Jackson set for Albion deal

Simeon Jackson is poised to join Albion on loan before tomorrow's deadline

Simeon Jackson is poised to join Albion on loan before tomorrow's deadline

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Albion are poised to end their search for a loan striker by borrowing Simeon Jackson from Norwich for the rest of the season.

A source has told The Argus a deal for the Jamaican-born Canadian international is “very likely” to happen before tomorrow’s deadline.

Jackson, 26 tomorrow, has mainly been used by Norwich as an impact substitute since joining them from Gillingham in July 2010.

Albion have found it difficult to land a forward to solve a striker shortage caused by long term injuries to Craig Mackail-Smith and Will Hoskins and a seven-match suspension for Ashley Barnes.

They cannot guarantee a new arrival a starting spot, since boss Gus Poyet usually operates with a lone centre-forward and Argentinian Leo Ulloa has been in hot form since signing in January.

Jackson, however, is out of contract at Premier League club Norwich at the end of the season and regards a switch to the Seagulls’ Championship promotion challenge as a chance to seal a more permanent deal.

He has been on duty with Canada during the current international break.

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9:39am Wed 27 Mar 13

mark by the sea says...

Good move for player, and club, upson has been here on loan for a month or two ... I would hate to lose him, lets hope jacko makes a impact.
Good move for player, and club, upson has been here on loan for a month or two ... I would hate to lose him, lets hope jacko makes a impact. mark by the sea
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9:49am Wed 27 Mar 13

Seagull68 says...

I think he would be good for us as a stand in, if god forbid we were to lose Ulloa. Although I still fancy having two strikers on the pitch at the same time. I know this is not the Gus way, but we have to grab as many points as possible in this run in. Lets hope Jackson will provide a goal or three.
I think he would be good for us as a stand in, if god forbid we were to lose Ulloa. Although I still fancy having two strikers on the pitch at the same time. I know this is not the Gus way, but we have to grab as many points as possible in this run in. Lets hope Jackson will provide a goal or three. Seagull68
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10:08am Wed 27 Mar 13

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

Seagull68 wrote:
I think he would be good for us as a stand in, if god forbid we were to lose Ulloa. Although I still fancy having two strikers on the pitch at the same time. I know this is not the Gus way, but we have to grab as many points as possible in this run in. Lets hope Jackson will provide a goal or three.
I think it's unlikely we'll play with two strikers unless we're chasing the game, but Jackson is a very useful option off the bench. Knows how to score, so could fill his boots.
[quote][p][bold]Seagull68[/bold] wrote: I think he would be good for us as a stand in, if god forbid we were to lose Ulloa. Although I still fancy having two strikers on the pitch at the same time. I know this is not the Gus way, but we have to grab as many points as possible in this run in. Lets hope Jackson will provide a goal or three.[/p][/quote]I think it's unlikely we'll play with two strikers unless we're chasing the game, but Jackson is a very useful option off the bench. Knows how to score, so could fill his boots. Old Scrote of the Amex
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10:35am Wed 27 Mar 13

south1919 says...

WHO????
WHO???? south1919
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10:46am Wed 27 Mar 13

mr punch says...

all out attack fo the next eight games please!!!! UTA!
all out attack fo the next eight games please!!!! UTA! mr punch
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10:51am Wed 27 Mar 13

BigSmokeSeagull says...

Happy with this, he has scored a few in the prem so confident he can be useful in the championship - remembered when he went to Norwich and wanted Brighton to sign him after he had a really good season with the Gills.

Strange no mention of Bridcutt on here this morning, played 90 mins for Scotland last night and in the BBC match report they gave him a really good write up. Just hope he's fresh for Sat now!
Happy with this, he has scored a few in the prem so confident he can be useful in the championship - remembered when he went to Norwich and wanted Brighton to sign him after he had a really good season with the Gills. Strange no mention of Bridcutt on here this morning, played 90 mins for Scotland last night and in the BBC match report they gave him a really good write up. Just hope he's fresh for Sat now! BigSmokeSeagull
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11:21am Wed 27 Mar 13

mark by the sea says...

Just realised he is only 26 ! Seems along time ago he was at the gills? I watched the Scotland game last night, Liam did ok, what the hell has happened to Scottish football? They were shocking.
Just realised he is only 26 ! Seems along time ago he was at the gills? I watched the Scotland game last night, Liam did ok, what the hell has happened to Scottish football? They were shocking. mark by the sea
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11:29am Wed 27 Mar 13

Jonathan Mouette says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Just realised he is only 26 ! Seems along time ago he was at the gills? I watched the Scotland game last night, Liam did ok, what the hell has happened to Scottish football? They were shocking.
Probably explains what has happened to English football as all their rejects finish up managing in England...!
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Just realised he is only 26 ! Seems along time ago he was at the gills? I watched the Scotland game last night, Liam did ok, what the hell has happened to Scottish football? They were shocking.[/p][/quote]Probably explains what has happened to English football as all their rejects finish up managing in England...! Jonathan Mouette
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11:32am Wed 27 Mar 13

rolivan says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Just realised he is only 26 ! Seems along time ago he was at the gills? I watched the Scotland game last night, Liam did ok, what the hell has happened to Scottish football? They were shocking.
I think SAF needs to be asked that Question Mark He needs to have some imput strange how He has never been questined by the Press
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Just realised he is only 26 ! Seems along time ago he was at the gills? I watched the Scotland game last night, Liam did ok, what the hell has happened to Scottish football? They were shocking.[/p][/quote]I think SAF needs to be asked that Question Mark He needs to have some imput strange how He has never been questined by the Press rolivan
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11:33am Wed 27 Mar 13

Hovite says...

Obviously after getting Ulloa we are not expecting anyway near the same sort of signing, howver I've been checking out a few vids of Simeon and he is very good. Great control, composure and he has speed.

I say the club has done a great job to get him.

Some vids below;


http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=-ZaOBE-Gr
2Q


http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=Jwe84PKNd
Mc
Obviously after getting Ulloa we are not expecting anyway near the same sort of signing, howver I've been checking out a few vids of Simeon and he is very good. Great control, composure and he has speed. I say the club has done a great job to get him. Some vids below; http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=-ZaOBE-Gr 2Q http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=Jwe84PKNd Mc Hovite
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11:44am Wed 27 Mar 13

college says...

According to Wikipedia last night we've already GOT him here on loan.
Some of his vids do look impressive, could make a major impact coming in off the bench.
According to Wikipedia last night we've already GOT him here on loan. Some of his vids do look impressive, could make a major impact coming in off the bench. college
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11:46am Wed 27 Mar 13

mark by the sea says...

Jonathan Mouette wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Just realised he is only 26 ! Seems along time ago he was at the gills? I watched the Scotland game last night, Liam did ok, what the hell has happened to Scottish football? They were shocking.
Probably explains what has happened to English football as all their rejects finish up managing in England...!
Yes watched highlights of England game.... International players who make controlling a football look so hard! I think Liam has chance of some caps in the future, I might look up my family tree, there must be a semi scot somewhere! I get my boots out!
[quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Just realised he is only 26 ! Seems along time ago he was at the gills? I watched the Scotland game last night, Liam did ok, what the hell has happened to Scottish football? They were shocking.[/p][/quote]Probably explains what has happened to English football as all their rejects finish up managing in England...![/p][/quote]Yes watched highlights of England game.... International players who make controlling a football look so hard! I think Liam has chance of some caps in the future, I might look up my family tree, there must be a semi scot somewhere! I get my boots out! mark by the sea
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11:51am Wed 27 Mar 13

ballantrrae says...

