New Albion development duo can follow path paved by Ince to first team

Chelsea youth product Rohan Ince broke into Albion’s first team last season after signing initially for the development squad

Chelsea youth product Rohan Ince broke into Albion’s first team last season after signing initially for the development squad

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

Albion are hoping Danny Pappoe and George Cole can follow Rohan Ince into the first team after confirming the captures of the former Chelsea pair for the development squad.

Centre-half Pappoe, 20, and 19-year-old attacking midfielder Cole have agreed one-year contracts following successful trials for Simon Ireland’s side during pre-season.

Fellow Chelsea youth product Ince broke into Albion’s first team last season after signing initially for the development squad.

Head of football David Burke said: “It is another positive sign for the club that young players that have been at some of the biggest clubs in England are seeking out Brighton as a place to go, because there is a realistic pathway for them to the first team.”

Pappoe has already made his League debut during an injury-shortened loan spell from Chelsea to Colchester.

He has also represented Ghana under-20s, while Cole was a target for Albion’s Championship rivals Ipswich and Brentford.

Ireland said: “Both have good experience having played at a club of Chelsea’s stature and we feel they will help us be competitive and provide some stability during our first season as a category one side.

“With so many players taking the step up to the first team recently there has been a void in our under-21s that our under-18s have filled, but we needed to bring in more faces at under-21 level so that we don’t over exert our youngsters too early.”

One of them will not be Roderigue Ndiane. Albion have decided against taking on the Cameroon defensive trialist.

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6:43am Tue 5 Aug 14

Aldrington Halt says...

The future's bright, the future's ALBION!!
The future's bright, the future's ALBION!! Aldrington Halt
  • Score: 2

7:58am Tue 5 Aug 14

Sid East Brighton says...

Saw the pair on the pre-season tour of Spain. Didn't exactly stand out as future 1st team material.
Saw the pair on the pre-season tour of Spain. Didn't exactly stand out as future 1st team material. Sid East Brighton
  • Score: 1

8:25am Tue 5 Aug 14

AlfieT says...

Sid East Brighton wrote:
Saw the pair on the pre-season tour of Spain. Didn't exactly stand out as future 1st team material.
Neither did Bridcutt when he first joined the Albion !!
[quote][p][bold]Sid East Brighton[/bold] wrote: Saw the pair on the pre-season tour of Spain. Didn't exactly stand out as future 1st team material.[/p][/quote]Neither did Bridcutt when he first joined the Albion !! AlfieT
  • Score: 5

8:51am Tue 5 Aug 14

the taffster says...

The teams that seem to do well are the ones that don't have to sell their best players to bankroll their existence.... We were told we don't have to sell our best players but they went.,.where's ulloas replacement coming from? Bridcutt was never replaced....I don't think panic buying at this stage is the answer...the manager should have been able to work with his full squad during preseason..... Everyone knows poyet was right about taking the club as far as he could and its lack of ambition...and subsequent managers will leave for the same reason... The clubs that will do well are the squads that have been kept together and have played together for many seasons...Burnley,Fo
rrest,Bournemouth,..
..the clubs that havnt chose to sell their assets...
The teams that seem to do well are the ones that don't have to sell their best players to bankroll their existence.... We were told we don't have to sell our best players but they went.,.where's ulloas replacement coming from? Bridcutt was never replaced....I don't think panic buying at this stage is the answer...the manager should have been able to work with his full squad during preseason..... Everyone knows poyet was right about taking the club as far as he could and its lack of ambition...and subsequent managers will leave for the same reason... The clubs that will do well are the squads that have been kept together and have played together for many seasons...Burnley,Fo rrest,Bournemouth,.. ..the clubs that havnt chose to sell their assets... the taffster
  • Score: -8

9:02am Tue 5 Aug 14

pablobrowno says...

the taffster wrote:
The teams that seem to do well are the ones that don't have to sell their best players to bankroll their existence.... We were told we don't have to sell our best players but they went.,.where's ulloas replacement coming from? Bridcutt was never replaced....I don't think panic buying at this stage is the answer...the manager should have been able to work with his full squad during preseason..... Everyone knows poyet was right about taking the club as far as he could and its lack of ambition...and subsequent managers will leave for the same reason... The clubs that will do well are the squads that have been kept together and have played together for many seasons...Burnley,Fo

rrest,Bournemouth,..

