Albion sign Premier League keeper

David Stockdale

David Stockdale

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Albion have ended their search for a new No. 1 by landing David Stockdale from Championship rivals Fulham.

Stockdale, Fulham's first choice in the Premier League for much of last season, has signed a three-year deal for a fee believed to be around £1 million.

The Seagulls have been hunting for a new goalkeeper since Tomasz Kuszczak was released in May.

Their list of targets included Jack Butland, Keiren Westwood and Stephen Henderson.

Leeds-born Stockdale, 28, made 39 top flight appearances for Fulham, 21 of them last season, following a move from Darlington in 2008.

The 6ft 3ins Yorkshireman was often preferred to Dutchman Maarten Stekelenburg in the pecking order at Craven Cottage last season.

Albion face Felix Magath's Fulham at the Amex on November 29.

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6:02pm Mon 28 Jul 14

ringtone says...

Thank the Lord. MR Bloom

No more Ankers in goal.
Thank the Lord. MR Bloom No more Ankers in goal. ringtone
  • Score: 26

6:02pm Mon 28 Jul 14

heshootshescores says...

Finally, some good news to cheer us all up on a dreary Monday. Think Stockdale will prove an excellent signing but who is going to be the No. 2...Casper or Walton?
Finally, some good news to cheer us all up on a dreary Monday. Think Stockdale will prove an excellent signing but who is going to be the No. 2...Casper or Walton? heshootshescores
  • Score: 24

6:04pm Mon 28 Jul 14

ringtone says...

heshootshescores wrote:
Finally, some good news to cheer us all up on a dreary Monday. Think Stockdale will prove an excellent signing but who is going to be the No. 2...Casper or Walton?
Walton, casper doesn't have a ghost of a chance.
[quote][p][bold]heshootshescores[/bold] wrote: Finally, some good news to cheer us all up on a dreary Monday. Think Stockdale will prove an excellent signing but who is going to be the No. 2...Casper or Walton?[/p][/quote]Walton, casper doesn't have a ghost of a chance. ringtone
  • Score: 36

6:04pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Ripe seagull. says...

Fantastic news!
Fantastic news! Ripe seagull.
  • Score: 18

6:05pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Mart says...

Oh good.

Only another 4 signings to go then...
Oh good. Only another 4 signings to go then... Mart
  • Score: 11

6:07pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Claude Back says...

ringtone wrote:
heshootshescores wrote:
Finally, some good news to cheer us all up on a dreary Monday. Think Stockdale will prove an excellent signing but who is going to be the No. 2...Casper or Walton?
Walton, casper doesn't have a ghost of a chance.
That's very good, Ringtone.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]heshootshescores[/bold] wrote: Finally, some good news to cheer us all up on a dreary Monday. Think Stockdale will prove an excellent signing but who is going to be the No. 2...Casper or Walton?[/p][/quote]Walton, casper doesn't have a ghost of a chance.[/p][/quote]That's very good, Ringtone. Claude Back
  • Score: 19

6:11pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Chi-Seagull says...

Fantastic news now we only need about another 4 or 5 more class signings, striker midfielder and defenders but what a good start.
Fantastic news now we only need about another 4 or 5 more class signings, striker midfielder and defenders but what a good start. Chi-Seagull
  • Score: 14

6:12pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Albion fan in London says...

Very Very good signing, sweeper keeper too. Great start to the week, well done to all that made this happen
Very Very good signing, sweeper keeper too. Great start to the week, well done to all that made this happen Albion fan in London
  • Score: 18

6:15pm Mon 28 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

Ok the keeper situation resolved, now we need to get the rest of the back five sorted. I am not so much worried about the left back, but I do think we need another center back. This is a good news day.
Ok the keeper situation resolved, now we need to get the rest of the back five sorted. I am not so much worried about the left back, but I do think we need another center back. This is a good news day. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 4

6:20pm Mon 28 Jul 14

tug509 says...

Hallelujah ,welcome Dave you are most needed . UTA
Hallelujah ,welcome Dave you are most needed . UTA tug509
  • Score: 13

6:21pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Gee Jay says...

