How would you plan to beat the Blues?

Sami Hyypia

Sami Hyypia

First published in Sport

Sami Hyypia faces a few decisions as he prepares Albion to face Birmingham City.

But what side would you send out at St Andrew’s?

Hyypia has lost the services of Andew Crofts and Will Buckley since last Saturday.

So what now? Does he keep faith with Kemy Agustien in midfield?

Did Craig Mackail-Smith and Chris O’Grady offer enough on Tuesday to earn another chance to play in partnership today?

Who starts at left-back? Does Bruno play at right-back or in midfield?

And has Lewis Dunk given his boss a big decision to make at centre-back?

Should new boy Joao Carlos Teixeira play some role?

There is plenty to think about – even though the squad is not the biggest.

So what would you do in Hyypia’s place?

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9:18am Sat 16 Aug 14

Claude Back says...

This is a bit off topic but reflecting on the situation at Palace and at the Albion I see a lot of similarities. Before anyone starts saying we don't care about Palace and don't want to know....you should. Two Chairmen, Parish and Bloom, with similar problems. Two managers, Pulis and Sami both have/had similar problems.
The problem is that Palace have been close to going bust a couple of times before so Parish has to be very careful with the finances...not to mention that, even if they spent £40-£50M on players there is no guarantee they would stay up and it would destroy them if they got relegated with huge salaries. If Palace can stay up by the thinnest of margins, then they will take that. Problem is, the playing staff is not the only area of the club that needs money spent on it....most of Palace's facilities like training ground, stadium etc all need significant amounts of money spent on them as they have not had much done to them for a long time. I can see why Pulis wasn't happy but I can understand Parish's position too.
Maybe this is relevant to our signings situation? Bring on the Thumbs down. ;-)
This is a bit off topic but reflecting on the situation at Palace and at the Albion I see a lot of similarities. Before anyone starts saying we don't care about Palace and don't want to know....you should. Two Chairmen, Parish and Bloom, with similar problems. Two managers, Pulis and Sami both have/had similar problems. The problem is that Palace have been close to going bust a couple of times before so Parish has to be very careful with the finances...not to mention that, even if they spent £40-£50M on players there is no guarantee they would stay up and it would destroy them if they got relegated with huge salaries. If Palace can stay up by the thinnest of margins, then they will take that. Problem is, the playing staff is not the only area of the club that needs money spent on it....most of Palace's facilities like training ground, stadium etc all need significant amounts of money spent on them as they have not had much done to them for a long time. I can see why Pulis wasn't happy but I can understand Parish's position too. Maybe this is relevant to our signings situation? Bring on the Thumbs down. ;-) Claude Back
  • Score: 20

9:20am Sat 16 Aug 14

To baldly go says...

Stockdale, Bruno, Greer, Dunk, Chicksen, Ince, Tex, Agustien, LuaLua, Cms, Cog.
Walton, Caldi, Hughes, Maksi, Fenelon, Jfc, Toko.
Don't think there's anyone else left!
Stockdale, Bruno, Greer, Dunk, Chicksen, Ince, Tex, Agustien, LuaLua, Cms, Cog. Walton, Caldi, Hughes, Maksi, Fenelon, Jfc, Toko. Don't think there's anyone else left! To baldly go
  • Score: 5

9:23am Sat 16 Aug 14

thebigun says...

SIMPLE isn,t it score one more goal than them
SIMPLE isn,t it score one more goal than them thebigun
  • Score: 5

