Lingard doubts keep Albion in market for a versatile striker

Jesse Lingard is in the States on tour with Manchester United

Jesse Lingard is in the States on tour with Manchester United

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ALBION are in the market for another versatile striker to increase Sami Hyypia's attacking options amid doubts about the availability of Jesse Lingard.

The Seagulls' hopes of getting loan signing Lingard back have been complicated by his involvement in Manchester United's pre-season tour of the States under new manager Louis van Gaal.

Lingard came on 12 minutes from time to clinch United's 3-1 win against Liverpool in the final of the International Champions Cup in the early hours of this morning.

Hyypia brought on goalscorer Kazenga LuaLua and Will Buckley as the tucked-in wingers in place of youngsters Solly March and Shamir Fenelon in Albion's final friendly against Southampton at the Amex last week.

LuaLua and Buckley have a history of injury problems and Hyypia has no established alternative, with England under 21 prospect March approaching only his second season at senior club level and Fenelon yet to make a competitive first team appearance.

Hyypia currently has Chris O'Grady and Craig Mackail-Smith competing at centre-forward following Leo Ulloa's move to Leicester.

Albion remain keen on adding Bristol City captain Sam Baldock to Hyypia's firepower choices, although City boss Steve Cotterill has reiterated his determination to hold onto the former MK Dons marksman.

Seagulls supporters have a chance to quiz Hyypia, chairman Tony Bloom and chief executive Paul Barber during an hour-long BBC Sussex forum in the BUPA Lounge at the Amex tonight (7.05pm).

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5:23am Tue 5 Aug 14

mark by the sea says...

It would appear Baldock is looking a certainty to come here?
If we accept Burke is in charge of finding players , sami saying yes! I appreciate signing targets is not easy, but why is it quicker for Forest and Boro? Ward should have been a target to sign permanently last December ! Yes his wages and contract is difficult ... But it's either possible or not!!
Baldock and Clayton have again been mentioned for months, and yet we are days away from starting a season under pressure to find players!
We seem dubbed down with FFP and now how difficult it is to sign players? Sorry was FFP going to bring players wages down? Or that was burkes thoughts a few months ago,,
If we are serious about promotion,this farce of signing a quarter of your side with a couple of training sessions to go is pretty limp.
It would appear Baldock is looking a certainty to come here? If we accept Burke is in charge of finding players , sami saying yes! I appreciate signing targets is not easy, but why is it quicker for Forest and Boro? Ward should have been a target to sign permanently last December ! Yes his wages and contract is difficult ... But it's either possible or not!! Baldock and Clayton have again been mentioned for months, and yet we are days away from starting a season under pressure to find players! We seem dubbed down with FFP and now how difficult it is to sign players? Sorry was FFP going to bring players wages down? Or that was burkes thoughts a few months ago,, If we are serious about promotion,this farce of signing a quarter of your side with a couple of training sessions to go is pretty limp. mark by the sea
  • Score: 23

5:33am Tue 5 Aug 14

Graydog says...

Took his goal well today against L'pool and chances of him going out on loan right away might be diminishing.
LvG appears to see him as a squad player that fits in well with his system - maybe more so than Zaha.
Took his goal well today against L'pool and chances of him going out on loan right away might be diminishing. LvG appears to see him as a squad player that fits in well with his system - maybe more so than Zaha. Graydog
  • Score: 17

5:57am Tue 5 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

mark by the sea wrote:
It would appear Baldock is looking a certainty to come here?
If we accept Burke is in charge of finding players , sami saying yes! I appreciate signing targets is not easy, but why is it quicker for Forest and Boro? Ward should have been a target to sign permanently last December ! Yes his wages and contract is difficult ... But it's either possible or not!!
Baldock and Clayton have again been mentioned for months, and yet we are days away from starting a season under pressure to find players!
We seem dubbed down with FFP and now how difficult it is to sign players? Sorry was FFP going to bring players wages down? Or that was burkes thoughts a few months ago,,
If we are serious about promotion,this farce of signing a quarter of your side with a couple of training sessions to go is pretty limp.
It does seem an overly complicated process, for us, i agree. But I think the reason you see the likes of Forest and 'Boro doing things quickly is because you see the outcome published but are not as close to their day to day activities? That's not to excuse our own delays, but would at least put it more into perspective against a general process that isn't always straightforward?
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: It would appear Baldock is looking a certainty to come here? If we accept Burke is in charge of finding players , sami saying yes! I appreciate signing targets is not easy, but why is it quicker for Forest and Boro? Ward should have been a target to sign permanently last December ! Yes his wages and contract is difficult ... But it's either possible or not!! Baldock and Clayton have again been mentioned for months, and yet we are days away from starting a season under pressure to find players! We seem dubbed down with FFP and now how difficult it is to sign players? Sorry was FFP going to bring players wages down? Or that was burkes thoughts a few months ago,, If we are serious about promotion,this farce of signing a quarter of your side with a couple of training sessions to go is pretty limp.[/p][/quote]It does seem an overly complicated process, for us, i agree. But I think the reason you see the likes of Forest and 'Boro doing things quickly is because you see the outcome published but are not as close to their day to day activities? That's not to excuse our own delays, but would at least put it more into perspective against a general process that isn't always straightforward? Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 9

6:24am Tue 5 Aug 14

davidburkeslovechild says...

Personally I wouldn't trust David Burke to deliver a pizza!
How much longer will TB put up with this buffoonery?
Personally I wouldn't trust David Burke to deliver a pizza! How much longer will TB put up with this buffoonery? davidburkeslovechild
  • Score: 12

6:31am Tue 5 Aug 14

twonk says...

4 days to go and at least 3 players short of a team. Every season we leave it too late. It's like starting with less points than the other teams.
4 days to go and at least 3 players short of a team. Every season we leave it too late. It's like starting with less points than the other teams. twonk
  • Score: 19

6:37am Tue 5 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

Morning, well a couple off players hopefully will arrive today or the forum tonight might get interesting, unless there waiting to unveil one or two players tonight.
Up the Albion!!
Morning, well a couple off players hopefully will arrive today or the forum tonight might get interesting, unless there waiting to unveil one or two players tonight. Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 6

6:39am Tue 5 Aug 14

Aldrington Halt says...

mark by the sea wrote:
It would appear Baldock is looking a certainty to come here?
If we accept Burke is in charge of finding players , sami saying yes! I appreciate signing targets is not easy, but why is it quicker for Forest and Boro? Ward should have been a target to sign permanently last December ! Yes his wages and contract is difficult ... But it's either possible or not!!
Baldock and Clayton have again been mentioned for months, and yet we are days away from starting a season under pressure to find players!
We seem dubbed down with FFP and now how difficult it is to sign players? Sorry was FFP going to bring players wages down? Or that was burkes thoughts a few months ago,,
If we are serious about promotion,this farce of signing a quarter of your side with a couple of training sessions to go is pretty limp.
Your face is pretty limp! UTA!!
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: It would appear Baldock is looking a certainty to come here? If we accept Burke is in charge of finding players , sami saying yes! I appreciate signing targets is not easy, but why is it quicker for Forest and Boro? Ward should have been a target to sign permanently last December ! Yes his wages and contract is difficult ... But it's either possible or not!! Baldock and Clayton have again been mentioned for months, and yet we are days away from starting a season under pressure to find players! We seem dubbed down with FFP and now how difficult it is to sign players? Sorry was FFP going to bring players wages down? Or that was burkes thoughts a few months ago,, If we are serious about promotion,this farce of signing a quarter of your side with a couple of training sessions to go is pretty limp.[/p][/quote]Your face is pretty limp! UTA!! Aldrington Halt
  • Score: -25

6:45am Tue 5 Aug 14

tug509 says...

Sorry lads I think it`s far simpler than that ,I believe burke is a total Richard with all the footballing nous of a typical two faced politician more concerned with his own self importance ,just look at Blackpool ,two weeks ago they had 8 players now they have a squad ,burke with all his immense talent cant even secure one player for 100,000 who wants to come to us ,and who`s parent club want us to take him ,incompetence on a level never seen before !!!.
Sorry lads I think it`s far simpler than that ,I believe burke is a total Richard with all the footballing nous of a typical two faced politician more concerned with his own self importance ,just look at Blackpool ,two weeks ago they had 8 players now they have a squad ,burke with all his immense talent cant even secure one player for 100,000 who wants to come to us ,and who`s parent club want us to take him ,incompetence on a level never seen before !!!. tug509
  • Score: 33

