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New deals to spur on kids

The Argus: Jake Forster-Caskey has signed a deal until 2017 Jake Forster-Caskey has signed a deal until 2017

Sami Hyypia hopes the award of new long-term deals to two of Albion’s brightest talents will inspire other youngsters at the club’s academy.

Midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey, 20, and goalkeeper Christian Walton, 18, have both committed their futures to the Seagulls by signing extended deals.

England under-21 international Forster-Caskey has agreed a new three-year deal until June 2017, while teenage prospect Walton, who impressed for England under-19s last season, has signed a four-year contract until 2018.

The duo join England under-21 winger Solly March, 19, and midfielder Rohan Ince, 21, on long-term deals and boss Hyypia wants others to follow in their footsteps.

Albion boss Hyypia said: “The progress of a number of the younger players here in the last 12 months has been very impressive and it’s great to be able to reward that with these new contracts.

“Jake and Christian both have bright futures ahead and with the right application and hard work, they can be key players for the club in the years ahead.

“Jake has already proved himself at first-team level and with England’s under-21s this summer; while Christian has made great progress in our under-21s under Simon Ireland and deservedly gained international recognition at under-19 level.

“I hope that their progress and these improved contracts will spur on all of our young players at the academy to push forward in their careers.

“It shows that we are not afraid to give young players with ability the opportunity to flourish at the highest level.”

Albion’s head of football operations David Burke said: “We are delighted to be rewarding Jake and Christian with extended terms. Both players have earned them with their hard work and the progress they’ve made.

“Praise is also due to the club’s coaches who’ve worked with the two players during their development, particularly under-21 coach Simon Ireland and goalkeeping coach Mark Mason, who’s also worked with Christian within the England set up.

“We have a strong structure here and excellent coaches across all the age groups and it shows we provide a genuine pathway through to the first-team.”

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7:41am Wed 9 Jul 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Hope we're not going to rely too much on inexperience otherwise we could be on the end of some Brazil style thrashings next season. The championship is every bit as unforgiving as the world cup.
Hope we're not going to rely too much on inexperience otherwise we could be on the end of some Brazil style thrashings next season. The championship is every bit as unforgiving as the world cup. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -28

8:43am Wed 9 Jul 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

Mayfield sweeper says...

Hope we're not going to rely too much on inexperience otherwise we could be on the end of some Brazil style thrashings next season. The championship is every bit as unforgiving as the world cup.

Did your mummy let you stay up and watch the football last night? Goodness me - you are a big boy now aren't you?!
Mayfield sweeper says... Hope we're not going to rely too much on inexperience otherwise we could be on the end of some Brazil style thrashings next season. The championship is every bit as unforgiving as the world cup. Did your mummy let you stay up and watch the football last night? Goodness me - you are a big boy now aren't you?! B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 8

8:51am Wed 9 Jul 14

rackhamlouis says...

Great news that all the younger players are signing up and although some will mutter about this being doing things on the cheap I believe this actually shows our ambition as a club. Yes we all know that we are desperate for some extra experience in key positions but this will come soon and it can only be encouraging that the nucleus of the squad / team is going to be made of young, hungry players who’s footballing ambitions are all ahead of them. Yes, we all want a few key transfers to be made but I honestly think we have a bright season ahead of us.
Great news that all the younger players are signing up and although some will mutter about this being doing things on the cheap I believe this actually shows our ambition as a club. Yes we all know that we are desperate for some extra experience in key positions but this will come soon and it can only be encouraging that the nucleus of the squad / team is going to be made of young, hungry players who’s footballing ambitions are all ahead of them. Yes, we all want a few key transfers to be made but I honestly think we have a bright season ahead of us. rackhamlouis
  • Score: 19

9:22am Wed 9 Jul 14

Beale32 says...

Off topic but millwall are rumoured to be in talks with bobby zamora. If they can afford his wages surely we can. Think he can do a great job in the championship.
Off topic but millwall are rumoured to be in talks with bobby zamora. If they can afford his wages surely we can. Think he can do a great job in the championship. Beale32
  • Score: 5

9:29am Wed 9 Jul 14

AburridoEnTrabajo says...

Beale32 wrote:
Off topic but millwall are rumoured to be in talks with bobby zamora. If they can afford his wages surely we can. Think he can do a great job in the championship.
Bobby is a great part of the Albion's past, and provides some wonderful memories. So let's keep it that way and look to the future.
[quote][p][bold]Beale32[/bold] wrote: Off topic but millwall are rumoured to be in talks with bobby zamora. If they can afford his wages surely we can. Think he can do a great job in the championship.[/p][/quote]Bobby is a great part of the Albion's past, and provides some wonderful memories. So let's keep it that way and look to the future. AburridoEnTrabajo
  • Score: 26

9:37am Wed 9 Jul 14

Bostik says...

Would like to see Emil Asmundsson given a game this season. Another good prospect. But then you'll never win anything with kids.
Would like to see Emil Asmundsson given a game this season. Another good prospect. But then you'll never win anything with kids. Bostik
  • Score: 8

9:39am Wed 9 Jul 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Let's look at the Brazil result in the right way. It just goes to show what can be achieved by hard work, determination and professionalism. Let's not worry we may do a Brazil when we should be thinking with the right players we can do a Germany. However young our team is. UTA
Let's look at the Brazil result in the right way. It just goes to show what can be achieved by hard work, determination and professionalism. Let's not worry we may do a Brazil when we should be thinking with the right players we can do a Germany. However young our team is. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 15

9:47am Wed 9 Jul 14

mikeygit says...

Good at last the club is bringing on the youngsters to first team level, but we also need experience to nurture them and we soon need to have some of them at the club along with the likes of Bruno and Calde and Greer. As to Bobby Z, agree he is a great player of the past and he would not be the player now as he was when he was an Albion player. Seems to be VERY difficult getting the right players at the club who want to join us for the right finances. Little worrying but time yet I guess.
As I have said before Tony is a gambler but he is NOT gambling with the Clubs finances--and quite right.
Good at last the club is bringing on the youngsters to first team level, but we also need experience to nurture them and we soon need to have some of them at the club along with the likes of Bruno and Calde and Greer. As to Bobby Z, agree he is a great player of the past and he would not be the player now as he was when he was an Albion player. Seems to be VERY difficult getting the right players at the club who want to join us for the right finances. Little worrying but time yet I guess. As I have said before Tony is a gambler but he is NOT gambling with the Clubs finances--and quite right. mikeygit
  • Score: 5

9:48am Wed 9 Jul 14

JeffLomer says...

