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Albion give trials to defenders

The Argus: Action from Albion versus Japan. Pic by Paul Hazlewood Action from Albion versus Japan. Pic by Paul Hazlewood

Albion’s are giving development squad trials to two young defenders released by major Premier League clubs.

Left-back Ibou Touray and central defender Danny Pappoe, previously with Everton and Chelsea respectively, played for the Seagulls' under-21s yesterday.

The pair started a 3-0 friendly defeat to a strong Japan under-21s side at La Manga.

Chelsea's attacking midfielder George Cole also played as part of a trial.

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6:01am Sat 12 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

The first of many I would guess.
The first of many I would guess. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -10

6:27am Sat 12 Jul 14

Albion In Staffs says...

I think we need to be careful not to run away with the idea that this type of player is immediate first team material.
It's unfortunate that their trials have taken place before any senior arrivals, but I'd regard the possibility of signing these players as being 'as well as' not 'instead of'.
I think we need to be careful not to run away with the idea that this type of player is immediate first team material. It's unfortunate that their trials have taken place before any senior arrivals, but I'd regard the possibility of signing these players as being 'as well as' not 'instead of'. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 23

7:49am Sat 12 Jul 14

Sid East Brighton says...

Attended the game last night. Wasn't very encouraging. But to be fair the Japan squad were all two years older than the Albion squad & six of the development squad were taken by the first team the day before to Pinatar Arena. There were at least five players on trial, lots of endeavor, very little refinement. two players that stood out above the rest, not by much as they were all poor, were goalkeeper Josh Smith & centre back Danny Paddoe. No sign of keeping possession with more attacking flair which Sammi wants to introduce into the 1st team. The Japan team were all university students all aged 21 or younger & not the full Japan U21 team. Pinatar Arena tonight for the Partick thistle game
Attended the game last night. Wasn't very encouraging. But to be fair the Japan squad were all two years older than the Albion squad & six of the development squad were taken by the first team the day before to Pinatar Arena. There were at least five players on trial, lots of endeavor, very little refinement. two players that stood out above the rest, not by much as they were all poor, were goalkeeper Josh Smith & centre back Danny Paddoe. No sign of keeping possession with more attacking flair which Sammi wants to introduce into the 1st team. The Japan team were all university students all aged 21 or younger & not the full Japan U21 team. Pinatar Arena tonight for the Partick thistle game Sid East Brighton
  • Score: 27

7:55am Sat 12 Jul 14

Cory and Trevor says...

Thanks for the insights Sid. As half of the side don't know each other and with two brand new trialists in, we can't read much into the team's performance at this stage. They're just practice run outs with structure.
Thanks for the insights Sid. As half of the side don't know each other and with two brand new trialists in, we can't read much into the team's performance at this stage. They're just practice run outs with structure. Cory and Trevor
  • Score: 10

9:03am Sat 12 Jul 14

arc12 says...

Hopefully the first of Sammi's signings - pleased to hear we are looking for the youth players as the way forward. I'd rather see players coming in with hunger and desire and age on their side, rather than over-paid journeymen looking for one last pay day.
Hopefully the first of Sammi's signings - pleased to hear we are looking for the youth players as the way forward. I'd rather see players coming in with hunger and desire and age on their side, rather than over-paid journeymen looking for one last pay day. arc12
  • Score: 9

9:09am Sat 12 Jul 14

ringtone says...

arc12 wrote:
Hopefully the first of Sammi's signings - pleased to hear we are looking for the youth players as the way forward. I'd rather see players coming in with hunger and desire and age on their side, rather than over-paid journeymen looking for one last pay day.
Not a big Ward fan, then.
[quote][p][bold]arc12[/bold] wrote: Hopefully the first of Sammi's signings - pleased to hear we are looking for the youth players as the way forward. I'd rather see players coming in with hunger and desire and age on their side, rather than over-paid journeymen looking for one last pay day.[/p][/quote]Not a big Ward fan, then. ringtone
  • Score: 7

9:50am Sat 12 Jul 14

arc12 says...

ringtone wrote:
arc12 wrote:
Hopefully the first of Sammi's signings - pleased to hear we are looking for the youth players as the way forward. I'd rather see players coming in with hunger and desire and age on their side, rather than over-paid journeymen looking for one last pay day.
Not a big Ward fan, then.
Honestly - no. Not at £10 a week. Stupid money IMO.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arc12[/bold] wrote: Hopefully the first of Sammi's signings - pleased to hear we are looking for the youth players as the way forward. I'd rather see players coming in with hunger and desire and age on their side, rather than over-paid journeymen looking for one last pay day.[/p][/quote]Not a big Ward fan, then.[/p][/quote]Honestly - no. Not at £10 a week. Stupid money IMO. arc12
  • Score: 3

10:04am Sat 12 Jul 14

arc12 says...

Or even £10k a week!!!
Or even £10k a week!!! arc12
  • Score: 7

10:12am Sat 12 Jul 14

Sid East Brighton says...

Forgot to mention , heard last night at the game that a new player has agreed personal terms & was meeting up with the 1st team on monday. His name was being kept under wraps. Could be a smoke screen , could be true !
Forgot to mention , heard last night at the game that a new player has agreed personal terms & was meeting up with the 1st team on monday. His name was being kept under wraps. Could be a smoke screen , could be true ! Sid East Brighton
  • Score: 3

10:13am Sat 12 Jul 14

hubby says...

Sid East Brighton wrote:
Attended the game last night. Wasn't very encouraging. But to be fair the Japan squad were all two years older than the Albion squad & six of the development squad were taken by the first team the day before to Pinatar Arena. There were at least five players on trial, lots of endeavor, very little refinement. two players that stood out above the rest, not by much as they were all poor, were goalkeeper Josh Smith & centre back Danny Paddoe. No sign of keeping possession with more attacking flair which Sammi wants to introduce into the 1st team. The Japan team were all university students all aged 21 or younger & not the full Japan U21 team. Pinatar Arena tonight for the Partick thistle game
I hope to bump into you Sid at the game tonight!
[quote][p][bold]Sid East Brighton[/bold] wrote: Attended the game last night. Wasn't very encouraging. But to be fair the Japan squad were all two years older than the Albion squad & six of the development squad were taken by the first team the day before to Pinatar Arena. There were at least five players on trial, lots of endeavor, very little refinement. two players that stood out above the rest, not by much as they were all poor, were goalkeeper Josh Smith & centre back Danny Paddoe. No sign of keeping possession with more attacking flair which Sammi wants to introduce into the 1st team. The Japan team were all university students all aged 21 or younger & not the full Japan U21 team. Pinatar Arena tonight for the Partick thistle game[/p][/quote]I hope to bump into you Sid at the game tonight! hubby
  • Score: 0

10:59am Sat 12 Jul 14

pjwilk says...

