Seagulls rebuff bid for CMS

The Argus: Craig Mackail-Smith made his comeback from injury this week Craig Mackail-Smith made his comeback from injury this week

Albion have knocked back an audacious attempt by Peterborough to re-sign Craig Mackail-Smith.

The League Once club wanted to borrow the striker to assist his recovery from injury but were given short shrift by the Seagulls.

Mackail-Smith made a 24-minute comeback from ten months out with a ruptured Achilles and broken ankle in the development team at Brentford on Monday.

He scored 99 goals in four-and-a-half years at Peterborough before joining Albion in July 2011 for a £2.5 million fee rising to a potential £3.25 million.

Mackail-Smith, 29, has scored 21 times in 81 outings for Albion but has not played since suffering the Achilles injury at Bristol City last March.

He is likely to have another run-out for the under-21s against Crystal Palace at Lancing on Monday night (7pm).

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7:59am Sat 1 Feb 14

namgo49 says...

Wonder if he prompted the move. We have never made the best of his talents. Let's hope he will settle in and get some goals for us over the remainder of the season.
Wonder if he prompted the move. We have never made the best of his talents. Let's hope he will settle in and get some goals for us over the remainder of the season. namgo49

9:26am Sat 1 Feb 14

BobbyLaverick says...

Audacious attempt indeed!

Out injured for ten months, and carefully brought through to playing for a manager who has never seen him play. A totally crazy idea to expect anything more than short shrift from the Albion, and one that sees Barry Fry drop dramatically in my estimation.

This is a new start for CMS, and I have every confidence that OG will play him in a role where he thrives, instead of one where he is forced to chase the ball for 90 minutes.
Audacious attempt indeed! Out injured for ten months, and carefully brought through to playing for a manager who has never seen him play. A totally crazy idea to expect anything more than short shrift from the Albion, and one that sees Barry Fry drop dramatically in my estimation. This is a new start for CMS, and I have every confidence that OG will play him in a role where he thrives, instead of one where he is forced to chase the ball for 90 minutes. BobbyLaverick

9:26am Sat 1 Feb 14

Baldseagull says...

A Month at Peterborough would not have been a bad thing for CMS, as he returns to full fitness. I hope Oscar has seen footage of him playing for them as well as for us and has seen what he can really do when in form and given the right kind of supply.
His scoring statistics for us do not do him justice, most of us seem to believe he would be much more prolific with a few more balls to run on to, rather than at his feet, and I hope he gets the chance to show us that is true.
A Month at Peterborough would not have been a bad thing for CMS, as he returns to full fitness. I hope Oscar has seen footage of him playing for them as well as for us and has seen what he can really do when in form and given the right kind of supply. His scoring statistics for us do not do him justice, most of us seem to believe he would be much more prolific with a few more balls to run on to, rather than at his feet, and I hope he gets the chance to show us that is true. Baldseagull

9:45am Sat 1 Feb 14

Gray says...

surprised we didn't sell him as well to make a bit more money as that seems to be our main priorty
surprised we didn't sell him as well to make a bit more money as that seems to be our main priorty Gray

10:33am Sat 1 Feb 14

The Phantom says...

No idea why this is considered "audacious" - would have made sense all round to send him away for a month to get some fitness and confidence.
No idea why this is considered "audacious" - would have made sense all round to send him away for a month to get some fitness and confidence. The Phantom

11:02am Sat 1 Feb 14

Gee Jay says...

Albion have nursed him back to fitness, now he needs to get gradually back to match fitness.
Oscar needs to see him play and perform in a few first team appearances before anything else.
Barry Fry off the Fens,just trying it on.
Albion have nursed him back to fitness, now he needs to get gradually back to match fitness. Oscar needs to see him play and perform in a few first team appearances before anything else. Barry Fry off the Fens,just trying it on. Gee Jay

12:53pm Sat 1 Feb 14

tinker111 says...

BobbyLaverick wrote:
Audacious attempt indeed!

Out injured for ten months, and carefully brought through to playing for a manager who has never seen him play. A totally crazy idea to expect anything more than short shrift from the Albion, and one that sees Barry Fry drop dramatically in my estimation.

This is a new start for CMS, and I have every confidence that OG will play him in a role where he thrives, instead of one where he is forced to chase the ball for 90 minutes.
WHAT CLOUD ARE YOU ON ????? sorry but this club is about money ??
[quote][p][bold]BobbyLaverick[/bold] wrote: Audacious attempt indeed! Out injured for ten months, and carefully brought through to playing for a manager who has never seen him play. A totally crazy idea to expect anything more than short shrift from the Albion, and one that sees Barry Fry drop dramatically in my estimation. This is a new start for CMS, and I have every confidence that OG will play him in a role where he thrives, instead of one where he is forced to chase the ball for 90 minutes.[/p][/quote]WHAT CLOUD ARE YOU ON ????? sorry but this club is about money ?? tinker111

7:48pm Sat 1 Feb 14

pte says...

Did Brighton inquire about a Posh player to provoke this Posh riposte?
Did Brighton inquire about a Posh player to provoke this Posh riposte? pte

10:24pm Sat 1 Feb 14

JoeBlow says...

"The League Once club"

Ha ha, good one.
"The League Once club" Ha ha, good one. JoeBlow

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