Transfer window watch (Updated): Grabban is Albion bound

Lewis Grabban (centre) scoring one of his ten goals in 24 games for Bournemouth this season

Lewis Grabban (centre) scoring one of his ten goals in 24 games for Bournemouth this season

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Bournemouth hotshot Lewis Grabban is due for talks with Albion at lunchtime over a £1.1 million move.

The Seagulls are poised to complete the capture of Bournemouth's top scorer today, subject to Grabban agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.

The 26-year-old former Crystal Palace and Millwall striker will then go straight into contention for Saturday's trip to fellow Championship play-off contenders Derby County.

Albion made their move for Grabban last night, triggering a release clause in his contract.

The Argus website revealed on Monday the Seagulls' interest in Grabban and a clause in the contract he signed in November allowing him to speak to potential suitors if they bid £1.1 million.

Completing a deal for Grabban will cool Albion's interest in Cardiff's Joe Mason.

The £600,000-rated Mason has also been high on Albion's wish list of replacements for Ashley Barnes, who joined Burnley last week.

Grabban's arrival will give head coach Oscar Garcia an assortment of attacking options, with Leo Ulloa fit-again after fracturing a foot bone and Craig Mackail-Smith creeping closer to ending a ten-month lay-off caused by a ruptured Achilles and then a broken ankle during his recovery.

Albion also recruited Jonathan Obika on loan from Tottenham last week.

Grabban would not be available for Albion's FA Cup fourth round trip to Port Vale on January 25.

He was brought off the bench for the last seven minutes of Tuesday's 4-1 victory over Burton Albion which secured a home tie for Bournemouth against Liverpool.

 

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10:43am Thu 16 Jan 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Hmm, that seems a lot of money... but if he's that good then fair enough. WE're not daft enought to throw money around willy nilly :-)
Hmm, that seems a lot of money... but if he's that good then fair enough. WE're not daft enought to throw money around willy nilly :-) Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 11

10:50am Thu 16 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Hmm, that seems a lot of money... but if he's that good then fair enough. WE're not daft enought to throw money around willy nilly :-)
I am not feeling too good today, hence I am up at this crazy hour of the day.
Arnie you are right, we don't throw money around so how would this sale be financed. Are we just topping up on the Barnes sale, is this money that has been available all season, or is this the prelude to Bridders leaving.

I note that Hibernian might be trying to sign the Dickenson lad from our DS
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Hmm, that seems a lot of money... but if he's that good then fair enough. WE're not daft enought to throw money around willy nilly :-)[/p][/quote]I am not feeling too good today, hence I am up at this crazy hour of the day. Arnie you are right, we don't throw money around so how would this sale be financed. Are we just topping up on the Barnes sale, is this money that has been available all season, or is this the prelude to Bridders leaving. I note that Hibernian might be trying to sign the Dickenson lad from our DS VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

11:00am Thu 16 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Hmm, that seems a lot of money... but if he's that good then fair enough. WE're not daft enought to throw money around willy nilly :-)
Morning Arnie.

£1.1m is a lot of money but given that Barnes went for only 300k ish less, only had 6 months to run on his contract and has scored less goals than Grabban, I think it's probably a very good price if comparisons are made.

Just my thoughts... I liked the look of this fella the other week... I personally hope we can get this done.

Uta
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Hmm, that seems a lot of money... but if he's that good then fair enough. WE're not daft enought to throw money around willy nilly :-)[/p][/quote]Morning Arnie. £1.1m is a lot of money but given that Barnes went for only 300k ish less, only had 6 months to run on his contract and has scored less goals than Grabban, I think it's probably a very good price if comparisons are made. Just my thoughts... I liked the look of this fella the other week... I personally hope we can get this done. Uta SMF20
  • Score: 22

11:02am Thu 16 Jan 14

TheWerewolf says...

Grabban for Barnes (on less than a 1 year contract) seems like a good trade to me. Looks like a player more in the style OG wants.
Grabban for Barnes (on less than a 1 year contract) seems like a good trade to me. Looks like a player more in the style OG wants. TheWerewolf
  • Score: 31

11:04am Thu 16 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Hmm, that seems a lot of money... but if he's that good then fair enough. WE're not daft enought to throw money around willy nilly :-)
I am not feeling too good today, hence I am up at this crazy hour of the day.
Arnie you are right, we don't throw money around so how would this sale be financed. Are we just topping up on the Barnes sale, is this money that has been available all season, or is this the prelude to Bridders leaving.

I note that Hibernian might be trying to sign the Dickenson lad from our DS
I think it will just be top up money from Barnes and Barkers Sale Vegas... We aren't paying the 2 salaries either and have money set aside for what was a new offer for Ash.

I saw the Dickenson rumours too.. Butcher obviously sees something in the lad.
I must say that I've always been impressed when I've seen him play.
I wish the lad well.

Uta
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Hmm, that seems a lot of money... but if he's that good then fair enough. WE're not daft enought to throw money around willy nilly :-)[/p][/quote]I am not feeling too good today, hence I am up at this crazy hour of the day. Arnie you are right, we don't throw money around so how would this sale be financed. Are we just topping up on the Barnes sale, is this money that has been available all season, or is this the prelude to Bridders leaving. I note that Hibernian might be trying to sign the Dickenson lad from our DS[/p][/quote]I think it will just be top up money from Barnes and Barkers Sale Vegas... We aren't paying the 2 salaries either and have money set aside for what was a new offer for Ash. I saw the Dickenson rumours too.. Butcher obviously sees something in the lad. I must say that I've always been impressed when I've seen him play. I wish the lad well. Uta SMF20
  • Score: 9

11:09am Thu 16 Jan 14

tug509 says...

Good morning Vegas ,sorry to hear your under the weather.
I think the funds for Grabban would probably come from the combined sales of Barnes,Barker and Dickensen ,guesstimate ,800,000 ,50,000 ,150,000 .
We paid 100,000 + sell-ons ,so i`m guessing we will get the latter for BD. So if i`m close that would only leave 100,000 to find to meet the clause . I think we`ve spent hardly any of our budget this season ,so anything from a possible LB sale would be an added bonus . Get well mate . UTA
Good morning Vegas ,sorry to hear your under the weather. I think the funds for Grabban would probably come from the combined sales of Barnes,Barker and Dickensen ,guesstimate ,800,000 ,50,000 ,150,000 . We paid 100,000 + sell-ons ,so i`m guessing we will get the latter for BD. So if i`m close that would only leave 100,000 to find to meet the clause . I think we`ve spent hardly any of our budget this season ,so anything from a possible LB sale would be an added bonus . Get well mate . UTA tug509
  • Score: 7

11:09am Thu 16 Jan 14

farside says...

TheWerewolf wrote:
Grabban for Barnes (on less than a 1 year contract) seems like a good trade to me. Looks like a player more in the style OG wants.
Good deal. Let's hope we can close it as Bournemouth will no doubt fight to keep him
[quote][p][bold]TheWerewolf[/bold] wrote: Grabban for Barnes (on less than a 1 year contract) seems like a good trade to me. Looks like a player more in the style OG wants.[/p][/quote]Good deal. Let's hope we can close it as Bournemouth will no doubt fight to keep him farside
  • Score: 12

11:10am Thu 16 Jan 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Hmm, that seems a lot of money... but if he's that good then fair enough. WE're not daft enought to throw money around willy nilly :-)
I am not feeling too good today, hence I am up at this crazy hour of the day.
Arnie you are right, we don't throw money around so how would this sale be financed. Are we just topping up on the Barnes sale, is this money that has been available all season, or is this the prelude to Bridders leaving.

I note that Hibernian might be trying to sign the Dickenson lad from our DS
I would assume that this is funded by the sale of Barnes, but a bit extra (the money that Barber said at the beginning of the season that we'd have?)

Of course this doesn't preclude Bridcutt from going and I still assume he will.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Hmm, that seems a lot of money... but if he's that good then fair enough. WE're not daft enought to throw money around willy nilly :-)[/p][/quote]I am not feeling too good today, hence I am up at this crazy hour of the day. Arnie you are right, we don't throw money around so how would this sale be financed. Are we just topping up on the Barnes sale, is this money that has been available all season, or is this the prelude to Bridders leaving. I note that Hibernian might be trying to sign the Dickenson lad from our DS[/p][/quote]I would assume that this is funded by the sale of Barnes, but a bit extra (the money that Barber said at the beginning of the season that we'd have?) Of course this doesn't preclude Bridcutt from going and I still assume he will. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 5

11:12am Thu 16 Jan 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

SMF20 wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Hmm, that seems a lot of money... but if he's that good then fair enough. WE're not daft enought to throw money around willy nilly :-)
Morning Arnie.

£1.1m is a lot of money but given that Barnes went for only 300k ish less, only had 6 months to run on his contract and has scored less goals than Grabban, I think it's probably a very good price if comparisons are made.

Just my thoughts... I liked the look of this fella the other week... I personally hope we can get this done.

Uta
I trust the judgement of the club - if we're spending a million+ on a player (and only a few years ago I'd have been even more shocked if we'd bid £100k for a player) then the homework must have been done and OG has approved the deal.

He's quick and, at the moment, knows where the goal is. I just wish he'd been less accurate with THAT penalty a few weeks ago... :-)
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Hmm, that seems a lot of money... but if he's that good then fair enough. WE're not daft enought to throw money around willy nilly :-)[/p][/quote]Morning Arnie. £1.1m is a lot of money but given that Barnes went for only 300k ish less, only had 6 months to run on his contract and has scored less goals than Grabban, I think it's probably a very good price if comparisons are made. Just my thoughts... I liked the look of this fella the other week... I personally hope we can get this done. Uta[/p][/quote]I trust the judgement of the club - if we're spending a million+ on a player (and only a few years ago I'd have been even more shocked if we'd bid £100k for a player) then the homework must have been done and OG has approved the deal. He's quick and, at the moment, knows where the goal is. I just wish he'd been less accurate with THAT penalty a few weeks ago... :-) Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 11

11:13am Thu 16 Jan 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

SMF20 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Hmm, that seems a lot of money... but if he's that good then fair enough. WE're not daft enought to throw money around willy nilly :-)
I am not feeling too good today, hence I am up at this crazy hour of the day.
Arnie you are right, we don't throw money around so how would this sale be financed. Are we just topping up on the Barnes sale, is this money that has been available all season, or is this the prelude to Bridders leaving.

I note that Hibernian might be trying to sign the Dickenson lad from our DS
I think it will just be top up money from Barnes and Barkers Sale Vegas... We aren't paying the 2 salaries either and have money set aside for what was a new offer for Ash.

I saw the Dickenson rumours too.. Butcher obviously sees something in the lad.
I must say that I've always been impressed when I've seen him play.
I wish the lad well.

Uta
But then Butcher saw something in Agdestein and then only ever gave him 2 minutes at the end of each match ;-)
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Hmm, that seems a lot of money... but if he's that good then fair enough. WE're not daft enought to throw money around willy nilly :-)[/p][/quote]I am not feeling too good today, hence I am up at this crazy hour of the day. Arnie you are right, we don't throw money around so how would this sale be financed. Are we just topping up on the Barnes sale, is this money that has been available all season, or is this the prelude to Bridders leaving. I note that Hibernian might be trying to sign the Dickenson lad from our DS[/p][/quote]I think it will just be top up money from Barnes and Barkers Sale Vegas... We aren't paying the 2 salaries either and have money set aside for what was a new offer for Ash. I saw the Dickenson rumours too.. Butcher obviously sees something in the lad. I must say that I've always been impressed when I've seen him play. I wish the lad well. Uta[/p][/quote]But then Butcher saw something in Agdestein and then only ever gave him 2 minutes at the end of each match ;-) Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 4

11:14am Thu 16 Jan 14

TheWerewolf says...

farside wrote:
TheWerewolf wrote:
Grabban for Barnes (on less than a 1 year contract) seems like a good trade to me. Looks like a player more in the style OG wants.
Good deal. Let's hope we can close it as Bournemouth will no doubt fight to keep him
Agreed but seems like a mixed reaction on twitter from their fans. Some think its really bad news, other think they can use funds to find better. From what i've seen i think hes worth that amount and will benefit us...when we get CMS back the front line will have plenty of goals in it, and our back line is as good as any in the league IMHO
[quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheWerewolf[/bold] wrote: Grabban for Barnes (on less than a 1 year contract) seems like a good trade to me. Looks like a player more in the style OG wants.[/p][/quote]Good deal. Let's hope we can close it as Bournemouth will no doubt fight to keep him[/p][/quote]Agreed but seems like a mixed reaction on twitter from their fans. Some think its really bad news, other think they can use funds to find better. From what i've seen i think hes worth that amount and will benefit us...when we get CMS back the front line will have plenty of goals in it, and our back line is as good as any in the league IMHO TheWerewolf
  • Score: 13

11:18am Thu 16 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

If this deal goes thru we will have Ulloa, Grabban and Obika, three not so shoddy strikers, Obika ends his loan period and CMS steps in as I am sure he will be match fit by then as that will be the end of march. I guess the Grabban deal scuppers any thoughts of signing Mason.
If this deal goes thru we will have Ulloa, Grabban and Obika, three not so shoddy strikers, Obika ends his loan period and CMS steps in as I am sure he will be match fit by then as that will be the end of march. I guess the Grabban deal scuppers any thoughts of signing Mason. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 5

11:24am Thu 16 Jan 14

fratsomrover says...

Albion have bid £1.1m so Bournemouth have to let him go. It is an escape clause in his contract. If Grabban agrees personal terms and passes the medical, it's a done deal.
Very pleased too as he will be a big improvement on Barnes, he's a genuine striker with an instinct for a goal.
Maybe we should change Ulloa nickname to "Smash" then we can have a forward line of Smash & Grabban !!
Albion have bid £1.1m so Bournemouth have to let him go. It is an escape clause in his contract. If Grabban agrees personal terms and passes the medical, it's a done deal. Very pleased too as he will be a big improvement on Barnes, he's a genuine striker with an instinct for a goal. Maybe we should change Ulloa nickname to "Smash" then we can have a forward line of Smash & Grabban !! fratsomrover
  • Score: 22

11:25am Thu 16 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

tug509 wrote:
Good morning Vegas ,sorry to hear your under the weather.
I think the funds for Grabban would probably come from the combined sales of Barnes,Barker and Dickensen ,guesstimate ,800,000 ,50,000 ,150,000 .
We paid 100,000 + sell-ons ,so i`m guessing we will get the latter for BD. So if i`m close that would only leave 100,000 to find to meet the clause . I think we`ve spent hardly any of our budget this season ,so anything from a possible LB sale would be an added bonus . Get well mate . UTA
Thanks Tug.
Yep your math adds up, I guess this deal is costing us very little in real terms.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Good morning Vegas ,sorry to hear your under the weather. I think the funds for Grabban would probably come from the combined sales of Barnes,Barker and Dickensen ,guesstimate ,800,000 ,50,000 ,150,000 . We paid 100,000 + sell-ons ,so i`m guessing we will get the latter for BD. So if i`m close that would only leave 100,000 to find to meet the clause . I think we`ve spent hardly any of our budget this season ,so anything from a possible LB sale would be an added bonus . Get well mate . UTA[/p][/quote]Thanks Tug. Yep your math adds up, I guess this deal is costing us very little in real terms. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

11:26am Thu 16 Jan 14

jockithenoo says...

The lads putting the ball in the right place so he is showing he's is hungry good deal if we get him. He certainly looked good on new years day.
Don't forget we paid big money for ulloa an unknown quantity at the time of signing
WE MARCH ON
UTA
The lads putting the ball in the right place so he is showing he's is hungry good deal if we get him. He certainly looked good on new years day. Don't forget we paid big money for ulloa an unknown quantity at the time of signing WE MARCH ON UTA jockithenoo
  • Score: 9

11:29am Thu 16 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

If/when, this deal goes thru I hope that we hear from Oscar and not Jones, I would love to learn that this was an, 'Oscar target,' someone that, 'he,' asked the suits to get. I guess I would be ok with Jones telling us that, just as long as he was an Oscar choice.
If/when, this deal goes thru I hope that we hear from Oscar and not Jones, I would love to learn that this was an, 'Oscar target,' someone that, 'he,' asked the suits to get. I guess I would be ok with Jones telling us that, just as long as he was an Oscar choice. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 7

11:30am Thu 16 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

A couple of paragraphs from the bournemouth echo...

After being informed of the bid and asked if he wished to speak to Brighton, Grabban is believed to have expressed his desire to meet with Cherries’ Championship rivals.

The Daily Echo understands that Grabban is now at The Amex discussing personal terms and if a deal can be struck, the transfer looks likely to be completed in the next 24 hours.
A couple of paragraphs from the bournemouth echo... After being informed of the bid and asked if he wished to speak to Brighton, Grabban is believed to have expressed his desire to meet with Cherries’ Championship rivals. The Daily Echo understands that Grabban is now at The Amex discussing personal terms and if a deal can be struck, the transfer looks likely to be completed in the next 24 hours. SMF20
  • Score: 11

11:37am Thu 16 Jan 14

ColinPep1 says...

Grabban is a worker. Very much like Barnes in that respect. He can play wide right, behind the front man or even in central midfield (where Bournemouth have used him at times this season). A pretty good signing, a good like-for-like replacement for Barnes. A player to hold up the ball will help, as we nearly conceded an unjust equaliser v Birmingham when we sat back and hoped for the best in the last 10-15 minutes.
Grabban is a worker. Very much like Barnes in that respect. He can play wide right, behind the front man or even in central midfield (where Bournemouth have used him at times this season). A pretty good signing, a good like-for-like replacement for Barnes. A player to hold up the ball will help, as we nearly conceded an unjust equaliser v Birmingham when we sat back and hoped for the best in the last 10-15 minutes. ColinPep1
  • Score: 7

11:41am Thu 16 Jan 14

ColinPep1 says...

