CMS fancies Ulloa link-up

Craig Mackail-Smith would prefer to be on the pitch at the same time as Leo Ulloa

Craig Mackail-Smith would prefer to be on the pitch at the same time as Leo Ulloa

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

Craig Mackail-Smith has urged Leo Ulloa to stay with Albion so they can forge a partnership.

Mackail-Smith is keen to join forces with the Argentinean hitman under new boss Sami Hyypia.

The Seagulls have rejected three bids from Premier League newcomers Leicester City for Ulloa.

Crystal Palace tried to buy him last season and Ulloa has also been linked with Sunderland.

The players start pre-season training on Monday after completing medical tests today and Hyypia will have talks with Ulloa about his future.

Mackail-Smith is desperate for the target man to stay after limited chances to play alongside him when Gus Poyet and Oscar Garcia were in charge.

Mackail-Smith, who was sidelined by injury for 13 months, and Ulloa have only ever started one game together and only been on the pitch together for a total of 214 minutes.

Mackail-Smith said: “Leo Ulloa is massive for us and I’m not surprised he’s being linked with big clubs in the Premier League.

“He was our top goal scorer last season and has led the line brilliantly. It’s important we keep hold of him and hopefully we can build and put a team around him.

“I’d really like to actually get an opportunity to play alongside him. I’ve been here almost three years, he’s been here a couple, and we’ve only played together about twice. It would be nice to get a partnership going.

“Along with Leo it’s important to add a few new faces and the gaffer will do that, especially with the great links he has around the game.

“Hopefully we’ll have a strong squad and go better than we did in the play-offs last season.”

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6:15am Fri 27 Jun 14

mark by the sea says...

If sami is a counter attack manager,will he play 4-4 2 or 4-3-3 ? If he does either then ince will struggle as he did end of last season to play a game,
That could have been the ridiculous guaranteed start for lingard when fit, this the last straw for OG ..
As for him wanting Leo to stay , let's see what he does with his 17k pw contract with 8 months left before he is legally allowed to talk to other clubs.
I think Leo will go next week , his spokesman which the argus quoted was never named? I assume a link to his agent ?
If sami is a counter attack manager,will he play 4-4 2 or 4-3-3 ? If he does either then ince will struggle as he did end of last season to play a game, That could have been the ridiculous guaranteed start for lingard when fit, this the last straw for OG .. As for him wanting Leo to stay , let's see what he does with his 17k pw contract with 8 months left before he is legally allowed to talk to other clubs. I think Leo will go next week , his spokesman which the argus quoted was never named? I assume a link to his agent ? mark by the sea
  • Score: -16

6:39am Fri 27 Jun 14

thetungsten says...

Unrelated but interesting none the less- Albion are in advanced talks with Yeovil about signing Luke Ayling. Source: my next door neighbour whose son plays in the youth setup!
Unrelated but interesting none the less- Albion are in advanced talks with Yeovil about signing Luke Ayling. Source: my next door neighbour whose son plays in the youth setup! thetungsten
  • Score: 11

7:49am Fri 27 Jun 14

Baldseagull says...

