Stockdale targets quick return to top flight with Albion

David Stockdale wants a top-flight return

David Stockdale wants a top-flight return

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

David Stockdale believes he can make a quick return to the Premier League with Albion.

The top flight ambition of Sami Hyypia's Seagulls convinced the goalkeeper to move from Fulham following their relegation last season.

Stockdale has signed a three-year contract after the clubs agreed a fee, believed to be in the region of Β£1 million, on Saturday.

The 28-year-old Yorkshireman said: "It was pretty out of the blue, I was getting ready for the new season when Brighton showed an interest. I only really knew for sure on Saturday, when a fee was agreed and here I am two days later.

"I've had a look around and seen what the club is trying to do. The facilities here, with the training ground and stadium, are state-of-the-art. I spoke to the manager, David Burke and Paul Barber, and they all want to go in one direction and that’s the Premier League.

"I already know Antti (Niemi) very well from when he was at Fulham and that is another draw for me: working with someone I know. He was a great goalkeeper when he was playing and I know can learn from him as well.

"Albion have got a lot of history and they've come such a long way in the last five years, and after speaking to everyone at the club I was delighted to come.

"Everyone spoke about where the club's heading and the manager said we're a club with Premier League facilities, and we're now striving to get there as a team.

"When someone comes to you and says they want you to be a part of that and we're willing to pay a significant fee, and then help you on our way with the facilities and infrastructure, how can you turn down a chance to play at a club like this?

"It's nice for Brighton to show faith in me as a player. They've paid an awful lot of money for me and hopefully I can pay it back and help the club get into the Premier League next year."

Stockdale is already a regular day-tripper to Brighton with his wife and three children.

He said: "I am only half an hour up the M23. So I bring the wife and the kids down here. We really like it here.

"The kids are really excited about the move and they can't wait to come back to Brighton - but they want to come down for ice cream on the pier rather than the football!"

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7:04pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

A quick return to the top flight with the albion? He's been here 5 minutes and is already eyeing up a move to west brom. We want players who are committed to the cause not ones who jump ship at the first sign of trouble, we've had our fill of those over the years.
A quick return to the top flight with the albion? He's been here 5 minutes and is already eyeing up a move to west brom. We want players who are committed to the cause not ones who jump ship at the first sign of trouble, we've had our fill of those over the years. Mayfield sweeper
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7:04pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Falmer Wizard says...

It appears nobody has told him we could only have 11 players for early season matches.
It appears nobody has told him we could only have 11 players for early season matches. Falmer Wizard
  • Score: -61

7:05pm Mon 28 Jul 14

kipper12 says...

Great news at last !, a quality signing !!! Just what I needed to hear after a Monday at work !!!! Now keep me coming TB please !!!!
Great news at last !, a quality signing !!! Just what I needed to hear after a Monday at work !!!! Now keep me coming TB please !!!! kipper12
  • Score: 51

7:07pm Mon 28 Jul 14

rockypaul says...

Nice to hear some good news, Welcome David hope you have a great career with us & I still beleive we will be okay, maybe a bumpy ride for first few games but then get into our stride once full squad gels, up the seagulls !!!
Nice to hear some good news, Welcome David hope you have a great career with us & I still beleive we will be okay, maybe a bumpy ride for first few games but then get into our stride once full squad gels, up the seagulls !!! rockypaul
  • Score: 37

7:08pm Mon 28 Jul 14

golddene says...

Brilliant news for the fans, club and team, hopefully the start of the re-build and after reading all the hand wringing from the majority of posters in the previous threads maybe this news will placate some of them, who knows there may be a lot of slight urine smelling mattresses being replaced now lol.up the Albion.
Brilliant news for the fans, club and team, hopefully the start of the re-build and after reading all the hand wringing from the majority of posters in the previous threads maybe this news will placate some of them, who knows there may be a lot of slight urine smelling mattresses being replaced now lol.up the Albion. golddene
  • Score: 12

7:10pm Mon 28 Jul 14

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

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
A quick return to the top flight with the albion? He's been here 5 minutes and is already eyeing up a move to west brom. We want players who are committed to the cause not ones who jump ship at the first sign of trouble, we've had our fill of those over the years.
He still thinks he's at fulham,para payments.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: A quick return to the top flight with the albion? He's been here 5 minutes and is already eyeing up a move to west brom. We want players who are committed to the cause not ones who jump ship at the first sign of trouble, we've had our fill of those over the years.[/p][/quote]He still thinks he's at fulham,para payments. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: -46

7:12pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Conelli98 says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
A quick return to the top flight with the albion? He's been here 5 minutes and is already eyeing up a move to west brom. We want players who are committed to the cause not ones who jump ship at the first sign of trouble, we've had our fill of those over the years.
I gave you a thumbs up for your sense of humour, many on here get far too stressed!!!😝
Well Mr Stockdale( how tempting was it to say Mr Grimsdale) I hope you and the family enjoy Brighton and the ice cream! Please could you email The Wards, Claytons and Becchio family and tell them they are most welcome too!
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: A quick return to the top flight with the albion? He's been here 5 minutes and is already eyeing up a move to west brom. We want players who are committed to the cause not ones who jump ship at the first sign of trouble, we've had our fill of those over the years.[/p][/quote]I gave you a thumbs up for your sense of humour, many on here get far too stressed!!!😝 Well Mr Stockdale( how tempting was it to say Mr Grimsdale) I hope you and the family enjoy Brighton and the ice cream! Please could you email The Wards, Claytons and Becchio family and tell them they are most welcome too! Conelli98
  • Score: 33

7:12pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Further more our intention has been laid down very clearly by our failure to sign the hot shot of the moment, Ross McCormack, who has been snapped up by the very club Stockdale has just arrived from. If it was really ambition that motivated Stockdale he would've stayed where he was. Oh no sorry I forgot we've got Chris O Grady!
Further more our intention has been laid down very clearly by our failure to sign the hot shot of the moment, Ross McCormack, who has been snapped up by the very club Stockdale has just arrived from. If it was really ambition that motivated Stockdale he would've stayed where he was. Oh no sorry I forgot we've got Chris O Grady! Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -79

7:15pm Mon 28 Jul 14

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

golddene wrote:
Brilliant news for the fans, club and team, hopefully the start of the re-build and after reading all the hand wringing from the majority of posters in the previous threads maybe this news will placate some of them, who knows there may be a lot of slight urine smelling mattresses being replaced now lol.up the Albion.
Nasty post ,most on here are cuckoo's.lol.

Let them have their daily dose.
[quote][p][bold]golddene[/bold] wrote: Brilliant news for the fans, club and team, hopefully the start of the re-build and after reading all the hand wringing from the majority of posters in the previous threads maybe this news will placate some of them, who knows there may be a lot of slight urine smelling mattresses being replaced now lol.up the Albion.[/p][/quote]Nasty post ,most on here are cuckoo's.lol. Let them have their daily dose. don't wanna do it like that
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7:28pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Jules boy says...

Piece by piece the jigsaw comes together, slowly but surely, quality must rule over quantity.
Piece by piece the jigsaw comes together, slowly but surely, quality must rule over quantity. Jules boy
  • Score: 9

7:32pm Mon 28 Jul 14

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

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Further more our intention has been laid down very clearly by our failure to sign the hot shot of the moment, Ross McCormack, who has been snapped up by the very club Stockdale has just arrived from. If it was really ambition that motivated Stockdale he would've stayed where he was. Oh no sorry I forgot we've got Chris O Grady!
Off thread how did we get so many thumbs down in 5 minutes,someone is cheating not playing to the ffp rules.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Further more our intention has been laid down very clearly by our failure to sign the hot shot of the moment, Ross McCormack, who has been snapped up by the very club Stockdale has just arrived from. If it was really ambition that motivated Stockdale he would've stayed where he was. Oh no sorry I forgot we've got Chris O Grady![/p][/quote]Off thread how did we get so many thumbs down in 5 minutes,someone is cheating not playing to the ffp rules. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: -24

7:33pm Mon 28 Jul 14

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

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Further more our intention has been laid down very clearly by our failure to sign the hot shot of the moment, Ross McCormack, who has been snapped up by the very club Stockdale has just arrived from. If it was really ambition that motivated Stockdale he would've stayed where he was. Oh no sorry I forgot we've got Chris O Grady!
Off thread how did we get so many thumbs down in 5 minutes,someone is cheating not playing to the ffp rules.
Must be one of the B boys.
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Further more our intention has been laid down very clearly by our failure to sign the hot shot of the moment, Ross McCormack, who has been snapped up by the very club Stockdale has just arrived from. If it was really ambition that motivated Stockdale he would've stayed where he was. Oh no sorry I forgot we've got Chris O Grady![/p][/quote]Off thread how did we get so many thumbs down in 5 minutes,someone is cheating not playing to the ffp rules.[/p][/quote]Must be one of the B boys. don't wanna do it like that
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7:34pm Mon 28 Jul 14

AlfieT says...

Fulham fans say he's a really nice fella, reading his comments I can't disagree. Looking forward to seeing him on Thursday evening UTA
Fulham fans say he's a really nice fella, reading his comments I can't disagree. Looking forward to seeing him on Thursday evening UTA AlfieT
  • Score: 23

7:35pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Steyning reject says...

Had a look on the Fulham fan sites, seems he held in high regard by the fans in the same way Inigo Calderon is (some one who loves and respects the fans), and for the ones who keep telling everyone on here there is no money for players, when was the last time the club spent a million on a goalkeeper or even paid for one for that matter (Walton excluded when he joined the DS). Anyway a welcome addition to the club.
Had a look on the Fulham fan sites, seems he held in high regard by the fans in the same way Inigo Calderon is (some one who loves and respects the fans), and for the ones who keep telling everyone on here there is no money for players, when was the last time the club spent a million on a goalkeeper or even paid for one for that matter (Walton excluded when he joined the DS). Anyway a welcome addition to the club. Steyning reject
  • Score: 20

7:35pm Mon 28 Jul 14

mark5 says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
A quick return to the top flight with the albion? He's been here 5 minutes and is already eyeing up a move to west brom. We want players who are committed to the cause not ones who jump ship at the first sign of trouble, we've had our fill of those over the years.
Love it!! Your wit and a decent signing have made my evening!! UTA
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: A quick return to the top flight with the albion? He's been here 5 minutes and is already eyeing up a move to west brom. We want players who are committed to the cause not ones who jump ship at the first sign of trouble, we've had our fill of those over the years.[/p][/quote]Love it!! Your wit and a decent signing have made my evening!! UTA mark5
  • Score: 5

7:37pm Mon 28 Jul 14

SMF20 says...

Fabulous signing and much needed. Sounds a good, down to earth guy too. I look forward to watching him play and welcoming him to our club.

I have to say that imho this is a massive show of intent. Paying a 7 figure sum for a goalkeeper when so many more were available for nothing says a lot in my mind. We could have kept Kuz and saved the money but we didn't. Β£1,000,000 for a GK... Wow.

I've a feeling we might see a few more gems now. I've no doubt they will be shock signings but I wouldn't be at all surprised to see us breaking our club record, outgoing.

Here's hoping for a very good week. I'd love to see Murray back.

Ura
Fabulous signing and much needed. Sounds a good, down to earth guy too. I look forward to watching him play and welcoming him to our club. I have to say that imho this is a massive show of intent. Paying a 7 figure sum for a goalkeeper when so many more were available for nothing says a lot in my mind. We could have kept Kuz and saved the money but we didn't. Β£1,000,000 for a GK... Wow. I've a feeling we might see a few more gems now. I've no doubt they will be shock signings but I wouldn't be at all surprised to see us breaking our club record, outgoing. Here's hoping for a very good week. I'd love to see Murray back. Ura SMF20
  • Score: 21

7:41pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

David comes across as a sensible guy who has responsibilities and a good attitude. Above all else he wants to be here.
A really good start to the week and well done David Burke and everyone else involved in this transfer. UTA
David comes across as a sensible guy who has responsibilities and a good attitude. Above all else he wants to be here. A really good start to the week and well done David Burke and everyone else involved in this transfer. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 11

7:41pm Mon 28 Jul 14

AlanDuffy says...

Conelli98 wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
A quick return to the top flight with the albion? He's been here 5 minutes and is already eyeing up a move to west brom. We want players who are committed to the cause not ones who jump ship at the first sign of trouble, we've had our fill of those over the years.
I gave you a thumbs up for your sense of humour, many on here get far too stressed!!!😝
Well Mr Stockdale( how tempting was it to say Mr Grimsdale) I hope you and the family enjoy Brighton and the ice cream! Please could you email The Wards, Claytons and Becchio family and tell them they are most welcome too!
Get those 3 and I WOULD be happy!!
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: A quick return to the top flight with the albion? He's been here 5 minutes and is already eyeing up a move to west brom. We want players who are committed to the cause not ones who jump ship at the first sign of trouble, we've had our fill of those over the years.[/p][/quote]I gave you a thumbs up for your sense of humour, many on here get far too stressed!!!😝 Well Mr Stockdale( how tempting was it to say Mr Grimsdale) I hope you and the family enjoy Brighton and the ice cream! Please could you email The Wards, Claytons and Becchio family and tell them they are most welcome too![/p][/quote]Get those 3 and I WOULD be happy!! AlanDuffy
  • Score: 12

7:50pm Mon 28 Jul 14

gordongull says...

If Stockdale is the calibre of player we are going to continue recruiting, I wouldn't rule us out of top six contention.
If Stockdale is the calibre of player we are going to continue recruiting, I wouldn't rule us out of top six contention. gordongull
  • Score: 15

8:00pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Neville says...

I posted last week that I was led to believe by someone in the know three signings by end of week,hopefully the other two happen.
Lots of posts would love to see Becchio,me included,but informed he is not interested in coming to Brighton,shame.
I posted last week that I was led to believe by someone in the know three signings by end of week,hopefully the other two happen. Lots of posts would love to see Becchio,me included,but informed he is not interested in coming to Brighton,shame. Neville
  • Score: -3

8:00pm Mon 28 Jul 14

mark5 says...

kipper12 wrote:
Great news at last !, a quality signing !!! Just what I needed to hear after a Monday at work !!!! Now keep me coming TB please !!!!
I hope you mean "keep THEM coming " Kipper!!
[quote][p][bold]kipper12[/bold] wrote: Great news at last !, a quality signing !!! Just what I needed to hear after a Monday at work !!!! Now keep me coming TB please !!!![/p][/quote]I hope you mean "keep THEM coming " Kipper!! mark5
  • Score: 20

8:07pm Mon 28 Jul 14

ringtone says...

Steyning reject wrote:
Had a look on the Fulham fan sites, seems he held in high regard by the fans in the same way Inigo Calderon is (some one who loves and respects the fans), and for the ones who keep telling everyone on here there is no money for players, when was the last time the club spent a million on a goalkeeper or even paid for one for that matter (Walton excluded when he joined the DS). Anyway a welcome addition to the club.
Is that the calderon who tried to jump ship to Southampton in 2010?
[quote][p][bold]Steyning reject[/bold] wrote: Had a look on the Fulham fan sites, seems he held in high regard by the fans in the same way Inigo Calderon is (some one who loves and respects the fans), and for the ones who keep telling everyone on here there is no money for players, when was the last time the club spent a million on a goalkeeper or even paid for one for that matter (Walton excluded when he joined the DS). Anyway a welcome addition to the club.[/p][/quote]Is that the calderon who tried to jump ship to Southampton in 2010? ringtone
  • Score: -20

8:09pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Albion In Staffs says...

One swallow and all that, but, isn't it nice to finally hear about a guy who played the majority of his club's PL games as the preferred option to the squad alternative, who has been recruited through a team effort and immediately sets out the sort of ambition we've all been crying out for in the last weeks?
One swallow and all that, but, isn't it nice to finally hear about a guy who played the majority of his club's PL games as the preferred option to the squad alternative, who has been recruited through a team effort and immediately sets out the sort of ambition we've all been crying out for in the last weeks? Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 9

8:13pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Steyning reject says...

ringtone wrote:
Steyning reject wrote:
Had a look on the Fulham fan sites, seems he held in high regard by the fans in the same way Inigo Calderon is (some one who loves and respects the fans), and for the ones who keep telling everyone on here there is no money for players, when was the last time the club spent a million on a goalkeeper or even paid for one for that matter (Walton excluded when he joined the DS). Anyway a welcome addition to the club.
Is that the calderon who tried to jump ship to Southampton in 2010?
And couldn't leave in the end and signed a new contact at the club he loves
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steyning reject[/bold] wrote: Had a look on the Fulham fan sites, seems he held in high regard by the fans in the same way Inigo Calderon is (some one who loves and respects the fans), and for the ones who keep telling everyone on here there is no money for players, when was the last time the club spent a million on a goalkeeper or even paid for one for that matter (Walton excluded when he joined the DS). Anyway a welcome addition to the club.[/p][/quote]Is that the calderon who tried to jump ship to Southampton in 2010?[/p][/quote]And couldn't leave in the end and signed a new contact at the club he loves Steyning reject
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8:17pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Liambhataylor19 says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
A quick return to the top flight with the albion? He's been here 5 minutes and is already eyeing up a move to west brom. We want players who are committed to the cause not ones who jump ship at the first sign of trouble, we've had our fill of those over the years.
Wow your comments make me laugh. David is a great gk and want to be in the prem with brighton same with anybody else who walks through them doors. Why don't you stop writing stupid posts and moan somewhere else.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: A quick return to the top flight with the albion? He's been here 5 minutes and is already eyeing up a move to west brom. We want players who are committed to the cause not ones who jump ship at the first sign of trouble, we've had our fill of those over the years.[/p][/quote]Wow your comments make me laugh. David is a great gk and want to be in the prem with brighton same with anybody else who walks through them doors. Why don't you stop writing stupid posts and moan somewhere else. Liambhataylor19
  • Score: 12

8:21pm Mon 28 Jul 14

ringtone says...

