Poyet targets Albion winger Buckley again

Gus Poyet's Sunderland are interested in Will Buckley

Gus Poyet's Sunderland are interested in Will Buckley

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

Albion winger Will Buckley has been targeted again by his old boss Gus Poyet at Sunderland.

Argus sources in the North-East have confirmed Sunderland’s strong interest in the player signed by Poyet when he was the Seagulls’ manager.

Buckley was on the bench when Albion lost their opening game in the Championship against Sheffield Wednesday at the Amex on Saturday, despite the late withdrawal of Solly March with a back injury.

Boss Sami Hyypia preferred rookie Shamir Fenelon in the starting line-up.

Albion face Cheltenham in the Capital One Cup at the Amex tonight. Hyypia, reacting to reports linking Buckley with a move to the Premier League, told The Argus: “He is still here and hopefully he will play. When we have something to inform we’ll inform.”

Buckley’s bench role against Wednesday was unrelated to the hamstring problems which plagued him last season.

Hyypia said: “He has been fit all pre-season now. I decided the eleven who will start and in this case he was not in the starting line-up. He came on later on in the game.”

Buckley is also being linked with West Brom but the Argus understands they have distanced themselves from any interest.

Sunderland is the likely destination for the 24-year-old, bought by Albion from Watford for £1 million three years ago, providing a fee can be agreed between the clubs.

Poyet, sacked by the Seagulls last summer for gross misconduct, wants Liverpool’s Fabio Borini and Buckley to increase his attacking options for the Premier League campaign, which begins for Sunderland at West Brom on Saturday.

The Black Cats targeted Buckley in January, along with Crystal Palace, but he was sidelined at the time by hamstring trouble.

Oldham-born Buckley signed a new four-and-a-half year deal with Albion 18 months ago.

He has been less influential since Poyet’s departure. Sunderland believe a reunion with the Uruguayan and a return north to team up again with his good friend Liam Bridcutt, sold by Albion to the Black Cats in January, are all factors in their favour if they can thrash out an agreement with the Seagulls.

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5:23am Tue 12 Aug 14

AlanDuffy says...

Might as well sell him, he's the only premiership quality player we have left.
Might as well sell him, he's the only premiership quality player we have left. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 33

5:42am Tue 12 Aug 14

namgo49 says...

Move him on, the club has decided he only has a peripheral role to play inspite of at last being fit. He looked as about interested as a punk rocker at a ballet performance when he eventually did come on on Saturday.

Another player the club has disaffected. Shame!
Move him on, the club has decided he only has a peripheral role to play inspite of at last being fit. He looked as about interested as a punk rocker at a ballet performance when he eventually did come on on Saturday. Another player the club has disaffected. Shame! namgo49
  • Score: 35

5:53am Tue 12 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

Sources in the north east means teletext!
Sources in the north east means teletext! Conelli98
  • Score: 7

6:02am Tue 12 Aug 14

Jonathan Mouette says...

He may as well sit on the bench up there, no point in him keeping the bench warm here. We can always use the money to top up shareholder dividends and salary increases for the suits. If there's anything left over, it can be used to scour the Conference for potential DS players, the height of our current ambitions. What a shame...
He may as well sit on the bench up there, no point in him keeping the bench warm here. We can always use the money to top up shareholder dividends and salary increases for the suits. If there's anything left over, it can be used to scour the Conference for potential DS players, the height of our current ambitions. What a shame... Jonathan Mouette
  • Score: 48

6:13am Tue 12 Aug 14

Albion fan in London says...

He's off too then. Poor Kaz he must be feeling left out! Is there anyone else we can sell for a profit.

It's very clear we are a selling club. What's going to happen to all the academy talent nurtured in years to come I ask?
He's off too then. Poor Kaz he must be feeling left out! Is there anyone else we can sell for a profit. It's very clear we are a selling club. What's going to happen to all the academy talent nurtured in years to come I ask? Albion fan in London
  • Score: 19

6:16am Tue 12 Aug 14

albionbloke says...

Bleed Sunderland for as much as they can get and say goodbye. He's seen his better days with us. Can never see him being the star he was, he just doesn't seem to have the heart any more. And let's face it, he is a major sick-note. Yep, take the money......but its anyone's guess what they'll do with it. I certainly don't expect them to reinvest in a replacement, if the last few months is anything to go on.
Bleed Sunderland for as much as they can get and say goodbye. He's seen his better days with us. Can never see him being the star he was, he just doesn't seem to have the heart any more. And let's face it, he is a major sick-note. Yep, take the money......but its anyone's guess what they'll do with it. I certainly don't expect them to reinvest in a replacement, if the last few months is anything to go on. albionbloke
  • Score: 26

6:34am Tue 12 Aug 14

twonk says...

I'll drive him if it helps.
I'll drive him if it helps. twonk
  • Score: -1

6:46am Tue 12 Aug 14

Jaguar_uk says...