Like others on here, pleased with this bit of good news, at last.
Now looking forward to more new and good signings.
UTA!
Like others on here, pleased with this bit of good news, at last. Now looking forward to more new and good signings. UTA! Gee Jay
  • Score: 6

6:24pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Albion fan in London says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Ok the keeper situation resolved, now we need to get the rest of the back five sorted. I am not so much worried about the left back, but I do think we need another center back. This is a good news day.
Hi Vegas, why are you not worried about the left back out of interest, we play out from the back a massively important position for us IMO. I dont think Chicksen has the size or power to do well in the champo at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Ok the keeper situation resolved, now we need to get the rest of the back five sorted. I am not so much worried about the left back, but I do think we need another center back. This is a good news day.[/p][/quote]Hi Vegas, why are you not worried about the left back out of interest, we play out from the back a massively important position for us IMO. I dont think Chicksen has the size or power to do well in the champo at the moment. Albion fan in London
  • Score: 10

6:25pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Far gull says...

Relief at last, one down .
Relief at last, one down . Far gull
  • Score: 7

6:27pm Mon 28 Jul 14

mark by the sea says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Ok the keeper situation resolved, now we need to get the rest of the back five sorted. I am not so much worried about the left back, but I do think we need another center back. This is a good news day.
Why Vegas ? Don't you have faith in Dunk? Lol
Anyway great news finally ! 4 to go!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Ok the keeper situation resolved, now we need to get the rest of the back five sorted. I am not so much worried about the left back, but I do think we need another center back. This is a good news day.[/p][/quote]Why Vegas ? Don't you have faith in Dunk? Lol Anyway great news finally ! 4 to go! mark by the sea
  • Score: 4

6:27pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Quiterie says...

Great news. Although he doesn't seem to chip in with many goals which is a shame.
Great news. Although he doesn't seem to chip in with many goals which is a shame. Quiterie
  • Score: 11

6:29pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Great news.
Things are beginning to look up.
Welcome to the Albion, David. UTA
Great news. Things are beginning to look up. Welcome to the Albion, David. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 12

6:30pm Mon 28 Jul 14

AlanDuffy says...

Great news......I think we now need to resolve the left-back situation - Ward is the obvious answer as he knows the club and players so won't need to "bed in". I'd love to see Clayton signed from Huddersfield and another striker, maybe from abroad - then I think we can approach the new season with confidence.
Great news......I think we now need to resolve the left-back situation - Ward is the obvious answer as he knows the club and players so won't need to "bed in". I'd love to see Clayton signed from Huddersfield and another striker, maybe from abroad - then I think we can approach the new season with confidence. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 14

6:31pm Mon 28 Jul 14

dave from bexill says...

Although I'm still sulking a bit about the loss of Leo; on paper at least, I'm quite impressed with the new signings, particularly Stockdale, a good keeper who is likely to benefit from being number one
Although I'm still sulking a bit about the loss of Leo; on paper at least, I'm quite impressed with the new signings, particularly Stockdale, a good keeper who is likely to benefit from being number one dave from bexill
  • Score: 9

6:37pm Mon 28 Jul 14

AlfieT says...

Fulham fans are gutted, always nice to read.
Fulham fans are gutted, always nice to read. AlfieT
  • Score: 9

6:42pm Mon 28 Jul 14

ringtone says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Ok the keeper situation resolved, now we need to get the rest of the back five sorted. I am not so much worried about the left back, but I do think we need another center back. This is a good news day.
Hello Vegas.

A classic example of fans talking about this possible signing and then it happens.

Still i dont expect you to apologise to the fans you tried to undermine.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Ok the keeper situation resolved, now we need to get the rest of the back five sorted. I am not so much worried about the left back, but I do think we need another center back. This is a good news day.[/p][/quote]Hello Vegas. A classic example of fans talking about this possible signing and then it happens. Still i dont expect you to apologise to the fans you tried to undermine. ringtone
  • Score: 4

6:44pm Mon 28 Jul 14

gordongull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Ok the keeper situation resolved, now we need to get the rest of the back five sorted. I am not so much worried about the left back, but I do think we need another center back. This is a good news day.
Brilliant bit of business!
Apologies, Vegas. Obviously a bit more than newspaper speculation.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Ok the keeper situation resolved, now we need to get the rest of the back five sorted. I am not so much worried about the left back, but I do think we need another center back. This is a good news day.[/p][/quote]Brilliant bit of business! Apologies, Vegas. Obviously a bit more than newspaper speculation. gordongull
  • Score: 1

6:45pm Mon 28 Jul 14

JeffLomer says...

