Hammond on standby for Albion job change

The Argus: Dean Hammond, in line for a revised role if Liam Bridcutt is booked at Cardiff tomorrow night. Dean Hammond, in line for a revised role if Liam Bridcutt is booked at Cardiff tomorrow night.

  Dean Hammond is prepared to step into Liam Bridcutt's shoes for Albion if the stand-in skipper picks up another booking.


  Bridcutt is still on nine yellow cards,  one away from an automatic two-match suspension.


  Hammond has spent most of the season playing alongside him but would be the obvious candidate to switch into Bridcutt's defensive midfield slot shielding the back four.


  Hammond said: "He's been on nine for a few weeks now. It may happen, it may not happen but there are a few of us that could probably step into that role. Maybe it's more natural for me but we'll wait and see."


  Bridcutt will hand the captaincy back to Gordon Greer if the fit-again central defender comes straight back into the side for tomorrow night's trip to Championship leaders Cardiff City.


  Ashley Barnes (ban) and Andrew Crofts (hamstring) are still sidelined, while Will Hoskins has surgery in Germany today to repair the long-term cruciate and medial knee ligament damage he suffered in last week's 1-1 home draw against Blackburn Rovers.

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3:12pm Mon 18 Feb 13

saraman says...

That's OK. Hammond in for Bridcutt and Greer in the back line would make sense.
That's OK. Hammond in for Bridcutt and Greer in the back line would make sense. saraman

3:40pm Mon 18 Feb 13

WestStander17 says...

saraman wrote:
That's OK. Hammond in for Bridcutt and Greer in the back line would make sense.
If Hammond filled in for Bridcutt, it would be Hammond that needed replacing. Crofts is the most obvious but he is injured. Dicker probably.

Bridcutt has seemed like a key player. He is bound to pick up a booking at some point. Would it be an idea to pick the games he misses? For example, would missing the Burnley and Huddersfield home games be better than missing an away game? If so, look out for Bridcutt getting booked on purpose at the end of tomorrow night's game!

I think it will be interesting to see someone else filling in for Bridcutt as it will show just how good he is. I think it will show Hammond in a good light as I think he will find that position easier to play than the position he has been trying to fill.
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: That's OK. Hammond in for Bridcutt and Greer in the back line would make sense.[/p][/quote]If Hammond filled in for Bridcutt, it would be Hammond that needed replacing. Crofts is the most obvious but he is injured. Dicker probably. Bridcutt has seemed like a key player. He is bound to pick up a booking at some point. Would it be an idea to pick the games he misses? For example, would missing the Burnley and Huddersfield home games be better than missing an away game? If so, look out for Bridcutt getting booked on purpose at the end of tomorrow night's game! I think it will be interesting to see someone else filling in for Bridcutt as it will show just how good he is. I think it will show Hammond in a good light as I think he will find that position easier to play than the position he has been trying to fill. WestStander17

3:49pm Mon 18 Feb 13

mark by the sea says...

WestStander17 wrote:
saraman wrote:
That's OK. Hammond in for Bridcutt and Greer in the back line would make sense.
If Hammond filled in for Bridcutt, it would be Hammond that needed replacing. Crofts is the most obvious but he is injured. Dicker probably.

Bridcutt has seemed like a key player. He is bound to pick up a booking at some point. Would it be an idea to pick the games he misses? For example, would missing the Burnley and Huddersfield home games be better than missing an away game? If so, look out for Bridcutt getting booked on purpose at the end of tomorrow night's game!

