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Transfer window watch: Bridcutt makes transfer request.

The Argus: Liam Bridcutt, wants to leave Albion for Sunderland. Liam Bridcutt, wants to leave Albion for Sunderland.

Albion's reigning player of the season Liam Bridcutt has handed in a transfer request.

The Seagulls have refused to comment but an Argus source has confirmed Bridcutt handed in a request today.

The influential midfielder is desperate to link up again with his former manager Gus Poyet at Premier League strugglers Sunderland.

The Black Cats made a £2 million offer for Bridcutt at the beginning of the January transfer window.

Bridcutt has now made clear his wish for a move to the Stadium of Light.

He was one of the last players off the pitch and dwelt to applaud supporters chanting his name at the end of his last appearance for Albion in the 1-1 home draw against Bournemouth on New Year's Day.

Bridcutt was one of eight players left out of the side for Saturday's FA Cup win against Reading at The Amex.

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7:08pm Tue 7 Jan 14

falmer seagull says...

Let him go, Ince should be given a new contract quickly!
Let him go, Ince should be given a new contract quickly! falmer seagull
  • Score: 49

7:14pm Tue 7 Jan 14

BigRob1983 says...

It's almost irrelevant if he wants to leave the club it's now all about the transfer fee. Come on Gus, show a bit of class and pay us what he's worth. £5 million plus is what Liam's worth.

No room for sentimentality; get the dollar Tony and let's invest for the final push to the 'promised land.'
It's almost irrelevant if he wants to leave the club it's now all about the transfer fee. Come on Gus, show a bit of class and pay us what he's worth. £5 million plus is what Liam's worth. No room for sentimentality; get the dollar Tony and let's invest for the final push to the 'promised land.' BigRob1983
  • Score: 50

7:15pm Tue 7 Jan 14

JPsseagulls says...

Let him go, good servant but if he wants to move up in the world then we shouldn't stand in the way. As proven on Saturday we are perfectly fine without him. Take the money and spend it wisely Mr Bloom (hopefully around 3ml). Onwards and upwards UTA
Let him go, good servant but if he wants to move up in the world then we shouldn't stand in the way. As proven on Saturday we are perfectly fine without him. Take the money and spend it wisely Mr Bloom (hopefully around 3ml). Onwards and upwards UTA JPsseagulls
  • Score: 28

7:15pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Tonyuk175 says...

Think it's time but make sure we get good price and I'm sure Ince and solly Conway ( I hope) with Ulloa lua lua upson and chicken with tk in goal the future is bright the future is BRIGHTON UTA
Think it's time but make sure we get good price and I'm sure Ince and solly Conway ( I hope) with Ulloa lua lua upson and chicken with tk in goal the future is bright the future is BRIGHTON UTA Tonyuk175
  • Score: 20

7:16pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Beethoven says...

If that is what he wants, we have no need of an uncommitted player.
Just negotiate the highest fee plus a sell-on clause - and bid him farewell.

Let Ince step up to the plate
If that is what he wants, we have no need of an uncommitted player. Just negotiate the highest fee plus a sell-on clause - and bid him farewell. Let Ince step up to the plate Beethoven
  • Score: 32

7:17pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Well that blows my theory that he might stay and spurn the advances of a doomed premiership side look a bit daft!
Hey ho, Let him go, move on and use the money wisely. (Which I'm sure we'll do)
Well that blows my theory that he might stay and spurn the advances of a doomed premiership side look a bit daft! Hey ho, Let him go, move on and use the money wisely. (Which I'm sure we'll do) Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 13

7:17pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Neville says...

This has been going on for several weeks now and with the same agent as Poyet a move is now being forced ahead,I am sure GP,LB and the agent have worked out the plot to speed things up with the lowest price. Just hope the club get the valuation right.
LB has been consistently good but it is difficult to find a midfielder with a worse goal scoring record,still if you don't shoot you don't score.
This has been going on for several weeks now and with the same agent as Poyet a move is now being forced ahead,I am sure GP,LB and the agent have worked out the plot to speed things up with the lowest price. Just hope the club get the valuation right. LB has been consistently good but it is difficult to find a midfielder with a worse goal scoring record,still if you don't shoot you don't score. Neville
  • Score: 9

7:20pm Tue 7 Jan 14

MHubbs says...

Been waiting for this news all day, as it seemed inevitable. As commented though, we need the fair asking price before we can let him go. Given that Gus touted his talents as reason for a goodly fee (when selling). We should expect him to honour his opinion of the player and part with a goodly fee now tha he is buying.
Been waiting for this news all day, as it seemed inevitable. As commented though, we need the fair asking price before we can let him go. Given that Gus touted his talents as reason for a goodly fee (when selling). We should expect him to honour his opinion of the player and part with a goodly fee now tha he is buying. MHubbs
  • Score: 15

7:24pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

Like to say on record, I wish Bridcutt all the best for the future, super servant for this club. A footballers career is short, so one cannot blame him if he wants to earn more money. Just need the right price for him to leave, and not on the cheap. Onwards and Upwards. SEAGULLS!!
Like to say on record, I wish Bridcutt all the best for the future, super servant for this club. A footballers career is short, so one cannot blame him if he wants to earn more money. Just need the right price for him to leave, and not on the cheap. Onwards and Upwards. SEAGULLS!! Tony the tiger eastbourne
  • Score: 28

7:28pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Tonyuk175 says...

What will he go for 3 million

4-5 million

Over 5 ???

Hoping we hold out for 5 !!!
What will he go for 3 million 4-5 million Over 5 ??? Hoping we hold out for 5 !!! Tonyuk175
  • Score: 10

7:28pm Tue 7 Jan 14

mikeygit says...

BIG ROB---sure there will be NO sentimentality if Gus is involved!! Well I commented last Saturday--which the ARgus printed---´should we read more into Bridders omission from Sats team!! We MUST get the best possible price. I think most of us knew it was on the cards he was going to leave--just hope that is he goes to Sunderland it does not backfire and he ends up back with us in the Championship next season. We now wait to see what happens with Barnes!!?? Could be quite a clear out and hopefully some new fresh blood to replace them. So much for Jones saying we want to hold onto all our squad!! Interesting few days ahead. UTA
BIG ROB---sure there will be NO sentimentality if Gus is involved!! Well I commented last Saturday--which the ARgus printed---´should we read more into Bridders omission from Sats team!! We MUST get the best possible price. I think most of us knew it was on the cards he was going to leave--just hope that is he goes to Sunderland it does not backfire and he ends up back with us in the Championship next season. We now wait to see what happens with Barnes!!?? Could be quite a clear out and hopefully some new fresh blood to replace them. So much for Jones saying we want to hold onto all our squad!! Interesting few days ahead. UTA mikeygit
  • Score: -12

7:34pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Far gull says...

All said by others ref liam. Sign Ince up for 3 yrs and Andrews as cover,then let Oscar spend on who he wants within reason. Buckley and Barnes can go to if they are not truely commited to the cause. I happen to think Buckley has not been from the manner of his performances ,all season. Barnes has been ....well ... Barnes commited yes ..prolific......no. Still no disaster losing these guhs and go wishes and thanks for their efforts for the club. New players and current will take the club forward. Sense we will see Liam up against us soon. :-)
All said by others ref liam. Sign Ince up for 3 yrs and Andrews as cover,then let Oscar spend on who he wants within reason. Buckley and Barnes can go to if they are not truely commited to the cause. I happen to think Buckley has not been from the manner of his performances ,all season. Barnes has been ....well ... Barnes commited yes ..prolific......no. Still no disaster losing these guhs and go wishes and thanks for their efforts for the club. New players and current will take the club forward. Sense we will see Liam up against us soon. :-) Far gull
  • Score: 4

7:41pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

mikeygit wrote:
BIG ROB---sure there will be NO sentimentality if Gus is involved!! Well I commented last Saturday--which the ARgus printed---´should we read more into Bridders omission from Sats team!! We MUST get the best possible price. I think most of us knew it was on the cards he was going to leave--just hope that is he goes to Sunderland it does not backfire and he ends up back with us in the Championship next season. We now wait to see what happens with Barnes!!?? Could be quite a clear out and hopefully some new fresh blood to replace them. So much for Jones saying we want to hold onto all our squad!! Interesting few days ahead. UTA
"Back with us in the Championship next season"? If we play this right we'll be in the PL next year.
Also what Nathan has said still stands. Liam has only asked for a transfer although I admit it will be difficult to motivate/keep him now.
TB will do the right thing of that I'm sure. UTA
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: BIG ROB---sure there will be NO sentimentality if Gus is involved!! Well I commented last Saturday--which the ARgus printed---´should we read more into Bridders omission from Sats team!! We MUST get the best possible price. I think most of us knew it was on the cards he was going to leave--just hope that is he goes to Sunderland it does not backfire and he ends up back with us in the Championship next season. We now wait to see what happens with Barnes!!?? Could be quite a clear out and hopefully some new fresh blood to replace them. So much for Jones saying we want to hold onto all our squad!! Interesting few days ahead. UTA[/p][/quote]"Back with us in the Championship next season"? If we play this right we'll be in the PL next year. Also what Nathan has said still stands. Liam has only asked for a transfer although I admit it will be difficult to motivate/keep him now. TB will do the right thing of that I'm sure. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 6

7:42pm Tue 7 Jan 14

BHAFC_SHAUN says...

Not actually very happy with this news if its true. I can't see why he has felt the need to push the club, who have nurtured him into the player he is, with a transfer request. Ultimately if gus (or any other club for that matter) wanted him that badly then they would negotiate and pay an appropriate fee anyway. Trying to force the issue is, IMO, a slap in the face to the club and the supporters. Particularly after missing so long through injury this season. Like the majority of fans, i wouldnt be upset with the right price and the right career path for Liam as he deserves it! But the transfer request so early in the window leaves a bitter taste in the mouth.

Was speaking to a Leeds fan at work today, and he said rumour has it they have been outbid by another club for will Buckley. Hope this isn't true and that Liam is the only key player we lose in this window!!
Not actually very happy with this news if its true. I can't see why he has felt the need to push the club, who have nurtured him into the player he is, with a transfer request. Ultimately if gus (or any other club for that matter) wanted him that badly then they would negotiate and pay an appropriate fee anyway. Trying to force the issue is, IMO, a slap in the face to the club and the supporters. Particularly after missing so long through injury this season. Like the majority of fans, i wouldnt be upset with the right price and the right career path for Liam as he deserves it! But the transfer request so early in the window leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. Was speaking to a Leeds fan at work today, and he said rumour has it they have been outbid by another club for will Buckley. Hope this isn't true and that Liam is the only key player we lose in this window!! BHAFC_SHAUN
  • Score: 12

7:43pm Tue 7 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

The most important message in this article is the fact that Birdcutt has, 'asked,' for a transfer, why, 'as,' for something that is being negotiated? The answer I come up with is the fact that Sunderland are not meeting our evaluation of the lad and the sale has been abandoned.

Formerly asking for a transfer raises the steaks, 'I want out,' is the message loud and clear. Mr. Bloom no only has two options, accept what Sunderland are offering or expect Oscar to field a lad that doesn't want to be here and one that won't want to risk injury should he wear the stripes again. Bridcutt has clearly been told that he is not leaving for the money being offered. I don't like this move by Bidders, it's a bit of a slap in the face of Brighton the club and the fans. He must know that if he continued to play, and played well, Sunderland would have to up their offer to get him, by his actions he seems to helping Poyet get him on the cheap.
The most important message in this article is the fact that Birdcutt has, 'asked,' for a transfer, why, 'as,' for something that is being negotiated? The answer I come up with is the fact that Sunderland are not meeting our evaluation of the lad and the sale has been abandoned. Formerly asking for a transfer raises the steaks, 'I want out,' is the message loud and clear. Mr. Bloom no only has two options, accept what Sunderland are offering or expect Oscar to field a lad that doesn't want to be here and one that won't want to risk injury should he wear the stripes again. Bridcutt has clearly been told that he is not leaving for the money being offered. I don't like this move by Bidders, it's a bit of a slap in the face of Brighton the club and the fans. He must know that if he continued to play, and played well, Sunderland would have to up their offer to get him, by his actions he seems to helping Poyet get him on the cheap. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 16

7:46pm Tue 7 Jan 14

mikeygit says...