Beale32 wrote:
Off topic but millwall are rumoured to be in talks with bobby zamora. If they can afford his wages surely we can. Think he can do a great job in the championship.
Morning I would rather see young lad Goodwin sitting on the bench, than have Bobby back on huge wages, he would probably have to knock Buckley off the treatment table because that's were he would spend most off the season, let's save our money for a quality CB
Up the Albion!!
[quote][p][bold]Beale32[/bold] wrote: Off topic but millwall are rumoured to be in talks with bobby zamora. If they can afford his wages surely we can. Think he can do a great job in the championship.[/p][/quote]Morning I would rather see young lad Goodwin sitting on the bench, than have Bobby back on huge wages, he would probably have to knock Buckley off the treatment table because that's were he would spend most off the season, let's save our money for a quality CB Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 18

11:36am Wed 9 Jul 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

The Mail reports Fulham have signed a 20 year old left back from Bayer Leverkusen on loan. Another one slipped the net? UTA
The Mail reports Fulham have signed a 20 year old left back from Bayer Leverkusen on loan. Another one slipped the net? UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: -4

11:51am Wed 9 Jul 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Are we going to claim "another one has slipped through the net" every single time another club signs someone? ;-)

Re the story, having an amazing academy open at the same time youngsters are getting regular first team action and signing long-term contracts is going to make the club a very tempting proposition for any local kids who have a chance of making the grade. We just need one 'superstar' and the whole thing could mushroom. The future is looking good right now.
Are we going to claim "another one has slipped through the net" every single time another club signs someone? ;-) Re the story, having an amazing academy open at the same time youngsters are getting regular first team action and signing long-term contracts is going to make the club a very tempting proposition for any local kids who have a chance of making the grade. We just need one 'superstar' and the whole thing could mushroom. The future is looking good right now. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 18

11:53am Wed 9 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
The Mail reports Fulham have signed a 20 year old left back from Bayer Leverkusen on loan. Another one slipped the net? UTA
Hi JG.
It's kinda easy to ask, 'another one slipped the net,' when any club in our division sign any player, we do need recruits for all parts of the park, but as to how much validity the question has I am not sure.

I would hope that Hyypia has a list of targets and I can't imagine that every available player is on his list, how could they be. This latest signing of Fulam, a 20 year old left back, well we have Chicksen and Maksi and I would guess that we are still in the hunt for Ward, would we really be looking to sign a 20 year old left back on loan, or do we need a player with more experience?
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: The Mail reports Fulham have signed a 20 year old left back from Bayer Leverkusen on loan. Another one slipped the net? UTA[/p][/quote]Hi JG. It's kinda easy to ask, 'another one slipped the net,' when any club in our division sign any player, we do need recruits for all parts of the park, but as to how much validity the question has I am not sure. I would hope that Hyypia has a list of targets and I can't imagine that every available player is on his list, how could they be. This latest signing of Fulam, a 20 year old left back, well we have Chicksen and Maksi and I would guess that we are still in the hunt for Ward, would we really be looking to sign a 20 year old left back on loan, or do we need a player with more experience? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 8

1:16pm Wed 9 Jul 14

pjwilk says...

Beale32 wrote:
Off topic but millwall are rumoured to be in talks with bobby zamora. If they can afford his wages surely we can. Think he can do a great job in the championship.
They are a bigger club than us and they dont care.
[quote][p][bold]Beale32[/bold] wrote: Off topic but millwall are rumoured to be in talks with bobby zamora. If they can afford his wages surely we can. Think he can do a great job in the championship.[/p][/quote]They are a bigger club than us and they dont care. pjwilk
  • Score: -5

1:17pm Wed 9 Jul 14

pjwilk says...

pjwilk wrote:
Beale32 wrote:
Off topic but millwall are rumoured to be in talks with bobby zamora. If they can afford his wages surely we can. Think he can do a great job in the championship.
They are a bigger club than us and they dont care.
About FFP.
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beale32[/bold] wrote: Off topic but millwall are rumoured to be in talks with bobby zamora. If they can afford his wages surely we can. Think he can do a great job in the championship.[/p][/quote]They are a bigger club than us and they dont care.[/p][/quote]About FFP. pjwilk
  • Score: -4

1:34pm Wed 9 Jul 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

pjwilk says...


pjwilk wrote:

Beale32 wrote:
Off topic but millwall are rumoured to be in talks with bobby zamora. If they can afford his wages surely we can. Think he can do a great job in the championship.
They are a bigger club than us and they dont care.

There is no 'us' - just you and the rest of the cr£phole known as Croydon.
pjwilk says... pjwilk wrote: Beale32 wrote: Off topic but millwall are rumoured to be in talks with bobby zamora. If they can afford his wages surely we can. Think he can do a great job in the championship. They are a bigger club than us and they dont care. There is no 'us' - just you and the rest of the cr£phole known as Croydon. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 2

1:57pm Wed 9 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

There are two or three that submit comments that should simply be ignored, no replies, no thumbs down, just ignored.
These people are not interested in debate, the only thing they want is to display their warped sense of what they feel is funny. Not one of them is a Brighton fan, we would be so much better off if we didn't give them what they crave, for when we do we simply invite more of the same BS.
There are two or three that submit comments that should simply be ignored, no replies, no thumbs down, just ignored. These people are not interested in debate, the only thing they want is to display their warped sense of what they feel is funny. Not one of them is a Brighton fan, we would be so much better off if we didn't give them what they crave, for when we do we simply invite more of the same BS. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -5

3:16pm Wed 9 Jul 14

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

VegasSeagull wrote:
There are two or three that submit comments that should simply be ignored, no replies, no thumbs down, just ignored.
These people are not interested in debate, the only thing they want is to display their warped sense of what they feel is funny. Not one of them is a Brighton fan, we would be so much better off if we didn't give them what they crave, for when we do we simply invite more of the same BS.
Sorry vegas,might be the heat,this is not a nice post.

Everybody is entitled to their opinion,do not want to debate the yes-mabye-no.

Sorry again but this is NOT your site.

There is a vegas seagull on north stand chat is that you ?
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: There are two or three that submit comments that should simply be ignored, no replies, no thumbs down, just ignored. These people are not interested in debate, the only thing they want is to display their warped sense of what they feel is funny. Not one of them is a Brighton fan, we would be so much better off if we didn't give them what they crave, for when we do we simply invite more of the same BS.[/p][/quote]Sorry vegas,might be the heat,this is not a nice post. Everybody is entitled to their opinion,do not want to debate the yes-mabye-no. Sorry again but this is NOT your site. There is a vegas seagull on north stand chat is that you ? don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 7

3:35pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Max Ripple says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Beale32 wrote:
Off topic but millwall are rumoured to be in talks with bobby zamora. If they can afford his wages surely we can. Think he can do a great job in the championship.
Morning I would rather see young lad Goodwin sitting on the bench, than have Bobby back on huge wages, he would probably have to knock Buckley off the treatment table because that's were he would spend most off the season, let's save our money for a quality CB
Up the Albion!!
Yes. Bobby Z was great for us on the past but like Buckley he is a fragile player who will spend most of the season on the physio's table. That has happened at every club he's been to since leaving us.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beale32[/bold] wrote: Off topic but millwall are rumoured to be in talks with bobby zamora. If they can afford his wages surely we can. Think he can do a great job in the championship.[/p][/quote]Morning I would rather see young lad Goodwin sitting on the bench, than have Bobby back on huge wages, he would probably have to knock Buckley off the treatment table because that's were he would spend most off the season, let's save our money for a quality CB Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]Yes. Bobby Z was great for us on the past but like Buckley he is a fragile player who will spend most of the season on the physio's table. That has happened at every club he's been to since leaving us. Max Ripple
  • Score: -1

4:04pm Wed 9 Jul 14

tinker111 says...

