Why a return to Premier League would be so special for Upson

Matt Upson

Matt Upson

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Matt Upson wants to complete “probably the biggest achievement of my career” by returning to the Premier League.

The inspirational centre-back aims to help Albion take another step towards the play-offs by beating Barnsley at Oakwell tomorrow.

Upson dropped down from the top flight when he signed from Stoke, initially on loan midway through the season.

But he is determined to get back there.

Upson is eyeing an eventual switch to coaching after hanging up his boots.

But he said: “I want to play as long as possible. I think there is evidence this season that I have the capabilities to do that.

“After that who knows what happens?

“On a personal note, to play football in the Premier League again before I retire would probably be the biggest achievement of my career given the past few years and how my career has gone.

“For me that is a massive incentive and a massive goal I’m hungry to achieve.”

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12:20pm Fri 4 Apr 14

gilbertthecat says...

Bloody marvellous. Simple desire and ambition and seems he wants to do it with BHA. For me he's shown more than enough for a place in the squad/team if we did go up. Best we've got in the back line by long way and can head a goal on occasion as well.
Bloody marvellous. Simple desire and ambition and seems he wants to do it with BHA. For me he's shown more than enough for a place in the squad/team if we did go up. Best we've got in the back line by long way and can head a goal on occasion as well. gilbertthecat
  • Score: 15

1:44pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Aldrington Halt says...

A real merit to our team and an example for those prem stars approaching their zenith, come off of the bench and get some with Seagulls!! UTA
A real merit to our team and an example for those prem stars approaching their zenith, come off of the bench and get some with Seagulls!! UTA Aldrington Halt
  • Score: 4

2:07pm Fri 4 Apr 14

tug509 says...

I love that Chumbawamba attitude ,get knocked down and get up again ,it`s what will ultimately take The Albion to the top flight ,and Matty too . UTA
I love that Chumbawamba attitude ,get knocked down and get up again ,it`s what will ultimately take The Albion to the top flight ,and Matty too . UTA tug509
  • Score: 4

2:25pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Neville says...

Here is one player we should definitely sign again.For me best player this season.Like Calderon would be a good addition to the coaching staff.
Here is one player we should definitely sign again.For me best player this season.Like Calderon would be a good addition to the coaching staff. Neville
  • Score: 5

4:53pm Fri 4 Apr 14

The Bosch says...

Ha how about we give them all a job for life lol haha.They all love the club so much.Wake up you silly people.
Ha how about we give them all a job for life lol haha.They all love the club so much.Wake up you silly people. The Bosch
  • Score: -14

6:59pm Fri 4 Apr 14

OldGull says...

The Bosch wrote:
Ha how about we give them all a job for life lol haha.They all love the club so much.Wake up you silly people.
you still here?
[quote][p][bold]The Bosch[/bold] wrote: Ha how about we give them all a job for life lol haha.They all love the club so much.Wake up you silly people.[/p][/quote]you still here? OldGull
  • Score: 7

7:20pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

The Bosch wrote:
Ha how about we give them all a job for life lol haha.They all love the club so much.Wake up you silly people.
Actually, giving them a job for life is a great idea. Upson, Calde and many of the other players are lifetime Albion supporters now and will be great ambassadors for the club they love with all their heart.

I can just see these guys mingling in the 1901 Club lounges, bringing their anecdotes to both fans and corporate sponsors alike.
[quote][p][bold]The Bosch[/bold] wrote: Ha how about we give them all a job for life lol haha.They all love the club so much.Wake up you silly people.[/p][/quote]Actually, giving them a job for life is a great idea. Upson, Calde and many of the other players are lifetime Albion supporters now and will be great ambassadors for the club they love with all their heart. I can just see these guys mingling in the 1901 Club lounges, bringing their anecdotes to both fans and corporate sponsors alike. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 6

9:41am Sat 5 Apr 14

Pgj1966 says...

The others should take a leaf out of M Upsons book and show the same desire and fight and maybe we would get somewhere, make him captain
The others should take a leaf out of M Upsons book and show the same desire and fight and maybe we would get somewhere, make him captain Pgj1966
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