Ward saga rumbles on for Albion

Stephen Ward

Stephen Ward

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

ALBION'S bid to solve their left-back headache by bringing Stephen Ward back to the Amex from Wolverhampton Wanderers is rumbling on.

The Seagulls held talks with Wolves last week but failed to reach an agreement, The Argus can reveal.

Ward has been Albion's first choice all summer after his successful loan spell last season.

A deal remains possible for the Republic of Ireland international before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

The sticking point is the overall financial package. Albion are reluctant to fork out a combination of the six-figure fee Wolves are demanding as well as Ward's £13,000-a-week wages after paying £10,000-a-week during his loan stint.

In the meantime they continue to be linked with other left-backs.

Liverpool's Jack Robinson has been mentioned and Lee Wallace of Glasgow Rangers is the latest name in the frame, according to reports in Scotland.

Both Rangers manager Ally McCoist and the player's representative are, however, said to be unaware of a reported offer from Albion for Wallace, who attracted interest in January from Championship rivals Nottingham Forest.

Youngster Adam Chicksen played at left-back in the Capital One Cup against Cheltenham at the Amex last night.

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5:46am Wed 13 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

He is not signing then forget about him move on!!
Up the Albion!!
He is not signing then forget about him move on!! Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 6

6:10am Wed 13 Aug 14

arc12 says...

Wait till next season then sign him for nothing!
Wait till next season then sign him for nothing! arc12
  • Score: 3

7:42am Wed 13 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Just pay it and get him, its not like we're short of money, or get someone else.
Just pay it and get him, its not like we're short of money, or get someone else. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: 4

7:54am Wed 13 Aug 14

Fozzyboy says...

I cannot believe we are messing about over £100,000 & £13,000 per week. Surely a decent championship left back would cost at least £500,000+ with wage demands of over £13,000 pw. Ward could have been a bargain & he proved himself last season. What is going on at the moment??
I cannot believe we are messing about over £100,000 & £13,000 per week. Surely a decent championship left back would cost at least £500,000+ with wage demands of over £13,000 pw. Ward could have been a bargain & he proved himself last season. What is going on at the moment?? Fozzyboy
  • Score: 24

8:11am Wed 13 Aug 14

Kit Napier's Beard says...

Fozzyboy wrote:
I cannot believe we are messing about over £100,000 & £13,000 per week. Surely a decent championship left back would cost at least £500,000+ with wage demands of over £13,000 pw. Ward could have been a bargain & he proved himself last season. What is going on at the moment??
A proven quality player last year and we need a left back NOW. Stop messing about Mr Burke and get him back in time for Saturday's game.
[quote][p][bold]Fozzyboy[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe we are messing about over £100,000 & £13,000 per week. Surely a decent championship left back would cost at least £500,000+ with wage demands of over £13,000 pw. Ward could have been a bargain & he proved himself last season. What is going on at the moment??[/p][/quote]A proven quality player last year and we need a left back NOW. Stop messing about Mr Burke and get him back in time for Saturday's game. Kit Napier's Beard
  • Score: 21

8:15am Wed 13 Aug 14

Guernsey gull says...

It appears to be a shambles, I cannot believe how weak our team is now, compared to the Gus days , or even last season, under Oscar.
Now Will is on the way out, maybe that's best for him and us at the moment because players do move on, but we don't replace anybody, only TK.
We are now searching for bottom basement players ,that won't get you on the edge of your seat, they are more likely not to get you in it at all ! !
Never felt so unexcited pre season before.
It appears to be a shambles, I cannot believe how weak our team is now, compared to the Gus days , or even last season, under Oscar. Now Will is on the way out, maybe that's best for him and us at the moment because players do move on, but we don't replace anybody, only TK. We are now searching for bottom basement players ,that won't get you on the edge of your seat, they are more likely not to get you in it at all ! ! Never felt so unexcited pre season before. Guernsey gull
  • Score: 30

8:40am Wed 13 Aug 14

Bucket feet Duffy says...

This is some contrast after the last three seasons, maybe in reality TB would like to start again with a league one winning position keeping wages well in check?
This is some contrast after the last three seasons, maybe in reality TB would like to start again with a league one winning position keeping wages well in check? Bucket feet Duffy
  • Score: 3

8:45am Wed 13 Aug 14

rackhamlouis says...

