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Albion will face battle to re-sign Ward

The Argus: Stephen Ward Stephen Ward

Albion could face Premier League opposition for the signature of Stephen Ward.

The Argus understands both the Seagulls and their Championship rivals Middlesbrough want to sign the Wolves left-back, who shone on loan at the Amex this season.

He is also on the radar of Gus Poyet’s Sunderland and newly-promoted Burnley.

Albion have yet to appoint a new manager – with Real Madrid coach Paul Clement now favourite for the job – to replace Oscar Garcia, who resigned a fortnight ago.

But a move for Ward could be considered shrewd after his impressive campaign on loan.

The Republic of Ireland international still has a year left on his current deal at Molineux.

But manager Kenny Jackett has made it clear he does not feature in his plans for the Championship next season.

Wolves’ head of football development and recruitment Kevin Thelwell is keen to talk to the player’s agent this week.

Ward would command a six-figure fee but his representatives are keen to keep that figure as close to the £100,000 mark as possible.

Clement yesterday emerged as the latest bookies’ favourite for the Albion job after admitting he was keen to secure a manager’s position.

He made the comment when interviewed after Madrid’s win over Atletico in the final of the Champions League.

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10:05am Mon 26 May 14

Clean Sheet says...

Ward was a fantastic loan signing last season, and would be good to have on the books next season too. He appeared to enjoy life at Brighton, and knows we are going places, so it would be good to seal the deal.
Ward was a fantastic loan signing last season, and would be good to have on the books next season too. He appeared to enjoy life at Brighton, and knows we are going places, so it would be good to seal the deal. Clean Sheet
  • Score: 12

10:06am Mon 26 May 14

MHubbs says...

Well there is a surprise

Let me guess. . . .

I'll be the goes to whoever pays him the most

Goodbye in which case
Well there is a surprise Let me guess. . . . I'll be the goes to whoever pays him the most Goodbye in which case MHubbs
  • Score: -1

10:09am Mon 26 May 14

Albion In Staffs says...

I'd be disappointed if there WASN'T competition to sign him!
He certainly seemed to be happy while he was with us which is a plus, but if I were him I'd at least wait to see who the new manager was first before committing.
I'd be disappointed if there WASN'T competition to sign him! He certainly seemed to be happy while he was with us which is a plus, but if I were him I'd at least wait to see who the new manager was first before committing. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 18

10:22am Mon 26 May 14

mark by the sea says...

MHubbs wrote:
Well there is a surprise

Let me guess. . . .

I'll be the goes to whoever pays him the most

Goodbye in which case
Yes afraid so, Conway the same,
[quote][p][bold]MHubbs[/bold] wrote: Well there is a surprise Let me guess. . . . I'll be the goes to whoever pays him the most Goodbye in which case[/p][/quote]Yes afraid so, Conway the same, mark by the sea
  • Score: 17

10:29am Mon 26 May 14

Captain Haddock says...

Not surprising news, but worrying nonetheless. Ward will be on more money at the moment with Wolves than we would be willing to pay. If he is offered Premier League football that in itself will be too tempting to turn down in effect and also keeping him on wages he's used to would finish things off.

Therefore, it will come down to what Wolves are willing to do in terms of that transfer fee and then how earnest the interest is from Poyet and Dyche (or others from the Premier league).

I think the chances are against us re-recruiting him but at least there is still hope until definite offers are made by others.
Not surprising news, but worrying nonetheless. Ward will be on more money at the moment with Wolves than we would be willing to pay. If he is offered Premier League football that in itself will be too tempting to turn down in effect and also keeping him on wages he's used to would finish things off. Therefore, it will come down to what Wolves are willing to do in terms of that transfer fee and then how earnest the interest is from Poyet and Dyche (or others from the Premier league). I think the chances are against us re-recruiting him but at least there is still hope until definite offers are made by others. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 10

10:37am Mon 26 May 14

Phillip Smith says...

What happened to the press release that Paul Barber promised us when Oscar Garcia resigned? He said that the supporters would be briefed in full as to the reasons why a second manager has resigned his position in less than a year.
What happened to the press release that Paul Barber promised us when Oscar Garcia resigned? He said that the supporters would be briefed in full as to the reasons why a second manager has resigned his position in less than a year. Phillip Smith
  • Score: 8

10:40am Mon 26 May 14

Phillip Smith says...

With regards to Stephen Ward, we should have signed him permanently last summer when we had the chance to do so. Taking players on loan only serves to alert other clubs if they turn out to be any good. Now we will lose out on another quality player. The word shambles springs to mind.
With regards to Stephen Ward, we should have signed him permanently last summer when we had the chance to do so. Taking players on loan only serves to alert other clubs if they turn out to be any good. Now we will lose out on another quality player. The word shambles springs to mind. Phillip Smith
  • Score: -2

10:42am Mon 26 May 14

pjwilk says...

We are keen to battle for him but only verbally if money is involved forget it.
We are keen to battle for him but only verbally if money is involved forget it. pjwilk
  • Score: 0

10:48am Mon 26 May 14

fansunited says...

The other teams have said they only want him as back up. Depends on if he wants to play regular or not. He will if he signs for us.
The other teams have said they only want him as back up. Depends on if he wants to play regular or not. He will if he signs for us. fansunited
  • Score: 7

10:53am Mon 26 May 14

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

Great if we can get him, proven to be a quality left back and Mr Consistent last season. My only worry is, without a manager in place, could he look for pastures new
Great if we can get him, proven to be a quality left back and Mr Consistent last season. My only worry is, without a manager in place, could he look for pastures new Tony the tiger eastbourne
  • Score: 2

10:55am Mon 26 May 14

Bostik says...

£100k is a bargain. Good solid left-back.
£100k is a bargain. Good solid left-back. Bostik
  • Score: 10

10:57am Mon 26 May 14

ballantrrae says...

I really hope that Ward returns to the Albion especially as we have lost TK and Upson from our excellent back 5. I am not sure if the club needs to wait until the new Manager is appointed to resign him but realise that Ward and his agent might want to wait to see who Oscar's successor is before committing themselves. For that reason I hope that we appoint the new Manager in the next week or so, not that I am in any way suggesting that the decision making process should be rushed. Like other posters I appreciate what a key appointment is being made, quite probably the most critical one in Bloom's period in leading the club. However, now that it appears the club has drawn up a shortlist of candidates it would like to interview, I see no reason for any further delay - it is 14 days since Oscar resigned.
Judging from the rumours there seems to be a number of quality managers being considered but, as Joel'sGrandad posted on another thread, the appointment of the No2 to whoever comes in might almost be as important.
Whilst we need to be patient just for a few more days I remain confident that TB will make the right decision even if it ends up being a surprising one.
Reverting to Ward I hope we are his preferred choice of club to join if Wolves let him go. After all his spell with us led to him being recalled by the ROI and to a restoration of his reputation. .I was pleased to read a little while back that he liked the Albion and had enjoyed his time with us.
Interesting times not only in terms of a new Manager/Coach joining but also with regards to signing new players. UTA.
I really hope that Ward returns to the Albion especially as we have lost TK and Upson from our excellent back 5. I am not sure if the club needs to wait until the new Manager is appointed to resign him but realise that Ward and his agent might want to wait to see who Oscar's successor is before committing themselves. For that reason I hope that we appoint the new Manager in the next week or so, not that I am in any way suggesting that the decision making process should be rushed. Like other posters I appreciate what a key appointment is being made, quite probably the most critical one in Bloom's period in leading the club. However, now that it appears the club has drawn up a shortlist of candidates it would like to interview, I see no reason for any further delay - it is 14 days since Oscar resigned. Judging from the rumours there seems to be a number of quality managers being considered but, as Joel'sGrandad posted on another thread, the appointment of the No2 to whoever comes in might almost be as important. Whilst we need to be patient just for a few more days I remain confident that TB will make the right decision even if it ends up being a surprising one. Reverting to Ward I hope we are his preferred choice of club to join if Wolves let him go. After all his spell with us led to him being recalled by the ROI and to a restoration of his reputation. .I was pleased to read a little while back that he liked the Albion and had enjoyed his time with us. Interesting times not only in terms of a new Manager/Coach joining but also with regards to signing new players. UTA. ballantrrae
  • Score: 11

10:59am Mon 26 May 14

OldGull says...

Phillip Smith wrote:
With regards to Stephen Ward, we should have signed him permanently last summer when we had the chance to do so. Taking players on loan only serves to alert other clubs if they turn out to be any good. Now we will lose out on another quality player. The word shambles springs to mind.
I suspect we could not afford his prem league wages.
We would not have paid his full wage so it suited both Wolves and us.
I am surprised he is not wanted back at Wolves now they are back in the champ.
So maybe they are keen to keep their wage bill down.
Our only chance is if other clubs do not offer more than we are prepared to pay.
[quote][p][bold]Phillip Smith[/bold] wrote: With regards to Stephen Ward, we should have signed him permanently last summer when we had the chance to do so. Taking players on loan only serves to alert other clubs if they turn out to be any good. Now we will lose out on another quality player. The word shambles springs to mind.[/p][/quote]I suspect we could not afford his prem league wages. We would not have paid his full wage so it suited both Wolves and us. I am surprised he is not wanted back at Wolves now they are back in the champ. So maybe they are keen to keep their wage bill down. Our only chance is if other clubs do not offer more than we are prepared to pay. OldGull
  • Score: 0

11:01am Mon 26 May 14

Piglet1 says...

mark by the sea wrote:
MHubbs wrote:
Well there is a surprise

Let me guess. . . .

I'll be the goes to whoever pays him the most

Goodbye in which case
Yes afraid so, Conway the same,
Of course Premiership teams can pay more, that is hardly rocket science.
The question is whether they want him enough to warm their bench, or indeed if he wants to, rather than be a regular with us.
Try to cheer up, it is a bank holiday after all.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MHubbs[/bold] wrote: Well there is a surprise Let me guess. . . . I'll be the goes to whoever pays him the most Goodbye in which case[/p][/quote]Yes afraid so, Conway the same,[/p][/quote]Of course Premiership teams can pay more, that is hardly rocket science. The question is whether they want him enough to warm their bench, or indeed if he wants to, rather than be a regular with us. Try to cheer up, it is a bank holiday after all. Piglet1
  • Score: 11

11:15am Mon 26 May 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Let's face it, if he comes here he will have to take a pay cut. So it depends on how badly he wants to play for us or how high money comes on his list of priorities. Can't see him going to another Championship team unless parachute payments are involved but a PL team would be a different kettle of fish.
I would love him to come back but it really depends on the suits, so I'm not holding my breath.
When we came to the Amex, with all it's potential, we all thought we've made it, but it's not turning out like that. We've just got to hope we get a manager who will be able to bring in players who are good value, capable of getting us up and then we can start competing with all the other clubs on parachute payments. A man like Sean Dyche or Steve McLaren would do but how many on here would have pooh poohed the idea of either coming here. Look what they've done though on limited funds. So it can be done.
We've just got to hope we get the right man and be patient. UTA
Let's face it, if he comes here he will have to take a pay cut. So it depends on how badly he wants to play for us or how high money comes on his list of priorities. Can't see him going to another Championship team unless parachute payments are involved but a PL team would be a different kettle of fish. I would love him to come back but it really depends on the suits, so I'm not holding my breath. When we came to the Amex, with all it's potential, we all thought we've made it, but it's not turning out like that. We've just got to hope we get a manager who will be able to bring in players who are good value, capable of getting us up and then we can start competing with all the other clubs on parachute payments. A man like Sean Dyche or Steve McLaren would do but how many on here would have pooh poohed the idea of either coming here. Look what they've done though on limited funds. So it can be done. We've just got to hope we get the right man and be patient. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 3

11:27am Mon 26 May 14

fan since 61 says...

I know its been said before but it is now becoming clear that we are dealing with a two sided playing field those with prem money and those without and I suspect Mr Bloom saw this seasons ago. We will never be able to compete unless we and others like us produce our own talent. Hence the great new training facilities. Yes it will take time but we have the momentum with our dev sqad and their progress. I can but admire TB PB and co for having the vision and I feel comfy that our club is in very good hands.
I know its been said before but it is now becoming clear that we are dealing with a two sided playing field those with prem money and those without and I suspect Mr Bloom saw this seasons ago. We will never be able to compete unless we and others like us produce our own talent. Hence the great new training facilities. Yes it will take time but we have the momentum with our dev sqad and their progress. I can but admire TB PB and co for having the vision and I feel comfy that our club is in very good hands. fan since 61
  • Score: 21

11:32am Mon 26 May 14

namgo49 says...

It would reflect the club in a very poor light if they fail on this one. The word "useless" comes to mind.
It would reflect the club in a very poor light if they fail on this one. The word "useless" comes to mind. namgo49
  • Score: -18

11:40am Mon 26 May 14

Claude Back says...

Well, don't worry too much chaps....we still have Dunk. (and his Dad who used to be called Pat, apparently, but not too sure what he is called now.)
Well, don't worry too much chaps....we still have Dunk. (and his Dad who used to be called Pat, apparently, but not too sure what he is called now.) Claude Back
  • Score: 7

11:42am Mon 26 May 14

Max Ripple says...

MHubbs wrote:
Well there is a surprise

Let me guess. . . .

I'll be the goes to whoever pays him the most

Goodbye in which case
We'll lose him. Like all the others in the transfer window. And the ones we let go. The board won't put their hands in their pockets on this one.
[quote][p][bold]MHubbs[/bold] wrote: Well there is a surprise Let me guess. . . . I'll be the goes to whoever pays him the most Goodbye in which case[/p][/quote]We'll lose him. Like all the others in the transfer window. And the ones we let go. The board won't put their hands in their pockets on this one. Max Ripple
  • Score: -7

11:43am Mon 26 May 14

Claude Back says...

Claude Back wrote:
Well, don't worry too much chaps....we still have Dunk. (and his Dad who used to be called Pat, apparently, but not too sure what he is called now.)
Maybe it's something to do with Ex Parrots?
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: Well, don't worry too much chaps....we still have Dunk. (and his Dad who used to be called Pat, apparently, but not too sure what he is called now.)[/p][/quote]Maybe it's something to do with Ex Parrots? Claude Back
  • Score: 2

11:48am Mon 26 May 14

farside says...

Phillip Smith wrote:
What happened to the press release that Paul Barber promised us when Oscar Garcia resigned? He said that the supporters would be briefed in full as to the reasons why a second manager has resigned his position in less than a year.
Tony Bloom made a full and detailed statement which was aired on BBC and the club site but ignored by the Argus.
[quote][p][bold]Phillip Smith[/bold] wrote: What happened to the press release that Paul Barber promised us when Oscar Garcia resigned? He said that the supporters would be briefed in full as to the reasons why a second manager has resigned his position in less than a year.[/p][/quote]Tony Bloom made a full and detailed statement which was aired on BBC and the club site but ignored by the Argus. farside
  • Score: 8

11:55am Mon 26 May 14

score says...

