Albion target hoping for United chance

Jesse Lingard

Jesse Lingard

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Albion transfer target Jesse Lingard is aiming for a first team breakthrough at Manchester United under new manager Louis van Gaal.

Lingard played the second half as United beat Roma 3-2 in Denver at the weekend on their US tour.

Lingard said: "We knew about the manager's track record before he came to the club and how he promotes youth.

"You've got to wait for your chance but make sure you take it when you get it. All the youngsters have been doing well and most have had a run-out so we're all looking to progress from there.

"My ambitions are just to do my best and break into the first team. I hope I can play some games in the cup competitions and in the league as well."

The Argus revealed earlier this month Albuion want Lingard back on a season-long loan after the versatile England under 21 international striker scored four goals in 17 games at the end of last season.

Lingard, who was also borrowed by Birmingham, said: "I learnt so much from the loan spells last season. Playing in front of big crowds every week was great for my confidence and I was starting every game too against tough opposition.

"I think it'll hopefully stand me in good stead for this season."

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12:04pm Mon 28 Jul 14

beanyeye says...

'Thanks, but no thanks then'- Albuion to keep looking - and hopefully finding - soon! Is there any substance in the Tomas Perkhart mentioned by MBTS?
'Thanks, but no thanks then'- Albuion to keep looking - and hopefully finding - soon! Is there any substance in the Tomas Perkhart mentioned by MBTS? beanyeye
  • Score: 3

12:17pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Uckfield Seagull says...

I think that all albion fans have a right to be concerned over the current transfer situation within the club, basically its been a **** up since Gus left, last season was a disaster, some of the players we got in were useless and clearly not Garcia signings, I really like Hyypia and hope that this transfer saga is not going to ruin a very promising sitaution, think Bloom and Burke need to come out and state that Hyypia is in charge of transfers to put mine and I am sure a lot of Brighton fans minds to rest. I have been very supportive of the board, the club is in a fantastic position facility and financially wise, lets just start to make some waves player wise, which in all respect is what fans want becuase at the moment Mr Burke has not got a very good name among fans
I think that all albion fans have a right to be concerned over the current transfer situation within the club, basically its been a **** up since Gus left, last season was a disaster, some of the players we got in were useless and clearly not Garcia signings, I really like Hyypia and hope that this transfer saga is not going to ruin a very promising sitaution, think Bloom and Burke need to come out and state that Hyypia is in charge of transfers to put mine and I am sure a lot of Brighton fans minds to rest. I have been very supportive of the board, the club is in a fantastic position facility and financially wise, lets just start to make some waves player wise, which in all respect is what fans want becuase at the moment Mr Burke has not got a very good name among fans Uckfield Seagull
  • Score: 14

12:27pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Depends on Mr van Gaal then!
I would welcome Jessie back because he can only get better but I feel this season coming may be just a bit too soon for the United first team.
So there's still hope.
UTA
Depends on Mr van Gaal then! I would welcome Jessie back because he can only get better but I feel this season coming may be just a bit too soon for the United first team. So there's still hope. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 7

12:37pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Claude Back says...

There is no chance of him getting in M. U.'s first team ahead of Van P, Rooney , Mata etc. unless they have devastating injuries.
Based simply on what he did here and ignoring the hype from others I think we can do a lot better than Lingard. Is he really better than what we have already?
There is no chance of him getting in M. U.'s first team ahead of Van P, Rooney , Mata etc. unless they have devastating injuries. Based simply on what he did here and ignoring the hype from others I think we can do a lot better than Lingard. Is he really better than what we have already? Claude Back
  • Score: 2

12:42pm Mon 28 Jul 14

SeagullOverSelsey says...

beanyeye wrote:
'Thanks, but no thanks then'- Albuion to keep looking - and hopefully finding - soon! Is there any substance in the Tomas Perkhart mentioned by MBTS?
Have not come across him but his stats look very impressive on Wiki.
[quote][p][bold]beanyeye[/bold] wrote: 'Thanks, but no thanks then'- Albuion to keep looking - and hopefully finding - soon! Is there any substance in the Tomas Perkhart mentioned by MBTS?[/p][/quote]Have not come across him but his stats look very impressive on Wiki. SeagullOverSelsey
  • Score: 3

12:47pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Jonathan Mouette says...

If he were to venture back I sincerely hope there are no built-in clauses such as starting every game... A mill-stone around the neck in the selection process... C'mon Jesse, wake up, smell the coffee - at this stage in your career you are nowhere near as good as you think you are.

ANd as for our wonderful suits - there are other fish in the sea... Wake up...!!! UTA...!!!
If he were to venture back I sincerely hope there are no built-in clauses such as starting every game... A mill-stone around the neck in the selection process... C'mon Jesse, wake up, smell the coffee - at this stage in your career you are nowhere near as good as you think you are. ANd as for our wonderful suits - there are other fish in the sea... Wake up...!!! UTA...!!! Jonathan Mouette
  • Score: 3

12:57pm Mon 28 Jul 14

stonegold says...

Another "non-story" - what do you expect the lad to say?
Another "non-story" - what do you expect the lad to say? stonegold
  • Score: 5

12:58pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Anthony 14 says...

