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Hyypia pleased with first outing

The Argus: Sami meets the fans Sami meets the fans

Sami Hyypia declared a “very good” day after launching his reign as Albion manager with a 5-0 win at Lewes.

The new Seagulls boss only started working with the players last Monday but is pleased with the progress they have made in his first week at the helm.

Youngster Shamir Fenelon led the way with a brace while Inigo Calderon, Kazenga LuaLua with a cracker and Craig Mackail-Smith also found the net.

Hyypia said: “I take the pre-season games only as a preparation for the season.

“We have trained only one week. I saw things we have practised on the training pitch and I was happy with that.

“We have a lot to analyse as well and a lot of things we can do better.

“But as a first game it was very good, we scored a few goals and that is great. It is great to come somewhere local and great to see many people have the interest to come and see the game.

“I was very pleased with the young players and very pleased with the attitude of the squad. It is not always easy to concentrate and to have the right attitude for these games but we kept the right tempo all through the game and that was one of the goals.”

Albion now head to Spain where they will play games against Real Betis and Partick Thistle.

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7:33pm Sat 5 Jul 14

AlanDuffy says...

So let's take the positives.....5 goals, clean sheet, Leo played, Macca scored, Lua Lua and Buckley managed 45 minutes without injury, the young lads all got a run-out and the manager was happy. Bring in 5-6 players in the next couple of weeks, a good pre-season in Spain and we're up and running. Looking forward to the new season.
So let's take the positives.....5 goals, clean sheet, Leo played, Macca scored, Lua Lua and Buckley managed 45 minutes without injury, the young lads all got a run-out and the manager was happy. Bring in 5-6 players in the next couple of weeks, a good pre-season in Spain and we're up and running. Looking forward to the new season. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 59

7:55pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Merdalf the Wizard says...

I quote “We have a lot to analyse as well and a lot of things we can do better."
I find that very refreshing, Sammi said more after 1 game than Oscar managed for half the season. I think we're at the start of something pretty good! Add to that it usually takes us at least 4 games to score 5 goals the plus points just keep mounting up.
Am looking forward to the new season even more than usual.
UTA
I quote “We have a lot to analyse as well and a lot of things we can do better." I find that very refreshing, Sammi said more after 1 game than Oscar managed for half the season. I think we're at the start of something pretty good! Add to that it usually takes us at least 4 games to score 5 goals the plus points just keep mounting up. Am looking forward to the new season even more than usual. UTA Merdalf the Wizard
  • Score: 30

8:12pm Sat 5 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

AlanDuffy wrote:
So let's take the positives.....5 goals, clean sheet, Leo played, Macca scored, Lua Lua and Buckley managed 45 minutes without injury, the young lads all got a run-out and the manager was happy. Bring in 5-6 players in the next couple of weeks, a good pre-season in Spain and we're up and running. Looking forward to the new season.
agree with what you say but not sure that 5 or 6 players will arrive in the next couple of weeks, and to be honest I am not sure they should. I guess it could happen, but does Sami really know just what the squads needs at this time? Myabe a keeper and a center back could come in now because it's very clear we need both.
[quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: So let's take the positives.....5 goals, clean sheet, Leo played, Macca scored, Lua Lua and Buckley managed 45 minutes without injury, the young lads all got a run-out and the manager was happy. Bring in 5-6 players in the next couple of weeks, a good pre-season in Spain and we're up and running. Looking forward to the new season.[/p][/quote]agree with what you say but not sure that 5 or 6 players will arrive in the next couple of weeks, and to be honest I am not sure they should. I guess it could happen, but does Sami really know just what the squads needs at this time? Myabe a keeper and a center back could come in now because it's very clear we need both. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

8:45pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.
5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -68

9:36pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Cockwomble says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.
p*** poor trolling.must try harder.cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: 5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.[/p][/quote]p*** poor trolling.must try harder.cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 16

10:49pm Sat 5 Jul 14

SMF20 says...

Any news on supposed declined offer for Bristol city's Sam Baldock?
Any news on supposed declined offer for Bristol city's Sam Baldock? SMF20
  • Score: 0

11:30pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Mark Dixon says...

SMF20 wrote:
Any news on supposed declined offer for Bristol city's Sam Baldock?
Yes the offer was turned down, how unusual.
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: Any news on supposed declined offer for Bristol city's Sam Baldock?[/p][/quote]Yes the offer was turned down, how unusual. Mark Dixon
  • Score: -10

2:16am Sun 6 Jul 14

daughter-of-manag says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.
Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: 5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.[/p][/quote]Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you. daughter-of-manag
  • Score: 20

6:08am Sun 6 Jul 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

daughter-of-manag wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.
Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you.
I'm with you all the way on this one Dom. Although this was always going to be the most straightforward game we will play for a while, there really isn't any such thing as an easy game. Many a team has been humbled an embarrassed by lower league teams - I seem to remember even Hastings Utd had a pretty good FA Cup run recently! You wouldn't expect anyone to get over excited and say that this means we will be title contenders this season, but the whole point of the game was to start to warm up our team and let SH have a look at the established players and the best of the DS in match action, however humble the opposition.

Sami got to see the players' first response to his initial training and as he said, he saw a few things that they had been working on in training coming through during the game. He also said he saw areas that need working on. Great, it would have been more of a worry if he hadn't.

5-0 or 10-0, who cares? We've started a lot of pre-season campaigns with worse results than this! Sami will be starting to get his head around things now and more so during the trip to Spain. He will be shading out the strengths and weaknesses... where we need to improve, where new blood is needed, and who we should build our team around.

Time to enjoy some football again!

UTA!!
[quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: 5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.[/p][/quote]Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you.[/p][/quote]I'm with you all the way on this one Dom. Although this was always going to be the most straightforward game we will play for a while, there really isn't any such thing as an easy game. Many a team has been humbled an embarrassed by lower league teams - I seem to remember even Hastings Utd had a pretty good FA Cup run recently! You wouldn't expect anyone to get over excited and say that this means we will be title contenders this season, but the whole point of the game was to start to warm up our team and let SH have a look at the established players and the best of the DS in match action, however humble the opposition. Sami got to see the players' first response to his initial training and as he said, he saw a few things that they had been working on in training coming through during the game. He also said he saw areas that need working on. Great, it would have been more of a worry if he hadn't. 5-0 or 10-0, who cares? We've started a lot of pre-season campaigns with worse results than this! Sami will be starting to get his head around things now and more so during the trip to Spain. He will be shading out the strengths and weaknesses... where we need to improve, where new blood is needed, and who we should build our team around. Time to enjoy some football again! UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 10

6:42am Sun 6 Jul 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

On a separate point, disappointing but telling I think, the very obvious non attendance at SH's first game in charge by the Argus. The only info posted by them is either factual from team sheets / scorelines, or lifted directly from Sami's interview with Sky Sports (who DID bother to go!!)

It would have been nice to have some informed assessment by Andy after this milestone. There was such a long drawn out period of no news, you might have expected the Argus sports editorial staff to be desperate for something they could have actually do some reporting on. I guess B&HA is not the only place where the budget is being trimmed!

Come on Argus, whatever has happened between you and the club, can you sort it out with the please?

UTA!!
On a separate point, disappointing but telling I think, the very obvious non attendance at SH's first game in charge by the Argus. The only info posted by them is either factual from team sheets / scorelines, or lifted directly from Sami's interview with Sky Sports (who DID bother to go!!) It would have been nice to have some informed assessment by Andy after this milestone. There was such a long drawn out period of no news, you might have expected the Argus sports editorial staff to be desperate for something they could have actually do some reporting on. I guess B&HA is not the only place where the budget is being trimmed! Come on Argus, whatever has happened between you and the club, can you sort it out with the please? UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 11

8:17am Sun 6 Jul 14

SeagullOverSelsey says...

AlanDuffy wrote:
So let's take the positives.....5 goals, clean sheet, Leo played, Macca scored, Lua Lua and Buckley managed 45 minutes without injury, the young lads all got a run-out and the manager was happy. Bring in 5-6 players in the next couple of weeks, a good pre-season in Spain and we're up and running. Looking forward to the new season.
Well said Alan-that's exactly what we all like to hear-positive comments instead of some of the negative cxxp from other posters!
[quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: So let's take the positives.....5 goals, clean sheet, Leo played, Macca scored, Lua Lua and Buckley managed 45 minutes without injury, the young lads all got a run-out and the manager was happy. Bring in 5-6 players in the next couple of weeks, a good pre-season in Spain and we're up and running. Looking forward to the new season.[/p][/quote]Well said Alan-that's exactly what we all like to hear-positive comments instead of some of the negative cxxp from other posters! SeagullOverSelsey
  • Score: 5

8:31am Sun 6 Jul 14

ringtone says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.
Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you.
I'm with you all the way on this one Dom. Although this was always going to be the most straightforward game we will play for a while, there really isn't any such thing as an easy game. Many a team has been humbled an embarrassed by lower league teams - I seem to remember even Hastings Utd had a pretty good FA Cup run recently! You wouldn't expect anyone to get over excited and say that this means we will be title contenders this season, but the whole point of the game was to start to warm up our team and let SH have a look at the established players and the best of the DS in match action, however humble the opposition.

Sami got to see the players' first response to his initial training and as he said, he saw a few things that they had been working on in training coming through during the game. He also said he saw areas that need working on. Great, it would have been more of a worry if he hadn't.

5-0 or 10-0, who cares? We've started a lot of pre-season campaigns with worse results than this! Sami will be starting to get his head around things now and more so during the trip to Spain. He will be shading out the strengths and weaknesses... where we need to improve, where new blood is needed, and who we should build our team around.

Time to enjoy some football again!

UTA!!
You are taking positivity to a new level.

But as you said in a recent post Brighton will be regular contenders for the Premiership title in a few years.

Either you are on medication or Wum, i cant decide.
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: 5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.[/p][/quote]Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you.[/p][/quote]I'm with you all the way on this one Dom. Although this was always going to be the most straightforward game we will play for a while, there really isn't any such thing as an easy game. Many a team has been humbled an embarrassed by lower league teams - I seem to remember even Hastings Utd had a pretty good FA Cup run recently! You wouldn't expect anyone to get over excited and say that this means we will be title contenders this season, but the whole point of the game was to start to warm up our team and let SH have a look at the established players and the best of the DS in match action, however humble the opposition. Sami got to see the players' first response to his initial training and as he said, he saw a few things that they had been working on in training coming through during the game. He also said he saw areas that need working on. Great, it would have been more of a worry if he hadn't. 5-0 or 10-0, who cares? We've started a lot of pre-season campaigns with worse results than this! Sami will be starting to get his head around things now and more so during the trip to Spain. He will be shading out the strengths and weaknesses... where we need to improve, where new blood is needed, and who we should build our team around. Time to enjoy some football again! UTA!![/p][/quote]You are taking positivity to a new level. But as you said in a recent post Brighton will be regular contenders for the Premiership title in a few years. Either you are on medication or Wum, i cant decide. ringtone
  • Score: -6

9:03am Sun 6 Jul 14

OldGull says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.
If you say so dear
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: 5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.[/p][/quote]If you say so dear OldGull
  • Score: 3

9:42am Sun 6 Jul 14

Albion In Staffs says...

OldGull wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.
If you say so dear
Where exactly is Mayfield? I hope you do a better job with their roads than you do with your posts.
The result is irrelevant! One week into training, it's all about a run out which adds so much more than another training session. Sami will have been watching things like how the team and its individuals carried out instruction or what their fitness level and mobility was like rather than how we compared against the opposition.
Please grow up.
P.S. I bet you've had the same broom, man and boy, for 20 years haven't you? You should change your name on here.....
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: 5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.[/p][/quote]If you say so dear[/p][/quote]Where exactly is Mayfield? I hope you do a better job with their roads than you do with your posts. The result is irrelevant! One week into training, it's all about a run out which adds so much more than another training session. Sami will have been watching things like how the team and its individuals carried out instruction or what their fitness level and mobility was like rather than how we compared against the opposition. Please grow up. P.S. I bet you've had the same broom, man and boy, for 20 years haven't you? You should change your name on here..... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 4

9:43am Sun 6 Jul 14

hannover seagull says...

I like the way SH is keen to communicate with the fans
Gus hid for the latter part of his term,Oscar was without doubt quiet to say the least frustratingly so at times.
I hope this is the start of a great manager/fans relationship
Really glad to have him at our club
UTA..
I like the way SH is keen to communicate with the fans Gus hid for the latter part of his term,Oscar was without doubt quiet to say the least frustratingly so at times. I hope this is the start of a great manager/fans relationship Really glad to have him at our club UTA.. hannover seagull
  • Score: 9

9:53am Sun 6 Jul 14

Max Ripple says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
On a separate point, disappointing but telling I think, the very obvious non attendance at SH's first game in charge by the Argus. The only info posted by them is either factual from team sheets / scorelines, or lifted directly from Sami's interview with Sky Sports (who DID bother to go!!)

It would have been nice to have some informed assessment by Andy after this milestone. There was such a long drawn out period of no news, you might have expected the Argus sports editorial staff to be desperate for something they could have actually do some reporting on. I guess B&HA is not the only place where the budget is being trimmed!

Come on Argus, whatever has happened between you and the club, can you sort it out with the please?

UTA!!
Well, the Argus is just a small paper in a bigger wheel based down in Southampton or somewhere. We all know from the quality of their news reporting on all levels that they have no idea about what really happens in Brighton and Hove. All editing and sub-editing is done 70 miles from here and reports are sent in from people who are not aware of who we really are. I'll bet Southampton get better reporting than us. The Argus have lost touch with the Albion and are not really bothered. Coupled with a reticence on behalf of our board to feed information to them I think they've lost interest in us.
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: On a separate point, disappointing but telling I think, the very obvious non attendance at SH's first game in charge by the Argus. The only info posted by them is either factual from team sheets / scorelines, or lifted directly from Sami's interview with Sky Sports (who DID bother to go!!) It would have been nice to have some informed assessment by Andy after this milestone. There was such a long drawn out period of no news, you might have expected the Argus sports editorial staff to be desperate for something they could have actually do some reporting on. I guess B&HA is not the only place where the budget is being trimmed! Come on Argus, whatever has happened between you and the club, can you sort it out with the please? UTA!![/p][/quote]Well, the Argus is just a small paper in a bigger wheel based down in Southampton or somewhere. We all know from the quality of their news reporting on all levels that they have no idea about what really happens in Brighton and Hove. All editing and sub-editing is done 70 miles from here and reports are sent in from people who are not aware of who we really are. I'll bet Southampton get better reporting than us. The Argus have lost touch with the Albion and are not really bothered. Coupled with a reticence on behalf of our board to feed information to them I think they've lost interest in us. Max Ripple
  • Score: 6

10:05am Sun 6 Jul 14

Asleep in Dorset says...

SMF20 wrote:
Any news on supposed declined offer for Bristol city's Sam Baldock?
surprise, surprise.......he's injured !!
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: Any news on supposed declined offer for Bristol city's Sam Baldock?[/p][/quote]surprise, surprise.......he's injured !! Asleep in Dorset
  • Score: 1

10:33am Sun 6 Jul 14

Guernsey gull says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
OldGull wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.
If you say so dear
Where exactly is Mayfield? I hope you do a better job with their roads than you do with your posts.
The result is irrelevant! One week into training, it's all about a run out which adds so much more than another training session. Sami will have been watching things like how the team and its individuals carried out instruction or what their fitness level and mobility was like rather than how we compared against the opposition.
Please grow up.
P.S. I bet you've had the same broom, man and boy, for 20 years haven't you? You should change your name on here.....
Do not respond to the Mayfield village idiot.
He may go away , let's hope !
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: 5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.[/p][/quote]If you say so dear[/p][/quote]Where exactly is Mayfield? I hope you do a better job with their roads than you do with your posts. The result is irrelevant! One week into training, it's all about a run out which adds so much more than another training session. Sami will have been watching things like how the team and its individuals carried out instruction or what their fitness level and mobility was like rather than how we compared against the opposition. Please grow up. P.S. I bet you've had the same broom, man and boy, for 20 years haven't you? You should change your name on here.....[/p][/quote]Do not respond to the Mayfield village idiot. He may go away , let's hope ! Guernsey gull
  • Score: 3

10:52am Sun 6 Jul 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

ringtone wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.
Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you.
I'm with you all the way on this one Dom. Although this was always going to be the most straightforward game we will play for a while, there really isn't any such thing as an easy game. Many a team has been humbled an embarrassed by lower league teams - I seem to remember even Hastings Utd had a pretty good FA Cup run recently! You wouldn't expect anyone to get over excited and say that this means we will be title contenders this season, but the whole point of the game was to start to warm up our team and let SH have a look at the established players and the best of the DS in match action, however humble the opposition.

Sami got to see the players' first response to his initial training and as he said, he saw a few things that they had been working on in training coming through during the game. He also said he saw areas that need working on. Great, it would have been more of a worry if he hadn't.

5-0 or 10-0, who cares? We've started a lot of pre-season campaigns with worse results than this! Sami will be starting to get his head around things now and more so during the trip to Spain. He will be shading out the strengths and weaknesses... where we need to improve, where new blood is needed, and who we should build our team around.

Time to enjoy some football again!

UTA!!
You are taking positivity to a new level.

But as you said in a recent post Brighton will be regular contenders for the Premiership title in a few years.

Either you are on medication or Wum, i cant decide.
Thanks Ringpiece, coming from you I'll take that as a compliment.

I'm glad you brought my previous comment up though as I think some people didn't grasp what I was saying. What I actually said was this...

..."In TB I trust. He's done a **** fine job so far and I see no reason to fear that will change as we move from strength to strength off field. It may be that the last thing to be built is the team, but that might just be the correct method of making sure that when we do get promotion we have a better chance than most of staying there. There's no reason why in 10/15 years time B&HA won't be an established, top flight Premiership team."

The 10/15 year thing was greeted with catcalls of derision from some and maybe they could tell me why? Established in the Prem as a top flight team alongside the likes of the current big teams? I don't see why not and as a fan it's what I want to see. Do you feel the timescale is wrong? If so, do you expect us to be regular contenders for Europe in 2 years? 5 years? Or maybe never? Or did you misread my comment and think I was saying we will GET to the PL in 10/15 years?

Don't all real Albion fans aspire to such heights? Don't people think that with our new training and academy facility along with a superb ground and fans, hotel etc coming, that our infrastructure won't make us attractive to youngsters who would previously have gone elsewhere, making us a stronger long term proposition? Maybe my positivity is too much for the likes of Ringtone who prefer to wallow in morbid negativity, but as I said, I believe. And, as a fan, I will continue to believe. Sorry if that offends people, but it's how it is and how it will continue to be.