Wasn't that long ago when everybody was saying how eagerly players would come to the Albion with the awesome new stadium and the second to none training facility, what went wrong?
Wasn't that long ago when everybody was saying how eagerly players would come to the Albion with the awesome new stadium and the second to none training facility, what went wrong? Jaguar_uk
  • Score: 20

6:50am Tue 12 Aug 14

AlfieT says...

Jonathan Mouette wrote:
He may as well sit on the bench up there, no point in him keeping the bench warm here. We can always use the money to top up shareholder dividends and salary increases for the suits. If there's anything left over, it can be used to scour the Conference for potential DS players, the height of our current ambitions. What a shame...
I feel your frustration JM and sympathise, Noone, Vicente, Ulloa, Orlandi and now Buckley, our entertainers are all gone and going. Lua Lua is the only one left capable of getting me out of my seat, they say you only miss something when it's gone, well that something is Poyet, he put together a squad of entertaining flair, still at times the best football I have ever seen from a Brighton team. Will we ever see the like again?
[quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: He may as well sit on the bench up there, no point in him keeping the bench warm here. We can always use the money to top up shareholder dividends and salary increases for the suits. If there's anything left over, it can be used to scour the Conference for potential DS players, the height of our current ambitions. What a shame...[/p][/quote]I feel your frustration JM and sympathise, Noone, Vicente, Ulloa, Orlandi and now Buckley, our entertainers are all gone and going. Lua Lua is the only one left capable of getting me out of my seat, they say you only miss something when it's gone, well that something is Poyet, he put together a squad of entertaining flair, still at times the best football I have ever seen from a Brighton team. Will we ever see the like again? AlfieT
  • Score: 54

6:51am Tue 12 Aug 14

Steveg1958 says...

Jaguar_uk wrote:
Wasn't that long ago when everybody was saying how eagerly players would come to the Albion with the awesome new stadium and the second to none training facility, what went wrong?
The suits that's what went wrong
[quote][p][bold]Jaguar_uk[/bold] wrote: Wasn't that long ago when everybody was saying how eagerly players would come to the Albion with the awesome new stadium and the second to none training facility, what went wrong?[/p][/quote]The suits that's what went wrong Steveg1958
  • Score: 11

7:03am Tue 12 Aug 14

Far gull says...

Albion fan in London wrote:
He's off too then. Poor Kaz he must be feeling left out! Is there anyone else we can sell for a profit.

It's very clear we are a selling club. What's going to happen to all the academy talent nurtured in years to come I ask?
It really is genuinely sad to see all our best players go. I admit i was cross with Gus for what ever went on pre that Palace game at home and would genuinely like to here the real story behind our performance that night.
It would appear to have been a major turning point in our history.
Gus a least attracted top players to the club.
The fact Buckley looked disinterested last season and on saturday just look at the team sheets for your answers.
Ryan Giggs suffured similar hamstring injures for years but once he hit 28 +they were sorted , another player to get in the prem i expect to do well and deserves it being English rather than foreign.
Lets face it everyone we have money issues that is blatantly obvious now. I was worried about this last year when 30 was spent on training academey,did it really need to be 30 !! Straight away.
10 plus 20 on playing side surely would have surfficed??
Anyway to late now. What a ...... up .
Can see why Dick Knight was concerned.
Cannot see even a few good signing or loans sorting this season out. Then reason being that i think a malise has set in already in players and fans that may upset the balance for this season. It could take us five years from now to get that buzz back.
May Sami be the man to reignite our club , truely!
As others have said though if Gus for all his faults struggled to cope with Barber/Burke set up ,given his power base built on success with the club and a longer working relationship with Tony , i fail to see how Sami ( OG before him) will.
May all us genuine but not blinded fans be proved wrong.
[quote][p][bold]Albion fan in London[/bold] wrote: He's off too then. Poor Kaz he must be feeling left out! Is there anyone else we can sell for a profit. It's very clear we are a selling club. What's going to happen to all the academy talent nurtured in years to come I ask?[/p][/quote]It really is genuinely sad to see all our best players go. I admit i was cross with Gus for what ever went on pre that Palace game at home and would genuinely like to here the real story behind our performance that night. It would appear to have been a major turning point in our history. Gus a least attracted top players to the club. The fact Buckley looked disinterested last season and on saturday just look at the team sheets for your answers. Ryan Giggs suffured similar hamstring injures for years but once he hit 28 +they were sorted , another player to get in the prem i expect to do well and deserves it being English rather than foreign. Lets face it everyone we have money issues that is blatantly obvious now. I was worried about this last year when 30 was spent on training academey,did it really need to be 30 !! Straight away. 10 plus 20 on playing side surely would have surfficed?? Anyway to late now. What a ...... up . Can see why Dick Knight was concerned. Cannot see even a few good signing or loans sorting this season out. Then reason being that i think a malise has set in already in players and fans that may upset the balance for this season. It could take us five years from now to get that buzz back. May Sami be the man to reignite our club , truely! As others have said though if Gus for all his faults struggled to cope with Barber/Burke set up ,given his power base built on success with the club and a longer working relationship with Tony , i fail to see how Sami ( OG before him) will. May all us genuine but not blinded fans be proved wrong. Far gull
  • Score: 25

7:04am Tue 12 Aug 14

Far gull says...

