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Seagulls start search for a new striker

The Argus: Lewis Grabban turned his back on Albion for Bournemouth Lewis Grabban turned his back on Albion for Bournemouth

Albion are back to square one in their search for a striker after failing to land Bournemouth’s top scorer Lewis Grabban.

His proposed £1.1 million move along the South Coast collapsed over personal terms.

Grabban agreed a new three-and-a-half year contract with Bournemouth on Saturday instead, then scored a penalty and had another saved in their 1-1 home draw with Watford.

It leaves Albion racing against time to sign a replacement for the departed Ashley Barnes before the January transfer window shuts.

Cardiff’s Joe Mason is high on their list of targets and would fit in with the wage structure, although The Argus understands he would cost in the region of £2.5 million.

Grabban, who started talks with Albion in Cobham last Thursday and then went to The Amex for his medical, believes he has made the right decision after the Seagulls’ £1.1 million bid activated a release clause in his old contract allowing him to speak to other clubs.

He said: “It was just about thinking about my future and what was going to be best. Inevitably, I decided my future would be best here (Bournemouth).

“I think what people don’t understand sometimes is that in those situations you have to see what other people are saying. You can’t just be blind to what’s going on around you.

“That’s how football is and it can be tough sometimes, but I think the outcome has been positive.”

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6:30am Mon 20 Jan 14

Jonathan Mouette says...

Here's a thought for TB - wake up and smell the coffee. Follow the recent trend and get rid of the director of football. Give OG a far greater freedom to pick out his own players. We could well finish up with some gems from around Europe given his experience in Spain and the Middle East but anyone would be better than the most recent additions we have seen. Leroy Lita obviously didn't fit in with Garcia's plans and there is no indication that Obika will either. The need is urgent, Ulloa's lack of enthusiam is beginning to look ominous. Mason may fit the bill but I think OG's connections could well come up with something better were he to be given the opportunity. It means the direcor of football would have to go and there's only only person who can do that. Go on Tony, take a deep sniff.
Here's a thought for TB - wake up and smell the coffee. Follow the recent trend and get rid of the director of football. Give OG a far greater freedom to pick out his own players. We could well finish up with some gems from around Europe given his experience in Spain and the Middle East but anyone would be better than the most recent additions we have seen. Leroy Lita obviously didn't fit in with Garcia's plans and there is no indication that Obika will either. The need is urgent, Ulloa's lack of enthusiam is beginning to look ominous. Mason may fit the bill but I think OG's connections could well come up with something better were he to be given the opportunity. It means the direcor of football would have to go and there's only only person who can do that. Go on Tony, take a deep sniff. Jonathan Mouette
  • Score: 34

6:37am Mon 20 Jan 14

arc12 says...

£2.5M for Mason - outrageous - thanks but no thanks. With OG's style of only ever wanting to play 1 forward I think they should concentrate on a more attack minded midfielder. Does any striker want to come to us knowing he will only ever be on the bench?
£2.5M for Mason - outrageous - thanks but no thanks. With OG's style of only ever wanting to play 1 forward I think they should concentrate on a more attack minded midfielder. Does any striker want to come to us knowing he will only ever be on the bench? arc12
  • Score: 22

7:10am Mon 20 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

Another Grabban story.... Really
Another Grabban story.... Really SMF20
  • Score: 2

7:11am Mon 20 Jan 14

seegull fly in sky says...

sine um grobbin 2 molilloin puoond hem good plier
sine um grobbin 2 molilloin puoond hem good plier seegull fly in sky
  • Score: -13

7:24am Mon 20 Jan 14

pug 2002 says...