UTA!!
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: 5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.[/p][/quote]Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you.[/p][/quote]I'm with you all the way on this one Dom. Although this was always going to be the most straightforward game we will play for a while, there really isn't any such thing as an easy game. Many a team has been humbled an embarrassed by lower league teams - I seem to remember even Hastings Utd had a pretty good FA Cup run recently! You wouldn't expect anyone to get over excited and say that this means we will be title contenders this season, but the whole point of the game was to start to warm up our team and let SH have a look at the established players and the best of the DS in match action, however humble the opposition. Sami got to see the players' first response to his initial training and as he said, he saw a few things that they had been working on in training coming through during the game. He also said he saw areas that need working on. Great, it would have been more of a worry if he hadn't. 5-0 or 10-0, who cares? We've started a lot of pre-season campaigns with worse results than this! Sami will be starting to get his head around things now and more so during the trip to Spain. He will be shading out the strengths and weaknesses... where we need to improve, where new blood is needed, and who we should build our team around. Time to enjoy some football again! UTA!![/p][/quote]You are taking positivity to a new level. But as you said in a recent post Brighton will be regular contenders for the Premiership title in a few years. Either you are on medication or Wum, i cant decide.[/p][/quote]Thanks Ringpiece, coming from you I'll take that as a compliment. I'm glad you brought my previous comment up though as I think some people didn't grasp what I was saying. What I actually said was this... ..."In TB I trust. He's done a **** fine job so far and I see no reason to fear that will change as we move from strength to strength off field. It may be that the last thing to be built is the team, but that might just be the correct method of making sure that when we do get promotion we have a better chance than most of staying there. There's no reason why in 10/15 years time B&HA won't be an established, top flight Premiership team." The 10/15 year thing was greeted with catcalls of derision from some and maybe they could tell me why? Established in the Prem as a top flight team alongside the likes of the current big teams? I don't see why not and as a fan it's what I want to see. Do you feel the timescale is wrong? If so, do you expect us to be regular contenders for Europe in 2 years? 5 years? Or maybe never? Or did you misread my comment and think I was saying we will GET to the PL in 10/15 years? Don't all real Albion fans aspire to such heights? Don't people think that with our new training and academy facility along with a superb ground and fans, hotel etc coming, that our infrastructure won't make us attractive to youngsters who would previously have gone elsewhere, making us a stronger long term proposition? Maybe my positivity is too much for the likes of Ringtone who prefer to wallow in morbid negativity, but as I said, I believe. And, as a fan, I will continue to believe. Sorry if that offends people, but it's how it is and how it will continue to be. UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 8

12:24pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

We are constantly reminded of the need to cut costs yet we need to fly everyone out to Spain for a couple of pointless friendlies when we could play teams in the UK. Air travel is expensive, a poor financial decision from the board who will then tell us that we can't afford to sign many players, FFP etc, if only they would stop and think.
We are constantly reminded of the need to cut costs yet we need to fly everyone out to Spain for a couple of pointless friendlies when we could play teams in the UK. Air travel is expensive, a poor financial decision from the board who will then tell us that we can't afford to sign many players, FFP etc, if only they would stop and think. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -18

12:55pm Sun 6 Jul 14

OldGull says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.
Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you.
I'm with you all the way on this one Dom. Although this was always going to be the most straightforward game we will play for a while, there really isn't any such thing as an easy game. Many a team has been humbled an embarrassed by lower league teams - I seem to remember even Hastings Utd had a pretty good FA Cup run recently! You wouldn't expect anyone to get over excited and say that this means we will be title contenders this season, but the whole point of the game was to start to warm up our team and let SH have a look at the established players and the best of the DS in match action, however humble the opposition.

Sami got to see the players' first response to his initial training and as he said, he saw a few things that they had been working on in training coming through during the game. He also said he saw areas that need working on. Great, it would have been more of a worry if he hadn't.

5-0 or 10-0, who cares? We've started a lot of pre-season campaigns with worse results than this! Sami will be starting to get his head around things now and more so during the trip to Spain. He will be shading out the strengths and weaknesses... where we need to improve, where new blood is needed, and who we should build our team around.

Time to enjoy some football again!

UTA!!
You are taking positivity to a new level.

But as you said in a recent post Brighton will be regular contenders for the Premiership title in a few years.

Either you are on medication or Wum, i cant decide.
Thanks Ringpiece, coming from you I'll take that as a compliment.

I'm glad you brought my previous comment up though as I think some people didn't grasp what I was saying. What I actually said was this...

..."In TB I trust. He's done a **** fine job so far and I see no reason to fear that will change as we move from strength to strength off field. It may be that the last thing to be built is the team, but that might just be the correct method of making sure that when we do get promotion we have a better chance than most of staying there. There's no reason why in 10/15 years time B&HA won't be an established, top flight Premiership team."

The 10/15 year thing was greeted with catcalls of derision from some and maybe they could tell me why? Established in the Prem as a top flight team alongside the likes of the current big teams? I don't see why not and as a fan it's what I want to see. Do you feel the timescale is wrong? If so, do you expect us to be regular contenders for Europe in 2 years? 5 years? Or maybe never? Or did you misread my comment and think I was saying we will GET to the PL in 10/15 years?

Don't all real Albion fans aspire to such heights? Don't people think that with our new training and academy facility along with a superb ground and fans, hotel etc coming, that our infrastructure won't make us attractive to youngsters who would previously have gone elsewhere, making us a stronger long term proposition? Maybe my positivity is too much for the likes of Ringtone who prefer to wallow in morbid negativity, but as I said, I believe. And, as a fan, I will continue to believe. Sorry if that offends people, but it's how it is and how it will continue to be.

UTA!!
Well said SSI
The likes of Ring***** do not want us to succeed in the prem,
What would they be able to moan about?
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: 5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.[/p][/quote]Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you.[/p][/quote]I'm with you all the way on this one Dom. Although this was always going to be the most straightforward game we will play for a while, there really isn't any such thing as an easy game. Many a team has been humbled an embarrassed by lower league teams - I seem to remember even Hastings Utd had a pretty good FA Cup run recently! You wouldn't expect anyone to get over excited and say that this means we will be title contenders this season, but the whole point of the game was to start to warm up our team and let SH have a look at the established players and the best of the DS in match action, however humble the opposition. Sami got to see the players' first response to his initial training and as he said, he saw a few things that they had been working on in training coming through during the game. He also said he saw areas that need working on. Great, it would have been more of a worry if he hadn't. 5-0 or 10-0, who cares? We've started a lot of pre-season campaigns with worse results than this! Sami will be starting to get his head around things now and more so during the trip to Spain. He will be shading out the strengths and weaknesses... where we need to improve, where new blood is needed, and who we should build our team around. Time to enjoy some football again! UTA!![/p][/quote]You are taking positivity to a new level. But as you said in a recent post Brighton will be regular contenders for the Premiership title in a few years. Either you are on medication or Wum, i cant decide.[/p][/quote]Thanks Ringpiece, coming from you I'll take that as a compliment. I'm glad you brought my previous comment up though as I think some people didn't grasp what I was saying. What I actually said was this... ..."In TB I trust. He's done a **** fine job so far and I see no reason to fear that will change as we move from strength to strength off field. It may be that the last thing to be built is the team, but that might just be the correct method of making sure that when we do get promotion we have a better chance than most of staying there. There's no reason why in 10/15 years time B&HA won't be an established, top flight Premiership team." The 10/15 year thing was greeted with catcalls of derision from some and maybe they could tell me why? Established in the Prem as a top flight team alongside the likes of the current big teams? I don't see why not and as a fan it's what I want to see. Do you feel the timescale is wrong? If so, do you expect us to be regular contenders for Europe in 2 years? 5 years? Or maybe never? Or did you misread my comment and think I was saying we will GET to the PL in 10/15 years? Don't all real Albion fans aspire to such heights? Don't people think that with our new training and academy facility along with a superb ground and fans, hotel etc coming, that our infrastructure won't make us attractive to youngsters who would previously have gone elsewhere, making us a stronger long term proposition? Maybe my positivity is too much for the likes of Ringtone who prefer to wallow in morbid negativity, but as I said, I believe. And, as a fan, I will continue to believe. Sorry if that offends people, but it's how it is and how it will continue to be. UTA!![/p][/quote]Well said SSI The likes of Ring***** do not want us to succeed in the prem, What would they be able to moan about? OldGull
  • Score: 0

12:57pm Sun 6 Jul 14

OldGull says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
We are constantly reminded of the need to cut costs yet we need to fly everyone out to Spain for a couple of pointless friendlies when we could play teams in the UK. Air travel is expensive, a poor financial decision from the board who will then tell us that we can't afford to sign many players, FFP etc, if only they would stop and think.
If only you would stop and *****
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: We are constantly reminded of the need to cut costs yet we need to fly everyone out to Spain for a couple of pointless friendlies when we could play teams in the UK. Air travel is expensive, a poor financial decision from the board who will then tell us that we can't afford to sign many players, FFP etc, if only they would stop and think.[/p][/quote]If only you would stop and ***** OldGull
  • Score: 10

1:20pm Sun 6 Jul 14

tinker111 says...

AlanDuffy wrote:
So let's take the positives.....5 goals, clean sheet, Leo played, Macca scored, Lua Lua and Buckley managed 45 minutes without injury, the young lads all got a run-out and the manager was happy. Bring in 5-6 players in the next couple of weeks, a good pre-season in Spain and we're up and running. Looking forward to the new season.
Hope that the 5_6 players to come in are Albion players and not cowboy loaneeeees
[quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: So let's take the positives.....5 goals, clean sheet, Leo played, Macca scored, Lua Lua and Buckley managed 45 minutes without injury, the young lads all got a run-out and the manager was happy. Bring in 5-6 players in the next couple of weeks, a good pre-season in Spain and we're up and running. Looking forward to the new season.[/p][/quote]Hope that the 5_6 players to come in are Albion players and not cowboy loaneeeees tinker111
  • Score: 1

1:25pm Sun 6 Jul 14

tony2griff says...

Anyone noticed our new away kit is identical to Lewes home kit apart from sponsors
Anyone noticed our new away kit is identical to Lewes home kit apart from sponsors tony2griff
  • Score: 0

1:34pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Rhodes Seagull says...

Seems to be a lot of repeats from the beginning of last season, funny how fickle us suppoters can be! We have a very good forward line and I hope that both Leo and CMS can sink there teeth into the opposition, cannot wait to see how they play together for a longer period, Midfield again we have players that can hold there own and with Toko and Dale Stephens when he gets back don't think we will be found wanting there, along the back we have great experience and as stated a while ago hope to see Calderon getting more game time he seems more prepaired to go forward and take a chance than Bruno.
Do we need another keeper or will Walton get his big chance to impress?
Very confident that we can we can make a top 6 again, has any team ever done that in three season on the trot?.
Think the one thing that needs to be improved is the BBC radio coverage, most stations are on some 30 minutes debating before Sussex even starts up at some games.
Seems to be a lot of repeats from the beginning of last season, funny how fickle us suppoters can be! We have a very good forward line and I hope that both Leo and CMS can sink there teeth into the opposition, cannot wait to see how they play together for a longer period, Midfield again we have players that can hold there own and with Toko and Dale Stephens when he gets back don't think we will be found wanting there, along the back we have great experience and as stated a while ago hope to see Calderon getting more game time he seems more prepaired to go forward and take a chance than Bruno. Do we need another keeper or will Walton get his big chance to impress? Very confident that we can we can make a top 6 again, has any team ever done that in three season on the trot?. Think the one thing that needs to be improved is the BBC radio coverage, most stations are on some 30 minutes debating before Sussex even starts up at some games. Rhodes Seagull
  • Score: 3

2:03pm Sun 6 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

I see that Bristol City have declined our bid for Baldock, their striker and club captain , one report suggests that we offered 2 million.
I see that Bristol City have declined our bid for Baldock, their striker and club captain , one report suggests that we offered 2 million. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 4

2:10pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
I see that Bristol City have declined our bid for Baldock, their striker and club captain , one report suggests that we offered 2 million.
Maybe MBTS told them that we got 7.5m for Ulloa and they think we've got some cash to spend. He must be talking to someone because he hasn't been on here since gloating that Ulloa was sold... or maybe he's just being quiet because his mouth is full of that humble pie he baked for Arnie!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I see that Bristol City have declined our bid for Baldock, their striker and club captain , one report suggests that we offered 2 million.[/p][/quote]Maybe MBTS told them that we got 7.5m for Ulloa and they think we've got some cash to spend. He must be talking to someone because he hasn't been on here since gloating that Ulloa was sold... or maybe he's just being quiet because his mouth is full of that humble pie he baked for Arnie! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 0

2:24pm Sun 6 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
I see that Bristol City have declined our bid for Baldock, their striker and club captain , one report suggests that we offered 2 million.
Maybe MBTS told them that we got 7.5m for Ulloa and they think we've got some cash to spend. He must be talking to someone because he hasn't been on here since gloating that Ulloa was sold... or maybe he's just being quiet because his mouth is full of that humble pie he baked for Arnie!
well if we have bid 2 million, and if your first bid is always lower than you are really prepared to pay, I guess we might go back in for Baldock.
Given the fact that we need to sign 5 or 6 players, and that we passed up the chance of signing players on a so called, 'free,' maybe our budget is not as small as some would think. A 2 million as an opening bid for a target suggests that we have a few quid in the kitty, even without selling Ulloa.
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I see that Bristol City have declined our bid for Baldock, their striker and club captain , one report suggests that we offered 2 million.[/p][/quote]Maybe MBTS told them that we got 7.5m for Ulloa and they think we've got some cash to spend. He must be talking to someone because he hasn't been on here since gloating that Ulloa was sold... or maybe he's just being quiet because his mouth is full of that humble pie he baked for Arnie![/p][/quote]well if we have bid 2 million, and if your first bid is always lower than you are really prepared to pay, I guess we might go back in for Baldock. Given the fact that we need to sign 5 or 6 players, and that we passed up the chance of signing players on a so called, 'free,' maybe our budget is not as small as some would think. A 2 million as an opening bid for a target suggests that we have a few quid in the kitty, even without selling Ulloa. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

2:58pm Sun 6 Jul 14

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

Rhodes Seagull wrote:
Seems to be a lot of repeats from the beginning of last season, funny how fickle us suppoters can be! We have a very good forward line and I hope that both Leo and CMS can sink there teeth into the opposition, cannot wait to see how they play together for a longer period, Midfield again we have players that can hold there own and with Toko and Dale Stephens when he gets back don't think we will be found wanting there, along the back we have great experience and as stated a while ago hope to see Calderon getting more game time he seems more prepaired to go forward and take a chance than Bruno.
Do we need another keeper or will Walton get his big chance to impress?
Very confident that we can we can make a top 6 again, has any team ever done that in three season on the trot?.
Think the one thing that needs to be improved is the BBC radio coverage, most stations are on some 30 minutes debating before Sussex even starts up at some games.
What have the BBC got to do with Albion.

Get a sub Seagulls player. Every pound(€-$-£) helps.

Indeed we have good forward line.

Baldock would be a good addition,can understand Bristol city if the figure vegas said is correct,say no.
Does he actually want to leave.

Bit like Albion with Ulloa and does he really want to go.
[quote][p][bold]Rhodes Seagull[/bold] wrote: Seems to be a lot of repeats from the beginning of last season, funny how fickle us suppoters can be! We have a very good forward line and I hope that both Leo and CMS can sink there teeth into the opposition, cannot wait to see how they play together for a longer period, Midfield again we have players that can hold there own and with Toko and Dale Stephens when he gets back don't think we will be found wanting there, along the back we have great experience and as stated a while ago hope to see Calderon getting more game time he seems more prepaired to go forward and take a chance than Bruno. Do we need another keeper or will Walton get his big chance to impress? Very confident that we can we can make a top 6 again, has any team ever done that in three season on the trot?. Think the one thing that needs to be improved is the BBC radio coverage, most stations are on some 30 minutes debating before Sussex even starts up at some games.[/p][/quote]What have the BBC got to do with Albion. Get a sub Seagulls player. Every pound(€-$-£) helps. Indeed we have good forward line. Baldock would be a good addition,can understand Bristol city if the figure vegas said is correct,say no. Does he actually want to leave. Bit like Albion with Ulloa and does he really want to go. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 2

3:05pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Seagull in Malta says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
AlanDuffy wrote:
So let's take the positives.....5 goals, clean sheet, Leo played, Macca scored, Lua Lua and Buckley managed 45 minutes without injury, the young lads all got a run-out and the manager was happy. Bring in 5-6 players in the next couple of weeks, a good pre-season in Spain and we're up and running. Looking forward to the new season.
agree with what you say but not sure that 5 or 6 players will arrive in the next couple of weeks, and to be honest I am not sure they should. I guess it could happen, but does Sami really know just what the squads needs at this time? Myabe a keeper and a center back could come in now because it's very clear we need both.
I would add to that another full back. It would be great to see a few of the Dev squad step up too. This can only benefit the FFP situation. Things are looking so much better than a few weeks ago.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: So let's take the positives.....5 goals, clean sheet, Leo played, Macca scored, Lua Lua and Buckley managed 45 minutes without injury, the young lads all got a run-out and the manager was happy. Bring in 5-6 players in the next couple of weeks, a good pre-season in Spain and we're up and running. Looking forward to the new season.[/p][/quote]agree with what you say but not sure that 5 or 6 players will arrive in the next couple of weeks, and to be honest I am not sure they should. I guess it could happen, but does Sami really know just what the squads needs at this time? Myabe a keeper and a center back could come in now because it's very clear we need both.[/p][/quote]I would add to that another full back. It would be great to see a few of the Dev squad step up too. This can only benefit the FFP situation. Things are looking so much better than a few weeks ago. Seagull in Malta
  • Score: 2

3:24pm Sun 6 Jul 14

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

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
Rhodes Seagull wrote:
Seems to be a lot of repeats from the beginning of last season, funny how fickle us suppoters can be! We have a very good forward line and I hope that both Leo and CMS can sink there teeth into the opposition, cannot wait to see how they play together for a longer period, Midfield again we have players that can hold there own and with Toko and Dale Stephens when he gets back don't think we will be found wanting there, along the back we have great experience and as stated a while ago hope to see Calderon getting more game time he seems more prepaired to go forward and take a chance than Bruno.
Do we need another keeper or will Walton get his big chance to impress?
Very confident that we can we can make a top 6 again, has any team ever done that in three season on the trot?.
Think the one thing that needs to be improved is the BBC radio coverage, most stations are on some 30 minutes debating before Sussex even starts up at some games.
What have the BBC got to do with Albion.

Get a sub Seagulls player. Every pound(€-$-£) helps.

Indeed we have good forward line.

Baldock would be a good addition,can understand Bristol city if the figure vegas said is correct,say no.
Does he actually want to leave.

Bit like Albion with Ulloa and does he really want to go.
I would add bit like vegas, what needs to improved is the albion site and the
PR.

Sometimes The Argus gives more info.

The poster who said,why waste money going to Spain,thought holiday was over.
Can Albion not play thougher opposition tournament closer to home or are we not popular enough to get an invite.

Starting maybe to look like Millwall (noboby likes us).
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rhodes Seagull[/bold] wrote: Seems to be a lot of repeats from the beginning of last season, funny how fickle us suppoters can be! We have a very good forward line and I hope that both Leo and CMS can sink there teeth into the opposition, cannot wait to see how they play together for a longer period, Midfield again we have players that can hold there own and with Toko and Dale Stephens when he gets back don't think we will be found wanting there, along the back we have great experience and as stated a while ago hope to see Calderon getting more game time he seems more prepaired to go forward and take a chance than Bruno. Do we need another keeper or will Walton get his big chance to impress? Very confident that we can we can make a top 6 again, has any team ever done that in three season on the trot?. Think the one thing that needs to be improved is the BBC radio coverage, most stations are on some 30 minutes debating before Sussex even starts up at some games.[/p][/quote]What have the BBC got to do with Albion. Get a sub Seagulls player. Every pound(€-$-£) helps. Indeed we have good forward line. Baldock would be a good addition,can understand Bristol city if the figure vegas said is correct,say no. Does he actually want to leave. Bit like Albion with Ulloa and does he really want to go.[/p][/quote]I would add bit like vegas, what needs to improved is the albion site and the PR. Sometimes The Argus gives more info. The poster who said,why waste money going to Spain,thought holiday was over. Can Albion not play thougher opposition tournament closer to home or are we not popular enough to get an invite. Starting maybe to look like Millwall (noboby likes us). don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 0

3:33pm Sun 6 Jul 14

ballantrrae says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
I see that Bristol City have declined our bid for Baldock, their striker and club captain , one report suggests that we offered 2 million.
On what site was the £2 million bid for Baldock that you refer to reported Vegas ?
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I see that Bristol City have declined our bid for Baldock, their striker and club captain , one report suggests that we offered 2 million.[/p][/quote]On what site was the £2 million bid for Baldock that you refer to reported Vegas ? ballantrrae
  • Score: 2

3:42pm Sun 6 Jul 14

ringtone says...

ballantrrae wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
I see that Bristol City have declined our bid for Baldock, their striker and club captain , one report suggests that we offered 2 million.
On what site was the £2 million bid for Baldock that you refer to reported Vegas ?
Barber would love that.

