Talking point: Are you worried about Albion's season? Or is it still early days?

Inigo Calderon gets a talking to

Inigo Calderon gets a talking to

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Albion are still pointless and goalless in the Championship tonight.

They followed a 1-0 reverse at home to Sheffield Wednesday with defeat by the same score at Birmingham City today.

There was little to commend about the performance in a drab match between two poor teams at St Andrew’s.

But new signing Joao Teixeira looked confident on the ball when he was sent on off the bench.

So how are you feeling now? Is it a case of early days, too soon to judge, keep the faith?

Or do you feel it is time to worry? And are you concerned not only that Albion have lost twice but also by who they have lost to?

There will be some strong opinions among Albion’s support this evening.

Share your views with us.

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6:09pm Sat 16 Aug 14

MHubbs says...

Currently, no depth in squad, no creative players, no decent striker and no quality. Who wouldn't be worried?
Currently, no depth in squad, no creative players, no decent striker and no quality. Who wouldn't be worried? MHubbs
  • Score: 93

6:15pm Sat 16 Aug 14

greenwichelite says...

We will be relegated
We will be relegated greenwichelite
  • Score: 4

6:16pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

In answer to the two questions posed: Yes and no.
Thanks.
In answer to the two questions posed: Yes and no. Thanks. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 6

6:17pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Uckfield Seagull says...

Sami you have the support of 99% of BHA fans, however our board do not. Tony Bloom is a very good chairman but David Burke has to go, our transfer policy since Gus left has been horrid, Gus and Oscar must of left due to this man, if we are skint Tony tell us why we are, we deserve that, this is going to be a long hard season unless things dramatically change. Worse team for 10 years, have replaced quality with rubbish to be honest, you have brilliant fans Brighton, dont take us for mugs and come clean
Sami you have the support of 99% of BHA fans, however our board do not. Tony Bloom is a very good chairman but David Burke has to go, our transfer policy since Gus left has been horrid, Gus and Oscar must of left due to this man, if we are skint Tony tell us why we are, we deserve that, this is going to be a long hard season unless things dramatically change. Worse team for 10 years, have replaced quality with rubbish to be honest, you have brilliant fans Brighton, dont take us for mugs and come clean Uckfield Seagull
  • Score: 115

6:20pm Sat 16 Aug 14

sjonesbb says...

YES!!!!
YES!!!! sjonesbb
  • Score: 22

6:21pm Sat 16 Aug 14

sussexram40 says...

Read the comments in everyh other Albion thread.
The fans opinions are clear.
Read the comments in everyh other Albion thread. The fans opinions are clear. sussexram40
  • Score: 17

6:21pm Sat 16 Aug 14

championshipgull says...

Can always get some strange results the first few games. We lost our first two games last season. . At least we won our first cup game this year so you could argue we are better off. The new players coming in have taken on a bit more of an urgency though. last year it was injuries this year we haven't got them all. Put me down as a Not Worried (Yet)
Can always get some strange results the first few games. We lost our first two games last season. . At least we won our first cup game this year so you could argue we are better off. The new players coming in have taken on a bit more of an urgency though. last year it was injuries this year we haven't got them all. Put me down as a Not Worried (Yet) championshipgull
  • Score: -8

6:22pm Sat 16 Aug 14

namgo49 says...

Only if Barber stays.
Only if Barber stays. namgo49
  • Score: 20

6:24pm Sat 16 Aug 14

SuperSeagull92 says...

Simple answer: yes of course the fans are worried! The squad is poor, the transfer policy is poor, the men in charge of the club are poor and (yes although we hav only had 3 games) i havent seen much from hyppia in terms of tactics and personality that makes me think hes any different!
Simple answer: yes of course the fans are worried! The squad is poor, the transfer policy is poor, the men in charge of the club are poor and (yes although we hav only had 3 games) i havent seen much from hyppia in terms of tactics and personality that makes me think hes any different! SuperSeagull92
  • Score: 46

6:25pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Sid East Brighton says...

Don't think Barber's the problem. It's the Burke Man
Don't think Barber's the problem. It's the Burke Man Sid East Brighton
  • Score: 38

6:25pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Hove Actually says...

was sent on off the bench.....
Who is writing this rubbish
was sent on off the bench..... Who is writing this rubbish Hove Actually
  • Score: 8

6:26pm Sat 16 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

Nope, it's not how you start a season that counts, it's how you finish it.
Nope, it's not how you start a season that counts, it's how you finish it. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -3

6:31pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Cliify0002 says...

I think the worry started the moment we became manager less at the end of last season. Something is seriously wrong with the club . It is time someone addressed the people who in effect pay their wages. I I performed interject have I'd be sacked
But worried isn't what brighton a fans are they feel lied too and totaly disillusioned as well as worried .
I think the worry started the moment we became manager less at the end of last season. Something is seriously wrong with the club . It is time someone addressed the people who in effect pay their wages. I I performed interject have I'd be sacked But worried isn't what brighton a fans are they feel lied too and totaly disillusioned as well as worried . Cliify0002
  • Score: -6

6:32pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Cliify0002 says...

If I performede they have I wod be sacked . Sorry for the auto correct
If I performede they have I wod be sacked . Sorry for the auto correct Cliify0002
  • Score: -5

6:33pm Sat 16 Aug 14

sussexram40 says...

Worried isn't a strong enough word for how a lot of fans feel.
I hate to think what will erupt if we play poorly again and lose again at Leeds on Tues evening.
Tuesdays match is a bit like a cup final.
Worried isn't a strong enough word for how a lot of fans feel. I hate to think what will erupt if we play poorly again and lose again at Leeds on Tues evening. Tuesdays match is a bit like a cup final. sussexram40
  • Score: -3

6:34pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Hove Actually wrote:
was sent on off the bench.....
Who is writing this rubbish
Brian Owen - and yes the reporting is awful too. I think the last time any of us wrote single sentences that merited new paragraphs was in junior school.
Sorry, but I'm generally hacked off and seeing nothing positive in anything.
[quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: was sent on off the bench..... Who is writing this rubbish[/p][/quote]Brian Owen - and yes the reporting is awful too. I think the last time any of us wrote single sentences that merited new paragraphs was in junior school. Sorry, but I'm generally hacked off and seeing nothing positive in anything. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 8

6:35pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Never_Wrong says...

Useless manager, useless team, great facilities. I hope the 3B's can get some decent players in soon.
Useless manager, useless team, great facilities. I hope the 3B's can get some decent players in soon. Never_Wrong
  • Score: -8

6:38pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Never_Wrong wrote:
Useless manager, useless team, great facilities. I hope the 3B's can get some decent players in soon.
I really don't think you can blame the manager. Hands tied...
[quote][p][bold]Never_Wrong[/bold] wrote: Useless manager, useless team, great facilities. I hope the 3B's can get some decent players in soon.[/p][/quote]I really don't think you can blame the manager. Hands tied... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 28

6:38pm Sat 16 Aug 14

hannover seagull says...

The lads on the pitch today tried hard but the quality is missing
A yard in front of the the ball a yard behind and no real threat albeit a bit of pressure at times
Tax had a go but, when you consider that he was loaned on Friday and played today,it just about sums everything up about the failings of Barber and Burke
how the hell have we come to this
Real admiration for the 1000 plus Albion fans at Brum today but sadly we have all sunk into a sense of resignation about the clubs ambition this season
We need some sort of statement from the club as to why this has happened and finally stop counting pennies and spend some pounds for a change not on infrastructure but on the field
BHA forever but not the board
The lads on the pitch today tried hard but the quality is missing A yard in front of the the ball a yard behind and no real threat albeit a bit of pressure at times Tax had a go but, when you consider that he was loaned on Friday and played today,it just about sums everything up about the failings of Barber and Burke how the hell have we come to this Real admiration for the 1000 plus Albion fans at Brum today but sadly we have all sunk into a sense of resignation about the clubs ambition this season We need some sort of statement from the club as to why this has happened and finally stop counting pennies and spend some pounds for a change not on infrastructure but on the field BHA forever but not the board hannover seagull
  • Score: 52

6:38pm Sat 16 Aug 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

Uckfield Seagull wrote:
Sami you have the support of 99% of BHA fans, however our board do not. Tony Bloom is a very good chairman but David Burke has to go, our transfer policy since Gus left has been horrid, Gus and Oscar must of left due to this man, if we are skint Tony tell us why we are, we deserve that, this is going to be a long hard season unless things dramatically change. Worse team for 10 years, have replaced quality with rubbish to be honest, you have brilliant fans Brighton, dont take us for mugs and come clean
If he's such a good chairman why did he appoint two people who clearly don't cut the mustard? I agree he is a very generous supporter who was willing to sink his cash into building the finest facilities we could imagine.

However, I'm not sure he is a 'people person' since he's never run a big business structure like this.

Let's see how long it takes him to realise that these people are not what he keeps cracking them up to be. Also, does he think supporters can't see for themselves. It reminds me of when the Archer appointed Bellotti to be his paid spokesman and then Liam Brady, who despite being one of the greatest midfield footballers, was a nothing as a manager. Remember how the fans swooned over him and thought that Archer was truly interested in taking the club forward. Same thing is happening I fear.

Let's see when 31st August arrives!
[quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: Sami you have the support of 99% of BHA fans, however our board do not. Tony Bloom is a very good chairman but David Burke has to go, our transfer policy since Gus left has been horrid, Gus and Oscar must of left due to this man, if we are skint Tony tell us why we are, we deserve that, this is going to be a long hard season unless things dramatically change. Worse team for 10 years, have replaced quality with rubbish to be honest, you have brilliant fans Brighton, dont take us for mugs and come clean[/p][/quote]If he's such a good chairman why did he appoint two people who clearly don't cut the mustard? I agree he is a very generous supporter who was willing to sink his cash into building the finest facilities we could imagine. However, I'm not sure he is a 'people person' since he's never run a big business structure like this. Let's see how long it takes him to realise that these people are not what he keeps cracking them up to be. Also, does he think supporters can't see for themselves. It reminds me of when the Archer appointed Bellotti to be his paid spokesman and then Liam Brady, who despite being one of the greatest midfield footballers, was a nothing as a manager. Remember how the fans swooned over him and thought that Archer was truly interested in taking the club forward. Same thing is happening I fear. Let's see when 31st August arrives! WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 13

6:42pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Quiterie says...

2 defeats, against 2 teams who narrowly avoided relegation last season.

Lost today against a team who haven't won at home for 18 games and nearly a year.

No goals.

Best players sold and not replaced.

Season tickets sales 7% down.

New manager who looks and sounds disillusioned.

Worried?
I've got the Samaritans on speed dial!!!!
2 defeats, against 2 teams who narrowly avoided relegation last season. Lost today against a team who haven't won at home for 18 games and nearly a year. No goals. Best players sold and not replaced. Season tickets sales 7% down. New manager who looks and sounds disillusioned. Worried? I've got the Samaritans on speed dial!!!! Quiterie
  • Score: 70

6:44pm Sat 16 Aug 14

mark by the sea says...

Two weeks to go, at that time we hit 4-5 quality sides, let's judge the squad in November.
Vegas we will be 9- 12 points off the leaders come 31st.. How is that acceptable ?
Two weeks to go, at that time we hit 4-5 quality sides, let's judge the squad in November. Vegas we will be 9- 12 points off the leaders come 31st.. How is that acceptable ? mark by the sea
  • Score: 8

6:51pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Your looking good dutch says...

I see that forests new signing bagged 2 today. You get in Life what you pay for. You buy cheap crap, or You buy quality and well it speaks for itself. We had the money before forest go there's from Newcastle. Mabye we should have got the lad from Peterborough. The suits are showing no ambition.
I see that forests new signing bagged 2 today. You get in Life what you pay for. You buy cheap crap, or You buy quality and well it speaks for itself. We had the money before forest go there's from Newcastle. Mabye we should have got the lad from Peterborough. The suits are showing no ambition. Your looking good dutch
  • Score: 36

6:56pm Sat 16 Aug 14

bbb1969 says...