According to yesterdays MIRROR Newspaper Bournemouth have had a bid of £2 million accepted by Cardiff for Joe Mason !!!!
According to yesterdays MIRROR Newspaper Bournemouth have had a bid of £2 million accepted by Cardiff for Joe Mason !!!! pug 2002
  • Score: 1

7:39am Mon 20 Jan 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

I hope we buy nobody. This January window stinks of opportunism - £2 million for a reserve player my foot - and panic buying. Maybe good to get Conway back on loan but he's 29 and not premier league standard, so no permanent move. Otherwise wait until summer when business can be conducted in a more measured and considered way.
I hope we buy nobody. This January window stinks of opportunism - £2 million for a reserve player my foot - and panic buying. Maybe good to get Conway back on loan but he's 29 and not premier league standard, so no permanent move. Otherwise wait until summer when business can be conducted in a more measured and considered way. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 21

7:54am Mon 20 Jan 14

Yogi says...

seegull fly in sky wrote:
sine um grobbin 2 molilloin puoond hem good plier
I'm sorry, another poor article, and so is The Argue one too!!!
[quote][p][bold]seegull fly in sky[/bold] wrote: sine um grobbin 2 molilloin puoond hem good plier[/p][/quote]I'm sorry, another poor article, and so is The Argue one too!!! Yogi
  • Score: 1

8:13am Mon 20 Jan 14

albionbloke says...

pug 2002 wrote:
According to yesterdays MIRROR Newspaper Bournemouth have had a bid of £2 million accepted by Cardiff for Joe Mason !!!!
Sky Sports reporting it too....at £1.5m. Looks like another one that got away. Bit baffled by the lack of action on Conway. Seems it was all gung-ho (to get him back) when his loan expired but since then, not a peep. Guess the suits didn't see it the way we did. Too bad as the guy seemed to have what we needed.
[quote][p][bold]pug 2002[/bold] wrote: According to yesterdays MIRROR Newspaper Bournemouth have had a bid of £2 million accepted by Cardiff for Joe Mason !!!![/p][/quote]Sky Sports reporting it too....at £1.5m. Looks like another one that got away. Bit baffled by the lack of action on Conway. Seems it was all gung-ho (to get him back) when his loan expired but since then, not a peep. Guess the suits didn't see it the way we did. Too bad as the guy seemed to have what we needed. albionbloke
  • Score: 9

8:28am Mon 20 Jan 14

Wrapson Family says...

I am a bit bemused by this whole saga. Is OG totally excluded from the acquisition process. If so this needs fixing and quickly. OG needs freedom to play his style therefore needs input into any purchases. It would be interesting to get more of a view of how the process works. However he needs support in ensuring that any deal is the best we can get.
It does seem outrageous that a non squad player commands such a fee. This reflects badly on the January window.
I am a bit bemused by this whole saga. Is OG totally excluded from the acquisition process. If so this needs fixing and quickly. OG needs freedom to play his style therefore needs input into any purchases. It would be interesting to get more of a view of how the process works. However he needs support in ensuring that any deal is the best we can get. It does seem outrageous that a non squad player commands such a fee. This reflects badly on the January window. Wrapson Family
  • Score: 11

9:15am Mon 20 Jan 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

albionbloke wrote:
pug 2002 wrote:
According to yesterdays MIRROR Newspaper Bournemouth have had a bid of £2 million accepted by Cardiff for Joe Mason !!!!
Sky Sports reporting it too....at £1.5m. Looks like another one that got away. Bit baffled by the lack of action on Conway. Seems it was all gung-ho (to get him back) when his loan expired but since then, not a peep. Guess the suits didn't see it the way we did. Too bad as the guy seemed to have what we needed.
I think you're forgetting the change of manager at Cardiff. Mackay didn't rate Conway, but OGS will want to run the rule over him.
[quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pug 2002[/bold] wrote: According to yesterdays MIRROR Newspaper Bournemouth have had a bid of £2 million accepted by Cardiff for Joe Mason !!!![/p][/quote]Sky Sports reporting it too....at £1.5m. Looks like another one that got away. Bit baffled by the lack of action on Conway. Seems it was all gung-ho (to get him back) when his loan expired but since then, not a peep. Guess the suits didn't see it the way we did. Too bad as the guy seemed to have what we needed.[/p][/quote]I think you're forgetting the change of manager at Cardiff. Mackay didn't rate Conway, but OGS will want to run the rule over him. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 3

9:54am Mon 20 Jan 14

SeagullOverSelsey says...

