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Injury means Aussie is no-go for Albion

The Argus: Tony Bloom has connections in Australia Tony Bloom has connections in Australia

Albion's interest in Australian A-League midfielder Luke Brattan has been dashed by an injury.

Hopes of the sidelined Brattan coming to England for further talks have been abandoned.

Chairman Tony Bloom’s connections Down Under sparked the possibility of a return to England for Brisbane Roar’s Hull-born playmaker.

Bloom is married to an Australian and is based there frequently during the English winter.

Brattan had been identified as a potential target for the Seagulls but the injury has shelved their interest.

Brattan’s representative, Ritchie Hinton, revealed to The Argus: “He’s not coming over to Brighton. He’s injured so he’s not going to come.

“There have been some tentative discussions going on for a while. Tony Bloom has some connections in Australia.

“We had some discussions but it hasn’t gone anywhere because of the injury.

“We are investigating it now. It is not a broken leg or anything like that, just a niggle.”

Hinton has not ruled out the possibility of Albion renewing their interest in Brattan at a later stage.

The 24-year-old, whose family emigrated when he was a baby, is highly regarded in the A-League. He clinched the regular season title for Brisbane in March with a last-gasp strike against Melbourne Victory.

Hinton said: “Who knows? Every player wants to play at the highest level they can. If he’s good enough he’ll get there.”

Zigor Aranalde, Albion’s European scout, has been made redundant as part of a cost-cutting exercise and restructuring of the recruitment department.

The Argus revealed yesterday that Aranalde had parted company with the club.

Former head of scouting Mervyn Day, now at West Brom, was also made redundant.

Albion have frozen matchday prices for the forthcoming season. Tickets for the opening game against Sheffield Wednesday at the Amex on August 9 go on sale from July 17.

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6:03am Sat 5 Jul 14

Grendel says...

What happened to the goalkeeper and centre back by the end of the week?
What happened to the goalkeeper and centre back by the end of the week? Grendel
  • Score: 3

6:04am Sat 5 Jul 14

Aldrington Halt says...

Injured. That's just our luck, we're getting used to it now..UTA!
Injured. That's just our luck, we're getting used to it now..UTA! Aldrington Halt
  • Score: 1

6:23am Sat 5 Jul 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Grendel wrote:
What happened to the goalkeeper and centre back by the end of the week?
That's the problem with making statements like that; you become a hostage to your own words.
It hasn't happened, but something will, although I wouldn't expect Sami to fall into that trap again!
[quote][p][bold]Grendel[/bold] wrote: What happened to the goalkeeper and centre back by the end of the week?[/p][/quote]That's the problem with making statements like that; you become a hostage to your own words. It hasn't happened, but something will, although I wouldn't expect Sami to fall into that trap again! Albion In Staffs
  • Score: -2

6:31am Sat 5 Jul 14

Merdalf the Wizard says...

Grendel wrote:
What happened to the goalkeeper and centre back by the end of the week?
Ahhh, but he didn't say which week!
UTA
[quote][p][bold]Grendel[/bold] wrote: What happened to the goalkeeper and centre back by the end of the week?[/p][/quote]Ahhh, but he didn't say which week! UTA Merdalf the Wizard
  • Score: 9

6:57am Sat 5 Jul 14

namgo49 says...

Some good news at last!!
Some good news at last!! namgo49
  • Score: -2

7:33am Sat 5 Jul 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Merdalf the Wizard wrote:
Grendel wrote:
What happened to the goalkeeper and centre back by the end of the week?
Ahhh, but he didn't say which week!
UTA
Hopefully this week, which ends at midnight on Sunday!
[quote][p][bold]Merdalf the Wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Grendel[/bold] wrote: What happened to the goalkeeper and centre back by the end of the week?[/p][/quote]Ahhh, but he didn't say which week! UTA[/p][/quote]Hopefully this week, which ends at midnight on Sunday! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: -3

7:33am Sat 5 Jul 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Merdalf the Wizard wrote:
Grendel wrote:
What happened to the goalkeeper and centre back by the end of the week?
Ahhh, but he didn't say which week!
UTA
Hopefully this week, which ends at midnight on Sunday!
[quote][p][bold]Merdalf the Wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Grendel[/bold] wrote: What happened to the goalkeeper and centre back by the end of the week?[/p][/quote]Ahhh, but he didn't say which week! UTA[/p][/quote]Hopefully this week, which ends at midnight on Sunday! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: -3

7:34am Sat 5 Jul 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Merdalf the Wizard wrote:
Grendel wrote:
What happened to the goalkeeper and centre back by the end of the week?
Ahhh, but he didn't say which week!
UTA
Hopefully this week, which ends at midnight on Sunday!
[quote][p][bold]Merdalf the Wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Grendel[/bold] wrote: What happened to the goalkeeper and centre back by the end of the week?[/p][/quote]Ahhh, but he didn't say which week! UTA[/p][/quote]Hopefully this week, which ends at midnight on Sunday! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 0

7:38am Sat 5 Jul 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Sorry for repetition. Dodgy Internet.
Sorry for repetition. Dodgy Internet. Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 0

7:52am Sat 5 Jul 14

Merdalf the Wizard says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Sorry for repetition. Dodgy Internet.
Thought maybe your thinking was if you said it enough times, it would come true!
Expect to see some movement next week, before we go to Spain, be interesting to see if Walton gets some match time today.
UTA
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Sorry for repetition. Dodgy Internet.[/p][/quote]Thought maybe your thinking was if you said it enough times, it would come true! Expect to see some movement next week, before we go to Spain, be interesting to see if Walton gets some match time today. UTA Merdalf the Wizard
  • Score: 0

7:52am Sat 5 Jul 14

pannell1 says...

Sure ive heard most of this news before but it must be me sorry!
Sure ive heard most of this news before but it must be me sorry! pannell1
  • Score: 2

8:04am Sat 5 Jul 14

mikeygit says...

YET another Argus story repeated. Policy must be--if there is no story of the day, repeat yesterdays. Getting boring now no news, and no new players.
YET another Argus story repeated. Policy must be--if there is no story of the day, repeat yesterdays. Getting boring now no news, and no new players. mikeygit
  • Score: 5

8:22am Sat 5 Jul 14

Albion In Staffs says...

pannell1 wrote:
Sure ive heard most of this news before but it must be me sorry!
yep! Apparently, it was a 'no go' at 5am yesterday too... The word 'poor' springs to mind.
I know it's only Lewes, but surely there should be something reflecting the first warm up game?
Sami's first. What's his early thinking?
Will Toko play?
Will Walton get a chance?
What about Ulloa appearing given all the speculation?
At the risk of being a bore because I've said it before, it doesn't appear The Argus have suitable access?
[quote][p][bold]pannell1[/bold] wrote: Sure ive heard most of this news before but it must be me sorry![/p][/quote]yep! Apparently, it was a 'no go' at 5am yesterday too... The word 'poor' springs to mind. I know it's only Lewes, but surely there should be something reflecting the first warm up game? Sami's first. What's his early thinking? Will Toko play? Will Walton get a chance? What about Ulloa appearing given all the speculation? At the risk of being a bore because I've said it before, it doesn't appear The Argus have suitable access? Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 4

8:41am Sat 5 Jul 14

Conelli98 says...

Thank you for yesterday's news AGAIN!
Thank you for yesterday's news AGAIN! Conelli98
  • Score: 3

8:59am Sat 5 Jul 14

JeffLomer says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
pannell1 wrote:
Sure ive heard most of this news before but it must be me sorry!
yep! Apparently, it was a 'no go' at 5am yesterday too... The word 'poor' springs to mind.
I know it's only Lewes, but surely there should be something reflecting the first warm up game?
Sami's first. What's his early thinking?
Will Toko play?
Will Walton get a chance?
What about Ulloa appearing given all the speculation?
At the risk of being a bore because I've said it before, it doesn't appear The Argus have suitable access?
Morning off subject paper talk,
Looks like Sunderlands Wickham is interesting Leicester City 5million being quoted seems a bit cheap as I recall they paid more than that for him, if Leo does leave it's probably in our best interest if two clubs come in for him then will push the price nearer to what we want for him, someone like Hull or Qpr there spending plenty!!
Ps no I don't want him to leave but let's be realistic and get the best price if he does leave!!
Up the Albion!!
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pannell1[/bold] wrote: Sure ive heard most of this news before but it must be me sorry![/p][/quote]yep! Apparently, it was a 'no go' at 5am yesterday too... The word 'poor' springs to mind. I know it's only Lewes, but surely there should be something reflecting the first warm up game? Sami's first. What's his early thinking? Will Toko play? Will Walton get a chance? What about Ulloa appearing given all the speculation? At the risk of being a bore because I've said it before, it doesn't appear The Argus have suitable access?[/p][/quote]Morning off subject paper talk, Looks like Sunderlands Wickham is interesting Leicester City 5million being quoted seems a bit cheap as I recall they paid more than that for him, if Leo does leave it's probably in our best interest if two clubs come in for him then will push the price nearer to what we want for him, someone like Hull or Qpr there spending plenty!! Ps no I don't want him to leave but let's be realistic and get the best price if he does leave!! Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 1

9:02am Sat 5 Jul 14

ringtone says...

Based in australia during the english winter, interesting.

Yet another overseas fan, it seems to be catching.
Based in australia during the english winter, interesting. Yet another overseas fan, it seems to be catching. ringtone
  • Score: -5

9:12am Sat 5 Jul 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

So yesterday he was a no go, but today he is absolutely definitely a no go. What we need is a 'supermarket sweep' of players to give us some sort of squad. It's somewhat paradoxical that the owner being a professional gambler, if there is such a thing, won't take a little gamble on some tried and tested players.
So yesterday he was a no go, but today he is absolutely definitely a no go. What we need is a 'supermarket sweep' of players to give us some sort of squad. It's somewhat paradoxical that the owner being a professional gambler, if there is such a thing, won't take a little gamble on some tried and tested players. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -1

9:21am Sat 5 Jul 14

To baldly go says...

Agree with most on here that the rehash of old news is getting rediculous to say the least! Hopefully someone from the Argus will make the effort and get to the game today, then report their findings to us that cannot attend the match as to what happened, who played etc.
Is anyone else unimpressed with the new kit? To me it looks like they have thrown some off cuts together, blue back and sleeves, blue and white stripes on the front with a white panel sewn on for the Amex logo, £45 as well! plus from the front its hard to tell from last years strip!
I fear a frustrating season ahead for us fans, first few games should be ok but get just a couple of injuries and we are deep in trouble, that is unless in the next 5 weeks we actually see some new faces come in! But that aint going to happen because we are going to have to wait until the other clubs that are willing to pay over the top wages have had their pick of the players available, only then will anyone sit down and talk to us, so a last minute rush at the end of the month to fill the gaps imo!
We must be the most uninformed fans of any club around, hence all this frustration and doom and gloom, come on Argus get your foot in the Amex door and FIND OUT SOME REAL NEWS PLEASE!
Agree with most on here that the rehash of old news is getting rediculous to say the least! Hopefully someone from the Argus will make the effort and get to the game today, then report their findings to us that cannot attend the match as to what happened, who played etc. Is anyone else unimpressed with the new kit? To me it looks like they have thrown some off cuts together, blue back and sleeves, blue and white stripes on the front with a white panel sewn on for the Amex logo, £45 as well! plus from the front its hard to tell from last years strip! I fear a frustrating season ahead for us fans, first few games should be ok but get just a couple of injuries and we are deep in trouble, that is unless in the next 5 weeks we actually see some new faces come in! But that aint going to happen because we are going to have to wait until the other clubs that are willing to pay over the top wages have had their pick of the players available, only then will anyone sit down and talk to us, so a last minute rush at the end of the month to fill the gaps imo! We must be the most uninformed fans of any club around, hence all this frustration and doom and gloom, come on Argus get your foot in the Amex door and FIND OUT SOME REAL NEWS PLEASE! To baldly go
  • Score: 1

9:23am Sat 5 Jul 14

Whydontukick off says...