Also remember that while Barnes went for £750k, and we are spending £350k more on Grabban, there would have been money set aside for Barnes' new deal. Of course Grabban will get a signing-on fee and a good wage too, so overall it will work out as an outlay but probably only of the difference between transfer fees, as I'd imagine their terms would be similar.
Also remember that while Barnes went for £750k, and we are spending £350k more on Grabban, there would have been money set aside for Barnes' new deal. Of course Grabban will get a signing-on fee and a good wage too, so overall it will work out as an outlay but probably only of the difference between transfer fees, as I'd imagine their terms would be similar. ColinPep1
  • Score: 2

11:41am Thu 16 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

This signing might be a sign of some tweaking to the game plan. Around this time last year, maybe a little later, Poyet saw the need to be more attack minded in our approach to matches, it wasn't long before we did indeed push further forward. That change propelled us into the top four come end of season.
Ulloa, Grabban, Obika, any one of those three could start up front when playing the single striker system, I wonder if either Grabban or Obika can play the attacking midfield role, could this signing solve the Crofts question, does David get that job and one of them take on his role. Ulloa, Grabban, David and Kaz, all on the park at the same time, that's a lot of fire power.
This signing might be a sign of some tweaking to the game plan. Around this time last year, maybe a little later, Poyet saw the need to be more attack minded in our approach to matches, it wasn't long before we did indeed push further forward. That change propelled us into the top four come end of season. Ulloa, Grabban, Obika, any one of those three could start up front when playing the single striker system, I wonder if either Grabban or Obika can play the attacking midfield role, could this signing solve the Crofts question, does David get that job and one of them take on his role. Ulloa, Grabban, David and Kaz, all on the park at the same time, that's a lot of fire power. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 9

11:43am Thu 16 Jan 14

and another thing.... says...

http://www.bournemou
thecho.co.uk/sport/1
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some thoughts of the cherries fans.....
http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/sport/1 0941556.AFC_Bournemo uth__Brighton_launch _bid_for_Cherries_st ar_Grabban/?ref=var_ 0 some thoughts of the cherries fans..... and another thing....
  • Score: 0

12:15pm Thu 16 Jan 14

dave from bexill says...

and another thing.... wrote:
http://www.bournemou

thecho.co.uk/sport/1

0941556.AFC_Bournemo

uth__Brighton_launch

_bid_for_Cherries_st

ar_Grabban/?ref=var_

0

some thoughts of the cherries fans.....
Cheers. Interesting how one of the comments refers to him as being more a winger than an out and out striker. Perhaps he can play in the support striker role/ aka number 10 in modern parlance
[quote][p][bold]and another thing....[/bold] wrote: http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/sport/1 0941556.AFC_Bournemo uth__Brighton_launch _bid_for_Cherries_st ar_Grabban/?ref=var_ 0 some thoughts of the cherries fans.....[/p][/quote]Cheers. Interesting how one of the comments refers to him as being more a winger than an out and out striker. Perhaps he can play in the support striker role/ aka number 10 in modern parlance dave from bexill
  • Score: 4

12:20pm Thu 16 Jan 14

ColinPep1 says...

He's very much the support striker (modern No. 10) who can play in front of the central midfielders and behind either Ulloa, Obika, CMS.. Also able to play wide right in a 4-3-2-1.
He's very much the support striker (modern No. 10) who can play in front of the central midfielders and behind either Ulloa, Obika, CMS.. Also able to play wide right in a 4-3-2-1. ColinPep1
  • Score: 7

12:28pm Thu 16 Jan 14

farside says...

El Abd to Bristol City?

Rumour doing the rounds...........
El Abd to Bristol City? Rumour doing the rounds........... farside
  • Score: -7

12:28pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Bpl333 says...

ColinPep1 wrote:
Grabban is a worker. Very much like Barnes in that respect. He can play wide right, behind the front man or even in central midfield (where Bournemouth have used him at times this season). A pretty good signing, a good like-for-like replacement for Barnes. A player to hold up the ball will help, as we nearly conceded an unjust equaliser v Birmingham when we sat back and hoped for the best in the last 10-15 minutes.
A Bournemouth fan here..

good luck to Grabban if he signs but we will move on and im sure Eddie Howe has a few plans up his sleeve.....

In terms of what he will give you, hes quick, hes ideal to play up top on his own, can also play wide right (never played centre mid for us), conversion rate hmmmm.........thats where i wont be too sad to see him go....

Anyway luck to him...
[quote][p][bold]ColinPep1[/bold] wrote: Grabban is a worker. Very much like Barnes in that respect. He can play wide right, behind the front man or even in central midfield (where Bournemouth have used him at times this season). A pretty good signing, a good like-for-like replacement for Barnes. A player to hold up the ball will help, as we nearly conceded an unjust equaliser v Birmingham when we sat back and hoped for the best in the last 10-15 minutes.[/p][/quote]A Bournemouth fan here.. good luck to Grabban if he signs but we will move on and im sure Eddie Howe has a few plans up his sleeve..... In terms of what he will give you, hes quick, hes ideal to play up top on his own, can also play wide right (never played centre mid for us), conversion rate hmmmm.........thats where i wont be too sad to see him go.... Anyway luck to him... Bpl333
  • Score: 8

12:43pm Thu 16 Jan 14

N Smith says...

I hope You guys sign Grabbs I have never rated rated him , he needs 10 chances to net 1. 1.1 million great business for us.
I hope You guys sign Grabbs I have never rated rated him , he needs 10 chances to net 1. 1.1 million great business for us. N Smith
  • Score: -5

12:45pm Thu 16 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Ulloa, Barnes, David and Crofts, four starters on a normal day. Barnes gone and Crofts out. Grabban comes in for Barnes, Obika is cover for Ulloa and Grabban, we are not done with this window, there has to be more to come. Unless either Obika or Grabban can fill the Crofts role we are still short one player and even if one of them could, we would still be short one player. Agreed?
Ulloa, Barnes, David and Crofts, four starters on a normal day. Barnes gone and Crofts out. Grabban comes in for Barnes, Obika is cover for Ulloa and Grabban, we are not done with this window, there has to be more to come. Unless either Obika or Grabban can fill the Crofts role we are still short one player and even if one of them could, we would still be short one player. Agreed? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 6

12:51pm Thu 16 Jan 14

albionfan33 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Ulloa, Barnes, David and Crofts, four starters on a normal day. Barnes gone and Crofts out. Grabban comes in for Barnes, Obika is cover for Ulloa and Grabban, we are not done with this window, there has to be more to come. Unless either Obika or Grabban can fill the Crofts role we are still short one player and even if one of them could, we would still be short one player. Agreed?
i'd think between kemy and jfc they would fill the role of crofts
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Ulloa, Barnes, David and Crofts, four starters on a normal day. Barnes gone and Crofts out. Grabban comes in for Barnes, Obika is cover for Ulloa and Grabban, we are not done with this window, there has to be more to come. Unless either Obika or Grabban can fill the Crofts role we are still short one player and even if one of them could, we would still be short one player. Agreed?[/p][/quote]i'd think between kemy and jfc they would fill the role of crofts albionfan33
  • Score: 5

12:57pm Thu 16 Jan 14

molbol says...

Cherries fan in peace here fellow South Coasters

Grabs is good but no way worth 1.1 mill; he never stays anywhere long either so don't get too used to him. He's 26 and i think you'll be his seventh club?

Aside of that, a good friend of mine who is a Seagulls nut has been constantly texting me about Grabs. One thing i pointed out to him is how fickle fans can be. When you played at our place you constantly booed him due to his Palace past. I didn't go to the game on New Years Day but got told he got much of the same stick there as well - Now all of a sudden he's your messiah?

If he goes to the Amex then i wish him well; he's a quick player who can lead the line well; just hope you guys create plenty of chances for him because his conversion rate is not the best.
Cherries fan in peace here fellow South Coasters Grabs is good but no way worth 1.1 mill; he never stays anywhere long either so don't get too used to him. He's 26 and i think you'll be his seventh club? Aside of that, a good friend of mine who is a Seagulls nut has been constantly texting me about Grabs. One thing i pointed out to him is how fickle fans can be. When you played at our place you constantly booed him due to his Palace past. I didn't go to the game on New Years Day but got told he got much of the same stick there as well - Now all of a sudden he's your messiah? If he goes to the Amex then i wish him well; he's a quick player who can lead the line well; just hope you guys create plenty of chances for him because his conversion rate is not the best. molbol
  • Score: 7

12:57pm Thu 16 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

N Smith wrote:
I hope You guys sign Grabbs I have never rated rated him , he needs 10 chances to net 1. 1.1 million great business for us.
I have always thought that good players need good players around them to really shine. Meaning no disrespect to Bournemouth, what was the service like to Grabban, was he like our Ulloa, the guy you look to to score your goals but unless you serve him well he will struggle?
We are not looking for another Ulloa with this signing, but that would be nice, rather we are looking to replace Barnes, and Grabban would appear to be very capable of doing that. For Bournemouth he might have had the pressure of being number one hope of goals, for us, he will be number two hope as Ulloa is number one, that must help him.
[quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: I hope You guys sign Grabbs I have never rated rated him , he needs 10 chances to net 1. 1.1 million great business for us.[/p][/quote]I have always thought that good players need good players around them to really shine. Meaning no disrespect to Bournemouth, what was the service like to Grabban, was he like our Ulloa, the guy you look to to score your goals but unless you serve him well he will struggle? We are not looking for another Ulloa with this signing, but that would be nice, rather we are looking to replace Barnes, and Grabban would appear to be very capable of doing that. For Bournemouth he might have had the pressure of being number one hope of goals, for us, he will be number two hope as Ulloa is number one, that must help him. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 4

12:58pm Thu 16 Jan 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
If/when, this deal goes thru I hope that we hear from Oscar and not Jones, I would love to learn that this was an, 'Oscar target,' someone that, 'he,' asked the suits to get. I guess I would be ok with Jones telling us that, just as long as he was an Oscar choice.
Get well Vegas. I totally agree. I would like to know that ALL our player choices please him.

Slightly disappointed that I know our scouts have been following Joe Jolley for ages but nobody took a decision to take him from Kidderminster and now he's gone to Huddersfield for a reported £250k!

What a goal scorer he is and only 22 as well.

I like Gabbadan but it sounds like a lot of money - let's hope he is the clinical one we've been looking for.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: If/when, this deal goes thru I hope that we hear from Oscar and not Jones, I would love to learn that this was an, 'Oscar target,' someone that, 'he,' asked the suits to get. I guess I would be ok with Jones telling us that, just as long as he was an Oscar choice.[/p][/quote]Get well Vegas. I totally agree. I would like to know that ALL our player choices please him. Slightly disappointed that I know our scouts have been following Joe Jolley for ages but nobody took a decision to take him from Kidderminster and now he's gone to Huddersfield for a reported £250k! What a goal scorer he is and only 22 as well. I like Gabbadan but it sounds like a lot of money - let's hope he is the clinical one we've been looking for. WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 2

12:59pm Thu 16 Jan 14

rolivan says...

N Smith wrote:
I hope You guys sign Grabbs I have never rated rated him , he needs 10 chances to net 1. 1.1 million great business for us.
The thing is thqt if you score 3 and the opposition score 4 you are in trouble maybe the money needs to be spent on some defensive players looking at your GD. Just saying.
[quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: I hope You guys sign Grabbs I have never rated rated him , he needs 10 chances to net 1. 1.1 million great business for us.[/p][/quote]The thing is thqt if you score 3 and the opposition score 4 you are in trouble maybe the money needs to be spent on some defensive players looking at your GD. Just saying. rolivan
  • Score: 3

1:05pm Thu 16 Jan 14

SeagullOverSelsey says...

Sign Conway and I will be happy!
Sign Conway and I will be happy! SeagullOverSelsey
  • Score: 10

1:07pm Thu 16 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

WisdomSpeaks wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
If/when, this deal goes thru I hope that we hear from Oscar and not Jones, I would love to learn that this was an, 'Oscar target,' someone that, 'he,' asked the suits to get. I guess I would be ok with Jones telling us that, just as long as he was an Oscar choice.
Get well Vegas. I totally agree. I would like to know that ALL our player choices please him.

Slightly disappointed that I know our scouts have been following Joe Jolley for ages but nobody took a decision to take him from Kidderminster and now he's gone to Huddersfield for a reported £250k!

What a goal scorer he is and only 22 as well.

I like Gabbadan but it sounds like a lot of money - let's hope he is the clinical one we've been looking for.
Thanks Wisdom.

Grabban is Barnes replacement and as such we will look to him to score but Ulloa is always going to be the real target man. I think Grabban ticks all the boxes as far as replacing Barnes is concerned, now we just have to hope that he can take advantage of possibly better service than he got at Bournemouth.
It's too easy to say that he only score from 1 in 10 chances created, how many of those, 'chances,' were half chances and how many efforts brought off great, or good, saves by the keeper. The main thing is we don't want him missing clear cut chances, something which sadly Barnes did from time to time.

I like this signing, if it happens.
[quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: If/when, this deal goes thru I hope that we hear from Oscar and not Jones, I would love to learn that this was an, 'Oscar target,' someone that, 'he,' asked the suits to get. I guess I would be ok with Jones telling us that, just as long as he was an Oscar choice.[/p][/quote]Get well Vegas. I totally agree. I would like to know that ALL our player choices please him. Slightly disappointed that I know our scouts have been following Joe Jolley for ages but nobody took a decision to take him from Kidderminster and now he's gone to Huddersfield for a reported £250k! What a goal scorer he is and only 22 as well. I like Gabbadan but it sounds like a lot of money - let's hope he is the clinical one we've been looking for.[/p][/quote]Thanks Wisdom. Grabban is Barnes replacement and as such we will look to him to score but Ulloa is always going to be the real target man. I think Grabban ticks all the boxes as far as replacing Barnes is concerned, now we just have to hope that he can take advantage of possibly better service than he got at Bournemouth. It's too easy to say that he only score from 1 in 10 chances created, how many of those, 'chances,' were half chances and how many efforts brought off great, or good, saves by the keeper. The main thing is we don't want him missing clear cut chances, something which sadly Barnes did from time to time. I like this signing, if it happens. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

1:11pm Thu 16 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

Apparently CMS was training with the full squad this morning... IMO that's very good news.
We have waited a very long time to have him nearly available again due to that second injury... In my mind though.. At least that gave the cruciate a little more time to recover.

The thought of Leo, Lewis and CMS all chomping at the bit to play for us is very exciting... I just hope that we utilise the squad to its maximum when we finally have everyone fit.

Let's show some confidence and let's know we can win most games... Strong line ups with intent every game please.

Uta
Apparently CMS was training with the full squad this morning... IMO that's very good news. We have waited a very long time to have him nearly available again due to that second injury... In my mind though.. At least that gave the cruciate a little more time to recover. The thought of Leo, Lewis and CMS all chomping at the bit to play for us is very exciting... I just hope that we utilise the squad to its maximum when we finally have everyone fit. Let's show some confidence and let's know we can win most games... Strong line ups with intent every game please. Uta SMF20
  • Score: 7

1:14pm Thu 16 Jan 14

keithb says...

and another thing.... wrote:
http://www.bournemou

thecho.co.uk/sport/1

0941556.AFC_Bournemo

uth__Brighton_launch

_bid_for_Cherries_st

ar_Grabban/?ref=var_

0

some thoughts of the cherries fans.....
Good afternoon Brighton fans. we will be sorry to lose Grabs as he has done a great job for us this season. he is quick,holds the ball up well and has played the lone striker role well as he is as fit as a butchers dog. The only downside for us is that we dont believe he is a natural goalscorer having missed a few one on one chances but to be fair has also taken some of the more difficult chances. Good luck for the play offs, we enjoyed our day out at the Amex despite the weather and thought the hospitality of the staff and the stadium itself were excellent.
[quote][p][bold]and another thing....[/bold] wrote: http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/sport/1 0941556.AFC_Bournemo uth__Brighton_launch _bid_for_Cherries_st ar_Grabban/?ref=var_ 0 some thoughts of the cherries fans.....[/p][/quote]Good afternoon Brighton fans. we will be sorry to lose Grabs as he has done a great job for us this season. he is quick,holds the ball up well and has played the lone striker role well as he is as fit as a butchers dog. The only downside for us is that we dont believe he is a natural goalscorer having missed a few one on one chances but to be fair has also taken some of the more difficult chances. Good luck for the play offs, we enjoyed our day out at the Amex despite the weather and thought the hospitality of the staff and the stadium itself were excellent. keithb
  • Score: 29

1:15pm Thu 16 Jan 14

tug509 says...

How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.
How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo. tug509
  • Score: -3

1:18pm Thu 16 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

keithb wrote:
and another thing.... wrote:
http://www.bournemou


thecho.co.uk/sport/1


0941556.AFC_Bournemo


uth__Brighton_launch


_bid_for_Cherries_st


ar_Grabban/?ref=var_


0

some thoughts of the cherries fans.....
Good afternoon Brighton fans. we will be sorry to lose Grabs as he has done a great job for us this season. he is quick,holds the ball up well and has played the lone striker role well as he is as fit as a butchers dog. The only downside for us is that we dont believe he is a natural goalscorer having missed a few one on one chances but to be fair has also taken some of the more difficult chances. Good luck for the play offs, we enjoyed our day out at the Amex despite the weather and thought the hospitality of the staff and the stadium itself were excellent.
Thanks for visiting Keith.. It's good to hear some positive opinion on Grabban and I'm pleased you enjoyed your day at the Amex.

Good luck for the season
[quote][p][bold]keithb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]and another thing....[/bold] wrote: http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/sport/1 0941556.AFC_Bournemo uth__Brighton_launch _bid_for_Cherries_st ar_Grabban/?ref=var_ 0 some thoughts of the cherries fans.....[/p][/quote]Good afternoon Brighton fans. we will be sorry to lose Grabs as he has done a great job for us this season. he is quick,holds the ball up well and has played the lone striker role well as he is as fit as a butchers dog. The only downside for us is that we dont believe he is a natural goalscorer having missed a few one on one chances but to be fair has also taken some of the more difficult chances. Good luck for the play offs, we enjoyed our day out at the Amex despite the weather and thought the hospitality of the staff and the stadium itself were excellent.[/p][/quote]Thanks for visiting Keith.. It's good to hear some positive opinion on Grabban and I'm pleased you enjoyed your day at the Amex. Good luck for the season SMF20
  • Score: 9

1:20pm Thu 16 Jan 14

keithb says...

tug509 wrote:
How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.
Eddie Howe rested a couple of players Tuesday and Grabban was the most deserving as he had run his socks off in previous games. He came on to replace Rantie who looked knackered, nothing to do with a Brighon bid
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.[/p][/quote]Eddie Howe rested a couple of players Tuesday and Grabban was the most deserving as he had run his socks off in previous games. He came on to replace Rantie who looked knackered, nothing to do with a Brighon bid keithb
  • Score: 4

1:22pm Thu 16 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

albionfan33 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Ulloa, Barnes, David and Crofts, four starters on a normal day. Barnes gone and Crofts out. Grabban comes in for Barnes, Obika is cover for Ulloa and Grabban, we are not done with this window, there has to be more to come. Unless either Obika or Grabban can fill the Crofts role we are still short one player and even if one of them could, we would still be short one player. Agreed?
i'd think between kemy and jfc they would fill the role of crofts
Yes I think either one of them could take to the park and fill the position but would either of them be as effective as Crofts was in his role.
With all due respect to your opinion, and to the named players, I don't think either of them is good enough to replace Crofts. Both might be ok for a game or two, to cover a slight knock, but not for a promotion push from now thru to end of season, but I would love to be wrong.
I think we will be looking for another to come in, loan or purchase. Of course if Bridcutt doesn't go maybe Ince steps in for Crofts, but I am not sure that he can get that particular job done either. Nope for me we need one more player.