We will lose at leeds cos we will not have players in by then and if we do then they have to gel and fit in.
Likewise the squad we have; it will take a while before they gel. It's a simple equation really, if you have no team before the season starts then any new players that come in will need 10 games together at least.
We will lose at leeds cos we will not have players in by then and if we do then they have to gel and fit in. Likewise the squad we have; it will take a while before they gel. It's a simple equation really, if you have no team before the season starts then any new players that come in will need 10 games together at least. bbb1969
  • Score: 11

6:57pm Sat 16 Aug 14

jarmonesque says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Read the comments in everyh other Albion thread.
The fans opinions are clear.
Yep, on every thread, everyone thinks sussexram talks sheepsh1t
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: Read the comments in everyh other Albion thread. The fans opinions are clear.[/p][/quote]Yep, on every thread, everyone thinks sussexram talks sheepsh1t jarmonesque
  • Score: 12

6:57pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Aye Aye says...

Ask the question on 2nd September and you might a more objective response.
Ask the question on 2nd September and you might a more objective response. Aye Aye
  • Score: 5

6:58pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Far gull says...

I got so many thumbs down last year for suggesting we were overspending on infrastructure, people said i was negative ..the club were looking to the future...well surprise ,surprise look where we find ourselves now..... Question ...perhaps impossible to answer but worth pondering. If Gus had been given 25 million and we had given 5 million(500,000 would have been enough) to one of the many schools in the area to up grade their facilities and many of the private schools have top facilities already. ( Arsenal run football training at Ardingly college !!) Where would we be down.
Why do i suggest 25 million well we spent 30 on training facility, our team now needs in my honest opinion at least spent just to stay up.
If the rumours about various actions betwen Gus and others were only 50 % true i can now fully sympathise with Gus. They wanted to dismantle his teams 3yrs work ...that would make me cross and it is now making us all cross hence thread upon thread of disatisfaction.
Until management change behind the scenes nothing else will imho.
We were warned about certain people before they arrived and we have not been disappionted
I got so many thumbs down last year for suggesting we were overspending on infrastructure, people said i was negative ..the club were looking to the future...well surprise ,surprise look where we find ourselves now..... Question ...perhaps impossible to answer but worth pondering. If Gus had been given 25 million and we had given 5 million(500,000 would have been enough) to one of the many schools in the area to up grade their facilities and many of the private schools have top facilities already. ( Arsenal run football training at Ardingly college !!) Where would we be down. Why do i suggest 25 million well we spent 30 on training facility, our team now needs in my honest opinion at least spent just to stay up. If the rumours about various actions betwen Gus and others were only 50 % true i can now fully sympathise with Gus. They wanted to dismantle his teams 3yrs work ...that would make me cross and it is now making us all cross hence thread upon thread of disatisfaction. Until management change behind the scenes nothing else will imho. We were warned about certain people before they arrived and we have not been disappionted Far gull
  • Score: 34

6:59pm Sat 16 Aug 14

brighton bluenose says...

championshipgull wrote:
Can always get some strange results the first few games. We lost our first two games last season. . At least we won our first cup game this year so you could argue we are better off. The new players coming in have taken on a bit more of an urgency though. last year it was injuries this year we haven't got them all. Put me down as a Not Worried (Yet)
Are you pi55ed???!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: Can always get some strange results the first few games. We lost our first two games last season. . At least we won our first cup game this year so you could argue we are better off. The new players coming in have taken on a bit more of an urgency though. last year it was injuries this year we haven't got them all. Put me down as a Not Worried (Yet)[/p][/quote]Are you pi55ed???!!!!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: 8

7:00pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Please wake up says...

Cliify0002 wrote:
I think the worry started the moment we became manager less at the end of last season. Something is seriously wrong with the club . It is time someone addressed the people who in effect pay their wages. I I performed interject have I'd be sacked
But worried isn't what brighton a fans are they feel lied too and totaly disillusioned as well as worried .
Like Warren said Ward and his Agent wouldn't anser their phones lol.Thats because good players don't want to come here and play with their vile mason rich kids.Dunk and JFC are pure lower league scum not wanted by any other clubs.Plus Solly now wants out coz Saints like him.
[quote][p][bold]Cliify0002[/bold] wrote: I think the worry started the moment we became manager less at the end of last season. Something is seriously wrong with the club . It is time someone addressed the people who in effect pay their wages. I I performed interject have I'd be sacked But worried isn't what brighton a fans are they feel lied too and totaly disillusioned as well as worried .[/p][/quote]Like Warren said Ward and his Agent wouldn't anser their phones lol.Thats because good players don't want to come here and play with their vile mason rich kids.Dunk and JFC are pure lower league scum not wanted by any other clubs.Plus Solly now wants out coz Saints like him. Please wake up
  • Score: -20

7:03pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Middle East seagull says...

Folks .....reality check please
We have lost 2 quality managers in as many years
We failed to sign any quality players in the close season
We have sold the quality players we did have
We have appointed a manager whose CV so far screams failure
Why would anyone in their right mind sit there expecting anything other than a mid table at the very best , relegation battle more likely for this season ahead?
There is simply not much to be confident about . We support a club who lacks finance , vision and ambition , a job half done ! Wonderful stadium but er , not much else ! Lets hope for the best but prepare for the worst cos the current management structure is built for disappointment mediocrity and failure!
My prediction ...Hyppia gone by spring , dwindling crowds and supporters praying for the arrival of a cashed up Oligarch to rescue us from our perennial role as also rans !
Folks .....reality check please We have lost 2 quality managers in as many years We failed to sign any quality players in the close season We have sold the quality players we did have We have appointed a manager whose CV so far screams failure Why would anyone in their right mind sit there expecting anything other than a mid table at the very best , relegation battle more likely for this season ahead? There is simply not much to be confident about . We support a club who lacks finance , vision and ambition , a job half done ! Wonderful stadium but er , not much else ! Lets hope for the best but prepare for the worst cos the current management structure is built for disappointment mediocrity and failure! My prediction ...Hyppia gone by spring , dwindling crowds and supporters praying for the arrival of a cashed up Oligarch to rescue us from our perennial role as also rans ! Middle East seagull
  • Score: 25

7:03pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Never_Wrong says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Never_Wrong wrote:
Useless manager, useless team, great facilities. I hope the 3B's can get some decent players in soon.
I really don't think you can blame the manager. Hands tied...
Until we get the players required to make his system work, we are literally hemorrhaging points. Would an experienced manager would not be playing an open game with our current squad?
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Never_Wrong[/bold] wrote: Useless manager, useless team, great facilities. I hope the 3B's can get some decent players in soon.[/p][/quote]I really don't think you can blame the manager. Hands tied...[/p][/quote]Until we get the players required to make his system work, we are literally hemorrhaging points. Would an experienced manager would not be playing an open game with our current squad? Never_Wrong
  • Score: 6

7:04pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Please wake up says...

Let vile freeloading scum go Agustien go run his fashion business in U.S.A on his own money.CMS has cost the club over 6 million now with wages.Dunk and JFC will both end up now with 2 million each.Great move Ulloa.
Let vile freeloading scum go Agustien go run his fashion business in U.S.A on his own money.CMS has cost the club over 6 million now with wages.Dunk and JFC will both end up now with 2 million each.Great move Ulloa. Please wake up
  • Score: -8

7:04pm Sat 16 Aug 14

AlanDuffy says...

Much too early to be talking about relegation or how good the manager is.....he needs time......and some players. For me the frustration stems from the fact that EVERYONE has known for some time that the squad was weak, and we've subsequently sold our 2 best remaining players, and despite all the talk about adding quality and only buying players who improve the squad, there's been precious little evidence of this so far. Now, there's 2 weeks to go till the end of the window and a lot COULD change in that time, but new players will need time to bed into the squad and the system, so we're going to be looking at November before we've got a competitive team, if all goes to plan. Am I worried, Yes. We NEVER hear a word from Burke, we only get spin and patronising platitudes from Barber and nothing of substance from the chairman. My faith in the management has taken a battering over the past few months and it'll take a good couple of months to win me over. BUT this is not the time for protests - the team needs support now more than any time in recent years and I hope the faithful will get behind them.
Much too early to be talking about relegation or how good the manager is.....he needs time......and some players. For me the frustration stems from the fact that EVERYONE has known for some time that the squad was weak, and we've subsequently sold our 2 best remaining players, and despite all the talk about adding quality and only buying players who improve the squad, there's been precious little evidence of this so far. Now, there's 2 weeks to go till the end of the window and a lot COULD change in that time, but new players will need time to bed into the squad and the system, so we're going to be looking at November before we've got a competitive team, if all goes to plan. Am I worried, Yes. We NEVER hear a word from Burke, we only get spin and patronising platitudes from Barber and nothing of substance from the chairman. My faith in the management has taken a battering over the past few months and it'll take a good couple of months to win me over. BUT this is not the time for protests - the team needs support now more than any time in recent years and I hope the faithful will get behind them. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 20

7:05pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Please wake up says...

Middle East seagull wrote:
Folks .....reality check please
We have lost 2 quality managers in as many years
We failed to sign any quality players in the close season
We have sold the quality players we did have
We have appointed a manager whose CV so far screams failure
Why would anyone in their right mind sit there expecting anything other than a mid table at the very best , relegation battle more likely for this season ahead?
There is simply not much to be confident about . We support a club who lacks finance , vision and ambition , a job half done ! Wonderful stadium but er , not much else ! Lets hope for the best but prepare for the worst cos the current management structure is built for disappointment mediocrity and failure!
My prediction ...Hyppia gone by spring , dwindling crowds and supporters praying for the arrival of a cashed up Oligarch to rescue us from our perennial role as also rans !
Great post 100% correct.
[quote][p][bold]Middle East seagull[/bold] wrote: Folks .....reality check please We have lost 2 quality managers in as many years We failed to sign any quality players in the close season We have sold the quality players we did have We have appointed a manager whose CV so far screams failure Why would anyone in their right mind sit there expecting anything other than a mid table at the very best , relegation battle more likely for this season ahead? There is simply not much to be confident about . We support a club who lacks finance , vision and ambition , a job half done ! Wonderful stadium but er , not much else ! Lets hope for the best but prepare for the worst cos the current management structure is built for disappointment mediocrity and failure! My prediction ...Hyppia gone by spring , dwindling crowds and supporters praying for the arrival of a cashed up Oligarch to rescue us from our perennial role as also rans ![/p][/quote]Great post 100% correct. Please wake up
  • Score: 1

7:06pm Sat 16 Aug 14

lighteninglee says...

one club, one ambition. relegation battle. get burke out of this club now or just leave him somewhere on the M40. we need someone who can get the players this club deserves. come on tony open your eyes surely you must see this team is clearly not good enough for the championship.....
one club, one ambition. relegation battle. get burke out of this club now or just leave him somewhere on the M40. we need someone who can get the players this club deserves. come on tony open your eyes surely you must see this team is clearly not good enough for the championship..... lighteninglee
  • Score: 33

7:07pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Never_Wrong says...

Never_Wrong wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Never_Wrong wrote:
Useless manager, useless team, great facilities. I hope the 3B's can get some decent players in soon.
I really don't think you can blame the manager. Hands tied...
Until we get the players required to make his system work, we are literally hemorrhaging points. Would an experienced manager would not be playing an open game with our current squad?
Edit: Would an experienced manager be playing an open game with our current squad?
[quote][p][bold]Never_Wrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Never_Wrong[/bold] wrote: Useless manager, useless team, great facilities. I hope the 3B's can get some decent players in soon.[/p][/quote]I really don't think you can blame the manager. Hands tied...[/p][/quote]Until we get the players required to make his system work, we are literally hemorrhaging points. Would an experienced manager would not be playing an open game with our current squad?[/p][/quote]Edit: Would an experienced manager be playing an open game with our current squad? Never_Wrong
  • Score: 6

7:09pm Sat 16 Aug 14

jarmonesque says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Read the comments in everyh other Albion thread.
The fans opinions are clear.
Yep, on every thread, everyone thinks sussexram talks sheepsh1t
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: Read the comments in everyh other Albion thread. The fans opinions are clear.[/p][/quote]Yep, on every thread, everyone thinks sussexram talks sheepsh1t jarmonesque
  • Score: -7

7:11pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Please wake up says...

