Bridcutt keen on Premier chance

The Argus: Liam Bridcutt wants to test himself in the Premier League Liam Bridcutt wants to test himself in the Premier League

Liam Bridcutt says it will be hard to resist an opportunity to play in the Premier League.

Albion fans fear the midfielder general will be targeted by former boss Gus Poyet at Sunderland when the January transfer window opens.

Promoted arch rivals Crystal Palace had a £1.75 bid rejected for Bridcutt at the end of the August transfer window.

The ex-Chelsea prospect, back in the Albion team after injury and under contract until 2015 said: "I'm a Brighton player. As long as I am contracted to Brighton I am going to give 110 per cent to Brighton.

"If you are doing well you are always going to get interest from other clubs and as a player that's what you want. You want to be performing and for other clubs to notice that.

"For me it's just a case of getting back in the team and performing and trying to do the best I can for Brighton. I have always said that I want to be a Premier League player and the only way I am going to do that is by performing.

"It's going to be even better if I can do it with Brighton but if there is an opportunity for me to do it with another club it's going to be hard for me to turn it down. But as long as I'm performing you are always going to have that interest from other clubs."

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1:12pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Clean Sheet says...

Stick with us Liam, we will get there together if not this season then next.
Stick with us Liam, we will get there together if not this season then next. Clean Sheet

1:14pm Fri 6 Dec 13

brightonup says...

Is this a precursor to a story of a premiership bid, I wonder.......
Is this a precursor to a story of a premiership bid, I wonder....... brightonup

1:16pm Fri 6 Dec 13

tonypulis says...

We'll try again in Jan. This time we'll add a couple of hundred quid and throw in a tracksuit.
We'll try again in Jan. This time we'll add a couple of hundred quid and throw in a tracksuit. tonypulis

1:16pm Fri 6 Dec 13

falmer seagull says...

If he wants to go, get the best price possible. We have a ready made replacement in Rohan Ince!
If he wants to go, get the best price possible. We have a ready made replacement in Rohan Ince! falmer seagull

1:26pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Alfie T says...

Totally understandable response from Bridders, one of the few players we have who is of Premiership quality. If he goes in January and I think he will, I will be disappointed to lose him but that's football. Hope we land a good price for him, driven up by some competition perhaps.
Totally understandable response from Bridders, one of the few players we have who is of Premiership quality. If he goes in January and I think he will, I will be disappointed to lose him but that's football. Hope we land a good price for him, driven up by some competition perhaps. Alfie T

1:42pm Fri 6 Dec 13

tonypulis says...

Sadly I don't think my offer of a new tracksuit will be enough to tempt Liam to the mighty Eagles. Even a luxury caravan whilst he looked for an appartment in New Addington wasn't enough to tempt him. Sunderland player by the end of January I'm afraid.
Sadly I don't think my offer of a new tracksuit will be enough to tempt Liam to the mighty Eagles. Even a luxury caravan whilst he looked for an appartment in New Addington wasn't enough to tempt him. Sunderland player by the end of January I'm afraid. tonypulis

1:44pm Fri 6 Dec 13

kipper12 says...

so what briddo is really saying is , im off in january !! deals already done !!
so what briddo is really saying is , im off in january !! deals already done !! kipper12

1:48pm Fri 6 Dec 13

albionfan33 says...

That sounds like he's softening the january blow. I just hope he dont go to one of the relegation fodder teams like sunderland or heaven forbid the oikes up the road. We are well set for cm and losing him probably wouldnt be as shocking as first feared we have played most of the season without n we arent relegation candidates
That sounds like he's softening the january blow. I just hope he dont go to one of the relegation fodder teams like sunderland or heaven forbid the oikes up the road. We are well set for cm and losing him probably wouldnt be as shocking as first feared we have played most of the season without n we arent relegation candidates albionfan33

1:57pm Fri 6 Dec 13

VegasSeagull says...

Stay or go, where did Palace get their valuation from, Asda!!!

If the lad attracts interest from one or more prem clubs none of us are going to be surprised, we all knew it would happen, but 1.75 million shouldn't be enough to get him. I don't know what the right price should be but it's not what Palace offered. Perhaps double it and see where we go from there.

I don't see any gain for Bridcutt joining a relegation battle so if he goes he needs to choose wisely, maybe stay put and wait for the summer window.

I am not one that would be climbing the walls if we did sell the lad as he has earned his chance, we have his understudy in Ince and I fancy he too has a big future. The test for the club will be if we get good offers for both players, I feel sure that Ince will, if not already has, get on the radar of a few clubs, the prem division is always looking for a good prospect for tomorrow.
Stay or go, where did Palace get their valuation from, Asda!!! If the lad attracts interest from one or more prem clubs none of us are going to be surprised, we all knew it would happen, but 1.75 million shouldn't be enough to get him. I don't know what the right price should be but it's not what Palace offered. Perhaps double it and see where we go from there. I don't see any gain for Bridcutt joining a relegation battle so if he goes he needs to choose wisely, maybe stay put and wait for the summer window. I am not one that would be climbing the walls if we did sell the lad as he has earned his chance, we have his understudy in Ince and I fancy he too has a big future. The test for the club will be if we get good offers for both players, I feel sure that Ince will, if not already has, get on the radar of a few clubs, the prem division is always looking for a good prospect for tomorrow. VegasSeagull

2:07pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Joel'sGrandad says...

