Albion so pleased they kept two-goal hero Buckley

Will Buckley scores his second against Bolton

Will Buckley scores his second against Bolton

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

ALBION assistant Nathan Jones has praised club bosses for hanging onto two-goal hero Will Buckley.

The Seagulls rejected an undisclosed bid from Gus Poyet’s Sunderland for the right-winger during the January transfer window.

Arch-rivals Crystal Palace were also strongly linked with Buckley, who celebrated his 100th appearance for the club with both goals in the 2-0 win at Bolton.

Jones told The Argus: “He’s a fantastic player. That’s why he was courted in the window and that’s why we’ve fought to keep hold of him because he’s difficult to replace or to lose.

“The club were fantastically strong. We know he was courted but we couldn’t let him go in that window and the club were outstanding really, backed us on that.

“Hopefully now it will pay dividends. Sometimes your hand is forced but the club were strong. They backed us and we’re very pleased about that.”

Buckley, plagued by hamstring problems, struck in each half at the Reebok on his first away start in the Championship this year.

Jones said: “When he is in form and fit and raring to go he is an outstanding player. He was part and parcel of a good performance. He added two fantastic bits of quality but he also put in a real shift.”

A fifth win out of seven in the Championship for eighth-placed Albion has moved them to within a point of the play-offs. Closest pursuers Ipswich, who visit the Amex on Saturday, are five points adrift and have played a game more.

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6:55am Mon 17 Mar 14

Eddy B says...

Yes, definately one of our premiership qua'ity players. Just a shame he is so often injured. I was reading at the weekend that Wenger is conducting an enquiry into the number of injuries at Arsenal - do Brighton need to do the same? Training methods? Pitches? Boots?

With a fit Buckers and a returning Orlandi we are looking in a good position for a play off place. In fact it's mathematically in our hands now with our game in hand over Reading and Forest but let's hope those two continue to falter to give us some cushion.
Yes, definately one of our premiership qua'ity players. Just a shame he is so often injured. I was reading at the weekend that Wenger is conducting an enquiry into the number of injuries at Arsenal - do Brighton need to do the same? Training methods? Pitches? Boots? With a fit Buckers and a returning Orlandi we are looking in a good position for a play off place. In fact it's mathematically in our hands now with our game in hand over Reading and Forest but let's hope those two continue to falter to give us some cushion. Eddy B
  • Score: 18

7:35am Mon 17 Mar 14

Your looking good dutch says...

I would probably think his injuries are due to 1. Inconsistent training surfaces , which at the new facilities will be better for him. 2. The soft surfaces during the wetter part of season. 3. He's an dynamic, explosive player, sprinter. These kind of players are always prone to hamstring issues.
Hopefully he will now be injury free and lead us with the others to a play off place. I would be more than happy with that. I see QPR, DERBY, WIGAN, and obviously us in the 4 places.
I would probably think his injuries are due to 1. Inconsistent training surfaces , which at the new facilities will be better for him. 2. The soft surfaces during the wetter part of season. 3. He's an dynamic, explosive player, sprinter. These kind of players are always prone to hamstring issues. Hopefully he will now be injury free and lead us with the others to a play off place. I would be more than happy with that. I see QPR, DERBY, WIGAN, and obviously us in the 4 places. Your looking good dutch
  • Score: 4

8:22am Mon 17 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

I hope Buckley is trying to get clubs after him, in that he will perform...
The words " kept him in that window" I wonder if selling him in summer if we don't go up is on the cards?
I hope Buckley is trying to get clubs after him, in that he will perform... The words " kept him in that window" I wonder if selling him in summer if we don't go up is on the cards? mark by the sea
  • Score: -9

9:56am Mon 17 Mar 14

brightonup says...

mark by the sea wrote:
I hope Buckley is trying to get clubs after him, in that he will perform...
The words " kept him in that window" I wonder if selling him in summer if we don't go up is on the cards?
Maytbe
But you are unrelentlingly pessimistic and can see the down side of everything. I don't know about anyone else but it really gets me down. Please stop.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: I hope Buckley is trying to get clubs after him, in that he will perform... The words " kept him in that window" I wonder if selling him in summer if we don't go up is on the cards?[/p][/quote]Maytbe But you are unrelentlingly pessimistic and can see the down side of everything. I don't know about anyone else but it really gets me down. Please stop. brightonup
  • Score: 19

11:10am Mon 17 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

brightonup wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
I hope Buckley is trying to get clubs after him, in that he will perform...
The words " kept him in that window" I wonder if selling him in summer if we don't go up is on the cards?
Maytbe
But you are unrelentlingly pessimistic and can see the down side of everything. I don't know about anyone else but it really gets me down. Please stop.
It might rain today so best take a brolly, it might snow so perhaps a shovel too, oh dear there might be lightning, the shovel is metal, but what if we get floods, best buy a boat, now what other things do I need to worry about, oh dear I can't remember, best see the doctor, but they are always busy, perhaps go to the emergency room at the hospital, people are sick at the hospital I might catch something, wow I am really enjoying today.
[quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: I hope Buckley is trying to get clubs after him, in that he will perform... The words " kept him in that window" I wonder if selling him in summer if we don't go up is on the cards?[/p][/quote]Maytbe But you are unrelentlingly pessimistic and can see the down side of everything. I don't know about anyone else but it really gets me down. Please stop.[/p][/quote]It might rain today so best take a brolly, it might snow so perhaps a shovel too, oh dear there might be lightning, the shovel is metal, but what if we get floods, best buy a boat, now what other things do I need to worry about, oh dear I can't remember, best see the doctor, but they are always busy, perhaps go to the emergency room at the hospital, people are sick at the hospital I might catch something, wow I am really enjoying today. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 5