..the clubs that havnt chose to sell their assets...
Calm down. It's not boom or bust! It's not immediate success at any cost! The club will continue moving forward and I think most people would agree we'll reach the PL in the next two or three years. Going backwards is not an option. The club has changed and is never going back. Look at the academy and training facilities. This is a NEW Brighton and Hove Albion and the club is bigger than it ever has been. Sit back and enjoy the ride!
[quote][p][bold]the taffster[/bold] wrote: The teams that seem to do well are the ones that don't have to sell their best players to bankroll their existence.... We were told we don't have to sell our best players but they went.,.where's ulloas replacement coming from? Bridcutt was never replaced....I don't think panic buying at this stage is the answer...the manager should have been able to work with his full squad during preseason..... Everyone knows poyet was right about taking the club as far as he could and its lack of ambition...and subsequent managers will leave for the same reason... The clubs that will do well are the squads that have been kept together and have played together for many seasons...Burnley,Fo rrest,Bournemouth,.. ..the clubs that havnt chose to sell their assets...[/p][/quote]Calm down. It's not boom or bust! It's not immediate success at any cost! The club will continue moving forward and I think most people would agree we'll reach the PL in the next two or three years. Going backwards is not an option. The club has changed and is never going back. Look at the academy and training facilities. This is a NEW Brighton and Hove Albion and the club is bigger than it ever has been. Sit back and enjoy the ride! pablobrowno
  • Score: 15

9:18am Tue 5 Aug 14

The lev says...

the taffster wrote:
The teams that seem to do well are the ones that don't have to sell their best players to bankroll their existence.... We were told we don't have to sell our best players but they went.,.where's ulloas replacement coming from? Bridcutt was never replaced....I don't think panic buying at this stage is the answer...the manager should have been able to work with his full squad during preseason..... Everyone knows poyet was right about taking the club as far as he could and its lack of ambition...and subsequent managers will leave for the same reason... The clubs that will do well are the squads that have been kept together and have played together for many seasons...Burnley,Fo

rrest,Bournemouth,..

..the clubs that havnt chose to sell their assets...
As strange as this may sound , I think you need strong team players that don't stand out ,as this attracts the premiership clubs. Players like Bridcutt and Ulloa are so good it was only a matter of time until they were signed.
Players want to play on the big stage and I have no problem with that , it's not that Brighton wanted to sell either player , they were pleading to leave, then you have to sell .
[quote][p][bold]the taffster[/bold] wrote: The teams that seem to do well are the ones that don't have to sell their best players to bankroll their existence.... We were told we don't have to sell our best players but they went.,.where's ulloas replacement coming from? Bridcutt was never replaced....I don't think panic buying at this stage is the answer...the manager should have been able to work with his full squad during preseason..... Everyone knows poyet was right about taking the club as far as he could and its lack of ambition...and subsequent managers will leave for the same reason... The clubs that will do well are the squads that have been kept together and have played together for many seasons...Burnley,Fo rrest,Bournemouth,.. ..the clubs that havnt chose to sell their assets...[/p][/quote]As strange as this may sound , I think you need strong team players that don't stand out ,as this attracts the premiership clubs. Players like Bridcutt and Ulloa are so good it was only a matter of time until they were signed. Players want to play on the big stage and I have no problem with that , it's not that Brighton wanted to sell either player , they were pleading to leave, then you have to sell . The lev
  • Score: 10

