Albion could make U-turn on players released

It will be up to new Albion manager Sami Hyypia to decide if he wants to keep released players like Tomasz Kuszczak and Andrea Orlandi. Pic by Andrea Pohl/Bild Zeitung

It will be up to new Albion manager Sami Hyypia to decide if he wants to keep released players like Tomasz Kuszczak and Andrea Orlandi. Pic by Andrea Pohl/Bild Zeitung

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Albion's released players could be thrown a lifeline by new boss Sami Hyypia.

Regular No. 1 Tomasz Kuszczak and Spanish midfielder Andrea Orlandi were among six players told by the club last month they were unlikely to be offered new deals.

But it will be up to Hyypia to rubber-stamp the decisions made before he was appointed.

Chief executive Paul Barber said: "If those players haven't received contracts elsewhere and the manager that comes in wants to keep them then of course that is an entirely open book as far as we are concerned."

Barber has also told supporters ahead of Hyypia's official unveiling this morning that Albion do not have to sell star striker Leo Ulloa or anyone else.

They have rejected a hat-trick of bids from Premier League newcomers Leicester for the Argentinian target man.

Barber said: "We're not in a position where we have to sell anyone. We're in a position where we want to progress, to mount another challenge for getting to the Premier League, and that requires assembling a very good squad of players. That's exactly what we'll do."

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8:19am Thu 12 Jun 14

Asleep in Dorset says...

just what I was dreading....deemed not good enough, but as they're a cheap option, lets take them back......no one else has rushed to sign them !!
just what I was dreading....deemed not good enough, but as they're a cheap option, lets take them back......no one else has rushed to sign them !! Asleep in Dorset
  • Score: -79

8:43am Thu 12 Jun 14

seagullsays says...

Bizarre. Change of manager or not, that would be a strange way to run a team I think. A player deemed surplus to requirements one moment to be then invited back would surely wonder what was going on. NJ's position would be tricky, as he was involved in the release list I believe. Probably won't happen anyway, but .....
Bizarre. Change of manager or not, that would be a strange way to run a team I think. A player deemed surplus to requirements one moment to be then invited back would surely wonder what was going on. NJ's position would be tricky, as he was involved in the release list I believe. Probably won't happen anyway, but ..... seagullsays
  • Score: 1

8:46am Thu 12 Jun 14

Aye Aye says...

In the case of Tomasz Kuszczak, quite simply, we got it wrong and I'd have him back in a heartbeat.
In the case of Tomasz Kuszczak, quite simply, we got it wrong and I'd have him back in a heartbeat. Aye Aye
  • Score: 49

8:46am Thu 12 Jun 14

Yorkieseagull says...

Could be a shrewd move, and it won't harm our chances if TK or AO did come back on new deals which reflect their future contribution as opposed to their prior achievements, needing to prove a point, and with a new manager who has specifically asked them to return. I'm looking forward to the new season.
Could be a shrewd move, and it won't harm our chances if TK or AO did come back on new deals which reflect their future contribution as opposed to their prior achievements, needing to prove a point, and with a new manager who has specifically asked them to return. I'm looking forward to the new season. Yorkieseagull
  • Score: 41

8:57am Thu 12 Jun 14

AlfieT says...

Yorkieseagull wrote:
Could be a shrewd move, and it won't harm our chances if TK or AO did come back on new deals which reflect their future contribution as opposed to their prior achievements, needing to prove a point, and with a new manager who has specifically asked them to return. I'm looking forward to the new season.
Agree with this, great to see we are standing firm on Leo, and presumably Buckley should Palace or Poyet come sniffing around.
[quote][p][bold]Yorkieseagull[/bold] wrote: Could be a shrewd move, and it won't harm our chances if TK or AO did come back on new deals which reflect their future contribution as opposed to their prior achievements, needing to prove a point, and with a new manager who has specifically asked them to return. I'm looking forward to the new season.[/p][/quote]Agree with this, great to see we are standing firm on Leo, and presumably Buckley should Palace or Poyet come sniffing around. AlfieT
  • Score: 17

9:01am Thu 12 Jun 14

AburridoEnTrabajo says...