Hovite wrote:
Obviously after getting Ulloa we are not expecting anyway near the same sort of signing, howver I've been checking out a few vids of Simeon and he is very good. Great control, composure and he has speed.

I say the club has done a great job to get him.

Some vids below;


http://www.youtube.c

om/watch?v=-ZaOBE-Gr

2Q


http://www.youtube.c

om/watch?v=Jwe84PKNd

Mc
Looks a good option, lets hope the signing gets finalised.
Might be a useful addition longer term as well especially as MBTS points out that he is only 26. Having Ulloa, CMS, Hoskins (?) and Jackson as our 4 strikers next season would provide the depth and variety needed.
The advantage of Jackson coming on loan gives both parties the opportunity to look at each other before making any long term committment. Look at how Dobbie's joining didn't work out on the one hand and the impact Upson has had so far on the other.
CMS being out until late September is another factor that needs consideration.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: Obviously after getting Ulloa we are not expecting anyway near the same sort of signing, howver I've been checking out a few vids of Simeon and he is very good. Great control, composure and he has speed. I say the club has done a great job to get him. Some vids below; http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=-ZaOBE-Gr 2Q http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=Jwe84PKNd Mc[/p][/quote]Looks a good option, lets hope the signing gets finalised. Might be a useful addition longer term as well especially as MBTS points out that he is only 26. Having Ulloa, CMS, Hoskins (?) and Jackson as our 4 strikers next season would provide the depth and variety needed. The advantage of Jackson coming on loan gives both parties the opportunity to look at each other before making any long term committment. Look at how Dobbie's joining didn't work out on the one hand and the impact Upson has had so far on the other. CMS being out until late September is another factor that needs consideration. ballantrrae
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11:52am Wed 27 Mar 13

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Jonathan Mouette wrote:
mark by the sea wrote: Just realised he is only 26 ! Seems along time ago he was at the gills? I watched the Scotland game last night, Liam did ok, what the hell has happened to Scottish football? They were shocking.
Probably explains what has happened to English football as all their rejects finish up managing in England...!
Yes watched highlights of England game.... International players who make controlling a football look so hard! I think Liam has chance of some caps in the future, I might look up my family tree, there must be a semi scot somewhere! I get my boots out!
I think you'll find a long weekend in Edinburgh is sufficient qualification...
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Just realised he is only 26 ! Seems along time ago he was at the gills? I watched the Scotland game last night, Liam did ok, what the hell has happened to Scottish football? They were shocking.[/p][/quote]Probably explains what has happened to English football as all their rejects finish up managing in England...![/p][/quote]Yes watched highlights of England game.... International players who make controlling a football look so hard! I think Liam has chance of some caps in the future, I might look up my family tree, there must be a semi scot somewhere! I get my boots out![/p][/quote]I think you'll find a long weekend in Edinburgh is sufficient qualification... Willie, Willie Irvine
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11:53am Wed 27 Mar 13

fan since 61 says...

Was hoping for someone a bit taller 5.8
not going to win many balls in the area but Gus is not usually wrong in his selections so wait and see
Was hoping for someone a bit taller 5.8 not going to win many balls in the area but Gus is not usually wrong in his selections so wait and see fan since 61
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11:58am Wed 27 Mar 13

Hovite says...

fan since 61 wrote:
Was hoping for someone a bit taller 5.8
not going to win many balls in the area but Gus is not usually wrong in his selections so wait and see
Watch the videos and you will change your opinion.
[quote][p][bold]fan since 61[/bold] wrote: Was hoping for someone a bit taller 5.8 not going to win many balls in the area but Gus is not usually wrong in his selections so wait and see[/p][/quote]Watch the videos and you will change your opinion. Hovite
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12:02pm Wed 27 Mar 13

SamPeters93 says...

As long as he can score some important goals then i would love to have him here, bring him on in the second half alongside Ulloa and i reckon them two would work well
As long as he can score some important goals then i would love to have him here, bring him on in the second half alongside Ulloa and i reckon them two would work well SamPeters93
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12:03pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

college wrote:
According to Wikipedia last night we've already GOT him here on loan.
Some of his vids do look impressive, could make a major impact coming in off the bench.
But then I could amend the Lionel Messi page to say we'd got HIM here on loan. For current news, ignore Wikipedia.
[quote][p][bold]college[/bold] wrote: According to Wikipedia last night we've already GOT him here on loan. Some of his vids do look impressive, could make a major impact coming in off the bench.[/p][/quote]But then I could amend the Lionel Messi page to say we'd got HIM here on loan. For current news, ignore Wikipedia. Old Scrote of the Amex
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12:15pm Wed 27 Mar 13

dave from bexill says...

Useful addition to squad and will want to impress with current contract ending in the summer I believe.
Useful addition to squad and will want to impress with current contract ending in the summer I believe. dave from bexill
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12:44pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Albion23 says...

Good bit of buisiness me thinks. Know Dobbie didnt work out but he was good in Harry Potter. Love to see both strikers in at least for the last 8, but its not G.P,s style. This move can only help our cause. U.T.A.
Good bit of buisiness me thinks. Know Dobbie didnt work out but he was good in Harry Potter. Love to see both strikers in at least for the last 8, but its not G.P,s style. This move can only help our cause. U.T.A. Albion23
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1:02pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Charismatic Andrew says...

Excellent signing. Used to come on as an impact sub for Norwich and used to pop up with some very handy goals. It will be fantastic if he can do the same for us.

He'll be keen to impress and put himself in the shop window as he's coming to the end of his contract.

Definitely fits the bill.
Excellent signing. Used to come on as an impact sub for Norwich and used to pop up with some very handy goals. It will be fantastic if he can do the same for us. He'll be keen to impress and put himself in the shop window as he's coming to the end of his contract. Definitely fits the bill. Charismatic Andrew
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1:04pm Wed 27 Mar 13

VegasSeagull says...

The lad is looking for a contract for next year, a contract with us or with another, he will be deperate to impress, I like it.

The videos show that he knows where the goal is, I like it.

The lad has pace and composure, I like it.

All in all my opinion of this signing is.............yep
The lad is looking for a contract for next year, a contract with us or with another, he will be deperate to impress, I like it. The videos show that he knows where the goal is, I like it. The lad has pace and composure, I like it. All in all my opinion of this signing is.............yep VegasSeagull
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1:14pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Clean Sheet says...