AburridoEnTrabajo wrote:
Beale32 wrote:
Off topic but millwall are rumoured to be in talks with bobby zamora. If they can afford his wages surely we can. Think he can do a great job in the championship.
Bobby is a great part of the Albion's past, and provides some wonderful memories. So let's keep it that way and look to the future.
NO NO NO Thanks the past is the past and fingers crossed with proper money coming into Albion we will move on to better future
[quote][p][bold]AburridoEnTrabajo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beale32[/bold] wrote: Off topic but millwall are rumoured to be in talks with bobby zamora. If they can afford his wages surely we can. Think he can do a great job in the championship.[/p][/quote]Bobby is a great part of the Albion's past, and provides some wonderful memories. So let's keep it that way and look to the future.[/p][/quote]NO NO NO Thanks the past is the past and fingers crossed with proper money coming into Albion we will move on to better future tinker111
  • Score: 0

4:07pm Wed 9 Jul 14

ballantrrae says...

Glad to see tat we have secured JFC and Walton on longer term contracts especially Walton.
With only just over 4 weeks to go before the season starts I would like to see at least one or two of the 7 or so signings that Hyypia has said we need brought in. I noticed in Monday's Argus that Hyypia was wanting to recruit players sooner rather than later both so he can have more time working with them in pre-season and also so the newcomers have more time becoming 'in tune' with existing squad members.
I think any new signings might demonstrate to Ulloa the club's continued ambitions of reaching the PL. The longer it takes Burke & Co to acquire players the more likely it is that Ulloa will become disillusioned and want to leave.
With Hyypia and the squad having left today for the training (and playing) trip in Spain I suspect there will not be much inward activity until they return. Let's hope that Burke gets busy in the meantime and completes some signings - the spotlight is on him.
UTA.
Glad to see tat we have secured JFC and Walton on longer term contracts especially Walton. With only just over 4 weeks to go before the season starts I would like to see at least one or two of the 7 or so signings that Hyypia has said we need brought in. I noticed in Monday's Argus that Hyypia was wanting to recruit players sooner rather than later both so he can have more time working with them in pre-season and also so the newcomers have more time becoming 'in tune' with existing squad members. I think any new signings might demonstrate to Ulloa the club's continued ambitions of reaching the PL. The longer it takes Burke & Co to acquire players the more likely it is that Ulloa will become disillusioned and want to leave. With Hyypia and the squad having left today for the training (and playing) trip in Spain I suspect there will not be much inward activity until they return. Let's hope that Burke gets busy in the meantime and completes some signings - the spotlight is on him. UTA. ballantrrae
  • Score: 7

5:02pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
There are two or three that submit comments that should simply be ignored, no replies, no thumbs down, just ignored.
These people are not interested in debate, the only thing they want is to display their warped sense of what they feel is funny. Not one of them is a Brighton fan, we would be so much better off if we didn't give them what they crave, for when we do we simply invite more of the same BS.
Sorry vegas,might be the heat,this is not a nice post.

Everybody is entitled to their opinion,do not want to debate the yes-mabye-no.

Sorry again but this is NOT your site.

There is a vegas seagull on north stand chat is that you ?
I thought it was a perfectly reasonable post from Vegas. He too is entitled to his opinion and actually I think he is quite right. We all (Vegas included) sometimes rise to the bait that trolls cast out, but the forum would be better off without the people who don't want debate, just attention. It's been a little more pleasant recently without some who won't be named. Be nice if it was just an Albion zone but I guess some idiots from Croydon have nothing better to do after signing on.

UTA!!
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: There are two or three that submit comments that should simply be ignored, no replies, no thumbs down, just ignored. These people are not interested in debate, the only thing they want is to display their warped sense of what they feel is funny. Not one of them is a Brighton fan, we would be so much better off if we didn't give them what they crave, for when we do we simply invite more of the same BS.[/p][/quote]Sorry vegas,might be the heat,this is not a nice post. Everybody is entitled to their opinion,do not want to debate the yes-mabye-no. Sorry again but this is NOT your site. There is a vegas seagull on north stand chat is that you ?[/p][/quote]I thought it was a perfectly reasonable post from Vegas. He too is entitled to his opinion and actually I think he is quite right. We all (Vegas included) sometimes rise to the bait that trolls cast out, but the forum would be better off without the people who don't want debate, just attention. It's been a little more pleasant recently without some who won't be named. Be nice if it was just an Albion zone but I guess some idiots from Croydon have nothing better to do after signing on. UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 10

5:06pm Wed 9 Jul 14

JeffLomer says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
There are two or three that submit comments that should simply be ignored, no replies, no thumbs down, just ignored.
These people are not interested in debate, the only thing they want is to display their warped sense of what they feel is funny. Not one of them is a Brighton fan, we would be so much better off if we didn't give them what they crave, for when we do we simply invite more of the same BS.
Sorry vegas,might be the heat,this is not a nice post.


Everybody is entitled to their opinion,do not want to debate the yes-mabye-no.

Sorry again but this is NOT your site.

There is a vegas seagull on north stand chat is that you ?
I never saw anything that Vegas said that it was his site, it's a Brighton fans site, what I mean by that it is nice to have a debate/conversation/ without people who have no interest in the club who think it is ok to post utter rubbish all the time and ruin this site with there same old trash, I agree everyone has a opinion but some have the most shocking opinions or little knowledge off our club, our club is going in the right direction in my opinion!!
Up the Albion!!
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: There are two or three that submit comments that should simply be ignored, no replies, no thumbs down, just ignored. These people are not interested in debate, the only thing they want is to display their warped sense of what they feel is funny. Not one of them is a Brighton fan, we would be so much better off if we didn't give them what they crave, for when we do we simply invite more of the same BS.[/p][/quote]Sorry vegas,might be the heat,this is not a nice post. Everybody is entitled to their opinion,do not want to debate the yes-mabye-no. Sorry again but this is NOT your site. There is a vegas seagull on north stand chat is that you ?[/p][/quote]I never saw anything that Vegas said that it was his site, it's a Brighton fans site, what I mean by that it is nice to have a debate/conversation/ without people who have no interest in the club who think it is ok to post utter rubbish all the time and ruin this site with there same old trash, I agree everyone has a opinion but some have the most shocking opinions or little knowledge off our club, our club is going in the right direction in my opinion!! Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 1

5:25pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Hi all.

Captain Haddock posted the following today on a long-dead thread which I just happened to revisit. I thought it was a superb entry and should be seen and enjoyed by all, so here it is...

"Archer and Bellotti were underhanded filth but I see nothing to liken our current regime in any way, shape or form to those low life dog excrementalists! Those that complain about the club being an unrecognisable and faceless organisation need to keep in mind the magnitude of that distinction.

The club are certainly not perfect but they appear to me to be doing an awful lot RIGHT.

MBTS and other (quite rightly) complained in the past about our youth set-up and coaching. We have now delivered a world class academy and training complex to rival the very best. Clearly we are intent on aspiring to Southampton's superb model.

Sticking two fingers up to FFP while the rules remain in place and leaving us subject to sanction - UNLESS WE HEAR VERY SPECIFICALLY OTHERWISE - is IMHO utterly mental! Tony B clearly agrees. He simply won't throw mulit-millions into a "war chest" and neither should he. What he can do is pile vast sums into infrastructure as it is exempt from the FFP restrictions. He has done just that with a top spec stadium (he didn't need to make the seats so comfortable for example!) and a top spec training base.

Under his instruction, Barber has secured a large number of lucrative corporate deals for sponsorship etc (just how many official partners do we have??? The answer is LOTS!).

The much maligned CEO also takes the trouble to personally answer any coherent and reasonable enquiries. How many clubs in The Football League, let alone PL, do that? Yet some on here (aside from the tediously unoriginal WUMs) complain at lack of communications. Exactly what do those people want from the club? Public revelation to the press of all our transfer targets? The specifics of why Day and Aranalde left? I've a pretty strong hunch that would be sensitive info and they're reluctant to risk misleading or implying anything with a cautiously worded statement that hides more that it says.

