Transfer window watch: Bridcutt heading to Sunderland

Liam Bridcutt

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Liam Bridcutt is closing in on his long-awaited move to Sunderland.

The midfielder is heading north for a medical with the clubs believed to have agreed a fee of around £3 million.

A move to the Stadium of Light would end weeks of doubt over the future of the midfielder, who put in a transfer request earlier this month.

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11:12am Thu 30 Jan 14

Tonyuk175 says...

Selling him on the Cheap!!!

Is Wickham coming to us on loan as part of Deal!

Are we getting anything out of this at all or have we bottled it COMPLETELY

New Stadium, new training ground, but was Gus Right have WE the AMBITION

UTA, but one disappointed Fan
Selling him on the Cheap!!! Is Wickham coming to us on loan as part of Deal! Are we getting anything out of this at all or have we bottled it COMPLETELY New Stadium, new training ground, but was Gus Right have WE the AMBITION UTA, but one disappointed Fan Tonyuk175
  • Score: -31

11:13am Thu 30 Jan 14

tug509 says...

Why does the sky news tickertape say he was sold for 2.5m ?.
Why does the sky news tickertape say he was sold for 2.5m ?. tug509
  • Score: -5

11:13am Thu 30 Jan 14

Baldseagull says...

£3M is at the lower end of what I thought he would go for, I hope there is a sell on clause or some other enhancement to the deal.
£3M is at the lower end of what I thought he would go for, I hope there is a sell on clause or some other enhancement to the deal. Baldseagull
  • Score: 14

11:14am Thu 30 Jan 14

CumbrianSeagull says...

Let's hope it not for the reported £2.5m from 'Sky Sources'. Cant believe we would just give him away for that amount
Let's hope it not for the reported £2.5m from 'Sky Sources'. Cant believe we would just give him away for that amount CumbrianSeagull
  • Score: 11

11:15am Thu 30 Jan 14

happyguy25 says...

About time that this is sorted lets get him out and get craig conway in and a few more players to make a big push for the play off places.
We dont need bridcutt we have rohan ince who is getting better every time lets get to the promised land of the premership
About time that this is sorted lets get him out and get craig conway in and a few more players to make a big push for the play off places. We dont need bridcutt we have rohan ince who is getting better every time lets get to the promised land of the premership happyguy25
  • Score: 29

11:16am Thu 30 Jan 14

Carter_Cooldancer says...

Would I prefer it if Liam stayed? Absolutely?
Do I want Liam part of this club but sitting in the shadows with a downer and contributing negatively to the dressing room? Absolutely not.
Is £3M (as reported) a bargain for Sunderland and a bad deal for the Albion? I don't think so, it is £3M profit and we have show we can compete without him, thanks to the young talent we have.
Do I want this saga finished so we can invest in players to drive us onwards and upwards int the playoffs? Of course and I believe this transfer will trigger 3-4 signings.

Come on you Seagulls!

P.S. Thank you for your amazing contribution Liam and I personally wish you all the best.
Would I prefer it if Liam stayed? Absolutely? Do I want Liam part of this club but sitting in the shadows with a downer and contributing negatively to the dressing room? Absolutely not. Is £3M (as reported) a bargain for Sunderland and a bad deal for the Albion? I don't think so, it is £3M profit and we have show we can compete without him, thanks to the young talent we have. Do I want this saga finished so we can invest in players to drive us onwards and upwards int the playoffs? Of course and I believe this transfer will trigger 3-4 signings. Come on you Seagulls! P.S. Thank you for your amazing contribution Liam and I personally wish you all the best. Carter_Cooldancer
  • Score: 74

11:16am Thu 30 Jan 14

Tonyuk175 says...

happyguy25 wrote:
About time that this is sorted lets get him out and get craig conway in and a few more players to make a big push for the play off places. We dont need bridcutt we have rohan ince who is getting better every time lets get to the promised land of the premership
i do totally agree in getting rid but why not demand the correct price!!!
[quote][p][bold]happyguy25[/bold] wrote: About time that this is sorted lets get him out and get craig conway in and a few more players to make a big push for the play off places. We dont need bridcutt we have rohan ince who is getting better every time lets get to the promised land of the premership[/p][/quote]i do totally agree in getting rid but why not demand the correct price!!! Tonyuk175
  • Score: 8

11:18am Thu 30 Jan 14

Hector66 says...

that's way too cheap.
that's way too cheap. Hector66
  • Score: 6

11:18am Thu 30 Jan 14

Brightony says...

Don't want to see him go but no point in forcing him to stay. At the end of the day he's been a great servant and can only wish him well. 100% positive Sunderland will beat the drop - they have a great manager that knows how to motivate players. Lets hope we can settle down now as a team and focus on a strong challenge for the play-offs.
Don't want to see him go but no point in forcing him to stay. At the end of the day he's been a great servant and can only wish him well. 100% positive Sunderland will beat the drop - they have a great manager that knows how to motivate players. Lets hope we can settle down now as a team and focus on a strong challenge for the play-offs. Brightony
  • Score: 17

11:18am Thu 30 Jan 14

lonegull says...

Crazy fee, he still had plenty of time on his contract. Players should cost a premium in January window. Hope the quoted figures are wrong or we have some very large add ons.
Crazy fee, he still had plenty of time on his contract. Players should cost a premium in January window. Hope the quoted figures are wrong or we have some very large add ons. lonegull
  • Score: 7

11:20am Thu 30 Jan 14

BRIGHTONASH1966 says...

Not enough if its £2.5 million
Not enough if its £2.5 million BRIGHTONASH1966
  • Score: 12

11:24am Thu 30 Jan 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Tonyuk175 wrote:
Selling him on the Cheap!!!

Is Wickham coming to us on loan as part of Deal!

Are we getting anything out of this at all or have we bottled it COMPLETELY

New Stadium, new training ground, but was Gus Right have WE the AMBITION

UTA, but one disappointed Fan
"Are we getting anything out of this at all"

Er, about £3m?
[quote][p][bold]Tonyuk175[/bold] wrote: Selling him on the Cheap!!! Is Wickham coming to us on loan as part of Deal! Are we getting anything out of this at all or have we bottled it COMPLETELY New Stadium, new training ground, but was Gus Right have WE the AMBITION UTA, but one disappointed Fan[/p][/quote]"Are we getting anything out of this at all" Er, about £3m? Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 2

11:25am Thu 30 Jan 14

Grendel says...

Carter_Cooldancer wrote:
Would I prefer it if Liam stayed? Absolutely?
Do I want Liam part of this club but sitting in the shadows with a downer and contributing negatively to the dressing room? Absolutely not.
Is £3M (as reported) a bargain for Sunderland and a bad deal for the Albion? I don't think so, it is £3M profit and we have show we can compete without him, thanks to the young talent we have.
Do I want this saga finished so we can invest in players to drive us onwards and upwards int the playoffs? Of course and I believe this transfer will trigger 3-4 signings.

Come on you Seagulls!

P.S. Thank you for your amazing contribution Liam and I personally wish you all the best.
Spot on.
[quote][p][bold]Carter_Cooldancer[/bold] wrote: Would I prefer it if Liam stayed? Absolutely? Do I want Liam part of this club but sitting in the shadows with a downer and contributing negatively to the dressing room? Absolutely not. Is £3M (as reported) a bargain for Sunderland and a bad deal for the Albion? I don't think so, it is £3M profit and we have show we can compete without him, thanks to the young talent we have. Do I want this saga finished so we can invest in players to drive us onwards and upwards int the playoffs? Of course and I believe this transfer will trigger 3-4 signings. Come on you Seagulls! P.S. Thank you for your amazing contribution Liam and I personally wish you all the best.[/p][/quote]Spot on. Grendel
  • Score: 8

11:25am Thu 30 Jan 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

tug509 wrote:
Why does the sky news tickertape say he was sold for 2.5m ?.
Sky says £2.5m, John Percy says £3m, Manish Bhasin says nearer £4m. Who knows? At least the whole episode is drawing, as we all thought it would, to a close.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Why does the sky news tickertape say he was sold for 2.5m ?.[/p][/quote]Sky says £2.5m, John Percy says £3m, Manish Bhasin says nearer £4m. Who knows? At least the whole episode is drawing, as we all thought it would, to a close. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 4

11:26am Thu 30 Jan 14

daveyboy35 says...

If it is 2.5 million then that is a **** joke!!! Not a selling club my ****, he's our best player ffs
If it is 2.5 million then that is a **** joke!!! Not a selling club my ****, he's our best player ffs daveyboy35
  • Score: -9

11:30am Thu 30 Jan 14

Tonyuk175 says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Tonyuk175 wrote: Selling him on the Cheap!!! Is Wickham coming to us on loan as part of Deal! Are we getting anything out of this at all or have we bottled it COMPLETELY New Stadium, new training ground, but was Gus Right have WE the AMBITION UTA, but one disappointed Fan
"Are we getting anything out of this at all" Er, about £3m?
£3mil? Exactly ! not enough for our best player over last 2 seasons? does this include Wickham like stated the other day?

Are we getting anything out of this? as a team will money buy a replacement of his ability??? i dont think so.... so Arnie many thanks for your smart comment and pointing out that we will get about £3mil personnally i cant see this as benefitting us...
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tonyuk175[/bold] wrote: Selling him on the Cheap!!! Is Wickham coming to us on loan as part of Deal! Are we getting anything out of this at all or have we bottled it COMPLETELY New Stadium, new training ground, but was Gus Right have WE the AMBITION UTA, but one disappointed Fan[/p][/quote]"Are we getting anything out of this at all" Er, about £3m?[/p][/quote]£3mil? Exactly ! not enough for our best player over last 2 seasons? does this include Wickham like stated the other day? Are we getting anything out of this? as a team will money buy a replacement of his ability??? i dont think so.... so Arnie many thanks for your smart comment and pointing out that we will get about £3mil personnally i cant see this as benefitting us... Tonyuk175
  • Score: -4

11:33am Thu 30 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

I wish Liam well for what he has done for our club over the past seasons.

He has lost my respect to some degree this past few weeks... I wish he would have left us under more positive circumstances.

He deserves his chance and I'm glad this mess is finally over.

Roll on a few quality additions to the squad and would the senior management team now please sort out Upson & Kuz with new contracts
I wish Liam well for what he has done for our club over the past seasons. He has lost my respect to some degree this past few weeks... I wish he would have left us under more positive circumstances. He deserves his chance and I'm glad this mess is finally over. Roll on a few quality additions to the squad and would the senior management team now please sort out Upson & Kuz with new contracts SMF20
  • Score: 13

11:35am Thu 30 Jan 14

pablobrowno says...

Fee will be undisclosed and probably has add ons for appearances etc. Noting to worry about, the club know what they are doing a little more than some on here i would suspect!!

