LiveTransfer Deadline Day liveblog

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Summary

  • Dale Stephens trains with Albion squad
  • Bridcutt completes move to Sunderland
  • David Rodriguez signs for rest of season
  • Craig Conway joins Blackburn
  • Reds lose three senior players
  • Seven pages of Albion and Reds coverage in The Argus this weekend

11:11pm

http://www.theargus.co.uk/sport/10980574.So_what_do_you_think__Give_us_your_assessment_of_Albion_s_January_dealings/

 

Right, after a bit of late drama, I'm closing down the liveblog.

But please use the link above to give us your views on what we have witnessed today - and indeed throughout the January window.

As ever, we value your thoughts.

11:06pm

11:01pm

Crawley beat the deadline by a couple of minutes as they loan striker Emile Sinclair to Northampton until the end of the season. Apparently there is the likelihood the deal could become permanent in the summer with a two-year contract on the table if everything goes to plan. Northampton would have to pay a fee for the player who joined Crawley from Peterborough for £100k just five months ago. Sinclair's departure means three players have left Reds today following the departures of Nicky Adams and Gary Alexander. Boss John Gregory will have only 13 fit senior outfield players available for tomorrow's game against Stevenage

10:57pm

There’s your deadline-beating action from the Sussex point of view.
Crawley lose striker Emile Sinclair on loan to Northampton until the end of the season with a view to a two-year deal.
 

10:52pm

10:51pm

Still waiting for that late exit at Crawley. Has not been a great day for them with Adams and Alexander already going.
Forest seem cock-a-hoop with their shopping spree and Danny Graham has just rejoined Middlesbrough.
 

10:38pm

Forest have just signed Jack Hobbs on a four-and-a-half year(!!!!) deal. Big boost to their defence for the run-in.

10:37pm

10:32pm

Could be a late bit of drama at Crawley before the window closes. Watch this space

10:23pm

Spoke too soon – but it’s Crawley, not Albion.
One more leaving the Checkatrade.com we understand
 

10:20pm

Right, I’m going to cease updating the blog now.
But I’ll leave it open just in case.
Next job is to load up the website for the weekend, so we should have content on there to keep you going until we report back for live duty from Vicarage Road on Sunday.
Of course, should any news break this evening, I will get back on here - and we will be straight on to the other parts of the site and our Twitter accounts.
 

10:19pm

9:51pm

Like spectators gradually shuffling away from a cricket match on the final afternoon of a draw, I’m guessing my audience is well and truly on the wane now. It has not been a vintage deadline day although, with one new signing, two interview sessions and a record transfer out of the club, I’ve known duller.
Readers’ comments on here plus Twitter reaction to myself and, more especially, Andy Naylor have been of a ho-hum nature. Not open revolt but some dissatisfaction.

(Thanks for your feedback, by the way).

Despite all that, checking the figures, I’m glad to say this liveblog has been the third most read item across the whole of the Newsquest’s sizeable group of websites today. We were top at one stage before things went quiet.

So thanks for clicking.
 

9:39pm

Crawley have failed in their pursuit of striker Lee Gregory with the Halifax striker confirming he is staying at the Conference premier club. Asking price may have been too much.

9:34pm

THE SUPER SIX - Albion’s six biggest fees received (probably)
No.1 (new entry). Liam Bridcutt (£2.5m, to Sunderland)
Reports have varied as to Bridcutt’s final fee. There could well be add-ons and adjustments. But, even at £2.5million, the midfielder taken as a free agent in 2010– and sent off at Withdean on his first ever appearance there, for Stockport in 2009 – tops the list.
 

9:31pm

The Argus: Debut: Bridcutt

9:27pm

9:05pm

9:03pm

But our Crawley man Steve Hollis has told us to hold the back page – well, the bit of it reserved for Reds news anyway.
There could still be action at the Checkatrade.com tonight.
 

9:01pm

Andy Naylor has switched off his computer, said goodnight and gone (presumably) home.

8:37pm

THE SUPER SIX - Albion’s six biggest fees received (probably)
Former No.1, now No. 2. Elliott Bennett c.£2m (2011, to Norwich)

Not quite Mull Of Kintyre proportions but the current Canary had a very good run at No.1 until being knocked off his perch today. Fittingly given our destination this weekend, it was on a trip to Watford for a Cup tie that we in the Argus pool car debated whether or not he would be off to Norwich in the January window back in 2011. He stayed, helped take the Seagulls to the title (capped by that stunning goal, shown below from the away end) and then made his record-busting move.
 

8:36pm

8:32pm

Steve Hollis suspects there could yet be more movement at Crawley.
He has got it all covered. Let’s hope the covers on the Crawley pitch are doing a similarly good job tonight!
 

8:14pm

8:06pm

So to recap up at Leeds, Ross McCormack releases a statement to say he's staying and that he looks forward to a continued working relationship with Brian McDermott.
Then, minutes klater, McDermott is sacked
So McCormack (showing either a dry sense of humour or utter exasperation) tweets this

 


Classic!
 

7:59pm

THE SUPER SIX - Albion’s six biggest fees received (probably)
Joint no.3. Bobby Zamora £1.5m (2003, to Spurs)
There have been calls for him to return this week. But this was the day Bobby hit the big time. I still remember how we went to staff his welcoming press conference at White Hart Lane. And I also recall designing and sub-editing a pullout in the Sports Argus entitled Bye Bye Bobby or something similar. Yes, that fee looks a bit on the small side now – but it was a big, big deal at the time.
 

7:58pm

7:51pm

Not so long ago we’d have been placed on red alert here on the sports desk by this news  – Managerial vacancy at Leeds!
Brian McDermott has been sacked tonight.
Hard not to think back at the feelgood factor at Elland Road on the first day of the season when you see that news.
 

7:33pm

THE SUPER SIX - Albion’s six biggest fees received (probably)

Joint no. 3.  Adam Virgo £1.5m (2005, to Celtic)
You don’t normally have joint third place in the charts but club historian Tim Carder cannot split our next two legends. Mark McGhee and Dick Knight pretty much snatched Celtic’s collective hand off when this offer came in months after Virgo had got off his treatment bed to keep the Seagulls in the second tier. Virgo also played a massive part in getting the club back into the Championship in 2004 - and this was great business, both for Albion and the player.

7:32pm

The Argus: Adam Virgo says a good result at Shrewsbury tonight can kick-start Albion's league campaign

7:15pm

Meanwhile Middlesbrough’s Marvin Emnes could be heading to Swansea City tonight. I must admit I’m not sure what part Emnes played in Boro’s recent resurgence but it would obviously be a notable transfer in the Championship play-off race if it happened.

7:08pm

7:03pm

Looks like Ross McCormack will still be a Leeds player when they come south in a couple of weeks. He has pledged his commitment to Elland Road amid interest from, latterly, Cardiff City.

6:59pm

THE SUPER SIX - Albion’s six biggest fees received (probably)
5. Craig Noone £1m (2012, to Cardiff)
Crooner Nooney drops to five in our chart after his somewhat surprising trip to South Wales late in the summer window of 2012. The Liverpool fan had been pursued by the Bluebirds previously but finally went west after they had changed their kit to red and signed Tommy Smith. Just a coincidence? It took a while but Noone is starting to look a bargain at £1 million under OGS’s management.
 

6:58pm

The Argus: Here at last: Craig Noone has signed for Albion (Pic by Paul Hazlewood)

6:52pm

THE SUPER SIX - Albion’s six biggest fees received (probably)
6. Mark Lawrenson brought in £900,000 in 1981 when he went to top-flight rivals Liverpool – and left Albion-mad teenagers devastated to see their hero depart. All part of growing up I suppose. As Tim Carder said of the £900k fee – “What would that be today?”
 

6:52pm

The Argus: Mark Lawrenson in his playing days

6:48pm

Evening all - Brian Owen checking in for what could a quiet evening session on the liveblog.

I've spent much of the day in Falmer, first at the training ground and then The Amex. The results of what went on up there will be spread over five pages of The Argus in the morning.

Andy Naylor is still here in the office but he is looking relaxed!

Albion’s club historian Tim Carder is a very handy man with whom to be in contact on days like this.
I didn’t bother asking him about Albion's record signing.
But I did request a lot of biggest fees which have come in to the club.
Even going by the smallest figure reported of £2.5 million, it seems certain Liam Bridcutt, signed on a free in 2010, has broken the club record.
So let’s count down what used to be the top five – and is now the super six!
As Tim tells us: “It’s all a too secretive to be certain. I rely on you and your colleagues to provide some sort of figure! I hope I haven’t left anyone obvious out.
“You can also throw Gareth Barry into the mix, although the £1.05m (reported) we received for him was compensation rather than a transfer fee.”
Many thanks to Tim I’m told the current Crawley manager still vividly remembers that Gareth Barry deal.
 

 

6:23pm

Reports in Swindon suggest Crawley have shown interest in Robins striker Dany N'Guessan but it is understood nothing will happen tonight

5:20pm

Former Crawley boss Steve Evans has spoken of his delight at signing Nicky Adams from his old club.

The Rotherham manager said: "He is very talented and enjoys taking on defenders for in tight situations. He’s committed, and for us it’s good to capture his signature after a move that goes back as far as last Summer.”
 

5:05pm

5:04pm

Less than six hours to go until the window closes. Bit of a lull but still expect some action at Crawley Town

4:48pm

Nicky Adams has thanked the club on leaving via Twitter and has a special word for the boys he is leaving behind at Crawley.

He tweeted: "Gonna miss the boys. Unbelievable set of lads who il never forget and will still batter me everyday anyway. Good luck boys"

4:26pm

So two out at Crawley.

Here's the latest update on striker exit

4:06pm

4:04pm

Rotherham have confirmed the signing of Nicky Adams from Crawley Town

4:04pm

Confirmation of Nicky Adams' move from Crawley to Rotherham has come through three hours after we reported it as a done deal. Fee undisclosed but understand it is £95k. Two and a half year deal as previously reported.

3:54pm

3:21pm

More information coming through on the Nicky Adams transfer to Rotherham. We are hearing the fee is £95,000 and Adams has agreed a two-and-a-half year deal.

3:20pm

3:20pm

Crawley have signed Derby goalkeeper Ross Atkins on a month's loan.

Here is the story.

3:12pm

David Rodriguez is quite a slightly-built figure. "He's quick and he scores goals - and he's used to the rain," his agent told me earlier. Here's a little compilation some of his goals for Celta.

 

3:06pm

I imagine some of you heard Talk Sport's man in the North East talking about further activity between Albion and Wearside.

That doesn't tally with what we are expecting but we will see.

2:39pm

Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough confirms Crawley striker Billy Clarke is "one of a number" of players on his shopping list but is not confident of getting a deal done before the 11pm deadline. Clough suggests any transfers might have to wait until the loan window opens on February 8

2:30pm

2:29pm

Leaving The Amex now.

2:24pm

2:24pm

We just had a rather stop-start press conference with David Rodriguez. Look forward to talking to him in depth when there is more time.

The press conference room is now quiet as David heads off to be photographed and filmed for when his name comes up on the screens at The Amex before a game.

We understand that could well be it for Albion today.

2:21pm

2:17pm

Apparently David Rodriguez likes to just be known as David on his shirt. Talk that he could be D.Rodriguez. 

1:56pm

Crawley striker is on his way out the club.

Read the latest from Steve Hollis

1:54pm

1:52pm

1:51pm

We are waiting to talk to David Rodriguez at The Amex. Signing for rest of the season as a free agent. 

1:47pm

Hasn't been announced officially yet but apparently Nicky Adams's move from Crawley to Rotherham is now a done deal. No information on the size of the fee yet but won't be huge as he's out of contract in the summer. Millers were reported to have offered £300,000 for him in November but I'd be surprised if it was anywhere near that now

1:44pm

1:34pm

Crawley striker Billy Clarke is one of a number of players Sheffield United are interested in according to sources in the north. Had a brief loan spell at Bramall Lane two and a half years ago and came close to joining the Blades when he signed for Reds from Blackpool in January 2012. The former Republic of Ireland under-21 international is out of contract in the summer and is unlikely to sign a new deal so Reds could be willing to cash in before deadline. Think they would only sell if they managed to bring a striker in though with Gary Alexander having left to join Burton Albion this morning. Halifax hot-shot Lee Gregory is on their radar.

1:34pm

Talking to my contact at Watford a short while ago, it seems they expect to lose holding midfielder Iriney to Mallorca before deadline tonight. They are concerned over Almen Abdi, who suffered a recurrence of a foot injury in the defeat at Forest last night.  

They are expected to use Anya and Forestieri as an inventive double act playing off Deeney.

1:23pm

Former Albion left-back Marcos Painter has secured a new deal at Portsmouth taking him through until the end of the season. I'm told he has impressed over there in recent weeks under Richie Barker's management.

1:07pm

1:07pm

12:51pm

12:26pm

12:25pm

It is probably timely to point out that, as we understand it, Albion were interested in both Dale Stephens and Adam Clayton. It is not as if Stephens arrives as second choice - as the fact they have been linked with him for some time underlines.

12:23pm

12:03pm

12:02pm

Halifax striker Lee Gregory could be a Crawley target.

He is of interest to a number of clubs, though.

Read more here

11:44am

Slight lull in updates over the last few minutes as we rattle out copy for our five-page Albion section in The Argus tomorrow.

David Rodriguez will be an interesting addition, but one who might require a bit of patience. He has played very little this season and will also need to adapt to English football. but he is fit and keen. and wet weather should not be a problem, having been based in Galicia as a Celta player.

I understand he will be signing until the end of the season.

 

11:37am

Looks like movement is likely to happen at Crawley Town today.

Steve Hollis update here

11:27am

11:27am

10:51am

10:51am

That's it from the training ground for now. We will be at The Amex later but might pop into the office for a while before that.

10:41am

For those looking for a national picture we also have a second liveblog running which will cover moves across Europe.

You can find it here.

But stick here for all the local moves and an update of all the major moves of the day.

10:37am

"It's a step up in class and he is going into a club where you have to fight for every point, which can make it that bit tougher, but he is a quality player and he will be hungry to prove he is a Premer League player."

That was Stephen Ward talking about Liam Bridcutt a short while ago. You will find Ward's view on Albion's progress and the Watford game in The Argus tomorrow.

10:34am

10:33am

So Liam Bridcutt won't be facing his old club at Watford on Sunday - and nor it seems will Will Buckley as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury.

10:28am

Oscar: "I hope to have a busy day but at this moment I am focussed on the training session."

10:27am

Oscar Garcia has just wished Liam Bridcutt well in the top flight.

10:25am

Oscar Garcia says goodbye to Bridcutt after he completes his move to Sunderland.

Read more here.

10:24am

David Rodriguez is undergoing a medical.

10:17am

That Wilson Palacios link with Albion, which has emerged this morning, is currently being checked out

10:15am

In readiness for the expected arrival of David Rodriguez, I asked around yesterday as to what we could expect.