I think it will be interesting to see someone else filling in for Bridcutt as it will show just how good he is. I think it will show Hammond in a good light as I think he will find that position easier to play than the position he has been trying to fill.
Think the ban only has a few weeks to go! Or should I say his the 9 yellows lose the two match ban around march I think?
[quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: That's OK. Hammond in for Bridcutt and Greer in the back line would make sense.[/p][/quote]If Hammond filled in for Bridcutt, it would be Hammond that needed replacing. Crofts is the most obvious but he is injured. Dicker probably. Bridcutt has seemed like a key player. He is bound to pick up a booking at some point. Would it be an idea to pick the games he misses? For example, would missing the Burnley and Huddersfield home games be better than missing an away game? If so, look out for Bridcutt getting booked on purpose at the end of tomorrow night's game! I think it will be interesting to see someone else filling in for Bridcutt as it will show just how good he is. I think it will show Hammond in a good light as I think he will find that position easier to play than the position he has been trying to fill.[/p][/quote]Think the ban only has a few weeks to go! Or should I say his the 9 yellows lose the two match ban around march I think? mark by the sea

4:36pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Chi Gull says...

mark by the sea wrote:
WestStander17 wrote:
saraman wrote:
That's OK. Hammond in for Bridcutt and Greer in the back line would make sense.
If Hammond filled in for Bridcutt, it would be Hammond that needed replacing. Crofts is the most obvious but he is injured. Dicker probably.

Bridcutt has seemed like a key player. He is bound to pick up a booking at some point. Would it be an idea to pick the games he misses? For example, would missing the Burnley and Huddersfield home games be better than missing an away game? If so, look out for Bridcutt getting booked on purpose at the end of tomorrow night's game!

I think it will be interesting to see someone else filling in for Bridcutt as it will show just how good he is. I think it will show Hammond in a good light as I think he will find that position easier to play than the position he has been trying to fill.
Think the ban only has a few weeks to go! Or should I say his the 9 yellows lose the two match ban around march I think?
It used to be after the end of Feb that yellow cards etc got reset. Don't know if that is still the case. Perhaps the Argus can do the research?
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: That's OK. Hammond in for Bridcutt and Greer in the back line would make sense.[/p][/quote]If Hammond filled in for Bridcutt, it would be Hammond that needed replacing. Crofts is the most obvious but he is injured. Dicker probably. Bridcutt has seemed like a key player. He is bound to pick up a booking at some point. Would it be an idea to pick the games he misses? For example, would missing the Burnley and Huddersfield home games be better than missing an away game? If so, look out for Bridcutt getting booked on purpose at the end of tomorrow night's game! I think it will be interesting to see someone else filling in for Bridcutt as it will show just how good he is. I think it will show Hammond in a good light as I think he will find that position easier to play than the position he has been trying to fill.[/p][/quote]Think the ban only has a few weeks to go! Or should I say his the 9 yellows lose the two match ban around march I think?[/p][/quote]It used to be after the end of Feb that yellow cards etc got reset. Don't know if that is still the case. Perhaps the Argus can do the research? Chi Gull

4:38pm Mon 18 Feb 13

dave from bexill says...

WestStander17 wrote:
saraman wrote:
That's OK. Hammond in for Bridcutt and Greer in the back line would make sense.
If Hammond filled in for Bridcutt, it would be Hammond that needed replacing. Crofts is the most obvious but he is injured. Dicker probably.

Bridcutt has seemed like a key player. He is bound to pick up a booking at some point. Would it be an idea to pick the games he misses? For example, would missing the Burnley and Huddersfield home games be better than missing an away game? If so, look out for Bridcutt getting booked on purpose at the end of tomorrow night's game!

I think it will be interesting to see someone else filling in for Bridcutt as it will show just how good he is. I think it will show Hammond in a good light as I think he will find that position easier to play than the position he has been trying to fill.
I would hate to think that any player would purposefully get himself booked in order to select the most appropriate games to be banned from. I know it's happened in the past; cant remember who it was, possibly Beckham or Shearer. Apologies to either of those two if it was neither. There's enough cheating in the game now without players/clubs resorting to such behaviour. Brilliant player that Liam is, I think we'll cope without him for a couple of games if needed. Only my opinion
[quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: That's OK. Hammond in for Bridcutt and Greer in the back line would make sense.[/p][/quote]If Hammond filled in for Bridcutt, it would be Hammond that needed replacing. Crofts is the most obvious but he is injured. Dicker probably. Bridcutt has seemed like a key player. He is bound to pick up a booking at some point. Would it be an idea to pick the games he misses? For example, would missing the Burnley and Huddersfield home games be better than missing an away game? If so, look out for Bridcutt getting booked on purpose at the end of tomorrow night's game! I think it will be interesting to see someone else filling in for Bridcutt as it will show just how good he is. I think it will show Hammond in a good light as I think he will find that position easier to play than the position he has been trying to fill.[/p][/quote]I would hate to think that any player would purposefully get himself booked in order to select the most appropriate games to be banned from. I know it's happened in the past; cant remember who it was, possibly Beckham or Shearer. Apologies to either of those two if it was neither. There's enough cheating in the game now without players/clubs resorting to such behaviour. Brilliant player that Liam is, I think we'll cope without him for a couple of games if needed. Only my opinion dave from bexill

