Albion take a look at Chelsea prospect

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Albion have handed Chelsea prospect George Cole the chance to earn a contract.

The 18-year-old attacking midfielder will link up with Sami Hyypia’s Seagulls next week when the players report back for pre-season training at the club’s new £30 million academy complex in Lancing.

The trial period will give new boss Hyypia, first team coach Nathan Jones and development coach Simon Ireland a chance to have a look at Cole before deciding whether to take him on the trip to Spain next month.

Albion face competition from Championship rivals Ipswich and promoted Brentford for the flame-haired Cole, who is out of contract at Stamford Bridge in September.

He played for Albion’s development team last season and impressed enough to be invited back.

Basildon-born Cole has been at Chelsea since the age of 11. He made his under-18 debut as an under 15 but his progress was interrupted last season by a hip injury. Cole knows there is little chance of breaking through into the first team at Chelsea.

The England under-16 and under-17 international could follow the same path as Liam Bridcutt and Rohan Ince, both of whom left Chelsea for Albion.

Bridcutt has since joined Sunderland but Rohan Ince took over his defensive midfield role last season under Oscar Garcia and is also likely to have a big part to play under Hyypia.

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5:19am Tue 24 Jun 14

JoeBlow says...

Yay, a warm body.
Yay, a warm body. JoeBlow
  • Score: -9

5:50am Tue 24 Jun 14

phumps says...

"He could be so good for us "
"He could be so good for us " phumps
  • Score: 21

6:09am Tue 24 Jun 14

JeffLomer says...

Morning, If you been at Chelsea since 11 year old you can't be a bad player, the difference between us and them we give the kids a chance, where Chelsea have only bought John Terry through there academy, one for the future hopefully,
Up the Albion!!
Morning, If you been at Chelsea since 11 year old you can't be a bad player, the difference between us and them we give the kids a chance, where Chelsea have only bought John Terry through there academy, one for the future hopefully, Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 15

6:23am Tue 24 Jun 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Well that should please the few on here who swore blind that Cole was on his way to the Albion! I wonder if he wil be bringing his Minder??
Well that should please the few on here who swore blind that Cole was on his way to the Albion! I wonder if he wil be bringing his Minder?? Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 9

7:13am Tue 24 Jun 14

john newman says...

Older Albion fans will remember him from St Trinians and Minder. Not sure about 18 could be a typo and be 81
Older Albion fans will remember him from St Trinians and Minder. Not sure about 18 could be a typo and be 81 john newman
  • Score: 14

7:43am Tue 24 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -41

7:44am Tue 24 Jun 14

Withdean-er says...

phumps wrote:
"He could be so good for us "
You beat others to it!
[quote][p][bold]phumps[/bold] wrote: "He could be so good for us "[/p][/quote]You beat others to it! Withdean-er
  • Score: -2

7:47am Tue 24 Jun 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
To be honest, if Southampton, Leicester or West Brom showed an interest, he wouldn't be coming here would he?
If you're are only going to be satisfied with players who've turned down Liverpool to come to us, you're in for a fair amount of disappointment....
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]To be honest, if Southampton, Leicester or West Brom showed an interest, he wouldn't be coming here would he? If you're are only going to be satisfied with players who've turned down Liverpool to come to us, you're in for a fair amount of disappointment.... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 56

8:17am Tue 24 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
To be honest, if Southampton, Leicester or West Brom showed an interest, he wouldn't be coming here would he?
If you're are only going to be satisfied with players who've turned down Liverpool to come to us, you're in for a fair amount of disappointment....
Well someone has to take a gamble on these players so why not us I suppose. One piece of news- Peter Crouch is up for sale for just 1 million, if that's not a bargain then I dont know what is, surely worth getting in there and sign him up before someone else does. He'd get stacks of goals for us, what a combination with Ulloa, one knocks it down for the other to score! What a signing that would be and at a snip of a price!
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]To be honest, if Southampton, Leicester or West Brom showed an interest, he wouldn't be coming here would he? If you're are only going to be satisfied with players who've turned down Liverpool to come to us, you're in for a fair amount of disappointment....[/p][/quote]Well someone has to take a gamble on these players so why not us I suppose. One piece of news- Peter Crouch is up for sale for just 1 million, if that's not a bargain then I dont know what is, surely worth getting in there and sign him up before someone else does. He'd get stacks of goals for us, what a combination with Ulloa, one knocks it down for the other to score! What a signing that would be and at a snip of a price! Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: 8

8:19am Tue 24 Jun 14

pablobrowno says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
And who was queuing up for Bridcutt when we took him? It ain't all black and white you know.....
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]And who was queuing up for Bridcutt when we took him? It ain't all black and white you know..... pablobrowno
  • Score: 25

8:24am Tue 24 Jun 14

Carlas mum says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
To be honest, if Southampton, Leicester or West Brom showed an interest, he wouldn't be coming here would he?
If you're are only going to be satisfied with players who've turned down Liverpool to come to us, you're in for a fair amount of disappointment....
Well someone has to take a gamble on these players so why not us I suppose. One piece of news- Peter Crouch is up for sale for just 1 million, if that's not a bargain then I dont know what is, surely worth getting in there and sign him up before someone else does. He'd get stacks of goals for us, what a combination with Ulloa, one knocks it down for the other to score! What a signing that would be and at a snip of a price!
You could have said the same thing about Bridcut and Ince both let go by Chelsea. Seems to me that no matter what the club do some of you will find something to moan about
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]To be honest, if Southampton, Leicester or West Brom showed an interest, he wouldn't be coming here would he? If you're are only going to be satisfied with players who've turned down Liverpool to come to us, you're in for a fair amount of disappointment....[/p][/quote]Well someone has to take a gamble on these players so why not us I suppose. One piece of news- Peter Crouch is up for sale for just 1 million, if that's not a bargain then I dont know what is, surely worth getting in there and sign him up before someone else does. He'd get stacks of goals for us, what a combination with Ulloa, one knocks it down for the other to score! What a signing that would be and at a snip of a price![/p][/quote]You could have said the same thing about Bridcut and Ince both let go by Chelsea. Seems to me that no matter what the club do some of you will find something to moan about Carlas mum
  • Score: 39

8:42am Tue 24 Jun 14

Asleep in Dorset says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
To be honest, if Southampton, Leicester or West Brom showed an interest, he wouldn't be coming here would he?
If you're are only going to be satisfied with players who've turned down Liverpool to come to us, you're in for a fair amount of disappointment....
Well someone has to take a gamble on these players so why not us I suppose. One piece of news- Peter Crouch is up for sale for just 1 million, if that's not a bargain then I dont know what is, surely worth getting in there and sign him up before someone else does. He'd get stacks of goals for us, what a combination with Ulloa, one knocks it down for the other to score! What a signing that would be and at a snip of a price!
you going to pay Crouch's wages ??
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]To be honest, if Southampton, Leicester or West Brom showed an interest, he wouldn't be coming here would he? If you're are only going to be satisfied with players who've turned down Liverpool to come to us, you're in for a fair amount of disappointment....[/p][/quote]Well someone has to take a gamble on these players so why not us I suppose. One piece of news- Peter Crouch is up for sale for just 1 million, if that's not a bargain then I dont know what is, surely worth getting in there and sign him up before someone else does. He'd get stacks of goals for us, what a combination with Ulloa, one knocks it down for the other to score! What a signing that would be and at a snip of a price![/p][/quote]you going to pay Crouch's wages ?? Asleep in Dorset
  • Score: 20

8:42am Tue 24 Jun 14

JeffLomer says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
To be honest, if Southampton, Leicester or West Brom showed an interest, he wouldn't be coming here would he?
If you're are only going to be satisfied with players who've turned down Liverpool to come to us, you're in for a fair amount of disappointment....
Well someone has to take a gamble on these players so why not us I suppose. One piece of news- Peter Crouch is up for sale for just 1 million, if that's not a bargain then I dont know what is, surely worth getting in there and sign him up before someone else does. He'd get stacks of goals for us, what a combination with Ulloa, one knocks it down for the other to score! What a signing that would be and at a snip of a price!
I think the 50,000 plus wages a week might be a slight problem with that happening, you never no his mrs might be happy if he earns 10,000 a week doubt it though,
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]To be honest, if Southampton, Leicester or West Brom showed an interest, he wouldn't be coming here would he? If you're are only going to be satisfied with players who've turned down Liverpool to come to us, you're in for a fair amount of disappointment....[/p][/quote]Well someone has to take a gamble on these players so why not us I suppose. One piece of news- Peter Crouch is up for sale for just 1 million, if that's not a bargain then I dont know what is, surely worth getting in there and sign him up before someone else does. He'd get stacks of goals for us, what a combination with Ulloa, one knocks it down for the other to score! What a signing that would be and at a snip of a price![/p][/quote]I think the 50,000 plus wages a week might be a slight problem with that happening, you never no his mrs might be happy if he earns 10,000 a week doubt it though, JeffLomer
  • Score: 9

8:53am Tue 24 Jun 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
To be honest, if Southampton, Leicester or West Brom showed an interest, he wouldn't be coming here would he?
If you're are only going to be satisfied with players who've turned down Liverpool to come to us, you're in for a fair amount of disappointment....
Well someone has to take a gamble on these players so why not us I suppose. One piece of news- Peter Crouch is up for sale for just 1 million, if that's not a bargain then I dont know what is, surely worth getting in there and sign him up before someone else does. He'd get stacks of goals for us, what a combination with Ulloa, one knocks it down for the other to score! What a signing that would be and at a snip of a price!
I admire your enthusiasm, but I have to agree with others here that it's not realistic - especially if Ulloa stays. There's no way I could see the pair of them playing in the same team together
Also the others are right. Wages makes it a non-starter. Sometimes the reason players are valued at a 'knockdown' price is because their club wants them off the wage bill. What they save on wages makes up for taking a it on the price..
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]To be honest, if Southampton, Leicester or West Brom showed an interest, he wouldn't be coming here would he? If you're are only going to be satisfied with players who've turned down Liverpool to come to us, you're in for a fair amount of disappointment....[/p][/quote]Well someone has to take a gamble on these players so why not us I suppose. One piece of news- Peter Crouch is up for sale for just 1 million, if that's not a bargain then I dont know what is, surely worth getting in there and sign him up before someone else does. He'd get stacks of goals for us, what a combination with Ulloa, one knocks it down for the other to score! What a signing that would be and at a snip of a price![/p][/quote]I admire your enthusiasm, but I have to agree with others here that it's not realistic - especially if Ulloa stays. There's no way I could see the pair of them playing in the same team together Also the others are right. Wages makes it a non-starter. Sometimes the reason players are valued at a 'knockdown' price is because their club wants them off the wage bill. What they save on wages makes up for taking a it on the price.. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 8

