Albion on collision course with old boss Adams, Crawley could face Swansea

The Argus: Micky Adams Micky Adams

Albion could be heading for a reunion with former manager Micky Adams in the FA Cup.

The Seagulls have been drawn away to Adams' Port Vale or Plymouth Argyle in the fourth round on January 25 or 26.

Vale were held 2-2 at home by Plymouth today after leading 2-0 and now face a replay in Devon the week after next.

Crawley have the incentive of a possible home tie against Premier League Swansea if they get past Bristol Rovers in their delayed second round tie and then win at Birmingham.

Swansea stunned Manchester United with a 2-1 win at Old Trafford in the fourth round today.

 

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2:21pm Sun 5 Jan 14

fratsomrover says...

If you dont get a home draw or a big Prem side, then you hope for a winnable tie against lower opposition and this is eminently winnable. Here's looking forward to Round 5.
If you dont get a home draw or a big Prem side, then you hope for a winnable tie against lower opposition and this is eminently winnable. Here's looking forward to Round 5. fratsomrover

2:22pm Sun 5 Jan 14

mark by the sea says...

Going back the stone age with adams ! Hoof and chase! Won't be easy , but last 16 beckons .
Going back the stone age with adams ! Hoof and chase! Won't be easy , but last 16 beckons . mark by the sea

2:22pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Gardenboy says...

The worst draw of all for the Albion :o(" Not much of an incentive for away fans to make the journey!
The worst draw of all for the Albion :o(" Not much of an incentive for away fans to make the journey! Gardenboy

2:46pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Clean Sheet says...

Quite a winnable match either Vale or Plymouth, as long as we are not complacent.
Quite a winnable match either Vale or Plymouth, as long as we are not complacent. Clean Sheet

2:53pm Sun 5 Jan 14

impose our game gull says...

fratsomrover wrote:
If you dont get a home draw or a big Prem side, then you hope for a winnable tie against lower opposition and this is eminently winnable. Here's looking forward to Round 5.
or going out of the competition. A "win" either way. Cup runs often damaging for Championship sides with hopes for promotion, of which of course, we are very much one. Great that we can make 8 changes, blood or bring back players and still completely dominate another Championship side when we play broadly without nerves or pressure. Next step.... "consistent performance under pressure"

UTA!!
[quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: If you dont get a home draw or a big Prem side, then you hope for a winnable tie against lower opposition and this is eminently winnable. Here's looking forward to Round 5.[/p][/quote]or going out of the competition. A "win" either way. Cup runs often damaging for Championship sides with hopes for promotion, of which of course, we are very much one. Great that we can make 8 changes, blood or bring back players and still completely dominate another Championship side when we play broadly without nerves or pressure. Next step.... "consistent performance under pressure" UTA!! impose our game gull

3:07pm Sun 5 Jan 14

sussexram40 says...

Heard Bridcutt has been seen at the stadium of light this afternoon.
Heard Bridcutt has been seen at the stadium of light this afternoon. sussexram40

3:34pm Sun 5 Jan 14

The Phantom says...

The draw is fine - an away match against a lower league club is what the cup is all about. A good opportunity to reach the last 16 and certainly of more interest than if the fixture had been at The Amex. If we get through this round we are only a couple of games from a Wembley semi final (much as I had that concept). Hope it is Port Vale - for all his route one footballing style, Adams did do a fantastic job at the Albion first time around.
The draw is fine - an away match against a lower league club is what the cup is all about. A good opportunity to reach the last 16 and certainly of more interest than if the fixture had been at The Amex. If we get through this round we are only a couple of games from a Wembley semi final (much as I had that concept). Hope it is Port Vale - for all his route one footballing style, Adams did do a fantastic job at the Albion first time around. The Phantom

4:12pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Gee Jay says...

Mickey Adams will be pleased, however, this is not going to be much of a money-spinner.
What are the odds for getting Sunderland in the next round? (if we get past Vale). Now that WOULD fill the Amex!
Mickey Adams will be pleased, however, this is not going to be much of a money-spinner. What are the odds for getting Sunderland in the next round? (if we get past Vale). Now that WOULD fill the Amex! Gee Jay

4:18pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Conelli98 says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Heard Bridcutt has been seen at the stadium of light this afternoon.
I heard I was good looking...but is it true?
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: Heard Bridcutt has been seen at the stadium of light this afternoon.[/p][/quote]I heard I was good looking...but is it true? Conelli98

4:26pm Sun 5 Jan 14

mark by the sea says...

