Albion new boy turned down Russian deal

Albion new boy Nzuzi Toko. Pic by Paul Hazlewood

Albion new boy Nzuzi Toko. Pic by Paul Hazlewood

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Albion fans have been told their new signing turned down a lucrative move to Russia so he could sign at the Amex.

Congo midfielder Nzuzi Toko is preparing for his first English pre-season after agreeing to join as a free agent on July 1.

Now his agent Maweshi Nkabuthusa has revealed he could have gone to Russia – and pocketed more money.

Albion beat opposition from Spartak Moscow as well Bundesliga outfits Augsburg and Hannover and Verona’s two clubs Hellas and Chievo to sign the 23-year-old midfielder.

Nkabuthusa told The Argus: “We decided to go to Brighton because he can learn more, play more and he can look forward in his career.

“It’s not down to money. He can get more money playing in Russia.

“But he loves football. That is his passion.”

Nkabuthusa has also revealed there was initial interest from Everton in the player, whose contract at Grasshoppers of Zurich ends on June 30.

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5:51am Thu 29 May 14

JeffLomer says...

Turned down more money in Russia to play more football for Brighton well that's good to here, I'm hoping Toko got a great future ahead off him at our club,
Up the Albion!!!!
Turned down more money in Russia to play more football for Brighton well that's good to here, I'm hoping Toko got a great future ahead off him at our club, Up the Albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 5

6:35am Thu 29 May 14

mark by the sea says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Turned down more money in Russia to play more football for Brighton well that's good to here, I'm hoping Toko got a great future ahead off him at our club,
Up the Albion!!!!
He looks another good midfield holding player , from his clips on YouTube he has pace , he does not seem to get effected by the dramas of players throwing themselves to the ground, and looks like a quicker bridcutt,
His negatives is he seems to tackle going to ground , and seems not to bothered about doing so around the box..
How many cards he gets will be interesting, however for me he has both age and pace on his side over the total lack of tempo of last season.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Turned down more money in Russia to play more football for Brighton well that's good to here, I'm hoping Toko got a great future ahead off him at our club, Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]He looks another good midfield holding player , from his clips on YouTube he has pace , he does not seem to get effected by the dramas of players throwing themselves to the ground, and looks like a quicker bridcutt, His negatives is he seems to tackle going to ground , and seems not to bothered about doing so around the box.. How many cards he gets will be interesting, however for me he has both age and pace on his side over the total lack of tempo of last season. mark by the sea
  • Score: 3

7:50am Thu 29 May 14

brighton bluenose says...

Turning down the chance to play in Moscow is a no-brainer for a black guy - whatever the potential rewards! Looks skilful with some clever flicks, can hold the ball up and knows where the goal is - and with a Lua Lua-style scoring celebration what is there not to like?! Whilst MBTS makes a point about his tackling not one of those shown was given as a foul though Championship referees might not be as forgiving as the Swiss (OK the videos are Tokos 'highlights' so we don't see any possible downsides!) and, to be fair, flicking through GCZ stats for last season shows he did pick up a fair few yellow cards - however, all in all seems like a good prospect!
Turning down the chance to play in Moscow is a no-brainer for a black guy - whatever the potential rewards! Looks skilful with some clever flicks, can hold the ball up and knows where the goal is - and with a Lua Lua-style scoring celebration what is there not to like?! Whilst MBTS makes a point about his tackling not one of those shown was given as a foul though Championship referees might not be as forgiving as the Swiss (OK the videos are Tokos 'highlights' so we don't see any possible downsides!) and, to be fair, flicking through GCZ stats for last season shows he did pick up a fair few yellow cards - however, all in all seems like a good prospect! brighton bluenose
  • Score: 3

7:56am Thu 29 May 14

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

The Mail is reporting strong interest from Albion in Remi Garde as a management contender. Also that we are wanting Ward.
The Mail is reporting strong interest from Albion in Remi Garde as a management contender. Also that we are wanting Ward. Willie, Willie Irvine
  • Score: 3

7:57am Thu 29 May 14

JeffLomer says...

mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Turned down more money in Russia to play more football for Brighton well that's good to here, I'm hoping Toko got a great future ahead off him at our club,
Up the Albion!!!!
He looks another good midfield holding player , from his clips on YouTube he has pace , he does not seem to get effected by the dramas of players throwing themselves to the ground, and looks like a quicker bridcutt,
His negatives is he seems to tackle going to ground , and seems not to bothered about doing so around the box..
How many cards he gets will be interesting, however for me he has both age and pace on his side over the total lack of tempo of last season.
Agreed Mark, looks very exciting player for us, what goalkeeper would you like to come in, who ever it is has got big boots to fill after Thomas, or will the club give Walton a go in goal or maybe they might think he is not quite ready to make the step up yet, we've got to get that position right,
Up the Albion!!!!
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Turned down more money in Russia to play more football for Brighton well that's good to here, I'm hoping Toko got a great future ahead off him at our club, Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]He looks another good midfield holding player , from his clips on YouTube he has pace , he does not seem to get effected by the dramas of players throwing themselves to the ground, and looks like a quicker bridcutt, His negatives is he seems to tackle going to ground , and seems not to bothered about doing so around the box.. How many cards he gets will be interesting, however for me he has both age and pace on his side over the total lack of tempo of last season.[/p][/quote]Agreed Mark, looks very exciting player for us, what goalkeeper would you like to come in, who ever it is has got big boots to fill after Thomas, or will the club give Walton a go in goal or maybe they might think he is not quite ready to make the step up yet, we've got to get that position right, Up the Albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 0

8:01am Thu 29 May 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

We haven't had someone who can put their foot in like that since the days of Danny Wilson and Jimmy Case.
We haven't had someone who can put their foot in like that since the days of Danny Wilson and Jimmy Case. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 4

8:16am Thu 29 May 14

mark by the sea says...

JeffLomer wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Turned down more money in Russia to play more football for Brighton well that's good to here, I'm hoping Toko got a great future ahead off him at our club,
Up the Albion!!!!
He looks another good midfield holding player , from his clips on YouTube he has pace , he does not seem to get effected by the dramas of players throwing themselves to the ground, and looks like a quicker bridcutt,
His negatives is he seems to tackle going to ground , and seems not to bothered about doing so around the box..
How many cards he gets will be interesting, however for me he has both age and pace on his side over the total lack of tempo of last season.
Agreed Mark, looks very exciting player for us, what goalkeeper would you like to come in, who ever it is has got big boots to fill after Thomas, or will the club give Walton a go in goal or maybe they might think he is not quite ready to make the step up yet, we've got to get that position right,
Up the Albion!!!!
Walton needs to go out on loan and gain some experience,
With regards to keepers, are we paying good money or average, speroni is a good keeper , but will want good wages if he drops a division ..
I expect a season long loan from somewhere ..
The club need to make a statement of intent either in signing a top class player or bringing in a premier league player or two,
Scott Sinclair , and the 18 year old centre forward Gallagher , this lad is really rated at saints and see him as first team in 12 months.
There are hundreds of decent players out there free, but we have a dozen of those already .. Sell ulloa and the rebuild will be massive
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Turned down more money in Russia to play more football for Brighton well that's good to here, I'm hoping Toko got a great future ahead off him at our club, Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]He looks another good midfield holding player , from his clips on YouTube he has pace , he does not seem to get effected by the dramas of players throwing themselves to the ground, and looks like a quicker bridcutt, His negatives is he seems to tackle going to ground , and seems not to bothered about doing so around the box.. How many cards he gets will be interesting, however for me he has both age and pace on his side over the total lack of tempo of last season.[/p][/quote]Agreed Mark, looks very exciting player for us, what goalkeeper would you like to come in, who ever it is has got big boots to fill after Thomas, or will the club give Walton a go in goal or maybe they might think he is not quite ready to make the step up yet, we've got to get that position right, Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]Walton needs to go out on loan and gain some experience, With regards to keepers, are we paying good money or average, speroni is a good keeper , but will want good wages if he drops a division .. I expect a season long loan from somewhere .. The club need to make a statement of intent either in signing a top class player or bringing in a premier league player or two, Scott Sinclair , and the 18 year old centre forward Gallagher , this lad is really rated at saints and see him as first team in 12 months. There are hundreds of decent players out there free, but we have a dozen of those already .. Sell ulloa and the rebuild will be massive mark by the sea
  • Score: -3

8:34am Thu 29 May 14

bbb1969 says...