AlanDuffy wrote:
Great news......I think we now need to resolve the left-back situation - Ward is the obvious answer as he knows the club and players so won't need to "bed in". I'd love to see Clayton signed from Huddersfield and another striker, maybe from abroad - then I think we can approach the new season with confidence.
Evening Alan, I also would love us to sign Clayton quality player,
You noticed one signing everyone is happy, see no need to panic new players are going to arrive,
[quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: Great news......I think we now need to resolve the left-back situation - Ward is the obvious answer as he knows the club and players so won't need to "bed in". I'd love to see Clayton signed from Huddersfield and another striker, maybe from abroad - then I think we can approach the new season with confidence.[/p][/quote]Evening Alan, I also would love us to sign Clayton quality player, You noticed one signing everyone is happy, see no need to panic new players are going to arrive, JeffLomer
  • Score: 6

6:45pm Mon 28 Jul 14

ballantrrae says...

At long last some first rate news. Welcome DS to the Amex. Getting a quality No 1 GK in was I felt our top priority. Now we just need a LB, a creative Midfielder, a Winger and a couple of Strikers with a Striker and the LB as the priorities.
As one or two posters drew attention to yesterday It appears that TB has suddenly become more involved with the recruitment process which is a significant change. To what extent his input has increased I don't know but it seems to have been a general perception on this site that signings were not being progressed quite as smoothly (being diplomatic) as they might have been. Good to see that whatever the problems might be that TB has recognised them and is addressing the issue.
Having seen Hyypia's comments in the Argus this morning about the slowness of acquiring players and the voicing of his concern that whilst the situation was not a complete disaster it was some way from being ideal one felt he was echoing the concerns expressed by a number of posters.
Signing Stockdale not only shows that progress is being made but that the quality of recruit is being maintained at a high level.
Now as mentioned earlier one looks forward to another 5 or so more players being signed.
Well done TB and SH.
At long last some first rate news. Welcome DS to the Amex. Getting a quality No 1 GK in was I felt our top priority. Now we just need a LB, a creative Midfielder, a Winger and a couple of Strikers with a Striker and the LB as the priorities. As one or two posters drew attention to yesterday It appears that TB has suddenly become more involved with the recruitment process which is a significant change. To what extent his input has increased I don't know but it seems to have been a general perception on this site that signings were not being progressed quite as smoothly (being diplomatic) as they might have been. Good to see that whatever the problems might be that TB has recognised them and is addressing the issue. Having seen Hyypia's comments in the Argus this morning about the slowness of acquiring players and the voicing of his concern that whilst the situation was not a complete disaster it was some way from being ideal one felt he was echoing the concerns expressed by a number of posters. Signing Stockdale not only shows that progress is being made but that the quality of recruit is being maintained at a high level. Now as mentioned earlier one looks forward to another 5 or so more players being signed. Well done TB and SH. ballantrrae
  • Score: 7

6:47pm Mon 28 Jul 14

SuperSeagull92 says...

Great signing, lets hope its the first but not the last this week. LB CB & CF still needed as a minimum!
Great signing, lets hope its the first but not the last this week. LB CB & CF still needed as a minimum! SuperSeagull92
  • Score: 5

6:51pm Mon 28 Jul 14

AlanDuffy says...