Waiting for more Nathan Jones "FA quotes" and how he and adams are best mates! I hope we hear more from OG this year!
Waiting for more Nathan Jones "FA quotes" and how he and adams are best mates! I hope we hear more from OG this year! mark by the sea

4:39pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Steveg1958 says...

Can we hear what OG thought for once please. ?
Can we hear what OG thought for once please. ? Steveg1958

4:47pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Chi Gull says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Heard Bridcutt has been seen at the stadium of light this afternoon.
Clearly eyeing up a move to Carlisle then ?
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: Heard Bridcutt has been seen at the stadium of light this afternoon.[/p][/quote]Clearly eyeing up a move to Carlisle then ? Chi Gull

5:01pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Bob! says...

2-2 between Port Vale & Plymouth today>
What is Plymouths pitch like, will they get a replay on in time for a 4th round date on the 25th?
We could still be at home to dirtyLeeds on 25th Jan in the Championship!
2-2 between Port Vale & Plymouth today> What is Plymouths pitch like, will they get a replay on in time for a 4th round date on the 25th? We could still be at home to dirtyLeeds on 25th Jan in the Championship! Bob!

5:17pm Sun 5 Jan 14

str8outtaDC says...

As long as we are doing well i'm not bothered how much we hear from Oscar. Everyone was complaining last year that we had a manager that was making ill-judged remarks in the media. Now people complain we've got a guy who doesn't say much.
As long as we are doing well i'm not bothered how much we hear from Oscar. Everyone was complaining last year that we had a manager that was making ill-judged remarks in the media. Now people complain we've got a guy who doesn't say much. str8outtaDC

5:34pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Gee Jay says...

The fact that Ocar leaves much of the quotes and interviews to Nathan is probably because he does not feel fully comfortable with his English.
What would most of us do if we were in a similar position (say, in Spain)coaching a team and having to deal with the press, but we had a right hand man who was willing to take on some of these duties?
Ole
The fact that Ocar leaves much of the quotes and interviews to Nathan is probably because he does not feel fully comfortable with his English. What would most of us do if we were in a similar position (say, in Spain)coaching a team and having to deal with the press, but we had a right hand man who was willing to take on some of these duties? Ole Gee Jay

5:48pm Sun 5 Jan 14

sussexram40 says...

Gee Jay wrote:
The fact that Ocar leaves much of the quotes and interviews to Nathan is probably because he does not feel fully comfortable with his English.
What would most of us do if we were in a similar position (say, in Spain)coaching a team and having to deal with the press, but we had a right hand man who was willing to take on some of these duties?
Ole
How can a man manage an English club with majority of English players if he hasn't even mastered the language?
It's all about communication.
I see Gus had a good win today in the cup.
[quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] wrote: The fact that Ocar leaves much of the quotes and interviews to Nathan is probably because he does not feel fully comfortable with his English. What would most of us do if we were in a similar position (say, in Spain)coaching a team and having to deal with the press, but we had a right hand man who was willing to take on some of these duties? Ole[/p][/quote]How can a man manage an English club with majority of English players if he hasn't even mastered the language? It's all about communication. I see Gus had a good win today in the cup. sussexram40

5:55pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Hovite says...

Happy to let Oscar do his talking in training and on the pitch so no complaints from me. He does an interview once a week anyway and managers only state the bleedin obvious week in week out so there is nothing to gain from it.

