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Seagulls skipper relishes prospect of world class test

The Argus: Gordon Greer hopes to win his third cap for Scotland tomorrow Gordon Greer hopes to win his third cap for Scotland tomorrow

Albion captain Gordon Greer is relishing the prospect of tackling one of the top strikers in the world.

Greer’s chances of winning his third cap for Scotland against Poland tomorrow night have increased with the withdrawal of rival centre-half Grant Hanley from Blackburn Rovers due to a calf injury.

Greer, capped against the USA and Norway in November, could be marking Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski in the friendly in Warsaw.

The Seagulls’ skipper told The Argus: “It would be great to face him. As a player you want to test yourself against the best and he’s one of the top strikers in the world at the moment. It would be fantastic to play. I always watch Champions League games and he’s a fantastic player.”

Greer is competing with Norwich’s Brighton-born stopper Russell Martin and Christophe Berra from fellow Championship play-off challengers Ipswich Town in the dress rehearsal for Scotland’s Euro 2016 qualifying clashes with Poland.

Glaswegian Greer, 33, said: “I’m delighted. It’s great to be a part of the squad. Hopefully I can get some game time. It’s a great experience even though I’m one of the older players to go away and possibly play against the likes of Poland. It’s a great honour for me to play for Scotland.”

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6:27am Tue 4 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

Good luck to GG , while he has his critics, what a bargain for £250k
And more importantly he is Scottish , unlike half the players for Scotland , who grand mothers window cleaner once had porridge, is the connection!,
Having said that GG will have a nightmare against this guy, all about movement, pace and goes with both feet.. Biggest test If he plays.
Not made any posts for about a week, club have pulled out quality loan , and now it's about getting the best from him in our system.
Really looking forward to Saturday, should be a entertaining game.
Good luck to GG , while he has his critics, what a bargain for £250k And more importantly he is Scottish , unlike half the players for Scotland , who grand mothers window cleaner once had porridge, is the connection!, Having said that GG will have a nightmare against this guy, all about movement, pace and goes with both feet.. Biggest test If he plays. Not made any posts for about a week, club have pulled out quality loan , and now it's about getting the best from him in our system. Really looking forward to Saturday, should be a entertaining game. mark by the sea
  • Score: 6

8:29am Tue 4 Mar 14

albionbloke says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Good luck to GG , while he has his critics, what a bargain for £250k
And more importantly he is Scottish , unlike half the players for Scotland , who grand mothers window cleaner once had porridge, is the connection!,
Having said that GG will have a nightmare against this guy, all about movement, pace and goes with both feet.. Biggest test If he plays.
Not made any posts for about a week, club have pulled out quality loan , and now it's about getting the best from him in our system.
Really looking forward to Saturday, should be a entertaining game.
Good one MBTS......loved the window cleaner porridge bit, gave me a fair chuckle! Well done for that.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Good luck to GG , while he has his critics, what a bargain for £250k And more importantly he is Scottish , unlike half the players for Scotland , who grand mothers window cleaner once had porridge, is the connection!, Having said that GG will have a nightmare against this guy, all about movement, pace and goes with both feet.. Biggest test If he plays. Not made any posts for about a week, club have pulled out quality loan , and now it's about getting the best from him in our system. Really looking forward to Saturday, should be a entertaining game.[/p][/quote]Good one MBTS......loved the window cleaner porridge bit, gave me a fair chuckle! Well done for that. albionbloke
  • Score: 2

8:31am Tue 4 Mar 14

pablobrowno says...

Thinking about it, it surprises me that Greer is involved at all with Scotland now. Surely as they are building for Euro 2016 now they should be looking to bring younger players through? Are they expecting Greer to be involved at 35/36 years old?
Thinking about it, it surprises me that Greer is involved at all with Scotland now. Surely as they are building for Euro 2016 now they should be looking to bring younger players through? Are they expecting Greer to be involved at 35/36 years old? pablobrowno
  • Score: 1

9:08am Tue 4 Mar 14

BobbyLaverick says...

