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Bruno sets sights on new deal

The Argus: Bruno Bruno

Bruno has set his sights on securing a new deal with Albion.

But the in-form right-back says he understands why he must wait until May to learn his future.

The Spanish star wants to help the Seagulls into the play-offs for a second successive season.

He has the extra incentive of trying to clinch a new contract.

Chief executive Paul Barber recently told The Argus contract talks were on hold which would allow players to concentrate on the run-in.

Bruno, whose two-year deal expires this summer, said: “I’m out of contract and I imagine they (Albion) have their ideas. No one has been in contact with me yet but that is football.

“I want to stay here because I love it here. It feels like home.

“But they take the decision to wait until the last minute and that is a way of working.”

Bruno admitted it was unlikely out-of-contract stars would be able to put concerns about their future completely out of their minds.

He added: “Players think about their futures, of course. We’re people.

“In two-and-a-half months the league ends and we worry about where we will be, of course.

“But the club have the say as to whether we will stay or not and we respect that.”

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5:21am Thu 6 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

Going to be a interesting few months, of the players out of contract, Hoskins name comes back up, will he be kept ? The way I see it is OG won't change his shape of one up front,
Next season I reckon
Ulloa
Cms Stephens ince crofts Buckley.
And the rest are all guesses, , !
I would like upson and TK to be in that 11..
Going to be a interesting few months, of the players out of contract, Hoskins name comes back up, will he be kept ? The way I see it is OG won't change his shape of one up front, Next season I reckon Ulloa Cms Stephens ince crofts Buckley. And the rest are all guesses, , ! I would like upson and TK to be in that 11.. mark by the sea
  • Score: 5

5:51am Thu 6 Mar 14

gilbertthecat says...

Sounds a little bit like the club saying it depends on where we are in the league. Maybe the message is that they haven't given up on promotion as yet, which I am happy with if that's true. Which could mean, for the likes of Bruno, we'll keep you in the Champ but maybe not in the Prem? Just a theory.

Trouble with that theory is that, even if we get to the Prem, I can't see there being a bottomless pot of cash to buy in Prem ready players. I agree that there are a number of our currwent squad who wouldn't be up to it so that would mean many changes in he summer. Anyway there's a while yet and some big gams to play before we might all start speculating about that!
Sounds a little bit like the club saying it depends on where we are in the league. Maybe the message is that they haven't given up on promotion as yet, which I am happy with if that's true. Which could mean, for the likes of Bruno, we'll keep you in the Champ but maybe not in the Prem? Just a theory. Trouble with that theory is that, even if we get to the Prem, I can't see there being a bottomless pot of cash to buy in Prem ready players. I agree that there are a number of our currwent squad who wouldn't be up to it so that would mean many changes in he summer. Anyway there's a while yet and some big gams to play before we might all start speculating about that! gilbertthecat
  • Score: 7

6:29am Thu 6 Mar 14

WestStander17 says...

I hope Bruno gets a new deal whatever happens. Love watching him play. He is a flamboyant breath of fresh air compared to watching those mostly nervously rigid England players last night. He plays every game as if he is playing in the playground at school as opposed to those who play guarding against making mistakes which I find very refreshing.
I hope Bruno gets a new deal whatever happens. Love watching him play. He is a flamboyant breath of fresh air compared to watching those mostly nervously rigid England players last night. He plays every game as if he is playing in the playground at school as opposed to those who play guarding against making mistakes which I find very refreshing. WestStander17
  • Score: 26

6:41am Thu 6 Mar 14

namgo49 says...

WestStander17 wrote:
I hope Bruno gets a new deal whatever happens. Love watching him play. He is a flamboyant breath of fresh air compared to watching those mostly nervously rigid England players last night. He plays every game as if he is playing in the playground at school as opposed to those who play guarding against making mistakes which I find very refreshing.
Good post. At the start of every game he has a tendency to do the bizarre and you suck in breath as to how costly it will be. Overall though he is a real asset especially when you have Buckley too playing down the right. Many a game the combination has seen the opposition completely bemused.
[quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: I hope Bruno gets a new deal whatever happens. Love watching him play. He is a flamboyant breath of fresh air compared to watching those mostly nervously rigid England players last night. He plays every game as if he is playing in the playground at school as opposed to those who play guarding against making mistakes which I find very refreshing.[/p][/quote]Good post. At the start of every game he has a tendency to do the bizarre and you suck in breath as to how costly it will be. Overall though he is a real asset especially when you have Buckley too playing down the right. Many a game the combination has seen the opposition completely bemused. namgo49
  • Score: 13

6:46am Thu 6 Mar 14

JeffLomer says...