Youth and cheap this is all we hear,these players will take us nowhere in the Championship.Players of 21-23 should already be good enough.There were many in the world cup at that age.Get kids of 15-16 with potential while we strengthen our first team with quality proven players with Premiership potential.
Youth and cheap this is all we hear,these players will take us nowhere in the Championship.Players of 21-23 should already be good enough.There were many in the world cup at that age.Get kids of 15-16 with potential while we strengthen our first team with quality proven players with Premiership potential. pjwilk
  • Score: -9

11:01am Sat 12 Jul 14

dave from bexill says...

hubby wrote:
Sid East Brighton wrote:
Attended the game last night. Wasn't very encouraging. But to be fair the Japan squad were all two years older than the Albion squad & six of the development squad were taken by the first team the day before to Pinatar Arena. There were at least five players on trial, lots of endeavor, very little refinement. two players that stood out above the rest, not by much as they were all poor, were goalkeeper Josh Smith & centre back Danny Paddoe. No sign of keeping possession with more attacking flair which Sammi wants to introduce into the 1st team. The Japan team were all university students all aged 21 or younger & not the full Japan U21 team. Pinatar Arena tonight for the Partick thistle game
I hope to bump into you Sid at the game tonight!
Sid, I think you should apply to the Argus for football journo's job, as we've had more relevant info from you in a few sentences, than we've received from official reporters over the last few weeks
[quote][p][bold]hubby[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sid East Brighton[/bold] wrote: Attended the game last night. Wasn't very encouraging. But to be fair the Japan squad were all two years older than the Albion squad & six of the development squad were taken by the first team the day before to Pinatar Arena. There were at least five players on trial, lots of endeavor, very little refinement. two players that stood out above the rest, not by much as they were all poor, were goalkeeper Josh Smith & centre back Danny Paddoe. No sign of keeping possession with more attacking flair which Sammi wants to introduce into the 1st team. The Japan team were all university students all aged 21 or younger & not the full Japan U21 team. Pinatar Arena tonight for the Partick thistle game[/p][/quote]I hope to bump into you Sid at the game tonight![/p][/quote]Sid, I think you should apply to the Argus for football journo's job, as we've had more relevant info from you in a few sentences, than we've received from official reporters over the last few weeks dave from bexill
  • Score: 13

11:17am Sat 12 Jul 14

Whydontukick off says...

We must have defenders stockpiled for a snowy winter already ! Lets start stockpiling promising strikers ? After all the game is supposed to be about scoring more goals than ones' opponents (or has that changed too?) lol
We must have defenders stockpiled for a snowy winter already ! Lets start stockpiling promising strikers ? After all the game is supposed to be about scoring more goals than ones' opponents (or has that changed too?) lol Whydontukick off
  • Score: 6

1:11pm Sat 12 Jul 14

tinker111 says...

arc12 wrote:
Or even £10k a week!!!
Sorry to say but at that money we will never get Champ/Prem players at club SO FANS IT IS DOWN TO YOU ????? CLUB OR YOUR MONEY don't think you can make a difference Gabbing on here it is with feet
[quote][p][bold]arc12[/bold] wrote: Or even £10k a week!!![/p][/quote]Sorry to say but at that money we will never get Champ/Prem players at club SO FANS IT IS DOWN TO YOU ????? CLUB OR YOUR MONEY don't think you can make a difference Gabbing on here it is with feet tinker111
  • Score: -8

3:23pm Sat 12 Jul 14

sussexram40 says...

I'm afraid this sounds like desperation stations. I can't remember a pre-season where I've felt so lacking in confidence.
My fear is that we will be fighting to stay out of the bottom 3 - I really can't see us troubling the play off positions and I really can't see the unimpressive Hyppia still being at the club this time next year.
We need a long term plan, a long term manager, we need investment. WE need to convince people to come to the Albion. In the last 2 years It's been people wanting to leave not join!
A big, top down clearout is required.
I'm afraid this sounds like desperation stations. I can't remember a pre-season where I've felt so lacking in confidence. My fear is that we will be fighting to stay out of the bottom 3 - I really can't see us troubling the play off positions and I really can't see the unimpressive Hyppia still being at the club this time next year. We need a long term plan, a long term manager, we need investment. WE need to convince people to come to the Albion. In the last 2 years It's been people wanting to leave not join! A big, top down clearout is required. sussexram40
  • Score: -9

3:30pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Captain Haddock says...

sussexram40 wrote:
I'm afraid this sounds like desperation stations. I can't remember a pre-season where I've felt so lacking in confidence.
My fear is that we will be fighting to stay out of the bottom 3 - I really can't see us troubling the play off positions and I really can't see the unimpressive Hyppia still being at the club this time next year.
We need a long term plan, a long term manager, we need investment. WE need to convince people to come to the Albion. In the last 2 years It's been people wanting to leave not join!
A big, top down clearout is required.
And I REALLY can't see you posting ANYTHING even remotely worthwhile or sincere in the next one hundred years, You boring troll.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: I'm afraid this sounds like desperation stations. I can't remember a pre-season where I've felt so lacking in confidence. My fear is that we will be fighting to stay out of the bottom 3 - I really can't see us troubling the play off positions and I really can't see the unimpressive Hyppia still being at the club this time next year. We need a long term plan, a long term manager, we need investment. WE need to convince people to come to the Albion. In the last 2 years It's been people wanting to leave not join! A big, top down clearout is required.[/p][/quote]And I REALLY can't see you posting ANYTHING even remotely worthwhile or sincere in the next one hundred years, You boring troll. Captain Haddock
  • Score: -1

4:01pm Sat 12 Jul 14

sussexram40 says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
I'm afraid this sounds like desperation stations. I can't remember a pre-season where I've felt so lacking in confidence.
My fear is that we will be fighting to stay out of the bottom 3 - I really can't see us troubling the play off positions and I really can't see the unimpressive Hyppia still being at the club this time next year.
We need a long term plan, a long term manager, we need investment. WE need to convince people to come to the Albion. In the last 2 years It's been people wanting to leave not join!
A big, top down clearout is required.
And I REALLY can't see you posting ANYTHING even remotely worthwhile or sincere in the next one hundred years, You boring troll.
You and others don't like to face facts and read the truth.
If the Argus printed a report saying Hyypia was signing a 1 legged, blind man for £3 million there are people on here who would post saying it's a great bit of business, UTA, how Hyypia is a genius and trying to convince us that a 1 legged player will be more mobile and harder to tackle because there's one less leg to trip him up with.
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: I'm afraid this sounds like desperation stations. I can't remember a pre-season where I've felt so lacking in confidence. My fear is that we will be fighting to stay out of the bottom 3 - I really can't see us troubling the play off positions and I really can't see the unimpressive Hyppia still being at the club this time next year. We need a long term plan, a long term manager, we need investment. WE need to convince people to come to the Albion. In the last 2 years It's been people wanting to leave not join! A big, top down clearout is required.[/p][/quote]And I REALLY can't see you posting ANYTHING even remotely worthwhile or sincere in the next one hundred years, You boring troll.[/p][/quote]You and others don't like to face facts and read the truth. If the Argus printed a report saying Hyypia was signing a 1 legged, blind man for £3 million there are people on here who would post saying it's a great bit of business, UTA, how Hyypia is a genius and trying to convince us that a 1 legged player will be more mobile and harder to tackle because there's one less leg to trip him up with. sussexram40
  • Score: -3

