Oscar could face Bridcutt dilemma

Liam Bridcutt

Liam Bridcutt

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Oscar Garcia is facing a selection dilemma – after Albion rejected Liam Bridcutt’s transfer request.

The Seagulls’ head coach must weigh up whether the midfielder is in the mood to face Birmingham on Saturday.

Albion confirmed late yesterday afternoon they had rejected Bridcutt’s request to leave.

The club are offering no further comment but The Argus understands Bridcutt trained as normal with the squad yesterday.

Oscar is likely to weigh up Bridcutt’s mindset and potential reaction from fans before finalising selection.

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5:34am Thu 9 Jan 14

saraman says...

A tricky one this for Oscar. This could be a case of damned if he does, damned if he doesn't. If Oscar plays him it could signal to the other members of the squad that any player can act up and not be rebuked.

As I said on a previous thread I would leave him out of the team including the bench until he comes to his senses or eventually sold for a realistic fee. Some time or the other Bridcutt will move on, so let's bite the bullet now in order to maintain a degree of cohesion within the squad

After all said and done, the squad has done astonishingly well during his absence through injury for a few months.
A tricky one this for Oscar. This could be a case of damned if he does, damned if he doesn't. If Oscar plays him it could signal to the other members of the squad that any player can act up and not be rebuked. As I said on a previous thread I would leave him out of the team including the bench until he comes to his senses or eventually sold for a realistic fee. Some time or the other Bridcutt will move on, so let's bite the bullet now in order to maintain a degree of cohesion within the squad After all said and done, the squad has done astonishingly well during his absence through injury for a few months. saraman
  • Score: 11

5:38am Thu 9 Jan 14

WestStander17 says...

As I said on a previous thread, Bridcutt has shown no signs of being anything other than a professional, level-headed lad. On that evidence, I would have no qualms or doubts with him playing and giving his all for us this Saturday and until any deal does happen.

I have my doubts that will happen as it doesn't seem to these days but I think it would be refreshing to see a young lad being so workmanlike. I'd like to think if he does play, all the fans get fully behind him too. I certainly will do!
As I said on a previous thread, Bridcutt has shown no signs of being anything other than a professional, level-headed lad. On that evidence, I would have no qualms or doubts with him playing and giving his all for us this Saturday and until any deal does happen. I have my doubts that will happen as it doesn't seem to these days but I think it would be refreshing to see a young lad being so workmanlike. I'd like to think if he does play, all the fans get fully behind him too. I certainly will do! WestStander17
  • Score: 18

6:00am Thu 9 Jan 14

saraman says...

WestStander17 wrote:
As I said on a previous thread, Bridcutt has shown no signs of being anything other than a professional, level-headed lad. On that evidence, I would have no qualms or doubts with him playing and giving his all for us this Saturday and until any deal does happen. I have my doubts that will happen as it doesn't seem to these days but I think it would be refreshing to see a young lad being so workmanlike. I'd like to think if he does play, all the fans get fully behind him too. I certainly will do!
I'm inclined to agree with some of what you say WestStander17, but what IF he has a stinker of a game and the crowd gets on his back. That would have a detrimental effect on the team and the possible loss of more home points.

No, Oscar needs to leave Bidcutt out completely to show loyalty to those that are committed to The Albion.
[quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: As I said on a previous thread, Bridcutt has shown no signs of being anything other than a professional, level-headed lad. On that evidence, I would have no qualms or doubts with him playing and giving his all for us this Saturday and until any deal does happen. I have my doubts that will happen as it doesn't seem to these days but I think it would be refreshing to see a young lad being so workmanlike. I'd like to think if he does play, all the fans get fully behind him too. I certainly will do![/p][/quote]I'm inclined to agree with some of what you say WestStander17, but what IF he has a stinker of a game and the crowd gets on his back. That would have a detrimental effect on the team and the possible loss of more home points. No, Oscar needs to leave Bidcutt out completely to show loyalty to those that are committed to The Albion. saraman
  • Score: 3

6:37am Thu 9 Jan 14

WestStander17 says...

