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Transfer window watch update: Albion interested in Cardiff striker

The Argus: Joe Mason is a target for Albion Joe Mason is a target for Albion

Albion have Cardiff's Joe Mason on their radar as they weigh up their striker options.

The Seagulls are looking at Mason as a possible replacement for Ashley Barnes if he moves to Leeds or Burnley, The Argus can reveal.

Mason is in a similar situation at Cardiff to winger Craig Conway, who Albion want back on loan.

The 22-year-old bought from Plymouth for £250,000 in July 2011 helped the Welshmen to promotion from the Championship last season but has not featured for them in the Premier League.

Former Republic of Ireland under 21 international Mason has just returned from a loan spell with Bolton Wanderers.

The Seagulls would face competition to secure the £600,000-rated marksman from Championship rivals Bolton and others.

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11:37am Thu 9 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

Lots of speculation this morning...

I have only 2 wishes..

1, What we get in is better than what we let go.
2, let's do it quickly and push on.

Uta
Lots of speculation this morning... I have only 2 wishes.. 1, What we get in is better than what we let go. 2, let's do it quickly and push on. Uta SMF20
  • Score: 23

11:39am Thu 9 Jan 14

Qantitative Easing says...

Thought he was older than 22. Lets keep him and Conway in asap.
(If Barnes is going...)
Thought he was older than 22. Lets keep him and Conway in asap. (If Barnes is going...) Qantitative Easing
  • Score: 15

11:39am Thu 9 Jan 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

Help! I can't keep up !
Help! I can't keep up ! B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 8

11:40am Thu 9 Jan 14

Qantitative Easing says...

Qantitative Easing wrote:
Thought he was older than 22. Lets keep him and Conway in asap. (If Barnes is going...)
Should have said GET not keep.
[quote][p][bold]Qantitative Easing[/bold] wrote: Thought he was older than 22. Lets keep him and Conway in asap. (If Barnes is going...)[/p][/quote]Should have said GET not keep. Qantitative Easing
  • Score: 2

11:42am Thu 9 Jan 14

Chi Gull says...

Mason has always looked pretty useful when I have seen him play. Not sure about his all round game compared with Ash, but would be a good replacement I would say. Interesting that we seem to only want Conway on loan - as cover for Buckley and our other injury prone wide players I assume?

So much for this being a quiet transfer window.
Mason has always looked pretty useful when I have seen him play. Not sure about his all round game compared with Ash, but would be a good replacement I would say. Interesting that we seem to only want Conway on loan - as cover for Buckley and our other injury prone wide players I assume? So much for this being a quiet transfer window. Chi Gull
  • Score: 12

11:59am Thu 9 Jan 14

Cap'n Pugwash says...

Time for Noone and Conway to convince him that The Amex is the place to be.
Time for Noone and Conway to convince him that The Amex is the place to be. Cap'n Pugwash
  • Score: 14

12:11pm Thu 9 Jan 14

mikeygit says...

SMF20--I think we would all wish that things were done quickly, but I think in reality does not always work out that way, when agents are involved and maybe other clubs. One thing for sure the phone lines must be hot!!!
SMF20--I think we would all wish that things were done quickly, but I think in reality does not always work out that way, when agents are involved and maybe other clubs. One thing for sure the phone lines must be hot!!! mikeygit
  • Score: 4

12:13pm Thu 9 Jan 14

mikeygit says...

ChiGull--re Conway yes agree I thought it had been said by Mr Jones awhile ago that we would want Conway on a permanent basis.
ChiGull--re Conway yes agree I thought it had been said by Mr Jones awhile ago that we would want Conway on a permanent basis. mikeygit
  • Score: 3

12:18pm Thu 9 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Chi Gull wrote:
Mason has always looked pretty useful when I have seen him play. Not sure about his all round game compared with Ash, but would be a good replacement I would say. Interesting that we seem to only want Conway on loan - as cover for Buckley and our other injury prone wide players I assume?

