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Bridcutt back in the frame for Albion as Sunderland sack director of football

The Argus: Fit-again Liam Bridcutt remains on Sunderland's radar Fit-again Liam Bridcutt remains on Sunderland's radar

Liam Bridcutt, Albion's want-away midfielder, is back in first team contention.

But head coach Oscar Garcia is keeping his cards close to his chest as to whether Bridcutt will return to the squad at Derby tomorrow.

Bridcutt missed the consecutive 1-0 home wins against Reading in the FA Cup and Birmingham last Saturday in the Championship with a groin injury.

Sunderland had a £2 million bid rejected for the Seagulls' reigning player of the year at the start of the January transfer window.

Bridcutt, seeking to link up again with former manager Gus Poyet, then handed in a transfer request which Albion rejected.

Head coach Oscar Garcia told The Argus today: "He's fit and he's available for selection. I know the team for tomorrow but the players will be the first to know the starting eleven."

Sunderland are expected to continue their pursuit of Bridcutt in an effort to land him before the window shuts in a fortnight, although their interest in him and Albion winger Will Buckley took a new twist this afternoon with the sacking by the Black Cats of their Italian director of football Roberto De Fanti.

Owner Ellis Short has reportedly taken the decision to axe De Fanti - without Poyet's knowledge - after he oversaw a succession of expensive signings during the reign of former manager Paolo Di Canio.

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2:28pm Fri 17 Jan 14

kipper12 says...

my guess is that he will be missing again tomorrow .........
still a slight twinge in the groin no doubt !!! mr poyet being the slight twinge !!!!
my guess is that he will be missing again tomorrow ......... still a slight twinge in the groin no doubt !!! mr poyet being the slight twinge !!!! kipper12
  • Score: 8

2:34pm Fri 17 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

Let's just see an end to this either way.
Let's just see an end to this either way. SMF20
  • Score: 8

2:35pm Fri 17 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Considering what he brings to our game, and who we are facing on Saturday, how can you not start him now that he is fit again. Stuff Poyet and Sunderland, they have had their chance to get him and have not got the deal done, he is a Brighton player and should be used when available.
The same goes for Grabban, if he doesn't sign today then he should play for Bournemouth on Saturday, if he fills a need for the club. I don't hold with all this, keep him fit for sale crap.
Considering what he brings to our game, and who we are facing on Saturday, how can you not start him now that he is fit again. Stuff Poyet and Sunderland, they have had their chance to get him and have not got the deal done, he is a Brighton player and should be used when available. The same goes for Grabban, if he doesn't sign today then he should play for Bournemouth on Saturday, if he fills a need for the club. I don't hold with all this, keep him fit for sale crap. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 34

2:42pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Albion fan in London says...

The stench of Poyet still lingers. Lets hope we get Sunderland in the FA cup at home so we can deliver Poyet the news
The stench of Poyet still lingers. Lets hope we get Sunderland in the FA cup at home so we can deliver Poyet the news Albion fan in London
  • Score: 12

2:42pm Fri 17 Jan 14

pablobrowno says...

I think Bridders is professional enough to give his all for the club until such time he leaves...whenever that may be!

Perhaps the club are going to bring in some real quality during Jan to convince him he'll get to the Prem with us! On the other hand, perhaps we won't.....
I think Bridders is professional enough to give his all for the club until such time he leaves...whenever that may be! Perhaps the club are going to bring in some real quality during Jan to convince him he'll get to the Prem with us! On the other hand, perhaps we won't..... pablobrowno
  • Score: 11

2:45pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Now we know he's fit, his selection or non-selection will tell us far more about his future than what some people read into his lack of availability over the last couple of games.

Bridcutt mentioned not long ago (when questioned about his desire to play in the premier league) that he would give 100% to whoever he was contracted to. I see no reason to disbelieve him on that just yet.
Now we know he's fit, his selection or non-selection will tell us far more about his future than what some people read into his lack of availability over the last couple of games. Bridcutt mentioned not long ago (when questioned about his desire to play in the premier league) that he would give 100% to whoever he was contracted to. I see no reason to disbelieve him on that just yet. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 13

2:57pm Fri 17 Jan 14

farside says...

Think he will start tomorrow alongside Andrews - experience needed.
Think he will start tomorrow alongside Andrews - experience needed. farside
  • Score: 2

3:00pm Fri 17 Jan 14

ash696 says...

We don't need to sell, so unless Sunderland come back with £3 million plus, we should have Bridcutt honour the contract he was happy to sign. If he starts playing badly and sulks, he won't be in the frame for a Premier League move anyway. I think it's fair for him to want to better himself, but only at a fair price, and if we paid £3million for CMS, how much is Bridcutt worth?
We don't need to sell, so unless Sunderland come back with £3 million plus, we should have Bridcutt honour the contract he was happy to sign. If he starts playing badly and sulks, he won't be in the frame for a Premier League move anyway. I think it's fair for him to want to better himself, but only at a fair price, and if we paid £3million for CMS, how much is Bridcutt worth? ash696
  • Score: 4

3:04pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Piglet1 says...

He should play and give 100% for whomever is paying his wages and as that is currently Albion then I would expect nothing less. If he is in our best team then he should play and no consideration should be given to Poyet or any other suitors.
If they want him and they rate him then make an offer we cannot refuse then they can have him and everyone is happy. Simples.
He should play and give 100% for whomever is paying his wages and as that is currently Albion then I would expect nothing less. If he is in our best team then he should play and no consideration should be given to Poyet or any other suitors. If they want him and they rate him then make an offer we cannot refuse then they can have him and everyone is happy. Simples. Piglet1
  • Score: 9

3:13pm Fri 17 Jan 14

fratsomrover says...

If there is a possibility he will be sold, then he shouldn't play. The risk is too high. If he gets injured, then the deal is scuppered. We lose out on the money and he on the move to The Prem.
Therefore, good pro or not, he will not be as fully committed as he should be.
If no bids had come in, he'd probably play, but as they have, he probably wont.
There is simply too much at risk and as he has asked for a transfer, there is no doubting where his allegiance now lies.
If there is a possibility he will be sold, then he shouldn't play. The risk is too high. If he gets injured, then the deal is scuppered. We lose out on the money and he on the move to The Prem. Therefore, good pro or not, he will not be as fully committed as he should be. If no bids had come in, he'd probably play, but as they have, he probably wont. There is simply too much at risk and as he has asked for a transfer, there is no doubting where his allegiance now lies. fratsomrover
  • Score: -12

3:33pm Fri 17 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

fratsomrover wrote:
If there is a possibility he will be sold, then he shouldn't play. The risk is too high. If he gets injured, then the deal is scuppered. We lose out on the money and he on the move to The Prem.
Therefore, good pro or not, he will not be as fully committed as he should be.
If no bids had come in, he'd probably play, but as they have, he probably wont.
There is simply too much at risk and as he has asked for a transfer, there is no doubting where his allegiance now lies.
There is a lot od sense in what you say but, as of right now Bridcutt has zero chance of playing in the prem this season, none what so ever, and that fact is down to Poyet and the board at Sunderland, and Bridders knows that.

2 million, that's what Sunderland are reported to have offered, do you really think that Bridcutt would expect Brighton to accept such a low offer. The lad is not stupid, and neither is his agent, they know that 2 million won't get the deal done, neither would 2.5 million. Until a realistic bid comes in from Sunderland, or another prem club, Bridcutt is destined to play at champ level unless we get promoted. The only other route he has to the prem opens up in the summer window, if the lad continues to show real talent for the rest of this season with us, then he could be the target of other prem clubs come the summer. It is Bridcutt's own interest to continue to perform at his best for us.
[quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: If there is a possibility he will be sold, then he shouldn't play. The risk is too high. If he gets injured, then the deal is scuppered. We lose out on the money and he on the move to The Prem. Therefore, good pro or not, he will not be as fully committed as he should be. If no bids had come in, he'd probably play, but as they have, he probably wont. There is simply too much at risk and as he has asked for a transfer, there is no doubting where his allegiance now lies.[/p][/quote]There is a lot od sense in what you say but, as of right now Bridcutt has zero chance of playing in the prem this season, none what so ever, and that fact is down to Poyet and the board at Sunderland, and Bridders knows that. 2 million, that's what Sunderland are reported to have offered, do you really think that Bridcutt would expect Brighton to accept such a low offer. The lad is not stupid, and neither is his agent, they know that 2 million won't get the deal done, neither would 2.5 million. Until a realistic bid comes in from Sunderland, or another prem club, Bridcutt is destined to play at champ level unless we get promoted. The only other route he has to the prem opens up in the summer window, if the lad continues to show real talent for the rest of this season with us, then he could be the target of other prem clubs come the summer. It is Bridcutt's own interest to continue to perform at his best for us. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 13

3:49pm Fri 17 Jan 14

and another thing.... says...

I wonder what Robbie Savage, in his article about 'want away' footballers, has to say about how they perform for their club under these circumstances...
I wonder what Robbie Savage, in his article about 'want away' footballers, has to say about how they perform for their club under these circumstances... and another thing....
  • Score: 2

3:50pm Fri 17 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

2 top posts on this thread Vegas...

