Former Albion ace Vicente quits - and could move into coaching

Vicente in his final game

Vicente in his final game

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Former Albion star Vicente is planning a move into coaching.

The Spanish playmaker has confirmed he has quit playing after failing to secure a suitable offer for the current season.

He is taking a coaching badge back in Valencia and watching his local club, who he helped win the Spanish League and UEFA Cup at the height of his powers.

Vicente parted company with the Seagulls last May after two memorable – but injury-hampered - seasons in England.

He has spent this winter enjoying life with his family in Valencia and following his old club’s progress, notably in the Europa League in which they face Sevilla in the semi-finals tonight.

Vicente said: “I’m doing level one of my coaching certificate but I’ll take it bit by bit. We’ll see if I end up coaching youngsters or if I concentrate on scouting players.

“I watch a lot of football. I’ve been to Mestalla (Valencia’s home stadium) a few times. I’ve got season tickets for the stand and I go there as a fan.

“I got them so I can go one day with my son.”

Vicente's decision to quit means his final game of an illustrious career was at home to Wolves at the end of last season.

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5:45am Thu 17 Apr 14

JeffLomer says...

What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!!
Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!!
Up the Albion!!!!
What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!! Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!! Up the Albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 37

7:20am Thu 17 Apr 14

Alfie T says...

Probably the best I've ever seen in a Brighton shirt.
Probably the best I've ever seen in a Brighton shirt. Alfie T
  • Score: 43

7:20am Thu 17 Apr 14

mark by the sea says...

JeffLomer wrote:
What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!!
Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!!
Up the Albion!!!!
If he was injury free he would never have come here!
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!! Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]If he was injury free he would never have come here! mark by the sea
  • Score: -23

7:24am Thu 17 Apr 14

Alfie T says...

mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!!
Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!!
Up the Albion!!!!
If he was injury free he would never have come here!
What a little ray of sunshine you are :-)
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!! Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]If he was injury free he would never have come here![/p][/quote]What a little ray of sunshine you are :-) Alfie T
  • Score: 28

8:25am Thu 17 Apr 14

Alan G Skinner says...

Without question the finest player ever to pull on the jersey. If Valencia don't take him on as a coach when qualified, perhaps he could be offered a role here.
Without question the finest player ever to pull on the jersey. If Valencia don't take him on as a coach when qualified, perhaps he could be offered a role here. Alan G Skinner
  • Score: 13

9:15am Thu 17 Apr 14

Gazza by the sea says...

I feel honoured to have seen his silky skills in an Albion shirt at the Amex.....
I feel honoured to have seen his silky skills in an Albion shirt at the Amex..... Gazza by the sea
  • Score: 17

10:22am Thu 17 Apr 14

Captain Haddock says...

JeffLomer wrote:
What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!!
Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!!
Up the Albion!!!!
Hear! Hear!

A truly magnificent player who I was privileged to see play for our club, albeit sporadically, over the final two years of his playing career. Such a shame he couldn't have kept free of injury a bit more.

It's also worth noting that he claimed to be fit a lot earlier in his second season but fell out with Gus. I know where my sympathies lie on that one now!

Shame he couldn't have stayed with us for one final and more injury-free season to finish off in style and have been able to progress onto coaching with our new Academy. Perhaps we will see him back one-day. Either way I wish him and his family the very best for the future.

Ole! Ole! Ole! Ole! Vicente! Vicente!
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!! Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]Hear! Hear! A truly magnificent player who I was privileged to see play for our club, albeit sporadically, over the final two years of his playing career. Such a shame he couldn't have kept free of injury a bit more. It's also worth noting that he claimed to be fit a lot earlier in his second season but fell out with Gus. I know where my sympathies lie on that one now! Shame he couldn't have stayed with us for one final and more injury-free season to finish off in style and have been able to progress onto coaching with our new Academy. Perhaps we will see him back one-day. Either way I wish him and his family the very best for the future. Ole! Ole! Ole! Ole! Vicente! Vicente! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 13

11:10am Thu 17 Apr 14

Claude Back says...

Alan G Skinner wrote:
Without question the finest player ever to pull on the jersey. If Valencia don't take him on as a coach when qualified, perhaps he could be offered a role here.
From the discussions that went on last year, there is definitely a question about that. I don't t think the majority of Albion fans of many, many years would agree with you, Alan. There are three players I can recall watching who were just as good technically at passing and dribbling and better at scoring. Too much hyperbole about Vicente who was certainly good but very much a case of the Emperor's New Clothes with recent Albion fans. He had sporadic flashes of skill but didn't do anything to justify the reverence and worship he gets on here from some posters, unless they haven't watched much Football over the years.
[quote][p][bold]Alan G Skinner[/bold] wrote: Without question the finest player ever to pull on the jersey. If Valencia don't take him on as a coach when qualified, perhaps he could be offered a role here.[/p][/quote]From the discussions that went on last year, there is definitely a question about that. I don't t think the majority of Albion fans of many, many years would agree with you, Alan. There are three players I can recall watching who were just as good technically at passing and dribbling and better at scoring. Too much hyperbole about Vicente who was certainly good but very much a case of the Emperor's New Clothes with recent Albion fans. He had sporadic flashes of skill but didn't do anything to justify the reverence and worship he gets on here from some posters, unless they haven't watched much Football over the years. Claude Back
  • Score: -7

11:24am Thu 17 Apr 14

Claude Back says...

mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!!
Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!!
Up the Albion!!!!
If he was injury free he would never have come here!
Cannot understand the 'Thumbs Down' from some, Mark.
What you said is a fact even if some don't want to believe it. Quite a few people know what the position was with Vicente.
Hope none of those 'Thumbs Downers' get on a jury. The Defendant would have no chance if they cannot evaluate fact from fiction!
You often make good football comments but get lots of negative responses. Why? Have you upset many by telling the truth?
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!! Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]If he was injury free he would never have come here![/p][/quote]Cannot understand the 'Thumbs Down' from some, Mark. What you said is a fact even if some don't want to believe it. Quite a few people know what the position was with Vicente. Hope none of those 'Thumbs Downers' get on a jury. The Defendant would have no chance if they cannot evaluate fact from fiction! You often make good football comments but get lots of negative responses. Why? Have you upset many by telling the truth? Claude Back
  • Score: -10

12:29pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

Claude Back wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote: What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!! Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!! Up the Albion!!!!
If he was injury free he would never have come here!
Cannot understand the 'Thumbs Down' from some, Mark. What you said is a fact even if some don't want to believe it. Quite a few people know what the position was with Vicente. Hope none of those 'Thumbs Downers' get on a jury. The Defendant would have no chance if they cannot evaluate fact from fiction! You often make good football comments but get lots of negative responses. Why? Have you upset many by telling the truth?
I too agree with Mark's comment. Vicente would never have played for the Albion if he'd been fitter (albeit the level/nature of his injuries was often in question well before he did join). He was a gifted player when he could get his head right, but you have to ask why no club would touch him this season. I can't see him having the dedication and mental strength to be successful as a coach, but hope he does okay. I can't see any prospect of him coming back to Blighty.
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!! Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]If he was injury free he would never have come here![/p][/quote]Cannot understand the 'Thumbs Down' from some, Mark. What you said is a fact even if some don't want to believe it. Quite a few people know what the position was with Vicente. Hope none of those 'Thumbs Downers' get on a jury. The Defendant would have no chance if they cannot evaluate fact from fiction! You often make good football comments but get lots of negative responses. Why? Have you upset many by telling the truth?[/p][/quote]I too agree with Mark's comment. Vicente would never have played for the Albion if he'd been fitter (albeit the level/nature of his injuries was often in question well before he did join). He was a gifted player when he could get his head right, but you have to ask why no club would touch him this season. I can't see him having the dedication and mental strength to be successful as a coach, but hope he does okay. I can't see any prospect of him coming back to Blighty. Willie, Willie Irvine
  • Score: 5

12:51pm Thu 17 Apr 14

cybergu11y says...

Alfie T wrote:
Probably the best I've ever seen in a Brighton shirt.
Peter Ward!!!
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: Probably the best I've ever seen in a Brighton shirt.[/p][/quote]Peter Ward!!! cybergu11y
  • Score: 3

12:53pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Neville says...

It's a real pity he fell out with GP and did not play in the Palace play offs,think he would have made a difference at the Amex 2nd leg.
It's a real pity he fell out with GP and did not play in the Palace play offs,think he would have made a difference at the Amex 2nd leg. Neville
  • Score: 15

12:55pm Thu 17 Apr 14

cybergu11y says...

cybergu11y wrote:
Alfie T wrote:
Probably the best I've ever seen in a Brighton shirt.
Peter Ward!!!
Jimmy Case!!!
[quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: Probably the best I've ever seen in a Brighton shirt.[/p][/quote]Peter Ward!!![/p][/quote]Jimmy Case!!! cybergu11y
  • Score: -6

12:55pm Thu 17 Apr 14

cybergu11y says...

cybergu11y wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
Alfie T wrote:
Probably the best I've ever seen in a Brighton shirt.
Peter Ward!!!
Jimmy Case!!!
Ian Mellor
[quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: Probably the best I've ever seen in a Brighton shirt.[/p][/quote]Peter Ward!!![/p][/quote]Jimmy Case!!![/p][/quote]Ian Mellor cybergu11y
  • Score: -5

1:00pm Thu 17 Apr 14

cybergu11y says...

cybergu11y wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
Alfie T wrote:
Probably the best I've ever seen in a Brighton shirt.
Peter Ward!!!
Jimmy Case!!!
Ian Mellor
Stevie Penney, Mark Lawrenceson, ok and one for a laugh Hans Kray! Who remembers Jumping up and down at every corner or free kick? He got the North Stand buzzing!!!
We've had heaps of talented players over the years and dare I say it, more consistent.
[quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: Probably the best I've ever seen in a Brighton shirt.[/p][/quote]Peter Ward!!![/p][/quote]Jimmy Case!!![/p][/quote]Ian Mellor[/p][/quote]Stevie Penney, Mark Lawrenceson, ok and one for a laugh Hans Kray! Who remembers Jumping up and down at every corner or free kick? He got the North Stand buzzing!!! We've had heaps of talented players over the years and dare I say it, more consistent. cybergu11y
  • Score: 2

2:23pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Steveg1958 says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!!
Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!!
Up the Albion!!!!
Hear! Hear!

A truly magnificent player who I was privileged to see play for our club, albeit sporadically, over the final two years of his playing career. Such a shame he couldn't have kept free of injury a bit more.

It's also worth noting that he claimed to be fit a lot earlier in his second season but fell out with Gus. I know where my sympathies lie on that one now!