Yes we have a lot of corporate activity and a restricted player budget and are a vastly different animal from the 'family-feel' creature we were but that unprofessionally casual approach wouldn't survive where we now reside.

In fact we wouldn't have had a hope in hell of getting this far without the Bloom millions anyway.

I don't know about you lot but I don't want to do a Pompey or Leeds, or end up seeing us renting our own ground back at high rates from a new owner who took advantage of the financial crisis that would likely follow our reckless spending spree."
Hi all. Captain Haddock posted the following today on a long-dead thread which I just happened to revisit. I thought it was a superb entry and should be seen and enjoyed by all, so here it is... "Archer and Bellotti were underhanded filth but I see nothing to liken our current regime in any way, shape or form to those low life dog excrementalists! Those that complain about the club being an unrecognisable and faceless organisation need to keep in mind the magnitude of that distinction. The club are certainly not perfect but they appear to me to be doing an awful lot RIGHT. MBTS and other (quite rightly) complained in the past about our youth set-up and coaching. We have now delivered a world class academy and training complex to rival the very best. Clearly we are intent on aspiring to Southampton's superb model. Sticking two fingers up to FFP while the rules remain in place and leaving us subject to sanction - UNLESS WE HEAR VERY SPECIFICALLY OTHERWISE - is IMHO utterly mental! Tony B clearly agrees. He simply won't throw mulit-millions into a "war chest" and neither should he. What he can do is pile vast sums into infrastructure as it is exempt from the FFP restrictions. He has done just that with a top spec stadium (he didn't need to make the seats so comfortable for example!) and a top spec training base. Under his instruction, Barber has secured a large number of lucrative corporate deals for sponsorship etc (just how many official partners do we have??? The answer is LOTS!). The much maligned CEO also takes the trouble to personally answer any coherent and reasonable enquiries. How many clubs in The Football League, let alone PL, do that? Yet some on here (aside from the tediously unoriginal WUMs) complain at lack of communications. Exactly what do those people want from the club? Public revelation to the press of all our transfer targets? The specifics of why Day and Aranalde left? I've a pretty strong hunch that would be sensitive info and they're reluctant to risk misleading or implying anything with a cautiously worded statement that hides more that it says. Yes we have a lot of corporate activity and a restricted player budget and are a vastly different animal from the 'family-feel' creature we were but that unprofessionally casual approach wouldn't survive where we now reside. In fact we wouldn't have had a hope in hell of getting this far without the Bloom millions anyway. I don't know about you lot but I don't want to do a Pompey or Leeds, or end up seeing us renting our own ground back at high rates from a new owner who took advantage of the financial crisis that would likely follow our reckless spending spree." Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 17

5:27pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Hi all.

Captain Haddock posted the following today on a long-dead thread which I just happened to revisit. I thought it was a superb entry and should be seen and enjoyed by all, so here it is...

"Archer and Bellotti were underhanded filth but I see nothing to liken our current regime in any way, shape or form to those low life dog excrementalists! Those that complain about the club being an unrecognisable and faceless organisation need to keep in mind the magnitude of that distinction.

The club are certainly not perfect but they appear to me to be doing an awful lot RIGHT.

MBTS and other (quite rightly) complained in the past about our youth set-up and coaching. We have now delivered a world class academy and training complex to rival the very best. Clearly we are intent on aspiring to Southampton's superb model.

Sticking two fingers up to FFP while the rules remain in place and leaving us subject to sanction - UNLESS WE HEAR VERY SPECIFICALLY OTHERWISE - is IMHO utterly mental! Tony B clearly agrees. He simply won't throw mulit-millions into a "war chest" and neither should he. What he can do is pile vast sums into infrastructure as it is exempt from the FFP restrictions. He has done just that with a top spec stadium (he didn't need to make the seats so comfortable for example!) and a top spec training base.

Under his instruction, Barber has secured a large number of lucrative corporate deals for sponsorship etc (just how many official partners do we have??? The answer is LOTS!).

The much maligned CEO also takes the trouble to personally answer any coherent and reasonable enquiries. How many clubs in The Football League, let alone PL, do that? Yet some on here (aside from the tediously unoriginal WUMs) complain at lack of communications. Exactly what do those people want from the club? Public revelation to the press of all our transfer targets? The specifics of why Day and Aranalde left? I've a pretty strong hunch that would be sensitive info and they're reluctant to risk misleading or implying anything with a cautiously worded statement that hides more that it says.

Yes we have a lot of corporate activity and a restricted player budget and are a vastly different animal from the 'family-feel' creature we were but that unprofessionally casual approach wouldn't survive where we now reside.

In fact we wouldn't have had a hope in hell of getting this far without the Bloom millions anyway.

I don't know about you lot but I don't want to do a Pompey or Leeds, or end up seeing us renting our own ground back at high rates from a new owner who took advantage of the financial crisis that would likely follow our reckless spending spree."
A superb posting Cap'n H. Hope you don't mind me giving it the higher profile it deserves.

UTA!!
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Hi all. Captain Haddock posted the following today on a long-dead thread which I just happened to revisit. I thought it was a superb entry and should be seen and enjoyed by all, so here it is... "Archer and Bellotti were underhanded filth but I see nothing to liken our current regime in any way, shape or form to those low life dog excrementalists! Those that complain about the club being an unrecognisable and faceless organisation need to keep in mind the magnitude of that distinction. The club are certainly not perfect but they appear to me to be doing an awful lot RIGHT. MBTS and other (quite rightly) complained in the past about our youth set-up and coaching. We have now delivered a world class academy and training complex to rival the very best. Clearly we are intent on aspiring to Southampton's superb model. Sticking two fingers up to FFP while the rules remain in place and leaving us subject to sanction - UNLESS WE HEAR VERY SPECIFICALLY OTHERWISE - is IMHO utterly mental! Tony B clearly agrees. He simply won't throw mulit-millions into a "war chest" and neither should he. What he can do is pile vast sums into infrastructure as it is exempt from the FFP restrictions. He has done just that with a top spec stadium (he didn't need to make the seats so comfortable for example!) and a top spec training base. Under his instruction, Barber has secured a large number of lucrative corporate deals for sponsorship etc (just how many official partners do we have??? The answer is LOTS!). The much maligned CEO also takes the trouble to personally answer any coherent and reasonable enquiries. How many clubs in The Football League, let alone PL, do that? Yet some on here (aside from the tediously unoriginal WUMs) complain at lack of communications. Exactly what do those people want from the club? Public revelation to the press of all our transfer targets? The specifics of why Day and Aranalde left? I've a pretty strong hunch that would be sensitive info and they're reluctant to risk misleading or implying anything with a cautiously worded statement that hides more that it says. Yes we have a lot of corporate activity and a restricted player budget and are a vastly different animal from the 'family-feel' creature we were but that unprofessionally casual approach wouldn't survive where we now reside. In fact we wouldn't have had a hope in hell of getting this far without the Bloom millions anyway. I don't know about you lot but I don't want to do a Pompey or Leeds, or end up seeing us renting our own ground back at high rates from a new owner who took advantage of the financial crisis that would likely follow our reckless spending spree."[/p][/quote]A superb posting Cap'n H. Hope you don't mind me giving it the higher profile it deserves. UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 6

6:16pm Wed 9 Jul 14

ballantrrae says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Hi all.

