


“I will let the repetitive moaners wallow in their sea of negativity, while the rest continue to embrace the ride in a golden era for the club.”
Andy Naylor

Could not have put it better myself. The trolls and wum will come and go but the blue and white army will march on. UTA
Just to clarify. I am quoting Andy Naylor
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: Scanned a couple of bits from Andy Naylor’s piece in the paper today “One of my New Year resolutions is to turn a blind eye to a tiny minority of Albion supporters, if you can call them that. They know who they are. The silence is deafening after a good result and performance. They only emerge from their dungeons of doom following a bad result and below-par display to spout forth on the Comments section of The Argus website, across chatrooms and on Twitter. Gus Poyet, chief executive Paul Barber, certain players, even some times bankrolling chairman Tony Bloom, become targets. They moan about anything .and everything, from tactics and transfer policy to their most recent beef, ticket prices for the FA Cup tie against Newcastle.” “I will let the repetitive moaners wallow in their sea of negativity, while the rest continue to embrace the ride in a golden era for the club.” Andy Naylor Could not have put it better myself. The trolls and wum will come and go but the blue and white army will march on. UTA[/p][/quote]Just to clarify. I am quoting Andy Naylor championshipgull

6:01pm Thu 10 Jan 13

brightonup says...

championshipgull wrote:
championshipgull wrote: Scanned a couple of bits from Andy Naylor’s piece in the paper today “One of my New Year resolutions is to turn a blind eye to a tiny minority of Albion supporters, if you can call them that. They know who they are. The silence is deafening after a good result and performance. They only emerge from their dungeons of doom following a bad result and below-par display to spout forth on the Comments section of The Argus website, across chatrooms and on Twitter. Gus Poyet, chief executive Paul Barber, certain players, even some times bankrolling chairman Tony Bloom, become targets. They moan about anything .and everything, from tactics and transfer policy to their most recent beef, ticket prices for the FA Cup tie against Newcastle.” “I will let the repetitive moaners wallow in their sea of negativity, while the rest continue to embrace the ride in a golden era for the club.” Andy Naylor Could not have put it better myself. The trolls and wum will come and go but the blue and white army will march on. UTA
Just to clarify. I am quoting Andy Naylor
.... apart from the last bit which I heartily agree with!
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: Scanned a couple of bits from Andy Naylor’s piece in the paper today “One of my New Year resolutions is to turn a blind eye to a tiny minority of Albion supporters, if you can call them that. They know who they are. The silence is deafening after a good result and performance. They only emerge from their dungeons of doom following a bad result and below-par display to spout forth on the Comments section of The Argus website, across chatrooms and on Twitter. Gus Poyet, chief executive Paul Barber, certain players, even some times bankrolling chairman Tony Bloom, become targets. They moan about anything .and everything, from tactics and transfer policy to their most recent beef, ticket prices for the FA Cup tie against Newcastle.” “I will let the repetitive moaners wallow in their sea of negativity, while the rest continue to embrace the ride in a golden era for the club.” Andy Naylor Could not have put it better myself. The trolls and wum will come and go but the blue and white army will march on. UTA[/p][/quote]Just to clarify. I am quoting Andy Naylor[/p][/quote].... apart from the last bit which I heartily agree with! brightonup

6:09pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Freeloaders says...

How can i not be a supporter you stupid person.Me & the family have been watching the club since 74.If people can think for themself or see things different to you they are not a supporter,or a Palace fan in your eyes.You just come across as a small minded child.Your like a brain dead sheep that can't think for himself.If the club told you night was day you would believe it.The cost of the game against NUFC was to much,and im sure most fans feel the same.The club is not only for the rich my friend,it calls itself a community club at the end of the day.Yes the club is going big guns now.But one thing i do know for sure being an Albion fan.That will not go on for ever.Its in the not so good days the club will need its supporters,rich and poor.Even yet again you say nothing about the story above,and just pick up on other peoples posts you sad little man.This site is for anyone to have their say on all things Albion as they see it."How they see it."not your brain dead eyes.
How can i not be a supporter you stupid person.Me & the family have been watching the club since 74.If people can think for themself or see things different to you they are not a supporter,or a Palace fan in your eyes.You just come across as a small minded child.Your like a brain dead sheep that can't think for himself.If the club told you night was day you would believe it.The cost of the game against NUFC was to much,and im sure most fans feel the same.The club is not only for the rich my friend,it calls itself a community club at the end of the day.Yes the club is going big guns now.But one thing i do know for sure being an Albion fan.That will not go on for ever.Its in the not so good days the club will need its supporters,rich and poor.Even yet again you say nothing about the story above,and just pick up on other peoples posts you sad little man.This site is for anyone to have their say on all things Albion as they see it."How they see it."not your brain dead eyes. Freeloaders

6:17pm Thu 10 Jan 13

brightonup says...

