Hyypia unsure when midfielder will be back for Albion

Dale Stephens is still grounded for Albion by an ankle injury

Dale Stephens is still grounded for Albion by an ankle injury

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Albion boss Sami Hyypia is in the dark about when Dale Stephens will be available to increase his midfield options.

The January signing from Charlton has been sidelined since suffering ankle ligament damage against Yeovil at the Amex in April.

Hyypia said: "It's very difficult for me to say when he will be fit, because the medical department is not sure either how long it's going to take.

"It can go quickly and it can go well when he starts to do more and more but he can have setbacks as well.

"We need to go day by day, week to week. He has quality and he will add his quality to the squad when he's fit. Hopefully that will happen soon."

Fellow midfielder Nzuzi Toko is unlikely to start Saturday's first game of the season at home to Sheffield Wednesday after missing most of pre-season with a swollen knee.

The Congolese summer signing featured in a 1-1 friendly draw for the under 21s against Chelsea on Tuesday.

Hyypia said: "I think he needs minutes on the pitch. When you are out for part of pre-season it's not a good thing and he needs to get his fitness and his minutes on the pitch.

"I don't know yet how the squad is going to look on Saturday, which players are in and which players are out, but he definitely needs his minutes on the pitch now."

Goalkeeper David Stockdale also played in the Chelsea match ahead of his debut against Sheffield.

Stockdale revealed to The Argus last Saturday that he wanted extra game time to compensate for his inactivity during the close season with former club Fulham.

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3:17pm Thu 7 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

Stephens was brought in because we lsot Crofts, well we have Crofts back so not as bad as it might seem, Solly and JFC are also available.
Toko not being fit is a bit of a cencern, yes we have Ince so no problem for our first match, but after that I guess we might have to look to Maksi.
Stephens was brought in because we lsot Crofts, well we have Crofts back so not as bad as it might seem, Solly and JFC are also available. Toko not being fit is a bit of a cencern, yes we have Ince so no problem for our first match, but after that I guess we might have to look to Maksi. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 18

3:26pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Mark Dixon says...

Same old story at the start of the season, players ok still on treatment bench, players not fit, players bought or in on loan at the last minute and so are not bedded in and to say if l remember correctly to bring new players in early gives other teams the advantage in knowing how we'll play is just a very weak excuse!
Same old story at the start of the season, players ok still on treatment bench, players not fit, players bought or in on loan at the last minute and so are not bedded in and to say if l remember correctly to bring new players in early gives other teams the advantage in knowing how we'll play is just a very weak excuse! Mark Dixon
  • Score: -16

3:31pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Rhodes Seagull says...

Don't worry about it because next week is GOOD NEWS WEEK!!!
i hope!!
Don't worry about it because next week is GOOD NEWS WEEK!!! i hope!! Rhodes Seagull
  • Score: 8

3:32pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Tommy11 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Stephens was brought in because we lsot Crofts, well we have Crofts back so not as bad as it might seem, Solly and JFC are also available. Toko not being fit is a bit of a cencern, yes we have Ince so no problem for our first match, but after that I guess we might have to look to Maksi.
Maksi?! Central Midfield???? Good god Vegas, you really are a long way from Brighton!!

Your so clueless it's scary - please leave the discussions of who should play or not to the people who actually go! You may just give Sami Hyppia some scary ideas......
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Stephens was brought in because we lsot Crofts, well we have Crofts back so not as bad as it might seem, Solly and JFC are also available. Toko not being fit is a bit of a cencern, yes we have Ince so no problem for our first match, but after that I guess we might have to look to Maksi.[/p][/quote]Maksi?! Central Midfield???? Good god Vegas, you really are a long way from Brighton!! Your so clueless it's scary - please leave the discussions of who should play or not to the people who actually go! You may just give Sami Hyppia some scary ideas...... Tommy11
  • Score: -8

3:42pm Thu 7 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

Tommy11 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Stephens was brought in because we lsot Crofts, well we have Crofts back so not as bad as it might seem, Solly and JFC are also available. Toko not being fit is a bit of a cencern, yes we have Ince so no problem for our first match, but after that I guess we might have to look to Maksi.
Maksi?! Central Midfield???? Good god Vegas, you really are a long way from Brighton!!

Your so clueless it's scary - please leave the discussions of who should play or not to the people who actually go! You may just give Sami Hyppia some scary ideas......
yeah dumb a**e, that is the very point I was making, if Ince were to go down and Toko not being right, we would have to make a desperate decision. Take Ince and Toko out and who do we have?
[quote][p][bold]Tommy11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Stephens was brought in because we lsot Crofts, well we have Crofts back so not as bad as it might seem, Solly and JFC are also available. Toko not being fit is a bit of a cencern, yes we have Ince so no problem for our first match, but after that I guess we might have to look to Maksi.[/p][/quote]Maksi?! Central Midfield???? Good god Vegas, you really are a long way from Brighton!! Your so clueless it's scary - please leave the discussions of who should play or not to the people who actually go! You may just give Sami Hyppia some scary ideas......[/p][/quote]yeah dumb a**e, that is the very point I was making, if Ince were to go down and Toko not being right, we would have to make a desperate decision. Take Ince and Toko out and who do we have? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 12

3:48pm Thu 7 Aug 14

championshipgull says...