Captain Haddock posted the following today on a long-dead thread which I just happened to revisit. I thought it was a superb entry and should be seen and enjoyed by all, so here it is...

"Archer and Bellotti were underhanded filth but I see nothing to liken our current regime in any way, shape or form to those low life dog excrementalists! Those that complain about the club being an unrecognisable and faceless organisation need to keep in mind the magnitude of that distinction.

The club are certainly not perfect but they appear to me to be doing an awful lot RIGHT.

MBTS and other (quite rightly) complained in the past about our youth set-up and coaching. We have now delivered a world class academy and training complex to rival the very best. Clearly we are intent on aspiring to Southampton's superb model.

Sticking two fingers up to FFP while the rules remain in place and leaving us subject to sanction - UNLESS WE HEAR VERY SPECIFICALLY OTHERWISE - is IMHO utterly mental! Tony B clearly agrees. He simply won't throw mulit-millions into a "war chest" and neither should he. What he can do is pile vast sums into infrastructure as it is exempt from the FFP restrictions. He has done just that with a top spec stadium (he didn't need to make the seats so comfortable for example!) and a top spec training base.

Under his instruction, Barber has secured a large number of lucrative corporate deals for sponsorship etc (just how many official partners do we have??? The answer is LOTS!).

The much maligned CEO also takes the trouble to personally answer any coherent and reasonable enquiries. How many clubs in The Football League, let alone PL, do that? Yet some on here (aside from the tediously unoriginal WUMs) complain at lack of communications. Exactly what do those people want from the club? Public revelation to the press of all our transfer targets? The specifics of why Day and Aranalde left? I've a pretty strong hunch that would be sensitive info and they're reluctant to risk misleading or implying anything with a cautiously worded statement that hides more that it says.

Yes we have a lot of corporate activity and a restricted player budget and are a vastly different animal from the 'family-feel' creature we were but that unprofessionally casual approach wouldn't survive where we now reside.

In fact we wouldn't have had a hope in hell of getting this far without the Bloom millions anyway.

I don't know about you lot but I don't want to do a Pompey or Leeds, or end up seeing us renting our own ground back at high rates from a new owner who took advantage of the financial crisis that would likely follow our reckless spending spree."
A superb posting Cap'n H. Hope you don't mind me giving it the higher profile it deserves.

UTA!!
Singing Seagull thanks for bringing Captain Haddock's post to my attention, much appreciated and well worth reading.
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Hi all. Captain Haddock posted the following today on a long-dead thread which I just happened to revisit. I thought it was a superb entry and should be seen and enjoyed by all, so here it is... "Archer and Bellotti were underhanded filth but I see nothing to liken our current regime in any way, shape or form to those low life dog excrementalists! Those that complain about the club being an unrecognisable and faceless organisation need to keep in mind the magnitude of that distinction. The club are certainly not perfect but they appear to me to be doing an awful lot RIGHT. MBTS and other (quite rightly) complained in the past about our youth set-up and coaching. We have now delivered a world class academy and training complex to rival the very best. Clearly we are intent on aspiring to Southampton's superb model. Sticking two fingers up to FFP while the rules remain in place and leaving us subject to sanction - UNLESS WE HEAR VERY SPECIFICALLY OTHERWISE - is IMHO utterly mental! Tony B clearly agrees. He simply won't throw mulit-millions into a "war chest" and neither should he. What he can do is pile vast sums into infrastructure as it is exempt from the FFP restrictions. He has done just that with a top spec stadium (he didn't need to make the seats so comfortable for example!) and a top spec training base. Under his instruction, Barber has secured a large number of lucrative corporate deals for sponsorship etc (just how many official partners do we have??? The answer is LOTS!). The much maligned CEO also takes the trouble to personally answer any coherent and reasonable enquiries. How many clubs in The Football League, let alone PL, do that? Yet some on here (aside from the tediously unoriginal WUMs) complain at lack of communications. Exactly what do those people want from the club? Public revelation to the press of all our transfer targets? The specifics of why Day and Aranalde left? I've a pretty strong hunch that would be sensitive info and they're reluctant to risk misleading or implying anything with a cautiously worded statement that hides more that it says. Yes we have a lot of corporate activity and a restricted player budget and are a vastly different animal from the 'family-feel' creature we were but that unprofessionally casual approach wouldn't survive where we now reside. In fact we wouldn't have had a hope in hell of getting this far without the Bloom millions anyway. I don't know about you lot but I don't want to do a Pompey or Leeds, or end up seeing us renting our own ground back at high rates from a new owner who took advantage of the financial crisis that would likely follow our reckless spending spree."[/p][/quote]A superb posting Cap'n H. Hope you don't mind me giving it the higher profile it deserves. UTA!![/p][/quote]Singing Seagull thanks for bringing Captain Haddock's post to my attention, much appreciated and well worth reading. ballantrrae
  • Score: 5

6:36pm Wed 9 Jul 14

gordongull says...

Well said, Captain H', and well done Singing Seagull for placing it where people can read it.
Well said, Captain H', and well done Singing Seagull for placing it where people can read it. gordongull
  • Score: 3

6:55pm Wed 9 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

gordongull wrote:
Well said, Captain H', and well done Singing Seagull for placing it where people can read it.
ditto and ditto to them both
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: Well said, Captain H', and well done Singing Seagull for placing it where people can read it.[/p][/quote]ditto and ditto to them both VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

8:20pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
There are two or three that submit comments that should simply be ignored, no replies, no thumbs down, just ignored.
These people are not interested in debate, the only thing they want is to display their warped sense of what they feel is funny. Not one of them is a Brighton fan, we would be so much better off if we didn't give them what they crave, for when we do we simply invite more of the same BS.
Well that's a very discriminatory post, ignoring people just because you don't agree with them. I wonder if you've been put here on the argus albion site to keep an eye on fans opinions and general feelings by the club and also on the NSC, after all Bloom is a gambler which would fit with the Vegas connection, maybe you are actually Bloom? Also would explain why you're never enthusiastic about buying players and always remind people about FFP. Paradoxical considering Vegas is meant to be the centre of all things excitement where nothing less than the best and delivered last week will result in heads on plates. Your overly conservative sermons on spending do not fit with this image. It's all starting to make sense now.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: There are two or three that submit comments that should simply be ignored, no replies, no thumbs down, just ignored. These people are not interested in debate, the only thing they want is to display their warped sense of what they feel is funny. Not one of them is a Brighton fan, we would be so much better off if we didn't give them what they crave, for when we do we simply invite more of the same BS.[/p][/quote]Well that's a very discriminatory post, ignoring people just because you don't agree with them. I wonder if you've been put here on the argus albion site to keep an eye on fans opinions and general feelings by the club and also on the NSC, after all Bloom is a gambler which would fit with the Vegas connection, maybe you are actually Bloom? Also would explain why you're never enthusiastic about buying players and always remind people about FFP. Paradoxical considering Vegas is meant to be the centre of all things excitement where nothing less than the best and delivered last week will result in heads on plates. Your overly conservative sermons on spending do not fit with this image. It's all starting to make sense now. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: 1

8:27pm Wed 9 Jul 14

keswick says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
There are two or three that submit comments that should simply be ignored, no replies, no thumbs down, just ignored.
These people are not interested in debate, the only thing they want is to display their warped sense of what they feel is funny. Not one of them is a Brighton fan, we would be so much better off if we didn't give them what they crave, for when we do we simply invite more of the same BS.
Sorry vegas,might be the heat,this is not a nice post.