2nd Best Defence in the Championship slipping away!!
2nd Best Defence in the Championship slipping away!! score
  • Score: 5

11:58am Mon 26 May 14

namgo49 says...

fan since 61 wrote:
I know its been said before but it is now becoming clear that we are dealing with a two sided playing field those with prem money and those without and I suspect Mr Bloom saw this seasons ago. We will never be able to compete unless we and others like us produce our own talent. Hence the great new training facilities. Yes it will take time but we have the momentum with our dev sqad and their progress. I can but admire TB PB and co for having the vision and I feel comfy that our club is in very good hands.
There needs to be a balance though between development and established players. If the club cannot secure the services of a player who has performed well for the club and wants to stay at the club, subject to terms, which I do not inagine would be excessive, then it s a very poor state of affairs and will, to the minds of many, reflect very poorly on the Management of the Club.
[quote][p][bold]fan since 61[/bold] wrote: I know its been said before but it is now becoming clear that we are dealing with a two sided playing field those with prem money and those without and I suspect Mr Bloom saw this seasons ago. We will never be able to compete unless we and others like us produce our own talent. Hence the great new training facilities. Yes it will take time but we have the momentum with our dev sqad and their progress. I can but admire TB PB and co for having the vision and I feel comfy that our club is in very good hands.[/p][/quote]There needs to be a balance though between development and established players. If the club cannot secure the services of a player who has performed well for the club and wants to stay at the club, subject to terms, which I do not inagine would be excessive, then it s a very poor state of affairs and will, to the minds of many, reflect very poorly on the Management of the Club. namgo49
  • Score: -4

12:00pm Mon 26 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Claude Back wrote:
Well, don't worry too much chaps....we still have Dunk. (and his Dad who used to be called Pat, apparently, but not too sure what he is called now.)
I am only one of many fathers of the boy Dunk. I can see a massive paternity suit occurring soon as we battle for him and his future earnings.

Also I'm going to change the name of my newspaper to The Daily Dunk. It's nice being the head of such a powerful family.
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: Well, don't worry too much chaps....we still have Dunk. (and his Dad who used to be called Pat, apparently, but not too sure what he is called now.)[/p][/quote]I am only one of many fathers of the boy Dunk. I can see a massive paternity suit occurring soon as we battle for him and his future earnings. Also I'm going to change the name of my newspaper to The Daily Dunk. It's nice being the head of such a powerful family. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 15

12:07pm Mon 26 May 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

This is supposed to be a serious discussion forum.
It deteriorates with regular monotony
I don't think I'll bother anymore. UTA
This is supposed to be a serious discussion forum. It deteriorates with regular monotony I don't think I'll bother anymore. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: -11

12:13pm Mon 26 May 14

mikeygit says...

If BHA REALLY want Ward the 100k fee or thereabouts should not be a problem--money from Barnes and Bridcutt still unspent---as to wages, all supposition what Wolves are paying, the player has said he wold be happy to play for us again so get the deal done or we will end up like last year, pussing footing around with new players not training with us well in advance of next season. Learn by your mistakes or last seasons goings on ,BHA Board---which I am confident you will!!
If BHA REALLY want Ward the 100k fee or thereabouts should not be a problem--money from Barnes and Bridcutt still unspent---as to wages, all supposition what Wolves are paying, the player has said he wold be happy to play for us again so get the deal done or we will end up like last year, pussing footing around with new players not training with us well in advance of next season. Learn by your mistakes or last seasons goings on ,BHA Board---which I am confident you will!! mikeygit
  • Score: 1

12:18pm Mon 26 May 14

dave from bexill says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Let's face it, if he comes here he will have to take a pay cut. So it depends on how badly he wants to play for us or how high money comes on his list of priorities. Can't see him going to another Championship team unless parachute payments are involved but a PL team would be a different kettle of fish.
I would love him to come back but it really depends on the suits, so I'm not holding my breath.
When we came to the Amex, with all it's potential, we all thought we've made it, but it's not turning out like that. We've just got to hope we get a manager who will be able to bring in players who are good value, capable of getting us up and then we can start competing with all the other clubs on parachute payments. A man like Sean Dyche or Steve McLaren would do but how many on here would have pooh poohed the idea of either coming here. Look what they've done though on limited funds. So it can be done.
We've just got to hope we get the right man and be patient. UTA
I agree with you for the most part Joel'sGrandad, but when you say "When we came to the Amex, with all it's potential, we all thought we've made it, but it's not turning out like that" it's worth remembering that we're just about to go into only our fourth season at the Amex, during which time we've finished tenth, fourth and sixth, having arrived as first division champions whilst playing on not much more than a running track. We may not quite be in the promised land, but we sure as hell ain't far off it.
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Let's face it, if he comes here he will have to take a pay cut. So it depends on how badly he wants to play for us or how high money comes on his list of priorities. Can't see him going to another Championship team unless parachute payments are involved but a PL team would be a different kettle of fish. I would love him to come back but it really depends on the suits, so I'm not holding my breath. When we came to the Amex, with all it's potential, we all thought we've made it, but it's not turning out like that. We've just got to hope we get a manager who will be able to bring in players who are good value, capable of getting us up and then we can start competing with all the other clubs on parachute payments. A man like Sean Dyche or Steve McLaren would do but how many on here would have pooh poohed the idea of either coming here. Look what they've done though on limited funds. So it can be done. We've just got to hope we get the right man and be patient. UTA[/p][/quote]I agree with you for the most part Joel'sGrandad, but when you say "When we came to the Amex, with all it's potential, we all thought we've made it, but it's not turning out like that" it's worth remembering that we're just about to go into only our fourth season at the Amex, during which time we've finished tenth, fourth and sixth, having arrived as first division champions whilst playing on not much more than a running track. We may not quite be in the promised land, but we sure as hell ain't far off it. dave from bexill
  • Score: 15

12:30pm Mon 26 May 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

dave from bexill wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Let's face it, if he comes here he will have to take a pay cut. So it depends on how badly he wants to play for us or how high money comes on his list of priorities. Can't see him going to another Championship team unless parachute payments are involved but a PL team would be a different kettle of fish.
I would love him to come back but it really depends on the suits, so I'm not holding my breath.
When we came to the Amex, with all it's potential, we all thought we've made it, but it's not turning out like that. We've just got to hope we get a manager who will be able to bring in players who are good value, capable of getting us up and then we can start competing with all the other clubs on parachute payments. A man like Sean Dyche or Steve McLaren would do but how many on here would have pooh poohed the idea of either coming here. Look what they've done though on limited funds. So it can be done.
We've just got to hope we get the right man and be patient. UTA
I agree with you for the most part Joel'sGrandad, but when you say "When we came to the Amex, with all it's potential, we all thought we've made it, but it's not turning out like that" it's worth remembering that we're just about to go into only our fourth season at the Amex, during which time we've finished tenth, fourth and sixth, having arrived as first division champions whilst playing on not much more than a running track. We may not quite be in the promised land, but we sure as hell ain't far off it.
I take your point, Dave, we have made progress. I probably expressed my point poorly. What I meant was that with each new management appointment we seem to be back to square one and it seems even more so this time.
This might not be a bad thing but we can't afford to be doing this again next May. Therefore we need to get this right now. UTA
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Let's face it, if he comes here he will have to take a pay cut. So it depends on how badly he wants to play for us or how high money comes on his list of priorities. Can't see him going to another Championship team unless parachute payments are involved but a PL team would be a different kettle of fish. I would love him to come back but it really depends on the suits, so I'm not holding my breath. When we came to the Amex, with all it's potential, we all thought we've made it, but it's not turning out like that. We've just got to hope we get a manager who will be able to bring in players who are good value, capable of getting us up and then we can start competing with all the other clubs on parachute payments. A man like Sean Dyche or Steve McLaren would do but how many on here would have pooh poohed the idea of either coming here. Look what they've done though on limited funds. So it can be done. We've just got to hope we get the right man and be patient. UTA[/p][/quote]I agree with you for the most part Joel'sGrandad, but when you say "When we came to the Amex, with all it's potential, we all thought we've made it, but it's not turning out like that" it's worth remembering that we're just about to go into only our fourth season at the Amex, during which time we've finished tenth, fourth and sixth, having arrived as first division champions whilst playing on not much more than a running track. We may not quite be in the promised land, but we sure as hell ain't far off it.[/p][/quote]I take your point, Dave, we have made progress. I probably expressed my point poorly. What I meant was that with each new management appointment we seem to be back to square one and it seems even more so this time. This might not be a bad thing but we can't afford to be doing this again next May. Therefore we need to get this right now. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 5

12:37pm Mon 26 May 14

dave from bexill says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Let's face it, if he comes here he will have to take a pay cut. So it depends on how badly he wants to play for us or how high money comes on his list of priorities. Can't see him going to another Championship team unless parachute payments are involved but a PL team would be a different kettle of fish.
I would love him to come back but it really depends on the suits, so I'm not holding my breath.
When we came to the Amex, with all it's potential, we all thought we've made it, but it's not turning out like that. We've just got to hope we get a manager who will be able to bring in players who are good value, capable of getting us up and then we can start competing with all the other clubs on parachute payments. A man like Sean Dyche or Steve McLaren would do but how many on here would have pooh poohed the idea of either coming here. Look what they've done though on limited funds. So it can be done.
We've just got to hope we get the right man and be patient. UTA
I agree with you for the most part Joel'sGrandad, but when you say "When we came to the Amex, with all it's potential, we all thought we've made it, but it's not turning out like that" it's worth remembering that we're just about to go into only our fourth season at the Amex, during which time we've finished tenth, fourth and sixth, having arrived as first division champions whilst playing on not much more than a running track. We may not quite be in the promised land, but we sure as hell ain't far off it.
I take your point, Dave, we have made progress. I probably expressed my point poorly. What I meant was that with each new management appointment we seem to be back to square one and it seems even more so this time.
This might not be a bad thing but we can't afford to be doing this again next May. Therefore we need to get this right now. UTA
Agreed
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Let's face it, if he comes here he will have to take a pay cut. So it depends on how badly he wants to play for us or how high money comes on his list of priorities. Can't see him going to another Championship team unless parachute payments are involved but a PL team would be a different kettle of fish. I would love him to come back but it really depends on the suits, so I'm not holding my breath. When we came to the Amex, with all it's potential, we all thought we've made it, but it's not turning out like that. We've just got to hope we get a manager who will be able to bring in players who are good value, capable of getting us up and then we can start competing with all the other clubs on parachute payments. A man like Sean Dyche or Steve McLaren would do but how many on here would have pooh poohed the idea of either coming here. Look what they've done though on limited funds. So it can be done. We've just got to hope we get the right man and be patient. UTA[/p][/quote]I agree with you for the most part Joel'sGrandad, but when you say "When we came to the Amex, with all it's potential, we all thought we've made it, but it's not turning out like that" it's worth remembering that we're just about to go into only our fourth season at the Amex, during which time we've finished tenth, fourth and sixth, having arrived as first division champions whilst playing on not much more than a running track. We may not quite be in the promised land, but we sure as hell ain't far off it.[/p][/quote]I take your point, Dave, we have made progress. I probably expressed my point poorly. What I meant was that with each new management appointment we seem to be back to square one and it seems even more so this time. This might not be a bad thing but we can't afford to be doing this again next May. Therefore we need to get this right now. UTA[/p][/quote]Agreed dave from bexill
  • Score: 5

12:39pm Mon 26 May 14

Claude Back says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
Well, don't worry too much chaps....we still have Dunk. (and his Dad who used to be called Pat, apparently, but not too sure what he is called now.)
I am only one of many fathers of the boy Dunk. I can see a massive paternity suit occurring soon as we battle for him and his future earnings.

Also I'm going to change the name of my newspaper to The Daily Dunk. It's nice being the head of such a powerful family.
.....and Father's day coming up should be interesting for you.. Would like to see how many cards you get. ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: Well, don't worry too much chaps....we still have Dunk. (and his Dad who used to be called Pat, apparently, but not too sure what he is called now.)[/p][/quote]I am only one of many fathers of the boy Dunk. I can see a massive paternity suit occurring soon as we battle for him and his future earnings. Also I'm going to change the name of my newspaper to The Daily Dunk. It's nice being the head of such a powerful family.[/p][/quote].....and Father's day coming up should be interesting for you.. Would like to see how many cards you get. ;-) Claude Back
  • Score: 5

12:41pm Mon 26 May 14

Claude Back says...

Claude Back wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
Well, don't worry too much chaps....we still have Dunk. (and his Dad who used to be called Pat, apparently, but not too sure what he is called now.)
I am only one of many fathers of the boy Dunk. I can see a massive paternity suit occurring soon as we battle for him and his future earnings.

Also I'm going to change the name of my newspaper to The Daily Dunk. It's nice being the head of such a powerful family.
.....and Father's day coming up should be interesting for you.. Would like to see how many cards you get. ;-)
Sorry, should be Fathers' Day. (More than one father.)
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: Well, don't worry too much chaps....we still have Dunk. (and his Dad who used to be called Pat, apparently, but not too sure what he is called now.)[/p][/quote]I am only one of many fathers of the boy Dunk. I can see a massive paternity suit occurring soon as we battle for him and his future earnings. Also I'm going to change the name of my newspaper to The Daily Dunk. It's nice being the head of such a powerful family.[/p][/quote].....and Father's day coming up should be interesting for you.. Would like to see how many cards you get. ;-)[/p][/quote]Sorry, should be Fathers' Day. (More than one father.) Claude Back
  • Score: 7

12:45pm Mon 26 May 14

Claude Back says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
This is supposed to be a serious discussion forum.
It deteriorates with regular monotony
I don't think I'll bother anymore. UTA
Really? Who said it shouldn't have humour? Amazing! What a dull life you must lead.
Actually I only like this forum when it's not serious. ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: This is supposed to be a serious discussion forum. It deteriorates with regular monotony I don't think I'll bother anymore. UTA[/p][/quote]Really? Who said it shouldn't have humour? Amazing! What a dull life you must lead. Actually I only like this forum when it's not serious. ;-) Claude Back
  • Score: 7

12:47pm Mon 26 May 14

Withdean-er says...

If true, that would be the end of that then.

The max wage with a FFP payroll budget we could afford to pay Ward would be say £10,000 p.w. A PL wage would be double or triple that.

Like others last year, I fell for the tale that (the brilliant) Wayne Bridge loved life in Brighton so much & had made his money from football, so that money was no longer a motivator ...... but then he went to Reading, IMO no way such a great place to live as Sussex, as £££££ talked.
If true, that would be the end of that then. The max wage with a FFP payroll budget we could afford to pay Ward would be say £10,000 p.w. A PL wage would be double or triple that. Like others last year, I fell for the tale that (the brilliant) Wayne Bridge loved life in Brighton so much & had made his money from football, so that money was no longer a motivator ...... but then he went to Reading, IMO no way such a great place to live as Sussex, as £££££ talked. Withdean-er
  • Score: 6

12:47pm Mon 26 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

When a prem club buy a player for 100k, or close to that sum, it's usually a kid destined for the DS, so I don't think Ward should be expecting too much playing time if he goes to the top level, second choice option at best, maybe even third.
We can certainly compete on price when it comes to buying Ward, we can certainly give him plenty of match time, and I dare say the contract we would offer would be longer in it's duration than the prem clubs. Wages become the key factor. Does Ward want higher wages in exchange for limited match time, or would he prefer to take less wages but continue to increase his stock by having another good year with Brighton, and have the security of a three or four year deal.
When a prem club buy a player for 100k, or close to that sum, it's usually a kid destined for the DS, so I don't think Ward should be expecting too much playing time if he goes to the top level, second choice option at best, maybe even third. We can certainly compete on price when it comes to buying Ward, we can certainly give him plenty of match time, and I dare say the contract we would offer would be longer in it's duration than the prem clubs. Wages become the key factor. Does Ward want higher wages in exchange for limited match time, or would he prefer to take less wages but continue to increase his stock by having another good year with Brighton, and have the security of a three or four year deal. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 5

12:57pm Mon 26 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

I see that there is now speculation that Leicester are preparing a 7 milliom pound raid for Ulloa, now we just need one or two other prem clubs to come calling to drive up the price. No matter how much Brighton fans want to keep Leo, as soon as 7 million is put on the table our chances become very slim, new manager or not.
I see that there is now speculation that Leicester are preparing a 7 milliom pound raid for Ulloa, now we just need one or two other prem clubs to come calling to drive up the price. No matter how much Brighton fans want to keep Leo, as soon as 7 million is put on the table our chances become very slim, new manager or not. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 8

12:58pm Mon 26 May 14

mark by the sea says...

