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Hyypia linked with ex-Finland keeper

The Argus: Antti Niemi Antti Niemi

New Albion manager Sam Hyypia has been linked with a move for former Finland international team-mate Antti Niemi as goalkeeping coach.

Niemi, 42, played for Southampton, Fulham and Hearts.

Hyypia needs a goalkeeping coach after Ruben Martinez returned to Maccabi Tel Aviv with Oscar Garcia.

Appointing Niemi could increase the chances of the Seagulls looking to Finland for a No. 1 replacement for the released Tomasz Kuszczak, with Niki Mäenpaa of VVV Venlo and Lukas Hradecky of Brondby IF potential candidates.

Meanwhile, Brentford are in pole position to land Leyton Orient winger Moses Odubajo, who has been a target for Albion.

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6:18am Fri 27 Jun 14

mark by the sea says...

So is he a goal keeping coach or a friend of sami? Does he have coaching experience? Sorry but lazy article with no meat to it whatsoever
So is he a goal keeping coach or a friend of sami? Does he have coaching experience? Sorry but lazy article with no meat to it whatsoever mark by the sea
  • Score: -19

6:25am Fri 27 Jun 14

Albion In Staffs says...

mark by the sea wrote:
So is he a goal keeping coach or a friend of sami? Does he have coaching experience? Sorry but lazy article with no meat to it whatsoever
Agreed.
Also, my view on the last line about the lad from Orient is 'So what?' There's no suggestion we're still interested, so I hope we don't get a list of posters on here claiming it as 'proof' that clubs like Brentford are beating us to players.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: So is he a goal keeping coach or a friend of sami? Does he have coaching experience? Sorry but lazy article with no meat to it whatsoever[/p][/quote]Agreed. Also, my view on the last line about the lad from Orient is 'So what?' There's no suggestion we're still interested, so I hope we don't get a list of posters on here claiming it as 'proof' that clubs like Brentford are beating us to players. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: -20

6:30am Fri 27 Jun 14

mark by the sea says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
So is he a goal keeping coach or a friend of sami? Does he have coaching experience? Sorry but lazy article with no meat to it whatsoever
Agreed.
Also, my view on the last line about the lad from Orient is 'So what?' There's no suggestion we're still interested, so I hope we don't get a list of posters on here claiming it as 'proof' that clubs like Brentford are beating us to players.
Agreed we need solid professionals with championship or premier pedigree,
and a few loan players who want to improve there future potential ,
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: So is he a goal keeping coach or a friend of sami? Does he have coaching experience? Sorry but lazy article with no meat to it whatsoever[/p][/quote]Agreed. Also, my view on the last line about the lad from Orient is 'So what?' There's no suggestion we're still interested, so I hope we don't get a list of posters on here claiming it as 'proof' that clubs like Brentford are beating us to players.[/p][/quote]Agreed we need solid professionals with championship or premier pedigree, and a few loan players who want to improve there future potential , mark by the sea
  • Score: -3

7:44am Fri 27 Jun 14

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

Neimi is the goalkeeping coach at HSK Helsinki and the national squad, apparently.... So whether he's a mate or not, he seems to know something about the job.
Neimi is the goalkeeping coach at HSK Helsinki and the national squad, apparently.... So whether he's a mate or not, he seems to know something about the job. Willie, Willie Irvine
  • Score: 31

7:46am Fri 27 Jun 14

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

Looks already in the previous articles that they are writing off our chances yet. Come on guys, lets at least give these boys a chance. Have a moan during the season as we all probably will do at some stage if things are going 'Pete Tong'.
Looks already in the previous articles that they are writing off our chances yet. Come on guys, lets at least give these boys a chance. Have a moan during the season as we all probably will do at some stage if things are going 'Pete Tong'. Tony the tiger eastbourne
  • Score: 6

8:01am Fri 27 Jun 14

farside says...

mark by the sea wrote:
So is he a goal keeping coach or a friend of sami? Does he have coaching experience? Sorry but lazy article with no meat to it whatsoever
Try looking it up....very lazy reader with no ability to undertake personal research. I blame poor education for failing to teach people that they dont always have to be led by the nose......
As it is he has coaching experience with the Finnish national team and HJK Helsinki (I lookedit up!).
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: So is he a goal keeping coach or a friend of sami? Does he have coaching experience? Sorry but lazy article with no meat to it whatsoever[/p][/quote]Try looking it up....very lazy reader with no ability to undertake personal research. I blame poor education for failing to teach people that they dont always have to be led by the nose...... As it is he has coaching experience with the Finnish national team and HJK Helsinki (I lookedit up!). farside
  • Score: 14

8:03am Fri 27 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

This appointment is good but what about signing an actual keeper that can play now? Also watch out for Brentford seeing them mentioned there, a mate of mine supports them, they have a new stadium and serious ambition to boot, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels for fear of being overtaken by other clubs. Be in no doubt whatsoever that the likes of them and Bournemouth are no longer the sort of lower league makeweights we can just assume we will beat, rather serious contenders in the top half of the table who are already out competing us for players. They have owners who will provide enough money to land the sort of players we should be after, next season could be a real slap in the face if we don't start getting some decent players in. Even making the play offs again will be beyond us and I think bloom just assumes we just need to turn up to make it ours.
This appointment is good but what about signing an actual keeper that can play now? Also watch out for Brentford seeing them mentioned there, a mate of mine supports them, they have a new stadium and serious ambition to boot, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels for fear of being overtaken by other clubs. Be in no doubt whatsoever that the likes of them and Bournemouth are no longer the sort of lower league makeweights we can just assume we will beat, rather serious contenders in the top half of the table who are already out competing us for players. They have owners who will provide enough money to land the sort of players we should be after, next season could be a real slap in the face if we don't start getting some decent players in. Even making the play offs again will be beyond us and I think bloom just assumes we just need to turn up to make it ours. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -23

8:11am Fri 27 Jun 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

The usual doom mongers are out in force this morning.
Just stay calm and see what develops in the next few weeks.
Not only is expectation a problem for clubs, it's impatience too from the fans.
UTA
The usual doom mongers are out in force this morning. Just stay calm and see what develops in the next few weeks. Not only is expectation a problem for clubs, it's impatience too from the fans. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 20

8:11am Fri 27 Jun 14

Albion In Staffs says...