9:26am Sat 16 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Claude Back wrote:
This is a bit off topic but reflecting on the situation at Palace and at the Albion I see a lot of similarities. Before anyone starts saying we don't care about Palace and don't want to know....you should. Two Chairmen, Parish and Bloom, with similar problems. Two managers, Pulis and Sami both have/had similar problems.
The problem is that Palace have been close to going bust a couple of times before so Parish has to be very careful with the finances...not to mention that, even if they spent £40-£50M on players there is no guarantee they would stay up and it would destroy them if they got relegated with huge salaries. If Palace can stay up by the thinnest of margins, then they will take that. Problem is, the playing staff is not the only area of the club that needs money spent on it....most of Palace's facilities like training ground, stadium etc all need significant amounts of money spent on them as they have not had much done to them for a long time. I can see why Pulis wasn't happy but I can understand Parish's position too.
Maybe this is relevant to our signings situation? Bring on the Thumbs down. ;-)
Parish has got more ambition though, he made sure palace got to the premier league whereas Bloom would be happy to see us in the conference if he thought he could get away with it. As long as 25,000 keep showing up at home games to keep the money rolling in he doesn't care. It's all about the business not the entertainment.
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: This is a bit off topic but reflecting on the situation at Palace and at the Albion I see a lot of similarities. Before anyone starts saying we don't care about Palace and don't want to know....you should. Two Chairmen, Parish and Bloom, with similar problems. Two managers, Pulis and Sami both have/had similar problems. The problem is that Palace have been close to going bust a couple of times before so Parish has to be very careful with the finances...not to mention that, even if they spent £40-£50M on players there is no guarantee they would stay up and it would destroy them if they got relegated with huge salaries. If Palace can stay up by the thinnest of margins, then they will take that. Problem is, the playing staff is not the only area of the club that needs money spent on it....most of Palace's facilities like training ground, stadium etc all need significant amounts of money spent on them as they have not had much done to them for a long time. I can see why Pulis wasn't happy but I can understand Parish's position too. Maybe this is relevant to our signings situation? Bring on the Thumbs down. ;-)[/p][/quote]Parish has got more ambition though, he made sure palace got to the premier league whereas Bloom would be happy to see us in the conference if he thought he could get away with it. As long as 25,000 keep showing up at home games to keep the money rolling in he doesn't care. It's all about the business not the entertainment. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -17

9:32am Sat 16 Aug 14

Claude Back says...

thebigun wrote:
SIMPLE isn,t it score one more goal than them
Yes, I'd go with that. Masterplan. ;-)
[quote][p][bold]thebigun[/bold] wrote: SIMPLE isn,t it score one more goal than them[/p][/quote]Yes, I'd go with that. Masterplan. ;-) Claude Back
  • Score: 2

9:34am Sat 16 Aug 14

SeagullOverSelsey says...

Stockdale
Calderon Greer Dunk Hughes
Bruno Ince Tex LuaLua
CMS
COG
Stockdale Calderon Greer Dunk Hughes Bruno Ince Tex LuaLua CMS COG SeagullOverSelsey
  • Score: 5

9:34am Sat 16 Aug 14

Hardy the Seagull says...

Give Tex a go. Looks good on YouTube!
Give Tex a go. Looks good on YouTube! Hardy the Seagull
  • Score: 4

9:56am Sat 16 Aug 14

brightonup says...

Claude Back wrote:
This is a bit off topic but reflecting on the situation at Palace and at the Albion I see a lot of similarities. Before anyone starts saying we don't care about Palace and don't want to know....you should. Two Chairmen, Parish and Bloom, with similar problems. Two managers, Pulis and Sami both have/had similar problems.
The problem is that Palace have been close to going bust a couple of times before so Parish has to be very careful with the finances...not to mention that, even if they spent £40-£50M on players there is no guarantee they would stay up and it would destroy them if they got relegated with huge salaries. If Palace can stay up by the thinnest of margins, then they will take that. Problem is, the playing staff is not the only area of the club that needs money spent on it....most of Palace's facilities like training ground, stadium etc all need significant amounts of money spent on them as they have not had much done to them for a long time. I can see why Pulis wasn't happy but I can understand Parish's position too.
Maybe this is relevant to our signings situation? Bring on the Thumbs down. ;-)
Not at all.
This is a well thought out and articulated view, and I agree.
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: This is a bit off topic but reflecting on the situation at Palace and at the Albion I see a lot of similarities. Before anyone starts saying we don't care about Palace and don't want to know....you should. Two Chairmen, Parish and Bloom, with similar problems. Two managers, Pulis and Sami both have/had similar problems. The problem is that Palace have been close to going bust a couple of times before so Parish has to be very careful with the finances...not to mention that, even if they spent £40-£50M on players there is no guarantee they would stay up and it would destroy them if they got relegated with huge salaries. If Palace can stay up by the thinnest of margins, then they will take that. Problem is, the playing staff is not the only area of the club that needs money spent on it....most of Palace's facilities like training ground, stadium etc all need significant amounts of money spent on them as they have not had much done to them for a long time. I can see why Pulis wasn't happy but I can understand Parish's position too. Maybe this is relevant to our signings situation? Bring on the Thumbs down. ;-)[/p][/quote]Not at all. This is a well thought out and articulated view, and I agree. brightonup
  • Score: 2