Liambhataylor19 wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
A quick return to the top flight with the albion? He's been here 5 minutes and is already eyeing up a move to west brom. We want players who are committed to the cause not ones who jump ship at the first sign of trouble, we've had our fill of those over the years.
Wow your comments make me laugh. David is a great gk and want to be in the prem with brighton same with anybody else who walks through them doors. Why don't you stop writing stupid posts and moan somewhere else.
He cant be that good if Fulham got relegated.

Certainly no Virgil van Dyke more Dick van Dyke.
[quote][p][bold]Liambhataylor19[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: A quick return to the top flight with the albion? He's been here 5 minutes and is already eyeing up a move to west brom. We want players who are committed to the cause not ones who jump ship at the first sign of trouble, we've had our fill of those over the years.[/p][/quote]Wow your comments make me laugh. David is a great gk and want to be in the prem with brighton same with anybody else who walks through them doors. Why don't you stop writing stupid posts and moan somewhere else.[/p][/quote]He cant be that good if Fulham got relegated. Certainly no Virgil van Dyke more Dick van Dyke. ringtone
  • Score: -12

8:26pm Mon 28 Jul 14

London Dave says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Further more our intention has been laid down very clearly by our failure to sign the hot shot of the moment, Ross McCormack, who has been snapped up by the very club Stockdale has just arrived from. If it was really ambition that motivated Stockdale he would've stayed where he was. Oh no sorry I forgot we've got Chris O Grady!
Minus 23 thumbs down for this post? Really? I can only assume some readers have history with the author.

Maybe the sentiment could have been put slightly differently, and it's obviously good news the club have brought in a decent signing, which could have been acknowledged.

But, equally, if we're honest there are a reasonable handful of other clubs in the Championship that, at the very least, give the impression of being more ambitious than us in the short term and are therefore more likely to attract the better players needed to push for the Premier League right now.

Slightly more medium to long term (i.e. more in line with the vision of TB, Barber et al - who would probably view promotion this year or next as a bonus), then Albion could well be the place to be.

For now, there is a bit more quality going out than coming. But I'm still hopeful (though not absolutely 100% convinced) this will change in time, despite our problems attracting the players we want and/or need in the shorter term.

Cheers
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Further more our intention has been laid down very clearly by our failure to sign the hot shot of the moment, Ross McCormack, who has been snapped up by the very club Stockdale has just arrived from. If it was really ambition that motivated Stockdale he would've stayed where he was. Oh no sorry I forgot we've got Chris O Grady![/p][/quote]Minus 23 thumbs down for this post? Really? I can only assume some readers have history with the author. Maybe the sentiment could have been put slightly differently, and it's obviously good news the club have brought in a decent signing, which could have been acknowledged. But, equally, if we're honest there are a reasonable handful of other clubs in the Championship that, at the very least, give the impression of being more ambitious than us in the short term and are therefore more likely to attract the better players needed to push for the Premier League right now. Slightly more medium to long term (i.e. more in line with the vision of TB, Barber et al - who would probably view promotion this year or next as a bonus), then Albion could well be the place to be. For now, there is a bit more quality going out than coming. But I'm still hopeful (though not absolutely 100% convinced) this will change in time, despite our problems attracting the players we want and/or need in the shorter term. Cheers London Dave
  • Score: -13

8:26pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Claude Back says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
A quick return to the top flight with the albion? He's been here 5 minutes and is already eyeing up a move to west brom. We want players who are committed to the cause not ones who jump ship at the first sign of trouble, we've had our fill of those over the years.
Mayfield, I appreciated your joke even if nobody else seems to have got it.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: A quick return to the top flight with the albion? He's been here 5 minutes and is already eyeing up a move to west brom. We want players who are committed to the cause not ones who jump ship at the first sign of trouble, we've had our fill of those over the years.[/p][/quote]Mayfield, I appreciated your joke even if nobody else seems to have got it. Claude Back
  • Score: -4

8:29pm Mon 28 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

Buying, as opposed to borrowing, a keeper has to be a good move, it offers continuity at least for the next two seasons, and maybe longer. If one or more defenders are still to come then I hope we buy them on three year deals too.

Upfront talent comes at a price so loan deals might suit us better, even if we have to wait a little longer to get our target/targets.
Buying, as opposed to borrowing, a keeper has to be a good move, it offers continuity at least for the next two seasons, and maybe longer. If one or more defenders are still to come then I hope we buy them on three year deals too. Upfront talent comes at a price so loan deals might suit us better, even if we have to wait a little longer to get our target/targets. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

8:35pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Claude Back says...

Claude Back wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
A quick return to the top flight with the albion? He's been here 5 minutes and is already eyeing up a move to west brom. We want players who are committed to the cause not ones who jump ship at the first sign of trouble, we've had our fill of those over the years.
Mayfield, I appreciated your joke even if nobody else seems to have got it.
Mark 5 and Conelli excluded.
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: A quick return to the top flight with the albion? He's been here 5 minutes and is already eyeing up a move to west brom. We want players who are committed to the cause not ones who jump ship at the first sign of trouble, we've had our fill of those over the years.[/p][/quote]Mayfield, I appreciated your joke even if nobody else seems to have got it.[/p][/quote]Mark 5 and Conelli excluded. Claude Back
  • Score: -2

8:38pm Mon 28 Jul 14

tug509 says...

golddene wrote:
Brilliant news for the fans, club and team, hopefully the start of the re-build and after reading all the hand wringing from the majority of posters in the previous threads maybe this news will placate some of them, who knows there may be a lot of slight urine smelling mattresses being replaced now lol.up the Albion.
What the he1l are you on ,are you one of those idiots they complained about on NSC ,get it sorted for petes sake .
[quote][p][bold]golddene[/bold] wrote: Brilliant news for the fans, club and team, hopefully the start of the re-build and after reading all the hand wringing from the majority of posters in the previous threads maybe this news will placate some of them, who knows there may be a lot of slight urine smelling mattresses being replaced now lol.up the Albion.[/p][/quote]What the he1l are you on ,are you one of those idiots they complained about on NSC ,get it sorted for petes sake . tug509
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8:39pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

Good news...and coming from Fulham he's used to being kept busy!
Good news...and coming from Fulham he's used to being kept busy! Willie, Willie Irvine
  • Score: 14

8:41pm Mon 28 Jul 14

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

ringtone wrote:
Liambhataylor19 wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
A quick return to the top flight with the albion? He's been here 5 minutes and is already eyeing up a move to west brom. We want players who are committed to the cause not ones who jump ship at the first sign of trouble, we've had our fill of those over the years.
Wow your comments make me laugh. David is a great gk and want to be in the prem with brighton same with anybody else who walks through them doors. Why don't you stop writing stupid posts and moan somewhere else.
He cant be that good if Fulham got relegated.

Certainly no Virgil van Dyke more Dick van Dyke.
Then VGD does not play in goal.

Loved Dick Van dyke he could chimney sweep keep a clean(sheet).
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Liambhataylor19[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: A quick return to the top flight with the albion? He's been here 5 minutes and is already eyeing up a move to west brom. We want players who are committed to the cause not ones who jump ship at the first sign of trouble, we've had our fill of those over the years.[/p][/quote]Wow your comments make me laugh. David is a great gk and want to be in the prem with brighton same with anybody else who walks through them doors. Why don't you stop writing stupid posts and moan somewhere else.[/p][/quote]He cant be that good if Fulham got relegated. Certainly no Virgil van Dyke more Dick van Dyke.[/p][/quote]Then VGD does not play in goal. Loved Dick Van dyke he could chimney sweep keep a clean(sheet). don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 1

8:43pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Conelli98 says...

Claude Back wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
A quick return to the top flight with the albion? He's been here 5 minutes and is already eyeing up a move to west brom. We want players who are committed to the cause not ones who jump ship at the first sign of trouble, we've had our fill of those over the years.
Mayfield, I appreciated your joke even if nobody else seems to have got it.
Mark 5 and Conelli excluded.
See what happens! One good signing and we are all harmonious and fluffy with each other😍
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: A quick return to the top flight with the albion? He's been here 5 minutes and is already eyeing up a move to west brom. We want players who are committed to the cause not ones who jump ship at the first sign of trouble, we've had our fill of those over the years.[/p][/quote]Mayfield, I appreciated your joke even if nobody else seems to have got it.[/p][/quote]Mark 5 and Conelli excluded.[/p][/quote]See what happens! One good signing and we are all harmonious and fluffy with each other😍 Conelli98
  • Score: 7

8:48pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Conelli98 says...

Neville wrote:
I posted last week that I was led to believe by someone in the know three signings by end of week,hopefully the other two happen.
Lots of posts would love to see Becchio,me included,but informed he is not interested in coming to Brighton,shame.
I tend to agree about Becchio, I'm sure he has had a chat with Ulloa at some point (both being Argentinian) and has been put off. Would love to take Vaz Te on loan.
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: I posted last week that I was led to believe by someone in the know three signings by end of week,hopefully the other two happen. Lots of posts would love to see Becchio,me included,but informed he is not interested in coming to Brighton,shame.[/p][/quote]I tend to agree about Becchio, I'm sure he has had a chat with Ulloa at some point (both being Argentinian) and has been put off. Would love to take Vaz Te on loan. Conelli98
  • Score: -8

8:54pm Mon 28 Jul 14

OldGull says...

Quality is worth waiting for.
I for one am glad the Albion didn't just rush out and buy any old keeper.
Instead they were patient and bought in a quality keeper on a 3 year contract.
well done TB,DB,SH & AN
Quality is worth waiting for. I for one am glad the Albion didn't just rush out and buy any old keeper. Instead they were patient and bought in a quality keeper on a 3 year contract. well done TB,DB,SH & AN OldGull
  • Score: 14

9:07pm Mon 28 Jul 14

OzzieGull says...

kipper12 wrote:
Great news at last !, a quality signing !!! Just what I needed to hear after a Monday at work !!!! Now keep me coming TB please !!!!
I sincerely hope you meant keep "em" coming as opposed to "me"
[quote][p][bold]kipper12[/bold] wrote: Great news at last !, a quality signing !!! Just what I needed to hear after a Monday at work !!!! Now keep me coming TB please !!!![/p][/quote]I sincerely hope you meant keep "em" coming as opposed to "me" OzzieGull
  • Score: 14

9:43pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Conelli98 says...

Conelli98 wrote:
Neville wrote:
I posted last week that I was led to believe by someone in the know three signings by end of week,hopefully the other two happen.
Lots of posts would love to see Becchio,me included,but informed he is not interested in coming to Brighton,shame.
I tend to agree about Becchio, I'm sure he has had a chat with Ulloa at some point (both being Argentinian) and has been put off. Would love to take Vaz Te on loan.
Why -3 for Becchio post? Or r u telling me you people wouldn't want Vaz Te?
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: I posted last week that I was led to believe by someone in the know three signings by end of week,hopefully the other two happen. Lots of posts would love to see Becchio,me included,but informed he is not interested in coming to Brighton,shame.[/p][/quote]I tend to agree about Becchio, I'm sure he has had a chat with Ulloa at some point (both being Argentinian) and has been put off. Would love to take Vaz Te on loan.[/p][/quote]Why -3 for Becchio post? Or r u telling me you people wouldn't want Vaz Te? Conelli98
  • Score: 3

10:02pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Far gull says...

If you think we have a few issues as fans of BHA and the way club is run try visiting Southampton echo website and read of their fans dismay . Be lucky if the board are not lynched by the weekend. They by then will have sold 7 first team players and 1 of their young talents .
Things like what is point of great academy etc. I
Worth a look we all have our issues with our clubs as fans but read and then think we are not as badly off as we think !
If you think we have a few issues as fans of BHA and the way club is run try visiting Southampton echo website and read of their fans dismay . Be lucky if the board are not lynched by the weekend. They by then will have sold 7 first team players and 1 of their young talents . Things like what is point of great academy etc. I Worth a look we all have our issues with our clubs as fans but read and then think we are not as badly off as we think ! Far gull
  • Score: 3

10:21pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Marky24 says...

Southampton will be the richest championship team come the 2015/16 season
Southampton will be the richest championship team come the 2015/16 season Marky24
  • Score: 2

10:46pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

It is interesting that we are recruiting on 3 year deals now which is what we didn't do last season. Ashley Barnes left because he was only offered 2 years.
Maybe those negotiating the deals have had a change of mind regarding how we should do things., which can only be good for the future.
Things are looking up. UTA
It is interesting that we are recruiting on 3 year deals now which is what we didn't do last season. Ashley Barnes left because he was only offered 2 years. Maybe those negotiating the deals have had a change of mind regarding how we should do things., which can only be good for the future. Things are looking up. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 4

11:13pm Mon 28 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

If we can enter the 2015/16 season with the backbone of the squad all in their mid twenties, those older players with a year or two left on their contracts could become back up, and those such as Greer, Bruno and Calde would go. New quality recruits at that time could see a promotion winning squad. Signing players now on contracts longer than three years makes them epensive to pay off should we decide to, and promotion would suggest we would. The other side of that is, we could get two good seasons and then decide to sell one or more of them with a year left on their contracts.
If we can enter the 2015/16 season with the backbone of the squad all in their mid twenties, those older players with a year or two left on their contracts could become back up, and those such as Greer, Bruno and Calde would go. New quality recruits at that time could see a promotion winning squad. Signing players now on contracts longer than three years makes them epensive to pay off should we decide to, and promotion would suggest we would. The other side of that is, we could get two good seasons and then decide to sell one or more of them with a year left on their contracts. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -5

11:55pm Mon 28 Jul 14

driverchris53 says...

At last we are signing players who will be good enough when we go up.We have a nucleus of young players who can only improve.We are on our way at last.One really quality signing will do now PLEASE
At last we are signing players who will be good enough when we go up.We have a nucleus of young players who can only improve.We are on our way at last.One really quality signing will do now PLEASE driverchris53
  • Score: 1

12:14am Tue 29 Jul 14

ringtone says...

OldGull wrote:
Quality is worth waiting for.
I for one am glad the Albion didn't just rush out and buy any old keeper.
Instead they were patient and bought in a quality keeper on a 3 year contract.
well done TB,DB,SH & AN
Yes they did well to get him to agree to 10 grand a week.
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: Quality is worth waiting for. I for one am glad the Albion didn't just rush out and buy any old keeper. Instead they were patient and bought in a quality keeper on a 3 year contract. well done TB,DB,SH & AN[/p][/quote]Yes they did well to get him to agree to 10 grand a week. ringtone
  • Score: -1

12:16am Tue 29 Jul 14

ringtone says...

Steyning reject wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Steyning reject wrote:
Had a look on the Fulham fan sites, seems he held in high regard by the fans in the same way Inigo Calderon is (some one who loves and respects the fans), and for the ones who keep telling everyone on here there is no money for players, when was the last time the club spent a million on a goalkeeper or even paid for one for that matter (Walton excluded when he joined the DS). Anyway a welcome addition to the club.
Is that the calderon who tried to jump ship to Southampton in 2010?
And couldn't leave in the end and signed a new contact at the club he loves
Mug
[quote][p][bold]Steyning reject[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steyning reject[/bold] wrote: Had a look on the Fulham fan sites, seems he held in high regard by the fans in the same way Inigo Calderon is (some one who loves and respects the fans), and for the ones who keep telling everyone on here there is no money for players, when was the last time the club spent a million on a goalkeeper or even paid for one for that matter (Walton excluded when he joined the DS). Anyway a welcome addition to the club.[/p][/quote]Is that the calderon who tried to jump ship to Southampton in 2010?[/p][/quote]And couldn't leave in the end and signed a new contact at the club he loves[/p][/quote]Mug ringtone
  • Score: -11

12:23am Tue 29 Jul 14

ringtone says...

