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Sami: Kids are so key

The Argus: Sami Hyypia Sami Hyypia

Albion boss Sami Hyypia wants to build on the explosion of youth under Oscar Garcia.

England Under-21 call-ups Jake Forster-Caskey and Solly March, and rookie Rohan Ince, were all regulars in Oscar’s first team squad last season.

The Spaniard’s successor is keen to maintain the youth momentum at the Seagulls’ new training ground and academy in Lancing.

Hyypia said: “There’s a good academy here so I hope a few of the youngsters will step ahead and make the step up to the first team.

“I like the fact the academy is here (at Lancing) as well, because the young players then sometimes have a peep at the professional players. When you are young you need idols and you need to see them.

“The young players will see the pros coming and going and I as the manager as well can see which young players will break through in maybe a few years, so that’s good for me as well.”

Hyypia wants someone he can learn off as his No.2 after former Bayer Leverkusen accomplice Jan Moritz Lichte turned down the job for family reasons.

He said.“I’d like to have someone who can improve me as well and question everything I decide. I think it’s good to have a second opinion and somebody asking questions but I’m not in a hurry.”

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5:56am Sat 21 Jun 14

Steyning reject says...

If he's looking for a no. 2 learn off how about Steve Coppell or Alan Curbishley, both have experiance at this level and above and with clubs on the lower budget range and more to Brightons liking are both without a club so no fees to others clubs to obtain their services and I believe both still in the general area so relocating should not be an issue.
If he's looking for a no. 2 learn off how about Steve Coppell or Alan Curbishley, both have experiance at this level and above and with clubs on the lower budget range and more to Brightons liking are both without a club so no fees to others clubs to obtain their services and I believe both still in the general area so relocating should not be an issue. Steyning reject
  • Score: 24

7:25am Sat 21 Jun 14

Grendel says...

How many articles can you squeeze out of one interview? Is anything new happening?
How many articles can you squeeze out of one interview? Is anything new happening? Grendel
  • Score: 9

7:27am Sat 21 Jun 14

Grendel says...

Also the photo looks like Patrick Swayzee.
Also the photo looks like Patrick Swayzee. Grendel
  • Score: -3

7:45am Sat 21 Jun 14

Conelli98 says...

9:20pm Fri 20 Jun 14
Conelli98 says...

Good luck to Brighton and Hove Albion Futsal team on Sunday, playing in National finals at Birmingham Arena. Unbelievable skill and technique by good young players. Did you people know we have two lads that are in the National squad? The Seagulls have three male teams and a female side, two men's teams finished first in their Divs and the other finished 3rd! Well done everybody involved!!!
Just thought I would mention it!!
9:20pm Fri 20 Jun 14 Conelli98 says... Good luck to Brighton and Hove Albion Futsal team on Sunday, playing in National finals at Birmingham Arena. Unbelievable skill and technique by good young players. Did you people know we have two lads that are in the National squad? The Seagulls have three male teams and a female side, two men's teams finished first in their Divs and the other finished 3rd! Well done everybody involved!!! Just thought I would mention it!! Conelli98
  • Score: 14

7:45am Sat 21 Jun 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

Yes, well let's hope they turn out to be a more enticing prospect than England's 'kids'.
Yes, well let's hope they turn out to be a more enticing prospect than England's 'kids'. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: -18

7:47am Sat 21 Jun 14

Conelli98 says...

Thought I would add FutSal post again as this article is about youth!
Thought I would add FutSal post again as this article is about youth! Conelli98
  • Score: -1

8:06am Sat 21 Jun 14

arc12 says...

I really hope he does give the younger players a chance as it will help keep our costs down and comply with FFP. It's definitely the way forward IMO.
I really hope he does give the younger players a chance as it will help keep our costs down and comply with FFP. It's definitely the way forward IMO. arc12
  • Score: 3

8:29am Sat 21 Jun 14

lenward says...

I am really looking forward to the new season, with a new manager who is willing to work with in the clubs budget and bring on young players. we saw Ronan, Solly and Jake brake into the first team with two of them getting into the England set up, good news for the club. Hopefully more will come through this season. It looks to me the club is looking to the future, and living within it's means, which personally I think is a good thing. I know some of you will disagree and think promotion is the key to the future, but if Sami can build a young and exciting team this will be more rewarding then a quick promotion and then we struggle to to stay up.

One thing as crossed my mind, as Lua Lua agreed a new contract not heard a thing about that. Also it seems to have gone quiet about Stephen Ward. Anyone shed any light on that subject.
I am really looking forward to the new season, with a new manager who is willing to work with in the clubs budget and bring on young players. we saw Ronan, Solly and Jake brake into the first team with two of them getting into the England set up, good news for the club. Hopefully more will come through this season. It looks to me the club is looking to the future, and living within it's means, which personally I think is a good thing. I know some of you will disagree and think promotion is the key to the future, but if Sami can build a young and exciting team this will be more rewarding then a quick promotion and then we struggle to to stay up. One thing as crossed my mind, as Lua Lua agreed a new contract not heard a thing about that. Also it seems to have gone quiet about Stephen Ward. Anyone shed any light on that subject. lenward
  • Score: 6

8:54am Sat 21 Jun 14

Steyning reject says...

lenward wrote:
I am really looking forward to the new season, with a new manager who is willing to work with in the clubs budget and bring on young players. we saw Ronan, Solly and Jake brake into the first team with two of them getting into the England set up, good news for the club. Hopefully more will come through this season. It looks to me the club is looking to the future, and living within it's means, which personally I think is a good thing. I know some of you will disagree and think promotion is the key to the future, but if Sami can build a young and exciting team this will be more rewarding then a quick promotion and then we struggle to to stay up.

One thing as crossed my mind, as Lua Lua agreed a new contract not heard a thing about that. Also it seems to have gone quiet about Stephen Ward. Anyone shed any light on that subject.
Lua Lua is under contract for next season, Brighton took up the option to extend his current contract. And as reported elsewhere are trying to obtain Ward's services but it depends on the transfer fee, wages and offers from other clubs. Hope this helps
[quote][p][bold]lenward[/bold] wrote: I am really looking forward to the new season, with a new manager who is willing to work with in the clubs budget and bring on young players. we saw Ronan, Solly and Jake brake into the first team with two of them getting into the England set up, good news for the club. Hopefully more will come through this season. It looks to me the club is looking to the future, and living within it's means, which personally I think is a good thing. I know some of you will disagree and think promotion is the key to the future, but if Sami can build a young and exciting team this will be more rewarding then a quick promotion and then we struggle to to stay up. One thing as crossed my mind, as Lua Lua agreed a new contract not heard a thing about that. Also it seems to have gone quiet about Stephen Ward. Anyone shed any light on that subject.[/p][/quote]Lua Lua is under contract for next season, Brighton took up the option to extend his current contract. And as reported elsewhere are trying to obtain Ward's services but it depends on the transfer fee, wages and offers from other clubs. Hope this helps Steyning reject
  • Score: 9

9:12am Sat 21 Jun 14

lenward says...

Steyning reject wrote:
lenward wrote:
I am really looking forward to the new season, with a new manager who is willing to work with in the clubs budget and bring on young players. we saw Ronan, Solly and Jake brake into the first team with two of them getting into the England set up, good news for the club. Hopefully more will come through this season. It looks to me the club is looking to the future, and living within it's means, which personally I think is a good thing. I know some of you will disagree and think promotion is the key to the future, but if Sami can build a young and exciting team this will be more rewarding then a quick promotion and then we struggle to to stay up.