Good job we have brought in some cover. Relatively happy with the signings so far and looks like we could have all four playing Saturday. We can put a good side out now but do need two or three more before the end of Aug, one off them being a player to excite up front, that will put the icing on the cake.
Good job we have brought in some cover. Relatively happy with the signings so far and looks like we could have all four playing Saturday. We can put a good side out now but do need two or three more before the end of Aug, one off them being a player to excite up front, that will put the icing on the cake. championshipgull
  • Score: 16

3:50pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Even more reason to sign some players. Those empty seats will only increase in number if Bloom doesn't act very quickly.
Even more reason to sign some players. Those empty seats will only increase in number if Bloom doesn't act very quickly. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -17

3:50pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Tommy11 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Tommy11 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote: Stephens was brought in because we lsot Crofts, well we have Crofts back so not as bad as it might seem, Solly and JFC are also available. Toko not being fit is a bit of a cencern, yes we have Ince so no problem for our first match, but after that I guess we might have to look to Maksi.
Maksi?! Central Midfield???? Good god Vegas, you really are a long way from Brighton!! Your so clueless it's scary - please leave the discussions of who should play or not to the people who actually go! You may just give Sami Hyppia some scary ideas......
yeah dumb a**e, that is the very point I was making, if Ince were to go down and Toko not being right, we would have to make a desperate decision. Take Ince and Toko out and who do we have?
Aaron Hughes, Stick Dunk at the back. Push Crofts back, play Kemy Augustian. There are options, but you wouldn't know that.

And don't you dare swear at me again. Stop plaguing this site,! you’re a parasite! You have to start to give this a rest. Your posts are really poor - they just don't seem real!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tommy11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Stephens was brought in because we lsot Crofts, well we have Crofts back so not as bad as it might seem, Solly and JFC are also available. Toko not being fit is a bit of a cencern, yes we have Ince so no problem for our first match, but after that I guess we might have to look to Maksi.[/p][/quote]Maksi?! Central Midfield???? Good god Vegas, you really are a long way from Brighton!! Your so clueless it's scary - please leave the discussions of who should play or not to the people who actually go! You may just give Sami Hyppia some scary ideas......[/p][/quote]yeah dumb a**e, that is the very point I was making, if Ince were to go down and Toko not being right, we would have to make a desperate decision. Take Ince and Toko out and who do we have?[/p][/quote]Aaron Hughes, Stick Dunk at the back. Push Crofts back, play Kemy Augustian. There are options, but you wouldn't know that. And don't you dare swear at me again. Stop plaguing this site,! you’re a parasite! You have to start to give this a rest. Your posts are really poor - they just don't seem real! Tommy11
  • Score: -38

3:54pm Thu 7 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

Heard a rumour were being linked with Billy Sharp!!
Heard a rumour were being linked with Billy Sharp!! JeffLomer
  • Score: -2

4:08pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Just a thought...
Not sure whether this story is a bit of an Argus play on Hyppia's words or not, but it sounds a bit weak for Hyppia to say he doesn't know when Stephens will be back and the medical team don't either, doesn't it?
I can see why it might be difficult to accurately predict, but wouldn't you want to let people know you're on top of everything?
Monitored daily, making progress, slow improvement, could be another few weeks before he's back in training... None of which is a definitive answer I agree,, but surely it sounds better than 'don't know' ??
Just a thought... Not sure whether this story is a bit of an Argus play on Hyppia's words or not, but it sounds a bit weak for Hyppia to say he doesn't know when Stephens will be back and the medical team don't either, doesn't it? I can see why it might be difficult to accurately predict, but wouldn't you want to let people know you're on top of everything? Monitored daily, making progress, slow improvement, could be another few weeks before he's back in training... None of which is a definitive answer I agree,, but surely it sounds better than 'don't know' ?? Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 7

4:12pm Thu 7 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Just a thought...
Not sure whether this story is a bit of an Argus play on Hyppia's words or not, but it sounds a bit weak for Hyppia to say he doesn't know when Stephens will be back and the medical team don't either, doesn't it?
I can see why it might be difficult to accurately predict, but wouldn't you want to let people know you're on top of everything?
Monitored daily, making progress, slow improvement, could be another few weeks before he's back in training... None of which is a definitive answer I agree,, but surely it sounds better than 'don't know' ??
Hi Staffs.
So many times last season we were told that this or that player would return by such and such a date, and it rarely happened. Perhaps with Stephens the less said the better, it will happen when it happens.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: Just a thought... Not sure whether this story is a bit of an Argus play on Hyppia's words or not, but it sounds a bit weak for Hyppia to say he doesn't know when Stephens will be back and the medical team don't either, doesn't it? I can see why it might be difficult to accurately predict, but wouldn't you want to let people know you're on top of everything? Monitored daily, making progress, slow improvement, could be another few weeks before he's back in training... None of which is a definitive answer I agree,, but surely it sounds better than 'don't know' ??[/p][/quote]Hi Staffs. So many times last season we were told that this or that player would return by such and such a date, and it rarely happened. Perhaps with Stephens the less said the better, it will happen when it happens. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 15

4:13pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Phillip Smith says...

so what happened to the 3 signings that were all but done, as reported last week in the Argus? As yet, one week later not one of them has signed. Please don't feed us rubbish just to sell your newspaper Argus. Surely times are not that desperate for your newspaper?
so what happened to the 3 signings that were all but done, as reported last week in the Argus? As yet, one week later not one of them has signed. Please don't feed us rubbish just to sell your newspaper Argus. Surely times are not that desperate for your newspaper? Phillip Smith
  • Score: 6

4:36pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Chi Gull says...

Phillip Smith wrote:
so what happened to the 3 signings that were all but done, as reported last week in the Argus? As yet, one week later not one of them has signed. Please don't feed us rubbish just to sell your newspaper Argus. Surely times are not that desperate for your newspaper?
And how many copies of the Argus did you pay for ?
[quote][p][bold]Phillip Smith[/bold] wrote: so what happened to the 3 signings that were all but done, as reported last week in the Argus? As yet, one week later not one of them has signed. Please don't feed us rubbish just to sell your newspaper Argus. Surely times are not that desperate for your newspaper?[/p][/quote]And how many copies of the Argus did you pay for ? Chi Gull
  • Score: 9

4:42pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Anthony 14 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Tommy11 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Stephens was brought in because we lsot Crofts, well we have Crofts back so not as bad as it might seem, Solly and JFC are also available. Toko not being fit is a bit of a cencern, yes we have Ince so no problem for our first match, but after that I guess we might have to look to Maksi.
Maksi?! Central Midfield???? Good god Vegas, you really are a long way from Brighton!!