Indeed let's now have positive news of signings, but don't forget we need quality not just numbers so the Charlton lad would be great, Conway and a CB. If Buckley stays do we need anyone else with CMS and Hosko returning, also Obika to pick up the "bench" role? We are not going to sign a big name striker to come and sit on the bench be realistic!
Fee will be undisclosed and probably has add ons for appearances etc. Noting to worry about, the club know what they are doing a little more than some on here i would suspect!! Indeed let's now have positive news of signings, but don't forget we need quality not just numbers so the Charlton lad would be great, Conway and a CB. If Buckley stays do we need anyone else with CMS and Hosko returning, also Obika to pick up the "bench" role? We are not going to sign a big name striker to come and sit on the bench be realistic! pablobrowno
  • Score: 14

11:36am Thu 30 Jan 14

cybergu11y says...

I like many are so disappointed to see Liam go but.....
Is it a done deal?
Will we ever know he true figure he was sold for?
Will we now be able to strengthen our squad?
How will this affect the remainder of our squad in terms of morale?
Only time will tell and all true supporters whilst saddened by this news, will keep the faith. It is now time for the youngsters to step up to the challenge.
I like many are so disappointed to see Liam go but..... Is it a done deal? Will we ever know he true figure he was sold for? Will we now be able to strengthen our squad? How will this affect the remainder of our squad in terms of morale? Only time will tell and all true supporters whilst saddened by this news, will keep the faith. It is now time for the youngsters to step up to the challenge. cybergu11y
  • Score: 8

11:40am Thu 30 Jan 14

college says...

if it's 2.5m then gus has missed his vocation, he should have been a urologist because he's taking the p**s completely
if it's 2.5m then gus has missed his vocation, he should have been a urologist because he's taking the p**s completely college
  • Score: 12

11:45am Thu 30 Jan 14

jockithenoo says...

Tonyuk175 wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Tonyuk175 wrote: Selling him on the Cheap!!! Is Wickham coming to us on loan as part of Deal! Are we getting anything out of this at all or have we bottled it COMPLETELY New Stadium, new training ground, but was Gus Right have WE the AMBITION UTA, but one disappointed Fan
"Are we getting anything out of this at all" Er, about £3m?
£3mil? Exactly ! not enough for our best player over last 2 seasons? does this include Wickham like stated the other day?

Are we getting anything out of this? as a team will money buy a replacement of his ability??? i dont think so.... so Arnie many thanks for your smart comment and pointing out that we will get about £3mil personnally i cant see this as benefitting us...
Imo it's a profit £3 million.
We still have a squad capable of doing it for Albion. Good luck Liam male the most of it as it's a short career secure you're future and thank you for being anAlbion star good luck
WE MARCH ON
UTA
[quote][p][bold]Tonyuk175[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tonyuk175[/bold] wrote: Selling him on the Cheap!!! Is Wickham coming to us on loan as part of Deal! Are we getting anything out of this at all or have we bottled it COMPLETELY New Stadium, new training ground, but was Gus Right have WE the AMBITION UTA, but one disappointed Fan[/p][/quote]"Are we getting anything out of this at all" Er, about £3m?[/p][/quote]£3mil? Exactly ! not enough for our best player over last 2 seasons? does this include Wickham like stated the other day? Are we getting anything out of this? as a team will money buy a replacement of his ability??? i dont think so.... so Arnie many thanks for your smart comment and pointing out that we will get about £3mil personnally i cant see this as benefitting us...[/p][/quote]Imo it's a profit £3 million. We still have a squad capable of doing it for Albion. Good luck Liam male the most of it as it's a short career secure you're future and thank you for being anAlbion star good luck WE MARCH ON UTA jockithenoo
  • Score: 12

11:47am Thu 30 Jan 14

Steveg1958 says...

Sky sports reckon £2.5M, that's crap and smacks of desperation because the suits (yes suits) have screwed up and we have no money to spend unless Bridcut goes. People on here keep saying "don't keep blaming the suits" ie Barber and Burke. but I do blame them, quite obviously Gus was right, we had reached a ceiling and those two can't see further than pound signs, or lower league players, be it championship bottom half or worse.
No ambition this season and allowing Liam to go for that amount is plain stupid. unless we get Wickham as well !
Sky sports reckon £2.5M, that's crap and smacks of desperation because the suits (yes suits) have screwed up and we have no money to spend unless Bridcut goes. People on here keep saying "don't keep blaming the suits" ie Barber and Burke. but I do blame them, quite obviously Gus was right, we had reached a ceiling and those two can't see further than pound signs, or lower league players, be it championship bottom half or worse. No ambition this season and allowing Liam to go for that amount is plain stupid. unless we get Wickham as well ! Steveg1958
  • Score: -19

11:48am Thu 30 Jan 14

Aye Aye says...

Our squad is undoubtedly weaker without him but Liam Bridcutt should go with our blessing and gratitude for his significant contribution to our success.

Bon voyage LB and I hope things are all that you wish them to be at Sunderland.

Now let's get on with the business of building our squad for promotion!!
Our squad is undoubtedly weaker without him but Liam Bridcutt should go with our blessing and gratitude for his significant contribution to our success. Bon voyage LB and I hope things are all that you wish them to be at Sunderland. Now let's get on with the business of building our squad for promotion!! Aye Aye
  • Score: 10

11:50am Thu 30 Jan 14

Hector66 says...

it isn't 3m profit, or more likely 2.5m, because we are losing his contribution and that has to have a monetary value attributed to it, and then take from that the monetary value of the contribution of his replacement (Ince).

it is a p!ss poor deal for us, imo, but good luck to liam, he's been brilliant for us and as much as i don't want to say this, it is hats off to gus for getting such a terrific player for such an incredibly low price. i would have valued him at least at 4m.
it isn't 3m profit, or more likely 2.5m, because we are losing his contribution and that has to have a monetary value attributed to it, and then take from that the monetary value of the contribution of his replacement (Ince). it is a p!ss poor deal for us, imo, but good luck to liam, he's been brilliant for us and as much as i don't want to say this, it is hats off to gus for getting such a terrific player for such an incredibly low price. i would have valued him at least at 4m. Hector66
  • Score: -2

11:51am Thu 30 Jan 14

4everaseagull says...

In my view if we get £3m then good business for the club seeing as we got him for nowt. Will finally put an end to the saga as well, which I think if we were all honest we all expected it to end this way. I wish Liam well but I have said it on a previous post we shall be better off without him as Ince will be a far better player and so far this season we have shown we are able to cope without Liam whilst he was injured. Lets home the money can be spent wisely and re-invested into the squad with 2 or 3 coming in.
In my view if we get £3m then good business for the club seeing as we got him for nowt. Will finally put an end to the saga as well, which I think if we were all honest we all expected it to end this way. I wish Liam well but I have said it on a previous post we shall be better off without him as Ince will be a far better player and so far this season we have shown we are able to cope without Liam whilst he was injured. Lets home the money can be spent wisely and re-invested into the squad with 2 or 3 coming in. 4everaseagull
  • Score: 7

11:51am Thu 30 Jan 14

Steveg1958 says...

Also forgot to say If they are prepared to let him go now, why didn't they do it when he put in his request as we were already told that Sunderland had bid £2.5M ????? but of course this way the suits can say because it was agreed so late they had o time to get players in.! and they can then keep hold of the money.

That's Bull, we are all mushrooms as far as B+ B are concerned.
Also forgot to say If they are prepared to let him go now, why didn't they do it when he put in his request as we were already told that Sunderland had bid £2.5M ????? but of course this way the suits can say because it was agreed so late they had o time to get players in.! and they can then keep hold of the money. That's Bull, we are all mushrooms as far as B+ B are concerned. Steveg1958
  • Score: -21

11:53am Thu 30 Jan 14

SonnyJim55 says...

mugged off...again
mugged off...again SonnyJim55
  • Score: -8

11:54am Thu 30 Jan 14

AburridoEnTrabajo says...

And Buckley?
And Buckley? AburridoEnTrabajo
  • Score: 0

11:56am Thu 30 Jan 14

Gazza by the sea says...

Let's just hope he's in the mood to play when he gets there........
Let's just hope he's in the mood to play when he gets there........ Gazza by the sea
  • Score: 12

11:57am Thu 30 Jan 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Tonyuk175 wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Tonyuk175 wrote: Selling him on the Cheap!!! Is Wickham coming to us on loan as part of Deal! Are we getting anything out of this at all or have we bottled it COMPLETELY New Stadium, new training ground, but was Gus Right have WE the AMBITION UTA, but one disappointed Fan
"Are we getting anything out of this at all" Er, about £3m?
£3mil? Exactly ! not enough for our best player over last 2 seasons? does this include Wickham like stated the other day?

Are we getting anything out of this? as a team will money buy a replacement of his ability??? i dont think so.... so Arnie many thanks for your smart comment and pointing out that we will get about £3mil personnally i cant see this as benefitting us...
The money is partly going on Dale Stephens, who is a like-for-like replacement.
[quote][p][bold]Tonyuk175[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tonyuk175[/bold] wrote: Selling him on the Cheap!!! Is Wickham coming to us on loan as part of Deal! Are we getting anything out of this at all or have we bottled it COMPLETELY New Stadium, new training ground, but was Gus Right have WE the AMBITION UTA, but one disappointed Fan[/p][/quote]"Are we getting anything out of this at all" Er, about £3m?[/p][/quote]£3mil? Exactly ! not enough for our best player over last 2 seasons? does this include Wickham like stated the other day? Are we getting anything out of this? as a team will money buy a replacement of his ability??? i dont think so.... so Arnie many thanks for your smart comment and pointing out that we will get about £3mil personnally i cant see this as benefitting us...[/p][/quote]The money is partly going on Dale Stephens, who is a like-for-like replacement. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: -4

11:59am Thu 30 Jan 14

brighton bluenose says...

Assuming £2.5m without Wickham Bloom has bottled it!!
Assuming £2.5m without Wickham Bloom has bottled it!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: -9

12:01pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Chi Gull says...

£3m is a fair price for a player unproven at PL level. Hasn't scored for nearly 3 years. Fans often have an unrealistic view of player valuations - as do managers, when they are selling (too high) or buying (too low). It's human nature.

I wish him well and hope we spend the money wisely to strengthen our promotion challenge.
£3m is a fair price for a player unproven at PL level. Hasn't scored for nearly 3 years. Fans often have an unrealistic view of player valuations - as do managers, when they are selling (too high) or buying (too low). It's human nature. I wish him well and hope we spend the money wisely to strengthen our promotion challenge. Chi Gull
  • Score: 22

12:02pm Thu 30 Jan 14

tug509 says...

