Hoskins eyes return to training

Will Hoskins' agony is over

Will Hoskins' agony is over

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Will Hoskins has told fans he is poised to return to training - three months ahead of schedule.

The Albion striker revealed on Twitter this afternoon that he hopes to re-join his colleagues at training tomorrow.

Hoskins has been ruled out by a serious knee injury since last February.

He has thanked those who supported him during his long road back.

And he has told them that, barring any unfavourable reaction to work carried out today, he will be back in the thick of it tomorrow.

Hoskins tweeted: "Great day today. Twisting and turning. Hopefully no reaction and then back into training for the first time tomorrow.

"So thankful for the ones that have been there for me through this bad time. Helped me progress back to training three months ahead of schedule."

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3:13pm Wed 22 Jan 14

mark by the sea says...

Spin.
Spin. mark by the sea
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3:18pm Wed 22 Jan 14

OldGull says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Spin.
Are you ever happy?
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Spin.[/p][/quote]Are you ever happy? OldGull
  • Score: 21

3:23pm Wed 22 Jan 14

pjwilk says...

Will who?
Will who? pjwilk
  • Score: -43

3:27pm Wed 22 Jan 14

mark by the sea says...

OldGull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Spin.
Are you ever happy?
5 days ago we wanted to sign grabban... Now Hoskins and cms are on the verge? Why did we want grabban ?
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Spin.[/p][/quote]Are you ever happy?[/p][/quote]5 days ago we wanted to sign grabban... Now Hoskins and cms are on the verge? Why did we want grabban ? mark by the sea
  • Score: 4

3:32pm Wed 22 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Three months ahead of schedule, does that mean that the medical team have done well, do we now see an end of the comments that question their ability?
Three months ahead of schedule, does that mean that the medical team have done well, do we now see an end of the comments that question their ability? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 22

3:40pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Spin.
FFS Mark, take some Prozac! How is this NOT a good news story?
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Spin.[/p][/quote]FFS Mark, take some Prozac! How is this NOT a good news story? Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 29

3:40pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Three months ahead of schedule, does that mean that the medical team have done well, do we now see an end of the comments that question their ability?
I doubt it, moaners will always moan.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Three months ahead of schedule, does that mean that the medical team have done well, do we now see an end of the comments that question their ability?[/p][/quote]I doubt it, moaners will always moan. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 13

3:41pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Gee Jay says...

This is good news following CMS's return to training.
Finally we might get to see these two guys playing in the first team again.
This would be, hopefully, third time lucky for Will.
This is good news following CMS's return to training. Finally we might get to see these two guys playing in the first team again. This would be, hopefully, third time lucky for Will. Gee Jay
  • Score: 27

3:42pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

mark by the sea wrote:
OldGull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Spin.
Are you ever happy?
5 days ago we wanted to sign grabban... Now Hoskins and cms are on the verge? Why did we want grabban ?
Sorry, I must've missed the bit where it said Hoskins was on the verge. Are you upset because this goes against your claim that CMS would not play again this season and Hoskins might not play again?
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Spin.[/p][/quote]Are you ever happy?[/p][/quote]5 days ago we wanted to sign grabban... Now Hoskins and cms are on the verge? Why did we want grabban ?[/p][/quote]Sorry, I must've missed the bit where it said Hoskins was on the verge. Are you upset because this goes against your claim that CMS would not play again this season and Hoskins might not play again? Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 15

3:47pm Wed 22 Jan 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

mark by the sea says...

Spin.

Yeah, you're definitely a 'glass half empty' kind of a guy aren't you Mark. Evil money men are ripping off season ticket holders by ruling out big money signings. The youth set up has never produced any decent players - 'taxi for El-Abd' - though we do have to overlook Adam EA, Dean Hammond and Joel Lynch. Now two players are returning from long periods after being side lined with injuries, but according to you it's a pack of lies invented to cover the evil money men's tracks. Your world is not a sunny place I feel.
mark by the sea says... Spin. Yeah, you're definitely a 'glass half empty' kind of a guy aren't you Mark. Evil money men are ripping off season ticket holders by ruling out big money signings. The youth set up has never produced any decent players - 'taxi for El-Abd' - though we do have to overlook Adam EA, Dean Hammond and Joel Lynch. Now two players are returning from long periods after being side lined with injuries, but according to you it's a pack of lies invented to cover the evil money men's tracks. Your world is not a sunny place I feel. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 19

3:57pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Clean Sheet says...

Good news for Hoskins, but I dont see him as the answer to our striking needs, sorry. CMS's return I am looking forward to.
Good news for Hoskins, but I dont see him as the answer to our striking needs, sorry. CMS's return I am looking forward to. Clean Sheet
  • Score: -15

3:58pm Wed 22 Jan 14

tug509 says...

Great news ,chuffed for ya Will ,see you soon ,just in time for the POs . UTA
Great news ,chuffed for ya Will ,see you soon ,just in time for the POs . UTA tug509
  • Score: 23

3:58pm Wed 22 Jan 14

farside says...

Great news. Hoskins is a quality addition at just the right time- so unexpected that the Argus couldn't find a picture of him.
Great news. Hoskins is a quality addition at just the right time- so unexpected that the Argus couldn't find a picture of him. farside
  • Score: 19

4:06pm Wed 22 Jan 14

OldGull says...

mark by the sea wrote:
OldGull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Spin.
Are you ever happy?
5 days ago we wanted to sign grabban... Now Hoskins and cms are on the verge? Why did we want grabban ?
Grabban can also play out wide so perhaps he was to cover the fact Conway is still at Cardiff.
Either that or the 2 B's were trying to keep the supporters happy who were demanding they should go out and buy.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Spin.[/p][/quote]Are you ever happy?[/p][/quote]5 days ago we wanted to sign grabban... Now Hoskins and cms are on the verge? Why did we want grabban ?[/p][/quote]Grabban can also play out wide so perhaps he was to cover the fact Conway is still at Cardiff. Either that or the 2 B's were trying to keep the supporters happy who were demanding they should go out and buy. OldGull
  • Score: 4

4:09pm Wed 22 Jan 14

mickagull says...

Clean Sheet wrote:
Good news for Hoskins, but I dont see him as the answer to our striking needs, sorry. CMS's return I am looking forward to.
Oh come on give Will a break, I don't think we have seen him get out of 1st gear yet, I saw him play a few time for Bristol and he had great pace and knew where the net was . Welcome back Will fingers crossed for the end of your nightmare. Now you need to get playing and scoring then you and the club need to sort out a contract.
[quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: Good news for Hoskins, but I dont see him as the answer to our striking needs, sorry. CMS's return I am looking forward to.[/p][/quote]Oh come on give Will a break, I don't think we have seen him get out of 1st gear yet, I saw him play a few time for Bristol and he had great pace and knew where the net was . Welcome back Will fingers crossed for the end of your nightmare. Now you need to get playing and scoring then you and the club need to sort out a contract. mickagull
  • Score: 21

4:13pm Wed 22 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

You just can't please some people, if we were to sign a young player with his ability it would probably be seen as a good move for the future. This is a good bit of news and Brighton fans will be pleased to hear it.
You just can't please some people, if we were to sign a young player with his ability it would probably be seen as a good move for the future. This is a good bit of news and Brighton fans will be pleased to hear it. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 22

4:17pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Steveg1958 says...

Great news for us fans for once, and even better news for Will, hopefully you can get a good run in the side this time an prove what you have shown us in brief cameo's well done for keeping going.
Great news for us fans for once, and even better news for Will, hopefully you can get a good run in the side this time an prove what you have shown us in brief cameo's well done for keeping going. Steveg1958
  • Score: 16

4:24pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Major Bloodboil says...