Jones does a good job by the way.
Happy to let Oscar do his talking in training and on the pitch so no complaints from me. He does an interview once a week anyway and managers only state the bleedin obvious week in week out so there is nothing to gain from it. Jones does a good job by the way. Hovite

5:59pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Baldseagull says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Waiting for more Nathan Jones "FA quotes" and how he and adams are best mates! I hope we hear more from OG this year!
I think Adams lost some of the love for Jones during that game at Yeovil, when Jones acted as if he had been struck in the face to get Anyinsah sent off.
More likely to be Adams employing the odd dirty trick to get an advantage this time, if we meet Port Vale.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Waiting for more Nathan Jones "FA quotes" and how he and adams are best mates! I hope we hear more from OG this year![/p][/quote]I think Adams lost some of the love for Jones during that game at Yeovil, when Jones acted as if he had been struck in the face to get Anyinsah sent off. More likely to be Adams employing the odd dirty trick to get an advantage this time, if we meet Port Vale. Baldseagull

6:01pm Sun 5 Jan 14

tug509 says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Gee Jay wrote:
The fact that Ocar leaves much of the quotes and interviews to Nathan is probably because he does not feel fully comfortable with his English.
What would most of us do if we were in a similar position (say, in Spain)coaching a team and having to deal with the press, but we had a right hand man who was willing to take on some of these duties?
Ole
How can a man manage an English club with majority of English players if he hasn't even mastered the language?
It's all about communication.
I see Gus had a good win today in the cup.
Ask Southampton !. They seem to be doing pretty good.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] wrote: The fact that Ocar leaves much of the quotes and interviews to Nathan is probably because he does not feel fully comfortable with his English. What would most of us do if we were in a similar position (say, in Spain)coaching a team and having to deal with the press, but we had a right hand man who was willing to take on some of these duties? Ole[/p][/quote]How can a man manage an English club with majority of English players if he hasn't even mastered the language? It's all about communication. I see Gus had a good win today in the cup.[/p][/quote]Ask Southampton !. They seem to be doing pretty good. tug509

6:07pm Sun 5 Jan 14

tug509 says...

I hope we play Plymouth ,nothing against MA ,but The Pilgrims could use the money from the tie ,and we have a good comradery with their supporters ,so an all round good day out !. UTA
I hope we play Plymouth ,nothing against MA ,but The Pilgrims could use the money from the tie ,and we have a good comradery with their supporters ,so an all round good day out !. UTA tug509

6:25pm Sun 5 Jan 14

john newman says...

Gus 'good win in the cup' It was Carlisle at home!! Hardly think it is manager of the month stuff
Gus 'good win in the cup' It was Carlisle at home!! Hardly think it is manager of the month stuff john newman

6:40pm Sun 5 Jan 14

bbb1969 says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Gee Jay wrote:
The fact that Ocar leaves much of the quotes and interviews to Nathan is probably because he does not feel fully comfortable with his English.
What would most of us do if we were in a similar position (say, in Spain)coaching a team and having to deal with the press, but we had a right hand man who was willing to take on some of these duties?
Ole
How can a man manage an English club with majority of English players if he hasn't even mastered the language?
It's all about communication.
I see Gus had a good win today in the cup.
Ask the Southampton manager he seems to be doing ok and can't speak one word of English. No wait; he can say Goal.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] wrote: The fact that Ocar leaves much of the quotes and interviews to Nathan is probably because he does not feel fully comfortable with his English. What would most of us do if we were in a similar position (say, in Spain)coaching a team and having to deal with the press, but we had a right hand man who was willing to take on some of these duties? Ole[/p][/quote]How can a man manage an English club with majority of English players if he hasn't even mastered the language? It's all about communication. I see Gus had a good win today in the cup.[/p][/quote]Ask the Southampton manager he seems to be doing ok and can't speak one word of English. No wait; he can say Goal. bbb1969

6:45pm Sun 5 Jan 14

bbb1969 says...

bbb1969 wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
Gee Jay wrote:
The fact that Ocar leaves much of the quotes and interviews to Nathan is probably because he does not feel fully comfortable with his English.
What would most of us do if we were in a similar position (say, in Spain)coaching a team and having to deal with the press, but we had a right hand man who was willing to take on some of these duties?
Ole
How can a man manage an English club with majority of English players if he hasn't even mastered the language?
It's all about communication.
I see Gus had a good win today in the cup.
Ask the Southampton manager he seems to be doing ok and can't speak one word of English. No wait; he can say Goal.
Sorry just seen Tugs post. I was also going to say the Ipswich players do ok understanding Mick Mcarthy so it could be worse tha knows.
[quote][p][bold]bbb1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] wrote: The fact that Ocar leaves much of the quotes and interviews to Nathan is probably because he does not feel fully comfortable with his English. What would most of us do if we were in a similar position (say, in Spain)coaching a team and having to deal with the press, but we had a right hand man who was willing to take on some of these duties? Ole[/p][/quote]How can a man manage an English club with majority of English players if he hasn't even mastered the language? It's all about communication. I see Gus had a good win today in the cup.[/p][/quote]Ask the Southampton manager he seems to be doing ok and can't speak one word of English. No wait; he can say Goal.[/p][/quote]Sorry just seen Tugs post. I was also going to say the Ipswich players do ok understanding Mick Mcarthy so it could be worse tha knows. bbb1969