Withdean-er wrote:
If true, that would be the end of that then.

The max wage with a FFP payroll budget we could afford to pay Ward would be say £10,000 p.w. A PL wage would be double or triple that.

Like others last year, I fell for the tale that (the brilliant) Wayne Bridge loved life in Brighton so much & had made his money from football, so that money was no longer a motivator ...... but then he went to Reading, IMO no way such a great place to live as Sussex, as £££££ talked.
We paid ward 12 k a week from clubs funds
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: If true, that would be the end of that then. The max wage with a FFP payroll budget we could afford to pay Ward would be say £10,000 p.w. A PL wage would be double or triple that. Like others last year, I fell for the tale that (the brilliant) Wayne Bridge loved life in Brighton so much & had made his money from football, so that money was no longer a motivator ...... but then he went to Reading, IMO no way such a great place to live as Sussex, as £££££ talked.[/p][/quote]We paid ward 12 k a week from clubs funds mark by the sea
  • Score: 2

1:09pm Mon 26 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

Clement to West Brom, if that is the case then does that mean that Hughton has a clear run at the job at Brighton, or does Sherwood get back in the picture as the West Brom job would have slipped away from him, if he even wanted it.
Clement to West Brom, if that is the case then does that mean that Hughton has a clear run at the job at Brighton, or does Sherwood get back in the picture as the West Brom job would have slipped away from him, if he even wanted it. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -1

1:14pm Mon 26 May 14

Mancgulled says...

I'm sorry but its like 27000 people drinking one overpriced pint of Harveys at one fixture! Conway went for a similar price and he too was quality - just look how he performed in the last fixture - 3 assists. I'd give £200K just to show some love ....
I'm sorry but its like 27000 people drinking one overpriced pint of Harveys at one fixture! Conway went for a similar price and he too was quality - just look how he performed in the last fixture - 3 assists. I'd give £200K just to show some love .... Mancgulled
  • Score: 2

1:22pm Mon 26 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

Mancgulled wrote:
I'm sorry but its like 27000 people drinking one overpriced pint of Harveys at one fixture! Conway went for a similar price and he too was quality - just look how he performed in the last fixture - 3 assists. I'd give £200K just to show some love ....
Conway publicly told of his desire to join a club nearer to the north for family reasons, not least of all the arrival of his child and the placement of his, and his wife's, extended family. People can discount his stetement but I take it as true, Conway didn't turn down our club, rather he turned down it's location.
[quote][p][bold]Mancgulled[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry but its like 27000 people drinking one overpriced pint of Harveys at one fixture! Conway went for a similar price and he too was quality - just look how he performed in the last fixture - 3 assists. I'd give £200K just to show some love ....[/p][/quote]Conway publicly told of his desire to join a club nearer to the north for family reasons, not least of all the arrival of his child and the placement of his, and his wife's, extended family. People can discount his stetement but I take it as true, Conway didn't turn down our club, rather he turned down it's location. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 10

1:31pm Mon 26 May 14

mark by the sea says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Mancgulled wrote:
I'm sorry but its like 27000 people drinking one overpriced pint of Harveys at one fixture! Conway went for a similar price and he too was quality - just look how he performed in the last fixture - 3 assists. I'd give £200K just to show some love ....
Conway publicly told of his desire to join a club nearer to the north for family reasons, not least of all the arrival of his child and the placement of his, and his wife's, extended family. People can discount his stetement but I take it as true, Conway didn't turn down our club, rather he turned down it's location.
You would believe anything a player said! So why did he say he would jump at the chance when he returned to Cardiff? Truth is just like Conway and ward we wait in the hope we can get the player on the cheap! His offer was obviously not enough, do you not think Blackburn are not paying him more?
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mancgulled[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry but its like 27000 people drinking one overpriced pint of Harveys at one fixture! Conway went for a similar price and he too was quality - just look how he performed in the last fixture - 3 assists. I'd give £200K just to show some love ....[/p][/quote]Conway publicly told of his desire to join a club nearer to the north for family reasons, not least of all the arrival of his child and the placement of his, and his wife's, extended family. People can discount his stetement but I take it as true, Conway didn't turn down our club, rather he turned down it's location.[/p][/quote]You would believe anything a player said! So why did he say he would jump at the chance when he returned to Cardiff? Truth is just like Conway and ward we wait in the hope we can get the player on the cheap! His offer was obviously not enough, do you not think Blackburn are not paying him more? mark by the sea
  • Score: -1

1:31pm Mon 26 May 14

Mancgulled says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Mancgulled wrote:
I'm sorry but its like 27000 people drinking one overpriced pint of Harveys at one fixture! Conway went for a similar price and he too was quality - just look how he performed in the last fixture - 3 assists. I'd give £200K just to show some love ....
Conway publicly told of his desire to join a club nearer to the north for family reasons, not least of all the arrival of his child and the placement of his, and his wife's, extended family. People can discount his stetement but I take it as true, Conway didn't turn down our club, rather he turned down it's location.
That obviously puts a different complexion on the affair - never read that so good point! Meanwhile should we all simply have one extra pint of Harvey's at the next fixture? Very depressing that Reading (for ex) seem to have more admiration for our defensive assets than we do - don't you think?
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mancgulled[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry but its like 27000 people drinking one overpriced pint of Harveys at one fixture! Conway went for a similar price and he too was quality - just look how he performed in the last fixture - 3 assists. I'd give £200K just to show some love ....[/p][/quote]Conway publicly told of his desire to join a club nearer to the north for family reasons, not least of all the arrival of his child and the placement of his, and his wife's, extended family. People can discount his stetement but I take it as true, Conway didn't turn down our club, rather he turned down it's location.[/p][/quote]That obviously puts a different complexion on the affair - never read that so good point! Meanwhile should we all simply have one extra pint of Harvey's at the next fixture? Very depressing that Reading (for ex) seem to have more admiration for our defensive assets than we do - don't you think? Mancgulled
  • Score: 5

1:37pm Mon 26 May 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Claude Back wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
This is supposed to be a serious discussion forum.
It deteriorates with regular monotony
I don't think I'll bother anymore. UTA
Really? Who said it shouldn't have humour? Amazing! What a dull life you must lead.
Actually I only like this forum when it's not serious. ;-)
I didn't say I disliked humour, I just get tired of the tripe on here.
Anyway life's never dull when you support the Albion. UTA
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: This is supposed to be a serious discussion forum. It deteriorates with regular monotony I don't think I'll bother anymore. UTA[/p][/quote]Really? Who said it shouldn't have humour? Amazing! What a dull life you must lead. Actually I only like this forum when it's not serious. ;-)[/p][/quote]I didn't say I disliked humour, I just get tired of the tripe on here. Anyway life's never dull when you support the Albion. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 2

1:50pm Mon 26 May 14

Albion In Staffs says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Clement to West Brom, if that is the case then does that mean that Hughton has a clear run at the job at Brighton, or does Sherwood get back in the picture as the West Brom job would have slipped away from him, if he even wanted it.
Who says Clement is going to WBA? It's clearly an option, but I'm not sure it's any stronger than a possibility? Or have i missed something?
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Clement to West Brom, if that is the case then does that mean that Hughton has a clear run at the job at Brighton, or does Sherwood get back in the picture as the West Brom job would have slipped away from him, if he even wanted it.[/p][/quote]Who says Clement is going to WBA? It's clearly an option, but I'm not sure it's any stronger than a possibility? Or have i missed something? Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 3

1:54pm Mon 26 May 14

Mancgulled says...

mark by the sea wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Mancgulled wrote:
I'm sorry but its like 27000 people drinking one overpriced pint of Harveys at one fixture! Conway went for a similar price and he too was quality - just look how he performed in the last fixture - 3 assists. I'd give £200K just to show some love ....
Conway publicly told of his desire to join a club nearer to the north for family reasons, not least of all the arrival of his child and the placement of his, and his wife's, extended family. People can discount his stetement but I take it as true, Conway didn't turn down our club, rather he turned down it's location.
You would believe anything a player said! So why did he say he would jump at the chance when he returned to Cardiff? Truth is just like Conway and ward we wait in the hope we can get the player on the cheap! His offer was obviously not enough, do you not think Blackburn are not paying him more?
and there is another argument you can neither validate or repudiate - only the player knows, but we all know to a man that Stephen Ward is a class act so in the absence of an appointed manager, if we are to buy unsanctioned players like swiss midfielers that nobody has ever heard of, can't we at least buy one defender that everyone approves of? for peanuts ....
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mancgulled[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry but its like 27000 people drinking one overpriced pint of Harveys at one fixture! Conway went for a similar price and he too was quality - just look how he performed in the last fixture - 3 assists. I'd give £200K just to show some love ....[/p][/quote]Conway publicly told of his desire to join a club nearer to the north for family reasons, not least of all the arrival of his child and the placement of his, and his wife's, extended family. People can discount his stetement but I take it as true, Conway didn't turn down our club, rather he turned down it's location.[/p][/quote]You would believe anything a player said! So why did he say he would jump at the chance when he returned to Cardiff? Truth is just like Conway and ward we wait in the hope we can get the player on the cheap! His offer was obviously not enough, do you not think Blackburn are not paying him more?[/p][/quote]and there is another argument you can neither validate or repudiate - only the player knows, but we all know to a man that Stephen Ward is a class act so in the absence of an appointed manager, if we are to buy unsanctioned players like swiss midfielers that nobody has ever heard of, can't we at least buy one defender that everyone approves of? for peanuts .... Mancgulled
  • Score: 11

1:59pm Mon 26 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Clement to West Brom, if that is the case then does that mean that Hughton has a clear run at the job at Brighton, or does Sherwood get back in the picture as the West Brom job would have slipped away from him, if he even wanted it.
Who says Clement is going to WBA? It's clearly an option, but I'm not sure it's any stronger than a possibility? Or have i missed something?
no I don't thnk that you have missed anything, other than the fact that Clement's brother has very strong ties to West Brom, so that might have a baring. My question was, 'if that is the case.'
I still think that there is a decent chance of Clement coming to Brighton.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Clement to West Brom, if that is the case then does that mean that Hughton has a clear run at the job at Brighton, or does Sherwood get back in the picture as the West Brom job would have slipped away from him, if he even wanted it.[/p][/quote]Who says Clement is going to WBA? It's clearly an option, but I'm not sure it's any stronger than a possibility? Or have i missed something?[/p][/quote]no I don't thnk that you have missed anything, other than the fact that Clement's brother has very strong ties to West Brom, so that might have a baring. My question was, 'if that is the case.' I still think that there is a decent chance of Clement coming to Brighton. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

2:06pm Mon 26 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

Mancgulled wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Mancgulled wrote:
I'm sorry but its like 27000 people drinking one overpriced pint of Harveys at one fixture! Conway went for a similar price and he too was quality - just look how he performed in the last fixture - 3 assists. I'd give £200K just to show some love ....
Conway publicly told of his desire to join a club nearer to the north for family reasons, not least of all the arrival of his child and the placement of his, and his wife's, extended family. People can discount his stetement but I take it as true, Conway didn't turn down our club, rather he turned down it's location.
You would believe anything a player said! So why did he say he would jump at the chance when he returned to Cardiff? Truth is just like Conway and ward we wait in the hope we can get the player on the cheap! His offer was obviously not enough, do you not think Blackburn are not paying him more?
and there is another argument you can neither validate or repudiate - only the player knows, but we all know to a man that Stephen Ward is a class act so in the absence of an appointed manager, if we are to buy unsanctioned players like swiss midfielers that nobody has ever heard of, can't we at least buy one defender that everyone approves of? for peanuts ....
and it just might be that we have made Ward an offer, perhaps we are waiting on his reply, as with most important decisions at the club, we won't know untill it's carved in stone, and that's how it should be, IMHO.
[quote][p][bold]Mancgulled[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mancgulled[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry but its like 27000 people drinking one overpriced pint of Harveys at one fixture! Conway went for a similar price and he too was quality - just look how he performed in the last fixture - 3 assists. I'd give £200K just to show some love ....[/p][/quote]Conway publicly told of his desire to join a club nearer to the north for family reasons, not least of all the arrival of his child and the placement of his, and his wife's, extended family. People can discount his stetement but I take it as true, Conway didn't turn down our club, rather he turned down it's location.[/p][/quote]You would believe anything a player said! So why did he say he would jump at the chance when he returned to Cardiff? Truth is just like Conway and ward we wait in the hope we can get the player on the cheap! His offer was obviously not enough, do you not think Blackburn are not paying him more?[/p][/quote]and there is another argument you can neither validate or repudiate - only the player knows, but we all know to a man that Stephen Ward is a class act so in the absence of an appointed manager, if we are to buy unsanctioned players like swiss midfielers that nobody has ever heard of, can't we at least buy one defender that everyone approves of? for peanuts ....[/p][/quote]and it just might be that we have made Ward an offer, perhaps we are waiting on his reply, as with most important decisions at the club, we won't know untill it's carved in stone, and that's how it should be, IMHO. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 5

2:09pm Mon 26 May 14

East of CrawleyDown says...

To be honest, signing anybody is going to be a battle with no manager in place, the dragging of heels over such a fundamental issue as appointing a manager is of great concern. I understand that things shouldn't be rushed, but weeks have gone by with next to nothing happening and at this rate we will miss out big time and that will have a knock on effect next season, once again.
To be honest, signing anybody is going to be a battle with no manager in place, the dragging of heels over such a fundamental issue as appointing a manager is of great concern. I understand that things shouldn't be rushed, but weeks have gone by with next to nothing happening and at this rate we will miss out big time and that will have a knock on effect next season, once again. East of CrawleyDown
  • Score: -6

2:14pm Mon 26 May 14

Captain Haddock says...