Far gull wrote:
If you think we have a few issues as fans of BHA and the way club is run try visiting Southampton echo website and read of their fans dismay . Be lucky if the board are not lynched by the weekend. They by then will have sold 7 first team players and 1 of their young talents .
Things like what is point of great academy etc. I
Worth a look we all have our issues with our clubs as fans but read and then think we are not as badly off as we think !
The players wanted to go (heads turned by bigger clubs and more money) nothing the saints could do.

Exactly the same would happen to Brighton.

Have you forgotten Ulloa already?
[quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: If you think we have a few issues as fans of BHA and the way club is run try visiting Southampton echo website and read of their fans dismay . Be lucky if the board are not lynched by the weekend. They by then will have sold 7 first team players and 1 of their young talents . Things like what is point of great academy etc. I Worth a look we all have our issues with our clubs as fans but read and then think we are not as badly off as we think ![/p][/quote]The players wanted to go (heads turned by bigger clubs and more money) nothing the saints could do. Exactly the same would happen to Brighton. Have you forgotten Ulloa already? ringtone
  • Score: -2

12:34am Tue 29 Jul 14

ringtone says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
If we can enter the 2015/16 season with the backbone of the squad all in their mid twenties, those older players with a year or two left on their contracts could become back up, and those such as Greer, Bruno and Calde would go. New quality recruits at that time could see a promotion winning squad. Signing players now on contracts longer than three years makes them epensive to pay off should we decide to, and promotion would suggest we would. The other side of that is, we could get two good seasons and then decide to sell one or more of them with a year left on their contracts.
How can you expect player loyalty when you are already counting the days until Greer, Bruno and Calderon are shown the door.

Are you an accountant? Totally heartless from someone who never goes to games.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: If we can enter the 2015/16 season with the backbone of the squad all in their mid twenties, those older players with a year or two left on their contracts could become back up, and those such as Greer, Bruno and Calde would go. New quality recruits at that time could see a promotion winning squad. Signing players now on contracts longer than three years makes them epensive to pay off should we decide to, and promotion would suggest we would. The other side of that is, we could get two good seasons and then decide to sell one or more of them with a year left on their contracts.[/p][/quote]How can you expect player loyalty when you are already counting the days until Greer, Bruno and Calderon are shown the door. Are you an accountant? Totally heartless from someone who never goes to games. ringtone
  • Score: 4

12:38am Tue 29 Jul 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Far gull wrote:
If you think we have a few issues as fans of BHA and the way club is run try visiting Southampton echo website and read of their fans dismay . Be lucky if the board are not lynched by the weekend. They by then will have sold 7 first team players and 1 of their young talents .
Things like what is point of great academy etc. I
Worth a look we all have our issues with our clubs as fans but read and then think we are not as badly off as we think !
This is the problem with spending a fortune on an academy. If it's successful you'll have a talented bunch of players that will bring the club success, well top half of the premier league for about 5 minutes.... until mega bucks clubs steam in and cherry pick any players worth having, leaving you right back at square one. By which time you may as well have just begged borrowed or stolen a fortune to sign a load of mercenaries to get to where you want to be. I think Southampton are the ghost of albion future and while the academy is well meaning it could easily turn out to be a millstone round our necks. Suddenly the Tony Fernandes approach looks wiser than ever. The running costs of an academy will cancel out any profits made on players anyway, which is why saints are desperately now trying to recoup their losses.
[quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: If you think we have a few issues as fans of BHA and the way club is run try visiting Southampton echo website and read of their fans dismay . Be lucky if the board are not lynched by the weekend. They by then will have sold 7 first team players and 1 of their young talents . Things like what is point of great academy etc. I Worth a look we all have our issues with our clubs as fans but read and then think we are not as badly off as we think ![/p][/quote]This is the problem with spending a fortune on an academy. If it's successful you'll have a talented bunch of players that will bring the club success, well top half of the premier league for about 5 minutes.... until mega bucks clubs steam in and cherry pick any players worth having, leaving you right back at square one. By which time you may as well have just begged borrowed or stolen a fortune to sign a load of mercenaries to get to where you want to be. I think Southampton are the ghost of albion future and while the academy is well meaning it could easily turn out to be a millstone round our necks. Suddenly the Tony Fernandes approach looks wiser than ever. The running costs of an academy will cancel out any profits made on players anyway, which is why saints are desperately now trying to recoup their losses. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -7

2:31am Tue 29 Jul 14

Captain Haddock says...

Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making.

Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).
Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making. Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned). Captain Haddock
  • Score: 6

2:44am Tue 29 Jul 14

Captain Haddock says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making.

Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).
Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making. Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).[/p][/quote]Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 3

3:51am Tue 29 Jul 14

mark by the sea says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Far gull wrote:
If you think we have a few issues as fans of BHA and the way club is run try visiting Southampton echo website and read of their fans dismay . Be lucky if the board are not lynched by the weekend. They by then will have sold 7 first team players and 1 of their young talents .
Things like what is point of great academy etc. I
Worth a look we all have our issues with our clubs as fans but read and then think we are not as badly off as we think !
This is the problem with spending a fortune on an academy. If it's successful you'll have a talented bunch of players that will bring the club success, well top half of the premier league for about 5 minutes.... until mega bucks clubs steam in and cherry pick any players worth having, leaving you right back at square one. By which time you may as well have just begged borrowed or stolen a fortune to sign a load of mercenaries to get to where you want to be. I think Southampton are the ghost of albion future and while the academy is well meaning it could easily turn out to be a millstone round our necks. Suddenly the Tony Fernandes approach looks wiser than ever. The running costs of an academy will cancel out any profits made on players anyway, which is why saints are desperately now trying to recoup their losses.
What are you talking about?? Saints have just collected 70 million this summer , the sales over last ten years from academy products 100 million, or 10m a year, plus what they have done on the pitch!
Saints have ward prowse. ,me am Gallagher and 3-4 others coming through ... Not ideal to sell so many in one year, but it gives the chance to others.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: If you think we have a few issues as fans of BHA and the way club is run try visiting Southampton echo website and read of their fans dismay . Be lucky if the board are not lynched by the weekend. They by then will have sold 7 first team players and 1 of their young talents . Things like what is point of great academy etc. I Worth a look we all have our issues with our clubs as fans but read and then think we are not as badly off as we think ![/p][/quote]This is the problem with spending a fortune on an academy. If it's successful you'll have a talented bunch of players that will bring the club success, well top half of the premier league for about 5 minutes.... until mega bucks clubs steam in and cherry pick any players worth having, leaving you right back at square one. By which time you may as well have just begged borrowed or stolen a fortune to sign a load of mercenaries to get to where you want to be. I think Southampton are the ghost of albion future and while the academy is well meaning it could easily turn out to be a millstone round our necks. Suddenly the Tony Fernandes approach looks wiser than ever. The running costs of an academy will cancel out any profits made on players anyway, which is why saints are desperately now trying to recoup their losses.[/p][/quote]What are you talking about?? Saints have just collected 70 million this summer , the sales over last ten years from academy products 100 million, or 10m a year, plus what they have done on the pitch! Saints have ward prowse. ,me am Gallagher and 3-4 others coming through ... Not ideal to sell so many in one year, but it gives the chance to others. mark by the sea
  • Score: 8

10:00am Tue 29 Jul 14

lenward says...

What is good to see is the club is in a position to sign a player on contract and not on loan, which may have been the case if we did not sale Ulloa. Now I am not saying the club will not bring in long term loan players, but now it may be only one or two.

On a different subject, I see someone mentioned what is going on at Southampton. The truth is they have spent money they did not have to get into the premiership, and now the FFP is getting closer, they are trying to balance the box, and that is why they have to sale players.

These people who love to moan about to why the Albion board are not offering players top money, should talk to Southampton supporters, only then will there see quick fixes only work in the short term.
What is good to see is the club is in a position to sign a player on contract and not on loan, which may have been the case if we did not sale Ulloa. Now I am not saying the club will not bring in long term loan players, but now it may be only one or two. On a different subject, I see someone mentioned what is going on at Southampton. The truth is they have spent money they did not have to get into the premiership, and now the FFP is getting closer, they are trying to balance the box, and that is why they have to sale players. These people who love to moan about to why the Albion board are not offering players top money, should talk to Southampton supporters, only then will there see quick fixes only work in the short term. lenward
  • Score: -3

10:00am Tue 29 Jul 14

Captain Haddock says...

ringtone wrote:
Steyning reject wrote:
Had a look on the Fulham fan sites, seems he held in high regard by the fans in the same way Inigo Calderon is (some one who loves and respects the fans), and for the ones who keep telling everyone on here there is no money for players, when was the last time the club spent a million on a goalkeeper or even paid for one for that matter (Walton excluded when he joined the DS). Anyway a welcome addition to the club.
Is that the calderon who tried to jump ship to Southampton in 2010?
That's the one...he DIDN'T jump ship BECAUSE he loved and respected the fans. That's why we love him. Next.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steyning reject[/bold] wrote: Had a look on the Fulham fan sites, seems he held in high regard by the fans in the same way Inigo Calderon is (some one who loves and respects the fans), and for the ones who keep telling everyone on here there is no money for players, when was the last time the club spent a million on a goalkeeper or even paid for one for that matter (Walton excluded when he joined the DS). Anyway a welcome addition to the club.[/p][/quote]Is that the calderon who tried to jump ship to Southampton in 2010?[/p][/quote]That's the one...he DIDN'T jump ship BECAUSE he loved and respected the fans. That's why we love him. Next. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 3

10:03am Tue 29 Jul 14

ringtone says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Steyning reject wrote:
Had a look on the Fulham fan sites, seems he held in high regard by the fans in the same way Inigo Calderon is (some one who loves and respects the fans), and for the ones who keep telling everyone on here there is no money for players, when was the last time the club spent a million on a goalkeeper or even paid for one for that matter (Walton excluded when he joined the DS). Anyway a welcome addition to the club.
Is that the calderon who tried to jump ship to Southampton in 2010?
That's the one...he DIDN'T jump ship BECAUSE he loved and respected the fans. That's why we love him. Next.
Ha Ha, nice one captain.
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steyning reject[/bold] wrote: Had a look on the Fulham fan sites, seems he held in high regard by the fans in the same way Inigo Calderon is (some one who loves and respects the fans), and for the ones who keep telling everyone on here there is no money for players, when was the last time the club spent a million on a goalkeeper or even paid for one for that matter (Walton excluded when he joined the DS). Anyway a welcome addition to the club.[/p][/quote]Is that the calderon who tried to jump ship to Southampton in 2010?[/p][/quote]That's the one...he DIDN'T jump ship BECAUSE he loved and respected the fans. That's why we love him. Next.[/p][/quote]Ha Ha, nice one captain. ringtone
  • Score: -2

10:23am Tue 29 Jul 14

ringtone says...

lenward wrote:
What is good to see is the club is in a position to sign a player on contract and not on loan, which may have been the case if we did not sale Ulloa. Now I am not saying the club will not bring in long term loan players, but now it may be only one or two.

On a different subject, I see someone mentioned what is going on at Southampton. The truth is they have spent money they did not have to get into the premiership, and now the FFP is getting closer, they are trying to balance the box, and that is why they have to sale players.

These people who love to moan about to why the Albion board are not offering players top money, should talk to Southampton supporters, only then will there see quick fixes only work in the short term.
Absolute rubbish.

Southampton did not need to sell any of their players.
[quote][p][bold]lenward[/bold] wrote: What is good to see is the club is in a position to sign a player on contract and not on loan, which may have been the case if we did not sale Ulloa. Now I am not saying the club will not bring in long term loan players, but now it may be only one or two. On a different subject, I see someone mentioned what is going on at Southampton. The truth is they have spent money they did not have to get into the premiership, and now the FFP is getting closer, they are trying to balance the box, and that is why they have to sale players. These people who love to moan about to why the Albion board are not offering players top money, should talk to Southampton supporters, only then will there see quick fixes only work in the short term.[/p][/quote]Absolute rubbish. Southampton did not need to sell any of their players. ringtone
  • Score: -2

10:40am Tue 29 Jul 14

AlanDuffy says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making.

Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).
Hope he's kept the blue and white beard...........and that your contact is right - would be a good signing.
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making. Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).[/p][/quote]Hope he's kept the blue and white beard...........and that your contact is right - would be a good signing. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 5

11:17am Tue 29 Jul 14

Captain Haddock says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Far gull wrote:
If you think we have a few issues as fans of BHA and the way club is run try visiting Southampton echo website and read of their fans dismay . Be lucky if the board are not lynched by the weekend. They by then will have sold 7 first team players and 1 of their young talents .
Things like what is point of great academy etc. I
Worth a look we all have our issues with our clubs as fans but read and then think we are not as badly off as we think !
This is the problem with spending a fortune on an academy. If it's successful you'll have a talented bunch of players that will bring the club success, well top half of the premier league for about 5 minutes.... until mega bucks clubs steam in and cherry pick any players worth having, leaving you right back at square one. By which time you may as well have just begged borrowed or stolen a fortune to sign a load of mercenaries to get to where you want to be. I think Southampton are the ghost of albion future and while the academy is well meaning it could easily turn out to be a millstone round our necks. Suddenly the Tony Fernandes approach looks wiser than ever. The running costs of an academy will cancel out any profits made on players anyway, which is why saints are desperately now trying to recoup their losses.
What are you talking about?? Saints have just collected 70 million this summer , the sales over last ten years from academy products 100 million, or 10m a year, plus what they have done on the pitch!
Saints have ward prowse. ,me am Gallagher and 3-4 others coming through ... Not ideal to sell so many in one year, but it gives the chance to others.
Spot on. If we emulate Saints academy I'd be a happy Haddock!
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: If you think we have a few issues as fans of BHA and the way club is run try visiting Southampton echo website and read of their fans dismay . Be lucky if the board are not lynched by the weekend. They by then will have sold 7 first team players and 1 of their young talents . Things like what is point of great academy etc. I Worth a look we all have our issues with our clubs as fans but read and then think we are not as badly off as we think ![/p][/quote]This is the problem with spending a fortune on an academy. If it's successful you'll have a talented bunch of players that will bring the club success, well top half of the premier league for about 5 minutes.... until mega bucks clubs steam in and cherry pick any players worth having, leaving you right back at square one. By which time you may as well have just begged borrowed or stolen a fortune to sign a load of mercenaries to get to where you want to be. I think Southampton are the ghost of albion future and while the academy is well meaning it could easily turn out to be a millstone round our necks. Suddenly the Tony Fernandes approach looks wiser than ever. The running costs of an academy will cancel out any profits made on players anyway, which is why saints are desperately now trying to recoup their losses.[/p][/quote]What are you talking about?? Saints have just collected 70 million this summer , the sales over last ten years from academy products 100 million, or 10m a year, plus what they have done on the pitch! Saints have ward prowse. ,me am Gallagher and 3-4 others coming through ... Not ideal to sell so many in one year, but it gives the chance to others.[/p][/quote]Spot on. If we emulate Saints academy I'd be a happy Haddock! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 5

11:36am Tue 29 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

Good move by Barber to come out and make a statement regarding our transfer efforts. Also good to hear that Sami is fully involved in the process. If the signing of Stockdale is seen as a very good move, and it appears that it is, where does that leave all those that delight in slating Burke.
Good move by Barber to come out and make a statement regarding our transfer efforts. Also good to hear that Sami is fully involved in the process. If the signing of Stockdale is seen as a very good move, and it appears that it is, where does that leave all those that delight in slating Burke. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

12:53pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Claude Back says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making.

Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).
Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.
Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion!
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making. Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).[/p][/quote]Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.[/p][/quote]Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion! Claude Back
  • Score: 3

1:15pm Tue 29 Jul 14

the taffster says...

I would be on the phone to palace trying to get Glenn Murray back....I can't think of a better replacement for ulloa..
I would be on the phone to palace trying to get Glenn Murray back....I can't think of a better replacement for ulloa.. the taffster
  • Score: -1

1:15pm Tue 29 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

Claude Back wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making.

Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).
Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.
Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion!
I wonder how, 'young,' young is when thinking of this loan deal. One would have to think that this is not a DS lad, Liverpool have their own DS system so why send him to ours.
I would guess that the thinking is by placing him with us, he gets playing time, so more polished than Fenelon but maybe not quite on a par with CMS. If this deal has legs, could the lad be one of two strikers to come in, with the other being more experienced, that could open the door for Fenelon to go out on loan.
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making. Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).[/p][/quote]Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.[/p][/quote]Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion![/p][/quote]I wonder how, 'young,' young is when thinking of this loan deal. One would have to think that this is not a DS lad, Liverpool have their own DS system so why send him to ours. I would guess that the thinking is by placing him with us, he gets playing time, so more polished than Fenelon but maybe not quite on a par with CMS. If this deal has legs, could the lad be one of two strikers to come in, with the other being more experienced, that could open the door for Fenelon to go out on loan. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -1

1:30pm Tue 29 Jul 14

gordongull says...

lenward wrote:
What is good to see is the club is in a position to sign a player on contract and not on loan, which may have been the case if we did not sale Ulloa. Now I am not saying the club will not bring in long term loan players, but now it may be only one or two.