4:42pm Mon 18 Feb 13

WestStander17 says...

Chi Gull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
WestStander17 wrote:
saraman wrote:
That's OK. Hammond in for Bridcutt and Greer in the back line would make sense.
If Hammond filled in for Bridcutt, it would be Hammond that needed replacing. Crofts is the most obvious but he is injured. Dicker probably.

Bridcutt has seemed like a key player. He is bound to pick up a booking at some point. Would it be an idea to pick the games he misses? For example, would missing the Burnley and Huddersfield home games be better than missing an away game? If so, look out for Bridcutt getting booked on purpose at the end of tomorrow night's game!

I think it will be interesting to see someone else filling in for Bridcutt as it will show just how good he is. I think it will show Hammond in a good light as I think he will find that position easier to play than the position he has been trying to fill.
Think the ban only has a few weeks to go! Or should I say his the 9 yellows lose the two match ban around march I think?
It used to be after the end of Feb that yellow cards etc got reset. Don't know if that is still the case. Perhaps the Argus can do the research?
That being the case, I'd like to think he can keep out of the book until the are reset.
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: That's OK. Hammond in for Bridcutt and Greer in the back line would make sense.[/p][/quote]If Hammond filled in for Bridcutt, it would be Hammond that needed replacing. Crofts is the most obvious but he is injured. Dicker probably. Bridcutt has seemed like a key player. He is bound to pick up a booking at some point. Would it be an idea to pick the games he misses? For example, would missing the Burnley and Huddersfield home games be better than missing an away game? If so, look out for Bridcutt getting booked on purpose at the end of tomorrow night's game! I think it will be interesting to see someone else filling in for Bridcutt as it will show just how good he is. I think it will show Hammond in a good light as I think he will find that position easier to play than the position he has been trying to fill.[/p][/quote]Think the ban only has a few weeks to go! Or should I say his the 9 yellows lose the two match ban around march I think?[/p][/quote]It used to be after the end of Feb that yellow cards etc got reset. Don't know if that is still the case. Perhaps the Argus can do the research?[/p][/quote]That being the case, I'd like to think he can keep out of the book until the are reset. WestStander17

4:47pm Mon 18 Feb 13

WestStander17 says...

dave from bexill wrote:
WestStander17 wrote:
saraman wrote:
That's OK. Hammond in for Bridcutt and Greer in the back line would make sense.
If Hammond filled in for Bridcutt, it would be Hammond that needed replacing. Crofts is the most obvious but he is injured. Dicker probably.

Bridcutt has seemed like a key player. He is bound to pick up a booking at some point. Would it be an idea to pick the games he misses? For example, would missing the Burnley and Huddersfield home games be better than missing an away game? If so, look out for Bridcutt getting booked on purpose at the end of tomorrow night's game!

I think it will be interesting to see someone else filling in for Bridcutt as it will show just how good he is. I think it will show Hammond in a good light as I think he will find that position easier to play than the position he has been trying to fill.
I would hate to think that any player would purposefully get himself booked in order to select the most appropriate games to be banned from. I know it's happened in the past; cant remember who it was, possibly Beckham or Shearer. Apologies to either of those two if it was neither. There's enough cheating in the game now without players/clubs resorting to such behaviour. Brilliant player that Liam is, I think we'll cope without him for a couple of games if needed. Only my opinion
Yes, its a slippery slope but I have no doubt others are doing it all the time, especially the higher you go. The money in the game means everyone does all they can to gain an advantage.