Steveg1958 wrote:
Sky sports reckon £2.5M, that's crap and smacks of desperation because the suits (yes suits) have screwed up and we have no money to spend unless Bridcut goes. People on here keep saying "don't keep blaming the suits" ie Barber and Burke. but I do blame them, quite obviously Gus was right, we had reached a ceiling and those two can't see further than pound signs, or lower league players, be it championship bottom half or worse.
No ambition this season and allowing Liam to go for that amount is plain stupid. unless we get Wickham as well !
You cant say that !!!!! heaven forbid anyone dare say ,B&B have made a right royal **** up of things ,pen pushers for accountancy and managers/coaches for choosing the squad !. the way it has always been ,and still should be . UTA
[quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: Sky sports reckon £2.5M, that's crap and smacks of desperation because the suits (yes suits) have screwed up and we have no money to spend unless Bridcut goes. People on here keep saying "don't keep blaming the suits" ie Barber and Burke. but I do blame them, quite obviously Gus was right, we had reached a ceiling and those two can't see further than pound signs, or lower league players, be it championship bottom half or worse. No ambition this season and allowing Liam to go for that amount is plain stupid. unless we get Wickham as well ![/p][/quote]You cant say that !!!!! heaven forbid anyone dare say ,B&B have made a right royal **** up of things ,pen pushers for accountancy and managers/coaches for choosing the squad !. the way it has always been ,and still should be . UTA tug509
  • Score: -8

12:02pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Steveg1958 wrote:
Also forgot to say If they are prepared to let him go now, why didn't they do it when he put in his request as we were already told that Sunderland had bid £2.5M ????? but of course this way the suits can say because it was agreed so late they had o time to get players in.! and they can then keep hold of the money.

That's Bull, we are all mushrooms as far as B+ B are concerned.
The original bid (which Sunderland claimed was final) was £2m, was it not? And we still don't know what the clubs have actually agreed on, so there is little point worrying about it at the moment (or indeed, ever).

£2.5m, £3m, whatever it is is still a club record. We've done okay this season without him and this Stephens fella could easily make us quickly forget Bridcutt.

Burke is also not a 'suit' in the way you use that pejorative. He was a decent non-league player in his day and has coaching qualifications, which makes him, as effectively chief scout, more of a 'tracksuit'.
[quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: Also forgot to say If they are prepared to let him go now, why didn't they do it when he put in his request as we were already told that Sunderland had bid £2.5M ????? but of course this way the suits can say because it was agreed so late they had o time to get players in.! and they can then keep hold of the money. That's Bull, we are all mushrooms as far as B+ B are concerned.[/p][/quote]The original bid (which Sunderland claimed was final) was £2m, was it not? And we still don't know what the clubs have actually agreed on, so there is little point worrying about it at the moment (or indeed, ever). £2.5m, £3m, whatever it is is still a club record. We've done okay this season without him and this Stephens fella could easily make us quickly forget Bridcutt. Burke is also not a 'suit' in the way you use that pejorative. He was a decent non-league player in his day and has coaching qualifications, which makes him, as effectively chief scout, more of a 'tracksuit'. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 18

12:03pm Thu 30 Jan 14

brighton bluenose says...

jockithenoo wrote:
Tonyuk175 wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Tonyuk175 wrote: Selling him on the Cheap!!! Is Wickham coming to us on loan as part of Deal! Are we getting anything out of this at all or have we bottled it COMPLETELY New Stadium, new training ground, but was Gus Right have WE the AMBITION UTA, but one disappointed Fan
"Are we getting anything out of this at all" Er, about £3m?
£3mil? Exactly ! not enough for our best player over last 2 seasons? does this include Wickham like stated the other day?

Are we getting anything out of this? as a team will money buy a replacement of his ability??? i dont think so.... so Arnie many thanks for your smart comment and pointing out that we will get about £3mil personnally i cant see this as benefitting us...
Imo it's a profit £3 million.
We still have a squad capable of doing it for Albion. Good luck Liam male the most of it as it's a short career secure you're future and thank you for being anAlbion star good luck
WE MARCH ON
UTA
It's irrelevant whether it's 'profit' or not - the point is 'what is his real value?' !!

And with Poyet last year saying he is a £5m player £2-3m aint enough - simple as that!!
[quote][p][bold]jockithenoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tonyuk175[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tonyuk175[/bold] wrote: Selling him on the Cheap!!! Is Wickham coming to us on loan as part of Deal! Are we getting anything out of this at all or have we bottled it COMPLETELY New Stadium, new training ground, but was Gus Right have WE the AMBITION UTA, but one disappointed Fan[/p][/quote]"Are we getting anything out of this at all" Er, about £3m?[/p][/quote]£3mil? Exactly ! not enough for our best player over last 2 seasons? does this include Wickham like stated the other day? Are we getting anything out of this? as a team will money buy a replacement of his ability??? i dont think so.... so Arnie many thanks for your smart comment and pointing out that we will get about £3mil personnally i cant see this as benefitting us...[/p][/quote]Imo it's a profit £3 million. We still have a squad capable of doing it for Albion. Good luck Liam male the most of it as it's a short career secure you're future and thank you for being anAlbion star good luck WE MARCH ON UTA[/p][/quote]It's irrelevant whether it's 'profit' or not - the point is 'what is his real value?' !! And with Poyet last year saying he is a £5m player £2-3m aint enough - simple as that!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: 7

12:03pm Thu 30 Jan 14

SeagullOverSelsey says...

SMF20 wrote:
I wish Liam well for what he has done for our club over the past seasons.

He has lost my respect to some degree this past few weeks... I wish he would have left us under more positive circumstances.

He deserves his chance and I'm glad this mess is finally over.

Roll on a few quality additions to the squad and would the senior management team now please sort out Upson & Kuz with new contracts
Kuz will go to a PL club if we are not promoted.That has always been his wish.
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: I wish Liam well for what he has done for our club over the past seasons. He has lost my respect to some degree this past few weeks... I wish he would have left us under more positive circumstances. He deserves his chance and I'm glad this mess is finally over. Roll on a few quality additions to the squad and would the senior management team now please sort out Upson & Kuz with new contracts[/p][/quote]Kuz will go to a PL club if we are not promoted.That has always been his wish. SeagullOverSelsey
  • Score: 4

12:07pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Steveg1958 says...

Before I get too many thumbs down, I do appreciate that whatever we get is profit as the lad cost nothing, but its the market value now that matters. I also wish Liam all the best and thank him for all his efforts, obviously Gus has turned Sunderland round now so good luck next year in the premier league
Before I get too many thumbs down, I do appreciate that whatever we get is profit as the lad cost nothing, but its the market value now that matters. I also wish Liam all the best and thank him for all his efforts, obviously Gus has turned Sunderland round now so good luck next year in the premier league Steveg1958
  • Score: 7

12:07pm Thu 30 Jan 14

cybergu11y says...

Lee Cattermole anyone?
Lee Cattermole anyone? cybergu11y
  • Score: -12

12:07pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Piglet1 says...

In the real world were never going to get the huge figures that some people on here have been suggesting. Bridcutt is untried in the Premiership and may not make it. The clubs stance has elicited another 25-50% from Sunderland and no doubt there will be add-ons that we do not know about.
As the player would never have been the same had he stayed we have done well in the circumstances and the criticism in some of the comments is in my opinion unfounded and not based upon reality in business.
I hope he does well but like others I regret the way he handled the situation at the end, it did not need to be like that and I suspect he may now realise that.
In the real world were never going to get the huge figures that some people on here have been suggesting. Bridcutt is untried in the Premiership and may not make it. The clubs stance has elicited another 25-50% from Sunderland and no doubt there will be add-ons that we do not know about. As the player would never have been the same had he stayed we have done well in the circumstances and the criticism in some of the comments is in my opinion unfounded and not based upon reality in business. I hope he does well but like others I regret the way he handled the situation at the end, it did not need to be like that and I suspect he may now realise that. Piglet1
  • Score: 12

12:11pm Thu 30 Jan 14

JaseBHA says...

It's a large profit in purely bald transfer fee terms, but that doesn't factor in the time and effort spent on his development. For a club with Premier League TV income, £2.5–£3m is hardly any risk at all; I'd have hoped to get more for one of our most influential players. As has been said here, I'd hope it's at the upper end of the quoted figures and/or has sell-on clause attached.
It's a large profit in purely bald transfer fee terms, but that doesn't factor in the time and effort spent on his development. For a club with Premier League TV income, £2.5–£3m is hardly any risk at all; I'd have hoped to get more for one of our most influential players. As has been said here, I'd hope it's at the upper end of the quoted figures and/or has sell-on clause attached. JaseBHA
  • Score: 5

12:11pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Aye Aye says...

brighton bluenose wrote:
Assuming £2.5m without Wickham Bloom has bottled it!!
We don't yet know the conditions of sale. There will almost certainly be a sell-on clause and, one assumes, an appearance-related increment. If it's £2.5m with no such conditions, I too would be surprised (and disappointed) that he went so cheaply.
[quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: Assuming £2.5m without Wickham Bloom has bottled it!![/p][/quote]We don't yet know the conditions of sale. There will almost certainly be a sell-on clause and, one assumes, an appearance-related increment. If it's £2.5m with no such conditions, I too would be surprised (and disappointed) that he went so cheaply. Aye Aye
  • Score: 4

12:14pm Thu 30 Jan 14

OldGull says...

tug509 wrote:
Why does the sky news tickertape say he was sold for 2.5m ?.
talksport were saying £4m
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Why does the sky news tickertape say he was sold for 2.5m ?.[/p][/quote]talksport were saying £4m OldGull
  • Score: 4

12:15pm Thu 30 Jan 14

AGT999 says...

Doing a 'Gordon Brown' and selling our 'gold' cheap. With the length of time still left on his contract and his potential, we should have got far more than the figures being quoted.
Doing a 'Gordon Brown' and selling our 'gold' cheap. With the length of time still left on his contract and his potential, we should have got far more than the figures being quoted. AGT999
  • Score: 2

12:16pm Thu 30 Jan 14

OldGull says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Why does the sky news tickertape say he was sold for 2.5m ?.
Sky says £2.5m, John Percy says £3m, Manish Bhasin says nearer £4m. Who knows? At least the whole episode is drawing, as we all thought it would, to a close.
talksport £4m
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Why does the sky news tickertape say he was sold for 2.5m ?.[/p][/quote]Sky says £2.5m, John Percy says £3m, Manish Bhasin says nearer £4m. Who knows? At least the whole episode is drawing, as we all thought it would, to a close.[/p][/quote]talksport £4m OldGull
  • Score: 3

12:22pm Thu 30 Jan 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

I wish Liam Bridcutt all good things and am grsteful we had him as part of our club. We got him for peanuts, have had three excellent years service and now made a healthy profit. Now we wait to see the power of persuasion ability of those elected to negotiate with players and agents.