AlfieT wrote:
Jonathan Mouette wrote:
He may as well sit on the bench up there, no point in him keeping the bench warm here. We can always use the money to top up shareholder dividends and salary increases for the suits. If there's anything left over, it can be used to scour the Conference for potential DS players, the height of our current ambitions. What a shame...
I feel your frustration JM and sympathise, Noone, Vicente, Ulloa, Orlandi and now Buckley, our entertainers are all gone and going. Lua Lua is the only one left capable of getting me out of my seat, they say you only miss something when it's gone, well that something is Poyet, he put together a squad of entertaining flair, still at times the best football I have ever seen from a Brighton team. Will we ever see the like again?
With you guys
[quote][p][bold]AlfieT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: He may as well sit on the bench up there, no point in him keeping the bench warm here. We can always use the money to top up shareholder dividends and salary increases for the suits. If there's anything left over, it can be used to scour the Conference for potential DS players, the height of our current ambitions. What a shame...[/p][/quote]I feel your frustration JM and sympathise, Noone, Vicente, Ulloa, Orlandi and now Buckley, our entertainers are all gone and going. Lua Lua is the only one left capable of getting me out of my seat, they say you only miss something when it's gone, well that something is Poyet, he put together a squad of entertaining flair, still at times the best football I have ever seen from a Brighton team. Will we ever see the like again?[/p][/quote]With you guys Far gull
  • Score: 15

7:30am Tue 12 Aug 14

namgo49 says...

Albion fan in London wrote:
He's off too then. Poor Kaz he must be feeling left out! Is there anyone else we can sell for a profit.

It's very clear we are a selling club. What's going to happen to all the academy talent nurtured in years to come I ask?
Playing for Lewes or Eastbourne I expect
[quote][p][bold]Albion fan in London[/bold] wrote: He's off too then. Poor Kaz he must be feeling left out! Is there anyone else we can sell for a profit. It's very clear we are a selling club. What's going to happen to all the academy talent nurtured in years to come I ask?[/p][/quote]Playing for Lewes or Eastbourne I expect namgo49
  • Score: 4

7:35am Tue 12 Aug 14

brianw52 says...

Sad to say, but he won't be a loss. He's just a shadow of the player he was when he signed for us.
Sad to say, but he won't be a loss. He's just a shadow of the player he was when he signed for us. brianw52
  • Score: 8

7:44am Tue 12 Aug 14

elljam says...

AlfieT wrote:
Jonathan Mouette wrote:
He may as well sit on the bench up there, no point in him keeping the bench warm here. We can always use the money to top up shareholder dividends and salary increases for the suits. If there's anything left over, it can be used to scour the Conference for potential DS players, the height of our current ambitions. What a shame...
I feel your frustration JM and sympathise, Noone, Vicente, Ulloa, Orlandi and now Buckley, our entertainers are all gone and going. Lua Lua is the only one left capable of getting me out of my seat, they say you only miss something when it's gone, well that something is Poyet, he put together a squad of entertaining flair, still at times the best football I have ever seen from a Brighton team. Will we ever see the like again?
That's a pretty good point. Under Poyet I looked forward to each game expecting some decent entertainment, with a minimum of 2/3 flair players in the line-up plus more on the bench & even if we hadn't won I felt we had been the better side more often than not. Our possession play had a purpose, whether it be to draw the opposition onto us to exploit the gaps they left or to wear them down with all of the chasing they were doing.
I couldn't quite see the game plan under Oscar where we passed for the sake of it at the back without any purpose & tempo, defended even deeper than under Poyet & generally failed to create many chances despite Oscar's claims otherwise.
It seems the apparent lack of tempo & pressing last season has seen us go for more high energy & a little less technical players which should definitely see the tempo increase from last season but as quoted by Alfie T where has the flair gone. We now have Ince, Stephens, Crofts, Toko, (plus possibly Clayton) who will all supply plenty of bite & effort in midfield, plus make us harder to play against. Then we have the two so called playmakers JFC (who I fear will never reach the required level for a promotion chasing club) & Fat Ken (who I fear will never lay off the cakes to reach that level).
That leaves us with Lua Lua, who seems our only real threat at present & March who has undoubted ability but needs to add more urgency/energy to his game.
On his day Buckley is our most potent weapon but those days are few & far between,plus on Saturday when he did come on I didn't see him take on one defender, instead always opting for a simple 10 yard pass which I could have made myself. Therefore if decent money is offered he may as well go.
Let's just hope that someone with "that little extra" is on the clubs radar to give us fans something to get excited about & bring back the entertainment sadly lacking last season & on Saturday.
[quote][p][bold]AlfieT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: He may as well sit on the bench up there, no point in him keeping the bench warm here. We can always use the money to top up shareholder dividends and salary increases for the suits. If there's anything left over, it can be used to scour the Conference for potential DS players, the height of our current ambitions. What a shame...[/p][/quote]I feel your frustration JM and sympathise, Noone, Vicente, Ulloa, Orlandi and now Buckley, our entertainers are all gone and going. Lua Lua is the only one left capable of getting me out of my seat, they say you only miss something when it's gone, well that something is Poyet, he put together a squad of entertaining flair, still at times the best football I have ever seen from a Brighton team. Will we ever see the like again?[/p][/quote]That's a pretty good point. Under Poyet I looked forward to each game expecting some decent entertainment, with a minimum of 2/3 flair players in the line-up plus more on the bench & even if we hadn't won I felt we had been the better side more often than not. Our possession play had a purpose, whether it be to draw the opposition onto us to exploit the gaps they left or to wear them down with all of the chasing they were doing. I couldn't quite see the game plan under Oscar where we passed for the sake of it at the back without any purpose & tempo, defended even deeper than under Poyet & generally failed to create many chances despite Oscar's claims otherwise. It seems the apparent lack of tempo & pressing last season has seen us go for more high energy & a little less technical players which should definitely see the tempo increase from last season but as quoted by Alfie T where has the flair gone. We now have Ince, Stephens, Crofts, Toko, (plus possibly Clayton) who will all supply plenty of bite & effort in midfield, plus make us harder to play against. Then we have the two so called playmakers JFC (who I fear will never reach the required level for a promotion chasing club) & Fat Ken (who I fear will never lay off the cakes to reach that level). That leaves us with Lua Lua, who seems our only real threat at present & March who has undoubted ability but needs to add more urgency/energy to his game. On his day Buckley is our most potent weapon but those days are few & far between,plus on Saturday when he did come on I didn't see him take on one defender, instead always opting for a simple 10 yard pass which I could have made myself. Therefore if decent money is offered he may as well go. Let's just hope that someone with "that little extra" is on the clubs radar to give us fans something to get excited about & bring back the entertainment sadly lacking last season & on Saturday. elljam
  • Score: 31

