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Oatway plays down Jackson deal

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  Albion coach Charlie Oatway has cast doubt over the chances of Norwich striker Simeon Jackson being signed before today's 5pm loan deadline.


  Oatway has admitted Jackson is a target but has warned it will be difficult to persuade the Canaries, still looking over their shoulders in the Premier League, to let him go.


  Oatway, standing in for manager Gus Poyet at this morning's pre-match press conference at The Amex, told The Argus: "If we can get him that would be fantastic.


  "But you have got to bear in mind that it's difficult to get these players away from their clubs when their clubs are thinking 'Can we afford to let him go', because they have got to worry about themselves.


  "You've just got to hope. He is one of the names we would certainly look at. If we get him or not, well that's a different matter."


  A Norwich source revealed to The Argus yesterday that a deal for Canadian international Jackson was "very likely".


  Oatway said: "I think that is being a bit too optimistic but I am not involved in the dealings in this case. There are people who will know a bit more about how far we are down the line with that but I think that is going to be a very tough one.


  "I hope that (very likely to happen) has come from the manager and chairman at Norwich but I can't see it. We'll have to wait and see but I think that one will be a really tough nut to crack."

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10:45am Thu 28 Mar 13

Seagulls Over Surrey (SOS) says...

What's the word for "don't want to sound too optimist in case I put the mockers on it?"
What's the word for "don't want to sound too optimist in case I put the mockers on it?" Seagulls Over Surrey (SOS)
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10:53am Thu 28 Mar 13

Gibseagull says...

So that's that then!!
So that's that then!! Gibseagull
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11:02am Thu 28 Mar 13

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

Or put another way: Nobody tells me anything....
Or put another way: Nobody tells me anything.... Willie, Willie Irvine
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11:05am Thu 28 Mar 13

duncan 74 says...

No excuses guys you need to get a loan striker in before deadline. If it is Jackson that would be ideal but we can't have our run in put in doubt if Ulloa gets injured and we have no cover. I appreciate its not easy but it can't be that tricky also.
No excuses guys you need to get a loan striker in before deadline. If it is Jackson that would be ideal but we can't have our run in put in doubt if Ulloa gets injured and we have no cover. I appreciate its not easy but it can't be that tricky also. duncan 74
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11:06am Thu 28 Mar 13

Dr Baldhead says...

Smoke and mirrors. Just like they "hope" that Kuszack will be fit for Notts Forest
Smoke and mirrors. Just like they "hope" that Kuszack will be fit for Notts Forest Dr Baldhead
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11:06am Thu 28 Mar 13

Gee Jay says...

It's called 'Managing our Expectations'
Great if we get him though, and the relationship between Albion and Norwich City must be quite good after the dealings of the last couple of years.
It's called 'Managing our Expectations' Great if we get him though, and the relationship between Albion and Norwich City must be quite good after the dealings of the last couple of years. Gee Jay
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11:19am Thu 28 Mar 13

ballantrrae says...

duncan 74 wrote:
No excuses guys you need to get a loan striker in before deadline. If it is Jackson that would be ideal but we can't have our run in put in doubt if Ulloa gets injured and we have no cover. I appreciate its not easy but it can't be that tricky also.
Good Post Duncan 74 with a couple of pertinent comments.
Finges crossed that we sign someone.
[quote][p][bold]duncan 74[/bold] wrote: No excuses guys you need to get a loan striker in before deadline. If it is Jackson that would be ideal but we can't have our run in put in doubt if Ulloa gets injured and we have no cover. I appreciate its not easy but it can't be that tricky also.[/p][/quote]Good Post Duncan 74 with a couple of pertinent comments. Finges crossed that we sign someone. ballantrrae
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11:22am Thu 28 Mar 13

mikeygit says...

Tend to agree that Oatway is playing it cool---and yes he would have no dealings, being the grease monkey---but time is running out fast and if Gus is to keep to his word that 'we will get a striker before the deadline closes' then only a few hours left.
Tend to agree that Oatway is playing it cool---and yes he would have no dealings, being the grease monkey---but time is running out fast and if Gus is to keep to his word that 'we will get a striker before the deadline closes' then only a few hours left. mikeygit
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11:29am Thu 28 Mar 13

dave from bexill says...

mikeygit wrote:
Tend to agree that Oatway is playing it cool---and yes he would have no dealings, being the grease monkey---but time is running out fast and if Gus is to keep to his word that 'we will get a striker before the deadline closes' then only a few hours left.
Why do you call him a grease monkey, when he's an integral part of a successful coaching set up?
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Tend to agree that Oatway is playing it cool---and yes he would have no dealings, being the grease monkey---but time is running out fast and if Gus is to keep to his word that 'we will get a striker before the deadline closes' then only a few hours left.[/p][/quote]Why do you call him a grease monkey, when he's an integral part of a successful coaching set up? dave from bexill
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11:46am Thu 28 Mar 13

Tommy11 says...