Forget Luke Brattan ! Besart Berisha is the man to go for (even though he has moved to Melbourne during the close season ). Berisha is an out and out striker of the Suarez mould ! Yes I know what you are thinking, but I get bored every year reading of how many defenders we need to buy !!! Defense has never been a problem..had we scored more goals I would be watching the Albion live on TV in the Prem lge this season ! If Ulloa goes , we have big problems !
Forget Luke Brattan ! Besart Berisha is the man to go for (even though he has moved to Melbourne during the close season ). Berisha is an out and out striker of the Suarez mould ! Yes I know what you are thinking, but I get bored every year reading of how many defenders we need to buy !!! Defense has never been a problem..had we scored more goals I would be watching the Albion live on TV in the Prem lge this season ! If Ulloa goes , we have big problems ! Whydontukick off
  • Score: 1

9:25am Sat 5 Jul 14

lighteninglee says...

If tony bloom has connections down under why not try to get Tim cahill..
If tony bloom has connections down under why not try to get Tim cahill.. lighteninglee
  • Score: 0

9:38am Sat 5 Jul 14

Max Ripple says...

So Aranalde went as part of a cost cutting exercise. How much were they paying this man compared to other expenses at the club? "Made redundant"- people getting laid off, let go or whatever - things don't sound great to me. If we are cost cutting on such a small scale as this what is the financial position of the club really like? Maybe he really was surplus to requirements. Maybe we don't need a European scout. Maybe the Spanish connection really has come to an end completely. Personally I'd like to hear a few questions including these and many others answered by the board. Thumbs down for my concerns, no doubt.
So Aranalde went as part of a cost cutting exercise. How much were they paying this man compared to other expenses at the club? "Made redundant"- people getting laid off, let go or whatever - things don't sound great to me. If we are cost cutting on such a small scale as this what is the financial position of the club really like? Maybe he really was surplus to requirements. Maybe we don't need a European scout. Maybe the Spanish connection really has come to an end completely. Personally I'd like to hear a few questions including these and many others answered by the board. Thumbs down for my concerns, no doubt. Max Ripple
  • Score: 3

9:43am Sat 5 Jul 14

pannell1 says...

Heres one for you the argus niki maenpag finnish no1 maybe just maybe sammi 1st sign ( hope got name right)
Heres one for you the argus niki maenpag finnish no1 maybe just maybe sammi 1st sign ( hope got name right) pannell1
  • Score: 1

9:46am Sat 5 Jul 14

To baldly go says...

Max Ripple wrote:
So Aranalde went as part of a cost cutting exercise. How much were they paying this man compared to other expenses at the club? "Made redundant"- people getting laid off, let go or whatever - things don't sound great to me. If we are cost cutting on such a small scale as this what is the financial position of the club really like? Maybe he really was surplus to requirements. Maybe we don't need a European scout. Maybe the Spanish connection really has come to an end completely. Personally I'd like to hear a few questions including these and many others answered by the board. Thumbs down for my concerns, no doubt.
No thumbs down from me as its a valid point, it could be that after the first few seasons in the new stadium that things are settling down and we are over staffed, hopefully! or as you say if we are having to make cuts at this level things might not be so good! Great to have a club thats run properly, yes, but its a fine line between having a stable club and a successful club, fingers crossed those at the top have got it right!
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: So Aranalde went as part of a cost cutting exercise. How much were they paying this man compared to other expenses at the club? "Made redundant"- people getting laid off, let go or whatever - things don't sound great to me. If we are cost cutting on such a small scale as this what is the financial position of the club really like? Maybe he really was surplus to requirements. Maybe we don't need a European scout. Maybe the Spanish connection really has come to an end completely. Personally I'd like to hear a few questions including these and many others answered by the board. Thumbs down for my concerns, no doubt.[/p][/quote]No thumbs down from me as its a valid point, it could be that after the first few seasons in the new stadium that things are settling down and we are over staffed, hopefully! or as you say if we are having to make cuts at this level things might not be so good! Great to have a club thats run properly, yes, but its a fine line between having a stable club and a successful club, fingers crossed those at the top have got it right! To baldly go
  • Score: 3

9:48am Sat 5 Jul 14

Claude Back says...

If Bloom is based in Australia most of the winter then it probably accounts for all the delegation (some might say abrogation) of responsibilities regarding buying of players etc. How many games does he watch live at the ground I wonder? After all, it's not just a five minute trip there and back is it? I am not questioning Tony's love for the Club; just curious.
If Bloom is based in Australia most of the winter then it probably accounts for all the delegation (some might say abrogation) of responsibilities regarding buying of players etc. How many games does he watch live at the ground I wonder? After all, it's not just a five minute trip there and back is it? I am not questioning Tony's love for the Club; just curious. Claude Back
  • Score: 3

10:00am Sat 5 Jul 14

tug509 says...

Our first game of the new season is Sheff Wed ,yes we all know that ,but do we all know that at this point last week they had bought 9 new players in so far ,and are still looking to make more additions according to Stuart Gray ,add that to a decent squad left from the end of last season ,and a good opening game (3pts) for us isn`t so easy .
These are the sort of clubs we should be targeting to get wins from , as it stands today ,we dont even know if we will have 18 to put out against them ,pick up a few injuries in the pre seasons ,and we are finished before we start . A lot on here have been talking about a good start ,a la Leicester last season , well no matter how dam positive or optimistic i am i still cant see how this is going to be achieved without a squad ,and a squad with time to at least train together for a few games ,i`m well aware how it is frowned upon to have such negative views ,but i`m fast getting to the point where actions speak louder than words ,Oops not even any of those ,so veiled promises of players appearing over the horizon like the cavalry coming to save the day ,mean nothing without some proof or confirmation , not just a "we are playing our cards close to our chest " or " we dont want to hear names until they are signed " would that be like Lee ?.
This is the 3rd consecutive season this has happened ,coincidence ?. UTA
Our first game of the new season is Sheff Wed ,yes we all know that ,but do we all know that at this point last week they had bought 9 new players in so far ,and are still looking to make more additions according to Stuart Gray ,add that to a decent squad left from the end of last season ,and a good opening game (3pts) for us isn`t so easy . These are the sort of clubs we should be targeting to get wins from , as it stands today ,we dont even know if we will have 18 to put out against them ,pick up a few injuries in the pre seasons ,and we are finished before we start . A lot on here have been talking about a good start ,a la Leicester last season , well no matter how dam positive or optimistic i am i still cant see how this is going to be achieved without a squad ,and a squad with time to at least train together for a few games ,i`m well aware how it is frowned upon to have such negative views ,but i`m fast getting to the point where actions speak louder than words ,Oops not even any of those ,so veiled promises of players appearing over the horizon like the cavalry coming to save the day ,mean nothing without some proof or confirmation , not just a "we are playing our cards close to our chest " or " we dont want to hear names until they are signed " would that be like Lee ?. This is the 3rd consecutive season this has happened ,coincidence ?. UTA tug509
  • Score: 6

10:21am Sat 5 Jul 14

To baldly go says...

tug509 wrote:
Our first game of the new season is Sheff Wed ,yes we all know that ,but do we all know that at this point last week they had bought 9 new players in so far ,and are still looking to make more additions according to Stuart Gray ,add that to a decent squad left from the end of last season ,and a good opening game (3pts) for us isn`t so easy . These are the sort of clubs we should be targeting to get wins from , as it stands today ,we dont even know if we will have 18 to put out against them ,pick up a few injuries in the pre seasons ,and we are finished before we start . A lot on here have been talking about a good start ,a la Leicester last season , well no matter how dam positive or optimistic i am i still cant see how this is going to be achieved without a squad ,and a squad with time to at least train together for a few games ,i`m well aware how it is frowned upon to have such negative views ,but i`m fast getting to the point where actions speak louder than words ,Oops not even any of those ,so veiled promises of players appearing over the horizon like the cavalry coming to save the day ,mean nothing without some proof or confirmation , not just a "we are playing our cards close to our chest " or " we dont want to hear names until they are signed " would that be like Lee ?. This is the 3rd consecutive season this has happened ,coincidence ?. UTA
Spot on tug, Rotherham, Wolves and Brentford amongst others also have plenty of new faces, i know they have just been promoted and need to strengthen, but we have a depleted squad and also need to strengthen, but it aint happening is it, this is becoming a big concern for us Albion fans and the silence coming from the club is deafening!
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Our first game of the new season is Sheff Wed ,yes we all know that ,but do we all know that at this point last week they had bought 9 new players in so far ,and are still looking to make more additions according to Stuart Gray ,add that to a decent squad left from the end of last season ,and a good opening game (3pts) for us isn`t so easy . These are the sort of clubs we should be targeting to get wins from , as it stands today ,we dont even know if we will have 18 to put out against them ,pick up a few injuries in the pre seasons ,and we are finished before we start . A lot on here have been talking about a good start ,a la Leicester last season , well no matter how dam positive or optimistic i am i still cant see how this is going to be achieved without a squad ,and a squad with time to at least train together for a few games ,i`m well aware how it is frowned upon to have such negative views ,but i`m fast getting to the point where actions speak louder than words ,Oops not even any of those ,so veiled promises of players appearing over the horizon like the cavalry coming to save the day ,mean nothing without some proof or confirmation , not just a "we are playing our cards close to our chest " or " we dont want to hear names until they are signed " would that be like Lee ?. This is the 3rd consecutive season this has happened ,coincidence ?. UTA[/p][/quote]Spot on tug, Rotherham, Wolves and Brentford amongst others also have plenty of new faces, i know they have just been promoted and need to strengthen, but we have a depleted squad and also need to strengthen, but it aint happening is it, this is becoming a big concern for us Albion fans and the silence coming from the club is deafening! To baldly go
  • Score: 2

10:24am Sat 5 Jul 14

Albion In Staffs says...