Aye Aye wrote:
In the case of Tomasz Kuszczak, quite simply, we got it wrong and I'd have him back in a heartbeat.
I'd say the club has played this quite well. TK has been hinting at wanting to play in the Premier League for a while now, so it's better to release him and give him that chance rather than keep him on the books against his will. But if no club comes in for him, he might realise that the Albion is his only option for getting into the Premier League anyway. We could end up with a much more focussed TK than we had at the end of last season.
[quote][p][bold]Aye Aye[/bold] wrote: In the case of Tomasz Kuszczak, quite simply, we got it wrong and I'd have him back in a heartbeat.[/p][/quote]I'd say the club has played this quite well. TK has been hinting at wanting to play in the Premier League for a while now, so it's better to release him and give him that chance rather than keep him on the books against his will. But if no club comes in for him, he might realise that the Albion is his only option for getting into the Premier League anyway. We could end up with a much more focussed TK than we had at the end of last season. AburridoEnTrabajo
  • Score: 43

9:01am Thu 12 Jun 14

Max Ripple says...

Aye Aye wrote:
In the case of Tomasz Kuszczak, quite simply, we got it wrong and I'd have him back in a heartbeat.
Trouble is Aye Aye, TK clearly didn't want to be here at the end of last season. Will he get uppity and do the same this season? Start throwing his toys out of the pram if we aren't playing the way he wants us to or if we're not top of the league? He obviously thinks he is better than he is and worth more than we are paying him. Let's not forget all the positive posts on here yesterday about Christian Walton.......
Andy Orlandi is another matter. If he stays injury free then he can be one of our most influential playmakers. I'd have him back.
[quote][p][bold]Aye Aye[/bold] wrote: In the case of Tomasz Kuszczak, quite simply, we got it wrong and I'd have him back in a heartbeat.[/p][/quote]Trouble is Aye Aye, TK clearly didn't want to be here at the end of last season. Will he get uppity and do the same this season? Start throwing his toys out of the pram if we aren't playing the way he wants us to or if we're not top of the league? He obviously thinks he is better than he is and worth more than we are paying him. Let's not forget all the positive posts on here yesterday about Christian Walton....... Andy Orlandi is another matter. If he stays injury free then he can be one of our most influential playmakers. I'd have him back. Max Ripple
  • Score: 21

9:04am Thu 12 Jun 14

Captain Haddock says...

AlfieT wrote:
Yorkieseagull wrote:
Could be a shrewd move, and it won't harm our chances if TK or AO did come back on new deals which reflect their future contribution as opposed to their prior achievements, needing to prove a point, and with a new manager who has specifically asked them to return. I'm looking forward to the new season.
Agree with this, great to see we are standing firm on Leo, and presumably Buckley should Palace or Poyet come sniffing around.
Yes. Have been told we asked Leicester for £10m or no cigar. We have no intention of selling unless the money gets silly i.e it gets to an amount where we can seriously strengthen rather than weaken by selling.

We may well be willing to let Buckers go but again not at cut price (just my opinion).

Regards re-recruitment I'd be happy enough with that if it's what Sami genuinely feels is right for the team / squad.
[quote][p][bold]AlfieT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Yorkieseagull[/bold] wrote: Could be a shrewd move, and it won't harm our chances if TK or AO did come back on new deals which reflect their future contribution as opposed to their prior achievements, needing to prove a point, and with a new manager who has specifically asked them to return. I'm looking forward to the new season.[/p][/quote]Agree with this, great to see we are standing firm on Leo, and presumably Buckley should Palace or Poyet come sniffing around.[/p][/quote]Yes. Have been told we asked Leicester for £10m or no cigar. We have no intention of selling unless the money gets silly i.e it gets to an amount where we can seriously strengthen rather than weaken by selling. We may well be willing to let Buckers go but again not at cut price (just my opinion). Regards re-recruitment I'd be happy enough with that if it's what Sami genuinely feels is right for the team / squad. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 14

9:05am Thu 12 Jun 14

Piglet1 says...

