Albion eye striker O'Grady with Ulloa heading for exit

Albion eye striker O'Grady with Ulloa heading for exit

Leo Ulloa is set for a record breaking £7 million move to Leicester

Barnsley striker Chris O'Grady has been linked with Albion

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

ALBION talisman Leo Ulloa is about to end the saga over his future by completing a record-breaking £7 million plus move to Premier League newcomers Leicester City.

The clubs have finally agreed a fee and Ulloa is expected to finalise personal terms with the Foxes once they return today from a training camp in Austria.

Ulloa missed Albion’s 3-1 friendly defeat by Real Betis in Spain last night.

The squad fly home today but the Argentinian goalscorer is thought to have said his goodbyes and left earlier to complete his protracted switch to the East Midlands.

The news, exclusively revealed on The Argus website last night, coincides with Albion being strongly linked with Barnsley striker Chris O’Grady.

The Seagulls have reportedly agreed a fee with the Yorkshire club for the robust 28-year-old and he is said to be set for talks after returning with Barnsley yesterday from a pre-season trip to Italy.

Ulloa’s impending departure brings to an end Leicester’s determined pursuit of their top transfer target.

Albion held them off, rejecting a fourth offer last week of £6.25 million.

The Argus revealed on Wednesday Leicester’s plans for a fifth bid and a figure in excess of £7 million has been sanctioned by Albion chairman Tony Bloom.

It more than doubles the previous record fee received by the Seagulls for midfielder Liam Bridcutt from Sunderland in January and also smashes the record Leicester buy of £5 million for one-time Albion loanee Ade Akinibiyi in 2000.

Ulloa has scored 26 goals in 58 appearances for Albion since arriving on the South Coast from Spanish club Almeria for around £2 million during the January 2013 transfer window.

The target man, 28 later this month, still has three years remaining on his contract at the Amex but has become increasingly frustrated by what he regards as a lack of investment in the squad.

Meanwhile, Albion are believed to have turned their attention to O’Grady after a £300,000 bid for Sam Baldock fell well short of Bristol City’s valuation.

Barnsley’s League One rivals Sheffield United are also interested in O’Grady, who turned down a move to Charlton last month.

The father-of-three young children scored 15 goals as Barnsley were relegated from the Championship last season.

The Nottingham-born front man began his career at Leicester and Barnsley are the 11th club he has served.

He still has a year left on his contract at Oakwell.

Craig Mackail-Smith, who scored his third goal in three games against Betis last night, and rookie Shamir Goodwin are currently the only recognised strikers available to Albion boss Sami Hyypia.

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6:55am Fri 18 Jul 14

Quiterie says...

Don't tell me that Shamir Fenelon has changed his name back to Goodwin again!

I don't think people should get too frustrated about O'Grady signing. I don't think he's a direct replacement for Ulloa. It's just the timing that makes it look like that.

I fully expect us to use most of the Ulloa money to make a high profile signing of a striker who will really get the crowd buzzing. I see O'Grady as more of a 'back-up'.
Don't tell me that Shamir Fenelon has changed his name back to Goodwin again! I don't think people should get too frustrated about O'Grady signing. I don't think he's a direct replacement for Ulloa. It's just the timing that makes it look like that. I fully expect us to use most of the Ulloa money to make a high profile signing of a striker who will really get the crowd buzzing. I see O'Grady as more of a 'back-up'. Quiterie
  • Score: 28

7:00am Fri 18 Jul 14

portugal35 says...

I look forward to the relegation battle that is about to commence on the 9 th of August 2014.The realistic aim this season is to stay up and mid table at the very best.
I look forward to the relegation battle that is about to commence on the 9 th of August 2014.The realistic aim this season is to stay up and mid table at the very best. portugal35
  • Score: -39

7:06am Fri 18 Jul 14

Tall Boys says...

portugal35 wrote:
I look forward to the relegation battle that is about to commence on the 9 th of August 2014.The realistic aim this season is to stay up and mid table at the very best.
I claim my £5.

This is the first "relegation battle" prediction of the summer.
[quote][p][bold]portugal35[/bold] wrote: I look forward to the relegation battle that is about to commence on the 9 th of August 2014.The realistic aim this season is to stay up and mid table at the very best.[/p][/quote]I claim my £5. This is the first "relegation battle" prediction of the summer. Tall Boys
  • Score: 1

7:07am Fri 18 Jul 14

mark by the sea says...

So 11 million banked , and we are chasing a player who has been at 11 clubs? Are we signing players based on there ability or there wage demands..
I feel sorry for sami , this guy is the punch bag .. No wonder sherwood turned us down !
Good luck to Leo , he deserves premiership football or a chance to better his future money wise.
So 11 million banked , and we are chasing a player who has been at 11 clubs? Are we signing players based on there ability or there wage demands.. I feel sorry for sami , this guy is the punch bag .. No wonder sherwood turned us down ! Good luck to Leo , he deserves premiership football or a chance to better his future money wise. mark by the sea
  • Score: 22

7:15am Fri 18 Jul 14

SeagullOverSelsey says...

Let's just see what the squad looks like come August 9th. I think also that the transfer window does not close until end August so panic should not set in just yet!
Let's just see what the squad looks like come August 9th. I think also that the transfer window does not close until end August so panic should not set in just yet! SeagullOverSelsey
  • Score: 21

7:20am Fri 18 Jul 14

arc12 says...

Come on Sheffield and do us a favour - don't want to get lumbered with O'Grady. Please no.
Come on Sheffield and do us a favour - don't want to get lumbered with O'Grady. Please no. arc12
  • Score: -1

7:27am Fri 18 Jul 14

stonegold says...

£7m for a guy who hits the deck more often than he hits the net - great business.
£7m for a guy who hits the deck more often than he hits the net - great business. stonegold
  • Score: 23

7:33am Fri 18 Jul 14

Uckfield Seagull says...

Well as far as I am concerned its better thats it happened now and not in 2 weeks, yes Leo done great for us but we had ti take the cash,I only want players to play for BHA who are fully committed, Leo deserves the chance so lets not stop him. Now we are bound to get the sad fans where its all doom and gloombutI seriously hope that people let Sami get on with ityes we need players, but we will get them, the club will let Sami do his job, I have total faith in the board that we are doing things correctly, I got a real good feeling about Hyypia and with or without Leo we will be fine
Well as far as I am concerned its better thats it happened now and not in 2 weeks, yes Leo done great for us but we had ti take the cash,I only want players to play for BHA who are fully committed, Leo deserves the chance so lets not stop him. Now we are bound to get the sad fans where its all doom and gloombutI seriously hope that people let Sami get on with ityes we need players, but we will get them, the club will let Sami do his job, I have total faith in the board that we are doing things correctly, I got a real good feeling about Hyypia and with or without Leo we will be fine Uckfield Seagull
  • Score: 16

7:35am Fri 18 Jul 14

Far gull says...