pablobrowno wrote:
Thinking about it, it surprises me that Greer is involved at all with Scotland now. Surely as they are building for Euro 2016 now they should be looking to bring younger players through? Are they expecting Greer to be involved at 35/36 years old?
Not totally disagreeing with you, but a team has to have a balance of experience and youth to compete, no matter what the standard of football.
The only thing not in Greer's favour is his lack of international outings, but he has enough about him to overcome that situation.
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: Thinking about it, it surprises me that Greer is involved at all with Scotland now. Surely as they are building for Euro 2016 now they should be looking to bring younger players through? Are they expecting Greer to be involved at 35/36 years old?[/p][/quote]Not totally disagreeing with you, but a team has to have a balance of experience and youth to compete, no matter what the standard of football. The only thing not in Greer's favour is his lack of international outings, but he has enough about him to overcome that situation. BobbyLaverick
  • Score: 3

9:45am Tue 4 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

Guys a question , should pardew be charged with affray ? I accept players can lose their cool, but for a spectator to attack a player , and basically that's all pardew was, I don't understand why the police were not involved.
Guys a question , should pardew be charged with affray ? I accept players can lose their cool, but for a spectator to attack a player , and basically that's all pardew was, I don't understand why the police were not involved. mark by the sea
  • Score: -4

10:25am Tue 4 Mar 14

WestStander17 says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Guys a question , should pardew be charged with affray ? I accept players can lose their cool, but for a spectator to attack a player , and basically that's all pardew was, I don't understand why the police were not involved.
I happen to have built up quite a dislike for Pardew over the years but I don't think its fair to say he was just a spectator. I think Managers are even more likely to lose their cool as they can't actually do too much once the game has started but it is their head that will roll if it goes wrong. Emotionally, they are just as involved as the players.

However, Pardew is an idiot....throw the book at him!
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Guys a question , should pardew be charged with affray ? I accept players can lose their cool, but for a spectator to attack a player , and basically that's all pardew was, I don't understand why the police were not involved.[/p][/quote]I happen to have built up quite a dislike for Pardew over the years but I don't think its fair to say he was just a spectator. I think Managers are even more likely to lose their cool as they can't actually do too much once the game has started but it is their head that will roll if it goes wrong. Emotionally, they are just as involved as the players. However, Pardew is an idiot....throw the book at him! WestStander17
  • Score: 4

10:46am Tue 4 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

WestStander17 wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Guys a question , should pardew be charged with affray ? I accept players can lose their cool, but for a spectator to attack a player , and basically that's all pardew was, I don't understand why the police were not involved.
I happen to have built up quite a dislike for Pardew over the years but I don't think its fair to say he was just a spectator. I think Managers are even more likely to lose their cool as they can't actually do too much once the game has started but it is their head that will roll if it goes wrong. Emotionally, they are just as involved as the players.

However, Pardew is an idiot....throw the book at him!
He wasn't even losing at the time (3-1 up), so he can't have been that stressed. The man's a muppet and he has multiple previous, so I'm hoping he gets a touchline ban until the end of the season. He cannot be trusted.

As for Gordon Greer, playing against Big Lew will make defending against Championship strikers seem like a stroll in the park. Fingers crossed he gets a game.
[quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Guys a question , should pardew be charged with affray ? I accept players can lose their cool, but for a spectator to attack a player , and basically that's all pardew was, I don't understand why the police were not involved.[/p][/quote]I happen to have built up quite a dislike for Pardew over the years but I don't think its fair to say he was just a spectator. I think Managers are even more likely to lose their cool as they can't actually do too much once the game has started but it is their head that will roll if it goes wrong. Emotionally, they are just as involved as the players. However, Pardew is an idiot....throw the book at him![/p][/quote]He wasn't even losing at the time (3-1 up), so he can't have been that stressed. The man's a muppet and he has multiple previous, so I'm hoping he gets a touchline ban until the end of the season. He cannot be trusted. As for Gordon Greer, playing against Big Lew will make defending against Championship strikers seem like a stroll in the park. Fingers crossed he gets a game. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 2

11:53am Tue 4 Mar 14

Steveg1958 says...