JeffLomer wrote:
AlanDuffy wrote:
Great news......I think we now need to resolve the left-back situation - Ward is the obvious answer as he knows the club and players so won't need to "bed in". I'd love to see Clayton signed from Huddersfield and another striker, maybe from abroad - then I think we can approach the new season with confidence.
Evening Alan, I also would love us to sign Clayton quality player,
You noticed one signing everyone is happy, see no need to panic new players are going to arrive,
...and he wouldn't need to change the colour of his beard, it's already blue and white stripes! A perfect fit.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: Great news......I think we now need to resolve the left-back situation - Ward is the obvious answer as he knows the club and players so won't need to "bed in". I'd love to see Clayton signed from Huddersfield and another striker, maybe from abroad - then I think we can approach the new season with confidence.[/p][/quote]Evening Alan, I also would love us to sign Clayton quality player, You noticed one signing everyone is happy, see no need to panic new players are going to arrive,[/p][/quote]...and he wouldn't need to change the colour of his beard, it's already blue and white stripes! A perfect fit. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 8

6:53pm Mon 28 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

gordongull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Ok the keeper situation resolved, now we need to get the rest of the back five sorted. I am not so much worried about the left back, but I do think we need another center back. This is a good news day.
Brilliant bit of business!
Apologies, Vegas. Obviously a bit more than newspaper speculation.
why offer apologies?

The reason I am not so concerned about the left back position, and this has been stated by others too, is the simple fact that Ward arrived because we had Chicksen out injured. When Ward arrived we were able to let Maksi go out on loan, had Chicksen not got injured, things would have been different. Chicksen wasn't replaced due to lack of ability.

Thje reason why I think we need another center back is simply due to the fact that we only have three, unless you want to count Maksi as one.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Ok the keeper situation resolved, now we need to get the rest of the back five sorted. I am not so much worried about the left back, but I do think we need another center back. This is a good news day.[/p][/quote]Brilliant bit of business! Apologies, Vegas. Obviously a bit more than newspaper speculation.[/p][/quote]why offer apologies? The reason I am not so concerned about the left back position, and this has been stated by others too, is the simple fact that Ward arrived because we had Chicksen out injured. When Ward arrived we were able to let Maksi go out on loan, had Chicksen not got injured, things would have been different. Chicksen wasn't replaced due to lack of ability. Thje reason why I think we need another center back is simply due to the fact that we only have three, unless you want to count Maksi as one. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -2

7:02pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Quiterie says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
gordongull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Ok the keeper situation resolved, now we need to get the rest of the back five sorted. I am not so much worried about the left back, but I do think we need another center back. This is a good news day.
Brilliant bit of business!
Apologies, Vegas. Obviously a bit more than newspaper speculation.
why offer apologies?

The reason I am not so concerned about the left back position, and this has been stated by others too, is the simple fact that Ward arrived because we had Chicksen out injured. When Ward arrived we were able to let Maksi go out on loan, had Chicksen not got injured, things would have been different. Chicksen wasn't replaced due to lack of ability.

Thje reason why I think we need another center back is simply due to the fact that we only have three, unless you want to count Maksi as one.
They're centre backs over here mate. CENTRE backs. Not center backs.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Ok the keeper situation resolved, now we need to get the rest of the back five sorted. I am not so much worried about the left back, but I do think we need another center back. This is a good news day.[/p][/quote]Brilliant bit of business! Apologies, Vegas. Obviously a bit more than newspaper speculation.[/p][/quote]why offer apologies? The reason I am not so concerned about the left back position, and this has been stated by others too, is the simple fact that Ward arrived because we had Chicksen out injured. When Ward arrived we were able to let Maksi go out on loan, had Chicksen not got injured, things would have been different. Chicksen wasn't replaced due to lack of ability. Thje reason why I think we need another center back is simply due to the fact that we only have three, unless you want to count Maksi as one.[/p][/quote]They're centre backs over here mate. CENTRE backs. Not center backs. Quiterie
  • Score: 6

7:10pm Mon 28 Jul 14

saraman says...

heshootshescores wrote:
Finally, some good news to cheer us all up on a dreary Monday. Think Stockdale will prove an excellent signing but who is going to be the No. 2...Casper or Walton?
Walton.
[quote][p][bold]heshootshescores[/bold] wrote: Finally, some good news to cheer us all up on a dreary Monday. Think Stockdale will prove an excellent signing but who is going to be the No. 2...Casper or Walton?[/p][/quote]Walton. saraman
  • Score: 6

