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Albion release six players including Kuszczak, four are offered new deals

The Argus: Tomasz Kuszczak Tomasz Kuszczak

Albion have informed first choice goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak it is unlikely he will be offered a new deal.

Fellow keeper Peter Brezovan, strikers Will Hoskins and David Rodriguez, plus midfielders Andrea Orlandi and David Lopez, who are also all out of contract, have also been released.

Albion are poised to offer new deals to Inigo Calderon, Casper Ankergren, Bruno and player of the season Matt Upson.

The Seagulls have invoked contract extension options with Kazenga LuaLua and development prospect Brennan Dickenson. His fellow under-21 squad members Grant Smith and Courtney Richards have also been released.

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12:58pm Wed 14 May 14

albionfan33 says...

well lets hope we get the other pole thats being released not surprised about the rest although richards always looked good maybe he should be 1st team by now hence released
well lets hope we get the other pole thats being released not surprised about the rest although richards always looked good maybe he should be 1st team by now hence released albionfan33
  • Score: 1

1:00pm Wed 14 May 14

albionfan33 says...

also surpried that we are keeping both rightbacks we should be looking at a younger type now
also surpried that we are keeping both rightbacks we should be looking at a younger type now albionfan33
  • Score: 5

1:00pm Wed 14 May 14

Tonyuk175 says...

Kuszczak why not if he is willing to stay is a must!!!!! Hoskins it's a shame the rest oh well we must move on,
Kuszczak why not if he is willing to stay is a must!!!!! Hoskins it's a shame the rest oh well we must move on, Tonyuk175
  • Score: 4

1:01pm Wed 14 May 14

fairweathersupporter says...

Before anyone says it... It's well known that PIG does not want to stay and not so well known (?) that he threw his toys out of the pram on more than one occasion. I am sure that whatever offers for him to stay have already been done and dusted.
He is however a great keeper and we'll struggle to find a better one. The rest are pretty predicatable with perhaps the exception of Orlandi, which we knew about but still quality if injury free.
Before anyone says it... It's well known that PIG does not want to stay and not so well known (?) that he threw his toys out of the pram on more than one occasion. I am sure that whatever offers for him to stay have already been done and dusted. He is however a great keeper and we'll struggle to find a better one. The rest are pretty predicatable with perhaps the exception of Orlandi, which we knew about but still quality if injury free. fairweathersupporter
  • Score: 5

1:03pm Wed 14 May 14

Piglet1 says...

Surprised re Tomasz but either he wanted too much money which we knew we could not pay or perhaps he did not fit in that well.
I am sorry but there are many good keepers out there, I do not really class Casper in that category unfortunately.
Surprised re Tomasz but either he wanted too much money which we knew we could not pay or perhaps he did not fit in that well. I am sorry but there are many good keepers out there, I do not really class Casper in that category unfortunately. Piglet1
  • Score: 9

1:12pm Wed 14 May 14

Brightspur-e-l-b says...

I can't believe we have let TK and Orlandi leave. Before TK came we were a team that let in too many goals. He in my opinion has saved us at least 10 points a season. Surely it would have been better to release Ankergren. I do however think that TK wanted to leave prior to this. The biggest shock is Orlandi who when on form is a great asset to the club. The rest apart from DL were predictable. Lets hope they have ready made replacements that are just as good. To me it looks like we are heading for a mid table season next season.
I can't believe we have let TK and Orlandi leave. Before TK came we were a team that let in too many goals. He in my opinion has saved us at least 10 points a season. Surely it would have been better to release Ankergren. I do however think that TK wanted to leave prior to this. The biggest shock is Orlandi who when on form is a great asset to the club. The rest apart from DL were predictable. Lets hope they have ready made replacements that are just as good. To me it looks like we are heading for a mid table season next season. Brightspur-e-l-b
  • Score: 0

1:16pm Wed 14 May 14

TheWerewolf says...

Sounds to me like the holds and releases are about right. PIG will be a big loss and i wish we could accommodate him but money or ambition must have come in the way. Orlandi would be great if he was available more often. Another year building the team with another manager will be tough but lets trust in TB to bring in the right man with ambition for longer than a season. Whoever takes us to the Prem will have an amazing set up behind them and a serious fan base. Its a matter of when rather than whether we can get there.
Sounds to me like the holds and releases are about right. PIG will be a big loss and i wish we could accommodate him but money or ambition must have come in the way. Orlandi would be great if he was available more often. Another year building the team with another manager will be tough but lets trust in TB to bring in the right man with ambition for longer than a season. Whoever takes us to the Prem will have an amazing set up behind them and a serious fan base. Its a matter of when rather than whether we can get there. TheWerewolf
  • Score: 20

1:18pm Wed 14 May 14

starlion says...

Read somewhere that Viviano at Arsenal may be coming to us on loan, at one time a world class keeper , but no game time at Arsenal. Pure speculation but I'd rather him than Casper I think.
Read somewhere that Viviano at Arsenal may be coming to us on loan, at one time a world class keeper , but no game time at Arsenal. Pure speculation but I'd rather him than Casper I think. starlion
  • Score: 3

1:23pm Wed 14 May 14

ian@cotter says...

Should never have let Brian Powney go.
Should never have let Brian Powney go. ian@cotter
  • Score: 19

1:23pm Wed 14 May 14

Jonathan Mouette says...

So we look to a 3rd or 4th string Arsenal keeper (Emiliano Viviano) to replace TK... (really?!) and who to replace AO...? What motivational speech can be conjured up to keep MU and KLL happy. A new manager (one who actually manages please!) might help but... I know it's early doors but even so... Does Burke have even a clue as to what he's doing?
So we look to a 3rd or 4th string Arsenal keeper (Emiliano Viviano) to replace TK... (really?!) and who to replace AO...? What motivational speech can be conjured up to keep MU and KLL happy. A new manager (one who actually manages please!) might help but... I know it's early doors but even so... Does Burke have even a clue as to what he's doing? Jonathan Mouette
  • Score: -9

1:23pm Wed 14 May 14

JollyRoger says...

Brightspur-e-l-b wrote:
I can't believe we have let TK and Orlandi leave. Before TK came we were a team that let in too many goals. He in my opinion has saved us at least 10 points a season. Surely it would have been better to release Ankergren. I do however think that TK wanted to leave prior to this. The biggest shock is Orlandi who when on form is a great asset to the club. The rest apart from DL were predictable. Lets hope they have ready made replacements that are just as good. To me it looks like we are heading for a mid table season next season.
Couldn't agree more about TK. I would have released Ankergren and Brezovan immediately but, if as TK suggested towards the end of the season., that he wanted to leave perhaps this is the best way to do it.

Orlandi also a complete surprise.

My immediate reaction is that I'm gob-smacked and at the risk of being negative, I'm worried about what this means for our ambitions and objectives for next season. Unless we have some big signings up our sleeves!
[quote][p][bold]Brightspur-e-l-b[/bold] wrote: I can't believe we have let TK and Orlandi leave. Before TK came we were a team that let in too many goals. He in my opinion has saved us at least 10 points a season. Surely it would have been better to release Ankergren. I do however think that TK wanted to leave prior to this. The biggest shock is Orlandi who when on form is a great asset to the club. The rest apart from DL were predictable. Lets hope they have ready made replacements that are just as good. To me it looks like we are heading for a mid table season next season.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more about TK. I would have released Ankergren and Brezovan immediately but, if as TK suggested towards the end of the season., that he wanted to leave perhaps this is the best way to do it. Orlandi also a complete surprise. My immediate reaction is that I'm gob-smacked and at the risk of being negative, I'm worried about what this means for our ambitions and objectives for next season. Unless we have some big signings up our sleeves! JollyRoger
  • Score: 13

1:24pm Wed 14 May 14

SMF20 says...

I really hope that those released were done so because we want and need better, with the exception of Tom and possibly Andrea.

I really hope that those above were not released due to cost cutting (again)

I have absolutely no idea why we could keep Ankergren, he is a poor keeper and I personally would have liked to see Walton pushed on... Perhaps he will for the departing Brez.
As someone else has posted above, i'm not over convinced by keeping both Calde and Bruno either... surely we should be looking for someone a little younger to compete with one of them.

Id like to say im optimistic about this window and the new manager being given both the scope and funds to improve the squad but if im honest I fear that we will once again get weaker players in this summer as we did last.

Always a fan but could do with a bit of good news.

Thanks to those being released.

uta
I really hope that those released were done so because we want and need better, with the exception of Tom and possibly Andrea. I really hope that those above were not released due to cost cutting (again) I have absolutely no idea why we could keep Ankergren, he is a poor keeper and I personally would have liked to see Walton pushed on... Perhaps he will for the departing Brez. As someone else has posted above, i'm not over convinced by keeping both Calde and Bruno either... surely we should be looking for someone a little younger to compete with one of them. Id like to say im optimistic about this window and the new manager being given both the scope and funds to improve the squad but if im honest I fear that we will once again get weaker players in this summer as we did last. Always a fan but could do with a bit of good news. Thanks to those being released. uta SMF20
  • Score: 11

1:25pm Wed 14 May 14

falmer seagull says...

We now need a new goalkeeper desperately! Casper flaps at every cross and is a liability! New keeper with Walton as understudy would save money and be looking to the future! Cannot waste money on Orlandi as he is always injured. Would like Stephen Ward to return, Otherwise reasonable.
We now need a new goalkeeper desperately! Casper flaps at every cross and is a liability! New keeper with Walton as understudy would save money and be looking to the future! Cannot waste money on Orlandi as he is always injured. Would like Stephen Ward to return, Otherwise reasonable. falmer seagull
  • Score: 7

1:25pm Wed 14 May 14

JeffLomer says...

Well done Jones we've let the big pole go and we've seriously kept Casper
Taxi for Jones!!
Up the Albion!!!!
Well done Jones we've let the big pole go and we've seriously kept Casper Taxi for Jones!! Up the Albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: -11

1:26pm Wed 14 May 14

ian@cotter says...

JollyRoger wrote:
Brightspur-e-l-b wrote:
I can't believe we have let TK and Orlandi leave. Before TK came we were a team that let in too many goals. He in my opinion has saved us at least 10 points a season. Surely it would have been better to release Ankergren. I do however think that TK wanted to leave prior to this. The biggest shock is Orlandi who when on form is a great asset to the club. The rest apart from DL were predictable. Lets hope they have ready made replacements that are just as good. To me it looks like we are heading for a mid table season next season.
Couldn't agree more about TK. I would have released Ankergren and Brezovan immediately but, if as TK suggested towards the end of the season., that he wanted to leave perhaps this is the best way to do it.

Orlandi also a complete surprise.

My immediate reaction is that I'm gob-smacked and at the risk of being negative, I'm worried about what this means for our ambitions and objectives for next season. Unless we have some big signings up our sleeves!
you`re talking rubbish
[quote][p][bold]JollyRoger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brightspur-e-l-b[/bold] wrote: I can't believe we have let TK and Orlandi leave. Before TK came we were a team that let in too many goals. He in my opinion has saved us at least 10 points a season. Surely it would have been better to release Ankergren. I do however think that TK wanted to leave prior to this. The biggest shock is Orlandi who when on form is a great asset to the club. The rest apart from DL were predictable. Lets hope they have ready made replacements that are just as good. To me it looks like we are heading for a mid table season next season.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more about TK. I would have released Ankergren and Brezovan immediately but, if as TK suggested towards the end of the season., that he wanted to leave perhaps this is the best way to do it. Orlandi also a complete surprise. My immediate reaction is that I'm gob-smacked and at the risk of being negative, I'm worried about what this means for our ambitions and objectives for next season. Unless we have some big signings up our sleeves![/p][/quote]you`re talking rubbish ian@cotter
  • Score: 2

1:31pm Wed 14 May 14

Cory and Trevor says...

Biggest regret for me is that Will Hoskins won't get his chance with us. Gutted for him, and feel that we might have been smarter to persevere with him and get something in return for all his re-hab. He's a superb player at best.

Otherwise, i don't think we should be too surprised or upset at the number of ins and outs. Footballers are basically a traded commodity these days. Some who don't do well at one club will come good at a new one and vice versa. It's a market - we'll get as many pleasant surprises come our way as shocks leaving.
Biggest regret for me is that Will Hoskins won't get his chance with us. Gutted for him, and feel that we might have been smarter to persevere with him and get something in return for all his re-hab. He's a superb player at best. Otherwise, i don't think we should be too surprised or upset at the number of ins and outs. Footballers are basically a traded commodity these days. Some who don't do well at one club will come good at a new one and vice versa. It's a market - we'll get as many pleasant surprises come our way as shocks leaving. Cory and Trevor
  • Score: 17

1:31pm Wed 14 May 14

spider72 says...