Speaks volumes of our squad when we can let 5 of the squad leave in one week and still contemplate not playing arguably our best player.

I for one would have no issues at all if the sales of the 4 we've let go funded only one signing.
We all like quality over quantity and so if we sell 2 decent match day squad members and 2 development lads to fund just one class act, then thTll do for me.

I really hope the senior management team are thinking this way too.

Uta
2 top posts on this thread Vegas... Speaks volumes of our squad when we can let 5 of the squad leave in one week and still contemplate not playing arguably our best player. I for one would have no issues at all if the sales of the 4 we've let go funded only one signing. We all like quality over quantity and so if we sell 2 decent match day squad members and 2 development lads to fund just one class act, then thTll do for me. I really hope the senior management team are thinking this way too. Uta SMF20
  • Score: 3

3:56pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Steyning reject says...

Lets hope he doesn't pull a musle getting on the team bus
Lets hope he doesn't pull a musle getting on the team bus Steyning reject
  • Score: 2

4:04pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Hector66 says...

i firmly believe that if he plays, he will do so with the 100% commitment he has always given to the Albion's cause. Terrific player. One of the best we've had. If he moves on, good luck to him.
i firmly believe that if he plays, he will do so with the 100% commitment he has always given to the Albion's cause. Terrific player. One of the best we've had. If he moves on, good luck to him. Hector66
  • Score: 9

4:12pm Fri 17 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Steyning reject wrote:
Lets hope he doesn't pull a musle getting on the team bus
If Bridcutt does start tomorrow it will be interesting to see if Andrews or Ince gets the nod. We have a tough game ahead of us against Derby, and it is one that we would like to get at least a point from. It would not be daft to say that we stand more of a chance of at least a draw if Bridders and Andrews starts, but we also have the Crofts question, who fills his spot. With the safer route of Bridcutt and Andrews, we would need to add some extra threat in midfield, can Kemmy give us that threat, is JFC capable of doing so, do we have other options. Is there anyway that we could play Andrews, Bridcutt and Ince?
[quote][p][bold]Steyning reject[/bold] wrote: Lets hope he doesn't pull a musle getting on the team bus[/p][/quote]If Bridcutt does start tomorrow it will be interesting to see if Andrews or Ince gets the nod. We have a tough game ahead of us against Derby, and it is one that we would like to get at least a point from. It would not be daft to say that we stand more of a chance of at least a draw if Bridders and Andrews starts, but we also have the Crofts question, who fills his spot. With the safer route of Bridcutt and Andrews, we would need to add some extra threat in midfield, can Kemmy give us that threat, is JFC capable of doing so, do we have other options. Is there anyway that we could play Andrews, Bridcutt and Ince? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 4

4:17pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Hovite says...

Just seen him happily training in a video about CMS's return to training on the seagullplayer.

Bridcutt didn't look like a player who was disinterested and I am sure he will be professional and play for the team if selected.

I cannot see him being the type of player to let his team mates down.
Just seen him happily training in a video about CMS's return to training on the seagullplayer. Bridcutt didn't look like a player who was disinterested and I am sure he will be professional and play for the team if selected. I cannot see him being the type of player to let his team mates down. Hovite
  • Score: 12

4:19pm Fri 17 Jan 14

ballantrrae says...

As others have said the sooner Bridcutt's situation is sorted out one way or the other the better. I hope he plays against Derby tomorrow since we willneed our strongest available team if we are to get a positive result of any kind against Derby.
Moving on to the potential Grabban recruitment the complete silence makes one wonder if this is drifting away. Clearly he won't be signed if at all in time to play tomorrow. I know Tony Bloom being in Australia must make the logistics harder but if it isn't going to happen perhaps we would be best served by moving on to the next option as there are only 14 days of the Window left.
I hope we are still looking for a replacement for Crofts and also one for El-Abd.
As others have said the sooner Bridcutt's situation is sorted out one way or the other the better. I hope he plays against Derby tomorrow since we willneed our strongest available team if we are to get a positive result of any kind against Derby. Moving on to the potential Grabban recruitment the complete silence makes one wonder if this is drifting away. Clearly he won't be signed if at all in time to play tomorrow. I know Tony Bloom being in Australia must make the logistics harder but if it isn't going to happen perhaps we would be best served by moving on to the next option as there are only 14 days of the Window left. I hope we are still looking for a replacement for Crofts and also one for El-Abd. ballantrrae
  • Score: 5

4:20pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

If he's fit, he plays, surely.
If there was a transfer induced doubt, OG would've thrown in a "still a slight niggle" line.
Can't for the life of me see why OG would set himself up by declaring fitness and then not picking him...
If he's fit, he plays, surely. If there was a transfer induced doubt, OG would've thrown in a "still a slight niggle" line. Can't for the life of me see why OG would set himself up by declaring fitness and then not picking him... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 6

4:24pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

and another thing.... wrote:
I wonder what Robbie Savage, in his article about 'want away' footballers, has to say about how they perform for their club under these circumstances...
Who cares?
[quote][p][bold]and another thing....[/bold] wrote: I wonder what Robbie Savage, in his article about 'want away' footballers, has to say about how they perform for their club under these circumstances...[/p][/quote]Who cares? Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 5

4:25pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Steyning reject says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Steyning reject wrote:
Lets hope he doesn't pull a musle getting on the team bus
If Bridcutt does start tomorrow it will be interesting to see if Andrews or Ince gets the nod. We have a tough game ahead of us against Derby, and it is one that we would like to get at least a point from. It would not be daft to say that we stand more of a chance of at least a draw if Bridders and Andrews starts, but we also have the Crofts question, who fills his spot. With the safer route of Bridcutt and Andrews, we would need to add some extra threat in midfield, can Kemmy give us that threat, is JFC capable of doing so, do we have other options. Is there anyway that we could play Andrews, Bridcutt and Ince?
I hope he stays but no one player is bigger than the club and if goes good luck to him as he has served the club well ( two player of the year awards say that) I just don't it to drag on which could cause unrest in the dressing room
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steyning reject[/bold] wrote: Lets hope he doesn't pull a musle getting on the team bus[/p][/quote]If Bridcutt does start tomorrow it will be interesting to see if Andrews or Ince gets the nod. We have a tough game ahead of us against Derby, and it is one that we would like to get at least a point from. It would not be daft to say that we stand more of a chance of at least a draw if Bridders and Andrews starts, but we also have the Crofts question, who fills his spot. With the safer route of Bridcutt and Andrews, we would need to add some extra threat in midfield, can Kemmy give us that threat, is JFC capable of doing so, do we have other options. Is there anyway that we could play Andrews, Bridcutt and Ince?[/p][/quote]I hope he stays but no one player is bigger than the club and if goes good luck to him as he has served the club well ( two player of the year awards say that) I just don't it to drag on which could cause unrest in the dressing room Steyning reject
  • Score: 5

4:26pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Claude Back says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Considering what he brings to our game, and who we are facing on Saturday, how can you not start him now that he is fit again. Stuff Poyet and Sunderland, they have had their chance to get him and have not got the deal done, he is a Brighton player and should be used when available.
The same goes for Grabban, if he doesn't sign today then he should play for Bournemouth on Saturday, if he fills a need for the club. I don't hold with all this, keep him fit for sale crap.
That is nonsense. Not thought that all through, have you?
Leave you to work it out.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Considering what he brings to our game, and who we are facing on Saturday, how can you not start him now that he is fit again. Stuff Poyet and Sunderland, they have had their chance to get him and have not got the deal done, he is a Brighton player and should be used when available. The same goes for Grabban, if he doesn't sign today then he should play for Bournemouth on Saturday, if he fills a need for the club. I don't hold with all this, keep him fit for sale crap.[/p][/quote]That is nonsense. Not thought that all through, have you? Leave you to work it out. Claude Back
  • Score: -10

4:27pm Fri 17 Jan 14

mikeygit says...

For a brief moment I thought Sunderland had sacked Gus!!
For a brief moment I thought Sunderland had sacked Gus!! mikeygit
  • Score: 3

4:29pm Fri 17 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Claude Back wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Considering what he brings to our game, and who we are facing on Saturday, how can you not start him now that he is fit again. Stuff Poyet and Sunderland, they have had their chance to get him and have not got the deal done, he is a Brighton player and should be used when available.
The same goes for Grabban, if he doesn't sign today then he should play for Bournemouth on Saturday, if he fills a need for the club. I don't hold with all this, keep him fit for sale crap.
That is nonsense. Not thought that all through, have you?
Leave you to work it out.
you have me at a loss, no idea as to what you are saying
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Considering what he brings to our game, and who we are facing on Saturday, how can you not start him now that he is fit again. Stuff Poyet and Sunderland, they have had their chance to get him and have not got the deal done, he is a Brighton player and should be used when available. The same goes for Grabban, if he doesn't sign today then he should play for Bournemouth on Saturday, if he fills a need for the club. I don't hold with all this, keep him fit for sale crap.[/p][/quote]That is nonsense. Not thought that all through, have you? Leave you to work it out.[/p][/quote]you have me at a loss, no idea as to what you are saying VegasSeagull
  • Score: 7

4:31pm Fri 17 Jan 14

bbb1969 says...