7:47am Tue 12 Aug 14

Sid East Brighton says...

brianw52 wrote:
Sad to say, but he won't be a loss. He's just a shadow of the player he was when he signed for us.
Agreed.
[quote][p][bold]brianw52[/bold] wrote: Sad to say, but he won't be a loss. He's just a shadow of the player he was when he signed for us.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Sid East Brighton
  • Score: 8

7:49am Tue 12 Aug 14

Jonathan Mouette says...

C'mon lads, let's put a positive slant on all this... In a very short time we could have the best DS team south of Crawley.
The future's bright - the future's Burke...! Oh blast - there goes that positive slant again.
C'mon lads, let's put a positive slant on all this... In a very short time we could have the best DS team south of Crawley. The future's bright - the future's Burke...! Oh blast - there goes that positive slant again. Jonathan Mouette
  • Score: -6

7:56am Tue 12 Aug 14

AlanDuffy says...

BREAKING NEWS........BRIGHTON SIGN PACY, INVENTIVE MIDFIELDER, EXPERIENCED LEFT BACK, AND CLINICAL FINISHER

Well, if the Argus can do it, so can I.
BREAKING NEWS........BRIGHTON SIGN PACY, INVENTIVE MIDFIELDER, EXPERIENCED LEFT BACK, AND CLINICAL FINISHER Well, if the Argus can do it, so can I. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 0

7:57am Tue 12 Aug 14

Jaguar_uk says...

AlanDuffy wrote:
BREAKING NEWS........BRIGHTON SIGN PACY, INVENTIVE MIDFIELDER, EXPERIENCED LEFT BACK, AND CLINICAL FINISHER

Well, if the Argus can do it, so can I.
There goes another pig flying by!!
[quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: BREAKING NEWS........BRIGHTON SIGN PACY, INVENTIVE MIDFIELDER, EXPERIENCED LEFT BACK, AND CLINICAL FINISHER Well, if the Argus can do it, so can I.[/p][/quote]There goes another pig flying by!! Jaguar_uk
  • Score: -1

8:16am Tue 12 Aug 14

Jonathan Mouette says...

A new era of frivolity is invading these threads. A psycho-analyst would have a field day and come up with some deep thought reason. We all know the truth - if you were to take the current situation seriously you could finish up alongside Robin Williams...
A new era of frivolity is invading these threads. A psycho-analyst would have a field day and come up with some deep thought reason. We all know the truth - if you were to take the current situation seriously you could finish up alongside Robin Williams... Jonathan Mouette
  • Score: -10

8:35am Tue 12 Aug 14

Ontheline says...

brianw52 wrote:
Sad to say, but he won't be a loss. He's just a shadow of the player he was when he signed for us.
Rubbish, try looking back on his contribution since joining, trouble is the bar was set so high initially that too much was expected of him. When he plays he does what he should, can't be blamed if the strikers don't deliver from the crosses he provides! Give the lad a break, I for one will be sorry to see him go, UTA
[quote][p][bold]brianw52[/bold] wrote: Sad to say, but he won't be a loss. He's just a shadow of the player he was when he signed for us.[/p][/quote]Rubbish, try looking back on his contribution since joining, trouble is the bar was set so high initially that too much was expected of him. When he plays he does what he should, can't be blamed if the strikers don't deliver from the crosses he provides! Give the lad a break, I for one will be sorry to see him go, UTA Ontheline
  • Score: 2

9:14am Tue 12 Aug 14

Havok82 says...