Sell Ulloa for 5/6 million and spend 2 million for his replacement.

Just not good enough.
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I see that Bristol City have declined our bid for Baldock, their striker and club captain , one report suggests that we offered 2 million.[/p][/quote]On what site was the £2 million bid for Baldock that you refer to reported Vegas ?[/p][/quote]Barber would love that. Sell Ulloa for 5/6 million and spend 2 million for his replacement. Just not good enough. ringtone
  • Score: -1

3:44pm Sun 6 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

ballantrrae wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
I see that Bristol City have declined our bid for Baldock, their striker and club captain , one report suggests that we offered 2 million.
On what site was the £2 million bid for Baldock that you refer to reported Vegas ?
News Now and then the Club Call site
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I see that Bristol City have declined our bid for Baldock, their striker and club captain , one report suggests that we offered 2 million.[/p][/quote]On what site was the £2 million bid for Baldock that you refer to reported Vegas ?[/p][/quote]News Now and then the Club Call site VegasSeagull
  • Score: -3

3:47pm Sun 6 Jul 14

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

OldGull wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.
Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you.
I'm with you all the way on this one Dom. Although this was always going to be the most straightforward game we will play for a while, there really isn't any such thing as an easy game. Many a team has been humbled an embarrassed by lower league teams - I seem to remember even Hastings Utd had a pretty good FA Cup run recently! You wouldn't expect anyone to get over excited and say that this means we will be title contenders this season, but the whole point of the game was to start to warm up our team and let SH have a look at the established players and the best of the DS in match action, however humble the opposition.

Sami got to see the players' first response to his initial training and as he said, he saw a few things that they had been working on in training coming through during the game. He also said he saw areas that need working on. Great, it would have been more of a worry if he hadn't.

5-0 or 10-0, who cares? We've started a lot of pre-season campaigns with worse results than this! Sami will be starting to get his head around things now and more so during the trip to Spain. He will be shading out the strengths and weaknesses... where we need to improve, where new blood is needed, and who we should build our team around.

Time to enjoy some football again!

UTA!!
You are taking positivity to a new level.

But as you said in a recent post Brighton will be regular contenders for the Premiership title in a few years.

Either you are on medication or Wum, i cant decide.
Thanks Ringpiece, coming from you I'll take that as a compliment.

I'm glad you brought my previous comment up though as I think some people didn't grasp what I was saying. What I actually said was this...

..."In TB I trust. He's done a **** fine job so far and I see no reason to fear that will change as we move from strength to strength off field. It may be that the last thing to be built is the team, but that might just be the correct method of making sure that when we do get promotion we have a better chance than most of staying there. There's no reason why in 10/15 years time B&HA won't be an established, top flight Premiership team."

The 10/15 year thing was greeted with catcalls of derision from some and maybe they could tell me why? Established in the Prem as a top flight team alongside the likes of the current big teams? I don't see why not and as a fan it's what I want to see. Do you feel the timescale is wrong? If so, do you expect us to be regular contenders for Europe in 2 years? 5 years? Or maybe never? Or did you misread my comment and think I was saying we will GET to the PL in 10/15 years?

Don't all real Albion fans aspire to such heights? Don't people think that with our new training and academy facility along with a superb ground and fans, hotel etc coming, that our infrastructure won't make us attractive to youngsters who would previously have gone elsewhere, making us a stronger long term proposition? Maybe my positivity is too much for the likes of Ringtone who prefer to wallow in morbid negativity, but as I said, I believe. And, as a fan, I will continue to believe. Sorry if that offends people, but it's how it is and how it will continue to be.

UTA!!
Well said SSI
The likes of Ring***** do not want us to succeed in the prem,
What would they be able to moan about?
What would you have to moan at if there was no opposition,other point of view.

Think the site would be boring.
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: 5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.[/p][/quote]Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you.[/p][/quote]I'm with you all the way on this one Dom. Although this was always going to be the most straightforward game we will play for a while, there really isn't any such thing as an easy game. Many a team has been humbled an embarrassed by lower league teams - I seem to remember even Hastings Utd had a pretty good FA Cup run recently! You wouldn't expect anyone to get over excited and say that this means we will be title contenders this season, but the whole point of the game was to start to warm up our team and let SH have a look at the established players and the best of the DS in match action, however humble the opposition. Sami got to see the players' first response to his initial training and as he said, he saw a few things that they had been working on in training coming through during the game. He also said he saw areas that need working on. Great, it would have been more of a worry if he hadn't. 5-0 or 10-0, who cares? We've started a lot of pre-season campaigns with worse results than this! Sami will be starting to get his head around things now and more so during the trip to Spain. He will be shading out the strengths and weaknesses... where we need to improve, where new blood is needed, and who we should build our team around. Time to enjoy some football again! UTA!![/p][/quote]You are taking positivity to a new level. But as you said in a recent post Brighton will be regular contenders for the Premiership title in a few years. Either you are on medication or Wum, i cant decide.[/p][/quote]Thanks Ringpiece, coming from you I'll take that as a compliment. I'm glad you brought my previous comment up though as I think some people didn't grasp what I was saying. What I actually said was this... ..."In TB I trust. He's done a **** fine job so far and I see no reason to fear that will change as we move from strength to strength off field. It may be that the last thing to be built is the team, but that might just be the correct method of making sure that when we do get promotion we have a better chance than most of staying there. There's no reason why in 10/15 years time B&HA won't be an established, top flight Premiership team." The 10/15 year thing was greeted with catcalls of derision from some and maybe they could tell me why? Established in the Prem as a top flight team alongside the likes of the current big teams? I don't see why not and as a fan it's what I want to see. Do you feel the timescale is wrong? If so, do you expect us to be regular contenders for Europe in 2 years? 5 years? Or maybe never? Or did you misread my comment and think I was saying we will GET to the PL in 10/15 years? Don't all real Albion fans aspire to such heights? Don't people think that with our new training and academy facility along with a superb ground and fans, hotel etc coming, that our infrastructure won't make us attractive to youngsters who would previously have gone elsewhere, making us a stronger long term proposition? Maybe my positivity is too much for the likes of Ringtone who prefer to wallow in morbid negativity, but as I said, I believe. And, as a fan, I will continue to believe. Sorry if that offends people, but it's how it is and how it will continue to be. UTA!![/p][/quote]Well said SSI The likes of Ring***** do not want us to succeed in the prem, What would they be able to moan about?[/p][/quote]What would you have to moan at if there was no opposition,other point of view. Think the site would be boring. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 7

3:51pm Sun 6 Jul 14

hannover seagull says...

OldGull wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
We are constantly reminded of the need to cut costs yet we need to fly everyone out to Spain for a couple of pointless friendlies when we could play teams in the UK. Air travel is expensive, a poor financial decision from the board who will then tell us that we can't afford to sign many players, FFP etc, if only they would stop and think.
If only you would stop and *****
Strong pound,weak Euro maybe even cheaper to go to Spain than the UK? and anyway who wants to sit in traffic on the M4,M27,M1 oh yeah i forgot,they don´t use roads anymore.
Uk travel,hotels are more expensive than most of Europe and i should know,when i come over for games my trains and buses taxis sometimes amount to the cost of my airfare
Good luck in Spain boys
UTA..
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: We are constantly reminded of the need to cut costs yet we need to fly everyone out to Spain for a couple of pointless friendlies when we could play teams in the UK. Air travel is expensive, a poor financial decision from the board who will then tell us that we can't afford to sign many players, FFP etc, if only they would stop and think.[/p][/quote]If only you would stop and *****[/p][/quote]Strong pound,weak Euro maybe even cheaper to go to Spain than the UK? and anyway who wants to sit in traffic on the M4,M27,M1 oh yeah i forgot,they don´t use roads anymore. Uk travel,hotels are more expensive than most of Europe and i should know,when i come over for games my trains and buses taxis sometimes amount to the cost of my airfare Good luck in Spain boys UTA.. hannover seagull
  • Score: 1

3:55pm Sun 6 Jul 14

ringtone says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
OldGull wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.
Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you.
I'm with you all the way on this one Dom. Although this was always going to be the most straightforward game we will play for a while, there really isn't any such thing as an easy game. Many a team has been humbled an embarrassed by lower league teams - I seem to remember even Hastings Utd had a pretty good FA Cup run recently! You wouldn't expect anyone to get over excited and say that this means we will be title contenders this season, but the whole point of the game was to start to warm up our team and let SH have a look at the established players and the best of the DS in match action, however humble the opposition.

Sami got to see the players' first response to his initial training and as he said, he saw a few things that they had been working on in training coming through during the game. He also said he saw areas that need working on. Great, it would have been more of a worry if he hadn't.

5-0 or 10-0, who cares? We've started a lot of pre-season campaigns with worse results than this! Sami will be starting to get his head around things now and more so during the trip to Spain. He will be shading out the strengths and weaknesses... where we need to improve, where new blood is needed, and who we should build our team around.

Time to enjoy some football again!

UTA!!
You are taking positivity to a new level.

But as you said in a recent post Brighton will be regular contenders for the Premiership title in a few years.

Either you are on medication or Wum, i cant decide.
Thanks Ringpiece, coming from you I'll take that as a compliment.

I'm glad you brought my previous comment up though as I think some people didn't grasp what I was saying. What I actually said was this...

..."In TB I trust. He's done a **** fine job so far and I see no reason to fear that will change as we move from strength to strength off field. It may be that the last thing to be built is the team, but that might just be the correct method of making sure that when we do get promotion we have a better chance than most of staying there. There's no reason why in 10/15 years time B&HA won't be an established, top flight Premiership team."

The 10/15 year thing was greeted with catcalls of derision from some and maybe they could tell me why? Established in the Prem as a top flight team alongside the likes of the current big teams? I don't see why not and as a fan it's what I want to see. Do you feel the timescale is wrong? If so, do you expect us to be regular contenders for Europe in 2 years? 5 years? Or maybe never? Or did you misread my comment and think I was saying we will GET to the PL in 10/15 years?

Don't all real Albion fans aspire to such heights? Don't people think that with our new training and academy facility along with a superb ground and fans, hotel etc coming, that our infrastructure won't make us attractive to youngsters who would previously have gone elsewhere, making us a stronger long term proposition? Maybe my positivity is too much for the likes of Ringtone who prefer to wallow in morbid negativity, but as I said, I believe. And, as a fan, I will continue to believe. Sorry if that offends people, but it's how it is and how it will continue to be.

UTA!!
Well said SSI
The likes of Ring***** do not want us to succeed in the prem,
What would they be able to moan about?
What would you have to moan at if there was no opposition,other point of view.

Think the site would be boring.
Great riposte Dont Wanna.

I think the key word is boring.

These people are boring and love it like that.

Thats probably why they loved Oscar Garcia and FFP so much.
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: 5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.[/p][/quote]Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you.[/p][/quote]I'm with you all the way on this one Dom. Although this was always going to be the most straightforward game we will play for a while, there really isn't any such thing as an easy game. Many a team has been humbled an embarrassed by lower league teams - I seem to remember even Hastings Utd had a pretty good FA Cup run recently! You wouldn't expect anyone to get over excited and say that this means we will be title contenders this season, but the whole point of the game was to start to warm up our team and let SH have a look at the established players and the best of the DS in match action, however humble the opposition. Sami got to see the players' first response to his initial training and as he said, he saw a few things that they had been working on in training coming through during the game. He also said he saw areas that need working on. Great, it would have been more of a worry if he hadn't. 5-0 or 10-0, who cares? We've started a lot of pre-season campaigns with worse results than this! Sami will be starting to get his head around things now and more so during the trip to Spain. He will be shading out the strengths and weaknesses... where we need to improve, where new blood is needed, and who we should build our team around. Time to enjoy some football again! UTA!![/p][/quote]You are taking positivity to a new level. But as you said in a recent post Brighton will be regular contenders for the Premiership title in a few years. Either you are on medication or Wum, i cant decide.[/p][/quote]Thanks Ringpiece, coming from you I'll take that as a compliment. I'm glad you brought my previous comment up though as I think some people didn't grasp what I was saying. What I actually said was this... ..."In TB I trust. He's done a **** fine job so far and I see no reason to fear that will change as we move from strength to strength off field. It may be that the last thing to be built is the team, but that might just be the correct method of making sure that when we do get promotion we have a better chance than most of staying there. There's no reason why in 10/15 years time B&HA won't be an established, top flight Premiership team." The 10/15 year thing was greeted with catcalls of derision from some and maybe they could tell me why? Established in the Prem as a top flight team alongside the likes of the current big teams? I don't see why not and as a fan it's what I want to see. Do you feel the timescale is wrong? If so, do you expect us to be regular contenders for Europe in 2 years? 5 years? Or maybe never? Or did you misread my comment and think I was saying we will GET to the PL in 10/15 years? Don't all real Albion fans aspire to such heights? Don't people think that with our new training and academy facility along with a superb ground and fans, hotel etc coming, that our infrastructure won't make us attractive to youngsters who would previously have gone elsewhere, making us a stronger long term proposition? Maybe my positivity is too much for the likes of Ringtone who prefer to wallow in morbid negativity, but as I said, I believe. And, as a fan, I will continue to believe. Sorry if that offends people, but it's how it is and how it will continue to be. UTA!![/p][/quote]Well said SSI The likes of Ring***** do not want us to succeed in the prem, What would they be able to moan about?[/p][/quote]What would you have to moan at if there was no opposition,other point of view. Think the site would be boring.[/p][/quote]Great riposte Dont Wanna. I think the key word is boring. These people are boring and love it like that. Thats probably why they loved Oscar Garcia and FFP so much. ringtone
  • Score: 2

3:59pm Sun 6 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

With Leicester making moves for Ulloa, and Brighton going for Baldock, my guess is that the fans from both clubs share the same feelings, and the club management for that matter.
The situation is very similar for both clubs and their players, as one would have to think that both of the lads want to step up, but both clubs will demand big money for either to make the move, big money as it pertains to the players involved.

Are Brighton doing a Leicester, dangling a carrot in the hope that the player will force a move? If we are, then I guess we can't complain if Leicester do the same, can we.
With Leicester making moves for Ulloa, and Brighton going for Baldock, my guess is that the fans from both clubs share the same feelings, and the club management for that matter. The situation is very similar for both clubs and their players, as one would have to think that both of the lads want to step up, but both clubs will demand big money for either to make the move, big money as it pertains to the players involved. Are Brighton doing a Leicester, dangling a carrot in the hope that the player will force a move? If we are, then I guess we can't complain if Leicester do the same, can we. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -5

4:03pm Sun 6 Jul 14

ringtone says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
With Leicester making moves for Ulloa, and Brighton going for Baldock, my guess is that the fans from both clubs share the same feelings, and the club management for that matter.
The situation is very similar for both clubs and their players, as one would have to think that both of the lads want to step up, but both clubs will demand big money for either to make the move, big money as it pertains to the players involved.

Are Brighton doing a Leicester, dangling a carrot in the hope that the player will force a move? If we are, then I guess we can't complain if Leicester do the same, can we.
I think the pennys dropped
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: With Leicester making moves for Ulloa, and Brighton going for Baldock, my guess is that the fans from both clubs share the same feelings, and the club management for that matter. The situation is very similar for both clubs and their players, as one would have to think that both of the lads want to step up, but both clubs will demand big money for either to make the move, big money as it pertains to the players involved. Are Brighton doing a Leicester, dangling a carrot in the hope that the player will force a move? If we are, then I guess we can't complain if Leicester do the same, can we.[/p][/quote]I think the pennys dropped ringtone
  • Score: 7

4:27pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

ringtone wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
OldGull wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.
Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you.
I'm with you all the way on this one Dom. Although this was always going to be the most straightforward game we will play for a while, there really isn't any such thing as an easy game. Many a team has been humbled an embarrassed by lower league teams - I seem to remember even Hastings Utd had a pretty good FA Cup run recently! You wouldn't expect anyone to get over excited and say that this means we will be title contenders this season, but the whole point of the game was to start to warm up our team and let SH have a look at the established players and the best of the DS in match action, however humble the opposition.

Sami got to see the players' first response to his initial training and as he said, he saw a few things that they had been working on in training coming through during the game. He also said he saw areas that need working on. Great, it would have been more of a worry if he hadn't.

5-0 or 10-0, who cares? We've started a lot of pre-season campaigns with worse results than this! Sami will be starting to get his head around things now and more so during the trip to Spain. He will be shading out the strengths and weaknesses... where we need to improve, where new blood is needed, and who we should build our team around.

Time to enjoy some football again!

UTA!!
You are taking positivity to a new level.

But as you said in a recent post Brighton will be regular contenders for the Premiership title in a few years.

Either you are on medication or Wum, i cant decide.
Thanks Ringpiece, coming from you I'll take that as a compliment.

I'm glad you brought my previous comment up though as I think some people didn't grasp what I was saying. What I actually said was this...

..."In TB I trust. He's done a **** fine job so far and I see no reason to fear that will change as we move from strength to strength off field. It may be that the last thing to be built is the team, but that might just be the correct method of making sure that when we do get promotion we have a better chance than most of staying there. There's no reason why in 10/15 years time B&HA won't be an established, top flight Premiership team."

The 10/15 year thing was greeted with catcalls of derision from some and maybe they could tell me why? Established in the Prem as a top flight team alongside the likes of the current big teams? I don't see why not and as a fan it's what I want to see. Do you feel the timescale is wrong? If so, do you expect us to be regular contenders for Europe in 2 years? 5 years? Or maybe never? Or did you misread my comment and think I was saying we will GET to the PL in 10/15 years?

Don't all real Albion fans aspire to such heights? Don't people think that with our new training and academy facility along with a superb ground and fans, hotel etc coming, that our infrastructure won't make us attractive to youngsters who would previously have gone elsewhere, making us a stronger long term proposition? Maybe my positivity is too much for the likes of Ringtone who prefer to wallow in morbid negativity, but as I said, I believe. And, as a fan, I will continue to believe. Sorry if that offends people, but it's how it is and how it will continue to be.

UTA!!
Well said SSI
The likes of Ring***** do not want us to succeed in the prem,
What would they be able to moan about?
What would you have to moan at if there was no opposition,other point of view.

Think the site would be boring.
Great riposte Dont Wanna.

I think the key word is boring.

These people are boring and love it like that.

Thats probably why they loved Oscar Garcia and FFP so much.
Aren't you guys kinda defeating your own point? You object to people like me being positive because my view is the opposite to yours. And then you say how boring the site would be if there weren't people with opposing views. Sorry Don't wanna and Ringhole, but you can't have it both ways. Personally if everyone was singing from the same hymnsheet I'd rather hear wall to wall positivity than a boring drone of negativity.