Willie, Willie Irvine wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Jonathan Mouette wrote:
mark by the sea wrote: Just realised he is only 26 ! Seems along time ago he was at the gills? I watched the Scotland game last night, Liam did ok, what the hell has happened to Scottish football? They were shocking.
Probably explains what has happened to English football as all their rejects finish up managing in England...!
Yes watched highlights of England game.... International players who make controlling a football look so hard! I think Liam has chance of some caps in the future, I might look up my family tree, there must be a semi scot somewhere! I get my boots out!
I think you'll find a long weekend in Edinburgh is sufficient qualification...
I think having the odd glass of Glenmorangie is the real test!
[quote][p][bold]Willie, Willie Irvine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Just realised he is only 26 ! Seems along time ago he was at the gills? I watched the Scotland game last night, Liam did ok, what the hell has happened to Scottish football? They were shocking.[/p][/quote]Probably explains what has happened to English football as all their rejects finish up managing in England...![/p][/quote]Yes watched highlights of England game.... International players who make controlling a football look so hard! I think Liam has chance of some caps in the future, I might look up my family tree, there must be a semi scot somewhere! I get my boots out![/p][/quote]I think you'll find a long weekend in Edinburgh is sufficient qualification...[/p][/quote]I think having the odd glass of Glenmorangie is the real test! Clean Sheet
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1:45pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Hovite says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Jonathan Mouette wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Just realised he is only 26 ! Seems along time ago he was at the gills? I watched the Scotland game last night, Liam did ok, what the hell has happened to Scottish football? They were shocking.
Probably explains what has happened to English football as all their rejects finish up managing in England...!
Yes watched highlights of England game.... International players who make controlling a football look so hard! I think Liam has chance of some caps in the future, I might look up my family tree, there must be a semi scot somewhere! I get my boots out!
Is your Great Great Uncle Mark by the Loch?
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Just realised he is only 26 ! Seems along time ago he was at the gills? I watched the Scotland game last night, Liam did ok, what the hell has happened to Scottish football? They were shocking.[/p][/quote]Probably explains what has happened to English football as all their rejects finish up managing in England...![/p][/quote]Yes watched highlights of England game.... International players who make controlling a football look so hard! I think Liam has chance of some caps in the future, I might look up my family tree, there must be a semi scot somewhere! I get my boots out![/p][/quote]Is your Great Great Uncle Mark by the Loch? Hovite
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1:48pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Seagulls Over Surrey (SOS) says...

I'm happy with this; a good bit of business, Gus.
I'm happy with this; a good bit of business, Gus. Seagulls Over Surrey (SOS)
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2:01pm Wed 27 Mar 13

bruce beckett says...

south1919 says...
10:35am Wed 27 Mar 13

WHO????

You can't be serious, surely? Attracting a player of Simeon Jackson's ability on loan at this stage of the season would be a major coup for the club. The guy is a proven goalscorer at this level.

Who would you rather have...Billy Paynter?

And, by the way, this story was on NSC yesterday so perhaps they are the "source" the Argus is quoting.

Anyway, if it happens, I for one will be delighted.
south1919 says... 10:35am Wed 27 Mar 13 WHO???? You can't be serious, surely? Attracting a player of Simeon Jackson's ability on loan at this stage of the season would be a major coup for the club. The guy is a proven goalscorer at this level. Who would you rather have...Billy Paynter? And, by the way, this story was on NSC yesterday so perhaps they are the "source" the Argus is quoting. Anyway, if it happens, I for one will be delighted. bruce beckett
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2:47pm Wed 27 Mar 13

ballantrrae says...

Hovite wrote:
fan since 61 wrote:
Was hoping for someone a bit taller 5.8
not going to win many balls in the area but Gus is not usually wrong in his selections so wait and see
Watch the videos and you will change your opinion.
Actually I think he is 173cms tall which equates to 6ft (72.1ins) which makes him taller than Dobbie who n a way he replaces.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fan since 61[/bold] wrote: Was hoping for someone a bit taller 5.8 not going to win many balls in the area but Gus is not usually wrong in his selections so wait and see[/p][/quote]Watch the videos and you will change your opinion.[/p][/quote]Actually I think he is 173cms tall which equates to 6ft (72.1ins) which makes him taller than Dobbie who n a way he replaces. ballantrrae
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3:02pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Gee Jay says...

Let's hope the move is good for him and good for The Albion.
Forest are expecting a full house on Saturday, so if you haven't got a ticket, but plan to go, then you need to get it 'sorted' if you want to be there for this lad's debut goal!
Let's hope the move is good for him and good for The Albion. Forest are expecting a full house on Saturday, so if you haven't got a ticket, but plan to go, then you need to get it 'sorted' if you want to be there for this lad's debut goal! Gee Jay
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3:09pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Hovite says...

You've converted it wrong ballantrrae, 1.73m is actually 5ft 7ins.
You've converted it wrong ballantrrae, 1.73m is actually 5ft 7ins. Hovite
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3:13pm Wed 27 Mar 13

oksouthstander says...

He is on the radar here in Canada as a member of a Canadian team that struggles to score goals..Ditto Scotland..Can only be good for the players development,He has the physical presence.
He is on the radar here in Canada as a member of a Canadian team that struggles to score goals..Ditto Scotland..Can only be good for the players development,He has the physical presence. oksouthstander
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3:19pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Brighton Bill says...

south1919 wrote:
WHO????
WHO???? Stonewall to his mates, and I'm one of them, Forest ticket has arrived can't wait.
[quote][p][bold]south1919[/bold] wrote: WHO????[/p][/quote]WHO???? Stonewall to his mates, and I'm one of them, Forest ticket has arrived can't wait. Brighton Bill
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3:45pm Wed 27 Mar 13

JoeBlow says...

Hovite wrote:
You've converted it wrong ballantrrae, 1.73m is actually 5ft 7ins.
No it isn't. It is 5' 8". Unless I've shrunk an inch.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: You've converted it wrong ballantrrae, 1.73m is actually 5ft 7ins.[/p][/quote]No it isn't. It is 5' 8". Unless I've shrunk an inch. JoeBlow
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3:52pm Wed 27 Mar 13

pjwilk says...

Why dont they just give his height in inches then we will all know how tall he his,fricken EU measurements.
Why dont they just give his height in inches then we will all know how tall he his,fricken EU measurements. pjwilk
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3:57pm Wed 27 Mar 13

FRANK3101 says...

I think he will do a job, but as someone has said another striker would be handy, I know he is ex scum, but i would look Andy Johnson, just back from injury at QPR, surely they wouldn't expect us to pay his wages in full if at all, imagine him and Ullloa upfront or coming on to win a penalty or two !
I think he will do a job, but as someone has said another striker would be handy, I know he is ex scum, but i would look Andy Johnson, just back from injury at QPR, surely they wouldn't expect us to pay his wages in full if at all, imagine him and Ullloa upfront or coming on to win a penalty or two ! FRANK3101
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4:48pm Wed 27 Mar 13

KeefyH44 says...

Yeah, you're right, it's 5ft 8ins, same as I am.
Yeah, you're right, it's 5ft 8ins, same as I am. KeefyH44
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4:51pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Eddy B says...

Never heard of him but does look good on youtube (doesn't everyone?) with a good shot, good speed, and some cracking goals for Norwich. I'd say he does look about 5ft9 but well built :) Looks similar to CMS actually so could partner well with Ulloa if they were ever thrown on together. Fingers crossed.
Never heard of him but does look good on youtube (doesn't everyone?) with a good shot, good speed, and some cracking goals for Norwich. I'd say he does look about 5ft9 but well built :) Looks similar to CMS actually so could partner well with Ulloa if they were ever thrown on together. Fingers crossed. Eddy B
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5:05pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Hovite says...

JB and Keefy both wrong, to be exact it's 5 ft 6.75853018367301 ins

http://www.convertun
its.com/from/cm/to/f
eet
JB and Keefy both wrong, to be exact it's 5 ft 6.75853018367301 ins http://www.convertun its.com/from/cm/to/f eet Hovite
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5:11pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Eddy B says...