saraman wrote:
WestStander17 wrote: As I said on a previous thread, Bridcutt has shown no signs of being anything other than a professional, level-headed lad. On that evidence, I would have no qualms or doubts with him playing and giving his all for us this Saturday and until any deal does happen. I have my doubts that will happen as it doesn't seem to these days but I think it would be refreshing to see a young lad being so workmanlike. I'd like to think if he does play, all the fans get fully behind him too. I certainly will do!
I'm inclined to agree with some of what you say WestStander17, but what IF he has a stinker of a game and the crowd gets on his back. That would have a detrimental effect on the team and the possible loss of more home points. No, Oscar needs to leave Bidcutt out completely to show loyalty to those that are committed to The Albion.
I take your point but when did Bridcutt last have a stinker?! He is a level above the Championship and just doesn't seem to be the sort of guy that would let his team-mates down to me.

But, I suggest Oscar will have a chat with him and he will make a decision from that. I'd like to see him play even if it is one last time.
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: As I said on a previous thread, Bridcutt has shown no signs of being anything other than a professional, level-headed lad. On that evidence, I would have no qualms or doubts with him playing and giving his all for us this Saturday and until any deal does happen. I have my doubts that will happen as it doesn't seem to these days but I think it would be refreshing to see a young lad being so workmanlike. I'd like to think if he does play, all the fans get fully behind him too. I certainly will do![/p][/quote]I'm inclined to agree with some of what you say WestStander17, but what IF he has a stinker of a game and the crowd gets on his back. That would have a detrimental effect on the team and the possible loss of more home points. No, Oscar needs to leave Bidcutt out completely to show loyalty to those that are committed to The Albion.[/p][/quote]I take your point but when did Bridcutt last have a stinker?! He is a level above the Championship and just doesn't seem to be the sort of guy that would let his team-mates down to me. But, I suggest Oscar will have a chat with him and he will make a decision from that. I'd like to see him play even if it is one last time. WestStander17
  • Score: 3

7:15am Thu 9 Jan 14

Hector66 says...

play him, he's a terrific pro and our best player. simples!
play him, he's a terrific pro and our best player. simples! Hector66
  • Score: 3

7:38am Thu 9 Jan 14

bbb1969 says...

The issue I have is that Bidders still needs to be playing to remain in the shop window and needs to be playing well. Unless it is a done deal then play him. Only thing I wuld be concerned with if he plays would be his committment in any hard tackles and that could cost us so in 2 minds really.
The issue I have is that Bidders still needs to be playing to remain in the shop window and needs to be playing well. Unless it is a done deal then play him. Only thing I wuld be concerned with if he plays would be his committment in any hard tackles and that could cost us so in 2 minds really. bbb1969
  • Score: -1

7:40am Thu 9 Jan 14

Alfie T says...

Since his return from injury he hasn't quite been the Liam of old, his mind is elsewhere and until the situation is resolved he shouldn't be in the squad. Liam has a brilliant rapport with the supporters and he wouldn't want to let them down with a poor performance, I think he'll be telling OG to leave him out.
Since his return from injury he hasn't quite been the Liam of old, his mind is elsewhere and until the situation is resolved he shouldn't be in the squad. Liam has a brilliant rapport with the supporters and he wouldn't want to let them down with a poor performance, I think he'll be telling OG to leave him out. Alfie T
  • Score: 9

7:59am Thu 9 Jan 14

jockithenoo says...

Alfie T wrote:
Since his return from injury he hasn't quite been the Liam of old, his mind is elsewhere and until the situation is resolved he shouldn't be in the squad. Liam has a brilliant rapport with the supporters and he wouldn't want to let them down with a poor performance, I think he'll be telling OG to leave him out.
I couldn't agree more liam has been an outstanding player for Albion until recently. Against Bournemouth he had a poor game imo he looked lacklustre and was far to deep .
He needs time to think about his next move whatever it may be
Give him a day out of the team. I'm sure we can cope perfectly well without him as we did before
Give us a team that's focused and committed to the CAUSE! !!!!!
WE MARCH ON
UTA
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: Since his return from injury he hasn't quite been the Liam of old, his mind is elsewhere and until the situation is resolved he shouldn't be in the squad. Liam has a brilliant rapport with the supporters and he wouldn't want to let them down with a poor performance, I think he'll be telling OG to leave him out.[/p][/quote]I couldn't agree more liam has been an outstanding player for Albion until recently. Against Bournemouth he had a poor game imo he looked lacklustre and was far to deep . He needs time to think about his next move whatever it may be Give him a day out of the team. I'm sure we can cope perfectly well without him as we did before Give us a team that's focused and committed to the CAUSE! !!!!! WE MARCH ON UTA jockithenoo
  • Score: 7