Your looking good dutch wrote:
I see that forests new signing bagged 2 today. You get in Life what you pay for. You buy cheap crap, or You buy quality and well it speaks for itself. We had the money before forest go there's from Newcastle. Mabye we should have got the lad from Peterborough. The suits are showing no ambition.
Great post but we lost with wages 6 million CMS and 2 million on vile freeloading Hoskins.Also another 2 million on vile freeloading Agustien.and now 2 million each on freeloading scum Dunk and JFC.Clubs like Forest don't do that because their suits ain't working with the masons.
[quote][p][bold]Your looking good dutch[/bold] wrote: I see that forests new signing bagged 2 today. You get in Life what you pay for. You buy cheap crap, or You buy quality and well it speaks for itself. We had the money before forest go there's from Newcastle. Mabye we should have got the lad from Peterborough. The suits are showing no ambition.[/p][/quote]Great post but we lost with wages 6 million CMS and 2 million on vile freeloading Hoskins.Also another 2 million on vile freeloading Agustien.and now 2 million each on freeloading scum Dunk and JFC.Clubs like Forest don't do that because their suits ain't working with the masons. Please wake up
  • Score: -15

7:12pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

Football's not great at present,unfortunatel
y we are relying on youngsters to get us through games. Personally I cant get my head around JFC. He does absolute nothing in midfield going forward,just sideways passing. Desperately short on players as well stated. Will this be addressed? Only time will tell. Am I confident Burke/Barber/Bloom will deliver our transfer targets? On recent performances, not a hope in hell!! Tony Bloom stated 'Judge me on our transfer targets by 1st September. Well I can tell you Mr Bloom,it aint looking good at present.
Football's not great at present,unfortunatel y we are relying on youngsters to get us through games. Personally I cant get my head around JFC. He does absolute nothing in midfield going forward,just sideways passing. Desperately short on players as well stated. Will this be addressed? Only time will tell. Am I confident Burke/Barber/Bloom will deliver our transfer targets? On recent performances, not a hope in hell!! Tony Bloom stated 'Judge me on our transfer targets by 1st September. Well I can tell you Mr Bloom,it aint looking good at present. Tony the tiger eastbourne
  • Score: 26

7:13pm Sat 16 Aug 14

hannover seagull says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Two weeks to go, at that time we hit 4-5 quality sides, let's judge the squad in November.
Vegas we will be 9- 12 points off the leaders come 31st.. How is that acceptable ?
Bruno was our best player today
That tells a story in itself
We have played two poor sides and saved face but no more
I don´t think it will be too long before some sort of protest starts against the board that have seriously lost the goodwill of the Albion faithfull
Lots of promises but sadly a different agenda upstairs
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Two weeks to go, at that time we hit 4-5 quality sides, let's judge the squad in November. Vegas we will be 9- 12 points off the leaders come 31st.. How is that acceptable ?[/p][/quote]Bruno was our best player today That tells a story in itself We have played two poor sides and saved face but no more I don´t think it will be too long before some sort of protest starts against the board that have seriously lost the goodwill of the Albion faithfull Lots of promises but sadly a different agenda upstairs hannover seagull
  • Score: 22

7:13pm Sat 16 Aug 14

mickey scott says...

when a team is as bad as this one you must have a guy in charge who can get everything out of them not play a system that does not suit we need players but will they be played to suit the team or the system uta
when a team is as bad as this one you must have a guy in charge who can get everything out of them not play a system that does not suit we need players but will they be played to suit the team or the system uta mickey scott
  • Score: 6

7:14pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Tony the tiger eastbourne says...

Please wake up wrote:
Cliify0002 wrote:
I think the worry started the moment we became manager less at the end of last season. Something is seriously wrong with the club . It is time someone addressed the people who in effect pay their wages. I I performed interject have I'd be sacked
But worried isn't what brighton a fans are they feel lied too and totaly disillusioned as well as worried .
Like Warren said Ward and his Agent wouldn't anser their phones lol.Thats because good players don't want to come here and play with their vile mason rich kids.Dunk and JFC are pure lower league scum not wanted by any other clubs.Plus Solly now wants out coz Saints like him.
Grow up!!
[quote][p][bold]Please wake up[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cliify0002[/bold] wrote: I think the worry started the moment we became manager less at the end of last season. Something is seriously wrong with the club . It is time someone addressed the people who in effect pay their wages. I I performed interject have I'd be sacked But worried isn't what brighton a fans are they feel lied too and totaly disillusioned as well as worried .[/p][/quote]Like Warren said Ward and his Agent wouldn't anser their phones lol.Thats because good players don't want to come here and play with their vile mason rich kids.Dunk and JFC are pure lower league scum not wanted by any other clubs.Plus Solly now wants out coz Saints like him.[/p][/quote]Grow up!! Tony the tiger eastbourne
  • Score: 10

7:19pm Sat 16 Aug 14

heshootshescores says...

Not at all surprised by today's result...and we'll more than likely lose at Leeds on Tuesday too. What's happened at this club over the summer is nothing short of a disgrace. This squad has very few "quality" players in it now. Unless Burke and the Board pull four or five rabbits out of the hat before August 31 (and who will want to join us now?), those who took long odds against us being relegated this season will be able to collect by Christmas.

I just don't understand what Bloom, Barber and Burke were thinking when they allowed so many players to leave before they had suitable replacements signed and sealed. Who runs down a successful business like that? Crowds will drop and revenue with it.

Even the most loyal supporters of the club are disillusioned with what has gone on. On this occasion, the fans actually know better than the Board. I'm still scratching my head trying to work what exactly the plan was? Did they just get complacent and think they would be able to replace Bridcutt, Buckley, Ulloa, Upson, Orlandi, TK etc. and come out of it with a profit?

If so, it's certainly backfired.
Not at all surprised by today's result...and we'll more than likely lose at Leeds on Tuesday too. What's happened at this club over the summer is nothing short of a disgrace. This squad has very few "quality" players in it now. Unless Burke and the Board pull four or five rabbits out of the hat before August 31 (and who will want to join us now?), those who took long odds against us being relegated this season will be able to collect by Christmas. I just don't understand what Bloom, Barber and Burke were thinking when they allowed so many players to leave before they had suitable replacements signed and sealed. Who runs down a successful business like that? Crowds will drop and revenue with it. Even the most loyal supporters of the club are disillusioned with what has gone on. On this occasion, the fans actually know better than the Board. I'm still scratching my head trying to work what exactly the plan was? Did they just get complacent and think they would be able to replace Bridcutt, Buckley, Ulloa, Upson, Orlandi, TK etc. and come out of it with a profit? If so, it's certainly backfired. heshootshescores
  • Score: 37

7:28pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Knew the albion would lose today, sounds like as you were. A great win for Eastbourne Borough though, would you believe 2 people next to me were also disillusioned albion supporters! Yes it seems people are defecting in droves in protest at the way the albion is being run down.
Knew the albion would lose today, sounds like as you were. A great win for Eastbourne Borough though, would you believe 2 people next to me were also disillusioned albion supporters! Yes it seems people are defecting in droves in protest at the way the albion is being run down. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -5

7:31pm Sat 16 Aug 14

pjwilk says...

Poor team,poor performance.We go one down and what does our Manger do,he takes of the only two players that are likely to score and puts two young inexperienced players on to seal the defeat,did the Birmingham Manager advise him on his substitutions?.
Poor team,poor performance.We go one down and what does our Manger do,he takes of the only two players that are likely to score and puts two young inexperienced players on to seal the defeat,did the Birmingham Manager advise him on his substitutions?. pjwilk
  • Score: 9

7:31pm Sat 16 Aug 14

tug509 says...

Burke must go , but as some have said Bloom has the final say ,so what the he11 is he doing to our club ,or are we all just going to keep being ever so polite all the way to league 1 , he can fix this ,does he want to ,or should I say does he want to enough to act ?.

But never let it be said I don't have a lighter side ,so for the sake of my sanity and a fews ridicule .

It`s really such a bloomin shame
Cos Brighton footballs a beautiful game
But a chairman named Bloom
And two morons of doom
Are giving us nothing but pain .

UTA
Burke must go , but as some have said Bloom has the final say ,so what the he11 is he doing to our club ,or are we all just going to keep being ever so polite all the way to league 1 , he can fix this ,does he want to ,or should I say does he want to enough to act ?. But never let it be said I don't have a lighter side ,so for the sake of my sanity and a fews ridicule . It`s really such a bloomin shame Cos Brighton footballs a beautiful game But a chairman named Bloom And two morons of doom Are giving us nothing but pain . UTA tug509
  • Score: -3

7:36pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Shropshire Seagull says...

I am worried. It's almost like the board are at the helm of the ship and
and don't realise that there is a great big iceberg just ahead.
No communication to the crew or passengers. The passengers know
whats ahead but can do nothing about it. That's how I feel. Dispondant, disappointed and fed up,
Please Tony address the situation. Barber needs to go
He has a different agenda than you do .
Take over the helm and steer us through this storm .
I am worried. It's almost like the board are at the helm of the ship and and don't realise that there is a great big iceberg just ahead. No communication to the crew or passengers. The passengers know whats ahead but can do nothing about it. That's how I feel. Dispondant, disappointed and fed up, Please Tony address the situation. Barber needs to go He has a different agenda than you do . Take over the helm and steer us through this storm . Shropshire Seagull
  • Score: 9

7:38pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Max Ripple says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Read the comments in everyh other Albion thread.
The fans opinions are clear.
Yes. Pointless story or non- story Mr Owen. You know our feelings. Read your own papers threads.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: Read the comments in everyh other Albion thread. The fans opinions are clear.[/p][/quote]Yes. Pointless story or non- story Mr Owen. You know our feelings. Read your own papers threads. Max Ripple
  • Score: -1

7:41pm Sat 16 Aug 14

tug509 says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Knew the albion would lose today, sounds like as you were. A great win for Eastbourne Borough though, would you believe 2 people next to me were also disillusioned albion supporters! Yes it seems people are defecting in droves in protest at the way the albion is being run down.
Why don't you do the other thing !
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Knew the albion would lose today, sounds like as you were. A great win for Eastbourne Borough though, would you believe 2 people next to me were also disillusioned albion supporters! Yes it seems people are defecting in droves in protest at the way the albion is being run down.[/p][/quote]Why don't you do the other thing ! tug509
  • Score: -2

7:41pm Sat 16 Aug 14

pjwilk says...

pjwilk wrote:
Poor team,poor performance.We go one down and what does our Manger do,he takes of the only two players that are likely to score and puts two young inexperienced players on to seal the defeat,did the Birmingham Manager advise him on his substitutions?.
Two games in we have lost our home and now our away unbeaten records,cant be any worse start of the season.
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: Poor team,poor performance.We go one down and what does our Manger do,he takes of the only two players that are likely to score and puts two young inexperienced players on to seal the defeat,did the Birmingham Manager advise him on his substitutions?.[/p][/quote]Two games in we have lost our home and now our away unbeaten records,cant be any worse start of the season. pjwilk
  • Score: 8

7:43pm Sat 16 Aug 14

pjwilk says...

pjwilk wrote:
pjwilk wrote:
Poor team,poor performance.We go one down and what does our Manger do,he takes of the only two players that are likely to score and puts two young inexperienced players on to seal the defeat,did the Birmingham Manager advise him on his substitutions?.
Two games in we have lost our home and now our away unbeaten records,cant be any worse start of the season.
I think we need de-fragmenting.
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: Poor team,poor performance.We go one down and what does our Manger do,he takes of the only two players that are likely to score and puts two young inexperienced players on to seal the defeat,did the Birmingham Manager advise him on his substitutions?.[/p][/quote]Two games in we have lost our home and now our away unbeaten records,cant be any worse start of the season.[/p][/quote]I think we need de-fragmenting. pjwilk
  • Score: 3

7:45pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Grendel says...