mark by the sea wrote:
If sami is a counter attack manager,will he play 4-4 2 or 4-3-3 ? If he does either then ince will struggle as he did end of last season to play a game,
That could have been the ridiculous guaranteed start for lingard when fit, this the last straw for OG ..
As for him wanting Leo to stay , let's see what he does with his 17k pw contract with 8 months left before he is legally allowed to talk to other clubs.
I think Leo will go next week , his spokesman which the argus quoted was never named? I assume a link to his agent ?
We know you think Ulloa will be off, we all know it is a possibility, but you seem to want it to happen so you can say "told you so!" to the rest of us that dare to hope he stays.
The Lingard loan was a good deal but with some unwanted strings attached. Previous loans did not have a must play clause and barely did as they were not up to scratch, I doubt there was a better or equal player to be had without such a clause, so to avoid it we would have loaned in another bench warmer, which would have been worse than being forced to play a decent player.
You used to have some positive things to say, but you just look for problems these days, what happened?
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: If sami is a counter attack manager,will he play 4-4 2 or 4-3-3 ? If he does either then ince will struggle as he did end of last season to play a game, That could have been the ridiculous guaranteed start for lingard when fit, this the last straw for OG .. As for him wanting Leo to stay , let's see what he does with his 17k pw contract with 8 months left before he is legally allowed to talk to other clubs. I think Leo will go next week , his spokesman which the argus quoted was never named? I assume a link to his agent ?[/p][/quote]We know you think Ulloa will be off, we all know it is a possibility, but you seem to want it to happen so you can say "told you so!" to the rest of us that dare to hope he stays. The Lingard loan was a good deal but with some unwanted strings attached. Previous loans did not have a must play clause and barely did as they were not up to scratch, I doubt there was a better or equal player to be had without such a clause, so to avoid it we would have loaned in another bench warmer, which would have been worse than being forced to play a decent player. You used to have some positive things to say, but you just look for problems these days, what happened? Baldseagull
  • Score: 11

7:58am Fri 27 Jun 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

mark by the sea says...

If sami is a counter attack manager,will he play 4-4 2 or 4-3-3 ? If he does either then ince will struggle as he did end of last season to play a game,
That could have been the ridiculous guaranteed start for lingard when fit, this the last straw for OG ..
As for him wanting Leo to stay , let's see what he does with his 17k pw contract with 8 months left before he is legally allowed to talk to other clubs.
I think Leo will go next week , his spokesman which the argus quoted was never named? I assume a link to his agent ?

You have no idea what the guy earns. Total rubbish.
mark by the sea says... If sami is a counter attack manager,will he play 4-4 2 or 4-3-3 ? If he does either then ince will struggle as he did end of last season to play a game, That could have been the ridiculous guaranteed start for lingard when fit, this the last straw for OG .. As for him wanting Leo to stay , let's see what he does with his 17k pw contract with 8 months left before he is legally allowed to talk to other clubs. I think Leo will go next week , his spokesman which the argus quoted was never named? I assume a link to his agent ? You have no idea what the guy earns. Total rubbish. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 10

8:10am Fri 27 Jun 14

mark by the sea says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
mark by the sea says...

If sami is a counter attack manager,will he play 4-4 2 or 4-3-3 ? If he does either then ince will struggle as he did end of last season to play a game,
That could have been the ridiculous guaranteed start for lingard when fit, this the last straw for OG ..
As for him wanting Leo to stay , let's see what he does with his 17k pw contract with 8 months left before he is legally allowed to talk to other clubs.
I think Leo will go next week , his spokesman which the argus quoted was never named? I assume a link to his agent ?

You have no idea what the guy earns. Total rubbish.
The 17k pw week has been common knowledge since he joined, the highest paid player at the time we signed him, he did turn down 25k pw from Leicester , again that was widely known at the time...
I would imagine Leo is on 10k a week, but the promise of 25-30 in the premiership is to much for any man with a family..
Back to my point, if Cms has a great season , he will want big bucks for a new deal, if we don't pay he walks in June for nothing, we can't keep allowing this to happen year after year, Murray , Barnes , both called the shots, those two cost us very little in signing fees, however cms cost 3m , are we going to put that down to experience or not?
I think Leo will go because that's the best thing for his family and his football.
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: mark by the sea says... If sami is a counter attack manager,will he play 4-4 2 or 4-3-3 ? If he does either then ince will struggle as he did end of last season to play a game, That could have been the ridiculous guaranteed start for lingard when fit, this the last straw for OG .. As for him wanting Leo to stay , let's see what he does with his 17k pw contract with 8 months left before he is legally allowed to talk to other clubs. I think Leo will go next week , his spokesman which the argus quoted was never named? I assume a link to his agent ? You have no idea what the guy earns. Total rubbish.[/p][/quote]The 17k pw week has been common knowledge since he joined, the highest paid player at the time we signed him, he did turn down 25k pw from Leicester , again that was widely known at the time... I would imagine Leo is on 10k a week, but the promise of 25-30 in the premiership is to much for any man with a family.. Back to my point, if Cms has a great season , he will want big bucks for a new deal, if we don't pay he walks in June for nothing, we can't keep allowing this to happen year after year, Murray , Barnes , both called the shots, those two cost us very little in signing fees, however cms cost 3m , are we going to put that down to experience or not? I think Leo will go because that's the best thing for his family and his football. mark by the sea
  • Score: -9