Shaun---yes I thought it was a bit harsh of Liam to slap in a transfer request IF--as rumoured---it is nearly a done deal with Sunderland---if true there would have been no need to have put in the transfer request!!?? I think as unpalatable it is there will always come a time when our players will move on just a shame if there are more than two at a time---does not look good on the club---but I am sure Tony B will have everything under control.
Shaun---yes I thought it was a bit harsh of Liam to slap in a transfer request IF--as rumoured---it is nearly a done deal with Sunderland---if true there would have been no need to have put in the transfer request!!?? I think as unpalatable it is there will always come a time when our players will move on just a shame if there are more than two at a time---does not look good on the club---but I am sure Tony B will have everything under control. mikeygit
  • Score: 7

7:51pm Tue 7 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
The most important message in this article is the fact that Birdcutt has, 'asked,' for a transfer, why, 'as,' for something that is being negotiated? The answer I come up with is the fact that Sunderland are not meeting our evaluation of the lad and the sale has been abandoned.

Formerly asking for a transfer raises the steaks, 'I want out,' is the message loud and clear. Mr. Bloom no only has two options, accept what Sunderland are offering or expect Oscar to field a lad that doesn't want to be here and one that won't want to risk injury should he wear the stripes again. Bridcutt has clearly been told that he is not leaving for the money being offered. I don't like this move by Bidders, it's a bit of a slap in the face of Brighton the club and the fans. He must know that if he continued to play, and played well, Sunderland would have to up their offer to get him, by his actions he seems to helping Poyet get him on the cheap.
raising the 'steaks', am I rearing cattle, stakes. -:))
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The most important message in this article is the fact that Birdcutt has, 'asked,' for a transfer, why, 'as,' for something that is being negotiated? The answer I come up with is the fact that Sunderland are not meeting our evaluation of the lad and the sale has been abandoned. Formerly asking for a transfer raises the steaks, 'I want out,' is the message loud and clear. Mr. Bloom no only has two options, accept what Sunderland are offering or expect Oscar to field a lad that doesn't want to be here and one that won't want to risk injury should he wear the stripes again. Bridcutt has clearly been told that he is not leaving for the money being offered. I don't like this move by Bidders, it's a bit of a slap in the face of Brighton the club and the fans. He must know that if he continued to play, and played well, Sunderland would have to up their offer to get him, by his actions he seems to helping Poyet get him on the cheap.[/p][/quote]raising the 'steaks', am I rearing cattle, stakes. -:)) VegasSeagull
  • Score: 6

7:52pm Tue 7 Jan 14

mikeygit says...

If as reported the deal was 2.5m now and add ons later that may well not suit BHA as they would not have the money required now to buy replacements. So Vegas there may be some substance in what you say regarding the deal faltering. One thing it has got us all speculating!!! Be interesting what comes out in the wash. As I said in a previous post--reasons now apparent why he was left out last Sat---irrespective of what the club said about an injury!!! Be a bit ironic if we DID go up and Sunderland came don IF he goes there. I am sure if Gus wants him bad enough he will get his way.
If as reported the deal was 2.5m now and add ons later that may well not suit BHA as they would not have the money required now to buy replacements. So Vegas there may be some substance in what you say regarding the deal faltering. One thing it has got us all speculating!!! Be interesting what comes out in the wash. As I said in a previous post--reasons now apparent why he was left out last Sat---irrespective of what the club said about an injury!!! Be a bit ironic if we DID go up and Sunderland came don IF he goes there. I am sure if Gus wants him bad enough he will get his way. mikeygit
  • Score: 4

7:55pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Clean Sheet says...

Bridders has been a fantastic player for us, since we signed him for nothing! He is not the first to ask for a transfer, Rooney has done this a couple of times at Man U, but has remained, and is still delivering. Just because he has asked for a transfer does not mean he will get what he wants. If the price isn't right, he doesn't go. We are not where we were 10 years ago, when we had to sell assets to survive. Bridders is a pro. He wants a move, but if he doesn't get it, I am confident he will continue to perform for us. As for the others, we do not need a major clear out at this time of the season, but we do have an abundance of talent in the midfield, and need more in the strike area, and perhaps at CB.
Bridders has been a fantastic player for us, since we signed him for nothing! He is not the first to ask for a transfer, Rooney has done this a couple of times at Man U, but has remained, and is still delivering. Just because he has asked for a transfer does not mean he will get what he wants. If the price isn't right, he doesn't go. We are not where we were 10 years ago, when we had to sell assets to survive. Bridders is a pro. He wants a move, but if he doesn't get it, I am confident he will continue to perform for us. As for the others, we do not need a major clear out at this time of the season, but we do have an abundance of talent in the midfield, and need more in the strike area, and perhaps at CB. Clean Sheet
  • Score: 16

7:59pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Claude Back says...

Isn't it obvious? By asking for a transfer LB forfeits a transfer signing on fee, usually 10 per cent. Therefore, Sunderland have done a deal with him . As their money is limited he has taken a smaller signing on fee unofficially so more money is available to the Albion. To clinch the deal. That is my theory anyway.
Isn't it obvious? By asking for a transfer LB forfeits a transfer signing on fee, usually 10 per cent. Therefore, Sunderland have done a deal with him . As their money is limited he has taken a smaller signing on fee unofficially so more money is available to the Albion. To clinch the deal. That is my theory anyway. Claude Back
  • Score: 19

7:59pm Tue 7 Jan 14

WestStander17 says...

To be fair, I think we all know Bridcutt was Gus' leader on the field. He will go there, fill that role in front of the back 4 and strengthen their team immediately. He has half a season to help keep them up or at least do enough to impress other Prem managers. Both Liam & Gus were great for us so I wish them both all the best.

From our point of view, we need to get as much as we can. Hopefully, it doesn't need to get nasty but we don't need to sell him or play him so Sunderland need to cough, hopefully £4-5m.

Even without him, we are pretty well covered in all positions through to May. The one player we still really lack is a true creative midfield player. However, introducing one of those either restricts Crofts or puts lots of pressure on Ince or Andrews. I don't think we need anything else right now. So, let's press on with the current game plan, Andrews in for Bridcutt and put the money aside for building our side for the Premiership in the summer!
To be fair, I think we all know Bridcutt was Gus' leader on the field. He will go there, fill that role in front of the back 4 and strengthen their team immediately. He has half a season to help keep them up or at least do enough to impress other Prem managers. Both Liam & Gus were great for us so I wish them both all the best. From our point of view, we need to get as much as we can. Hopefully, it doesn't need to get nasty but we don't need to sell him or play him so Sunderland need to cough, hopefully £4-5m. Even without him, we are pretty well covered in all positions through to May. The one player we still really lack is a true creative midfield player. However, introducing one of those either restricts Crofts or puts lots of pressure on Ince or Andrews. I don't think we need anything else right now. So, let's press on with the current game plan, Andrews in for Bridcutt and put the money aside for building our side for the Premiership in the summer! WestStander17
  • Score: 9

8:01pm Tue 7 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Oddly enough I really don't have any fears of selling players, even in this window and even if they are gems. Good players attract good prices so no gems will leave on the cheap, not even if they ask for a transfer.
We could lose three, Bridders, Buckley and Barnes, but if we do we do. We can handle the loss of Bridcutt, Buckley not so easy to absorb but both Bruno and David can deliver telling passes/crosses from the right and we have Kaz. Barnes going would be a problem simply because we are short on strikers, but three sales should allow us to bring in a decent replacement, and CMS not that far away from a return.
If Burnley up the offer for Barnes to one million and the club says no, my guess is he will be the next one to ask for a transfer.
I think Bucker's injury pretty much rules him out of a move but with 24 days of this month left I guess he could heal enough to pass a medical.
Oddly enough I really don't have any fears of selling players, even in this window and even if they are gems. Good players attract good prices so no gems will leave on the cheap, not even if they ask for a transfer. We could lose three, Bridders, Buckley and Barnes, but if we do we do. We can handle the loss of Bridcutt, Buckley not so easy to absorb but both Bruno and David can deliver telling passes/crosses from the right and we have Kaz. Barnes going would be a problem simply because we are short on strikers, but three sales should allow us to bring in a decent replacement, and CMS not that far away from a return. If Burnley up the offer for Barnes to one million and the club says no, my guess is he will be the next one to ask for a transfer. I think Bucker's injury pretty much rules him out of a move but with 24 days of this month left I guess he could heal enough to pass a medical. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 6

8:01pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Simon Mew says...

Absolute childish behaviour, pack your bags and do one fella
Absolute childish behaviour, pack your bags and do one fella Simon Mew
  • Score: -5

8:04pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Nathan L says...

he has given his all for this club so there is no hard feelings if he wants to finally make the leap to the premiership at a very important stage of his career. He is 24 now so it is the perfect time to move to the premiership as he still has a couple of seasons to adjust to the pace before he reaches his peak, and his national team career is just beginning to take off. He will be more confident playing for Poyet who nurtured him as a player so you can understand the appeal of Sunderland compared to other teams where he risks a lengthy spell on the bench. Best of luck to him if he goes, however at the end of the day the fee has to be right for the club.
he has given his all for this club so there is no hard feelings if he wants to finally make the leap to the premiership at a very important stage of his career. He is 24 now so it is the perfect time to move to the premiership as he still has a couple of seasons to adjust to the pace before he reaches his peak, and his national team career is just beginning to take off. He will be more confident playing for Poyet who nurtured him as a player so you can understand the appeal of Sunderland compared to other teams where he risks a lengthy spell on the bench. Best of luck to him if he goes, however at the end of the day the fee has to be right for the club. Nathan L
  • Score: 9

8:04pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Steyning reject says...

Hi
Slightly of topic but to do with transfers, does anyone know who the trialist player in Brightons under 21 game against Southampton today was ?
Hi Slightly of topic but to do with transfers, does anyone know who the trialist player in Brightons under 21 game against Southampton today was ? Steyning reject
  • Score: 1

8:05pm Tue 7 Jan 14

BHAFC_SHAUN says...

Exactly mikey, it just doesn't add up to me. I wouldn't be suprised if gus persuaded him to put in a transfer request - I have no doubt that if he has we will soon be seeing him accused of tapping Liam up. Like I said, it's early in the window and a transfer request doesn't make sense unless Liam has been advised terribly by his agent (or gus).

If Liam does end up staying I'm sure he will continue to give his all and return to being a consummate professional. One things for sure, mr bloom is not a chairman who will be made a mug of and sell his hand cheaply :)
Exactly mikey, it just doesn't add up to me. I wouldn't be suprised if gus persuaded him to put in a transfer request - I have no doubt that if he has we will soon be seeing him accused of tapping Liam up. Like I said, it's early in the window and a transfer request doesn't make sense unless Liam has been advised terribly by his agent (or gus). If Liam does end up staying I'm sure he will continue to give his all and return to being a consummate professional. One things for sure, mr bloom is not a chairman who will be made a mug of and sell his hand cheaply :) BHAFC_SHAUN
  • Score: 1

8:06pm Tue 7 Jan 14

tug509 says...

BHAFC_SHAUN wrote:
Not actually very happy with this news if its true. I can't see why he has felt the need to push the club, who have nurtured him into the player he is, with a transfer request. Ultimately if gus (or any other club for that matter) wanted him that badly then they would negotiate and pay an appropriate fee anyway. Trying to force the issue is, IMO, a slap in the face to the club and the supporters. Particularly after missing so long through injury this season. Like the majority of fans, i wouldnt be upset with the right price and the right career path for Liam as he deserves it! But the transfer request so early in the window leaves a bitter taste in the mouth.

Was speaking to a Leeds fan at work today, and he said rumour has it they have been outbid by another club for will Buckley. Hope this isn't true and that Liam is the only key player we lose in this window!!
Thanks for saying what i feel ,but with more restraint . Both share the same agent ,for agent read bloodsucker ,i would have hoped that Liam would at the very least ,appreciate that he owes us the best fee we can get for him !.

I will reserve my total admiration and respect for Liam`s contribution to our Great club ,until i see the outcome .