Google tells me that Vicente is 1.76 metres = 5.77427822 feet (5 feet 9 19⁄64 inches). This chap looks taller than Vicente if you ask me.
Google tells me that Vicente is 1.76 metres = 5.77427822 feet (5 feet 9 19⁄64 inches). This chap looks taller than Vicente if you ask me. Eddy B
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5:12pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Hovite says...

JoeBlow wrote:
Hovite wrote:
You've converted it wrong ballantrrae, 1.73m is actually 5ft 7ins.
No it isn't. It is 5' 8". Unless I've shrunk an inch.
You must have shrunk, or your mum always lied to you about your height.
[quote][p][bold]JoeBlow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: You've converted it wrong ballantrrae, 1.73m is actually 5ft 7ins.[/p][/quote]No it isn't. It is 5' 8". Unless I've shrunk an inch.[/p][/quote]You must have shrunk, or your mum always lied to you about your height. Hovite
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5:15pm Wed 27 Mar 13

WoodingdeanDS says...

He's shrinking - by the time he plays for us he will be 5ft.
He's shrinking - by the time he plays for us he will be 5ft. WoodingdeanDS
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5:26pm Wed 27 Mar 13

dave from bexill says...

WoodingdeanDS wrote:
He's shrinking - by the time he plays for us he will be 5ft.
Ha, ha, funny one
[quote][p][bold]WoodingdeanDS[/bold] wrote: He's shrinking - by the time he plays for us he will be 5ft.[/p][/quote]Ha, ha, funny one dave from bexill
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5:32pm Wed 27 Mar 13

WisdomSpeaks says...

Old Scrote of the Amex wrote:
Seagull68 wrote:
I think he would be good for us as a stand in, if god forbid we were to lose Ulloa. Although I still fancy having two strikers on the pitch at the same time. I know this is not the Gus way, but we have to grab as many points as possible in this run in. Lets hope Jackson will provide a goal or three.
I think it's unlikely we'll play with two strikers unless we're chasing the game, but Jackson is a very useful option off the bench. Knows how to score, so could fill his boots.
I agree with you and this is the point I struggle to understand.

If the manager believes playing two upfront is the best chance of retrieving a losing situation - as it seems Gus does - why would he not use that same belief to take advantage right from the start and thus reduce the chance of us being in a situation where we need to chase a game in the first place.

I truly believe that we need to really go for it against Forest because we are up against a manager who is so positive and instills such a belief in his players that we're going to need to match that attitude all the way.

C'mmon Gus - Let's give it all we've got and get three points on Saturday.
[quote][p][bold]Old Scrote of the Amex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seagull68[/bold] wrote: I think he would be good for us as a stand in, if god forbid we were to lose Ulloa. Although I still fancy having two strikers on the pitch at the same time. I know this is not the Gus way, but we have to grab as many points as possible in this run in. Lets hope Jackson will provide a goal or three.[/p][/quote]I think it's unlikely we'll play with two strikers unless we're chasing the game, but Jackson is a very useful option off the bench. Knows how to score, so could fill his boots.[/p][/quote]I agree with you and this is the point I struggle to understand. If the manager believes playing two upfront is the best chance of retrieving a losing situation - as it seems Gus does - why would he not use that same belief to take advantage right from the start and thus reduce the chance of us being in a situation where we need to chase a game in the first place. I truly believe that we need to really go for it against Forest because we are up against a manager who is so positive and instills such a belief in his players that we're going to need to match that attitude all the way. C'mmon Gus - Let's give it all we've got and get three points on Saturday. WisdomSpeaks
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5:42pm Wed 27 Mar 13

old codger75 says...

All this concern about his height. Sky Sports Football Year Book lists him as 5' 9" AND a Midfielder!!!
If he's an attacking Midfield who score goals and can also play up front maybe he's a potential replacement for Barnes next season - always excepting has to prove himself while here on loan
All this concern about his height. Sky Sports Football Year Book lists him as 5' 9" AND a Midfielder!!! If he's an attacking Midfield who score goals and can also play up front maybe he's a potential replacement for Barnes next season - always excepting has to prove himself while here on loan old codger75
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5:47pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Eddy B says...

Official stats seem to vary (I don't know why players are listed with such varying heights unless they are still growing in some cases - Messi?) but apparently Barcelona have the shortest team in Europe (5 ft 9 on average). As they have also been the best team on average over the last 5 or 6 years that's quite an interesting correlation. Also I'd venture to guess many of the greatest footballers have been on the short side? Messi, Maradona, Pele? The shortest professional ever I can find is Brian Flynn ex Leeds, Burnley and Wales at 5ft 3 1/2. I wonder if he would have made it in today's game?
Official stats seem to vary (I don't know why players are listed with such varying heights unless they are still growing in some cases - Messi?) but apparently Barcelona have the shortest team in Europe (5 ft 9 on average). As they have also been the best team on average over the last 5 or 6 years that's quite an interesting correlation. Also I'd venture to guess many of the greatest footballers have been on the short side? Messi, Maradona, Pele? The shortest professional ever I can find is Brian Flynn ex Leeds, Burnley and Wales at 5ft 3 1/2. I wonder if he would have made it in today's game? Eddy B
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5:51pm Wed 27 Mar 13

old codger75 says...

A certain Dean Cox ex Albion now Orient is 5'4" Does that mean he comes in the same group as Messi, Maradona and Pele?
A certain Dean Cox ex Albion now Orient is 5'4" Does that mean he comes in the same group as Messi, Maradona and Pele? old codger75
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6:15pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Claude Back says...

Perhaps all players should be like Fitz-Hall.
Then they could be named 'One Size'.
Perhaps all players should be like Fitz-Hall. Then they could be named 'One Size'. Claude Back
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6:27pm Wed 27 Mar 13

ballantrrae says...

Hovite wrote:
You've converted it wrong ballantrrae, 1.73m is actually 5ft 7ins.
Thanks Hovite for putting me right. At least I got the 173cms correct !
Size shouldn't matter its goals that count.
Actually at his height he ought to be able to get on the end of any 'knock downs' from Ulloa. Of course to do so Poyet would have to have them on the pitch at the same time.
As I said earlier Jackson seems more of a replacement for Dobbie than cover for Ulloa so I wonder if he will be the only signing. However I would be surprised if a second striker joined.
Any thoughts Hovite or VegasSeagull who I know favours 2 strikers being signed ?
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: You've converted it wrong ballantrrae, 1.73m is actually 5ft 7ins.[/p][/quote]Thanks Hovite for putting me right. At least I got the 173cms correct ! Size shouldn't matter its goals that count. Actually at his height he ought to be able to get on the end of any 'knock downs' from Ulloa. Of course to do so Poyet would have to have them on the pitch at the same time. As I said earlier Jackson seems more of a replacement for Dobbie than cover for Ulloa so I wonder if he will be the only signing. However I would be surprised if a second striker joined. Any thoughts Hovite or VegasSeagull who I know favours 2 strikers being signed ? ballantrrae
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6:47pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Ringmer Rich says...

