Hyypia wants to show refs some respect

Sami Hyypia plans to be dignified on the touchline

Sami Hyypia plans to be dignified on the touchline

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

Sami Hyypia has vowed not to give referees a hard time as he prepares for his managerial debut in English football.

The Albion boss has also urged other managers to follow suit and let the whistle blowers get on with their job.

Hyypia’s Seagulls face Sheffield Wednesday on the opening day of the Football League season at the Amex tomorrow.

James Linington, from Newport Isle of Wight, takes charge of the Championship clash and he can expect a trouble-free afternoon from Hyypia.

The mild-mannered Finn told The Argus: “I went a few weeks ago to a managers’ meeting and we were talking about referees.

“I am not one who is putting a lot of pressure on the referee during the game.

“I’d rather leave him to do his job and not jump up and down at every situation, asking for free-kicks and yellow cards and stuff.”

Hyypia, sent-off only once in his ten-year playing career with Liverpool, added: “I would hope that all the others would do the same. I think the referees’ job is difficult enough without this extra pressure.

“But when I see that others are doing it and they have influence then I need to maybe learn how to do it as well.”

Albion acuumulated 74 yellow cards under Oscar Garcia last season, the 11th highest in the Championship. Their tally of two reds was the joint second lowest.

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6:05am Fri 8 Aug 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Fair play to you Sami... but have you SEEN some of the refs we get for Championship games??!!

Seriously though. It's the eve of the season and are these really all that the Argus are going to come up with? Poor, poor show Argus!!

UTA!!
Fair play to you Sami... but have you SEEN some of the refs we get for Championship games??!! Seriously though. It's the eve of the season and are these really all that the Argus are going to come up with? Poor, poor show Argus!! UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 18

6:42am Fri 8 Aug 14

AlfieT says...

Exciting story line on the eve of the big kick off!
Exciting story line on the eve of the big kick off! AlfieT
  • Score: 10

7:00am Fri 8 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

So he's vowed not to give refs a hard time but says he may have to learn how to do it.. I like that. A man who is prepared to move with the flow.
It's the sort dynamic tale I yearn to wake up to....
TBH I've no interest whatsoever in how his first competitive team might line up on day one tomorrow. I'm not the slightest bothered about his confidence in a returning CMS or his new signings.
Not in the least. Not at all. Not even a little bit.
So he's vowed not to give refs a hard time but says he may have to learn how to do it.. I like that. A man who is prepared to move with the flow. It's the sort dynamic tale I yearn to wake up to.... TBH I've no interest whatsoever in how his first competitive team might line up on day one tomorrow. I'm not the slightest bothered about his confidence in a returning CMS or his new signings. Not in the least. Not at all. Not even a little bit. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 11

7:08am Fri 8 Aug 14

Quiterie says...

This is a real scoop. Well done Andy Naylor - you're obviously back in favour at the Albion. How did you extract these gems from our new manager? In summary he'll ease off the refs until he sees the other managers giving them a hard time. I give it about 5 minutes of the first match!
This is a real scoop. Well done Andy Naylor - you're obviously back in favour at the Albion. How did you extract these gems from our new manager? In summary he'll ease off the refs until he sees the other managers giving them a hard time. I give it about 5 minutes of the first match! Quiterie
  • Score: 20

7:15am Fri 8 Aug 14

OzzieGull says...

Quiterie wrote:
This is a real scoop. Well done Andy Naylor - you're obviously back in favour at the Albion. How did you extract these gems from our new manager? In summary he'll ease off the refs until he sees the other managers giving them a hard time. I give it about 5 minutes of the first match!
I am in Oz- can somebody PLEASE tell me if there is another paper - this one obviously has no idea
[quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: This is a real scoop. Well done Andy Naylor - you're obviously back in favour at the Albion. How did you extract these gems from our new manager? In summary he'll ease off the refs until he sees the other managers giving them a hard time. I give it about 5 minutes of the first match![/p][/quote]I am in Oz- can somebody PLEASE tell me if there is another paper - this one obviously has no idea OzzieGull
  • Score: 8

7:15am Fri 8 Aug 14

OzzieGull says...