Freeloaders wrote:
How can i not be a supporter you stupid person.Me & the family have been watching the club since 74.If people can think for themself or see things different to you they are not a supporter,or a Palace fan in your eyes.You just come across as a small minded child.Your like a brain dead sheep that can't think for himself.If the club told you night was day you would believe it.The cost of the game against NUFC was to much,and im sure most fans feel the same.The club is not only for the rich my friend,it calls itself a community club at the end of the day.Yes the club is going big guns now.But one thing i do know for sure being an Albion fan.That will not go on for ever.Its in the not so good days the club will need its supporters,rich and poor.Even yet again you say nothing about the story above,and just pick up on other peoples posts you sad little man.This site is for anyone to have their say on all things Albion as they see it."How they see it."not your brain dead eyes.
drivel from beginning to end......
[quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: How can i not be a supporter you stupid person.Me & the family have been watching the club since 74.If people can think for themself or see things different to you they are not a supporter,or a Palace fan in your eyes.You just come across as a small minded child.Your like a brain dead sheep that can't think for himself.If the club told you night was day you would believe it.The cost of the game against NUFC was to much,and im sure most fans feel the same.The club is not only for the rich my friend,it calls itself a community club at the end of the day.Yes the club is going big guns now.But one thing i do know for sure being an Albion fan.That will not go on for ever.Its in the not so good days the club will need its supporters,rich and poor.Even yet again you say nothing about the story above,and just pick up on other peoples posts you sad little man.This site is for anyone to have their say on all things Albion as they see it."How they see it."not your brain dead eyes.[/p][/quote]drivel from beginning to end...... brightonup

6:17pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Hovite says...

brightonup wrote:
championshipgull wrote:
championshipgull wrote: Scanned a couple of bits from Andy Naylor’s piece in the paper today “One of my New Year resolutions is to turn a blind eye to a tiny minority of Albion supporters, if you can call them that. They know who they are. The silence is deafening after a good result and performance. They only emerge from their dungeons of doom following a bad result and below-par display to spout forth on the Comments section of The Argus website, across chatrooms and on Twitter. Gus Poyet, chief executive Paul Barber, certain players, even some times bankrolling chairman Tony Bloom, become targets. They moan about anything .and everything, from tactics and transfer policy to their most recent beef, ticket prices for the FA Cup tie against Newcastle.” “I will let the repetitive moaners wallow in their sea of negativity, while the rest continue to embrace the ride in a golden era for the club.” Andy Naylor Could not have put it better myself. The trolls and wum will come and go but the blue and white army will march on. UTA
Just to clarify. I am quoting Andy Naylor
.... apart from the last bit which I heartily agree with!
Just posted this for people to scroll down to.
[quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: Scanned a couple of bits from Andy Naylor’s piece in the paper today “One of my New Year resolutions is to turn a blind eye to a tiny minority of Albion supporters, if you can call them that. They know who they are. The silence is deafening after a good result and performance. They only emerge from their dungeons of doom following a bad result and below-par display to spout forth on the Comments section of The Argus website, across chatrooms and on Twitter. Gus Poyet, chief executive Paul Barber, certain players, even some times bankrolling chairman Tony Bloom, become targets. They moan about anything .and everything, from tactics and transfer policy to their most recent beef, ticket prices for the FA Cup tie against Newcastle.” “I will let the repetitive moaners wallow in their sea of negativity, while the rest continue to embrace the ride in a golden era for the club.” Andy Naylor Could not have put it better myself. The trolls and wum will come and go but the blue and white army will march on. UTA[/p][/quote]Just to clarify. I am quoting Andy Naylor[/p][/quote].... apart from the last bit which I heartily agree with![/p][/quote]Just posted this for people to scroll down to. Hovite

6:23pm Thu 10 Jan 13

albionfan33 says...

so matty sparrow has joined crawley
so matty sparrow has joined crawley albionfan33

6:26pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Freeloaders says...

Look you both start posting at the same time.Its so clear to anyone your the same person.Nothing to ever say about the story above,or the club yet again.
Look you both start posting at the same time.Its so clear to anyone your the same person.Nothing to ever say about the story above,or the club yet again. Freeloaders

6:26pm Thu 10 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

ballantrrae wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote: I noticed an article within the, 'paper talk,' section of Sky Sports today. The article refers to the fact that Man United, Liverpool, Leeds and Brighton are all checking out a 5 million rated brazilian. How cool is it to have our club in there with the big boys. Dicker, IMHO, would have no trouble finding a new home next season, if it was needed. A solid pro that keeps his head down and works for his place, what more can you ask for. There are probably just 5 or 6 players that I would like to see extend their contracts at this time, the rest can wait.
VegasSeagull can you tell me which paper the Report you refere to appears in. At the moment 'The Paper' section of Sky Sports Transfer News is not providing access to the National papers element only Regional and Foreign. When 'clicking' on National the Regional come up (again). Most frustrating. Many thanks. Incidently I see that Matt Sparrow has joined Crawley. Lets hope for some inward movement soon. Judging from this report Dicker is clearly expecting and hoping that some signings are made this month.
I can't recall the paper's name, sorry.