Fact of the matter is that TK does not want to play week in week out in hih pressure situations.
He is happy to go to an EPL club and warm the bench.
Fact of the matter is that TK does not want to play week in week out in hih pressure situations. He is happy to go to an EPL club and warm the bench. spider72
  • Score: 2

1:36pm Wed 14 May 14

Piglet1 says...

Jonathan Mouette wrote:
So we look to a 3rd or 4th string Arsenal keeper (Emiliano Viviano) to replace TK... (really?!) and who to replace AO...? What motivational speech can be conjured up to keep MU and KLL happy. A new manager (one who actually manages please!) might help but... I know it's early doors but even so... Does Burke have even a clue as to what he's doing?
Calm down. Rest assured that things are happening its just that we cannot be privy to them at the moment. Patience.
[quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: So we look to a 3rd or 4th string Arsenal keeper (Emiliano Viviano) to replace TK... (really?!) and who to replace AO...? What motivational speech can be conjured up to keep MU and KLL happy. A new manager (one who actually manages please!) might help but... I know it's early doors but even so... Does Burke have even a clue as to what he's doing?[/p][/quote]Calm down. Rest assured that things are happening its just that we cannot be privy to them at the moment. Patience. Piglet1
  • Score: 8

1:38pm Wed 14 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

TK let it be known some time ago that he wanted prem football, he told us that his agent was talking to various people, it shouldn't be a surprise that we are not offering him a new deal, he wants out.
Orlandi, again we shouldn't be surprised, fitness issues the main problem and it's about time that we replaced high earners that spend a lot of the season unavailable. Brez and Lopez, Hoskins and Rodriguez, no suprises there.
I doubt that this is the end of the departures, there could be a sale or two.
TK let it be known some time ago that he wanted prem football, he told us that his agent was talking to various people, it shouldn't be a surprise that we are not offering him a new deal, he wants out. Orlandi, again we shouldn't be surprised, fitness issues the main problem and it's about time that we replaced high earners that spend a lot of the season unavailable. Brez and Lopez, Hoskins and Rodriguez, no suprises there. I doubt that this is the end of the departures, there could be a sale or two. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 15

1:38pm Wed 14 May 14

nkwbtn says...

Cory and Trevor wrote:
Biggest regret for me is that Will Hoskins won't get his chance with us. Gutted for him, and feel that we might have been smarter to persevere with him and get something in return for all his re-hab. He's a superb player at best.

Otherwise, i don't think we should be too surprised or upset at the number of ins and outs. Footballers are basically a traded commodity these days. Some who don't do well at one club will come good at a new one and vice versa. It's a market - we'll get as many pleasant surprises come our way as shocks leaving.
This...
[quote][p][bold]Cory and Trevor[/bold] wrote: Biggest regret for me is that Will Hoskins won't get his chance with us. Gutted for him, and feel that we might have been smarter to persevere with him and get something in return for all his re-hab. He's a superb player at best. Otherwise, i don't think we should be too surprised or upset at the number of ins and outs. Footballers are basically a traded commodity these days. Some who don't do well at one club will come good at a new one and vice versa. It's a market - we'll get as many pleasant surprises come our way as shocks leaving.[/p][/quote]This... nkwbtn
  • Score: 1

1:41pm Wed 14 May 14

Bushell17 says...

I think TK must have wanted to go or I am sure we could have agreed something. As for Orlandi I just dont understand, when he is fit he is a great player and must have been worth keeping on for another season. The others I am not suprised at and I guess people on here will be split between Brez and Caspar if we have to keep one. I can see a new No 1 keeper coming in with Ankergren and Walton making the three keepers. What is concerning me is that Nathan Jones and Burke must be making these decisions and I know the retained list needs to be done but forgetting TK who wanted to go how can you let Orlandi go before the new manager is appointed and may want to keep him ? I hope that the new manager comes in with his own backroom team and lets our current backroom team go as I have little faith in NJ I am afraid and I think we need to freshen things up with a new management team. I want to see Ward signed permenantly though. I trust TB to get it right. UTA
I think TK must have wanted to go or I am sure we could have agreed something. As for Orlandi I just dont understand, when he is fit he is a great player and must have been worth keeping on for another season. The others I am not suprised at and I guess people on here will be split between Brez and Caspar if we have to keep one. I can see a new No 1 keeper coming in with Ankergren and Walton making the three keepers. What is concerning me is that Nathan Jones and Burke must be making these decisions and I know the retained list needs to be done but forgetting TK who wanted to go how can you let Orlandi go before the new manager is appointed and may want to keep him ? I hope that the new manager comes in with his own backroom team and lets our current backroom team go as I have little faith in NJ I am afraid and I think we need to freshen things up with a new management team. I want to see Ward signed permenantly though. I trust TB to get it right. UTA Bushell17
  • Score: 8

1:42pm Wed 14 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

JollyRoger wrote:
Brightspur-e-l-b wrote:
I can't believe we have let TK and Orlandi leave. Before TK came we were a team that let in too many goals. He in my opinion has saved us at least 10 points a season. Surely it would have been better to release Ankergren. I do however think that TK wanted to leave prior to this. The biggest shock is Orlandi who when on form is a great asset to the club. The rest apart from DL were predictable. Lets hope they have ready made replacements that are just as good. To me it looks like we are heading for a mid table season next season.
Couldn't agree more about TK. I would have released Ankergren and Brezovan immediately but, if as TK suggested towards the end of the season., that he wanted to leave perhaps this is the best way to do it.

Orlandi also a complete surprise.

My immediate reaction is that I'm gob-smacked and at the risk of being negative, I'm worried about what this means for our ambitions and objectives for next season. Unless we have some big signings up our sleeves!
With respect, our ambitions for next season will not be indicated by who we let go, it's who we bring in that will tell us. I am a tad surprised that Bruno was not on the, 'let go,' list. With TK going we will sign a new number one keeper, the young lad from the DS will no doubt step up to either the second or third choice, my guess is second with Ankergren as third.
[quote][p][bold]JollyRoger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brightspur-e-l-b[/bold] wrote: I can't believe we have let TK and Orlandi leave. Before TK came we were a team that let in too many goals. He in my opinion has saved us at least 10 points a season. Surely it would have been better to release Ankergren. I do however think that TK wanted to leave prior to this. The biggest shock is Orlandi who when on form is a great asset to the club. The rest apart from DL were predictable. Lets hope they have ready made replacements that are just as good. To me it looks like we are heading for a mid table season next season.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more about TK. I would have released Ankergren and Brezovan immediately but, if as TK suggested towards the end of the season., that he wanted to leave perhaps this is the best way to do it. Orlandi also a complete surprise. My immediate reaction is that I'm gob-smacked and at the risk of being negative, I'm worried about what this means for our ambitions and objectives for next season. Unless we have some big signings up our sleeves![/p][/quote]With respect, our ambitions for next season will not be indicated by who we let go, it's who we bring in that will tell us. I am a tad surprised that Bruno was not on the, 'let go,' list. With TK going we will sign a new number one keeper, the young lad from the DS will no doubt step up to either the second or third choice, my guess is second with Ankergren as third. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 8

1:46pm Wed 14 May 14

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

WTF!!! Totally gobsmacked by Tomas and Orlandi not having their contacts renewed. What planet is Burke and Jones on! Hopefully Jones wont be here when the new manager arrives, and I hope its not an internal appointment,because Jones aint the man for the Job. The other releases are correct but Tomas saved us on anumber of occasions this year. Orlandi was just getting back to something of his best to. It all depends on when the new manager settles into whether we have a team fit to compete forthe premiership next year. I doubt it if Jones is our man!!! **** off
WTF!!! Totally gobsmacked by Tomas and Orlandi not having their contacts renewed. What planet is Burke and Jones on! Hopefully Jones wont be here when the new manager arrives, and I hope its not an internal appointment,because Jones aint the man for the Job. The other releases are correct but Tomas saved us on anumber of occasions this year. Orlandi was just getting back to something of his best to. It all depends on when the new manager settles into whether we have a team fit to compete forthe premiership next year. I doubt it if Jones is our man!!! **** off Tony the tiger eastbourne
  • Score: -4

1:50pm Wed 14 May 14

dinobha says...

Brightspur-e-l-b wrote:
I can't believe we have let TK and Orlandi leave. Before TK came we were a team that let in too many goals. He in my opinion has saved us at least 10 points a season. Surely it would have been better to release Ankergren. I do however think that TK wanted to leave prior to this. The biggest shock is Orlandi who when on form is a great asset to the club. The rest apart from DL were predictable. Lets hope they have ready made replacements that are just as good. To me it looks like we are heading for a mid table season next season.
TK is a want a way player and his performances in the last half dozen games have shown that. Any keeper worth his salt will save 10 points a season or more. Tk did his job well but was a bag of nerves by the end of the season. Ankergren is happy to play number 3 and we have an excellent prospect in Walton to deputise so I suspect a senior keeper will be on the shopping list. Shame about Orlandi as he had class but was never fit, the rest are predictable and pave the way for some fit and firing players to come in.
[quote][p][bold]Brightspur-e-l-b[/bold] wrote: I can't believe we have let TK and Orlandi leave. Before TK came we were a team that let in too many goals. He in my opinion has saved us at least 10 points a season. Surely it would have been better to release Ankergren. I do however think that TK wanted to leave prior to this. The biggest shock is Orlandi who when on form is a great asset to the club. The rest apart from DL were predictable. Lets hope they have ready made replacements that are just as good. To me it looks like we are heading for a mid table season next season.[/p][/quote]TK is a want a way player and his performances in the last half dozen games have shown that. Any keeper worth his salt will save 10 points a season or more. Tk did his job well but was a bag of nerves by the end of the season. Ankergren is happy to play number 3 and we have an excellent prospect in Walton to deputise so I suspect a senior keeper will be on the shopping list. Shame about Orlandi as he had class but was never fit, the rest are predictable and pave the way for some fit and firing players to come in. dinobha
  • Score: 17

1:52pm Wed 14 May 14

AburridoEnTrabajo says...

Sounds like Kuszczak wanted to leave and he might regret it. His excellent shot stopping has covered up some real problems with crosses and distribution in general. We've got a real prospect in Walton and I expect that's why Brez is off as well. With a quality keeper on loan for this season and Ankergren and Walton on the bench we'll be in a good place. I wasn't that surprised about Orlandi, a great player when he's fit but he must have been on decent wages, and for that you have to start regularly. Creative midfielders aren't that hard to come by, and they really need to be available to play. How many times did we see Ulloa stuck up front on his own last season while Orlandi was stuck on the physio's table?
Sounds like Kuszczak wanted to leave and he might regret it. His excellent shot stopping has covered up some real problems with crosses and distribution in general. We've got a real prospect in Walton and I expect that's why Brez is off as well. With a quality keeper on loan for this season and Ankergren and Walton on the bench we'll be in a good place. I wasn't that surprised about Orlandi, a great player when he's fit but he must have been on decent wages, and for that you have to start regularly. Creative midfielders aren't that hard to come by, and they really need to be available to play. How many times did we see Ulloa stuck up front on his own last season while Orlandi was stuck on the physio's table? AburridoEnTrabajo
  • Score: 13

1:53pm Wed 14 May 14

Zamora25 says...

Why keep Ankegren and release Kuszczak?
Why keep Ankegren and release Kuszczak? Zamora25
  • Score: -7

2:00pm Wed 14 May 14

Seagull96 says...