Yes we are waiting to see what league we are in until we offer players like Bruno a new contract, if we were and I'm not saying we will go up through playoffs we would need a big clear out off players not just out off contract but those who are not good enough to step up a division, maybe four or five I would keep.
lets be honest with ourselves we've got some good players for this league but not if we managed to go up, thirty six goals so far in doesn't get you promoted.
Yes we are waiting to see what league we are in until we offer players like Bruno a new contract, if we were and I'm not saying we will go up through playoffs we would need a big clear out off players not just out off contract but those who are not good enough to step up a division, maybe four or five I would keep. lets be honest with ourselves we've got some good players for this league but not if we managed to go up, thirty six goals so far in doesn't get you promoted. JeffLomer
  • Score: 2

7:27am Thu 6 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Yes we are waiting to see what league we are in until we offer players like Bruno a new contract, if we were and I'm not saying we will go up through playoffs we would need a big clear out off players not just out off contract but those who are not good enough to step up a division, maybe four or five I would keep.
lets be honest with ourselves we've got some good players for this league but not if we managed to go up, thirty six goals so far in doesn't get you promoted.
Exactly, we need to be scoring at the rate of 2 a game. To many points dropped because we can't hit the target, and lots of busses across the Amex goals where we could play for a week and never look capable of breaking down a defence.
Only thing for players coming out of contract is they know if we get promoted they don't get a contract.. Not positive mind set .
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Yes we are waiting to see what league we are in until we offer players like Bruno a new contract, if we were and I'm not saying we will go up through playoffs we would need a big clear out off players not just out off contract but those who are not good enough to step up a division, maybe four or five I would keep. lets be honest with ourselves we've got some good players for this league but not if we managed to go up, thirty six goals so far in doesn't get you promoted.[/p][/quote]Exactly, we need to be scoring at the rate of 2 a game. To many points dropped because we can't hit the target, and lots of busses across the Amex goals where we could play for a week and never look capable of breaking down a defence. Only thing for players coming out of contract is they know if we get promoted they don't get a contract.. Not positive mind set . mark by the sea
  • Score: 3

8:22am Thu 6 Mar 14

elljam says...

There are not many full-backs that you would say are among the top 3 most technically gifted players in their team.
However when on song Bruno plays like a creative midfielder & is a pleasure to watch. He can receive the ball in any situation & plays some delightful passes. Sure, playing this way can put supporters hearts in their mouths & means he will inevitably make the odd mistake. He can also look like he is running in quicksand when trying to chase back after one of his marauding runs.
But overall how many full-backs have his quality when in possession of the ball & if somehow we did manage to get promoted he would not look out of place in the Premier league where higher technical levels are required.
There are not many full-backs that you would say are among the top 3 most technically gifted players in their team. However when on song Bruno plays like a creative midfielder & is a pleasure to watch. He can receive the ball in any situation & plays some delightful passes. Sure, playing this way can put supporters hearts in their mouths & means he will inevitably make the odd mistake. He can also look like he is running in quicksand when trying to chase back after one of his marauding runs. But overall how many full-backs have his quality when in possession of the ball & if somehow we did manage to get promoted he would not look out of place in the Premier league where higher technical levels are required. elljam
  • Score: 15

8:54am Thu 6 Mar 14

Alfie T says...

Bruno, back to his best form of late,very classy and talented,love to watch him and Spanish link up on the right flank. He's the sort of player I pay my money to watch, and he clearly loves the place,why not.
Bruno, back to his best form of late,very classy and talented,love to watch him and Spanish link up on the right flank. He's the sort of player I pay my money to watch, and he clearly loves the place,why not. Alfie T
  • Score: 13

8:55am Thu 6 Mar 14

wiseman of hove says...

