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Transfer window watch: Sunderland set to step up pursuit of Bridcutt

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Former Albion boss Gus Poyet is poised to step up his pursuit of Liam Bridcutt - by selling Lee Cattermole.

Cattermole is being linked with a move to Premier League rivals Stoke City, which could clear the way for Sunderland to increase their bid for Bridcutt.

Stoke are closing in fast on Cattermole for a transfer package of around £5 million, according to the Sentinel newspaper.

Cattermole occupies the defensive midfield role at the Stadium of Light earmarked by Poyet for Bridcutt.

The Seagulls rejected a £2 million bid for Bridcutt at the beginning of the January transfer window.

Chairman Tony Bloom is determined to keep hold of the player of the season for the last two years but Bridcutt has made clear his desire to leave Albion.

He had a transfer request rejected in the wake of Sunderland's offer and told the management staff he was not in the right frame of mind to play at Derby last Saturday after recovering from injury.

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7:23pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Ulloa19 says...

We need to let him leave so we can all move on for the right amount of cash. How about Bridders for Connor Wickham or Danny Graham?
Uta
We need to let him leave so we can all move on for the right amount of cash. How about Bridders for Connor Wickham or Danny Graham? Uta Ulloa19
  • Score: 16

7:24pm Tue 21 Jan 14

farside says...

Well if Cattermole goes to Stoke for £5m we can have a fair guess at the minimum fee for Bridcutt........
Well if Cattermole goes to Stoke for £5m we can have a fair guess at the minimum fee for Bridcutt........ farside
  • Score: 12

7:24pm Tue 21 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

If Cattermole is worth £5m to Sunderland and GP is willing to sell him because he would prefer LB in situ then shouldn't the fees be very close in monetary value?

Just a thought.

Uta
If Cattermole is worth £5m to Sunderland and GP is willing to sell him because he would prefer LB in situ then shouldn't the fees be very close in monetary value? Just a thought. Uta SMF20
  • Score: 30

7:25pm Tue 21 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

farside wrote:
Well if Cattermole goes to Stoke for £5m we can have a fair guess at the minimum fee for Bridcutt........
Beat me to it
[quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: Well if Cattermole goes to Stoke for £5m we can have a fair guess at the minimum fee for Bridcutt........[/p][/quote]Beat me to it SMF20
  • Score: 3

7:28pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Uckfield Seagull says...

I think Liam Bridcutt is a fantastic player, but if the player wants to leave and join another club then let it be, I only want players who want to play and give 100% to the club, its a cliche but nobody is bigger than the club.
Brighton are in a fantastic position, financially stable, a great chairman whose blood runs blue and white, amazing fans who have been through all the highs and lows, a stadium which is frankly one of the best in the world, we have amazing training facilties, excellent youth academy, the future only holds one thing, that is the premiership, whether it be this season, next season or 5 seasons time, it will happen and it will happen on a time scale which suits BHA, I am proud to be a Brighton fan, I love the club, the fans and I have 100% trust in management to make the correct decisions.
If Bridcutt wants to go let him go, him alone wont ruin the premiership plan, we will get there and when we do, we will do it in the best possible way, fairly.
I think Liam Bridcutt is a fantastic player, but if the player wants to leave and join another club then let it be, I only want players who want to play and give 100% to the club, its a cliche but nobody is bigger than the club. Brighton are in a fantastic position, financially stable, a great chairman whose blood runs blue and white, amazing fans who have been through all the highs and lows, a stadium which is frankly one of the best in the world, we have amazing training facilties, excellent youth academy, the future only holds one thing, that is the premiership, whether it be this season, next season or 5 seasons time, it will happen and it will happen on a time scale which suits BHA, I am proud to be a Brighton fan, I love the club, the fans and I have 100% trust in management to make the correct decisions. If Bridcutt wants to go let him go, him alone wont ruin the premiership plan, we will get there and when we do, we will do it in the best possible way, fairly. Uckfield Seagull
  • Score: 73

7:29pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Ulloa19 says...

Uckfield Seagull wrote:
I think Liam Bridcutt is a fantastic player, but if the player wants to leave and join another club then let it be, I only want players who want to play and give 100% to the club, its a cliche but nobody is bigger than the club.
Brighton are in a fantastic position, financially stable, a great chairman whose blood runs blue and white, amazing fans who have been through all the highs and lows, a stadium which is frankly one of the best in the world, we have amazing training facilties, excellent youth academy, the future only holds one thing, that is the premiership, whether it be this season, next season or 5 seasons time, it will happen and it will happen on a time scale which suits BHA, I am proud to be a Brighton fan, I love the club, the fans and I have 100% trust in management to make the correct decisions.
If Bridcutt wants to go let him go, him alone wont ruin the premiership plan, we will get there and when we do, we will do it in the best possible way, fairly.
Couldn't of said it better
[quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: I think Liam Bridcutt is a fantastic player, but if the player wants to leave and join another club then let it be, I only want players who want to play and give 100% to the club, its a cliche but nobody is bigger than the club. Brighton are in a fantastic position, financially stable, a great chairman whose blood runs blue and white, amazing fans who have been through all the highs and lows, a stadium which is frankly one of the best in the world, we have amazing training facilties, excellent youth academy, the future only holds one thing, that is the premiership, whether it be this season, next season or 5 seasons time, it will happen and it will happen on a time scale which suits BHA, I am proud to be a Brighton fan, I love the club, the fans and I have 100% trust in management to make the correct decisions. If Bridcutt wants to go let him go, him alone wont ruin the premiership plan, we will get there and when we do, we will do it in the best possible way, fairly.[/p][/quote]Couldn't of said it better Ulloa19
  • Score: 7

7:32pm Tue 21 Jan 14

ringtone says...

get rid of the palace loving trash, toot sweet,
get rid of the palace loving trash, toot sweet, ringtone
  • Score: -31

7:33pm Tue 21 Jan 14

wiseman of hove says...

Surely not a penny less than £4million?
Surely not a penny less than £4million? wiseman of hove
  • Score: 10

7:40pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Grendel says...

Perhaps Sunderland will blow their wad on Bridders and Buckley, 6 million the pair. A bargain as Gus claimed Buckley was worth ten million on his own.
Perhaps Sunderland will blow their wad on Bridders and Buckley, 6 million the pair. A bargain as Gus claimed Buckley was worth ten million on his own. Grendel
  • Score: 22

7:41pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Clean Sheet says...

Nothing less than £5 mil. If Catermole is £5 mil, and he is going because Bridders is better, why would Bridders be valued less?
Nothing less than £5 mil. If Catermole is £5 mil, and he is going because Bridders is better, why would Bridders be valued less? Clean Sheet
  • Score: 18

7:42pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Hovite says...

Can't happen soon enough, but it just shows how strong the club has to be in the fight for good cash. Shame that Liam felt he had to or was advised to hand in a transfer request to make it look messy. It didn't have to be that way and this could have been sorted out without the added side show.
Can't happen soon enough, but it just shows how strong the club has to be in the fight for good cash. Shame that Liam felt he had to or was advised to hand in a transfer request to make it look messy. It didn't have to be that way and this could have been sorted out without the added side show. Hovite
  • Score: 24

7:43pm Tue 21 Jan 14

AlanDuffy says...