Willie, Willie Irvine wrote:
The Mail is reporting strong interest from Albion in Remi Garde as a management contender. Also that we are wanting Ward.
Watd also has int from Middlesboro but also Sunderland and Burnley
[quote][p][bold]Willie, Willie Irvine[/bold] wrote: The Mail is reporting strong interest from Albion in Remi Garde as a management contender. Also that we are wanting Ward.[/p][/quote]Watd also has int from Middlesboro but also Sunderland and Burnley bbb1969
  • Score: 2

8:58am Thu 29 May 14

DuncanThickett says...

brighton bluenose wrote:
Turning down the chance to play in Moscow is a no-brainer for a black guy - whatever the potential rewards! Looks skilful with some clever flicks, can hold the ball up and knows where the goal is - and with a Lua Lua-style scoring celebration what is there not to like?! Whilst MBTS makes a point about his tackling not one of those shown was given as a foul though Championship referees might not be as forgiving as the Swiss (OK the videos are Tokos 'highlights' so we don't see any possible downsides!) and, to be fair, flicking through GCZ stats for last season shows he did pick up a fair few yellow cards - however, all in all seems like a good prospect!
Watching one or two of our players pulling out of tackles last season was really disappointing, so it will be good to get someone more combative
[quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: Turning down the chance to play in Moscow is a no-brainer for a black guy - whatever the potential rewards! Looks skilful with some clever flicks, can hold the ball up and knows where the goal is - and with a Lua Lua-style scoring celebration what is there not to like?! Whilst MBTS makes a point about his tackling not one of those shown was given as a foul though Championship referees might not be as forgiving as the Swiss (OK the videos are Tokos 'highlights' so we don't see any possible downsides!) and, to be fair, flicking through GCZ stats for last season shows he did pick up a fair few yellow cards - however, all in all seems like a good prospect![/p][/quote]Watching one or two of our players pulling out of tackles last season was really disappointing, so it will be good to get someone more combative DuncanThickett
  • Score: 6

9:20am Thu 29 May 14

jockithenoo says...

mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Turned down more money in Russia to play more football for Brighton well that's good to here, I'm hoping Toko got a great future ahead off him at our club,
Up the Albion!!!!
He looks another good midfield holding player , from his clips on YouTube he has pace , he does not seem to get effected by the dramas of players throwing themselves to the ground, and looks like a quicker bridcutt,
His negatives is he seems to tackle going to ground , and seems not to bothered about doing so around the box..
How many cards he gets will be interesting, however for me he has both age and pace on his side over the total lack of tempo of last season.
He had 40 games last season in all competitions
Total 12 yellows no reds
UTA
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Turned down more money in Russia to play more football for Brighton well that's good to here, I'm hoping Toko got a great future ahead off him at our club, Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]He looks another good midfield holding player , from his clips on YouTube he has pace , he does not seem to get effected by the dramas of players throwing themselves to the ground, and looks like a quicker bridcutt, His negatives is he seems to tackle going to ground , and seems not to bothered about doing so around the box.. How many cards he gets will be interesting, however for me he has both age and pace on his side over the total lack of tempo of last season.[/p][/quote]He had 40 games last season in all competitions Total 12 yellows no reds UTA jockithenoo
  • Score: 6

10:37am Thu 29 May 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Good to hear he is not motivated purely by money. A few more like him and we could be flying next season. I live in hope. UTA
Good to hear he is not motivated purely by money. A few more like him and we could be flying next season. I live in hope. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 5

10:48am Thu 29 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Where are all the people who claimed that players always went for the bigger money? This guy shows that not everyone in the game is blinded by cash.
Where are all the people who claimed that players always went for the bigger money? This guy shows that not everyone in the game is blinded by cash. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 3

11:39am Thu 29 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

You can't judge a player from YouTube... thank goodness the club actually watches these players and have a more rounded view of their abilities.
You can't judge a player from YouTube... thank goodness the club actually watches these players and have a more rounded view of their abilities. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: -1

11:42am Thu 29 May 14

AGT999 says...

Have we actually got his signature on a piece of paper as he doesn't become a free agent until 1st July?
Have we actually got his signature on a piece of paper as he doesn't become a free agent until 1st July? AGT999
  • Score: -1

12:14pm Thu 29 May 14

brighton bluenose says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
You can't judge a player from YouTube... thank goodness the club actually watches these players and have a more rounded view of their abilities.
Sorry Arnie but that's shockingly patronising - I'm sure we all know this and your comment is hardly some 'light-bulb' moment!!
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: You can't judge a player from YouTube... thank goodness the club actually watches these players and have a more rounded view of their abilities.[/p][/quote]Sorry Arnie but that's shockingly patronising - I'm sure we all know this and your comment is hardly some 'light-bulb' moment!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: 1

12:34pm Thu 29 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

brighton bluenose wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
You can't judge a player from YouTube... thank goodness the club actually watches these players and have a more rounded view of their abilities.
Sorry Arnie but that's shockingly patronising - I'm sure we all know this and your comment is hardly some 'light-bulb' moment!!
It wasn't meant to be patronising and it wasn't aimed at everyone on here... it was aimed at those who, on one hand, claim you cannot have a valid opinion on football without being a season ticket holder for 30 years, but on the other hand are happy to decide what a player is like based on scant highlights on YouTube.