7:18pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Waiting for more Nathan Jones "FA quotes" and how he and adams are best mates! I hope we hear more from OG this year!
Why does it matter? OG is a coach... why should he also be club spokesman? As Hovite says, you know exactly what they're going to say anyway, there will be no insights, so as long as OG keeps doing his job of making us a better team I don't mind if he chooses never to speak again :-)
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Waiting for more Nathan Jones "FA quotes" and how he and adams are best mates! I hope we hear more from OG this year![/p][/quote]Why does it matter? OG is a coach... why should he also be club spokesman? As Hovite says, you know exactly what they're going to say anyway, there will be no insights, so as long as OG keeps doing his job of making us a better team I don't mind if he chooses never to speak again :-) Ex-pat Arnie

10:26pm Sun 5 Jan 14

OldGull says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Gee Jay wrote:
The fact that Ocar leaves much of the quotes and interviews to Nathan is probably because he does not feel fully comfortable with his English.
What would most of us do if we were in a similar position (say, in Spain)coaching a team and having to deal with the press, but we had a right hand man who was willing to take on some of these duties?
Ole
How can a man manage an English club with majority of English players if he hasn't even mastered the language?
It's all about communication.
I see Gus had a good win today in the cup.
Strange! You comment on here and you clearly have not mastered the language.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] wrote: The fact that Ocar leaves much of the quotes and interviews to Nathan is probably because he does not feel fully comfortable with his English. What would most of us do if we were in a similar position (say, in Spain)coaching a team and having to deal with the press, but we had a right hand man who was willing to take on some of these duties? Ole[/p][/quote]How can a man manage an English club with majority of English players if he hasn't even mastered the language? It's all about communication. I see Gus had a good win today in the cup.[/p][/quote]Strange! You comment on here and you clearly have not mastered the language. OldGull

10:27pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Alfie T says...

Sky sports reporting Bridcutts move to Sunderland to be completed by Tuesday, looks like reality now, hope it's big money.
Sky sports reporting Bridcutts move to Sunderland to be completed by Tuesday, looks like reality now, hope it's big money. Alfie T

11:17pm Sun 5 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Easier to comment on here late in your evening, that way I don't have to put up with a fool telling me that I am driving good people away from this site.

Bridcutt will be gone tomorrow, we all know that now, and I doubt we will be told the numbers but anything over three million will be a bonus. I would have liked more but a bidding war didn't get going. The dual bid for Bridders and Buckley was a smoke screen IMHO, Sunderland will pay for one what they offered for two, but the other half of this deal is injured, the half they were ever going to buy unless our club had suddenly gone mental and accepted a bad offer.

I think Barnes will either go in this window or as a free agent come the end of this season, I just don't see him signing a new deal, if he really wanted to stay he would have signed by now. If Barnes had a thought that Bridders would go thus making cash available for us to get a striker in, he might just wait and see what the suits do. If we don't make a move for a striker then he might hang around for the rest of the year, but if the suits do make a move, he just might slap in a written transfer request.

I would like to think the club will offer Ince a new deal very soon, before this window closes, but I am not 100% sure that he will take it too quickly, he might wait for the end of the year and see if any other clubs better the offer. I had thought that maybe Blackpool would come for him, what with the family connection, but I don't see Ince senior keeping his job so perhaps that threat is off the table. I wouldn't bet against a prem club offering him a deal, if he is a free agent, put him in their development squad on a two year deal, but I doubt any would want to pay money this year, maybe one for next year.