My mate is a great pal of Robert Codner who is Grabban's agent and he explained that we offered same as he was getting at Bournemouth! If that is correct, and I'm not insisting it is, then we need to do better than that.

Let's see what happens. The proof of the pudding and all that stuff..........

By the way, I admire how Sunderland have got out of the bottom three from what looked like a pretty hopeless position. Everyone appears to have benefited!!!!
I wish Liam Bridcutt all good things and am grsteful we had him as part of our club. We got him for peanuts, have had three excellent years service and now made a healthy profit. Now we wait to see the power of persuasion ability of those elected to negotiate with players and agents. My mate is a great pal of Robert Codner who is Grabban's agent and he explained that we offered same as he was getting at Bournemouth! If that is correct, and I'm not insisting it is, then we need to do better than that. Let's see what happens. The proof of the pudding and all that stuff.......... By the way, I admire how Sunderland have got out of the bottom three from what looked like a pretty hopeless position. Everyone appears to have benefited!!!! WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 6

12:27pm Thu 30 Jan 14

tinker111 says...

Hector66 wrote:
that's way too cheap.
Yes and what has happened to the Buckers deal ??? Think GREAT GUS HAS SHAFTED US SO GLAD HE GOT HIS OWN BACK
[quote][p][bold]Hector66[/bold] wrote: that's way too cheap.[/p][/quote]Yes and what has happened to the Buckers deal ??? Think GREAT GUS HAS SHAFTED US SO GLAD HE GOT HIS OWN BACK tinker111
  • Score: -12

12:37pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

OldGull wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Why does the sky news tickertape say he was sold for 2.5m ?.
Sky says £2.5m, John Percy says £3m, Manish Bhasin says nearer £4m. Who knows? At least the whole episode is drawing, as we all thought it would, to a close.
talksport £4m
Their website is now saying £2.5m (about an hour ago).

http://talksport.com
/football/sunderland
-agree-deal-sign-bri
ghton-midfielder-bri
dcutt-14013077798
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Why does the sky news tickertape say he was sold for 2.5m ?.[/p][/quote]Sky says £2.5m, John Percy says £3m, Manish Bhasin says nearer £4m. Who knows? At least the whole episode is drawing, as we all thought it would, to a close.[/p][/quote]talksport £4m[/p][/quote]Their website is now saying £2.5m (about an hour ago). http://talksport.com /football/sunderland -agree-deal-sign-bri ghton-midfielder-bri dcutt-14013077798 Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 1

12:40pm Thu 30 Jan 14

rolivan says...

Back in the Summer Liam had a Hernia Op that was suoosed to keep him out for
Back in the Summer Liam had a Hernia Op that was suoosed to keep him out for rolivan
  • Score: -5

12:47pm Thu 30 Jan 14

rolivan says...

Sorry don't know what happened there.He was supposed to be out for 3 weeks that turned into months.I do not think it is just coincidence that He and Gus have the Same Agent.How many games has he played this season and we have done OK without him.I think this has been more about the Gus debacle and we have kept them waiting as long as possible .Goo luck to Him up until last season he served us well.Time to move on.
Sorry don't know what happened there.He was supposed to be out for 3 weeks that turned into months.I do not think it is just coincidence that He and Gus have the Same Agent.How many games has he played this season and we have done OK without him.I think this has been more about the Gus debacle and we have kept them waiting as long as possible .Goo luck to Him up until last season he served us well.Time to move on. rolivan
  • Score: 4

12:53pm Thu 30 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Agreed a fee of, 'around,' three million, so says the Argus, we have no idea of any add ons, a prem survival bonus might come our way, X number of international appearances might bring more, and a sell on percentage. Zaha went for 11 million with a, 'possible,' 4 million more in add ons.

I doubt we will be told much about his price, but this is one sale where I think the club should tell the fans, they are selling a much admired player, the fans need to know we got a decent deal.
Agreed a fee of, 'around,' three million, so says the Argus, we have no idea of any add ons, a prem survival bonus might come our way, X number of international appearances might bring more, and a sell on percentage. Zaha went for 11 million with a, 'possible,' 4 million more in add ons. I doubt we will be told much about his price, but this is one sale where I think the club should tell the fans, they are selling a much admired player, the fans need to know we got a decent deal. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

12:56pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Grendel says...

I can't imagine Wickham's recall is a coincidence. I hope and expect he'll be coming this way, but maybe on loan until the end of the season.
I can't imagine Wickham's recall is a coincidence. I hope and expect he'll be coming this way, but maybe on loan until the end of the season. Grendel
  • Score: 0

1:01pm Thu 30 Jan 14

TheWerewolf says...

Carter_Cooldancer wrote:
Would I prefer it if Liam stayed? Absolutely?
Do I want Liam part of this club but sitting in the shadows with a downer and contributing negatively to the dressing room? Absolutely not.
Is £3M (as reported) a bargain for Sunderland and a bad deal for the Albion? I don't think so, it is £3M profit and we have show we can compete without him, thanks to the young talent we have.
Do I want this saga finished so we can invest in players to drive us onwards and upwards int the playoffs? Of course and I believe this transfer will trigger 3-4 signings.

Come on you Seagulls!

P.S. Thank you for your amazing contribution Liam and I personally wish you all the best.
Quotes ranging from £2.5m to £4m depending on whether you look on twitter, bbc or sky. Sounds likely its £2.5m up front with addons assuming Sunderland stay in the prem league. SO unlike a leopard I change my spots and want Sunderland to finish forth from bottom to get the £1m extra cash for Liam! He deserves a chance in the Prem league and our thanks for helping to get us where we are. Onwards and upwards
[quote][p][bold]Carter_Cooldancer[/bold] wrote: Would I prefer it if Liam stayed? Absolutely? Do I want Liam part of this club but sitting in the shadows with a downer and contributing negatively to the dressing room? Absolutely not. Is £3M (as reported) a bargain for Sunderland and a bad deal for the Albion? I don't think so, it is £3M profit and we have show we can compete without him, thanks to the young talent we have. Do I want this saga finished so we can invest in players to drive us onwards and upwards int the playoffs? Of course and I believe this transfer will trigger 3-4 signings. Come on you Seagulls! P.S. Thank you for your amazing contribution Liam and I personally wish you all the best.[/p][/quote]Quotes ranging from £2.5m to £4m depending on whether you look on twitter, bbc or sky. Sounds likely its £2.5m up front with addons assuming Sunderland stay in the prem league. SO unlike a leopard I change my spots and want Sunderland to finish forth from bottom to get the £1m extra cash for Liam! He deserves a chance in the Prem league and our thanks for helping to get us where we are. Onwards and upwards TheWerewolf
  • Score: 2

1:04pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Steveg1958 says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Steveg1958 wrote:
Also forgot to say If they are prepared to let him go now, why didn't they do it when he put in his request as we were already told that Sunderland had bid £2.5M ????? but of course this way the suits can say because it was agreed so late they had o time to get players in.! and they can then keep hold of the money.

That's Bull, we are all mushrooms as far as B+ B are concerned.
The original bid (which Sunderland claimed was final) was £2m, was it not? And we still don't know what the clubs have actually agreed on, so there is little point worrying about it at the moment (or indeed, ever).

£2.5m, £3m, whatever it is is still a club record. We've done okay this season without him and this Stephens fella could easily make us quickly forget Bridcutt.

Burke is also not a 'suit' in the way you use that pejorative. He was a decent non-league player in his day and has coaching qualifications, which makes him, as effectively chief scout, more of a 'tracksuit'.
Actually I beg to differ, Mr Burke is "Head of football operations" (whatever that might be !), which suggests a suit !, Chief Scout and head of recruitment is Mervyn Day, (for those who are too young to remember Mervyn Day was a quite good goalkeeper for Leeds Utd when they were a half good team in the old Division 1, (now premier league). ,
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: Also forgot to say If they are prepared to let him go now, why didn't they do it when he put in his request as we were already told that Sunderland had bid £2.5M ????? but of course this way the suits can say because it was agreed so late they had o time to get players in.! and they can then keep hold of the money. That's Bull, we are all mushrooms as far as B+ B are concerned.[/p][/quote]The original bid (which Sunderland claimed was final) was £2m, was it not? And we still don't know what the clubs have actually agreed on, so there is little point worrying about it at the moment (or indeed, ever). £2.5m, £3m, whatever it is is still a club record. We've done okay this season without him and this Stephens fella could easily make us quickly forget Bridcutt. Burke is also not a 'suit' in the way you use that pejorative. He was a decent non-league player in his day and has coaching qualifications, which makes him, as effectively chief scout, more of a 'tracksuit'.[/p][/quote]Actually I beg to differ, Mr Burke is "Head of football operations" (whatever that might be !), which suggests a suit !, Chief Scout and head of recruitment is Mervyn Day, (for those who are too young to remember Mervyn Day was a quite good goalkeeper for Leeds Utd when they were a half good team in the old Division 1, (now premier league). , Steveg1958
  • Score: -3

1:08pm Thu 30 Jan 14

mrgull says...

I for one am pleased that this is reaching a conclusion,albeit for a sum less than I hoped.However all said and done.Perhaps this now allow the team to relax and stop fretting.and get us in the playoffs
I for one am pleased that this is reaching a conclusion,albeit for a sum less than I hoped.However all said and done.Perhaps this now allow the team to relax and stop fretting.and get us in the playoffs mrgull
  • Score: 3

1:10pm Thu 30 Jan 14

cybergu11y says...

I am bored now, can we just get on with signing some one who wants to be at the club. Yes Liam was good but like Gus Poyet, is not bigger than the team.
I am bored now, can we just get on with signing some one who wants to be at the club. Yes Liam was good but like Gus Poyet, is not bigger than the team. cybergu11y
  • Score: 7

1:11pm Thu 30 Jan 14

jockithenoo says...

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news its the clubs value not you're value. Don't let you're heart rule you're head.
Transfer market. Co.uk value £3.1m
UTA
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news its the clubs value not you're value. Don't let you're heart rule you're head. Transfer market. Co.uk value £3.1m UTA jockithenoo
  • Score: -2

1:12pm Thu 30 Jan 14

To baldly go says...