WestStander17 wrote:
I hope Bruno gets a new deal whatever happens. Love watching him play. He is a flamboyant breath of fresh air compared to watching those mostly nervously rigid England players last night. He plays every game as if he is playing in the playground at school as opposed to those who play guarding against making mistakes which I find very refreshing.
Excellent post - how I agree with you about England. Can't sit through a whole match any more particularly with 'Line of Duty' on the other channel.
Bruno's displays recently will surely earn him a new contact, irrespective of which league we are in. He might well prosper n the Premiership - perhaps our former manager was right in that assessment. I admit to being sceptical at the time that Poyet voiced that view.
[quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: I hope Bruno gets a new deal whatever happens. Love watching him play. He is a flamboyant breath of fresh air compared to watching those mostly nervously rigid England players last night. He plays every game as if he is playing in the playground at school as opposed to those who play guarding against making mistakes which I find very refreshing.[/p][/quote]Excellent post - how I agree with you about England. Can't sit through a whole match any more particularly with 'Line of Duty' on the other channel. Bruno's displays recently will surely earn him a new contact, irrespective of which league we are in. He might well prosper n the Premiership - perhaps our former manager was right in that assessment. I admit to being sceptical at the time that Poyet voiced that view. wiseman of hove
  • Score: 6

9:12am Thu 6 Mar 14

pablobrowno says...

Would love to know what happened with Conway. He was a player who scores goals. We need ones like that!
Would love to know what happened with Conway. He was a player who scores goals. We need ones like that! pablobrowno
  • Score: -4

9:21am Thu 6 Mar 14

albionfan33 says...

pablobrowno wrote:
Would love to know what happened with Conway. He was a player who scores goals. We need ones like that!
he signed for blackburn and no point going on about what might of been
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: Would love to know what happened with Conway. He was a player who scores goals. We need ones like that![/p][/quote]he signed for blackburn and no point going on about what might of been albionfan33
  • Score: 4

10:37am Thu 6 Mar 14

dave from bexill says...

elljam wrote:
There are not many full-backs that you would say are among the top 3 most technically gifted players in their team.
However when on song Bruno plays like a creative midfielder & is a pleasure to watch. He can receive the ball in any situation & plays some delightful passes. Sure, playing this way can put supporters hearts in their mouths & means he will inevitably make the odd mistake. He can also look like he is running in quicksand when trying to chase back after one of his marauding runs.
But overall how many full-backs have his quality when in possession of the ball & if somehow we did manage to get promoted he would not look out of place in the Premier league where higher technical levels are required.
Absolutely agree. I know some prefer Calde, but for me there's no comparison. Besides, I think some prefer Calde because he's such a brilliant bloke, rather than for his qualities as a fullback.
[quote][p][bold]elljam[/bold] wrote: There are not many full-backs that you would say are among the top 3 most technically gifted players in their team. However when on song Bruno plays like a creative midfielder & is a pleasure to watch. He can receive the ball in any situation & plays some delightful passes. Sure, playing this way can put supporters hearts in their mouths & means he will inevitably make the odd mistake. He can also look like he is running in quicksand when trying to chase back after one of his marauding runs. But overall how many full-backs have his quality when in possession of the ball & if somehow we did manage to get promoted he would not look out of place in the Premier league where higher technical levels are required.[/p][/quote]Absolutely agree. I know some prefer Calde, but for me there's no comparison. Besides, I think some prefer Calde because he's such a brilliant bloke, rather than for his qualities as a fullback. dave from bexill
  • Score: 2