Quiterie wrote:
This is a real scoop. Well done Andy Naylor - you're obviously back in favour at the Albion. How did you extract these gems from our new manager? In summary he'll ease off the refs until he sees the other managers giving them a hard time. I give it about 5 minutes of the first match!
I am in Oz- can somebody PLEASE tell me if there is another paper - this one obviously has no idea
[quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: This is a real scoop. Well done Andy Naylor - you're obviously back in favour at the Albion. How did you extract these gems from our new manager? In summary he'll ease off the refs until he sees the other managers giving them a hard time. I give it about 5 minutes of the first match![/p][/quote]I am in Oz- can somebody PLEASE tell me if there is another paper - this one obviously has no idea OzzieGull
  • Score: 4

7:16am Fri 8 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Fair play to you Sami... but have you SEEN some of the refs we get for Championship games??!!

Seriously though. It's the eve of the season and are these really all that the Argus are going to come up with? Poor, poor show Argus!!

UTA!!
Stop whinging.
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Fair play to you Sami... but have you SEEN some of the refs we get for Championship games??!! Seriously though. It's the eve of the season and are these really all that the Argus are going to come up with? Poor, poor show Argus!! UTA!![/p][/quote]Stop whinging. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -3

7:26am Fri 8 Aug 14

AlfieT says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
So he's vowed not to give refs a hard time but says he may have to learn how to do it.. I like that. A man who is prepared to move with the flow.
It's the sort dynamic tale I yearn to wake up to....
TBH I've no interest whatsoever in how his first competitive team might line up on day one tomorrow. I'm not the slightest bothered about his confidence in a returning CMS or his new signings.
Not in the least. Not at all. Not even a little bit.
I'm with you, not interested either, was really hoping for a Nathan Jones story, you know what he gets up to at the weekends.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: So he's vowed not to give refs a hard time but says he may have to learn how to do it.. I like that. A man who is prepared to move with the flow. It's the sort dynamic tale I yearn to wake up to.... TBH I've no interest whatsoever in how his first competitive team might line up on day one tomorrow. I'm not the slightest bothered about his confidence in a returning CMS or his new signings. Not in the least. Not at all. Not even a little bit.[/p][/quote]I'm with you, not interested either, was really hoping for a Nathan Jones story, you know what he gets up to at the weekends. AlfieT
  • Score: 8

7:29am Fri 8 Aug 14

Guernsey gull says...

Oh dear oh dear, eve of the kick off, and the latest exciting news is that the new style shirts are selling well, and Sami says he will take it easy with refs, unless of course the other manager kicks off, and then he will.! !
I am sure Sami would rather be introducing a new striker, left back ,centre back , or some sort of new player to us, ! !
I am getting increasingly nervous about the season ahead,.
Every time I look at Sky Sports championship teams are signing on players, but us , nothing ! !
Oh dear oh dear, eve of the kick off, and the latest exciting news is that the new style shirts are selling well, and Sami says he will take it easy with refs, unless of course the other manager kicks off, and then he will.! ! I am sure Sami would rather be introducing a new striker, left back ,centre back , or some sort of new player to us, ! ! I am getting increasingly nervous about the season ahead,. Every time I look at Sky Sports championship teams are signing on players, but us , nothing ! ! Guernsey gull
  • Score: 20

7:35am Fri 8 Aug 14

AlanDuffy says...

What do people expect the Argus to report on.....there is no news. Last time Andy Naylor speculated on likely signings he was widely slated, including by TB, so he's not going to make that mistake again. But with a little over 24 hours before kick off the silence around the Amex is deafening - hard to get excited.
What do people expect the Argus to report on.....there is no news. Last time Andy Naylor speculated on likely signings he was widely slated, including by TB, so he's not going to make that mistake again. But with a little over 24 hours before kick off the silence around the Amex is deafening - hard to get excited. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 14

7:38am Fri 8 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

AlanDuffy wrote:
What do people expect the Argus to report on.....there is no news. Last time Andy Naylor speculated on likely signings he was widely slated, including by TB, so he's not going to make that mistake again. But with a little over 24 hours before kick off the silence around the Amex is deafening - hard to get excited.
Erm,
First game of the season?
[quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: What do people expect the Argus to report on.....there is no news. Last time Andy Naylor speculated on likely signings he was widely slated, including by TB, so he's not going to make that mistake again. But with a little over 24 hours before kick off the silence around the Amex is deafening - hard to get excited.[/p][/quote]Erm, First game of the season? Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 2

7:52am Fri 8 Aug 14

mark5 says...

