The ArgusIt's so far, so good for Albion in pre-season says Hyypia (From The Argus)

Get involved: Send your news, views, pictures and video by texting SUPIC to 80360 or email us.

It's so far, so good for Albion in pre-season says Hyypia

The Argus: Sami Hyypia is happy so far with performances but knows there is a long way to go Sami Hyypia is happy so far with performances but knows there is a long way to go

Sami Hyypia has issued a “so far, so good” verdict on Albion’s pre-season performances so far.

But the Seagulls boss admits there is a long way to before his side are ready for the Championship.

Albion defeated Partick Thistle 4-0 in Spain in their second friendly of the summer with four senior players watching from the sidelines.

Leo Ulloa (ankle) and Kazenga LuaLua (groin) were kept out as a precautionary measure while Andrew Crofts and Dale Stephens are recovering from longer term problems.

Fans were last night still hoping for imminent additions to the squad while Ulloa remains a transfer target for Leicester City.

Hyypia said: “We have had two games, we scored nine goals and didn’t let any in so we can be happy with that.

“But we are still a long way to go from where I would like the team to be.

“We still have four weeks to work on it and hopefully on August 9 we are ready.”

Hyypia is in regular talks with the club over signings but has been encouraged by what he has seen from the players already on board.

He added: “I know we have some quality in the squad and our job as a coaching team is to get all the quality out when it really matters.”

Crofts hopes to play towards the end of pre-season as he continues his recovery from a serious knee injury.

Lewis Dunk limped out of the win over Partick in the closing stages.

Comments (60)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

6:22am Mon 14 Jul 14

harmoye says...

Hypia better get his finger out and take Leicester's offer for Ulloa quick as
interest in this cat and mouse chase is waning.

Brighton won't have two pennies for buying players if they are not careful !
Hypia better get his finger out and take Leicester's offer for Ulloa quick as interest in this cat and mouse chase is waning. Brighton won't have two pennies for buying players if they are not careful ! harmoye
  • Score: -66

7:06am Mon 14 Jul 14

Conelli98 says...

I'm bored already and it's 7.03am. Either sell him quick or let's get on with it as it can't be good for squad or player let alone fans.
I'm bored already and it's 7.03am. Either sell him quick or let's get on with it as it can't be good for squad or player let alone fans. Conelli98
  • Score: -34

7:08am Mon 14 Jul 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Headline translates as, ok considering there's no proper players but concerned about the distinct lack of transfer activity.
Headline translates as, ok considering there's no proper players but concerned about the distinct lack of transfer activity. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -39

7:37am Mon 14 Jul 14

albionbloke says...

First 3 posts from our resident idiots. Talk about repetitive bore.
First 3 posts from our resident idiots. Talk about repetitive bore. albionbloke
  • Score: 37

7:45am Mon 14 Jul 14

brightonup says...

albionbloke wrote:
First 3 posts from our resident idiots. Talk about repetitive bore.
...all the same idiot methinks.
Certainly boring and repetitive!
[quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: First 3 posts from our resident idiots. Talk about repetitive bore.[/p][/quote]...all the same idiot methinks. Certainly boring and repetitive! brightonup
  • Score: 31

8:09am Mon 14 Jul 14

Never_Wrong says...

Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.
Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign. Never_Wrong
  • Score: 18

8:16am Mon 14 Jul 14

mark by the sea says...

Never_Wrong wrote:
Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.
Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year,
We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .
[quote][p][bold]Never_Wrong[/bold] wrote: Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.[/p][/quote]Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year, We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending . mark by the sea
  • Score: 8

8:27am Mon 14 Jul 14

kipper12 says...

its all getting a bit worrying for me ...... we need to make signings , and fast !! if ulloa and kaz are going , and want to go ..get the deal done and spend wisely.
our current squad is good , but not good enough to make a challenge.
i worry that we will have a mid to lower league season if we don't get a few decent players in. why is it the same every year ?? we wait and wait for news of new blood then last minute we sign a couple as if we are desperate
im sure the suits are targeting various players , but are trying to get them too cheaply. hence why the all go to other clubs who are willing to pay the going rate ...... its worrying , but i think i have the faith in the board !!!!! UTA
its all getting a bit worrying for me ...... we need to make signings , and fast !! if ulloa and kaz are going , and want to go ..get the deal done and spend wisely. our current squad is good , but not good enough to make a challenge. i worry that we will have a mid to lower league season if we don't get a few decent players in. why is it the same every year ?? we wait and wait for news of new blood then last minute we sign a couple as if we are desperate im sure the suits are targeting various players , but are trying to get them too cheaply. hence why the all go to other clubs who are willing to pay the going rate ...... its worrying , but i think i have the faith in the board !!!!! UTA kipper12
  • Score: 5

8:30am Mon 14 Jul 14

Whydontukick off says...

The lack of information on signings is the same every year, we should be used to it by now ! The ARGUS "waffles" a lot to try and entertain us ! Those with brains enough to know how the system works, accepts this. Those who don't know the system whinge and complain, and unfortunately we find that less than entertaining . Personally I'm surprised TB didn't put in an offer for Suarez ! (Or did he and the Argus missed it ) ? hahahahahaha
The lack of information on signings is the same every year, we should be used to it by now ! The ARGUS "waffles" a lot to try and entertain us ! Those with brains enough to know how the system works, accepts this. Those who don't know the system whinge and complain, and unfortunately we find that less than entertaining . Personally I'm surprised TB didn't put in an offer for Suarez ! (Or did he and the Argus missed it ) ? hahahahahaha Whydontukick off
  • Score: 8

8:30am Mon 14 Jul 14

Uckfield Seagull says...

Will everybody please put a bit of trust in Sammy, just maybe the players want to stay and work under him, anyone would think we are in a dyer situation, I am very confident we will have a good season, with or without certain players, let Sammy do his job, players will want to play for Hyypia
Will everybody please put a bit of trust in Sammy, just maybe the players want to stay and work under him, anyone would think we are in a dyer situation, I am very confident we will have a good season, with or without certain players, let Sammy do his job, players will want to play for Hyypia Uckfield Seagull
  • Score: 29

9:27am Mon 14 Jul 14

JeffLomer says...

Uckfield Seagull wrote:
Will everybody please put a bit of trust in Sammy, just maybe the players want to stay and work under him, anyone would think we are in a dyer situation, I am very confident we will have a good season, with or without certain players, let Sammy do his job, players will want to play for Hyypia
Morning nice to read one positive post out off ten not bad for a Monday I suppose, your right lat Sami do his job and the men who are getting players in do there's, simple really but not to many would agree,
Up the Albion!!
[quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: Will everybody please put a bit of trust in Sammy, just maybe the players want to stay and work under him, anyone would think we are in a dyer situation, I am very confident we will have a good season, with or without certain players, let Sammy do his job, players will want to play for Hyypia[/p][/quote]Morning nice to read one positive post out off ten not bad for a Monday I suppose, your right lat Sami do his job and the men who are getting players in do there's, simple really but not to many would agree, Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 9

10:02am Mon 14 Jul 14

mikeygit says...

Kipper--who has indicated that Kaz is going?? Thought he was still Newcastles player anyway?? We have no need to sell Ulloa---and it will be a boost if he stays--but if we get a really silly offer then it makes business sense to let him go. But the longer this drags on the more difficult it will be to get a replacement if he does go. We seem to be in this position each season beginning!! Tell his wife there is no beach in Leicester or London lifestyle!! and she won´t be able to understand what they say!! Me duck!--no offence all in Leicester--some of my relations once lived there.
Kipper--who has indicated that Kaz is going?? Thought he was still Newcastles player anyway?? We have no need to sell Ulloa---and it will be a boost if he stays--but if we get a really silly offer then it makes business sense to let him go. But the longer this drags on the more difficult it will be to get a replacement if he does go. We seem to be in this position each season beginning!! Tell his wife there is no beach in Leicester or London lifestyle!! and she won´t be able to understand what they say!! Me duck!--no offence all in Leicester--some of my relations once lived there. mikeygit
  • Score: -15

10:05am Mon 14 Jul 14

mikeygit says...

whydontukick----as you say perhaps TB did put an offer in for Suarez and did not bite!!!
whydontukick----as you say perhaps TB did put an offer in for Suarez and did not bite!!! mikeygit
  • Score: -2

10:17am Mon 14 Jul 14

tug509 says...