My counterpart in Gijon, Javi Barrio, told me: "He is a good player, very fast and useful with the ball. Last year he was the player who scored most goals for Sporting (13). The problem is he is quite inconsistent. However I think English football can be positive for his style."

10:14am

10:09am

10:07am

Meanwhile it appears Craig Conway is on his way to Blackburn. When he went back to Cardiff after the Middlesbrough game it was seen as a huge blow - and a priority to get him back. I would suggest those priorities have since changed with the return to form and fitness of Kazenga LuaLua and Andrea Orlandi and the need to cover losses in other positions.

 

10:03am

Dale Stephens has a former team mate at training with him. Will Buckley was in the same Rochdale side a few years ago.

10:01am

10:00am

Liam Bridcutt confirmed as a Sunderland player

9:59am

It's a bitingly cold morning here up in Falmer, where Dale Stephens has now joined his new colleagues for a warm-up.

 

 

9:57am

Albion's striker target David Rodriguez is in Brighton to finalise a free transfer move from Spain.

The 27-year-old cancelled his contract with Celta Vigo, which was due to expire in the summer.

For more read here.

9:46am

9:45am

We are also poised for official confirmation of the Liam Bridcutt deal, on the three-and-a-half year contract at Sunderland being widely repported yesterday.

Right, I'm off to talk to Stephen Ward

 

9:44am

9:43am

We will also be keeping a keen eye on events at Crawley - or at least my colleague Steve Hollis will.
Deadline day has been quiet up the M23 in the last two or three windows but Steve seems to be sensing possible activity today.

9:43am

9:30am

9:30am

9:30am

Dale Stephens spoke about being seen as Andrew Crofts' replacement and about his footballing influences - among other things. He will, of course, feature in The Argus tomorrow. 

One would hope he is competing for space with other arrivals.

9:25am

9:16am

Brian Owen here checking in from the training ground, where it seems Bruno and Leo Ulloa will soon have another colleague with whom to discuss old times at Almeria. 

David Rodriguez expected to sign as a free agent having split with Celta yesterday.

Dale Stephens will be talking to the assembled media shortly.

8:59am

It's not a transfer but the Sussex Senior Cup draw will be made at noon today.

8:48am

8:04am Fri 31 Jan 14

Alfie T says

No further Buckley rumours, think he will still be a Brighton player at 11.30 tonight, hopefully.

8:44am

The Sun says Albion will block any move by either Sunderland or Crystal Palace for Will Buckley as they do not have a replacement lined up. Both Premier League clubs are reported to have met the £2.5 million asking price for the exciting winger.

8:38am

Here's a video for those feeling a little wistful over Bridcutt's move.

Here is his famous goal in injury time to secure a 4-3 win over Carlisle in the season they won the League One title

8:23am

8:17am

Another one of interest is David Rodriguez. The Argus were tipped off by the daily newspaper in Vigo yesterday morning that the rather rapid 27-year-old striker had cut short his contract with Celta and was moving to Brighton.

Subsequent digging confirmed the Seagulls were indeed interested but we believe he is one of several strikers they have been looking at. Rodriguez has hardly featured in the Liga BBVA this season but did well in the second-tier Liga Adelante.

We’ll have a bit more about him later on if appropriate but is worth remembering he is a free agent which means (a) there is no transfer fee and (b) he does not have to sign by 11pm.

8:08am

7:30am Fri 31 Jan 14

Tall Boys says

So farewell Liam. Best of British old son and thanks for the memories.

8:04am

 

8:00am

The first serious business of the day for us will be the weekly press call with Albion, when we will meet new signing Dale Stephens.

There will also be the customary pre-match chat with Oscar Garcia, plus the views of Stephen Ward, as the Seagulls prepare to go to Watford (who crashed 4-2 at Forest last night) on Sunday.

7:48am

7:47am

7:44am

Here's a bit of video to get Albion fans excited about their new signing - a wonder goal by Dale Stephens:

7:21am

We’re hoping for a busy day – and preparing for a late night. Albion brought in Charlton midfielder Dale Stephens on a three-and-a-half year deal last night, a move you can read all about in The Argus today.

As we left it last night, Liam Bridcutt was about to be announced as a Sunderland player, in time for their little kickabout in the North East with Newcastle.

We expect to see the traditional ”holding the shirt aloft” shots from the Stadium of Light today.

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7:30am Fri 31 Jan 14

Tall Boys says...

So farewell Liam. Best of British old son and thanks for the memories.
So farewell Liam. Best of British old son and thanks for the memories. Tall Boys
  • Score: 5

7:37am Fri 31 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

I think there's a deadline at some point today to register him in time for tomorrow's game.
Given the personalities involved, I hope a technicality doesn't delay confirmation......
I think there's a deadline at some point today to register him in time for tomorrow's game. Given the personalities involved, I hope a technicality doesn't delay confirmation...... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 3

8:04am Fri 31 Jan 14

Alfie T says...

No further Buckley rumours, think he will still be a Brighton player at 11.30 tonight, hopefully.
No further Buckley rumours, think he will still be a Brighton player at 11.30 tonight, hopefully. Alfie T
  • Score: 2

8:44am Fri 31 Jan 14

tonypulis says...

Mr Naylor. Any news on when Will Buckley will be signing for me? I've been patiently waiting in my portacabin all night , but he hasn't been in touch for hours now. Please put my mind at rest.
Mr Naylor. Any news on when Will Buckley will be signing for me? I've been patiently waiting in my portacabin all night , but he hasn't been in touch for hours now. Please put my mind at rest. tonypulis
  • Score: 1

8:51am Fri 31 Jan 14

markymark03 says...

Reports last night stating that Conway was heading to Blackburn. I really hope we don't miss out on him he seemed like the type of winger we need. It would be frustrating to think that Ulloa wouldn't be able to get on the end of his wicked crosses
Reports last night stating that Conway was heading to Blackburn. I really hope we don't miss out on him he seemed like the type of winger we need. It would be frustrating to think that Ulloa wouldn't be able to get on the end of his wicked crosses markymark03
  • Score: 6

8:51am Fri 31 Jan 14

captaincurses says...

Andy, if we don't have a replacement for Buckley lined up, does this mean that we're no longer after Conway?
Andy, if we don't have a replacement for Buckley lined up, does this mean that we're no longer after Conway? captaincurses
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8:53am Fri 31 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

What I like about the Rodrigues link is the fact he's a free agent.
It assume he must cut the mustard so it potentially proves you can make freedom of contract work in your favour and you don't always have to spend big to get a return.
So I take it as a positive that our lot are working diligently behind the scenes rather than a negative that they won't spend money.
What I like about the Rodrigues link is the fact he's a free agent. It assume he must cut the mustard so it potentially proves you can make freedom of contract work in your favour and you don't always have to spend big to get a return. So I take it as a positive that our lot are working diligently behind the scenes rather than a negative that they won't spend money. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 4

9:10am Fri 31 Jan 14

bhaforever says...

Still waiting on the price for bridcutt if he went for £3 million i can live with but if it was £2.5 then we have been mugged.
Still waiting on the price for bridcutt if he went for £3 million i can live with but if it was £2.5 then we have been mugged. bhaforever
  • Score: 3

9:18am Fri 31 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

I'm hopeful of a good day today with Buckley being retained and the spine of the team being reinforced by 3 arrivals... Another central midfielder, a central defender and someone up top.

Uta
I'm hopeful of a good day today with Buckley being retained and the spine of the team being reinforced by 3 arrivals... Another central midfielder, a central defender and someone up top. Uta SMF20
  • Score: 4

9:20am Fri 31 Jan 14

saraman says...

bhaforever wrote:
Still waiting on the price for bridcutt if he went for £3 million i can live with but if it was £2.5 then we have been mugged.
£3.25m with £0.5m add-ons according to Radio Sussex.
[quote][p][bold]bhaforever[/bold] wrote: Still waiting on the price for bridcutt if he went for £3 million i can live with but if it was £2.5 then we have been mugged.[/p][/quote]£3.25m with £0.5m add-ons according to Radio Sussex. saraman
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9:21am Fri 31 Jan 14

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9:10am Fri 31 Jan 14

bhaforever says...

Still waiting on the price for bridcutt if he went for £3 million i can live with but if it was £2.5 then we have been mugged

Not really, firstly we got him on a free, secondly he's only played in the championship - he might not cut it at the top level. There is a real element of risk from Sunderland's perspective.
.Quote » Report this post » ... 9:10am Fri 31 Jan 14 bhaforever says... Still waiting on the price for bridcutt if he went for £3 million i can live with but if it was £2.5 then we have been mugged Not really, firstly we got him on a free, secondly he's only played in the championship - he might not cut it at the top level. There is a real element of risk from Sunderland's perspective. B rian Tawses left foot
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9:21am Fri 31 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

bhaforever wrote:
Still waiting on the price for bridcutt if he went for £3 million i can live with but if it was £2.5 then we have been mugged.
From what I hear, we've been mugged on this one but hopefully things will balance out..
[quote][p][bold]bhaforever[/bold] wrote: Still waiting on the price for bridcutt if he went for £3 million i can live with but if it was £2.5 then we have been mugged.[/p][/quote]From what I hear, we've been mugged on this one but hopefully things will balance out.. Albion In Staffs
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9:24am Fri 31 Jan 14

lhughesbrighton says...

Will be interesting to see how much effort we put into getting a second midfielder, obviously Clayton @ Huddersfield been mentioned but I think not snapping up Trotter @ Millwall will be a loss, especially as he has 6 months left on his contract...cheaper?
Will be interesting to see how much effort we put into getting a second midfielder, obviously Clayton @ Huddersfield been mentioned but I think not snapping up Trotter @ Millwall will be a loss, especially as he has 6 months left on his contract...cheaper? lhughesbrighton
  • Score: 1

9:33am Fri 31 Jan 14

tonypulis says...

SMF20 wrote:
I'm hopeful of a good day today with Buckley being retained and the spine of the team being reinforced by 3 arrivals... Another central midfielder, a central defender and someone up top.

Uta
Mentioned it on another thread but If you are after a central defender then Hulsl Jack Hobbs is your man. Cannot believe Brighton haven't gone for him. Leicester,Wigan and Reading in the running at the mo.
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: I'm hopeful of a good day today with Buckley being retained and the spine of the team being reinforced by 3 arrivals... Another central midfielder, a central defender and someone up top. Uta[/p][/quote]Mentioned it on another thread but If you are after a central defender then Hulsl Jack Hobbs is your man. Cannot believe Brighton haven't gone for him. Leicester,Wigan and Reading in the running at the mo. tonypulis
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9:38am Fri 31 Jan 14

Jonathan Mouette says...

Hala Gaviotas....!!!

Sorry to our ever-growing Spanish speaking contingent but it's the best I can do and I'm sure they will understand.

C'mon Seagulls...!
Hala Gaviotas....!!! Sorry to our ever-growing Spanish speaking contingent but it's the best I can do and I'm sure they will understand. C'mon Seagulls...! Jonathan Mouette
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9:51am Fri 31 Jan 14

tug509 says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
I think there's a deadline at some point today to register him in time for tomorrow's game.
Given the personalities involved, I hope a technicality doesn't delay confirmation......
Good Morning AIS ,we play on Sunday ,do you know if that means we have more time to clear him for the Watford game ,or does the paperwork still have to be registered today ,thanks. UTA
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: I think there's a deadline at some point today to register him in time for tomorrow's game. Given the personalities involved, I hope a technicality doesn't delay confirmation......[/p][/quote]Good Morning AIS ,we play on Sunday ,do you know if that means we have more time to clear him for the Watford game ,or does the paperwork still have to be registered today ,thanks. UTA tug509
  • Score: -2

10:07am Fri 31 Jan 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

I hope Bridcutt helps Sunderland stay up so we get some of those mooted add-ons.

Bridcutt is dead, long live Stephens (+ others?)
I hope Bridcutt helps Sunderland stay up so we get some of those mooted add-ons. Bridcutt is dead, long live Stephens (+ others?) Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 0

10:32am Fri 31 Jan 14

tug509 says...

tug509 wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
I think there's a deadline at some point today to register him in time for tomorrow's game.
Given the personalities involved, I hope a technicality doesn't delay confirmation......
Good Morning AIS ,we play on Sunday ,do you know if that means we have more time to clear him for the Watford game ,or does the paperwork still have to be registered today ,thanks. UTA
Just exactly what did i write that justifies a thumbs down ,there are some seriously sad people about .
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: I think there's a deadline at some point today to register him in time for tomorrow's game. Given the personalities involved, I hope a technicality doesn't delay confirmation......[/p][/quote]Good Morning AIS ,we play on Sunday ,do you know if that means we have more time to clear him for the Watford game ,or does the paperwork still have to be registered today ,thanks. UTA[/p][/quote]Just exactly what did i write that justifies a thumbs down ,there are some seriously sad people about . tug509
  • Score: -4

10:36am Fri 31 Jan 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

tug509 wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
I think there's a deadline at some point today to register him in time for tomorrow's game.
Given the personalities involved, I hope a technicality doesn't delay confirmation......
Good Morning AIS ,we play on Sunday ,do you know if that means we have more time to clear him for the Watford game ,or does the paperwork still have to be registered today ,thanks. UTA
Just exactly what did i write that justifies a thumbs down ,there are some seriously sad people about .
Every now and then someone pops up and thumbs-down everyone. Probably the same who automatically thumbs-up their own posts.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: I think there's a deadline at some point today to register him in time for tomorrow's game. Given the personalities involved, I hope a technicality doesn't delay confirmation......[/p][/quote]Good Morning AIS ,we play on Sunday ,do you know if that means we have more time to clear him for the Watford game ,or does the paperwork still have to be registered today ,thanks. UTA[/p][/quote]Just exactly what did i write that justifies a thumbs down ,there are some seriously sad people about .[/p][/quote]Every now and then someone pops up and thumbs-down everyone. Probably the same who automatically thumbs-up their own posts. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: -3

11:03am Fri 31 Jan 14

Chi Gull says...

tug509 wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
I think there's a deadline at some point today to register him in time for tomorrow's game.
Given the personalities involved, I hope a technicality doesn't delay confirmation......
Good Morning AIS ,we play on Sunday ,do you know if that means we have more time to clear him for the Watford game ,or does the paperwork still have to be registered today ,thanks. UTA
Just exactly what did i write that justifies a thumbs down ,there are some seriously sad people about .
You should wear your thumbs down with pride! It was probably from tonypulis/ringtone.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: I think there's a deadline at some point today to register him in time for tomorrow's game. Given the personalities involved, I hope a technicality doesn't delay confirmation......[/p][/quote]Good Morning AIS ,we play on Sunday ,do you know if that means we have more time to clear him for the Watford game ,or does the paperwork still have to be registered today ,thanks. UTA[/p][/quote]Just exactly what did i write that justifies a thumbs down ,there are some seriously sad people about .[/p][/quote]You should wear your thumbs down with pride! It was probably from tonypulis/ringtone. Chi Gull
  • Score: 1

11:44am Fri 31 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Good morning one and all , it's 3-40am here in Vegas, I am up and ready for all the excitement surrounding our club on this final day of the window.