Side issue, is Orlandi 100% fit yet?
[quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Ulloa, Barnes, David and Crofts, four starters on a normal day. Barnes gone and Crofts out. Grabban comes in for Barnes, Obika is cover for Ulloa and Grabban, we are not done with this window, there has to be more to come. Unless either Obika or Grabban can fill the Crofts role we are still short one player and even if one of them could, we would still be short one player. Agreed?[/p][/quote]i'd think between kemy and jfc they would fill the role of crofts[/p][/quote]Yes I think either one of them could take to the park and fill the position but would either of them be as effective as Crofts was in his role. With all due respect to your opinion, and to the named players, I don't think either of them is good enough to replace Crofts. Both might be ok for a game or two, to cover a slight knock, but not for a promotion push from now thru to end of season, but I would love to be wrong. I think we will be looking for another to come in, loan or purchase. Of course if Bridcutt doesn't go maybe Ince steps in for Crofts, but I am not sure that he can get that particular job done either. Nope for me we need one more player. Side issue, is Orlandi 100% fit yet? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

1:28pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Bpl333 says...

tug509 wrote:
How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.
Right tug509 maybe you should get your facts right....

The score was 2-1 to us when Grabban came on??? are you saying we shouldnt have brought him on when the score was the tight, just incase the Brighton rumours were true??

and add to the fact talking of v'ery sad behaviour', why didnt Brighton insert this bid in before the cup game.... The transfer window opened on the 1st and today is the 16th!!!
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.[/p][/quote]Right tug509 maybe you should get your facts right.... The score was 2-1 to us when Grabban came on??? are you saying we shouldnt have brought him on when the score was the tight, just incase the Brighton rumours were true?? and add to the fact talking of v'ery sad behaviour', why didnt Brighton insert this bid in before the cup game.... The transfer window opened on the 1st and today is the 16th!!! Bpl333
  • Score: 9

1:29pm Thu 16 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

SMF20 wrote:
Apparently CMS was training with the full squad this morning... IMO that's very good news.
We have waited a very long time to have him nearly available again due to that second injury... In my mind though.. At least that gave the cruciate a little more time to recover.

The thought of Leo, Lewis and CMS all chomping at the bit to play for us is very exciting... I just hope that we utilise the squad to its maximum when we finally have everyone fit.

Let's show some confidence and let's know we can win most games... Strong line ups with intent every game please.

Uta
This is very good news indeed, give him another 4 or 5 weeks of training and the odd cameo appearances from the bench and he will be back. This news along with that of Grabban, has to end any chance that we sign Mason from Cardiff, unless he fancies joining the DS and maybe getting his chance next year, he is still only a young lad, but his price would seem to rule that out.

No news on Conway, have we cooled our interest?
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: Apparently CMS was training with the full squad this morning... IMO that's very good news. We have waited a very long time to have him nearly available again due to that second injury... In my mind though.. At least that gave the cruciate a little more time to recover. The thought of Leo, Lewis and CMS all chomping at the bit to play for us is very exciting... I just hope that we utilise the squad to its maximum when we finally have everyone fit. Let's show some confidence and let's know we can win most games... Strong line ups with intent every game please. Uta[/p][/quote]This is very good news indeed, give him another 4 or 5 weeks of training and the odd cameo appearances from the bench and he will be back. This news along with that of Grabban, has to end any chance that we sign Mason from Cardiff, unless he fancies joining the DS and maybe getting his chance next year, he is still only a young lad, but his price would seem to rule that out. No news on Conway, have we cooled our interest? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

1:31pm Thu 16 Jan 14

a1a1a1 says...

WisdomSpeaks wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote: If/when, this deal goes thru I hope that we hear from Oscar and not Jones, I would love to learn that this was an, 'Oscar target,' someone that, 'he,' asked the suits to get. I guess I would be ok with Jones telling us that, just as long as he was an Oscar choice.
Get well Vegas. I totally agree. I would like to know that ALL our player choices please him. Slightly disappointed that I know our scouts have been following Joe Jolley for ages but nobody took a decision to take him from Kidderminster and now he's gone to Huddersfield for a reported £250k! What a goal scorer he is and only 22 as well. I like Gabbadan but it sounds like a lot of money - let's hope he is the clinical one we've been looking for.
totally agree with you on this one - one for the future and worth taking a chance with him.
Agree wth most on here that Grabban is not worth 1.1 million - his goalscoring record is not that good. Hopefully he will get played upfront with Ulloa, as he won't lead the line and won't score if played up on his own with the usual poor service from our midfield.
[quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: If/when, this deal goes thru I hope that we hear from Oscar and not Jones, I would love to learn that this was an, 'Oscar target,' someone that, 'he,' asked the suits to get. I guess I would be ok with Jones telling us that, just as long as he was an Oscar choice.[/p][/quote]Get well Vegas. I totally agree. I would like to know that ALL our player choices please him. Slightly disappointed that I know our scouts have been following Joe Jolley for ages but nobody took a decision to take him from Kidderminster and now he's gone to Huddersfield for a reported £250k! What a goal scorer he is and only 22 as well. I like Gabbadan but it sounds like a lot of money - let's hope he is the clinical one we've been looking for.[/p][/quote]totally agree with you on this one - one for the future and worth taking a chance with him. Agree wth most on here that Grabban is not worth 1.1 million - his goalscoring record is not that good. Hopefully he will get played upfront with Ulloa, as he won't lead the line and won't score if played up on his own with the usual poor service from our midfield. a1a1a1
  • Score: -1

1:33pm Thu 16 Jan 14

molbol says...

tug509 wrote:
How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.
Two things: -
Apparently being named in the squad constituted being cup tied anyway (didn't believe that myself) but was assured that was the case. He was on the bench to give others a chance; i can't remember the last time Grabs didn't start a game. Eddie's choice really, seeing as AFCB pay the wages.

More importantly though; what was the score when Grabban came on? For your info it was 2-1 and anything could have happened at that point despite dominating the game - Maybe not such sad behaviour; perhaps facts should have been checked first?
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.[/p][/quote]Two things: - Apparently being named in the squad constituted being cup tied anyway (didn't believe that myself) but was assured that was the case. He was on the bench to give others a chance; i can't remember the last time Grabs didn't start a game. Eddie's choice really, seeing as AFCB pay the wages. More importantly though; what was the score when Grabban came on? For your info it was 2-1 and anything could have happened at that point despite dominating the game - Maybe not such sad behaviour; perhaps facts should have been checked first? molbol
  • Score: 5

1:40pm Thu 16 Jan 14

championshipgull says...

From BBC Solent Sport. ‏Eddie Howe on Brighton approach for Lewis Grabban: "It's a disappointing thing to happen at this stage of the season".

Team out Go-karting, Will Hoskins Reports Kuszczak with the fastest lap at the minute. 34.08. via twitter
From BBC Solent Sport. ‏Eddie Howe on Brighton approach for Lewis Grabban: "It's a disappointing thing to happen at this stage of the season". Team out Go-karting, Will Hoskins Reports Kuszczak with the fastest lap at the minute. 34.08. via twitter championshipgull
  • Score: 4

1:41pm Thu 16 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

molbol wrote:
tug509 wrote:
How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.
Two things: -
Apparently being named in the squad constituted being cup tied anyway (didn't believe that myself) but was assured that was the case. He was on the bench to give others a chance; i can't remember the last time Grabs didn't start a game. Eddie's choice really, seeing as AFCB pay the wages.

More importantly though; what was the score when Grabban came on? For your info it was 2-1 and anything could have happened at that point despite dominating the game - Maybe not such sad behaviour; perhaps facts should have been checked first?
I don't see this as an issue, we have Ulloa and Obika so not having Grabban available for a cup game is not a problem, yeah it might have been better if we could use him, but we can't and that's that. Obika will start and Ulloa on the bench. If we win in the upcoming round we might well see CMS available for the following one.
[quote][p][bold]molbol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.[/p][/quote]Two things: - Apparently being named in the squad constituted being cup tied anyway (didn't believe that myself) but was assured that was the case. He was on the bench to give others a chance; i can't remember the last time Grabs didn't start a game. Eddie's choice really, seeing as AFCB pay the wages. More importantly though; what was the score when Grabban came on? For your info it was 2-1 and anything could have happened at that point despite dominating the game - Maybe not such sad behaviour; perhaps facts should have been checked first?[/p][/quote]I don't see this as an issue, we have Ulloa and Obika so not having Grabban available for a cup game is not a problem, yeah it might have been better if we could use him, but we can't and that's that. Obika will start and Ulloa on the bench. If we win in the upcoming round we might well see CMS available for the following one. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

1:45pm Thu 16 Jan 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

a1a1a1 wrote:
WisdomSpeaks wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote: If/when, this deal goes thru I hope that we hear from Oscar and not Jones, I would love to learn that this was an, 'Oscar target,' someone that, 'he,' asked the suits to get. I guess I would be ok with Jones telling us that, just as long as he was an Oscar choice.
Get well Vegas. I totally agree. I would like to know that ALL our player choices please him. Slightly disappointed that I know our scouts have been following Joe Jolley for ages but nobody took a decision to take him from Kidderminster and now he's gone to Huddersfield for a reported £250k! What a goal scorer he is and only 22 as well. I like Gabbadan but it sounds like a lot of money - let's hope he is the clinical one we've been looking for.
totally agree with you on this one - one for the future and worth taking a chance with him.
Agree wth most on here that Grabban is not worth 1.1 million - his goalscoring record is not that good. Hopefully he will get played upfront with Ulloa, as he won't lead the line and won't score if played up on his own with the usual poor service from our midfield.
My apologies - meant to type Grabban - these i phones can be a touch difficult. Maybe it's just the operator!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]a1a1a1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: If/when, this deal goes thru I hope that we hear from Oscar and not Jones, I would love to learn that this was an, 'Oscar target,' someone that, 'he,' asked the suits to get. I guess I would be ok with Jones telling us that, just as long as he was an Oscar choice.[/p][/quote]Get well Vegas. I totally agree. I would like to know that ALL our player choices please him. Slightly disappointed that I know our scouts have been following Joe Jolley for ages but nobody took a decision to take him from Kidderminster and now he's gone to Huddersfield for a reported £250k! What a goal scorer he is and only 22 as well. I like Gabbadan but it sounds like a lot of money - let's hope he is the clinical one we've been looking for.[/p][/quote]totally agree with you on this one - one for the future and worth taking a chance with him. Agree wth most on here that Grabban is not worth 1.1 million - his goalscoring record is not that good. Hopefully he will get played upfront with Ulloa, as he won't lead the line and won't score if played up on his own with the usual poor service from our midfield.[/p][/quote]My apologies - meant to type Grabban - these i phones can be a touch difficult. Maybe it's just the operator!!!!! WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 0

1:47pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Howie2 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
SMF20 wrote:
Apparently CMS was training with the full squad this morning... IMO that's very good news.
We have waited a very long time to have him nearly available again due to that second injury... In my mind though.. At least that gave the cruciate a little more time to recover.

The thought of Leo, Lewis and CMS all chomping at the bit to play for us is very exciting... I just hope that we utilise the squad to its maximum when we finally have everyone fit.

Let's show some confidence and let's know we can win most games... Strong line ups with intent every game please.

Uta
This is very good news indeed, give him another 4 or 5 weeks of training and the odd cameo appearances from the bench and he will be back. This news along with that of Grabban, has to end any chance that we sign Mason from Cardiff, unless he fancies joining the DS and maybe getting his chance next year, he is still only a young lad, but his price would seem to rule that out.

No news on Conway, have we cooled our interest?
It seems that Conway is not coming back. I would personally rather have a player we know will do well for us than one whose abilities are in doubt. Sound like Grabban is Ashley in disguise.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: Apparently CMS was training with the full squad this morning... IMO that's very good news. We have waited a very long time to have him nearly available again due to that second injury... In my mind though.. At least that gave the cruciate a little more time to recover. The thought of Leo, Lewis and CMS all chomping at the bit to play for us is very exciting... I just hope that we utilise the squad to its maximum when we finally have everyone fit. Let's show some confidence and let's know we can win most games... Strong line ups with intent every game please. Uta[/p][/quote]This is very good news indeed, give him another 4 or 5 weeks of training and the odd cameo appearances from the bench and he will be back. This news along with that of Grabban, has to end any chance that we sign Mason from Cardiff, unless he fancies joining the DS and maybe getting his chance next year, he is still only a young lad, but his price would seem to rule that out. No news on Conway, have we cooled our interest?[/p][/quote]It seems that Conway is not coming back. I would personally rather have a player we know will do well for us than one whose abilities are in doubt. Sound like Grabban is Ashley in disguise. Howie2
  • Score: -1

1:49pm Thu 16 Jan 14

tug509 says...

Bpl333 wrote:
tug509 wrote:
How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.
Right tug509 maybe you should get your facts right....

The score was 2-1 to us when Grabban came on??? are you saying we shouldnt have brought him on when the score was the tight, just incase the Brighton rumours were true??

and add to the fact talking of v'ery sad behaviour', why didnt Brighton insert this bid in before the cup game.... The transfer window opened on the 1st and today is the 16th!!!
First of all ,the bid would have been put in before the game ,it wasn`t possible before we sold Barnes ,nonetheless you were fully aware of this.We all know during the transfer window ,that if one of our top players is not picked ,it may be because he is leaving ,we have similar concerns over Liam Bridcutt at the moment ,but you dont play that player for fear of injury ,and therefore no deal ,similarly you didn`t play Grabban for 83 minutes ,you say he was knackered but the original game was postponed ,if he comes to us i hope he has more stamina than that ! ,besides ,my point stands ,he is not your only striker ,why cup tie him for the sake of 7 minutes . If he was your only hope of securing a win on Tuesday ,fine ,but your lads seem to feel he is no great loss ,so which is it ?.
[quote][p][bold]Bpl333[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.[/p][/quote]Right tug509 maybe you should get your facts right.... The score was 2-1 to us when Grabban came on??? are you saying we shouldnt have brought him on when the score was the tight, just incase the Brighton rumours were true?? and add to the fact talking of v'ery sad behaviour', why didnt Brighton insert this bid in before the cup game.... The transfer window opened on the 1st and today is the 16th!!![/p][/quote]First of all ,the bid would have been put in before the game ,it wasn`t possible before we sold Barnes ,nonetheless you were fully aware of this.We all know during the transfer window ,that if one of our top players is not picked ,it may be because he is leaving ,we have similar concerns over Liam Bridcutt at the moment ,but you dont play that player for fear of injury ,and therefore no deal ,similarly you didn`t play Grabban for 83 minutes ,you say he was knackered but the original game was postponed ,if he comes to us i hope he has more stamina than that ! ,besides ,my point stands ,he is not your only striker ,why cup tie him for the sake of 7 minutes . If he was your only hope of securing a win on Tuesday ,fine ,but your lads seem to feel he is no great loss ,so which is it ?. tug509
  • Score: 0

1:55pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Clean Sheet says...

If a deal is to be done with Conway, I dont think it will be done until the very end of the window, as I think albion will want him on loan, not a permanent signing. If, and I know it is a big if, we get promoted, I dont think Conway will feature for Brighton next season. Meantime, I expect his agent will be touting him araound for a permanent deal.
If a deal is to be done with Conway, I dont think it will be done until the very end of the window, as I think albion will want him on loan, not a permanent signing. If, and I know it is a big if, we get promoted, I dont think Conway will feature for Brighton next season. Meantime, I expect his agent will be touting him araound for a permanent deal. Clean Sheet
  • Score: 0

1:57pm Thu 16 Jan 14

keithb says...

tug509 wrote:
Bpl333 wrote:
tug509 wrote:
How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.
Right tug509 maybe you should get your facts right....

The score was 2-1 to us when Grabban came on??? are you saying we shouldnt have brought him on when the score was the tight, just incase the Brighton rumours were true??

and add to the fact talking of v'ery sad behaviour', why didnt Brighton insert this bid in before the cup game.... The transfer window opened on the 1st and today is the 16th!!!
First of all ,the bid would have been put in before the game ,it wasn`t possible before we sold Barnes ,nonetheless you were fully aware of this.We all know during the transfer window ,that if one of our top players is not picked ,it may be because he is leaving ,we have similar concerns over Liam Bridcutt at the moment ,but you dont play that player for fear of injury ,and therefore no deal ,similarly you didn`t play Grabban for 83 minutes ,you say he was knackered but the original game was postponed ,if he comes to us i hope he has more stamina than that ! ,besides ,my point stands ,he is not your only striker ,why cup tie him for the sake of 7 minutes . If he was your only hope of securing a win on Tuesday ,fine ,but your lads seem to feel he is no great loss ,so which is it ?.
Eddie Howes obligation is the AFCB not to Brighton!

Grabban needed a rest from the sequence of Championship games where he played on his own up front. And besides perhaps Howe thought cup tying him might put you off bidding for him. He doesnt owe Brighton any favours
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bpl333[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.[/p][/quote]Right tug509 maybe you should get your facts right.... The score was 2-1 to us when Grabban came on??? are you saying we shouldnt have brought him on when the score was the tight, just incase the Brighton rumours were true?? and add to the fact talking of v'ery sad behaviour', why didnt Brighton insert this bid in before the cup game.... The transfer window opened on the 1st and today is the 16th!!![/p][/quote]First of all ,the bid would have been put in before the game ,it wasn`t possible before we sold Barnes ,nonetheless you were fully aware of this.We all know during the transfer window ,that if one of our top players is not picked ,it may be because he is leaving ,we have similar concerns over Liam Bridcutt at the moment ,but you dont play that player for fear of injury ,and therefore no deal ,similarly you didn`t play Grabban for 83 minutes ,you say he was knackered but the original game was postponed ,if he comes to us i hope he has more stamina than that ! ,besides ,my point stands ,he is not your only striker ,why cup tie him for the sake of 7 minutes . If he was your only hope of securing a win on Tuesday ,fine ,but your lads seem to feel he is no great loss ,so which is it ?.[/p][/quote]Eddie Howes obligation is the AFCB not to Brighton! Grabban needed a rest from the sequence of Championship games where he played on his own up front. And besides perhaps Howe thought cup tying him might put you off bidding for him. He doesnt owe Brighton any favours keithb
  • Score: 1

1:58pm Thu 16 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

2-1 up and you bring on a striker for the last 7 minutes, I admire the attack minded decision but isn't a defender usually brought on under those circumstances, or an attacking midfielder if your lone striker is coming off, this accepting the fact that Grabban needed a rest.

I don't see this as an issue, we can handle this, but Tug does make a fair point.
2-1 up and you bring on a striker for the last 7 minutes, I admire the attack minded decision but isn't a defender usually brought on under those circumstances, or an attacking midfielder if your lone striker is coming off, this accepting the fact that Grabban needed a rest. I don't see this as an issue, we can handle this, but Tug does make a fair point. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -1

1:59pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Baldseagull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
If/when, this deal goes thru I hope that we hear from Oscar and not Jones, I would love to learn that this was an, 'Oscar target,' someone that, 'he,' asked the suits to get. I guess I would be ok with Jones telling us that, just as long as he was an Oscar choice.
You know, he will not be any less of a player if Burke was the one to suggest him to Oscar rather than Oscar suggesting him to Burke.
I don't get the obsession that many on here have with Oscar finding the players that we may be able to sign.
If I was in Oscars position I would want exactly the set up we have. As long as he is not forced to play any particular player in any game and is given the opportunity to state his preference on which of the players on the shortlist we target first, then I don't see the problem.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: If/when, this deal goes thru I hope that we hear from Oscar and not Jones, I would love to learn that this was an, 'Oscar target,' someone that, 'he,' asked the suits to get. I guess I would be ok with Jones telling us that, just as long as he was an Oscar choice.[/p][/quote]You know, he will not be any less of a player if Burke was the one to suggest him to Oscar rather than Oscar suggesting him to Burke. I don't get the obsession that many on here have with Oscar finding the players that we may be able to sign. If I was in Oscars position I would want exactly the set up we have. As long as he is not forced to play any particular player in any game and is given the opportunity to state his preference on which of the players on the shortlist we target first, then I don't see the problem. Baldseagull
  • Score: 10

2:07pm Thu 16 Jan 14

tug509 says...

molbol wrote:
tug509 wrote:
How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.
Two things: -
Apparently being named in the squad constituted being cup tied anyway (didn't believe that myself) but was assured that was the case. He was on the bench to give others a chance; i can't remember the last time Grabs didn't start a game. Eddie's choice really, seeing as AFCB pay the wages.