Of course it is early days, but it is obvious that the squad needs a major revamp: but then this was obvious last season. The selling of our best players, the glacial speed of squad rebuilding, and some poor results are inevitably worrying for fans, and the constant talk of premier league ambitions has raised expectations to a degree that apparently cannot be sustained by our (currently failing) player recruitment policy. I will only start panicking if we have made no major signings by the time the window closes, but the clock is ticking.
Of course it is early days, but it is obvious that the squad needs a major revamp: but then this was obvious last season. The selling of our best players, the glacial speed of squad rebuilding, and some poor results are inevitably worrying for fans, and the constant talk of premier league ambitions has raised expectations to a degree that apparently cannot be sustained by our (currently failing) player recruitment policy. I will only start panicking if we have made no major signings by the time the window closes, but the clock is ticking. Grendel
  • Score: 7

7:46pm Sat 16 Aug 14

championshipgull says...

brighton bluenose wrote:
championshipgull wrote:
Can always get some strange results the first few games. We lost our first two games last season. . At least we won our first cup game this year so you could argue we are better off. The new players coming in have taken on a bit more of an urgency though. last year it was injuries this year we haven't got them all. Put me down as a Not Worried (Yet)
Are you pi55ed???!!!!!
No, but good Idea it will save me from the kneejerk frenzied hysteria we get after a couple of bad results
[quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: Can always get some strange results the first few games. We lost our first two games last season. . At least we won our first cup game this year so you could argue we are better off. The new players coming in have taken on a bit more of an urgency though. last year it was injuries this year we haven't got them all. Put me down as a Not Worried (Yet)[/p][/quote]Are you pi55ed???!!!!![/p][/quote]No, but good Idea it will save me from the kneejerk frenzied hysteria we get after a couple of bad results championshipgull
  • Score: 4

8:33pm Sat 16 Aug 14

raggers says...

I am afraid that we are in for a season of struggling against relegation. Selling our best players to premiership clubs is inevitable and we cannot blame players for wishing to play at the highest level whilst (I guess) picking up at least £25K/£30k per week. Recruiting less than adequate replacements and relying on youth, whilst admirable, is risky at best and a disaster waiting to happen at worst. Clearly the chairman dictates policy. He has invested millions into the club and I am sure that every Albion fan is eternally grateful. That said, we are a million miles from the premiership and I do not blame SH for that. So - where do we go from here?
I am afraid that we are in for a season of struggling against relegation. Selling our best players to premiership clubs is inevitable and we cannot blame players for wishing to play at the highest level whilst (I guess) picking up at least £25K/£30k per week. Recruiting less than adequate replacements and relying on youth, whilst admirable, is risky at best and a disaster waiting to happen at worst. Clearly the chairman dictates policy. He has invested millions into the club and I am sure that every Albion fan is eternally grateful. That said, we are a million miles from the premiership and I do not blame SH for that. So - where do we go from here? raggers
  • Score: 6

8:36pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Cliify0002 says...

No matter how thumbs down I get. You guys and everyone else need to stay away from the Amex let them know the extent of the unrest they are causing next home game just stay away one match won't hurt you , let them know we've had enough bull
No matter how thumbs down I get. You guys and everyone else need to stay away from the Amex let them know the extent of the unrest they are causing next home game just stay away one match won't hurt you , let them know we've had enough bull Cliify0002
  • Score: -13

8:39pm Sat 16 Aug 14

driverchris53 says...

It is too early to be getting worried yet but things don't look good,We have about a dozen good players but beyond that the squad is weak.We need at least 5 or 6 good Championhip quality players and i can't see that happening.Burke needed to have got these in a month ago;in preseason; even if 3 or 4 players came in during next week it will be another 3 or 4 weeks before they are fully intigrated in the team and nearly a quarter of the season would be over by then.Bottom half seems likely.
It is too early to be getting worried yet but things don't look good,We have about a dozen good players but beyond that the squad is weak.We need at least 5 or 6 good Championhip quality players and i can't see that happening.Burke needed to have got these in a month ago;in preseason; even if 3 or 4 players came in during next week it will be another 3 or 4 weeks before they are fully intigrated in the team and nearly a quarter of the season would be over by then.Bottom half seems likely. driverchris53
  • Score: 4

8:42pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

tug509 wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Knew the albion would lose today, sounds like as you were. A great win for Eastbourne Borough though, would you believe 2 people next to me were also disillusioned albion supporters! Yes it seems people are defecting in droves in protest at the way the albion is being run down.
Why don't you do the other thing !
Not sure what you mean but soon Eastbourne will need a bigger ground with all the albion floating support they are getting. You should go, it's refreshing.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: Knew the albion would lose today, sounds like as you were. A great win for Eastbourne Borough though, would you believe 2 people next to me were also disillusioned albion supporters! Yes it seems people are defecting in droves in protest at the way the albion is being run down.[/p][/quote]Why don't you do the other thing ![/p][/quote]Not sure what you mean but soon Eastbourne will need a bigger ground with all the albion floating support they are getting. You should go, it's refreshing. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -4

8:47pm Sat 16 Aug 14

daveyboy35 says...

Na I'm not bothered! Can't wait for a local derby against Crawley!!!!! What a stupid question!!!!!
Na I'm not bothered! Can't wait for a local derby against Crawley!!!!! What a stupid question!!!!! daveyboy35
  • Score: 3

8:53pm Sat 16 Aug 14

ringtone says...

We should be worried.

We have been beaten by 2 poor teams who are better than us.

If you lose 14 million why give 4 year contracts to reserves like Dunk.
We should be worried. We have been beaten by 2 poor teams who are better than us. If you lose 14 million why give 4 year contracts to reserves like Dunk. ringtone
  • Score: -5

8:56pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Far gull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Nope, it's not how you start a season that counts, it's how you finish it.
Very good point. Trouble is our season could be finished before it started at this rate. Surely even you must be struggling with how our club is being run?
My problem with all this talk of getting players in is quite frankly WHO. We are not in Gus territory here now of ...the odd player who could in his words 'make a difference' !, we are talking a pretty much whole team if you want a squad with depth. Also you need incoming players attracted by either the project,promotion prospects,manager and or players already here........ummm I am struggling on all counts here( perhaps a tad un fair on Sami but he has not proved unlike Gus or Oscar to be a winner yet ? )
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Nope, it's not how you start a season that counts, it's how you finish it.[/p][/quote]Very good point. Trouble is our season could be finished before it started at this rate. Surely even you must be struggling with how our club is being run? My problem with all this talk of getting players in is quite frankly WHO. We are not in Gus territory here now of ...the odd player who could in his words 'make a difference' !, we are talking a pretty much whole team if you want a squad with depth. Also you need incoming players attracted by either the project,promotion prospects,manager and or players already here........ummm I am struggling on all counts here( perhaps a tad un fair on Sami but he has not proved unlike Gus or Oscar to be a winner yet ? ) Far gull
  • Score: 9

8:56pm Sat 16 Aug 14

pjwilk says...

I see little old Bournmouth are top of the league with 10.114 gates,Oh Dear.
I see little old Bournmouth are top of the league with 10.114 gates,Oh Dear. pjwilk
  • Score: 14

9:06pm Sat 16 Aug 14

fredhamper says...

Uckfield Seagull wrote:
Sami you have the support of 99% of BHA fans, however our board do not. Tony Bloom is a very good chairman but David Burke has to go, our transfer policy since Gus left has been horrid, Gus and Oscar must of left due to this man, if we are skint Tony tell us why we are, we deserve that, this is going to be a long hard season unless things dramatically change. Worse team for 10 years, have replaced quality with rubbish to be honest, you have brilliant fans Brighton, dont take us for mugs and come clean
Well done , exactly what I'm thinking . BLOOM sort it out
[quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: Sami you have the support of 99% of BHA fans, however our board do not. Tony Bloom is a very good chairman but David Burke has to go, our transfer policy since Gus left has been horrid, Gus and Oscar must of left due to this man, if we are skint Tony tell us why we are, we deserve that, this is going to be a long hard season unless things dramatically change. Worse team for 10 years, have replaced quality with rubbish to be honest, you have brilliant fans Brighton, dont take us for mugs and come clean[/p][/quote]Well done , exactly what I'm thinking . BLOOM sort it out fredhamper
  • Score: 10

9:06pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Far gull says...

Aye Aye wrote:
Ask the question on 2nd September and you might a more objective response.
Hold you to it ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Aye Aye[/bold] wrote: Ask the question on 2nd September and you might a more objective response.[/p][/quote]Hold you to it ;-) Far gull
  • Score: -3

9:07pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Sweetmanattheamex says...

Worried ? Yes, just got back from the game and absolutely p****d off. Two poor sides out there today. I would say we are Deffo 5 quality players short and in desperate need of these signings. We played well at times. But Deffo lacking especially in the final third. Can't see us getting anything at leeds on Tuesday unless the board can get the quality in, in time. UTA
Worried ? Yes, just got back from the game and absolutely p****d off. Two poor sides out there today. I would say we are Deffo 5 quality players short and in desperate need of these signings. We played well at times. But Deffo lacking especially in the final third. Can't see us getting anything at leeds on Tuesday unless the board can get the quality in, in time. UTA Sweetmanattheamex
  • Score: 0

9:07pm Sat 16 Aug 14

fredhamper says...

Uckfield Seagull wrote:
Sami you have the support of 99% of BHA fans, however our board do not. Tony Bloom is a very good chairman but David Burke has to go, our transfer policy since Gus left has been horrid, Gus and Oscar must of left due to this man, if we are skint Tony tell us why we are, we deserve that, this is going to be a long hard season unless things dramatically change. Worse team for 10 years, have replaced quality with rubbish to be honest, you have brilliant fans Brighton, dont take us for mugs and come clean
My words exactly . BLOOM sort it
[quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: Sami you have the support of 99% of BHA fans, however our board do not. Tony Bloom is a very good chairman but David Burke has to go, our transfer policy since Gus left has been horrid, Gus and Oscar must of left due to this man, if we are skint Tony tell us why we are, we deserve that, this is going to be a long hard season unless things dramatically change. Worse team for 10 years, have replaced quality with rubbish to be honest, you have brilliant fans Brighton, dont take us for mugs and come clean[/p][/quote]My words exactly . BLOOM sort it fredhamper
  • Score: 0

9:13pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

pjwilk wrote:
I see little old Bournmouth are top of the league with 10.114 gates,Oh Dear.
I said watch out for Bournemouth many weeks ago and everyone scoffed at the idea. They've outdone us in the transfer market all summer, they have a game plan a strategy and ambition to match and are putting the albion to shame. As you say, on 10,000 gates. Last season they snapped at our heels, this season they are preparing to go into the stratosphere.
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: I see little old Bournmouth are top of the league with 10.114 gates,Oh Dear.[/p][/quote]I said watch out for Bournemouth many weeks ago and everyone scoffed at the idea. They've outdone us in the transfer market all summer, they have a game plan a strategy and ambition to match and are putting the albion to shame. As you say, on 10,000 gates. Last season they snapped at our heels, this season they are preparing to go into the stratosphere. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -3

9:17pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Stratford Gull says...