If you do a search for, ESPN Soccor, and once there use their search box by typing in, Leo Baptistao, it will open a window where the report I am telling of is the first entry in that window.

Use the word soccor and not football, it's an american site.

Hope this works for you. .
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I noticed an article within the, 'paper talk,' section of Sky Sports today. The article refers to the fact that Man United, Liverpool, Leeds and Brighton are all checking out a 5 million rated brazilian. How cool is it to have our club in there with the big boys. Dicker, IMHO, would have no trouble finding a new home next season, if it was needed. A solid pro that keeps his head down and works for his place, what more can you ask for. There are probably just 5 or 6 players that I would like to see extend their contracts at this time, the rest can wait.[/p][/quote]VegasSeagull can you tell me which paper the Report you refere to appears in. At the moment 'The Paper' section of Sky Sports Transfer News is not providing access to the National papers element only Regional and Foreign. When 'clicking' on National the Regional come up (again). Most frustrating. Many thanks. Incidently I see that Matt Sparrow has joined Crawley. Lets hope for some inward movement soon. Judging from this report Dicker is clearly expecting and hoping that some signings are made this month.[/p][/quote]I can't recall the paper's name, sorry. If you do a search for, ESPN Soccor, and once there use their search box by typing in, Leo Baptistao, it will open a window where the report I am telling of is the first entry in that window. Use the word soccor and not football, it's an american site. Hope this works for you. . VegasSeagull

6:29pm Thu 10 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
ballantrrae wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote: I noticed an article within the, 'paper talk,' section of Sky Sports today. The article refers to the fact that Man United, Liverpool, Leeds and Brighton are all checking out a 5 million rated brazilian. How cool is it to have our club in there with the big boys. Dicker, IMHO, would have no trouble finding a new home next season, if it was needed. A solid pro that keeps his head down and works for his place, what more can you ask for. There are probably just 5 or 6 players that I would like to see extend their contracts at this time, the rest can wait.
VegasSeagull can you tell me which paper the Report you refere to appears in. At the moment 'The Paper' section of Sky Sports Transfer News is not providing access to the National papers element only Regional and Foreign. When 'clicking' on National the Regional come up (again). Most frustrating. Many thanks. Incidently I see that Matt Sparrow has joined Crawley. Lets hope for some inward movement soon. Judging from this report Dicker is clearly expecting and hoping that some signings are made this month.
I can't recall the paper's name, sorry. If you do a search for, ESPN Soccor, and once there use their search box by typing in, Leo Baptistao, it will open a window where the report I am telling of is the first entry in that window. Use the word soccor and not football, it's an american site. Hope this works for you. .
The reason for me trying to send you to ESPN is because this is where I first found the story yesterday evening (my time), today I went to the UK sites to confirm.

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[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I noticed an article within the, 'paper talk,' section of Sky Sports today. The article refers to the fact that Man United, Liverpool, Leeds and Brighton are all checking out a 5 million rated brazilian. How cool is it to have our club in there with the big boys. Dicker, IMHO, would have no trouble finding a new home next season, if it was needed. A solid pro that keeps his head down and works for his place, what more can you ask for. There are probably just 5 or 6 players that I would like to see extend their contracts at this time, the rest can wait.[/p][/quote]VegasSeagull can you tell me which paper the Report you refere to appears in. At the moment 'The Paper' section of Sky Sports Transfer News is not providing access to the National papers element only Regional and Foreign. When 'clicking' on National the Regional come up (again). Most frustrating. Many thanks. Incidently I see that Matt Sparrow has joined Crawley. Lets hope for some inward movement soon. Judging from this report Dicker is clearly expecting and hoping that some signings are made this month.[/p][/quote]I can't recall the paper's name, sorry. If you do a search for, ESPN Soccor, and once there use their search box by typing in, Leo Baptistao, it will open a window where the report I am telling of is the first entry in that window. Use the word soccor and not football, it's an american site. Hope this works for you. .[/p][/quote]The reason for me trying to send you to ESPN is because this is where I first found the story yesterday evening (my time), today I went to the UK sites to confirm. . VegasSeagull

6:41pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Freeloaders says...

Your a vile little bully that thinks himself better than everyone.Just because you had such a good education you think that gives you the right to take over a football site,and make out you talk for the club & all its fans.A out of work builder from Whitehawk has the same right to say what he likes on here.Anyway fact is Dunk will never be a prem-league footballer.People like you may help him stay on the clubs books year after year for nothing.But he don't play in a championship team,so how will he get into a prem- league team LOL.
Your a vile little bully that thinks himself better than everyone.Just because you had such a good education you think that gives you the right to take over a football site,and make out you talk for the club & all its fans.A out of work builder from Whitehawk has the same right to say what he likes on here.Anyway fact is Dunk will never be a prem-league footballer.People like you may help him stay on the clubs books year after year for nothing.But he don't play in a championship team,so how will he get into a prem- league team LOL. Freeloaders

6:50pm Thu 10 Jan 13

brightonup says...