Food for thought...........du
ring this window, here are some of the signings made by our rivals for play-off positions

Derby - Bamford, Dawkins
Leeds - Kebe, Stewart
Huddersfield - Wells
Leicester - Phillips
Wigan - Maynard
Blackburn - Gestede
Burnley - Barnes

We've signed Obika.

I'm hoping something is going to happen in the next week or so.

Maybe if we get a decent price for Liam, there's a couple of pleasant surprises in store for us - we need it.
Food for thought...........du ring this window, here are some of the signings made by our rivals for play-off positions Derby - Bamford, Dawkins Leeds - Kebe, Stewart Huddersfield - Wells Leicester - Phillips Wigan - Maynard Blackburn - Gestede Burnley - Barnes We've signed Obika. I'm hoping something is going to happen in the next week or so. Maybe if we get a decent price for Liam, there's a couple of pleasant surprises in store for us - we need it. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 19

7:44pm Tue 21 Jan 14

ringtone says...

ringtone wrote:
get rid of the palace loving trash, toot sweet,
you are right brighton up. palace fans are on site lets weed em out.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: get rid of the palace loving trash, toot sweet,[/p][/quote]you are right brighton up. palace fans are on site lets weed em out. ringtone
  • Score: -17

7:44pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Far gull says...

What a surprise! Have a feeling Liam may have known about this ,hence weekend ' head not in right place' scenario .
No chance he will play in cup game either and nor should he as actually at anywhere near 5 ,he is worth to much to us as 3 decent new signings for other positions .
Get the deal done so Oscar and only Oscar can get who he wants. Not Burke,not jones ,not barber.
What a surprise! Have a feeling Liam may have known about this ,hence weekend ' head not in right place' scenario . No chance he will play in cup game either and nor should he as actually at anywhere near 5 ,he is worth to much to us as 3 decent new signings for other positions . Get the deal done so Oscar and only Oscar can get who he wants. Not Burke,not jones ,not barber. Far gull
  • Score: 11

7:48pm Tue 21 Jan 14

graham w says...

Well done Tony . although I dont want liam to go....... £6.5 mill will do very nicely
Well done Tony . although I dont want liam to go....... £6.5 mill will do very nicely graham w
  • Score: 13

7:51pm Tue 21 Jan 14

ringtone says...

Paul Ince sacked by Blackpool.

What are we waiting for, do the business tony.
Paul Ince sacked by Blackpool. What are we waiting for, do the business tony. ringtone
  • Score: -31

7:54pm Tue 21 Jan 14

To baldly go says...

£5m for Cattermole, to replace him with someone better (Bridcutt), the fee must be more then! £6m please Gus. Round it up to £10m and you can have Buckley as well, after all, he is better than Zaha (Gus's words).
On the Bridcutt issue, why has no other prem side shown an interest! Is he not as good as we think! Or is he only one dimensional, he's played a bit further forward the last couple of times he played for us and looked out of sorts imo, he doesn't score goals but he stops loads (at our level), will he cut it in the prem?
If he does go, he needs to go asap or lose face, he's been an ambassador for our club and will go with our best wishes, however if he draws it out by spitting his dummy, people will change their opinion of him.
£5m for Cattermole, to replace him with someone better (Bridcutt), the fee must be more then! £6m please Gus. Round it up to £10m and you can have Buckley as well, after all, he is better than Zaha (Gus's words). On the Bridcutt issue, why has no other prem side shown an interest! Is he not as good as we think! Or is he only one dimensional, he's played a bit further forward the last couple of times he played for us and looked out of sorts imo, he doesn't score goals but he stops loads (at our level), will he cut it in the prem? If he does go, he needs to go asap or lose face, he's been an ambassador for our club and will go with our best wishes, however if he draws it out by spitting his dummy, people will change their opinion of him. To baldly go
  • Score: 7

7:55pm Tue 21 Jan 14

brighton bluenose says...

farside wrote:
Well if Cattermole goes to Stoke for £5m we can have a fair guess at the minimum fee for Bridcutt........
Post of the season!!
[quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: Well if Cattermole goes to Stoke for £5m we can have a fair guess at the minimum fee for Bridcutt........[/p][/quote]Post of the season!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: 4

8:00pm Tue 21 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

This article sates that Mr. Bloom is 'determined to keep hold of the player,' I hope that the sale, or non sale, of Bridcutt has nothing to do with how and why Poyet was fired.
Whilst I could see that Bloom would rather not do business with Poyet, personal feelings should not prevent our club from doing, at 4 million, what would be a good bit of business.
Brighton have had their monies worth out of Bridcutt, and it is very clear that we are not going to get much more from him, it's time for him to go. His head is not right, his heart is not at Brighton anymore, and he wants his chance to play at the top level, what would we gain by turning down a good fee and forcing him to stay.
I totally agree with the fact that we must exact a proper fee from Sunderland but that fee must be realistic. None of us know that Bridcutt will show that he has what it takes at Sunderland, or any prem level club, and until he gets a few matches under his belt and shows that he can cut it, he will remain a champ level player. 4 million would seem a good fee to me, and a cash offer of 3.5 to 4 million would still represent a bit of a gamble on the part of Sunderland.
This article sates that Mr. Bloom is 'determined to keep hold of the player,' I hope that the sale, or non sale, of Bridcutt has nothing to do with how and why Poyet was fired. Whilst I could see that Bloom would rather not do business with Poyet, personal feelings should not prevent our club from doing, at 4 million, what would be a good bit of business. Brighton have had their monies worth out of Bridcutt, and it is very clear that we are not going to get much more from him, it's time for him to go. His head is not right, his heart is not at Brighton anymore, and he wants his chance to play at the top level, what would we gain by turning down a good fee and forcing him to stay. I totally agree with the fact that we must exact a proper fee from Sunderland but that fee must be realistic. None of us know that Bridcutt will show that he has what it takes at Sunderland, or any prem level club, and until he gets a few matches under his belt and shows that he can cut it, he will remain a champ level player. 4 million would seem a good fee to me, and a cash offer of 3.5 to 4 million would still represent a bit of a gamble on the part of Sunderland. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

8:22pm Tue 21 Jan 14

brightonup says...

It is time for Bridcutt to move on, but Tony Bloom's rumoured antagonism towards Poyet may work in Albion's favour; he might demand a higher premium to sweeten the pill of selling to someone he dislikes!
It is time for Bridcutt to move on, but Tony Bloom's rumoured antagonism towards Poyet may work in Albion's favour; he might demand a higher premium to sweeten the pill of selling to someone he dislikes! brightonup
  • Score: -1

8:25pm Tue 21 Jan 14

SeagullOverSelsey says...

If the Albion do not have a striker 'waiting in the wings' then I think as part of the Bridcutt deal they should negotiate to have Danny Graham on loan for the rest of the season.He rejoined GP this week after a loan spell at Hull so he has Premiership experience,has height (6 ft.1") and a good goals to games ratio (approx. 1 in 3). Anyone have a better idea?
If the Albion do not have a striker 'waiting in the wings' then I think as part of the Bridcutt deal they should negotiate to have Danny Graham on loan for the rest of the season.He rejoined GP this week after a loan spell at Hull so he has Premiership experience,has height (6 ft.1") and a good goals to games ratio (approx. 1 in 3). Anyone have a better idea? SeagullOverSelsey
  • Score: 5

8:26pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Yogi says...

ringtone wrote:
Paul Ince sacked by Blackpool.