7:08am Tue 5 Aug 14

mark by the sea says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
It would appear Baldock is looking a certainty to come here?
If we accept Burke is in charge of finding players , sami saying yes! I appreciate signing targets is not easy, but why is it quicker for Forest and Boro? Ward should have been a target to sign permanently last December ! Yes his wages and contract is difficult ... But it's either possible or not!!
Baldock and Clayton have again been mentioned for months, and yet we are days away from starting a season under pressure to find players!
We seem dubbed down with FFP and now how difficult it is to sign players? Sorry was FFP going to bring players wages down? Or that was burkes thoughts a few months ago,,
If we are serious about promotion,this farce of signing a quarter of your side with a couple of training sessions to go is pretty limp.
It does seem an overly complicated process, for us, i agree. But I think the reason you see the likes of Forest and 'Boro doing things quickly is because you see the outcome published but are not as close to their day to day activities? That's not to excuse our own delays, but would at least put it more into perspective against a general process that isn't always straightforward?
Stephen ward?
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: It would appear Baldock is looking a certainty to come here? If we accept Burke is in charge of finding players , sami saying yes! I appreciate signing targets is not easy, but why is it quicker for Forest and Boro? Ward should have been a target to sign permanently last December ! Yes his wages and contract is difficult ... But it's either possible or not!! Baldock and Clayton have again been mentioned for months, and yet we are days away from starting a season under pressure to find players! We seem dubbed down with FFP and now how difficult it is to sign players? Sorry was FFP going to bring players wages down? Or that was burkes thoughts a few months ago,, If we are serious about promotion,this farce of signing a quarter of your side with a couple of training sessions to go is pretty limp.[/p][/quote]It does seem an overly complicated process, for us, i agree. But I think the reason you see the likes of Forest and 'Boro doing things quickly is because you see the outcome published but are not as close to their day to day activities? That's not to excuse our own delays, but would at least put it more into perspective against a general process that isn't always straightforward?[/p][/quote]Stephen ward? mark by the sea
  • Score: 7

7:09am Tue 5 Aug 14

AlanDuffy says...

What surprises me is that we seem to have no back up plan in the event that one of our targets becomes unavailable or the deal can't be done. It's clear and the manager has said that we need 4-5 more players to make the squad competitive. Yet the "targets" we hear about are always the same - Ward, Clayton, Baldock, Lingard - are we looking at other players? Last season we pursued the Obika loan, despite him being injured, finally got him, then didn't play him and he went back to Spurs. It may be that there is an announcement of something today, either before or at the forum. But I can't shake the feeling that something isn't right at the club - 2 managers leave after successful seasons, our best players are sold, the new manager is showing signs of frustration, we've been promised new players, but with 5 days to go to the new season, we're still short of anything approaching a competitive side - supporting the club is one thing, blind faith another - I hope we get some answers tonight, rather than the same old excuses and fob-offs. My patience is running thin.
What surprises me is that we seem to have no back up plan in the event that one of our targets becomes unavailable or the deal can't be done. It's clear and the manager has said that we need 4-5 more players to make the squad competitive. Yet the "targets" we hear about are always the same - Ward, Clayton, Baldock, Lingard - are we looking at other players? Last season we pursued the Obika loan, despite him being injured, finally got him, then didn't play him and he went back to Spurs. It may be that there is an announcement of something today, either before or at the forum. But I can't shake the feeling that something isn't right at the club - 2 managers leave after successful seasons, our best players are sold, the new manager is showing signs of frustration, we've been promised new players, but with 5 days to go to the new season, we're still short of anything approaching a competitive side - supporting the club is one thing, blind faith another - I hope we get some answers tonight, rather than the same old excuses and fob-offs. My patience is running thin. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 43

7:19am Tue 5 Aug 14

Rhodes Seagull says...

tug509 wrote:
Sorry lads I think it`s far simpler than that ,I believe burke is a total Richard with all the footballing nous of a typical two faced politician more concerned with his own self importance ,just look at Blackpool ,two weeks ago they had 8 players now they have a squad ,burke with all his immense talent cant even secure one player for 100,000 who wants to come to us ,and who`s parent club want us to take him ,incompetence on a level never seen before !!!.
Have to agree with you for once.
Seems Burke is the kind of guy who buys a Rolls Royce body and sits it outside with no engine inside because the petrol is to expensive to run it!!
We have a Rolls Royce of a stadium but he has us in the same position . No top of the range engine and not wanting to pay for the high octane petrol to run it at it's best.
I cannot understand this reluctance to spend that little extra on a player/s and bring him/them in a month or before before the season starts, as stated above we have been watching three players for months now what's the delay?
Suppose we have to be gratful that Burke does not play in the striker role for the club because with his hesitation we would never score a goal never mind goals!!!!
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Sorry lads I think it`s far simpler than that ,I believe burke is a total Richard with all the footballing nous of a typical two faced politician more concerned with his own self importance ,just look at Blackpool ,two weeks ago they had 8 players now they have a squad ,burke with all his immense talent cant even secure one player for 100,000 who wants to come to us ,and who`s parent club want us to take him ,incompetence on a level never seen before !!!.[/p][/quote]Have to agree with you for once. Seems Burke is the kind of guy who buys a Rolls Royce body and sits it outside with no engine inside because the petrol is to expensive to run it!! We have a Rolls Royce of a stadium but he has us in the same position . No top of the range engine and not wanting to pay for the high octane petrol to run it at it's best. I cannot understand this reluctance to spend that little extra on a player/s and bring him/them in a month or before before the season starts, as stated above we have been watching three players for months now what's the delay? Suppose we have to be gratful that Burke does not play in the striker role for the club because with his hesitation we would never score a goal never mind goals!!!! Rhodes Seagull
  • Score: 11

7:26am Tue 5 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

tug509 wrote:
Sorry lads I think it`s far simpler than that ,I believe burke is a total Richard with all the footballing nous of a typical two faced politician more concerned with his own self importance ,just look at Blackpool ,two weeks ago they had 8 players now they have a squad ,burke with all his immense talent cant even secure one player for 100,000 who wants to come to us ,and who`s parent club want us to take him ,incompetence on a level never seen before !!!.
Excellent post which sums up the situation perfectly. You need to read this post to the suits at the forum tonight and see what they have to say for themselves.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Sorry lads I think it`s far simpler than that ,I believe burke is a total Richard with all the footballing nous of a typical two faced politician more concerned with his own self importance ,just look at Blackpool ,two weeks ago they had 8 players now they have a squad ,burke with all his immense talent cant even secure one player for 100,000 who wants to come to us ,and who`s parent club want us to take him ,incompetence on a level never seen before !!!.[/p][/quote]Excellent post which sums up the situation perfectly. You need to read this post to the suits at the forum tonight and see what they have to say for themselves. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -2

7:30am Tue 5 Aug 14

daughter-of-manag says...

AlanDuffy wrote:
What surprises me is that we seem to have no back up plan in the event that one of our targets becomes unavailable or the deal can't be done. It's clear and the manager has said that we need 4-5 more players to make the squad competitive. Yet the "targets" we hear about are always the same - Ward, Clayton, Baldock, Lingard - are we looking at other players? Last season we pursued the Obika loan, despite him being injured, finally got him, then didn't play him and he went back to Spurs. It may be that there is an announcement of something today, either before or at the forum. But I can't shake the feeling that something isn't right at the club - 2 managers leave after successful seasons, our best players are sold, the new manager is showing signs of frustration, we've been promised new players, but with 5 days to go to the new season, we're still short of anything approaching a competitive side - supporting the club is one thing, blind faith another - I hope we get some answers tonight, rather than the same old excuses and fob-offs. My patience is running thin.
Announcing the one and only signing (out of the three that AN had heralded as 'certs') .... is ....... by popular demand .... Steeeeevie Waaarrrrddd!!!

My bet seems like coming up trumps Al :)

Good post; Although Obika was just too awful to warrant a place in the 1st team - whereas Lita was a half-decent player, and he wasn't really given the opportunity that he (perhaps) deserved.
[quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: What surprises me is that we seem to have no back up plan in the event that one of our targets becomes unavailable or the deal can't be done. It's clear and the manager has said that we need 4-5 more players to make the squad competitive. Yet the "targets" we hear about are always the same - Ward, Clayton, Baldock, Lingard - are we looking at other players? Last season we pursued the Obika loan, despite him being injured, finally got him, then didn't play him and he went back to Spurs. It may be that there is an announcement of something today, either before or at the forum. But I can't shake the feeling that something isn't right at the club - 2 managers leave after successful seasons, our best players are sold, the new manager is showing signs of frustration, we've been promised new players, but with 5 days to go to the new season, we're still short of anything approaching a competitive side - supporting the club is one thing, blind faith another - I hope we get some answers tonight, rather than the same old excuses and fob-offs. My patience is running thin.[/p][/quote]Announcing the one and only signing (out of the three that AN had heralded as 'certs') .... is ....... by popular demand .... Steeeeevie Waaarrrrddd!!! My bet seems like coming up trumps Al :) Good post; Although Obika was just too awful to warrant a place in the 1st team - whereas Lita was a half-decent player, and he wasn't really given the opportunity that he (perhaps) deserved. daughter-of-manag
  • Score: 8

7:46am Tue 5 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

I would like to ask some searching questions tonight if I get in, mainly where on earth are all the quality players we need? Why is it so expensive to watch the albion? And who was really responsible for the play off poo? There are so many questions that need answering at the albion.
I would like to ask some searching questions tonight if I get in, mainly where on earth are all the quality players we need? Why is it so expensive to watch the albion? And who was really responsible for the play off poo? There are so many questions that need answering at the albion. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -4

7:55am Tue 5 Aug 14

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

Quite right, Burke gives the impression hes like a politician on a election campaign and wanting your vote. Promise you the earth but deliver diddly squat!!!! Not impressed by the transfer dealings during the summer by him. Tonight's fans forum will be interesting!!
Quite right, Burke gives the impression hes like a politician on a election campaign and wanting your vote. Promise you the earth but deliver diddly squat!!!! Not impressed by the transfer dealings during the summer by him. Tonight's fans forum will be interesting!! Tony the tiger eastbourne
  • Score: 12

7:57am Tue 5 Aug 14

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

Just to add to my previous comments, im not on about the players we've signed, just how long its taken!!
Just to add to my previous comments, im not on about the players we've signed, just how long its taken!! Tony the tiger eastbourne
  • Score: 4

7:57am Tue 5 Aug 14

Lawro was God says...