To baldly go wrote:
Max Ripple wrote:
So Aranalde went as part of a cost cutting exercise. How much were they paying this man compared to other expenses at the club? "Made redundant"- people getting laid off, let go or whatever - things don't sound great to me. If we are cost cutting on such a small scale as this what is the financial position of the club really like? Maybe he really was surplus to requirements. Maybe we don't need a European scout. Maybe the Spanish connection really has come to an end completely. Personally I'd like to hear a few questions including these and many others answered by the board. Thumbs down for my concerns, no doubt.
No thumbs down from me as its a valid point, it could be that after the first few seasons in the new stadium that things are settling down and we are over staffed, hopefully! or as you say if we are having to make cuts at this level things might not be so good! Great to have a club thats run properly, yes, but its a fine line between having a stable club and a successful club, fingers crossed those at the top have got it right!
Agree with you both.
The club's approach to communicating with fans is becoming a real bee in my bonnet and in this case if the club had come out and openly said (AT THE TIME) that it was part of a re-structuring at the request of the new manager, or as a consequence of a complete review (or something like that etc etc) it would quiet the doubters and the negative theorists.
To merely allow the local paper to say it was part of a cost cutting exercise, without explaining anything more is surely a dangerous precedent?
I have no doubt the club is being run properly and the decisions being taken are for the right reasons, but for goodness sake, please tell everyone!
It just feels like explaining actions is regarded as a sign of weakness?
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: So Aranalde went as part of a cost cutting exercise. How much were they paying this man compared to other expenses at the club? "Made redundant"- people getting laid off, let go or whatever - things don't sound great to me. If we are cost cutting on such a small scale as this what is the financial position of the club really like? Maybe he really was surplus to requirements. Maybe we don't need a European scout. Maybe the Spanish connection really has come to an end completely. Personally I'd like to hear a few questions including these and many others answered by the board. Thumbs down for my concerns, no doubt.[/p][/quote]No thumbs down from me as its a valid point, it could be that after the first few seasons in the new stadium that things are settling down and we are over staffed, hopefully! or as you say if we are having to make cuts at this level things might not be so good! Great to have a club thats run properly, yes, but its a fine line between having a stable club and a successful club, fingers crossed those at the top have got it right![/p][/quote]Agree with you both. The club's approach to communicating with fans is becoming a real bee in my bonnet and in this case if the club had come out and openly said (AT THE TIME) that it was part of a re-structuring at the request of the new manager, or as a consequence of a complete review (or something like that etc etc) it would quiet the doubters and the negative theorists. To merely allow the local paper to say it was part of a cost cutting exercise, without explaining anything more is surely a dangerous precedent? I have no doubt the club is being run properly and the decisions being taken are for the right reasons, but for goodness sake, please tell everyone! It just feels like explaining actions is regarded as a sign of weakness? Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 4

10:26am Sat 5 Jul 14

Cockwomble says...

how many players that the promoted sides signed would we even want?cockwomble
how many players that the promoted sides signed would we even want?cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 2

10:29am Sat 5 Jul 14

Neville says...

The key to all successful businesses is communication and it's all about retaining loyal customers. The lack of any form of information from the club,in my opinion has been appalling for two seasons now,this season being the worst. The Argus seem to be out of favour and there are no worthwhile pieces of relevant information being issued,except when fans are asked to buy or fund something.
Fans thrive on information albeit snippets and we are told nothing from the hierarchy.
FFP and cost cutting with staff leaving but none joining and no update on players ,all add to anxiety.
Expect thumbs down from most who seem to live in tinted world and expect top 6finish again but as things stand v unlikely.
TB has done fantastic job with stadium and academy but unless we seem some quality on the pitch season tkt renewals next time will take a big hit.
The key to all successful businesses is communication and it's all about retaining loyal customers. The lack of any form of information from the club,in my opinion has been appalling for two seasons now,this season being the worst. The Argus seem to be out of favour and there are no worthwhile pieces of relevant information being issued,except when fans are asked to buy or fund something. Fans thrive on information albeit snippets and we are told nothing from the hierarchy. FFP and cost cutting with staff leaving but none joining and no update on players ,all add to anxiety. Expect thumbs down from most who seem to live in tinted world and expect top 6finish again but as things stand v unlikely. TB has done fantastic job with stadium and academy but unless we seem some quality on the pitch season tkt renewals next time will take a big hit. Neville
  • Score: 5

10:30am Sat 5 Jul 14

pjwilk says...

Something seriously wrong when we have the biggest gates in the division and all you here is about penny pinching, getting the cheapest loan players we can, selling our best players,saving on staff.We spent 30m on a training ground and have not got a decent or big enough squad.It seems that someone has seriously put the cart before the horse.Is the plan to get all the infrastructure in place and sell out to a wealthy Russian or another oversees investor and Bloom heads of into the sunset with a multi-million pounds profit. Unless they come clean with us,we dont know.You know Tony is a gambler,ie you have to speculate to accumulate.Hope i am wrong but the fans seem like cash cows without any input into anything.The fans are now a necessary evil.
Something seriously wrong when we have the biggest gates in the division and all you here is about penny pinching, getting the cheapest loan players we can, selling our best players,saving on staff.We spent 30m on a training ground and have not got a decent or big enough squad.It seems that someone has seriously put the cart before the horse.Is the plan to get all the infrastructure in place and sell out to a wealthy Russian or another oversees investor and Bloom heads of into the sunset with a multi-million pounds profit. Unless they come clean with us,we dont know.You know Tony is a gambler,ie you have to speculate to accumulate.Hope i am wrong but the fans seem like cash cows without any input into anything.The fans are now a necessary evil. pjwilk
  • Score: 1

10:32am Sat 5 Jul 14

mark5 says...

I woke up this morning, read the article and thought it was STILL Friday and that I I had been in some form of Suspended Animation!! This is awful. Why no information about the Lewes game and The new managers views, something of vague popular interest within the void of " nothingness". To be fair to the Argus though, this article is different as it shows a larger picture of Tony and he has now got a blue tie on! So all good really and how wrong of me to be so harsh to our local newspaper!! UTA!
I woke up this morning, read the article and thought it was STILL Friday and that I I had been in some form of Suspended Animation!! This is awful. Why no information about the Lewes game and The new managers views, something of vague popular interest within the void of " nothingness". To be fair to the Argus though, this article is different as it shows a larger picture of Tony and he has now got a blue tie on! So all good really and how wrong of me to be so harsh to our local newspaper!! UTA! mark5
  • Score: 6

10:35am Sat 5 Jul 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Neville wrote:
The key to all successful businesses is communication and it's all about retaining loyal customers. The lack of any form of information from the club,in my opinion has been appalling for two seasons now,this season being the worst. The Argus seem to be out of favour and there are no worthwhile pieces of relevant information being issued,except when fans are asked to buy or fund something.
Fans thrive on information albeit snippets and we are told nothing from the hierarchy.
FFP and cost cutting with staff leaving but none joining and no update on players ,all add to anxiety.
Expect thumbs down from most who seem to live in tinted world and expect top 6finish again but as things stand v unlikely.
TB has done fantastic job with stadium and academy but unless we seem some quality on the pitch season tkt renewals next time will take a big hit.
Nev,
See my previous comments which I won't repeat, but it does seem odd that the Argus isn't either working in tandem with the club or challenging them from the outside?
However, i wouldn't directly equate lack of communication with a poor season ahead, although I understand how you - or anyone - might come to that conclusion.
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: The key to all successful businesses is communication and it's all about retaining loyal customers. The lack of any form of information from the club,in my opinion has been appalling for two seasons now,this season being the worst. The Argus seem to be out of favour and there are no worthwhile pieces of relevant information being issued,except when fans are asked to buy or fund something. Fans thrive on information albeit snippets and we are told nothing from the hierarchy. FFP and cost cutting with staff leaving but none joining and no update on players ,all add to anxiety. Expect thumbs down from most who seem to live in tinted world and expect top 6finish again but as things stand v unlikely. TB has done fantastic job with stadium and academy but unless we seem some quality on the pitch season tkt renewals next time will take a big hit.[/p][/quote]Nev, See my previous comments which I won't repeat, but it does seem odd that the Argus isn't either working in tandem with the club or challenging them from the outside? However, i wouldn't directly equate lack of communication with a poor season ahead, although I understand how you - or anyone - might come to that conclusion. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 2

10:39am Sat 5 Jul 14

Cockwomble says...

do people want the club to name all the players we have on our radar?cockwomble
do people want the club to name all the players we have on our radar?cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 2

10:39am Sat 5 Jul 14

Neville says...

Albion in the staffs
The lack of communication ,in my opinion is a club wide problem,not just fans,hence GP andOG leaving along with other various personnel.
Albion in the staffs The lack of communication ,in my opinion is a club wide problem,not just fans,hence GP andOG leaving along with other various personnel. Neville
  • Score: 3

10:44am Sat 5 Jul 14

JeffLomer says...

Cockwomble wrote:
how many players that the promoted sides signed would we even want?cockwomble
Exactly none off them would fit in to our club, Birmingham have been busy as well but wouldn't want any off them either, the only one I would off liked is Fryatt who went to Forest, why people are panicking I have no clue why!!
Up the Albion!!
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: how many players that the promoted sides signed would we even want?cockwomble[/p][/quote]Exactly none off them would fit in to our club, Birmingham have been busy as well but wouldn't want any off them either, the only one I would off liked is Fryatt who went to Forest, why people are panicking I have no clue why!! Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 4

10:46am Sat 5 Jul 14

tug509 says...

Cockwomble wrote:
do people want the club to name all the players we have on our radar?cockwomble
Personally i just want them to tell us we HAVE a radar !.
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: do people want the club to name all the players we have on our radar?cockwomble[/p][/quote]Personally i just want them to tell us we HAVE a radar !. tug509
  • Score: 2

10:46am Sat 5 Jul 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Cockwomble wrote:
do people want the club to name all the players we have on our radar?cockwomble
Its not just about signing players, it's about communicating the general activity, plans and explanations at a club with plenty going on.
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: do people want the club to name all the players we have on our radar?cockwomble[/p][/quote]Its not just about signing players, it's about communicating the general activity, plans and explanations at a club with plenty going on. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: -2

10:47am Sat 5 Jul 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Neville wrote:
Albion in the staffs
The lack of communication ,in my opinion is a club wide problem,not just fans,hence GP andOG leaving along with other various personnel.
The phrase siege mentality springs to mind... In all areas
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: Albion in the staffs The lack of communication ,in my opinion is a club wide problem,not just fans,hence GP andOG leaving along with other various personnel.[/p][/quote]The phrase siege mentality springs to mind... In all areas Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 1

10:59am Sat 5 Jul 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Cockwomble wrote:
how many players that the promoted sides signed would we even want?cockwomble
Most if not all of them would improve our squad, other clubs have beaten us to it though, they are all looking to improve and haven't procrastinated like we have. Cockwomble.
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: how many players that the promoted sides signed would we even want?cockwomble[/p][/quote]Most if not all of them would improve our squad, other clubs have beaten us to it though, they are all looking to improve and haven't procrastinated like we have. Cockwomble. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -2

11:05am Sat 5 Jul 14

JeffLomer says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
do people want the club to name all the players we have on our radar?cockwomble
Its not just about signing players, it's about communicating the general activity, plans and explanations at a club with plenty going on.
Morning, This was pretty obvious when Bloom decided to give his radio interview when we appointed Hyppia instead off the Argus for what reasons no one actually knows, perhaps the argus have leaked things in the past which has upset Brighton, I'm like you I rely on this site for news and find it frustrating at times because either we get the same story or no news at all,
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: do people want the club to name all the players we have on our radar?cockwomble[/p][/quote]Its not just about signing players, it's about communicating the general activity, plans and explanations at a club with plenty going on.[/p][/quote]Morning, This was pretty obvious when Bloom decided to give his radio interview when we appointed Hyppia instead off the Argus for what reasons no one actually knows, perhaps the argus have leaked things in the past which has upset Brighton, I'm like you I rely on this site for news and find it frustrating at times because either we get the same story or no news at all, JeffLomer
  • Score: 5

11:11am Sat 5 Jul 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
do people want the club to name all the players we have on our radar?cockwomble
Personally i just want them to tell us we HAVE a radar !.
Tony Bloom's interview on Thursday I think stated that we were looking at several players but that it would take time to get the right ones. I think some of it has been quoted on the recent Butland story, if you want to take a look.