8:54am Tue 24 Jun 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
To be honest, if Southampton, Leicester or West Brom showed an interest, he wouldn't be coming here would he?
If you're are only going to be satisfied with players who've turned down Liverpool to come to us, you're in for a fair amount of disappointment....
Well someone has to take a gamble on these players so why not us I suppose. One piece of news- Peter Crouch is up for sale for just 1 million, if that's not a bargain then I dont know what is, surely worth getting in there and sign him up before someone else does. He'd get stacks of goals for us, what a combination with Ulloa, one knocks it down for the other to score! What a signing that would be and at a snip of a price!
I admire your enthusiasm, but I have to agree with others here that it's not realistic - especially if Ulloa stays. There's no way I could see the pair of them playing in the same team together
Also the others are right. Wages makes it a non-starter. Sometimes the reason players are valued at a 'knockdown' price is because their club wants them off the wage bill. What they save on wages makes up for taking a it on the price..
hit
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]To be honest, if Southampton, Leicester or West Brom showed an interest, he wouldn't be coming here would he? If you're are only going to be satisfied with players who've turned down Liverpool to come to us, you're in for a fair amount of disappointment....[/p][/quote]Well someone has to take a gamble on these players so why not us I suppose. One piece of news- Peter Crouch is up for sale for just 1 million, if that's not a bargain then I dont know what is, surely worth getting in there and sign him up before someone else does. He'd get stacks of goals for us, what a combination with Ulloa, one knocks it down for the other to score! What a signing that would be and at a snip of a price![/p][/quote]I admire your enthusiasm, but I have to agree with others here that it's not realistic - especially if Ulloa stays. There's no way I could see the pair of them playing in the same team together Also the others are right. Wages makes it a non-starter. Sometimes the reason players are valued at a 'knockdown' price is because their club wants them off the wage bill. What they save on wages makes up for taking a it on the price..[/p][/quote]hit Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 3

8:55am Tue 24 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
To be honest, if Southampton, Leicester or West Brom showed an interest, he wouldn't be coming here would he?
If you're are only going to be satisfied with players who've turned down Liverpool to come to us, you're in for a fair amount of disappointment....
Well someone has to take a gamble on these players so why not us I suppose. One piece of news- Peter Crouch is up for sale for just 1 million, if that's not a bargain then I dont know what is, surely worth getting in there and sign him up before someone else does. He'd get stacks of goals for us, what a combination with Ulloa, one knocks it down for the other to score! What a signing that would be and at a snip of a price!
I think the 50,000 plus wages a week might be a slight problem with that happening, you never no his mrs might be happy if he earns 10,000 a week doubt it though,
Yes he would need to take a pay cut, you cant earn 50 grand a week in the championship but he might want to buy in to the project here so wages could be negotiated.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]To be honest, if Southampton, Leicester or West Brom showed an interest, he wouldn't be coming here would he? If you're are only going to be satisfied with players who've turned down Liverpool to come to us, you're in for a fair amount of disappointment....[/p][/quote]Well someone has to take a gamble on these players so why not us I suppose. One piece of news- Peter Crouch is up for sale for just 1 million, if that's not a bargain then I dont know what is, surely worth getting in there and sign him up before someone else does. He'd get stacks of goals for us, what a combination with Ulloa, one knocks it down for the other to score! What a signing that would be and at a snip of a price![/p][/quote]I think the 50,000 plus wages a week might be a slight problem with that happening, you never no his mrs might be happy if he earns 10,000 a week doubt it though,[/p][/quote]Yes he would need to take a pay cut, you cant earn 50 grand a week in the championship but he might want to buy in to the project here so wages could be negotiated. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -12

9:02am Tue 24 Jun 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
To be honest, if Southampton, Leicester or West Brom showed an interest, he wouldn't be coming here would he?
If you're are only going to be satisfied with players who've turned down Liverpool to come to us, you're in for a fair amount of disappointment....
Well someone has to take a gamble on these players so why not us I suppose. One piece of news- Peter Crouch is up for sale for just 1 million, if that's not a bargain then I dont know what is, surely worth getting in there and sign him up before someone else does. He'd get stacks of goals for us, what a combination with Ulloa, one knocks it down for the other to score! What a signing that would be and at a snip of a price!
I think the 50,000 plus wages a week might be a slight problem with that happening, you never no his mrs might be happy if he earns 10,000 a week doubt it though,
Yes he would need to take a pay cut, you cant earn 50 grand a week in the championship but he might want to buy in to the project here so wages could be negotiated.
I think it's more likely that he ends up back somewhere like QPR, Southampton or Villa where he'll get 35/40k. There's no way a professional footballer will 'buy into' a project for 75% less then he can get elsewhere.
The only time a player declares his undying love and loyalty is when the numbers are big enough.
That's the reality and frankly, I don't blame them..
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]To be honest, if Southampton, Leicester or West Brom showed an interest, he wouldn't be coming here would he? If you're are only going to be satisfied with players who've turned down Liverpool to come to us, you're in for a fair amount of disappointment....[/p][/quote]Well someone has to take a gamble on these players so why not us I suppose. One piece of news- Peter Crouch is up for sale for just 1 million, if that's not a bargain then I dont know what is, surely worth getting in there and sign him up before someone else does. He'd get stacks of goals for us, what a combination with Ulloa, one knocks it down for the other to score! What a signing that would be and at a snip of a price![/p][/quote]I think the 50,000 plus wages a week might be a slight problem with that happening, you never no his mrs might be happy if he earns 10,000 a week doubt it though,[/p][/quote]Yes he would need to take a pay cut, you cant earn 50 grand a week in the championship but he might want to buy in to the project here so wages could be negotiated.[/p][/quote]I think it's more likely that he ends up back somewhere like QPR, Southampton or Villa where he'll get 35/40k. There's no way a professional footballer will 'buy into' a project for 75% less then he can get elsewhere. The only time a player declares his undying love and loyalty is when the numbers are big enough. That's the reality and frankly, I don't blame them.. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 16

9:19am Tue 24 Jun 14

Mr Farkenbus says...

I think Inspector Chisholm and DC Jones are also after him?
I think Inspector Chisholm and DC Jones are also after him? Mr Farkenbus
  • Score: 8

9:25am Tue 24 Jun 14

Captain Haddock says...

phumps wrote:
"He could be so good for us "
Blimey you got that one in early! ;0)

Thought he'd be more of a defensive midfielder or CB with that name.

Born at an earlier time he could have struck up a great partnership with Terry!

*boom tish
[quote][p][bold]phumps[/bold] wrote: "He could be so good for us "[/p][/quote]Blimey you got that one in early! ;0) Thought he'd be more of a defensive midfielder or CB with that name. Born at an earlier time he could have struck up a great partnership with Terry! *boom tish Captain Haddock
  • Score: 4

9:27am Tue 24 Jun 14

Captain Haddock says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
Yes the path of financial destruction!
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]Yes the path of financial destruction! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 7

9:29am Tue 24 Jun 14

Cap'n Pugwash says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM. Cap'n Pugwash
  • Score: 8

9:30am Tue 24 Jun 14

The Phantom says...

john newman wrote:
Older Albion fans will remember him from St Trinians and Minder. Not sure about 18 could be a typo and be 81
i bet *er indoors* will be pleased as well getting away from the smoke.....
[quote][p][bold]john newman[/bold] wrote: Older Albion fans will remember him from St Trinians and Minder. Not sure about 18 could be a typo and be 81[/p][/quote]i bet *er indoors* will be pleased as well getting away from the smoke..... The Phantom
  • Score: 3

9:30am Tue 24 Jun 14

Captain Haddock says...

Mr Farkenbus wrote:
I think Inspector Chisholm and DC Jones are also after him?
Nice.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Farkenbus[/bold] wrote: I think Inspector Chisholm and DC Jones are also after him?[/p][/quote]Nice. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 3

9:41am Tue 24 Jun 14

Max Ripple says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
Sorry Mayfield but as the article says, he won't get a game at Chelsea. If the lad wants to play professional football then he will have to look elsewhere. Albion could be a very good choice. He can't be a complete numpty as Chelsea have already invested seven years in him. Any no hoper is usually let go earlier than that. Give him a trial is what I say. Is he a fit and strong lad? He'll need a bit of strength in the championship.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]Sorry Mayfield but as the article says, he won't get a game at Chelsea. If the lad wants to play professional football then he will have to look elsewhere. Albion could be a very good choice. He can't be a complete numpty as Chelsea have already invested seven years in him. Any no hoper is usually let go earlier than that. Give him a trial is what I say. Is he a fit and strong lad? He'll need a bit of strength in the championship. Max Ripple
  • Score: 14

9:54am Tue 24 Jun 14

Cockwomble says...

exactly the kind of player we should be picking up.no cockwombles allowed
exactly the kind of player we should be picking up.no cockwombles allowed Cockwomble
  • Score: 9

9:55am Tue 24 Jun 14

Cockwomble says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 3

10:08am Tue 24 Jun 14

starlion says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
To be honest, if Southampton, Leicester or West Brom showed an interest, he wouldn't be coming here would he?
If you're are only going to be satisfied with players who've turned down Liverpool to come to us, you're in for a fair amount of disappointment....
Well someone has to take a gamble on these players so why not us I suppose. One piece of news- Peter Crouch is up for sale for just 1 million, if that's not a bargain then I dont know what is, surely worth getting in there and sign him up before someone else does. He'd get stacks of goals for us, what a combination with Ulloa, one knocks it down for the other to score! What a signing that would be and at a snip of a price!
I think the 50,000 plus wages a week might be a slight problem with that happening, you never no his mrs might be happy if he earns 10,000 a week doubt it though,
Yes he would need to take a pay cut, you cant earn 50 grand a week in the championship but he might want to buy in to the project here so wages could be negotiated.
I think it's more likely that he ends up back somewhere like QPR, Southampton or Villa where he'll get 35/40k. There's no way a professional footballer will 'buy into' a project for 75% less then he can get elsewhere.
The only time a player declares his undying love and loyalty is when the numbers are big enough.
That's the reality and frankly, I don't blame them..
Would think most likely that he'll rejoin his old chum Pulis at Croydon Town. Agree with the majority on here that the lad Cole has got to be worth a trial at the very least ... Personally pleased to see some positive moves being made and hopefully a few more over the next day or so
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]To be honest, if Southampton, Leicester or West Brom showed an interest, he wouldn't be coming here would he? If you're are only going to be satisfied with players who've turned down Liverpool to come to us, you're in for a fair amount of disappointment....[/p][/quote]Well someone has to take a gamble on these players so why not us I suppose. One piece of news- Peter Crouch is up for sale for just 1 million, if that's not a bargain then I dont know what is, surely worth getting in there and sign him up before someone else does. He'd get stacks of goals for us, what a combination with Ulloa, one knocks it down for the other to score! What a signing that would be and at a snip of a price![/p][/quote]I think the 50,000 plus wages a week might be a slight problem with that happening, you never no his mrs might be happy if he earns 10,000 a week doubt it though,[/p][/quote]Yes he would need to take a pay cut, you cant earn 50 grand a week in the championship but he might want to buy in to the project here so wages could be negotiated.[/p][/quote]I think it's more likely that he ends up back somewhere like QPR, Southampton or Villa where he'll get 35/40k. There's no way a professional footballer will 'buy into' a project for 75% less then he can get elsewhere. The only time a player declares his undying love and loyalty is when the numbers are big enough. That's the reality and frankly, I don't blame them..[/p][/quote]Would think most likely that he'll rejoin his old chum Pulis at Croydon Town. Agree with the majority on here that the lad Cole has got to be worth a trial at the very least ... Personally pleased to see some positive moves being made and hopefully a few more over the next day or so starlion
  • Score: 5

11:01am Tue 24 Jun 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

He knows where the goal is...

http://m.youtube.com
/watch?v=h9xCtWRid18


UTA!!
He knows where the goal is... http://m.youtube.com /watch?v=h9xCtWRid18 UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 5

11:06am Tue 24 Jun 14

Gee Jay says...

