Ward on brink of Albion return

Stephen Ward

Stephen Ward

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The saga of Stephen Ward's return to Albion from Wolves looks to be heading for a happy ending.

The Seagulls have finally agreed a fee with Wanderers for the Republic of Ireland international left-back and he is currently in talks to bring him back to the Amex on a permanent basis.

Providing there are no last-minute hitches over personal terms and a medical then Ward will be available for Saturday's trip to Birmingham, where he began a successful near season-on-loan with Albion a year ago.

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett said today: "The clubs have agreed and now it's down to Brighton and the player.

"It is a good move for him, he did well last year, they got into the top six and he was part of it.

"They have wanted him all along and we have moved on with Scott Golbourne and we have Tommy Rowe who can play at left back too.

"All of us thank him for what he's done and wish him all the best. He got a club reasonably quickly last season which shows the standard of the player.

"He didn't let them down. Hess got a good reputation in the Championship and has been professional here. He had been good enough to get a good move last year and he has got a good one now."

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1:52pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Albion fan in London says...

Great news nearly a full international back 4 if you inc Brunos caps for catalonia!
Great news nearly a full international back 4 if you inc Brunos caps for catalonia! Albion fan in London
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1:52pm Thu 14 Aug 14

TheWerewolf says...

Great news. May the floodgates of new arrivals now open.....
Great news. May the floodgates of new arrivals now open..... TheWerewolf
  • Score: 21

1:55pm Thu 14 Aug 14

lighteninglee says...

Well that's a start. Hopefully this is not the end of our spending. Plz sign wardy you where one of our best players last season.
Well that's a start. Hopefully this is not the end of our spending. Plz sign wardy you where one of our best players last season. lighteninglee
  • Score: 6

2:03pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Steveg1958 says...

TheWerewolf wrote:
Great news. May the floodgates of new arrivals now open.....
Ha Don't make me laugh, trickle might be more likely, all from league 2 or loans.
[quote][p][bold]TheWerewolf[/bold] wrote: Great news. May the floodgates of new arrivals now open.....[/p][/quote]Ha Don't make me laugh, trickle might be more likely, all from league 2 or loans. Steveg1958
  • Score: -37

2:08pm Thu 14 Aug 14

SMF20 says...

Better late than never.

I rate this guy and think he did a cracking job filling Mr Bridges boots last season.
I also think that he will fit in perfectly with the way Sami likes to play. With the midfield tucking in when we have the ball, we need a energetic LB to get up down the line... Mr ward gives us that.

Back line looks decent again now with everyone fit. Time for some flair and a decent couple of strikers.... Hopefully
Better late than never. I rate this guy and think he did a cracking job filling Mr Bridges boots last season. I also think that he will fit in perfectly with the way Sami likes to play. With the midfield tucking in when we have the ball, we need a energetic LB to get up down the line... Mr ward gives us that. Back line looks decent again now with everyone fit. Time for some flair and a decent couple of strikers.... Hopefully SMF20
  • Score: 19

2:09pm Thu 14 Aug 14

college says...

yada yada yada... I don't blame AN he only writes what he's fed, but I'm getting a tad disheartened with all the speculation about not only left backs (3 this week), but all the other if's and maybes. I just wish we could see a couple of signings that would address the areas we need strengthening in, I don't care if we finish mid table as long as it's entertaining football (as opposed to the two games I've seen so far).
We always knew it was going to be a work in progress to get to the premiership, but unless we achieve some kind of stability and coherence on the pitch this season then the job will only get harder and take longer, there will be even more competition from clubs enriched by relegation payments. There's no such thing as a level playing field any more and we can't slip too far behind.
yada yada yada... I don't blame AN he only writes what he's fed, but I'm getting a tad disheartened with all the speculation about not only left backs (3 this week), but all the other if's and maybes. I just wish we could see a couple of signings that would address the areas we need strengthening in, I don't care if we finish mid table as long as it's entertaining football (as opposed to the two games I've seen so far). We always knew it was going to be a work in progress to get to the premiership, but unless we achieve some kind of stability and coherence on the pitch this season then the job will only get harder and take longer, there will be even more competition from clubs enriched by relegation payments. There's no such thing as a level playing field any more and we can't slip too far behind. college
  • Score: 2

2:16pm Thu 14 Aug 14

AGT999 says...

I see that Watford get 15% buckley's fee due to a sell on clause in his contract when we bought him so that's about £225,000
I see that Watford get 15% buckley's fee due to a sell on clause in his contract when we bought him so that's about £225,000 AGT999
  • Score: 2

2:29pm Thu 14 Aug 14

heshootshescores says...