Inevitable but sad he should be leaving. We will be profitable this season and avoid Ffp . Without some crowd pullers of players ( Grady!!!!!!) And/ or some good early season results we may have issues . Am happy to see out transfer window but agree with other comments about Sami may have problems and it also fully explains our troble in getting Sherwood.
I look forward to the day we can cherry pick others clubs players ..it may not happen in my life time.. Hayho uta
Inevitable but sad he should be leaving. We will be profitable this season and avoid Ffp . Without some crowd pullers of players ( Grady!!!!!!) And/ or some good early season results we may have issues . Am happy to see out transfer window but agree with other comments about Sami may have problems and it also fully explains our troble in getting Sherwood. I look forward to the day we can cherry pick others clubs players ..it may not happen in my life time.. Hayho uta Far gull
  • Score: 7

7:41am Fri 18 Jul 14

jarmonesque says...

We did OK without Ulloa and CMS for much of last season. Gonna be a lean couple of seasons due to training ground costs, then it'll be the big time. No rush for the Premier League. Enjoy the Championship, its a great league, we have a great future ahead.
We did OK without Ulloa and CMS for much of last season. Gonna be a lean couple of seasons due to training ground costs, then it'll be the big time. No rush for the Premier League. Enjoy the Championship, its a great league, we have a great future ahead. jarmonesque
  • Score: 35

7:48am Fri 18 Jul 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

A shambles from the suits. Under price for Ulloa, poor replacements lined up, hardly a bean to spend despite selling our best players. Have to wonder if either we are in financial trouble behind the scenes or the money is simply being gambled/frittered away. Baldock, OGrady, not good enough.
A shambles from the suits. Under price for Ulloa, poor replacements lined up, hardly a bean to spend despite selling our best players. Have to wonder if either we are in financial trouble behind the scenes or the money is simply being gambled/frittered away. Baldock, OGrady, not good enough. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -25

7:59am Fri 18 Jul 14

Baldseagull says...

mark by the sea wrote:
So 11 million banked , and we are chasing a player who has been at 11 clubs? Are we signing players based on there ability or there wage demands..
I feel sorry for sami , this guy is the punch bag .. No wonder sherwood turned us down !
Good luck to Leo , he deserves premiership football or a chance to better his future money wise.
Did Sherwood turn us down or are you having another guess at what happened?

Discount the money from Bridcutt and Barnes, as far as I can see that money is counted in last seasons budget for FFP and unless we had an overall profit, I don't see how we can carry it over. Ulloa money will be available for transfer fees I guess, but I don't think the wage offering is going to change much.
Until January at least, we have to stay the right side of FFP, when we see what really happens to the clubs that flouted it.
Difficult to see a side without Parachute payments getting into the top 3 or 4 this season. Hyypia just needs to keep us in the top half this season to prove he is capable, play offs again would be outstanding. Next season we will all know what flouting FFP really means and know if we have been wise, or mugged off.
The Forest situation is of particular interest, they think they have a loophole, I think they are breaking the rules and will get punished.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: So 11 million banked , and we are chasing a player who has been at 11 clubs? Are we signing players based on there ability or there wage demands.. I feel sorry for sami , this guy is the punch bag .. No wonder sherwood turned us down ! Good luck to Leo , he deserves premiership football or a chance to better his future money wise.[/p][/quote]Did Sherwood turn us down or are you having another guess at what happened? Discount the money from Bridcutt and Barnes, as far as I can see that money is counted in last seasons budget for FFP and unless we had an overall profit, I don't see how we can carry it over. Ulloa money will be available for transfer fees I guess, but I don't think the wage offering is going to change much. Until January at least, we have to stay the right side of FFP, when we see what really happens to the clubs that flouted it. Difficult to see a side without Parachute payments getting into the top 3 or 4 this season. Hyypia just needs to keep us in the top half this season to prove he is capable, play offs again would be outstanding. Next season we will all know what flouting FFP really means and know if we have been wise, or mugged off. The Forest situation is of particular interest, they think they have a loophole, I think they are breaking the rules and will get punished. Baldseagull
  • Score: 13

8:00am Fri 18 Jul 14

Albion In Staffs says...

How many people on here have actually watched O'Grady closely? If someone can genuinely say they have and give an honest appraisal then that's great.
But it just seems that people's perception is based on the fact he's a Barnsley player and moved around a bit.
It doesn't sound exciting I agree, but we're hardly likely to sign players from Champions' League clubs...
Shouldn't we sit back and let it happen and start making judgements on Aug 9th?
How many people on here have actually watched O'Grady closely? If someone can genuinely say they have and give an honest appraisal then that's great. But it just seems that people's perception is based on the fact he's a Barnsley player and moved around a bit. It doesn't sound exciting I agree, but we're hardly likely to sign players from Champions' League clubs... Shouldn't we sit back and let it happen and start making judgements on Aug 9th? Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 9

8:03am Fri 18 Jul 14

AlfieT says...

jarmonesque wrote:
We did OK without Ulloa and CMS for much of last season. Gonna be a lean couple of seasons due to training ground costs, then it'll be the big time. No rush for the Premier League. Enjoy the Championship, its a great league, we have a great future ahead.
Top post.
[quote][p][bold]jarmonesque[/bold] wrote: We did OK without Ulloa and CMS for much of last season. Gonna be a lean couple of seasons due to training ground costs, then it'll be the big time. No rush for the Premier League. Enjoy the Championship, its a great league, we have a great future ahead.[/p][/quote]Top post. AlfieT
  • Score: 17

8:05am Fri 18 Jul 14

namgo49 says...

I have said before, I am not sure the style of play Hyppia employs needs a Leo type. It is fast aggressive play through the channels, ideally suited to CMS. So to get this amount if money is a good deal for the club. In his heart he has moved on anyway. We may have ended up with a Michu situation like Swansea have with a very good season becoming a distant memory and a player without the same appetite and looking for their next challenge.

Ideal scenario from my perspective is we now get Butland on loan. Ward on a two year deal. I'm ok with the O'Grady signing, as already pointed out he is the Barnes type replacement. Not interested in getting Lingard unless he comes without strings!