We all feel frustrated at the lack on incoming player activity, but that doesn't mean things aren't progressing nicely behind the scenes. As for comms, yes it would be nice to know more from the horse's mouth, but how often in times past did the club announce we were trying to sign specific players only for them to fall through? I don't want to know who we've failed to get, only those who have put their signature on the dotted line.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: do people want the club to name all the players we have on our radar?cockwomble[/p][/quote]Personally i just want them to tell us we HAVE a radar !.[/p][/quote]Tony Bloom's interview on Thursday I think stated that we were looking at several players but that it would take time to get the right ones. I think some of it has been quoted on the recent Butland story, if you want to take a look. We all feel frustrated at the lack on incoming player activity, but that doesn't mean things aren't progressing nicely behind the scenes. As for comms, yes it would be nice to know more from the horse's mouth, but how often in times past did the club announce we were trying to sign specific players only for them to fall through? I don't want to know who we've failed to get, only those who have put their signature on the dotted line. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 1

12:08pm Sat 5 Jul 14

To baldly go says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Cockwomble wrote: how many players that the promoted sides signed would we even want?cockwomble
Exactly none off them would fit in to our club, Birmingham have been busy as well but wouldn't want any off them either, the only one I would off liked is Fryatt who went to Forest, why people are panicking I have no clue why!! Up the Albion!!
Cockwomble, jeff, When we play these teams that have picked up players that DONT FIT INTO OUR CLUB, keep it in mind that thay might beat us because they have a squad to chose from, where as at the moment we dont have enough players to fill the bench let alone a squad to chose from!
See Bournemouth have just signed Callum Wilson from Coventry, Ipswich have signed irish international Steve Hunt and Middlesborough signed a keeper from Real Madrid Tomas Mejias, these 3 have all moved in the last 24 hrs and all would fit in well at the Albion.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: how many players that the promoted sides signed would we even want?cockwomble[/p][/quote]Exactly none off them would fit in to our club, Birmingham have been busy as well but wouldn't want any off them either, the only one I would off liked is Fryatt who went to Forest, why people are panicking I have no clue why!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]Cockwomble, jeff, When we play these teams that have picked up players that DONT FIT INTO OUR CLUB, keep it in mind that thay might beat us because they have a squad to chose from, where as at the moment we dont have enough players to fill the bench let alone a squad to chose from! See Bournemouth have just signed Callum Wilson from Coventry, Ipswich have signed irish international Steve Hunt and Middlesborough signed a keeper from Real Madrid Tomas Mejias, these 3 have all moved in the last 24 hrs and all would fit in well at the Albion. To baldly go
  • Score: 0

12:09pm Sat 5 Jul 14

JeffLomer says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
do people want the club to name all the players we have on our radar?cockwomble
Personally i just want them to tell us we HAVE a radar !.
Tony Bloom's interview on Thursday I think stated that we were looking at several players but that it would take time to get the right ones. I think some of it has been quoted on the recent Butland story, if you want to take a look.

We all feel frustrated at the lack on incoming player activity, but that doesn't mean things aren't progressing nicely behind the scenes. As for comms, yes it would be nice to know more from the horse's mouth, but how often in times past did the club announce we were trying to sign specific players only for them to fall through? I don't want to know who we've failed to get, only those who have put their signature on the dotted line.
Welcome back ex pat Arnie to this unpredictable forum!!
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: do people want the club to name all the players we have on our radar?cockwomble[/p][/quote]Personally i just want them to tell us we HAVE a radar !.[/p][/quote]Tony Bloom's interview on Thursday I think stated that we were looking at several players but that it would take time to get the right ones. I think some of it has been quoted on the recent Butland story, if you want to take a look. We all feel frustrated at the lack on incoming player activity, but that doesn't mean things aren't progressing nicely behind the scenes. As for comms, yes it would be nice to know more from the horse's mouth, but how often in times past did the club announce we were trying to sign specific players only for them to fall through? I don't want to know who we've failed to get, only those who have put their signature on the dotted line.[/p][/quote]Welcome back ex pat Arnie to this unpredictable forum!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 0

12:29pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
do people want the club to name all the players we have on our radar?cockwomble
Personally i just want them to tell us we HAVE a radar !.
Tony Bloom's interview on Thursday I think stated that we were looking at several players but that it would take time to get the right ones. I think some of it has been quoted on the recent Butland story, if you want to take a look.

We all feel frustrated at the lack on incoming player activity, but that doesn't mean things aren't progressing nicely behind the scenes. As for comms, yes it would be nice to know more from the horse's mouth, but how often in times past did the club announce we were trying to sign specific players only for them to fall through? I don't want to know who we've failed to get, only those who have put their signature on the dotted line.
Welcome back ex pat Arnie to this unpredictable forum!!
Cheers Jeff, although I can think of a couple of others less happy to see me :-)

There is a lot of doom and gloom around at the moment, but most of it seems to be based on the lack of info at what is happening behind the scenes, but that SHOULD all be done quietly IMO. Players will be announced when they sign, and that process will take time. Other clubs might be getting players (some not good enough for us, others way out of a reasonable wage structure) but not all of them will be coping with integrating a new manager.

I have confidence that the club are better at finding and signing new players than us mortals on this site, otherwise we would be employed by the club instead. (I also trust the club more than I trust specific members of this forum, but that's another subject entirely!)

Up the Albion!
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: do people want the club to name all the players we have on our radar?cockwomble[/p][/quote]Personally i just want them to tell us we HAVE a radar !.[/p][/quote]Tony Bloom's interview on Thursday I think stated that we were looking at several players but that it would take time to get the right ones. I think some of it has been quoted on the recent Butland story, if you want to take a look. We all feel frustrated at the lack on incoming player activity, but that doesn't mean things aren't progressing nicely behind the scenes. As for comms, yes it would be nice to know more from the horse's mouth, but how often in times past did the club announce we were trying to sign specific players only for them to fall through? I don't want to know who we've failed to get, only those who have put their signature on the dotted line.[/p][/quote]Welcome back ex pat Arnie to this unpredictable forum!![/p][/quote]Cheers Jeff, although I can think of a couple of others less happy to see me :-) There is a lot of doom and gloom around at the moment, but most of it seems to be based on the lack of info at what is happening behind the scenes, but that SHOULD all be done quietly IMO. Players will be announced when they sign, and that process will take time. Other clubs might be getting players (some not good enough for us, others way out of a reasonable wage structure) but not all of them will be coping with integrating a new manager. I have confidence that the club are better at finding and signing new players than us mortals on this site, otherwise we would be employed by the club instead. (I also trust the club more than I trust specific members of this forum, but that's another subject entirely!) Up the Albion! Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 0

12:44pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Cockwomble says...

To baldly go wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Cockwomble wrote: how many players that the promoted sides signed would we even want?cockwomble
Exactly none off them would fit in to our club, Birmingham have been busy as well but wouldn't want any off them either, the only one I would off liked is Fryatt who went to Forest, why people are panicking I have no clue why!! Up the Albion!!
Cockwomble, jeff, When we play these teams that have picked up players that DONT FIT INTO OUR CLUB, keep it in mind that thay might beat us because they have a squad to chose from, where as at the moment we dont have enough players to fill the bench let alone a squad to chose from!
See Bournemouth have just signed Callum Wilson from Coventry, Ipswich have signed irish international Steve Hunt and Middlesborough signed a keeper from Real Madrid Tomas Mejias, these 3 have all moved in the last 24 hrs and all would fit in well at the Albion.
have you ever seen or heard of mejias?he might be poor or not better than walton/angkers.hunt is getting past it and will be on big wages.is wilson better than ulloa/cms?cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: how many players that the promoted sides signed would we even want?cockwomble[/p][/quote]Exactly none off them would fit in to our club, Birmingham have been busy as well but wouldn't want any off them either, the only one I would off liked is Fryatt who went to Forest, why people are panicking I have no clue why!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]Cockwomble, jeff, When we play these teams that have picked up players that DONT FIT INTO OUR CLUB, keep it in mind that thay might beat us because they have a squad to chose from, where as at the moment we dont have enough players to fill the bench let alone a squad to chose from! See Bournemouth have just signed Callum Wilson from Coventry, Ipswich have signed irish international Steve Hunt and Middlesborough signed a keeper from Real Madrid Tomas Mejias, these 3 have all moved in the last 24 hrs and all would fit in well at the Albion.[/p][/quote]have you ever seen or heard of mejias?he might be poor or not better than walton/angkers.hunt is getting past it and will be on big wages.is wilson better than ulloa/cms?cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 5

1:08pm Sat 5 Jul 14

To baldly go says...