On the way out of the ground today a Birmingham fan, almost in disbelief, asked "what the hell has happened to you?" It is obvious for all to see. A shadow of where we were even this time last year. Occasional glimpses of individual play - Calde and Ince. But if honest, pretty uninspiring. Did not like the manager failing to acknowledge us early doors and seems like he does not know who his best players are and where they play best. A long season ahead. Did not enjoy it one bit.
On the way out of the ground today a Birmingham fan, almost in disbelief, asked "what the hell has happened to you?" It is obvious for all to see. A shadow of where we were even this time last year. Occasional glimpses of individual play - Calde and Ince. But if honest, pretty uninspiring. Did not like the manager failing to acknowledge us early doors and seems like he does not know who his best players are and where they play best. A long season ahead. Did not enjoy it one bit. Stratford Gull
  • Score: 6

9:27pm Sat 16 Aug 14

fredhamper says...

We did a miricle , but there is no god , only barber
We did a miricle , but there is no god , only barber fredhamper
  • Score: 1

9:30pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Neville says...

Money in:
Stadium naming rights
Academy naming rights
Shirt sponsorship deal Anerican Expresnike kit deal
Catering price increases
Season ticket prices
Player sales: Bridcutt,Barnes,ElAb
d,Ulloa,Buckley ,Barker
Players left TK,MU,AO etc etc

Monies out: Dale Stephens,O'Grady.Hug
hes Free

Says it all really
Money in: Stadium naming rights Academy naming rights Shirt sponsorship deal Anerican Expresnike kit deal Catering price increases Season ticket prices Player sales: Bridcutt,Barnes,ElAb d,Ulloa,Buckley ,Barker Players left TK,MU,AO etc etc Monies out: Dale Stephens,O'Grady.Hug hes Free Says it all really Neville
  • Score: 2

9:32pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Uckfield Seagull says...

2 years ago under Gus we were full of promise, great players coming to play for us, then Burke came in and since then, no players, loss of managers and weak players, our 2 previous managers left coz of transfers, Mr Bloom Burke is the problem and has got to go
2 years ago under Gus we were full of promise, great players coming to play for us, then Burke came in and since then, no players, loss of managers and weak players, our 2 previous managers left coz of transfers, Mr Bloom Burke is the problem and has got to go Uckfield Seagull
  • Score: 16

9:43pm Sat 16 Aug 14

pte says...

How did we stand alone against the might of Germany's army and Luftwaffe in 1939? Certainly not with all this pathetic wimpy defeatist talk!

We will never surrender, we will fight them on the beaches, we will fight them in the streets and in the hills but we will never surrender

One win and it will all look different
How did we stand alone against the might of Germany's army and Luftwaffe in 1939? Certainly not with all this pathetic wimpy defeatist talk! We will never surrender, we will fight them on the beaches, we will fight them in the streets and in the hills but we will never surrender One win and it will all look different pte
  • Score: -8

9:46pm Sat 16 Aug 14

PressBoxTeaBoy says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Nope, it's not how you start a season that counts, it's how you finish it.
So if we finish with 10 wins but lose every game up till that point you'll be happy then ?

You have to be in contention from the off, which means you have to at least get 1.75 points per game through the first 10 games, then step it up as the season progresses until you are claiming 2.0 points per game in the back third of the season.

I'll give the 3 suits and Sami 10 games and if we're not on 17 - 18 points at that point I think the season will be shot as far as play-offs or promotion go.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Nope, it's not how you start a season that counts, it's how you finish it.[/p][/quote]So if we finish with 10 wins but lose every game up till that point you'll be happy then ? You have to be in contention from the off, which means you have to at least get 1.75 points per game through the first 10 games, then step it up as the season progresses until you are claiming 2.0 points per game in the back third of the season. I'll give the 3 suits and Sami 10 games and if we're not on 17 - 18 points at that point I think the season will be shot as far as play-offs or promotion go. PressBoxTeaBoy
  • Score: 5

9:51pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Barry W says...

Paid more for my season ticket to watch a "development " squad.
Suggest next home game we all go to support the team,but no one buy an overpriced beer or pie,that protest would hit them in the pocket but not effect the team.
Paid more for my season ticket to watch a "development " squad. Suggest next home game we all go to support the team,but no one buy an overpriced beer or pie,that protest would hit them in the pocket but not effect the team. Barry W
  • Score: 18

10:14pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Gazza by the sea says...

It's very disappointing to watch dull, pedestrian, unimaginative football but it's too early to worry. If I thought the current squad would be the one to see us through the season I'd probably be suicidal but I have to believe the club and the manager when they say the squad is not yet complete. They are all watching what I watched today and will know that it needs strengthening.

It beggars belief that Tony would make the investment that he has to play in league one so recruits MUST be on the way.

Judgment day is 1st September.

And to those complaining about KLL and CMS being withdrawn - they both ran around like headless chickens for the entire time they were on the pitch.

On the plus side, Teixeira looks like he could be a gem - confident, skilful and creative. We need another one to play alongside him. Let's hope Solly stays and we get a true centre forward to dominate the front line. CMS and O'Grady are fighting for one place in the team. And boy do we need that left back.

Sami and the suits are watching the same game as me so I have to believe they are on the case. Worried? Not yet, but if nothing's changed by 1st September I'll probably fall asleep in my padded Amex seat about an hour into most games this season.
It's very disappointing to watch dull, pedestrian, unimaginative football but it's too early to worry. If I thought the current squad would be the one to see us through the season I'd probably be suicidal but I have to believe the club and the manager when they say the squad is not yet complete. They are all watching what I watched today and will know that it needs strengthening. It beggars belief that Tony would make the investment that he has to play in league one so recruits MUST be on the way. Judgment day is 1st September. And to those complaining about KLL and CMS being withdrawn - they both ran around like headless chickens for the entire time they were on the pitch. On the plus side, Teixeira looks like he could be a gem - confident, skilful and creative. We need another one to play alongside him. Let's hope Solly stays and we get a true centre forward to dominate the front line. CMS and O'Grady are fighting for one place in the team. And boy do we need that left back. Sami and the suits are watching the same game as me so I have to believe they are on the case. Worried? Not yet, but if nothing's changed by 1st September I'll probably fall asleep in my padded Amex seat about an hour into most games this season. Gazza by the sea
  • Score: 9

10:14pm Sat 16 Aug 14

PressBoxTeaBoy says...

If you were another Championship Manager today, tell me one player from todays line up that you would be saying, " we need that guy in our team or squad to make a go of it for Promotion"

Personally, I wouldn't pick one of them. That shows you how far we've gone backwards.

13 Stockdale
14 Calderon
15 Chicksen
24 Ince
03 Greer
04 Hughes
02 Bruno
18 Forster-Caskey
11 O'Grady
12 Mackail-Smith (Fenelon - 76' )
25 Lua Lua (J. Teixeira - 64' )
Substitutes
05 Dunk
10 Agustien
16 Ankergren
17 J. Teixeira
21 Maksimenko
23 Fenelon
28 Toko

Then look at who was playing or on the bench today in the Premier Lge:

Ulloa.
Buckley.
Zamora.
Hammond.
Lingard.
Wood.
Bridcutt.
Murray.

And still to play their first Premier Lge games.

Upson.
Barnes.
Ward.

And former players playing at other clubs in the championship.

Hall. Beating us today.
Elphick. Top of the table after 2 games.
Cook. Ditto above.
Bennett.
Noone.

Its not rocket science.
If you were another Championship Manager today, tell me one player from todays line up that you would be saying, " we need that guy in our team or squad to make a go of it for Promotion" Personally, I wouldn't pick one of them. That shows you how far we've gone backwards. 13 Stockdale 14 Calderon 15 Chicksen 24 Ince 03 Greer 04 Hughes 02 Bruno 18 Forster-Caskey 11 O'Grady 12 Mackail-Smith (Fenelon - 76' ) 25 Lua Lua (J. Teixeira - 64' ) Substitutes 05 Dunk 10 Agustien 16 Ankergren 17 J. Teixeira 21 Maksimenko 23 Fenelon 28 Toko Then look at who was playing or on the bench today in the Premier Lge: Ulloa. Buckley. Zamora. Hammond. Lingard. Wood. Bridcutt. Murray. And still to play their first Premier Lge games. Upson. Barnes. Ward. And former players playing at other clubs in the championship. Hall. Beating us today. Elphick. Top of the table after 2 games. Cook. Ditto above. Bennett. Noone. Its not rocket science. PressBoxTeaBoy
  • Score: 24

10:17pm Sat 16 Aug 14

bhapilar says...

I have a theory that this season & and the next 2 or 3 seasons will be a time of consolidation while the new acadamy / development squad come to the fore. Thisis a policy of growing talent rather than buying talent in.
This makes good business sense but removes any passion from the play or support.
It is not easy to balance the needs of the business v the passion of supporters. I fear Tony has not managed it and is going to isolate the supporters to the point of half empty stadium.
Tony, we need a team to excite, generate passion, make us proud. Now, not in 2 or 3 seasons time.
I have a theory that this season & and the next 2 or 3 seasons will be a time of consolidation while the new acadamy / development squad come to the fore. Thisis a policy of growing talent rather than buying talent in. This makes good business sense but removes any passion from the play or support. It is not easy to balance the needs of the business v the passion of supporters. I fear Tony has not managed it and is going to isolate the supporters to the point of half empty stadium. Tony, we need a team to excite, generate passion, make us proud. Now, not in 2 or 3 seasons time. bhapilar
  • Score: 5

10:22pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Gazza by the sea says...

PressBoxTeaBoy wrote:
If you were another Championship Manager today, tell me one player from todays line up that you would be saying, " we need that guy in our team or squad to make a go of it for Promotion"

Personally, I wouldn't pick one of them. That shows you how far we've gone backwards.

13 Stockdale
14 Calderon
15 Chicksen
24 Ince
03 Greer
04 Hughes
02 Bruno
18 Forster-Caskey
11 O'Grady
12 Mackail-Smith (Fenelon - 76' )
25 Lua Lua (J. Teixeira - 64' )
Substitutes
05 Dunk
10 Agustien
16 Ankergren
17 J. Teixeira
21 Maksimenko
23 Fenelon
28 Toko

Then look at who was playing or on the bench today in the Premier Lge:

Ulloa.
Buckley.
Zamora.
Hammond.
Lingard.
Wood.
Bridcutt.
Murray.

And still to play their first Premier Lge games.

Upson.
Barnes.
Ward.

And former players playing at other clubs in the championship.

Hall. Beating us today.
Elphick. Top of the table after 2 games.
Cook. Ditto above.
Bennett.
Noone.

Its not rocket science.
That's a scary observation PBT but based on the evidence of 30 minutes today I think Teixeira is gonna worry a few opposition managers this season........
[quote][p][bold]PressBoxTeaBoy[/bold] wrote: If you were another Championship Manager today, tell me one player from todays line up that you would be saying, " we need that guy in our team or squad to make a go of it for Promotion" Personally, I wouldn't pick one of them. That shows you how far we've gone backwards. 13 Stockdale 14 Calderon 15 Chicksen 24 Ince 03 Greer 04 Hughes 02 Bruno 18 Forster-Caskey 11 O'Grady 12 Mackail-Smith (Fenelon - 76' ) 25 Lua Lua (J. Teixeira - 64' ) Substitutes 05 Dunk 10 Agustien 16 Ankergren 17 J. Teixeira 21 Maksimenko 23 Fenelon 28 Toko Then look at who was playing or on the bench today in the Premier Lge: Ulloa. Buckley. Zamora. Hammond. Lingard. Wood. Bridcutt. Murray. And still to play their first Premier Lge games. Upson. Barnes. Ward. And former players playing at other clubs in the championship. Hall. Beating us today. Elphick. Top of the table after 2 games. Cook. Ditto above. Bennett. Noone. Its not rocket science.[/p][/quote]That's a scary observation PBT but based on the evidence of 30 minutes today I think Teixeira is gonna worry a few opposition managers this season........ Gazza by the sea
  • Score: 9

10:31pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Aldrington Halt says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Nope, it's not how you start a season that counts, it's how you finish it.
Talking sense here Vegas, some think it's all over before it's begun! I honestly hope the players and staff don't read some of the crap spouted daily on here about Burke, Barber, Bloom Blah Blah Blah conspiracy theories and how we've got a Crap squad etc.. I don't know why you lot bother to buy season tickets and come to games with this baggage. Try standing up and singing in support of our team's representatives and genuinely giving them a chance; no wonder they look nervous they're probably scared of making a mistake under the scrutiny of the fickle fans.. Reminds me of the attitude towards the England team.. Sort it out!! UTA
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Nope, it's not how you start a season that counts, it's how you finish it.[/p][/quote]Talking sense here Vegas, some think it's all over before it's begun! I honestly hope the players and staff don't read some of the crap spouted daily on here about Burke, Barber, Bloom Blah Blah Blah conspiracy theories and how we've got a Crap squad etc.. I don't know why you lot bother to buy season tickets and come to games with this baggage. Try standing up and singing in support of our team's representatives and genuinely giving them a chance; no wonder they look nervous they're probably scared of making a mistake under the scrutiny of the fickle fans.. Reminds me of the attitude towards the England team.. Sort it out!! UTA Aldrington Halt
  • Score: 5

10:32pm Sat 16 Aug 14

worthingite says...