I confess that I have been a Will fan ever since I saw him score two outstanding goals against us. I know that he has a number of detractors but we have not seen the best of him by any means. In the very little that we have seen he has scored two good goals, one at Cardiff and one in the cup against Newcastle. I am delighted for him but fear that he might not get a look in with the system that we currently play. Also both he and CMS suffered horrendous injuries and I hope that these injuries will not have permanently reduced their playing abilities. I wish both of them the very best for the future.
I confess that I have been a Will fan ever since I saw him score two outstanding goals against us. I know that he has a number of detractors but we have not seen the best of him by any means. In the very little that we have seen he has scored two good goals, one at Cardiff and one in the cup against Newcastle. I am delighted for him but fear that he might not get a look in with the system that we currently play. Also both he and CMS suffered horrendous injuries and I hope that these injuries will not have permanently reduced their playing abilities. I wish both of them the very best for the future. Major Bloodboil
  • Score: 25

4:31pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Howie2 says...

Clean Sheet wrote:
Good news for Hoskins, but I dont see him as the answer to our striking needs, sorry. CMS's return I am looking forward to.
I think he is just as likely to score as any of the present squad. As I see it the more options Oscar has the better. It seems less and less likely that we will be signing a proven goalscorer (unless TB is playing poker with us) and we will have to make do with what we already have.
[quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: Good news for Hoskins, but I dont see him as the answer to our striking needs, sorry. CMS's return I am looking forward to.[/p][/quote]I think he is just as likely to score as any of the present squad. As I see it the more options Oscar has the better. It seems less and less likely that we will be signing a proven goalscorer (unless TB is playing poker with us) and we will have to make do with what we already have. Howie2
  • Score: 11

4:38pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Baldseagull says...

I will be very pleased if he can get a game or two in before the end of the season, I think he is a good reader of the game and is a clever striker, if he were fit now we would not miss Barnes as much as I fear we will.
Good luck to him in returning to fitness.
I will be very pleased if he can get a game or two in before the end of the season, I think he is a good reader of the game and is a clever striker, if he were fit now we would not miss Barnes as much as I fear we will. Good luck to him in returning to fitness. Baldseagull
  • Score: 11

4:41pm Wed 22 Jan 14

WestStander17 says...

Brilliant news! Fingers crossed he has no setbacks. Not worried about our team just yet, although I like Hoskins, it would just be great to see a talented footballer that has been so unlucky with injury back playing again. Well done Will!
Brilliant news! Fingers crossed he has no setbacks. Not worried about our team just yet, although I like Hoskins, it would just be great to see a talented footballer that has been so unlucky with injury back playing again. Well done Will! WestStander17
  • Score: 15

4:43pm Wed 22 Jan 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

Great news. He deserves a chance with the new management team as he never really had one before. The way he took his goal against NUFC was a quick cameo of his ability. Welcome Back!
Great news. He deserves a chance with the new management team as he never really had one before. The way he took his goal against NUFC was a quick cameo of his ability. Welcome Back! WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 15

4:43pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Jimmy Langley says...

Whether you think he's a good player or not the lad deserves a break ( pardon the pun ) and I wish him all the very best in his attempt to get his career back on track.
Whether you think he's a good player or not the lad deserves a break ( pardon the pun ) and I wish him all the very best in his attempt to get his career back on track. Jimmy Langley
  • Score: 14

4:56pm Wed 22 Jan 14

wiseman of hove says...

I've rated him from day one and often vented my frustration on here that our former manager just kept ignoring him. I was 'advised' by other posters that he was obviously not showing it in training. Well, in the all too brief appearances permitted by our former manager, since he signed, he has looked class to me.
This is terrific news. Fingers crossed for him, and CMS as well.
I've rated him from day one and often vented my frustration on here that our former manager just kept ignoring him. I was 'advised' by other posters that he was obviously not showing it in training. Well, in the all too brief appearances permitted by our former manager, since he signed, he has looked class to me. This is terrific news. Fingers crossed for him, and CMS as well. wiseman of hove
  • Score: 20

5:17pm Wed 22 Jan 14

keswick says...

I strongly suspect that if W H and CMS are both due back then the board will do the right thing and keep their money in their back pocket until the summer. This window is notorious for clubs making panic buys and paying over the odds. Don't forget that although the transfer window closes at the end of the month you can still make loan signings so don't rule out Conway coming here on loan and then signing permanently in the summer. Wonder what will be the outcome for Bridders ?
I strongly suspect that if W H and CMS are both due back then the board will do the right thing and keep their money in their back pocket until the summer. This window is notorious for clubs making panic buys and paying over the odds. Don't forget that although the transfer window closes at the end of the month you can still make loan signings so don't rule out Conway coming here on loan and then signing permanently in the summer. Wonder what will be the outcome for Bridders ? keswick
  • Score: 13

5:30pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

I fail to see the 'spin' element. It's the player himself who's making what for him must be a heart-lifting and thrilling announcement. Okay, he won't be in the squad for a while even without further setbacks, but this is truly great and unexpected news to hear - for a change...
I fail to see the 'spin' element. It's the player himself who's making what for him must be a heart-lifting and thrilling announcement. Okay, he won't be in the squad for a while even without further setbacks, but this is truly great and unexpected news to hear - for a change... Willie, Willie Irvine
  • Score: 9

5:35pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Captain Haddock says...

WestStander17 wrote:
Brilliant news! Fingers crossed he has no setbacks. Not worried about our team just yet, although I like Hoskins, it would just be great to see a talented footballer that has been so unlucky with injury back playing again. Well done Will!
My sentiments exactly and a fantastic bit of surprise news. Let's hope he stays on course and gets back into the action so he can prove himself to the doubters re: ability and / or fitness.

I've always rated him but he has had tragic luck with injuries even by Darren Anderton measures!
[quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: Brilliant news! Fingers crossed he has no setbacks. Not worried about our team just yet, although I like Hoskins, it would just be great to see a talented footballer that has been so unlucky with injury back playing again. Well done Will![/p][/quote]My sentiments exactly and a fantastic bit of surprise news. Let's hope he stays on course and gets back into the action so he can prove himself to the doubters re: ability and / or fitness. I've always rated him but he has had tragic luck with injuries even by Darren Anderton measures! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 10

5:36pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Gee Jay says...

I hope that the injuries suffered by Will and CMS have made them more focused and determined to come back and show us all just what we have been missing.
In answer to 'Keswick's question 'What will be the outcome for Bridders?'
He will go to Sunderland, the Albion will receive a fee that reflects his true value, and our club will have the funds to strengthed the squad in the summer.
I hope that the injuries suffered by Will and CMS have made them more focused and determined to come back and show us all just what we have been missing. In answer to 'Keswick's question 'What will be the outcome for Bridders?' He will go to Sunderland, the Albion will receive a fee that reflects his true value, and our club will have the funds to strengthed the squad in the summer. Gee Jay
  • Score: 8

5:59pm Wed 22 Jan 14

bbb1969 says...

Remember the cup game; can't remember if it was Arsenal or Newcastke but he was one ob one withe the keeper and slotted it through his lgs. Great goal and for me unexpected news for a good player. Gus qa reluctant to play him as Barnes sem to be a favourite at the time. Hope he will be back and in cintentiin.
Remember the cup game; can't remember if it was Arsenal or Newcastke but he was one ob one withe the keeper and slotted it through his lgs. Great goal and for me unexpected news for a good player. Gus qa reluctant to play him as Barnes sem to be a favourite at the time. Hope he will be back and in cintentiin. bbb1969
  • Score: 4

5:59pm Wed 22 Jan 14

saraman says...

farside wrote:
Great news. Hoskins is a quality addition at just the right time- so unexpected that the Argus couldn't find a picture of him.
They have found a photo Farside. Could have been a better choice though instead of his injury. We've seen enough of this type of photo for one season.
[quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: Great news. Hoskins is a quality addition at just the right time- so unexpected that the Argus couldn't find a picture of him.[/p][/quote]They have found a photo Farside. Could have been a better choice though instead of his injury. We've seen enough of this type of photo for one season. saraman
  • Score: 6

6:09pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Brilliant news! Have always rated this player.
Has had the most horrendous luck whilst at the Albion and was beginning to show good form when he suffered his latest injury.
If he can stay injury free from now on we have a top striker on our books.
Good luck Will.UTA
Brilliant news! Have always rated this player. Has had the most horrendous luck whilst at the Albion and was beginning to show good form when he suffered his latest injury. If he can stay injury free from now on we have a top striker on our books. Good luck Will.UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 6

6:14pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Withdean-er says...