The moose, Talksport, has tweeted that Ward, Clayton and Baldock are expected to sign for us. He is not usually wide of the mark when it comes to transfer news. He also got Stockdale right.
The moose, Talksport, has tweeted that Ward, Clayton and Baldock are expected to sign for us. He is not usually wide of the mark when it comes to transfer news. He also got Stockdale right. Lawro was God
  • Score: 9

8:00am Tue 5 Aug 14

Albion fan in London says...

I am bitterly disappointed with the lack of transfer activity so far. I honestly thought we would have seen some high calibre players coming in weeks ago especially when we have seen Barnes, Bridcutt, Upson and Ulloa leave.

I know things change very quickly and a couple of new faces we will all be feeling very different but why have we cut it so fine this season?

The beauty of this year was we didn't have all the baggage holding us back from the GP saga AND we had an extra influx of money from a record deal for our club.
Lets hope we have some good news over the next 24 hours, the current squad is mid to low end of the table standard IMO
I am bitterly disappointed with the lack of transfer activity so far. I honestly thought we would have seen some high calibre players coming in weeks ago especially when we have seen Barnes, Bridcutt, Upson and Ulloa leave. I know things change very quickly and a couple of new faces we will all be feeling very different but why have we cut it so fine this season? The beauty of this year was we didn't have all the baggage holding us back from the GP saga AND we had an extra influx of money from a record deal for our club. Lets hope we have some good news over the next 24 hours, the current squad is mid to low end of the table standard IMO Albion fan in London
  • Score: -4

8:03am Tue 5 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

Sorry have I missed the point--I thought we WERE always looking for a striker now that Ulloa has gone--but to say that because Lingard is a doubt we are NOW looking for another striker does not ring true with me. Is today going to be the day of announcements or is it going to be a damp squib with this headline---indicatin
g were are no nearer getting a striker. I may have interpreted it wrong---as one can with the written word!!!
Sorry have I missed the point--I thought we WERE always looking for a striker now that Ulloa has gone--but to say that because Lingard is a doubt we are NOW looking for another striker does not ring true with me. Is today going to be the day of announcements or is it going to be a damp squib with this headline---indicatin g were are no nearer getting a striker. I may have interpreted it wrong---as one can with the written word!!! mikeygit
  • Score: 8

8:11am Tue 5 Aug 14

daughter-of-manag says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
I would like to ask some searching questions tonight if I get in, mainly where on earth are all the quality players we need? Why is it so expensive to watch the albion? And who was really responsible for the play off poo? There are so many questions that need answering at the albion.
"I would like to ask some searching questions tonight if I get in..." ha ha ha you made me spit out my coffee! You would have to separate yourself from your computer in South Norwood, Mr Sweeper; Nice try.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: I would like to ask some searching questions tonight if I get in, mainly where on earth are all the quality players we need? Why is it so expensive to watch the albion? And who was really responsible for the play off poo? There are so many questions that need answering at the albion.[/p][/quote]"I would like to ask some searching questions tonight if I get in..." ha ha ha you made me spit out my coffee! You would have to separate yourself from your computer in South Norwood, Mr Sweeper; Nice try. daughter-of-manag
  • Score: 7

8:18am Tue 5 Aug 14

Quiterie says...

tug509 wrote:
Sorry lads I think it`s far simpler than that ,I believe burke is a total Richard with all the footballing nous of a typical two faced politician more concerned with his own self importance ,just look at Blackpool ,two weeks ago they had 8 players now they have a squad ,burke with all his immense talent cant even secure one player for 100,000 who wants to come to us ,and who`s parent club want us to take him ,incompetence on a level never seen before !!!.
Bit harsh. Blackpool are having to take whoever they can get. The Albion have (hopefully) spent a lot of time and effort identifying specific targets who they are now trying to get over the line. Lots of things can complicate the transfer process. For example the selling club securing a replacement, the agent being difficult, personal terms for the player and of course getting the best deal for the Albion. Ideally it would be good to get players in early, but it's worth the wait to get the right player.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Sorry lads I think it`s far simpler than that ,I believe burke is a total Richard with all the footballing nous of a typical two faced politician more concerned with his own self importance ,just look at Blackpool ,two weeks ago they had 8 players now they have a squad ,burke with all his immense talent cant even secure one player for 100,000 who wants to come to us ,and who`s parent club want us to take him ,incompetence on a level never seen before !!!.[/p][/quote]Bit harsh. Blackpool are having to take whoever they can get. The Albion have (hopefully) spent a lot of time and effort identifying specific targets who they are now trying to get over the line. Lots of things can complicate the transfer process. For example the selling club securing a replacement, the agent being difficult, personal terms for the player and of course getting the best deal for the Albion. Ideally it would be good to get players in early, but it's worth the wait to get the right player. Quiterie
  • Score: 8

8:24am Tue 5 Aug 14

Hugothepug says...

With Lingard scoring that cracker in the early hours I'm sort of hoping he comes back for the season, although he may just of brought himself a little more time in Manchester or a loan move to another prem side!

Baldock for me is a non starter. Bristol City seem intent on keeping him, or not letting him go for any less than 4m and we know for sure that that ain't gonna happen!! He was also pictured in their team photo yesterday. Yes that doesn't mean anything but I just don't think he's close. I hope I'm wrong - I think he's has massive potential.

Think we missed a trick in not signing Matty Fryatt - contender for top scorer in the championship if he stays fit and @ 25-1 I've had a couple of quid e/w!!

Let's just hope there's a 20 goal a season man winging his way to the Amex, maybe being unveiled before the forum tonight!! Although in CMS we may already have one at the club. Who knows?!? God I hope so!!

Can't wait for the season - hope its a good one for the Albion. UTA
With Lingard scoring that cracker in the early hours I'm sort of hoping he comes back for the season, although he may just of brought himself a little more time in Manchester or a loan move to another prem side! Baldock for me is a non starter. Bristol City seem intent on keeping him, or not letting him go for any less than 4m and we know for sure that that ain't gonna happen!! He was also pictured in their team photo yesterday. Yes that doesn't mean anything but I just don't think he's close. I hope I'm wrong - I think he's has massive potential. Think we missed a trick in not signing Matty Fryatt - contender for top scorer in the championship if he stays fit and @ 25-1 I've had a couple of quid e/w!! Let's just hope there's a 20 goal a season man winging his way to the Amex, maybe being unveiled before the forum tonight!! Although in CMS we may already have one at the club. Who knows?!? God I hope so!! Can't wait for the season - hope its a good one for the Albion. UTA Hugothepug
  • Score: 2

8:31am Tue 5 Aug 14

tug509 says...

We needed a minimum of 7 or 8 players to replace our losses over the past 7 months ,we have lost some good quality in key positions ,so we cant skimp on replacements if we want to be serious . I wouldn`t be at all surprised if we didn`t sign a couple today ,but we mustn`t get fobbed off on a well timed PR display orchestrated to quieten down any possible dissent at tonights forum ,even if Ward Clayton and Baldock are officially announced ,we are still desperately short of a full squad .It`s about time the players we bring in reflect the promises of the club ,and the money the club has received from players sold and the massive input we have all contributed over the last 3 seasons . It can not be stated too often ,we owe Mr Bloom an enormous debt of gratitude ,but equally if all we have to offer ,compared to other Championship clubs is not enticing new blood to join us ,what on earth are the powers that be doing wrong ?. UTA
We needed a minimum of 7 or 8 players to replace our losses over the past 7 months ,we have lost some good quality in key positions ,so we cant skimp on replacements if we want to be serious . I wouldn`t be at all surprised if we didn`t sign a couple today ,but we mustn`t get fobbed off on a well timed PR display orchestrated to quieten down any possible dissent at tonights forum ,even if Ward Clayton and Baldock are officially announced ,we are still desperately short of a full squad .It`s about time the players we bring in reflect the promises of the club ,and the money the club has received from players sold and the massive input we have all contributed over the last 3 seasons . It can not be stated too often ,we owe Mr Bloom an enormous debt of gratitude ,but equally if all we have to offer ,compared to other Championship clubs is not enticing new blood to join us ,what on earth are the powers that be doing wrong ?. UTA tug509
  • Score: 7

8:35am Tue 5 Aug 14

AlanDuffy says...

Albion fan in London wrote:
I am bitterly disappointed with the lack of transfer activity so far. I honestly thought we would have seen some high calibre players coming in weeks ago especially when we have seen Barnes, Bridcutt, Upson and Ulloa leave.