Argus asking stupid questions, just to drive up its appalling ratings of which they just got court this week lying about by the ASA!

Keep it in the North Stand Chat
Argus asking stupid questions, just to drive up its appalling ratings of which they just got court this week lying about by the ASA! Keep it in the North Stand Chat worthingite
  • Score: 0

10:56pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Shropshirealbion says...

There is something fundamentally wrong with top management at Brighton. Silence from management does not help the situation. And most certainly cannot help confidence of players we currently have, many of which are not worth their current contacts with the club.
There is something fundamentally wrong with top management at Brighton. Silence from management does not help the situation. And most certainly cannot help confidence of players we currently have, many of which are not worth their current contacts with the club. Shropshirealbion
  • Score: 4

10:57pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Stratford Gull says...

Aldrington Halt wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Nope, it's not how you start a season that counts, it's how you finish it.
Talking sense here Vegas, some think it's all over before it's begun! I honestly hope the players and staff don't read some of the crap spouted daily on here about Burke, Barber, Bloom Blah Blah Blah conspiracy theories and how we've got a Crap squad etc.. I don't know why you lot bother to buy season tickets and come to games with this baggage. Try standing up and singing in support of our team's representatives and genuinely giving them a chance; no wonder they look nervous they're probably scared of making a mistake under the scrutiny of the fickle fans.. Reminds me of the attitude towards the England team.. Sort it out!! UTA
Pretty obvious to those witness to today and last week that we were groping around against two sides who, come next May, will be in a relegation battle. Hyppia says we are better than this. We WERE a better team than this. Sadly though, the days of knocking it around the park with an assured and attacking intent seem a world away. Waiting for a goal and looking at #11 we may have a long time to wait. Very disappointing. People are entitled to be annoyed, concerned, down. Not much evidence of many rays of sunshine.
[quote][p][bold]Aldrington Halt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Nope, it's not how you start a season that counts, it's how you finish it.[/p][/quote]Talking sense here Vegas, some think it's all over before it's begun! I honestly hope the players and staff don't read some of the crap spouted daily on here about Burke, Barber, Bloom Blah Blah Blah conspiracy theories and how we've got a Crap squad etc.. I don't know why you lot bother to buy season tickets and come to games with this baggage. Try standing up and singing in support of our team's representatives and genuinely giving them a chance; no wonder they look nervous they're probably scared of making a mistake under the scrutiny of the fickle fans.. Reminds me of the attitude towards the England team.. Sort it out!! UTA[/p][/quote]Pretty obvious to those witness to today and last week that we were groping around against two sides who, come next May, will be in a relegation battle. Hyppia says we are better than this. We WERE a better team than this. Sadly though, the days of knocking it around the park with an assured and attacking intent seem a world away. Waiting for a goal and looking at #11 we may have a long time to wait. Very disappointing. People are entitled to be annoyed, concerned, down. Not much evidence of many rays of sunshine. Stratford Gull
  • Score: 8

10:57pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Shropshirealbion says...

I mean contracts
I mean contracts Shropshirealbion
  • Score: -1

11:43pm Sat 16 Aug 14

arc12 says...

I haven't written this season off after only 2 games but it's becoming alarmingly clear where we will be battling this season - and it's not the top 6. I was there today (unfortunately in the Brum end with my friend who I'm visiting this weekend). He thought his team were awful and expects a relegation battle for them this season. What does that say about us?

My opinion of the performance having been there today can be described in 1 word - woeful. Complete lack of ideas and yet again we had absolutely no threat up front. We must get a marquee striker signed ASAP - but where from? Our Achilles heel last season was a lack of goals - now without Ulloa I can't see where the next goal is coming from other than in our net!

The only saving grace today is that my Blues mate has bought all the drinks tonight and treated me to a mean curry. Oh for small mercies!
I haven't written this season off after only 2 games but it's becoming alarmingly clear where we will be battling this season - and it's not the top 6. I was there today (unfortunately in the Brum end with my friend who I'm visiting this weekend). He thought his team were awful and expects a relegation battle for them this season. What does that say about us? My opinion of the performance having been there today can be described in 1 word - woeful. Complete lack of ideas and yet again we had absolutely no threat up front. We must get a marquee striker signed ASAP - but where from? Our Achilles heel last season was a lack of goals - now without Ulloa I can't see where the next goal is coming from other than in our net! The only saving grace today is that my Blues mate has bought all the drinks tonight and treated me to a mean curry. Oh for small mercies! arc12
  • Score: 14

12:28am Sun 17 Aug 14

Vulture says...

See the ultra club licker Bozza the thick off NSC has been ordered by his paymaster Barber to come out on NSC tonight being an even bigger licker. For a few scraps at the table Bozza has given up his soul
See the ultra club licker Bozza the thick off NSC has been ordered by his paymaster Barber to come out on NSC tonight being an even bigger licker. For a few scraps at the table Bozza has given up his soul Vulture
  • Score: -7

12:54am Sun 17 Aug 14

Please wake up says...

Cliify0002 wrote:
No matter how thumbs down I get. You guys and everyone else need to stay away from the Amex let them know the extent of the unrest they are causing next home game just stay away one match won't hurt you , let them know we've had enough bull
Great post 100% correct.Just watched MOTD and the Football league show.So many other clubs have wonderful young players of just 18 & 20 yrs of age.Also must point out great goals from Ulloa,and Grabbon.Plus a beautiful cross from Conway.So many other clubs have real managers showing some real passion,and it also looks Hollway is working his magic in this div-again.The point they made on the Football league show about the Blackpool manager is even more clear at Brighton.The fans must not turn up now and give these vile people anymore free money.We must get them out the club asap.
[quote][p][bold]Cliify0002[/bold] wrote: No matter how thumbs down I get. You guys and everyone else need to stay away from the Amex let them know the extent of the unrest they are causing next home game just stay away one match won't hurt you , let them know we've had enough bull[/p][/quote]Great post 100% correct.Just watched MOTD and the Football league show.So many other clubs have wonderful young players of just 18 & 20 yrs of age.Also must point out great goals from Ulloa,and Grabbon.Plus a beautiful cross from Conway.So many other clubs have real managers showing some real passion,and it also looks Hollway is working his magic in this div-again.The point they made on the Football league show about the Blackpool manager is even more clear at Brighton.The fans must not turn up now and give these vile people anymore free money.We must get them out the club asap. Please wake up
  • Score: -12

12:57am Sun 17 Aug 14

gordongull says...

Nathan Jones is the only person with any Championship experience.
That is worrying.
The person responsible for recruiting the players for our team has never managed a team at any level.
That is also a worry.
A large chunk of the Ulloa/Buckley money might be needed for FFP.
That is a cause for concern.
The Owner and his sidekick Suits' are comfortable with the team not being competitive until 10% of the season has gone.
That is worry.
We are relying heavily on players produced by the Development Squad, but in most cases we are at least a Division too high for their abilities.
That is a cause for anxiety.
We don't look capable of winning a game.
That is a worry.
Nathan Jones is the only person with any Championship experience. That is worrying. The person responsible for recruiting the players for our team has never managed a team at any level. That is also a worry. A large chunk of the Ulloa/Buckley money might be needed for FFP. That is a cause for concern. The Owner and his sidekick Suits' are comfortable with the team not being competitive until 10% of the season has gone. That is worry. We are relying heavily on players produced by the Development Squad, but in most cases we are at least a Division too high for their abilities. That is a cause for anxiety. We don't look capable of winning a game. That is a worry. gordongull
  • Score: 14

1:17am Sun 17 Aug 14

Please wake up says...

Also great goal and work from Billy Sharp today.How fit does that guy look to our vile unfit drunks/
Also great goal and work from Billy Sharp today.How fit does that guy look to our vile unfit drunks/ Please wake up
  • Score: -12

1:23am Sun 17 Aug 14

tez1959 says...

why doesnt anybody listen to me i keep telling you time and time again get tom pope from port vale for christ sake before he goes to another club absolute banker to get you goals brighton scouts take note and go get him now not think about it next year mr bloom go to your bank withdraw some money and bloody well buy him before the ardent fans start protesting about the way the clubs run at the moment s..t
why doesnt anybody listen to me i keep telling you time and time again get tom pope from port vale for christ sake before he goes to another club absolute banker to get you goals brighton scouts take note and go get him now not think about it next year mr bloom go to your bank withdraw some money and bloody well buy him before the ardent fans start protesting about the way the clubs run at the moment s..t tez1959
  • Score: 5

1:25am Sun 17 Aug 14

Claude Back says...

Are we Finnished?
Are we Finnished? Claude Back
  • Score: 8

2:20am Sun 17 Aug 14

Sweetmanattheamex says...

Sweetmanattheamex wrote:
Worried ? Yes, just got back from the game and absolutely p****d off. Two poor sides out there today. I would say we are Deffo 5 quality players short and in desperate need of these signings. We played well at times. But Deffo lacking especially in the final third. Can't see us getting anything at leeds on Tuesday unless the board can get the quality in, in time. UTA
Why the thumbs down? Is it because I said there were two poor sides out there today? Well, IMO it's true. We need to be active in the transfer market and get those 5 quality players in. Unless, the team is improved I cannot see us getting anything at leeds either on Tuesday. LB and a striker has to be priority.
[quote][p][bold]Sweetmanattheamex[/bold] wrote: Worried ? Yes, just got back from the game and absolutely p****d off. Two poor sides out there today. I would say we are Deffo 5 quality players short and in desperate need of these signings. We played well at times. But Deffo lacking especially in the final third. Can't see us getting anything at leeds on Tuesday unless the board can get the quality in, in time. UTA[/p][/quote]Why the thumbs down? Is it because I said there were two poor sides out there today? Well, IMO it's true. We need to be active in the transfer market and get those 5 quality players in. Unless, the team is improved I cannot see us getting anything at leeds either on Tuesday. LB and a striker has to be priority. Sweetmanattheamex
  • Score: 1

2:37am Sun 17 Aug 14

The_Writing_is_on_the_Wall says...

The writing is on the wall.

We WILL be relegated this season.

The writing is on the wall.
The writing is on the wall. We WILL be relegated this season. The writing is on the wall. The_Writing_is_on_the_Wall
  • Score: 10

2:45am Sun 17 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

PressBoxTeaBoy wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Nope, it's not how you start a season that counts, it's how you finish it.
So if we finish with 10 wins but lose every game up till that point you'll be happy then ?

You have to be in contention from the off, which means you have to at least get 1.75 points per game through the first 10 games, then step it up as the season progresses until you are claiming 2.0 points per game in the back third of the season.

