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Butland move may have hit a snag

The Argus: Jack Butland may not become available until September Jack Butland may not become available until September

Albion's hopes of landing Jack Butland on loan from Premier League Stoke City to solve the goalkeeping vacancy have hit a snag.

They are looking elsewhere for Tomasz Kuszczak’s replacement, as Butland is unlikely to be available until September.

The Argus revealed a week ago the Seagulls’ interest in taking England under-21 international Butland on loan for the season after former No. 1 Kuszczak was released in May.

Butland has plenty of Championship experience following a loan-back spell with former club Birmingham and temporary stints also with Barnsley and Leeds.

Albion are a more attractive proposition with their track record of reaching the play-offs but the timing of another temporary move for Butland away from the Britannia Stadium is dependent on the future of Asmir Begovic, pictured.

Stoke’s highly-rated Bosnian No. 1 continues to be the subject of transfer speculation, with Real Madrid heading the queue.

A Stoke insider has told The Argus Butland, third choice at the Potteries club behind experienced Dane Thomas Sorensen, will not be going anywhere until Begovic’s future is resolved.

Albion launch their Championship campaign at home to Sheffield Wednesday on August 9 – three weeks before the transfer window closes.

They can ill-afford to wait on Butland, with boss Sami Hyypia especially eager to sign both a goalkeeper and central defender following Matt Upson’s move to Leicester.

Sorensen’s fellow countryman Casper Ankergren, retained by Albion on a new one-year deal, and England under-19 prospect Christian Walton are likely to share the gloves in the opening pre-season friendly at Lewes today.

Chairman Tony Bloom is bullish about a competitive squad being in place for Hyypia’s first season at the helm.

Albion are expected to make as many as seven signings by next month to bring the squad back up to strength.

Bloom said: “David (Burke, head of football), myself and he (Hyypia) are talking regularly on transfer targets and we will be making progress with those over the next few weeks.

“We are well prepared with transfer targets but obviously with a new manager it takes a little bit more time. We need Sami’s input.

“Sami needs to watch quite a few games so it takes a little bit longer and also the World Cup does mean that player signings and transfers always happen later in the summer.

“I’m extremely confident we will bring in the right players. We can bring in a few players tomorrow.

“We just want to bring in the best players we can with the budget we’ve got and I’m confident for the start of the season we’ll have a very competitive squad.”

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11:11am Sat 5 Jul 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Hooray!
Comments from the club, in this case the Chairman, reflecting that they ARE working behind the scenes!
Of course some will say he hasn't told us anything new and that's generally true, but at least it's evidence that The Amex is not the Marie Celeste!
Also - and a moot point perhaps - but I'd have thought the main story for the local paper would have been Bloom's confidence in progress rather than Butland's imminent non-arrival? Just my view...
Hooray! Comments from the club, in this case the Chairman, reflecting that they ARE working behind the scenes! Of course some will say he hasn't told us anything new and that's generally true, but at least it's evidence that The Amex is not the Marie Celeste! Also - and a moot point perhaps - but I'd have thought the main story for the local paper would have been Bloom's confidence in progress rather than Butland's imminent non-arrival? Just my view... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 10

11:17am Sat 5 Jul 14

2ndCitySeagull says...

Sure Casper will take this opportunity to display his rarely seen talents and get some decent game time chalked up. All the while the recruitment team seek an out of contract keeper on top third Championship wages with some Premier League experience, anyone spring to mind?
Sure Casper will take this opportunity to display his rarely seen talents and get some decent game time chalked up. All the while the recruitment team seek an out of contract keeper on top third Championship wages with some Premier League experience, anyone spring to mind? 2ndCitySeagull
  • Score: 3

11:17am Sat 5 Jul 14

Neville says...

Numerous articles about people leaving or players not coming to the club.
Any chance of someone somewhere looking to join.
Numerous articles about people leaving or players not coming to the club. Any chance of someone somewhere looking to join. Neville
  • Score: -5

11:31am Sat 5 Jul 14

Eddy B says...

Can't believe they need to look elsewhere for the sake of waiting just a month (with Walton and Ankers in reserve anyway). The championship doesn't start until Christmas anyway :)

Surprised Butland is 3rd choice at Stoke. Still a solid young keeper and played a blinder the last time he was at the Amex.
Can't believe they need to look elsewhere for the sake of waiting just a month (with Walton and Ankers in reserve anyway). The championship doesn't start until Christmas anyway :) Surprised Butland is 3rd choice at Stoke. Still a solid young keeper and played a blinder the last time he was at the Amex. Eddy B
  • Score: 13

11:35am Sat 5 Jul 14

JeffLomer says...