UTA!!
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: 5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.[/p][/quote]Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you.[/p][/quote]I'm with you all the way on this one Dom. Although this was always going to be the most straightforward game we will play for a while, there really isn't any such thing as an easy game. Many a team has been humbled an embarrassed by lower league teams - I seem to remember even Hastings Utd had a pretty good FA Cup run recently! You wouldn't expect anyone to get over excited and say that this means we will be title contenders this season, but the whole point of the game was to start to warm up our team and let SH have a look at the established players and the best of the DS in match action, however humble the opposition. Sami got to see the players' first response to his initial training and as he said, he saw a few things that they had been working on in training coming through during the game. He also said he saw areas that need working on. Great, it would have been more of a worry if he hadn't. 5-0 or 10-0, who cares? We've started a lot of pre-season campaigns with worse results than this! Sami will be starting to get his head around things now and more so during the trip to Spain. He will be shading out the strengths and weaknesses... where we need to improve, where new blood is needed, and who we should build our team around. Time to enjoy some football again! UTA!![/p][/quote]You are taking positivity to a new level. But as you said in a recent post Brighton will be regular contenders for the Premiership title in a few years. Either you are on medication or Wum, i cant decide.[/p][/quote]Thanks Ringpiece, coming from you I'll take that as a compliment. I'm glad you brought my previous comment up though as I think some people didn't grasp what I was saying. What I actually said was this... ..."In TB I trust. He's done a **** fine job so far and I see no reason to fear that will change as we move from strength to strength off field. It may be that the last thing to be built is the team, but that might just be the correct method of making sure that when we do get promotion we have a better chance than most of staying there. There's no reason why in 10/15 years time B&HA won't be an established, top flight Premiership team." The 10/15 year thing was greeted with catcalls of derision from some and maybe they could tell me why? Established in the Prem as a top flight team alongside the likes of the current big teams? I don't see why not and as a fan it's what I want to see. Do you feel the timescale is wrong? If so, do you expect us to be regular contenders for Europe in 2 years? 5 years? Or maybe never? Or did you misread my comment and think I was saying we will GET to the PL in 10/15 years? Don't all real Albion fans aspire to such heights? Don't people think that with our new training and academy facility along with a superb ground and fans, hotel etc coming, that our infrastructure won't make us attractive to youngsters who would previously have gone elsewhere, making us a stronger long term proposition? Maybe my positivity is too much for the likes of Ringtone who prefer to wallow in morbid negativity, but as I said, I believe. And, as a fan, I will continue to believe. Sorry if that offends people, but it's how it is and how it will continue to be. UTA!![/p][/quote]Well said SSI The likes of Ring***** do not want us to succeed in the prem, What would they be able to moan about?[/p][/quote]What would you have to moan at if there was no opposition,other point of view. Think the site would be boring.[/p][/quote]Great riposte Dont Wanna. I think the key word is boring. These people are boring and love it like that. Thats probably why they loved Oscar Garcia and FFP so much.[/p][/quote]Aren't you guys kinda defeating your own point? You object to people like me being positive because my view is the opposite to yours. And then you say how boring the site would be if there weren't people with opposing views. Sorry Don't wanna and Ringhole, but you can't have it both ways. Personally if everyone was singing from the same hymnsheet I'd rather hear wall to wall positivity than a boring drone of negativity. UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 1

4:52pm Sun 6 Jul 14

ringtone says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
ringtone wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
OldGull wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.
Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you.
I'm with you all the way on this one Dom. Although this was always going to be the most straightforward game we will play for a while, there really isn't any such thing as an easy game. Many a team has been humbled an embarrassed by lower league teams - I seem to remember even Hastings Utd had a pretty good FA Cup run recently! You wouldn't expect anyone to get over excited and say that this means we will be title contenders this season, but the whole point of the game was to start to warm up our team and let SH have a look at the established players and the best of the DS in match action, however humble the opposition.

Sami got to see the players' first response to his initial training and as he said, he saw a few things that they had been working on in training coming through during the game. He also said he saw areas that need working on. Great, it would have been more of a worry if he hadn't.

5-0 or 10-0, who cares? We've started a lot of pre-season campaigns with worse results than this! Sami will be starting to get his head around things now and more so during the trip to Spain. He will be shading out the strengths and weaknesses... where we need to improve, where new blood is needed, and who we should build our team around.

Time to enjoy some football again!

UTA!!
You are taking positivity to a new level.

But as you said in a recent post Brighton will be regular contenders for the Premiership title in a few years.

Either you are on medication or Wum, i cant decide.
Thanks Ringpiece, coming from you I'll take that as a compliment.

I'm glad you brought my previous comment up though as I think some people didn't grasp what I was saying. What I actually said was this...

..."In TB I trust. He's done a **** fine job so far and I see no reason to fear that will change as we move from strength to strength off field. It may be that the last thing to be built is the team, but that might just be the correct method of making sure that when we do get promotion we have a better chance than most of staying there. There's no reason why in 10/15 years time B&HA won't be an established, top flight Premiership team."

The 10/15 year thing was greeted with catcalls of derision from some and maybe they could tell me why? Established in the Prem as a top flight team alongside the likes of the current big teams? I don't see why not and as a fan it's what I want to see. Do you feel the timescale is wrong? If so, do you expect us to be regular contenders for Europe in 2 years? 5 years? Or maybe never? Or did you misread my comment and think I was saying we will GET to the PL in 10/15 years?

Don't all real Albion fans aspire to such heights? Don't people think that with our new training and academy facility along with a superb ground and fans, hotel etc coming, that our infrastructure won't make us attractive to youngsters who would previously have gone elsewhere, making us a stronger long term proposition? Maybe my positivity is too much for the likes of Ringtone who prefer to wallow in morbid negativity, but as I said, I believe. And, as a fan, I will continue to believe. Sorry if that offends people, but it's how it is and how it will continue to be.

UTA!!
Well said SSI
The likes of Ring***** do not want us to succeed in the prem,
What would they be able to moan about?
What would you have to moan at if there was no opposition,other point of view.

Think the site would be boring.
Great riposte Dont Wanna.

I think the key word is boring.

These people are boring and love it like that.

Thats probably why they loved Oscar Garcia and FFP so much.
Aren't you guys kinda defeating your own point? You object to people like me being positive because my view is the opposite to yours. And then you say how boring the site would be if there weren't people with opposing views. Sorry Don't wanna and Ringhole, but you can't have it both ways. Personally if everyone was singing from the same hymnsheet I'd rather hear wall to wall positivity than a boring drone of negativity.

UTA!!
Get real, mate.

I dont slag the team off when they are doing well, only when they are not.

This is the way of the world and we are no different to any other club of any sport.

It seems the fans (not supporters, ie dont go to games) on this site reveal their guilt (not going to games) by not expressing any negativity. and for once they are correct, they have NO RIGHT.
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: 5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.[/p][/quote]Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you.[/p][/quote]I'm with you all the way on this one Dom. Although this was always going to be the most straightforward game we will play for a while, there really isn't any such thing as an easy game. Many a team has been humbled an embarrassed by lower league teams - I seem to remember even Hastings Utd had a pretty good FA Cup run recently! You wouldn't expect anyone to get over excited and say that this means we will be title contenders this season, but the whole point of the game was to start to warm up our team and let SH have a look at the established players and the best of the DS in match action, however humble the opposition. Sami got to see the players' first response to his initial training and as he said, he saw a few things that they had been working on in training coming through during the game. He also said he saw areas that need working on. Great, it would have been more of a worry if he hadn't. 5-0 or 10-0, who cares? We've started a lot of pre-season campaigns with worse results than this! Sami will be starting to get his head around things now and more so during the trip to Spain. He will be shading out the strengths and weaknesses... where we need to improve, where new blood is needed, and who we should build our team around. Time to enjoy some football again! UTA!![/p][/quote]You are taking positivity to a new level. But as you said in a recent post Brighton will be regular contenders for the Premiership title in a few years. Either you are on medication or Wum, i cant decide.[/p][/quote]Thanks Ringpiece, coming from you I'll take that as a compliment. I'm glad you brought my previous comment up though as I think some people didn't grasp what I was saying. What I actually said was this... ..."In TB I trust. He's done a **** fine job so far and I see no reason to fear that will change as we move from strength to strength off field. It may be that the last thing to be built is the team, but that might just be the correct method of making sure that when we do get promotion we have a better chance than most of staying there. There's no reason why in 10/15 years time B&HA won't be an established, top flight Premiership team." The 10/15 year thing was greeted with catcalls of derision from some and maybe they could tell me why? Established in the Prem as a top flight team alongside the likes of the current big teams? I don't see why not and as a fan it's what I want to see. Do you feel the timescale is wrong? If so, do you expect us to be regular contenders for Europe in 2 years? 5 years? Or maybe never? Or did you misread my comment and think I was saying we will GET to the PL in 10/15 years? Don't all real Albion fans aspire to such heights? Don't people think that with our new training and academy facility along with a superb ground and fans, hotel etc coming, that our infrastructure won't make us attractive to youngsters who would previously have gone elsewhere, making us a stronger long term proposition? Maybe my positivity is too much for the likes of Ringtone who prefer to wallow in morbid negativity, but as I said, I believe. And, as a fan, I will continue to believe. Sorry if that offends people, but it's how it is and how it will continue to be. UTA!![/p][/quote]Well said SSI The likes of Ring***** do not want us to succeed in the prem, What would they be able to moan about?[/p][/quote]What would you have to moan at if there was no opposition,other point of view. Think the site would be boring.[/p][/quote]Great riposte Dont Wanna. I think the key word is boring. These people are boring and love it like that. Thats probably why they loved Oscar Garcia and FFP so much.[/p][/quote]Aren't you guys kinda defeating your own point? You object to people like me being positive because my view is the opposite to yours. And then you say how boring the site would be if there weren't people with opposing views. Sorry Don't wanna and Ringhole, but you can't have it both ways. Personally if everyone was singing from the same hymnsheet I'd rather hear wall to wall positivity than a boring drone of negativity. UTA!![/p][/quote]Get real, mate. I dont slag the team off when they are doing well, only when they are not. This is the way of the world and we are no different to any other club of any sport. It seems the fans (not supporters, ie dont go to games) on this site reveal their guilt (not going to games) by not expressing any negativity. and for once they are correct, they have NO RIGHT. ringtone
  • Score: -2

5:02pm Sun 6 Jul 14

hannover seagull says...

ringtone wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
With Leicester making moves for Ulloa, and Brighton going for Baldock, my guess is that the fans from both clubs share the same feelings, and the club management for that matter.
The situation is very similar for both clubs and their players, as one would have to think that both of the lads want to step up, but both clubs will demand big money for either to make the move, big money as it pertains to the players involved.

Are Brighton doing a Leicester, dangling a carrot in the hope that the player will force a move? If we are, then I guess we can't complain if Leicester do the same, can we.
I think the pennys dropped
I think if we get somewhere near the asking price of 5 mill he will go
There will also be a sell on clause and that may well be the stumbling block
Will we miss him? yes can we do without him,also yes.
Leo was a great spot from Gus and co but sometimes you have to cash in when the time is right and sadly this may be the case
As a lone striker he has done us proud, left too often on his own like CMS under Gus
I hope this season we finally get strikers hunting in pairs which is what this division crys out for with or without Leo
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: With Leicester making moves for Ulloa, and Brighton going for Baldock, my guess is that the fans from both clubs share the same feelings, and the club management for that matter. The situation is very similar for both clubs and their players, as one would have to think that both of the lads want to step up, but both clubs will demand big money for either to make the move, big money as it pertains to the players involved. Are Brighton doing a Leicester, dangling a carrot in the hope that the player will force a move? If we are, then I guess we can't complain if Leicester do the same, can we.[/p][/quote]I think the pennys dropped[/p][/quote]I think if we get somewhere near the asking price of 5 mill he will go There will also be a sell on clause and that may well be the stumbling block Will we miss him? yes can we do without him,also yes. Leo was a great spot from Gus and co but sometimes you have to cash in when the time is right and sadly this may be the case As a lone striker he has done us proud, left too often on his own like CMS under Gus I hope this season we finally get strikers hunting in pairs which is what this division crys out for with or without Leo hannover seagull
  • Score: 1

5:12pm Sun 6 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

Do the trolls and WUMs attend matches, I doubt it very much, and if they do, the matches don't feature Brighton. Why would a troll or a WUM, constantly take digs at a club they claim to support?
It is one thing to point out what you don't agree with regarding the performance, lineup or the recruiting policy, it is something very different to be always finding fault no matter what. At least us expats don't, 'claim,' to attend matches when in fact we are nowhere near the venue.
Do the trolls and WUMs attend matches, I doubt it very much, and if they do, the matches don't feature Brighton. Why would a troll or a WUM, constantly take digs at a club they claim to support? It is one thing to point out what you don't agree with regarding the performance, lineup or the recruiting policy, it is something very different to be always finding fault no matter what. At least us expats don't, 'claim,' to attend matches when in fact we are nowhere near the venue. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -5

5:15pm Sun 6 Jul 14

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

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
ringtone wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
OldGull wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.
Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you.
I'm with you all the way on this one Dom. Although this was always going to be the most straightforward game we will play for a while, there really isn't any such thing as an easy game. Many a team has been humbled an embarrassed by lower league teams - I seem to remember even Hastings Utd had a pretty good FA Cup run recently! You wouldn't expect anyone to get over excited and say that this means we will be title contenders this season, but the whole point of the game was to start to warm up our team and let SH have a look at the established players and the best of the DS in match action, however humble the opposition.

Sami got to see the players' first response to his initial training and as he said, he saw a few things that they had been working on in training coming through during the game. He also said he saw areas that need working on. Great, it would have been more of a worry if he hadn't.

5-0 or 10-0, who cares? We've started a lot of pre-season campaigns with worse results than this! Sami will be starting to get his head around things now and more so during the trip to Spain. He will be shading out the strengths and weaknesses... where we need to improve, where new blood is needed, and who we should build our team around.

Time to enjoy some football again!

UTA!!
You are taking positivity to a new level.

But as you said in a recent post Brighton will be regular contenders for the Premiership title in a few years.

Either you are on medication or Wum, i cant decide.
Thanks Ringpiece, coming from you I'll take that as a compliment.

I'm glad you brought my previous comment up though as I think some people didn't grasp what I was saying. What I actually said was this...

..."In TB I trust. He's done a **** fine job so far and I see no reason to fear that will change as we move from strength to strength off field. It may be that the last thing to be built is the team, but that might just be the correct method of making sure that when we do get promotion we have a better chance than most of staying there. There's no reason why in 10/15 years time B&HA won't be an established, top flight Premiership team."

The 10/15 year thing was greeted with catcalls of derision from some and maybe they could tell me why? Established in the Prem as a top flight team alongside the likes of the current big teams? I don't see why not and as a fan it's what I want to see. Do you feel the timescale is wrong? If so, do you expect us to be regular contenders for Europe in 2 years? 5 years? Or maybe never? Or did you misread my comment and think I was saying we will GET to the PL in 10/15 years?

Don't all real Albion fans aspire to such heights? Don't people think that with our new training and academy facility along with a superb ground and fans, hotel etc coming, that our infrastructure won't make us attractive to youngsters who would previously have gone elsewhere, making us a stronger long term proposition? Maybe my positivity is too much for the likes of Ringtone who prefer to wallow in morbid negativity, but as I said, I believe. And, as a fan, I will continue to believe. Sorry if that offends people, but it's how it is and how it will continue to be.

UTA!!
Well said SSI
The likes of Ring***** do not want us to succeed in the prem,
What would they be able to moan about?
What would you have to moan at if there was no opposition,other point of view.

Think the site would be boring.
Great riposte Dont Wanna.

I think the key word is boring.

These people are boring and love it like that.

Thats probably why they loved Oscar Garcia and FFP so much.
Aren't you guys kinda defeating your own point? You object to people like me being positive because my view is the opposite to yours. And then you say how boring the site would be if there weren't people with opposing views. Sorry Don't wanna and Ringhole, but you can't have it both ways. Personally if everyone was singing from the same hymnsheet I'd rather hear wall to wall positivity than a boring drone of negativity.

UTA!!
WHERE DO WE OBJECT ?.Miss reading,understandin
g(i do sometimes).

Do not object to anybody being positve,because some posts you do not agree with what you believe,you automatically asume its negative not maybe reality,feet on the ground.

Do you really think that we(me) would waste our time on this site just to upset you.

Might be fan-follower-support
er,never thought of that ?.

"Always look on the bright side off life"-Monty Python.








Do you think that we would waste our time coming on this site if we were not fans-followers-suppo
rters,just to wind you up.

"Awlays look on the bright side of life"-Monty python
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: 5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.[/p][/quote]Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you.[/p][/quote]I'm with you all the way on this one Dom. Although this was always going to be the most straightforward game we will play for a while, there really isn't any such thing as an easy game. Many a team has been humbled an embarrassed by lower league teams - I seem to remember even Hastings Utd had a pretty good FA Cup run recently! You wouldn't expect anyone to get over excited and say that this means we will be title contenders this season, but the whole point of the game was to start to warm up our team and let SH have a look at the established players and the best of the DS in match action, however humble the opposition. Sami got to see the players' first response to his initial training and as he said, he saw a few things that they had been working on in training coming through during the game. He also said he saw areas that need working on. Great, it would have been more of a worry if he hadn't. 5-0 or 10-0, who cares? We've started a lot of pre-season campaigns with worse results than this! Sami will be starting to get his head around things now and more so during the trip to Spain. He will be shading out the strengths and weaknesses... where we need to improve, where new blood is needed, and who we should build our team around. Time to enjoy some football again! UTA!![/p][/quote]You are taking positivity to a new level. But as you said in a recent post Brighton will be regular contenders for the Premiership title in a few years. Either you are on medication or Wum, i cant decide.[/p][/quote]Thanks Ringpiece, coming from you I'll take that as a compliment. I'm glad you brought my previous comment up though as I think some people didn't grasp what I was saying. What I actually said was this... ..."In TB I trust. He's done a **** fine job so far and I see no reason to fear that will change as we move from strength to strength off field. It may be that the last thing to be built is the team, but that might just be the correct method of making sure that when we do get promotion we have a better chance than most of staying there. There's no reason why in 10/15 years time B&HA won't be an established, top flight Premiership team." The 10/15 year thing was greeted with catcalls of derision from some and maybe they could tell me why? Established in the Prem as a top flight team alongside the likes of the current big teams? I don't see why not and as a fan it's what I want to see. Do you feel the timescale is wrong? If so, do you expect us to be regular contenders for Europe in 2 years? 5 years? Or maybe never? Or did you misread my comment and think I was saying we will GET to the PL in 10/15 years? Don't all real Albion fans aspire to such heights? Don't people think that with our new training and academy facility along with a superb ground and fans, hotel etc coming, that our infrastructure won't make us attractive to youngsters who would previously have gone elsewhere, making us a stronger long term proposition? Maybe my positivity is too much for the likes of Ringtone who prefer to wallow in morbid negativity, but as I said, I believe. And, as a fan, I will continue to believe. Sorry if that offends people, but it's how it is and how it will continue to be. UTA!![/p][/quote]Well said SSI The likes of Ring***** do not want us to succeed in the prem, What would they be able to moan about?[/p][/quote]What would you have to moan at if there was no opposition,other point of view. Think the site would be boring.[/p][/quote]Great riposte Dont Wanna. I think the key word is boring. These people are boring and love it like that. Thats probably why they loved Oscar Garcia and FFP so much.[/p][/quote]Aren't you guys kinda defeating your own point? You object to people like me being positive because my view is the opposite to yours. And then you say how boring the site would be if there weren't people with opposing views. Sorry Don't wanna and Ringhole, but you can't have it both ways. Personally if everyone was singing from the same hymnsheet I'd rather hear wall to wall positivity than a boring drone of negativity. UTA!![/p][/quote]WHERE DO WE OBJECT ?.Miss reading,understandin g(i do sometimes). Do not object to anybody being positve,because some posts you do not agree with what you believe,you automatically asume its negative not maybe reality,feet on the ground. Do you really think that we(me) would waste our time on this site just to upset you. Might be fan-follower-support er,never thought of that ?. "Always look on the bright side off life"-Monty Python. Do you think that we would waste our time coming on this site if we were not fans-followers-suppo rters,just to wind you up. "Awlays look on the bright side of life"-Monty python don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 0

5:18pm Sun 6 Jul 14

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

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
ringtone wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
OldGull wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.
Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you.
I'm with you all the way on this one Dom. Although this was always going to be the most straightforward game we will play for a while, there really isn't any such thing as an easy game. Many a team has been humbled an embarrassed by lower league teams - I seem to remember even Hastings Utd had a pretty good FA Cup run recently! You wouldn't expect anyone to get over excited and say that this means we will be title contenders this season, but the whole point of the game was to start to warm up our team and let SH have a look at the established players and the best of the DS in match action, however humble the opposition.