Cockwomble wrote:
To baldly go wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Cockwomble wrote: how many players that the promoted sides signed would we even want?cockwomble
Exactly none off them would fit in to our club, Birmingham have been busy as well but wouldn't want any off them either, the only one I would off liked is Fryatt who went to Forest, why people are panicking I have no clue why!! Up the Albion!!
Cockwomble, jeff, When we play these teams that have picked up players that DONT FIT INTO OUR CLUB, keep it in mind that thay might beat us because they have a squad to chose from, where as at the moment we dont have enough players to fill the bench let alone a squad to chose from!
See Bournemouth have just signed Callum Wilson from Coventry, Ipswich have signed irish international Steve Hunt and Middlesborough signed a keeper from Real Madrid Tomas Mejias, these 3 have all moved in the last 24 hrs and all would fit in well at the Albion.
have you ever seen or heard of mejias?he might be poor or not better than walton/angkers.hunt is getting past it and will be on big wages.is wilson better than ulloa/cms?cockwomble
Agreed on your points cw, unproven/old/unknown
, what I was getting at is that others are picking up players when we are not, yes we have a new manager, yes we have a budget to stick to and yes, all the infrastructure in place, all that's missing is the rest of the team, we are in need of at least 8 players, (I think we are all agreed on that point) and that's if everyone stays (Ulloa?) The squad fly out to Spain Tuesday I believe, if no keeper of central defender amongst others has been signed before then, on return we will have just 2 weeks to integrate any new players into the team, not long enough to get it together and we will be playing catch up yet again.
Not doom and gloom, just a concerned fan that's all. UTA
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: how many players that the promoted sides signed would we even want?cockwomble[/p][/quote]Exactly none off them would fit in to our club, Birmingham have been busy as well but wouldn't want any off them either, the only one I would off liked is Fryatt who went to Forest, why people are panicking I have no clue why!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]Cockwomble, jeff, When we play these teams that have picked up players that DONT FIT INTO OUR CLUB, keep it in mind that thay might beat us because they have a squad to chose from, where as at the moment we dont have enough players to fill the bench let alone a squad to chose from! See Bournemouth have just signed Callum Wilson from Coventry, Ipswich have signed irish international Steve Hunt and Middlesborough signed a keeper from Real Madrid Tomas Mejias, these 3 have all moved in the last 24 hrs and all would fit in well at the Albion.[/p][/quote]have you ever seen or heard of mejias?he might be poor or not better than walton/angkers.hunt is getting past it and will be on big wages.is wilson better than ulloa/cms?cockwomble[/p][/quote]Agreed on your points cw, unproven/old/unknown , what I was getting at is that others are picking up players when we are not, yes we have a new manager, yes we have a budget to stick to and yes, all the infrastructure in place, all that's missing is the rest of the team, we are in need of at least 8 players, (I think we are all agreed on that point) and that's if everyone stays (Ulloa?) The squad fly out to Spain Tuesday I believe, if no keeper of central defender amongst others has been signed before then, on return we will have just 2 weeks to integrate any new players into the team, not long enough to get it together and we will be playing catch up yet again. Not doom and gloom, just a concerned fan that's all. UTA To baldly go
  • Score: 0

1:12pm Sat 5 Jul 14

gordongull says...

To baldly go wrote:
Max Ripple wrote:
So Aranalde went as part of a cost cutting exercise. How much were they paying this man compared to other expenses at the club? "Made redundant"- people getting laid off, let go or whatever - things don't sound great to me. If we are cost cutting on such a small scale as this what is the financial position of the club really like? Maybe he really was surplus to requirements. Maybe we don't need a European scout. Maybe the Spanish connection really has come to an end completely. Personally I'd like to hear a few questions including these and many others answered by the board. Thumbs down for my concerns, no doubt.
No thumbs down from me as its a valid point, it could be that after the first few seasons in the new stadium that things are settling down and we are over staffed, hopefully! or as you say if we are having to make cuts at this level things might not be so good! Great to have a club thats run properly, yes, but its a fine line between having a stable club and a successful club, fingers crossed those at the top have got it right!
This season, the Club needs to cut costs by £2m more than last season.
It's a simple question of economics.
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: So Aranalde went as part of a cost cutting exercise. How much were they paying this man compared to other expenses at the club? "Made redundant"- people getting laid off, let go or whatever - things don't sound great to me. If we are cost cutting on such a small scale as this what is the financial position of the club really like? Maybe he really was surplus to requirements. Maybe we don't need a European scout. Maybe the Spanish connection really has come to an end completely. Personally I'd like to hear a few questions including these and many others answered by the board. Thumbs down for my concerns, no doubt.[/p][/quote]No thumbs down from me as its a valid point, it could be that after the first few seasons in the new stadium that things are settling down and we are over staffed, hopefully! or as you say if we are having to make cuts at this level things might not be so good! Great to have a club thats run properly, yes, but its a fine line between having a stable club and a successful club, fingers crossed those at the top have got it right![/p][/quote]This season, the Club needs to cut costs by £2m more than last season. It's a simple question of economics. gordongull
  • Score: 0

5:17pm Sat 5 Jul 14

tinker111 says...

Aldrington Halt wrote:
Injured. That's just our luck, we're getting used to it now..UTA!
BEST NEWS OF THE DAT
[quote][p][bold]Aldrington Halt[/bold] wrote: Injured. That's just our luck, we're getting used to it now..UTA![/p][/quote]BEST NEWS OF THE DAT tinker111
  • Score: 0

5:18pm Sat 5 Jul 14

tinker111 says...

Merdalf the Wizard wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Sorry for repetition. Dodgy Internet.
Thought maybe your thinking was if you said it enough times, it would come true!
Expect to see some movement next week, before we go to Spain, be interesting to see if Walton gets some match time today.
UTA
2015 ????
[quote][p][bold]Merdalf the Wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Sorry for repetition. Dodgy Internet.[/p][/quote]Thought maybe your thinking was if you said it enough times, it would come true! Expect to see some movement next week, before we go to Spain, be interesting to see if Walton gets some match time today. UTA[/p][/quote]2015 ???? tinker111
  • Score: -2

5:27pm Sat 5 Jul 14

tinker111 says...

Neville wrote:
Albion in the staffs
The lack of communication ,in my opinion is a club wide problem,not just fans,hence GP andOG leaving along with other various personnel.
problem will never GO AWAY until the2 B'S go Barber & Burke and good money comes into Albion who are not hiding behind FFP
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: Albion in the staffs The lack of communication ,in my opinion is a club wide problem,not just fans,hence GP andOG leaving along with other various personnel.[/p][/quote]problem will never GO AWAY until the2 B'S go Barber & Burke and good money comes into Albion who are not hiding behind FFP tinker111
  • Score: -2

5:59pm Sat 5 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

gordongull wrote:
To baldly go wrote:
Max Ripple wrote:
So Aranalde went as part of a cost cutting exercise. How much were they paying this man compared to other expenses at the club? "Made redundant"- people getting laid off, let go or whatever - things don't sound great to me. If we are cost cutting on such a small scale as this what is the financial position of the club really like? Maybe he really was surplus to requirements. Maybe we don't need a European scout. Maybe the Spanish connection really has come to an end completely. Personally I'd like to hear a few questions including these and many others answered by the board. Thumbs down for my concerns, no doubt.
No thumbs down from me as its a valid point, it could be that after the first few seasons in the new stadium that things are settling down and we are over staffed, hopefully! or as you say if we are having to make cuts at this level things might not be so good! Great to have a club thats run properly, yes, but its a fine line between having a stable club and a successful club, fingers crossed those at the top have got it right!
This season, the Club needs to cut costs by £2m more than last season.
It's a simple question of economics.
Gordon you may have that slightly wrong mate, unless you mean cut, 'losses,' by 2 million more than last year.
The more losses you have the more you have to cut costs by or increase revenues by, but as you cut those losses, the number becomes smaller for the following year.
For the coming season our income will be different due to the naming rights deal, hence our losses should be lower, assuming that we don't choose to increase our outgoings by too much.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: So Aranalde went as part of a cost cutting exercise. How much were they paying this man compared to other expenses at the club? "Made redundant"- people getting laid off, let go or whatever - things don't sound great to me. If we are cost cutting on such a small scale as this what is the financial position of the club really like? Maybe he really was surplus to requirements. Maybe we don't need a European scout. Maybe the Spanish connection really has come to an end completely. Personally I'd like to hear a few questions including these and many others answered by the board. Thumbs down for my concerns, no doubt.[/p][/quote]No thumbs down from me as its a valid point, it could be that after the first few seasons in the new stadium that things are settling down and we are over staffed, hopefully! or as you say if we are having to make cuts at this level things might not be so good! Great to have a club thats run properly, yes, but its a fine line between having a stable club and a successful club, fingers crossed those at the top have got it right![/p][/quote]This season, the Club needs to cut costs by £2m more than last season. It's a simple question of economics.[/p][/quote]Gordon you may have that slightly wrong mate, unless you mean cut, 'losses,' by 2 million more than last year. The more losses you have the more you have to cut costs by or increase revenues by, but as you cut those losses, the number becomes smaller for the following year. For the coming season our income will be different due to the naming rights deal, hence our losses should be lower, assuming that we don't choose to increase our outgoings by too much. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

6:45pm Sat 5 Jul 14

JeffLomer says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
do people want the club to name all the players we have on our radar?cockwomble
Personally i just want them to tell us we HAVE a radar !.
Tony Bloom's interview on Thursday I think stated that we were looking at several players but that it would take time to get the right ones. I think some of it has been quoted on the recent Butland story, if you want to take a look.

We all feel frustrated at the lack on incoming player activity, but that doesn't mean things aren't progressing nicely behind the scenes. As for comms, yes it would be nice to know more from the horse's mouth, but how often in times past did the club announce we were trying to sign specific players only for them to fall through? I don't want to know who we've failed to get, only those who have put their signature on the dotted line.
Welcome back ex pat Arnie to this unpredictable forum!!
Cheers Jeff, although I can think of a couple of others less happy to see me :-)

There is a lot of doom and gloom around at the moment, but most of it seems to be based on the lack of info at what is happening behind the scenes, but that SHOULD all be done quietly IMO. Players will be announced when they sign, and that process will take time. Other clubs might be getting players (some not good enough for us, others way out of a reasonable wage structure) but not all of them will be coping with integrating a new manager.

I have confidence that the club are better at finding and signing new players than us mortals on this site, otherwise we would be employed by the club instead. (I also trust the club more than I trust specific members of this forum, but that's another subject entirely!)

Up the Albion!
Agree entirely ex pat Arnie,
What some people on here can't understand is now we have our new manager in place for a few weeks now they all expected this long line off players to follow him through the door within two weeks off him arriving, to me and many others it does not work like that, when he arrived at our club I bet he did not no any off the players we had on our books and why should he off when he has been in Germany, and he only properly met them this week for training for the first time, he will no who is up for the fight to be in his thoughts to wear the shirt even if we need a few players to come in to the squad, today was the first pre- season game he would off had a good look at what we got in all positions and what we need to come in, if he is not panicking why are some on here, I'm glad he is not panicking because to me that means he is after quality players rather than diving in and getting panic buys or loans, I for one trust Hyppia and the board to get the best players who we can afford to get, some so called fans need to remember it's Blooms cash were spending not Abromovich from Chelsea!!
Up the Albion!!
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: do people want the club to name all the players we have on our radar?cockwomble[/p][/quote]Personally i just want them to tell us we HAVE a radar !.[/p][/quote]Tony Bloom's interview on Thursday I think stated that we were looking at several players but that it would take time to get the right ones. I think some of it has been quoted on the recent Butland story, if you want to take a look. We all feel frustrated at the lack on incoming player activity, but that doesn't mean things aren't progressing nicely behind the scenes. As for comms, yes it would be nice to know more from the horse's mouth, but how often in times past did the club announce we were trying to sign specific players only for them to fall through? I don't want to know who we've failed to get, only those who have put their signature on the dotted line.[/p][/quote]Welcome back ex pat Arnie to this unpredictable forum!![/p][/quote]Cheers Jeff, although I can think of a couple of others less happy to see me :-) There is a lot of doom and gloom around at the moment, but most of it seems to be based on the lack of info at what is happening behind the scenes, but that SHOULD all be done quietly IMO. Players will be announced when they sign, and that process will take time. Other clubs might be getting players (some not good enough for us, others way out of a reasonable wage structure) but not all of them will be coping with integrating a new manager. I have confidence that the club are better at finding and signing new players than us mortals on this site, otherwise we would be employed by the club instead. (I also trust the club more than I trust specific members of this forum, but that's another subject entirely!) Up the Albion![/p][/quote]Agree entirely ex pat Arnie, What some people on here can't understand is now we have our new manager in place for a few weeks now they all expected this long line off players to follow him through the door within two weeks off him arriving, to me and many others it does not work like that, when he arrived at our club I bet he did not no any off the players we had on our books and why should he off when he has been in Germany, and he only properly met them this week for training for the first time, he will no who is up for the fight to be in his thoughts to wear the shirt even if we need a few players to come in to the squad, today was the first pre- season game he would off had a good look at what we got in all positions and what we need to come in, if he is not panicking why are some on here, I'm glad he is not panicking because to me that means he is after quality players rather than diving in and getting panic buys or loans, I for one trust Hyppia and the board to get the best players who we can afford to get, some so called fans need to remember it's Blooms cash were spending not Abromovich from Chelsea!! Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 2

9:09pm Sat 5 Jul 14

tug509 says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
do people want the club to name all the players we have on our radar?cockwomble
Personally i just want them to tell us we HAVE a radar !.
Tony Bloom's interview on Thursday I think stated that we were looking at several players but that it would take time to get the right ones. I think some of it has been quoted on the recent Butland story, if you want to take a look.