We have to respect Liam's desire for PL football. However there's no point in him going to a club currently struggling and then being back in the Championship come August. He needs to set his sights higher than the usual suspects. He should stay here this season and if he can't get promotion with us then go in the summer. Over to you TB to do some sweet talking.
BTW Dick Knight is going to be at the Swan tomorrow from 12 until 2 if you want to go and buy his book and shake his hand. UTA
We have to respect Liam's desire for PL football. However there's no point in him going to a club currently struggling and then being back in the Championship come August. He needs to set his sights higher than the usual suspects. He should stay here this season and if he can't get promotion with us then go in the summer. Over to you TB to do some sweet talking. BTW Dick Knight is going to be at the Swan tomorrow from 12 until 2 if you want to go and buy his book and shake his hand. UTA Joel'sGrandad

2:11pm Fri 6 Dec 13

SMF20 says...

I certainly don't want to see Liam leave in January or indeed at all.

He is a model professional who gives his all for us and has been absolutely fantastic for the club we love.

Having said all of the above.. The blow for me would certainly be easier to take if his sale funded the purchases of Josh King from Blackburn, Paddy McCourt from Barnsley and Chris Solly from Charlton.
All 3 fantastic players that have been magnificent playing against us in the last 12 months.

Back to Liam... If he does to decide to move on and makes the right choice in who he joins then he will go with my blessings and well wishes.
I think that he more than any other player at our club has earnt the right to test his metal with the best of them.

Let's make things difficult though and clear up in December.. Let's make that decision to leave us just that bit more difficult.

Looking forward to tomorrow's game. I'm sure a better team selection and performance is on the cards.

Uta
I certainly don't want to see Liam leave in January or indeed at all. He is a model professional who gives his all for us and has been absolutely fantastic for the club we love. Having said all of the above.. The blow for me would certainly be easier to take if his sale funded the purchases of Josh King from Blackburn, Paddy McCourt from Barnsley and Chris Solly from Charlton. All 3 fantastic players that have been magnificent playing against us in the last 12 months. Back to Liam... If he does to decide to move on and makes the right choice in who he joins then he will go with my blessings and well wishes. I think that he more than any other player at our club has earnt the right to test his metal with the best of them. Let's make things difficult though and clear up in December.. Let's make that decision to leave us just that bit more difficult. Looking forward to tomorrow's game. I'm sure a better team selection and performance is on the cards. Uta SMF20

2:23pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Thewithdeanyears says...

He's a cert to go to Sunderland, palace or Fulham as they all can offer more money even if relegated according to insiders, once again blooms lack of ambition is allowing our better players/ managers to look elsewhere. I just wish our leaders would realise that they need to dig deeper, the job wasn't finished with the stadium being built.
He's a cert to go to Sunderland, palace or Fulham as they all can offer more money even if relegated according to insiders, once again blooms lack of ambition is allowing our better players/ managers to look elsewhere. I just wish our leaders would realise that they need to dig deeper, the job wasn't finished with the stadium being built. Thewithdeanyears

2:42pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Ex-pat Arnie says...

"according to insiders" - you crack me up, Thesmellhurstsmears, you really do :-) It's almost as if those clubs will have massive parachute payments to help pay inflated wages!

Realistically he won't get to the Prem with us before a big enough offer comes in, so accept £5m and spend it wisely. Everyone's a winner.
"according to insiders" - you crack me up, Thesmellhurstsmears, you really do :-) It's almost as if those clubs will have massive parachute payments to help pay inflated wages! Realistically he won't get to the Prem with us before a big enough offer comes in, so accept £5m and spend it wisely. Everyone's a winner. Ex-pat Arnie

2:48pm Fri 6 Dec 13

ringtone says...

Lets all turn on him now, like we did with Gus.

Traitor
Lets all turn on him now, like we did with Gus. Traitor ringtone

2:53pm Fri 6 Dec 13

VegasSeagull says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
"according to insiders" - you crack me up, Thesmellhurstsmears, you really do :-) It's almost as if those clubs will have massive parachute payments to help pay inflated wages!

Realistically he won't get to the Prem with us before a big enough offer comes in, so accept £5m and spend it wisely. Everyone's a winner.
I think he forgot to take his meds this morning.

There isn't a rush for Bridders act, if there is interest for him in the winter window that interest will be there come the summer one, if prem clubs think he is good enough. I can see why those near the bottom might want him, but does a midfield defender who is showing promise want to get involved in a relegation battle, does his stock go down if the club he joins does indeed get relegated.
The best bet for Bridders is a safe move to a middle order club, so he can show what he can do without fear of the drop.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: "according to insiders" - you crack me up, Thesmellhurstsmears, you really do :-) It's almost as if those clubs will have massive parachute payments to help pay inflated wages! Realistically he won't get to the Prem with us before a big enough offer comes in, so accept £5m and spend it wisely. Everyone's a winner.[/p][/quote]I think he forgot to take his meds this morning. There isn't a rush for Bridders act, if there is interest for him in the winter window that interest will be there come the summer one, if prem clubs think he is good enough. I can see why those near the bottom might want him, but does a midfield defender who is showing promise want to get involved in a relegation battle, does his stock go down if the club he joins does indeed get relegated. The best bet for Bridders is a safe move to a middle order club, so he can show what he can do without fear of the drop. VegasSeagull

3:08pm Fri 6 Dec 13

AGT999 says...