Pleased for Hoskins.


But another day of no new senior players signed by the Albion is this fast expiring transfer window. This despite banking £800k for Barnes, having a club income as great as anyone else in the Championship, and saving the wages on Barnes, El Abd and Barker.

Come on Burke .... we're still waiting for the signings that will give everyone a lift and confirm we are serious about finishing in the top 6.
Pleased for Hoskins. But another day of no new senior players signed by the Albion is this fast expiring transfer window. This despite banking £800k for Barnes, having a club income as great as anyone else in the Championship, and saving the wages on Barnes, El Abd and Barker. Come on Burke .... we're still waiting for the signings that will give everyone a lift and confirm we are serious about finishing in the top 6. Withdean-er
  • Score: 6

6:24pm Wed 22 Jan 14

keswick says...

Gee Jay wrote:
I hope that the injuries suffered by Will and CMS have made them more focused and determined to come back and show us all just what we have been missing.
In answer to 'Keswick's question 'What will be the outcome for Bridders?'
He will go to Sunderland, the Albion will receive a fee that reflects his true value, and our club will have the funds to strengthed the squad in the summer.
Thank you Gee Jay. As regards Bridcutt I too agree with what you think is a likely outcome.
[quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] wrote: I hope that the injuries suffered by Will and CMS have made them more focused and determined to come back and show us all just what we have been missing. In answer to 'Keswick's question 'What will be the outcome for Bridders?' He will go to Sunderland, the Albion will receive a fee that reflects his true value, and our club will have the funds to strengthed the squad in the summer.[/p][/quote]Thank you Gee Jay. As regards Bridcutt I too agree with what you think is a likely outcome. keswick
  • Score: 3

6:33pm Wed 22 Jan 14

and another thing.... says...

Major Bloodboil wrote:
I confess that I have been a Will fan ever since I saw him score two outstanding goals against us. I know that he has a number of detractors but we have not seen the best of him by any means. In the very little that we have seen he has scored two good goals, one at Cardiff and one in the cup against Newcastle. I am delighted for him but fear that he might not get a look in with the system that we currently play. Also both he and CMS suffered horrendous injuries and I hope that these injuries will not have permanently reduced their playing abilities. I wish both of them the very best for the future.
Agree with all of this....
[quote][p][bold]Major Bloodboil[/bold] wrote: I confess that I have been a Will fan ever since I saw him score two outstanding goals against us. I know that he has a number of detractors but we have not seen the best of him by any means. In the very little that we have seen he has scored two good goals, one at Cardiff and one in the cup against Newcastle. I am delighted for him but fear that he might not get a look in with the system that we currently play. Also both he and CMS suffered horrendous injuries and I hope that these injuries will not have permanently reduced their playing abilities. I wish both of them the very best for the future.[/p][/quote]Agree with all of this.... and another thing....
  • Score: 5

6:37pm Wed 22 Jan 14

and another thing.... says...

Withdean-er wrote:
Pleased for Hoskins.


But another day of no new senior players signed by the Albion is this fast expiring transfer window. This despite banking £800k for Barnes, having a club income as great as anyone else in the Championship, and saving the wages on Barnes, El Abd and Barker.

Come on Burke .... we're still waiting for the signings that will give everyone a lift and confirm we are serious about finishing in the top 6.
Yes, but who do you have in mind to buy??
No point in spending money on players who will not strengthen the team!
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: Pleased for Hoskins. But another day of no new senior players signed by the Albion is this fast expiring transfer window. This despite banking £800k for Barnes, having a club income as great as anyone else in the Championship, and saving the wages on Barnes, El Abd and Barker. Come on Burke .... we're still waiting for the signings that will give everyone a lift and confirm we are serious about finishing in the top 6.[/p][/quote]Yes, but who do you have in mind to buy?? No point in spending money on players who will not strengthen the team! and another thing....
  • Score: 5

6:37pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Ringmer Rich says...

Excellent news... Don't come back too early unless you've healed properly and got your fitness up, we need you. Will always looked a diamond in the making, let's hope you shine soon with lots of goals!!
Excellent news... Don't come back too early unless you've healed properly and got your fitness up, we need you. Will always looked a diamond in the making, let's hope you shine soon with lots of goals!! Ringmer Rich
  • Score: 6

6:55pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Far gull says...

Ringmer Rich wrote:
Excellent news... Don't come back too early unless you've healed properly and got your fitness up, we need you. Will always looked a diamond in the making, let's hope you shine soon with lots of goals!!
Spot on ,lets hope he can come back 100% the player we have onl seen fleetingly but who had much promise and was under used by Gus.
[quote][p][bold]Ringmer Rich[/bold] wrote: Excellent news... Don't come back too early unless you've healed properly and got your fitness up, we need you. Will always looked a diamond in the making, let's hope you shine soon with lots of goals!![/p][/quote]Spot on ,lets hope he can come back 100% the player we have onl seen fleetingly but who had much promise and was under used by Gus. Far gull
  • Score: 5

7:12pm Wed 22 Jan 14

ringtone says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
OldGull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Spin.
Are you ever happy?
5 days ago we wanted to sign grabban... Now Hoskins and cms are on the verge? Why did we want grabban ?
Sorry, I must've missed the bit where it said Hoskins was on the verge. Are you upset because this goes against your claim that CMS would not play again this season and Hoskins might not play again?
Good news for the players but they will not see much action under the negative one (Oscar), so called cos he only ever plays one up front.

Maybe CMS could become a winger and Hoskins might have to try his hand in goal if they ever want to earn a win bonus under the current regime.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Spin.[/p][/quote]Are you ever happy?[/p][/quote]5 days ago we wanted to sign grabban... Now Hoskins and cms are on the verge? Why did we want grabban ?[/p][/quote]Sorry, I must've missed the bit where it said Hoskins was on the verge. Are you upset because this goes against your claim that CMS would not play again this season and Hoskins might not play again?[/p][/quote]Good news for the players but they will not see much action under the negative one (Oscar), so called cos he only ever plays one up front. Maybe CMS could become a winger and Hoskins might have to try his hand in goal if they ever want to earn a win bonus under the current regime. ringtone
  • Score: -11

7:21pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Alfie T says...

Said it on his last come back, will be like having a new player at the club, let's hope he has a real chance to re ignite his career.
Said it on his last come back, will be like having a new player at the club, let's hope he has a real chance to re ignite his career. Alfie T
  • Score: 7

7:29pm Wed 22 Jan 14

seegull fly in sky says...

Finkum wes sine christs beard ad lowes grobbin. Willy honkings e a got soar neek a no albe a ploy a kack e bawl
Finkum wes sine christs beard ad lowes grobbin. Willy honkings e a got soar neek a no albe a ploy a kack e bawl seegull fly in sky
  • Score: -3

7:46pm Wed 22 Jan 14

namgo49 says...

CMS and Hoskins back would be great

When there is talk of Mason at £2.5 mill you do wonder! We really need cover for Ulloa and Obika to my mind is not up to it. Someone with experience of the power and pace of the Championship who won't cost the earth.

I still come back to Darius Henderson
CMS and Hoskins back would be great When there is talk of Mason at £2.5 mill you do wonder! We really need cover for Ulloa and Obika to my mind is not up to it. Someone with experience of the power and pace of the Championship who won't cost the earth. I still come back to Darius Henderson namgo49
  • Score: -6

8:15pm Wed 22 Jan 14

bbb1969 says...