Everybody is entitled to their opinion,do not want to debate the yes-mabye-no.

Sorry again but this is NOT your site.

There is a vegas seagull on north stand chat is that you ?
Actually, IMHO, Vegas is completely correct. There is a difference to having a difference of opinion and someone coming on this site just to stir trouble up with ludicrous comments. There is probably only one person, who to try to make themselves feel better, uses other names to make it look like others share their opinion. The trouble is that he/she always writes in the same style. Vegas has never claimed it is his site and nobody is stifling free speech and opinion. Vegas just makes the very sensible point that others of made in not feeding the mentally challenged toss*r who claims to have a connection with Mayfield. The other day he/she showed how deluded they are by claiming to have two mates. The only two mates they have are those they sell in Boots.
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: There are two or three that submit comments that should simply be ignored, no replies, no thumbs down, just ignored. These people are not interested in debate, the only thing they want is to display their warped sense of what they feel is funny. Not one of them is a Brighton fan, we would be so much better off if we didn't give them what they crave, for when we do we simply invite more of the same BS.[/p][/quote]Sorry vegas,might be the heat,this is not a nice post. Everybody is entitled to their opinion,do not want to debate the yes-mabye-no. Sorry again but this is NOT your site. There is a vegas seagull on north stand chat is that you ?[/p][/quote]Actually, IMHO, Vegas is completely correct. There is a difference to having a difference of opinion and someone coming on this site just to stir trouble up with ludicrous comments. There is probably only one person, who to try to make themselves feel better, uses other names to make it look like others share their opinion. The trouble is that he/she always writes in the same style. Vegas has never claimed it is his site and nobody is stifling free speech and opinion. Vegas just makes the very sensible point that others of made in not feeding the mentally challenged toss*r who claims to have a connection with Mayfield. The other day he/she showed how deluded they are by claiming to have two mates. The only two mates they have are those they sell in Boots. keswick
  • Score: 2

8:27pm Wed 9 Jul 14

ringtone says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
There are two or three that submit comments that should simply be ignored, no replies, no thumbs down, just ignored.
These people are not interested in debate, the only thing they want is to display their warped sense of what they feel is funny. Not one of them is a Brighton fan, we would be so much better off if we didn't give them what they crave, for when we do we simply invite more of the same BS.
Well that's a very discriminatory post, ignoring people just because you don't agree with them. I wonder if you've been put here on the argus albion site to keep an eye on fans opinions and general feelings by the club and also on the NSC, after all Bloom is a gambler which would fit with the Vegas connection, maybe you are actually Bloom? Also would explain why you're never enthusiastic about buying players and always remind people about FFP. Paradoxical considering Vegas is meant to be the centre of all things excitement where nothing less than the best and delivered last week will result in heads on plates. Your overly conservative sermons on spending do not fit with this image. It's all starting to make sense now.
Sheer Brilliance.

Forget captain haddocks boring diatribe, this is where its at.

Mayfield sweeper taking everyone to school.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: There are two or three that submit comments that should simply be ignored, no replies, no thumbs down, just ignored. These people are not interested in debate, the only thing they want is to display their warped sense of what they feel is funny. Not one of them is a Brighton fan, we would be so much better off if we didn't give them what they crave, for when we do we simply invite more of the same BS.[/p][/quote]Well that's a very discriminatory post, ignoring people just because you don't agree with them. I wonder if you've been put here on the argus albion site to keep an eye on fans opinions and general feelings by the club and also on the NSC, after all Bloom is a gambler which would fit with the Vegas connection, maybe you are actually Bloom? Also would explain why you're never enthusiastic about buying players and always remind people about FFP. Paradoxical considering Vegas is meant to be the centre of all things excitement where nothing less than the best and delivered last week will result in heads on plates. Your overly conservative sermons on spending do not fit with this image. It's all starting to make sense now.[/p][/quote]Sheer Brilliance. Forget captain haddocks boring diatribe, this is where its at. Mayfield sweeper taking everyone to school. ringtone
  • Score: -4

9:27pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Conelli98 says...

Ward to sign contract for Albion by weekend.
Ward to sign contract for Albion by weekend. Conelli98
  • Score: 3

9:51pm Wed 9 Jul 14

the taffster says...

I've noticed the conversation always turns back to kids with sami hypia. A bit worrying..
I've noticed the conversation always turns back to kids with sami hypia. A bit worrying.. the taffster
  • Score: -6

9:53pm Wed 9 Jul 14

the taffster says...

Your never going to win anything with just kids..
Your never going to win anything with just kids.. the taffster
  • Score: -3

9:56pm Wed 9 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

the taffster wrote:
I've noticed the conversation always turns back to kids with sami hypia. A bit worrying..
Hi Taffster.
I guess in the absense of having any news of new signings, Hyypia, or the club for that matter, only have the young lads to talk about, that said, the lads signing new contracts is news.
[quote][p][bold]the taffster[/bold] wrote: I've noticed the conversation always turns back to kids with sami hypia. A bit worrying..[/p][/quote]Hi Taffster. I guess in the absense of having any news of new signings, Hyypia, or the club for that matter, only have the young lads to talk about, that said, the lads signing new contracts is news. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 5

10:22pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
The Mail reports Fulham have signed a 20 year old left back from Bayer Leverkusen on loan. Another one slipped the net? UTA
Hi JG.
It's kinda easy to ask, 'another one slipped the net,' when any club in our division sign any player, we do need recruits for all parts of the park, but as to how much validity the question has I am not sure.

I would hope that Hyypia has a list of targets and I can't imagine that every available player is on his list, how could they be. This latest signing of Fulam, a 20 year old left back, well we have Chicksen and Maksi and I would guess that we are still in the hunt for Ward, would we really be looking to sign a 20 year old left back on loan, or do we need a player with more experience?
The only reason I mentioned this was because he is at Sami's previous club and possibly could have been a target for us. It could well be Sami doesn't fancy him for us and that's ok by me. Maybe this is good news and it means we have other irons in the fire with Ward coming to us from Wolves. Let's hope so. UTA
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: The Mail reports Fulham have signed a 20 year old left back from Bayer Leverkusen on loan. Another one slipped the net? UTA[/p][/quote]Hi JG. It's kinda easy to ask, 'another one slipped the net,' when any club in our division sign any player, we do need recruits for all parts of the park, but as to how much validity the question has I am not sure. I would hope that Hyypia has a list of targets and I can't imagine that every available player is on his list, how could they be. This latest signing of Fulam, a 20 year old left back, well we have Chicksen and Maksi and I would guess that we are still in the hunt for Ward, would we really be looking to sign a 20 year old left back on loan, or do we need a player with more experience?[/p][/quote]The only reason I mentioned this was because he is at Sami's previous club and possibly could have been a target for us. It could well be Sami doesn't fancy him for us and that's ok by me. Maybe this is good news and it means we have other irons in the fire with Ward coming to us from Wolves. Let's hope so. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 2

10:26pm Wed 9 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
The Mail reports Fulham have signed a 20 year old left back from Bayer Leverkusen on loan. Another one slipped the net? UTA
Hi JG.
It's kinda easy to ask, 'another one slipped the net,' when any club in our division sign any player, we do need recruits for all parts of the park, but as to how much validity the question has I am not sure.