8:24am Thu 9 Jan 14

SeagullOverSelsey says...

saraman wrote:
A tricky one this for Oscar. This could be a case of damned if he does, damned if he doesn't. If Oscar plays him it could signal to the other members of the squad that any player can act up and not be rebuked.

As I said on a previous thread I would leave him out of the team including the bench until he comes to his senses or eventually sold for a realistic fee. Some time or the other Bridcutt will move on, so let's bite the bullet now in order to maintain a degree of cohesion within the squad

After all said and done, the squad has done astonishingly well during his absence through injury for a few months.
Absolutely spot on! Another point is that it looks that in three weeks time max.he will have left so why risk him getting crocked and any deal being scuppered.
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: A tricky one this for Oscar. This could be a case of damned if he does, damned if he doesn't. If Oscar plays him it could signal to the other members of the squad that any player can act up and not be rebuked. As I said on a previous thread I would leave him out of the team including the bench until he comes to his senses or eventually sold for a realistic fee. Some time or the other Bridcutt will move on, so let's bite the bullet now in order to maintain a degree of cohesion within the squad After all said and done, the squad has done astonishingly well during his absence through injury for a few months.[/p][/quote]Absolutely spot on! Another point is that it looks that in three weeks time max.he will have left so why risk him getting crocked and any deal being scuppered. SeagullOverSelsey
  • Score: -1

8:28am Thu 9 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

WestStander17 wrote:
saraman wrote:
WestStander17 wrote: As I said on a previous thread, Bridcutt has shown no signs of being anything other than a professional, level-headed lad. On that evidence, I would have no qualms or doubts with him playing and giving his all for us this Saturday and until any deal does happen. I have my doubts that will happen as it doesn't seem to these days but I think it would be refreshing to see a young lad being so workmanlike. I'd like to think if he does play, all the fans get fully behind him too. I certainly will do!
I'm inclined to agree with some of what you say WestStander17, but what IF he has a stinker of a game and the crowd gets on his back. That would have a detrimental effect on the team and the possible loss of more home points. No, Oscar needs to leave Bidcutt out completely to show loyalty to those that are committed to The Albion.
I take your point but when did Bridcutt last have a stinker?! He is a level above the Championship and just doesn't seem to be the sort of guy that would let his team-mates down to me.

But, I suggest Oscar will have a chat with him and he will make a decision from that. I'd like to see him play even if it is one last time.
I'm with you on this one WestStander.

Let's throw Liam straight back in to the mix and not give him time to feel sorry for himself and sulk.
Like you I think the guy is an extremely good professional and will give his all for the cause.
I also wouldn't mind betting that Liam would receive and ovation from the fans like nothing seen before at the Amex.. I have faith in us, the supporters to help Liam move on.

Uta
[quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: As I said on a previous thread, Bridcutt has shown no signs of being anything other than a professional, level-headed lad. On that evidence, I would have no qualms or doubts with him playing and giving his all for us this Saturday and until any deal does happen. I have my doubts that will happen as it doesn't seem to these days but I think it would be refreshing to see a young lad being so workmanlike. I'd like to think if he does play, all the fans get fully behind him too. I certainly will do![/p][/quote]I'm inclined to agree with some of what you say WestStander17, but what IF he has a stinker of a game and the crowd gets on his back. That would have a detrimental effect on the team and the possible loss of more home points. No, Oscar needs to leave Bidcutt out completely to show loyalty to those that are committed to The Albion.[/p][/quote]I take your point but when did Bridcutt last have a stinker?! He is a level above the Championship and just doesn't seem to be the sort of guy that would let his team-mates down to me. But, I suggest Oscar will have a chat with him and he will make a decision from that. I'd like to see him play even if it is one last time.[/p][/quote]I'm with you on this one WestStander. Let's throw Liam straight back in to the mix and not give him time to feel sorry for himself and sulk. Like you I think the guy is an extremely good professional and will give his all for the cause. I also wouldn't mind betting that Liam would receive and ovation from the fans like nothing seen before at the Amex.. I have faith in us, the supporters to help Liam move on. Uta SMF20
  • Score: 4