Shame he couldn't have stayed with us for one final and more injury-free season to finish off in style and have been able to progress onto coaching with our new Academy. Perhaps we will see him back one-day. Either way I wish him and his family the very best for the future.

Ole! Ole! Ole! Ole! Vicente! Vicente!
Definitely one of the best, I not the best I have seen and certainly I echo these sentiments, its just a shame that Gus' ego got in he way.
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!! Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]Hear! Hear! A truly magnificent player who I was privileged to see play for our club, albeit sporadically, over the final two years of his playing career. Such a shame he couldn't have kept free of injury a bit more. It's also worth noting that he claimed to be fit a lot earlier in his second season but fell out with Gus. I know where my sympathies lie on that one now! Shame he couldn't have stayed with us for one final and more injury-free season to finish off in style and have been able to progress onto coaching with our new Academy. Perhaps we will see him back one-day. Either way I wish him and his family the very best for the future. Ole! Ole! Ole! Ole! Vicente! Vicente![/p][/quote]Definitely one of the best, I not the best I have seen and certainly I echo these sentiments, its just a shame that Gus' ego got in he way. Steveg1958
  • Score: 1

2:40pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Money for nothing says...

mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!!
Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!!
Up the Albion!!!!
If he was injury free he would never have come here!
Lol haha.How can you sad people really give MBTS 21 thumbs down for this post.Its just 100% pure fact.At his best Vicente would have cost about 35 million.The only reason he ever come to Brighton was because not one other club wanted to waste their money on a player thats never fit.That fact is proved by the fact not one other club would give him a contract when he left.You people really do live in some little dream world.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!! Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]If he was injury free he would never have come here![/p][/quote]Lol haha.How can you sad people really give MBTS 21 thumbs down for this post.Its just 100% pure fact.At his best Vicente would have cost about 35 million.The only reason he ever come to Brighton was because not one other club wanted to waste their money on a player thats never fit.That fact is proved by the fact not one other club would give him a contract when he left.You people really do live in some little dream world. Money for nothing
  • Score: 1

2:42pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Money for nothing says...

cybergu11y wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
Alfie T wrote:
Probably the best I've ever seen in a Brighton shirt.
Peter Ward!!!
Jimmy Case!!!
B4 their time my friend.
[quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: Probably the best I've ever seen in a Brighton shirt.[/p][/quote]Peter Ward!!![/p][/quote]Jimmy Case!!![/p][/quote]B4 their time my friend. Money for nothing
  • Score: -3

2:43pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Money for nothing says...

Willie, Willie Irvine wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote: What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!! Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!! Up the Albion!!!!
If he was injury free he would never have come here!
Cannot understand the 'Thumbs Down' from some, Mark. What you said is a fact even if some don't want to believe it. Quite a few people know what the position was with Vicente. Hope none of those 'Thumbs Downers' get on a jury. The Defendant would have no chance if they cannot evaluate fact from fiction! You often make good football comments but get lots of negative responses. Why? Have you upset many by telling the truth?
I too agree with Mark's comment. Vicente would never have played for the Albion if he'd been fitter (albeit the level/nature of his injuries was often in question well before he did join). He was a gifted player when he could get his head right, but you have to ask why no club would touch him this season. I can't see him having the dedication and mental strength to be successful as a coach, but hope he does okay. I can't see any prospect of him coming back to Blighty.
100% correct.
[quote][p][bold]Willie, Willie Irvine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!! Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]If he was injury free he would never have come here![/p][/quote]Cannot understand the 'Thumbs Down' from some, Mark. What you said is a fact even if some don't want to believe it. Quite a few people know what the position was with Vicente. Hope none of those 'Thumbs Downers' get on a jury. The Defendant would have no chance if they cannot evaluate fact from fiction! You often make good football comments but get lots of negative responses. Why? Have you upset many by telling the truth?[/p][/quote]I too agree with Mark's comment. Vicente would never have played for the Albion if he'd been fitter (albeit the level/nature of his injuries was often in question well before he did join). He was a gifted player when he could get his head right, but you have to ask why no club would touch him this season. I can't see him having the dedication and mental strength to be successful as a coach, but hope he does okay. I can't see any prospect of him coming back to Blighty.[/p][/quote]100% correct. Money for nothing
  • Score: -3

3:06pm Thu 17 Apr 14

kwaidam says...

In the short time we had Vicente and in the even shorter time we had the pleasure of watching him on the pitch he was undoubtedly the best player ever to pull on a blue and white shirt, bar none. And i am old enough to have seen Peter Ward, as brilliant as he was, not to mention Sully too!
For me Vicente, all day long. Ole Vicente...
In the short time we had Vicente and in the even shorter time we had the pleasure of watching him on the pitch he was undoubtedly the best player ever to pull on a blue and white shirt, bar none. And i am old enough to have seen Peter Ward, as brilliant as he was, not to mention Sully too! For me Vicente, all day long. Ole Vicente... kwaidam
  • Score: 3