Danny Graham is due back at Sunderland this week after a loan spell with Hull.Why don,t the Albion negotiate to have him on loan as part of the Bridcutt deal?His goals to games ratio is good.
Danny Graham is due back at Sunderland this week after a loan spell with Hull.Why don,t the Albion negotiate to have him on loan as part of the Bridcutt deal?His goals to games ratio is good. SeagullOverSelsey
  • Score: 5

10:12am Mon 20 Jan 14

Bucket feet Duffy says...

I am getting frustrated by this management structure put in place by TB if we didn't have the suits what sort of players could we afford with the wages they are on, to me did we really get a good deal with sponsorship by Amex ?because if you look at the likes of Bournemouth with the crowds they get keeping their best players and then bidding for another of our targets, and when players are making statements like us being down to bare bones in terms of playing staff, it's getting embarrassing TB And not fun to watch.
Can see OG walking at this rate
I am getting frustrated by this management structure put in place by TB if we didn't have the suits what sort of players could we afford with the wages they are on, to me did we really get a good deal with sponsorship by Amex ?because if you look at the likes of Bournemouth with the crowds they get keeping their best players and then bidding for another of our targets, and when players are making statements like us being down to bare bones in terms of playing staff, it's getting embarrassing TB And not fun to watch. Can see OG walking at this rate Bucket feet Duffy
  • Score: 3

10:18am Mon 20 Jan 14

fratsomrover says...

SeagullOverSelsey wrote:
Danny Graham is due back at Sunderland this week after a loan spell with Hull.Why don,t the Albion negotiate to have him on loan as part of the Bridcutt deal?His goals to games ratio is good.
Losing out on Grabban and with nothing seemingly happening with Mason or Conway, Danny Graham would be a good call. It could be a good bargaining chip if GP really does want Bridcutt, although I would imagine his wages might be a little more than we could offer. He'd have to take a drop for sure, but at least we could offer him regular first team action and dropping down a division just might rekindle his goal scoring form from last season.
Like El Abd, he might prefer to be playing regularly rather than bench warming.
[quote][p][bold]SeagullOverSelsey[/bold] wrote: Danny Graham is due back at Sunderland this week after a loan spell with Hull.Why don,t the Albion negotiate to have him on loan as part of the Bridcutt deal?His goals to games ratio is good.[/p][/quote]Losing out on Grabban and with nothing seemingly happening with Mason or Conway, Danny Graham would be a good call. It could be a good bargaining chip if GP really does want Bridcutt, although I would imagine his wages might be a little more than we could offer. He'd have to take a drop for sure, but at least we could offer him regular first team action and dropping down a division just might rekindle his goal scoring form from last season. Like El Abd, he might prefer to be playing regularly rather than bench warming. fratsomrover
  • Score: 1

10:26am Mon 20 Jan 14

Sacre Bleu says...