Not to mention the simple fact that we have already saved 10 x £10k (100k) by allowing this saga to continue. Surely even Burke can see that we have now saved the transfer fee that Wolves are after? I think more of the problem could be that Ward will not fit our new style of play …. If we are really going to play with no wingers we need two full backs who are attack minded and Ward although solid in this aspect last season doesn’t totally fit the requirements.
Not to mention the simple fact that we have already saved 10 x £10k (100k) by allowing this saga to continue. Surely even Burke can see that we have now saved the transfer fee that Wolves are after? I think more of the problem could be that Ward will not fit our new style of play …. If we are really going to play with no wingers we need two full backs who are attack minded and Ward although solid in this aspect last season doesn’t totally fit the requirements. rackhamlouis
  • Score: 8

8:50am Wed 13 Aug 14

spaintospain says...

What is going on down here we are in a right mess
What is going on down here we are in a right mess spaintospain
  • Score: 17

8:55am Wed 13 Aug 14

Max Ripple says...

I cannot believe that a footballer who (presumably) wants to play football - after all it's supposed to be what he does for a living - is not prepared to come to a club who obviously want him and take a small pay cut of £3k a week. The trouble now is that the morale in the squad, club and fans is now so low that any player looking in from the outside is going to think "go there? Not me!"
Can someone tell me if the Solly March rumours are true?
I cannot believe that a footballer who (presumably) wants to play football - after all it's supposed to be what he does for a living - is not prepared to come to a club who obviously want him and take a small pay cut of £3k a week. The trouble now is that the morale in the squad, club and fans is now so low that any player looking in from the outside is going to think "go there? Not me!" Can someone tell me if the Solly March rumours are true? Max Ripple
  • Score: 4

9:08am Wed 13 Aug 14

AlanDuffy says...

Obviously we are not the only ones who think his/his agents'/his clubs' demands are unreasonable otherwise I can't help thinking someone else would have snapped him up. So what's out back-up position?
Obviously we are not the only ones who think his/his agents'/his clubs' demands are unreasonable otherwise I can't help thinking someone else would have snapped him up. So what's out back-up position? AlanDuffy
  • Score: 7

9:14am Wed 13 Aug 14

stevebh says...

Max Ripple wrote:
I cannot believe that a footballer who (presumably) wants to play football - after all it's supposed to be what he does for a living - is not prepared to come to a club who obviously want him and take a small pay cut of £3k a week. The trouble now is that the morale in the squad, club and fans is now so low that any player looking in from the outside is going to think "go there? Not me!"
Can someone tell me if the Solly March rumours are true?
What's the rumour?
Surely not Sunderland??
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe that a footballer who (presumably) wants to play football - after all it's supposed to be what he does for a living - is not prepared to come to a club who obviously want him and take a small pay cut of £3k a week. The trouble now is that the morale in the squad, club and fans is now so low that any player looking in from the outside is going to think "go there? Not me!" Can someone tell me if the Solly March rumours are true?[/p][/quote]What's the rumour? Surely not Sunderland?? stevebh
  • Score: 4

9:42am Wed 13 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

I am all for running a club/business under strict finances, but we are not talking about a lot of money here--36,000 a year to meet his wage demands--IF and IF that IS what is the stumbling block. BHA these days are like the MI5--you cannot get a peep out of them and whilst it is like this with NO transfer action IN then it is natural for fans to think ´there is something going on´ that is not good. It is unbelievable that teams like Crawley, Blackpool, Burnley and many others seem to be able to attract players to their clubs and don´t tell me that SOME of those players would not have been suitable to play for Brighton. As has been said many times before IMO there is something fundamentally wrong that players do not want to play for BHA where we have Premiership Class facilities---it is just that the players we have or look like having are certainly not Premiership quality. It is my belief that Bloom is phobic about FFP and is hording the millions we have from all the players sold---and someone will calculate how much we have made--even from Elliott Bennett days--PLUS all the wages saved from those players not replaced. It seems inconceivable that we have only replaced 4 players--one of which is the goalie which was an absolute necessity. IMO it looks like with the transfer end fast approaching we will only have the dregs of players available to choose from and we will end up having to make do---and then perhaps having to look for another manager---so much expectation and such little deliverance--and Hypia will soon think that as well if some backsides are not kicked.
I am all for running a club/business under strict finances, but we are not talking about a lot of money here--36,000 a year to meet his wage demands--IF and IF that IS what is the stumbling block. BHA these days are like the MI5--you cannot get a peep out of them and whilst it is like this with NO transfer action IN then it is natural for fans to think ´there is something going on´ that is not good. It is unbelievable that teams like Crawley, Blackpool, Burnley and many others seem to be able to attract players to their clubs and don´t tell me that SOME of those players would not have been suitable to play for Brighton. As has been said many times before IMO there is something fundamentally wrong that players do not want to play for BHA where we have Premiership Class facilities---it is just that the players we have or look like having are certainly not Premiership quality. It is my belief that Bloom is phobic about FFP and is hording the millions we have from all the players sold---and someone will calculate how much we have made--even from Elliott Bennett days--PLUS all the wages saved from those players not replaced. It seems inconceivable that we have only replaced 4 players--one of which is the goalie which was an absolute necessity. IMO it looks like with the transfer end fast approaching we will only have the dregs of players available to choose from and we will end up having to make do---and then perhaps having to look for another manager---so much expectation and such little deliverance--and Hypia will soon think that as well if some backsides are not kicked. mikeygit
  • Score: 9