seagullsays wrote:
Bizarre. Change of manager or not, that would be a strange way to run a team I think. A player deemed surplus to requirements one moment to be then invited back would surely wonder what was going on. NJ's position would be tricky, as he was involved in the release list I believe. Probably won't happen anyway, but .....
It is not always that they were not good enough, it is often that they want too much money. I suspect TK is in that category. If in the real world he realises he cannot get that from elsewhere then it is perfectly reasonable for us to go back and ask him if he wishes to rejoin at a figure that suits us.
[quote][p][bold]seagullsays[/bold] wrote: Bizarre. Change of manager or not, that would be a strange way to run a team I think. A player deemed surplus to requirements one moment to be then invited back would surely wonder what was going on. NJ's position would be tricky, as he was involved in the release list I believe. Probably won't happen anyway, but .....[/p][/quote]It is not always that they were not good enough, it is often that they want too much money. I suspect TK is in that category. If in the real world he realises he cannot get that from elsewhere then it is perfectly reasonable for us to go back and ask him if he wishes to rejoin at a figure that suits us. Piglet1
  • Score: 16

9:05am Thu 12 Jun 14

Captain Haddock says...

AburridoEnTrabajo wrote:
Aye Aye wrote:
In the case of Tomasz Kuszczak, quite simply, we got it wrong and I'd have him back in a heartbeat.
I'd say the club has played this quite well. TK has been hinting at wanting to play in the Premier League for a while now, so it's better to release him and give him that chance rather than keep him on the books against his will. But if no club comes in for him, he might realise that the Albion is his only option for getting into the Premier League anyway. We could end up with a much more focussed TK than we had at the end of last season.
Good point.
[quote][p][bold]AburridoEnTrabajo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Aye Aye[/bold] wrote: In the case of Tomasz Kuszczak, quite simply, we got it wrong and I'd have him back in a heartbeat.[/p][/quote]I'd say the club has played this quite well. TK has been hinting at wanting to play in the Premier League for a while now, so it's better to release him and give him that chance rather than keep him on the books against his will. But if no club comes in for him, he might realise that the Albion is his only option for getting into the Premier League anyway. We could end up with a much more focussed TK than we had at the end of last season.[/p][/quote]Good point. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 3

9:06am Thu 12 Jun 14

Piglet1 says...

seagullsays wrote:
Bizarre. Change of manager or not, that would be a strange way to run a team I think. A player deemed surplus to requirements one moment to be then invited back would surely wonder what was going on. NJ's position would be tricky, as he was involved in the release list I believe. Probably won't happen anyway, but .....
It is not always that they were not good enough, it is often that they want too much money. I suspect TK is in that category. If in the real world he realises he cannot get that from elsewhere then it is perfectly reasonable for us to go back and ask him if he wishes to rejoin at a figure that suits us.
[quote][p][bold]seagullsays[/bold] wrote: Bizarre. Change of manager or not, that would be a strange way to run a team I think. A player deemed surplus to requirements one moment to be then invited back would surely wonder what was going on. NJ's position would be tricky, as he was involved in the release list I believe. Probably won't happen anyway, but .....[/p][/quote]It is not always that they were not good enough, it is often that they want too much money. I suspect TK is in that category. If in the real world he realises he cannot get that from elsewhere then it is perfectly reasonable for us to go back and ask him if he wishes to rejoin at a figure that suits us. Piglet1
  • Score: 4

9:12am Thu 12 Jun 14

DuncanThickett says...

Aye Aye wrote:
In the case of Tomasz Kuszczak, quite simply, we got it wrong and I'd have him back in a heartbeat.
Absolutely. Get TK back, Christian as No2, that would be our goalie positions all sorted at least.
[quote][p][bold]Aye Aye[/bold] wrote: In the case of Tomasz Kuszczak, quite simply, we got it wrong and I'd have him back in a heartbeat.[/p][/quote]Absolutely. Get TK back, Christian as No2, that would be our goalie positions all sorted at least. DuncanThickett
  • Score: 15