So much for this being a quiet transfer window.
I would guess that the fact that Conway's contract expires this summer has something to do with only taking him on loan at this time, Mason is under contract until 2016. We can buy Mason now and sign Conway on a free for next season.
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Mason has always looked pretty useful when I have seen him play. Not sure about his all round game compared with Ash, but would be a good replacement I would say. Interesting that we seem to only want Conway on loan - as cover for Buckley and our other injury prone wide players I assume? So much for this being a quiet transfer window.[/p][/quote]I would guess that the fact that Conway's contract expires this summer has something to do with only taking him on loan at this time, Mason is under contract until 2016. We can buy Mason now and sign Conway on a free for next season. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 5

12:19pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Albion23 says...

SMF20 wrote:
Lots of speculation this morning...

I have only 2 wishes..

1, What we get in is better than what we let go.
2, let's do it quickly and push on.

Uta
Spot on (S M F 20 ). Heartily agree, Lets get on with it.

Come on you Seagulls........
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: Lots of speculation this morning... I have only 2 wishes.. 1, What we get in is better than what we let go. 2, let's do it quickly and push on. Uta[/p][/quote]Spot on (S M F 20 ). Heartily agree, Lets get on with it. Come on you Seagulls........ Albion23
  • Score: 2

12:25pm Thu 9 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Chi Gull wrote:
Mason has always looked pretty useful when I have seen him play. Not sure about his all round game compared with Ash, but would be a good replacement I would say. Interesting that we seem to only want Conway on loan - as cover for Buckley and our other injury prone wide players I assume?

So much for this being a quiet transfer window.
I would guess that the fact that Conway's contract expires this summer has something to do with only taking him on loan at this time, Mason is under contract until 2016. We can buy Mason now and sign Conway on a free for next season.
In an ideal world Vegas that scenario would happen...

In reality, why would Cardiff let him go out on loan again and get nothing in 6 months when they could sell him now and pick up a handy fee.

Would we let Barnes out on loan now giving Burnley/Leeds the opportunity of a freebie soon?

Just a thought.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Mason has always looked pretty useful when I have seen him play. Not sure about his all round game compared with Ash, but would be a good replacement I would say. Interesting that we seem to only want Conway on loan - as cover for Buckley and our other injury prone wide players I assume? So much for this being a quiet transfer window.[/p][/quote]I would guess that the fact that Conway's contract expires this summer has something to do with only taking him on loan at this time, Mason is under contract until 2016. We can buy Mason now and sign Conway on a free for next season.[/p][/quote]In an ideal world Vegas that scenario would happen... In reality, why would Cardiff let him go out on loan again and get nothing in 6 months when they could sell him now and pick up a handy fee. Would we let Barnes out on loan now giving Burnley/Leeds the opportunity of a freebie soon? Just a thought. SMF20
  • Score: 7

12:31pm Thu 9 Jan 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

Wow - busy time - I'm sure Oscar loves all this like a hole in his head!!! Well Mason, like Barnes, is a West Country boy - not a prolific goal scorer - roughly 1 in 5 compared to Ash's +/- 1 in 3. Doesn't seem as tall or strong as Ashley but you never know. As long as all of this is being done with OG's blessing - then it's fine by me. Maybe the Bible was wrong when it said 'the wise men came from the East'!!!
Wow - busy time - I'm sure Oscar loves all this like a hole in his head!!! Well Mason, like Barnes, is a West Country boy - not a prolific goal scorer - roughly 1 in 5 compared to Ash's +/- 1 in 3. Doesn't seem as tall or strong as Ashley but you never know. As long as all of this is being done with OG's blessing - then it's fine by me. Maybe the Bible was wrong when it said 'the wise men came from the East'!!! WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 0

12:39pm Thu 9 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

SMF20 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Chi Gull wrote:
Mason has always looked pretty useful when I have seen him play. Not sure about his all round game compared with Ash, but would be a good replacement I would say. Interesting that we seem to only want Conway on loan - as cover for Buckley and our other injury prone wide players I assume?