farside wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
So is he a goal keeping coach or a friend of sami? Does he have coaching experience? Sorry but lazy article with no meat to it whatsoever
Try looking it up....very lazy reader with no ability to undertake personal research. I blame poor education for failing to teach people that they dont always have to be led by the nose......
As it is he has coaching experience with the Finnish national team and HJK Helsinki (I lookedit up!).
F,
I think his simple - and justified - point is that it's reasonable to expect a touch of relevant biog to be included in an article?
Playing for Southampton Fulham and Hearts doesn't make him a good coach, but coaching experience with one of their top clubs and the national side is relevant in reflecting him as more than just a friend of the manager.
It's not a point to go war on but when I read an article, I don't expect to have to research such basics.
[quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: So is he a goal keeping coach or a friend of sami? Does he have coaching experience? Sorry but lazy article with no meat to it whatsoever[/p][/quote]Try looking it up....very lazy reader with no ability to undertake personal research. I blame poor education for failing to teach people that they dont always have to be led by the nose...... As it is he has coaching experience with the Finnish national team and HJK Helsinki (I lookedit up!).[/p][/quote]F, I think his simple - and justified - point is that it's reasonable to expect a touch of relevant biog to be included in an article? Playing for Southampton Fulham and Hearts doesn't make him a good coach, but coaching experience with one of their top clubs and the national side is relevant in reflecting him as more than just a friend of the manager. It's not a point to go war on but when I read an article, I don't expect to have to research such basics. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 5

8:13am Fri 27 Jun 14

arc12 says...

If Brentford can afford to spend more on players than us that's fine. As far as I'm concerned it's the long term future of our club and our need to be sustainable that's important.

When I heard how much Ward was getting for a solid but ageing player it made me even more keen for us to play more of our youngsters this season. Walton should be our number 1 this season - I don't want us wasting money on overpaid players just looking for one last 'payday'. If that means we don't challenge for a few seasons so be it. Financial control and restraint must be our priority.
If Brentford can afford to spend more on players than us that's fine. As far as I'm concerned it's the long term future of our club and our need to be sustainable that's important. When I heard how much Ward was getting for a solid but ageing player it made me even more keen for us to play more of our youngsters this season. Walton should be our number 1 this season - I don't want us wasting money on overpaid players just looking for one last 'payday'. If that means we don't challenge for a few seasons so be it. Financial control and restraint must be our priority. arc12
  • Score: 12

8:13am Fri 27 Jun 14

mark by the sea says...

farside wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
So is he a goal keeping coach or a friend of sami? Does he have coaching experience? Sorry but lazy article with no meat to it whatsoever
Try looking it up....very lazy reader with no ability to undertake personal research. I blame poor education for failing to teach people that they dont always have to be led by the nose......
As it is he has coaching experience with the Finnish national team and HJK Helsinki (I lookedit up!).
So could have the journalist! .. Or is detail not part of his job he gets paid for?
I assume those details of his coaching experience are not in the argus paper either? Or are the people who pay for it meant to have a laptop to fill in the story?
[quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: So is he a goal keeping coach or a friend of sami? Does he have coaching experience? Sorry but lazy article with no meat to it whatsoever[/p][/quote]Try looking it up....very lazy reader with no ability to undertake personal research. I blame poor education for failing to teach people that they dont always have to be led by the nose...... As it is he has coaching experience with the Finnish national team and HJK Helsinki (I lookedit up!).[/p][/quote]So could have the journalist! .. Or is detail not part of his job he gets paid for? I assume those details of his coaching experience are not in the argus paper either? Or are the people who pay for it meant to have a laptop to fill in the story? mark by the sea
  • Score: -2

8:15am Fri 27 Jun 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
This appointment is good but what about signing an actual keeper that can play now? Also watch out for Brentford seeing them mentioned there, a mate of mine supports them, they have a new stadium and serious ambition to boot, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels for fear of being overtaken by other clubs. Be in no doubt whatsoever that the likes of them and Bournemouth are no longer the sort of lower league makeweights we can just assume we will beat, rather serious contenders in the top half of the table who are already out competing us for players. They have owners who will provide enough money to land the sort of players we should be after, next season could be a real slap in the face if we don't start getting some decent players in. Even making the play offs again will be beyond us and I think bloom just assumes we just need to turn up to make it ours.
He hasn't been appointed yet. And to be polite, I don't see that Brentford signing a bloke from Orient makes them a major player this season. If we signed him, I'd expect most on here and beyond to be suitably underwhelmed....
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: This appointment is good but what about signing an actual keeper that can play now? Also watch out for Brentford seeing them mentioned there, a mate of mine supports them, they have a new stadium and serious ambition to boot, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels for fear of being overtaken by other clubs. Be in no doubt whatsoever that the likes of them and Bournemouth are no longer the sort of lower league makeweights we can just assume we will beat, rather serious contenders in the top half of the table who are already out competing us for players. They have owners who will provide enough money to land the sort of players we should be after, next season could be a real slap in the face if we don't start getting some decent players in. Even making the play offs again will be beyond us and I think bloom just assumes we just need to turn up to make it ours.[/p][/quote]He hasn't been appointed yet. And to be polite, I don't see that Brentford signing a bloke from Orient makes them a major player this season. If we signed him, I'd expect most on here and beyond to be suitably underwhelmed.... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 6

8:15am Fri 27 Jun 14

Baldseagull says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
So is he a goal keeping coach or a friend of sami? Does he have coaching experience? Sorry but lazy article with no meat to it whatsoever
Agreed.
Also, my view on the last line about the lad from Orient is 'So what?' There's no suggestion we're still interested, so I hope we don't get a list of posters on here claiming it as 'proof' that clubs like Brentford are beating us to players.
Agreed we need solid professionals with championship or premier pedigree,
and a few loan players who want to improve there future potential ,
Whilst it is nice to know your players have done well at Championship or Premier level, we have had some very good players that have never played in either.
Not fussed where a player comes from, some real legends of the game have spent some time playing lower league or non league football.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: So is he a goal keeping coach or a friend of sami? Does he have coaching experience? Sorry but lazy article with no meat to it whatsoever[/p][/quote]Agreed. Also, my view on the last line about the lad from Orient is 'So what?' There's no suggestion we're still interested, so I hope we don't get a list of posters on here claiming it as 'proof' that clubs like Brentford are beating us to players.[/p][/quote]Agreed we need solid professionals with championship or premier pedigree, and a few loan players who want to improve there future potential ,[/p][/quote]Whilst it is nice to know your players have done well at Championship or Premier level, we have had some very good players that have never played in either. Not fussed where a player comes from, some real legends of the game have spent some time playing lower league or non league football. Baldseagull
  • Score: 7

8:16am Fri 27 Jun 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

One would assume that having played for Southampton, Fulham and Hearts for the major part of his career (although I'm not sure that Hearts would really count for much) that Niemi has a pretty good grip of the English language. I don't really see how that leads to an apparent assumption that we are likely to look towards Finland for our next goalkeeper. I'm sure Neimi would be equally adept at coaching an English lad - well let's hope so for Christian Walton's sake at least!!

Unless of course the Argus knows more than it's letting on... unlikely I know!!