I have to say I've been positive most of preseason but I have to say at the moment I'm worried about the lack of signings. I feel sorry for Sami and I really hope people don't jump on his back. I don't think Bloom is to blame directly but I do think he's put too much trust in Burke.
I have to say I've been positive most of preseason but I have to say at the moment I'm worried about the lack of signings. I feel sorry for Sami and I really hope people don't jump on his back. I don't think Bloom is to blame directly but I do think he's put too much trust in Burke. Havok82
  • Score: 10

9:36am Tue 12 Aug 14

pte says...

well its nice to see a club (Sunderland) back their manager in his choice of players
well its nice to see a club (Sunderland) back their manager in his choice of players pte
  • Score: 4

10:41am Tue 12 Aug 14

Seagulls Flying says...

albionbloke wrote:
Bleed Sunderland for as much as they can get and say goodbye. He's seen his better days with us. Can never see him being the star he was, he just doesn't seem to have the heart any more. And let's face it, he is a major sick-note. Yep, take the money......but its anyone's guess what they'll do with it. I certainly don't expect them to reinvest in a replacement, if the last few months is anything to go on.
When he was here, Poyet was claiming he was worth £15m !! Should get £3-4m minimum (although personally I'd rather he stayed and played).
[quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: Bleed Sunderland for as much as they can get and say goodbye. He's seen his better days with us. Can never see him being the star he was, he just doesn't seem to have the heart any more. And let's face it, he is a major sick-note. Yep, take the money......but its anyone's guess what they'll do with it. I certainly don't expect them to reinvest in a replacement, if the last few months is anything to go on.[/p][/quote]When he was here, Poyet was claiming he was worth £15m !! Should get £3-4m minimum (although personally I'd rather he stayed and played). Seagulls Flying
  • Score: 2

10:47am Tue 12 Aug 14

maakene says...

You would like the recipe of how to dismantle a football team? Please give us a call!
You would like the recipe of how to dismantle a football team? Please give us a call! maakene
  • Score: -1

10:52am Tue 12 Aug 14

Chi Gull says...

Albion fan in London wrote:
He's off too then. Poor Kaz he must be feeling left out! Is there anyone else we can sell for a profit.

It's very clear we are a selling club. What's going to happen to all the academy talent nurtured in years to come I ask?
Depressing though it is - every club, other than the top 6 or so Premier League clubs, is a selling club. It's how the game works these days. Just look at Southampton. Newish ground like us - top academy - good fan base - and they survive by selling their top players. Everyone does it and we are no different.

IF we get in two or three really good players, including a couple of flair players, just see how the mood changes on here. At the moment it seems a very big IF but I'm waiting until the window closes. Buckley for Connor Wickham anyone ?
[quote][p][bold]Albion fan in London[/bold] wrote: He's off too then. Poor Kaz he must be feeling left out! Is there anyone else we can sell for a profit. It's very clear we are a selling club. What's going to happen to all the academy talent nurtured in years to come I ask?[/p][/quote]Depressing though it is - every club, other than the top 6 or so Premier League clubs, is a selling club. It's how the game works these days. Just look at Southampton. Newish ground like us - top academy - good fan base - and they survive by selling their top players. Everyone does it and we are no different. IF we get in two or three really good players, including a couple of flair players, just see how the mood changes on here. At the moment it seems a very big IF but I'm waiting until the window closes. Buckley for Connor Wickham anyone ? Chi Gull
  • Score: 6

10:55am Tue 12 Aug 14

johnboy144 says...

