Birmingham have high hopes for Sussex boy Hall

Grant Hall in action in his only league appearance for Albion, against Southampton

Grant Hall in action in his only league appearance for Albion, against Southampton

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Grant Hall has been backed to learn fast by his Birmingham City manager.

The former Albion and Lewes youngster, now on loan at Blues from Tottenham, faces his hometown club today.

Lee Clark said: “He is a player who wants to learn and get better.

“If you have got those types of attributes you have got a right good chance. Especially if you have got the ability Grant has.

“But he knows he is not the finished article and needs to get better.”

Hall is expected to start at the back alongside vastly experienced Paul Robinson today.

He made one Championship appearance for the Seagulls, off the bench in the 3-0 win over Southampton three seasons ago.

He also played home and away against Wrexham in the FA Cup around the same time.

Birmingham could go 4-4-2 with Clayton Donaldson and Lee Novak starting up front.

Blues have gone 18 league games at St Andrew’s without a victory but won 3-1 at home to Cambridge United in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday, albeit after extra-time.

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11:57am Sat 16 Aug 14

pjwilk says...

A talent we should have hung on to,we need him now.
A talent we should have hung on to,we need him now. pjwilk
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12:09pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Far gull says...

Bizarre all these boys sucked up by prem clubs then loaned back to lower teams. Invariably then sold to a championship club to rebuild their career , where they would have been better off staying and learning their trade in the first place. Some never recover from not making it. ( Zaha could be one) .
All to do with money i know , still bizarre.
Bizarre all these boys sucked up by prem clubs then loaned back to lower teams. Invariably then sold to a championship club to rebuild their career , where they would have been better off staying and learning their trade in the first place. Some never recover from not making it. ( Zaha could be one) . All to do with money i know , still bizarre. Far gull
  • Score: 14

12:31pm Sat 16 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

Lingard starting for United, I guess that's him off the, 'possible to borrow,' list.
Lingard starting for United, I guess that's him off the, 'possible to borrow,' list. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 4

12:42pm Sat 16 Aug 14

mark by the sea says...

Far gull wrote:
Bizarre all these boys sucked up by prem clubs then loaned back to lower teams. Invariably then sold to a championship club to rebuild their career , where they would have been better off staying and learning their trade in the first place. Some never recover from not making it. ( Zaha could be one) .
All to do with money i know , still bizarre.
Yes but he has had 10% of his transfers! Or in old money 2.5 million pounds, guy has hardly kicked a ball since the play off final.
As for Hall , time will tell, but being left sided helps .
[quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: Bizarre all these boys sucked up by prem clubs then loaned back to lower teams. Invariably then sold to a championship club to rebuild their career , where they would have been better off staying and learning their trade in the first place. Some never recover from not making it. ( Zaha could be one) . All to do with money i know , still bizarre.[/p][/quote]Yes but he has had 10% of his transfers! Or in old money 2.5 million pounds, guy has hardly kicked a ball since the play off final. As for Hall , time will tell, but being left sided helps . mark by the sea
  • Score: 3

1:22pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Far gull says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Far gull wrote:
Bizarre all these boys sucked up by prem clubs then loaned back to lower teams. Invariably then sold to a championship club to rebuild their career , where they would have been better off staying and learning their trade in the first place. Some never recover from not making it. ( Zaha could be one) .
All to do with money i know , still bizarre.
Yes but he has had 10% of his transfers! Or in old money 2.5 million pounds, guy has hardly kicked a ball since the play off final.
As for Hall , time will tell, but being left sided helps .
Yep realise money thing in short term . Did he not go for 10 m so 1 m his 10% ? Either way i get it.
Even for a Palace lad who had broken into England team, as we know to our cost! could be the difference.
Money and more could still have come his way. Hay ho.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: Bizarre all these boys sucked up by prem clubs then loaned back to lower teams. Invariably then sold to a championship club to rebuild their career , where they would have been better off staying and learning their trade in the first place. Some never recover from not making it. ( Zaha could be one) . All to do with money i know , still bizarre.[/p][/quote]Yes but he has had 10% of his transfers! Or in old money 2.5 million pounds, guy has hardly kicked a ball since the play off final. As for Hall , time will tell, but being left sided helps .[/p][/quote]Yep realise money thing in short term . Did he not go for 10 m so 1 m his 10% ? Either way i get it. Even for a Palace lad who had broken into England team, as we know to our cost! could be the difference. Money and more could still have come his way. Hay ho. Far gull
  • Score: 2

2:20pm Sat 16 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

Boro gave 30 mins to Clayton, maybe he needs time to bed in but he did zip during those 30.
3 points for Leeds after the Boro failed to either hold or parry away a shot, simple follow up knock in for Sharp. Both teams looked very ordinary.
Boro gave 30 mins to Clayton, maybe he needs time to bed in but he did zip during those 30. 3 points for Leeds after the Boro failed to either hold or parry away a shot, simple follow up knock in for Sharp. Both teams looked very ordinary. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -1

2:20pm Sat 16 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Boro gave 30 mins to Clayton, maybe he needs time to bed in but he did zip during those 30.
3 points for Leeds after the Boro failed to either hold or parry away a shot, simple follow up knock in for Sharp. Both teams looked very ordinary.
Boro keeper failed to.......
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Boro gave 30 mins to Clayton, maybe he needs time to bed in but he did zip during those 30. 3 points for Leeds after the Boro failed to either hold or parry away a shot, simple follow up knock in for Sharp. Both teams looked very ordinary.[/p][/quote]Boro keeper failed to....... VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

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