One thing as crossed my mind, as Lua Lua agreed a new contract not heard a thing about that. Also it seems to have gone quiet about Stephen Ward. Anyone shed any light on that subject.
Lua Lua is under contract for next season, Brighton took up the option to extend his current contract. And as reported elsewhere are trying to obtain Ward's services but it depends on the transfer fee, wages and offers from other clubs. Hope this helps
Yes thanks for the feedback, didn't realise the club had that option good to hear. I hoping we do get Mr Ward, he was one of our best players last season. If we don't get him young chickson will do a good job.
[quote][p][bold]Steyning reject[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lenward[/bold] wrote: I am really looking forward to the new season, with a new manager who is willing to work with in the clubs budget and bring on young players. we saw Ronan, Solly and Jake brake into the first team with two of them getting into the England set up, good news for the club. Hopefully more will come through this season. It looks to me the club is looking to the future, and living within it's means, which personally I think is a good thing. I know some of you will disagree and think promotion is the key to the future, but if Sami can build a young and exciting team this will be more rewarding then a quick promotion and then we struggle to to stay up. One thing as crossed my mind, as Lua Lua agreed a new contract not heard a thing about that. Also it seems to have gone quiet about Stephen Ward. Anyone shed any light on that subject.[/p][/quote]Lua Lua is under contract for next season, Brighton took up the option to extend his current contract. And as reported elsewhere are trying to obtain Ward's services but it depends on the transfer fee, wages and offers from other clubs. Hope this helps[/p][/quote]Yes thanks for the feedback, didn't realise the club had that option good to hear. I hoping we do get Mr Ward, he was one of our best players last season. If we don't get him young chickson will do a good job. lenward
  • Score: 3

9:29am Sat 21 Jun 14

ringtone says...

You can't win anything with kids.
You can't win anything with kids. ringtone
  • Score: -10

9:34am Sat 21 Jun 14

Steyning reject says...

ringtone wrote:
You can't win anything with kids.
But without kids there's no future
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: You can't win anything with kids.[/p][/quote]But without kids there's no future Steyning reject
  • Score: 14

10:33am Sat 21 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

Three players to make the step up from the development squad to the senior team, and get quite a lot of playing time, in one season has to be seen as a rare event, I don't see that happening for our coming season.
If we don't manage to sign Ward I guess Chicksen might get his chance, with Maksi as his back up. If the club goes with three senior strikers, Leo, CMS and a new signing, I guess it's possible that Shamir Goodwin might get the fourth spot, but did he do enough whilst on loan to Torquay to warrent the step up?
Monakana was accused of not being fit enough whilst out on loan to Crawley, fitness levels can be dealt with, but this issue meant that he didn't get much of a chance to show what he can do. Walton migth well get the number two spot between the sticks, but just like Chicksen, it seems that neither of them will get a starting spot, Sami wants Ward back and he is looking for a keeper.

Who else do we have that could make the transition?
Three players to make the step up from the development squad to the senior team, and get quite a lot of playing time, in one season has to be seen as a rare event, I don't see that happening for our coming season. If we don't manage to sign Ward I guess Chicksen might get his chance, with Maksi as his back up. If the club goes with three senior strikers, Leo, CMS and a new signing, I guess it's possible that Shamir Goodwin might get the fourth spot, but did he do enough whilst on loan to Torquay to warrent the step up? Monakana was accused of not being fit enough whilst out on loan to Crawley, fitness levels can be dealt with, but this issue meant that he didn't get much of a chance to show what he can do. Walton migth well get the number two spot between the sticks, but just like Chicksen, it seems that neither of them will get a starting spot, Sami wants Ward back and he is looking for a keeper. Who else do we have that could make the transition? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 7

10:46am Sat 21 Jun 14

Claude Back says...

If kids are the key let's hope they can unlock our opposition defences this season. ;-)
If kids are the key let's hope they can unlock our opposition defences this season. ;-) Claude Back
  • Score: 4

11:21am Sat 21 Jun 14

pte says...

lenward wrote:
I am really looking forward to the new season, with a new manager who is willing to work with in the clubs budget and bring on young players. we saw Ronan, Solly and Jake brake into the first team with two of them getting into the England set up, good news for the club. Hopefully more will come through this season. It looks to me the club is looking to the future, and living within it's means, which personally I think is a good thing. I know some of you will disagree and think promotion is the key to the future, but if Sami can build a young and exciting team this will be more rewarding then a quick promotion and then we struggle to to stay up.

One thing as crossed my mind, as Lua Lua agreed a new contract not heard a thing about that. Also it seems to have gone quiet about Stephen Ward. Anyone shed any light on that subject.
I read something that clearly indicates the club are interested in signing Ward. But of course it's subject to finance. Even if Ward wants to stay, BHA have to do a deal with Wolves
[quote][p][bold]lenward[/bold] wrote: I am really looking forward to the new season, with a new manager who is willing to work with in the clubs budget and bring on young players. we saw Ronan, Solly and Jake brake into the first team with two of them getting into the England set up, good news for the club. Hopefully more will come through this season. It looks to me the club is looking to the future, and living within it's means, which personally I think is a good thing. I know some of you will disagree and think promotion is the key to the future, but if Sami can build a young and exciting team this will be more rewarding then a quick promotion and then we struggle to to stay up. One thing as crossed my mind, as Lua Lua agreed a new contract not heard a thing about that. Also it seems to have gone quiet about Stephen Ward. Anyone shed any light on that subject.[/p][/quote]I read something that clearly indicates the club are interested in signing Ward. But of course it's subject to finance. Even if Ward wants to stay, BHA have to do a deal with Wolves pte
  • Score: 1

11:28am Sat 21 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

pte wrote:
lenward wrote:
I am really looking forward to the new season, with a new manager who is willing to work with in the clubs budget and bring on young players. we saw Ronan, Solly and Jake brake into the first team with two of them getting into the England set up, good news for the club. Hopefully more will come through this season. It looks to me the club is looking to the future, and living within it's means, which personally I think is a good thing. I know some of you will disagree and think promotion is the key to the future, but if Sami can build a young and exciting team this will be more rewarding then a quick promotion and then we struggle to to stay up.

One thing as crossed my mind, as Lua Lua agreed a new contract not heard a thing about that. Also it seems to have gone quiet about Stephen Ward. Anyone shed any light on that subject.
I read something that clearly indicates the club are interested in signing Ward. But of course it's subject to finance. Even if Ward wants to stay, BHA have to do a deal with Wolves
The signing of Ward subject to finances, yes, but we were probably paying all his wages last season so that shouldn't be too big of a problem. Wolves have made it very clear that Ward does not have a future with them, they want him sold, so our bid would not be seen as a hostile one. The challenge to us getting him will come from other suitors, but after the season he had with us, my guess would be that we are his chosen destination.
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lenward[/bold] wrote: I am really looking forward to the new season, with a new manager who is willing to work with in the clubs budget and bring on young players. we saw Ronan, Solly and Jake brake into the first team with two of them getting into the England set up, good news for the club. Hopefully more will come through this season. It looks to me the club is looking to the future, and living within it's means, which personally I think is a good thing. I know some of you will disagree and think promotion is the key to the future, but if Sami can build a young and exciting team this will be more rewarding then a quick promotion and then we struggle to to stay up. One thing as crossed my mind, as Lua Lua agreed a new contract not heard a thing about that. Also it seems to have gone quiet about Stephen Ward. Anyone shed any light on that subject.[/p][/quote]I read something that clearly indicates the club are interested in signing Ward. But of course it's subject to finance. Even if Ward wants to stay, BHA have to do a deal with Wolves[/p][/quote]The signing of Ward subject to finances, yes, but we were probably paying all his wages last season so that shouldn't be too big of a problem. Wolves have made it very clear that Ward does not have a future with them, they want him sold, so our bid would not be seen as a hostile one. The challenge to us getting him will come from other suitors, but after the season he had with us, my guess would be that we are his chosen destination. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

11:38am Sat 21 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

A little concerned about Sami's comments there about wanting an assistant to learn off, it sounds as if he almost would rather be a number two, if this is the case then we need a manager of proven calibre with Sami as the assistant. Someone like Chris Hughton or Alex McCleish perhaps. It just seems an odd comment to make from someone who has only just been made manager. Hopefully Sami can do the job with Nathan Jones helping him out.
A little concerned about Sami's comments there about wanting an assistant to learn off, it sounds as if he almost would rather be a number two, if this is the case then we need a manager of proven calibre with Sami as the assistant. Someone like Chris Hughton or Alex McCleish perhaps. It just seems an odd comment to make from someone who has only just been made manager. Hopefully Sami can do the job with Nathan Jones helping him out. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -23

11:52am Sat 21 Jun 14

Claude Back says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
A little concerned about Sami's comments there about wanting an assistant to learn off, it sounds as if he almost would rather be a number two, if this is the case then we need a manager of proven calibre with Sami as the assistant. Someone like Chris Hughton or Alex McCleish perhaps. It just seems an odd comment to make from someone who has only just been made manager. Hopefully Sami can do the job with Nathan Jones helping him out.
Just hope the number two doesn't hit the fan in that case.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: A little concerned about Sami's comments there about wanting an assistant to learn off, it sounds as if he almost would rather be a number two, if this is the case then we need a manager of proven calibre with Sami as the assistant. Someone like Chris Hughton or Alex McCleish perhaps. It just seems an odd comment to make from someone who has only just been made manager. Hopefully Sami can do the job with Nathan Jones helping him out.[/p][/quote]Just hope the number two doesn't hit the fan in that case. Claude Back
  • Score: 1

12:01pm Sat 21 Jun 14

WooahWooah says...