It's not meant to be a lightbulb moment, just a way of showing hypocrisy amongst a few.
[quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: You can't judge a player from YouTube... thank goodness the club actually watches these players and have a more rounded view of their abilities.[/p][/quote]Sorry Arnie but that's shockingly patronising - I'm sure we all know this and your comment is hardly some 'light-bulb' moment!![/p][/quote]It wasn't meant to be patronising and it wasn't aimed at everyone on here... it was aimed at those who, on one hand, claim you cannot have a valid opinion on football without being a season ticket holder for 30 years, but on the other hand are happy to decide what a player is like based on scant highlights on YouTube. It's not meant to be a lightbulb moment, just a way of showing hypocrisy amongst a few. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 0

12:38pm Thu 29 May 14

VegasSeagull says...

AGT999 wrote:
Have we actually got his signature on a piece of paper as he doesn't become a free agent until 1st July?
Hi Bro.
He is ours, all signed up.
[quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: Have we actually got his signature on a piece of paper as he doesn't become a free agent until 1st July?[/p][/quote]Hi Bro. He is ours, all signed up. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

12:45pm Thu 29 May 14

Claude Back says...

JeffLomer wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Turned down more money in Russia to play more football for Brighton well that's good to here, I'm hoping Toko got a great future ahead off him at our club,
Up the Albion!!!!
He looks another good midfield holding player , from his clips on YouTube he has pace , he does not seem to get effected by the dramas of players throwing themselves to the ground, and looks like a quicker bridcutt,
His negatives is he seems to tackle going to ground , and seems not to bothered about doing so around the box..
How many cards he gets will be interesting, however for me he has both age and pace on his side over the total lack of tempo of last season.
Agreed Mark, looks very exciting player for us, what goalkeeper would you like to come in, who ever it is has got big boots to fill after Thomas, or will the club give Walton a go in goal or maybe they might think he is not quite ready to make the step up yet, we've got to get that position right,
Up the Albion!!!!
Aren't we getting the Coventry keeper?
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Turned down more money in Russia to play more football for Brighton well that's good to here, I'm hoping Toko got a great future ahead off him at our club, Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]He looks another good midfield holding player , from his clips on YouTube he has pace , he does not seem to get effected by the dramas of players throwing themselves to the ground, and looks like a quicker bridcutt, His negatives is he seems to tackle going to ground , and seems not to bothered about doing so around the box.. How many cards he gets will be interesting, however for me he has both age and pace on his side over the total lack of tempo of last season.[/p][/quote]Agreed Mark, looks very exciting player for us, what goalkeeper would you like to come in, who ever it is has got big boots to fill after Thomas, or will the club give Walton a go in goal or maybe they might think he is not quite ready to make the step up yet, we've got to get that position right, Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]Aren't we getting the Coventry keeper? Claude Back
  • Score: 0

1:02pm Thu 29 May 14

AGT999 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
Have we actually got his signature on a piece of paper as he doesn't become a free agent until 1st July?
Hi Bro.
He is ours, all signed up.
Thanks Jeff
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: Have we actually got his signature on a piece of paper as he doesn't become a free agent until 1st July?[/p][/quote]Hi Bro. He is ours, all signed up.[/p][/quote]Thanks Jeff AGT999
  • Score: 1

1:05pm Thu 29 May 14

brighton bluenose says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
brighton bluenose wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
You can't judge a player from YouTube... thank goodness the club actually watches these players and have a more rounded view of their abilities.
Sorry Arnie but that's shockingly patronising - I'm sure we all know this and your comment is hardly some 'light-bulb' moment!!
It wasn't meant to be patronising and it wasn't aimed at everyone on here... it was aimed at those who, on one hand, claim you cannot have a valid opinion on football without being a season ticket holder for 30 years, but on the other hand are happy to decide what a player is like based on scant highlights on YouTube.

It's not meant to be a lightbulb moment, just a way of showing hypocrisy amongst a few.
Apologies for misunderstanding your point - obviously way too subtle for me ;-))
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: You can't judge a player from YouTube... thank goodness the club actually watches these players and have a more rounded view of their abilities.[/p][/quote]Sorry Arnie but that's shockingly patronising - I'm sure we all know this and your comment is hardly some 'light-bulb' moment!![/p][/quote]It wasn't meant to be patronising and it wasn't aimed at everyone on here... it was aimed at those who, on one hand, claim you cannot have a valid opinion on football without being a season ticket holder for 30 years, but on the other hand are happy to decide what a player is like based on scant highlights on YouTube. It's not meant to be a lightbulb moment, just a way of showing hypocrisy amongst a few.[/p][/quote]Apologies for misunderstanding your point - obviously way too subtle for me ;-)) brighton bluenose
  • Score: 2