8:17am Fri 27 Jun 14

farside says...

thetungsten wrote:
Unrelated but interesting none the less- Albion are in advanced talks with Yeovil about signing Luke Ayling. Source: my next door neighbour whose son plays in the youth setup!
Interesting. Normally a right back but two footed and available on a Bosman. Ipswich and Brentford have also had talks with him.
[quote][p][bold]thetungsten[/bold] wrote: Unrelated but interesting none the less- Albion are in advanced talks with Yeovil about signing Luke Ayling. Source: my next door neighbour whose son plays in the youth setup![/p][/quote]Interesting. Normally a right back but two footed and available on a Bosman. Ipswich and Brentford have also had talks with him. farside
  • Score: 5

9:42am Fri 27 Jun 14

Max Ripple says...

thetungsten wrote:
Unrelated but interesting none the less- Albion are in advanced talks with Yeovil about signing Luke Ayling. Source: my next door neighbour whose son plays in the youth setup!
Ah, the magnificent Yeovil links again. Lots of top class players there.
Maybe NJ knows more than we think?......
[quote][p][bold]thetungsten[/bold] wrote: Unrelated but interesting none the less- Albion are in advanced talks with Yeovil about signing Luke Ayling. Source: my next door neighbour whose son plays in the youth setup![/p][/quote]Ah, the magnificent Yeovil links again. Lots of top class players there. Maybe NJ knows more than we think?...... Max Ripple
  • Score: -6

9:50am Fri 27 Jun 14

Max Ripple says...

Max Ripple wrote:
thetungsten wrote:
Unrelated but interesting none the less- Albion are in advanced talks with Yeovil about signing Luke Ayling. Source: my next door neighbour whose son plays in the youth setup!
Ah, the magnificent Yeovil links again. Lots of top class players there.
Maybe NJ knows more than we think?......
Mind you, Steve Claridge said this of him, "excellent reading of the game, communication skills, organisational skills, aerial prowess, two footed ness and use of the ball." You never know, might be worth a shout.
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thetungsten[/bold] wrote: Unrelated but interesting none the less- Albion are in advanced talks with Yeovil about signing Luke Ayling. Source: my next door neighbour whose son plays in the youth setup![/p][/quote]Ah, the magnificent Yeovil links again. Lots of top class players there. Maybe NJ knows more than we think?......[/p][/quote]Mind you, Steve Claridge said this of him, "excellent reading of the game, communication skills, organisational skills, aerial prowess, two footed ness and use of the ball." You never know, might be worth a shout. Max Ripple
  • Score: 3

9:54am Fri 27 Jun 14

Cockwomble says...

mark by the sea wrote:
B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
mark by the sea says...

If sami is a counter attack manager,will he play 4-4 2 or 4-3-3 ? If he does either then ince will struggle as he did end of last season to play a game,
That could have been the ridiculous guaranteed start for lingard when fit, this the last straw for OG ..
As for him wanting Leo to stay , let's see what he does with his 17k pw contract with 8 months left before he is legally allowed to talk to other clubs.
I think Leo will go next week , his spokesman which the argus quoted was never named? I assume a link to his agent ?