UTA
[quote][p][bold]BHAFC_SHAUN[/bold] wrote: Not actually very happy with this news if its true. I can't see why he has felt the need to push the club, who have nurtured him into the player he is, with a transfer request. Ultimately if gus (or any other club for that matter) wanted him that badly then they would negotiate and pay an appropriate fee anyway. Trying to force the issue is, IMO, a slap in the face to the club and the supporters. Particularly after missing so long through injury this season. Like the majority of fans, i wouldnt be upset with the right price and the right career path for Liam as he deserves it! But the transfer request so early in the window leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. Was speaking to a Leeds fan at work today, and he said rumour has it they have been outbid by another club for will Buckley. Hope this isn't true and that Liam is the only key player we lose in this window!![/p][/quote]Thanks for saying what i feel ,but with more restraint . Both share the same agent ,for agent read bloodsucker ,i would have hoped that Liam would at the very least ,appreciate that he owes us the best fee we can get for him !. I will reserve my total admiration and respect for Liam`s contribution to our Great club ,until i see the outcome . UTA tug509
  • Score: 1

8:08pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Claude Back wrote:
Isn't it obvious? By asking for a transfer LB forfeits a transfer signing on fee, usually 10 per cent. Therefore, Sunderland have done a deal with him . As their money is limited he has taken a smaller signing on fee unofficially so more money is available to the Albion. To clinch the deal. That is my theory anyway.
CB.. an automatic cut of a transfer fee sailed with there Ark. In this day and age, it really makes no difference in terms of package.
As other have said, it's probably an SAFC inspired move because we're playing hardball on the price and this is an attempt to force our hand with an 'unhappy' player..
When he goes, he'll be wedged up either way and now, the sooner the better.
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: Isn't it obvious? By asking for a transfer LB forfeits a transfer signing on fee, usually 10 per cent. Therefore, Sunderland have done a deal with him . As their money is limited he has taken a smaller signing on fee unofficially so more money is available to the Albion. To clinch the deal. That is my theory anyway.[/p][/quote]CB.. an automatic cut of a transfer fee sailed with there Ark. In this day and age, it really makes no difference in terms of package. As other have said, it's probably an SAFC inspired move because we're playing hardball on the price and this is an attempt to force our hand with an 'unhappy' player.. When he goes, he'll be wedged up either way and now, the sooner the better. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 5

8:09pm Tue 7 Jan 14

pte says...

BHAFC_SHAUN wrote:
Not actually very happy with this news if its true. I can't see why he has felt the need to push the club, who have nurtured him into the player he is, with a transfer request. Ultimately if gus (or any other club for that matter) wanted him that badly then they would negotiate and pay an appropriate fee anyway. Trying to force the issue is, IMO, a slap in the face to the club and the supporters. Particularly after missing so long through injury this season. Like the majority of fans, i wouldnt be upset with the right price and the right career path for Liam as he deserves it! But the transfer request so early in the window leaves a bitter taste in the mouth.

Was speaking to a Leeds fan at work today, and he said rumour has it they have been outbid by another club for will Buckley. Hope this isn't true and that Liam is the only key player we lose in this window!!
The way I read it, the club are playing hardball with GP and LB. In effect they are saying to LB; "If you want to go to Sunderland put in a request" that way they don't have to give a percentage to the player. That means the club keeps more of the fee and makes it less lucrative for LB to move.

So LB has been asked to put the request in.

I agree with Mark that any move to the Prem is financially impossible to turn down but Sunderland are supposed to be hard up. Unless they are paying 40k per week, after the agents fee and tax I don't think he'd be that much better off unless he gets a cut from the transfer fee which he will now not get

So I see LB's request as a positive from the point the club is dictating events.

Regarding Leeds being outbid on Buckley, that just proves what a highly rated player he is and another positive
[quote][p][bold]BHAFC_SHAUN[/bold] wrote: Not actually very happy with this news if its true. I can't see why he has felt the need to push the club, who have nurtured him into the player he is, with a transfer request. Ultimately if gus (or any other club for that matter) wanted him that badly then they would negotiate and pay an appropriate fee anyway. Trying to force the issue is, IMO, a slap in the face to the club and the supporters. Particularly after missing so long through injury this season. Like the majority of fans, i wouldnt be upset with the right price and the right career path for Liam as he deserves it! But the transfer request so early in the window leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. Was speaking to a Leeds fan at work today, and he said rumour has it they have been outbid by another club for will Buckley. Hope this isn't true and that Liam is the only key player we lose in this window!![/p][/quote]The way I read it, the club are playing hardball with GP and LB. In effect they are saying to LB; "If you want to go to Sunderland put in a request" that way they don't have to give a percentage to the player. That means the club keeps more of the fee and makes it less lucrative for LB to move. So LB has been asked to put the request in. I agree with Mark that any move to the Prem is financially impossible to turn down but Sunderland are supposed to be hard up. Unless they are paying 40k per week, after the agents fee and tax I don't think he'd be that much better off unless he gets a cut from the transfer fee which he will now not get So I see LB's request as a positive from the point the club is dictating events. Regarding Leeds being outbid on Buckley, that just proves what a highly rated player he is and another positive pte
  • Score: 3

8:12pm Tue 7 Jan 14

tug509 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
The most important message in this article is the fact that Birdcutt has, 'asked,' for a transfer, why, 'as,' for something that is being negotiated? The answer I come up with is the fact that Sunderland are not meeting our evaluation of the lad and the sale has been abandoned.

Formerly asking for a transfer raises the steaks, 'I want out,' is the message loud and clear. Mr. Bloom no only has two options, accept what Sunderland are offering or expect Oscar to field a lad that doesn't want to be here and one that won't want to risk injury should he wear the stripes again. Bridcutt has clearly been told that he is not leaving for the money being offered. I don't like this move by Bidders, it's a bit of a slap in the face of Brighton the club and the fans. He must know that if he continued to play, and played well, Sunderland would have to up their offer to get him, by his actions he seems to helping Poyet get him on the cheap.
IF and i do mean a big IF LB is playing this game ,that you have described Vegas ,i would rather hold him until the end of his contract in th DS !!. than let him and gus take the pee out of us one more time .

I reiterate ,IF this is the case ,which it unfortunately appears.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The most important message in this article is the fact that Birdcutt has, 'asked,' for a transfer, why, 'as,' for something that is being negotiated? The answer I come up with is the fact that Sunderland are not meeting our evaluation of the lad and the sale has been abandoned. Formerly asking for a transfer raises the steaks, 'I want out,' is the message loud and clear. Mr. Bloom no only has two options, accept what Sunderland are offering or expect Oscar to field a lad that doesn't want to be here and one that won't want to risk injury should he wear the stripes again. Bridcutt has clearly been told that he is not leaving for the money being offered. I don't like this move by Bidders, it's a bit of a slap in the face of Brighton the club and the fans. He must know that if he continued to play, and played well, Sunderland would have to up their offer to get him, by his actions he seems to helping Poyet get him on the cheap.[/p][/quote]IF and i do mean a big IF LB is playing this game ,that you have described Vegas ,i would rather hold him until the end of his contract in th DS !!. than let him and gus take the pee out of us one more time . I reiterate ,IF this is the case ,which it unfortunately appears. tug509
  • Score: 4

8:13pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Ulloa19 says...

It is not good news but it's time to move on and as good as liam is he has to go. It's not doing any good for the club but at least we've got a perfect replacement in ince. Does anyone know any rumours who we're want rather that players out the albion. Good luck liam and hope he comes back in future
UTA
It is not good news but it's time to move on and as good as liam is he has to go. It's not doing any good for the club but at least we've got a perfect replacement in ince. Does anyone know any rumours who we're want rather that players out the albion. Good luck liam and hope he comes back in future UTA Ulloa19
  • Score: 1

8:15pm Tue 7 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Claude Back wrote:
Isn't it obvious? By asking for a transfer LB forfeits a transfer signing on fee, usually 10 per cent. Therefore, Sunderland have done a deal with him . As their money is limited he has taken a smaller signing on fee unofficially so more money is available to the Albion. To clinch the deal. That is my theory anyway.
You might well be right Claude but is the money you are talking about big enough to make or break this deal. If 2.5 million is the price then the fee is 250k, so that would make the sale 2.75 million. Considering that 2.5 million plus a, 'possible,' extra 2.5 in add on's is what has been reported, could we even expect Sunderland to pay us 10% of what, 'might,' be paid at a later date, would they even promise Bridders that money.
If these numbers being reported are correct the only thing we know for certain is that we will get 2.5 million and, as you suggest, and extra 250k. I don't know if you would agree but I don't think Mr. Bloom has much faith in, 'possible payments,' money on the table is more his thing.
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: Isn't it obvious? By asking for a transfer LB forfeits a transfer signing on fee, usually 10 per cent. Therefore, Sunderland have done a deal with him . As their money is limited he has taken a smaller signing on fee unofficially so more money is available to the Albion. To clinch the deal. That is my theory anyway.[/p][/quote]You might well be right Claude but is the money you are talking about big enough to make or break this deal. If 2.5 million is the price then the fee is 250k, so that would make the sale 2.75 million. Considering that 2.5 million plus a, 'possible,' extra 2.5 in add on's is what has been reported, could we even expect Sunderland to pay us 10% of what, 'might,' be paid at a later date, would they even promise Bridders that money. If these numbers being reported are correct the only thing we know for certain is that we will get 2.5 million and, as you suggest, and extra 250k. I don't know if you would agree but I don't think Mr. Bloom has much faith in, 'possible payments,' money on the table is more his thing. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

8:16pm Tue 7 Jan 14

fairweathersupporter says...

Losing our best player is not so good but we can still prosper without him. 3 million minimum. No hard feelings. Good luck Liam.
Losing our best player is not so good but we can still prosper without him. 3 million minimum. No hard feelings. Good luck Liam. fairweathersupporter
  • Score: 5

8:17pm Tue 7 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

I vaguely remember a quote from Liam when he gave an interview just before he returned from his injury, it went something like this...

"I want to play in the Premiership like any player, HOPEFULLY WITH BRIGHTON"

As far as I'm aware, you can't get promoted in January and so I have to say that I feel a little let down and am bitterly disappointed that Liam has done this.
I know he wouldn't be with us forever and he certainly deserves a shot at the big time... I'm just feeling a little let down by this particular action.
I don't think it would have hurt for Liam to have an informal chat with the management team, let him know his desires and for them to then say "ok" "we will listen at the right price"
This way as others have said leaves a slightly bitter taste in the mouth.

Again as others have said... I just hope that TB and co get a good price for him and Rent bullied in to yet another cheap sale.

Uta
I vaguely remember a quote from Liam when he gave an interview just before he returned from his injury, it went something like this... "I want to play in the Premiership like any player, HOPEFULLY WITH BRIGHTON" As far as I'm aware, you can't get promoted in January and so I have to say that I feel a little let down and am bitterly disappointed that Liam has done this. I know he wouldn't be with us forever and he certainly deserves a shot at the big time... I'm just feeling a little let down by this particular action. I don't think it would have hurt for Liam to have an informal chat with the management team, let him know his desires and for them to then say "ok" "we will listen at the right price" This way as others have said leaves a slightly bitter taste in the mouth. Again as others have said... I just hope that TB and co get a good price for him and Rent bullied in to yet another cheap sale. Uta SMF20
  • Score: 12

8:20pm Tue 7 Jan 14

fratsomrover says...

Now LB has officially put in a transfer request, there is a distinct possibility that other clubs may come in for him, which could be good for us as will lead to an auction with the top bidder getting the goods. This may be Sunderland, but if someone else comes in with a bigger bid, then he'd be off to someone else.
Now LB has officially put in a transfer request, there is a distinct possibility that other clubs may come in for him, which could be good for us as will lead to an auction with the top bidder getting the goods. This may be Sunderland, but if someone else comes in with a bigger bid, then he'd be off to someone else. fratsomrover
  • Score: 7

8:22pm Tue 7 Jan 14

kwaidam says...

As I understand it, £2.5million plus potential add-ons if Sunderland stay up is the deal an it will be concluded Wednesday. When you think what foreign dross you can get for that price, seems to me Albion are selling him on the cheap. Good luck Liam, though. You have been brilliant and it has been a pleasure to watch you in an Albion shirt.
As I understand it, £2.5million plus potential add-ons if Sunderland stay up is the deal an it will be concluded Wednesday. When you think what foreign dross you can get for that price, seems to me Albion are selling him on the cheap. Good luck Liam, though. You have been brilliant and it has been a pleasure to watch you in an Albion shirt. kwaidam
  • Score: 6

8:25pm Tue 7 Jan 14

mikeygit says...