3:31pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

kwaidam wrote:
In the short time we had Vicente and in the even shorter time we had the pleasure of watching him on the pitch he was undoubtedly the best player ever to pull on a blue and white shirt, bar none. And i am old enough to have seen Peter Ward, as brilliant as he was, not to mention Sully too!
For me Vicente, all day long. Ole Vicente...
Agreed. There is a difference between the best ever Brighton player (Ward, Lawro etc) and the best player to ever play for the club. No other Brighton player has reached the level that Vicente managed earlier in his career.
[quote][p][bold]kwaidam[/bold] wrote: In the short time we had Vicente and in the even shorter time we had the pleasure of watching him on the pitch he was undoubtedly the best player ever to pull on a blue and white shirt, bar none. And i am old enough to have seen Peter Ward, as brilliant as he was, not to mention Sully too! For me Vicente, all day long. Ole Vicente...[/p][/quote]Agreed. There is a difference between the best ever Brighton player (Ward, Lawro etc) and the best player to ever play for the club. No other Brighton player has reached the level that Vicente managed earlier in his career. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 3

3:34pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Money for nothing wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!!
Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!!
Up the Albion!!!!
If he was injury free he would never have come here!
Lol haha.How can you sad people really give MBTS 21 thumbs down for this post.Its just 100% pure fact.At his best Vicente would have cost about 35 million.The only reason he ever come to Brighton was because not one other club wanted to waste their money on a player thats never fit.That fact is proved by the fact not one other club would give him a contract when he left.You people really do live in some little dream world.
Freeloaders, missing the point since forever.

I expect that people were thumbing down not because they disagreed with the "facts" of MBTS's post (which are indeed entirely valid), but more the fact that the comment was a negative one.
[quote][p][bold]Money for nothing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!! Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]If he was injury free he would never have come here![/p][/quote]Lol haha.How can you sad people really give MBTS 21 thumbs down for this post.Its just 100% pure fact.At his best Vicente would have cost about 35 million.The only reason he ever come to Brighton was because not one other club wanted to waste their money on a player thats never fit.That fact is proved by the fact not one other club would give him a contract when he left.You people really do live in some little dream world.[/p][/quote]Freeloaders, missing the point since forever. I expect that people were thumbing down not because they disagreed with the "facts" of MBTS's post (which are indeed entirely valid), but more the fact that the comment was a negative one. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 4

4:39pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Captain Haddock says...

Claude Back wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!!
Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!!
Up the Albion!!!!
If he was injury free he would never have come here!
Cannot understand the 'Thumbs Down' from some, Mark.
What you said is a fact even if some don't want to believe it. Quite a few people know what the position was with Vicente.
Hope none of those 'Thumbs Downers' get on a jury. The Defendant would have no chance if they cannot evaluate fact from fiction!
You often make good football comments but get lots of negative responses. Why? Have you upset many by telling the truth?
The reason he got thumbs down is because he missed the spirit of the posts. The suggestion was that if he had BECOME injury free he would've remained with us and thrived. Mark was missing the point, as are you. He says we wouldn't have got him in the first place if he didn't have a checkered fitness record.... that is a different point entirely and one which no one would have argued with.

I find Mark has a very valid point of view on a number of issues even though I don't agree with a number of them. However I agree with other posters here that he's become a very negative poster in recent months. Whatever point he makes, he always ends up putting a little bit of a downward slant on his perspective (actually, my wife has a very similarly irritating habit in general conversation from time-to-time!).
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!! Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]If he was injury free he would never have come here![/p][/quote]Cannot understand the 'Thumbs Down' from some, Mark. What you said is a fact even if some don't want to believe it. Quite a few people know what the position was with Vicente. Hope none of those 'Thumbs Downers' get on a jury. The Defendant would have no chance if they cannot evaluate fact from fiction! You often make good football comments but get lots of negative responses. Why? Have you upset many by telling the truth?[/p][/quote]The reason he got thumbs down is because he missed the spirit of the posts. The suggestion was that if he had BECOME injury free he would've remained with us and thrived. Mark was missing the point, as are you. He says we wouldn't have got him in the first place if he didn't have a checkered fitness record.... that is a different point entirely and one which no one would have argued with. I find Mark has a very valid point of view on a number of issues even though I don't agree with a number of them. However I agree with other posters here that he's become a very negative poster in recent months. Whatever point he makes, he always ends up putting a little bit of a downward slant on his perspective (actually, my wife has a very similarly irritating habit in general conversation from time-to-time!). Captain Haddock
  • Score: 3

4:41pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Captain Haddock says...

Steveg1958 wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!!
Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!!
Up the Albion!!!!
Hear! Hear!

A truly magnificent player who I was privileged to see play for our club, albeit sporadically, over the final two years of his playing career. Such a shame he couldn't have kept free of injury a bit more.

It's also worth noting that he claimed to be fit a lot earlier in his second season but fell out with Gus. I know where my sympathies lie on that one now!

Shame he couldn't have stayed with us for one final and more injury-free season to finish off in style and have been able to progress onto coaching with our new Academy. Perhaps we will see him back one-day. Either way I wish him and his family the very best for the future.

Ole! Ole! Ole! Ole! Vicente! Vicente!
Definitely one of the best, I not the best I have seen and certainly I echo these sentiments, its just a shame that Gus' ego got in he way.
Couldn't agree more, Steve.
[quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!! Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]Hear! Hear! A truly magnificent player who I was privileged to see play for our club, albeit sporadically, over the final two years of his playing career. Such a shame he couldn't have kept free of injury a bit more. It's also worth noting that he claimed to be fit a lot earlier in his second season but fell out with Gus. I know where my sympathies lie on that one now! Shame he couldn't have stayed with us for one final and more injury-free season to finish off in style and have been able to progress onto coaching with our new Academy. Perhaps we will see him back one-day. Either way I wish him and his family the very best for the future. Ole! Ole! Ole! Ole! Vicente! Vicente![/p][/quote]Definitely one of the best, I not the best I have seen and certainly I echo these sentiments, its just a shame that Gus' ego got in he way.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more, Steve. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 5

4:43pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Captain Haddock says...