I applaud GG for actually forcing his way into the Scotland squad, and don't disagree that for the money he has been good for us but I am afraid that his casual attitude at times and general lack of distribution (unless its sideways or backwards), will be mercilessly exposed by a player of Lewendowski's class and ability, I am afraid that pace, close control and finishing ability from an opponent will always be GG's achiles heel.
I applaud GG for actually forcing his way into the Scotland squad, and don't disagree that for the money he has been good for us but I am afraid that his casual attitude at times and general lack of distribution (unless its sideways or backwards), will be mercilessly exposed by a player of Lewendowski's class and ability, I am afraid that pace, close control and finishing ability from an opponent will always be GG's achiles heel. Steveg1958
  • Score: -1

12:02pm Tue 4 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

As always it's great to see that Brighton players are considered good enough for international football, my only concern is that we can't afford to have Greer get injured, not with us only having one recognized back up player in Dunk.
As always it's great to see that Brighton players are considered good enough for international football, my only concern is that we can't afford to have Greer get injured, not with us only having one recognized back up player in Dunk. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -1

1:38pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Far gull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
As always it's great to see that Brighton players are considered good enough for international football, my only concern is that we can't afford to have Greer get injured, not with us only having one recognized back up player in Dunk.
Actually we have three back ups Vegas in Calderon,Dunk and Ince. I suspect Andrews(god forbid, that said he might be better suited there as less requirement to actually have to pass to one of our own players! ) and Brono could play there also.
Good luck GG but up against R Lewobo ??!!!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: As always it's great to see that Brighton players are considered good enough for international football, my only concern is that we can't afford to have Greer get injured, not with us only having one recognized back up player in Dunk.[/p][/quote]Actually we have three back ups Vegas in Calderon,Dunk and Ince. I suspect Andrews(god forbid, that said he might be better suited there as less requirement to actually have to pass to one of our own players! ) and Brono could play there also. Good luck GG but up against R Lewobo ??!!! Far gull
  • Score: 1

1:50pm Tue 4 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

Far gull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
As always it's great to see that Brighton players are considered good enough for international football, my only concern is that we can't afford to have Greer get injured, not with us only having one recognized back up player in Dunk.
Actually we have three back ups Vegas in Calderon,Dunk and Ince. I suspect Andrews(god forbid, that said he might be better suited there as less requirement to actually have to pass to one of our own players! ) and Brono could play there also.
Good luck GG but up against R Lewobo ??!!!
Yes there are some that, 'could,' stand in, but none of them are center backs by instinct, and that is slightly different, a bit like saying that Dunk is a defender so he could cover the right back spot. Ince might have been once thought of as a center back, or one in the making, but that thinking was wrong, as shown by his performances in midfield. Andrews, maybe but him giving the ball away in the danger area is too big a risk, and don't forget Bruno gives it away on occasion too.
[quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: As always it's great to see that Brighton players are considered good enough for international football, my only concern is that we can't afford to have Greer get injured, not with us only having one recognized back up player in Dunk.[/p][/quote]Actually we have three back ups Vegas in Calderon,Dunk and Ince. I suspect Andrews(god forbid, that said he might be better suited there as less requirement to actually have to pass to one of our own players! ) and Brono could play there also. Good luck GG but up against R Lewobo ??!!![/p][/quote]Yes there are some that, 'could,' stand in, but none of them are center backs by instinct, and that is slightly different, a bit like saying that Dunk is a defender so he could cover the right back spot. Ince might have been once thought of as a center back, or one in the making, but that thinking was wrong, as shown by his performances in midfield. Andrews, maybe but him giving the ball away in the danger area is too big a risk, and don't forget Bruno gives it away on occasion too. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