Despite his great reputation the hype around him, I didn't rate Lingard. I watched pretty much every game he played last season and he was poor for most of them. He showed flashes of potential, but he lost possession far too much for my liking. He is also incredibly lightweight - the centre back would sneeze and he would fall over! He is way off Premiership class.

I know we are short of players, but I am not disappointed by this news. I would rather see March play instead.
Despite his great reputation the hype around him, I didn't rate Lingard. I watched pretty much every game he played last season and he was poor for most of them. He showed flashes of potential, but he lost possession far too much for my liking. He is also incredibly lightweight - the centre back would sneeze and he would fall over! He is way off Premiership class. I know we are short of players, but I am not disappointed by this news. I would rather see March play instead. Anthony 14
  • Score: 18

1:27pm Mon 28 Jul 14

arc12 says...

12 days to until the big kick off! Still looking forward to the season ahead regardless of the lack of signings. Clearly many DS players are going to get their chance and maybe that's a good thing. Always look forward to the new season although this year my expectations are lower.
12 days to until the big kick off! Still looking forward to the season ahead regardless of the lack of signings. Clearly many DS players are going to get their chance and maybe that's a good thing. Always look forward to the new season although this year my expectations are lower. arc12
  • Score: 9

1:34pm Mon 28 Jul 14

JeffLomer says...

I would rather see Wilson or Lawrence here from united!!
I would rather see Wilson or Lawrence here from united!! JeffLomer
  • Score: -1

1:39pm Mon 28 Jul 14

mikeygit says...

Is he one of our ´targets´? We really do not know WHO the club is after---headless chickens comes to mind. What a start for Hypia---we appreciate it is not easy getting the right players in these days, but one would have hoped for more than three players in by now. If truth be known I bet Sami is FAR from happy about the current situation and must be getting very uneasy about the start of the season. As paying and loyal fans I think they ought to told the truth as to what appears to be going wrong at BHA---if indeed anything is going wrong---but from the outside it certainly looks that way. WHAT is going on with the Ward situation? Where is our new goalkeeper going to come from? What about a new striker? CMS has a lot to do in the current situation. So many questions by loads of ´peeps´on here with NO answers from the Club---come on Albion we need an HONEST statement.
Is he one of our ´targets´? We really do not know WHO the club is after---headless chickens comes to mind. What a start for Hypia---we appreciate it is not easy getting the right players in these days, but one would have hoped for more than three players in by now. If truth be known I bet Sami is FAR from happy about the current situation and must be getting very uneasy about the start of the season. As paying and loyal fans I think they ought to told the truth as to what appears to be going wrong at BHA---if indeed anything is going wrong---but from the outside it certainly looks that way. WHAT is going on with the Ward situation? Where is our new goalkeeper going to come from? What about a new striker? CMS has a lot to do in the current situation. So many questions by loads of ´peeps´on here with NO answers from the Club---come on Albion we need an HONEST statement. mikeygit
  • Score: -2

1:57pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Grummitt says...

mikeygit wrote:
Is he one of our ´targets´? We really do not know WHO the club is after---headless chickens comes to mind. What a start for Hypia---we appreciate it is not easy getting the right players in these days, but one would have hoped for more than three players in by now. If truth be known I bet Sami is FAR from happy about the current situation and must be getting very uneasy about the start of the season. As paying and loyal fans I think they ought to told the truth as to what appears to be going wrong at BHA---if indeed anything is going wrong---but from the outside it certainly looks that way. WHAT is going on with the Ward situation? Where is our new goalkeeper going to come from? What about a new striker? CMS has a lot to do in the current situation. So many questions by loads of ´peeps´on here with NO answers from the Club---come on Albion we need an HONEST statement.
Looks like the goalkeeper question may be answered sooner rather than later. There is a very strong rumour that the Stockdale deal has been done and will be announced today.
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Is he one of our ´targets´? We really do not know WHO the club is after---headless chickens comes to mind. What a start for Hypia---we appreciate it is not easy getting the right players in these days, but one would have hoped for more than three players in by now. If truth be known I bet Sami is FAR from happy about the current situation and must be getting very uneasy about the start of the season. As paying and loyal fans I think they ought to told the truth as to what appears to be going wrong at BHA---if indeed anything is going wrong---but from the outside it certainly looks that way. WHAT is going on with the Ward situation? Where is our new goalkeeper going to come from? What about a new striker? CMS has a lot to do in the current situation. So many questions by loads of ´peeps´on here with NO answers from the Club---come on Albion we need an HONEST statement.[/p][/quote]Looks like the goalkeeper question may be answered sooner rather than later. There is a very strong rumour that the Stockdale deal has been done and will be announced today. Grummitt
  • Score: 4

2:17pm Mon 28 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

Lingard would be appy to be a fringe player for United, cup matches and coming off the bench, if he can make the bench that is, but does Gaal need him for that role, or would it suit Gaal better to have the lad playing more whilst out on loan with a decent club? The question for Gaal is, would Lingard develop more if out on loan making a possible 30 starts in the Champ Div, rather than being a fringe player at home. Lingard is not at the level of Liverpool's Sterling, and Sterling will have to fight for his place.