Your so clueless it's scary - please leave the discussions of who should play or not to the people who actually go! You may just give Sami Hyppia some scary ideas......
yeah dumb a**e, that is the very point I was making, if Ince were to go down and Toko not being right, we would have to make a desperate decision. Take Ince and Toko out and who do we have?
The problem is Vegas is that you never have known or will know what you are talking about. Maski in central midfield!? You are deluded!

I suggest you start watching other sports as football clearly isn't one you are very knowledgable about. Tired of reading such trash suggestions from you - leave it to the fans please.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tommy11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Stephens was brought in because we lsot Crofts, well we have Crofts back so not as bad as it might seem, Solly and JFC are also available. Toko not being fit is a bit of a cencern, yes we have Ince so no problem for our first match, but after that I guess we might have to look to Maksi.[/p][/quote]Maksi?! Central Midfield???? Good god Vegas, you really are a long way from Brighton!! Your so clueless it's scary - please leave the discussions of who should play or not to the people who actually go! You may just give Sami Hyppia some scary ideas......[/p][/quote]yeah dumb a**e, that is the very point I was making, if Ince were to go down and Toko not being right, we would have to make a desperate decision. Take Ince and Toko out and who do we have?[/p][/quote]The problem is Vegas is that you never have known or will know what you are talking about. Maski in central midfield!? You are deluded! I suggest you start watching other sports as football clearly isn't one you are very knowledgable about. Tired of reading such trash suggestions from you - leave it to the fans please. Anthony 14
  • Score: -28

4:44pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Crucial Point says...

Desperate times at Bargain Basement Albion...
Desperate times at Bargain Basement Albion... Crucial Point
  • Score: -15

4:46pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Chi Gull says...

The options on the bench are not going to look too strong until we get 3 or 4 new faces in. Let's hope we don't get too many injuries early on and let's hope Stephens is back sooner than later.

On the plus side, our first few games are not against the likely top sides. On the downside, if we don't get points from those games, September could be difficult ! I am feeling more optimistic than most who post on here. We have a hell of a lot to thank TB for and some of the criticisms of 'the suits' is completely over the top in my opinion. How can people say the club doesn't care about supporters when TB funded one of the best grounds in the Championship? Some people have very short memories.
The options on the bench are not going to look too strong until we get 3 or 4 new faces in. Let's hope we don't get too many injuries early on and let's hope Stephens is back sooner than later. On the plus side, our first few games are not against the likely top sides. On the downside, if we don't get points from those games, September could be difficult ! I am feeling more optimistic than most who post on here. We have a hell of a lot to thank TB for and some of the criticisms of 'the suits' is completely over the top in my opinion. How can people say the club doesn't care about supporters when TB funded one of the best grounds in the Championship? Some people have very short memories. Chi Gull
  • Score: 15

4:53pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

IF bookmakers were running a book on Adam Clayton being a Brighton player by the weekend then I would bet everything !!! πŸ˜ƒ
IF bookmakers were running a book on Adam Clayton being a Brighton player by the weekend then I would bet everything !!! πŸ˜ƒ Conelli98
  • Score: 0

5:04pm Thu 7 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

Chi Gull wrote:
The options on the bench are not going to look too strong until we get 3 or 4 new faces in. Let's hope we don't get too many injuries early on and let's hope Stephens is back sooner than later.

On the plus side, our first few games are not against the likely top sides. On the downside, if we don't get points from those games, September could be difficult ! I am feeling more optimistic than most who post on here. We have a hell of a lot to thank TB for and some of the criticisms of 'the suits' is completely over the top in my opinion. How can people say the club doesn't care about supporters when TB funded one of the best grounds in the Championship? Some people have very short memories.
Hi Chi.
I think that some forget that we have only had three seasons in this division, a division that most agree is the hardest one to get promoted from.
The first season counts for very little as that was the season we started to build a Champ Div squad, but we made the top 10.
Second year saw us build on previous work, the squad was stronger and we ended up 4th.
Last year we stepped slightly backward, IMHO, we didn't improve the squad in the way we had the previous two seasons. Finishing in the top six was a great result.
This year we are playing catch up for last year and we have sold Leo, so lots to do. A start has been made and more players will come, but Hyypia is not only slightly behind the eight ball regarding the squad, this is also the first year when FFP punishments are due to be handed down. I don't think we have any problems as they relate to last year's losses, but he can't increase our losses this year, so transfer fees and wages do have to be considered for next year's round of FFP punishments and the year after that.
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: The options on the bench are not going to look too strong until we get 3 or 4 new faces in. Let's hope we don't get too many injuries early on and let's hope Stephens is back sooner than later. On the plus side, our first few games are not against the likely top sides. On the downside, if we don't get points from those games, September could be difficult ! I am feeling more optimistic than most who post on here. We have a hell of a lot to thank TB for and some of the criticisms of 'the suits' is completely over the top in my opinion. How can people say the club doesn't care about supporters when TB funded one of the best grounds in the Championship? Some people have very short memories.[/p][/quote]Hi Chi. I think that some forget that we have only had three seasons in this division, a division that most agree is the hardest one to get promoted from. The first season counts for very little as that was the season we started to build a Champ Div squad, but we made the top 10. Second year saw us build on previous work, the squad was stronger and we ended up 4th. Last year we stepped slightly backward, IMHO, we didn't improve the squad in the way we had the previous two seasons. Finishing in the top six was a great result. This year we are playing catch up for last year and we have sold Leo, so lots to do. A start has been made and more players will come, but Hyypia is not only slightly behind the eight ball regarding the squad, this is also the first year when FFP punishments are due to be handed down. I don't think we have any problems as they relate to last year's losses, but he can't increase our losses this year, so transfer fees and wages do have to be considered for next year's round of FFP punishments and the year after that. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 13

5:08pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Uckfield Seagull says...