Finally, a piece of good news. But there's no point having a reasonably sound defence (and I still think we need a young(er) centre back) if you can't score any goals. Or are we going to play five at the back and go for a 0-0 each and every game?

Everything the club seems to be doing right now is about 3/4 weeks behind schedule.

Feel sorry for Sami that he hasn't got a full deck to play with. You've got to know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em. Right now, our astute chairman appears to be cutting his losses. Hope he's going to prove me wrong over the next 17 days.
Finally, a piece of good news. But there's no point having a reasonably sound defence (and I still think we need a young(er) centre back) if you can't score any goals. Or are we going to play five at the back and go for a 0-0 each and every game? Everything the club seems to be doing right now is about 3/4 weeks behind schedule. Feel sorry for Sami that he hasn't got a full deck to play with. You've got to know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em. Right now, our astute chairman appears to be cutting his losses. Hope he's going to prove me wrong over the next 17 days. heshootshescores
  • Score: 4

2:30pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Timing suggests Ward's arrival, and possibly that of others, was dependent upon one more outgoing? So perhaps previous sales were book balancers and the full extent of the transfer kitty and wage options are illustrated by Buckley's fee?
Timing suggests Ward's arrival, and possibly that of others, was dependent upon one more outgoing? So perhaps previous sales were book balancers and the full extent of the transfer kitty and wage options are illustrated by Buckley's fee? Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 1

2:30pm Thu 14 Aug 14

SMF20 says...

AGT999 wrote:
I see that Watford get 15% buckley's fee due to a sell on clause in his contract when we bought him so that's about £225,000
15% of £2.5 million is £375,000 my friend.

What figure do you think we got for him?
[quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: I see that Watford get 15% buckley's fee due to a sell on clause in his contract when we bought him so that's about £225,000[/p][/quote]15% of £2.5 million is £375,000 my friend. What figure do you think we got for him? SMF20
  • Score: -7

2:30pm Thu 14 Aug 14

sjonesbb says...

It's normally Real Madrid or Barcelona that are spread on local press with summer long pursuits. Job done. Quality player ... Now we need more please. UTA
It's normally Real Madrid or Barcelona that are spread on local press with summer long pursuits. Job done. Quality player ... Now we need more please. UTA sjonesbb
  • Score: 6

2:31pm Thu 14 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

Well I hope THIS one does come off--we have been stocked up so many times lately with ´about to sign´-I will only believe it when it happens. Be good to have him back on a permanent basis and experience would be a boost to the team.
Well I hope THIS one does come off--we have been stocked up so many times lately with ´about to sign´-I will only believe it when it happens. Be good to have him back on a permanent basis and experience would be a boost to the team. mikeygit
  • Score: 8

2:36pm Thu 14 Aug 14

kipper12 says...

HOOOORAAAAH !!!!! IF TRUE THIS TIME !!!!!

UTA !!
HOOOORAAAAH !!!!! IF TRUE THIS TIME !!!!! UTA !! kipper12
  • Score: 2

2:40pm Thu 14 Aug 14

heathgate says...

SMF20 wrote:
AGT999 wrote: I see that Watford get 15% buckley's fee due to a sell on clause in his contract when we bought him so that's about £225,000
15% of £2.5 million is £375,000 my friend. What figure do you think we got for him?
155 of the profit, which is 1.5m..... therefore the figure of 225k is correct,... we paid 1 million.
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: I see that Watford get 15% buckley's fee due to a sell on clause in his contract when we bought him so that's about £225,000[/p][/quote]15% of £2.5 million is £375,000 my friend. What figure do you think we got for him?[/p][/quote]155 of the profit, which is 1.5m..... therefore the figure of 225k is correct,... we paid 1 million. heathgate
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2:42pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Ok player but it's taken forever to sign a player who was already here last season over a few grand and if he's not good enough for wolves why should he be good enough for us? It's not very exciting. If this is our marquee signing then serious questions must be asked, perhaps the board should have a forum.
Ok player but it's taken forever to sign a player who was already here last season over a few grand and if he's not good enough for wolves why should he be good enough for us? It's not very exciting. If this is our marquee signing then serious questions must be asked, perhaps the board should have a forum. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -14

2:42pm Thu 14 Aug 14

SMF20 says...

heathgate wrote:
SMF20 wrote:
AGT999 wrote: I see that Watford get 15% buckley's fee due to a sell on clause in his contract when we bought him so that's about £225,000
15% of £2.5 million is £375,000 my friend. What figure do you think we got for him?
155 of the profit, which is 1.5m..... therefore the figure of 225k is correct,... we paid 1 million.
Ahhh. thank you.
[quote][p][bold]heathgate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: I see that Watford get 15% buckley's fee due to a sell on clause in his contract when we bought him so that's about £225,000[/p][/quote]15% of £2.5 million is £375,000 my friend. What figure do you think we got for him?[/p][/quote]155 of the profit, which is 1.5m..... therefore the figure of 225k is correct,... we paid 1 million.[/p][/quote]Ahhh. thank you. SMF20
  • Score: 3

2:43pm Thu 14 Aug 14

heathgate says...