9:28am Tue 5 Aug 14

Kit Napier's Beard says...

pablobrowno wrote:
the taffster wrote:
The teams that seem to do well are the ones that don't have to sell their best players to bankroll their existence.... We were told we don't have to sell our best players but they went.,.where's ulloas replacement coming from? Bridcutt was never replaced....I don't think panic buying at this stage is the answer...the manager should have been able to work with his full squad during preseason..... Everyone knows poyet was right about taking the club as far as he could and its lack of ambition...and subsequent managers will leave for the same reason... The clubs that will do well are the squads that have been kept together and have played together for many seasons...Burnley,Fo


rrest,Bournemouth,..


..the clubs that havnt chose to sell their assets...
Calm down. It's not boom or bust! It's not immediate success at any cost! The club will continue moving forward and I think most people would agree we'll reach the PL in the next two or three years. Going backwards is not an option. The club has changed and is never going back. Look at the academy and training facilities. This is a NEW Brighton and Hove Albion and the club is bigger than it ever has been. Sit back and enjoy the ride!
The club may better and bigger than ever, but the first team squad certainly is not and the season is just days away.
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the taffster[/bold] wrote: The teams that seem to do well are the ones that don't have to sell their best players to bankroll their existence.... We were told we don't have to sell our best players but they went.,.where's ulloas replacement coming from? Bridcutt was never replaced....I don't think panic buying at this stage is the answer...the manager should have been able to work with his full squad during preseason..... Everyone knows poyet was right about taking the club as far as he could and its lack of ambition...and subsequent managers will leave for the same reason... The clubs that will do well are the squads that have been kept together and have played together for many seasons...Burnley,Fo rrest,Bournemouth,.. ..the clubs that havnt chose to sell their assets...[/p][/quote]Calm down. It's not boom or bust! It's not immediate success at any cost! The club will continue moving forward and I think most people would agree we'll reach the PL in the next two or three years. Going backwards is not an option. The club has changed and is never going back. Look at the academy and training facilities. This is a NEW Brighton and Hove Albion and the club is bigger than it ever has been. Sit back and enjoy the ride![/p][/quote]The club may better and bigger than ever, but the first team squad certainly is not and the season is just days away. Kit Napier's Beard
  • Score: -7

9:38am Tue 5 Aug 14

beanyeye says...

Excuse the cross posting, but it looks very much as though any Baldock deal is not going to happen. The Bristol Post write as follows, suggesting that the Argus report citing an imminent deal was somewhat premature! :-

"But Cotterill claims Brighton have not followed up their initial interest with a second and improved offer and insists Baldock will be in the squad when the Robins tackle Sheffield United in Saturday's Sky-televised League One opener at Bramall Lane.

Eager to quash mounting speculation, Cotterill told the Bristol Post: "To be honest, they can talk all they want. We'll just fire back that he's not for sale. As it stands at this moment in time, he is not for sale. If they (Brighton) want to come back and pay £5 million for him, then that is a different matter.

"But that has not happened, so we don't need to think about it. The bid we received is nowhere near even worth talking about."



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Excuse the cross posting, but it looks very much as though any Baldock deal is not going to happen. The Bristol Post write as follows, suggesting that the Argus report citing an imminent deal was somewhat premature! :- "But Cotterill claims Brighton have not followed up their initial interest with a second and improved offer and insists Baldock will be in the squad when the Robins tackle Sheffield United in Saturday's Sky-televised League One opener at Bramall Lane. Eager to quash mounting speculation, Cotterill told the Bristol Post: "To be honest, they can talk all they want. We'll just fire back that he's not for sale. As it stands at this moment in time, he is not for sale. If they (Brighton) want to come back and pay £5 million for him, then that is a different matter. "But that has not happened, so we don't need to think about it. The bid we received is nowhere near even worth talking about." Read more: http://www.bristolpo st.co.uk/Steve-Cotte rill-confident-star- striker-Sam/story-22 073499-detail/story. html#ixzz39VMOvGHV beanyeye
  • Score: 2