We all feel frustrated at the lack on incoming player activity, but that doesn't mean things aren't progressing nicely behind the scenes. As for comms, yes it would be nice to know more from the horse's mouth, but how often in times past did the club announce we were trying to sign specific players only for them to fall through? I don't want to know who we've failed to get, only those who have put their signature on the dotted line.
Welcome back ex pat Arnie to this unpredictable forum!!
Cheers Jeff, although I can think of a couple of others less happy to see me :-)

There is a lot of doom and gloom around at the moment, but most of it seems to be based on the lack of info at what is happening behind the scenes, but that SHOULD all be done quietly IMO. Players will be announced when they sign, and that process will take time. Other clubs might be getting players (some not good enough for us, others way out of a reasonable wage structure) but not all of them will be coping with integrating a new manager.

I have confidence that the club are better at finding and signing new players than us mortals on this site, otherwise we would be employed by the club instead. (I also trust the club more than I trust specific members of this forum, but that's another subject entirely!)

Up the Albion!
Agree entirely ex pat Arnie,
What some people on here can't understand is now we have our new manager in place for a few weeks now they all expected this long line off players to follow him through the door within two weeks off him arriving, to me and many others it does not work like that, when he arrived at our club I bet he did not no any off the players we had on our books and why should he off when he has been in Germany, and he only properly met them this week for training for the first time, he will no who is up for the fight to be in his thoughts to wear the shirt even if we need a few players to come in to the squad, today was the first pre- season game he would off had a good look at what we got in all positions and what we need to come in, if he is not panicking why are some on here, I'm glad he is not panicking because to me that means he is after quality players rather than diving in and getting panic buys or loans, I for one trust Hyppia and the board to get the best players who we can afford to get, some so called fans need to remember it's Blooms cash were spending not Abromovich from Chelsea!!
Up the Albion!!
I have never read such a pile of self opionionated tripe in my life ,to think you believe your own hipe is frightening ,you have got just about everything perfect ,for someone that thinks they have all the answers .
The truth is glaringly obvious ,even to the most challenged of intellects , things are not right , The Mighty Albion is , for whatever reason , struggling to find recruits ,dance around your poncey self importance if you like ,but you know it ,i know it ,and soon the rest of the championship will know it ,IF we dont act now !!. UTA
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: do people want the club to name all the players we have on our radar?cockwomble[/p][/quote]Personally i just want them to tell us we HAVE a radar !.[/p][/quote]Tony Bloom's interview on Thursday I think stated that we were looking at several players but that it would take time to get the right ones. I think some of it has been quoted on the recent Butland story, if you want to take a look. We all feel frustrated at the lack on incoming player activity, but that doesn't mean things aren't progressing nicely behind the scenes. As for comms, yes it would be nice to know more from the horse's mouth, but how often in times past did the club announce we were trying to sign specific players only for them to fall through? I don't want to know who we've failed to get, only those who have put their signature on the dotted line.[/p][/quote]Welcome back ex pat Arnie to this unpredictable forum!![/p][/quote]Cheers Jeff, although I can think of a couple of others less happy to see me :-) There is a lot of doom and gloom around at the moment, but most of it seems to be based on the lack of info at what is happening behind the scenes, but that SHOULD all be done quietly IMO. Players will be announced when they sign, and that process will take time. Other clubs might be getting players (some not good enough for us, others way out of a reasonable wage structure) but not all of them will be coping with integrating a new manager. I have confidence that the club are better at finding and signing new players than us mortals on this site, otherwise we would be employed by the club instead. (I also trust the club more than I trust specific members of this forum, but that's another subject entirely!) Up the Albion![/p][/quote]Agree entirely ex pat Arnie, What some people on here can't understand is now we have our new manager in place for a few weeks now they all expected this long line off players to follow him through the door within two weeks off him arriving, to me and many others it does not work like that, when he arrived at our club I bet he did not no any off the players we had on our books and why should he off when he has been in Germany, and he only properly met them this week for training for the first time, he will no who is up for the fight to be in his thoughts to wear the shirt even if we need a few players to come in to the squad, today was the first pre- season game he would off had a good look at what we got in all positions and what we need to come in, if he is not panicking why are some on here, I'm glad he is not panicking because to me that means he is after quality players rather than diving in and getting panic buys or loans, I for one trust Hyppia and the board to get the best players who we can afford to get, some so called fans need to remember it's Blooms cash were spending not Abromovich from Chelsea!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]I have never read such a pile of self opionionated tripe in my life ,to think you believe your own hipe is frightening ,you have got just about everything perfect ,for someone that thinks they have all the answers . The truth is glaringly obvious ,even to the most challenged of intellects , things are not right , The Mighty Albion is , for whatever reason , struggling to find recruits ,dance around your poncey self importance if you like ,but you know it ,i know it ,and soon the rest of the championship will know it ,IF we dont act now !!. UTA tug509
  • Score: -3

12:08am Sun 6 Jul 14

JeffLomer says...

tug509 wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
do people want the club to name all the players we have on our radar?cockwomble
Personally i just want them to tell us we HAVE a radar !.
Tony Bloom's interview on Thursday I think stated that we were looking at several players but that it would take time to get the right ones. I think some of it has been quoted on the recent Butland story, if you want to take a look.

We all feel frustrated at the lack on incoming player activity, but that doesn't mean things aren't progressing nicely behind the scenes. As for comms, yes it would be nice to know more from the horse's mouth, but how often in times past did the club announce we were trying to sign specific players only for them to fall through? I don't want to know who we've failed to get, only those who have put their signature on the dotted line.
Welcome back ex pat Arnie to this unpredictable forum!!
Cheers Jeff, although I can think of a couple of others less happy to see me :-)

There is a lot of doom and gloom around at the moment, but most of it seems to be based on the lack of info at what is happening behind the scenes, but that SHOULD all be done quietly IMO. Players will be announced when they sign, and that process will take time. Other clubs might be getting players (some not good enough for us, others way out of a reasonable wage structure) but not all of them will be coping with integrating a new manager.

I have confidence that the club are better at finding and signing new players than us mortals on this site, otherwise we would be employed by the club instead. (I also trust the club more than I trust specific members of this forum, but that's another subject entirely!)

Up the Albion!
Agree entirely ex pat Arnie,
What some people on here can't understand is now we have our new manager in place for a few weeks now they all expected this long line off players to follow him through the door within two weeks off him arriving, to me and many others it does not work like that, when he arrived at our club I bet he did not no any off the players we had on our books and why should he off when he has been in Germany, and he only properly met them this week for training for the first time, he will no who is up for the fight to be in his thoughts to wear the shirt even if we need a few players to come in to the squad, today was the first pre- season game he would off had a good look at what we got in all positions and what we need to come in, if he is not panicking why are some on here, I'm glad he is not panicking because to me that means he is after quality players rather than diving in and getting panic buys or loans, I for one trust Hyppia and the board to get the best players who we can afford to get, some so called fans need to remember it's Blooms cash were spending not Abromovich from Chelsea!!
Up the Albion!!
I have never read such a pile of self opionionated tripe in my life ,to think you believe your own hipe is frightening ,you have got just about everything perfect ,for someone that thinks they have all the answers .
The truth is glaringly obvious ,even to the most challenged of intellects , things are not right , The Mighty Albion is , for whatever reason , struggling to find recruits ,dance around your poncey self importance if you like ,but you know it ,i know it ,and soon the rest of the championship will know it ,IF we dont act now !!. UTA
That's your opinion Tug, do you obviously think Bloom has hired Hyppia then decided he is not going to go out and get him new players in permanently or on loan, so it's taking a bit longer to get the first in so what, no one knows what's going on behind the scenes how hard they are working, we will have a team assembled ready yo for the start off the season, blimey Tug calm down have a beer or ten!!
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: do people want the club to name all the players we have on our radar?cockwomble[/p][/quote]Personally i just want them to tell us we HAVE a radar !.[/p][/quote]Tony Bloom's interview on Thursday I think stated that we were looking at several players but that it would take time to get the right ones. I think some of it has been quoted on the recent Butland story, if you want to take a look. We all feel frustrated at the lack on incoming player activity, but that doesn't mean things aren't progressing nicely behind the scenes. As for comms, yes it would be nice to know more from the horse's mouth, but how often in times past did the club announce we were trying to sign specific players only for them to fall through? I don't want to know who we've failed to get, only those who have put their signature on the dotted line.[/p][/quote]Welcome back ex pat Arnie to this unpredictable forum!![/p][/quote]Cheers Jeff, although I can think of a couple of others less happy to see me :-) There is a lot of doom and gloom around at the moment, but most of it seems to be based on the lack of info at what is happening behind the scenes, but that SHOULD all be done quietly IMO. Players will be announced when they sign, and that process will take time. Other clubs might be getting players (some not good enough for us, others way out of a reasonable wage structure) but not all of them will be coping with integrating a new manager. I have confidence that the club are better at finding and signing new players than us mortals on this site, otherwise we would be employed by the club instead. (I also trust the club more than I trust specific members of this forum, but that's another subject entirely!) Up the Albion![/p][/quote]Agree entirely ex pat Arnie, What some people on here can't understand is now we have our new manager in place for a few weeks now they all expected this long line off players to follow him through the door within two weeks off him arriving, to me and many others it does not work like that, when he arrived at our club I bet he did not no any off the players we had on our books and why should he off when he has been in Germany, and he only properly met them this week for training for the first time, he will no who is up for the fight to be in his thoughts to wear the shirt even if we need a few players to come in to the squad, today was the first pre- season game he would off had a good look at what we got in all positions and what we need to come in, if he is not panicking why are some on here, I'm glad he is not panicking because to me that means he is after quality players rather than diving in and getting panic buys or loans, I for one trust Hyppia and the board to get the best players who we can afford to get, some so called fans need to remember it's Blooms cash were spending not Abromovich from Chelsea!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]I have never read such a pile of self opionionated tripe in my life ,to think you believe your own hipe is frightening ,you have got just about everything perfect ,for someone that thinks they have all the answers . The truth is glaringly obvious ,even to the most challenged of intellects , things are not right , The Mighty Albion is , for whatever reason , struggling to find recruits ,dance around your poncey self importance if you like ,but you know it ,i know it ,and soon the rest of the championship will know it ,IF we dont act now !!. UTA[/p][/quote]That's your opinion Tug, do you obviously think Bloom has hired Hyppia then decided he is not going to go out and get him new players in permanently or on loan, so it's taking a bit longer to get the first in so what, no one knows what's going on behind the scenes how hard they are working, we will have a team assembled ready yo for the start off the season, blimey Tug calm down have a beer or ten!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 3

1:03am Sun 6 Jul 14

tug509 says...