15% of the profit, which is 1.5m..... therefore the figure of 225k is correct,... we paid 1 million.
15% of the profit, which is 1.5m..... therefore the figure of 225k is correct,... we paid 1 million. heathgate
  • Score: 5

2:47pm Thu 14 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

I will believe he is our player when he is in his new Nike shirt not his old one,
Up the Albion!!
I will believe he is our player when he is in his new Nike shirt not his old one, Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 9

2:51pm Thu 14 Aug 14

scottishb;ue says...

SMF20 wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
I see that Watford get 15% buckley's fee due to a sell on clause in his contract when we bought him so that's about £225,000
15% of £2.5 million is £375,000 my friend.

What figure do you think we got for him?
No it's £225'000as it's 15%of. The profit we make
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: I see that Watford get 15% buckley's fee due to a sell on clause in his contract when we bought him so that's about £225,000[/p][/quote]15% of £2.5 million is £375,000 my friend. What figure do you think we got for him?[/p][/quote]No it's £225'000as it's 15%of. The profit we make scottishb;ue
  • Score: 5

2:59pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Aye Aye says...

Ward in..................
..Solly March out? That's the latest word on the Southampton grapevine!
Ward in.................. ..Solly March out? That's the latest word on the Southampton grapevine! Aye Aye
  • Score: -6

3:05pm Thu 14 Aug 14

arc12 says...

Shrewd move by the Albion - for the 10 weeks they have avoided paying his wages of £13k or whatever we may have offered him thus saving maybe £100k over the summer (enough to probably cover the transfer fee involved). Deliberate ploy or a risk he may have gone elsewhere in the meantime? Pleased to see him back - better late than never. Welcome back Wardy.
Shrewd move by the Albion - for the 10 weeks they have avoided paying his wages of £13k or whatever we may have offered him thus saving maybe £100k over the summer (enough to probably cover the transfer fee involved). Deliberate ploy or a risk he may have gone elsewhere in the meantime? Pleased to see him back - better late than never. Welcome back Wardy. arc12
  • Score: 8

3:08pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Piglet1 says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Ok player but it's taken forever to sign a player who was already here last season over a few grand and if he's not good enough for wolves why should he be good enough for us? It's not very exciting. If this is our marquee signing then serious questions must be asked, perhaps the board should have a forum.
I thought you were at Eastbourne Borough....perhaps they are having a forum??
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Ok player but it's taken forever to sign a player who was already here last season over a few grand and if he's not good enough for wolves why should he be good enough for us? It's not very exciting. If this is our marquee signing then serious questions must be asked, perhaps the board should have a forum.[/p][/quote]I thought you were at Eastbourne Borough....perhaps they are having a forum?? Piglet1
  • Score: 6

3:15pm Thu 14 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

Ward is a reliable signing, we know exactly what we are getting and the fans like him. What Ward isn't is a signing that will set your pulse racing, that player needs be the next one announced, bought or borrowed.
Just about everyone expected Ward to sign, sooner or later, and I would guess that just about everyone is pleased that we seem to have got him, but for me, he doesn't represent an, 'exciting,' signing. Don't misunderstand me, I am well pleased to see him join us, but having read around 300 posted comments all calling for something big to happen, getting the expected doesn't rate as, 'big.'

Today, tomorrow or by the end of the week, let's get a player or two in that we, 'didn't expect.'
Ward is a reliable signing, we know exactly what we are getting and the fans like him. What Ward isn't is a signing that will set your pulse racing, that player needs be the next one announced, bought or borrowed. Just about everyone expected Ward to sign, sooner or later, and I would guess that just about everyone is pleased that we seem to have got him, but for me, he doesn't represent an, 'exciting,' signing. Don't misunderstand me, I am well pleased to see him join us, but having read around 300 posted comments all calling for something big to happen, getting the expected doesn't rate as, 'big.' Today, tomorrow or by the end of the week, let's get a player or two in that we, 'didn't expect.' VegasSeagull
  • Score: 19

3:17pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Clean Sheet says...