4:08pm Sat 12 Jul 14

JeffLomer says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
I'm afraid this sounds like desperation stations. I can't remember a pre-season where I've felt so lacking in confidence.
My fear is that we will be fighting to stay out of the bottom 3 - I really can't see us troubling the play off positions and I really can't see the unimpressive Hyppia still being at the club this time next year.
We need a long term plan, a long term manager, we need investment. WE need to convince people to come to the Albion. In the last 2 years It's been people wanting to leave not join!
A big, top down clearout is required.
And I REALLY can't see you posting ANYTHING even remotely worthwhile or sincere in the next one hundred years, You boring troll.
You and others don't like to face facts and read the truth.
If the Argus printed a report saying Hyypia was signing a 1 legged, blind man for £3 million there are people on here who would post saying it's a great bit of business, UTA, how Hyypia is a genius and trying to convince us that a 1 legged player will be more mobile and harder to tackle because there's one less leg to trip him up with.
Idiot go away!!
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: I'm afraid this sounds like desperation stations. I can't remember a pre-season where I've felt so lacking in confidence. My fear is that we will be fighting to stay out of the bottom 3 - I really can't see us troubling the play off positions and I really can't see the unimpressive Hyppia still being at the club this time next year. We need a long term plan, a long term manager, we need investment. WE need to convince people to come to the Albion. In the last 2 years It's been people wanting to leave not join! A big, top down clearout is required.[/p][/quote]And I REALLY can't see you posting ANYTHING even remotely worthwhile or sincere in the next one hundred years, You boring troll.[/p][/quote]You and others don't like to face facts and read the truth. If the Argus printed a report saying Hyypia was signing a 1 legged, blind man for £3 million there are people on here who would post saying it's a great bit of business, UTA, how Hyypia is a genius and trying to convince us that a 1 legged player will be more mobile and harder to tackle because there's one less leg to trip him up with.[/p][/quote]Idiot go away!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 2

4:22pm Sat 12 Jul 14

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

Sid East Brighton wrote:
Attended the game last night. Wasn't very encouraging. But to be fair the Japan squad were all two years older than the Albion squad & six of the development squad were taken by the first team the day before to Pinatar Arena. There were at least five players on trial, lots of endeavor, very little refinement. two players that stood out above the rest, not by much as they were all poor, were goalkeeper Josh Smith & centre back Danny Paddoe. No sign of keeping possession with more attacking flair which Sammi wants to introduce into the 1st team. The Japan team were all university students all aged 21 or younger & not the full Japan U21 team. Pinatar Arena tonight for the Partick thistle game
Also thanks for the info.

On Seagulls player are higlights of the game and a interview with Simon Ireland.
[quote][p][bold]Sid East Brighton[/bold] wrote: Attended the game last night. Wasn't very encouraging. But to be fair the Japan squad were all two years older than the Albion squad & six of the development squad were taken by the first team the day before to Pinatar Arena. There were at least five players on trial, lots of endeavor, very little refinement. two players that stood out above the rest, not by much as they were all poor, were goalkeeper Josh Smith & centre back Danny Paddoe. No sign of keeping possession with more attacking flair which Sammi wants to introduce into the 1st team. The Japan team were all university students all aged 21 or younger & not the full Japan U21 team. Pinatar Arena tonight for the Partick thistle game[/p][/quote]Also thanks for the info. On Seagulls player are higlights of the game and a interview with Simon Ireland. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 9

4:30pm Sat 12 Jul 14

pte says...

tinker111 wrote:
arc12 wrote:
Or even £10k a week!!!
Sorry to say but at that money we will never get Champ/Prem players at club SO FANS IT IS DOWN TO YOU ????? CLUB OR YOUR MONEY don't think you can make a difference Gabbing on here it is with feet
I might have said the same a month ago but in the case of Ward the club has been proved right. No one else has come in for him at 13k pw so his market value is less than 10K per week. Why pay 3k a week over the market rate? If we paid more than the going rate on every player we'd go bust
[quote][p][bold]tinker111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arc12[/bold] wrote: Or even £10k a week!!![/p][/quote]Sorry to say but at that money we will never get Champ/Prem players at club SO FANS IT IS DOWN TO YOU ????? CLUB OR YOUR MONEY don't think you can make a difference Gabbing on here it is with feet[/p][/quote]I might have said the same a month ago but in the case of Ward the club has been proved right. No one else has come in for him at 13k pw so his market value is less than 10K per week. Why pay 3k a week over the market rate? If we paid more than the going rate on every player we'd go bust pte
  • Score: 7

4:32pm Sat 12 Jul 14

To baldly go says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
I'm afraid this sounds like desperation stations. I can't remember a pre-season where I've felt so lacking in confidence.
My fear is that we will be fighting to stay out of the bottom 3 - I really can't see us troubling the play off positions and I really can't see the unimpressive Hyppia still being at the club this time next year.
We need a long term plan, a long term manager, we need investment. WE need to convince people to come to the Albion. In the last 2 years It's been people wanting to leave not join!
A big, top down clearout is required.
And I REALLY can't see you posting ANYTHING even remotely worthwhile or sincere in the next one hundred years, You boring troll.
You and others don't like to face facts and read the truth.
If the Argus printed a report saying Hyypia was signing a 1 legged, blind man for £3 million there are people on here who would post saying it's a great bit of business, UTA, how Hyypia is a genius and trying to convince us that a 1 legged player will be more mobile and harder to tackle because there's one less leg to trip him up with.
The truth and the facts are we only have X to spend, and that has to cover wages and fees! I would like to live in a grand house but my income doesn't allow me to, so I buy the best I can afford and make my house the best in the road until my income allows me to upgrade, it's called living within your means, that is exactly what the club is doing. A hand full of players have left yes, most of them were loanees, the rest did not want to be here, we're not good enough or wanted the best long term deal they could get, it was their choice!
We will still be top 10 at least this season, yes the squad is a bit thin, but we have a good starting line up and by the end of August 4 or 5 players will fill the gaps, see where we are come January and maybe invest for a push for the play offs.
Starting 11 if all fit with out any new faces coming in?
Casper, Caldi/Bruno, Dunk, Greer, Chicksen,
Ince, Toko, Crofts, Buckley, Cms, Ulloa.
Subs from, Walton, Caldi/Bruno, Maksi, LuaLua, Jfc, Agustien, March, Stevens, throw in the DS lads Fenelon, Asmundson, Rea etc and we are not in to bad a position really!
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: I'm afraid this sounds like desperation stations. I can't remember a pre-season where I've felt so lacking in confidence. My fear is that we will be fighting to stay out of the bottom 3 - I really can't see us troubling the play off positions and I really can't see the unimpressive Hyppia still being at the club this time next year. We need a long term plan, a long term manager, we need investment. WE need to convince people to come to the Albion. In the last 2 years It's been people wanting to leave not join! A big, top down clearout is required.[/p][/quote]And I REALLY can't see you posting ANYTHING even remotely worthwhile or sincere in the next one hundred years, You boring troll.[/p][/quote]You and others don't like to face facts and read the truth. If the Argus printed a report saying Hyypia was signing a 1 legged, blind man for £3 million there are people on here who would post saying it's a great bit of business, UTA, how Hyypia is a genius and trying to convince us that a 1 legged player will be more mobile and harder to tackle because there's one less leg to trip him up with.[/p][/quote]The truth and the facts are we only have X to spend, and that has to cover wages and fees! I would like to live in a grand house but my income doesn't allow me to, so I buy the best I can afford and make my house the best in the road until my income allows me to upgrade, it's called living within your means, that is exactly what the club is doing. A hand full of players have left yes, most of them were loanees, the rest did not want to be here, we're not good enough or wanted the best long term deal they could get, it was their choice! We will still be top 10 at least this season, yes the squad is a bit thin, but we have a good starting line up and by the end of August 4 or 5 players will fill the gaps, see where we are come January and maybe invest for a push for the play offs. Starting 11 if all fit with out any new faces coming in? Casper, Caldi/Bruno, Dunk, Greer, Chicksen, Ince, Toko, Crofts, Buckley, Cms, Ulloa. Subs from, Walton, Caldi/Bruno, Maksi, LuaLua, Jfc, Agustien, March, Stevens, throw in the DS lads Fenelon, Asmundson, Rea etc and we are not in to bad a position really! To baldly go
  • Score: 9