Bridcutt has gone, to be honest we have managed most of the season without him so the team shouldnt suffer to much imo, the origional deal of £2m had add ons if i remember correctly and therefor expect the same or better add ons with the £2.5m offer.
With 2 strikers due back in the next few weeks i dont think we need to spend in that position, if Buckley goes do we need to replace him? we have LuaLua, Lopez, March and could even use Cms out wide if need be, so no replacement required there imo.
With Crofts out for the season, it is this position only that gives cause for concern, this is where Agustien should be playing and showing us his potential imo, but for some reason he cannot get it together at the moment, with Ince, Jfc, Andrews and Orlandi surely we have enough cover and quality to get into a playoff spot without going mad and buying someone to sit on the bench imo.
Save funds for the summer when we will have a better idea of where we are and who we need, good things come to those who wait, look at the stadium a an example, we want to stay there when we get there so be patient.
Lets go all out in the cup though, and who knows a semi or better at Wembley could be just around the corner. Good times ahead. UTA
Bridcutt has gone, to be honest we have managed most of the season without him so the team shouldnt suffer to much imo, the origional deal of £2m had add ons if i remember correctly and therefor expect the same or better add ons with the £2.5m offer. With 2 strikers due back in the next few weeks i dont think we need to spend in that position, if Buckley goes do we need to replace him? we have LuaLua, Lopez, March and could even use Cms out wide if need be, so no replacement required there imo. With Crofts out for the season, it is this position only that gives cause for concern, this is where Agustien should be playing and showing us his potential imo, but for some reason he cannot get it together at the moment, with Ince, Jfc, Andrews and Orlandi surely we have enough cover and quality to get into a playoff spot without going mad and buying someone to sit on the bench imo. Save funds for the summer when we will have a better idea of where we are and who we need, good things come to those who wait, look at the stadium a an example, we want to stay there when we get there so be patient. Lets go all out in the cup though, and who knows a semi or better at Wembley could be just around the corner. Good times ahead. UTA To baldly go
  • Score: 7

1:14pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Withdean-er says...

brighton bluenose wrote:
jockithenoo wrote:
Tonyuk175 wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Tonyuk175 wrote: Selling him on the Cheap!!! Is Wickham coming to us on loan as part of Deal! Are we getting anything out of this at all or have we bottled it COMPLETELY New Stadium, new training ground, but was Gus Right have WE the AMBITION UTA, but one disappointed Fan
"Are we getting anything out of this at all" Er, about £3m?
£3mil? Exactly ! not enough for our best player over last 2 seasons? does this include Wickham like stated the other day?

Are we getting anything out of this? as a team will money buy a replacement of his ability??? i dont think so.... so Arnie many thanks for your smart comment and pointing out that we will get about £3mil personnally i cant see this as benefitting us...
Imo it's a profit £3 million.
We still have a squad capable of doing it for Albion. Good luck Liam male the most of it as it's a short career secure you're future and thank you for being anAlbion star good luck
WE MARCH ON
UTA
It's irrelevant whether it's 'profit' or not - the point is 'what is his real value?' !!

And with Poyet last year saying he is a £5m player £2-3m aint enough - simple as that!!
Exactly.
The original cost to BHA is 100% irrelevant. Unbelievable that anyone could think that's a factor in today's deal!

The transfer fee today is simply his market value at this moment - the maximum that any other club is prepared top pay for him..
[quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jockithenoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tonyuk175[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tonyuk175[/bold] wrote: Selling him on the Cheap!!! Is Wickham coming to us on loan as part of Deal! Are we getting anything out of this at all or have we bottled it COMPLETELY New Stadium, new training ground, but was Gus Right have WE the AMBITION UTA, but one disappointed Fan[/p][/quote]"Are we getting anything out of this at all" Er, about £3m?[/p][/quote]£3mil? Exactly ! not enough for our best player over last 2 seasons? does this include Wickham like stated the other day? Are we getting anything out of this? as a team will money buy a replacement of his ability??? i dont think so.... so Arnie many thanks for your smart comment and pointing out that we will get about £3mil personnally i cant see this as benefitting us...[/p][/quote]Imo it's a profit £3 million. We still have a squad capable of doing it for Albion. Good luck Liam male the most of it as it's a short career secure you're future and thank you for being anAlbion star good luck WE MARCH ON UTA[/p][/quote]It's irrelevant whether it's 'profit' or not - the point is 'what is his real value?' !! And with Poyet last year saying he is a £5m player £2-3m aint enough - simple as that!![/p][/quote]Exactly. The original cost to BHA is 100% irrelevant. Unbelievable that anyone could think that's a factor in today's deal! The transfer fee today is simply his market value at this moment - the maximum that any other club is prepared top pay for him.. Withdean-er
  • Score: 4

1:16pm Thu 30 Jan 14

jockithenoo says...

brighton bluenose wrote:
jockithenoo wrote:
Tonyuk175 wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Tonyuk175 wrote: Selling him on the Cheap!!! Is Wickham coming to us on loan as part of Deal! Are we getting anything out of this at all or have we bottled it COMPLETELY New Stadium, new training ground, but was Gus Right have WE the AMBITION UTA, but one disappointed Fan
"Are we getting anything out of this at all" Er, about £3m?
£3mil? Exactly ! not enough for our best player over last 2 seasons? does this include Wickham like stated the other day?

Are we getting anything out of this? as a team will money buy a replacement of his ability??? i dont think so.... so Arnie many thanks for your smart comment and pointing out that we will get about £3mil personnally i cant see this as benefitting us...
Imo it's a profit £3 million.
We still have a squad capable of doing it for Albion. Good luck Liam male the most of it as it's a short career secure you're future and thank you for being anAlbion star good luck
WE MARCH ON
UTA
It's irrelevant whether it's 'profit' or not - the point is 'what is his real value?' !!

And with Poyet last year saying he is a £5m player £2-3m aint enough - simple as that!!
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news its the clubs value not you're value. Don't let you're heart rule you're head. Transfer market. Co.uk value £3.1m
UTA
[quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jockithenoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tonyuk175[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tonyuk175[/bold] wrote: Selling him on the Cheap!!! Is Wickham coming to us on loan as part of Deal! Are we getting anything out of this at all or have we bottled it COMPLETELY New Stadium, new training ground, but was Gus Right have WE the AMBITION UTA, but one disappointed Fan[/p][/quote]"Are we getting anything out of this at all" Er, about £3m?[/p][/quote]£3mil? Exactly ! not enough for our best player over last 2 seasons? does this include Wickham like stated the other day? Are we getting anything out of this? as a team will money buy a replacement of his ability??? i dont think so.... so Arnie many thanks for your smart comment and pointing out that we will get about £3mil personnally i cant see this as benefitting us...[/p][/quote]Imo it's a profit £3 million. We still have a squad capable of doing it for Albion. Good luck Liam male the most of it as it's a short career secure you're future and thank you for being anAlbion star good luck WE MARCH ON UTA[/p][/quote]It's irrelevant whether it's 'profit' or not - the point is 'what is his real value?' !! And with Poyet last year saying he is a £5m player £2-3m aint enough - simple as that!![/p][/quote]Sorry to be the bearer of bad news its the clubs value not you're value. Don't let you're heart rule you're head. Transfer market. Co.uk value £3.1m UTA jockithenoo
  • Score: 1

1:18pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

We've been mugged.
We've been mugged. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 3

1:23pm Thu 30 Jan 14

DuncanThickett says...

I, like i'm sure the majority, would have thanked Liam for everything and wished him well. But personally, the whole 'unavailability' to play recently has soured his legacy. He was great for us, really great. But I'm happy to see him go now. Roll on the 'Thumbs down's....
I, like i'm sure the majority, would have thanked Liam for everything and wished him well. But personally, the whole 'unavailability' to play recently has soured his legacy. He was great for us, really great. But I'm happy to see him go now. Roll on the 'Thumbs down's.... DuncanThickett
  • Score: 9

1:23pm Thu 30 Jan 14

mikeygit says...

The going of Bridcutt is a bit like that of Gus. Both served us very well and we all thought they were as good as it gets, then Gus had his exit soured by whatever went on and now Bridcutts exit a little soured by his Í cannot play as my mind is not in the right place, But all said we wish him well and maybe see him in this division next season. Pity we could not have got a bit more for him but I guess our hands were tied a bit and held to ransom as tomorrow is deadline day and the longer we left to agree a deal the less we may have got. We move on without him and the others who have gone. As long as the players we have are motivated to play for BHA---including Buckers--then we should be OK--I do not think for one minute we will go up, in fact it may not be good for us to go up this time. Better to be better prepared next time. UTA ALWAYS
The going of Bridcutt is a bit like that of Gus. Both served us very well and we all thought they were as good as it gets, then Gus had his exit soured by whatever went on and now Bridcutts exit a little soured by his Í cannot play as my mind is not in the right place, But all said we wish him well and maybe see him in this division next season. Pity we could not have got a bit more for him but I guess our hands were tied a bit and held to ransom as tomorrow is deadline day and the longer we left to agree a deal the less we may have got. We move on without him and the others who have gone. As long as the players we have are motivated to play for BHA---including Buckers--then we should be OK--I do not think for one minute we will go up, in fact it may not be good for us to go up this time. Better to be better prepared next time. UTA ALWAYS mikeygit
  • Score: 3

1:38pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Gee Jay says...

Why should we be entitled to know the exact amount and details of all, if any, add ons?
If I owned a few coffee shops, and sold one of my expesso machines (that didn't cost me anything in the first place) to another coffee shop, why should my customers feel entitled to know what price I sold it for?
If the quality of the coffee in my shops remained the same, and I had already got a replacement machine, surely the customers would keep coming through the doors.
It's called BUSINESS!
Why should we be entitled to know the exact amount and details of all, if any, add ons? If I owned a few coffee shops, and sold one of my expesso machines (that didn't cost me anything in the first place) to another coffee shop, why should my customers feel entitled to know what price I sold it for? If the quality of the coffee in my shops remained the same, and I had already got a replacement machine, surely the customers would keep coming through the doors. It's called BUSINESS! Gee Jay
  • Score: 2

1:41pm Thu 30 Jan 14

New Jersey Seagull says...

Much of the discussion on this site during the transfer window has been about the lack of ambition shown by senior management, when the club will be ready for the premiership, the importance of financial stability, excellent facilities and FFP. Lost in this discussion is players’ ambition, to both play in premiership and enjoy the benefits that for even one season could be worth five years of championship wages. Footballers are smart enough to know that players like Bridcutt contribute to realizing their dream and lack of equally talented and ready replacements undermine it. In all walks of life, expectation and belief in the possibility of success differentiates winners and losers and committed administrators, talented coaches and fans instill it, but ultimately players have to believe it. Recently, several players have questioned the club’s ambition in the transfer market and the lack of timely reinvestment of both monies received and those anticipated, will do little to reinforce their expectations of success.
Much of the discussion on this site during the transfer window has been about the lack of ambition shown by senior management, when the club will be ready for the premiership, the importance of financial stability, excellent facilities and FFP. Lost in this discussion is players’ ambition, to both play in premiership and enjoy the benefits that for even one season could be worth five years of championship wages. Footballers are smart enough to know that players like Bridcutt contribute to realizing their dream and lack of equally talented and ready replacements undermine it. In all walks of life, expectation and belief in the possibility of success differentiates winners and losers and committed administrators, talented coaches and fans instill it, but ultimately players have to believe it. Recently, several players have questioned the club’s ambition in the transfer market and the lack of timely reinvestment of both monies received and those anticipated, will do little to reinforce their expectations of success. New Jersey Seagull
  • Score: 2

1:46pm Thu 30 Jan 14

tonypulis says...