9:48am Wed 13 Aug 14

Max Ripple says...

stevebh wrote:
Max Ripple wrote:
I cannot believe that a footballer who (presumably) wants to play football - after all it's supposed to be what he does for a living - is not prepared to come to a club who obviously want him and take a small pay cut of £3k a week. The trouble now is that the morale in the squad, club and fans is now so low that any player looking in from the outside is going to think "go there? Not me!"
Can someone tell me if the Solly March rumours are true?
What's the rumour?
Surely not Sunderland??
No it is Southampton, apparently. I pray to God it's not true.
[quote][p][bold]stevebh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe that a footballer who (presumably) wants to play football - after all it's supposed to be what he does for a living - is not prepared to come to a club who obviously want him and take a small pay cut of £3k a week. The trouble now is that the morale in the squad, club and fans is now so low that any player looking in from the outside is going to think "go there? Not me!" Can someone tell me if the Solly March rumours are true?[/p][/quote]What's the rumour? Surely not Sunderland??[/p][/quote]No it is Southampton, apparently. I pray to God it's not true. Max Ripple
  • Score: 6

9:50am Wed 13 Aug 14

Max Ripple says...

mikeygit wrote:
I am all for running a club/business under strict finances, but we are not talking about a lot of money here--36,000 a year to meet his wage demands--IF and IF that IS what is the stumbling block. BHA these days are like the MI5--you cannot get a peep out of them and whilst it is like this with NO transfer action IN then it is natural for fans to think ´there is something going on´ that is not good. It is unbelievable that teams like Crawley, Blackpool, Burnley and many others seem to be able to attract players to their clubs and don´t tell me that SOME of those players would not have been suitable to play for Brighton. As has been said many times before IMO there is something fundamentally wrong that players do not want to play for BHA where we have Premiership Class facilities---it is just that the players we have or look like having are certainly not Premiership quality. It is my belief that Bloom is phobic about FFP and is hording the millions we have from all the players sold---and someone will calculate how much we have made--even from Elliott Bennett days--PLUS all the wages saved from those players not replaced. It seems inconceivable that we have only replaced 4 players--one of which is the goalie which was an absolute necessity. IMO it looks like with the transfer end fast approaching we will only have the dregs of players available to choose from and we will end up having to make do---and then perhaps having to look for another manager---so much expectation and such little deliverance--and Hypia will soon think that as well if some backsides are not kicked.
Hi Mikey. Not sure where you get the £36,000 from - surely £3k a week over 52 weeks is an extra £156,000 a year. That's top bunce to me!
I agree with the rest of your post.
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: I am all for running a club/business under strict finances, but we are not talking about a lot of money here--36,000 a year to meet his wage demands--IF and IF that IS what is the stumbling block. BHA these days are like the MI5--you cannot get a peep out of them and whilst it is like this with NO transfer action IN then it is natural for fans to think ´there is something going on´ that is not good. It is unbelievable that teams like Crawley, Blackpool, Burnley and many others seem to be able to attract players to their clubs and don´t tell me that SOME of those players would not have been suitable to play for Brighton. As has been said many times before IMO there is something fundamentally wrong that players do not want to play for BHA where we have Premiership Class facilities---it is just that the players we have or look like having are certainly not Premiership quality. It is my belief that Bloom is phobic about FFP and is hording the millions we have from all the players sold---and someone will calculate how much we have made--even from Elliott Bennett days--PLUS all the wages saved from those players not replaced. It seems inconceivable that we have only replaced 4 players--one of which is the goalie which was an absolute necessity. IMO it looks like with the transfer end fast approaching we will only have the dregs of players available to choose from and we will end up having to make do---and then perhaps having to look for another manager---so much expectation and such little deliverance--and Hypia will soon think that as well if some backsides are not kicked.[/p][/quote]Hi Mikey. Not sure where you get the £36,000 from - surely £3k a week over 52 weeks is an extra £156,000 a year. That's top bunce to me! I agree with the rest of your post. Max Ripple
  • Score: 4