What are we waiting for, do the business tony.
He retired years ago you nit!, There's no chance we'd sign him!!!!
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Paul Ince sacked by Blackpool. What are we waiting for, do the business tony.[/p][/quote]He retired years ago you nit!, There's no chance we'd sign him!!!! Yogi
  • Score: 3

8:28pm Tue 21 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

NSC thread suggesting a rumour circulation is for both LB and WB to Sunderland in exchange for £3m + Wickham..... I'd take that.

Uta
NSC thread suggesting a rumour circulation is for both LB and WB to Sunderland in exchange for £3m + Wickham..... I'd take that. Uta SMF20
  • Score: 12

8:35pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Yogi says...

SeagullOverSelsey wrote:
If the Albion do not have a striker 'waiting in the wings' then I think as part of the Bridcutt deal they should negotiate to have Danny Graham on loan for the rest of the season.He rejoined GP this week after a loan spell at Hull so he has Premiership experience,has height (6 ft.1") and a good goals to games ratio (approx. 1 in 3). Anyone have a better idea?
Think he's talking to Forest
[quote][p][bold]SeagullOverSelsey[/bold] wrote: If the Albion do not have a striker 'waiting in the wings' then I think as part of the Bridcutt deal they should negotiate to have Danny Graham on loan for the rest of the season.He rejoined GP this week after a loan spell at Hull so he has Premiership experience,has height (6 ft.1") and a good goals to games ratio (approx. 1 in 3). Anyone have a better idea?[/p][/quote]Think he's talking to Forest Yogi
  • Score: 0

8:45pm Tue 21 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

A measure of how far our club has come, here I sit, some 6,000 miles away watching our young lads, live, in a cup match, and we are talking of selling a player for around 4 million, a price that you could have got the whole team for a few years ago.
Who says we are not a big club.
A measure of how far our club has come, here I sit, some 6,000 miles away watching our young lads, live, in a cup match, and we are talking of selling a player for around 4 million, a price that you could have got the whole team for a few years ago. Who says we are not a big club. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 10

8:46pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Far gull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
This article sates that Mr. Bloom is 'determined to keep hold of the player,' I hope that the sale, or non sale, of Bridcutt has nothing to do with how and why Poyet was fired.
Whilst I could see that Bloom would rather not do business with Poyet, personal feelings should not prevent our club from doing, at 4 million, what would be a good bit of business.
Brighton have had their monies worth out of Bridcutt, and it is very clear that we are not going to get much more from him, it's time for him to go. His head is not right, his heart is not at Brighton anymore, and he wants his chance to play at the top level, what would we gain by turning down a good fee and forcing him to stay.
I totally agree with the fact that we must exact a proper fee from Sunderland but that fee must be realistic. None of us know that Bridcutt will show that he has what it takes at Sunderland, or any prem level club, and until he gets a few matches under his belt and shows that he can cut it, he will remain a champ level player. 4 million would seem a good fee to me, and a cash offer of 3.5 to 4 million would still represent a bit of a gamble on the part of Sunderland.
Yep fully agree and happy with the other post of Smf 20 's suggestion. Then if we cannot find a suitable crofts replacement ,wait it out, maybe see if Conway could be loaned for rest of season again.?
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: This article sates that Mr. Bloom is 'determined to keep hold of the player,' I hope that the sale, or non sale, of Bridcutt has nothing to do with how and why Poyet was fired. Whilst I could see that Bloom would rather not do business with Poyet, personal feelings should not prevent our club from doing, at 4 million, what would be a good bit of business. Brighton have had their monies worth out of Bridcutt, and it is very clear that we are not going to get much more from him, it's time for him to go. His head is not right, his heart is not at Brighton anymore, and he wants his chance to play at the top level, what would we gain by turning down a good fee and forcing him to stay. I totally agree with the fact that we must exact a proper fee from Sunderland but that fee must be realistic. None of us know that Bridcutt will show that he has what it takes at Sunderland, or any prem level club, and until he gets a few matches under his belt and shows that he can cut it, he will remain a champ level player. 4 million would seem a good fee to me, and a cash offer of 3.5 to 4 million would still represent a bit of a gamble on the part of Sunderland.[/p][/quote]Yep fully agree and happy with the other post of Smf 20 's suggestion. Then if we cannot find a suitable crofts replacement ,wait it out, maybe see if Conway could be loaned for rest of season again.? Far gull
  • Score: 1

8:46pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Far gull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
This article sates that Mr. Bloom is 'determined to keep hold of the player,' I hope that the sale, or non sale, of Bridcutt has nothing to do with how and why Poyet was fired.
Whilst I could see that Bloom would rather not do business with Poyet, personal feelings should not prevent our club from doing, at 4 million, what would be a good bit of business.
Brighton have had their monies worth out of Bridcutt, and it is very clear that we are not going to get much more from him, it's time for him to go. His head is not right, his heart is not at Brighton anymore, and he wants his chance to play at the top level, what would we gain by turning down a good fee and forcing him to stay.
I totally agree with the fact that we must exact a proper fee from Sunderland but that fee must be realistic. None of us know that Bridcutt will show that he has what it takes at Sunderland, or any prem level club, and until he gets a few matches under his belt and shows that he can cut it, he will remain a champ level player. 4 million would seem a good fee to me, and a cash offer of 3.5 to 4 million would still represent a bit of a gamble on the part of Sunderland.
Yep fully agree and happy with the other post of Smf 20 's suggestion. Then if we cannot find a suitable crofts replacement ,wait it out, maybe see if Conway could be loaned for rest of season again.?
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: This article sates that Mr. Bloom is 'determined to keep hold of the player,' I hope that the sale, or non sale, of Bridcutt has nothing to do with how and why Poyet was fired. Whilst I could see that Bloom would rather not do business with Poyet, personal feelings should not prevent our club from doing, at 4 million, what would be a good bit of business. Brighton have had their monies worth out of Bridcutt, and it is very clear that we are not going to get much more from him, it's time for him to go. His head is not right, his heart is not at Brighton anymore, and he wants his chance to play at the top level, what would we gain by turning down a good fee and forcing him to stay. I totally agree with the fact that we must exact a proper fee from Sunderland but that fee must be realistic. None of us know that Bridcutt will show that he has what it takes at Sunderland, or any prem level club, and until he gets a few matches under his belt and shows that he can cut it, he will remain a champ level player. 4 million would seem a good fee to me, and a cash offer of 3.5 to 4 million would still represent a bit of a gamble on the part of Sunderland.[/p][/quote]Yep fully agree and happy with the other post of Smf 20 's suggestion. Then if we cannot find a suitable crofts replacement ,wait it out, maybe see if Conway could be loaned for rest of season again.? Far gull
  • Score: 2

8:55pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Gazza by the sea says...