Wish everybody would stop having personal arguments on here, very frustrating, want to read opinions not arguments please
Wish everybody would stop having personal arguments on here, very frustrating, want to read opinions not arguments please Uckfield Seagull
  • Score: 24

5:10pm Thu 7 Aug 14

AlanDuffy says...

Worth reading what the Boro manager has to say about new signings......sound familiar?

http://www.gazetteli
ve.co.uk/sport/footb
all/football-news/ka
ranka-coy-clayton-mo
ve-press-7579487
Worth reading what the Boro manager has to say about new signings......sound familiar? http://www.gazetteli ve.co.uk/sport/footb all/football-news/ka ranka-coy-clayton-mo ve-press-7579487 AlanDuffy
  • Score: 5

5:13pm Thu 7 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

Sky sports revealed that Sharp rumour,
Thumbs down for passing it on here, says it all really!!
Sky sports revealed that Sharp rumour, Thumbs down for passing it on here, says it all really!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 1

5:23pm Thu 7 Aug 14

dave from bexill says...

AlanDuffy wrote:
Worth reading what the Boro manager has to say about new signings......sound familiar?

http://www.gazetteli

ve.co.uk/sport/footb

all/football-news/ka

ranka-coy-clayton-mo

ve-press-7579487
Cheers Duffy.
[quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: Worth reading what the Boro manager has to say about new signings......sound familiar? http://www.gazetteli ve.co.uk/sport/footb all/football-news/ka ranka-coy-clayton-mo ve-press-7579487[/p][/quote]Cheers Duffy. dave from bexill
  • Score: 2

5:32pm Thu 7 Aug 14

AlfieT says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Sky sports revealed that Sharp rumour,
Thumbs down for passing it on here, says it all really!!
Hope not, hugely overrated, get Murray back, LFL Ulloa replacement. Bit worrying that on Thursday evening big Sammi doesn't know what his squad will be.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Sky sports revealed that Sharp rumour, Thumbs down for passing it on here, says it all really!![/p][/quote]Hope not, hugely overrated, get Murray back, LFL Ulloa replacement. Bit worrying that on Thursday evening big Sammi doesn't know what his squad will be. AlfieT
  • Score: 8

5:36pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Max Ripple says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Heard a rumour were being linked with Billy Sharp!!
Well I've just read on News Now that he's being linked with Leeds.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Heard a rumour were being linked with Billy Sharp!![/p][/quote]Well I've just read on News Now that he's being linked with Leeds. Max Ripple
  • Score: 7

5:52pm Thu 7 Aug 14

bbb1969 says...

3 weeks according to Dale himself; have 2 friends at Amex who quizzed him when signing some shirts.
3 weeks according to Dale himself; have 2 friends at Amex who quizzed him when signing some shirts. bbb1969
  • Score: 5

5:55pm Thu 7 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

Max Ripple wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Heard a rumour were being linked with Billy Sharp!!
Well I've just read on News Now that he's being linked with Leeds.
probably stay in Yorkshire then Max,
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Heard a rumour were being linked with Billy Sharp!![/p][/quote]Well I've just read on News Now that he's being linked with Leeds.[/p][/quote]probably stay in Yorkshire then Max, JeffLomer
  • Score: -3

6:19pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Anthony 14 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Tommy11 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Stephens was brought in because we lsot Crofts, well we have Crofts back so not as bad as it might seem, Solly and JFC are also available. Toko not being fit is a bit of a cencern, yes we have Ince so no problem for our first match, but after that I guess we might have to look to Maksi.
Maksi?! Central Midfield???? Good god Vegas, you really are a long way from Brighton!!

Your so clueless it's scary - please leave the discussions of who should play or not to the people who actually go! You may just give Sami Hyppia some scary ideas......
yeah dumb a**e, that is the very point I was making, if Ince were to go down and Toko not being right, we would have to make a desperate decision. Take Ince and Toko out and who do we have?
The problem is Vegas is that you never have known or will know what you are talking about. Maski in central midfield!? You are deluded!

I suggest you start watching other sports as football clearly isn't one you are very knowledgable about. Tired of reading such trash suggestions from you - leave it to the fans please.
Quite right Vegas, not to be drawn by the 11 and 14 yr olds!

Shame they can't offer discussion, and only poor quality insults!

UTA!!
[quote][p][bold]Anthony 14[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tommy11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Stephens was brought in because we lsot Crofts, well we have Crofts back so not as bad as it might seem, Solly and JFC are also available. Toko not being fit is a bit of a cencern, yes we have Ince so no problem for our first match, but after that I guess we might have to look to Maksi.[/p][/quote]Maksi?! Central Midfield???? Good god Vegas, you really are a long way from Brighton!! Your so clueless it's scary - please leave the discussions of who should play or not to the people who actually go! You may just give Sami Hyppia some scary ideas......[/p][/quote]yeah dumb a**e, that is the very point I was making, if Ince were to go down and Toko not being right, we would have to make a desperate decision. Take Ince and Toko out and who do we have?[/p][/quote]The problem is Vegas is that you never have known or will know what you are talking about. Maski in central midfield!? You are deluded! I suggest you start watching other sports as football clearly isn't one you are very knowledgable about. Tired of reading such trash suggestions from you - leave it to the fans please.[/p][/quote]Quite right Vegas, not to be drawn by the 11 and 14 yr olds! Shame they can't offer discussion, and only poor quality insults! UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 8

6:39pm Thu 7 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Anthony 14 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Tommy11 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Stephens was brought in because we lsot Crofts, well we have Crofts back so not as bad as it might seem, Solly and JFC are also available. Toko not being fit is a bit of a cencern, yes we have Ince so no problem for our first match, but after that I guess we might have to look to Maksi.
Maksi?! Central Midfield???? Good god Vegas, you really are a long way from Brighton!!