Good luck Bridders, I hope this move brings you all that you hope for.

A warm welcome to Stephens, I know that you will enjoy playing in the stripes.
Good morning one and all , it's 3-40am here in Vegas, I am up and ready for all the excitement surrounding our club on this final day of the window. Good luck Bridders, I hope this move brings you all that you hope for. A warm welcome to Stephens, I know that you will enjoy playing in the stripes. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

11:51am Fri 31 Jan 14

tonypulis says...

Chi Gull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
I think there's a deadline at some point today to register him in time for tomorrow's game.
Given the personalities involved, I hope a technicality doesn't delay confirmation......
Good Morning AIS ,we play on Sunday ,do you know if that means we have more time to clear him for the Watford game ,or does the paperwork still have to be registered today ,thanks. UTA
Just exactly what did i write that justifies a thumbs down ,there are some seriously sad people about .
You should wear your thumbs down with pride! It was probably from tonypulis/ringtone.
To be fair I'm a thumbs up sort of guy. Especially for Seegull Fly in Sky who's thoughtful insight appeals to my sense of humour.
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: I think there's a deadline at some point today to register him in time for tomorrow's game. Given the personalities involved, I hope a technicality doesn't delay confirmation......[/p][/quote]Good Morning AIS ,we play on Sunday ,do you know if that means we have more time to clear him for the Watford game ,or does the paperwork still have to be registered today ,thanks. UTA[/p][/quote]Just exactly what did i write that justifies a thumbs down ,there are some seriously sad people about .[/p][/quote]You should wear your thumbs down with pride! It was probably from tonypulis/ringtone.[/p][/quote]To be fair I'm a thumbs up sort of guy. Especially for Seegull Fly in Sky who's thoughtful insight appeals to my sense of humour. tonypulis
  • Score: -2

12:08pm Fri 31 Jan 14

mikeygit says...

WE had a report from the Argus this morning at 10am that Bridcutts transfer was completed-as a BHA Fan I do not want to have the Argus printing a photo of him in Sunderland shirt---good luck to him but that photo is for THEIR supporters not ours!!!
WE had a report from the Argus this morning at 10am that Bridcutts transfer was completed-as a BHA Fan I do not want to have the Argus printing a photo of him in Sunderland shirt---good luck to him but that photo is for THEIR supporters not ours!!! mikeygit
  • Score: 2

12:13pm Fri 31 Jan 14

tug509 says...

tonypulis wrote:
Chi Gull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
I think there's a deadline at some point today to register him in time for tomorrow's game.
Given the personalities involved, I hope a technicality doesn't delay confirmation......
Good Morning AIS ,we play on Sunday ,do you know if that means we have more time to clear him for the Watford game ,or does the paperwork still have to be registered today ,thanks. UTA
Just exactly what did i write that justifies a thumbs down ,there are some seriously sad people about .
You should wear your thumbs down with pride! It was probably from tonypulis/ringtone.
To be fair I'm a thumbs up sort of guy. Especially for Seegull Fly in Sky who's thoughtful insight appeals to my sense of humour.
Regardless of any possible pseudonyms ,i like your syle Tony ,far more fun than ringtone ! personally i think your a closet Brighton fan ! :0) UTA
[quote][p][bold]tonypulis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: I think there's a deadline at some point today to register him in time for tomorrow's game. Given the personalities involved, I hope a technicality doesn't delay confirmation......[/p][/quote]Good Morning AIS ,we play on Sunday ,do you know if that means we have more time to clear him for the Watford game ,or does the paperwork still have to be registered today ,thanks. UTA[/p][/quote]Just exactly what did i write that justifies a thumbs down ,there are some seriously sad people about .[/p][/quote]You should wear your thumbs down with pride! It was probably from tonypulis/ringtone.[/p][/quote]To be fair I'm a thumbs up sort of guy. Especially for Seegull Fly in Sky who's thoughtful insight appeals to my sense of humour.[/p][/quote]Regardless of any possible pseudonyms ,i like your syle Tony ,far more fun than ringtone ! personally i think your a closet Brighton fan ! :0) UTA tug509
  • Score: 0

12:20pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

tug509 wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
I think there's a deadline at some point today to register him in time for tomorrow's game.
Given the personalities involved, I hope a technicality doesn't delay confirmation......
Good Morning AIS ,we play on Sunday ,do you know if that means we have more time to clear him for the Watford game ,or does the paperwork still have to be registered today ,thanks. UTA
Tug,
No idea what all the thumbs down were about!
Anyway, my comment was obviously related to LB but that's now fallen by the wayside (My cynical nature at play)
With regard to us and Sunday, the straight answer is I don't know!
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: I think there's a deadline at some point today to register him in time for tomorrow's game. Given the personalities involved, I hope a technicality doesn't delay confirmation......[/p][/quote]Good Morning AIS ,we play on Sunday ,do you know if that means we have more time to clear him for the Watford game ,or does the paperwork still have to be registered today ,thanks. UTA[/p][/quote]Tug, No idea what all the thumbs down were about! Anyway, my comment was obviously related to LB but that's now fallen by the wayside (My cynical nature at play) With regard to us and Sunday, the straight answer is I don't know! Albion In Staffs
  • Score: -3

12:28pm Fri 31 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
I think there's a deadline at some point today to register him in time for tomorrow's game.
Given the personalities involved, I hope a technicality doesn't delay confirmation......
Good Morning AIS ,we play on Sunday ,do you know if that means we have more time to clear him for the Watford game ,or does the paperwork still have to be registered today ,thanks. UTA
Tug,
No idea what all the thumbs down were about!
Anyway, my comment was obviously related to LB but that's now fallen by the wayside (My cynical nature at play)
With regard to us and Sunday, the straight answer is I don't know!
Hi Tug.
Today is the last day to sign players, a player is not signed until the paperwork has been lodged with eh FA, so playing on Sunday makes no difference. All new players must be registered today by 11pm.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: I think there's a deadline at some point today to register him in time for tomorrow's game. Given the personalities involved, I hope a technicality doesn't delay confirmation......[/p][/quote]Good Morning AIS ,we play on Sunday ,do you know if that means we have more time to clear him for the Watford game ,or does the paperwork still have to be registered today ,thanks. UTA[/p][/quote]Tug, No idea what all the thumbs down were about! Anyway, my comment was obviously related to LB but that's now fallen by the wayside (My cynical nature at play) With regard to us and Sunday, the straight answer is I don't know![/p][/quote]Hi Tug. Today is the last day to sign players, a player is not signed until the paperwork has been lodged with eh FA, so playing on Sunday makes no difference. All new players must be registered today by 11pm. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -3

12:30pm Fri 31 Jan 14

tug509 says...

tonypulis wrote:
Chi Gull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
I think there's a deadline at some point today to register him in time for tomorrow's game.
Given the personalities involved, I hope a technicality doesn't delay confirmation......
Good Morning AIS ,we play on Sunday ,do you know if that means we have more time to clear him for the Watford game ,or does the paperwork still have to be registered today ,thanks. UTA
Just exactly what did i write that justifies a thumbs down ,there are some seriously sad people about .
You should wear your thumbs down with pride! It was probably from tonypulis/ringtone.
To be fair I'm a thumbs up sort of guy. Especially for Seegull Fly in Sky who's thoughtful insight appeals to my sense of humour.
Regardless of any possible pseudonyms ,i like your syle Tony ,far more fun than ringtone ! personally i think your a closet Brighton fan ! :0) UTA
[quote][p][bold]tonypulis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: I think there's a deadline at some point today to register him in time for tomorrow's game. Given the personalities involved, I hope a technicality doesn't delay confirmation......[/p][/quote]Good Morning AIS ,we play on Sunday ,do you know if that means we have more time to clear him for the Watford game ,or does the paperwork still have to be registered today ,thanks. UTA[/p][/quote]Just exactly what did i write that justifies a thumbs down ,there are some seriously sad people about .[/p][/quote]You should wear your thumbs down with pride! It was probably from tonypulis/ringtone.[/p][/quote]To be fair I'm a thumbs up sort of guy. Especially for Seegull Fly in Sky who's thoughtful insight appeals to my sense of humour.[/p][/quote]Regardless of any possible pseudonyms ,i like your syle Tony ,far more fun than ringtone ! personally i think your a closet Brighton fan ! :0) UTA tug509
  • Score: 0

12:32pm Fri 31 Jan 14

tug509 says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
I think there's a deadline at some point today to register him in time for tomorrow's game.
Given the personalities involved, I hope a technicality doesn't delay confirmation......
Good Morning AIS ,we play on Sunday ,do you know if that means we have more time to clear him for the Watford game ,or does the paperwork still have to be registered today ,thanks. UTA
Tug,
No idea what all the thumbs down were about!
Anyway, my comment was obviously related to LB but that's now fallen by the wayside (My cynical nature at play)
With regard to us and Sunday, the straight answer is I don't know!
Thanks AIS ,ishould have paid more attention . UTA
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: I think there's a deadline at some point today to register him in time for tomorrow's game. Given the personalities involved, I hope a technicality doesn't delay confirmation......[/p][/quote]Good Morning AIS ,we play on Sunday ,do you know if that means we have more time to clear him for the Watford game ,or does the paperwork still have to be registered today ,thanks. UTA[/p][/quote]Tug, No idea what all the thumbs down were about! Anyway, my comment was obviously related to LB but that's now fallen by the wayside (My cynical nature at play) With regard to us and Sunday, the straight answer is I don't know![/p][/quote]Thanks AIS ,ishould have paid more attention . UTA tug509
  • Score: 0

12:44pm Fri 31 Jan 14

tug509 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
I think there's a deadline at some point today to register him in time for tomorrow's game.
Given the personalities involved, I hope a technicality doesn't delay confirmation......
Good Morning AIS ,we play on Sunday ,do you know if that means we have more time to clear him for the Watford game ,or does the paperwork still have to be registered today ,thanks. UTA
Tug,
No idea what all the thumbs down were about!
Anyway, my comment was obviously related to LB but that's now fallen by the wayside (My cynical nature at play)
With regard to us and Sunday, the straight answer is I don't know!
Hi Tug.
Today is the last day to sign players, a player is not signed until the paperwork has been lodged with eh FA, so playing on Sunday makes no difference. All new players must be registered today by 11pm.
Good morning mate ,3-40 you say ,i played poker for the first time last night ,and i got to bed by about 3-00 am uk ,so i`m hung over and feel like an old man ,but i did very well ,for a first timer ,i won 2nd prize ,which with the amount i drank ,just about covered my bar tab!!.
BIG DAY today ,feel good about the Spanish lad ,i realy feel we can make it this season ,maybe still a bit drunk ,but i love this Great club of ours ,there`s always something to make you feel proud .
Hair of the dog for me i`m afraid . UTA........but not too loudly !.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: I think there's a deadline at some point today to register him in time for tomorrow's game. Given the personalities involved, I hope a technicality doesn't delay confirmation......[/p][/quote]Good Morning AIS ,we play on Sunday ,do you know if that means we have more time to clear him for the Watford game ,or does the paperwork still have to be registered today ,thanks. UTA[/p][/quote]Tug, No idea what all the thumbs down were about! Anyway, my comment was obviously related to LB but that's now fallen by the wayside (My cynical nature at play) With regard to us and Sunday, the straight answer is I don't know![/p][/quote]Hi Tug. Today is the last day to sign players, a player is not signed until the paperwork has been lodged with eh FA, so playing on Sunday makes no difference. All new players must be registered today by 11pm.[/p][/quote]Good morning mate ,3-40 you say ,i played poker for the first time last night ,and i got to bed by about 3-00 am uk ,so i`m hung over and feel like an old man ,but i did very well ,for a first timer ,i won 2nd prize ,which with the amount i drank ,just about covered my bar tab!!. BIG DAY today ,feel good about the Spanish lad ,i realy feel we can make it this season ,maybe still a bit drunk ,but i love this Great club of ours ,there`s always something to make you feel proud . Hair of the dog for me i`m afraid . UTA........but not too loudly !. tug509
  • Score: -3

12:50pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Yogi says...

Think Palacios just a rumour, be a good buy, but trained with Stoke this morning. Hobbs would also be a bonus too.
Think Palacios just a rumour, be a good buy, but trained with Stoke this morning. Hobbs would also be a bonus too. Yogi
  • Score: 2

12:52pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Yogi says...

mikeygit wrote:
WE had a report from the Argus this morning at 10am that Bridcutts transfer was completed-as a BHA Fan I do not want to have the Argus printing a photo of him in Sunderland shirt---good luck to him but that photo is for THEIR supporters not ours!!!
Well done mikey, thumbs up like n thing!!!!
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: WE had a report from the Argus this morning at 10am that Bridcutts transfer was completed-as a BHA Fan I do not want to have the Argus printing a photo of him in Sunderland shirt---good luck to him but that photo is for THEIR supporters not ours!!![/p][/quote]Well done mikey, thumbs up like n thing!!!! Yogi
  • Score: 0

1:02pm Fri 31 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

The Rodriguez deal looks like it will go thru but I don't understand why it's only a until the end of the season contract.
The Rodriguez deal looks like it will go thru but I don't understand why it's only a until the end of the season contract. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -1

1:09pm Fri 31 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

We have captured Stephens but we need another for that position, one out, Crofts, and one in, Stephens, gives us zero cover. With the bid for Clayton getting knocked back, and they clearly don't want to sell him, I would hope that we are looking for someone else for the Stephens role.
We have captured Stephens but we need another for that position, one out, Crofts, and one in, Stephens, gives us zero cover. With the bid for Clayton getting knocked back, and they clearly don't want to sell him, I would hope that we are looking for someone else for the Stephens role. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

1:17pm Fri 31 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
The Rodriguez deal looks like it will go thru but I don't understand why it's only a until the end of the season contract.
scrub this thought, it is being spoken of on a different thread.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The Rodriguez deal looks like it will go thru but I don't understand why it's only a until the end of the season contract.[/p][/quote]scrub this thought, it is being spoken of on a different thread. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

1:31pm Fri 31 Jan 14

a1a1a1 says...

£2million for Buckley should be taken any day - he misses 1/2 the season with his hamstring problems and will never be fit enough for a full season
£2million for Buckley should be taken any day - he misses 1/2 the season with his hamstring problems and will never be fit enough for a full season a1a1a1
  • Score: 2

1:46pm Fri 31 Jan 14

lotsofducks says...