I think that should give us a decent season. I just want us to play good football and win most games. Not too much to ask for my monthly season ticket outlay, surely!! Too I might start getting to a few away games again.
I have said before, I am not sure the style of play Hyppia employs needs a Leo type. It is fast aggressive play through the channels, ideally suited to CMS. So to get this amount if money is a good deal for the club. In his heart he has moved on anyway. We may have ended up with a Michu situation like Swansea have with a very good season becoming a distant memory and a player without the same appetite and looking for their next challenge. Ideal scenario from my perspective is we now get Butland on loan. Ward on a two year deal. I'm ok with the O'Grady signing, as already pointed out he is the Barnes type replacement. Not interested in getting Lingard unless he comes without strings! I think that should give us a decent season. I just want us to play good football and win most games. Not too much to ask for my monthly season ticket outlay, surely!! Too I might start getting to a few away games again. namgo49
  • Score: 10

8:05am Fri 18 Jul 14

mikeygit says...

Oh well it was to be expected--unfortunat
ely and we have to accept that it is good business as long as his replacement is a GOOD one and NOT just o-O´Grady. It is a shame that Albion do not seem to be able to hold on to their good players for long--Ulloa, Bridcutt, Barnes Upson etc. I really hope now we can get players in and then have some stability. Wish Ulloa all the best and all said and done he has to look after his and his families interest---no loyalties in this game!
Oh well it was to be expected--unfortunat ely and we have to accept that it is good business as long as his replacement is a GOOD one and NOT just o-O´Grady. It is a shame that Albion do not seem to be able to hold on to their good players for long--Ulloa, Bridcutt, Barnes Upson etc. I really hope now we can get players in and then have some stability. Wish Ulloa all the best and all said and done he has to look after his and his families interest---no loyalties in this game! mikeygit
  • Score: 7

8:15am Fri 18 Jul 14

Wrapson Family says...

Although I am disappointed Leo is heading for the exit, I think it was inevitable and they have held out for a very good fee .
O' Grady does seem to be a journeyman, however did score goals for a team that had little defence last season. I hope they look for another class forward and a very creative midfielder.
The fans will hope to see some movement in the transfer market plus Burke and Barber really need a big success instead of near mises
Although I am disappointed Leo is heading for the exit, I think it was inevitable and they have held out for a very good fee [if £7m is true]. O' Grady does seem to be a journeyman, however did score goals for a team that had little defence last season. I hope they look for another class forward and a very creative midfielder. The fans will hope to see some movement in the transfer market plus Burke and Barber really need a big success instead of near mises Wrapson Family
  • Score: 8

8:23am Fri 18 Jul 14

sjonesbb says...

What happened to the Finnish market we were supposedly looking into. Two best players sold in 6 months and no big replacements ... We still have some good players but we are very thin on the ground. There is only so far the youth players can go. I'm all for utilising the young talent at the club but we seriously need some fresh blood.
What happened to the Finnish market we were supposedly looking into. Two best players sold in 6 months and no big replacements ... We still have some good players but we are very thin on the ground. There is only so far the youth players can go. I'm all for utilising the young talent at the club but we seriously need some fresh blood. sjonesbb
  • Score: 16

8:27am Fri 18 Jul 14

pablobrowno says...

Those moaning about o'grady signing are pathetic. A player who scored 15 in the champ in a relegated side?! Oh yes terrible signing! We are apparently after Beccio as announced in Football League World this morning. Burke and his team will have multiple targets and be working long hours to strike deals in order of priority. We WILL make some good signings this summer and WILL sign and impressive replacement for Ulloa.

We actually had our best spell last season with Leo out injured! The man who made the difference was Conway being able to supply decent deliveries. £7.5m for Leo is top top business. Well done the club.
Those moaning about o'grady signing are pathetic. A player who scored 15 in the champ in a relegated side?! Oh yes terrible signing! We are apparently after Beccio as announced in Football League World this morning. Burke and his team will have multiple targets and be working long hours to strike deals in order of priority. We WILL make some good signings this summer and WILL sign and impressive replacement for Ulloa. We actually had our best spell last season with Leo out injured! The man who made the difference was Conway being able to supply decent deliveries. £7.5m for Leo is top top business. Well done the club. pablobrowno
  • Score: 19

8:44am Fri 18 Jul 14

Albion fan in London says...

Ulloa IMO is not worth £7+ playing for us but he may do really well in a attacking Leicester squad where his supply will be higher this said, he has no pace and falls over alot, i wasn't that impressed with him last season so a great fee to get, I wish him well. (lets not forget Forest ether) I think CMS will do well this year , I have a feeling he will deliver on what he was originally brought in to do. I'm not overly fussed about O'Grady but you can see that he is NOT Ulloa's replacement but one that will slot in where Hoskins or Obika were last season.
Regarding the other transfers, we will get these inno doubt. The difference is you would like to see some real quality coming in throughout the team should the £7 mill be reinvested. If it isn't then I think we may have a right to feel down hearted about the new season. We must have clocked up £11mill + for Bridcutt and Leo alone!
Ulloa IMO is not worth £7+ playing for us but he may do really well in a attacking Leicester squad where his supply will be higher this said, he has no pace and falls over alot, i wasn't that impressed with him last season so a great fee to get, I wish him well. (lets not forget Forest ether) I think CMS will do well this year , I have a feeling he will deliver on what he was originally brought in to do. I'm not overly fussed about O'Grady but you can see that he is NOT Ulloa's replacement but one that will slot in where Hoskins or Obika were last season. Regarding the other transfers, we will get these inno doubt. The difference is you would like to see some real quality coming in throughout the team should the £7 mill be reinvested. If it isn't then I think we may have a right to feel down hearted about the new season. We must have clocked up £11mill + for Bridcutt and Leo alone! Albion fan in London
  • Score: 7

8:48am Fri 18 Jul 14

arc12 says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
How many people on here have actually watched O'Grady closely? If someone can genuinely say they have and give an honest appraisal then that's great.
But it just seems that people's perception is based on the fact he's a Barnsley player and moved around a bit.
It doesn't sound exciting I agree, but we're hardly likely to sign players from Champions' League clubs...
Shouldn't we sit back and let it happen and start making judgements on Aug 9th?
I did actually see a few Rochdale games 4 years ago when I was on a 6 month contract just outside of the town. To be fair he looked ok back the but that was in League 2. I'm sure he can play in the Championship but have my doubts from what I've seen that he's what we need to push for the play offs again. Just my view.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: How many people on here have actually watched O'Grady closely? If someone can genuinely say they have and give an honest appraisal then that's great. But it just seems that people's perception is based on the fact he's a Barnsley player and moved around a bit. It doesn't sound exciting I agree, but we're hardly likely to sign players from Champions' League clubs... Shouldn't we sit back and let it happen and start making judgements on Aug 9th?[/p][/quote]I did actually see a few Rochdale games 4 years ago when I was on a 6 month contract just outside of the town. To be fair he looked ok back the but that was in League 2. I'm sure he can play in the Championship but have my doubts from what I've seen that he's what we need to push for the play offs again. Just my view. arc12
  • Score: 3

8:52am Fri 18 Jul 14

Grummitt says...