Sami got to see the players' first response to his initial training and as he said, he saw a few things that they had been working on in training coming through during the game. He also said he saw areas that need working on. Great, it would have been more of a worry if he hadn't.

5-0 or 10-0, who cares? We've started a lot of pre-season campaigns with worse results than this! Sami will be starting to get his head around things now and more so during the trip to Spain. He will be shading out the strengths and weaknesses... where we need to improve, where new blood is needed, and who we should build our team around.

Time to enjoy some football again!

UTA!!
You are taking positivity to a new level.

But as you said in a recent post Brighton will be regular contenders for the Premiership title in a few years.

Either you are on medication or Wum, i cant decide.
Thanks Ringpiece, coming from you I'll take that as a compliment.

I'm glad you brought my previous comment up though as I think some people didn't grasp what I was saying. What I actually said was this...

..."In TB I trust. He's done a **** fine job so far and I see no reason to fear that will change as we move from strength to strength off field. It may be that the last thing to be built is the team, but that might just be the correct method of making sure that when we do get promotion we have a better chance than most of staying there. There's no reason why in 10/15 years time B&HA won't be an established, top flight Premiership team."

The 10/15 year thing was greeted with catcalls of derision from some and maybe they could tell me why? Established in the Prem as a top flight team alongside the likes of the current big teams? I don't see why not and as a fan it's what I want to see. Do you feel the timescale is wrong? If so, do you expect us to be regular contenders for Europe in 2 years? 5 years? Or maybe never? Or did you misread my comment and think I was saying we will GET to the PL in 10/15 years?

Don't all real Albion fans aspire to such heights? Don't people think that with our new training and academy facility along with a superb ground and fans, hotel etc coming, that our infrastructure won't make us attractive to youngsters who would previously have gone elsewhere, making us a stronger long term proposition? Maybe my positivity is too much for the likes of Ringtone who prefer to wallow in morbid negativity, but as I said, I believe. And, as a fan, I will continue to believe. Sorry if that offends people, but it's how it is and how it will continue to be.

UTA!!
Well said SSI
The likes of Ring***** do not want us to succeed in the prem,
What would they be able to moan about?
What would you have to moan at if there was no opposition,other point of view.

Think the site would be boring.
Great riposte Dont Wanna.

I think the key word is boring.

These people are boring and love it like that.

Thats probably why they loved Oscar Garcia and FFP so much.
Aren't you guys kinda defeating your own point? You object to people like me being positive because my view is the opposite to yours. And then you say how boring the site would be if there weren't people with opposing views. Sorry Don't wanna and Ringhole, but you can't have it both ways. Personally if everyone was singing from the same hymnsheet I'd rather hear wall to wall positivity than a boring drone of negativity.

UTA!!
WHERE DO WE OBJECT ?.Miss reading,understandin

g(i do sometimes).

Do not object to anybody being positve,because some posts you do not agree with what you believe,you automatically asume its negative not maybe reality,feet on the ground.

Do you really think that we(me) would waste our time on this site just to upset you.

Might be fan-follower-support

er,never thought of that ?.

"Always look on the bright side off life"-Monty Python.








Do you think that we would waste our time coming on this site if we were not fans-followers-suppo

rters,just to wind you up.

"Awlays look on the bright side of life"-Monty python
Sorry do not know what went wrong,must be negative post.
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: 5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.[/p][/quote]Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you.[/p][/quote]I'm with you all the way on this one Dom. Although this was always going to be the most straightforward game we will play for a while, there really isn't any such thing as an easy game. Many a team has been humbled an embarrassed by lower league teams - I seem to remember even Hastings Utd had a pretty good FA Cup run recently! You wouldn't expect anyone to get over excited and say that this means we will be title contenders this season, but the whole point of the game was to start to warm up our team and let SH have a look at the established players and the best of the DS in match action, however humble the opposition. Sami got to see the players' first response to his initial training and as he said, he saw a few things that they had been working on in training coming through during the game. He also said he saw areas that need working on. Great, it would have been more of a worry if he hadn't. 5-0 or 10-0, who cares? We've started a lot of pre-season campaigns with worse results than this! Sami will be starting to get his head around things now and more so during the trip to Spain. He will be shading out the strengths and weaknesses... where we need to improve, where new blood is needed, and who we should build our team around. Time to enjoy some football again! UTA!![/p][/quote]You are taking positivity to a new level. But as you said in a recent post Brighton will be regular contenders for the Premiership title in a few years. Either you are on medication or Wum, i cant decide.[/p][/quote]Thanks Ringpiece, coming from you I'll take that as a compliment. I'm glad you brought my previous comment up though as I think some people didn't grasp what I was saying. What I actually said was this... ..."In TB I trust. He's done a **** fine job so far and I see no reason to fear that will change as we move from strength to strength off field. It may be that the last thing to be built is the team, but that might just be the correct method of making sure that when we do get promotion we have a better chance than most of staying there. There's no reason why in 10/15 years time B&HA won't be an established, top flight Premiership team." The 10/15 year thing was greeted with catcalls of derision from some and maybe they could tell me why? Established in the Prem as a top flight team alongside the likes of the current big teams? I don't see why not and as a fan it's what I want to see. Do you feel the timescale is wrong? If so, do you expect us to be regular contenders for Europe in 2 years? 5 years? Or maybe never? Or did you misread my comment and think I was saying we will GET to the PL in 10/15 years? Don't all real Albion fans aspire to such heights? Don't people think that with our new training and academy facility along with a superb ground and fans, hotel etc coming, that our infrastructure won't make us attractive to youngsters who would previously have gone elsewhere, making us a stronger long term proposition? Maybe my positivity is too much for the likes of Ringtone who prefer to wallow in morbid negativity, but as I said, I believe. And, as a fan, I will continue to believe. Sorry if that offends people, but it's how it is and how it will continue to be. UTA!![/p][/quote]Well said SSI The likes of Ring***** do not want us to succeed in the prem, What would they be able to moan about?[/p][/quote]What would you have to moan at if there was no opposition,other point of view. Think the site would be boring.[/p][/quote]Great riposte Dont Wanna. I think the key word is boring. These people are boring and love it like that. Thats probably why they loved Oscar Garcia and FFP so much.[/p][/quote]Aren't you guys kinda defeating your own point? You object to people like me being positive because my view is the opposite to yours. And then you say how boring the site would be if there weren't people with opposing views. Sorry Don't wanna and Ringhole, but you can't have it both ways. Personally if everyone was singing from the same hymnsheet I'd rather hear wall to wall positivity than a boring drone of negativity. UTA!![/p][/quote]WHERE DO WE OBJECT ?.Miss reading,understandin g(i do sometimes). Do not object to anybody being positve,because some posts you do not agree with what you believe,you automatically asume its negative not maybe reality,feet on the ground. Do you really think that we(me) would waste our time on this site just to upset you. Might be fan-follower-support er,never thought of that ?. "Always look on the bright side off life"-Monty Python. Do you think that we would waste our time coming on this site if we were not fans-followers-suppo rters,just to wind you up. "Awlays look on the bright side of life"-Monty python[/p][/quote]Sorry do not know what went wrong,must be negative post. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 1

5:31pm Sun 6 Jul 14

ringtone says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Do the trolls and WUMs attend matches, I doubt it very much, and if they do, the matches don't feature Brighton. Why would a troll or a WUM, constantly take digs at a club they claim to support?
It is one thing to point out what you don't agree with regarding the performance, lineup or the recruiting policy, it is something very different to be always finding fault no matter what. At least us expats don't, 'claim,' to attend matches when in fact we are nowhere near the venue.
If it was left to the likes of you there would be no football club.

You would have swallowed everthing Acher and Bellotti said and would have found it a terribly positive experience.

BTW Ex-pat is an abbreviation of extremley patronising.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Do the trolls and WUMs attend matches, I doubt it very much, and if they do, the matches don't feature Brighton. Why would a troll or a WUM, constantly take digs at a club they claim to support? It is one thing to point out what you don't agree with regarding the performance, lineup or the recruiting policy, it is something very different to be always finding fault no matter what. At least us expats don't, 'claim,' to attend matches when in fact we are nowhere near the venue.[/p][/quote]If it was left to the likes of you there would be no football club. You would have swallowed everthing Acher and Bellotti said and would have found it a terribly positive experience. BTW Ex-pat is an abbreviation of extremley patronising. ringtone
  • Score: 5

5:39pm Sun 6 Jul 14

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

VegasSeagull wrote:
Do the trolls and WUMs attend matches, I doubt it very much, and if they do, the matches don't feature Brighton. Why would a troll or a WUM, constantly take digs at a club they claim to support?
It is one thing to point out what you don't agree with regarding the performance, lineup or the recruiting policy, it is something very different to be always finding fault no matter what. At least us expats don't, 'claim,' to attend matches when in fact we are nowhere near the venue.
Unless you got divorced and the old on was called pat,and you live somewhere near selhurst in croydon.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Do the trolls and WUMs attend matches, I doubt it very much, and if they do, the matches don't feature Brighton. Why would a troll or a WUM, constantly take digs at a club they claim to support? It is one thing to point out what you don't agree with regarding the performance, lineup or the recruiting policy, it is something very different to be always finding fault no matter what. At least us expats don't, 'claim,' to attend matches when in fact we are nowhere near the venue.[/p][/quote]Unless you got divorced and the old on was called pat,and you live somewhere near selhurst in croydon. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 2

5:50pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Rhodes Seagull says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
Rhodes Seagull wrote:
Seems to be a lot of repeats from the beginning of last season, funny how fickle us suppoters can be! We have a very good forward line and I hope that both Leo and CMS can sink there teeth into the opposition, cannot wait to see how they play together for a longer period, Midfield again we have players that can hold there own and with Toko and Dale Stephens when he gets back don't think we will be found wanting there, along the back we have great experience and as stated a while ago hope to see Calderon getting more game time he seems more prepaired to go forward and take a chance than Bruno.
Do we need another keeper or will Walton get his big chance to impress?
Very confident that we can we can make a top 6 again, has any team ever done that in three season on the trot?.
Think the one thing that needs to be improved is the BBC radio coverage, most stations are on some 30 minutes debating before Sussex even starts up at some games.
What have the BBC got to do with Albion.

Get a sub Seagulls player. Every pound(€-$-£) helps.

Indeed we have good forward line.

Baldock would be a good addition,can understand Bristol city if the figure vegas said is correct,say no.
Does he actually want to leave.

Bit like Albion with Ulloa and does he really want to go.
What have the BBC got to do with Albion?
I was under the impression that it was the BBC that ran local radio stations and when you subscribe as I do it is Sussex county radio run by the BBC that I listen to via Seagulls Player .Maybe I am wrong???
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rhodes Seagull[/bold] wrote: Seems to be a lot of repeats from the beginning of last season, funny how fickle us suppoters can be! We have a very good forward line and I hope that both Leo and CMS can sink there teeth into the opposition, cannot wait to see how they play together for a longer period, Midfield again we have players that can hold there own and with Toko and Dale Stephens when he gets back don't think we will be found wanting there, along the back we have great experience and as stated a while ago hope to see Calderon getting more game time he seems more prepaired to go forward and take a chance than Bruno. Do we need another keeper or will Walton get his big chance to impress? Very confident that we can we can make a top 6 again, has any team ever done that in three season on the trot?. Think the one thing that needs to be improved is the BBC radio coverage, most stations are on some 30 minutes debating before Sussex even starts up at some games.[/p][/quote]What have the BBC got to do with Albion. Get a sub Seagulls player. Every pound(€-$-£) helps. Indeed we have good forward line. Baldock would be a good addition,can understand Bristol city if the figure vegas said is correct,say no. Does he actually want to leave. Bit like Albion with Ulloa and does he really want to go.[/p][/quote]What have the BBC got to do with Albion? I was under the impression that it was the BBC that ran local radio stations and when you subscribe as I do it is Sussex county radio run by the BBC that I listen to via Seagulls Player .Maybe I am wrong??? Rhodes Seagull
  • Score: 1

6:14pm Sun 6 Jul 14

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

Rhodes Seagull wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
Rhodes Seagull wrote:
Seems to be a lot of repeats from the beginning of last season, funny how fickle us suppoters can be! We have a very good forward line and I hope that both Leo and CMS can sink there teeth into the opposition, cannot wait to see how they play together for a longer period, Midfield again we have players that can hold there own and with Toko and Dale Stephens when he gets back don't think we will be found wanting there, along the back we have great experience and as stated a while ago hope to see Calderon getting more game time he seems more prepaired to go forward and take a chance than Bruno.
Do we need another keeper or will Walton get his big chance to impress?
Very confident that we can we can make a top 6 again, has any team ever done that in three season on the trot?.
Think the one thing that needs to be improved is the BBC radio coverage, most stations are on some 30 minutes debating before Sussex even starts up at some games.
What have the BBC got to do with Albion.

Get a sub Seagulls player. Every pound(€-$-£) helps.

Indeed we have good forward line.

Baldock would be a good addition,can understand Bristol city if the figure vegas said is correct,say no.
Does he actually want to leave.

Bit like Albion with Ulloa and does he really want to go.
What have the BBC got to do with Albion?
I was under the impression that it was the BBC that ran local radio stations and when you subscribe as I do it is Sussex county radio run by the BBC that I listen to via Seagulls Player .Maybe I am wrong???
Sorry did know that you could listen via the BBC to seagulls player.
I only use if Albion play away or there is a interesting game on.
[quote][p][bold]Rhodes Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rhodes Seagull[/bold] wrote: Seems to be a lot of repeats from the beginning of last season, funny how fickle us suppoters can be! We have a very good forward line and I hope that both Leo and CMS can sink there teeth into the opposition, cannot wait to see how they play together for a longer period, Midfield again we have players that can hold there own and with Toko and Dale Stephens when he gets back don't think we will be found wanting there, along the back we have great experience and as stated a while ago hope to see Calderon getting more game time he seems more prepaired to go forward and take a chance than Bruno. Do we need another keeper or will Walton get his big chance to impress? Very confident that we can we can make a top 6 again, has any team ever done that in three season on the trot?. Think the one thing that needs to be improved is the BBC radio coverage, most stations are on some 30 minutes debating before Sussex even starts up at some games.[/p][/quote]What have the BBC got to do with Albion. Get a sub Seagulls player. Every pound(€-$-£) helps. Indeed we have good forward line. Baldock would be a good addition,can understand Bristol city if the figure vegas said is correct,say no. Does he actually want to leave. Bit like Albion with Ulloa and does he really want to go.[/p][/quote]What have the BBC got to do with Albion? I was under the impression that it was the BBC that ran local radio stations and when you subscribe as I do it is Sussex county radio run by the BBC that I listen to via Seagulls Player .Maybe I am wrong???[/p][/quote]Sorry did know that you could listen via the BBC to seagulls player. I only use if Albion play away or there is a interesting game on. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 1

6:15pm Sun 6 Jul 14

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

Rhodes Seagull wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
Rhodes Seagull wrote:
Seems to be a lot of repeats from the beginning of last season, funny how fickle us suppoters can be! We have a very good forward line and I hope that both Leo and CMS can sink there teeth into the opposition, cannot wait to see how they play together for a longer period, Midfield again we have players that can hold there own and with Toko and Dale Stephens when he gets back don't think we will be found wanting there, along the back we have great experience and as stated a while ago hope to see Calderon getting more game time he seems more prepaired to go forward and take a chance than Bruno.
Do we need another keeper or will Walton get his big chance to impress?
Very confident that we can we can make a top 6 again, has any team ever done that in three season on the trot?.
Think the one thing that needs to be improved is the BBC radio coverage, most stations are on some 30 minutes debating before Sussex even starts up at some games.
What have the BBC got to do with Albion.

Get a sub Seagulls player. Every pound(€-$-£) helps.

Indeed we have good forward line.

Baldock would be a good addition,can understand Bristol city if the figure vegas said is correct,say no.
Does he actually want to leave.

Bit like Albion with Ulloa and does he really want to go.
What have the BBC got to do with Albion?
I was under the impression that it was the BBC that ran local radio stations and when you subscribe as I do it is Sussex county radio run by the BBC that I listen to via Seagulls Player .Maybe I am wrong???
Sorry did know that you could listen via the BBC to seagulls player.
I only use if Albion play away or there is a interesting game on.
[quote][p][bold]Rhodes Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rhodes Seagull[/bold] wrote: Seems to be a lot of repeats from the beginning of last season, funny how fickle us suppoters can be! We have a very good forward line and I hope that both Leo and CMS can sink there teeth into the opposition, cannot wait to see how they play together for a longer period, Midfield again we have players that can hold there own and with Toko and Dale Stephens when he gets back don't think we will be found wanting there, along the back we have great experience and as stated a while ago hope to see Calderon getting more game time he seems more prepaired to go forward and take a chance than Bruno. Do we need another keeper or will Walton get his big chance to impress? Very confident that we can we can make a top 6 again, has any team ever done that in three season on the trot?. Think the one thing that needs to be improved is the BBC radio coverage, most stations are on some 30 minutes debating before Sussex even starts up at some games.[/p][/quote]What have the BBC got to do with Albion. Get a sub Seagulls player. Every pound(€-$-£) helps. Indeed we have good forward line. Baldock would be a good addition,can understand Bristol city if the figure vegas said is correct,say no. Does he actually want to leave. Bit like Albion with Ulloa and does he really want to go.[/p][/quote]What have the BBC got to do with Albion? I was under the impression that it was the BBC that ran local radio stations and when you subscribe as I do it is Sussex county radio run by the BBC that I listen to via Seagulls Player .Maybe I am wrong???[/p][/quote]Sorry did know that you could listen via the BBC to seagulls player. I only use if Albion play away or there is a interesting game on. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 1

6:20pm Sun 6 Jul 14

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

ringtone wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Do the trolls and WUMs attend matches, I doubt it very much, and if they do, the matches don't feature Brighton. Why would a troll or a WUM, constantly take digs at a club they claim to support?
It is one thing to point out what you don't agree with regarding the performance, lineup or the recruiting policy, it is something very different to be always finding fault no matter what. At least us expats don't, 'claim,' to attend matches when in fact we are nowhere near the venue.
If it was left to the likes of you there would be no football club.

You would have swallowed everthing Acher and Bellotti said and would have found it a terribly positive experience.

BTW Ex-pat is an abbreviation of extremley patronising.
Nice one.

Think we should thank them,where would we be without them.

Think i just put my foot in it.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Do the trolls and WUMs attend matches, I doubt it very much, and if they do, the matches don't feature Brighton. Why would a troll or a WUM, constantly take digs at a club they claim to support? It is one thing to point out what you don't agree with regarding the performance, lineup or the recruiting policy, it is something very different to be always finding fault no matter what. At least us expats don't, 'claim,' to attend matches when in fact we are nowhere near the venue.[/p][/quote]If it was left to the likes of you there would be no football club. You would have swallowed everthing Acher and Bellotti said and would have found it a terribly positive experience. BTW Ex-pat is an abbreviation of extremley patronising.[/p][/quote]Nice one. Think we should thank them,where would we be without them. Think i just put my foot in it. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 0

6:31pm Sun 6 Jul 14

gordongull says...