9:58am Sat 16 Aug 14

Max Ripple says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
This is a bit off topic but reflecting on the situation at Palace and at the Albion I see a lot of similarities. Before anyone starts saying we don't care about Palace and don't want to know....you should. Two Chairmen, Parish and Bloom, with similar problems. Two managers, Pulis and Sami both have/had similar problems.
The problem is that Palace have been close to going bust a couple of times before so Parish has to be very careful with the finances...not to mention that, even if they spent £40-£50M on players there is no guarantee they would stay up and it would destroy them if they got relegated with huge salaries. If Palace can stay up by the thinnest of margins, then they will take that. Problem is, the playing staff is not the only area of the club that needs money spent on it....most of Palace's facilities like training ground, stadium etc all need significant amounts of money spent on them as they have not had much done to them for a long time. I can see why Pulis wasn't happy but I can understand Parish's position too.
Maybe this is relevant to our signings situation? Bring on the Thumbs down. ;-)
Parish has got more ambition though, he made sure palace got to the premier league whereas Bloom would be happy to see us in the conference if he thought he could get away with it. As long as 25,000 keep showing up at home games to keep the money rolling in he doesn't care. It's all about the business not the entertainment.
Parish got them there but only via a similar route to the way that we nearly made it a couple of seasons back. Playoffs. Very close and don't forget we had more points than them at the end of the season proper. We were pretty **** close. You can't really say that he "made sure they got to the premier league" - he did no more than TB had at that time but just didn't have to contend with with the petulant Poyet and S***gate which threw all plans out of the window.
I agree that there are similarities between the two situations.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: This is a bit off topic but reflecting on the situation at Palace and at the Albion I see a lot of similarities. Before anyone starts saying we don't care about Palace and don't want to know....you should. Two Chairmen, Parish and Bloom, with similar problems. Two managers, Pulis and Sami both have/had similar problems. The problem is that Palace have been close to going bust a couple of times before so Parish has to be very careful with the finances...not to mention that, even if they spent £40-£50M on players there is no guarantee they would stay up and it would destroy them if they got relegated with huge salaries. If Palace can stay up by the thinnest of margins, then they will take that. Problem is, the playing staff is not the only area of the club that needs money spent on it....most of Palace's facilities like training ground, stadium etc all need significant amounts of money spent on them as they have not had much done to them for a long time. I can see why Pulis wasn't happy but I can understand Parish's position too. Maybe this is relevant to our signings situation? Bring on the Thumbs down. ;-)[/p][/quote]Parish has got more ambition though, he made sure palace got to the premier league whereas Bloom would be happy to see us in the conference if he thought he could get away with it. As long as 25,000 keep showing up at home games to keep the money rolling in he doesn't care. It's all about the business not the entertainment.[/p][/quote]Parish got them there but only via a similar route to the way that we nearly made it a couple of seasons back. Playoffs. Very close and don't forget we had more points than them at the end of the season proper. We were pretty **** close. You can't really say that he "made sure they got to the premier league" - he did no more than TB had at that time but just didn't have to contend with with the petulant Poyet and S***gate which threw all plans out of the window. I agree that there are similarities between the two situations. Max Ripple
  • Score: -1

10:02am Sat 16 Aug 14

brightonup says...