Make Walton our number one if not convince Westwood to join yer before some say he was on 30,000 but at the min he has no c lub or income coming in
Make Walton our number one if not convince Westwood to join yer before some say he was on 30,000 but at the min he has no c lub or income coming in JeffLomer
  • Score: -3

11:44am Sat 5 Jul 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

We've also missed out on Coventry striker Callum Wilson who's been snapped up by Bournemouth who beat off a host of championship clubs. We weren't one of them but really this is the type of player a good young striker who should develope further still at our club. The fact we're not even being mentioned in connection with players like this is ominous and I'm afraid does hint at something not being quite right behind the scenes. Despite what some people say we are already lagging behind many clubs now for next season. The only news from the club is regarding people leaving or not coming in, it's worrying.
We've also missed out on Coventry striker Callum Wilson who's been snapped up by Bournemouth who beat off a host of championship clubs. We weren't one of them but really this is the type of player a good young striker who should develope further still at our club. The fact we're not even being mentioned in connection with players like this is ominous and I'm afraid does hint at something not being quite right behind the scenes. Despite what some people say we are already lagging behind many clubs now for next season. The only news from the club is regarding people leaving or not coming in, it's worrying. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -11

11:52am Sat 5 Jul 14

pjwilk says...

We are talking to lots of players behind the scenes ,its just when they mention money we are out of the picture.Burke has spoken.
We are talking to lots of players behind the scenes ,its just when they mention money we are out of the picture.Burke has spoken. pjwilk
  • Score: -3

11:53am Sat 5 Jul 14

AlanDuffy says...

Clearly TB has read my recent postings requesting a bit more information from the club so thanks for that, Tone :-) Nothing specific as yet, but something's better than nothing - looking forward to a few players being signed tomorrow!
Clearly TB has read my recent postings requesting a bit more information from the club so thanks for that, Tone :-) Nothing specific as yet, but something's better than nothing - looking forward to a few players being signed tomorrow! AlanDuffy
  • Score: 4

11:53am Sat 5 Jul 14

Asleep in Dorset says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
We've also missed out on Coventry striker Callum Wilson who's been snapped up by Bournemouth who beat off a host of championship clubs. We weren't one of them but really this is the type of player a good young striker who should develope further still at our club. The fact we're not even being mentioned in connection with players like this is ominous and I'm afraid does hint at something not being quite right behind the scenes. Despite what some people say we are already lagging behind many clubs now for next season. The only news from the club is regarding people leaving or not coming in, it's worrying.
how do you know we weren't one of them ? We let a striker go in January who we developed at the club, let another one go last week before we got to develop him.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: We've also missed out on Coventry striker Callum Wilson who's been snapped up by Bournemouth who beat off a host of championship clubs. We weren't one of them but really this is the type of player a good young striker who should develope further still at our club. The fact we're not even being mentioned in connection with players like this is ominous and I'm afraid does hint at something not being quite right behind the scenes. Despite what some people say we are already lagging behind many clubs now for next season. The only news from the club is regarding people leaving or not coming in, it's worrying.[/p][/quote]how do you know we weren't one of them ? We let a striker go in January who we developed at the club, let another one go last week before we got to develop him. Asleep in Dorset
  • Score: -1