7:12pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

Excellent signing to have,should make the keeping situation quite interesting and everyone on their toes. Hopefully now fans/supporters will start to believe that signings do happen and players are happy to sign for BHAFC!!! Onwards and upwards
Excellent signing to have,should make the keeping situation quite interesting and everyone on their toes. Hopefully now fans/supporters will start to believe that signings do happen and players are happy to sign for BHAFC!!! Onwards and upwards Tony the tiger eastbourne
  • Score: 7

7:25pm Mon 28 Jul 14

gordongull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
gordongull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Ok the keeper situation resolved, now we need to get the rest of the back five sorted. I am not so much worried about the left back, but I do think we need another center back. This is a good news day.
Brilliant bit of business!
Apologies, Vegas. Obviously a bit more than newspaper speculation.
why offer apologies?

The reason I am not so concerned about the left back position, and this has been stated by others too, is the simple fact that Ward arrived because we had Chicksen out injured. When Ward arrived we were able to let Maksi go out on loan, had Chicksen not got injured, things would have been different. Chicksen wasn't replaced due to lack of ability.

Thje reason why I think we need another center back is simply due to the fact that we only have three, unless you want to count Maksi as one.
Because I dismissed your comments about Stockdale pretty much out of hand.

We have seen very little of Chicksen, and the fact that Ward came in when Adam was injured doesn't mean that he was ready to take on the role of 1st choice left back. Sami will know one way or the other, and there is no doubt that funds could be put to better use elsewhere in the team.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Ok the keeper situation resolved, now we need to get the rest of the back five sorted. I am not so much worried about the left back, but I do think we need another center back. This is a good news day.[/p][/quote]Brilliant bit of business! Apologies, Vegas. Obviously a bit more than newspaper speculation.[/p][/quote]why offer apologies? The reason I am not so concerned about the left back position, and this has been stated by others too, is the simple fact that Ward arrived because we had Chicksen out injured. When Ward arrived we were able to let Maksi go out on loan, had Chicksen not got injured, things would have been different. Chicksen wasn't replaced due to lack of ability. Thje reason why I think we need another center back is simply due to the fact that we only have three, unless you want to count Maksi as one.[/p][/quote]Because I dismissed your comments about Stockdale pretty much out of hand. We have seen very little of Chicksen, and the fact that Ward came in when Adam was injured doesn't mean that he was ready to take on the role of 1st choice left back. Sami will know one way or the other, and there is no doubt that funds could be put to better use elsewhere in the team. gordongull
  • Score: 1

7:28pm Mon 28 Jul 14

OldGull says...

ballantrrae wrote:
At long last some first rate news. Welcome DS to the Amex. Getting a quality No 1 GK in was I felt our top priority. Now we just need a LB, a creative Midfielder, a Winger and a couple of Strikers with a Striker and the LB as the priorities.
As one or two posters drew attention to yesterday It appears that TB has suddenly become more involved with the recruitment process which is a significant change. To what extent his input has increased I don't know but it seems to have been a general perception on this site that signings were not being progressed quite as smoothly (being diplomatic) as they might have been. Good to see that whatever the problems might be that TB has recognised them and is addressing the issue.
Having seen Hyypia's comments in the Argus this morning about the slowness of acquiring players and the voicing of his concern that whilst the situation was not a complete disaster it was some way from being ideal one felt he was echoing the concerns expressed by a number of posters.
Signing Stockdale not only shows that progress is being made but that the quality of recruit is being maintained at a high level.
Now as mentioned earlier one looks forward to another 5 or so more players being signed.
Well done TB and SH.
And presumably well done DB too.
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: At long last some first rate news. Welcome DS to the Amex. Getting a quality No 1 GK in was I felt our top priority. Now we just need a LB, a creative Midfielder, a Winger and a couple of Strikers with a Striker and the LB as the priorities. As one or two posters drew attention to yesterday It appears that TB has suddenly become more involved with the recruitment process which is a significant change. To what extent his input has increased I don't know but it seems to have been a general perception on this site that signings were not being progressed quite as smoothly (being diplomatic) as they might have been. Good to see that whatever the problems might be that TB has recognised them and is addressing the issue. Having seen Hyypia's comments in the Argus this morning about the slowness of acquiring players and the voicing of his concern that whilst the situation was not a complete disaster it was some way from being ideal one felt he was echoing the concerns expressed by a number of posters. Signing Stockdale not only shows that progress is being made but that the quality of recruit is being maintained at a high level. Now as mentioned earlier one looks forward to another 5 or so more players being signed. Well done TB and SH.[/p][/quote]And presumably well done DB too. OldGull
  • Score: 3

7:33pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Max Ripple says...

