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El-Abd heads home after Egypt date

The Argus: Adam El-Abd started for Egypt Adam El-Abd started for Egypt

Adam El-Abd is facing a race against time to work on his new pairing at the heart of the Albion defence.

But boss Gus Poyet is confident his back line will be ready to face Hull City on Saturday.

El-Abd will not rejoin the Seagulls at training until tomorrow after playing for Egypt in Madrid last night.

He is expected to team up with recent loan signing Matthew Upson for the second time when Hull visit The Amex.

Ideally, Poyet would have loved his defenders to spend the week working together but he is also keen for his players to represent their countries.

He said: “I want Adam to play (for Egypt). We won’t get him back until Friday but if you are going to have good players you have to get used to that.

"It's not like we have had ten players away on international duty. We will be okay”

El-Abd enjoyed his first start for Egypt and played the first 70 minutes of the 2-1 defeat to Chile at the Estadio Vicente Calderon before being given a breather by boss Bob Bradley.

He is likely to be involved in a friendly against opponents to be decided on March 22.

An Egyptian FA source revealed El-Abd is close to securing the necessary paperwork to make him eligible for the World Cup qualifier versus Zimbabwe in Alexandria on March 26.

Bradley said: “We don’t get to a see a lot of Adam so I played him from the start to see how he did.”

Poyet could have a defensive decision to make when Albion go to Cardiff City a week next Tuesday.

He expects skipper Gordon Greer, currently ruled out by a hamstring injury, to be available to take on the leaders.

Albion host Blackburn next Tuesday and then have a free weekend due to the FA Cup fifth round.

Asked about Greer’s return, Poyet said: “Next Tuesday? I’m not sure. He will be close.

“The following Tuesday? For sure.”

Young defender Vitalijs Maksimenko came off the bench for Latvia as they lost 3-0 to Japan in Kobe yesterday.

Maksimenko recently joined Albion’s development squad.

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9:45am Thu 7 Feb 13

saraman says...

Glad you're back with no injuries Adam. Get in there on Saturday with Matthew and co for a clean sheet.
Glad you're back with no injuries Adam. Get in there on Saturday with Matthew and co for a clean sheet. saraman
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10:11am Thu 7 Feb 13

Clean Sheet says...

Is there something spooky about Adam EA playing at the Stadium Vicente Calderon?
Is there something spooky about Adam EA playing at the Stadium Vicente Calderon? Clean Sheet
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10:16am Thu 7 Feb 13

Hector66 says...

what a fantastic pro and a credit to himself and to brighton as both a football club and a place.
what a fantastic pro and a credit to himself and to brighton as both a football club and a place. Hector66
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10:20am Thu 7 Feb 13

pappaK says...

An average person eats 1500 lbs of food a year.

150 lb Meat
290lb Dairy products
35lb eggs
48lb chicken
68lb bread/pasta
125lb potatoes
80lb fruit

Average mans weight is 190lb
In the USA its more ( fact)
1500/190 = 7.9.
So maths say we eat 7.9 times our body weight each year.

BUT!!!!! Supporters of this site who indulge in Bull Sh***t by the maths
consume another 250lb ,now that becomes 9.2 of consumption.
My BMI is sweet..
But don`t worry you excrete a lot of it
Prune Juice helps
It won`t be long before cricket season is upon us.

Have a Beaut Day........
I wish we could add smilies
An average person eats 1500 lbs of food a year. 150 lb Meat 290lb Dairy products 35lb eggs 48lb chicken 68lb bread/pasta 125lb potatoes 80lb fruit Average mans weight is 190lb In the USA its more ( fact) 1500/190 = 7.9. So maths say we eat 7.9 times our body weight each year. BUT!!!!! Supporters of this site who indulge in Bull Sh***t by the maths consume another 250lb ,now that becomes 9.2 of consumption. My BMI is sweet.. But don`t worry you excrete a lot of it Prune Juice helps It won`t be long before cricket season is upon us. Have a Beaut Day........ I wish we could add smilies pappaK
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10:59am Thu 7 Feb 13

championshipgull says...

Adam will be a great example to the players at the new academy of what can be achieved at Brighton and Hove Albion. I Hope he plays at the world cup, representing both club and country.
Adam will be a great example to the players at the new academy of what can be achieved at Brighton and Hove Albion. I Hope he plays at the world cup, representing both club and country. championshipgull
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11:20am Thu 7 Feb 13

CanfieldRob says...

Hector66 wrote:
what a fantastic pro and a credit to himself and to brighton as both a football club and a place.
Completely agree. It is marvellous to see him getting international recognition.
[quote][p][bold]Hector66[/bold] wrote: what a fantastic pro and a credit to himself and to brighton as both a football club and a place.[/p][/quote]Completely agree. It is marvellous to see him getting international recognition. CanfieldRob
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2:32pm Thu 7 Feb 13

VegasSeagull says...

In a interview Gus gave to BBC he has stated that our target is 75 points for the playoffs. At the end of the interview he also stated that we will take more chances, (team selection) but added the word, 'probably.'

Gus knows it's all about winning games now and I get the feeling that we, 'probably,' will see a slightly different approach.
In a interview Gus gave to BBC he has stated that our target is 75 points for the playoffs. At the end of the interview he also stated that we will take more chances, (team selection) but added the word, 'probably.' Gus knows it's all about winning games now and I get the feeling that we, 'probably,' will see a slightly different approach. VegasSeagull
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5:28pm Thu 7 Feb 13

championshipgull says...

From Twitter Land
Adam ‏@egyFt
Brighton's Adam El-Abd was bossing Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez at times. Quite the sight. #BHAFC
Retweeted 47 times
From Twitter Land Adam ‏@egyFt Brighton's Adam El-Abd was bossing Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez at times. Quite the sight. #BHAFC Retweeted 47 times championshipgull
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7:29pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Seagull John says...

Remember all those comments back in the day from Mark by the Sea? Didn't they usually run something like 'Taxi for El-Abd'? Ah happy days!
Remember all those comments back in the day from Mark by the Sea? Didn't they usually run something like 'Taxi for El-Abd'? Ah happy days! Seagull John
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