12:02pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Asleep in Dorset wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
We've also missed out on Coventry striker Callum Wilson who's been snapped up by Bournemouth who beat off a host of championship clubs. We weren't one of them but really this is the type of player a good young striker who should develope further still at our club. The fact we're not even being mentioned in connection with players like this is ominous and I'm afraid does hint at something not being quite right behind the scenes. Despite what some people say we are already lagging behind many clubs now for next season. The only news from the club is regarding people leaving or not coming in, it's worrying.
how do you know we weren't one of them ? We let a striker go in January who we developed at the club, let another one go last week before we got to develop him.
We weren't I can guarantee it. If we were do you really think that Bournemouth even with the 6 million from the Lallana transfer would be able to outbid us with our attendances 2.5- 3 times the size of theirs? In all the transfer snippets on line and in papers we were not mentioned once anywhere in connection with this player and this is the sort of player who would be ideal for us and be an ideal club for him to progress.
[quote][p][bold]Asleep in Dorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: We've also missed out on Coventry striker Callum Wilson who's been snapped up by Bournemouth who beat off a host of championship clubs. We weren't one of them but really this is the type of player a good young striker who should develope further still at our club. The fact we're not even being mentioned in connection with players like this is ominous and I'm afraid does hint at something not being quite right behind the scenes. Despite what some people say we are already lagging behind many clubs now for next season. The only news from the club is regarding people leaving or not coming in, it's worrying.[/p][/quote]how do you know we weren't one of them ? We let a striker go in January who we developed at the club, let another one go last week before we got to develop him.[/p][/quote]We weren't I can guarantee it. If we were do you really think that Bournemouth even with the 6 million from the Lallana transfer would be able to outbid us with our attendances 2.5- 3 times the size of theirs? In all the transfer snippets on line and in papers we were not mentioned once anywhere in connection with this player and this is the sort of player who would be ideal for us and be an ideal club for him to progress. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -3

12:09pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Alan G Skinner says...

Christian Walton will impress in pre season and start the season as our No.1, I'm sure of it. We should make efforts to tie Christian down to a long term deal, before Premier League clubs monitoring becomes anything more concrete.
Christian Walton will impress in pre season and start the season as our No.1, I'm sure of it. We should make efforts to tie Christian down to a long term deal, before Premier League clubs monitoring becomes anything more concrete. Alan G Skinner
  • Score: 8

12:11pm Sat 5 Jul 14

pte says...

What's new? Where BHA is concerned there's always a snag or a letdown. People still talking about a top 6 finish, I wonder if they'll be so optimistic if by August we fail to get at least 6 of the players we clearly need
What's new? Where BHA is concerned there's always a snag or a letdown. People still talking about a top 6 finish, I wonder if they'll be so optimistic if by August we fail to get at least 6 of the players we clearly need pte
  • Score: 1

12:12pm Sat 5 Jul 14

AlanDuffy says...

I see that Leicester have shifted their attention to Connor Wickham - with any luck that might mean Leo will be staying with us.
I see that Leicester have shifted their attention to Connor Wickham - with any luck that might mean Leo will be staying with us. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 4

12:39pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Jules boy says...

pte wrote:
What's new? Where BHA is concerned there's always a snag or a letdown. People still talking about a top 6 finish, I wonder if they'll be so optimistic if by August we fail to get at least 6 of the players we clearly need
I'm looking more at top 2. Better to take time recruiting, If we sign someone up for the sake of it and they don't work out because it was a rush job, soon have people moaning about that.
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: What's new? Where BHA is concerned there's always a snag or a letdown. People still talking about a top 6 finish, I wonder if they'll be so optimistic if by August we fail to get at least 6 of the players we clearly need[/p][/quote]I'm looking more at top 2. Better to take time recruiting, If we sign someone up for the sake of it and they don't work out because it was a rush job, soon have people moaning about that. Jules boy
  • Score: 4

12:39pm Sat 5 Jul 14

ballantrrae says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Hooray!
Comments from the club, in this case the Chairman, reflecting that they ARE working behind the scenes!
Of course some will say he hasn't told us anything new and that's generally true, but at least it's evidence that The Amex is not the Marie Celeste!
Also - and a moot point perhaps - but I'd have thought the main story for the local paper would have been Bloom's confidence in progress rather than Butland's imminent non-arrival? Just my view...
I agree AIS that it is good to receive some form of update from the club.
I notice that TB is still playing his cards close to his chest by saying 'we will be making progress ......over the next few weeks' rather than 'are making progress'. Good to read that TB wants us to bring in the right kind of players and believes we will be competitive again this season.
With 5 weeks until the season starts it makes sense for Hyypia to fully assess the existing playing resources before entering the market for new signings. No doubt this first week's training and this afternoon's match will have provided the info he needs so moves can begin to be made next week. Just hope we bring in some of the new recruits a little time before the Wednesday match. UTA.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: Hooray! Comments from the club, in this case the Chairman, reflecting that they ARE working behind the scenes! Of course some will say he hasn't told us anything new and that's generally true, but at least it's evidence that The Amex is not the Marie Celeste! Also - and a moot point perhaps - but I'd have thought the main story for the local paper would have been Bloom's confidence in progress rather than Butland's imminent non-arrival? Just my view...[/p][/quote]I agree AIS that it is good to receive some form of update from the club. I notice that TB is still playing his cards close to his chest by saying 'we will be making progress ......over the next few weeks' rather than 'are making progress'. Good to read that TB wants us to bring in the right kind of players and believes we will be competitive again this season. With 5 weeks until the season starts it makes sense for Hyypia to fully assess the existing playing resources before entering the market for new signings. No doubt this first week's training and this afternoon's match will have provided the info he needs so moves can begin to be made next week. Just hope we bring in some of the new recruits a little time before the Wednesday match. UTA. ballantrrae
  • Score: 6