SMF20---I guess his ´honest´agent has had a lot to do with advising´Liam on the best course of action---making sure the money deal is best for them both!!?? Unfortunately there is little loyalty in any business these days and money speaks louder than words! I wish the lad the best of luck, but I would have wished he could have stayed till the end of the season and then made his decision dependent on whether we went up or not.
SMF20---I guess his ´honest´agent has had a lot to do with advising´Liam on the best course of action---making sure the money deal is best for them both!!?? Unfortunately there is little loyalty in any business these days and money speaks louder than words! I wish the lad the best of luck, but I would have wished he could have stayed till the end of the season and then made his decision dependent on whether we went up or not. mikeygit
  • Score: 5

8:27pm Tue 7 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

What odds of my being right would you give me if I said, 'I think Mr. Bloom has slapped a price tag of 4 million cash on the table, take it or leave it.'
What odds of my being right would you give me if I said, 'I think Mr. Bloom has slapped a price tag of 4 million cash on the table, take it or leave it.' VegasSeagull
  • Score: 7

8:28pm Tue 7 Jan 14

mikeygit says...

Just an observation---but not many ´thumbs up´tonight, guys---I think there have been quite a few good and well thought out comments tonight from many of the posters
Just an observation---but not many ´thumbs up´tonight, guys---I think there have been quite a few good and well thought out comments tonight from many of the posters mikeygit
  • Score: 4

8:29pm Tue 7 Jan 14

mikeygit says...

Vegas---I am not a betting man--and how would we ever know??
Vegas---I am not a betting man--and how would we ever know?? mikeygit
  • Score: 0

8:30pm Tue 7 Jan 14

brightonup says...

This transfer saga has been going on long enough.
To be blunt, I am disappointed for Bridcutt as he may well be a Championship player again next season - albeit a wealthy one! He should have gone to a club with better short term prospects. But just maybe he can do something to change that for Sunderland.
If the deal is good, we should get it done soon; he has made an excellent contribution over the past three years and it's time to pass on the baton....
This transfer saga has been going on long enough. To be blunt, I am disappointed for Bridcutt as he may well be a Championship player again next season - albeit a wealthy one! He should have gone to a club with better short term prospects. But just maybe he can do something to change that for Sunderland. If the deal is good, we should get it done soon; he has made an excellent contribution over the past three years and it's time to pass on the baton.... brightonup
  • Score: 8

8:33pm Tue 7 Jan 14

mikeygit says...

ARGUS---I thought the Administrator was meant to read the posts on this site?? If so why do you keep allowing posts such as Sach00?????
ARGUS---I thought the Administrator was meant to read the posts on this site?? If so why do you keep allowing posts such as Sach00????? mikeygit
  • Score: 12

8:33pm Tue 7 Jan 14

kipper12 says...

No doubt, like most times we sell, it will be an undisclosed fee and we will never know what we got for him. And that makes it a lot worse....... We fans deserve to know how much the club get for players . All I can say is thanks briddo !?, you've been terrific for us and I for one will miss your skill and tackling . ...... Good luck and SEE YOU NEXT SEASON !!!!
No doubt, like most times we sell, it will be an undisclosed fee and we will never know what we got for him. And that makes it a lot worse....... We fans deserve to know how much the club get for players . All I can say is thanks briddo !?, you've been terrific for us and I for one will miss your skill and tackling . ...... Good luck and SEE YOU NEXT SEASON !!!! kipper12
  • Score: -5

8:34pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Liambhataylor19 says...

Disappointing he wants to go his a good player but we got ince who I think is better then bridcutt so bridcutt good luck in the future see u next year maybe that's if we don't get promoted
Disappointing he wants to go his a good player but we got ince who I think is better then bridcutt so bridcutt good luck in the future see u next year maybe that's if we don't get promoted Liambhataylor19
  • Score: -5

8:36pm Tue 7 Jan 14

mikeygit says...

Brightonup---
1 It is not a done deal yet
2 No one in the public domain knows if he WILL go to Sunderland or elsewhere.
3 He may yet stay with us---long shot maybe---but transfer deals have a funny habit sometimes of not being what we think they will be.
Be interesting to see how it does pan out----its keeping everyone tonight away from the TV!!!!
Brightonup--- 1 It is not a done deal yet 2 No one in the public domain knows if he WILL go to Sunderland or elsewhere. 3 He may yet stay with us---long shot maybe---but transfer deals have a funny habit sometimes of not being what we think they will be. Be interesting to see how it does pan out----its keeping everyone tonight away from the TV!!!! mikeygit
  • Score: 4

8:37pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Neville says...

If Sunderland do get relegated they have 3 years parachute payments and one of the largest fan bases in the premiership.Liam will treble his wages and
Being relegated won,t hit him financially.
GP can,t really lose,pretty sure he will keep them up and put himself in line for a top London club.
If Sunderland do get relegated they have 3 years parachute payments and one of the largest fan bases in the premiership.Liam will treble his wages and Being relegated won,t hit him financially. GP can,t really lose,pretty sure he will keep them up and put himself in line for a top London club. Neville
  • Score: 1

8:38pm Tue 7 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

mikeygit wrote:
Vegas---I am not a betting man--and how would we ever know??
Yeah we might not get to know but think about it, they offer 2.5 million cash and possibly another 2.5 million, that might look like a good deal for a player with a price tag of 4 million. If the price tag was 3.5 million cash, then this deal would look even better. If Sunderland want him badly enough, and it appears that they do, could they not find an extra one million and get the deal done, I think they could. For this reason I think the price is 4 million cash. Does that make sense?
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Vegas---I am not a betting man--and how would we ever know??[/p][/quote]Yeah we might not get to know but think about it, they offer 2.5 million cash and possibly another 2.5 million, that might look like a good deal for a player with a price tag of 4 million. If the price tag was 3.5 million cash, then this deal would look even better. If Sunderland want him badly enough, and it appears that they do, could they not find an extra one million and get the deal done, I think they could. For this reason I think the price is 4 million cash. Does that make sense? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

8:40pm Tue 7 Jan 14

mikeygit says...

Vegas---see you theory and it makes sense--hope it will not be ´for an undisclosed fee´!!
Vegas---see you theory and it makes sense--hope it will not be ´for an undisclosed fee´!! mikeygit
  • Score: 1

8:46pm Tue 7 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

mikeygit wrote:
Vegas---see you theory and it makes sense--hope it will not be ´for an undisclosed fee´!!
Mickey, with Bridcutt being such a fav with the fans, I think the board will, one way or another, let the numbers be known, they will want to placate the fans that really did not want to see Bridders sold, and that would be about 100% of them. The fans will accept it better if the fee is high, and known.
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Vegas---see you theory and it makes sense--hope it will not be ´for an undisclosed fee´!![/p][/quote]Mickey, with Bridcutt being such a fav with the fans, I think the board will, one way or another, let the numbers be known, they will want to placate the fans that really did not want to see Bridders sold, and that would be about 100% of them. The fans will accept it better if the fee is high, and known. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

8:51pm Tue 7 Jan 14

brightonup says...

mikeygit wrote:
Brightonup---
1 It is not a done deal yet
2 No one in the public domain knows if he WILL go to Sunderland or elsewhere.
3 He may yet stay with us---long shot maybe---but transfer deals have a funny habit sometimes of not being what we think they will be.
Be interesting to see how it does pan out----its keeping everyone tonight away from the TV!!!!
All true... and without any details, we are reduced to mere speculation.
One consolation is that we have done okay when LB was injured, so I am sure his departure (if he goes) will not ruin our chances of reaching the play offs.
Ulloah on the other hand........
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Brightonup--- 1 It is not a done deal yet 2 No one in the public domain knows if he WILL go to Sunderland or elsewhere. 3 He may yet stay with us---long shot maybe---but transfer deals have a funny habit sometimes of not being what we think they will be. Be interesting to see how it does pan out----its keeping everyone tonight away from the TV!!!![/p][/quote]All true... and without any details, we are reduced to mere speculation. One consolation is that we have done okay when LB was injured, so I am sure his departure (if he goes) will not ruin our chances of reaching the play offs. Ulloah on the other hand........ brightonup
  • Score: 4

8:53pm Tue 7 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

The Mirror is reporting that Brighton turned down a 2.5 million offer for Bridcutt, there is no mention of any add on's. The report does tell of the transfer request, so it is up to date with events. Is the add on's story for real?
The Mirror is reporting that Brighton turned down a 2.5 million offer for Bridcutt, there is no mention of any add on's. The report does tell of the transfer request, so it is up to date with events. Is the add on's story for real? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

8:54pm Tue 7 Jan 14

mikeygit says...

brightonup---oh dear do not bring another player into the equation!!! I sincerely hope we do not get an unacceptable approach for Ulloa, he is one player we do NOT want to leave at the moment. This month is making me very nervous---BUT as has been said many times before --In Tony we Trust!!
brightonup---oh dear do not bring another player into the equation!!! I sincerely hope we do not get an unacceptable approach for Ulloa, he is one player we do NOT want to leave at the moment. This month is making me very nervous---BUT as has been said many times before --In Tony we Trust!! mikeygit
  • Score: 5

8:57pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

kipper12 wrote:
No doubt, like most times we sell, it will be an undisclosed fee and we will never know what we got for him. And that makes it a lot worse....... We fans deserve to know how much the club get for players . All I can say is thanks briddo !?, you've been terrific for us and I for one will miss your skill and tackling . ...... Good luck and SEE YOU NEXT SEASON !!!!
So you don't think we're going up then?
[quote][p][bold]kipper12[/bold] wrote: No doubt, like most times we sell, it will be an undisclosed fee and we will never know what we got for him. And that makes it a lot worse....... We fans deserve to know how much the club get for players . All I can say is thanks briddo !?, you've been terrific for us and I for one will miss your skill and tackling . ...... Good luck and SEE YOU NEXT SEASON !!!![/p][/quote]So you don't think we're going up then? Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 2

8:57pm Tue 7 Jan 14

mikeygit says...

Vegas---we should all know by now that The Management at BHA keep VERY tight lipped about deals and money so I think it fair to say that any ´info´we are getting is more speculation than anything else, with maybe a few leaks from the inside---bit like my brother works in Sainsburys and overheard someone say etc etc!!
Vegas---we should all know by now that The Management at BHA keep VERY tight lipped about deals and money so I think it fair to say that any ´info´we are getting is more speculation than anything else, with maybe a few leaks from the inside---bit like my brother works in Sainsburys and overheard someone say etc etc!! mikeygit
  • Score: 0

9:01pm Tue 7 Jan 14

mikeygit says...

Sorry Brighton up--senior moment--I meant to say ´I hope we do not get an offer we cannot refuse´!!
Sorry Brighton up--senior moment--I meant to say ´I hope we do not get an offer we cannot refuse´!! mikeygit
  • Score: 0

9:02pm Tue 7 Jan 14

mikeygit says...

TV Calls---off to see second episode of The 7.29
TV Calls---off to see second episode of The 7.29 mikeygit
  • Score: 0

9:03pm Tue 7 Jan 14

mrgull says...

I just wonder if Bridders is listening to his agent,,,,the same agent that gave Gus such wonderful advice.If he is... then I would advise him to get another agent not another team
I just wonder if Bridders is listening to his agent,,,,the same agent that gave Gus such wonderful advice.If he is... then I would advise him to get another agent not another team mrgull
  • Score: 4

9:05pm Tue 7 Jan 14

brightonup says...

mikeygit wrote:
brightonup---oh dear do not bring another player into the equation!!! I sincerely hope we do not get an unacceptable approach for Ulloa, he is one player we do NOT want to leave at the moment. This month is making me very nervous---BUT as has been said many times before --In Tony we Trust!!
Yep - agreed!
I am confident that Tony Bloom will ensure we are stronger rather than weaker at the end of all of this... and I am equally sure that means we will sign excellent prospects - maybe through Garcia's previous connections....