More importantly though; what was the score when Grabban came on? For your info it was 2-1 and anything could have happened at that point despite dominating the game - Maybe not such sad behaviour; perhaps facts should have been checked first?
I am 99% certain ,being named does not cup tie a player ,i am sure he has to play ,even if only for 7 minutes !. If the guy had played the whole game it would`nt bother me ,but as Keithb said ,he was being rested ? ,and thats what makes it look dodgy ,dont tell me you would`nt think the same .
[quote][p][bold]molbol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.[/p][/quote]Two things: - Apparently being named in the squad constituted being cup tied anyway (didn't believe that myself) but was assured that was the case. He was on the bench to give others a chance; i can't remember the last time Grabs didn't start a game. Eddie's choice really, seeing as AFCB pay the wages. More importantly though; what was the score when Grabban came on? For your info it was 2-1 and anything could have happened at that point despite dominating the game - Maybe not such sad behaviour; perhaps facts should have been checked first?[/p][/quote]I am 99% certain ,being named does not cup tie a player ,i am sure he has to play ,even if only for 7 minutes !. If the guy had played the whole game it would`nt bother me ,but as Keithb said ,he was being rested ? ,and thats what makes it look dodgy ,dont tell me you would`nt think the same . tug509
  • Score: 1

2:18pm Thu 16 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Baldseagull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
If/when, this deal goes thru I hope that we hear from Oscar and not Jones, I would love to learn that this was an, 'Oscar target,' someone that, 'he,' asked the suits to get. I guess I would be ok with Jones telling us that, just as long as he was an Oscar choice.
You know, he will not be any less of a player if Burke was the one to suggest him to Oscar rather than Oscar suggesting him to Burke.
I don't get the obsession that many on here have with Oscar finding the players that we may be able to sign.
If I was in Oscars position I would want exactly the set up we have. As long as he is not forced to play any particular player in any game and is given the opportunity to state his preference on which of the players on the shortlist we target first, then I don't see the problem.
I completely agree, it matters not who suggests the player, the important thing is that the player delivers. The point I was making, re this deal being seen as one urged by Oscar, is that it would be the first one that we knew he instigated. I don't want to know that Oscar suggested Lita as a good loan deal, that was a flop from day one. We have heard that Oscar wanted to keep Barnes, 'others made the decision to sell,' so again not an Oscar decision. There have been decisions taken that would appear to be all about Jones. I just want to hear that one decision has come directly from Oscar.
I am hoping for a re-build next year, promotion or not, my hope is that Oscar will play a major role in that rebuild. I want Oscar to have his squad, his choices and not those of others that he is then required to work with, even if Burke has been ok on the transfer front.
[quote][p][bold]Baldseagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: If/when, this deal goes thru I hope that we hear from Oscar and not Jones, I would love to learn that this was an, 'Oscar target,' someone that, 'he,' asked the suits to get. I guess I would be ok with Jones telling us that, just as long as he was an Oscar choice.[/p][/quote]You know, he will not be any less of a player if Burke was the one to suggest him to Oscar rather than Oscar suggesting him to Burke. I don't get the obsession that many on here have with Oscar finding the players that we may be able to sign. If I was in Oscars position I would want exactly the set up we have. As long as he is not forced to play any particular player in any game and is given the opportunity to state his preference on which of the players on the shortlist we target first, then I don't see the problem.[/p][/quote]I completely agree, it matters not who suggests the player, the important thing is that the player delivers. The point I was making, re this deal being seen as one urged by Oscar, is that it would be the first one that we knew he instigated. I don't want to know that Oscar suggested Lita as a good loan deal, that was a flop from day one. We have heard that Oscar wanted to keep Barnes, 'others made the decision to sell,' so again not an Oscar decision. There have been decisions taken that would appear to be all about Jones. I just want to hear that one decision has come directly from Oscar. I am hoping for a re-build next year, promotion or not, my hope is that Oscar will play a major role in that rebuild. I want Oscar to have his squad, his choices and not those of others that he is then required to work with, even if Burke has been ok on the transfer front. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -2

2:20pm Thu 16 Jan 14

championshipgull says...

championshipgull wrote:
From BBC Solent Sport. ‏Eddie Howe on Brighton approach for Lewis Grabban: "It's a disappointing thing to happen at this stage of the season".

Team out Go-karting, Will Hoskins Reports Kuszczak with the fastest lap at the minute. 34.08. via twitter
Update:
Transfer :Johnny Cantor reports. Eddie Howe says he understands that Grabban is at the Amex discussing personal terms.


Karting: No players reported hurt after multi kart pile-up.
Perhaps our luck with injuries has taken a turn for the better
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: From BBC Solent Sport. ‏Eddie Howe on Brighton approach for Lewis Grabban: "It's a disappointing thing to happen at this stage of the season". Team out Go-karting, Will Hoskins Reports Kuszczak with the fastest lap at the minute. 34.08. via twitter[/p][/quote]Update: Transfer :Johnny Cantor reports. Eddie Howe says he understands that Grabban is at the Amex discussing personal terms. Karting: No players reported hurt after multi kart pile-up. Perhaps our luck with injuries has taken a turn for the better championshipgull
  • Score: 5

2:24pm Thu 16 Jan 14

molbol says...

tug509 wrote:
molbol wrote:
tug509 wrote:
How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.
Two things: -
Apparently being named in the squad constituted being cup tied anyway (didn't believe that myself) but was assured that was the case. He was on the bench to give others a chance; i can't remember the last time Grabs didn't start a game. Eddie's choice really, seeing as AFCB pay the wages.

More importantly though; what was the score when Grabban came on? For your info it was 2-1 and anything could have happened at that point despite dominating the game - Maybe not such sad behaviour; perhaps facts should have been checked first?
I am 99% certain ,being named does not cup tie a player ,i am sure he has to play ,even if only for 7 minutes !. If the guy had played the whole game it would`nt bother me ,but as Keithb said ,he was being rested ? ,and thats what makes it look dodgy ,dont tell me you would`nt think the same .
I too am unsure on the cup tied thing but either way it's irrelavent; he is/was a Bournemouth player and Eddie's decision is final. I bet you wished OG had that sort of authority?

As both of my fellow Cherries mention above; maybe Eddie deliberately cup tied him to try and put you (whoever it is who decides what players to bid for) - also Eddie's priorty is to us, not you guys.

Most importantly though, if you go back to the article you will see it states that you made your move last night, which by maths is the day after the aforementioned crime of him playing for us. Please don't use the line of the rumours in the papers and on Sky etc. either; if every media report was right, & based on your criteria; hardly any footballer would ever be kicking a ball for anyone!

If he goes then good luck to him, i mean that. Perhaps when he scores he will lift up his shirt to show you his Palace tattoo........I wonder if you guys will continue to boo him then?
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molbol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.[/p][/quote]Two things: - Apparently being named in the squad constituted being cup tied anyway (didn't believe that myself) but was assured that was the case. He was on the bench to give others a chance; i can't remember the last time Grabs didn't start a game. Eddie's choice really, seeing as AFCB pay the wages. More importantly though; what was the score when Grabban came on? For your info it was 2-1 and anything could have happened at that point despite dominating the game - Maybe not such sad behaviour; perhaps facts should have been checked first?[/p][/quote]I am 99% certain ,being named does not cup tie a player ,i am sure he has to play ,even if only for 7 minutes !. If the guy had played the whole game it would`nt bother me ,but as Keithb said ,he was being rested ? ,and thats what makes it look dodgy ,dont tell me you would`nt think the same .[/p][/quote]I too am unsure on the cup tied thing but either way it's irrelavent; he is/was a Bournemouth player and Eddie's decision is final. I bet you wished OG had that sort of authority? As both of my fellow Cherries mention above; maybe Eddie deliberately cup tied him to try and put you (whoever it is who decides what players to bid for) - also Eddie's priorty is to us, not you guys. Most importantly though, if you go back to the article you will see it states that you made your move last night, which by maths is the day after the aforementioned crime of him playing for us. Please don't use the line of the rumours in the papers and on Sky etc. either; if every media report was right, & based on your criteria; hardly any footballer would ever be kicking a ball for anyone! If he goes then good luck to him, i mean that. Perhaps when he scores he will lift up his shirt to show you his Palace tattoo........I wonder if you guys will continue to boo him then? molbol
  • Score: 4

2:34pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Aye Aye says...

Sorry, but at the risk of inviting the dreaded thumbs down, I am not at all enthused by our move for Grabban who I don't see as an improvement to the now-departed Barnes. That said, our management and training regime may get more out of him; the proof of this particular pudding is in the eating so, if he scores goals, I'll eat my words. I've said it before but the jury is out for me on this one. Sorry.
Sorry, but at the risk of inviting the dreaded thumbs down, I am not at all enthused by our move for Grabban who I don't see as an improvement to the now-departed Barnes. That said, our management and training regime may get more out of him; the proof of this particular pudding is in the eating so, if he scores goals, I'll eat my words. I've said it before but the jury is out for me on this one. Sorry. Aye Aye
  • Score: 3

2:35pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Gee Jay says...

tug509 wrote:
How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.
Just giving the guy a chance to give a farewell cameo to the home fans, I would imagine. He was already cup-tied, and his instructions when he went on were probably 'Just hold the ball up son, and don't do anything silly'
I look forwardto seeing how he performs in an Albion shirt .
Sometimes these forwards need a change of club to reinvigorate their goals to chances ratio. It will probably happen with Ashley.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.[/p][/quote]Just giving the guy a chance to give a farewell cameo to the home fans, I would imagine. He was already cup-tied, and his instructions when he went on were probably 'Just hold the ball up son, and don't do anything silly' I look forwardto seeing how he performs in an Albion shirt . Sometimes these forwards need a change of club to reinvigorate their goals to chances ratio. It will probably happen with Ashley. Gee Jay
  • Score: 4

2:40pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Hovite says...

Baldseagull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
If/when, this deal goes thru I hope that we hear from Oscar and not Jones, I would love to learn that this was an, 'Oscar target,' someone that, 'he,' asked the suits to get. I guess I would be ok with Jones telling us that, just as long as he was an Oscar choice.
You know, he will not be any less of a player if Burke was the one to suggest him to Oscar rather than Oscar suggesting him to Burke.
I don't get the obsession that many on here have with Oscar finding the players that we may be able to sign.
If I was in Oscars position I would want exactly the set up we have. As long as he is not forced to play any particular player in any game and is given the opportunity to state his preference on which of the players on the shortlist we target first, then I don't see the problem.
Agree, too much bed wetting from some people on here with regards to Burke and Barber.

We have done well in recruitment and development;

Ulloa
Ince
March
JFC
Chickson
Ward
Agustien
Andrews
Obika
Monakana
Grabban
Conway (good move at the time with Orlandi, Buckley and Kaz out injured)

All have come here on Burke and Barber’s watch and I wouldn’t change a thing.
[quote][p][bold]Baldseagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: If/when, this deal goes thru I hope that we hear from Oscar and not Jones, I would love to learn that this was an, 'Oscar target,' someone that, 'he,' asked the suits to get. I guess I would be ok with Jones telling us that, just as long as he was an Oscar choice.[/p][/quote]You know, he will not be any less of a player if Burke was the one to suggest him to Oscar rather than Oscar suggesting him to Burke. I don't get the obsession that many on here have with Oscar finding the players that we may be able to sign. If I was in Oscars position I would want exactly the set up we have. As long as he is not forced to play any particular player in any game and is given the opportunity to state his preference on which of the players on the shortlist we target first, then I don't see the problem.[/p][/quote]Agree, too much bed wetting from some people on here with regards to Burke and Barber. We have done well in recruitment and development; Ulloa Ince March JFC Chickson Ward Agustien Andrews Obika Monakana Grabban Conway (good move at the time with Orlandi, Buckley and Kaz out injured) All have come here on Burke and Barber’s watch and I wouldn’t change a thing. Hovite
  • Score: 8

2:47pm Thu 16 Jan 14

and another thing.... says...

molbol wrote:
tug509 wrote:
molbol wrote:
tug509 wrote:
How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.
Two things: -
Apparently being named in the squad constituted being cup tied anyway (didn't believe that myself) but was assured that was the case. He was on the bench to give others a chance; i can't remember the last time Grabs didn't start a game. Eddie's choice really, seeing as AFCB pay the wages.

More importantly though; what was the score when Grabban came on? For your info it was 2-1 and anything could have happened at that point despite dominating the game - Maybe not such sad behaviour; perhaps facts should have been checked first?
I am 99% certain ,being named does not cup tie a player ,i am sure he has to play ,even if only for 7 minutes !. If the guy had played the whole game it would`nt bother me ,but as Keithb said ,he was being rested ? ,and thats what makes it look dodgy ,dont tell me you would`nt think the same .
I too am unsure on the cup tied thing but either way it's irrelavent; he is/was a Bournemouth player and Eddie's decision is final. I bet you wished OG had that sort of authority?

As both of my fellow Cherries mention above; maybe Eddie deliberately cup tied him to try and put you (whoever it is who decides what players to bid for) - also Eddie's priorty is to us, not you guys.

Most importantly though, if you go back to the article you will see it states that you made your move last night, which by maths is the day after the aforementioned crime of him playing for us. Please don't use the line of the rumours in the papers and on Sky etc. either; if every media report was right, & based on your criteria; hardly any footballer would ever be kicking a ball for anyone!

If he goes then good luck to him, i mean that. Perhaps when he scores he will lift up his shirt to show you his Palace tattoo........I wonder if you guys will continue to boo him then?
The only Albion fans who would care if he has a Palace tattoo are the few who hate Palace more than they love the Albion.
Whatever he does if/after he signs for us is history as far as you are concerned; it will be of no importance to Bournemouth FC - or presumably you!
[quote][p][bold]molbol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molbol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.[/p][/quote]Two things: - Apparently being named in the squad constituted being cup tied anyway (didn't believe that myself) but was assured that was the case. He was on the bench to give others a chance; i can't remember the last time Grabs didn't start a game. Eddie's choice really, seeing as AFCB pay the wages. More importantly though; what was the score when Grabban came on? For your info it was 2-1 and anything could have happened at that point despite dominating the game - Maybe not such sad behaviour; perhaps facts should have been checked first?[/p][/quote]I am 99% certain ,being named does not cup tie a player ,i am sure he has to play ,even if only for 7 minutes !. If the guy had played the whole game it would`nt bother me ,but as Keithb said ,he was being rested ? ,and thats what makes it look dodgy ,dont tell me you would`nt think the same .[/p][/quote]I too am unsure on the cup tied thing but either way it's irrelavent; he is/was a Bournemouth player and Eddie's decision is final. I bet you wished OG had that sort of authority? As both of my fellow Cherries mention above; maybe Eddie deliberately cup tied him to try and put you (whoever it is who decides what players to bid for) - also Eddie's priorty is to us, not you guys. Most importantly though, if you go back to the article you will see it states that you made your move last night, which by maths is the day after the aforementioned crime of him playing for us. Please don't use the line of the rumours in the papers and on Sky etc. either; if every media report was right, & based on your criteria; hardly any footballer would ever be kicking a ball for anyone! If he goes then good luck to him, i mean that. Perhaps when he scores he will lift up his shirt to show you his Palace tattoo........I wonder if you guys will continue to boo him then?[/p][/quote]The only Albion fans who would care if he has a Palace tattoo are the few who hate Palace more than they love the Albion. Whatever he does if/after he signs for us is history as far as you are concerned; it will be of no importance to Bournemouth FC - or presumably you! and another thing....
  • Score: 1

2:57pm Thu 16 Jan 14

tug509 says...

molbol wrote:
tug509 wrote:
molbol wrote:
tug509 wrote:
How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.
Two things: -
Apparently being named in the squad constituted being cup tied anyway (didn't believe that myself) but was assured that was the case. He was on the bench to give others a chance; i can't remember the last time Grabs didn't start a game. Eddie's choice really, seeing as AFCB pay the wages.

More importantly though; what was the score when Grabban came on? For your info it was 2-1 and anything could have happened at that point despite dominating the game - Maybe not such sad behaviour; perhaps facts should have been checked first?
I am 99% certain ,being named does not cup tie a player ,i am sure he has to play ,even if only for 7 minutes !. If the guy had played the whole game it would`nt bother me ,but as Keithb said ,he was being rested ? ,and thats what makes it look dodgy ,dont tell me you would`nt think the same .
I too am unsure on the cup tied thing but either way it's irrelavent; he is/was a Bournemouth player and Eddie's decision is final. I bet you wished OG had that sort of authority?

As both of my fellow Cherries mention above; maybe Eddie deliberately cup tied him to try and put you (whoever it is who decides what players to bid for) - also Eddie's priorty is to us, not you guys.

Most importantly though, if you go back to the article you will see it states that you made your move last night, which by maths is the day after the aforementioned crime of him playing for us. Please don't use the line of the rumours in the papers and on Sky etc. either; if every media report was right, & based on your criteria; hardly any footballer would ever be kicking a ball for anyone!

If he goes then good luck to him, i mean that. Perhaps when he scores he will lift up his shirt to show you his Palace tattoo........I wonder if you guys will continue to boo him then?
Why do you insist on making my point ,you really are no fun ,if as you say Eddie Howe played him to cup-tie him ,then good for him ,i would hope we did the same ,but it`s the way he did it that makes it unsavoury . The actual bid may well have been put in last night ,but do you really believe ,that the initial approach was`nt made on Monday or Tuesday or even before ,don`t forget ,the agent`s and the lawyers are involved long before the bid is formally announced ,whether it is accepted or not ,that could put it as far back as the end of last week .

As for OG ,we are currently 10 places ,9 points ,and 21 goals (GD) better off than you ,and are on the verge of signing your top goal scorer,so i am quite happy with Oscar Garcia`s authority ,he just does his business quietly and effectively on the pitch where it counts ,but thanks for asking .