It's not the size that counts......
It's not the size that counts...... Ringmer Rich
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6:50pm Wed 27 Mar 13

fratsomrover says...

ballantrrae wrote:
Hovite wrote:
You've converted it wrong ballantrrae, 1.73m is actually 5ft 7ins.
Thanks Hovite for putting me right. At least I got the 173cms correct !
Size shouldn't matter its goals that count.
Actually at his height he ought to be able to get on the end of any 'knock downs' from Ulloa. Of course to do so Poyet would have to have them on the pitch at the same time.
As I said earlier Jackson seems more of a replacement for Dobbie than cover for Ulloa so I wonder if he will be the only signing. However I would be surprised if a second striker joined.
Any thoughts Hovite or VegasSeagull who I know favours 2 strikers being signed ?
My girlfriend disagrees Ballantrrae. She reckons size does matter and who am I to disagree
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: You've converted it wrong ballantrrae, 1.73m is actually 5ft 7ins.[/p][/quote]Thanks Hovite for putting me right. At least I got the 173cms correct ! Size shouldn't matter its goals that count. Actually at his height he ought to be able to get on the end of any 'knock downs' from Ulloa. Of course to do so Poyet would have to have them on the pitch at the same time. As I said earlier Jackson seems more of a replacement for Dobbie than cover for Ulloa so I wonder if he will be the only signing. However I would be surprised if a second striker joined. Any thoughts Hovite or VegasSeagull who I know favours 2 strikers being signed ?[/p][/quote]My girlfriend disagrees Ballantrrae. She reckons size does matter and who am I to disagree fratsomrover
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6:56pm Wed 27 Mar 13

JoeBlow says...

Hovite wrote:
JoeBlow wrote:
Hovite wrote:
You've converted it wrong ballantrrae, 1.73m is actually 5ft 7ins.
No it isn't. It is 5' 8". Unless I've shrunk an inch.
You must have shrunk, or your mum always lied to you about your height.
Not so. 173cm = 68.1 inches.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JoeBlow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: You've converted it wrong ballantrrae, 1.73m is actually 5ft 7ins.[/p][/quote]No it isn't. It is 5' 8". Unless I've shrunk an inch.[/p][/quote]You must have shrunk, or your mum always lied to you about your height.[/p][/quote]Not so. 173cm = 68.1 inches. JoeBlow
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7:04pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

WisdomSpeaks wrote:
Old Scrote of the Amex wrote:
Seagull68 wrote:
I think he would be good for us as a stand in, if god forbid we were to lose Ulloa. Although I still fancy having two strikers on the pitch at the same time. I know this is not the Gus way, but we have to grab as many points as possible in this run in. Lets hope Jackson will provide a goal or three.
I think it's unlikely we'll play with two strikers unless we're chasing the game, but Jackson is a very useful option off the bench. Knows how to score, so could fill his boots.
I agree with you and this is the point I struggle to understand.

If the manager believes playing two upfront is the best chance of retrieving a losing situation - as it seems Gus does - why would he not use that same belief to take advantage right from the start and thus reduce the chance of us being in a situation where we need to chase a game in the first place.

I truly believe that we need to really go for it against Forest because we are up against a manager who is so positive and instills such a belief in his players that we're going to need to match that attitude all the way.

C'mmon Gus - Let's give it all we've got and get three points on Saturday.
It's because Gus sees two up front as a gamble, because you lose something elsewhere. If you're losing then why not throw some more caution to the wind. It's very different to starting a game at 0-0 and seeing how things pan out. Taking it to its logical conclusion you'd have a better chance of scoring if you played 5 strikers, but would any do it nowadays?
[quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Scrote of the Amex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seagull68[/bold] wrote: I think he would be good for us as a stand in, if god forbid we were to lose Ulloa. Although I still fancy having two strikers on the pitch at the same time. I know this is not the Gus way, but we have to grab as many points as possible in this run in. Lets hope Jackson will provide a goal or three.[/p][/quote]I think it's unlikely we'll play with two strikers unless we're chasing the game, but Jackson is a very useful option off the bench. Knows how to score, so could fill his boots.[/p][/quote]I agree with you and this is the point I struggle to understand. If the manager believes playing two upfront is the best chance of retrieving a losing situation - as it seems Gus does - why would he not use that same belief to take advantage right from the start and thus reduce the chance of us being in a situation where we need to chase a game in the first place. I truly believe that we need to really go for it against Forest because we are up against a manager who is so positive and instills such a belief in his players that we're going to need to match that attitude all the way. C'mmon Gus - Let's give it all we've got and get three points on Saturday.[/p][/quote]It's because Gus sees two up front as a gamble, because you lose something elsewhere. If you're losing then why not throw some more caution to the wind. It's very different to starting a game at 0-0 and seeing how things pan out. Taking it to its logical conclusion you'd have a better chance of scoring if you played 5 strikers, but would any do it nowadays? Old Scrote of the Amex
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7:07pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Hovite says...

JoeBlow wrote:
Hovite wrote:
JoeBlow wrote:
Hovite wrote:
You've converted it wrong ballantrrae, 1.73m is actually 5ft 7ins.
No it isn't. It is 5' 8". Unless I've shrunk an inch.
You must have shrunk, or your mum always lied to you about your height.
Not so. 173cm = 68.1 inches.
Ok JB, the converter I used was wrong.

http://www.convertun
its.com/from/cm/to/f
t

This one calculates to 5ft 8

http://www.metric-co
nversions.org/length
/centimeters-to-feet
.htm

Strange to find a converter on the net that doesn't work. Good job I wasn't using it for something important.
[quote][p][bold]JoeBlow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JoeBlow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: You've converted it wrong ballantrrae, 1.73m is actually 5ft 7ins.[/p][/quote]No it isn't. It is 5' 8". Unless I've shrunk an inch.[/p][/quote]You must have shrunk, or your mum always lied to you about your height.[/p][/quote]Not so. 173cm = 68.1 inches.[/p][/quote]Ok JB, the converter I used was wrong. http://www.convertun its.com/from/cm/to/f t This one calculates to 5ft 8 http://www.metric-co nversions.org/length /centimeters-to-feet .htm Strange to find a converter on the net that doesn't work. Good job I wasn't using it for something important. Hovite
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7:20pm Wed 27 Mar 13

JoeBlow says...

Hovite wrote:
JoeBlow wrote:
Hovite wrote:
JoeBlow wrote:
Hovite wrote:
You've converted it wrong ballantrrae, 1.73m is actually 5ft 7ins.
No it isn't. It is 5' 8". Unless I've shrunk an inch.
You must have shrunk, or your mum always lied to you about your height.
Not so. 173cm = 68.1 inches.
Ok JB, the converter I used was wrong.

http://www.convertun

its.com/from/cm/to/f

t

This one calculates to 5ft 8

http://www.metric-co

nversions.org/length

/centimeters-to-feet

.htm

Strange to find a converter on the net that doesn't work. Good job I wasn't using it for something important.
I would be prepared to bet you were converting from cm to feet. 173cm = roughly 5.7 feet. That's not 5' 7" though.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JoeBlow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JoeBlow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: You've converted it wrong ballantrrae, 1.73m is actually 5ft 7ins.[/p][/quote]No it isn't. It is 5' 8". Unless I've shrunk an inch.[/p][/quote]You must have shrunk, or your mum always lied to you about your height.[/p][/quote]Not so. 173cm = 68.1 inches.[/p][/quote]Ok JB, the converter I used was wrong. http://www.convertun its.com/from/cm/to/f t This one calculates to 5ft 8 http://www.metric-co nversions.org/length /centimeters-to-feet .htm Strange to find a converter on the net that doesn't work. Good job I wasn't using it for something important.[/p][/quote]I would be prepared to bet you were converting from cm to feet. 173cm = roughly 5.7 feet. That's not 5' 7" though. JoeBlow
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7:35pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Hovite says...

