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Albion make unsuccessful bid for Robins striker Baldock

The Argus: Sam Baldock was made captain by Bristol City last season Sam Baldock was made captain by Bristol City last season

Albion have had a bid turned down for Bristol City striker Sam Baldock.

The Seagulls tabled an undisclosed offer for the former MK Dons and West Ham forward who was the top scorer in League One last season with 24.

Albion boss Sami Hyypia has identified Baldock, 25, as a target as he looks to add to the only two forwards currently at the club – Leo Ulloa and Craig Mackail-Smith.

City are keen to hang on to Baldock though who was made captain by boss Steve Cotterill last season and is an integral part of their ambition to win promotion back to the Championship.

Baldock has a year remaining on his contract but the Robins do not need to cash-in on their prize asset due to their backing by multi-millionaire businessman Steve Lansdown.

Lansdown rejected a bid of £6m from Leicester City for striker Nicky Maynard in 2011 and is expected to stand firm if Albion return with an improved offer in the coming days Baldock is also understood to be happy at Bristol and the recent signing of close friend Aaron Wilbraham means he is even less likely to want to leave Ashton Gate.

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12:44pm Mon 7 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

Have to say, we are one step ahead of this article.
Have to say, we are one step ahead of this article. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -4

12:48pm Mon 7 Jul 14

homewood says...

Shame but as unproven at championship level, 2 million is a reasonable bid.
Shame but as unproven at championship level, 2 million is a reasonable bid. homewood
  • Score: 4

1:02pm Mon 7 Jul 14

AlfieT says...

They have money, he's happy there, move on.
They have money, he's happy there, move on. AlfieT
  • Score: 15

1:29pm Mon 7 Jul 14

woodcroft says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Have to say, we are one step ahead of this article.
yet again the Argus is off he pace and this is almost copy from a Bristol Local.
Argus is clearly not popular in the inner circles at the AMEX?
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Have to say, we are one step ahead of this article.[/p][/quote]yet again the Argus is off he pace and this is almost copy from a Bristol Local. Argus is clearly not popular in the inner circles at the AMEX? woodcroft
  • Score: 10

1:32pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

My brother lives in Bristol and works with city and rovers supporters, from what I hear city are wealthier and more ambitious than us so it'll probably take 3.5-4 million at least to sign Bakdock, what is more, Maynard is a better player but they are a wealthy club with serious ambition and don't need to sell and if they do will simply go out and buy someone better. If we're serious about spending we should go all out for McCormack and blow Fulham out of the water.
My brother lives in Bristol and works with city and rovers supporters, from what I hear city are wealthier and more ambitious than us so it'll probably take 3.5-4 million at least to sign Bakdock, what is more, Maynard is a better player but they are a wealthy club with serious ambition and don't need to sell and if they do will simply go out and buy someone better. If we're serious about spending we should go all out for McCormack and blow Fulham out of the water. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -19

1:32pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Have to say, we are one step ahead of this article.
Which in itself is rehash of an article the Bristol Post published this morning....

Baldock is No 1 at BC, so he might not fancy spell of bench warming, anyway.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Have to say, we are one step ahead of this article.[/p][/quote]Which in itself is rehash of an article the Bristol Post published this morning.... Baldock is No 1 at BC, so he might not fancy spell of bench warming, anyway. Willie, Willie Irvine
  • Score: 1

1:34pm Mon 7 Jul 14

bbb1969 says...

They have money; player is not ambitious and wrong type of player for the club.
Ulloa would be released if money good enough and he is ambitous. The reason he stays is cos the money is not right. Looks like qe are poaching high class, young, league 1 players; not a bad strategy but is a gamble.
They have money; player is not ambitious and wrong type of player for the club. Ulloa would be released if money good enough and he is ambitous. The reason he stays is cos the money is not right. Looks like qe are poaching high class, young, league 1 players; not a bad strategy but is a gamble. bbb1969
  • Score: -10

1:37pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Cockwomble says...

baldockwomble
baldockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 6

1:53pm Mon 7 Jul 14

JeffLomer says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
My brother lives in Bristol and works with city and rovers supporters, from what I hear city are wealthier and more ambitious than us so it'll probably take 3.5-4 million at least to sign Bakdock, what is more, Maynard is a better player but they are a wealthy club with serious ambition and don't need to sell and if they do will simply go out and buy someone better. If we're serious about spending we should go all out for McCormack and blow Fulham out of the water.
What's your bid 354 million get a grip your right they are a wealthy club, I think 3 or 4 million might get him!!
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: My brother lives in Bristol and works with city and rovers supporters, from what I hear city are wealthier and more ambitious than us so it'll probably take 3.5-4 million at least to sign Bakdock, what is more, Maynard is a better player but they are a wealthy club with serious ambition and don't need to sell and if they do will simply go out and buy someone better. If we're serious about spending we should go all out for McCormack and blow Fulham out of the water.[/p][/quote]What's your bid 354 million get a grip your right they are a wealthy club, I think 3 or 4 million might get him!! JeffLomer
  • Score: -15

1:56pm Mon 7 Jul 14

tug509 says...

Just read 5 pages of comments on their main site ,pretty much tells us all we need to know about the prospect of signing him ,the 2 main things that stick out are ,the influence his agent will have on him ,and to a lesser degree his wife .
Just read 5 pages of comments on their main site ,pretty much tells us all we need to know about the prospect of signing him ,the 2 main things that stick out are ,the influence his agent will have on him ,and to a lesser degree his wife . tug509
  • Score: -1

2:23pm Mon 7 Jul 14

pjwilk says...

What a surprise.
What a surprise. pjwilk
  • Score: 1

2:30pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Realistically we need a few planks, one up front to head things down and in, and a few at the back to head things away, a fox in the box, a midfield general and a cat between the sticks plus a few cloggers. If we can get all these for 10 million then we are in business.
Realistically we need a few planks, one up front to head things down and in, and a few at the back to head things away, a fox in the box, a midfield general and a cat between the sticks plus a few cloggers. If we can get all these for 10 million then we are in business. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -19

2:47pm Mon 7 Jul 14

brianw52 says...

Looks like no one wants to join us!
Looks like no one wants to join us! brianw52
  • Score: 4

3:01pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Realistically we need a few planks, one up front to head things down and in, and a few at the back to head things away, a fox in the box, a midfield general and a cat between the sticks plus a few cloggers. If we can get all these for 10 million then we are in business.
We need a plank? Had you thought of offering your own services?

Does anyone else here remember Gordon Brittas? I'm sorry Mayfield but I can't help reading your posts in his voice!!
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Realistically we need a few planks, one up front to head things down and in, and a few at the back to head things away, a fox in the box, a midfield general and a cat between the sticks plus a few cloggers. If we can get all these for 10 million then we are in business.[/p][/quote]We need a plank? Had you thought of offering your own services? Does anyone else here remember Gordon Brittas? I'm sorry Mayfield but I can't help reading your posts in his voice!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 11

3:05pm Mon 7 Jul 14

AlfieT says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Realistically we need a few planks, one up front to head things down and in, and a few at the back to head things away, a fox in the box, a midfield general and a cat between the sticks plus a few cloggers. If we can get all these for 10 million then we are in business.
We need a plank? Had you thought of offering your own services?

Does anyone else here remember Gordon Brittas? I'm sorry Mayfield but I can't help reading your posts in his voice!!
Beat me to it SS.... Wonder if he's thick and short as well!
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Realistically we need a few planks, one up front to head things down and in, and a few at the back to head things away, a fox in the box, a midfield general and a cat between the sticks plus a few cloggers. If we can get all these for 10 million then we are in business.[/p][/quote]We need a plank? Had you thought of offering your own services? Does anyone else here remember Gordon Brittas? I'm sorry Mayfield but I can't help reading your posts in his voice!![/p][/quote]Beat me to it SS.... Wonder if he's thick and short as well! AlfieT
  • Score: -1

3:13pm Mon 7 Jul 14

heshootshescores says...

brianw52 wrote:
Looks like no one wants to join us!
Hope Sami Cheapier and the board have a Plan B in place if and when Leo flies the nest.

Sorry to be cynical but, right now, I'm bitterly disappointed with what has happened at the club in the last few months.

Even allowing for FFP, it appears as if the board is more concerned about budgets rather than building on the achievements of the past two seasons. This should be the season when we're challenging for automatic promotion but unless something dramatic happens during the next four weeks, I just can't see it.