Yes we need a LB but after the merry dance that Ward and his agent etc have been leading us this summer, I'm not sure I want him now. Is there anyone else out there who will fit the bill or do we go with Chicksen?
Yes we need a LB but after the merry dance that Ward and his agent etc have been leading us this summer, I'm not sure I want him now. Is there anyone else out there who will fit the bill or do we go with Chicksen? Max Ripple
  • Score: -2

8:15pm Mon 28 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

gordongull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
gordongull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Ok the keeper situation resolved, now we need to get the rest of the back five sorted. I am not so much worried about the left back, but I do think we need another center back. This is a good news day.
Brilliant bit of business!
Apologies, Vegas. Obviously a bit more than newspaper speculation.
why offer apologies?

The reason I am not so concerned about the left back position, and this has been stated by others too, is the simple fact that Ward arrived because we had Chicksen out injured. When Ward arrived we were able to let Maksi go out on loan, had Chicksen not got injured, things would have been different. Chicksen wasn't replaced due to lack of ability.

Thje reason why I think we need another center back is simply due to the fact that we only have three, unless you want to count Maksi as one.
Because I dismissed your comments about Stockdale pretty much out of hand.

We have seen very little of Chicksen, and the fact that Ward came in when Adam was injured doesn't mean that he was ready to take on the role of 1st choice left back. Sami will know one way or the other, and there is no doubt that funds could be put to better use elsewhere in the team.
don't worry mate, a lot of people dismiss my comments out of hand, I have got used to it.

If the decision is taken that we do need another left back, then my guess is that Maksi will find that he is out of work, especially if we sign another CB;, which I hope we do. I like versatile players in midfield, at the back, I prefer specialists.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Ok the keeper situation resolved, now we need to get the rest of the back five sorted. I am not so much worried about the left back, but I do think we need another center back. This is a good news day.[/p][/quote]Brilliant bit of business! Apologies, Vegas. Obviously a bit more than newspaper speculation.[/p][/quote]why offer apologies? The reason I am not so concerned about the left back position, and this has been stated by others too, is the simple fact that Ward arrived because we had Chicksen out injured. When Ward arrived we were able to let Maksi go out on loan, had Chicksen not got injured, things would have been different. Chicksen wasn't replaced due to lack of ability. Thje reason why I think we need another center back is simply due to the fact that we only have three, unless you want to count Maksi as one.[/p][/quote]Because I dismissed your comments about Stockdale pretty much out of hand. We have seen very little of Chicksen, and the fact that Ward came in when Adam was injured doesn't mean that he was ready to take on the role of 1st choice left back. Sami will know one way or the other, and there is no doubt that funds could be put to better use elsewhere in the team.[/p][/quote]don't worry mate, a lot of people dismiss my comments out of hand, I have got used to it. If the decision is taken that we do need another left back, then my guess is that Maksi will find that he is out of work, especially if we sign another CB;, which I hope we do. I like versatile players in midfield, at the back, I prefer specialists. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -4

8:24pm Mon 28 Jul 14

ballantrrae says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
gordongull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Ok the keeper situation resolved, now we need to get the rest of the back five sorted. I am not so much worried about the left back, but I do think we need another center back. This is a good news day.
Brilliant bit of business!
Apologies, Vegas. Obviously a bit more than newspaper speculation.
why offer apologies?

The reason I am not so concerned about the left back position, and this has been stated by others too, is the simple fact that Ward arrived because we had Chicksen out injured. When Ward arrived we were able to let Maksi go out on loan, had Chicksen not got injured, things would have been different. Chicksen wasn't replaced due to lack of ability.