I know things change very quickly and a couple of new faces we will all be feeling very different but why have we cut it so fine this season?

The beauty of this year was we didn't have all the baggage holding us back from the GP saga AND we had an extra influx of money from a record deal for our club.
Lets hope we have some good news over the next 24 hours, the current squad is mid to low end of the table standard IMO
Agreed. I think disappointment and frustration are the over-riding sentiments as we head into a new season - right now I'd be looking forward to things a lot more if I were a Watford or Bournemouth fan. Having said that I understand the club is in a difficult position. A new stadium and training facilities come at a price, and servicing the debt, combined with spiralling wage costs, mean that in order to be a sustainable business, the club needs to cut costs in some areas. The trouble is, if the team is not succesful or entertaining to watch, fans will drift away and a valuable source of income is lost. It's a fine balancing act. I don't think we've got it quite right yet but have to believe that in the long term we will.
[quote][p][bold]Albion fan in London[/bold] wrote: I am bitterly disappointed with the lack of transfer activity so far. I honestly thought we would have seen some high calibre players coming in weeks ago especially when we have seen Barnes, Bridcutt, Upson and Ulloa leave. I know things change very quickly and a couple of new faces we will all be feeling very different but why have we cut it so fine this season? The beauty of this year was we didn't have all the baggage holding us back from the GP saga AND we had an extra influx of money from a record deal for our club. Lets hope we have some good news over the next 24 hours, the current squad is mid to low end of the table standard IMO[/p][/quote]Agreed. I think disappointment and frustration are the over-riding sentiments as we head into a new season - right now I'd be looking forward to things a lot more if I were a Watford or Bournemouth fan. Having said that I understand the club is in a difficult position. A new stadium and training facilities come at a price, and servicing the debt, combined with spiralling wage costs, mean that in order to be a sustainable business, the club needs to cut costs in some areas. The trouble is, if the team is not succesful or entertaining to watch, fans will drift away and a valuable source of income is lost. It's a fine balancing act. I don't think we've got it quite right yet but have to believe that in the long term we will. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 9

8:41am Tue 5 Aug 14

AlanDuffy says...

Quiterie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Sorry lads I think it`s far simpler than that ,I believe burke is a total Richard with all the footballing nous of a typical two faced politician more concerned with his own self importance ,just look at Blackpool ,two weeks ago they had 8 players now they have a squad ,burke with all his immense talent cant even secure one player for 100,000 who wants to come to us ,and who`s parent club want us to take him ,incompetence on a level never seen before !!!.
Bit harsh. Blackpool are having to take whoever they can get. The Albion have (hopefully) spent a lot of time and effort identifying specific targets who they are now trying to get over the line. Lots of things can complicate the transfer process. For example the selling club securing a replacement, the agent being difficult, personal terms for the player and of course getting the best deal for the Albion. Ideally it would be good to get players in early, but it's worth the wait to get the right player.
Sorry, don't buy it. If we know it's a difficult process with all these potential complications, why leave it so late to start recruiting...it's not like we've just woken up and found we're short of a few players. We've been running the squad down since January.
[quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Sorry lads I think it`s far simpler than that ,I believe burke is a total Richard with all the footballing nous of a typical two faced politician more concerned with his own self importance ,just look at Blackpool ,two weeks ago they had 8 players now they have a squad ,burke with all his immense talent cant even secure one player for 100,000 who wants to come to us ,and who`s parent club want us to take him ,incompetence on a level never seen before !!!.[/p][/quote]Bit harsh. Blackpool are having to take whoever they can get. The Albion have (hopefully) spent a lot of time and effort identifying specific targets who they are now trying to get over the line. Lots of things can complicate the transfer process. For example the selling club securing a replacement, the agent being difficult, personal terms for the player and of course getting the best deal for the Albion. Ideally it would be good to get players in early, but it's worth the wait to get the right player.[/p][/quote]Sorry, don't buy it. If we know it's a difficult process with all these potential complications, why leave it so late to start recruiting...it's not like we've just woken up and found we're short of a few players. We've been running the squad down since January. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 11

8:46am Tue 5 Aug 14

AlfieT says...

Lawro was God wrote:
The moose, Talksport, has tweeted that Ward, Clayton and Baldock are expected to sign for us. He is not usually wide of the mark when it comes to transfer news. He also got Stockdale right.
Just heard the same repeated live on air on talk sport, fingers crossed, first game adrenaline starting to build.
[quote][p][bold]Lawro was God[/bold] wrote: The moose, Talksport, has tweeted that Ward, Clayton and Baldock are expected to sign for us. He is not usually wide of the mark when it comes to transfer news. He also got Stockdale right.[/p][/quote]Just heard the same repeated live on air on talk sport, fingers crossed, first game adrenaline starting to build. AlfieT
  • Score: 3

8:50am Tue 5 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

WE have been hearing about the THREE for some time now--lets get on and sign them --UNLESS they are going to be introduced tonight??
WE have been hearing about the THREE for some time now--lets get on and sign them --UNLESS they are going to be introduced tonight?? mikeygit
  • Score: 1

8:56am Tue 5 Aug 14

pablobrowno says...

Doom doom doom this morning eh? Again!! Until the singings are announced!!

I do agree though that it's not ideal for this to be happening less than a week before the first game of the season but I don't think there's many clubs who sorted their squads out weeks ago and have been happily conducting their pre-season training as a complete unit. I guess the nature of the beast is that clubs negotiate and hang out for the best deals they can get..buy or sell. Keeping their poker faces as long as poss!
Doom doom doom this morning eh? Again!! Until the singings are announced!! I do agree though that it's not ideal for this to be happening less than a week before the first game of the season but I don't think there's many clubs who sorted their squads out weeks ago and have been happily conducting their pre-season training as a complete unit. I guess the nature of the beast is that clubs negotiate and hang out for the best deals they can get..buy or sell. Keeping their poker faces as long as poss! pablobrowno
  • Score: -2

9:09am Tue 5 Aug 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

I would have thought we'd have heard some positive news by now apart from the two DS lads. It's disappointing but let's be patient and see what happens in the next 10 hours. Over to you Mr Burke. UTA
I would have thought we'd have heard some positive news by now apart from the two DS lads. It's disappointing but let's be patient and see what happens in the next 10 hours. Over to you Mr Burke. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 6

9:17am Tue 5 Aug 14

Kit Napier's Beard says...

AlanDuffy wrote:
What surprises me is that we seem to have no back up plan in the event that one of our targets becomes unavailable or the deal can't be done. It's clear and the manager has said that we need 4-5 more players to make the squad competitive. Yet the "targets" we hear about are always the same - Ward, Clayton, Baldock, Lingard - are we looking at other players? Last season we pursued the Obika loan, despite him being injured, finally got him, then didn't play him and he went back to Spurs. It may be that there is an announcement of something today, either before or at the forum. But I can't shake the feeling that something isn't right at the club - 2 managers leave after successful seasons, our best players are sold, the new manager is showing signs of frustration, we've been promised new players, but with 5 days to go to the new season, we're still short of anything approaching a competitive side - supporting the club is one thing, blind faith another - I hope we get some answers tonight, rather than the same old excuses and fob-offs. My patience is running thin.
Well said.
[quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: What surprises me is that we seem to have no back up plan in the event that one of our targets becomes unavailable or the deal can't be done. It's clear and the manager has said that we need 4-5 more players to make the squad competitive. Yet the "targets" we hear about are always the same - Ward, Clayton, Baldock, Lingard - are we looking at other players? Last season we pursued the Obika loan, despite him being injured, finally got him, then didn't play him and he went back to Spurs. It may be that there is an announcement of something today, either before or at the forum. But I can't shake the feeling that something isn't right at the club - 2 managers leave after successful seasons, our best players are sold, the new manager is showing signs of frustration, we've been promised new players, but with 5 days to go to the new season, we're still short of anything approaching a competitive side - supporting the club is one thing, blind faith another - I hope we get some answers tonight, rather than the same old excuses and fob-offs. My patience is running thin.[/p][/quote]Well said. Kit Napier's Beard
  • Score: 4

9:41am Tue 5 Aug 14

ringtone says...

tug509 wrote:
Sorry lads I think it`s far simpler than that ,I believe burke is a total Richard with all the footballing nous of a typical two faced politician more concerned with his own self importance ,just look at Blackpool ,two weeks ago they had 8 players now they have a squad ,burke with all his immense talent cant even secure one player for 100,000 who wants to come to us ,and who`s parent club want us to take him ,incompetence on a level never seen before !!!.
Nice one Tug.

Might upset some of the players daddies that read this, but so what.