Kaz is Brighton`s player thankfully ,and had his one year contract extension activated ,thank heavens . Just got that feeling that something significant will happen today ,no reason ,probably just wishful thinking ,as for Sami ,couldn`t be happier with the guy ,great fit for our club ,if he can get half a squad playing good football ,just think what he will do with the full quota in . UTA
Kaz is Brighton`s player thankfully ,and had his one year contract extension activated ,thank heavens . Just got that feeling that something significant will happen today ,no reason ,probably just wishful thinking ,as for Sami ,couldn`t be happier with the guy ,great fit for our club ,if he can get half a squad playing good football ,just think what he will do with the full quota in . UTA tug509
  • Score: 2

10:26am Mon 14 Jul 14

kipper12 says...

mikeygit wrote:
Kipper--who has indicated that Kaz is going?? Thought he was still Newcastles player anyway?? We have no need to sell Ulloa---and it will be a boost if he stays--but if we get a really silly offer then it makes business sense to let him go. But the longer this drags on the more difficult it will be to get a replacement if he does go. We seem to be in this position each season beginning!! Tell his wife there is no beach in Leicester or London lifestyle!! and she won´t be able to understand what they say!! Me duck!--no offence all in Leicester--some of my relations once lived there.
according to a couple of papers last week kaz was being targeted by southampton !!
believe what you will !!
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Kipper--who has indicated that Kaz is going?? Thought he was still Newcastles player anyway?? We have no need to sell Ulloa---and it will be a boost if he stays--but if we get a really silly offer then it makes business sense to let him go. But the longer this drags on the more difficult it will be to get a replacement if he does go. We seem to be in this position each season beginning!! Tell his wife there is no beach in Leicester or London lifestyle!! and she won´t be able to understand what they say!! Me duck!--no offence all in Leicester--some of my relations once lived there.[/p][/quote]according to a couple of papers last week kaz was being targeted by southampton !! believe what you will !! kipper12
  • Score: 3

10:34am Mon 14 Jul 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Uckfield Seagull wrote:
Will everybody please put a bit of trust in Sammy, just maybe the players want to stay and work under him, anyone would think we are in a dyer situation, I am very confident we will have a good season, with or without certain players, let Sammy do his job, players will want to play for Hyypia
Good post although the situation could be called dire re your spelling.
Seriously though, why are people on here so negative?
It's a new start for everyone and we need to be more positive.
We may have reservations but let's wait and see before we start dooming and glooming.
I've a feeling we may be pleasantly surprised this coming season and Sami appears to be realistic in his approach. UTA
[quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: Will everybody please put a bit of trust in Sammy, just maybe the players want to stay and work under him, anyone would think we are in a dyer situation, I am very confident we will have a good season, with or without certain players, let Sammy do his job, players will want to play for Hyypia[/p][/quote]Good post although the situation could be called dire re your spelling. Seriously though, why are people on here so negative? It's a new start for everyone and we need to be more positive. We may have reservations but let's wait and see before we start dooming and glooming. I've a feeling we may be pleasantly surprised this coming season and Sami appears to be realistic in his approach. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 2

10:38am Mon 14 Jul 14

Clean Sheet says...

Good players will always be targeted by other clubs, so this sort of activity is normal, albeit unsettling for the team and us fans. Ulloa was a brilliant signing by the club, although I was one of the doubters when we targetted him, a Spanish Div 2 player! However, he has turned out to be a great goal scorer for us. Will he score in the PL? That is for others to decide. Kaz has been great on occasions for us, but frustratingly inconsistent. He will skin defences, and score the occasional goal. Will we miss them? It depends on replacements surely.
Good players will always be targeted by other clubs, so this sort of activity is normal, albeit unsettling for the team and us fans. Ulloa was a brilliant signing by the club, although I was one of the doubters when we targetted him, a Spanish Div 2 player! However, he has turned out to be a great goal scorer for us. Will he score in the PL? That is for others to decide. Kaz has been great on occasions for us, but frustratingly inconsistent. He will skin defences, and score the occasional goal. Will we miss them? It depends on replacements surely. Clean Sheet
  • Score: 1

10:42am Mon 14 Jul 14

harmoye says...

You won't be getting ANY new players without selling Ulloa !

Sad thing is, Leicester doesn't want him anymore !

Hyypia has messed up, and Brighton haven't go two brass farthings to rub together !

Relegation from the Championship is my prediction for Brighton this term !
You won't be getting ANY new players without selling Ulloa ! Sad thing is, Leicester doesn't want him anymore ! Hyypia has messed up, and Brighton haven't go two brass farthings to rub together ! Relegation from the Championship is my prediction for Brighton this term ! harmoye
  • Score: -28

10:48am Mon 14 Jul 14

tug509 says...

harmoye wrote:
You won't be getting ANY new players without selling Ulloa !

Sad thing is, Leicester doesn't want him anymore !

Hyypia has messed up, and Brighton haven't go two brass farthings to rub together !

Relegation from the Championship is my prediction for Brighton this term !
So are you going to hide like a little girl all day ,or grow some and tell us who you really support ?.
[quote][p][bold]harmoye[/bold] wrote: You won't be getting ANY new players without selling Ulloa ! Sad thing is, Leicester doesn't want him anymore ! Hyypia has messed up, and Brighton haven't go two brass farthings to rub together ! Relegation from the Championship is my prediction for Brighton this term ![/p][/quote]So are you going to hide like a little girl all day ,or grow some and tell us who you really support ?. tug509
  • Score: 8

10:48am Mon 14 Jul 14

Claude Back says...

harmoye wrote:
You won't be getting ANY new players without selling Ulloa !

Sad thing is, Leicester doesn't want him anymore !

Hyypia has messed up, and Brighton haven't go two brass farthings to rub together !

Relegation from the Championship is my prediction for Brighton this term !
Yes you are so right. And Palace will win the PL too ?
[quote][p][bold]harmoye[/bold] wrote: You won't be getting ANY new players without selling Ulloa ! Sad thing is, Leicester doesn't want him anymore ! Hyypia has messed up, and Brighton haven't go two brass farthings to rub together ! Relegation from the Championship is my prediction for Brighton this term ![/p][/quote]Yes you are so right. And Palace will win the PL too ? Claude Back
  • Score: 11

10:48am Mon 14 Jul 14

Beale32 says...

harmoye wrote:
You won't be getting ANY new players without selling Ulloa !

Sad thing is, Leicester doesn't want him anymore !

Hyypia has messed up, and Brighton haven't go two brass farthings to rub together !

Relegation from the Championship is my prediction for Brighton this term !
You bore me
[quote][p][bold]harmoye[/bold] wrote: You won't be getting ANY new players without selling Ulloa ! Sad thing is, Leicester doesn't want him anymore ! Hyypia has messed up, and Brighton haven't go two brass farthings to rub together ! Relegation from the Championship is my prediction for Brighton this term ![/p][/quote]You bore me Beale32
  • Score: 1

11:06am Mon 14 Jul 14

arc12 says...

Southampton reportedly showing interest in Kaz? Players will arrive but as with every year its always relatively late. I suspect Ward will come but its probable the club would rather sign him just before the season starts rather than sign him in May when they would have had to pay him all summer. If this does happen it would probably save the cub maybe £100k in summer wages. Maybe the delaying process in signings is partly motivated by cost saving? Reckon 2 or 3 new faces will arrive next week when the squad returns from abroad. There's still time.
Southampton reportedly showing interest in Kaz? Players will arrive but as with every year its always relatively late. I suspect Ward will come but its probable the club would rather sign him just before the season starts rather than sign him in May when they would have had to pay him all summer. If this does happen it would probably save the cub maybe £100k in summer wages. Maybe the delaying process in signings is partly motivated by cost saving? Reckon 2 or 3 new faces will arrive next week when the squad returns from abroad. There's still time. arc12
  • Score: 1

11:25am Mon 14 Jul 14

Claude Back says...

mikeygit wrote:
whydontukick----as you say perhaps TB did put an offer in for Suarez and did not bite!!!
Or perhaps they wanted a good dribbler and not a nibbler? ;-)
The Suarez problem could have been prevented if they had given him a pie or sandwich before the game. It's not healthy to snack between players.
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: whydontukick----as you say perhaps TB did put an offer in for Suarez and did not bite!!![/p][/quote]Or perhaps they wanted a good dribbler and not a nibbler? ;-) The Suarez problem could have been prevented if they had given him a pie or sandwich before the game. It's not healthy to snack between players. Claude Back
  • Score: 8

12:03pm Mon 14 Jul 14

GosportGull says...