1:05pm Thu 29 May 14

brighton bluenose says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
brighton bluenose wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
You can't judge a player from YouTube... thank goodness the club actually watches these players and have a more rounded view of their abilities.
Sorry Arnie but that's shockingly patronising - I'm sure we all know this and your comment is hardly some 'light-bulb' moment!!
It wasn't meant to be patronising and it wasn't aimed at everyone on here... it was aimed at those who, on one hand, claim you cannot have a valid opinion on football without being a season ticket holder for 30 years, but on the other hand are happy to decide what a player is like based on scant highlights on YouTube.

It's not meant to be a lightbulb moment, just a way of showing hypocrisy amongst a few.
Apologies for misunderstanding your point - obviously way too subtle for me ;-))
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: You can't judge a player from YouTube... thank goodness the club actually watches these players and have a more rounded view of their abilities.[/p][/quote]Sorry Arnie but that's shockingly patronising - I'm sure we all know this and your comment is hardly some 'light-bulb' moment!![/p][/quote]It wasn't meant to be patronising and it wasn't aimed at everyone on here... it was aimed at those who, on one hand, claim you cannot have a valid opinion on football without being a season ticket holder for 30 years, but on the other hand are happy to decide what a player is like based on scant highlights on YouTube. It's not meant to be a lightbulb moment, just a way of showing hypocrisy amongst a few.[/p][/quote]Apologies for misunderstanding your point - obviously way too subtle for me ;-)) brighton bluenose
  • Score: 1

1:53pm Thu 29 May 14

OzzieGull says...

mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Turned down more money in Russia to play more football for Brighton well that's good to here, I'm hoping Toko got a great future ahead off him at our club,
Up the Albion!!!!
He looks another good midfield holding player , from his clips on YouTube he has pace , he does not seem to get effected by the dramas of players throwing themselves to the ground, and looks like a quicker bridcutt,
His negatives is he seems to tackle going to ground , and seems not to bothered about doing so around the box..
How many cards he gets will be interesting, however for me he has both age and pace on his side over the total lack of tempo of last season.
Agreed Mark, looks very exciting player for us, what goalkeeper would you like to come in, who ever it is has got big boots to fill after Thomas, or will the club give Walton a go in goal or maybe they might think he is not quite ready to make the step up yet, we've got to get that position right,
Up the Albion!!!!
Walton needs to go out on loan and gain some experience,
With regards to keepers, are we paying good money or average, speroni is a good keeper , but will want good wages if he drops a division ..
I expect a season long loan from somewhere ..
The club need to make a statement of intent either in signing a top class player or bringing in a premier league player or two,
Scott Sinclair , and the 18 year old centre forward Gallagher , this lad is really rated at saints and see him as first team in 12 months.
There are hundreds of decent players out there free, but we have a dozen of those already .. Sell ulloa and the rebuild will be massive
Adam Federici is an Australian international and an excellent keeper - currently No.2 at Reading, but impressed when he played at the Amex. Might well relish the chance of first team football
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Turned down more money in Russia to play more football for Brighton well that's good to here, I'm hoping Toko got a great future ahead off him at our club, Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]He looks another good midfield holding player , from his clips on YouTube he has pace , he does not seem to get effected by the dramas of players throwing themselves to the ground, and looks like a quicker bridcutt, His negatives is he seems to tackle going to ground , and seems not to bothered about doing so around the box.. How many cards he gets will be interesting, however for me he has both age and pace on his side over the total lack of tempo of last season.[/p][/quote]Agreed Mark, looks very exciting player for us, what goalkeeper would you like to come in, who ever it is has got big boots to fill after Thomas, or will the club give Walton a go in goal or maybe they might think he is not quite ready to make the step up yet, we've got to get that position right, Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]Walton needs to go out on loan and gain some experience, With regards to keepers, are we paying good money or average, speroni is a good keeper , but will want good wages if he drops a division .. I expect a season long loan from somewhere .. The club need to make a statement of intent either in signing a top class player or bringing in a premier league player or two, Scott Sinclair , and the 18 year old centre forward Gallagher , this lad is really rated at saints and see him as first team in 12 months. There are hundreds of decent players out there free, but we have a dozen of those already .. Sell ulloa and the rebuild will be massive[/p][/quote]Adam Federici is an Australian international and an excellent keeper - currently No.2 at Reading, but impressed when he played at the Amex. Might well relish the chance of first team football OzzieGull
  • Score: 3

5:06pm Thu 29 May 14

Piglet1 says...