10:21am Tue 5 Aug 14

Captain Haddock says...

pablobrowno wrote:
the taffster wrote:
The teams that seem to do well are the ones that don't have to sell their best players to bankroll their existence.... We were told we don't have to sell our best players but they went.,.where's ulloas replacement coming from? Bridcutt was never replaced....I don't think panic buying at this stage is the answer...the manager should have been able to work with his full squad during preseason..... Everyone knows poyet was right about taking the club as far as he could and its lack of ambition...and subsequent managers will leave for the same reason... The clubs that will do well are the squads that have been kept together and have played together for many seasons...Burnley,Fo


rrest,Bournemouth,..


..the clubs that havnt chose to sell their assets...
Calm down. It's not boom or bust! It's not immediate success at any cost! The club will continue moving forward and I think most people would agree we'll reach the PL in the next two or three years. Going backwards is not an option. The club has changed and is never going back. Look at the academy and training facilities. This is a NEW Brighton and Hove Albion and the club is bigger than it ever has been. Sit back and enjoy the ride!
Correct....it's BLoom or bust! Boom tish!
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the taffster[/bold] wrote: The teams that seem to do well are the ones that don't have to sell their best players to bankroll their existence.... We were told we don't have to sell our best players but they went.,.where's ulloas replacement coming from? Bridcutt was never replaced....I don't think panic buying at this stage is the answer...the manager should have been able to work with his full squad during preseason..... Everyone knows poyet was right about taking the club as far as he could and its lack of ambition...and subsequent managers will leave for the same reason... The clubs that will do well are the squads that have been kept together and have played together for many seasons...Burnley,Fo rrest,Bournemouth,.. ..the clubs that havnt chose to sell their assets...[/p][/quote]Calm down. It's not boom or bust! It's not immediate success at any cost! The club will continue moving forward and I think most people would agree we'll reach the PL in the next two or three years. Going backwards is not an option. The club has changed and is never going back. Look at the academy and training facilities. This is a NEW Brighton and Hove Albion and the club is bigger than it ever has been. Sit back and enjoy the ride![/p][/quote]Correct....it's BLoom or bust! Boom tish! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

10:24am Tue 5 Aug 14

Captain Haddock says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
pablobrowno wrote:
the taffster wrote:
The teams that seem to do well are the ones that don't have to sell their best players to bankroll their existence.... We were told we don't have to sell our best players but they went.,.where's ulloas replacement coming from? Bridcutt was never replaced....I don't think panic buying at this stage is the answer...the manager should have been able to work with his full squad during preseason..... Everyone knows poyet was right about taking the club as far as he could and its lack of ambition...and subsequent managers will leave for the same reason... The clubs that will do well are the squads that have been kept together and have played together for many seasons...Burnley,Fo



rrest,Bournemouth,..



..the clubs that havnt chose to sell their assets...
Calm down. It's not boom or bust! It's not immediate success at any cost! The club will continue moving forward and I think most people would agree we'll reach the PL in the next two or three years. Going backwards is not an option. The club has changed and is never going back. Look at the academy and training facilities. This is a NEW Brighton and Hove Albion and the club is bigger than it ever has been. Sit back and enjoy the ride!
Correct....it's BLoom or bust! Boom tish!
Or indeed BLoom tish!
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the taffster[/bold] wrote: The teams that seem to do well are the ones that don't have to sell their best players to bankroll their existence.... We were told we don't have to sell our best players but they went.,.where's ulloas replacement coming from? Bridcutt was never replaced....I don't think panic buying at this stage is the answer...the manager should have been able to work with his full squad during preseason..... Everyone knows poyet was right about taking the club as far as he could and its lack of ambition...and subsequent managers will leave for the same reason... The clubs that will do well are the squads that have been kept together and have played together for many seasons...Burnley,Fo rrest,Bournemouth,.. ..the clubs that havnt chose to sell their assets...[/p][/quote]Calm down. It's not boom or bust! It's not immediate success at any cost! The club will continue moving forward and I think most people would agree we'll reach the PL in the next two or three years. Going backwards is not an option. The club has changed and is never going back. Look at the academy and training facilities. This is a NEW Brighton and Hove Albion and the club is bigger than it ever has been. Sit back and enjoy the ride![/p][/quote]Correct....it's BLoom or bust! Boom tish![/p][/quote]Or indeed BLoom tish! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