What is a negative post?
Let us say that supporter 'A' posts a comment saying that we will be in the Premier League within two years. That is not a positive post, because it is almost certainly not going to happen. Nearly everyone knows that, and the person writing the comment is in danger of losing their credibility. I would call such a post negative, because it disregards all the evidence, and predicts an unlikely outcome for the Club.
Supporter 'B' writes that we are rubbish, and that we will be languishing in the lower Leagues within two years. Is that a negative post?
Definitely, because it projects a scenario that is as unlikely as the one painted by supporter 'A'. This type of comment could be the genuinely held belief of a supporter, or the work of a Troll or Wind-Up Merchant. It is up to the reader to decide which.
It is usually obvious without the need for our intrepid team of 'Trollbusters' to be constantly showing them the error of their ways.
(I ain't afraid of no Troll!).
'Positive' posts often highlight the fact that we have a new stadium and state of the art facilities. We already know that! It doesn't preclude us from expressing opinions on other aspects of the Club which we think are mediocre, or badly managed.
To summarise, A negative post is one which shows the Club in such a positive light, that any reasonable person can see that it has no realistic value to any debate.
A negative post can also be one which is uncomplimentary to the Club, but if it done in a constructive way, it becomes a positive post. If it consists of unfair, or unreasonable criticism, while adding nothing to the debate, it is negative.
What is a negative post? Let us say that supporter 'A' posts a comment saying that we will be in the Premier League within two years. That is not a positive post, because it is almost certainly not going to happen. Nearly everyone knows that, and the person writing the comment is in danger of losing their credibility. I would call such a post negative, because it disregards all the evidence, and predicts an unlikely outcome for the Club. Supporter 'B' writes that we are rubbish, and that we will be languishing in the lower Leagues within two years. Is that a negative post? Definitely, because it projects a scenario that is as unlikely as the one painted by supporter 'A'. This type of comment could be the genuinely held belief of a supporter, or the work of a Troll or Wind-Up Merchant. It is up to the reader to decide which. It is usually obvious without the need for our intrepid team of 'Trollbusters' to be constantly showing them the error of their ways. (I ain't afraid of no Troll!). 'Positive' posts often highlight the fact that we have a new stadium and state of the art facilities. We already know that! It doesn't preclude us from expressing opinions on other aspects of the Club which we think are mediocre, or badly managed. To summarise, A negative post is one which shows the Club in such a positive light, that any reasonable person can see that it has no realistic value to any debate. A negative post can also be one which is uncomplimentary to the Club, but if it done in a constructive way, it becomes a positive post. If it consists of unfair, or unreasonable criticism, while adding nothing to the debate, it is negative. gordongull
  • Score: -4

6:36pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

ringtone wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Do the trolls and WUMs attend matches, I doubt it very much, and if they do, the matches don't feature Brighton. Why would a troll or a WUM, constantly take digs at a club they claim to support?
It is one thing to point out what you don't agree with regarding the performance, lineup or the recruiting policy, it is something very different to be always finding fault no matter what. At least us expats don't, 'claim,' to attend matches when in fact we are nowhere near the venue.
If it was left to the likes of you there would be no football club.

You would have swallowed everthing Acher and Bellotti said and would have found it a terribly positive experience.

BTW Ex-pat is an abbreviation of extremley patronising.
Patronising numbskulls is one of the few pleasures left during the close season, and for that I thank you so very much for being one. You're the best. No, seriously. Cheers.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Do the trolls and WUMs attend matches, I doubt it very much, and if they do, the matches don't feature Brighton. Why would a troll or a WUM, constantly take digs at a club they claim to support? It is one thing to point out what you don't agree with regarding the performance, lineup or the recruiting policy, it is something very different to be always finding fault no matter what. At least us expats don't, 'claim,' to attend matches when in fact we are nowhere near the venue.[/p][/quote]If it was left to the likes of you there would be no football club. You would have swallowed everthing Acher and Bellotti said and would have found it a terribly positive experience. BTW Ex-pat is an abbreviation of extremley patronising.[/p][/quote]Patronising numbskulls is one of the few pleasures left during the close season, and for that I thank you so very much for being one. You're the best. No, seriously. Cheers. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: -2

6:37pm Sun 6 Jul 14

OldGull says...

ringtone wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
ringtone wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
OldGull wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.
Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you.
I'm with you all the way on this one Dom. Although this was always going to be the most straightforward game we will play for a while, there really isn't any such thing as an easy game. Many a team has been humbled an embarrassed by lower league teams - I seem to remember even Hastings Utd had a pretty good FA Cup run recently! You wouldn't expect anyone to get over excited and say that this means we will be title contenders this season, but the whole point of the game was to start to warm up our team and let SH have a look at the established players and the best of the DS in match action, however humble the opposition.

Sami got to see the players' first response to his initial training and as he said, he saw a few things that they had been working on in training coming through during the game. He also said he saw areas that need working on. Great, it would have been more of a worry if he hadn't.

5-0 or 10-0, who cares? We've started a lot of pre-season campaigns with worse results than this! Sami will be starting to get his head around things now and more so during the trip to Spain. He will be shading out the strengths and weaknesses... where we need to improve, where new blood is needed, and who we should build our team around.

Time to enjoy some football again!

UTA!!
You are taking positivity to a new level.

But as you said in a recent post Brighton will be regular contenders for the Premiership title in a few years.

Either you are on medication or Wum, i cant decide.
Thanks Ringpiece, coming from you I'll take that as a compliment.

I'm glad you brought my previous comment up though as I think some people didn't grasp what I was saying. What I actually said was this...

..."In TB I trust. He's done a **** fine job so far and I see no reason to fear that will change as we move from strength to strength off field. It may be that the last thing to be built is the team, but that might just be the correct method of making sure that when we do get promotion we have a better chance than most of staying there. There's no reason why in 10/15 years time B&HA won't be an established, top flight Premiership team."

The 10/15 year thing was greeted with catcalls of derision from some and maybe they could tell me why? Established in the Prem as a top flight team alongside the likes of the current big teams? I don't see why not and as a fan it's what I want to see. Do you feel the timescale is wrong? If so, do you expect us to be regular contenders for Europe in 2 years? 5 years? Or maybe never? Or did you misread my comment and think I was saying we will GET to the PL in 10/15 years?

Don't all real Albion fans aspire to such heights? Don't people think that with our new training and academy facility along with a superb ground and fans, hotel etc coming, that our infrastructure won't make us attractive to youngsters who would previously have gone elsewhere, making us a stronger long term proposition? Maybe my positivity is too much for the likes of Ringtone who prefer to wallow in morbid negativity, but as I said, I believe. And, as a fan, I will continue to believe. Sorry if that offends people, but it's how it is and how it will continue to be.

UTA!!
Well said SSI
The likes of Ring***** do not want us to succeed in the prem,
What would they be able to moan about?
What would you have to moan at if there was no opposition,other point of view.

Think the site would be boring.
Great riposte Dont Wanna.

I think the key word is boring.

These people are boring and love it like that.

Thats probably why they loved Oscar Garcia and FFP so much.
Aren't you guys kinda defeating your own point? You object to people like me being positive because my view is the opposite to yours. And then you say how boring the site would be if there weren't people with opposing views. Sorry Don't wanna and Ringhole, but you can't have it both ways. Personally if everyone was singing from the same hymnsheet I'd rather hear wall to wall positivity than a boring drone of negativity.

UTA!!
Get real, mate.

I dont slag the team off when they are doing well, only when they are not.

This is the way of the world and we are no different to any other club of any sport.

It seems the fans (not supporters, ie dont go to games) on this site reveal their guilt (not going to games) by not expressing any negativity. and for once they are correct, they have NO RIGHT.
I am a season ticket holder (even if it is only on direct debit).
If your negativity was based on the Albion doing badly, then that would be acceptable.
Since TB became chairman in 2009 we have risen from the lower reaches of league 1 to two successive championship play off positions, We have a new stadium and a new training academy.
Ok I accept last year was not the most exciting one. OG has moved on.
Sammi is now our manager, why not get behind him instead of sniping away from your PC.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: 5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.[/p][/quote]Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you.[/p][/quote]I'm with you all the way on this one Dom. Although this was always going to be the most straightforward game we will play for a while, there really isn't any such thing as an easy game. Many a team has been humbled an embarrassed by lower league teams - I seem to remember even Hastings Utd had a pretty good FA Cup run recently! You wouldn't expect anyone to get over excited and say that this means we will be title contenders this season, but the whole point of the game was to start to warm up our team and let SH have a look at the established players and the best of the DS in match action, however humble the opposition. Sami got to see the players' first response to his initial training and as he said, he saw a few things that they had been working on in training coming through during the game. He also said he saw areas that need working on. Great, it would have been more of a worry if he hadn't. 5-0 or 10-0, who cares? We've started a lot of pre-season campaigns with worse results than this! Sami will be starting to get his head around things now and more so during the trip to Spain. He will be shading out the strengths and weaknesses... where we need to improve, where new blood is needed, and who we should build our team around. Time to enjoy some football again! UTA!![/p][/quote]You are taking positivity to a new level. But as you said in a recent post Brighton will be regular contenders for the Premiership title in a few years. Either you are on medication or Wum, i cant decide.[/p][/quote]Thanks Ringpiece, coming from you I'll take that as a compliment. I'm glad you brought my previous comment up though as I think some people didn't grasp what I was saying. What I actually said was this... ..."In TB I trust. He's done a **** fine job so far and I see no reason to fear that will change as we move from strength to strength off field. It may be that the last thing to be built is the team, but that might just be the correct method of making sure that when we do get promotion we have a better chance than most of staying there. There's no reason why in 10/15 years time B&HA won't be an established, top flight Premiership team." The 10/15 year thing was greeted with catcalls of derision from some and maybe they could tell me why? Established in the Prem as a top flight team alongside the likes of the current big teams? I don't see why not and as a fan it's what I want to see. Do you feel the timescale is wrong? If so, do you expect us to be regular contenders for Europe in 2 years? 5 years? Or maybe never? Or did you misread my comment and think I was saying we will GET to the PL in 10/15 years? Don't all real Albion fans aspire to such heights? Don't people think that with our new training and academy facility along with a superb ground and fans, hotel etc coming, that our infrastructure won't make us attractive to youngsters who would previously have gone elsewhere, making us a stronger long term proposition? Maybe my positivity is too much for the likes of Ringtone who prefer to wallow in morbid negativity, but as I said, I believe. And, as a fan, I will continue to believe. Sorry if that offends people, but it's how it is and how it will continue to be. UTA!![/p][/quote]Well said SSI The likes of Ring***** do not want us to succeed in the prem, What would they be able to moan about?[/p][/quote]What would you have to moan at if there was no opposition,other point of view. Think the site would be boring.[/p][/quote]Great riposte Dont Wanna. I think the key word is boring. These people are boring and love it like that. Thats probably why they loved Oscar Garcia and FFP so much.[/p][/quote]Aren't you guys kinda defeating your own point? You object to people like me being positive because my view is the opposite to yours. And then you say how boring the site would be if there weren't people with opposing views. Sorry Don't wanna and Ringhole, but you can't have it both ways. Personally if everyone was singing from the same hymnsheet I'd rather hear wall to wall positivity than a boring drone of negativity. UTA!![/p][/quote]Get real, mate. I dont slag the team off when they are doing well, only when they are not. This is the way of the world and we are no different to any other club of any sport. It seems the fans (not supporters, ie dont go to games) on this site reveal their guilt (not going to games) by not expressing any negativity. and for once they are correct, they have NO RIGHT.[/p][/quote]I am a season ticket holder (even if it is only on direct debit). If your negativity was based on the Albion doing badly, then that would be acceptable. Since TB became chairman in 2009 we have risen from the lower reaches of league 1 to two successive championship play off positions, We have a new stadium and a new training academy. Ok I accept last year was not the most exciting one. OG has moved on. Sammi is now our manager, why not get behind him instead of sniping away from your PC. OldGull
  • Score: 4

6:39pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

gordongull wrote:
What is a negative post?
Let us say that supporter 'A' posts a comment saying that we will be in the Premier League within two years. That is not a positive post, because it is almost certainly not going to happen. Nearly everyone knows that, and the person writing the comment is in danger of losing their credibility. I would call such a post negative, because it disregards all the evidence, and predicts an unlikely outcome for the Club.
Supporter 'B' writes that we are rubbish, and that we will be languishing in the lower Leagues within two years. Is that a negative post?
Definitely, because it projects a scenario that is as unlikely as the one painted by supporter 'A'. This type of comment could be the genuinely held belief of a supporter, or the work of a Troll or Wind-Up Merchant. It is up to the reader to decide which.
It is usually obvious without the need for our intrepid team of 'Trollbusters' to be constantly showing them the error of their ways.
(I ain't afraid of no Troll!).
'Positive' posts often highlight the fact that we have a new stadium and state of the art facilities. We already know that! It doesn't preclude us from expressing opinions on other aspects of the Club which we think are mediocre, or badly managed.
To summarise, A negative post is one which shows the Club in such a positive light, that any reasonable person can see that it has no realistic value to any debate.
A negative post can also be one which is uncomplimentary to the Club, but if it done in a constructive way, it becomes a positive post. If it consists of unfair, or unreasonable criticism, while adding nothing to the debate, it is negative.
I would say a negative post is one which denigrates the clubs without evidence. That is what the WUMs and trolls do here regularly. For what reason we do not know.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: What is a negative post? Let us say that supporter 'A' posts a comment saying that we will be in the Premier League within two years. That is not a positive post, because it is almost certainly not going to happen. Nearly everyone knows that, and the person writing the comment is in danger of losing their credibility. I would call such a post negative, because it disregards all the evidence, and predicts an unlikely outcome for the Club. Supporter 'B' writes that we are rubbish, and that we will be languishing in the lower Leagues within two years. Is that a negative post? Definitely, because it projects a scenario that is as unlikely as the one painted by supporter 'A'. This type of comment could be the genuinely held belief of a supporter, or the work of a Troll or Wind-Up Merchant. It is up to the reader to decide which. It is usually obvious without the need for our intrepid team of 'Trollbusters' to be constantly showing them the error of their ways. (I ain't afraid of no Troll!). 'Positive' posts often highlight the fact that we have a new stadium and state of the art facilities. We already know that! It doesn't preclude us from expressing opinions on other aspects of the Club which we think are mediocre, or badly managed. To summarise, A negative post is one which shows the Club in such a positive light, that any reasonable person can see that it has no realistic value to any debate. A negative post can also be one which is uncomplimentary to the Club, but if it done in a constructive way, it becomes a positive post. If it consists of unfair, or unreasonable criticism, while adding nothing to the debate, it is negative.[/p][/quote]I would say a negative post is one which denigrates the clubs without evidence. That is what the WUMs and trolls do here regularly. For what reason we do not know. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 0

6:50pm Sun 6 Jul 14

gordongull says...

So we are in agreement, Ex-pat Arnie.
So we are in agreement, Ex-pat Arnie. gordongull
  • Score: -2

6:57pm Sun 6 Jul 14

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

gordongull wrote:
What is a negative post?
Let us say that supporter 'A' posts a comment saying that we will be in the Premier League within two years. That is not a positive post, because it is almost certainly not going to happen. Nearly everyone knows that, and the person writing the comment is in danger of losing their credibility. I would call such a post negative, because it disregards all the evidence, and predicts an unlikely outcome for the Club.
Supporter 'B' writes that we are rubbish, and that we will be languishing in the lower Leagues within two years. Is that a negative post?
Definitely, because it projects a scenario that is as unlikely as the one painted by supporter 'A'. This type of comment could be the genuinely held belief of a supporter, or the work of a Troll or Wind-Up Merchant. It is up to the reader to decide which.
It is usually obvious without the need for our intrepid team of 'Trollbusters' to be constantly showing them the error of their ways.
(I ain't afraid of no Troll!).
'Positive' posts often highlight the fact that we have a new stadium and state of the art facilities. We already know that! It doesn't preclude us from expressing opinions on other aspects of the Club which we think are mediocre, or badly managed.
To summarise, A negative post is one which shows the Club in such a positive light, that any reasonable person can see that it has no realistic value to any debate.
A negative post can also be one which is uncomplimentary to the Club, but if it done in a constructive way, it becomes a positive post. If it consists of unfair, or unreasonable criticism, while adding nothing to the debate, it is negative.
Would you say a negative post is.

The PL making it difficult (not giving fine money breaking rules) to the FL but to charity.They have more plans.

Unless some Arab-Russian is willing to put ££££££££££
£££££ in.
Bloom steps aside as Knight did.

Para payements cut from 4 to 2 years.

Albion playing to the rules.

Yep with the budget? Albion can get the players they want.

So as I have said Albion are a good very good championship club,lets live with it.

Missed the boat.

Being negative or ???
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: What is a negative post? Let us say that supporter 'A' posts a comment saying that we will be in the Premier League within two years. That is not a positive post, because it is almost certainly not going to happen. Nearly everyone knows that, and the person writing the comment is in danger of losing their credibility. I would call such a post negative, because it disregards all the evidence, and predicts an unlikely outcome for the Club. Supporter 'B' writes that we are rubbish, and that we will be languishing in the lower Leagues within two years. Is that a negative post? Definitely, because it projects a scenario that is as unlikely as the one painted by supporter 'A'. This type of comment could be the genuinely held belief of a supporter, or the work of a Troll or Wind-Up Merchant. It is up to the reader to decide which. It is usually obvious without the need for our intrepid team of 'Trollbusters' to be constantly showing them the error of their ways. (I ain't afraid of no Troll!). 'Positive' posts often highlight the fact that we have a new stadium and state of the art facilities. We already know that! It doesn't preclude us from expressing opinions on other aspects of the Club which we think are mediocre, or badly managed. To summarise, A negative post is one which shows the Club in such a positive light, that any reasonable person can see that it has no realistic value to any debate. A negative post can also be one which is uncomplimentary to the Club, but if it done in a constructive way, it becomes a positive post. If it consists of unfair, or unreasonable criticism, while adding nothing to the debate, it is negative.[/p][/quote]Would you say a negative post is. The PL making it difficult (not giving fine money breaking rules) to the FL but to charity.They have more plans. Unless some Arab-Russian is willing to put ££££££££££ £££££ in. Bloom steps aside as Knight did. Para payements cut from 4 to 2 years. Albion playing to the rules. Yep with the budget? Albion can get the players they want. So as I have said Albion are a good very good championship club,lets live with it. Missed the boat. Being negative or ??? don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: -1

7:30pm Sun 6 Jul 14

gordongull says...

A new owner isn't exempt from FFP, Don't wanna. Otherwise the wealthy new owner of Sheffield Wednesday would be spending £30m on players to buy promotion like Cardiff did.
A new owner isn't exempt from FFP, Don't wanna. Otherwise the wealthy new owner of Sheffield Wednesday would be spending £30m on players to buy promotion like Cardiff did. gordongull
  • Score: 1

7:52pm Sun 6 Jul 14

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

OldGull wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
ringtone wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
OldGull wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.
Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you.
I'm with you all the way on this one Dom. Although this was always going to be the most straightforward game we will play for a while, there really isn't any such thing as an easy game. Many a team has been humbled an embarrassed by lower league teams - I seem to remember even Hastings Utd had a pretty good FA Cup run recently! You wouldn't expect anyone to get over excited and say that this means we will be title contenders this season, but the whole point of the game was to start to warm up our team and let SH have a look at the established players and the best of the DS in match action, however humble the opposition.

Sami got to see the players' first response to his initial training and as he said, he saw a few things that they had been working on in training coming through during the game. He also said he saw areas that need working on. Great, it would have been more of a worry if he hadn't.

5-0 or 10-0, who cares? We've started a lot of pre-season campaigns with worse results than this! Sami will be starting to get his head around things now and more so during the trip to Spain. He will be shading out the strengths and weaknesses... where we need to improve, where new blood is needed, and who we should build our team around.

Time to enjoy some football again!

UTA!!
You are taking positivity to a new level.

But as you said in a recent post Brighton will be regular contenders for the Premiership title in a few years.

Either you are on medication or Wum, i cant decide.
Thanks Ringpiece, coming from you I'll take that as a compliment.

I'm glad you brought my previous comment up though as I think some people didn't grasp what I was saying. What I actually said was this...