Jonathan Mouette wrote:
Here's a thought for TB - wake up and smell the coffee. Follow the recent trend and get rid of the director of football. Give OG a far greater freedom to pick out his own players. We could well finish up with some gems from around Europe given his experience in Spain and the Middle East but anyone would be better than the most recent additions we have seen. Leroy Lita obviously didn't fit in with Garcia's plans and there is no indication that Obika will either. The need is urgent, Ulloa's lack of enthusiam is beginning to look ominous. Mason may fit the bill but I think OG's connections could well come up with something better were he to be given the opportunity. It means the direcor of football would have to go and there's only only person who can do that. Go on Tony, take a deep sniff.
Not for the first time, I am in full agreement with what you say JM. After watching the Derby match, it is evident that the team is playing with little purpose and conviction - as manifested by Ulloa's below-par performance, although it has also to be said few of his colleagues showed much appetite for the game which from an Albion perspective lacked structure and guile. Whether OG, who seems a nice but unprepossing guy posseses the man-management skills required to motivate and inspire his players I find difficult to judge. But his touchline demeanour and body language to me are not those of a confident and passionate leader fully in control and aware of the situation as it unfolds. Failure to address this deficiency will see a gradual decline in morale with more and more players looking for an exit. So yes, let's see a rampant Oscar with fire in his belly urging his men and our supporters to give that little extra! Otherwise we face a slow "death by boredom"
[quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: Here's a thought for TB - wake up and smell the coffee. Follow the recent trend and get rid of the director of football. Give OG a far greater freedom to pick out his own players. We could well finish up with some gems from around Europe given his experience in Spain and the Middle East but anyone would be better than the most recent additions we have seen. Leroy Lita obviously didn't fit in with Garcia's plans and there is no indication that Obika will either. The need is urgent, Ulloa's lack of enthusiam is beginning to look ominous. Mason may fit the bill but I think OG's connections could well come up with something better were he to be given the opportunity. It means the direcor of football would have to go and there's only only person who can do that. Go on Tony, take a deep sniff.[/p][/quote]Not for the first time, I am in full agreement with what you say JM. After watching the Derby match, it is evident that the team is playing with little purpose and conviction - as manifested by Ulloa's below-par performance, although it has also to be said few of his colleagues showed much appetite for the game which from an Albion perspective lacked structure and guile. Whether OG, who seems a nice but unprepossing guy posseses the man-management skills required to motivate and inspire his players I find difficult to judge. But his touchline demeanour and body language to me are not those of a confident and passionate leader fully in control and aware of the situation as it unfolds. Failure to address this deficiency will see a gradual decline in morale with more and more players looking for an exit. So yes, let's see a rampant Oscar with fire in his belly urging his men and our supporters to give that little extra! Otherwise we face a slow "death by boredom" Sacre Bleu
  • Score: 5

10:54am Mon 20 Jan 14

wiseman of hove says...

The Danny Graham suggestion is excellent. If we get stung for £2.5million for Mason, then we really have lost the plot.
The Danny Graham suggestion is excellent. If we get stung for £2.5million for Mason, then we really have lost the plot. wiseman of hove
  • Score: 7

11:34am Mon 20 Jan 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

The Grabban story is dead and buried. I think we should cremate it just to make sure. I like the idea of Danny Graham here on loan though.
Also Mason's price seems to be going ever higher. No thanks.
And scrap the transfer window and replace it with the usual close season free for all and only 3 transfers during the season.
Football's going crazy and so am I. UTA
The Grabban story is dead and buried. I think we should cremate it just to make sure. I like the idea of Danny Graham here on loan though. Also Mason's price seems to be going ever higher. No thanks. And scrap the transfer window and replace it with the usual close season free for all and only 3 transfers during the season. Football's going crazy and so am I. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 3

11:41am Mon 20 Jan 14

tug509 says...

It seems that more and more on here are seeing the problem ,the suits ,i find it amazing that these problems started when B&B arrived and are persisting , Oscar is the man who picks the team ,and who should pick any new recruits ,we have a budget and need to stay within FFP ,ok so if he wants Messi the answer is no ,but this guy is not stupid ,as said above ,he may well have brought in several gems ,had he been given the chance ,but to give B&B all the recruiting power is just mind numbingly crazy ,they are getting us absolutely nowhere ,in fact we are starting to go backwards ,yes i know ,negative ,but unfortunately true at the moment. UTA
It seems that more and more on here are seeing the problem ,the suits ,i find it amazing that these problems started when B&B arrived and are persisting , Oscar is the man who picks the team ,and who should pick any new recruits ,we have a budget and need to stay within FFP ,ok so if he wants Messi the answer is no ,but this guy is not stupid ,as said above ,he may well have brought in several gems ,had he been given the chance ,but to give B&B all the recruiting power is just mind numbingly crazy ,they are getting us absolutely nowhere ,in fact we are starting to go backwards ,yes i know ,negative ,but unfortunately true at the moment. UTA tug509
  • Score: 1

12:10pm Mon 20 Jan 14

ColinPep1 says...

Look how many gems Swansea have picked up over the years using manager's knowledge of who is available.
Look how many gems Swansea have picked up over the years using manager's knowledge of who is available. ColinPep1
  • Score: 3

12:15pm Mon 20 Jan 14

FRANK3101 says...