10:25am Tue 5 Aug 14

Captain Haddock says...

Two signings today. Ward and Clayton.
Two signings today. Ward and Clayton. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

10:55am Tue 5 Aug 14

the taffster says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
pablobrowno wrote:
the taffster wrote:
The teams that seem to do well are the ones that don't have to sell their best players to bankroll their existence.... We were told we don't have to sell our best players but they went.,.where's ulloas replacement coming from? Bridcutt was never replaced....I don't think panic buying at this stage is the answer...the manager should have been able to work with his full squad during preseason..... Everyone knows poyet was right about taking the club as far as he could and its lack of ambition...and subsequent managers will leave for the same reason... The clubs that will do well are the squads that have been kept together and have played together for many seasons...Burnley,Fo



rrest,Bournemouth,..



..the clubs that havnt chose to sell their assets...
Calm down. It's not boom or bust! It's not immediate success at any cost! The club will continue moving forward and I think most people would agree we'll reach the PL in the next two or three years. Going backwards is not an option. The club has changed and is never going back. Look at the academy and training facilities. This is a NEW Brighton and Hove Albion and the club is bigger than it ever has been. Sit back and enjoy the ride!
Correct....it's BLoom or bust! Boom tish!
I'm not going to enjoy the ride because we are looking at best a poor championship side.....why? Because with 4 days to go we,re still struggling to sign the players we want...how can things be running efficiently when so many players/managers have left due to the clubs lack of ambition.....I remember mickey Adams getting us promotion 2 seasons in a row with no money and a lot of free transfers/loan targets....he had the nous to know the players required and more importantly was allowed to get them...hypias targets aren't b and b,s....its never going to work..
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the taffster[/bold] wrote: The teams that seem to do well are the ones that don't have to sell their best players to bankroll their existence.... We were told we don't have to sell our best players but they went.,.where's ulloas replacement coming from? Bridcutt was never replaced....I don't think panic buying at this stage is the answer...the manager should have been able to work with his full squad during preseason..... Everyone knows poyet was right about taking the club as far as he could and its lack of ambition...and subsequent managers will leave for the same reason... The clubs that will do well are the squads that have been kept together and have played together for many seasons...Burnley,Fo rrest,Bournemouth,.. ..the clubs that havnt chose to sell their assets...[/p][/quote]Calm down. It's not boom or bust! It's not immediate success at any cost! The club will continue moving forward and I think most people would agree we'll reach the PL in the next two or three years. Going backwards is not an option. The club has changed and is never going back. Look at the academy and training facilities. This is a NEW Brighton and Hove Albion and the club is bigger than it ever has been. Sit back and enjoy the ride![/p][/quote]Correct....it's BLoom or bust! Boom tish![/p][/quote]I'm not going to enjoy the ride because we are looking at best a poor championship side.....why? Because with 4 days to go we,re still struggling to sign the players we want...how can things be running efficiently when so many players/managers have left due to the clubs lack of ambition.....I remember mickey Adams getting us promotion 2 seasons in a row with no money and a lot of free transfers/loan targets....he had the nous to know the players required and more importantly was allowed to get them...hypias targets aren't b and b,s....its never going to work.. the taffster
  • Score: -4

11:36am Tue 5 Aug 14

Sid East Brighton says...