Bridcutt stays; club stance is that we want what he is worth. 3.75 million. We would take. Grabbon not worth the effort as he is actually more of a winger. If playing 1 up front then we are covered with Obika and CMS on the way back. I have concerns about central defence now Abd has gone. Not too botheted if Bridders plays or not but if there is no deal on the table and he wants out then he needs to be playing to put himself in the shop window. You never know; he may stay when we hammer forest in the play off final.
Bridcutt stays; club stance is that we want what he is worth. 3.75 million. We would take. Grabbon not worth the effort as he is actually more of a winger. If playing 1 up front then we are covered with Obika and CMS on the way back. I have concerns about central defence now Abd has gone. Not too botheted if Bridders plays or not but if there is no deal on the table and he wants out then he needs to be playing to put himself in the shop window. You never know; he may stay when we hammer forest in the play off final. bbb1969
  • Score: 0

4:31pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Considering what he brings to our game, and who we are facing on Saturday, how can you not start him now that he is fit again. Stuff Poyet and Sunderland, they have had their chance to get him and have not got the deal done, he is a Brighton player and should be used when available.
The same goes for Grabban, if he doesn't sign today then he should play for Bournemouth on Saturday, if he fills a need for the club. I don't hold with all this, keep him fit for sale crap.
That is nonsense. Not thought that all through, have you?
Leave you to work it out.
you have me at a loss, no idea as to what you are saying
Me too.
But I remain intrigued...
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Considering what he brings to our game, and who we are facing on Saturday, how can you not start him now that he is fit again. Stuff Poyet and Sunderland, they have had their chance to get him and have not got the deal done, he is a Brighton player and should be used when available. The same goes for Grabban, if he doesn't sign today then he should play for Bournemouth on Saturday, if he fills a need for the club. I don't hold with all this, keep him fit for sale crap.[/p][/quote]That is nonsense. Not thought that all through, have you? Leave you to work it out.[/p][/quote]you have me at a loss, no idea as to what you are saying[/p][/quote]Me too. But I remain intrigued... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 3

4:36pm Fri 17 Jan 14

pjwilk says...

Bridcutt has put in a transfer request so who cares about Bridcutt,he should not play another game for Brighton.
Bridcutt has put in a transfer request so who cares about Bridcutt,he should not play another game for Brighton. pjwilk
  • Score: -13

4:39pm Fri 17 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

pjwilk wrote:
Bridcutt has put in a transfer request so who cares about Bridcutt,he should not play another game for Brighton.
But we should continue to pay him?
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: Bridcutt has put in a transfer request so who cares about Bridcutt,he should not play another game for Brighton.[/p][/quote]But we should continue to pay him? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

4:40pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

pjwilk wrote:
Bridcutt has put in a transfer request so who cares about Bridcutt,he should not play another game for Brighton.
Fool
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: Bridcutt has put in a transfer request so who cares about Bridcutt,he should not play another game for Brighton.[/p][/quote]Fool Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 9

4:42pm Fri 17 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Considering what he brings to our game, and who we are facing on Saturday, how can you not start him now that he is fit again. Stuff Poyet and Sunderland, they have had their chance to get him and have not got the deal done, he is a Brighton player and should be used when available.
The same goes for Grabban, if he doesn't sign today then he should play for Bournemouth on Saturday, if he fills a need for the club. I don't hold with all this, keep him fit for sale crap.
That is nonsense. Not thought that all through, have you?
Leave you to work it out.
you have me at a loss, no idea as to what you are saying
Me too.
But I remain intrigued...
And it seems that intrigued you will stay, I of course will remain dumb
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Considering what he brings to our game, and who we are facing on Saturday, how can you not start him now that he is fit again. Stuff Poyet and Sunderland, they have had their chance to get him and have not got the deal done, he is a Brighton player and should be used when available. The same goes for Grabban, if he doesn't sign today then he should play for Bournemouth on Saturday, if he fills a need for the club. I don't hold with all this, keep him fit for sale crap.[/p][/quote]That is nonsense. Not thought that all through, have you? Leave you to work it out.[/p][/quote]you have me at a loss, no idea as to what you are saying[/p][/quote]Me too. But I remain intrigued...[/p][/quote]And it seems that intrigued you will stay, I of course will remain dumb VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

4:43pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Considering what he brings to our game, and who we are facing on Saturday, how can you not start him now that he is fit again. Stuff Poyet and Sunderland, they have had their chance to get him and have not got the deal done, he is a Brighton player and should be used when available.
The same goes for Grabban, if he doesn't sign today then he should play for Bournemouth on Saturday, if he fills a need for the club. I don't hold with all this, keep him fit for sale crap.
That is nonsense. Not thought that all through, have you?
Leave you to work it out.
you have me at a loss, no idea as to what you are saying
Me too.
But I remain intrigued...
And it seems that intrigued you will stay, I of course will remain dumb
Don't say that, it's an open goal for those who wish it.........
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Considering what he brings to our game, and who we are facing on Saturday, how can you not start him now that he is fit again. Stuff Poyet and Sunderland, they have had their chance to get him and have not got the deal done, he is a Brighton player and should be used when available. The same goes for Grabban, if he doesn't sign today then he should play for Bournemouth on Saturday, if he fills a need for the club. I don't hold with all this, keep him fit for sale crap.[/p][/quote]That is nonsense. Not thought that all through, have you? Leave you to work it out.[/p][/quote]you have me at a loss, no idea as to what you are saying[/p][/quote]Me too. But I remain intrigued...[/p][/quote]And it seems that intrigued you will stay, I of course will remain dumb[/p][/quote]Don't say that, it's an open goal for those who wish it......... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 5

4:45pm Fri 17 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Considering what he brings to our game, and who we are facing on Saturday, how can you not start him now that he is fit again. Stuff Poyet and Sunderland, they have had their chance to get him and have not got the deal done, he is a Brighton player and should be used when available.
The same goes for Grabban, if he doesn't sign today then he should play for Bournemouth on Saturday, if he fills a need for the club. I don't hold with all this, keep him fit for sale crap.
That is nonsense. Not thought that all through, have you?
Leave you to work it out.
you have me at a loss, no idea as to what you are saying
Me too.
But I remain intrigued...
And it seems that intrigued you will stay, I of course will remain dumb
Don't say that, it's an open goal for those who wish it.........
dumb in the American use of the word, lack of knowledge and or intelligence
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Considering what he brings to our game, and who we are facing on Saturday, how can you not start him now that he is fit again. Stuff Poyet and Sunderland, they have had their chance to get him and have not got the deal done, he is a Brighton player and should be used when available. The same goes for Grabban, if he doesn't sign today then he should play for Bournemouth on Saturday, if he fills a need for the club. I don't hold with all this, keep him fit for sale crap.[/p][/quote]That is nonsense. Not thought that all through, have you? Leave you to work it out.[/p][/quote]you have me at a loss, no idea as to what you are saying[/p][/quote]Me too. But I remain intrigued...[/p][/quote]And it seems that intrigued you will stay, I of course will remain dumb[/p][/quote]Don't say that, it's an open goal for those who wish it.........[/p][/quote]dumb in the American use of the word, lack of knowledge and or intelligence VegasSeagull
  • Score: -1

4:47pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Considering what he brings to our game, and who we are facing on Saturday, how can you not start him now that he is fit again. Stuff Poyet and Sunderland, they have had their chance to get him and have not got the deal done, he is a Brighton player and should be used when available.
The same goes for Grabban, if he doesn't sign today then he should play for Bournemouth on Saturday, if he fills a need for the club. I don't hold with all this, keep him fit for sale crap.
That is nonsense. Not thought that all through, have you?
Leave you to work it out.
you have me at a loss, no idea as to what you are saying
Me too.
But I remain intrigued...
And it seems that intrigued you will stay, I of course will remain dumb
Don't say that, it's an open goal for those who wish it.........
dumb in the American use of the word, lack of knowledge and or intelligence
precisely......
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Considering what he brings to our game, and who we are facing on Saturday, how can you not start him now that he is fit again. Stuff Poyet and Sunderland, they have had their chance to get him and have not got the deal done, he is a Brighton player and should be used when available. The same goes for Grabban, if he doesn't sign today then he should play for Bournemouth on Saturday, if he fills a need for the club. I don't hold with all this, keep him fit for sale crap.[/p][/quote]That is nonsense. Not thought that all through, have you? Leave you to work it out.[/p][/quote]you have me at a loss, no idea as to what you are saying[/p][/quote]Me too. But I remain intrigued...[/p][/quote]And it seems that intrigued you will stay, I of course will remain dumb[/p][/quote]Don't say that, it's an open goal for those who wish it.........[/p][/quote]dumb in the American use of the word, lack of knowledge and or intelligence[/p][/quote]precisely...... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 0