Take heart, we'll be better than okay!
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: brightonup---oh dear do not bring another player into the equation!!! I sincerely hope we do not get an unacceptable approach for Ulloa, he is one player we do NOT want to leave at the moment. This month is making me very nervous---BUT as has been said many times before --In Tony we Trust!![/p][/quote]Yep - agreed! I am confident that Tony Bloom will ensure we are stronger rather than weaker at the end of all of this... and I am equally sure that means we will sign excellent prospects - maybe through Garcia's previous connections.... Take heart, we'll be better than okay! brightonup
  • Score: 3

9:10pm Tue 7 Jan 14

tug509 says...

Leo is high up on a wish list ,on one of the S,land sites ,i hope Mr Bloom makes it abundantly clear to poyet ,we are not S,land`s feckin feeder club !!!!. UTA
Leo is high up on a wish list ,on one of the S,land sites ,i hope Mr Bloom makes it abundantly clear to poyet ,we are not S,land`s feckin feeder club !!!!. UTA tug509
  • Score: 1

9:10pm Tue 7 Jan 14

championshipgull says...

From The Daily Mirror site
Sunderland target Liam Bridcutt hands transfer request to Brighton after they reject £2.5m bid.Scotland midfielder tries to force the issue and set up a reunion with former Seagulls boss Gus Poyet at the Premier League's bottom club
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has already made a £2.5million offer to the south coast club - who sacked him as manager at the end of last season - for the 24-year-old Scotland international.
But the Seagulls, who are again chasing promotion to the Premier League after losing in the playoffs under Poyet, have been reluctant to sell to the Black Cats.
Now Bridcutt is trying to force the issue - and clearly wants to rejoin his old boss in the North East to try to keep rock-bottom Sunderland in the Premier League.
From The Daily Mirror site Sunderland target Liam Bridcutt hands transfer request to Brighton after they reject £2.5m bid.Scotland midfielder tries to force the issue and set up a reunion with former Seagulls boss Gus Poyet at the Premier League's bottom club Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has already made a £2.5million offer to the south coast club - who sacked him as manager at the end of last season - for the 24-year-old Scotland international. But the Seagulls, who are again chasing promotion to the Premier League after losing in the playoffs under Poyet, have been reluctant to sell to the Black Cats. Now Bridcutt is trying to force the issue - and clearly wants to rejoin his old boss in the North East to try to keep rock-bottom Sunderland in the Premier League. championshipgull
  • Score: 2

9:11pm Tue 7 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

mikeygit wrote:
Vegas---we should all know by now that The Management at BHA keep VERY tight lipped about deals and money so I think it fair to say that any ´info´we are getting is more speculation than anything else, with maybe a few leaks from the inside---bit like my brother works in Sainsburys and overheard someone say etc etc!!
yep I am sure you are right.

The more I think about recent events, the more certain I am that Brighton are playing hardball with Sunderland, and Bridcutt's transfer request firms up my thinking.

Number one target for Poyet in this window, Bridcutt.
Sunderland, it is reported, have been in advanced talks for several days.
They offer 2.5 million cash +?
We know that they have more money available to spend, they wanted Buckers.
They can't get a deal done.

Conclusion, Brighton want a one off cash payment bigger than being offered. Pay up or bugger off.
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Vegas---we should all know by now that The Management at BHA keep VERY tight lipped about deals and money so I think it fair to say that any ´info´we are getting is more speculation than anything else, with maybe a few leaks from the inside---bit like my brother works in Sainsburys and overheard someone say etc etc!![/p][/quote]yep I am sure you are right. The more I think about recent events, the more certain I am that Brighton are playing hardball with Sunderland, and Bridcutt's transfer request firms up my thinking. Number one target for Poyet in this window, Bridcutt. Sunderland, it is reported, have been in advanced talks for several days. They offer 2.5 million cash +? We know that they have more money available to spend, they wanted Buckers. They can't get a deal done. Conclusion, Brighton want a one off cash payment bigger than being offered. Pay up or bugger off. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 5

9:20pm Tue 7 Jan 14

jockithenoo says...

Come on gus you said about £5Millom when you where the manager
Now you want to do a robbery at the amex you can get ten years for that.
Pay up for Liam.
I'm sure he'll serve you well
Come on gus you said about £5Millom when you where the manager Now you want to do a robbery at the amex you can get ten years for that. Pay up for Liam. I'm sure he'll serve you well jockithenoo
  • Score: 2

9:24pm Tue 7 Jan 14

kipper12 says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
kipper12 wrote:
No doubt, like most times we sell, it will be an undisclosed fee and we will never know what we got for him. And that makes it a lot worse....... We fans deserve to know how much the club get for players . All I can say is thanks briddo !?, you've been terrific for us and I for one will miss your skill and tackling . ...... Good luck and SEE YOU NEXT SEASON !!!!
So you don't think we're going up then?
To. Be honest , no I don't ! A shame I know but just being honest !!
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kipper12[/bold] wrote: No doubt, like most times we sell, it will be an undisclosed fee and we will never know what we got for him. And that makes it a lot worse....... We fans deserve to know how much the club get for players . All I can say is thanks briddo !?, you've been terrific for us and I for one will miss your skill and tackling . ...... Good luck and SEE YOU NEXT SEASON !!!![/p][/quote]So you don't think we're going up then?[/p][/quote]To. Be honest , no I don't ! A shame I know but just being honest !! kipper12
  • Score: 0

9:28pm Tue 7 Jan 14

bbb1969 says...

Sacha00 wrote:
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Nd my sisters uncles step cousin has a parrot that can tell the time. What time is it? Time you f....d off
[quote][p][bold]Sacha00[/bold] wrote: my classmate's half-sister makes Dollar 81/hour on the internet. She has been without work for ten months but last month her paycheck was Dollar 15015 just working on the internet for a few hours. navigate to this site>>> WWW.BAY90.COM[/p][/quote]Nd my sisters uncles step cousin has a parrot that can tell the time. What time is it? Time you f....d off bbb1969
  • Score: 7

9:30pm Tue 7 Jan 14

championshipgull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
The Mirror is reporting that Brighton turned down a 2.5 million offer for Bridcutt, there is no mention of any add on's. The report does tell of the transfer request, so it is up to date with events. Is the add on's story for real?
BRIGHTON MIDFIELDER BRIDCUTT ON WAY TO SUNDERLAND FOR FEE RISING TO £5M
Submitted by tribalfootball.com on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 07:00

Brighton midfielder Liam Bridcutt is on the brink of moving toSunderland.
The Daily Mail says Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is close to tying up a £2.5million deal for Bridcutt.
The move could be funded by Nottingham Forest who are keen to signSunderland striker Connor Wickham for £5million.
Bridcutt, a 24-year-old Scotland international is Poyet’s number one target in the transfer window and the two clubs are close to agreeing a deal which could take the fee up to £5m.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The Mirror is reporting that Brighton turned down a 2.5 million offer for Bridcutt, there is no mention of any add on's. The report does tell of the transfer request, so it is up to date with events. Is the add on's story for real?[/p][/quote]BRIGHTON MIDFIELDER BRIDCUTT ON WAY TO SUNDERLAND FOR FEE RISING TO £5M Submitted by tribalfootball.com on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 07:00 Brighton midfielder Liam Bridcutt is on the brink of moving toSunderland. The Daily Mail says Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is close to tying up a £2.5million deal for Bridcutt. The move could be funded by Nottingham Forest who are keen to signSunderland striker Connor Wickham for £5million. Bridcutt, a 24-year-old Scotland international is Poyet’s number one target in the transfer window and the two clubs are close to agreeing a deal which could take the fee up to £5m. championshipgull
  • Score: 2

9:30pm Tue 7 Jan 14

keswick says...

Sounds to me like a move inspired by his agent, who is also the agent for GP, to try to force a move for as low a fee as possible. The lower the transfer fee the more money there is in the pot for Bridcutt and his parasitic agent. However they are playing a dangerous game with TB who is well within his rights to say the player is under contract, if you want him meet our valuation of p**s off. Like GP it will inevitably sour the memory of the player but that does not appear to bother them one little bit.
Sounds to me like a move inspired by his agent, who is also the agent for GP, to try to force a move for as low a fee as possible. The lower the transfer fee the more money there is in the pot for Bridcutt and his parasitic agent. However they are playing a dangerous game with TB who is well within his rights to say the player is under contract, if you want him meet our valuation of p**s off. Like GP it will inevitably sour the memory of the player but that does not appear to bother them one little bit. keswick
  • Score: 4

9:35pm Tue 7 Jan 14

championshipgull says...

championshipgull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
The Mirror is reporting that Brighton turned down a 2.5 million offer for Bridcutt, there is no mention of any add on's. The report does tell of the transfer request, so it is up to date with events. Is the add on's story for real?
BRIGHTON MIDFIELDER BRIDCUTT ON WAY TO SUNDERLAND FOR FEE RISING TO £5M
Submitted by tribalfootball.com on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 07:00

Brighton midfielder Liam Bridcutt is on the brink of moving toSunderland.
The Daily Mail says Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is close to tying up a £2.5million deal for Bridcutt.
The move could be funded by Nottingham Forest who are keen to signSunderland striker Connor Wickham for £5million.
Bridcutt, a 24-year-old Scotland international is Poyet’s number one target in the transfer window and the two clubs are close to agreeing a deal which could take the fee up to £5m.
Sorry meant to say this is the probable Source off add-on speculation
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The Mirror is reporting that Brighton turned down a 2.5 million offer for Bridcutt, there is no mention of any add on's. The report does tell of the transfer request, so it is up to date with events. Is the add on's story for real?[/p][/quote]BRIGHTON MIDFIELDER BRIDCUTT ON WAY TO SUNDERLAND FOR FEE RISING TO £5M Submitted by tribalfootball.com on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 07:00 Brighton midfielder Liam Bridcutt is on the brink of moving toSunderland. The Daily Mail says Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is close to tying up a £2.5million deal for Bridcutt. The move could be funded by Nottingham Forest who are keen to signSunderland striker Connor Wickham for £5million. Bridcutt, a 24-year-old Scotland international is Poyet’s number one target in the transfer window and the two clubs are close to agreeing a deal which could take the fee up to £5m.[/p][/quote]Sorry meant to say this is the probable Source off add-on speculation championshipgull
  • Score: 1

9:45pm Tue 7 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

championshipgull wrote:
championshipgull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
The Mirror is reporting that Brighton turned down a 2.5 million offer for Bridcutt, there is no mention of any add on's. The report does tell of the transfer request, so it is up to date with events. Is the add on's story for real?
BRIGHTON MIDFIELDER BRIDCUTT ON WAY TO SUNDERLAND FOR FEE RISING TO £5M
Submitted by tribalfootball.com on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 07:00

Brighton midfielder Liam Bridcutt is on the brink of moving toSunderland.
The Daily Mail says Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is close to tying up a £2.5million deal for Bridcutt.
The move could be funded by Nottingham Forest who are keen to signSunderland striker Connor Wickham for £5million.
Bridcutt, a 24-year-old Scotland international is Poyet’s number one target in the transfer window and the two clubs are close to agreeing a deal which could take the fee up to £5m.
Sorry meant to say this is the probable Source off add-on speculation
thanks
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The Mirror is reporting that Brighton turned down a 2.5 million offer for Bridcutt, there is no mention of any add on's. The report does tell of the transfer request, so it is up to date with events. Is the add on's story for real?[/p][/quote]BRIGHTON MIDFIELDER BRIDCUTT ON WAY TO SUNDERLAND FOR FEE RISING TO £5M Submitted by tribalfootball.com on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 07:00 Brighton midfielder Liam Bridcutt is on the brink of moving toSunderland. The Daily Mail says Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is close to tying up a £2.5million deal for Bridcutt. The move could be funded by Nottingham Forest who are keen to signSunderland striker Connor Wickham for £5million. Bridcutt, a 24-year-old Scotland international is Poyet’s number one target in the transfer window and the two clubs are close to agreeing a deal which could take the fee up to £5m.[/p][/quote]Sorry meant to say this is the probable Source off add-on speculation[/p][/quote]thanks VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

9:45pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Liambhataylor19 says...

If bridcutt does go it should be more then 3 mill poyet said his worth 5mill so if we get the money for bridcutt who would u want us to bring in.
If bridcutt does go it should be more then 3 mill poyet said his worth 5mill so if we get the money for bridcutt who would u want us to bring in. Liambhataylor19
  • Score: 1

9:48pm Tue 7 Jan 14

namgo49 says...