If he wants someone to challenge everything he does, he could always try Freeloaders or Ringtone.
If he wants someone to challenge everything he does, he could always try Freeloaders or Ringtone. WooahWooah
  • Score: 15

12:13pm Sat 21 Jun 14

2ndCitySeagull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Three players to make the step up from the development squad to the senior team, and get quite a lot of playing time, in one season has to be seen as a rare event, I don't see that happening for our coming season.
If we don't manage to sign Ward I guess Chicksen might get his chance, with Maksi as his back up. If the club goes with three senior strikers, Leo, CMS and a new signing, I guess it's possible that Shamir Goodwin might get the fourth spot, but did he do enough whilst on loan to Torquay to warrent the step up?
Monakana was accused of not being fit enough whilst out on loan to Crawley, fitness levels can be dealt with, but this issue meant that he didn't get much of a chance to show what he can do. Walton migth well get the number two spot between the sticks, but just like Chicksen, it seems that neither of them will get a starting spot, Sami wants Ward back and he is looking for a keeper.

Who else do we have that could make the transition?
Asmundsson and Monakana can make the step up this season, both looked strong enough in the Development Team, Asmundsson is full of running technical player. He will be good cover for Crofts and Stephens. Monakana looks set to be a powerful impact player. Look forward to seeing him probe Cheltenham in August! I think this will be a big season for Chicksen, who I rate after seeing him in a few of the cup games last season, sadly I fear we have seen the last of Stephen Ward.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Three players to make the step up from the development squad to the senior team, and get quite a lot of playing time, in one season has to be seen as a rare event, I don't see that happening for our coming season. If we don't manage to sign Ward I guess Chicksen might get his chance, with Maksi as his back up. If the club goes with three senior strikers, Leo, CMS and a new signing, I guess it's possible that Shamir Goodwin might get the fourth spot, but did he do enough whilst on loan to Torquay to warrent the step up? Monakana was accused of not being fit enough whilst out on loan to Crawley, fitness levels can be dealt with, but this issue meant that he didn't get much of a chance to show what he can do. Walton migth well get the number two spot between the sticks, but just like Chicksen, it seems that neither of them will get a starting spot, Sami wants Ward back and he is looking for a keeper. Who else do we have that could make the transition?[/p][/quote]Asmundsson and Monakana can make the step up this season, both looked strong enough in the Development Team, Asmundsson is full of running technical player. He will be good cover for Crofts and Stephens. Monakana looks set to be a powerful impact player. Look forward to seeing him probe Cheltenham in August! I think this will be a big season for Chicksen, who I rate after seeing him in a few of the cup games last season, sadly I fear we have seen the last of Stephen Ward. 2ndCitySeagull
  • Score: 6

12:23pm Sat 21 Jun 14

hannover seagull says...

ringtone wrote:
You can't win anything with kids.
We are not winning anything without them to be truthful
All in favour of this approach,dont have to play them every game.
Better than the loan fiascos of last season ie Lita and Obika
Lets see, give it a chance before condemnation
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: You can't win anything with kids.[/p][/quote]We are not winning anything without them to be truthful All in favour of this approach,dont have to play them every game. Better than the loan fiascos of last season ie Lita and Obika Lets see, give it a chance before condemnation hannover seagull
  • Score: 6

12:36pm Sat 21 Jun 14

pte says...

He may say he is not be "in a hurry" to get a number two but he clearly says he wants one. This is a coded message if you read between the lines

Club should hurry up and pull it's finger out on this one
He may say he is not be "in a hurry" to get a number two but he clearly says he wants one. This is a coded message if you read between the lines Club should hurry up and pull it's finger out on this one pte
  • Score: -5

12:41pm Sat 21 Jun 14

pte says...

And the number two should be who Sami wants and can have trust in not someone the club favours
And the number two should be who Sami wants and can have trust in not someone the club favours pte
  • Score: 5

12:42pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Claude Back says...

hannover seagull wrote:
ringtone wrote:
You can't win anything with kids.
We are not winning anything without them to be truthful
All in favour of this approach,dont have to play them every game.
Better than the loan fiascos of last season ie Lita and Obika
Lets see, give it a chance before condemnation
I don't know whether you got the quote from Ringtone or not but in case you didn't he was referring to Alan Hansen's classic comment the season before Man Urinal won the League....with kids.
Where are the Sussex Rich Kids? Who were they? Someone used to blame them for everything. Is Dunk one of the new ones? Whoops! Sorry, that's torn it.
[quote][p][bold]hannover seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: You can't win anything with kids.[/p][/quote]We are not winning anything without them to be truthful All in favour of this approach,dont have to play them every game. Better than the loan fiascos of last season ie Lita and Obika Lets see, give it a chance before condemnation[/p][/quote]I don't know whether you got the quote from Ringtone or not but in case you didn't he was referring to Alan Hansen's classic comment the season before Man Urinal won the League....with kids. Where are the Sussex Rich Kids? Who were they? Someone used to blame them for everything. Is Dunk one of the new ones? Whoops! Sorry, that's torn it. Claude Back
  • Score: 4

1:19pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Looks like Sami recognises his limitations in his new role at our level.
He is in no hurry to get a no.2 and should be able to draw on others, even senior players to bounce ideas off. I would have thought it quite urgent to get someone in though who he can rely on.
In the meantime I'm sure Alan Mullery would be a good sounding board and either Alan Curbishley or Steve Coppell could fill the bill eventually. Nobby Horton is another who would be a good fit or some of his old Liverpool colleagues.
He's not short of options. UTA
Looks like Sami recognises his limitations in his new role at our level. He is in no hurry to get a no.2 and should be able to draw on others, even senior players to bounce ideas off. I would have thought it quite urgent to get someone in though who he can rely on. In the meantime I'm sure Alan Mullery would be a good sounding board and either Alan Curbishley or Steve Coppell could fill the bill eventually. Nobby Horton is another who would be a good fit or some of his old Liverpool colleagues. He's not short of options. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 1

1:20pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Conelli98 says...