Freeloaders wrote:
Look you both start posting at the same time.Its so clear to anyone your the same person.Nothing to ever say about the story above,or the club yet again.
Just this once, I will dignify your odorous outpourings by addressing you directly.

Are you really arrogant enough to believe that only one person on this site has evaluated your comments and found them to be poorly written detritus?

Just see if you can salvage any self respect by keeping your ill formed thoughts to yourself.... or failing that, try and be a little less repetitive.

... Whatever you choose to do, you can't say I didn't try to help you overcome your affliction!
[quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: Look you both start posting at the same time.Its so clear to anyone your the same person.Nothing to ever say about the story above,or the club yet again.[/p][/quote]Just this once, I will dignify your odorous outpourings by addressing you directly. Are you really arrogant enough to believe that only one person on this site has evaluated your comments and found them to be poorly written detritus? Just see if you can salvage any self respect by keeping your ill formed thoughts to yourself.... or failing that, try and be a little less repetitive. ... Whatever you choose to do, you can't say I didn't try to help you overcome your affliction! brightonup

6:52pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Freeloaders says...

Go & wait at the bandstand for half hour Hovite.Maybe your good friend brightonup will come & keep you company on cold lonley night LOL.
Go & wait at the bandstand for half hour Hovite.Maybe your good friend brightonup will come & keep you company on cold lonley night LOL. Freeloaders

6:59pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Freeloaders says...

brightonup wrote:
Freeloaders wrote:
Look you both start posting at the same time.Its so clear to anyone your the same person.Nothing to ever say about the story above,or the club yet again.
Just this once, I will dignify your odorous outpourings by addressing you directly.

Are you really arrogant enough to believe that only one person on this site has evaluated your comments and found them to be poorly written detritus?

Just see if you can salvage any self respect by keeping your ill formed thoughts to yourself.... or failing that, try and be a little less repetitive.

... Whatever you choose to do, you can't say I didn't try to help you overcome your affliction!
Maybe you could start to think for yourself then,& post about the story or the club for a change.You just just pick up on my outstanding posts.Which you have know real anser to lol.How come as you and Hovite are such good friends you never say lets meet up for a drink ha.lol Now that would be talking yourself.
[quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: Look you both start posting at the same time.Its so clear to anyone your the same person.Nothing to ever say about the story above,or the club yet again.[/p][/quote]Just this once, I will dignify your odorous outpourings by addressing you directly. Are you really arrogant enough to believe that only one person on this site has evaluated your comments and found them to be poorly written detritus? Just see if you can salvage any self respect by keeping your ill formed thoughts to yourself.... or failing that, try and be a little less repetitive. ... Whatever you choose to do, you can't say I didn't try to help you overcome your affliction![/p][/quote]Maybe you could start to think for yourself then,& post about the story or the club for a change.You just just pick up on my outstanding posts.Which you have know real anser to lol.How come as you and Hovite are such good friends you never say lets meet up for a drink ha.lol Now that would be talking yourself. Freeloaders

7:03pm Thu 10 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

Freeloader you seem to have reverted back to slagging people off again.
I had some hope for you as one or two of your comments were worth the reading.

Why do you do it? Why can't you just post comments in the way others do. Adding the insults to your comments does nothing to improve them.

If you find Hovite or Brightonup boring to read then don't read. If you are not interested in debating soccor with them then just don't. I am sure they will both ignore you just as you can ignore them.

I have found myself just skipping over your comments because if I reply, I might get dragged into the ongoing tiff you are having with other posters.

Comment cleanly, layout your thoughts minus the insults and I will debate with you, carry on as you are and sadly I will continue to just skip over your observations.
Freeloader you seem to have reverted back to slagging people off again. I had some hope for you as one or two of your comments were worth the reading. Why do you do it? Why can't you just post comments in the way others do. Adding the insults to your comments does nothing to improve them. If you find Hovite or Brightonup boring to read then don't read. If you are not interested in debating soccor with them then just don't. I am sure they will both ignore you just as you can ignore them. I have found myself just skipping over your comments because if I reply, I might get dragged into the ongoing tiff you are having with other posters. Comment cleanly, layout your thoughts minus the insults and I will debate with you, carry on as you are and sadly I will continue to just skip over your observations. VegasSeagull

7:35pm Thu 10 Jan 13

dave from bexill says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Freeloader you seem to have reverted back to slagging people off again.
I had some hope for you as one or two of your comments were worth the reading.