I must admit that this has to be one of the most uninspiring build up' s to a new season I can remember. In fact yesterday, I had entirely forgotten thatiI was going to the Amex and was on the verge of taking up someone's offer to go out to the pub when I remembered! Normally I am building up to a new season weeks in advance, so this year feels very weird!! Surely there must be some team lineup news to report? This article feels more like one penned a week after the season ends not on the eve of a new one!!
I must admit that this has to be one of the most uninspiring build up' s to a new season I can remember. In fact yesterday, I had entirely forgotten thatiI was going to the Amex and was on the verge of taking up someone's offer to go out to the pub when I remembered! Normally I am building up to a new season weeks in advance, so this year feels very weird!! Surely there must be some team lineup news to report? This article feels more like one penned a week after the season ends not on the eve of a new one!! mark5
  • Score: 13

8:07am Fri 8 Aug 14

Kit Napier's Beard says...

Yawn yawn
Yawn yawn Kit Napier's Beard
  • Score: 4

8:08am Fri 8 Aug 14

thetungsten says...

The daily mail has this morning run their championship preview noting the likely title, promotion and play off contenders as well as the strugglers and mid table scramblers. 23 of the 24 clubs are mentioned- the missing one BHA!!! Some it all up really!
The daily mail has this morning run their championship preview noting the likely title, promotion and play off contenders as well as the strugglers and mid table scramblers. 23 of the 24 clubs are mentioned- the missing one BHA!!! Some it all up really! thetungsten
  • Score: 10

8:15am Fri 8 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

Yet Another Argus scoup!!!!!
Yet Another Argus scoup!!!!! mikeygit
  • Score: 3

8:16am Fri 8 Aug 14

albionbloke says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Fair play to you Sami... but have you SEEN some of the refs we get for Championship games??!!

Seriously though. It's the eve of the season and are these really all that the Argus are going to come up with? Poor, poor show Argus!!

UTA!!
Stop whinging.
Stop posting
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Fair play to you Sami... but have you SEEN some of the refs we get for Championship games??!! Seriously though. It's the eve of the season and are these really all that the Argus are going to come up with? Poor, poor show Argus!! UTA!![/p][/quote]Stop whinging.[/p][/quote]Stop posting albionbloke
  • Score: 7

8:19am Fri 8 Aug 14

Neville says...

the tungsten
To be fair the mail ran a fairly long article on Sami Hyypia and Brighton yesterday.
the tungsten To be fair the mail ran a fairly long article on Sami Hyypia and Brighton yesterday. Neville
  • Score: -2

8:27am Fri 8 Aug 14

dave from bexill says...

AlfieT wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
So he's vowed not to give refs a hard time but says he may have to learn how to do it.. I like that. A man who is prepared to move with the flow.
It's the sort dynamic tale I yearn to wake up to....
TBH I've no interest whatsoever in how his first competitive team might line up on day one tomorrow. I'm not the slightest bothered about his confidence in a returning CMS or his new signings.
Not in the least. Not at all. Not even a little bit.
I'm with you, not interested either, was really hoping for a Nathan Jones story, you know what he gets up to at the weekends.
Ha, ha. Nice to have a couple of smiles first thing in the morning
[quote][p][bold]AlfieT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: So he's vowed not to give refs a hard time but says he may have to learn how to do it.. I like that. A man who is prepared to move with the flow. It's the sort dynamic tale I yearn to wake up to.... TBH I've no interest whatsoever in how his first competitive team might line up on day one tomorrow. I'm not the slightest bothered about his confidence in a returning CMS or his new signings. Not in the least. Not at all. Not even a little bit.[/p][/quote]I'm with you, not interested either, was really hoping for a Nathan Jones story, you know what he gets up to at the weekends.[/p][/quote]Ha, ha. Nice to have a couple of smiles first thing in the morning dave from bexill
  • Score: 4

8:35am Fri 8 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

albionbloke wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote: Fair play to you Sami... but have you SEEN some of the refs we get for Championship games??!! Seriously though. It's the eve of the season and are these really all that the Argus are going to come up with? Poor, poor show Argus!! UTA!!
Stop whinging.
Stop posting
Stop your negativity.
[quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Fair play to you Sami... but have you SEEN some of the refs we get for Championship games??!! Seriously though. It's the eve of the season and are these really all that the Argus are going to come up with? Poor, poor show Argus!! UTA!![/p][/quote]Stop whinging.[/p][/quote]Stop posting[/p][/quote]Stop your negativity. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: 0