Any good news Oatway?
Any good news Oatway? Tommy11
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12:16pm Thu 28 Mar 13

Albion23 says...

Either this is caution personified, theres someone else waiting in the wings with wraps on or im afraid weve lost out. My money is on someone at the last minute being unveiled. Heres hoping.U.T.U.
Either this is caution personified, theres someone else waiting in the wings with wraps on or im afraid weve lost out. My money is on someone at the last minute being unveiled. Heres hoping.U.T.U. Albion23
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12:25pm Thu 28 Mar 13

smegbuster says...

Note that Gus has made it clear that he wants to get "the right person" (ie, someone of the standard and style that he would expect of a player that could expect to fight for a starting place). If he can't get that, he has cover in Barker and Agdestein, so there's no point getting in someone who's no better than them.
Note that Gus has made it clear that he wants to get "the right person" (ie, someone of the standard and style that he would expect of a player that could expect to fight for a starting place). If he can't get that, he has cover in Barker and Agdestein, so there's no point getting in someone who's no better than them. smegbuster
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12:29pm Thu 28 Mar 13

Seagulls Over Surrey (SOS) says...

Any idea why Charlie should be talking to the press and not Gus? He, GP, is either busy tying up the deal for a striker or is keeping his head down to avoid having to comment about his being linked with the Reading job.
Any idea why Charlie should be talking to the press and not Gus? He, GP, is either busy tying up the deal for a striker or is keeping his head down to avoid having to comment about his being linked with the Reading job. Seagulls Over Surrey (SOS)
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12:32pm Thu 28 Mar 13

hannover seagull says...

This could mean that we have someone else already.
Can´t see Gus being able to be away for so long otherwise

He didn´t really say a lot did he?
Doesn´t want to steal Gus s thunder when he makes the big 5 o´clock announcement perhaps
Heres hoping Guys

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This could mean that we have someone else already. Can´t see Gus being able to be away for so long otherwise He didn´t really say a lot did he? Doesn´t want to steal Gus s thunder when he makes the big 5 o´clock announcement perhaps Heres hoping Guys UTA................. .................... . hannover seagull
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12:45pm Thu 28 Mar 13

Jonathan Mouette says...

I shall rename Charlie The Mushroom. It is obvious he is kept in the dark and once a week they throw 'la merde' over him.
I shall rename Charlie The Mushroom. It is obvious he is kept in the dark and once a week they throw 'la merde' over him. Jonathan Mouette
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12:48pm Thu 28 Mar 13

hannover seagull says...

Murray just signed up for three more years of mediocracy in Croydon.

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Murray just signed up for three more years of mediocracy in Croydon. UTA................. .................... ... hannover seagull
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12:53pm Thu 28 Mar 13

Bish May Turn says...

dave from bexill wrote:
mikeygit wrote: Tend to agree that Oatway is playing it cool---and yes he would have no dealings, being the grease monkey---but time is running out fast and if Gus is to keep to his word that 'we will get a striker before the deadline closes' then only a few hours left.
Why do you call him a grease monkey, when he's an integral part of a successful coaching set up?
Exactly Dave, a little more respect for Charlie please gents.
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Tend to agree that Oatway is playing it cool---and yes he would have no dealings, being the grease monkey---but time is running out fast and if Gus is to keep to his word that 'we will get a striker before the deadline closes' then only a few hours left.[/p][/quote]Why do you call him a grease monkey, when he's an integral part of a successful coaching set up?[/p][/quote]Exactly Dave, a little more respect for Charlie please gents. Bish May Turn
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1:01pm Thu 28 Mar 13

tug509 says...

We`ve all been here before with Gus,he will have "Someone"! ,and chances are,whether it`s Simeon Jackson,or a nother i`m sure it will make us all smile that little bit wider at 5-00pm, he may,fingers firmly crossed,have two to unveil!. UTA
We`ve all been here before with Gus,he will have "Someone"! ,and chances are,whether it`s Simeon Jackson,or a nother i`m sure it will make us all smile that little bit wider at 5-00pm, he may,fingers firmly crossed,have two to unveil!. UTA tug509
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1:39pm Thu 28 Mar 13

VegasSeagull says...

There have been very few occasions when I have got anything from the two week international breaks, to me they are unsually no more than two weeks of waiting for Brighton to play again, fill that void that is saturday.

This particular break couldn't have come at a better time for Brighton, time for some knocks to heal, time for Vicente to improve his fitness and time for Ulloa to kick his heels back and rest up.