AlfieT wrote:
Jonathan Mouette wrote:
He may as well sit on the bench up there, no point in him keeping the bench warm here. We can always use the money to top up shareholder dividends and salary increases for the suits. If there's anything left over, it can be used to scour the Conference for potential DS players, the height of our current ambitions. What a shame...
I feel your frustration JM and sympathise, Noone, Vicente, Ulloa, Orlandi and now Buckley, our entertainers are all gone and going. Lua Lua is the only one left capable of getting me out of my seat, they say you only miss something when it's gone, well that something is Poyet, he put together a squad of entertaining flair, still at times the best football I have ever seen from a Brighton team. Will we ever see the like again?
Totally agree with you. I know there are a few who are anti-Poyet, but I think it could be a long time before I see a better manager than him at the Albion. Great signings, fantastic football, revamped the club from top to bottom and transformed our identity. Seemed him and Bloom were the dream team. Don't think we'll ever truly know what went wrong. Still hopefully Sami will get the best out of the boys we have left and we'll start to see some signs of progression as the season goes on.
[quote][p][bold]AlfieT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: He may as well sit on the bench up there, no point in him keeping the bench warm here. We can always use the money to top up shareholder dividends and salary increases for the suits. If there's anything left over, it can be used to scour the Conference for potential DS players, the height of our current ambitions. What a shame...[/p][/quote]I feel your frustration JM and sympathise, Noone, Vicente, Ulloa, Orlandi and now Buckley, our entertainers are all gone and going. Lua Lua is the only one left capable of getting me out of my seat, they say you only miss something when it's gone, well that something is Poyet, he put together a squad of entertaining flair, still at times the best football I have ever seen from a Brighton team. Will we ever see the like again?[/p][/quote]Totally agree with you. I know there are a few who are anti-Poyet, but I think it could be a long time before I see a better manager than him at the Albion. Great signings, fantastic football, revamped the club from top to bottom and transformed our identity. Seemed him and Bloom were the dream team. Don't think we'll ever truly know what went wrong. Still hopefully Sami will get the best out of the boys we have left and we'll start to see some signs of progression as the season goes on. johnboy144
  • Score: 8

11:11am Tue 12 Aug 14

Brucie Forsythe says...

Now need some news on new players coming in. 5 at least. One ball winner, flair midfielder, centre forward, left back and centre half. Proven championship players. They are out there, just need to go and find them. When i see other clubs doing good business you have to wonder what the hell the scouting network here is doing. I think its at a point now where relegation fight is now on if we dont spend 3 million on players ! Its about staying in this divsion. Get relegated and we will be looking to buy players from lower leagues. Lower crowds, less revenue from TV, les pies and beer being old. You need to invest to be succesfull !!! It applies to any business ! Yes we have the infrastructure and management structure in place but at the moment we dont have the players on the pitch to get us to the promised land.
Now need some news on new players coming in. 5 at least. One ball winner, flair midfielder, centre forward, left back and centre half. Proven championship players. They are out there, just need to go and find them. When i see other clubs doing good business you have to wonder what the hell the scouting network here is doing. I think its at a point now where relegation fight is now on if we dont spend 3 million on players ! Its about staying in this divsion. Get relegated and we will be looking to buy players from lower leagues. Lower crowds, less revenue from TV, les pies and beer being old. You need to invest to be succesfull !!! It applies to any business ! Yes we have the infrastructure and management structure in place but at the moment we dont have the players on the pitch to get us to the promised land. Brucie Forsythe
  • Score: 4

11:38am Tue 12 Aug 14

pjwilk says...

So Sami preferred Shamir in the starting line up to Buckley,is he real,has he already lost the plot.What with his selection and his formation,not looking good.
So Sami preferred Shamir in the starting line up to Buckley,is he real,has he already lost the plot.What with his selection and his formation,not looking good. pjwilk
  • Score: 0

11:57am Tue 12 Aug 14

Piglet1 says...

pjwilk wrote:
So Sami preferred Shamir in the starting line up to Buckley,is he real,has he already lost the plot.What with his selection and his formation,not looking good.
I think you need to read between the lines. Sami had to say that, Buckley is likely to go and he knows it.
I thought the formation was fine, quicker football it was just we lacked two or three players who were not up to the job; JFC, Fenelon and Adgustein on the day. Get some good replacements and it may all change quite quickly.
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: So Sami preferred Shamir in the starting line up to Buckley,is he real,has he already lost the plot.What with his selection and his formation,not looking good.[/p][/quote]I think you need to read between the lines. Sami had to say that, Buckley is likely to go and he knows it. I thought the formation was fine, quicker football it was just we lacked two or three players who were not up to the job; JFC, Fenelon and Adgustein on the day. Get some good replacements and it may all change quite quickly. Piglet1
  • Score: 1

12:10pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

Jaguar_uk wrote:
Wasn't that long ago when everybody was saying how eagerly players would come to the Albion with the awesome new stadium and the second to none training facility, what went wrong?
The answer;- Burke and Barber are here!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Jaguar_uk[/bold] wrote: Wasn't that long ago when everybody was saying how eagerly players would come to the Albion with the awesome new stadium and the second to none training facility, what went wrong?[/p][/quote]The answer;- Burke and Barber are here!!!! Tony the tiger eastbourne
  • Score: 0

12:19pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Crucial Point says...

I fear that the club's ambition has gone down the drain. Good players don't want to move here any more... Sad days.
I fear that the club's ambition has gone down the drain. Good players don't want to move here any more... Sad days. Crucial Point
  • Score: -4

12:43pm Tue 12 Aug 14

tinker111 says...

twonk wrote:
I'll drive him if it helps.
Well said and il pay for the petrol
[quote][p][bold]twonk[/bold] wrote: I'll drive him if it helps.[/p][/quote]Well said and il pay for the petrol tinker111
  • Score: -5

12:56pm Tue 12 Aug 14

tinker111 says...