Claude Back wrote:
Well, don't worry too much chaps....we still have Dunk. (and his Dad who used to be called Pat, apparently, but not too sure what he is called now.)
Haha! Like it, Claude...you are on form today.
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: Well, don't worry too much chaps....we still have Dunk. (and his Dad who used to be called Pat, apparently, but not too sure what he is called now.)[/p][/quote]Haha! Like it, Claude...you are on form today. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 7

2:24pm Mon 26 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

Mancgulled wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Mancgulled wrote:
I'm sorry but its like 27000 people drinking one overpriced pint of Harveys at one fixture! Conway went for a similar price and he too was quality - just look how he performed in the last fixture - 3 assists. I'd give £200K just to show some love ....
Conway publicly told of his desire to join a club nearer to the north for family reasons, not least of all the arrival of his child and the placement of his, and his wife's, extended family. People can discount his stetement but I take it as true, Conway didn't turn down our club, rather he turned down it's location.
That obviously puts a different complexion on the affair - never read that so good point! Meanwhile should we all simply have one extra pint of Harvey's at the next fixture? Very depressing that Reading (for ex) seem to have more admiration for our defensive assets than we do - don't you think?
Conway joined Rovers for just 100k, a sum I a sure we could have matched or bettered, I think it would be wrong to say that we had much to do with the player's decision not to come. When opting for Rovers Conway said, 'I enjoyed my time at Brighton, but where I am now makes it easier for family to visit.' I have not quoted his words exactly, but I am pretty darn close.
[quote][p][bold]Mancgulled[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mancgulled[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry but its like 27000 people drinking one overpriced pint of Harveys at one fixture! Conway went for a similar price and he too was quality - just look how he performed in the last fixture - 3 assists. I'd give £200K just to show some love ....[/p][/quote]Conway publicly told of his desire to join a club nearer to the north for family reasons, not least of all the arrival of his child and the placement of his, and his wife's, extended family. People can discount his stetement but I take it as true, Conway didn't turn down our club, rather he turned down it's location.[/p][/quote]That obviously puts a different complexion on the affair - never read that so good point! Meanwhile should we all simply have one extra pint of Harvey's at the next fixture? Very depressing that Reading (for ex) seem to have more admiration for our defensive assets than we do - don't you think?[/p][/quote]Conway joined Rovers for just 100k, a sum I a sure we could have matched or bettered, I think it would be wrong to say that we had much to do with the player's decision not to come. When opting for Rovers Conway said, 'I enjoyed my time at Brighton, but where I am now makes it easier for family to visit.' I have not quoted his words exactly, but I am pretty darn close. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 4

3:02pm Mon 26 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

Just thinking on the fact that we have not started our quad rebuild, I took a look at the BBC completed, or areed to, transfer list and if they have it right, it would see that we have little to worry about.

From and including the 4th of April, up to the 23rd of May, just 9 players have come into Champ Div clubs, and one of those signed was ours, the Grass Hopper deal. If the BBC have it right, then it appears that we are not losing too much ground inthe transfer market. Of course if they have it wrong, then what I have written is crap, they report you decide.
Just thinking on the fact that we have not started our quad rebuild, I took a look at the BBC completed, or areed to, transfer list and if they have it right, it would see that we have little to worry about. From and including the 4th of April, up to the 23rd of May, just 9 players have come into Champ Div clubs, and one of those signed was ours, the Grass Hopper deal. If the BBC have it right, then it appears that we are not losing too much ground inthe transfer market. Of course if they have it wrong, then what I have written is crap, they report you decide. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 4

3:28pm Mon 26 May 14

Mancgulled says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Mancgulled wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Mancgulled wrote:
I'm sorry but its like 27000 people drinking one overpriced pint of Harveys at one fixture! Conway went for a similar price and he too was quality - just look how he performed in the last fixture - 3 assists. I'd give £200K just to show some love ....
Conway publicly told of his desire to join a club nearer to the north for family reasons, not least of all the arrival of his child and the placement of his, and his wife's, extended family. People can discount his stetement but I take it as true, Conway didn't turn down our club, rather he turned down it's location.
You would believe anything a player said! So why did he say he would jump at the chance when he returned to Cardiff? Truth is just like Conway and ward we wait in the hope we can get the player on the cheap! His offer was obviously not enough, do you not think Blackburn are not paying him more?
and there is another argument you can neither validate or repudiate - only the player knows, but we all know to a man that Stephen Ward is a class act so in the absence of an appointed manager, if we are to buy unsanctioned players like swiss midfielers that nobody has ever heard of, can't we at least buy one defender that everyone approves of? for peanuts ....
and it just might be that we have made Ward an offer, perhaps we are waiting on his reply, as with most important decisions at the club, we won't know untill it's carved in stone, and that's how it should be, IMHO.
hoping you're right!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mancgulled[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mancgulled[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry but its like 27000 people drinking one overpriced pint of Harveys at one fixture! Conway went for a similar price and he too was quality - just look how he performed in the last fixture - 3 assists. I'd give £200K just to show some love ....[/p][/quote]Conway publicly told of his desire to join a club nearer to the north for family reasons, not least of all the arrival of his child and the placement of his, and his wife's, extended family. People can discount his stetement but I take it as true, Conway didn't turn down our club, rather he turned down it's location.[/p][/quote]You would believe anything a player said! So why did he say he would jump at the chance when he returned to Cardiff? Truth is just like Conway and ward we wait in the hope we can get the player on the cheap! His offer was obviously not enough, do you not think Blackburn are not paying him more?[/p][/quote]and there is another argument you can neither validate or repudiate - only the player knows, but we all know to a man that Stephen Ward is a class act so in the absence of an appointed manager, if we are to buy unsanctioned players like swiss midfielers that nobody has ever heard of, can't we at least buy one defender that everyone approves of? for peanuts ....[/p][/quote]and it just might be that we have made Ward an offer, perhaps we are waiting on his reply, as with most important decisions at the club, we won't know untill it's carved in stone, and that's how it should be, IMHO.[/p][/quote]hoping you're right! Mancgulled
  • Score: -1

3:30pm Mon 26 May 14

Mancgulled says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Mancgulled wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Mancgulled wrote:
I'm sorry but its like 27000 people drinking one overpriced pint of Harveys at one fixture! Conway went for a similar price and he too was quality - just look how he performed in the last fixture - 3 assists. I'd give £200K just to show some love ....
Conway publicly told of his desire to join a club nearer to the north for family reasons, not least of all the arrival of his child and the placement of his, and his wife's, extended family. People can discount his stetement but I take it as true, Conway didn't turn down our club, rather he turned down it's location.
That obviously puts a different complexion on the affair - never read that so good point! Meanwhile should we all simply have one extra pint of Harvey's at the next fixture? Very depressing that Reading (for ex) seem to have more admiration for our defensive assets than we do - don't you think?
Conway joined Rovers for just 100k, a sum I a sure we could have matched or bettered, I think it would be wrong to say that we had much to do with the player's decision not to come. When opting for Rovers Conway said, 'I enjoyed my time at Brighton, but where I am now makes it easier for family to visit.' I have not quoted his words exactly, but I am pretty darn close.
I have no reason to disbelieve you!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mancgulled[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mancgulled[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry but its like 27000 people drinking one overpriced pint of Harveys at one fixture! Conway went for a similar price and he too was quality - just look how he performed in the last fixture - 3 assists. I'd give £200K just to show some love ....[/p][/quote]Conway publicly told of his desire to join a club nearer to the north for family reasons, not least of all the arrival of his child and the placement of his, and his wife's, extended family. People can discount his stetement but I take it as true, Conway didn't turn down our club, rather he turned down it's location.[/p][/quote]That obviously puts a different complexion on the affair - never read that so good point! Meanwhile should we all simply have one extra pint of Harvey's at the next fixture? Very depressing that Reading (for ex) seem to have more admiration for our defensive assets than we do - don't you think?[/p][/quote]Conway joined Rovers for just 100k, a sum I a sure we could have matched or bettered, I think it would be wrong to say that we had much to do with the player's decision not to come. When opting for Rovers Conway said, 'I enjoyed my time at Brighton, but where I am now makes it easier for family to visit.' I have not quoted his words exactly, but I am pretty darn close.[/p][/quote]I have no reason to disbelieve you! Mancgulled
  • Score: 0

3:40pm Mon 26 May 14

don't wanna do it like that says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Just thinking on the fact that we have not started our quad rebuild, I took a look at the BBC completed, or areed to, transfer list and if they have it right, it would see that we have little to worry about.

From and including the 4th of April, up to the 23rd of May, just 9 players have come into Champ Div clubs, and one of those signed was ours, the Grass Hopper deal. If the BBC have it right, then it appears that we are not losing too much ground inthe transfer market. Of course if they have it wrong, then what I have written is crap, they report you decide.
Vegas you mostly post interesting but a lot of crap,no offence.

If Bloom the board keep their word no new player will come in until a new manager is appointed,but as the clock keeps ticking choices are getting less.

Do you think players(agents) are waiting for a club like Albion have a new man in place,its like the sales first come first served.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Just thinking on the fact that we have not started our quad rebuild, I took a look at the BBC completed, or areed to, transfer list and if they have it right, it would see that we have little to worry about. From and including the 4th of April, up to the 23rd of May, just 9 players have come into Champ Div clubs, and one of those signed was ours, the Grass Hopper deal. If the BBC have it right, then it appears that we are not losing too much ground inthe transfer market. Of course if they have it wrong, then what I have written is crap, they report you decide.[/p][/quote]Vegas you mostly post interesting but a lot of crap,no offence. If Bloom the board keep their word no new player will come in until a new manager is appointed,but as the clock keeps ticking choices are getting less. Do you think players(agents) are waiting for a club like Albion have a new man in place,its like the sales first come first served. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 0

3:50pm Mon 26 May 14

Captain Haddock says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
I see that there is now speculation that Leicester are preparing a 7 milliom pound raid for Ulloa, now we just need one or two other prem clubs to come calling to drive up the price. No matter how much Brighton fans want to keep Leo, as soon as 7 million is put on the table our chances become very slim, new manager or not.
Argh! What about our "Who's That Man From Argentina?" Song?

Maybe if we promote Shamir Goodwin up to first team we could go with:

"Who's that boy from sunny Brighton? Who's that boy we all adore?
Shamir Goodwin is his name, and he scores a goal a game*
So we won't mention Leo anymore**"

*as untrue for him as it was for Leo
**except every time we sing the song, of course, a la Murray
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I see that there is now speculation that Leicester are preparing a 7 milliom pound raid for Ulloa, now we just need one or two other prem clubs to come calling to drive up the price. No matter how much Brighton fans want to keep Leo, as soon as 7 million is put on the table our chances become very slim, new manager or not.[/p][/quote]Argh! What about our "Who's That Man From Argentina?" Song? Maybe if we promote Shamir Goodwin up to first team we could go with: "Who's that boy from sunny Brighton? Who's that boy we all adore? Shamir Goodwin is his name, and he scores a goal a game* So we won't mention Leo anymore**" *as untrue for him as it was for Leo **except every time we sing the song, of course, a la Murray Captain Haddock
  • Score: 0

3:52pm Mon 26 May 14

KeefyH44 says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
Not surprising news, but worrying nonetheless. Ward will be on more money at the moment with Wolves than we would be willing to pay. If he is offered Premier League football that in itself will be too tempting to turn down in effect and also keeping him on wages he's used to would finish things off.

Therefore, it will come down to what Wolves are willing to do in terms of that transfer fee and then how earnest the interest is from Poyet and Dyche (or others from the Premier league).

I think the chances are against us re-recruiting him but at least there is still hope until definite offers are made by others.
Certainly seems that way but many years ago, I was out of work and 3 jobs came along at once. One in Worthing, (I was cycling everywhere at the time), one was working on Flight Sims for Rediffusion, and the last was repairing Ultra Sound equipment for British Rail. Worthing was a tad too far, Rediffusion were offering 10% more than BR, but BE had a "Family" feel so I went with them. I had many happy years there despite the Tories privatizing everything in sight. It's not all about money. Let's face it, even on £5,000 a week you're better of than the majority of we wage slaves. No-One needs £1M a year, and anyone on £250,000 a year looking for more is just plain greedy! 20 years on a footballer's wages leaves anyone sitting pretty!
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Not surprising news, but worrying nonetheless. Ward will be on more money at the moment with Wolves than we would be willing to pay. If he is offered Premier League football that in itself will be too tempting to turn down in effect and also keeping him on wages he's used to would finish things off. Therefore, it will come down to what Wolves are willing to do in terms of that transfer fee and then how earnest the interest is from Poyet and Dyche (or others from the Premier league). I think the chances are against us re-recruiting him but at least there is still hope until definite offers are made by others.[/p][/quote]Certainly seems that way but many years ago, I was out of work and 3 jobs came along at once. One in Worthing, (I was cycling everywhere at the time), one was working on Flight Sims for Rediffusion, and the last was repairing Ultra Sound equipment for British Rail. Worthing was a tad too far, Rediffusion were offering 10% more than BR, but BE had a "Family" feel so I went with them. I had many happy years there despite the Tories privatizing everything in sight. It's not all about money. Let's face it, even on £5,000 a week you're better of than the majority of we wage slaves. No-One needs £1M a year, and anyone on £250,000 a year looking for more is just plain greedy! 20 years on a footballer's wages leaves anyone sitting pretty! KeefyH44
  • Score: 4

3:52pm Mon 26 May 14

Captain Haddock says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Withdean-er wrote: If true, that would be the end of that then. The max wage with a FFP payroll budget we could afford to pay Ward would be say £10,000 p.w. A PL wage would be double or triple that. Like others last year, I fell for the tale that (the brilliant) Wayne Bridge loved life in Brighton so much & had made his money from football, so that money was no longer a motivator ...... but then he went to Reading, IMO no way such a great place to live as Sussex, as £££££ talked.
We paid ward 12 k a week from clubs funds
Did that cover 100% of his Wolves wage rate or only part, Mark?
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: If true, that would be the end of that then. The max wage with a FFP payroll budget we could afford to pay Ward would be say £10,000 p.w. A PL wage would be double or triple that. Like others last year, I fell for the tale that (the brilliant) Wayne Bridge loved life in Brighton so much & had made his money from football, so that money was no longer a motivator ...... but then he went to Reading, IMO no way such a great place to live as Sussex, as £££££ talked.[/p][/quote]We paid ward 12 k a week from clubs funds[/p][/quote]Did that cover 100% of his Wolves wage rate or only part, Mark? Captain Haddock
  • Score: 2

4:01pm Mon 26 May 14

Captain Haddock says...

KeefyH44 wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote: Not surprising news, but worrying nonetheless. Ward will be on more money at the moment with Wolves than we would be willing to pay. If he is offered Premier League football that in itself will be too tempting to turn down in effect and also keeping him on wages he's used to would finish things off. Therefore, it will come down to what Wolves are willing to do in terms of that transfer fee and then how earnest the interest is from Poyet and Dyche (or others from the Premier league). I think the chances are against us re-recruiting him but at least there is still hope until definite offers are made by others.
Certainly seems that way but many years ago, I was out of work and 3 jobs came along at once. One in Worthing, (I was cycling everywhere at the time), one was working on Flight Sims for Rediffusion, and the last was repairing Ultra Sound equipment for British Rail. Worthing was a tad too far, Rediffusion were offering 10% more than BR, but BE had a "Family" feel so I went with them. I had many happy years there despite the Tories privatizing everything in sight. It's not all about money. Let's face it, even on £5,000 a week you're better of than the majority of we wage slaves. No-One needs £1M a year, and anyone on £250,000 a year looking for more is just plain greedy! 20 years on a footballer's wages leaves anyone sitting pretty!
I agree but fear the bulk of footballers don't, sadly. Perhaps....perhaps..
.Stephen Ward is different?!!!!
[quote][p][bold]KeefyH44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Not surprising news, but worrying nonetheless. Ward will be on more money at the moment with Wolves than we would be willing to pay. If he is offered Premier League football that in itself will be too tempting to turn down in effect and also keeping him on wages he's used to would finish things off. Therefore, it will come down to what Wolves are willing to do in terms of that transfer fee and then how earnest the interest is from Poyet and Dyche (or others from the Premier league). I think the chances are against us re-recruiting him but at least there is still hope until definite offers are made by others.[/p][/quote]Certainly seems that way but many years ago, I was out of work and 3 jobs came along at once. One in Worthing, (I was cycling everywhere at the time), one was working on Flight Sims for Rediffusion, and the last was repairing Ultra Sound equipment for British Rail. Worthing was a tad too far, Rediffusion were offering 10% more than BR, but BE had a "Family" feel so I went with them. I had many happy years there despite the Tories privatizing everything in sight. It's not all about money. Let's face it, even on £5,000 a week you're better of than the majority of we wage slaves. No-One needs £1M a year, and anyone on £250,000 a year looking for more is just plain greedy! 20 years on a footballer's wages leaves anyone sitting pretty![/p][/quote]I agree but fear the bulk of footballers don't, sadly. Perhaps....perhaps.. .Stephen Ward is different?!!!! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 2

4:04pm Mon 26 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Just thinking on the fact that we have not started our quad rebuild, I took a look at the BBC completed, or areed to, transfer list and if they have it right, it would see that we have little to worry about.