So much for this being a quiet transfer window.
I would guess that the fact that Conway's contract expires this summer has something to do with only taking him on loan at this time, Mason is under contract until 2016. We can buy Mason now and sign Conway on a free for next season.
In an ideal world Vegas that scenario would happen...

In reality, why would Cardiff let him go out on loan again and get nothing in 6 months when they could sell him now and pick up a handy fee.

Would we let Barnes out on loan now giving Burnley/Leeds the opportunity of a freebie soon?

Just a thought.
SMF20, I am not saying it would be good business by Cardiff, and maybe we are in secret talks to buy him, but it was the only thing I could come up with as to why.
I guess it's also possible that Conway, when agreeing to go out on loan to us, obtained a promise of a no fee release should we want him. I would not be surprised to hear that he is on his way back to us on loan until the end of the season.
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Mason has always looked pretty useful when I have seen him play. Not sure about his all round game compared with Ash, but would be a good replacement I would say. Interesting that we seem to only want Conway on loan - as cover for Buckley and our other injury prone wide players I assume? So much for this being a quiet transfer window.[/p][/quote]I would guess that the fact that Conway's contract expires this summer has something to do with only taking him on loan at this time, Mason is under contract until 2016. We can buy Mason now and sign Conway on a free for next season.[/p][/quote]In an ideal world Vegas that scenario would happen... In reality, why would Cardiff let him go out on loan again and get nothing in 6 months when they could sell him now and pick up a handy fee. Would we let Barnes out on loan now giving Burnley/Leeds the opportunity of a freebie soon? Just a thought.[/p][/quote]SMF20, I am not saying it would be good business by Cardiff, and maybe we are in secret talks to buy him, but it was the only thing I could come up with as to why. I guess it's also possible that Conway, when agreeing to go out on loan to us, obtained a promise of a no fee release should we want him. I would not be surprised to hear that he is on his way back to us on loan until the end of the season. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

12:39pm Thu 9 Jan 14

cgull5 says...

My concern is that we keep looking at signing players that 'got promoted' but then 'don't feature' in their respective premiership squads. I appreciate that getting up is one thing and staying up is another, but surely we should be thinking longer term. Mason and Conway don't tick the right boxes for me. If they're not good enough for Cardiff, they're not good enough for Brighton. Get up with a squad that is capable of playing - like Swansea did a couple of years ago and then build from there by adding more and more quality. I'd sooner wait a year or two.. Just my opinion!
My concern is that we keep looking at signing players that 'got promoted' but then 'don't feature' in their respective premiership squads. I appreciate that getting up is one thing and staying up is another, but surely we should be thinking longer term. Mason and Conway don't tick the right boxes for me. If they're not good enough for Cardiff, they're not good enough for Brighton. Get up with a squad that is capable of playing - like Swansea did a couple of years ago and then build from there by adding more and more quality. I'd sooner wait a year or two.. Just my opinion! cgull5
  • Score: 4

1:05pm Thu 9 Jan 14

fansunited says...