Price wise this type of player does not attract massive fees. Strikers & stoppers get the big price tags.

We must make sure we tie in Ince long term in the light of Bridcutt's imminent departure.

Ulloa is the one I really don't want to see leave in this window.
Price wise this type of player does not attract massive fees. Strikers & stoppers get the big price tags. We must make sure we tie in Ince long term in the light of Bridcutt's imminent departure. Ulloa is the one I really don't want to see leave in this window. namgo49
  • Score: 3

9:50pm Tue 7 Jan 14

brightonup says...

Interesting comment on Sunderland forum about Bridcutt and Buckley

http://www.readytogo
.net/smb/threads/bri
dcutt.857948/page-6
Interesting comment on Sunderland forum about Bridcutt and Buckley http://www.readytogo .net/smb/threads/bri dcutt.857948/page-6 brightonup
  • Score: 2

9:51pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Liambhataylor19 says...

namgo49 wrote:
Price wise this type of player does not attract massive fees. Strikers & stoppers get the big price tags.

We must make sure we tie in Ince long term in the light of Bridcutt's imminent departure.

Ulloa is the one I really don't want to see leave in this window.
I agree but ulloa I don't think he will go he said his loving it down here
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: Price wise this type of player does not attract massive fees. Strikers & stoppers get the big price tags. We must make sure we tie in Ince long term in the light of Bridcutt's imminent departure. Ulloa is the one I really don't want to see leave in this window.[/p][/quote]I agree but ulloa I don't think he will go he said his loving it down here Liambhataylor19
  • Score: 1

9:51pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Not enough for a player of his caliber, please don't let monkey man poyet steal him from us, given time he will end up in a heap like Hollaway anyway, Liam you are going with your heart are you sure tony is what you think he is and not what Gus portrays?
Not enough for a player of his caliber, please don't let monkey man poyet steal him from us, given time he will end up in a heap like Hollaway anyway, Liam you are going with your heart are you sure tony is what you think he is and not what Gus portrays? Bucket feet Duffy
  • Score: 0

9:53pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Withdean-er says...

Let him go, on good terms, but only at the full price that suits us. Bloom and Barber have worked hard to meet the FFP rules, and the club has zero external/interest-be
aring debt, therefore unlike the previous regimes post-Bamber, the club now have no financial imperative to sell. Bridcutt has been an excellent player for us, but deserves his chance of PL football. But for the first time in a while, we have similarly classy combative midfielders and so his position is covered. I have faith in Bloom to hold out for Bridcutt's full market value, otherwise he's staying.
Let him go, on good terms, but only at the full price that suits us. Bloom and Barber have worked hard to meet the FFP rules, and the club has zero external/interest-be aring debt, therefore unlike the previous regimes post-Bamber, the club now have no financial imperative to sell. Bridcutt has been an excellent player for us, but deserves his chance of PL football. But for the first time in a while, we have similarly classy combative midfielders and so his position is covered. I have faith in Bloom to hold out for Bridcutt's full market value, otherwise he's staying. Withdean-er
  • Score: 3

9:53pm Tue 7 Jan 14

tug509 says...

Liambhataylor19 wrote:
If bridcutt does go it should be more then 3 mill poyet said his worth 5mill so if we get the money for bridcutt who would u want us to bring in.
I think some of any fee we end up with ,will go to Conway ,Ward and Andrews ,i think we will try securing one ,or possibly all three ,as for the rest ?. UTA
[quote][p][bold]Liambhataylor19[/bold] wrote: If bridcutt does go it should be more then 3 mill poyet said his worth 5mill so if we get the money for bridcutt who would u want us to bring in.[/p][/quote]I think some of any fee we end up with ,will go to Conway ,Ward and Andrews ,i think we will try securing one ,or possibly all three ,as for the rest ?. UTA tug509
  • Score: 1

10:04pm Tue 7 Jan 14

PressBoxTeaBoy says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
The most important message in this article is the fact that Birdcutt has, 'asked,' for a transfer, why, 'as,' for something that is being negotiated? The answer I come up with is the fact that Sunderland are not meeting our evaluation of the lad and the sale has been abandoned.

Formerly asking for a transfer raises the steaks, 'I want out,' is the message loud and clear. Mr. Bloom no only has two options, accept what Sunderland are offering or expect Oscar to field a lad that doesn't want to be here and one that won't want to risk injury should he wear the stripes again. Bridcutt has clearly been told that he is not leaving for the money being offered. I don't like this move by Bidders, it's a bit of a slap in the face of Brighton the club and the fans. He must know that if he continued to play, and played well, Sunderland would have to up their offer to get him, by his actions he seems to helping Poyet get him on the cheap.
What a load of rubbish. Its standard procedure in football when a club makes an offer for an otherwise "not for sale" player, that player is afforded the opportunity to official discuss the move with buying club, if he submitts a written transfer request. Its that simple.

In the game its known as covering your Ar5e. You'll notice how quickly some fans will turn on Bridcutt because their perception is "he wants out", when in fact it will be BHA asking for a request in writing.

This deal was always on the cards, but the written request from Bridcutt is just a formality of the inside protocols of football wheeling and dealing.

The negotiation on price will already be complete now and the written request is the button that allows Bridcutt to discuss terms. Expect the deal to be done this week.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The most important message in this article is the fact that Birdcutt has, 'asked,' for a transfer, why, 'as,' for something that is being negotiated? The answer I come up with is the fact that Sunderland are not meeting our evaluation of the lad and the sale has been abandoned. Formerly asking for a transfer raises the steaks, 'I want out,' is the message loud and clear. Mr. Bloom no only has two options, accept what Sunderland are offering or expect Oscar to field a lad that doesn't want to be here and one that won't want to risk injury should he wear the stripes again. Bridcutt has clearly been told that he is not leaving for the money being offered. I don't like this move by Bidders, it's a bit of a slap in the face of Brighton the club and the fans. He must know that if he continued to play, and played well, Sunderland would have to up their offer to get him, by his actions he seems to helping Poyet get him on the cheap.[/p][/quote]What a load of rubbish. Its standard procedure in football when a club makes an offer for an otherwise "not for sale" player, that player is afforded the opportunity to official discuss the move with buying club, if he submitts a written transfer request. Its that simple. In the game its known as covering your Ar5e. You'll notice how quickly some fans will turn on Bridcutt because their perception is "he wants out", when in fact it will be BHA asking for a request in writing. This deal was always on the cards, but the written request from Bridcutt is just a formality of the inside protocols of football wheeling and dealing. The negotiation on price will already be complete now and the written request is the button that allows Bridcutt to discuss terms. Expect the deal to be done this week. PressBoxTeaBoy
  • Score: -2

10:05pm Tue 7 Jan 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

Simon Mew says...

Absolute childish behaviour, pack your bags and do one fella.

A very silly comment.
Simon Mew says... Absolute childish behaviour, pack your bags and do one fella. A very silly comment. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 2

10:23pm Tue 7 Jan 14

GeorgeBTN says...

Looks like he is going. If he wants to play for another team it's best he goes. Surprised he wants to go to Sunderland as they will be relegated at the end of the season. He's not good enough to keep them up! Hopefully Palace will join them dropping down a division. Brighton will need get a good price for him. £2.5 million is not enough!
Looks like he is going. If he wants to play for another team it's best he goes. Surprised he wants to go to Sunderland as they will be relegated at the end of the season. He's not good enough to keep them up! Hopefully Palace will join them dropping down a division. Brighton will need get a good price for him. £2.5 million is not enough! GeorgeBTN
  • Score: 3

10:34pm Tue 7 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

It looks like Sunderland will be selling Fletcher as well as the young fella to Forest.
That's a good 10 to 12 million inbound and so we should certainly be looking for the 5 million that others have mentioned. No excuse from Sunderland regarding upfront cash....

With Liam looking a certainty to leave I would hope that we might see a few signed with money gained.. I'm not saying use all of it but if we could secure Ince on a long term deal and bring in Conway, McCourt (Barnsley) and Ward full time then I think we will have done very well from the sale of one of our better talents.

Just a thought.

Uta
It looks like Sunderland will be selling Fletcher as well as the young fella to Forest. That's a good 10 to 12 million inbound and so we should certainly be looking for the 5 million that others have mentioned. No excuse from Sunderland regarding upfront cash.... With Liam looking a certainty to leave I would hope that we might see a few signed with money gained.. I'm not saying use all of it but if we could secure Ince on a long term deal and bring in Conway, McCourt (Barnsley) and Ward full time then I think we will have done very well from the sale of one of our better talents. Just a thought. Uta SMF20
  • Score: 5

10:38pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Cap'n Pugwash says...

BigRob1983 wrote:
It's almost irrelevant if he wants to leave the club it's now all about the transfer fee. Come on Gus, show a bit of class and pay us what he's worth. £5 million plus is what Liam's worth.

No room for sentimentality; get the dollar Tony and let's invest for the final push to the 'promised land.'
Unfortunately we are talking about Poyet who has shown a distinct lack of class since March towards The Albion. Don't hold your breath in anticipation of him showing any class now.
[quote][p][bold]BigRob1983[/bold] wrote: It's almost irrelevant if he wants to leave the club it's now all about the transfer fee. Come on Gus, show a bit of class and pay us what he's worth. £5 million plus is what Liam's worth. No room for sentimentality; get the dollar Tony and let's invest for the final push to the 'promised land.'[/p][/quote]Unfortunately we are talking about Poyet who has shown a distinct lack of class since March towards The Albion. Don't hold your breath in anticipation of him showing any class now. Cap'n Pugwash
  • Score: 7

10:38pm Tue 7 Jan 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

Interesting watching Gus interviewed on SAFC See in house TV. When asked about his interest in Bridcutt he agreed he had made a bid and then he did that Gus cocky smirk and commented 'We will see - I understand how they (Albion) conduct their transfer business'!!! It's obvious Liam is being advised by Gus and their joint agent. I like Liam but he's not the strongest of characters and it wouldn't be too difficult for smooth talking Gus to convince him to put in a transfer request.

What players are realising these days is that clubs are playing more hard ball with them as we saw with Rooney and Suarez. If we refuse to sell unless the price is really good there's nothing the player or SAFC can do. I would simply set our asking price and let them sing. If he ends up staying he'll eventually realise that sulking and not performing would also lose him his place in Scotland's reckoning. Sit tight Tony and hold out for a really good fair fee.

I wonder what Mrs Bridcutt thinks about moving from Brighton to Sunderland!!!! And I think there's a great chance we might meet each other going in opposite directions at the end of the season. Life has a funny habit of getting its own back.

Whatever happens I'm not concerned as I reckon we are in a great position to kick on in the second half of the season and Oscar has a great record of winning all the leagues he's managed with Barca's Youth Team and Maccabbi Tel Aviv. What will be will be. Roll on Birmingham this Sat.
Interesting watching Gus interviewed on SAFC See in house TV. When asked about his interest in Bridcutt he agreed he had made a bid and then he did that Gus cocky smirk and commented 'We will see - I understand how they (Albion) conduct their transfer business'!!! It's obvious Liam is being advised by Gus and their joint agent. I like Liam but he's not the strongest of characters and it wouldn't be too difficult for smooth talking Gus to convince him to put in a transfer request. What players are realising these days is that clubs are playing more hard ball with them as we saw with Rooney and Suarez. If we refuse to sell unless the price is really good there's nothing the player or SAFC can do. I would simply set our asking price and let them sing. If he ends up staying he'll eventually realise that sulking and not performing would also lose him his place in Scotland's reckoning. Sit tight Tony and hold out for a really good fair fee. I wonder what Mrs Bridcutt thinks about moving from Brighton to Sunderland!!!! And I think there's a great chance we might meet each other going in opposite directions at the end of the season. Life has a funny habit of getting its own back. Whatever happens I'm not concerned as I reckon we are in a great position to kick on in the second half of the season and Oscar has a great record of winning all the leagues he's managed with Barca's Youth Team and Maccabbi Tel Aviv. What will be will be. Roll on Birmingham this Sat. WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 10

10:45pm Tue 7 Jan 14

championshipgull says...