100% correct yet again wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Where are all the people who claimed that players always went for the bigger money? This guy shows that not everyone in the game is blinded by cash.
If the Argus told you night was day Ex-pat you would believe it.This is just a case of the clubs press boys telling the agent to put some spin on the guy.Anyone with half a brain can see this guy would do the same as any other player if the big money came along.If not his got one very bad agent lol hahah.This young lad and his agent just know there is much more chance of a big money move playing in England than in Russia.You would start a fight in an empty room Ex-pat,and please keep my parents out the rubbish you post in future please.Try thinking a bit b4 you post.
Yawn......again.
[quote][p][bold]100% correct yet again[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Where are all the people who claimed that players always went for the bigger money? This guy shows that not everyone in the game is blinded by cash.[/p][/quote]If the Argus told you night was day Ex-pat you would believe it.This is just a case of the clubs press boys telling the agent to put some spin on the guy.Anyone with half a brain can see this guy would do the same as any other player if the big money came along.If not his got one very bad agent lol hahah.This young lad and his agent just know there is much more chance of a big money move playing in England than in Russia.You would start a fight in an empty room Ex-pat,and please keep my parents out the rubbish you post in future please.Try thinking a bit b4 you post.[/p][/quote]Yawn......again. Piglet1
  • Score: 2

5:52pm Thu 29 May 14

pte says...

100% correct yet again wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Where are all the people who claimed that players always went for the bigger money? This guy shows that not everyone in the game is blinded by cash.
If the Argus told you night was day Ex-pat you would believe it.This is just a case of the clubs press boys telling the agent to put some spin on the guy.Anyone with half a brain can see this guy would do the same as any other player if the big money came along.If not his got one very bad agent lol hahah.This young lad and his agent just know there is much more chance of a big money move playing in England than in Russia.You would start a fight in an empty room Ex-pat,and please keep my parents out the rubbish you post in future please.Try thinking a bit b4 you post.
The real reason he wants to come to Brighton is he's hoping KLL will teach him how to back flip
[quote][p][bold]100% correct yet again[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Where are all the people who claimed that players always went for the bigger money? This guy shows that not everyone in the game is blinded by cash.[/p][/quote]If the Argus told you night was day Ex-pat you would believe it.This is just a case of the clubs press boys telling the agent to put some spin on the guy.Anyone with half a brain can see this guy would do the same as any other player if the big money came along.If not his got one very bad agent lol hahah.This young lad and his agent just know there is much more chance of a big money move playing in England than in Russia.You would start a fight in an empty room Ex-pat,and please keep my parents out the rubbish you post in future please.Try thinking a bit b4 you post.[/p][/quote]The real reason he wants to come to Brighton is he's hoping KLL will teach him how to back flip pte
  • Score: 2

5:56pm Thu 29 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

pte wrote:
100% correct yet again wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Where are all the people who claimed that players always went for the bigger money? This guy shows that not everyone in the game is blinded by cash.
If the Argus told you night was day Ex-pat you would believe it.This is just a case of the clubs press boys telling the agent to put some spin on the guy.Anyone with half a brain can see this guy would do the same as any other player if the big money came along.If not his got one very bad agent lol hahah.This young lad and his agent just know there is much more chance of a big money move playing in England than in Russia.You would start a fight in an empty room Ex-pat,and please keep my parents out the rubbish you post in future please.Try thinking a bit b4 you post.
The real reason he wants to come to Brighton is he's hoping KLL will teach him how to back flip
I've just spotted they were born in the same city within 10 days of each other; I reckon they probably went to the same post-natal classes and back-flliped their way home before they could walk.

I hope Toko has stronger hamstrings though.
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]100% correct yet again[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Where are all the people who claimed that players always went for the bigger money? This guy shows that not everyone in the game is blinded by cash.[/p][/quote]If the Argus told you night was day Ex-pat you would believe it.This is just a case of the clubs press boys telling the agent to put some spin on the guy.Anyone with half a brain can see this guy would do the same as any other player if the big money came along.If not his got one very bad agent lol hahah.This young lad and his agent just know there is much more chance of a big money move playing in England than in Russia.You would start a fight in an empty room Ex-pat,and please keep my parents out the rubbish you post in future please.Try thinking a bit b4 you post.[/p][/quote]The real reason he wants to come to Brighton is he's hoping KLL will teach him how to back flip[/p][/quote]I've just spotted they were born in the same city within 10 days of each other; I reckon they probably went to the same post-natal classes and back-flliped their way home before they could walk. I hope Toko has stronger hamstrings though. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 3

7:43pm Thu 29 May 14

mark by the sea says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
brighton bluenose wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
You can't judge a player from YouTube... thank goodness the club actually watches these players and have a more rounded view of their abilities.
Sorry Arnie but that's shockingly patronising - I'm sure we all know this and your comment is hardly some 'light-bulb' moment!!
It wasn't meant to be patronising and it wasn't aimed at everyone on here... it was aimed at those who, on one hand, claim you cannot have a valid opinion on football without being a season ticket holder for 30 years, but on the other hand are happy to decide what a player is like based on scant highlights on YouTube.