Claude Back wrote:
hannover seagull wrote:
ringtone wrote:
You can't win anything with kids.
We are not winning anything without them to be truthful
All in favour of this approach,dont have to play them every game.
Better than the loan fiascos of last season ie Lita and Obika
Lets see, give it a chance before condemnation
I don't know whether you got the quote from Ringtone or not but in case you didn't he was referring to Alan Hansen's classic comment the season before Man Urinal won the League....with kids.
Where are the Sussex Rich Kids? Who were they? Someone used to blame them for everything. Is Dunk one of the new ones? Whoops! Sorry, that's torn it.
Sussex kids have gone to Arsenal x2, Chelsea, Southampton And Villa,3 born in Brighton, 1 in burgess Hill and 1 Worthing. All at u16 level and all never been on Brightons radar. Tells you all you need to know about scouting levels at Brighton. 2 of the boys already at international level. Remember Gareth Barry!!!
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hannover seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: You can't win anything with kids.[/p][/quote]We are not winning anything without them to be truthful All in favour of this approach,dont have to play them every game. Better than the loan fiascos of last season ie Lita and Obika Lets see, give it a chance before condemnation[/p][/quote]I don't know whether you got the quote from Ringtone or not but in case you didn't he was referring to Alan Hansen's classic comment the season before Man Urinal won the League....with kids. Where are the Sussex Rich Kids? Who were they? Someone used to blame them for everything. Is Dunk one of the new ones? Whoops! Sorry, that's torn it.[/p][/quote]Sussex kids have gone to Arsenal x2, Chelsea, Southampton And Villa,3 born in Brighton, 1 in burgess Hill and 1 Worthing. All at u16 level and all never been on Brightons radar. Tells you all you need to know about scouting levels at Brighton. 2 of the boys already at international level. Remember Gareth Barry!!! Conelli98
  • Score: 2

2:08pm Sat 21 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

The academy is designed to devlop young talent, and by that I mean, 'new,' talent, lads that are not with us yet. The younger players we currently have will benefit from being at our new training ground but the 30+ million spent is for the most part, about tomorrow and not today.
Sami talks of the, 'kids,' he also spoke of talent based in Finland, it might be that the two are the same. There could be a player or two that he might feel is ready to do a job for us, but he could also be thinking of the teenagers that he knows of.
The club has been advertising for host families for some time now, that suggests to me that an influx of youth is on it's way.
The academy is designed to devlop young talent, and by that I mean, 'new,' talent, lads that are not with us yet. The younger players we currently have will benefit from being at our new training ground but the 30+ million spent is for the most part, about tomorrow and not today. Sami talks of the, 'kids,' he also spoke of talent based in Finland, it might be that the two are the same. There could be a player or two that he might feel is ready to do a job for us, but he could also be thinking of the teenagers that he knows of. The club has been advertising for host families for some time now, that suggests to me that an influx of youth is on it's way. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -6

2:45pm Sat 21 Jun 14

PressBoxTeaBoy says...

Please not another experiment with kids. Ask Roy Hodgson, it dont work.
Please not another experiment with kids. Ask Roy Hodgson, it dont work. PressBoxTeaBoy
  • Score: -13

2:59pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
The academy is designed to devlop young talent, and by that I mean, 'new,' talent, lads that are not with us yet. The younger players we currently have will benefit from being at our new training ground but the 30+ million spent is for the most part, about tomorrow and not today.
Sami talks of the, 'kids,' he also spoke of talent based in Finland, it might be that the two are the same. There could be a player or two that he might feel is ready to do a job for us, but he could also be thinking of the teenagers that he knows of.
The club has been advertising for host families for some time now, that suggests to me that an influx of youth is on it's way.
The problem is we and other teams especially england also need experienced older heads as well to get through when the younger players heads go down. You need a blend of youth and experience, too much of one or the other is not good for success. Yes getting in established players is more expensive, but it has to be done. This is what we need, if we mix those players with the younger ones in the right balance then we may go forward.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The academy is designed to devlop young talent, and by that I mean, 'new,' talent, lads that are not with us yet. The younger players we currently have will benefit from being at our new training ground but the 30+ million spent is for the most part, about tomorrow and not today. Sami talks of the, 'kids,' he also spoke of talent based in Finland, it might be that the two are the same. There could be a player or two that he might feel is ready to do a job for us, but he could also be thinking of the teenagers that he knows of. The club has been advertising for host families for some time now, that suggests to me that an influx of youth is on it's way.[/p][/quote]The problem is we and other teams especially england also need experienced older heads as well to get through when the younger players heads go down. You need a blend of youth and experience, too much of one or the other is not good for success. Yes getting in established players is more expensive, but it has to be done. This is what we need, if we mix those players with the younger ones in the right balance then we may go forward. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -2

3:03pm Sat 21 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
The academy is designed to devlop young talent, and by that I mean, 'new,' talent, lads that are not with us yet. The younger players we currently have will benefit from being at our new training ground but the 30+ million spent is for the most part, about tomorrow and not today.
Sami talks of the, 'kids,' he also spoke of talent based in Finland, it might be that the two are the same. There could be a player or two that he might feel is ready to do a job for us, but he could also be thinking of the teenagers that he knows of.
The club has been advertising for host families for some time now, that suggests to me that an influx of youth is on it's way.
The problem is we and other teams especially england also need experienced older heads as well to get through when the younger players heads go down. You need a blend of youth and experience, too much of one or the other is not good for success. Yes getting in established players is more expensive, but it has to be done. This is what we need, if we mix those players with the younger ones in the right balance then we may go forward.
and I haven't seen anything in the news articles that would suggest that we won't have exactly what you are describing.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The academy is designed to devlop young talent, and by that I mean, 'new,' talent, lads that are not with us yet. The younger players we currently have will benefit from being at our new training ground but the 30+ million spent is for the most part, about tomorrow and not today. Sami talks of the, 'kids,' he also spoke of talent based in Finland, it might be that the two are the same. There could be a player or two that he might feel is ready to do a job for us, but he could also be thinking of the teenagers that he knows of. The club has been advertising for host families for some time now, that suggests to me that an influx of youth is on it's way.[/p][/quote]The problem is we and other teams especially england also need experienced older heads as well to get through when the younger players heads go down. You need a blend of youth and experience, too much of one or the other is not good for success. Yes getting in established players is more expensive, but it has to be done. This is what we need, if we mix those players with the younger ones in the right balance then we may go forward.[/p][/quote]and I haven't seen anything in the news articles that would suggest that we won't have exactly what you are describing. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

3:08pm Sat 21 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
The academy is designed to devlop young talent, and by that I mean, 'new,' talent, lads that are not with us yet. The younger players we currently have will benefit from being at our new training ground but the 30+ million spent is for the most part, about tomorrow and not today.
Sami talks of the, 'kids,' he also spoke of talent based in Finland, it might be that the two are the same. There could be a player or two that he might feel is ready to do a job for us, but he could also be thinking of the teenagers that he knows of.
The club has been advertising for host families for some time now, that suggests to me that an influx of youth is on it's way.
The problem is we and other teams especially england also need experienced older heads as well to get through when the younger players heads go down. You need a blend of youth and experience, too much of one or the other is not good for success. Yes getting in established players is more expensive, but it has to be done. This is what we need, if we mix those players with the younger ones in the right balance then we may go forward.
and I haven't seen anything in the news articles that would suggest that we won't have exactly what you are describing.
John Arne Riise, 33 yearold left back is available, good for a year or two?
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The academy is designed to devlop young talent, and by that I mean, 'new,' talent, lads that are not with us yet. The younger players we currently have will benefit from being at our new training ground but the 30+ million spent is for the most part, about tomorrow and not today. Sami talks of the, 'kids,' he also spoke of talent based in Finland, it might be that the two are the same. There could be a player or two that he might feel is ready to do a job for us, but he could also be thinking of the teenagers that he knows of. The club has been advertising for host families for some time now, that suggests to me that an influx of youth is on it's way.[/p][/quote]The problem is we and other teams especially england also need experienced older heads as well to get through when the younger players heads go down. You need a blend of youth and experience, too much of one or the other is not good for success. Yes getting in established players is more expensive, but it has to be done. This is what we need, if we mix those players with the younger ones in the right balance then we may go forward.[/p][/quote]and I haven't seen anything in the news articles that would suggest that we won't have exactly what you are describing.[/p][/quote]John Arne Riise, 33 yearold left back is available, good for a year or two? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

4:16pm Sat 21 Jun 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

Steyning reject wrote:
If he's looking for a no. 2 learn off how about Steve Coppell or Alan Curbishley, both have experiance at this level and above and with clubs on the lower budget range and more to Brightons liking are both without a club so no fees to others clubs to obtain their services and I believe both still in the general area so relocating should not be an issue.
Great shout. Both top quality football guys and straight people as well. I think they would both be equally helpful and probably no longer hankering for the No:1 job - which is important too!
[quote][p][bold]Steyning reject[/bold] wrote: If he's looking for a no. 2 learn off how about Steve Coppell or Alan Curbishley, both have experiance at this level and above and with clubs on the lower budget range and more to Brightons liking are both without a club so no fees to others clubs to obtain their services and I believe both still in the general area so relocating should not be an issue.[/p][/quote]Great shout. Both top quality football guys and straight people as well. I think they would both be equally helpful and probably no longer hankering for the No:1 job - which is important too! WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 2