9:12am Thu 12 Jun 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Max Ripple wrote:
Aye Aye wrote:
In the case of Tomasz Kuszczak, quite simply, we got it wrong and I'd have him back in a heartbeat.
Trouble is Aye Aye, TK clearly didn't want to be here at the end of last season. Will he get uppity and do the same this season? Start throwing his toys out of the pram if we aren't playing the way he wants us to or if we're not top of the league? He obviously thinks he is better than he is and worth more than we are paying him. Let's not forget all the positive posts on here yesterday about Christian Walton.......
Andy Orlandi is another matter. If he stays injury free then he can be one of our most influential playmakers. I'd have him back.
I'd look at it on the basis that managerial and coaching change could make all the difference. In Kuszack's case, his relationship with the goalkeeping coach is crucial and if (and I emphasise if) they didn't get on and he was part of OG's gang, which he clearly was, it may have been a factor. A new guy and a new manager, might clear the air by itself. That said, the absence of PL interest will be a factor too!
As for Orlandi, perhaps same thinking? I was always sceptical about the number of seemingly unnecessary muscle injuries we got through a season and again, if that approach changes with a new fitness coach, Orlandi might become an option?
What is another positive piece of information though, is that this effectively emphasises Hyypia is key in the recruitment process.
Another blow for the doubters....
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Aye Aye[/bold] wrote: In the case of Tomasz Kuszczak, quite simply, we got it wrong and I'd have him back in a heartbeat.[/p][/quote]Trouble is Aye Aye, TK clearly didn't want to be here at the end of last season. Will he get uppity and do the same this season? Start throwing his toys out of the pram if we aren't playing the way he wants us to or if we're not top of the league? He obviously thinks he is better than he is and worth more than we are paying him. Let's not forget all the positive posts on here yesterday about Christian Walton....... Andy Orlandi is another matter. If he stays injury free then he can be one of our most influential playmakers. I'd have him back.[/p][/quote]I'd look at it on the basis that managerial and coaching change could make all the difference. In Kuszack's case, his relationship with the goalkeeping coach is crucial and if (and I emphasise if) they didn't get on and he was part of OG's gang, which he clearly was, it may have been a factor. A new guy and a new manager, might clear the air by itself. That said, the absence of PL interest will be a factor too! As for Orlandi, perhaps same thinking? I was always sceptical about the number of seemingly unnecessary muscle injuries we got through a season and again, if that approach changes with a new fitness coach, Orlandi might become an option? What is another positive piece of information though, is that this effectively emphasises Hyypia is key in the recruitment process. Another blow for the doubters.... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 11

9:14am Thu 12 Jun 14

Gaz the great says...

Good to see the manager is going to be calling the shots!
Good to see the manager is going to be calling the shots! Gaz the great
  • Score: 14

9:18am Thu 12 Jun 14

OldGull says...

Go listen to Barber on seagull player.
The club could not Guarantee these players a position until the new manager was in place.
So they were released to give them a chance to look for a club.
Now Sammi is manager he can review their contribution On & Off the pitch and maybe offer them a new deal.
Quite sensible when you think about it.
I think the same posters, as usual are looking for a negative angle on this
Surprise surprise
Go listen to Barber on seagull player. The club could not Guarantee these players a position until the new manager was in place. So they were released to give them a chance to look for a club. Now Sammi is manager he can review their contribution On & Off the pitch and maybe offer them a new deal. Quite sensible when you think about it. I think the same posters, as usual are looking for a negative angle on this Surprise surprise OldGull
  • Score: 27

9:26am Thu 12 Jun 14

Grummitt says...

As long as we do not bring Spanish Dave back again then it could be a good move.
As long as we do not bring Spanish Dave back again then it could be a good move. Grummitt
  • Score: 5

9:27am Thu 12 Jun 14

albionfan33 says...