Let's face it, we are all just pleased to get any sort of news about possible recruits.
When there is no news, speculation and rumour flourish, even though we should all be aware that many at the club are taking holidays. When players report back for pre-season next week clubs and leeches (sorry, agents) will get busy.
Let's face it, we are all just pleased to get any sort of news about possible recruits. When there is no news, speculation and rumour flourish, even though we should all be aware that many at the club are taking holidays. When players report back for pre-season next week clubs and leeches (sorry, agents) will get busy. Gee Jay
  • Score: 2

11:16am Tue 24 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.
Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.
[quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.[/p][/quote]Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -6

11:18am Tue 24 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Max Ripple wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
Sorry Mayfield but as the article says, he won't get a game at Chelsea. If the lad wants to play professional football then he will have to look elsewhere. Albion could be a very good choice. He can't be a complete numpty as Chelsea have already invested seven years in him. Any no hoper is usually let go earlier than that. Give him a trial is what I say. Is he a fit and strong lad? He'll need a bit of strength in the championship.
Yes we should give him a go, just would be nice to see some proven quality that's all.
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]Sorry Mayfield but as the article says, he won't get a game at Chelsea. If the lad wants to play professional football then he will have to look elsewhere. Albion could be a very good choice. He can't be a complete numpty as Chelsea have already invested seven years in him. Any no hoper is usually let go earlier than that. Give him a trial is what I say. Is he a fit and strong lad? He'll need a bit of strength in the championship.[/p][/quote]Yes we should give him a go, just would be nice to see some proven quality that's all. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -5

1:04pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Asleep in Dorset says...

seems to have passed posters on here that this lad, Cole, was playing for the DS last season......so no news here, then !!
seems to have passed posters on here that this lad, Cole, was playing for the DS last season......so no news here, then !! Asleep in Dorset
  • Score: 4

1:27pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Cap'n Pugwash says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.
Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.
You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.[/p][/quote]Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.[/p][/quote]You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion. Cap'n Pugwash
  • Score: 6

1:50pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Cockwomble says...

Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.
Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.
You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.
mayfield sweeper is anagram of deep sewer family.cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.[/p][/quote]Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.[/p][/quote]You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.[/p][/quote]mayfield sweeper is anagram of deep sewer family.cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 5

2:05pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Captain Haddock says...

Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.
Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.
You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.
Spot on. I couldn't bare to be as negatively indisposed as this character!
[quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.[/p][/quote]Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.[/p][/quote]You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.[/p][/quote]Spot on. I couldn't bare to be as negatively indisposed as this character! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 3

2:08pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Captain Haddock says...

Asleep in Dorset wrote:
seems to have passed posters on here that this lad, Cole, was playing for the DS last season......so no news here, then !!
Not at all. I'm sure most people picked up on the fact he was with us for a previous trial period, not as a signed-up DS Albion lad. Not worth much consideration other than the fact it shows he's already proved he has something about him.
[quote][p][bold]Asleep in Dorset[/bold] wrote: seems to have passed posters on here that this lad, Cole, was playing for the DS last season......so no news here, then !![/p][/quote]Not at all. I'm sure most people picked up on the fact he was with us for a previous trial period, not as a signed-up DS Albion lad. Not worth much consideration other than the fact it shows he's already proved he has something about him. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 3

2:10pm Tue 24 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.
Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.
You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.
Mayfield has a touch of the MBTS, glass half empty with most of what he offers, but at least Mark does get upbeat every now and then.
I would be interested to hear from Mayfield what he would consider a good recipie for success for Brighton, how he thinks we should proceed.
[quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.[/p][/quote]Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.[/p][/quote]You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.[/p][/quote]Mayfield has a touch of the MBTS, glass half empty with most of what he offers, but at least Mark does get upbeat every now and then. I would be interested to hear from Mayfield what he would consider a good recipie for success for Brighton, how he thinks we should proceed. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 6

2:10pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Cockwomble wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.
Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.
You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.
mayfield sweeper is anagram of deep sewer family.cockwomble
Only a cockwomble would bother even trying to work such a thing out. Cockwombles evidently have too much time on their hands.
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.[/p][/quote]Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.[/p][/quote]You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.[/p][/quote]mayfield sweeper is anagram of deep sewer family.cockwomble[/p][/quote]Only a cockwomble would bother even trying to work such a thing out. Cockwombles evidently have too much time on their hands. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -4

2:17pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.
Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.
You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.
If we get promotion I will be ecstatic, make no mistake.
[quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.[/p][/quote]Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.[/p][/quote]You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.[/p][/quote]If we get promotion I will be ecstatic, make no mistake. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -1

2:31pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Cockwomble says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.
Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.
You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.
mayfield sweeper is anagram of deep sewer family.cockwomble
Only a cockwomble would bother even trying to work such a thing out. Cockwombles evidently have too much time on their hands.
its a knack.took about 15 seconds.took longer to read your reply.cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.[/p][/quote]Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.[/p][/quote]You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.[/p][/quote]mayfield sweeper is anagram of deep sewer family.cockwomble[/p][/quote]Only a cockwomble would bother even trying to work such a thing out. Cockwombles evidently have too much time on their hands.[/p][/quote]its a knack.took about 15 seconds.took longer to read your reply.cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 3

2:31pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.
Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.
You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.
Mayfield has a touch of the MBTS, glass half empty with most of what he offers, but at least Mark does get upbeat every now and then.
I would be interested to hear from Mayfield what he would consider a good recipie for success for Brighton, how he thinks we should proceed.
The recipe for success is simple, invest more money into signing players, mix in with some triallists and unknowns like this Cole and get a good balance. The 30 million training complex is good of course, but you can teach and train players just as well on a park pitch if you have good coaches. I would have spent 20 million on a smaller complex and used the remaining 10 to overhaul the squad, therefore dealing with the immediate problems while at the same time investing in the long term future. Also I would hire out the facilities to other clubs in the area and invest that money into signing players.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.[/p][/quote]Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.[/p][/quote]You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.[/p][/quote]Mayfield has a touch of the MBTS, glass half empty with most of what he offers, but at least Mark does get upbeat every now and then. I would be interested to hear from Mayfield what he would consider a good recipie for success for Brighton, how he thinks we should proceed.[/p][/quote]The recipe for success is simple, invest more money into signing players, mix in with some triallists and unknowns like this Cole and get a good balance. The 30 million training complex is good of course, but you can teach and train players just as well on a park pitch if you have good coaches. I would have spent 20 million on a smaller complex and used the remaining 10 to overhaul the squad, therefore dealing with the immediate problems while at the same time investing in the long term future. Also I would hire out the facilities to other clubs in the area and invest that money into signing players. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -6

2:39pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.
Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.
You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.
Mayfield has a touch of the MBTS, glass half empty with most of what he offers, but at least Mark does get upbeat every now and then.
I would be interested to hear from Mayfield what he would consider a good recipie for success for Brighton, how he thinks we should proceed.
The recipe for success is simple, invest more money into signing players, mix in with some triallists and unknowns like this Cole and get a good balance. The 30 million training complex is good of course, but you can teach and train players just as well on a park pitch if you have good coaches. I would have spent 20 million on a smaller complex and used the remaining 10 to overhaul the squad, therefore dealing with the immediate problems while at the same time investing in the long term future. Also I would hire out the facilities to other clubs in the area and invest that money into signing players.
Ah, Utopia. I remember that. The last time I saw it I was just leaving college.....
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.[/p][/quote]Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.[/p][/quote]You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.[/p][/quote]Mayfield has a touch of the MBTS, glass half empty with most of what he offers, but at least Mark does get upbeat every now and then. I would be interested to hear from Mayfield what he would consider a good recipie for success for Brighton, how he thinks we should proceed.[/p][/quote]The recipe for success is simple, invest more money into signing players, mix in with some triallists and unknowns like this Cole and get a good balance. The 30 million training complex is good of course, but you can teach and train players just as well on a park pitch if you have good coaches. I would have spent 20 million on a smaller complex and used the remaining 10 to overhaul the squad, therefore dealing with the immediate problems while at the same time investing in the long term future. Also I would hire out the facilities to other clubs in the area and invest that money into signing players.[/p][/quote]Ah, Utopia. I remember that. The last time I saw it I was just leaving college..... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 4

2:40pm Tue 24 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.
Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.
You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.
Mayfield has a touch of the MBTS, glass half empty with most of what he offers, but at least Mark does get upbeat every now and then.
I would be interested to hear from Mayfield what he would consider a good recipie for success for Brighton, how he thinks we should proceed.
The recipe for success is simple, invest more money into signing players, mix in with some triallists and unknowns like this Cole and get a good balance. The 30 million training complex is good of course, but you can teach and train players just as well on a park pitch if you have good coaches. I would have spent 20 million on a smaller complex and used the remaining 10 to overhaul the squad, therefore dealing with the immediate problems while at the same time investing in the long term future. Also I would hire out the facilities to other clubs in the area and invest that money into signing players.
Thanks Mayfield, your ideas are as I expected them to be, and I am not being rude when I say that. The problem you have is the fact that the money spent on the new facility, could never have been spent on players. The 30 million is infrastructure spending, a debt we are allowed, the FFP rules would not permit us to have that size debt for new recruits.
So now that the 20 million you would have us spend on players is off the table, what would you have us do?
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.[/p][/quote]Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.[/p][/quote]You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.[/p][/quote]Mayfield has a touch of the MBTS, glass half empty with most of what he offers, but at least Mark does get upbeat every now and then. I would be interested to hear from Mayfield what he would consider a good recipie for success for Brighton, how he thinks we should proceed.[/p][/quote]The recipe for success is simple, invest more money into signing players, mix in with some triallists and unknowns like this Cole and get a good balance. The 30 million training complex is good of course, but you can teach and train players just as well on a park pitch if you have good coaches. I would have spent 20 million on a smaller complex and used the remaining 10 to overhaul the squad, therefore dealing with the immediate problems while at the same time investing in the long term future. Also I would hire out the facilities to other clubs in the area and invest that money into signing players.[/p][/quote]Thanks Mayfield, your ideas are as I expected them to be, and I am not being rude when I say that. The problem you have is the fact that the money spent on the new facility, could never have been spent on players. The 30 million is infrastructure spending, a debt we are allowed, the FFP rules would not permit us to have that size debt for new recruits. So now that the 20 million you would have us spend on players is off the table, what would you have us do? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 7