On a different subject, I see someone mentioned what is going on at Southampton. The truth is they have spent money they did not have to get into the premiership, and now the FFP is getting closer, they are trying to balance the box, and that is why they have to sale players.

These people who love to moan about to why the Albion board are not offering players top money, should talk to Southampton supporters, only then will there see quick fixes only work in the short term.
What are you talking about, Lenward???
With a fortune of around Β£3 billion, Katharina Liebherr is the 9th richest football club owner in England. Do you think she borrowed the money to secure promotion to the Premier League? transfers out from Southampton this summer have generated over Β£100 million.
They did not need to sell any of their players. They were just unable to prevent them from leaving to go to Top Four teams.
If you had taken your own advice, and talked to Southampton supporters, you wouldn't have posted anything so wildly inaccurate.
[quote][p][bold]lenward[/bold] wrote: What is good to see is the club is in a position to sign a player on contract and not on loan, which may have been the case if we did not sale Ulloa. Now I am not saying the club will not bring in long term loan players, but now it may be only one or two. On a different subject, I see someone mentioned what is going on at Southampton. The truth is they have spent money they did not have to get into the premiership, and now the FFP is getting closer, they are trying to balance the box, and that is why they have to sale players. These people who love to moan about to why the Albion board are not offering players top money, should talk to Southampton supporters, only then will there see quick fixes only work in the short term.[/p][/quote]What are you talking about, Lenward??? With a fortune of around Β£3 billion, Katharina Liebherr is the 9th richest football club owner in England. Do you think she borrowed the money to secure promotion to the Premier League? transfers out from Southampton this summer have generated over Β£100 million. They did not need to sell any of their players. They were just unable to prevent them from leaving to go to Top Four teams. If you had taken your own advice, and talked to Southampton supporters, you wouldn't have posted anything so wildly inaccurate. gordongull
  • Score: 3

1:52pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Conelli98 says...

Claude Back wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making.

Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).
Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.
Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion!
I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe!
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making. Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).[/p][/quote]Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.[/p][/quote]Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion![/p][/quote]I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe! Conelli98
  • Score: 1

2:03pm Tue 29 Jul 14

SeagullOverSelsey says...

Conelli98 wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making.

Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).
Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.
Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion!
I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe!
The certain bearded midfielder no longer has the beard-it was coloured blue and white! Need any more clues anyone?!
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making. Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).[/p][/quote]Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.[/p][/quote]Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion![/p][/quote]I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe![/p][/quote]The certain bearded midfielder no longer has the beard-it was coloured blue and white! Need any more clues anyone?! SeagullOverSelsey
  • Score: 2

2:37pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Having been unable to get on here for a couple of days I have just been playing catch up. What a difference 24hrs and a great signing makes. Sunday was "we're doooomed, Cap'n Mainwaring, dooooomed" and today it's all sweetness and light. Can't begin to imagine how positive everyone will be if some of the latest rumours come to fruition!!

Welcome to the Albion Dave, and if those hands can hold onto that nice big carp in the pic that the club retweeted then we won't have a problem!

UTA!!
Having been unable to get on here for a couple of days I have just been playing catch up. What a difference 24hrs and a great signing makes. Sunday was "we're doooomed, Cap'n Mainwaring, dooooomed" and today it's all sweetness and light. Can't begin to imagine how positive everyone will be if some of the latest rumours come to fruition!! Welcome to the Albion Dave, and if those hands can hold onto that nice big carp in the pic that the club retweeted then we won't have a problem! UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 2

2:39pm Tue 29 Jul 14

tinker111 says...

Falmer Wizard wrote:
It appears nobody has told him we could only have 11 players for early season matches.
And do hope ANKER'S is going to be NO 3 KEEPER
[quote][p][bold]Falmer Wizard[/bold] wrote: It appears nobody has told him we could only have 11 players for early season matches.[/p][/quote]And do hope ANKER'S is going to be NO 3 KEEPER tinker111
  • Score: -1

3:35pm Tue 29 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

Having read the statement made by Barber today, do any of you think as I do, that being, we are waiting on prem clubs to get their business completed before we can do ours?
If this is the case, is that such a bad thing, would it not suggest that our targets could be better than most of the free agents we could have signed.
What we might have lost on the roundabout, we might gain on the swings.

Hyypia's frustration might have come about because he knows who is, or possibly is coming, he knows their worth and just wants to get down to working with them. We are all wondering why the Ward deal has not been sorted, or most of us are, but perhaps the reason is that we have an even better target in the pipline.

The coming days, and maybe weeks but I hope not, could be very exciting.
Having read the statement made by Barber today, do any of you think as I do, that being, we are waiting on prem clubs to get their business completed before we can do ours? If this is the case, is that such a bad thing, would it not suggest that our targets could be better than most of the free agents we could have signed. What we might have lost on the roundabout, we might gain on the swings. Hyypia's frustration might have come about because he knows who is, or possibly is coming, he knows their worth and just wants to get down to working with them. We are all wondering why the Ward deal has not been sorted, or most of us are, but perhaps the reason is that we have an even better target in the pipline. The coming days, and maybe weeks but I hope not, could be very exciting. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

3:51pm Tue 29 Jul 14

dave from bexill says...

SeagullOverSelsey wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making.

Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).
Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.
Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion!
I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe!
The certain bearded midfielder no longer has the beard-it was coloured blue and white! Need any more clues anyone?!
If the certain midfielder being referred to is Clayton as I suspect, then the club may need to push on, as my understanding is that the Boro have already had two offers turned down. Nice to get him, he's good.
[quote][p][bold]SeagullOverSelsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making. Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).[/p][/quote]Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.[/p][/quote]Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion![/p][/quote]I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe![/p][/quote]The certain bearded midfielder no longer has the beard-it was coloured blue and white! Need any more clues anyone?![/p][/quote]If the certain midfielder being referred to is Clayton as I suspect, then the club may need to push on, as my understanding is that the Boro have already had two offers turned down. Nice to get him, he's good. dave from bexill
  • Score: 2

6:02pm Tue 29 Jul 14

lenward says...

ringtone wrote:
lenward wrote:
What is good to see is the club is in a position to sign a player on contract and not on loan, which may have been the case if we did not sale Ulloa. Now I am not saying the club will not bring in long term loan players, but now it may be only one or two.

On a different subject, I see someone mentioned what is going on at Southampton. The truth is they have spent money they did not have to get into the premiership, and now the FFP is getting closer, they are trying to balance the box, and that is why they have to sale players.

These people who love to moan about to why the Albion board are not offering players top money, should talk to Southampton supporters, only then will there see quick fixes only work in the short term.
Absolute rubbish.

Southampton did not need to sell any of their players.
We will see. looked what happened at Portsmonth.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lenward[/bold] wrote: What is good to see is the club is in a position to sign a player on contract and not on loan, which may have been the case if we did not sale Ulloa. Now I am not saying the club will not bring in long term loan players, but now it may be only one or two. On a different subject, I see someone mentioned what is going on at Southampton. The truth is they have spent money they did not have to get into the premiership, and now the FFP is getting closer, they are trying to balance the box, and that is why they have to sale players. These people who love to moan about to why the Albion board are not offering players top money, should talk to Southampton supporters, only then will there see quick fixes only work in the short term.[/p][/quote]Absolute rubbish. Southampton did not need to sell any of their players.[/p][/quote]We will see. looked what happened at Portsmonth. lenward
  • Score: -4

6:08pm Tue 29 Jul 14

ringtone says...

Conelli98 wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making.

Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).
Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.
Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion!
I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe!
Dream on.

His name Divock Origi and he aint coming here.

So much for the special relationship.

Maybe Pool dont want to deal with burk.
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making. Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).[/p][/quote]Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.[/p][/quote]Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion![/p][/quote]I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe![/p][/quote]Dream on. His name Divock Origi and he aint coming here. So much for the special relationship. Maybe Pool dont want to deal with burk. ringtone
  • Score: -4

6:08pm Tue 29 Jul 14

London Dave says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Steyning reject wrote:
Had a look on the Fulham fan sites, seems he held in high regard by the fans in the same way Inigo Calderon is (some one who loves and respects the fans), and for the ones who keep telling everyone on here there is no money for players, when was the last time the club spent a million on a goalkeeper or even paid for one for that matter (Walton excluded when he joined the DS). Anyway a welcome addition to the club.
Is that the calderon who tried to jump ship to Southampton in 2010?
That's the one...he DIDN'T jump ship BECAUSE he loved and respected the fans. That's why we love him. Next.
Loyalty can be a great value. A bonus if he player is a lovely guy too.

Better still for a defender to be able to defend to a high standard consistently. Unfortunately Calderon is right up there will David Luiz in that regard...
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steyning reject[/bold] wrote: Had a look on the Fulham fan sites, seems he held in high regard by the fans in the same way Inigo Calderon is (some one who loves and respects the fans), and for the ones who keep telling everyone on here there is no money for players, when was the last time the club spent a million on a goalkeeper or even paid for one for that matter (Walton excluded when he joined the DS). Anyway a welcome addition to the club.[/p][/quote]Is that the calderon who tried to jump ship to Southampton in 2010?[/p][/quote]That's the one...he DIDN'T jump ship BECAUSE he loved and respected the fans. That's why we love him. Next.[/p][/quote]Loyalty can be a great value. A bonus if he player is a lovely guy too. Better still for a defender to be able to defend to a high standard consistently. Unfortunately Calderon is right up there will David Luiz in that regard... London Dave
  • Score: -1

6:11pm Tue 29 Jul 14

ringtone says...

lenward wrote:
ringtone wrote:
lenward wrote:
What is good to see is the club is in a position to sign a player on contract and not on loan, which may have been the case if we did not sale Ulloa. Now I am not saying the club will not bring in long term loan players, but now it may be only one or two.

On a different subject, I see someone mentioned what is going on at Southampton. The truth is they have spent money they did not have to get into the premiership, and now the FFP is getting closer, they are trying to balance the box, and that is why they have to sale players.

These people who love to moan about to why the Albion board are not offering players top money, should talk to Southampton supporters, only then will there see quick fixes only work in the short term.
Absolute rubbish.

Southampton did not need to sell any of their players.
We will see. looked what happened at Portsmonth.
If POMPEY had sold all their players they would not have got into trouble.

You really are a novice
[quote][p][bold]lenward[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lenward[/bold] wrote: What is good to see is the club is in a position to sign a player on contract and not on loan, which may have been the case if we did not sale Ulloa. Now I am not saying the club will not bring in long term loan players, but now it may be only one or two. On a different subject, I see someone mentioned what is going on at Southampton. The truth is they have spent money they did not have to get into the premiership, and now the FFP is getting closer, they are trying to balance the box, and that is why they have to sale players. These people who love to moan about to why the Albion board are not offering players top money, should talk to Southampton supporters, only then will there see quick fixes only work in the short term.[/p][/quote]Absolute rubbish. Southampton did not need to sell any of their players.[/p][/quote]We will see. looked what happened at Portsmonth.[/p][/quote]If POMPEY had sold all their players they would not have got into trouble. You really are a novice ringtone
  • Score: -1

6:28pm Tue 29 Jul 14

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

ringtone wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making.

Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).
Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.
Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion!
I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe!
Dream on.

His name Divock Origi and he aint coming here.

So much for the special relationship.

Maybe Pool dont want to deal with burk.
The day Origi comes to the Amex its going to in the opposing team.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making. Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).[/p][/quote]Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.[/p][/quote]Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion![/p][/quote]I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe![/p][/quote]Dream on. His name Divock Origi and he aint coming here. So much for the special relationship. Maybe Pool dont want to deal with burk.[/p][/quote]The day Origi comes to the Amex its going to in the opposing team. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: -4

6:29pm Tue 29 Jul 14

ringtone says...

London Dave wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Steyning reject wrote:
Had a look on the Fulham fan sites, seems he held in high regard by the fans in the same way Inigo Calderon is (some one who loves and respects the fans), and for the ones who keep telling everyone on here there is no money for players, when was the last time the club spent a million on a goalkeeper or even paid for one for that matter (Walton excluded when he joined the DS). Anyway a welcome addition to the club.
Is that the calderon who tried to jump ship to Southampton in 2010?
That's the one...he DIDN'T jump ship BECAUSE he loved and respected the fans. That's why we love him. Next.
Loyalty can be a great value. A bonus if he player is a lovely guy too.

Better still for a defender to be able to defend to a high standard consistently. Unfortunately Calderon is right up there will David Luiz in that regard...
Nice one Dave.

I would not put him in such exulted company,but i get the joke.

The only reason he did'nt go to Saints was cos Brighton offered him more money, simples
[quote][p][bold]London Dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steyning reject[/bold] wrote: Had a look on the Fulham fan sites, seems he held in high regard by the fans in the same way Inigo Calderon is (some one who loves and respects the fans), and for the ones who keep telling everyone on here there is no money for players, when was the last time the club spent a million on a goalkeeper or even paid for one for that matter (Walton excluded when he joined the DS). Anyway a welcome addition to the club.[/p][/quote]Is that the calderon who tried to jump ship to Southampton in 2010?[/p][/quote]That's the one...he DIDN'T jump ship BECAUSE he loved and respected the fans. That's why we love him. Next.[/p][/quote]Loyalty can be a great value. A bonus if he player is a lovely guy too. Better still for a defender to be able to defend to a high standard consistently. Unfortunately Calderon is right up there will David Luiz in that regard...[/p][/quote]Nice one Dave. I would not put him in such exulted company,but i get the joke. The only reason he did'nt go to Saints was cos Brighton offered him more money, simples ringtone
  • Score: -2

6:32pm Tue 29 Jul 14

ringtone says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making.

Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).
Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.
Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion!
I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe!
Dream on.

His name Divock Origi and he aint coming here.

So much for the special relationship.

Maybe Pool dont want to deal with burk.
The day Origi comes to the Amex its going to in the opposing team.
Yes i hope so.

Liverpool to be relegated in season 2016/17, get your bets on now.
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making. Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).[/p][/quote]Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.[/p][/quote]Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion![/p][/quote]I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe![/p][/quote]Dream on. His name Divock Origi and he aint coming here. So much for the special relationship. Maybe Pool dont want to deal with burk.[/p][/quote]The day Origi comes to the Amex its going to in the opposing team.[/p][/quote]Yes i hope so. Liverpool to be relegated in season 2016/17, get your bets on now. ringtone
  • Score: -4

6:33pm Tue 29 Jul 14

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

ringtone wrote:
lenward wrote:
ringtone wrote:
lenward wrote:
What is good to see is the club is in a position to sign a player on contract and not on loan, which may have been the case if we did not sale Ulloa. Now I am not saying the club will not bring in long term loan players, but now it may be only one or two.

On a different subject, I see someone mentioned what is going on at Southampton. The truth is they have spent money they did not have to get into the premiership, and now the FFP is getting closer, they are trying to balance the box, and that is why they have to sale players.

These people who love to moan about to why the Albion board are not offering players top money, should talk to Southampton supporters, only then will there see quick fixes only work in the short term.
Absolute rubbish.

Southampton did not need to sell any of their players.
We will see. looked what happened at Portsmonth.
If POMPEY had sold all their players they would not have got into trouble.

You really are a novice
Actually Harry,Harry great man if ya wants to go bust.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lenward[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lenward[/bold] wrote: What is good to see is the club is in a position to sign a player on contract and not on loan, which may have been the case if we did not sale Ulloa. Now I am not saying the club will not bring in long term loan players, but now it may be only one or two. On a different subject, I see someone mentioned what is going on at Southampton. The truth is they have spent money they did not have to get into the premiership, and now the FFP is getting closer, they are trying to balance the box, and that is why they have to sale players. These people who love to moan about to why the Albion board are not offering players top money, should talk to Southampton supporters, only then will there see quick fixes only work in the short term.[/p][/quote]Absolute rubbish. Southampton did not need to sell any of their players.[/p][/quote]We will see. looked what happened at Portsmonth.[/p][/quote]If POMPEY had sold all their players they would not have got into trouble. You really are a novice[/p][/quote]Actually Harry,Harry great man if ya wants to go bust. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 2

6:33pm Tue 29 Jul 14

gilbertthecat says...

ringtone wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making.

Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).
Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.
Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion!
I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe!
Dream on.

His name Divock Origi and he aint coming here.

So much for the special relationship.