We had a good FA Cup win, and the next round looks winnable. Good to see that Oscar was prepared to let some of the back up lads take on Reading. I am expecting Oscar to pretty much the same for the fourth round but after that it gets serious. There is good prize money to be had after the next round and the numbers get bigger for each round after, as will the opposition, if we progress the senior players will be back for the later rounds.

The talk of Brighton not being able to afford Conway is, IMHO, a smoke screen of our own. If you were looking to buy a car priced at ten thousand, would you tell the vendor that you have ten thousand in your pocket, or would you suggest that eight thousand is the best you can offer. The FFP will play a part in any purchase we try to make but that doesn't mean we are broke, I am very sure that the suits will do a deal, if one is there to be done, but the price will have to fit in with our financial plans.

I read of Blackburn being something like 164 million in debt and at first I thought wow, that's bad, but the bulk of that debt is owed to the owner. Brighton owe a total of about, 140 million, again with most of that being owed to Mr. Bloom, that kinda took the edge off of the Blackburn article.
Easier to comment on here late in your evening, that way I don't have to put up with a fool telling me that I am driving good people away from this site. Bridcutt will be gone tomorrow, we all know that now, and I doubt we will be told the numbers but anything over three million will be a bonus. I would have liked more but a bidding war didn't get going. The dual bid for Bridders and Buckley was a smoke screen IMHO, Sunderland will pay for one what they offered for two, but the other half of this deal is injured, the half they were ever going to buy unless our club had suddenly gone mental and accepted a bad offer. I think Barnes will either go in this window or as a free agent come the end of this season, I just don't see him signing a new deal, if he really wanted to stay he would have signed by now. If Barnes had a thought that Bridders would go thus making cash available for us to get a striker in, he might just wait and see what the suits do. If we don't make a move for a striker then he might hang around for the rest of the year, but if the suits do make a move, he just might slap in a written transfer request. I would like to think the club will offer Ince a new deal very soon, before this window closes, but I am not 100% sure that he will take it too quickly, he might wait for the end of the year and see if any other clubs better the offer. I had thought that maybe Blackpool would come for him, what with the family connection, but I don't see Ince senior keeping his job so perhaps that threat is off the table. I wouldn't bet against a prem club offering him a deal, if he is a free agent, put him in their development squad on a two year deal, but I doubt any would want to pay money this year, maybe one for next year. We had a good FA Cup win, and the next round looks winnable. Good to see that Oscar was prepared to let some of the back up lads take on Reading. I am expecting Oscar to pretty much the same for the fourth round but after that it gets serious. There is good prize money to be had after the next round and the numbers get bigger for each round after, as will the opposition, if we progress the senior players will be back for the later rounds. The talk of Brighton not being able to afford Conway is, IMHO, a smoke screen of our own. If you were looking to buy a car priced at ten thousand, would you tell the vendor that you have ten thousand in your pocket, or would you suggest that eight thousand is the best you can offer. The FFP will play a part in any purchase we try to make but that doesn't mean we are broke, I am very sure that the suits will do a deal, if one is there to be done, but the price will have to fit in with our financial plans. I read of Blackburn being something like 164 million in debt and at first I thought wow, that's bad, but the bulk of that debt is owed to the owner. Brighton owe a total of about, 140 million, again with most of that being owed to Mr. Bloom, that kinda took the edge off of the Blackburn article. VegasSeagull

12:15am Mon 6 Jan 14

Alfie T says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Easier to comment on here late in your evening, that way I don't have to put up with a fool telling me that I am driving good people away from this site.

Bridcutt will be gone tomorrow, we all know that now, and I doubt we will be told the numbers but anything over three million will be a bonus. I would have liked more but a bidding war didn't get going. The dual bid for Bridders and Buckley was a smoke screen IMHO, Sunderland will pay for one what they offered for two, but the other half of this deal is injured, the half they were ever going to buy unless our club had suddenly gone mental and accepted a bad offer.

I think Barnes will either go in this window or as a free agent come the end of this season, I just don't see him signing a new deal, if he really wanted to stay he would have signed by now. If Barnes had a thought that Bridders would go thus making cash available for us to get a striker in, he might just wait and see what the suits do. If we don't make a move for a striker then he might hang around for the rest of the year, but if the suits do make a move, he just might slap in a written transfer request.