Ok. Connor Wickham. We wouldn't say no. But - that just strengthens our bench since either he or Ulloa would be on it. Where are the signings that will strengthen our starting eleven?......
Ok. Connor Wickham. We wouldn't say no. But - that just strengthens our bench since either he or Ulloa would be on it. Where are the signings that will strengthen our starting eleven?...... Gazza by the sea
  • Score: 5

8:55pm Tue 21 Jan 14

To baldly go says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
A measure of how far our club has come, here I sit, some 6,000 miles away watching our young lads, live, in a cup match, and we are talking of selling a player for around 4 million, a price that you could have got the whole team for a few years ago.
Who says we are not a big club.
How's the new lad JM doing Vegas? Looking any good! Was tempted to go and watch them live but mrs working late and no one to look after kids.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: A measure of how far our club has come, here I sit, some 6,000 miles away watching our young lads, live, in a cup match, and we are talking of selling a player for around 4 million, a price that you could have got the whole team for a few years ago. Who says we are not a big club.[/p][/quote]How's the new lad JM doing Vegas? Looking any good! Was tempted to go and watch them live but mrs working late and no one to look after kids. To baldly go
  • Score: 0

9:04pm Tue 21 Jan 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

ringtone says...

Paul Ince sacked by Blackpool.

What are we waiting for, do the business tony.

Idiot.
ringtone says... Paul Ince sacked by Blackpool. What are we waiting for, do the business tony. Idiot. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 8

9:08pm Tue 21 Jan 14

raymondo999 says...

Why is it always "Mr" Bloom you brown noses.? What about Mr Bridcutt and Mr Poyet ?
Why is it always "Mr" Bloom you brown noses.? What about Mr Bridcutt and Mr Poyet ? raymondo999
  • Score: -14

9:08pm Tue 21 Jan 14

crawleydownseagull says...

£2M already in the pot £4M for Bridcutt makes £6M surely thats enough to sign Conway and a super box to box midfielder, he may pocket the money and give Oscar a super budget in the summer?
£2M already in the pot £4M for Bridcutt makes £6M surely thats enough to sign Conway and a super box to box midfielder, he may pocket the money and give Oscar a super budget in the summer? crawleydownseagull
  • Score: 2

9:12pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Ken in Spain says...

Fully agree with Vegas, as usual. It isn't that essential that we keep Liam, much as I rate him. Plenty of back up and we have managed quite well without him.
This is going down to the line with our poker playing Chairman. Why not? We are not desperate to sell him, they may get a good price for Cattermole, up go the stakes.
I've always had a lot of time for Connor Wickam. Young, gets goals at our level. That's a deal I would like to see.
Fully agree with Vegas, as usual. It isn't that essential that we keep Liam, much as I rate him. Plenty of back up and we have managed quite well without him. This is going down to the line with our poker playing Chairman. Why not? We are not desperate to sell him, they may get a good price for Cattermole, up go the stakes. I've always had a lot of time for Connor Wickam. Young, gets goals at our level. That's a deal I would like to see. Ken in Spain
  • Score: 5

9:27pm Tue 21 Jan 14

namgo49 says...

Danny Graham is Forest bound. We won't get a Sunderland player of any worth as Gus won't agree to that. We won't get the same for Bridcutt as they will get for Cattermole as he is tried and tested Prem standard albeit he has a dismal disciplinary record. £2.75 mill tops for Bridcutt and that is all he is worth I reckon. Not sure Will would pass the medical.

What is the point of an expensive signing when we are just looking for a squad player not a marque signing. Don't forget CMS is due back soon. Darius Henderson from Forest is not a bad bet .

Not offering Barnes a better deal was a big mistake.
Danny Graham is Forest bound. We won't get a Sunderland player of any worth as Gus won't agree to that. We won't get the same for Bridcutt as they will get for Cattermole as he is tried and tested Prem standard albeit he has a dismal disciplinary record. £2.75 mill tops for Bridcutt and that is all he is worth I reckon. Not sure Will would pass the medical. What is the point of an expensive signing when we are just looking for a squad player not a marque signing. Don't forget CMS is due back soon. Darius Henderson from Forest is not a bad bet . Not offering Barnes a better deal was a big mistake. namgo49
  • Score: -11

9:35pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Hovite says...

Bloom isn't going to be negotiating a deal to get a player from Poyet so all this cash for Bridcutt plus a player in return is BS
Bloom isn't going to be negotiating a deal to get a player from Poyet so all this cash for Bridcutt plus a player in return is BS Hovite
  • Score: 5

9:46pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Ken in Spain says...

Does anyone really believe that transfers are done on an emotional basis? Some may be, I grant you, but our chairman is known on the poker circuit as the lizard. The reason for that nickname is because they reckon he is cold blooded. He holds all the cards in this deal, Liam is under contract, they will either pay up or he stays. Remember Elliot Bennett?
Does anyone really believe that transfers are done on an emotional basis? Some may be, I grant you, but our chairman is known on the poker circuit as the lizard. The reason for that nickname is because they reckon he is cold blooded. He holds all the cards in this deal, Liam is under contract, they will either pay up or he stays. Remember Elliot Bennett? Ken in Spain
  • Score: 8

9:46pm Tue 21 Jan 14

albion64 says...

farside wrote:
Well if Cattermole goes to Stoke for £5m we can have a fair guess at the minimum fee for Bridcutt........
Yes Cattermole is sh#te compared to Bridcutt. But traditionally Brighton don't get top dollar for their players. So let's hope Mr Bloom squeezes every last penny out of Pooyet and Scroatway's mob.

I don't buy into Bridcutt's little boy lost attitude recently. Sure he wants to go, but see your days out playing for the Albion old son. Stop sulking and get yer boots on. UTA
[quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: Well if Cattermole goes to Stoke for £5m we can have a fair guess at the minimum fee for Bridcutt........[/p][/quote]Yes Cattermole is sh#te compared to Bridcutt. But traditionally Brighton don't get top dollar for their players. So let's hope Mr Bloom squeezes every last penny out of Pooyet and Scroatway's mob. I don't buy into Bridcutt's little boy lost attitude recently. Sure he wants to go, but see your days out playing for the Albion old son. Stop sulking and get yer boots on. UTA albion64
  • Score: 4

9:49pm Tue 21 Jan 14

albion64 says...

ringtone wrote:
Paul Ince sacked by Blackpool.

What are we waiting for, do the business tony.
Paul Ince stopped playing years ago
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Paul Ince sacked by Blackpool. What are we waiting for, do the business tony.[/p][/quote]Paul Ince stopped playing years ago albion64
  • Score: 1

9:51pm Tue 21 Jan 14

wiseman of hove says...

namgo49 wrote:
Danny Graham is Forest bound. We won't get a Sunderland player of any worth as Gus won't agree to that. We won't get the same for Bridcutt as they will get for Cattermole as he is tried and tested Prem standard albeit he has a dismal disciplinary record. £2.75 mill tops for Bridcutt and that is all he is worth I reckon. Not sure Will would pass the medical.

What is the point of an expensive signing when we are just looking for a squad player not a marque signing. Don't forget CMS is due back soon. Darius Henderson from Forest is not a bad bet .