8:31am Thu 9 Jan 14

Withdean-er says...

Alfie T wrote:
Since his return from injury he hasn't quite been the Liam of old, his mind is elsewhere and until the situation is resolved he shouldn't be in the squad. Liam has a brilliant rapport with the supporters and he wouldn't want to let them down with a poor performance, I think he'll be telling OG to leave him out.
Asking to be left out when fit is incredibly rare, and is reserved for the devious likes of Modric when engineering a move. Bridcutt I think will remain professional to the end, and in addition fulfil his side of the contract in being available to play. There is no need for sulking and I don't think he's that type .... one way or another he will be in a PL squad come 1st Sept and he knows it (unless he joins Sunderland this January and they get relegated!)
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: Since his return from injury he hasn't quite been the Liam of old, his mind is elsewhere and until the situation is resolved he shouldn't be in the squad. Liam has a brilliant rapport with the supporters and he wouldn't want to let them down with a poor performance, I think he'll be telling OG to leave him out.[/p][/quote]Asking to be left out when fit is incredibly rare, and is reserved for the devious likes of Modric when engineering a move. Bridcutt I think will remain professional to the end, and in addition fulfil his side of the contract in being available to play. There is no need for sulking and I don't think he's that type .... one way or another he will be in a PL squad come 1st Sept and he knows it (unless he joins Sunderland this January and they get relegated!) Withdean-er
  • Score: 0

8:36am Thu 9 Jan 14

mikeygit says...

My opinion is that he is still an Albion player, being paid to do a job by Albion. If Liam is good enough to play in the team then Oscar should select him. If not how long do you leave him out. He is a professional and as such should do his best for his employers whilst he is with us. If you start to leave him out WHEN do you start to play him again. ALL players, irrespective of what is going on behind the scenes have a duty to do their best and will/should be selected on their merits.
My opinion is that he is still an Albion player, being paid to do a job by Albion. If Liam is good enough to play in the team then Oscar should select him. If not how long do you leave him out. He is a professional and as such should do his best for his employers whilst he is with us. If you start to leave him out WHEN do you start to play him again. ALL players, irrespective of what is going on behind the scenes have a duty to do their best and will/should be selected on their merits. mikeygit
  • Score: 0

8:46am Thu 9 Jan 14

jockithenoo says...

mikeygit wrote:
My opinion is that he is still an Albion player, being paid to do a job by Albion. If Liam is good enough to play in the team then Oscar should select him. If not how long do you leave him out. He is a professional and as such should do his best for his employers whilst he is with us. If you start to leave him out WHEN do you start to play him again. ALL players, irrespective of what is going on behind the scenes have a duty to do their best and will/should be selected on their merits.
It's alright to say that but if you're not happy in you're job you don't put in a decent shift.
If you're employer doesn't agree with what you want and tell you off
you don't give value for money
SIMPLES
UTA
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: My opinion is that he is still an Albion player, being paid to do a job by Albion. If Liam is good enough to play in the team then Oscar should select him. If not how long do you leave him out. He is a professional and as such should do his best for his employers whilst he is with us. If you start to leave him out WHEN do you start to play him again. ALL players, irrespective of what is going on behind the scenes have a duty to do their best and will/should be selected on their merits.[/p][/quote]It's alright to say that but if you're not happy in you're job you don't put in a decent shift. If you're employer doesn't agree with what you want and tell you off you don't give value for money SIMPLES UTA jockithenoo
  • Score: -1

8:50am Thu 9 Jan 14

Alfie T says...