It's not meant to be a lightbulb moment, just a way of showing hypocrisy amongst a few.
Arnie again you look to snipe at me, my comment was based on the YouTube video , and I made that crystal clear, the game here is far quicker so even if mervyn day moved heaven and earth there is no guarantee a player can adapt to British football , sebastian verona is one, united , Chelsea have had same issue, your snipe at me was childish and totally pointless.
The one thing that comes from 99% of your comments is based on other peoples views , you claim my glass is half empty! and maybe it is right now! however I have a opinion of this football club based on actually attending the Amex .. Lots of people on here don't like my views , and normally counter with a alternative point, more than happy to read those.
Try and forge your own views ,
Ulloa to Leicester £7million? Lol
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: You can't judge a player from YouTube... thank goodness the club actually watches these players and have a more rounded view of their abilities.[/p][/quote]Sorry Arnie but that's shockingly patronising - I'm sure we all know this and your comment is hardly some 'light-bulb' moment!![/p][/quote]It wasn't meant to be patronising and it wasn't aimed at everyone on here... it was aimed at those who, on one hand, claim you cannot have a valid opinion on football without being a season ticket holder for 30 years, but on the other hand are happy to decide what a player is like based on scant highlights on YouTube. It's not meant to be a lightbulb moment, just a way of showing hypocrisy amongst a few.[/p][/quote]Arnie again you look to snipe at me, my comment was based on the YouTube video , and I made that crystal clear, the game here is far quicker so even if mervyn day moved heaven and earth there is no guarantee a player can adapt to British football , sebastian verona is one, united , Chelsea have had same issue, your snipe at me was childish and totally pointless. The one thing that comes from 99% of your comments is based on other peoples views , you claim my glass is half empty! and maybe it is right now! however I have a opinion of this football club based on actually attending the Amex .. Lots of people on here don't like my views , and normally counter with a alternative point, more than happy to read those. Try and forge your own views , Ulloa to Leicester £7million? Lol mark by the sea
  • Score: 0

8:33pm Thu 29 May 14

cullipmyhero says...

Ulloa realistically is not worth £7mil IMO...We all thought Bridcutt was worth more than what we actually got for him, so it wouldn't surprise me if we get closer to something like £4mil, providing if we sell the big man at all.
Toko is interesting, him and Ince with Stephens and crofts to come back tells me that our midfield engine is already looking strong. Coupled with Solly and JFC, Kazn Bucks, we have a decent midfield without the need to add a great deal, possibly just a couple of lively young speedsters on loan?
It's the attack, the way it's linked to the midfield and finding the tactics to outwit and break down teams at the Amex that will be interesting next season. Whoever is in charge needs a keeper too, Casper gives me the jitters...
Ulloa realistically is not worth £7mil IMO...We all thought Bridcutt was worth more than what we actually got for him, so it wouldn't surprise me if we get closer to something like £4mil, providing if we sell the big man at all. Toko is interesting, him and Ince with Stephens and crofts to come back tells me that our midfield engine is already looking strong. Coupled with Solly and JFC, Kazn Bucks, we have a decent midfield without the need to add a great deal, possibly just a couple of lively young speedsters on loan? It's the attack, the way it's linked to the midfield and finding the tactics to outwit and break down teams at the Amex that will be interesting next season. Whoever is in charge needs a keeper too, Casper gives me the jitters... cullipmyhero
  • Score: 1

10:37pm Thu 29 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
brighton bluenose wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
You can't judge a player from YouTube... thank goodness the club actually watches these players and have a more rounded view of their abilities.
Sorry Arnie but that's shockingly patronising - I'm sure we all know this and your comment is hardly some 'light-bulb' moment!!
It wasn't meant to be patronising and it wasn't aimed at everyone on here... it was aimed at those who, on one hand, claim you cannot have a valid opinion on football without being a season ticket holder for 30 years, but on the other hand are happy to decide what a player is like based on scant highlights on YouTube.