Why do you do it? Why can't you just post comments in the way others do. Adding the insults to your comments does nothing to improve them.

If you find Hovite or Brightonup boring to read then don't read. If you are not interested in debating soccor with them then just don't. I am sure they will both ignore you just as you can ignore them.

I have found myself just skipping over your comments because if I reply, I might get dragged into the ongoing tiff you are having with other posters.

Comment cleanly, layout your thoughts minus the insults and I will debate with you, carry on as you are and sadly I will continue to just skip over your observations.
Well said Vegas. Wholeheartedly agree with your comments re the above
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Freeloader you seem to have reverted back to slagging people off again. I had some hope for you as one or two of your comments were worth the reading. Why do you do it? Why can't you just post comments in the way others do. Adding the insults to your comments does nothing to improve them. If you find Hovite or Brightonup boring to read then don't read. If you are not interested in debating soccor with them then just don't. I am sure they will both ignore you just as you can ignore them. I have found myself just skipping over your comments because if I reply, I might get dragged into the ongoing tiff you are having with other posters. Comment cleanly, layout your thoughts minus the insults and I will debate with you, carry on as you are and sadly I will continue to just skip over your observations.[/p][/quote]Well said Vegas. Wholeheartedly agree with your comments re the above dave from bexill

8:16pm Thu 10 Jan 13

the taffster says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Hovite wrote:
It would make sense for Dunk to sign another contract, but I would imagine that the first thing he will have to do is go out on loan and play competitive football regularly and build up the confidence he is lacking at the moment. Vitalijs will be able to step up to the CB plate without any fear if we need him. With regard to Dicker, he is a good team player and he fits in with what we are doing.
Hovite any thoughts on the possible signing of Jason Scotland?
we should sign the ipswich keeper.apparantley he can kick a ball as far as scotland.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: It would make sense for Dunk to sign another contract, but I would imagine that the first thing he will have to do is go out on loan and play competitive football regularly and build up the confidence he is lacking at the moment. Vitalijs will be able to step up to the CB plate without any fear if we need him. With regard to Dicker, he is a good team player and he fits in with what we are doing.[/p][/quote]Hovite any thoughts on the possible signing of Jason Scotland?[/p][/quote]we should sign the ipswich keeper.apparantley he can kick a ball as far as scotland. the taffster

8:23pm Thu 10 Jan 13

the taffster says...

Freeloaders wrote:
How can i not be a supporter you stupid person.Me & the family have been watching the club since 74.If people can think for themself or see things different to you they are not a supporter,or a Palace fan in your eyes.You just come across as a small minded child.Your like a brain dead sheep that can't think for himself.If the club told you night was day you would believe it.The cost of the game against NUFC was to much,and im sure most fans feel the same.The club is not only for the rich my friend,it calls itself a community club at the end of the day.Yes the club is going big guns now.But one thing i do know for sure being an Albion fan.That will not go on for ever.Its in the not so good days the club will need its supporters,rich and poor.Even yet again you say nothing about the story above,and just pick up on other peoples posts you sad little man.This site is for anyone to have their say on all things Albion as they see it."How they see it."not your brain dead eyes.
i agree the sad losers who feel the need to compile a troll list should get off the site if they cant handle free flowing opinions.you may not agree with some of the stuff discussed,but theirs 2 sides to every story.
[quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: How can i not be a supporter you stupid person.Me & the family have been watching the club since 74.If people can think for themself or see things different to you they are not a supporter,or a Palace fan in your eyes.You just come across as a small minded child.Your like a brain dead sheep that can't think for himself.If the club told you night was day you would believe it.The cost of the game against NUFC was to much,and im sure most fans feel the same.The club is not only for the rich my friend,it calls itself a community club at the end of the day.Yes the club is going big guns now.But one thing i do know for sure being an Albion fan.That will not go on for ever.Its in the not so good days the club will need its supporters,rich and poor.Even yet again you say nothing about the story above,and just pick up on other peoples posts you sad little man.This site is for anyone to have their say on all things Albion as they see it."How they see it."not your brain dead eyes.[/p][/quote]i agree the sad losers who feel the need to compile a troll list should get off the site if they cant handle free flowing opinions.you may not agree with some of the stuff discussed,but theirs 2 sides to every story. the taffster

8:24pm Thu 10 Jan 13

championshipgull says...

Far gull wrote:
championshipgull wrote:
Scanned a couple of bits from Andy Naylor’s piece in the paper today

“One of my New Year resolutions is to turn a blind eye to a tiny minority of Albion supporters, if you can call them that.
They know who they are. The silence is deafening after a good result and performance.
They only emerge from their dungeons of doom following a bad result
and below-par display to spout forth on the Comments section of The Argus website, across chatrooms and on Twitter.
Gus Poyet, chief executive Paul Barber, certain players, even some times bankrolling chairman Tony Bloom, become targets.
They moan about anything .and everything, from tactics and transfer policy to their most recent beef, ticket prices for the FA Cup tie against Newcastle.”