I am really pleased with the youngsters coming through especially Walton Harris and Fenelon but what has happened to Monakana ? Anybody know ?

GG
I am really pleased with the youngsters coming through especially Walton Harris and Fenelon but what has happened to Monakana ? Anybody know ? GG GosportGull
  • Score: 2

12:48pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Conelli98 says...

albionbloke wrote:
First 3 posts from our resident idiots. Talk about repetitive bore.
Bit harsh Albion bloke! I was merely stating that I'm bored with the whole Ulloa saga. Even u must agree it will be affecting other players
[quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: First 3 posts from our resident idiots. Talk about repetitive bore.[/p][/quote]Bit harsh Albion bloke! I was merely stating that I'm bored with the whole Ulloa saga. Even u must agree it will be affecting other players Conelli98
  • Score: 4

1:13pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Captain Haddock says...

harmoye wrote:
You won't be getting ANY new players without selling Ulloa ! Sad thing is, Leicester doesn't want him anymore ! Hyypia has messed up, and Brighton haven't go two brass farthings to rub together ! Relegation from the Championship is my prediction for Brighton this term !
Thanks for the six points, Leicester. Must have been humiliating for you!

Good luck with the relegation battle...you'll need it very much indeed, but my money on you dropping looks safe.

Regards Ulloa, we really don't need to sell. Your ignorant perspective is as far off the mark as your team's undervaluing bids.

P.s why is your Mr Happy bidding £5m and £6m for a Championship hotshot while Fulham are bidding £10m and £11m for similar. Maybe you should worry about your own finances if you are their financial inferiors?!
[quote][p][bold]harmoye[/bold] wrote: You won't be getting ANY new players without selling Ulloa ! Sad thing is, Leicester doesn't want him anymore ! Hyypia has messed up, and Brighton haven't go two brass farthings to rub together ! Relegation from the Championship is my prediction for Brighton this term ![/p][/quote]Thanks for the six points, Leicester. Must have been humiliating for you! Good luck with the relegation battle...you'll need it very much indeed, but my money on you dropping looks safe. Regards Ulloa, we really don't need to sell. Your ignorant perspective is as far off the mark as your team's undervaluing bids. P.s why is your Mr Happy bidding £5m and £6m for a Championship hotshot while Fulham are bidding £10m and £11m for similar. Maybe you should worry about your own finances if you are their financial inferiors?! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 7

1:20pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Captain Haddock says...

arc12 wrote:
Southampton reportedly showing interest in Kaz? Players will arrive but as with every year its always relatively late. I suspect Ward will come but its probable the club would rather sign him just before the season starts rather than sign him in May when they would have had to pay him all summer. If this does happen it would probably save the cub maybe £100k in summer wages. Maybe the delaying process in signings is partly motivated by cost saving? Reckon 2 or 3 new faces will arrive next week when the squad returns from abroad. There's still time.
Don't know why you got thumbs down for that. I've made the same point on here. We have options and are in no hurry so why not save a few quid?
[quote][p][bold]arc12[/bold] wrote: Southampton reportedly showing interest in Kaz? Players will arrive but as with every year its always relatively late. I suspect Ward will come but its probable the club would rather sign him just before the season starts rather than sign him in May when they would have had to pay him all summer. If this does happen it would probably save the cub maybe £100k in summer wages. Maybe the delaying process in signings is partly motivated by cost saving? Reckon 2 or 3 new faces will arrive next week when the squad returns from abroad. There's still time.[/p][/quote]Don't know why you got thumbs down for that. I've made the same point on here. We have options and are in no hurry so why not save a few quid? Captain Haddock
  • Score: 4

2:15pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Conelli98 wrote:
albionbloke wrote:
First 3 posts from our resident idiots. Talk about repetitive bore.
Bit harsh Albion bloke! I was merely stating that I'm bored with the whole Ulloa saga. Even u must agree it will be affecting other players
I wouldn't have thought so too much. Team-mates coming and going is part and parcel for footballers throughout their careers, so it should be water off ducks' backs.

I think it affects us fans far, far more :-)
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: First 3 posts from our resident idiots. Talk about repetitive bore.[/p][/quote]Bit harsh Albion bloke! I was merely stating that I'm bored with the whole Ulloa saga. Even u must agree it will be affecting other players[/p][/quote]I wouldn't have thought so too much. Team-mates coming and going is part and parcel for footballers throughout their careers, so it should be water off ducks' backs. I think it affects us fans far, far more :-) Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 1

2:24pm Mon 14 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

As fans we can't have our cake and eat it, either we want Hyypia to identify targets or we don't and if we do, then we have to wait. 180 minutes from two freindly matches plus some videos is not enough to identify tactical signings. Filling the holes in the squad is easier, getting a good keeper doesn't relate to out field signings.
With Hyypia having the squad playing in a different way, there is also the question of who among the squad is not adapting, and as far as Stephens and Crofts, it's all guess work as to how they will fit in.

Steady progress with well thought out signings has to be the way to go, even if that means we are still deciding on players after the first game of the season.
As fans we can't have our cake and eat it, either we want Hyypia to identify targets or we don't and if we do, then we have to wait. 180 minutes from two freindly matches plus some videos is not enough to identify tactical signings. Filling the holes in the squad is easier, getting a good keeper doesn't relate to out field signings. With Hyypia having the squad playing in a different way, there is also the question of who among the squad is not adapting, and as far as Stephens and Crofts, it's all guess work as to how they will fit in. Steady progress with well thought out signings has to be the way to go, even if that means we are still deciding on players after the first game of the season. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -4

2:27pm Mon 14 Jul 14

tinker111 says...

Never_Wrong wrote:
Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.
No He doesn't want to be here so let let go ASAP sadly this PR-season is about as news worthy as last season BUT WHAT DO FAN'S count for NOWT
[quote][p][bold]Never_Wrong[/bold] wrote: Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.[/p][/quote]No He doesn't want to be here so let let go ASAP sadly this PR-season is about as news worthy as last season BUT WHAT DO FAN'S count for NOWT tinker111
  • Score: -4

2:37pm Mon 14 Jul 14

tinker111 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
As fans we can't have our cake and eat it, either we want Hyypia to identify targets or we don't and if we do, then we have to wait. 180 minutes from two freindly matches plus some videos is not enough to identify tactical signings. Filling the holes in the squad is easier, getting a good keeper doesn't relate to out field signings.
With Hyypia having the squad playing in a different way, there is also the question of who among the squad is not adapting, and as far as Stephens and Crofts, it's all guess work as to how they will fit in.

Steady progress with well thought out signings has to be the way to go, even if that means we are still deciding on players after the first game of the season.
what progress ?? COME ON ARE YOU GOING TO BE HERE TO WATCH THE COMING SEASON ???? ARE YOU A BACK ROOM BOY FOR THE CLUB ????.
For me as a fan I think they do deserve much better but maybe they will TURN
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: As fans we can't have our cake and eat it, either we want Hyypia to identify targets or we don't and if we do, then we have to wait. 180 minutes from two freindly matches plus some videos is not enough to identify tactical signings. Filling the holes in the squad is easier, getting a good keeper doesn't relate to out field signings. With Hyypia having the squad playing in a different way, there is also the question of who among the squad is not adapting, and as far as Stephens and Crofts, it's all guess work as to how they will fit in. Steady progress with well thought out signings has to be the way to go, even if that means we are still deciding on players after the first game of the season.[/p][/quote]what progress ?? COME ON ARE YOU GOING TO BE HERE TO WATCH THE COMING SEASON ???? ARE YOU A BACK ROOM BOY FOR THE CLUB ????. For me as a fan I think they do deserve much better but maybe they will TURN tinker111
  • Score: 1

2:46pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Of course it is always possible that Ulloa actually DOES have a minor ankle injury and Kaz actually DOES have a minor knee injury.