Surely the club wouldn't release 2 keepers without the knowledge that somebody will be on the way in. Emiliano Viviano looks the business, capped 6 times for Italy, not bad for someone competing with Gigi Buffon and Abbiati of Milan! Was only bought in as a reserve at Arsenal, due to niggling injuries to Wojiech Scsczczcszcszezeny (correct me if I'm wrong)! Currently still at Palermo who just won Serie B so they are obviously content with their current keeper. Would be an amazing replacement for TK in my mind.
As for Orlandi, looked particularly lethargic over the past few games, maybe due to that injury but did not look the business anyway. With the departure of Spanish Dave, Andrea and Keith Andrews, a new, influential and exciting midfielder is needed to pull strings. Mentions of Jonathon Dos Santos of Barcelona? I'm sure we'll find out in due course! UTA!
Surely the club wouldn't release 2 keepers without the knowledge that somebody will be on the way in. Emiliano Viviano looks the business, capped 6 times for Italy, not bad for someone competing with Gigi Buffon and Abbiati of Milan! Was only bought in as a reserve at Arsenal, due to niggling injuries to Wojiech Scsczczcszcszezeny (correct me if I'm wrong)! Currently still at Palermo who just won Serie B so they are obviously content with their current keeper. Would be an amazing replacement for TK in my mind. As for Orlandi, looked particularly lethargic over the past few games, maybe due to that injury but did not look the business anyway. With the departure of Spanish Dave, Andrea and Keith Andrews, a new, influential and exciting midfielder is needed to pull strings. Mentions of Jonathon Dos Santos of Barcelona? I'm sure we'll find out in due course! UTA! Seagull96
  • Score: 6

2:02pm Wed 14 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

Zamora25 wrote:
Why keep Ankegren and release Kuszczak?
Do you remember when Poyet kept putting himslef in the shop window, suggesting that he was destined to manage a bigger club, TK did exactly the same thing a few months ago, he said how he thought he should be back in the prem div, he even told us that his agent was talking to other clubs, why would we offer him a new contract, one that he would certainly turn down.
[quote][p][bold]Zamora25[/bold] wrote: Why keep Ankegren and release Kuszczak?[/p][/quote]Do you remember when Poyet kept putting himslef in the shop window, suggesting that he was destined to manage a bigger club, TK did exactly the same thing a few months ago, he said how he thought he should be back in the prem div, he even told us that his agent was talking to other clubs, why would we offer him a new contract, one that he would certainly turn down. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 17

2:03pm Wed 14 May 14

Bushell17 says...

We must work hard and get Ward signed as early as possible before someone else does. If as speculated on here Ulloa goes for 6 million plus, that with the budget for the new season and the released players wages should give the new manager some funds to work with. However, as we need a new goalkeeper, centre back, two strikers ( if Ulloa goes ) and two midfield players they will have to work hard and get that right or we will indeed finish mid-table next season. The next few weeks will be interesting.
We must work hard and get Ward signed as early as possible before someone else does. If as speculated on here Ulloa goes for 6 million plus, that with the budget for the new season and the released players wages should give the new manager some funds to work with. However, as we need a new goalkeeper, centre back, two strikers ( if Ulloa goes ) and two midfield players they will have to work hard and get that right or we will indeed finish mid-table next season. The next few weeks will be interesting. Bushell17
  • Score: 5

2:05pm Wed 14 May 14

Neville says...

Cannot understand keepin Ankergren unless he is going to be third choice.Walton needs to warm the bench a few times but we really need an experienced top class goalkeeper,thought most of the teams we played had v good keepers,so hopefully this will be addressed.
If we are to challenge seriously then we cannot carry players,unfortunatel
y we have been doing that due constant injuries. Let's hope we sign Ward,reliable and virtually injury free.Would imagine Ic and bs will be challenged by younger players hopefully..Would like to see Masimenko used next season.
Cannot understand keepin Ankergren unless he is going to be third choice.Walton needs to warm the bench a few times but we really need an experienced top class goalkeeper,thought most of the teams we played had v good keepers,so hopefully this will be addressed. If we are to challenge seriously then we cannot carry players,unfortunatel y we have been doing that due constant injuries. Let's hope we sign Ward,reliable and virtually injury free.Would imagine Ic and bs will be challenged by younger players hopefully..Would like to see Masimenko used next season. Neville
  • Score: 8

2:09pm Wed 14 May 14

pablobrowno says...

Blimey calm down everyone! Does anyone really believe these were all Jones' or Burke's decisions? It is not black and white like most are suggesting. There is masses going on behind the scenes that we are not and never will be remotely privy to. Tomasz obviously either wanted too much money or fell out with the club at some point, hence his talk about speaking to Prem league clubs. He may have tried to blackmail the club and they are showing they do not respond positively to that. He has been great for us but after his last few performances he did not inspire confidence and probably helped make up the club's mind. Compare his performances to Lee Grant's in the Derby goal? There are many good keepers out there, they are not expensive, and we will sign one,.

I actually think the players we are releasing DO show a sign of our ambition, in that they are no longer good enough to play for Brighton in one respect or another,. This must free up wages significantly to start the re-building process.

The future is bright, the future is (probably) blue and white!
Blimey calm down everyone! Does anyone really believe these were all Jones' or Burke's decisions? It is not black and white like most are suggesting. There is masses going on behind the scenes that we are not and never will be remotely privy to. Tomasz obviously either wanted too much money or fell out with the club at some point, hence his talk about speaking to Prem league clubs. He may have tried to blackmail the club and they are showing they do not respond positively to that. He has been great for us but after his last few performances he did not inspire confidence and probably helped make up the club's mind. Compare his performances to Lee Grant's in the Derby goal? There are many good keepers out there, they are not expensive, and we will sign one,. I actually think the players we are releasing DO show a sign of our ambition, in that they are no longer good enough to play for Brighton in one respect or another,. This must free up wages significantly to start the re-building process. The future is bright, the future is (probably) blue and white! pablobrowno
  • Score: 23

2:11pm Wed 14 May 14

Towner83 says...

TK wanted to leave so it's no surprise. The sheer fact he came out before the playoffs and said that he was going to be playing prem football next season with or without the Albion proves that. Orlandi was not going to be a first 11 regular, injury prone and was high wages, so could be a shrewd move. As mentioned, I'm gutted for Hoskins also, felt we could have given him a year. The keeper I'd like us to sign is yeovil's Marek Stech. Big presence and looked a good keeper at the Amex, just a shame he had no defence in front of him. He's available on a free and I suggest snapping him up ASAP. I was on here last season suggesting that we sign Albert Adomah from Bristol City when they'd just got relegated after his performance against us only for m'boro to grab him for just £1million. Also, not sure what the rest of you think about this, but I thought Paddy McCourt was different class against us for Barnsley at the Amex this season and ran the show. He's been released by Barnsley and might be worth snapping up as well imo

UTA!
TK wanted to leave so it's no surprise. The sheer fact he came out before the playoffs and said that he was going to be playing prem football next season with or without the Albion proves that. Orlandi was not going to be a first 11 regular, injury prone and was high wages, so could be a shrewd move. As mentioned, I'm gutted for Hoskins also, felt we could have given him a year. The keeper I'd like us to sign is yeovil's Marek Stech. Big presence and looked a good keeper at the Amex, just a shame he had no defence in front of him. He's available on a free and I suggest snapping him up ASAP. I was on here last season suggesting that we sign Albert Adomah from Bristol City when they'd just got relegated after his performance against us only for m'boro to grab him for just £1million. Also, not sure what the rest of you think about this, but I thought Paddy McCourt was different class against us for Barnsley at the Amex this season and ran the show. He's been released by Barnsley and might be worth snapping up as well imo UTA! Towner83
  • Score: 8

2:13pm Wed 14 May 14

ballantrrae says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
TK let it be known some time ago that he wanted prem football, he told us that his agent was talking to various people, it shouldn't be a surprise that we are not offering him a new deal, he wants out.
Orlandi, again we shouldn't be surprised, fitness issues the main problem and it's about time that we replaced high earners that spend a lot of the season unavailable. Brez and Lopez, Hoskins and Rodriguez, no suprises there.
I doubt that this is the end of the departures, there could be a sale or two.
Nicely summed up Vegas.
So it looks as if we will be looking to add the following to the squad:-
a FB (possibly Ward)
a CB to play with MU (assuming he accepts the offer) and GG
3 midfielders to replace Lopez and Orlandi (a top attacking creative midfielder please) and also the departed Andrews and Bridcutt (a powerhouse midfielder type)
2 strikers in place of Hoskins and Barnes/Rodriguez
1 probably 2 GKs in place of TK and Brez. With Grant Smith also released Walton will be the main DS goalkeeper.
Of course if anybody else like Ulloa or Buckley (which wouldn't surprise me) were to leave then they would need replacing as well.
One other thought the DS looks light on strikers with only Goodwin since Dickenson is a wide front player really.
A busy period of recruitment ahead for our new Manager this summer. Lets hope the Recruitment department can support him properly this window. Lets also hope we get most of our acquisitions in sooner rather than later so we/they can have a proper pre-season.
Much will depend on the newly appointed Manager . UTA.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: TK let it be known some time ago that he wanted prem football, he told us that his agent was talking to various people, it shouldn't be a surprise that we are not offering him a new deal, he wants out. Orlandi, again we shouldn't be surprised, fitness issues the main problem and it's about time that we replaced high earners that spend a lot of the season unavailable. Brez and Lopez, Hoskins and Rodriguez, no suprises there. I doubt that this is the end of the departures, there could be a sale or two.[/p][/quote]Nicely summed up Vegas. So it looks as if we will be looking to add the following to the squad:- a FB (possibly Ward) a CB to play with MU (assuming he accepts the offer) and GG 3 midfielders to replace Lopez and Orlandi (a top attacking creative midfielder please) and also the departed Andrews and Bridcutt (a powerhouse midfielder type) 2 strikers in place of Hoskins and Barnes/Rodriguez 1 probably 2 GKs in place of TK and Brez. With Grant Smith also released Walton will be the main DS goalkeeper. Of course if anybody else like Ulloa or Buckley (which wouldn't surprise me) were to leave then they would need replacing as well. One other thought the DS looks light on strikers with only Goodwin since Dickenson is a wide front player really. A busy period of recruitment ahead for our new Manager this summer. Lets hope the Recruitment department can support him properly this window. Lets also hope we get most of our acquisitions in sooner rather than later so we/they can have a proper pre-season. Much will depend on the newly appointed Manager . UTA. ballantrrae
  • Score: 4

2:20pm Wed 14 May 14

mikeygit says...

No one can be surprised at a clear out. Tomaz was on the cards--rumblings about him for some time--sorry about Hoskins but maybe they thought it was too much of a risk keeping him when he is unproved after his long lay off?? A very good goalkeeper now needed as Casper not up to the job---IMO Glad Calde been kept as he is an excellent man to have around to calm things down if needed and also to mentor the young ones. One for the future at the club when he retires. Be interesting to see who the new manager is, how much leeway he is given and how much money and IMPORTANTLY, who he is ABLE to sign. Yet another interesting few weeks and months ahead!!! NEXT Blooms statement??
No one can be surprised at a clear out. Tomaz was on the cards--rumblings about him for some time--sorry about Hoskins but maybe they thought it was too much of a risk keeping him when he is unproved after his long lay off?? A very good goalkeeper now needed as Casper not up to the job---IMO Glad Calde been kept as he is an excellent man to have around to calm things down if needed and also to mentor the young ones. One for the future at the club when he retires. Be interesting to see who the new manager is, how much leeway he is given and how much money and IMPORTANTLY, who he is ABLE to sign. Yet another interesting few weeks and months ahead!!! NEXT Blooms statement?? mikeygit
  • Score: 4

2:21pm Wed 14 May 14

russellsnr2 says...

Suggestion a new keeper if we can afford him as he is looking for a new challenge (his words) Victor Valdes from Barcelona he is 32 but what experience to have at the back!
He actually states "The 32-year-old said he would leave the Camp Nou at the end of this season, following 12 years since his first-team debut, in search of a new challenge with a different club."
Suggestion a new keeper if we can afford him as he is looking for a new challenge (his words) Victor Valdes from Barcelona he is 32 but what experience to have at the back! He actually states "The 32-year-old said he would leave the Camp Nou at the end of this season, following 12 years since his first-team debut, in search of a new challenge with a different club." russellsnr2
  • Score: 1

2:22pm Wed 14 May 14

Murray's Mint says...

pablobrowno wrote:
Blimey calm down everyone! Does anyone really believe these were all Jones' or Burke's decisions? It is not black and white like most are suggesting. There is masses going on behind the scenes that we are not and never will be remotely privy to. Tomasz obviously either wanted too much money or fell out with the club at some point, hence his talk about speaking to Prem league clubs. He may have tried to blackmail the club and they are showing they do not respond positively to that. He has been great for us but after his last few performances he did not inspire confidence and probably helped make up the club's mind. Compare his performances to Lee Grant's in the Derby goal? There are many good keepers out there, they are not expensive, and we will sign one,.