As far as i`m aware i havn`t mentioned the press ,Sky or any media source ,so i fail to see how any media report can be based on anything i have said ,unless you know somrthing i dont ?.
[quote][p][bold]molbol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molbol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.[/p][/quote]Two things: - Apparently being named in the squad constituted being cup tied anyway (didn't believe that myself) but was assured that was the case. He was on the bench to give others a chance; i can't remember the last time Grabs didn't start a game. Eddie's choice really, seeing as AFCB pay the wages. More importantly though; what was the score when Grabban came on? For your info it was 2-1 and anything could have happened at that point despite dominating the game - Maybe not such sad behaviour; perhaps facts should have been checked first?[/p][/quote]I am 99% certain ,being named does not cup tie a player ,i am sure he has to play ,even if only for 7 minutes !. If the guy had played the whole game it would`nt bother me ,but as Keithb said ,he was being rested ? ,and thats what makes it look dodgy ,dont tell me you would`nt think the same .[/p][/quote]I too am unsure on the cup tied thing but either way it's irrelavent; he is/was a Bournemouth player and Eddie's decision is final. I bet you wished OG had that sort of authority? As both of my fellow Cherries mention above; maybe Eddie deliberately cup tied him to try and put you (whoever it is who decides what players to bid for) - also Eddie's priorty is to us, not you guys. Most importantly though, if you go back to the article you will see it states that you made your move last night, which by maths is the day after the aforementioned crime of him playing for us. Please don't use the line of the rumours in the papers and on Sky etc. either; if every media report was right, & based on your criteria; hardly any footballer would ever be kicking a ball for anyone! If he goes then good luck to him, i mean that. Perhaps when he scores he will lift up his shirt to show you his Palace tattoo........I wonder if you guys will continue to boo him then?[/p][/quote]Why do you insist on making my point ,you really are no fun ,if as you say Eddie Howe played him to cup-tie him ,then good for him ,i would hope we did the same ,but it`s the way he did it that makes it unsavoury . The actual bid may well have been put in last night ,but do you really believe ,that the initial approach was`nt made on Monday or Tuesday or even before ,don`t forget ,the agent`s and the lawyers are involved long before the bid is formally announced ,whether it is accepted or not ,that could put it as far back as the end of last week . As for OG ,we are currently 10 places ,9 points ,and 21 goals (GD) better off than you ,and are on the verge of signing your top goal scorer,so i am quite happy with Oscar Garcia`s authority ,he just does his business quietly and effectively on the pitch where it counts ,but thanks for asking . As far as i`m aware i havn`t mentioned the press ,Sky or any media source ,so i fail to see how any media report can be based on anything i have said ,unless you know somrthing i dont ?. tug509
  • Score: 0

2:58pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Chi Gull says...

tug509 wrote:
molbol wrote:
tug509 wrote:
How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.
Two things: -
Apparently being named in the squad constituted being cup tied anyway (didn't believe that myself) but was assured that was the case. He was on the bench to give others a chance; i can't remember the last time Grabs didn't start a game. Eddie's choice really, seeing as AFCB pay the wages.

More importantly though; what was the score when Grabban came on? For your info it was 2-1 and anything could have happened at that point despite dominating the game - Maybe not such sad behaviour; perhaps facts should have been checked first?
I am 99% certain ,being named does not cup tie a player ,i am sure he has to play ,even if only for 7 minutes !. If the guy had played the whole game it would`nt bother me ,but as Keithb said ,he was being rested ? ,and thats what makes it look dodgy ,dont tell me you would`nt think the same .
Tug/Vegas - I usually respect your posts and sometimes I even agree with them, but I really do not understand why this issue with Grabban is upsetting you both so much. He is a Bournemouth player and Eddie Howe can do what he wants with him, especially if in an ideal world you would like to keep the player.Get over it please.

Nice to see some reasonable well balanced posts from supporters of Bournemouth on here. From my point of view, if we have someone with Barnes goalscoring ability with a bit more pace and control, I will be happy with the deal.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molbol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.[/p][/quote]Two things: - Apparently being named in the squad constituted being cup tied anyway (didn't believe that myself) but was assured that was the case. He was on the bench to give others a chance; i can't remember the last time Grabs didn't start a game. Eddie's choice really, seeing as AFCB pay the wages. More importantly though; what was the score when Grabban came on? For your info it was 2-1 and anything could have happened at that point despite dominating the game - Maybe not such sad behaviour; perhaps facts should have been checked first?[/p][/quote]I am 99% certain ,being named does not cup tie a player ,i am sure he has to play ,even if only for 7 minutes !. If the guy had played the whole game it would`nt bother me ,but as Keithb said ,he was being rested ? ,and thats what makes it look dodgy ,dont tell me you would`nt think the same .[/p][/quote]Tug/Vegas - I usually respect your posts and sometimes I even agree with them, but I really do not understand why this issue with Grabban is upsetting you both so much. He is a Bournemouth player and Eddie Howe can do what he wants with him, especially if in an ideal world you would like to keep the player.Get over it please. Nice to see some reasonable well balanced posts from supporters of Bournemouth on here. From my point of view, if we have someone with Barnes goalscoring ability with a bit more pace and control, I will be happy with the deal. Chi Gull
  • Score: 7

2:59pm Thu 16 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

I am surprised that my brother is not commenting today, where are you AGT999, things are happening.
I am surprised that my brother is not commenting today, where are you AGT999, things are happening. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -1

3:04pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Chi Gull says...

Baldseagull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
If/when, this deal goes thru I hope that we hear from Oscar and not Jones, I would love to learn that this was an, 'Oscar target,' someone that, 'he,' asked the suits to get. I guess I would be ok with Jones telling us that, just as long as he was an Oscar choice.
You know, he will not be any less of a player if Burke was the one to suggest him to Oscar rather than Oscar suggesting him to Burke.
I don't get the obsession that many on here have with Oscar finding the players that we may be able to sign.
If I was in Oscars position I would want exactly the set up we have. As long as he is not forced to play any particular player in any game and is given the opportunity to state his preference on which of the players on the shortlist we target first, then I don't see the problem.
Agree absolutely baldseagull. I don't get the obsession with OG or NJ talking to the press. Just because OG talks to the press it doesn't mean he was behind the signing and the same goes for NJ. A lot of the time it will be NJ because he is more comfortable talking to the press in english than OG. At least it keep all the conspiracy theorists happy - of which there seem to be many on here.
[quote][p][bold]Baldseagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: If/when, this deal goes thru I hope that we hear from Oscar and not Jones, I would love to learn that this was an, 'Oscar target,' someone that, 'he,' asked the suits to get. I guess I would be ok with Jones telling us that, just as long as he was an Oscar choice.[/p][/quote]You know, he will not be any less of a player if Burke was the one to suggest him to Oscar rather than Oscar suggesting him to Burke. I don't get the obsession that many on here have with Oscar finding the players that we may be able to sign. If I was in Oscars position I would want exactly the set up we have. As long as he is not forced to play any particular player in any game and is given the opportunity to state his preference on which of the players on the shortlist we target first, then I don't see the problem.[/p][/quote]Agree absolutely baldseagull. I don't get the obsession with OG or NJ talking to the press. Just because OG talks to the press it doesn't mean he was behind the signing and the same goes for NJ. A lot of the time it will be NJ because he is more comfortable talking to the press in english than OG. At least it keep all the conspiracy theorists happy - of which there seem to be many on here. Chi Gull
  • Score: 5

3:05pm Thu 16 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Chi Gull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
molbol wrote:
tug509 wrote:
How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.
Two things: -
Apparently being named in the squad constituted being cup tied anyway (didn't believe that myself) but was assured that was the case. He was on the bench to give others a chance; i can't remember the last time Grabs didn't start a game. Eddie's choice really, seeing as AFCB pay the wages.

More importantly though; what was the score when Grabban came on? For your info it was 2-1 and anything could have happened at that point despite dominating the game - Maybe not such sad behaviour; perhaps facts should have been checked first?
I am 99% certain ,being named does not cup tie a player ,i am sure he has to play ,even if only for 7 minutes !. If the guy had played the whole game it would`nt bother me ,but as Keithb said ,he was being rested ? ,and thats what makes it look dodgy ,dont tell me you would`nt think the same .
Tug/Vegas - I usually respect your posts and sometimes I even agree with them, but I really do not understand why this issue with Grabban is upsetting you both so much. He is a Bournemouth player and Eddie Howe can do what he wants with him, especially if in an ideal world you would like to keep the player.Get over it please.

Nice to see some reasonable well balanced posts from supporters of Bournemouth on here. From my point of view, if we have someone with Barnes goalscoring ability with a bit more pace and control, I will be happy with the deal.
You may have noticed, but apparently not, that I have stated twice that I don't see this as an issue for us, if he is cup tied then he is, that is not to say that what Tug is suggesting, that being that Bournemouth deliberately cup tied Grabban, seems a tad small minded. The other side of that coin is, as one or two Bournemouth fans have suggested, it was done deliberately to maybe lessen our interest in the player, and that's cool, I get it. As I say not much of an issue for me.
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molbol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.[/p][/quote]Two things: - Apparently being named in the squad constituted being cup tied anyway (didn't believe that myself) but was assured that was the case. He was on the bench to give others a chance; i can't remember the last time Grabs didn't start a game. Eddie's choice really, seeing as AFCB pay the wages. More importantly though; what was the score when Grabban came on? For your info it was 2-1 and anything could have happened at that point despite dominating the game - Maybe not such sad behaviour; perhaps facts should have been checked first?[/p][/quote]I am 99% certain ,being named does not cup tie a player ,i am sure he has to play ,even if only for 7 minutes !. If the guy had played the whole game it would`nt bother me ,but as Keithb said ,he was being rested ? ,and thats what makes it look dodgy ,dont tell me you would`nt think the same .[/p][/quote]Tug/Vegas - I usually respect your posts and sometimes I even agree with them, but I really do not understand why this issue with Grabban is upsetting you both so much. He is a Bournemouth player and Eddie Howe can do what he wants with him, especially if in an ideal world you would like to keep the player.Get over it please. Nice to see some reasonable well balanced posts from supporters of Bournemouth on here. From my point of view, if we have someone with Barnes goalscoring ability with a bit more pace and control, I will be happy with the deal.[/p][/quote]You may have noticed, but apparently not, that I have stated twice that I don't see this as an issue for us, if he is cup tied then he is, that is not to say that what Tug is suggesting, that being that Bournemouth deliberately cup tied Grabban, seems a tad small minded. The other side of that coin is, as one or two Bournemouth fans have suggested, it was done deliberately to maybe lessen our interest in the player, and that's cool, I get it. As I say not much of an issue for me. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

3:05pm Thu 16 Jan 14

keithb says...

tug509 wrote:
molbol wrote:
tug509 wrote:
molbol wrote:
tug509 wrote:
How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.
Two things: -
Apparently being named in the squad constituted being cup tied anyway (didn't believe that myself) but was assured that was the case. He was on the bench to give others a chance; i can't remember the last time Grabs didn't start a game. Eddie's choice really, seeing as AFCB pay the wages.

More importantly though; what was the score when Grabban came on? For your info it was 2-1 and anything could have happened at that point despite dominating the game - Maybe not such sad behaviour; perhaps facts should have been checked first?
I am 99% certain ,being named does not cup tie a player ,i am sure he has to play ,even if only for 7 minutes !. If the guy had played the whole game it would`nt bother me ,but as Keithb said ,he was being rested ? ,and thats what makes it look dodgy ,dont tell me you would`nt think the same .
I too am unsure on the cup tied thing but either way it's irrelavent; he is/was a Bournemouth player and Eddie's decision is final. I bet you wished OG had that sort of authority?

As both of my fellow Cherries mention above; maybe Eddie deliberately cup tied him to try and put you (whoever it is who decides what players to bid for) - also Eddie's priorty is to us, not you guys.

Most importantly though, if you go back to the article you will see it states that you made your move last night, which by maths is the day after the aforementioned crime of him playing for us. Please don't use the line of the rumours in the papers and on Sky etc. either; if every media report was right, & based on your criteria; hardly any footballer would ever be kicking a ball for anyone!

If he goes then good luck to him, i mean that. Perhaps when he scores he will lift up his shirt to show you his Palace tattoo........I wonder if you guys will continue to boo him then?
Why do you insist on making my point ,you really are no fun ,if as you say Eddie Howe played him to cup-tie him ,then good for him ,i would hope we did the same ,but it`s the way he did it that makes it unsavoury . The actual bid may well have been put in last night ,but do you really believe ,that the initial approach was`nt made on Monday or Tuesday or even before ,don`t forget ,the agent`s and the lawyers are involved long before the bid is formally announced ,whether it is accepted or not ,that could put it as far back as the end of last week .

As for OG ,we are currently 10 places ,9 points ,and 21 goals (GD) better off than you ,and are on the verge of signing your top goal scorer,so i am quite happy with Oscar Garcia`s authority ,he just does his business quietly and effectively on the pitch where it counts ,but thanks for asking .

As far as i`m aware i havn`t mentioned the press ,Sky or any media source ,so i fail to see how any media report can be based on anything i have said ,unless you know somrthing i dont ?.
My fellow Cherry meant that the approach was only made after the game Tuesday although there were rumours circulating prior to the match but these would not have influenced Eddie Howes thinking for the Burton game as it was not official.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molbol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molbol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.[/p][/quote]Two things: - Apparently being named in the squad constituted being cup tied anyway (didn't believe that myself) but was assured that was the case. He was on the bench to give others a chance; i can't remember the last time Grabs didn't start a game. Eddie's choice really, seeing as AFCB pay the wages. More importantly though; what was the score when Grabban came on? For your info it was 2-1 and anything could have happened at that point despite dominating the game - Maybe not such sad behaviour; perhaps facts should have been checked first?[/p][/quote]I am 99% certain ,being named does not cup tie a player ,i am sure he has to play ,even if only for 7 minutes !. If the guy had played the whole game it would`nt bother me ,but as Keithb said ,he was being rested ? ,and thats what makes it look dodgy ,dont tell me you would`nt think the same .[/p][/quote]I too am unsure on the cup tied thing but either way it's irrelavent; he is/was a Bournemouth player and Eddie's decision is final. I bet you wished OG had that sort of authority? As both of my fellow Cherries mention above; maybe Eddie deliberately cup tied him to try and put you (whoever it is who decides what players to bid for) - also Eddie's priorty is to us, not you guys. Most importantly though, if you go back to the article you will see it states that you made your move last night, which by maths is the day after the aforementioned crime of him playing for us. Please don't use the line of the rumours in the papers and on Sky etc. either; if every media report was right, & based on your criteria; hardly any footballer would ever be kicking a ball for anyone! If he goes then good luck to him, i mean that. Perhaps when he scores he will lift up his shirt to show you his Palace tattoo........I wonder if you guys will continue to boo him then?[/p][/quote]Why do you insist on making my point ,you really are no fun ,if as you say Eddie Howe played him to cup-tie him ,then good for him ,i would hope we did the same ,but it`s the way he did it that makes it unsavoury . The actual bid may well have been put in last night ,but do you really believe ,that the initial approach was`nt made on Monday or Tuesday or even before ,don`t forget ,the agent`s and the lawyers are involved long before the bid is formally announced ,whether it is accepted or not ,that could put it as far back as the end of last week . As for OG ,we are currently 10 places ,9 points ,and 21 goals (GD) better off than you ,and are on the verge of signing your top goal scorer,so i am quite happy with Oscar Garcia`s authority ,he just does his business quietly and effectively on the pitch where it counts ,but thanks for asking . As far as i`m aware i havn`t mentioned the press ,Sky or any media source ,so i fail to see how any media report can be based on anything i have said ,unless you know somrthing i dont ?.[/p][/quote]My fellow Cherry meant that the approach was only made after the game Tuesday although there were rumours circulating prior to the match but these would not have influenced Eddie Howes thinking for the Burton game as it was not official. keithb
  • Score: 1

3:11pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Chi Gull says...

As I recall, I think the booing of Grabban at the Amex was more to do with the penalty decision rather than the Palace association.

I am struggling to think of a 'stand up if you hate Palace' chant this season. Last season you could judge how bored the fans were by timing how long it took for the first anti-palace chant to start up. Perhaps we are all more focussed on our own teams success that the (at times) boring rivalry with Palarse. Of course its not at all boring when we actually play them.
As I recall, I think the booing of Grabban at the Amex was more to do with the penalty decision rather than the Palace association. I am struggling to think of a 'stand up if you hate Palace' chant this season. Last season you could judge how bored the fans were by timing how long it took for the first anti-palace chant to start up. Perhaps we are all more focussed on our own teams success that the (at times) boring rivalry with Palarse. Of course its not at all boring when we actually play them. Chi Gull
  • Score: 5

3:19pm Thu 16 Jan 14

championshipgull says...

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  • Score: 4

3:20pm Thu 16 Jan 14

molbol says...

and another thing.... wrote:
molbol wrote:
tug509 wrote:
molbol wrote:
tug509 wrote:
How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.
Two things: -
Apparently being named in the squad constituted being cup tied anyway (didn't believe that myself) but was assured that was the case. He was on the bench to give others a chance; i can't remember the last time Grabs didn't start a game. Eddie's choice really, seeing as AFCB pay the wages.

More importantly though; what was the score when Grabban came on? For your info it was 2-1 and anything could have happened at that point despite dominating the game - Maybe not such sad behaviour; perhaps facts should have been checked first?
I am 99% certain ,being named does not cup tie a player ,i am sure he has to play ,even if only for 7 minutes !. If the guy had played the whole game it would`nt bother me ,but as Keithb said ,he was being rested ? ,and thats what makes it look dodgy ,dont tell me you would`nt think the same .
I too am unsure on the cup tied thing but either way it's irrelavent; he is/was a Bournemouth player and Eddie's decision is final. I bet you wished OG had that sort of authority?

As both of my fellow Cherries mention above; maybe Eddie deliberately cup tied him to try and put you (whoever it is who decides what players to bid for) - also Eddie's priorty is to us, not you guys.

Most importantly though, if you go back to the article you will see it states that you made your move last night, which by maths is the day after the aforementioned crime of him playing for us. Please don't use the line of the rumours in the papers and on Sky etc. either; if every media report was right, & based on your criteria; hardly any footballer would ever be kicking a ball for anyone!

If he goes then good luck to him, i mean that. Perhaps when he scores he will lift up his shirt to show you his Palace tattoo........I wonder if you guys will continue to boo him then?
The only Albion fans who would care if he has a Palace tattoo are the few who hate Palace more than they love the Albion.
Whatever he does if/after he signs for us is history as far as you are concerned; it will be of no importance to Bournemouth FC - or presumably you!
As i said; i wish him well; did you not read that?