2:41pm Tue 24 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.
Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.
You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.
Mayfield has a touch of the MBTS, glass half empty with most of what he offers, but at least Mark does get upbeat every now and then.
I would be interested to hear from Mayfield what he would consider a good recipie for success for Brighton, how he thinks we should proceed.
The recipe for success is simple, invest more money into signing players, mix in with some triallists and unknowns like this Cole and get a good balance. The 30 million training complex is good of course, but you can teach and train players just as well on a park pitch if you have good coaches. I would have spent 20 million on a smaller complex and used the remaining 10 to overhaul the squad, therefore dealing with the immediate problems while at the same time investing in the long term future. Also I would hire out the facilities to other clubs in the area and invest that money into signing players.
Thanks Mayfield, your ideas are as I expected them to be, and I am not being rude when I say that. The problem you have is the fact that the money spent on the new facility, could never have been spent on players. The 30 million is infrastructure spending, a debt we are allowed, the FFP rules would not permit us to have that size debt for new recruits.
So now that the 20 million you would have us spend on players is off the table, what would you have us do?
sorry my error, 10 million is your spendng figure.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.[/p][/quote]Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.[/p][/quote]You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.[/p][/quote]Mayfield has a touch of the MBTS, glass half empty with most of what he offers, but at least Mark does get upbeat every now and then. I would be interested to hear from Mayfield what he would consider a good recipie for success for Brighton, how he thinks we should proceed.[/p][/quote]The recipe for success is simple, invest more money into signing players, mix in with some triallists and unknowns like this Cole and get a good balance. The 30 million training complex is good of course, but you can teach and train players just as well on a park pitch if you have good coaches. I would have spent 20 million on a smaller complex and used the remaining 10 to overhaul the squad, therefore dealing with the immediate problems while at the same time investing in the long term future. Also I would hire out the facilities to other clubs in the area and invest that money into signing players.[/p][/quote]Thanks Mayfield, your ideas are as I expected them to be, and I am not being rude when I say that. The problem you have is the fact that the money spent on the new facility, could never have been spent on players. The 30 million is infrastructure spending, a debt we are allowed, the FFP rules would not permit us to have that size debt for new recruits. So now that the 20 million you would have us spend on players is off the table, what would you have us do?[/p][/quote]sorry my error, 10 million is your spendng figure. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

3:03pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.
Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.
You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.
Mayfield has a touch of the MBTS, glass half empty with most of what he offers, but at least Mark does get upbeat every now and then.
I would be interested to hear from Mayfield what he would consider a good recipie for success for Brighton, how he thinks we should proceed.
The recipe for success is simple, invest more money into signing players, mix in with some triallists and unknowns like this Cole and get a good balance. The 30 million training complex is good of course, but you can teach and train players just as well on a park pitch if you have good coaches. I would have spent 20 million on a smaller complex and used the remaining 10 to overhaul the squad, therefore dealing with the immediate problems while at the same time investing in the long term future. Also I would hire out the facilities to other clubs in the area and invest that money into signing players.
Thanks Mayfield, your ideas are as I expected them to be, and I am not being rude when I say that. The problem you have is the fact that the money spent on the new facility, could never have been spent on players. The 30 million is infrastructure spending, a debt we are allowed, the FFP rules would not permit us to have that size debt for new recruits.
So now that the 20 million you would have us spend on players is off the table, what would you have us do?
sorry my error, 10 million is your spendng figure.
Well it's ridiculous that there is 30 million to spend on a training complex yet we are not allowed to spend much on players because of these stupid FFP rules. As fantastic as I'm sure the facilities are, it is not the edge of the seat excitement that signing a hot shot striker provides. This is what supporters want. We should ignore the FFP rules just a little bit so we can do what's good for the team. We are never going to spend as crazily ad the likes of QPR, they are still standing and now in the prem. Would be good to throw caution to the wind just a little bit sometimes.
[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: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.[/p][/quote]Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.[/p][/quote]You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.[/p][/quote]Mayfield has a touch of the MBTS, glass half empty with most of what he offers, but at least Mark does get upbeat every now and then. I would be interested to hear from Mayfield what he would consider a good recipie for success for Brighton, how he thinks we should proceed.[/p][/quote]The recipe for success is simple, invest more money into signing players, mix in with some triallists and unknowns like this Cole and get a good balance. The 30 million training complex is good of course, but you can teach and train players just as well on a park pitch if you have good coaches. I would have spent 20 million on a smaller complex and used the remaining 10 to overhaul the squad, therefore dealing with the immediate problems while at the same time investing in the long term future. Also I would hire out the facilities to other clubs in the area and invest that money into signing players.[/p][/quote]Thanks Mayfield, your ideas are as I expected them to be, and I am not being rude when I say that. The problem you have is the fact that the money spent on the new facility, could never have been spent on players. The 30 million is infrastructure spending, a debt we are allowed, the FFP rules would not permit us to have that size debt for new recruits. So now that the 20 million you would have us spend on players is off the table, what would you have us do?[/p][/quote]sorry my error, 10 million is your spendng figure.[/p][/quote]Well it's ridiculous that there is 30 million to spend on a training complex yet we are not allowed to spend much on players because of these stupid FFP rules. As fantastic as I'm sure the facilities are, it is not the edge of the seat excitement that signing a hot shot striker provides. This is what supporters want. We should ignore the FFP rules just a little bit so we can do what's good for the team. We are never going to spend as crazily ad the likes of QPR, they are still standing and now in the prem. Would be good to throw caution to the wind just a little bit sometimes. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -6

3:08pm Tue 24 Jun 14

woodcroft says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Well that should please the few on here who swore blind that Cole was on his way to the Albion! I wonder if he wil be bringing his Minder??
Well yes Arthur
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Well that should please the few on here who swore blind that Cole was on his way to the Albion! I wonder if he wil be bringing his Minder??[/p][/quote]Well yes Arthur woodcroft
  • Score: 2

3:27pm Tue 24 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

Mayfield it would be very easy to agree with your point of view, get the players, get promotion and all is great, but if we spend and don't get promoted, what then?

The club has taken great strides over the last couple of seasons to reduce our debt, and to me that is the right thing to do even if the FFP didn't exist. If we build the squad at alower pace than some would like, and at some point, be it this season or next, we find ourselves in a good position come January, that could be the time to open the purse strings a little more. Quality individuals can be good players but maybe not gel with the rest of the team, we could spend on one or two players only to find that they don't, 'fit,' for what ever reason. I am not sure that you can build a promotion winning team in just one window, and maybe not in two.

I agree with you, we do need to sign a couple of exciting players, those that get bums on and off seats, but the balancing act of having a good squad that entertains, scores goals but doesn't let too many in, and not building debt when forming that squad, is a tricky task. You can add to that tricky task the problem of trying to keep the quality players we already have.
Mayfield it would be very easy to agree with your point of view, get the players, get promotion and all is great, but if we spend and don't get promoted, what then? The club has taken great strides over the last couple of seasons to reduce our debt, and to me that is the right thing to do even if the FFP didn't exist. If we build the squad at alower pace than some would like, and at some point, be it this season or next, we find ourselves in a good position come January, that could be the time to open the purse strings a little more. Quality individuals can be good players but maybe not gel with the rest of the team, we could spend on one or two players only to find that they don't, 'fit,' for what ever reason. I am not sure that you can build a promotion winning team in just one window, and maybe not in two. I agree with you, we do need to sign a couple of exciting players, those that get bums on and off seats, but the balancing act of having a good squad that entertains, scores goals but doesn't let too many in, and not building debt when forming that squad, is a tricky task. You can add to that tricky task the problem of trying to keep the quality players we already have. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 8

3:36pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Cockwomble says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.
Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.
You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.
Mayfield has a touch of the MBTS, glass half empty with most of what he offers, but at least Mark does get upbeat every now and then.
I would be interested to hear from Mayfield what he would consider a good recipie for success for Brighton, how he thinks we should proceed.
The recipe for success is simple, invest more money into signing players, mix in with some triallists and unknowns like this Cole and get a good balance. The 30 million training complex is good of course, but you can teach and train players just as well on a park pitch if you have good coaches. I would have spent 20 million on a smaller complex and used the remaining 10 to overhaul the squad, therefore dealing with the immediate problems while at the same time investing in the long term future. Also I would hire out the facilities to other clubs in the area and invest that money into signing players.
Thanks Mayfield, your ideas are as I expected them to be, and I am not being rude when I say that. The problem you have is the fact that the money spent on the new facility, could never have been spent on players. The 30 million is infrastructure spending, a debt we are allowed, the FFP rules would not permit us to have that size debt for new recruits.
So now that the 20 million you would have us spend on players is off the table, what would you have us do?
sorry my error, 10 million is your spendng figure.
Well it's ridiculous that there is 30 million to spend on a training complex yet we are not allowed to spend much on players because of these stupid FFP rules. As fantastic as I'm sure the facilities are, it is not the edge of the seat excitement that signing a hot shot striker provides. This is what supporters want. We should ignore the FFP rules just a little bit so we can do what's good for the team. We are never going to spend as crazily ad the likes of QPR, they are still standing and now in the prem. Would be good to throw caution to the wind just a little bit sometimes.
short term benefit over sustainableness is the stuff of cockwombles.look at financial the mess qpr are in.portsmouth.leeds too.cockwombles
[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: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.[/p][/quote]Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.[/p][/quote]You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.[/p][/quote]Mayfield has a touch of the MBTS, glass half empty with most of what he offers, but at least Mark does get upbeat every now and then. I would be interested to hear from Mayfield what he would consider a good recipie for success for Brighton, how he thinks we should proceed.[/p][/quote]The recipe for success is simple, invest more money into signing players, mix in with some triallists and unknowns like this Cole and get a good balance. The 30 million training complex is good of course, but you can teach and train players just as well on a park pitch if you have good coaches. I would have spent 20 million on a smaller complex and used the remaining 10 to overhaul the squad, therefore dealing with the immediate problems while at the same time investing in the long term future. Also I would hire out the facilities to other clubs in the area and invest that money into signing players.[/p][/quote]Thanks Mayfield, your ideas are as I expected them to be, and I am not being rude when I say that. The problem you have is the fact that the money spent on the new facility, could never have been spent on players. The 30 million is infrastructure spending, a debt we are allowed, the FFP rules would not permit us to have that size debt for new recruits. So now that the 20 million you would have us spend on players is off the table, what would you have us do?[/p][/quote]sorry my error, 10 million is your spendng figure.[/p][/quote]Well it's ridiculous that there is 30 million to spend on a training complex yet we are not allowed to spend much on players because of these stupid FFP rules. As fantastic as I'm sure the facilities are, it is not the edge of the seat excitement that signing a hot shot striker provides. This is what supporters want. We should ignore the FFP rules just a little bit so we can do what's good for the team. We are never going to spend as crazily ad the likes of QPR, they are still standing and now in the prem. Would be good to throw caution to the wind just a little bit sometimes.[/p][/quote]short term benefit over sustainableness is the stuff of cockwombles.look at financial the mess qpr are in.portsmouth.leeds too.cockwombles Cockwomble
  • Score: 7