I actually think the players we are releasing DO show a sign of our ambition, in that they are no longer good enough to play for Brighton in one respect or another,. This must free up wages significantly to start the re-building process.

The future is bright, the future is (probably) blue and white!
Spot on. People need to calm down. Cull some of the top earners who want away or are injury prone, and jettison the dead wood. Job done. Then reinvest the wages on new players, reinvigorate the squad with new faces an away we go again. Obviously a new manager in place to have an input in to new recruits would be beneficial, but let's not get all doom and gloom about this retained list, I can't see any huge surprises in it.

Still a great time to be an Albion fan. Sit back and enjoy the ride, it's never dull
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: Blimey calm down everyone! Does anyone really believe these were all Jones' or Burke's decisions? It is not black and white like most are suggesting. There is masses going on behind the scenes that we are not and never will be remotely privy to. Tomasz obviously either wanted too much money or fell out with the club at some point, hence his talk about speaking to Prem league clubs. He may have tried to blackmail the club and they are showing they do not respond positively to that. He has been great for us but after his last few performances he did not inspire confidence and probably helped make up the club's mind. Compare his performances to Lee Grant's in the Derby goal? There are many good keepers out there, they are not expensive, and we will sign one,. I actually think the players we are releasing DO show a sign of our ambition, in that they are no longer good enough to play for Brighton in one respect or another,. This must free up wages significantly to start the re-building process. The future is bright, the future is (probably) blue and white![/p][/quote]Spot on. People need to calm down. Cull some of the top earners who want away or are injury prone, and jettison the dead wood. Job done. Then reinvest the wages on new players, reinvigorate the squad with new faces an away we go again. Obviously a new manager in place to have an input in to new recruits would be beneficial, but let's not get all doom and gloom about this retained list, I can't see any huge surprises in it. Still a great time to be an Albion fan. Sit back and enjoy the ride, it's never dull Murray's Mint
  • Score: 13

2:25pm Wed 14 May 14

AGT999 says...

ballantrrae wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
TK let it be known some time ago that he wanted prem football, he told us that his agent was talking to various people, it shouldn't be a surprise that we are not offering him a new deal, he wants out.
Orlandi, again we shouldn't be surprised, fitness issues the main problem and it's about time that we replaced high earners that spend a lot of the season unavailable. Brez and Lopez, Hoskins and Rodriguez, no suprises there.
I doubt that this is the end of the departures, there could be a sale or two.
Nicely summed up Vegas.
So it looks as if we will be looking to add the following to the squad:-
a FB (possibly Ward)
a CB to play with MU (assuming he accepts the offer) and GG
3 midfielders to replace Lopez and Orlandi (a top attacking creative midfielder please) and also the departed Andrews and Bridcutt (a powerhouse midfielder type)
2 strikers in place of Hoskins and Barnes/Rodriguez
1 probably 2 GKs in place of TK and Brez. With Grant Smith also released Walton will be the main DS goalkeeper.
Of course if anybody else like Ulloa or Buckley (which wouldn't surprise me) were to leave then they would need replacing as well.
One other thought the DS looks light on strikers with only Goodwin since Dickenson is a wide front player really.
A busy period of recruitment ahead for our new Manager this summer. Lets hope the Recruitment department can support him properly this window. Lets also hope we get most of our acquisitions in sooner rather than later so we/they can have a proper pre-season.
Much will depend on the newly appointed Manager . UTA.
With the aforementioned shopping list, the new manager will hopefully have the opportunity to build a side in his own image. This makes it more important to find the RIGHT man ASAP so that he can influence the selection of new players
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: TK let it be known some time ago that he wanted prem football, he told us that his agent was talking to various people, it shouldn't be a surprise that we are not offering him a new deal, he wants out. Orlandi, again we shouldn't be surprised, fitness issues the main problem and it's about time that we replaced high earners that spend a lot of the season unavailable. Brez and Lopez, Hoskins and Rodriguez, no suprises there. I doubt that this is the end of the departures, there could be a sale or two.[/p][/quote]Nicely summed up Vegas. So it looks as if we will be looking to add the following to the squad:- a FB (possibly Ward) a CB to play with MU (assuming he accepts the offer) and GG 3 midfielders to replace Lopez and Orlandi (a top attacking creative midfielder please) and also the departed Andrews and Bridcutt (a powerhouse midfielder type) 2 strikers in place of Hoskins and Barnes/Rodriguez 1 probably 2 GKs in place of TK and Brez. With Grant Smith also released Walton will be the main DS goalkeeper. Of course if anybody else like Ulloa or Buckley (which wouldn't surprise me) were to leave then they would need replacing as well. One other thought the DS looks light on strikers with only Goodwin since Dickenson is a wide front player really. A busy period of recruitment ahead for our new Manager this summer. Lets hope the Recruitment department can support him properly this window. Lets also hope we get most of our acquisitions in sooner rather than later so we/they can have a proper pre-season. Much will depend on the newly appointed Manager . UTA.[/p][/quote]With the aforementioned shopping list, the new manager will hopefully have the opportunity to build a side in his own image. This makes it more important to find the RIGHT man ASAP so that he can influence the selection of new players AGT999
  • Score: 9

2:36pm Wed 14 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

AGT999 wrote:
ballantrrae wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
TK let it be known some time ago that he wanted prem football, he told us that his agent was talking to various people, it shouldn't be a surprise that we are not offering him a new deal, he wants out.
Orlandi, again we shouldn't be surprised, fitness issues the main problem and it's about time that we replaced high earners that spend a lot of the season unavailable. Brez and Lopez, Hoskins and Rodriguez, no suprises there.
I doubt that this is the end of the departures, there could be a sale or two.
Nicely summed up Vegas.
So it looks as if we will be looking to add the following to the squad:-
a FB (possibly Ward)
a CB to play with MU (assuming he accepts the offer) and GG
3 midfielders to replace Lopez and Orlandi (a top attacking creative midfielder please) and also the departed Andrews and Bridcutt (a powerhouse midfielder type)
2 strikers in place of Hoskins and Barnes/Rodriguez
1 probably 2 GKs in place of TK and Brez. With Grant Smith also released Walton will be the main DS goalkeeper.
Of course if anybody else like Ulloa or Buckley (which wouldn't surprise me) were to leave then they would need replacing as well.
One other thought the DS looks light on strikers with only Goodwin since Dickenson is a wide front player really.
A busy period of recruitment ahead for our new Manager this summer. Lets hope the Recruitment department can support him properly this window. Lets also hope we get most of our acquisitions in sooner rather than later so we/they can have a proper pre-season.
Much will depend on the newly appointed Manager . UTA.
With the aforementioned shopping list, the new manager will hopefully have the opportunity to build a side in his own image. This makes it more important to find the RIGHT man ASAP so that he can influence the selection of new players
Hi bro.
We do appear to have quite a long shopping list, those that are going now added to those we didn't replace last season, and possibly one or two more to leave before the dust settles.
As you say, this is a great chancefor a new manager to build a squad that, 'he,' wants, one that will probably play a simillar style to what we have become accustomed to, but with a better cutting edge.

The key to this season might not be who we buy, we can only buy those we can afford, it just might all come down to who we, 'borrow,' on season long deals. If our new manager can bring in three quality loanees, players out of our reach regarding purchase price, but affordable re wages, that could make all the difference, and this fact might actually affect who we choose as manager. Borrow a CB, a creative MF and a striker, we should be able to buy the rest.
[quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: TK let it be known some time ago that he wanted prem football, he told us that his agent was talking to various people, it shouldn't be a surprise that we are not offering him a new deal, he wants out. Orlandi, again we shouldn't be surprised, fitness issues the main problem and it's about time that we replaced high earners that spend a lot of the season unavailable. Brez and Lopez, Hoskins and Rodriguez, no suprises there. I doubt that this is the end of the departures, there could be a sale or two.[/p][/quote]Nicely summed up Vegas. So it looks as if we will be looking to add the following to the squad:- a FB (possibly Ward) a CB to play with MU (assuming he accepts the offer) and GG 3 midfielders to replace Lopez and Orlandi (a top attacking creative midfielder please) and also the departed Andrews and Bridcutt (a powerhouse midfielder type) 2 strikers in place of Hoskins and Barnes/Rodriguez 1 probably 2 GKs in place of TK and Brez. With Grant Smith also released Walton will be the main DS goalkeeper. Of course if anybody else like Ulloa or Buckley (which wouldn't surprise me) were to leave then they would need replacing as well. One other thought the DS looks light on strikers with only Goodwin since Dickenson is a wide front player really. A busy period of recruitment ahead for our new Manager this summer. Lets hope the Recruitment department can support him properly this window. Lets also hope we get most of our acquisitions in sooner rather than later so we/they can have a proper pre-season. Much will depend on the newly appointed Manager . UTA.[/p][/quote]With the aforementioned shopping list, the new manager will hopefully have the opportunity to build a side in his own image. This makes it more important to find the RIGHT man ASAP so that he can influence the selection of new players[/p][/quote]Hi bro. We do appear to have quite a long shopping list, those that are going now added to those we didn't replace last season, and possibly one or two more to leave before the dust settles. As you say, this is a great chancefor a new manager to build a squad that, 'he,' wants, one that will probably play a simillar style to what we have become accustomed to, but with a better cutting edge. The key to this season might not be who we buy, we can only buy those we can afford, it just might all come down to who we, 'borrow,' on season long deals. If our new manager can bring in three quality loanees, players out of our reach regarding purchase price, but affordable re wages, that could make all the difference, and this fact might actually affect who we choose as manager. Borrow a CB, a creative MF and a striker, we should be able to buy the rest. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

2:39pm Wed 14 May 14

lighteninglee says...

so what players do we have left not many in my eyes. seriously need a top class goalie now won't get one as good a kuzack on a free. going to am a interesting few weeks ahead.
so what players do we have left not many in my eyes. seriously need a top class goalie now won't get one as good a kuzack on a free. going to am a interesting few weeks ahead. lighteninglee
  • Score: 0

2:45pm Wed 14 May 14

AGT999 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
ballantrrae wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
TK let it be known some time ago that he wanted prem football, he told us that his agent was talking to various people, it shouldn't be a surprise that we are not offering him a new deal, he wants out.
Orlandi, again we shouldn't be surprised, fitness issues the main problem and it's about time that we replaced high earners that spend a lot of the season unavailable. Brez and Lopez, Hoskins and Rodriguez, no suprises there.
I doubt that this is the end of the departures, there could be a sale or two.
Nicely summed up Vegas.
So it looks as if we will be looking to add the following to the squad:-
a FB (possibly Ward)
a CB to play with MU (assuming he accepts the offer) and GG
3 midfielders to replace Lopez and Orlandi (a top attacking creative midfielder please) and also the departed Andrews and Bridcutt (a powerhouse midfielder type)
2 strikers in place of Hoskins and Barnes/Rodriguez
1 probably 2 GKs in place of TK and Brez. With Grant Smith also released Walton will be the main DS goalkeeper.
Of course if anybody else like Ulloa or Buckley (which wouldn't surprise me) were to leave then they would need replacing as well.
One other thought the DS looks light on strikers with only Goodwin since Dickenson is a wide front player really.
A busy period of recruitment ahead for our new Manager this summer. Lets hope the Recruitment department can support him properly this window. Lets also hope we get most of our acquisitions in sooner rather than later so we/they can have a proper pre-season.
Much will depend on the newly appointed Manager . UTA.
With the aforementioned shopping list, the new manager will hopefully have the opportunity to build a side in his own image. This makes it more important to find the RIGHT man ASAP so that he can influence the selection of new players
Hi bro.
We do appear to have quite a long shopping list, those that are going now added to those we didn't replace last season, and possibly one or two more to leave before the dust settles.
As you say, this is a great chancefor a new manager to build a squad that, 'he,' wants, one that will probably play a simillar style to what we have become accustomed to, but with a better cutting edge.