Great news, and proved to be a quality player last season, pretty close to Upson as PoS. Looking forward to some more quality signings now.
Great news, and proved to be a quality player last season, pretty close to Upson as PoS. Looking forward to some more quality signings now. Clean Sheet
  • Score: 5

3:45pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Captain Haddock says...

I love a happy ending! ;0)
I love a happy ending! ;0) Captain Haddock
  • Score: 9

3:53pm Thu 14 Aug 14

tug509 says...

Aye Aye wrote:
Ward in..................

..Solly March out? That's the latest word on the Southampton grapevine!
I hope not , that WOULD be going too far ,If we use Solly and Kaz on the wings ,we wont need to look for another wide man ,if Solly goes then the 3Bs will have some explaining to do imo . UTA
[quote][p][bold]Aye Aye[/bold] wrote: Ward in.................. ..Solly March out? That's the latest word on the Southampton grapevine![/p][/quote]I hope not , that WOULD be going too far ,If we use Solly and Kaz on the wings ,we wont need to look for another wide man ,if Solly goes then the 3Bs will have some explaining to do imo . UTA tug509
  • Score: 11

3:53pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Piglet1 says...

Aye Aye wrote:
Ward in..................

..Solly March out? That's the latest word on the Southampton grapevine!
But unlike Buckley who has been very injury prone I doubt we would want to sell unless of course they came up with a ridiculous offer. In which case we would accept because it would allow us to buy one or two others that cumulatively will strengthen the team.
In principle however I do not believe it is the policy to sell our younger players but rather form a side around them.
[quote][p][bold]Aye Aye[/bold] wrote: Ward in.................. ..Solly March out? That's the latest word on the Southampton grapevine![/p][/quote]But unlike Buckley who has been very injury prone I doubt we would want to sell unless of course they came up with a ridiculous offer. In which case we would accept because it would allow us to buy one or two others that cumulatively will strengthen the team. In principle however I do not believe it is the policy to sell our younger players but rather form a side around them. Piglet1
  • Score: 4

3:55pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Aye Aye says...

Aye Aye wrote:
Ward in..................

..Solly March out? That's the latest word on the Southampton grapevine!
Presumably the thumbs down are for the potential move on Solly March being unpopular. On that basis, I have thumbed down myself (self-effacing as ever!!)

This probably hasn't got any legs but, heck, it's out there so don't shoot the messenger!!

http://www.saintsweb
.co.uk/showthread.ph
p?51416-Solly-march#
.U-zMifldV8E
[quote][p][bold]Aye Aye[/bold] wrote: Ward in.................. ..Solly March out? That's the latest word on the Southampton grapevine![/p][/quote]Presumably the thumbs down are for the potential move on Solly March being unpopular. On that basis, I have thumbed down myself (self-effacing as ever!!) This probably hasn't got any legs but, heck, it's out there so don't shoot the messenger!! http://www.saintsweb .co.uk/showthread.ph p?51416-Solly-march# .U-zMifldV8E Aye Aye
  • Score: 7

3:57pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Seagull68 says...

About bloody time. That is the first choice defence sorted, now for a playmaker/attacking midfielder and a decent striker please.
About bloody time. That is the first choice defence sorted, now for a playmaker/attacking midfielder and a decent striker please. Seagull68
  • Score: 5

3:57pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Clean Sheet says...

tug509 wrote:
Aye Aye wrote:
Ward in..................


..Solly March out? That's the latest word on the Southampton grapevine!
I hope not , that WOULD be going too far ,If we use Solly and Kaz on the wings ,we wont need to look for another wide man ,if Solly goes then the 3Bs will have some explaining to do imo . UTA
The problem that Brighton has is that both Southampton and Solly's agent will be selling him the wonderful world of the Premier League, and huge wages. There is little that Brighton can do, as the agents hold all the cards these days, so pointless blaming the B's.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Aye Aye[/bold] wrote: Ward in.................. ..Solly March out? That's the latest word on the Southampton grapevine![/p][/quote]I hope not , that WOULD be going too far ,If we use Solly and Kaz on the wings ,we wont need to look for another wide man ,if Solly goes then the 3Bs will have some explaining to do imo . UTA[/p][/quote]The problem that Brighton has is that both Southampton and Solly's agent will be selling him the wonderful world of the Premier League, and huge wages. There is little that Brighton can do, as the agents hold all the cards these days, so pointless blaming the B's. Clean Sheet
  • Score: 3

3:58pm Thu 14 Aug 14

saraman says...