I agree with you about the knuckle draggers - just trying to jest about the tottoo

And by the way; it's not Bournemouth FC. Different club altogether.
[quote][p][bold]and another thing....[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molbol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molbol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.[/p][/quote]Two things: - Apparently being named in the squad constituted being cup tied anyway (didn't believe that myself) but was assured that was the case. He was on the bench to give others a chance; i can't remember the last time Grabs didn't start a game. Eddie's choice really, seeing as AFCB pay the wages. More importantly though; what was the score when Grabban came on? For your info it was 2-1 and anything could have happened at that point despite dominating the game - Maybe not such sad behaviour; perhaps facts should have been checked first?[/p][/quote]I am 99% certain ,being named does not cup tie a player ,i am sure he has to play ,even if only for 7 minutes !. If the guy had played the whole game it would`nt bother me ,but as Keithb said ,he was being rested ? ,and thats what makes it look dodgy ,dont tell me you would`nt think the same .[/p][/quote]I too am unsure on the cup tied thing but either way it's irrelavent; he is/was a Bournemouth player and Eddie's decision is final. I bet you wished OG had that sort of authority? As both of my fellow Cherries mention above; maybe Eddie deliberately cup tied him to try and put you (whoever it is who decides what players to bid for) - also Eddie's priorty is to us, not you guys. Most importantly though, if you go back to the article you will see it states that you made your move last night, which by maths is the day after the aforementioned crime of him playing for us. Please don't use the line of the rumours in the papers and on Sky etc. either; if every media report was right, & based on your criteria; hardly any footballer would ever be kicking a ball for anyone! If he goes then good luck to him, i mean that. Perhaps when he scores he will lift up his shirt to show you his Palace tattoo........I wonder if you guys will continue to boo him then?[/p][/quote]The only Albion fans who would care if he has a Palace tattoo are the few who hate Palace more than they love the Albion. Whatever he does if/after he signs for us is history as far as you are concerned; it will be of no importance to Bournemouth FC - or presumably you![/p][/quote]As i said; i wish him well; did you not read that? I agree with you about the knuckle draggers - just trying to jest about the tottoo And by the way; it's not Bournemouth FC. Different club altogether. molbol
  • Score: 0

3:27pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Chi Gull says...

Just to show how 'balanced' I am - Tug is right on the eligibility point. Non playing substitutes are eligible to play for other teams in the same competition.

PS I think it was in the John Bond/Ted Macdougall era when Bournemouth went all continental and changed to AFC Bournemouth. That just shows how old I am. Oh and we still beat them to promotion under Pat Saward :)
Just to show how 'balanced' I am - Tug is right on the eligibility point. Non playing substitutes are eligible to play for other teams in the same competition. PS I think it was in the John Bond/Ted Macdougall era when Bournemouth went all continental and changed to AFC Bournemouth. That just shows how old I am. Oh and we still beat them to promotion under Pat Saward :) Chi Gull
  • Score: 3

3:29pm Thu 16 Jan 14

molbol says...

Chi Gull wrote:
As I recall, I think the booing of Grabban at the Amex was more to do with the penalty decision rather than the Palace association.

I am struggling to think of a 'stand up if you hate Palace' chant this season. Last season you could judge how bored the fans were by timing how long it took for the first anti-palace chant to start up. Perhaps we are all more focussed on our own teams success that the (at times) boring rivalry with Palarse. Of course its not at all boring when we actually play them.
Probably right Chi Gull - But what about at Dean Court?

I know what you mean though; we still get some going on about Saints; despite the fact they've done us ok down the last few years with loans etc. they are way ahead of us in infrastructure (at the moment at least anyway thanks to Cortese) and they bashed us 3 times in the same season the last time we met on level terms.

I want to see all the South Coast teams do well - I wished there more of us rather than the poxy Northern away days.

I've just heard on the grapevine that Grabbans impending move is neither football or money by all accounts; it's all about preferring Brighton as a location - it's easier to get to Croydon from there as he can go straight up the M23 to get back to the area he truly loves.....
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: As I recall, I think the booing of Grabban at the Amex was more to do with the penalty decision rather than the Palace association. I am struggling to think of a 'stand up if you hate Palace' chant this season. Last season you could judge how bored the fans were by timing how long it took for the first anti-palace chant to start up. Perhaps we are all more focussed on our own teams success that the (at times) boring rivalry with Palarse. Of course its not at all boring when we actually play them.[/p][/quote]Probably right Chi Gull - But what about at Dean Court? I know what you mean though; we still get some going on about Saints; despite the fact they've done us ok down the last few years with loans etc. they are way ahead of us in infrastructure (at the moment at least anyway thanks to Cortese) and they bashed us 3 times in the same season the last time we met on level terms. I want to see all the South Coast teams do well - I wished there more of us rather than the poxy Northern away days. I've just heard on the grapevine that Grabbans impending move is neither football or money by all accounts; it's all about preferring Brighton as a location - it's easier to get to Croydon from there as he can go straight up the M23 to get back to the area he truly loves..... molbol
  • Score: -5

3:36pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Baldseagull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Baldseagull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
If/when, this deal goes thru I hope that we hear from Oscar and not Jones, I would love to learn that this was an, 'Oscar target,' someone that, 'he,' asked the suits to get. I guess I would be ok with Jones telling us that, just as long as he was an Oscar choice.
You know, he will not be any less of a player if Burke was the one to suggest him to Oscar rather than Oscar suggesting him to Burke.
I don't get the obsession that many on here have with Oscar finding the players that we may be able to sign.
If I was in Oscars position I would want exactly the set up we have. As long as he is not forced to play any particular player in any game and is given the opportunity to state his preference on which of the players on the shortlist we target first, then I don't see the problem.
I completely agree, it matters not who suggests the player, the important thing is that the player delivers. The point I was making, re this deal being seen as one urged by Oscar, is that it would be the first one that we knew he instigated. I don't want to know that Oscar suggested Lita as a good loan deal, that was a flop from day one. We have heard that Oscar wanted to keep Barnes, 'others made the decision to sell,' so again not an Oscar decision. There have been decisions taken that would appear to be all about Jones. I just want to hear that one decision has come directly from Oscar.
I am hoping for a re-build next year, promotion or not, my hope is that Oscar will play a major role in that rebuild. I want Oscar to have his squad, his choices and not those of others that he is then required to work with, even if Burke has been ok on the transfer front.
Oscar does make choices, but from a list of targets that Burke has identified as desirable and affordable. Jones looks to have had a hand in the Obika interest, and as time goes on Oscar may spot someone he thinks will benefit the squad. If he does I am sure he will ask Burke to bring him in, but as far as I am aware he does not spend his time actively scouring the leagues of Europe for targets, so it is unlikely that anyone coming in will be someone that Oscar has spotted before Burke has, who does spend his time researching players.
Why ask a gifted coach to do the shopping around?
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baldseagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: If/when, this deal goes thru I hope that we hear from Oscar and not Jones, I would love to learn that this was an, 'Oscar target,' someone that, 'he,' asked the suits to get. I guess I would be ok with Jones telling us that, just as long as he was an Oscar choice.[/p][/quote]You know, he will not be any less of a player if Burke was the one to suggest him to Oscar rather than Oscar suggesting him to Burke. I don't get the obsession that many on here have with Oscar finding the players that we may be able to sign. If I was in Oscars position I would want exactly the set up we have. As long as he is not forced to play any particular player in any game and is given the opportunity to state his preference on which of the players on the shortlist we target first, then I don't see the problem.[/p][/quote]I completely agree, it matters not who suggests the player, the important thing is that the player delivers. The point I was making, re this deal being seen as one urged by Oscar, is that it would be the first one that we knew he instigated. I don't want to know that Oscar suggested Lita as a good loan deal, that was a flop from day one. We have heard that Oscar wanted to keep Barnes, 'others made the decision to sell,' so again not an Oscar decision. There have been decisions taken that would appear to be all about Jones. I just want to hear that one decision has come directly from Oscar. I am hoping for a re-build next year, promotion or not, my hope is that Oscar will play a major role in that rebuild. I want Oscar to have his squad, his choices and not those of others that he is then required to work with, even if Burke has been ok on the transfer front.[/p][/quote]Oscar does make choices, but from a list of targets that Burke has identified as desirable and affordable. Jones looks to have had a hand in the Obika interest, and as time goes on Oscar may spot someone he thinks will benefit the squad. If he does I am sure he will ask Burke to bring him in, but as far as I am aware he does not spend his time actively scouring the leagues of Europe for targets, so it is unlikely that anyone coming in will be someone that Oscar has spotted before Burke has, who does spend his time researching players. Why ask a gifted coach to do the shopping around? Baldseagull
  • Score: 7

3:47pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Bpl333 says...

tug509 wrote:
Bpl333 wrote:
tug509 wrote: How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.
Right tug509 maybe you should get your facts right.... The score was 2-1 to us when Grabban came on??? are you saying we shouldnt have brought him on when the score was the tight, just incase the Brighton rumours were true?? and add to the fact talking of v'ery sad behaviour', why didnt Brighton insert this bid in before the cup game.... The transfer window opened on the 1st and today is the 16th!!!
First of all ,the bid would have been put in before the game ,it wasn`t possible before we sold Barnes ,nonetheless you were fully aware of this.We all know during the transfer window ,that if one of our top players is not picked ,it may be because he is leaving ,we have similar concerns over Liam Bridcutt at the moment ,but you dont play that player for fear of injury ,and therefore no deal ,similarly you didn`t play Grabban for 83 minutes ,you say he was knackered but the original game was postponed ,if he comes to us i hope he has more stamina than that ! ,besides ,my point stands ,he is not your only striker ,why cup tie him for the sake of 7 minutes . If he was your only hope of securing a win on Tuesday ,fine ,but your lads seem to feel he is no great loss ,so which is it ?.
Are you for real?

All in all i like Brighton and their fans etc, but then you always get one like yourself who is clueless............
..
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bpl333[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.[/p][/quote]Right tug509 maybe you should get your facts right.... The score was 2-1 to us when Grabban came on??? are you saying we shouldnt have brought him on when the score was the tight, just incase the Brighton rumours were true?? and add to the fact talking of v'ery sad behaviour', why didnt Brighton insert this bid in before the cup game.... The transfer window opened on the 1st and today is the 16th!!![/p][/quote]First of all ,the bid would have been put in before the game ,it wasn`t possible before we sold Barnes ,nonetheless you were fully aware of this.We all know during the transfer window ,that if one of our top players is not picked ,it may be because he is leaving ,we have similar concerns over Liam Bridcutt at the moment ,but you dont play that player for fear of injury ,and therefore no deal ,similarly you didn`t play Grabban for 83 minutes ,you say he was knackered but the original game was postponed ,if he comes to us i hope he has more stamina than that ! ,besides ,my point stands ,he is not your only striker ,why cup tie him for the sake of 7 minutes . If he was your only hope of securing a win on Tuesday ,fine ,but your lads seem to feel he is no great loss ,so which is it ?.[/p][/quote]Are you for real? All in all i like Brighton and their fans etc, but then you always get one like yourself who is clueless............ .. Bpl333
  • Score: 2

3:48pm Thu 16 Jan 14

dave from bexill says...

Chi Gull wrote:
Just to show how 'balanced' I am - Tug is right on the eligibility point. Non playing substitutes are eligible to play for other teams in the same competition.

PS I think it was in the John Bond/Ted Macdougall era when Bournemouth went all continental and changed to AFC Bournemouth. That just shows how old I am. Oh and we still beat them to promotion under Pat Saward :)
Who was the other striker alongside Macdougall, one hell of a pair of goal getters? Is the Goldsand Stadium the same place as Dean Court?
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Just to show how 'balanced' I am - Tug is right on the eligibility point. Non playing substitutes are eligible to play for other teams in the same competition. PS I think it was in the John Bond/Ted Macdougall era when Bournemouth went all continental and changed to AFC Bournemouth. That just shows how old I am. Oh and we still beat them to promotion under Pat Saward :)[/p][/quote]Who was the other striker alongside Macdougall, one hell of a pair of goal getters? Is the Goldsand Stadium the same place as Dean Court? dave from bexill
  • Score: 0

3:53pm Thu 16 Jan 14

N Smith says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
N Smith wrote:
I hope You guys sign Grabbs I have never rated rated him , he needs 10 chances to net 1. 1.1 million great business for us.
I have always thought that good players need good players around them to really shine. Meaning no disrespect to Bournemouth, what was the service like to Grabban, was he like our Ulloa, the guy you look to to score your goals but unless you serve him well he will struggle?
We are not looking for another Ulloa with this signing, but that would be nice, rather we are looking to replace Barnes, and Grabban would appear to be very capable of doing that. For Bournemouth he might have had the pressure of being number one hope of goals, for us, he will be number two hope as Ulloa is number one, that must help him.
He really isn't a natural finisher as you will find out .misses plenty of sitters
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: I hope You guys sign Grabbs I have never rated rated him , he needs 10 chances to net 1. 1.1 million great business for us.[/p][/quote]I have always thought that good players need good players around them to really shine. Meaning no disrespect to Bournemouth, what was the service like to Grabban, was he like our Ulloa, the guy you look to to score your goals but unless you serve him well he will struggle? We are not looking for another Ulloa with this signing, but that would be nice, rather we are looking to replace Barnes, and Grabban would appear to be very capable of doing that. For Bournemouth he might have had the pressure of being number one hope of goals, for us, he will be number two hope as Ulloa is number one, that must help him.[/p][/quote]He really isn't a natural finisher as you will find out .misses plenty of sitters N Smith
  • Score: 0

4:06pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

N Smith wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
N Smith wrote:
I hope You guys sign Grabbs I have never rated rated him , he needs 10 chances to net 1. 1.1 million great business for us.
I have always thought that good players need good players around them to really shine. Meaning no disrespect to Bournemouth, what was the service like to Grabban, was he like our Ulloa, the guy you look to to score your goals but unless you serve him well he will struggle?
We are not looking for another Ulloa with this signing, but that would be nice, rather we are looking to replace Barnes, and Grabban would appear to be very capable of doing that. For Bournemouth he might have had the pressure of being number one hope of goals, for us, he will be number two hope as Ulloa is number one, that must help him.
He really isn't a natural finisher as you will find out .misses plenty of sitters
Maybe he just needs better coaching ;-)
[quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: I hope You guys sign Grabbs I have never rated rated him , he needs 10 chances to net 1. 1.1 million great business for us.[/p][/quote]I have always thought that good players need good players around them to really shine. Meaning no disrespect to Bournemouth, what was the service like to Grabban, was he like our Ulloa, the guy you look to to score your goals but unless you serve him well he will struggle? We are not looking for another Ulloa with this signing, but that would be nice, rather we are looking to replace Barnes, and Grabban would appear to be very capable of doing that. For Bournemouth he might have had the pressure of being number one hope of goals, for us, he will be number two hope as Ulloa is number one, that must help him.[/p][/quote]He really isn't a natural finisher as you will find out .misses plenty of sitters[/p][/quote]Maybe he just needs better coaching ;-) Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 0

4:11pm Thu 16 Jan 14

keithb says...

dave from bexill wrote:
Chi Gull wrote:
Just to show how 'balanced' I am - Tug is right on the eligibility point. Non playing substitutes are eligible to play for other teams in the same competition.

PS I think it was in the John Bond/Ted Macdougall era when Bournemouth went all continental and changed to AFC Bournemouth. That just shows how old I am. Oh and we still beat them to promotion under Pat Saward :)
Who was the other striker alongside Macdougall, one hell of a pair of goal getters? Is the Goldsand Stadium the same place as Dean Court?
Phil Boyer? The Goldsands is on the same site just turned around 90 degrees when rebuilt.
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Just to show how 'balanced' I am - Tug is right on the eligibility point. Non playing substitutes are eligible to play for other teams in the same competition. PS I think it was in the John Bond/Ted Macdougall era when Bournemouth went all continental and changed to AFC Bournemouth. That just shows how old I am. Oh and we still beat them to promotion under Pat Saward :)[/p][/quote]Who was the other striker alongside Macdougall, one hell of a pair of goal getters? Is the Goldsand Stadium the same place as Dean Court?[/p][/quote]Phil Boyer? The Goldsands is on the same site just turned around 90 degrees when rebuilt. keithb
  • Score: 0

4:12pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Aye Aye says...

dave from bexill wrote:
Chi Gull wrote:
Just to show how 'balanced' I am - Tug is right on the eligibility point. Non playing substitutes are eligible to play for other teams in the same competition.

PS I think it was in the John Bond/Ted Macdougall era when Bournemouth went all continental and changed to AFC Bournemouth. That just shows how old I am. Oh and we still beat them to promotion under Pat Saward :)
Who was the other striker alongside Macdougall, one hell of a pair of goal getters? Is the Goldsand Stadium the same place as Dean Court?
Phil Boyer
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Just to show how 'balanced' I am - Tug is right on the eligibility point. Non playing substitutes are eligible to play for other teams in the same competition. PS I think it was in the John Bond/Ted Macdougall era when Bournemouth went all continental and changed to AFC Bournemouth. That just shows how old I am. Oh and we still beat them to promotion under Pat Saward :)[/p][/quote]Who was the other striker alongside Macdougall, one hell of a pair of goal getters? Is the Goldsand Stadium the same place as Dean Court?[/p][/quote]Phil Boyer Aye Aye
  • Score: 0

4:13pm Thu 16 Jan 14

keithb says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
N Smith wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
N Smith wrote:
I hope You guys sign Grabbs I have never rated rated him , he needs 10 chances to net 1. 1.1 million great business for us.
I have always thought that good players need good players around them to really shine. Meaning no disrespect to Bournemouth, what was the service like to Grabban, was he like our Ulloa, the guy you look to to score your goals but unless you serve him well he will struggle?
We are not looking for another Ulloa with this signing, but that would be nice, rather we are looking to replace Barnes, and Grabban would appear to be very capable of doing that. For Bournemouth he might have had the pressure of being number one hope of goals, for us, he will be number two hope as Ulloa is number one, that must help him.
He really isn't a natural finisher as you will find out .misses plenty of sitters
Maybe he just needs better coaching ;-)
No dont think so...goalscoring is a natural skill. Brett Pitman has it but lacks pace at this level. My only fear for you guys is that Eddie may have got the best out of Grabs already but time will tell.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: I hope You guys sign Grabbs I have never rated rated him , he needs 10 chances to net 1. 1.1 million great business for us.[/p][/quote]I have always thought that good players need good players around them to really shine. Meaning no disrespect to Bournemouth, what was the service like to Grabban, was he like our Ulloa, the guy you look to to score your goals but unless you serve him well he will struggle? We are not looking for another Ulloa with this signing, but that would be nice, rather we are looking to replace Barnes, and Grabban would appear to be very capable of doing that. For Bournemouth he might have had the pressure of being number one hope of goals, for us, he will be number two hope as Ulloa is number one, that must help him.[/p][/quote]He really isn't a natural finisher as you will find out .misses plenty of sitters[/p][/quote]Maybe he just needs better coaching ;-)[/p][/quote]No dont think so...goalscoring is a natural skill. Brett Pitman has it but lacks pace at this level. My only fear for you guys is that Eddie may have got the best out of Grabs already but time will tell. keithb
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4:22pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

keithb wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
N Smith wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
N Smith wrote:
I hope You guys sign Grabbs I have never rated rated him , he needs 10 chances to net 1. 1.1 million great business for us.
I have always thought that good players need good players around them to really shine. Meaning no disrespect to Bournemouth, what was the service like to Grabban, was he like our Ulloa, the guy you look to to score your goals but unless you serve him well he will struggle?
We are not looking for another Ulloa with this signing, but that would be nice, rather we are looking to replace Barnes, and Grabban would appear to be very capable of doing that. For Bournemouth he might have had the pressure of being number one hope of goals, for us, he will be number two hope as Ulloa is number one, that must help him.
He really isn't a natural finisher as you will find out .misses plenty of sitters
Maybe he just needs better coaching ;-)
No dont think so...goalscoring is a natural skill. Brett Pitman has it but lacks pace at this level. My only fear for you guys is that Eddie may have got the best out of Grabs already but time will tell.
There might be some minor technical adjustment that one person misses and another sees.