According to the FLW site we are looking at Beccio as a replacement for Leo. Watford and Leeds are also interested in him. A quality proven goal scorer who would fit in IMO.
According to the FLW site we are looking at Beccio as a replacement for Leo. Watford and Leeds are also interested in him. A quality proven goal scorer who would fit in IMO. Grummitt
  • Score: 5

9:04am Fri 18 Jul 14

ringtone says...

Chris O'Grady?

One word

Who are ya,who are ya
Chris O'Grady? One word Who are ya,who are ya ringtone
  • Score: -5

9:11am Fri 18 Jul 14

Beale32 says...

Some people are acting like Leo is/was our only decent player. He isn't what bale was for spurs. We are gong to have better players come and go.

To those who think we will be in a relegation battle, your having a laugh. We will be top 10.

adequate replacement for ulloa has more than likely been identified and the club is most probably working on it.

You never know but he might reject Leicester.
Some people are acting like Leo is/was our only decent player. He isn't what bale was for spurs. We are gong to have better players come and go. To those who think we will be in a relegation battle, your having a laugh. We will be top 10. adequate replacement for ulloa has more than likely been identified and the club is most probably working on it. You never know but he might reject Leicester. Beale32
  • Score: 7

9:12am Fri 18 Jul 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

ringtone says...

Chris O'Grady?

One word

Who are ya,who are ya

Ringtone?

One word

Who are ya?
ringtone says... Chris O'Grady? One word Who are ya,who are ya Ringtone? One word Who are ya? B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 5

9:20am Fri 18 Jul 14

Max Ripple says...

Albion fan in London wrote:
Ulloa IMO is not worth £7+ playing for us but he may do really well in a attacking Leicester squad where his supply will be higher this said, he has no pace and falls over alot, i wasn't that impressed with him last season so a great fee to get, I wish him well. (lets not forget Forest ether) I think CMS will do well this year , I have a feeling he will deliver on what he was originally brought in to do. I'm not overly fussed about O'Grady but you can see that he is NOT Ulloa's replacement but one that will slot in where Hoskins or Obika were last season.
Regarding the other transfers, we will get these inno doubt. The difference is you would like to see some real quality coming in throughout the team should the £7 mill be reinvested. If it isn't then I think we may have a right to feel down hearted about the new season. We must have clocked up £11mill + for Bridcutt and Leo alone!
So "he'll slot in where Hoskins and Obika were last season". How many games did Hoskins play for us exactly and where did he slot in? And how many times did Obika play at the same time as Leo and did we see much evidence if him slotting in anywhere.?
I agree, it looks as though he will play a different role to Leo (if he definitely comes which is not yet certain as far as I can tell) so maybe he can team up with CMS and Shamir if he gets the game time. We do need another holding striker but one with pace as well who can run and head a ball. Looks like O'Grady can score goals even in a crap side like Barnsley so he may be good for us if he fits in with Sami's style of play.
I'm glad Leo's gone now but did he put in a transfer request or did we just sell him and pay his cut as well? With all the supposed noises his people were making about wanting to leave and go to a club with ambition and in the PL it seems strange if they have managed to force TB and DB into giving him a pay-off as well. Maybe someone can enlighten me here?
Up the Albion!
[quote][p][bold]Albion fan in London[/bold] wrote: Ulloa IMO is not worth £7+ playing for us but he may do really well in a attacking Leicester squad where his supply will be higher this said, he has no pace and falls over alot, i wasn't that impressed with him last season so a great fee to get, I wish him well. (lets not forget Forest ether) I think CMS will do well this year , I have a feeling he will deliver on what he was originally brought in to do. I'm not overly fussed about O'Grady but you can see that he is NOT Ulloa's replacement but one that will slot in where Hoskins or Obika were last season. Regarding the other transfers, we will get these inno doubt. The difference is you would like to see some real quality coming in throughout the team should the £7 mill be reinvested. If it isn't then I think we may have a right to feel down hearted about the new season. We must have clocked up £11mill + for Bridcutt and Leo alone![/p][/quote]So "he'll slot in where Hoskins and Obika were last season". How many games did Hoskins play for us exactly and where did he slot in? And how many times did Obika play at the same time as Leo and did we see much evidence if him slotting in anywhere.? I agree, it looks as though he will play a different role to Leo (if he definitely comes which is not yet certain as far as I can tell) so maybe he can team up with CMS and Shamir if he gets the game time. We do need another holding striker but one with pace as well who can run and head a ball. Looks like O'Grady can score goals even in a crap side like Barnsley so he may be good for us if he fits in with Sami's style of play. I'm glad Leo's gone now but did he put in a transfer request or did we just sell him and pay his cut as well? With all the supposed noises his people were making about wanting to leave and go to a club with ambition and in the PL it seems strange if they have managed to force TB and DB into giving him a pay-off as well. Maybe someone can enlighten me here? Up the Albion! Max Ripple
  • Score: 2

9:20am Fri 18 Jul 14

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

ringtone wrote:
Chris O'Grady?

One word

Who are ya,who are ya
One word? Are you sure..?
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: Chris O'Grady? One word Who are ya,who are ya[/p][/quote]One word? Are you sure..? Willie, Willie Irvine
  • Score: 4

9:23am Fri 18 Jul 14

lenward says...

stonegold wrote:
£7m for a guy who hits the deck more often than he hits the net - great business.
Well said, my thinking to, makes me think if he will make it in the premiership, he will have to be a lot stronger.
[quote][p][bold]stonegold[/bold] wrote: £7m for a guy who hits the deck more often than he hits the net - great business.[/p][/quote]Well said, my thinking to, makes me think if he will make it in the premiership, he will have to be a lot stronger. lenward
  • Score: -1

9:28am Fri 18 Jul 14

Cockwomble says...

mark by the sea wrote:
So 11 million banked , and we are chasing a player who has been at 11 clubs? Are we signing players based on there ability or there wage demands..
I feel sorry for sami , this guy is the punch bag .. No wonder sherwood turned us down !
Good luck to Leo , he deserves premiership football or a chance to better his future money wise.
you massive cockwomble.you think ogrady is a direct replacement for ulloa?he was coming anyway.give up football and take up another sport.season not started yet and youre still depressed.cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: So 11 million banked , and we are chasing a player who has been at 11 clubs? Are we signing players based on there ability or there wage demands.. I feel sorry for sami , this guy is the punch bag .. No wonder sherwood turned us down ! Good luck to Leo , he deserves premiership football or a chance to better his future money wise.[/p][/quote]you massive cockwomble.you think ogrady is a direct replacement for ulloa?he was coming anyway.give up football and take up another sport.season not started yet and youre still depressed.cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 1

9:28am Fri 18 Jul 14

Ken from Beamish says...