Leo has been debated until the cows come home. I hope he stays, but if he goes, 'c'est la vie' and we will have some more money for signings.

Personally I can't see the stains coming in for Kaz after a fairly indifferent season and a few injuries - could he step up to PL? I don't think so. Could he warm their bench as well as he warmed ours? Probably. Would he prefer to take his chance on more game time and a bigger impact under Sam? Quite possibly. Again, I hope he stays and I would be more surprised if he doesn't.

UTA!!
Of course it is always possible that Ulloa actually DOES have a minor ankle injury and Kaz actually DOES have a minor knee injury. Leo has been debated until the cows come home. I hope he stays, but if he goes, 'c'est la vie' and we will have some more money for signings. Personally I can't see the stains coming in for Kaz after a fairly indifferent season and a few injuries - could he step up to PL? I don't think so. Could he warm their bench as well as he warmed ours? Probably. Would he prefer to take his chance on more game time and a bigger impact under Sam? Quite possibly. Again, I hope he stays and I would be more surprised if he doesn't. UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 6

2:55pm Mon 14 Jul 14

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

Captain Haddock wrote:
arc12 wrote:
Southampton reportedly showing interest in Kaz? Players will arrive but as with every year its always relatively late. I suspect Ward will come but its probable the club would rather sign him just before the season starts rather than sign him in May when they would have had to pay him all summer. If this does happen it would probably save the cub maybe £100k in summer wages. Maybe the delaying process in signings is partly motivated by cost saving? Reckon 2 or 3 new faces will arrive next week when the squad returns from abroad. There's still time.
Don't know why you got thumbs down for that. I've made the same point on here. We have options and are in no hurry so why not save a few quid?
Should it not be more important that players coming in are who SH wants that fit into the system he wants to play.

I know the clock is ticking but spend just to have numbers ?.
The season is long enough and transfer period is long enough not to panic buy.
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arc12[/bold] wrote: Southampton reportedly showing interest in Kaz? Players will arrive but as with every year its always relatively late. I suspect Ward will come but its probable the club would rather sign him just before the season starts rather than sign him in May when they would have had to pay him all summer. If this does happen it would probably save the cub maybe £100k in summer wages. Maybe the delaying process in signings is partly motivated by cost saving? Reckon 2 or 3 new faces will arrive next week when the squad returns from abroad. There's still time.[/p][/quote]Don't know why you got thumbs down for that. I've made the same point on here. We have options and are in no hurry so why not save a few quid?[/p][/quote]Should it not be more important that players coming in are who SH wants that fit into the system he wants to play. I know the clock is ticking but spend just to have numbers ?. The season is long enough and transfer period is long enough not to panic buy. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 5

3:02pm Mon 14 Jul 14

ballantrrae says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Headline translates as, ok considering there's no proper players but concerned about the distinct lack of transfer activity.
A reasonable assessment as to where we are with just over 31/2 weeks until the season starts.
Whilst I appreciate the advantages of the Albion not rushing into the market as I have posted elsewhere, I too am beginning to become concerned like you Mayfield at the lack of acquisitions in this window.
SH is on record as saying that he wants to bring in 6 or 7 players and he has also stated that he would like them to join sooner rather than later. One realises that deals take time to be executed these days but there has been sufficient time now for DB to have finalised at least one transfer in since Hyypia was appointed.
The squad looks threadbare and vulnerable if more injuries are sustained. For example with Dunk limping out of the Thistle match we might only have GG left as a senior CB.
Specifically I anticipate the following types of player being signed:-
A GK, CB, LB, Creative Midfielder, a Striker and a wide player/striker like Lingard to help cover for the injury prone Buckley and LuaLua. In addition we might sign a 2nd CB (depending on how Maksimenko does in pre-season) and/or a 2nd Striker. Of course if Ulloa departs he would also need replacing.
I expect to get lots of thumbs down for supporting your post on this occasion Mayfield. I don't always agree with your views but do this time - people should read and consider posts before opting for a thumbs down or up (I know some do).
The important thing is that we all support the Seagulls and only express our thoughts and views here . UTA.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Headline translates as, ok considering there's no proper players but concerned about the distinct lack of transfer activity.[/p][/quote]A reasonable assessment as to where we are with just over 31/2 weeks until the season starts. Whilst I appreciate the advantages of the Albion not rushing into the market as I have posted elsewhere, I too am beginning to become concerned like you Mayfield at the lack of acquisitions in this window. SH is on record as saying that he wants to bring in 6 or 7 players and he has also stated that he would like them to join sooner rather than later. One realises that deals take time to be executed these days but there has been sufficient time now for DB to have finalised at least one transfer in since Hyypia was appointed. The squad looks threadbare and vulnerable if more injuries are sustained. For example with Dunk limping out of the Thistle match we might only have GG left as a senior CB. Specifically I anticipate the following types of player being signed:- A GK, CB, LB, Creative Midfielder, a Striker and a wide player/striker like Lingard to help cover for the injury prone Buckley and LuaLua. In addition we might sign a 2nd CB (depending on how Maksimenko does in pre-season) and/or a 2nd Striker. Of course if Ulloa departs he would also need replacing. I expect to get lots of thumbs down for supporting your post on this occasion Mayfield. I don't always agree with your views but do this time - people should read and consider posts before opting for a thumbs down or up (I know some do). The important thing is that we all support the Seagulls and only express our thoughts and views here . UTA. ballantrrae
  • Score: 4

3:53pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Cockwomble says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Never_Wrong wrote:
Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.
Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year,
We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .
why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Never_Wrong[/bold] wrote: Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.[/p][/quote]Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year, We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .[/p][/quote]why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 0

3:57pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Conelli98 says...

Royston Drenthe anyone?
Royston Drenthe anyone? Conelli98
  • Score: 0

4:28pm Mon 14 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

Ballantrrae would you agree that Hyypia is still in the process of evaluating the squad he inherited and how they they are adapting to, 'his,' desired style of play?
90 minutes against Lewes where none got more than 45 minutes on the park, followed by 90 against Thistle, again a match with plenty of subs, 'IF,' that enough to tell Hyypia what and who he needs then he is one heck of a manager. It's true that he did bone up on the squad by watching various videos, but as so many like to tell m on this forum, watching them play in person tells more.

If you agree with any of the above as being a reason for the slow inward transfer pace, is it so surprising that players are not arriving quickly? I would accept that Sami is gaining some insight about his squad from the training field.

My guess is that he wants players that have been playing in the style he wants for this season, guys that will not need too much time to bed in. The general opinon on this forum last season was that Oscar either had little input as to who we signed/borrowed, of that he did have targets but the club didn't move to get them. In Hyypia we just might have a manager that is truly involved.
Ballantrrae would you agree that Hyypia is still in the process of evaluating the squad he inherited and how they they are adapting to, 'his,' desired style of play? 90 minutes against Lewes where none got more than 45 minutes on the park, followed by 90 against Thistle, again a match with plenty of subs, 'IF,' that enough to tell Hyypia what and who he needs then he is one heck of a manager. It's true that he did bone up on the squad by watching various videos, but as so many like to tell m on this forum, watching them play in person tells more. If you agree with any of the above as being a reason for the slow inward transfer pace, is it so surprising that players are not arriving quickly? I would accept that Sami is gaining some insight about his squad from the training field. My guess is that he wants players that have been playing in the style he wants for this season, guys that will not need too much time to bed in. The general opinon on this forum last season was that Oscar either had little input as to who we signed/borrowed, of that he did have targets but the club didn't move to get them. In Hyypia we just might have a manager that is truly involved. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 4

4:58pm Mon 14 Jul 14

tug509 says...

Cockwomble wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Never_Wrong wrote:
Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.
Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year,
We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .
why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble
With all respect Cockwomble ,we did alright without a DOF for 110/11 YEARS ,if indeed respect is earnt ,I would suggest they have a ways to go !.
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Never_Wrong[/bold] wrote: Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.[/p][/quote]Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year, We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .[/p][/quote]why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble[/p][/quote]With all respect Cockwomble ,we did alright without a DOF for 110/11 YEARS ,if indeed respect is earnt ,I would suggest they have a ways to go !. tug509
  • Score: 5

5:05pm Mon 14 Jul 14

hannover seagull says...