The key to this season might not be who we buy, we can only buy those we can afford, it just might all come down to who we, 'borrow,' on season long deals. If our new manager can bring in three quality loanees, players out of our reach regarding purchase price, but affordable re wages, that could make all the difference, and this fact might actually affect who we choose as manager. Borrow a CB, a creative MF and a striker, we should be able to buy the rest.
Hi bruv,
I would like to see Ward signed up quickly before Wolves reconsider keeping him. Im very impressed with Dale Stephe a who was really settling in before getting injured, I can see him and Andrew Crofts working well together with Ince being the defensive midfielder. Interesting times AGAIN.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: TK let it be known some time ago that he wanted prem football, he told us that his agent was talking to various people, it shouldn't be a surprise that we are not offering him a new deal, he wants out. Orlandi, again we shouldn't be surprised, fitness issues the main problem and it's about time that we replaced high earners that spend a lot of the season unavailable. Brez and Lopez, Hoskins and Rodriguez, no suprises there. I doubt that this is the end of the departures, there could be a sale or two.[/p][/quote]Nicely summed up Vegas. So it looks as if we will be looking to add the following to the squad:- a FB (possibly Ward) a CB to play with MU (assuming he accepts the offer) and GG 3 midfielders to replace Lopez and Orlandi (a top attacking creative midfielder please) and also the departed Andrews and Bridcutt (a powerhouse midfielder type) 2 strikers in place of Hoskins and Barnes/Rodriguez 1 probably 2 GKs in place of TK and Brez. With Grant Smith also released Walton will be the main DS goalkeeper. Of course if anybody else like Ulloa or Buckley (which wouldn't surprise me) were to leave then they would need replacing as well. One other thought the DS looks light on strikers with only Goodwin since Dickenson is a wide front player really. A busy period of recruitment ahead for our new Manager this summer. Lets hope the Recruitment department can support him properly this window. Lets also hope we get most of our acquisitions in sooner rather than later so we/they can have a proper pre-season. Much will depend on the newly appointed Manager . UTA.[/p][/quote]With the aforementioned shopping list, the new manager will hopefully have the opportunity to build a side in his own image. This makes it more important to find the RIGHT man ASAP so that he can influence the selection of new players[/p][/quote]Hi bro. We do appear to have quite a long shopping list, those that are going now added to those we didn't replace last season, and possibly one or two more to leave before the dust settles. As you say, this is a great chancefor a new manager to build a squad that, 'he,' wants, one that will probably play a simillar style to what we have become accustomed to, but with a better cutting edge. The key to this season might not be who we buy, we can only buy those we can afford, it just might all come down to who we, 'borrow,' on season long deals. If our new manager can bring in three quality loanees, players out of our reach regarding purchase price, but affordable re wages, that could make all the difference, and this fact might actually affect who we choose as manager. Borrow a CB, a creative MF and a striker, we should be able to buy the rest.[/p][/quote]Hi bruv, I would like to see Ward signed up quickly before Wolves reconsider keeping him. Im very impressed with Dale Stephe a who was really settling in before getting injured, I can see him and Andrew Crofts working well together with Ince being the defensive midfielder. Interesting times AGAIN. AGT999
  • Score: 8

2:52pm Wed 14 May 14

JeffLomer says...

Zamora25 wrote:
Why keep Ankegren and release Kuszczak?
I asked the same question mate, got so many thumbs down it made me laugh, nice to see so many on here, when we win there's 40 regular posts, when something like this happens every man and his dog posts on here, some off the names I ain't seen all season unless we lost!!
[quote][p][bold]Zamora25[/bold] wrote: Why keep Ankegren and release Kuszczak?[/p][/quote]I asked the same question mate, got so many thumbs down it made me laugh, nice to see so many on here, when we win there's 40 regular posts, when something like this happens every man and his dog posts on here, some off the names I ain't seen all season unless we lost!! JeffLomer
  • Score: -7

2:57pm Wed 14 May 14

Neville says...

If we were to field a team now and assuming all fit:
CA
SB GG MU AC
AC RI DS JFC
CMS LU

Subs
TW KLL WB LD ???

My view is that Ulloa,Buckley and KLL will leave. So it's an ageing and slow team currently. We def need to sign Ward,not too many good left backs around.
If we were to field a team now and assuming all fit: CA SB GG MU AC AC RI DS JFC CMS LU Subs TW KLL WB LD ??? My view is that Ulloa,Buckley and KLL will leave. So it's an ageing and slow team currently. We def need to sign Ward,not too many good left backs around. Neville
  • Score: 3

2:58pm Wed 14 May 14

Neville says...

Apologies ommitted SM
Apologies ommitted SM Neville
  • Score: 2

2:58pm Wed 14 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

AGT999
Yep agree about Ward and Stephens, I thought that Wolves had alredy made it clear that Ward can go, but I may have that wrong, best to get him before other clubs start to consider him.
With Greer and Upson staying, assuming they do, Calde and Bruno as well, I don't see any indication that we have plans to fix the lack of pace at the back issue. Now it might be that a new manager will, but where would that leave Greer and Bruno, with Upson being a nailed on starter next to Ward?
AGT999 Yep agree about Ward and Stephens, I thought that Wolves had alredy made it clear that Ward can go, but I may have that wrong, best to get him before other clubs start to consider him. With Greer and Upson staying, assuming they do, Calde and Bruno as well, I don't see any indication that we have plans to fix the lack of pace at the back issue. Now it might be that a new manager will, but where would that leave Greer and Bruno, with Upson being a nailed on starter next to Ward? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

3:06pm Wed 14 May 14

thebigun says...

Tony the tiger eastbourne wrote:
WTF!!! Totally gobsmacked by Tomas and Orlandi not having their contacts renewed. What planet is Burke and Jones on! Hopefully Jones wont be here when the new manager arrives, and I hope its not an internal appointment,because Jones aint the man for the Job. The other releases are correct but Tomas saved us on anumber of occasions this year. Orlandi was just getting back to something of his best to. It all depends on when the new manager settles into whether we have a team fit to compete forthe premiership next year. I doubt it if Jones is our man!!! **** off
AND TK also lost us on a number of occasions
[quote][p][bold]Tony the tiger eastbourne[/bold] wrote: WTF!!! Totally gobsmacked by Tomas and Orlandi not having their contacts renewed. What planet is Burke and Jones on! Hopefully Jones wont be here when the new manager arrives, and I hope its not an internal appointment,because Jones aint the man for the Job. The other releases are correct but Tomas saved us on anumber of occasions this year. Orlandi was just getting back to something of his best to. It all depends on when the new manager settles into whether we have a team fit to compete forthe premiership next year. I doubt it if Jones is our man!!! **** off[/p][/quote]AND TK also lost us on a number of occasions thebigun
  • Score: 3

3:08pm Wed 14 May 14

thebigun says...

ALSO Orlandi was a great player But when has he has a good game this year{at home]
ALSO Orlandi was a great player But when has he has a good game this year{at home] thebigun
  • Score: 2

3:11pm Wed 14 May 14

Hampshire Gull says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Well done Jones we've let the big pole go and we've seriously kept Casper
Taxi for Jones!!
Up the Albion!!!!
It's been an emotionally tough season with Jones and Burke attracting the vitriol now. But let's be logical here. This list was done weeks ago - so whatever you feel about Jones he was probably the mug who had to tell the players what had been decided rather than the one who decided! Sorry to see TK go (would have preferred to see Brez & Ank go) but we knew he was going weeks ago & his performances lately weren't that great. If we get a good goalie on loan for the first team than that's surely OK. Orlandi was out for lots of the season so who knows maybe the medics know more than we do - perhaps they reckoned he might spend a lot of time next year injured.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Well done Jones we've let the big pole go and we've seriously kept Casper Taxi for Jones!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]It's been an emotionally tough season with Jones and Burke attracting the vitriol now. But let's be logical here. This list was done weeks ago - so whatever you feel about Jones he was probably the mug who had to tell the players what had been decided rather than the one who decided! Sorry to see TK go (would have preferred to see Brez & Ank go) but we knew he was going weeks ago & his performances lately weren't that great. If we get a good goalie on loan for the first team than that's surely OK. Orlandi was out for lots of the season so who knows maybe the medics know more than we do - perhaps they reckoned he might spend a lot of time next year injured. Hampshire Gull
  • Score: 5

3:19pm Wed 14 May 14

Carter_Cooldancer says...

I think it is pretty clear that Casper is being signed as the number 2/backup and a new number 1 keeper will be signed. I am not too bothered about TK going. His performances at the end of the season were unconvincing to say the least. Yes he was a match/point winner for long periods but he's not as good as he used to be, and he gets paid a lot of money.

Orlandi was great last year, but is also on near premiership wages and is injury prone and out of form. I can see their decision here too.

No issues with the Spanish Dave's going either and really pleased Upson and LuaLua are in their sights.

keep the faith, they are just clearing the decks for the new manager to come in and build the team.
I think it is pretty clear that Casper is being signed as the number 2/backup and a new number 1 keeper will be signed. I am not too bothered about TK going. His performances at the end of the season were unconvincing to say the least. Yes he was a match/point winner for long periods but he's not as good as he used to be, and he gets paid a lot of money. Orlandi was great last year, but is also on near premiership wages and is injury prone and out of form. I can see their decision here too. No issues with the Spanish Dave's going either and really pleased Upson and LuaLua are in their sights. keep the faith, they are just clearing the decks for the new manager to come in and build the team. Carter_Cooldancer
  • Score: 17

3:22pm Wed 14 May 14

Lamby63 says...

Mad to let Orlandi go , he is by far the player at the club , all of the others are replaceable
Mad to let Orlandi go , he is by far the player at the club , all of the others are replaceable Lamby63
  • Score: -4

3:36pm Wed 14 May 14

ballantrrae says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
ballantrrae wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
TK let it be known some time ago that he wanted prem football, he told us that his agent was talking to various people, it shouldn't be a surprise that we are not offering him a new deal, he wants out.
Orlandi, again we shouldn't be surprised, fitness issues the main problem and it's about time that we replaced high earners that spend a lot of the season unavailable. Brez and Lopez, Hoskins and Rodriguez, no suprises there.
I doubt that this is the end of the departures, there could be a sale or two.
Nicely summed up Vegas.
So it looks as if we will be looking to add the following to the squad:-
a FB (possibly Ward)
a CB to play with MU (assuming he accepts the offer) and GG
3 midfielders to replace Lopez and Orlandi (a top attacking creative midfielder please) and also the departed Andrews and Bridcutt (a powerhouse midfielder type)
2 strikers in place of Hoskins and Barnes/Rodriguez
1 probably 2 GKs in place of TK and Brez. With Grant Smith also released Walton will be the main DS goalkeeper.
Of course if anybody else like Ulloa or Buckley (which wouldn't surprise me) were to leave then they would need replacing as well.
One other thought the DS looks light on strikers with only Goodwin since Dickenson is a wide front player really.
A busy period of recruitment ahead for our new Manager this summer. Lets hope the Recruitment department can support him properly this window. Lets also hope we get most of our acquisitions in sooner rather than later so we/they can have a proper pre-season.
Much will depend on the newly appointed Manager . UTA.
With the aforementioned shopping list, the new manager will hopefully have the opportunity to build a side in his own image. This makes it more important to find the RIGHT man ASAP so that he can influence the selection of new players
Hi bro.
We do appear to have quite a long shopping list, those that are going now added to those we didn't replace last season, and possibly one or two more to leave before the dust settles.
As you say, this is a great chancefor a new manager to build a squad that, 'he,' wants, one that will probably play a simillar style to what we have become accustomed to, but with a better cutting edge.