4:50pm Fri 17 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Considering what he brings to our game, and who we are facing on Saturday, how can you not start him now that he is fit again. Stuff Poyet and Sunderland, they have had their chance to get him and have not got the deal done, he is a Brighton player and should be used when available.
The same goes for Grabban, if he doesn't sign today then he should play for Bournemouth on Saturday, if he fills a need for the club. I don't hold with all this, keep him fit for sale crap.
That is nonsense. Not thought that all through, have you?
Leave you to work it out.
you have me at a loss, no idea as to what you are saying
Me too.
But I remain intrigued...
And it seems that intrigued you will stay, I of course will remain dumb
Don't say that, it's an open goal for those who wish it.........
dumb in the American use of the word, lack of knowledge and or intelligence
precisely......
Well as I don't have a clue as to what he is talking about, 'dumb,' seems the right word to use. I have no knowledge or intelligence of what he means.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Considering what he brings to our game, and who we are facing on Saturday, how can you not start him now that he is fit again. Stuff Poyet and Sunderland, they have had their chance to get him and have not got the deal done, he is a Brighton player and should be used when available. The same goes for Grabban, if he doesn't sign today then he should play for Bournemouth on Saturday, if he fills a need for the club. I don't hold with all this, keep him fit for sale crap.[/p][/quote]That is nonsense. Not thought that all through, have you? Leave you to work it out.[/p][/quote]you have me at a loss, no idea as to what you are saying[/p][/quote]Me too. But I remain intrigued...[/p][/quote]And it seems that intrigued you will stay, I of course will remain dumb[/p][/quote]Don't say that, it's an open goal for those who wish it.........[/p][/quote]dumb in the American use of the word, lack of knowledge and or intelligence[/p][/quote]precisely......[/p][/quote]Well as I don't have a clue as to what he is talking about, 'dumb,' seems the right word to use. I have no knowledge or intelligence of what he means. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

5:01pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Steyning reject says...

Looking at the update it looks like poyet may have complained to the owner about not being supported with how much he thinks his transfer targets are worth now that sunderland have sacked their director of football, will this now mean an offer closer to their true value
Looking at the update it looks like poyet may have complained to the owner about not being supported with how much he thinks his transfer targets are worth now that sunderland have sacked their director of football, will this now mean an offer closer to their true value Steyning reject
  • Score: 3

5:02pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

Hovite wrote:
Just seen him happily training in a video about CMS's return to training on the seagullplayer.

Bridcutt didn't look like a player who was disinterested and I am sure he will be professional and play for the team if selected.

I cannot see him being the type of player to let his team mates down.
Evening Hovite, me old mucker! Are we still meant to be the same person? :)

I agree 100% re Bridders. If he's selected he will give it his all. However no doubt if he has anything less than a perfect game others will claim he's not trying or "his head isn't right"

Interesting the Di Fanti has been sacked though.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: Just seen him happily training in a video about CMS's return to training on the seagullplayer. Bridcutt didn't look like a player who was disinterested and I am sure he will be professional and play for the team if selected. I cannot see him being the type of player to let his team mates down.[/p][/quote]Evening Hovite, me old mucker! Are we still meant to be the same person? :) I agree 100% re Bridders. If he's selected he will give it his all. However no doubt if he has anything less than a perfect game others will claim he's not trying or "his head isn't right" Interesting the Di Fanti has been sacked though. Old Scrote of the Amex
  • Score: 3

5:08pm Fri 17 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Steyning reject wrote:
Looking at the update it looks like poyet may have complained to the owner about not being supported with how much he thinks his transfer targets are worth now that sunderland have sacked their director of football, will this now mean an offer closer to their true value
Well it seems that he got fired for having spent too much previously, not sure how that decision can result in, 'bigger,' bids for players today, that would seem like a contradiction.
[quote][p][bold]Steyning reject[/bold] wrote: Looking at the update it looks like poyet may have complained to the owner about not being supported with how much he thinks his transfer targets are worth now that sunderland have sacked their director of football, will this now mean an offer closer to their true value[/p][/quote]Well it seems that he got fired for having spent too much previously, not sure how that decision can result in, 'bigger,' bids for players today, that would seem like a contradiction. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

5:11pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Steyning reject wrote:
Looking at the update it looks like poyet may have complained to the owner about not being supported with how much he thinks his transfer targets are worth now that sunderland have sacked their director of football, will this now mean an offer closer to their true value
On the contrary. It would appear he's been binned for wasting money rather not spending it....
[quote][p][bold]Steyning reject[/bold] wrote: Looking at the update it looks like poyet may have complained to the owner about not being supported with how much he thinks his transfer targets are worth now that sunderland have sacked their director of football, will this now mean an offer closer to their true value[/p][/quote]On the contrary. It would appear he's been binned for wasting money rather not spending it.... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 0

5:11pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Steyning reject wrote:
Looking at the update it looks like poyet may have complained to the owner about not being supported with how much he thinks his transfer targets are worth now that sunderland have sacked their director of football, will this now mean an offer closer to their true value
On the contrary. It would appear he's been binned for wasting money rather not spending it....
[quote][p][bold]Steyning reject[/bold] wrote: Looking at the update it looks like poyet may have complained to the owner about not being supported with how much he thinks his transfer targets are worth now that sunderland have sacked their director of football, will this now mean an offer closer to their true value[/p][/quote]On the contrary. It would appear he's been binned for wasting money rather not spending it.... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 2

5:11pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Gee Jay says...

This DeFanti guy at Sunderland was likely to be a thorn in Gus' side anyway. With him gone and Gus beginning to get the team playing and winning some points, the Sunderland board are more likely to give Gus the funds to buy Liam. If it doesn't happen, and I think it will, then other clubs may make a move before the end of the month, it can only increase the bids for him.
In the meantime Derby tomorrow.......could be tight and whoever is in the side, we just expect them to do their best.
UTA !
This DeFanti guy at Sunderland was likely to be a thorn in Gus' side anyway. With him gone and Gus beginning to get the team playing and winning some points, the Sunderland board are more likely to give Gus the funds to buy Liam. If it doesn't happen, and I think it will, then other clubs may make a move before the end of the month, it can only increase the bids for him. In the meantime Derby tomorrow.......could be tight and whoever is in the side, we just expect them to do their best. UTA ! Gee Jay
  • Score: 4

5:16pm Fri 17 Jan 14

ballantrrae says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Steyning reject wrote:
Lets hope he doesn't pull a musle getting on the team bus
If Bridcutt does start tomorrow it will be interesting to see if Andrews or Ince gets the nod. We have a tough game ahead of us against Derby, and it is one that we would like to get at least a point from. It would not be daft to say that we stand more of a chance of at least a draw if Bridders and Andrews starts, but we also have the Crofts question, who fills his spot. With the safer route of Bridcutt and Andrews, we would need to add some extra threat in midfield, can Kemmy give us that threat, is JFC capable of doing so, do we have other options. Is there anyway that we could play Andrews, Bridcutt and Ince?
One option VegasSeagull would be to play Lopez at the right of the midfield 3 where Crofts has been playing (and where he was deployed most of last season) and bring March in on the right wing. Had Grabban already been signed I would have suggested playing him there.
Another option would be to move Andrews into the Crofts spot with Ince and Bridcutt completing the midfield with Lopez, Ulloa and LuaLua as the front 3.
How many posters think that Grabban will sign ? I had thought that if a deal was going to be completed it would have been by now. I remember when he joined Bournemouth he was being courted by Crawley and I think was lined up to join them but switched to the Cherries at the last moment.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steyning reject[/bold] wrote: Lets hope he doesn't pull a musle getting on the team bus[/p][/quote]If Bridcutt does start tomorrow it will be interesting to see if Andrews or Ince gets the nod. We have a tough game ahead of us against Derby, and it is one that we would like to get at least a point from. It would not be daft to say that we stand more of a chance of at least a draw if Bridders and Andrews starts, but we also have the Crofts question, who fills his spot. With the safer route of Bridcutt and Andrews, we would need to add some extra threat in midfield, can Kemmy give us that threat, is JFC capable of doing so, do we have other options. Is there anyway that we could play Andrews, Bridcutt and Ince?[/p][/quote]One option VegasSeagull would be to play Lopez at the right of the midfield 3 where Crofts has been playing (and where he was deployed most of last season) and bring March in on the right wing. Had Grabban already been signed I would have suggested playing him there. Another option would be to move Andrews into the Crofts spot with Ince and Bridcutt completing the midfield with Lopez, Ulloa and LuaLua as the front 3. How many posters think that Grabban will sign ? I had thought that if a deal was going to be completed it would have been by now. I remember when he joined Bournemouth he was being courted by Crawley and I think was lined up to join them but switched to the Cherries at the last moment. ballantrrae
  • Score: 3

5:22pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Steyning reject says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Steyning reject wrote:
Looking at the update it looks like poyet may have complained to the owner about not being supported with how much he thinks his transfer targets are worth now that sunderland have sacked their director of football, will this now mean an offer closer to their true value
Well it seems that he got fired for having spent too much previously, not sure how that decision can result in, 'bigger,' bids for players today, that would seem like a contradiction.
Lack of judgement, maybe Gus has made his point about how good his record was at recruiting very good players for us and to be fair brighton signed some outstanding players under his watch, after all if it was just down to players signed before Gus arrived why has he been allowed to over see in this window, just a thought
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steyning reject[/bold] wrote: Looking at the update it looks like poyet may have complained to the owner about not being supported with how much he thinks his transfer targets are worth now that sunderland have sacked their director of football, will this now mean an offer closer to their true value[/p][/quote]Well it seems that he got fired for having spent too much previously, not sure how that decision can result in, 'bigger,' bids for players today, that would seem like a contradiction.[/p][/quote]Lack of judgement, maybe Gus has made his point about how good his record was at recruiting very good players for us and to be fair brighton signed some outstanding players under his watch, after all if it was just down to players signed before Gus arrived why has he been allowed to over see in this window, just a thought Steyning reject
  • Score: 1

5:23pm Fri 17 Jan 14

ballantrrae says...