1:04pm Sat 5 Jul 14

OzzieGull says...

2ndCitySeagull wrote:
Sure Casper will take this opportunity to display his rarely seen talents and get some decent game time chalked up. All the while the recruitment team seek an out of contract keeper on top third Championship wages with some Premier League experience, anyone spring to mind?
Yes - Reading's Adam Federici
[quote][p][bold]2ndCitySeagull[/bold] wrote: Sure Casper will take this opportunity to display his rarely seen talents and get some decent game time chalked up. All the while the recruitment team seek an out of contract keeper on top third Championship wages with some Premier League experience, anyone spring to mind?[/p][/quote]Yes - Reading's Adam Federici OzzieGull
  • Score: 3

1:26pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Falmer Wizard says...

The chairman has spent a huge amount on the club and the running costs are immense so its pretty obvious that there comes a time when cut backs have to be introduced,its very likely that we will have to be content with Championship football which is a big plus to our earlier years.
The chairman has spent a huge amount on the club and the running costs are immense so its pretty obvious that there comes a time when cut backs have to be introduced,its very likely that we will have to be content with Championship football which is a big plus to our earlier years. Falmer Wizard
  • Score: 4

1:39pm Sat 5 Jul 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

Falmer Wizard says...

The chairman has spent a huge amount on the club and the running costs are immense so its pretty obvious that there comes a time when cut backs have to be introduced,its very likely that we will have to be content with Championship football which is a big plus to our earlier years.

At last some sanity. The site seems full of people deluding themselves abut a top two finish. Top half of the table will be good. I don't believe the club will spend any money in the transfer market at all. Any new signings will be Bosmans or loans. The development of DS players will be key - OG started it and Sami will take it forward. Premier league football is on the horizon but several seasons away. For those of us who remember Gillingham and being bottom of the entire league and 13 points adrift it feels like paradise.
Falmer Wizard says... The chairman has spent a huge amount on the club and the running costs are immense so its pretty obvious that there comes a time when cut backs have to be introduced,its very likely that we will have to be content with Championship football which is a big plus to our earlier years. At last some sanity. The site seems full of people deluding themselves abut a top two finish. Top half of the table will be good. I don't believe the club will spend any money in the transfer market at all. Any new signings will be Bosmans or loans. The development of DS players will be key - OG started it and Sami will take it forward. Premier league football is on the horizon but several seasons away. For those of us who remember Gillingham and being bottom of the entire league and 13 points adrift it feels like paradise. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 10

1:50pm Sat 5 Jul 14

cybergu11y says...

think we are all getting bored waiting or news of fresh players coming in. The suspense is a killer. What I would say though is that Mr Bloom has not let us down yet and I don't think he'll start now. Be patient and keep believing.
think we are all getting bored waiting or news of fresh players coming in. The suspense is a killer. What I would say though is that Mr Bloom has not let us down yet and I don't think he'll start now. Be patient and keep believing. cybergu11y
  • Score: 1

1:55pm Sat 5 Jul 14

To baldly go says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Falmer Wizard says...

The chairman has spent a huge amount on the club and the running costs are immense so its pretty obvious that there comes a time when cut backs have to be introduced,its very likely that we will have to be content with Championship football which is a big plus to our earlier years.