4:47pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
The academy is designed to devlop young talent, and by that I mean, 'new,' talent, lads that are not with us yet. The younger players we currently have will benefit from being at our new training ground but the 30+ million spent is for the most part, about tomorrow and not today.
Sami talks of the, 'kids,' he also spoke of talent based in Finland, it might be that the two are the same. There could be a player or two that he might feel is ready to do a job for us, but he could also be thinking of the teenagers that he knows of.
The club has been advertising for host families for some time now, that suggests to me that an influx of youth is on it's way.
The problem is we and other teams especially england also need experienced older heads as well to get through when the younger players heads go down. You need a blend of youth and experience, too much of one or the other is not good for success. Yes getting in established players is more expensive, but it has to be done. This is what we need, if we mix those players with the younger ones in the right balance then we may go forward.
and I haven't seen anything in the news articles that would suggest that we won't have exactly what you are describing.
John Arne Riise, 33 yearold left back is available, good for a year or two?
Rumours he wants to finish his career in the cash rich MLS. We may struggle to compete with that.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The academy is designed to devlop young talent, and by that I mean, 'new,' talent, lads that are not with us yet. The younger players we currently have will benefit from being at our new training ground but the 30+ million spent is for the most part, about tomorrow and not today. Sami talks of the, 'kids,' he also spoke of talent based in Finland, it might be that the two are the same. There could be a player or two that he might feel is ready to do a job for us, but he could also be thinking of the teenagers that he knows of. The club has been advertising for host families for some time now, that suggests to me that an influx of youth is on it's way.[/p][/quote]The problem is we and other teams especially england also need experienced older heads as well to get through when the younger players heads go down. You need a blend of youth and experience, too much of one or the other is not good for success. Yes getting in established players is more expensive, but it has to be done. This is what we need, if we mix those players with the younger ones in the right balance then we may go forward.[/p][/quote]and I haven't seen anything in the news articles that would suggest that we won't have exactly what you are describing.[/p][/quote]John Arne Riise, 33 yearold left back is available, good for a year or two?[/p][/quote]Rumours he wants to finish his career in the cash rich MLS. We may struggle to compete with that. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: 2

5:47pm Sat 21 Jun 14

ringtone says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
The academy is designed to devlop young talent, and by that I mean, 'new,' talent, lads that are not with us yet. The younger players we currently have will benefit from being at our new training ground but the 30+ million spent is for the most part, about tomorrow and not today.
Sami talks of the, 'kids,' he also spoke of talent based in Finland, it might be that the two are the same. There could be a player or two that he might feel is ready to do a job for us, but he could also be thinking of the teenagers that he knows of.
The club has been advertising for host families for some time now, that suggests to me that an influx of youth is on it's way.
The problem is we and other teams especially england also need experienced older heads as well to get through when the younger players heads go down. You need a blend of youth and experience, too much of one or the other is not good for success. Yes getting in established players is more expensive, but it has to be done. This is what we need, if we mix those players with the younger ones in the right balance then we may go forward.
and I haven't seen anything in the news articles that would suggest that we won't have exactly what you are describing.
John Arne Riise, 33 yearold left back is available, good for a year or two?
Rumours he wants to finish his career in the cash rich MLS. We may struggle to compete with that.
Struggle, LOL, no chance.

I am sure its been his lifetime ambition to play for the Albion for a pittance.

You have got no idea sometimes,Vegas.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The academy is designed to devlop young talent, and by that I mean, 'new,' talent, lads that are not with us yet. The younger players we currently have will benefit from being at our new training ground but the 30+ million spent is for the most part, about tomorrow and not today. Sami talks of the, 'kids,' he also spoke of talent based in Finland, it might be that the two are the same. There could be a player or two that he might feel is ready to do a job for us, but he could also be thinking of the teenagers that he knows of. The club has been advertising for host families for some time now, that suggests to me that an influx of youth is on it's way.[/p][/quote]The problem is we and other teams especially england also need experienced older heads as well to get through when the younger players heads go down. You need a blend of youth and experience, too much of one or the other is not good for success. Yes getting in established players is more expensive, but it has to be done. This is what we need, if we mix those players with the younger ones in the right balance then we may go forward.[/p][/quote]and I haven't seen anything in the news articles that would suggest that we won't have exactly what you are describing.[/p][/quote]John Arne Riise, 33 yearold left back is available, good for a year or two?[/p][/quote]Rumours he wants to finish his career in the cash rich MLS. We may struggle to compete with that.[/p][/quote]Struggle, LOL, no chance. I am sure its been his lifetime ambition to play for the Albion for a pittance. You have got no idea sometimes,Vegas. ringtone
  • Score: 0

6:02pm Sat 21 Jun 14

OldGull says...

Whereas you have no idea all the time
Ring the peace
Whereas you have no idea all the time Ring the peace OldGull
  • Score: 2

6:39pm Sat 21 Jun 14

ringtone says...

OldGull wrote:
Whereas you have no idea all the time
Ring the peace
Come on, this aint no wayne bridge situation with man city paying 99.9% of his wages.

How much do you think Riise was earning at Fulham last season and how much will he accept from us.

Fantasty island stuff, bring back freeloaders so we can have a debate that belongs in the real world.
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: Whereas you have no idea all the time Ring the peace[/p][/quote]Come on, this aint no wayne bridge situation with man city paying 99.9% of his wages. How much do you think Riise was earning at Fulham last season and how much will he accept from us. Fantasty island stuff, bring back freeloaders so we can have a debate that belongs in the real world. ringtone
  • Score: -1

6:44pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Conelli98 says...

ringtone wrote:
OldGull wrote:
Whereas you have no idea all the time
Ring the peace
Come on, this aint no wayne bridge situation with man city paying 99.9% of his wages.

How much do you think Riise was earning at Fulham last season and how much will he accept from us.

Fantasty island stuff, bring back freeloaders so we can have a debate that belongs in the real world.
Let's be honest Ringpiece you do a lot of debating all by yourself!!
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: Whereas you have no idea all the time Ring the peace[/p][/quote]Come on, this aint no wayne bridge situation with man city paying 99.9% of his wages. How much do you think Riise was earning at Fulham last season and how much will he accept from us. Fantasty island stuff, bring back freeloaders so we can have a debate that belongs in the real world.[/p][/quote]Let's be honest Ringpiece you do a lot of debating all by yourself!! Conelli98
  • Score: 7

6:56pm Sat 21 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

OldGull wrote:
Whereas you have no idea all the time
Ring the peace
OldGull, the fool obviously missed the question mark I attached, I just can't be bothered to converse with him.
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: Whereas you have no idea all the time Ring the peace[/p][/quote]OldGull, the fool obviously missed the question mark I attached, I just can't be bothered to converse with him. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -4

7:29pm Sat 21 Jun 14

gordongull says...

Please not Coppell or Curbishley benevolently handing down chunks of acquired wisdom to our new Manager.
Sami needs an assistant who nobody has ever heard of, not a focal point within his staff who will attract a lot of media attention, and disproportional credit for any success.
Please not Coppell or Curbishley benevolently handing down chunks of acquired wisdom to our new Manager. Sami needs an assistant who nobody has ever heard of, not a focal point within his staff who will attract a lot of media attention, and disproportional credit for any success. gordongull
  • Score: 2

7:32pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Cockwomble says...

ringtone wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
The academy is designed to devlop young talent, and by that I mean, 'new,' talent, lads that are not with us yet. The younger players we currently have will benefit from being at our new training ground but the 30+ million spent is for the most part, about tomorrow and not today.
Sami talks of the, 'kids,' he also spoke of talent based in Finland, it might be that the two are the same. There could be a player or two that he might feel is ready to do a job for us, but he could also be thinking of the teenagers that he knows of.
The club has been advertising for host families for some time now, that suggests to me that an influx of youth is on it's way.
The problem is we and other teams especially england also need experienced older heads as well to get through when the younger players heads go down. You need a blend of youth and experience, too much of one or the other is not good for success. Yes getting in established players is more expensive, but it has to be done. This is what we need, if we mix those players with the younger ones in the right balance then we may go forward.
and I haven't seen anything in the news articles that would suggest that we won't have exactly what you are describing.
John Arne Riise, 33 yearold left back is available, good for a year or two?
Rumours he wants to finish his career in the cash rich MLS. We may struggle to compete with that.
Struggle, LOL, no chance.