AlanDuffy wrote:
Might as well sell him, he's the only premiership quality player we have left.
Not prem quality and think GREAT GUS IS HAVING A TIT for TAT MOMENT WITH CLUB FOR THE DISGRACEFUL WAY THEY TREARED HIM cant think that they would want a "HAMMY" PLAYER SORRY ALL THINK WE ARE STUCK WITH HIM SADLY ( HOPE I AM WRONG)
[quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: Might as well sell him, he's the only premiership quality player we have left.[/p][/quote]Not prem quality and think GREAT GUS IS HAVING A TIT for TAT MOMENT WITH CLUB FOR THE DISGRACEFUL WAY THEY TREARED HIM cant think that they would want a "HAMMY" PLAYER SORRY ALL THINK WE ARE STUCK WITH HIM SADLY ( HOPE I AM WRONG) tinker111
  • Score: -8

1:03pm Tue 12 Aug 14

cullipmyhero says...

Great...another player we won't replace with similar quality...Probably end up calling up Monokana....
Great...another player we won't replace with similar quality...Probably end up calling up Monokana.... cullipmyhero
  • Score: 2

1:28pm Tue 12 Aug 14

9 of us says...

We all have a choice to go to games or not.
If you are not happy then do not go. Expressing your comments on this site achieves little at all.
No suit wishes to see an empty staduim so hit them where it hurts.
It's a hobby and nothing more, but I love it and will never let it become more than that.
36 years now since my 1st game and Hoping for many more.
Come on Brighton!
We all have a choice to go to games or not. If you are not happy then do not go. Expressing your comments on this site achieves little at all. No suit wishes to see an empty staduim so hit them where it hurts. It's a hobby and nothing more, but I love it and will never let it become more than that. 36 years now since my 1st game and Hoping for many more. Come on Brighton! 9 of us
  • Score: -8

2:26pm Tue 12 Aug 14

sussexram40 says...

This explains why Fenelon started and Buckley didnt on Saturday.
Buckley's going it seems and Hyypia knows that, just a case of doing a good deal with the Black Cats.
Player after player leaving - and only a few journeymen replacements being brought in.
Unless there are several important signings before the end of the month then we must be relegation contenders.
This explains why Fenelon started and Buckley didnt on Saturday. Buckley's going it seems and Hyypia knows that, just a case of doing a good deal with the Black Cats. Player after player leaving - and only a few journeymen replacements being brought in. Unless there are several important signings before the end of the month then we must be relegation contenders. sussexram40
  • Score: -4

5:26pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Ontheline says...

tinker111 wrote:
AlanDuffy wrote:
Might as well sell him, he's the only premiership quality player we have left.
Not prem quality and think GREAT GUS IS HAVING A TIT for TAT MOMENT WITH CLUB FOR THE DISGRACEFUL WAY THEY TREARED HIM cant think that they would want a "HAMMY" PLAYER SORRY ALL THINK WE ARE STUCK WITH HIM SADLY ( HOPE I AM WRONG)
Really ????????
[quote][p][bold]tinker111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: Might as well sell him, he's the only premiership quality player we have left.[/p][/quote]Not prem quality and think GREAT GUS IS HAVING A TIT for TAT MOMENT WITH CLUB FOR THE DISGRACEFUL WAY THEY TREARED HIM cant think that they would want a "HAMMY" PLAYER SORRY ALL THINK WE ARE STUCK WITH HIM SADLY ( HOPE I AM WRONG)[/p][/quote]Really ???????? Ontheline
  • Score: 0

5:26pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Ontheline says...

tinker111 wrote:
AlanDuffy wrote:
Might as well sell him, he's the only premiership quality player we have left.
Not prem quality and think GREAT GUS IS HAVING A TIT for TAT MOMENT WITH CLUB FOR THE DISGRACEFUL WAY THEY TREARED HIM cant think that they would want a "HAMMY" PLAYER SORRY ALL THINK WE ARE STUCK WITH HIM SADLY ( HOPE I AM WRONG)
Really ????????
[quote][p][bold]tinker111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: Might as well sell him, he's the only premiership quality player we have left.[/p][/quote]Not prem quality and think GREAT GUS IS HAVING A TIT for TAT MOMENT WITH CLUB FOR THE DISGRACEFUL WAY THEY TREARED HIM cant think that they would want a "HAMMY" PLAYER SORRY ALL THINK WE ARE STUCK WITH HIM SADLY ( HOPE I AM WRONG)[/p][/quote]Really ???????? Ontheline
  • Score: 0

5:35pm Tue 12 Aug 14

ballantrrae says...