Brown nosein burk might get their sons 4 year deals but he is a total dingbat.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Sorry lads I think it`s far simpler than that ,I believe burke is a total Richard with all the footballing nous of a typical two faced politician more concerned with his own self importance ,just look at Blackpool ,two weeks ago they had 8 players now they have a squad ,burke with all his immense talent cant even secure one player for 100,000 who wants to come to us ,and who`s parent club want us to take him ,incompetence on a level never seen before !!!.[/p][/quote]Nice one Tug. Might upset some of the players daddies that read this, but so what. Brown nosein burk might get their sons 4 year deals but he is a total dingbat. ringtone
  • Score: -1

9:47am Tue 5 Aug 14

Captain Haddock says...

daughter-of-manag wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
I would like to ask some searching questions tonight if I get in, mainly where on earth are all the quality players we need? Why is it so expensive to watch the albion? And who was really responsible for the play off poo? There are so many questions that need answering at the albion.
"I would like to ask some searching questions tonight if I get in..." ha ha ha you made me spit out my coffee! You would have to separate yourself from your computer in South Norwood, Mr Sweeper; Nice try.
Hehe. Was just thinking the same.
[quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: I would like to ask some searching questions tonight if I get in, mainly where on earth are all the quality players we need? Why is it so expensive to watch the albion? And who was really responsible for the play off poo? There are so many questions that need answering at the albion.[/p][/quote]"I would like to ask some searching questions tonight if I get in..." ha ha ha you made me spit out my coffee! You would have to separate yourself from your computer in South Norwood, Mr Sweeper; Nice try.[/p][/quote]Hehe. Was just thinking the same. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 4

10:02am Tue 5 Aug 14

Andrea Orlandigasm says...

This doesn't sound promising:
http://www.bristolpo
st.co.uk/Steve-Cotte
rill-confident-star-
striker-Sam/story-22
073499-detail/story.
html

Cotterill and The Argus can't both be right. 1 says we made 1 bid (nowhere near enough) ages ago and haven't followed it up. The other said a couple of days ago that we were close to signing Baldock. I hope we make another offer but it possibly suits the paper to increase disappointment if deals don't happen.
This doesn't sound promising: http://www.bristolpo st.co.uk/Steve-Cotte rill-confident-star- striker-Sam/story-22 073499-detail/story. html Cotterill and The Argus can't both be right. 1 says we made 1 bid (nowhere near enough) ages ago and haven't followed it up. The other said a couple of days ago that we were close to signing Baldock. I hope we make another offer but it possibly suits the paper to increase disappointment if deals don't happen. Andrea Orlandigasm
  • Score: 4

10:24am Tue 5 Aug 14

ballantrrae says...

tug509 wrote:
We needed a minimum of 7 or 8 players to replace our losses over the past 7 months ,we have lost some good quality in key positions ,so we cant skimp on replacements if we want to be serious . I wouldn`t be at all surprised if we didn`t sign a couple today ,but we mustn`t get fobbed off on a well timed PR display orchestrated to quieten down any possible dissent at tonights forum ,even if Ward Clayton and Baldock are officially announced ,we are still desperately short of a full squad .It`s about time the players we bring in reflect the promises of the club ,and the money the club has received from players sold and the massive input we have all contributed over the last 3 seasons . It can not be stated too often ,we owe Mr Bloom an enormous debt of gratitude ,but equally if all we have to offer ,compared to other Championship clubs is not enticing new blood to join us ,what on earth are the powers that be doing wrong ?. UTA
Good post Tug509 with a number of pertinent points which are well made.
One simple question.
Does anyone know if David Burke has been told that the season starts on Saturday ?
The apparent lack of urgency in acquiring players is worrying and were it not for Barber's comments in the Southampton match programme confirming that the Club was doing its best to sign the players SH wants I would be even more concerned. As it is, rightly or wrongly, I have reservations about Burke and his team delivering the targets SH has indicated he needs.
Tonight's Forum could and should be illuminating. Hopefully TB and PB will be able to reassure us on a number of issues and SH outline his strategy for the coming season. I would also be interested in knowing whether he (SH) still wants an Assistant Manager. I think he and the club would benefit by having one.
Onwards and Upwards.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: We needed a minimum of 7 or 8 players to replace our losses over the past 7 months ,we have lost some good quality in key positions ,so we cant skimp on replacements if we want to be serious . I wouldn`t be at all surprised if we didn`t sign a couple today ,but we mustn`t get fobbed off on a well timed PR display orchestrated to quieten down any possible dissent at tonights forum ,even if Ward Clayton and Baldock are officially announced ,we are still desperately short of a full squad .It`s about time the players we bring in reflect the promises of the club ,and the money the club has received from players sold and the massive input we have all contributed over the last 3 seasons . It can not be stated too often ,we owe Mr Bloom an enormous debt of gratitude ,but equally if all we have to offer ,compared to other Championship clubs is not enticing new blood to join us ,what on earth are the powers that be doing wrong ?. UTA[/p][/quote]Good post Tug509 with a number of pertinent points which are well made. One simple question. Does anyone know if David Burke has been told that the season starts on Saturday ? The apparent lack of urgency in acquiring players is worrying and were it not for Barber's comments in the Southampton match programme confirming that the Club was doing its best to sign the players SH wants I would be even more concerned. As it is, rightly or wrongly, I have reservations about Burke and his team delivering the targets SH has indicated he needs. Tonight's Forum could and should be illuminating. Hopefully TB and PB will be able to reassure us on a number of issues and SH outline his strategy for the coming season. I would also be interested in knowing whether he (SH) still wants an Assistant Manager. I think he and the club would benefit by having one. Onwards and Upwards. ballantrrae
  • Score: 4

11:13am Tue 5 Aug 14

Cap'n Pugwash says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
I would like to ask some searching questions tonight if I get in, mainly where on earth are all the quality players we need? Why is it so expensive to watch the albion? And who was really responsible for the play off poo? There are so many questions that need answering at the albion.
You Palace trolls are SO funny! Life must be so dull in Croydon.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: I would like to ask some searching questions tonight if I get in, mainly where on earth are all the quality players we need? Why is it so expensive to watch the albion? And who was really responsible for the play off poo? There are so many questions that need answering at the albion.[/p][/quote]You Palace trolls are SO funny! Life must be so dull in Croydon. Cap'n Pugwash
  • Score: 2

11:33am Tue 5 Aug 14

tug509 says...

Quiterie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Sorry lads I think it`s far simpler than that ,I believe burke is a total Richard with all the footballing nous of a typical two faced politician more concerned with his own self importance ,just look at Blackpool ,two weeks ago they had 8 players now they have a squad ,burke with all his immense talent cant even secure one player for 100,000 who wants to come to us ,and who`s parent club want us to take him ,incompetence on a level never seen before !!!.
Bit harsh. Blackpool are having to take whoever they can get. The Albion have (hopefully) spent a lot of time and effort identifying specific targets who they are now trying to get over the line. Lots of things can complicate the transfer process. For example the selling club securing a replacement, the agent being difficult, personal terms for the player and of course getting the best deal for the Albion. Ideally it would be good to get players in early, but it's worth the wait to get the right player.
Hi Quiterie ,
the problem with waiting is " for how long " we targeted Clayton Baldock and Ward in January and are still havn`t landed any of them ,and if they were to be announced tonight ,it would still have taken nearly 8 months !.
[quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Sorry lads I think it`s far simpler than that ,I believe burke is a total Richard with all the footballing nous of a typical two faced politician more concerned with his own self importance ,just look at Blackpool ,two weeks ago they had 8 players now they have a squad ,burke with all his immense talent cant even secure one player for 100,000 who wants to come to us ,and who`s parent club want us to take him ,incompetence on a level never seen before !!!.[/p][/quote]Bit harsh. Blackpool are having to take whoever they can get. The Albion have (hopefully) spent a lot of time and effort identifying specific targets who they are now trying to get over the line. Lots of things can complicate the transfer process. For example the selling club securing a replacement, the agent being difficult, personal terms for the player and of course getting the best deal for the Albion. Ideally it would be good to get players in early, but it's worth the wait to get the right player.[/p][/quote]Hi Quiterie , the problem with waiting is " for how long " we targeted Clayton Baldock and Ward in January and are still havn`t landed any of them ,and if they were to be announced tonight ,it would still have taken nearly 8 months !. tug509
  • Score: 4

11:48am Tue 5 Aug 14

dave from bexill says...