But you reckon he has just had his career's 3 month peak? Hmm... at the age of what, 26, he still has his best years ahead of him.
[quote][p][bold]keithb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: I hope You guys sign Grabbs I have never rated rated him , he needs 10 chances to net 1. 1.1 million great business for us.[/p][/quote]I have always thought that good players need good players around them to really shine. Meaning no disrespect to Bournemouth, what was the service like to Grabban, was he like our Ulloa, the guy you look to to score your goals but unless you serve him well he will struggle? We are not looking for another Ulloa with this signing, but that would be nice, rather we are looking to replace Barnes, and Grabban would appear to be very capable of doing that. For Bournemouth he might have had the pressure of being number one hope of goals, for us, he will be number two hope as Ulloa is number one, that must help him.[/p][/quote]He really isn't a natural finisher as you will find out .misses plenty of sitters[/p][/quote]Maybe he just needs better coaching ;-)[/p][/quote]No dont think so...goalscoring is a natural skill. Brett Pitman has it but lacks pace at this level. My only fear for you guys is that Eddie may have got the best out of Grabs already but time will tell.[/p][/quote]There might be some minor technical adjustment that one person misses and another sees. But you reckon he has just had his career's 3 month peak? Hmm... at the age of what, 26, he still has his best years ahead of him. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 3

4:33pm Thu 16 Jan 14

tug509 says...

Bpl333 wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Bpl333 wrote:
tug509 wrote: How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.
Right tug509 maybe you should get your facts right.... The score was 2-1 to us when Grabban came on??? are you saying we shouldnt have brought him on when the score was the tight, just incase the Brighton rumours were true?? and add to the fact talking of v'ery sad behaviour', why didnt Brighton insert this bid in before the cup game.... The transfer window opened on the 1st and today is the 16th!!!
First of all ,the bid would have been put in before the game ,it wasn`t possible before we sold Barnes ,nonetheless you were fully aware of this.We all know during the transfer window ,that if one of our top players is not picked ,it may be because he is leaving ,we have similar concerns over Liam Bridcutt at the moment ,but you dont play that player for fear of injury ,and therefore no deal ,similarly you didn`t play Grabban for 83 minutes ,you say he was knackered but the original game was postponed ,if he comes to us i hope he has more stamina than that ! ,besides ,my point stands ,he is not your only striker ,why cup tie him for the sake of 7 minutes . If he was your only hope of securing a win on Tuesday ,fine ,but your lads seem to feel he is no great loss ,so which is it ?.
Are you for real?

All in all i like Brighton and their fans etc, but then you always get one like yourself who is clueless............

..
Yep i am for real ,and i made several points ,all valid ,and if the tables were turned you would be thinking the same . If you believe that the first you heard of this was last night ,then there is no point me saying anymore .
Otherwise you and i know ,with a price clause in a contract ,there are a lot of people involved ,i am guessing it goes a little like ,first the Chairman who consults the team Lawyers ,whilst approaching the Player and his Agent ,all this takes time and negotiation even before an approach in person can be made to the Player by the prospective buyer,again via his Agent .
Once it has been agreed that the player is interested ,then a public statement of the offer can be made ,after witch an appointment is made
for a medical and personal terms to be agreed .
If you are telling me that Bournemouth and Brighton & Hove Albion along with all the necessary Lawyers ,agents and two Chaiman ,not to mention backroom staff ,put all this together from last night ,then i have one question for you ....ARE YOU FOR REAL.

Which backs my initial point ,why was he cup tied ?.
[quote][p][bold]Bpl333[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bpl333[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.[/p][/quote]Right tug509 maybe you should get your facts right.... The score was 2-1 to us when Grabban came on??? are you saying we shouldnt have brought him on when the score was the tight, just incase the Brighton rumours were true?? and add to the fact talking of v'ery sad behaviour', why didnt Brighton insert this bid in before the cup game.... The transfer window opened on the 1st and today is the 16th!!![/p][/quote]First of all ,the bid would have been put in before the game ,it wasn`t possible before we sold Barnes ,nonetheless you were fully aware of this.We all know during the transfer window ,that if one of our top players is not picked ,it may be because he is leaving ,we have similar concerns over Liam Bridcutt at the moment ,but you dont play that player for fear of injury ,and therefore no deal ,similarly you didn`t play Grabban for 83 minutes ,you say he was knackered but the original game was postponed ,if he comes to us i hope he has more stamina than that ! ,besides ,my point stands ,he is not your only striker ,why cup tie him for the sake of 7 minutes . If he was your only hope of securing a win on Tuesday ,fine ,but your lads seem to feel he is no great loss ,so which is it ?.[/p][/quote]Are you for real? All in all i like Brighton and their fans etc, but then you always get one like yourself who is clueless............ ..[/p][/quote]Yep i am for real ,and i made several points ,all valid ,and if the tables were turned you would be thinking the same . If you believe that the first you heard of this was last night ,then there is no point me saying anymore . Otherwise you and i know ,with a price clause in a contract ,there are a lot of people involved ,i am guessing it goes a little like ,first the Chairman who consults the team Lawyers ,whilst approaching the Player and his Agent ,all this takes time and negotiation even before an approach in person can be made to the Player by the prospective buyer,again via his Agent . Once it has been agreed that the player is interested ,then a public statement of the offer can be made ,after witch an appointment is made for a medical and personal terms to be agreed . If you are telling me that Bournemouth and Brighton & Hove Albion along with all the necessary Lawyers ,agents and two Chaiman ,not to mention backroom staff ,put all this together from last night ,then i have one question for you ....ARE YOU FOR REAL. Which backs my initial point ,why was he cup tied ?. tug509
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5:14pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Phil McG (Italy) says...

Just to justify Grabban's 7 minute cameo for us last night, he was on the bench to be rested. But with 7 minutes to go and Burton looking knackered we decided to go for them rather tha sit back and defend. In honesty, we don't have a good track record at 'seeing out' leads.
Going into the transfer window we had 7 forwards on our books. 1 has now been sold and 2 have been loaned out. Another 1 is returning from a long term injury. So, even though we started with Grabban on the bench with the view to resting him, it was always likely that he would come on if the score was tight, which it was.
No other motive, so TUG shouldn't ge his knickers in a twist.
Lewis has done well for us and we'll be sorry to lose him but he's not irreplaceable. Hopefully for you he'll maintain his current form. He is quick, works hard and our top scorer but, as others have mentioned his ratio isn't the best.
Good luck with the rest of your season but UP THE CHERRIES!!
Just to justify Grabban's 7 minute cameo for us last night, he was on the bench to be rested. But with 7 minutes to go and Burton looking knackered we decided to go for them rather tha sit back and defend. In honesty, we don't have a good track record at 'seeing out' leads. Going into the transfer window we had 7 forwards on our books. 1 has now been sold and 2 have been loaned out. Another 1 is returning from a long term injury. So, even though we started with Grabban on the bench with the view to resting him, it was always likely that he would come on if the score was tight, which it was. No other motive, so TUG shouldn't ge his knickers in a twist. Lewis has done well for us and we'll be sorry to lose him but he's not irreplaceable. Hopefully for you he'll maintain his current form. He is quick, works hard and our top scorer but, as others have mentioned his ratio isn't the best. Good luck with the rest of your season but UP THE CHERRIES!! Phil McG (Italy)
  • Score: 2

5:19pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Alfie T says...

N Smith wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
N Smith wrote:
I hope You guys sign Grabbs I have never rated rated him , he needs 10 chances to net 1. 1.1 million great business for us.
I have always thought that good players need good players around them to really shine. Meaning no disrespect to Bournemouth, what was the service like to Grabban, was he like our Ulloa, the guy you look to to score your goals but unless you serve him well he will struggle?
We are not looking for another Ulloa with this signing, but that would be nice, rather we are looking to replace Barnes, and Grabban would appear to be very capable of doing that. For Bournemouth he might have had the pressure of being number one hope of goals, for us, he will be number two hope as Ulloa is number one, that must help him.
He really isn't a natural finisher as you will find out .misses plenty of sitters
Cherries, more like sour grapes!! Come on guys you have to admit, that's quality.:-)
[quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: I hope You guys sign Grabbs I have never rated rated him , he needs 10 chances to net 1. 1.1 million great business for us.[/p][/quote]I have always thought that good players need good players around them to really shine. Meaning no disrespect to Bournemouth, what was the service like to Grabban, was he like our Ulloa, the guy you look to to score your goals but unless you serve him well he will struggle? We are not looking for another Ulloa with this signing, but that would be nice, rather we are looking to replace Barnes, and Grabban would appear to be very capable of doing that. For Bournemouth he might have had the pressure of being number one hope of goals, for us, he will be number two hope as Ulloa is number one, that must help him.[/p][/quote]He really isn't a natural finisher as you will find out .misses plenty of sitters[/p][/quote]Cherries, more like sour grapes!! Come on guys you have to admit, that's quality.:-) Alfie T
  • Score: 3

5:38pm Thu 16 Jan 14

and another thing.... says...

molbol wrote:
and another thing.... wrote:
molbol wrote:
tug509 wrote:
molbol wrote:
tug509 wrote:
How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.
Two things: -
Apparently being named in the squad constituted being cup tied anyway (didn't believe that myself) but was assured that was the case. He was on the bench to give others a chance; i can't remember the last time Grabs didn't start a game. Eddie's choice really, seeing as AFCB pay the wages.

More importantly though; what was the score when Grabban came on? For your info it was 2-1 and anything could have happened at that point despite dominating the game - Maybe not such sad behaviour; perhaps facts should have been checked first?
I am 99% certain ,being named does not cup tie a player ,i am sure he has to play ,even if only for 7 minutes !. If the guy had played the whole game it would`nt bother me ,but as Keithb said ,he was being rested ? ,and thats what makes it look dodgy ,dont tell me you would`nt think the same .
I too am unsure on the cup tied thing but either way it's irrelavent; he is/was a Bournemouth player and Eddie's decision is final. I bet you wished OG had that sort of authority?

As both of my fellow Cherries mention above; maybe Eddie deliberately cup tied him to try and put you (whoever it is who decides what players to bid for) - also Eddie's priorty is to us, not you guys.

Most importantly though, if you go back to the article you will see it states that you made your move last night, which by maths is the day after the aforementioned crime of him playing for us. Please don't use the line of the rumours in the papers and on Sky etc. either; if every media report was right, & based on your criteria; hardly any footballer would ever be kicking a ball for anyone!

If he goes then good luck to him, i mean that. Perhaps when he scores he will lift up his shirt to show you his Palace tattoo........I wonder if you guys will continue to boo him then?
The only Albion fans who would care if he has a Palace tattoo are the few who hate Palace more than they love the Albion.
Whatever he does if/after he signs for us is history as far as you are concerned; it will be of no importance to Bournemouth FC - or presumably you!
As i said; i wish him well; did you not read that?

I agree with you about the knuckle draggers - just trying to jest about the tottoo

And by the way; it's not Bournemouth FC. Different club altogether.
Fair enough....
Point taken about AFC Bournemouth.
...and yes I did read your good wishes for the player and I am sure they are sincere,
[quote][p][bold]molbol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]and another thing....[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molbol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molbol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.[/p][/quote]Two things: - Apparently being named in the squad constituted being cup tied anyway (didn't believe that myself) but was assured that was the case. He was on the bench to give others a chance; i can't remember the last time Grabs didn't start a game. Eddie's choice really, seeing as AFCB pay the wages. More importantly though; what was the score when Grabban came on? For your info it was 2-1 and anything could have happened at that point despite dominating the game - Maybe not such sad behaviour; perhaps facts should have been checked first?[/p][/quote]I am 99% certain ,being named does not cup tie a player ,i am sure he has to play ,even if only for 7 minutes !. If the guy had played the whole game it would`nt bother me ,but as Keithb said ,he was being rested ? ,and thats what makes it look dodgy ,dont tell me you would`nt think the same .[/p][/quote]I too am unsure on the cup tied thing but either way it's irrelavent; he is/was a Bournemouth player and Eddie's decision is final. I bet you wished OG had that sort of authority? As both of my fellow Cherries mention above; maybe Eddie deliberately cup tied him to try and put you (whoever it is who decides what players to bid for) - also Eddie's priorty is to us, not you guys. Most importantly though, if you go back to the article you will see it states that you made your move last night, which by maths is the day after the aforementioned crime of him playing for us. Please don't use the line of the rumours in the papers and on Sky etc. either; if every media report was right, & based on your criteria; hardly any footballer would ever be kicking a ball for anyone! If he goes then good luck to him, i mean that. Perhaps when he scores he will lift up his shirt to show you his Palace tattoo........I wonder if you guys will continue to boo him then?[/p][/quote]The only Albion fans who would care if he has a Palace tattoo are the few who hate Palace more than they love the Albion. Whatever he does if/after he signs for us is history as far as you are concerned; it will be of no importance to Bournemouth FC - or presumably you![/p][/quote]As i said; i wish him well; did you not read that? I agree with you about the knuckle draggers - just trying to jest about the tottoo And by the way; it's not Bournemouth FC. Different club altogether.[/p][/quote]Fair enough.... Point taken about AFC Bournemouth. ...and yes I did read your good wishes for the player and I am sure they are sincere, and another thing....
  • Score: 0

5:48pm Thu 16 Jan 14

kwaidam says...

Ashley Barnes, blue and white through and through. out
Adam El Abd, blue and white through and through. out
Lewis Grabban, Palace tattoo.. in

the world has gone crazy. excuse me, i am just off to drag my knuckles off the floor.
Ashley Barnes, blue and white through and through. out Adam El Abd, blue and white through and through. out Lewis Grabban, Palace tattoo.. in the world has gone crazy. excuse me, i am just off to drag my knuckles off the floor. kwaidam
  • Score: 5

5:48pm Thu 16 Jan 14

dave from bexill says...

keithb wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
Chi Gull wrote:
Just to show how 'balanced' I am - Tug is right on the eligibility point. Non playing substitutes are eligible to play for other teams in the same competition.

PS I think it was in the John Bond/Ted Macdougall era when Bournemouth went all continental and changed to AFC Bournemouth. That just shows how old I am. Oh and we still beat them to promotion under Pat Saward :)
Who was the other striker alongside Macdougall, one hell of a pair of goal getters? Is the Goldsand Stadium the same place as Dean Court?
Phil Boyer? The Goldsands is on the same site just turned around 90 degrees when rebuilt.
Thanks keithb
[quote][p][bold]keithb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Just to show how 'balanced' I am - Tug is right on the eligibility point. Non playing substitutes are eligible to play for other teams in the same competition. PS I think it was in the John Bond/Ted Macdougall era when Bournemouth went all continental and changed to AFC Bournemouth. That just shows how old I am. Oh and we still beat them to promotion under Pat Saward :)[/p][/quote]Who was the other striker alongside Macdougall, one hell of a pair of goal getters? Is the Goldsand Stadium the same place as Dean Court?[/p][/quote]Phil Boyer? The Goldsands is on the same site just turned around 90 degrees when rebuilt.[/p][/quote]Thanks keithb dave from bexill
  • Score: 0

5:54pm Thu 16 Jan 14

dave from bexill says...

Likewise, Aye Aye
Likewise, Aye Aye dave from bexill
  • Score: 0

5:55pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Falmer Wizard says...

The Bournemouth supporters seem to indicate we shall be signing a faster editio of Barnes,hopefully with the number of strikers on the books we have to play two up front, at least at home.
The Bournemouth supporters seem to indicate we shall be signing a faster editio of Barnes,hopefully with the number of strikers on the books we have to play two up front, at least at home. Falmer Wizard
  • Score: 0

5:57pm Thu 16 Jan 14

tug509 says...

and another thing.... wrote:
molbol wrote:
and another thing.... wrote:
molbol wrote:
tug509 wrote:
molbol wrote:
tug509 wrote:
How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.
Two things: -
Apparently being named in the squad constituted being cup tied anyway (didn't believe that myself) but was assured that was the case. He was on the bench to give others a chance; i can't remember the last time Grabs didn't start a game. Eddie's choice really, seeing as AFCB pay the wages.

More importantly though; what was the score when Grabban came on? For your info it was 2-1 and anything could have happened at that point despite dominating the game - Maybe not such sad behaviour; perhaps facts should have been checked first?
I am 99% certain ,being named does not cup tie a player ,i am sure he has to play ,even if only for 7 minutes !. If the guy had played the whole game it would`nt bother me ,but as Keithb said ,he was being rested ? ,and thats what makes it look dodgy ,dont tell me you would`nt think the same .
I too am unsure on the cup tied thing but either way it's irrelavent; he is/was a Bournemouth player and Eddie's decision is final. I bet you wished OG had that sort of authority?

As both of my fellow Cherries mention above; maybe Eddie deliberately cup tied him to try and put you (whoever it is who decides what players to bid for) - also Eddie's priorty is to us, not you guys.

Most importantly though, if you go back to the article you will see it states that you made your move last night, which by maths is the day after the aforementioned crime of him playing for us. Please don't use the line of the rumours in the papers and on Sky etc. either; if every media report was right, & based on your criteria; hardly any footballer would ever be kicking a ball for anyone!

If he goes then good luck to him, i mean that. Perhaps when he scores he will lift up his shirt to show you his Palace tattoo........I wonder if you guys will continue to boo him then?
The only Albion fans who would care if he has a Palace tattoo are the few who hate Palace more than they love the Albion.
Whatever he does if/after he signs for us is history as far as you are concerned; it will be of no importance to Bournemouth FC - or presumably you!
As i said; i wish him well; did you not read that?