I'll give the 3 suits and Sami 10 games and if we're not on 17 - 18 points at that point I think the season will be shot as far as play-offs or promotion go.
Vegas won't rear his head because there is no leverage to an optimistic tone.
[quote][p][bold]PressBoxTeaBoy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Nope, it's not how you start a season that counts, it's how you finish it.[/p][/quote]So if we finish with 10 wins but lose every game up till that point you'll be happy then ? You have to be in contention from the off, which means you have to at least get 1.75 points per game through the first 10 games, then step it up as the season progresses until you are claiming 2.0 points per game in the back third of the season. I'll give the 3 suits and Sami 10 games and if we're not on 17 - 18 points at that point I think the season will be shot as far as play-offs or promotion go.[/p][/quote]Vegas won't rear his head because there is no leverage to an optimistic tone. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 7

3:03am Sun 17 Aug 14

Bucket feet Duffy says...

PressBoxTeaBoy wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Nope, it's not how you start a season that counts, it's how you finish it.
So if we finish with 10 wins but lose every game up till that point you'll be happy then ?

You have to be in contention from the off, which means you have to at least get 1.75 points per game through the first 10 games, then step it up as the season progresses until you are claiming 2.0 points per game in the back third of the season.

I'll give the 3 suits and Sami 10 games and if we're not on 17 - 18 points at that point I think the season will be shot as far as play-offs or promotion go.
We will be on 13 points I reckon unless som better players come in before Sept the first, I expect the statement to be the loan window will open soon we will get some!
[quote][p][bold]PressBoxTeaBoy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Nope, it's not how you start a season that counts, it's how you finish it.[/p][/quote]So if we finish with 10 wins but lose every game up till that point you'll be happy then ? You have to be in contention from the off, which means you have to at least get 1.75 points per game through the first 10 games, then step it up as the season progresses until you are claiming 2.0 points per game in the back third of the season. I'll give the 3 suits and Sami 10 games and if we're not on 17 - 18 points at that point I think the season will be shot as far as play-offs or promotion go.[/p][/quote]We will be on 13 points I reckon unless som better players come in before Sept the first, I expect the statement to be the loan window will open soon we will get some! Bucket feet Duffy
  • Score: 2

5:45am Sun 17 Aug 14

taiwan gul says...

Problem last season was scoring goals. Defence was one of the best. Defence is still Ok but if your attack is no good the ball is in your own half too much.

Our best forward has left. Our center forward record is a goal every four games. Add scoring record of all 10 outfield players and multiply by 46.

We are already mathematically relegated. We need players who have a track record of scoring goals.
Problem last season was scoring goals. Defence was one of the best. Defence is still Ok but if your attack is no good the ball is in your own half too much. Our best forward has left. Our center forward record is a goal every four games. Add scoring record of all 10 outfield players and multiply by 46. We are already mathematically relegated. We need players who have a track record of scoring goals. taiwan gul
  • Score: 2

7:01am Sun 17 Aug 14

brightonup says...

This is a facile question attracting and encouraging trolls to respond with the usual daft comments that we are doomed. It does nothing for the diminishing morale of players and genuine supporters.
With this sort of 'debate' and some of the 'on-off' support of a section of so-called 'experts' on here, there is a real danger the threat of relegation becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy.
This is a facile question attracting and encouraging trolls to respond with the usual daft comments that we are doomed. It does nothing for the diminishing morale of players and genuine supporters. With this sort of 'debate' and some of the 'on-off' support of a section of so-called 'experts' on here, there is a real danger the threat of relegation becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. brightonup
  • Score: 0

7:33am Sun 17 Aug 14

daughter-of-manag says...

MHubbs wrote:
Currently, no depth in squad, no creative players, no decent striker and no quality. Who wouldn't be worried?
Joao Teixeira looks like quality, and he's certainly a decent, creative player.

It's disappointing to lose, but this site has become a conduit of despair, doom and gloom. The best case short-term scenario is that we win a few games and the squad gets improved with three or four excellent signings; the worst case scenario is that Sami walks in Sept/October with very few additions, and NJ becomes caretaker manager.

We need to get behind the team and hope that the former scenario prevails.

Come on your seagulls!!!!
[quote][p][bold]MHubbs[/bold] wrote: Currently, no depth in squad, no creative players, no decent striker and no quality. Who wouldn't be worried?[/p][/quote]Joao Teixeira looks like quality, and he's certainly a decent, creative player. It's disappointing to lose, but this site has become a conduit of despair, doom and gloom. The best case short-term scenario is that we win a few games and the squad gets improved with three or four excellent signings; the worst case scenario is that Sami walks in Sept/October with very few additions, and NJ becomes caretaker manager. We need to get behind the team and hope that the former scenario prevails. Come on your seagulls!!!! daughter-of-manag
  • Score: 5

8:08am Sun 17 Aug 14

The unwilling Frenchman says...

I was not Happy with the appointment of SH in the first place, but if he had a strong squad ,there might have been time to "learn on the job ", the present situation requires someone with the relevant experience and background of management at this level.
Last time in this division we waited Ten lost games before we asked the brilliant Steve Coppell to turn things around, and he very nearly did.
Another six reverses and we should appoint a Coppell/Pulis standard of manager.
I was not Happy with the appointment of SH in the first place, but if he had a strong squad ,there might have been time to "learn on the job ", the present situation requires someone with the relevant experience and background of management at this level. Last time in this division we waited Ten lost games before we asked the brilliant Steve Coppell to turn things around, and he very nearly did. Another six reverses and we should appoint a Coppell/Pulis standard of manager. The unwilling Frenchman
  • Score: -3

8:40am Sun 17 Aug 14

Hugothepug says...

AlanDuffy wrote:
Much too early to be talking about relegation or how good the manager is.....he needs time......and some players. For me the frustration stems from the fact that EVERYONE has known for some time that the squad was weak, and we've subsequently sold our 2 best remaining players, and despite all the talk about adding quality and only buying players who improve the squad, there's been precious little evidence of this so far. Now, there's 2 weeks to go till the end of the window and a lot COULD change in that time, but new players will need time to bed into the squad and the system, so we're going to be looking at November before we've got a competitive team, if all goes to plan. Am I worried, Yes. We NEVER hear a word from Burke, we only get spin and patronising platitudes from Barber and nothing of substance from the chairman. My faith in the management has taken a battering over the past few months and it'll take a good couple of months to win me over. BUT this is not the time for protests - the team needs support now more than any time in recent years and I hope the faithful will get behind them.
Through recent months that's the best post I've read! Exactly as I feel - both realistic and balanced.
[quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: Much too early to be talking about relegation or how good the manager is.....he needs time......and some players. For me the frustration stems from the fact that EVERYONE has known for some time that the squad was weak, and we've subsequently sold our 2 best remaining players, and despite all the talk about adding quality and only buying players who improve the squad, there's been precious little evidence of this so far. Now, there's 2 weeks to go till the end of the window and a lot COULD change in that time, but new players will need time to bed into the squad and the system, so we're going to be looking at November before we've got a competitive team, if all goes to plan. Am I worried, Yes. We NEVER hear a word from Burke, we only get spin and patronising platitudes from Barber and nothing of substance from the chairman. My faith in the management has taken a battering over the past few months and it'll take a good couple of months to win me over. BUT this is not the time for protests - the team needs support now more than any time in recent years and I hope the faithful will get behind them.[/p][/quote]Through recent months that's the best post I've read! Exactly as I feel - both realistic and balanced. Hugothepug
  • Score: 4

8:50am Sun 17 Aug 14

Hugothepug says...

mickey scott wrote:
when a team is as bad as this one you must have a guy in charge who can get everything out of them not play a system that does not suit we need players but will they be played to suit the team or the system uta
Bang on - no.1. Rule in football management, play the system to suit the players!! You can see it out there on the field, concerned rather about playing the system Hypia wants correctly rather than just playing.

Not too late to deviate from it though - sign of a good manager is to recognised that it's not working and change it. Wait till we've got the wing backs before playing a wing back system - pretty basic really.
[quote][p][bold]mickey scott[/bold] wrote: when a team is as bad as this one you must have a guy in charge who can get everything out of them not play a system that does not suit we need players but will they be played to suit the team or the system uta[/p][/quote]Bang on - no.1. Rule in football management, play the system to suit the players!! You can see it out there on the field, concerned rather about playing the system Hypia wants correctly rather than just playing. Not too late to deviate from it though - sign of a good manager is to recognised that it's not working and change it. Wait till we've got the wing backs before playing a wing back system - pretty basic really. Hugothepug
  • Score: 1

9:12am Sun 17 Aug 14

Party Line says...

If the loyalty and commitment of fans is a factor in a player wanting to play for a club (unlikely I appreciate), why would any want to stay at or join BHA after reading the comments posted here or watching how many leave the ground before the end when they are 1-0 down? Brighton supporters - oxymoron.
If the loyalty and commitment of fans is a factor in a player wanting to play for a club (unlikely I appreciate), why would any want to stay at or join BHA after reading the comments posted here or watching how many leave the ground before the end when they are 1-0 down? Brighton supporters - oxymoron. Party Line
  • Score: -8

9:36am Sun 17 Aug 14

Max Ripple says...

Gazza by the sea wrote:
PressBoxTeaBoy wrote:
If you were another Championship Manager today, tell me one player from todays line up that you would be saying, " we need that guy in our team or squad to make a go of it for Promotion"

Personally, I wouldn't pick one of them. That shows you how far we've gone backwards.

13 Stockdale
14 Calderon
15 Chicksen
24 Ince
03 Greer
04 Hughes
02 Bruno
18 Forster-Caskey
11 O'Grady
12 Mackail-Smith (Fenelon - 76' )
25 Lua Lua (J. Teixeira - 64' )
Substitutes
05 Dunk
10 Agustien
16 Ankergren
17 J. Teixeira
21 Maksimenko
23 Fenelon
28 Toko

Then look at who was playing or on the bench today in the Premier Lge:

Ulloa.
Buckley.
Zamora.
Hammond.
Lingard.
Wood.
Bridcutt.
Murray.

And still to play their first Premier Lge games.

Upson.
Barnes.
Ward.

And former players playing at other clubs in the championship.

Hall. Beating us today.
Elphick. Top of the table after 2 games.
Cook. Ditto above.
Bennett.
Noone.

Its not rocket science.
That's a scary observation PBT but based on the evidence of 30 minutes today I think Teixeira is gonna worry a few opposition managers this season........
He's not going to be able to do it all on his own though!
[quote][p][bold]Gazza by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PressBoxTeaBoy[/bold] wrote: If you were another Championship Manager today, tell me one player from todays line up that you would be saying, " we need that guy in our team or squad to make a go of it for Promotion" Personally, I wouldn't pick one of them. That shows you how far we've gone backwards. 13 Stockdale 14 Calderon 15 Chicksen 24 Ince 03 Greer 04 Hughes 02 Bruno 18 Forster-Caskey 11 O'Grady 12 Mackail-Smith (Fenelon - 76' ) 25 Lua Lua (J. Teixeira - 64' ) Substitutes 05 Dunk 10 Agustien 16 Ankergren 17 J. Teixeira 21 Maksimenko 23 Fenelon 28 Toko Then look at who was playing or on the bench today in the Premier Lge: Ulloa. Buckley. Zamora. Hammond. Lingard. Wood. Bridcutt. Murray. And still to play their first Premier Lge games. Upson. Barnes. Ward. And former players playing at other clubs in the championship. Hall. Beating us today. Elphick. Top of the table after 2 games. Cook. Ditto above. Bennett. Noone. Its not rocket science.[/p][/quote]That's a scary observation PBT but based on the evidence of 30 minutes today I think Teixeira is gonna worry a few opposition managers this season........[/p][/quote]He's not going to be able to do it all on his own though! Max Ripple
  • Score: 3

9:49am Sun 17 Aug 14

portugal35 says...

We will finish top of the FFP league.If we can continue to sell our best players we will enhance our position at the top of the FFP.Keep up the good work.Messrs Fly Cooku n nest.
We will finish top of the FFP league.If we can continue to sell our best players we will enhance our position at the top of the FFP.Keep up the good work.Messrs Fly Cooku n nest. portugal35
  • Score: 5

9:55am Sun 17 Aug 14

DougRouvie says...