4:34pm Sat 12 Jul 14

albionbloke says...

JeffLomer wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
I'm afraid this sounds like desperation stations. I can't remember a pre-season where I've felt so lacking in confidence.
My fear is that we will be fighting to stay out of the bottom 3 - I really can't see us troubling the play off positions and I really can't see the unimpressive Hyppia still being at the club this time next year.
We need a long term plan, a long term manager, we need investment. WE need to convince people to come to the Albion. In the last 2 years It's been people wanting to leave not join!
A big, top down clearout is required.
And I REALLY can't see you posting ANYTHING even remotely worthwhile or sincere in the next one hundred years, You boring troll.
You and others don't like to face facts and read the truth.
If the Argus printed a report saying Hyypia was signing a 1 legged, blind man for £3 million there are people on here who would post saying it's a great bit of business, UTA, how Hyypia is a genius and trying to convince us that a 1 legged player will be more mobile and harder to tackle because there's one less leg to trip him up with.
Idiot go away!!
Agreed Jeff, the doom and gloom merchants are out today aren't they! 'Ignore them' is still best tactic.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: I'm afraid this sounds like desperation stations. I can't remember a pre-season where I've felt so lacking in confidence. My fear is that we will be fighting to stay out of the bottom 3 - I really can't see us troubling the play off positions and I really can't see the unimpressive Hyppia still being at the club this time next year. We need a long term plan, a long term manager, we need investment. WE need to convince people to come to the Albion. In the last 2 years It's been people wanting to leave not join! A big, top down clearout is required.[/p][/quote]And I REALLY can't see you posting ANYTHING even remotely worthwhile or sincere in the next one hundred years, You boring troll.[/p][/quote]You and others don't like to face facts and read the truth. If the Argus printed a report saying Hyypia was signing a 1 legged, blind man for £3 million there are people on here who would post saying it's a great bit of business, UTA, how Hyypia is a genius and trying to convince us that a 1 legged player will be more mobile and harder to tackle because there's one less leg to trip him up with.[/p][/quote]Idiot go away!![/p][/quote]Agreed Jeff, the doom and gloom merchants are out today aren't they! 'Ignore them' is still best tactic. albionbloke
  • Score: 0

4:44pm Sat 12 Jul 14

JeffLomer says...

albionbloke wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
I'm afraid this sounds like desperation stations. I can't remember a pre-season where I've felt so lacking in confidence.
My fear is that we will be fighting to stay out of the bottom 3 - I really can't see us troubling the play off positions and I really can't see the unimpressive Hyppia still being at the club this time next year.
We need a long term plan, a long term manager, we need investment. WE need to convince people to come to the Albion. In the last 2 years It's been people wanting to leave not join!
A big, top down clearout is required.
And I REALLY can't see you posting ANYTHING even remotely worthwhile or sincere in the next one hundred years, You boring troll.
You and others don't like to face facts and read the truth.
If the Argus printed a report saying Hyypia was signing a 1 legged, blind man for £3 million there are people on here who would post saying it's a great bit of business, UTA, how Hyypia is a genius and trying to convince us that a 1 legged player will be more mobile and harder to tackle because there's one less leg to trip him up with.
Idiot go away!!
Agreed Jeff, the doom and gloom merchants are out today aren't they! 'Ignore them' is still best tactic.
Agreed but it is hard sometimes mate,
[quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: I'm afraid this sounds like desperation stations. I can't remember a pre-season where I've felt so lacking in confidence. My fear is that we will be fighting to stay out of the bottom 3 - I really can't see us troubling the play off positions and I really can't see the unimpressive Hyppia still being at the club this time next year. We need a long term plan, a long term manager, we need investment. WE need to convince people to come to the Albion. In the last 2 years It's been people wanting to leave not join! A big, top down clearout is required.[/p][/quote]And I REALLY can't see you posting ANYTHING even remotely worthwhile or sincere in the next one hundred years, You boring troll.[/p][/quote]You and others don't like to face facts and read the truth. If the Argus printed a report saying Hyypia was signing a 1 legged, blind man for £3 million there are people on here who would post saying it's a great bit of business, UTA, how Hyypia is a genius and trying to convince us that a 1 legged player will be more mobile and harder to tackle because there's one less leg to trip him up with.[/p][/quote]Idiot go away!![/p][/quote]Agreed Jeff, the doom and gloom merchants are out today aren't they! 'Ignore them' is still best tactic.[/p][/quote]Agreed but it is hard sometimes mate, JeffLomer
  • Score: -1

4:53pm Sat 12 Jul 14

arc12 says...

To baldly go wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
I'm afraid this sounds like desperation stations. I can't remember a pre-season where I've felt so lacking in confidence.
My fear is that we will be fighting to stay out of the bottom 3 - I really can't see us troubling the play off positions and I really can't see the unimpressive Hyppia still being at the club this time next year.
We need a long term plan, a long term manager, we need investment. WE need to convince people to come to the Albion. In the last 2 years It's been people wanting to leave not join!
A big, top down clearout is required.
And I REALLY can't see you posting ANYTHING even remotely worthwhile or sincere in the next one hundred years, You boring troll.
You and others don't like to face facts and read the truth.
If the Argus printed a report saying Hyypia was signing a 1 legged, blind man for £3 million there are people on here who would post saying it's a great bit of business, UTA, how Hyypia is a genius and trying to convince us that a 1 legged player will be more mobile and harder to tackle because there's one less leg to trip him up with.
The truth and the facts are we only have X to spend, and that has to cover wages and fees! I would like to live in a grand house but my income doesn't allow me to, so I buy the best I can afford and make my house the best in the road until my income allows me to upgrade, it's called living within your means, that is exactly what the club is doing. A hand full of players have left yes, most of them were loanees, the rest did not want to be here, we're not good enough or wanted the best long term deal they could get, it was their choice!
We will still be top 10 at least this season, yes the squad is a bit thin, but we have a good starting line up and by the end of August 4 or 5 players will fill the gaps, see where we are come January and maybe invest for a push for the play offs.
Starting 11 if all fit with out any new faces coming in?
Casper, Caldi/Bruno, Dunk, Greer, Chicksen,
Ince, Toko, Crofts, Buckley, Cms, Ulloa.
Subs from, Walton, Caldi/Bruno, Maksi, LuaLua, Jfc, Agustien, March, Stevens, throw in the DS lads Fenelon, Asmundson, Rea etc and we are not in to bad a position really!
Couldn't agree more - it is exactly that.... 'living within our means'. Some may say lack of ambition but is any supporter willing to come forward and pay the wages that Ward wants for example?