Conner Wickham ?? surely something can be worked out in a deal with Bridcutt going the other way !
Conner Wickham ?? surely something can be worked out in a deal with Bridcutt going the other way ! FRANK3101
  • Score: 4

3:03pm Mon 20 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Isn't it a bit risky to say that Oscar doesn't have a say in who joins us? My guess is that he tells the suits what type of player he wants and for what position, the suits draw up a short list that might be available. Once Oscar has looked at the list it gets cut down to a short list, Oscar is then happy with anyone from the short list.
We really don't know just how much involvement, or the lack there of, Oscars actually has. Oscar said, soon after arriving, that he will look for help from the suits when identifying targets, that was sensible then, but I would hope that he is better equipped to work in the here and now.

To be honest I don't want player in their thirties arriving at the Amex, I would hope that we get players in that are in their mid twenties and younger. Old dogs have habits, that's inevitable, it's hard to mold an old dog into a new style player. Experience belongs in the back five, and preferably experience with some pace, Excitement and flair is for the rest of the park, and generally speaking that comes from younger eager players and not those seeing out the twilight years of their careers.

I can wait another couple of seasons for prem soccer, if the squad that gets us there has an average age of 25.
Isn't it a bit risky to say that Oscar doesn't have a say in who joins us? My guess is that he tells the suits what type of player he wants and for what position, the suits draw up a short list that might be available. Once Oscar has looked at the list it gets cut down to a short list, Oscar is then happy with anyone from the short list. We really don't know just how much involvement, or the lack there of, Oscars actually has. Oscar said, soon after arriving, that he will look for help from the suits when identifying targets, that was sensible then, but I would hope that he is better equipped to work in the here and now. To be honest I don't want player in their thirties arriving at the Amex, I would hope that we get players in that are in their mid twenties and younger. Old dogs have habits, that's inevitable, it's hard to mold an old dog into a new style player. Experience belongs in the back five, and preferably experience with some pace, Excitement and flair is for the rest of the park, and generally speaking that comes from younger eager players and not those seeing out the twilight years of their careers. I can wait another couple of seasons for prem soccer, if the squad that gets us there has an average age of 25. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

3:03pm Mon 20 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Isn't it a bit risky to say that Oscar doesn't have a say in who joins us? My guess is that he tells the suits what type of player he wants and for what position, the suits draw up a short list that might be available. Once Oscar has looked at the list it gets cut down to a short list, Oscar is then happy with anyone from the short list.
We really don't know just how much involvement, or the lack there of, Oscars actually has. Oscar said, soon after arriving, that he will look for help from the suits when identifying targets, that was sensible then, but I would hope that he is better equipped to work in the here and now.

To be honest I don't want player in their thirties arriving at the Amex, I would hope that we get players in that are in their mid twenties and younger. Old dogs have habits, that's inevitable, it's hard to mold an old dog into a new style player. Experience belongs in the back five, and preferably experience with some pace, Excitement and flair is for the rest of the park, and generally speaking that comes from younger eager players and not those seeing out the twilight years of their careers.

I can wait another couple of seasons for prem soccer, if the squad that gets us there has an average age of 25.
25 or lower
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Isn't it a bit risky to say that Oscar doesn't have a say in who joins us? My guess is that he tells the suits what type of player he wants and for what position, the suits draw up a short list that might be available. Once Oscar has looked at the list it gets cut down to a short list, Oscar is then happy with anyone from the short list. We really don't know just how much involvement, or the lack there of, Oscars actually has. Oscar said, soon after arriving, that he will look for help from the suits when identifying targets, that was sensible then, but I would hope that he is better equipped to work in the here and now. To be honest I don't want player in their thirties arriving at the Amex, I would hope that we get players in that are in their mid twenties and younger. Old dogs have habits, that's inevitable, it's hard to mold an old dog into a new style player. Experience belongs in the back five, and preferably experience with some pace, Excitement and flair is for the rest of the park, and generally speaking that comes from younger eager players and not those seeing out the twilight years of their careers. I can wait another couple of seasons for prem soccer, if the squad that gets us there has an average age of 25.[/p][/quote]25 or lower VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

3:10pm Mon 20 Jan 14

WestStander17 says...

arc12 wrote:
£2.5M for Mason - outrageous - thanks but no thanks. With OG's style of only ever wanting to play 1 forward I think they should concentrate on a more attack minded midfielder. Does any striker want to come to us knowing he will only ever be on the bench?
Exactly! Why the fascination with a striker? A reserve striker!!!