I don't see United not wanting him to go out on loan as Gaal has to put right what was wrong last season, and to do that, he will need better players than Jessee.
Lingard would be appy to be a fringe player for United, cup matches and coming off the bench, if he can make the bench that is, but does Gaal need him for that role, or would it suit Gaal better to have the lad playing more whilst out on loan with a decent club? The question for Gaal is, would Lingard develop more if out on loan making a possible 30 starts in the Champ Div, rather than being a fringe player at home. Lingard is not at the level of Liverpool's Sterling, and Sterling will have to fight for his place. I don't see United not wanting him to go out on loan as Gaal has to put right what was wrong last season, and to do that, he will need better players than Jessee. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

2:17pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Sounds like Mr lingaard doesn't see us as a club to further his career then. We're so under prepared for the new season it's scandalous. It feels like we've turned up to compete at the F1 Grand prix season with a car put together in someone's garden shed out of washing machine parts and powered with an old lawn mower engine. Time the suits spoke up or better still get signing like theirs no tomorrow.
Sounds like Mr lingaard doesn't see us as a club to further his career then. We're so under prepared for the new season it's scandalous. It feels like we've turned up to compete at the F1 Grand prix season with a car put together in someone's garden shed out of washing machine parts and powered with an old lawn mower engine. Time the suits spoke up or better still get signing like theirs no tomorrow. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -2

2:43pm Mon 28 Jul 14

heshootshescores says...

Two weeks to the season starts and not much encouragement to be gleaned from the friendlies against Crawley and Peterborough.

So what's the problem here?

Is it (a) the board needs to use the profit from the Ulloa transfer to balance the books?

(b) Most of our targets have already been snapped up by other clubs?

(c) We're waiting for the Premier League clubs to finalise their squads so we can bring in two or three players on season-long loans?

I suspect the latter. There was a lot of talk on NSC last night about a deal for Stockdale being close to completion. I was hoping to wake up this morning and find out this rumour was true, but that does not seem to be the case.

IMO, there is no guarantee that the squad we have right now is good enough to finish mid-table. It may well be if Crofts and CMS return to full fitness and form but one or two injuries and we'll be right in the mire.

Haven't felt less excited about the start of a new season for years.
Two weeks to the season starts and not much encouragement to be gleaned from the friendlies against Crawley and Peterborough. So what's the problem here? Is it (a) the board needs to use the profit from the Ulloa transfer to balance the books? (b) Most of our targets have already been snapped up by other clubs? (c) We're waiting for the Premier League clubs to finalise their squads so we can bring in two or three players on season-long loans? I suspect the latter. There was a lot of talk on NSC last night about a deal for Stockdale being close to completion. I was hoping to wake up this morning and find out this rumour was true, but that does not seem to be the case. IMO, there is no guarantee that the squad we have right now is good enough to finish mid-table. It may well be if Crofts and CMS return to full fitness and form but one or two injuries and we'll be right in the mire. Haven't felt less excited about the start of a new season for years. heshootshescores
  • Score: 4

2:49pm Mon 28 Jul 14

arc12 says...

heshootshescores wrote:
Two weeks to the season starts and not much encouragement to be gleaned from the friendlies against Crawley and Peterborough.

So what's the problem here?

Is it (a) the board needs to use the profit from the Ulloa transfer to balance the books?

(b) Most of our targets have already been snapped up by other clubs?

(c) We're waiting for the Premier League clubs to finalise their squads so we can bring in two or three players on season-long loans?

I suspect the latter. There was a lot of talk on NSC last night about a deal for Stockdale being close to completion. I was hoping to wake up this morning and find out this rumour was true, but that does not seem to be the case.

IMO, there is no guarantee that the squad we have right now is good enough to finish mid-table. It may well be if Crofts and CMS return to full fitness and form but one or two injuries and we'll be right in the mire.

Haven't felt less excited about the start of a new season for years.
I suspect a combination of all 3 to be honest.
[quote][p][bold]heshootshescores[/bold] wrote: Two weeks to the season starts and not much encouragement to be gleaned from the friendlies against Crawley and Peterborough. So what's the problem here? Is it (a) the board needs to use the profit from the Ulloa transfer to balance the books? (b) Most of our targets have already been snapped up by other clubs? (c) We're waiting for the Premier League clubs to finalise their squads so we can bring in two or three players on season-long loans? I suspect the latter. There was a lot of talk on NSC last night about a deal for Stockdale being close to completion. I was hoping to wake up this morning and find out this rumour was true, but that does not seem to be the case. IMO, there is no guarantee that the squad we have right now is good enough to finish mid-table. It may well be if Crofts and CMS return to full fitness and form but one or two injuries and we'll be right in the mire. Haven't felt less excited about the start of a new season for years.[/p][/quote]I suspect a combination of all 3 to be honest. arc12
  • Score: 0

2:56pm Mon 28 Jul 14

tinker111 says...