In Albion's home defeat to Barnsley last year, O'Grady was the best player on the pitch, and I was surprised we didn't make a move for him last year. He played a withdrawn role. coming in from the lest hand side of midfield. So he probably is the replacement for Barnes.
In Albion's home defeat to Barnsley last year, O'Grady was the best player on the pitch, and I was surprised we didn't make a move for him last year. He played a withdrawn role. coming in from the lest hand side of midfield. So he probably is the replacement for Barnes. Ken from Beamish
  • Score: 10

9:29am Fri 18 Jul 14

Cockwomble says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
How many people on here have actually watched O'Grady closely? If someone can genuinely say they have and give an honest appraisal then that's great.
But it just seems that people's perception is based on the fact he's a Barnsley player and moved around a bit.
It doesn't sound exciting I agree, but we're hardly likely to sign players from Champions' League clubs...
Shouldn't we sit back and let it happen and start making judgements on Aug 9th?
agreed.he scored more in poor barnsley side than anyone did for us last year.kneejerk cockwombles
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: How many people on here have actually watched O'Grady closely? If someone can genuinely say they have and give an honest appraisal then that's great. But it just seems that people's perception is based on the fact he's a Barnsley player and moved around a bit. It doesn't sound exciting I agree, but we're hardly likely to sign players from Champions' League clubs... Shouldn't we sit back and let it happen and start making judgements on Aug 9th?[/p][/quote]agreed.he scored more in poor barnsley side than anyone did for us last year.kneejerk cockwombles Cockwomble
  • Score: 2

9:31am Fri 18 Jul 14

Jonathan Mouette says...

Never mind O'Grady, the news that Becchio is on the radar is far more encouraging...
Never mind O'Grady, the news that Becchio is on the radar is far more encouraging... Jonathan Mouette
  • Score: 4

9:43am Fri 18 Jul 14

lenward says...

I must admit don't know this O'Grady, but did not know about Mackell-smith or Ulloa before they came to Brighton and they both did alright. He has not signed yet.
I must admit don't know this O'Grady, but did not know about Mackell-smith or Ulloa before they came to Brighton and they both did alright. He has not signed yet. lenward
  • Score: 0

9:50am Fri 18 Jul 14

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Tall Boys wrote:
portugal35 wrote:
I look forward to the relegation battle that is about to commence on the 9 th of August 2014.The realistic aim this season is to stay up and mid table at the very best.
I claim my £5.

This is the first "relegation battle" prediction of the summer.
Wrong you missed mine last week!
[quote][p][bold]Tall Boys[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]portugal35[/bold] wrote: I look forward to the relegation battle that is about to commence on the 9 th of August 2014.The realistic aim this season is to stay up and mid table at the very best.[/p][/quote]I claim my £5. This is the first "relegation battle" prediction of the summer.[/p][/quote]Wrong you missed mine last week! Bucket feet Duffy
  • Score: -2

9:53am Fri 18 Jul 14

ringtone says...

The 300,000 bid for Baldock was well short of a proper valution.

O'Grady could be a bit of a steal for the same amount.

I have my doubts that the Albion bean counters will want to spend big for a marque name to replace Ulloa
The 300,000 bid for Baldock was well short of a proper valution. O'Grady could be a bit of a steal for the same amount. I have my doubts that the Albion bean counters will want to spend big for a marque name to replace Ulloa ringtone
  • Score: 3

10:05am Fri 18 Jul 14

Bucket feet Duffy says...

stonegold wrote:
£7m for a guy who hits the deck more often than he hits the net - great business.
Actually if you look at the stats he was pretty good, he was a loan target man in what was a very slow attacking Team as pointed out by Sami ,granted he was Slow but 26 in 58 is not bad given those circumstances.
It could be that Sami has already considered him surplus to requirements due to his lack of pace we will see, maybe he is going to go for Lingard and CMS as his strike pairing, but we need to recruit some quality in a key area in order that we can both keep the morale of the team and supporters and to reaffirm our ambitions.
[quote][p][bold]stonegold[/bold] wrote: £7m for a guy who hits the deck more often than he hits the net - great business.[/p][/quote]Actually if you look at the stats he was pretty good, he was a loan target man in what was a very slow attacking Team as pointed out by Sami ,granted he was Slow but 26 in 58 is not bad given those circumstances. It could be that Sami has already considered him surplus to requirements due to his lack of pace we will see, maybe he is going to go for Lingard and CMS as his strike pairing, but we need to recruit some quality in a key area in order that we can both keep the morale of the team and supporters and to reaffirm our ambitions. Bucket feet Duffy
  • Score: 6

10:14am Fri 18 Jul 14

lenward says...

This is going to be a interesting season, I for one are not looking for promotion and I don't think we will be staring relegation in face. This will a season of trials for the younger players and a new style of play. It seems to me the club is bringing in older players with experience to fill in the gaps until Sami fills the young players can cope.

Don't get me wrong the club wait the big time at the club and are spending the money on the infrastructure as you all can see, but they have to be careful that the team does not suffer.
This is going to be a interesting season, I for one are not looking for promotion and I don't think we will be staring relegation in face. This will a season of trials for the younger players and a new style of play. It seems to me the club is bringing in older players with experience to fill in the gaps until Sami fills the young players can cope. Don't get me wrong the club wait the big time at the club and are spending the money on the infrastructure as you all can see, but they have to be careful that the team does not suffer. lenward
  • Score: 2

10:50am Fri 18 Jul 14

Claude Back says...

pablobrowno wrote:
Those moaning about o'grady signing are pathetic. A player who scored 15 in the champ in a relegated side?! Oh yes terrible signing! We are apparently after Beccio as announced in Football League World this morning. Burke and his team will have multiple targets and be working long hours to strike deals in order of priority. We WILL make some good signings this summer and WILL sign and impressive replacement for Ulloa.