It amazes me that Bolton can afford Joe Mason when they lost enough money last year to pay off the national debt of a medium sized country!
It amazes me that Bolton can afford Joe Mason when they lost enough money last year to pay off the national debt of a medium sized country! lotsofducks
  • Score: 5

2:11pm Fri 31 Jan 14

ballantrrae says...

saraman wrote:
bhaforever wrote:
Still waiting on the price for bridcutt if he went for £3 million i can live with but if it was £2.5 then we have been mugged.
£3.25m with £0.5m add-ons according to Radio Sussex.
Assuming Radio Sussex are correct Saraman the £3.25 mill plus half a million in add-ons for Bridcutt is probably not unreasonable. Like bhaforever I would be disappointed if we only got £2.5 million.
So that's Bridcutt gone, Stephens and probably Rodriguez signed and Buckley retained I suspect. Shame about Conway but with Orlandi getting back closer to full fitness perhaps he was down the priority list. In any event apparently we were only trying to get him back on Loan. A permanent move from his perspective made more sense.
Still hope we can secure another couple of players - a midfielder and a defender. Just under 9 hours left so still time for further activity. Burke and his team potentially have a busy few hours ahead.
The rest of today might be interesting. UTA.
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bhaforever[/bold] wrote: Still waiting on the price for bridcutt if he went for £3 million i can live with but if it was £2.5 then we have been mugged.[/p][/quote]£3.25m with £0.5m add-ons according to Radio Sussex.[/p][/quote]Assuming Radio Sussex are correct Saraman the £3.25 mill plus half a million in add-ons for Bridcutt is probably not unreasonable. Like bhaforever I would be disappointed if we only got £2.5 million. So that's Bridcutt gone, Stephens and probably Rodriguez signed and Buckley retained I suspect. Shame about Conway but with Orlandi getting back closer to full fitness perhaps he was down the priority list. In any event apparently we were only trying to get him back on Loan. A permanent move from his perspective made more sense. Still hope we can secure another couple of players - a midfielder and a defender. Just under 9 hours left so still time for further activity. Burke and his team potentially have a busy few hours ahead. The rest of today might be interesting. UTA. ballantrrae
  • Score: 2

2:34pm Fri 31 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

I really do hope that Mr Naylor hasn't hit the nail on the head when he says that might be it for the day.
We have taken a lot of money in this window and a little more outlay is needed yet if the intention is to have a push THIS season.

Uta
I really do hope that Mr Naylor hasn't hit the nail on the head when he says that might be it for the day. We have taken a lot of money in this window and a little more outlay is needed yet if the intention is to have a push THIS season. Uta SMF20
  • Score: 0

2:35pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

ballantrrae wrote:
saraman wrote:
bhaforever wrote:
Still waiting on the price for bridcutt if he went for £3 million i can live with but if it was £2.5 then we have been mugged.
£3.25m with £0.5m add-ons according to Radio Sussex.
Assuming Radio Sussex are correct Saraman the £3.25 mill plus half a million in add-ons for Bridcutt is probably not unreasonable. Like bhaforever I would be disappointed if we only got £2.5 million.
So that's Bridcutt gone, Stephens and probably Rodriguez signed and Buckley retained I suspect. Shame about Conway but with Orlandi getting back closer to full fitness perhaps he was down the priority list. In any event apparently we were only trying to get him back on Loan. A permanent move from his perspective made more sense.
Still hope we can secure another couple of players - a midfielder and a defender. Just under 9 hours left so still time for further activity. Burke and his team potentially have a busy few hours ahead.
The rest of today might be interesting. UTA.
I said it earlier, but it's worth repeating here, it was 2.5m. No add ons.
I simply ask you to trust me on this one. It was 2.5.
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bhaforever[/bold] wrote: Still waiting on the price for bridcutt if he went for £3 million i can live with but if it was £2.5 then we have been mugged.[/p][/quote]£3.25m with £0.5m add-ons according to Radio Sussex.[/p][/quote]Assuming Radio Sussex are correct Saraman the £3.25 mill plus half a million in add-ons for Bridcutt is probably not unreasonable. Like bhaforever I would be disappointed if we only got £2.5 million. So that's Bridcutt gone, Stephens and probably Rodriguez signed and Buckley retained I suspect. Shame about Conway but with Orlandi getting back closer to full fitness perhaps he was down the priority list. In any event apparently we were only trying to get him back on Loan. A permanent move from his perspective made more sense. Still hope we can secure another couple of players - a midfielder and a defender. Just under 9 hours left so still time for further activity. Burke and his team potentially have a busy few hours ahead. The rest of today might be interesting. UTA.[/p][/quote]I said it earlier, but it's worth repeating here, it was 2.5m. No add ons. I simply ask you to trust me on this one. It was 2.5. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 0

2:38pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
ballantrrae wrote:
saraman wrote:
bhaforever wrote:
Still waiting on the price for bridcutt if he went for £3 million i can live with but if it was £2.5 then we have been mugged.
£3.25m with £0.5m add-ons according to Radio Sussex.
Assuming Radio Sussex are correct Saraman the £3.25 mill plus half a million in add-ons for Bridcutt is probably not unreasonable. Like bhaforever I would be disappointed if we only got £2.5 million.
So that's Bridcutt gone, Stephens and probably Rodriguez signed and Buckley retained I suspect. Shame about Conway but with Orlandi getting back closer to full fitness perhaps he was down the priority list. In any event apparently we were only trying to get him back on Loan. A permanent move from his perspective made more sense.
Still hope we can secure another couple of players - a midfielder and a defender. Just under 9 hours left so still time for further activity. Burke and his team potentially have a busy few hours ahead.
The rest of today might be interesting. UTA.
I said it earlier, but it's worth repeating here, it was 2.5m. No add ons.
I simply ask you to trust me on this one. It was 2.5.
And why should we trust you rather than what we've read from professional football journalists? Not being rude, just a genuine enquiry.

I can't for one minute believe there are no add-ons as that never happens when selling to a higher-placed team.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bhaforever[/bold] wrote: Still waiting on the price for bridcutt if he went for £3 million i can live with but if it was £2.5 then we have been mugged.[/p][/quote]£3.25m with £0.5m add-ons according to Radio Sussex.[/p][/quote]Assuming Radio Sussex are correct Saraman the £3.25 mill plus half a million in add-ons for Bridcutt is probably not unreasonable. Like bhaforever I would be disappointed if we only got £2.5 million. So that's Bridcutt gone, Stephens and probably Rodriguez signed and Buckley retained I suspect. Shame about Conway but with Orlandi getting back closer to full fitness perhaps he was down the priority list. In any event apparently we were only trying to get him back on Loan. A permanent move from his perspective made more sense. Still hope we can secure another couple of players - a midfielder and a defender. Just under 9 hours left so still time for further activity. Burke and his team potentially have a busy few hours ahead. The rest of today might be interesting. UTA.[/p][/quote]I said it earlier, but it's worth repeating here, it was 2.5m. No add ons. I simply ask you to trust me on this one. It was 2.5.[/p][/quote]And why should we trust you rather than what we've read from professional football journalists? Not being rude, just a genuine enquiry. I can't for one minute believe there are no add-ons as that never happens when selling to a higher-placed team. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 2

2:47pm Fri 31 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

I am of the opinion that the club leaked the terms of Bridcutt's transfer, and they leaked it to the BBC so as to make the leak harder to trace back, they have way more reporters than the Argus. I think the club wanted the Brighton fans to know that we got a decent deal for a player than many fans did not want to see go, especially as the lad went to Poyet.
I am of the opinion that the club leaked the terms of Bridcutt's transfer, and they leaked it to the BBC so as to make the leak harder to trace back, they have way more reporters than the Argus. I think the club wanted the Brighton fans to know that we got a decent deal for a player than many fans did not want to see go, especially as the lad went to Poyet. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -1

3:05pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Chi Gull says...

lotsofducks wrote:
It amazes me that Bolton can afford Joe Mason when they lost enough money last year to pay off the national debt of a medium sized country!
Firstly - they may not be able to afford it!

Secondly - they are still getting parachute payments and have been getting rid of their high wage earners. For FFP it's operating loss that counts, not how much the club is in debt - although one does link to the other usually.

Thirdly - they may not have paid much for him as he was shortly out of contract, and under FFP rules they can spread the cost of acquiring him over the period of Conway's contract.
[quote][p][bold]lotsofducks[/bold] wrote: It amazes me that Bolton can afford Joe Mason when they lost enough money last year to pay off the national debt of a medium sized country![/p][/quote]Firstly - they may not be able to afford it! Secondly - they are still getting parachute payments and have been getting rid of their high wage earners. For FFP it's operating loss that counts, not how much the club is in debt - although one does link to the other usually. Thirdly - they may not have paid much for him as he was shortly out of contract, and under FFP rules they can spread the cost of acquiring him over the period of Conway's contract. Chi Gull
  • Score: 0

3:08pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Chi Gull says...

Odd that the Argus think our dealings have concluded, whereas Oscar was hoping for a busy day in the market.

If that's it I am a little disappointed, unless we have a couple of quality loans lined up. I will comment further when the window closes, but feeling a little deflated right now.
Odd that the Argus think our dealings have concluded, whereas Oscar was hoping for a busy day in the market. If that's it I am a little disappointed, unless we have a couple of quality loans lined up. I will comment further when the window closes, but feeling a little deflated right now. Chi Gull
  • Score: 5

3:14pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Neville says...

So that looks like all the BHAFC business now conducted with none of the Bridcutt money being spent at all and as I have said in other posts FFP has dominated the boards thinking.We have done a little bit of business but some quality signings to achieve the play off places seems to have gone by the wayside unfortunately,hopefu
lly now the two additions come good but it is a big gamble,especially as one has not played for a while.
Regarding FFP here it is simplified for Championship clubs:
Max loss permitted for the 2013/4 season is: 8m or 3m if the owner does not inject equity.
Wages cap: none
Overspend is monitored by the clubs annual accounts
Sanctions are a transfer ban (plus fines for clubs that overspend to gain promotion to the PL)
First punishments Dec 2014
So basically any club can get promoted by overspending and most of the clubs are doing that anyway and punishments not applicable until end of 2014 at the earliest when the promoted clubs will have had half a season in the PL with all its benefits. Something drastically wrong her.
So that looks like all the BHAFC business now conducted with none of the Bridcutt money being spent at all and as I have said in other posts FFP has dominated the boards thinking.We have done a little bit of business but some quality signings to achieve the play off places seems to have gone by the wayside unfortunately,hopefu lly now the two additions come good but it is a big gamble,especially as one has not played for a while. Regarding FFP here it is simplified for Championship clubs: Max loss permitted for the 2013/4 season is: 8m or 3m if the owner does not inject equity. Wages cap: none Overspend is monitored by the clubs annual accounts Sanctions are a transfer ban (plus fines for clubs that overspend to gain promotion to the PL) First punishments Dec 2014 So basically any club can get promoted by overspending and most of the clubs are doing that anyway and punishments not applicable until end of 2014 at the earliest when the promoted clubs will have had half a season in the PL with all its benefits. Something drastically wrong her. Neville
  • Score: 3

3:15pm Fri 31 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

Chi Gull wrote:
Odd that the Argus think our dealings have concluded, whereas Oscar was hoping for a busy day in the market.

If that's it I am a little disappointed, unless we have a couple of quality loans lined up. I will comment further when the window closes, but feeling a little deflated right now.
My sentiments exactly
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Odd that the Argus think our dealings have concluded, whereas Oscar was hoping for a busy day in the market. If that's it I am a little disappointed, unless we have a couple of quality loans lined up. I will comment further when the window closes, but feeling a little deflated right now.[/p][/quote]My sentiments exactly SMF20
  • Score: 1

3:19pm Fri 31 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

lotsofducks wrote:
It amazes me that Bolton can afford Joe Mason when they lost enough money last year to pay off the national debt of a medium sized country!
They're just about to wrap up a deal for Trotter too.
[quote][p][bold]lotsofducks[/bold] wrote: It amazes me that Bolton can afford Joe Mason when they lost enough money last year to pay off the national debt of a medium sized country![/p][/quote]They're just about to wrap up a deal for Trotter too. SMF20
  • Score: 0

3:24pm Fri 31 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

I think there is still one big transfer deal to keep an eye on that being, Buckley to Palace, injury or not, Palace might well come back in. The price tag is reportedly 4 million, an offer around 3+ million could get it done.

I don't think this deal will happen, but it could.
I think there is still one big transfer deal to keep an eye on that being, Buckley to Palace, injury or not, Palace might well come back in. The price tag is reportedly 4 million, an offer around 3+ million could get it done. I don't think this deal will happen, but it could. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -2

3:28pm Fri 31 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
I think there is still one big transfer deal to keep an eye on that being, Buckley to Palace, injury or not, Palace might well come back in. The price tag is reportedly 4 million, an offer around 3+ million could get it done.

I don't think this deal will happen, but it could.
my thinking being, they knew of his hamstring issue when they first thought about signing him, just as Poyet knows, maybe even Poyet will come back with an offer.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I think there is still one big transfer deal to keep an eye on that being, Buckley to Palace, injury or not, Palace might well come back in. The price tag is reportedly 4 million, an offer around 3+ million could get it done. I don't think this deal will happen, but it could.[/p][/quote]my thinking being, they knew of his hamstring issue when they first thought about signing him, just as Poyet knows, maybe even Poyet will come back with an offer. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

3:29pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Quiterie says...

Chi Gull wrote:
lotsofducks wrote:
It amazes me that Bolton can afford Joe Mason when they lost enough money last year to pay off the national debt of a medium sized country!
Firstly - they may not be able to afford it!

Secondly - they are still getting parachute payments and have been getting rid of their high wage earners. For FFP it's operating loss that counts, not how much the club is in debt - although one does link to the other usually.

Thirdly - they may not have paid much for him as he was shortly out of contract, and under FFP rules they can spread the cost of acquiring him over the period of Conway's contract.
Why would Bolton spread the cost of acquiring Joe Mason over the period of Conway's contact? ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lotsofducks[/bold] wrote: It amazes me that Bolton can afford Joe Mason when they lost enough money last year to pay off the national debt of a medium sized country![/p][/quote]Firstly - they may not be able to afford it! Secondly - they are still getting parachute payments and have been getting rid of their high wage earners. For FFP it's operating loss that counts, not how much the club is in debt - although one does link to the other usually. Thirdly - they may not have paid much for him as he was shortly out of contract, and under FFP rules they can spread the cost of acquiring him over the period of Conway's contract.[/p][/quote]Why would Bolton spread the cost of acquiring Joe Mason over the period of Conway's contact? ;-) Quiterie
  • Score: 2

3:48pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
ballantrrae wrote:
saraman wrote:
bhaforever wrote:
Still waiting on the price for bridcutt if he went for £3 million i can live with but if it was £2.5 then we have been mugged.
£3.25m with £0.5m add-ons according to Radio Sussex.
Assuming Radio Sussex are correct Saraman the £3.25 mill plus half a million in add-ons for Bridcutt is probably not unreasonable. Like bhaforever I would be disappointed if we only got £2.5 million.
So that's Bridcutt gone, Stephens and probably Rodriguez signed and Buckley retained I suspect. Shame about Conway but with Orlandi getting back closer to full fitness perhaps he was down the priority list. In any event apparently we were only trying to get him back on Loan. A permanent move from his perspective made more sense.
Still hope we can secure another couple of players - a midfielder and a defender. Just under 9 hours left so still time for further activity. Burke and his team potentially have a busy few hours ahead.
The rest of today might be interesting. UTA.
I said it earlier, but it's worth repeating here, it was 2.5m. No add ons.
I simply ask you to trust me on this one. It was 2.5.
And why should we trust you rather than what we've read from professional football journalists? Not being rude, just a genuine enquiry.