Thats a tough one for me on the one hand both are very good top end champs players. On the other they failed to get us promoted. And as they say a new broom sweeps clean..... personally i wouldnt offer them deals and would be looking to bring in fresh blood
I thought pb spoke very well and in no way deserves the stick that he gets on here he gets paid to do his job obviously tb thinks hes doing that and doing it well the fella should just be left to get on with his job
Im glad to see that leo seems more than happy and settled here too im sure he could of buggered off if thats what he wanted or at least made it very hard for us to keep him and as pb says we dont need to sell and are looking to create another promotion challenging squad seems like good times ahead to me all in the hyypi van (whats that funny smell) hehe UTA
Thats a tough one for me on the one hand both are very good top end champs players. On the other they failed to get us promoted. And as they say a new broom sweeps clean..... personally i wouldnt offer them deals and would be looking to bring in fresh blood I thought pb spoke very well and in no way deserves the stick that he gets on here he gets paid to do his job obviously tb thinks hes doing that and doing it well the fella should just be left to get on with his job Im glad to see that leo seems more than happy and settled here too im sure he could of buggered off if thats what he wanted or at least made it very hard for us to keep him and as pb says we dont need to sell and are looking to create another promotion challenging squad seems like good times ahead to me all in the hyypi van (whats that funny smell) hehe UTA albionfan33
  • Score: 4

9:34am Thu 12 Jun 14

thetungsten says...

Aye Aye wrote:
In the case of Tomasz Kuszczak, quite simply, we got it wrong and I'd have him back in a heartbeat.
wasnt he having it away with Oscars missus?- now OG has gone Tommy K can come back- although I wouldnt mess with SH- he would be far less forgiving if he caught TK having a go and his wifee
[quote][p][bold]Aye Aye[/bold] wrote: In the case of Tomasz Kuszczak, quite simply, we got it wrong and I'd have him back in a heartbeat.[/p][/quote]wasnt he having it away with Oscars missus?- now OG has gone Tommy K can come back- although I wouldnt mess with SH- he would be far less forgiving if he caught TK having a go and his wifee thetungsten
  • Score: -8

9:40am Thu 12 Jun 14

JeffLomer says...

OldGull wrote:
Go listen to Barber on seagull player.
The club could not Guarantee these players a position until the new manager was in place.
So they were released to give them a chance to look for a club.
Now Sammi is manager he can review their contribution On & Off the pitch and maybe offer them a new deal.
Quite sensible when you think about it.
I think the same posters, as usual are looking for a negative angle on this
Surprise surprise
Morning oldgull, good points you make about letting the released players look for a new club, as far as I'm aware none off the players have found another club, I would like Thomas back with the understanding Walton is his number two and plays in the cup games to give him game time, which would benefit the club if he needed to step up playing in the league,

Orlandi may give him a rolling one year contract, depending if he can stay injury free for mist off the season, if not move him on as we can't have him on the sidelines like last season just my opinion!!
Up the Albion!!
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: Go listen to Barber on seagull player. The club could not Guarantee these players a position until the new manager was in place. So they were released to give them a chance to look for a club. Now Sammi is manager he can review their contribution On & Off the pitch and maybe offer them a new deal. Quite sensible when you think about it. I think the same posters, as usual are looking for a negative angle on this Surprise surprise[/p][/quote]Morning oldgull, good points you make about letting the released players look for a new club, as far as I'm aware none off the players have found another club, I would like Thomas back with the understanding Walton is his number two and plays in the cup games to give him game time, which would benefit the club if he needed to step up playing in the league, Orlandi may give him a rolling one year contract, depending if he can stay injury free for mist off the season, if not move him on as we can't have him on the sidelines like last season just my opinion!! Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 8

9:53am Thu 12 Jun 14

MHubbs says...

I would like to see Orlandi, return. TK too if our young talent moves to number 2 to gain experience from him.
I would like to see Orlandi, return. TK too if our young talent moves to number 2 to gain experience from him. MHubbs
  • Score: 5