Money for nothing wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!!
Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!!
Up the Albion!!!!
If he was injury free he would never have come here!
Lol haha.How can you sad people really give MBTS 21 thumbs down for this post.Its just 100% pure fact.At his best Vicente would have cost about 35 million.The only reason he ever come to Brighton was because not one other club wanted to waste their money on a player thats never fit.That fact is proved by the fact not one other club would give him a contract when he left.You people really do live in some little dream world.
And you've missed the point as ALWAYS, Freeloaders. In fact that is pretty much what you are, isn't it? Pointless!
[quote][p][bold]Money for nothing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!! Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]If he was injury free he would never have come here![/p][/quote]Lol haha.How can you sad people really give MBTS 21 thumbs down for this post.Its just 100% pure fact.At his best Vicente would have cost about 35 million.The only reason he ever come to Brighton was because not one other club wanted to waste their money on a player thats never fit.That fact is proved by the fact not one other club would give him a contract when he left.You people really do live in some little dream world.[/p][/quote]And you've missed the point as ALWAYS, Freeloaders. In fact that is pretty much what you are, isn't it? Pointless! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 4

4:44pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Captain Haddock says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
kwaidam wrote:
In the short time we had Vicente and in the even shorter time we had the pleasure of watching him on the pitch he was undoubtedly the best player ever to pull on a blue and white shirt, bar none. And i am old enough to have seen Peter Ward, as brilliant as he was, not to mention Sully too!
For me Vicente, all day long. Ole Vicente...
Agreed. There is a difference between the best ever Brighton player (Ward, Lawro etc) and the best player to ever play for the club. No other Brighton player has reached the level that Vicente managed earlier in his career.
Apart from Lawro.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kwaidam[/bold] wrote: In the short time we had Vicente and in the even shorter time we had the pleasure of watching him on the pitch he was undoubtedly the best player ever to pull on a blue and white shirt, bar none. And i am old enough to have seen Peter Ward, as brilliant as he was, not to mention Sully too! For me Vicente, all day long. Ole Vicente...[/p][/quote]Agreed. There is a difference between the best ever Brighton player (Ward, Lawro etc) and the best player to ever play for the club. No other Brighton player has reached the level that Vicente managed earlier in his career.[/p][/quote]Apart from Lawro. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 3

4:56pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
kwaidam wrote:
In the short time we had Vicente and in the even shorter time we had the pleasure of watching him on the pitch he was undoubtedly the best player ever to pull on a blue and white shirt, bar none. And i am old enough to have seen Peter Ward, as brilliant as he was, not to mention Sully too!
For me Vicente, all day long. Ole Vicente...
Agreed. There is a difference between the best ever Brighton player (Ward, Lawro etc) and the best player to ever play for the club. No other Brighton player has reached the level that Vicente managed earlier in his career.
Apart from Lawro.
Perhaps ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kwaidam[/bold] wrote: In the short time we had Vicente and in the even shorter time we had the pleasure of watching him on the pitch he was undoubtedly the best player ever to pull on a blue and white shirt, bar none. And i am old enough to have seen Peter Ward, as brilliant as he was, not to mention Sully too! For me Vicente, all day long. Ole Vicente...[/p][/quote]Agreed. There is a difference between the best ever Brighton player (Ward, Lawro etc) and the best player to ever play for the club. No other Brighton player has reached the level that Vicente managed earlier in his career.[/p][/quote]Apart from Lawro.[/p][/quote]Perhaps ;-) Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 1

7:03pm Thu 17 Apr 14

The Phantom says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!!
Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!!
Up the Albion!!!!
If he was injury free he would never have come here!
Cannot understand the 'Thumbs Down' from some, Mark.
What you said is a fact even if some don't want to believe it. Quite a few people know what the position was with Vicente.
Hope none of those 'Thumbs Downers' get on a jury. The Defendant would have no chance if they cannot evaluate fact from fiction!
You often make good football comments but get lots of negative responses. Why? Have you upset many by telling the truth?
The reason he got thumbs down is because he missed the spirit of the posts. The suggestion was that if he had BECOME injury free he would've remained with us and thrived. Mark was missing the point, as are you. He says we wouldn't have got him in the first place if he didn't have a checkered fitness record.... that is a different point entirely and one which no one would have argued with.

I find Mark has a very valid point of view on a number of issues even though I don't agree with a number of them. However I agree with other posters here that he's become a very negative poster in recent months. Whatever point he makes, he always ends up putting a little bit of a downward slant on his perspective (actually, my wife has a very similarly irritating habit in general conversation from time-to-time!).
Maybe MBTS and your missus could be a match made in heaven.....
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!! Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]If he was injury free he would never have come here![/p][/quote]Cannot understand the 'Thumbs Down' from some, Mark. What you said is a fact even if some don't want to believe it. Quite a few people know what the position was with Vicente. Hope none of those 'Thumbs Downers' get on a jury. The Defendant would have no chance if they cannot evaluate fact from fiction! You often make good football comments but get lots of negative responses. Why? Have you upset many by telling the truth?[/p][/quote]The reason he got thumbs down is because he missed the spirit of the posts. The suggestion was that if he had BECOME injury free he would've remained with us and thrived. Mark was missing the point, as are you. He says we wouldn't have got him in the first place if he didn't have a checkered fitness record.... that is a different point entirely and one which no one would have argued with. I find Mark has a very valid point of view on a number of issues even though I don't agree with a number of them. However I agree with other posters here that he's become a very negative poster in recent months. Whatever point he makes, he always ends up putting a little bit of a downward slant on his perspective (actually, my wife has a very similarly irritating habit in general conversation from time-to-time!).[/p][/quote]Maybe MBTS and your missus could be a match made in heaven..... The Phantom
  • Score: 4

7:13pm Thu 17 Apr 14

gordongull says...