We're four or five quality players short...and that's if Ulloa stays and Buckley can manage to play more than 20 games. Need three top signings (keeper, midfield schemer and striker) plus two long-term loans.
[quote][p][bold]brianw52[/bold] wrote: Looks like no one wants to join us![/p][/quote]Hope Sami Cheapier and the board have a Plan B in place if and when Leo flies the nest. Sorry to be cynical but, right now, I'm bitterly disappointed with what has happened at the club in the last few months. Even allowing for FFP, it appears as if the board is more concerned about budgets rather than building on the achievements of the past two seasons. This should be the season when we're challenging for automatic promotion but unless something dramatic happens during the next four weeks, I just can't see it. We're four or five quality players short...and that's if Ulloa stays and Buckley can manage to play more than 20 games. Need three top signings (keeper, midfield schemer and striker) plus two long-term loans. heshootshescores
  • Score: -2

3:15pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Cockwomble says...

heshootshescores wrote:
brianw52 wrote:
Looks like no one wants to join us!
Hope Sami Cheapier and the board have a Plan B in place if and when Leo flies the nest.

Sorry to be cynical but, right now, I'm bitterly disappointed with what has happened at the club in the last few months.

Even allowing for FFP, it appears as if the board is more concerned about budgets rather than building on the achievements of the past two seasons. This should be the season when we're challenging for automatic promotion but unless something dramatic happens during the next four weeks, I just can't see it.

We're four or five quality players short...and that's if Ulloa stays and Buckley can manage to play more than 20 games. Need three top signings (keeper, midfield schemer and striker) plus two long-term loans.
are you saying the board shouldnt be concerned about finance?want us to turn into another portsmouth do you?cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]heshootshescores[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brianw52[/bold] wrote: Looks like no one wants to join us![/p][/quote]Hope Sami Cheapier and the board have a Plan B in place if and when Leo flies the nest. Sorry to be cynical but, right now, I'm bitterly disappointed with what has happened at the club in the last few months. Even allowing for FFP, it appears as if the board is more concerned about budgets rather than building on the achievements of the past two seasons. This should be the season when we're challenging for automatic promotion but unless something dramatic happens during the next four weeks, I just can't see it. We're four or five quality players short...and that's if Ulloa stays and Buckley can manage to play more than 20 games. Need three top signings (keeper, midfield schemer and striker) plus two long-term loans.[/p][/quote]are you saying the board shouldnt be concerned about finance?want us to turn into another portsmouth do you?cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 6

3:37pm Mon 7 Jul 14

AlfieT says...

Cockwomble wrote:
heshootshescores wrote:
brianw52 wrote:
Looks like no one wants to join us!
Hope Sami Cheapier and the board have a Plan B in place if and when Leo flies the nest.

Sorry to be cynical but, right now, I'm bitterly disappointed with what has happened at the club in the last few months.

Even allowing for FFP, it appears as if the board is more concerned about budgets rather than building on the achievements of the past two seasons. This should be the season when we're challenging for automatic promotion but unless something dramatic happens during the next four weeks, I just can't see it.

We're four or five quality players short...and that's if Ulloa stays and Buckley can manage to play more than 20 games. Need three top signings (keeper, midfield schemer and striker) plus two long-term loans.
are you saying the board shouldnt be concerned about finance?want us to turn into another portsmouth do you?cockwomble
No he's clearly not saying that, just disappointed that we have yet to land a player in this transfer window. Probably fed up with the same headlines about who we have failed to sign, who we cannot afford to sign etc etc.
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]heshootshescores[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brianw52[/bold] wrote: Looks like no one wants to join us![/p][/quote]Hope Sami Cheapier and the board have a Plan B in place if and when Leo flies the nest. Sorry to be cynical but, right now, I'm bitterly disappointed with what has happened at the club in the last few months. Even allowing for FFP, it appears as if the board is more concerned about budgets rather than building on the achievements of the past two seasons. This should be the season when we're challenging for automatic promotion but unless something dramatic happens during the next four weeks, I just can't see it. We're four or five quality players short...and that's if Ulloa stays and Buckley can manage to play more than 20 games. Need three top signings (keeper, midfield schemer and striker) plus two long-term loans.[/p][/quote]are you saying the board shouldnt be concerned about finance?want us to turn into another portsmouth do you?cockwomble[/p][/quote]No he's clearly not saying that, just disappointed that we have yet to land a player in this transfer window. Probably fed up with the same headlines about who we have failed to sign, who we cannot afford to sign etc etc. AlfieT
  • Score: 7

3:37pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Neville says...

Another story about who is not joining the Albion.
Another story about who is not joining the Albion. Neville
  • Score: -11

3:49pm Mon 7 Jul 14

jose12 says...

have we signed lingard on loan?
have we signed lingard on loan? jose12
  • Score: -1

3:56pm Mon 7 Jul 14

AlfieT says...

Neville wrote:
Another story about who is not joining the Albion.
Hang on Nev, didn't you post recently that Leo was having a medical at Leicester ? What happened, or were you just making mischief you little monkey!
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: Another story about who is not joining the Albion.[/p][/quote]Hang on Nev, didn't you post recently that Leo was having a medical at Leicester ? What happened, or were you just making mischief you little monkey! AlfieT
  • Score: 11

3:57pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Neville says...

Cockwomble
Yes of course the board should be concerned about finances,but there needs to be a sensible balance.Fans pay the highest season tkt prices in the Championship and unless there is some money spent on some quality players then season tkt sales will drop significantly come renewal time and fans will pick and choose their matches.
Little point in having top class stadia and academy if the team cannot achieve success because of lack of investment.
Last seasons sale money was not spent and it seems sponsorship and naming rights money is being used to facilitate FFP above all else.
With the current non existent comms from the club fans are being alienated and treated as can cows I fear,this situation will come to a head eventually.
Cockwomble Yes of course the board should be concerned about finances,but there needs to be a sensible balance.Fans pay the highest season tkt prices in the Championship and unless there is some money spent on some quality players then season tkt sales will drop significantly come renewal time and fans will pick and choose their matches. Little point in having top class stadia and academy if the team cannot achieve success because of lack of investment. Last seasons sale money was not spent and it seems sponsorship and naming rights money is being used to facilitate FFP above all else. With the current non existent comms from the club fans are being alienated and treated as can cows I fear,this situation will come to a head eventually. Neville
  • Score: -15

4:08pm Mon 7 Jul 14

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

Cockwomble wrote:
heshootshescores wrote:
brianw52 wrote:
Looks like no one wants to join us!
Hope Sami Cheapier and the board have a Plan B in place if and when Leo flies the nest.

Sorry to be cynical but, right now, I'm bitterly disappointed with what has happened at the club in the last few months.

Even allowing for FFP, it appears as if the board is more concerned about budgets rather than building on the achievements of the past two seasons. This should be the season when we're challenging for automatic promotion but unless something dramatic happens during the next four weeks, I just can't see it.

We're four or five quality players short...and that's if Ulloa stays and Buckley can manage to play more than 20 games. Need three top signings (keeper, midfield schemer and striker) plus two long-term loans.
are you saying the board shouldnt be concerned about finance?want us to turn into another portsmouth do you?cockwomble
The board should be concerned very concerned, i don't get it going more in the red with everything going on (good sponsors extra's eg how much did albion get for rod stewart concert).

To get where portsmouth went are is suicide no way Albion would do that.

Regarding the Bristol lad,i know it was rovers but we did get kuipers and zamora,and thet don't wanna do it like that anymore now its big cash.
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]heshootshescores[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brianw52[/bold] wrote: Looks like no one wants to join us![/p][/quote]Hope Sami Cheapier and the board have a Plan B in place if and when Leo flies the nest. Sorry to be cynical but, right now, I'm bitterly disappointed with what has happened at the club in the last few months. Even allowing for FFP, it appears as if the board is more concerned about budgets rather than building on the achievements of the past two seasons. This should be the season when we're challenging for automatic promotion but unless something dramatic happens during the next four weeks, I just can't see it. We're four or five quality players short...and that's if Ulloa stays and Buckley can manage to play more than 20 games. Need three top signings (keeper, midfield schemer and striker) plus two long-term loans.[/p][/quote]are you saying the board shouldnt be concerned about finance?want us to turn into another portsmouth do you?cockwomble[/p][/quote]The board should be concerned very concerned, i don't get it going more in the red with everything going on (good sponsors extra's eg how much did albion get for rod stewart concert). To get where portsmouth went are is suicide no way Albion would do that. Regarding the Bristol lad,i know it was rovers but we did get kuipers and zamora,and thet don't wanna do it like that anymore now its big cash. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 6

4:09pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Neville says...