9:58am Thu 12 Jun 14

Max Ripple says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Max Ripple wrote:
Aye Aye wrote:
In the case of Tomasz Kuszczak, quite simply, we got it wrong and I'd have him back in a heartbeat.
Trouble is Aye Aye, TK clearly didn't want to be here at the end of last season. Will he get uppity and do the same this season? Start throwing his toys out of the pram if we aren't playing the way he wants us to or if we're not top of the league? He obviously thinks he is better than he is and worth more than we are paying him. Let's not forget all the positive posts on here yesterday about Christian Walton.......
Andy Orlandi is another matter. If he stays injury free then he can be one of our most influential playmakers. I'd have him back.
I'd look at it on the basis that managerial and coaching change could make all the difference. In Kuszack's case, his relationship with the goalkeeping coach is crucial and if (and I emphasise if) they didn't get on and he was part of OG's gang, which he clearly was, it may have been a factor. A new guy and a new manager, might clear the air by itself. That said, the absence of PL interest will be a factor too!
As for Orlandi, perhaps same thinking? I was always sceptical about the number of seemingly unnecessary muscle injuries we got through a season and again, if that approach changes with a new fitness coach, Orlandi might become an option?
What is another positive piece of information though, is that this effectively emphasises Hyypia is key in the recruitment process.
Another blow for the doubters....
Yes. I'll go with you there. Fair comment.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Aye Aye[/bold] wrote: In the case of Tomasz Kuszczak, quite simply, we got it wrong and I'd have him back in a heartbeat.[/p][/quote]Trouble is Aye Aye, TK clearly didn't want to be here at the end of last season. Will he get uppity and do the same this season? Start throwing his toys out of the pram if we aren't playing the way he wants us to or if we're not top of the league? He obviously thinks he is better than he is and worth more than we are paying him. Let's not forget all the positive posts on here yesterday about Christian Walton....... Andy Orlandi is another matter. If he stays injury free then he can be one of our most influential playmakers. I'd have him back.[/p][/quote]I'd look at it on the basis that managerial and coaching change could make all the difference. In Kuszack's case, his relationship with the goalkeeping coach is crucial and if (and I emphasise if) they didn't get on and he was part of OG's gang, which he clearly was, it may have been a factor. A new guy and a new manager, might clear the air by itself. That said, the absence of PL interest will be a factor too! As for Orlandi, perhaps same thinking? I was always sceptical about the number of seemingly unnecessary muscle injuries we got through a season and again, if that approach changes with a new fitness coach, Orlandi might become an option? What is another positive piece of information though, is that this effectively emphasises Hyypia is key in the recruitment process. Another blow for the doubters....[/p][/quote]Yes. I'll go with you there. Fair comment. Max Ripple
  • Score: -2

10:09am Thu 12 Jun 14

JeffLomer says...

If the club are saying we don't need to sell Leo then great keep him, but bring in a quality striker to help him out up front, because playing the one striker does not get you enough goals on there own, Chris Woods be a good option
Up the Albion!!!!
If the club are saying we don't need to sell Leo then great keep him, but bring in a quality striker to help him out up front, because playing the one striker does not get you enough goals on there own, Chris Woods be a good option Up the Albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 2

10:29am Thu 12 Jun 14

keswick says...

Interesting situation. Personally I would have AO back as he is a creative player that we lack. TK made it abundantly clear that he did not want to be here. Is he that arrogant or badly advised ? The Premier clubs have hardly come rushing but he could be good for a year or to and help bring along young Walton so in a lot of ways makes sense. I would also give Will Hoskins a one year deal. If fit he provides another attacking option and we are yet to see what he really can do.
Interesting situation. Personally I would have AO back as he is a creative player that we lack. TK made it abundantly clear that he did not want to be here. Is he that arrogant or badly advised ? The Premier clubs have hardly come rushing but he could be good for a year or to and help bring along young Walton so in a lot of ways makes sense. I would also give Will Hoskins a one year deal. If fit he provides another attacking option and we are yet to see what he really can do. keswick
  • Score: 3

10:39am Thu 12 Jun 14

Frankie Moonshine says...

I think there is more to TK being released than meets the eye. He may have been looking for bigger and better things (which as yet haven't materialised) but behind the scenes things weren't right. Remember his bust up with Bruno, the mysterious dropping due to "illness" and his considerably below par performances at the end of the season?

There are quite a few rumours flying about that TK has had as much to do with OG leaving as anyone, and if they're even half true then frankly he's probably burnt his bridges and quality goalkeeper or not, we can't have any rotten apples disrupting things.