I posted on a previous thread that Buckley would be the last of our big expensive outgoing players. Also, at £2,5m for a permanent crock is good business. What happens? Almost immediately following the announcement of Buckley's signing up pops an item announcing the imminent return of Ward. To me a top championship LB at a reasonable fee who can go straight into the first team at Brum.
During the following couple of weeks we will see the acquisition of additional quality to push us on to a top six finish at least, as promised by TB. From now on, believe me my friends out optimism is about to reach new heights and will not be able to contain ourselves until the next home match. Don't you just love being a football fan, especially a blue and white one? An Albion fan that is, not West Brom.
I posted on a previous thread that Buckley would be the last of our big expensive outgoing players. Also, at £2,5m for a permanent crock is good business. What happens? Almost immediately following the announcement of Buckley's signing up pops an item announcing the imminent return of Ward. To me a top championship LB at a reasonable fee who can go straight into the first team at Brum. During the following couple of weeks we will see the acquisition of additional quality to push us on to a top six finish at least, as promised by TB. From now on, believe me my friends out optimism is about to reach new heights and will not be able to contain ourselves until the next home match. Don't you just love being a football fan, especially a blue and white one? An Albion fan that is, not West Brom. saraman
  • Score: 4

4:06pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

All I can say is 'About time' Welcome home Wardy!!
All I can say is 'About time' Welcome home Wardy!! Tony the tiger eastbourne
  • Score: 4

4:07pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Mad Mark says...

SMF20 wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
I see that Watford get 15% buckley's fee due to a sell on clause in his contract when we bought him so that's about £225,000
15% of £2.5 million is £375,000 my friend.

What figure do you think we got for him?
15% of any profit on the player, we paid 1m sold for 2.5m makes 1.5m profit so 15% of 1.5m = 225k
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: I see that Watford get 15% buckley's fee due to a sell on clause in his contract when we bought him so that's about £225,000[/p][/quote]15% of £2.5 million is £375,000 my friend. What figure do you think we got for him?[/p][/quote]15% of any profit on the player, we paid 1m sold for 2.5m makes 1.5m profit so 15% of 1.5m = 225k Mad Mark
  • Score: 1

4:18pm Thu 14 Aug 14

fan since 61 says...

Great post although to be fair I dont think TB promised us a top 6 place just a competative squad
Great post although to be fair I dont think TB promised us a top 6 place just a competative squad fan since 61
  • Score: 1

4:21pm Thu 14 Aug 14

spaintospain says...

As ferguson said in his book fans are stupid this has to be the worst summer transfer season we have had . As I keep saying there waiting for the loan period to start up then we get 5 in and no fees paid
As ferguson said in his book fans are stupid this has to be the worst summer transfer season we have had . As I keep saying there waiting for the loan period to start up then we get 5 in and no fees paid spaintospain
  • Score: -4

4:31pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Max Ripple says...

tug509 wrote:
Aye Aye wrote:
Ward in..................


..Solly March out? That's the latest word on the Southampton grapevine!
I hope not , that WOULD be going too far ,If we use Solly and Kaz on the wings ,we wont need to look for another wide man ,if Solly goes then the 3Bs will have some explaining to do imo . UTA
Totally agree Tug. Ward alone doesn't make up for the fact that we've lost so much and if Solly goes then it's still doom and gloom time for me. Why would Kaz or CMS want to stay if the squad was just being continually depleted? It must be getting very lonely in the changing room these days.

Nice to see your return Vegas. We haven't heard much from you over recent days. But hey, I suppose it's been difficult to put your usual positive spin on recent events! I do appreciate your blogs, really, so please keep it up - it keeps my chin up! LOL!

UTA!
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Aye Aye[/bold] wrote: Ward in.................. ..Solly March out? That's the latest word on the Southampton grapevine![/p][/quote]I hope not , that WOULD be going too far ,If we use Solly and Kaz on the wings ,we wont need to look for another wide man ,if Solly goes then the 3Bs will have some explaining to do imo . UTA[/p][/quote]Totally agree Tug. Ward alone doesn't make up for the fact that we've lost so much and if Solly goes then it's still doom and gloom time for me. Why would Kaz or CMS want to stay if the squad was just being continually depleted? It must be getting very lonely in the changing room these days. Nice to see your return Vegas. We haven't heard much from you over recent days. But hey, I suppose it's been difficult to put your usual positive spin on recent events! I do appreciate your blogs, really, so please keep it up - it keeps my chin up! LOL! UTA! Max Ripple
  • Score: 1

5:01pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Jonathan Mouette says...