I am sure its been his lifetime ambition to play for the Albion for a pittance.

You have got no idea sometimes,Vegas.
upson played for us.same situation.cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The academy is designed to devlop young talent, and by that I mean, 'new,' talent, lads that are not with us yet. The younger players we currently have will benefit from being at our new training ground but the 30+ million spent is for the most part, about tomorrow and not today. Sami talks of the, 'kids,' he also spoke of talent based in Finland, it might be that the two are the same. There could be a player or two that he might feel is ready to do a job for us, but he could also be thinking of the teenagers that he knows of. The club has been advertising for host families for some time now, that suggests to me that an influx of youth is on it's way.[/p][/quote]The problem is we and other teams especially england also need experienced older heads as well to get through when the younger players heads go down. You need a blend of youth and experience, too much of one or the other is not good for success. Yes getting in established players is more expensive, but it has to be done. This is what we need, if we mix those players with the younger ones in the right balance then we may go forward.[/p][/quote]and I haven't seen anything in the news articles that would suggest that we won't have exactly what you are describing.[/p][/quote]John Arne Riise, 33 yearold left back is available, good for a year or two?[/p][/quote]Rumours he wants to finish his career in the cash rich MLS. We may struggle to compete with that.[/p][/quote]Struggle, LOL, no chance. I am sure its been his lifetime ambition to play for the Albion for a pittance. You have got no idea sometimes,Vegas.[/p][/quote]upson played for us.same situation.cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 5

7:40pm Sat 21 Jun 14

gordongull says...

You remind me of Ex-pat-Arnie, but without the charisma, Cockwomble.
You remind me of Ex-pat-Arnie, but without the charisma, Cockwomble. gordongull
  • Score: -11

8:28pm Sat 21 Jun 14

PressBoxTeaBoy says...

Steyning reject wrote:
ringtone wrote:
You can't win anything with kids.
But without kids there's no future
So wait till the future if you want to play the kids. They will be men them.
[quote][p][bold]Steyning reject[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: You can't win anything with kids.[/p][/quote]But without kids there's no future[/p][/quote]So wait till the future if you want to play the kids. They will be men them. PressBoxTeaBoy
  • Score: -3

8:58pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Cockwomble says...

gordongull wrote:
You remind me of Ex-pat-Arnie, but without the charisma, Cockwomble.
ringtone is expat arnie isnt he?both cockwombles anyway
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: You remind me of Ex-pat-Arnie, but without the charisma, Cockwomble.[/p][/quote]ringtone is expat arnie isnt he?both cockwombles anyway Cockwomble
  • Score: -4

9:02pm Sat 21 Jun 14

pjwilk says...

Kids are our future but not our present.
Kids are our future but not our present. pjwilk
  • Score: 1

9:44pm Sat 21 Jun 14

ringtone says...

Cockwomble wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
The academy is designed to devlop young talent, and by that I mean, 'new,' talent, lads that are not with us yet. The younger players we currently have will benefit from being at our new training ground but the 30+ million spent is for the most part, about tomorrow and not today.
Sami talks of the, 'kids,' he also spoke of talent based in Finland, it might be that the two are the same. There could be a player or two that he might feel is ready to do a job for us, but he could also be thinking of the teenagers that he knows of.
The club has been advertising for host families for some time now, that suggests to me that an influx of youth is on it's way.
The problem is we and other teams especially england also need experienced older heads as well to get through when the younger players heads go down. You need a blend of youth and experience, too much of one or the other is not good for success. Yes getting in established players is more expensive, but it has to be done. This is what we need, if we mix those players with the younger ones in the right balance then we may go forward.
and I haven't seen anything in the news articles that would suggest that we won't have exactly what you are describing.
John Arne Riise, 33 yearold left back is available, good for a year or two?
Rumours he wants to finish his career in the cash rich MLS. We may struggle to compete with that.
Struggle, LOL, no chance.

I am sure its been his lifetime ambition to play for the Albion for a pittance.

You have got no idea sometimes,Vegas.
upson played for us.same situation.cockwomble
Sorry. He was signed before the purse strings were pulled tight.
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The academy is designed to devlop young talent, and by that I mean, 'new,' talent, lads that are not with us yet. The younger players we currently have will benefit from being at our new training ground but the 30+ million spent is for the most part, about tomorrow and not today. Sami talks of the, 'kids,' he also spoke of talent based in Finland, it might be that the two are the same. There could be a player or two that he might feel is ready to do a job for us, but he could also be thinking of the teenagers that he knows of. The club has been advertising for host families for some time now, that suggests to me that an influx of youth is on it's way.[/p][/quote]The problem is we and other teams especially england also need experienced older heads as well to get through when the younger players heads go down. You need a blend of youth and experience, too much of one or the other is not good for success. Yes getting in established players is more expensive, but it has to be done. This is what we need, if we mix those players with the younger ones in the right balance then we may go forward.[/p][/quote]and I haven't seen anything in the news articles that would suggest that we won't have exactly what you are describing.[/p][/quote]John Arne Riise, 33 yearold left back is available, good for a year or two?[/p][/quote]Rumours he wants to finish his career in the cash rich MLS. We may struggle to compete with that.[/p][/quote]Struggle, LOL, no chance. I am sure its been his lifetime ambition to play for the Albion for a pittance. You have got no idea sometimes,Vegas.[/p][/quote]upson played for us.same situation.cockwomble[/p][/quote]Sorry. He was signed before the purse strings were pulled tight. ringtone
  • Score: -2

11:26pm Sat 21 Jun 14

OldGull says...

Conelli98 wrote:
ringtone wrote:
OldGull wrote:
Whereas you have no idea all the time
Ring the peace
Come on, this aint no wayne bridge situation with man city paying 99.9% of his wages.

How much do you think Riise was earning at Fulham last season and how much will he accept from us.

Fantasty island stuff, bring back freeloaders so we can have a debate that belongs in the real world.
Let's be honest Ringpiece you do a lot of debating all by yourself!!
I bet he's always shaking hands with himself
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: Whereas you have no idea all the time Ring the peace[/p][/quote]Come on, this aint no wayne bridge situation with man city paying 99.9% of his wages. How much do you think Riise was earning at Fulham last season and how much will he accept from us. Fantasty island stuff, bring back freeloaders so we can have a debate that belongs in the real world.[/p][/quote]Let's be honest Ringpiece you do a lot of debating all by yourself!![/p][/quote]I bet he's always shaking hands with himself OldGull
  • Score: -3

10:03am Sun 22 Jun 14

lenward says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
A little concerned about Sami's comments there about wanting an assistant to learn off, it sounds as if he almost would rather be a number two, if this is the case then we need a manager of proven calibre with Sami as the assistant. Someone like Chris Hughton or Alex McCleish perhaps. It just seems an odd comment to make from someone who has only just been made manager. Hopefully Sami can do the job with Nathan Jones helping him out.
No not McCleish, look what happened at Biringham , yes they won the FA cup, but also got relegated and he left and went to Villa, and we all know what happened there.