Good luck to Vicente, whatever path his career takes.
One place it is unlikely to take him is back to Brighton, because of the way the Club stitched him up at the end of season 2011/2012.
Gus told Vicente he would not invoke the option for a second season at the Amex if he wanted to leave, but when he did decide to go, the Club did a U-turn, and he was obliged to remain for another year.
Vicente's return to fitness always seemed to be on-going. but he has provided some of the highlights of my time as a supporter.

Viva Vicente!
Good luck to Vicente, whatever path his career takes. One place it is unlikely to take him is back to Brighton, because of the way the Club stitched him up at the end of season 2011/2012. Gus told Vicente he would not invoke the option for a second season at the Amex if he wanted to leave, but when he did decide to go, the Club did a U-turn, and he was obliged to remain for another year. Vicente's return to fitness always seemed to be on-going. but he has provided some of the highlights of my time as a supporter. Viva Vicente! gordongull
  • Score: 1

7:31pm Thu 17 Apr 14

mark by the sea says...

gordongull wrote:
Good luck to Vicente, whatever path his career takes.
One place it is unlikely to take him is back to Brighton, because of the way the Club stitched him up at the end of season 2011/2012.
Gus told Vicente he would not invoke the option for a second season at the Amex if he wanted to leave, but when he did decide to go, the Club did a U-turn, and he was obliged to remain for another year.
Vicente's return to fitness always seemed to be on-going. but he has provided some of the highlights of my time as a supporter.

Viva Vicente!
The reality is he was never happy unless he was 100% fit! most players have strains , aches etc! he would have played more if as suggested he saw a physiologist when at Valencia , the other clue is no one would take on his problems .
Had he sorted his head out here and played 24 games last season we would either have sold him for 5-6 million or be in the premier league.
As someone else said had he not had his problems he would be a 30 million pound player,
For me lawrenson was the best British cetre back for 50 years
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: Good luck to Vicente, whatever path his career takes. One place it is unlikely to take him is back to Brighton, because of the way the Club stitched him up at the end of season 2011/2012. Gus told Vicente he would not invoke the option for a second season at the Amex if he wanted to leave, but when he did decide to go, the Club did a U-turn, and he was obliged to remain for another year. Vicente's return to fitness always seemed to be on-going. but he has provided some of the highlights of my time as a supporter. Viva Vicente![/p][/quote]The reality is he was never happy unless he was 100% fit! most players have strains , aches etc! he would have played more if as suggested he saw a physiologist when at Valencia , the other clue is no one would take on his problems . Had he sorted his head out here and played 24 games last season we would either have sold him for 5-6 million or be in the premier league. As someone else said had he not had his problems he would be a 30 million pound player, For me lawrenson was the best British cetre back for 50 years mark by the sea
  • Score: 4

8:02pm Thu 17 Apr 14

gordongull says...

mark by the sea wrote:
gordongull wrote:
Good luck to Vicente, whatever path his career takes.
One place it is unlikely to take him is back to Brighton, because of the way the Club stitched him up at the end of season 2011/2012.
Gus told Vicente he would not invoke the option for a second season at the Amex if he wanted to leave, but when he did decide to go, the Club did a U-turn, and he was obliged to remain for another year.
Vicente's return to fitness always seemed to be on-going. but he has provided some of the highlights of my time as a supporter.

Viva Vicente!
The reality is he was never happy unless he was 100% fit! most players have strains , aches etc! he would have played more if as suggested he saw a physiologist when at Valencia , the other clue is no one would take on his problems .
Had he sorted his head out here and played 24 games last season we would either have sold him for 5-6 million or be in the premier league.
As someone else said had he not had his problems he would be a 30 million pound player,
For me lawrenson was the best British cetre back for 50 years
He publicly blamed the medical staff at Valencia for his continuing injuries, and was fined by the club for his comments.
His time at the Amex evidently did not see any improvement.
Without the medical issues, he would still be playing in La Liga, or the Premier League, probably at the top end.
As you said, he would never have come here.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: Good luck to Vicente, whatever path his career takes. One place it is unlikely to take him is back to Brighton, because of the way the Club stitched him up at the end of season 2011/2012. Gus told Vicente he would not invoke the option for a second season at the Amex if he wanted to leave, but when he did decide to go, the Club did a U-turn, and he was obliged to remain for another year. Vicente's return to fitness always seemed to be on-going. but he has provided some of the highlights of my time as a supporter. Viva Vicente![/p][/quote]The reality is he was never happy unless he was 100% fit! most players have strains , aches etc! he would have played more if as suggested he saw a physiologist when at Valencia , the other clue is no one would take on his problems . Had he sorted his head out here and played 24 games last season we would either have sold him for 5-6 million or be in the premier league. As someone else said had he not had his problems he would be a 30 million pound player, For me lawrenson was the best British cetre back for 50 years[/p][/quote]He publicly blamed the medical staff at Valencia for his continuing injuries, and was fined by the club for his comments. His time at the Amex evidently did not see any improvement. Without the medical issues, he would still be playing in La Liga, or the Premier League, probably at the top end. As you said, he would never have come here. gordongull
  • Score: 2