Blimey. You make a massive profit on a player who doesn't want to to play for you anymore and you're still not happy? You sound like a lot of whinging Palace fans.
Blimey. You make a massive profit on a player who doesn't want to to play for you anymore and you're still not happy? You sound like a lot of whinging Palace fans. tonypulis
  • Score: 6

1:49pm Thu 30 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Gee Jay wrote:
Why should we be entitled to know the exact amount and details of all, if any, add ons?
If I owned a few coffee shops, and sold one of my expesso machines (that didn't cost me anything in the first place) to another coffee shop, why should my customers feel entitled to know what price I sold it for?
If the quality of the coffee in my shops remained the same, and I had already got a replacement machine, surely the customers would keep coming through the doors.
It's called BUSINESS!
there are no heroes working in a coffee shop, no servers put on a pedestal by the customers, just polite and efficient staff serving up a cup of coffee, two very different worlds
[quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] wrote: Why should we be entitled to know the exact amount and details of all, if any, add ons? If I owned a few coffee shops, and sold one of my expesso machines (that didn't cost me anything in the first place) to another coffee shop, why should my customers feel entitled to know what price I sold it for? If the quality of the coffee in my shops remained the same, and I had already got a replacement machine, surely the customers would keep coming through the doors. It's called BUSINESS![/p][/quote]there are no heroes working in a coffee shop, no servers put on a pedestal by the customers, just polite and efficient staff serving up a cup of coffee, two very different worlds VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

1:52pm Thu 30 Jan 14

wrighty2908 says...

Tonyuk175 wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Tonyuk175 wrote: Selling him on the Cheap!!! Is Wickham coming to us on loan as part of Deal! Are we getting anything out of this at all or have we bottled it COMPLETELY New Stadium, new training ground, but was Gus Right have WE the AMBITION UTA, but one disappointed Fan
"Are we getting anything out of this at all" Er, about £3m?
£3mil? Exactly ! not enough for our best player over last 2 seasons? does this include Wickham like stated the other day?

Are we getting anything out of this? as a team will money buy a replacement of his ability??? i dont think so.... so Arnie many thanks for your smart comment and pointing out that we will get about £3mil personnally i cant see this as benefitting us...
We dont need a replacement we have Ince and imho he is a better prospect than bridcutt, as I have said before he gets to the halfway line and gets a nose bleed we are a much better attacking team without him.
[quote][p][bold]Tonyuk175[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tonyuk175[/bold] wrote: Selling him on the Cheap!!! Is Wickham coming to us on loan as part of Deal! Are we getting anything out of this at all or have we bottled it COMPLETELY New Stadium, new training ground, but was Gus Right have WE the AMBITION UTA, but one disappointed Fan[/p][/quote]"Are we getting anything out of this at all" Er, about £3m?[/p][/quote]£3mil? Exactly ! not enough for our best player over last 2 seasons? does this include Wickham like stated the other day? Are we getting anything out of this? as a team will money buy a replacement of his ability??? i dont think so.... so Arnie many thanks for your smart comment and pointing out that we will get about £3mil personnally i cant see this as benefitting us...[/p][/quote]We dont need a replacement we have Ince and imho he is a better prospect than bridcutt, as I have said before he gets to the halfway line and gets a nose bleed we are a much better attacking team without him. wrighty2908
  • Score: 3

1:52pm Thu 30 Jan 14

the taffster says...

just goes to show what ive been saying for years....t.he club lacks ambition.....letting our best players leave for peanuts.....that's why poyet went because he had taken the club as far he could in the circumstances. mid table fodder again.....how many years do we have t o keep consilodating for?
just goes to show what ive been saying for years....t.he club lacks ambition.....letting our best players leave for peanuts.....that's why poyet went because he had taken the club as far he could in the circumstances. mid table fodder again.....how many years do we have t o keep consilodating for? the taffster
  • Score: -4

1:53pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Withdean-er says...

DuncanThickett wrote:
I, like i'm sure the majority, would have thanked Liam for everything and wished him well. But personally, the whole 'unavailability' to play recently has soured his legacy. He was great for us, really great. But I'm happy to see him go now. Roll on the 'Thumbs down's....
Yep.
That was rather unlike Bridcutt - who previously have never exhibited any of the devious, manipulative and sulky traits used by the devious likes of Cabaye, Berbatov, Modric.

He still would have got his move this month, especially as Rohan Ince has developed so well into the same CM role.
[quote][p][bold]DuncanThickett[/bold] wrote: I, like i'm sure the majority, would have thanked Liam for everything and wished him well. But personally, the whole 'unavailability' to play recently has soured his legacy. He was great for us, really great. But I'm happy to see him go now. Roll on the 'Thumbs down's....[/p][/quote]Yep. That was rather unlike Bridcutt - who previously have never exhibited any of the devious, manipulative and sulky traits used by the devious likes of Cabaye, Berbatov, Modric. He still would have got his move this month, especially as Rohan Ince has developed so well into the same CM role. Withdean-er
  • Score: 6

1:57pm Thu 30 Jan 14

tonypulis says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Gee Jay wrote:
Why should we be entitled to know the exact amount and details of all, if any, add ons?
If I owned a few coffee shops, and sold one of my expesso machines (that didn't cost me anything in the first place) to another coffee shop, why should my customers feel entitled to know what price I sold it for?
If the quality of the coffee in my shops remained the same, and I had already got a replacement machine, surely the customers would keep coming through the doors.
It's called BUSINESS!
there are no heroes working in a coffee shop, no servers put on a pedestal by the customers, just polite and efficient staff serving up a cup of coffee, two very different worlds
Depends which type of coffee you're selling. There is a big difference between instant nescafé and gently roasted Tanzanian Peaberry beans.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] wrote: Why should we be entitled to know the exact amount and details of all, if any, add ons? If I owned a few coffee shops, and sold one of my expesso machines (that didn't cost me anything in the first place) to another coffee shop, why should my customers feel entitled to know what price I sold it for? If the quality of the coffee in my shops remained the same, and I had already got a replacement machine, surely the customers would keep coming through the doors. It's called BUSINESS![/p][/quote]there are no heroes working in a coffee shop, no servers put on a pedestal by the customers, just polite and efficient staff serving up a cup of coffee, two very different worlds[/p][/quote]Depends which type of coffee you're selling. There is a big difference between instant nescafé and gently roasted Tanzanian Peaberry beans. tonypulis
  • Score: 2

1:57pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Aye Aye says...

Gee Jay wrote:
Why should we be entitled to know the exact amount and details of all, if any, add ons?
If I owned a few coffee shops, and sold one of my expesso machines (that didn't cost me anything in the first place) to another coffee shop, why should my customers feel entitled to know what price I sold it for?
If the quality of the coffee in my shops remained the same, and I had already got a replacement machine, surely the customers would keep coming through the doors.
It's called BUSINESS!
An interesting analogy - I take your point. To take it a step further, if you knew your coffee machine was becoming unreliable and may not take you into your next busy period, and if you saw an opportunity to get something for it, much more than you paid for it in the first place, the temptation to do so and invest in a new one would be too great to ignore. You're absolutely right, it's called BUSINESS! And it's very GOOD BUSINESS too!!!
[quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] wrote: Why should we be entitled to know the exact amount and details of all, if any, add ons? If I owned a few coffee shops, and sold one of my expesso machines (that didn't cost me anything in the first place) to another coffee shop, why should my customers feel entitled to know what price I sold it for? If the quality of the coffee in my shops remained the same, and I had already got a replacement machine, surely the customers would keep coming through the doors. It's called BUSINESS![/p][/quote]An interesting analogy - I take your point. To take it a step further, if you knew your coffee machine was becoming unreliable and may not take you into your next busy period, and if you saw an opportunity to get something for it, much more than you paid for it in the first place, the temptation to do so and invest in a new one would be too great to ignore. You're absolutely right, it's called BUSINESS! And it's very GOOD BUSINESS too!!! Aye Aye
  • Score: 3

2:00pm Thu 30 Jan 14

taman says...

great servant to the club and good luck to him. 'playing career is short so cant hold it against him for bettering himself financially at least ...just a shame he had to give gus the upper hand in negotiations by basically going on strike
great servant to the club and good luck to him. 'playing career is short so cant hold it against him for bettering himself financially at least ...just a shame he had to give gus the upper hand in negotiations by basically going on strike taman
  • Score: 8

2:00pm Thu 30 Jan 14

DuncanThickett says...

Withdean-er wrote:
DuncanThickett wrote:
I, like i'm sure the majority, would have thanked Liam for everything and wished him well. But personally, the whole 'unavailability' to play recently has soured his legacy. He was great for us, really great. But I'm happy to see him go now. Roll on the 'Thumbs down's....
Yep.
That was rather unlike Bridcutt - who previously have never exhibited any of the devious, manipulative and sulky traits used by the devious likes of Cabaye, Berbatov, Modric.

He still would have got his move this month, especially as Rohan Ince has developed so well into the same CM role.
Agreed. Rohan has grown so much this season, I'm always happy and re-assured when he's on the team sheet. At the end of the day, all i want is for the 11 out there to WANT to be there and to play their hearts out for the cause. And if any player wants to leave, at least serve the club in the meantime whilst waiting for the big bucks move.
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DuncanThickett[/bold] wrote: I, like i'm sure the majority, would have thanked Liam for everything and wished him well. But personally, the whole 'unavailability' to play recently has soured his legacy. He was great for us, really great. But I'm happy to see him go now. Roll on the 'Thumbs down's....[/p][/quote]Yep. That was rather unlike Bridcutt - who previously have never exhibited any of the devious, manipulative and sulky traits used by the devious likes of Cabaye, Berbatov, Modric. He still would have got his move this month, especially as Rohan Ince has developed so well into the same CM role.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Rohan has grown so much this season, I'm always happy and re-assured when he's on the team sheet. At the end of the day, all i want is for the 11 out there to WANT to be there and to play their hearts out for the cause. And if any player wants to leave, at least serve the club in the meantime whilst waiting for the big bucks move. DuncanThickett
  • Score: 5

2:02pm Thu 30 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

David Rodriguez Sanchez is the name getting lots of hits on NSC
David Rodriguez Sanchez is the name getting lots of hits on NSC SMF20
  • Score: 1

2:03pm Thu 30 Jan 14

mikeygit says...