You have no idea what the guy earns. Total rubbish.
The 17k pw week has been common knowledge since he joined, the highest paid player at the time we signed him, he did turn down 25k pw from Leicester , again that was widely known at the time...
I would imagine Leo is on 10k a week, but the promise of 25-30 in the premiership is to much for any man with a family..
Back to my point, if Cms has a great season , he will want big bucks for a new deal, if we don't pay he walks in June for nothing, we can't keep allowing this to happen year after year, Murray , Barnes , both called the shots, those two cost us very little in signing fees, however cms cost 3m , are we going to put that down to experience or not?
I think Leo will go because that's the best thing for his family and his football.
widley known or widely rumoured?common knowledge offten completey wrong.no-one actually knows.cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: mark by the sea says... If sami is a counter attack manager,will he play 4-4 2 or 4-3-3 ? If he does either then ince will struggle as he did end of last season to play a game, That could have been the ridiculous guaranteed start for lingard when fit, this the last straw for OG .. As for him wanting Leo to stay , let's see what he does with his 17k pw contract with 8 months left before he is legally allowed to talk to other clubs. I think Leo will go next week , his spokesman which the argus quoted was never named? I assume a link to his agent ? You have no idea what the guy earns. Total rubbish.[/p][/quote]The 17k pw week has been common knowledge since he joined, the highest paid player at the time we signed him, he did turn down 25k pw from Leicester , again that was widely known at the time... I would imagine Leo is on 10k a week, but the promise of 25-30 in the premiership is to much for any man with a family.. Back to my point, if Cms has a great season , he will want big bucks for a new deal, if we don't pay he walks in June for nothing, we can't keep allowing this to happen year after year, Murray , Barnes , both called the shots, those two cost us very little in signing fees, however cms cost 3m , are we going to put that down to experience or not? I think Leo will go because that's the best thing for his family and his football.[/p][/quote]widley known or widely rumoured?common knowledge offten completey wrong.no-one actually knows.cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 5

10:42am Fri 27 Jun 14

Baldseagull says...

mark by the sea wrote:
B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
mark by the sea says...

If sami is a counter attack manager,will he play 4-4 2 or 4-3-3 ? If he does either then ince will struggle as he did end of last season to play a game,
That could have been the ridiculous guaranteed start for lingard when fit, this the last straw for OG ..
As for him wanting Leo to stay , let's see what he does with his 17k pw contract with 8 months left before he is legally allowed to talk to other clubs.
I think Leo will go next week , his spokesman which the argus quoted was never named? I assume a link to his agent ?

You have no idea what the guy earns. Total rubbish.
The 17k pw week has been common knowledge since he joined, the highest paid player at the time we signed him, he did turn down 25k pw from Leicester , again that was widely known at the time...
I would imagine Leo is on 10k a week, but the promise of 25-30 in the premiership is to much for any man with a family..
Back to my point, if Cms has a great season , he will want big bucks for a new deal, if we don't pay he walks in June for nothing, we can't keep allowing this to happen year after year, Murray , Barnes , both called the shots, those two cost us very little in signing fees, however cms cost 3m , are we going to put that down to experience or not?
I think Leo will go because that's the best thing for his family and his football.
But he is contracted to Brighton. If a club wants to talk to him they have to agree a fee with us first, I don't see Ulloa as the type of guy to make a nuisance of himself to get a move.
I could be completely wrong but he comes across as a gent.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: mark by the sea says... If sami is a counter attack manager,will he play 4-4 2 or 4-3-3 ? If he does either then ince will struggle as he did end of last season to play a game, That could have been the ridiculous guaranteed start for lingard when fit, this the last straw for OG .. As for him wanting Leo to stay , let's see what he does with his 17k pw contract with 8 months left before he is legally allowed to talk to other clubs. I think Leo will go next week , his spokesman which the argus quoted was never named? I assume a link to his agent ? You have no idea what the guy earns. Total rubbish.[/p][/quote]The 17k pw week has been common knowledge since he joined, the highest paid player at the time we signed him, he did turn down 25k pw from Leicester , again that was widely known at the time... I would imagine Leo is on 10k a week, but the promise of 25-30 in the premiership is to much for any man with a family.. Back to my point, if Cms has a great season , he will want big bucks for a new deal, if we don't pay he walks in June for nothing, we can't keep allowing this to happen year after year, Murray , Barnes , both called the shots, those two cost us very little in signing fees, however cms cost 3m , are we going to put that down to experience or not? I think Leo will go because that's the best thing for his family and his football.[/p][/quote]But he is contracted to Brighton. If a club wants to talk to him they have to agree a fee with us first, I don't see Ulloa as the type of guy to make a nuisance of himself to get a move. I could be completely wrong but he comes across as a gent. Baldseagull
  • Score: 8

11:14am Fri 27 Jun 14

northeastpylon says...