I would like to think the club will offer Ince a new deal very soon, before this window closes, but I am not 100% sure that he will take it too quickly, he might wait for the end of the year and see if any other clubs better the offer. I had thought that maybe Blackpool would come for him, what with the family connection, but I don't see Ince senior keeping his job so perhaps that threat is off the table. I wouldn't bet against a prem club offering him a deal, if he is a free agent, put him in their development squad on a two year deal, but I doubt any would want to pay money this year, maybe one for next year.

We had a good FA Cup win, and the next round looks winnable. Good to see that Oscar was prepared to let some of the back up lads take on Reading. I am expecting Oscar to pretty much the same for the fourth round but after that it gets serious. There is good prize money to be had after the next round and the numbers get bigger for each round after, as will the opposition, if we progress the senior players will be back for the later rounds.

The talk of Brighton not being able to afford Conway is, IMHO, a smoke screen of our own. If you were looking to buy a car priced at ten thousand, would you tell the vendor that you have ten thousand in your pocket, or would you suggest that eight thousand is the best you can offer. The FFP will play a part in any purchase we try to make but that doesn't mean we are broke, I am very sure that the suits will do a deal, if one is there to be done, but the price will have to fit in with our financial plans.

I read of Blackburn being something like 164 million in debt and at first I thought wow, that's bad, but the bulk of that debt is owed to the owner. Brighton owe a total of about, 140 million, again with most of that being owed to Mr. Bloom, that kinda took the edge off of the Blackburn article.
Don't worry about the trolls on here, I'm sure you would have gone a long time ago if they had really bothered you.
I always stay to the end of the game to applaud the players off, and Bridders was the last off the pitch at the end of the Bournemouth game, it looked like he was saying goodbye, we'll miss him, has been a fantastic player for us.
Really hope we can get Ince to sign a long term deal, but with all young quality players, especially with his size and power, it doesn't take long for other clubs to notice them, so I'm not over confident that he will sign.

Football's a tough business these days and with greedy agents it's even tougher. There are other rumours of Oscar going back to Macabi for a player or two, and possibly to Barcelona.

I hope we keep Ince, add the developing March with Orlandi,Crofts,Kaz,W
ill and possibly another signing or two and we look half decent. I think Buckley will stay and hopefully Conway will sign. Good to see Dunk get 20 minutes against Reading, looked very comfortable, bit like having a new player in the squad.

Anyway keep posting Vegas, Happy New Year,UTA.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Easier to comment on here late in your evening, that way I don't have to put up with a fool telling me that I am driving good people away from this site. Bridcutt will be gone tomorrow, we all know that now, and I doubt we will be told the numbers but anything over three million will be a bonus. I would have liked more but a bidding war didn't get going. The dual bid for Bridders and Buckley was a smoke screen IMHO, Sunderland will pay for one what they offered for two, but the other half of this deal is injured, the half they were ever going to buy unless our club had suddenly gone mental and accepted a bad offer. I think Barnes will either go in this window or as a free agent come the end of this season, I just don't see him signing a new deal, if he really wanted to stay he would have signed by now. If Barnes had a thought that Bridders would go thus making cash available for us to get a striker in, he might just wait and see what the suits do. If we don't make a move for a striker then he might hang around for the rest of the year, but if the suits do make a move, he just might slap in a written transfer request. I would like to think the club will offer Ince a new deal very soon, before this window closes, but I am not 100% sure that he will take it too quickly, he might wait for the end of the year and see if any other clubs better the offer. I had thought that maybe Blackpool would come for him, what with the family connection, but I don't see Ince senior keeping his job so perhaps that threat is off the table. I wouldn't bet against a prem club offering him a deal, if he is a free agent, put him in their development squad on a two year deal, but I doubt any would want to pay money this year, maybe one for next year. We had a good FA Cup win, and the next round looks winnable. Good to see that Oscar was prepared to let some of the back up lads take on Reading. I am expecting Oscar to pretty much the same for the fourth round but after that it gets serious. There is good prize money to be had after the next round and the numbers get bigger for each round after, as will the opposition, if we progress the senior players will be back for the later rounds. The talk of Brighton not being able to afford Conway is, IMHO, a smoke screen of our own. If you were looking to buy a car priced at ten thousand, would you tell the vendor that you have ten thousand in your pocket, or would you suggest that eight thousand is the best you can offer. The FFP will play a part in any purchase we try to make but that doesn't mean we are broke, I am very sure that the suits will do a deal, if one is there to be done, but the price will have to fit in with our financial plans. I read of Blackburn being something like 164 million in debt and at first I thought wow, that's bad, but the bulk of that debt is owed to the owner. Brighton owe a total of about, 140 million, again with most of that being owed to Mr. Bloom, that kinda took the edge off of the Blackburn article.[/p][/quote]Don't worry about the trolls on here, I'm sure you would have gone a long time ago if they had really bothered you. I always stay to the end of the game to applaud the players off, and Bridders was the last off the pitch at the end of the Bournemouth game, it looked like he was saying goodbye, we'll miss him, has been a fantastic player for us. Really hope we can get Ince to sign a long term deal, but with all young quality players, especially with his size and power, it doesn't take long for other clubs to notice them, so I'm not over confident that he will sign. Football's a tough business these days and with greedy agents it's even tougher. There are other rumours of Oscar going back to Macabi for a player or two, and possibly to Barcelona. I hope we keep Ince, add the developing March with Orlandi,Crofts,Kaz,W ill and possibly another signing or two and we look half decent. I think Buckley will stay and hopefully Conway will sign. Good to see Dunk get 20 minutes against Reading, looked very comfortable, bit like having a new player in the squad. Anyway keep posting Vegas, Happy New Year,UTA. Alfie T