JeffLomer wrote:
tug509 wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
do people want the club to name all the players we have on our radar?cockwomble
Personally i just want them to tell us we HAVE a radar !.
Tony Bloom's interview on Thursday I think stated that we were looking at several players but that it would take time to get the right ones. I think some of it has been quoted on the recent Butland story, if you want to take a look.

We all feel frustrated at the lack on incoming player activity, but that doesn't mean things aren't progressing nicely behind the scenes. As for comms, yes it would be nice to know more from the horse's mouth, but how often in times past did the club announce we were trying to sign specific players only for them to fall through? I don't want to know who we've failed to get, only those who have put their signature on the dotted line.
Welcome back ex pat Arnie to this unpredictable forum!!
Cheers Jeff, although I can think of a couple of others less happy to see me :-)

There is a lot of doom and gloom around at the moment, but most of it seems to be based on the lack of info at what is happening behind the scenes, but that SHOULD all be done quietly IMO. Players will be announced when they sign, and that process will take time. Other clubs might be getting players (some not good enough for us, others way out of a reasonable wage structure) but not all of them will be coping with integrating a new manager.

I have confidence that the club are better at finding and signing new players than us mortals on this site, otherwise we would be employed by the club instead. (I also trust the club more than I trust specific members of this forum, but that's another subject entirely!)

Up the Albion!
Agree entirely ex pat Arnie,
What some people on here can't understand is now we have our new manager in place for a few weeks now they all expected this long line off players to follow him through the door within two weeks off him arriving, to me and many others it does not work like that, when he arrived at our club I bet he did not no any off the players we had on our books and why should he off when he has been in Germany, and he only properly met them this week for training for the first time, he will no who is up for the fight to be in his thoughts to wear the shirt even if we need a few players to come in to the squad, today was the first pre- season game he would off had a good look at what we got in all positions and what we need to come in, if he is not panicking why are some on here, I'm glad he is not panicking because to me that means he is after quality players rather than diving in and getting panic buys or loans, I for one trust Hyppia and the board to get the best players who we can afford to get, some so called fans need to remember it's Blooms cash were spending not Abromovich from Chelsea!!
Up the Albion!!
I have never read such a pile of self opionionated tripe in my life ,to think you believe your own hipe is frightening ,you have got just about everything perfect ,for someone that thinks they have all the answers .
The truth is glaringly obvious ,even to the most challenged of intellects , things are not right , The Mighty Albion is , for whatever reason , struggling to find recruits ,dance around your poncey self importance if you like ,but you know it ,i know it ,and soon the rest of the championship will know it ,IF we dont act now !!. UTA
That's your opinion Tug, do you obviously think Bloom has hired Hyppia then decided he is not going to go out and get him new players in permanently or on loan, so it's taking a bit longer to get the first in so what, no one knows what's going on behind the scenes how hard they are working, we will have a team assembled ready yo for the start off the season, blimey Tug calm down have a beer or ten!!
I love The Albion with all my heart ,always have and that wont change ,i`ll have my beer when my club is sound ,not just financially ,but as it says on the badge BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION FOOTBALL CLUB ,to comply with that ,we need to have players ,simple fact is at the moment ,we dont !.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: do people want the club to name all the players we have on our radar?cockwomble[/p][/quote]Personally i just want them to tell us we HAVE a radar !.[/p][/quote]Tony Bloom's interview on Thursday I think stated that we were looking at several players but that it would take time to get the right ones. I think some of it has been quoted on the recent Butland story, if you want to take a look. We all feel frustrated at the lack on incoming player activity, but that doesn't mean things aren't progressing nicely behind the scenes. As for comms, yes it would be nice to know more from the horse's mouth, but how often in times past did the club announce we were trying to sign specific players only for them to fall through? I don't want to know who we've failed to get, only those who have put their signature on the dotted line.[/p][/quote]Welcome back ex pat Arnie to this unpredictable forum!![/p][/quote]Cheers Jeff, although I can think of a couple of others less happy to see me :-) There is a lot of doom and gloom around at the moment, but most of it seems to be based on the lack of info at what is happening behind the scenes, but that SHOULD all be done quietly IMO. Players will be announced when they sign, and that process will take time. Other clubs might be getting players (some not good enough for us, others way out of a reasonable wage structure) but not all of them will be coping with integrating a new manager. I have confidence that the club are better at finding and signing new players than us mortals on this site, otherwise we would be employed by the club instead. (I also trust the club more than I trust specific members of this forum, but that's another subject entirely!) Up the Albion![/p][/quote]Agree entirely ex pat Arnie, What some people on here can't understand is now we have our new manager in place for a few weeks now they all expected this long line off players to follow him through the door within two weeks off him arriving, to me and many others it does not work like that, when he arrived at our club I bet he did not no any off the players we had on our books and why should he off when he has been in Germany, and he only properly met them this week for training for the first time, he will no who is up for the fight to be in his thoughts to wear the shirt even if we need a few players to come in to the squad, today was the first pre- season game he would off had a good look at what we got in all positions and what we need to come in, if he is not panicking why are some on here, I'm glad he is not panicking because to me that means he is after quality players rather than diving in and getting panic buys or loans, I for one trust Hyppia and the board to get the best players who we can afford to get, some so called fans need to remember it's Blooms cash were spending not Abromovich from Chelsea!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]I have never read such a pile of self opionionated tripe in my life ,to think you believe your own hipe is frightening ,you have got just about everything perfect ,for someone that thinks they have all the answers . The truth is glaringly obvious ,even to the most challenged of intellects , things are not right , The Mighty Albion is , for whatever reason , struggling to find recruits ,dance around your poncey self importance if you like ,but you know it ,i know it ,and soon the rest of the championship will know it ,IF we dont act now !!. UTA[/p][/quote]That's your opinion Tug, do you obviously think Bloom has hired Hyppia then decided he is not going to go out and get him new players in permanently or on loan, so it's taking a bit longer to get the first in so what, no one knows what's going on behind the scenes how hard they are working, we will have a team assembled ready yo for the start off the season, blimey Tug calm down have a beer or ten!![/p][/quote]I love The Albion with all my heart ,always have and that wont change ,i`ll have my beer when my club is sound ,not just financially ,but as it says on the badge BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION FOOTBALL CLUB ,to comply with that ,we need to have players ,simple fact is at the moment ,we dont !. tug509
  • Score: -2

7:00am Sun 6 Jul 14

JeffLomer says...

tug509 wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
tug509 wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
do people want the club to name all the players we have on our radar?cockwomble
Personally i just want them to tell us we HAVE a radar !.
Tony Bloom's interview on Thursday I think stated that we were looking at several players but that it would take time to get the right ones. I think some of it has been quoted on the recent Butland story, if you want to take a look.

We all feel frustrated at the lack on incoming player activity, but that doesn't mean things aren't progressing nicely behind the scenes. As for comms, yes it would be nice to know more from the horse's mouth, but how often in times past did the club announce we were trying to sign specific players only for them to fall through? I don't want to know who we've failed to get, only those who have put their signature on the dotted line.
Welcome back ex pat Arnie to this unpredictable forum!!
Cheers Jeff, although I can think of a couple of others less happy to see me :-)

There is a lot of doom and gloom around at the moment, but most of it seems to be based on the lack of info at what is happening behind the scenes, but that SHOULD all be done quietly IMO. Players will be announced when they sign, and that process will take time. Other clubs might be getting players (some not good enough for us, others way out of a reasonable wage structure) but not all of them will be coping with integrating a new manager.

I have confidence that the club are better at finding and signing new players than us mortals on this site, otherwise we would be employed by the club instead. (I also trust the club more than I trust specific members of this forum, but that's another subject entirely!)