11:07am Thu 6 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Yes we are waiting to see what league we are in until we offer players like Bruno a new contract, if we were and I'm not saying we will go up through playoffs we would need a big clear out off players not just out off contract but those who are not good enough to step up a division, maybe four or five I would keep.
lets be honest with ourselves we've got some good players for this league but not if we managed to go up, thirty six goals so far in doesn't get you promoted.
Exactly, we need to be scoring at the rate of 2 a game. To many points dropped because we can't hit the target, and lots of busses across the Amex goals where we could play for a week and never look capable of breaking down a defence.
Only thing for players coming out of contract is they know if we get promoted they don't get a contract.. Not positive mind set .
In the same way that no other team in the division is scoring two per game? It doesn't matter how many we score so long as it is more than we concede. That's all that matters. Arsenal used to win titles by winning 1-0.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Yes we are waiting to see what league we are in until we offer players like Bruno a new contract, if we were and I'm not saying we will go up through playoffs we would need a big clear out off players not just out off contract but those who are not good enough to step up a division, maybe four or five I would keep. lets be honest with ourselves we've got some good players for this league but not if we managed to go up, thirty six goals so far in doesn't get you promoted.[/p][/quote]Exactly, we need to be scoring at the rate of 2 a game. To many points dropped because we can't hit the target, and lots of busses across the Amex goals where we could play for a week and never look capable of breaking down a defence. Only thing for players coming out of contract is they know if we get promoted they don't get a contract.. Not positive mind set .[/p][/quote]In the same way that no other team in the division is scoring two per game? It doesn't matter how many we score so long as it is more than we concede. That's all that matters. Arsenal used to win titles by winning 1-0. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 6

12:03pm Thu 6 Mar 14

JeffLomer says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Yes we are waiting to see what league we are in until we offer players like Bruno a new contract, if we were and I'm not saying we will go up through playoffs we would need a big clear out off players not just out off contract but those who are not good enough to step up a division, maybe four or five I would keep.
lets be honest with ourselves we've got some good players for this league but not if we managed to go up, thirty six goals so far in doesn't get you promoted.
Exactly, we need to be scoring at the rate of 2 a game. To many points dropped because we can't hit the target, and lots of busses across the Amex goals where we could play for a week and never look capable of breaking down a defence.
Only thing for players coming out of contract is they know if we get promoted they don't get a contract.. Not positive mind set .
In the same way that no other team in the division is scoring two per game? It doesn't matter how many we score so long as it is more than we concede. That's all that matters. Arsenal used to win titles by winning 1-0.
We won't find out unless we start scoring more goals, yer agreed Arsenal used to win titles winning like that, not in the last eight years cus they won jack, do you honestly think scoring one goal is going to win week in week out, always a chance to concede a goal in stoppage time and you get a point, we need to put teams out off sight by halftime, couldn't tell you last time we did that!!
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Yes we are waiting to see what league we are in until we offer players like Bruno a new contract, if we were and I'm not saying we will go up through playoffs we would need a big clear out off players not just out off contract but those who are not good enough to step up a division, maybe four or five I would keep. lets be honest with ourselves we've got some good players for this league but not if we managed to go up, thirty six goals so far in doesn't get you promoted.[/p][/quote]Exactly, we need to be scoring at the rate of 2 a game. To many points dropped because we can't hit the target, and lots of busses across the Amex goals where we could play for a week and never look capable of breaking down a defence. Only thing for players coming out of contract is they know if we get promoted they don't get a contract.. Not positive mind set .[/p][/quote]In the same way that no other team in the division is scoring two per game? It doesn't matter how many we score so long as it is more than we concede. That's all that matters. Arsenal used to win titles by winning 1-0.[/p][/quote]We won't find out unless we start scoring more goals, yer agreed Arsenal used to win titles winning like that, not in the last eight years cus they won jack, do you honestly think scoring one goal is going to win week in week out, always a chance to concede a goal in stoppage time and you get a point, we need to put teams out off sight by halftime, couldn't tell you last time we did that!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 0

12:09pm Thu 6 Mar 14

heathgate says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Going to be a interesting few months, of the players out of contract, Hoskins name comes back up, will he be kept ? The way I see it is OG won't change his shape of one up front, Next season I reckon Ulloa Cms Stephens ince crofts Buckley. And the rest are all guesses, , ! I would like upson and TK to be in that 11..
I think its too late in his career to change CMS into a wide player, as you seem to suggest from your line up,.... he is a central striker, always has been,..... if you want him to be productive, play him as the support striker feeding off Ulloa and the midfield,..... if not, sell him ( which I dont want).