With regard to the Solly March saga, wasn't Walton supposed to be going to Arsenal in the close season to be groomed into their n°1 keeper in no time at all...? Maybe this has come from the same rumour mill, based on what respective Dads would like for their sons... Solly will be much better off here, providing he gets a decent crack of the whip. At this moment he should be an automatic 1st team selection given the choice available... UTA, in spite of everything.
With regard to the Solly March saga, wasn't Walton supposed to be going to Arsenal in the close season to be groomed into their n°1 keeper in no time at all...? Maybe this has come from the same rumour mill, based on what respective Dads would like for their sons... Solly will be much better off here, providing he gets a decent crack of the whip. At this moment he should be an automatic 1st team selection given the choice available... UTA, in spite of everything. Jonathan Mouette
  • Score: 4

5:39pm Thu 14 Aug 14

mark5 says...

Good news, decent dependable player that will complement SH style. That is the defence now sorted for me. More to come I am sure.
Good news, decent dependable player that will complement SH style. That is the defence now sorted for me. More to come I am sure. mark5
  • Score: 0

5:51pm Thu 14 Aug 14

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

fan since 61 wrote:
Great post although to be fair I dont think TB promised us a top 6 place just a competative squad
The part about TB is a fact.

That is all that needs to be said,cuckoo 's think its as simple as getting a cheat for theit football manager game.
[quote][p][bold]fan since 61[/bold] wrote: Great post although to be fair I dont think TB promised us a top 6 place just a competative squad[/p][/quote]The part about TB is a fact. That is all that needs to be said,cuckoo 's think its as simple as getting a cheat for theit football manager game. don't wanna do it like that
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6:01pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Bucket feet Duffy says...

AGT999 wrote:
I see that Watford get 15% buckley's fee due to a sell on clause in his contract when we bought him so that's about £225,000
Some of which they will pay Rotherham.
[quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: I see that Watford get 15% buckley's fee due to a sell on clause in his contract when we bought him so that's about £225,000[/p][/quote]Some of which they will pay Rotherham. Bucket feet Duffy
  • Score: 1

6:22pm Thu 14 Aug 14

albionbloke says...

Trouble up the M23? Just heard on Talksport that Pulis is in 'showdown' talks with the owner about lack of transfer funds. Also speculation that he could walk soon. No, I don't give a hoot about CP but interesting to see that tight purse strings can possibly cost you your manager. Just hope Sami isn't listening, would hate to see him going down the same path.
Trouble up the M23? Just heard on Talksport that Pulis is in 'showdown' talks with the owner about lack of transfer funds. Also speculation that he could walk soon. No, I don't give a hoot about CP but interesting to see that tight purse strings can possibly cost you your manager. Just hope Sami isn't listening, would hate to see him going down the same path. albionbloke
  • Score: 8

6:34pm Thu 14 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

albionbloke wrote:
Trouble up the M23? Just heard on Talksport that Pulis is in 'showdown' talks with the owner about lack of transfer funds. Also speculation that he could walk soon. No, I don't give a hoot about CP but interesting to see that tight purse strings can possibly cost you your manager. Just hope Sami isn't listening, would hate to see him going down the same path.
not go down the same path or, go 'up,' the M23 :-))
[quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: Trouble up the M23? Just heard on Talksport that Pulis is in 'showdown' talks with the owner about lack of transfer funds. Also speculation that he could walk soon. No, I don't give a hoot about CP but interesting to see that tight purse strings can possibly cost you your manager. Just hope Sami isn't listening, would hate to see him going down the same path.[/p][/quote]not go down the same path or, go 'up,' the M23 :-)) VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

6:36pm Thu 14 Aug 14

JoeBlow says...

albionbloke wrote:
Trouble up the M23? Just heard on Talksport that Pulis is in 'showdown' talks with the owner about lack of transfer funds. Also speculation that he could walk soon. No, I don't give a hoot about CP but interesting to see that tight purse strings can possibly cost you your manager. Just hope Sami isn't listening, would hate to see him going down the same path.
Is that the same Palarse who just signed Martin Kelly from Liverpool today?
[quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: Trouble up the M23? Just heard on Talksport that Pulis is in 'showdown' talks with the owner about lack of transfer funds. Also speculation that he could walk soon. No, I don't give a hoot about CP but interesting to see that tight purse strings can possibly cost you your manager. Just hope Sami isn't listening, would hate to see him going down the same path.[/p][/quote]Is that the same Palarse who just signed Martin Kelly from Liverpool today? JoeBlow
  • Score: 0

7:22pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Eastbourne Blue says...