It doesn't guarantee better results anyway. Just a conversation point.
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: That's OK. Hammond in for Bridcutt and Greer in the back line would make sense.[/p][/quote]If Hammond filled in for Bridcutt, it would be Hammond that needed replacing. Crofts is the most obvious but he is injured. Dicker probably. Bridcutt has seemed like a key player. He is bound to pick up a booking at some point. Would it be an idea to pick the games he misses? For example, would missing the Burnley and Huddersfield home games be better than missing an away game? If so, look out for Bridcutt getting booked on purpose at the end of tomorrow night's game! I think it will be interesting to see someone else filling in for Bridcutt as it will show just how good he is. I think it will show Hammond in a good light as I think he will find that position easier to play than the position he has been trying to fill.[/p][/quote]I would hate to think that any player would purposefully get himself booked in order to select the most appropriate games to be banned from. I know it's happened in the past; cant remember who it was, possibly Beckham or Shearer. Apologies to either of those two if it was neither. There's enough cheating in the game now without players/clubs resorting to such behaviour. Brilliant player that Liam is, I think we'll cope without him for a couple of games if needed. Only my opinion[/p][/quote]Yes, its a slippery slope but I have no doubt others are doing it all the time, especially the higher you go. The money in the game means everyone does all they can to gain an advantage. It doesn't guarantee better results anyway. Just a conversation point. WestStander17

4:54pm Mon 18 Feb 13

dave from bexill says...

Fair do's Weststander 17
Fair do's Weststander 17 dave from bexill

5:07pm Mon 18 Feb 13

pappaK says...

Gotta stay clean until 2nd Sunday in April
Gotta stay clean until 2nd Sunday in April pappaK

5:26pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Hovite says...

WestStander17 wrote:
Chi Gull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
WestStander17 wrote:
saraman wrote:
That's OK. Hammond in for Bridcutt and Greer in the back line would make sense.
If Hammond filled in for Bridcutt, it would be Hammond that needed replacing. Crofts is the most obvious but he is injured. Dicker probably.

Bridcutt has seemed like a key player. He is bound to pick up a booking at some point. Would it be an idea to pick the games he misses? For example, would missing the Burnley and Huddersfield home games be better than missing an away game? If so, look out for Bridcutt getting booked on purpose at the end of tomorrow night's game!

I think it will be interesting to see someone else filling in for Bridcutt as it will show just how good he is. I think it will show Hammond in a good light as I think he will find that position easier to play than the position he has been trying to fill.
Think the ban only has a few weeks to go! Or should I say his the 9 yellows lose the two match ban around march I think?
It used to be after the end of Feb that yellow cards etc got reset. Don't know if that is still the case. Perhaps the Argus can do the research?
That being the case, I'd like to think he can keep out of the book until the are reset.
Yellow cards were reset on the new year, that was when Barnes had to last until. Ironically he got a red soon after.

I haven't got a problem with a tactical yellow, but I don't think there are any games for him to miss that will give us an advantage.

Having said that, I wouldn't like him to be suspended for the playoffs?
[quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: That's OK. Hammond in for Bridcutt and Greer in the back line would make sense.[/p][/quote]If Hammond filled in for Bridcutt, it would be Hammond that needed replacing. Crofts is the most obvious but he is injured. Dicker probably. Bridcutt has seemed like a key player. He is bound to pick up a booking at some point. Would it be an idea to pick the games he misses? For example, would missing the Burnley and Huddersfield home games be better than missing an away game? If so, look out for Bridcutt getting booked on purpose at the end of tomorrow night's game! I think it will be interesting to see someone else filling in for Bridcutt as it will show just how good he is. I think it will show Hammond in a good light as I think he will find that position easier to play than the position he has been trying to fill.[/p][/quote]Think the ban only has a few weeks to go! Or should I say his the 9 yellows lose the two match ban around march I think?[/p][/quote]It used to be after the end of Feb that yellow cards etc got reset. Don't know if that is still the case. Perhaps the Argus can do the research?[/p][/quote]That being the case, I'd like to think he can keep out of the book until the are reset.[/p][/quote]Yellow cards were reset on the new year, that was when Barnes had to last until. Ironically he got a red soon after. I haven't got a problem with a tactical yellow, but I don't think there are any games for him to miss that will give us an advantage. Having said that, I wouldn't like him to be suspended for the playoffs? Hovite

5:30pm Mon 18 Feb 13

saraman says...