PS: I think however, that Ulloa will be snapped up by someone in the Summer.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Going to be a interesting few months, of the players out of contract, Hoskins name comes back up, will he be kept ? The way I see it is OG won't change his shape of one up front, Next season I reckon Ulloa Cms Stephens ince crofts Buckley. And the rest are all guesses, , ! I would like upson and TK to be in that 11..[/p][/quote]I think its too late in his career to change CMS into a wide player, as you seem to suggest from your line up,.... he is a central striker, always has been,..... if you want him to be productive, play him as the support striker feeding off Ulloa and the midfield,..... if not, sell him ( which I dont want). PS: I think however, that Ulloa will be snapped up by someone in the Summer. heathgate
  • Score: 0

12:46pm Thu 6 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

heathgate wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Going to be a interesting few months, of the players out of contract, Hoskins name comes back up, will he be kept ? The way I see it is OG won't change his shape of one up front, Next season I reckon Ulloa Cms Stephens ince crofts Buckley. And the rest are all guesses, , ! I would like upson and TK to be in that 11..
I think its too late in his career to change CMS into a wide player, as you seem to suggest from your line up,.... he is a central striker, always has been,..... if you want him to be productive, play him as the support striker feeding off Ulloa and the midfield,..... if not, sell him ( which I dont want).

PS: I think however, that Ulloa will be snapped up by someone in the Summer.
As of today Brighton have three strikers under contract, Ulloa, CMS and Hoskins, that's how it will be come the end of the season, and if all three stay without additions one up front for next year is a done deal.

Will Ulloa be, 'snapped up,' by someone in the summer, well that will depend on just how crazy the offer is because we won't be looking to sell him, bargains get, 'snapped up,' Ulloa won't be a bargain.

If promotion were to come our way this year we all know that big changes would have to take place regarding the squad, the most interesting question for me is, what happens to the squad if we don't get promoted?
[quote][p][bold]heathgate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Going to be a interesting few months, of the players out of contract, Hoskins name comes back up, will he be kept ? The way I see it is OG won't change his shape of one up front, Next season I reckon Ulloa Cms Stephens ince crofts Buckley. And the rest are all guesses, , ! I would like upson and TK to be in that 11..[/p][/quote]I think its too late in his career to change CMS into a wide player, as you seem to suggest from your line up,.... he is a central striker, always has been,..... if you want him to be productive, play him as the support striker feeding off Ulloa and the midfield,..... if not, sell him ( which I dont want). PS: I think however, that Ulloa will be snapped up by someone in the Summer.[/p][/quote]As of today Brighton have three strikers under contract, Ulloa, CMS and Hoskins, that's how it will be come the end of the season, and if all three stay without additions one up front for next year is a done deal. Will Ulloa be, 'snapped up,' by someone in the summer, well that will depend on just how crazy the offer is because we won't be looking to sell him, bargains get, 'snapped up,' Ulloa won't be a bargain. If promotion were to come our way this year we all know that big changes would have to take place regarding the squad, the most interesting question for me is, what happens to the squad if we don't get promoted? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

12:49pm Thu 6 Mar 14

gordongull says...

This is more about FFP than our divisional status next season.
Paul Barber has stated recently that he expects player wages to fall in the summer, and I believe the reductions in earnings will be significant.
The only massive cheque in the summer will be a reality check, but players and their agents are not ready to take the hit just yet, which is why all contract negotiations are 'ongoing'.
This is more about FFP than our divisional status next season. Paul Barber has stated recently that he expects player wages to fall in the summer, and I believe the reductions in earnings will be significant. The only massive cheque in the summer will be a reality check, but players and their agents are not ready to take the hit just yet, which is why all contract negotiations are 'ongoing'. gordongull
  • Score: 3

12:54pm Thu 6 Mar 14

gordongull says...