Creative number 10 needed to pull the strings and get better supply to OUR centre forward (the Argentinian fella that is twice the player of the ones being mentioned!).

Spend any money we can spare on this player. We are decently covered everywhere else for now.
[quote][p][bold]arc12[/bold] wrote: £2.5M for Mason - outrageous - thanks but no thanks. With OG's style of only ever wanting to play 1 forward I think they should concentrate on a more attack minded midfielder. Does any striker want to come to us knowing he will only ever be on the bench?[/p][/quote]Exactly! Why the fascination with a striker? A reserve striker!!! Creative number 10 needed to pull the strings and get better supply to OUR centre forward (the Argentinian fella that is twice the player of the ones being mentioned!). Spend any money we can spare on this player. We are decently covered everywhere else for now. WestStander17
  • Score: 3

3:20pm Mon 20 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

WestStander17 wrote:
arc12 wrote:
£2.5M for Mason - outrageous - thanks but no thanks. With OG's style of only ever wanting to play 1 forward I think they should concentrate on a more attack minded midfielder. Does any striker want to come to us knowing he will only ever be on the bench?
Exactly! Why the fascination with a striker? A reserve striker!!!

Creative number 10 needed to pull the strings and get better supply to OUR centre forward (the Argentinian fella that is twice the player of the ones being mentioned!).

Spend any money we can spare on this player. We are decently covered everywhere else for now.
It's the winter window, a time when clubs will exact every penny from those in need, the bigger your need the higher the price, agents will do the same when negotiating wages. Mason in the summer window goes for what, a million maybe one and a half. I hate this window.
[quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arc12[/bold] wrote: £2.5M for Mason - outrageous - thanks but no thanks. With OG's style of only ever wanting to play 1 forward I think they should concentrate on a more attack minded midfielder. Does any striker want to come to us knowing he will only ever be on the bench?[/p][/quote]Exactly! Why the fascination with a striker? A reserve striker!!! Creative number 10 needed to pull the strings and get better supply to OUR centre forward (the Argentinian fella that is twice the player of the ones being mentioned!). Spend any money we can spare on this player. We are decently covered everywhere else for now.[/p][/quote]It's the winter window, a time when clubs will exact every penny from those in need, the bigger your need the higher the price, agents will do the same when negotiating wages. Mason in the summer window goes for what, a million maybe one and a half. I hate this window. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

3:48pm Mon 20 Jan 14

WestStander17 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
WestStander17 wrote:
arc12 wrote:
£2.5M for Mason - outrageous - thanks but no thanks. With OG's style of only ever wanting to play 1 forward I think they should concentrate on a more attack minded midfielder. Does any striker want to come to us knowing he will only ever be on the bench?
Exactly! Why the fascination with a striker? A reserve striker!!!

Creative number 10 needed to pull the strings and get better supply to OUR centre forward (the Argentinian fella that is twice the player of the ones being mentioned!).

Spend any money we can spare on this player. We are decently covered everywhere else for now.
It's the winter window, a time when clubs will exact every penny from those in need, the bigger your need the higher the price, agents will do the same when negotiating wages. Mason in the summer window goes for what, a million maybe one and a half. I hate this window.
And we will do exactly the same over Bridcutt. Fair enough.

What I'm saying is, we don't need 3 or 4 players. We need 1 good one.