“I will let the repetitive moaners wallow in their sea of negativity, while the rest continue to embrace the ride in a golden era for the club.”
Andy Naylor

Could not have put it better myself. The trolls and wum will come and go but the blue and white army will march on. UTA
Agree with most of this post, just not the ticket prices bit. Think you missed the point on this one. You may be wealthy enough to afford what ever the ticket price but a half full amex will not attract better players and once atmosphere drops off it does not help the team.
Trust me this is what happened when we last went up to old 1st division prices rose because of success which is fair enough but it is a very fine line was all many including me have said!
To be fair to Andy I have scanned a bit more of his piece.


“I am struggling to see why the club were wrong to charge normal prices for Newcastle's visit. They were, after all, entertaining Premier League opposition. I would have understood the fuss if the Seagulls had increased their prices, or not dropped them if they had been hosting Macclesfield, but maintaining the status quo seemed perfectly acceptable in the circumstances.
Season ticket holders had the choice of paying for their normal seat, sitting somewhere else(which would have been cheaper in many cases) or staying at home and watching the match on ITV.
I fully appreciate we are Iiving in tough economic times and money is particularly tight for most of us over Christmas but fans were not burdened by a flurry of games close to one another.”
Andy Naylor

And to be fair to you Far gull I am not unsympathetic with your point of view but if we want top class football and this time top class facilities as well it costs and most of the fans apparently agree as the gate was still over 22,000. If it all goes pear shape we will still have the Amex. No one is going to turn that into a retail park ,not in my life time.
[quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: Scanned a couple of bits from Andy Naylor’s piece in the paper today “One of my New Year resolutions is to turn a blind eye to a tiny minority of Albion supporters, if you can call them that. They know who they are. The silence is deafening after a good result and performance. They only emerge from their dungeons of doom following a bad result and below-par display to spout forth on the Comments section of The Argus website, across chatrooms and on Twitter. Gus Poyet, chief executive Paul Barber, certain players, even some times bankrolling chairman Tony Bloom, become targets. They moan about anything .and everything, from tactics and transfer policy to their most recent beef, ticket prices for the FA Cup tie against Newcastle.” “I will let the repetitive moaners wallow in their sea of negativity, while the rest continue to embrace the ride in a golden era for the club.” Andy Naylor Could not have put it better myself. The trolls and wum will come and go but the blue and white army will march on. UTA[/p][/quote]Agree with most of this post, just not the ticket prices bit. Think you missed the point on this one. You may be wealthy enough to afford what ever the ticket price but a half full amex will not attract better players and once atmosphere drops off it does not help the team. Trust me this is what happened when we last went up to old 1st division prices rose because of success which is fair enough but it is a very fine line was all many including me have said![/p][/quote]To be fair to Andy I have scanned a bit more of his piece. “I am struggling to see why the club were wrong to charge normal prices for Newcastle's visit. They were, after all, entertaining Premier League opposition. I would have understood the fuss if the Seagulls had increased their prices, or not dropped them if they had been hosting Macclesfield, but maintaining the status quo seemed perfectly acceptable in the circumstances. Season ticket holders had the choice of paying for their normal seat, sitting somewhere else(which would have been cheaper in many cases) or staying at home and watching the match on ITV. I fully appreciate we are Iiving in tough economic times and money is particularly tight for most of us over Christmas but fans were not burdened by a flurry of games close to one another.” Andy Naylor And to be fair to you Far gull I am not unsympathetic with your point of view but if we want top class football and this time top class facilities as well it costs and most of the fans apparently agree as the gate was still over 22,000. If it all goes pear shape we will still have the Amex. No one is going to turn that into a retail park ,not in my life time. championshipgull

9:14pm Thu 10 Jan 13

ballantrrae says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
ballantrrae wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote: I noticed an article within the, 'paper talk,' section of Sky Sports today. The article refers to the fact that Man United, Liverpool, Leeds and Brighton are all checking out a 5 million rated brazilian. How cool is it to have our club in there with the big boys. Dicker, IMHO, would have no trouble finding a new home next season, if it was needed. A solid pro that keeps his head down and works for his place, what more can you ask for. There are probably just 5 or 6 players that I would like to see extend their contracts at this time, the rest can wait.
VegasSeagull can you tell me which paper the Report you refere to appears in. At the moment 'The Paper' section of Sky Sports Transfer News is not providing access to the National papers element only Regional and Foreign. When 'clicking' on National the Regional come up (again). Most frustrating. Many thanks. Incidently I see that Matt Sparrow has joined Crawley. Lets hope for some inward movement soon. Judging from this report Dicker is clearly expecting and hoping that some signings are made this month.
I can't recall the paper's name, sorry. If you do a search for, ESPN Soccor, and once there use their search box by typing in, Leo Baptistao, it will open a window where the report I am telling of is the first entry in that window. Use the word soccor and not football, it's an american site. Hope this works for you. .
The reason for me trying to send you to ESPN is because this is where I first found the story yesterday evening (my time), today I went to the UK sites to confirm.