Withdean-er wrote:
Alfie T wrote:
Since his return from injury he hasn't quite been the Liam of old, his mind is elsewhere and until the situation is resolved he shouldn't be in the squad. Liam has a brilliant rapport with the supporters and he wouldn't want to let them down with a poor performance, I think he'll be telling OG to leave him out.
Asking to be left out when fit is incredibly rare, and is reserved for the devious likes of Modric when engineering a move. Bridcutt I think will remain professional to the end, and in addition fulfil his side of the contract in being available to play. There is no need for sulking and I don't think he's that type .... one way or another he will be in a PL squad come 1st Sept and he knows it (unless he joins Sunderland this January and they get relegated!)
Asking to be left out because his mind isn't on the job is professional in my opinion, I think the last thing Liam wants to do is let his team mates and the supporters down.
Remember we have a big game on Saturday, and three points are a must,therefore we need the total squad focused on achieving just that. Everything else will have to take a back seat until then, I'm certain OG is only thinking about winning on Saturday.
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: Since his return from injury he hasn't quite been the Liam of old, his mind is elsewhere and until the situation is resolved he shouldn't be in the squad. Liam has a brilliant rapport with the supporters and he wouldn't want to let them down with a poor performance, I think he'll be telling OG to leave him out.[/p][/quote]Asking to be left out when fit is incredibly rare, and is reserved for the devious likes of Modric when engineering a move. Bridcutt I think will remain professional to the end, and in addition fulfil his side of the contract in being available to play. There is no need for sulking and I don't think he's that type .... one way or another he will be in a PL squad come 1st Sept and he knows it (unless he joins Sunderland this January and they get relegated!)[/p][/quote]Asking to be left out because his mind isn't on the job is professional in my opinion, I think the last thing Liam wants to do is let his team mates and the supporters down. Remember we have a big game on Saturday, and three points are a must,therefore we need the total squad focused on achieving just that. Everything else will have to take a back seat until then, I'm certain OG is only thinking about winning on Saturday. Alfie T
  • Score: 1

9:30am Thu 9 Jan 14

wrighty2908 says...

WestStander17 wrote:
saraman wrote:
WestStander17 wrote: As I said on a previous thread, Bridcutt has shown no signs of being anything other than a professional, level-headed lad. On that evidence, I would have no qualms or doubts with him playing and giving his all for us this Saturday and until any deal does happen. I have my doubts that will happen as it doesn't seem to these days but I think it would be refreshing to see a young lad being so workmanlike. I'd like to think if he does play, all the fans get fully behind him too. I certainly will do!
I'm inclined to agree with some of what you say WestStander17, but what IF he has a stinker of a game and the crowd gets on his back. That would have a detrimental effect on the team and the possible loss of more home points. No, Oscar needs to leave Bidcutt out completely to show loyalty to those that are committed to The Albion.
I take your point but when did Bridcutt last have a stinker?! He is a level above the Championship and just doesn't seem to be the sort of guy that would let his team-mates down to me.

But, I suggest Oscar will have a chat with him and he will make a decision from that. I'd like to see him play even if it is one last time.
Try new years day against Bournemouth he was awful, it looked like he didn't want to make any challenges just in case he got himself injured, as far as I'm concerned when you put the blue and white shirt on you give 100%.
[quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: As I said on a previous thread, Bridcutt has shown no signs of being anything other than a professional, level-headed lad. On that evidence, I would have no qualms or doubts with him playing and giving his all for us this Saturday and until any deal does happen. I have my doubts that will happen as it doesn't seem to these days but I think it would be refreshing to see a young lad being so workmanlike. I'd like to think if he does play, all the fans get fully behind him too. I certainly will do![/p][/quote]I'm inclined to agree with some of what you say WestStander17, but what IF he has a stinker of a game and the crowd gets on his back. That would have a detrimental effect on the team and the possible loss of more home points. No, Oscar needs to leave Bidcutt out completely to show loyalty to those that are committed to The Albion.[/p][/quote]I take your point but when did Bridcutt last have a stinker?! He is a level above the Championship and just doesn't seem to be the sort of guy that would let his team-mates down to me. But, I suggest Oscar will have a chat with him and he will make a decision from that. I'd like to see him play even if it is one last time.[/p][/quote]Try new years day against Bournemouth he was awful, it looked like he didn't want to make any challenges just in case he got himself injured, as far as I'm concerned when you put the blue and white shirt on you give 100%. wrighty2908
  • Score: 3