Sami Hyypia is a new manager, and although is excited by the prospect of managing, he is also a little frightened and he needs someone to lean on, two heads are better then one as they say. He may be a good coach but he may need help with tactics. At least he is not to big headed or frightened to ask for help.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: A little concerned about Sami's comments there about wanting an assistant to learn off, it sounds as if he almost would rather be a number two, if this is the case then we need a manager of proven calibre with Sami as the assistant. Someone like Chris Hughton or Alex McCleish perhaps. It just seems an odd comment to make from someone who has only just been made manager. Hopefully Sami can do the job with Nathan Jones helping him out.[/p][/quote]No not McCleish, look what happened at Biringham , yes they won the FA cup, but also got relegated and he left and went to Villa, and we all know what happened there. Sami Hyypia is a new manager, and although is excited by the prospect of managing, he is also a little frightened and he needs someone to lean on, two heads are better then one as they say. He may be a good coach but he may need help with tactics. At least he is not to big headed or frightened to ask for help. lenward
  • Score: 5

10:39am Sun 22 Jun 14

Claude Back says...

lenward wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
A little concerned about Sami's comments there about wanting an assistant to learn off, it sounds as if he almost would rather be a number two, if this is the case then we need a manager of proven calibre with Sami as the assistant. Someone like Chris Hughton or Alex McCleish perhaps. It just seems an odd comment to make from someone who has only just been made manager. Hopefully Sami can do the job with Nathan Jones helping him out.
No not McCleish, look what happened at Biringham , yes they won the FA cup, but also got relegated and he left and went to Villa, and we all know what happened there.

Sami Hyypia is a new manager, and although is excited by the prospect of managing, he is also a little frightened and he needs someone to lean on, two heads are better then one as they say. He may be a good coach but he may need help with tactics. At least he is not to big headed or frightened to ask for help.
As two heads are better than one, three must be better than two? Call in Cerberus to help.
[quote][p][bold]lenward[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: A little concerned about Sami's comments there about wanting an assistant to learn off, it sounds as if he almost would rather be a number two, if this is the case then we need a manager of proven calibre with Sami as the assistant. Someone like Chris Hughton or Alex McCleish perhaps. It just seems an odd comment to make from someone who has only just been made manager. Hopefully Sami can do the job with Nathan Jones helping him out.[/p][/quote]No not McCleish, look what happened at Biringham , yes they won the FA cup, but also got relegated and he left and went to Villa, and we all know what happened there. Sami Hyypia is a new manager, and although is excited by the prospect of managing, he is also a little frightened and he needs someone to lean on, two heads are better then one as they say. He may be a good coach but he may need help with tactics. At least he is not to big headed or frightened to ask for help.[/p][/quote]As two heads are better than one, three must be better than two? Call in Cerberus to help. Claude Back
  • Score: 2

11:35am Sun 22 Jun 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Looks like Sami recognises his limitations in his new role at our level.
He is in no hurry to get a no.2 and should be able to draw on others, even senior players to bounce ideas off. I would have thought it quite urgent to get someone in though who he can rely on.
In the meantime I'm sure Alan Mullery would be a good sounding board and either Alan Curbishley or Steve Coppell could fill the bill eventually. Nobby Horton is another who would be a good fit or some of his old Liverpool colleagues.
He's not short of options. UTA
Hi JG. I don't usually disagree with you, but on this occasion I really don't see Sami's wish for a number two to challenge him as being a self recognition of any limitations. Moreover I think it's a sign of great maturity that a manager (albeit inexperienced) should want someone to challenge him and to present alternatives to his thoughts. Too many people in many walks of life are limited by their own blinkers and to go public with his ideaology of wanting to be challenged says, to me anyhow, that this is a guy who will go far a he will take criticism and ideas from someone else who is 'in the know'.

More power to you Sami. I get what you are saying, but I'm not so sure that too many others do!!

UTA!!
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Looks like Sami recognises his limitations in his new role at our level. He is in no hurry to get a no.2 and should be able to draw on others, even senior players to bounce ideas off. I would have thought it quite urgent to get someone in though who he can rely on. In the meantime I'm sure Alan Mullery would be a good sounding board and either Alan Curbishley or Steve Coppell could fill the bill eventually. Nobby Horton is another who would be a good fit or some of his old Liverpool colleagues. He's not short of options. UTA[/p][/quote]Hi JG. I don't usually disagree with you, but on this occasion I really don't see Sami's wish for a number two to challenge him as being a self recognition of any limitations. Moreover I think it's a sign of great maturity that a manager (albeit inexperienced) should want someone to challenge him and to present alternatives to his thoughts. Too many people in many walks of life are limited by their own blinkers and to go public with his ideaology of wanting to be challenged says, to me anyhow, that this is a guy who will go far a he will take criticism and ideas from someone else who is 'in the know'. More power to you Sami. I get what you are saying, but I'm not so sure that too many others do!! UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 12

1:52pm Sun 22 Jun 14

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

If SH wants a second opinion,why does he not look on this site.

"Everybody knows" Leonard Cohen.
If SH wants a second opinion,why does he not look on this site. "Everybody knows" Leonard Cohen. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 4

1:58pm Sun 22 Jun 14

gordongull says...

Sami doesn't need an assistant.
Why rely on just one second opinion?
If he refers to this forum on a daily basis, he will soon learn which posters can improve him, (most of us have a wealth of Championship experience), and his wish to have everything he decides questioned will surely be met on these pages.
Sami doesn't need an assistant. Why rely on just one second opinion? If he refers to this forum on a daily basis, he will soon learn which posters can improve him, (most of us have a wealth of Championship experience), and his wish to have everything he decides questioned will surely be met on these pages. gordongull
  • Score: 3

2:02pm Sun 22 Jun 14

gordongull says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
If SH wants a second opinion,why does he not look on this site.

"Everybody knows" Leonard Cohen.
Coincidence or what!
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: If SH wants a second opinion,why does he not look on this site. "Everybody knows" Leonard Cohen.[/p][/quote]Coincidence or what! gordongull
  • Score: 1

2:10pm Sun 22 Jun 14

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

gordongull wrote:
Sami doesn't need an assistant.
Why rely on just one second opinion?
If he refers to this forum on a daily basis, he will soon learn which posters can improve him, (most of us have a wealth of Championship experience), and his wish to have everything he decides questioned will surely be met on these pages.
That is the reason I leave the site when the season starts.

The playstation managers take over,and "you don't wanna do it like that".

apart from an golden oldie reference.

"I'm so worried" and"Finland" Monty Python.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: Sami doesn't need an assistant. Why rely on just one second opinion? If he refers to this forum on a daily basis, he will soon learn which posters can improve him, (most of us have a wealth of Championship experience), and his wish to have everything he decides questioned will surely be met on these pages.[/p][/quote]That is the reason I leave the site when the season starts. The playstation managers take over,and "you don't wanna do it like that". apart from an golden oldie reference. "I'm so worried" and"Finland" Monty Python. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 0

2:25pm Sun 22 Jun 14

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

gordongull wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
If SH wants a second opinion,why does he not look on this site.

"Everybody knows" Leonard Cohen.
Coincidence or what!
Mine was first nah nah nah.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: If SH wants a second opinion,why does he not look on this site. "Everybody knows" Leonard Cohen.[/p][/quote]Coincidence or what![/p][/quote]Mine was first nah nah nah. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: -1

4:24pm Sun 22 Jun 14

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

VegasSeagull wrote:
OldGull wrote:
Whereas you have no idea all the time
Ring the peace
OldGull, the fool obviously missed the question mark I attached, I just can't be bothered to converse with him.
Bit of the oldie,Kenny Rogers song,you look up what song it might be.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: Whereas you have no idea all the time Ring the peace[/p][/quote]OldGull, the fool obviously missed the question mark I attached, I just can't be bothered to converse with him.[/p][/quote]Bit of the oldie,Kenny Rogers song,you look up what song it might be. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: -2

5:28pm Sun 22 Jun 14

gordongull says...

Cockwomble wrote:
gordongull wrote:
You remind me of Ex-pat-Arnie, but without the charisma, Cockwomble.
ringtone is expat arnie isnt he?both cockwombles anyway
Sorry, Cockwomble, your comments are usually accurate, and while there are similarities in style, if you were EPA, I would have expected a reaction, which is what I was angling for.
Only EPA, and one other poster on this site are relentless in their obsession with being right. For them, the facts are nothing but an annoying inconvenience.
It is more likely that they are one and the same person.
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: You remind me of Ex-pat-Arnie, but without the charisma, Cockwomble.[/p][/quote]ringtone is expat arnie isnt he?both cockwombles anyway[/p][/quote]Sorry, Cockwomble, your comments are usually accurate, and while there are similarities in style, if you were EPA, I would have expected a reaction, which is what I was angling for. Only EPA, and one other poster on this site are relentless in their obsession with being right. For them, the facts are nothing but an annoying inconvenience. It is more likely that they are one and the same person. gordongull
  • Score: -1

9:43pm Sun 22 Jun 14

daughter-of-manag says...