I don't want to see him go but, if the right money is offered and Oscar can use it to strengthen the team, I'm not too worried. I think we have the obvious replacement in Ince who, due to his size, I think will end up being the better player. Remember, the first game that Bridders plays and Ince is dropped, we lose.
I don't want to see him go but, if the right money is offered and Oscar can use it to strengthen the team, I'm not too worried. I think we have the obvious replacement in Ince who, due to his size, I think will end up being the better player. Remember, the first game that Bridders plays and Ince is dropped, we lose. AGT999

3:12pm Fri 6 Dec 13

tonypulis says...

Thewithdeanyears wrote:
He's a cert to go to Sunderland, palace or Fulham as they all can offer more money even if relegated according to insiders, once again blooms lack of ambition is allowing our better players/ managers to look elsewhere. I just wish our leaders would realise that they need to dig deeper, the job wasn't finished with the stadium being built.
Palace showed their ambition by giving me the job. Admittedly I wasn't their first choice, but nobody wanted the poisoned chalice so beggers can't be choosers. Liam would be ideal for us but I guess his personal ambition is greater than ours. Struggling for premiership survival isn't much fun and I have no wish to turn a quality midfielder into an anonymous no hoper. Liam is better than that and he knows it.
[quote][p][bold]Thewithdeanyears[/bold] wrote: He's a cert to go to Sunderland, palace or Fulham as they all can offer more money even if relegated according to insiders, once again blooms lack of ambition is allowing our better players/ managers to look elsewhere. I just wish our leaders would realise that they need to dig deeper, the job wasn't finished with the stadium being built.[/p][/quote]Palace showed their ambition by giving me the job. Admittedly I wasn't their first choice, but nobody wanted the poisoned chalice so beggers can't be choosers. Liam would be ideal for us but I guess his personal ambition is greater than ours. Struggling for premiership survival isn't much fun and I have no wish to turn a quality midfielder into an anonymous no hoper. Liam is better than that and he knows it. tonypulis

4:04pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Thewithdeanyears says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
"according to insiders" - you crack me up, Thesmellhurstsmears, you really do :-) It's almost as if those clubs will have massive parachute payments to help pay inflated wages!

Realistically he won't get to the Prem with us before a big enough offer comes in, so accept £5m and spend it wisely. Everyone's a winner.
You may laugh, a mate of a mate lives next door to a big name in the game who knows everything worth knowing in the football world, he reckons it's nailed on and much less than 5 million. Rumours this big name has been lined up to be director of football and stand in manager if Oscar goes as well. I won't say who but it's a well known ex top flight manager.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: "according to insiders" - you crack me up, Thesmellhurstsmears, you really do :-) It's almost as if those clubs will have massive parachute payments to help pay inflated wages! Realistically he won't get to the Prem with us before a big enough offer comes in, so accept £5m and spend it wisely. Everyone's a winner.[/p][/quote]You may laugh, a mate of a mate lives next door to a big name in the game who knows everything worth knowing in the football world, he reckons it's nailed on and much less than 5 million. Rumours this big name has been lined up to be director of football and stand in manager if Oscar goes as well. I won't say who but it's a well known ex top flight manager. Thewithdeanyears

4:09pm Fri 6 Dec 13

tonypulis says...

Thewithdeanyears wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
"according to insiders" - you crack me up, Thesmellhurstsmears, you really do :-) It's almost as if those clubs will have massive parachute payments to help pay inflated wages!

Realistically he won't get to the Prem with us before a big enough offer comes in, so accept £5m and spend it wisely. Everyone's a winner.
You may laugh, a mate of a mate lives next door to a big name in the game who knows everything worth knowing in the football world, he reckons it's nailed on and much less than 5 million. Rumours this big name has been lined up to be director of football and stand in manager if Oscar goes as well. I won't say who but it's a well known ex top flight manager.
Is it me? I'm going to be an ex top flight manager soon.
[quote][p][bold]Thewithdeanyears[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: "according to insiders" - you crack me up, Thesmellhurstsmears, you really do :-) It's almost as if those clubs will have massive parachute payments to help pay inflated wages! Realistically he won't get to the Prem with us before a big enough offer comes in, so accept £5m and spend it wisely. Everyone's a winner.[/p][/quote]You may laugh, a mate of a mate lives next door to a big name in the game who knows everything worth knowing in the football world, he reckons it's nailed on and much less than 5 million. Rumours this big name has been lined up to be director of football and stand in manager if Oscar goes as well. I won't say who but it's a well known ex top flight manager.[/p][/quote]Is it me? I'm going to be an ex top flight manager soon. tonypulis

4:33pm Fri 6 Dec 13

mikeygit says...

Yes I think we can expect an offer for Liam in January---5m should be the minimum---but for him to choose Sunderland Fulham or Palace would be a big risk as all three do stand a chance of being with us next season---so Liam think wisely if you want to play in the Premiership for more than a few months!!
Yes I think we can expect an offer for Liam in January---5m should be the minimum---but for him to choose Sunderland Fulham or Palace would be a big risk as all three do stand a chance of being with us next season---so Liam think wisely if you want to play in the Premiership for more than a few months!! mikeygit

4:40pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Thewithdeanyears wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
"according to insiders" - you crack me up, Thesmellhurstsmears, you really do :-) It's almost as if those clubs will have massive parachute payments to help pay inflated wages!