I can't for one minute believe there are no add-ons as that never happens when selling to a higher-placed team.
Yeah you could be right....
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bhaforever[/bold] wrote: Still waiting on the price for bridcutt if he went for £3 million i can live with but if it was £2.5 then we have been mugged.[/p][/quote]£3.25m with £0.5m add-ons according to Radio Sussex.[/p][/quote]Assuming Radio Sussex are correct Saraman the £3.25 mill plus half a million in add-ons for Bridcutt is probably not unreasonable. Like bhaforever I would be disappointed if we only got £2.5 million. So that's Bridcutt gone, Stephens and probably Rodriguez signed and Buckley retained I suspect. Shame about Conway but with Orlandi getting back closer to full fitness perhaps he was down the priority list. In any event apparently we were only trying to get him back on Loan. A permanent move from his perspective made more sense. Still hope we can secure another couple of players - a midfielder and a defender. Just under 9 hours left so still time for further activity. Burke and his team potentially have a busy few hours ahead. The rest of today might be interesting. UTA.[/p][/quote]I said it earlier, but it's worth repeating here, it was 2.5m. No add ons. I simply ask you to trust me on this one. It was 2.5.[/p][/quote]And why should we trust you rather than what we've read from professional football journalists? Not being rude, just a genuine enquiry. I can't for one minute believe there are no add-ons as that never happens when selling to a higher-placed team.[/p][/quote]Yeah you could be right.... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 1

4:02pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Chi Gull says...

Quiterie wrote:
Chi Gull wrote:
lotsofducks wrote:
It amazes me that Bolton can afford Joe Mason when they lost enough money last year to pay off the national debt of a medium sized country!
Firstly - they may not be able to afford it!

Secondly - they are still getting parachute payments and have been getting rid of their high wage earners. For FFP it's operating loss that counts, not how much the club is in debt - although one does link to the other usually.

Thirdly - they may not have paid much for him as he was shortly out of contract, and under FFP rules they can spread the cost of acquiring him over the period of Conway's contract.
Why would Bolton spread the cost of acquiring Joe Mason over the period of Conway's contact? ;-)
Good point - I meant Masons contract of course ..although looking at the BBC site he hasn't signed for them yet?

The principle holds, that under FFP you can spread the cost of the fee over the period of the contract - unless you sell the player before the end of the contract.
[quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lotsofducks[/bold] wrote: It amazes me that Bolton can afford Joe Mason when they lost enough money last year to pay off the national debt of a medium sized country![/p][/quote]Firstly - they may not be able to afford it! Secondly - they are still getting parachute payments and have been getting rid of their high wage earners. For FFP it's operating loss that counts, not how much the club is in debt - although one does link to the other usually. Thirdly - they may not have paid much for him as he was shortly out of contract, and under FFP rules they can spread the cost of acquiring him over the period of Conway's contract.[/p][/quote]Why would Bolton spread the cost of acquiring Joe Mason over the period of Conway's contact? ;-)[/p][/quote]Good point - I meant Masons contract of course ..although looking at the BBC site he hasn't signed for them yet? The principle holds, that under FFP you can spread the cost of the fee over the period of the contract - unless you sell the player before the end of the contract. Chi Gull
  • Score: 0

4:05pm Fri 31 Jan 14

bruce beckett says...

No escaping the fact that unless something dramatic happens between now and 11pm, this has been a disappointing and frustrating transfer window for us.

If some of the media reports are to be believed, we have lost out on our primary targets: Grabban, Conway, Mason, Trotter, Clayton, Williams to name but six – and all to clubs below us in the table.

The Bridcutt saga dragged on far too long. While that was probably inevitable as the club had to hold out for the highest transfer fee possible, it looks as though we didn't get close to our four million valuation.

Looks like Buckley is staying. I would have sold him for anything over two million as although he's a talented player, he's injured for half the season and with suspect hamstrings, he's always likely to be. I remember when we signed him that the Watford fan who frequented this board warned us that he was injury-prone.

On top of Bridcutt, we've sold our second biggest goal threat (Barnes) and our best back-up defender (El Abd). We've replaced them with a midfielder with mixed reviews from a struggling Championship team and an unproven striker released by his Spanish club.

I know it will be an unpopular opinion – most of mine are! – but I think we needed to do a lot more to improve the team as an attacking force. In case anyone hadn't noticed, we don't score enough goals or give Ulloa enough support.

Hopefully, we have enough to sneak into sixth place because most of the play-off contenders are getting away from us.

Let the thumbs down commence!!!
No escaping the fact that unless something dramatic happens between now and 11pm, this has been a disappointing and frustrating transfer window for us. If some of the media reports are to be believed, we have lost out on our primary targets: Grabban, Conway, Mason, Trotter, Clayton, Williams to name but six – and all to clubs below us in the table. The Bridcutt saga dragged on far too long. While that was probably inevitable as the club had to hold out for the highest transfer fee possible, it looks as though we didn't get close to our four million valuation. Looks like Buckley is staying. I would have sold him for anything over two million as although he's a talented player, he's injured for half the season and with suspect hamstrings, he's always likely to be. I remember when we signed him that the Watford fan who frequented this board warned us that he was injury-prone. On top of Bridcutt, we've sold our second biggest goal threat (Barnes) and our best back-up defender (El Abd). We've replaced them with a midfielder with mixed reviews from a struggling Championship team and an unproven striker released by his Spanish club. I know it will be an unpopular opinion – most of mine are! – but I think we needed to do a lot more to improve the team as an attacking force. In case anyone hadn't noticed, we don't score enough goals or give Ulloa enough support. Hopefully, we have enough to sneak into sixth place because most of the play-off contenders are getting away from us. Let the thumbs down commence!!! bruce beckett
  • Score: 3

4:10pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Neville says...

don't think we will Rodriguez for a game or two until he gets fit,looks a little overweight from pics on sites.
don't think we will Rodriguez for a game or two until he gets fit,looks a little overweight from pics on sites. Neville
  • Score: 1

4:11pm Fri 31 Jan 14

bruce beckett says...

P.S. For the "old-timers" out there still pining for the good old days, the Alan Mullery night hosted by the NWSS this week is well worth a listen. I found it on NSC.
P.S. For the "old-timers" out there still pining for the good old days, the Alan Mullery night hosted by the NWSS this week is well worth a listen. I found it on NSC. bruce beckett
  • Score: 0

4:16pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Chi Gull says...

bruce beckett wrote:
No escaping the fact that unless something dramatic happens between now and 11pm, this has been a disappointing and frustrating transfer window for us.

If some of the media reports are to be believed, we have lost out on our primary targets: Grabban, Conway, Mason, Trotter, Clayton, Williams to name but six – and all to clubs below us in the table.

The Bridcutt saga dragged on far too long. While that was probably inevitable as the club had to hold out for the highest transfer fee possible, it looks as though we didn't get close to our four million valuation.

Looks like Buckley is staying. I would have sold him for anything over two million as although he's a talented player, he's injured for half the season and with suspect hamstrings, he's always likely to be. I remember when we signed him that the Watford fan who frequented this board warned us that he was injury-prone.

On top of Bridcutt, we've sold our second biggest goal threat (Barnes) and our best back-up defender (El Abd). We've replaced them with a midfielder with mixed reviews from a struggling Championship team and an unproven striker released by his Spanish club.

I know it will be an unpopular opinion – most of mine are! – but I think we needed to do a lot more to improve the team as an attacking force. In case anyone hadn't noticed, we don't score enough goals or give Ulloa enough support.

Hopefully, we have enough to sneak into sixth place because most of the play-off contenders are getting away from us.

Let the thumbs down commence!!!
Bruce - I usually look on the positive side of things and even I am disappointed, so I don't think you will be getting many thumbs down for that view. Every year GP was here I felt the squad was getting stronger, but I don't think we have strengthened this year - unless something unexpected happens.
[quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: No escaping the fact that unless something dramatic happens between now and 11pm, this has been a disappointing and frustrating transfer window for us. If some of the media reports are to be believed, we have lost out on our primary targets: Grabban, Conway, Mason, Trotter, Clayton, Williams to name but six – and all to clubs below us in the table. The Bridcutt saga dragged on far too long. While that was probably inevitable as the club had to hold out for the highest transfer fee possible, it looks as though we didn't get close to our four million valuation. Looks like Buckley is staying. I would have sold him for anything over two million as although he's a talented player, he's injured for half the season and with suspect hamstrings, he's always likely to be. I remember when we signed him that the Watford fan who frequented this board warned us that he was injury-prone. On top of Bridcutt, we've sold our second biggest goal threat (Barnes) and our best back-up defender (El Abd). We've replaced them with a midfielder with mixed reviews from a struggling Championship team and an unproven striker released by his Spanish club. I know it will be an unpopular opinion – most of mine are! – but I think we needed to do a lot more to improve the team as an attacking force. In case anyone hadn't noticed, we don't score enough goals or give Ulloa enough support. Hopefully, we have enough to sneak into sixth place because most of the play-off contenders are getting away from us. Let the thumbs down commence!!![/p][/quote]Bruce - I usually look on the positive side of things and even I am disappointed, so I don't think you will be getting many thumbs down for that view. Every year GP was here I felt the squad was getting stronger, but I don't think we have strengthened this year - unless something unexpected happens. Chi Gull
  • Score: 5

4:28pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Neville says...

If transfer business is over then I think most will agree we have lost out on some priority players and ended with 2 reasonable additions. Certainly,in my opinion we are now weaker and I don't believe we are strong enough to get that top 6 place. We are unlikely to change tactics regrettably with an isolated Ulloa and lack of decent pacey crosses coming in (Conway would have been a really good signing but again FFP and short contracts or loans not attractive to most targets).
Unless we are in the mix I fear that attendances will drop off, I know a few season ticket holders are expecting a price rise soon for next season and many cannot sustain that unfortunately.
The board cannot now realistically expect a minimum top 6 finish having banked all of the Bridcutt money.
If transfer business is over then I think most will agree we have lost out on some priority players and ended with 2 reasonable additions. Certainly,in my opinion we are now weaker and I don't believe we are strong enough to get that top 6 place. We are unlikely to change tactics regrettably with an isolated Ulloa and lack of decent pacey crosses coming in (Conway would have been a really good signing but again FFP and short contracts or loans not attractive to most targets). Unless we are in the mix I fear that attendances will drop off, I know a few season ticket holders are expecting a price rise soon for next season and many cannot sustain that unfortunately. The board cannot now realistically expect a minimum top 6 finish having banked all of the Bridcutt money. Neville
  • Score: 0

4:38pm Fri 31 Jan 14

a1a1a1 says...

bruce beckett wrote:
No escaping the fact that unless something dramatic happens between now and 11pm, this has been a disappointing and frustrating transfer window for us. If some of the media reports are to be believed, we have lost out on our primary targets: Grabban, Conway, Mason, Trotter, Clayton, Williams to name but six – and all to clubs below us in the table. The Bridcutt saga dragged on far too long. While that was probably inevitable as the club had to hold out for the highest transfer fee possible, it looks as though we didn't get close to our four million valuation. Looks like Buckley is staying. I would have sold him for anything over two million as although he's a talented player, he's injured for half the season and with suspect hamstrings, he's always likely to be. I remember when we signed him that the Watford fan who frequented this board warned us that he was injury-prone. On top of Bridcutt, we've sold our second biggest goal threat (Barnes) and our best back-up defender (El Abd). We've replaced them with a midfielder with mixed reviews from a struggling Championship team and an unproven striker released by his Spanish club. I know it will be an unpopular opinion – most of mine are! – but I think we needed to do a lot more to improve the team as an attacking force. In case anyone hadn't noticed, we don't score enough goals or give Ulloa enough support. Hopefully, we have enough to sneak into sixth place because most of the play-off contenders are getting away from us. Let the thumbs down commence!!!
totally agree with you bruce. Can't see the 2 Spanish forwards playing up front together, which is what is required at least in the home matches, which are sometimes very slow until the last 5 minutes and then we go for it and normally have 5 or 6 efforts on goal
[quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: No escaping the fact that unless something dramatic happens between now and 11pm, this has been a disappointing and frustrating transfer window for us. If some of the media reports are to be believed, we have lost out on our primary targets: Grabban, Conway, Mason, Trotter, Clayton, Williams to name but six – and all to clubs below us in the table. The Bridcutt saga dragged on far too long. While that was probably inevitable as the club had to hold out for the highest transfer fee possible, it looks as though we didn't get close to our four million valuation. Looks like Buckley is staying. I would have sold him for anything over two million as although he's a talented player, he's injured for half the season and with suspect hamstrings, he's always likely to be. I remember when we signed him that the Watford fan who frequented this board warned us that he was injury-prone. On top of Bridcutt, we've sold our second biggest goal threat (Barnes) and our best back-up defender (El Abd). We've replaced them with a midfielder with mixed reviews from a struggling Championship team and an unproven striker released by his Spanish club. I know it will be an unpopular opinion – most of mine are! – but I think we needed to do a lot more to improve the team as an attacking force. In case anyone hadn't noticed, we don't score enough goals or give Ulloa enough support. Hopefully, we have enough to sneak into sixth place because most of the play-off contenders are getting away from us. Let the thumbs down commence!!![/p][/quote]totally agree with you bruce. Can't see the 2 Spanish forwards playing up front together, which is what is required at least in the home matches, which are sometimes very slow until the last 5 minutes and then we go for it and normally have 5 or 6 efforts on goal a1a1a1
  • Score: -3

5:12pm Fri 31 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Ladbrokes are saying that Poyet might come back in for Buckley.
Ladbrokes are saying that Poyet might come back in for Buckley. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

5:24pm Fri 31 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

bruce beckett wrote:
No escaping the fact that unless something dramatic happens between now and 11pm, this has been a disappointing and frustrating transfer window for us.

If some of the media reports are to be believed, we have lost out on our primary targets: Grabban, Conway, Mason, Trotter, Clayton, Williams to name but six – and all to clubs below us in the table.

The Bridcutt saga dragged on far too long. While that was probably inevitable as the club had to hold out for the highest transfer fee possible, it looks as though we didn't get close to our four million valuation.