cgull5 wrote:
My concern is that we keep looking at signing players that 'got promoted' but then 'don't feature' in their respective premiership squads. I appreciate that getting up is one thing and staying up is another, but surely we should be thinking longer term. Mason and Conway don't tick the right boxes for me. If they're not good enough for Cardiff, they're not good enough for Brighton. Get up with a squad that is capable of playing - like Swansea did a couple of years ago and then build from there by adding more and more quality. I'd sooner wait a year or two.. Just my opinion!
Championship and PL are 2 very different leagues, you need different types of players to get you there and different players to keep you there, not many of Brigton's current player's would survie in the PL, and untll we can get up there we won't be able to afford PL players!
[quote][p][bold]cgull5[/bold] wrote: My concern is that we keep looking at signing players that 'got promoted' but then 'don't feature' in their respective premiership squads. I appreciate that getting up is one thing and staying up is another, but surely we should be thinking longer term. Mason and Conway don't tick the right boxes for me. If they're not good enough for Cardiff, they're not good enough for Brighton. Get up with a squad that is capable of playing - like Swansea did a couple of years ago and then build from there by adding more and more quality. I'd sooner wait a year or two.. Just my opinion![/p][/quote]Championship and PL are 2 very different leagues, you need different types of players to get you there and different players to keep you there, not many of Brigton's current player's would survie in the PL, and untll we can get up there we won't be able to afford PL players! fansunited
  • Score: 14

1:07pm Thu 9 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

cgull5 wrote:
My concern is that we keep looking at signing players that 'got promoted' but then 'don't feature' in their respective premiership squads. I appreciate that getting up is one thing and staying up is another, but surely we should be thinking longer term. Mason and Conway don't tick the right boxes for me. If they're not good enough for Cardiff, they're not good enough for Brighton. Get up with a squad that is capable of playing - like Swansea did a couple of years ago and then build from there by adding more and more quality. I'd sooner wait a year or two.. Just my opinion!
I can see where you are coming from but not many teams in the Champ Div have prem quality players, well not in great numbers they don't.
Conway and Mason didn't make the step up but that might have been down to who Cardiff bought. Neither of the lads got any real chance to show their worth in the prem, perhaps with us they might. Mason is young and may well benefit from joining us, Oscar does have that knack of bring out the best in the younger lads, I hope the lad sees that and that we can put a deal together to get him. I think Conway has shown his worth to us at this level, not sure how it would go for him if we got promoted.
[quote][p][bold]cgull5[/bold] wrote: My concern is that we keep looking at signing players that 'got promoted' but then 'don't feature' in their respective premiership squads. I appreciate that getting up is one thing and staying up is another, but surely we should be thinking longer term. Mason and Conway don't tick the right boxes for me. If they're not good enough for Cardiff, they're not good enough for Brighton. Get up with a squad that is capable of playing - like Swansea did a couple of years ago and then build from there by adding more and more quality. I'd sooner wait a year or two.. Just my opinion![/p][/quote]I can see where you are coming from but not many teams in the Champ Div have prem quality players, well not in great numbers they don't. Conway and Mason didn't make the step up but that might have been down to who Cardiff bought. Neither of the lads got any real chance to show their worth in the prem, perhaps with us they might. Mason is young and may well benefit from joining us, Oscar does have that knack of bring out the best in the younger lads, I hope the lad sees that and that we can put a deal together to get him. I think Conway has shown his worth to us at this level, not sure how it would go for him if we got promoted. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