We actually had our best spell last season with Leo out injured! The man who made the difference was Conway being able to supply decent deliveries. £7.5m for Leo is top top business. Well done the club.
Good points, Pablo. I also think O'Grady will serve us well even if he won't be 'the main man'.
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: Those moaning about o'grady signing are pathetic. A player who scored 15 in the champ in a relegated side?! Oh yes terrible signing! We are apparently after Beccio as announced in Football League World this morning. Burke and his team will have multiple targets and be working long hours to strike deals in order of priority. We WILL make some good signings this summer and WILL sign and impressive replacement for Ulloa. We actually had our best spell last season with Leo out injured! The man who made the difference was Conway being able to supply decent deliveries. £7.5m for Leo is top top business. Well done the club.[/p][/quote]Good points, Pablo. I also think O'Grady will serve us well even if he won't be 'the main man'. Claude Back
  • Score: 6

11:03am Fri 18 Jul 14

Cap'n Pugwash says...

mark by the sea wrote:
So 11 million banked , and we are chasing a player who has been at 11 clubs? Are we signing players based on there ability or there wage demands..
I feel sorry for sami , this guy is the punch bag .. No wonder sherwood turned us down !
Good luck to Leo , he deserves premiership football or a chance to better his future money wise.
Give it a rest for crying out loud.

Let us know who told you that Sherwood turned us down? One of your 'contacts' was it?

You have absolutely no idea what is happening at the club, you never have and you're ticked off that we now know that for certain.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: So 11 million banked , and we are chasing a player who has been at 11 clubs? Are we signing players based on there ability or there wage demands.. I feel sorry for sami , this guy is the punch bag .. No wonder sherwood turned us down ! Good luck to Leo , he deserves premiership football or a chance to better his future money wise.[/p][/quote]Give it a rest for crying out loud. Let us know who told you that Sherwood turned us down? One of your 'contacts' was it? You have absolutely no idea what is happening at the club, you never have and you're ticked off that we now know that for certain. Cap'n Pugwash
  • Score: 0

11:04am Fri 18 Jul 14

Cap'n Pugwash says...

mark by the sea wrote:
So 11 million banked , and we are chasing a player who has been at 11 clubs? Are we signing players based on there ability or there wage demands..
I feel sorry for sami , this guy is the punch bag .. No wonder sherwood turned us down !
Good luck to Leo , he deserves premiership football or a chance to better his future money wise.
Give it a rest for crying out loud.

Let us know who told you that Sherwood turned us down? One of your 'contacts' was it?

You have absolutely no idea what is happening at the club, you never have and you're ticked off that we now know that for certain.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: So 11 million banked , and we are chasing a player who has been at 11 clubs? Are we signing players based on there ability or there wage demands.. I feel sorry for sami , this guy is the punch bag .. No wonder sherwood turned us down ! Good luck to Leo , he deserves premiership football or a chance to better his future money wise.[/p][/quote]Give it a rest for crying out loud. Let us know who told you that Sherwood turned us down? One of your 'contacts' was it? You have absolutely no idea what is happening at the club, you never have and you're ticked off that we now know that for certain. Cap'n Pugwash
  • Score: -1

12:15pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Sheil says...

Lenward I couldn't agree more-1st class post!

Rome wasn't built in a day. Some people are so impatient expecting us to be in the Premiership just like that!

As we all know we have a fabulous set up many clubs would give their eye teeth for,& management who obviously are looking to the future. The set-up bringing on the youth must bode well for the future! Having watched the I.Player the facilities must surely reap their rewards.

I certainly wish Leo well,but obviously money wins yet again!

UTA
Lenward I couldn't agree more-1st class post! Rome wasn't built in a day. Some people are so impatient expecting us to be in the Premiership just like that! As we all know we have a fabulous set up many clubs would give their eye teeth for,& management who obviously are looking to the future. The set-up bringing on the youth must bode well for the future! Having watched the I.Player the facilities must surely reap their rewards. I certainly wish Leo well,but obviously money wins yet again! UTA Sheil
  • Score: 2

12:17pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Marshy69 says...

It's just business!

In these strident times, premiership teams and those clubs receiving parachute payments call the tune. Brighton have invested heavily in the ground and training facilities to create a solid foundation for the future. A potential £5m profit on Leo makes financial sense. The club needs to grow it's own stars and select prospects in the transfer market or experience in the loan market. Those runnning the club need to be trusted....they have already invested heavily and fans need to be patient.
It's just business! In these strident times, premiership teams and those clubs receiving parachute payments call the tune. Brighton have invested heavily in the ground and training facilities to create a solid foundation for the future. A potential £5m profit on Leo makes financial sense. The club needs to grow it's own stars and select prospects in the transfer market or experience in the loan market. Those runnning the club need to be trusted....they have already invested heavily and fans need to be patient. Marshy69
  • Score: 6

12:28pm Fri 18 Jul 14

dave from bexill says...

stonegold wrote:
£7m for a guy who hits the deck more often than he hits the net - great business.
It's always the same. We have our heroes and as soon as they leave, they were rubbish. 26 goals in 58 matches, including a lengthy period out. Hardly sounds as though he spent too much time on the deck.
[quote][p][bold]stonegold[/bold] wrote: £7m for a guy who hits the deck more often than he hits the net - great business.[/p][/quote]It's always the same. We have our heroes and as soon as they leave, they were rubbish. 26 goals in 58 matches, including a lengthy period out. Hardly sounds as though he spent too much time on the deck. dave from bexill
  • Score: 5

1:24pm Fri 18 Jul 14

tinker111 says...

Quiterie wrote:
Don't tell me that Shamir Fenelon has changed his name back to Goodwin again!

I don't think people should get too frustrated about O'Grady signing. I don't think he's a direct replacement for Ulloa. It's just the timing that makes it look like that.

I fully expect us to use most of the Ulloa money to make a high profile signing of a striker who will really get the crowd buzzing. I see O'Grady as more of a 'back-up'.
What planet are you on spend most of fee on players think you need to get real it will be in barber pot to cover ???????
[quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: Don't tell me that Shamir Fenelon has changed his name back to Goodwin again! I don't think people should get too frustrated about O'Grady signing. I don't think he's a direct replacement for Ulloa. It's just the timing that makes it look like that. I fully expect us to use most of the Ulloa money to make a high profile signing of a striker who will really get the crowd buzzing. I see O'Grady as more of a 'back-up'.[/p][/quote]What planet are you on spend most of fee on players think you need to get real it will be in barber pot to cover ??????? tinker111
  • Score: -1

1:26pm Fri 18 Jul 14

portugal35 says...