It's not meant to be a lightbulb moment, just a way of showing hypocrisy amongst a few.
Arnie again you look to snipe at me, my comment was based on the YouTube video , and I made that crystal clear, the game here is far quicker so even if mervyn day moved heaven and earth there is no guarantee a player can adapt to British football , sebastian verona is one, united , Chelsea have had same issue, your snipe at me was childish and totally pointless.
The one thing that comes from 99% of your comments is based on other peoples views , you claim my glass is half empty! and maybe it is right now! however I have a opinion of this football club based on actually attending the Amex .. Lots of people on here don't like my views , and normally counter with a alternative point, more than happy to read those.
Try and forge your own views ,
Ulloa to Leicester £7million? Lol
Just pointing out your hypocrisy. And do you never get bored of pretending you're the only one to attend matches and that as such no-one else's opinions are valid? You are obsessed. As several others have pointed out you're getting more like Freeloaders every day.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: You can't judge a player from YouTube... thank goodness the club actually watches these players and have a more rounded view of their abilities.[/p][/quote]Sorry Arnie but that's shockingly patronising - I'm sure we all know this and your comment is hardly some 'light-bulb' moment!![/p][/quote]It wasn't meant to be patronising and it wasn't aimed at everyone on here... it was aimed at those who, on one hand, claim you cannot have a valid opinion on football without being a season ticket holder for 30 years, but on the other hand are happy to decide what a player is like based on scant highlights on YouTube. It's not meant to be a lightbulb moment, just a way of showing hypocrisy amongst a few.[/p][/quote]Arnie again you look to snipe at me, my comment was based on the YouTube video , and I made that crystal clear, the game here is far quicker so even if mervyn day moved heaven and earth there is no guarantee a player can adapt to British football , sebastian verona is one, united , Chelsea have had same issue, your snipe at me was childish and totally pointless. The one thing that comes from 99% of your comments is based on other peoples views , you claim my glass is half empty! and maybe it is right now! however I have a opinion of this football club based on actually attending the Amex .. Lots of people on here don't like my views , and normally counter with a alternative point, more than happy to read those. Try and forge your own views , Ulloa to Leicester £7million? Lol[/p][/quote]Just pointing out your hypocrisy. And do you never get bored of pretending you're the only one to attend matches and that as such no-one else's opinions are valid? You are obsessed. As several others have pointed out you're getting more like Freeloaders every day. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 0

11:08pm Thu 29 May 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Apologies, I broke my vow. No more bickering. Signing out.
Apologies, I broke my vow. No more bickering. Signing out. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 0

3:36am Fri 30 May 14

Captain Haddock says...

cullipmyhero wrote:
Ulloa realistically is not worth £7mil IMO...We all thought Bridcutt was worth more than what we actually got for him, so it wouldn't surprise me if we get closer to something like £4mil, providing if we sell the big man at all.
Toko is interesting, him and Ince with Stephens and crofts to come back tells me that our midfield engine is already looking strong. Coupled with Solly and JFC, Kazn Bucks, we have a decent midfield without the need to add a great deal, possibly just a couple of lively young speedsters on loan?
It's the attack, the way it's linked to the midfield and finding the tactics to outwit and break down teams at the Amex that will be interesting next season. Whoever is in charge needs a keeper too, Casper gives me the jitters...
We go £4.5m to Bridcutt. Original press info was wrong.
[quote][p][bold]cullipmyhero[/bold] wrote: Ulloa realistically is not worth £7mil IMO...We all thought Bridcutt was worth more than what we actually got for him, so it wouldn't surprise me if we get closer to something like £4mil, providing if we sell the big man at all. Toko is interesting, him and Ince with Stephens and crofts to come back tells me that our midfield engine is already looking strong. Coupled with Solly and JFC, Kazn Bucks, we have a decent midfield without the need to add a great deal, possibly just a couple of lively young speedsters on loan? It's the attack, the way it's linked to the midfield and finding the tactics to outwit and break down teams at the Amex that will be interesting next season. Whoever is in charge needs a keeper too, Casper gives me the jitters...[/p][/quote]We go £4.5m to Bridcutt. Original press info was wrong. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 2

12:23pm Sun 1 Jun 14

dar1992 says...

AGT999 wrote:
Have we actually got his signature on a piece of paper as he doesn't become a free agent until 1st July?
i believe he will officially become an albion player when his current contract expires the contract can be signed but he wont join us till then
[quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: Have we actually got his signature on a piece of paper as he doesn't become a free agent until 1st July?[/p][/quote]i believe he will officially become an albion player when his current contract expires the contract can be signed but he wont join us till then dar1992
  • Score: 0

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