3:41pm Tue 24 Jun 14

rolivan says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.
Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.
You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.
Mayfield has a touch of the MBTS, glass half empty with most of what he offers, but at least Mark does get upbeat every now and then.
I would be interested to hear from Mayfield what he would consider a good recipie for success for Brighton, how he thinks we should proceed.
The recipe for success is simple, invest more money into signing players, mix in with some triallists and unknowns like this Cole and get a good balance. The 30 million training complex is good of course, but you can teach and train players just as well on a park pitch if you have good coaches. I would have spent 20 million on a smaller complex and used the remaining 10 to overhaul the squad, therefore dealing with the immediate problems while at the same time investing in the long term future. Also I would hire out the facilities to other clubs in the area and invest that money into signing players.
Thanks Mayfield, your ideas are as I expected them to be, and I am not being rude when I say that. The problem you have is the fact that the money spent on the new facility, could never have been spent on players. The 30 million is infrastructure spending, a debt we are allowed, the FFP rules would not permit us to have that size debt for new recruits.
So now that the 20 million you would have us spend on players is off the table, what would you have us do?
sorry my error, 10 million is your spendng figure.
Well it's ridiculous that there is 30 million to spend on a training complex yet we are not allowed to spend much on players because of these stupid FFP rules. As fantastic as I'm sure the facilities are, it is not the edge of the seat excitement that signing a hot shot striker provides. This is what supporters want. We should ignore the FFP rules just a little bit so we can do what's good for the team. We are never going to spend as crazily ad the likes of QPR, they are still standing and now in the prem. Would be good to throw caution to the wind just a little bit sometimes.
Surely it should be what is good for the Club not the Team. The majority of any team Team will be gone in 5 years but to your way of thinking so would the club . Where do you think this money is going to come from?
[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: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.[/p][/quote]Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.[/p][/quote]You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.[/p][/quote]Mayfield has a touch of the MBTS, glass half empty with most of what he offers, but at least Mark does get upbeat every now and then. I would be interested to hear from Mayfield what he would consider a good recipie for success for Brighton, how he thinks we should proceed.[/p][/quote]The recipe for success is simple, invest more money into signing players, mix in with some triallists and unknowns like this Cole and get a good balance. The 30 million training complex is good of course, but you can teach and train players just as well on a park pitch if you have good coaches. I would have spent 20 million on a smaller complex and used the remaining 10 to overhaul the squad, therefore dealing with the immediate problems while at the same time investing in the long term future. Also I would hire out the facilities to other clubs in the area and invest that money into signing players.[/p][/quote]Thanks Mayfield, your ideas are as I expected them to be, and I am not being rude when I say that. The problem you have is the fact that the money spent on the new facility, could never have been spent on players. The 30 million is infrastructure spending, a debt we are allowed, the FFP rules would not permit us to have that size debt for new recruits. So now that the 20 million you would have us spend on players is off the table, what would you have us do?[/p][/quote]sorry my error, 10 million is your spendng figure.[/p][/quote]Well it's ridiculous that there is 30 million to spend on a training complex yet we are not allowed to spend much on players because of these stupid FFP rules. As fantastic as I'm sure the facilities are, it is not the edge of the seat excitement that signing a hot shot striker provides. This is what supporters want. We should ignore the FFP rules just a little bit so we can do what's good for the team. We are never going to spend as crazily ad the likes of QPR, they are still standing and now in the prem. Would be good to throw caution to the wind just a little bit sometimes.[/p][/quote]Surely it should be what is good for the Club not the Team. The majority of any team Team will be gone in 5 years but to your way of thinking so would the club . Where do you think this money is going to come from? rolivan
  • Score: 4

3:41pm Tue 24 Jun 14

rolivan says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.
Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.
You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.
Mayfield has a touch of the MBTS, glass half empty with most of what he offers, but at least Mark does get upbeat every now and then.
I would be interested to hear from Mayfield what he would consider a good recipie for success for Brighton, how he thinks we should proceed.
The recipe for success is simple, invest more money into signing players, mix in with some triallists and unknowns like this Cole and get a good balance. The 30 million training complex is good of course, but you can teach and train players just as well on a park pitch if you have good coaches. I would have spent 20 million on a smaller complex and used the remaining 10 to overhaul the squad, therefore dealing with the immediate problems while at the same time investing in the long term future. Also I would hire out the facilities to other clubs in the area and invest that money into signing players.
Thanks Mayfield, your ideas are as I expected them to be, and I am not being rude when I say that. The problem you have is the fact that the money spent on the new facility, could never have been spent on players. The 30 million is infrastructure spending, a debt we are allowed, the FFP rules would not permit us to have that size debt for new recruits.
So now that the 20 million you would have us spend on players is off the table, what would you have us do?
sorry my error, 10 million is your spendng figure.
Well it's ridiculous that there is 30 million to spend on a training complex yet we are not allowed to spend much on players because of these stupid FFP rules. As fantastic as I'm sure the facilities are, it is not the edge of the seat excitement that signing a hot shot striker provides. This is what supporters want. We should ignore the FFP rules just a little bit so we can do what's good for the team. We are never going to spend as crazily ad the likes of QPR, they are still standing and now in the prem. Would be good to throw caution to the wind just a little bit sometimes.
Surely it should be what is good for the Club not the Team. The majority of any team Team will be gone in 5 years but to your way of thinking so would the club . Where do you think this money is going to come from?
[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: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.[/p][/quote]Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.[/p][/quote]You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.[/p][/quote]Mayfield has a touch of the MBTS, glass half empty with most of what he offers, but at least Mark does get upbeat every now and then. I would be interested to hear from Mayfield what he would consider a good recipie for success for Brighton, how he thinks we should proceed.[/p][/quote]The recipe for success is simple, invest more money into signing players, mix in with some triallists and unknowns like this Cole and get a good balance. The 30 million training complex is good of course, but you can teach and train players just as well on a park pitch if you have good coaches. I would have spent 20 million on a smaller complex and used the remaining 10 to overhaul the squad, therefore dealing with the immediate problems while at the same time investing in the long term future. Also I would hire out the facilities to other clubs in the area and invest that money into signing players.[/p][/quote]Thanks Mayfield, your ideas are as I expected them to be, and I am not being rude when I say that. The problem you have is the fact that the money spent on the new facility, could never have been spent on players. The 30 million is infrastructure spending, a debt we are allowed, the FFP rules would not permit us to have that size debt for new recruits. So now that the 20 million you would have us spend on players is off the table, what would you have us do?[/p][/quote]sorry my error, 10 million is your spendng figure.[/p][/quote]Well it's ridiculous that there is 30 million to spend on a training complex yet we are not allowed to spend much on players because of these stupid FFP rules. As fantastic as I'm sure the facilities are, it is not the edge of the seat excitement that signing a hot shot striker provides. This is what supporters want. We should ignore the FFP rules just a little bit so we can do what's good for the team. We are never going to spend as crazily ad the likes of QPR, they are still standing and now in the prem. Would be good to throw caution to the wind just a little bit sometimes.[/p][/quote]Surely it should be what is good for the Club not the Team. The majority of any team Team will be gone in 5 years but to your way of thinking so would the club . Where do you think this money is going to come from? rolivan
  • Score: 4

3:43pm Tue 24 Jun 14

pjwilk says...

Give us a good team,or shall we put 26000 seats around the 30m training facility so we can sit and admire it while our team gets worse and weaker.Seems we need a new head of finance to put money into what is important to the fans , a successful football team.
Give us a good team,or shall we put 26000 seats around the 30m training facility so we can sit and admire it while our team gets worse and weaker.Seems we need a new head of finance to put money into what is important to the fans , a successful football team. pjwilk
  • Score: -15

3:53pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Cockwomble wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.
Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.
You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.
mayfield sweeper is anagram of deep sewer family.cockwomble
Only a cockwomble would bother even trying to work such a thing out. Cockwombles evidently have too much time on their hands.
its a knack.took about 15 seconds.took longer to read your reply.cockwomble
Cockwomble, when you started posting on here I thought you were a bit of a t*t. But I must confess, you're kinda growing on me now!
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.[/p][/quote]Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.[/p][/quote]You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.[/p][/quote]mayfield sweeper is anagram of deep sewer family.cockwomble[/p][/quote]Only a cockwomble would bother even trying to work such a thing out. Cockwombles evidently have too much time on their hands.[/p][/quote]its a knack.took about 15 seconds.took longer to read your reply.cockwomble[/p][/quote]Cockwomble, when you started posting on here I thought you were a bit of a t*t. But I must confess, you're kinda growing on me now! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 2

3:54pm Tue 24 Jun 14

bbb1969 says...

pablobrowno wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
And who was queuing up for Bridcutt when we took him? It ain't all black and white you know.....
if he could jump then he would be very dangerous. his other half could sit next to me anyday.
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]And who was queuing up for Bridcutt when we took him? It ain't all black and white you know.....[/p][/quote]if he could jump then he would be very dangerous. his other half could sit next to me anyday. bbb1969
  • Score: -3

4:01pm Tue 24 Jun 14

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

Did i read correct Cole played for the Albion develpment team last season and now are having a look.

Must be missing something somewhere.

Putting 26000 bums on seats hope its not just the first few games of the season.
Did i read correct Cole played for the Albion develpment team last season and now are having a look. Must be missing something somewhere. Putting 26000 bums on seats hope its not just the first few games of the season. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: -1

4:11pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Cockwomble says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.
Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.
You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.
mayfield sweeper is anagram of deep sewer family.cockwomble
Only a cockwomble would bother even trying to work such a thing out. Cockwombles evidently have too much time on their hands.
its a knack.took about 15 seconds.took longer to read your reply.cockwomble
Cockwomble, when you started posting on here I thought you were a bit of a t*t. But I must confess, you're kinda growing on me now!
you were right first time ss.i am a bit of a cockwomble :)
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.[/p][/quote]Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.[/p][/quote]You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.[/p][/quote]mayfield sweeper is anagram of deep sewer family.cockwomble[/p][/quote]Only a cockwomble would bother even trying to work such a thing out. Cockwombles evidently have too much time on their hands.[/p][/quote]its a knack.took about 15 seconds.took longer to read your reply.cockwomble[/p][/quote]Cockwomble, when you started posting on here I thought you were a bit of a t*t. But I must confess, you're kinda growing on me now![/p][/quote]you were right first time ss.i am a bit of a cockwomble :) Cockwomble
  • Score: 0

4:38pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Cockwomble wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.
Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.
You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.
mayfield sweeper is anagram of deep sewer family.cockwomble
Only a cockwomble would bother even trying to work such a thing out. Cockwombles evidently have too much time on their hands.
its a knack.took about 15 seconds.took longer to read your reply.cockwomble
Cockwomble, when you started posting on here I thought you were a bit of a t*t. But I must confess, you're kinda growing on me now!
you were right first time ss.i am a bit of a cockwomble :)
Hmmm, but then again, as an anagram of your name is BLOW ME C0CK, perhaps it's a case of people who live in glass houses... etc
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.[/p][/quote]Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.[/p][/quote]You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.[/p][/quote]mayfield sweeper is anagram of deep sewer family.cockwomble[/p][/quote]Only a cockwomble would bother even trying to work such a thing out. Cockwombles evidently have too much time on their hands.[/p][/quote]its a knack.took about 15 seconds.took longer to read your reply.cockwomble[/p][/quote]Cockwomble, when you started posting on here I thought you were a bit of a t*t. But I must confess, you're kinda growing on me now![/p][/quote]you were right first time ss.i am a bit of a cockwomble :)[/p][/quote]Hmmm, but then again, as an anagram of your name is BLOW ME C0CK, perhaps it's a case of people who live in glass houses... etc Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 3

4:50pm Tue 24 Jun 14

arc12 says...