9:53am Wed 13 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

According to SKY SPORT Billy Sharp on his way to LEEDS--another slips the net.

MAX---OOPS--you are quite right---I was always paid monthly!!! But even so at that extra cost going to take some time to eat into the millions we are supposed to have??
According to SKY SPORT Billy Sharp on his way to LEEDS--another slips the net. MAX---OOPS--you are quite right---I was always paid monthly!!! But even so at that extra cost going to take some time to eat into the millions we are supposed to have?? mikeygit
  • Score: 1

9:54am Wed 13 Aug 14

gilbertthecat says...

mikeygit wrote:
I am all for running a club/business under strict finances, but we are not talking about a lot of money here--36,000 a year to meet his wage demands--IF and IF that IS what is the stumbling block. BHA these days are like the MI5--you cannot get a peep out of them and whilst it is like this with NO transfer action IN then it is natural for fans to think ´there is something going on´ that is not good. It is unbelievable that teams like Crawley, Blackpool, Burnley and many others seem to be able to attract players to their clubs and don´t tell me that SOME of those players would not have been suitable to play for Brighton. As has been said many times before IMO there is something fundamentally wrong that players do not want to play for BHA where we have Premiership Class facilities---it is just that the players we have or look like having are certainly not Premiership quality. It is my belief that Bloom is phobic about FFP and is hording the millions we have from all the players sold---and someone will calculate how much we have made--even from Elliott Bennett days--PLUS all the wages saved from those players not replaced. It seems inconceivable that we have only replaced 4 players--one of which is the goalie which was an absolute necessity. IMO it looks like with the transfer end fast approaching we will only have the dregs of players available to choose from and we will end up having to make do---and then perhaps having to look for another manager---so much expectation and such little deliverance--and Hypia will soon think that as well if some backsides are not kicked.
Where do you get £36k from? 52 weeks at £3k/wk = £156k. Per annum £676k down to £520k, if we believe the figures that have been quoted all over the place. For SW that's a big paycut. I'm not saying it should be too much for the club. SW would probably want a 2 year deal as well though and then he starts to look expensive in bean counting land.
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: I am all for running a club/business under strict finances, but we are not talking about a lot of money here--36,000 a year to meet his wage demands--IF and IF that IS what is the stumbling block. BHA these days are like the MI5--you cannot get a peep out of them and whilst it is like this with NO transfer action IN then it is natural for fans to think ´there is something going on´ that is not good. It is unbelievable that teams like Crawley, Blackpool, Burnley and many others seem to be able to attract players to their clubs and don´t tell me that SOME of those players would not have been suitable to play for Brighton. As has been said many times before IMO there is something fundamentally wrong that players do not want to play for BHA where we have Premiership Class facilities---it is just that the players we have or look like having are certainly not Premiership quality. It is my belief that Bloom is phobic about FFP and is hording the millions we have from all the players sold---and someone will calculate how much we have made--even from Elliott Bennett days--PLUS all the wages saved from those players not replaced. It seems inconceivable that we have only replaced 4 players--one of which is the goalie which was an absolute necessity. IMO it looks like with the transfer end fast approaching we will only have the dregs of players available to choose from and we will end up having to make do---and then perhaps having to look for another manager---so much expectation and such little deliverance--and Hypia will soon think that as well if some backsides are not kicked.[/p][/quote]Where do you get £36k from? 52 weeks at £3k/wk = £156k. Per annum £676k down to £520k, if we believe the figures that have been quoted all over the place. For SW that's a big paycut. I'm not saying it should be too much for the club. SW would probably want a 2 year deal as well though and then he starts to look expensive in bean counting land. gilbertthecat
  • Score: 2

10:05am Wed 13 Aug 14

Mossie707 says...