.
Many Thanks VegasSeagull, much appreciated.
Hope to see another positive performance like last Saturday against Derby this weekend.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I noticed an article within the, 'paper talk,' section of Sky Sports today. The article refers to the fact that Man United, Liverpool, Leeds and Brighton are all checking out a 5 million rated brazilian. How cool is it to have our club in there with the big boys. Dicker, IMHO, would have no trouble finding a new home next season, if it was needed. A solid pro that keeps his head down and works for his place, what more can you ask for. There are probably just 5 or 6 players that I would like to see extend their contracts at this time, the rest can wait.[/p][/quote]VegasSeagull can you tell me which paper the Report you refere to appears in. At the moment 'The Paper' section of Sky Sports Transfer News is not providing access to the National papers element only Regional and Foreign. When 'clicking' on National the Regional come up (again). Most frustrating. Many thanks. Incidently I see that Matt Sparrow has joined Crawley. Lets hope for some inward movement soon. Judging from this report Dicker is clearly expecting and hoping that some signings are made this month.[/p][/quote]I can't recall the paper's name, sorry. If you do a search for, ESPN Soccor, and once there use their search box by typing in, Leo Baptistao, it will open a window where the report I am telling of is the first entry in that window. Use the word soccor and not football, it's an american site. Hope this works for you. .[/p][/quote]The reason for me trying to send you to ESPN is because this is where I first found the story yesterday evening (my time), today I went to the UK sites to confirm. .[/p][/quote]Many Thanks VegasSeagull, much appreciated. Hope to see another positive performance like last Saturday against Derby this weekend. ballantrrae

10:16pm Thu 10 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

Ballantrrea I honestly think we will beat Derby. The last two results were good value for the effort and performance of the team. I feel sure that all the lads are on a high and will go into the game with great confidence.

One by one our injured are, and will continue, to return so those lucky enough to start know that they have to deliver in order to keep their places.

I really can't see Derby parking the bus, they have more class than that. Clough will want a minimum of a point from the game if he is to continue his playoff challenge. Poyet will want all three to continue ours.

Even without new signings our team will improve as our gems get back to playing.
Ballantrrea I honestly think we will beat Derby. The last two results were good value for the effort and performance of the team. I feel sure that all the lads are on a high and will go into the game with great confidence. One by one our injured are, and will continue, to return so those lucky enough to start know that they have to deliver in order to keep their places. I really can't see Derby parking the bus, they have more class than that. Clough will want a minimum of a point from the game if he is to continue his playoff challenge. Poyet will want all three to continue ours. Even without new signings our team will improve as our gems get back to playing. VegasSeagull

11:08pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

the taffster wrote:
Freeloaders wrote:
How can i not be a supporter you stupid person.Me & the family have been watching the club since 74.If people can think for themself or see things different to you they are not a supporter,or a Palace fan in your eyes.You just come across as a small minded child.Your like a brain dead sheep that can't think for himself.If the club told you night was day you would believe it.The cost of the game against NUFC was to much,and im sure most fans feel the same.The club is not only for the rich my friend,it calls itself a community club at the end of the day.Yes the club is going big guns now.But one thing i do know for sure being an Albion fan.That will not go on for ever.Its in the not so good days the club will need its supporters,rich and poor.Even yet again you say nothing about the story above,and just pick up on other peoples posts you sad little man.This site is for anyone to have their say on all things Albion as they see it."How they see it."not your brain dead eyes.
i agree the sad losers who feel the need to compile a troll list should get off the site if they cant handle free flowing opinions.you may not agree with some of the stuff discussed,but theirs 2 sides to every story.
There may or may not be two sides to every story, but even if there were it doesn't mean that one of them isn't wholly wrong.
[quote][p][bold]the taffster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: How can i not be a supporter you stupid person.Me & the family have been watching the club since 74.If people can think for themself or see things different to you they are not a supporter,or a Palace fan in your eyes.You just come across as a small minded child.Your like a brain dead sheep that can't think for himself.If the club told you night was day you would believe it.The cost of the game against NUFC was to much,and im sure most fans feel the same.The club is not only for the rich my friend,it calls itself a community club at the end of the day.Yes the club is going big guns now.But one thing i do know for sure being an Albion fan.That will not go on for ever.Its in the not so good days the club will need its supporters,rich and poor.Even yet again you say nothing about the story above,and just pick up on other peoples posts you sad little man.This site is for anyone to have their say on all things Albion as they see it."How they see it."not your brain dead eyes.[/p][/quote]i agree the sad losers who feel the need to compile a troll list should get off the site if they cant handle free flowing opinions.you may not agree with some of the stuff discussed,but theirs 2 sides to every story.[/p][/quote]There may or may not be two sides to every story, but even if there were it doesn't mean that one of them isn't wholly wrong. Old Scrote of the Amex

9:27am Fri 11 Jan 13

unmuzzledseagull says...