Dare I say an actual 442 with 2 wingers and CMS and Ulloa with Hoskins competing for a place or a 352 where we have a cdm, cam midfielder and 2 wingers and the 2 forwards for home matches. Would love to be manager with the team we potentially have. If we don't make it this season then next season looks promising however a late push this season would be nice.
Dare I say an actual 442 with 2 wingers and CMS and Ulloa with Hoskins competing for a place or a 352 where we have a cdm, cam midfielder and 2 wingers and the 2 forwards for home matches. Would love to be manager with the team we potentially have. If we don't make it this season then next season looks promising however a late push this season would be nice. bbb1969
  • Score: 4

8:17pm Wed 22 Jan 14

twonk says...

Well done Will. Good luck for the future.
Well done Will. Good luck for the future. twonk
  • Score: 6

9:03pm Wed 22 Jan 14

OldGull says...

seegull fly in sky wrote:
Finkum wes sine christs beard ad lowes grobbin. Willy honkings e a got soar neek a no albe a ploy a kack e bawl
siendo un fin total perilla
[quote][p][bold]seegull fly in sky[/bold] wrote: Finkum wes sine christs beard ad lowes grobbin. Willy honkings e a got soar neek a no albe a ploy a kack e bawl[/p][/quote]siendo un fin total perilla OldGull
  • Score: -4

9:04pm Wed 22 Jan 14

OldGull says...

ringtone wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
OldGull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Spin.
Are you ever happy?
5 days ago we wanted to sign grabban... Now Hoskins and cms are on the verge? Why did we want grabban ?
Sorry, I must've missed the bit where it said Hoskins was on the verge. Are you upset because this goes against your claim that CMS would not play again this season and Hoskins might not play again?
Good news for the players but they will not see much action under the negative one (Oscar), so called cos he only ever plays one up front.

Maybe CMS could become a winger and Hoskins might have to try his hand in goal if they ever want to earn a win bonus under the current regime.
siendo un fin total perilla
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Spin.[/p][/quote]Are you ever happy?[/p][/quote]5 days ago we wanted to sign grabban... Now Hoskins and cms are on the verge? Why did we want grabban ?[/p][/quote]Sorry, I must've missed the bit where it said Hoskins was on the verge. Are you upset because this goes against your claim that CMS would not play again this season and Hoskins might not play again?[/p][/quote]Good news for the players but they will not see much action under the negative one (Oscar), so called cos he only ever plays one up front. Maybe CMS could become a winger and Hoskins might have to try his hand in goal if they ever want to earn a win bonus under the current regime.[/p][/quote]siendo un fin total perilla OldGull
  • Score: -3

9:34pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Withdean-er says...

and another thing.... wrote:
Withdean-er wrote:
Pleased for Hoskins.


But another day of no new senior players signed by the Albion is this fast expiring transfer window. This despite banking £800k for Barnes, having a club income as great as anyone else in the Championship, and saving the wages on Barnes, El Abd and Barker.

Come on Burke .... we're still waiting for the signings that will give everyone a lift and confirm we are serious about finishing in the top 6.
Yes, but who do you have in mind to buy??
No point in spending money on players who will not strengthen the team!
That's the job of Burke and his network of scouts. It's their full time occupation, and Burke at least is paid handsomely for it.

How many Albion fans had heard of Ulloa, David Lopez, Calderon, before they signed.

Once again, over to Burke.
[quote][p][bold]and another thing....[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: Pleased for Hoskins. But another day of no new senior players signed by the Albion is this fast expiring transfer window. This despite banking £800k for Barnes, having a club income as great as anyone else in the Championship, and saving the wages on Barnes, El Abd and Barker. Come on Burke .... we're still waiting for the signings that will give everyone a lift and confirm we are serious about finishing in the top 6.[/p][/quote]Yes, but who do you have in mind to buy?? No point in spending money on players who will not strengthen the team![/p][/quote]That's the job of Burke and his network of scouts. It's their full time occupation, and Burke at least is paid handsomely for it. How many Albion fans had heard of Ulloa, David Lopez, Calderon, before they signed. Once again, over to Burke. Withdean-er
  • Score: 4

9:46pm Wed 22 Jan 14

brightonup says...

Withdean-er wrote:
and another thing.... wrote:
Withdean-er wrote:
Pleased for Hoskins.


But another day of no new senior players signed by the Albion is this fast expiring transfer window. This despite banking £800k for Barnes, having a club income as great as anyone else in the Championship, and saving the wages on Barnes, El Abd and Barker.

Come on Burke .... we're still waiting for the signings that will give everyone a lift and confirm we are serious about finishing in the top 6.
Yes, but who do you have in mind to buy??
No point in spending money on players who will not strengthen the team!
That's the job of Burke and his network of scouts. It's their full time occupation, and Burke at least is paid handsomely for it.

How many Albion fans had heard of Ulloa, David Lopez, Calderon, before they signed.

Once again, over to Burke.
Fair enough.
Unfortunately, I get the feeling that the players you mention were 'found' by Poyet!
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]and another thing....[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: Pleased for Hoskins. But another day of no new senior players signed by the Albion is this fast expiring transfer window. This despite banking £800k for Barnes, having a club income as great as anyone else in the Championship, and saving the wages on Barnes, El Abd and Barker. Come on Burke .... we're still waiting for the signings that will give everyone a lift and confirm we are serious about finishing in the top 6.[/p][/quote]Yes, but who do you have in mind to buy?? No point in spending money on players who will not strengthen the team![/p][/quote]That's the job of Burke and his network of scouts. It's their full time occupation, and Burke at least is paid handsomely for it. How many Albion fans had heard of Ulloa, David Lopez, Calderon, before they signed. Once again, over to Burke.[/p][/quote]Fair enough. Unfortunately, I get the feeling that the players you mention were 'found' by Poyet! brightonup
  • Score: -4

10:01pm Wed 22 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Well I guess that the chances of any transfer news today are non existent, just 4 more days for us to sign two new players or I lose my bet with Baldseagull.

It would go a long way to scupper claims that we only panic buy if the club could sign players a couple of days before the window closes. If we leave it till the last minute I dread to think what will get posted on this site, no matter who we get.

Transfer business is going on all around us, and I am sure that we are in the mix, but as to when we will hear anything, well that could be before midnight on Sunday, but with my luck it will be Monday morning :-))
Well I guess that the chances of any transfer news today are non existent, just 4 more days for us to sign two new players or I lose my bet with Baldseagull. It would go a long way to scupper claims that we only panic buy if the club could sign players a couple of days before the window closes. If we leave it till the last minute I dread to think what will get posted on this site, no matter who we get. Transfer business is going on all around us, and I am sure that we are in the mix, but as to when we will hear anything, well that could be before midnight on Sunday, but with my luck it will be Monday morning :-)) VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

10:26pm Wed 22 Jan 14

ringtone says...

Gus is at wembley, lets all salute him
Gus is at wembley, lets all salute him ringtone
  • Score: 1

10:28pm Wed 22 Jan 14

raymondo999 says...

WELLDONEGUS!!! WEMISSYOU!!!
WELLDONEGUS!!! WEMISSYOU!!! raymondo999
  • Score: -3

10:32pm Wed 22 Jan 14

ringtone says...

We would have been at wembley in the play off final if the purse strings had not been cut.

Our loss, black cats gain.
We would have been at wembley in the play off final if the purse strings had not been cut. Our loss, black cats gain. ringtone
  • Score: -5

10:36pm Wed 22 Jan 14

raymondo999 says...

We had a great manager with passion who took us from div 1 to championship play offs. The suits moved in - read dick knights book - and we lost him. What a mess. Now we sell and don't buy. Well done Gus and the black cats.
We had a great manager with passion who took us from div 1 to championship play offs. The suits moved in - read dick knights book - and we lost him. What a mess. Now we sell and don't buy. Well done Gus and the black cats. raymondo999
  • Score: -5

10:39pm Wed 22 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

I'll take a fit CMS and Hoskins until the end of the season over a new striker signing.
Those 2 with Leo give us real quality up top. I guess the big questions are. How soon before they're ready? and will they remain fit?

With the Barnes/El abd money in the pot and what looks like more to come from selling Bridcutt.. We have a really good budget with which to get some really good quality in to the squad.