Max Ripple wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
This is a bit off topic but reflecting on the situation at Palace and at the Albion I see a lot of similarities. Before anyone starts saying we don't care about Palace and don't want to know....you should. Two Chairmen, Parish and Bloom, with similar problems. Two managers, Pulis and Sami both have/had similar problems.
The problem is that Palace have been close to going bust a couple of times before so Parish has to be very careful with the finances...not to mention that, even if they spent £40-£50M on players there is no guarantee they would stay up and it would destroy them if they got relegated with huge salaries. If Palace can stay up by the thinnest of margins, then they will take that. Problem is, the playing staff is not the only area of the club that needs money spent on it....most of Palace's facilities like training ground, stadium etc all need significant amounts of money spent on them as they have not had much done to them for a long time. I can see why Pulis wasn't happy but I can understand Parish's position too.
Maybe this is relevant to our signings situation? Bring on the Thumbs down. ;-)
Parish has got more ambition though, he made sure palace got to the premier league whereas Bloom would be happy to see us in the conference if he thought he could get away with it. As long as 25,000 keep showing up at home games to keep the money rolling in he doesn't care. It's all about the business not the entertainment.
Parish got them there but only via a similar route to the way that we nearly made it a couple of seasons back. Playoffs. Very close and don't forget we had more points than them at the end of the season proper. We were pretty **** close. You can't really say that he "made sure they got to the premier league" - he did no more than TB had at that time but just didn't have to contend with with the petulant Poyet and S***gate which threw all plans out of the window.
I agree that there are similarities between the two situations.
He's a WUM.
Please ignore.
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: This is a bit off topic but reflecting on the situation at Palace and at the Albion I see a lot of similarities. Before anyone starts saying we don't care about Palace and don't want to know....you should. Two Chairmen, Parish and Bloom, with similar problems. Two managers, Pulis and Sami both have/had similar problems. The problem is that Palace have been close to going bust a couple of times before so Parish has to be very careful with the finances...not to mention that, even if they spent £40-£50M on players there is no guarantee they would stay up and it would destroy them if they got relegated with huge salaries. If Palace can stay up by the thinnest of margins, then they will take that. Problem is, the playing staff is not the only area of the club that needs money spent on it....most of Palace's facilities like training ground, stadium etc all need significant amounts of money spent on them as they have not had much done to them for a long time. I can see why Pulis wasn't happy but I can understand Parish's position too. Maybe this is relevant to our signings situation? Bring on the Thumbs down. ;-)[/p][/quote]Parish has got more ambition though, he made sure palace got to the premier league whereas Bloom would be happy to see us in the conference if he thought he could get away with it. As long as 25,000 keep showing up at home games to keep the money rolling in he doesn't care. It's all about the business not the entertainment.[/p][/quote]Parish got them there but only via a similar route to the way that we nearly made it a couple of seasons back. Playoffs. Very close and don't forget we had more points than them at the end of the season proper. We were pretty **** close. You can't really say that he "made sure they got to the premier league" - he did no more than TB had at that time but just didn't have to contend with with the petulant Poyet and S***gate which threw all plans out of the window. I agree that there are similarities between the two situations.[/p][/quote]He's a WUM. Please ignore. brightonup
  • Score: 0

10:29am Sat 16 Aug 14

i_am_marmalade says...

Stockdale
Calderon Greer Hughes Dunk
Tex Ince Toko LuaLua
CMS COG
Stockdale Calderon Greer Hughes Dunk Tex Ince Toko LuaLua CMS COG i_am_marmalade
  • Score: 0

10:40am Sat 16 Aug 14

Rhodes Seagull says...

How would you plan to beat the Blues?
Spend some of the money on players that the manager wants and needs!!!!!
How would you plan to beat the Blues? Spend some of the money on players that the manager wants and needs!!!!! Rhodes Seagull
  • Score: 0

10:47am Sat 16 Aug 14

Hardy the Seagull says...

i_am_marmalade wrote:
Stockdale
Calderon Greer Hughes Dunk
Tex Ince Toko LuaLua
CMS COG
Three CB? Caldi LB and Bruno RB for me. Be nice to see Toko it there tho.
[quote][p][bold]i_am_marmalade[/bold] wrote: Stockdale Calderon Greer Hughes Dunk Tex Ince Toko LuaLua CMS COG[/p][/quote]Three CB? Caldi LB and Bruno RB for me. Be nice to see Toko it there tho. Hardy the Seagull
  • Score: 1

11:02am Sat 16 Aug 14

bbb1969 says...