GosportGull wrote:
I am really pleased with the youngsters coming through especially Walton Harris and Fenelon but what has happened to Monakana ? Anybody know ?

GG
He was on loan to Crawley but the loan has expired now,he´s not been released so probably will go out on loan again soon

Anybody know about the Lingaard return rumour?
UTA..
[quote][p][bold]GosportGull[/bold] wrote: I am really pleased with the youngsters coming through especially Walton Harris and Fenelon but what has happened to Monakana ? Anybody know ? GG[/p][/quote]He was on loan to Crawley but the loan has expired now,he´s not been released so probably will go out on loan again soon Anybody know about the Lingaard return rumour? UTA.. hannover seagull
  • Score: 2

5:09pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Cockwomble says...

tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Never_Wrong wrote:
Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.
Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year,
We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .
why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble
With all respect Cockwomble ,we did alright without a DOF for 110/11 YEARS ,if indeed respect is earnt ,I would suggest they have a ways to go !.
and exactly how successful were we for most of those.worth saying then that the last two seasons have been in the top ten ever for our fine club.dof hardly has a bad track record itself does it.using the word suit as an insult is just wrong.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Never_Wrong[/bold] wrote: Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.[/p][/quote]Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year, We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .[/p][/quote]why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble[/p][/quote]With all respect Cockwomble ,we did alright without a DOF for 110/11 YEARS ,if indeed respect is earnt ,I would suggest they have a ways to go !.[/p][/quote]and exactly how successful were we for most of those.worth saying then that the last two seasons have been in the top ten ever for our fine club.dof hardly has a bad track record itself does it.using the word suit as an insult is just wrong. Cockwomble
  • Score: -4

5:11pm Mon 14 Jul 14

SMF20 says...

Keep up Argus. We've signed someone
Keep up Argus. We've signed someone SMF20
  • Score: 5

5:15pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Cockwomble says...

SMF20 wrote:
Keep up Argus. We've signed someone
aaron hughes is a decent player.not a cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: Keep up Argus. We've signed someone[/p][/quote]aaron hughes is a decent player.not a cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 2

5:32pm Mon 14 Jul 14

tug509 says...

Good morning Vegas ,hope you don't mind me jumping in ,from the start I have had the feeling Sami knew what we had that he could best "use" to effect ,and had some ideas as to what he would need to complete the picture .
The Thistle game was a very decent result ,they were top half SPL last season ,ok not the best league in Europe ,but as they say you can only beat whats in front of you . Their sites seem to be under the impression that ,that was us out there ,never mind short of 5 first teamers ,and low on squad numbers .
I played football for one team or another from the age of 9 ( almost certainly like most on here ) the highest point of my very mediocre football career was playing one season for Peacehaven ,and when I say I was not very good ,it is not modesty . My point is that at some point or another ,you will come across a manager/coach that will get the best out of you ,and that you will give your very best for regardless of whether it is a small club or a club such as The Albion ,I have that feeling about Sami ,I hope I`m right . UTA
Good morning Vegas ,hope you don't mind me jumping in ,from the start I have had the feeling Sami knew what we had that he could best "use" to effect ,and had some ideas as to what he would need to complete the picture . The Thistle game was a very decent result ,they were top half SPL last season ,ok not the best league in Europe ,but as they say you can only beat whats in front of you . Their sites seem to be under the impression that ,that was us out there ,never mind short of 5 first teamers ,and low on squad numbers . I played football for one team or another from the age of 9 ( almost certainly like most on here ) the highest point of my very mediocre football career was playing one season for Peacehaven ,and when I say I was not very good ,it is not modesty . My point is that at some point or another ,you will come across a manager/coach that will get the best out of you ,and that you will give your very best for regardless of whether it is a small club or a club such as The Albion ,I have that feeling about Sami ,I hope I`m right . UTA tug509
  • Score: 2

5:34pm Mon 14 Jul 14

dave from bexill says...

Conelli98 wrote:
Royston Drenthe anyone?
Do you mean Royston Vasey?
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: Royston Drenthe anyone?[/p][/quote]Do you mean Royston Vasey? dave from bexill
  • Score: 0

5:44pm Mon 14 Jul 14

dave from bexill says...

Cockwomble wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Never_Wrong wrote:
Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.
Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year,
We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .
why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble
Have to agree Cockwomble, the term does seem to be used in a derogatory way on here sometimes.
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Never_Wrong[/bold] wrote: Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.[/p][/quote]Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year, We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .[/p][/quote]why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble[/p][/quote]Have to agree Cockwomble, the term does seem to be used in a derogatory way on here sometimes. dave from bexill
  • Score: -4

5:48pm Mon 14 Jul 14

tug509 says...

Cockwomble wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Never_Wrong wrote:
Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.
Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year,
We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .
why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble
With all respect Cockwomble ,we did alright without a DOF for 110/11 YEARS ,if indeed respect is earnt ,I would suggest they have a ways to go !.
and exactly how successful were we for most of those.worth saying then that the last two seasons have been in the top ten ever for our fine club.dof hardly has a bad track record itself does it.using the word suit as an insult is just wrong.
C,mon ,you cant in honesty compare our past with our present in this instance ,and as for describing B&B as "suits" is hardly derogatory ,it is ,as far as a football team set up is concerned ,accurate .
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Never_Wrong[/bold] wrote: Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.[/p][/quote]Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year, We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .[/p][/quote]why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble[/p][/quote]With all respect Cockwomble ,we did alright without a DOF for 110/11 YEARS ,if indeed respect is earnt ,I would suggest they have a ways to go !.[/p][/quote]and exactly how successful were we for most of those.worth saying then that the last two seasons have been in the top ten ever for our fine club.dof hardly has a bad track record itself does it.using the word suit as an insult is just wrong.[/p][/quote]C,mon ,you cant in honesty compare our past with our present in this instance ,and as for describing B&B as "suits" is hardly derogatory ,it is ,as far as a football team set up is concerned ,accurate . tug509
  • Score: 3

5:54pm Mon 14 Jul 14

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

Cockwomble wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Never_Wrong wrote:
Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.
Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year,
We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .
why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble
With all respect Cockwomble ,we did alright without a DOF for 110/11 YEARS ,if indeed respect is earnt ,I would suggest they have a ways to go !.
and exactly how successful were we for most of those.worth saying then that the last two seasons have been in the top ten ever for our fine club.dof hardly has a bad track record itself does it.using the word suit as an insult is just wrong.
I seem to remember Albion playing in the first division a couple of years,does that not count ?.

Now we have made the top 10 in DIVISION 2 for 3 years running.
Always the bridesmaid.

Some say suits i say B.B.B what is the difference,you seen them without a suit.
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Never_Wrong[/bold] wrote: Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.[/p][/quote]Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year, We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .[/p][/quote]why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble[/p][/quote]With all respect Cockwomble ,we did alright without a DOF for 110/11 YEARS ,if indeed respect is earnt ,I would suggest they have a ways to go !.[/p][/quote]and exactly how successful were we for most of those.worth saying then that the last two seasons have been in the top ten ever for our fine club.dof hardly has a bad track record itself does it.using the word suit as an insult is just wrong.[/p][/quote]I seem to remember Albion playing in the first division a couple of years,does that not count ?. Now we have made the top 10 in DIVISION 2 for 3 years running. Always the bridesmaid. Some say suits i say B.B.B what is the difference,you seen them without a suit. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 0

7:49pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Cockwomble says...

tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Never_Wrong wrote:
Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.
Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year,
We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .
why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble
With all respect Cockwomble ,we did alright without a DOF for 110/11 YEARS ,if indeed respect is earnt ,I would suggest they have a ways to go !.
and exactly how successful were we for most of those.worth saying then that the last two seasons have been in the top ten ever for our fine club.dof hardly has a bad track record itself does it.using the word suit as an insult is just wrong.
C,mon ,you cant in honesty compare our past with our present in this instance ,and as for describing B&B as "suits" is hardly derogatory ,it is ,as far as a football team set up is concerned ,accurate .
why cant i compare past and present?tell me how thats any different to what you were doing when comparing to our first 110 years!or are you and me operating under different rules?and the word suits is not in itself derogatory but when used by certain people on here most certainly is.cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Never_Wrong[/bold] wrote: Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.[/p][/quote]Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year, We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .[/p][/quote]why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble[/p][/quote]With all respect Cockwomble ,we did alright without a DOF for 110/11 YEARS ,if indeed respect is earnt ,I would suggest they have a ways to go !.[/p][/quote]and exactly how successful were we for most of those.worth saying then that the last two seasons have been in the top ten ever for our fine club.dof hardly has a bad track record itself does it.using the word suit as an insult is just wrong.[/p][/quote]C,mon ,you cant in honesty compare our past with our present in this instance ,and as for describing B&B as "suits" is hardly derogatory ,it is ,as far as a football team set up is concerned ,accurate .[/p][/quote]why cant i compare past and present?tell me how thats any different to what you were doing when comparing to our first 110 years!or are you and me operating under different rules?and the word suits is not in itself derogatory but when used by certain people on here most certainly is.cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 0

7:50pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Cockwomble says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Never_Wrong wrote:
Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.
Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year,
We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .
why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble
With all respect Cockwomble ,we did alright without a DOF for 110/11 YEARS ,if indeed respect is earnt ,I would suggest they have a ways to go !.
and exactly how successful were we for most of those.worth saying then that the last two seasons have been in the top ten ever for our fine club.dof hardly has a bad track record itself does it.using the word suit as an insult is just wrong.
I seem to remember Albion playing in the first division a couple of years,does that not count ?.

Now we have made the top 10 in DIVISION 2 for 3 years running.
Always the bridesmaid.

Some say suits i say B.B.B what is the difference,you seen them without a suit.
of course the first div counts.thats why i said in the top 10 season not the top 2.its not complicated.cockwomb
le
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Never_Wrong[/bold] wrote: Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.[/p][/quote]Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year, We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .[/p][/quote]why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble[/p][/quote]With all respect Cockwomble ,we did alright without a DOF for 110/11 YEARS ,if indeed respect is earnt ,I would suggest they have a ways to go !.[/p][/quote]and exactly how successful were we for most of those.worth saying then that the last two seasons have been in the top ten ever for our fine club.dof hardly has a bad track record itself does it.using the word suit as an insult is just wrong.[/p][/quote]I seem to remember Albion playing in the first division a couple of years,does that not count ?. Now we have made the top 10 in DIVISION 2 for 3 years running. Always the bridesmaid. Some say suits i say B.B.B what is the difference,you seen them without a suit.[/p][/quote]of course the first div counts.thats why i said in the top 10 season not the top 2.its not complicated.cockwomb le Cockwomble
  • Score: -1

8:27pm Mon 14 Jul 14

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

Cockwomble wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Never_Wrong wrote:
Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.
Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year,
We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .
why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble
With all respect Cockwomble ,we did alright without a DOF for 110/11 YEARS ,if indeed respect is earnt ,I would suggest they have a ways to go !.
and exactly how successful were we for most of those.worth saying then that the last two seasons have been in the top ten ever for our fine club.dof hardly has a bad track record itself does it.using the word suit as an insult is just wrong.
I seem to remember Albion playing in the first division a couple of years,does that not count ?.

Now we have made the top 10 in DIVISION 2 for 3 years running.
Always the bridesmaid.

Some say suits i say B.B.B what is the difference,you seen them without a suit.
of course the first div counts.thats why i said in the top 10 season not the top 2.its not complicated.cockwomb

le
Think if you read again i did say DIVISION 2 now called the championship,not the top 2.

Thought you would have got it.
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Never_Wrong[/bold] wrote: Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.[/p][/quote]Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year, We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .[/p][/quote]why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble[/p][/quote]With all respect Cockwomble ,we did alright without a DOF for 110/11 YEARS ,if indeed respect is earnt ,I would suggest they have a ways to go !.[/p][/quote]and exactly how successful were we for most of those.worth saying then that the last two seasons have been in the top ten ever for our fine club.dof hardly has a bad track record itself does it.using the word suit as an insult is just wrong.[/p][/quote]I seem to remember Albion playing in the first division a couple of years,does that not count ?. Now we have made the top 10 in DIVISION 2 for 3 years running. Always the bridesmaid. Some say suits i say B.B.B what is the difference,you seen them without a suit.[/p][/quote]of course the first div counts.thats why i said in the top 10 season not the top 2.its not complicated.cockwomb le[/p][/quote]Think if you read again i did say DIVISION 2 now called the championship,not the top 2. Thought you would have got it. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: -1

8:35pm Mon 14 Jul 14

tug509 says...

Cockwomble wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Never_Wrong wrote:
Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.
Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year,
We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .
why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble
With all respect Cockwomble ,we did alright without a DOF for 110/11 YEARS ,if indeed respect is earnt ,I would suggest they have a ways to go !.
and exactly how successful were we for most of those.worth saying then that the last two seasons have been in the top ten ever for our fine club.dof hardly has a bad track record itself does it.using the word suit as an insult is just wrong.
C,mon ,you cant in honesty compare our past with our present in this instance ,and as for describing B&B as "suits" is hardly derogatory ,it is ,as far as a football team set up is concerned ,accurate .
why cant i compare past and present?tell me how thats any different to what you were doing when comparing to our first 110 years!or are you and me operating under different rules?and the word suits is not in itself derogatory but when used by certain people on here most certainly is.cockwomble
Pull your neck in C0ck ,you cant compare pre Amex to post Amex ,the fact you dont understand why is testament to your attitude towards people on this site ,what exactly is this cockwomble crap at the end of every post anyway ?.
The list of differences between the two is so long as to be unbeleivable that you dont see it . Just a few ,Venue , Gates , Personel ,both on and off field ,Sponsors , Supporters , Management , Leagues , Budgets , Infra-structure , Loans ,Agents , Players and their attitude towards transfers ,Oh and the introduction of SUITS !.
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Never_Wrong[/bold] wrote: Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.[/p][/quote]Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year, We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .[/p][/quote]why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble[/p][/quote]With all respect Cockwomble ,we did alright without a DOF for 110/11 YEARS ,if indeed respect is earnt ,I would suggest they have a ways to go !.[/p][/quote]and exactly how successful were we for most of those.worth saying then that the last two seasons have been in the top ten ever for our fine club.dof hardly has a bad track record itself does it.using the word suit as an insult is just wrong.[/p][/quote]C,mon ,you cant in honesty compare our past with our present in this instance ,and as for describing B&B as "suits" is hardly derogatory ,it is ,as far as a football team set up is concerned ,accurate .[/p][/quote]why cant i compare past and present?tell me how thats any different to what you were doing when comparing to our first 110 years!or are you and me operating under different rules?and the word suits is not in itself derogatory but when used by certain people on here most certainly is.cockwomble[/p][/quote]Pull your neck in C0ck ,you cant compare pre Amex to post Amex ,the fact you dont understand why is testament to your attitude towards people on this site ,what exactly is this cockwomble crap at the end of every post anyway ?. The list of differences between the two is so long as to be unbeleivable that you dont see it . Just a few ,Venue , Gates , Personel ,both on and off field ,Sponsors , Supporters , Management , Leagues , Budgets , Infra-structure , Loans ,Agents , Players and their attitude towards transfers ,Oh and the introduction of SUITS !. tug509
  • Score: -1

8:35pm Mon 14 Jul 14

ballantrrae says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Ballantrrae would you agree that Hyypia is still in the process of evaluating the squad he inherited and how they they are adapting to, 'his,' desired style of play?
90 minutes against Lewes where none got more than 45 minutes on the park, followed by 90 against Thistle, again a match with plenty of subs, 'IF,' that enough to tell Hyypia what and who he needs then he is one heck of a manager. It's true that he did bone up on the squad by watching various videos, but as so many like to tell m on this forum, watching them play in person tells more.

If you agree with any of the above as being a reason for the slow inward transfer pace, is it so surprising that players are not arriving quickly? I would accept that Sami is gaining some insight about his squad from the training field.