Realistically he won't get to the Prem with us before a big enough offer comes in, so accept £5m and spend it wisely. Everyone's a winner.
You may laugh, a mate of a mate lives next door to a big name in the game who knows everything worth knowing in the football world, he reckons it's nailed on and much less than 5 million. Rumours this big name has been lined up to be director of football and stand in manager if Oscar goes as well. I won't say who but it's a well known ex top flight manager.
As I said, you crack me up! A mate of a mate of mine was a Ghanaian international and he knew Alan Curbishley from his days at Charlton, and Curbs says OG is doing fine.
[quote][p][bold]Thewithdeanyears[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: "according to insiders" - you crack me up, Thesmellhurstsmears, you really do :-) It's almost as if those clubs will have massive parachute payments to help pay inflated wages! Realistically he won't get to the Prem with us before a big enough offer comes in, so accept £5m and spend it wisely. Everyone's a winner.[/p][/quote]You may laugh, a mate of a mate lives next door to a big name in the game who knows everything worth knowing in the football world, he reckons it's nailed on and much less than 5 million. Rumours this big name has been lined up to be director of football and stand in manager if Oscar goes as well. I won't say who but it's a well known ex top flight manager.[/p][/quote]As I said, you crack me up! A mate of a mate of mine was a Ghanaian international and he knew Alan Curbishley from his days at Charlton, and Curbs says OG is doing fine. Ex-pat Arnie

4:57pm Fri 6 Dec 13

lonegull says...

Bridcutt's been great for Brighton and Brighton's been great for Bridcutt. He's improved beyond all recognition from the young lad we first saw at the Withdean. The first four months of this season have shown however that he is not irreplaceable. I definitely don't want to see him go but I think we would have done better agaist Barnsley had he not played. In fairness he is rusty after missing nearly half a season and when match fit is a top top player but the money from his sale could significantly strengthen the team. We are only a year or two from needing a whole new defence. We shouldn't sell cheap but if we can get £4m+ we should take it.
Bridcutt's been great for Brighton and Brighton's been great for Bridcutt. He's improved beyond all recognition from the young lad we first saw at the Withdean. The first four months of this season have shown however that he is not irreplaceable. I definitely don't want to see him go but I think we would have done better agaist Barnsley had he not played. In fairness he is rusty after missing nearly half a season and when match fit is a top top player but the money from his sale could significantly strengthen the team. We are only a year or two from needing a whole new defence. We shouldn't sell cheap but if we can get £4m+ we should take it. lonegull

5:07pm Fri 6 Dec 13

ash696 says...

He's been great for us. If we get £4-5million I say take it and let him go with our best wishes. He could do a great job in the Premier league and we should not stand in his way.
He's been great for us. If we get £4-5million I say take it and let him go with our best wishes. He could do a great job in the Premier league and we should not stand in his way. ash696

5:19pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Joel'sGrandad says...

Thewithdeanyears wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
"according to insiders" - you crack me up, Thesmellhurstsmears, you really do :-) It's almost as if those clubs will have massive parachute payments to help pay inflated wages!

Realistically he won't get to the Prem with us before a big enough offer comes in, so accept £5m and spend it wisely. Everyone's a winner.
You may laugh, a mate of a mate lives next door to a big name in the game who knows everything worth knowing in the football world, he reckons it's nailed on and much less than 5 million. Rumours this big name has been lined up to be director of football and stand in manager if Oscar goes as well. I won't say who but it's a well known ex top flight manager.
Not Joe Kinnear?
[quote][p][bold]Thewithdeanyears[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: "according to insiders" - you crack me up, Thesmellhurstsmears, you really do :-) It's almost as if those clubs will have massive parachute payments to help pay inflated wages! Realistically he won't get to the Prem with us before a big enough offer comes in, so accept £5m and spend it wisely. Everyone's a winner.[/p][/quote]You may laugh, a mate of a mate lives next door to a big name in the game who knows everything worth knowing in the football world, he reckons it's nailed on and much less than 5 million. Rumours this big name has been lined up to be director of football and stand in manager if Oscar goes as well. I won't say who but it's a well known ex top flight manager.[/p][/quote]Not Joe Kinnear? Joel'sGrandad

5:22pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Neville says...

Lots of speculation again and I am pretty sure a move will be on the cards come January and I suspect GP will make a bid. Also GP has contact with the Brighton players when he wants and I am sure Liam has already been sounded out. As to value I reckon 3.75m will be close.Remains to be seen if Brighton want to do business with GP but in the end money talks.
The other target could be Ulloa,provided he is up and running and a valuation here is difficult, I would guess 3m,be interesting to hear others views.
Regarding Mc Court of Barnsley he is the best player I have seen down here but a good friend who supports Celtic said his skills were exceptional but not consistent and a bit injury prone and could not get into first team,however I would love us to get this guy who would add some attacking flair to our often one dimensional midfield.
Lots of speculation again and I am pretty sure a move will be on the cards come January and I suspect GP will make a bid. Also GP has contact with the Brighton players when he wants and I am sure Liam has already been sounded out. As to value I reckon 3.75m will be close.Remains to be seen if Brighton want to do business with GP but in the end money talks. The other target could be Ulloa,provided he is up and running and a valuation here is difficult, I would guess 3m,be interesting to hear others views. Regarding Mc Court of Barnsley he is the best player I have seen down here but a good friend who supports Celtic said his skills were exceptional but not consistent and a bit injury prone and could not get into first team,however I would love us to get this guy who would add some attacking flair to our often one dimensional midfield. Neville

5:29pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Neville wrote:
Lots of speculation again and I am pretty sure a move will be on the cards come January and I suspect GP will make a bid. Also GP has contact with the Brighton players when he wants and I am sure Liam has already been sounded out. As to value I reckon 3.75m will be close.Remains to be seen if Brighton want to do business with GP but in the end money talks.
The other target could be Ulloa,provided he is up and running and a valuation here is difficult, I would guess 3m,be interesting to hear others views.
Regarding Mc Court of Barnsley he is the best player I have seen down here but a good friend who supports Celtic said his skills were exceptional but not consistent and a bit injury prone and could not get into first team,however I would love us to get this guy who would add some attacking flair to our often one dimensional midfield.
I thought the club had already turned down an offer of £5m for Ulloa before the last window closed? Can't see us accepting a far lower sum just a few months later.