Bournemouth just signed Callun Wilson,everyone is stealing a march on us,catch up time once again.
Bournemouth just signed Callun Wilson,everyone is stealing a march on us,catch up time once again. Neville
  • Score: -17

4:19pm Mon 7 Jul 14

daveyboy35 says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
My brother lives in Bristol and works with city and rovers supporters, from what I hear city are wealthier and more ambitious than us so it'll probably take 3.5-4 million at least to sign Bakdock, what is more, Maynard is a better player but they are a wealthy club with serious ambition and don't need to sell and if they do will simply go out and buy someone better. If we're serious about spending we should go all out for McCormack and blow Fulham out of the water.
What's your bid 354 million get a grip your right they are a wealthy club, I think 3 or 4 million might get him!!
U need to learn to read!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: My brother lives in Bristol and works with city and rovers supporters, from what I hear city are wealthier and more ambitious than us so it'll probably take 3.5-4 million at least to sign Bakdock, what is more, Maynard is a better player but they are a wealthy club with serious ambition and don't need to sell and if they do will simply go out and buy someone better. If we're serious about spending we should go all out for McCormack and blow Fulham out of the water.[/p][/quote]What's your bid 354 million get a grip your right they are a wealthy club, I think 3 or 4 million might get him!![/p][/quote]U need to learn to read!!!!! daveyboy35
  • Score: 7

4:23pm Mon 7 Jul 14

heshootshescores says...

Little point in having top class stadia and academy if the team cannot achieve success because of lack of investment.

Couldn't agree more. Our lack of ambition was highlighted last season when we failed to agree terms with Grabban who, in the space of six months, turned into a three million pound striker.

Now even League One players aren't interested in joining us.

The fans have never been more Premier League ready. Sadly, those who run the club are not.
Little point in having top class stadia and academy if the team cannot achieve success because of lack of investment. Couldn't agree more. Our lack of ambition was highlighted last season when we failed to agree terms with Grabban who, in the space of six months, turned into a three million pound striker. Now even League One players aren't interested in joining us. The fans have never been more Premier League ready. Sadly, those who run the club are not. heshootshescores
  • Score: 1

4:27pm Mon 7 Jul 14

mikeygit says...

AS a certain Gus Poyet used to say when we could not get players `Its not eeezzy`!
AS a certain Gus Poyet used to say when we could not get players `Its not eeezzy`! mikeygit
  • Score: 8

4:32pm Mon 7 Jul 14

DuncanThickett says...

Slightly off topic - but on the Daily Mail website, they mention a foreign striker that we're after, whicg would be Sami's 3rd signing. They say the second was Jesse Lingard - have i missed something?
Slightly off topic - but on the Daily Mail website, they mention a foreign striker that we're after, whicg would be Sami's 3rd signing. They say the second was Jesse Lingard - have i missed something? DuncanThickett
  • Score: 2

4:39pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Cockwomble says...

DuncanThickett wrote:
Slightly off topic - but on the Daily Mail website, they mention a foreign striker that we're after, whicg would be Sami's 3rd signing. They say the second was Jesse Lingard - have i missed something?
they reckon toko was first but describe him as a striker and jesse second.daily mail is written by cockwombles and read by them too.cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]DuncanThickett[/bold] wrote: Slightly off topic - but on the Daily Mail website, they mention a foreign striker that we're after, whicg would be Sami's 3rd signing. They say the second was Jesse Lingard - have i missed something?[/p][/quote]they reckon toko was first but describe him as a striker and jesse second.daily mail is written by cockwombles and read by them too.cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 6

5:08pm Mon 7 Jul 14

daughter-of-manag says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Realistically we need a few planks, one up front to head things down and in, and a few at the back to head things away, a fox in the box, a midfield general and a cat between the sticks plus a few cloggers. If we can get all these for 10 million then we are in business.
We need a plank? Had you thought of offering your own services?

Does anyone else here remember Gordon Brittas? I'm sorry Mayfield but I can't help reading your posts in his voice!!
Ha ha I agree with the plank. The more he posts the more he gives away who he was in a former posting life on this site.
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Realistically we need a few planks, one up front to head things down and in, and a few at the back to head things away, a fox in the box, a midfield general and a cat between the sticks plus a few cloggers. If we can get all these for 10 million then we are in business.[/p][/quote]We need a plank? Had you thought of offering your own services? Does anyone else here remember Gordon Brittas? I'm sorry Mayfield but I can't help reading your posts in his voice!![/p][/quote]Ha ha I agree with the plank. The more he posts the more he gives away who he was in a former posting life on this site. daughter-of-manag
  • Score: -6

5:17pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Far gull says...

Ref signings . some could be done but in the case of Jesse Lingarrd for example and even dare i say Zaha (loan maybe) such deals won't be done until Van Gaal back from Brazil. That the Albion have not made any 'BIG' signings i see as a positive ,lots of time yet. only small 'fry' will be signed early.
Sami wants to play fast counter attacking football ,does Leo fit this ,maybe he goes and the money used to entice a big loanee such as Zaha?? ( who is better suited to this type of play,as we know to our cost!!)
bottom line no rush yet. imho
Ref signings . some could be done but in the case of Jesse Lingarrd for example and even dare i say Zaha (loan maybe) such deals won't be done until Van Gaal back from Brazil. That the Albion have not made any 'BIG' signings i see as a positive ,lots of time yet. only small 'fry' will be signed early. Sami wants to play fast counter attacking football ,does Leo fit this ,maybe he goes and the money used to entice a big loanee such as Zaha?? ( who is better suited to this type of play,as we know to our cost!!) bottom line no rush yet. imho Far gull
  • Score: 7

5:31pm Mon 7 Jul 14

JeffLomer says...

daveyboy35 wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
My brother lives in Bristol and works with city and rovers supporters, from what I hear city are wealthier and more ambitious than us so it'll probably take 3.5-4 million at least to sign Bakdock, what is more, Maynard is a better player but they are a wealthy club with serious ambition and don't need to sell and if they do will simply go out and buy someone better. If we're serious about spending we should go all out for McCormack and blow Fulham out of the water.
What's your bid 354 million get a grip your right they are a wealthy club, I think 3 or 4 million might get him!!
U need to learn to read!!!!!
It was a joke Dave,
[quote][p][bold]daveyboy35[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: My brother lives in Bristol and works with city and rovers supporters, from what I hear city are wealthier and more ambitious than us so it'll probably take 3.5-4 million at least to sign Bakdock, what is more, Maynard is a better player but they are a wealthy club with serious ambition and don't need to sell and if they do will simply go out and buy someone better. If we're serious about spending we should go all out for McCormack and blow Fulham out of the water.[/p][/quote]What's your bid 354 million get a grip your right they are a wealthy club, I think 3 or 4 million might get him!![/p][/quote]U need to learn to read!!!!![/p][/quote]It was a joke Dave, JeffLomer
  • Score: -5

5:59pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
heshootshescores wrote:
brianw52 wrote:
Looks like no one wants to join us!
Hope Sami Cheapier and the board have a Plan B in place if and when Leo flies the nest.

Sorry to be cynical but, right now, I'm bitterly disappointed with what has happened at the club in the last few months.

Even allowing for FFP, it appears as if the board is more concerned about budgets rather than building on the achievements of the past two seasons. This should be the season when we're challenging for automatic promotion but unless something dramatic happens during the next four weeks, I just can't see it.

We're four or five quality players short...and that's if Ulloa stays and Buckley can manage to play more than 20 games. Need three top signings (keeper, midfield schemer and striker) plus two long-term loans.
are you saying the board shouldnt be concerned about finance?want us to turn into another portsmouth do you?cockwomble
The board should be concerned very concerned, i don't get it going more in the red with everything going on (good sponsors extra's eg how much did albion get for rod stewart concert).

To get where portsmouth went are is suicide no way Albion would do that.