The key to this season might not be who we buy, we can only buy those we can afford, it just might all come down to who we, 'borrow,' on season long deals. If our new manager can bring in three quality loanees, players out of our reach regarding purchase price, but affordable re wages, that could make all the difference, and this fact might actually affect who we choose as manager. Borrow a CB, a creative MF and a striker, we should be able to buy the rest.
2 Good posts and I agree that the new Manager should be able to structure the squad as he wants and feels is necessary. He certainly has the opportunity unless our HOF and his department don't support him properly and underperform (again).
I also agree with Vegas's comment about long term loan signings. It was interesting to note that three of Derby's most effective players on Sunday were young Loanees - namely Wisdom (Liverpool), Thorn (WBA) and Bamford (Chelsea). The first two started whilst Bamford came off the bench to lay on one of Derby's goals.
Changing subject I have just read Tony Bloom's statement regarding the released players where he thanks them and the loanees for their contributions. Sadly someone messed up by omitting Craig Conway's name from the list of Loanees. I hope an apology is offered and issued.
I thought that Conway together with Ward was one of the two real loan successes this season although Lingard had his moments. Conway didn't have a bad game and became more influential the more he played and was outstanding in the home match against Leicester. I thought we missed him after he left and I feel sure Ulloa would have benefited from his crosses into the box.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: TK let it be known some time ago that he wanted prem football, he told us that his agent was talking to various people, it shouldn't be a surprise that we are not offering him a new deal, he wants out. Orlandi, again we shouldn't be surprised, fitness issues the main problem and it's about time that we replaced high earners that spend a lot of the season unavailable. Brez and Lopez, Hoskins and Rodriguez, no suprises there. I doubt that this is the end of the departures, there could be a sale or two.[/p][/quote]Nicely summed up Vegas. So it looks as if we will be looking to add the following to the squad:- a FB (possibly Ward) a CB to play with MU (assuming he accepts the offer) and GG 3 midfielders to replace Lopez and Orlandi (a top attacking creative midfielder please) and also the departed Andrews and Bridcutt (a powerhouse midfielder type) 2 strikers in place of Hoskins and Barnes/Rodriguez 1 probably 2 GKs in place of TK and Brez. With Grant Smith also released Walton will be the main DS goalkeeper. Of course if anybody else like Ulloa or Buckley (which wouldn't surprise me) were to leave then they would need replacing as well. One other thought the DS looks light on strikers with only Goodwin since Dickenson is a wide front player really. A busy period of recruitment ahead for our new Manager this summer. Lets hope the Recruitment department can support him properly this window. Lets also hope we get most of our acquisitions in sooner rather than later so we/they can have a proper pre-season. Much will depend on the newly appointed Manager . UTA.[/p][/quote]With the aforementioned shopping list, the new manager will hopefully have the opportunity to build a side in his own image. This makes it more important to find the RIGHT man ASAP so that he can influence the selection of new players[/p][/quote]Hi bro. We do appear to have quite a long shopping list, those that are going now added to those we didn't replace last season, and possibly one or two more to leave before the dust settles. As you say, this is a great chancefor a new manager to build a squad that, 'he,' wants, one that will probably play a simillar style to what we have become accustomed to, but with a better cutting edge. The key to this season might not be who we buy, we can only buy those we can afford, it just might all come down to who we, 'borrow,' on season long deals. If our new manager can bring in three quality loanees, players out of our reach regarding purchase price, but affordable re wages, that could make all the difference, and this fact might actually affect who we choose as manager. Borrow a CB, a creative MF and a striker, we should be able to buy the rest.[/p][/quote]2 Good posts and I agree that the new Manager should be able to structure the squad as he wants and feels is necessary. He certainly has the opportunity unless our HOF and his department don't support him properly and underperform (again). I also agree with Vegas's comment about long term loan signings. It was interesting to note that three of Derby's most effective players on Sunday were young Loanees - namely Wisdom (Liverpool), Thorn (WBA) and Bamford (Chelsea). The first two started whilst Bamford came off the bench to lay on one of Derby's goals. Changing subject I have just read Tony Bloom's statement regarding the released players where he thanks them and the loanees for their contributions. Sadly someone messed up by omitting Craig Conway's name from the list of Loanees. I hope an apology is offered and issued. I thought that Conway together with Ward was one of the two real loan successes this season although Lingard had his moments. Conway didn't have a bad game and became more influential the more he played and was outstanding in the home match against Leicester. I thought we missed him after he left and I feel sure Ulloa would have benefited from his crosses into the box. ballantrrae
  • Score: 8

3:41pm Wed 14 May 14

Claude Back says...

ian@cotter wrote:
Should never have let Brian Powney go.
He's still there between the sticks.
Unfortunately, they are of the walking kind.
[quote][p][bold]ian@cotter[/bold] wrote: Should never have let Brian Powney go.[/p][/quote]He's still there between the sticks. Unfortunately, they are of the walking kind. Claude Back
  • Score: 9

3:44pm Wed 14 May 14

Claude Back says...

Tony the tiger eastbourne wrote:
WTF!!! Totally gobsmacked by Tomas and Orlandi not having their contacts renewed. What planet is Burke and Jones on! Hopefully Jones wont be here when the new manager arrives, and I hope its not an internal appointment,because Jones aint the man for the Job. The other releases are correct but Tomas saved us on anumber of occasions this year. Orlandi was just getting back to something of his best to. It all depends on when the new manager settles into whether we have a team fit to compete forthe premiership next year. I doubt it if Jones is our man!!! **** off
I think Jones thinks they can do a job for Yeovil when he gets there as manager..
[quote][p][bold]Tony the tiger eastbourne[/bold] wrote: WTF!!! Totally gobsmacked by Tomas and Orlandi not having their contacts renewed. What planet is Burke and Jones on! Hopefully Jones wont be here when the new manager arrives, and I hope its not an internal appointment,because Jones aint the man for the Job. The other releases are correct but Tomas saved us on anumber of occasions this year. Orlandi was just getting back to something of his best to. It all depends on when the new manager settles into whether we have a team fit to compete forthe premiership next year. I doubt it if Jones is our man!!! **** off[/p][/quote]I think Jones thinks they can do a job for Yeovil when he gets there as manager.. Claude Back
  • Score: 5

3:48pm Wed 14 May 14

ballantrrae says...

Neville wrote:
Apologies ommitted SM
What about IC on the bench Neville?
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: Apologies ommitted SM[/p][/quote]What about IC on the bench Neville? ballantrrae
  • Score: 2

3:53pm Wed 14 May 14

SMF20 says...

Lots of people forgetting (perhaps deliberately) that Kemy is still at the club too.

I saw Kemy just after the Blackpool game and was quite amazed by how much weight he had lost... Looked as fit as a butchers dog.

He might have an attitude and be a bit lazy but I genuinely think that he has ability in abundance. Get the right man in and Kemy might just be one of our stars of the show next season.

He will probably leave by mutual consent now :)

Uta
Lots of people forgetting (perhaps deliberately) that Kemy is still at the club too. I saw Kemy just after the Blackpool game and was quite amazed by how much weight he had lost... Looked as fit as a butchers dog. He might have an attitude and be a bit lazy but I genuinely think that he has ability in abundance. Get the right man in and Kemy might just be one of our stars of the show next season. He will probably leave by mutual consent now :) Uta SMF20
  • Score: 6

3:55pm Wed 14 May 14

AlanDuffy says...

Towner83 wrote:
TK wanted to leave so it's no surprise. The sheer fact he came out before the playoffs and said that he was going to be playing prem football next season with or without the Albion proves that. Orlandi was not going to be a first 11 regular, injury prone and was high wages, so could be a shrewd move. As mentioned, I'm gutted for Hoskins also, felt we could have given him a year. The keeper I'd like us to sign is yeovil's Marek Stech. Big presence and looked a good keeper at the Amex, just a shame he had no defence in front of him. He's available on a free and I suggest snapping him up ASAP. I was on here last season suggesting that we sign Albert Adomah from Bristol City when they'd just got relegated after his performance against us only for m'boro to grab him for just £1million. Also, not sure what the rest of you think about this, but I thought Paddy McCourt was different class against us for Barnsley at the Amex this season and ran the show. He's been released by Barnsley and might be worth snapping up as well imo

UTA!
Thank you Towner.....at last, someone who has some positive ideas ( and decent shouts, too ) instead of moaning defeatism.......obvi
ously we need to sign 6-8 players. I'd like to see a new manager appointed and let him have some input - he's the one who has to work with them.
[quote][p][bold]Towner83[/bold] wrote: TK wanted to leave so it's no surprise. The sheer fact he came out before the playoffs and said that he was going to be playing prem football next season with or without the Albion proves that. Orlandi was not going to be a first 11 regular, injury prone and was high wages, so could be a shrewd move. As mentioned, I'm gutted for Hoskins also, felt we could have given him a year. The keeper I'd like us to sign is yeovil's Marek Stech. Big presence and looked a good keeper at the Amex, just a shame he had no defence in front of him. He's available on a free and I suggest snapping him up ASAP. I was on here last season suggesting that we sign Albert Adomah from Bristol City when they'd just got relegated after his performance against us only for m'boro to grab him for just £1million. Also, not sure what the rest of you think about this, but I thought Paddy McCourt was different class against us for Barnsley at the Amex this season and ran the show. He's been released by Barnsley and might be worth snapping up as well imo UTA![/p][/quote]Thank you Towner.....at last, someone who has some positive ideas ( and decent shouts, too ) instead of moaning defeatism.......obvi ously we need to sign 6-8 players. I'd like to see a new manager appointed and let him have some input - he's the one who has to work with them. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 3

3:55pm Wed 14 May 14

Jules boy says...

Not fussed as long as we sign Ward, also think Linguard would be worth a punt. Now Brezo has gone we might get to the cup final!
Not fussed as long as we sign Ward, also think Linguard would be worth a punt. Now Brezo has gone we might get to the cup final! Jules boy
  • Score: 3

4:03pm Wed 14 May 14

Neville says...

Towner83
Totally agree with Paddy McCourt,best midfielder I saw at the Amex and Yeovil right back was good,young and pacey,just what we need.
Towner83 Totally agree with Paddy McCourt,best midfielder I saw at the Amex and Yeovil right back was good,young and pacey,just what we need. Neville
  • Score: 4

4:04pm Wed 14 May 14

Claude Back says...

Jules boy wrote:
Not fussed as long as we sign Ward, also think Linguard would be worth a punt. Now Brezo has gone we might get to the cup final!
Very droll, Jules, very droll. ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Jules boy[/bold] wrote: Not fussed as long as we sign Ward, also think Linguard would be worth a punt. Now Brezo has gone we might get to the cup final![/p][/quote]Very droll, Jules, very droll. ;-) Claude Back
  • Score: 3

4:06pm Wed 14 May 14

Neville says...

Ballantrae
Yes Ic On bench and Agustien
Thks
Ballantrae Yes Ic On bench and Agustien Thks Neville
  • Score: 1

4:15pm Wed 14 May 14

Chi-Seagull says...

Players come and go, just the same as managers, so lets hope the men in charge have the good sence to get some class players and a class manager to replace our losses so it can be third time lucky next season.
SEAGULLS !!
Players come and go, just the same as managers, so lets hope the men in charge have the good sence to get some class players and a class manager to replace our losses so it can be third time lucky next season. SEAGULLS !! Chi-Seagull
  • Score: 2

4:23pm Wed 14 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

I don't know if it's been mentioned or if anyone's listened yet, but there's an interesting 17 minute interview with Tony Bloom on the BBC website regarding OG etc.
http://www.bbc.co.uk
/sport/0/football/27
412432
I don't know if it's been mentioned or if anyone's listened yet, but there's an interesting 17 minute interview with Tony Bloom on the BBC website regarding OG etc. http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/football/27 412432 Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 1

4:25pm Wed 14 May 14

Mark Dixon says...

Trouble is we now know who's not staying but how many will now be sold?

And for those who gave me a -17 score first thing this morning on who's on there way out l only got two wrong.
Trouble is we now know who's not staying but how many will now be sold? And for those who gave me a -17 score first thing this morning on who's on there way out l only got two wrong. Mark Dixon
  • Score: 1

4:35pm Wed 14 May 14

john newman says...

New manager needed quickly to plan and mould a team!!
New manager needed quickly to plan and mould a team!! john newman
  • Score: 3

4:36pm Wed 14 May 14

wiseman of hove says...

SMF20 wrote:
Lots of people forgetting (perhaps deliberately) that Kemy is still at the club too.

I saw Kemy just after the Blackpool game and was quite amazed by how much weight he had lost... Looked as fit as a butchers dog.

He might have an attitude and be a bit lazy but I genuinely think that he has ability in abundance. Get the right man in and Kemy might just be one of our stars of the show next season.

He will probably leave by mutual consent now :)

Uta
He has a golden opportunity now.
Must not keep harking on about Sherwood - it's a cigarette paper between him and Malky - but Sherwood will not tolerate any player not giving 100%.
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: Lots of people forgetting (perhaps deliberately) that Kemy is still at the club too. I saw Kemy just after the Blackpool game and was quite amazed by how much weight he had lost... Looked as fit as a butchers dog. He might have an attitude and be a bit lazy but I genuinely think that he has ability in abundance. Get the right man in and Kemy might just be one of our stars of the show next season. He will probably leave by mutual consent now :) Uta[/p][/quote]He has a golden opportunity now. Must not keep harking on about Sherwood - it's a cigarette paper between him and Malky - but Sherwood will not tolerate any player not giving 100%. wiseman of hove
  • Score: 4

4:52pm Wed 14 May 14

wiseman of hove says...