At last some sanity. The site seems full of people deluding themselves abut a top two finish. Top half of the table will be good. I don't believe the club will spend any money in the transfer market at all. Any new signings will be Bosmans or loans. The development of DS players will be key - OG started it and Sami will take it forward. Premier league football is on the horizon but several seasons away. For those of us who remember Gillingham and being bottom of the entire league and 13 points adrift it feels like paradise.
If it's correct we need to cut a further £2m from this yrs budget (gordongull) then we have next to nothing in the kitty! This looks to be the case and the reason behind our inactivity imo. If Ulloa was to be sold we might have a few £m to spend, other than that free/loans is all that will happen.
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Falmer Wizard says... The chairman has spent a huge amount on the club and the running costs are immense so its pretty obvious that there comes a time when cut backs have to be introduced,its very likely that we will have to be content with Championship football which is a big plus to our earlier years. At last some sanity. The site seems full of people deluding themselves abut a top two finish. Top half of the table will be good. I don't believe the club will spend any money in the transfer market at all. Any new signings will be Bosmans or loans. The development of DS players will be key - OG started it and Sami will take it forward. Premier league football is on the horizon but several seasons away. For those of us who remember Gillingham and being bottom of the entire league and 13 points adrift it feels like paradise.[/p][/quote]If it's correct we need to cut a further £2m from this yrs budget (gordongull) then we have next to nothing in the kitty! This looks to be the case and the reason behind our inactivity imo. If Ulloa was to be sold we might have a few £m to spend, other than that free/loans is all that will happen. To baldly go
  • Score: 0

2:07pm Sat 5 Jul 14

gordongull says...

To baldly go wrote:
B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Falmer Wizard says...

The chairman has spent a huge amount on the club and the running costs are immense so its pretty obvious that there comes a time when cut backs have to be introduced,its very likely that we will have to be content with Championship football which is a big plus to our earlier years.

At last some sanity. The site seems full of people deluding themselves abut a top two finish. Top half of the table will be good. I don't believe the club will spend any money in the transfer market at all. Any new signings will be Bosmans or loans. The development of DS players will be key - OG started it and Sami will take it forward. Premier league football is on the horizon but several seasons away. For those of us who remember Gillingham and being bottom of the entire league and 13 points adrift it feels like paradise.
If it's correct we need to cut a further £2m from this yrs budget (gordongull) then we have next to nothing in the kitty! This looks to be the case and the reason behind our inactivity imo. If Ulloa was to be sold we might have a few £m to spend, other than that free/loans is all that will happen.
If we make enough scouts redundant, it might not have an effect on the player budget, TBG.
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Falmer Wizard says... The chairman has spent a huge amount on the club and the running costs are immense so its pretty obvious that there comes a time when cut backs have to be introduced,its very likely that we will have to be content with Championship football which is a big plus to our earlier years. At last some sanity. The site seems full of people deluding themselves abut a top two finish. Top half of the table will be good. I don't believe the club will spend any money in the transfer market at all. Any new signings will be Bosmans or loans. The development of DS players will be key - OG started it and Sami will take it forward. Premier league football is on the horizon but several seasons away. For those of us who remember Gillingham and being bottom of the entire league and 13 points adrift it feels like paradise.[/p][/quote]If it's correct we need to cut a further £2m from this yrs budget (gordongull) then we have next to nothing in the kitty! This looks to be the case and the reason behind our inactivity imo. If Ulloa was to be sold we might have a few £m to spend, other than that free/loans is all that will happen.[/p][/quote]If we make enough scouts redundant, it might not have an effect on the player budget, TBG. gordongull
  • Score: 2

2:23pm Sat 5 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

Bloom says that we, 'could,' bring in a few players tomorrow but he also says that we are looking for the, 'right,' players and that, 'we need Sami's input,' this all sounds good to me. It seems very clear that the club are not going to make any knee jerk signings, those that we do sign will come because we want them and not simply to make up the numbers.
Bloom also says that, 'Sami will need to watch quite a few games,' that might suggest that our recruitment of new players could continue to be at a slower pace than some would like. I would not be surprised if our dealings in the market continue after the season gets underway, the prem division clubs still have a lot to do and more players might become available once they get their business done. Clubs that have rushed in and filled squads early might just miss out on one or two really good deals, bought or borrowed.
Bloom says that we, 'could,' bring in a few players tomorrow but he also says that we are looking for the, 'right,' players and that, 'we need Sami's input,' this all sounds good to me. It seems very clear that the club are not going to make any knee jerk signings, those that we do sign will come because we want them and not simply to make up the numbers. Bloom also says that, 'Sami will need to watch quite a few games,' that might suggest that our recruitment of new players could continue to be at a slower pace than some would like. I would not be surprised if our dealings in the market continue after the season gets underway, the prem division clubs still have a lot to do and more players might become available once they get their business done. Clubs that have rushed in and filled squads early might just miss out on one or two really good deals, bought or borrowed. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

2:44pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Bucket feet Duffy says...