Maybe Pool dont want to deal with burk.
Well done ringtione, you can read from other websites the same as the rest of us!
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making. Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).[/p][/quote]Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.[/p][/quote]Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion![/p][/quote]I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe![/p][/quote]Dream on. His name Divock Origi and he aint coming here. So much for the special relationship. Maybe Pool dont want to deal with burk.[/p][/quote]Well done ringtione, you can read from other websites the same as the rest of us! gilbertthecat
  • Score: 1

6:39pm Tue 29 Jul 14

tug509 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Good move by Barber to come out and make a statement regarding our transfer efforts. Also good to hear that Sami is fully involved in the process. If the signing of Stockdale is seen as a very good move, and it appears that it is, where does that leave all those that delight in slating Burke.
Hi Vegas ,
I know where it leaves me , in the same position as I`ve always been in ,I hate DOFs especially bad ones . But if you read how he was signed ,the man himself states with NO AMBIGUITY Antii Niemi ,Sami Hyypia and our facilities were the difference for signing for us ,yes he mentions B&B ,and they had a part to play ,but don't kid yourself that burke did this deal ,or even swayed it ,he did the paperwork no more .
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Good move by Barber to come out and make a statement regarding our transfer efforts. Also good to hear that Sami is fully involved in the process. If the signing of Stockdale is seen as a very good move, and it appears that it is, where does that leave all those that delight in slating Burke.[/p][/quote]Hi Vegas , I know where it leaves me , in the same position as I`ve always been in ,I hate DOFs especially bad ones . But if you read how he was signed ,the man himself states with NO AMBIGUITY Antii Niemi ,Sami Hyypia and our facilities were the difference for signing for us ,yes he mentions B&B ,and they had a part to play ,but don't kid yourself that burke did this deal ,or even swayed it ,he did the paperwork no more . tug509
  • Score: -1

6:44pm Tue 29 Jul 14

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

ringtone wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making.

Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).
Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.
Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion!
I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe!
Dream on.

His name Divock Origi and he aint coming here.

So much for the special relationship.

Maybe Pool dont want to deal with burk.
The day Origi comes to the Amex its going to in the opposing team.
Yes i hope so.

Liverpool to be relegated in season 2016/17, get your bets on now.
Might we not miss them as most posters think this or next year were going up,with DUNK as the captain.lol
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making. Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).[/p][/quote]Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.[/p][/quote]Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion![/p][/quote]I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe![/p][/quote]Dream on. His name Divock Origi and he aint coming here. So much for the special relationship. Maybe Pool dont want to deal with burk.[/p][/quote]The day Origi comes to the Amex its going to in the opposing team.[/p][/quote]Yes i hope so. Liverpool to be relegated in season 2016/17, get your bets on now.[/p][/quote]Might we not miss them as most posters think this or next year were going up,with DUNK as the captain.lol don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 1

6:52pm Tue 29 Jul 14

ringtone says...

tug509 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Good move by Barber to come out and make a statement regarding our transfer efforts. Also good to hear that Sami is fully involved in the process. If the signing of Stockdale is seen as a very good move, and it appears that it is, where does that leave all those that delight in slating Burke.
Hi Vegas ,
I know where it leaves me , in the same position as I`ve always been in ,I hate DOFs especially bad ones . But if you read how he was signed ,the man himself states with NO AMBIGUITY Antii Niemi ,Sami Hyypia and our facilities were the difference for signing for us ,yes he mentions B&B ,and they had a part to play ,but don't kid yourself that burke did this deal ,or even swayed it ,he did the paperwork no more .
Spot on Tug.

Thats how it should be, paperburk.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Good move by Barber to come out and make a statement regarding our transfer efforts. Also good to hear that Sami is fully involved in the process. If the signing of Stockdale is seen as a very good move, and it appears that it is, where does that leave all those that delight in slating Burke.[/p][/quote]Hi Vegas , I know where it leaves me , in the same position as I`ve always been in ,I hate DOFs especially bad ones . But if you read how he was signed ,the man himself states with NO AMBIGUITY Antii Niemi ,Sami Hyypia and our facilities were the difference for signing for us ,yes he mentions B&B ,and they had a part to play ,but don't kid yourself that burke did this deal ,or even swayed it ,he did the paperwork no more .[/p][/quote]Spot on Tug. Thats how it should be, paperburk. ringtone
  • Score: -2

6:53pm Tue 29 Jul 14

ringtone says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
ringtone wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making.

Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).
Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.
Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion!
I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe!
Dream on.

His name Divock Origi and he aint coming here.

So much for the special relationship.

Maybe Pool dont want to deal with burk.
The day Origi comes to the Amex its going to in the opposing team.
Yes i hope so.

Liverpool to be relegated in season 2016/17, get your bets on now.
Might we not miss them as most posters think this or next year were going up,with DUNK as the captain.lol
Yes, lets not mention Dunk's last trip to Anfield,lol
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making. Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).[/p][/quote]Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.[/p][/quote]Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion![/p][/quote]I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe![/p][/quote]Dream on. His name Divock Origi and he aint coming here. So much for the special relationship. Maybe Pool dont want to deal with burk.[/p][/quote]The day Origi comes to the Amex its going to in the opposing team.[/p][/quote]Yes i hope so. Liverpool to be relegated in season 2016/17, get your bets on now.[/p][/quote]Might we not miss them as most posters think this or next year were going up,with DUNK as the captain.lol[/p][/quote]Yes, lets not mention Dunk's last trip to Anfield,lol ringtone
  • Score: -4

6:56pm Tue 29 Jul 14

ringtone says...

gilbertthecat wrote:
ringtone wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making.

Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).
Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.
Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion!
I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe!
Dream on.

His name Divock Origi and he aint coming here.

So much for the special relationship.

Maybe Pool dont want to deal with burk.
Well done ringtione, you can read from other websites the same as the rest of us!
Yes but maybe you cant.

Ringtione? makes me sound french

Yes I like it
[quote][p][bold]gilbertthecat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making. Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).[/p][/quote]Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.[/p][/quote]Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion![/p][/quote]I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe![/p][/quote]Dream on. His name Divock Origi and he aint coming here. So much for the special relationship. Maybe Pool dont want to deal with burk.[/p][/quote]Well done ringtione, you can read from other websites the same as the rest of us![/p][/quote]Yes but maybe you cant. Ringtione? makes me sound french Yes I like it ringtone
  • Score: -3

7:06pm Tue 29 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

tug509 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Good move by Barber to come out and make a statement regarding our transfer efforts. Also good to hear that Sami is fully involved in the process. If the signing of Stockdale is seen as a very good move, and it appears that it is, where does that leave all those that delight in slating Burke.
Hi Vegas ,
I know where it leaves me , in the same position as I`ve always been in ,I hate DOFs especially bad ones . But if you read how he was signed ,the man himself states with NO AMBIGUITY Antii Niemi ,Sami Hyypia and our facilities were the difference for signing for us ,yes he mentions B&B ,and they had a part to play ,but don't kid yourself that burke did this deal ,or even swayed it ,he did the paperwork no more .
Hi Tug.
Well I guess we can all look at things in a way that fits into our thinking, and rightly so, it's called having an opinion and sticking to it, I respect that.

Tug what happens when the next good signing occurs, and then another, can we rule Burke's contribution to the process of little importance. One thing I know for sure Tug, when the season starts, you will cheer on the lads no matter who had a hand in their signing, and you will probably drive me up the wall by including Derby every week in your bet.

If truth be told, and I doubt it will be, Burke probably has a hand in every signing, the good, the bad and the ugly, just as Barber has a hand in every player that leaves, and Bloom has the final say in all matters. Results are what count Tug, and with Hyypia having a strong hand in our transfer dealings, perhaps we should defer to his judgement.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Good move by Barber to come out and make a statement regarding our transfer efforts. Also good to hear that Sami is fully involved in the process. If the signing of Stockdale is seen as a very good move, and it appears that it is, where does that leave all those that delight in slating Burke.[/p][/quote]Hi Vegas , I know where it leaves me , in the same position as I`ve always been in ,I hate DOFs especially bad ones . But if you read how he was signed ,the man himself states with NO AMBIGUITY Antii Niemi ,Sami Hyypia and our facilities were the difference for signing for us ,yes he mentions B&B ,and they had a part to play ,but don't kid yourself that burke did this deal ,or even swayed it ,he did the paperwork no more .[/p][/quote]Hi Tug. Well I guess we can all look at things in a way that fits into our thinking, and rightly so, it's called having an opinion and sticking to it, I respect that. Tug what happens when the next good signing occurs, and then another, can we rule Burke's contribution to the process of little importance. One thing I know for sure Tug, when the season starts, you will cheer on the lads no matter who had a hand in their signing, and you will probably drive me up the wall by including Derby every week in your bet. If truth be told, and I doubt it will be, Burke probably has a hand in every signing, the good, the bad and the ugly, just as Barber has a hand in every player that leaves, and Bloom has the final say in all matters. Results are what count Tug, and with Hyypia having a strong hand in our transfer dealings, perhaps we should defer to his judgement. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 6

7:06pm Tue 29 Jul 14

namgo49 says...

Off topic, I see Chris Burke has gone to Forest but only on a two year deal. Shame we missed out him. Forest are building a really strong side, thankfully though they have a bit of a donkey as a Manager in Stuart Pearce otherwise they would be a real threat.
Off topic, I see Chris Burke has gone to Forest but only on a two year deal. Shame we missed out him. Forest are building a really strong side, thankfully though they have a bit of a donkey as a Manager in Stuart Pearce otherwise they would be a real threat. namgo49
  • Score: 1

7:19pm Tue 29 Jul 14

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

dave from bexill wrote:
SeagullOverSelsey wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making.

Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).
Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.
Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion!
I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe!
The certain bearded midfielder no longer has the beard-it was coloured blue and white! Need any more clues anyone?!
If the certain midfielder being referred to is Clayton as I suspect, then the club may need to push on, as my understanding is that the Boro have already had two offers turned down. Nice to get him, he's good.
Not only Boro,Wigan,Forest and Norwich are showing interest.
So if he is on the radar its going to have to be more than 1.5m,as that is what Boro (rumour) have offered.
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SeagullOverSelsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making. Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).[/p][/quote]Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.[/p][/quote]Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion![/p][/quote]I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe![/p][/quote]The certain bearded midfielder no longer has the beard-it was coloured blue and white! Need any more clues anyone?![/p][/quote]If the certain midfielder being referred to is Clayton as I suspect, then the club may need to push on, as my understanding is that the Boro have already had two offers turned down. Nice to get him, he's good.[/p][/quote]Not only Boro,Wigan,Forest and Norwich are showing interest. So if he is on the radar its going to have to be more than 1.5m,as that is what Boro (rumour) have offered. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 1

7:36pm Tue 29 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
SeagullOverSelsey wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making.

Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).
Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.
Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion!
I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe!
The certain bearded midfielder no longer has the beard-it was coloured blue and white! Need any more clues anyone?!
If the certain midfielder being referred to is Clayton as I suspect, then the club may need to push on, as my understanding is that the Boro have already had two offers turned down. Nice to get him, he's good.
Not only Boro,Wigan,Forest and Norwich are showing interest.
So if he is on the radar its going to have to be more than 1.5m,as that is what Boro (rumour) have offered.
Even if the player is class, do we really want to get into a bidding war? We have the money to match bids, but would we offer the wages he might be offered by others. I don't like the idea of Brighton going up against other clubs for a plyer's services, as it all comes down money, and when money is the decider a later bigger offer will tempt him away.

The Stockdale signing is an example of a guy that wants first team football and he will get it, he might well have been on better wages had he stayed put with Fulham, but he chose to come to us.
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SeagullOverSelsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making. Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).[/p][/quote]Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.[/p][/quote]Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion![/p][/quote]I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe![/p][/quote]The certain bearded midfielder no longer has the beard-it was coloured blue and white! Need any more clues anyone?![/p][/quote]If the certain midfielder being referred to is Clayton as I suspect, then the club may need to push on, as my understanding is that the Boro have already had two offers turned down. Nice to get him, he's good.[/p][/quote]Not only Boro,Wigan,Forest and Norwich are showing interest. So if he is on the radar its going to have to be more than 1.5m,as that is what Boro (rumour) have offered.[/p][/quote]Even if the player is class, do we really want to get into a bidding war? We have the money to match bids, but would we offer the wages he might be offered by others. I don't like the idea of Brighton going up against other clubs for a plyer's services, as it all comes down money, and when money is the decider a later bigger offer will tempt him away. The Stockdale signing is an example of a guy that wants first team football and he will get it, he might well have been on better wages had he stayed put with Fulham, but he chose to come to us. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

7:43pm Tue 29 Jul 14

ringtone says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
SeagullOverSelsey wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making.

Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).
Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.
Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion!
I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe!
The certain bearded midfielder no longer has the beard-it was coloured blue and white! Need any more clues anyone?!
If the certain midfielder being referred to is Clayton as I suspect, then the club may need to push on, as my understanding is that the Boro have already had two offers turned down. Nice to get him, he's good.
Not only Boro,Wigan,Forest and Norwich are showing interest.
So if he is on the radar its going to have to be more than 1.5m,as that is what Boro (rumour) have offered.
Even if the player is class, do we really want to get into a bidding war? We have the money to match bids, but would we offer the wages he might be offered by others. I don't like the idea of Brighton going up against other clubs for a plyer's services, as it all comes down money, and when money is the decider a later bigger offer will tempt him away.

The Stockdale signing is an example of a guy that wants first team football and he will get it, he might well have been on better wages had he stayed put with Fulham, but he chose to come to us.
Yes, he must be as crazy as you.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SeagullOverSelsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making. Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).[/p][/quote]Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.[/p][/quote]Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion![/p][/quote]I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe![/p][/quote]The certain bearded midfielder no longer has the beard-it was coloured blue and white! Need any more clues anyone?![/p][/quote]If the certain midfielder being referred to is Clayton as I suspect, then the club may need to push on, as my understanding is that the Boro have already had two offers turned down. Nice to get him, he's good.[/p][/quote]Not only Boro,Wigan,Forest and Norwich are showing interest. So if he is on the radar its going to have to be more than 1.5m,as that is what Boro (rumour) have offered.[/p][/quote]Even if the player is class, do we really want to get into a bidding war? We have the money to match bids, but would we offer the wages he might be offered by others. I don't like the idea of Brighton going up against other clubs for a plyer's services, as it all comes down money, and when money is the decider a later bigger offer will tempt him away. The Stockdale signing is an example of a guy that wants first team football and he will get it, he might well have been on better wages had he stayed put with Fulham, but he chose to come to us.[/p][/quote]Yes, he must be as crazy as you. ringtone
  • Score: 0

7:58pm Tue 29 Jul 14

tug509 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Good move by Barber to come out and make a statement regarding our transfer efforts. Also good to hear that Sami is fully involved in the process. If the signing of Stockdale is seen as a very good move, and it appears that it is, where does that leave all those that delight in slating Burke.
Hi Vegas ,
I know where it leaves me , in the same position as I`ve always been in ,I hate DOFs especially bad ones . But if you read how he was signed ,the man himself states with NO AMBIGUITY Antii Niemi ,Sami Hyypia and our facilities were the difference for signing for us ,yes he mentions B&B ,and they had a part to play ,but don't kid yourself that burke did this deal ,or even swayed it ,he did the paperwork no more .
Hi Tug.
Well I guess we can all look at things in a way that fits into our thinking, and rightly so, it's called having an opinion and sticking to it, I respect that.

Tug what happens when the next good signing occurs, and then another, can we rule Burke's contribution to the process of little importance. One thing I know for sure Tug, when the season starts, you will cheer on the lads no matter who had a hand in their signing, and you will probably drive me up the wall by including Derby every week in your bet.