11:52am Mon 17 Mar 14

footsolider says...

mark by the sea wrote:
I hope Buckley is trying to get clubs after him, in that he will perform...
The words " kept him in that window" I wonder if selling him in summer if we don't go up is on the cards?
He'll be gone and so will Ulloa. Probably get peanuts for them and then spend another 18 months looking for a replacement for Ulloa then we'll be back to square one.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: I hope Buckley is trying to get clubs after him, in that he will perform... The words " kept him in that window" I wonder if selling him in summer if we don't go up is on the cards?[/p][/quote]He'll be gone and so will Ulloa. Probably get peanuts for them and then spend another 18 months looking for a replacement for Ulloa then we'll be back to square one. footsolider
  • Score: -12

12:42pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Baldseagull says...

footsolider wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
I hope Buckley is trying to get clubs after him, in that he will perform...
The words " kept him in that window" I wonder if selling him in summer if we don't go up is on the cards?
He'll be gone and so will Ulloa. Probably get peanuts for them and then spend another 18 months looking for a replacement for Ulloa then we'll be back to square one.
Oh noooooo!
We're all doooomed!
[quote][p][bold]footsolider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: I hope Buckley is trying to get clubs after him, in that he will perform... The words " kept him in that window" I wonder if selling him in summer if we don't go up is on the cards?[/p][/quote]He'll be gone and so will Ulloa. Probably get peanuts for them and then spend another 18 months looking for a replacement for Ulloa then we'll be back to square one.[/p][/quote]Oh noooooo! We're all doooomed! Baldseagull
  • Score: 6

12:48pm Mon 17 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

Selling a quality player can hurt a club, but that hurt comes about because the now sold quality player is just too difficult to replace. The clubs that get hurt the most are those that have to sell quality in order to help them stay solvent, Brighton are not in that position. We sold Bridcutt but we had Ince, if we were to sell Buckley we have March, sell Ulloa, yeah a hard player to replace but isn't every striker who is scoring hard to replace at any club. The good thing for us is, if we did sell Ulloa, we have the resources to buy a replacement, a lot of our competitors don't.

The whole idea of producing players from the DS is so that we get new blood almost for free, and those players coming thru allow us to sell when the time and price is right. The most important thing for Brighton is not, do we sell, it's do we have the scouting system to find new young players and also players like Ulloa, a guy who was in the second tier of Spanish football. Ulloa is not a one off, there are others out there, finding them is the hard part so we must make sure that we have the right people doing the looking. We could build a dozen new facilities but if the scouts don't match the quality of the facilites then they count for nothing. The club tries to bring in new players to improve the quality of the squad, we should also be looking to bring in new scouts in the same way.
Selling a quality player can hurt a club, but that hurt comes about because the now sold quality player is just too difficult to replace. The clubs that get hurt the most are those that have to sell quality in order to help them stay solvent, Brighton are not in that position. We sold Bridcutt but we had Ince, if we were to sell Buckley we have March, sell Ulloa, yeah a hard player to replace but isn't every striker who is scoring hard to replace at any club. The good thing for us is, if we did sell Ulloa, we have the resources to buy a replacement, a lot of our competitors don't. The whole idea of producing players from the DS is so that we get new blood almost for free, and those players coming thru allow us to sell when the time and price is right. The most important thing for Brighton is not, do we sell, it's do we have the scouting system to find new young players and also players like Ulloa, a guy who was in the second tier of Spanish football. Ulloa is not a one off, there are others out there, finding them is the hard part so we must make sure that we have the right people doing the looking. We could build a dozen new facilities but if the scouts don't match the quality of the facilites then they count for nothing. The club tries to bring in new players to improve the quality of the squad, we should also be looking to bring in new scouts in the same way. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 4

12:50pm Mon 17 Mar 14

klemaniac says...

I see our resident troll is now footsolider, or should that be Head Solider
I see our resident troll is now footsolider, or should that be Head Solider klemaniac
  • Score: 2

3:55pm Mon 17 Mar 14

brightonup says...

klemaniac wrote:
I see our resident troll is now footsolider, or should that be Head Solider
He's being ironic....
[quote][p][bold]klemaniac[/bold] wrote: I see our resident troll is now footsolider, or should that be Head Solider[/p][/quote]He's being ironic.... brightonup
  • Score: 1

6:47pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Hovite says...

klemaniac wrote:
I see our resident troll is now footsolider, or should that be Head Solider
No, Head and Shoulders anti dandruff sham poo
[quote][p][bold]klemaniac[/bold] wrote: I see our resident troll is now footsolider, or should that be Head Solider[/p][/quote]No, Head and Shoulders anti dandruff sham poo Hovite
  • Score: 1

9:05pm Mon 17 Mar 14

OldGull says...

Hovite wrote:
klemaniac wrote:
I see our resident troll is now footsolider, or should that be Head Solider
No, Head and Shoulders anti dandruff sham poo
No if it is one of our regular trolls it's Real Poo
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]klemaniac[/bold] wrote: I see our resident troll is now footsolider, or should that be Head Solider[/p][/quote]No, Head and Shoulders anti dandruff sham poo[/p][/quote]No if it is one of our regular trolls it's Real Poo OldGull
  • Score: 1

11:41pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Vince says...

Hovite wrote:
klemaniac wrote: I see our resident troll is now footsolider, or should that be Head Solider
No, Head and Shoulders anti dandruff sham poo
His head is obviously solider than granite. Very dense in fact! LOL
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]klemaniac[/bold] wrote: I see our resident troll is now footsolider, or should that be Head Solider[/p][/quote]No, Head and Shoulders anti dandruff sham poo[/p][/quote]His head is obviously solider than granite. Very dense in fact! LOL Vince
  • Score: 1

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