I'm not following you around, Vegas.
I didn't see your comment until I posted mine :-)
I'm not following you around, Vegas. I didn't see your comment until I posted mine :-) gordongull
  • Score: 2

1:00pm Thu 6 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

gordongull wrote:
This is more about FFP than our divisional status next season.
Paul Barber has stated recently that he expects player wages to fall in the summer, and I believe the reductions in earnings will be significant.
The only massive cheque in the summer will be a reality check, but players and their agents are not ready to take the hit just yet, which is why all contract negotiations are 'ongoing'.
I think that you are right Gordon, losses will be an issue to address next year and the club will act to reduce them. My guess is that those that are approaching the end of their contracts, and are still wanted by the club, will see a reduced offer on the table. The player will have to choose what he wants to do but saying no might not be wise as nearly all clubs will be looking to cut costs next year.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: This is more about FFP than our divisional status next season. Paul Barber has stated recently that he expects player wages to fall in the summer, and I believe the reductions in earnings will be significant. The only massive cheque in the summer will be a reality check, but players and their agents are not ready to take the hit just yet, which is why all contract negotiations are 'ongoing'.[/p][/quote]I think that you are right Gordon, losses will be an issue to address next year and the club will act to reduce them. My guess is that those that are approaching the end of their contracts, and are still wanted by the club, will see a reduced offer on the table. The player will have to choose what he wants to do but saying no might not be wise as nearly all clubs will be looking to cut costs next year. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

1:41pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Carlas mum says...

So Mr Barber thinks that players not knowing whether they have a job to come back to next season will help them to concentrate on the run-in, yeah right.
So Mr Barber thinks that players not knowing whether they have a job to come back to next season will help them to concentrate on the run-in, yeah right. Carlas mum
  • Score: -1

2:13pm Thu 6 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

Carlas mum wrote:
So Mr Barber thinks that players not knowing whether they have a job to come back to next season will help them to concentrate on the run-in, yeah right.
Two ways to look at this issue. The players that won't know their future until later also don't know if we will get to, or thru, the playoffs and that is a huge factor in their futures.
Due to their inconsistent performances, one or two players might see the last two months as a chance to show that they can put in good performances on a regular basis, Rodriguez has to if he wants a contract.
If some were offered a new deal now, but others were not, would that not possibly hurt the dressing room morale, I am thinking of the outfield players. I don't think it would be wise to create a, 'them and us,' feeling within the squad, some knowing that they have a shirt for next year and others in limbo.
We are not the only club taking this position regarding contracts for next year. Spanish Dave, by his own admission, has not hit his best form but is now starting to step up, if he turns it on for the remaining matches that could make the difference, but if a decision was made right now, I doubt he would get a deal. I think it possible that some players that are already covered for the coming season might be released, I don't see the issue being just about those that will be out of contract.
[quote][p][bold]Carlas mum[/bold] wrote: So Mr Barber thinks that players not knowing whether they have a job to come back to next season will help them to concentrate on the run-in, yeah right.[/p][/quote]Two ways to look at this issue. The players that won't know their future until later also don't know if we will get to, or thru, the playoffs and that is a huge factor in their futures. Due to their inconsistent performances, one or two players might see the last two months as a chance to show that they can put in good performances on a regular basis, Rodriguez has to if he wants a contract. If some were offered a new deal now, but others were not, would that not possibly hurt the dressing room morale, I am thinking of the outfield players. I don't think it would be wise to create a, 'them and us,' feeling within the squad, some knowing that they have a shirt for next year and others in limbo. We are not the only club taking this position regarding contracts for next year. Spanish Dave, by his own admission, has not hit his best form but is now starting to step up, if he turns it on for the remaining matches that could make the difference, but if a decision was made right now, I doubt he would get a deal. I think it possible that some players that are already covered for the coming season might be released, I don't see the issue being just about those that will be out of contract. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 4