9:31am Thu 9 Jan 14

pannell1 says...

as its been said im sure liams a pro and will get on with it if sunderland or any other club that want to make a realistic offer the club will look at it again but seeing that gus had nothing to do with sunderlands offer we can count sunderland out now!!!!!!
as its been said im sure liams a pro and will get on with it if sunderland or any other club that want to make a realistic offer the club will look at it again but seeing that gus had nothing to do with sunderlands offer we can count sunderland out now!!!!!! pannell1
  • Score: 1

9:48am Thu 9 Jan 14

Baldseagull says...

Liam will not want an injury to ruin his chance of a move, until Sunderland state that they have withdrawn interest, or the window closes he is not going to be all in on the 50-50 balls, however professional he is it will be in the back of his mind until there is no possibility of it happening.
On the other hand, if Sunderland see that we are playing him and that he could pick up an injury that would prevent him coming to them, they might hurry up with their top bid and we can all move on.
Liam will not want an injury to ruin his chance of a move, until Sunderland state that they have withdrawn interest, or the window closes he is not going to be all in on the 50-50 balls, however professional he is it will be in the back of his mind until there is no possibility of it happening. On the other hand, if Sunderland see that we are playing him and that he could pick up an injury that would prevent him coming to them, they might hurry up with their top bid and we can all move on. Baldseagull
  • Score: 1

10:14am Thu 9 Jan 14

graham w says...

Im sure oscar& tony will do the right thing it depends on liams mind, will it be focused. ..the lad has obviously had bad advice again by an agent.And tony is not the boy to play hard ball with.he isnt as wealthy as he is by making bad calls.
Im sure oscar& tony will do the right thing it depends on liams mind, will it be focused. ..the lad has obviously had bad advice again by an agent.And tony is not the boy to play hard ball with.he isnt as wealthy as he is by making bad calls. graham w
  • Score: 2

10:21am Thu 9 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

Baldseagull wrote:
Liam will not want an injury to ruin his chance of a move, until Sunderland state that they have withdrawn interest, or the window closes he is not going to be all in on the 50-50 balls, however professional he is it will be in the back of his mind until there is no possibility of it happening.
On the other hand, if Sunderland see that we are playing him and that he could pick up an injury that would prevent him coming to them, they might hurry up with their top bid and we can all move on.
Sunderland can do one as far as I'm concerned.

Gus has clearly tapped Liam up and blown sunshine up his backside and yet his club offer a derisory fee for him...
Liam should see through this and understand that grass isn't always greener.
Sunderland also seem to be in for just about every player available... It smacks of desperation and again is something that Liam should be able to see through.

As you may have guessed.. I'm a little sick of hearing about Sunderland already.

Uta
[quote][p][bold]Baldseagull[/bold] wrote: Liam will not want an injury to ruin his chance of a move, until Sunderland state that they have withdrawn interest, or the window closes he is not going to be all in on the 50-50 balls, however professional he is it will be in the back of his mind until there is no possibility of it happening. On the other hand, if Sunderland see that we are playing him and that he could pick up an injury that would prevent him coming to them, they might hurry up with their top bid and we can all move on.[/p][/quote]Sunderland can do one as far as I'm concerned. Gus has clearly tapped Liam up and blown sunshine up his backside and yet his club offer a derisory fee for him... Liam should see through this and understand that grass isn't always greener. Sunderland also seem to be in for just about every player available... It smacks of desperation and again is something that Liam should be able to see through. As you may have guessed.. I'm a little sick of hearing about Sunderland already. Uta SMF20
  • Score: 0

11:00am Thu 9 Jan 14

mrgull says...