If the club find any evidence that Poyet has been in contact with Bridcutt regarding a possible move then watch that **** hit the fan!
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: Lots of speculation again and I am pretty sure a move will be on the cards come January and I suspect GP will make a bid. Also GP has contact with the Brighton players when he wants and I am sure Liam has already been sounded out. As to value I reckon 3.75m will be close.Remains to be seen if Brighton want to do business with GP but in the end money talks. The other target could be Ulloa,provided he is up and running and a valuation here is difficult, I would guess 3m,be interesting to hear others views. Regarding Mc Court of Barnsley he is the best player I have seen down here but a good friend who supports Celtic said his skills were exceptional but not consistent and a bit injury prone and could not get into first team,however I would love us to get this guy who would add some attacking flair to our often one dimensional midfield.[/p][/quote]I thought the club had already turned down an offer of £5m for Ulloa before the last window closed? Can't see us accepting a far lower sum just a few months later. If the club find any evidence that Poyet has been in contact with Bridcutt regarding a possible move then watch that **** hit the fan! Ex-pat Arnie

5:35pm Fri 6 Dec 13

saraman says...

AGT999 wrote:
I don't want to see him go but, if the right money is offered and Oscar can use it to strengthen the team, I'm not too worried. I think we have the obvious replacement in Ince who, due to his size, I think will end up being the better player. Remember, the first game that Bridders plays and Ince is dropped, we lose.
I was thinking along those lines AGT999. My gut feeling is that Liam does not figure in Oscar's plans too far into the future. It may be just coincidence, for I thought the same about Liam being in for Ince and we lose.

As much as I would be sad to see Liam leave, a very good price would temper that and the money used to strengthen elsewhere. With Ince coming on in leaps and bounds Liam's departure would not be met with such horror as it would have been in the summer of this year.

I'm sure Liam will be in the starting 11 tomorrow and will even more keen to impress in order to enhance his PL chances.
[quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: I don't want to see him go but, if the right money is offered and Oscar can use it to strengthen the team, I'm not too worried. I think we have the obvious replacement in Ince who, due to his size, I think will end up being the better player. Remember, the first game that Bridders plays and Ince is dropped, we lose.[/p][/quote]I was thinking along those lines AGT999. My gut feeling is that Liam does not figure in Oscar's plans too far into the future. It may be just coincidence, for I thought the same about Liam being in for Ince and we lose. As much as I would be sad to see Liam leave, a very good price would temper that and the money used to strengthen elsewhere. With Ince coming on in leaps and bounds Liam's departure would not be met with such horror as it would have been in the summer of this year. I'm sure Liam will be in the starting 11 tomorrow and will even more keen to impress in order to enhance his PL chances. saraman

5:57pm Fri 6 Dec 13

saraman says...

Another thought has just entered my head. I think that Liam is a luxury we can no longer afford because he was outstanding all the time the back four were performing heroics but of late they have been below par.

This in turn will put more pressue on Liam to sit even deeper and thus encourage the opposition to press further up. Liam was not groomed by Poet to be an attacking mid-fielder.

With Ince in instead of Liam he loves to go forward and assist the attack which in turn will ease the pressure on the back four.

I may be totally off my trolly with this one, but that is why I don't think too much effort to retain Liam will be made. Price permitting that is.
Another thought has just entered my head. I think that Liam is a luxury we can no longer afford because he was outstanding all the time the back four were performing heroics but of late they have been below par. This in turn will put more pressue on Liam to sit even deeper and thus encourage the opposition to press further up. Liam was not groomed by Poet to be an attacking mid-fielder. With Ince in instead of Liam he loves to go forward and assist the attack which in turn will ease the pressure on the back four. I may be totally off my trolly with this one, but that is why I don't think too much effort to retain Liam will be made. Price permitting that is. saraman

5:59pm Fri 6 Dec 13

To baldly go says...

Will be disapointed if Liam goes but as others have said we have Ince as a ready made replacement IF he signs a new deal! The next 4 weeks could prove decisive in how our season pans out, if we stall and are mid table come January, say 14/15 and 10 points or so off the play offs players will be looking to go I believe.
Barnes is yet to sign a deal, Bridcutt and Ulloa will be on the radar of a few clubs, Kuz is holding out to see what happens, Ince's deal also runs out end of season, maybe even LuaLua if he plays like he did before his op consistently will attract a bid, the loan players go back to respective clubs and our defence is close to needing a major overhaul due to age.
My personal hopes are we push on and are in the playoffs come January and all these players stay with us and help us to the promised land if not investment will have to come to keep us even where we are now.
2-1 Albion tomorrow and Tuesday will be forgotten. UTA
Will be disapointed if Liam goes but as others have said we have Ince as a ready made replacement IF he signs a new deal! The next 4 weeks could prove decisive in how our season pans out, if we stall and are mid table come January, say 14/15 and 10 points or so off the play offs players will be looking to go I believe. Barnes is yet to sign a deal, Bridcutt and Ulloa will be on the radar of a few clubs, Kuz is holding out to see what happens, Ince's deal also runs out end of season, maybe even LuaLua if he plays like he did before his op consistently will attract a bid, the loan players go back to respective clubs and our defence is close to needing a major overhaul due to age. My personal hopes are we push on and are in the playoffs come January and all these players stay with us and help us to the promised land if not investment will have to come to keep us even where we are now. 2-1 Albion tomorrow and Tuesday will be forgotten. UTA To baldly go

6:04pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Ex-pat Arnie says...