Your so clueless it's scary - please leave the discussions of who should play or not to the people who actually go! You may just give Sami Hyppia some scary ideas......
yeah dumb a**e, that is the very point I was making, if Ince were to go down and Toko not being right, we would have to make a desperate decision. Take Ince and Toko out and who do we have?
The problem is Vegas is that you never have known or will know what you are talking about. Maski in central midfield!? You are deluded!

I suggest you start watching other sports as football clearly isn't one you are very knowledgable about. Tired of reading such trash suggestions from you - leave it to the fans please.
Quite right Vegas, not to be drawn by the 11 and 14 yr olds!

Shame they can't offer discussion, and only poor quality insults!

UTA!!
Singing S I, it seems so odd not to be able to read more upbeat comments from those on the forum. Here we are, less than 48 hours befoe our first game of the season and the mood feels so low. Did the, 'trio,' story failure drag us all down so far that a sense of, 'so what,' is surrounding our first match? Hyypia telling us that he doesn't yet know his team is not the best news we could have heard, omehting on the lines of, 'I know the core but need to put the finishing touches,' would have helped.

Something is missing, whether it's hope, excitement or enthusiasm I don't know, but what ever it is, it's not there this year, not in the way of other seasons. I do hope that things buck up tomorrow.
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Anthony 14[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tommy11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Stephens was brought in because we lsot Crofts, well we have Crofts back so not as bad as it might seem, Solly and JFC are also available. Toko not being fit is a bit of a cencern, yes we have Ince so no problem for our first match, but after that I guess we might have to look to Maksi.[/p][/quote]Maksi?! Central Midfield???? Good god Vegas, you really are a long way from Brighton!! Your so clueless it's scary - please leave the discussions of who should play or not to the people who actually go! You may just give Sami Hyppia some scary ideas......[/p][/quote]yeah dumb a**e, that is the very point I was making, if Ince were to go down and Toko not being right, we would have to make a desperate decision. Take Ince and Toko out and who do we have?[/p][/quote]The problem is Vegas is that you never have known or will know what you are talking about. Maski in central midfield!? You are deluded! I suggest you start watching other sports as football clearly isn't one you are very knowledgable about. Tired of reading such trash suggestions from you - leave it to the fans please.[/p][/quote]Quite right Vegas, not to be drawn by the 11 and 14 yr olds! Shame they can't offer discussion, and only poor quality insults! UTA!![/p][/quote]Singing S I, it seems so odd not to be able to read more upbeat comments from those on the forum. Here we are, less than 48 hours befoe our first game of the season and the mood feels so low. Did the, 'trio,' story failure drag us all down so far that a sense of, 'so what,' is surrounding our first match? Hyypia telling us that he doesn't yet know his team is not the best news we could have heard, omehting on the lines of, 'I know the core but need to put the finishing touches,' would have helped. Something is missing, whether it's hope, excitement or enthusiasm I don't know, but what ever it is, it's not there this year, not in the way of other seasons. I do hope that things buck up tomorrow. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 7

6:44pm Thu 7 Aug 14

klemaniac says...

Why slag out Vegas for saying Maksi ( a centr back ) would e no good as a midfielder. Didn't e have a centre back ( who wasn't too bad ) fill in as a midfielder occasionally. If I remember right he was some unknown called Lawrenson. :)
Why slag out Vegas for saying Maksi ( a centr back ) would e no good as a midfielder. Didn't e have a centre back ( who wasn't too bad ) fill in as a midfielder occasionally. If I remember right he was some unknown called Lawrenson. :) klemaniac
  • Score: 6

7:01pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Mossie707 says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Sky sports revealed that Sharp rumour,
Thumbs down for passing it on here, says it all really!!
I bet Andy Naylor was champing at the bit to print that story but for a likely beasting by fans on this site! :-)
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Sky sports revealed that Sharp rumour, Thumbs down for passing it on here, says it all really!![/p][/quote]I bet Andy Naylor was champing at the bit to print that story but for a likely beasting by fans on this site! :-) Mossie707
  • Score: 5

7:13pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Β£3.90 a pint. says...

Don't worry Vegas we will be there giving it large, quaffing a few pints and singing our heads off. It's time to get right behind the team and Sami, and shout them on to victory. However win or lose it will be great to be back in the North Stand with a smile on my face. See you there near the bar. :D
Don't worry Vegas we will be there giving it large, quaffing a few pints and singing our heads off. It's time to get right behind the team and Sami, and shout them on to victory. However win or lose it will be great to be back in the North Stand with a smile on my face. See you there near the bar. :D Β£3.90 a pint.
  • Score: 8

7:18pm Thu 7 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

Another classic rumour. Stephen Dobbie was rumoured to be returning to Blackpool on one site today but i see he has signed for Fleetwood--how the mighty fall!! No disrespect to Fleetwood.
Another classic rumour. Stephen Dobbie was rumoured to be returning to Blackpool on one site today but i see he has signed for Fleetwood--how the mighty fall!! No disrespect to Fleetwood. mikeygit
  • Score: 3

7:48pm Thu 7 Aug 14

ringtone says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Anthony 14 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Tommy11 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Stephens was brought in because we lsot Crofts, well we have Crofts back so not as bad as it might seem, Solly and JFC are also available. Toko not being fit is a bit of a cencern, yes we have Ince so no problem for our first match, but after that I guess we might have to look to Maksi.
Maksi?! Central Midfield???? Good god Vegas, you really are a long way from Brighton!!