Not offering Barnes a better deal was a big mistake.
I think your comments on the respective valuations are apposite. Cattermole was an England prospect not too long ago and if somebody could 'sort' his misplaced aggressive tendency on the pitch, he could yet be quite an asset to a premiership club.
Looking at the list that AlanDuffy has drawn up above, of our rivals striker signings, I'm struck by how underwhelming they are. For me, Nhaki Wells is the best, to Huddersfield.
As you have alluded to, we need to very careful about an expensive striker signing. CMS running on to service from Ulloa could be very interesting. It's the loss of Crofts that really concerns me.
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: Danny Graham is Forest bound. We won't get a Sunderland player of any worth as Gus won't agree to that. We won't get the same for Bridcutt as they will get for Cattermole as he is tried and tested Prem standard albeit he has a dismal disciplinary record. £2.75 mill tops for Bridcutt and that is all he is worth I reckon. Not sure Will would pass the medical. What is the point of an expensive signing when we are just looking for a squad player not a marque signing. Don't forget CMS is due back soon. Darius Henderson from Forest is not a bad bet . Not offering Barnes a better deal was a big mistake.[/p][/quote]I think your comments on the respective valuations are apposite. Cattermole was an England prospect not too long ago and if somebody could 'sort' his misplaced aggressive tendency on the pitch, he could yet be quite an asset to a premiership club. Looking at the list that AlanDuffy has drawn up above, of our rivals striker signings, I'm struck by how underwhelming they are. For me, Nhaki Wells is the best, to Huddersfield. As you have alluded to, we need to very careful about an expensive striker signing. CMS running on to service from Ulloa could be very interesting. It's the loss of Crofts that really concerns me. wiseman of hove
  • Score: 8

9:51pm Tue 21 Jan 14

albion64 says...

raymondo999 wrote:
Why is it always "Mr" Bloom you brown noses.? What about Mr Bridcutt and Mr Poyet ?
F@ck me, how many more Palarce fans are we gonna get on here?
[quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: Why is it always "Mr" Bloom you brown noses.? What about Mr Bridcutt and Mr Poyet ?[/p][/quote]F@ck me, how many more Palarce fans are we gonna get on here? albion64
  • Score: 2

10:07pm Tue 21 Jan 14

wiseman of hove says...

wiseman of hove wrote:
namgo49 wrote:
Danny Graham is Forest bound. We won't get a Sunderland player of any worth as Gus won't agree to that. We won't get the same for Bridcutt as they will get for Cattermole as he is tried and tested Prem standard albeit he has a dismal disciplinary record. £2.75 mill tops for Bridcutt and that is all he is worth I reckon. Not sure Will would pass the medical.

What is the point of an expensive signing when we are just looking for a squad player not a marque signing. Don't forget CMS is due back soon. Darius Henderson from Forest is not a bad bet .

Not offering Barnes a better deal was a big mistake.
I think your comments on the respective valuations are apposite. Cattermole was an England prospect not too long ago and if somebody could 'sort' his misplaced aggressive tendency on the pitch, he could yet be quite an asset to a premiership club.
Looking at the list that AlanDuffy has drawn up above, of our rivals striker signings, I'm struck by how underwhelming they are. For me, Nhaki Wells is the best, to Huddersfield.
As you have alluded to, we need to very careful about an expensive striker signing. CMS running on to service from Ulloa could be very interesting. It's the loss of Crofts that really concerns me.
I meant to state Namgo, that whilst I concur that Cattermole will be valued higher than Bridcutt, I still firmly feel that Bridcutt is £4million and we should not sell for less..
[quote][p][bold]wiseman of hove[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: Danny Graham is Forest bound. We won't get a Sunderland player of any worth as Gus won't agree to that. We won't get the same for Bridcutt as they will get for Cattermole as he is tried and tested Prem standard albeit he has a dismal disciplinary record. £2.75 mill tops for Bridcutt and that is all he is worth I reckon. Not sure Will would pass the medical. What is the point of an expensive signing when we are just looking for a squad player not a marque signing. Don't forget CMS is due back soon. Darius Henderson from Forest is not a bad bet . Not offering Barnes a better deal was a big mistake.[/p][/quote]I think your comments on the respective valuations are apposite. Cattermole was an England prospect not too long ago and if somebody could 'sort' his misplaced aggressive tendency on the pitch, he could yet be quite an asset to a premiership club. Looking at the list that AlanDuffy has drawn up above, of our rivals striker signings, I'm struck by how underwhelming they are. For me, Nhaki Wells is the best, to Huddersfield. As you have alluded to, we need to very careful about an expensive striker signing. CMS running on to service from Ulloa could be very interesting. It's the loss of Crofts that really concerns me.[/p][/quote]I meant to state Namgo, that whilst I concur that Cattermole will be valued higher than Bridcutt, I still firmly feel that Bridcutt is £4million and we should not sell for less.. wiseman of hove
  • Score: 3

10:15pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Vince says...

albion64 wrote:
ringtone wrote: Paul Ince sacked by Blackpool. What are we waiting for, do the business tony.
Paul Ince stopped playing years ago
Not Paul - son Tom! The money from sale of Bridcutt could be used to buy Ince.
Alternatively, offer a swap deal:- Buckley for Ince.
[quote][p][bold]albion64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Paul Ince sacked by Blackpool. What are we waiting for, do the business tony.[/p][/quote]Paul Ince stopped playing years ago[/p][/quote]Not Paul - son Tom! The money from sale of Bridcutt could be used to buy Ince. Alternatively, offer a swap deal:- Buckley for Ince. Vince
  • Score: -1

10:25pm Tue 21 Jan 14

brightonfan34 says...

bridcutt is worth more the 5million
bridcutt is worth more the 5million brightonfan34
  • Score: 0

10:27pm Tue 21 Jan 14

brightonfan34 says...

bridcutt is worth more then 5 million
bridcutt is worth more then 5 million brightonfan34
  • Score: 1

10:49pm Tue 21 Jan 14

StevieD says...

If he has got to go he has got to go, but Sunderland!?! End of season Sunderland relegated, Poyet sacked, where does he go then? If a decent club comes in then good luck at the right price.
If he has got to go he has got to go, but Sunderland!?! End of season Sunderland relegated, Poyet sacked, where does he go then? If a decent club comes in then good luck at the right price. StevieD
  • Score: -3

10:59pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Withdean-er says...

Worth more than Cattermole. Slightly younger, is not prone to pointless red cards, and has better discipline in holding his position. Consistency and temperament shown by being twice player of the season. All all attributes proven by Poyet's extended pursuit. TB - please show Levy-style negotiating determination and if they really want him, screw absolutely every possible £m out of Sunderland to sweeten the pill and strengthen OG's war chest. Unlike the dark days of old Albion Boards, the club have no financial need to sell, so he only goes on your terms and at full PL pricing.
Worth more than Cattermole. Slightly younger, is not prone to pointless red cards, and has better discipline in holding his position. Consistency and temperament shown by being twice player of the season. All all attributes proven by Poyet's extended pursuit. TB - please show Levy-style negotiating determination and if they really want him, screw absolutely every possible £m out of Sunderland to sweeten the pill and strengthen OG's war chest. Unlike the dark days of old Albion Boards, the club have no financial need to sell, so he only goes on your terms and at full PL pricing. Withdean-er
  • Score: 4

11:04pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Alfie T says...

Hey Vegas, your two new players in by the end of the week is looking dodgy, looking forward to your post free sabbatical ?
Hey Vegas, your two new players in by the end of the week is looking dodgy, looking forward to your post free sabbatical ? Alfie T
  • Score: 1

11:27pm Tue 21 Jan 14

wrighty2908 says...

ringtone wrote:
Paul Ince sacked by Blackpool.