My guess is that he wants players that have been playing in the style he wants for this season, guys that will not need too much time to bed in. The general opinon on this forum last season was that Oscar either had little input as to who we signed/borrowed, of that he did have targets but the club didn't move to get them. In Hyypia we just might have a manager that is truly involved.
Vegas I have already expressed on another thread (re Ulloa) your point about the advantages of SH having time to better evaluate the existing squad. And yes I am relieved that SH is having real input it appears as to who we sign (witness Hughes signing).
However, as I think you may have posted, getting a top GK in to replace Kuszczak is both a priority and less influenced by playing styles etc. Also recruiting another experienced defender as a result of Upson's departure also seemed high on the priority list. I am therefore pleased to see that the Albion have signed Aaron Hughes who given his versatility and PL experience should hopefully prove to be an Asset to club.
The concern I voiced was in part driven by the total lack of activity with only 31/2 weeks to go at the time of posting but mainly by SH's statement that HE wanted players in asap and was 'awaiting good news' (from Burke).
I think we are on the same page on this Vegas. I would not be surprised if we begin to hear of a couple of more signings over the next few days or so. I note that SH is quoted s saying that there is still work to be done on the recruiting front.
UTA.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Ballantrrae would you agree that Hyypia is still in the process of evaluating the squad he inherited and how they they are adapting to, 'his,' desired style of play? 90 minutes against Lewes where none got more than 45 minutes on the park, followed by 90 against Thistle, again a match with plenty of subs, 'IF,' that enough to tell Hyypia what and who he needs then he is one heck of a manager. It's true that he did bone up on the squad by watching various videos, but as so many like to tell m on this forum, watching them play in person tells more. If you agree with any of the above as being a reason for the slow inward transfer pace, is it so surprising that players are not arriving quickly? I would accept that Sami is gaining some insight about his squad from the training field. My guess is that he wants players that have been playing in the style he wants for this season, guys that will not need too much time to bed in. The general opinon on this forum last season was that Oscar either had little input as to who we signed/borrowed, of that he did have targets but the club didn't move to get them. In Hyypia we just might have a manager that is truly involved.[/p][/quote]Vegas I have already expressed on another thread (re Ulloa) your point about the advantages of SH having time to better evaluate the existing squad. And yes I am relieved that SH is having real input it appears as to who we sign (witness Hughes signing). However, as I think you may have posted, getting a top GK in to replace Kuszczak is both a priority and less influenced by playing styles etc. Also recruiting another experienced defender as a result of Upson's departure also seemed high on the priority list. I am therefore pleased to see that the Albion have signed Aaron Hughes who given his versatility and PL experience should hopefully prove to be an Asset to club. The concern I voiced was in part driven by the total lack of activity with only 31/2 weeks to go at the time of posting but mainly by SH's statement that HE wanted players in asap and was 'awaiting good news' (from Burke). I think we are on the same page on this Vegas. I would not be surprised if we begin to hear of a couple of more signings over the next few days or so. I note that SH is quoted s saying that there is still work to be done on the recruiting front. UTA. ballantrrae
  • Score: 5

8:40pm Mon 14 Jul 14

gordongull says...

Cockwomble wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Never_Wrong wrote:
Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.
Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year,
We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .
why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble
They aren't football people, and calling them 'Suits' neatly highlights the difference, Cockwomble.
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Never_Wrong[/bold] wrote: Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.[/p][/quote]Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year, We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .[/p][/quote]why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble[/p][/quote]They aren't football people, and calling them 'Suits' neatly highlights the difference, Cockwomble. gordongull
  • Score: 1

11:28pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Cockwomble says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Never_Wrong wrote:
Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.
Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year,
We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .
why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble
With all respect Cockwomble ,we did alright without a DOF for 110/11 YEARS ,if indeed respect is earnt ,I would suggest they have a ways to go !.
and exactly how successful were we for most of those.worth saying then that the last two seasons have been in the top ten ever for our fine club.dof hardly has a bad track record itself does it.using the word suit as an insult is just wrong.
I seem to remember Albion playing in the first division a couple of years,does that not count ?.

Now we have made the top 10 in DIVISION 2 for 3 years running.
Always the bridesmaid.

Some say suits i say B.B.B what is the difference,you seen them without a suit.
of course the first div counts.thats why i said in the top 10 season not the top 2.its not complicated.cockwomb


le
Think if you read again i did say DIVISION 2 now called the championship,not the top 2.

Thought you would have got it.
maybe you should again read what i wrote as you misunderstand
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Never_Wrong[/bold] wrote: Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.[/p][/quote]Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year, We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .[/p][/quote]why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble[/p][/quote]With all respect Cockwomble ,we did alright without a DOF for 110/11 YEARS ,if indeed respect is earnt ,I would suggest they have a ways to go !.[/p][/quote]and exactly how successful were we for most of those.worth saying then that the last two seasons have been in the top ten ever for our fine club.dof hardly has a bad track record itself does it.using the word suit as an insult is just wrong.[/p][/quote]I seem to remember Albion playing in the first division a couple of years,does that not count ?. Now we have made the top 10 in DIVISION 2 for 3 years running. Always the bridesmaid. Some say suits i say B.B.B what is the difference,you seen them without a suit.[/p][/quote]of course the first div counts.thats why i said in the top 10 season not the top 2.its not complicated.cockwomb le[/p][/quote]Think if you read again i did say DIVISION 2 now called the championship,not the top 2. Thought you would have got it.[/p][/quote]maybe you should again read what i wrote as you misunderstand Cockwomble
  • Score: 1

11:29pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Cockwomble says...

gordongull wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Never_Wrong wrote:
Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.
Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year,
We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .
why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble
They aren't football people, and calling them 'Suits' neatly highlights the difference, Cockwomble.
burke is a football person.do you mean hes not a footballer?cockwombl
e
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Never_Wrong[/bold] wrote: Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.[/p][/quote]Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year, We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .[/p][/quote]why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble[/p][/quote]They aren't football people, and calling them 'Suits' neatly highlights the difference, Cockwomble.[/p][/quote]burke is a football person.do you mean hes not a footballer?cockwombl e Cockwomble
  • Score: 1

11:33pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Cockwomble says...

tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Never_Wrong wrote:
Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.
Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year,
We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .
why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble
With all respect Cockwomble ,we did alright without a DOF for 110/11 YEARS ,if indeed respect is earnt ,I would suggest they have a ways to go !.
and exactly how successful were we for most of those.worth saying then that the last two seasons have been in the top ten ever for our fine club.dof hardly has a bad track record itself does it.using the word suit as an insult is just wrong.
C,mon ,you cant in honesty compare our past with our present in this instance ,and as for describing B&B as "suits" is hardly derogatory ,it is ,as far as a football team set up is concerned ,accurate .
why cant i compare past and present?tell me how thats any different to what you were doing when comparing to our first 110 years!or are you and me operating under different rules?and the word suits is not in itself derogatory but when used by certain people on here most certainly is.cockwomble
Pull your neck in C0ck ,you cant compare pre Amex to post Amex ,the fact you dont understand why is testament to your attitude towards people on this site ,what exactly is this cockwomble crap at the end of every post anyway ?.
The list of differences between the two is so long as to be unbeleivable that you dont see it . Just a few ,Venue , Gates , Personel ,both on and off field ,Sponsors , Supporters , Management , Leagues , Budgets , Infra-structure , Loans ,Agents , Players and their attitude towards transfers ,Oh and the introduction of SUITS !.
and we now have a dof.it all goes together with everything else.dont know how you cant see that either.you were the one who bought up comparisons.cockwomb
le.thats a sig by the way
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Never_Wrong[/bold] wrote: Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.[/p][/quote]Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year, We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .[/p][/quote]why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble[/p][/quote]With all respect Cockwomble ,we did alright without a DOF for 110/11 YEARS ,if indeed respect is earnt ,I would suggest they have a ways to go !.[/p][/quote]and exactly how successful were we for most of those.worth saying then that the last two seasons have been in the top ten ever for our fine club.dof hardly has a bad track record itself does it.using the word suit as an insult is just wrong.[/p][/quote]C,mon ,you cant in honesty compare our past with our present in this instance ,and as for describing B&B as "suits" is hardly derogatory ,it is ,as far as a football team set up is concerned ,accurate .[/p][/quote]why cant i compare past and present?tell me how thats any different to what you were doing when comparing to our first 110 years!or are you and me operating under different rules?and the word suits is not in itself derogatory but when used by certain people on here most certainly is.cockwomble[/p][/quote]Pull your neck in C0ck ,you cant compare pre Amex to post Amex ,the fact you dont understand why is testament to your attitude towards people on this site ,what exactly is this cockwomble crap at the end of every post anyway ?. The list of differences between the two is so long as to be unbeleivable that you dont see it . Just a few ,Venue , Gates , Personel ,both on and off field ,Sponsors , Supporters , Management , Leagues , Budgets , Infra-structure , Loans ,Agents , Players and their attitude towards transfers ,Oh and the introduction of SUITS !.[/p][/quote]and we now have a dof.it all goes together with everything else.dont know how you cant see that either.you were the one who bought up comparisons.cockwomb le.thats a sig by the way Cockwomble
  • Score: 1

12:14am Tue 15 Jul 14

tug509 says...