Thje reason why I think we need another center back is simply due to the fact that we only have three, unless you want to count Maksi as one.
Vegas for the record CB is Maksimenko's preferred position and the position he played when on Loan to Kilmanock and where he has played in the other friendlies this pre-season before the Peterborough game.
I don't think that Chicksen was considered first choice LB material before Ward arrived last season. It is my recollection that the club had been looking for a replacement for Bridge anyway. Chicksen was brought in as a long term prospect.
When he signed he was quoted as saying that he hoped to get the chance to break into the first team last season - these are not the words of someone expecting to be the first choice LB ! I still think Chicksen has potential but McEvoy (Peterborough's RW on loan from Spurs) gave him a difficult time and in my view he is not ready yet to be our No 1 in that position.
As a result we need to get a LB signed whether it is Ward (my preference) or someone else. However I do agree that we might need to recruit another CB depending on how SH rates Maksimenko and whether he believes Maksimenko can fill the 4th CB slot.
Hoping but not really expecting some more new players to join this week.
UTA.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Ok the keeper situation resolved, now we need to get the rest of the back five sorted. I am not so much worried about the left back, but I do think we need another center back. This is a good news day.[/p][/quote]Brilliant bit of business! Apologies, Vegas. Obviously a bit more than newspaper speculation.[/p][/quote]why offer apologies? The reason I am not so concerned about the left back position, and this has been stated by others too, is the simple fact that Ward arrived because we had Chicksen out injured. When Ward arrived we were able to let Maksi go out on loan, had Chicksen not got injured, things would have been different. Chicksen wasn't replaced due to lack of ability. Thje reason why I think we need another center back is simply due to the fact that we only have three, unless you want to count Maksi as one.[/p][/quote]Vegas for the record CB is Maksimenko's preferred position and the position he played when on Loan to Kilmanock and where he has played in the other friendlies this pre-season before the Peterborough game. I don't think that Chicksen was considered first choice LB material before Ward arrived last season. It is my recollection that the club had been looking for a replacement for Bridge anyway. Chicksen was brought in as a long term prospect. When he signed he was quoted as saying that he hoped to get the chance to break into the first team last season - these are not the words of someone expecting to be the first choice LB ! I still think Chicksen has potential but McEvoy (Peterborough's RW on loan from Spurs) gave him a difficult time and in my view he is not ready yet to be our No 1 in that position. As a result we need to get a LB signed whether it is Ward (my preference) or someone else. However I do agree that we might need to recruit another CB depending on how SH rates Maksimenko and whether he believes Maksimenko can fill the 4th CB slot. Hoping but not really expecting some more new players to join this week. UTA. ballantrrae
  • Score: 6

8:25pm Mon 28 Jul 14

tez1959 says...

sources told me he was at the amex early afternoon in his blue bentley so the signing was nailed on great news for all. way forward few more signings on the cards
sources told me he was at the amex early afternoon in his blue bentley so the signing was nailed on great news for all. way forward few more signings on the cards tez1959
  • Score: 0

8:32pm Mon 28 Jul 14

tez1959 says...

glenn murrays the next one
glenn murrays the next one tez1959
  • Score: -1

8:58pm Mon 28 Jul 14

oksouthstander says...

Very good signing been on the books for a while. Two future England keepers on the books. Playmaker in the midfield and we are ready for another good season.
Very good signing been on the books for a while. Two future England keepers on the books. Playmaker in the midfield and we are ready for another good season. oksouthstander
  • Score: 1

8:59pm Mon 28 Jul 14

keswick says...

tez1959 wrote:
glenn murrays the next one
How can anyone want him back. He jumped ship to go for the dollar from the scum in Croydon. Back here, never.
[quote][p][bold]tez1959[/bold] wrote: glenn murrays the next one[/p][/quote]How can anyone want him back. He jumped ship to go for the dollar from the scum in Croydon. Back here, never. keswick
  • Score: -8

9:56pm Mon 28 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

I don't know if many would agree but for me, getting our keeper in place was priority number one, so now that is acheived, where on the park should we set out sights on next. Striker, creative midfielder or defender?

My preference is to get the back five completed and to me, 'complete,' means not only the starting places but also the back up players, but I am pretty sure that most would want our next signing to be a striker.