We have no divine right to be in the top 6 - some people need to get real. I don't care if other clubs are spending money they haven't got to chase the Premiership dream. I'd rather be in the lower reaches of the Championship and solvent than battling for the play-offs on borrowed money.

Yes I'm very pro giving our younger players a chance, and if that means we have to go back to go forward so be it. Debts incurred over the last few seasons have to be paid back somehow and before people start saying what about the £4m or so gained from player sales in January - well I suspect most went to reduce these debts and £0.5 went on the fee for Dale Stephens.

If people want the club to spend millions we haven't got then maybe these so called fans could re-mortgage their homes to help the club?
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: I'm afraid this sounds like desperation stations. I can't remember a pre-season where I've felt so lacking in confidence. My fear is that we will be fighting to stay out of the bottom 3 - I really can't see us troubling the play off positions and I really can't see the unimpressive Hyppia still being at the club this time next year. We need a long term plan, a long term manager, we need investment. WE need to convince people to come to the Albion. In the last 2 years It's been people wanting to leave not join! A big, top down clearout is required.[/p][/quote]And I REALLY can't see you posting ANYTHING even remotely worthwhile or sincere in the next one hundred years, You boring troll.[/p][/quote]You and others don't like to face facts and read the truth. If the Argus printed a report saying Hyypia was signing a 1 legged, blind man for £3 million there are people on here who would post saying it's a great bit of business, UTA, how Hyypia is a genius and trying to convince us that a 1 legged player will be more mobile and harder to tackle because there's one less leg to trip him up with.[/p][/quote]The truth and the facts are we only have X to spend, and that has to cover wages and fees! I would like to live in a grand house but my income doesn't allow me to, so I buy the best I can afford and make my house the best in the road until my income allows me to upgrade, it's called living within your means, that is exactly what the club is doing. A hand full of players have left yes, most of them were loanees, the rest did not want to be here, we're not good enough or wanted the best long term deal they could get, it was their choice! We will still be top 10 at least this season, yes the squad is a bit thin, but we have a good starting line up and by the end of August 4 or 5 players will fill the gaps, see where we are come January and maybe invest for a push for the play offs. Starting 11 if all fit with out any new faces coming in? Casper, Caldi/Bruno, Dunk, Greer, Chicksen, Ince, Toko, Crofts, Buckley, Cms, Ulloa. Subs from, Walton, Caldi/Bruno, Maksi, LuaLua, Jfc, Agustien, March, Stevens, throw in the DS lads Fenelon, Asmundson, Rea etc and we are not in to bad a position really![/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more - it is exactly that.... 'living within our means'. Some may say lack of ambition but is any supporter willing to come forward and pay the wages that Ward wants for example? We have no divine right to be in the top 6 - some people need to get real. I don't care if other clubs are spending money they haven't got to chase the Premiership dream. I'd rather be in the lower reaches of the Championship and solvent than battling for the play-offs on borrowed money. Yes I'm very pro giving our younger players a chance, and if that means we have to go back to go forward so be it. Debts incurred over the last few seasons have to be paid back somehow and before people start saying what about the £4m or so gained from player sales in January - well I suspect most went to reduce these debts and £0.5 went on the fee for Dale Stephens. If people want the club to spend millions we haven't got then maybe these so called fans could re-mortgage their homes to help the club? arc12
  • Score: 5

5:04pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Falmer Wizard says...

I am pleased to note that supporters are at last beginning to accept that we are likely to be a mid_table team in the Championship next season thus taking the pressure off our new manager,he is not going to have a large budget for new signings so let's keep off his back and see how he does
I am pleased to note that supporters are at last beginning to accept that we are likely to be a mid_table team in the Championship next season thus taking the pressure off our new manager,he is not going to have a large budget for new signings so let's keep off his back and see how he does Falmer Wizard
  • Score: 4

5:19pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Interesting... no place in the line up for Ulloa against Thistle. And not in the bench either. Ominous.

UTA!!
Interesting... no place in the line up for Ulloa against Thistle. And not in the bench either. Ominous. UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 1

5:27pm Sat 12 Jul 14

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

Falmer Wizard wrote:
I am pleased to note that supporters are at last beginning to accept that we are likely to be a mid_table team in the Championship next season thus taking the pressure off our new manager,he is not going to have a large budget for new signings so let's keep off his back and see how he does
Agree can hope for more and dream,Albion are a good very good championship team.

Lets get real,said it enough times the PL want,are changing rules-FFP no way if you want to play fair.

SH gets from me a thumbs up.

Then i did give OG a thumbs down and with what he had to work with did better than i thought we would.
[quote][p][bold]Falmer Wizard[/bold] wrote: I am pleased to note that supporters are at last beginning to accept that we are likely to be a mid_table team in the Championship next season thus taking the pressure off our new manager,he is not going to have a large budget for new signings so let's keep off his back and see how he does[/p][/quote]Agree can hope for more and dream,Albion are a good very good championship team. Lets get real,said it enough times the PL want,are changing rules-FFP no way if you want to play fair. SH gets from me a thumbs up. Then i did give OG a thumbs down and with what he had to work with did better than i thought we would. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 1

5:28pm Sat 12 Jul 14

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

Falmer Wizard wrote:
I am pleased to note that supporters are at last beginning to accept that we are likely to be a mid_table team in the Championship next season thus taking the pressure off our new manager,he is not going to have a large budget for new signings so let's keep off his back and see how he does
Agree can hope for more and dream,Albion are a good very good championship team.

Lets get real,said it enough times the PL want,are changing rules-FFP no way if you want to play fair.

SH gets from me a thumbs up.

Then i did give OG a thumbs down and with what he had to work with did better than i thought we would.
[quote][p][bold]Falmer Wizard[/bold] wrote: I am pleased to note that supporters are at last beginning to accept that we are likely to be a mid_table team in the Championship next season thus taking the pressure off our new manager,he is not going to have a large budget for new signings so let's keep off his back and see how he does[/p][/quote]Agree can hope for more and dream,Albion are a good very good championship team. Lets get real,said it enough times the PL want,are changing rules-FFP no way if you want to play fair. SH gets from me a thumbs up. Then i did give OG a thumbs down and with what he had to work with did better than i thought we would. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 2

5:33pm Sat 12 Jul 14

gordongull says...