I think for those who would like to know what we got--or are getting---for Liam we will never know the truth. A lot of smoke screens going on in this window. The reason I say that is that at the beginning of the month I recall it was printed in the press that Gus would have very little money to play with in this transfer window unless he sold big--which i do not believe he has--but IF the papers are to be believed then by my calculation he has probably spent over 10m on players from Argentina , Bridcutt and so forth. Also today we have reports of Bridcutt being sold for 2.5, 3 and 4m so what is it---as I say we will never know. We move on again--never look back always look forward.
I think for those who would like to know what we got--or are getting---for Liam we will never know the truth. A lot of smoke screens going on in this window. The reason I say that is that at the beginning of the month I recall it was printed in the press that Gus would have very little money to play with in this transfer window unless he sold big--which i do not believe he has--but IF the papers are to be believed then by my calculation he has probably spent over 10m on players from Argentina , Bridcutt and so forth. Also today we have reports of Bridcutt being sold for 2.5, 3 and 4m so what is it---as I say we will never know. We move on again--never look back always look forward. mikeygit
  • Score: 0

2:05pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Cory and Trevor says...

the taffster wrote:
just goes to show what ive been saying for years....t.he club lacks ambition.....letting our best players leave for peanuts.....that's why poyet went because he had taken the club as far he could in the circumstances. mid table fodder again.....how many years do we have t o keep consilodating for?
T W A T
[quote][p][bold]the taffster[/bold] wrote: just goes to show what ive been saying for years....t.he club lacks ambition.....letting our best players leave for peanuts.....that's why poyet went because he had taken the club as far he could in the circumstances. mid table fodder again.....how many years do we have t o keep consilodating for?[/p][/quote]T W A T Cory and Trevor
  • Score: 5

2:08pm Thu 30 Jan 14

sussexram40 says...

Good luck to LB.
Gus is working miracles at Sunderland - they are in one cup final, in the last 16 of the other, and racing up the premier league table.
Good luck to LB. Gus is working miracles at Sunderland - they are in one cup final, in the last 16 of the other, and racing up the premier league table. sussexram40
  • Score: -4

2:09pm Thu 30 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Palace, it is reported, are still trying to sign Buckley.
Palace, it is reported, are still trying to sign Buckley. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -5

2:15pm Thu 30 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

SMF20 wrote:
David Rodriguez Sanchez is the name getting lots of hits on NSC
They're suggesting its a done deal
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: David Rodriguez Sanchez is the name getting lots of hits on NSC[/p][/quote]They're suggesting its a done deal SMF20
  • Score: 0

2:18pm Thu 30 Jan 14

mikeygit says...

Vegas reports Palace want Buckley---well maybe we should let them have him. has played in fits and starts for us---has been ´injured ´a lot--of which i am suspicious of--is he another one who is not in the right frame of mind?? Was nearly fit to play the other week now he still has a strain. Another smoke screen IMHO I think by Sat morning it could be very interesting for BHA!!??
Vegas reports Palace want Buckley---well maybe we should let them have him. has played in fits and starts for us---has been ´injured ´a lot--of which i am suspicious of--is he another one who is not in the right frame of mind?? Was nearly fit to play the other week now he still has a strain. Another smoke screen IMHO I think by Sat morning it could be very interesting for BHA!!?? mikeygit
  • Score: 0

2:24pm Thu 30 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

mikeygit wrote:
Vegas reports Palace want Buckley---well maybe we should let them have him. has played in fits and starts for us---has been ´injured ´a lot--of which i am suspicious of--is he another one who is not in the right frame of mind?? Was nearly fit to play the other week now he still has a strain. Another smoke screen IMHO I think by Sat morning it could be very interesting for BHA!!??
I did read, yesterday I think it was, that we have slapped a 4 million price tag on him. Could we really expect 4 million, or close to it? like you I would sell if the price is right.
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Vegas reports Palace want Buckley---well maybe we should let them have him. has played in fits and starts for us---has been ´injured ´a lot--of which i am suspicious of--is he another one who is not in the right frame of mind?? Was nearly fit to play the other week now he still has a strain. Another smoke screen IMHO I think by Sat morning it could be very interesting for BHA!!??[/p][/quote]I did read, yesterday I think it was, that we have slapped a 4 million price tag on him. Could we really expect 4 million, or close to it? like you I would sell if the price is right. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -2

2:30pm Thu 30 Jan 14

kwaidam says...

SMF20 wrote:
SMF20 wrote:
David Rodriguez Sanchez is the name getting lots of hits on NSC
They're suggesting its a done deal
let's hope you're right. a first Oscar signing perhaps?
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: David Rodriguez Sanchez is the name getting lots of hits on NSC[/p][/quote]They're suggesting its a done deal[/p][/quote]let's hope you're right. a first Oscar signing perhaps? kwaidam
  • Score: 5

2:39pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Hovite says...

SMF20 wrote:
SMF20 wrote:
David Rodriguez Sanchez is the name getting lots of hits on NSC
They're suggesting its a done deal
It does sound promising.
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: David Rodriguez Sanchez is the name getting lots of hits on NSC[/p][/quote]They're suggesting its a done deal[/p][/quote]It does sound promising. Hovite
  • Score: 2

2:45pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Gee Jay says...

Hmmmmm..........Ther
e's a new expesso machine on the way, from Spain I hear.
Hmmmmm..........Ther e's a new expesso machine on the way, from Spain I hear. Gee Jay
  • Score: 4

3:01pm Thu 30 Jan 14

OldGull says...

Hovite wrote:
SMF20 wrote:
SMF20 wrote:
David Rodriguez Sanchez is the name getting lots of hits on NSC
They're suggesting its a done deal
It does sound promising.
watch the video, it also looks promising

http://www.youtube.c

om/watch?v=1DG_Fn5gi

RI
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: David Rodriguez Sanchez is the name getting lots of hits on NSC[/p][/quote]They're suggesting its a done deal[/p][/quote]It does sound promising.[/p][/quote]watch the video, it also looks promising http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=1DG_Fn5gi RI OldGull
  • Score: 0

3:06pm Thu 30 Jan 14

OldGull says...

tonypulis wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Gee Jay wrote:
Why should we be entitled to know the exact amount and details of all, if any, add ons?
If I owned a few coffee shops, and sold one of my expesso machines (that didn't cost me anything in the first place) to another coffee shop, why should my customers feel entitled to know what price I sold it for?
If the quality of the coffee in my shops remained the same, and I had already got a replacement machine, surely the customers would keep coming through the doors.
It's called BUSINESS!
there are no heroes working in a coffee shop, no servers put on a pedestal by the customers, just polite and efficient staff serving up a cup of coffee, two very different worlds
Depends which type of coffee you're selling. There is a big difference between instant nescafé and gently roasted Tanzanian Peaberry beans.
Now you are at the travelers site you must be getting used to
Camp Coffee now :)
[quote][p][bold]tonypulis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] wrote: Why should we be entitled to know the exact amount and details of all, if any, add ons? If I owned a few coffee shops, and sold one of my expesso machines (that didn't cost me anything in the first place) to another coffee shop, why should my customers feel entitled to know what price I sold it for? If the quality of the coffee in my shops remained the same, and I had already got a replacement machine, surely the customers would keep coming through the doors. It's called BUSINESS![/p][/quote]there are no heroes working in a coffee shop, no servers put on a pedestal by the customers, just polite and efficient staff serving up a cup of coffee, two very different worlds[/p][/quote]Depends which type of coffee you're selling. There is a big difference between instant nescafé and gently roasted Tanzanian Peaberry beans.[/p][/quote]Now you are at the travelers site you must be getting used to Camp Coffee now :) OldGull
  • Score: -2

3:10pm Thu 30 Jan 14

tonypulis says...

Liam who?

How quickly you football fans move on to the next best thing.......like kids at Christmas.

Whilst Brighton gush over their new espresso machine, slurping Lattés and Machiattos, I have been learning about how to care for hamstrings properly.

Will is Selhust bound.
Liam who? How quickly you football fans move on to the next best thing.......like kids at Christmas. Whilst Brighton gush over their new espresso machine, slurping Lattés and Machiattos, I have been learning about how to care for hamstrings properly. Will is Selhust bound. tonypulis
  • Score: 4

3:18pm Thu 30 Jan 14

tonypulis says...

OldGull wrote:
tonypulis wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Gee Jay wrote:
Why should we be entitled to know the exact amount and details of all, if any, add ons?
If I owned a few coffee shops, and sold one of my expesso machines (that didn't cost me anything in the first place) to another coffee shop, why should my customers feel entitled to know what price I sold it for?
If the quality of the coffee in my shops remained the same, and I had already got a replacement machine, surely the customers would keep coming through the doors.
It's called BUSINESS!
there are no heroes working in a coffee shop, no servers put on a pedestal by the customers, just polite and efficient staff serving up a cup of coffee, two very different worlds
Depends which type of coffee you're selling. There is a big difference between instant nescafé and gently roasted Tanzanian Peaberry beans.
Now you are at the travelers site you must be getting used to
Camp Coffee now :)
Nothing like a bit of the rather unfortunately named 'Camp Coffee' OldGull. You cut your cloth accordingly. Reminds me of my Grandmother, Rose Lea.
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tonypulis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] wrote: Why should we be entitled to know the exact amount and details of all, if any, add ons? If I owned a few coffee shops, and sold one of my expesso machines (that didn't cost me anything in the first place) to another coffee shop, why should my customers feel entitled to know what price I sold it for? If the quality of the coffee in my shops remained the same, and I had already got a replacement machine, surely the customers would keep coming through the doors. It's called BUSINESS![/p][/quote]there are no heroes working in a coffee shop, no servers put on a pedestal by the customers, just polite and efficient staff serving up a cup of coffee, two very different worlds[/p][/quote]Depends which type of coffee you're selling. There is a big difference between instant nescafé and gently roasted Tanzanian Peaberry beans.[/p][/quote]Now you are at the travelers site you must be getting used to Camp Coffee now :)[/p][/quote]Nothing like a bit of the rather unfortunately named 'Camp Coffee' OldGull. You cut your cloth accordingly. Reminds me of my Grandmother, Rose Lea. tonypulis
  • Score: 0

3:26pm Thu 30 Jan 14

mikeygit says...

Funny old game--football?? We sell Bridcutt to Gus--who left with bad feeling and now MAYBE we sell Buckers to Palace--the start of Gus´s ending last season?? BUT business is business!!
Funny old game--football?? We sell Bridcutt to Gus--who left with bad feeling and now MAYBE we sell Buckers to Palace--the start of Gus´s ending last season?? BUT business is business!! mikeygit
  • Score: 1

4:15pm Thu 30 Jan 14

norris2014 says...

Best that he goes now if player cant give the albion one hundred percent
then were better off without them
Best that he goes now if player cant give the albion one hundred percent then were better off without them norris2014
  • Score: 0

4:26pm Thu 30 Jan 14

rolivan says...

Just finished His Medical
Just finished His Medical rolivan
  • Score: 1

4:30pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Vince says...