..."In TB I trust. He's done a **** fine job so far and I see no reason to fear that will change as we move from strength to strength off field. It may be that the last thing to be built is the team, but that might just be the correct method of making sure that when we do get promotion we have a better chance than most of staying there. There's no reason why in 10/15 years time B&HA won't be an established, top flight Premiership team."

The 10/15 year thing was greeted with catcalls of derision from some and maybe they could tell me why? Established in the Prem as a top flight team alongside the likes of the current big teams? I don't see why not and as a fan it's what I want to see. Do you feel the timescale is wrong? If so, do you expect us to be regular contenders for Europe in 2 years? 5 years? Or maybe never? Or did you misread my comment and think I was saying we will GET to the PL in 10/15 years?

Don't all real Albion fans aspire to such heights? Don't people think that with our new training and academy facility along with a superb ground and fans, hotel etc coming, that our infrastructure won't make us attractive to youngsters who would previously have gone elsewhere, making us a stronger long term proposition? Maybe my positivity is too much for the likes of Ringtone who prefer to wallow in morbid negativity, but as I said, I believe. And, as a fan, I will continue to believe. Sorry if that offends people, but it's how it is and how it will continue to be.

UTA!!
Well said SSI
The likes of Ring***** do not want us to succeed in the prem,
What would they be able to moan about?
What would you have to moan at if there was no opposition,other point of view.

Think the site would be boring.
Great riposte Dont Wanna.

I think the key word is boring.

These people are boring and love it like that.

Thats probably why they loved Oscar Garcia and FFP so much.
Aren't you guys kinda defeating your own point? You object to people like me being positive because my view is the opposite to yours. And then you say how boring the site would be if there weren't people with opposing views. Sorry Don't wanna and Ringhole, but you can't have it both ways. Personally if everyone was singing from the same hymnsheet I'd rather hear wall to wall positivity than a boring drone of negativity.

UTA!!
Get real, mate.

I dont slag the team off when they are doing well, only when they are not.

This is the way of the world and we are no different to any other club of any sport.

It seems the fans (not supporters, ie dont go to games) on this site reveal their guilt (not going to games) by not expressing any negativity. and for once they are correct, they have NO RIGHT.
I am a season ticket holder (even if it is only on direct debit).
If your negativity was based on the Albion doing badly, then that would be acceptable.
Since TB became chairman in 2009 we have risen from the lower reaches of league 1 to two successive championship play off positions, We have a new stadium and a new training academy.
Ok I accept last year was not the most exciting one. OG has moved on.
Sammi is now our manager, why not get behind him instead of sniping away from your PC.
Old gull might be older than you even remember Dolphins even nothing.

I am a season ticket holder and thank TB for what he has invested in the club.

How long are people going to play the (weve got a new stadium)game.

Last season was indeed not the most exciting,Albion did get to the playoffs.OG not a big fan but did the job.

Having seen Holland yesterday,its not the way you play but get a result,and this is not what fans want to see unless ???

Think some would have got behind Lee if he had kept his word,came and the I know it alls said love the man greatest ever.
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: 5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.[/p][/quote]Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you.[/p][/quote]I'm with you all the way on this one Dom. Although this was always going to be the most straightforward game we will play for a while, there really isn't any such thing as an easy game. Many a team has been humbled an embarrassed by lower league teams - I seem to remember even Hastings Utd had a pretty good FA Cup run recently! You wouldn't expect anyone to get over excited and say that this means we will be title contenders this season, but the whole point of the game was to start to warm up our team and let SH have a look at the established players and the best of the DS in match action, however humble the opposition. Sami got to see the players' first response to his initial training and as he said, he saw a few things that they had been working on in training coming through during the game. He also said he saw areas that need working on. Great, it would have been more of a worry if he hadn't. 5-0 or 10-0, who cares? We've started a lot of pre-season campaigns with worse results than this! Sami will be starting to get his head around things now and more so during the trip to Spain. He will be shading out the strengths and weaknesses... where we need to improve, where new blood is needed, and who we should build our team around. Time to enjoy some football again! UTA!![/p][/quote]You are taking positivity to a new level. But as you said in a recent post Brighton will be regular contenders for the Premiership title in a few years. Either you are on medication or Wum, i cant decide.[/p][/quote]Thanks Ringpiece, coming from you I'll take that as a compliment. I'm glad you brought my previous comment up though as I think some people didn't grasp what I was saying. What I actually said was this... ..."In TB I trust. He's done a **** fine job so far and I see no reason to fear that will change as we move from strength to strength off field. It may be that the last thing to be built is the team, but that might just be the correct method of making sure that when we do get promotion we have a better chance than most of staying there. There's no reason why in 10/15 years time B&HA won't be an established, top flight Premiership team." The 10/15 year thing was greeted with catcalls of derision from some and maybe they could tell me why? Established in the Prem as a top flight team alongside the likes of the current big teams? I don't see why not and as a fan it's what I want to see. Do you feel the timescale is wrong? If so, do you expect us to be regular contenders for Europe in 2 years? 5 years? Or maybe never? Or did you misread my comment and think I was saying we will GET to the PL in 10/15 years? Don't all real Albion fans aspire to such heights? Don't people think that with our new training and academy facility along with a superb ground and fans, hotel etc coming, that our infrastructure won't make us attractive to youngsters who would previously have gone elsewhere, making us a stronger long term proposition? Maybe my positivity is too much for the likes of Ringtone who prefer to wallow in morbid negativity, but as I said, I believe. And, as a fan, I will continue to believe. Sorry if that offends people, but it's how it is and how it will continue to be. UTA!![/p][/quote]Well said SSI The likes of Ring***** do not want us to succeed in the prem, What would they be able to moan about?[/p][/quote]What would you have to moan at if there was no opposition,other point of view. Think the site would be boring.[/p][/quote]Great riposte Dont Wanna. I think the key word is boring. These people are boring and love it like that. Thats probably why they loved Oscar Garcia and FFP so much.[/p][/quote]Aren't you guys kinda defeating your own point? You object to people like me being positive because my view is the opposite to yours. And then you say how boring the site would be if there weren't people with opposing views. Sorry Don't wanna and Ringhole, but you can't have it both ways. Personally if everyone was singing from the same hymnsheet I'd rather hear wall to wall positivity than a boring drone of negativity. UTA!![/p][/quote]Get real, mate. I dont slag the team off when they are doing well, only when they are not. This is the way of the world and we are no different to any other club of any sport. It seems the fans (not supporters, ie dont go to games) on this site reveal their guilt (not going to games) by not expressing any negativity. and for once they are correct, they have NO RIGHT.[/p][/quote]I am a season ticket holder (even if it is only on direct debit). If your negativity was based on the Albion doing badly, then that would be acceptable. Since TB became chairman in 2009 we have risen from the lower reaches of league 1 to two successive championship play off positions, We have a new stadium and a new training academy. Ok I accept last year was not the most exciting one. OG has moved on. Sammi is now our manager, why not get behind him instead of sniping away from your PC.[/p][/quote]Old gull might be older than you even remember Dolphins even nothing. I am a season ticket holder and thank TB for what he has invested in the club. How long are people going to play the (weve got a new stadium)game. Last season was indeed not the most exciting,Albion did get to the playoffs.OG not a big fan but did the job. Having seen Holland yesterday,its not the way you play but get a result,and this is not what fans want to see unless ??? Think some would have got behind Lee if he had kept his word,came and the I know it alls said love the man greatest ever. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 1

8:02pm Sun 6 Jul 14

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

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
ringtone wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Do the trolls and WUMs attend matches, I doubt it very much, and if they do, the matches don't feature Brighton. Why would a troll or a WUM, constantly take digs at a club they claim to support?
It is one thing to point out what you don't agree with regarding the performance, lineup or the recruiting policy, it is something very different to be always finding fault no matter what. At least us expats don't, 'claim,' to attend matches when in fact we are nowhere near the venue.
If it was left to the likes of you there would be no football club.

You would have swallowed everthing Acher and Bellotti said and would have found it a terribly positive experience.

BTW Ex-pat is an abbreviation of extremley patronising.
Patronising numbskulls is one of the few pleasures left during the close season, and for that I thank you so very much for being one. You're the best. No, seriously. Cheers.
Are you talking about,quoting your own posts.???
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Do the trolls and WUMs attend matches, I doubt it very much, and if they do, the matches don't feature Brighton. Why would a troll or a WUM, constantly take digs at a club they claim to support? It is one thing to point out what you don't agree with regarding the performance, lineup or the recruiting policy, it is something very different to be always finding fault no matter what. At least us expats don't, 'claim,' to attend matches when in fact we are nowhere near the venue.[/p][/quote]If it was left to the likes of you there would be no football club. You would have swallowed everthing Acher and Bellotti said and would have found it a terribly positive experience. BTW Ex-pat is an abbreviation of extremley patronising.[/p][/quote]Patronising numbskulls is one of the few pleasures left during the close season, and for that I thank you so very much for being one. You're the best. No, seriously. Cheers.[/p][/quote]Are you talking about,quoting your own posts.??? don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 3

8:05pm Sun 6 Jul 14

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

gordongull wrote:
A new owner isn't exempt from FFP, Don't wanna. Otherwise the wealthy new owner of Sheffield Wednesday would be spending £30m on players to buy promotion like Cardiff did.
Have a look at the rules might be wrong but i think Albion would be down to zero in debt leaving ??? plus the 5 mil he(she) takes on in shares.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: A new owner isn't exempt from FFP, Don't wanna. Otherwise the wealthy new owner of Sheffield Wednesday would be spending £30m on players to buy promotion like Cardiff did.[/p][/quote]Have a look at the rules might be wrong but i think Albion would be down to zero in debt leaving ??? plus the 5 mil he(she) takes on in shares. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: -2

8:06pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
ringtone wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Do the trolls and WUMs attend matches, I doubt it very much, and if they do, the matches don't feature Brighton. Why would a troll or a WUM, constantly take digs at a club they claim to support?
It is one thing to point out what you don't agree with regarding the performance, lineup or the recruiting policy, it is something very different to be always finding fault no matter what. At least us expats don't, 'claim,' to attend matches when in fact we are nowhere near the venue.
If it was left to the likes of you there would be no football club.

You would have swallowed everthing Acher and Bellotti said and would have found it a terribly positive experience.

BTW Ex-pat is an abbreviation of extremley patronising.
Patronising numbskulls is one of the few pleasures left during the close season, and for that I thank you so very much for being one. You're the best. No, seriously. Cheers.
Are you talking about,quoting your own posts.???
Qué?
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Do the trolls and WUMs attend matches, I doubt it very much, and if they do, the matches don't feature Brighton. Why would a troll or a WUM, constantly take digs at a club they claim to support? It is one thing to point out what you don't agree with regarding the performance, lineup or the recruiting policy, it is something very different to be always finding fault no matter what. At least us expats don't, 'claim,' to attend matches when in fact we are nowhere near the venue.[/p][/quote]If it was left to the likes of you there would be no football club. You would have swallowed everthing Acher and Bellotti said and would have found it a terribly positive experience. BTW Ex-pat is an abbreviation of extremley patronising.[/p][/quote]Patronising numbskulls is one of the few pleasures left during the close season, and for that I thank you so very much for being one. You're the best. No, seriously. Cheers.[/p][/quote]Are you talking about,quoting your own posts.???[/p][/quote]Qué? Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: -1

8:18pm Sun 6 Jul 14

gordongull says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
gordongull wrote:
A new owner isn't exempt from FFP, Don't wanna. Otherwise the wealthy new owner of Sheffield Wednesday would be spending £30m on players to buy promotion like Cardiff did.
Have a look at the rules might be wrong but i think Albion would be down to zero in debt leaving ??? plus the 5 mil he(she) takes on in shares.
Still nowhere near the £25m+ needed for top two.
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: A new owner isn't exempt from FFP, Don't wanna. Otherwise the wealthy new owner of Sheffield Wednesday would be spending £30m on players to buy promotion like Cardiff did.[/p][/quote]Have a look at the rules might be wrong but i think Albion would be down to zero in debt leaving ??? plus the 5 mil he(she) takes on in shares.[/p][/quote]Still nowhere near the £25m+ needed for top two. gordongull
  • Score: 0

8:39pm Sun 6 Jul 14

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

gordongull wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
gordongull wrote:
A new owner isn't exempt from FFP, Don't wanna. Otherwise the wealthy new owner of Sheffield Wednesday would be spending £30m on players to buy promotion like Cardiff did.
Have a look at the rules might be wrong but i think Albion would be down to zero in debt leaving ??? plus the 5 mil he(she) takes on in shares.
Still nowhere near the £25m+ needed for top two.
But wages,no retrictions makes coming down south very interesting.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: A new owner isn't exempt from FFP, Don't wanna. Otherwise the wealthy new owner of Sheffield Wednesday would be spending £30m on players to buy promotion like Cardiff did.[/p][/quote]Have a look at the rules might be wrong but i think Albion would be down to zero in debt leaving ??? plus the 5 mil he(she) takes on in shares.[/p][/quote]Still nowhere near the £25m+ needed for top two.[/p][/quote]But wages,no retrictions makes coming down south very interesting. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 1

8:45pm Sun 6 Jul 14

JeffLomer says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
ringtone wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Do the trolls and WUMs attend matches, I doubt it very much, and if they do, the matches don't feature Brighton. Why would a troll or a WUM, constantly take digs at a club they claim to support?
It is one thing to point out what you don't agree with regarding the performance, lineup or the recruiting policy, it is something very different to be always finding fault no matter what. At least us expats don't, 'claim,' to attend matches when in fact we are nowhere near the venue.
If it was left to the likes of you there would be no football club.

You would have swallowed everthing Acher and Bellotti said and would have found it a terribly positive experience.

BTW Ex-pat is an abbreviation of extremley patronising.
Patronising numbskulls is one of the few pleasures left during the close season, and for that I thank you so very much for being one. You're the best. No, seriously. Cheers.
Are you talking about,quoting your own posts.???
Jog on you clown you ain't got a clue about the Albion, you never post anything constructive you only belittle serious fans who love this club, go away you mug, you trying to put down gordongull or ex pat does not wash with us they talk sense you talk crap end off,
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Do the trolls and WUMs attend matches, I doubt it very much, and if they do, the matches don't feature Brighton. Why would a troll or a WUM, constantly take digs at a club they claim to support? It is one thing to point out what you don't agree with regarding the performance, lineup or the recruiting policy, it is something very different to be always finding fault no matter what. At least us expats don't, 'claim,' to attend matches when in fact we are nowhere near the venue.[/p][/quote]If it was left to the likes of you there would be no football club. You would have swallowed everthing Acher and Bellotti said and would have found it a terribly positive experience. BTW Ex-pat is an abbreviation of extremley patronising.[/p][/quote]Patronising numbskulls is one of the few pleasures left during the close season, and for that I thank you so very much for being one. You're the best. No, seriously. Cheers.[/p][/quote]Are you talking about,quoting your own posts.???[/p][/quote]Jog on you clown you ain't got a clue about the Albion, you never post anything constructive you only belittle serious fans who love this club, go away you mug, you trying to put down gordongull or ex pat does not wash with us they talk sense you talk crap end off, JeffLomer
  • Score: -12

8:48pm Sun 6 Jul 14

OldGull says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
OldGull wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
ringtone wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
OldGull wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
daughter-of-manag wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.
Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you.
I'm with you all the way on this one Dom. Although this was always going to be the most straightforward game we will play for a while, there really isn't any such thing as an easy game. Many a team has been humbled an embarrassed by lower league teams - I seem to remember even Hastings Utd had a pretty good FA Cup run recently! You wouldn't expect anyone to get over excited and say that this means we will be title contenders this season, but the whole point of the game was to start to warm up our team and let SH have a look at the established players and the best of the DS in match action, however humble the opposition.

Sami got to see the players' first response to his initial training and as he said, he saw a few things that they had been working on in training coming through during the game. He also said he saw areas that need working on. Great, it would have been more of a worry if he hadn't.

5-0 or 10-0, who cares? We've started a lot of pre-season campaigns with worse results than this! Sami will be starting to get his head around things now and more so during the trip to Spain. He will be shading out the strengths and weaknesses... where we need to improve, where new blood is needed, and who we should build our team around.

Time to enjoy some football again!

UTA!!
You are taking positivity to a new level.

But as you said in a recent post Brighton will be regular contenders for the Premiership title in a few years.

Either you are on medication or Wum, i cant decide.
Thanks Ringpiece, coming from you I'll take that as a compliment.

I'm glad you brought my previous comment up though as I think some people didn't grasp what I was saying. What I actually said was this...

..."In TB I trust. He's done a **** fine job so far and I see no reason to fear that will change as we move from strength to strength off field. It may be that the last thing to be built is the team, but that might just be the correct method of making sure that when we do get promotion we have a better chance than most of staying there. There's no reason why in 10/15 years time B&HA won't be an established, top flight Premiership team."

The 10/15 year thing was greeted with catcalls of derision from some and maybe they could tell me why? Established in the Prem as a top flight team alongside the likes of the current big teams? I don't see why not and as a fan it's what I want to see. Do you feel the timescale is wrong? If so, do you expect us to be regular contenders for Europe in 2 years? 5 years? Or maybe never? Or did you misread my comment and think I was saying we will GET to the PL in 10/15 years?

Don't all real Albion fans aspire to such heights? Don't people think that with our new training and academy facility along with a superb ground and fans, hotel etc coming, that our infrastructure won't make us attractive to youngsters who would previously have gone elsewhere, making us a stronger long term proposition? Maybe my positivity is too much for the likes of Ringtone who prefer to wallow in morbid negativity, but as I said, I believe. And, as a fan, I will continue to believe. Sorry if that offends people, but it's how it is and how it will continue to be.

UTA!!
Well said SSI
The likes of Ring***** do not want us to succeed in the prem,
What would they be able to moan about?
What would you have to moan at if there was no opposition,other point of view.

Think the site would be boring.
Great riposte Dont Wanna.

I think the key word is boring.

These people are boring and love it like that.

Thats probably why they loved Oscar Garcia and FFP so much.
Aren't you guys kinda defeating your own point? You object to people like me being positive because my view is the opposite to yours. And then you say how boring the site would be if there weren't people with opposing views. Sorry Don't wanna and Ringhole, but you can't have it both ways. Personally if everyone was singing from the same hymnsheet I'd rather hear wall to wall positivity than a boring drone of negativity.

UTA!!
Get real, mate.

I dont slag the team off when they are doing well, only when they are not.

This is the way of the world and we are no different to any other club of any sport.

It seems the fans (not supporters, ie dont go to games) on this site reveal their guilt (not going to games) by not expressing any negativity. and for once they are correct, they have NO RIGHT.
I am a season ticket holder (even if it is only on direct debit).
If your negativity was based on the Albion doing badly, then that would be acceptable.
Since TB became chairman in 2009 we have risen from the lower reaches of league 1 to two successive championship play off positions, We have a new stadium and a new training academy.
Ok I accept last year was not the most exciting one. OG has moved on.
Sammi is now our manager, why not get behind him instead of sniping away from your PC.
Old gull might be older than you even remember Dolphins even nothing.

I am a season ticket holder and thank TB for what he has invested in the club.

How long are people going to play the (weve got a new stadium)game.

Last season was indeed not the most exciting,Albion did get to the playoffs.OG not a big fan but did the job.

Having seen Holland yesterday,its not the way you play but get a result,and this is not what fans want to see unless ???