To baldly go wrote:
B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Falmer Wizard says...

The chairman has spent a huge amount on the club and the running costs are immense so its pretty obvious that there comes a time when cut backs have to be introduced,its very likely that we will have to be content with Championship football which is a big plus to our earlier years.

At last some sanity. The site seems full of people deluding themselves abut a top two finish. Top half of the table will be good. I don't believe the club will spend any money in the transfer market at all. Any new signings will be Bosmans or loans. The development of DS players will be key - OG started it and Sami will take it forward. Premier league football is on the horizon but several seasons away. For those of us who remember Gillingham and being bottom of the entire league and 13 points adrift it feels like paradise.
If it's correct we need to cut a further £2m from this yrs budget (gordongull) then we have next to nothing in the kitty! This looks to be the case and the reason behind our inactivity imo. If Ulloa was to be sold we might have a few £m to spend, other than that free/loans is all that will happen.
I believe players wages to be the area we are looking to make savings as you say 2m has to be shaved off but we haven't really to my knowledge spent any of the money from the sale of Bridcutt this has either been swallowed up by last years wages or is that money still available? Anyone cast any light on this.
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Falmer Wizard says... The chairman has spent a huge amount on the club and the running costs are immense so its pretty obvious that there comes a time when cut backs have to be introduced,its very likely that we will have to be content with Championship football which is a big plus to our earlier years. At last some sanity. The site seems full of people deluding themselves abut a top two finish. Top half of the table will be good. I don't believe the club will spend any money in the transfer market at all. Any new signings will be Bosmans or loans. The development of DS players will be key - OG started it and Sami will take it forward. Premier league football is on the horizon but several seasons away. For those of us who remember Gillingham and being bottom of the entire league and 13 points adrift it feels like paradise.[/p][/quote]If it's correct we need to cut a further £2m from this yrs budget (gordongull) then we have next to nothing in the kitty! This looks to be the case and the reason behind our inactivity imo. If Ulloa was to be sold we might have a few £m to spend, other than that free/loans is all that will happen.[/p][/quote]I believe players wages to be the area we are looking to make savings as you say 2m has to be shaved off but we haven't really to my knowledge spent any of the money from the sale of Bridcutt this has either been swallowed up by last years wages or is that money still available? Anyone cast any light on this. Bucket feet Duffy
  • Score: 1

2:58pm Sat 5 Jul 14

gordongull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Bloom says that we, 'could,' bring in a few players tomorrow but he also says that we are looking for the, 'right,' players and that, 'we need Sami's input,' this all sounds good to me. It seems very clear that the club are not going to make any knee jerk signings, those that we do sign will come because we want them and not simply to make up the numbers.
Bloom also says that, 'Sami will need to watch quite a few games,' that might suggest that our recruitment of new players could continue to be at a slower pace than some would like. I would not be surprised if our dealings in the market continue after the season gets underway, the prem division clubs still have a lot to do and more players might become available once they get their business done. Clubs that have rushed in and filled squads early might just miss out on one or two really good deals, bought or borrowed.
Very concisely put, Vegas. I have also been saying that we are not involved in a race. I am convinced that player costs have some way to fall as we progress through the transfer window, and the best deals will be available in August. The longer we leave player recruitment, the further our money will go.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Bloom says that we, 'could,' bring in a few players tomorrow but he also says that we are looking for the, 'right,' players and that, 'we need Sami's input,' this all sounds good to me. It seems very clear that the club are not going to make any knee jerk signings, those that we do sign will come because we want them and not simply to make up the numbers. Bloom also says that, 'Sami will need to watch quite a few games,' that might suggest that our recruitment of new players could continue to be at a slower pace than some would like. I would not be surprised if our dealings in the market continue after the season gets underway, the prem division clubs still have a lot to do and more players might become available once they get their business done. Clubs that have rushed in and filled squads early might just miss out on one or two really good deals, bought or borrowed.[/p][/quote]Very concisely put, Vegas. I have also been saying that we are not involved in a race. I am convinced that player costs have some way to fall as we progress through the transfer window, and the best deals will be available in August. The longer we leave player recruitment, the further our money will go. gordongull
  • Score: 0

2:58pm Sat 5 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

When talking of cutting our operational losses and budgets, we should not forget that we now have extra funds from the sale of the naming rights to our training facility. This is new money, that I guess comes in year on year, will either be used to cut our losses or will find it's way into the transfer kitty, either way it works out the same, it helps the transfer budget.
When talking of cutting our operational losses and budgets, we should not forget that we now have extra funds from the sale of the naming rights to our training facility. This is new money, that I guess comes in year on year, will either be used to cut our losses or will find it's way into the transfer kitty, either way it works out the same, it helps the transfer budget. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

4:24pm Sat 5 Jul 14

JeffLomer says...