Freeloaders wrote:
How can i not be a supporter you stupid person.Me & the family have been watching the club since 74.If people can think for themself or see things different to you they are not a supporter,or a Palace fan in your eyes.You just come across as a small minded child.Your like a brain dead sheep that can't think for himself.If the club told you night was day you would believe it.The cost of the game against NUFC was to much,and im sure most fans feel the same.The club is not only for the rich my friend,it calls itself a community club at the end of the day.Yes the club is going big guns now.But one thing i do know for sure being an Albion fan.That will not go on for ever.Its in the not so good days the club will need its supporters,rich and poor.Even yet again you say nothing about the story above,and just pick up on other peoples posts you sad little man.This site is for anyone to have their say on all things Albion as they see it."How they see it."not your brain dead eyes.
please argus boot this idiot!!
[quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: How can i not be a supporter you stupid person.Me & the family have been watching the club since 74.If people can think for themself or see things different to you they are not a supporter,or a Palace fan in your eyes.You just come across as a small minded child.Your like a brain dead sheep that can't think for himself.If the club told you night was day you would believe it.The cost of the game against NUFC was to much,and im sure most fans feel the same.The club is not only for the rich my friend,it calls itself a community club at the end of the day.Yes the club is going big guns now.But one thing i do know for sure being an Albion fan.That will not go on for ever.Its in the not so good days the club will need its supporters,rich and poor.Even yet again you say nothing about the story above,and just pick up on other peoples posts you sad little man.This site is for anyone to have their say on all things Albion as they see it."How they see it."not your brain dead eyes.[/p][/quote]please argus boot this idiot!! unmuzzledseagull

11:50am Fri 11 Jan 13

the taffster says...

Old Scrote of the Amex wrote:
the taffster wrote:
Freeloaders wrote:
How can i not be a supporter you stupid person.Me & the family have been watching the club since 74.If people can think for themself or see things different to you they are not a supporter,or a Palace fan in your eyes.You just come across as a small minded child.Your like a brain dead sheep that can't think for himself.If the club told you night was day you would believe it.The cost of the game against NUFC was to much,and im sure most fans feel the same.The club is not only for the rich my friend,it calls itself a community club at the end of the day.Yes the club is going big guns now.But one thing i do know for sure being an Albion fan.That will not go on for ever.Its in the not so good days the club will need its supporters,rich and poor.Even yet again you say nothing about the story above,and just pick up on other peoples posts you sad little man.This site is for anyone to have their say on all things Albion as they see it."How they see it."not your brain dead eyes.
i agree the sad losers who feel the need to compile a troll list should get off the site if they cant handle free flowing opinions.you may not agree with some of the stuff discussed,but theirs 2 sides to every story.
There may or may not be two sides to every story, but even if there were it doesn't mean that one of them isn't wholly wrong.
in your opinion perhaps only.this site is made up of a discussion group of supporters who dont all dance to the same drum.life would be a bit mundane if we all lived in kemptown and had a friend called dorothy,wouldnt it?
[quote][p][bold]Old Scrote of the Amex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the taffster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: How can i not be a supporter you stupid person.Me & the family have been watching the club since 74.If people can think for themself or see things different to you they are not a supporter,or a Palace fan in your eyes.You just come across as a small minded child.Your like a brain dead sheep that can't think for himself.If the club told you night was day you would believe it.The cost of the game against NUFC was to much,and im sure most fans feel the same.The club is not only for the rich my friend,it calls itself a community club at the end of the day.Yes the club is going big guns now.But one thing i do know for sure being an Albion fan.That will not go on for ever.Its in the not so good days the club will need its supporters,rich and poor.Even yet again you say nothing about the story above,and just pick up on other peoples posts you sad little man.This site is for anyone to have their say on all things Albion as they see it."How they see it."not your brain dead eyes.[/p][/quote]i agree the sad losers who feel the need to compile a troll list should get off the site if they cant handle free flowing opinions.you may not agree with some of the stuff discussed,but theirs 2 sides to every story.[/p][/quote]There may or may not be two sides to every story, but even if there were it doesn't mean that one of them isn't wholly wrong.[/p][/quote]in your opinion perhaps only.this site is made up of a discussion group of supporters who dont all dance to the same drum.life would be a bit mundane if we all lived in kemptown and had a friend called dorothy,wouldnt it? the taffster

12:03pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Hovite says...

I don't have a problem with you living in Kemptown the taffster, or that you have a friend called Dorothy.
I don't have a problem with you living in Kemptown the taffster, or that you have a friend called Dorothy. Hovite

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