1:27pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Aye Aye says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
cgull5 wrote:
My concern is that we keep looking at signing players that 'got promoted' but then 'don't feature' in their respective premiership squads. I appreciate that getting up is one thing and staying up is another, but surely we should be thinking longer term. Mason and Conway don't tick the right boxes for me. If they're not good enough for Cardiff, they're not good enough for Brighton. Get up with a squad that is capable of playing - like Swansea did a couple of years ago and then build from there by adding more and more quality. I'd sooner wait a year or two.. Just my opinion!
I can see where you are coming from but not many teams in the Champ Div have prem quality players, well not in great numbers they don't.
Conway and Mason didn't make the step up but that might have been down to who Cardiff bought. Neither of the lads got any real chance to show their worth in the prem, perhaps with us they might. Mason is young and may well benefit from joining us, Oscar does have that knack of bring out the best in the younger lads, I hope the lad sees that and that we can put a deal together to get him. I think Conway has shown his worth to us at this level, not sure how it would go for him if we got promoted.
As I see it, all this squad has to do is get us promoted. Once Premiership football is secured, I would envisage a real shake-up. So, for now, all we have to consider is whether the players coming in, whosoever they may be, can complement the quality we already have and take us to the next level.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cgull5[/bold] wrote: My concern is that we keep looking at signing players that 'got promoted' but then 'don't feature' in their respective premiership squads. I appreciate that getting up is one thing and staying up is another, but surely we should be thinking longer term. Mason and Conway don't tick the right boxes for me. If they're not good enough for Cardiff, they're not good enough for Brighton. Get up with a squad that is capable of playing - like Swansea did a couple of years ago and then build from there by adding more and more quality. I'd sooner wait a year or two.. Just my opinion![/p][/quote]I can see where you are coming from but not many teams in the Champ Div have prem quality players, well not in great numbers they don't. Conway and Mason didn't make the step up but that might have been down to who Cardiff bought. Neither of the lads got any real chance to show their worth in the prem, perhaps with us they might. Mason is young and may well benefit from joining us, Oscar does have that knack of bring out the best in the younger lads, I hope the lad sees that and that we can put a deal together to get him. I think Conway has shown his worth to us at this level, not sure how it would go for him if we got promoted.[/p][/quote]As I see it, all this squad has to do is get us promoted. Once Premiership football is secured, I would envisage a real shake-up. So, for now, all we have to consider is whether the players coming in, whosoever they may be, can complement the quality we already have and take us to the next level. Aye Aye
  • Score: 10

1:29pm Thu 9 Jan 14

AlanDuffy says...

Barnes having a medical at Burnley so the Leeds move probably not going to happen.......interes
ting times.
Barnes having a medical at Burnley so the Leeds move probably not going to happen.......interes ting times. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 0

1:33pm Thu 9 Jan 14

and another thing.... says...

Interesting that this is another ex Plymouth player (albeit one club removed).
I think it would be fair to say that what with Noone and Barnes coming from that club as well, we have done quite well out of Argyle.
Interesting that this is another ex Plymouth player (albeit one club removed). I think it would be fair to say that what with Noone and Barnes coming from that club as well, we have done quite well out of Argyle. and another thing....
  • Score: 4

1:33pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Eddy B says...

Hard to keep up but as everyone reads the top post here are my thoughts on all the current discussions...

Bridcutt - shame but gotta let him go if he has put a transfer request in, only a matter of time, play Ince instead. Would like at least £5m though.
Barnes - happy to let him go too and don't let Burnley or Leeds watch highlights of the last 2 or 3 games
Obika - for gods sake play him, throw him in and try him, don't do another Lita and Dobbie
Mason - who? is it worth it. Why not stick with our current crop now we've just added Obika UNLESS they are good enough to improve the first XI.
Buckley - love him when he's playing but he is so injury prone, has he ever managed 3 x 90mins on the bounce?
Hard to keep up but as everyone reads the top post here are my thoughts on all the current discussions... Bridcutt - shame but gotta let him go if he has put a transfer request in, only a matter of time, play Ince instead. Would like at least £5m though. Barnes - happy to let him go too and don't let Burnley or Leeds watch highlights of the last 2 or 3 games Obika - for gods sake play him, throw him in and try him, don't do another Lita and Dobbie Mason - who? is it worth it. Why not stick with our current crop now we've just added Obika UNLESS they are good enough to improve the first XI. Buckley - love him when he's playing but he is so injury prone, has he ever managed 3 x 90mins on the bounce? Eddy B
  • Score: 4

1:51pm Thu 9 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Eddy B wrote:
Hard to keep up but as everyone reads the top post here are my thoughts on all the current discussions...