ballantrrae wrote:
tug509 wrote:
We needed a minimum of 7 or 8 players to replace our losses over the past 7 months ,we have lost some good quality in key positions ,so we cant skimp on replacements if we want to be serious . I wouldn`t be at all surprised if we didn`t sign a couple today ,but we mustn`t get fobbed off on a well timed PR display orchestrated to quieten down any possible dissent at tonights forum ,even if Ward Clayton and Baldock are officially announced ,we are still desperately short of a full squad .It`s about time the players we bring in reflect the promises of the club ,and the money the club has received from players sold and the massive input we have all contributed over the last 3 seasons . It can not be stated too often ,we owe Mr Bloom an enormous debt of gratitude ,but equally if all we have to offer ,compared to other Championship clubs is not enticing new blood to join us ,what on earth are the powers that be doing wrong ?. UTA
Good post Tug509 with a number of pertinent points which are well made.
One simple question.
Does anyone know if David Burke has been told that the season starts on Saturday ?
The apparent lack of urgency in acquiring players is worrying and were it not for Barber's comments in the Southampton match programme confirming that the Club was doing its best to sign the players SH wants I would be even more concerned. As it is, rightly or wrongly, I have reservations about Burke and his team delivering the targets SH has indicated he needs.
Tonight's Forum could and should be illuminating. Hopefully TB and PB will be able to reassure us on a number of issues and SH outline his strategy for the coming season. I would also be interested in knowing whether he (SH) still wants an Assistant Manager. I think he and the club would benefit by having one.
Onwards and Upwards.
I think it reasonable to say that of the 3 - 4 players we have been most closely connected with and as yet haven't signed, Ward is the most likely and easiest to negotiate. I hope therefore that at this evenings forum the management don't present us with or confirm the signing of just Ward. As much as I would like to see him signed, this will not in my view do anymore than act as a smoke screen to hide the concerns and frustrations of the supporters. I say this as someone who doesn't generally criticise management.
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: We needed a minimum of 7 or 8 players to replace our losses over the past 7 months ,we have lost some good quality in key positions ,so we cant skimp on replacements if we want to be serious . I wouldn`t be at all surprised if we didn`t sign a couple today ,but we mustn`t get fobbed off on a well timed PR display orchestrated to quieten down any possible dissent at tonights forum ,even if Ward Clayton and Baldock are officially announced ,we are still desperately short of a full squad .It`s about time the players we bring in reflect the promises of the club ,and the money the club has received from players sold and the massive input we have all contributed over the last 3 seasons . It can not be stated too often ,we owe Mr Bloom an enormous debt of gratitude ,but equally if all we have to offer ,compared to other Championship clubs is not enticing new blood to join us ,what on earth are the powers that be doing wrong ?. UTA[/p][/quote]Good post Tug509 with a number of pertinent points which are well made. One simple question. Does anyone know if David Burke has been told that the season starts on Saturday ? The apparent lack of urgency in acquiring players is worrying and were it not for Barber's comments in the Southampton match programme confirming that the Club was doing its best to sign the players SH wants I would be even more concerned. As it is, rightly or wrongly, I have reservations about Burke and his team delivering the targets SH has indicated he needs. Tonight's Forum could and should be illuminating. Hopefully TB and PB will be able to reassure us on a number of issues and SH outline his strategy for the coming season. I would also be interested in knowing whether he (SH) still wants an Assistant Manager. I think he and the club would benefit by having one. Onwards and Upwards.[/p][/quote]I think it reasonable to say that of the 3 - 4 players we have been most closely connected with and as yet haven't signed, Ward is the most likely and easiest to negotiate. I hope therefore that at this evenings forum the management don't present us with or confirm the signing of just Ward. As much as I would like to see him signed, this will not in my view do anymore than act as a smoke screen to hide the concerns and frustrations of the supporters. I say this as someone who doesn't generally criticise management. dave from bexill
  • Score: 13

12:17pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Quiterie says...

AlanDuffy wrote:
Quiterie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Sorry lads I think it`s far simpler than that ,I believe burke is a total Richard with all the footballing nous of a typical two faced politician more concerned with his own self importance ,just look at Blackpool ,two weeks ago they had 8 players now they have a squad ,burke with all his immense talent cant even secure one player for 100,000 who wants to come to us ,and who`s parent club want us to take him ,incompetence on a level never seen before !!!.
Bit harsh. Blackpool are having to take whoever they can get. The Albion have (hopefully) spent a lot of time and effort identifying specific targets who they are now trying to get over the line. Lots of things can complicate the transfer process. For example the selling club securing a replacement, the agent being difficult, personal terms for the player and of course getting the best deal for the Albion. Ideally it would be good to get players in early, but it's worth the wait to get the right player.
Sorry, don't buy it. If we know it's a difficult process with all these potential complications, why leave it so late to start recruiting...it's not like we've just woken up and found we're short of a few players. We've been running the squad down since January.
But we haven't left it late to start recruiting. The Baldock, Clayton & Ward deals will all have been worked on for weeks, if not months. It's the closing out of the deals that often happens very late for the reasons I've mentioned above. Particularly in a World Cup year when everything seems to get pushed back even more. I bet you this is exactly what Bloom & Barber will say in the forum tonight.
[quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Sorry lads I think it`s far simpler than that ,I believe burke is a total Richard with all the footballing nous of a typical two faced politician more concerned with his own self importance ,just look at Blackpool ,two weeks ago they had 8 players now they have a squad ,burke with all his immense talent cant even secure one player for 100,000 who wants to come to us ,and who`s parent club want us to take him ,incompetence on a level never seen before !!!.[/p][/quote]Bit harsh. Blackpool are having to take whoever they can get. The Albion have (hopefully) spent a lot of time and effort identifying specific targets who they are now trying to get over the line. Lots of things can complicate the transfer process. For example the selling club securing a replacement, the agent being difficult, personal terms for the player and of course getting the best deal for the Albion. Ideally it would be good to get players in early, but it's worth the wait to get the right player.[/p][/quote]Sorry, don't buy it. If we know it's a difficult process with all these potential complications, why leave it so late to start recruiting...it's not like we've just woken up and found we're short of a few players. We've been running the squad down since January.[/p][/quote]But we haven't left it late to start recruiting. The Baldock, Clayton & Ward deals will all have been worked on for weeks, if not months. It's the closing out of the deals that often happens very late for the reasons I've mentioned above. Particularly in a World Cup year when everything seems to get pushed back even more. I bet you this is exactly what Bloom & Barber will say in the forum tonight. Quiterie
  • Score: -1

12:20pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Beale32 says...

We may not of signed the quality signings we have been expecting (been told would come from in) but.... At least we haven't let more go.
We may not of signed the quality signings we have been expecting (been told would come from in) but.... At least we haven't let more go. Beale32
  • Score: -1

12:40pm Tue 5 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

I wouldn't write off the chances of Lingard being available for loan, yes he did score a great goal yesterday but he only got about 15 minutes playing time, this added to the 30 in their last match, and I think he got a further 20 last week against somebody or other.
Van Gaal is speaking to all his players one by one this week, they will all be told how their future lies. Lingard may or may not come to us, but I do think he will go somewhere.

Our best chance of avoiding this transfer uncertainty come next year lies with keeping Hyypia. Two seasons on the bouce where the incoming manager has or zero, or limited knowledge of the market at our level, places too much decision making in the hands of others. Hyypia needs to work the market every day, prepare for the january window and the one next summer, he will only know the real strength of his squad once matches get played.
The target list needs to be Hyypia's list, and once that list is presented to Burke and Bloom, only then will we see if they can get the job done.
I wouldn't write off the chances of Lingard being available for loan, yes he did score a great goal yesterday but he only got about 15 minutes playing time, this added to the 30 in their last match, and I think he got a further 20 last week against somebody or other. Van Gaal is speaking to all his players one by one this week, they will all be told how their future lies. Lingard may or may not come to us, but I do think he will go somewhere. Our best chance of avoiding this transfer uncertainty come next year lies with keeping Hyypia. Two seasons on the bouce where the incoming manager has or zero, or limited knowledge of the market at our level, places too much decision making in the hands of others. Hyypia needs to work the market every day, prepare for the january window and the one next summer, he will only know the real strength of his squad once matches get played. The target list needs to be Hyypia's list, and once that list is presented to Burke and Bloom, only then will we see if they can get the job done. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -1

12:43pm Tue 5 Aug 14

albionfan33 says...

Henry @GeddesChris
@BroadcastMoose Are you just repeating what the Argus has reported or have you heard this from other sources?
Ian Abrahams (Moose) ✔ @BroadcastMoose
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@GeddesChris I have my own independant sources
6:23 AM - 5 Aug 2014
that sounds pretty clear to me (from twitter if you dont know/have it)
Henry @GeddesChris @BroadcastMoose Are you just repeating what the Argus has reported or have you heard this from other sources? Ian Abrahams (Moose) ✔ @BroadcastMoose Follow @GeddesChris I have my own independant sources 6:23 AM - 5 Aug 2014 that sounds pretty clear to me (from twitter if you dont know/have it) albionfan33
  • Score: 0

12:44pm Tue 5 Aug 14

albionfan33 says...

Ian Abrahams (Moose) ✔ @BroadcastMoose
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Stephen Ward from Wolves, Adam Clayton from Huddersfield & ex Hammer Sam Baldock look set to arrive at The Amex before the big kick-off this followed
Ian Abrahams (Moose) ✔ @BroadcastMoose Follow Stephen Ward from Wolves, Adam Clayton from Huddersfield & ex Hammer Sam Baldock look set to arrive at The Amex before the big kick-off this followed albionfan33
  • Score: 0

1:06pm Tue 5 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

albionfan33 wrote:
Henry @GeddesChris
@BroadcastMoose Are you just repeating what the Argus has reported or have you heard this from other sources?
Ian Abrahams (Moose) ✔ @BroadcastMoose
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@GeddesChris I have my own independant sources
6:23 AM - 5 Aug 2014
that sounds pretty clear to me (from twitter if you dont know/have it)
A good jurno will hear something from a, 'source,' he will then look to other sources, independant from the original, to confirm the story, only then will he/she go public, or at least that is how it's supposed to work.