8:11pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OldGull says...

cybergu11y wrote:
Alfie T wrote:
Probably the best I've ever seen in a Brighton shirt.
Peter Ward!!!
Mark Lawrenson
[quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: Probably the best I've ever seen in a Brighton shirt.[/p][/quote]Peter Ward!!![/p][/quote]Mark Lawrenson OldGull
  • Score: 2

8:14pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OldGull says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
kwaidam wrote:
In the short time we had Vicente and in the even shorter time we had the pleasure of watching him on the pitch he was undoubtedly the best player ever to pull on a blue and white shirt, bar none. And i am old enough to have seen Peter Ward, as brilliant as he was, not to mention Sully too!
For me Vicente, all day long. Ole Vicente...
Agreed. There is a difference between the best ever Brighton player (Ward, Lawro etc) and the best player to ever play for the club. No other Brighton player has reached the level that Vicente managed earlier in his career.
Apart from Lawro.
Perhaps ;-)
Definitely Lawro
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kwaidam[/bold] wrote: In the short time we had Vicente and in the even shorter time we had the pleasure of watching him on the pitch he was undoubtedly the best player ever to pull on a blue and white shirt, bar none. And i am old enough to have seen Peter Ward, as brilliant as he was, not to mention Sully too! For me Vicente, all day long. Ole Vicente...[/p][/quote]Agreed. There is a difference between the best ever Brighton player (Ward, Lawro etc) and the best player to ever play for the club. No other Brighton player has reached the level that Vicente managed earlier in his career.[/p][/quote]Apart from Lawro.[/p][/quote]Perhaps ;-)[/p][/quote]Definitely Lawro OldGull
  • Score: 4

8:25pm Thu 17 Apr 14

VegasSeagull says...

The best player to wear a Brighton shirt, well I would say that that player is the one that has done the most for the club and fans. Who that is I don't know just yet as he hasn't scored the goal that gets us promoted to the prem, NO ONE CAN TOP THAT, no matter what has been achieved in the past. We might find out soon.
The best player to wear a Brighton shirt, well I would say that that player is the one that has done the most for the club and fans. Who that is I don't know just yet as he hasn't scored the goal that gets us promoted to the prem, NO ONE CAN TOP THAT, no matter what has been achieved in the past. We might find out soon. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -1

9:12pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OldGull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
The best player to wear a Brighton shirt, well I would say that that player is the one that has done the most for the club and fans. Who that is I don't know just yet as he hasn't scored the goal that gets us promoted to the prem, NO ONE CAN TOP THAT, no matter what has been achieved in the past. We might find out soon.
Nice thinking
We will know in 7 games
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The best player to wear a Brighton shirt, well I would say that that player is the one that has done the most for the club and fans. Who that is I don't know just yet as he hasn't scored the goal that gets us promoted to the prem, NO ONE CAN TOP THAT, no matter what has been achieved in the past. We might find out soon.[/p][/quote]Nice thinking We will know in 7 games OldGull
  • Score: 0

9:16pm Thu 17 Apr 14

blue-eyed-boy says...

If the question is who's the best player to have played for the Albion, it's Lawro by far, the fact that Lawrenson chose to play for Ireland rather than England, was a big reason that the national team struggled, he could been the difference, to me he was world class, & his record at Liverpool backs that up, the only shame is that he barely acknowledges that played for the Albion.
Although I back Lawro, it doesn't mean that I don't think it was a privilege to see Vicente in action, and the thought of Wardie scampering towards the goal still makes me smile, and I would love to have seen how modern Centre Backs would have coped with Alex Dawson.
If the question is who's the best player to have played for the Albion, it's Lawro by far, the fact that Lawrenson chose to play for Ireland rather than England, was a big reason that the national team struggled, he could been the difference, to me he was world class, & his record at Liverpool backs that up, the only shame is that he barely acknowledges that played for the Albion. Although I back Lawro, it doesn't mean that I don't think it was a privilege to see Vicente in action, and the thought of Wardie scampering towards the goal still makes me smile, and I would love to have seen how modern Centre Backs would have coped with Alex Dawson. blue-eyed-boy
  • Score: 3

9:20pm Thu 17 Apr 14

CumbrianSeagull says...

cybergu11y wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
Alfie T wrote:
Probably the best I've ever seen in a Brighton shirt.
Peter Ward!!!
Jimmy Case!!!
Ian Mellor
Stevie Penney, Mark Lawrenceson, ok and one for a laugh Hans Kray! Who remembers Jumping up and down at every corner or free kick? He got the North Stand buzzing!!!
We've had heaps of talented players over the years and dare I say it, more consistent.
Sergei Gotsmanov!
[quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: Probably the best I've ever seen in a Brighton shirt.[/p][/quote]Peter Ward!!![/p][/quote]Jimmy Case!!![/p][/quote]Ian Mellor[/p][/quote]Stevie Penney, Mark Lawrenceson, ok and one for a laugh Hans Kray! Who remembers Jumping up and down at every corner or free kick? He got the North Stand buzzing!!! We've had heaps of talented players over the years and dare I say it, more consistent.[/p][/quote]Sergei Gotsmanov! CumbrianSeagull
  • Score: 1

10:47pm Thu 17 Apr 14

impose our game gull says...