Baldseagull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
mark by the sea says...

If sami is a counter attack manager,will he play 4-4 2 or 4-3-3 ? If he does either then ince will struggle as he did end of last season to play a game,
That could have been the ridiculous guaranteed start for lingard when fit, this the last straw for OG ..
As for him wanting Leo to stay , let's see what he does with his 17k pw contract with 8 months left before he is legally allowed to talk to other clubs.
I think Leo will go next week , his spokesman which the argus quoted was never named? I assume a link to his agent ?

You have no idea what the guy earns. Total rubbish.
The 17k pw week has been common knowledge since he joined, the highest paid player at the time we signed him, he did turn down 25k pw from Leicester , again that was widely known at the time...
I would imagine Leo is on 10k a week, but the promise of 25-30 in the premiership is to much for any man with a family..
Back to my point, if Cms has a great season , he will want big bucks for a new deal, if we don't pay he walks in June for nothing, we can't keep allowing this to happen year after year, Murray , Barnes , both called the shots, those two cost us very little in signing fees, however cms cost 3m , are we going to put that down to experience or not?
I think Leo will go because that's the best thing for his family and his football.
But he is contracted to Brighton. If a club wants to talk to him they have to agree a fee with us first, I don't see Ulloa as the type of guy to make a nuisance of himself to get a move.
I could be completely wrong but he comes across as a gent.
"common knowledge" , "widely known", " I would imagine"

Where exactly do these figures come from ?
[quote][p][bold]Baldseagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: mark by the sea says... If sami is a counter attack manager,will he play 4-4 2 or 4-3-3 ? If he does either then ince will struggle as he did end of last season to play a game, That could have been the ridiculous guaranteed start for lingard when fit, this the last straw for OG .. As for him wanting Leo to stay , let's see what he does with his 17k pw contract with 8 months left before he is legally allowed to talk to other clubs. I think Leo will go next week , his spokesman which the argus quoted was never named? I assume a link to his agent ? You have no idea what the guy earns. Total rubbish.[/p][/quote]The 17k pw week has been common knowledge since he joined, the highest paid player at the time we signed him, he did turn down 25k pw from Leicester , again that was widely known at the time... I would imagine Leo is on 10k a week, but the promise of 25-30 in the premiership is to much for any man with a family.. Back to my point, if Cms has a great season , he will want big bucks for a new deal, if we don't pay he walks in June for nothing, we can't keep allowing this to happen year after year, Murray , Barnes , both called the shots, those two cost us very little in signing fees, however cms cost 3m , are we going to put that down to experience or not? I think Leo will go because that's the best thing for his family and his football.[/p][/quote]But he is contracted to Brighton. If a club wants to talk to him they have to agree a fee with us first, I don't see Ulloa as the type of guy to make a nuisance of himself to get a move. I could be completely wrong but he comes across as a gent.[/p][/quote]"common knowledge" , "widely known", " I would imagine" Where exactly do these figures come from ? northeastpylon
  • Score: 6

11:23am Fri 27 Jun 14

Piglet1 says...