Three people all saying the same thing, did any of them seek confirmation thru other avenues?
[quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: Henry @GeddesChris @BroadcastMoose Are you just repeating what the Argus has reported or have you heard this from other sources? Ian Abrahams (Moose) ✔ @BroadcastMoose Follow @GeddesChris I have my own independant sources 6:23 AM - 5 Aug 2014 that sounds pretty clear to me (from twitter if you dont know/have it)[/p][/quote]A good jurno will hear something from a, 'source,' he will then look to other sources, independant from the original, to confirm the story, only then will he/she go public, or at least that is how it's supposed to work. Three people all saying the same thing, did any of them seek confirmation thru other avenues? VegasSeagull
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1:10pm Tue 5 Aug 14

albionfan33 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
albionfan33 wrote:
Henry @GeddesChris
@BroadcastMoose Are you just repeating what the Argus has reported or have you heard this from other sources?
Ian Abrahams (Moose) ✔ @BroadcastMoose
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@GeddesChris I have my own independant sources
6:23 AM - 5 Aug 2014
that sounds pretty clear to me (from twitter if you dont know/have it)
A good jurno will hear something from a, 'source,' he will then look to other sources, independant from the original, to confirm the story, only then will he/she go public, or at least that is how it's supposed to work.

Three people all saying the same thing, did any of them seek confirmation thru other avenues?
i couldnt tell you. but i would say it all seems a goer. certainly you wouldnt expect a national broadcaster to say that without being very sure it was going to happen
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: Henry @GeddesChris @BroadcastMoose Are you just repeating what the Argus has reported or have you heard this from other sources? Ian Abrahams (Moose) ✔ @BroadcastMoose Follow @GeddesChris I have my own independant sources 6:23 AM - 5 Aug 2014 that sounds pretty clear to me (from twitter if you dont know/have it)[/p][/quote]A good jurno will hear something from a, 'source,' he will then look to other sources, independant from the original, to confirm the story, only then will he/she go public, or at least that is how it's supposed to work. Three people all saying the same thing, did any of them seek confirmation thru other avenues?[/p][/quote]i couldnt tell you. but i would say it all seems a goer. certainly you wouldnt expect a national broadcaster to say that without being very sure it was going to happen albionfan33
  • Score: 1

1:31pm Tue 5 Aug 14

9 of us says...

We need signings asap, as reading this site has become a bore.
Off to walk around the AMEX now and see if I can actually get bring back some positive news.
Got to achieve something during my lunch break.
UTA
We need signings asap, as reading this site has become a bore. Off to walk around the AMEX now and see if I can actually get bring back some positive news. Got to achieve something during my lunch break. UTA 9 of us
  • Score: 0

1:42pm Tue 5 Aug 14

novascotiagull says...

Graydog wrote:
Took his goal well today against L'pool and chances of him going out on loan right away might be diminishing.
LvG appears to see him as a squad player that fits in well with his system - maybe more so than Zaha.
With all due respect he was the star of the tour last year and scored a handful of goals before being loaned out. He has not started a single game on this years tour. The difference in outcome if there is to be one, will be the coach.
[quote][p][bold]Graydog[/bold] wrote: Took his goal well today against L'pool and chances of him going out on loan right away might be diminishing. LvG appears to see him as a squad player that fits in well with his system - maybe more so than Zaha.[/p][/quote]With all due respect he was the star of the tour last year and scored a handful of goals before being loaned out. He has not started a single game on this years tour. The difference in outcome if there is to be one, will be the coach. novascotiagull
  • Score: 1

1:44pm Tue 5 Aug 14

SMF20 says...

A Clayton doubt

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A Clayton doubt http://www.gazetteli ve.co.uk/sport/footb all/transfer-news/ad am-clayton-boro-pois ed-complete-7565920 SMF20
  • Score: 2

1:55pm Tue 5 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

SMF20 wrote:
A Clayton doubt

http://www.gazetteli

ve.co.uk/sport/footb

all/transfer-news/ad

am-clayton-boro-pois

ed-complete-7565920
don't think it's a question of, 'doubt,' more a case of a 'fact,' Boro have got him.
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: A Clayton doubt http://www.gazetteli ve.co.uk/sport/footb all/transfer-news/ad am-clayton-boro-pois ed-complete-7565920[/p][/quote]don't think it's a question of, 'doubt,' more a case of a 'fact,' Boro have got him. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

1:59pm Tue 5 Aug 14

AlanDuffy says...

Quiterie wrote:
AlanDuffy wrote:
Quiterie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Sorry lads I think it`s far simpler than that ,I believe burke is a total Richard with all the footballing nous of a typical two faced politician more concerned with his own self importance ,just look at Blackpool ,two weeks ago they had 8 players now they have a squad ,burke with all his immense talent cant even secure one player for 100,000 who wants to come to us ,and who`s parent club want us to take him ,incompetence on a level never seen before !!!.
Bit harsh. Blackpool are having to take whoever they can get. The Albion have (hopefully) spent a lot of time and effort identifying specific targets who they are now trying to get over the line. Lots of things can complicate the transfer process. For example the selling club securing a replacement, the agent being difficult, personal terms for the player and of course getting the best deal for the Albion. Ideally it would be good to get players in early, but it's worth the wait to get the right player.
Sorry, don't buy it. If we know it's a difficult process with all these potential complications, why leave it so late to start recruiting...it's not like we've just woken up and found we're short of a few players. We've been running the squad down since January.
But we haven't left it late to start recruiting. The Baldock, Clayton & Ward deals will all have been worked on for weeks, if not months. It's the closing out of the deals that often happens very late for the reasons I've mentioned above. Particularly in a World Cup year when everything seems to get pushed back even more. I bet you this is exactly what Bloom & Barber will say in the forum tonight.
Yeah, well it looks like the Clayton deal we've been working on for weeks/months is going to come to nothing..........
[quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Sorry lads I think it`s far simpler than that ,I believe burke is a total Richard with all the footballing nous of a typical two faced politician more concerned with his own self importance ,just look at Blackpool ,two weeks ago they had 8 players now they have a squad ,burke with all his immense talent cant even secure one player for 100,000 who wants to come to us ,and who`s parent club want us to take him ,incompetence on a level never seen before !!!.[/p][/quote]Bit harsh. Blackpool are having to take whoever they can get. The Albion have (hopefully) spent a lot of time and effort identifying specific targets who they are now trying to get over the line. Lots of things can complicate the transfer process. For example the selling club securing a replacement, the agent being difficult, personal terms for the player and of course getting the best deal for the Albion. Ideally it would be good to get players in early, but it's worth the wait to get the right player.[/p][/quote]Sorry, don't buy it. If we know it's a difficult process with all these potential complications, why leave it so late to start recruiting...it's not like we've just woken up and found we're short of a few players. We've been running the squad down since January.[/p][/quote]But we haven't left it late to start recruiting. The Baldock, Clayton & Ward deals will all have been worked on for weeks, if not months. It's the closing out of the deals that often happens very late for the reasons I've mentioned above. Particularly in a World Cup year when everything seems to get pushed back even more. I bet you this is exactly what Bloom & Barber will say in the forum tonight.[/p][/quote]Yeah, well it looks like the Clayton deal we've been working on for weeks/months is going to come to nothing.......... AlanDuffy
  • Score: 2

2:03pm Tue 5 Aug 14

ringtone says...

AlanDuffy wrote:
Quiterie wrote:
AlanDuffy wrote:
Quiterie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Sorry lads I think it`s far simpler than that ,I believe burke is a total Richard with all the footballing nous of a typical two faced politician more concerned with his own self importance ,just look at Blackpool ,two weeks ago they had 8 players now they have a squad ,burke with all his immense talent cant even secure one player for 100,000 who wants to come to us ,and who`s parent club want us to take him ,incompetence on a level never seen before !!!.
Bit harsh. Blackpool are having to take whoever they can get. The Albion have (hopefully) spent a lot of time and effort identifying specific targets who they are now trying to get over the line. Lots of things can complicate the transfer process. For example the selling club securing a replacement, the agent being difficult, personal terms for the player and of course getting the best deal for the Albion. Ideally it would be good to get players in early, but it's worth the wait to get the right player.
Sorry, don't buy it. If we know it's a difficult process with all these potential complications, why leave it so late to start recruiting...it's not like we've just woken up and found we're short of a few players. We've been running the squad down since January.
But we haven't left it late to start recruiting. The Baldock, Clayton & Ward deals will all have been worked on for weeks, if not months. It's the closing out of the deals that often happens very late for the reasons I've mentioned above. Particularly in a World Cup year when everything seems to get pushed back even more. I bet you this is exactly what Bloom & Barber will say in the forum tonight.
Yeah, well it looks like the Clayton deal we've been working on for weeks/months is going to come to nothing..........
Well done you burk.
[quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Sorry lads I think it`s far simpler than that ,I believe burke is a total Richard with all the footballing nous of a typical two faced politician more concerned with his own self importance ,just look at Blackpool ,two weeks ago they had 8 players now they have a squad ,burke with all his immense talent cant even secure one player for 100,000 who wants to come to us ,and who`s parent club want us to take him ,incompetence on a level never seen before !!!.[/p][/quote]Bit harsh. Blackpool are having to take whoever they can get. The Albion have (hopefully) spent a lot of time and effort identifying specific targets who they are now trying to get over the line. Lots of things can complicate the transfer process. For example the selling club securing a replacement, the agent being difficult, personal terms for the player and of course getting the best deal for the Albion. Ideally it would be good to get players in early, but it's worth the wait to get the right player.[/p][/quote]Sorry, don't buy it. If we know it's a difficult process with all these potential complications, why leave it so late to start recruiting...it's not like we've just woken up and found we're short of a few players. We've been running the squad down since January.[/p][/quote]But we haven't left it late to start recruiting. The Baldock, Clayton & Ward deals will all have been worked on for weeks, if not months. It's the closing out of the deals that often happens very late for the reasons I've mentioned above. Particularly in a World Cup year when everything seems to get pushed back even more. I bet you this is exactly what Bloom & Barber will say in the forum tonight.[/p][/quote]Yeah, well it looks like the Clayton deal we've been working on for weeks/months is going to come to nothing..........[/p][/quote]Well done you burk. ringtone
  • Score: -1