Claude Back wrote:
There is no chance of him getting in M. U.'s first team ahead of Van P, Rooney , Mata etc. unless they have devastating injuries.
Based simply on what he did here and ignoring the hype from others I think we can do a lot better than Lingard. Is he really better than what we have already?
Pity don't want him here either not up to mark
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: There is no chance of him getting in M. U.'s first team ahead of Van P, Rooney , Mata etc. unless they have devastating injuries. Based simply on what he did here and ignoring the hype from others I think we can do a lot better than Lingard. Is he really better than what we have already?[/p][/quote]Pity don't want him here either not up to mark tinker111
  • Score: 0

2:59pm Mon 28 Jul 14

heshootshescores says...

arc12...you are probably right. But it's not as though Ulloa leaving caught the club by surprise. Surely O'Grady wasn't the only striker lined up to "replace" him?
arc12...you are probably right. But it's not as though Ulloa leaving caught the club by surprise. Surely O'Grady wasn't the only striker lined up to "replace" him? heshootshescores
  • Score: 1

3:00pm Mon 28 Jul 14

stonegold says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Sounds like Mr lingaard doesn't see us as a club to further his career then. We're so under prepared for the new season it's scandalous. It feels like we've turned up to compete at the F1 Grand prix season with a car put together in someone's garden shed out of washing machine parts and powered with an old lawn mower engine. Time the suits spoke up or better still get signing like theirs no tomorrow.
I like your analogy, but with a tweak - we've got our own state of the art facilities but have still produced a car put together out of washing machine parts and powered with an old lawn mower engine
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Sounds like Mr lingaard doesn't see us as a club to further his career then. We're so under prepared for the new season it's scandalous. It feels like we've turned up to compete at the F1 Grand prix season with a car put together in someone's garden shed out of washing machine parts and powered with an old lawn mower engine. Time the suits spoke up or better still get signing like theirs no tomorrow.[/p][/quote]I like your analogy, but with a tweak - we've got our own state of the art facilities but have still produced a car put together out of washing machine parts and powered with an old lawn mower engine stonegold
  • Score: -3

3:25pm Mon 28 Jul 14

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

stonegold wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Sounds like Mr lingaard doesn't see us as a club to further his career then. We're so under prepared for the new season it's scandalous. It feels like we've turned up to compete at the F1 Grand prix season with a car put together in someone's garden shed out of washing machine parts and powered with an old lawn mower engine. Time the suits spoke up or better still get signing like theirs no tomorrow.
I like your analogy, but with a tweak - we've got our own state of the art facilities but have still produced a car put together out of washing machine parts and powered with an old lawn mower engine
But will the car pass its M.O.(D).T pundits comments after the race.

Manish and Claridge can put the boot in.
[quote][p][bold]stonegold[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Sounds like Mr lingaard doesn't see us as a club to further his career then. We're so under prepared for the new season it's scandalous. It feels like we've turned up to compete at the F1 Grand prix season with a car put together in someone's garden shed out of washing machine parts and powered with an old lawn mower engine. Time the suits spoke up or better still get signing like theirs no tomorrow.[/p][/quote]I like your analogy, but with a tweak - we've got our own state of the art facilities but have still produced a car put together out of washing machine parts and powered with an old lawn mower engine[/p][/quote]But will the car pass its M.O.(D).T pundits comments after the race. Manish and Claridge can put the boot in. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: -3

3:33pm Mon 28 Jul 14

SeagullOverSelsey says...

stonegold wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Sounds like Mr lingaard doesn't see us as a club to further his career then. We're so under prepared for the new season it's scandalous. It feels like we've turned up to compete at the F1 Grand prix season with a car put together in someone's garden shed out of washing machine parts and powered with an old lawn mower engine. Time the suits spoke up or better still get signing like theirs no tomorrow.
I like your analogy, but with a tweak - we've got our own state of the art facilities but have still produced a car put together out of washing machine parts and powered with an old lawn mower engine
I know an " old banger" when I see one except this one isn't old and can certainly bang in the goals- a guy by the name of Assombalonga .For Britts sake sign him up! Have a look at his stats on Wiki.
[quote][p][bold]stonegold[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Sounds like Mr lingaard doesn't see us as a club to further his career then. We're so under prepared for the new season it's scandalous. It feels like we've turned up to compete at the F1 Grand prix season with a car put together in someone's garden shed out of washing machine parts and powered with an old lawn mower engine. Time the suits spoke up or better still get signing like theirs no tomorrow.[/p][/quote]I like your analogy, but with a tweak - we've got our own state of the art facilities but have still produced a car put together out of washing machine parts and powered with an old lawn mower engine[/p][/quote]I know an " old banger" when I see one except this one isn't old and can certainly bang in the goals- a guy by the name of Assombalonga .For Britts sake sign him up! Have a look at his stats on Wiki. SeagullOverSelsey
  • Score: 1

4:04pm Mon 28 Jul 14

mikeygit says...

IMO some good comments today with some ´tongue in cheek´ones as well, so WHY so many thumbs down? someone being a bit silly I guess??
IMO some good comments today with some ´tongue in cheek´ones as well, so WHY so many thumbs down? someone being a bit silly I guess?? mikeygit
  • Score: -5

4:23pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

Checking in at 16.20, optimistically - and perhaps niaively - thinking here must have been some in-bound transfer action announced today.

Doh.!
Checking in at 16.20, optimistically - and perhaps niaively - thinking here must have been some in-bound transfer action announced today. Doh.! Willie, Willie Irvine
  • Score: 2

4:49pm Mon 28 Jul 14

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

Willie, Willie Irvine wrote:
Checking in at 16.20, optimistically - and perhaps niaively - thinking here must have been some in-bound transfer action announced today.

Doh.!
So you missed the news,we have(on loan).