mark by the sea wrote:
If sami is a counter attack manager,will he play 4-4 2 or 4-3-3 ? If he does either then ince will struggle as he did end of last season to play a game,
That could have been the ridiculous guaranteed start for lingard when fit, this the last straw for OG ..
As for him wanting Leo to stay , let's see what he does with his 17k pw contract with 8 months left before he is legally allowed to talk to other clubs.
I think Leo will go next week , his spokesman which the argus quoted was never named? I assume a link to his agent ?
Negative, negative, negative. You always make these sort of comments and of course by chance some come true, but equally as many do not. Lets face it you know no more than any one else so why not try and put forward a positive approach it may be equally correct and might just cheer you up?
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: If sami is a counter attack manager,will he play 4-4 2 or 4-3-3 ? If he does either then ince will struggle as he did end of last season to play a game, That could have been the ridiculous guaranteed start for lingard when fit, this the last straw for OG .. As for him wanting Leo to stay , let's see what he does with his 17k pw contract with 8 months left before he is legally allowed to talk to other clubs. I think Leo will go next week , his spokesman which the argus quoted was never named? I assume a link to his agent ?[/p][/quote]Negative, negative, negative. You always make these sort of comments and of course by chance some come true, but equally as many do not. Lets face it you know no more than any one else so why not try and put forward a positive approach it may be equally correct and might just cheer you up? Piglet1
  • Score: 8

12:11pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Withdean-er says...

What's this, The Daily CMS?
2 CMS articles in 2 days - possibly from the very same interview?

Hopefully CMS won't be part of our first 11, as he simply isn't a very good footballer (of top Championship class) and Hyppia should have money to spend on better strikers.
What's this, The Daily CMS? 2 CMS articles in 2 days - possibly from the very same interview? Hopefully CMS won't be part of our first 11, as he simply isn't a very good footballer (of top Championship class) and Hyppia should have money to spend on better strikers. Withdean-er
  • Score: -10

12:25pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

I think we should just cut our losses on CMS. if we can get a couple of million for him we could get a couple of decent players instead. I did hear or read that Reading might be sniffing around.
I think we should just cut our losses on CMS. if we can get a couple of million for him we could get a couple of decent players instead. I did hear or read that Reading might be sniffing around. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -7

12:41pm Fri 27 Jun 14

To baldly go says...

Withdean-er wrote:
What's this, The Daily CMS?
2 CMS articles in 2 days - possibly from the very same interview?

Hopefully CMS won't be part of our first 11, as he simply isn't a very good footballer (of top Championship class) and Hyppia should have money to spend on better strikers.
Who would you have in place of him? Play him to his strengths and he will score, he can also cross the ball, something we've been missing since Conway left!
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: What's this, The Daily CMS? 2 CMS articles in 2 days - possibly from the very same interview? Hopefully CMS won't be part of our first 11, as he simply isn't a very good footballer (of top Championship class) and Hyppia should have money to spend on better strikers.[/p][/quote]Who would you have in place of him? Play him to his strengths and he will score, he can also cross the ball, something we've been missing since Conway left! To baldly go
  • Score: 7

12:46pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

It may or may not happen, but Ulloa and CMS feeding off each other (not in the Suarez sense, of course) sounds like a defender's nightmare - ala Spider and Wardy. It's something that's more likely to happen under Hyypia, I'd suggest...
It may or may not happen, but Ulloa and CMS feeding off each other (not in the Suarez sense, of course) sounds like a defender's nightmare - ala Spider and Wardy. It's something that's more likely to happen under Hyypia, I'd suggest... Willie, Willie Irvine
  • Score: 9

1:33pm Fri 27 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

Mark, are you one of those guys that walk up and down the road wearing front and back notice boards proclaiming, 'the end of the world is nigh.' I bet that if you set your mind to it you could find fault in the fact that the sun goes down at night, but rises again in the morning.
Mark, are you one of those guys that walk up and down the road wearing front and back notice boards proclaiming, 'the end of the world is nigh.' I bet that if you set your mind to it you could find fault in the fact that the sun goes down at night, but rises again in the morning. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

1:54pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Mark, are you one of those guys that walk up and down the road wearing front and back notice boards proclaiming, 'the end of the world is nigh.' I bet that if you set your mind to it you could find fault in the fact that the sun goes down at night, but rises again in the morning.
I guess you would feel a tad p'd off if you spent your days predicting the end of the world, only to find the sun reappearing on a daily basis...
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Mark, are you one of those guys that walk up and down the road wearing front and back notice boards proclaiming, 'the end of the world is nigh.' I bet that if you set your mind to it you could find fault in the fact that the sun goes down at night, but rises again in the morning.[/p][/quote]I guess you would feel a tad p'd off if you spent your days predicting the end of the world, only to find the sun reappearing on a daily basis... Willie, Willie Irvine
  • Score: 5

2:12pm Fri 27 Jun 14

albionfan33 says...