Looks like Buckley is staying. I would have sold him for anything over two million as although he's a talented player, he's injured for half the season and with suspect hamstrings, he's always likely to be. I remember when we signed him that the Watford fan who frequented this board warned us that he was injury-prone.

On top of Bridcutt, we've sold our second biggest goal threat (Barnes) and our best back-up defender (El Abd). We've replaced them with a midfielder with mixed reviews from a struggling Championship team and an unproven striker released by his Spanish club.

I know it will be an unpopular opinion – most of mine are! – but I think we needed to do a lot more to improve the team as an attacking force. In case anyone hadn't noticed, we don't score enough goals or give Ulloa enough support.

Hopefully, we have enough to sneak into sixth place because most of the play-off contenders are getting away from us.

Let the thumbs down commence!!!
You'll not get a thumbs down from me Bruce... I think you're spot on.

My disappointment (thus far, things might change) is surpassed by my worry of what this lack of ambition might lead to.

I fear that years of great work building the brand could be undone and ultimately actually see us moving backwards again. While I understand things need to be built slowly and in a sustainable manner, what we should not allow to happen is for us to go backwards.
Our off pitch work is very impressive but this needs to be in line with what happens on the pitch... We are after all a FOOTBALL club... without a team to challenge and show signs of progression, there will be no need for all of our fancy infrastructure because we won't have the income to sustain things.

The management team must know that without us there is no club and without a squad progressing forward fans will start to disappear... With this will come further cutbacks and it's a very slippery slope from there.
To add insult to injury we would also lose people like Tom and Upton etc etc.

I'm all for building off field and all for building a Super club capable of sustaining premiership football while keeping within budget BUT it cannot be at the expense of what keeping the fans paying the money.

Down thumbs. I don't care.
[quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: No escaping the fact that unless something dramatic happens between now and 11pm, this has been a disappointing and frustrating transfer window for us. If some of the media reports are to be believed, we have lost out on our primary targets: Grabban, Conway, Mason, Trotter, Clayton, Williams to name but six – and all to clubs below us in the table. The Bridcutt saga dragged on far too long. While that was probably inevitable as the club had to hold out for the highest transfer fee possible, it looks as though we didn't get close to our four million valuation. Looks like Buckley is staying. I would have sold him for anything over two million as although he's a talented player, he's injured for half the season and with suspect hamstrings, he's always likely to be. I remember when we signed him that the Watford fan who frequented this board warned us that he was injury-prone. On top of Bridcutt, we've sold our second biggest goal threat (Barnes) and our best back-up defender (El Abd). We've replaced them with a midfielder with mixed reviews from a struggling Championship team and an unproven striker released by his Spanish club. I know it will be an unpopular opinion – most of mine are! – but I think we needed to do a lot more to improve the team as an attacking force. In case anyone hadn't noticed, we don't score enough goals or give Ulloa enough support. Hopefully, we have enough to sneak into sixth place because most of the play-off contenders are getting away from us. Let the thumbs down commence!!![/p][/quote]You'll not get a thumbs down from me Bruce... I think you're spot on. My disappointment (thus far, things might change) is surpassed by my worry of what this lack of ambition might lead to. I fear that years of great work building the brand could be undone and ultimately actually see us moving backwards again. While I understand things need to be built slowly and in a sustainable manner, what we should not allow to happen is for us to go backwards. Our off pitch work is very impressive but this needs to be in line with what happens on the pitch... We are after all a FOOTBALL club... without a team to challenge and show signs of progression, there will be no need for all of our fancy infrastructure because we won't have the income to sustain things. The management team must know that without us there is no club and without a squad progressing forward fans will start to disappear... With this will come further cutbacks and it's a very slippery slope from there. To add insult to injury we would also lose people like Tom and Upton etc etc. I'm all for building off field and all for building a Super club capable of sustaining premiership football while keeping within budget BUT it cannot be at the expense of what keeping the fans paying the money. Down thumbs. I don't care. SMF20
  • Score: 6

5:47pm Fri 31 Jan 14

ballantrrae says...

Chi Gull wrote:
Odd that the Argus think our dealings have concluded, whereas Oscar was hoping for a busy day in the market.

If that's it I am a little disappointed, unless we have a couple of quality loans lined up. I will comment further when the window closes, but feeling a little deflated right now.
My thoughts entirely.
However being positive most of the £4.2 million we have generated from sales and the TV money (Hull) is still available for transfers in the Summer.
As you suggest, perhaps we will bring one or two players in on Loan later when everything has settled down and we know which players are in their Premiership nominated 25 player squads.
At least the two players signed by Burke in the last 24 hours appear to be worthwhile additions.
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Odd that the Argus think our dealings have concluded, whereas Oscar was hoping for a busy day in the market. If that's it I am a little disappointed, unless we have a couple of quality loans lined up. I will comment further when the window closes, but feeling a little deflated right now.[/p][/quote]My thoughts entirely. However being positive most of the £4.2 million we have generated from sales and the TV money (Hull) is still available for transfers in the Summer. As you suggest, perhaps we will bring one or two players in on Loan later when everything has settled down and we know which players are in their Premiership nominated 25 player squads. At least the two players signed by Burke in the last 24 hours appear to be worthwhile additions. ballantrrae
  • Score: 3

5:54pm Fri 31 Jan 14

ballantrrae says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
I think there is still one big transfer deal to keep an eye on that being, Buckley to Palace, injury or not, Palace might well come back in. The price tag is reportedly 4 million, an offer around 3+ million could get it done.

I don't think this deal will happen, but it could.
There have been reports that BHA have agreed a fee of £2.5 million for Buckley with both Sunderland and Palace but aren't going to let him go because we have been able to acquire a replacement.
With the clock ticking it looks increasingly that Buckley will stay at least until the end of the season.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I think there is still one big transfer deal to keep an eye on that being, Buckley to Palace, injury or not, Palace might well come back in. The price tag is reportedly 4 million, an offer around 3+ million could get it done. I don't think this deal will happen, but it could.[/p][/quote]There have been reports that BHA have agreed a fee of £2.5 million for Buckley with both Sunderland and Palace but aren't going to let him go because we have been able to acquire a replacement. With the clock ticking it looks increasingly that Buckley will stay at least until the end of the season. ballantrrae
  • Score: 0

6:03pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

ballantrrae wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
I think there is still one big transfer deal to keep an eye on that being, Buckley to Palace, injury or not, Palace might well come back in. The price tag is reportedly 4 million, an offer around 3+ million could get it done.

I don't think this deal will happen, but it could.
There have been reports that BHA have agreed a fee of £2.5 million for Buckley with both Sunderland and Palace but aren't going to let him go because we have been able to acquire a replacement.
With the clock ticking it looks increasingly that Buckley will stay at least until the end of the season.
How can we agree a fee but not let him go? Kinda seems at odds, doesn't it? :-)
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I think there is still one big transfer deal to keep an eye on that being, Buckley to Palace, injury or not, Palace might well come back in. The price tag is reportedly 4 million, an offer around 3+ million could get it done. I don't think this deal will happen, but it could.[/p][/quote]There have been reports that BHA have agreed a fee of £2.5 million for Buckley with both Sunderland and Palace but aren't going to let him go because we have been able to acquire a replacement. With the clock ticking it looks increasingly that Buckley will stay at least until the end of the season.[/p][/quote]How can we agree a fee but not let him go? Kinda seems at odds, doesn't it? :-) Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 3

6:08pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Neville says...

Cattermole bid accepted watch move for Buckley now.
Cattermole bid accepted watch move for Buckley now. Neville
  • Score: -1

6:20pm Fri 31 Jan 14

and another thing.... says...

More asset stripping of the Al;boon by Poyet, then....
More asset stripping of the Al;boon by Poyet, then.... and another thing....
  • Score: 1

6:20pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Neville wrote:
Cattermole bid accepted watch move for Buckley now.
Buckley to Sunderland not happening.
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: Cattermole bid accepted watch move for Buckley now.[/p][/quote]Buckley to Sunderland not happening. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 0

6:21pm Fri 31 Jan 14

and another thing.... says...

and another thing.... wrote:
More asset stripping of the Al;boon by Poyet, then....
Oops, the emotion overtook me, I mean more asset stripping of the Albion by Poyet of course!
[quote][p][bold]and another thing....[/bold] wrote: More asset stripping of the Al;boon by Poyet, then....[/p][/quote]Oops, the emotion overtook me, I mean more asset stripping of the Albion by Poyet of course! and another thing....
  • Score: 0

6:28pm Fri 31 Jan 14

albionfan33 says...

SMF20 wrote:
bruce beckett wrote:
No escaping the fact that unless something dramatic happens between now and 11pm, this has been a disappointing and frustrating transfer window for us.

If some of the media reports are to be believed, we have lost out on our primary targets: Grabban, Conway, Mason, Trotter, Clayton, Williams to name but six – and all to clubs below us in the table.

The Bridcutt saga dragged on far too long. While that was probably inevitable as the club had to hold out for the highest transfer fee possible, it looks as though we didn't get close to our four million valuation.

Looks like Buckley is staying. I would have sold him for anything over two million as although he's a talented player, he's injured for half the season and with suspect hamstrings, he's always likely to be. I remember when we signed him that the Watford fan who frequented this board warned us that he was injury-prone.

On top of Bridcutt, we've sold our second biggest goal threat (Barnes) and our best back-up defender (El Abd). We've replaced them with a midfielder with mixed reviews from a struggling Championship team and an unproven striker released by his Spanish club.

I know it will be an unpopular opinion – most of mine are! – but I think we needed to do a lot more to improve the team as an attacking force. In case anyone hadn't noticed, we don't score enough goals or give Ulloa enough support.

Hopefully, we have enough to sneak into sixth place because most of the play-off contenders are getting away from us.

Let the thumbs down commence!!!
You'll not get a thumbs down from me Bruce... I think you're spot on.

My disappointment (thus far, things might change) is surpassed by my worry of what this lack of ambition might lead to.

I fear that years of great work building the brand could be undone and ultimately actually see us moving backwards again. While I understand things need to be built slowly and in a sustainable manner, what we should not allow to happen is for us to go backwards.
Our off pitch work is very impressive but this needs to be in line with what happens on the pitch... We are after all a FOOTBALL club... without a team to challenge and show signs of progression, there will be no need for all of our fancy infrastructure because we won't have the income to sustain things.

The management team must know that without us there is no club and without a squad progressing forward fans will start to disappear... With this will come further cutbacks and it's a very slippery slope from there.
To add insult to injury we would also lose people like Tom and Upton etc etc.

I'm all for building off field and all for building a Super club capable of sustaining premiership football while keeping within budget BUT it cannot be at the expense of what keeping the fans paying the money.

Down thumbs. I don't care.
you'll get no thumbs down from me! when you are the most expensive to watch you have certain expectations for me we are lacking atm i am very underwhelmed (although i know we have made good signings) but i want a bit of a name along with it to really kick us on. After losing our best player over the past two seasons i want to know the money is being spent on improving other areas of the team
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: No escaping the fact that unless something dramatic happens between now and 11pm, this has been a disappointing and frustrating transfer window for us. If some of the media reports are to be believed, we have lost out on our primary targets: Grabban, Conway, Mason, Trotter, Clayton, Williams to name but six – and all to clubs below us in the table. The Bridcutt saga dragged on far too long. While that was probably inevitable as the club had to hold out for the highest transfer fee possible, it looks as though we didn't get close to our four million valuation. Looks like Buckley is staying. I would have sold him for anything over two million as although he's a talented player, he's injured for half the season and with suspect hamstrings, he's always likely to be. I remember when we signed him that the Watford fan who frequented this board warned us that he was injury-prone. On top of Bridcutt, we've sold our second biggest goal threat (Barnes) and our best back-up defender (El Abd). We've replaced them with a midfielder with mixed reviews from a struggling Championship team and an unproven striker released by his Spanish club. I know it will be an unpopular opinion – most of mine are! – but I think we needed to do a lot more to improve the team as an attacking force. In case anyone hadn't noticed, we don't score enough goals or give Ulloa enough support. Hopefully, we have enough to sneak into sixth place because most of the play-off contenders are getting away from us. Let the thumbs down commence!!![/p][/quote]You'll not get a thumbs down from me Bruce... I think you're spot on. My disappointment (thus far, things might change) is surpassed by my worry of what this lack of ambition might lead to. I fear that years of great work building the brand could be undone and ultimately actually see us moving backwards again. While I understand things need to be built slowly and in a sustainable manner, what we should not allow to happen is for us to go backwards. Our off pitch work is very impressive but this needs to be in line with what happens on the pitch... We are after all a FOOTBALL club... without a team to challenge and show signs of progression, there will be no need for all of our fancy infrastructure because we won't have the income to sustain things. The management team must know that without us there is no club and without a squad progressing forward fans will start to disappear... With this will come further cutbacks and it's a very slippery slope from there. To add insult to injury we would also lose people like Tom and Upton etc etc. I'm all for building off field and all for building a Super club capable of sustaining premiership football while keeping within budget BUT it cannot be at the expense of what keeping the fans paying the money. Down thumbs. I don't care.[/p][/quote]you'll get no thumbs down from me! when you are the most expensive to watch you have certain expectations for me we are lacking atm i am very underwhelmed (although i know we have made good signings) but i want a bit of a name along with it to really kick us on. After losing our best player over the past two seasons i want to know the money is being spent on improving other areas of the team albionfan33
  • Score: 0

6:32pm Fri 31 Jan 14

championshipgull says...

It’s very easy to get influenced buy people like Bruce putting in constant negative posts. Week in week out, Year in Year out. I am pleased with the transfer window thus far. The only player we didn’t want to lose and have is bridcutt but we have got a great replacement for him and money to spend on quality loans if needed, also great to have the extra striker on board and CMS and Hoskins coming back is going to create real competition for places up front. I think we are in a much better position to get safely in the play- off places this year than last and we could look back on this as one of the best January windows we’ve had
It’s very easy to get influenced buy people like Bruce putting in constant negative posts. Week in week out, Year in Year out. I am pleased with the transfer window thus far. The only player we didn’t want to lose and have is bridcutt but we have got a great replacement for him and money to spend on quality loans if needed, also great to have the extra striker on board and CMS and Hoskins coming back is going to create real competition for places up front. I think we are in a much better position to get safely in the play- off places this year than last and we could look back on this as one of the best January windows we’ve had championshipgull
  • Score: 3

6:41pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
ballantrrae wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
I think there is still one big transfer deal to keep an eye on that being, Buckley to Palace, injury or not, Palace might well come back in. The price tag is reportedly 4 million, an offer around 3+ million could get it done.