Mullery
Virgo
Aspinall
[quote][p][bold]Willie, Willie Irvine[/bold] wrote: Checking in at 16.20, optimistically - and perhaps niaively - thinking here must have been some in-bound transfer action announced today. Doh.![/p][/quote]So you missed the news,we have(on loan). Mullery Virgo Aspinall don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: -3

5:01pm Mon 28 Jul 14

mark5 says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Sounds like Mr lingaard doesn't see us as a club to further his career then. We're so under prepared for the new season it's scandalous. It feels like we've turned up to compete at the F1 Grand prix season with a car put together in someone's garden shed out of washing machine parts and powered with an old lawn mower engine. Time the suits spoke up or better still get signing like theirs no tomorrow.
Ha,ha, Yes! Only not quite as good as the machine you mention.............
....................
....!
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Sounds like Mr lingaard doesn't see us as a club to further his career then. We're so under prepared for the new season it's scandalous. It feels like we've turned up to compete at the F1 Grand prix season with a car put together in someone's garden shed out of washing machine parts and powered with an old lawn mower engine. Time the suits spoke up or better still get signing like theirs no tomorrow.[/p][/quote]Ha,ha, Yes! Only not quite as good as the machine you mention............. .................... ....! mark5
  • Score: -2

5:14pm Mon 28 Jul 14

mikeygit says...

Well Grummitt---your ´strong´rumour about the goalkeeper has not happened yet---perhaps he has slipped thru our fingers!! Ho Ho
Well Grummitt---your ´strong´rumour about the goalkeeper has not happened yet---perhaps he has slipped thru our fingers!! Ho Ho mikeygit
  • Score: 0

5:25pm Mon 28 Jul 14

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

mikeygit wrote:
Well Grummitt---your ´strong´rumour about the goalkeeper has not happened yet---perhaps he has slipped thru our fingers!! Ho Ho
Rumours-Fleetwood Mac and that is a fact
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Well Grummitt---your ´strong´rumour about the goalkeeper has not happened yet---perhaps he has slipped thru our fingers!! Ho Ho[/p][/quote]Rumours-Fleetwood Mac and that is a fact don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 1

5:34pm Mon 28 Jul 14

AlfieT says...

Hyppia will be gone by Friday.
Hyppia will be gone by Friday. AlfieT
  • Score: -1

5:39pm Mon 28 Jul 14

mikeygit says...

Alfie---which Friday??
Alfie---which Friday?? mikeygit
  • Score: 1

5:47pm Mon 28 Jul 14

AlfieT says...

mikeygit wrote:
Alfie---which Friday??
This Friday coming Mikey.
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Alfie---which Friday??[/p][/quote]This Friday coming Mikey. AlfieT
  • Score: -3

5:48pm Mon 28 Jul 14

hannover seagull says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Sounds like Mr lingaard doesn't see us as a club to further his career then. We're so under prepared for the new season it's scandalous. It feels like we've turned up to compete at the F1 Grand prix season with a car put together in someone's garden shed out of washing machine parts and powered with an old lawn mower engine. Time the suits spoke up or better still get signing like theirs no tomorrow.
Tend to agree
what really exciting news that is that JL would prefer to play for Man U

I got pelters on here the other day for suggesting that the board are more interested in a long term project as opposed to running a competitive championship side
We are ill prepared for a season like no other
There is nothing coming out from the club about our ambition or goals for this season,how much Sami has in the kitty or whatever
Something is not right
I will as ever support my beloved BHA as I have always done through thick and thin but somehow something doesn´t sit right year
Any other club in our position after two play-offs(ok last year lucky) would be investing for top flight status
Can´t blame this all on FPP
Need some show of intent rapido!!!!!!!!
UTA..
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Sounds like Mr lingaard doesn't see us as a club to further his career then. We're so under prepared for the new season it's scandalous. It feels like we've turned up to compete at the F1 Grand prix season with a car put together in someone's garden shed out of washing machine parts and powered with an old lawn mower engine. Time the suits spoke up or better still get signing like theirs no tomorrow.[/p][/quote]Tend to agree what really exciting news that is that JL would prefer to play for Man U I got pelters on here the other day for suggesting that the board are more interested in a long term project as opposed to running a competitive championship side We are ill prepared for a season like no other There is nothing coming out from the club about our ambition or goals for this season,how much Sami has in the kitty or whatever Something is not right I will as ever support my beloved BHA as I have always done through thick and thin but somehow something doesn´t sit right year Any other club in our position after two play-offs(ok last year lucky) would be investing for top flight status Can´t blame this all on FPP Need some show of intent rapido!!!!!!!! UTA.. hannover seagull
  • Score: 0

5:52pm Mon 28 Jul 14

The Phantom says...

AlfieT wrote:
mikeygit wrote:
Alfie---which Friday??
This Friday coming Mikey.
Based on?
[quote][p][bold]AlfieT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Alfie---which Friday??[/p][/quote]This Friday coming Mikey.[/p][/quote]Based on? The Phantom
  • Score: 1

5:54pm Mon 28 Jul 14

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

AlfieT wrote:
mikeygit wrote:
Alfie---which Friday??
This Friday coming Mikey.
So thursday evening there might be some poo on SL's seat,and the GP merry go round,starts all over again.
[quote][p][bold]AlfieT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Alfie---which Friday??[/p][/quote]This Friday coming Mikey.[/p][/quote]So thursday evening there might be some poo on SL's seat,and the GP merry go round,starts all over again. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: -1

6:03pm Mon 28 Jul 14

dave from bexill says...