AlfieT wrote:
Sid East Brighton wrote:
Saw the pair on the pre-season tour of Spain. Didn't exactly stand out as future 1st team material.
Neither did Bridcutt when he first joined the Albion !!
And your point is !!!
[quote][p][bold]AlfieT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sid East Brighton[/bold] wrote: Saw the pair on the pre-season tour of Spain. Didn't exactly stand out as future 1st team material.[/p][/quote]Neither did Bridcutt when he first joined the Albion !![/p][/quote]And your point is !!! Sid East Brighton
  • Score: -4

11:54am Tue 5 Aug 14

dave from bexill says...

Sid East Brighton wrote:
AlfieT wrote:
Sid East Brighton wrote:
Saw the pair on the pre-season tour of Spain. Didn't exactly stand out as future 1st team material.
Neither did Bridcutt when he first joined the Albion !!
And your point is !!!
For goodness sake Sid, give 'em chance to get their boots on
[quote][p][bold]Sid East Brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AlfieT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sid East Brighton[/bold] wrote: Saw the pair on the pre-season tour of Spain. Didn't exactly stand out as future 1st team material.[/p][/quote]Neither did Bridcutt when he first joined the Albion !![/p][/quote]And your point is !!![/p][/quote]For goodness sake Sid, give 'em chance to get their boots on dave from bexill
  • Score: 4

12:40pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Sid East Brighton says...

dave from bexill wrote:
Sid East Brighton wrote:
AlfieT wrote:
Sid East Brighton wrote:
Saw the pair on the pre-season tour of Spain. Didn't exactly stand out as future 1st team material.
Neither did Bridcutt when he first joined the Albion !!
And your point is !!!
For goodness sake Sid, give 'em chance to get their boots on
When I saw the pair last I thought there boots were on the wrong feet
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sid East Brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AlfieT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sid East Brighton[/bold] wrote: Saw the pair on the pre-season tour of Spain. Didn't exactly stand out as future 1st team material.[/p][/quote]Neither did Bridcutt when he first joined the Albion !![/p][/quote]And your point is !!![/p][/quote]For goodness sake Sid, give 'em chance to get their boots on[/p][/quote]When I saw the pair last I thought there boots were on the wrong feet Sid East Brighton
  • Score: -2

1:27pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Peteinblack says...

Clayton now signing for Middlesbro @ £1.5 million.

I despair.

This summer has been an omnishambles.
Clayton now signing for Middlesbro @ £1.5 million. I despair. This summer has been an omnishambles. Peteinblack
  • Score: 2

1:41pm Tue 5 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

Should we hear that Ward has signed for us today, I fear it could be a, 'so what,' moment. I don't think that there is a Brighton fan that doesn't expect Ward to sign, and the suits can talk up his capture, when it happns, but I think it would be a far bigger story if we, 'didn't,' sign him.

A deal for Baldock before the season opens or shortly after, not according to his club, not unless we are ready to throw silly money at them. His manager threw out a figure of 5M, but that's just BS imho, but it might take close to half that.

Boro are reported to have regained their interest in Clayton, sounds like another round of bidding is going to take place, so that will delay his possible arrival, and the price is going up.

Andy Naylor, you may have jumped the gun with your weekend article, I hope you attend the forum tonight and get a chance to ask a question or two.
Should we hear that Ward has signed for us today, I fear it could be a, 'so what,' moment. I don't think that there is a Brighton fan that doesn't expect Ward to sign, and the suits can talk up his capture, when it happns, but I think it would be a far bigger story if we, 'didn't,' sign him. A deal for Baldock before the season opens or shortly after, not according to his club, not unless we are ready to throw silly money at them. His manager threw out a figure of 5M, but that's just BS imho, but it might take close to half that. Boro are reported to have regained their interest in Clayton, sounds like another round of bidding is going to take place, so that will delay his possible arrival, and the price is going up. Andy Naylor, you may have jumped the gun with your weekend article, I hope you attend the forum tonight and get a chance to ask a question or two. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

1:41pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

Brighton and the Argus are .... Words fail me!😡
Brighton and the Argus are .... Words fail me!😡 Conelli98
  • Score: 1

1:45pm Tue 5 Aug 14

the taffster says...