IMO - Just the sort of move we need - a young player, inexpensive, and someone to develop for the future. More young signings please Sami.
IMO - Just the sort of move we need - a young player, inexpensive, and someone to develop for the future. More young signings please Sami. arc12
  • Score: 6

5:01pm Tue 24 Jun 14

tug509 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Mayfield it would be very easy to agree with your point of view, get the players, get promotion and all is great, but if we spend and don't get promoted, what then?

The club has taken great strides over the last couple of seasons to reduce our debt, and to me that is the right thing to do even if the FFP didn't exist. If we build the squad at alower pace than some would like, and at some point, be it this season or next, we find ourselves in a good position come January, that could be the time to open the purse strings a little more. Quality individuals can be good players but maybe not gel with the rest of the team, we could spend on one or two players only to find that they don't, 'fit,' for what ever reason. I am not sure that you can build a promotion winning team in just one window, and maybe not in two.

I agree with you, we do need to sign a couple of exciting players, those that get bums on and off seats, but the balancing act of having a good squad that entertains, scores goals but doesn't let too many in, and not building debt when forming that squad, is a tricky task. You can add to that tricky task the problem of trying to keep the quality players we already have.
Absolutely spot on . UTA
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Mayfield it would be very easy to agree with your point of view, get the players, get promotion and all is great, but if we spend and don't get promoted, what then? The club has taken great strides over the last couple of seasons to reduce our debt, and to me that is the right thing to do even if the FFP didn't exist. If we build the squad at alower pace than some would like, and at some point, be it this season or next, we find ourselves in a good position come January, that could be the time to open the purse strings a little more. Quality individuals can be good players but maybe not gel with the rest of the team, we could spend on one or two players only to find that they don't, 'fit,' for what ever reason. I am not sure that you can build a promotion winning team in just one window, and maybe not in two. I agree with you, we do need to sign a couple of exciting players, those that get bums on and off seats, but the balancing act of having a good squad that entertains, scores goals but doesn't let too many in, and not building debt when forming that squad, is a tricky task. You can add to that tricky task the problem of trying to keep the quality players we already have.[/p][/quote]Absolutely spot on . UTA tug509
  • Score: 4

5:15pm Tue 24 Jun 14

tug509 says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.
Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.
You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.
mayfield sweeper is anagram of deep sewer family.cockwomble
Only a cockwomble would bother even trying to work such a thing out. Cockwombles evidently have too much time on their hands.
its a knack.took about 15 seconds.took longer to read your reply.cockwomble
Cockwomble, when you started posting on here I thought you were a bit of a t*t. But I must confess, you're kinda growing on me now!
you were right first time ss.i am a bit of a cockwomble :)
Hmmm, but then again, as an anagram of your name is BLOW ME C0CK, perhaps it's a case of people who live in glass houses... etc
Excellent
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.[/p][/quote]Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.[/p][/quote]You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.[/p][/quote]mayfield sweeper is anagram of deep sewer family.cockwomble[/p][/quote]Only a cockwomble would bother even trying to work such a thing out. Cockwombles evidently have too much time on their hands.[/p][/quote]its a knack.took about 15 seconds.took longer to read your reply.cockwomble[/p][/quote]Cockwomble, when you started posting on here I thought you were a bit of a t*t. But I must confess, you're kinda growing on me now![/p][/quote]you were right first time ss.i am a bit of a cockwomble :)[/p][/quote]Hmmm, but then again, as an anagram of your name is BLOW ME C0CK, perhaps it's a case of people who live in glass houses... etc[/p][/quote]Excellent tug509
  • Score: 0

5:16pm Tue 24 Jun 14

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

tug509 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Mayfield it would be very easy to agree with your point of view, get the players, get promotion and all is great, but if we spend and don't get promoted, what then?

The club has taken great strides over the last couple of seasons to reduce our debt, and to me that is the right thing to do even if the FFP didn't exist. If we build the squad at alower pace than some would like, and at some point, be it this season or next, we find ourselves in a good position come January, that could be the time to open the purse strings a little more. Quality individuals can be good players but maybe not gel with the rest of the team, we could spend on one or two players only to find that they don't, 'fit,' for what ever reason. I am not sure that you can build a promotion winning team in just one window, and maybe not in two.

I agree with you, we do need to sign a couple of exciting players, those that get bums on and off seats, but the balancing act of having a good squad that entertains, scores goals but doesn't let too many in, and not building debt when forming that squad, is a tricky task. You can add to that tricky task the problem of trying to keep the quality players we already have.
Absolutely spot on . UTA
Actually it is mostly a no no post,spend and do not get promoted,if the club does not spend will they have a chance to get promoted.

Had a mail from company check,ALBION are going deeper in the red,"the club has taken great strides to reduce our debt".

Getting exciting players yeah they are all in Brazil till tomorrow.

The signins are awaitng.

Albion are a very good championship team dream and hope but its too late,we have missed the boat.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Mayfield it would be very easy to agree with your point of view, get the players, get promotion and all is great, but if we spend and don't get promoted, what then? The club has taken great strides over the last couple of seasons to reduce our debt, and to me that is the right thing to do even if the FFP didn't exist. If we build the squad at alower pace than some would like, and at some point, be it this season or next, we find ourselves in a good position come January, that could be the time to open the purse strings a little more. Quality individuals can be good players but maybe not gel with the rest of the team, we could spend on one or two players only to find that they don't, 'fit,' for what ever reason. I am not sure that you can build a promotion winning team in just one window, and maybe not in two. I agree with you, we do need to sign a couple of exciting players, those that get bums on and off seats, but the balancing act of having a good squad that entertains, scores goals but doesn't let too many in, and not building debt when forming that squad, is a tricky task. You can add to that tricky task the problem of trying to keep the quality players we already have.[/p][/quote]Absolutely spot on . UTA[/p][/quote]Actually it is mostly a no no post,spend and do not get promoted,if the club does not spend will they have a chance to get promoted. Had a mail from company check,ALBION are going deeper in the red,"the club has taken great strides to reduce our debt". Getting exciting players yeah they are all in Brazil till tomorrow. The signins are awaitng. Albion are a very good championship team dream and hope but its too late,we have missed the boat. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 1

5:23pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Newhavenles says...

I read an article saying that the premier league top clubs had loaned out 70 players in the last window,so even they have to weed out the ones that they think they don't need.Many reasons why that might be but he did trial for the club and they did seem to be impressed,perhaps we can get him for a smaller fee now and the academy might be just the place for him
I read an article saying that the premier league top clubs had loaned out 70 players in the last window,so even they have to weed out the ones that they think they don't need.Many reasons why that might be but he did trial for the club and they did seem to be impressed,perhaps we can get him for a smaller fee now and the academy might be just the place for him Newhavenles
  • Score: 1

5:54pm Tue 24 Jun 14

gordongull says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.
Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.
You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.
Mayfield has a touch of the MBTS, glass half empty with most of what he offers, but at least Mark does get upbeat every now and then.
I would be interested to hear from Mayfield what he would consider a good recipie for success for Brighton, how he thinks we should proceed.
The recipe for success is simple, invest more money into signing players, mix in with some triallists and unknowns like this Cole and get a good balance. The 30 million training complex is good of course, but you can teach and train players just as well on a park pitch if you have good coaches. I would have spent 20 million on a smaller complex and used the remaining 10 to overhaul the squad, therefore dealing with the immediate problems while at the same time investing in the long term future. Also I would hire out the facilities to other clubs in the area and invest that money into signing players.
Thanks Mayfield, your ideas are as I expected them to be, and I am not being rude when I say that. The problem you have is the fact that the money spent on the new facility, could never have been spent on players. The 30 million is infrastructure spending, a debt we are allowed, the FFP rules would not permit us to have that size debt for new recruits.
So now that the 20 million you would have us spend on players is off the table, what would you have us do?
sorry my error, 10 million is your spendng figure.
Well it's ridiculous that there is 30 million to spend on a training complex yet we are not allowed to spend much on players because of these stupid FFP rules. As fantastic as I'm sure the facilities are, it is not the edge of the seat excitement that signing a hot shot striker provides. This is what supporters want. We should ignore the FFP rules just a little bit so we can do what's good for the team. We are never going to spend as crazily ad the likes of QPR, they are still standing and now in the prem. Would be good to throw caution to the wind just a little bit sometimes.
B&HA are not about to throw caution to the wind, Mayfield.
FFP isn't some draconian measure that has suddenly been imposed by by the Football League.
It was voted for by 21 of the Championship Clubs, and Brighton and Hove Albion was one of those in favour.
All the financial restrictions are self-imposed.
[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: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.[/p][/quote]Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.[/p][/quote]You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.[/p][/quote]Mayfield has a touch of the MBTS, glass half empty with most of what he offers, but at least Mark does get upbeat every now and then. I would be interested to hear from Mayfield what he would consider a good recipie for success for Brighton, how he thinks we should proceed.[/p][/quote]The recipe for success is simple, invest more money into signing players, mix in with some triallists and unknowns like this Cole and get a good balance. The 30 million training complex is good of course, but you can teach and train players just as well on a park pitch if you have good coaches. I would have spent 20 million on a smaller complex and used the remaining 10 to overhaul the squad, therefore dealing with the immediate problems while at the same time investing in the long term future. Also I would hire out the facilities to other clubs in the area and invest that money into signing players.[/p][/quote]Thanks Mayfield, your ideas are as I expected them to be, and I am not being rude when I say that. The problem you have is the fact that the money spent on the new facility, could never have been spent on players. The 30 million is infrastructure spending, a debt we are allowed, the FFP rules would not permit us to have that size debt for new recruits. So now that the 20 million you would have us spend on players is off the table, what would you have us do?[/p][/quote]sorry my error, 10 million is your spendng figure.[/p][/quote]Well it's ridiculous that there is 30 million to spend on a training complex yet we are not allowed to spend much on players because of these stupid FFP rules. As fantastic as I'm sure the facilities are, it is not the edge of the seat excitement that signing a hot shot striker provides. This is what supporters want. We should ignore the FFP rules just a little bit so we can do what's good for the team. We are never going to spend as crazily ad the likes of QPR, they are still standing and now in the prem. Would be good to throw caution to the wind just a little bit sometimes.[/p][/quote]B&HA are not about to throw caution to the wind, Mayfield. FFP isn't some draconian measure that has suddenly been imposed by by the Football League. It was voted for by 21 of the Championship Clubs, and Brighton and Hove Albion was one of those in favour. All the financial restrictions are self-imposed. gordongull
  • Score: 3

5:57pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Cockwomble says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.
Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.
You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.
mayfield sweeper is anagram of deep sewer family.cockwomble
Only a cockwomble would bother even trying to work such a thing out. Cockwombles evidently have too much time on their hands.
its a knack.took about 15 seconds.took longer to read your reply.cockwomble
Cockwomble, when you started posting on here I thought you were a bit of a t*t. But I must confess, you're kinda growing on me now!
you were right first time ss.i am a bit of a cockwomble :)
Hmmm, but then again, as an anagram of your name is BLOW ME C0CK, perhaps it's a case of people who live in glass houses... etc
i did know that one but thought others might like finding it first:)you are snuggling aisle.cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.[/p][/quote]Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.[/p][/quote]You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.[/p][/quote]mayfield sweeper is anagram of deep sewer family.cockwomble[/p][/quote]Only a cockwomble would bother even trying to work such a thing out. Cockwombles evidently have too much time on their hands.[/p][/quote]its a knack.took about 15 seconds.took longer to read your reply.cockwomble[/p][/quote]Cockwomble, when you started posting on here I thought you were a bit of a t*t. But I must confess, you're kinda growing on me now![/p][/quote]you were right first time ss.i am a bit of a cockwomble :)[/p][/quote]Hmmm, but then again, as an anagram of your name is BLOW ME C0CK, perhaps it's a case of people who live in glass houses... etc[/p][/quote]i did know that one but thought others might like finding it first:)you are snuggling aisle.cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 0

5:59pm Tue 24 Jun 14

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

Newhavenles wrote:
I read an article saying that the premier league top clubs had loaned out 70 players in the last window,so even they have to weed out the ones that they think they don't need.Many reasons why that might be but he did trial for the club and they did seem to be impressed,perhaps we can get him for a smaller fee now and the academy might be just the place for him
That the PL loan out so many,is normal.