The Daily Express is running with the rising to £5million story now

“The rejected deal is thought to have included additional payments based on performance that could have seen the fee rise to £5m.”

http://www.express.c
o.uk/sport/football/
452560/Brighton-s-Li
am-Bridcutt-hands-in
-transfer-request-in
-attempt-to-secure-S
underland-move
The Daily Express is running with the rising to £5million story now “The rejected deal is thought to have included additional payments based on performance that could have seen the fee rise to £5m.” http://www.express.c o.uk/sport/football/ 452560/Brighton-s-Li am-Bridcutt-hands-in -transfer-request-in -attempt-to-secure-S underland-move championshipgull
  • Score: 5

10:52pm Tue 7 Jan 14

rolivan says...

Back in the Summer Liam had a Hernia op that seemed to take forever to heal I thought back then that he would be off . He has the same agent as Gustav so would know what is happening . OG will want to gradually bring in players just like Gus did . I think we are in a great position wherever we finish this season and have not been found wanting by Liams absence I would be more concerned if Leo was to put in a transfer request and TK doesn't extend his contract
Back in the Summer Liam had a Hernia op that seemed to take forever to heal I thought back then that he would be off . He has the same agent as Gustav so would know what is happening . OG will want to gradually bring in players just like Gus did . I think we are in a great position wherever we finish this season and have not been found wanting by Liams absence I would be more concerned if Leo was to put in a transfer request and TK doesn't extend his contract rolivan
  • Score: 6

11:33pm Tue 7 Jan 14

the taffster says...

just heard that a deal has been done with sunderland for ulloa for 2.5 million too. leave us alone poyet.....
just heard that a deal has been done with sunderland for ulloa for 2.5 million too. leave us alone poyet..... the taffster
  • Score: -18

11:37pm Tue 7 Jan 14

the taffster says...

lets get paddy McCourt in from Barnsley......
lets get paddy McCourt in from Barnsley...... the taffster
  • Score: 3

1:32am Wed 8 Jan 14

WestStander17 says...

tug509 wrote:
Liambhataylor19 wrote: If bridcutt does go it should be more then 3 mill poyet said his worth 5mill so if we get the money for bridcutt who would u want us to bring in.
I think some of any fee we end up with ,will go to Conway ,Ward and Andrews ,i think we will try securing one ,or possibly all three ,as for the rest ?. UTA
I think if we are still looking to get promoted, we should sit on any money we get for now unless Oscar knows of someone out there that can really add to our promotion push. The squad we have covers all positions quite well.

If we managed to get up, I'd like to think Conway, Ward and Andrews wouldn't be 1st team regulars in the Premiership. We have the latter 2 until the end of the season anyway, lets see where we end up.

Conway did well for us but with Orlandi, Lua Lua, Buckley, March, Barnes (when Leo is up top) and Dave all vying for those wide positions, I don't think we need to spend out on Conway now when his contract expires in the summer.

If Oscar knows of a young, fit, hungry, Vicente-like player then thats a different story!
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Liambhataylor19[/bold] wrote: If bridcutt does go it should be more then 3 mill poyet said his worth 5mill so if we get the money for bridcutt who would u want us to bring in.[/p][/quote]I think some of any fee we end up with ,will go to Conway ,Ward and Andrews ,i think we will try securing one ,or possibly all three ,as for the rest ?. UTA[/p][/quote]I think if we are still looking to get promoted, we should sit on any money we get for now unless Oscar knows of someone out there that can really add to our promotion push. The squad we have covers all positions quite well. If we managed to get up, I'd like to think Conway, Ward and Andrews wouldn't be 1st team regulars in the Premiership. We have the latter 2 until the end of the season anyway, lets see where we end up. Conway did well for us but with Orlandi, Lua Lua, Buckley, March, Barnes (when Leo is up top) and Dave all vying for those wide positions, I don't think we need to spend out on Conway now when his contract expires in the summer. If Oscar knows of a young, fit, hungry, Vicente-like player then thats a different story! WestStander17
  • Score: 6

7:10am Wed 8 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

kipper12 wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
kipper12 wrote:
No doubt, like most times we sell, it will be an undisclosed fee and we will never know what we got for him. And that makes it a lot worse....... We fans deserve to know how much the club get for players . All I can say is thanks briddo !?, you've been terrific for us and I for one will miss your skill and tackling . ...... Good luck and SEE YOU NEXT SEASON !!!!
So you don't think we're going up then?
To. Be honest , no I don't ! A shame I know but just being honest !!
Ha! Fair enough! To be honest, neither do I!
[quote][p][bold]kipper12[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kipper12[/bold] wrote: No doubt, like most times we sell, it will be an undisclosed fee and we will never know what we got for him. And that makes it a lot worse....... We fans deserve to know how much the club get for players . All I can say is thanks briddo !?, you've been terrific for us and I for one will miss your skill and tackling . ...... Good luck and SEE YOU NEXT SEASON !!!![/p][/quote]So you don't think we're going up then?[/p][/quote]To. Be honest , no I don't ! A shame I know but just being honest !![/p][/quote]Ha! Fair enough! To be honest, neither do I! Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 1

7:21am Wed 8 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

PressBoxTeaBoy wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
The most important message in this article is the fact that Birdcutt has, 'asked,' for a transfer, why, 'as,' for something that is being negotiated? The answer I come up with is the fact that Sunderland are not meeting our evaluation of the lad and the sale has been abandoned.

Formerly asking for a transfer raises the steaks, 'I want out,' is the message loud and clear. Mr. Bloom no only has two options, accept what Sunderland are offering or expect Oscar to field a lad that doesn't want to be here and one that won't want to risk injury should he wear the stripes again. Bridcutt has clearly been told that he is not leaving for the money being offered. I don't like this move by Bidders, it's a bit of a slap in the face of Brighton the club and the fans. He must know that if he continued to play, and played well, Sunderland would have to up their offer to get him, by his actions he seems to helping Poyet get him on the cheap.
What a load of rubbish. Its standard procedure in football when a club makes an offer for an otherwise "not for sale" player, that player is afforded the opportunity to official discuss the move with buying club, if he submitts a written transfer request. Its that simple.

In the game its known as covering your Ar5e. You'll notice how quickly some fans will turn on Bridcutt because their perception is "he wants out", when in fact it will be BHA asking for a request in writing.

This deal was always on the cards, but the written request from Bridcutt is just a formality of the inside protocols of football wheeling and dealing.

The negotiation on price will already be complete now and the written request is the button that allows Bridcutt to discuss terms. Expect the deal to be done this week.
What utter guff.
You clearly have no concept of how it works. The club don't need Bridcutt's permission to give him permission to speak to another club. He's their employee and the privilege is all there's. 'Standard procedure' and 'inside protocols' my whatsit...
This is all about the two clubs not agreeing on a fee and Bridcutt is holding a gun to TB's head because he's out of contract in the summer.
If your name is supposed to suggest you have insight, you need to listen more closely....
[quote][p][bold]PressBoxTeaBoy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The most important message in this article is the fact that Birdcutt has, 'asked,' for a transfer, why, 'as,' for something that is being negotiated? The answer I come up with is the fact that Sunderland are not meeting our evaluation of the lad and the sale has been abandoned. Formerly asking for a transfer raises the steaks, 'I want out,' is the message loud and clear. Mr. Bloom no only has two options, accept what Sunderland are offering or expect Oscar to field a lad that doesn't want to be here and one that won't want to risk injury should he wear the stripes again. Bridcutt has clearly been told that he is not leaving for the money being offered. I don't like this move by Bidders, it's a bit of a slap in the face of Brighton the club and the fans. He must know that if he continued to play, and played well, Sunderland would have to up their offer to get him, by his actions he seems to helping Poyet get him on the cheap.[/p][/quote]What a load of rubbish. Its standard procedure in football when a club makes an offer for an otherwise "not for sale" player, that player is afforded the opportunity to official discuss the move with buying club, if he submitts a written transfer request. Its that simple. In the game its known as covering your Ar5e. You'll notice how quickly some fans will turn on Bridcutt because their perception is "he wants out", when in fact it will be BHA asking for a request in writing. This deal was always on the cards, but the written request from Bridcutt is just a formality of the inside protocols of football wheeling and dealing. The negotiation on price will already be complete now and the written request is the button that allows Bridcutt to discuss terms. Expect the deal to be done this week.[/p][/quote]What utter guff. You clearly have no concept of how it works. The club don't need Bridcutt's permission to give him permission to speak to another club. He's their employee and the privilege is all there's. 'Standard procedure' and 'inside protocols' my whatsit... This is all about the two clubs not agreeing on a fee and Bridcutt is holding a gun to TB's head because he's out of contract in the summer. If your name is supposed to suggest you have insight, you need to listen more closely.... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 5

8:02am Wed 8 Jan 14

Vicente_1 says...

Daniel Levy proved that playing hard ball can work! Either stump up the cash or Liam stays simple! Yeah he has a contract ending in the summer but 2 million is hardly enough to say we must let him go! Gus is proving how little he cared about the club with this derisory offer, hope that smug grin is wiped off his face when they come down next year and he realises that having a relegation on his C.v will almost certainly delay the "top 4" job he wants! IMO as a sunderland fan id be worried that Liam is his top priority hes good but they have better CDM's already there! Think its just his ego trying to steal our players for the way he was sacked!
Daniel Levy proved that playing hard ball can work! Either stump up the cash or Liam stays simple! Yeah he has a contract ending in the summer but 2 million is hardly enough to say we must let him go! Gus is proving how little he cared about the club with this derisory offer, hope that smug grin is wiped off his face when they come down next year and he realises that having a relegation on his C.v will almost certainly delay the "top 4" job he wants! IMO as a sunderland fan id be worried that Liam is his top priority hes good but they have better CDM's already there! Think its just his ego trying to steal our players for the way he was sacked! Vicente_1
  • Score: 2

8:16am Wed 8 Jan 14

oksouthstander says...

As a midfielder how many goals has Bridcutt scored...NUFF said 4 mil thanks..
As a midfielder how many goals has Bridcutt scored...NUFF said 4 mil thanks.. oksouthstander
  • Score: -1

8:19am Wed 8 Jan 14

AlanDuffy says...

MHubbs wrote:
Been waiting for this news all day, as it seemed inevitable. As commented though, we need the fair asking price before we can let him go. Given that Gus touted his talents as reason for a goodly fee (when selling). We should expect him to honour his opinion of the player and part with a goodly fee now tha he is buying.
..and the chances of that? Get real.
[quote][p][bold]MHubbs[/bold] wrote: Been waiting for this news all day, as it seemed inevitable. As commented though, we need the fair asking price before we can let him go. Given that Gus touted his talents as reason for a goodly fee (when selling). We should expect him to honour his opinion of the player and part with a goodly fee now tha he is buying.[/p][/quote]..and the chances of that? Get real. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 0

8:30am Wed 8 Jan 14

Neville1973 says...

if Liam is out of contract in the summer then £2.5m is a good price and we should take the money now rather than nothing in the summer! Poyet and Liam share the same agent so no surprise that this has happened when Sunderland offer was declined now we have no choice really... keep a player that doesn`t want to play for us and will elave in the summer for nothing? TBH I appreciate that he has been coming back from injury but his last few games he has not been as solid as previous seasons... in short good luck Liam... Poyet show us the money!
if Liam is out of contract in the summer then £2.5m is a good price and we should take the money now rather than nothing in the summer! Poyet and Liam share the same agent so no surprise that this has happened when Sunderland offer was declined now we have no choice really... keep a player that doesn`t want to play for us and will elave in the summer for nothing? TBH I appreciate that he has been coming back from injury but his last few games he has not been as solid as previous seasons... in short good luck Liam... Poyet show us the money! Neville1973
  • Score: 1

8:53am Wed 8 Jan 14

thetungsten says...

Any offer for Bridcutt accepted under £4million would be derisory in my opinion! With the club adhering to the FFP rules (to the letter) the club can ill afford not to maximize its return for our prized asset.