8:38am Fri 8 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
albionbloke wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote: Fair play to you Sami... but have you SEEN some of the refs we get for Championship games??!! Seriously though. It's the eve of the season and are these really all that the Argus are going to come up with? Poor, poor show Argus!! UTA!!
Stop whinging.
Stop posting
Stop your negativity.
Stop
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Fair play to you Sami... but have you SEEN some of the refs we get for Championship games??!! Seriously though. It's the eve of the season and are these really all that the Argus are going to come up with? Poor, poor show Argus!! UTA!![/p][/quote]Stop whinging.[/p][/quote]Stop posting[/p][/quote]Stop your negativity.[/p][/quote]Stop Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 7

8:42am Fri 8 Aug 14

ringtone says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Fair play to you Sami... but have you SEEN some of the refs we get for Championship games??!!

Seriously though. It's the eve of the season and are these really all that the Argus are going to come up with? Poor, poor show Argus!!

UTA!!
Let's hear your real thoughts, not just platitudes and soundbites designed to get thumbs up.

I am sure there is an individual inside you screaming to get out.

Give it go
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Fair play to you Sami... but have you SEEN some of the refs we get for Championship games??!! Seriously though. It's the eve of the season and are these really all that the Argus are going to come up with? Poor, poor show Argus!! UTA!![/p][/quote]Let's hear your real thoughts, not just platitudes and soundbites designed to get thumbs up. I am sure there is an individual inside you screaming to get out. Give it go ringtone
  • Score: -3

8:45am Fri 8 Aug 14

daughter-of-manag says...

thetungsten wrote:
The daily mail has this morning run their championship preview noting the likely title, promotion and play off contenders as well as the strugglers and mid table scramblers. 23 of the 24 clubs are mentioned- the missing one BHA!!! Some it all up really!
No mention of Watford either (who have a pretty decent squad) - why do you feel that BHA need 'a mention?'

We could be the dark horses this season - so shhhhhhhh.
[quote][p][bold]thetungsten[/bold] wrote: The daily mail has this morning run their championship preview noting the likely title, promotion and play off contenders as well as the strugglers and mid table scramblers. 23 of the 24 clubs are mentioned- the missing one BHA!!! Some it all up really![/p][/quote]No mention of Watford either (who have a pretty decent squad) - why do you feel that BHA need 'a mention?' We could be the dark horses this season - so shhhhhhhh. daughter-of-manag
  • Score: 1

8:48am Fri 8 Aug 14

AlanDuffy says...

To be fair, even the postings on this site have become repetitive and uninspired because there's nothing going on, so everyone's guessing and speculating. 3-4 decent, quality signings in the next 3 weeks and the whole picture will change though - we'll see positivity and renewed interest - the whole close/pre season has been dull, time for some excitement. A win tomorrow would be a boost, anything else and the doom-mongers will be out in force.
To be fair, even the postings on this site have become repetitive and uninspired because there's nothing going on, so everyone's guessing and speculating. 3-4 decent, quality signings in the next 3 weeks and the whole picture will change though - we'll see positivity and renewed interest - the whole close/pre season has been dull, time for some excitement. A win tomorrow would be a boost, anything else and the doom-mongers will be out in force. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 5

9:17am Fri 8 Aug 14

London Dave says...

AlfieT wrote:
Exciting story line on the eve of the big kick off!
In fairness to the Argus there is more news coming out of MI6 and the CIA than the Amex, such has been the lack of activity (in plain sight).
[quote][p][bold]AlfieT[/bold] wrote: Exciting story line on the eve of the big kick off![/p][/quote]In fairness to the Argus there is more news coming out of MI6 and the CIA than the Amex, such has been the lack of activity (in plain sight). London Dave
  • Score: 3

9:20am Fri 8 Aug 14

London Dave says...

daughter-of-manag wrote:
thetungsten wrote:
The daily mail has this morning run their championship preview noting the likely title, promotion and play off contenders as well as the strugglers and mid table scramblers. 23 of the 24 clubs are mentioned- the missing one BHA!!! Some it all up really!
No mention of Watford either (who have a pretty decent squad) - why do you feel that BHA need 'a mention?'