Max Ripple wrote:
I cannot believe that a footballer who (presumably) wants to play football - after all it's supposed to be what he does for a living - is not prepared to come to a club who obviously want him and take a small pay cut of £3k a week. The trouble now is that the morale in the squad, club and fans is now so low that any player looking in from the outside is going to think "go there? Not me!"
Can someone tell me if the Solly March rumours are true?
If they are true then it begs the question what of the academy? Is it a cash generator or designed for the premiership future of our club?
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe that a footballer who (presumably) wants to play football - after all it's supposed to be what he does for a living - is not prepared to come to a club who obviously want him and take a small pay cut of £3k a week. The trouble now is that the morale in the squad, club and fans is now so low that any player looking in from the outside is going to think "go there? Not me!" Can someone tell me if the Solly March rumours are true?[/p][/quote]If they are true then it begs the question what of the academy? Is it a cash generator or designed for the premiership future of our club? Mossie707
  • Score: 1

10:23am Wed 13 Aug 14

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

Fozzyboy wrote:
I cannot believe we are messing about over £100,000 & £13,000 per week. Surely a decent championship left back would cost at least £500,000+ with wage demands of over £13,000 pw. Ward could have been a bargain & he proved himself last season. What is going on at the moment??
With Buckley likely to go and another £2.5 million in the bank making £10.5 million, we are squabbling over £100k and £13k salary. Come on Brighton wake up for christ sake.
[quote][p][bold]Fozzyboy[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe we are messing about over £100,000 & £13,000 per week. Surely a decent championship left back would cost at least £500,000+ with wage demands of over £13,000 pw. Ward could have been a bargain & he proved himself last season. What is going on at the moment??[/p][/quote]With Buckley likely to go and another £2.5 million in the bank making £10.5 million, we are squabbling over £100k and £13k salary. Come on Brighton wake up for christ sake. Tony the tiger eastbourne
  • Score: 4

10:35am Wed 13 Aug 14

jonwaller8508 says...

Move on!!!!
We have far too much left to do in the transfer window. This has taken up way too much time. We need a winger to replace Buckley, a creative midfielder and a striker or 2. Lets go for the Rangers left back Lee Wallace. He can play left back or left midfield which looks like it would fit the new Hyypia system.

Please can we start making some decent signings because I am beginnig to panic about the coming season. I have supported the Albion for 20 years and cant remember a summer when so much talent has left. I am hurting!!!
Move on!!!! We have far too much left to do in the transfer window. This has taken up way too much time. We need a winger to replace Buckley, a creative midfielder and a striker or 2. Lets go for the Rangers left back Lee Wallace. He can play left back or left midfield which looks like it would fit the new Hyypia system. Please can we start making some decent signings because I am beginnig to panic about the coming season. I have supported the Albion for 20 years and cant remember a summer when so much talent has left. I am hurting!!! jonwaller8508
  • Score: 6

10:35am Wed 13 Aug 14

Crucial Point says...

The end of the month is drawing ever closer. TB seems to only want players he can get on the cheap.
The end of the month is drawing ever closer. TB seems to only want players he can get on the cheap. Crucial Point
  • Score: 0

10:38am Wed 13 Aug 14

pte says...

Wolves are waiting for the transfer window to close to see if anyone comes in for him. If not they will then loan him out in which case BHA will save 300k in wages and transfer fees. If Ward wants a signing on fee then a loan deal might save the club nearer 500k

Makes good business sense because 500k saved here plus 500k saved there adds up to millions. They might even find a player for 5k week with good sell on potential
Wolves are waiting for the transfer window to close to see if anyone comes in for him. If not they will then loan him out in which case BHA will save 300k in wages and transfer fees. If Ward wants a signing on fee then a loan deal might save the club nearer 500k Makes good business sense because 500k saved here plus 500k saved there adds up to millions. They might even find a player for 5k week with good sell on potential pte
  • Score: 3

11:08am Wed 13 Aug 14

Quiterie says...

Crucial Point wrote:
The end of the month is drawing ever closer. TB seems to only want players he can get on the cheap.
To be fair Tony Bloom has paid for the new stadium, paid for the new training complex and is covering the millions of pounds of losses we make each season. If he wants to hold out for a better deal for Ward that's fine by me. Wolves are being totally unreasonable asking for a fee for a player they don't want.