JeffLomer wrote:
albionbloke wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
I'm afraid this sounds like desperation stations. I can't remember a pre-season where I've felt so lacking in confidence.
My fear is that we will be fighting to stay out of the bottom 3 - I really can't see us troubling the play off positions and I really can't see the unimpressive Hyppia still being at the club this time next year.
We need a long term plan, a long term manager, we need investment. WE need to convince people to come to the Albion. In the last 2 years It's been people wanting to leave not join!
A big, top down clearout is required.
And I REALLY can't see you posting ANYTHING even remotely worthwhile or sincere in the next one hundred years, You boring troll.
You and others don't like to face facts and read the truth.
If the Argus printed a report saying Hyypia was signing a 1 legged, blind man for £3 million there are people on here who would post saying it's a great bit of business, UTA, how Hyypia is a genius and trying to convince us that a 1 legged player will be more mobile and harder to tackle because there's one less leg to trip him up with.
Idiot go away!!
Agreed Jeff, the doom and gloom merchants are out today aren't they! 'Ignore them' is still best tactic.
Agreed but it is hard sometimes mate,
The fact is, there aren't any facts yet, just predictions and opinions.
Many of the predictions that appear on these pages are excessively gloomy, but are based on nothing more than the posters' natural pessimism. or in some cases, a desire to spread anxiety or dissatisfaction.
When there are some facts, for example players signed, matches played, points on the board, it will be easy to see if there is any cause for concern. At this stage it is nothing more than opinions.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: I'm afraid this sounds like desperation stations. I can't remember a pre-season where I've felt so lacking in confidence. My fear is that we will be fighting to stay out of the bottom 3 - I really can't see us troubling the play off positions and I really can't see the unimpressive Hyppia still being at the club this time next year. We need a long term plan, a long term manager, we need investment. WE need to convince people to come to the Albion. In the last 2 years It's been people wanting to leave not join! A big, top down clearout is required.[/p][/quote]And I REALLY can't see you posting ANYTHING even remotely worthwhile or sincere in the next one hundred years, You boring troll.[/p][/quote]You and others don't like to face facts and read the truth. If the Argus printed a report saying Hyypia was signing a 1 legged, blind man for £3 million there are people on here who would post saying it's a great bit of business, UTA, how Hyypia is a genius and trying to convince us that a 1 legged player will be more mobile and harder to tackle because there's one less leg to trip him up with.[/p][/quote]Idiot go away!![/p][/quote]Agreed Jeff, the doom and gloom merchants are out today aren't they! 'Ignore them' is still best tactic.[/p][/quote]Agreed but it is hard sometimes mate,[/p][/quote]The fact is, there aren't any facts yet, just predictions and opinions. Many of the predictions that appear on these pages are excessively gloomy, but are based on nothing more than the posters' natural pessimism. or in some cases, a desire to spread anxiety or dissatisfaction. When there are some facts, for example players signed, matches played, points on the board, it will be easy to see if there is any cause for concern. At this stage it is nothing more than opinions. gordongull
  • Score: 1

5:39pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Clean Sheet says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Interesting... no place in the line up for Ulloa against Thistle. And not in the bench either. Ominous.

UTA!!
Yes, good spot. He must either be injured or off. Not good!
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Interesting... no place in the line up for Ulloa against Thistle. And not in the bench either. Ominous. UTA!![/p][/quote]Yes, good spot. He must either be injured or off. Not good! Clean Sheet
  • Score: 2

5:41pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Clean Sheet wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Interesting... no place in the line up for Ulloa against Thistle. And not in the bench either. Ominous.

UTA!!
Yes, good spot. He must either be injured or off. Not good!
No reports of injury. If anyone is not aware, the game is being streamed live on a YouTube link from kick off at 6pm UK time. Find it via the website is easiest link.
[quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Interesting... no place in the line up for Ulloa against Thistle. And not in the bench either. Ominous. UTA!![/p][/quote]Yes, good spot. He must either be injured or off. Not good![/p][/quote]No reports of injury. If anyone is not aware, the game is being streamed live on a YouTube link from kick off at 6pm UK time. Find it via the website is easiest link. Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 3

5:48pm Sat 12 Jul 14

jcrumplinfootballgenius says...

I bet Ulloa must be thrilled by the news of the arrival of more development players ! At the moment we are seriously in danger of losing our key players to either lesser financial positioned premiership clubs ie. Leicester Burnley etc or to our more ambitious so clled championship rivals.
One thing is for certain this club has become more financially frugal and long term focussed but at the risk of swapping places with lower positioned teams like Crawley Town FC in Div 1.
Unless we make strong signings imminently so that they can blend in, the fantastic facilities made available by TB could count for nothing.
I bet Ulloa must be thrilled by the news of the arrival of more development players ! At the moment we are seriously in danger of losing our key players to either lesser financial positioned premiership clubs ie. Leicester Burnley etc or to our more ambitious so clled championship rivals. One thing is for certain this club has become more financially frugal and long term focussed but at the risk of swapping places with lower positioned teams like Crawley Town FC in Div 1. Unless we make strong signings imminently so that they can blend in, the fantastic facilities made available by TB could count for nothing. jcrumplinfootballgenius
  • Score: -3

5:51pm Sat 12 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Clean Sheet wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Interesting... no place in the line up for Ulloa against Thistle. And not in the bench either. Ominous.

UTA!!
Yes, good spot. He must either be injured or off. Not good!
No reports of injury. If anyone is not aware, the game is being streamed live on a YouTube link from kick off at 6pm UK time. Find it via the website is easiest link.
Hi SSI

Can you give me the search criteria for the you tube broadcast please.
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Interesting... no place in the line up for Ulloa against Thistle. And not in the bench either. Ominous. UTA!![/p][/quote]Yes, good spot. He must either be injured or off. Not good![/p][/quote]No reports of injury. If anyone is not aware, the game is being streamed live on a YouTube link from kick off at 6pm UK time. Find it via the website is easiest link.[/p][/quote]Hi SSI Can you give me the search criteria for the you tube broadcast please. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

5:53pm Sat 12 Jul 14

gordongull says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Clean Sheet wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Interesting... no place in the line up for Ulloa against Thistle. And not in the bench either. Ominous.

UTA!!
Yes, good spot. He must either be injured or off. Not good!
No reports of injury. If anyone is not aware, the game is being streamed live on a YouTube link from kick off at 6pm UK time. Find it via the website is easiest link.
Thanks for that, Singing Seagull.
On the subject of Ulloa, I think an early conclusion would be good news. The last thing we need is a protracted transfer saga disrupting this summer's transfer activity.
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Interesting... no place in the line up for Ulloa against Thistle. And not in the bench either. Ominous. UTA!![/p][/quote]Yes, good spot. He must either be injured or off. Not good![/p][/quote]No reports of injury. If anyone is not aware, the game is being streamed live on a YouTube link from kick off at 6pm UK time. Find it via the website is easiest link.[/p][/quote]Thanks for that, Singing Seagull. On the subject of Ulloa, I think an early conclusion would be good news. The last thing we need is a protracted transfer saga disrupting this summer's transfer activity. gordongull
  • Score: 2

5:55pm Sat 12 Jul 14

gordongull says...