Would he need to turn up somewhere on occasion if he was coaching?
Would he need to turn up somewhere on occasion if he was coaching? impose our game gull
  • Score: 2

2:29am Fri 18 Apr 14

Captain Haddock says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
kwaidam wrote:
In the short time we had Vicente and in the even shorter time we had the pleasure of watching him on the pitch he was undoubtedly the best player ever to pull on a blue and white shirt, bar none. And i am old enough to have seen Peter Ward, as brilliant as he was, not to mention Sully too!
For me Vicente, all day long. Ole Vicente...
Agreed. There is a difference between the best ever Brighton player (Ward, Lawro etc) and the best player to ever play for the club. No other Brighton player has reached the level that Vicente managed earlier in his career.
Apart from Lawro.
Perhaps ;-)
:0D
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kwaidam[/bold] wrote: In the short time we had Vicente and in the even shorter time we had the pleasure of watching him on the pitch he was undoubtedly the best player ever to pull on a blue and white shirt, bar none. And i am old enough to have seen Peter Ward, as brilliant as he was, not to mention Sully too! For me Vicente, all day long. Ole Vicente...[/p][/quote]Agreed. There is a difference between the best ever Brighton player (Ward, Lawro etc) and the best player to ever play for the club. No other Brighton player has reached the level that Vicente managed earlier in his career.[/p][/quote]Apart from Lawro.[/p][/quote]Perhaps ;-)[/p][/quote]:0D Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

2:30am Fri 18 Apr 14

Captain Haddock says...

The Phantom wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!!
Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!!
Up the Albion!!!!
If he was injury free he would never have come here!
Cannot understand the 'Thumbs Down' from some, Mark.
What you said is a fact even if some don't want to believe it. Quite a few people know what the position was with Vicente.
Hope none of those 'Thumbs Downers' get on a jury. The Defendant would have no chance if they cannot evaluate fact from fiction!
You often make good football comments but get lots of negative responses. Why? Have you upset many by telling the truth?
The reason he got thumbs down is because he missed the spirit of the posts. The suggestion was that if he had BECOME injury free he would've remained with us and thrived. Mark was missing the point, as are you. He says we wouldn't have got him in the first place if he didn't have a checkered fitness record.... that is a different point entirely and one which no one would have argued with.

I find Mark has a very valid point of view on a number of issues even though I don't agree with a number of them. However I agree with other posters here that he's become a very negative poster in recent months. Whatever point he makes, he always ends up putting a little bit of a downward slant on his perspective (actually, my wife has a very similarly irritating habit in general conversation from time-to-time!).
Maybe MBTS and your missus could be a match made in heaven.....
Ye Gods! ;0D
[quote][p][bold]The Phantom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: What a shame to hear Vicente is retiring from football what a player we had at our club, if he was injury free I believe he would still with us, good luck with your coaching badges never no one day in the future we might see you back on the touchline!! Thanx for two great seasons playing for Brighton was a delight to watch you play!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]If he was injury free he would never have come here![/p][/quote]Cannot understand the 'Thumbs Down' from some, Mark. What you said is a fact even if some don't want to believe it. Quite a few people know what the position was with Vicente. Hope none of those 'Thumbs Downers' get on a jury. The Defendant would have no chance if they cannot evaluate fact from fiction! You often make good football comments but get lots of negative responses. Why? Have you upset many by telling the truth?[/p][/quote]The reason he got thumbs down is because he missed the spirit of the posts. The suggestion was that if he had BECOME injury free he would've remained with us and thrived. Mark was missing the point, as are you. He says we wouldn't have got him in the first place if he didn't have a checkered fitness record.... that is a different point entirely and one which no one would have argued with. I find Mark has a very valid point of view on a number of issues even though I don't agree with a number of them. However I agree with other posters here that he's become a very negative poster in recent months. Whatever point he makes, he always ends up putting a little bit of a downward slant on his perspective (actually, my wife has a very similarly irritating habit in general conversation from time-to-time!).[/p][/quote]Maybe MBTS and your missus could be a match made in heaven.....[/p][/quote]Ye Gods! ;0D Captain Haddock
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1:06pm Wed 23 Apr 14

PressBoxTeaBoy says...

Burnley v Ipswich 0-0.
Bournemouth v Forest 2-1.
Charlton v Blackburn 2-2.
Derby v Watford 1-1.
Doncaster v Reading 0-0.
Huddersfield v Leicester 1-0.
QPR v Millwall 1-1.
Wigan v Blackpool 3-0

Brighton v Yeovil. No bloody clue from one game to the next ?
Burnley v Ipswich 0-0. Bournemouth v Forest 2-1. Charlton v Blackburn 2-2. Derby v Watford 1-1. Doncaster v Reading 0-0. Huddersfield v Leicester 1-0. QPR v Millwall 1-1. Wigan v Blackpool 3-0 Brighton v Yeovil. No bloody clue from one game to the next ? PressBoxTeaBoy
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9:58pm Sat 3 May 14

superseagull says...

perspective is everything - thanks for the memories

https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=0GJRBxQ3
kII
perspective is everything - thanks for the memories https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=0GJRBxQ3 kII superseagull
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