Steyning reject wrote:
Looking at the update it looks like poyet may have complained to the owner about not being supported with how much he thinks his transfer targets are worth now that sunderland have sacked their director of football, will this now mean an offer closer to their true value
Interesting point Steyning reject.
[quote][p][bold]Steyning reject[/bold] wrote: Looking at the update it looks like poyet may have complained to the owner about not being supported with how much he thinks his transfer targets are worth now that sunderland have sacked their director of football, will this now mean an offer closer to their true value[/p][/quote]Interesting point Steyning reject. ballantrrae
  • Score: 1

5:24pm Fri 17 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

ballantrrae wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Steyning reject wrote:
Lets hope he doesn't pull a musle getting on the team bus
If Bridcutt does start tomorrow it will be interesting to see if Andrews or Ince gets the nod. We have a tough game ahead of us against Derby, and it is one that we would like to get at least a point from. It would not be daft to say that we stand more of a chance of at least a draw if Bridders and Andrews starts, but we also have the Crofts question, who fills his spot. With the safer route of Bridcutt and Andrews, we would need to add some extra threat in midfield, can Kemmy give us that threat, is JFC capable of doing so, do we have other options. Is there anyway that we could play Andrews, Bridcutt and Ince?
One option VegasSeagull would be to play Lopez at the right of the midfield 3 where Crofts has been playing (and where he was deployed most of last season) and bring March in on the right wing. Had Grabban already been signed I would have suggested playing him there.
Another option would be to move Andrews into the Crofts spot with Ince and Bridcutt completing the midfield with Lopez, Ulloa and LuaLua as the front 3.
How many posters think that Grabban will sign ? I had thought that if a deal was going to be completed it would have been by now. I remember when he joined Bournemouth he was being courted by Crawley and I think was lined up to join them but switched to the Cherries at the last moment.
Yep I can see the David formation along with March.
What do you think of possibly using David as you suggest, put Kaz on the right wing and, if fit, have Orlandi on the left. Briddcutt/Andrews or Bridcutt/Ince in the middle.
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steyning reject[/bold] wrote: Lets hope he doesn't pull a musle getting on the team bus[/p][/quote]If Bridcutt does start tomorrow it will be interesting to see if Andrews or Ince gets the nod. We have a tough game ahead of us against Derby, and it is one that we would like to get at least a point from. It would not be daft to say that we stand more of a chance of at least a draw if Bridders and Andrews starts, but we also have the Crofts question, who fills his spot. With the safer route of Bridcutt and Andrews, we would need to add some extra threat in midfield, can Kemmy give us that threat, is JFC capable of doing so, do we have other options. Is there anyway that we could play Andrews, Bridcutt and Ince?[/p][/quote]One option VegasSeagull would be to play Lopez at the right of the midfield 3 where Crofts has been playing (and where he was deployed most of last season) and bring March in on the right wing. Had Grabban already been signed I would have suggested playing him there. Another option would be to move Andrews into the Crofts spot with Ince and Bridcutt completing the midfield with Lopez, Ulloa and LuaLua as the front 3. How many posters think that Grabban will sign ? I had thought that if a deal was going to be completed it would have been by now. I remember when he joined Bournemouth he was being courted by Crawley and I think was lined up to join them but switched to the Cherries at the last moment.[/p][/quote]Yep I can see the David formation along with March. What do you think of possibly using David as you suggest, put Kaz on the right wing and, if fit, have Orlandi on the left. Briddcutt/Andrews or Bridcutt/Ince in the middle. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

5:29pm Fri 17 Jan 14

ballantrrae says...

ballantrrae wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Steyning reject wrote:
Lets hope he doesn't pull a musle getting on the team bus
If Bridcutt does start tomorrow it will be interesting to see if Andrews or Ince gets the nod. We have a tough game ahead of us against Derby, and it is one that we would like to get at least a point from. It would not be daft to say that we stand more of a chance of at least a draw if Bridders and Andrews starts, but we also have the Crofts question, who fills his spot. With the safer route of Bridcutt and Andrews, we would need to add some extra threat in midfield, can Kemmy give us that threat, is JFC capable of doing so, do we have other options. Is there anyway that we could play Andrews, Bridcutt and Ince?
One option VegasSeagull would be to play Lopez at the right of the midfield 3 where Crofts has been playing (and where he was deployed most of last season) and bring March in on the right wing. Had Grabban already been signed I would have suggested playing him there.
Another option would be to move Andrews into the Crofts spot with Ince and Bridcutt completing the midfield with Lopez, Ulloa and LuaLua as the front 3.
How many posters think that Grabban will sign ? I had thought that if a deal was going to be completed it would have been by now. I remember when he joined Bournemouth he was being courted by Crawley and I think was lined up to join them but switched to the Cherries at the last moment.
To clarify my posting above if Grabban was on board I was suggesting he played on the right wing not March, with Lopez in Crofts spot.
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steyning reject[/bold] wrote: Lets hope he doesn't pull a musle getting on the team bus[/p][/quote]If Bridcutt does start tomorrow it will be interesting to see if Andrews or Ince gets the nod. We have a tough game ahead of us against Derby, and it is one that we would like to get at least a point from. It would not be daft to say that we stand more of a chance of at least a draw if Bridders and Andrews starts, but we also have the Crofts question, who fills his spot. With the safer route of Bridcutt and Andrews, we would need to add some extra threat in midfield, can Kemmy give us that threat, is JFC capable of doing so, do we have other options. Is there anyway that we could play Andrews, Bridcutt and Ince?[/p][/quote]One option VegasSeagull would be to play Lopez at the right of the midfield 3 where Crofts has been playing (and where he was deployed most of last season) and bring March in on the right wing. Had Grabban already been signed I would have suggested playing him there. Another option would be to move Andrews into the Crofts spot with Ince and Bridcutt completing the midfield with Lopez, Ulloa and LuaLua as the front 3. How many posters think that Grabban will sign ? I had thought that if a deal was going to be completed it would have been by now. I remember when he joined Bournemouth he was being courted by Crawley and I think was lined up to join them but switched to the Cherries at the last moment.[/p][/quote]To clarify my posting above if Grabban was on board I was suggesting he played on the right wing not March, with Lopez in Crofts spot. ballantrrae
  • Score: 3

5:35pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Major Bloodboil says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Considering what he brings to our game, and who we are facing on Saturday, how can you not start him now that he is fit again. Stuff Poyet and Sunderland, they have had their chance to get him and have not got the deal done, he is a Brighton player and should be used when available.
The same goes for Grabban, if he doesn't sign today then he should play for Bournemouth on Saturday, if he fills a need for the club. I don't hold with all this, keep him fit for sale crap.
That is nonsense. Not thought that all through, have you?
Leave you to work it out.
you have me at a loss, no idea as to what you are saying
Me too.
But I remain intrigued...
And it seems that intrigued you will stay, I of course will remain dumb
Don't say that, it's an open goal for those who wish it.........
dumb in the American use of the word, lack of knowledge and or intelligence
precisely......
Well as I don't have a clue as to what he is talking about, 'dumb,' seems the right word to use. I have no knowledge or intelligence of what he means.
Well to me it's quite obvious to me what CB meant!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Considering what he brings to our game, and who we are facing on Saturday, how can you not start him now that he is fit again. Stuff Poyet and Sunderland, they have had their chance to get him and have not got the deal done, he is a Brighton player and should be used when available. The same goes for Grabban, if he doesn't sign today then he should play for Bournemouth on Saturday, if he fills a need for the club. I don't hold with all this, keep him fit for sale crap.[/p][/quote]That is nonsense. Not thought that all through, have you? Leave you to work it out.[/p][/quote]you have me at a loss, no idea as to what you are saying[/p][/quote]Me too. But I remain intrigued...[/p][/quote]And it seems that intrigued you will stay, I of course will remain dumb[/p][/quote]Don't say that, it's an open goal for those who wish it.........[/p][/quote]dumb in the American use of the word, lack of knowledge and or intelligence[/p][/quote]precisely......[/p][/quote]Well as I don't have a clue as to what he is talking about, 'dumb,' seems the right word to use. I have no knowledge or intelligence of what he means.[/p][/quote]Well to me it's quite obvious to me what CB meant! Major Bloodboil
  • Score: -1