They get these players for 2 reasons
1 hope they have a new wonderboy.
2 no other club gets him.

Agree Cole might NOW be ok in the academy.
Think Albion need fist team players NOW.
[quote][p][bold]Newhavenles[/bold] wrote: I read an article saying that the premier league top clubs had loaned out 70 players in the last window,so even they have to weed out the ones that they think they don't need.Many reasons why that might be but he did trial for the club and they did seem to be impressed,perhaps we can get him for a smaller fee now and the academy might be just the place for him[/p][/quote]That the PL loan out so many,is normal. They get these players for 2 reasons 1 hope they have a new wonderboy. 2 no other club gets him. Agree Cole might NOW be ok in the academy. Think Albion need fist team players NOW. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 1

6:05pm Tue 24 Jun 14

pte says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
To be honest, if Southampton, Leicester or West Brom showed an interest, he wouldn't be coming here would he?
If you're are only going to be satisfied with players who've turned down Liverpool to come to us, you're in for a fair amount of disappointment....
Well someone has to take a gamble on these players so why not us I suppose. One piece of news- Peter Crouch is up for sale for just 1 million, if that's not a bargain then I dont know what is, surely worth getting in there and sign him up before someone else does. He'd get stacks of goals for us, what a combination with Ulloa, one knocks it down for the other to score! What a signing that would be and at a snip of a price!
It would be a waste of money on high wages when we don't have any wingers to cross the ball for him
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]To be honest, if Southampton, Leicester or West Brom showed an interest, he wouldn't be coming here would he? If you're are only going to be satisfied with players who've turned down Liverpool to come to us, you're in for a fair amount of disappointment....[/p][/quote]Well someone has to take a gamble on these players so why not us I suppose. One piece of news- Peter Crouch is up for sale for just 1 million, if that's not a bargain then I dont know what is, surely worth getting in there and sign him up before someone else does. He'd get stacks of goals for us, what a combination with Ulloa, one knocks it down for the other to score! What a signing that would be and at a snip of a price![/p][/quote]It would be a waste of money on high wages when we don't have any wingers to cross the ball for him pte
  • Score: -2

6:07pm Tue 24 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

Don't Wanna, of course Brighton will spend but maybe not at a level that you think they should. The squad needs to be built with promotion in mind, but promotion in what season is the question. Spending in this window is the continuation of work done in previous seasons, it's not the end product. Come January we might spend a bit more, depending on the situation, but again that is unlikely to be the end product, and by, 'end product,' I mean the squad that can win promotion.
As of rght now we have no idea who will join us, or for how long, but once this window closes we will have a better idea of where we are compared to our competitors, and come January, we will know a whole lot more. To blow the budget now and have little in reserve for January would be a foolish gamble.
Don't Wanna, of course Brighton will spend but maybe not at a level that you think they should. The squad needs to be built with promotion in mind, but promotion in what season is the question. Spending in this window is the continuation of work done in previous seasons, it's not the end product. Come January we might spend a bit more, depending on the situation, but again that is unlikely to be the end product, and by, 'end product,' I mean the squad that can win promotion. As of rght now we have no idea who will join us, or for how long, but once this window closes we will have a better idea of where we are compared to our competitors, and come January, we will know a whole lot more. To blow the budget now and have little in reserve for January would be a foolish gamble. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

6:09pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Cockwomble wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.
Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.
You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.
mayfield sweeper is anagram of deep sewer family.cockwomble
Only a cockwomble would bother even trying to work such a thing out. Cockwombles evidently have too much time on their hands.
its a knack.took about 15 seconds.took longer to read your reply.cockwomble
Cockwomble, when you started posting on here I thought you were a bit of a t*t. But I must confess, you're kinda growing on me now!
you were right first time ss.i am a bit of a cockwomble :)
Hmmm, but then again, as an anagram of your name is BLOW ME C0CK, perhaps it's a case of people who live in glass houses... etc
i did know that one but thought others might like finding it first:)you are snuggling aisle.cockwomble
WOMB COCKLE
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.[/p][/quote]Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.[/p][/quote]You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.[/p][/quote]mayfield sweeper is anagram of deep sewer family.cockwomble[/p][/quote]Only a cockwomble would bother even trying to work such a thing out. Cockwombles evidently have too much time on their hands.[/p][/quote]its a knack.took about 15 seconds.took longer to read your reply.cockwomble[/p][/quote]Cockwomble, when you started posting on here I thought you were a bit of a t*t. But I must confess, you're kinda growing on me now![/p][/quote]you were right first time ss.i am a bit of a cockwomble :)[/p][/quote]Hmmm, but then again, as an anagram of your name is BLOW ME C0CK, perhaps it's a case of people who live in glass houses... etc[/p][/quote]i did know that one but thought others might like finding it first:)you are snuggling aisle.cockwomble[/p][/quote]WOMB COCKLE Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 1

6:09pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Cockwomble wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.
I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.
Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.
You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.
mayfield sweeper is anagram of deep sewer family.cockwomble
No it's not where's three "d" ,lol
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: He may turn out to be good, but the fact that he has been let go at 18 and only Ipswich and Brentford plus ourselves have shown interest doesn't sound too promising. If we could get hold of the other Cole at Chelsea then we're on to something.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion that you know very little about football and/or The Albion or you are an attention seeking WUM.[/p][/quote]Nope just a supporter who wants to see exciting things happen at the Albion.[/p][/quote]You do a very good job of hiding both. I have yet to see you post anything that was positive about The Albion.[/p][/quote]mayfield sweeper is anagram of deep sewer family.cockwomble[/p][/quote]No it's not where's three "d" ,lol Bucket feet Duffy
  • Score: -9

6:16pm Tue 24 Jun 14

JeffLomer says...

What's the matter with some people on here we've got a TRUE Brighton fan running the club the right way, investing his own money, fantastic stadium and new academy for future up coming Brighton players, new manager yes unproven at this level but he has to start somewhere and no better place than at our club, new players will be arriving but won't be to every ones liking, there have to get over that one, we've come a bloody long way were having good times at our club now, most off us have seen the bad times what we went through, no ground home matches at Gillingham, nearly went out the football league, to me I'm just great full we have a club to follow either at home or away, some people need to take a minute before they post negative views, last game away at Hereford sticks in my head, look at them now, were Brighton and hove Albion, and I'm bloody proud to be a fan!!
Up the Albion!!
What's the matter with some people on here we've got a TRUE Brighton fan running the club the right way, investing his own money, fantastic stadium and new academy for future up coming Brighton players, new manager yes unproven at this level but he has to start somewhere and no better place than at our club, new players will be arriving but won't be to every ones liking, there have to get over that one, we've come a bloody long way were having good times at our club now, most off us have seen the bad times what we went through, no ground home matches at Gillingham, nearly went out the football league, to me I'm just great full we have a club to follow either at home or away, some people need to take a minute before they post negative views, last game away at Hereford sticks in my head, look at them now, were Brighton and hove Albion, and I'm bloody proud to be a fan!! Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 8

6:57pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Merdalf the Wizard says...

JeffLomer wrote:
What's the matter with some people on here we've got a TRUE Brighton fan running the club the right way, investing his own money, fantastic stadium and new academy for future up coming Brighton players, new manager yes unproven at this level but he has to start somewhere and no better place than at our club, new players will be arriving but won't be to every ones liking, there have to get over that one, we've come a bloody long way were having good times at our club now, most off us have seen the bad times what we went through, no ground home matches at Gillingham, nearly went out the football league, to me I'm just great full we have a club to follow either at home or away, some people need to take a minute before they post negative views, last game away at Hereford sticks in my head, look at them now, were Brighton and hove Albion, and I'm bloody proud to be a fan!!
Up the Albion!!
Couldn't agree more UTA
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: What's the matter with some people on here we've got a TRUE Brighton fan running the club the right way, investing his own money, fantastic stadium and new academy for future up coming Brighton players, new manager yes unproven at this level but he has to start somewhere and no better place than at our club, new players will be arriving but won't be to every ones liking, there have to get over that one, we've come a bloody long way were having good times at our club now, most off us have seen the bad times what we went through, no ground home matches at Gillingham, nearly went out the football league, to me I'm just great full we have a club to follow either at home or away, some people need to take a minute before they post negative views, last game away at Hereford sticks in my head, look at them now, were Brighton and hove Albion, and I'm bloody proud to be a fan!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more UTA Merdalf the Wizard
  • Score: 6

7:51pm Tue 24 Jun 14

To baldly go says...