Regarding the Bristol lad,i know it was rovers but we did get kuipers and zamora,and thet don't wanna do it like that anymore now its big cash.
We also got Will Hoskins from Rovers and he turned out to be a disaster.
Not his fault however because he picked up 2 nasty injuries.
Still a class player and unless there is something we don't know re his injuries, he is still worth a punt on a pay as you play basis to prove his fitness. And then who knows? UTA
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]heshootshescores[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brianw52[/bold] wrote: Looks like no one wants to join us![/p][/quote]Hope Sami Cheapier and the board have a Plan B in place if and when Leo flies the nest. Sorry to be cynical but, right now, I'm bitterly disappointed with what has happened at the club in the last few months. Even allowing for FFP, it appears as if the board is more concerned about budgets rather than building on the achievements of the past two seasons. This should be the season when we're challenging for automatic promotion but unless something dramatic happens during the next four weeks, I just can't see it. We're four or five quality players short...and that's if Ulloa stays and Buckley can manage to play more than 20 games. Need three top signings (keeper, midfield schemer and striker) plus two long-term loans.[/p][/quote]are you saying the board shouldnt be concerned about finance?want us to turn into another portsmouth do you?cockwomble[/p][/quote]The board should be concerned very concerned, i don't get it going more in the red with everything going on (good sponsors extra's eg how much did albion get for rod stewart concert). To get where portsmouth went are is suicide no way Albion would do that. Regarding the Bristol lad,i know it was rovers but we did get kuipers and zamora,and thet don't wanna do it like that anymore now its big cash.[/p][/quote]We also got Will Hoskins from Rovers and he turned out to be a disaster. Not his fault however because he picked up 2 nasty injuries. Still a class player and unless there is something we don't know re his injuries, he is still worth a punt on a pay as you play basis to prove his fitness. And then who knows? UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 1

6:13pm Mon 7 Jul 14

gordongull says...

JeffLomer wrote:
daveyboy35 wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
My brother lives in Bristol and works with city and rovers supporters, from what I hear city are wealthier and more ambitious than us so it'll probably take 3.5-4 million at least to sign Bakdock, what is more, Maynard is a better player but they are a wealthy club with serious ambition and don't need to sell and if they do will simply go out and buy someone better. If we're serious about spending we should go all out for McCormack and blow Fulham out of the water.
What's your bid 354 million get a grip your right they are a wealthy club, I think 3 or 4 million might get him!!
U need to learn to read!!!!!
It was a joke Dave,
You need to signpost them, Jeff, with a few 'lols' or :-)'s, otherwise most people will take your comment as its exact literal meaning.
I've been trying irony and deadpan humour for years, and I believe it goes right past the majority of readers.
Btw, haha, and don't let it put you off!
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daveyboy35[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: My brother lives in Bristol and works with city and rovers supporters, from what I hear city are wealthier and more ambitious than us so it'll probably take 3.5-4 million at least to sign Bakdock, what is more, Maynard is a better player but they are a wealthy club with serious ambition and don't need to sell and if they do will simply go out and buy someone better. If we're serious about spending we should go all out for McCormack and blow Fulham out of the water.[/p][/quote]What's your bid 354 million get a grip your right they are a wealthy club, I think 3 or 4 million might get him!![/p][/quote]U need to learn to read!!!!![/p][/quote]It was a joke Dave,[/p][/quote]You need to signpost them, Jeff, with a few 'lols' or :-)'s, otherwise most people will take your comment as its exact literal meaning. I've been trying irony and deadpan humour for years, and I believe it goes right past the majority of readers. Btw, haha, and don't let it put you off! gordongull
  • Score: 0

6:14pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Anyone seen MBTS recently? He's gone very quiet since gloating how right he was about Ulloa's sale, to who and at what price!

I do hope he doesn't 'bring up' the humble pie again ;-)

UTA!!
Anyone seen MBTS recently? He's gone very quiet since gloating how right he was about Ulloa's sale, to who and at what price! I do hope he doesn't 'bring up' the humble pie again ;-) UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: -4

6:15pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Sorry just seen the story about him going to Barnsley.
If anyone can get the best out of him, then Danny Wilson can.
Good luck Will, hunting for goals. UTA
Sorry just seen the story about him going to Barnsley. If anyone can get the best out of him, then Danny Wilson can. Good luck Will, hunting for goals. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 4

6:18pm Mon 7 Jul 14

hannover seagull says...

Leicester had three bids for Leo turned down,does that make them a team without ambition?
The terms were not right and the same goes for the above
Some of you should go and sit in a deckchair enjoy the summer and stop sniping at the the club you apparently support
UTA..
Leicester had three bids for Leo turned down,does that make them a team without ambition? The terms were not right and the same goes for the above Some of you should go and sit in a deckchair enjoy the summer and stop sniping at the the club you apparently support UTA.. hannover seagull
  • Score: 1

6:29pm Mon 7 Jul 14

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

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
heshootshescores wrote:
brianw52 wrote:
Looks like no one wants to join us!
Hope Sami Cheapier and the board have a Plan B in place if and when Leo flies the nest.

Sorry to be cynical but, right now, I'm bitterly disappointed with what has happened at the club in the last few months.

Even allowing for FFP, it appears as if the board is more concerned about budgets rather than building on the achievements of the past two seasons. This should be the season when we're challenging for automatic promotion but unless something dramatic happens during the next four weeks, I just can't see it.

We're four or five quality players short...and that's if Ulloa stays and Buckley can manage to play more than 20 games. Need three top signings (keeper, midfield schemer and striker) plus two long-term loans.
are you saying the board shouldnt be concerned about finance?want us to turn into another portsmouth do you?cockwomble
The board should be concerned very concerned, i don't get it going more in the red with everything going on (good sponsors extra's eg how much did albion get for rod stewart concert).

To get where portsmouth went are is suicide no way Albion would do that.

Regarding the Bristol lad,i know it was rovers but we did get kuipers and zamora,and thet don't wanna do it like that anymore now its big cash.
We also got Will Hoskins from Rovers and he turned out to be a disaster.
Not his fault however because he picked up 2 nasty injuries.
Still a class player and unless there is something we don't know re his injuries, he is still worth a punt on a pay as you play basis to prove his fitness. And then who knows? UTA
Agree.

two out of three ain't bad-Meatloaf.

and they were great.
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]heshootshescores[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brianw52[/bold] wrote: Looks like no one wants to join us![/p][/quote]Hope Sami Cheapier and the board have a Plan B in place if and when Leo flies the nest. Sorry to be cynical but, right now, I'm bitterly disappointed with what has happened at the club in the last few months. Even allowing for FFP, it appears as if the board is more concerned about budgets rather than building on the achievements of the past two seasons. This should be the season when we're challenging for automatic promotion but unless something dramatic happens during the next four weeks, I just can't see it. We're four or five quality players short...and that's if Ulloa stays and Buckley can manage to play more than 20 games. Need three top signings (keeper, midfield schemer and striker) plus two long-term loans.[/p][/quote]are you saying the board shouldnt be concerned about finance?want us to turn into another portsmouth do you?cockwomble[/p][/quote]The board should be concerned very concerned, i don't get it going more in the red with everything going on (good sponsors extra's eg how much did albion get for rod stewart concert). To get where portsmouth went are is suicide no way Albion would do that. Regarding the Bristol lad,i know it was rovers but we did get kuipers and zamora,and thet don't wanna do it like that anymore now its big cash.[/p][/quote]We also got Will Hoskins from Rovers and he turned out to be a disaster. Not his fault however because he picked up 2 nasty injuries. Still a class player and unless there is something we don't know re his injuries, he is still worth a punt on a pay as you play basis to prove his fitness. And then who knows? UTA[/p][/quote]Agree. two out of three ain't bad-Meatloaf. and they were great. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 5

6:31pm Mon 7 Jul 14

graham w says...

I know we re all getting edgy, we still have a month before season starts, i think the time to be getting upset is half way into season, when not a lot of results have gone our way, thats when its time to vocal, and if we dont get promo, or have a good showing in the playoffs, you will see 1000s of people drop away, so called fans are very very fickle, you see the club has a very fine line to tread.. but it will pay the consequnces, if it doesnt invest in players.. UTA.. MARK MY WORDS,,
I know we re all getting edgy, we still have a month before season starts, i think the time to be getting upset is half way into season, when not a lot of results have gone our way, thats when its time to vocal, and if we dont get promo, or have a good showing in the playoffs, you will see 1000s of people drop away, so called fans are very very fickle, you see the club has a very fine line to tread.. but it will pay the consequnces, if it doesnt invest in players.. UTA.. MARK MY WORDS,, graham w
  • Score: -2

6:32pm Mon 7 Jul 14

gordongull says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
heshootshescores wrote:
brianw52 wrote:
Looks like no one wants to join us!
Hope Sami Cheapier and the board have a Plan B in place if and when Leo flies the nest.

Sorry to be cynical but, right now, I'm bitterly disappointed with what has happened at the club in the last few months.

Even allowing for FFP, it appears as if the board is more concerned about budgets rather than building on the achievements of the past two seasons. This should be the season when we're challenging for automatic promotion but unless something dramatic happens during the next four weeks, I just can't see it.

We're four or five quality players short...and that's if Ulloa stays and Buckley can manage to play more than 20 games. Need three top signings (keeper, midfield schemer and striker) plus two long-term loans.
are you saying the board shouldnt be concerned about finance?want us to turn into another portsmouth do you?cockwomble
The board should be concerned very concerned, i don't get it going more in the red with everything going on (good sponsors extra's eg how much did albion get for rod stewart concert).