Ahh, cheers JB I stand corrected, this makes good sense. He is 5ft 8 7⁄64in
Ahh, cheers JB I stand corrected, this makes good sense. He is 5ft 8 7⁄64in Hovite
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7:39pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Hovite says...

So what’s his height in imperial measurements using roman numerals?
So what’s his height in imperial measurements using roman numerals? Hovite
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8:01pm Wed 27 Mar 13

JoeBlow says...

LXVIII"
LXVIII" JoeBlow
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8:02pm Wed 27 Mar 13

saraman says...

Hovite wrote:
So what’s his height in imperial measurements using roman numerals?
L11X.V11V11V. But who gives a s..t how big he is. Can he score goals and get us in the play-offs and ultimately in the PL. Good signing Gus.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: So what’s his height in imperial measurements using roman numerals?[/p][/quote]L11X.V11V11V. But who gives a s..t how big he is. Can he score goals and get us in the play-offs and ultimately in the PL. Good signing Gus. saraman
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8:10pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Hovite says...

JoeBlow wrote:
LXVIII"
Cheers, I don't know if this is correct but judging by my previous conversion form I will not argue ;o)
[quote][p][bold]JoeBlow[/bold] wrote: LXVIII"[/p][/quote]Cheers, I don't know if this is correct but judging by my previous conversion form I will not argue ;o) Hovite
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8:16pm Wed 27 Mar 13

GovindaTim says...

fratsomrover wrote:
ballantrrae wrote:
Hovite wrote:
You've converted it wrong ballantrrae, 1.73m is actually 5ft 7ins.
Thanks Hovite for putting me right. At least I got the 173cms correct !
Size shouldn't matter its goals that count.
Actually at his height he ought to be able to get on the end of any 'knock downs' from Ulloa. Of course to do so Poyet would have to have them on the pitch at the same time.
As I said earlier Jackson seems more of a replacement for Dobbie than cover for Ulloa so I wonder if he will be the only signing. However I would be surprised if a second striker joined.
Any thoughts Hovite or VegasSeagull who I know favours 2 strikers being signed ?
My girlfriend disagrees Ballantrrae. She reckons size does matter and who am I to disagree
That's what she told me too.
[quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: You've converted it wrong ballantrrae, 1.73m is actually 5ft 7ins.[/p][/quote]Thanks Hovite for putting me right. At least I got the 173cms correct ! Size shouldn't matter its goals that count. Actually at his height he ought to be able to get on the end of any 'knock downs' from Ulloa. Of course to do so Poyet would have to have them on the pitch at the same time. As I said earlier Jackson seems more of a replacement for Dobbie than cover for Ulloa so I wonder if he will be the only signing. However I would be surprised if a second striker joined. Any thoughts Hovite or VegasSeagull who I know favours 2 strikers being signed ?[/p][/quote]My girlfriend disagrees Ballantrrae. She reckons size does matter and who am I to disagree[/p][/quote]That's what she told me too. GovindaTim
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8:20pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Withdean-er says...

Old Scrote of the Amex wrote:
WisdomSpeaks wrote:
Old Scrote of the Amex wrote:
Seagull68 wrote:
I think he would be good for us as a stand in, if god forbid we were to lose Ulloa. Although I still fancy having two strikers on the pitch at the same time. I know this is not the Gus way, but we have to grab as many points as possible in this run in. Lets hope Jackson will provide a goal or three.
I think it's unlikely we'll play with two strikers unless we're chasing the game, but Jackson is a very useful option off the bench. Knows how to score, so could fill his boots.
I agree with you and this is the point I struggle to understand.

If the manager believes playing two upfront is the best chance of retrieving a losing situation - as it seems Gus does - why would he not use that same belief to take advantage right from the start and thus reduce the chance of us being in a situation where we need to chase a game in the first place.

I truly believe that we need to really go for it against Forest because we are up against a manager who is so positive and instills such a belief in his players that we're going to need to match that attitude all the way.

C'mmon Gus - Let's give it all we've got and get three points on Saturday.
It's because Gus sees two up front as a gamble, because you lose something elsewhere. If you're losing then why not throw some more caution to the wind. It's very different to starting a game at 0-0 and seeing how things pan out. Taking it to its logical conclusion you'd have a better chance of scoring if you played 5 strikers, but would any do it nowadays?
This.

Win the midfield battle with 3 in the middle is the modern thing (unless you are England and you have the invisible Cleverley in there), 2 wide men, and one out and out striker.

But I cannot see Jackson coming all this way for 15 minutes on as a sub, if Ulloa stays fit and so sharp. Perhaps Gus has a role or him in the first 11.
[quote][p][bold]Old Scrote of the Amex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Scrote of the Amex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seagull68[/bold] wrote: I think he would be good for us as a stand in, if god forbid we were to lose Ulloa. Although I still fancy having two strikers on the pitch at the same time. I know this is not the Gus way, but we have to grab as many points as possible in this run in. Lets hope Jackson will provide a goal or three.[/p][/quote]I think it's unlikely we'll play with two strikers unless we're chasing the game, but Jackson is a very useful option off the bench. Knows how to score, so could fill his boots.[/p][/quote]I agree with you and this is the point I struggle to understand. If the manager believes playing two upfront is the best chance of retrieving a losing situation - as it seems Gus does - why would he not use that same belief to take advantage right from the start and thus reduce the chance of us being in a situation where we need to chase a game in the first place. I truly believe that we need to really go for it against Forest because we are up against a manager who is so positive and instills such a belief in his players that we're going to need to match that attitude all the way. C'mmon Gus - Let's give it all we've got and get three points on Saturday.[/p][/quote]It's because Gus sees two up front as a gamble, because you lose something elsewhere. If you're losing then why not throw some more caution to the wind. It's very different to starting a game at 0-0 and seeing how things pan out. Taking it to its logical conclusion you'd have a better chance of scoring if you played 5 strikers, but would any do it nowadays?[/p][/quote]This. Win the midfield battle with 3 in the middle is the modern thing (unless you are England and you have the invisible Cleverley in there), 2 wide men, and one out and out striker. But I cannot see Jackson coming all this way for 15 minutes on as a sub, if Ulloa stays fit and so sharp. Perhaps Gus has a role or him in the first 11. Withdean-er
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8:34pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Brighton Bill says...