5:38pm Fri 17 Jan 14

wiseman of hove says...

ballantrrae wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Steyning reject wrote:
Lets hope he doesn't pull a musle getting on the team bus
If Bridcutt does start tomorrow it will be interesting to see if Andrews or Ince gets the nod. We have a tough game ahead of us against Derby, and it is one that we would like to get at least a point from. It would not be daft to say that we stand more of a chance of at least a draw if Bridders and Andrews starts, but we also have the Crofts question, who fills his spot. With the safer route of Bridcutt and Andrews, we would need to add some extra threat in midfield, can Kemmy give us that threat, is JFC capable of doing so, do we have other options. Is there anyway that we could play Andrews, Bridcutt and Ince?
One option VegasSeagull would be to play Lopez at the right of the midfield 3 where Crofts has been playing (and where he was deployed most of last season) and bring March in on the right wing. Had Grabban already been signed I would have suggested playing him there.
Another option would be to move Andrews into the Crofts spot with Ince and Bridcutt completing the midfield with Lopez, Ulloa and LuaLua as the front 3.
How many posters think that Grabban will sign ? I had thought that if a deal was going to be completed it would have been by now. I remember when he joined Bournemouth he was being courted by Crawley and I think was lined up to join them but switched to the Cherries at the last moment.
I thought Grabban was certain to sign Ballantrae, naively thinking he would be enticed by 'the bigger picture'. I doubt the deal will go through now. On your team selection, I think you have it right and I would certainly endorse it.
As an aside, I disagree with some of the stances taken by a few fellow posters regarding Bridutt. If Bridcutt is 100% fit, I think he should play. I also think it vital that Obika gets a good shift tomorrow, to avoid another Lita stuation.
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steyning reject[/bold] wrote: Lets hope he doesn't pull a musle getting on the team bus[/p][/quote]If Bridcutt does start tomorrow it will be interesting to see if Andrews or Ince gets the nod. We have a tough game ahead of us against Derby, and it is one that we would like to get at least a point from. It would not be daft to say that we stand more of a chance of at least a draw if Bridders and Andrews starts, but we also have the Crofts question, who fills his spot. With the safer route of Bridcutt and Andrews, we would need to add some extra threat in midfield, can Kemmy give us that threat, is JFC capable of doing so, do we have other options. Is there anyway that we could play Andrews, Bridcutt and Ince?[/p][/quote]One option VegasSeagull would be to play Lopez at the right of the midfield 3 where Crofts has been playing (and where he was deployed most of last season) and bring March in on the right wing. Had Grabban already been signed I would have suggested playing him there. Another option would be to move Andrews into the Crofts spot with Ince and Bridcutt completing the midfield with Lopez, Ulloa and LuaLua as the front 3. How many posters think that Grabban will sign ? I had thought that if a deal was going to be completed it would have been by now. I remember when he joined Bournemouth he was being courted by Crawley and I think was lined up to join them but switched to the Cherries at the last moment.[/p][/quote]I thought Grabban was certain to sign Ballantrae, naively thinking he would be enticed by 'the bigger picture'. I doubt the deal will go through now. On your team selection, I think you have it right and I would certainly endorse it. As an aside, I disagree with some of the stances taken by a few fellow posters regarding Bridutt. If Bridcutt is 100% fit, I think he should play. I also think it vital that Obika gets a good shift tomorrow, to avoid another Lita stuation. wiseman of hove
  • Score: 5

5:38pm Fri 17 Jan 14

mrgull says...

Ellis Short will,at the moment,be pleased with Poyets improvement in Sunderlands' fortunes.And as such will be more understanding to Poyets needs.So I can see an improved offer on its way for both Bridcutt and Buckley.£5 to £6M.That sort of offer would be very hard to refuse
Ellis Short will,at the moment,be pleased with Poyets improvement in Sunderlands' fortunes.And as such will be more understanding to Poyets needs.So I can see an improved offer on its way for both Bridcutt and Buckley.£5 to £6M.That sort of offer would be very hard to refuse mrgull
  • Score: 3

5:39pm Fri 17 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Major Bloodboil wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Considering what he brings to our game, and who we are facing on Saturday, how can you not start him now that he is fit again. Stuff Poyet and Sunderland, they have had their chance to get him and have not got the deal done, he is a Brighton player and should be used when available.
The same goes for Grabban, if he doesn't sign today then he should play for Bournemouth on Saturday, if he fills a need for the club. I don't hold with all this, keep him fit for sale crap.
That is nonsense. Not thought that all through, have you?
Leave you to work it out.
you have me at a loss, no idea as to what you are saying
Me too.
But I remain intrigued...
And it seems that intrigued you will stay, I of course will remain dumb
Don't say that, it's an open goal for those who wish it.........
dumb in the American use of the word, lack of knowledge and or intelligence
precisely......
Well as I don't have a clue as to what he is talking about, 'dumb,' seems the right word to use. I have no knowledge or intelligence of what he means.
Well to me it's quite obvious to me what CB meant!
Well good for you, but I have moved on mate and my interest in the meaning of his comment has evaporated.
[quote][p][bold]Major Bloodboil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Considering what he brings to our game, and who we are facing on Saturday, how can you not start him now that he is fit again. Stuff Poyet and Sunderland, they have had their chance to get him and have not got the deal done, he is a Brighton player and should be used when available. The same goes for Grabban, if he doesn't sign today then he should play for Bournemouth on Saturday, if he fills a need for the club. I don't hold with all this, keep him fit for sale crap.[/p][/quote]That is nonsense. Not thought that all through, have you? Leave you to work it out.[/p][/quote]you have me at a loss, no idea as to what you are saying[/p][/quote]Me too. But I remain intrigued...[/p][/quote]And it seems that intrigued you will stay, I of course will remain dumb[/p][/quote]Don't say that, it's an open goal for those who wish it.........[/p][/quote]dumb in the American use of the word, lack of knowledge and or intelligence[/p][/quote]precisely......[/p][/quote]Well as I don't have a clue as to what he is talking about, 'dumb,' seems the right word to use. I have no knowledge or intelligence of what he means.[/p][/quote]Well to me it's quite obvious to me what CB meant![/p][/quote]Well good for you, but I have moved on mate and my interest in the meaning of his comment has evaporated. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

5:43pm Fri 17 Jan 14

championshipgull says...

Hovite wrote:
Just seen him happily training in a video about CMS's return to training on the seagullplayer.

Bridcutt didn't look like a player who was disinterested and I am sure he will be professional and play for the team if selected.

I cannot see him being the type of player to let his team mates down.
Just had a tweet from Craig Mackail-Smith ‏@12CMS12

"Great to be back joining in some of training today with the lads. Not long now until I'm back scoring a goal in front of a packed Amex"

Like it
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: Just seen him happily training in a video about CMS's return to training on the seagullplayer. Bridcutt didn't look like a player who was disinterested and I am sure he will be professional and play for the team if selected. I cannot see him being the type of player to let his team mates down.[/p][/quote]Just had a tweet from Craig Mackail-Smith ‏@12CMS12 "Great to be back joining in some of training today with the lads. Not long now until I'm back scoring a goal in front of a packed Amex" Like it championshipgull
  • Score: 7

5:43pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

mrgull wrote:
Ellis Short will,at the moment,be pleased with Poyets improvement in Sunderlands' fortunes.And as such will be more understanding to Poyets needs.So I can see an improved offer on its way for both Bridcutt and Buckley.£5 to £6M.That sort of offer would be very hard to refuse
Not sure Buckley is on their radar - and never has been.
[quote][p][bold]mrgull[/bold] wrote: Ellis Short will,at the moment,be pleased with Poyets improvement in Sunderlands' fortunes.And as such will be more understanding to Poyets needs.So I can see an improved offer on its way for both Bridcutt and Buckley.£5 to £6M.That sort of offer would be very hard to refuse[/p][/quote]Not sure Buckley is on their radar - and never has been. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: -3

5:46pm Fri 17 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
mrgull wrote:
Ellis Short will,at the moment,be pleased with Poyets improvement in Sunderlands' fortunes.And as such will be more understanding to Poyets needs.So I can see an improved offer on its way for both Bridcutt and Buckley.£5 to £6M.That sort of offer would be very hard to refuse
Not sure Buckley is on their radar - and never has been.
Well it has been reported that they made a 1.75 million offer for him, but I guess that has largely been overshadowed by the possible Bridcutt deal.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrgull[/bold] wrote: Ellis Short will,at the moment,be pleased with Poyets improvement in Sunderlands' fortunes.And as such will be more understanding to Poyets needs.So I can see an improved offer on its way for both Bridcutt and Buckley.£5 to £6M.That sort of offer would be very hard to refuse[/p][/quote]Not sure Buckley is on their radar - and never has been.[/p][/quote]Well it has been reported that they made a 1.75 million offer for him, but I guess that has largely been overshadowed by the possible Bridcutt deal. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

5:53pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Steyning reject says...