Is anyone getting really bored with the same pics of SH, and the same non-stories? Even ringtone sounds interesting these days. Where are the stories and gossip Argus?
Is anyone getting really bored with the same pics of SH, and the same non-stories? Even ringtone sounds interesting these days. Where are the stories and gossip Argus? daughter-of-manag
  • Score: 2

11:00pm Sun 22 Jun 14

gordongull says...

daughter-of-manag wrote:
Is anyone getting really bored with the same pics of SH, and the same non-stories? Even ringtone sounds interesting these days. Where are the stories and gossip Argus?
Non-stories not a problem while nothing is happening, just need more of them. Something more relevant is usually found to talk about.
And a variation of photo's would be appreciated to give the impression of new content.
It often seems that Ringtone is too subtle for many readers, and that must sometimes wind him up.
Isn't it ironic?
[quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: Is anyone getting really bored with the same pics of SH, and the same non-stories? Even ringtone sounds interesting these days. Where are the stories and gossip Argus?[/p][/quote]Non-stories not a problem while nothing is happening, just need more of them. Something more relevant is usually found to talk about. And a variation of photo's would be appreciated to give the impression of new content. It often seems that Ringtone is too subtle for many readers, and that must sometimes wind him up. Isn't it ironic? gordongull
  • Score: 1

2:02am Mon 23 Jun 14

daughter-of-manag says...

gordongull wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
Is anyone getting really bored with the same pics of SH, and the same non-stories? Even ringtone sounds interesting these days. Where are the stories and gossip Argus?
Non-stories not a problem while nothing is happening, just need more of them. Something more relevant is usually found to talk about.
And a variation of photo's would be appreciated to give the impression of new content.
It often seems that Ringtone is too subtle for many readers, and that must sometimes wind him up.
Isn't it ironic?
I enjoy reading ringtone's sardonic posts - he can be quite amusing at times.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: Is anyone getting really bored with the same pics of SH, and the same non-stories? Even ringtone sounds interesting these days. Where are the stories and gossip Argus?[/p][/quote]Non-stories not a problem while nothing is happening, just need more of them. Something more relevant is usually found to talk about. And a variation of photo's would be appreciated to give the impression of new content. It often seems that Ringtone is too subtle for many readers, and that must sometimes wind him up. Isn't it ironic?[/p][/quote]I enjoy reading ringtone's sardonic posts - he can be quite amusing at times. daughter-of-manag
  • Score: 1

2:02am Mon 23 Jun 14

daughter-of-manag says...

gordongull wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
Is anyone getting really bored with the same pics of SH, and the same non-stories? Even ringtone sounds interesting these days. Where are the stories and gossip Argus?
Non-stories not a problem while nothing is happening, just need more of them. Something more relevant is usually found to talk about.
And a variation of photo's would be appreciated to give the impression of new content.
It often seems that Ringtone is too subtle for many readers, and that must sometimes wind him up.
Isn't it ironic?
I enjoy reading ringtone's sardonic posts - he can be quite amusing at times.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: Is anyone getting really bored with the same pics of SH, and the same non-stories? Even ringtone sounds interesting these days. Where are the stories and gossip Argus?[/p][/quote]Non-stories not a problem while nothing is happening, just need more of them. Something more relevant is usually found to talk about. And a variation of photo's would be appreciated to give the impression of new content. It often seems that Ringtone is too subtle for many readers, and that must sometimes wind him up. Isn't it ironic?[/p][/quote]I enjoy reading ringtone's sardonic posts - he can be quite amusing at times. daughter-of-manag
  • Score: 3

9:21am Mon 23 Jun 14

Camp Nigel says...

Ringtone is one of the highlights of this forum. I particularly enjoy the cutting put downs to some of the more pompous posters here who think they know more about soccer than the rest of us. In my imagination ringtone has the face of Clarke Gable, the body of Brad Pitt in 'fight club' and the wit and intellect of Stephen Fry. If only ..........one day my prince will come.
Ringtone is one of the highlights of this forum. I particularly enjoy the cutting put downs to some of the more pompous posters here who think they know more about soccer than the rest of us. In my imagination ringtone has the face of Clarke Gable, the body of Brad Pitt in 'fight club' and the wit and intellect of Stephen Fry. If only ..........one day my prince will come. Camp Nigel
  • Score: -1

9:28am Mon 23 Jun 14

Cockwomble says...

Camp Nigel wrote:
Ringtone is one of the highlights of this forum. I particularly enjoy the cutting put downs to some of the more pompous posters here who think they know more about soccer than the rest of us. In my imagination ringtone has the face of Clarke Gable, the body of Brad Pitt in 'fight club' and the wit and intellect of Stephen Fry. If only ..........one day my prince will come.
id be more impressed if he had the wit and intellect of elizabeth fry or cb fry.cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]Camp Nigel[/bold] wrote: Ringtone is one of the highlights of this forum. I particularly enjoy the cutting put downs to some of the more pompous posters here who think they know more about soccer than the rest of us. In my imagination ringtone has the face of Clarke Gable, the body of Brad Pitt in 'fight club' and the wit and intellect of Stephen Fry. If only ..........one day my prince will come.[/p][/quote]id be more impressed if he had the wit and intellect of elizabeth fry or cb fry.cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 0

9:46am Mon 23 Jun 14

lenward says...

pjwilk wrote:
Kids are our future but not our present.
So are we always going to be in the present, young players need to play in games to get experience. It's no good just saying they are the future if you don't try them, you have to mix youth with experience only then will you get the right balance. the future is next season.
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: Kids are our future but not our present.[/p][/quote]So are we always going to be in the present, young players need to play in games to get experience. It's no good just saying they are the future if you don't try them, you have to mix youth with experience only then will you get the right balance. the future is next season. lenward
  • Score: 2

4:08pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Captain Haddock says...

Conelli98 wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
hannover seagull wrote:
ringtone wrote: You can't win anything with kids.
We are not winning anything without them to be truthful All in favour of this approach,dont have to play them every game. Better than the loan fiascos of last season ie Lita and Obika Lets see, give it a chance before condemnation
I don't know whether you got the quote from Ringtone or not but in case you didn't he was referring to Alan Hansen's classic comment the season before Man Urinal won the League....with kids. Where are the Sussex Rich Kids? Who were they? Someone used to blame them for everything. Is Dunk one of the new ones? Whoops! Sorry, that's torn it.
Sussex kids have gone to Arsenal x2, Chelsea, Southampton And Villa,3 born in Brighton, 1 in burgess Hill and 1 Worthing. All at u16 level and all never been on Brightons radar. Tells you all you need to know about scouting levels at Brighton. 2 of the boys already at international level. Remember Gareth Barry!!!
Conelli, are these recent examples (this summer)? If so we still have some way to go though hopefully once the new facility is up and running and getting properly established it will help us.
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hannover seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: You can't win anything with kids.[/p][/quote]We are not winning anything without them to be truthful All in favour of this approach,dont have to play them every game. Better than the loan fiascos of last season ie Lita and Obika Lets see, give it a chance before condemnation[/p][/quote]I don't know whether you got the quote from Ringtone or not but in case you didn't he was referring to Alan Hansen's classic comment the season before Man Urinal won the League....with kids. Where are the Sussex Rich Kids? Who were they? Someone used to blame them for everything. Is Dunk one of the new ones? Whoops! Sorry, that's torn it.[/p][/quote]Sussex kids have gone to Arsenal x2, Chelsea, Southampton And Villa,3 born in Brighton, 1 in burgess Hill and 1 Worthing. All at u16 level and all never been on Brightons radar. Tells you all you need to know about scouting levels at Brighton. 2 of the boys already at international level. Remember Gareth Barry!!![/p][/quote]Conelli, are these recent examples (this summer)? If so we still have some way to go though hopefully once the new facility is up and running and getting properly established it will help us. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

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