Uta
I'll take a fit CMS and Hoskins until the end of the season over a new striker signing. Those 2 with Leo give us real quality up top. I guess the big questions are. How soon before they're ready? and will they remain fit? With the Barnes/El abd money in the pot and what looks like more to come from selling Bridcutt.. We have a really good budget with which to get some really good quality in to the squad. Uta SMF20
  • Score: 4

10:43pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Alfie T says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Well I guess that the chances of any transfer news today are non existent, just 4 more days for us to sign two new players or I lose my bet with Baldseagull.

It would go a long way to scupper claims that we only panic buy if the club could sign players a couple of days before the window closes. If we leave it till the last minute I dread to think what will get posted on this site, no matter who we get.

Transfer business is going on all around us, and I am sure that we are in the mix, but as to when we will hear anything, well that could be before midnight on Sunday, but with my luck it will be Monday morning :-))
Better get a few in whilst you still can :-)
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Well I guess that the chances of any transfer news today are non existent, just 4 more days for us to sign two new players or I lose my bet with Baldseagull. It would go a long way to scupper claims that we only panic buy if the club could sign players a couple of days before the window closes. If we leave it till the last minute I dread to think what will get posted on this site, no matter who we get. Transfer business is going on all around us, and I am sure that we are in the mix, but as to when we will hear anything, well that could be before midnight on Sunday, but with my luck it will be Monday morning :-))[/p][/quote]Better get a few in whilst you still can :-) Alfie T
  • Score: 2

11:04pm Wed 22 Jan 14

pte says...

Despite being overpaid, I do feel sorry for anyone that sustains a knee injury. I bruised my knee in a fall and that was bad enough without even sustaining ligament damage. Knee injuries are painful and cause pain in the leg while healing which takes time

It must have taken incredible guts to get this far but after so long out with serious injury I'm pretty pessimistic about them returning long term. If there was the slightest chance would the club even consider spending 2.5 on Mason?
Despite being overpaid, I do feel sorry for anyone that sustains a knee injury. I bruised my knee in a fall and that was bad enough without even sustaining ligament damage. Knee injuries are painful and cause pain in the leg while healing which takes time It must have taken incredible guts to get this far but after so long out with serious injury I'm pretty pessimistic about them returning long term. If there was the slightest chance would the club even consider spending 2.5 on Mason? pte
  • Score: 1

11:27pm Wed 22 Jan 14

kwaidam says...

raymondo999 wrote:
We had a great manager with passion who took us from div 1 to championship play offs. The suits moved in - read dick knights book - and we lost him. What a mess. Now we sell and don't buy. Well done Gus and the black cats.
Well said.
[quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: We had a great manager with passion who took us from div 1 to championship play offs. The suits moved in - read dick knights book - and we lost him. What a mess. Now we sell and don't buy. Well done Gus and the black cats.[/p][/quote]Well said. kwaidam
  • Score: 1

11:45pm Wed 22 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Well I am pleased for the Sunderland fans, the first half of the year has not been good for them.
As for Gus, he is a spender that will walk away every time he is offered what he thinks is better for HIM. Had he stayed and been given the money he wanted to rebuild, he would have spent it and walked just as soon as a prem club came calling. If the club had invested in his desire to build he would not have shown one moment of commitment to Brighton, he is a man with a plan, and that plan is all about himself. He won't stay at Sunderland and build a legacy, as soon as he is offered what he thinks is a better job he will go.
Well I am pleased for the Sunderland fans, the first half of the year has not been good for them. As for Gus, he is a spender that will walk away every time he is offered what he thinks is better for HIM. Had he stayed and been given the money he wanted to rebuild, he would have spent it and walked just as soon as a prem club came calling. If the club had invested in his desire to build he would not have shown one moment of commitment to Brighton, he is a man with a plan, and that plan is all about himself. He won't stay at Sunderland and build a legacy, as soon as he is offered what he thinks is a better job he will go. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 5

12:16am Thu 23 Jan 14

Baldseagull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Well I guess that the chances of any transfer news today are non existent, just 4 more days for us to sign two new players or I lose my bet with Baldseagull.

It would go a long way to scupper claims that we only panic buy if the club could sign players a couple of days before the window closes. If we leave it till the last minute I dread to think what will get posted on this site, no matter who we get.

Transfer business is going on all around us, and I am sure that we are in the mix, but as to when we will hear anything, well that could be before midnight on Sunday, but with my luck it will be Monday morning :-))
It does put a positive on no new players coming in immediately, for me at least.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Well I guess that the chances of any transfer news today are non existent, just 4 more days for us to sign two new players or I lose my bet with Baldseagull. It would go a long way to scupper claims that we only panic buy if the club could sign players a couple of days before the window closes. If we leave it till the last minute I dread to think what will get posted on this site, no matter who we get. Transfer business is going on all around us, and I am sure that we are in the mix, but as to when we will hear anything, well that could be before midnight on Sunday, but with my luck it will be Monday morning :-))[/p][/quote]It does put a positive on no new players coming in immediately, for me at least. Baldseagull
  • Score: 3

12:36am Thu 23 Jan 14

Vince says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Well I am pleased for the Sunderland fans, the first half of the year has not been good for them. As for Gus, he is a spender that will walk away every time he is offered what he thinks is better for HIM. Had he stayed and been given the money he wanted to rebuild, he would have spent it and walked just as soon as a prem club came calling. If the club had invested in his desire to build he would not have shown one moment of commitment to Brighton, he is a man with a plan, and that plan is all about himself. He won't stay at Sunderland and build a legacy, as soon as he is offered what he thinks is a better job he will go.
Absolutely. Gus has only one love - and that is Gus!
It was obvious that once he had overseen Brighton's rise to 4th in the Championship (and even before that), he was already touting himself for a top Premier club - not to mention his publicly quoted ambition to eventually to manage Uruguay. He was starting to talk about Brighton as a club below his level, and thought that he could say what he liked to get his way. Clearly when the "suits" turned up, his nose was put out of joint, and his freedom curtailed. A man as proud and outspoken as Poyet wasn't going to stand for that!

He was already halfway out the door before all that shenanigans during and following the Palace Play-offs. Even if we had got promoted, he wouldn't have stayed much longer.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Well I am pleased for the Sunderland fans, the first half of the year has not been good for them. As for Gus, he is a spender that will walk away every time he is offered what he thinks is better for HIM. Had he stayed and been given the money he wanted to rebuild, he would have spent it and walked just as soon as a prem club came calling. If the club had invested in his desire to build he would not have shown one moment of commitment to Brighton, he is a man with a plan, and that plan is all about himself. He won't stay at Sunderland and build a legacy, as soon as he is offered what he thinks is a better job he will go.[/p][/quote]Absolutely. Gus has only one love - and that is Gus! It was obvious that once he had overseen Brighton's rise to 4th in the Championship (and even before that), he was already touting himself for a top Premier club - not to mention his publicly quoted ambition to eventually to manage Uruguay. He was starting to talk about Brighton as a club below his level, and thought that he could say what he liked to get his way. Clearly when the "suits" turned up, his nose was put out of joint, and his freedom curtailed. A man as proud and outspoken as Poyet wasn't going to stand for that! He was already halfway out the door before all that shenanigans during and following the Palace Play-offs. Even if we had got promoted, he wouldn't have stayed much longer. Vince
  • Score: 2

12:47am Thu 23 Jan 14

Vince says...

Following on from my last post, the main point I meant to make was that, like Vegas, Gus will stay at Sunderland as long as his ratings continue to rise. Once he gets them established in mid-table or better, he will be looking for an opportunity to manage one of the top 6 English clubs. Sunderland will then become another Brighton. If he subsequently got Sunderland into the top 6, then his next move would be Man-City, Man-Utd or preferably from his point of view, Chelsea.
Actually seeing as how Sunderland have just knocked out Man-Utd, I would wager a bet that, if it came to a vote, most Man-Utd fans would prefer Gus to Moyes at the moment! It won't happen because Fergie and co, would look very silly if Moyes was sacked now.
Following on from my last post, the main point I meant to make was that, like Vegas, Gus will stay at Sunderland as long as his ratings continue to rise. Once he gets them established in mid-table or better, he will be looking for an opportunity to manage one of the top 6 English clubs. Sunderland will then become another Brighton. If he subsequently got Sunderland into the top 6, then his next move would be Man-City, Man-Utd or preferably from his point of view, Chelsea. Actually seeing as how Sunderland have just knocked out Man-Utd, I would wager a bet that, if it came to a vote, most Man-Utd fans would prefer Gus to Moyes at the moment! It won't happen because Fergie and co, would look very silly if Moyes was sacked now. Vince
  • Score: 2

1:16am Thu 23 Jan 14

WestStander17 says...