We could be the dark horses this season - so shhhhhhhh.
Haha, seriously dark...!
[quote][p][bold]daughter-of-manag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thetungsten[/bold] wrote: The daily mail has this morning run their championship preview noting the likely title, promotion and play off contenders as well as the strugglers and mid table scramblers. 23 of the 24 clubs are mentioned- the missing one BHA!!! Some it all up really![/p][/quote]No mention of Watford either (who have a pretty decent squad) - why do you feel that BHA need 'a mention?' We could be the dark horses this season - so shhhhhhhh.[/p][/quote]Haha, seriously dark...! London Dave
  • Score: 2

9:33am Fri 8 Aug 14

Max Ripple says...

thetungsten wrote:
The daily mail has this morning run their championship preview noting the likely title, promotion and play off contenders as well as the strugglers and mid table scramblers. 23 of the 24 clubs are mentioned- the missing one BHA!!! Some it all up really!
Serves you right for reading the Daily Mail.

Naylor is obviously getting his revenge on the club by posting pointless stories. No club info means no stories. I'm expecting more of this to be honest. Stories about how Kaz has got a new pair of socks with 34% more elasticity than his old ones which he has been wearing since he was a lad. Dunk is learning Bulgarian in an effort to prepare for when his career is over. Bruno has changed his brand of shampoo. One of the groundsmen lost his car keys last week and had to get a bus to work. I'm beside myself with excitement.

Seriously - Just looking forward to tomorrow! Up the Albion!
[quote][p][bold]thetungsten[/bold] wrote: The daily mail has this morning run their championship preview noting the likely title, promotion and play off contenders as well as the strugglers and mid table scramblers. 23 of the 24 clubs are mentioned- the missing one BHA!!! Some it all up really![/p][/quote]Serves you right for reading the Daily Mail. Naylor is obviously getting his revenge on the club by posting pointless stories. No club info means no stories. I'm expecting more of this to be honest. Stories about how Kaz has got a new pair of socks with 34% more elasticity than his old ones which he has been wearing since he was a lad. Dunk is learning Bulgarian in an effort to prepare for when his career is over. Bruno has changed his brand of shampoo. One of the groundsmen lost his car keys last week and had to get a bus to work. I'm beside myself with excitement. Seriously - Just looking forward to tomorrow! Up the Albion! Max Ripple
  • Score: 2

10:01am Fri 8 Aug 14

Tonyuk175 says...

Why blame the Argus about lack of excitement, they have to report something and if there is no news so be it!! We all want to hear transfer news but as like the last few seasons there is a distinct lack of that!!!! Stop moaning and stop reading it if all you do is moan. Just hope we have news soon on a transfer or 3! UTA
Why blame the Argus about lack of excitement, they have to report something and if there is no news so be it!! We all want to hear transfer news but as like the last few seasons there is a distinct lack of that!!!! Stop moaning and stop reading it if all you do is moan. Just hope we have news soon on a transfer or 3! UTA Tonyuk175
  • Score: 3

10:02am Fri 8 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

Changing the subject--as this is the latest Argus post more peeps likely to read it-----Clayton still odds on to go to MBoro--from a Northern paper Echo half hour ago--- and one time alleged target Joe Mason gone to Bolton on loan.
Changing the subject--as this is the latest Argus post more peeps likely to read it-----Clayton still odds on to go to MBoro--from a Northern paper Echo half hour ago--- and one time alleged target Joe Mason gone to Bolton on loan. mikeygit
  • Score: 2

10:19am Fri 8 Aug 14

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

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Fair play to you Sami... but have you SEEN some of the refs we get for Championship games??!!

Seriously though. It's the eve of the season and are these really all that the Argus are going to come up with? Poor, poor show Argus!!