Unfortunately I think we will get dicked against sheff wed Saturday and the 8 million from the sale of ulloa won't be spent on strengthening the team....
Unfortunately I think we will get dicked against sheff wed Saturday and the 8 million from the sale of ulloa won't be spent on strengthening the team.... the taffster
  • Score: -2

1:45pm Tue 5 Aug 14

SMF20 says...

Peteinblack wrote:
Clayton now signing for Middlesbro @ £1.5 million.

I despair.

This summer has been an omnishambles.
http://www.gazetteli
ve.co.uk/sport/footb
all/transfer-news/ad
am-clayton-boro-pois
ed-complete-7565920
[quote][p][bold]Peteinblack[/bold] wrote: Clayton now signing for Middlesbro @ £1.5 million. I despair. This summer has been an omnishambles.[/p][/quote]http://www.gazetteli ve.co.uk/sport/footb all/transfer-news/ad am-clayton-boro-pois ed-complete-7565920 SMF20
  • Score: 1

1:53pm Tue 5 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

SMF20 wrote:
Peteinblack wrote:
Clayton now signing for Middlesbro @ £1.5 million.

I despair.

This summer has been an omnishambles.
http://www.gazetteli

ve.co.uk/sport/footb

all/transfer-news/ad

am-clayton-boro-pois

ed-complete-7565920
Yep sounds like a done deal, scratch him off our list, one down two to go. 1.5M possibly rising to 2M, I guess we didn't want him as badly as Boro did, after all we have the money. Bloom and Burke will face some tough questions tonight, and the failure of this deal will only make it tougher.
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peteinblack[/bold] wrote: Clayton now signing for Middlesbro @ £1.5 million. I despair. This summer has been an omnishambles.[/p][/quote]http://www.gazetteli ve.co.uk/sport/footb all/transfer-news/ad am-clayton-boro-pois ed-complete-7565920[/p][/quote]Yep sounds like a done deal, scratch him off our list, one down two to go. 1.5M possibly rising to 2M, I guess we didn't want him as badly as Boro did, after all we have the money. Bloom and Burke will face some tough questions tonight, and the failure of this deal will only make it tougher. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

1:58pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Mark Dixon says...

Four days to go, plenty of time to bed any new signings in, and pigs will fly!
Four days to go, plenty of time to bed any new signings in, and pigs will fly! Mark Dixon
  • Score: -1

1:59pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
SMF20 wrote:
Peteinblack wrote:
Clayton now signing for Middlesbro @ £1.5 million.

I despair.

This summer has been an omnishambles.
http://www.gazetteli


ve.co.uk/sport/footb


all/transfer-news/ad


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Yep sounds like a done deal, scratch him off our list, one down two to go. 1.5M possibly rising to 2M, I guess we didn't want him as badly as Boro did, after all we have the money. Bloom and Burke will face some tough questions tonight, and the failure of this deal will only make it tougher.
I thought Bloom was a gambler and a business man! Others flout FFP and old goody two shoes plays by the book. ONE CLUB ONE AMBITION....should read....THREE MEN NO IDEA! Time to sell Tony if you don't want to play with the big boys!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peteinblack[/bold] wrote: Clayton now signing for Middlesbro @ £1.5 million. I despair. This summer has been an omnishambles.[/p][/quote]http://www.gazetteli ve.co.uk/sport/footb all/transfer-news/ad am-clayton-boro-pois ed-complete-7565920[/p][/quote]Yep sounds like a done deal, scratch him off our list, one down two to go. 1.5M possibly rising to 2M, I guess we didn't want him as badly as Boro did, after all we have the money. Bloom and Burke will face some tough questions tonight, and the failure of this deal will only make it tougher.[/p][/quote]I thought Bloom was a gambler and a business man! Others flout FFP and old goody two shoes plays by the book. ONE CLUB ONE AMBITION....should read....THREE MEN NO IDEA! Time to sell Tony if you don't want to play with the big boys! Conelli98
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2:00pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
Two signings today. Ward and Clayton.
Hmmm... Not now!
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: Two signings today. Ward and Clayton.[/p][/quote]Hmmm... Not now! Conelli98
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2:06pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