UTA!!
One would assume that having played for Southampton, Fulham and Hearts for the major part of his career (although I'm not sure that Hearts would really count for much) that Niemi has a pretty good grip of the English language. I don't really see how that leads to an apparent assumption that we are likely to look towards Finland for our next goalkeeper. I'm sure Neimi would be equally adept at coaching an English lad - well let's hope so for Christian Walton's sake at least!! Unless of course the Argus knows more than it's letting on... unlikely I know!! UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 10

9:54am Fri 27 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
This appointment is good but what about signing an actual keeper that can play now? Also watch out for Brentford seeing them mentioned there, a mate of mine supports them, they have a new stadium and serious ambition to boot, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels for fear of being overtaken by other clubs. Be in no doubt whatsoever that the likes of them and Bournemouth are no longer the sort of lower league makeweights we can just assume we will beat, rather serious contenders in the top half of the table who are already out competing us for players. They have owners who will provide enough money to land the sort of players we should be after, next season could be a real slap in the face if we don't start getting some decent players in. Even making the play offs again will be beyond us and I think bloom just assumes we just need to turn up to make it ours.
He hasn't been appointed yet. And to be polite, I don't see that Brentford signing a bloke from Orient makes them a major player this season. If we signed him, I'd expect most on here and beyond to be suitably underwhelmed....
No this bloke is brilliant and a number of clubs are after him, let's hope he doesn't come back to haunt us.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: This appointment is good but what about signing an actual keeper that can play now? Also watch out for Brentford seeing them mentioned there, a mate of mine supports them, they have a new stadium and serious ambition to boot, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels for fear of being overtaken by other clubs. Be in no doubt whatsoever that the likes of them and Bournemouth are no longer the sort of lower league makeweights we can just assume we will beat, rather serious contenders in the top half of the table who are already out competing us for players. They have owners who will provide enough money to land the sort of players we should be after, next season could be a real slap in the face if we don't start getting some decent players in. Even making the play offs again will be beyond us and I think bloom just assumes we just need to turn up to make it ours.[/p][/quote]He hasn't been appointed yet. And to be polite, I don't see that Brentford signing a bloke from Orient makes them a major player this season. If we signed him, I'd expect most on here and beyond to be suitably underwhelmed....[/p][/quote]No this bloke is brilliant and a number of clubs are after him, let's hope he doesn't come back to haunt us. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -6

10:02am Fri 27 Jun 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
This appointment is good but what about signing an actual keeper that can play now? Also watch out for Brentford seeing them mentioned there, a mate of mine supports them, they have a new stadium and serious ambition to boot, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels for fear of being overtaken by other clubs. Be in no doubt whatsoever that the likes of them and Bournemouth are no longer the sort of lower league makeweights we can just assume we will beat, rather serious contenders in the top half of the table who are already out competing us for players. They have owners who will provide enough money to land the sort of players we should be after, next season could be a real slap in the face if we don't start getting some decent players in. Even making the play offs again will be beyond us and I think bloom just assumes we just need to turn up to make it ours.
He hasn't been appointed yet. And to be polite, I don't see that Brentford signing a bloke from Orient makes them a major player this season. If we signed him, I'd expect most on here and beyond to be suitably underwhelmed....
No this bloke is brilliant and a number of clubs are after him, let's hope he doesn't come back to haunt us.
I don't know him at all and if you do, then so be it.
But if he really is that good, I must admit, i'm thinking 'why Brentford?'
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: This appointment is good but what about signing an actual keeper that can play now? Also watch out for Brentford seeing them mentioned there, a mate of mine supports them, they have a new stadium and serious ambition to boot, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels for fear of being overtaken by other clubs. Be in no doubt whatsoever that the likes of them and Bournemouth are no longer the sort of lower league makeweights we can just assume we will beat, rather serious contenders in the top half of the table who are already out competing us for players. They have owners who will provide enough money to land the sort of players we should be after, next season could be a real slap in the face if we don't start getting some decent players in. Even making the play offs again will be beyond us and I think bloom just assumes we just need to turn up to make it ours.[/p][/quote]He hasn't been appointed yet. And to be polite, I don't see that Brentford signing a bloke from Orient makes them a major player this season. If we signed him, I'd expect most on here and beyond to be suitably underwhelmed....[/p][/quote]No this bloke is brilliant and a number of clubs are after him, let's hope he doesn't come back to haunt us.[/p][/quote]I don't know him at all and if you do, then so be it. But if he really is that good, I must admit, i'm thinking 'why Brentford?' Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 2

10:49am Fri 27 Jun 14

pjwilk says...

Surely we need a goalkeeper and not a coach,who will he coaching ,lets get the team sorted before we worry about these jobs for mates.
Surely we need a goalkeeper and not a coach,who will he coaching ,lets get the team sorted before we worry about these jobs for mates. pjwilk
  • Score: -8

11:22am Fri 27 Jun 14

JeffLomer says...

pjwilk wrote:
Surely we need a goalkeeper and not a coach,who will he coaching ,lets get the team sorted before we worry about these jobs for mates.
I have come to the conclusion you and Mayfield must be conjoined twins fighting over one computer to see who can post the first negative post off the day, in fairness to you Mayfield seems to always beats you to the first negative post every day, i can not understand why you are both so down beat on the club all the time, the season is 7 weeks away, new players will arrive when we have identified them, if the season started next week we could with out doubt pick a team to play, we want to get the best players in within budget and good enough to play for our club, stop panicking both off you!!
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: Surely we need a goalkeeper and not a coach,who will he coaching ,lets get the team sorted before we worry about these jobs for mates.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion you and Mayfield must be conjoined twins fighting over one computer to see who can post the first negative post off the day, in fairness to you Mayfield seems to always beats you to the first negative post every day, i can not understand why you are both so down beat on the club all the time, the season is 7 weeks away, new players will arrive when we have identified them, if the season started next week we could with out doubt pick a team to play, we want to get the best players in within budget and good enough to play for our club, stop panicking both off you!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 13