What condition is Vicente in because he'd be perfect if fit. And free!!!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arc12[/bold] wrote: £2.5M for Mason - outrageous - thanks but no thanks. With OG's style of only ever wanting to play 1 forward I think they should concentrate on a more attack minded midfielder. Does any striker want to come to us knowing he will only ever be on the bench?[/p][/quote]Exactly! Why the fascination with a striker? A reserve striker!!! Creative number 10 needed to pull the strings and get better supply to OUR centre forward (the Argentinian fella that is twice the player of the ones being mentioned!). Spend any money we can spare on this player. We are decently covered everywhere else for now.[/p][/quote]It's the winter window, a time when clubs will exact every penny from those in need, the bigger your need the higher the price, agents will do the same when negotiating wages. Mason in the summer window goes for what, a million maybe one and a half. I hate this window.[/p][/quote]And we will do exactly the same over Bridcutt. Fair enough. What I'm saying is, we don't need 3 or 4 players. We need 1 good one. What condition is Vicente in because he'd be perfect if fit. And free!!! WestStander17
  • Score: 2

5:06pm Mon 20 Jan 14

ColinPep1 says...

21 year old Rochdale striker Scott Hogan is being linked with Wolves for £1m. Would want £5k a week. He's probably the sort of signing Albion should make bearing in mind financial fair play. Those wages would be better than an established Championship or PL reserve striker and it's a guy with the potential to get better.
21 year old Rochdale striker Scott Hogan is being linked with Wolves for £1m. Would want £5k a week. He's probably the sort of signing Albion should make bearing in mind financial fair play. Those wages would be better than an established Championship or PL reserve striker and it's a guy with the potential to get better. ColinPep1
  • Score: 2

6:29pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Seagull John says...

We sell Barnes for £750k then paddle around trying to spend twice that much on someone half as good. Utter, utter madness!
We sell Barnes for £750k then paddle around trying to spend twice that much on someone half as good. Utter, utter madness! Seagull John
  • Score: 4

10:00pm Mon 20 Jan 14

andydownsouth says...

I get a bit fed up with people on here saying "The Suits" are to blame for this so called predicament.
"The suits" are protecting this club from financial meltdown-have any of you so called fans in posession of a memory? Do you remember the names Archer and Bellotti? Do you remember the club selling Mark Beeney for £500,000 to save the club from going bust???
I do and I will back Tony Bloom to the hilt for what he has done for my club-do you remember who paid for our stadium?
You so called fans are a sad bunch!!!!!
I get a bit fed up with people on here saying "The Suits" are to blame for this so called predicament. "The suits" are protecting this club from financial meltdown-have any of you so called fans in posession of a memory? Do you remember the names Archer and Bellotti? Do you remember the club selling Mark Beeney for £500,000 to save the club from going bust??? I do and I will back Tony Bloom to the hilt for what he has done for my club-do you remember who paid for our stadium? You so called fans are a sad bunch!!!!! andydownsouth
  • Score: 4

3:05am Tue 21 Jan 14

JoeBlow says...

Seagull John wrote:
We sell Barnes for £750k then paddle around trying to spend twice that much on someone half as good. Utter, utter madness!
Really? You forget to factor in the length of contract. If Barnes was determined to leave, he could have gone in the summer for nothing, and everyone knew that. That brings his value right down.

Anyway, expect to see Glenn Murray resigned from the scum shortly.
[quote][p][bold]Seagull John[/bold] wrote: We sell Barnes for £750k then paddle around trying to spend twice that much on someone half as good. Utter, utter madness![/p][/quote]Really? You forget to factor in the length of contract. If Barnes was determined to leave, he could have gone in the summer for nothing, and everyone knew that. That brings his value right down. Anyway, expect to see Glenn Murray resigned from the scum shortly. JoeBlow
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6:57pm Tue 21 Jan 14

clivedes48 says...

The Albion should be looking for players of Premiership quality Grabban was not Mason cannot get a start at Cardiff so is certainly not a 1 or 2 million pound player that would enhance the Albions prospects
The Albion should be looking for players of Premiership quality Grabban was not Mason cannot get a start at Cardiff so is certainly not a 1 or 2 million pound player that would enhance the Albions prospects clivedes48
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