ballantrrae wrote:
Steyning reject wrote:
Looking at the update it looks like poyet may have complained to the owner about not being supported with how much he thinks his transfer targets are worth now that sunderland have sacked their director of football, will this now mean an offer closer to their true value
Interesting point Steyning reject.
He may have to clear out the deadwood first if he is to fund an increased offer to balance the books, would accept Connor Wickham to help make up the diference if that helps
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steyning reject[/bold] wrote: Looking at the update it looks like poyet may have complained to the owner about not being supported with how much he thinks his transfer targets are worth now that sunderland have sacked their director of football, will this now mean an offer closer to their true value[/p][/quote]Interesting point Steyning reject.[/p][/quote]He may have to clear out the deadwood first if he is to fund an increased offer to balance the books, would accept Connor Wickham to help make up the diference if that helps Steyning reject
  • Score: 2

5:58pm Fri 17 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

To hear CMS reporting on his own fitness is so encouraging, nobody knows how is feeling better than he. When we do get him back it will be like having a new signing, a player returning from injury can be a spark that ignites a fire.
To hear CMS reporting on his own fitness is so encouraging, nobody knows how is feeling better than he. When we do get him back it will be like having a new signing, a player returning from injury can be a spark that ignites a fire. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 8

6:03pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
mrgull wrote:
Ellis Short will,at the moment,be pleased with Poyets improvement in Sunderlands' fortunes.And as such will be more understanding to Poyets needs.So I can see an improved offer on its way for both Bridcutt and Buckley.£5 to £6M.That sort of offer would be very hard to refuse
Not sure Buckley is on their radar - and never has been.
Well it has been reported that they made a 1.75 million offer for him, but I guess that has largely been overshadowed by the possible Bridcutt deal.
Not convinced that's true, but that's potentially the start of a circular argument!
Let's just say I'd expect him to still be here next month..
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrgull[/bold] wrote: Ellis Short will,at the moment,be pleased with Poyets improvement in Sunderlands' fortunes.And as such will be more understanding to Poyets needs.So I can see an improved offer on its way for both Bridcutt and Buckley.£5 to £6M.That sort of offer would be very hard to refuse[/p][/quote]Not sure Buckley is on their radar - and never has been.[/p][/quote]Well it has been reported that they made a 1.75 million offer for him, but I guess that has largely been overshadowed by the possible Bridcutt deal.[/p][/quote]Not convinced that's true, but that's potentially the start of a circular argument! Let's just say I'd expect him to still be here next month.. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 1

6:05pm Fri 17 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
mrgull wrote:
Ellis Short will,at the moment,be pleased with Poyets improvement in Sunderlands' fortunes.And as such will be more understanding to Poyets needs.So I can see an improved offer on its way for both Bridcutt and Buckley.£5 to £6M.That sort of offer would be very hard to refuse
Not sure Buckley is on their radar - and never has been.
Well it has been reported that they made a 1.75 million offer for him, but I guess that has largely been overshadowed by the possible Bridcutt deal.
Not convinced that's true, but that's potentially the start of a circular argument!
Let's just say I'd expect him to still be here next month..
me too
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrgull[/bold] wrote: Ellis Short will,at the moment,be pleased with Poyets improvement in Sunderlands' fortunes.And as such will be more understanding to Poyets needs.So I can see an improved offer on its way for both Bridcutt and Buckley.£5 to £6M.That sort of offer would be very hard to refuse[/p][/quote]Not sure Buckley is on their radar - and never has been.[/p][/quote]Well it has been reported that they made a 1.75 million offer for him, but I guess that has largely been overshadowed by the possible Bridcutt deal.[/p][/quote]Not convinced that's true, but that's potentially the start of a circular argument! Let's just say I'd expect him to still be here next month..[/p][/quote]me too VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

6:10pm Fri 17 Jan 14

seegull fly in sky says...

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Tomy broom a

munny get a seegul Bah BAH! UHT
gobdon geeereeer na wunta a bryten na. moor. Us gonnnam booooaa him Tomy broom a munny get a seegul Bah BAH! UHT seegull fly in sky
  • Score: -4

6:49pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Baldseagull says...

I bet Poyet is totally surprised that De Fanti has been sacked, just like he was when Stephenson was sacked here, and when he was told by the BBC he had been sacked himself.
Smells like a Gus tantrum to me.
I bet Poyet is totally surprised that De Fanti has been sacked, just like he was when Stephenson was sacked here, and when he was told by the BBC he had been sacked himself. Smells like a Gus tantrum to me. Baldseagull
  • Score: 3

6:56pm Fri 17 Jan 14

ballantrrae says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
ballantrrae wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Steyning reject wrote:
Lets hope he doesn't pull a musle getting on the team bus
If Bridcutt does start tomorrow it will be interesting to see if Andrews or Ince gets the nod. We have a tough game ahead of us against Derby, and it is one that we would like to get at least a point from. It would not be daft to say that we stand more of a chance of at least a draw if Bridders and Andrews starts, but we also have the Crofts question, who fills his spot. With the safer route of Bridcutt and Andrews, we would need to add some extra threat in midfield, can Kemmy give us that threat, is JFC capable of doing so, do we have other options. Is there anyway that we could play Andrews, Bridcutt and Ince?
One option VegasSeagull would be to play Lopez at the right of the midfield 3 where Crofts has been playing (and where he was deployed most of last season) and bring March in on the right wing. Had Grabban already been signed I would have suggested playing him there.
Another option would be to move Andrews into the Crofts spot with Ince and Bridcutt completing the midfield with Lopez, Ulloa and LuaLua as the front 3.
How many posters think that Grabban will sign ? I had thought that if a deal was going to be completed it would have been by now. I remember when he joined Bournemouth he was being courted by Crawley and I think was lined up to join them but switched to the Cherries at the last moment.
Yep I can see the David formation along with March.
What do you think of possibly using David as you suggest, put Kaz on the right wing and, if fit, have Orlandi on the left. Briddcutt/Andrews or Bridcutt/Ince in the middle.
Now that LuaLua is injured we will probably be forced to start with Orlandi on the left with March on the right. I had hoped that Orlandi would continue to be eased back from the bench but I guess that won't be possible unless they give Monakana a start in place of LuaLua.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steyning reject[/bold] wrote: Lets hope he doesn't pull a musle getting on the team bus[/p][/quote]If Bridcutt does start tomorrow it will be interesting to see if Andrews or Ince gets the nod. We have a tough game ahead of us against Derby, and it is one that we would like to get at least a point from. It would not be daft to say that we stand more of a chance of at least a draw if Bridders and Andrews starts, but we also have the Crofts question, who fills his spot. With the safer route of Bridcutt and Andrews, we would need to add some extra threat in midfield, can Kemmy give us that threat, is JFC capable of doing so, do we have other options. Is there anyway that we could play Andrews, Bridcutt and Ince?[/p][/quote]One option VegasSeagull would be to play Lopez at the right of the midfield 3 where Crofts has been playing (and where he was deployed most of last season) and bring March in on the right wing. Had Grabban already been signed I would have suggested playing him there. Another option would be to move Andrews into the Crofts spot with Ince and Bridcutt completing the midfield with Lopez, Ulloa and LuaLua as the front 3. How many posters think that Grabban will sign ? I had thought that if a deal was going to be completed it would have been by now. I remember when he joined Bournemouth he was being courted by Crawley and I think was lined up to join them but switched to the Cherries at the last moment.[/p][/quote]Yep I can see the David formation along with March. What do you think of possibly using David as you suggest, put Kaz on the right wing and, if fit, have Orlandi on the left. Briddcutt/Andrews or Bridcutt/Ince in the middle.[/p][/quote]Now that LuaLua is injured we will probably be forced to start with Orlandi on the left with March on the right. I had hoped that Orlandi would continue to be eased back from the bench but I guess that won't be possible unless they give Monakana a start in place of LuaLua. ballantrrae
  • Score: 1

7:03pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Withdean-er says...

"Sunderland are expected .... "

"Took a new twist ..."

That's not journalism from several reliable sources, just pure waffle and guesswork for the sake of making a new article. No one outside Sunderland football club would have the slightest knowledge, of the impact if any, of the sacking on their stance on Albion players today. Sunderland will be looking far and wide at many players.
"Sunderland are expected .... " "Took a new twist ..." That's not journalism from several reliable sources, just pure waffle and guesswork for the sake of making a new article. No one outside Sunderland football club would have the slightest knowledge, of the impact if any, of the sacking on their stance on Albion players today. Sunderland will be looking far and wide at many players. Withdean-er
  • Score: -1

7:04pm Fri 17 Jan 14

sussexram40 says...

pablobrowno wrote:
I think Bridders is professional enough to give his all for the club until such time he leaves...whenever that may be!