Bloom will ensure we bring in the players needed to be challenging for the play-offs once again. He won't want to let it all slip away having invested so much up until now.
[quote][p][bold]Crucial Point[/bold] wrote: The end of the month is drawing ever closer. TB seems to only want players he can get on the cheap.[/p][/quote]To be fair Tony Bloom has paid for the new stadium, paid for the new training complex and is covering the millions of pounds of losses we make each season. If he wants to hold out for a better deal for Ward that's fine by me. Wolves are being totally unreasonable asking for a fee for a player they don't want. Bloom will ensure we bring in the players needed to be challenging for the play-offs once again. He won't want to let it all slip away having invested so much up until now. Quiterie
  • Score: 1

11:09am Wed 13 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

Surely It's obvious to all by now that Brighton is being run by businessmen, The football side is secondary as long as they don't look stupid it's all they care about. Anyone involved in managing a team can see it makes sense to get Ward in(IMO he should of been the first person we signed in the summer). It irks me to say that Poyet knew what was coming( he knew all about Barber from his Spurs days) and so did Oscar. I feel sorry for Sami as his reputation is going to be tarnished by Bloom, Barber and Burke.
On a final point, Tony Bloom has either made a grave error in judgement on Barber and Burke or he is preparing to sell club...but one thing is for certain THE CLUB IS NOT STAYING LOYAL TO THE FANS.
Surely It's obvious to all by now that Brighton is being run by businessmen, The football side is secondary as long as they don't look stupid it's all they care about. Anyone involved in managing a team can see it makes sense to get Ward in(IMO he should of been the first person we signed in the summer). It irks me to say that Poyet knew what was coming( he knew all about Barber from his Spurs days) and so did Oscar. I feel sorry for Sami as his reputation is going to be tarnished by Bloom, Barber and Burke. On a final point, Tony Bloom has either made a grave error in judgement on Barber and Burke or he is preparing to sell club...but one thing is for certain THE CLUB IS NOT STAYING LOYAL TO THE FANS. Conelli98
  • Score: 4

11:21am Wed 13 Aug 14

Sid East Brighton says...

Surely the player is prepared to take a 3k pay cut for a 2/3 year contract ?
Surely the player is prepared to take a 3k pay cut for a 2/3 year contract ? Sid East Brighton
  • Score: 1

11:49am Wed 13 Aug 14

AGT999 says...

If we are selling all our best players this shows a lack of ambition so who would want to join us? Many people renewed their season tickets on a promise of a continued push towards the Permiership, the club had better do something quick or else watch out when tickets are due for reweal next year. Fans are starting to think they were conned.
If we are selling all our best players this shows a lack of ambition so who would want to join us? Many people renewed their season tickets on a promise of a continued push towards the Permiership, the club had better do something quick or else watch out when tickets are due for reweal next year. Fans are starting to think they were conned. AGT999
  • Score: 2

12:13pm Wed 13 Aug 14

AlanDuffy says...

Posted this on another thread but here's an article which sums up what most of us are thinking

http://www.squawka.c
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legation/15668
Posted this on another thread but here's an article which sums up what most of us are thinking http://www.squawka.c om/news/why-brighton -need-signings-or-th ey-could-be-in-dange r-of-championship-re legation/15668 AlanDuffy
  • Score: 2

12:15pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Chi Gull says...

You have to start thinking that this is more than just FFP. Maybe TB has reached the limit of his financial input into the club and isn't prepared to underwrite any further losses? So it's now about break even, not just hitting the FFP target? Simple fact is we don't know and have to rely on TB and PB telling us that the club is still aiming for the PL. So far the evidence suggests otherwise. I would never criticise TB after what he does done for the club, but we have definitely lost some momentum since the GP fiasco.

On the Ward topic, if the club think he is only worth £10k a week why pay more, especially if there are other good options available?
You have to start thinking that this is more than just FFP. Maybe TB has reached the limit of his financial input into the club and isn't prepared to underwrite any further losses? So it's now about break even, not just hitting the FFP target? Simple fact is we don't know and have to rely on TB and PB telling us that the club is still aiming for the PL. So far the evidence suggests otherwise. I would never criticise TB after what he does done for the club, but we have definitely lost some momentum since the GP fiasco. On the Ward topic, if the club think he is only worth £10k a week why pay more, especially if there are other good options available? Chi Gull
  • Score: 5

12:17pm Wed 13 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

Gilbertthecat---YEP already held my hands up for my bad maths!!!
Gilbertthecat---YEP already held my hands up for my bad maths!!! mikeygit
  • Score: 0

12:24pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Jonathan Mouette says...