3:49pm Tue 4 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Far gull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
As always it's great to see that Brighton players are considered good enough for international football, my only concern is that we can't afford to have Greer get injured, not with us only having one recognized back up player in Dunk.
Actually we have three back ups Vegas in Calderon,Dunk and Ince. I suspect Andrews(god forbid, that said he might be better suited there as less requirement to actually have to pass to one of our own players! ) and Brono could play there also.
Good luck GG but up against R Lewobo ??!!!
Yes there are some that, 'could,' stand in, but none of them are center backs by instinct, and that is slightly different, a bit like saying that Dunk is a defender so he could cover the right back spot. Ince might have been once thought of as a center back, or one in the making, but that thinking was wrong, as shown by his performances in midfield. Andrews, maybe but him giving the ball away in the danger area is too big a risk, and don't forget Bruno gives it away on occasion too.
Good point Vegas , we can't shoe in players with promotion a possibility ,
I have been saying three central defenders is one short in most championship squads, one injury or ban and we don't have cover on the bench.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: As always it's great to see that Brighton players are considered good enough for international football, my only concern is that we can't afford to have Greer get injured, not with us only having one recognized back up player in Dunk.[/p][/quote]Actually we have three back ups Vegas in Calderon,Dunk and Ince. I suspect Andrews(god forbid, that said he might be better suited there as less requirement to actually have to pass to one of our own players! ) and Brono could play there also. Good luck GG but up against R Lewobo ??!!![/p][/quote]Yes there are some that, 'could,' stand in, but none of them are center backs by instinct, and that is slightly different, a bit like saying that Dunk is a defender so he could cover the right back spot. Ince might have been once thought of as a center back, or one in the making, but that thinking was wrong, as shown by his performances in midfield. Andrews, maybe but him giving the ball away in the danger area is too big a risk, and don't forget Bruno gives it away on occasion too.[/p][/quote]Good point Vegas , we can't shoe in players with promotion a possibility , I have been saying three central defenders is one short in most championship squads, one injury or ban and we don't have cover on the bench. mark by the sea
  • Score: 1

6:15pm Tue 4 Mar 14

WestStander17 says...

Lewandowski has pulled out of the Poland squad.
Lewandowski has pulled out of the Poland squad. WestStander17
  • Score: 2

6:17pm Tue 4 Mar 14

WestStander17 says...

mark by the sea wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Far gull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote: As always it's great to see that Brighton players are considered good enough for international football, my only concern is that we can't afford to have Greer get injured, not with us only having one recognized back up player in Dunk.
Actually we have three back ups Vegas in Calderon,Dunk and Ince. I suspect Andrews(god forbid, that said he might be better suited there as less requirement to actually have to pass to one of our own players! ) and Brono could play there also. Good luck GG but up against R Lewobo ??!!!
Yes there are some that, 'could,' stand in, but none of them are center backs by instinct, and that is slightly different, a bit like saying that Dunk is a defender so he could cover the right back spot. Ince might have been once thought of as a center back, or one in the making, but that thinking was wrong, as shown by his performances in midfield. Andrews, maybe but him giving the ball away in the danger area is too big a risk, and don't forget Bruno gives it away on occasion too.
Good point Vegas , we can't shoe in players with promotion a possibility , I have been saying three central defenders is one short in most championship squads, one injury or ban and we don't have cover on the bench.
Bruno at centre-back would be worth the admission fee on its own! Win, lose or draw, it would be entertaining!
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: As always it's great to see that Brighton players are considered good enough for international football, my only concern is that we can't afford to have Greer get injured, not with us only having one recognized back up player in Dunk.[/p][/quote]Actually we have three back ups Vegas in Calderon,Dunk and Ince. I suspect Andrews(god forbid, that said he might be better suited there as less requirement to actually have to pass to one of our own players! ) and Brono could play there also. Good luck GG but up against R Lewobo ??!!![/p][/quote]Yes there are some that, 'could,' stand in, but none of them are center backs by instinct, and that is slightly different, a bit like saying that Dunk is a defender so he could cover the right back spot. Ince might have been once thought of as a center back, or one in the making, but that thinking was wrong, as shown by his performances in midfield. Andrews, maybe but him giving the ball away in the danger area is too big a risk, and don't forget Bruno gives it away on occasion too.[/p][/quote]Good point Vegas , we can't shoe in players with promotion a possibility , I have been saying three central defenders is one short in most championship squads, one injury or ban and we don't have cover on the bench.[/p][/quote]Bruno at centre-back would be worth the admission fee on its own! Win, lose or draw, it would be entertaining! WestStander17
  • Score: 2

7:58pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Conelli98 says...

A centre back has become available and Oscar has big connections to him, could do a job...name...Carles Puyol ;)
A centre back has become available and Oscar has big connections to him, could do a job...name...Carles Puyol ;) Conelli98
  • Score: 3

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