Willie, Willie Irvine wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Mark, are you one of those guys that walk up and down the road wearing front and back notice boards proclaiming, 'the end of the world is nigh.' I bet that if you set your mind to it you could find fault in the fact that the sun goes down at night, but rises again in the morning.
I guess you would feel a tad p'd off if you spent your days predicting the end of the world, only to find the sun reappearing on a daily basis...
that tickled me hehe
[quote][p][bold]Willie, Willie Irvine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Mark, are you one of those guys that walk up and down the road wearing front and back notice boards proclaiming, 'the end of the world is nigh.' I bet that if you set your mind to it you could find fault in the fact that the sun goes down at night, but rises again in the morning.[/p][/quote]I guess you would feel a tad p'd off if you spent your days predicting the end of the world, only to find the sun reappearing on a daily basis...[/p][/quote]that tickled me hehe albionfan33
  • Score: 3

4:21pm Fri 27 Jun 14

albionbloke says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Mark, are you one of those guys that walk up and down the road wearing front and back notice boards proclaiming, 'the end of the world is nigh.' I bet that if you set your mind to it you could find fault in the fact that the sun goes down at night, but rises again in the morning.
Nice one Vegas.....just about sums up this guy.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Mark, are you one of those guys that walk up and down the road wearing front and back notice boards proclaiming, 'the end of the world is nigh.' I bet that if you set your mind to it you could find fault in the fact that the sun goes down at night, but rises again in the morning.[/p][/quote]Nice one Vegas.....just about sums up this guy. albionbloke
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4:44pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
I think we should just cut our losses on CMS. if we can get a couple of million for him we could get a couple of decent players instead. I did hear or read that Reading might be sniffing around.
Mayfield, I'm not sure what leads you to such a damning conclusion on CMS. My hunch is you were still at primary school when he started his run of injuries. Personally I think with Ulloa's strength and holding ability and CMS's speed and dogged determination they would make an attacking formation that would worry most Championship defences. It's a partnership I've been waiting to see develop ever since Leo came to Brighton and established himself. I just hope that when Sami sits down with Ulloa he can persuade him that the Albion are looking to use them both (whenever possible) giving him the support he needs. Call me an optimist, but I foresee plenty of goals coming from that partnership if up by a strong attacking midfield and a strategy of fast counter attacking football. Go for it Sami!

UTA!!
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: I think we should just cut our losses on CMS. if we can get a couple of million for him we could get a couple of decent players instead. I did hear or read that Reading might be sniffing around.[/p][/quote]Mayfield, I'm not sure what leads you to such a damning conclusion on CMS. My hunch is you were still at primary school when he started his run of injuries. Personally I think with Ulloa's strength and holding ability and CMS's speed and dogged determination they would make an attacking formation that would worry most Championship defences. It's a partnership I've been waiting to see develop ever since Leo came to Brighton and established himself. I just hope that when Sami sits down with Ulloa he can persuade him that the Albion are looking to use them both (whenever possible) giving him the support he needs. Call me an optimist, but I foresee plenty of goals coming from that partnership if up by a strong attacking midfield and a strategy of fast counter attacking football. Go for it Sami! UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 4

6:39pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Withdean-er says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
I think we should just cut our losses on CMS. if we can get a couple of million for him we could get a couple of decent players instead. I did hear or read that Reading might be sniffing around.
Mayfield, I'm not sure what leads you to such a damning conclusion on CMS. My hunch is you were still at primary school when he started his run of injuries. Personally I think with Ulloa's strength and holding ability and CMS's speed and dogged determination they would make an attacking formation that would worry most Championship defences. It's a partnership I've been waiting to see develop ever since Leo came to Brighton and established himself. I just hope that when Sami sits down with Ulloa he can persuade him that the Albion are looking to use them both (whenever possible) giving him the support he needs. Call me an optimist, but I foresee plenty of goals coming from that partnership if up by a strong attacking midfield and a strategy of fast counter attacking football. Go for it Sami!