From and including the 4th of April, up to the 23rd of May, just 9 players have come into Champ Div clubs, and one of those signed was ours, the Grass Hopper deal. If the BBC have it right, then it appears that we are not losing too much ground inthe transfer market. Of course if they have it wrong, then what I have written is crap, they report you decide.
Vegas you mostly post interesting but a lot of crap,no offence.

If Bloom the board keep their word no new player will come in until a new manager is appointed,but as the clock keeps ticking choices are getting less.

Do you think players(agents) are waiting for a club like Albion have a new man in place,its like the sales first come first served.
'choices getting less,' but if the BBC are correct, then surely the number of choices remains huge with just 9 inward deals having been completed even tho the clubs have managers in place.

It is far too early to worry about who might be slipping thru the net as possible signings for Brighton. If Leicester do indeed mke a 7 million offer for Ulloa, and if we accept that offer, then our whole aproach as to signings could change due to more money being available. How can we sign a striker to work with Leo if we then end up selling Leo, so yeah, I think agents might well be holding back awaiting further developments at several clubs, including ours.
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Just thinking on the fact that we have not started our quad rebuild, I took a look at the BBC completed, or areed to, transfer list and if they have it right, it would see that we have little to worry about. From and including the 4th of April, up to the 23rd of May, just 9 players have come into Champ Div clubs, and one of those signed was ours, the Grass Hopper deal. If the BBC have it right, then it appears that we are not losing too much ground inthe transfer market. Of course if they have it wrong, then what I have written is crap, they report you decide.[/p][/quote]Vegas you mostly post interesting but a lot of crap,no offence. If Bloom the board keep their word no new player will come in until a new manager is appointed,but as the clock keeps ticking choices are getting less. Do you think players(agents) are waiting for a club like Albion have a new man in place,its like the sales first come first served.[/p][/quote]'choices getting less,' but if the BBC are correct, then surely the number of choices remains huge with just 9 inward deals having been completed even tho the clubs have managers in place. It is far too early to worry about who might be slipping thru the net as possible signings for Brighton. If Leicester do indeed mke a 7 million offer for Ulloa, and if we accept that offer, then our whole aproach as to signings could change due to more money being available. How can we sign a striker to work with Leo if we then end up selling Leo, so yeah, I think agents might well be holding back awaiting further developments at several clubs, including ours. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 6

4:14pm Mon 26 May 14

tug509 says...

Claude Back wrote:
Well, don't worry too much chaps....we still have Dunk. (and his Dad who used to be called Pat, apparently, but not too sure what he is called now.)
Slam ?.
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: Well, don't worry too much chaps....we still have Dunk. (and his Dad who used to be called Pat, apparently, but not too sure what he is called now.)[/p][/quote]Slam ?. tug509
  • Score: 5

5:17pm Mon 26 May 14

Claude Back says...

tug509 wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
Well, don't worry too much chaps....we still have Dunk. (and his Dad who used to be called Pat, apparently, but not too sure what he is called now.)
Slam ?.
Very good. Took me a few seconds to get that . ;-)
Ex Actly.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: Well, don't worry too much chaps....we still have Dunk. (and his Dad who used to be called Pat, apparently, but not too sure what he is called now.)[/p][/quote]Slam ?.[/p][/quote]Very good. Took me a few seconds to get that . ;-) Ex Actly. Claude Back
  • Score: 6

5:30pm Mon 26 May 14

JeffLomer says...

Breaking news
Paul clement just been on talk sport with Durham and Gough, saying nothing is decided yet but is ready to be manager in his own right, but is happy to be a number two at Real Madrid but said who would not be, stated he has been approached by a club in premiership but thinks it could be suicide to take that or even think about managing a club at that level for his first job, also stated he has been approached his words from a championship club which interests him very much he said he would like to take a team in to the premiership, but he also stated he is happy at Madrid, he said he has a lot off thinking to do in the coming week or so, to see if the right job comes for him or to stay with Madrid, he stated Ancelotti would not stand in his way if he wanted to be a manager in his own right, great interview talked very well!!
Up the Albion!!!!
Breaking news Paul clement just been on talk sport with Durham and Gough, saying nothing is decided yet but is ready to be manager in his own right, but is happy to be a number two at Real Madrid but said who would not be, stated he has been approached by a club in premiership but thinks it could be suicide to take that or even think about managing a club at that level for his first job, also stated he has been approached his words from a championship club which interests him very much he said he would like to take a team in to the premiership, but he also stated he is happy at Madrid, he said he has a lot off thinking to do in the coming week or so, to see if the right job comes for him or to stay with Madrid, he stated Ancelotti would not stand in his way if he wanted to be a manager in his own right, great interview talked very well!! Up the Albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 9

5:34pm Mon 26 May 14

mark by the sea says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Withdean-er wrote: If true, that would be the end of that then. The max wage with a FFP payroll budget we could afford to pay Ward would be say £10,000 p.w. A PL wage would be double or triple that. Like others last year, I fell for the tale that (the brilliant) Wayne Bridge loved life in Brighton so much & had made his money from football, so that money was no longer a motivator ...... but then he went to Reading, IMO no way such a great place to live as Sussex, as £££££ talked.
We paid ward 12 k a week from clubs funds
Did that cover 100% of his Wolves wage rate or only part, Mark?
According to sky sports online there is a comment we paid all of the 12k.
Glen Murray to leave palace this summer, Reading to lead the chase .
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: If true, that would be the end of that then. The max wage with a FFP payroll budget we could afford to pay Ward would be say £10,000 p.w. A PL wage would be double or triple that. Like others last year, I fell for the tale that (the brilliant) Wayne Bridge loved life in Brighton so much & had made his money from football, so that money was no longer a motivator ...... but then he went to Reading, IMO no way such a great place to live as Sussex, as £££££ talked.[/p][/quote]We paid ward 12 k a week from clubs funds[/p][/quote]Did that cover 100% of his Wolves wage rate or only part, Mark?[/p][/quote]According to sky sports online there is a comment we paid all of the 12k. Glen Murray to leave palace this summer, Reading to lead the chase . mark by the sea
  • Score: 0

5:37pm Mon 26 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Interesting stuff Jeff. I know some QPR fans who want Clement to replace 'Arry, but this seems to rule that out. Which other Championship clubs are currently without a manager?
Interesting stuff Jeff. I know some QPR fans who want Clement to replace 'Arry, but this seems to rule that out. Which other Championship clubs are currently without a manager? Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 1

5:38pm Mon 26 May 14

dave from bexill says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Breaking news
Paul clement just been on talk sport with Durham and Gough, saying nothing is decided yet but is ready to be manager in his own right, but is happy to be a number two at Real Madrid but said who would not be, stated he has been approached by a club in premiership but thinks it could be suicide to take that or even think about managing a club at that level for his first job, also stated he has been approached his words from a championship club which interests him very much he said he would like to take a team in to the premiership, but he also stated he is happy at Madrid, he said he has a lot off thinking to do in the coming week or so, to see if the right job comes for him or to stay with Madrid, he stated Ancelotti would not stand in his way if he wanted to be a manager in his own right, great interview talked very well!!
Up the Albion!!!!
Cheers Jeff, some real news.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Breaking news Paul clement just been on talk sport with Durham and Gough, saying nothing is decided yet but is ready to be manager in his own right, but is happy to be a number two at Real Madrid but said who would not be, stated he has been approached by a club in premiership but thinks it could be suicide to take that or even think about managing a club at that level for his first job, also stated he has been approached his words from a championship club which interests him very much he said he would like to take a team in to the premiership, but he also stated he is happy at Madrid, he said he has a lot off thinking to do in the coming week or so, to see if the right job comes for him or to stay with Madrid, he stated Ancelotti would not stand in his way if he wanted to be a manager in his own right, great interview talked very well!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]Cheers Jeff, some real news. dave from bexill
  • Score: 3

5:38pm Mon 26 May 14

mark by the sea says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Interesting stuff Jeff. I know some QPR fans who want Clement to replace 'Arry, but this seems to rule that out. Which other Championship clubs are currently without a manager?
The club might still have a manager, Leeds comes to mind
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Interesting stuff Jeff. I know some QPR fans who want Clement to replace 'Arry, but this seems to rule that out. Which other Championship clubs are currently without a manager?[/p][/quote]The club might still have a manager, Leeds comes to mind mark by the sea
  • Score: 2

5:49pm Mon 26 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Breaking news
Paul clement just been on talk sport with Durham and Gough, saying nothing is decided yet but is ready to be manager in his own right, but is happy to be a number two at Real Madrid but said who would not be, stated he has been approached by a club in premiership but thinks it could be suicide to take that or even think about managing a club at that level for his first job, also stated he has been approached his words from a championship club which interests him very much he said he would like to take a team in to the premiership, but he also stated he is happy at Madrid, he said he has a lot off thinking to do in the coming week or so, to see if the right job comes for him or to stay with Madrid, he stated Ancelotti would not stand in his way if he wanted to be a manager in his own right, great interview talked very well!!
Up the Albion!!!!
This interview that you tell of, ties in nicely with both Brighton and West Brom stating that they will, make moves on filling the managerials vacancy in the coming days.
The big question for Clement is, does he want to go straight into the prem, with all the pressure that such a move would entail, or would he prefer to come to us as his first venture into management, and avoid the pressure cooker that is the prem.

Questions would arise for both clubs too. For Brighton the main question would be, if he does well will we lose him to a prem club in the not distant future? For West Brom, should they gamble on an unproven candidate?

From Clement's point of view my guess is that Brighton would look a safer option. If West Brom found themselves near to, or in, the relegation zone come December, they would have little choice other than to look to replace Clement, and considering that there are applicants with a prem management background available, they might choose the safer option of choosing one of them.

If I were Clement I would get my feet wet with Brighton and see how things work out over the coming couple of seasons, if he proves himself prem offers will come sooner or later.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Breaking news Paul clement just been on talk sport with Durham and Gough, saying nothing is decided yet but is ready to be manager in his own right, but is happy to be a number two at Real Madrid but said who would not be, stated he has been approached by a club in premiership but thinks it could be suicide to take that or even think about managing a club at that level for his first job, also stated he has been approached his words from a championship club which interests him very much he said he would like to take a team in to the premiership, but he also stated he is happy at Madrid, he said he has a lot off thinking to do in the coming week or so, to see if the right job comes for him or to stay with Madrid, he stated Ancelotti would not stand in his way if he wanted to be a manager in his own right, great interview talked very well!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]This interview that you tell of, ties in nicely with both Brighton and West Brom stating that they will, make moves on filling the managerials vacancy in the coming days. The big question for Clement is, does he want to go straight into the prem, with all the pressure that such a move would entail, or would he prefer to come to us as his first venture into management, and avoid the pressure cooker that is the prem. Questions would arise for both clubs too. For Brighton the main question would be, if he does well will we lose him to a prem club in the not distant future? For West Brom, should they gamble on an unproven candidate? From Clement's point of view my guess is that Brighton would look a safer option. If West Brom found themselves near to, or in, the relegation zone come December, they would have little choice other than to look to replace Clement, and considering that there are applicants with a prem management background available, they might choose the safer option of choosing one of them. If I were Clement I would get my feet wet with Brighton and see how things work out over the coming couple of seasons, if he proves himself prem offers will come sooner or later. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 7

6:03pm Mon 26 May 14

Albion In Staffs says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Breaking news
Paul clement just been on talk sport with Durham and Gough, saying nothing is decided yet but is ready to be manager in his own right, but is happy to be a number two at Real Madrid but said who would not be, stated he has been approached by a club in premiership but thinks it could be suicide to take that or even think about managing a club at that level for his first job, also stated he has been approached his words from a championship club which interests him very much he said he would like to take a team in to the premiership, but he also stated he is happy at Madrid, he said he has a lot off thinking to do in the coming week or so, to see if the right job comes for him or to stay with Madrid, he stated Ancelotti would not stand in his way if he wanted to be a manager in his own right, great interview talked very well!!
Up the Albion!!!!
This interview that you tell of, ties in nicely with both Brighton and West Brom stating that they will, make moves on filling the managerials vacancy in the coming days.
The big question for Clement is, does he want to go straight into the prem, with all the pressure that such a move would entail, or would he prefer to come to us as his first venture into management, and avoid the pressure cooker that is the prem.

Questions would arise for both clubs too. For Brighton the main question would be, if he does well will we lose him to a prem club in the not distant future? For West Brom, should they gamble on an unproven candidate?

From Clement's point of view my guess is that Brighton would look a safer option. If West Brom found themselves near to, or in, the relegation zone come December, they would have little choice other than to look to replace Clement, and considering that there are applicants with a prem management background available, they might choose the safer option of choosing one of them.

If I were Clement I would get my feet wet with Brighton and see how things work out over the coming couple of seasons, if he proves himself prem offers will come sooner or later.
All of which is exactly what I said to you yesterday.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Breaking news Paul clement just been on talk sport with Durham and Gough, saying nothing is decided yet but is ready to be manager in his own right, but is happy to be a number two at Real Madrid but said who would not be, stated he has been approached by a club in premiership but thinks it could be suicide to take that or even think about managing a club at that level for his first job, also stated he has been approached his words from a championship club which interests him very much he said he would like to take a team in to the premiership, but he also stated he is happy at Madrid, he said he has a lot off thinking to do in the coming week or so, to see if the right job comes for him or to stay with Madrid, he stated Ancelotti would not stand in his way if he wanted to be a manager in his own right, great interview talked very well!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]This interview that you tell of, ties in nicely with both Brighton and West Brom stating that they will, make moves on filling the managerials vacancy in the coming days. The big question for Clement is, does he want to go straight into the prem, with all the pressure that such a move would entail, or would he prefer to come to us as his first venture into management, and avoid the pressure cooker that is the prem. Questions would arise for both clubs too. For Brighton the main question would be, if he does well will we lose him to a prem club in the not distant future? For West Brom, should they gamble on an unproven candidate? From Clement's point of view my guess is that Brighton would look a safer option. If West Brom found themselves near to, or in, the relegation zone come December, they would have little choice other than to look to replace Clement, and considering that there are applicants with a prem management background available, they might choose the safer option of choosing one of them. If I were Clement I would get my feet wet with Brighton and see how things work out over the coming couple of seasons, if he proves himself prem offers will come sooner or later.[/p][/quote]All of which is exactly what I said to you yesterday. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 3

6:09pm Mon 26 May 14

don't wanna do it like that says...