2:09pm Tue 5 Aug 14

ringtone says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
SMF20 wrote:
A Clayton doubt

http://www.gazetteli


ve.co.uk/sport/footb


all/transfer-news/ad


am-clayton-boro-pois


ed-complete-7565920
don't think it's a question of, 'doubt,' more a case of a 'fact,' Boro have got him.
So why have they got him?

As you said last week,surely nobody wants to live up north, when he had the chance of joining one of the worlds greatest teams and beautiful cities, LOL.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: A Clayton doubt http://www.gazetteli ve.co.uk/sport/footb all/transfer-news/ad am-clayton-boro-pois ed-complete-7565920[/p][/quote]don't think it's a question of, 'doubt,' more a case of a 'fact,' Boro have got him.[/p][/quote]So why have they got him? As you said last week,surely nobody wants to live up north, when he had the chance of joining one of the worlds greatest teams and beautiful cities, LOL. ringtone
  • Score: 3

2:18pm Tue 5 Aug 14

AlanDuffy says...

I think they have done a really good job of identifying the better players in the league from last season and have managed to snap them up early on, which is good.
Read more at http://www.bristolpo
st.co.uk/m-happy-sta
y-Bristol-City-says-
skipper-Sam/story-21
751127-detail/story.
html#XjXLOXrpoWfDSPl
c.99

What a great idea, Sam.
I think they have done a really good job of identifying the better players in the league from last season and have managed to snap them up early on, which is good. Read more at http://www.bristolpo st.co.uk/m-happy-sta y-Bristol-City-says- skipper-Sam/story-21 751127-detail/story. html#XjXLOXrpoWfDSPl c.99 What a great idea, Sam. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 2

3:31pm Tue 5 Aug 14

ballantrrae says...

dave from bexill wrote:
ballantrrae wrote:
tug509 wrote:
We needed a minimum of 7 or 8 players to replace our losses over the past 7 months ,we have lost some good quality in key positions ,so we cant skimp on replacements if we want to be serious . I wouldn`t be at all surprised if we didn`t sign a couple today ,but we mustn`t get fobbed off on a well timed PR display orchestrated to quieten down any possible dissent at tonights forum ,even if Ward Clayton and Baldock are officially announced ,we are still desperately short of a full squad .It`s about time the players we bring in reflect the promises of the club ,and the money the club has received from players sold and the massive input we have all contributed over the last 3 seasons . It can not be stated too often ,we owe Mr Bloom an enormous debt of gratitude ,but equally if all we have to offer ,compared to other Championship clubs is not enticing new blood to join us ,what on earth are the powers that be doing wrong ?. UTA
Good post Tug509 with a number of pertinent points which are well made.
One simple question.
Does anyone know if David Burke has been told that the season starts on Saturday ?
The apparent lack of urgency in acquiring players is worrying and were it not for Barber's comments in the Southampton match programme confirming that the Club was doing its best to sign the players SH wants I would be even more concerned. As it is, rightly or wrongly, I have reservations about Burke and his team delivering the targets SH has indicated he needs.
Tonight's Forum could and should be illuminating. Hopefully TB and PB will be able to reassure us on a number of issues and SH outline his strategy for the coming season. I would also be interested in knowing whether he (SH) still wants an Assistant Manager. I think he and the club would benefit by having one.
Onwards and Upwards.
I think it reasonable to say that of the 3 - 4 players we have been most closely connected with and as yet haven't signed, Ward is the most likely and easiest to negotiate. I hope therefore that at this evenings forum the management don't present us with or confirm the signing of just Ward. As much as I would like to see him signed, this will not in my view do anymore than act as a smoke screen to hide the concerns and frustrations of the supporters. I say this as someone who doesn't generally criticise management.
Absolutely with your comments Dave (from Bexhill).
TB has really got the club moving in the last few seasons. Paul Barber has done some first class work not only in respect of sponsorship deals and cost cutting but also in getting top fees for the likes of Bridcutt and Ulloa.
Burke is something of an enigma and unproven in my eyes when it comes to delivering the signings SH needs. Yet another reported target (Clayton) seems to have eluded us which following the Grabban non-signing is beginning to look like a worrying trend and a potentially fatal weakness the club cannot afford to let continue.
A few weeks back I posted that the spotlight was very much on Burke and his team to see whether they could deliver the signings SH wants. The jury is out but if their success rate doesn't improve this window then I think TB will have little choice but to act to remedy the situation.
Tonight's Fans Forum should be both interesting and informative especially in the light of the reports about Clayton going to Boro. I will be listening avidly to BBC Sussex to hear what the panel have to say
UTA.
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: We needed a minimum of 7 or 8 players to replace our losses over the past 7 months ,we have lost some good quality in key positions ,so we cant skimp on replacements if we want to be serious . I wouldn`t be at all surprised if we didn`t sign a couple today ,but we mustn`t get fobbed off on a well timed PR display orchestrated to quieten down any possible dissent at tonights forum ,even if Ward Clayton and Baldock are officially announced ,we are still desperately short of a full squad .It`s about time the players we bring in reflect the promises of the club ,and the money the club has received from players sold and the massive input we have all contributed over the last 3 seasons . It can not be stated too often ,we owe Mr Bloom an enormous debt of gratitude ,but equally if all we have to offer ,compared to other Championship clubs is not enticing new blood to join us ,what on earth are the powers that be doing wrong ?. UTA[/p][/quote]Good post Tug509 with a number of pertinent points which are well made. One simple question. Does anyone know if David Burke has been told that the season starts on Saturday ? The apparent lack of urgency in acquiring players is worrying and were it not for Barber's comments in the Southampton match programme confirming that the Club was doing its best to sign the players SH wants I would be even more concerned. As it is, rightly or wrongly, I have reservations about Burke and his team delivering the targets SH has indicated he needs. Tonight's Forum could and should be illuminating. Hopefully TB and PB will be able to reassure us on a number of issues and SH outline his strategy for the coming season. I would also be interested in knowing whether he (SH) still wants an Assistant Manager. I think he and the club would benefit by having one. Onwards and Upwards.[/p][/quote]I think it reasonable to say that of the 3 - 4 players we have been most closely connected with and as yet haven't signed, Ward is the most likely and easiest to negotiate. I hope therefore that at this evenings forum the management don't present us with or confirm the signing of just Ward. As much as I would like to see him signed, this will not in my view do anymore than act as a smoke screen to hide the concerns and frustrations of the supporters. I say this as someone who doesn't generally criticise management.[/p][/quote]Absolutely with your comments Dave (from Bexhill). TB has really got the club moving in the last few seasons. Paul Barber has done some first class work not only in respect of sponsorship deals and cost cutting but also in getting top fees for the likes of Bridcutt and Ulloa. Burke is something of an enigma and unproven in my eyes when it comes to delivering the signings SH needs. Yet another reported target (Clayton) seems to have eluded us which following the Grabban non-signing is beginning to look like a worrying trend and a potentially fatal weakness the club cannot afford to let continue. A few weeks back I posted that the spotlight was very much on Burke and his team to see whether they could deliver the signings SH wants. The jury is out but if their success rate doesn't improve this window then I think TB will have little choice but to act to remedy the situation. Tonight's Fans Forum should be both interesting and informative especially in the light of the reports about Clayton going to Boro. I will be listening avidly to BBC Sussex to hear what the panel have to say UTA. ballantrrae
  • Score: 2

5:56pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Hoffington says...

The albion team photo was supposed to be this morning but was cancelled until September.
I hope that this was due to incoming signings cos we'll be lucky to make the top half of the table at the minute IMO.
The albion team photo was supposed to be this morning but was cancelled until September. I hope that this was due to incoming signings cos we'll be lucky to make the top half of the table at the minute IMO. Hoffington
  • Score: 0

8:23pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Falmer Wizard says...

If we are serious about promotion !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!
we are still trying to field a full side plus subs,hopefully Blackpool could help us out.
If we are serious about promotion !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! we are still trying to field a full side plus subs,hopefully Blackpool could help us out. Falmer Wizard
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