I'm sorry but I'm going to have to re-invent myself as Mark Knoppfler.
I, myself and my club are now in Dire Straits. Buckers is off for 2,5. Look at our incoming talent and a 10 bob note wouldn't buy the lot. What an effin shambles... Today you can get 10/1 on a top six finish. Next week it'll be 20/1. If TB honestly believes the idiot DoF is doing a good job then there is a plan no-one else knows about. This is becoming alarming. So, c'mon the 3 Monkey Brigade, show us your thumbs down and tell me what a useless supporter I am. Idiots...!!!
I'm sorry but I'm going to have to re-invent myself as Mark Knoppfler. I, myself and my club are now in Dire Straits. Buckers is off for 2,5. Look at our incoming talent and a 10 bob note wouldn't buy the lot. What an effin shambles... Today you can get 10/1 on a top six finish. Next week it'll be 20/1. If TB honestly believes the idiot DoF is doing a good job then there is a plan no-one else knows about. This is becoming alarming. So, c'mon the 3 Monkey Brigade, show us your thumbs down and tell me what a useless supporter I am. Idiots...!!! Jonathan Mouette
  • Score: 10

12:26pm Wed 13 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

Tony the Tiger---I think it is more than just 10.5m--thats just Buckley and Ulloa--then there is Barnes, Al Abd, Bridcutt and all the wages saved etc
I think the club should come clean with its fans and tell us the truth---that it is highly unlikely that we will get in any players of note before transfer deadline and we will just have to get on with it. The fans forum was a waste of time and fans sold down the river---and Sammi and the 4 new players. Soon morale amongst the players we have left will be affected. VERY VERY disappointed in BHA this season. I hope I am able to eat my words but at the moment I see no other way of looking at things. I am a positive guy--always have been--but sometimes one has to look at things in the cold light of day and be honest---something I believe the Board at BHA are NOT being with their loyal paying fans---some of whom do not earn in a year what some players earn in a week.
Tony the Tiger---I think it is more than just 10.5m--thats just Buckley and Ulloa--then there is Barnes, Al Abd, Bridcutt and all the wages saved etc I think the club should come clean with its fans and tell us the truth---that it is highly unlikely that we will get in any players of note before transfer deadline and we will just have to get on with it. The fans forum was a waste of time and fans sold down the river---and Sammi and the 4 new players. Soon morale amongst the players we have left will be affected. VERY VERY disappointed in BHA this season. I hope I am able to eat my words but at the moment I see no other way of looking at things. I am a positive guy--always have been--but sometimes one has to look at things in the cold light of day and be honest---something I believe the Board at BHA are NOT being with their loyal paying fans---some of whom do not earn in a year what some players earn in a week. mikeygit
  • Score: 7

12:48pm Wed 13 Aug 14

gilbertthecat says...

mikeygit wrote:
Gilbertthecat---YEP already held my hands up for my bad maths!!!
Sorry Mikey as you see the posts were closely timed!
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Gilbertthecat---YEP already held my hands up for my bad maths!!![/p][/quote]Sorry Mikey as you see the posts were closely timed! gilbertthecat
  • Score: 1

12:49pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

I said ages ago TB is playing hardball with this one. Wolves and SW seem to be doing likewise. In the meantime Wolves are still paying SW 13k a week and we are running out of time.
SW's career benefited from last season's loan so it's disappointing that he's not back with us. This could go to the wire. We'll either get him on a free ( which isn't) or he'll come back on loan. Maybe it's time to say we're no longer interested and go elsewhere. It's up to Wolves.
Watch this space! UTA
I said ages ago TB is playing hardball with this one. Wolves and SW seem to be doing likewise. In the meantime Wolves are still paying SW 13k a week and we are running out of time. SW's career benefited from last season's loan so it's disappointing that he's not back with us. This could go to the wire. We'll either get him on a free ( which isn't) or he'll come back on loan. Maybe it's time to say we're no longer interested and go elsewhere. It's up to Wolves. Watch this space! UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 3

2:34pm Wed 13 Aug 14

kwaidam says...