What are we waiting for, do the business tony.
Idiot
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Paul Ince sacked by Blackpool. What are we waiting for, do the business tony.[/p][/quote]Idiot wrighty2908
  • Score: 1

11:32pm Tue 21 Jan 14

wrighty2908 says...

Far gull wrote:
What a surprise! Have a feeling Liam may have known about this ,hence weekend ' head not in right place' scenario .
No chance he will play in cup game either and nor should he as actually at anywhere near 5 ,he is worth to much to us as 3 decent new signings for other positions .
Get the deal done so Oscar and only Oscar can get who he wants. Not Burke,not jones ,not barber.
Why do you think he got the sack it wasn't for winning games, last win was in November and you would be happy for ince to come with his track record I think you need a reality check.
[quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: What a surprise! Have a feeling Liam may have known about this ,hence weekend ' head not in right place' scenario . No chance he will play in cup game either and nor should he as actually at anywhere near 5 ,he is worth to much to us as 3 decent new signings for other positions . Get the deal done so Oscar and only Oscar can get who he wants. Not Burke,not jones ,not barber.[/p][/quote]Why do you think he got the sack it wasn't for winning games, last win was in November and you would be happy for ince to come with his track record I think you need a reality check. wrighty2908
  • Score: 0

11:37pm Tue 21 Jan 14

wrighty2908 says...

Sorry Far Gull my comment was for ringtone and I couldn't agree with you more
Sorry Far Gull my comment was for ringtone and I couldn't agree with you more wrighty2908
  • Score: 3

12:02am Wed 22 Jan 14

albion64 says...

Vince wrote:
albion64 wrote:
ringtone wrote: Paul Ince sacked by Blackpool. What are we waiting for, do the business tony.
Paul Ince stopped playing years ago
Not Paul - son Tom! The money from sale of Bridcutt could be used to buy Ince.
Alternatively, offer a swap deal:- Buckley for Ince.
It was meant to be a joke. Never mind
[quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albion64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Paul Ince sacked by Blackpool. What are we waiting for, do the business tony.[/p][/quote]Paul Ince stopped playing years ago[/p][/quote]Not Paul - son Tom! The money from sale of Bridcutt could be used to buy Ince. Alternatively, offer a swap deal:- Buckley for Ince.[/p][/quote]It was meant to be a joke. Never mind albion64
  • Score: 4

12:06am Wed 22 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Alfie T wrote:
Hey Vegas, your two new players in by the end of the week is looking dodgy, looking forward to your post free sabbatical ?
Now take it easy, it's only Monday and I have until midnight Sunday.

I did predict a couple of weeks ago that Ince would lose his job at Blackpool, I got that ne right so maybe I am on a roll :-))

If we are looking for four players, and we could be, then having two in before the last 3 or 4 day scramble to sign would make sense. I would hope that plans are afoot and that as a club, we can show that we act in a composed manner and not in a way that suggests a desperation to sign.
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: Hey Vegas, your two new players in by the end of the week is looking dodgy, looking forward to your post free sabbatical ?[/p][/quote]Now take it easy, it's only Monday and I have until midnight Sunday. I did predict a couple of weeks ago that Ince would lose his job at Blackpool, I got that ne right so maybe I am on a roll :-)) If we are looking for four players, and we could be, then having two in before the last 3 or 4 day scramble to sign would make sense. I would hope that plans are afoot and that as a club, we can show that we act in a composed manner and not in a way that suggests a desperation to sign. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

12:15am Wed 22 Jan 14

Vince says...

albion64 wrote:
Vince wrote:
albion64 wrote:
ringtone wrote: Paul Ince sacked by Blackpool. What are we waiting for, do the business tony.
Paul Ince stopped playing years ago
Not Paul - son Tom! The money from sale of Bridcutt could be used to buy Ince. Alternatively, offer a swap deal:- Buckley for Ince.
It was meant to be a joke. Never mind
The joke's on you mate! I know precisely what you were intending. it was a double bluff - with a twist.

Tom Ince is the player we should sign. He is related (sort of) to Rohan Ince. He would fit in superbly with our style of play, and I'm sure would read Ulloa's flick on's and skilful playmaking. Tom Ince would combine wing play with scoring goals. What a combination.
5 million would probably do it. He's a free agent in the summer. His dad is a fan of Brighton's style of play - and remember we stuffed Blackpool 6-1 last season with Orlandi and Ulloa starring. Forget Monaco Tom. Come and join us!
[quote][p][bold]albion64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albion64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Paul Ince sacked by Blackpool. What are we waiting for, do the business tony.[/p][/quote]Paul Ince stopped playing years ago[/p][/quote]Not Paul - son Tom! The money from sale of Bridcutt could be used to buy Ince. Alternatively, offer a swap deal:- Buckley for Ince.[/p][/quote]It was meant to be a joke. Never mind[/p][/quote]The joke's on you mate! I know precisely what you were intending. it was a double bluff - with a twist. Tom Ince is the player we should sign. He is related (sort of) to Rohan Ince. He would fit in superbly with our style of play, and I'm sure would read Ulloa's flick on's and skilful playmaking. Tom Ince would combine wing play with scoring goals. What a combination. 5 million would probably do it. He's a free agent in the summer. His dad is a fan of Brighton's style of play - and remember we stuffed Blackpool 6-1 last season with Orlandi and Ulloa starring. Forget Monaco Tom. Come and join us! Vince
  • Score: 2

1:28am Wed 22 Jan 14

WestStander17 says...

A few points arise from this story.

As a few people have suggested, if Cattermole is valued at £5m, Bridcutt must be worth close that if not more.
If Sunderland go ahead and sell Cattermole, they REALLY need Bridcutt. That must rais his value up straight away.
What is Mark Hughes doing? He is willing to pay £5m for Cattermole. Why not put a bid in for Bridcutt? That would put the cat amongst the pigeons!

As long as a team plays a proper anchor man in midfield, Bridcutt is easily good enough. I really don't think he'd look out of place in any Prem side. If thats the case, he is definitely worth £4m+.

Seen a few posts saying we might get Wickham. Isn't he on loan at Sheffield Wednesday? Problem with anyone like that is that he falls into the bracket of being costly (signing fee and wages) but isn't likely to displace Ulloa.

If we spend decent money it should be on a classy attacking central midfielder to support Leo, not replace or cover for him.
A few points arise from this story. As a few people have suggested, if Cattermole is valued at £5m, Bridcutt must be worth close that if not more. If Sunderland go ahead and sell Cattermole, they REALLY need Bridcutt. That must rais his value up straight away. What is Mark Hughes doing? He is willing to pay £5m for Cattermole. Why not put a bid in for Bridcutt? That would put the cat amongst the pigeons! As long as a team plays a proper anchor man in midfield, Bridcutt is easily good enough. I really don't think he'd look out of place in any Prem side. If thats the case, he is definitely worth £4m+. Seen a few posts saying we might get Wickham. Isn't he on loan at Sheffield Wednesday? Problem with anyone like that is that he falls into the bracket of being costly (signing fee and wages) but isn't likely to displace Ulloa. If we spend decent money it should be on a classy attacking central midfielder to support Leo, not replace or cover for him. WestStander17
  • Score: 4

2:14am Wed 22 Jan 14

Vince says...