GovindaTim wrote:
fratsomrover wrote:
ballantrrae wrote:
Hovite wrote:
You've converted it wrong ballantrrae, 1.73m is actually 5ft 7ins.
Thanks Hovite for putting me right. At least I got the 173cms correct !
Size shouldn't matter its goals that count.
Actually at his height he ought to be able to get on the end of any 'knock downs' from Ulloa. Of course to do so Poyet would have to have them on the pitch at the same time.
As I said earlier Jackson seems more of a replacement for Dobbie than cover for Ulloa so I wonder if he will be the only signing. However I would be surprised if a second striker joined.
Any thoughts Hovite or VegasSeagull who I know favours 2 strikers being signed ?
My girlfriend disagrees Ballantrrae. She reckons size does matter and who am I to disagree
That's what she told me too.
And me, that extra inch makes all the difference. Lol
[quote][p][bold]GovindaTim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: You've converted it wrong ballantrrae, 1.73m is actually 5ft 7ins.[/p][/quote]Thanks Hovite for putting me right. At least I got the 173cms correct ! Size shouldn't matter its goals that count. Actually at his height he ought to be able to get on the end of any 'knock downs' from Ulloa. Of course to do so Poyet would have to have them on the pitch at the same time. As I said earlier Jackson seems more of a replacement for Dobbie than cover for Ulloa so I wonder if he will be the only signing. However I would be surprised if a second striker joined. Any thoughts Hovite or VegasSeagull who I know favours 2 strikers being signed ?[/p][/quote]My girlfriend disagrees Ballantrrae. She reckons size does matter and who am I to disagree[/p][/quote]That's what she told me too.[/p][/quote]And me, that extra inch makes all the difference. Lol Brighton Bill
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8:52pm Wed 27 Mar 13

WestStander17 says...

Withdean-er wrote:
Old Scrote of the Amex wrote:
WisdomSpeaks wrote:
Old Scrote of the Amex wrote:
Seagull68 wrote:
I think he would be good for us as a stand in, if god forbid we were to lose Ulloa. Although I still fancy having two strikers on the pitch at the same time. I know this is not the Gus way, but we have to grab as many points as possible in this run in. Lets hope Jackson will provide a goal or three.
I think it's unlikely we'll play with two strikers unless we're chasing the game, but Jackson is a very useful option off the bench. Knows how to score, so could fill his boots.
I agree with you and this is the point I struggle to understand.

If the manager believes playing two upfront is the best chance of retrieving a losing situation - as it seems Gus does - why would he not use that same belief to take advantage right from the start and thus reduce the chance of us being in a situation where we need to chase a game in the first place.

I truly believe that we need to really go for it against Forest because we are up against a manager who is so positive and instills such a belief in his players that we're going to need to match that attitude all the way.

C'mmon Gus - Let's give it all we've got and get three points on Saturday.
It's because Gus sees two up front as a gamble, because you lose something elsewhere. If you're losing then why not throw some more caution to the wind. It's very different to starting a game at 0-0 and seeing how things pan out. Taking it to its logical conclusion you'd have a better chance of scoring if you played 5 strikers, but would any do it nowadays?
This.

Win the midfield battle with 3 in the middle is the modern thing (unless you are England and you have the invisible Cleverley in there), 2 wide men, and one out and out striker.

But I cannot see Jackson coming all this way for 15 minutes on as a sub, if Ulloa stays fit and so sharp. Perhaps Gus has a role or him in the first 11.
Well put, as always, Old Scrote.

Don't know an awful lot about Jackson but maybe he could also slot into one of the wide positions and attack the box from there, like Barnes and Hoskins have been asked to do previously.

Otherwise, if he is surplus to requirements at Norwich, maybe just the higher chance of any game time was enough to tempt him. Great for us though as that would Gus to use him as he pleases.
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Scrote of the Amex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Scrote of the Amex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seagull68[/bold] wrote: I think he would be good for us as a stand in, if god forbid we were to lose Ulloa. Although I still fancy having two strikers on the pitch at the same time. I know this is not the Gus way, but we have to grab as many points as possible in this run in. Lets hope Jackson will provide a goal or three.[/p][/quote]I think it's unlikely we'll play with two strikers unless we're chasing the game, but Jackson is a very useful option off the bench. Knows how to score, so could fill his boots.[/p][/quote]I agree with you and this is the point I struggle to understand. If the manager believes playing two upfront is the best chance of retrieving a losing situation - as it seems Gus does - why would he not use that same belief to take advantage right from the start and thus reduce the chance of us being in a situation where we need to chase a game in the first place. I truly believe that we need to really go for it against Forest because we are up against a manager who is so positive and instills such a belief in his players that we're going to need to match that attitude all the way. C'mmon Gus - Let's give it all we've got and get three points on Saturday.[/p][/quote]It's because Gus sees two up front as a gamble, because you lose something elsewhere. If you're losing then why not throw some more caution to the wind. It's very different to starting a game at 0-0 and seeing how things pan out. Taking it to its logical conclusion you'd have a better chance of scoring if you played 5 strikers, but would any do it nowadays?[/p][/quote]This. Win the midfield battle with 3 in the middle is the modern thing (unless you are England and you have the invisible Cleverley in there), 2 wide men, and one out and out striker. But I cannot see Jackson coming all this way for 15 minutes on as a sub, if Ulloa stays fit and so sharp. Perhaps Gus has a role or him in the first 11.[/p][/quote]Well put, as always, Old Scrote. Don't know an awful lot about Jackson but maybe he could also slot into one of the wide positions and attack the box from there, like Barnes and Hoskins have been asked to do previously. Otherwise, if he is surplus to requirements at Norwich, maybe just the higher chance of any game time was enough to tempt him. Great for us though as that would Gus to use him as he pleases. WestStander17
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9:23pm Wed 27 Mar 13

KeefyH44 says...

This is a guy who REALLY wants the ball and will fight for it and force himself through to get it. For a supposedly "short" guy he scores a lot with his head. I'm expecting a lot from him.
This is a guy who REALLY wants the ball and will fight for it and force himself through to get it. For a supposedly "short" guy he scores a lot with his head. I'm expecting a lot from him. KeefyH44
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9:46pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Hovite says...

He secured NC's promotion with his head.
He secured NC's promotion with his head. Hovite
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10:20pm Wed 27 Mar 13

KeefyH44 says...

Hovite wrote:
He secured NC's promotion with his head.
Is that God's honest or a joke? I can believe it because his anticipation and positional sense is great and he put himself in just the right place to get his headers in.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: He secured NC's promotion with his head.[/p][/quote]Is that God's honest or a joke? I can believe it because his anticipation and positional sense is great and he put himself in just the right place to get his headers in. KeefyH44
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10:31pm Wed 27 Mar 13

KeefyH44 says...

Hovite wrote:
JB and Keefy both wrong, to be exact it's 5 ft 6.75853018367301 ins

http://www.convertun

its.com/from/cm/to/f

eet
LOL ;0))
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: JB and Keefy both wrong, to be exact it's 5 ft 6.75853018367301 ins http://www.convertun its.com/from/cm/to/f eet[/p][/quote]LOL ;0)) KeefyH44
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10:36pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Hovite says...

KeefyH44 wrote:
Hovite wrote:
He secured NC's promotion with his head.
Is that God's honest or a joke? I can believe it because his anticipation and positional sense is great and he put himself in just the right place to get his headers in.
This is the story to back up my wild claims ;o)

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/sport/0/football/13
185001
[quote][p][bold]KeefyH44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: He secured NC's promotion with his head.[/p][/quote]Is that God's honest or a joke? I can believe it because his anticipation and positional sense is great and he put himself in just the right place to get his headers in.[/p][/quote]This is the story to back up my wild claims ;o) http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/football/13 185001 Hovite
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10:39pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Hovite says...

Here's the goal;

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=G7-U1pOIZ
5A
Here's the goal; http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=G7-U1pOIZ 5A Hovite
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10:41pm Wed 27 Mar 13

KeefyH44 says...