11:31am Fri 27 Jun 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
This appointment is good but what about signing an actual keeper that can play now? Also watch out for Brentford seeing them mentioned there, a mate of mine supports them, they have a new stadium and serious ambition to boot, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels for fear of being overtaken by other clubs. Be in no doubt whatsoever that the likes of them and Bournemouth are no longer the sort of lower league makeweights we can just assume we will beat, rather serious contenders in the top half of the table who are already out competing us for players. They have owners who will provide enough money to land the sort of players we should be after, next season could be a real slap in the face if we don't start getting some decent players in. Even making the play offs again will be beyond us and I think bloom just assumes we just need to turn up to make it ours.
He hasn't been appointed yet. And to be polite, I don't see that Brentford signing a bloke from Orient makes them a major player this season. If we signed him, I'd expect most on here and beyond to be suitably underwhelmed....
No this bloke is brilliant and a number of clubs are after him, let's hope he doesn't come back to haunt us.
I don't know him at all and if you do, then so be it.
But if he really is that good, I must admit, i'm thinking 'why Brentford?'
If you check the current league table Brentford is above us. I know it's only alphabetical but my point is why not!. Brentford is a Championship club which is exactly what we are at present. There appears a certain arrogance in our support that says we've got a big ground now and therefore are more superior than the likes of Brentford or Bournemouth.
Wake up and smell the coffee because it's 11 men against 11 on the pitch and as we've seen in the World Cup small countries are beating the so called giants.
I don't know much about this lad from Orient but maybe, just maybe, he lives in Brentford and is a fan. Maybe he has always wanted to play for them or just fancies staying in London. Don't start moaning because it appears we have been outbid. Maybe we decided not to pursue the matter.
Anyway we might see him at the Amex this coming season and we can all see for ourselves how good he is. Or then again maybe........ UTA
[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: This appointment is good but what about signing an actual keeper that can play now? Also watch out for Brentford seeing them mentioned there, a mate of mine supports them, they have a new stadium and serious ambition to boot, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels for fear of being overtaken by other clubs. Be in no doubt whatsoever that the likes of them and Bournemouth are no longer the sort of lower league makeweights we can just assume we will beat, rather serious contenders in the top half of the table who are already out competing us for players. They have owners who will provide enough money to land the sort of players we should be after, next season could be a real slap in the face if we don't start getting some decent players in. Even making the play offs again will be beyond us and I think bloom just assumes we just need to turn up to make it ours.[/p][/quote]He hasn't been appointed yet. And to be polite, I don't see that Brentford signing a bloke from Orient makes them a major player this season. If we signed him, I'd expect most on here and beyond to be suitably underwhelmed....[/p][/quote]No this bloke is brilliant and a number of clubs are after him, let's hope he doesn't come back to haunt us.[/p][/quote]I don't know him at all and if you do, then so be it. But if he really is that good, I must admit, i'm thinking 'why Brentford?'[/p][/quote]If you check the current league table Brentford is above us. I know it's only alphabetical but my point is why not!. Brentford is a Championship club which is exactly what we are at present. There appears a certain arrogance in our support that says we've got a big ground now and therefore are more superior than the likes of Brentford or Bournemouth. Wake up and smell the coffee because it's 11 men against 11 on the pitch and as we've seen in the World Cup small countries are beating the so called giants. I don't know much about this lad from Orient but maybe, just maybe, he lives in Brentford and is a fan. Maybe he has always wanted to play for them or just fancies staying in London. Don't start moaning because it appears we have been outbid. Maybe we decided not to pursue the matter. Anyway we might see him at the Amex this coming season and we can all see for ourselves how good he is. Or then again maybe........ UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 2

11:56am Fri 27 Jun 14

pjwilk says...

JeffLomer wrote:
pjwilk wrote:
Surely we need a goalkeeper and not a coach,who will he coaching ,lets get the team sorted before we worry about these jobs for mates.
I have come to the conclusion you and Mayfield must be conjoined twins fighting over one computer to see who can post the first negative post off the day, in fairness to you Mayfield seems to always beats you to the first negative post every day, i can not understand why you are both so down beat on the club all the time, the season is 7 weeks away, new players will arrive when we have identified them, if the season started next week we could with out doubt pick a team to play, we want to get the best players in within budget and good enough to play for our club, stop panicking both off you!!
So would you start the season without a goalkeeper safe in the knowledge that we do have a coach though.Cant see your reasoning.Are you happy with a 30m training facility and plenty of coaches but no team.?
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: Surely we need a goalkeeper and not a coach,who will he coaching ,lets get the team sorted before we worry about these jobs for mates.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion you and Mayfield must be conjoined twins fighting over one computer to see who can post the first negative post off the day, in fairness to you Mayfield seems to always beats you to the first negative post every day, i can not understand why you are both so down beat on the club all the time, the season is 7 weeks away, new players will arrive when we have identified them, if the season started next week we could with out doubt pick a team to play, we want to get the best players in within budget and good enough to play for our club, stop panicking both off you!![/p][/quote]So would you start the season without a goalkeeper safe in the knowledge that we do have a coach though.Cant see your reasoning.Are you happy with a 30m training facility and plenty of coaches but no team.? pjwilk
  • Score: -9

12:17pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
This appointment is good but what about signing an actual keeper that can play now? Also watch out for Brentford seeing them mentioned there, a mate of mine supports them, they have a new stadium and serious ambition to boot, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels for fear of being overtaken by other clubs. Be in no doubt whatsoever that the likes of them and Bournemouth are no longer the sort of lower league makeweights we can just assume we will beat, rather serious contenders in the top half of the table who are already out competing us for players. They have owners who will provide enough money to land the sort of players we should be after, next season could be a real slap in the face if we don't start getting some decent players in. Even making the play offs again will be beyond us and I think bloom just assumes we just need to turn up to make it ours.
He hasn't been appointed yet. And to be polite, I don't see that Brentford signing a bloke from Orient makes them a major player this season. If we signed him, I'd expect most on here and beyond to be suitably underwhelmed....
No this bloke is brilliant and a number of clubs are after him, let's hope he doesn't come back to haunt us.
I don't know him at all and if you do, then so be it.
But if he really is that good, I must admit, i'm thinking 'why Brentford?'
As I said earlie, Brentford have built a new ground and have money to spend, they have big ambition and are able to attract the best players, they do not need to spend 30 million on a training complex to do it either. We might consider ourselves a much bigger club than them and quite a few other clubs, but that is no longer the case and next season could be a harsh lesson in reality if we do not up our game.
[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: This appointment is good but what about signing an actual keeper that can play now? Also watch out for Brentford seeing them mentioned there, a mate of mine supports them, they have a new stadium and serious ambition to boot, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels for fear of being overtaken by other clubs. Be in no doubt whatsoever that the likes of them and Bournemouth are no longer the sort of lower league makeweights we can just assume we will beat, rather serious contenders in the top half of the table who are already out competing us for players. They have owners who will provide enough money to land the sort of players we should be after, next season could be a real slap in the face if we don't start getting some decent players in. Even making the play offs again will be beyond us and I think bloom just assumes we just need to turn up to make it ours.[/p][/quote]He hasn't been appointed yet. And to be polite, I don't see that Brentford signing a bloke from Orient makes them a major player this season. If we signed him, I'd expect most on here and beyond to be suitably underwhelmed....[/p][/quote]No this bloke is brilliant and a number of clubs are after him, let's hope he doesn't come back to haunt us.[/p][/quote]I don't know him at all and if you do, then so be it. But if he really is that good, I must admit, i'm thinking 'why Brentford?'[/p][/quote]As I said earlie, Brentford have built a new ground and have money to spend, they have big ambition and are able to attract the best players, they do not need to spend 30 million on a training complex to do it either. We might consider ourselves a much bigger club than them and quite a few other clubs, but that is no longer the case and next season could be a harsh lesson in reality if we do not up our game. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -9

12:24pm Fri 27 Jun 14

OldGull says...