On a separate note I believe that we should sign up Jed Wallace from Portsmouth. I have seen him play a couple of times and I believe he would walk into our team- he is that good, and another possible investment for the future- He will be an England / top Prem player!!
Any offer for Bridcutt accepted under £4million would be derisory in my opinion! With the club adhering to the FFP rules (to the letter) the club can ill afford not to maximize its return for our prized asset. On a separate note I believe that we should sign up Jed Wallace from Portsmouth. I have seen him play a couple of times and I believe he would walk into our team- he is that good, and another possible investment for the future- He will be an England / top Prem player!! thetungsten
  • Score: 0

8:54am Wed 8 Jan 14

Jo Wadsworth says...

mikeygit wrote:
ARGUS---I thought the Administrator was meant to read the posts on this site?? If so why do you keep allowing posts such as Sach00?????
Hi Mikey,

We don't actually read the posts as a matter of course - our policy is to respond to complaints, so please report any comments like this if you see them and we will take them down.
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: ARGUS---I thought the Administrator was meant to read the posts on this site?? If so why do you keep allowing posts such as Sach00?????[/p][/quote]Hi Mikey, We don't actually read the posts as a matter of course - our policy is to respond to complaints, so please report any comments like this if you see them and we will take them down. Jo Wadsworth
  • Score: 3

9:08am Wed 8 Jan 14

DuncanThickett says...

Inevitable I guess, but never nice to hear that the player actually WANTS to leave. That said, he has been great for us, and i wish him nothing but good things.
Inevitable I guess, but never nice to hear that the player actually WANTS to leave. That said, he has been great for us, and i wish him nothing but good things. DuncanThickett
  • Score: 2

9:10am Wed 8 Jan 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

LB's contract IS up in the summer, but not this summer! He's signed up until 2015, so we don't have to worry about his leaving for free this year.
LB's contract IS up in the summer, but not this summer! He's signed up until 2015, so we don't have to worry about his leaving for free this year. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 6

9:20am Wed 8 Jan 14

CumbrianSeagull says...

Thanks Liam and all the best for the future! As for the fee, get ready for the 'undisclosed fee' statement from the club!! Look on the bright side, it will give us all something to moan about!!
Thanks Liam and all the best for the future! As for the fee, get ready for the 'undisclosed fee' statement from the club!! Look on the bright side, it will give us all something to moan about!! CumbrianSeagull
  • Score: 1

9:24am Wed 8 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
LB's contract IS up in the summer, but not this summer! He's signed up until 2015, so we don't have to worry about his leaving for free this year.
If you're right (and I'm sure you are) it's a whole new ball game. I must admit, I thought it was THIS summer.
If so, call his/their bluff - either stump up or do one.
The poor lad is probably being manipulated by others and if so, the transfer request will not be his idea. If we sit tight and they don't cough. he'll come back into the fold, declare his undying love and play his heart out.
Will this happen? Who on earth knows????!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: LB's contract IS up in the summer, but not this summer! He's signed up until 2015, so we don't have to worry about his leaving for free this year.[/p][/quote]If you're right (and I'm sure you are) it's a whole new ball game. I must admit, I thought it was THIS summer. If so, call his/their bluff - either stump up or do one. The poor lad is probably being manipulated by others and if so, the transfer request will not be his idea. If we sit tight and they don't cough. he'll come back into the fold, declare his undying love and play his heart out. Will this happen? Who on earth knows????!!!! Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 1

10:05am Wed 8 Jan 14

pannell1 says...

let him go for no less than 4 mill lets face it a season or so in the prem will add to his value for poyet,sunderland and both their agent why should brighton loss out and use some of the cash on conway if he wants to play here.
let him go for no less than 4 mill lets face it a season or so in the prem will add to his value for poyet,sunderland and both their agent why should brighton loss out and use some of the cash on conway if he wants to play here. pannell1
  • Score: 1

10:17am Wed 8 Jan 14

tug509 says...

I am sorry but IF LB is "holding a gun" to Mr Bloom`s head over this deal ,i for one would feel sick every time i heard his name from this point on !. The respect accorded to him over recent years has been nothing short of hero worship ,when what he will earn is contempt.

I cant remember the details ,however . When Nigel Adkins was approached by Southampton to take the managers job ,Scunthorpe were in contract dificulties with the move ,i believe compensation was the main issue ,BUT to his great credit ,NA refused to comit fully UNTIL Scunthorpe recieved what they were due IN FULL ,he said he couldn`t in good conscience leave unless this was done . I doubt ,when GP , LB and his bottom feeder of an agent were cooking this idea up ,to stitch us up ,that any such decency crossed any of their minds ?!.
I am sorry but IF LB is "holding a gun" to Mr Bloom`s head over this deal ,i for one would feel sick every time i heard his name from this point on !. The respect accorded to him over recent years has been nothing short of hero worship ,when what he will earn is contempt. I cant remember the details ,however . When Nigel Adkins was approached by Southampton to take the managers job ,Scunthorpe were in contract dificulties with the move ,i believe compensation was the main issue ,BUT to his great credit ,NA refused to comit fully UNTIL Scunthorpe recieved what they were due IN FULL ,he said he couldn`t in good conscience leave unless this was done . I doubt ,when GP , LB and his bottom feeder of an agent were cooking this idea up ,to stitch us up ,that any such decency crossed any of their minds ?!. tug509
  • Score: 1

10:53am Wed 8 Jan 14

hoskins a winner says...

We need to offer Ince long term contract. We need to buy Conway.
We should swap Liam Bridcutt for Conor Wickham. He cost Sunderland £8,000,000 but now valued below Fletcher, Borini and Altidore yet has scored 7 goals in 9 games for a team at the bottom of the championship. How many more would he score for a play off team?
We need to offer Ince long term contract. We need to buy Conway. We should swap Liam Bridcutt for Conor Wickham. He cost Sunderland £8,000,000 but now valued below Fletcher, Borini and Altidore yet has scored 7 goals in 9 games for a team at the bottom of the championship. How many more would he score for a play off team? hoskins a winner
  • Score: 1

12:43pm Wed 8 Jan 14

barnieb says...

If Bridcutt wants out,let him go with the minimum of fuss and disruption to a team on the up.He has been a great servant to the club but his mind and loyalty lie elsewhere.We have an able replacement in Rohan Ince,who can play the same holding role and is a better tackler and header of the ball than Bridcutt and he has more potential.
Thanks for the memories Liam and good luck in the future,got a feeling though,that Brighton and Sunderland will be moving in opposite directions come the end of the season.
If Bridcutt wants out,let him go with the minimum of fuss and disruption to a team on the up.He has been a great servant to the club but his mind and loyalty lie elsewhere.We have an able replacement in Rohan Ince,who can play the same holding role and is a better tackler and header of the ball than Bridcutt and he has more potential. Thanks for the memories Liam and good luck in the future,got a feeling though,that Brighton and Sunderland will be moving in opposite directions come the end of the season. barnieb
  • Score: 2

1:41pm Wed 8 Jan 14

baltos says...

5mil plus is a must! But would love Seagulls to go up and Sunderland to go down and then see LB's reaction! Stick with us LB and go for a summer move!
5mil plus is a must! But would love Seagulls to go up and Sunderland to go down and then see LB's reaction! Stick with us LB and go for a summer move! baltos
  • Score: 2

2:11pm Wed 8 Jan 14

wrighty2908 says...

Let's hope Tony holds out for at least 4 million, I not bothered whether liam goes as I feel Ince provides a bet an attacking quality , liam gets to the halfway line and then seems to run out of ideas and just passes backwards. Liam has not been particulaly that productive since he has come back and the money could enable the cb to obtain the the players we need to make a push for the premiership probably next season.
Let's hope Tony holds out for at least 4 million, I not bothered whether liam goes as I feel Ince provides a bet an attacking quality , liam gets to the halfway line and then seems to run out of ideas and just passes backwards. Liam has not been particulaly that productive since he has come back and the money could enable the cb to obtain the the players we need to make a push for the premiership probably next season. wrighty2908
  • Score: -1

2:13pm Wed 8 Jan 14

seagulltess says...

Liam must go so let him do this without any fuss and ill feeling that we all had to put up with Gus Poyet. He has served the club very well since his arrival from Chelsea and his value has risen with his performances. In todays climate £5,0000 would be a fair deal. Conway has to come back with all the uncertainty regarding Buckley's injury problems etc; Another forward would be a good idea
Liam must go so let him do this without any fuss and ill feeling that we all had to put up with Gus Poyet. He has served the club very well since his arrival from Chelsea and his value has risen with his performances. In todays climate £5,0000 would be a fair deal. Conway has to come back with all the uncertainty regarding Buckley's injury problems etc; Another forward would be a good idea seagulltess
  • Score: 1

2:21pm Wed 8 Jan 14

seagulltess says...

Liam Bridcutt has been a fantastic player for this club so let him go without any ill feeling like we had with Gus Poyet. He deserves the chance to go play in the Premier League. For what it's worth I watched Sunderland last night and Cattermole playing in the holding role was not fit to lace Bridcutts boots. He is so much better. Conway has to come back because Buckley's injury problems are a concern. We also need a striker to help Ulloa . Dare I say someone similar to Barnes but more lethal.
Liam Bridcutt has been a fantastic player for this club so let him go without any ill feeling like we had with Gus Poyet. He deserves the chance to go play in the Premier League. For what it's worth I watched Sunderland last night and Cattermole playing in the holding role was not fit to lace Bridcutts boots. He is so much better. Conway has to come back because Buckley's injury problems are a concern. We also need a striker to help Ulloa . Dare I say someone similar to Barnes but more lethal. seagulltess
  • Score: 1

3:46pm Wed 8 Jan 14

tug509 says...

seagulltess wrote:
Liam must go so let him do this without any fuss and ill feeling that we all had to put up with Gus Poyet. He has served the club very well since his arrival from Chelsea and his value has risen with his performances. In todays climate £5,0000 would be a fair deal. Conway has to come back with all the uncertainty regarding Buckley's injury problems etc; Another forward would be a good idea
No offence intended but i hope you mean £5,000,000 ,it would be great to see Conway back on the left and Solly making his mark on the right ,that would leave Kaz for either a more central role or cover for the left ,likewise with Bucks and solly on the right ,i still agree with those who feel Kaz has something to offer as a striker !. UTA
[quote][p][bold]seagulltess[/bold] wrote: Liam must go so let him do this without any fuss and ill feeling that we all had to put up with Gus Poyet. He has served the club very well since his arrival from Chelsea and his value has risen with his performances. In todays climate £5,0000 would be a fair deal. Conway has to come back with all the uncertainty regarding Buckley's injury problems etc; Another forward would be a good idea[/p][/quote]No offence intended but i hope you mean £5,000,000 ,it would be great to see Conway back on the left and Solly making his mark on the right ,that would leave Kaz for either a more central role or cover for the left ,likewise with Bucks and solly on the right ,i still agree with those who feel Kaz has something to offer as a striker !. UTA tug509
  • Score: 3

4:28pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Gaz the great says...

Time to say goodbye until next season when we will be playing Poyet's latest team, if he's still in charge? Just not sure what league, Premiership or Championship!
Time to say goodbye until next season when we will be playing Poyet's latest team, if he's still in charge? Just not sure what league, Premiership or Championship! Gaz the great
  • Score: 0

4:40pm Wed 8 Jan 14

JollyRoger says...

I have no problem with him wanting to go but can't help feeling a move to Sunderland is not going to guarantee Premiership football next season. I could understand it more if other clubs were interested in him.

Good luck though Liam - a brilliant servant of the club.
I have no problem with him wanting to go but can't help feeling a move to Sunderland is not going to guarantee Premiership football next season. I could understand it more if other clubs were interested in him. Good luck though Liam - a brilliant servant of the club. JollyRoger
  • Score: 3

5:24pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Piglet1 says...

A contract is a contract and players are all very happy to sign them for many years when they feel it secures their future and consequently they should not try and duck out of them when they get a better offer.
Let the club negotiate with any interested parties and keep out of it until there is a possible deal on the table. Liam would be well advised to keep quiet so I am disappointed he has taken this action. Badly advised probably .
All players should realise the implications when they sign a deal, it is for the period stated unless they are told otherwise by their employer.
A contract is a contract and players are all very happy to sign them for many years when they feel it secures their future and consequently they should not try and duck out of them when they get a better offer. Let the club negotiate with any interested parties and keep out of it until there is a possible deal on the table. Liam would be well advised to keep quiet so I am disappointed he has taken this action. Badly advised probably . All players should realise the implications when they sign a deal, it is for the period stated unless they are told otherwise by their employer. Piglet1
  • Score: 3

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