How many of the BHA starting line up against Leicester in April 2014 will start on August 9th against Sheffield Wednesday,maybe 3 at the most.The fans should prepare for the worst.
How many of the BHA starting line up against Leicester in April 2014 will start on August 9th against Sheffield Wednesday,maybe 3 at the most.The fans should prepare for the worst. portugal35
  • Score: -2

1:43pm Fri 18 Jul 14

mark by the sea says...

Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
So 11 million banked , and we are chasing a player who has been at 11 clubs? Are we signing players based on there ability or there wage demands..
I feel sorry for sami , this guy is the punch bag .. No wonder sherwood turned us down !
Good luck to Leo , he deserves premiership football or a chance to better his future money wise.
Give it a rest for crying out loud.

Let us know who told you that Sherwood turned us down? One of your 'contacts' was it?

You have absolutely no idea what is happening at the club, you never have and you're ticked off that we now know that for certain.
Richard Keyes talk sport the day or so after hyypia got the job, but he said hyypia was not first choice, followed by sherwood had turned them down.
As for no idea what's going on I tipped Leicester to sign him in January for 7 .5 million.
Lua lua is after a new contract , and wants away if we don't give him a deal now.
[quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: So 11 million banked , and we are chasing a player who has been at 11 clubs? Are we signing players based on there ability or there wage demands.. I feel sorry for sami , this guy is the punch bag .. No wonder sherwood turned us down ! Good luck to Leo , he deserves premiership football or a chance to better his future money wise.[/p][/quote]Give it a rest for crying out loud. Let us know who told you that Sherwood turned us down? One of your 'contacts' was it? You have absolutely no idea what is happening at the club, you never have and you're ticked off that we now know that for certain.[/p][/quote]Richard Keyes talk sport the day or so after hyypia got the job, but he said hyypia was not first choice, followed by sherwood had turned them down. As for no idea what's going on I tipped Leicester to sign him in January for 7 .5 million. Lua lua is after a new contract , and wants away if we don't give him a deal now. mark by the sea
  • Score: -1

4:29pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Kit Napier's Beard says...

namgo49 wrote:
I have said before, I am not sure the style of play Hyppia employs needs a Leo type. It is fast aggressive play through the channels, ideally suited to CMS. So to get this amount if money is a good deal for the club. In his heart he has moved on anyway. We may have ended up with a Michu situation like Swansea have with a very good season becoming a distant memory and a player without the same appetite and looking for their next challenge.

Ideal scenario from my perspective is we now get Butland on loan. Ward on a two year deal. I'm ok with the O'Grady signing, as already pointed out he is the Barnes type replacement. Not interested in getting Lingard unless he comes without strings!

I think that should give us a decent season. I just want us to play good football and win most games. Not too much to ask for my monthly season ticket outlay, surely!! Too I might start getting to a few away games again.
Bring on Bobby Z please
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: I have said before, I am not sure the style of play Hyppia employs needs a Leo type. It is fast aggressive play through the channels, ideally suited to CMS. So to get this amount if money is a good deal for the club. In his heart he has moved on anyway. We may have ended up with a Michu situation like Swansea have with a very good season becoming a distant memory and a player without the same appetite and looking for their next challenge. Ideal scenario from my perspective is we now get Butland on loan. Ward on a two year deal. I'm ok with the O'Grady signing, as already pointed out he is the Barnes type replacement. Not interested in getting Lingard unless he comes without strings! I think that should give us a decent season. I just want us to play good football and win most games. Not too much to ask for my monthly season ticket outlay, surely!! Too I might start getting to a few away games again.[/p][/quote]Bring on Bobby Z please Kit Napier's Beard
  • Score: 0

4:30pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Kit Napier's Beard says...

pablobrowno wrote:
Those moaning about o'grady signing are pathetic. A player who scored 15 in the champ in a relegated side?! Oh yes terrible signing! We are apparently after Beccio as announced in Football League World this morning. Burke and his team will have multiple targets and be working long hours to strike deals in order of priority. We WILL make some good signings this summer and WILL sign and impressive replacement for Ulloa.

We actually had our best spell last season with Leo out injured! The man who made the difference was Conway being able to supply decent deliveries. £7.5m for Leo is top top business. Well done the club.
Bring on Bobby Z
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: Those moaning about o'grady signing are pathetic. A player who scored 15 in the champ in a relegated side?! Oh yes terrible signing! We are apparently after Beccio as announced in Football League World this morning. Burke and his team will have multiple targets and be working long hours to strike deals in order of priority. We WILL make some good signings this summer and WILL sign and impressive replacement for Ulloa. We actually had our best spell last season with Leo out injured! The man who made the difference was Conway being able to supply decent deliveries. £7.5m for Leo is top top business. Well done the club.[/p][/quote]Bring on Bobby Z Kit Napier's Beard
  • Score: 2

5:58pm Fri 18 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
So 11 million banked , and we are chasing a player who has been at 11 clubs? Are we signing players based on there ability or there wage demands..
I feel sorry for sami , this guy is the punch bag .. No wonder sherwood turned us down !
Good luck to Leo , he deserves premiership football or a chance to better his future money wise.
Give it a rest for crying out loud.

Let us know who told you that Sherwood turned us down? One of your 'contacts' was it?

You have absolutely no idea what is happening at the club, you never have and you're ticked off that we now know that for certain.
Richard Keyes talk sport the day or so after hyypia got the job, but he said hyypia was not first choice, followed by sherwood had turned them down.
As for no idea what's going on I tipped Leicester to sign him in January for 7 .5 million.
Lua lua is after a new contract , and wants away if we don't give him a deal now.
yeah Mark you did tip him to go but you also said that he had a release clause in his contract, didn't you. I wonder how many other people also thought back then that Ulloa would go, if the price was right and offered by a prem club?

Why you feel the need for a pat on the back is beyond me, I guess maybe you just want to feel more important than others on this forum.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: So 11 million banked , and we are chasing a player who has been at 11 clubs? Are we signing players based on there ability or there wage demands.. I feel sorry for sami , this guy is the punch bag .. No wonder sherwood turned us down ! Good luck to Leo , he deserves premiership football or a chance to better his future money wise.[/p][/quote]Give it a rest for crying out loud. Let us know who told you that Sherwood turned us down? One of your 'contacts' was it? You have absolutely no idea what is happening at the club, you never have and you're ticked off that we now know that for certain.[/p][/quote]Richard Keyes talk sport the day or so after hyypia got the job, but he said hyypia was not first choice, followed by sherwood had turned them down. As for no idea what's going on I tipped Leicester to sign him in January for 7 .5 million. Lua lua is after a new contract , and wants away if we don't give him a deal now.[/p][/quote]yeah Mark you did tip him to go but you also said that he had a release clause in his contract, didn't you. I wonder how many other people also thought back then that Ulloa would go, if the price was right and offered by a prem club? Why you feel the need for a pat on the back is beyond me, I guess maybe you just want to feel more important than others on this forum. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

6:12pm Fri 18 Jul 14

mark by the sea says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Cap'n Pugwash wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
So 11 million banked , and we are chasing a player who has been at 11 clubs? Are we signing players based on there ability or there wage demands..
I feel sorry for sami , this guy is the punch bag .. No wonder sherwood turned us down !
Good luck to Leo , he deserves premiership football or a chance to better his future money wise.
Give it a rest for crying out loud.