The saga that never really was, Poyet to Reading, is over and done with and will probabaly give the players a boost, even if it did raise the collective blood presures for a while. The search for a back up striker for Ulloa seems to be sorted, the fear of inury to Ulloa is slightly less that it was. Just to top it all off Bridcutt got in a full international game and by most reports did himself, and Brighton, proud.

The two week break is rapidly coming to a close and all the focus is now on the Forest match, one which we really want to win to maintain our climb to the top. Some of our recent results have made the Forest match bigger than it should be but I think that will work in our favor. When Brighton have their backs to the wall the often deliver, away to Cardiff, sadly when all things point to a Brighton win, away to Bristol, we don't always do the same.

Every game is a cup final now, no room for slip ups and no room for complacency. If we can take to the field with the same desire to win that we displayed against Palace then Forest are in trouble and that is exactly what I think will happen. A six pointer match that has come at the right time, let's go and get them.



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There have been very few occasions when I have got anything from the two week international breaks, to me they are unsually no more than two weeks of waiting for Brighton to play again, fill that void that is saturday. This particular break couldn't have come at a better time for Brighton, time for some knocks to heal, time for Vicente to improve his fitness and time for Ulloa to kick his heels back and rest up. The saga that never really was, Poyet to Reading, is over and done with and will probabaly give the players a boost, even if it did raise the collective blood presures for a while. The search for a back up striker for Ulloa seems to be sorted, the fear of inury to Ulloa is slightly less that it was. Just to top it all off Bridcutt got in a full international game and by most reports did himself, and Brighton, proud. The two week break is rapidly coming to a close and all the focus is now on the Forest match, one which we really want to win to maintain our climb to the top. Some of our recent results have made the Forest match bigger than it should be but I think that will work in our favor. When Brighton have their backs to the wall the often deliver, away to Cardiff, sadly when all things point to a Brighton win, away to Bristol, we don't always do the same. Every game is a cup final now, no room for slip ups and no room for complacency. If we can take to the field with the same desire to win that we displayed against Palace then Forest are in trouble and that is exactly what I think will happen. A six pointer match that has come at the right time, let's go and get them. , VegasSeagull
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1:53pm Thu 28 Mar 13

hannover seagull says...

Well said Vegas

Here we go again.

Will Vicente even get in the team?

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Well said Vegas Here we go again. Will Vicente even get in the team? UTA----------- hannover seagull
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1:53pm Thu 28 Mar 13

hannover seagull says...

Well said Vegas

Here we go again.

Will Vicente even get in the team?

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Well said Vegas Here we go again. Will Vicente even get in the team? UTA----------- hannover seagull
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2:03pm Thu 28 Mar 13

hannover seagull says...

Well said Vegas

Here we go again.

Will Vicente even get in the team?

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Well said Vegas Here we go again. Will Vicente even get in the team? UTA----------- hannover seagull
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2:09pm Thu 28 Mar 13

VegasSeagull says...

Hannover as I see it, and as Gus has said, the use of Vicente has to be managed but with every game a cup game how Gus picks where and when to use his talents, I really have no idea.

The form that David has shown in recent matches somwhat reduces our dependency on Vicente, so that must help.
Hannover as I see it, and as Gus has said, the use of Vicente has to be managed but with every game a cup game how Gus picks where and when to use his talents, I really have no idea. The form that David has shown in recent matches somwhat reduces our dependency on Vicente, so that must help. VegasSeagull
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2:10pm Thu 28 Mar 13

championshipgull says...

From Andy Naylor on twitter

Chris Hughton has just confirmed at his press conference no-one will be leaving Carrow Road today, Simeon Jackson included.
From Andy Naylor on twitter Chris Hughton has just confirmed at his press conference no-one will be leaving Carrow Road today, Simeon Jackson included. championshipgull
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2:14pm Thu 28 Mar 13

VegasSeagull says...

championshipgull wrote:
From Andy Naylor on twitter Chris Hughton has just confirmed at his press conference no-one will be leaving Carrow Road today, Simeon Jackson included.
Not a problem so long as we have a plan B or even C.
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: From Andy Naylor on twitter Chris Hughton has just confirmed at his press conference no-one will be leaving Carrow Road today, Simeon Jackson included.[/p][/quote]Not a problem so long as we have a plan B or even C. VegasSeagull
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6:01pm Thu 28 Mar 13

tinker111 says...

Gee Jay wrote:
It's called 'Managing our Expectations'
Great if we get him though, and the relationship between Albion and Norwich City must be quite good after the dealings of the last couple of years.
You jest ,one back with us (SADLY) and E B hardly playing dont think so
[quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] wrote: It's called 'Managing our Expectations' Great if we get him though, and the relationship between Albion and Norwich City must be quite good after the dealings of the last couple of years.[/p][/quote]You jest ,one back with us (SADLY) and E B hardly playing dont think so tinker111
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