If truth be told, and I doubt it will be, Burke probably has a hand in every signing, the good, the bad and the ugly, just as Barber has a hand in every player that leaves, and Bloom has the final say in all matters. Results are what count Tug, and with Hyypia having a strong hand in our transfer dealings, perhaps we should defer to his judgement.
Ha ha , hey vegas that's what I love about you ,always look on the bright side ,and why not . Me I`m stubborn ,I like to think I`m big enough to admit when I`m wrong ,but until then I will fight my corner , I don't dislike DB for a random reason ,but because I know the damage he can do our club due to his lack of footballing knowledge .
A good manager will know when to make substitutions ,and sometimes turn a game on it`s head because of that ,a good manager like Peter Taylor instinctively knew Peter Ward was special and chased him , DB wouldn`t even have heard of Burton Albion as they were at that time . It`s the instinct and experience of a Professional footballer that knows these things ,once again Mr B Fry for example ,if you read the PB statement again ,it distinctly points out that "targets in the area`s we wanted to strengthen were initially identified by DB and his team .This preparatory work ,for the manager and chairman is ongoing " Vegas ,can you honestly say that you are happy with DBs choices over Sami Hyypia`s ?.
My knowledge of football is reasonable ,but I am more than willing to admit there are plenty on here whose knowledge is far better ,likewise Gus`s ,Oscar`s and now Sami`s is equally FAR better than DB ,a man with good business acumen but very limited REAL football knowledge ,or am I wrong ?! . UTA
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Good move by Barber to come out and make a statement regarding our transfer efforts. Also good to hear that Sami is fully involved in the process. If the signing of Stockdale is seen as a very good move, and it appears that it is, where does that leave all those that delight in slating Burke.[/p][/quote]Hi Vegas , I know where it leaves me , in the same position as I`ve always been in ,I hate DOFs especially bad ones . But if you read how he was signed ,the man himself states with NO AMBIGUITY Antii Niemi ,Sami Hyypia and our facilities were the difference for signing for us ,yes he mentions B&B ,and they had a part to play ,but don't kid yourself that burke did this deal ,or even swayed it ,he did the paperwork no more .[/p][/quote]Hi Tug. Well I guess we can all look at things in a way that fits into our thinking, and rightly so, it's called having an opinion and sticking to it, I respect that. Tug what happens when the next good signing occurs, and then another, can we rule Burke's contribution to the process of little importance. One thing I know for sure Tug, when the season starts, you will cheer on the lads no matter who had a hand in their signing, and you will probably drive me up the wall by including Derby every week in your bet. If truth be told, and I doubt it will be, Burke probably has a hand in every signing, the good, the bad and the ugly, just as Barber has a hand in every player that leaves, and Bloom has the final say in all matters. Results are what count Tug, and with Hyypia having a strong hand in our transfer dealings, perhaps we should defer to his judgement.[/p][/quote]Ha ha , hey vegas that's what I love about you ,always look on the bright side ,and why not . Me I`m stubborn ,I like to think I`m big enough to admit when I`m wrong ,but until then I will fight my corner , I don't dislike DB for a random reason ,but because I know the damage he can do our club due to his lack of footballing knowledge . A good manager will know when to make substitutions ,and sometimes turn a game on it`s head because of that ,a good manager like Peter Taylor instinctively knew Peter Ward was special and chased him , DB wouldn`t even have heard of Burton Albion as they were at that time . It`s the instinct and experience of a Professional footballer that knows these things ,once again Mr B Fry for example ,if you read the PB statement again ,it distinctly points out that "targets in the area`s we wanted to strengthen were initially identified by DB and his team .This preparatory work ,for the manager and chairman is ongoing " Vegas ,can you honestly say that you are happy with DBs choices over Sami Hyypia`s ?. My knowledge of football is reasonable ,but I am more than willing to admit there are plenty on here whose knowledge is far better ,likewise Gus`s ,Oscar`s and now Sami`s is equally FAR better than DB ,a man with good business acumen but very limited REAL football knowledge ,or am I wrong ?! . UTA tug509
  • Score: 2

7:59pm Tue 29 Jul 14

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

VegasSeagull wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
SeagullOverSelsey wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making.

Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).
Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.
Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion!
I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe!
The certain bearded midfielder no longer has the beard-it was coloured blue and white! Need any more clues anyone?!
If the certain midfielder being referred to is Clayton as I suspect, then the club may need to push on, as my understanding is that the Boro have already had two offers turned down. Nice to get him, he's good.
Not only Boro,Wigan,Forest and Norwich are showing interest.
So if he is on the radar its going to have to be more than 1.5m,as that is what Boro (rumour) have offered.
Even if the player is class, do we really want to get into a bidding war? We have the money to match bids, but would we offer the wages he might be offered by others. I don't like the idea of Brighton going up against other clubs for a plyer's services, as it all comes down money, and when money is the decider a later bigger offer will tempt him away.

The Stockdale signing is an example of a guy that wants first team football and he will get it, he might well have been on better wages had he stayed put with Fulham, but he chose to come to us.
By that do you mean leftovers.

Okido no bidding war but it will be the same for incoming loans.

Football is WAR its no longer getting a favour,or be in the right place at the right time.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SeagullOverSelsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making. Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).[/p][/quote]Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.[/p][/quote]Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion![/p][/quote]I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe![/p][/quote]The certain bearded midfielder no longer has the beard-it was coloured blue and white! Need any more clues anyone?![/p][/quote]If the certain midfielder being referred to is Clayton as I suspect, then the club may need to push on, as my understanding is that the Boro have already had two offers turned down. Nice to get him, he's good.[/p][/quote]Not only Boro,Wigan,Forest and Norwich are showing interest. So if he is on the radar its going to have to be more than 1.5m,as that is what Boro (rumour) have offered.[/p][/quote]Even if the player is class, do we really want to get into a bidding war? We have the money to match bids, but would we offer the wages he might be offered by others. I don't like the idea of Brighton going up against other clubs for a plyer's services, as it all comes down money, and when money is the decider a later bigger offer will tempt him away. The Stockdale signing is an example of a guy that wants first team football and he will get it, he might well have been on better wages had he stayed put with Fulham, but he chose to come to us.[/p][/quote]By that do you mean leftovers. Okido no bidding war but it will be the same for incoming loans. Football is WAR its no longer getting a favour,or be in the right place at the right time. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: -4

8:04pm Tue 29 Jul 14

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

namgo49 wrote:
Off topic, I see Chris Burke has gone to Forest but only on a two year deal. Shame we missed out him. Forest are building a really strong side, thankfully though they have a bit of a donkey as a Manager in Stuart Pearce otherwise they would be a real threat.
Well that's one less burke on the books.
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: Off topic, I see Chris Burke has gone to Forest but only on a two year deal. Shame we missed out him. Forest are building a really strong side, thankfully though they have a bit of a donkey as a Manager in Stuart Pearce otherwise they would be a real threat.[/p][/quote]Well that's one less burke on the books. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: -1

8:15pm Tue 29 Jul 14

ringtone says...

tug509 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Good move by Barber to come out and make a statement regarding our transfer efforts. Also good to hear that Sami is fully involved in the process. If the signing of Stockdale is seen as a very good move, and it appears that it is, where does that leave all those that delight in slating Burke.
Hi Vegas ,
I know where it leaves me , in the same position as I`ve always been in ,I hate DOFs especially bad ones . But if you read how he was signed ,the man himself states with NO AMBIGUITY Antii Niemi ,Sami Hyypia and our facilities were the difference for signing for us ,yes he mentions B&B ,and they had a part to play ,but don't kid yourself that burke did this deal ,or even swayed it ,he did the paperwork no more .
Hi Tug.
Well I guess we can all look at things in a way that fits into our thinking, and rightly so, it's called having an opinion and sticking to it, I respect that.

Tug what happens when the next good signing occurs, and then another, can we rule Burke's contribution to the process of little importance. One thing I know for sure Tug, when the season starts, you will cheer on the lads no matter who had a hand in their signing, and you will probably drive me up the wall by including Derby every week in your bet.

If truth be told, and I doubt it will be, Burke probably has a hand in every signing, the good, the bad and the ugly, just as Barber has a hand in every player that leaves, and Bloom has the final say in all matters. Results are what count Tug, and with Hyypia having a strong hand in our transfer dealings, perhaps we should defer to his judgement.
Ha ha , hey vegas that's what I love about you ,always look on the bright side ,and why not . Me I`m stubborn ,I like to think I`m big enough to admit when I`m wrong ,but until then I will fight my corner , I don't dislike DB for a random reason ,but because I know the damage he can do our club due to his lack of footballing knowledge .
A good manager will know when to make substitutions ,and sometimes turn a game on it`s head because of that ,a good manager like Peter Taylor instinctively knew Peter Ward was special and chased him , DB wouldn`t even have heard of Burton Albion as they were at that time . It`s the instinct and experience of a Professional footballer that knows these things ,once again Mr B Fry for example ,if you read the PB statement again ,it distinctly points out that "targets in the area`s we wanted to strengthen were initially identified by DB and his team .This preparatory work ,for the manager and chairman is ongoing " Vegas ,can you honestly say that you are happy with DBs choices over Sami Hyypia`s ?.
My knowledge of football is reasonable ,but I am more than willing to admit there are plenty on here whose knowledge is far better ,likewise Gus`s ,Oscar`s and now Sami`s is equally FAR better than DB ,a man with good business acumen but very limited REAL football knowledge ,or am I wrong ?! . UTA
Dont waste your time on this fake, TUG.

Unless he went to Gillingham?

Come on Vegas, prove yourself
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Good move by Barber to come out and make a statement regarding our transfer efforts. Also good to hear that Sami is fully involved in the process. If the signing of Stockdale is seen as a very good move, and it appears that it is, where does that leave all those that delight in slating Burke.[/p][/quote]Hi Vegas , I know where it leaves me , in the same position as I`ve always been in ,I hate DOFs especially bad ones . But if you read how he was signed ,the man himself states with NO AMBIGUITY Antii Niemi ,Sami Hyypia and our facilities were the difference for signing for us ,yes he mentions B&B ,and they had a part to play ,but don't kid yourself that burke did this deal ,or even swayed it ,he did the paperwork no more .[/p][/quote]Hi Tug. Well I guess we can all look at things in a way that fits into our thinking, and rightly so, it's called having an opinion and sticking to it, I respect that. Tug what happens when the next good signing occurs, and then another, can we rule Burke's contribution to the process of little importance. One thing I know for sure Tug, when the season starts, you will cheer on the lads no matter who had a hand in their signing, and you will probably drive me up the wall by including Derby every week in your bet. If truth be told, and I doubt it will be, Burke probably has a hand in every signing, the good, the bad and the ugly, just as Barber has a hand in every player that leaves, and Bloom has the final say in all matters. Results are what count Tug, and with Hyypia having a strong hand in our transfer dealings, perhaps we should defer to his judgement.[/p][/quote]Ha ha , hey vegas that's what I love about you ,always look on the bright side ,and why not . Me I`m stubborn ,I like to think I`m big enough to admit when I`m wrong ,but until then I will fight my corner , I don't dislike DB for a random reason ,but because I know the damage he can do our club due to his lack of footballing knowledge . A good manager will know when to make substitutions ,and sometimes turn a game on it`s head because of that ,a good manager like Peter Taylor instinctively knew Peter Ward was special and chased him , DB wouldn`t even have heard of Burton Albion as they were at that time . It`s the instinct and experience of a Professional footballer that knows these things ,once again Mr B Fry for example ,if you read the PB statement again ,it distinctly points out that "targets in the area`s we wanted to strengthen were initially identified by DB and his team .This preparatory work ,for the manager and chairman is ongoing " Vegas ,can you honestly say that you are happy with DBs choices over Sami Hyypia`s ?. My knowledge of football is reasonable ,but I am more than willing to admit there are plenty on here whose knowledge is far better ,likewise Gus`s ,Oscar`s and now Sami`s is equally FAR better than DB ,a man with good business acumen but very limited REAL football knowledge ,or am I wrong ?! . UTA[/p][/quote]Dont waste your time on this fake, TUG. Unless he went to Gillingham? Come on Vegas, prove yourself ringtone
  • Score: -2

8:21pm Tue 29 Jul 14

tug509 says...

ringtone wrote:
tug509 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Good move by Barber to come out and make a statement regarding our transfer efforts. Also good to hear that Sami is fully involved in the process. If the signing of Stockdale is seen as a very good move, and it appears that it is, where does that leave all those that delight in slating Burke.
Hi Vegas ,
I know where it leaves me , in the same position as I`ve always been in ,I hate DOFs especially bad ones . But if you read how he was signed ,the man himself states with NO AMBIGUITY Antii Niemi ,Sami Hyypia and our facilities were the difference for signing for us ,yes he mentions B&B ,and they had a part to play ,but don't kid yourself that burke did this deal ,or even swayed it ,he did the paperwork no more .
Hi Tug.
Well I guess we can all look at things in a way that fits into our thinking, and rightly so, it's called having an opinion and sticking to it, I respect that.

Tug what happens when the next good signing occurs, and then another, can we rule Burke's contribution to the process of little importance. One thing I know for sure Tug, when the season starts, you will cheer on the lads no matter who had a hand in their signing, and you will probably drive me up the wall by including Derby every week in your bet.

If truth be told, and I doubt it will be, Burke probably has a hand in every signing, the good, the bad and the ugly, just as Barber has a hand in every player that leaves, and Bloom has the final say in all matters. Results are what count Tug, and with Hyypia having a strong hand in our transfer dealings, perhaps we should defer to his judgement.
Ha ha , hey vegas that's what I love about you ,always look on the bright side ,and why not . Me I`m stubborn ,I like to think I`m big enough to admit when I`m wrong ,but until then I will fight my corner , I don't dislike DB for a random reason ,but because I know the damage he can do our club due to his lack of footballing knowledge .
A good manager will know when to make substitutions ,and sometimes turn a game on it`s head because of that ,a good manager like Peter Taylor instinctively knew Peter Ward was special and chased him , DB wouldn`t even have heard of Burton Albion as they were at that time . It`s the instinct and experience of a Professional footballer that knows these things ,once again Mr B Fry for example ,if you read the PB statement again ,it distinctly points out that "targets in the area`s we wanted to strengthen were initially identified by DB and his team .This preparatory work ,for the manager and chairman is ongoing " Vegas ,can you honestly say that you are happy with DBs choices over Sami Hyypia`s ?.
My knowledge of football is reasonable ,but I am more than willing to admit there are plenty on here whose knowledge is far better ,likewise Gus`s ,Oscar`s and now Sami`s is equally FAR better than DB ,a man with good business acumen but very limited REAL football knowledge ,or am I wrong ?! . UTA
Dont waste your time on this fake, TUG.

Unless he went to Gillingham?

Come on Vegas, prove yourself
Vegas is no fake Ringy ,he just has his own mind and his own opinion ,one that I find well worth listening to ,as I do yours .
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Good move by Barber to come out and make a statement regarding our transfer efforts. Also good to hear that Sami is fully involved in the process. If the signing of Stockdale is seen as a very good move, and it appears that it is, where does that leave all those that delight in slating Burke.[/p][/quote]Hi Vegas , I know where it leaves me , in the same position as I`ve always been in ,I hate DOFs especially bad ones . But if you read how he was signed ,the man himself states with NO AMBIGUITY Antii Niemi ,Sami Hyypia and our facilities were the difference for signing for us ,yes he mentions B&B ,and they had a part to play ,but don't kid yourself that burke did this deal ,or even swayed it ,he did the paperwork no more .[/p][/quote]Hi Tug. Well I guess we can all look at things in a way that fits into our thinking, and rightly so, it's called having an opinion and sticking to it, I respect that. Tug what happens when the next good signing occurs, and then another, can we rule Burke's contribution to the process of little importance. One thing I know for sure Tug, when the season starts, you will cheer on the lads no matter who had a hand in their signing, and you will probably drive me up the wall by including Derby every week in your bet. If truth be told, and I doubt it will be, Burke probably has a hand in every signing, the good, the bad and the ugly, just as Barber has a hand in every player that leaves, and Bloom has the final say in all matters. Results are what count Tug, and with Hyypia having a strong hand in our transfer dealings, perhaps we should defer to his judgement.[/p][/quote]Ha ha , hey vegas that's what I love about you ,always look on the bright side ,and why not . Me I`m stubborn ,I like to think I`m big enough to admit when I`m wrong ,but until then I will fight my corner , I don't dislike DB for a random reason ,but because I know the damage he can do our club due to his lack of footballing knowledge . A good manager will know when to make substitutions ,and sometimes turn a game on it`s head because of that ,a good manager like Peter Taylor instinctively knew Peter Ward was special and chased him , DB wouldn`t even have heard of Burton Albion as they were at that time . It`s the instinct and experience of a Professional footballer that knows these things ,once again Mr B Fry for example ,if you read the PB statement again ,it distinctly points out that "targets in the area`s we wanted to strengthen were initially identified by DB and his team .This preparatory work ,for the manager and chairman is ongoing " Vegas ,can you honestly say that you are happy with DBs choices over Sami Hyypia`s ?. My knowledge of football is reasonable ,but I am more than willing to admit there are plenty on here whose knowledge is far better ,likewise Gus`s ,Oscar`s and now Sami`s is equally FAR better than DB ,a man with good business acumen but very limited REAL football knowledge ,or am I wrong ?! . UTA[/p][/quote]Dont waste your time on this fake, TUG. Unless he went to Gillingham? Come on Vegas, prove yourself[/p][/quote]Vegas is no fake Ringy ,he just has his own mind and his own opinion ,one that I find well worth listening to ,as I do yours . tug509
  • Score: 1

8:27pm Tue 29 Jul 14

ringtone says...

tug509 wrote:
ringtone wrote:
tug509 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Good move by Barber to come out and make a statement regarding our transfer efforts. Also good to hear that Sami is fully involved in the process. If the signing of Stockdale is seen as a very good move, and it appears that it is, where does that leave all those that delight in slating Burke.
Hi Vegas ,
I know where it leaves me , in the same position as I`ve always been in ,I hate DOFs especially bad ones . But if you read how he was signed ,the man himself states with NO AMBIGUITY Antii Niemi ,Sami Hyypia and our facilities were the difference for signing for us ,yes he mentions B&B ,and they had a part to play ,but don't kid yourself that burke did this deal ,or even swayed it ,he did the paperwork no more .
Hi Tug.
Well I guess we can all look at things in a way that fits into our thinking, and rightly so, it's called having an opinion and sticking to it, I respect that.