I would hope that Hyypia has a list of targets and I can't imagine that every available player is on his list, how could they be. This latest signing of Fulam, a 20 year old left back, well we have Chicksen and Maksi and I would guess that we are still in the hunt for Ward, would we really be looking to sign a 20 year old left back on loan, or do we need a player with more experience?
The only reason I mentioned this was because he is at Sami's previous club and possibly could have been a target for us. It could well be Sami doesn't fancy him for us and that's ok by me. Maybe this is good news and it means we have other irons in the fire with Ward coming to us from Wolves. Let's hope so. UTA
Yep I get where you are coming from JG. I notice that Fulham have paid off center back Brede Hangeland, ok so he is 33 but he might well be one that could do a job for us this season.
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: The Mail reports Fulham have signed a 20 year old left back from Bayer Leverkusen on loan. Another one slipped the net? UTA[/p][/quote]Hi JG. It's kinda easy to ask, 'another one slipped the net,' when any club in our division sign any player, we do need recruits for all parts of the park, but as to how much validity the question has I am not sure. I would hope that Hyypia has a list of targets and I can't imagine that every available player is on his list, how could they be. This latest signing of Fulam, a 20 year old left back, well we have Chicksen and Maksi and I would guess that we are still in the hunt for Ward, would we really be looking to sign a 20 year old left back on loan, or do we need a player with more experience?[/p][/quote]The only reason I mentioned this was because he is at Sami's previous club and possibly could have been a target for us. It could well be Sami doesn't fancy him for us and that's ok by me. Maybe this is good news and it means we have other irons in the fire with Ward coming to us from Wolves. Let's hope so. UTA[/p][/quote]Yep I get where you are coming from JG. I notice that Fulham have paid off center back Brede Hangeland, ok so he is 33 but he might well be one that could do a job for us this season. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 4

10:34pm Wed 9 Jul 14

AlfieT says...

Conelli98 wrote:
Ward to sign contract for Albion by weekend.
Dont believe everything you read on NSC.
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: Ward to sign contract for Albion by weekend.[/p][/quote]Dont believe everything you read on NSC. AlfieT
  • Score: 1

11:48pm Wed 9 Jul 14

OldGull says...

ringtone wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
There are two or three that submit comments that should simply be ignored, no replies, no thumbs down, just ignored.
These people are not interested in debate, the only thing they want is to display their warped sense of what they feel is funny. Not one of them is a Brighton fan, we would be so much better off if we didn't give them what they crave, for when we do we simply invite more of the same BS.
Well that's a very discriminatory post, ignoring people just because you don't agree with them. I wonder if you've been put here on the argus albion site to keep an eye on fans opinions and general feelings by the club and also on the NSC, after all Bloom is a gambler which would fit with the Vegas connection, maybe you are actually Bloom? Also would explain why you're never enthusiastic about buying players and always remind people about FFP. Paradoxical considering Vegas is meant to be the centre of all things excitement where nothing less than the best and delivered last week will result in heads on plates. Your overly conservative sermons on spending do not fit with this image. It's all starting to make sense now.
Sheer Brilliance.

Forget captain haddocks boring diatribe, this is where its at.

Mayfield sweeper taking everyone to school.
yeah special school
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: There are two or three that submit comments that should simply be ignored, no replies, no thumbs down, just ignored. These people are not interested in debate, the only thing they want is to display their warped sense of what they feel is funny. Not one of them is a Brighton fan, we would be so much better off if we didn't give them what they crave, for when we do we simply invite more of the same BS.[/p][/quote]Well that's a very discriminatory post, ignoring people just because you don't agree with them. I wonder if you've been put here on the argus albion site to keep an eye on fans opinions and general feelings by the club and also on the NSC, after all Bloom is a gambler which would fit with the Vegas connection, maybe you are actually Bloom? Also would explain why you're never enthusiastic about buying players and always remind people about FFP. Paradoxical considering Vegas is meant to be the centre of all things excitement where nothing less than the best and delivered last week will result in heads on plates. Your overly conservative sermons on spending do not fit with this image. It's all starting to make sense now.[/p][/quote]Sheer Brilliance. Forget captain haddocks boring diatribe, this is where its at. Mayfield sweeper taking everyone to school.[/p][/quote]yeah special school OldGull
  • Score: 3

11:53pm Wed 9 Jul 14

OldGull says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
There are two or three that submit comments that should simply be ignored, no replies, no thumbs down, just ignored.
These people are not interested in debate, the only thing they want is to display their warped sense of what they feel is funny. Not one of them is a Brighton fan, we would be so much better off if we didn't give them what they crave, for when we do we simply invite more of the same BS.
Well that's a very discriminatory post, ignoring people just because you don't agree with them. I wonder if you've been put here on the argus albion site to keep an eye on fans opinions and general feelings by the club and also on the NSC, after all Bloom is a gambler which would fit with the Vegas connection, maybe you are actually Bloom? Also would explain why you're never enthusiastic about buying players and always remind people about FFP. Paradoxical considering Vegas is meant to be the centre of all things excitement where nothing less than the best and delivered last week will result in heads on plates. Your overly conservative sermons on spending do not fit with this image. It's all starting to make sense now.
Mmm interesting
You are criticising Vegas for being Tony Bloom!
So in effect you are criticising the man that has built Albion into a progressive club with a great infrastructure.
Despite Ring the tone's endorsement you are in all fairness a complete A*se
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: There are two or three that submit comments that should simply be ignored, no replies, no thumbs down, just ignored. These people are not interested in debate, the only thing they want is to display their warped sense of what they feel is funny. Not one of them is a Brighton fan, we would be so much better off if we didn't give them what they crave, for when we do we simply invite more of the same BS.[/p][/quote]Well that's a very discriminatory post, ignoring people just because you don't agree with them. I wonder if you've been put here on the argus albion site to keep an eye on fans opinions and general feelings by the club and also on the NSC, after all Bloom is a gambler which would fit with the Vegas connection, maybe you are actually Bloom? Also would explain why you're never enthusiastic about buying players and always remind people about FFP. Paradoxical considering Vegas is meant to be the centre of all things excitement where nothing less than the best and delivered last week will result in heads on plates. Your overly conservative sermons on spending do not fit with this image. It's all starting to make sense now.[/p][/quote]Mmm interesting You are criticising Vegas for being Tony Bloom! So in effect you are criticising the man that has built Albion into a progressive club with a great infrastructure. Despite Ring the tone's endorsement you are in all fairness a complete A*se OldGull
  • Score: 1

12:28am Thu 10 Jul 14

gordongull says...

I recently upheld the right of Mayfield to post garbage on this site.
I also uphold the advice from Vegas to scroll past it.
I recently upheld the right of Mayfield to post garbage on this site. I also uphold the advice from Vegas to scroll past it. gordongull
  • Score: 5

2:46am Thu 10 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

gordongull wrote:
I recently upheld the right of Mayfield to post garbage on this site.
I also uphold the advice from Vegas to scroll past it.
I completely agree, the trolls and wums have the right of free speech and I respect it, but others are not obliged to read it or reply in any form, be it the written word or a simple thumbs down, just scroll staright past and don't play their game.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: I recently upheld the right of Mayfield to post garbage on this site. I also uphold the advice from Vegas to scroll past it.[/p][/quote]I completely agree, the trolls and wums have the right of free speech and I respect it, but others are not obliged to read it or reply in any form, be it the written word or a simple thumbs down, just scroll staright past and don't play their game. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 5

6:13pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Captain Haddock says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Hi all.