Claude Back wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
Well, don't worry too much chaps....we still have Dunk. (and his Dad who used to be called Pat, apparently, but not too sure what he is called now.)
Slam ?.
Very good. Took me a few seconds to get that . ;-)
Ex Actly.
You are awful but i like you.(Dick EmeryI.
Is the missing part "I'll be back" Arnie
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: Well, don't worry too much chaps....we still have Dunk. (and his Dad who used to be called Pat, apparently, but not too sure what he is called now.)[/p][/quote]Slam ?.[/p][/quote]Very good. Took me a few seconds to get that . ;-) Ex Actly.[/p][/quote]You are awful but i like you.(Dick EmeryI. Is the missing part "I'll be back" Arnie don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 3

6:12pm Mon 26 May 14

ringtone says...

We should never sign or play anyone called Ward.

The shirt should be retired like what West Ham have done with Moore.

Know your History

UTA
We should never sign or play anyone called Ward. The shirt should be retired like what West Ham have done with Moore. Know your History UTA ringtone
  • Score: -4

6:16pm Mon 26 May 14

JeffLomer says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Breaking news
Paul clement just been on talk sport with Durham and Gough, saying nothing is decided yet but is ready to be manager in his own right, but is happy to be a number two at Real Madrid but said who would not be, stated he has been approached by a club in premiership but thinks it could be suicide to take that or even think about managing a club at that level for his first job, also stated he has been approached his words from a championship club which interests him very much he said he would like to take a team in to the premiership, but he also stated he is happy at Madrid, he said he has a lot off thinking to do in the coming week or so, to see if the right job comes for him or to stay with Madrid, he stated Ancelotti would not stand in his way if he wanted to be a manager in his own right, great interview talked very well!!
Up the Albion!!!!
This interview that you tell of, ties in nicely with both Brighton and West Brom stating that they will, make moves on filling the managerials vacancy in the coming days.
The big question for Clement is, does he want to go straight into the prem, with all the pressure that such a move would entail, or would he prefer to come to us as his first venture into management, and avoid the pressure cooker that is the prem.

Questions would arise for both clubs too. For Brighton the main question would be, if he does well will we lose him to a prem club in the not distant future? For West Brom, should they gamble on an unproven candidate?

From Clement's point of view my guess is that Brighton would look a safer option. If West Brom found themselves near to, or in, the relegation zone come December, they would have little choice other than to look to replace Clement, and considering that there are applicants with a prem management background available, they might choose the safer option of choosing one of them.

If I were Clement I would get my feet wet with Brighton and see how things work out over the coming couple of seasons, if he proves himself prem offers will come sooner or later.
Hi Vegas and all have replied to my news, that's exactly what Clements concern was if he takes a premiership job and does not do well and takes any team down it won't look great on his cv, his managerial job could be over before it got started if that was to happen, on the other hand if he was to take a team up it looks better for him, I'm not getting carried away with this guys he said it would hard to leave Madrid, he is in the country though!!

up the Albion, out at min so had to use my phone so hope it makes some sense!!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Breaking news Paul clement just been on talk sport with Durham and Gough, saying nothing is decided yet but is ready to be manager in his own right, but is happy to be a number two at Real Madrid but said who would not be, stated he has been approached by a club in premiership but thinks it could be suicide to take that or even think about managing a club at that level for his first job, also stated he has been approached his words from a championship club which interests him very much he said he would like to take a team in to the premiership, but he also stated he is happy at Madrid, he said he has a lot off thinking to do in the coming week or so, to see if the right job comes for him or to stay with Madrid, he stated Ancelotti would not stand in his way if he wanted to be a manager in his own right, great interview talked very well!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]This interview that you tell of, ties in nicely with both Brighton and West Brom stating that they will, make moves on filling the managerials vacancy in the coming days. The big question for Clement is, does he want to go straight into the prem, with all the pressure that such a move would entail, or would he prefer to come to us as his first venture into management, and avoid the pressure cooker that is the prem. Questions would arise for both clubs too. For Brighton the main question would be, if he does well will we lose him to a prem club in the not distant future? For West Brom, should they gamble on an unproven candidate? From Clement's point of view my guess is that Brighton would look a safer option. If West Brom found themselves near to, or in, the relegation zone come December, they would have little choice other than to look to replace Clement, and considering that there are applicants with a prem management background available, they might choose the safer option of choosing one of them. If I were Clement I would get my feet wet with Brighton and see how things work out over the coming couple of seasons, if he proves himself prem offers will come sooner or later.[/p][/quote]Hi Vegas and all have replied to my news, that's exactly what Clements concern was if he takes a premiership job and does not do well and takes any team down it won't look great on his cv, his managerial job could be over before it got started if that was to happen, on the other hand if he was to take a team up it looks better for him, I'm not getting carried away with this guys he said it would hard to leave Madrid, he is in the country though!! up the Albion, out at min so had to use my phone so hope it makes some sense!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 2

6:25pm Mon 26 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Interesting stuff Jeff. I know some QPR fans who want Clement to replace 'Arry, but this seems to rule that out. Which other Championship clubs are currently without a manager?
The club might still have a manager, Leeds comes to mind
Surely even Leeds wouldn't approach a replacement manager whilst they still have one?
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Interesting stuff Jeff. I know some QPR fans who want Clement to replace 'Arry, but this seems to rule that out. Which other Championship clubs are currently without a manager?[/p][/quote]The club might still have a manager, Leeds comes to mind[/p][/quote]Surely even Leeds wouldn't approach a replacement manager whilst they still have one? Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 0

6:28pm Mon 26 May 14

Mancgulled says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
I see that there is now speculation that Leicester are preparing a 7 milliom pound raid for Ulloa, now we just need one or two other prem clubs to come calling to drive up the price. No matter how much Brighton fans want to keep Leo, as soon as 7 million is put on the table our chances become very slim, new manager or not.
Argh! What about our "Who's That Man From Argentina?" Song?

Maybe if we promote Shamir Goodwin up to first team we could go with:

"Who's that boy from sunny Brighton? Who's that boy we all adore?
Shamir Goodwin is his name, and he scores a goal a game*
So we won't mention Leo anymore**"

*as untrue for him as it was for Leo
**except every time we sing the song, of course, a la Murray
Or we could then buy Beccio - for half the price -and carry on singing the same old song ...........ta! dah!.......
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I see that there is now speculation that Leicester are preparing a 7 milliom pound raid for Ulloa, now we just need one or two other prem clubs to come calling to drive up the price. No matter how much Brighton fans want to keep Leo, as soon as 7 million is put on the table our chances become very slim, new manager or not.[/p][/quote]Argh! What about our "Who's That Man From Argentina?" Song? Maybe if we promote Shamir Goodwin up to first team we could go with: "Who's that boy from sunny Brighton? Who's that boy we all adore? Shamir Goodwin is his name, and he scores a goal a game* So we won't mention Leo anymore**" *as untrue for him as it was for Leo **except every time we sing the song, of course, a la Murray[/p][/quote]Or we could then buy Beccio - for half the price -and carry on singing the same old song ...........ta! dah!....... Mancgulled
  • Score: 2

6:39pm Mon 26 May 14

ringtone says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Breaking news
Paul clement just been on talk sport with Durham and Gough, saying nothing is decided yet but is ready to be manager in his own right, but is happy to be a number two at Real Madrid but said who would not be, stated he has been approached by a club in premiership but thinks it could be suicide to take that or even think about managing a club at that level for his first job, also stated he has been approached his words from a championship club which interests him very much he said he would like to take a team in to the premiership, but he also stated he is happy at Madrid, he said he has a lot off thinking to do in the coming week or so, to see if the right job comes for him or to stay with Madrid, he stated Ancelotti would not stand in his way if he wanted to be a manager in his own right, great interview talked very well!!
Up the Albion!!!!
This interview that you tell of, ties in nicely with both Brighton and West Brom stating that they will, make moves on filling the managerials vacancy in the coming days.
The big question for Clement is, does he want to go straight into the prem, with all the pressure that such a move would entail, or would he prefer to come to us as his first venture into management, and avoid the pressure cooker that is the prem.

Questions would arise for both clubs too. For Brighton the main question would be, if he does well will we lose him to a prem club in the not distant future? For West Brom, should they gamble on an unproven candidate?

From Clement's point of view my guess is that Brighton would look a safer option. If West Brom found themselves near to, or in, the relegation zone come December, they would have little choice other than to look to replace Clement, and considering that there are applicants with a prem management background available, they might choose the safer option of choosing one of them.

If I were Clement I would get my feet wet with Brighton and see how things work out over the coming couple of seasons, if he proves himself prem offers will come sooner or later.
Pathetic Vegas.

If I was Clement, blah,blah

If hes got any sense he wont touch our badly football club

UTA
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Breaking news Paul clement just been on talk sport with Durham and Gough, saying nothing is decided yet but is ready to be manager in his own right, but is happy to be a number two at Real Madrid but said who would not be, stated he has been approached by a club in premiership but thinks it could be suicide to take that or even think about managing a club at that level for his first job, also stated he has been approached his words from a championship club which interests him very much he said he would like to take a team in to the premiership, but he also stated he is happy at Madrid, he said he has a lot off thinking to do in the coming week or so, to see if the right job comes for him or to stay with Madrid, he stated Ancelotti would not stand in his way if he wanted to be a manager in his own right, great interview talked very well!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]This interview that you tell of, ties in nicely with both Brighton and West Brom stating that they will, make moves on filling the managerials vacancy in the coming days. The big question for Clement is, does he want to go straight into the prem, with all the pressure that such a move would entail, or would he prefer to come to us as his first venture into management, and avoid the pressure cooker that is the prem. Questions would arise for both clubs too. For Brighton the main question would be, if he does well will we lose him to a prem club in the not distant future? For West Brom, should they gamble on an unproven candidate? From Clement's point of view my guess is that Brighton would look a safer option. If West Brom found themselves near to, or in, the relegation zone come December, they would have little choice other than to look to replace Clement, and considering that there are applicants with a prem management background available, they might choose the safer option of choosing one of them. If I were Clement I would get my feet wet with Brighton and see how things work out over the coming couple of seasons, if he proves himself prem offers will come sooner or later.[/p][/quote]Pathetic Vegas. If I was Clement, blah,blah If hes got any sense he wont touch our badly football club UTA ringtone
  • Score: -5

6:44pm Mon 26 May 14

mark by the sea says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Interesting stuff Jeff. I know some QPR fans who want Clement to replace 'Arry, but this seems to rule that out. Which other Championship clubs are currently without a manager?
The club might still have a manager, Leeds comes to mind
Surely even Leeds wouldn't approach a replacement manager whilst they still have one?
Cardiff were looking way before Malky got sacked, houghton , sherwood the same, they both new clubs were hunting for new .
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Interesting stuff Jeff. I know some QPR fans who want Clement to replace 'Arry, but this seems to rule that out. Which other Championship clubs are currently without a manager?[/p][/quote]The club might still have a manager, Leeds comes to mind[/p][/quote]Surely even Leeds wouldn't approach a replacement manager whilst they still have one?[/p][/quote]Cardiff were looking way before Malky got sacked, houghton , sherwood the same, they both new clubs were hunting for new . mark by the sea
  • Score: 0

6:46pm Mon 26 May 14

mark by the sea says...

JeffLomer wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Breaking news
Paul clement just been on talk sport with Durham and Gough, saying nothing is decided yet but is ready to be manager in his own right, but is happy to be a number two at Real Madrid but said who would not be, stated he has been approached by a club in premiership but thinks it could be suicide to take that or even think about managing a club at that level for his first job, also stated he has been approached his words from a championship club which interests him very much he said he would like to take a team in to the premiership, but he also stated he is happy at Madrid, he said he has a lot off thinking to do in the coming week or so, to see if the right job comes for him or to stay with Madrid, he stated Ancelotti would not stand in his way if he wanted to be a manager in his own right, great interview talked very well!!
Up the Albion!!!!
This interview that you tell of, ties in nicely with both Brighton and West Brom stating that they will, make moves on filling the managerials vacancy in the coming days.
The big question for Clement is, does he want to go straight into the prem, with all the pressure that such a move would entail, or would he prefer to come to us as his first venture into management, and avoid the pressure cooker that is the prem.

Questions would arise for both clubs too. For Brighton the main question would be, if he does well will we lose him to a prem club in the not distant future? For West Brom, should they gamble on an unproven candidate?

From Clement's point of view my guess is that Brighton would look a safer option. If West Brom found themselves near to, or in, the relegation zone come December, they would have little choice other than to look to replace Clement, and considering that there are applicants with a prem management background available, they might choose the safer option of choosing one of them.

If I were Clement I would get my feet wet with Brighton and see how things work out over the coming couple of seasons, if he proves himself prem offers will come sooner or later.
Hi Vegas and all have replied to my news, that's exactly what Clements concern was if he takes a premiership job and does not do well and takes any team down it won't look great on his cv, his managerial job could be over before it got started if that was to happen, on the other hand if he was to take a team up it looks better for him, I'm not getting carried away with this guys he said it would hard to leave Madrid, he is in the country though!!

up the Albion, out at min so had to use my phone so hope it makes some sense!!
Will clement have a budget to do the job? If not why take it?
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Breaking news Paul clement just been on talk sport with Durham and Gough, saying nothing is decided yet but is ready to be manager in his own right, but is happy to be a number two at Real Madrid but said who would not be, stated he has been approached by a club in premiership but thinks it could be suicide to take that or even think about managing a club at that level for his first job, also stated he has been approached his words from a championship club which interests him very much he said he would like to take a team in to the premiership, but he also stated he is happy at Madrid, he said he has a lot off thinking to do in the coming week or so, to see if the right job comes for him or to stay with Madrid, he stated Ancelotti would not stand in his way if he wanted to be a manager in his own right, great interview talked very well!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]This interview that you tell of, ties in nicely with both Brighton and West Brom stating that they will, make moves on filling the managerials vacancy in the coming days. The big question for Clement is, does he want to go straight into the prem, with all the pressure that such a move would entail, or would he prefer to come to us as his first venture into management, and avoid the pressure cooker that is the prem. Questions would arise for both clubs too. For Brighton the main question would be, if he does well will we lose him to a prem club in the not distant future? For West Brom, should they gamble on an unproven candidate? From Clement's point of view my guess is that Brighton would look a safer option. If West Brom found themselves near to, or in, the relegation zone come December, they would have little choice other than to look to replace Clement, and considering that there are applicants with a prem management background available, they might choose the safer option of choosing one of them. If I were Clement I would get my feet wet with Brighton and see how things work out over the coming couple of seasons, if he proves himself prem offers will come sooner or later.[/p][/quote]Hi Vegas and all have replied to my news, that's exactly what Clements concern was if he takes a premiership job and does not do well and takes any team down it won't look great on his cv, his managerial job could be over before it got started if that was to happen, on the other hand if he was to take a team up it looks better for him, I'm not getting carried away with this guys he said it would hard to leave Madrid, he is in the country though!! up the Albion, out at min so had to use my phone so hope it makes some sense!![/p][/quote]Will clement have a budget to do the job? If not why take it? mark by the sea
  • Score: 0

7:07pm Mon 26 May 14

Withdean-er says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Withdean-er wrote:
If true, that would be the end of that then.

The max wage with a FFP payroll budget we could afford to pay Ward would be say £10,000 p.w. A PL wage would be double or triple that.