To get where portsmouth went are is suicide no way Albion would do that.

Regarding the Bristol lad,i know it was rovers but we did get kuipers and zamora,and thet don't wanna do it like that anymore now its big cash.
We also got Will Hoskins from Rovers and he turned out to be a disaster.
Not his fault however because he picked up 2 nasty injuries.
Still a class player and unless there is something we don't know re his injuries, he is still worth a punt on a pay as you play basis to prove his fitness. And then who knows? UTA
If we take this to its extreme, Joel'sGrandad, we could sign 25 crocks on a pay-as-you-play basis, and while we would no doubt save a fortune on wages, what happens when they all break down at once?
A player who is very likely to spend a large part of the season on the treatment table is taking up a squad place that could go to a someone who is likely to play some actual football.
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]heshootshescores[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brianw52[/bold] wrote: Looks like no one wants to join us![/p][/quote]Hope Sami Cheapier and the board have a Plan B in place if and when Leo flies the nest. Sorry to be cynical but, right now, I'm bitterly disappointed with what has happened at the club in the last few months. Even allowing for FFP, it appears as if the board is more concerned about budgets rather than building on the achievements of the past two seasons. This should be the season when we're challenging for automatic promotion but unless something dramatic happens during the next four weeks, I just can't see it. We're four or five quality players short...and that's if Ulloa stays and Buckley can manage to play more than 20 games. Need three top signings (keeper, midfield schemer and striker) plus two long-term loans.[/p][/quote]are you saying the board shouldnt be concerned about finance?want us to turn into another portsmouth do you?cockwomble[/p][/quote]The board should be concerned very concerned, i don't get it going more in the red with everything going on (good sponsors extra's eg how much did albion get for rod stewart concert). To get where portsmouth went are is suicide no way Albion would do that. Regarding the Bristol lad,i know it was rovers but we did get kuipers and zamora,and thet don't wanna do it like that anymore now its big cash.[/p][/quote]We also got Will Hoskins from Rovers and he turned out to be a disaster. Not his fault however because he picked up 2 nasty injuries. Still a class player and unless there is something we don't know re his injuries, he is still worth a punt on a pay as you play basis to prove his fitness. And then who knows? UTA[/p][/quote]If we take this to its extreme, Joel'sGrandad, we could sign 25 crocks on a pay-as-you-play basis, and while we would no doubt save a fortune on wages, what happens when they all break down at once? A player who is very likely to spend a large part of the season on the treatment table is taking up a squad place that could go to a someone who is likely to play some actual football. gordongull
  • Score: 0

6:32pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Beale32 says...

Just read a rumour Sunderland are after CMS. As i say a rumour.
Just read a rumour Sunderland are after CMS. As i say a rumour. Beale32
  • Score: -2

6:36pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Beale32 says...

Another rumour is we are interested in Manuel Onwu Villafrance. Be is a striker
Another rumour is we are interested in Manuel Onwu Villafrance. Be is a striker Beale32
  • Score: -3

6:37pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Beale32 says...

Beale32 wrote:
Another rumour is we are interested in Manuel Onwu Villafrance. Be is a striker
Stupid phone. He is not be is.
[quote][p][bold]Beale32[/bold] wrote: Another rumour is we are interested in Manuel Onwu Villafrance. Be is a striker[/p][/quote]Stupid phone. He is not be is. Beale32
  • Score: -2

6:38pm Mon 7 Jul 14

arc12 says...

One wonders whether they might rely on Shamir Fenelon as a back up striker now. In a way it makes sense - we only play 1 striker so if Ulloa stays it will be him with CMS on the bench and Fenelon as back up. It seems the squad is flying out on Wednesday in very small numbers. I'm seriously starting to think though that financially things are a lot worse behind the scenes than any of us realise. We may just have to accept it and hope a few of the kids come through this season.
One wonders whether they might rely on Shamir Fenelon as a back up striker now. In a way it makes sense - we only play 1 striker so if Ulloa stays it will be him with CMS on the bench and Fenelon as back up. It seems the squad is flying out on Wednesday in very small numbers. I'm seriously starting to think though that financially things are a lot worse behind the scenes than any of us realise. We may just have to accept it and hope a few of the kids come through this season. arc12
  • Score: 4

6:53pm Mon 7 Jul 14

gordongull says...

Bristol City's Captain, and leading scorer in Division 1 is not going to come here to sit on the bench. His arrival would clear the way for Ulloa to move on, making his fee available for buying the players needed to complete the squad.
Bristol City's Captain, and leading scorer in Division 1 is not going to come here to sit on the bench. His arrival would clear the way for Ulloa to move on, making his fee available for buying the players needed to complete the squad. gordongull
  • Score: 2

7:10pm Mon 7 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

Bristol City don't want to sell, don't need to sell and would only sell if stupid money was offered, I don't think we are in the stupid offers business, and the lad might not want to come to us anyway. We made a bid and it was declined, move on to the next target.

I am still convinced that the prem clubs will be looking to place players on loan, we need about 6 so if we can borrow 2 or 3, even tho I don't like borrowing, we might have to wait for a few weeks yet. That said, I would prefer it if we can get our back five sorted quickly.
Bristol City don't want to sell, don't need to sell and would only sell if stupid money was offered, I don't think we are in the stupid offers business, and the lad might not want to come to us anyway. We made a bid and it was declined, move on to the next target. I am still convinced that the prem clubs will be looking to place players on loan, we need about 6 so if we can borrow 2 or 3, even tho I don't like borrowing, we might have to wait for a few weeks yet. That said, I would prefer it if we can get our back five sorted quickly. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -2

7:15pm Mon 7 Jul 14

gordongull says...

I might not be Flavour of the Month, and that must be why I am attracting thumbs-down for my 'crocks' post. It does seem a little pragmatic, heartless even, but the Club is not a charity. Injured players under contract are perfectly entitled to their full wages, and the relevant medical support, but in the current financial climate, we should not be touching players who have a suspect medical track-record with a barge pole.
Meanwhile, I hope that the players under contract who are currently on the injured list make a full and speedy recovery, because their contribution will be vital over the coming months.
I might not be Flavour of the Month, and that must be why I am attracting thumbs-down for my 'crocks' post. It does seem a little pragmatic, heartless even, but the Club is not a charity. Injured players under contract are perfectly entitled to their full wages, and the relevant medical support, but in the current financial climate, we should not be touching players who have a suspect medical track-record with a barge pole. Meanwhile, I hope that the players under contract who are currently on the injured list make a full and speedy recovery, because their contribution will be vital over the coming months. gordongull
  • Score: 6

7:18pm Mon 7 Jul 14

thetungsten says...

Sheffield Wednesday are set to sign goalkeeper Keiren Westwood on a free transfer following his release from Sunderland last week!

So they can afford his wages- and we couldn't! Difficult to get your head around that one!
Sheffield Wednesday are set to sign goalkeeper Keiren Westwood on a free transfer following his release from Sunderland last week! So they can afford his wages- and we couldn't! Difficult to get your head around that one! thetungsten
  • Score: 5

7:20pm Mon 7 Jul 14

brianw52 says...

Cockwomble wrote:
heshootshescores wrote:
brianw52 wrote:
Looks like no one wants to join us!
Hope Sami Cheapier and the board have a Plan B in place if and when Leo flies the nest.

Sorry to be cynical but, right now, I'm bitterly disappointed with what has happened at the club in the last few months.

Even allowing for FFP, it appears as if the board is more concerned about budgets rather than building on the achievements of the past two seasons. This should be the season when we're challenging for automatic promotion but unless something dramatic happens during the next four weeks, I just can't see it.

We're four or five quality players short...and that's if Ulloa stays and Buckley can manage to play more than 20 games. Need three top signings (keeper, midfield schemer and striker) plus two long-term loans.
are you saying the board shouldnt be concerned about finance?want us to turn into another portsmouth do you?cockwomble
Buckley 20 games!!! Someone is optimistic!
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]heshootshescores[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brianw52[/bold] wrote: Looks like no one wants to join us![/p][/quote]Hope Sami Cheapier and the board have a Plan B in place if and when Leo flies the nest. Sorry to be cynical but, right now, I'm bitterly disappointed with what has happened at the club in the last few months. Even allowing for FFP, it appears as if the board is more concerned about budgets rather than building on the achievements of the past two seasons. This should be the season when we're challenging for automatic promotion but unless something dramatic happens during the next four weeks, I just can't see it. We're four or five quality players short...and that's if Ulloa stays and Buckley can manage to play more than 20 games. Need three top signings (keeper, midfield schemer and striker) plus two long-term loans.[/p][/quote]are you saying the board shouldnt be concerned about finance?want us to turn into another portsmouth do you?cockwomble[/p][/quote]Buckley 20 games!!! Someone is optimistic! brianw52
  • Score: 3

7:24pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Cockwomble says...

thetungsten wrote:
Sheffield Wednesday are set to sign goalkeeper Keiren Westwood on a free transfer following his release from Sunderland last week!