Good signing, 17 days left to bring in more quality. UTA
Good signing, 17 days left to bring in more quality. UTA Eastbourne Blue
  • Score: 2

7:28pm Thu 14 Aug 14

albionbloke says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
albionbloke wrote:
Trouble up the M23? Just heard on Talksport that Pulis is in 'showdown' talks with the owner about lack of transfer funds. Also speculation that he could walk soon. No, I don't give a hoot about CP but interesting to see that tight purse strings can possibly cost you your manager. Just hope Sami isn't listening, would hate to see him going down the same path.
not go down the same path or, go 'up,' the M23 :-))
Right!! :-)
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: Trouble up the M23? Just heard on Talksport that Pulis is in 'showdown' talks with the owner about lack of transfer funds. Also speculation that he could walk soon. No, I don't give a hoot about CP but interesting to see that tight purse strings can possibly cost you your manager. Just hope Sami isn't listening, would hate to see him going down the same path.[/p][/quote]not go down the same path or, go 'up,' the M23 :-))[/p][/quote]Right!! :-) albionbloke
  • Score: 0

7:29pm Thu 14 Aug 14

daveyboy35 says...

Still not here???
Still not here??? daveyboy35
  • Score: 2

7:30pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Peppers I says...

saraman wrote:
I posted on a previous thread that Buckley would be the last of our big expensive outgoing players. Also, at £2,5m for a permanent crock is good business. What happens? Almost immediately following the announcement of Buckley's signing up pops an item announcing the imminent return of Ward. To me a top championship LB at a reasonable fee who can go straight into the first team at Brum.
During the following couple of weeks we will see the acquisition of additional quality to push us on to a top six finish at least, as promised by TB. From now on, believe me my friends out optimism is about to reach new heights and will not be able to contain ourselves until the next home match. Don't you just love being a football fan, especially a blue and white one? An Albion fan that is, not West Brom.
Blind Faith me thinks
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: I posted on a previous thread that Buckley would be the last of our big expensive outgoing players. Also, at £2,5m for a permanent crock is good business. What happens? Almost immediately following the announcement of Buckley's signing up pops an item announcing the imminent return of Ward. To me a top championship LB at a reasonable fee who can go straight into the first team at Brum. During the following couple of weeks we will see the acquisition of additional quality to push us on to a top six finish at least, as promised by TB. From now on, believe me my friends out optimism is about to reach new heights and will not be able to contain ourselves until the next home match. Don't you just love being a football fan, especially a blue and white one? An Albion fan that is, not West Brom.[/p][/quote]Blind Faith me thinks Peppers I
  • Score: 3

7:50pm Thu 14 Aug 14

albionbloke says...

JoeBlow wrote:
albionbloke wrote:
Trouble up the M23? Just heard on Talksport that Pulis is in 'showdown' talks with the owner about lack of transfer funds. Also speculation that he could walk soon. No, I don't give a hoot about CP but interesting to see that tight purse strings can possibly cost you your manager. Just hope Sami isn't listening, would hate to see him going down the same path.
Is that the same Palarse who just signed Martin Kelly from Liverpool today?
Yep.....but guess that's not enough for him.
[quote][p][bold]JoeBlow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: Trouble up the M23? Just heard on Talksport that Pulis is in 'showdown' talks with the owner about lack of transfer funds. Also speculation that he could walk soon. No, I don't give a hoot about CP but interesting to see that tight purse strings can possibly cost you your manager. Just hope Sami isn't listening, would hate to see him going down the same path.[/p][/quote]Is that the same Palarse who just signed Martin Kelly from Liverpool today?[/p][/quote]Yep.....but guess that's not enough for him. albionbloke
  • Score: 2

7:57pm Thu 14 Aug 14

albionbloke says...