"Liam is a luxury we can no longer afford" is one of the more bizarre things I've read today.
"Liam is a luxury we can no longer afford" is one of the more bizarre things I've read today. Ex-pat Arnie

6:21pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Hovite says...

He won't be going in January, he has just come back from injury and is off the radar of potential Prem clubs. He needs to get playing again and have a strong end to the season with us to get noticed again.

Sunderland already have Ki doing a great job and has become a fans favourite so it isn't a walk into position for him.
He won't be going in January, he has just come back from injury and is off the radar of potential Prem clubs. He needs to get playing again and have a strong end to the season with us to get noticed again. Sunderland already have Ki doing a great job and has become a fans favourite so it isn't a walk into position for him. Hovite

6:37pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Ringmer Rich says...

Bridders will leave at some point, but he won't sign for relegation fodder palace or sunderland.
Bridders will leave at some point, but he won't sign for relegation fodder palace or sunderland. Ringmer Rich

6:44pm Fri 6 Dec 13

saraman says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
"Liam is a luxury we can no longer afford" is one of the more bizarre things I've read today.
I can understand your bemusement at my quote of ''luxury'' Arnie and have no bones to pick with you. I'm sure that I did not convey my thoughts as well as I could have. What I intended to say is that as Liam is coming back to fitness Oscar will almost be oblidged to play him instead of Ince which unfortunately does not fit into the pattern of play that has been adopted thus far.

As good as Liam is, he is not in the same mould as say Gerrard where he can control the midfield and also go forward with a turn of speed to assist the attack. We need that attacking midfielder to assist the attack and score goals to get us promoted. My trenchant thoughts are that Liam is not that player, whereas Ince is. Therefore Liam is a ''luxury''
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: "Liam is a luxury we can no longer afford" is one of the more bizarre things I've read today.[/p][/quote]I can understand your bemusement at my quote of ''luxury'' Arnie and have no bones to pick with you. I'm sure that I did not convey my thoughts as well as I could have. What I intended to say is that as Liam is coming back to fitness Oscar will almost be oblidged to play him instead of Ince which unfortunately does not fit into the pattern of play that has been adopted thus far. As good as Liam is, he is not in the same mould as say Gerrard where he can control the midfield and also go forward with a turn of speed to assist the attack. We need that attacking midfielder to assist the attack and score goals to get us promoted. My trenchant thoughts are that Liam is not that player, whereas Ince is. Therefore Liam is a ''luxury'' saraman

7:05pm Fri 6 Dec 13

sussexram40 says...

Almost certain GP is taking him to Sunderland in January - along with Leo Ulloa it would seem.
Almost certain GP is taking him to Sunderland in January - along with Leo Ulloa it would seem. sussexram40

7:16pm Fri 6 Dec 13

ringtone says...

Ringmer Rich wrote:
Bridders will leave at some point, but he won't sign for relegation fodder palace or sunderland.
You heard it hear first

The man with the inside track.

What a Salad.
[quote][p][bold]Ringmer Rich[/bold] wrote: Bridders will leave at some point, but he won't sign for relegation fodder palace or sunderland.[/p][/quote]You heard it hear first The man with the inside track. What a Salad. ringtone

7:37pm Fri 6 Dec 13

ringtone says...

mikeygit wrote:
Yes I think we can expect an offer for Liam in January---5m should be the minimum---but for him to choose Sunderland Fulham or Palace would be a big risk as all three do stand a chance of being with us next season---so Liam think wisely if you want to play in the Premiership for more than a few months!!
He is not as good as some of you think.

Just a water carrier, fetching the ball and then giving to the more gifted players.

Ince looks a million times better.

UTA. I reckon we are gonna win 6-0 tomorrow (the Albion not Palace)
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Yes I think we can expect an offer for Liam in January---5m should be the minimum---but for him to choose Sunderland Fulham or Palace would be a big risk as all three do stand a chance of being with us next season---so Liam think wisely if you want to play in the Premiership for more than a few months!![/p][/quote]He is not as good as some of you think. Just a water carrier, fetching the ball and then giving to the more gifted players. Ince looks a million times better. UTA. I reckon we are gonna win 6-0 tomorrow (the Albion not Palace) ringtone

8:06pm Fri 6 Dec 13

SeagullOverSelsey says...

saraman wrote:
Another thought has just entered my head. I think that Liam is a luxury we can no longer afford because he was outstanding all the time the back four were performing heroics but of late they have been below par.

This in turn will put more pressue on Liam to sit even deeper and thus encourage the opposition to press further up. Liam was not groomed by Poet to be an attacking mid-fielder.

With Ince in instead of Liam he loves to go forward and assist the attack which in turn will ease the pressure on the back four.