Who in their right mind would want to join us now?
Only the has beens, never weres and the unwanted.
But at least they are CHEAP...
You see what you have done, Barber and Burke? Great job, hope you are feeling very proud of yourselves. P ricks.
Who in their right mind would want to join us now? Only the has beens, never weres and the unwanted. But at least they are CHEAP... You see what you have done, Barber and Burke? Great job, hope you are feeling very proud of yourselves. P ricks. kwaidam
  • Score: 6

4:46pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Please wake up says...

kwaidam wrote:
Who in their right mind would want to join us now?
Only the has beens, never weres and the unwanted.
But at least they are CHEAP...
You see what you have done, Barber and Burke? Great job, hope you are feeling very proud of yourselves. P ricks.
Plus Solly and his family want him out the club and away because they see no future for him at Brighton.My friend at Southampton really likes the lad like i said last season.Like Bridcutt said the poor fans will be left with pure lower league rubbish on the cheap.Wake up Brighton fans they are now looking at another ex-Barnsley big time drunk that no other clubs want even on a free.
[quote][p][bold]kwaidam[/bold] wrote: Who in their right mind would want to join us now? Only the has beens, never weres and the unwanted. But at least they are CHEAP... You see what you have done, Barber and Burke? Great job, hope you are feeling very proud of yourselves. P ricks.[/p][/quote]Plus Solly and his family want him out the club and away because they see no future for him at Brighton.My friend at Southampton really likes the lad like i said last season.Like Bridcutt said the poor fans will be left with pure lower league rubbish on the cheap.Wake up Brighton fans they are now looking at another ex-Barnsley big time drunk that no other clubs want even on a free. Please wake up
  • Score: -4

4:57pm Wed 13 Aug 14

the taffster says...

I've heard from a reliable source within the club sami hypia wants out and tried to leave but was persuaded to stay till the end of Aug by Burke and barber...I know Huddersfield are in contact with his agent...so looks like he could be next and who would blame him....he's been shafted big time.
I've heard from a reliable source within the club sami hypia wants out and tried to leave but was persuaded to stay till the end of Aug by Burke and barber...I know Huddersfield are in contact with his agent...so looks like he could be next and who would blame him....he's been shafted big time. the taffster
  • Score: 2

7:03pm Wed 13 Aug 14

gilbertthecat says...

the taffster wrote:
I've heard from a reliable source within the club sami hypia wants out and tried to leave but was persuaded to stay till the end of Aug by Burke and barber...I know Huddersfield are in contact with his agent...so looks like he could be next and who would blame him....he's been shafted big time.
Now that would be the biggest indicator of the biggest problem. Hope your source is totally wrong as it would be a real body blow.
[quote][p][bold]the taffster[/bold] wrote: I've heard from a reliable source within the club sami hypia wants out and tried to leave but was persuaded to stay till the end of Aug by Burke and barber...I know Huddersfield are in contact with his agent...so looks like he could be next and who would blame him....he's been shafted big time.[/p][/quote]Now that would be the biggest indicator of the biggest problem. Hope your source is totally wrong as it would be a real body blow. gilbertthecat
  • Score: 2

8:24pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Jaguar_uk says...

pte wrote:
Wolves are waiting for the transfer window to close to see if anyone comes in for him. If not they will then loan him out in which case BHA will save 300k in wages and transfer fees. If Ward wants a signing on fee then a loan deal might save the club nearer 500k

Makes good business sense because 500k saved here plus 500k saved there adds up to millions. They might even find a player for 5k week with good sell on potential
Which one of the 3 suits ru?
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: Wolves are waiting for the transfer window to close to see if anyone comes in for him. If not they will then loan him out in which case BHA will save 300k in wages and transfer fees. If Ward wants a signing on fee then a loan deal might save the club nearer 500k Makes good business sense because 500k saved here plus 500k saved there adds up to millions. They might even find a player for 5k week with good sell on potential[/p][/quote]Which one of the 3 suits ru? Jaguar_uk
  • Score: 0

9:44pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Towner83 says...

Fozzyboy wrote:
I cannot believe we are messing about over £100,000 & £13,000 per week. Surely a decent championship left back would cost at least £500,000+ with wage demands of over £13,000 pw. Ward could have been a bargain & he proved himself last season. What is going on at the moment??
Spot on mate..... Been saying this for weeks
[quote][p][bold]Fozzyboy[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe we are messing about over £100,000 & £13,000 per week. Surely a decent championship left back would cost at least £500,000+ with wage demands of over £13,000 pw. Ward could have been a bargain & he proved himself last season. What is going on at the moment??[/p][/quote]Spot on mate..... Been saying this for weeks Towner83
  • Score: 0

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