JeffLomer wrote:
pjwilk wrote:
Surely we need a goalkeeper and not a coach,who will he coaching ,lets get the team sorted before we worry about these jobs for mates.
I have come to the conclusion you and Mayfield must be conjoined twins fighting over one computer to see who can post the first negative post off the day, in fairness to you Mayfield seems to always beats you to the first negative post every day, i can not understand why you are both so down beat on the club all the time, the season is 7 weeks away, new players will arrive when we have identified them, if the season started next week we could with out doubt pick a team to play, we want to get the best players in within budget and good enough to play for our club, stop panicking both off you!!
I think you have rattled his cage.
To be fair to him , he can be positive.......
Positively downbeat on all things Albion
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: Surely we need a goalkeeper and not a coach,who will he coaching ,lets get the team sorted before we worry about these jobs for mates.[/p][/quote]I have come to the conclusion you and Mayfield must be conjoined twins fighting over one computer to see who can post the first negative post off the day, in fairness to you Mayfield seems to always beats you to the first negative post every day, i can not understand why you are both so down beat on the club all the time, the season is 7 weeks away, new players will arrive when we have identified them, if the season started next week we could with out doubt pick a team to play, we want to get the best players in within budget and good enough to play for our club, stop panicking both off you!![/p][/quote]I think you have rattled his cage. To be fair to him , he can be positive....... Positively downbeat on all things Albion OldGull
  • Score: 5

12:30pm Fri 27 Jun 14

pannell1 says...

Sammy lee is now on board as asst manager i believe leaving bolton
Sammy lee is now on board as asst manager i believe leaving bolton pannell1
  • Score: 1

12:34pm Fri 27 Jun 14

OldGull says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
This appointment is good but what about signing an actual keeper that can play now? Also watch out for Brentford seeing them mentioned there, a mate of mine supports them, they have a new stadium and serious ambition to boot, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels for fear of being overtaken by other clubs. Be in no doubt whatsoever that the likes of them and Bournemouth are no longer the sort of lower league makeweights we can just assume we will beat, rather serious contenders in the top half of the table who are already out competing us for players. They have owners who will provide enough money to land the sort of players we should be after, next season could be a real slap in the face if we don't start getting some decent players in. Even making the play offs again will be beyond us and I think bloom just assumes we just need to turn up to make it ours.
He hasn't been appointed yet. And to be polite, I don't see that Brentford signing a bloke from Orient makes them a major player this season. If we signed him, I'd expect most on here and beyond to be suitably underwhelmed....
No this bloke is brilliant and a number of clubs are after him, let's hope he doesn't come back to haunt us.
I don't know him at all and if you do, then so be it.
But if he really is that good, I must admit, i'm thinking 'why Brentford?'
As I said earlie, Brentford have built a new ground and have money to spend, they have big ambition and are able to attract the best players, they do not need to spend 30 million on a training complex to do it either. We might consider ourselves a much bigger club than them and quite a few other clubs, but that is no longer the case and next season could be a harsh lesson in reality if we do not up our game.
Get your Facts right
Brentford HAVE NOT got a new stadium
They only received final approval to build in March
They haven't started building yet.
I think we have more chance of building a team in 6 weeks than they have of building a complete stadium.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [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: This appointment is good but what about signing an actual keeper that can play now? Also watch out for Brentford seeing them mentioned there, a mate of mine supports them, they have a new stadium and serious ambition to boot, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels for fear of being overtaken by other clubs. Be in no doubt whatsoever that the likes of them and Bournemouth are no longer the sort of lower league makeweights we can just assume we will beat, rather serious contenders in the top half of the table who are already out competing us for players. They have owners who will provide enough money to land the sort of players we should be after, next season could be a real slap in the face if we don't start getting some decent players in. Even making the play offs again will be beyond us and I think bloom just assumes we just need to turn up to make it ours.[/p][/quote]He hasn't been appointed yet. And to be polite, I don't see that Brentford signing a bloke from Orient makes them a major player this season. If we signed him, I'd expect most on here and beyond to be suitably underwhelmed....[/p][/quote]No this bloke is brilliant and a number of clubs are after him, let's hope he doesn't come back to haunt us.[/p][/quote]I don't know him at all and if you do, then so be it. But if he really is that good, I must admit, i'm thinking 'why Brentford?'[/p][/quote]As I said earlie, Brentford have built a new ground and have money to spend, they have big ambition and are able to attract the best players, they do not need to spend 30 million on a training complex to do it either. We might consider ourselves a much bigger club than them and quite a few other clubs, but that is no longer the case and next season could be a harsh lesson in reality if we do not up our game.[/p][/quote]Get your Facts right Brentford HAVE NOT got a new stadium They only received final approval to build in March They haven't started building yet. I think we have more chance of building a team in 6 weeks than they have of building a complete stadium. OldGull
  • Score: 7

1:06pm Fri 27 Jun 14

VegasSeagull says...

What I find quite interesting is that, a few people that contribute to this forum have this idea that the club/team are in trouble. I am not talking of all the doom and gloom, that's for the WUMS and they are best ignored, but there are a few that really believe that the club are not doing the right things.

There are a lot of things that are, 'instant,' in our lives, and most of what is instant is best avoided, effort and patience will always trump a, 'grab it now,' approach.
What I find quite interesting is that, a few people that contribute to this forum have this idea that the club/team are in trouble. I am not talking of all the doom and gloom, that's for the WUMS and they are best ignored, but there are a few that really believe that the club are not doing the right things. There are a lot of things that are, 'instant,' in our lives, and most of what is instant is best avoided, effort and patience will always trump a, 'grab it now,' approach. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