I don't think this deal will happen, but it could.
There have been reports that BHA have agreed a fee of £2.5 million for Buckley with both Sunderland and Palace but aren't going to let him go because we have been able to acquire a replacement.
With the clock ticking it looks increasingly that Buckley will stay at least until the end of the season.
How can we agree a fee but not let him go? Kinda seems at odds, doesn't it? :-)
Not really.
Can always be on the proviso of the seller getting a replacement and if that doesn't happen, its game over.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I think there is still one big transfer deal to keep an eye on that being, Buckley to Palace, injury or not, Palace might well come back in. The price tag is reportedly 4 million, an offer around 3+ million could get it done. I don't think this deal will happen, but it could.[/p][/quote]There have been reports that BHA have agreed a fee of £2.5 million for Buckley with both Sunderland and Palace but aren't going to let him go because we have been able to acquire a replacement. With the clock ticking it looks increasingly that Buckley will stay at least until the end of the season.[/p][/quote]How can we agree a fee but not let him go? Kinda seems at odds, doesn't it? :-)[/p][/quote]Not really. Can always be on the proviso of the seller getting a replacement and if that doesn't happen, its game over. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 0

7:04pm Fri 31 Jan 14

tug509 says...

Bloody big mistake not signing Conway ,Leo`s Christmas and Birthday out the window ,Blackburn for pete`s sake ,why didn`t we try harder ,and dont tell me we did ,Craig moved his lovely pregnant wife and family to Brighton ,to play for us ,HOW did we miss out on this guy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
Bloody big mistake not signing Conway ,Leo`s Christmas and Birthday out the window ,Blackburn for pete`s sake ,why didn`t we try harder ,and dont tell me we did ,Craig moved his lovely pregnant wife and family to Brighton ,to play for us ,HOW did we miss out on this guy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. tug509
  • Score: 6

7:10pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

tug509 wrote:
Bloody big mistake not signing Conway ,Leo`s Christmas and Birthday out the window ,Blackburn for pete`s sake ,why didn`t we try harder ,and dont tell me we did ,Craig moved his lovely pregnant wife and family to Brighton ,to play for us ,HOW did we miss out on this guy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
Assuming we keep Buckley then I'm not sure we need Conway, with LuaLua, march, Orlandi, David and Rodrigues able to play wide.

Yes, Conway is an excellent crosser but we have cover and maybe Blackburn were willing to offer a wage we would find unrealistic?
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Bloody big mistake not signing Conway ,Leo`s Christmas and Birthday out the window ,Blackburn for pete`s sake ,why didn`t we try harder ,and dont tell me we did ,Craig moved his lovely pregnant wife and family to Brighton ,to play for us ,HOW did we miss out on this guy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.[/p][/quote]Assuming we keep Buckley then I'm not sure we need Conway, with LuaLua, march, Orlandi, David and Rodrigues able to play wide. Yes, Conway is an excellent crosser but we have cover and maybe Blackburn were willing to offer a wage we would find unrealistic? Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 0

7:10pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Chi Gull says...

tug509 wrote:
Bloody big mistake not signing Conway ,Leo`s Christmas and Birthday out the window ,Blackburn for pete`s sake ,why didn`t we try harder ,and dont tell me we did ,Craig moved his lovely pregnant wife and family to Brighton ,to play for us ,HOW did we miss out on this guy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
Tug - if Buckley stays we don't need Conway - that's why.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Bloody big mistake not signing Conway ,Leo`s Christmas and Birthday out the window ,Blackburn for pete`s sake ,why didn`t we try harder ,and dont tell me we did ,Craig moved his lovely pregnant wife and family to Brighton ,to play for us ,HOW did we miss out on this guy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.[/p][/quote]Tug - if Buckley stays we don't need Conway - that's why. Chi Gull
  • Score: 0

7:11pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

tug509 wrote:
Bloody big mistake not signing Conway ,Leo`s Christmas and Birthday out the window ,Blackburn for pete`s sake ,why didn`t we try harder ,and dont tell me we did ,Craig moved his lovely pregnant wife and family to Brighton ,to play for us ,HOW did we miss out on this guy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
Perhaps, ultimately, we didn't want him..?
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Bloody big mistake not signing Conway ,Leo`s Christmas and Birthday out the window ,Blackburn for pete`s sake ,why didn`t we try harder ,and dont tell me we did ,Craig moved his lovely pregnant wife and family to Brighton ,to play for us ,HOW did we miss out on this guy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.[/p][/quote]Perhaps, ultimately, we didn't want him..? Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 0

7:16pm Fri 31 Jan 14

bruce beckett says...

championshipgull wrote:
It’s very easy to get influenced buy people like Bruce putting in constant negative posts. Week in week out, Year in Year out. I am pleased with the transfer window thus far. The only player we didn’t want to lose and have is bridcutt but we have got a great replacement for him and money to spend on quality loans if needed, also great to have the extra striker on board and CMS and Hoskins coming back is going to create real competition for places up front. I think we are in a much better position to get safely in the play- off places this year than last and we could look back on this as one of the best January windows we’ve had
Championshipgull.

I have no problem with you criticizing my posts but please get your facts right. I have supported the Albion since I was a boy. My father supported the club a long time before then. When I was at journalism college, I had the privilege of being granted an interview with the then manager Alan Mullery and given a tour of the club. My love affair continues to this day.

There is no one – I repeat no one – who wants to see this club be successful than me.

I tell it the way I see it ; good or bad. If that's not to your liking then move on to the next post.

A transfer window like this one is why you will still be called Championshipgull next season rather than Premierleaguegull.
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: It’s very easy to get influenced buy people like Bruce putting in constant negative posts. Week in week out, Year in Year out. I am pleased with the transfer window thus far. The only player we didn’t want to lose and have is bridcutt but we have got a great replacement for him and money to spend on quality loans if needed, also great to have the extra striker on board and CMS and Hoskins coming back is going to create real competition for places up front. I think we are in a much better position to get safely in the play- off places this year than last and we could look back on this as one of the best January windows we’ve had[/p][/quote]Championshipgull. I have no problem with you criticizing my posts but please get your facts right. I have supported the Albion since I was a boy. My father supported the club a long time before then. When I was at journalism college, I had the privilege of being granted an interview with the then manager Alan Mullery and given a tour of the club. My love affair continues to this day. There is no one – I repeat no one – who wants to see this club be successful than me. I tell it the way I see it ; good or bad. If that's not to your liking then move on to the next post. A transfer window like this one is why you will still be called Championshipgull next season rather than Premierleaguegull. bruce beckett
  • Score: -6

7:23pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Chi Gull says...

Fantasy football:-

Sell Buckley for £2.5m.

Buy Tom Ince for £6m plus add ons if we get promoted.

That might raise a few eyebrows?
Fantasy football:- Sell Buckley for £2.5m. Buy Tom Ince for £6m plus add ons if we get promoted. That might raise a few eyebrows? Chi Gull
  • Score: -1

7:31pm Fri 31 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

Chi Gull wrote:
Fantasy football:-

Sell Buckley for £2.5m.

Buy Tom Ince for £6m plus add ons if we get promoted.

That might raise a few eyebrows?
I'd rather have a fit and firing Buckley
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Fantasy football:- Sell Buckley for £2.5m. Buy Tom Ince for £6m plus add ons if we get promoted. That might raise a few eyebrows?[/p][/quote]I'd rather have a fit and firing Buckley SMF20
  • Score: 0

7:36pm Fri 31 Jan 14

tug509 says...

For all those that are dumb as rock ,Buckley is a RIGHT winger ,and Conway is a LEFT winger .
For all those that are dumb as rock ,Buckley is a RIGHT winger ,and Conway is a LEFT winger . tug509
  • Score: -4

7:38pm Fri 31 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

bruce beckett wrote:
championshipgull wrote:
It’s very easy to get influenced buy people like Bruce putting in constant negative posts. Week in week out, Year in Year out. I am pleased with the transfer window thus far. The only player we didn’t want to lose and have is bridcutt but we have got a great replacement for him and money to spend on quality loans if needed, also great to have the extra striker on board and CMS and Hoskins coming back is going to create real competition for places up front. I think we are in a much better position to get safely in the play- off places this year than last and we could look back on this as one of the best January windows we’ve had
Championshipgull.

I have no problem with you criticizing my posts but please get your facts right. I have supported the Albion since I was a boy. My father supported the club a long time before then. When I was at journalism college, I had the privilege of being granted an interview with the then manager Alan Mullery and given a tour of the club. My love affair continues to this day.

There is no one – I repeat no one – who wants to see this club be successful than me.

I tell it the way I see it ; good or bad. If that's not to your liking then move on to the next post.

A transfer window like this one is why you will still be called Championshipgull next season rather than Premierleaguegull.
'you will be called,' don't you mean, 'we will be called,' after all you are a fan, aren't you?
[quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: It’s very easy to get influenced buy people like Bruce putting in constant negative posts. Week in week out, Year in Year out. I am pleased with the transfer window thus far. The only player we didn’t want to lose and have is bridcutt but we have got a great replacement for him and money to spend on quality loans if needed, also great to have the extra striker on board and CMS and Hoskins coming back is going to create real competition for places up front. I think we are in a much better position to get safely in the play- off places this year than last and we could look back on this as one of the best January windows we’ve had[/p][/quote]Championshipgull. I have no problem with you criticizing my posts but please get your facts right. I have supported the Albion since I was a boy. My father supported the club a long time before then. When I was at journalism college, I had the privilege of being granted an interview with the then manager Alan Mullery and given a tour of the club. My love affair continues to this day. There is no one – I repeat no one – who wants to see this club be successful than me. I tell it the way I see it ; good or bad. If that's not to your liking then move on to the next post. A transfer window like this one is why you will still be called Championshipgull next season rather than Premierleaguegull.[/p][/quote]'you will be called,' don't you mean, 'we will be called,' after all you are a fan, aren't you? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

7:48pm Fri 31 Jan 14

championshipgull says...

bruce beckett wrote:
championshipgull wrote:
It’s very easy to get influenced buy people like Bruce putting in constant negative posts. Week in week out, Year in Year out. I am pleased with the transfer window thus far. The only player we didn’t want to lose and have is bridcutt but we have got a great replacement for him and money to spend on quality loans if needed, also great to have the extra striker on board and CMS and Hoskins coming back is going to create real competition for places up front. I think we are in a much better position to get safely in the play- off places this year than last and we could look back on this as one of the best January windows we’ve had
Championshipgull.

I have no problem with you criticizing my posts but please get your facts right. I have supported the Albion since I was a boy. My father supported the club a long time before then. When I was at journalism college, I had the privilege of being granted an interview with the then manager Alan Mullery and given a tour of the club. My love affair continues to this day.

There is no one – I repeat no one – who wants to see this club be successful than me.

I tell it the way I see it ; good or bad. If that's not to your liking then move on to the next post.

A transfer window like this one is why you will still be called Championshipgull next season rather than Premierleaguegull.
Yes I have noticed how you surround your constant and persistent negative posts with telling us how you are a supporter or UTA or saying “hope I am wrong”
[quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: It’s very easy to get influenced buy people like Bruce putting in constant negative posts. Week in week out, Year in Year out. I am pleased with the transfer window thus far. The only player we didn’t want to lose and have is bridcutt but we have got a great replacement for him and money to spend on quality loans if needed, also great to have the extra striker on board and CMS and Hoskins coming back is going to create real competition for places up front. I think we are in a much better position to get safely in the play- off places this year than last and we could look back on this as one of the best January windows we’ve had[/p][/quote]Championshipgull. I have no problem with you criticizing my posts but please get your facts right. I have supported the Albion since I was a boy. My father supported the club a long time before then. When I was at journalism college, I had the privilege of being granted an interview with the then manager Alan Mullery and given a tour of the club. My love affair continues to this day. There is no one – I repeat no one – who wants to see this club be successful than me. I tell it the way I see it ; good or bad. If that's not to your liking then move on to the next post. A transfer window like this one is why you will still be called Championshipgull next season rather than Premierleaguegull.[/p][/quote]Yes I have noticed how you surround your constant and persistent negative posts with telling us how you are a supporter or UTA or saying “hope I am wrong” championshipgull
  • Score: 3

8:00pm Fri 31 Jan 14

bruce beckett says...

championshipgull wrote:
bruce beckett wrote:
championshipgull wrote:
It’s very easy to get influenced buy people like Bruce putting in constant negative posts. Week in week out, Year in Year out. I am pleased with the transfer window thus far. The only player we didn’t want to lose and have is bridcutt but we have got a great replacement for him and money to spend on quality loans if needed, also great to have the extra striker on board and CMS and Hoskins coming back is going to create real competition for places up front. I think we are in a much better position to get safely in the play- off places this year than last and we could look back on this as one of the best January windows we’ve had
Championshipgull.

I have no problem with you criticizing my posts but please get your facts right. I have supported the Albion since I was a boy. My father supported the club a long time before then. When I was at journalism college, I had the privilege of being granted an interview with the then manager Alan Mullery and given a tour of the club. My love affair continues to this day.

There is no one – I repeat no one – who wants to see this club be successful than me.

I tell it the way I see it ; good or bad. If that's not to your liking then move on to the next post.

A transfer window like this one is why you will still be called Championshipgull next season rather than Premierleaguegull.
Yes I have noticed how you surround your constant and persistent negative posts with telling us how you are a supporter or UTA or saying “hope I am wrong”
Why don't you confine your comment to the post rather than the poster?

You don't agree with my comment – I get it – but why launch an unprovoked personal attack on me?

Do you treat strangers you meet on the street in such an aggressive manner?
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: It’s very easy to get influenced buy people like Bruce putting in constant negative posts. Week in week out, Year in Year out. I am pleased with the transfer window thus far. The only player we didn’t want to lose and have is bridcutt but we have got a great replacement for him and money to spend on quality loans if needed, also great to have the extra striker on board and CMS and Hoskins coming back is going to create real competition for places up front. I think we are in a much better position to get safely in the play- off places this year than last and we could look back on this as one of the best January windows we’ve had[/p][/quote]Championshipgull. I have no problem with you criticizing my posts but please get your facts right. I have supported the Albion since I was a boy. My father supported the club a long time before then. When I was at journalism college, I had the privilege of being granted an interview with the then manager Alan Mullery and given a tour of the club. My love affair continues to this day. There is no one – I repeat no one – who wants to see this club be successful than me. I tell it the way I see it ; good or bad. If that's not to your liking then move on to the next post. A transfer window like this one is why you will still be called Championshipgull next season rather than Premierleaguegull.[/p][/quote]Yes I have noticed how you surround your constant and persistent negative posts with telling us how you are a supporter or UTA or saying “hope I am wrong”[/p][/quote]Why don't you confine your comment to the post rather than the poster? You don't agree with my comment – I get it – but why launch an unprovoked personal attack on me? Do you treat strangers you meet on the street in such an aggressive manner? bruce beckett
  • Score: -1

8:08pm Fri 31 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Just 3 hours of the window left, I wonder, are the argus reporters still at the Amex, is anyone still at the Amex, if all have gone home then that's it for this window. If on the other hand, Oscar and a suit or two are still in the office, then just maybe more business could be in the offering.
Not sure who is holding the fort for the argus at this time but maybe they could answer my question.
Just 3 hours of the window left, I wonder, are the argus reporters still at the Amex, is anyone still at the Amex, if all have gone home then that's it for this window. If on the other hand, Oscar and a suit or two are still in the office, then just maybe more business could be in the offering. Not sure who is holding the fort for the argus at this time but maybe they could answer my question. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

8:23pm Fri 31 Jan 14

championshipgull says...

bruce beckett wrote:
championshipgull wrote:
bruce beckett wrote:
championshipgull wrote:
It’s very easy to get influenced buy people like Bruce putting in constant negative posts. Week in week out, Year in Year out. I am pleased with the transfer window thus far. The only player we didn’t want to lose and have is bridcutt but we have got a great replacement for him and money to spend on quality loans if needed, also great to have the extra striker on board and CMS and Hoskins coming back is going to create real competition for places up front. I think we are in a much better position to get safely in the play- off places this year than last and we could look back on this as one of the best January windows we’ve had
Championshipgull.