AlfieT wrote:
Hyppia will be gone by Friday.
Alfie, I'm a bit surprised that you seem to have lost some of your usual positivity about our football club lately
[quote][p][bold]AlfieT[/bold] wrote: Hyppia will be gone by Friday.[/p][/quote]Alfie, I'm a bit surprised that you seem to have lost some of your usual positivity about our football club lately dave from bexill
  • Score: 1

6:13pm Mon 28 Jul 14

AlfieT says...

dave from bexill wrote:
AlfieT wrote:
Hyppia will be gone by Friday.
Alfie, I'm a bit surprised that you seem to have lost some of your usual positivity about our football club lately
Dave, your right, I was gonna follow it up with more chance of him going than us signing anyone, then we sign Stockdale. UTA
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AlfieT[/bold] wrote: Hyppia will be gone by Friday.[/p][/quote]Alfie, I'm a bit surprised that you seem to have lost some of your usual positivity about our football club lately[/p][/quote]Dave, your right, I was gonna follow it up with more chance of him going than us signing anyone, then we sign Stockdale. UTA AlfieT
  • Score: 1

6:26pm Mon 28 Jul 14

albionbloke says...

Although I know it's the Albion's style to keep quiet about potential signings until they're done and I don't expect them to disclose things during the process, I find it appalling that the lack of communication from the board is - for all intents and purposes - non-existent. It is painfully clear for all to see that their paying customers are quite restless and more than a little disgruntled. This restlessness can certainly be put down to the lack of signings but I also think that a lot of the discontent has to do with the silence. The fact that they don't come out and make virtually any kind of statements or updates to their customers is simply bizarre to me.

Whilst I respect their strategy of keeping potential transfer news quiet, I would have thought that some form of regular public dialogue with the fans would be appropriate...at least to let us know that they are 'working on things' or to give the paying customers some degree of comfort that the club is progressing in whatever the overall plan may be.

I greatly respect everything the Tony Bloom has done for BHA but if there is an area of criticism I would make, it's that of their PR strategy. I give this a failing grade and to coin a phrase, "the silence is deafening." From my own perspective, I would be satisfied to 'wait it out' if I at least had a comment or two from the board from time to time. Frankly it's no wonder there is discontent brewing amongst the fans. To us, it almost appears that there's no-one there. I know that's not actually the case but the total lack of communication gives one that impression.

Just my random thoughts on what frustrates me about our club.
Although I know it's the Albion's style to keep quiet about potential signings until they're done and I don't expect them to disclose things during the process, I find it appalling that the lack of communication from the board is - for all intents and purposes - non-existent. It is painfully clear for all to see that their paying customers are quite restless and more than a little disgruntled. This restlessness can certainly be put down to the lack of signings but I also think that a lot of the discontent has to do with the silence. The fact that they don't come out and make virtually any kind of statements or updates to their customers is simply bizarre to me. Whilst I respect their strategy of keeping potential transfer news quiet, I would have thought that some form of regular public dialogue with the fans would be appropriate...at least to let us know that they are 'working on things' or to give the paying customers some degree of comfort that the club is progressing in whatever the overall plan may be. I greatly respect everything the Tony Bloom has done for BHA but if there is an area of criticism I would make, it's that of their PR strategy. I give this a failing grade and to coin a phrase, "the silence is deafening." From my own perspective, I would be satisfied to 'wait it out' if I at least had a comment or two from the board from time to time. Frankly it's no wonder there is discontent brewing amongst the fans. To us, it almost appears that there's no-one there. I know that's not actually the case but the total lack of communication gives one that impression. Just my random thoughts on what frustrates me about our club. albionbloke
  • Score: 3

6:29pm Mon 28 Jul 14

AlfieT says...

albionbloke wrote:
Although I know it's the Albion's style to keep quiet about potential signings until they're done and I don't expect them to disclose things during the process, I find it appalling that the lack of communication from the board is - for all intents and purposes - non-existent. It is painfully clear for all to see that their paying customers are quite restless and more than a little disgruntled. This restlessness can certainly be put down to the lack of signings but I also think that a lot of the discontent has to do with the silence. The fact that they don't come out and make virtually any kind of statements or updates to their customers is simply bizarre to me.

Whilst I respect their strategy of keeping potential transfer news quiet, I would have thought that some form of regular public dialogue with the fans would be appropriate...at least to let us know that they are 'working on things' or to give the paying customers some degree of comfort that the club is progressing in whatever the overall plan may be.

I greatly respect everything the Tony Bloom has done for BHA but if there is an area of criticism I would make, it's that of their PR strategy. I give this a failing grade and to coin a phrase, "the silence is deafening." From my own perspective, I would be satisfied to 'wait it out' if I at least had a comment or two from the board from time to time. Frankly it's no wonder there is discontent brewing amongst the fans. To us, it almost appears that there's no-one there. I know that's not actually the case but the total lack of communication gives one that impression.

