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Albion sign goalkeeping prospect

  Albion have added highly-rated Plymouth goalkeeper Christian Walton to their development squad after a successful trial.


  The 17-year-old will complete a scholarship with the Seagulls before signing a three-year professional contract in the summer.


  Goalkeeping coach Andy Beasley said: "I'm delighted to get him signed up. The scouting system did a great job in highlighting him so I went to watch him and straight away I was impressed by him.


  "You could see how professional he already was as a young lad and then he produced in a game and that's what you want to see in a young boy."

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4:46pm Fri 15 Feb 13

mark by the sea says...

A clear out must be coming, that's 3 already, I can name 4-5 who won't be here next season.
A clear out must be coming, that's 3 already, I can name 4-5 who won't be here next season. mark by the sea
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5:17pm Fri 15 Feb 13

ballantrrae says...

mark by the sea wrote:
A clear out must be coming, that's 3 already, I can name 4-5 who won't be here next season.
Looking forward to seeing your list of exiting players MBTS.
Pleased to see the continued recruiting activity with the DS. It is reassuring that the club is planning for the future. I wonder what fee was involved.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: A clear out must be coming, that's 3 already, I can name 4-5 who won't be here next season.[/p][/quote]Looking forward to seeing your list of exiting players MBTS. Pleased to see the continued recruiting activity with the DS. It is reassuring that the club is planning for the future. I wonder what fee was involved. ballantrrae
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5:30pm Fri 15 Feb 13

VegasSeagull says...

Mark I am not sure that the players being signed for the development squad signals a clear out come the summer.
I think that there will be a clear out but not due to the DS signings.

As I know you are aware there are several players whose contracts are expiring at the end of the season and those on loan to us will also be off the books.

Brighton, I am sure will go shopping, whether we are buying to stay in the prem or to get into the prem, we will be buying, it should be quite exciting to watch it all unfold.

Do you have any thoughts as to who might go and who might stay?
Mark I am not sure that the players being signed for the development squad signals a clear out come the summer. I think that there will be a clear out but not due to the DS signings. As I know you are aware there are several players whose contracts are expiring at the end of the season and those on loan to us will also be off the books. Brighton, I am sure will go shopping, whether we are buying to stay in the prem or to get into the prem, we will be buying, it should be quite exciting to watch it all unfold. Do you have any thoughts as to who might go and who might stay? VegasSeagull
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6:31pm Fri 15 Feb 13

BHArulz says...

Nice sweeping statement...
Nice sweeping statement... BHArulz
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8:16pm Fri 15 Feb 13

WiseOldSeagull says...

Lets speculate a bit. Come on we all love it. Just playing with peoples livelihoods can't do any harm can it?

Out of the current first team squad as per seagulls.co.uk...

If in the Championship:

Bridge, Dobbie and Vicente are the only ones I see leaving.

If in the Premiership it's taxi for:

Hoskins, Ankergren, Brezovan, Painter, Hammond, Dobbie, Crofts, Dicker, Barnes, Calderon and Toby.

Just putting it out there.
Lets speculate a bit. Come on we all love it. Just playing with peoples livelihoods can't do any harm can it? Out of the current first team squad as per seagulls.co.uk... If in the Championship: Bridge, Dobbie and Vicente are the only ones I see leaving. If in the Premiership it's taxi for: Hoskins, Ankergren, Brezovan, Painter, Hammond, Dobbie, Crofts, Dicker, Barnes, Calderon and Toby. Just putting it out there. WiseOldSeagull
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10:20pm Fri 15 Feb 13

VegasSeagull says...

Wise Old Seagull

I think your list of, 'if in the Championship,' list is a tad short, but I agree with those you did choose.

I would add to your Championship list, Brezovan along with Dobbie, (we know he is gone) and maybe Crofts and Toby.

Your prem list looks about right, maybe not Barnes though.

As you say, just putting it out there.



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Wise Old Seagull I think your list of, 'if in the Championship,' list is a tad short, but I agree with those you did choose. I would add to your Championship list, Brezovan along with Dobbie, (we know he is gone) and maybe Crofts and Toby. Your prem list looks about right, maybe not Barnes though. As you say, just putting it out there. . VegasSeagull
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11:01pm Fri 15 Feb 13

ballantrrae says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Wise Old Seagull

I think your list of, 'if in the Championship,' list is a tad short, but I agree with those you did choose.