Your so clueless it's scary - please leave the discussions of who should play or not to the people who actually go! You may just give Sami Hyppia some scary ideas......
yeah dumb a**e, that is the very point I was making, if Ince were to go down and Toko not being right, we would have to make a desperate decision. Take Ince and Toko out and who do we have?
The problem is Vegas is that you never have known or will know what you are talking about. Maski in central midfield!? You are deluded!

I suggest you start watching other sports as football clearly isn't one you are very knowledgable about. Tired of reading such trash suggestions from you - leave it to the fans please.
Quite right Vegas, not to be drawn by the 11 and 14 yr olds!

Shame they can't offer discussion, and only poor quality insults!

UTA!!
Have you ever been to the Amex, or a Brighton game?
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Anthony 14[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tommy11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Stephens was brought in because we lsot Crofts, well we have Crofts back so not as bad as it might seem, Solly and JFC are also available. Toko not being fit is a bit of a cencern, yes we have Ince so no problem for our first match, but after that I guess we might have to look to Maksi.[/p][/quote]Maksi?! Central Midfield???? Good god Vegas, you really are a long way from Brighton!! Your so clueless it's scary - please leave the discussions of who should play or not to the people who actually go! You may just give Sami Hyppia some scary ideas......[/p][/quote]yeah dumb a**e, that is the very point I was making, if Ince were to go down and Toko not being right, we would have to make a desperate decision. Take Ince and Toko out and who do we have?[/p][/quote]The problem is Vegas is that you never have known or will know what you are talking about. Maski in central midfield!? You are deluded! I suggest you start watching other sports as football clearly isn't one you are very knowledgable about. Tired of reading such trash suggestions from you - leave it to the fans please.[/p][/quote]Quite right Vegas, not to be drawn by the 11 and 14 yr olds! Shame they can't offer discussion, and only poor quality insults! UTA!![/p][/quote]Have you ever been to the Amex, or a Brighton game? ringtone
  • Score: -7

7:49pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote: Just a thought... Not sure whether this story is a bit of an Argus play on Hyppia's words or not, but it sounds a bit weak for Hyppia to say he doesn't know when Stephens will be back and the medical team don't either, doesn't it? I can see why it might be difficult to accurately predict, but wouldn't you want to let people know you're on top of everything? Monitored daily, making progress, slow improvement, could be another few weeks before he's back in training... None of which is a definitive answer I agree,, but surely it sounds better than 'don't know' ??
Hi Staffs. So many times last season we were told that this or that player would return by such and such a date, and it rarely happened. Perhaps with Stephens the less said the better, it will happen when it happens.
But you can be a bit more creative than saying 'i don't know' when it comes to answering. You don't need to make promises, just avoid the prospect of the club looking mildly daft.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: Just a thought... Not sure whether this story is a bit of an Argus play on Hyppia's words or not, but it sounds a bit weak for Hyppia to say he doesn't know when Stephens will be back and the medical team don't either, doesn't it? I can see why it might be difficult to accurately predict, but wouldn't you want to let people know you're on top of everything? Monitored daily, making progress, slow improvement, could be another few weeks before he's back in training... None of which is a definitive answer I agree,, but surely it sounds better than 'don't know' ??[/p][/quote]Hi Staffs. So many times last season we were told that this or that player would return by such and such a date, and it rarely happened. Perhaps with Stephens the less said the better, it will happen when it happens.[/p][/quote]But you can be a bit more creative than saying 'i don't know' when it comes to answering. You don't need to make promises, just avoid the prospect of the club looking mildly daft. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 1

7:57pm Thu 7 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

Mossie707 wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Sky sports revealed that Sharp rumour,
Thumbs down for passing it on here, says it all really!!
I bet Andy Naylor was champing at the bit to print that story but for a likely beasting by fans on this site! :-)
Come on here at 5am tomorrow morning be main headline!!
[quote][p][bold]Mossie707[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Sky sports revealed that Sharp rumour, Thumbs down for passing it on here, says it all really!![/p][/quote]I bet Andy Naylor was champing at the bit to print that story but for a likely beasting by fans on this site! :-)[/p][/quote]Come on here at 5am tomorrow morning be main headline!! JeffLomer
  • Score: -2

8:09pm Thu 7 Aug 14

blue-eyed-boy says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Heard a rumour were being linked with Billy Sharp!!
Might as well be Billy the Fish!
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Heard a rumour were being linked with Billy Sharp!![/p][/quote]Might as well be Billy the Fish! blue-eyed-boy
  • Score: -1

8:28pm Thu 7 Aug 14

AlfieT says...

blue-eyed-boy wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Heard a rumour were being linked with Billy Sharp!!
Might as well be Billy the Fish!
Prefer Billy Elliott.
[quote][p][bold]blue-eyed-boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Heard a rumour were being linked with Billy Sharp!![/p][/quote]Might as well be Billy the Fish![/p][/quote]Prefer Billy Elliott. AlfieT
  • Score: 2