WestStander17 wrote:
A few points arise from this story. As a few people have suggested, if Cattermole is valued at £5m, Bridcutt must be worth close that if not more. If Sunderland go ahead and sell Cattermole, they REALLY need Bridcutt. That must rais his value up straight away. What is Mark Hughes doing? He is willing to pay £5m for Cattermole. Why not put a bid in for Bridcutt? That would put the cat amongst the pigeons! As long as a team plays a proper anchor man in midfield, Bridcutt is easily good enough. I really don't think he'd look out of place in any Prem side. If thats the case, he is definitely worth £4m+. Seen a few posts saying we might get Wickham. Isn't he on loan at Sheffield Wednesday? Problem with anyone like that is that he falls into the bracket of being costly (signing fee and wages) but isn't likely to displace Ulloa. If we spend decent money it should be on a classy attacking central midfielder to support Leo, not replace or cover for him.
Attacking midfielder:- Sam Baldock? Kermogant of Charlton? Becchio of Norwich? Vicente? The young Barnsley lad - forgotten his name, Moussa of Coventry?, Ajose of Peterborough (hat trick last night)?. We need someone like Hughes or Buxton of Derby or Lansbury of Forest.

Lopez is not the man, nor is Agustien, seemingly - because Oscar won't pick him, and he doesn't score many. JFC hasn't quite stepped up to the mark, but does score a few goals. Orlandi has proved in the past he can score goals, but not enough in my view. Ince is a great attacking powerhorse - but hasn't developed the knack of scoring yet.
[quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: A few points arise from this story. As a few people have suggested, if Cattermole is valued at £5m, Bridcutt must be worth close that if not more. If Sunderland go ahead and sell Cattermole, they REALLY need Bridcutt. That must rais his value up straight away. What is Mark Hughes doing? He is willing to pay £5m for Cattermole. Why not put a bid in for Bridcutt? That would put the cat amongst the pigeons! As long as a team plays a proper anchor man in midfield, Bridcutt is easily good enough. I really don't think he'd look out of place in any Prem side. If thats the case, he is definitely worth £4m+. Seen a few posts saying we might get Wickham. Isn't he on loan at Sheffield Wednesday? Problem with anyone like that is that he falls into the bracket of being costly (signing fee and wages) but isn't likely to displace Ulloa. If we spend decent money it should be on a classy attacking central midfielder to support Leo, not replace or cover for him.[/p][/quote]Attacking midfielder:- Sam Baldock? Kermogant of Charlton? Becchio of Norwich? Vicente? The young Barnsley lad - forgotten his name, Moussa of Coventry?, Ajose of Peterborough (hat trick last night)?. We need someone like Hughes or Buxton of Derby or Lansbury of Forest. Lopez is not the man, nor is Agustien, seemingly - because Oscar won't pick him, and he doesn't score many. JFC hasn't quite stepped up to the mark, but does score a few goals. Orlandi has proved in the past he can score goals, but not enough in my view. Ince is a great attacking powerhorse - but hasn't developed the knack of scoring yet. Vince
  • Score: 0

4:10am Wed 22 Jan 14

WestStander17 says...

Vince wrote:
WestStander17 wrote:
A few points arise from this story. As a few people have suggested, if Cattermole is valued at £5m, Bridcutt must be worth close that if not more. If Sunderland go ahead and sell Cattermole, they REALLY need Bridcutt. That must rais his value up straight away. What is Mark Hughes doing? He is willing to pay £5m for Cattermole. Why not put a bid in for Bridcutt? That would put the cat amongst the pigeons! As long as a team plays a proper anchor man in midfield, Bridcutt is easily good enough. I really don't think he'd look out of place in any Prem side. If thats the case, he is definitely worth £4m+. Seen a few posts saying we might get Wickham. Isn't he on loan at Sheffield Wednesday? Problem with anyone like that is that he falls into the bracket of being costly (signing fee and wages) but isn't likely to displace Ulloa. If we spend decent money it should be on a classy attacking central midfielder to support Leo, not replace or cover for him.
Attacking midfielder:- Sam Baldock? Kermogant of Charlton? Becchio of Norwich? Vicente? The young Barnsley lad - forgotten his name, Moussa of Coventry?, Ajose of Peterborough (hat trick last night)?. We need someone like Hughes or Buxton of Derby or Lansbury of Forest.

Lopez is not the man, nor is Agustien, seemingly - because Oscar won't pick him, and he doesn't score many. JFC hasn't quite stepped up to the mark, but does score a few goals. Orlandi has proved in the past he can score goals, but not enough in my view. Ince is a great attacking powerhorse - but hasn't developed the knack of scoring yet.
Well, the name that jumps out on your shortlist there is clearly Vicente! Head and shoulders above the rest but, unfortunately, unlikely to happen. Maybe Bruno can have a word!

I don't have anyone else in mind particularly. However, Oscar is a Barcelona man. They must have classy attacking midfelders of varying abilities coming out of their ears! He must know of some. They won't be as good as Vicente but its the sort of player we really need. Could be the final piece, in my opinion. He wouldn't need to defend too much, especially at home as we'd have 2 of Andrews, Bridcutt, Ince and Agustien holding behind him.

Give us a fit Vicente for the rest of the season and we'd have a great chance. I wouldn't even rule out the top 2. That's if Bridcutt stayed or went by the way but it would help if he stayed!
[quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: A few points arise from this story. As a few people have suggested, if Cattermole is valued at £5m, Bridcutt must be worth close that if not more. If Sunderland go ahead and sell Cattermole, they REALLY need Bridcutt. That must rais his value up straight away. What is Mark Hughes doing? He is willing to pay £5m for Cattermole. Why not put a bid in for Bridcutt? That would put the cat amongst the pigeons! As long as a team plays a proper anchor man in midfield, Bridcutt is easily good enough. I really don't think he'd look out of place in any Prem side. If thats the case, he is definitely worth £4m+. Seen a few posts saying we might get Wickham. Isn't he on loan at Sheffield Wednesday? Problem with anyone like that is that he falls into the bracket of being costly (signing fee and wages) but isn't likely to displace Ulloa. If we spend decent money it should be on a classy attacking central midfielder to support Leo, not replace or cover for him.[/p][/quote]Attacking midfielder:- Sam Baldock? Kermogant of Charlton? Becchio of Norwich? Vicente? The young Barnsley lad - forgotten his name, Moussa of Coventry?, Ajose of Peterborough (hat trick last night)?. We need someone like Hughes or Buxton of Derby or Lansbury of Forest. Lopez is not the man, nor is Agustien, seemingly - because Oscar won't pick him, and he doesn't score many. JFC hasn't quite stepped up to the mark, but does score a few goals. Orlandi has proved in the past he can score goals, but not enough in my view. Ince is a great attacking powerhorse - but hasn't developed the knack of scoring yet.[/p][/quote]Well, the name that jumps out on your shortlist there is clearly Vicente! Head and shoulders above the rest but, unfortunately, unlikely to happen. Maybe Bruno can have a word! I don't have anyone else in mind particularly. However, Oscar is a Barcelona man. They must have classy attacking midfelders of varying abilities coming out of their ears! He must know of some. They won't be as good as Vicente but its the sort of player we really need. Could be the final piece, in my opinion. He wouldn't need to defend too much, especially at home as we'd have 2 of Andrews, Bridcutt, Ince and Agustien holding behind him. Give us a fit Vicente for the rest of the season and we'd have a great chance. I wouldn't even rule out the top 2. That's if Bridcutt stayed or went by the way but it would help if he stayed! WestStander17
  • Score: 2

4:26am Wed 22 Jan 14

oksouthstander says...