Sky sports Danny Graham talking to Middlesboro on a permanent deal fee one million.
Sky sports Danny Graham talking to Middlesboro on a permanent deal fee one million. JeffLomer
  • Score: 0

5:13pm Sat 5 Jul 14

tinker111 says...

2ndCitySeagull wrote:
Sure Casper will take this opportunity to display his rarely seen talents and get some decent game time chalked up. All the while the recruitment team seek an out of contract keeper on top third Championship wages with some Premier League experience, anyone spring to mind?
Sure Kasper will grasp NOW LEAST OF ALL THE BALL
[quote][p][bold]2ndCitySeagull[/bold] wrote: Sure Casper will take this opportunity to display his rarely seen talents and get some decent game time chalked up. All the while the recruitment team seek an out of contract keeper on top third Championship wages with some Premier League experience, anyone spring to mind?[/p][/quote]Sure Kasper will grasp NOW LEAST OF ALL THE BALL tinker111
  • Score: -2

5:15pm Sat 5 Jul 14

tinker111 says...

tinker111 wrote:
2ndCitySeagull wrote:
Sure Casper will take this opportunity to display his rarely seen talents and get some decent game time chalked up. All the while the recruitment team seek an out of contract keeper on top third Championship wages with some Premier League experience, anyone spring to mind?
Sure Kasper will grasp NOW LEAST OF ALL THE BALL
SORRY NOWT
[quote][p][bold]tinker111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2ndCitySeagull[/bold] wrote: Sure Casper will take this opportunity to display his rarely seen talents and get some decent game time chalked up. All the while the recruitment team seek an out of contract keeper on top third Championship wages with some Premier League experience, anyone spring to mind?[/p][/quote]Sure Kasper will grasp NOW LEAST OF ALL THE BALL[/p][/quote]SORRY NOWT tinker111
  • Score: -1

5:42pm Sat 5 Jul 14

ballantrrae says...

gordongull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Bloom says that we, 'could,' bring in a few players tomorrow but he also says that we are looking for the, 'right,' players and that, 'we need Sami's input,' this all sounds good to me. It seems very clear that the club are not going to make any knee jerk signings, those that we do sign will come because we want them and not simply to make up the numbers.
Bloom also says that, 'Sami will need to watch quite a few games,' that might suggest that our recruitment of new players could continue to be at a slower pace than some would like. I would not be surprised if our dealings in the market continue after the season gets underway, the prem division clubs still have a lot to do and more players might become available once they get their business done. Clubs that have rushed in and filled squads early might just miss out on one or two really good deals, bought or borrowed.
Very concisely put, Vegas. I have also been saying that we are not involved in a race. I am convinced that player costs have some way to fall as we progress through the transfer window, and the best deals will be available in August. The longer we leave player recruitment, the further our money will go.
Well made points in both posts. It might well be that as the reality of FFP begins to bite that even better bargins might become available, not that we can afford to wait until that happens. Just a thought for the future.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Bloom says that we, 'could,' bring in a few players tomorrow but he also says that we are looking for the, 'right,' players and that, 'we need Sami's input,' this all sounds good to me. It seems very clear that the club are not going to make any knee jerk signings, those that we do sign will come because we want them and not simply to make up the numbers. Bloom also says that, 'Sami will need to watch quite a few games,' that might suggest that our recruitment of new players could continue to be at a slower pace than some would like. I would not be surprised if our dealings in the market continue after the season gets underway, the prem division clubs still have a lot to do and more players might become available once they get their business done. Clubs that have rushed in and filled squads early might just miss out on one or two really good deals, bought or borrowed.[/p][/quote]Very concisely put, Vegas. I have also been saying that we are not involved in a race. I am convinced that player costs have some way to fall as we progress through the transfer window, and the best deals will be available in August. The longer we leave player recruitment, the further our money will go.[/p][/quote]Well made points in both posts. It might well be that as the reality of FFP begins to bite that even better bargins might become available, not that we can afford to wait until that happens. Just a thought for the future. ballantrrae
  • Score: -4