Bridcuut is a pro footballer contracted to BHA,But he now fels the urge to progress to a premier club.His route to Sunderland is not completely blocked but there are 1 or 2 obstacles in the way,and IMO his only choice now is to continue playing his very best game ,and make all the interested parties come out with their chequebooks, not go into his shell ,He is without doubt a talented player,but equally we are a club that will no longer tolerate being taken advantage of by some of the big boys....Finally I think its only a matter of time before we become one of the big boys a club that everybody looks up to,and a club you would be proud to play for
Bridcuut is a pro footballer contracted to BHA,But he now fels the urge to progress to a premier club.His route to Sunderland is not completely blocked but there are 1 or 2 obstacles in the way,and IMO his only choice now is to continue playing his very best game ,and make all the interested parties come out with their chequebooks, not go into his shell ,He is without doubt a talented player,but equally we are a club that will no longer tolerate being taken advantage of by some of the big boys....Finally I think its only a matter of time before we become one of the big boys a club that everybody looks up to,and a club you would be proud to play for mrgull
  • Score: 2

11:08am Thu 9 Jan 14

Claude Back says...

Baldseagull wrote:
Liam will not want an injury to ruin his chance of a move, until Sunderland state that they have withdrawn interest, or the window closes he is not going to be all in on the 50-50 balls, however professional he is it will be in the back of his mind until there is no possibility of it happening.
On the other hand, if Sunderland see that we are playing him and that he could pick up an injury that would prevent him coming to them, they might hurry up with their top bid and we can all move on.
Exactly!
Albion won't risk him getting injured. They want the money to invest in another player.
[quote][p][bold]Baldseagull[/bold] wrote: Liam will not want an injury to ruin his chance of a move, until Sunderland state that they have withdrawn interest, or the window closes he is not going to be all in on the 50-50 balls, however professional he is it will be in the back of his mind until there is no possibility of it happening. On the other hand, if Sunderland see that we are playing him and that he could pick up an injury that would prevent him coming to them, they might hurry up with their top bid and we can all move on.[/p][/quote]Exactly! Albion won't risk him getting injured. They want the money to invest in another player. Claude Back
  • Score: 0

12:17pm Thu 9 Jan 14

farside says...

He will get a great reception from fans.
Select him if he is in the right frame of mind.
He will get a great reception from fans. Select him if he is in the right frame of mind. farside
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12:49pm Thu 9 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

I posed this very question earlier in the week, what does Oscar do that is best for club and player, and that was before he asked for a transfer.
If self preservation kicks in Bridcutt will not be interested in 50/50 tackles, that will not be good for us. The lad has no need to keep himself in the shop window, everyone and his dog knows what he can do. If I am a suit at Sunderland and my club truly want Bridders, then I would up my offer at some point today or tomorrow, and by doing so, keep the pressure on Brighton not to play him and protect him from any risk of injury.
I posed this very question earlier in the week, what does Oscar do that is best for club and player, and that was before he asked for a transfer. If self preservation kicks in Bridcutt will not be interested in 50/50 tackles, that will not be good for us. The lad has no need to keep himself in the shop window, everyone and his dog knows what he can do. If I am a suit at Sunderland and my club truly want Bridders, then I would up my offer at some point today or tomorrow, and by doing so, keep the pressure on Brighton not to play him and protect him from any risk of injury. VegasSeagull
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12:51pm Thu 9 Jan 14

tinker111 says...

farside wrote:
He will get a great reception from fans.
Select him if he is in the right frame of mind.
well said I for one will be there with both hand going it
[quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: He will get a great reception from fans. Select him if he is in the right frame of mind.[/p][/quote]well said I for one will be there with both hand going it tinker111
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1:00pm Thu 9 Jan 14

rolivan says...