Just my random thoughts on what frustrates me about our club.
Can't really argue AB, other than to say, Grabban.
[quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: Although I know it's the Albion's style to keep quiet about potential signings until they're done and I don't expect them to disclose things during the process, I find it appalling that the lack of communication from the board is - for all intents and purposes - non-existent. It is painfully clear for all to see that their paying customers are quite restless and more than a little disgruntled. This restlessness can certainly be put down to the lack of signings but I also think that a lot of the discontent has to do with the silence. The fact that they don't come out and make virtually any kind of statements or updates to their customers is simply bizarre to me. Whilst I respect their strategy of keeping potential transfer news quiet, I would have thought that some form of regular public dialogue with the fans would be appropriate...at least to let us know that they are 'working on things' or to give the paying customers some degree of comfort that the club is progressing in whatever the overall plan may be. I greatly respect everything the Tony Bloom has done for BHA but if there is an area of criticism I would make, it's that of their PR strategy. I give this a failing grade and to coin a phrase, "the silence is deafening." From my own perspective, I would be satisfied to 'wait it out' if I at least had a comment or two from the board from time to time. Frankly it's no wonder there is discontent brewing amongst the fans. To us, it almost appears that there's no-one there. I know that's not actually the case but the total lack of communication gives one that impression. Just my random thoughts on what frustrates me about our club.[/p][/quote]Can't really argue AB, other than to say, Grabban. AlfieT
  • Score: 2

6:34pm Mon 28 Jul 14

albionbloke says...

AlfieT wrote:
albionbloke wrote:
Although I know it's the Albion's style to keep quiet about potential signings until they're done and I don't expect them to disclose things during the process, I find it appalling that the lack of communication from the board is - for all intents and purposes - non-existent. It is painfully clear for all to see that their paying customers are quite restless and more than a little disgruntled. This restlessness can certainly be put down to the lack of signings but I also think that a lot of the discontent has to do with the silence. The fact that they don't come out and make virtually any kind of statements or updates to their customers is simply bizarre to me.

Whilst I respect their strategy of keeping potential transfer news quiet, I would have thought that some form of regular public dialogue with the fans would be appropriate...at least to let us know that they are 'working on things' or to give the paying customers some degree of comfort that the club is progressing in whatever the overall plan may be.

I greatly respect everything the Tony Bloom has done for BHA but if there is an area of criticism I would make, it's that of their PR strategy. I give this a failing grade and to coin a phrase, "the silence is deafening." From my own perspective, I would be satisfied to 'wait it out' if I at least had a comment or two from the board from time to time. Frankly it's no wonder there is discontent brewing amongst the fans. To us, it almost appears that there's no-one there. I know that's not actually the case but the total lack of communication gives one that impression.

Just my random thoughts on what frustrates me about our club.
Can't really argue AB, other than to say, Grabban.
Fair comment Alfie, that was one instance where there WAS some dialogue from the club. When I look back at that process, I can't help but think how refreshing it was to be given some news/updates.....at least compared to the vacuum we seem to be in nowadays.
[quote][p][bold]AlfieT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: Although I know it's the Albion's style to keep quiet about potential signings until they're done and I don't expect them to disclose things during the process, I find it appalling that the lack of communication from the board is - for all intents and purposes - non-existent. It is painfully clear for all to see that their paying customers are quite restless and more than a little disgruntled. This restlessness can certainly be put down to the lack of signings but I also think that a lot of the discontent has to do with the silence. The fact that they don't come out and make virtually any kind of statements or updates to their customers is simply bizarre to me. Whilst I respect their strategy of keeping potential transfer news quiet, I would have thought that some form of regular public dialogue with the fans would be appropriate...at least to let us know that they are 'working on things' or to give the paying customers some degree of comfort that the club is progressing in whatever the overall plan may be. I greatly respect everything the Tony Bloom has done for BHA but if there is an area of criticism I would make, it's that of their PR strategy. I give this a failing grade and to coin a phrase, "the silence is deafening." From my own perspective, I would be satisfied to 'wait it out' if I at least had a comment or two from the board from time to time. Frankly it's no wonder there is discontent brewing amongst the fans. To us, it almost appears that there's no-one there. I know that's not actually the case but the total lack of communication gives one that impression. Just my random thoughts on what frustrates me about our club.[/p][/quote]Can't really argue AB, other than to say, Grabban.[/p][/quote]Fair comment Alfie, that was one instance where there WAS some dialogue from the club. When I look back at that process, I can't help but think how refreshing it was to be given some news/updates.....at least compared to the vacuum we seem to be in nowadays. albionbloke
  • Score: 3

6:38pm Mon 28 Jul 14

hannover seagull says...

albionbloke wrote:
Although I know it's the Albion's style to keep quiet about potential signings until they're done and I don't expect them to disclose things during the process, I find it appalling that the lack of communication from the board is - for all intents and purposes - non-existent. It is painfully clear for all to see that their paying customers are quite restless and more than a little disgruntled. This restlessness can certainly be put down to the lack of signings but I also think that a lot of the discontent has to do with the silence. The fact that they don't come out and make virtually any kind of statements or updates to their customers is simply bizarre to me.

Whilst I respect their strategy of keeping potential transfer news quiet, I would have thought that some form of regular public dialogue with the fans would be appropriate...at least to let us know that they are 'working on things' or to give the paying customers some degree of comfort that the club is progressing in whatever the overall plan may be.