UTA!!
Mayfield's opinion is valid, although fans views are split on CMS.

Before injuries, CMS misses many glaring chances, hasn't the ability to surprise a goalie by tucking away half chances, and has an awful touch. He found his level as a prolific League One striker and has made the most of his abilities. He has great stamina, a great attitude and fans who've met him describe him as a lovely bloke, but he will never have the ability at Championship level to regularly destroy pacey and switched-on defences with balls played through, over the top or any other way.
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: I think we should just cut our losses on CMS. if we can get a couple of million for him we could get a couple of decent players instead. I did hear or read that Reading might be sniffing around.[/p][/quote]Mayfield, I'm not sure what leads you to such a damning conclusion on CMS. My hunch is you were still at primary school when he started his run of injuries. Personally I think with Ulloa's strength and holding ability and CMS's speed and dogged determination they would make an attacking formation that would worry most Championship defences. It's a partnership I've been waiting to see develop ever since Leo came to Brighton and established himself. I just hope that when Sami sits down with Ulloa he can persuade him that the Albion are looking to use them both (whenever possible) giving him the support he needs. Call me an optimist, but I foresee plenty of goals coming from that partnership if up by a strong attacking midfield and a strategy of fast counter attacking football. Go for it Sami! UTA!![/p][/quote]Mayfield's opinion is valid, although fans views are split on CMS. Before injuries, CMS misses many glaring chances, hasn't the ability to surprise a goalie by tucking away half chances, and has an awful touch. He found his level as a prolific League One striker and has made the most of his abilities. He has great stamina, a great attitude and fans who've met him describe him as a lovely bloke, but he will never have the ability at Championship level to regularly destroy pacey and switched-on defences with balls played through, over the top or any other way. Withdean-er
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2:38pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Captain Haddock says...

Baldseagull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
If sami is a counter attack manager,will he play 4-4 2 or 4-3-3 ? If he does either then ince will struggle as he did end of last season to play a game,
That could have been the ridiculous guaranteed start for lingard when fit, this the last straw for OG ..
As for him wanting Leo to stay , let's see what he does with his 17k pw contract with 8 months left before he is legally allowed to talk to other clubs.
I think Leo will go next week , his spokesman which the argus quoted was never named? I assume a link to his agent ?
We know you think Ulloa will be off, we all know it is a possibility, but you seem to want it to happen so you can say "told you so!" to the rest of us that dare to hope he stays.
The Lingard loan was a good deal but with some unwanted strings attached. Previous loans did not have a must play clause and barely did as they were not up to scratch, I doubt there was a better or equal player to be had without such a clause, so to avoid it we would have loaned in another bench warmer, which would have been worse than being forced to play a decent player.
You used to have some positive things to say, but you just look for problems these days, what happened?
That's an excellent post in all aspects in my opinion, Baldseagull.
[quote][p][bold]Baldseagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: If sami is a counter attack manager,will he play 4-4 2 or 4-3-3 ? If he does either then ince will struggle as he did end of last season to play a game, That could have been the ridiculous guaranteed start for lingard when fit, this the last straw for OG .. As for him wanting Leo to stay , let's see what he does with his 17k pw contract with 8 months left before he is legally allowed to talk to other clubs. I think Leo will go next week , his spokesman which the argus quoted was never named? I assume a link to his agent ?[/p][/quote]We know you think Ulloa will be off, we all know it is a possibility, but you seem to want it to happen so you can say "told you so!" to the rest of us that dare to hope he stays. The Lingard loan was a good deal but with some unwanted strings attached. Previous loans did not have a must play clause and barely did as they were not up to scratch, I doubt there was a better or equal player to be had without such a clause, so to avoid it we would have loaned in another bench warmer, which would have been worse than being forced to play a decent player. You used to have some positive things to say, but you just look for problems these days, what happened?[/p][/quote]That's an excellent post in all aspects in my opinion, Baldseagull. Captain Haddock
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