Stockdale
Bruno Greer Hughes Chicksen
Kaz Ince Toko Tex
CMS
COG

bench: Walton, Dunk, Calde, JFC, Augustien, Maski
Tex can play lm and can also cut in. Ince and Toki the winners of first and second balls in mf and gives us a power core.
Stockdale Bruno Greer Hughes Chicksen Kaz Ince Toko Tex CMS COG bench: Walton, Dunk, Calde, JFC, Augustien, Maski Tex can play lm and can also cut in. Ince and Toki the winners of first and second balls in mf and gives us a power core. bbb1969
  • Score: 2

11:29am Sat 16 Aug 14

Seagulls via LCFC says...

Hardy the Seagull wrote:
i_am_marmalade wrote:
Stockdale
Calderon Greer Hughes Dunk
Tex Ince Toko LuaLua
CMS COG
Three CB? Caldi LB and Bruno RB for me. Be nice to see Toko it there tho.
as above but Chicksen for Dunk and March for Toko, if he is fit. Bruno for Calderon at half time. Chicksen deserves a good run to see what he can do. Tex and Lua Lua should add something exciting (or am I getting carried away?).
[quote][p][bold]Hardy the Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]i_am_marmalade[/bold] wrote: Stockdale Calderon Greer Hughes Dunk Tex Ince Toko LuaLua CMS COG[/p][/quote]Three CB? Caldi LB and Bruno RB for me. Be nice to see Toko it there tho.[/p][/quote]as above but Chicksen for Dunk and March for Toko, if he is fit. Bruno for Calderon at half time. Chicksen deserves a good run to see what he can do. Tex and Lua Lua should add something exciting (or am I getting carried away?). Seagulls via LCFC
  • Score: 1

11:39am Sat 16 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Max Ripple wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
This is a bit off topic but reflecting on the situation at Palace and at the Albion I see a lot of similarities. Before anyone starts saying we don't care about Palace and don't want to know....you should. Two Chairmen, Parish and Bloom, with similar problems. Two managers, Pulis and Sami both have/had similar problems.
The problem is that Palace have been close to going bust a couple of times before so Parish has to be very careful with the finances...not to mention that, even if they spent £40-£50M on players there is no guarantee they would stay up and it would destroy them if they got relegated with huge salaries. If Palace can stay up by the thinnest of margins, then they will take that. Problem is, the playing staff is not the only area of the club that needs money spent on it....most of Palace's facilities like training ground, stadium etc all need significant amounts of money spent on them as they have not had much done to them for a long time. I can see why Pulis wasn't happy but I can understand Parish's position too.
Maybe this is relevant to our signings situation? Bring on the Thumbs down. ;-)
Parish has got more ambition though, he made sure palace got to the premier league whereas Bloom would be happy to see us in the conference if he thought he could get away with it. As long as 25,000 keep showing up at home games to keep the money rolling in he doesn't care. It's all about the business not the entertainment.
Parish got them there but only via a similar route to the way that we nearly made it a couple of seasons back. Playoffs. Very close and don't forget we had more points than them at the end of the season proper. We were pretty **** close. You can't really say that he "made sure they got to the premier league" - he did no more than TB had at that time but just didn't have to contend with with the petulant Poyet and S***gate which threw all plans out of the window.
I agree that there are similarities between the two situations.
I believe that if Parish were in charge of the albion and Bloom were in charge of Palace then we'd be in the premier league not them. Palace are not saddled with trying to repay their owner for a stadium, but even if they were I believe they would find a way to increase income by outside investment. This is why I say that Bloom isn't really bothered about making sure the fans are entertained. He wants his money and if that means barely having a team to put out then so be it.
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: This is a bit off topic but reflecting on the situation at Palace and at the Albion I see a lot of similarities. Before anyone starts saying we don't care about Palace and don't want to know....you should. Two Chairmen, Parish and Bloom, with similar problems. Two managers, Pulis and Sami both have/had similar problems. The problem is that Palace have been close to going bust a couple of times before so Parish has to be very careful with the finances...not to mention that, even if they spent £40-£50M on players there is no guarantee they would stay up and it would destroy them if they got relegated with huge salaries. If Palace can stay up by the thinnest of margins, then they will take that. Problem is, the playing staff is not the only area of the club that needs money spent on it....most of Palace's facilities like training ground, stadium etc all need significant amounts of money spent on them as they have not had much done to them for a long time. I can see why Pulis wasn't happy but I can understand Parish's position too. Maybe this is relevant to our signings situation? Bring on the Thumbs down. ;-)[/p][/quote]Parish has got more ambition though, he made sure palace got to the premier league whereas Bloom would be happy to see us in the conference if he thought he could get away with it. As long as 25,000 keep showing up at home games to keep the money rolling in he doesn't care. It's all about the business not the entertainment.[/p][/quote]Parish got them there but only via a similar route to the way that we nearly made it a couple of seasons back. Playoffs. Very close and don't forget we had more points than them at the end of the season proper. We were pretty **** close. You can't really say that he "made sure they got to the premier league" - he did no more than TB had at that time but just didn't have to contend with with the petulant Poyet and S***gate which threw all plans out of the window. I agree that there are similarities between the two situations.[/p][/quote]I believe that if Parish were in charge of the albion and Bloom were in charge of Palace then we'd be in the premier league not them. Palace are not saddled with trying to repay their owner for a stadium, but even if they were I believe they would find a way to increase income by outside investment. This is why I say that Bloom isn't really bothered about making sure the fans are entertained. He wants his money and if that means barely having a team to put out then so be it. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -1