Tug what happens when the next good signing occurs, and then another, can we rule Burke's contribution to the process of little importance. One thing I know for sure Tug, when the season starts, you will cheer on the lads no matter who had a hand in their signing, and you will probably drive me up the wall by including Derby every week in your bet.

If truth be told, and I doubt it will be, Burke probably has a hand in every signing, the good, the bad and the ugly, just as Barber has a hand in every player that leaves, and Bloom has the final say in all matters. Results are what count Tug, and with Hyypia having a strong hand in our transfer dealings, perhaps we should defer to his judgement.
Ha ha , hey vegas that's what I love about you ,always look on the bright side ,and why not . Me I`m stubborn ,I like to think I`m big enough to admit when I`m wrong ,but until then I will fight my corner , I don't dislike DB for a random reason ,but because I know the damage he can do our club due to his lack of footballing knowledge .
A good manager will know when to make substitutions ,and sometimes turn a game on it`s head because of that ,a good manager like Peter Taylor instinctively knew Peter Ward was special and chased him , DB wouldn`t even have heard of Burton Albion as they were at that time . It`s the instinct and experience of a Professional footballer that knows these things ,once again Mr B Fry for example ,if you read the PB statement again ,it distinctly points out that "targets in the area`s we wanted to strengthen were initially identified by DB and his team .This preparatory work ,for the manager and chairman is ongoing " Vegas ,can you honestly say that you are happy with DBs choices over Sami Hyypia`s ?.
My knowledge of football is reasonable ,but I am more than willing to admit there are plenty on here whose knowledge is far better ,likewise Gus`s ,Oscar`s and now Sami`s is equally FAR better than DB ,a man with good business acumen but very limited REAL football knowledge ,or am I wrong ?! . UTA
Dont waste your time on this fake, TUG.

Unless he went to Gillingham?

Come on Vegas, prove yourself
Vegas is no fake Ringy ,he just has his own mind and his own opinion ,one that I find well worth listening to ,as I do yours .
Okay mate.

Sorry Vegas.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Good move by Barber to come out and make a statement regarding our transfer efforts. Also good to hear that Sami is fully involved in the process. If the signing of Stockdale is seen as a very good move, and it appears that it is, where does that leave all those that delight in slating Burke.[/p][/quote]Hi Vegas , I know where it leaves me , in the same position as I`ve always been in ,I hate DOFs especially bad ones . But if you read how he was signed ,the man himself states with NO AMBIGUITY Antii Niemi ,Sami Hyypia and our facilities were the difference for signing for us ,yes he mentions B&B ,and they had a part to play ,but don't kid yourself that burke did this deal ,or even swayed it ,he did the paperwork no more .[/p][/quote]Hi Tug. Well I guess we can all look at things in a way that fits into our thinking, and rightly so, it's called having an opinion and sticking to it, I respect that. Tug what happens when the next good signing occurs, and then another, can we rule Burke's contribution to the process of little importance. One thing I know for sure Tug, when the season starts, you will cheer on the lads no matter who had a hand in their signing, and you will probably drive me up the wall by including Derby every week in your bet. If truth be told, and I doubt it will be, Burke probably has a hand in every signing, the good, the bad and the ugly, just as Barber has a hand in every player that leaves, and Bloom has the final say in all matters. Results are what count Tug, and with Hyypia having a strong hand in our transfer dealings, perhaps we should defer to his judgement.[/p][/quote]Ha ha , hey vegas that's what I love about you ,always look on the bright side ,and why not . Me I`m stubborn ,I like to think I`m big enough to admit when I`m wrong ,but until then I will fight my corner , I don't dislike DB for a random reason ,but because I know the damage he can do our club due to his lack of footballing knowledge . A good manager will know when to make substitutions ,and sometimes turn a game on it`s head because of that ,a good manager like Peter Taylor instinctively knew Peter Ward was special and chased him , DB wouldn`t even have heard of Burton Albion as they were at that time . It`s the instinct and experience of a Professional footballer that knows these things ,once again Mr B Fry for example ,if you read the PB statement again ,it distinctly points out that "targets in the area`s we wanted to strengthen were initially identified by DB and his team .This preparatory work ,for the manager and chairman is ongoing " Vegas ,can you honestly say that you are happy with DBs choices over Sami Hyypia`s ?. My knowledge of football is reasonable ,but I am more than willing to admit there are plenty on here whose knowledge is far better ,likewise Gus`s ,Oscar`s and now Sami`s is equally FAR better than DB ,a man with good business acumen but very limited REAL football knowledge ,or am I wrong ?! . UTA[/p][/quote]Dont waste your time on this fake, TUG. Unless he went to Gillingham? Come on Vegas, prove yourself[/p][/quote]Vegas is no fake Ringy ,he just has his own mind and his own opinion ,one that I find well worth listening to ,as I do yours .[/p][/quote]Okay mate. Sorry Vegas. ringtone
  • Score: -2

8:49pm Tue 29 Jul 14

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

ringtone wrote:
tug509 wrote:
ringtone wrote:
tug509 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Good move by Barber to come out and make a statement regarding our transfer efforts. Also good to hear that Sami is fully involved in the process. If the signing of Stockdale is seen as a very good move, and it appears that it is, where does that leave all those that delight in slating Burke.
Hi Vegas ,
I know where it leaves me , in the same position as I`ve always been in ,I hate DOFs especially bad ones . But if you read how he was signed ,the man himself states with NO AMBIGUITY Antii Niemi ,Sami Hyypia and our facilities were the difference for signing for us ,yes he mentions B&B ,and they had a part to play ,but don't kid yourself that burke did this deal ,or even swayed it ,he did the paperwork no more .
Hi Tug.
Well I guess we can all look at things in a way that fits into our thinking, and rightly so, it's called having an opinion and sticking to it, I respect that.

Tug what happens when the next good signing occurs, and then another, can we rule Burke's contribution to the process of little importance. One thing I know for sure Tug, when the season starts, you will cheer on the lads no matter who had a hand in their signing, and you will probably drive me up the wall by including Derby every week in your bet.

If truth be told, and I doubt it will be, Burke probably has a hand in every signing, the good, the bad and the ugly, just as Barber has a hand in every player that leaves, and Bloom has the final say in all matters. Results are what count Tug, and with Hyypia having a strong hand in our transfer dealings, perhaps we should defer to his judgement.
Ha ha , hey vegas that's what I love about you ,always look on the bright side ,and why not . Me I`m stubborn ,I like to think I`m big enough to admit when I`m wrong ,but until then I will fight my corner , I don't dislike DB for a random reason ,but because I know the damage he can do our club due to his lack of footballing knowledge .
A good manager will know when to make substitutions ,and sometimes turn a game on it`s head because of that ,a good manager like Peter Taylor instinctively knew Peter Ward was special and chased him , DB wouldn`t even have heard of Burton Albion as they were at that time . It`s the instinct and experience of a Professional footballer that knows these things ,once again Mr B Fry for example ,if you read the PB statement again ,it distinctly points out that "targets in the area`s we wanted to strengthen were initially identified by DB and his team .This preparatory work ,for the manager and chairman is ongoing " Vegas ,can you honestly say that you are happy with DBs choices over Sami Hyypia`s ?.
My knowledge of football is reasonable ,but I am more than willing to admit there are plenty on here whose knowledge is far better ,likewise Gus`s ,Oscar`s and now Sami`s is equally FAR better than DB ,a man with good business acumen but very limited REAL football knowledge ,or am I wrong ?! . UTA
Dont waste your time on this fake, TUG.

Unless he went to Gillingham?

Come on Vegas, prove yourself
Vegas is no fake Ringy ,he just has his own mind and his own opinion ,one that I find well worth listening to ,as I do yours .
Okay mate.

Sorry Vegas.
Ringtone you are a gentleman.
Takes a man to say sorry,not being sarky,

Now get back to upsetting everybody.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Good move by Barber to come out and make a statement regarding our transfer efforts. Also good to hear that Sami is fully involved in the process. If the signing of Stockdale is seen as a very good move, and it appears that it is, where does that leave all those that delight in slating Burke.[/p][/quote]Hi Vegas , I know where it leaves me , in the same position as I`ve always been in ,I hate DOFs especially bad ones . But if you read how he was signed ,the man himself states with NO AMBIGUITY Antii Niemi ,Sami Hyypia and our facilities were the difference for signing for us ,yes he mentions B&B ,and they had a part to play ,but don't kid yourself that burke did this deal ,or even swayed it ,he did the paperwork no more .[/p][/quote]Hi Tug. Well I guess we can all look at things in a way that fits into our thinking, and rightly so, it's called having an opinion and sticking to it, I respect that. Tug what happens when the next good signing occurs, and then another, can we rule Burke's contribution to the process of little importance. One thing I know for sure Tug, when the season starts, you will cheer on the lads no matter who had a hand in their signing, and you will probably drive me up the wall by including Derby every week in your bet. If truth be told, and I doubt it will be, Burke probably has a hand in every signing, the good, the bad and the ugly, just as Barber has a hand in every player that leaves, and Bloom has the final say in all matters. Results are what count Tug, and with Hyypia having a strong hand in our transfer dealings, perhaps we should defer to his judgement.[/p][/quote]Ha ha , hey vegas that's what I love about you ,always look on the bright side ,and why not . Me I`m stubborn ,I like to think I`m big enough to admit when I`m wrong ,but until then I will fight my corner , I don't dislike DB for a random reason ,but because I know the damage he can do our club due to his lack of footballing knowledge . A good manager will know when to make substitutions ,and sometimes turn a game on it`s head because of that ,a good manager like Peter Taylor instinctively knew Peter Ward was special and chased him , DB wouldn`t even have heard of Burton Albion as they were at that time . It`s the instinct and experience of a Professional footballer that knows these things ,once again Mr B Fry for example ,if you read the PB statement again ,it distinctly points out that "targets in the area`s we wanted to strengthen were initially identified by DB and his team .This preparatory work ,for the manager and chairman is ongoing " Vegas ,can you honestly say that you are happy with DBs choices over Sami Hyypia`s ?. My knowledge of football is reasonable ,but I am more than willing to admit there are plenty on here whose knowledge is far better ,likewise Gus`s ,Oscar`s and now Sami`s is equally FAR better than DB ,a man with good business acumen but very limited REAL football knowledge ,or am I wrong ?! . UTA[/p][/quote]Dont waste your time on this fake, TUG. Unless he went to Gillingham? Come on Vegas, prove yourself[/p][/quote]Vegas is no fake Ringy ,he just has his own mind and his own opinion ,one that I find well worth listening to ,as I do yours .[/p][/quote]Okay mate. Sorry Vegas.[/p][/quote]Ringtone you are a gentleman. Takes a man to say sorry,not being sarky, Now get back to upsetting everybody. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 1

8:54pm Tue 29 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

Tug the retain and let go lists were drawn up before Hyypia arrived, the areas where we were, and would be, weak were rather glaring. Advanced prep wrok would have been needed, ready to assist the new manager. Once the manager gets to evaluate what he has, and then what he needs, and I say, 'what,' he needs and not 'who,' the prep work takes on full value.

It has been made very clear that Hyypia is involved, if we need a left back, in his opinion, then we get one, but if he feels we don't then we won't, but Burke might have reports on for our five different left backs, just in case. It doesn't take a football brain to know that we needed a CB, did Burke supply Sami with a bunch of options for that position, you bet he did, but Hyypia has the choice, and he might have chosen one that was not on the list of possibles, we don't know of Hughes was on the list.

I think this time around, as opposed to what went on during Garcia's reign, things are being done differently, if only because we have a manager with a pair who is very unlikely to be pushed around, and my guess is that Bloom recognized some of the mistakes of last season, who ever made them, and that would include Bloom himself.
Tug the retain and let go lists were drawn up before Hyypia arrived, the areas where we were, and would be, weak were rather glaring. Advanced prep wrok would have been needed, ready to assist the new manager. Once the manager gets to evaluate what he has, and then what he needs, and I say, 'what,' he needs and not 'who,' the prep work takes on full value. It has been made very clear that Hyypia is involved, if we need a left back, in his opinion, then we get one, but if he feels we don't then we won't, but Burke might have reports on for our five different left backs, just in case. It doesn't take a football brain to know that we needed a CB, did Burke supply Sami with a bunch of options for that position, you bet he did, but Hyypia has the choice, and he might have chosen one that was not on the list of possibles, we don't know of Hughes was on the list. I think this time around, as opposed to what went on during Garcia's reign, things are being done differently, if only because we have a manager with a pair who is very unlikely to be pushed around, and my guess is that Bloom recognized some of the mistakes of last season, who ever made them, and that would include Bloom himself. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -3

9:02pm Tue 29 Jul 14

VegasSeagull says...

don't wanna do it like that wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
SeagullOverSelsey wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making.

Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).
Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.
Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion!
I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe!
The certain bearded midfielder no longer has the beard-it was coloured blue and white! Need any more clues anyone?!
If the certain midfielder being referred to is Clayton as I suspect, then the club may need to push on, as my understanding is that the Boro have already had two offers turned down. Nice to get him, he's good.
Not only Boro,Wigan,Forest and Norwich are showing interest.
So if he is on the radar its going to have to be more than 1.5m,as that is what Boro (rumour) have offered.
Even if the player is class, do we really want to get into a bidding war? We have the money to match bids, but would we offer the wages he might be offered by others. I don't like the idea of Brighton going up against other clubs for a plyer's services, as it all comes down money, and when money is the decider a later bigger offer will tempt him away.

The Stockdale signing is an example of a guy that wants first team football and he will get it, he might well have been on better wages had he stayed put with Fulham, but he chose to come to us.
By that do you mean leftovers.

Okido no bidding war but it will be the same for incoming loans.

Football is WAR its no longer getting a favour,or be in the right place at the right time.
Queen Elizabeth the 1st once said, 'I do not like wars, they have uncertain outcomes.' Yes we may have the money to win a bidding war but, will we get from the player value for money. It is one thing pay 2M for a player that may not deliver for what ever reason, it's something quite different to pay 4M for the same player just because we won the war.
[quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SeagullOverSelsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making. Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).[/p][/quote]Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.[/p][/quote]Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion![/p][/quote]I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe![/p][/quote]The certain bearded midfielder no longer has the beard-it was coloured blue and white! Need any more clues anyone?![/p][/quote]If the certain midfielder being referred to is Clayton as I suspect, then the club may need to push on, as my understanding is that the Boro have already had two offers turned down. Nice to get him, he's good.[/p][/quote]Not only Boro,Wigan,Forest and Norwich are showing interest. So if he is on the radar its going to have to be more than 1.5m,as that is what Boro (rumour) have offered.[/p][/quote]Even if the player is class, do we really want to get into a bidding war? We have the money to match bids, but would we offer the wages he might be offered by others. I don't like the idea of Brighton going up against other clubs for a plyer's services, as it all comes down money, and when money is the decider a later bigger offer will tempt him away. The Stockdale signing is an example of a guy that wants first team football and he will get it, he might well have been on better wages had he stayed put with Fulham, but he chose to come to us.[/p][/quote]By that do you mean leftovers. Okido no bidding war but it will be the same for incoming loans. Football is WAR its no longer getting a favour,or be in the right place at the right time.[/p][/quote]Queen Elizabeth the 1st once said, 'I do not like wars, they have uncertain outcomes.' Yes we may have the money to win a bidding war but, will we get from the player value for money. It is one thing pay 2M for a player that may not deliver for what ever reason, it's something quite different to pay 4M for the same player just because we won the war. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

9:35pm Tue 29 Jul 14

tug509 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Tug the retain and let go lists were drawn up before Hyypia arrived, the areas where we were, and would be, weak were rather glaring. Advanced prep wrok would have been needed, ready to assist the new manager. Once the manager gets to evaluate what he has, and then what he needs, and I say, 'what,' he needs and not 'who,' the prep work takes on full value.

It has been made very clear that Hyypia is involved, if we need a left back, in his opinion, then we get one, but if he feels we don't then we won't, but Burke might have reports on for our five different left backs, just in case. It doesn't take a football brain to know that we needed a CB, did Burke supply Sami with a bunch of options for that position, you bet he did, but Hyypia has the choice, and he might have chosen one that was not on the list of possibles, we don't know of Hughes was on the list.

