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Albion boss makes his first signing

The Argus: Aaron Hughes has signed for Albion Aaron Hughes has signed for Albion

Sami Hyypia has made his first signing as Albion manager by landing experienced central defender Aaron Hughes.

The 34-year-old Northern Ireland international has agreed a one-year deal with the Seagulls after leaving QPR at the end of last season.

Hughes, who has Premier League experience with Newcastle, Aston Villa and Fulham, fills the gap left by fellow veteran Matt Upson's move to Leicester.

Hyypia said: "We wanted to bring another experienced defender, and Aaron fits the bill - having played at Premier League, Champions League and international level.

"I have played against Aaron a few times during my time at Liverpool and also for Finland, and I know his qualities and what he will give us.

"He has a very good footballing pedigree, is an intelligent player, and he has a great mentality and good approach to the game.

"He has that experience I wanted to bring into the squad, which alongside our other senior players, will help our younger players continue to develop and progress in the first-team squad.

"Overall, we still have some work to do in terms of recruitment, and we are all working hard to do that. This is a good start and Aaron is a great addition."

Hughes completed the formalities of his move to Albion at their Spanish base in Pinatar today.

He is expected to feature in Thursday's game against Real Betis.

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5:16pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Cockwomble says...

excellent if slightly old player.not a cockwomble
excellent if slightly old player.not a cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 10

5:18pm Mon 14 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

Some news that should please most on here, just waiting for the trolls to spin it in a negative way, as I am sure they will.
Some news that should please most on here, just waiting for the trolls to spin it in a negative way, as I am sure they will. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 25

5:21pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Cockwomble says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Some news that should please most on here, just waiting for the trolls to spin it in a negative way, as I am sure they will.
agreed.to modify a cliche if hes good enough then hes young enough.plenty of experience but at a higher level than us so that will annoy some cockwombles
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Some news that should please most on here, just waiting for the trolls to spin it in a negative way, as I am sure they will.[/p][/quote]agreed.to modify a cliche if hes good enough then hes young enough.plenty of experience but at a higher level than us so that will annoy some cockwombles Cockwomble
  • Score: 6

5:21pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Good player. Wealth of experience. Nice one!

UTA!!
Good player. Wealth of experience. Nice one! UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 21

5:22pm Mon 14 Jul 14

pannell1 says...

Great good and solid someone the younger team members can learn from so welcome aaron
Great good and solid someone the younger team members can learn from so welcome aaron pannell1
  • Score: 18

5:27pm Mon 14 Jul 14

cybergu11y says...

I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.
I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over. cybergu11y
  • Score: -31

5:30pm Mon 14 Jul 14

mikeygit says...

Seems to fit the bill and will--hopefully--cre
ate some stability in the midfield and will be good for the younger players around him. Well done Sami--first of a few I hope.
Seems to fit the bill and will--hopefully--cre ate some stability in the midfield and will be good for the younger players around him. Well done Sami--first of a few I hope. mikeygit
  • Score: 4

5:30pm Mon 14 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

pannell1 wrote:
Great good and solid someone the younger team members can learn from so welcome aaron
Just throwing this out there so don't go crazy.
With the arrival of Hughes, and the stated desire of Maksi to play in a CB role, could both Maksi and Dunk become cover for Hughes and Greer?
[quote][p][bold]pannell1[/bold] wrote: Great good and solid someone the younger team members can learn from so welcome aaron[/p][/quote]Just throwing this out there so don't go crazy. With the arrival of Hughes, and the stated desire of Maksi to play in a CB role, could both Maksi and Dunk become cover for Hughes and Greer? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

5:33pm Mon 14 Jul 14

albionbloke says...

cybergu11y wrote:
I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.
Try drinking from a half-full glass.....makes life a little more enjoyable.
[quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.[/p][/quote]Try drinking from a half-full glass.....makes life a little more enjoyable. albionbloke
  • Score: 2

5:34pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Clean Sheet says...

Yep, good news if he can replace Matt Upson, and help the likes of Dunk and DS members to develop.
Yep, good news if he can replace Matt Upson, and help the likes of Dunk and DS members to develop. Clean Sheet
  • Score: 8

5:35pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Far gull says...

A signing at last, great experience, lets hope it is for us watching him. Did he play against us last season ?
A signing at last, great experience, lets hope it is for us watching him. Did he play against us last season ? Far gull
  • Score: 4

5:35pm Mon 14 Jul 14

skylight says...

Sounds like a good move, even if short term. Truth is that I have no confidence in Dunk and this will give us much needed stability and give Dunk another year to mature, ,by which time he may be able to be No.1 in that position.
Sounds like a good move, even if short term. Truth is that I have no confidence in Dunk and this will give us much needed stability and give Dunk another year to mature, ,by which time he may be able to be No.1 in that position. skylight
  • Score: -9

5:37pm Mon 14 Jul 14

lighteninglee says...

Good start in the transfer market fingers crossed more Will follow. Welcome to Brighton aaron.
Good start in the transfer market fingers crossed more Will follow. Welcome to Brighton aaron. lighteninglee
  • Score: 14

5:45pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Grendel says...

A good signing in terms of creating a competitive squad for next season, but not exactly one for the future. It seems to me that in terms of transfer dealings our hunting ground is almost always the young premier league cast offs, the slightly over the hill, the foreign cheapo, to get us where we want to go on the cheap. The rewards if we succeed are enormous. Let's hope the strategy works.
A good signing in terms of creating a competitive squad for next season, but not exactly one for the future. It seems to me that in terms of transfer dealings our hunting ground is almost always the young premier league cast offs, the slightly over the hill, the foreign cheapo, to get us where we want to go on the cheap. The rewards if we succeed are enormous. Let's hope the strategy works. Grendel
  • Score: -12

5:49pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Aye Aye says...

I'm not at all unhappy with this one - he brings a wealth of top-flight experience in a key midfield role and, if his fitness isn't an issue (and why would it be?), this is a great start Mr Hyypia!
I'm not at all unhappy with this one - he brings a wealth of top-flight experience in a key midfield role and, if his fitness isn't an issue (and why would it be?), this is a great start Mr Hyypia! Aye Aye
  • Score: 3

5:49pm Mon 14 Jul 14

cybergu11y says...

albionbloke wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.
Try drinking from a half-full glass.....makes life a little more enjoyable.
My comment sounds a little negative, I accept that. I can see the positives, the wealth of experience for example. I just think that we need pace, especially if our new ethos is to break quickly on the counter attack. As for the lack of transfer activity, it is always the same in world cup years and so whilst it is frustrating for us fans to wait for news, I have not once complained during this closed season. As for your glass half full comment, I don't give a **** if my glass is half full, or half empty, I have a glass and for that I am grateful. I am not one who constantly complains about how the club is run. I am all too aware that without Mr Bloom, we would not have a club , let alone the stadium and training facilities we now have at our disposal. That said, I am a true and loyal supporter and have a right to voice my opinion and on this occassion, I am not convinced on balance that this is a good signing but am willing to let time tell if I am right to be concerned. As a true supporter, I have no intention of coming on here and gloating if and I mean if, at some stage my concerns are proved correct.
[quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.[/p][/quote]Try drinking from a half-full glass.....makes life a little more enjoyable.[/p][/quote]My comment sounds a little negative, I accept that. I can see the positives, the wealth of experience for example. I just think that we need pace, especially if our new ethos is to break quickly on the counter attack. As for the lack of transfer activity, it is always the same in world cup years and so whilst it is frustrating for us fans to wait for news, I have not once complained during this closed season. As for your glass half full comment, I don't give a **** if my glass is half full, or half empty, I have a glass and for that I am grateful. I am not one who constantly complains about how the club is run. I am all too aware that without Mr Bloom, we would not have a club , let alone the stadium and training facilities we now have at our disposal. That said, I am a true and loyal supporter and have a right to voice my opinion and on this occassion, I am not convinced on balance that this is a good signing but am willing to let time tell if I am right to be concerned. As a true supporter, I have no intention of coming on here and gloating if and I mean if, at some stage my concerns are proved correct. cybergu11y
  • Score: 20

5:52pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Piglet1 says...

cybergu11y wrote:
I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.
He is younger than a certain Matt Upson who I recall was OK!
[quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.[/p][/quote]He is younger than a certain Matt Upson who I recall was OK! Piglet1
  • Score: 14

5:54pm Mon 14 Jul 14

dave from bexill says...

Aye Aye wrote:
I'm not at all unhappy with this one - he brings a wealth of top-flight experience in a key midfield role and, if his fitness isn't an issue (and why would it be?), this is a great start Mr Hyypia!
I've only ever seen him play as a centre back/fullback. Is he also a (central) midfielder then Aye Aye?
[quote][p][bold]Aye Aye[/bold] wrote: I'm not at all unhappy with this one - he brings a wealth of top-flight experience in a key midfield role and, if his fitness isn't an issue (and why would it be?), this is a great start Mr Hyypia![/p][/quote]I've only ever seen him play as a centre back/fullback. Is he also a (central) midfielder then Aye Aye? dave from bexill
  • Score: 12

5:55pm Mon 14 Jul 14

cybergu11y says...

Aye Aye wrote:
I'm not at all unhappy with this one - he brings a wealth of top-flight experience in a key midfield role and, if his fitness isn't an issue (and why would it be?), this is a great start Mr Hyypia!
How is a central defender going to do that?
[quote][p][bold]Aye Aye[/bold] wrote: I'm not at all unhappy with this one - he brings a wealth of top-flight experience in a key midfield role and, if his fitness isn't an issue (and why would it be?), this is a great start Mr Hyypia![/p][/quote]How is a central defender going to do that? cybergu11y
  • Score: 6

5:59pm Mon 14 Jul 14

tug509 says...

Great signing ,we have proven how important experience is in the past ,welcome Aaron. UTA
Great signing ,we have proven how important experience is in the past ,welcome Aaron. UTA tug509
  • Score: 7

6:03pm Mon 14 Jul 14

To baldly go says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
pannell1 wrote:
Great good and solid someone the younger team members can learn from so welcome aaron
Just throwing this out there so don't go crazy.
With the arrival of Hughes, and the stated desire of Maksi to play in a CB role, could both Maksi and Dunk become cover for Hughes and Greer?
Not disappointed, but not excited at the same time, he's 35 later this year I believe! We should be pushing the likes of Maksi and Dunk into the CB positions imo, not the reverse! The same could happen if Ward comes back, Chicksen warming the bench and getting frustrated and looking elsewhere. We need to get these youngsters involved and playing or they will look to move on and where will that leave us!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pannell1[/bold] wrote: Great good and solid someone the younger team members can learn from so welcome aaron[/p][/quote]Just throwing this out there so don't go crazy. With the arrival of Hughes, and the stated desire of Maksi to play in a CB role, could both Maksi and Dunk become cover for Hughes and Greer?[/p][/quote]Not disappointed, but not excited at the same time, he's 35 later this year I believe! We should be pushing the likes of Maksi and Dunk into the CB positions imo, not the reverse! The same could happen if Ward comes back, Chicksen warming the bench and getting frustrated and looking elsewhere. We need to get these youngsters involved and playing or they will look to move on and where will that leave us! To baldly go
  • Score: 15

6:07pm Mon 14 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

tug509 wrote:
Great signing ,we have proven how important experience is in the past ,welcome Aaron. UTA
Hi Tug, Upson MK11 ??
I am looking forward to hearing that a new keeper is arriving now, get that back five sorted out and then move on to the rest of our needs.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Great signing ,we have proven how important experience is in the past ,welcome Aaron. UTA[/p][/quote]Hi Tug, Upson MK11 ?? I am looking forward to hearing that a new keeper is arriving now, get that back five sorted out and then move on to the rest of our needs. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

6:08pm Mon 14 Jul 14

cybergu11y says...

To baldly go wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
pannell1 wrote:
Great good and solid someone the younger team members can learn from so welcome aaron
Just throwing this out there so don't go crazy.
With the arrival of Hughes, and the stated desire of Maksi to play in a CB role, could both Maksi and Dunk become cover for Hughes and Greer?
Not disappointed, but not excited at the same time, he's 35 later this year I believe! We should be pushing the likes of Maksi and Dunk into the CB positions imo, not the reverse! The same could happen if Ward comes back, Chicksen warming the bench and getting frustrated and looking elsewhere. We need to get these youngsters involved and playing or they will look to move on and where will that leave us!
You only have to look at how the younger players came through for us last season to realise the sense in what you are saying. It is all a very fine balancing act. From an experience point of view, not a bad signing, but if it stifles the progression of our younger talent, not so good. As i have said, only time will tell.
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pannell1[/bold] wrote: Great good and solid someone the younger team members can learn from so welcome aaron[/p][/quote]Just throwing this out there so don't go crazy. With the arrival of Hughes, and the stated desire of Maksi to play in a CB role, could both Maksi and Dunk become cover for Hughes and Greer?[/p][/quote]Not disappointed, but not excited at the same time, he's 35 later this year I believe! We should be pushing the likes of Maksi and Dunk into the CB positions imo, not the reverse! The same could happen if Ward comes back, Chicksen warming the bench and getting frustrated and looking elsewhere. We need to get these youngsters involved and playing or they will look to move on and where will that leave us![/p][/quote]You only have to look at how the younger players came through for us last season to realise the sense in what you are saying. It is all a very fine balancing act. From an experience point of view, not a bad signing, but if it stifles the progression of our younger talent, not so good. As i have said, only time will tell. cybergu11y
  • Score: 11

6:10pm Mon 14 Jul 14

AGT999 says...

cybergu11y wrote:
albionbloke wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.
Try drinking from a half-full glass.....makes life a little more enjoyable.
My comment sounds a little negative, I accept that. I can see the positives, the wealth of experience for example. I just think that we need pace, especially if our new ethos is to break quickly on the counter attack. As for the lack of transfer activity, it is always the same in world cup years and so whilst it is frustrating for us fans to wait for news, I have not once complained during this closed season. As for your glass half full comment, I don't give a **** if my glass is half full, or half empty, I have a glass and for that I am grateful. I am not one who constantly complains about how the club is run. I am all too aware that without Mr Bloom, we would not have a club , let alone the stadium and training facilities we now have at our disposal. That said, I am a true and loyal supporter and have a right to voice my opinion and on this occassion, I am not convinced on balance that this is a good signing but am willing to let time tell if I am right to be concerned. As a true supporter, I have no intention of coming on here and gloating if and I mean if, at some stage my concerns are proved correct.
Why does a centre back need to have a great deal of pace?, Bobby Moore was never fast around the pitch but one of the best players of his time in the world in that position
[quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.[/p][/quote]Try drinking from a half-full glass.....makes life a little more enjoyable.[/p][/quote]My comment sounds a little negative, I accept that. I can see the positives, the wealth of experience for example. I just think that we need pace, especially if our new ethos is to break quickly on the counter attack. As for the lack of transfer activity, it is always the same in world cup years and so whilst it is frustrating for us fans to wait for news, I have not once complained during this closed season. As for your glass half full comment, I don't give a **** if my glass is half full, or half empty, I have a glass and for that I am grateful. I am not one who constantly complains about how the club is run. I am all too aware that without Mr Bloom, we would not have a club , let alone the stadium and training facilities we now have at our disposal. That said, I am a true and loyal supporter and have a right to voice my opinion and on this occassion, I am not convinced on balance that this is a good signing but am willing to let time tell if I am right to be concerned. As a true supporter, I have no intention of coming on here and gloating if and I mean if, at some stage my concerns are proved correct.[/p][/quote]Why does a centre back need to have a great deal of pace?, Bobby Moore was never fast around the pitch but one of the best players of his time in the world in that position AGT999
  • Score: 3

6:10pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Chi Gull says...

To baldly go wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
pannell1 wrote:
Great good and solid someone the younger team members can learn from so welcome aaron
Just throwing this out there so don't go crazy.
With the arrival of Hughes, and the stated desire of Maksi to play in a CB role, could both Maksi and Dunk become cover for Hughes and Greer?
Not disappointed, but not excited at the same time, he's 35 later this year I believe! We should be pushing the likes of Maksi and Dunk into the CB positions imo, not the reverse! The same could happen if Ward comes back, Chicksen warming the bench and getting frustrated and looking elsewhere. We need to get these youngsters involved and playing or they will look to move on and where will that leave us!
Surely this will be pushing the youngsters to prove they can do better than a 34 yr old at the end of his playing career? The squad system guarantees that any good players will get a few games - and with our recent injury record most players will get a chance - if they are up to it.
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pannell1[/bold] wrote: Great good and solid someone the younger team members can learn from so welcome aaron[/p][/quote]Just throwing this out there so don't go crazy. With the arrival of Hughes, and the stated desire of Maksi to play in a CB role, could both Maksi and Dunk become cover for Hughes and Greer?[/p][/quote]Not disappointed, but not excited at the same time, he's 35 later this year I believe! We should be pushing the likes of Maksi and Dunk into the CB positions imo, not the reverse! The same could happen if Ward comes back, Chicksen warming the bench and getting frustrated and looking elsewhere. We need to get these youngsters involved and playing or they will look to move on and where will that leave us![/p][/quote]Surely this will be pushing the youngsters to prove they can do better than a 34 yr old at the end of his playing career? The squad system guarantees that any good players will get a few games - and with our recent injury record most players will get a chance - if they are up to it. Chi Gull
  • Score: 8

6:11pm Mon 14 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

AGT999 wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
albionbloke wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.
Try drinking from a half-full glass.....makes life a little more enjoyable.
My comment sounds a little negative, I accept that. I can see the positives, the wealth of experience for example. I just think that we need pace, especially if our new ethos is to break quickly on the counter attack. As for the lack of transfer activity, it is always the same in world cup years and so whilst it is frustrating for us fans to wait for news, I have not once complained during this closed season. As for your glass half full comment, I don't give a **** if my glass is half full, or half empty, I have a glass and for that I am grateful. I am not one who constantly complains about how the club is run. I am all too aware that without Mr Bloom, we would not have a club , let alone the stadium and training facilities we now have at our disposal. That said, I am a true and loyal supporter and have a right to voice my opinion and on this occassion, I am not convinced on balance that this is a good signing but am willing to let time tell if I am right to be concerned. As a true supporter, I have no intention of coming on here and gloating if and I mean if, at some stage my concerns are proved correct.
Why does a centre back need to have a great deal of pace?, Bobby Moore was never fast around the pitch but one of the best players of his time in the world in that position
Hi bro, wing backs need the pace, center backs hook up with Toko/Ince to hold the line, agreed?
[quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.[/p][/quote]Try drinking from a half-full glass.....makes life a little more enjoyable.[/p][/quote]My comment sounds a little negative, I accept that. I can see the positives, the wealth of experience for example. I just think that we need pace, especially if our new ethos is to break quickly on the counter attack. As for the lack of transfer activity, it is always the same in world cup years and so whilst it is frustrating for us fans to wait for news, I have not once complained during this closed season. As for your glass half full comment, I don't give a **** if my glass is half full, or half empty, I have a glass and for that I am grateful. I am not one who constantly complains about how the club is run. I am all too aware that without Mr Bloom, we would not have a club , let alone the stadium and training facilities we now have at our disposal. That said, I am a true and loyal supporter and have a right to voice my opinion and on this occassion, I am not convinced on balance that this is a good signing but am willing to let time tell if I am right to be concerned. As a true supporter, I have no intention of coming on here and gloating if and I mean if, at some stage my concerns are proved correct.[/p][/quote]Why does a centre back need to have a great deal of pace?, Bobby Moore was never fast around the pitch but one of the best players of his time in the world in that position[/p][/quote]Hi bro, wing backs need the pace, center backs hook up with Toko/Ince to hold the line, agreed? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 5

6:15pm Mon 14 Jul 14

dave from bexill says...

cybergu11y wrote:
albionbloke wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.
Try drinking from a half-full glass.....makes life a little more enjoyable.
My comment sounds a little negative, I accept that. I can see the positives, the wealth of experience for example. I just think that we need pace, especially if our new ethos is to break quickly on the counter attack. As for the lack of transfer activity, it is always the same in world cup years and so whilst it is frustrating for us fans to wait for news, I have not once complained during this closed season. As for your glass half full comment, I don't give a **** if my glass is half full, or half empty, I have a glass and for that I am grateful. I am not one who constantly complains about how the club is run. I am all too aware that without Mr Bloom, we would not have a club , let alone the stadium and training facilities we now have at our disposal. That said, I am a true and loyal supporter and have a right to voice my opinion and on this occassion, I am not convinced on balance that this is a good signing but am willing to let time tell if I am right to be concerned. As a true supporter, I have no intention of coming on here and gloating if and I mean if, at some stage my concerns are proved correct.
You're not being negative at all and your points/ concerns are well made in my view.
Why is it that everyone who comes on this site, who questions those who perhaps offer a different view to the 'foam handers' is seen as negative.
Without alternative views and debate, there would be no site. I'm not talking about the (very) few wums and trolls but the genuine Albion supporters/followers who for the most part offer good and sound opinions, even though I for one don't necessarily agree with all they say. In my very humble opinion,"negative" is the most over used and misunderstood word on this site.
[quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.[/p][/quote]Try drinking from a half-full glass.....makes life a little more enjoyable.[/p][/quote]My comment sounds a little negative, I accept that. I can see the positives, the wealth of experience for example. I just think that we need pace, especially if our new ethos is to break quickly on the counter attack. As for the lack of transfer activity, it is always the same in world cup years and so whilst it is frustrating for us fans to wait for news, I have not once complained during this closed season. As for your glass half full comment, I don't give a **** if my glass is half full, or half empty, I have a glass and for that I am grateful. I am not one who constantly complains about how the club is run. I am all too aware that without Mr Bloom, we would not have a club , let alone the stadium and training facilities we now have at our disposal. That said, I am a true and loyal supporter and have a right to voice my opinion and on this occassion, I am not convinced on balance that this is a good signing but am willing to let time tell if I am right to be concerned. As a true supporter, I have no intention of coming on here and gloating if and I mean if, at some stage my concerns are proved correct.[/p][/quote]You're not being negative at all and your points/ concerns are well made in my view. Why is it that everyone who comes on this site, who questions those who perhaps offer a different view to the 'foam handers' is seen as negative. Without alternative views and debate, there would be no site. I'm not talking about the (very) few wums and trolls but the genuine Albion supporters/followers who for the most part offer good and sound opinions, even though I for one don't necessarily agree with all they say. In my very humble opinion,"negative" is the most over used and misunderstood word on this site. dave from bexill
  • Score: 7

6:16pm Mon 14 Jul 14

cybergu11y says...

AGT999 wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
albionbloke wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.
Try drinking from a half-full glass.....makes life a little more enjoyable.
My comment sounds a little negative, I accept that. I can see the positives, the wealth of experience for example. I just think that we need pace, especially if our new ethos is to break quickly on the counter attack. As for the lack of transfer activity, it is always the same in world cup years and so whilst it is frustrating for us fans to wait for news, I have not once complained during this closed season. As for your glass half full comment, I don't give a **** if my glass is half full, or half empty, I have a glass and for that I am grateful. I am not one who constantly complains about how the club is run. I am all too aware that without Mr Bloom, we would not have a club , let alone the stadium and training facilities we now have at our disposal. That said, I am a true and loyal supporter and have a right to voice my opinion and on this occassion, I am not convinced on balance that this is a good signing but am willing to let time tell if I am right to be concerned. As a true supporter, I have no intention of coming on here and gloating if and I mean if, at some stage my concerns are proved correct.
Why does a centre back need to have a great deal of pace?, Bobby Moore was never fast around the pitch but one of the best players of his time in the world in that position
The game is played at a faster pace these days. We have a large and wide pitch and at times when pushing forward for an equaliser any team can get caught on the break. I am not alone in thinking we were caught short in defence at times last year, after dominating vast periods of play, am I?
[quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.[/p][/quote]Try drinking from a half-full glass.....makes life a little more enjoyable.[/p][/quote]My comment sounds a little negative, I accept that. I can see the positives, the wealth of experience for example. I just think that we need pace, especially if our new ethos is to break quickly on the counter attack. As for the lack of transfer activity, it is always the same in world cup years and so whilst it is frustrating for us fans to wait for news, I have not once complained during this closed season. As for your glass half full comment, I don't give a **** if my glass is half full, or half empty, I have a glass and for that I am grateful. I am not one who constantly complains about how the club is run. I am all too aware that without Mr Bloom, we would not have a club , let alone the stadium and training facilities we now have at our disposal. That said, I am a true and loyal supporter and have a right to voice my opinion and on this occassion, I am not convinced on balance that this is a good signing but am willing to let time tell if I am right to be concerned. As a true supporter, I have no intention of coming on here and gloating if and I mean if, at some stage my concerns are proved correct.[/p][/quote]Why does a centre back need to have a great deal of pace?, Bobby Moore was never fast around the pitch but one of the best players of his time in the world in that position[/p][/quote]The game is played at a faster pace these days. We have a large and wide pitch and at times when pushing forward for an equaliser any team can get caught on the break. I am not alone in thinking we were caught short in defence at times last year, after dominating vast periods of play, am I? cybergu11y
  • Score: 5

6:17pm Mon 14 Jul 14

SMF20 says...

Great signing.

I think we could put our a very strong 1st 11 right now if we had too.

This fella has always played at the top and can be forgiven for a lack of game time last season given who he was competing against.

Really pleased with this.

Welcome Aaron
Great signing. I think we could put our a very strong 1st 11 right now if we had too. This fella has always played at the top and can be forgiven for a lack of game time last season given who he was competing against. Really pleased with this. Welcome Aaron SMF20
  • Score: 11

6:18pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Beale32 says...

cybergu11y wrote:
I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.
If this was giggs or pirlo coming in then there is no way you would question their age. It doesn't matter about age if they are good enough.

welcome to the albion
[quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.[/p][/quote]If this was giggs or pirlo coming in then there is no way you would question their age. It doesn't matter about age if they are good enough. welcome to the albion Beale32
  • Score: 10

6:20pm Mon 14 Jul 14

SMF20 says...

To baldly go wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
pannell1 wrote:
Great good and solid someone the younger team members can learn from so welcome aaron
Just throwing this out there so don't go crazy.
With the arrival of Hughes, and the stated desire of Maksi to play in a CB role, could both Maksi and Dunk become cover for Hughes and Greer?
Not disappointed, but not excited at the same time, he's 35 later this year I believe! We should be pushing the likes of Maksi and Dunk into the CB positions imo, not the reverse! The same could happen if Ward comes back, Chicksen warming the bench and getting frustrated and looking elsewhere. We need to get these youngsters involved and playing or they will look to move on and where will that leave us!
Who's to say that it's Dunk who will make way... Our skipper isn't getting any younger either.
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pannell1[/bold] wrote: Great good and solid someone the younger team members can learn from so welcome aaron[/p][/quote]Just throwing this out there so don't go crazy. With the arrival of Hughes, and the stated desire of Maksi to play in a CB role, could both Maksi and Dunk become cover for Hughes and Greer?[/p][/quote]Not disappointed, but not excited at the same time, he's 35 later this year I believe! We should be pushing the likes of Maksi and Dunk into the CB positions imo, not the reverse! The same could happen if Ward comes back, Chicksen warming the bench and getting frustrated and looking elsewhere. We need to get these youngsters involved and playing or they will look to move on and where will that leave us![/p][/quote]Who's to say that it's Dunk who will make way... Our skipper isn't getting any younger either. SMF20
  • Score: 7

6:23pm Mon 14 Jul 14

fansunited says...

According to wiki he can play in any of the back 4 positions an midfield, could be good backup.. Welcome.
According to wiki he can play in any of the back 4 positions an midfield, could be good backup.. Welcome. fansunited
  • Score: 5

6:33pm Mon 14 Jul 14

raymondo999 says...

AGT999 wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
albionbloke wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.
Try drinking from a half-full glass.....makes life a little more enjoyable.
My comment sounds a little negative, I accept that. I can see the positives, the wealth of experience for example. I just think that we need pace, especially if our new ethos is to break quickly on the counter attack. As for the lack of transfer activity, it is always the same in world cup years and so whilst it is frustrating for us fans to wait for news, I have not once complained during this closed season. As for your glass half full comment, I don't give a **** if my glass is half full, or half empty, I have a glass and for that I am grateful. I am not one who constantly complains about how the club is run. I am all too aware that without Mr Bloom, we would not have a club , let alone the stadium and training facilities we now have at our disposal. That said, I am a true and loyal supporter and have a right to voice my opinion and on this occassion, I am not convinced on balance that this is a good signing but am willing to let time tell if I am right to be concerned. As a true supporter, I have no intention of coming on here and gloating if and I mean if, at some stage my concerns are proved correct.
Why does a centre back need to have a great deal of pace?, Bobby Moore was never fast around the pitch but one of the best players of his time in the world in that position
Whoever gave this last comment a thumbs down is a moron who knows nothing about football. Viva bobby Moore, viva bobby Moore.........
[quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.[/p][/quote]Try drinking from a half-full glass.....makes life a little more enjoyable.[/p][/quote]My comment sounds a little negative, I accept that. I can see the positives, the wealth of experience for example. I just think that we need pace, especially if our new ethos is to break quickly on the counter attack. As for the lack of transfer activity, it is always the same in world cup years and so whilst it is frustrating for us fans to wait for news, I have not once complained during this closed season. As for your glass half full comment, I don't give a **** if my glass is half full, or half empty, I have a glass and for that I am grateful. I am not one who constantly complains about how the club is run. I am all too aware that without Mr Bloom, we would not have a club , let alone the stadium and training facilities we now have at our disposal. That said, I am a true and loyal supporter and have a right to voice my opinion and on this occassion, I am not convinced on balance that this is a good signing but am willing to let time tell if I am right to be concerned. As a true supporter, I have no intention of coming on here and gloating if and I mean if, at some stage my concerns are proved correct.[/p][/quote]Why does a centre back need to have a great deal of pace?, Bobby Moore was never fast around the pitch but one of the best players of his time in the world in that position[/p][/quote]Whoever gave this last comment a thumbs down is a moron who knows nothing about football. Viva bobby Moore, viva bobby Moore......... raymondo999
  • Score: -9

6:37pm Mon 14 Jul 14

cybergu11y says...

Beale32 wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.
If this was giggs or pirlo coming in then there is no way you would question their age. It doesn't matter about age if they are good enough.

welcome to the albion
Actually I'd still be concerned because if FFP is so important, how could we afford the wage bill for Giggs or Pirlo? Age does matter, as i have already stated and can't be bothered to repeat myself. There are pros and cons to this signing and no one will ever truly be able to say for sure at this stage which way it will go. We have though at last started to rebuild and it is good to see this forum of debate light up with excitement. The vast majority of us on here are true and loyal supporters and should all respect each others right to a differing opinion. For the rest, we have Mr Cockwomble!
[quote][p][bold]Beale32[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.[/p][/quote]If this was giggs or pirlo coming in then there is no way you would question their age. It doesn't matter about age if they are good enough. welcome to the albion[/p][/quote]Actually I'd still be concerned because if FFP is so important, how could we afford the wage bill for Giggs or Pirlo? Age does matter, as i have already stated and can't be bothered to repeat myself. There are pros and cons to this signing and no one will ever truly be able to say for sure at this stage which way it will go. We have though at last started to rebuild and it is good to see this forum of debate light up with excitement. The vast majority of us on here are true and loyal supporters and should all respect each others right to a differing opinion. For the rest, we have Mr Cockwomble! cybergu11y
  • Score: 5

6:40pm Mon 14 Jul 14

PressBoxTeaBoy says...

Skylight ? A bit unfair on your synopsis of Dunk ? When Dunk did play last season, which wasn't very often I know, he did extremely well. Dunk's problem was always that he needed a good run in the side to continue to develop, but the odd mistake here and there saw him reduced to a bit player in a back up role because Greer and Upson were playing so well and El Abd was always the 'experienced " back up. Given some longevity in the side I think Dunk has the makings of a class CH. There's a reason that we held on to Dunk but let Cooke go, and then El Abd go, and it's the future potential that was retained.

I think we'll see a lot more of Dunk this term, and I hope Maksimenko also, so to have Greer and now Hughes as the "mature" experienced CH's, the two younger lads will become natural back up's and one will make the breakthrough at some point to be a starter, and I would think one of those two younger lads will always be on the bench at the very least.

I guess there's no better judge than Hypia to choose well in the CH position, so for me that's the least of our worries in a positional sense.
Skylight ? A bit unfair on your synopsis of Dunk ? When Dunk did play last season, which wasn't very often I know, he did extremely well. Dunk's problem was always that he needed a good run in the side to continue to develop, but the odd mistake here and there saw him reduced to a bit player in a back up role because Greer and Upson were playing so well and El Abd was always the 'experienced " back up. Given some longevity in the side I think Dunk has the makings of a class CH. There's a reason that we held on to Dunk but let Cooke go, and then El Abd go, and it's the future potential that was retained. I think we'll see a lot more of Dunk this term, and I hope Maksimenko also, so to have Greer and now Hughes as the "mature" experienced CH's, the two younger lads will become natural back up's and one will make the breakthrough at some point to be a starter, and I would think one of those two younger lads will always be on the bench at the very least. I guess there's no better judge than Hypia to choose well in the CH position, so for me that's the least of our worries in a positional sense. PressBoxTeaBoy
  • Score: 17

6:49pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Merdalf the Wizard says...

It looks to me, given this signing and comments made by the younger players on the official site, that Sammi has made it clear that if your good enough, you will play.
Maksi has already stated that that he's looking to this season to break into the first team.
Maybe Sammi is offering up Aaron as an example to the youngsters, I.E., you have got to be this good, or better, and you've got this season to prove it.
Just my opinion, but as an incentive to the developing players, seems pretty good to me.
UTA
It looks to me, given this signing and comments made by the younger players on the official site, that Sammi has made it clear that if your good enough, you will play. Maksi has already stated that that he's looking to this season to break into the first team. Maybe Sammi is offering up Aaron as an example to the youngsters, I.E., you have got to be this good, or better, and you've got this season to prove it. Just my opinion, but as an incentive to the developing players, seems pretty good to me. UTA Merdalf the Wizard
  • Score: 3

6:51pm Mon 14 Jul 14

cybergu11y says...

PressBoxTeaBoy wrote:
Skylight ? A bit unfair on your synopsis of Dunk ? When Dunk did play last season, which wasn't very often I know, he did extremely well. Dunk's problem was always that he needed a good run in the side to continue to develop, but the odd mistake here and there saw him reduced to a bit player in a back up role because Greer and Upson were playing so well and El Abd was always the 'experienced " back up. Given some longevity in the side I think Dunk has the makings of a class CH. There's a reason that we held on to Dunk but let Cooke go, and then El Abd go, and it's the future potential that was retained.

I think we'll see a lot more of Dunk this term, and I hope Maksimenko also, so to have Greer and now Hughes as the "mature" experienced CH's, the two younger lads will become natural back up's and one will make the breakthrough at some point to be a starter, and I would think one of those two younger lads will always be on the bench at the very least.

I guess there's no better judge than Hypia to choose well in the CH position, so for me that's the least of our worries in a positional sense.
Some very good points made there and Sammi should be a very good judge indeed. As long as we can retain the younger players, we should be ok. Lets face it though, this signing is short term and we could lose our youth to a promise to play rather than warm the bench. How for example can Dunk improve whilst getting no real game time? Thank goodness I am not the manager, too many difficult decisions.
[quote][p][bold]PressBoxTeaBoy[/bold] wrote: Skylight ? A bit unfair on your synopsis of Dunk ? When Dunk did play last season, which wasn't very often I know, he did extremely well. Dunk's problem was always that he needed a good run in the side to continue to develop, but the odd mistake here and there saw him reduced to a bit player in a back up role because Greer and Upson were playing so well and El Abd was always the 'experienced " back up. Given some longevity in the side I think Dunk has the makings of a class CH. There's a reason that we held on to Dunk but let Cooke go, and then El Abd go, and it's the future potential that was retained. I think we'll see a lot more of Dunk this term, and I hope Maksimenko also, so to have Greer and now Hughes as the "mature" experienced CH's, the two younger lads will become natural back up's and one will make the breakthrough at some point to be a starter, and I would think one of those two younger lads will always be on the bench at the very least. I guess there's no better judge than Hypia to choose well in the CH position, so for me that's the least of our worries in a positional sense.[/p][/quote]Some very good points made there and Sammi should be a very good judge indeed. As long as we can retain the younger players, we should be ok. Lets face it though, this signing is short term and we could lose our youth to a promise to play rather than warm the bench. How for example can Dunk improve whilst getting no real game time? Thank goodness I am not the manager, too many difficult decisions. cybergu11y
  • Score: 6

6:51pm Mon 14 Jul 14

The lev says...

Beale32 wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.
If this was giggs or pirlo coming in then there is no way you would question their age. It doesn't matter about age if they are good enough.

welcome to the albion
Yes if he was once a world class player and in pirlo case still is , we would not complain , the only thing he has in common with theses two is that he's old.
[quote][p][bold]Beale32[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.[/p][/quote]If this was giggs or pirlo coming in then there is no way you would question their age. It doesn't matter about age if they are good enough. welcome to the albion[/p][/quote]Yes if he was once a world class player and in pirlo case still is , we would not complain , the only thing he has in common with theses two is that he's old. The lev
  • Score: -2

6:54pm Mon 14 Jul 14

JeffLomer says...

Welcome to BHAFC Aaron

Vastly experienced not cost nothing, never heard any snipetts about Aaron then again I wouldn't do I don't live in Sussex, I'll let Burke have the praise for this signing, unless someone knows different!!
Up the Albion!!
Welcome to BHAFC Aaron Vastly experienced not cost nothing, never heard any snipetts about Aaron then again I wouldn't do I don't live in Sussex, I'll let Burke have the praise for this signing, unless someone knows different!! Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: -3

7:00pm Mon 14 Jul 14

WestStander17 says...

cybergu11y wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
albionbloke wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.
Try drinking from a half-full glass.....makes life a little more enjoyable.
My comment sounds a little negative, I accept that. I can see the positives, the wealth of experience for example. I just think that we need pace, especially if our new ethos is to break quickly on the counter attack. As for the lack of transfer activity, it is always the same in world cup years and so whilst it is frustrating for us fans to wait for news, I have not once complained during this closed season. As for your glass half full comment, I don't give a **** if my glass is half full, or half empty, I have a glass and for that I am grateful. I am not one who constantly complains about how the club is run. I am all too aware that without Mr Bloom, we would not have a club , let alone the stadium and training facilities we now have at our disposal. That said, I am a true and loyal supporter and have a right to voice my opinion and on this occassion, I am not convinced on balance that this is a good signing but am willing to let time tell if I am right to be concerned. As a true supporter, I have no intention of coming on here and gloating if and I mean if, at some stage my concerns are proved correct.
Why does a centre back need to have a great deal of pace?, Bobby Moore was never fast around the pitch but one of the best players of his time in the world in that position
The game is played at a faster pace these days. We have a large and wide pitch and at times when pushing forward for an equaliser any team can get caught on the break. I am not alone in thinking we were caught short in defence at times last year, after dominating vast periods of play, am I?
You are probably right in saying we did get caught on the break after dominating possession for long periods. However, if we are looking to be a quicker, more counter-attacking team, we won't be dominating possession and will actually be defending a lot more of the time, probably deeper too. Therefore, pace at the back, in theory, won't be as much of a problem as it has been in recent years.

Whether this plan, if it is indeed the plan, works better than the previous possession based plan we will soon find out.

I think it is a good signing although I would actually like to see Dunk play more. When he stepped in for Greer or Upson last year, I thought he did a pretty good job. I would like to think he has more future appearances than Greer & Hughes put together.
[quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.[/p][/quote]Try drinking from a half-full glass.....makes life a little more enjoyable.[/p][/quote]My comment sounds a little negative, I accept that. I can see the positives, the wealth of experience for example. I just think that we need pace, especially if our new ethos is to break quickly on the counter attack. As for the lack of transfer activity, it is always the same in world cup years and so whilst it is frustrating for us fans to wait for news, I have not once complained during this closed season. As for your glass half full comment, I don't give a **** if my glass is half full, or half empty, I have a glass and for that I am grateful. I am not one who constantly complains about how the club is run. I am all too aware that without Mr Bloom, we would not have a club , let alone the stadium and training facilities we now have at our disposal. That said, I am a true and loyal supporter and have a right to voice my opinion and on this occassion, I am not convinced on balance that this is a good signing but am willing to let time tell if I am right to be concerned. As a true supporter, I have no intention of coming on here and gloating if and I mean if, at some stage my concerns are proved correct.[/p][/quote]Why does a centre back need to have a great deal of pace?, Bobby Moore was never fast around the pitch but one of the best players of his time in the world in that position[/p][/quote]The game is played at a faster pace these days. We have a large and wide pitch and at times when pushing forward for an equaliser any team can get caught on the break. I am not alone in thinking we were caught short in defence at times last year, after dominating vast periods of play, am I?[/p][/quote]You are probably right in saying we did get caught on the break after dominating possession for long periods. However, if we are looking to be a quicker, more counter-attacking team, we won't be dominating possession and will actually be defending a lot more of the time, probably deeper too. Therefore, pace at the back, in theory, won't be as much of a problem as it has been in recent years. Whether this plan, if it is indeed the plan, works better than the previous possession based plan we will soon find out. I think it is a good signing although I would actually like to see Dunk play more. When he stepped in for Greer or Upson last year, I thought he did a pretty good job. I would like to think he has more future appearances than Greer & Hughes put together. WestStander17
  • Score: 3

7:09pm Mon 14 Jul 14

lenward says...

A good signing I hope, don't know about him, but loads of experience which is needed in this league. It looks to me Sami is going to properly use Ince in the holding role with his pace and tackling, could be a formidable defence, just need to sort out left back issue.
A good signing I hope, don't know about him, but loads of experience which is needed in this league. It looks to me Sami is going to properly use Ince in the holding role with his pace and tackling, could be a formidable defence, just need to sort out left back issue. lenward
  • Score: 2

7:15pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Has never set the world on fire, and at 34, is hardly one for the future. It's getting a bit desperate but at least it's a signing of sorts at long last. This confirms what we suspected, that we will be rummaging through the bargain bins for players again.
Has never set the world on fire, and at 34, is hardly one for the future. It's getting a bit desperate but at least it's a signing of sorts at long last. This confirms what we suspected, that we will be rummaging through the bargain bins for players again. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -20

7:16pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Neville says...

Think this is a good signing,over 90 international caps and 6ft,strong and leadership qualities,similar to Upson.Been there and done it so can only be good for all parties and on a one year deal so like Upson will have to earn a further one. Hyypia has to be the best judge on this one having played against him and in that position successfully.
Think this is a good signing,over 90 international caps and 6ft,strong and leadership qualities,similar to Upson.Been there and done it so can only be good for all parties and on a one year deal so like Upson will have to earn a further one. Hyypia has to be the best judge on this one having played against him and in that position successfully. Neville
  • Score: 10

7:18pm Mon 14 Jul 14

bbb1969 says...

Somee mentioned a goalkeeper; I know this suggestion is out there but what about Given; a little old but short term whilst Walton is ready. This comment may be a little tongue in cheek but I have my reservations about Hughes and unless he is a bench warmer then I am concerned for our youngsters; won't mention Dunk cos I don't wwant to stir the hornets nest.
Somee mentioned a goalkeeper; I know this suggestion is out there but what about Given; a little old but short term whilst Walton is ready. This comment may be a little tongue in cheek but I have my reservations about Hughes and unless he is a bench warmer then I am concerned for our youngsters; won't mention Dunk cos I don't wwant to stir the hornets nest. bbb1969
  • Score: 3

7:28pm Mon 14 Jul 14

mark by the sea says...

Clean Sheet wrote:
Yep, good news if he can replace Matt Upson, and help the likes of Dunk and DS members to develop.
I think Hughes is a excellent signing, played enough top flight football over a long time to know the game ... As for helping Dunk? Time he stepped up, the man is not a kid , and excuses have to stop being made for him.
[quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: Yep, good news if he can replace Matt Upson, and help the likes of Dunk and DS members to develop.[/p][/quote]I think Hughes is a excellent signing, played enough top flight football over a long time to know the game ... As for helping Dunk? Time he stepped up, the man is not a kid , and excuses have to stop being made for him. mark by the sea
  • Score: 3

7:32pm Mon 14 Jul 14

tez1959 says...

at least thats a start nice one not a bad player
now lets get james rodriguez the colombian world cup starlet ha ha
at least thats a start nice one not a bad player now lets get james rodriguez the colombian world cup starlet ha ha tez1959
  • Score: 1

7:39pm Mon 14 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Clean Sheet wrote:
Yep, good news if he can replace Matt Upson, and help the likes of Dunk and DS members to develop.
I think Hughes is a excellent signing, played enough top flight football over a long time to know the game ... As for helping Dunk? Time he stepped up, the man is not a kid , and excuses have to stop being made for him.
the only real, 'excuse,' for Dunk not playing much last season is that Upson and Greer kept him out for the most part by delivering consistent performances. Not really down to him was it Mark?

With so many fans living in Sussex I am a tad surprised that a, 'snippet,' wasn't picked up re Hughes joining us, this deal was kept well under wraps.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: Yep, good news if he can replace Matt Upson, and help the likes of Dunk and DS members to develop.[/p][/quote]I think Hughes is a excellent signing, played enough top flight football over a long time to know the game ... As for helping Dunk? Time he stepped up, the man is not a kid , and excuses have to stop being made for him.[/p][/quote]the only real, 'excuse,' for Dunk not playing much last season is that Upson and Greer kept him out for the most part by delivering consistent performances. Not really down to him was it Mark? With so many fans living in Sussex I am a tad surprised that a, 'snippet,' wasn't picked up re Hughes joining us, this deal was kept well under wraps. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

7:46pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

It almost makes one suspicious when somebody actually signs for Albion..! Where's the catch..? He does look a good choice, though. Did we have to beat other clubs off with a stick to get him, I wonder..?
It almost makes one suspicious when somebody actually signs for Albion..! Where's the catch..? He does look a good choice, though. Did we have to beat other clubs off with a stick to get him, I wonder..? Willie, Willie Irvine
  • Score: 1

7:54pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Cockwomble says...

cybergu11y wrote:
Beale32 wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.
If this was giggs or pirlo coming in then there is no way you would question their age. It doesn't matter about age if they are good enough.

welcome to the albion
Actually I'd still be concerned because if FFP is so important, how could we afford the wage bill for Giggs or Pirlo? Age does matter, as i have already stated and can't be bothered to repeat myself. There are pros and cons to this signing and no one will ever truly be able to say for sure at this stage which way it will go. We have though at last started to rebuild and it is good to see this forum of debate light up with excitement. The vast majority of us on here are true and loyal supporters and should all respect each others right to a differing opinion. For the rest, we have Mr Cockwomble!
everyone has a right to an opinion.everyone has the right to disagree.nobody has the right to troll.cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beale32[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.[/p][/quote]If this was giggs or pirlo coming in then there is no way you would question their age. It doesn't matter about age if they are good enough. welcome to the albion[/p][/quote]Actually I'd still be concerned because if FFP is so important, how could we afford the wage bill for Giggs or Pirlo? Age does matter, as i have already stated and can't be bothered to repeat myself. There are pros and cons to this signing and no one will ever truly be able to say for sure at this stage which way it will go. We have though at last started to rebuild and it is good to see this forum of debate light up with excitement. The vast majority of us on here are true and loyal supporters and should all respect each others right to a differing opinion. For the rest, we have Mr Cockwomble![/p][/quote]everyone has a right to an opinion.everyone has the right to disagree.nobody has the right to troll.cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: -1

7:57pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Cockwomble says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Clean Sheet wrote:
Yep, good news if he can replace Matt Upson, and help the likes of Dunk and DS members to develop.
I think Hughes is a excellent signing, played enough top flight football over a long time to know the game ... As for helping Dunk? Time he stepped up, the man is not a kid , and excuses have to stop being made for him.
the only real, 'excuse,' for Dunk not playing much last season is that Upson and Greer kept him out for the most part by delivering consistent performances. Not really down to him was it Mark?

With so many fans living in Sussex I am a tad surprised that a, 'snippet,' wasn't picked up re Hughes joining us, this deal was kept well under wraps.
hahaha
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: Yep, good news if he can replace Matt Upson, and help the likes of Dunk and DS members to develop.[/p][/quote]I think Hughes is a excellent signing, played enough top flight football over a long time to know the game ... As for helping Dunk? Time he stepped up, the man is not a kid , and excuses have to stop being made for him.[/p][/quote]the only real, 'excuse,' for Dunk not playing much last season is that Upson and Greer kept him out for the most part by delivering consistent performances. Not really down to him was it Mark? With so many fans living in Sussex I am a tad surprised that a, 'snippet,' wasn't picked up re Hughes joining us, this deal was kept well under wraps.[/p][/quote]hahaha Cockwomble
  • Score: 4

8:06pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Albion In Staffs says...

A couple of points from me.
Firstly, after the general consensus that Matt Upson's departure was a disappointment, it's significant that Hughes is actually slightly younger. So, while he's no spring chicken, his age is not a reason for the pessimists to groan. (Although they will - and have)
Secondly, while he was at Villa he had a tremendous reputation in these parts as a thorough professional and a player who was diligent and patient with the younger element. On that basis, he's an excellent addition, both as a player and a mentor.
Good signing.
A couple of points from me. Firstly, after the general consensus that Matt Upson's departure was a disappointment, it's significant that Hughes is actually slightly younger. So, while he's no spring chicken, his age is not a reason for the pessimists to groan. (Although they will - and have) Secondly, while he was at Villa he had a tremendous reputation in these parts as a thorough professional and a player who was diligent and patient with the younger element. On that basis, he's an excellent addition, both as a player and a mentor. Good signing. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 8

8:08pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Willie, Willie Irvine wrote:
It almost makes one suspicious when somebody actually signs for Albion..! Where's the catch..? He does look a good choice, though. Did we have to beat other clubs off with a stick to get him, I wonder..?
Does it matter?
[quote][p][bold]Willie, Willie Irvine[/bold] wrote: It almost makes one suspicious when somebody actually signs for Albion..! Where's the catch..? He does look a good choice, though. Did we have to beat other clubs off with a stick to get him, I wonder..?[/p][/quote]Does it matter? Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 0

8:10pm Mon 14 Jul 14

ringtone says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Some news that should please most on here, just waiting for the trolls to spin it in a negative way, as I am sure they will.
When you say trolls you actually mean the fans that pay to watch the Albion and not the PC brigade.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Some news that should please most on here, just waiting for the trolls to spin it in a negative way, as I am sure they will.[/p][/quote]When you say trolls you actually mean the fans that pay to watch the Albion and not the PC brigade. ringtone
  • Score: -5

8:19pm Mon 14 Jul 14

ringtone says...

Cockwomble wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Clean Sheet wrote:
Yep, good news if he can replace Matt Upson, and help the likes of Dunk and DS members to develop.
I think Hughes is a excellent signing, played enough top flight football over a long time to know the game ... As for helping Dunk? Time he stepped up, the man is not a kid , and excuses have to stop being made for him.
the only real, 'excuse,' for Dunk not playing much last season is that Upson and Greer kept him out for the most part by delivering consistent performances. Not really down to him was it Mark?

With so many fans living in Sussex I am a tad surprised that a, 'snippet,' wasn't picked up re Hughes joining us, this deal was kept well under wraps.
hahaha
Further proof, if needed, that cockwomble is in fact Ex p rat arnie with his tacit endorsement of this armchair fans attempt at humour.
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: Yep, good news if he can replace Matt Upson, and help the likes of Dunk and DS members to develop.[/p][/quote]I think Hughes is a excellent signing, played enough top flight football over a long time to know the game ... As for helping Dunk? Time he stepped up, the man is not a kid , and excuses have to stop being made for him.[/p][/quote]the only real, 'excuse,' for Dunk not playing much last season is that Upson and Greer kept him out for the most part by delivering consistent performances. Not really down to him was it Mark? With so many fans living in Sussex I am a tad surprised that a, 'snippet,' wasn't picked up re Hughes joining us, this deal was kept well under wraps.[/p][/quote]hahaha[/p][/quote]Further proof, if needed, that cockwomble is in fact Ex p rat arnie with his tacit endorsement of this armchair fans attempt at humour. ringtone
  • Score: -6

8:27pm Mon 14 Jul 14

keswick says...

ringtone wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Some news that should please most on here, just waiting for the trolls to spin it in a negative way, as I am sure they will.
When you say trolls you actually mean the fans that pay to watch the Albion and not the PC brigade.
Fans of the Albion won't include you then.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Some news that should please most on here, just waiting for the trolls to spin it in a negative way, as I am sure they will.[/p][/quote]When you say trolls you actually mean the fans that pay to watch the Albion and not the PC brigade.[/p][/quote]Fans of the Albion won't include you then. keswick
  • Score: 8

8:30pm Mon 14 Jul 14

ringtone says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
A couple of points from me.
Firstly, after the general consensus that Matt Upson's departure was a disappointment, it's significant that Hughes is actually slightly younger. So, while he's no spring chicken, his age is not a reason for the pessimists to groan. (Although they will - and have)
Secondly, while he was at Villa he had a tremendous reputation in these parts as a thorough professional and a player who was diligent and patient with the younger element. On that basis, he's an excellent addition, both as a player and a mentor.
Good signing.
He is just a player, cockwomble.

Where do you get this mentor nonsense from.

He will be off as soon as training ends, probably 10.30.

Which might explain the length of time it has taken N.Ireland to qualify for a tournament.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: A couple of points from me. Firstly, after the general consensus that Matt Upson's departure was a disappointment, it's significant that Hughes is actually slightly younger. So, while he's no spring chicken, his age is not a reason for the pessimists to groan. (Although they will - and have) Secondly, while he was at Villa he had a tremendous reputation in these parts as a thorough professional and a player who was diligent and patient with the younger element. On that basis, he's an excellent addition, both as a player and a mentor. Good signing.[/p][/quote]He is just a player, cockwomble. Where do you get this mentor nonsense from. He will be off as soon as training ends, probably 10.30. Which might explain the length of time it has taken N.Ireland to qualify for a tournament. ringtone
  • Score: -6

8:44pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Cockwomble says...

ringtone wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Clean Sheet wrote:
Yep, good news if he can replace Matt Upson, and help the likes of Dunk and DS members to develop.
I think Hughes is a excellent signing, played enough top flight football over a long time to know the game ... As for helping Dunk? Time he stepped up, the man is not a kid , and excuses have to stop being made for him.
the only real, 'excuse,' for Dunk not playing much last season is that Upson and Greer kept him out for the most part by delivering consistent performances. Not really down to him was it Mark?

With so many fans living in Sussex I am a tad surprised that a, 'snippet,' wasn't picked up re Hughes joining us, this deal was kept well under wraps.
hahaha
Further proof, if needed, that cockwomble is in fact Ex p rat arnie with his tacit endorsement of this armchair fans attempt at humour.
nothing tacit about it.but its still better than your attempts at puns.cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: Yep, good news if he can replace Matt Upson, and help the likes of Dunk and DS members to develop.[/p][/quote]I think Hughes is a excellent signing, played enough top flight football over a long time to know the game ... As for helping Dunk? Time he stepped up, the man is not a kid , and excuses have to stop being made for him.[/p][/quote]the only real, 'excuse,' for Dunk not playing much last season is that Upson and Greer kept him out for the most part by delivering consistent performances. Not really down to him was it Mark? With so many fans living in Sussex I am a tad surprised that a, 'snippet,' wasn't picked up re Hughes joining us, this deal was kept well under wraps.[/p][/quote]hahaha[/p][/quote]Further proof, if needed, that cockwomble is in fact Ex p rat arnie with his tacit endorsement of this armchair fans attempt at humour.[/p][/quote]nothing tacit about it.but its still better than your attempts at puns.cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 8

8:57pm Mon 14 Jul 14

brighton bluenose says...

cybergu11y wrote:
Beale32 wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.
If this was giggs or pirlo coming in then there is no way you would question their age. It doesn't matter about age if they are good enough.

welcome to the albion
Actually I'd still be concerned because if FFP is so important, how could we afford the wage bill for Giggs or Pirlo? Age does matter, as i have already stated and can't be bothered to repeat myself. There are pros and cons to this signing and no one will ever truly be able to say for sure at this stage which way it will go. We have though at last started to rebuild and it is good to see this forum of debate light up with excitement. The vast majority of us on here are true and loyal supporters and should all respect each others right to a differing opinion. For the rest, we have Mr Cockwomble!
Seems like Hughes will be a good addition to the team although at nearly 35 years old and on a one year deal he won't be part of any 'rebuilding' of our squad - maybe more an addition until Dunk and Matsi come of age a little more and can take over from both Greer and Hughes!
[quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beale32[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.[/p][/quote]If this was giggs or pirlo coming in then there is no way you would question their age. It doesn't matter about age if they are good enough. welcome to the albion[/p][/quote]Actually I'd still be concerned because if FFP is so important, how could we afford the wage bill for Giggs or Pirlo? Age does matter, as i have already stated and can't be bothered to repeat myself. There are pros and cons to this signing and no one will ever truly be able to say for sure at this stage which way it will go. We have though at last started to rebuild and it is good to see this forum of debate light up with excitement. The vast majority of us on here are true and loyal supporters and should all respect each others right to a differing opinion. For the rest, we have Mr Cockwomble![/p][/quote]Seems like Hughes will be a good addition to the team although at nearly 35 years old and on a one year deal he won't be part of any 'rebuilding' of our squad - maybe more an addition until Dunk and Matsi come of age a little more and can take over from both Greer and Hughes! brighton bluenose
  • Score: 1

8:58pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Clean Sheet says...

It will be interesting to see who arrives next. There were no rumours of this signing, and this is how Brighton do their business, covertly, and generally come up with the goods.
It will be interesting to see who arrives next. There were no rumours of this signing, and this is how Brighton do their business, covertly, and generally come up with the goods. Clean Sheet
  • Score: 10

9:04pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Grummitt says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Clean Sheet wrote:
Yep, good news if he can replace Matt Upson, and help the likes of Dunk and DS members to develop.
I think Hughes is a excellent signing, played enough top flight football over a long time to know the game ... As for helping Dunk? Time he stepped up, the man is not a kid , and excuses have to stop being made for him.
the only real, 'excuse,' for Dunk not playing much last season is that Upson and Greer kept him out for the most part by delivering consistent performances. Not really down to him was it Mark?

With so many fans living in Sussex I am a tad surprised that a, 'snippet,' wasn't picked up re Hughes joining us, this deal was kept well under wraps.
Maybe the timeline cannot class it as a snippet but this was posted first at 12.30 today on the NSC site nearly five hours before the Argus. :-)
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: Yep, good news if he can replace Matt Upson, and help the likes of Dunk and DS members to develop.[/p][/quote]I think Hughes is a excellent signing, played enough top flight football over a long time to know the game ... As for helping Dunk? Time he stepped up, the man is not a kid , and excuses have to stop being made for him.[/p][/quote]the only real, 'excuse,' for Dunk not playing much last season is that Upson and Greer kept him out for the most part by delivering consistent performances. Not really down to him was it Mark? With so many fans living in Sussex I am a tad surprised that a, 'snippet,' wasn't picked up re Hughes joining us, this deal was kept well under wraps.[/p][/quote]Maybe the timeline cannot class it as a snippet but this was posted first at 12.30 today on the NSC site nearly five hours before the Argus. :-) Grummitt
  • Score: 0

9:10pm Mon 14 Jul 14

driverchris53 says...

great signing let's have a few more now his age doesn't matter and his experience will be great for the younger players
great signing let's have a few more now his age doesn't matter and his experience will be great for the younger players driverchris53
  • Score: 3

9:11pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Whydontukick off says...

Zamora may have been equally as good a buy...but more productive up the sharp end ?
Does what time the news is reported , make any difference to a players performance ???
Zamora may have been equally as good a buy...but more productive up the sharp end ? Does what time the news is reported , make any difference to a players performance ??? Whydontukick off
  • Score: -3

9:16pm Mon 14 Jul 14

mark5 says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Has never set the world on fire, and at 34, is hardly one for the future. It's getting a bit desperate but at least it's a signing of sorts at long last. This confirms what we suspected, that we will be rummaging through the bargain bins for players again.
You do make me smile.............ve
ry witty much of the time!

For me a decent experienced signing of the Upson mould will bring some of the youngsters on too. A year deal is very sensible.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Has never set the world on fire, and at 34, is hardly one for the future. It's getting a bit desperate but at least it's a signing of sorts at long last. This confirms what we suspected, that we will be rummaging through the bargain bins for players again.[/p][/quote]You do make me smile.............ve ry witty much of the time! For me a decent experienced signing of the Upson mould will bring some of the youngsters on too. A year deal is very sensible. mark5
  • Score: 3

9:19pm Mon 14 Jul 14

JeffLomer says...

Cockwomble wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Clean Sheet wrote:
Yep, good news if he can replace Matt Upson, and help the likes of Dunk and DS members to develop.
I think Hughes is a excellent signing, played enough top flight football over a long time to know the game ... As for helping Dunk? Time he stepped up, the man is not a kid , and excuses have to stop being made for him.
the only real, 'excuse,' for Dunk not playing much last season is that Upson and Greer kept him out for the most part by delivering consistent performances. Not really down to him was it Mark?

With so many fans living in Sussex I am a tad surprised that a, 'snippet,' wasn't picked up re Hughes joining us, this deal was kept well under wraps.
hahaha
So you missed my exact comment at 6.54 got hammered for it o well made me laugh!!
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: Yep, good news if he can replace Matt Upson, and help the likes of Dunk and DS members to develop.[/p][/quote]I think Hughes is a excellent signing, played enough top flight football over a long time to know the game ... As for helping Dunk? Time he stepped up, the man is not a kid , and excuses have to stop being made for him.[/p][/quote]the only real, 'excuse,' for Dunk not playing much last season is that Upson and Greer kept him out for the most part by delivering consistent performances. Not really down to him was it Mark? With so many fans living in Sussex I am a tad surprised that a, 'snippet,' wasn't picked up re Hughes joining us, this deal was kept well under wraps.[/p][/quote]hahaha[/p][/quote]So you missed my exact comment at 6.54 got hammered for it o well made me laugh!! JeffLomer
  • Score: -3

9:23pm Mon 14 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

forget Bobby Z, he has agreed a new deal with QPR.
forget Bobby Z, he has agreed a new deal with QPR. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -3

9:25pm Mon 14 Jul 14

AGT999 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
albionbloke wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.
Try drinking from a half-full glass.....makes life a little more enjoyable.
My comment sounds a little negative, I accept that. I can see the positives, the wealth of experience for example. I just think that we need pace, especially if our new ethos is to break quickly on the counter attack. As for the lack of transfer activity, it is always the same in world cup years and so whilst it is frustrating for us fans to wait for news, I have not once complained during this closed season. As for your glass half full comment, I don't give a **** if my glass is half full, or half empty, I have a glass and for that I am grateful. I am not one who constantly complains about how the club is run. I am all too aware that without Mr Bloom, we would not have a club , let alone the stadium and training facilities we now have at our disposal. That said, I am a true and loyal supporter and have a right to voice my opinion and on this occassion, I am not convinced on balance that this is a good signing but am willing to let time tell if I am right to be concerned. As a true supporter, I have no intention of coming on here and gloating if and I mean if, at some stage my concerns are proved correct.
Why does a centre back need to have a great deal of pace?, Bobby Moore was never fast around the pitch but one of the best players of his time in the world in that position
Hi bro, wing backs need the pace, center backs hook up with Toko/Ince to hold the line, agreed?
Yep, agree bruv
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.[/p][/quote]Try drinking from a half-full glass.....makes life a little more enjoyable.[/p][/quote]My comment sounds a little negative, I accept that. I can see the positives, the wealth of experience for example. I just think that we need pace, especially if our new ethos is to break quickly on the counter attack. As for the lack of transfer activity, it is always the same in world cup years and so whilst it is frustrating for us fans to wait for news, I have not once complained during this closed season. As for your glass half full comment, I don't give a **** if my glass is half full, or half empty, I have a glass and for that I am grateful. I am not one who constantly complains about how the club is run. I am all too aware that without Mr Bloom, we would not have a club , let alone the stadium and training facilities we now have at our disposal. That said, I am a true and loyal supporter and have a right to voice my opinion and on this occassion, I am not convinced on balance that this is a good signing but am willing to let time tell if I am right to be concerned. As a true supporter, I have no intention of coming on here and gloating if and I mean if, at some stage my concerns are proved correct.[/p][/quote]Why does a centre back need to have a great deal of pace?, Bobby Moore was never fast around the pitch but one of the best players of his time in the world in that position[/p][/quote]Hi bro, wing backs need the pace, center backs hook up with Toko/Ince to hold the line, agreed?[/p][/quote]Yep, agree bruv AGT999
  • Score: -4

9:31pm Mon 14 Jul 14

gordongull says...

Aaron Hughes is exactly the type of player we need if we are going to make an impression this season.
It's a one year deal, so his age is irrelevant.
Aaron Hughes is exactly the type of player we need if we are going to make an impression this season. It's a one year deal, so his age is irrelevant. gordongull
  • Score: 3

9:59pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

For those of you worried about Aaron's age I expect you're disappointed we haven't signed a 20 year old from league 1 and you can't moan about lack of experience and no experience at Championship level.
After all Matt Upson was a top player for us last season and he's no spring chicken.
This guy is a good addition to the squad and we all need to trust Sami's
judgement and accept what he is doing.l
Well done Albion and welcome Aaron. UTA
For those of you worried about Aaron's age I expect you're disappointed we haven't signed a 20 year old from league 1 and you can't moan about lack of experience and no experience at Championship level. After all Matt Upson was a top player for us last season and he's no spring chicken. This guy is a good addition to the squad and we all need to trust Sami's judgement and accept what he is doing.l Well done Albion and welcome Aaron. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 4

10:16pm Mon 14 Jul 14

The lev says...

what I love most about us Albion fans is how ridiculously optimistic we always are. If we signed a one legged striker we would be pointing out how great he is the air. UTA !!
what I love most about us Albion fans is how ridiculously optimistic we always are. If we signed a one legged striker we would be pointing out how great he is the air. UTA !! The lev
  • Score: 0

10:24pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

The lev wrote:
what I love most about us Albion fans is how ridiculously optimistic we always are. If we signed a one legged striker we would be pointing out how great he is the air. UTA !!
And what a great right foot he had if he had no left leg.
It's what we are. Always glass half full. UTA
[quote][p][bold]The lev[/bold] wrote: what I love most about us Albion fans is how ridiculously optimistic we always are. If we signed a one legged striker we would be pointing out how great he is the air. UTA !![/p][/quote]And what a great right foot he had if he had no left leg. It's what we are. Always glass half full. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: -1

10:27pm Mon 14 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

Have to think that more news will come this week about new players arriving. Hyypia has made it very clear that talks are ongoing with targets, today we have one tied up for the back five, my guess is the next will also be for the back five. I'll take a wild guess that the next one in wil be a keeper, possibly on loan.
Have to think that more news will come this week about new players arriving. Hyypia has made it very clear that talks are ongoing with targets, today we have one tied up for the back five, my guess is the next will also be for the back five. I'll take a wild guess that the next one in wil be a keeper, possibly on loan. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -3

10:35pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Albion fan in London says...

My first thoughts were not exactly me now thinking of getting Hughes printed on my new Nike shirt however one thing Sami will know about is a good centre back when he see's one so I'm sure he is a great signing for us. He will be solid for us at the back in a similar way to where Upson was.
This has been a slow window so far for all the clubs but I refuse to panic as I know our squad will be very competitive again this year like it was last season. Welcome to BHA Aaron Hughes I wish you well.
My first thoughts were not exactly me now thinking of getting Hughes printed on my new Nike shirt however one thing Sami will know about is a good centre back when he see's one so I'm sure he is a great signing for us. He will be solid for us at the back in a similar way to where Upson was. This has been a slow window so far for all the clubs but I refuse to panic as I know our squad will be very competitive again this year like it was last season. Welcome to BHA Aaron Hughes I wish you well. Albion fan in London
  • Score: 1

10:37pm Mon 14 Jul 14

arc12 says...

Good signing IMO and he costs nothing in transfer fees - Win-Win
Good signing IMO and he costs nothing in transfer fees - Win-Win arc12
  • Score: 0

10:46pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Mark Dixon says...

As they say, all good things come to those who wait, good signing and lets hope others coming up are of same standard.
As they say, all good things come to those who wait, good signing and lets hope others coming up are of same standard. Mark Dixon
  • Score: 1

10:59pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Hovite says...

cybergu11y wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
albionbloke wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.
Try drinking from a half-full glass.....makes life a little more enjoyable.
My comment sounds a little negative, I accept that. I can see the positives, the wealth of experience for example. I just think that we need pace, especially if our new ethos is to break quickly on the counter attack. As for the lack of transfer activity, it is always the same in world cup years and so whilst it is frustrating for us fans to wait for news, I have not once complained during this closed season. As for your glass half full comment, I don't give a **** if my glass is half full, or half empty, I have a glass and for that I am grateful. I am not one who constantly complains about how the club is run. I am all too aware that without Mr Bloom, we would not have a club , let alone the stadium and training facilities we now have at our disposal. That said, I am a true and loyal supporter and have a right to voice my opinion and on this occassion, I am not convinced on balance that this is a good signing but am willing to let time tell if I am right to be concerned. As a true supporter, I have no intention of coming on here and gloating if and I mean if, at some stage my concerns are proved correct.
Why does a centre back need to have a great deal of pace?, Bobby Moore was never fast around the pitch but one of the best players of his time in the world in that position
The game is played at a faster pace these days. We have a large and wide pitch and at times when pushing forward for an equaliser any team can get caught on the break. I am not alone in thinking we were caught short in defence at times last year, after dominating vast periods of play, am I?
We do have Dunk and Maksimenko so we now have good competition in the CB roles. Between the four of them it is probably quite a good blend that we are better off with than without.
[quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.[/p][/quote]Try drinking from a half-full glass.....makes life a little more enjoyable.[/p][/quote]My comment sounds a little negative, I accept that. I can see the positives, the wealth of experience for example. I just think that we need pace, especially if our new ethos is to break quickly on the counter attack. As for the lack of transfer activity, it is always the same in world cup years and so whilst it is frustrating for us fans to wait for news, I have not once complained during this closed season. As for your glass half full comment, I don't give a **** if my glass is half full, or half empty, I have a glass and for that I am grateful. I am not one who constantly complains about how the club is run. I am all too aware that without Mr Bloom, we would not have a club , let alone the stadium and training facilities we now have at our disposal. That said, I am a true and loyal supporter and have a right to voice my opinion and on this occassion, I am not convinced on balance that this is a good signing but am willing to let time tell if I am right to be concerned. As a true supporter, I have no intention of coming on here and gloating if and I mean if, at some stage my concerns are proved correct.[/p][/quote]Why does a centre back need to have a great deal of pace?, Bobby Moore was never fast around the pitch but one of the best players of his time in the world in that position[/p][/quote]The game is played at a faster pace these days. We have a large and wide pitch and at times when pushing forward for an equaliser any team can get caught on the break. I am not alone in thinking we were caught short in defence at times last year, after dominating vast periods of play, am I?[/p][/quote]We do have Dunk and Maksimenko so we now have good competition in the CB roles. Between the four of them it is probably quite a good blend that we are better off with than without. Hovite
  • Score: 3

11:01pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Aussie Mick says...

Watch this space. Coming next: Michael Chopra, John Arne Riise, Robert Koren, David Vaughan.
Watch this space. Coming next: Michael Chopra, John Arne Riise, Robert Koren, David Vaughan. Aussie Mick
  • Score: -1

11:05pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Aussie Mick says...

Aussie Mick wrote:
Watch this space. Coming next: Michael Chopra, John Arne Riise, Robert Koren, David Vaughan.
Sorry, Etherington not Vaughan.
[quote][p][bold]Aussie Mick[/bold] wrote: Watch this space. Coming next: Michael Chopra, John Arne Riise, Robert Koren, David Vaughan.[/p][/quote]Sorry, Etherington not Vaughan. Aussie Mick
  • Score: -1

11:44pm Mon 14 Jul 14

cybergu11y says...

Cockwomble wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
Beale32 wrote:
cybergu11y wrote:
I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.
If this was giggs or pirlo coming in then there is no way you would question their age. It doesn't matter about age if they are good enough.

welcome to the albion
Actually I'd still be concerned because if FFP is so important, how could we afford the wage bill for Giggs or Pirlo? Age does matter, as i have already stated and can't be bothered to repeat myself. There are pros and cons to this signing and no one will ever truly be able to say for sure at this stage which way it will go. We have though at last started to rebuild and it is good to see this forum of debate light up with excitement. The vast majority of us on here are true and loyal supporters and should all respect each others right to a differing opinion. For the rest, we have Mr Cockwomble!
everyone has a right to an opinion.everyone has the right to disagree.nobody has the right to troll.cockwomble
Mr C, I have laughed so many times recently at how you deal with the trolls, RESPECT.
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beale32[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cybergu11y[/bold] wrote: I can't help but ask if this is a good signing? He is how old? I hope he does well but am a little concerned. Time will tell I guess. It has all been a little too quiet on the transfer front, I hope things start to progress quicker now that the world cup is over.[/p][/quote]If this was giggs or pirlo coming in then there is no way you would question their age. It doesn't matter about age if they are good enough. welcome to the albion[/p][/quote]Actually I'd still be concerned because if FFP is so important, how could we afford the wage bill for Giggs or Pirlo? Age does matter, as i have already stated and can't be bothered to repeat myself. There are pros and cons to this signing and no one will ever truly be able to say for sure at this stage which way it will go. We have though at last started to rebuild and it is good to see this forum of debate light up with excitement. The vast majority of us on here are true and loyal supporters and should all respect each others right to a differing opinion. For the rest, we have Mr Cockwomble![/p][/quote]everyone has a right to an opinion.everyone has the right to disagree.nobody has the right to troll.cockwomble[/p][/quote]Mr C, I have laughed so many times recently at how you deal with the trolls, RESPECT. cybergu11y
  • Score: 7

12:26am Tue 15 Jul 14

pte says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Clean Sheet wrote:
Yep, good news if he can replace Matt Upson, and help the likes of Dunk and DS members to develop.
I think Hughes is a excellent signing, played enough top flight football over a long time to know the game ... As for helping Dunk? Time he stepped up, the man is not a kid , and excuses have to stop being made for him.
Dunk will be OK this season as the refs are going to follow the World Cup practice of using shaving foam at matches
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: Yep, good news if he can replace Matt Upson, and help the likes of Dunk and DS members to develop.[/p][/quote]I think Hughes is a excellent signing, played enough top flight football over a long time to know the game ... As for helping Dunk? Time he stepped up, the man is not a kid , and excuses have to stop being made for him.[/p][/quote]Dunk will be OK this season as the refs are going to follow the World Cup practice of using shaving foam at matches pte
  • Score: 2

3:18am Tue 15 Jul 14

Piglet1 says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Has never set the world on fire, and at 34, is hardly one for the future. It's getting a bit desperate but at least it's a signing of sorts at long last. This confirms what we suspected, that we will be rummaging through the bargain bins for players again.
An international captain who has played almost all his career in the premiershIp. What was I thinking, of course he can't be any good.
Also younger than Upson but he was rubbish wasn't he?
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Has never set the world on fire, and at 34, is hardly one for the future. It's getting a bit desperate but at least it's a signing of sorts at long last. This confirms what we suspected, that we will be rummaging through the bargain bins for players again.[/p][/quote]An international captain who has played almost all his career in the premiershIp. What was I thinking, of course he can't be any good. Also younger than Upson but he was rubbish wasn't he? Piglet1
  • Score: 2

7:28am Tue 15 Jul 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Piglet1 wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Has never set the world on fire, and at 34, is hardly one for the future. It's getting a bit desperate but at least it's a signing of sorts at long last. This confirms what we suspected, that we will be rummaging through the bargain bins for players again.
An international captain who has played almost all his career in the premiershIp. What was I thinking, of course he can't be any good.
Also younger than Upson but he was rubbish wasn't he?
No Upson was steady but uspectacular, this bloke is not even as good as Upson and only played for northern Ireland, hardly a superpower of world football. At 34 he has had his best years I'm afraid. This is a stop gap signing and not at all progressive, all about being miserly, not to improve the team. Underwhelming.
[quote][p][bold]Piglet1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Has never set the world on fire, and at 34, is hardly one for the future. It's getting a bit desperate but at least it's a signing of sorts at long last. This confirms what we suspected, that we will be rummaging through the bargain bins for players again.[/p][/quote]An international captain who has played almost all his career in the premiershIp. What was I thinking, of course he can't be any good. Also younger than Upson but he was rubbish wasn't he?[/p][/quote]No Upson was steady but uspectacular, this bloke is not even as good as Upson and only played for northern Ireland, hardly a superpower of world football. At 34 he has had his best years I'm afraid. This is a stop gap signing and not at all progressive, all about being miserly, not to improve the team. Underwhelming. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -2

8:36am Tue 15 Jul 14

woodcroft says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
A couple of points from me.
Firstly, after the general consensus that Matt Upson's departure was a disappointment, it's significant that Hughes is actually slightly younger. So, while he's no spring chicken, his age is not a reason for the pessimists to groan. (Although they will - and have)
Secondly, while he was at Villa he had a tremendous reputation in these parts as a thorough professional and a player who was diligent and patient with the younger element. On that basis, he's an excellent addition, both as a player and a mentor.
Good signing.
Again, the reasoned A in S makes a good and thoughtful comment.
We have a signing at last and he is proven. It gives us a chance to test Dunk and Maksimenko. it is a big season for both those lads and Aaron and Gordon can help them.
The policy is clear we will develop young players and supplement with selected signings
Will it work? I will tell you at the end the 2016 Season! Yes 2016
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: A couple of points from me. Firstly, after the general consensus that Matt Upson's departure was a disappointment, it's significant that Hughes is actually slightly younger. So, while he's no spring chicken, his age is not a reason for the pessimists to groan. (Although they will - and have) Secondly, while he was at Villa he had a tremendous reputation in these parts as a thorough professional and a player who was diligent and patient with the younger element. On that basis, he's an excellent addition, both as a player and a mentor. Good signing.[/p][/quote]Again, the reasoned A in S makes a good and thoughtful comment. We have a signing at last and he is proven. It gives us a chance to test Dunk and Maksimenko. it is a big season for both those lads and Aaron and Gordon can help them. The policy is clear we will develop young players and supplement with selected signings Will it work? I will tell you at the end the 2016 Season! Yes 2016 woodcroft
  • Score: 3

9:50am Tue 15 Jul 14

Cockwomble says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Clean Sheet wrote:
Yep, good news if he can replace Matt Upson, and help the likes of Dunk and DS members to develop.
I think Hughes is a excellent signing, played enough top flight football over a long time to know the game ... As for helping Dunk? Time he stepped up, the man is not a kid , and excuses have to stop being made for him.
the only real, 'excuse,' for Dunk not playing much last season is that Upson and Greer kept him out for the most part by delivering consistent performances. Not really down to him was it Mark?

With so many fans living in Sussex I am a tad surprised that a, 'snippet,' wasn't picked up re Hughes joining us, this deal was kept well under wraps.
hahaha
So you missed my exact comment at 6.54 got hammered for it o well made me laugh!!
sorry.didnt want to say same thing too many times.still laughed at yours though.jokewomble
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: Yep, good news if he can replace Matt Upson, and help the likes of Dunk and DS members to develop.[/p][/quote]I think Hughes is a excellent signing, played enough top flight football over a long time to know the game ... As for helping Dunk? Time he stepped up, the man is not a kid , and excuses have to stop being made for him.[/p][/quote]the only real, 'excuse,' for Dunk not playing much last season is that Upson and Greer kept him out for the most part by delivering consistent performances. Not really down to him was it Mark? With so many fans living in Sussex I am a tad surprised that a, 'snippet,' wasn't picked up re Hughes joining us, this deal was kept well under wraps.[/p][/quote]hahaha[/p][/quote]So you missed my exact comment at 6.54 got hammered for it o well made me laugh!![/p][/quote]sorry.didnt want to say same thing too many times.still laughed at yours though.jokewomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 1

9:51am Tue 15 Jul 14

Cockwomble says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Piglet1 wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Has never set the world on fire, and at 34, is hardly one for the future. It's getting a bit desperate but at least it's a signing of sorts at long last. This confirms what we suspected, that we will be rummaging through the bargain bins for players again.
An international captain who has played almost all his career in the premiershIp. What was I thinking, of course he can't be any good.
Also younger than Upson but he was rubbish wasn't he?
No Upson was steady but uspectacular, this bloke is not even as good as Upson and only played for northern Ireland, hardly a superpower of world football. At 34 he has had his best years I'm afraid. This is a stop gap signing and not at all progressive, all about being miserly, not to improve the team. Underwhelming.
by that logic george best was rubbish too.cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Piglet1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Has never set the world on fire, and at 34, is hardly one for the future. It's getting a bit desperate but at least it's a signing of sorts at long last. This confirms what we suspected, that we will be rummaging through the bargain bins for players again.[/p][/quote]An international captain who has played almost all his career in the premiershIp. What was I thinking, of course he can't be any good. Also younger than Upson but he was rubbish wasn't he?[/p][/quote]No Upson was steady but uspectacular, this bloke is not even as good as Upson and only played for northern Ireland, hardly a superpower of world football. At 34 he has had his best years I'm afraid. This is a stop gap signing and not at all progressive, all about being miserly, not to improve the team. Underwhelming.[/p][/quote]by that logic george best was rubbish too.cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 4

10:32am Tue 15 Jul 14

tinker111 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Some news that should please most on here, just waiting for the trolls to spin it in a negative way, as I am sure they will.
Still think you are club mouth piece ???
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Some news that should please most on here, just waiting for the trolls to spin it in a negative way, as I am sure they will.[/p][/quote]Still think you are club mouth piece ??? tinker111
  • Score: -1

11:14am Tue 15 Jul 14

Captain Haddock says...

ringtone wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Some news that should please most on here, just waiting for the trolls to spin it in a negative way, as I am sure they will.
When you say trolls you actually mean the fans that pay to watch the Albion and not the PC brigade.
No he means trolls (you).
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Some news that should please most on here, just waiting for the trolls to spin it in a negative way, as I am sure they will.[/p][/quote]When you say trolls you actually mean the fans that pay to watch the Albion and not the PC brigade.[/p][/quote]No he means trolls (you). Captain Haddock
  • Score: 3

11:52am Tue 15 Jul 14

Cockwomble says...

tinker111 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Some news that should please most on here, just waiting for the trolls to spin it in a negative way, as I am sure they will.
Still think you are club mouth piece ???
still think youre not a troll?cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]tinker111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Some news that should please most on here, just waiting for the trolls to spin it in a negative way, as I am sure they will.[/p][/quote]Still think you are club mouth piece ???[/p][/quote]still think youre not a troll?cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 3

2:25pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Piglet1 wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Has never set the world on fire, and at 34, is hardly one for the future. It's getting a bit desperate but at least it's a signing of sorts at long last. This confirms what we suspected, that we will be rummaging through the bargain bins for players again.
An international captain who has played almost all his career in the premiershIp. What was I thinking, of course he can't be any good.
Also younger than Upson but he was rubbish wasn't he?
No Upson was steady but uspectacular, this bloke is not even as good as Upson and only played for northern Ireland, hardly a superpower of world football. At 34 he has had his best years I'm afraid. This is a stop gap signing and not at all progressive, all about being miserly, not to improve the team. Underwhelming.
Didn't George Best play for Northern Ireland?
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Piglet1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Has never set the world on fire, and at 34, is hardly one for the future. It's getting a bit desperate but at least it's a signing of sorts at long last. This confirms what we suspected, that we will be rummaging through the bargain bins for players again.[/p][/quote]An international captain who has played almost all his career in the premiershIp. What was I thinking, of course he can't be any good. Also younger than Upson but he was rubbish wasn't he?[/p][/quote]No Upson was steady but uspectacular, this bloke is not even as good as Upson and only played for northern Ireland, hardly a superpower of world football. At 34 he has had his best years I'm afraid. This is a stop gap signing and not at all progressive, all about being miserly, not to improve the team. Underwhelming.[/p][/quote]Didn't George Best play for Northern Ireland? Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 1

2:59pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Cockwomble wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Piglet1 wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Has never set the world on fire, and at 34, is hardly one for the future. It's getting a bit desperate but at least it's a signing of sorts at long last. This confirms what we suspected, that we will be rummaging through the bargain bins for players again.
An international captain who has played almost all his career in the premiershIp. What was I thinking, of course he can't be any good.
Also younger than Upson but he was rubbish wasn't he?
No Upson was steady but uspectacular, this bloke is not even as good as Upson and only played for northern Ireland, hardly a superpower of world football. At 34 he has had his best years I'm afraid. This is a stop gap signing and not at all progressive, all about being miserly, not to improve the team. Underwhelming.
by that logic george best was rubbish too.cockwomble
Ah, logic. Not Mayfield's strongest suit.
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Piglet1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Has never set the world on fire, and at 34, is hardly one for the future. It's getting a bit desperate but at least it's a signing of sorts at long last. This confirms what we suspected, that we will be rummaging through the bargain bins for players again.[/p][/quote]An international captain who has played almost all his career in the premiershIp. What was I thinking, of course he can't be any good. Also younger than Upson but he was rubbish wasn't he?[/p][/quote]No Upson was steady but uspectacular, this bloke is not even as good as Upson and only played for northern Ireland, hardly a superpower of world football. At 34 he has had his best years I'm afraid. This is a stop gap signing and not at all progressive, all about being miserly, not to improve the team. Underwhelming.[/p][/quote]by that logic george best was rubbish too.cockwomble[/p][/quote]Ah, logic. Not Mayfield's strongest suit. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 2

4:27pm Tue 15 Jul 14

tinker111 says...

tinker111 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Some news that should please most on here, just waiting for the trolls to spin it in a negative way, as I am sure they will.
Still think you are club mouth piece ???
Are you on payroll or never go to match dress In blue &white for bed what ever you don't know how true fan's are being Shaffted ???
[quote][p][bold]tinker111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Some news that should please most on here, just waiting for the trolls to spin it in a negative way, as I am sure they will.[/p][/quote]Still think you are club mouth piece ???[/p][/quote]Are you on payroll or never go to match dress In blue &white for bed what ever you don't know how true fan's are being Shaffted ??? tinker111
  • Score: -1

4:27pm Tue 15 Jul 14

tinker111 says...

tinker111 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Some news that should please most on here, just waiting for the trolls to spin it in a negative way, as I am sure they will.
Still think you are club mouth piece ???
Are you on payroll or never go to match dress In blue &white for bed what ever you don't know how true fan's are being Shaffted ???
[quote][p][bold]tinker111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Some news that should please most on here, just waiting for the trolls to spin it in a negative way, as I am sure they will.[/p][/quote]Still think you are club mouth piece ???[/p][/quote]Are you on payroll or never go to match dress In blue &white for bed what ever you don't know how true fan's are being Shaffted ??? tinker111
  • Score: -1
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