11:46am Sat 16 Aug 14

Cliify0002 says...

Does anyone really think we can beat Birmingham, the moral will be rock bottom for a start I just hope it's not a smashing sorry but being realistic. Maybe it will make the suits buy who knows
Does anyone really think we can beat Birmingham, the moral will be rock bottom for a start I just hope it's not a smashing sorry but being realistic. Maybe it will make the suits buy who knows Cliify0002
  • Score: -1

11:49am Sat 16 Aug 14

pte says...

This season should be interesting. I'm confident we won't get relegated and be around mid table
This season should be interesting. I'm confident we won't get relegated and be around mid table pte
  • Score: 0

11:59am Sat 16 Aug 14

Piglet1 says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
This is a bit off topic but reflecting on the situation at Palace and at the Albion I see a lot of similarities. Before anyone starts saying we don't care about Palace and don't want to know....you should. Two Chairmen, Parish and Bloom, with similar problems. Two managers, Pulis and Sami both have/had similar problems.
The problem is that Palace have been close to going bust a couple of times before so Parish has to be very careful with the finances...not to mention that, even if they spent £40-£50M on players there is no guarantee they would stay up and it would destroy them if they got relegated with huge salaries. If Palace can stay up by the thinnest of margins, then they will take that. Problem is, the playing staff is not the only area of the club that needs money spent on it....most of Palace's facilities like training ground, stadium etc all need significant amounts of money spent on them as they have not had much done to them for a long time. I can see why Pulis wasn't happy but I can understand Parish's position too.
Maybe this is relevant to our signings situation? Bring on the Thumbs down. ;-)
Parish has got more ambition though, he made sure palace got to the premier league whereas Bloom would be happy to see us in the conference if he thought he could get away with it. As long as 25,000 keep showing up at home games to keep the money rolling in he doesn't care. It's all about the business not the entertainment.
You went to eastbourne borough a few days ago remember?
So no need to comment on our team now. Goodbye.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: This is a bit off topic but reflecting on the situation at Palace and at the Albion I see a lot of similarities. Before anyone starts saying we don't care about Palace and don't want to know....you should. Two Chairmen, Parish and Bloom, with similar problems. Two managers, Pulis and Sami both have/had similar problems. The problem is that Palace have been close to going bust a couple of times before so Parish has to be very careful with the finances...not to mention that, even if they spent £40-£50M on players there is no guarantee they would stay up and it would destroy them if they got relegated with huge salaries. If Palace can stay up by the thinnest of margins, then they will take that. Problem is, the playing staff is not the only area of the club that needs money spent on it....most of Palace's facilities like training ground, stadium etc all need significant amounts of money spent on them as they have not had much done to them for a long time. I can see why Pulis wasn't happy but I can understand Parish's position too. Maybe this is relevant to our signings situation? Bring on the Thumbs down. ;-)[/p][/quote]Parish has got more ambition though, he made sure palace got to the premier league whereas Bloom would be happy to see us in the conference if he thought he could get away with it. As long as 25,000 keep showing up at home games to keep the money rolling in he doesn't care. It's all about the business not the entertainment.[/p][/quote]You went to eastbourne borough a few days ago remember? So no need to comment on our team now. Goodbye. Piglet1
  • Score: 0