KeefyH44 wrote:
Hovite wrote:
JB and Keefy both wrong, to be exact it's 5 ft 6.75853018367301 ins

http://www.convertun


its.com/from/cm/to/f


eet
LOL ;0))
One inch = 2.54cm. Divide 173 by 2.54 to get number of inches in 173cm and you get 68.1 inches, ie 5ft 8.1ins. Don't know what converter everyone's using but I did advanced calculus at college when I did 'A' level maths and yes I know I sound like a smart a@@e but that answer is definitely correct, 5 ft 8 ins.
[quote][p][bold]KeefyH44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: JB and Keefy both wrong, to be exact it's 5 ft 6.75853018367301 ins http://www.convertun its.com/from/cm/to/f eet[/p][/quote]LOL ;0))[/p][/quote]One inch = 2.54cm. Divide 173 by 2.54 to get number of inches in 173cm and you get 68.1 inches, ie 5ft 8.1ins. Don't know what converter everyone's using but I did advanced calculus at college when I did 'A' level maths and yes I know I sound like a smart a@@e but that answer is definitely correct, 5 ft 8 ins. KeefyH44
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10:46pm Wed 27 Mar 13

KeefyH44 says...

Eddy B wrote:
Official stats seem to vary (I don't know why players are listed with such varying heights unless they are still growing in some cases - Messi?) but apparently Barcelona have the shortest team in Europe (5 ft 9 on average). As they have also been the best team on average over the last 5 or 6 years that's quite an interesting correlation. Also I'd venture to guess many of the greatest footballers have been on the short side? Messi, Maradona, Pele? The shortest professional ever I can find is Brian Flynn ex Leeds, Burnley and Wales at 5ft 3 1/2. I wonder if he would have made it in today's game?
I remember him, great player. Don't think Billy Brenner was all that tall but he could jump and really put himself about. Always up for a scrap but then he WAS. Scottish!
[quote][p][bold]Eddy B[/bold] wrote: Official stats seem to vary (I don't know why players are listed with such varying heights unless they are still growing in some cases - Messi?) but apparently Barcelona have the shortest team in Europe (5 ft 9 on average). As they have also been the best team on average over the last 5 or 6 years that's quite an interesting correlation. Also I'd venture to guess many of the greatest footballers have been on the short side? Messi, Maradona, Pele? The shortest professional ever I can find is Brian Flynn ex Leeds, Burnley and Wales at 5ft 3 1/2. I wonder if he would have made it in today's game?[/p][/quote]I remember him, great player. Don't think Billy Brenner was all that tall but he could jump and really put himself about. Always up for a scrap but then he WAS. Scottish! KeefyH44
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10:49pm Wed 27 Mar 13

Hovite says...

Yeah this was kindly explained to me earlier.

Stupid mistake on my part, the converter said 5.67 feet, but 8ins = .67 of a foot.

So yep 1.73m = 5ft 8 7⁄64in

So I take it all back, funny though, coz I messaged a complaint to the converter website about not converting properly.
Yeah this was kindly explained to me earlier. Stupid mistake on my part, the converter said 5.67 feet, but 8ins = .67 of a foot. So yep 1.73m = 5ft 8 7⁄64in So I take it all back, funny though, coz I messaged a complaint to the converter website about not converting properly. Hovite
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11:11pm Wed 27 Mar 13

pte says...

With Norwich being interested in CMS there could be a long term two way deal
With Norwich being interested in CMS there could be a long term two way deal pte
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9:22am Thu 28 Mar 13

golddene says...

Brighton Bill wrote:
GovindaTim wrote:
fratsomrover wrote:
ballantrrae wrote:
Hovite wrote:
You've converted it wrong ballantrrae, 1.73m is actually 5ft 7ins.
Thanks Hovite for putting me right. At least I got the 173cms correct !
Size shouldn't matter its goals that count.
Actually at his height he ought to be able to get on the end of any 'knock downs' from Ulloa. Of course to do so Poyet would have to have them on the pitch at the same time.
As I said earlier Jackson seems more of a replacement for Dobbie than cover for Ulloa so I wonder if he will be the only signing. However I would be surprised if a second striker joined.
Any thoughts Hovite or VegasSeagull who I know favours 2 strikers being signed ?
My girlfriend disagrees Ballantrrae. She reckons size does matter and who am I to disagree
That's what she told me too.
And me, that extra inch makes all the difference. Lol
I can remember her saying "ouch" when we met !
[quote][p][bold]Brighton Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GovindaTim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: You've converted it wrong ballantrrae, 1.73m is actually 5ft 7ins.[/p][/quote]Thanks Hovite for putting me right. At least I got the 173cms correct ! Size shouldn't matter its goals that count. Actually at his height he ought to be able to get on the end of any 'knock downs' from Ulloa. Of course to do so Poyet would have to have them on the pitch at the same time. As I said earlier Jackson seems more of a replacement for Dobbie than cover for Ulloa so I wonder if he will be the only signing. However I would be surprised if a second striker joined. Any thoughts Hovite or VegasSeagull who I know favours 2 strikers being signed ?[/p][/quote]My girlfriend disagrees Ballantrrae. She reckons size does matter and who am I to disagree[/p][/quote]That's what she told me too.[/p][/quote]And me, that extra inch makes all the difference. Lol[/p][/quote]I can remember her saying "ouch" when we met ! golddene
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10:10am Thu 28 Mar 13

Gee Jay says...

He's not going to come here from sitting on the bench for a Premiership team to sit on the bench for a Championship outfit.
Gus will have bought him in with a specific role, and if it works out, who knows for the future.
Could be a potent attack if Leo and Simeon are on the pitch at the same time.
He's not going to come here from sitting on the bench for a Premiership team to sit on the bench for a Championship outfit. Gus will have bought him in with a specific role, and if it works out, who knows for the future. Could be a potent attack if Leo and Simeon are on the pitch at the same time. Gee Jay
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12:14pm Thu 28 Mar 13

Hovite says...

Gee Jay wrote:
He's not going to come here from sitting on the bench for a Premiership team to sit on the bench for a Championship outfit.
Gus will have bought him in with a specific role, and if it works out, who knows for the future.
Could be a potent attack if Leo and Simeon are on the pitch at the same time.
Norwich City have agreed a deal with Sporting Lisbon to sign striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel, so this may be a factor.

They have Holt, Kamara, Murphy, Becchio and now Wolfswinkel so Jackson may not even make it on to the bench.

Have to say Wolfswinkel is a very odd name.
[quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] wrote: He's not going to come here from sitting on the bench for a Premiership team to sit on the bench for a Championship outfit. Gus will have bought him in with a specific role, and if it works out, who knows for the future. Could be a potent attack if Leo and Simeon are on the pitch at the same time.[/p][/quote]Norwich City have agreed a deal with Sporting Lisbon to sign striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel, so this may be a factor. They have Holt, Kamara, Murphy, Becchio and now Wolfswinkel so Jackson may not even make it on to the bench. Have to say Wolfswinkel is a very odd name. Hovite
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12:18pm Thu 28 Mar 13

Hovite says...

Just to correct myself on Wolfswinkel, he has signed for NC, but won't move there until January.
Just to correct myself on Wolfswinkel, he has signed for NC, but won't move there until January. Hovite
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