Orlandi however I think we should look to bring back, at least on a short term contract or maybe even pay as you play, if he'd take it. Just needs to prove his fitness because we know he's a quality player on his day.
I think there is more to TK being released than meets the eye. He may have been looking for bigger and better things (which as yet haven't materialised) but behind the scenes things weren't right. Remember his bust up with Bruno, the mysterious dropping due to "illness" and his considerably below par performances at the end of the season? There are quite a few rumours flying about that TK has had as much to do with OG leaving as anyone, and if they're even half true then frankly he's probably burnt his bridges and quality goalkeeper or not, we can't have any rotten apples disrupting things. Orlandi however I think we should look to bring back, at least on a short term contract or maybe even pay as you play, if he'd take it. Just needs to prove his fitness because we know he's a quality player on his day. Frankie Moonshine
  • Score: 4

11:44am Thu 12 Jun 14

pjwilk says...

You cant release players and then want them back it makes the club look like a shambles,but nothing changes.Just realised they will have to spend money to replace them.
You cant release players and then want them back it makes the club look like a shambles,but nothing changes.Just realised they will have to spend money to replace them. pjwilk
  • Score: -9

11:54am Thu 12 Jun 14

dave from bexill says...

JeffLomer wrote:
If the club are saying we don't need to sell Leo then great keep him, but bring in a quality striker to help him out up front, because playing the one striker does not get you enough goals on there own, Chris Woods be a good option
Up the Albion!!!!
What about CMS
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: If the club are saying we don't need to sell Leo then great keep him, but bring in a quality striker to help him out up front, because playing the one striker does not get you enough goals on there own, Chris Woods be a good option Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]What about CMS dave from bexill
  • Score: 3

11:55am Thu 12 Jun 14

dave from bexill says...

thetungsten wrote:
Aye Aye wrote:
In the case of Tomasz Kuszczak, quite simply, we got it wrong and I'd have him back in a heartbeat.
wasnt he having it away with Oscars missus?- now OG has gone Tommy K can come back- although I wouldnt mess with SH- he would be far less forgiving if he caught TK having a go and his wifee
Idiot
[quote][p][bold]thetungsten[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Aye Aye[/bold] wrote: In the case of Tomasz Kuszczak, quite simply, we got it wrong and I'd have him back in a heartbeat.[/p][/quote]wasnt he having it away with Oscars missus?- now OG has gone Tommy K can come back- although I wouldnt mess with SH- he would be far less forgiving if he caught TK having a go and his wifee[/p][/quote]Idiot dave from bexill
  • Score: 2

12:55pm Thu 12 Jun 14

JeffLomer says...

dave from bexill wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
If the club are saying we don't need to sell Leo then great keep him, but bring in a quality striker to help him out up front, because playing the one striker does not get you enough goals on there own, Chris Woods be a good option
Up the Albion!!!!
What about CMS
Hi Dave keep him be nice to see quick attacking football scoring lots off goals!!
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: If the club are saying we don't need to sell Leo then great keep him, but bring in a quality striker to help him out up front, because playing the one striker does not get you enough goals on there own, Chris Woods be a good option Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]What about CMS[/p][/quote]Hi Dave keep him be nice to see quick attacking football scoring lots off goals!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 1

1:12pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Andrea Orlandigasm says...

#bringbackorlandi
#bringbackorlandi Andrea Orlandigasm
  • Score: 11

1:27pm Thu 12 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

TK will have to eat a certain amount of humble pie should he sign a new contract with us for the coming season. We the fans were told by the man himself that his agent was talking to various people. TK made it clear that he thought he should be in the prem, there was no room for doubt, but so far zip.

Orlandi didn't want to go anywhere, he voiced his surprise at being on the let go list, so no humble pie for him.

New contracts on new terms for both, maybe, I think Orlandi will jump at the chance of staying, TK, well he might not, not after all he has said, he might not want to look a tad foolish, which is exactly what he will look.
TK will have to eat a certain amount of humble pie should he sign a new contract with us for the coming season. We the fans were told by the man himself that his agent was talking to various people. TK made it clear that he thought he should be in the prem, there was no room for doubt, but so far zip. Orlandi didn't want to go anywhere, he voiced his surprise at being on the let go list, so no humble pie for him. New contracts on new terms for both, maybe, I think Orlandi will jump at the chance of staying, TK, well he might not, not after all he has said, he might not want to look a tad foolish, which is exactly what he will look. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 5

2:35pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Withdeaner says...

pjwilk says...