When a player gets a ban say for 2 or 3 games I'm not sure if the club can choose which games may be missed. I'm a little bemused. I aways thought it was games following the announcement of the ban. Also, what about reserve team games, or don't they count?
When a player gets a ban say for 2 or 3 games I'm not sure if the club can choose which games may be missed. I'm a little bemused. I aways thought it was games following the announcement of the ban. Also, what about reserve team games, or don't they count? saraman

5:40pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

It's always a risk for a player like Bridcutt. I'd love to know what his yellow card to tackles ratio is, but he's always going get the occasional booking (although the only one I've witnessed this season, against Derby, was very harsh). But it will be an opportunity for Hammond (if it happens) to show some doubters what he is made of. Or isn't made of...
It's always a risk for a player like Bridcutt. I'd love to know what his yellow card to tackles ratio is, but he's always going get the occasional booking (although the only one I've witnessed this season, against Derby, was very harsh). But it will be an opportunity for Hammond (if it happens) to show some doubters what he is made of. Or isn't made of... Old Scrote of the Amex

5:43pm Mon 18 Feb 13

VegasSeagull says...

Having any key player sitting on the yellow card cliff edge is always going to be a problem. I don't think in Bridcutt's case it will be so much of a problem.
The lad only knows one way to play, it all comes very natural for him. If the tackle has to be made then it will be and if that brings a yellow and a ban, then so be it.

Players that try to avoid a yellow often lose an edge to their game and we can't have that happen, not when we consider the role Bridcutt plays.
Having any key player sitting on the yellow card cliff edge is always going to be a problem. I don't think in Bridcutt's case it will be so much of a problem. The lad only knows one way to play, it all comes very natural for him. If the tackle has to be made then it will be and if that brings a yellow and a ban, then so be it. Players that try to avoid a yellow often lose an edge to their game and we can't have that happen, not when we consider the role Bridcutt plays. VegasSeagull

7:04pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Hovite says...

pappaK wrote:
Gotta stay clean until 2nd Sunday in April
Good luck with your cold turkey, I have heard it's tough to get off the stuff.
[quote][p][bold]pappaK[/bold] wrote: Gotta stay clean until 2nd Sunday in April[/p][/quote]Good luck with your cold turkey, I have heard it's tough to get off the stuff. Hovite

7:24pm Mon 18 Feb 13

WiseOldSeagull says...

Better to play Bridcutt whatever the circumstances sorounding potential suspention. It's better that he help us reach the playoffs and then receive ban than for us to rest him, play another player and not reach the playoffs.
Better to play Bridcutt whatever the circumstances sorounding potential suspention. It's better that he help us reach the playoffs and then receive ban than for us to rest him, play another player and not reach the playoffs. WiseOldSeagull

7:42pm Mon 18 Feb 13

dave from bexill says...

Quick change of subject, but of interest I think, De Canio resigns from Swindon
Quick change of subject, but of interest I think, De Canio resigns from Swindon dave from bexill

8:47pm Mon 18 Feb 13

tug509 says...

Is it possible to say Hammond and Bridcutt in the same sentence,its a bit like Charlize Theron and Mrs mop.