Tony the tiger eastbourne wrote:
WTF!!! Totally gobsmacked by Tomas and Orlandi not having their contacts renewed. What planet is Burke and Jones on! Hopefully Jones wont be here when the new manager arrives, and I hope its not an internal appointment,because Jones aint the man for the Job. The other releases are correct but Tomas saved us on anumber of occasions this year. Orlandi was just getting back to something of his best to. It all depends on when the new manager settles into whether we have a team fit to compete forthe premiership next year. I doubt it if Jones is our man!!! **** off
Sherwood or Malky will bring in their own team. Being an erstwhile great fan of Orlandi I wish I could say I'm flabbergasted, Tony but I'm not. He has been a long time getting back to his best. No longer convinced he is right for a championship campaign - pains me to say it.
Tomas? Great performances but Bruno spat, 2nd Derby goal lethargy - he does not want to be here in my opinion - time to move on. Every keeper this season seems to have had a man of the match performance against us - specialist keeper coaches abound. We will find a replacement for Tomas.
[quote][p][bold]Tony the tiger eastbourne[/bold] wrote: WTF!!! Totally gobsmacked by Tomas and Orlandi not having their contacts renewed. What planet is Burke and Jones on! Hopefully Jones wont be here when the new manager arrives, and I hope its not an internal appointment,because Jones aint the man for the Job. The other releases are correct but Tomas saved us on anumber of occasions this year. Orlandi was just getting back to something of his best to. It all depends on when the new manager settles into whether we have a team fit to compete forthe premiership next year. I doubt it if Jones is our man!!! **** off[/p][/quote]Sherwood or Malky will bring in their own team. Being an erstwhile great fan of Orlandi I wish I could say I'm flabbergasted, Tony but I'm not. He has been a long time getting back to his best. No longer convinced he is right for a championship campaign - pains me to say it. Tomas? Great performances but Bruno spat, 2nd Derby goal lethargy - he does not want to be here in my opinion - time to move on. Every keeper this season seems to have had a man of the match performance against us - specialist keeper coaches abound. We will find a replacement for Tomas. wiseman of hove
  • Score: 6

4:54pm Wed 14 May 14

Mancgulled says...

I think those releases, barr the obvious two, are good news from the POV of the club really needing money to justify more strike options. They must be worried about breaching financial constraints and the only way to raise money would be to sell prize assets - never good for any club - or - trim the chaff and get the wage bill down so as to facilitate buying more strike power. Been saying all season they should nail down the back 4/5 - think they blew it with TK - if you read his article he intimates that he wanted to sort out his contract way back in September - Implicit in his interview is that they would not make an exception for him so he probably became disaffected and want-away - but to me - a huge loss. Ankergren - when between the sticks fills you with dread - not good enough - but then look - theres nothing to say that the club don't have someone else in mind is there? They still have money from sales and latest TV appearances and with that reduction in wage bill maybe that means new arrivals - still Beccio for me - hasn't featured all season must be bored stupid and is Argentine - so great strike partner! Also - last summer we signed new players before any manager was in place - like others - I would like to see teh new manager buy his own players!
I think those releases, barr the obvious two, are good news from the POV of the club really needing money to justify more strike options. They must be worried about breaching financial constraints and the only way to raise money would be to sell prize assets - never good for any club - or - trim the chaff and get the wage bill down so as to facilitate buying more strike power. Been saying all season they should nail down the back 4/5 - think they blew it with TK - if you read his article he intimates that he wanted to sort out his contract way back in September - Implicit in his interview is that they would not make an exception for him so he probably became disaffected and want-away - but to me - a huge loss. Ankergren - when between the sticks fills you with dread - not good enough - but then look - theres nothing to say that the club don't have someone else in mind is there? They still have money from sales and latest TV appearances and with that reduction in wage bill maybe that means new arrivals - still Beccio for me - hasn't featured all season must be bored stupid and is Argentine - so great strike partner! Also - last summer we signed new players before any manager was in place - like others - I would like to see teh new manager buy his own players! Mancgulled
  • Score: 1

5:01pm Wed 14 May 14

Mancgulled says...

Neville wrote:
Towner83
Totally agree with Paddy McCourt,best midfielder I saw at the Amex and Yeovil right back was good,young and pacey,just what we need.
thats the first time I heard anyone mention that bloke after that match - you're yalking about teh number 2 Ayling ? I sat there thinking exactly the same thing whilst watching that match - he was quality!
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: Towner83 Totally agree with Paddy McCourt,best midfielder I saw at the Amex and Yeovil right back was good,young and pacey,just what we need.[/p][/quote]thats the first time I heard anyone mention that bloke after that match - you're yalking about teh number 2 Ayling ? I sat there thinking exactly the same thing whilst watching that match - he was quality! Mancgulled
  • Score: 1

5:02pm Wed 14 May 14

Albion In Staffs says...

To me, it looks like an exercise in arithmetic than ability assessment. The. again, we may well have good alternatives lined up in the out of contract merry go round. Time to watch and wait......
To me, it looks like an exercise in arithmetic than ability assessment. The. again, we may well have good alternatives lined up in the out of contract merry go round. Time to watch and wait...... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 2

5:10pm Wed 14 May 14

graham w says...

Please everyone keep faith we have new stadia. We have a new unused training ground we still have some good players employed by the club we just need the right manager and a few addional players including a goal scorer........ enter grabbam.Uta...seagul
ls
Please everyone keep faith we have new stadia. We have a new unused training ground we still have some good players employed by the club we just need the right manager and a few addional players including a goal scorer........ enter grabbam.Uta...seagul ls graham w
  • Score: -3

5:10pm Wed 14 May 14

graham w says...

Please everyone keep faith we have new stadia. We have a new unused training ground we still have some good players employed by the club we just need the right manager and a few addional players including a goal scorer........ enter grabbam.Uta...seagul
ls
Please everyone keep faith we have new stadia. We have a new unused training ground we still have some good players employed by the club we just need the right manager and a few addional players including a goal scorer........ enter grabbam.Uta...seagul ls graham w
  • Score: -3

5:37pm Wed 14 May 14

michael505 says...

TK showed no loyalty by saying he was talking to other clubs with at least six matches left until the rest of the season. Had to go. As for the others, dead wood. Save on their wages and get better options
TK showed no loyalty by saying he was talking to other clubs with at least six matches left until the rest of the season. Had to go. As for the others, dead wood. Save on their wages and get better options michael505
  • Score: 5

5:48pm Wed 14 May 14

There are seagulls in Islamabad says...

at least we get to keep Lua Lua! also good for Bruno and Calderon I think. shame about Orlandi but buget about TK. seriously good keeper altho has buggered it up a few time since he announced he was talking to prem teams. casper? wow. UTA
at least we get to keep Lua Lua! also good for Bruno and Calderon I think. shame about Orlandi but buget about TK. seriously good keeper altho has buggered it up a few time since he announced he was talking to prem teams. casper? wow. UTA There are seagulls in Islamabad
  • Score: -1

6:00pm Wed 14 May 14

elljam says...

We still have the back four from this season which in my mind needs freshening up. Pace is essential so that we don't have to constantly defend so deep. Surely Dunk has to be a starter next season
We still have the back four from this season which in my mind needs freshening up. Pace is essential so that we don't have to constantly defend so deep. Surely Dunk has to be a starter next season elljam
  • Score: 0

6:07pm Wed 14 May 14

Claude Back says...

graham w wrote:
Please everyone keep faith we have new stadia. We have a new unused training ground we still have some good players employed by the club we just need the right manager and a few addional players including a goal scorer........ enter grabbam.Uta...seagul

ls
Think you will find he will go to Boro.
[quote][p][bold]graham w [/bold] wrote: Please everyone keep faith we have new stadia. We have a new unused training ground we still have some good players employed by the club we just need the right manager and a few addional players including a goal scorer........ enter grabbam.Uta...seagul ls[/p][/quote]Think you will find he will go to Boro. Claude Back
  • Score: 1

6:15pm Wed 14 May 14

Claude Back says...

wiseman of hove wrote:
SMF20 wrote:
Lots of people forgetting (perhaps deliberately) that Kemy is still at the club too.

I saw Kemy just after the Blackpool game and was quite amazed by how much weight he had lost... Looked as fit as a butchers dog.

He might have an attitude and be a bit lazy but I genuinely think that he has ability in abundance. Get the right man in and Kemy might just be one of our stars of the show next season.

He will probably leave by mutual consent now :)

Uta
He has a golden opportunity now.
Must not keep harking on about Sherwood - it's a cigarette paper between him and Malky - but Sherwood will not tolerate any player not giving 100%.
My sources tell me that Sherwood is almost a done deal, unfortunately. Hope they are wrong for once but they very rarely are. The Barber connection with him is strong. I would much prefer M.M.
[quote][p][bold]wiseman of hove[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: Lots of people forgetting (perhaps deliberately) that Kemy is still at the club too. I saw Kemy just after the Blackpool game and was quite amazed by how much weight he had lost... Looked as fit as a butchers dog. He might have an attitude and be a bit lazy but I genuinely think that he has ability in abundance. Get the right man in and Kemy might just be one of our stars of the show next season. He will probably leave by mutual consent now :) Uta[/p][/quote]He has a golden opportunity now. Must not keep harking on about Sherwood - it's a cigarette paper between him and Malky - but Sherwood will not tolerate any player not giving 100%.[/p][/quote]My sources tell me that Sherwood is almost a done deal, unfortunately. Hope they are wrong for once but they very rarely are. The Barber connection with him is strong. I would much prefer M.M. Claude Back
  • Score: -2

6:16pm Wed 14 May 14

mark by the sea says...

elljam wrote:
We still have the back four from this season which in my mind needs freshening up. Pace is essential so that we don't have to constantly defend so deep. Surely Dunk has to be a starter next season
On what basis should he start? We are one central defender short,
I think dunk will be 4th choice !
[quote][p][bold]elljam[/bold] wrote: We still have the back four from this season which in my mind needs freshening up. Pace is essential so that we don't have to constantly defend so deep. Surely Dunk has to be a starter next season[/p][/quote]On what basis should he start? We are one central defender short, I think dunk will be 4th choice ! mark by the sea
  • Score: -5

6:37pm Wed 14 May 14

wiseman of hove says...

Claude Back wrote:
wiseman of hove wrote:
SMF20 wrote:
Lots of people forgetting (perhaps deliberately) that Kemy is still at the club too.

I saw Kemy just after the Blackpool game and was quite amazed by how much weight he had lost... Looked as fit as a butchers dog.

He might have an attitude and be a bit lazy but I genuinely think that he has ability in abundance. Get the right man in and Kemy might just be one of our stars of the show next season.

He will probably leave by mutual consent now :)

Uta
He has a golden opportunity now.
Must not keep harking on about Sherwood - it's a cigarette paper between him and Malky - but Sherwood will not tolerate any player not giving 100%.
My sources tell me that Sherwood is almost a done deal, unfortunately. Hope they are wrong for once but they very rarely are. The Barber connection with him is strong. I would much prefer M.M.
I certainly would be happy with Malky, Claude, but my vote is for Sherwood. Lots of interesting comments about him in Le Saux's excellent autobiography, "Left Field" if you come across it. Captain of Blackburn when they won the Premiership and one of the 'strong' characters there. Heard Gary Chivers this morning giving him an unequivocal endorsement. Must be a pal!
I hope your source is right.
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wiseman of hove[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: Lots of people forgetting (perhaps deliberately) that Kemy is still at the club too. I saw Kemy just after the Blackpool game and was quite amazed by how much weight he had lost... Looked as fit as a butchers dog. He might have an attitude and be a bit lazy but I genuinely think that he has ability in abundance. Get the right man in and Kemy might just be one of our stars of the show next season. He will probably leave by mutual consent now :) Uta[/p][/quote]He has a golden opportunity now. Must not keep harking on about Sherwood - it's a cigarette paper between him and Malky - but Sherwood will not tolerate any player not giving 100%.[/p][/quote]My sources tell me that Sherwood is almost a done deal, unfortunately. Hope they are wrong for once but they very rarely are. The Barber connection with him is strong. I would much prefer M.M.[/p][/quote]I certainly would be happy with Malky, Claude, but my vote is for Sherwood. Lots of interesting comments about him in Le Saux's excellent autobiography, "Left Field" if you come across it. Captain of Blackburn when they won the Premiership and one of the 'strong' characters there. Heard Gary Chivers this morning giving him an unequivocal endorsement. Must be a pal! I hope your source is right. wiseman of hove
  • Score: 1

7:25pm Wed 14 May 14

MelsTels says...