So they can afford his wages- and we couldn't! Difficult to get your head around that one!
no it really isnt.cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]thetungsten[/bold] wrote: Sheffield Wednesday are set to sign goalkeeper Keiren Westwood on a free transfer following his release from Sunderland last week! So they can afford his wages- and we couldn't! Difficult to get your head around that one![/p][/quote]no it really isnt.cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 6

7:31pm Mon 7 Jul 14

pte says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Realistically we need a few planks, one up front to head things down and in, and a few at the back to head things away, a fox in the box, a midfield general and a cat between the sticks plus a few cloggers. If we can get all these for 10 million then we are in business.
We need a plank? Had you thought of offering your own services?

Does anyone else here remember Gordon Brittas? I'm sorry Mayfield but I can't help reading your posts in his voice!!
No good as a plank as he's suffering from wood rot
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Realistically we need a few planks, one up front to head things down and in, and a few at the back to head things away, a fox in the box, a midfield general and a cat between the sticks plus a few cloggers. If we can get all these for 10 million then we are in business.[/p][/quote]We need a plank? Had you thought of offering your own services? Does anyone else here remember Gordon Brittas? I'm sorry Mayfield but I can't help reading your posts in his voice!![/p][/quote]No good as a plank as he's suffering from wood rot pte
  • Score: -3

7:33pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Conelli98 says...

Were dooooooooomed!
Were dooooooooomed! Conelli98
  • Score: 2

7:36pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Clean Sheet says...

gordongull wrote:
Bristol City's Captain, and leading scorer in Division 1 is not going to come here to sit on the bench. His arrival would clear the way for Ulloa to move on, making his fee available for buying the players needed to complete the squad.
My Worzley contacts from Brizzle tell me that Baldock is a slight and nippy striker, much in the CMS mould. He did nothing at West Ham, and nothing for Brizzle City in the Champ. We might be better off without him!
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: Bristol City's Captain, and leading scorer in Division 1 is not going to come here to sit on the bench. His arrival would clear the way for Ulloa to move on, making his fee available for buying the players needed to complete the squad.[/p][/quote]My Worzley contacts from Brizzle tell me that Baldock is a slight and nippy striker, much in the CMS mould. He did nothing at West Ham, and nothing for Brizzle City in the Champ. We might be better off without him! Clean Sheet
  • Score: 4

7:55pm Mon 7 Jul 14

ringtone says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Bristol City don't want to sell, don't need to sell and would only sell if stupid money was offered, I don't think we are in the stupid offers business, and the lad might not want to come to us anyway. We made a bid and it was declined, move on to the next target.

I am still convinced that the prem clubs will be looking to place players on loan, we need about 6 so if we can borrow 2 or 3, even tho I don't like borrowing, we might have to wait for a few weeks yet. That said, I would prefer it if we can get our back five sorted quickly.
Why would he not want to come here?

We have one of the best stadiums in europe, a new training facility to die for, the best fans in the world, an owner with blue and white blood coarsing through his veins and Paul Barber.

Its great fun being positive.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Bristol City don't want to sell, don't need to sell and would only sell if stupid money was offered, I don't think we are in the stupid offers business, and the lad might not want to come to us anyway. We made a bid and it was declined, move on to the next target. I am still convinced that the prem clubs will be looking to place players on loan, we need about 6 so if we can borrow 2 or 3, even tho I don't like borrowing, we might have to wait for a few weeks yet. That said, I would prefer it if we can get our back five sorted quickly.[/p][/quote]Why would he not want to come here? We have one of the best stadiums in europe, a new training facility to die for, the best fans in the world, an owner with blue and white blood coarsing through his veins and Paul Barber. Its great fun being positive. ringtone
  • Score: 18

7:59pm Mon 7 Jul 14

JeffLomer says...

gordongull wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
daveyboy35 wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
My brother lives in Bristol and works with city and rovers supporters, from what I hear city are wealthier and more ambitious than us so it'll probably take 3.5-4 million at least to sign Bakdock, what is more, Maynard is a better player but they are a wealthy club with serious ambition and don't need to sell and if they do will simply go out and buy someone better. If we're serious about spending we should go all out for McCormack and blow Fulham out of the water.
What's your bid 354 million get a grip your right they are a wealthy club, I think 3 or 4 million might get him!!
U need to learn to read!!!!!
It was a joke Dave,
You need to signpost them, Jeff, with a few 'lols' or :-)'s, otherwise most people will take your comment as its exact literal meaning.
I've been trying irony and deadpan humour for years, and I believe it goes right past the majority of readers.
Btw, haha, and don't let it put you off!
Cheers Gordon I will remember that, as not many on here have a sense off humour,
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daveyboy35[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: My brother lives in Bristol and works with city and rovers supporters, from what I hear city are wealthier and more ambitious than us so it'll probably take 3.5-4 million at least to sign Bakdock, what is more, Maynard is a better player but they are a wealthy club with serious ambition and don't need to sell and if they do will simply go out and buy someone better. If we're serious about spending we should go all out for McCormack and blow Fulham out of the water.[/p][/quote]What's your bid 354 million get a grip your right they are a wealthy club, I think 3 or 4 million might get him!![/p][/quote]U need to learn to read!!!!![/p][/quote]It was a joke Dave,[/p][/quote]You need to signpost them, Jeff, with a few 'lols' or :-)'s, otherwise most people will take your comment as its exact literal meaning. I've been trying irony and deadpan humour for years, and I believe it goes right past the majority of readers. Btw, haha, and don't let it put you off![/p][/quote]Cheers Gordon I will remember that, as not many on here have a sense off humour, JeffLomer
  • Score: 2

8:03pm Mon 7 Jul 14

starlion says...

Reading that Wilson Palacios is set to join us , presumably just rumour and guessing just on loan as his wages would be above the cap. Would be good for us though, getting on ( relatively ) but a decent player.
Reading that Wilson Palacios is set to join us , presumably just rumour and guessing just on loan as his wages would be above the cap. Would be good for us though, getting on ( relatively ) but a decent player. starlion
  • Score: 2

8:46pm Mon 7 Jul 14

gordongull says...

starlion wrote:
Reading that Wilson Palacios is set to join us , presumably just rumour and guessing just on loan as his wages would be above the cap. Would be good for us though, getting on ( relatively ) but a decent player.
Just checked on Wikipedia, and it's ok, his middle name isn't Crystal.
[quote][p][bold]starlion[/bold] wrote: Reading that Wilson Palacios is set to join us , presumably just rumour and guessing just on loan as his wages would be above the cap. Would be good for us though, getting on ( relatively ) but a decent player.[/p][/quote]Just checked on Wikipedia, and it's ok, his middle name isn't Crystal. gordongull
  • Score: 9

9:28pm Mon 7 Jul 14

AlfieT says...

So pleased that Lars Bender decided not to sign for us.
So pleased that Lars Bender decided not to sign for us. AlfieT
  • Score: 4

9:34pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Neville says...

Just looking at various comments and it seems anyone who says something negative,whether accurate or not gets loads of thumbs down.
Well some fans need to get real and to expect to challenge for top 6 is not going to happen this season.
There is not going to be massive spends on players and you will find the club will never release the sums paid,unlike the GP when figures were released,CMS being an example.
FFP will define this coming season and we will lack the quality needed to get promotion I fear,just my opinion.
Expect two signings by the end of this week.
Just looking at various comments and it seems anyone who says something negative,whether accurate or not gets loads of thumbs down. Well some fans need to get real and to expect to challenge for top 6 is not going to happen this season. There is not going to be massive spends on players and you will find the club will never release the sums paid,unlike the GP when figures were released,CMS being an example. FFP will define this coming season and we will lack the quality needed to get promotion I fear,just my opinion. Expect two signings by the end of this week. Neville
  • Score: -13

9:44pm Mon 7 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

Neville wrote:
Just looking at various comments and it seems anyone who says something negative,whether accurate or not gets loads of thumbs down.
Well some fans need to get real and to expect to challenge for top 6 is not going to happen this season.
There is not going to be massive spends on players and you will find the club will never release the sums paid,unlike the GP when figures were released,CMS being an example.
FFP will define this coming season and we will lack the quality needed to get promotion I fear,just my opinion.
Expect two signings by the end of this week.
Neville, there is time enough to get, 'real,' once we have our squad in place and we get a few games under our belt. Who we may buy/borrow and at what price is unknown at this time. We might as well stay positive until, and if, we have cause to be otherwise, agreed?
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: Just looking at various comments and it seems anyone who says something negative,whether accurate or not gets loads of thumbs down. Well some fans need to get real and to expect to challenge for top 6 is not going to happen this season. There is not going to be massive spends on players and you will find the club will never release the sums paid,unlike the GP when figures were released,CMS being an example. FFP will define this coming season and we will lack the quality needed to get promotion I fear,just my opinion. Expect two signings by the end of this week.[/p][/quote]Neville, there is time enough to get, 'real,' once we have our squad in place and we get a few games under our belt. Who we may buy/borrow and at what price is unknown at this time. We might as well stay positive until, and if, we have cause to be otherwise, agreed? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 13

10:13pm Mon 7 Jul 14

gordongull says...