1:13pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
This appointment is good but what about signing an actual keeper that can play now? Also watch out for Brentford seeing them mentioned there, a mate of mine supports them, they have a new stadium and serious ambition to boot, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels for fear of being overtaken by other clubs. Be in no doubt whatsoever that the likes of them and Bournemouth are no longer the sort of lower league makeweights we can just assume we will beat, rather serious contenders in the top half of the table who are already out competing us for players. They have owners who will provide enough money to land the sort of players we should be after, next season could be a real slap in the face if we don't start getting some decent players in. Even making the play offs again will be beyond us and I think bloom just assumes we just need to turn up to make it ours.
He hasn't been appointed yet. And to be polite, I don't see that Brentford signing a bloke from Orient makes them a major player this season. If we signed him, I'd expect most on here and beyond to be suitably underwhelmed....
No this bloke is brilliant and a number of clubs are after him, let's hope he doesn't come back to haunt us.
I don't know him at all and if you do, then so be it.
But if he really is that good, I must admit, i'm thinking 'why Brentford?'
If you check the current league table Brentford is above us. I know it's only alphabetical but my point is why not!. Brentford is a Championship club which is exactly what we are at present. There appears a certain arrogance in our support that says we've got a big ground now and therefore are more superior than the likes of Brentford or Bournemouth.
Wake up and smell the coffee because it's 11 men against 11 on the pitch and as we've seen in the World Cup small countries are beating the so called giants.
I don't know much about this lad from Orient but maybe, just maybe, he lives in Brentford and is a fan. Maybe he has always wanted to play for them or just fancies staying in London. Don't start moaning because it appears we have been outbid. Maybe we decided not to pursue the matter.
Anyway we might see him at the Amex this coming season and we can all see for ourselves how good he is. Or then again maybe........ UTA
Well I'd hardly call it a moan and I don't think its 'Albion arrogance' to ask that if he's supposed to be that good why is his likely destination Brentford.
I actually made the point, as you have, that he might not be of interest any longer after which, Mayfield's exact description was that the lad was 'brilliant'.
In my humble opinion the words brilliant and Brentford don't historically go together. Hence my question.
It's my view that we're trying to build a squad get promoted, not, as Brentford are likely to do, build one to survive. Although that, of course may be construed by you as arrogance rather than ambition.....
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: [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: This appointment is good but what about signing an actual keeper that can play now? Also watch out for Brentford seeing them mentioned there, a mate of mine supports them, they have a new stadium and serious ambition to boot, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels for fear of being overtaken by other clubs. Be in no doubt whatsoever that the likes of them and Bournemouth are no longer the sort of lower league makeweights we can just assume we will beat, rather serious contenders in the top half of the table who are already out competing us for players. They have owners who will provide enough money to land the sort of players we should be after, next season could be a real slap in the face if we don't start getting some decent players in. Even making the play offs again will be beyond us and I think bloom just assumes we just need to turn up to make it ours.[/p][/quote]He hasn't been appointed yet. And to be polite, I don't see that Brentford signing a bloke from Orient makes them a major player this season. If we signed him, I'd expect most on here and beyond to be suitably underwhelmed....[/p][/quote]No this bloke is brilliant and a number of clubs are after him, let's hope he doesn't come back to haunt us.[/p][/quote]I don't know him at all and if you do, then so be it. But if he really is that good, I must admit, i'm thinking 'why Brentford?'[/p][/quote]If you check the current league table Brentford is above us. I know it's only alphabetical but my point is why not!. Brentford is a Championship club which is exactly what we are at present. There appears a certain arrogance in our support that says we've got a big ground now and therefore are more superior than the likes of Brentford or Bournemouth. Wake up and smell the coffee because it's 11 men against 11 on the pitch and as we've seen in the World Cup small countries are beating the so called giants. I don't know much about this lad from Orient but maybe, just maybe, he lives in Brentford and is a fan. Maybe he has always wanted to play for them or just fancies staying in London. Don't start moaning because it appears we have been outbid. Maybe we decided not to pursue the matter. Anyway we might see him at the Amex this coming season and we can all see for ourselves how good he is. Or then again maybe........ UTA[/p][/quote]Well I'd hardly call it a moan and I don't think its 'Albion arrogance' to ask that if he's supposed to be that good why is his likely destination Brentford. I actually made the point, as you have, that he might not be of interest any longer after which, Mayfield's exact description was that the lad was 'brilliant'. In my humble opinion the words brilliant and Brentford don't historically go together. Hence my question. It's my view that we're trying to build a squad get promoted, not, as Brentford are likely to do, build one to survive. Although that, of course may be construed by you as arrogance rather than ambition..... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 4

1:22pm Fri 27 Jun 14

JeffLomer says...

OldGull wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
This appointment is good but what about signing an actual keeper that can play now? Also watch out for Brentford seeing them mentioned there, a mate of mine supports them, they have a new stadium and serious ambition to boot, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels for fear of being overtaken by other clubs. Be in no doubt whatsoever that the likes of them and Bournemouth are no longer the sort of lower league makeweights we can just assume we will beat, rather serious contenders in the top half of the table who are already out competing us for players. They have owners who will provide enough money to land the sort of players we should be after, next season could be a real slap in the face if we don't start getting some decent players in. Even making the play offs again will be beyond us and I think bloom just assumes we just need to turn up to make it ours.
He hasn't been appointed yet. And to be polite, I don't see that Brentford signing a bloke from Orient makes them a major player this season. If we signed him, I'd expect most on here and beyond to be suitably underwhelmed....
No this bloke is brilliant and a number of clubs are after him, let's hope he doesn't come back to haunt us.
I don't know him at all and if you do, then so be it.
But if he really is that good, I must admit, i'm thinking 'why Brentford?'
As I said earlie, Brentford have built a new ground and have money to spend, they have big ambition and are able to attract the best players, they do not need to spend 30 million on a training complex to do it either. We might consider ourselves a much bigger club than them and quite a few other clubs, but that is no longer the case and next season could be a harsh lesson in reality if we do not up our game.
Get your Facts right
Brentford HAVE NOT got a new stadium
They only received final approval to build in March
They haven't started building yet.
I think we have more chance of building a team in 6 weeks than they have of building a complete stadium.
I agree why do some posters find something to be down beat before the season even kicks off in August, we have not got a keeper so what, can not wait until we get one they probably won"t like him, is that the best we can do, yes it is be lucky he has not got one arm!!
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [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: This appointment is good but what about signing an actual keeper that can play now? Also watch out for Brentford seeing them mentioned there, a mate of mine supports them, they have a new stadium and serious ambition to boot, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels for fear of being overtaken by other clubs. Be in no doubt whatsoever that the likes of them and Bournemouth are no longer the sort of lower league makeweights we can just assume we will beat, rather serious contenders in the top half of the table who are already out competing us for players. They have owners who will provide enough money to land the sort of players we should be after, next season could be a real slap in the face if we don't start getting some decent players in. Even making the play offs again will be beyond us and I think bloom just assumes we just need to turn up to make it ours.[/p][/quote]He hasn't been appointed yet. And to be polite, I don't see that Brentford signing a bloke from Orient makes them a major player this season. If we signed him, I'd expect most on here and beyond to be suitably underwhelmed....[/p][/quote]No this bloke is brilliant and a number of clubs are after him, let's hope he doesn't come back to haunt us.[/p][/quote]I don't know him at all and if you do, then so be it. But if he really is that good, I must admit, i'm thinking 'why Brentford?'[/p][/quote]As I said earlie, Brentford have built a new ground and have money to spend, they have big ambition and are able to attract the best players, they do not need to spend 30 million on a training complex to do it either. We might consider ourselves a much bigger club than them and quite a few other clubs, but that is no longer the case and next season could be a harsh lesson in reality if we do not up our game.[/p][/quote]Get your Facts right Brentford HAVE NOT got a new stadium They only received final approval to build in March They haven't started building yet. I think we have more chance of building a team in 6 weeks than they have of building a complete stadium.[/p][/quote]I agree why do some posters find something to be down beat before the season even kicks off in August, we have not got a keeper so what, can not wait until we get one they probably won"t like him, is that the best we can do, yes it is be lucky he has not got one arm!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 3