I just typed in 'Brighton Partick Thistle' on the Youtube home page.
I just typed in 'Brighton Partick Thistle' on the Youtube home page. gordongull
  • Score: 5

5:59pm Sat 12 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

gordongull wrote:
I just typed in 'Brighton Partick Thistle' on the Youtube home page.
thanks Gordon
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: I just typed in 'Brighton Partick Thistle' on the Youtube home page.[/p][/quote]thanks Gordon VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

6:01pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Piglet1 says...

pte wrote:
tinker111 wrote:
arc12 wrote:
Or even £10k a week!!!
Sorry to say but at that money we will never get Champ/Prem players at club SO FANS IT IS DOWN TO YOU ????? CLUB OR YOUR MONEY don't think you can make a difference Gabbing on here it is with feet
I might have said the same a month ago but in the case of Ward the club has been proved right. No one else has come in for him at 13k pw so his market value is less than 10K per week. Why pay 3k a week over the market rate? If we paid more than the going rate on every player we'd go bust
Common sense at last from someone who has a business brain.
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinker111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arc12[/bold] wrote: Or even £10k a week!!![/p][/quote]Sorry to say but at that money we will never get Champ/Prem players at club SO FANS IT IS DOWN TO YOU ????? CLUB OR YOUR MONEY don't think you can make a difference Gabbing on here it is with feet[/p][/quote]I might have said the same a month ago but in the case of Ward the club has been proved right. No one else has come in for him at 13k pw so his market value is less than 10K per week. Why pay 3k a week over the market rate? If we paid more than the going rate on every player we'd go bust[/p][/quote]Common sense at last from someone who has a business brain. Piglet1
  • Score: 5

6:02pm Sat 12 Jul 14

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

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Clean Sheet wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Interesting... no place in the line up for Ulloa against Thistle. And not in the bench either. Ominous.

UTA!!
Yes, good spot. He must either be injured or off. Not good!
No reports of injury. If anyone is not aware, the game is being streamed live on a YouTube link from kick off at 6pm UK time. Find it via the website is easiest link.
Thanks
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Interesting... no place in the line up for Ulloa against Thistle. And not in the bench either. Ominous. UTA!![/p][/quote]Yes, good spot. He must either be injured or off. Not good![/p][/quote]No reports of injury. If anyone is not aware, the game is being streamed live on a YouTube link from kick off at 6pm UK time. Find it via the website is easiest link.[/p][/quote]Thanks don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 2

6:06pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Gee Jay says...

Clean Sheet wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote: Interesting... no place in the line up for Ulloa against Thistle. And not in the bench either. Ominous. UTA!!
Yes, good spot. He must either be injured or off. Not good!
I'm afraid it is likely to be the latter, the lure of Premiership football and wages to go with it are too great in this day and age.
Many clubs would love to have a player who could be sold for several million.
A boost for the transfer kitty.
When Leo pushed his way through the Derby fans on the pitch to come over to thank the Albion fans, I did wonder if it was a 'goodbye'.
Anyway.......Glass half full chaps, onwards and upwards!
[quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Interesting... no place in the line up for Ulloa against Thistle. And not in the bench either. Ominous. UTA!![/p][/quote]Yes, good spot. He must either be injured or off. Not good![/p][/quote]I'm afraid it is likely to be the latter, the lure of Premiership football and wages to go with it are too great in this day and age. Many clubs would love to have a player who could be sold for several million. A boost for the transfer kitty. When Leo pushed his way through the Derby fans on the pitch to come over to thank the Albion fans, I did wonder if it was a 'goodbye'. Anyway.......Glass half full chaps, onwards and upwards! Gee Jay
  • Score: 5

6:08pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
I'm afraid this sounds like desperation stations. I can't remember a pre-season where I've felt so lacking in confidence.
My fear is that we will be fighting to stay out of the bottom 3 - I really can't see us troubling the play off positions and I really can't see the unimpressive Hyppia still being at the club this time next year.
We need a long term plan, a long term manager, we need investment. WE need to convince people to come to the Albion. In the last 2 years It's been people wanting to leave not join!
A big, top down clearout is required.
And I REALLY can't see you posting ANYTHING even remotely worthwhile or sincere in the next one hundred years, You boring troll.
You and others don't like to face facts and read the truth.
If the Argus printed a report saying Hyypia was signing a 1 legged, blind man for £3 million there are people on here who would post saying it's a great bit of business, UTA, how Hyypia is a genius and trying to convince us that a 1 legged player will be more mobile and harder to tackle because there's one less leg to trip him up with.
You open with an interesting comment, given that your original post didn't ccontain any facts, only opinion. "I'm afraid" "My fear" "I really can't see" etc etc etc. You sounds just like someone else on here.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: I'm afraid this sounds like desperation stations. I can't remember a pre-season where I've felt so lacking in confidence. My fear is that we will be fighting to stay out of the bottom 3 - I really can't see us troubling the play off positions and I really can't see the unimpressive Hyppia still being at the club this time next year. We need a long term plan, a long term manager, we need investment. WE need to convince people to come to the Albion. In the last 2 years It's been people wanting to leave not join! A big, top down clearout is required.[/p][/quote]And I REALLY can't see you posting ANYTHING even remotely worthwhile or sincere in the next one hundred years, You boring troll.[/p][/quote]You and others don't like to face facts and read the truth. If the Argus printed a report saying Hyypia was signing a 1 legged, blind man for £3 million there are people on here who would post saying it's a great bit of business, UTA, how Hyypia is a genius and trying to convince us that a 1 legged player will be more mobile and harder to tackle because there's one less leg to trip him up with.[/p][/quote]You open with an interesting comment, given that your original post didn't ccontain any facts, only opinion. "I'm afraid" "My fear" "I really can't see" etc etc etc. You sounds just like someone else on here. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: -1