Gus was always prone to exaggeration. Brisdcutt £5m? I don't think so! Remember he said Dunk must be worth £6m!!! I don't think so!
Remember he said if Zaha is worth £10m, then Buckley must be worth the same! I don't thinks so.

£3m for Liam is about the correct valuation for a player without Premiership experience. With his sulky, don't want to be here anymore attitude, then £3m profit is excellent business - and with add-ons - my guess is it could be nearer £4m. Thank you Gus for enabling that!

As some posters said earlier... GOOD BUSINESS.
Gus was always prone to exaggeration. Brisdcutt £5m? I don't think so! Remember he said Dunk must be worth £6m!!! I don't think so! Remember he said if Zaha is worth £10m, then Buckley must be worth the same! I don't thinks so. £3m for Liam is about the correct valuation for a player without Premiership experience. With his sulky, don't want to be here anymore attitude, then £3m profit is excellent business - and with add-ons - my guess is it could be nearer £4m. Thank you Gus for enabling that! As some posters said earlier... GOOD BUSINESS. Vince
  • Score: 3

4:33pm Thu 30 Jan 14

rolivan says...

tonypulis wrote:
OldGull wrote:
tonypulis wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Gee Jay wrote:
Why should we be entitled to know the exact amount and details of all, if any, add ons?
If I owned a few coffee shops, and sold one of my expesso machines (that didn't cost me anything in the first place) to another coffee shop, why should my customers feel entitled to know what price I sold it for?
If the quality of the coffee in my shops remained the same, and I had already got a replacement machine, surely the customers would keep coming through the doors.
It's called BUSINESS!
there are no heroes working in a coffee shop, no servers put on a pedestal by the customers, just polite and efficient staff serving up a cup of coffee, two very different worlds
Depends which type of coffee you're selling. There is a big difference between instant nescafé and gently roasted Tanzanian Peaberry beans.
Now you are at the travelers site you must be getting used to
Camp Coffee now :)
Nothing like a bit of the rather unfortunately named 'Camp Coffee' OldGull. You cut your cloth accordingly. Reminds me of my Grandmother, Rose Lea.
How about Bev.
[quote][p][bold]tonypulis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tonypulis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] wrote: Why should we be entitled to know the exact amount and details of all, if any, add ons? If I owned a few coffee shops, and sold one of my expesso machines (that didn't cost me anything in the first place) to another coffee shop, why should my customers feel entitled to know what price I sold it for? If the quality of the coffee in my shops remained the same, and I had already got a replacement machine, surely the customers would keep coming through the doors. It's called BUSINESS![/p][/quote]there are no heroes working in a coffee shop, no servers put on a pedestal by the customers, just polite and efficient staff serving up a cup of coffee, two very different worlds[/p][/quote]Depends which type of coffee you're selling. There is a big difference between instant nescafé and gently roasted Tanzanian Peaberry beans.[/p][/quote]Now you are at the travelers site you must be getting used to Camp Coffee now :)[/p][/quote]Nothing like a bit of the rather unfortunately named 'Camp Coffee' OldGull. You cut your cloth accordingly. Reminds me of my Grandmother, Rose Lea.[/p][/quote]How about Bev. rolivan
  • Score: -2

4:51pm Thu 30 Jan 14

i luv my dog says...

Why do people criticize before they know the truth. Just wait until Friday night before slagging off the people who run the Albion, you may just be pleasantly surprised.
Why do people criticize before they know the truth. Just wait until Friday night before slagging off the people who run the Albion, you may just be pleasantly surprised. i luv my dog
  • Score: 2

4:59pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Chi Gull says...

Vince wrote:
Gus was always prone to exaggeration. Brisdcutt £5m? I don't think so! Remember he said Dunk must be worth £6m!!! I don't think so!
Remember he said if Zaha is worth £10m, then Buckley must be worth the same! I don't thinks so.

£3m for Liam is about the correct valuation for a player without Premiership experience. With his sulky, don't want to be here anymore attitude, then £3m profit is excellent business - and with add-ons - my guess is it could be nearer £4m. Thank you Gus for enabling that!

As some posters said earlier... GOOD BUSINESS.
Agreed Vince. Nobody else was bidding more for Bridcutt and I am sure the Board would have sold him to a higher bidder if there was one. LB is not as important to OG's system of play as he was to GP. A good deal and looks like the proceeds are going to be strengthening our attack.
[quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: Gus was always prone to exaggeration. Brisdcutt £5m? I don't think so! Remember he said Dunk must be worth £6m!!! I don't think so! Remember he said if Zaha is worth £10m, then Buckley must be worth the same! I don't thinks so. £3m for Liam is about the correct valuation for a player without Premiership experience. With his sulky, don't want to be here anymore attitude, then £3m profit is excellent business - and with add-ons - my guess is it could be nearer £4m. Thank you Gus for enabling that! As some posters said earlier... GOOD BUSINESS.[/p][/quote]Agreed Vince. Nobody else was bidding more for Bridcutt and I am sure the Board would have sold him to a higher bidder if there was one. LB is not as important to OG's system of play as he was to GP. A good deal and looks like the proceeds are going to be strengthening our attack. Chi Gull
  • Score: 2

5:56pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Ringmer Rich says...

Nope sorry, 3m is at least 2m short of what he's worth in todays market. A quality defensive midfielder is not easy to find.
Nope sorry, 3m is at least 2m short of what he's worth in todays market. A quality defensive midfielder is not easy to find. Ringmer Rich
  • Score: -1

5:58pm Thu 30 Jan 14

oksouthstander says...

OldGull wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Why does the sky news tickertape say he was sold for 2.5m ?.
Sky says £2.5m, John Percy says £3m, Manish Bhasin says nearer £4m. Who knows? At least the whole episode is drawing, as we all thought it would, to a close.
talksport £4m
Sky News 3 million
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Why does the sky news tickertape say he was sold for 2.5m ?.[/p][/quote]Sky says £2.5m, John Percy says £3m, Manish Bhasin says nearer £4m. Who knows? At least the whole episode is drawing, as we all thought it would, to a close.[/p][/quote]talksport £4m[/p][/quote]Sky News 3 million oksouthstander
  • Score: 0

6:03pm Thu 30 Jan 14

oksouthstander says...

oksouthstander wrote:
OldGull wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Why does the sky news tickertape say he was sold for 2.5m ?.
Sky says £2.5m, John Percy says £3m, Manish Bhasin says nearer £4m. Who knows? At least the whole episode is drawing, as we all thought it would, to a close.
talksport £4m
Sky News 3 million
Sky News down to 2.5m for Bridcutt
[quote][p][bold]oksouthstander[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Why does the sky news tickertape say he was sold for 2.5m ?.[/p][/quote]Sky says £2.5m, John Percy says £3m, Manish Bhasin says nearer £4m. Who knows? At least the whole episode is drawing, as we all thought it would, to a close.[/p][/quote]talksport £4m[/p][/quote]Sky News 3 million[/p][/quote]Sky News down to 2.5m for Bridcutt oksouthstander
  • Score: 0

6:41pm Thu 30 Jan 14

albion64 says...

Gazza by the sea wrote:
Let's just hope he's in the mood to play when he gets there........
Yes indeed, but on the face of it £3 million isn't bad for a player that refuses to play. He will find it's a bit cold up there too. UTA
[quote][p][bold]Gazza by the sea[/bold] wrote: Let's just hope he's in the mood to play when he gets there........[/p][/quote]Yes indeed, but on the face of it £3 million isn't bad for a player that refuses to play. He will find it's a bit cold up there too. UTA albion64
  • Score: 1

7:34pm Thu 30 Jan 14

championshipgull says...

Sky sport journalist on twitter reporting Bridcutt deal is done
Pete O'Rourke ‏@SkySportsPeteO
Liam Bridcutt has joined Sunderland on a three-and-a-half year deal from Brighton.
Sky sport journalist on twitter reporting Bridcutt deal is done Pete O'Rourke ‏@SkySportsPeteO Liam Bridcutt has joined Sunderland on a three-and-a-half year deal from Brighton. championshipgull
  • Score: 3

1:19am Fri 31 Jan 14

Vince says...

Ringmer Rich wrote:
Nope sorry, 3m is at least 2m short of what he's worth in todays market. A quality defensive midfielder is not easy to find.
I disagree. Whilst his defensive qualities and tenacious tackling are of a high standard, his forward movement and distribution quite often leave a lot to be desired. £2.5 - £3m is a fair price as far as I am concerned - as defenders rarely command the sort of prices that quality forwards do. How many £30m defenders are you aware of - let alone the £80m + fees paid for players like Bale and Ronaldo?

Now if it comes to a fit Will Buckley in top form, then I am inclined to say he is worth £5m - £7m. The same applies to Ulloa. Remember Palace put in a £5m bid for Ulloa at the start of the season.
[quote][p][bold]Ringmer Rich[/bold] wrote: Nope sorry, 3m is at least 2m short of what he's worth in todays market. A quality defensive midfielder is not easy to find.[/p][/quote]I disagree. Whilst his defensive qualities and tenacious tackling are of a high standard, his forward movement and distribution quite often leave a lot to be desired. £2.5 - £3m is a fair price as far as I am concerned - as defenders rarely command the sort of prices that quality forwards do. How many £30m defenders are you aware of - let alone the £80m + fees paid for players like Bale and Ronaldo? Now if it comes to a fit Will Buckley in top form, then I am inclined to say he is worth £5m - £7m. The same applies to Ulloa. Remember Palace put in a £5m bid for Ulloa at the start of the season. Vince
  • Score: 0

1:07pm Fri 31 Jan 14

the taffster says...

Cory and Trevor wrote:
the taffster wrote:
just goes to show what ive been saying for years....t.he club lacks ambition.....letting our best players leave for peanuts.....that's why poyet went because he had taken the club as far he could in the circumstances. mid table fodder again.....how many years do we have t o keep consilodating for?
T W A T
bury your head in the sand then d##khead
[quote][p][bold]Cory and Trevor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the taffster[/bold] wrote: just goes to show what ive been saying for years....t.he club lacks ambition.....letting our best players leave for peanuts.....that's why poyet went because he had taken the club as far he could in the circumstances. mid table fodder again.....how many years do we have t o keep consilodating for?[/p][/quote]T W A T[/p][/quote]bury your head in the sand then d##khead the taffster
  • Score: 0

1:35pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Zamora251 says...

I think he's a turncoat, he was worshipped at Brighton, the way he has been acting over the past few weeks, I think he should be ashamed of himself, acting like a spoilt brat!! We the fans want players who want to play for Brighton
I think he's a turncoat, he was worshipped at Brighton, the way he has been acting over the past few weeks, I think he should be ashamed of himself, acting like a spoilt brat!! We the fans want players who want to play for Brighton Zamora251
  • Score: 0

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