Have been away for a while but expected something to have happened by now! I am thoroughly disappointed at the lack of action on the player front.
I did quote a while back that little would happen until WC is over and the prem teams sort them selves out so should gave known better, but,the trouble is, other teams are buying/selling, and therefor strengthening their teams BEFORE pre season starts.
I know SH needs to see what we have before he can make a decision but hey, we pay these guys wages so why not call them back early so he can make that decision and we can start to look at potential targets before others snap them up! Agree we should not go mad and blow mega bucks, but if we ain't careful, a poor start to the season will see (as MBTS would say) a drop in gates and revenue, making the situation worse. Nothing has happened to talk about hence all the negativity, no communication from the club, like, who is sponsoring the Academy, what is the new kit like and it's release date, has Caldi, Bruno etc excepted their one year offers and so on, we have heard nothing and the silence is deafening!
I want the same as every Albion supporter, stability and promotion, but let's have some news and something to get excited about before it's to late! UTA
Have been away for a while but expected something to have happened by now! I am thoroughly disappointed at the lack of action on the player front. I did quote a while back that little would happen until WC is over and the prem teams sort them selves out so should gave known better, but,the trouble is, other teams are buying/selling, and therefor strengthening their teams BEFORE pre season starts. I know SH needs to see what we have before he can make a decision but hey, we pay these guys wages so why not call them back early so he can make that decision and we can start to look at potential targets before others snap them up! Agree we should not go mad and blow mega bucks, but if we ain't careful, a poor start to the season will see (as MBTS would say) a drop in gates and revenue, making the situation worse. Nothing has happened to talk about hence all the negativity, no communication from the club, like, who is sponsoring the Academy, what is the new kit like and it's release date, has Caldi, Bruno etc excepted their one year offers and so on, we have heard nothing and the silence is deafening! I want the same as every Albion supporter, stability and promotion, but let's have some news and something to get excited about before it's to late! UTA To baldly go
  • Score: -6

11:17pm Tue 24 Jun 14

OldGull says...

pjwilk wrote:
Give us a good team,or shall we put 26000 seats around the 30m training facility so we can sit and admire it while our team gets worse and weaker.Seems we need a new head of finance to put money into what is important to the fans , a successful football team.
PJillock
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: Give us a good team,or shall we put 26000 seats around the 30m training facility so we can sit and admire it while our team gets worse and weaker.Seems we need a new head of finance to put money into what is important to the fans , a successful football team.[/p][/quote]PJillock OldGull
  • Score: 4

11:42pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Cap'n Pugwash says...

pjwilk wrote:
Give us a good team,or shall we put 26000 seats around the 30m training facility so we can sit and admire it while our team gets worse and weaker.Seems we need a new head of finance to put money into what is important to the fans , a successful football team.
You're not the sharpest knife in the box are you?
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: Give us a good team,or shall we put 26000 seats around the 30m training facility so we can sit and admire it while our team gets worse and weaker.Seems we need a new head of finance to put money into what is important to the fans , a successful football team.[/p][/quote]You're not the sharpest knife in the box are you? Cap'n Pugwash
  • Score: 2

12:02am Wed 25 Jun 14

pjwilk says...

Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
pjwilk wrote:
Give us a good team,or shall we put 26000 seats around the 30m training facility so we can sit and admire it while our team gets worse and weaker.Seems we need a new head of finance to put money into what is important to the fans , a successful football team.
You're not the sharpest knife in the box are you?
Thought it was really sharp myself right to the point,get back aboard the lugger Pugwash.
[quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: Give us a good team,or shall we put 26000 seats around the 30m training facility so we can sit and admire it while our team gets worse and weaker.Seems we need a new head of finance to put money into what is important to the fans , a successful football team.[/p][/quote]You're not the sharpest knife in the box are you?[/p][/quote]Thought it was really sharp myself right to the point,get back aboard the lugger Pugwash. pjwilk
  • Score: -1

12:05am Wed 25 Jun 14

pjwilk says...

JeffLomer wrote:
What's the matter with some people on here we've got a TRUE Brighton fan running the club the right way, investing his own money, fantastic stadium and new academy for future up coming Brighton players, new manager yes unproven at this level but he has to start somewhere and no better place than at our club, new players will be arriving but won't be to every ones liking, there have to get over that one, we've come a bloody long way were having good times at our club now, most off us have seen the bad times what we went through, no ground home matches at Gillingham, nearly went out the football league, to me I'm just great full we have a club to follow either at home or away, some people need to take a minute before they post negative views, last game away at Hereford sticks in my head, look at them now, were Brighton and hove Albion, and I'm bloody proud to be a fan!!
Up the Albion!!
How long you going to live in the past.We are stagnating.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: What's the matter with some people on here we've got a TRUE Brighton fan running the club the right way, investing his own money, fantastic stadium and new academy for future up coming Brighton players, new manager yes unproven at this level but he has to start somewhere and no better place than at our club, new players will be arriving but won't be to every ones liking, there have to get over that one, we've come a bloody long way were having good times at our club now, most off us have seen the bad times what we went through, no ground home matches at Gillingham, nearly went out the football league, to me I'm just great full we have a club to follow either at home or away, some people need to take a minute before they post negative views, last game away at Hereford sticks in my head, look at them now, were Brighton and hove Albion, and I'm bloody proud to be a fan!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]How long you going to live in the past.We are stagnating. pjwilk
  • Score: -4

3:21am Wed 25 Jun 14

mickage says...

Taking this story from another angle...here is another great young English footballer who has accepted that he will never get in the Chelsea team after being there from the age of 11 to 18...why...?.. because teams like Chelsea build their success on buying established older, foreign players giving young English players little chance to develop at the highest level...and as both my evidence and conclusion I present England's dismal performance at the World Cup...
Taking this story from another angle...here is another great young English footballer who has accepted that he will never get in the Chelsea team after being there from the age of 11 to 18...why...?.. because teams like Chelsea build their success on buying established older, foreign players giving young English players little chance to develop at the highest level...and as both my evidence and conclusion I present England's dismal performance at the World Cup... mickage
  • Score: 3

6:44am Wed 25 Jun 14

JeffLomer says...

pjwilk wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
What's the matter with some people on here we've got a TRUE Brighton fan running the club the right way, investing his own money, fantastic stadium and new academy for future up coming Brighton players, new manager yes unproven at this level but he has to start somewhere and no better place than at our club, new players will be arriving but won't be to every ones liking, there have to get over that one, we've come a bloody long way were having good times at our club now, most off us have seen the bad times what we went through, no ground home matches at Gillingham, nearly went out the football league, to me I'm just great full we have a club to follow either at home or away, some people need to take a minute before they post negative views, last game away at Hereford sticks in my head, look at them now, were Brighton and hove Albion, and I'm bloody proud to be a fan!!
Up the Albion!!
How long you going to live in the past.We are stagnating.
I've seen the bad times at Brighton believe me, but I still go and support them good or bad, were like any other team in this league we would all like prem football, but no team has the right to get there, you might need a bit off luck on the way, getting there is one thing staying there is another, you need to go on holiday take your negative thoughts with you and leave them there!!
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: What's the matter with some people on here we've got a TRUE Brighton fan running the club the right way, investing his own money, fantastic stadium and new academy for future up coming Brighton players, new manager yes unproven at this level but he has to start somewhere and no better place than at our club, new players will be arriving but won't be to every ones liking, there have to get over that one, we've come a bloody long way were having good times at our club now, most off us have seen the bad times what we went through, no ground home matches at Gillingham, nearly went out the football league, to me I'm just great full we have a club to follow either at home or away, some people need to take a minute before they post negative views, last game away at Hereford sticks in my head, look at them now, were Brighton and hove Albion, and I'm bloody proud to be a fan!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]How long you going to live in the past.We are stagnating.[/p][/quote]I've seen the bad times at Brighton believe me, but I still go and support them good or bad, were like any other team in this league we would all like prem football, but no team has the right to get there, you might need a bit off luck on the way, getting there is one thing staying there is another, you need to go on holiday take your negative thoughts with you and leave them there!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 3

10:06am Wed 25 Jun 14

pjwilk says...

JeffLomer wrote:
pjwilk wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
What's the matter with some people on here we've got a TRUE Brighton fan running the club the right way, investing his own money, fantastic stadium and new academy for future up coming Brighton players, new manager yes unproven at this level but he has to start somewhere and no better place than at our club, new players will be arriving but won't be to every ones liking, there have to get over that one, we've come a bloody long way were having good times at our club now, most off us have seen the bad times what we went through, no ground home matches at Gillingham, nearly went out the football league, to me I'm just great full we have a club to follow either at home or away, some people need to take a minute before they post negative views, last game away at Hereford sticks in my head, look at them now, were Brighton and hove Albion, and I'm bloody proud to be a fan!!
Up the Albion!!
How long you going to live in the past.We are stagnating.
I've seen the bad times at Brighton believe me, but I still go and support them good or bad, were like any other team in this league we would all like prem football, but no team has the right to get there, you might need a bit off luck on the way, getting there is one thing staying there is another, you need to go on holiday take your negative thoughts with you and leave them there!!
We have all been there.We used to have food coupons and the horse and cart ,but we dont look back on those things saying we are so lucky now.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: What's the matter with some people on here we've got a TRUE Brighton fan running the club the right way, investing his own money, fantastic stadium and new academy for future up coming Brighton players, new manager yes unproven at this level but he has to start somewhere and no better place than at our club, new players will be arriving but won't be to every ones liking, there have to get over that one, we've come a bloody long way were having good times at our club now, most off us have seen the bad times what we went through, no ground home matches at Gillingham, nearly went out the football league, to me I'm just great full we have a club to follow either at home or away, some people need to take a minute before they post negative views, last game away at Hereford sticks in my head, look at them now, were Brighton and hove Albion, and I'm bloody proud to be a fan!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]How long you going to live in the past.We are stagnating.[/p][/quote]I've seen the bad times at Brighton believe me, but I still go and support them good or bad, were like any other team in this league we would all like prem football, but no team has the right to get there, you might need a bit off luck on the way, getting there is one thing staying there is another, you need to go on holiday take your negative thoughts with you and leave them there!![/p][/quote]We have all been there.We used to have food coupons and the horse and cart ,but we dont look back on those things saying we are so lucky now. pjwilk
  • Score: -2

4:11pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Cockwomble says...

pjwilk wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
pjwilk wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
What's the matter with some people on here we've got a TRUE Brighton fan running the club the right way, investing his own money, fantastic stadium and new academy for future up coming Brighton players, new manager yes unproven at this level but he has to start somewhere and no better place than at our club, new players will be arriving but won't be to every ones liking, there have to get over that one, we've come a bloody long way were having good times at our club now, most off us have seen the bad times what we went through, no ground home matches at Gillingham, nearly went out the football league, to me I'm just great full we have a club to follow either at home or away, some people need to take a minute before they post negative views, last game away at Hereford sticks in my head, look at them now, were Brighton and hove Albion, and I'm bloody proud to be a fan!!
Up the Albion!!
How long you going to live in the past.We are stagnating.
I've seen the bad times at Brighton believe me, but I still go and support them good or bad, were like any other team in this league we would all like prem football, but no team has the right to get there, you might need a bit off luck on the way, getting there is one thing staying there is another, you need to go on holiday take your negative thoughts with you and leave them there!!
We have all been there.We used to have food coupons and the horse and cart ,but we dont look back on those things saying we are so lucky now.
maybe you should.cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: What's the matter with some people on here we've got a TRUE Brighton fan running the club the right way, investing his own money, fantastic stadium and new academy for future up coming Brighton players, new manager yes unproven at this level but he has to start somewhere and no better place than at our club, new players will be arriving but won't be to every ones liking, there have to get over that one, we've come a bloody long way were having good times at our club now, most off us have seen the bad times what we went through, no ground home matches at Gillingham, nearly went out the football league, to me I'm just great full we have a club to follow either at home or away, some people need to take a minute before they post negative views, last game away at Hereford sticks in my head, look at them now, were Brighton and hove Albion, and I'm bloody proud to be a fan!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]How long you going to live in the past.We are stagnating.[/p][/quote]I've seen the bad times at Brighton believe me, but I still go and support them good or bad, were like any other team in this league we would all like prem football, but no team has the right to get there, you might need a bit off luck on the way, getting there is one thing staying there is another, you need to go on holiday take your negative thoughts with you and leave them there!![/p][/quote]We have all been there.We used to have food coupons and the horse and cart ,but we dont look back on those things saying we are so lucky now.[/p][/quote]maybe you should.cockwomble Cockwomble
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