8:31pm Thu 7 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote: Just a thought... Not sure whether this story is a bit of an Argus play on Hyppia's words or not, but it sounds a bit weak for Hyppia to say he doesn't know when Stephens will be back and the medical team don't either, doesn't it? I can see why it might be difficult to accurately predict, but wouldn't you want to let people know you're on top of everything? Monitored daily, making progress, slow improvement, could be another few weeks before he's back in training... None of which is a definitive answer I agree,, but surely it sounds better than 'don't know' ??
Hi Staffs. So many times last season we were told that this or that player would return by such and such a date, and it rarely happened. Perhaps with Stephens the less said the better, it will happen when it happens.
But you can be a bit more creative than saying 'i don't know' when it comes to answering. You don't need to make promises, just avoid the prospect of the club looking mildly daft.
true, but honesty is the best policy.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: Just a thought... Not sure whether this story is a bit of an Argus play on Hyppia's words or not, but it sounds a bit weak for Hyppia to say he doesn't know when Stephens will be back and the medical team don't either, doesn't it? I can see why it might be difficult to accurately predict, but wouldn't you want to let people know you're on top of everything? Monitored daily, making progress, slow improvement, could be another few weeks before he's back in training... None of which is a definitive answer I agree,, but surely it sounds better than 'don't know' ??[/p][/quote]Hi Staffs. So many times last season we were told that this or that player would return by such and such a date, and it rarely happened. Perhaps with Stephens the less said the better, it will happen when it happens.[/p][/quote]But you can be a bit more creative than saying 'i don't know' when it comes to answering. You don't need to make promises, just avoid the prospect of the club looking mildly daft.[/p][/quote]true, but honesty is the best policy. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

9:09pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote: Just a thought... Not sure whether this story is a bit of an Argus play on Hyppia's words or not, but it sounds a bit weak for Hyppia to say he doesn't know when Stephens will be back and the medical team don't either, doesn't it? I can see why it might be difficult to accurately predict, but wouldn't you want to let people know you're on top of everything? Monitored daily, making progress, slow improvement, could be another few weeks before he's back in training... None of which is a definitive answer I agree,, but surely it sounds better than 'don't know' ??
Hi Staffs. So many times last season we were told that this or that player would return by such and such a date, and it rarely happened. Perhaps with Stephens the less said the better, it will happen when it happens.
But you can be a bit more creative than saying 'i don't know' when it comes to answering. You don't need to make promises, just avoid the prospect of the club looking mildly daft.
true, but honesty is the best policy.
Agree but in PR terms, there are ways to communicate it, and the quotes in this report is definitely not one of em!!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: Just a thought... Not sure whether this story is a bit of an Argus play on Hyppia's words or not, but it sounds a bit weak for Hyppia to say he doesn't know when Stephens will be back and the medical team don't either, doesn't it? I can see why it might be difficult to accurately predict, but wouldn't you want to let people know you're on top of everything? Monitored daily, making progress, slow improvement, could be another few weeks before he's back in training... None of which is a definitive answer I agree,, but surely it sounds better than 'don't know' ??[/p][/quote]Hi Staffs. So many times last season we were told that this or that player would return by such and such a date, and it rarely happened. Perhaps with Stephens the less said the better, it will happen when it happens.[/p][/quote]But you can be a bit more creative than saying 'i don't know' when it comes to answering. You don't need to make promises, just avoid the prospect of the club looking mildly daft.[/p][/quote]true, but honesty is the best policy.[/p][/quote]Agree but in PR terms, there are ways to communicate it, and the quotes in this report is definitely not one of em!! Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 2

9:12pm Thu 7 Aug 14

daveyboy35 says...

Although frustrating we haven't signed more, I for one cannot wait to get back to the Amex to watch the Albion again on Saturday!!!! and hopefully 3 points πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
Although frustrating we haven't signed more, I for one cannot wait to get back to the Amex to watch the Albion again on Saturday!!!! and hopefully 3 points πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ daveyboy35
  • Score: 8

9:26pm Thu 7 Aug 14

ringtone says...

Tommy11 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Stephens was brought in because we lsot Crofts, well we have Crofts back so not as bad as it might seem, Solly and JFC are also available. Toko not being fit is a bit of a cencern, yes we have Ince so no problem for our first match, but after that I guess we might have to look to Maksi.
Maksi?! Central Midfield???? Good god Vegas, you really are a long way from Brighton!!

Your so clueless it's scary - please leave the discussions of who should play or not to the people who actually go! You may just give Sami Hyppia some scary ideas......
Nice one Tommy, wait to it starts predicting results, Brighton win every game. lol
[quote][p][bold]Tommy11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Stephens was brought in because we lsot Crofts, well we have Crofts back so not as bad as it might seem, Solly and JFC are also available. Toko not being fit is a bit of a cencern, yes we have Ince so no problem for our first match, but after that I guess we might have to look to Maksi.[/p][/quote]Maksi?! Central Midfield???? Good god Vegas, you really are a long way from Brighton!! Your so clueless it's scary - please leave the discussions of who should play or not to the people who actually go! You may just give Sami Hyppia some scary ideas......[/p][/quote]Nice one Tommy, wait to it starts predicting results, Brighton win every game. lol ringtone
  • Score: -6

11:43pm Thu 7 Aug 14

ballantrrae says...