If you'de seen TK's body language recently - I think he has fallen out with own players. Last match walked to centre spot, shook hands with opponents and then walked off pitch, passing own team mates without a glance. If a player is not happy - let go. Shame about Orlandi, but can see why
If you'de seen TK's body language recently - I think he has fallen out with own players. Last match walked to centre spot, shook hands with opponents and then walked off pitch, passing own team mates without a glance. If a player is not happy - let go. Shame about Orlandi, but can see why MelsTels
  • Score: 5

7:48pm Wed 14 May 14

rolivan says...

I made a comment last week from Pole to Pole.Fabianski is the Goalie to go after if he leaves Arsenal. We got Tomasz so why not Fabianski I think he is Polands no 2
I made a comment last week from Pole to Pole.Fabianski is the Goalie to go after if he leaves Arsenal. We got Tomasz so why not Fabianski I think he is Polands no 2 rolivan
  • Score: 1

8:19pm Wed 14 May 14

Marky24 says...

A decent manager will get rid of Bruno , Calderon and ankergrn .upson deserves it and feel sorry for Hoskins a decent striker when free from injury was brilliant at Bristol rovers
A decent manager will get rid of Bruno , Calderon and ankergrn .upson deserves it and feel sorry for Hoskins a decent striker when free from injury was brilliant at Bristol rovers Marky24
  • Score: 2

10:30pm Wed 14 May 14

ringtone says...

Marky24 wrote:
A decent manager will get rid of Bruno , Calderon and ankergrn .upson deserves it and feel sorry for Hoskins a decent striker when free from injury was brilliant at Bristol rovers
So you dont like the foreign players, which British manager will best ukip us for a promotion push?
[quote][p][bold]Marky24[/bold] wrote: A decent manager will get rid of Bruno , Calderon and ankergrn .upson deserves it and feel sorry for Hoskins a decent striker when free from injury was brilliant at Bristol rovers[/p][/quote]So you dont like the foreign players, which British manager will best ukip us for a promotion push? ringtone
  • Score: 0

10:33pm Wed 14 May 14

ringtone says...

MelsTels wrote:
If you'de seen TK's body language recently - I think he has fallen out with own players. Last match walked to centre spot, shook hands with opponents and then walked off pitch, passing own team mates without a glance. If a player is not happy - let go. Shame about Orlandi, but can see why
Cos he is pure rubbish.

A one good game in 5 seasons man, but to be fair he does play well in that game.
[quote][p][bold]MelsTels[/bold] wrote: If you'de seen TK's body language recently - I think he has fallen out with own players. Last match walked to centre spot, shook hands with opponents and then walked off pitch, passing own team mates without a glance. If a player is not happy - let go. Shame about Orlandi, but can see why[/p][/quote]Cos he is pure rubbish. A one good game in 5 seasons man, but to be fair he does play well in that game. ringtone
  • Score: -2

10:36pm Wed 14 May 14

ringtone says...

john newman wrote:
New manager needed quickly to plan and mould a team!!
Sorry i gave you a thumbs up by mistake.

Why dont you post something relevant?
[quote][p][bold]john newman[/bold] wrote: New manager needed quickly to plan and mould a team!![/p][/quote]Sorry i gave you a thumbs up by mistake. Why dont you post something relevant? ringtone
  • Score: -1

10:40pm Wed 14 May 14

ringtone says...

pablobrowno wrote:
Blimey calm down everyone! Does anyone really believe these were all Jones' or Burke's decisions? It is not black and white like most are suggesting. There is masses going on behind the scenes that we are not and never will be remotely privy to. Tomasz obviously either wanted too much money or fell out with the club at some point, hence his talk about speaking to Prem league clubs. He may have tried to blackmail the club and they are showing they do not respond positively to that. He has been great for us but after his last few performances he did not inspire confidence and probably helped make up the club's mind. Compare his performances to Lee Grant's in the Derby goal? There are many good keepers out there, they are not expensive, and we will sign one,.

I actually think the players we are releasing DO show a sign of our ambition, in that they are no longer good enough to play for Brighton in one respect or another,. This must free up wages significantly to start the re-building process.

The future is bright, the future is (probably) blue and white!
Desperately sseking approval, what a Saddo.
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: Blimey calm down everyone! Does anyone really believe these were all Jones' or Burke's decisions? It is not black and white like most are suggesting. There is masses going on behind the scenes that we are not and never will be remotely privy to. Tomasz obviously either wanted too much money or fell out with the club at some point, hence his talk about speaking to Prem league clubs. He may have tried to blackmail the club and they are showing they do not respond positively to that. He has been great for us but after his last few performances he did not inspire confidence and probably helped make up the club's mind. Compare his performances to Lee Grant's in the Derby goal? There are many good keepers out there, they are not expensive, and we will sign one,. I actually think the players we are releasing DO show a sign of our ambition, in that they are no longer good enough to play for Brighton in one respect or another,. This must free up wages significantly to start the re-building process. The future is bright, the future is (probably) blue and white![/p][/quote]Desperately sseking approval, what a Saddo. ringtone
  • Score: -6

10:47pm Wed 14 May 14

mark by the sea says...

Marky24 wrote:
A decent manager will get rid of Bruno , Calderon and ankergrn .upson deserves it and feel sorry for Hoskins a decent striker when free from injury was brilliant at Bristol rovers
We assume those players will take up the offers of a new deal! What if some don't? Massive ask without upson.
[quote][p][bold]Marky24[/bold] wrote: A decent manager will get rid of Bruno , Calderon and ankergrn .upson deserves it and feel sorry for Hoskins a decent striker when free from injury was brilliant at Bristol rovers[/p][/quote]We assume those players will take up the offers of a new deal! What if some don't? Massive ask without upson. mark by the sea
  • Score: -3

5:49am Thu 15 May 14

Marky24 says...

Tk was bought in to replace ankergran
Bruno bought in to replace Calderon
And Bruno is just not up to the task rather hav jonny crumplin at right back
Just keeping to much dead wood at the club these.nathan jones should do a few more step overs and disappear back to yeovil.And I do believe in buying British especially in the championship just look a derby, leicester and burnley
Tk was bought in to replace ankergran Bruno bought in to replace Calderon And Bruno is just not up to the task rather hav jonny crumplin at right back Just keeping to much dead wood at the club these.nathan jones should do a few more step overs and disappear back to yeovil.And I do believe in buying British especially in the championship just look a derby, leicester and burnley Marky24
  • Score: -2

7:04am Thu 15 May 14

Albion mascot in 1991 says...

TK is not a surprise since he's been looking to move on. Besides i have had my doubts about him also, his distribution and panic when in tight spots has shown no sign of improving. I believe a new number 1 will be bought in, Walton is potentially the best young keeper in the country and will earn his stripes as number 2 and I'm sure CA has been retained as back up with a view to joining the coaching team!

Releasing regularly injured players such as Orlandi is also not a surprise. Like it or not FFP is part of football now and paying wages to players who are constantly in the medical room is just not cost effective.

For me the biggest surprise is Hoskins, he was superb at Bristol and I for one am gutted we didn't / won't get to see what he could do for us.

As for more creativity in midfield the rumours that started a couple of months back of Joe Cole joining us won't go away, I guess we've now freed up some wages for that.

If Tim Sherwood is the new boss (as the bookies believe he will be) our release list and players we've bought through, with a couple of key experienced signings (including Ward) will play in to his belief of bringing through youth and a more attack minding style

As an Albion fan I'm naturally apprehensive about another summer of turmoil but I'm quietly confident we'll be ok next season, our next managerial appointment will definitely be our most important signing this summer... Over to you Tony

UTA
TK is not a surprise since he's been looking to move on. Besides i have had my doubts about him also, his distribution and panic when in tight spots has shown no sign of improving. I believe a new number 1 will be bought in, Walton is potentially the best young keeper in the country and will earn his stripes as number 2 and I'm sure CA has been retained as back up with a view to joining the coaching team! Releasing regularly injured players such as Orlandi is also not a surprise. Like it or not FFP is part of football now and paying wages to players who are constantly in the medical room is just not cost effective. For me the biggest surprise is Hoskins, he was superb at Bristol and I for one am gutted we didn't / won't get to see what he could do for us. As for more creativity in midfield the rumours that started a couple of months back of Joe Cole joining us won't go away, I guess we've now freed up some wages for that. If Tim Sherwood is the new boss (as the bookies believe he will be) our release list and players we've bought through, with a couple of key experienced signings (including Ward) will play in to his belief of bringing through youth and a more attack minding style As an Albion fan I'm naturally apprehensive about another summer of turmoil but I'm quietly confident we'll be ok next season, our next managerial appointment will definitely be our most important signing this summer... Over to you Tony UTA Albion mascot in 1991
  • Score: 1

10:25am Thu 15 May 14

bikerjimbo says...

mid table obscurity beckons. I feel sorry for the new manager, err coach, who would want the job after the last 2 seasons. Surely some of the board should be changed first. Really peed off at what has happened...again.
mid table obscurity beckons. I feel sorry for the new manager, err coach, who would want the job after the last 2 seasons. Surely some of the board should be changed first. Really peed off at what has happened...again. bikerjimbo
  • Score: -4

11:08am Thu 15 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

bikerjimbo wrote:
mid table obscurity beckons. I feel sorry for the new manager, err coach, who would want the job after the last 2 seasons. Surely some of the board should be changed first. Really peed off at what has happened...again.
Feel free to stump of several millions pounds of your own money and offer to join them.
[quote][p][bold]bikerjimbo[/bold] wrote: mid table obscurity beckons. I feel sorry for the new manager, err coach, who would want the job after the last 2 seasons. Surely some of the board should be changed first. Really peed off at what has happened...again.[/p][/quote]Feel free to stump of several millions pounds of your own money and offer to join them. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 2

4:14pm Thu 15 May 14

elljam says...

mark by the sea wrote:
elljam wrote:
We still have the back four from this season which in my mind needs freshening up. Pace is essential so that we don't have to constantly defend so deep. Surely Dunk has to be a starter next season
On what basis should he start? We are one central defender short,
I think dunk will be 4th choice !
I would say that in at least 75% of the matches Dunk has started this season he has been a contender for MOM
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elljam[/bold] wrote: We still have the back four from this season which in my mind needs freshening up. Pace is essential so that we don't have to constantly defend so deep. Surely Dunk has to be a starter next season[/p][/quote]On what basis should he start? We are one central defender short, I think dunk will be 4th choice ![/p][/quote]I would say that in at least 75% of the matches Dunk has started this season he has been a contender for MOM elljam
  • Score: 3

10:53pm Thu 15 May 14

OldGull says...

bikerjimbo wrote:
mid table obscurity beckons. I feel sorry for the new manager, err coach, who would want the job after the last 2 seasons. Surely some of the board should be changed first. Really peed off at what has happened...again.
So you don't think a team that has a new stadium, new training facilities and has finished in the play off placesfor the last 2 seasons will attract any decent candidates?
[quote][p][bold]bikerjimbo[/bold] wrote: mid table obscurity beckons. I feel sorry for the new manager, err coach, who would want the job after the last 2 seasons. Surely some of the board should be changed first. Really peed off at what has happened...again.[/p][/quote]So you don't think a team that has a new stadium, new training facilities and has finished in the play off placesfor the last 2 seasons will attract any decent candidates? OldGull
  • Score: 2

8:06pm Fri 16 May 14

Falmer Wizard says...

Thomas was the only player in the squad who is Premiership standard,the fact that the club made no effort to keep him indicates our finances are limited as a result of the £15 million loss this season.
We need a squad that will play attacking football at home and score goals and play a more defensive side away which should keep us In the top half of the table,this will ensure our attendances will protect us from a worsening financial situation.
Thomas was the only player in the squad who is Premiership standard,the fact that the club made no effort to keep him indicates our finances are limited as a result of the £15 million loss this season. We need a squad that will play attacking football at home and score goals and play a more defensive side away which should keep us In the top half of the table,this will ensure our attendances will protect us from a worsening financial situation. Falmer Wizard
  • Score: 0

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