I think this time around, as opposed to what went on during Garcia's reign, things are being done differently, if only because we have a manager with a pair who is very unlikely to be pushed around, and my guess is that Bloom recognized some of the mistakes of last season, who ever made them, and that would include Bloom himself.
Wont argue with any of that Vegas . Your right we do have a manager with a pair ,and I really hope that he stays for more than the one season ,unlike our last two ,but I don't think he will take any crap ,he is used to being part of a massive club, that aren`t used to being messed about ,so if we push too hard ,he might just say I don't need this and walk ! ,I would hope Sami`s decisions are the final choice in the January window ,that would show the clubs faith in him as our manager ,and improve faith in the "Suits" ( not meant in a derogatory fashion ,but if anyone insists on taking it as such ,then tough luck ! ) with those that think the manager should have total say in the players . I might just add , if DB plays any significant part in player acquisition for Sami ,then he will have done the job that benefits the club ,and will be owed the credit he is due ,and rightly so . UTA
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Tug the retain and let go lists were drawn up before Hyypia arrived, the areas where we were, and would be, weak were rather glaring. Advanced prep wrok would have been needed, ready to assist the new manager. Once the manager gets to evaluate what he has, and then what he needs, and I say, 'what,' he needs and not 'who,' the prep work takes on full value. It has been made very clear that Hyypia is involved, if we need a left back, in his opinion, then we get one, but if he feels we don't then we won't, but Burke might have reports on for our five different left backs, just in case. It doesn't take a football brain to know that we needed a CB, did Burke supply Sami with a bunch of options for that position, you bet he did, but Hyypia has the choice, and he might have chosen one that was not on the list of possibles, we don't know of Hughes was on the list. I think this time around, as opposed to what went on during Garcia's reign, things are being done differently, if only because we have a manager with a pair who is very unlikely to be pushed around, and my guess is that Bloom recognized some of the mistakes of last season, who ever made them, and that would include Bloom himself.[/p][/quote]Wont argue with any of that Vegas . Your right we do have a manager with a pair ,and I really hope that he stays for more than the one season ,unlike our last two ,but I don't think he will take any crap ,he is used to being part of a massive club, that aren`t used to being messed about ,so if we push too hard ,he might just say I don't need this and walk ! ,I would hope Sami`s decisions are the final choice in the January window ,that would show the clubs faith in him as our manager ,and improve faith in the "Suits" ( not meant in a derogatory fashion ,but if anyone insists on taking it as such ,then tough luck ! ) with those that think the manager should have total say in the players . I might just add , if DB plays any significant part in player acquisition for Sami ,then he will have done the job that benefits the club ,and will be owed the credit he is due ,and rightly so . UTA tug509
  • Score: -1

9:35pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Winston Churchill once said 'however beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results' . The past few years of penny pinching and FFP nonsense have resulted in 2 failed play off attempts and the loss of managers and players with ability. We signed Stockdale when we should've spent more and got Butland. We signed OGrady when we should've spent more and got McCormack. The entire strategy of the club must change, or maybe it's those in charge who need to be changed.
Winston Churchill once said 'however beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results' . The past few years of penny pinching and FFP nonsense have resulted in 2 failed play off attempts and the loss of managers and players with ability. We signed Stockdale when we should've spent more and got Butland. We signed OGrady when we should've spent more and got McCormack. The entire strategy of the club must change, or maybe it's those in charge who need to be changed. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -6

9:53pm Tue 29 Jul 14

tug509 says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Winston Churchill once said 'however beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results' . The past few years of penny pinching and FFP nonsense have resulted in 2 failed play off attempts and the loss of managers and players with ability. We signed Stockdale when we should've spent more and got Butland. We signed OGrady when we should've spent more and got McCormack. The entire strategy of the club must change, or maybe it's those in charge who need to be changed.
Hi MS ,
I havn`t worked you out yet ,but with all due respect ,Stockdale knocks Butland into a cocked hat ,just ask any Leeds fan what they thought of him last season . As for Β£11m for McCormack ,he is worth about the same as Leo about Β£5m imho ,truth is COG was ,and will prove to be the bargain of the season !. UTA
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Winston Churchill once said 'however beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results' . The past few years of penny pinching and FFP nonsense have resulted in 2 failed play off attempts and the loss of managers and players with ability. We signed Stockdale when we should've spent more and got Butland. We signed OGrady when we should've spent more and got McCormack. The entire strategy of the club must change, or maybe it's those in charge who need to be changed.[/p][/quote]Hi MS , I havn`t worked you out yet ,but with all due respect ,Stockdale knocks Butland into a cocked hat ,just ask any Leeds fan what they thought of him last season . As for Β£11m for McCormack ,he is worth about the same as Leo about Β£5m imho ,truth is COG was ,and will prove to be the bargain of the season !. UTA tug509
  • Score: 3

9:55pm Tue 29 Jul 14

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

VegasSeagull wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
don't wanna do it like that wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
SeagullOverSelsey wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making.

Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).
Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.
Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion!
I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe!
The certain bearded midfielder no longer has the beard-it was coloured blue and white! Need any more clues anyone?!
If the certain midfielder being referred to is Clayton as I suspect, then the club may need to push on, as my understanding is that the Boro have already had two offers turned down. Nice to get him, he's good.
Not only Boro,Wigan,Forest and Norwich are showing interest.
So if he is on the radar its going to have to be more than 1.5m,as that is what Boro (rumour) have offered.
Even if the player is class, do we really want to get into a bidding war? We have the money to match bids, but would we offer the wages he might be offered by others. I don't like the idea of Brighton going up against other clubs for a plyer's services, as it all comes down money, and when money is the decider a later bigger offer will tempt him away.

The Stockdale signing is an example of a guy that wants first team football and he will get it, he might well have been on better wages had he stayed put with Fulham, but he chose to come to us.
By that do you mean leftovers.

Okido no bidding war but it will be the same for incoming loans.

Football is WAR its no longer getting a favour,or be in the right place at the right time.
Queen Elizabeth the 1st once said, 'I do not like wars, they have uncertain outcomes.' Yes we may have the money to win a bidding war but, will we get from the player value for money. It is one thing pay 2M for a player that may not deliver for what ever reason, it's something quite different to pay 4M for the same player just because we won the war.
I did say no bidding war,Lizzie was lying(Drake) worked behind the scenes.

If Albion sign 4 players for 1m each ,turn out to be flops,and the 4m player is the new Zamora,Ward Vegas you never know,btw Claytonis not nowhere near worth 4m,but then who thought Ulloa would fetch 8 honestly.

TB earned some of his fortune taking a gamble
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]don't wanna do it like that[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SeagullOverSelsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Last week a contact informed me we were close to two Chapmpionship signings, with two Liverpool loans a later deal in the making. Stockdale is the first of these. Tonight the same guy stated we are still close on the second deal and he has hinted strongly that it's a certain bearded midfielder a few of us on here have previously stated we'd be delighted to see signed. May be wrong (he has been once or twice before) but usually reliable. I really hope he's right as this would be a fine acquisition (Β£1.5 + add ons mentioned).[/p][/quote]Just to clarify the fee I've quoted is a rumoured bid he's heard. Didn't say if it was accepted. Reading between the lines it sounds like the second deal being close refers to fee negotiation rather than with player.[/p][/quote]Cap'n, I have heard a similar thing about a L'Pool loan. Apparently, so I am told, L'Pool are trying to buy a young Continental forward with a view to loaning him out immediately, quite possibly to the Albion. Sami is aware of this so hopefully we might hear about this soon. Same source told me about Stockdale and he doesn't even work for the Albion![/p][/quote]I think the name of Liverpool player is Ibe![/p][/quote]The certain bearded midfielder no longer has the beard-it was coloured blue and white! Need any more clues anyone?![/p][/quote]If the certain midfielder being referred to is Clayton as I suspect, then the club may need to push on, as my understanding is that the Boro have already had two offers turned down. Nice to get him, he's good.[/p][/quote]Not only Boro,Wigan,Forest and Norwich are showing interest. So if he is on the radar its going to have to be more than 1.5m,as that is what Boro (rumour) have offered.[/p][/quote]Even if the player is class, do we really want to get into a bidding war? We have the money to match bids, but would we offer the wages he might be offered by others. I don't like the idea of Brighton going up against other clubs for a plyer's services, as it all comes down money, and when money is the decider a later bigger offer will tempt him away. The Stockdale signing is an example of a guy that wants first team football and he will get it, he might well have been on better wages had he stayed put with Fulham, but he chose to come to us.[/p][/quote]By that do you mean leftovers. Okido no bidding war but it will be the same for incoming loans. Football is WAR its no longer getting a favour,or be in the right place at the right time.[/p][/quote]Queen Elizabeth the 1st once said, 'I do not like wars, they have uncertain outcomes.' Yes we may have the money to win a bidding war but, will we get from the player value for money. It is one thing pay 2M for a player that may not deliver for what ever reason, it's something quite different to pay 4M for the same player just because we won the war.[/p][/quote]I did say no bidding war,Lizzie was lying(Drake) worked behind the scenes. If Albion sign 4 players for 1m each ,turn out to be flops,and the 4m player is the new Zamora,Ward Vegas you never know,btw Claytonis not nowhere near worth 4m,but then who thought Ulloa would fetch 8 honestly. TB earned some of his fortune taking a gamble don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: -3

10:13pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Beale32 says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Winston Churchill once said 'however beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results' . The past few years of penny pinching and FFP nonsense have resulted in 2 failed play off attempts and the loss of managers and players with ability. We signed Stockdale when we should've spent more and got Butland. We signed OGrady when we should've spent more and got McCormack. The entire strategy of the club must change, or maybe it's those in charge who need to be changed.
But still we got to the playoffs!!
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Winston Churchill once said 'however beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results' . The past few years of penny pinching and FFP nonsense have resulted in 2 failed play off attempts and the loss of managers and players with ability. We signed Stockdale when we should've spent more and got Butland. We signed OGrady when we should've spent more and got McCormack. The entire strategy of the club must change, or maybe it's those in charge who need to be changed.[/p][/quote]But still we got to the playoffs!! Beale32
  • Score: 7

10:14pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Conelli98 says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
A quick return to the top flight with the albion? He's been here 5 minutes and is already eyeing up a move to west brom. We want players who are committed to the cause not ones who jump ship at the first sign of trouble, we've had our fill of those over the years.
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[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: A quick return to the top flight with the albion? He's been here 5 minutes and is already eyeing up a move to west brom. We want players who are committed to the cause not ones who jump ship at the first sign of trouble, we've had our fill of those over the years.[/p][/quote]Dear Mayfield, don't take it personally oh great one but...GOOD PEOPLE OF ALBION COMMUNITY WE NEED TWO MORE FOR THE MINUS CENTURY FOR OUR BELOVED SWEEPER...πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ˜ Conelli98
  • Score: 2

10:19pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Grummitt says...

It is reported on the Wales online site that Joe Mason who I believe was an Albion target in January, is set to go out on loan. It appears that along with Bolton we are the front runners for his signature. He is a nippy forward with an eye for goal. Would maybe fit in well .
It is reported on the Wales online site that Joe Mason who I believe was an Albion target in January, is set to go out on loan. It appears that along with Bolton we are the front runners for his signature. He is a nippy forward with an eye for goal. Would maybe fit in well . Grummitt
  • Score: 0

11:25pm Tue 29 Jul 14

pte says...

tug509 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Good move by Barber to come out and make a statement regarding our transfer efforts. Also good to hear that Sami is fully involved in the process. If the signing of Stockdale is seen as a very good move, and it appears that it is, where does that leave all those that delight in slating Burke.
Hi Vegas ,
I know where it leaves me , in the same position as I`ve always been in ,I hate DOFs especially bad ones . But if you read how he was signed ,the man himself states with NO AMBIGUITY Antii Niemi ,Sami Hyypia and our facilities were the difference for signing for us ,yes he mentions B&B ,and they had a part to play ,but don't kid yourself that burke did this deal ,or even swayed it ,he did the paperwork no more .
Tug, clearly Stockdale was Sami's choice by recommendation of fellow Fin Anti Niemi. But at least Burke didn't get in the way of it or was able to overrule it. So doesn't that show that Burke is willing to work with managers and their preferences rather than impose their own choices as accused by the fans. Or at least it shows that TB listens to the manager as much as the DOB

During the OG era, not one big money signing was made. Was that because of the DOF or Barber? Or was that to do with OG either not giving clear direction to the DOF or them having confidence in him? Was his appointment a mistake with him being encouraged to go rather than resigning in disgust. Remember he left Maccabi to further his career then winds up back in the same place one year later!

Gus had good backing until relations eventually broke down and Sami gets a top goalie early on so the club does generally back the manager. The OG era may have been an anomaly so maybe we have been unfair to the DOF. I don't know the internal politics. Misunderstandings can happen, things can be said in the heat of the moment, overheard and leaked that give a false impression
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Good move by Barber to come out and make a statement regarding our transfer efforts. Also good to hear that Sami is fully involved in the process. If the signing of Stockdale is seen as a very good move, and it appears that it is, where does that leave all those that delight in slating Burke.[/p][/quote]Hi Vegas , I know where it leaves me , in the same position as I`ve always been in ,I hate DOFs especially bad ones . But if you read how he was signed ,the man himself states with NO AMBIGUITY Antii Niemi ,Sami Hyypia and our facilities were the difference for signing for us ,yes he mentions B&B ,and they had a part to play ,but don't kid yourself that burke did this deal ,or even swayed it ,he did the paperwork no more .[/p][/quote]Tug, clearly Stockdale was Sami's choice by recommendation of fellow Fin Anti Niemi. But at least Burke didn't get in the way of it or was able to overrule it. So doesn't that show that Burke is willing to work with managers and their preferences rather than impose their own choices as accused by the fans. Or at least it shows that TB listens to the manager as much as the DOB During the OG era, not one big money signing was made. Was that because of the DOF or Barber? Or was that to do with OG either not giving clear direction to the DOF or them having confidence in him? Was his appointment a mistake with him being encouraged to go rather than resigning in disgust. Remember he left Maccabi to further his career then winds up back in the same place one year later! Gus had good backing until relations eventually broke down and Sami gets a top goalie early on so the club does generally back the manager. The OG era may have been an anomaly so maybe we have been unfair to the DOF. I don't know the internal politics. Misunderstandings can happen, things can be said in the heat of the moment, overheard and leaked that give a false impression pte
  • Score: 5

4:09am Wed 30 Jul 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Conelli98 wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
A quick return to the top flight with the albion? He's been here 5 minutes and is already eyeing up a move to west brom. We want players who are committed to the cause not ones who jump ship at the first sign of trouble, we've had our fill of those over the years.
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In fairness to the Street Sweeper, in amongst all his inane ramblings he did actually get one thing right. Stockdale has made it clear that the one and only reason he came to the Albion was so that his kids would get to eat ice cream on the pier more often! So hats off to you Mayfield - I concede, you do really have a footballing brain and a complete understanding of how top players think!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

ITA!!
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: A quick return to the top flight with the albion? He's been here 5 minutes and is already eyeing up a move to west brom. We want players who are committed to the cause not ones who jump ship at the first sign of trouble, we've had our fill of those over the years.[/p][/quote]Dear Mayfield, don't take it personally oh great one but...GOOD PEOPLE OF ALBION COMMUNITY WE NEED TWO MORE FOR THE MINUS CENTURY FOR OUR BELOVED SWEEPER...πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽοΏ ½οΏ½ οΏ½οΏ½πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽοΏ½οΏ½ οΏ½οΏ½πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽοΏ½οΏ½ οΏ½οΏ½πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽοΏ½οΏ½ οΏ½οΏ½πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽοΏ½οΏ½ οΏ½οΏ½πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽοΏ½οΏ½ οΏ½οΏ½πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽοΏ½οΏ½ οΏ½οΏ½πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽοΏ½οΏ½ οΏ½οΏ½πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽοΏ½οΏ½ οΏ½οΏ½πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽοΏ½οΏ½ οΏ½οΏ½πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽοΏ½οΏ½ οΏ½οΏ½πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽοΏ½οΏ½ οΏ½οΏ½πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽοΏ½οΏ½ οΏ½οΏ½πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽοΏ½οΏ½ οΏ½οΏ½πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽοΏ½οΏ½ οΏ½οΏ½πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽοΏ½οΏ½ οΏ½οΏ½πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽοΏ½οΏ½ οΏ½οΏ½πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽοΏ½οΏ½ οΏ½οΏ½πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽοΏ½οΏ½ οΏ½οΏ½πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽοΏ½οΏ½ οΏ½οΏ½πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ‘ŽοΏ½οΏ½ οΏ½οΏ½πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ ˜[/p][/quote]In fairness to the Street Sweeper, in amongst all his inane ramblings he did actually get one thing right. Stockdale has made it clear that the one and only reason he came to the Albion was so that his kids would get to eat ice cream on the pier more often! So hats off to you Mayfield - I concede, you do really have a footballing brain and a complete understanding of how top players think!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ ITA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
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