1:26pm Fri 27 Jun 14

JeffLomer says...

pannell1 wrote:
Sammy lee is now on board as asst manager i believe leaving bolton
I suggested Sammy Lee when Hyppia got the job i got slaughtered on here to be honest he would do me Pannell1, I don"t no what you think!!
[quote][p][bold]pannell1[/bold] wrote: Sammy lee is now on board as asst manager i believe leaving bolton[/p][/quote]I suggested Sammy Lee when Hyppia got the job i got slaughtered on here to be honest he would do me Pannell1, I don"t no what you think!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 3

3:36pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
This appointment is good but what about signing an actual keeper that can play now? Also watch out for Brentford seeing them mentioned there, a mate of mine supports them, they have a new stadium and serious ambition to boot, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels for fear of being overtaken by other clubs. Be in no doubt whatsoever that the likes of them and Bournemouth are no longer the sort of lower league makeweights we can just assume we will beat, rather serious contenders in the top half of the table who are already out competing us for players. They have owners who will provide enough money to land the sort of players we should be after, next season could be a real slap in the face if we don't start getting some decent players in. Even making the play offs again will be beyond us and I think bloom just assumes we just need to turn up to make it ours.
He hasn't been appointed yet. And to be polite, I don't see that Brentford signing a bloke from Orient makes them a major player this season. If we signed him, I'd expect most on here and beyond to be suitably underwhelmed....
No this bloke is brilliant and a number of clubs are after him, let's hope he doesn't come back to haunt us.
I don't know him at all and if you do, then so be it.
But if he really is that good, I must admit, i'm thinking 'why Brentford?'
If you check the current league table Brentford is above us. I know it's only alphabetical but my point is why not!. Brentford is a Championship club which is exactly what we are at present. There appears a certain arrogance in our support that says we've got a big ground now and therefore are more superior than the likes of Brentford or Bournemouth.
Wake up and smell the coffee because it's 11 men against 11 on the pitch and as we've seen in the World Cup small countries are beating the so called giants.
I don't know much about this lad from Orient but maybe, just maybe, he lives in Brentford and is a fan. Maybe he has always wanted to play for them or just fancies staying in London. Don't start moaning because it appears we have been outbid. Maybe we decided not to pursue the matter.
Anyway we might see him at the Amex this coming season and we can all see for ourselves how good he is. Or then again maybe........ UTA
Well I'd hardly call it a moan and I don't think its 'Albion arrogance' to ask that if he's supposed to be that good why is his likely destination Brentford.
I actually made the point, as you have, that he might not be of interest any longer after which, Mayfield's exact description was that the lad was 'brilliant'.
In my humble opinion the words brilliant and Brentford don't historically go together. Hence my question.
It's my view that we're trying to build a squad get promoted, not, as Brentford are likely to do, build one to survive. Although that, of course may be construed by you as arrogance rather than ambition.....
No that is ambition. But when comments are made that are derogatory towards other clubs just because they are 'smaller' than the Albion then that is arrogance IMHO. It is arrogant and realistic to suggest Brentford may just be trying to survive but I wouldn't be surprised if they're not up there with us next season. They have a good manager and might be a surprise packet next year
as Bournemouth were last year and will be next. Remember it's only 11 v 11.
UTA.
It might be construed I've been arrogant to assume we'll be up there next season. That's just hope for the new season.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: [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: This appointment is good but what about signing an actual keeper that can play now? Also watch out for Brentford seeing them mentioned there, a mate of mine supports them, they have a new stadium and serious ambition to boot, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels for fear of being overtaken by other clubs. Be in no doubt whatsoever that the likes of them and Bournemouth are no longer the sort of lower league makeweights we can just assume we will beat, rather serious contenders in the top half of the table who are already out competing us for players. They have owners who will provide enough money to land the sort of players we should be after, next season could be a real slap in the face if we don't start getting some decent players in. Even making the play offs again will be beyond us and I think bloom just assumes we just need to turn up to make it ours.[/p][/quote]He hasn't been appointed yet. And to be polite, I don't see that Brentford signing a bloke from Orient makes them a major player this season. If we signed him, I'd expect most on here and beyond to be suitably underwhelmed....[/p][/quote]No this bloke is brilliant and a number of clubs are after him, let's hope he doesn't come back to haunt us.[/p][/quote]I don't know him at all and if you do, then so be it. But if he really is that good, I must admit, i'm thinking 'why Brentford?'[/p][/quote]If you check the current league table Brentford is above us. I know it's only alphabetical but my point is why not!. Brentford is a Championship club which is exactly what we are at present. There appears a certain arrogance in our support that says we've got a big ground now and therefore are more superior than the likes of Brentford or Bournemouth. Wake up and smell the coffee because it's 11 men against 11 on the pitch and as we've seen in the World Cup small countries are beating the so called giants. I don't know much about this lad from Orient but maybe, just maybe, he lives in Brentford and is a fan. Maybe he has always wanted to play for them or just fancies staying in London. Don't start moaning because it appears we have been outbid. Maybe we decided not to pursue the matter. Anyway we might see him at the Amex this coming season and we can all see for ourselves how good he is. Or then again maybe........ UTA[/p][/quote]Well I'd hardly call it a moan and I don't think its 'Albion arrogance' to ask that if he's supposed to be that good why is his likely destination Brentford. I actually made the point, as you have, that he might not be of interest any longer after which, Mayfield's exact description was that the lad was 'brilliant'. In my humble opinion the words brilliant and Brentford don't historically go together. Hence my question. It's my view that we're trying to build a squad get promoted, not, as Brentford are likely to do, build one to survive. Although that, of course may be construed by you as arrogance rather than ambition.....[/p][/quote]No that is ambition. But when comments are made that are derogatory towards other clubs just because they are 'smaller' than the Albion then that is arrogance IMHO. It is arrogant and realistic to suggest Brentford may just be trying to survive but I wouldn't be surprised if they're not up there with us next season. They have a good manager and might be a surprise packet next year as Bournemouth were last year and will be next. Remember it's only 11 v 11. UTA. It might be construed I've been arrogant to assume we'll be up there next season. That's just hope for the new season. Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 0