Bridcutt - shame but gotta let him go if he has put a transfer request in, only a matter of time, play Ince instead. Would like at least £5m though.
Barnes - happy to let him go too and don't let Burnley or Leeds watch highlights of the last 2 or 3 games
Obika - for gods sake play him, throw him in and try him, don't do another Lita and Dobbie
Mason - who? is it worth it. Why not stick with our current crop now we've just added Obika UNLESS they are good enough to improve the first XI.
Buckley - love him when he's playing but he is so injury prone, has he ever managed 3 x 90mins on the bounce?
If Barnes goes, which seems certain, we will only have Ulloa and Obika, Mason becomes the third striker safety net option.
Bridcutt, I would be happy with 4 million cash and a sell on clause. Barnes just wants to go, and my guess is wages. If he goes to Burnley he will be a bench warmer for the most part, unless Burnley are selling. Buckley, when fit, is a great asset for us, keeping him fit, well that is the problem isn't it. I think Ince owes some of his good play to Bridders, he will need to form a partnership with another in midfield, but I like how it worked out against Reading in the cup.
[quote][p][bold]Eddy B[/bold] wrote: Hard to keep up but as everyone reads the top post here are my thoughts on all the current discussions... Bridcutt - shame but gotta let him go if he has put a transfer request in, only a matter of time, play Ince instead. Would like at least £5m though. Barnes - happy to let him go too and don't let Burnley or Leeds watch highlights of the last 2 or 3 games Obika - for gods sake play him, throw him in and try him, don't do another Lita and Dobbie Mason - who? is it worth it. Why not stick with our current crop now we've just added Obika UNLESS they are good enough to improve the first XI. Buckley - love him when he's playing but he is so injury prone, has he ever managed 3 x 90mins on the bounce?[/p][/quote]If Barnes goes, which seems certain, we will only have Ulloa and Obika, Mason becomes the third striker safety net option. Bridcutt, I would be happy with 4 million cash and a sell on clause. Barnes just wants to go, and my guess is wages. If he goes to Burnley he will be a bench warmer for the most part, unless Burnley are selling. Buckley, when fit, is a great asset for us, keeping him fit, well that is the problem isn't it. I think Ince owes some of his good play to Bridders, he will need to form a partnership with another in midfield, but I like how it worked out against Reading in the cup. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

2:10pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

I still hope Ashley stays. Better the player you know!!UTA
I still hope Ashley stays. Better the player you know!!UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 3

2:27pm Thu 9 Jan 14

JoeBlow says...

SMF20 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Chi Gull wrote:
Mason has always looked pretty useful when I have seen him play. Not sure about his all round game compared with Ash, but would be a good replacement I would say. Interesting that we seem to only want Conway on loan - as cover for Buckley and our other injury prone wide players I assume?

So much for this being a quiet transfer window.
I would guess that the fact that Conway's contract expires this summer has something to do with only taking him on loan at this time, Mason is under contract until 2016. We can buy Mason now and sign Conway on a free for next season.
In an ideal world Vegas that scenario would happen...

In reality, why would Cardiff let him go out on loan again and get nothing in 6 months when they could sell him now and pick up a handy fee.

Would we let Barnes out on loan now giving Burnley/Leeds the opportunity of a freebie soon?

Just a thought.
My guess with Conway would be that we would try to get him on loan with a view to a permanent deal in the summer at a fee agreed now. Simply a way of spreading out the cost re FFP.
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Mason has always looked pretty useful when I have seen him play. Not sure about his all round game compared with Ash, but would be a good replacement I would say. Interesting that we seem to only want Conway on loan - as cover for Buckley and our other injury prone wide players I assume? So much for this being a quiet transfer window.[/p][/quote]I would guess that the fact that Conway's contract expires this summer has something to do with only taking him on loan at this time, Mason is under contract until 2016. We can buy Mason now and sign Conway on a free for next season.[/p][/quote]In an ideal world Vegas that scenario would happen... In reality, why would Cardiff let him go out on loan again and get nothing in 6 months when they could sell him now and pick up a handy fee. Would we let Barnes out on loan now giving Burnley/Leeds the opportunity of a freebie soon? Just a thought.[/p][/quote]My guess with Conway would be that we would try to get him on loan with a view to a permanent deal in the summer at a fee agreed now. Simply a way of spreading out the cost re FFP. JoeBlow
  • Score: 1

2:52pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Chi Gull says...