Havok82 wrote:
I have to say I've been positive most of preseason but I have to say at the moment I'm worried about the lack of signings. I feel sorry for Sami and I really hope people don't jump on his back. I don't think Bloom is to blame directly but I do think he's put too much trust in Burke.
As I have posted before I hope TB's faith in Burke proves justified.
Burke clearly has some skills witness the fact that he helped the club get Category 1 status for the new Training/Academy facility although the credit for the facility is many Martin Perry's. However completing signings of new players doesn't appear to be one of his strengths.
Barber (who is responsible I gather for departures) on the other hand seems to get top dollar when we sell.
Fines crossed for tonight's game UTA
[quote][p][bold]Havok82[/bold] wrote: I have to say I've been positive most of preseason but I have to say at the moment I'm worried about the lack of signings. I feel sorry for Sami and I really hope people don't jump on his back. I don't think Bloom is to blame directly but I do think he's put too much trust in Burke.[/p][/quote]As I have posted before I hope TB's faith in Burke proves justified. Burke clearly has some skills witness the fact that he helped the club get Category 1 status for the new Training/Academy facility although the credit for the facility is many Martin Perry's. However completing signings of new players doesn't appear to be one of his strengths. Barber (who is responsible I gather for departures) on the other hand seems to get top dollar when we sell. Fines crossed for tonight's game UTA ballantrrae
  • Score: 2

6:29pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Jimmy Langley says...

johnboy144 wrote:
AlfieT wrote:
Jonathan Mouette wrote:
He may as well sit on the bench up there, no point in him keeping the bench warm here. We can always use the money to top up shareholder dividends and salary increases for the suits. If there's anything left over, it can be used to scour the Conference for potential DS players, the height of our current ambitions. What a shame...
I feel your frustration JM and sympathise, Noone, Vicente, Ulloa, Orlandi and now Buckley, our entertainers are all gone and going. Lua Lua is the only one left capable of getting me out of my seat, they say you only miss something when it's gone, well that something is Poyet, he put together a squad of entertaining flair, still at times the best football I have ever seen from a Brighton team. Will we ever see the like again?
Totally agree with you. I know there are a few who are anti-Poyet, but I think it could be a long time before I see a better manager than him at the Albion. Great signings, fantastic football, revamped the club from top to bottom and transformed our identity. Seemed him and Bloom were the dream team. Don't think we'll ever truly know what went wrong. Still hopefully Sami will get the best out of the boys we have left and we'll start to see some signs of progression as the season goes on.
What went wrong? Gus' ambition outgrew Bloom's bank balance.
[quote][p][bold]johnboy144[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AlfieT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: He may as well sit on the bench up there, no point in him keeping the bench warm here. We can always use the money to top up shareholder dividends and salary increases for the suits. If there's anything left over, it can be used to scour the Conference for potential DS players, the height of our current ambitions. What a shame...[/p][/quote]I feel your frustration JM and sympathise, Noone, Vicente, Ulloa, Orlandi and now Buckley, our entertainers are all gone and going. Lua Lua is the only one left capable of getting me out of my seat, they say you only miss something when it's gone, well that something is Poyet, he put together a squad of entertaining flair, still at times the best football I have ever seen from a Brighton team. Will we ever see the like again?[/p][/quote]Totally agree with you. I know there are a few who are anti-Poyet, but I think it could be a long time before I see a better manager than him at the Albion. Great signings, fantastic football, revamped the club from top to bottom and transformed our identity. Seemed him and Bloom were the dream team. Don't think we'll ever truly know what went wrong. Still hopefully Sami will get the best out of the boys we have left and we'll start to see some signs of progression as the season goes on.[/p][/quote]What went wrong? Gus' ambition outgrew Bloom's bank balance. Jimmy Langley
  • Score: 2

6:47pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Jaguar_uk says...

9 of us wrote:
We all have a choice to go to games or not.
If you are not happy then do not go. Expressing your comments on this site achieves little at all.
No suit wishes to see an empty staduim so hit them where it hurts.
It's a hobby and nothing more, but I love it and will never let it become more than that.
36 years now since my 1st game and Hoping for many more.
Come on Brighton!
I disagree, I'm sure that the powers that be aren't entirely isolated from the views of the average fan.
I had the courage of my convictions and cancelled my season ticket at the end of last season as I guessed that if Burke was still in charge of recruitment then we were always going to struggle this season.
Yes, I'm going to miss it big time but I can't stand by and see the team being dismantled without registering my point of view.
TB says we will be happy with the team by the end of the window,I really hope that is the case, but as long as Burke is still here then I have no reason to be optimistic.
[quote][p][bold]9 of us[/bold] wrote: We all have a choice to go to games or not. If you are not happy then do not go. Expressing your comments on this site achieves little at all. No suit wishes to see an empty staduim so hit them where it hurts. It's a hobby and nothing more, but I love it and will never let it become more than that. 36 years now since my 1st game and Hoping for many more. Come on Brighton![/p][/quote]I disagree, I'm sure that the powers that be aren't entirely isolated from the views of the average fan. I had the courage of my convictions and cancelled my season ticket at the end of last season as I guessed that if Burke was still in charge of recruitment then we were always going to struggle this season. Yes, I'm going to miss it big time but I can't stand by and see the team being dismantled without registering my point of view. TB says we will be happy with the team by the end of the window,I really hope that is the case, but as long as Burke is still here then I have no reason to be optimistic. Jaguar_uk
  • Score: 1

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