AlanDuffy wrote:
Food for thought...........du

ring this window, here are some of the signings made by our rivals for play-off positions

Derby - Bamford, Dawkins
Leeds - Kebe, Stewart
Huddersfield - Wells
Leicester - Phillips
Wigan - Maynard
Blackburn - Gestede
Burnley - Barnes

We've signed Obika.

I'm hoping something is going to happen in the next week or so.

Maybe if we get a decent price for Liam, there's a couple of pleasant surprises in store for us - we need it.
Liam Bridcutt -Sunderland
Danny Graham - Brighton
Linking up Graham & Buckley.
Enough said
[quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: Food for thought...........du ring this window, here are some of the signings made by our rivals for play-off positions Derby - Bamford, Dawkins Leeds - Kebe, Stewart Huddersfield - Wells Leicester - Phillips Wigan - Maynard Blackburn - Gestede Burnley - Barnes We've signed Obika. I'm hoping something is going to happen in the next week or so. Maybe if we get a decent price for Liam, there's a couple of pleasant surprises in store for us - we need it.[/p][/quote]Liam Bridcutt -Sunderland Danny Graham - Brighton Linking up Graham & Buckley. Enough said oksouthstander
  • Score: 0

8:57am Wed 22 Jan 14

TheWerewolf says...

albion64 wrote:
farside wrote:
Well if Cattermole goes to Stoke for £5m we can have a fair guess at the minimum fee for Bridcutt........
Yes Cattermole is sh#te compared to Bridcutt. But traditionally Brighton don't get top dollar for their players. So let's hope Mr Bloom squeezes every last penny out of Pooyet and Scroatway's mob.

I don't buy into Bridcutt's little boy lost attitude recently. Sure he wants to go, but see your days out playing for the Albion old son. Stop sulking and get yer boots on. UTA
Head in the wrong place? Presumably we should have wallet in the wrong place and not pay him. No play no pay....Suspect my boss wouldn't pay me if i refused to work since i was considering a move to a competitor....Its clear that Bridcutt situation needs resolving with time remaining in the window. Make it clear the price and either they meet it or they don't. If they don't then Bridcutt needs to get his head down and earn his wage. Needs to take a lesson from El Abd in how to do these things...
[quote][p][bold]albion64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: Well if Cattermole goes to Stoke for £5m we can have a fair guess at the minimum fee for Bridcutt........[/p][/quote]Yes Cattermole is sh#te compared to Bridcutt. But traditionally Brighton don't get top dollar for their players. So let's hope Mr Bloom squeezes every last penny out of Pooyet and Scroatway's mob. I don't buy into Bridcutt's little boy lost attitude recently. Sure he wants to go, but see your days out playing for the Albion old son. Stop sulking and get yer boots on. UTA[/p][/quote]Head in the wrong place? Presumably we should have wallet in the wrong place and not pay him. No play no pay....Suspect my boss wouldn't pay me if i refused to work since i was considering a move to a competitor....Its clear that Bridcutt situation needs resolving with time remaining in the window. Make it clear the price and either they meet it or they don't. If they don't then Bridcutt needs to get his head down and earn his wage. Needs to take a lesson from El Abd in how to do these things... TheWerewolf
  • Score: 4

11:11am Wed 22 Jan 14

Chi Gull says...

Firstly, I don't recall Bridcutt saying he refused to play. He told OG how he was feeling and OG chose not to select him. Secondly, as the more level headed have pointed out, Bridders is unproven at PL level whereas Cattermole has been playing there for years. GP wants LB because he fits his style and pattern of playing - so he is worth more to Poyet than other PL managers, but I still think £4m would be a good fee.

In my view, a deal involving Connor Wickham would be good business. It doesn't mean he will be warming the bench or that we will play 2 up front if both he and Ulloa start. It depends how OG sets up the team to play.

If Buckley goes as well, that would open the door to get a quality attacking midfielder in. Can't believe Vicente has even been mentioned. We want someone who is going to be fit and score goals from midfield. Someone like Tom Ince, but I am sure he will be PL bound now that daddy has gone.
Firstly, I don't recall Bridcutt saying he refused to play. He told OG how he was feeling and OG chose not to select him. Secondly, as the more level headed have pointed out, Bridders is unproven at PL level whereas Cattermole has been playing there for years. GP wants LB because he fits his style and pattern of playing - so he is worth more to Poyet than other PL managers, but I still think £4m would be a good fee. In my view, a deal involving Connor Wickham would be good business. It doesn't mean he will be warming the bench or that we will play 2 up front if both he and Ulloa start. It depends how OG sets up the team to play. If Buckley goes as well, that would open the door to get a quality attacking midfielder in. Can't believe Vicente has even been mentioned. We want someone who is going to be fit and score goals from midfield. Someone like Tom Ince, but I am sure he will be PL bound now that daddy has gone. Chi Gull
  • Score: 3

3:41pm Wed 22 Jan 14

searich1983 says...

Ulloa19 wrote:
We need to let him leave so we can all move on for the right amount of cash. How about Bridders for Connor Wickham or Danny Graham?
Uta
agree, but what about the price? same?
[quote][p][bold]Ulloa19[/bold] wrote: We need to let him leave so we can all move on for the right amount of cash. How about Bridders for Connor Wickham or Danny Graham? Uta[/p][/quote]agree, but what about the price? same? searich1983
  • Score: 0

3:42pm Wed 22 Jan 14

searich1983 says...

Uckfield Seagull wrote:
I think Liam Bridcutt is a fantastic player, but if the player wants to leave and join another club then let it be, I only want players who want to play and give 100% to the club, its a cliche but nobody is bigger than the club.
Brighton are in a fantastic position, financially stable, a great chairman whose blood runs blue and white, amazing fans who have been through all the highs and lows, a stadium which is frankly one of the best in the world, we have amazing training facilties, excellent youth academy, the future only holds one thing, that is the premiership, whether it be this season, next season or 5 seasons time, it will happen and it will happen on a time scale which suits BHA, I am proud to be a Brighton fan, I love the club, the fans and I have 100% trust in management to make the correct decisions.
If Bridcutt wants to go let him go, him alone wont ruin the premiership plan, we will get there and when we do, we will do it in the best possible way, fairly.
Well said!!!! UTA
[quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: I think Liam Bridcutt is a fantastic player, but if the player wants to leave and join another club then let it be, I only want players who want to play and give 100% to the club, its a cliche but nobody is bigger than the club. Brighton are in a fantastic position, financially stable, a great chairman whose blood runs blue and white, amazing fans who have been through all the highs and lows, a stadium which is frankly one of the best in the world, we have amazing training facilties, excellent youth academy, the future only holds one thing, that is the premiership, whether it be this season, next season or 5 seasons time, it will happen and it will happen on a time scale which suits BHA, I am proud to be a Brighton fan, I love the club, the fans and I have 100% trust in management to make the correct decisions. If Bridcutt wants to go let him go, him alone wont ruin the premiership plan, we will get there and when we do, we will do it in the best possible way, fairly.[/p][/quote]Well said!!!! UTA searich1983
  • Score: 1

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