Up the Albion!
Agree entirely ex pat Arnie,
What some people on here can't understand is now we have our new manager in place for a few weeks now they all expected this long line off players to follow him through the door within two weeks off him arriving, to me and many others it does not work like that, when he arrived at our club I bet he did not no any off the players we had on our books and why should he off when he has been in Germany, and he only properly met them this week for training for the first time, he will no who is up for the fight to be in his thoughts to wear the shirt even if we need a few players to come in to the squad, today was the first pre- season game he would off had a good look at what we got in all positions and what we need to come in, if he is not panicking why are some on here, I'm glad he is not panicking because to me that means he is after quality players rather than diving in and getting panic buys or loans, I for one trust Hyppia and the board to get the best players who we can afford to get, some so called fans need to remember it's Blooms cash were spending not Abromovich from Chelsea!!
Up the Albion!!
I have never read such a pile of self opionionated tripe in my life ,to think you believe your own hipe is frightening ,you have got just about everything perfect ,for someone that thinks they have all the answers .
The truth is glaringly obvious ,even to the most challenged of intellects , things are not right , The Mighty Albion is , for whatever reason , struggling to find recruits ,dance around your poncey self importance if you like ,but you know it ,i know it ,and soon the rest of the championship will know it ,IF we dont act now !!. UTA
That's your opinion Tug, do you obviously think Bloom has hired Hyppia then decided he is not going to go out and get him new players in permanently or on loan, so it's taking a bit longer to get the first in so what, no one knows what's going on behind the scenes how hard they are working, we will have a team assembled ready yo for the start off the season, blimey Tug calm down have a beer or ten!!
I love The Albion with all my heart ,always have and that wont change ,i`ll have my beer when my club is sound ,not just financially ,but as it says on the badge BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION FOOTBALL CLUB ,to comply with that ,we need to have players ,simple fact is at the moment ,we dont !.
Morning Tug, I think we all love our club mate, frustrating as it is this happens all the time at the Albion, the trouble we've had is yet again we had to spend time in finding a manager first, then obviously players are for some reason put on the back burner until he is appointed, now hopefully he is having input to who he wants to bring in, season five weeks away plenty off time to gel the new players that will arrive before the season kicks off !!
Up the Albion!!
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: do people want the club to name all the players we have on our radar?cockwomble[/p][/quote]Personally i just want them to tell us we HAVE a radar !.[/p][/quote]Tony Bloom's interview on Thursday I think stated that we were looking at several players but that it would take time to get the right ones. I think some of it has been quoted on the recent Butland story, if you want to take a look. We all feel frustrated at the lack on incoming player activity, but that doesn't mean things aren't progressing nicely behind the scenes. As for comms, yes it would be nice to know more from the horse's mouth, but how often in times past did the club announce we were trying to sign specific players only for them to fall through? I don't want to know who we've failed to get, only those who have put their signature on the dotted line.[/p][/quote]Welcome back ex pat Arnie to this unpredictable forum!![/p][/quote]Cheers Jeff, although I can think of a couple of others less happy to see me :-) There is a lot of doom and gloom around at the moment, but most of it seems to be based on the lack of info at what is happening behind the scenes, but that SHOULD all be done quietly IMO. Players will be announced when they sign, and that process will take time. Other clubs might be getting players (some not good enough for us, others way out of a reasonable wage structure) but not all of them will be coping with integrating a new manager. I have confidence that the club are better at finding and signing new players than us mortals on this site, otherwise we would be employed by the club instead. (I also trust the club more than I trust specific members of this forum, but that's another subject entirely!) Up the Albion![/p][/quote]Agree entirely ex pat Arnie, What some people on here can't understand is now we have our new manager in place for a few weeks now they all expected this long line off players to follow him through the door within two weeks off him arriving, to me and many others it does not work like that, when he arrived at our club I bet he did not no any off the players we had on our books and why should he off when he has been in Germany, and he only properly met them this week for training for the first time, he will no who is up for the fight to be in his thoughts to wear the shirt even if we need a few players to come in to the squad, today was the first pre- season game he would off had a good look at what we got in all positions and what we need to come in, if he is not panicking why are some on here, I'm glad he is not panicking because to me that means he is after quality players rather than diving in and getting panic buys or loans, I for one trust Hyppia and the board to get the best players who we can afford to get, some so called fans need to remember it's Blooms cash were spending not Abromovich from Chelsea!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]I have never read such a pile of self opionionated tripe in my life ,to think you believe your own hipe is frightening ,you have got just about everything perfect ,for someone that thinks they have all the answers . The truth is glaringly obvious ,even to the most challenged of intellects , things are not right , The Mighty Albion is , for whatever reason , struggling to find recruits ,dance around your poncey self importance if you like ,but you know it ,i know it ,and soon the rest of the championship will know it ,IF we dont act now !!. UTA[/p][/quote]That's your opinion Tug, do you obviously think Bloom has hired Hyppia then decided he is not going to go out and get him new players in permanently or on loan, so it's taking a bit longer to get the first in so what, no one knows what's going on behind the scenes how hard they are working, we will have a team assembled ready yo for the start off the season, blimey Tug calm down have a beer or ten!![/p][/quote]I love The Albion with all my heart ,always have and that wont change ,i`ll have my beer when my club is sound ,not just financially ,but as it says on the badge BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION FOOTBALL CLUB ,to comply with that ,we need to have players ,simple fact is at the moment ,we dont !.[/p][/quote]Morning Tug, I think we all love our club mate, frustrating as it is this happens all the time at the Albion, the trouble we've had is yet again we had to spend time in finding a manager first, then obviously players are for some reason put on the back burner until he is appointed, now hopefully he is having input to who he wants to bring in, season five weeks away plenty off time to gel the new players that will arrive before the season kicks off !! Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 3

1:04pm Sun 6 Jul 14

tug509 says...

JeffLomer wrote:
tug509 wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
tug509 wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
do people want the club to name all the players we have on our radar?cockwomble
Personally i just want them to tell us we HAVE a radar !.
Tony Bloom's interview on Thursday I think stated that we were looking at several players but that it would take time to get the right ones. I think some of it has been quoted on the recent Butland story, if you want to take a look.

We all feel frustrated at the lack on incoming player activity, but that doesn't mean things aren't progressing nicely behind the scenes. As for comms, yes it would be nice to know more from the horse's mouth, but how often in times past did the club announce we were trying to sign specific players only for them to fall through? I don't want to know who we've failed to get, only those who have put their signature on the dotted line.
Welcome back ex pat Arnie to this unpredictable forum!!
Cheers Jeff, although I can think of a couple of others less happy to see me :-)

There is a lot of doom and gloom around at the moment, but most of it seems to be based on the lack of info at what is happening behind the scenes, but that SHOULD all be done quietly IMO. Players will be announced when they sign, and that process will take time. Other clubs might be getting players (some not good enough for us, others way out of a reasonable wage structure) but not all of them will be coping with integrating a new manager.

I have confidence that the club are better at finding and signing new players than us mortals on this site, otherwise we would be employed by the club instead. (I also trust the club more than I trust specific members of this forum, but that's another subject entirely!)

Up the Albion!
Agree entirely ex pat Arnie,
What some people on here can't understand is now we have our new manager in place for a few weeks now they all expected this long line off players to follow him through the door within two weeks off him arriving, to me and many others it does not work like that, when he arrived at our club I bet he did not no any off the players we had on our books and why should he off when he has been in Germany, and he only properly met them this week for training for the first time, he will no who is up for the fight to be in his thoughts to wear the shirt even if we need a few players to come in to the squad, today was the first pre- season game he would off had a good look at what we got in all positions and what we need to come in, if he is not panicking why are some on here, I'm glad he is not panicking because to me that means he is after quality players rather than diving in and getting panic buys or loans, I for one trust Hyppia and the board to get the best players who we can afford to get, some so called fans need to remember it's Blooms cash were spending not Abromovich from Chelsea!!
Up the Albion!!
I have never read such a pile of self opionionated tripe in my life ,to think you believe your own hipe is frightening ,you have got just about everything perfect ,for someone that thinks they have all the answers .
The truth is glaringly obvious ,even to the most challenged of intellects , things are not right , The Mighty Albion is , for whatever reason , struggling to find recruits ,dance around your poncey self importance if you like ,but you know it ,i know it ,and soon the rest of the championship will know it ,IF we dont act now !!. UTA
That's your opinion Tug, do you obviously think Bloom has hired Hyppia then decided he is not going to go out and get him new players in permanently or on loan, so it's taking a bit longer to get the first in so what, no one knows what's going on behind the scenes how hard they are working, we will have a team assembled ready yo for the start off the season, blimey Tug calm down have a beer or ten!!
I love The Albion with all my heart ,always have and that wont change ,i`ll have my beer when my club is sound ,not just financially ,but as it says on the badge BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION FOOTBALL CLUB ,to comply with that ,we need to have players ,simple fact is at the moment ,we dont !.
Morning Tug, I think we all love our club mate, frustrating as it is this happens all the time at the Albion, the trouble we've had is yet again we had to spend time in finding a manager first, then obviously players are for some reason put on the back burner until he is appointed, now hopefully he is having input to who he wants to bring in, season five weeks away plenty off time to gel the new players that will arrive before the season kicks off !!
Up the Albion!!
Good afternoon all ,i would like to apologise to anyone i offended yesterday ,i am totally ruled by my love for The Albion ,and sometimes i`m too quick with my words ,i`m well aware we are ALL in the same boat ,so i should perhaps count to ten ,thanks . UTA
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: do people want the club to name all the players we have on our radar?cockwomble[/p][/quote]Personally i just want them to tell us we HAVE a radar !.[/p][/quote]Tony Bloom's interview on Thursday I think stated that we were looking at several players but that it would take time to get the right ones. I think some of it has been quoted on the recent Butland story, if you want to take a look. We all feel frustrated at the lack on incoming player activity, but that doesn't mean things aren't progressing nicely behind the scenes. As for comms, yes it would be nice to know more from the horse's mouth, but how often in times past did the club announce we were trying to sign specific players only for them to fall through? I don't want to know who we've failed to get, only those who have put their signature on the dotted line.[/p][/quote]Welcome back ex pat Arnie to this unpredictable forum!![/p][/quote]Cheers Jeff, although I can think of a couple of others less happy to see me :-) There is a lot of doom and gloom around at the moment, but most of it seems to be based on the lack of info at what is happening behind the scenes, but that SHOULD all be done quietly IMO. Players will be announced when they sign, and that process will take time. Other clubs might be getting players (some not good enough for us, others way out of a reasonable wage structure) but not all of them will be coping with integrating a new manager. I have confidence that the club are better at finding and signing new players than us mortals on this site, otherwise we would be employed by the club instead. (I also trust the club more than I trust specific members of this forum, but that's another subject entirely!) Up the Albion![/p][/quote]Agree entirely ex pat Arnie, What some people on here can't understand is now we have our new manager in place for a few weeks now they all expected this long line off players to follow him through the door within two weeks off him arriving, to me and many others it does not work like that, when he arrived at our club I bet he did not no any off the players we had on our books and why should he off when he has been in Germany, and he only properly met them this week for training for the first time, he will no who is up for the fight to be in his thoughts to wear the shirt even if we need a few players to come in to the squad, today was the first pre- season game he would off had a good look at what we got in all positions and what we need to come in, if he is not panicking why are some on here, I'm glad he is not panicking because to me that means he is after quality players rather than diving in and getting panic buys or loans, I for one trust Hyppia and the board to get the best players who we can afford to get, some so called fans need to remember it's Blooms cash were spending not Abromovich from Chelsea!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]I have never read such a pile of self opionionated tripe in my life ,to think you believe your own hipe is frightening ,you have got just about everything perfect ,for someone that thinks they have all the answers . The truth is glaringly obvious ,even to the most challenged of intellects , things are not right , The Mighty Albion is , for whatever reason , struggling to find recruits ,dance around your poncey self importance if you like ,but you know it ,i know it ,and soon the rest of the championship will know it ,IF we dont act now !!. UTA[/p][/quote]That's your opinion Tug, do you obviously think Bloom has hired Hyppia then decided he is not going to go out and get him new players in permanently or on loan, so it's taking a bit longer to get the first in so what, no one knows what's going on behind the scenes how hard they are working, we will have a team assembled ready yo for the start off the season, blimey Tug calm down have a beer or ten!![/p][/quote]I love The Albion with all my heart ,always have and that wont change ,i`ll have my beer when my club is sound ,not just financially ,but as it says on the badge BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION FOOTBALL CLUB ,to comply with that ,we need to have players ,simple fact is at the moment ,we dont !.[/p][/quote]Morning Tug, I think we all love our club mate, frustrating as it is this happens all the time at the Albion, the trouble we've had is yet again we had to spend time in finding a manager first, then obviously players are for some reason put on the back burner until he is appointed, now hopefully he is having input to who he wants to bring in, season five weeks away plenty off time to gel the new players that will arrive before the season kicks off !! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]Good afternoon all ,i would like to apologise to anyone i offended yesterday ,i am totally ruled by my love for The Albion ,and sometimes i`m too quick with my words ,i`m well aware we are ALL in the same boat ,so i should perhaps count to ten ,thanks . UTA tug509
  • Score: 1

1:35pm Sun 6 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

Good morning Tug.
Good morning Tug. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1
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