Think some would have got behind Lee if he had kept his word,came and the I know it alls said love the man greatest ever.
Sorry Don't wanna
I think you are speaking in riddles, I didn't understand any of that!
except Dolphins......
I remember the Shrimps
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: 5-0 a good result if you're in the same league as Lewes, really we should've been looking to get 8,9 or 10 against what is little more than a pub team. Hopefully Sami will sign up the number of players we clearly need to avoid a struggle in the championship next season.[/p][/quote]Sounds like a good start to me. Pub team? Who would have thought that lowly Costa Rica would nearly beat the mighty Netherlands, having also (surprisingly) dispatched both Italy and Columbia? I would take a 5-0 all day long thank you.[/p][/quote]I'm with you all the way on this one Dom. Although this was always going to be the most straightforward game we will play for a while, there really isn't any such thing as an easy game. Many a team has been humbled an embarrassed by lower league teams - I seem to remember even Hastings Utd had a pretty good FA Cup run recently! You wouldn't expect anyone to get over excited and say that this means we will be title contenders this season, but the whole point of the game was to start to warm up our team and let SH have a look at the established players and the best of the DS in match action, however humble the opposition. Sami got to see the players' first response to his initial training and as he said, he saw a few things that they had been working on in training coming through during the game. He also said he saw areas that need working on. Great, it would have been more of a worry if he hadn't. 5-0 or 10-0, who cares? We've started a lot of pre-season campaigns with worse results than this! Sami will be starting to get his head around things now and more so during the trip to Spain. He will be shading out the strengths and weaknesses... where we need to improve, where new blood is needed, and who we should build our team around. Time to enjoy some football again! UTA!![/p][/quote]You are taking positivity to a new level. But as you said in a recent post Brighton will be regular contenders for the Premiership title in a few years. Either you are on medication or Wum, i cant decide.[/p][/quote]Thanks Ringpiece, coming from you I'll take that as a compliment. I'm glad you brought my previous comment up though as I think some people didn't grasp what I was saying. What I actually said was this... ..."In TB I trust. He's done a **** fine job so far and I see no reason to fear that will change as we move from strength to strength off field. It may be that the last thing to be built is the team, but that might just be the correct method of making sure that when we do get promotion we have a better chance than most of staying there. There's no reason why in 10/15 years time B&HA won't be an established, top flight Premiership team." The 10/15 year thing was greeted with catcalls of derision from some and maybe they could tell me why? Established in the Prem as a top flight team alongside the likes of the current big teams? I don't see why not and as a fan it's what I want to see. Do you feel the timescale is wrong? If so, do you expect us to be regular contenders for Europe in 2 years? 5 years? Or maybe never? Or did you misread my comment and think I was saying we will GET to the PL in 10/15 years? Don't all real Albion fans aspire to such heights? Don't people think that with our new training and academy facility along with a superb ground and fans, hotel etc coming, that our infrastructure won't make us attractive to youngsters who would previously have gone elsewhere, making us a stronger long term proposition? Maybe my positivity is too much for the likes of Ringtone who prefer to wallow in morbid negativity, but as I said, I believe. And, as a fan, I will continue to believe. Sorry if that offends people, but it's how it is and how it will continue to be. UTA!![/p][/quote]Well said SSI The likes of Ring***** do not want us to succeed in the prem, What would they be able to moan about?[/p][/quote]What would you have to moan at if there was no opposition,other point of view. Think the site would be boring.[/p][/quote]Great riposte Dont Wanna. I think the key word is boring. These people are boring and love it like that. Thats probably why they loved Oscar Garcia and FFP so much.[/p][/quote]Aren't you guys kinda defeating your own point? You object to people like me being positive because my view is the opposite to yours. And then you say how boring the site would be if there weren't people with opposing views. Sorry Don't wanna and Ringhole, but you can't have it both ways. Personally if everyone was singing from the same hymnsheet I'd rather hear wall to wall positivity than a boring drone of negativity. UTA!![/p][/quote]Get real, mate. I dont slag the team off when they are doing well, only when they are not. This is the way of the world and we are no different to any other club of any sport. It seems the fans (not supporters, ie dont go to games) on this site reveal their guilt (not going to games) by not expressing any negativity. and for once they are correct, they have NO RIGHT.[/p][/quote]I am a season ticket holder (even if it is only on direct debit). If your negativity was based on the Albion doing badly, then that would be acceptable. Since TB became chairman in 2009 we have risen from the lower reaches of league 1 to two successive championship play off positions, We have a new stadium and a new training academy. Ok I accept last year was not the most exciting one. OG has moved on. Sammi is now our manager, why not get behind him instead of sniping away from your PC.[/p][/quote]Old gull might be older than you even remember Dolphins even nothing. I am a season ticket holder and thank TB for what he has invested in the club. How long are people going to play the (weve got a new stadium)game. Last season was indeed not the most exciting,Albion did get to the playoffs.OG not a big fan but did the job. Having seen Holland yesterday,its not the way you play but get a result,and this is not what fans want to see unless ??? Think some would have got behind Lee if he had kept his word,came and the I know it alls said love the man greatest ever.[/p][/quote]Sorry Don't wanna I think you are speaking in riddles, I didn't understand any of that! except Dolphins...... I remember the Shrimps OldGull
  • Score: 4

8:52pm Sun 6 Jul 14

tug509 says...

SeagullOverSelsey wrote:
AlanDuffy wrote:
So let's take the positives.....5 goals, clean sheet, Leo played, Macca scored, Lua Lua and Buckley managed 45 minutes without injury, the young lads all got a run-out and the manager was happy. Bring in 5-6 players in the next couple of weeks, a good pre-season in Spain and we're up and running. Looking forward to the new season.
Well said Alan-that's exactly what we all like to hear-positive comments instead of some of the negative cxxp from other posters!
Absolutely ,lets not face facts and bury our heads in the sand with a 5-0 at Lewes ,Sheff Wed will be watching with fear !.
Yes a good day out ,did our top striker score ? .
Look at our squad ,.....not the one you wish for ,.... we have some great lads ,but we will not scare anyone ,.......and we should ! ,.....when we have the lads in to make up the squad ,thats when i will think 5-0 at lowly Lewes is ok . UTA
[quote][p][bold]SeagullOverSelsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: So let's take the positives.....5 goals, clean sheet, Leo played, Macca scored, Lua Lua and Buckley managed 45 minutes without injury, the young lads all got a run-out and the manager was happy. Bring in 5-6 players in the next couple of weeks, a good pre-season in Spain and we're up and running. Looking forward to the new season.[/p][/quote]Well said Alan-that's exactly what we all like to hear-positive comments instead of some of the negative cxxp from other posters![/p][/quote]Absolutely ,lets not face facts and bury our heads in the sand with a 5-0 at Lewes ,Sheff Wed will be watching with fear !. Yes a good day out ,did our top striker score ? . Look at our squad ,.....not the one you wish for ,.... we have some great lads ,but we will not scare anyone ,.......and we should ! ,.....when we have the lads in to make up the squad ,thats when i will think 5-0 at lowly Lewes is ok . UTA tug509
  • Score: -2

9:10pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Merdalf the Wizard says...

This is all getting very tiresome, we appear to have completely lost the thread and are just jousting over whose right and whose wrong.
Call me old fashioned, but if your opinion is not the same as mine, it does not mean I am right and you are wrong, or vice versa.
If I feel certain points are negative, I would hope I am free to disagree, as others are free to disagree with me, I will not take it personally, each to their own.
Having supported Brighton for many years there is no emotion the seagulls have not put me through, from ecstasy through to agony, I am sure we all agree on that point.
What does annoy me, and again, this is just me, is the branding of writers on these blogs not being true supporters because they do not attend games at the Amex or pay for their season ticket in one payment!
My employment prevents me attending Albion games, I am required to watch other matches, but it does not and will not reduce my love for the club I have supported since I was 5.
We are all Albion supporters, and we all care deeply about OUR club, regardless of whether we are living in Brighton, America or the Moon.
Lets try and keep these blogs full of friendly debate rather than descending into a competition of whose the bigger supporter, that stuff belongs on the playground.
UTA
This is all getting very tiresome, we appear to have completely lost the thread and are just jousting over whose right and whose wrong. Call me old fashioned, but if your opinion is not the same as mine, it does not mean I am right and you are wrong, or vice versa. If I feel certain points are negative, I would hope I am free to disagree, as others are free to disagree with me, I will not take it personally, each to their own. Having supported Brighton for many years there is no emotion the seagulls have not put me through, from ecstasy through to agony, I am sure we all agree on that point. What does annoy me, and again, this is just me, is the branding of writers on these blogs not being true supporters because they do not attend games at the Amex or pay for their season ticket in one payment! My employment prevents me attending Albion games, I am required to watch other matches, but it does not and will not reduce my love for the club I have supported since I was 5. We are all Albion supporters, and we all care deeply about OUR club, regardless of whether we are living in Brighton, America or the Moon. Lets try and keep these blogs full of friendly debate rather than descending into a competition of whose the bigger supporter, that stuff belongs on the playground. UTA Merdalf the Wizard
  • Score: 8

9:17pm Sun 6 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

Merdalf the Wizard wrote:
This is all getting very tiresome, we appear to have completely lost the thread and are just jousting over whose right and whose wrong.
Call me old fashioned, but if your opinion is not the same as mine, it does not mean I am right and you are wrong, or vice versa.
If I feel certain points are negative, I would hope I am free to disagree, as others are free to disagree with me, I will not take it personally, each to their own.
Having supported Brighton for many years there is no emotion the seagulls have not put me through, from ecstasy through to agony, I am sure we all agree on that point.
What does annoy me, and again, this is just me, is the branding of writers on these blogs not being true supporters because they do not attend games at the Amex or pay for their season ticket in one payment!
My employment prevents me attending Albion games, I am required to watch other matches, but it does not and will not reduce my love for the club I have supported since I was 5.
We are all Albion supporters, and we all care deeply about OUR club, regardless of whether we are living in Brighton, America or the Moon.
Lets try and keep these blogs full of friendly debate rather than descending into a competition of whose the bigger supporter, that stuff belongs on the playground.
UTA
well said
[quote][p][bold]Merdalf the Wizard[/bold] wrote: This is all getting very tiresome, we appear to have completely lost the thread and are just jousting over whose right and whose wrong. Call me old fashioned, but if your opinion is not the same as mine, it does not mean I am right and you are wrong, or vice versa. If I feel certain points are negative, I would hope I am free to disagree, as others are free to disagree with me, I will not take it personally, each to their own. Having supported Brighton for many years there is no emotion the seagulls have not put me through, from ecstasy through to agony, I am sure we all agree on that point. What does annoy me, and again, this is just me, is the branding of writers on these blogs not being true supporters because they do not attend games at the Amex or pay for their season ticket in one payment! My employment prevents me attending Albion games, I am required to watch other matches, but it does not and will not reduce my love for the club I have supported since I was 5. We are all Albion supporters, and we all care deeply about OUR club, regardless of whether we are living in Brighton, America or the Moon. Lets try and keep these blogs full of friendly debate rather than descending into a competition of whose the bigger supporter, that stuff belongs on the playground. UTA[/p][/quote]well said VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

9:28pm Sun 6 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

tug509 wrote:
SeagullOverSelsey wrote:
AlanDuffy wrote:
So let's take the positives.....5 goals, clean sheet, Leo played, Macca scored, Lua Lua and Buckley managed 45 minutes without injury, the young lads all got a run-out and the manager was happy. Bring in 5-6 players in the next couple of weeks, a good pre-season in Spain and we're up and running. Looking forward to the new season.
Well said Alan-that's exactly what we all like to hear-positive comments instead of some of the negative cxxp from other posters!
Absolutely ,lets not face facts and bury our heads in the sand with a 5-0 at Lewes ,Sheff Wed will be watching with fear !.
Yes a good day out ,did our top striker score ? .
Look at our squad ,.....not the one you wish for ,.... we have some great lads ,but we will not scare anyone ,.......and we should ! ,.....when we have the lads in to make up the squad ,thats when i will think 5-0 at lowly Lewes is ok . UTA
Hi Tug.
I don't think there will ever be a time when the result of 5-0 at Lewes counts for anything, other than to give Hyppia a chance to see the lads play what was never meant to be a test. CMS and Buckley both got thru 45 minutes without any reported twinges, so that's good.

Players are coming Tug, if there is nothing else we know for sure, we at least know that players are coming. The debate over who, when and at what price is mute as we won't know until they arrive, and even then we won't be told the price.

I am hoping that Hyypia identifies maybe one or two from the DS that can be considered cover players, perhaps Hyypia will see more of them during their time in Spain.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SeagullOverSelsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: So let's take the positives.....5 goals, clean sheet, Leo played, Macca scored, Lua Lua and Buckley managed 45 minutes without injury, the young lads all got a run-out and the manager was happy. Bring in 5-6 players in the next couple of weeks, a good pre-season in Spain and we're up and running. Looking forward to the new season.[/p][/quote]Well said Alan-that's exactly what we all like to hear-positive comments instead of some of the negative cxxp from other posters![/p][/quote]Absolutely ,lets not face facts and bury our heads in the sand with a 5-0 at Lewes ,Sheff Wed will be watching with fear !. Yes a good day out ,did our top striker score ? . Look at our squad ,.....not the one you wish for ,.... we have some great lads ,but we will not scare anyone ,.......and we should ! ,.....when we have the lads in to make up the squad ,thats when i will think 5-0 at lowly Lewes is ok . UTA[/p][/quote]Hi Tug. I don't think there will ever be a time when the result of 5-0 at Lewes counts for anything, other than to give Hyppia a chance to see the lads play what was never meant to be a test. CMS and Buckley both got thru 45 minutes without any reported twinges, so that's good. Players are coming Tug, if there is nothing else we know for sure, we at least know that players are coming. The debate over who, when and at what price is mute as we won't know until they arrive, and even then we won't be told the price. I am hoping that Hyypia identifies maybe one or two from the DS that can be considered cover players, perhaps Hyypia will see more of them during their time in Spain. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 5

9:46pm Sun 6 Jul 14

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

JeffLomer wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
ringtone wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Do the trolls and WUMs attend matches, I doubt it very much, and if they do, the matches don't feature Brighton. Why would a troll or a WUM, constantly take digs at a club they claim to support?
It is one thing to point out what you don't agree with regarding the performance, lineup or the recruiting policy, it is something very different to be always finding fault no matter what. At least us expats don't, 'claim,' to attend matches when in fact we are nowhere near the venue.
If it was left to the likes of you there would be no football club.

You would have swallowed everthing Acher and Bellotti said and would have found it a terribly positive experience.

BTW Ex-pat is an abbreviation of extremley patronising.
Patronising numbskulls is one of the few pleasures left during the close season, and for that I thank you so very much for being one. You're the best. No, seriously. Cheers.
Are you talking about,quoting your own posts.???
Jog on you clown you ain't got a clue about the Albion, you never post anything constructive you only belittle serious fans who love this club, go away you mug, you trying to put down gordongull or ex pat does not wash with us they talk sense you talk crap end off,
og on you clown you ain't got a clue about the Albion, you never post anything constructive you only belittle serious fans who love this club, go away you mug, you trying to put down gordongull or ex pat does not wash with us they talk sense you talk crap end off,

Will kinda reply as i agree the plot is going haywire.

Think you are replying to most of your own posts and seeing you are getting more thumbs down,give it a rest.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Do the trolls and WUMs attend matches, I doubt it very much, and if they do, the matches don't feature Brighton. Why would a troll or a WUM, constantly take digs at a club they claim to support? It is one thing to point out what you don't agree with regarding the performance, lineup or the recruiting policy, it is something very different to be always finding fault no matter what. At least us expats don't, 'claim,' to attend matches when in fact we are nowhere near the venue.[/p][/quote]If it was left to the likes of you there would be no football club. You would have swallowed everthing Acher and Bellotti said and would have found it a terribly positive experience. BTW Ex-pat is an abbreviation of extremley patronising.[/p][/quote]Patronising numbskulls is one of the few pleasures left during the close season, and for that I thank you so very much for being one. You're the best. No, seriously. Cheers.[/p][/quote]Are you talking about,quoting your own posts.???[/p][/quote]Jog on you clown you ain't got a clue about the Albion, you never post anything constructive you only belittle serious fans who love this club, go away you mug, you trying to put down gordongull or ex pat does not wash with us they talk sense you talk crap end off,[/p][/quote]og on you clown you ain't got a clue about the Albion, you never post anything constructive you only belittle serious fans who love this club, go away you mug, you trying to put down gordongull or ex pat does not wash with us they talk sense you talk crap end off, Will kinda reply as i agree the plot is going haywire. Think you are replying to most of your own posts and seeing you are getting more thumbs down,give it a rest. don't wanna do it like that
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9:55pm Sun 6 Jul 14

tug509 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
SeagullOverSelsey wrote:
AlanDuffy wrote:
So let's take the positives.....5 goals, clean sheet, Leo played, Macca scored, Lua Lua and Buckley managed 45 minutes without injury, the young lads all got a run-out and the manager was happy. Bring in 5-6 players in the next couple of weeks, a good pre-season in Spain and we're up and running. Looking forward to the new season.
Well said Alan-that's exactly what we all like to hear-positive comments instead of some of the negative cxxp from other posters!
Absolutely ,lets not face facts and bury our heads in the sand with a 5-0 at Lewes ,Sheff Wed will be watching with fear !.
Yes a good day out ,did our top striker score ? .
Look at our squad ,.....not the one you wish for ,.... we have some great lads ,but we will not scare anyone ,.......and we should ! ,.....when we have the lads in to make up the squad ,thats when i will think 5-0 at lowly Lewes is ok . UTA
Hi Tug.
I don't think there will ever be a time when the result of 5-0 at Lewes counts for anything, other than to give Hyppia a chance to see the lads play what was never meant to be a test. CMS and Buckley both got thru 45 minutes without any reported twinges, so that's good.

Players are coming Tug, if there is nothing else we know for sure, we at least know that players are coming. The debate over who, when and at what price is mute as we won't know until they arrive, and even then we won't be told the price.

I am hoping that Hyypia identifies maybe one or two from the DS that can be considered cover players, perhaps Hyypia will see more of them during their time in Spain.
Hello mate ,i am hoping we follow up on our failed bid for Sam Baldock ,we seem to give up very quickly with our bids , of course dont pay crazy amounts ,but if you read the BCFC sites ,they are surprised there hasn`t been more interest ,so lets make an offer that they will except ,before the big money clubs go knocking on the door and price us out !. UTA
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SeagullOverSelsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: So let's take the positives.....5 goals, clean sheet, Leo played, Macca scored, Lua Lua and Buckley managed 45 minutes without injury, the young lads all got a run-out and the manager was happy. Bring in 5-6 players in the next couple of weeks, a good pre-season in Spain and we're up and running. Looking forward to the new season.[/p][/quote]Well said Alan-that's exactly what we all like to hear-positive comments instead of some of the negative cxxp from other posters![/p][/quote]Absolutely ,lets not face facts and bury our heads in the sand with a 5-0 at Lewes ,Sheff Wed will be watching with fear !. Yes a good day out ,did our top striker score ? . Look at our squad ,.....not the one you wish for ,.... we have some great lads ,but we will not scare anyone ,.......and we should ! ,.....when we have the lads in to make up the squad ,thats when i will think 5-0 at lowly Lewes is ok . UTA[/p][/quote]Hi Tug. I don't think there will ever be a time when the result of 5-0 at Lewes counts for anything, other than to give Hyppia a chance to see the lads play what was never meant to be a test. CMS and Buckley both got thru 45 minutes without any reported twinges, so that's good. Players are coming Tug, if there is nothing else we know for sure, we at least know that players are coming. The debate over who, when and at what price is mute as we won't know until they arrive, and even then we won't be told the price. I am hoping that Hyypia identifies maybe one or two from the DS that can be considered cover players, perhaps Hyypia will see more of them during their time in Spain.[/p][/quote]Hello mate ,i am hoping we follow up on our failed bid for Sam Baldock ,we seem to give up very quickly with our bids , of course dont pay crazy amounts ,but if you read the BCFC sites ,they are surprised there hasn`t been more interest ,so lets make an offer that they will except ,before the big money clubs go knocking on the door and price us out !. UTA tug509
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