In an ideal world I would like to see Liam on the bench and with us 2-0 up with 20 mins to go bring him on to a standing ovation maybe he and his agent might tell Gus he wants to stay . He wants to play in the
Premiership but it looks like less than 20 games will be all he might end up with.
In an ideal world I would like to see Liam on the bench and with us 2-0 up with 20 mins to go bring him on to a standing ovation maybe he and his agent might tell Gus he wants to stay . He wants to play in the Premiership but it looks like less than 20 games will be all he might end up with. rolivan
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2:06pm Thu 9 Jan 14

WestStander17 says...

wrighty2908 wrote:
WestStander17 wrote:
saraman wrote:
WestStander17 wrote: As I said on a previous thread, Bridcutt has shown no signs of being anything other than a professional, level-headed lad. On that evidence, I would have no qualms or doubts with him playing and giving his all for us this Saturday and until any deal does happen. I have my doubts that will happen as it doesn't seem to these days but I think it would be refreshing to see a young lad being so workmanlike. I'd like to think if he does play, all the fans get fully behind him too. I certainly will do!
I'm inclined to agree with some of what you say WestStander17, but what IF he has a stinker of a game and the crowd gets on his back. That would have a detrimental effect on the team and the possible loss of more home points. No, Oscar needs to leave Bidcutt out completely to show loyalty to those that are committed to The Albion.
I take your point but when did Bridcutt last have a stinker?! He is a level above the Championship and just doesn't seem to be the sort of guy that would let his team-mates down to me.

But, I suggest Oscar will have a chat with him and he will make a decision from that. I'd like to see him play even if it is one last time.
Try new years day against Bournemouth he was awful, it looked like he didn't want to make any challenges just in case he got himself injured, as far as I'm concerned when you put the blue and white shirt on you give 100%.
He wasn't any worse than anyone else on New Year's Day! He wasn't up to his brilliant best no-one was, it was an awful game. Full stop.

Plus, he has played and played well since. He hasn't shown out as much since playing alongside Ince but that's because they sharing the workload he used to have to do on his own.

If he's up for it, play him. And, some on here say Gus lacks class...if Liam plays on Saturday, let's show our class by giving him the best reception anyone has had at the Amex so far. Barring Vicente, he is the best player to play there!
[quote][p][bold]wrighty2908[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: As I said on a previous thread, Bridcutt has shown no signs of being anything other than a professional, level-headed lad. On that evidence, I would have no qualms or doubts with him playing and giving his all for us this Saturday and until any deal does happen. I have my doubts that will happen as it doesn't seem to these days but I think it would be refreshing to see a young lad being so workmanlike. I'd like to think if he does play, all the fans get fully behind him too. I certainly will do![/p][/quote]I'm inclined to agree with some of what you say WestStander17, but what IF he has a stinker of a game and the crowd gets on his back. That would have a detrimental effect on the team and the possible loss of more home points. No, Oscar needs to leave Bidcutt out completely to show loyalty to those that are committed to The Albion.[/p][/quote]I take your point but when did Bridcutt last have a stinker?! He is a level above the Championship and just doesn't seem to be the sort of guy that would let his team-mates down to me. But, I suggest Oscar will have a chat with him and he will make a decision from that. I'd like to see him play even if it is one last time.[/p][/quote]Try new years day against Bournemouth he was awful, it looked like he didn't want to make any challenges just in case he got himself injured, as far as I'm concerned when you put the blue and white shirt on you give 100%.[/p][/quote]He wasn't any worse than anyone else on New Year's Day! He wasn't up to his brilliant best no-one was, it was an awful game. Full stop. Plus, he has played and played well since. He hasn't shown out as much since playing alongside Ince but that's because they sharing the workload he used to have to do on his own. If he's up for it, play him. And, some on here say Gus lacks class...if Liam plays on Saturday, let's show our class by giving him the best reception anyone has had at the Amex so far. Barring Vicente, he is the best player to play there! WestStander17
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5:02pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Perseus says...

I am not so sure he warrants a place oi merit at the moment.
I am not so sure he warrants a place oi merit at the moment. Perseus
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10:12pm Fri 10 Jan 14

sussexram40 says...

Cant play him now.
You cant refuse a transfer request. In reality the player will just play rubbish and forced the club to sell him. Thats happens all the time.
It's all postering anyway to get a bigger fee from Sunderland. We all know Bridcutt will be off by Jan 31st.
Cant play him now. You cant refuse a transfer request. In reality the player will just play rubbish and forced the club to sell him. Thats happens all the time. It's all postering anyway to get a bigger fee from Sunderland. We all know Bridcutt will be off by Jan 31st. sussexram40
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