1:17am Mon 6 Jan 14

brighton1980 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Easier to comment on here late in your evening, that way I don't have to put up with a fool telling me that I am driving good people away from this site.

Bridcutt will be gone tomorrow, we all know that now, and I doubt we will be told the numbers but anything over three million will be a bonus. I would have liked more but a bidding war didn't get going. The dual bid for Bridders and Buckley was a smoke screen IMHO, Sunderland will pay for one what they offered for two, but the other half of this deal is injured, the half they were ever going to buy unless our club had suddenly gone mental and accepted a bad offer.

I think Barnes will either go in this window or as a free agent come the end of this season, I just don't see him signing a new deal, if he really wanted to stay he would have signed by now. If Barnes had a thought that Bridders would go thus making cash available for us to get a striker in, he might just wait and see what the suits do. If we don't make a move for a striker then he might hang around for the rest of the year, but if the suits do make a move, he just might slap in a written transfer request.

I would like to think the club will offer Ince a new deal very soon, before this window closes, but I am not 100% sure that he will take it too quickly, he might wait for the end of the year and see if any other clubs better the offer. I had thought that maybe Blackpool would come for him, what with the family connection, but I don't see Ince senior keeping his job so perhaps that threat is off the table. I wouldn't bet against a prem club offering him a deal, if he is a free agent, put him in their development squad on a two year deal, but I doubt any would want to pay money this year, maybe one for next year.

We had a good FA Cup win, and the next round looks winnable. Good to see that Oscar was prepared to let some of the back up lads take on Reading. I am expecting Oscar to pretty much the same for the fourth round but after that it gets serious. There is good prize money to be had after the next round and the numbers get bigger for each round after, as will the opposition, if we progress the senior players will be back for the later rounds.

The talk of Brighton not being able to afford Conway is, IMHO, a smoke screen of our own. If you were looking to buy a car priced at ten thousand, would you tell the vendor that you have ten thousand in your pocket, or would you suggest that eight thousand is the best you can offer. The FFP will play a part in any purchase we try to make but that doesn't mean we are broke, I am very sure that the suits will do a deal, if one is there to be done, but the price will have to fit in with our financial plans.