Like others last year, I fell for the tale that (the brilliant) Wayne Bridge loved life in Brighton so much & had made his money from football, so that money was no longer a motivator ...... but then he went to Reading, IMO no way such a great place to live as Sussex, as £££££ talked.
We paid ward 12 k a week from clubs funds
Yep, I wasn't far out, and since then the Board are tightening up even more to reduce these FFP outlawed losses.

So, Ward, given the choice of £10k per week here, or £20k to £30k premier league (if the Argus story is truthful), will undoubtedly choose the greater pay.

If he ends up staying, then the story wasn't true.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: If true, that would be the end of that then. The max wage with a FFP payroll budget we could afford to pay Ward would be say £10,000 p.w. A PL wage would be double or triple that. Like others last year, I fell for the tale that (the brilliant) Wayne Bridge loved life in Brighton so much & had made his money from football, so that money was no longer a motivator ...... but then he went to Reading, IMO no way such a great place to live as Sussex, as £££££ talked.[/p][/quote]We paid ward 12 k a week from clubs funds[/p][/quote]Yep, I wasn't far out, and since then the Board are tightening up even more to reduce these FFP outlawed losses. So, Ward, given the choice of £10k per week here, or £20k to £30k premier league (if the Argus story is truthful), will undoubtedly choose the greater pay. If he ends up staying, then the story wasn't true. Withdean-er
  • Score: 1

7:16pm Mon 26 May 14

pte says...

It's a poison chalice. Two seasons of the play-offs means anything less than the play-offs will mark the new man as a failure. Realistically, what are the chances of the play-offs with 3 of the back four gone and most of the attack going to Leicester and not much say in the replacements?
It's a poison chalice. Two seasons of the play-offs means anything less than the play-offs will mark the new man as a failure. Realistically, what are the chances of the play-offs with 3 of the back four gone and most of the attack going to Leicester and not much say in the replacements? pte
  • Score: 1

7:16pm Mon 26 May 14

mark by the sea says...

Withdean-er wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Withdean-er wrote:
If true, that would be the end of that then.

The max wage with a FFP payroll budget we could afford to pay Ward would be say £10,000 p.w. A PL wage would be double or triple that.

Like others last year, I fell for the tale that (the brilliant) Wayne Bridge loved life in Brighton so much & had made his money from football, so that money was no longer a motivator ...... but then he went to Reading, IMO no way such a great place to live as Sussex, as £££££ talked.
We paid ward 12 k a week from clubs funds
Yep, I wasn't far out, and since then the Board are tightening up even more to reduce these FFP outlawed losses.

So, Ward, given the choice of £10k per week here, or £20k to £30k premier league (if the Argus story is truthful), will undoubtedly choose the greater pay.

If he ends up staying, then the story wasn't true.
For me the FFP is a fine balancing act, we could sell ulloa and get even this season on the books! But we could end up lower mid table with the fans losing patience ..
The club must get this appointment right, and with that a budget to go for promotion.. What manager would want the job otherwise?
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: If true, that would be the end of that then. The max wage with a FFP payroll budget we could afford to pay Ward would be say £10,000 p.w. A PL wage would be double or triple that. Like others last year, I fell for the tale that (the brilliant) Wayne Bridge loved life in Brighton so much & had made his money from football, so that money was no longer a motivator ...... but then he went to Reading, IMO no way such a great place to live as Sussex, as £££££ talked.[/p][/quote]We paid ward 12 k a week from clubs funds[/p][/quote]Yep, I wasn't far out, and since then the Board are tightening up even more to reduce these FFP outlawed losses. So, Ward, given the choice of £10k per week here, or £20k to £30k premier league (if the Argus story is truthful), will undoubtedly choose the greater pay. If he ends up staying, then the story wasn't true.[/p][/quote]For me the FFP is a fine balancing act, we could sell ulloa and get even this season on the books! But we could end up lower mid table with the fans losing patience .. The club must get this appointment right, and with that a budget to go for promotion.. What manager would want the job otherwise? mark by the sea
  • Score: 2

7:20pm Mon 26 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

Withdean-er wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Withdean-er wrote:
If true, that would be the end of that then.

The max wage with a FFP payroll budget we could afford to pay Ward would be say £10,000 p.w. A PL wage would be double or triple that.

Like others last year, I fell for the tale that (the brilliant) Wayne Bridge loved life in Brighton so much & had made his money from football, so that money was no longer a motivator ...... but then he went to Reading, IMO no way such a great place to live as Sussex, as £££££ talked.
We paid ward 12 k a week from clubs funds
Yep, I wasn't far out, and since then the Board are tightening up even more to reduce these FFP outlawed losses.

So, Ward, given the choice of £10k per week here, or £20k to £30k premier league (if the Argus story is truthful), will undoubtedly choose the greater pay.

If he ends up staying, then the story wasn't true.
just asking.

Does a prem club only value a player close to a 100k and then pay him the level of wages that you suggest?

I seems that JFC is wearing a cloak of invisability today as his England team mates are just not seeing him. JFC is spending more time looking to get into the game, coming deep and going wide, rather than his own players trying to bring him into it.
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: If true, that would be the end of that then. The max wage with a FFP payroll budget we could afford to pay Ward would be say £10,000 p.w. A PL wage would be double or triple that. Like others last year, I fell for the tale that (the brilliant) Wayne Bridge loved life in Brighton so much & had made his money from football, so that money was no longer a motivator ...... but then he went to Reading, IMO no way such a great place to live as Sussex, as £££££ talked.[/p][/quote]We paid ward 12 k a week from clubs funds[/p][/quote]Yep, I wasn't far out, and since then the Board are tightening up even more to reduce these FFP outlawed losses. So, Ward, given the choice of £10k per week here, or £20k to £30k premier league (if the Argus story is truthful), will undoubtedly choose the greater pay. If he ends up staying, then the story wasn't true.[/p][/quote]just asking. Does a prem club only value a player close to a 100k and then pay him the level of wages that you suggest? I seems that JFC is wearing a cloak of invisability today as his England team mates are just not seeing him. JFC is spending more time looking to get into the game, coming deep and going wide, rather than his own players trying to bring him into it. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

7:22pm Mon 26 May 14

OldGull says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Just thinking on the fact that we have not started our quad rebuild, I took a look at the BBC completed, or areed to, transfer list and if they have it right, it would see that we have little to worry about.

From and including the 4th of April, up to the 23rd of May, just 9 players have come into Champ Div clubs, and one of those signed was ours, the Grass Hopper deal. If the BBC have it right, then it appears that we are not losing too much ground inthe transfer market. Of course if they have it wrong, then what I have written is crap, they report you decide.
Vegas you mostly post interesting but a lot of crap,no offence.

If Bloom the board keep their word no new player will come in until a new manager is appointed,but as the clock keeps ticking choices are getting less.

Do you think players(agents) are waiting for a club like Albion have a new man in place,its like the sales first come first served.
Not true,
Agents will tell players to wait and see what offers come in.
Unless an offer cannot be refused, ie) Upson being offered Prem Football.
Then you will not see much movement for a few weeks
Pre season does not start until late June,early July.
So even if a player signed, he would not join up with the team for another 5 weeks.
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Just thinking on the fact that we have not started our quad rebuild, I took a look at the BBC completed, or areed to, transfer list and if they have it right, it would see that we have little to worry about. From and including the 4th of April, up to the 23rd of May, just 9 players have come into Champ Div clubs, and one of those signed was ours, the Grass Hopper deal. If the BBC have it right, then it appears that we are not losing too much ground inthe transfer market. Of course if they have it wrong, then what I have written is crap, they report you decide.[/p][/quote]Vegas you mostly post interesting but a lot of crap,no offence. If Bloom the board keep their word no new player will come in until a new manager is appointed,but as the clock keeps ticking choices are getting less. Do you think players(agents) are waiting for a club like Albion have a new man in place,its like the sales first come first served.[/p][/quote]Not true, Agents will tell players to wait and see what offers come in. Unless an offer cannot be refused, ie) Upson being offered Prem Football. Then you will not see much movement for a few weeks Pre season does not start until late June,early July. So even if a player signed, he would not join up with the team for another 5 weeks. OldGull
  • Score: 3

7:27pm Mon 26 May 14

Captain Haddock says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Breaking news
Paul clement just been on talk sport with Durham and Gough, saying nothing is decided yet but is ready to be manager in his own right, but is happy to be a number two at Real Madrid but said who would not be, stated he has been approached by a club in premiership but thinks it could be suicide to take that or even think about managing a club at that level for his first job, also stated he has been approached his words from a championship club which interests him very much he said he would like to take a team in to the premiership, but he also stated he is happy at Madrid, he said he has a lot off thinking to do in the coming week or so, to see if the right job comes for him or to stay with Madrid, he stated Ancelotti would not stand in his way if he wanted to be a manager in his own right, great interview talked very well!!
Up the Albion!!!!
VERY interesting! Knowing the way Bloom chooses his managers (with imagination and out of left field) he seems a prime candidate so the betting on that Championshop club being us (given Norwich have filled their vacancy already) is odds on surely?
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Breaking news Paul clement just been on talk sport with Durham and Gough, saying nothing is decided yet but is ready to be manager in his own right, but is happy to be a number two at Real Madrid but said who would not be, stated he has been approached by a club in premiership but thinks it could be suicide to take that or even think about managing a club at that level for his first job, also stated he has been approached his words from a championship club which interests him very much he said he would like to take a team in to the premiership, but he also stated he is happy at Madrid, he said he has a lot off thinking to do in the coming week or so, to see if the right job comes for him or to stay with Madrid, he stated Ancelotti would not stand in his way if he wanted to be a manager in his own right, great interview talked very well!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]VERY interesting! Knowing the way Bloom chooses his managers (with imagination and out of left field) he seems a prime candidate so the betting on that Championshop club being us (given Norwich have filled their vacancy already) is odds on surely? Captain Haddock
  • Score: 2

7:29pm Mon 26 May 14

Captain Haddock says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Withdean-er wrote: If true, that would be the end of that then. The max wage with a FFP payroll budget we could afford to pay Ward would be say £10,000 p.w. A PL wage would be double or triple that. Like others last year, I fell for the tale that (the brilliant) Wayne Bridge loved life in Brighton so much & had made his money from football, so that money was no longer a motivator ...... but then he went to Reading, IMO no way such a great place to live as Sussex, as £££££ talked.
We paid ward 12 k a week from clubs funds
Did that cover 100% of his Wolves wage rate or only part, Mark?
According to sky sports online there is a comment we paid all of the 12k.
Glen Murray to leave palace this summer, Reading to lead the chase .
Thanks Mark. In that case we could meet his wage requirements IF PL and parachute clubs abstain.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: If true, that would be the end of that then. The max wage with a FFP payroll budget we could afford to pay Ward would be say £10,000 p.w. A PL wage would be double or triple that. Like others last year, I fell for the tale that (the brilliant) Wayne Bridge loved life in Brighton so much & had made his money from football, so that money was no longer a motivator ...... but then he went to Reading, IMO no way such a great place to live as Sussex, as £££££ talked.[/p][/quote]We paid ward 12 k a week from clubs funds[/p][/quote]Did that cover 100% of his Wolves wage rate or only part, Mark?[/p][/quote]According to sky sports online there is a comment we paid all of the 12k. Glen Murray to leave palace this summer, Reading to lead the chase .[/p][/quote]Thanks Mark. In that case we could meet his wage requirements IF PL and parachute clubs abstain. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

7:34pm Mon 26 May 14

Captain Haddock says...

Mancgulled wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
I see that there is now speculation that Leicester are preparing a 7 milliom pound raid for Ulloa, now we just need one or two other prem clubs to come calling to drive up the price. No matter how much Brighton fans want to keep Leo, as soon as 7 million is put on the table our chances become very slim, new manager or not.
Argh! What about our "Who's That Man From Argentina?" Song?

Maybe if we promote Shamir Goodwin up to first team we could go with:

"Who's that boy from sunny Brighton? Who's that boy we all adore?
Shamir Goodwin is his name, and he scores a goal a game*
So we won't mention Leo anymore**"

*as untrue for him as it was for Leo
**except every time we sing the song, of course, a la Murray
Or we could then buy Beccio - for half the price -and carry on singing the same old song ...........ta! dah!.......
Bingo! ;0)
[quote][p][bold]Mancgulled[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I see that there is now speculation that Leicester are preparing a 7 milliom pound raid for Ulloa, now we just need one or two other prem clubs to come calling to drive up the price. No matter how much Brighton fans want to keep Leo, as soon as 7 million is put on the table our chances become very slim, new manager or not.[/p][/quote]Argh! What about our "Who's That Man From Argentina?" Song? Maybe if we promote Shamir Goodwin up to first team we could go with: "Who's that boy from sunny Brighton? Who's that boy we all adore? Shamir Goodwin is his name, and he scores a goal a game* So we won't mention Leo anymore**" *as untrue for him as it was for Leo **except every time we sing the song, of course, a la Murray[/p][/quote]Or we could then buy Beccio - for half the price -and carry on singing the same old song ...........ta! dah!.......[/p][/quote]Bingo! ;0) Captain Haddock
  • Score: 2

8:12pm Mon 26 May 14

JeffLomer says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Breaking news
Paul clement just been on talk sport with Durham and Gough, saying nothing is decided yet but is ready to be manager in his own right, but is happy to be a number two at Real Madrid but said who would not be, stated he has been approached by a club in premiership but thinks it could be suicide to take that or even think about managing a club at that level for his first job, also stated he has been approached his words from a championship club which interests him very much he said he would like to take a team in to the premiership, but he also stated he is happy at Madrid, he said he has a lot off thinking to do in the coming week or so, to see if the right job comes for him or to stay with Madrid, he stated Ancelotti would not stand in his way if he wanted to be a manager in his own right, great interview talked very well!!
Up the Albion!!!!
VERY interesting! Knowing the way Bloom chooses his managers (with imagination and out of left field) he seems a prime candidate so the betting on that Championshop club being us (given Norwich have filled their vacancy already) is odds on surely?
Hi captain, i take the interview with clement interesting to say the least, i can not see him take wba job i think he feels a job in premiership maybe to early, have we contacted him i hope so but would not be surprised if we havent, in my heart Clement or Clarke for me, but got a feeling Hughton will walk through amex door by end off the week,
Me personally see Clement remain at Madrid !!
Up the albion!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Breaking news Paul clement just been on talk sport with Durham and Gough, saying nothing is decided yet but is ready to be manager in his own right, but is happy to be a number two at Real Madrid but said who would not be, stated he has been approached by a club in premiership but thinks it could be suicide to take that or even think about managing a club at that level for his first job, also stated he has been approached his words from a championship club which interests him very much he said he would like to take a team in to the premiership, but he also stated he is happy at Madrid, he said he has a lot off thinking to do in the coming week or so, to see if the right job comes for him or to stay with Madrid, he stated Ancelotti would not stand in his way if he wanted to be a manager in his own right, great interview talked very well!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]VERY interesting! Knowing the way Bloom chooses his managers (with imagination and out of left field) he seems a prime candidate so the betting on that Championshop club being us (given Norwich have filled their vacancy already) is odds on surely?[/p][/quote]Hi captain, i take the interview with clement interesting to say the least, i can not see him take wba job i think he feels a job in premiership maybe to early, have we contacted him i hope so but would not be surprised if we havent, in my heart Clement or Clarke for me, but got a feeling Hughton will walk through amex door by end off the week, Me personally see Clement remain at Madrid !! Up the albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 2

8:24pm Mon 26 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Interesting stuff Jeff. I know some QPR fans who want Clement to replace 'Arry, but this seems to rule that out. Which other Championship clubs are currently without a manager?
The club might still have a manager, Leeds comes to mind
Surely even Leeds wouldn't approach a replacement manager whilst they still have one?
Cardiff were looking way before Malky got sacked, houghton , sherwood the same, they both new clubs were hunting for new .
There a difference between looking and approaching though.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Interesting stuff Jeff. I know some QPR fans who want Clement to replace 'Arry, but this seems to rule that out. Which other Championship clubs are currently without a manager?[/p][/quote]The club might still have a manager, Leeds comes to mind[/p][/quote]Surely even Leeds wouldn't approach a replacement manager whilst they still have one?[/p][/quote]Cardiff were looking way before Malky got sacked, houghton , sherwood the same, they both new clubs were hunting for new .[/p][/quote]There a difference between looking and approaching though. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 1

8:27pm Mon 26 May 14

mark by the sea says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Interesting stuff Jeff. I know some QPR fans who want Clement to replace 'Arry, but this seems to rule that out. Which other Championship clubs are currently without a manager?
The club might still have a manager, Leeds comes to mind
Surely even Leeds wouldn't approach a replacement manager whilst they still have one?
Cardiff were looking way before Malky got sacked, houghton , sherwood the same, they both new clubs were hunting for new .
There a difference between looking and approaching though.
Why were they looking. . ? Obviously they had a vacancy , but the manager was last to know, we had a similar thing with Wilkins going.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Interesting stuff Jeff. I know some QPR fans who want Clement to replace 'Arry, but this seems to rule that out. Which other Championship clubs are currently without a manager?[/p][/quote]The club might still have a manager, Leeds comes to mind[/p][/quote]Surely even Leeds wouldn't approach a replacement manager whilst they still have one?[/p][/quote]Cardiff were looking way before Malky got sacked, houghton , sherwood the same, they both new clubs were hunting for new .[/p][/quote]There a difference between looking and approaching though.[/p][/quote]Why were they looking. . ? Obviously they had a vacancy , but the manager was last to know, we had a similar thing with Wilkins going. mark by the sea
  • Score: 0

8:30pm Mon 26 May 14

The Phantom says...