Hope Ward does return but I'm not smiling until I see confirmation that he HAS signed....we've had too many false hopes recently. The article states: Providing there are no last minute hitches over personal terms. As I understand it (notwithstanding the Wolves fee issue), personal terms HAVE been the hitch so far. ie: £13k/week vs £10k/week. Hopefully they will now reach an amicable agreement on that issue.
Hope Ward does return but I'm not smiling until I see confirmation that he HAS signed....we've had too many false hopes recently. The article states: Providing there are no last minute hitches over personal terms. As I understand it (notwithstanding the Wolves fee issue), personal terms HAVE been the hitch so far. ie: £13k/week vs £10k/week. Hopefully they will now reach an amicable agreement on that issue. albionbloke
  • Score: 7

9:24pm Thu 14 Aug 14

albionbloke says...

albionbloke wrote:
Trouble up the M23? Just heard on Talksport that Pulis is in 'showdown' talks with the owner about lack of transfer funds. Also speculation that he could walk soon. No, I don't give a hoot about CP but interesting to see that tight purse strings can possibly cost you your manager. Just hope Sami isn't listening, would hate to see him going down the same path.
He's gone. Pulis has just quit Palarse.
[quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: Trouble up the M23? Just heard on Talksport that Pulis is in 'showdown' talks with the owner about lack of transfer funds. Also speculation that he could walk soon. No, I don't give a hoot about CP but interesting to see that tight purse strings can possibly cost you your manager. Just hope Sami isn't listening, would hate to see him going down the same path.[/p][/quote]He's gone. Pulis has just quit Palarse. albionbloke
  • Score: 2

9:35pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

albionbloke wrote:
albionbloke wrote:
Trouble up the M23? Just heard on Talksport that Pulis is in 'showdown' talks with the owner about lack of transfer funds. Also speculation that he could walk soon. No, I don't give a hoot about CP but interesting to see that tight purse strings can possibly cost you your manager. Just hope Sami isn't listening, would hate to see him going down the same path.
He's gone. Pulis has just quit Palarse.
Just read the palace horror story. Pulis wants control of transfers, but like Brighton have behind the sences dealings which are out of his control. Watch out Sami,dont let Burke/ Barber do all the work, yiy might end up with not what you want!!
[quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: Trouble up the M23? Just heard on Talksport that Pulis is in 'showdown' talks with the owner about lack of transfer funds. Also speculation that he could walk soon. No, I don't give a hoot about CP but interesting to see that tight purse strings can possibly cost you your manager. Just hope Sami isn't listening, would hate to see him going down the same path.[/p][/quote]He's gone. Pulis has just quit Palarse.[/p][/quote]Just read the palace horror story. Pulis wants control of transfers, but like Brighton have behind the sences dealings which are out of his control. Watch out Sami,dont let Burke/ Barber do all the work, yiy might end up with not what you want!! Tony the tiger eastbourne
  • Score: 1

10:25pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

New name for Barber & burke aka The Chuckle Brothers
New name for Barber & burke aka The Chuckle Brothers Tony the tiger eastbourne
  • Score: 0

1:35pm Fri 15 Aug 14

tinker111 says...

Steveg1958 wrote:
TheWerewolf wrote:
Great news. May the floodgates of new arrivals now open.....
Ha Don't make me laugh, trickle might be more likely, all from league 2 or loans.
Well said HA HA HA never on for Albion Board
[quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheWerewolf[/bold] wrote: Great news. May the floodgates of new arrivals now open.....[/p][/quote]Ha Don't make me laugh, trickle might be more likely, all from league 2 or loans.[/p][/quote]Well said HA HA HA never on for Albion Board tinker111
  • Score: 0

1:36pm Fri 15 Aug 14

tinker111 says...

AGT999 wrote:
I see that Watford get 15% buckley's fee due to a sell on clause in his contract when we bought him so that's about £225,000
More to help bloom sell club
[quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: I see that Watford get 15% buckley's fee due to a sell on clause in his contract when we bought him so that's about £225,000[/p][/quote]More to help bloom sell club tinker111
  • Score: 0

1:49pm Fri 15 Aug 14

tinker111 says...

albionbloke wrote:
albionbloke wrote:
Trouble up the M23? Just heard on Talksport that Pulis is in 'showdown' talks with the owner about lack of transfer funds. Also speculation that he could walk soon. No, I don't give a hoot about CP but interesting to see that tight purse strings can possibly cost you your manager. Just hope Sami isn't listening, would hate to see him going down the same path.
He's gone. Pulis has just quit Palarse.
HE HAS GUTS TO STAND UP TO MONEY MEN COME ON SAMI DO THE SAME
[quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: Trouble up the M23? Just heard on Talksport that Pulis is in 'showdown' talks with the owner about lack of transfer funds. Also speculation that he could walk soon. No, I don't give a hoot about CP but interesting to see that tight purse strings can possibly cost you your manager. Just hope Sami isn't listening, would hate to see him going down the same path.[/p][/quote]He's gone. Pulis has just quit Palarse.[/p][/quote]HE HAS GUTS TO STAND UP TO MONEY MEN COME ON SAMI DO THE SAME tinker111
  • Score: -1

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