I am expecting another sustained challenge for 6th place.
I think the 'need to get real' is more about automatic promotion.
I am expecting another sustained challenge for 6th place. I think the 'need to get real' is more about automatic promotion. gordongull
  • Score: 5

10:18pm Mon 7 Jul 14

ringtone says...

Lets resign Orlandi. He is still living in the local area and altough i am not his biggest fan he still plays with a certain swagger.

Hopefully Sami will get the best out of him and the lady fans at the Amex will be pleased..
Lets resign Orlandi. He is still living in the local area and altough i am not his biggest fan he still plays with a certain swagger. Hopefully Sami will get the best out of him and the lady fans at the Amex will be pleased.. ringtone
  • Score: 3

10:20pm Mon 7 Jul 14

The Phantom says...

starlion wrote:
Reading that Wilson Palacios is set to join us , presumably just rumour and guessing just on loan as his wages would be above the cap. Would be good for us though, getting on ( relatively ) but a decent player.
A player who has done very little in recent seasons and appears too similar to what we already have.
[quote][p][bold]starlion[/bold] wrote: Reading that Wilson Palacios is set to join us , presumably just rumour and guessing just on loan as his wages would be above the cap. Would be good for us though, getting on ( relatively ) but a decent player.[/p][/quote]A player who has done very little in recent seasons and appears too similar to what we already have. The Phantom
  • Score: 5

10:25pm Mon 7 Jul 14

The Phantom says...

thetungsten wrote:
Sheffield Wednesday are set to sign goalkeeper Keiren Westwood on a free transfer following his release from Sunderland last week!

So they can afford his wages- and we couldn't! Difficult to get your head around that one!
Nothing to indicate other than rumour that Brighton wanted Westwood - no reason to think that it is a wages issue on our part. Hopefully we are still pursuing better options.
[quote][p][bold]thetungsten[/bold] wrote: Sheffield Wednesday are set to sign goalkeeper Keiren Westwood on a free transfer following his release from Sunderland last week! So they can afford his wages- and we couldn't! Difficult to get your head around that one![/p][/quote]Nothing to indicate other than rumour that Brighton wanted Westwood - no reason to think that it is a wages issue on our part. Hopefully we are still pursuing better options. The Phantom
  • Score: 5

10:38pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Carlton Cole might be available, and Kevin Doyle, both fallen down the pecking order at their clubs. These are the sort of players we need, apparently this Baldock isn't worth 2 million, ironic that we're the only club to offer so much with our tight spending. Hope the Burke brigade are on the case.
Carlton Cole might be available, and Kevin Doyle, both fallen down the pecking order at their clubs. These are the sort of players we need, apparently this Baldock isn't worth 2 million, ironic that we're the only club to offer so much with our tight spending. Hope the Burke brigade are on the case. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -4

10:45pm Mon 7 Jul 14

OldGull says...

ringtone wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Bristol City don't want to sell, don't need to sell and would only sell if stupid money was offered, I don't think we are in the stupid offers business, and the lad might not want to come to us anyway. We made a bid and it was declined, move on to the next target.

I am still convinced that the prem clubs will be looking to place players on loan, we need about 6 so if we can borrow 2 or 3, even tho I don't like borrowing, we might have to wait for a few weeks yet. That said, I would prefer it if we can get our back five sorted quickly.
Why would he not want to come here?

We have one of the best stadiums in europe, a new training facility to die for, the best fans in the world, an owner with blue and white blood coarsing through his veins and Paul Barber.

Its great fun being positive.
Ringtone , I like it when you are positive
Keep it up, you may infect one or two others
UTA
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Bristol City don't want to sell, don't need to sell and would only sell if stupid money was offered, I don't think we are in the stupid offers business, and the lad might not want to come to us anyway. We made a bid and it was declined, move on to the next target. I am still convinced that the prem clubs will be looking to place players on loan, we need about 6 so if we can borrow 2 or 3, even tho I don't like borrowing, we might have to wait for a few weeks yet. That said, I would prefer it if we can get our back five sorted quickly.[/p][/quote]Why would he not want to come here? We have one of the best stadiums in europe, a new training facility to die for, the best fans in the world, an owner with blue and white blood coarsing through his veins and Paul Barber. Its great fun being positive.[/p][/quote]Ringtone , I like it when you are positive Keep it up, you may infect one or two others UTA OldGull
  • Score: 2

10:59pm Mon 7 Jul 14

arc12 says...

Neville wrote:
Just looking at various comments and it seems anyone who says something negative,whether accurate or not gets loads of thumbs down.
Well some fans need to get real and to expect to challenge for top 6 is not going to happen this season.
There is not going to be massive spends on players and you will find the club will never release the sums paid,unlike the GP when figures were released,CMS being an example.
FFP will define this coming season and we will lack the quality needed to get promotion I fear,just my opinion.
Expect two signings by the end of this week.
Think your being optimistic about 2 signings this week - they fly out on Wednesday for the week's tour abroad. I know they can still make signings when the rest of the squad is away, but it's hardly ideal. Needed to have most of the squad together before going away really.
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: Just looking at various comments and it seems anyone who says something negative,whether accurate or not gets loads of thumbs down. Well some fans need to get real and to expect to challenge for top 6 is not going to happen this season. There is not going to be massive spends on players and you will find the club will never release the sums paid,unlike the GP when figures were released,CMS being an example. FFP will define this coming season and we will lack the quality needed to get promotion I fear,just my opinion. Expect two signings by the end of this week.[/p][/quote]Think your being optimistic about 2 signings this week - they fly out on Wednesday for the week's tour abroad. I know they can still make signings when the rest of the squad is away, but it's hardly ideal. Needed to have most of the squad together before going away really. arc12
  • Score: 1

8:11am Tue 8 Jul 14

London Dave says...

Lack of transfer activity (in terms of success in signing players) so far probably won't come as a surprise to many on this site.

But, if we are going be playing fast, counter attacking football, then at least we know when we go 1-0 down next season there's a chance we could still win the game rather than hoping for a draw at best! A few more games getting three points rather than one point could make a positive difference.

Right manager, right style of play first. Tick.

A few more players next, and that's the challenge...

If all we end up hearing from the club is chat about pushing for another top 6 place (i.e. play offs at best), then we're probably in for more heartache on the pitch.

Tough job though running a football club. What's the quickest way to become a millionaire? Start as a billionaire and buy yourself a football club....

Cheers
Lack of transfer activity (in terms of success in signing players) so far probably won't come as a surprise to many on this site. But, if we are going be playing fast, counter attacking football, then at least we know when we go 1-0 down next season there's a chance we could still win the game rather than hoping for a draw at best! A few more games getting three points rather than one point could make a positive difference. Right manager, right style of play first. Tick. A few more players next, and that's the challenge... If all we end up hearing from the club is chat about pushing for another top 6 place (i.e. play offs at best), then we're probably in for more heartache on the pitch. Tough job though running a football club. What's the quickest way to become a millionaire? Start as a billionaire and buy yourself a football club.... Cheers London Dave
  • Score: 4

9:02am Tue 8 Jul 14

Max Ripple says...

Neville wrote:
Cockwomble
Yes of course the board should be concerned about finances,but there needs to be a sensible balance.Fans pay the highest season tkt prices in the Championship and unless there is some money spent on some quality players then season tkt sales will drop significantly come renewal time and fans will pick and choose their matches.
Little point in having top class stadia and academy if the team cannot achieve success because of lack of investment.
Last seasons sale money was not spent and it seems sponsorship and naming rights money is being used to facilitate FFP above all else.
With the current non existent comms from the club fans are being alienated and treated as can cows I fear,this situation will come to a head eventually.
I have to say that I am struggling to pay for my season ticket this season. Times are tough and I have hung in there because I love the Albion and always have done but there sometimes comes a time when the money tap for luxuries such as sporting season tickets has to be turned off. Just so I can pay the mortgage and run my car to work. I need to be confident that my investment is being matched by the team I love so that I have an incentive to keep buying my season ticket.