Let us know who told you that Sherwood turned us down? One of your 'contacts' was it?

You have absolutely no idea what is happening at the club, you never have and you're ticked off that we now know that for certain.
Richard Keyes talk sport the day or so after hyypia got the job, but he said hyypia was not first choice, followed by sherwood had turned them down.
As for no idea what's going on I tipped Leicester to sign him in January for 7 .5 million.
Lua lua is after a new contract , and wants away if we don't give him a deal now.
yeah Mark you did tip him to go but you also said that he had a release clause in his contract, didn't you. I wonder how many other people also thought back then that Ulloa would go, if the price was right and offered by a prem club?

Why you feel the need for a pat on the back is beyond me, I guess maybe you just want to feel more important than others on this forum.
Why you bother coming on here when you clearly have never been to a game makes me wonder just how sad you are.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cap'n Pugwash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: So 11 million banked , and we are chasing a player who has been at 11 clubs? Are we signing players based on there ability or there wage demands.. I feel sorry for sami , this guy is the punch bag .. No wonder sherwood turned us down ! Good luck to Leo , he deserves premiership football or a chance to better his future money wise.[/p][/quote]Give it a rest for crying out loud. Let us know who told you that Sherwood turned us down? One of your 'contacts' was it? You have absolutely no idea what is happening at the club, you never have and you're ticked off that we now know that for certain.[/p][/quote]Richard Keyes talk sport the day or so after hyypia got the job, but he said hyypia was not first choice, followed by sherwood had turned them down. As for no idea what's going on I tipped Leicester to sign him in January for 7 .5 million. Lua lua is after a new contract , and wants away if we don't give him a deal now.[/p][/quote]yeah Mark you did tip him to go but you also said that he had a release clause in his contract, didn't you. I wonder how many other people also thought back then that Ulloa would go, if the price was right and offered by a prem club? Why you feel the need for a pat on the back is beyond me, I guess maybe you just want to feel more important than others on this forum.[/p][/quote]Why you bother coming on here when you clearly have never been to a game makes me wonder just how sad you are. mark by the sea
  • Score: -1

6:37pm Fri 18 Jul 14

mangothecat says...

We will be signing an ex-Premiership player next week I'm told.

Get a life all of you doubters
We will be signing an ex-Premiership player next week I'm told. Get a life all of you doubters mangothecat
  • Score: 1

7:05pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Kit Napier's Beard says...

mangothecat wrote:
We will be signing an ex-Premiership player next week I'm told.

Get a life all of you doubters
Could that be TK, Stephen Ward, Bobby Z or even Steve Bruce?
[quote][p][bold]mangothecat[/bold] wrote: We will be signing an ex-Premiership player next week I'm told. Get a life all of you doubters[/p][/quote]Could that be TK, Stephen Ward, Bobby Z or even Steve Bruce? Kit Napier's Beard
  • Score: 2

7:36pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Oh, he's reverted to type by resorting to insults and giving himself the thumbs up. Lights cigar and sits back...
Oh, he's reverted to type by resorting to insults and giving himself the thumbs up. Lights cigar and sits back... Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 0

7:42pm Sat 19 Jul 14

SicklySeagull says...

I am more than pleased that I did not renew my season ticket, now I will attend matches when the team are playing well,it was so frustrating when we were playing keep ball in our own half and not bringing in decent signings,now its up to the directors and manager to attract me back.
I am more than pleased that I did not renew my season ticket, now I will attend matches when the team are playing well,it was so frustrating when we were playing keep ball in our own half and not bringing in decent signings,now its up to the directors and manager to attract me back. SicklySeagull
  • Score: -1

10:40pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Oscar's Chin says...

portugal35 wrote:
I look forward to the relegation battle that is about to commence on the 9 th of August 2014.The realistic aim this season is to stay up and mid table at the very best.
That's a shame for you. Which team do you support then? Millwall? Hudds or Blackpool?
[quote][p][bold]portugal35[/bold] wrote: I look forward to the relegation battle that is about to commence on the 9 th of August 2014.The realistic aim this season is to stay up and mid table at the very best.[/p][/quote]That's a shame for you. Which team do you support then? Millwall? Hudds or Blackpool? Oscar's Chin
  • Score: 1

10:41pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Oscar's Chin says...

mark by the sea wrote:
So 11 million banked , and we are chasing a player who has been at 11 clubs? Are we signing players based on there ability or there wage demands..
I feel sorry for sami , this guy is the punch bag .. No wonder sherwood turned us down !
Good luck to Leo , he deserves premiership football or a chance to better his future money wise.
We turned Sherwood down.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: So 11 million banked , and we are chasing a player who has been at 11 clubs? Are we signing players based on there ability or there wage demands.. I feel sorry for sami , this guy is the punch bag .. No wonder sherwood turned us down ! Good luck to Leo , he deserves premiership football or a chance to better his future money wise.[/p][/quote]We turned Sherwood down. Oscar's Chin
  • Score: 1

10:45pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Oscar's Chin says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
How many people on here have actually watched O'Grady closely? If someone can genuinely say they have and give an honest appraisal then that's great.
But it just seems that people's perception is based on the fact he's a Barnsley player and moved around a bit.
It doesn't sound exciting I agree, but we're hardly likely to sign players from Champions' League clubs...
Shouldn't we sit back and let it happen and start making judgements on Aug 9th?
Indeed. Barnsley fans seemed suitably pished off about it!
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: How many people on here have actually watched O'Grady closely? If someone can genuinely say they have and give an honest appraisal then that's great. But it just seems that people's perception is based on the fact he's a Barnsley player and moved around a bit. It doesn't sound exciting I agree, but we're hardly likely to sign players from Champions' League clubs... Shouldn't we sit back and let it happen and start making judgements on Aug 9th?[/p][/quote]Indeed. Barnsley fans seemed suitably pished off about it! Oscar's Chin
  • Score: 0

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