12:10pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Kit Napier's Beard says...

At the moment the team are very lightweight and there are no apparent replacements in the offing . To win a match you need to score goals and with cms and O'Grady upfront I cannot see it happening soon. We need a big centre forward who will deal with crosses and generally annoy defenders into mistakes and neither of the above appear to have these attributes. Glenn Murray, Chris Wood, Bobby Z or even David Nugent would do nicely IMO rather like when Leo was firing on all cylinders and goal scoring was easy again. Perhaps Liverpool have a spare big centre forward we could loan?
At the moment the team are very lightweight and there are no apparent replacements in the offing . To win a match you need to score goals and with cms and O'Grady upfront I cannot see it happening soon. We need a big centre forward who will deal with crosses and generally annoy defenders into mistakes and neither of the above appear to have these attributes. Glenn Murray, Chris Wood, Bobby Z or even David Nugent would do nicely IMO rather like when Leo was firing on all cylinders and goal scoring was easy again. Perhaps Liverpool have a spare big centre forward we could loan? Kit Napier's Beard
  • Score: 1

12:17pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Piglet1 wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Claude Back wrote: This is a bit off topic but reflecting on the situation at Palace and at the Albion I see a lot of similarities. Before anyone starts saying we don't care about Palace and don't want to know....you should. Two Chairmen, Parish and Bloom, with similar problems. Two managers, Pulis and Sami both have/had similar problems. The problem is that Palace have been close to going bust a couple of times before so Parish has to be very careful with the finances...not to mention that, even if they spent £40-£50M on players there is no guarantee they would stay up and it would destroy them if they got relegated with huge salaries. If Palace can stay up by the thinnest of margins, then they will take that. Problem is, the playing staff is not the only area of the club that needs money spent on it....most of Palace's facilities like training ground, stadium etc all need significant amounts of money spent on them as they have not had much done to them for a long time. I can see why Pulis wasn't happy but I can understand Parish's position too. Maybe this is relevant to our signings situation? Bring on the Thumbs down. ;-)
Parish has got more ambition though, he made sure palace got to the premier league whereas Bloom would be happy to see us in the conference if he thought he could get away with it. As long as 25,000 keep showing up at home games to keep the money rolling in he doesn't care. It's all about the business not the entertainment.
You went to eastbourne borough a few days ago remember? So no need to comment on our team now. Goodbye.
I can still offer expert views though, yes big game at Weston super mare today, plans and ambitions are afoot, no empty promises and false dawns, the suits at the albion should take note.
[quote][p][bold]Piglet1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: This is a bit off topic but reflecting on the situation at Palace and at the Albion I see a lot of similarities. Before anyone starts saying we don't care about Palace and don't want to know....you should. Two Chairmen, Parish and Bloom, with similar problems. Two managers, Pulis and Sami both have/had similar problems. The problem is that Palace have been close to going bust a couple of times before so Parish has to be very careful with the finances...not to mention that, even if they spent £40-£50M on players there is no guarantee they would stay up and it would destroy them if they got relegated with huge salaries. If Palace can stay up by the thinnest of margins, then they will take that. Problem is, the playing staff is not the only area of the club that needs money spent on it....most of Palace's facilities like training ground, stadium etc all need significant amounts of money spent on them as they have not had much done to them for a long time. I can see why Pulis wasn't happy but I can understand Parish's position too. Maybe this is relevant to our signings situation? Bring on the Thumbs down. ;-)[/p][/quote]Parish has got more ambition though, he made sure palace got to the premier league whereas Bloom would be happy to see us in the conference if he thought he could get away with it. As long as 25,000 keep showing up at home games to keep the money rolling in he doesn't care. It's all about the business not the entertainment.[/p][/quote]You went to eastbourne borough a few days ago remember? So no need to comment on our team now. Goodbye.[/p][/quote]I can still offer expert views though, yes big game at Weston super mare today, plans and ambitions are afoot, no empty promises and false dawns, the suits at the albion should take note. Mayfield sweeper
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12:50pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Kit Napier's Beard says...