Eddy B wrote:
Hard to keep up but as everyone reads the top post here are my thoughts on all the current discussions...

Bridcutt - shame but gotta let him go if he has put a transfer request in, only a matter of time, play Ince instead. Would like at least £5m though.
Barnes - happy to let him go too and don't let Burnley or Leeds watch highlights of the last 2 or 3 games
Obika - for gods sake play him, throw him in and try him, don't do another Lita and Dobbie
Mason - who? is it worth it. Why not stick with our current crop now we've just added Obika UNLESS they are good enough to improve the first XI.
Buckley - love him when he's playing but he is so injury prone, has he ever managed 3 x 90mins on the bounce?
Mason was Cardiff's young player of the season in 2011-12 scoring 12 goals. He scored against us at the Amex and in the League Cup Final that season against Liverpool. He didn't have such a good 2nd season, but Cardiff had brought in a few new players such as Craig Bellamy.

I would say he is at least on a par with Barnes, with possibly more potential?
[quote][p][bold]Eddy B[/bold] wrote: Hard to keep up but as everyone reads the top post here are my thoughts on all the current discussions... Bridcutt - shame but gotta let him go if he has put a transfer request in, only a matter of time, play Ince instead. Would like at least £5m though. Barnes - happy to let him go too and don't let Burnley or Leeds watch highlights of the last 2 or 3 games Obika - for gods sake play him, throw him in and try him, don't do another Lita and Dobbie Mason - who? is it worth it. Why not stick with our current crop now we've just added Obika UNLESS they are good enough to improve the first XI. Buckley - love him when he's playing but he is so injury prone, has he ever managed 3 x 90mins on the bounce?[/p][/quote]Mason was Cardiff's young player of the season in 2011-12 scoring 12 goals. He scored against us at the Amex and in the League Cup Final that season against Liverpool. He didn't have such a good 2nd season, but Cardiff had brought in a few new players such as Craig Bellamy. I would say he is at least on a par with Barnes, with possibly more potential? Chi Gull
  • Score: 0

3:24pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Cant gull says...

If Ashley does go how soon could we have a replacement for him if we are looking to Cardiff for Conway and Mason? The Welsh FA always take their time.
If Ashley does go how soon could we have a replacement for him if we are looking to Cardiff for Conway and Mason? The Welsh FA always take their time. Cant gull
  • Score: 0

4:29pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Conelli98 says...

Sign El Hadj Diouf if Barnes goes. He will get the Amex rocking...who remembers Hans Kraay? Wished Digger stayed but I would rather he goes to Leeds than Burnley. Why not go for Billy Sharp or Becchio one of them alongside Ulloa will do it for me!
Sign El Hadj Diouf if Barnes goes. He will get the Amex rocking...who remembers Hans Kraay? Wished Digger stayed but I would rather he goes to Leeds than Burnley. Why not go for Billy Sharp or Becchio one of them alongside Ulloa will do it for me! Conelli98
  • Score: -2

6:02pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Southwick seagull says...

I don't suppose that all this sudden interest in signing strikers could be because there's someone about to make an offer too good to refuse for Leo, could it? Or am I just being paranoid?
I don't suppose that all this sudden interest in signing strikers could be because there's someone about to make an offer too good to refuse for Leo, could it? Or am I just being paranoid? Southwick seagull
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7:25pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Liambhataylor19 says...

Very good player he can show he can scre goals same as Barnes I think mason is better then Barnes but good luck for future banes we will miss you get mason and Conway then top 6 here we come
Very good player he can show he can scre goals same as Barnes I think mason is better then Barnes but good luck for future banes we will miss you get mason and Conway then top 6 here we come Liambhataylor19
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