I REALLY wanted Hammond to be a Brighton success (after i had called him every name for his Withdean outburst) when he came back,after the initial bit(we all know) but i havn`t seen a bit of it,he played better the first time he was with us,this time,its almost as though,he`s heart isn`t in it.?!. UTA
Is it possible to say Hammond and Bridcutt in the same sentence,its a bit like Charlize Theron and Mrs mop. I REALLY wanted Hammond to be a Brighton success (after i had called him every name for his Withdean outburst) when he came back,after the initial bit(we all know) but i havn`t seen a bit of it,he played better the first time he was with us,this time,its almost as though,he`s heart isn`t in it.?!. UTA tug509

9:10pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Bucket feet Duffy says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Having any key player sitting on the yellow card cliff edge is always going to be a problem. I don't think in Bridcutt's case it will be so much of a problem.
The lad only knows one way to play, it all comes very natural for him. If the tackle has to be made then it will be and if that brings a yellow and a ban, then so be it.

Players that try to avoid a yellow often lose an edge to their game and we can't have that happen, not when we consider the role Bridcutt plays.
So you are about today Vegas, thought you might have had a teamsters meeting to go to?
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Having any key player sitting on the yellow card cliff edge is always going to be a problem. I don't think in Bridcutt's case it will be so much of a problem. The lad only knows one way to play, it all comes very natural for him. If the tackle has to be made then it will be and if that brings a yellow and a ban, then so be it. Players that try to avoid a yellow often lose an edge to their game and we can't have that happen, not when we consider the role Bridcutt plays.[/p][/quote]So you are about today Vegas, thought you might have had a teamsters meeting to go to? Bucket feet Duffy

10:30pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Alan G Skinner says...

dave from bexill wrote:
Quick change of subject, but of interest I think, De Canio resigns from Swindon
Bring him in as a Striker coach for the remainder of the season.
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: Quick change of subject, but of interest I think, De Canio resigns from Swindon[/p][/quote]Bring him in as a Striker coach for the remainder of the season. Alan G Skinner

11:18pm Mon 18 Feb 13

VegasSeagull says...

Bucket feet Duffy wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote: Having any key player sitting on the yellow card cliff edge is always going to be a problem. I don't think in Bridcutt's case it will be so much of a problem. The lad only knows one way to play, it all comes very natural for him. If the tackle has to be made then it will be and if that brings a yellow and a ban, then so be it. Players that try to avoid a yellow often lose an edge to their game and we can't have that happen, not when we consider the role Bridcutt plays.
So you are about today Vegas, thought you might have had a teamsters meeting to go to?
I am sure that your comment has a meaning, (teamsters meeting) but I am afraid if it has it's gone right over my head.
[quote][p][bold]Bucket feet Duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Having any key player sitting on the yellow card cliff edge is always going to be a problem. I don't think in Bridcutt's case it will be so much of a problem. The lad only knows one way to play, it all comes very natural for him. If the tackle has to be made then it will be and if that brings a yellow and a ban, then so be it. Players that try to avoid a yellow often lose an edge to their game and we can't have that happen, not when we consider the role Bridcutt plays.[/p][/quote]So you are about today Vegas, thought you might have had a teamsters meeting to go to?[/p][/quote]I am sure that your comment has a meaning, (teamsters meeting) but I am afraid if it has it's gone right over my head. VegasSeagull

11:23pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Baldseagull says...

dave from bexill wrote:
WestStander17 wrote:
saraman wrote:
That's OK. Hammond in for Bridcutt and Greer in the back line would make sense.
If Hammond filled in for Bridcutt, it would be Hammond that needed replacing. Crofts is the most obvious but he is injured. Dicker probably.

Bridcutt has seemed like a key player. He is bound to pick up a booking at some point. Would it be an idea to pick the games he misses? For example, would missing the Burnley and Huddersfield home games be better than missing an away game? If so, look out for Bridcutt getting booked on purpose at the end of tomorrow night's game!