I read of Blackburn being something like 164 million in debt and at first I thought wow, that's bad, but the bulk of that debt is owed to the owner. Brighton owe a total of about, 140 million, again with most of that being owed to Mr. Bloom, that kinda took the edge off of the Blackburn article.
You'd be a fool to listen to the fools Vegas! Keep your opinions coming! I hear what you're saying about Ince. If a bigger club does come in for him towards the end of his contract he would do well to remember a certain John Bostock previously of the Croydon mob. Two years in Spurs' development squad killed him as a player. If Ince wants to hit the big time, what better preparation at his age than playing week in for a team that tries to play the right way? I'm forever the optimist.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Easier to comment on here late in your evening, that way I don't have to put up with a fool telling me that I am driving good people away from this site. Bridcutt will be gone tomorrow, we all know that now, and I doubt we will be told the numbers but anything over three million will be a bonus. I would have liked more but a bidding war didn't get going. The dual bid for Bridders and Buckley was a smoke screen IMHO, Sunderland will pay for one what they offered for two, but the other half of this deal is injured, the half they were ever going to buy unless our club had suddenly gone mental and accepted a bad offer. I think Barnes will either go in this window or as a free agent come the end of this season, I just don't see him signing a new deal, if he really wanted to stay he would have signed by now. If Barnes had a thought that Bridders would go thus making cash available for us to get a striker in, he might just wait and see what the suits do. If we don't make a move for a striker then he might hang around for the rest of the year, but if the suits do make a move, he just might slap in a written transfer request. I would like to think the club will offer Ince a new deal very soon, before this window closes, but I am not 100% sure that he will take it too quickly, he might wait for the end of the year and see if any other clubs better the offer. I had thought that maybe Blackpool would come for him, what with the family connection, but I don't see Ince senior keeping his job so perhaps that threat is off the table. I wouldn't bet against a prem club offering him a deal, if he is a free agent, put him in their development squad on a two year deal, but I doubt any would want to pay money this year, maybe one for next year. We had a good FA Cup win, and the next round looks winnable. Good to see that Oscar was prepared to let some of the back up lads take on Reading. I am expecting Oscar to pretty much the same for the fourth round but after that it gets serious. There is good prize money to be had after the next round and the numbers get bigger for each round after, as will the opposition, if we progress the senior players will be back for the later rounds. The talk of Brighton not being able to afford Conway is, IMHO, a smoke screen of our own. If you were looking to buy a car priced at ten thousand, would you tell the vendor that you have ten thousand in your pocket, or would you suggest that eight thousand is the best you can offer. The FFP will play a part in any purchase we try to make but that doesn't mean we are broke, I am very sure that the suits will do a deal, if one is there to be done, but the price will have to fit in with our financial plans. I read of Blackburn being something like 164 million in debt and at first I thought wow, that's bad, but the bulk of that debt is owed to the owner. Brighton owe a total of about, 140 million, again with most of that being owed to Mr. Bloom, that kinda took the edge off of the Blackburn article.[/p][/quote]You'd be a fool to listen to the fools Vegas! Keep your opinions coming! I hear what you're saying about Ince. If a bigger club does come in for him towards the end of his contract he would do well to remember a certain John Bostock previously of the Croydon mob. Two years in Spurs' development squad killed him as a player. If Ince wants to hit the big time, what better preparation at his age than playing week in for a team that tries to play the right way? I'm forever the optimist. brighton1980

1:32am Mon 6 Jan 14

brighton1980 says...

Speaking of optimism, no sign of ringpiece in the last few threads. Can we assume he has been blocked or found something more productive to do with his short time on this Earth...?
Speaking of optimism, no sign of ringpiece in the last few threads. Can we assume he has been blocked or found something more productive to do with his short time on this Earth...? brighton1980

3:59pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Gee Jay says...

I hope Ashley signs, but I take the point that he may well wait and see where he is in the 'pecking order' when CMS returns and if anyone else is signed.
Rohan must be kept if we are losing Liam, surely?
On the point Vegas made about the club's debt to T.B. are we sure that the Amex and the new Training Academy belong to the club? Perhaps Albion just lease them from T.B.
Anyone know?
I hope Ashley signs, but I take the point that he may well wait and see where he is in the 'pecking order' when CMS returns and if anyone else is signed. Rohan must be kept if we are losing Liam, surely? On the point Vegas made about the club's debt to T.B. are we sure that the Amex and the new Training Academy belong to the club? Perhaps Albion just lease them from T.B. Anyone know? Gee Jay

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