6:42pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

OldGull wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
This appointment is good but what about signing an actual keeper that can play now? Also watch out for Brentford seeing them mentioned there, a mate of mine supports them, they have a new stadium and serious ambition to boot, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels for fear of being overtaken by other clubs. Be in no doubt whatsoever that the likes of them and Bournemouth are no longer the sort of lower league makeweights we can just assume we will beat, rather serious contenders in the top half of the table who are already out competing us for players. They have owners who will provide enough money to land the sort of players we should be after, next season could be a real slap in the face if we don't start getting some decent players in. Even making the play offs again will be beyond us and I think bloom just assumes we just need to turn up to make it ours.
He hasn't been appointed yet. And to be polite, I don't see that Brentford signing a bloke from Orient makes them a major player this season. If we signed him, I'd expect most on here and beyond to be suitably underwhelmed....
No this bloke is brilliant and a number of clubs are after him, let's hope he doesn't come back to haunt us.
I don't know him at all and if you do, then so be it.
But if he really is that good, I must admit, i'm thinking 'why Brentford?'
As I said earlie, Brentford have built a new ground and have money to spend, they have big ambition and are able to attract the best players, they do not need to spend 30 million on a training complex to do it either. We might consider ourselves a much bigger club than them and quite a few other clubs, but that is no longer the case and next season could be a harsh lesson in reality if we do not up our game.
Get your Facts right
Brentford HAVE NOT got a new stadium
They only received final approval to build in March
They haven't started building yet.
I think we have more chance of building a team in 6 weeks than they have of building a complete stadium.
Doesn't matter, it's happening, they have money, they will spend it on players and for us it's a worry.
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [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: This appointment is good but what about signing an actual keeper that can play now? Also watch out for Brentford seeing them mentioned there, a mate of mine supports them, they have a new stadium and serious ambition to boot, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels for fear of being overtaken by other clubs. Be in no doubt whatsoever that the likes of them and Bournemouth are no longer the sort of lower league makeweights we can just assume we will beat, rather serious contenders in the top half of the table who are already out competing us for players. They have owners who will provide enough money to land the sort of players we should be after, next season could be a real slap in the face if we don't start getting some decent players in. Even making the play offs again will be beyond us and I think bloom just assumes we just need to turn up to make it ours.[/p][/quote]He hasn't been appointed yet. And to be polite, I don't see that Brentford signing a bloke from Orient makes them a major player this season. If we signed him, I'd expect most on here and beyond to be suitably underwhelmed....[/p][/quote]No this bloke is brilliant and a number of clubs are after him, let's hope he doesn't come back to haunt us.[/p][/quote]I don't know him at all and if you do, then so be it. But if he really is that good, I must admit, i'm thinking 'why Brentford?'[/p][/quote]As I said earlie, Brentford have built a new ground and have money to spend, they have big ambition and are able to attract the best players, they do not need to spend 30 million on a training complex to do it either. We might consider ourselves a much bigger club than them and quite a few other clubs, but that is no longer the case and next season could be a harsh lesson in reality if we do not up our game.[/p][/quote]Get your Facts right Brentford HAVE NOT got a new stadium They only received final approval to build in March They haven't started building yet. I think we have more chance of building a team in 6 weeks than they have of building a complete stadium.[/p][/quote]Doesn't matter, it's happening, they have money, they will spend it on players and for us it's a worry. Mayfield sweeper
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2:52am Sun 29 Jun 14

Oscar's Chin says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
This appointment is good but what about signing an actual keeper that can play now? Also watch out for Brentford seeing them mentioned there, a mate of mine supports them, they have a new stadium and serious ambition to boot, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels for fear of being overtaken by other clubs. Be in no doubt whatsoever that the likes of them and Bournemouth are no longer the sort of lower league makeweights we can just assume we will beat, rather serious contenders in the top half of the table who are already out competing us for players. They have owners who will provide enough money to land the sort of players we should be after, next season could be a real slap in the face if we don't start getting some decent players in. Even making the play offs again will be beyond us and I think bloom just assumes we just need to turn up to make it ours.
He hasn't been appointed yet. And to be polite, I don't see that Brentford signing a bloke from Orient makes them a major player this season. If we signed him, I'd expect most on here and beyond to be suitably underwhelmed....
No this bloke is brilliant and a number of clubs are after him, let's hope he doesn't come back to haunt us.
I don't know him at all and if you do, then so be it.
But if he really is that good, I must admit, i'm thinking 'why Brentford?'
As I said earlie, Brentford have built a new ground and have money to spend, they have big ambition and are able to attract the best players, they do not need to spend 30 million on a training complex to do it either. We might consider ourselves a much bigger club than them and quite a few other clubs, but that is no longer the case and next season could be a harsh lesson in reality if we do not up our game.
Apologies. I accidentally thumbed you up. I wouldn't want you to be mislead into thinking you were anything other than a disproportionately negative bore.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [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: This appointment is good but what about signing an actual keeper that can play now? Also watch out for Brentford seeing them mentioned there, a mate of mine supports them, they have a new stadium and serious ambition to boot, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels for fear of being overtaken by other clubs. Be in no doubt whatsoever that the likes of them and Bournemouth are no longer the sort of lower league makeweights we can just assume we will beat, rather serious contenders in the top half of the table who are already out competing us for players. They have owners who will provide enough money to land the sort of players we should be after, next season could be a real slap in the face if we don't start getting some decent players in. Even making the play offs again will be beyond us and I think bloom just assumes we just need to turn up to make it ours.[/p][/quote]He hasn't been appointed yet. And to be polite, I don't see that Brentford signing a bloke from Orient makes them a major player this season. If we signed him, I'd expect most on here and beyond to be suitably underwhelmed....[/p][/quote]No this bloke is brilliant and a number of clubs are after him, let's hope he doesn't come back to haunt us.[/p][/quote]I don't know him at all and if you do, then so be it. But if he really is that good, I must admit, i'm thinking 'why Brentford?'[/p][/quote]As I said earlie, Brentford have built a new ground and have money to spend, they have big ambition and are able to attract the best players, they do not need to spend 30 million on a training complex to do it either. We might consider ourselves a much bigger club than them and quite a few other clubs, but that is no longer the case and next season could be a harsh lesson in reality if we do not up our game.[/p][/quote]Apologies. I accidentally thumbed you up. I wouldn't want you to be mislead into thinking you were anything other than a disproportionately negative bore. Oscar's Chin
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