Feel sorry for Hypia!
Feel sorry for Hypia! Conelli98
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2:06pm Tue 5 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

If/when it is confirmed that Boro have landed Clayton, this can only go down as a complete failure by Bloom and Burke, and as Bloom is the one that signs off on deals, I guess he just wouldn't pay the extra it would have taken to get Clayton. People will point the finger of blame at Burke, but at the end of the day, deals for players coming in or going out all have to be sactioned by Bloom. We will never know if Burke wanted to up our offer, but we do know that Bloom didn't, self evident as Boro seem to have got the lad at a price we could have paid.

Maybe it's all speculation and the press have jumped the gun, you know, just as Andy Nalor did at the weekend. We can but hope.
If/when it is confirmed that Boro have landed Clayton, this can only go down as a complete failure by Bloom and Burke, and as Bloom is the one that signs off on deals, I guess he just wouldn't pay the extra it would have taken to get Clayton. People will point the finger of blame at Burke, but at the end of the day, deals for players coming in or going out all have to be sactioned by Bloom. We will never know if Burke wanted to up our offer, but we do know that Bloom didn't, self evident as Boro seem to have got the lad at a price we could have paid. Maybe it's all speculation and the press have jumped the gun, you know, just as Andy Nalor did at the weekend. We can but hope. VegasSeagull
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2:12pm Tue 5 Aug 14

fratsomrover says...

Should be an interesting forum tonight with our two main targets, Clayton and Baldock now out of the picture.
Bloom & Burke will well and truly be in the hot seat I'm sure.
Wondering what it is about us that fails to attract players ?
Beginning to feel sorry for Sami.
Should be an interesting forum tonight with our two main targets, Clayton and Baldock now out of the picture. Bloom & Burke will well and truly be in the hot seat I'm sure. Wondering what it is about us that fails to attract players ? Beginning to feel sorry for Sami. fratsomrover
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2:17pm Tue 5 Aug 14

fratsomrover says...

Headlines on club web site : Albion agree deal !!

Whoopee, it's with sky bet and Cloud so we can get wi-fi in the stadium and place a bet !!!!!

Think I'd rather have secured a new player for the coming season !!
Where are our priorities ??
Headlines on club web site : Albion agree deal !! Whoopee, it's with sky bet and Cloud so we can get wi-fi in the stadium and place a bet !!!!! Think I'd rather have secured a new player for the coming season !! Where are our priorities ?? fratsomrover
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9:51pm Tue 5 Aug 14

the taffster says...

I don't know what others thought about the forum.I listened to it and hypia gave me the impression he was clueless about transfer targets and was leaving it all to b and b...he hardly inspired confidence with his lack of knowledge of the English game. And players available........blo
om doesn't want to talk about it either. Nothing was achieved apart from justification of a 3% rise in the cost of the pies.they don't seem bothered about replacing the quality we've lost...only with loan deals before the end of Aug.
I don't know what others thought about the forum.I listened to it and hypia gave me the impression he was clueless about transfer targets and was leaving it all to b and b...he hardly inspired confidence with his lack of knowledge of the English game. And players available........blo om doesn't want to talk about it either. Nothing was achieved apart from justification of a 3% rise in the cost of the pies.they don't seem bothered about replacing the quality we've lost...only with loan deals before the end of Aug. the taffster
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