3:59pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Carlas mum says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Carlas mum wrote:
So Mr Barber thinks that players not knowing whether they have a job to come back to next season will help them to concentrate on the run-in, yeah right.
Two ways to look at this issue. The players that won't know their future until later also don't know if we will get to, or thru, the playoffs and that is a huge factor in their futures.
Due to their inconsistent performances, one or two players might see the last two months as a chance to show that they can put in good performances on a regular basis, Rodriguez has to if he wants a contract.
If some were offered a new deal now, but others were not, would that not possibly hurt the dressing room morale, I am thinking of the outfield players. I don't think it would be wise to create a, 'them and us,' feeling within the squad, some knowing that they have a shirt for next year and others in limbo.
We are not the only club taking this position regarding contracts for next year. Spanish Dave, by his own admission, has not hit his best form but is now starting to step up, if he turns it on for the remaining matches that could make the difference, but if a decision was made right now, I doubt he would get a deal. I think it possible that some players that are already covered for the coming season might be released, I don't see the issue being just about those that will be out of contract.
I still think that if a player is offered a contract at another club there is a chance they will take it. If you thought you could lose your job, and you were offered work with another firm, what would you do? Players haven't got loyalty to a club, to them it is a job, it is only fans that are loyal to one club.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carlas mum[/bold] wrote: So Mr Barber thinks that players not knowing whether they have a job to come back to next season will help them to concentrate on the run-in, yeah right.[/p][/quote]Two ways to look at this issue. The players that won't know their future until later also don't know if we will get to, or thru, the playoffs and that is a huge factor in their futures. Due to their inconsistent performances, one or two players might see the last two months as a chance to show that they can put in good performances on a regular basis, Rodriguez has to if he wants a contract. If some were offered a new deal now, but others were not, would that not possibly hurt the dressing room morale, I am thinking of the outfield players. I don't think it would be wise to create a, 'them and us,' feeling within the squad, some knowing that they have a shirt for next year and others in limbo. We are not the only club taking this position regarding contracts for next year. Spanish Dave, by his own admission, has not hit his best form but is now starting to step up, if he turns it on for the remaining matches that could make the difference, but if a decision was made right now, I doubt he would get a deal. I think it possible that some players that are already covered for the coming season might be released, I don't see the issue being just about those that will be out of contract.[/p][/quote]I still think that if a player is offered a contract at another club there is a chance they will take it. If you thought you could lose your job, and you were offered work with another firm, what would you do? Players haven't got loyalty to a club, to them it is a job, it is only fans that are loyal to one club. Carlas mum
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6:12pm Thu 6 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

heathgate wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Going to be a interesting few months, of the players out of contract, Hoskins name comes back up, will he be kept ? The way I see it is OG won't change his shape of one up front, Next season I reckon Ulloa Cms Stephens ince crofts Buckley. And the rest are all guesses, , ! I would like upson and TK to be in that 11..
I think its too late in his career to change CMS into a wide player, as you seem to suggest from your line up,.... he is a central striker, always has been,..... if you want him to be productive, play him as the support striker feeding off Ulloa and the midfield,..... if not, sell him ( which I dont want).

PS: I think however, that Ulloa will be snapped up by someone in the Summer.
Yes I actually agree , I don't think it's his position, but OG seems certain to stay with one up front, I suppose we need to consider if we need another back up striker in the mould of ulloa of he was injured, rather than cms and Hoskins who want to run with the ball.. My point was cms is on big money, and will we stick him on the bench week in week out?
[quote][p][bold]heathgate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Going to be a interesting few months, of the players out of contract, Hoskins name comes back up, will he be kept ? The way I see it is OG won't change his shape of one up front, Next season I reckon Ulloa Cms Stephens ince crofts Buckley. And the rest are all guesses, , ! I would like upson and TK to be in that 11..[/p][/quote]I think its too late in his career to change CMS into a wide player, as you seem to suggest from your line up,.... he is a central striker, always has been,..... if you want him to be productive, play him as the support striker feeding off Ulloa and the midfield,..... if not, sell him ( which I dont want). PS: I think however, that Ulloa will be snapped up by someone in the Summer.[/p][/quote]Yes I actually agree , I don't think it's his position, but OG seems certain to stay with one up front, I suppose we need to consider if we need another back up striker in the mould of ulloa of he was injured, rather than cms and Hoskins who want to run with the ball.. My point was cms is on big money, and will we stick him on the bench week in week out? mark by the sea
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