You cant release players and then want them back it makes the club look like a shambles,but nothing changes.Just realised they will have to spend money to replace them.

Seemed to work out well in the case of OGH, did it not?
pjwilk says... You cant release players and then want them back it makes the club look like a shambles,but nothing changes.Just realised they will have to spend money to replace them. Seemed to work out well in the case of OGH, did it not? Withdeaner
  • Score: 0

2:43pm Thu 12 Jun 14

OldGull says...

pjwilk wrote:
You cant release players and then want them back it makes the club look like a shambles,but nothing changes.Just realised they will have to spend money to replace them.
Pjillock
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: You cant release players and then want them back it makes the club look like a shambles,but nothing changes.Just realised they will have to spend money to replace them.[/p][/quote]Pjillock OldGull
  • Score: 1

2:56pm Thu 12 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

Withdeaner wrote:
pjwilk says...

You cant release players and then want them back it makes the club look like a shambles,but nothing changes.Just realised they will have to spend money to replace them.

Seemed to work out well in the case of OGH, did it not?
Withdeaner, look at the list of those released and which of them might return, then check their contract status at the time of, 'release.'
The word, 'release,' is a tad ambiguous, if I am coming to the end of my contract, and I am not offered a new one, was I released, or did my contract simply expire?

With a new manager arriving is it not better to allow that person to decide whether or not he wants to offer a new deal to some of those that have seen their contracts expire. Had we offered new deals prior to Hyypia arriving, Sami would have had very little wiggle room regarding his squad, in fact he would have had to accept the remnants of Garcia's squad, which was actually the remnants of Poyet's squad.
[quote][p][bold]Withdeaner[/bold] wrote: pjwilk says... You cant release players and then want them back it makes the club look like a shambles,but nothing changes.Just realised they will have to spend money to replace them. Seemed to work out well in the case of OGH, did it not?[/p][/quote]Withdeaner, look at the list of those released and which of them might return, then check their contract status at the time of, 'release.' The word, 'release,' is a tad ambiguous, if I am coming to the end of my contract, and I am not offered a new one, was I released, or did my contract simply expire? With a new manager arriving is it not better to allow that person to decide whether or not he wants to offer a new deal to some of those that have seen their contracts expire. Had we offered new deals prior to Hyypia arriving, Sami would have had very little wiggle room regarding his squad, in fact he would have had to accept the remnants of Garcia's squad, which was actually the remnants of Poyet's squad. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 7

4:25pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Falmer Wizard says...

We have to accept our financial situation makes it imperative we choose the cheap option,remember we no longer have a club shop in the town.
We have to accept our financial situation makes it imperative we choose the cheap option,remember we no longer have a club shop in the town. Falmer Wizard
  • Score: 0

1:15am Fri 13 Jun 14

dar1992 says...

both quality players hyypia would need to talk to kuschack and make him see that with patience we will get up to the pl as for orlandi if he thinks he can handle his fitness id welcome him back with open arms
both quality players hyypia would need to talk to kuschack and make him see that with patience we will get up to the pl as for orlandi if he thinks he can handle his fitness id welcome him back with open arms dar1992
  • Score: 1

11:44am Fri 13 Jun 14

Hove Actually says...

Asleep in Dorset wrote:
just what I was dreading....deemed not good enough, but as they're a cheap option, lets take them back......no one else has rushed to sign them !!
Why have all the ostriches on here added a negative to what is in fact a statement that is only pointing out the way ant real supporter would feel.

Being told your not good enough and then later you are because we haven't managed to sign anyone else is not the best way to motivate your players, who if they have any sense will always be looking for an exit strategy that benefits them
[quote][p][bold]Asleep in Dorset[/bold] wrote: just what I was dreading....deemed not good enough, but as they're a cheap option, lets take them back......no one else has rushed to sign them !![/p][/quote]Why have all the ostriches on here added a negative to what is in fact a statement that is only pointing out the way ant real supporter would feel. Being told your not good enough and then later you are because we haven't managed to sign anyone else is not the best way to motivate your players, who if they have any sense will always be looking for an exit strategy that benefits them Hove Actually
  • Score: -1

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