I think it will be interesting to see someone else filling in for Bridcutt as it will show just how good he is. I think it will show Hammond in a good light as I think he will find that position easier to play than the position he has been trying to fill.
I would hate to think that any player would purposefully get himself booked in order to select the most appropriate games to be banned from. I know it's happened in the past; cant remember who it was, possibly Beckham or Shearer. Apologies to either of those two if it was neither. There's enough cheating in the game now without players/clubs resorting to such behaviour. Brilliant player that Liam is, I think we'll cope without him for a couple of games if needed. Only my opinion
I believe it was Beckham that picked up a yellow on purpose when he was about to be subbed off due to injury. His feeling was that his injury would keep him out for a couple of games so it would be handy to have the ban at the same time. I also believe it came to light as he was criticised as being an idiot for committing a needless foul, so he gave the reason for doing it, which conversely proved he was an idiot as only an idiot would admit it to a reporter
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: That's OK. Hammond in for Bridcutt and Greer in the back line would make sense.[/p][/quote]If Hammond filled in for Bridcutt, it would be Hammond that needed replacing. Crofts is the most obvious but he is injured. Dicker probably. Bridcutt has seemed like a key player. He is bound to pick up a booking at some point. Would it be an idea to pick the games he misses? For example, would missing the Burnley and Huddersfield home games be better than missing an away game? If so, look out for Bridcutt getting booked on purpose at the end of tomorrow night's game! I think it will be interesting to see someone else filling in for Bridcutt as it will show just how good he is. I think it will show Hammond in a good light as I think he will find that position easier to play than the position he has been trying to fill.[/p][/quote]I would hate to think that any player would purposefully get himself booked in order to select the most appropriate games to be banned from. I know it's happened in the past; cant remember who it was, possibly Beckham or Shearer. Apologies to either of those two if it was neither. There's enough cheating in the game now without players/clubs resorting to such behaviour. Brilliant player that Liam is, I think we'll cope without him for a couple of games if needed. Only my opinion[/p][/quote]I believe it was Beckham that picked up a yellow on purpose when he was about to be subbed off due to injury. His feeling was that his injury would keep him out for a couple of games so it would be handy to have the ban at the same time. I also believe it came to light as he was criticised as being an idiot for committing a needless foul, so he gave the reason for doing it, which conversely proved he was an idiot as only an idiot would admit it to a reporter Baldseagull

5:06am Tue 19 Feb 13

pappaK says...

Hovite wrote:
pappaK wrote:
Gotta stay clean until 2nd Sunday in April
Good luck with your cold turkey, I have heard it's tough to get off the stuff.
I hear its better than eating beef,too much horseing around,gobble ,gobble
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pappaK[/bold] wrote: Gotta stay clean until 2nd Sunday in April[/p][/quote]Good luck with your cold turkey, I have heard it's tough to get off the stuff.[/p][/quote]I hear its better than eating beef,too much horseing around,gobble ,gobble pappaK

8:54am Tue 19 Feb 13

B rian Tawses left foot says...

Freeloaders wrote:
Can you vile brain dead mugs not say anything without getting personal.'
Hilarious - you couldn't make it up! When it comes to irony 'Freeloaders' is surely a match for Jane Austen.
Freeloaders wrote: Can you vile brain dead mugs not say anything without getting personal.' Hilarious - you couldn't make it up! When it comes to irony 'Freeloaders' is surely a match for Jane Austen. B rian Tawses left foot

3:32pm Tue 19 Feb 13

tinker111 says...

tug509 wrote:
Is it possible to say Hammond and Bridcutt in the same sentence,its a bit like Charlize Theron and Mrs mop.

I REALLY wanted Hammond to be a Brighton success (after i had called him every name for his Withdean outburst) when he came back,after the initial bit(we all know) but i havn`t seen a bit of it,he played better the first time he was with us,this time,its almost as though,he`s heart isn`t in it.?!. UTA
well said tug509 how dare Hammond say he would stand in he is and always has been and will always be light years behinds Bridcutt NO CHANCE shuold not be in the side and that goes for Croft
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Is it possible to say Hammond and Bridcutt in the same sentence,its a bit like Charlize Theron and Mrs mop. I REALLY wanted Hammond to be a Brighton success (after i had called him every name for his Withdean outburst) when he came back,after the initial bit(we all know) but i havn`t seen a bit of it,he played better the first time he was with us,this time,its almost as though,he`s heart isn`t in it.?!. UTA[/p][/quote]well said tug509 how dare Hammond say he would stand in he is and always has been and will always be light years behinds Bridcutt NO CHANCE shuold not be in the side and that goes for Croft tinker111

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