UTA!!
Over here in the UK the refs in the championship are not that bad.
Over in Indonesia,i haven't got a clue,that's why i won't comment.
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Fair play to you Sami... but have you SEEN some of the refs we get for Championship games??!! Seriously though. It's the eve of the season and are these really all that the Argus are going to come up with? Poor, poor show Argus!! UTA!![/p][/quote]Over here in the UK the refs in the championship are not that bad. Over in Indonesia,i haven't got a clue,that's why i won't comment. don't wanna do it like that
  • Score: 0

10:37am Fri 8 Aug 14

OldGull says...

thetungsten wrote:
The daily mail has this morning run their championship preview noting the likely title, promotion and play off contenders as well as the strugglers and mid table scramblers. 23 of the 24 clubs are mentioned- the missing one BHA!!! Some it all up really!
Perhaps we should sign up some eastern Europeans on the cheap.
Then the Daily Mule would be all over us like a rash.
[quote][p][bold]thetungsten[/bold] wrote: The daily mail has this morning run their championship preview noting the likely title, promotion and play off contenders as well as the strugglers and mid table scramblers. 23 of the 24 clubs are mentioned- the missing one BHA!!! Some it all up really![/p][/quote]Perhaps we should sign up some eastern Europeans on the cheap. Then the Daily Mule would be all over us like a rash. OldGull
  • Score: 3

10:45am Fri 8 Aug 14

Claude Back says...

AlanDuffy wrote:
What do people expect the Argus to report on.....there is no news. Last time Andy Naylor speculated on likely signings he was widely slated, including by TB, so he's not going to make that mistake again. But with a little over 24 hours before kick off the silence around the Amex is deafening - hard to get excited.
Quite right, Alan.
After all, this blinking site is FREE and all people do is moan about it, especially those who have deserted England. (Hoping that gets maximum thumbs up, hee, hee).
Perhaps, hopefully, the Argus might remove it if they moan loud enough. Would they be happy then?
[quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: What do people expect the Argus to report on.....there is no news. Last time Andy Naylor speculated on likely signings he was widely slated, including by TB, so he's not going to make that mistake again. But with a little over 24 hours before kick off the silence around the Amex is deafening - hard to get excited.[/p][/quote]Quite right, Alan. After all, this blinking site is FREE and all people do is moan about it, especially those who have deserted England. (Hoping that gets maximum thumbs up, hee, hee). Perhaps, hopefully, the Argus might remove it if they moan loud enough. Would they be happy then? Claude Back
  • Score: 0

10:48am Fri 8 Aug 14

Claude Back says...

Tonyuk175 wrote:
Why blame the Argus about lack of excitement, they have to report something and if there is no news so be it!! We all want to hear transfer news but as like the last few seasons there is a distinct lack of that!!!! Stop moaning and stop reading it if all you do is moan. Just hope we have news soon on a transfer or 3! UTA
Sorry, Tony, by the time I had typed my rant, you had already posted yours.
[quote][p][bold]Tonyuk175[/bold] wrote: Why blame the Argus about lack of excitement, they have to report something and if there is no news so be it!! We all want to hear transfer news but as like the last few seasons there is a distinct lack of that!!!! Stop moaning and stop reading it if all you do is moan. Just hope we have news soon on a transfer or 3! UTA[/p][/quote]Sorry, Tony, by the time I had typed my rant, you had already posted yours. Claude Back
  • Score: 2

10:52am Fri 8 Aug 14

Claude Back says...

mikeygit wrote:
Changing the subject--as this is the latest Argus post more peeps likely to read it-----Clayton still odds on to go to MBoro--from a Northern paper Echo half hour ago--- and one time alleged target Joe Mason gone to Bolton on loan.
I am expecting Clayton to change his mind and go to QPR. However, Harry is dithering as he doesn't think Clayton is old enough or getting paid enough yet. ;-)
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Changing the subject--as this is the latest Argus post more peeps likely to read it-----Clayton still odds on to go to MBoro--from a Northern paper Echo half hour ago--- and one time alleged target Joe Mason gone to Bolton on loan.[/p][/quote]I am expecting Clayton to change his mind and go to QPR. However, Harry is dithering as he doesn't think Clayton is old enough or getting paid enough yet. ;-) Claude Back
  • Score: 4

11:00am Fri 8 Aug 14

Claude Back says...

Max Ripple wrote:
thetungsten wrote:
The daily mail has this morning run their championship preview noting the likely title, promotion and play off contenders as well as the strugglers and mid table scramblers. 23 of the 24 clubs are mentioned- the missing one BHA!!! Some it all up really!
Serves you right for reading the Daily Mail.