I have no problem with you criticizing my posts but please get your facts right. I have supported the Albion since I was a boy. My father supported the club a long time before then. When I was at journalism college, I had the privilege of being granted an interview with the then manager Alan Mullery and given a tour of the club. My love affair continues to this day.

There is no one – I repeat no one – who wants to see this club be successful than me.

I tell it the way I see it ; good or bad. If that's not to your liking then move on to the next post.

A transfer window like this one is why you will still be called Championshipgull next season rather than Premierleaguegull.
Yes I have noticed how you surround your constant and persistent negative posts with telling us how you are a supporter or UTA or saying “hope I am wrong”
Why don't you confine your comment to the post rather than the poster?

You don't agree with my comment – I get it – but why launch an unprovoked personal attack on me?

Do you treat strangers you meet on the street in such an aggressive manner?
Where above am I being aggressive or attacking you. I am stating facts please don’t try and slur a Brighton supporter.
[quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: It’s very easy to get influenced buy people like Bruce putting in constant negative posts. Week in week out, Year in Year out. I am pleased with the transfer window thus far. The only player we didn’t want to lose and have is bridcutt but we have got a great replacement for him and money to spend on quality loans if needed, also great to have the extra striker on board and CMS and Hoskins coming back is going to create real competition for places up front. I think we are in a much better position to get safely in the play- off places this year than last and we could look back on this as one of the best January windows we’ve had[/p][/quote]Championshipgull. I have no problem with you criticizing my posts but please get your facts right. I have supported the Albion since I was a boy. My father supported the club a long time before then. When I was at journalism college, I had the privilege of being granted an interview with the then manager Alan Mullery and given a tour of the club. My love affair continues to this day. There is no one – I repeat no one – who wants to see this club be successful than me. I tell it the way I see it ; good or bad. If that's not to your liking then move on to the next post. A transfer window like this one is why you will still be called Championshipgull next season rather than Premierleaguegull.[/p][/quote]Yes I have noticed how you surround your constant and persistent negative posts with telling us how you are a supporter or UTA or saying “hope I am wrong”[/p][/quote]Why don't you confine your comment to the post rather than the poster? You don't agree with my comment – I get it – but why launch an unprovoked personal attack on me? Do you treat strangers you meet on the street in such an aggressive manner?[/p][/quote]Where above am I being aggressive or attacking you. I am stating facts please don’t try and slur a Brighton supporter. championshipgull
  • Score: 2

8:23pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

A fairly quiet deadline day at the Amex then. Bridcutt out, as expected, but no-one else. We will have a nice pile of cash (depending on how long Sunderland take to pay the fee) to be spent in the summer or on loanees' wages when the loan window opens once more.

I'm still confident in our squad's ability to get into the play-offs. We've coped without Bridcutt almost all season, (and his few appearances were not as good as previous seasons, possibly caused by change of role,) so his loss is not as huge a one as we might have feared at the beginning of the season.

I like what I hear about Stephens, from people who have seen him. He's a good age and seems to have a better passing ability than Bridcutt, and can score a bit, like Crofts.

No idea about Spanish Dave mk2, but a bit of Spanish flair never goes amiss round these parts.

No doubt there will be moans that we haven't made a 'marquee signing', but I prefer to think of it as not panic-spending money on over-priced players.
A fairly quiet deadline day at the Amex then. Bridcutt out, as expected, but no-one else. We will have a nice pile of cash (depending on how long Sunderland take to pay the fee) to be spent in the summer or on loanees' wages when the loan window opens once more. I'm still confident in our squad's ability to get into the play-offs. We've coped without Bridcutt almost all season, (and his few appearances were not as good as previous seasons, possibly caused by change of role,) so his loss is not as huge a one as we might have feared at the beginning of the season. I like what I hear about Stephens, from people who have seen him. He's a good age and seems to have a better passing ability than Bridcutt, and can score a bit, like Crofts. No idea about Spanish Dave mk2, but a bit of Spanish flair never goes amiss round these parts. No doubt there will be moans that we haven't made a 'marquee signing', but I prefer to think of it as not panic-spending money on over-priced players. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 3

8:27pm Fri 31 Jan 14

tonypulis says...

bruce beckett wrote:
championshipgull wrote:
bruce beckett wrote:
championshipgull wrote:
It’s very easy to get influenced buy people like Bruce putting in constant negative posts. Week in week out, Year in Year out. I am pleased with the transfer window thus far. The only player we didn’t want to lose and have is bridcutt but we have got a great replacement for him and money to spend on quality loans if needed, also great to have the extra striker on board and CMS and Hoskins coming back is going to create real competition for places up front. I think we are in a much better position to get safely in the play- off places this year than last and we could look back on this as one of the best January windows we’ve had
Championshipgull.

I have no problem with you criticizing my posts but please get your facts right. I have supported the Albion since I was a boy. My father supported the club a long time before then. When I was at journalism college, I had the privilege of being granted an interview with the then manager Alan Mullery and given a tour of the club. My love affair continues to this day.

There is no one – I repeat no one – who wants to see this club be successful than me.

I tell it the way I see it ; good or bad. If that's not to your liking then move on to the next post.

A transfer window like this one is why you will still be called Championshipgull next season rather than Premierleaguegull.
Yes I have noticed how you surround your constant and persistent negative posts with telling us how you are a supporter or UTA or saying “hope I am wrong”
Why don't you confine your comment to the post rather than the poster?

You don't agree with my comment – I get it – but why launch an unprovoked personal attack on me?

Do you treat strangers you meet on the street in such an aggressive manner?
Yes. Yes he does actually. He called me a 'looky likey' on the bus to Purley the other day. I had to put him straight and tell him "No, no, I am in fact the real tonypulis. ......!" Bloody cheek of the man.
[quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: It’s very easy to get influenced buy people like Bruce putting in constant negative posts. Week in week out, Year in Year out. I am pleased with the transfer window thus far. The only player we didn’t want to lose and have is bridcutt but we have got a great replacement for him and money to spend on quality loans if needed, also great to have the extra striker on board and CMS and Hoskins coming back is going to create real competition for places up front. I think we are in a much better position to get safely in the play- off places this year than last and we could look back on this as one of the best January windows we’ve had[/p][/quote]Championshipgull. I have no problem with you criticizing my posts but please get your facts right. I have supported the Albion since I was a boy. My father supported the club a long time before then. When I was at journalism college, I had the privilege of being granted an interview with the then manager Alan Mullery and given a tour of the club. My love affair continues to this day. There is no one – I repeat no one – who wants to see this club be successful than me. I tell it the way I see it ; good or bad. If that's not to your liking then move on to the next post. A transfer window like this one is why you will still be called Championshipgull next season rather than Premierleaguegull.[/p][/quote]Yes I have noticed how you surround your constant and persistent negative posts with telling us how you are a supporter or UTA or saying “hope I am wrong”[/p][/quote]Why don't you confine your comment to the post rather than the poster? You don't agree with my comment – I get it – but why launch an unprovoked personal attack on me? Do you treat strangers you meet on the street in such an aggressive manner?[/p][/quote]Yes. Yes he does actually. He called me a 'looky likey' on the bus to Purley the other day. I had to put him straight and tell him "No, no, I am in fact the real tonypulis. ......!" Bloody cheek of the man. tonypulis
  • Score: 0

8:32pm Fri 31 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Arnie if you look at the two lads that have come in what we have done is to replace Barnes and Crofts, and I guess we needed to do that so not a bad day. It now looks like we are not going to replace El-Abd, but I doubt that that was a priority, but with two and a half hours left in the window, it could still happen.

Bridcutt has gone, we knew that was going to happen and we didn't need to replace him. Oscar and Jones are constantly telling us just how confident they are in our squad, and how well the young lads are doing so maybe it's not that much of a surprise that we haven't done more business. My only concern is that we only got Stephens for the Crofts role, if the lad gets injured we are going to be short one attacking midfielder.
Arnie if you look at the two lads that have come in what we have done is to replace Barnes and Crofts, and I guess we needed to do that so not a bad day. It now looks like we are not going to replace El-Abd, but I doubt that that was a priority, but with two and a half hours left in the window, it could still happen. Bridcutt has gone, we knew that was going to happen and we didn't need to replace him. Oscar and Jones are constantly telling us just how confident they are in our squad, and how well the young lads are doing so maybe it's not that much of a surprise that we haven't done more business. My only concern is that we only got Stephens for the Crofts role, if the lad gets injured we are going to be short one attacking midfielder. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

8:34pm Fri 31 Jan 14

tug509 says...

tug509 wrote:
For all those that are dumb as rock ,Buckley is a RIGHT winger ,and Conway is a LEFT winger .
OK smart arse ,perhaps you will point out where i was wrong ,if you have the guts to give your name .
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: For all those that are dumb as rock ,Buckley is a RIGHT winger ,and Conway is a LEFT winger .[/p][/quote]OK smart arse ,perhaps you will point out where i was wrong ,if you have the guts to give your name . tug509
  • Score: -1

8:50pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Arnie if you look at the two lads that have come in what we have done is to replace Barnes and Crofts, and I guess we needed to do that so not a bad day. It now looks like we are not going to replace El-Abd, but I doubt that that was a priority, but with two and a half hours left in the window, it could still happen.

Bridcutt has gone, we knew that was going to happen and we didn't need to replace him. Oscar and Jones are constantly telling us just how confident they are in our squad, and how well the young lads are doing so maybe it's not that much of a surprise that we haven't done more business. My only concern is that we only got Stephens for the Crofts role, if the lad gets injured we are going to be short one attacking midfielder.
I agree, replacing El-Abd is not important as I think Dunk is really quite good enough to step into the breach if needed.

One thing OG seems better than Poyet at is placing faith in the kids. I genuinely doubt Ince and March would have played as much this season under Gus. That reduces the need to buy the more expensive, experienced players.

Fair point re Stephens, but if gets injured then there's always the loan window in a couple of weeks, so there's still a safety net if needed.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Arnie if you look at the two lads that have come in what we have done is to replace Barnes and Crofts, and I guess we needed to do that so not a bad day. It now looks like we are not going to replace El-Abd, but I doubt that that was a priority, but with two and a half hours left in the window, it could still happen. Bridcutt has gone, we knew that was going to happen and we didn't need to replace him. Oscar and Jones are constantly telling us just how confident they are in our squad, and how well the young lads are doing so maybe it's not that much of a surprise that we haven't done more business. My only concern is that we only got Stephens for the Crofts role, if the lad gets injured we are going to be short one attacking midfielder.[/p][/quote]I agree, replacing El-Abd is not important as I think Dunk is really quite good enough to step into the breach if needed. One thing OG seems better than Poyet at is placing faith in the kids. I genuinely doubt Ince and March would have played as much this season under Gus. That reduces the need to buy the more expensive, experienced players. Fair point re Stephens, but if gets injured then there's always the loan window in a couple of weeks, so there's still a safety net if needed. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 2

10:14pm Fri 31 Jan 14

tug509 says...

tug509 wrote:
For all those that are dumb as rock ,Buckley is a RIGHT winger ,and Conway is a LEFT winger .
Perhaps the 2 morons who think i`m wrong will have the balls to name themselves ,and explain what i have got wrong .
I think we should have a system ,that names those for and against ,so as to make an open forum ,not a cowards home for snyde comment .
I`m as straight as an arrow ,are you ?.

UTA
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: For all those that are dumb as rock ,Buckley is a RIGHT winger ,and Conway is a LEFT winger .[/p][/quote]Perhaps the 2 morons who think i`m wrong will have the balls to name themselves ,and explain what i have got wrong . I think we should have a system ,that names those for and against ,so as to make an open forum ,not a cowards home for snyde comment . I`m as straight as an arrow ,are you ?. UTA tug509
  • Score: -3

12:12am Sat 1 Feb 14

tonypulis says...

tug509 wrote:
tug509 wrote:
For all those that are dumb as rock ,Buckley is a RIGHT winger ,and Conway is a LEFT winger .
Perhaps the 2 morons who think i`m wrong will have the balls to name themselves ,and explain what i have got wrong .
I think we should have a system ,that names those for and against ,so as to make an open forum ,not a cowards home for snyde comment .
I`m as straight as an arrow ,are you ?.

UTA
I must be the only one on here who gives his real name.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: For all those that are dumb as rock ,Buckley is a RIGHT winger ,and Conway is a LEFT winger .[/p][/quote]Perhaps the 2 morons who think i`m wrong will have the balls to name themselves ,and explain what i have got wrong . I think we should have a system ,that names those for and against ,so as to make an open forum ,not a cowards home for snyde comment . I`m as straight as an arrow ,are you ?. UTA[/p][/quote]I must be the only one on here who gives his real name. tonypulis
  • Score: 0

12:56am Sat 1 Feb 14

tug509 says...

tonypulis wrote:
tug509 wrote:
tug509 wrote:
For all those that are dumb as rock ,Buckley is a RIGHT winger ,and Conway is a LEFT winger .
Perhaps the 2 morons who think i`m wrong will have the balls to name themselves ,and explain what i have got wrong .
I think we should have a system ,that names those for and against ,so as to make an open forum ,not a cowards home for snyde comment .
I`m as straight as an arrow ,are you ?.

UTA
I must be the only one on here who gives his real name.
I`ll give you one thing ,you dont pretend to be something your not ,you support a pony team ,and admit it ,fair play . :0)
[quote][p][bold]tonypulis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: For all those that are dumb as rock ,Buckley is a RIGHT winger ,and Conway is a LEFT winger .[/p][/quote]Perhaps the 2 morons who think i`m wrong will have the balls to name themselves ,and explain what i have got wrong . I think we should have a system ,that names those for and against ,so as to make an open forum ,not a cowards home for snyde comment . I`m as straight as an arrow ,are you ?. UTA[/p][/quote]I must be the only one on here who gives his real name.[/p][/quote]I`ll give you one thing ,you dont pretend to be something your not ,you support a pony team ,and admit it ,fair play . :0) tug509
  • Score: 0

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