I for one am feeling a little let down by the club at the moment. I know we have to survive financially and the constrains are tough. FFP is a yoke around our neck albeit an essential one which will help SOME clubs survive and be successful. But with more clubs on parachute payments this year the playing field is getting increasingly bumpy.

The so called penalties for not abiding by the FFP rules are a joke. When are we going to see some action there? Small fines going to the league or charity and not to the other clubs as was the original intention! It is a joke. And we, like good boys are playing by the rules when others like QPR and Forest and laughing at us.
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: Cockwomble Yes of course the board should be concerned about finances,but there needs to be a sensible balance.Fans pay the highest season tkt prices in the Championship and unless there is some money spent on some quality players then season tkt sales will drop significantly come renewal time and fans will pick and choose their matches. Little point in having top class stadia and academy if the team cannot achieve success because of lack of investment. Last seasons sale money was not spent and it seems sponsorship and naming rights money is being used to facilitate FFP above all else. With the current non existent comms from the club fans are being alienated and treated as can cows I fear,this situation will come to a head eventually.[/p][/quote]I have to say that I am struggling to pay for my season ticket this season. Times are tough and I have hung in there because I love the Albion and always have done but there sometimes comes a time when the money tap for luxuries such as sporting season tickets has to be turned off. Just so I can pay the mortgage and run my car to work. I need to be confident that my investment is being matched by the team I love so that I have an incentive to keep buying my season ticket. I for one am feeling a little let down by the club at the moment. I know we have to survive financially and the constrains are tough. FFP is a yoke around our neck albeit an essential one which will help SOME clubs survive and be successful. But with more clubs on parachute payments this year the playing field is getting increasingly bumpy. The so called penalties for not abiding by the FFP rules are a joke. When are we going to see some action there? Small fines going to the league or charity and not to the other clubs as was the original intention! It is a joke. And we, like good boys are playing by the rules when others like QPR and Forest and laughing at us. Max Ripple
  • Score: 1

9:39am Tue 8 Jul 14

Cockwomble says...

Max Ripple wrote:
Neville wrote:
Cockwomble
Yes of course the board should be concerned about finances,but there needs to be a sensible balance.Fans pay the highest season tkt prices in the Championship and unless there is some money spent on some quality players then season tkt sales will drop significantly come renewal time and fans will pick and choose their matches.
Little point in having top class stadia and academy if the team cannot achieve success because of lack of investment.
Last seasons sale money was not spent and it seems sponsorship and naming rights money is being used to facilitate FFP above all else.
With the current non existent comms from the club fans are being alienated and treated as can cows I fear,this situation will come to a head eventually.
I have to say that I am struggling to pay for my season ticket this season. Times are tough and I have hung in there because I love the Albion and always have done but there sometimes comes a time when the money tap for luxuries such as sporting season tickets has to be turned off. Just so I can pay the mortgage and run my car to work. I need to be confident that my investment is being matched by the team I love so that I have an incentive to keep buying my season ticket.

I for one am feeling a little let down by the club at the moment. I know we have to survive financially and the constrains are tough. FFP is a yoke around our neck albeit an essential one which will help SOME clubs survive and be successful. But with more clubs on parachute payments this year the playing field is getting increasingly bumpy.

The so called penalties for not abiding by the FFP rules are a joke. When are we going to see some action there? Small fines going to the league or charity and not to the other clubs as was the original intention! It is a joke. And we, like good boys are playing by the rules when others like QPR and Forest and laughing at us.
he who laughs last etc.cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: Cockwomble Yes of course the board should be concerned about finances,but there needs to be a sensible balance.Fans pay the highest season tkt prices in the Championship and unless there is some money spent on some quality players then season tkt sales will drop significantly come renewal time and fans will pick and choose their matches. Little point in having top class stadia and academy if the team cannot achieve success because of lack of investment. Last seasons sale money was not spent and it seems sponsorship and naming rights money is being used to facilitate FFP above all else. With the current non existent comms from the club fans are being alienated and treated as can cows I fear,this situation will come to a head eventually.[/p][/quote]I have to say that I am struggling to pay for my season ticket this season. Times are tough and I have hung in there because I love the Albion and always have done but there sometimes comes a time when the money tap for luxuries such as sporting season tickets has to be turned off. Just so I can pay the mortgage and run my car to work. I need to be confident that my investment is being matched by the team I love so that I have an incentive to keep buying my season ticket. I for one am feeling a little let down by the club at the moment. I know we have to survive financially and the constrains are tough. FFP is a yoke around our neck albeit an essential one which will help SOME clubs survive and be successful. But with more clubs on parachute payments this year the playing field is getting increasingly bumpy. The so called penalties for not abiding by the FFP rules are a joke. When are we going to see some action there? Small fines going to the league or charity and not to the other clubs as was the original intention! It is a joke. And we, like good boys are playing by the rules when others like QPR and Forest and laughing at us.[/p][/quote]he who laughs last etc.cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 1

10:51am Tue 8 Jul 14

tinker111 says...

jose12 wrote:
have we signed lingard on loan?
HOPE NOT
[quote][p][bold]jose12[/bold] wrote: have we signed lingard on loan?[/p][/quote]HOPE NOT tinker111
  • Score: -3

10:53am Tue 8 Jul 14

tinker111 says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
heshootshescores wrote:
brianw52 wrote:
Looks like no one wants to join us!
Hope Sami Cheapier and the board have a Plan B in place if and when Leo flies the nest.

Sorry to be cynical but, right now, I'm bitterly disappointed with what has happened at the club in the last few months.

Even allowing for FFP, it appears as if the board is more concerned about budgets rather than building on the achievements of the past two seasons. This should be the season when we're challenging for automatic promotion but unless something dramatic happens during the next four weeks, I just can't see it.

We're four or five quality players short...and that's if Ulloa stays and Buckley can manage to play more than 20 games. Need three top signings (keeper, midfield schemer and striker) plus two long-term loans.
are you saying the board shouldnt be concerned about finance?want us to turn into another portsmouth do you?cockwomble
The board should be concerned very concerned, i don't get it going more in the red with everything going on (good sponsors extra's eg how much did albion get for rod stewart concert).

To get where portsmouth went are is suicide no way Albion would do that.

Regarding the Bristol lad,i know it was rovers but we did get kuipers and zamora,and thet don't wanna do it like that anymore now its big cash.
We also got Will Hoskins from Rovers and he turned out to be a disaster.
Not his fault however because he picked up 2 nasty injuries.
Still a class player and unless there is something we don't know re his injuries, he is still worth a punt on a pay as you play basis to prove his fitness. And then who knows? UTA
Hoskins was known to be very injury prone before we signed him Just the same as Buckley
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]heshootshescores[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brianw52[/bold] wrote: Looks like no one wants to join us![/p][/quote]Hope Sami Cheapier and the board have a Plan B in place if and when Leo flies the nest. Sorry to be cynical but, right now, I'm bitterly disappointed with what has happened at the club in the last few months. Even allowing for FFP, it appears as if the board is more concerned about budgets rather than building on the achievements of the past two seasons. This should be the season when we're challenging for automatic promotion but unless something dramatic happens during the next four weeks, I just can't see it. We're four or five quality players short...and that's if Ulloa stays and Buckley can manage to play more than 20 games. Need three top signings (keeper, midfield schemer and striker) plus two long-term loans.[/p][/quote]are you saying the board shouldnt be concerned about finance?want us to turn into another portsmouth do you?cockwomble[/p][/quote]The board should be concerned very concerned, i don't get it going more in the red with everything going on (good sponsors extra's eg how much did albion get for rod stewart concert). To get where portsmouth went are is suicide no way Albion would do that. Regarding the Bristol lad,i know it was rovers but we did get kuipers and zamora,and thet don't wanna do it like that anymore now its big cash.[/p][/quote]We also got Will Hoskins from Rovers and he turned out to be a disaster. Not his fault however because he picked up 2 nasty injuries. Still a class player and unless there is something we don't know re his injuries, he is still worth a punt on a pay as you play basis to prove his fitness. And then who knows? UTA[/p][/quote]Hoskins was known to be very injury prone before we signed him Just the same as Buckley tinker111
  • Score: -4
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