Cockwomble wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Never_Wrong wrote:
Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.
Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year,
We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .
why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble
With all respect Cockwomble ,we did alright without a DOF for 110/11 YEARS ,if indeed respect is earnt ,I would suggest they have a ways to go !.
and exactly how successful were we for most of those.worth saying then that the last two seasons have been in the top ten ever for our fine club.dof hardly has a bad track record itself does it.using the word suit as an insult is just wrong.
C,mon ,you cant in honesty compare our past with our present in this instance ,and as for describing B&B as "suits" is hardly derogatory ,it is ,as far as a football team set up is concerned ,accurate .
why cant i compare past and present?tell me how thats any different to what you were doing when comparing to our first 110 years!or are you and me operating under different rules?and the word suits is not in itself derogatory but when used by certain people on here most certainly is.cockwomble
Pull your neck in C0ck ,you cant compare pre Amex to post Amex ,the fact you dont understand why is testament to your attitude towards people on this site ,what exactly is this cockwomble crap at the end of every post anyway ?.
The list of differences between the two is so long as to be unbeleivable that you dont see it . Just a few ,Venue , Gates , Personel ,both on and off field ,Sponsors , Supporters , Management , Leagues , Budgets , Infra-structure , Loans ,Agents , Players and their attitude towards transfers ,Oh and the introduction of SUITS !.
and we now have a dof.it all goes together with everything else.dont know how you cant see that either.you were the one who bought up comparisons.cockwomb

le.thats a sig by the way
What on earth does that mean " it all goes together with everything else" it`s not obligatory to have a DOF ,Barry Fry knows DOF`s inside out ,and is on record as stating that 99% of managers HATE DOF`s and don't want them at any cost . Gosport Gull has a "sig" GG not his whole name ,but you sometimes use yours as what can appear as an insult if you don't agree . Here`s my "sig" UTA
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Never_Wrong[/bold] wrote: Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.[/p][/quote]Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year, We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .[/p][/quote]why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble[/p][/quote]With all respect Cockwomble ,we did alright without a DOF for 110/11 YEARS ,if indeed respect is earnt ,I would suggest they have a ways to go !.[/p][/quote]and exactly how successful were we for most of those.worth saying then that the last two seasons have been in the top ten ever for our fine club.dof hardly has a bad track record itself does it.using the word suit as an insult is just wrong.[/p][/quote]C,mon ,you cant in honesty compare our past with our present in this instance ,and as for describing B&B as "suits" is hardly derogatory ,it is ,as far as a football team set up is concerned ,accurate .[/p][/quote]why cant i compare past and present?tell me how thats any different to what you were doing when comparing to our first 110 years!or are you and me operating under different rules?and the word suits is not in itself derogatory but when used by certain people on here most certainly is.cockwomble[/p][/quote]Pull your neck in C0ck ,you cant compare pre Amex to post Amex ,the fact you dont understand why is testament to your attitude towards people on this site ,what exactly is this cockwomble crap at the end of every post anyway ?. The list of differences between the two is so long as to be unbeleivable that you dont see it . Just a few ,Venue , Gates , Personel ,both on and off field ,Sponsors , Supporters , Management , Leagues , Budgets , Infra-structure , Loans ,Agents , Players and their attitude towards transfers ,Oh and the introduction of SUITS !.[/p][/quote]and we now have a dof.it all goes together with everything else.dont know how you cant see that either.you were the one who bought up comparisons.cockwomb le.thats a sig by the way[/p][/quote]What on earth does that mean " it all goes together with everything else" it`s not obligatory to have a DOF ,Barry Fry knows DOF`s inside out ,and is on record as stating that 99% of managers HATE DOF`s and don't want them at any cost . Gosport Gull has a "sig" GG not his whole name ,but you sometimes use yours as what can appear as an insult if you don't agree . Here`s my "sig" UTA tug509
  • Score: 1

1:27am Tue 15 Jul 14

gordongull says...

Cockwomble wrote:
gordongull wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Never_Wrong wrote:
Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.
Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year,
We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .
why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble
They aren't football people, and calling them 'Suits' neatly highlights the difference, Cockwomble.
burke is a football person.do you mean hes not a footballer?cockwombl

e
Burke has been involved in the game for a long time, but he's still a Suit.
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Never_Wrong[/bold] wrote: Keeping Ulloa will be a massive boost. Looking forward to seeing who we eventually sign.[/p][/quote]Yes we need to really sign a reasonable player or two ASAP .. The suits have dumbed down our expectations for this year, We should be saying third time lucky .. And the club pushing hard for that, promotion will only get harder as FFP kicks harder .. Clubs with parachute payments are the only ones spending .[/p][/quote]why do people still call them suits in such an insulting way?not just you mbts but several.we need people in charge of the club or what would happen?unless you think you could all do a better job.cockwomble[/p][/quote]They aren't football people, and calling them 'Suits' neatly highlights the difference, Cockwomble.[/p][/quote]burke is a football person.do you mean hes not a footballer?cockwombl e[/p][/quote]Burke has been involved in the game for a long time, but he's still a Suit. gordongull
  • Score: -1

2:24am Tue 15 Jul 14

Captain Haddock says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
arc12 wrote:
Southampton reportedly showing interest in Kaz? Players will arrive but as with every year its always relatively late. I suspect Ward will come but its probable the club would rather sign him just before the season starts rather than sign him in May when they would have had to pay him all summer. If this does happen it would probably save the cub maybe £100k in summer wages. Maybe the delaying process in signings is partly motivated by cost saving? Reckon 2 or 3 new faces will arrive next week when the squad returns from abroad. There's still time.
Don't know why you got thumbs down for that. I've made the same point on here. We have options and are in no hurry so why not save a few quid?
Should it not be more important that players coming in are who SH wants that fit into the system he wants to play.

I know the clock is ticking but spend just to have numbers ?.
The season is long enough and transfer period is long enough not to panic buy.
Indeed, I quite agree.
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arc12[/bold] wrote: Southampton reportedly showing interest in Kaz? Players will arrive but as with every year its always relatively late. I suspect Ward will come but its probable the club would rather sign him just before the season starts rather than sign him in May when they would have had to pay him all summer. If this does happen it would probably save the cub maybe £100k in summer wages. Maybe the delaying process in signings is partly motivated by cost saving? Reckon 2 or 3 new faces will arrive next week when the squad returns from abroad. There's still time.[/p][/quote]Don't know why you got thumbs down for that. I've made the same point on here. We have options and are in no hurry so why not save a few quid?[/p][/quote]Should it not be more important that players coming in are who SH wants that fit into the system he wants to play. I know the clock is ticking but spend just to have numbers ?. The season is long enough and transfer period is long enough not to panic buy.[/p][/quote]Indeed, I quite agree. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 3

10:06am Tue 15 Jul 14

Captain Haddock says...

Conelli98 wrote:
Royston Drenthe anyone?
Very good player on his day but major issues with attitude and consistency.
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: Royston Drenthe anyone?[/p][/quote]Very good player on his day but major issues with attitude and consistency. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 2
Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

click2find

Get Adobe Flash player
About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree