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Albion linked with Barnsley striker

The Argus: Chris O'Grady Chris O'Grady

Albion are being strongly linked with a move for Barnsley striker Chris O'Grady as doubts about Leo Ulloa's future with the Seagulls grow.

The Seagulls have reportedly agreed a fee with the Yorkshire club and he is said to be set for talks after returning with Barnsley today from a pre-season trip to Italy.

It coincides with Ulloa's absence again from Albion's 3-1 friendly defeat by Real Betis in Spain tonight.

Leicester have already had four bids rejected for the Argentinian target man.

The Argus revealed yesterday their plans for a fifth offer of around £7 million for Ulloa, which is expected to pave the way for his departure.

O'Grady, 28, scored 15 goals in 43 appearances last season as Barnsley were relegated from the Championship.

Barnsley are the 11th club served by the Nottingham-born front man, who ironically began his career as a trainee at Leicester.

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8:59pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Falmer Wizard says...

He seems to be a good mover!
He seems to be a good mover! Falmer Wizard
  • Score: 2

9:00pm Thu 17 Jul 14

The Phantom says...

Good effort by him last season in a generally poor team. Has however played for an awful lot of clubs of generally no great distinction to this point. Will be interesting o see what the agreed price is.
Good effort by him last season in a generally poor team. Has however played for an awful lot of clubs of generally no great distinction to this point. Will be interesting o see what the agreed price is. The Phantom
  • Score: 4

9:07pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

The Phantom wrote:
Good effort by him last season in a generally poor team. Has however played for an awful lot of clubs of generally no great distinction to this point. Will be interesting o see what the agreed price is.
Less than £500k I'd imagine, considering his previous moves. Good backup, but not a direct replacement for Leo.
[quote][p][bold]The Phantom[/bold] wrote: Good effort by him last season in a generally poor team. Has however played for an awful lot of clubs of generally no great distinction to this point. Will be interesting o see what the agreed price is.[/p][/quote]Less than £500k I'd imagine, considering his previous moves. Good backup, but not a direct replacement for Leo. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 6

9:08pm Thu 17 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

The Phantom wrote:
Good effort by him last season in a generally poor team. Has however played for an awful lot of clubs of generally no great distinction to this point. Will be interesting o see what the agreed price is.
it will be interesting to see what his role is too. A replacment for Leo, I think not, one of four strikers, more like it. If/when, Leo goes a striker of note will be needed as a replacement, Fenelon being the fourth striker.
[quote][p][bold]The Phantom[/bold] wrote: Good effort by him last season in a generally poor team. Has however played for an awful lot of clubs of generally no great distinction to this point. Will be interesting o see what the agreed price is.[/p][/quote]it will be interesting to see what his role is too. A replacment for Leo, I think not, one of four strikers, more like it. If/when, Leo goes a striker of note will be needed as a replacement, Fenelon being the fourth striker. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 4

9:11pm Thu 17 Jul 14

pte says...

At 28 looks like a cheap short term stop gap measure but welcome aboard mate all the same
At 28 looks like a cheap short term stop gap measure but welcome aboard mate all the same pte
  • Score: 4

9:14pm Thu 17 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

If/when Leo goes I would love to see the club make a move for Gyasi Zardes, fee would be small, wages very acceptable to the club, only problem is I am not sure if Americans can get work permits that easily. He has scored six goals so far this season and only eleven matches have been played.
If/when Leo goes I would love to see the club make a move for Gyasi Zardes, fee would be small, wages very acceptable to the club, only problem is I am not sure if Americans can get work permits that easily. He has scored six goals so far this season and only eleven matches have been played. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -4

9:14pm Thu 17 Jul 14

SecondReserve says...

As others have already said, it's difficult to see him as anything more than a useful backup. 28 years old, been at a long list of clubs, about 80 goals in about 350 games (the vast majority of them in the lower leagues). We haven't seen him play so we should reserve judgement but with the best will in the world it's difficult to see him scoring the goals that will get us promoted.
As others have already said, it's difficult to see him as anything more than a useful backup. 28 years old, been at a long list of clubs, about 80 goals in about 350 games (the vast majority of them in the lower leagues). We haven't seen him play so we should reserve judgement but with the best will in the world it's difficult to see him scoring the goals that will get us promoted. SecondReserve
  • Score: 5

9:17pm Thu 17 Jul 14

mikeygit says...

Poor mans replacement for Leo--if this is the best we can muster it shows how difficult it is to get good players. Not exactly a great scoring record. But we shall see. Hope that CMS comes up trumps this season and who knows HE may be Leos replacement?? This news does not fill me with excitement--lets hope I can be proved wrong.
Poor mans replacement for Leo--if this is the best we can muster it shows how difficult it is to get good players. Not exactly a great scoring record. But we shall see. Hope that CMS comes up trumps this season and who knows HE may be Leos replacement?? This news does not fill me with excitement--lets hope I can be proved wrong. mikeygit
  • Score: 4

9:24pm Thu 17 Jul 14

brightonfan34 says...

if chris o'grady does sign he doesnt get me excited for the season ahead
if chris o'grady does sign he doesnt get me excited for the season ahead brightonfan34
  • Score: 6

9:24pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Conelli98 says...

Rather have Paul OGrady!
Rather have Paul OGrady! Conelli98
  • Score: 10

9:26pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

Ever felt like you've lost a pound and found 10p..?
Ever felt like you've lost a pound and found 10p..? Willie, Willie Irvine
  • Score: 10

9:26pm Thu 17 Jul 14

stonegold says...

"Barrel" and "scrape" spring to mind.
"Barrel" and "scrape" spring to mind. stonegold
  • Score: 9

9:26pm Thu 17 Jul 14

brighton bluenose says...

So we appear to be on the verge of selling our 'talismanic' striker and bringing in a journeyman who's career is likely to be on the wane - hardly the positive signing we imagined when Tony Bloom promised a 'competitive squad' is it?!
So we appear to be on the verge of selling our 'talismanic' striker and bringing in a journeyman who's career is likely to be on the wane - hardly the positive signing we imagined when Tony Bloom promised a 'competitive squad' is it?! brighton bluenose
  • Score: 6

9:27pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Whooohooo who is he again? free transfer or £1.00 nice one David is this one going to get a game?
Whooohooo who is he again? free transfer or £1.00 nice one David is this one going to get a game? Bucket feet Duffy
  • Score: 1

9:28pm Thu 17 Jul 14

brighton bluenose says...

.......In fact it's exactly why Leo will be on his way!!
.......In fact it's exactly why Leo will be on his way!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: 6

9:31pm Thu 17 Jul 14

The Phantom says...

brighton bluenose wrote:
So we appear to be on the verge of selling our 'talismanic' striker and bringing in a journeyman who's career is likely to be on the wane - hardly the positive signing we imagined when Tony Bloom promised a 'competitive squad' is it?!
To be fair to TB, Blackpool's chairman promised the other day that they would also have a competitive squad and they only have 8 players presently - I suppose it depends on how you define competitive.
[quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: So we appear to be on the verge of selling our 'talismanic' striker and bringing in a journeyman who's career is likely to be on the wane - hardly the positive signing we imagined when Tony Bloom promised a 'competitive squad' is it?![/p][/quote]To be fair to TB, Blackpool's chairman promised the other day that they would also have a competitive squad and they only have 8 players presently - I suppose it depends on how you define competitive. The Phantom
  • Score: 6

9:32pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Baldseagull says...

Think I would rather have kept Hoskins, where has he gone?
Think I would rather have kept Hoskins, where has he gone? Baldseagull
  • Score: 11

9:33pm Thu 17 Jul 14

SMF20 says...

I'm sure O'grady is a half decent striker and clearly knows where the goal is given last seasons tally.
For me though I'm hoping that he is being brought in to cover striker 3 rather than Leo... He may have scored more goals than Leo last season but Leo gave us a lot more than goals... Great defending corners, decent set up play to add just 2 much needed abilities.

There is a guy that I'd very much like to see replace Leo, his current team are recruiting forwards which may leave him available.
Still lives in Brighton too and shouldn't cost the earth given he in his early thirties.
Let's bring back GM.
I'm sure O'grady is a half decent striker and clearly knows where the goal is given last seasons tally. For me though I'm hoping that he is being brought in to cover striker 3 rather than Leo... He may have scored more goals than Leo last season but Leo gave us a lot more than goals... Great defending corners, decent set up play to add just 2 much needed abilities. There is a guy that I'd very much like to see replace Leo, his current team are recruiting forwards which may leave him available. Still lives in Brighton too and shouldn't cost the earth given he in his early thirties. Let's bring back GM. SMF20
  • Score: 18

9:41pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Mancgulled says...

http://footballleagu
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75 goals in 190 appearances -

O'Grady - 88 in 373 ----

Watford! Why does nobody want this bloke anymore? Stats do not lie!
This is the ONLY quality replacement for Leo I can think of --- but BOTH would be sooooooooooooo much better!!
http://footballleagu eworld.co.uk/watford -join-leeds-united-i n-race-for-luciano-b ecchio/?# 75 goals in 190 appearances - O'Grady - 88 in 373 ---- Watford! Why does nobody want this bloke anymore? Stats do not lie! This is the ONLY quality replacement for Leo I can think of --- but BOTH would be sooooooooooooo much better!! Mancgulled
  • Score: -3

9:51pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Bostik says...

No thanks.
No thanks. Bostik
  • Score: 1

9:52pm Thu 17 Jul 14

lighteninglee says...

Wow is this what we can expect this transfer window? He can't be that good otherwise other championship clubs wud be chasing him. I swear i read somewhere tony bloom saying we were going to have a competitive team this season. Why are we not chasing players from the prem that are either looking for constant first team football or players that are coming to the end of there careers but cud easily cut it in the championship....
Wow is this what we can expect this transfer window? He can't be that good otherwise other championship clubs wud be chasing him. I swear i read somewhere tony bloom saying we were going to have a competitive team this season. Why are we not chasing players from the prem that are either looking for constant first team football or players that are coming to the end of there careers but cud easily cut it in the championship.... lighteninglee
  • Score: 4

10:16pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Towner83 says...

Baldseagull wrote:
Think I would rather have kept Hoskins, where has he gone?
As irony would have it.......Barnsley!
[quote][p][bold]Baldseagull[/bold] wrote: Think I would rather have kept Hoskins, where has he gone?[/p][/quote]As irony would have it.......Barnsley! Towner83
  • Score: 7

10:42pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Sorry this is nowhere near good enough. Can't believe we're even considering this nobody. Whatever happened to our ambition.
Sorry this is nowhere near good enough. Can't believe we're even considering this nobody. Whatever happened to our ambition. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -3

10:51pm Thu 17 Jul 14

arc12 says...

I think this maybe a joke - if we are after a player like O'Grady who has a pretty poor record at all he clubs he's been (and there are a few!) then I think that's a pretty poor statement of intent by the club. Finances must be worse than we thought. I'm sorry to be negative but I'd rather save the money and play Fenelon.
I think this maybe a joke - if we are after a player like O'Grady who has a pretty poor record at all he clubs he's been (and there are a few!) then I think that's a pretty poor statement of intent by the club. Finances must be worse than we thought. I'm sorry to be negative but I'd rather save the money and play Fenelon. arc12
  • Score: 4

10:58pm Thu 17 Jul 14

EskimioRodriguez says...

Baldseagull wrote:
Think I would rather have kept Hoskins, where has he gone?
Surprisingly enough, he's on trial with Barnsley.
[quote][p][bold]Baldseagull[/bold] wrote: Think I would rather have kept Hoskins, where has he gone?[/p][/quote]Surprisingly enough, he's on trial with Barnsley. EskimioRodriguez
  • Score: 4

11:00pm Thu 17 Jul 14

PeakDistrictSeagull says...

mikeygit wrote:
Poor mans replacement for Leo--if this is the best we can muster it shows how difficult it is to get good players. Not exactly a great scoring record. But we shall see. Hope that CMS comes up trumps this season and who knows HE may be Leos replacement?? This news does not fill me with excitement--lets hope I can be proved wrong.
Those if you who were at Oakwell in April would have seen a centre forward who dominated aerially and brought others into play. That wasn't Leo.
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Poor mans replacement for Leo--if this is the best we can muster it shows how difficult it is to get good players. Not exactly a great scoring record. But we shall see. Hope that CMS comes up trumps this season and who knows HE may be Leos replacement?? This news does not fill me with excitement--lets hope I can be proved wrong.[/p][/quote]Those if you who were at Oakwell in April would have seen a centre forward who dominated aerially and brought others into play. That wasn't Leo. PeakDistrictSeagull
  • Score: 3

11:03pm Thu 17 Jul 14

EskimioRodriguez says...

I really hope O'Grady reads comments from the Brighton fans and realises this is not the best move for anyone. Clearly Brighton want to be pushing for promotion to the premier league and O'Grady wants to be a first team player. Both of those can't happen, plus some people here talking of him like he's being signed from Stockport on the back of a 3 goal season.
I really hope O'Grady reads comments from the Brighton fans and realises this is not the best move for anyone. Clearly Brighton want to be pushing for promotion to the premier league and O'Grady wants to be a first team player. Both of those can't happen, plus some people here talking of him like he's being signed from Stockport on the back of a 3 goal season. EskimioRodriguez
  • Score: 0

11:45pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Interesting quote from a Barnsley fan:

"If you logon to the Rochdale forum and ask them who the best striker is that they've ever had, they'll say COG. And they've had Murray, Le Fondre, Holt and Lambert recently. He's a beast. I'll miss him. "

I know QPR were looking at him not long ago, so he is not by any means rubbish.
Interesting quote from a Barnsley fan: "If you logon to the Rochdale forum and ask them who the best striker is that they've ever had, they'll say COG. And they've had Murray, Le Fondre, Holt and Lambert recently. He's a beast. I'll miss him. " I know QPR were looking at him not long ago, so he is not by any means rubbish. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 4

11:52pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Guernsey gull says...

Well. Well, well, been scanning this site for weeks now,hopefully for news that we have signed a few players to support Leo, and the rest of the few quality players we have left in the squad.
Now it seems we have sold one of the best players we had !
So many quality players gone, replaced with what !
A journeyman striker with a poor goal scoring record, and a 34 /35 year old back four player,good at his peak, which isn't now .
Other rumours surround the unsettled lua lua and Buckley.
Crofts, Stephens on the injured list.
My goodness ,not much to get optimistic about is there.
Mr Bloom, Mr Barber Mr Burke , I for one will be giving serious thoughts about spending a lot of my cash next season on watching the Albion.
And I tell you now, get a bad start in the league, and you will see a swift decline in attendance, and at this time I can't see any other outcome.
The words of Mr Poyet keep returning to my mind .
Well. Well, well, been scanning this site for weeks now,hopefully for news that we have signed a few players to support Leo, and the rest of the few quality players we have left in the squad. Now it seems we have sold one of the best players we had ! So many quality players gone, replaced with what ! A journeyman striker with a poor goal scoring record, and a 34 /35 year old back four player,good at his peak, which isn't now . Other rumours surround the unsettled lua lua and Buckley. Crofts, Stephens on the injured list. My goodness ,not much to get optimistic about is there. Mr Bloom, Mr Barber Mr Burke , I for one will be giving serious thoughts about spending a lot of my cash next season on watching the Albion. And I tell you now, get a bad start in the league, and you will see a swift decline in attendance, and at this time I can't see any other outcome. The words of Mr Poyet keep returning to my mind . Guernsey gull
  • Score: 3

12:00am Fri 18 Jul 14

pte says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Interesting quote from a Barnsley fan:

"If you logon to the Rochdale forum and ask them who the best striker is that they've ever had, they'll say COG. And they've had Murray, Le Fondre, Holt and Lambert recently. He's a beast. I'll miss him. "

I know QPR were looking at him not long ago, so he is not by any means rubbish.
Well if he's any good we'll miss out for one reason or another: transfer fee, wages not enough or missus doesn't want to live on the south coast
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: Interesting quote from a Barnsley fan: "If you logon to the Rochdale forum and ask them who the best striker is that they've ever had, they'll say COG. And they've had Murray, Le Fondre, Holt and Lambert recently. He's a beast. I'll miss him. " I know QPR were looking at him not long ago, so he is not by any means rubbish.[/p][/quote]Well if he's any good we'll miss out for one reason or another: transfer fee, wages not enough or missus doesn't want to live on the south coast pte
  • Score: 1

1:19am Fri 18 Jul 14

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

Is it a Xmas carol, it must be as thus club is being run by a couple of scrooge's!!! Reports of £7.5 million, and what do we get in return, some old journey man!! Come on Bloom/Barber I expect better from this!!! I hope most of this money is for squad strengthening. And dont let Burke pick players for this squad, as he's living up to his name. A right ine
Is it a Xmas carol, it must be as thus club is being run by a couple of scrooge's!!! Reports of £7.5 million, and what do we get in return, some old journey man!! Come on Bloom/Barber I expect better from this!!! I hope most of this money is for squad strengthening. And dont let Burke pick players for this squad, as he's living up to his name. A right ine Tony the tiger eastbourne
  • Score: 3
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