My main concern at the moment is that with our 'bare bones' squad that we will not be able to take advantage and fully exploit the fact that in a number of our first few games we are playing some of the perceived weaker teams in the Championship. We need to get as many points as possible from these games as the opposition will only get tougher.
At least SH's task in selecting a match squad should be relatively straight forward since it virtually chooses itself. Selecting a starting eleven is only slightly more complex.
The 3 starting CMs should be Crofts, Ince and JFC with Agustien and Toko who lacks fitness on the bench. In goal Stockdale and at FB probably both Bruno and Calde. CBs I imagine will be GG and Hughes however there is a potential scenario whereby Dunk partners GG and Hughes is deployed at LB.
Up front I expect COG to start with CMS on the bench while the latter works his way back to his best. On the flanks perm any 2 from March, Buckley and LuaLua.. Completing the squad I would like Walton although I suspect Ankergren will get the nod with SH having to chose the final squad slot between Chicksen and Maksimenko. Of course if Toko isn't considered sufficiently fit then possibly both Chicksen and Maksimenko will be included.
So SH has the resource to put out a team on Saturday but if we suffer any more injuries SH will have to raid the DS unless one or more of the new signings we have been promised by TB have been acquired - I do not anticipate any recruits joining before the Wednesday game.
The key question is whether this threadbare squad can perform to a level that will deliver victory to BHA. With a positive up-tempo approach the result we seek is achievable.
Looking forward to Saturday. UTA.
My main concern at the moment is that with our 'bare bones' squad that we will not be able to take advantage and fully exploit the fact that in a number of our first few games we are playing some of the perceived weaker teams in the Championship. We need to get as many points as possible from these games as the opposition will only get tougher. At least SH's task in selecting a match squad should be relatively straight forward since it virtually chooses itself. Selecting a starting eleven is only slightly more complex. The 3 starting CMs should be Crofts, Ince and JFC with Agustien and Toko who lacks fitness on the bench. In goal Stockdale and at FB probably both Bruno and Calde. CBs I imagine will be GG and Hughes however there is a potential scenario whereby Dunk partners GG and Hughes is deployed at LB. Up front I expect COG to start with CMS on the bench while the latter works his way back to his best. On the flanks perm any 2 from March, Buckley and LuaLua.. Completing the squad I would like Walton although I suspect Ankergren will get the nod with SH having to chose the final squad slot between Chicksen and Maksimenko. Of course if Toko isn't considered sufficiently fit then possibly both Chicksen and Maksimenko will be included. So SH has the resource to put out a team on Saturday but if we suffer any more injuries SH will have to raid the DS unless one or more of the new signings we have been promised by TB have been acquired - I do not anticipate any recruits joining before the Wednesday game. The key question is whether this threadbare squad can perform to a level that will deliver victory to BHA. With a positive up-tempo approach the result we seek is achievable. Looking forward to Saturday. UTA. ballantrrae
  • Score: 5

3:13am Fri 8 Aug 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

ringtone wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Anthony 14 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Tommy11 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Stephens was brought in because we lsot Crofts, well we have Crofts back so not as bad as it might seem, Solly and JFC are also available. Toko not being fit is a bit of a cencern, yes we have Ince so no problem for our first match, but after that I guess we might have to look to Maksi.
Maksi?! Central Midfield???? Good god Vegas, you really are a long way from Brighton!!

Your so clueless it's scary - please leave the discussions of who should play or not to the people who actually go! You may just give Sami Hyppia some scary ideas......
yeah dumb a**e, that is the very point I was making, if Ince were to go down and Toko not being right, we would have to make a desperate decision. Take Ince and Toko out and who do we have?
The problem is Vegas is that you never have known or will know what you are talking about. Maski in central midfield!? You are deluded!

I suggest you start watching other sports as football clearly isn't one you are very knowledgable about. Tired of reading such trash suggestions from you - leave it to the fans please.
Quite right Vegas, not to be drawn by the 11 and 14 yr olds!

Shame they can't offer discussion, and only poor quality insults!

UTA!!
Have you ever been to the Amex, or a Brighton game?
Plenty thanks Ringpiece. You might be surprised to learn I haven't always lived here!... there aren't too many Albion fans amongst the locals here. I look forward (in an ironic sort of way) to the day when I see people wearing fake Albion shirts as they do all the current big clubs - won't be money in the club coffers unfortunately, but it would be a sure fire proof that we have made it to where we want to be!!

UTA!!
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Anthony 14[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tommy11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Stephens was brought in because we lsot Crofts, well we have Crofts back so not as bad as it might seem, Solly and JFC are also available. Toko not being fit is a bit of a cencern, yes we have Ince so no problem for our first match, but after that I guess we might have to look to Maksi.[/p][/quote]Maksi?! Central Midfield???? Good god Vegas, you really are a long way from Brighton!! Your so clueless it's scary - please leave the discussions of who should play or not to the people who actually go! You may just give Sami Hyppia some scary ideas......[/p][/quote]yeah dumb a**e, that is the very point I was making, if Ince were to go down and Toko not being right, we would have to make a desperate decision. Take Ince and Toko out and who do we have?[/p][/quote]The problem is Vegas is that you never have known or will know what you are talking about. Maski in central midfield!? You are deluded! I suggest you start watching other sports as football clearly isn't one you are very knowledgable about. Tired of reading such trash suggestions from you - leave it to the fans please.[/p][/quote]Quite right Vegas, not to be drawn by the 11 and 14 yr olds! Shame they can't offer discussion, and only poor quality insults! UTA!![/p][/quote]Have you ever been to the Amex, or a Brighton game?[/p][/quote]Plenty thanks Ringpiece. You might be surprised to learn I haven't always lived here!... there aren't too many Albion fans amongst the locals here. I look forward (in an ironic sort of way) to the day when I see people wearing fake Albion shirts as they do all the current big clubs - won't be money in the club coffers unfortunately, but it would be a sure fire proof that we have made it to where we want to be!! UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 7

2:16pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Eddy B says...

mikeygit wrote:
Another classic rumour. Stephen Dobbie was rumoured to be returning to Blackpool on one site today but i see he has signed for Fleetwood--how the mighty fall!! No disrespect to Fleetwood.
Blimey, I saw him referred to as the "Scottish Messi" once! Actually I always thought he was better than given credit for at Brighton and should have been used more.
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Another classic rumour. Stephen Dobbie was rumoured to be returning to Blackpool on one site today but i see he has signed for Fleetwood--how the mighty fall!! No disrespect to Fleetwood.[/p][/quote]Blimey, I saw him referred to as the "Scottish Messi" once! Actually I always thought he was better than given credit for at Brighton and should have been used more. Eddy B
  • Score: 1

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