5:54pm Sat 5 Jul 14

ringtone says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Bloom says that we, 'could,' bring in a few players tomorrow but he also says that we are looking for the, 'right,' players and that, 'we need Sami's input,' this all sounds good to me. It seems very clear that the club are not going to make any knee jerk signings, those that we do sign will come because we want them and not simply to make up the numbers.
Bloom also says that, 'Sami will need to watch quite a few games,' that might suggest that our recruitment of new players could continue to be at a slower pace than some would like. I would not be surprised if our dealings in the market continue after the season gets underway, the prem division clubs still have a lot to do and more players might become available once they get their business done. Clubs that have rushed in and filled squads early might just miss out on one or two really good deals, bought or borrowed.
Yet another big kiss on the chairmans rear from Vegass.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Bloom says that we, 'could,' bring in a few players tomorrow but he also says that we are looking for the, 'right,' players and that, 'we need Sami's input,' this all sounds good to me. It seems very clear that the club are not going to make any knee jerk signings, those that we do sign will come because we want them and not simply to make up the numbers. Bloom also says that, 'Sami will need to watch quite a few games,' that might suggest that our recruitment of new players could continue to be at a slower pace than some would like. I would not be surprised if our dealings in the market continue after the season gets underway, the prem division clubs still have a lot to do and more players might become available once they get their business done. Clubs that have rushed in and filled squads early might just miss out on one or two really good deals, bought or borrowed.[/p][/quote]Yet another big kiss on the chairmans rear from Vegass. ringtone
  • Score: 4

7:14pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Jules boy says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Sky sports Danny Graham talking to Middlesboro on a permanent deal fee one million.
So what?
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Sky sports Danny Graham talking to Middlesboro on a permanent deal fee one million.[/p][/quote]So what? Jules boy
  • Score: 0

7:17pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Jules boy says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Sky sports Danny Graham talking to Middlesboro on a permanent deal fee one million.
So what?
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Sky sports Danny Graham talking to Middlesboro on a permanent deal fee one million.[/p][/quote]So what? Jules boy
  • Score: 0

9:46pm Sat 5 Jul 14

tug509 says...

H.G.Wells says dont panic he`s got just the lad for us .............if he can find him.......! .......i know he`s here .....somewhere .....OOHHHH crap maybe next season ?. UTA
H.G.Wells says dont panic he`s got just the lad for us .............if he can find him.......! .......i know he`s here .....somewhere .....OOHHHH crap maybe next season ?. UTA tug509
  • Score: 3

12:41pm Sun 6 Jul 14

OldGull says...

ringtone wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Bloom says that we, 'could,' bring in a few players tomorrow but he also says that we are looking for the, 'right,' players and that, 'we need Sami's input,' this all sounds good to me. It seems very clear that the club are not going to make any knee jerk signings, those that we do sign will come because we want them and not simply to make up the numbers.
Bloom also says that, 'Sami will need to watch quite a few games,' that might suggest that our recruitment of new players could continue to be at a slower pace than some would like. I would not be surprised if our dealings in the market continue after the season gets underway, the prem division clubs still have a lot to do and more players might become available once they get their business done. Clubs that have rushed in and filled squads early might just miss out on one or two really good deals, bought or borrowed.
Yet another big kiss on the chairmans rear from Vegass.
Do you not like our chairman then Mr Tone?
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Bloom says that we, 'could,' bring in a few players tomorrow but he also says that we are looking for the, 'right,' players and that, 'we need Sami's input,' this all sounds good to me. It seems very clear that the club are not going to make any knee jerk signings, those that we do sign will come because we want them and not simply to make up the numbers. Bloom also says that, 'Sami will need to watch quite a few games,' that might suggest that our recruitment of new players could continue to be at a slower pace than some would like. I would not be surprised if our dealings in the market continue after the season gets underway, the prem division clubs still have a lot to do and more players might become available once they get their business done. Clubs that have rushed in and filled squads early might just miss out on one or two really good deals, bought or borrowed.[/p][/quote]Yet another big kiss on the chairmans rear from Vegass.[/p][/quote]Do you not like our chairman then Mr Tone? OldGull
  • Score: 0
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