I may be totally off my trolly with this one, but that is why I don't think too much effort to retain Liam will be made. Price permitting that is.
Saraman you're totally ON your trolley on this one-couldn't agree with you more on this one.i think Ince has more potential.also has a better physique-taller etc.liam,s transfer fee could be spent on recruiting another quality striker.
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: Another thought has just entered my head. I think that Liam is a luxury we can no longer afford because he was outstanding all the time the back four were performing heroics but of late they have been below par. This in turn will put more pressue on Liam to sit even deeper and thus encourage the opposition to press further up. Liam was not groomed by Poet to be an attacking mid-fielder. With Ince in instead of Liam he loves to go forward and assist the attack which in turn will ease the pressure on the back four. I may be totally off my trolly with this one, but that is why I don't think too much effort to retain Liam will be made. Price permitting that is.[/p][/quote]Saraman you're totally ON your trolley on this one-couldn't agree with you more on this one.i think Ince has more potential.also has a better physique-taller etc.liam,s transfer fee could be spent on recruiting another quality striker. SeagullOverSelsey

8:19pm Fri 6 Dec 13

sussexram40 says...

The armchair experts on here make me laugh sometimes.
The armchair experts on here make me laugh sometimes. sussexram40

8:33pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Ex-pat Arnie says...

sussexram40 wrote:
The armchair experts on here make me laugh sometimes.
How very ironic...
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: The armchair experts on here make me laugh sometimes.[/p][/quote]How very ironic... Ex-pat Arnie

9:04pm Fri 6 Dec 13

albion64 says...

tonypulis wrote:
We'll try again in Jan. This time we'll add a couple of hundred quid and throw in a tracksuit.
You are heading one way fella and that's down. Remember Bridcutt wants to play for a premier league club. You aint gonna be one for long enough. Go back to your embarrassment of a ground, but mind what you step in. Aim for the has been players you can afford, like Stephen Jobbie.
[quote][p][bold]tonypulis[/bold] wrote: We'll try again in Jan. This time we'll add a couple of hundred quid and throw in a tracksuit.[/p][/quote]You are heading one way fella and that's down. Remember Bridcutt wants to play for a premier league club. You aint gonna be one for long enough. Go back to your embarrassment of a ground, but mind what you step in. Aim for the has been players you can afford, like Stephen Jobbie. albion64

9:05pm Fri 6 Dec 13

albion64 says...

tonypulis wrote:
Thewithdeanyears wrote:
He's a cert to go to Sunderland, palace or Fulham as they all can offer more money even if relegated according to insiders, once again blooms lack of ambition is allowing our better players/ managers to look elsewhere. I just wish our leaders would realise that they need to dig deeper, the job wasn't finished with the stadium being built.
Palace showed their ambition by giving me the job. Admittedly I wasn't their first choice, but nobody wanted the poisoned chalice so beggers can't be choosers. Liam would be ideal for us but I guess his personal ambition is greater than ours. Struggling for premiership survival isn't much fun and I have no wish to turn a quality midfielder into an anonymous no hoper. Liam is better than that and he knows it.
Tony Pulis is the biggest joke in football, sorry rugby.
[quote][p][bold]tonypulis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thewithdeanyears[/bold] wrote: He's a cert to go to Sunderland, palace or Fulham as they all can offer more money even if relegated according to insiders, once again blooms lack of ambition is allowing our better players/ managers to look elsewhere. I just wish our leaders would realise that they need to dig deeper, the job wasn't finished with the stadium being built.[/p][/quote]Palace showed their ambition by giving me the job. Admittedly I wasn't their first choice, but nobody wanted the poisoned chalice so beggers can't be choosers. Liam would be ideal for us but I guess his personal ambition is greater than ours. Struggling for premiership survival isn't much fun and I have no wish to turn a quality midfielder into an anonymous no hoper. Liam is better than that and he knows it.[/p][/quote]Tony Pulis is the biggest joke in football, sorry rugby. albion64

9:14pm Fri 6 Dec 13

ringtone says...

albion64 wrote:
tonypulis wrote:
Thewithdeanyears wrote:
He's a cert to go to Sunderland, palace or Fulham as they all can offer more money even if relegated according to insiders, once again blooms lack of ambition is allowing our better players/ managers to look elsewhere. I just wish our leaders would realise that they need to dig deeper, the job wasn't finished with the stadium being built.
Palace showed their ambition by giving me the job. Admittedly I wasn't their first choice, but nobody wanted the poisoned chalice so beggers can't be choosers. Liam would be ideal for us but I guess his personal ambition is greater than ours. Struggling for premiership survival isn't much fun and I have no wish to turn a quality midfielder into an anonymous no hoper. Liam is better than that and he knows it.
Tony Pulis is the biggest joke in football, sorry rugby.
So Tony, how do you think Palace will fare against the mighty Cardiff tomorrow?

Will it be all out attack or will you park the caravan in an attempt to gain a creditable 0-0 draw?
[quote][p][bold]albion64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tonypulis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thewithdeanyears[/bold] wrote: He's a cert to go to Sunderland, palace or Fulham as they all can offer more money even if relegated according to insiders, once again blooms lack of ambition is allowing our better players/ managers to look elsewhere. I just wish our leaders would realise that they need to dig deeper, the job wasn't finished with the stadium being built.[/p][/quote]Palace showed their ambition by giving me the job. Admittedly I wasn't their first choice, but nobody wanted the poisoned chalice so beggers can't be choosers. Liam would be ideal for us but I guess his personal ambition is greater than ours. Struggling for premiership survival isn't much fun and I have no wish to turn a quality midfielder into an anonymous no hoper. Liam is better than that and he knows it.[/p][/quote]Tony Pulis is the biggest joke in football, sorry rugby.[/p][/quote]So Tony, how do you think Palace will fare against the mighty Cardiff tomorrow? Will it be all out attack or will you park the caravan in an attempt to gain a creditable 0-0 draw? ringtone

9:48pm Fri 6 Dec 13

tonypulis says...

Park the caravan? The travelling community are a valued section of the Palace faithful support. However, I do expect the crowd to be slightly down on last week as a large section of them have gone to Shropshire and the Forest of Dean for Christmas. In terms of the match I will park everything in front of the goal as long as I get at least a point. Good luck Brighton against Leicester tomorrow. I can see an improved Albion performance from Tuesdays debacle and three points in the bag. I gave Oscar Garcia all my top tips on how to win this particular match and so if he ignores them you should be OK.
Park the caravan? The travelling community are a valued section of the Palace faithful support. However, I do expect the crowd to be slightly down on last week as a large section of them have gone to Shropshire and the Forest of Dean for Christmas. In terms of the match I will park everything in front of the goal as long as I get at least a point. Good luck Brighton against Leicester tomorrow. I can see an improved Albion performance from Tuesdays debacle and three points in the bag. I gave Oscar Garcia all my top tips on how to win this particular match and so if he ignores them you should be OK. tonypulis

10:33pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Ringmer Rich says...

ringtone wrote:
Ringmer Rich wrote:
Bridders will leave at some point, but he won't sign for relegation fodder palace or sunderland.
You heard it hear first

The man with the inside track.

What a Salad.
****. From all your previous postings it's blatantly obvious you know nothing about football. Sad little man. Go and spew your festering bile elsewhere.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ringmer Rich[/bold] wrote: Bridders will leave at some point, but he won't sign for relegation fodder palace or sunderland.[/p][/quote]You heard it hear first The man with the inside track. What a Salad.[/p][/quote]****. From all your previous postings it's blatantly obvious you know nothing about football. Sad little man. Go and spew your festering bile elsewhere. Ringmer Rich

11:03pm Fri 6 Dec 13

pte says...

Be in no doubt, relegation fodder or not Liam's decision who to join will be based mainly on the size of the contract. Doesn't matter if they get relegated if he is on better wages.

A move to Sunderland will be a great move because I think Sunderland will finish well up the table
Be in no doubt, relegation fodder or not Liam's decision who to join will be based mainly on the size of the contract. Doesn't matter if they get relegated if he is on better wages. A move to Sunderland will be a great move because I think Sunderland will finish well up the table pte

12:56am Sat 7 Dec 13

Ringmer Rich says...

pte wrote:
Be in no doubt, relegation fodder or not Liam's decision who to join will be based mainly on the size of the contract. Doesn't matter if they get relegated if he is on better wages.

A move to Sunderland will be a great move because I think Sunderland will finish well up the table
I have to disagree about the mackems final position, but yes I agree that his decision will be based on finances, only I think you'll be surprised by the amount of interest that will come his way in January
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: Be in no doubt, relegation fodder or not Liam's decision who to join will be based mainly on the size of the contract. Doesn't matter if they get relegated if he is on better wages. A move to Sunderland will be a great move because I think Sunderland will finish well up the table[/p][/quote]I have to disagree about the mackems final position, but yes I agree that his decision will be based on finances, only I think you'll be surprised by the amount of interest that will come his way in January Ringmer Rich

12:10pm Sat 7 Dec 13

tinker111 says...

Good luck Bridders & Ojo you will be better off under GUS sadly until real money comes into this club it will be a selling one when possible (not often).
Good luck Bridders & Ojo you will be better off under GUS sadly until real money comes into this club it will be a selling one when possible (not often). tinker111

12:38pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Captain Haddock says...

Thewithdeanyears wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote: "according to insiders" - you crack me up, Thesmellhurstsmears, you really do :-) It's almost as if those clubs will have massive parachute payments to help pay inflated wages! Realistically he won't get to the Prem with us before a big enough offer comes in, so accept £5m and spend it wisely. Everyone's a winner.
You may laugh, a mate of a mate lives next door to a big name in the game who knows everything worth knowing in the football world, he reckons it's nailed on and much less than 5 million. Rumours this big name has been lined up to be director of football and stand in manager if Oscar goes as well. I won't say who but it's a well known ex top flight manager.
No it's not and no he's not. A mate of a mate's neighbour? How embarrassing!!
[quote][p][bold]Thewithdeanyears[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: "according to insiders" - you crack me up, Thesmellhurstsmears, you really do :-) It's almost as if those clubs will have massive parachute payments to help pay inflated wages! Realistically he won't get to the Prem with us before a big enough offer comes in, so accept £5m and spend it wisely. Everyone's a winner.[/p][/quote]You may laugh, a mate of a mate lives next door to a big name in the game who knows everything worth knowing in the football world, he reckons it's nailed on and much less than 5 million. Rumours this big name has been lined up to be director of football and stand in manager if Oscar goes as well. I won't say who but it's a well known ex top flight manager.[/p][/quote]No it's not and no he's not. A mate of a mate's neighbour? How embarrassing!! Captain Haddock

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