Vince wrote:
Following on from my last post, the main point I meant to make was that, like Vegas, Gus will stay at Sunderland as long as his ratings continue to rise. Once he gets them established in mid-table or better, he will be looking for an opportunity to manage one of the top 6 English clubs. Sunderland will then become another Brighton. If he subsequently got Sunderland into the top 6, then his next move would be Man-City, Man-Utd or preferably from his point of view, Chelsea. Actually seeing as how Sunderland have just knocked out Man-Utd, I would wager a bet that, if it came to a vote, most Man-Utd fans would prefer Gus to Moyes at the moment! It won't happen because Fergie and co, would look very silly if Moyes was sacked now.
I agree it is probably Gus' plan to do well with Sunderland and hope that leads to a job with a bigger club. What I don't get is the negative tone you seem to say it with. Isn't every Manager in the game trying to get to the top? Because Gus is doing it, people seem to criticise him for it. If he is always on a upward movement, it means he must be doing well for the club he's with at the time. If he leaves each club in a better state than he arrived (he did this and more with us), I don't see why anyone would complain.

He helped us along the way and I believe he will do the same with Sunderland. If that leads to him managing a top team he has a real affinity with then good for him. It's just good for us we were able to use his talents on his way.

Well done Gus. Keep up the good work (Sunderland had more possession than Man Utd at Old Trafford tonight!)! Hopefully, we can join you in the Premiership very soon.
[quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: Following on from my last post, the main point I meant to make was that, like Vegas, Gus will stay at Sunderland as long as his ratings continue to rise. Once he gets them established in mid-table or better, he will be looking for an opportunity to manage one of the top 6 English clubs. Sunderland will then become another Brighton. If he subsequently got Sunderland into the top 6, then his next move would be Man-City, Man-Utd or preferably from his point of view, Chelsea. Actually seeing as how Sunderland have just knocked out Man-Utd, I would wager a bet that, if it came to a vote, most Man-Utd fans would prefer Gus to Moyes at the moment! It won't happen because Fergie and co, would look very silly if Moyes was sacked now.[/p][/quote]I agree it is probably Gus' plan to do well with Sunderland and hope that leads to a job with a bigger club. What I don't get is the negative tone you seem to say it with. Isn't every Manager in the game trying to get to the top? Because Gus is doing it, people seem to criticise him for it. If he is always on a upward movement, it means he must be doing well for the club he's with at the time. If he leaves each club in a better state than he arrived (he did this and more with us), I don't see why anyone would complain. He helped us along the way and I believe he will do the same with Sunderland. If that leads to him managing a top team he has a real affinity with then good for him. It's just good for us we were able to use his talents on his way. Well done Gus. Keep up the good work (Sunderland had more possession than Man Utd at Old Trafford tonight!)! Hopefully, we can join you in the Premiership very soon. WestStander17
  • Score: 2

2:12am Thu 23 Jan 14

mark by the sea says...

You all bang on about fair play rules... We have two strikers back soon... And we were going to sign grabban? Unless we are going 442 I can't get my head around it! Surely a loan like sharp till end of season would have been the answer? Let's hope the suits don't push them to quickly to play.
You all bang on about fair play rules... We have two strikers back soon... And we were going to sign grabban? Unless we are going 442 I can't get my head around it! Surely a loan like sharp till end of season would have been the answer? Let's hope the suits don't push them to quickly to play. mark by the sea
  • Score: 0

2:21am Thu 23 Jan 14

Vince says...

Yes, well-done Gus, and yes he was the right man in the right place for us -an inspired choice who got us onto the biggest stage we'd had for 20 years just in time for our first ever season in our new stadium. perfect timing - perfect theatre - and even the football league were "on-side" by giving us a home game against the very same team who featured in the memorable last-ever game at the Goldstone. Both games were vital in their own way, and both were close Albion wins - the first a massive step to preserving our football league status, the second setting us on the way to top the division after 6 games.

But why did Gus have to be so disrespectful to our fans? - I haven't heard a good word from him about us since he left. We have some of the best supporters in the country, and our away following has been one of the best for many, many years now. It was all sour grapes at the end - as he was solely concerned with himself and not the club and it's supporters. If the rumours are true about him only turning up 30 minutes before kick-off in our vital second leg v CP, then it is disgraceful, and disrespectful to all the fans who have supported our beloved club for so many years, no matter what B&B had done behind the scenes to upset him so much.
I was at the match, and observed how sullen and disinterested Poyet looked throughout the second half - like a madman who destroys everything he has worked for.
Yes, well-done Gus, and yes he was the right man in the right place for us -an inspired choice who got us onto the biggest stage we'd had for 20 years just in time for our first ever season in our new stadium. perfect timing - perfect theatre - and even the football league were "on-side" by giving us a home game against the very same team who featured in the memorable last-ever game at the Goldstone. Both games were vital in their own way, and both were close Albion wins - the first a massive step to preserving our football league status, the second setting us on the way to top the division after 6 games. But why did Gus have to be so disrespectful to our fans? - I haven't heard a good word from him about us since he left. We have some of the best supporters in the country, and our away following has been one of the best for many, many years now. It was all sour grapes at the end - as he was solely concerned with himself and not the club and it's supporters. If the rumours are true about him only turning up 30 minutes before kick-off in our vital second leg v CP, then it is disgraceful, and disrespectful to all the fans who have supported our beloved club for so many years, no matter what B&B had done behind the scenes to upset him so much. I was at the match, and observed how sullen and disinterested Poyet looked throughout the second half - like a madman who destroys everything he has worked for. Vince
  • Score: 5

3:33am Thu 23 Jan 14

WestStander17 says...

Vince wrote:
Yes, well-done Gus, and yes he was the right man in the right place for us -an inspired choice who got us onto the biggest stage we'd had for 20 years just in time for our first ever season in our new stadium. perfect timing - perfect theatre - and even the football league were "on-side" by giving us a home game against the very same team who featured in the memorable last-ever game at the Goldstone. Both games were vital in their own way, and both were close Albion wins - the first a massive step to preserving our football league status, the second setting us on the way to top the division after 6 games. But why did Gus have to be so disrespectful to our fans? - I haven't heard a good word from him about us since he left. We have some of the best supporters in the country, and our away following has been one of the best for many, many years now. It was all sour grapes at the end - as he was solely concerned with himself and not the club and it's supporters. If the rumours are true about him only turning up 30 minutes before kick-off in our vital second leg v CP, then it is disgraceful, and disrespectful to all the fans who have supported our beloved club for so many years, no matter what B&B had done behind the scenes to upset him so much. I was at the match, and observed how sullen and disinterested Poyet looked throughout the second half - like a madman who destroys everything he has worked for.
I'm sure Brighton will always hold fond memories for Gus as we gave him the opportunity to show what he could do. He has taken his chance. Good luck to him. No reason why we can't join him with the big boys soon if we get our act together.
[quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: Yes, well-done Gus, and yes he was the right man in the right place for us -an inspired choice who got us onto the biggest stage we'd had for 20 years just in time for our first ever season in our new stadium. perfect timing - perfect theatre - and even the football league were "on-side" by giving us a home game against the very same team who featured in the memorable last-ever game at the Goldstone. Both games were vital in their own way, and both were close Albion wins - the first a massive step to preserving our football league status, the second setting us on the way to top the division after 6 games. But why did Gus have to be so disrespectful to our fans? - I haven't heard a good word from him about us since he left. We have some of the best supporters in the country, and our away following has been one of the best for many, many years now. It was all sour grapes at the end - as he was solely concerned with himself and not the club and it's supporters. If the rumours are true about him only turning up 30 minutes before kick-off in our vital second leg v CP, then it is disgraceful, and disrespectful to all the fans who have supported our beloved club for so many years, no matter what B&B had done behind the scenes to upset him so much. I was at the match, and observed how sullen and disinterested Poyet looked throughout the second half - like a madman who destroys everything he has worked for.[/p][/quote]I'm sure Brighton will always hold fond memories for Gus as we gave him the opportunity to show what he could do. He has taken his chance. Good luck to him. No reason why we can't join him with the big boys soon if we get our act together. WestStander17
  • Score: 4

4:17am Thu 23 Jan 14

albionbloke says...