Naylor is obviously getting his revenge on the club by posting pointless stories. No club info means no stories. I'm expecting more of this to be honest. Stories about how Kaz has got a new pair of socks with 34% more elasticity than his old ones which he has been wearing since he was a lad. Dunk is learning Bulgarian in an effort to prepare for when his career is over. Bruno has changed his brand of shampoo. One of the groundsmen lost his car keys last week and had to get a bus to work. I'm beside myself with excitement.

Seriously - Just looking forward to tomorrow! Up the Albion!
Good one, Max.
I was wondering what happened to Bruno's hair.
It's not easy reporting on the Albion.
As for this article....I can hardly contain my indifference.
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thetungsten[/bold] wrote: The daily mail has this morning run their championship preview noting the likely title, promotion and play off contenders as well as the strugglers and mid table scramblers. 23 of the 24 clubs are mentioned- the missing one BHA!!! Some it all up really![/p][/quote]Serves you right for reading the Daily Mail. Naylor is obviously getting his revenge on the club by posting pointless stories. No club info means no stories. I'm expecting more of this to be honest. Stories about how Kaz has got a new pair of socks with 34% more elasticity than his old ones which he has been wearing since he was a lad. Dunk is learning Bulgarian in an effort to prepare for when his career is over. Bruno has changed his brand of shampoo. One of the groundsmen lost his car keys last week and had to get a bus to work. I'm beside myself with excitement. Seriously - Just looking forward to tomorrow! Up the Albion![/p][/quote]Good one, Max. I was wondering what happened to Bruno's hair. It's not easy reporting on the Albion. As for this article....I can hardly contain my indifference. Claude Back
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11:57am Fri 8 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

I've just driven through Birmingham and saw a Birmingham Mail poster which read: "16-page Blues' pre-season special. Is The Argus doing anything similar on us?
I've just driven through Birmingham and saw a Birmingham Mail poster which read: "16-page Blues' pre-season special. Is The Argus doing anything similar on us? Albion In Staffs
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12:58pm Fri 8 Aug 14

SecondReserve says...

100% agree with Sami about referees but let's wait and see how long it is before he rants about the referee after we have lost and/or had a man sent off and/or had a goal disallowed.
100% agree with Sami about referees but let's wait and see how long it is before he rants about the referee after we have lost and/or had a man sent off and/or had a goal disallowed. SecondReserve
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6:41pm Fri 8 Aug 14

tinker111 says...

NO Proper new's so this load of trash on eve of new season ??? how bad can it get
NO Proper new's so this load of trash on eve of new season ??? how bad can it get tinker111
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2:47am Sat 9 Aug 14

Captain Haddock says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Fair play to you Sami... but have you SEEN some of the refs we get for Championship games??!!

Seriously though. It's the eve of the season and are these really all that the Argus are going to come up with? Poor, poor show Argus!!

UTA!!
Stop whinging.
Haha! That's actually quite funny. Still gave you a thumbs down though, Old Fruit. Force of habit and all that jazz! ;0)
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Fair play to you Sami... but have you SEEN some of the refs we get for Championship games??!! Seriously though. It's the eve of the season and are these really all that the Argus are going to come up with? Poor, poor show Argus!! UTA!![/p][/quote]Stop whinging.[/p][/quote]Haha! That's actually quite funny. Still gave you a thumbs down though, Old Fruit. Force of habit and all that jazz! ;0) Captain Haddock
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2:50am Sat 9 Aug 14

Captain Haddock says...

thetungsten wrote:
The daily mail has this morning run their championship preview noting the likely title, promotion and play off contenders as well as the strugglers and mid table scramblers. 23 of the 24 clubs are mentioned- the missing one BHA!!! Some it all up really!
Well it certainly sums the Daily Mail up.
[quote][p][bold]thetungsten[/bold] wrote: The daily mail has this morning run their championship preview noting the likely title, promotion and play off contenders as well as the strugglers and mid table scramblers. 23 of the 24 clubs are mentioned- the missing one BHA!!! Some it all up really![/p][/quote]Well it certainly sums the Daily Mail up. Captain Haddock
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2:56am Sat 9 Aug 14

Captain Haddock says...

Neville wrote:
the tungsten
To be fair the mail ran a fairly long article on Sami Hyypia and Brighton yesterday.
As did The Guardian:
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: the tungsten To be fair the mail ran a fairly long article on Sami Hyypia and Brighton yesterday.[/p][/quote]As did The Guardian: Captain Haddock
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