Captain Haddock posted the following today on a long-dead thread which I just happened to revisit. I thought it was a superb entry and should be seen and enjoyed by all, so here it is...

"Archer and Bellotti were underhanded filth but I see nothing to liken our current regime in any way, shape or form to those low life dog excrementalists! Those that complain about the club being an unrecognisable and faceless organisation need to keep in mind the magnitude of that distinction.

The club are certainly not perfect but they appear to me to be doing an awful lot RIGHT.

MBTS and other (quite rightly) complained in the past about our youth set-up and coaching. We have now delivered a world class academy and training complex to rival the very best. Clearly we are intent on aspiring to Southampton's superb model.

Sticking two fingers up to FFP while the rules remain in place and leaving us subject to sanction - UNLESS WE HEAR VERY SPECIFICALLY OTHERWISE - is IMHO utterly mental! Tony B clearly agrees. He simply won't throw mulit-millions into a "war chest" and neither should he. What he can do is pile vast sums into infrastructure as it is exempt from the FFP restrictions. He has done just that with a top spec stadium (he didn't need to make the seats so comfortable for example!) and a top spec training base.

Under his instruction, Barber has secured a large number of lucrative corporate deals for sponsorship etc (just how many official partners do we have??? The answer is LOTS!).

The much maligned CEO also takes the trouble to personally answer any coherent and reasonable enquiries. How many clubs in The Football League, let alone PL, do that? Yet some on here (aside from the tediously unoriginal WUMs) complain at lack of communications. Exactly what do those people want from the club? Public revelation to the press of all our transfer targets? The specifics of why Day and Aranalde left? I've a pretty strong hunch that would be sensitive info and they're reluctant to risk misleading or implying anything with a cautiously worded statement that hides more that it says.

Yes we have a lot of corporate activity and a restricted player budget and are a vastly different animal from the 'family-feel' creature we were but that unprofessionally casual approach wouldn't survive where we now reside.

In fact we wouldn't have had a hope in hell of getting this far without the Bloom millions anyway.

I don't know about you lot but I don't want to do a Pompey or Leeds, or end up seeing us renting our own ground back at high rates from a new owner who took advantage of the financial crisis that would likely follow our reckless spending spree."
A superb posting Cap'n H. Hope you don't mind me giving it the higher profile it deserves.

UTA!!
Hi SS,I

Thanks for posting that. Have been playing catch up on my reading on here and responded to something without remembering I was a few days behind.

Appreciate the feedback as well as the "discovery"! ;0)
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Hi all. Captain Haddock posted the following today on a long-dead thread which I just happened to revisit. I thought it was a superb entry and should be seen and enjoyed by all, so here it is... "Archer and Bellotti were underhanded filth but I see nothing to liken our current regime in any way, shape or form to those low life dog excrementalists! Those that complain about the club being an unrecognisable and faceless organisation need to keep in mind the magnitude of that distinction. The club are certainly not perfect but they appear to me to be doing an awful lot RIGHT. MBTS and other (quite rightly) complained in the past about our youth set-up and coaching. We have now delivered a world class academy and training complex to rival the very best. Clearly we are intent on aspiring to Southampton's superb model. Sticking two fingers up to FFP while the rules remain in place and leaving us subject to sanction - UNLESS WE HEAR VERY SPECIFICALLY OTHERWISE - is IMHO utterly mental! Tony B clearly agrees. He simply won't throw mulit-millions into a "war chest" and neither should he. What he can do is pile vast sums into infrastructure as it is exempt from the FFP restrictions. He has done just that with a top spec stadium (he didn't need to make the seats so comfortable for example!) and a top spec training base. Under his instruction, Barber has secured a large number of lucrative corporate deals for sponsorship etc (just how many official partners do we have??? The answer is LOTS!). The much maligned CEO also takes the trouble to personally answer any coherent and reasonable enquiries. How many clubs in The Football League, let alone PL, do that? Yet some on here (aside from the tediously unoriginal WUMs) complain at lack of communications. Exactly what do those people want from the club? Public revelation to the press of all our transfer targets? The specifics of why Day and Aranalde left? I've a pretty strong hunch that would be sensitive info and they're reluctant to risk misleading or implying anything with a cautiously worded statement that hides more that it says. Yes we have a lot of corporate activity and a restricted player budget and are a vastly different animal from the 'family-feel' creature we were but that unprofessionally casual approach wouldn't survive where we now reside. In fact we wouldn't have had a hope in hell of getting this far without the Bloom millions anyway. I don't know about you lot but I don't want to do a Pompey or Leeds, or end up seeing us renting our own ground back at high rates from a new owner who took advantage of the financial crisis that would likely follow our reckless spending spree."[/p][/quote]A superb posting Cap'n H. Hope you don't mind me giving it the higher profile it deserves. UTA!![/p][/quote]Hi SS,I Thanks for posting that. Have been playing catch up on my reading on here and responded to something without remembering I was a few days behind. Appreciate the feedback as well as the "discovery"! ;0) Captain Haddock
  • Score: 2

6:16pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Captain Haddock says...

ringtone wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
There are two or three that submit comments that should simply be ignored, no replies, no thumbs down, just ignored.
These people are not interested in debate, the only thing they want is to display their warped sense of what they feel is funny. Not one of them is a Brighton fan, we would be so much better off if we didn't give them what they crave, for when we do we simply invite more of the same BS.
Well that's a very discriminatory post, ignoring people just because you don't agree with them. I wonder if you've been put here on the argus albion site to keep an eye on fans opinions and general feelings by the club and also on the NSC, after all Bloom is a gambler which would fit with the Vegas connection, maybe you are actually Bloom? Also would explain why you're never enthusiastic about buying players and always remind people about FFP. Paradoxical considering Vegas is meant to be the centre of all things excitement where nothing less than the best and delivered last week will result in heads on plates. Your overly conservative sermons on spending do not fit with this image. It's all starting to make sense now.
Sheer Brilliance.

Forget captain haddocks boring diatribe, this is where its at.

Mayfield sweeper taking everyone to school.
Ring piece is in denial! ;0)
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: There are two or three that submit comments that should simply be ignored, no replies, no thumbs down, just ignored. These people are not interested in debate, the only thing they want is to display their warped sense of what they feel is funny. Not one of them is a Brighton fan, we would be so much better off if we didn't give them what they crave, for when we do we simply invite more of the same BS.[/p][/quote]Well that's a very discriminatory post, ignoring people just because you don't agree with them. I wonder if you've been put here on the argus albion site to keep an eye on fans opinions and general feelings by the club and also on the NSC, after all Bloom is a gambler which would fit with the Vegas connection, maybe you are actually Bloom? Also would explain why you're never enthusiastic about buying players and always remind people about FFP. Paradoxical considering Vegas is meant to be the centre of all things excitement where nothing less than the best and delivered last week will result in heads on plates. Your overly conservative sermons on spending do not fit with this image. It's all starting to make sense now.[/p][/quote]Sheer Brilliance. Forget captain haddocks boring diatribe, this is where its at. Mayfield sweeper taking everyone to school.[/p][/quote]Ring piece is in denial! ;0) Captain Haddock
  • Score: 2
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