Vince wrote:
Yes, well-done Gus, and yes he was the right man in the right place for us -an inspired choice who got us onto the biggest stage we'd had for 20 years just in time for our first ever season in our new stadium. perfect timing - perfect theatre - and even the football league were "on-side" by giving us a home game against the very same team who featured in the memorable last-ever game at the Goldstone. Both games were vital in their own way, and both were close Albion wins - the first a massive step to preserving our football league status, the second setting us on the way to top the division after 6 games.

But why did Gus have to be so disrespectful to our fans? - I haven't heard a good word from him about us since he left. We have some of the best supporters in the country, and our away following has been one of the best for many, many years now. It was all sour grapes at the end - as he was solely concerned with himself and not the club and it's supporters. If the rumours are true about him only turning up 30 minutes before kick-off in our vital second leg v CP, then it is disgraceful, and disrespectful to all the fans who have supported our beloved club for so many years, no matter what B&B had done behind the scenes to upset him so much.
I was at the match, and observed how sullen and disinterested Poyet looked throughout the second half - like a madman who destroys everything he has worked for.
An egomaniac....pure and simple.
[quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: Yes, well-done Gus, and yes he was the right man in the right place for us -an inspired choice who got us onto the biggest stage we'd had for 20 years just in time for our first ever season in our new stadium. perfect timing - perfect theatre - and even the football league were "on-side" by giving us a home game against the very same team who featured in the memorable last-ever game at the Goldstone. Both games were vital in their own way, and both were close Albion wins - the first a massive step to preserving our football league status, the second setting us on the way to top the division after 6 games. But why did Gus have to be so disrespectful to our fans? - I haven't heard a good word from him about us since he left. We have some of the best supporters in the country, and our away following has been one of the best for many, many years now. It was all sour grapes at the end - as he was solely concerned with himself and not the club and it's supporters. If the rumours are true about him only turning up 30 minutes before kick-off in our vital second leg v CP, then it is disgraceful, and disrespectful to all the fans who have supported our beloved club for so many years, no matter what B&B had done behind the scenes to upset him so much. I was at the match, and observed how sullen and disinterested Poyet looked throughout the second half - like a madman who destroys everything he has worked for.[/p][/quote]An egomaniac....pure and simple. albionbloke
  • Score: -3

9:05am Thu 23 Jan 14

raymondo999 says...

Do you think the messy end to Gus' time at the Albion would have happened if dick Knight was still in charge?
Do you think the messy end to Gus' time at the Albion would have happened if dick Knight was still in charge? raymondo999
  • Score: -3

9:18am Thu 23 Jan 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

mark by the sea wrote:
You all bang on about fair play rules... We have two strikers back soon... And we were going to sign grabban? Unless we are going 442 I can't get my head around it! Surely a loan like sharp till end of season would have been the answer? Let's hope the suits don't push them to quickly to play.
You really don't get it, do you?
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: You all bang on about fair play rules... We have two strikers back soon... And we were going to sign grabban? Unless we are going 442 I can't get my head around it! Surely a loan like sharp till end of season would have been the answer? Let's hope the suits don't push them to quickly to play.[/p][/quote]You really don't get it, do you? Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 3

1:15pm Thu 23 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

The main point I was making about Gus is that, right now the Sunderland fans are looking at Gus as their hero, they, like many fans of Brighton, will put him on a pedestal but the fans adoration will mean nothing to him. The boardroom support will count for nothing. Gus is looking for HIS next opportunity, Brighton and Sunderland are just stepping stones. I just hope that the Sunderland fans don't get the slap in the face that we got come next summer. If he saves them from relegation he probably will get an offer, and he will go if it suits him. WARNING, don't become too attached.
The main point I was making about Gus is that, right now the Sunderland fans are looking at Gus as their hero, they, like many fans of Brighton, will put him on a pedestal but the fans adoration will mean nothing to him. The boardroom support will count for nothing. Gus is looking for HIS next opportunity, Brighton and Sunderland are just stepping stones. I just hope that the Sunderland fans don't get the slap in the face that we got come next summer. If he saves them from relegation he probably will get an offer, and he will go if it suits him. WARNING, don't become too attached. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

2:14pm Thu 23 Jan 14

and another thing.... says...

WestStander17 wrote:
Vince wrote:
Following on from my last post, the main point I meant to make was that, like Vegas, Gus will stay at Sunderland as long as his ratings continue to rise. Once he gets them established in mid-table or better, he will be looking for an opportunity to manage one of the top 6 English clubs. Sunderland will then become another Brighton. If he subsequently got Sunderland into the top 6, then his next move would be Man-City, Man-Utd or preferably from his point of view, Chelsea. Actually seeing as how Sunderland have just knocked out Man-Utd, I would wager a bet that, if it came to a vote, most Man-Utd fans would prefer Gus to Moyes at the moment! It won't happen because Fergie and co, would look very silly if Moyes was sacked now.
I agree it is probably Gus' plan to do well with Sunderland and hope that leads to a job with a bigger club. What I don't get is the negative tone you seem to say it with. Isn't every Manager in the game trying to get to the top? Because Gus is doing it, people seem to criticise him for it. If he is always on a upward movement, it means he must be doing well for the club he's with at the time. If he leaves each club in a better state than he arrived (he did this and more with us), I don't see why anyone would complain.

He helped us along the way and I believe he will do the same with Sunderland. If that leads to him managing a top team he has a real affinity with then good for him. It's just good for us we were able to use his talents on his way.

Well done Gus. Keep up the good work (Sunderland had more possession than Man Utd at Old Trafford tonight!)! Hopefully, we can join you in the Premiership very soon.
Within reason, I don't care how pleasant or otherwise our manager is. I don't think many would say Brian Clough was a particularly warm human being.... but he was a helluva good manager.
In any assessment of Poyet, we must surely separate the man from the actions. As a manager, he performed well for us; he behaved badly towards the end and left. Now he is doing a good job for Sunderland and may well save the club from relegation. I think Sunderland fans would settle for that, whether they find the man personable or not.
We have already experienced a period of disappointment and self assessment over the final Poyet weeks. Let's look forward and wish Sunderland well (please note I endorse the club's ambitions, NOT the manager's even though they may coincide at the moment)
[quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: Following on from my last post, the main point I meant to make was that, like Vegas, Gus will stay at Sunderland as long as his ratings continue to rise. Once he gets them established in mid-table or better, he will be looking for an opportunity to manage one of the top 6 English clubs. Sunderland will then become another Brighton. If he subsequently got Sunderland into the top 6, then his next move would be Man-City, Man-Utd or preferably from his point of view, Chelsea. Actually seeing as how Sunderland have just knocked out Man-Utd, I would wager a bet that, if it came to a vote, most Man-Utd fans would prefer Gus to Moyes at the moment! It won't happen because Fergie and co, would look very silly if Moyes was sacked now.[/p][/quote]I agree it is probably Gus' plan to do well with Sunderland and hope that leads to a job with a bigger club. What I don't get is the negative tone you seem to say it with. Isn't every Manager in the game trying to get to the top? Because Gus is doing it, people seem to criticise him for it. If he is always on a upward movement, it means he must be doing well for the club he's with at the time. If he leaves each club in a better state than he arrived (he did this and more with us), I don't see why anyone would complain. He helped us along the way and I believe he will do the same with Sunderland. If that leads to him managing a top team he has a real affinity with then good for him. It's just good for us we were able to use his talents on his way. Well done Gus. Keep up the good work (Sunderland had more possession than Man Utd at Old Trafford tonight!)! Hopefully, we can join you in the Premiership very soon.[/p][/quote]Within reason, I don't care how pleasant or otherwise our manager is. I don't think many would say Brian Clough was a particularly warm human being.... but he was a helluva good manager. In any assessment of Poyet, we must surely separate the man from the actions. As a manager, he performed well for us; he behaved badly towards the end and left. Now he is doing a good job for Sunderland and may well save the club from relegation. I think Sunderland fans would settle for that, whether they find the man personable or not. We have already experienced a period of disappointment and self assessment over the final Poyet weeks. Let's look forward and wish Sunderland well (please note I endorse the club's ambitions, NOT the manager's even though they may coincide at the moment) and another thing....
  • Score: 2