Perhaps the club are going to bring in some real quality during Jan to convince him he'll get to the Prem with us! On the other hand, perhaps we won't.....
Unlikely, As Robbie Savage explains in his article on the BBC, players deliberately play badly and don't give 100% when they want to be sold. With Premier League money and status at stake, Bridcutt would be rather odd if he played a blinder and thus made it less likely Brighton will sell him and he will get what he wants. It's human nature.
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: I think Bridders is professional enough to give his all for the club until such time he leaves...whenever that may be! Perhaps the club are going to bring in some real quality during Jan to convince him he'll get to the Prem with us! On the other hand, perhaps we won't.....[/p][/quote]Unlikely, As Robbie Savage explains in his article on the BBC, players deliberately play badly and don't give 100% when they want to be sold. With Premier League money and status at stake, Bridcutt would be rather odd if he played a blinder and thus made it less likely Brighton will sell him and he will get what he wants. It's human nature. sussexram40
  • Score: -2

7:19pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Clean Sheet says...

What is it about "Brighton turned down Bridders transfer request" that means he is on his way to Sunderland or anywhere else? The Board have made their decision clear, Bridders is not for sale. If a club comes in with a mega offer, then a different story. So if fit, Bridders, being a contracted Brighton player, and one of our best, gets in the team.
What is so hard to understand?
What is it about "Brighton turned down Bridders transfer request" that means he is on his way to Sunderland or anywhere else? The Board have made their decision clear, Bridders is not for sale. If a club comes in with a mega offer, then a different story. So if fit, Bridders, being a contracted Brighton player, and one of our best, gets in the team. What is so hard to understand? Clean Sheet
  • Score: 0

7:32pm Fri 17 Jan 14

ballantrrae says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
mrgull wrote:
Ellis Short will,at the moment,be pleased with Poyets improvement in Sunderlands' fortunes.And as such will be more understanding to Poyets needs.So I can see an improved offer on its way for both Bridcutt and Buckley.£5 to £6M.That sort of offer would be very hard to refuse
Not sure Buckley is on their radar - and never has been.
So presumably the Argus was wrong to report that the Albion had turned down an offer of £1.75 million for Buckley from Sunderland.
Interestingly I haven't noticed or heard of Sunderland pursuing any other holding midfielders or Wingers during this Transfer Window but I may have missed something. Has anybody else seen something along those lines ?
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrgull[/bold] wrote: Ellis Short will,at the moment,be pleased with Poyets improvement in Sunderlands' fortunes.And as such will be more understanding to Poyets needs.So I can see an improved offer on its way for both Bridcutt and Buckley.£5 to £6M.That sort of offer would be very hard to refuse[/p][/quote]Not sure Buckley is on their radar - and never has been.[/p][/quote]So presumably the Argus was wrong to report that the Albion had turned down an offer of £1.75 million for Buckley from Sunderland. Interestingly I haven't noticed or heard of Sunderland pursuing any other holding midfielders or Wingers during this Transfer Window but I may have missed something. Has anybody else seen something along those lines ? ballantrrae
  • Score: 3

8:02pm Fri 17 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

ballantrrae wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
mrgull wrote:
Ellis Short will,at the moment,be pleased with Poyets improvement in Sunderlands' fortunes.And as such will be more understanding to Poyets needs.So I can see an improved offer on its way for both Bridcutt and Buckley.£5 to £6M.That sort of offer would be very hard to refuse
Not sure Buckley is on their radar - and never has been.
So presumably the Argus was wrong to report that the Albion had turned down an offer of £1.75 million for Buckley from Sunderland.
Interestingly I haven't noticed or heard of Sunderland pursuing any other holding midfielders or Wingers during this Transfer Window but I may have missed something. Has anybody else seen something along those lines ?
something in my memory bank tells me that Sunderland were hoping to sign a midfield player from an Argentine club, I could have that wrong as I don't keep up with what they are doing, other than when our guys are mentioned.
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrgull[/bold] wrote: Ellis Short will,at the moment,be pleased with Poyets improvement in Sunderlands' fortunes.And as such will be more understanding to Poyets needs.So I can see an improved offer on its way for both Bridcutt and Buckley.£5 to £6M.That sort of offer would be very hard to refuse[/p][/quote]Not sure Buckley is on their radar - and never has been.[/p][/quote]So presumably the Argus was wrong to report that the Albion had turned down an offer of £1.75 million for Buckley from Sunderland. Interestingly I haven't noticed or heard of Sunderland pursuing any other holding midfielders or Wingers during this Transfer Window but I may have missed something. Has anybody else seen something along those lines ?[/p][/quote]something in my memory bank tells me that Sunderland were hoping to sign a midfield player from an Argentine club, I could have that wrong as I don't keep up with what they are doing, other than when our guys are mentioned. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

8:54pm Fri 17 Jan 14

wrighty2908 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Considering what he brings to our game, and who we are facing on Saturday, how can you not start him now that he is fit again. Stuff Poyet and Sunderland, they have had their chance to get him and have not got the deal done, he is a Brighton player and should be used when available.
The same goes for Grabban, if he doesn't sign today then he should play for Bournemouth on Saturday, if he fills a need for the club. I don't hold with all this, keep him fit for sale crap.
And if you watched the Bournemouth game he was awful and should not have stayed on the pitch. If you play anyone it would have to be Ince, good in the air tackles well and releases the ball much quicker than Bridcutt, I wont miss him for one moment and since he has been out of the team we have looked alot more attacking.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Considering what he brings to our game, and who we are facing on Saturday, how can you not start him now that he is fit again. Stuff Poyet and Sunderland, they have had their chance to get him and have not got the deal done, he is a Brighton player and should be used when available. The same goes for Grabban, if he doesn't sign today then he should play for Bournemouth on Saturday, if he fills a need for the club. I don't hold with all this, keep him fit for sale crap.[/p][/quote]And if you watched the Bournemouth game he was awful and should not have stayed on the pitch. If you play anyone it would have to be Ince, good in the air tackles well and releases the ball much quicker than Bridcutt, I wont miss him for one moment and since he has been out of the team we have looked alot more attacking. wrighty2908
  • Score: -1

11:51pm Fri 17 Jan 14

WestStander17 says...

wrighty2908 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote: Considering what he brings to our game, and who we are facing on Saturday, how can you not start him now that he is fit again. Stuff Poyet and Sunderland, they have had their chance to get him and have not got the deal done, he is a Brighton player and should be used when available. The same goes for Grabban, if he doesn't sign today then he should play for Bournemouth on Saturday, if he fills a need for the club. I don't hold with all this, keep him fit for sale crap.
And if you watched the Bournemouth game he was awful and should not have stayed on the pitch. If you play anyone it would have to be Ince, good in the air tackles well and releases the ball much quicker than Bridcutt, I wont miss him for one moment and since he has been out of the team we have looked alot more attacking.
You are in a firm minority with that point of view, Wrighty! Won't miss him at all?! Who was your vote for Player of the Year the last two seasons??

Nice to have at least one eye on the actual football tomorrow! At least we can all see whats actually happening when the players are out there playing!

Obviously, Derby have emerged as one of the stronger sides in the division although their form has dipped recently. Think the team depends on how much respect Oscar gives them. With Bridcutt fit, he would still be in our strongest 11 and should play. If Oscar wants to be cautious, a Bridcutt, Ince and Andrews central three is as solid as it gets! If he feels we can control the game, I'd suggest one of the three (probably Andrews) makes way for Dave or Agustien. Playing Agustien would mean Dave could play in one wide position. Orlandi or March in the other.

Even with departures and injuries, we have a very good team that can compete with any team in this division, home or away.

Great to hear CMS is back training. Can't wait for his return at the Amex, should get a great reception. His enthusiasm just on the training ground should give the others a boost.
[quote][p][bold]wrighty2908[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Considering what he brings to our game, and who we are facing on Saturday, how can you not start him now that he is fit again. Stuff Poyet and Sunderland, they have had their chance to get him and have not got the deal done, he is a Brighton player and should be used when available. The same goes for Grabban, if he doesn't sign today then he should play for Bournemouth on Saturday, if he fills a need for the club. I don't hold with all this, keep him fit for sale crap.[/p][/quote]And if you watched the Bournemouth game he was awful and should not have stayed on the pitch. If you play anyone it would have to be Ince, good in the air tackles well and releases the ball much quicker than Bridcutt, I wont miss him for one moment and since he has been out of the team we have looked alot more attacking.[/p][/quote]You are in a firm minority with that point of view, Wrighty! Won't miss him at all?! Who was your vote for Player of the Year the last two seasons?? Nice to have at least one eye on the actual football tomorrow! At least we can all see whats actually happening when the players are out there playing! Obviously, Derby have emerged as one of the stronger sides in the division although their form has dipped recently. Think the team depends on how much respect Oscar gives them. With Bridcutt fit, he would still be in our strongest 11 and should play. If Oscar wants to be cautious, a Bridcutt, Ince and Andrews central three is as solid as it gets! If he feels we can control the game, I'd suggest one of the three (probably Andrews) makes way for Dave or Agustien. Playing Agustien would mean Dave could play in one wide position. Orlandi or March in the other. Even with departures and injuries, we have a very good team that can compete with any team in this division, home or away. Great to hear CMS is back training. Can't wait for his return at the Amex, should get a great reception. His enthusiasm just on the training ground should give the others a boost. WestStander17
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