Get the back five completed and then I would like to see a creative midfield player signed.

The striker we need would be last on my order of priorities for no other reason than I want us to borrow one rather than buy, and if we borrow then I hope he comes from the prem, and the prem clubs are still chewing over their options of who might go out on loan.
I don't know if many would agree but for me, getting our keeper in place was priority number one, so now that is acheived, where on the park should we set out sights on next. Striker, creative midfielder or defender? My preference is to get the back five completed and to me, 'complete,' means not only the starting places but also the back up players, but I am pretty sure that most would want our next signing to be a striker. Get the back five completed and then I would like to see a creative midfield player signed. The striker we need would be last on my order of priorities for no other reason than I want us to borrow one rather than buy, and if we borrow then I hope he comes from the prem, and the prem clubs are still chewing over their options of who might go out on loan. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

10:36pm Mon 28 Jul 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

Good signing. Well done to all concerned - hope that Walton gets the nod as No:2
Good signing. Well done to all concerned - hope that Walton gets the nod as No:2 WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 3

12:31am Tue 29 Jul 14

Captain Haddock says...

Quiterie wrote:
Great news. Although he doesn't seem to chip in with many goals which is a shame.
Indeed. In fact if go as far as to say his strike rate is shocking. Bad form, suits, bad form!!! ;0)
[quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: Great news. Although he doesn't seem to chip in with many goals which is a shame.[/p][/quote]Indeed. In fact if go as far as to say his strike rate is shocking. Bad form, suits, bad form!!! ;0) Captain Haddock
  • Score: 4

12:34am Tue 29 Jul 14

Captain Haddock says...

AlanDuffy wrote:
Great news......I think we now need to resolve the left-back situation - Ward is the obvious answer as he knows the club and players so won't need to "bed in". I'd love to see Clayton signed from Huddersfield and another striker, maybe from abroad - then I think we can approach the new season with confidence.
I agree. Heard about two Championship player signings close at beginning of last week. I guess he's one. Let's hope the other is our man Clayton (or Ward). Preferably both in fact!!
[quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: Great news......I think we now need to resolve the left-back situation - Ward is the obvious answer as he knows the club and players so won't need to "bed in". I'd love to see Clayton signed from Huddersfield and another striker, maybe from abroad - then I think we can approach the new season with confidence.[/p][/quote]I agree. Heard about two Championship player signings close at beginning of last week. I guess he's one. Let's hope the other is our man Clayton (or Ward). Preferably both in fact!! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 6

1:42am Tue 29 Jul 14

Captain Haddock says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
gordongull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Ok the keeper situation resolved, now we need to get the rest of the back five sorted. I am not so much worried about the left back, but I do think we need another center back. This is a good news day.
Brilliant bit of business!
Apologies, Vegas. Obviously a bit more than newspaper speculation.
why offer apologies?

The reason I am not so concerned about the left back position, and this has been stated by others too, is the simple fact that Ward arrived because we had Chicksen out injured. When Ward arrived we were able to let Maksi go out on loan, had Chicksen not got injured, things would have been different. Chicksen wasn't replaced due to lack of ability.

Thje reason why I think we need another center back is simply due to the fact that we only have three, unless you want to count Maksi as one.
Well Maksi IS a CB. He can cover LB but that has never been his primary position.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Ok the keeper situation resolved, now we need to get the rest of the back five sorted. I am not so much worried about the left back, but I do think we need another center back. This is a good news day.[/p][/quote]Brilliant bit of business! Apologies, Vegas. Obviously a bit more than newspaper speculation.[/p][/quote]why offer apologies? The reason I am not so concerned about the left back position, and this has been stated by others too, is the simple fact that Ward arrived because we had Chicksen out injured. When Ward arrived we were able to let Maksi go out on loan, had Chicksen not got injured, things would have been different. Chicksen wasn't replaced due to lack of ability. Thje reason why I think we need another center back is simply due to the fact that we only have three, unless you want to count Maksi as one.[/p][/quote]Well Maksi IS a CB. He can cover LB but that has never been his primary position. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 5

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