Lingard starting for Man U so unlikely not to be in their 25 squad . Time for Mr Burke to crank up the brain cells and think elsewhere!!
Lingard starting for Man U so unlikely not to be in their 25 squad . Time for Mr Burke to crank up the brain cells and think elsewhere!! Kit Napier's Beard
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12:58pm Sat 16 Aug 14

tug509 says...

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1:04pm Sat 16 Aug 14

tug509 says...

Kit Napier's Beard wrote:
Lingard starting for Man U so unlikely not to be in their 25 squad . Time for Mr Burke to crank up the brain cells and think elsewhere!!
Strewth Kit ,not only have we got to hope he finds some players ,now we got to wait for him to find some brain cells as well !
[quote][p][bold]Kit Napier's Beard[/bold] wrote: Lingard starting for Man U so unlikely not to be in their 25 squad . Time for Mr Burke to crank up the brain cells and think elsewhere!![/p][/quote]Strewth Kit ,not only have we got to hope he finds some players ,now we got to wait for him to find some brain cells as well ! tug509
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1:12pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Kit Napier's Beard says...

tug509 wrote:
Kit Napier's Beard wrote:
Lingard starting for Man U so unlikely not to be in their 25 squad . Time for Mr Burke to crank up the brain cells and think elsewhere!!
Strewth Kit ,not only have we got to hope he finds some players ,now we got to wait for him to find some brain cells as well !
True, perhaps players before brain cells tho. By the way has anyone even seen this Mr Burke ?
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kit Napier's Beard[/bold] wrote: Lingard starting for Man U so unlikely not to be in their 25 squad . Time for Mr Burke to crank up the brain cells and think elsewhere!![/p][/quote]Strewth Kit ,not only have we got to hope he finds some players ,now we got to wait for him to find some brain cells as well ![/p][/quote]True, perhaps players before brain cells tho. By the way has anyone even seen this Mr Burke ? Kit Napier's Beard
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2:10pm Sat 16 Aug 14

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

Kit Napier's Beard wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Kit Napier's Beard wrote:
Lingard starting for Man U so unlikely not to be in their 25 squad . Time for Mr Burke to crank up the brain cells and think elsewhere!!
Strewth Kit ,not only have we got to hope he finds some players ,now we got to wait for him to find some brain cells as well !
True, perhaps players before brain cells tho. By the way has anyone even seen this Mr Burke ?
Just check youtube(lol).
He looks awsome
http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=s7lOGdYzv
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[quote][p][bold]Kit Napier's Beard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kit Napier's Beard[/bold] wrote: Lingard starting for Man U so unlikely not to be in their 25 squad . Time for Mr Burke to crank up the brain cells and think elsewhere!![/p][/quote]Strewth Kit ,not only have we got to hope he finds some players ,now we got to wait for him to find some brain cells as well ![/p][/quote]True, perhaps players before brain cells tho. By the way has anyone even seen this Mr Burke ?[/p][/quote]Just check youtube(lol). He looks awsome http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=s7lOGdYzv 0U don't wanna do it like that
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