I would add to your Championship list, Brezovan along with Dobbie, (we know he is gone) and maybe Crofts and Toby.

Your prem list looks about right, maybe not Barnes though.

As you say, just putting it out there.



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Don't forget that Hammond is only on loan for the season. Crofts was signed on a 3 year deal and Agdestein's contract still has a year to run. I think Barnes wll still be an Albion player next season. He (surprisingly) didn't look out of place against Arsenal.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Wise Old Seagull I think your list of, 'if in the Championship,' list is a tad short, but I agree with those you did choose. I would add to your Championship list, Brezovan along with Dobbie, (we know he is gone) and maybe Crofts and Toby. Your prem list looks about right, maybe not Barnes though. As you say, just putting it out there. .[/p][/quote]Don't forget that Hammond is only on loan for the season. Crofts was signed on a 3 year deal and Agdestein's contract still has a year to run. I think Barnes wll still be an Albion player next season. He (surprisingly) didn't look out of place against Arsenal. ballantrrae
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10:30am Sat 16 Feb 13

Hector66 says...

very good signing as the two reserve keepers clearly not up to it.

massive fan of TK, btw, what a brilliant signing he's been.
very good signing as the two reserve keepers clearly not up to it. massive fan of TK, btw, what a brilliant signing he's been. Hector66
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11:43am Sat 16 Feb 13

Baldseagull says...

WiseOldSeagull wrote:
Lets speculate a bit. Come on we all love it. Just playing with peoples livelihoods can't do any harm can it?

Out of the current first team squad as per seagulls.co.uk...

If in the Championship:

Bridge, Dobbie and Vicente are the only ones I see leaving.

If in the Premiership it's taxi for:

Hoskins, Ankergren, Brezovan, Painter, Hammond, Dobbie, Crofts, Dicker, Barnes, Calderon and Toby.

Just putting it out there.
If ever a post required a response from Freeloaders, this is it, and as yet nothing.
Weird.

For me, Dobbie has already gone and Dicker, Hammond, Painter and Crofts should move on, whichever division we are in, so we need a bit of muscle in midfield to replace as what is left is skilled but lightweight.

If we don't go up we lose Vicente, Bridge and maybe Bridcutt if an offer comes.

If we go up we may keep all three but I think Bridge will have better offers and Vicente, who knows what his preference will be?
All the central defenders and the reserve 'keepers would seem vulnerable to me in a Premier side, depending on who we could bring in.
Strikers, one would have to go to make room for Zamora.
[quote][p][bold]WiseOldSeagull[/bold] wrote: Lets speculate a bit. Come on we all love it. Just playing with peoples livelihoods can't do any harm can it? Out of the current first team squad as per seagulls.co.uk... If in the Championship: Bridge, Dobbie and Vicente are the only ones I see leaving. If in the Premiership it's taxi for: Hoskins, Ankergren, Brezovan, Painter, Hammond, Dobbie, Crofts, Dicker, Barnes, Calderon and Toby. Just putting it out there.[/p][/quote]If ever a post required a response from Freeloaders, this is it, and as yet nothing. Weird. For me, Dobbie has already gone and Dicker, Hammond, Painter and Crofts should move on, whichever division we are in, so we need a bit of muscle in midfield to replace as what is left is skilled but lightweight. If we don't go up we lose Vicente, Bridge and maybe Bridcutt if an offer comes. If we go up we may keep all three but I think Bridge will have better offers and Vicente, who knows what his preference will be? All the central defenders and the reserve 'keepers would seem vulnerable to me in a Premier side, depending on who we could bring in. Strikers, one would have to go to make room for Zamora. Baldseagull
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1:05pm Sat 16 Feb 13

SeagullOverSelsey says...

Ballantrrae,
According to the "Daily Mail" today fee for Walton was £200,000 so can foresee a few comings and goings!
Ballantrrae, According to the "Daily Mail" today fee for Walton was £200,000 so can foresee a few comings and goings! SeagullOverSelsey
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