I greatly respect everything the Tony Bloom has done for BHA but if there is an area of criticism I would make, it's that of their PR strategy. I give this a failing grade and to coin a phrase, "the silence is deafening." From my own perspective, I would be satisfied to 'wait it out' if I at least had a comment or two from the board from time to time. Frankly it's no wonder there is discontent brewing amongst the fans. To us, it almost appears that there's no-one there. I know that's not actually the case but the total lack of communication gives one that impression.

Just my random thoughts on what frustrates me about our club.
Exactly
That is the point that many of us are making
We hear nothing......
But then again
You hear a lot in the silence
[quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: Although I know it's the Albion's style to keep quiet about potential signings until they're done and I don't expect them to disclose things during the process, I find it appalling that the lack of communication from the board is - for all intents and purposes - non-existent. It is painfully clear for all to see that their paying customers are quite restless and more than a little disgruntled. This restlessness can certainly be put down to the lack of signings but I also think that a lot of the discontent has to do with the silence. The fact that they don't come out and make virtually any kind of statements or updates to their customers is simply bizarre to me. Whilst I respect their strategy of keeping potential transfer news quiet, I would have thought that some form of regular public dialogue with the fans would be appropriate...at least to let us know that they are 'working on things' or to give the paying customers some degree of comfort that the club is progressing in whatever the overall plan may be. I greatly respect everything the Tony Bloom has done for BHA but if there is an area of criticism I would make, it's that of their PR strategy. I give this a failing grade and to coin a phrase, "the silence is deafening." From my own perspective, I would be satisfied to 'wait it out' if I at least had a comment or two from the board from time to time. Frankly it's no wonder there is discontent brewing amongst the fans. To us, it almost appears that there's no-one there. I know that's not actually the case but the total lack of communication gives one that impression. Just my random thoughts on what frustrates me about our club.[/p][/quote]Exactly That is the point that many of us are making We hear nothing...... But then again You hear a lot in the silence hannover seagull
  • Score: 2

6:53pm Mon 28 Jul 14

AlfieT says...

albionbloke wrote:
AlfieT wrote:
albionbloke wrote:
Although I know it's the Albion's style to keep quiet about potential signings until they're done and I don't expect them to disclose things during the process, I find it appalling that the lack of communication from the board is - for all intents and purposes - non-existent. It is painfully clear for all to see that their paying customers are quite restless and more than a little disgruntled. This restlessness can certainly be put down to the lack of signings but I also think that a lot of the discontent has to do with the silence. The fact that they don't come out and make virtually any kind of statements or updates to their customers is simply bizarre to me.

Whilst I respect their strategy of keeping potential transfer news quiet, I would have thought that some form of regular public dialogue with the fans would be appropriate...at least to let us know that they are 'working on things' or to give the paying customers some degree of comfort that the club is progressing in whatever the overall plan may be.

I greatly respect everything the Tony Bloom has done for BHA but if there is an area of criticism I would make, it's that of their PR strategy. I give this a failing grade and to coin a phrase, "the silence is deafening." From my own perspective, I would be satisfied to 'wait it out' if I at least had a comment or two from the board from time to time. Frankly it's no wonder there is discontent brewing amongst the fans. To us, it almost appears that there's no-one there. I know that's not actually the case but the total lack of communication gives one that impression.

Just my random thoughts on what frustrates me about our club.
Can't really argue AB, other than to say, Grabban.
Fair comment Alfie, that was one instance where there WAS some dialogue from the club. When I look back at that process, I can't help but think how refreshing it was to be given some news/updates.....at least compared to the vacuum we seem to be in nowadays.
Yep AB, as frustrating as we all find it,I think it's the way it will be from now on. It's worth keeping an eye on NSC, there are a couple of posters who seem to have real insider knowledge.
[quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AlfieT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: Although I know it's the Albion's style to keep quiet about potential signings until they're done and I don't expect them to disclose things during the process, I find it appalling that the lack of communication from the board is - for all intents and purposes - non-existent. It is painfully clear for all to see that their paying customers are quite restless and more than a little disgruntled. This restlessness can certainly be put down to the lack of signings but I also think that a lot of the discontent has to do with the silence. The fact that they don't come out and make virtually any kind of statements or updates to their customers is simply bizarre to me. Whilst I respect their strategy of keeping potential transfer news quiet, I would have thought that some form of regular public dialogue with the fans would be appropriate...at least to let us know that they are 'working on things' or to give the paying customers some degree of comfort that the club is progressing in whatever the overall plan may be. I greatly respect everything the Tony Bloom has done for BHA but if there is an area of criticism I would make, it's that of their PR strategy. I give this a failing grade and to coin a phrase, "the silence is deafening." From my own perspective, I would be satisfied to 'wait it out' if I at least had a comment or two from the board from time to time. Frankly it's no wonder there is discontent brewing amongst the fans. To us, it almost appears that there's no-one there. I know that's not actually the case but the total lack of communication gives one that impression. Just my random thoughts on what frustrates me about our club.[/p][/quote]Can't really argue AB, other than to say, Grabban.[/p][/quote]Fair comment Alfie, that was one instance where there WAS some dialogue from the club. When I look back at that process, I can't help but think how refreshing it was to be given some news/updates.....at least compared to the vacuum we seem to be in nowadays.[/p][/quote]Yep AB, as frustrating as we all find it,I think it's the way it will be from now on. It's worth keeping an eye on NSC, there are a couple of posters who seem to have real insider knowledge. AlfieT
  • Score: 1

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