I agree with you about the knuckle draggers - just trying to jest about the tottoo

And by the way; it's not Bournemouth FC. Different club altogether.
Fair enough....
Point taken about AFC Bournemouth.
...and yes I did read your good wishes for the player and I am sure they are sincere,
It`s not AFC Bournemouth ,that is only a trade name ,they are still officially Bournemouth & boscombe Athletic ,so dont feel bad you were closer than he was . UTA
[quote][p][bold]and another thing....[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molbol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]and another thing....[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molbol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molbol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.[/p][/quote]Two things: - Apparently being named in the squad constituted being cup tied anyway (didn't believe that myself) but was assured that was the case. He was on the bench to give others a chance; i can't remember the last time Grabs didn't start a game. Eddie's choice really, seeing as AFCB pay the wages. More importantly though; what was the score when Grabban came on? For your info it was 2-1 and anything could have happened at that point despite dominating the game - Maybe not such sad behaviour; perhaps facts should have been checked first?[/p][/quote]I am 99% certain ,being named does not cup tie a player ,i am sure he has to play ,even if only for 7 minutes !. If the guy had played the whole game it would`nt bother me ,but as Keithb said ,he was being rested ? ,and thats what makes it look dodgy ,dont tell me you would`nt think the same .[/p][/quote]I too am unsure on the cup tied thing but either way it's irrelavent; he is/was a Bournemouth player and Eddie's decision is final. I bet you wished OG had that sort of authority? As both of my fellow Cherries mention above; maybe Eddie deliberately cup tied him to try and put you (whoever it is who decides what players to bid for) - also Eddie's priorty is to us, not you guys. Most importantly though, if you go back to the article you will see it states that you made your move last night, which by maths is the day after the aforementioned crime of him playing for us. Please don't use the line of the rumours in the papers and on Sky etc. either; if every media report was right, & based on your criteria; hardly any footballer would ever be kicking a ball for anyone! If he goes then good luck to him, i mean that. Perhaps when he scores he will lift up his shirt to show you his Palace tattoo........I wonder if you guys will continue to boo him then?[/p][/quote]The only Albion fans who would care if he has a Palace tattoo are the few who hate Palace more than they love the Albion. Whatever he does if/after he signs for us is history as far as you are concerned; it will be of no importance to Bournemouth FC - or presumably you![/p][/quote]As i said; i wish him well; did you not read that? I agree with you about the knuckle draggers - just trying to jest about the tottoo And by the way; it's not Bournemouth FC. Different club altogether.[/p][/quote]Fair enough.... Point taken about AFC Bournemouth. ...and yes I did read your good wishes for the player and I am sure they are sincere,[/p][/quote]It`s not AFC Bournemouth ,that is only a trade name ,they are still officially Bournemouth & boscombe Athletic ,so dont feel bad you were closer than he was . UTA tug509
  • Score: 0

6:02pm Thu 16 Jan 14

and another thing.... says...

tug509 wrote:
and another thing.... wrote:
molbol wrote:
and another thing.... wrote:
molbol wrote:
tug509 wrote:
molbol wrote:
tug509 wrote:
How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.
Two things: -
Apparently being named in the squad constituted being cup tied anyway (didn't believe that myself) but was assured that was the case. He was on the bench to give others a chance; i can't remember the last time Grabs didn't start a game. Eddie's choice really, seeing as AFCB pay the wages.

More importantly though; what was the score when Grabban came on? For your info it was 2-1 and anything could have happened at that point despite dominating the game - Maybe not such sad behaviour; perhaps facts should have been checked first?
I am 99% certain ,being named does not cup tie a player ,i am sure he has to play ,even if only for 7 minutes !. If the guy had played the whole game it would`nt bother me ,but as Keithb said ,he was being rested ? ,and thats what makes it look dodgy ,dont tell me you would`nt think the same .
I too am unsure on the cup tied thing but either way it's irrelavent; he is/was a Bournemouth player and Eddie's decision is final. I bet you wished OG had that sort of authority?

As both of my fellow Cherries mention above; maybe Eddie deliberately cup tied him to try and put you (whoever it is who decides what players to bid for) - also Eddie's priorty is to us, not you guys.

Most importantly though, if you go back to the article you will see it states that you made your move last night, which by maths is the day after the aforementioned crime of him playing for us. Please don't use the line of the rumours in the papers and on Sky etc. either; if every media report was right, & based on your criteria; hardly any footballer would ever be kicking a ball for anyone!

If he goes then good luck to him, i mean that. Perhaps when he scores he will lift up his shirt to show you his Palace tattoo........I wonder if you guys will continue to boo him then?
The only Albion fans who would care if he has a Palace tattoo are the few who hate Palace more than they love the Albion.
Whatever he does if/after he signs for us is history as far as you are concerned; it will be of no importance to Bournemouth FC - or presumably you!
As i said; i wish him well; did you not read that?

I agree with you about the knuckle draggers - just trying to jest about the tottoo

And by the way; it's not Bournemouth FC. Different club altogether.
Fair enough....
Point taken about AFC Bournemouth.
...and yes I did read your good wishes for the player and I am sure they are sincere,
It`s not AFC Bournemouth ,that is only a trade name ,they are still officially Bournemouth & boscombe Athletic ,so dont feel bad you were closer than he was . UTA
Right!
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]and another thing....[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molbol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]and another thing....[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molbol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molbol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.[/p][/quote]Two things: - Apparently being named in the squad constituted being cup tied anyway (didn't believe that myself) but was assured that was the case. He was on the bench to give others a chance; i can't remember the last time Grabs didn't start a game. Eddie's choice really, seeing as AFCB pay the wages. More importantly though; what was the score when Grabban came on? For your info it was 2-1 and anything could have happened at that point despite dominating the game - Maybe not such sad behaviour; perhaps facts should have been checked first?[/p][/quote]I am 99% certain ,being named does not cup tie a player ,i am sure he has to play ,even if only for 7 minutes !. If the guy had played the whole game it would`nt bother me ,but as Keithb said ,he was being rested ? ,and thats what makes it look dodgy ,dont tell me you would`nt think the same .[/p][/quote]I too am unsure on the cup tied thing but either way it's irrelavent; he is/was a Bournemouth player and Eddie's decision is final. I bet you wished OG had that sort of authority? As both of my fellow Cherries mention above; maybe Eddie deliberately cup tied him to try and put you (whoever it is who decides what players to bid for) - also Eddie's priorty is to us, not you guys. Most importantly though, if you go back to the article you will see it states that you made your move last night, which by maths is the day after the aforementioned crime of him playing for us. Please don't use the line of the rumours in the papers and on Sky etc. either; if every media report was right, & based on your criteria; hardly any footballer would ever be kicking a ball for anyone! If he goes then good luck to him, i mean that. Perhaps when he scores he will lift up his shirt to show you his Palace tattoo........I wonder if you guys will continue to boo him then?[/p][/quote]The only Albion fans who would care if he has a Palace tattoo are the few who hate Palace more than they love the Albion. Whatever he does if/after he signs for us is history as far as you are concerned; it will be of no importance to Bournemouth FC - or presumably you![/p][/quote]As i said; i wish him well; did you not read that? I agree with you about the knuckle draggers - just trying to jest about the tottoo And by the way; it's not Bournemouth FC. Different club altogether.[/p][/quote]Fair enough.... Point taken about AFC Bournemouth. ...and yes I did read your good wishes for the player and I am sure they are sincere,[/p][/quote]It`s not AFC Bournemouth ,that is only a trade name ,they are still officially Bournemouth & boscombe Athletic ,so dont feel bad you were closer than he was . UTA[/p][/quote]Right! and another thing....
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6:07pm Thu 16 Jan 14

and another thing.... says...

kwaidam wrote:
Ashley Barnes, blue and white through and through. out
Adam El Abd, blue and white through and through. out
Lewis Grabban, Palace tattoo.. in

the world has gone crazy. excuse me, i am just off to drag my knuckles off the floor.
I think this is fair comment.
The deciding factor will be whether we are stronger rather than weaker after the transfer window,

I think the tattoo comment was a wind up. Perhaps if he does't score for us, he can keep it secret!

I wish all the outgoing players good luck, except against us.
[quote][p][bold]kwaidam[/bold] wrote: Ashley Barnes, blue and white through and through. out Adam El Abd, blue and white through and through. out Lewis Grabban, Palace tattoo.. in the world has gone crazy. excuse me, i am just off to drag my knuckles off the floor.[/p][/quote]I think this is fair comment. The deciding factor will be whether we are stronger rather than weaker after the transfer window, I think the tattoo comment was a wind up. Perhaps if he does't score for us, he can keep it secret! I wish all the outgoing players good luck, except against us. and another thing....
  • Score: 6

6:38pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

N Smith wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
N Smith wrote:
I hope You guys sign Grabbs I have never rated rated him , he needs 10 chances to net 1. 1.1 million great business for us.
I have always thought that good players need good players around them to really shine. Meaning no disrespect to Bournemouth, what was the service like to Grabban, was he like our Ulloa, the guy you look to to score your goals but unless you serve him well he will struggle?
We are not looking for another Ulloa with this signing, but that would be nice, rather we are looking to replace Barnes, and Grabban would appear to be very capable of doing that. For Bournemouth he might have had the pressure of being number one hope of goals, for us, he will be number two hope as Ulloa is number one, that must help him.
He really isn't a natural finisher as you will find out .misses plenty of sitters
Agree with that, for every goal he's scored he's missed about 10 sitters. There have been some games at Bournemouth when he's been quite poor. Hope he does better at Brighton though, and wish him the best if this comes off. Really enjoyed the game on New Years Day at the Amex. Bit of a concrete bunker with steel doors all round it close up outside, but inside it's top notch and plenty of legroom where I was sat. What a leap forward after all those years at The Withdean. Looking forward to Palace relegation this season too.
[quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: I hope You guys sign Grabbs I have never rated rated him , he needs 10 chances to net 1. 1.1 million great business for us.[/p][/quote]I have always thought that good players need good players around them to really shine. Meaning no disrespect to Bournemouth, what was the service like to Grabban, was he like our Ulloa, the guy you look to to score your goals but unless you serve him well he will struggle? We are not looking for another Ulloa with this signing, but that would be nice, rather we are looking to replace Barnes, and Grabban would appear to be very capable of doing that. For Bournemouth he might have had the pressure of being number one hope of goals, for us, he will be number two hope as Ulloa is number one, that must help him.[/p][/quote]He really isn't a natural finisher as you will find out .misses plenty of sitters[/p][/quote]Agree with that, for every goal he's scored he's missed about 10 sitters. There have been some games at Bournemouth when he's been quite poor. Hope he does better at Brighton though, and wish him the best if this comes off. Really enjoyed the game on New Years Day at the Amex. Bit of a concrete bunker with steel doors all round it close up outside, but inside it's top notch and plenty of legroom where I was sat. What a leap forward after all those years at The Withdean. Looking forward to Palace relegation this season too. Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 3

8:11pm Thu 16 Jan 14

brightonfan34 says...

seems to of gone really quite on him signing
seems to of gone really quite on him signing brightonfan34
  • Score: 3

8:13pm Thu 16 Jan 14

albion64 says...

Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
N Smith wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
N Smith wrote:
I hope You guys sign Grabbs I have never rated rated him , he needs 10 chances to net 1. 1.1 million great business for us.
I have always thought that good players need good players around them to really shine. Meaning no disrespect to Bournemouth, what was the service like to Grabban, was he like our Ulloa, the guy you look to to score your goals but unless you serve him well he will struggle?
We are not looking for another Ulloa with this signing, but that would be nice, rather we are looking to replace Barnes, and Grabban would appear to be very capable of doing that. For Bournemouth he might have had the pressure of being number one hope of goals, for us, he will be number two hope as Ulloa is number one, that must help him.
He really isn't a natural finisher as you will find out .misses plenty of sitters
Agree with that, for every goal he's scored he's missed about 10 sitters. There have been some games at Bournemouth when he's been quite poor. Hope he does better at Brighton though, and wish him the best if this comes off. Really enjoyed the game on New Years Day at the Amex. Bit of a concrete bunker with steel doors all round it close up outside, but inside it's top notch and plenty of legroom where I was sat. What a leap forward after all those years at The Withdean. Looking forward to Palace relegation this season too.
The Withdean's better than Bournemouth's joint that's for sure.
[quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: I hope You guys sign Grabbs I have never rated rated him , he needs 10 chances to net 1. 1.1 million great business for us.[/p][/quote]I have always thought that good players need good players around them to really shine. Meaning no disrespect to Bournemouth, what was the service like to Grabban, was he like our Ulloa, the guy you look to to score your goals but unless you serve him well he will struggle? We are not looking for another Ulloa with this signing, but that would be nice, rather we are looking to replace Barnes, and Grabban would appear to be very capable of doing that. For Bournemouth he might have had the pressure of being number one hope of goals, for us, he will be number two hope as Ulloa is number one, that must help him.[/p][/quote]He really isn't a natural finisher as you will find out .misses plenty of sitters[/p][/quote]Agree with that, for every goal he's scored he's missed about 10 sitters. There have been some games at Bournemouth when he's been quite poor. Hope he does better at Brighton though, and wish him the best if this comes off. Really enjoyed the game on New Years Day at the Amex. Bit of a concrete bunker with steel doors all round it close up outside, but inside it's top notch and plenty of legroom where I was sat. What a leap forward after all those years at The Withdean. Looking forward to Palace relegation this season too.[/p][/quote]The Withdean's better than Bournemouth's joint that's for sure. albion64
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8:14pm Thu 16 Jan 14

tug509 says...

Just read a few posts on the B,mouth site ,it seems every point i made earlier is proven ,their own fans on days before the FA Cup have gave mention to the same points ,amazing ,absolutely amazing ,you get it wrong ,no problem ,but you get it right and rock the boat ,everyone including your own ,want to sell you down the river !. Cheers.
Just read a few posts on the B,mouth site ,it seems every point i made earlier is proven ,their own fans on days before the FA Cup have gave mention to the same points ,amazing ,absolutely amazing ,you get it wrong ,no problem ,but you get it right and rock the boat ,everyone including your own ,want to sell you down the river !. Cheers. tug509
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9:33pm Thu 16 Jan 14

N Smith says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
N Smith wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
N Smith wrote:
I hope You guys sign Grabbs I have never rated rated him , he needs 10 chances to net 1. 1.1 million great business for us.
I have always thought that good players need good players around them to really shine. Meaning no disrespect to Bournemouth, what was the service like to Grabban, was he like our Ulloa, the guy you look to to score your goals but unless you serve him well he will struggle?
We are not looking for another Ulloa with this signing, but that would be nice, rather we are looking to replace Barnes, and Grabban would appear to be very capable of doing that. For Bournemouth he might have had the pressure of being number one hope of goals, for us, he will be number two hope as Ulloa is number one, that must help him.
He really isn't a natural finisher as you will find out .misses plenty of sitters
Maybe he just needs better coaching ;-)
You will see ,full of effort but his finishing is poor you can't coach that it comes naturally .I am pleased he is going rather see a target man and Pitman up front.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: I hope You guys sign Grabbs I have never rated rated him , he needs 10 chances to net 1. 1.1 million great business for us.[/p][/quote]I have always thought that good players need good players around them to really shine. Meaning no disrespect to Bournemouth, what was the service like to Grabban, was he like our Ulloa, the guy you look to to score your goals but unless you serve him well he will struggle? We are not looking for another Ulloa with this signing, but that would be nice, rather we are looking to replace Barnes, and Grabban would appear to be very capable of doing that. For Bournemouth he might have had the pressure of being number one hope of goals, for us, he will be number two hope as Ulloa is number one, that must help him.[/p][/quote]He really isn't a natural finisher as you will find out .misses plenty of sitters[/p][/quote]Maybe he just needs better coaching ;-)[/p][/quote]You will see ,full of effort but his finishing is poor you can't coach that it comes naturally .I am pleased he is going rather see a target man and Pitman up front. N Smith
  • Score: -2

10:28pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Withdean-er says...

Bournemouth fans suddenly finding damning faults in Grabban's game. Strange that. Then if he decided to stay, they would be ecstatic.
Bournemouth fans suddenly finding damning faults in Grabban's game. Strange that. Then if he decided to stay, they would be ecstatic. Withdean-er
  • Score: 1

10:45pm Thu 16 Jan 14

N Smith says...

Withdean-er wrote:
Bournemouth fans suddenly finding damning faults in Grabban's game. Strange that. Then if he decided to stay, they would be ecstatic.
I wouldn't 1-1 million for a div 1 player' take a look at how many games he went without scoring in the second half of last season.
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: Bournemouth fans suddenly finding damning faults in Grabban's game. Strange that. Then if he decided to stay, they would be ecstatic.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't 1-1 million for a div 1 player' take a look at how many games he went without scoring in the second half of last season. N Smith
  • Score: 0

12:01am Fri 17 Jan 14

tug509 says...

N Smith wrote:
Withdean-er wrote:
Bournemouth fans suddenly finding damning faults in Grabban's game. Strange that. Then if he decided to stay, they would be ecstatic.
I wouldn't 1-1 million for a div 1 player' take a look at how many games he went without scoring in the second half of last season.
Your FULL OF IT !..........Naff off loser
[quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: Bournemouth fans suddenly finding damning faults in Grabban's game. Strange that. Then if he decided to stay, they would be ecstatic.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't 1-1 million for a div 1 player' take a look at how many games he went without scoring in the second half of last season.[/p][/quote]Your FULL OF IT !..........Naff off loser tug509
  • Score: 0

1:11am Fri 17 Jan 14

tug509 says...

Bpl333 wrote:
tug509 wrote:
How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.
Right tug509 maybe you should get your facts right....

The score was 2-1 to us when Grabban came on??? are you saying we shouldnt have brought him on when the score was the tight, just incase the Brighton rumours were true??

and add to the fact talking of v'ery sad behaviour', why didnt Brighton insert this bid in before the cup game.... The transfer window opened on the 1st and today is the 16th!!!
This moron came on to OUR site and insulted a Brighton supporter ,if he was right ,that would be justifiable ,according to the official B,mouth sites ,he was wrong ,IF anyone had taken a care to read their sites ,i was accurate on EVERY point ,but my fellow supporters chose to listen to an outsider ,before one of their own ,and gave him your support before the facts .
What a dissapointing bunch ,no one expects support when they are in the wrong ,certainly not me ,i fight my corner ,but i did`nt think i was surrounded by cowards ,who put an outsider before the facts .
I thought this site was special for the people on it ,but phuck me ,what a let down . ALWAYS ALBION......WITH GUTS !
[quote][p][bold]Bpl333[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: How petty ,the update says that Grabban was brought on with 7 minutes left against Burton on Tuesday ,considering they won 4-1 it was hardly tactical ,more of a parting shot to us i think ,as we had to have made our initial approach before the game !.I appreciate he was not our player at the time ,but as they had not played him for 83 minutes ,was there any other reason other than bloody mindedness!. Very sad behaviour ,imo.[/p][/quote]Right tug509 maybe you should get your facts right.... The score was 2-1 to us when Grabban came on??? are you saying we shouldnt have brought him on when the score was the tight, just incase the Brighton rumours were true?? and add to the fact talking of v'ery sad behaviour', why didnt Brighton insert this bid in before the cup game.... The transfer window opened on the 1st and today is the 16th!!![/p][/quote]This moron came on to OUR site and insulted a Brighton supporter ,if he was right ,that would be justifiable ,according to the official B,mouth sites ,he was wrong ,IF anyone had taken a care to read their sites ,i was accurate on EVERY point ,but my fellow supporters chose to listen to an outsider ,before one of their own ,and gave him your support before the facts . What a dissapointing bunch ,no one expects support when they are in the wrong ,certainly not me ,i fight my corner ,but i did`nt think i was surrounded by cowards ,who put an outsider before the facts . I thought this site was special for the people on it ,but phuck me ,what a let down . ALWAYS ALBION......WITH GUTS ! tug509
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1:27pm Fri 17 Jan 14

tinker111 says...

farside wrote:
El Abd to Bristol City?

Rumour doing the rounds...........
Done & dusted 24 hrs ago ???????????????
[quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: El Abd to Bristol City? Rumour doing the rounds...........[/p][/quote]Done & dusted 24 hrs ago ??????????????? tinker111
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