I see Neil Young is quoted at 66-1 on BetVictor......if he brings Crazy Horse with him it could be taxi for Nathan!
I see Neil Young is quoted at 66-1 on BetVictor......if he brings Crazy Horse with him it could be taxi for Nathan! The Phantom
  • Score: 1

8:42pm Mon 26 May 14

driverchris53 says...

as soon as i heard about Clement i thought he is the manager for us We want someone with a bit of excitement someone out of the ordinary;but i was a little uneasy with keep having foreign managers.With Clement we get someone a bit exotic but he is English
as soon as i heard about Clement i thought he is the manager for us We want someone with a bit of excitement someone out of the ordinary;but i was a little uneasy with keep having foreign managers.With Clement we get someone a bit exotic but he is English driverchris53
  • Score: 4

8:42pm Mon 26 May 14

namgo49 says...

Potty..thingy off to Tottenham. So Sherwood to Stains and Mackay to WBA leaving Hughton or Clement to us. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Potty..thingy off to Tottenham. So Sherwood to Stains and Mackay to WBA leaving Hughton or Clement to us. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm namgo49
  • Score: 2

8:43pm Mon 26 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Interesting stuff Jeff. I know some QPR fans who want Clement to replace 'Arry, but this seems to rule that out. Which other Championship clubs are currently without a manager?
The club might still have a manager, Leeds comes to mind
Surely even Leeds wouldn't approach a replacement manager whilst they still have one?
Cardiff were looking way before Malky got sacked, houghton , sherwood the same, they both new clubs were hunting for new .
There a difference between looking and approaching though.
Why were they looking. . ? Obviously they had a vacancy , but the manager was last to know, we had a similar thing with Wilkins going.
Yeah, but my point is Clement is claiming to be approached, isn't he? That suggests to me that the club in question has a vacant position.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Interesting stuff Jeff. I know some QPR fans who want Clement to replace 'Arry, but this seems to rule that out. Which other Championship clubs are currently without a manager?[/p][/quote]The club might still have a manager, Leeds comes to mind[/p][/quote]Surely even Leeds wouldn't approach a replacement manager whilst they still have one?[/p][/quote]Cardiff were looking way before Malky got sacked, houghton , sherwood the same, they both new clubs were hunting for new .[/p][/quote]There a difference between looking and approaching though.[/p][/quote]Why were they looking. . ? Obviously they had a vacancy , but the manager was last to know, we had a similar thing with Wilkins going.[/p][/quote]Yeah, but my point is Clement is claiming to be approached, isn't he? That suggests to me that the club in question has a vacant position. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 1

8:46pm Mon 26 May 14

mark by the sea says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Interesting stuff Jeff. I know some QPR fans who want Clement to replace 'Arry, but this seems to rule that out. Which other Championship clubs are currently without a manager?
The club might still have a manager, Leeds comes to mind
Surely even Leeds wouldn't approach a replacement manager whilst they still have one?
Cardiff were looking way before Malky got sacked, houghton , sherwood the same, they both new clubs were hunting for new .
There a difference between looking and approaching though.
Why were they looking. . ? Obviously they had a vacancy , but the manager was last to know, we had a similar thing with Wilkins going.
Yeah, but my point is Clement is claiming to be approached, isn't he? That suggests to me that the club in question has a vacant position.
I hope your right , I want someone who can hoplefully bring in the likes of sinclair who he coached .
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Interesting stuff Jeff. I know some QPR fans who want Clement to replace 'Arry, but this seems to rule that out. Which other Championship clubs are currently without a manager?[/p][/quote]The club might still have a manager, Leeds comes to mind[/p][/quote]Surely even Leeds wouldn't approach a replacement manager whilst they still have one?[/p][/quote]Cardiff were looking way before Malky got sacked, houghton , sherwood the same, they both new clubs were hunting for new .[/p][/quote]There a difference between looking and approaching though.[/p][/quote]Why were they looking. . ? Obviously they had a vacancy , but the manager was last to know, we had a similar thing with Wilkins going.[/p][/quote]Yeah, but my point is Clement is claiming to be approached, isn't he? That suggests to me that the club in question has a vacant position.[/p][/quote]I hope your right , I want someone who can hoplefully bring in the likes of sinclair who he coached . mark by the sea
  • Score: 1

8:49pm Mon 26 May 14

The Phantom says...

namgo49 wrote:
Potty..thingy off to Tottenham. So Sherwood to Stains and Mackay to WBA leaving Hughton or Clement to us. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Nice logic but cannot see Southampton taking Sherwood - Gus showing as the early favourite along with Dan Petrescu and Neil Lennon.
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: Potty..thingy off to Tottenham. So Sherwood to Stains and Mackay to WBA leaving Hughton or Clement to us. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm[/p][/quote]Nice logic but cannot see Southampton taking Sherwood - Gus showing as the early favourite along with Dan Petrescu and Neil Lennon. The Phantom
  • Score: 1

9:02pm Mon 26 May 14

WiseOldSeagull says...

Walton
Calde Greer Dunk Chicksen
Toko Stephens
Crofts
Solly Lua Lua
Ulloa

Casper, Bruno, Maxi, Ince, JFC, Buckley, CMS

Not a desperate situation if we kicked off tomorrow.
Walton Calde Greer Dunk Chicksen Toko Stephens Crofts Solly Lua Lua Ulloa Casper, Bruno, Maxi, Ince, JFC, Buckley, CMS Not a desperate situation if we kicked off tomorrow. WiseOldSeagull
  • Score: 10

10:43pm Mon 26 May 14

Withdean-er says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Withdean-er wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Withdean-er wrote:
If true, that would be the end of that then.

The max wage with a FFP payroll budget we could afford to pay Ward would be say £10,000 p.w. A PL wage would be double or triple that.

Like others last year, I fell for the tale that (the brilliant) Wayne Bridge loved life in Brighton so much & had made his money from football, so that money was no longer a motivator ...... but then he went to Reading, IMO no way such a great place to live as Sussex, as £££££ talked.
We paid ward 12 k a week from clubs funds
Yep, I wasn't far out, and since then the Board are tightening up even more to reduce these FFP outlawed losses.

So, Ward, given the choice of £10k per week here, or £20k to £30k premier league (if the Argus story is truthful), will undoubtedly choose the greater pay.

If he ends up staying, then the story wasn't true.
just asking.

Does a prem club only value a player close to a 100k and then pay him the level of wages that you suggest?

I seems that JFC is wearing a cloak of invisability today as his England team mates are just not seeing him. JFC is spending more time looking to get into the game, coming deep and going wide, rather than his own players trying to bring him into it.
I was only going on media/Deloittes info on PL wages. Even before the latest massively increased Sky deal, the average wages of PL squad players, including the likes of WBA, Fulham, S'ton, Hull ... are now measured in the £10,000's per week, giving an annual cost for just a squad player in the PL including employers Nat Insurance of say £1.5m! When you consider that the Albion's total payroll budget including directors, match day, shop, management, coaches, etc is c.£15m, we can all see where the problem lies now in trying to compete for Upson, Ward, Bridcutt, Kuszchak, Bridge and that quality in general. I suppose the only alternative now is to recruit hungrier players in the way Derby and Burnley have, tie our better players to lengthy contracts, and improve the youth system which will hopefully will come with Lancing.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: If true, that would be the end of that then. The max wage with a FFP payroll budget we could afford to pay Ward would be say £10,000 p.w. A PL wage would be double or triple that. Like others last year, I fell for the tale that (the brilliant) Wayne Bridge loved life in Brighton so much & had made his money from football, so that money was no longer a motivator ...... but then he went to Reading, IMO no way such a great place to live as Sussex, as £££££ talked.[/p][/quote]We paid ward 12 k a week from clubs funds[/p][/quote]Yep, I wasn't far out, and since then the Board are tightening up even more to reduce these FFP outlawed losses. So, Ward, given the choice of £10k per week here, or £20k to £30k premier league (if the Argus story is truthful), will undoubtedly choose the greater pay. If he ends up staying, then the story wasn't true.[/p][/quote]just asking. Does a prem club only value a player close to a 100k and then pay him the level of wages that you suggest? I seems that JFC is wearing a cloak of invisability today as his England team mates are just not seeing him. JFC is spending more time looking to get into the game, coming deep and going wide, rather than his own players trying to bring him into it.[/p][/quote]I was only going on media/Deloittes info on PL wages. Even before the latest massively increased Sky deal, the average wages of PL squad players, including the likes of WBA, Fulham, S'ton, Hull ... are now measured in the £10,000's per week, giving an annual cost for just a squad player in the PL including employers Nat Insurance of say £1.5m! When you consider that the Albion's total payroll budget including directors, match day, shop, management, coaches, etc is c.£15m, we can all see where the problem lies now in trying to compete for Upson, Ward, Bridcutt, Kuszchak, Bridge and that quality in general. I suppose the only alternative now is to recruit hungrier players in the way Derby and Burnley have, tie our better players to lengthy contracts, and improve the youth system which will hopefully will come with Lancing. Withdean-er
  • Score: 3

11:40pm Mon 26 May 14

Baldseagull says...

Ward might find it difficult to stay in the ROI squad if he is sitting on a bench in the Premier League and he and his good lady like Brighton as a place to live I have heard.
Money would be the only motivator for a move to either Burnley or Sunderland, can be a big motivator though.
Ward might find it difficult to stay in the ROI squad if he is sitting on a bench in the Premier League and he and his good lady like Brighton as a place to live I have heard. Money would be the only motivator for a move to either Burnley or Sunderland, can be a big motivator though. Baldseagull
  • Score: 0

1:35am Tue 27 May 14

Captain Haddock says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Breaking news
Paul clement just been on talk sport with Durham and Gough, saying nothing is decided yet but is ready to be manager in his own right, but is happy to be a number two at Real Madrid but said who would not be, stated he has been approached by a club in premiership but thinks it could be suicide to take that or even think about managing a club at that level for his first job, also stated he has been approached his words from a championship club which interests him very much he said he would like to take a team in to the premiership, but he also stated he is happy at Madrid, he said he has a lot off thinking to do in the coming week or so, to see if the right job comes for him or to stay with Madrid, he stated Ancelotti would not stand in his way if he wanted to be a manager in his own right, great interview talked very well!!
Up the Albion!!!!
VERY interesting! Knowing the way Bloom chooses his managers (with imagination and out of left field) he seems a prime candidate so the betting on that Championshop club being us (given Norwich have filled their vacancy already) is odds on surely?
Hi captain, i take the interview with clement interesting to say the least, i can not see him take wba job i think he feels a job in premiership maybe to early, have we contacted him i hope so but would not be surprised if we havent, in my heart Clement or Clarke for me, but got a feeling Hughton will walk through amex door by end off the week,
Me personally see Clement remain at Madrid !!
Up the albion!!!!
Yes Clement or Clarke would do me too. Sherwood and Mackay also offer possible success (IF they're interested anyway) and one or two others. Hughton to bag it is certainly possible though.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Breaking news Paul clement just been on talk sport with Durham and Gough, saying nothing is decided yet but is ready to be manager in his own right, but is happy to be a number two at Real Madrid but said who would not be, stated he has been approached by a club in premiership but thinks it could be suicide to take that or even think about managing a club at that level for his first job, also stated he has been approached his words from a championship club which interests him very much he said he would like to take a team in to the premiership, but he also stated he is happy at Madrid, he said he has a lot off thinking to do in the coming week or so, to see if the right job comes for him or to stay with Madrid, he stated Ancelotti would not stand in his way if he wanted to be a manager in his own right, great interview talked very well!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]VERY interesting! Knowing the way Bloom chooses his managers (with imagination and out of left field) he seems a prime candidate so the betting on that Championshop club being us (given Norwich have filled their vacancy already) is odds on surely?[/p][/quote]Hi captain, i take the interview with clement interesting to say the least, i can not see him take wba job i think he feels a job in premiership maybe to early, have we contacted him i hope so but would not be surprised if we havent, in my heart Clement or Clarke for me, but got a feeling Hughton will walk through amex door by end off the week, Me personally see Clement remain at Madrid !! Up the albion!!!![/p][/quote]Yes Clement or Clarke would do me too. Sherwood and Mackay also offer possible success (IF they're interested anyway) and one or two others. Hughton to bag it is certainly possible though. Captain Haddock
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3:46am Tue 27 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

Right now I would settle for a good manager who can at least get us in the top eight this season, perhaps on a restricted budget. Then have him improve the squad and make the top six the following season. If we are denied promotion, improve further still and then go for a top two finish. A two to three year plan.
Right now I would settle for a good manager who can at least get us in the top eight this season, perhaps on a restricted budget. Then have him improve the squad and make the top six the following season. If we are denied promotion, improve further still and then go for a top two finish. A two to three year plan. VegasSeagull
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2:06pm Tue 27 May 14

tinker111 says...

Phillip Smith wrote:
What happened to the press release that Paul Barber promised us when Oscar Garcia resigned? He said that the supporters would be briefed in full as to the reasons why a second manager has resigned his position in less than a year.
Forked tongue ??
[quote][p][bold]Phillip Smith[/bold] wrote: What happened to the press release that Paul Barber promised us when Oscar Garcia resigned? He said that the supporters would be briefed in full as to the reasons why a second manager has resigned his position in less than a year.[/p][/quote]Forked tongue ?? tinker111
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