2:16pm Thu 23 Jan 14

and another thing.... says...

and another thing.... wrote:
WestStander17 wrote:
Vince wrote:
Following on from my last post, the main point I meant to make was that, like Vegas, Gus will stay at Sunderland as long as his ratings continue to rise. Once he gets them established in mid-table or better, he will be looking for an opportunity to manage one of the top 6 English clubs. Sunderland will then become another Brighton. If he subsequently got Sunderland into the top 6, then his next move would be Man-City, Man-Utd or preferably from his point of view, Chelsea. Actually seeing as how Sunderland have just knocked out Man-Utd, I would wager a bet that, if it came to a vote, most Man-Utd fans would prefer Gus to Moyes at the moment! It won't happen because Fergie and co, would look very silly if Moyes was sacked now.
I agree it is probably Gus' plan to do well with Sunderland and hope that leads to a job with a bigger club. What I don't get is the negative tone you seem to say it with. Isn't every Manager in the game trying to get to the top? Because Gus is doing it, people seem to criticise him for it. If he is always on a upward movement, it means he must be doing well for the club he's with at the time. If he leaves each club in a better state than he arrived (he did this and more with us), I don't see why anyone would complain.

He helped us along the way and I believe he will do the same with Sunderland. If that leads to him managing a top team he has a real affinity with then good for him. It's just good for us we were able to use his talents on his way.

Well done Gus. Keep up the good work (Sunderland had more possession than Man Utd at Old Trafford tonight!)! Hopefully, we can join you in the Premiership very soon.
Within reason, I don't care how pleasant or otherwise our manager is. I don't think many would say Brian Clough was a particularly warm human being.... but he was a helluva good manager.
In any assessment of Poyet, we must surely separate the man from the actions. As a manager, he performed well for us; he behaved badly towards the end and left. Now he is doing a good job for Sunderland and may well save the club from relegation. I think Sunderland fans would settle for that, whether they find the man personable or not.
We have already experienced a period of disappointment and self assessment over the final Poyet weeks. Let's look forward and wish Sunderland well (please note I endorse the club's ambitions, NOT the manager's even though they may coincide at the moment)
...perhaps I should have added that Clough was a good manager for MOST of the clubs he served, LOL!
[quote][p][bold]and another thing....[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: Following on from my last post, the main point I meant to make was that, like Vegas, Gus will stay at Sunderland as long as his ratings continue to rise. Once he gets them established in mid-table or better, he will be looking for an opportunity to manage one of the top 6 English clubs. Sunderland will then become another Brighton. If he subsequently got Sunderland into the top 6, then his next move would be Man-City, Man-Utd or preferably from his point of view, Chelsea. Actually seeing as how Sunderland have just knocked out Man-Utd, I would wager a bet that, if it came to a vote, most Man-Utd fans would prefer Gus to Moyes at the moment! It won't happen because Fergie and co, would look very silly if Moyes was sacked now.[/p][/quote]I agree it is probably Gus' plan to do well with Sunderland and hope that leads to a job with a bigger club. What I don't get is the negative tone you seem to say it with. Isn't every Manager in the game trying to get to the top? Because Gus is doing it, people seem to criticise him for it. If he is always on a upward movement, it means he must be doing well for the club he's with at the time. If he leaves each club in a better state than he arrived (he did this and more with us), I don't see why anyone would complain. He helped us along the way and I believe he will do the same with Sunderland. If that leads to him managing a top team he has a real affinity with then good for him. It's just good for us we were able to use his talents on his way. Well done Gus. Keep up the good work (Sunderland had more possession than Man Utd at Old Trafford tonight!)! Hopefully, we can join you in the Premiership very soon.[/p][/quote]Within reason, I don't care how pleasant or otherwise our manager is. I don't think many would say Brian Clough was a particularly warm human being.... but he was a helluva good manager. In any assessment of Poyet, we must surely separate the man from the actions. As a manager, he performed well for us; he behaved badly towards the end and left. Now he is doing a good job for Sunderland and may well save the club from relegation. I think Sunderland fans would settle for that, whether they find the man personable or not. We have already experienced a period of disappointment and self assessment over the final Poyet weeks. Let's look forward and wish Sunderland well (please note I endorse the club's ambitions, NOT the manager's even though they may coincide at the moment)[/p][/quote]...perhaps I should have added that Clough was a good manager for MOST of the clubs he served, LOL! and another thing....
  • Score: 2

4:05pm Thu 23 Jan 14

tinker111 says...

brightonup wrote:
Withdean-er wrote:
and another thing.... wrote:
Withdean-er wrote:
Pleased for Hoskins.


But another day of no new senior players signed by the Albion is this fast expiring transfer window. This despite banking £800k for Barnes, having a club income as great as anyone else in the Championship, and saving the wages on Barnes, El Abd and Barker.

Come on Burke .... we're still waiting for the signings that will give everyone a lift and confirm we are serious about finishing in the top 6.
Yes, but who do you have in mind to buy??
No point in spending money on players who will not strengthen the team!
That's the job of Burke and his network of scouts. It's their full time occupation, and Burke at least is paid handsomely for it.

How many Albion fans had heard of Ulloa, David Lopez, Calderon, before they signed.

Once again, over to Burke.
Fair enough.
Unfortunately, I get the feeling that the players you mention were 'found' by Poyet!
YES GREAT GUS SO GOOD TO SEE HIME ON TELT LAST EVENING HE CAN SURE LIFT A TEAM ???? OG ????
[quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]and another thing....[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: Pleased for Hoskins. But another day of no new senior players signed by the Albion is this fast expiring transfer window. This despite banking £800k for Barnes, having a club income as great as anyone else in the Championship, and saving the wages on Barnes, El Abd and Barker. Come on Burke .... we're still waiting for the signings that will give everyone a lift and confirm we are serious about finishing in the top 6.[/p][/quote]Yes, but who do you have in mind to buy?? No point in spending money on players who will not strengthen the team![/p][/quote]That's the job of Burke and his network of scouts. It's their full time occupation, and Burke at least is paid handsomely for it. How many Albion fans had heard of Ulloa, David Lopez, Calderon, before they signed. Once again, over to Burke.[/p][/quote]Fair enough. Unfortunately, I get the feeling that the players you mention were 'found' by Poyet![/p][/quote]YES GREAT GUS SO GOOD TO SEE HIME ON TELT LAST EVENING HE CAN SURE LIFT A TEAM ???? OG ???? tinker111
  • Score: 0

7:11pm Thu 23 Jan 14

OldGull says...

ringtone wrote:
We would have been at wembley in the play off final if the purse strings had not been cut.

Our loss, black cats gain.
How did the purse strings affect Gus's negative approach to the 2nd leg?
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: We would have been at wembley in the play off final if the purse strings had not been cut. Our loss, black cats gain.[/p][/quote]How did the purse strings affect Gus's negative approach to the 2nd leg? OldGull
  • Score: 1

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