7:28pm Sat 12 Jul 14

JeffLomer says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
I'm afraid this sounds like desperation stations. I can't remember a pre-season where I've felt so lacking in confidence.
My fear is that we will be fighting to stay out of the bottom 3 - I really can't see us troubling the play off positions and I really can't see the unimpressive Hyppia still being at the club this time next year.
We need a long term plan, a long term manager, we need investment. WE need to convince people to come to the Albion. In the last 2 years It's been people wanting to leave not join!
A big, top down clearout is required.
And I REALLY can't see you posting ANYTHING even remotely worthwhile or sincere in the next one hundred years, You boring troll.
You and others don't like to face facts and read the truth.
If the Argus printed a report saying Hyypia was signing a 1 legged, blind man for £3 million there are people on here who would post saying it's a great bit of business, UTA, how Hyypia is a genius and trying to convince us that a 1 legged player will be more mobile and harder to tackle because there's one less leg to trip him up with.
You open with an interesting comment, given that your original post didn't ccontain any facts, only opinion. "I'm afraid" "My fear" "I really can't see" etc etc etc. You sounds just like someone else on here.
Hi Arnie, I thought that a while ago does it end in sea his name, just seems the same person but under a different name, no Leo tonight not sure what to make off that!!
Up the Albion!!
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: I'm afraid this sounds like desperation stations. I can't remember a pre-season where I've felt so lacking in confidence. My fear is that we will be fighting to stay out of the bottom 3 - I really can't see us troubling the play off positions and I really can't see the unimpressive Hyppia still being at the club this time next year. We need a long term plan, a long term manager, we need investment. WE need to convince people to come to the Albion. In the last 2 years It's been people wanting to leave not join! A big, top down clearout is required.[/p][/quote]And I REALLY can't see you posting ANYTHING even remotely worthwhile or sincere in the next one hundred years, You boring troll.[/p][/quote]You and others don't like to face facts and read the truth. If the Argus printed a report saying Hyypia was signing a 1 legged, blind man for £3 million there are people on here who would post saying it's a great bit of business, UTA, how Hyypia is a genius and trying to convince us that a 1 legged player will be more mobile and harder to tackle because there's one less leg to trip him up with.[/p][/quote]You open with an interesting comment, given that your original post didn't ccontain any facts, only opinion. "I'm afraid" "My fear" "I really can't see" etc etc etc. You sounds just like someone else on here.[/p][/quote]Hi Arnie, I thought that a while ago does it end in sea his name, just seems the same person but under a different name, no Leo tonight not sure what to make off that!! Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: -1

7:56pm Sat 12 Jul 14

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

Game just finished ,there seems to be one loyal,albion till i die that posts during the game.

Proven a big wum.
Game just finished ,there seems to be one loyal,albion till i die that posts during the game. Proven a big wum. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 1

10:42pm Sat 12 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
I'm afraid this sounds like desperation stations. I can't remember a pre-season where I've felt so lacking in confidence.
My fear is that we will be fighting to stay out of the bottom 3 - I really can't see us troubling the play off positions and I really can't see the unimpressive Hyppia still being at the club this time next year.
We need a long term plan, a long term manager, we need investment. WE need to convince people to come to the Albion. In the last 2 years It's been people wanting to leave not join!
A big, top down clearout is required.
And I REALLY can't see you posting ANYTHING even remotely worthwhile or sincere in the next one hundred years, You boring troll.
You and others don't like to face facts and read the truth.
If the Argus printed a report saying Hyypia was signing a 1 legged, blind man for £3 million there are people on here who would post saying it's a great bit of business, UTA, how Hyypia is a genius and trying to convince us that a 1 legged player will be more mobile and harder to tackle because there's one less leg to trip him up with.
You open with an interesting comment, given that your original post didn't ccontain any facts, only opinion. "I'm afraid" "My fear" "I really can't see" etc etc etc. You sounds just like someone else on here.
Hi Arnie, I thought that a while ago does it end in sea his name, just seems the same person but under a different name, no Leo tonight not sure what to make off that!!
Up the Albion!!
Problem is some on here make themselves look fools by stating, 'facts,' that prove to be BS, so then they create another name but they can't hide, their comments and style of phrase gives them away.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: I'm afraid this sounds like desperation stations. I can't remember a pre-season where I've felt so lacking in confidence. My fear is that we will be fighting to stay out of the bottom 3 - I really can't see us troubling the play off positions and I really can't see the unimpressive Hyppia still being at the club this time next year. We need a long term plan, a long term manager, we need investment. WE need to convince people to come to the Albion. In the last 2 years It's been people wanting to leave not join! A big, top down clearout is required.[/p][/quote]And I REALLY can't see you posting ANYTHING even remotely worthwhile or sincere in the next one hundred years, You boring troll.[/p][/quote]You and others don't like to face facts and read the truth. If the Argus printed a report saying Hyypia was signing a 1 legged, blind man for £3 million there are people on here who would post saying it's a great bit of business, UTA, how Hyypia is a genius and trying to convince us that a 1 legged player will be more mobile and harder to tackle because there's one less leg to trip him up with.[/p][/quote]You open with an interesting comment, given that your original post didn't ccontain any facts, only opinion. "I'm afraid" "My fear" "I really can't see" etc etc etc. You sounds just like someone else on here.[/p][/quote]Hi Arnie, I thought that a while ago does it end in sea his name, just seems the same person but under a different name, no Leo tonight not sure what to make off that!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]Problem is some on here make themselves look fools by stating, 'facts,' that prove to be BS, so then they create another name but they can't hide, their comments and style of phrase gives them away. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

2:14pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Captain Haddock says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
I'm afraid this sounds like desperation stations. I can't remember a pre-season where I've felt so lacking in confidence.
My fear is that we will be fighting to stay out of the bottom 3 - I really can't see us troubling the play off positions and I really can't see the unimpressive Hyppia still being at the club this time next year.
We need a long term plan, a long term manager, we need investment. WE need to convince people to come to the Albion. In the last 2 years It's been people wanting to leave not join!
A big, top down clearout is required.
And I REALLY can't see you posting ANYTHING even remotely worthwhile or sincere in the next one hundred years, You boring troll.
You and others don't like to face facts and read the truth.
If the Argus printed a report saying Hyypia was signing a 1 legged, blind man for £3 million there are people on here who would post saying it's a great bit of business, UTA, how Hyypia is a genius and trying to convince us that a 1 legged player will be more mobile and harder to tackle because there's one less leg to trip him up with.
Don't patronise me, you tedious WUM. You are not a fan and post one-sided diatribe for a reaction. I have a pretty good knowledge of football - as a fan - and make rational thoughts known own here based on that knowledge and any hunches. I don't spout club propaganda as I have my own mind....jealous?
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: I'm afraid this sounds like desperation stations. I can't remember a pre-season where I've felt so lacking in confidence. My fear is that we will be fighting to stay out of the bottom 3 - I really can't see us troubling the play off positions and I really can't see the unimpressive Hyppia still being at the club this time next year. We need a long term plan, a long term manager, we need investment. WE need to convince people to come to the Albion. In the last 2 years It's been people wanting to leave not join! A big, top down clearout is required.[/p][/quote]And I REALLY can't see you posting ANYTHING even remotely worthwhile or sincere in the next one hundred years, You boring troll.[/p][/quote]You and others don't like to face facts and read the truth. If the Argus printed a report saying Hyypia was signing a 1 legged, blind man for £3 million there are people on here who would post saying it's a great bit of business, UTA, how Hyypia is a genius and trying to convince us that a 1 legged player will be more mobile and harder to tackle because there's one less leg to trip him up with.[/p][/quote]Don't patronise me, you tedious WUM. You are not a fan and post one-sided diatribe for a reaction. I have a pretty good knowledge of football - as a fan - and make rational thoughts known own here based on that knowledge and any hunches. I don't spout club propaganda as I have my own mind....jealous? Captain Haddock
  • Score: 3
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