Uh, oh we're in trouble, Somethings come along and it's burst our bubble.....
Uh, oh we're in trouble, Somethings come along and it's burst our bubble..... DougRouvie
  • Score: 2

10:06am Sun 17 Aug 14

SonnyJim55 says...

Seems there are one or two on here who are questioning the right of fans to criticize what is happening at the club. Absolutely ridiculous. We pay a hell of a lot of money to watch 2nd division football (because that's what it is regardless of its title) and have every right to question the powers that be. God aka Bloom has taken season ticket holders for mugs, he knew exactly what he was going to do this summer with regard to selling players and not adequately replacing them. And please don't say we still have 2 weeks of the window left, does anyone really expect any decent signings? At best there will be a couple of more loans and possibly a signing of someone we may have heard of just to try and appease the fans. We are going down, if Bloom wants to sell this club in the not too distant future (which he does) he needs to do a shoring up exercise to stop that happening rather than hope there are 3 worse teams than us because at the moment there are not.
Seems there are one or two on here who are questioning the right of fans to criticize what is happening at the club. Absolutely ridiculous. We pay a hell of a lot of money to watch 2nd division football (because that's what it is regardless of its title) and have every right to question the powers that be. God aka Bloom has taken season ticket holders for mugs, he knew exactly what he was going to do this summer with regard to selling players and not adequately replacing them. And please don't say we still have 2 weeks of the window left, does anyone really expect any decent signings? At best there will be a couple of more loans and possibly a signing of someone we may have heard of just to try and appease the fans. We are going down, if Bloom wants to sell this club in the not too distant future (which he does) he needs to do a shoring up exercise to stop that happening rather than hope there are 3 worse teams than us because at the moment there are not. SonnyJim55
  • Score: 8

10:13am Sun 17 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

ARGUS...please tell me why my comment has been taken down???👹 I did not use foul or abusive language or slander anyone's good name? For those that missed it and it may not be to the majorities liking I will run the risk of having my wrist slapped again...I be been a season ticket holder for many years and have the right to voice my opinion!!!

BUILD A BONFIRE BUILD A BONFIRE...

Do you remember the song? I hope we are not heading back to those dark horrible days? Gus and Oscar left for a reason( yes there was an incident in changing rooms but that's not why Gus left, if club were being honest). 8000 fans remained loyal in those days Mr Bloom and it's those fans that need some honesty from the club. Up till now we have had a brilliant time at the Amex, so don't ruin What you and Dick started. You ask us to pay higher prices for EVERYTHING at the club and think that we should just put up with it. IF the club is skint then TELL us and then we know where as paying customers we stand. ITS THE INCREDIBLE SILENCE that makes us angry. As a business you have the right to say and do as you please but THE FANS are your business, without them you don't have a club or a business. I LOVE WHAT YOUVE DONE FOR OUR CLUB but don't treat us as FOOLS.
ARGUS...please tell me why my comment has been taken down???👹 I did not use foul or abusive language or slander anyone's good name? For those that missed it and it may not be to the majorities liking I will run the risk of having my wrist slapped again...I be been a season ticket holder for many years and have the right to voice my opinion!!! BUILD A BONFIRE BUILD A BONFIRE... Do you remember the song? I hope we are not heading back to those dark horrible days? Gus and Oscar left for a reason( yes there was an incident in changing rooms but that's not why Gus left, if club were being honest). 8000 fans remained loyal in those days Mr Bloom and it's those fans that need some honesty from the club. Up till now we have had a brilliant time at the Amex, so don't ruin What you and Dick started. You ask us to pay higher prices for EVERYTHING at the club and think that we should just put up with it. IF the club is skint then TELL us and then we know where as paying customers we stand. ITS THE INCREDIBLE SILENCE that makes us angry. As a business you have the right to say and do as you please but THE FANS are your business, without them you don't have a club or a business. I LOVE WHAT YOUVE DONE FOR OUR CLUB but don't treat us as FOOLS. Conelli98
  • Score: 6

10:33am Sun 17 Aug 14

brightonup says...

SonnyJim55 wrote:
Seems there are one or two on here who are questioning the right of fans to criticize what is happening at the club. Absolutely ridiculous. We pay a hell of a lot of money to watch 2nd division football (because that's what it is regardless of its title) and have every right to question the powers that be. God aka Bloom has taken season ticket holders for mugs, he knew exactly what he was going to do this summer with regard to selling players and not adequately replacing them. And please don't say we still have 2 weeks of the window left, does anyone really expect any decent signings? At best there will be a couple of more loans and possibly a signing of someone we may have heard of just to try and appease the fans. We are going down, if Bloom wants to sell this club in the not too distant future (which he does) he needs to do a shoring up exercise to stop that happening rather than hope there are 3 worse teams than us because at the moment there are not.
I am amazed at your skills you are ...a clairvoyant (knowing that we will be relegated) mind reader (knowing that TB is intending to sell the club), and 'the voice of the people' (speaking on behalf of the paying customers). Is there no end to your skill?
Are you human?
Orare you a super troll?
[quote][p][bold]SonnyJim55[/bold] wrote: Seems there are one or two on here who are questioning the right of fans to criticize what is happening at the club. Absolutely ridiculous. We pay a hell of a lot of money to watch 2nd division football (because that's what it is regardless of its title) and have every right to question the powers that be. God aka Bloom has taken season ticket holders for mugs, he knew exactly what he was going to do this summer with regard to selling players and not adequately replacing them. And please don't say we still have 2 weeks of the window left, does anyone really expect any decent signings? At best there will be a couple of more loans and possibly a signing of someone we may have heard of just to try and appease the fans. We are going down, if Bloom wants to sell this club in the not too distant future (which he does) he needs to do a shoring up exercise to stop that happening rather than hope there are 3 worse teams than us because at the moment there are not.[/p][/quote]I am amazed at your skills you are ...a clairvoyant (knowing that we will be relegated) mind reader (knowing that TB is intending to sell the club), and 'the voice of the people' (speaking on behalf of the paying customers). Is there no end to your skill? Are you human? Orare you a super troll? brightonup
  • Score: -6

10:49am Sun 17 Aug 14

seagull espanola says...

championshipgull wrote:
brighton bluenose wrote:
championshipgull wrote:
Can always get some strange results the first few games. We lost our first two games last season. . At least we won our first cup game this year so you could argue we are better off. The new players coming in have taken on a bit more of an urgency though. last year it was injuries this year we haven't got them all. Put me down as a Not Worried (Yet)
Are you pi55ed???!!!!!
No, but good Idea it will save me from the kneejerk frenzied hysteria we get after a couple of bad results
This time last season we had lost all three of our opening games including being humbled by Newport county. Similar situation, new manager trying to get to know his squad and the squad getting used to the managers tactics and that was without Oscar having the squad decimated like SH has! I feel it is too early to judge SH given what has happened, in trying to appoint Sammy Lee he was after an experienced assistant with knowledge of the Championship and good contacts. He certainly could do with some help now, and that does not seem to be coming from upstairs. So for the moment put me down as concerned: yes, worried: not yet.
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: Can always get some strange results the first few games. We lost our first two games last season. . At least we won our first cup game this year so you could argue we are better off. The new players coming in have taken on a bit more of an urgency though. last year it was injuries this year we haven't got them all. Put me down as a Not Worried (Yet)[/p][/quote]Are you pi55ed???!!!!![/p][/quote]No, but good Idea it will save me from the kneejerk frenzied hysteria we get after a couple of bad results[/p][/quote]This time last season we had lost all three of our opening games including being humbled by Newport county. Similar situation, new manager trying to get to know his squad and the squad getting used to the managers tactics and that was without Oscar having the squad decimated like SH has! I feel it is too early to judge SH given what has happened, in trying to appoint Sammy Lee he was after an experienced assistant with knowledge of the Championship and good contacts. He certainly could do with some help now, and that does not seem to be coming from upstairs. So for the moment put me down as concerned: yes, worried: not yet. seagull espanola
  • Score: -3

10:58am Sun 17 Aug 14

Seagulls via LCFC says...

Not worried yet. Expect to lose at Leeds but key will be the two home games against Bolton and Charlton. The new boys should be up to speed and the final new signings (whoever they may be) should also be in place. If we lose either of the two home games, then its a fight to stay in the top half. We will not be relegated and talk like that is nonsense.
Not worried yet. Expect to lose at Leeds but key will be the two home games against Bolton and Charlton. The new boys should be up to speed and the final new signings (whoever they may be) should also be in place. If we lose either of the two home games, then its a fight to stay in the top half. We will not be relegated and talk like that is nonsense. Seagulls via LCFC
  • Score: -3

11:19am Sun 17 Aug 14

Sid East Brighton says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Two weeks to go, at that time we hit 4-5 quality sides, let's judge the squad in November.
Vegas we will be 9- 12 points off the leaders come 31st.. How is that acceptable ?
So true. From the team that started the play off games last season eight have left, and have been replaced by what ?
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Two weeks to go, at that time we hit 4-5 quality sides, let's judge the squad in November. Vegas we will be 9- 12 points off the leaders come 31st.. How is that acceptable ?[/p][/quote]So true. From the team that started the play off games last season eight have left, and have been replaced by what ? Sid East Brighton
  • Score: 6

11:22am Sun 17 Aug 14

SonnyJim55 says...

brightonup wrote:
SonnyJim55 wrote:
Seems there are one or two on here who are questioning the right of fans to criticize what is happening at the club. Absolutely ridiculous. We pay a hell of a lot of money to watch 2nd division football (because that's what it is regardless of its title) and have every right to question the powers that be. God aka Bloom has taken season ticket holders for mugs, he knew exactly what he was going to do this summer with regard to selling players and not adequately replacing them. And please don't say we still have 2 weeks of the window left, does anyone really expect any decent signings? At best there will be a couple of more loans and possibly a signing of someone we may have heard of just to try and appease the fans. We are going down, if Bloom wants to sell this club in the not too distant future (which he does) he needs to do a shoring up exercise to stop that happening rather than hope there are 3 worse teams than us because at the moment there are not.
I am amazed at your skills you are ...a clairvoyant (knowing that we will be relegated) mind reader (knowing that TB is intending to sell the club), and 'the voice of the people' (speaking on behalf of the paying customers). Is there no end to your skill?
Are you human?
Orare you a super troll?
(1) If you note the general theme of the rest of the posts on here on a daily basis then you will know that I do not speak for other people, they are singing from the same hymn sheet.
(2) it doesn't take long to get dragged into a relegation battle when we are as poor as we are right now.
(3) as for TB wanting to sell, wait and see.
[quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SonnyJim55[/bold] wrote: Seems there are one or two on here who are questioning the right of fans to criticize what is happening at the club. Absolutely ridiculous. We pay a hell of a lot of money to watch 2nd division football (because that's what it is regardless of its title) and have every right to question the powers that be. God aka Bloom has taken season ticket holders for mugs, he knew exactly what he was going to do this summer with regard to selling players and not adequately replacing them. And please don't say we still have 2 weeks of the window left, does anyone really expect any decent signings? At best there will be a couple of more loans and possibly a signing of someone we may have heard of just to try and appease the fans. We are going down, if Bloom wants to sell this club in the not too distant future (which he does) he needs to do a shoring up exercise to stop that happening rather than hope there are 3 worse teams than us because at the moment there are not.[/p][/quote]I am amazed at your skills you are ...a clairvoyant (knowing that we will be relegated) mind reader (knowing that TB is intending to sell the club), and 'the voice of the people' (speaking on behalf of the paying customers). Is there no end to your skill? Are you human? Orare you a super troll?[/p][/quote](1) If you note the general theme of the rest of the posts on here on a daily basis then you will know that I do not speak for other people, they are singing from the same hymn sheet. (2) it doesn't take long to get dragged into a relegation battle when we are as poor as we are right now. (3) as for TB wanting to sell, wait and see. SonnyJim55
  • Score: 7

11:25am Sun 17 Aug 14

mansfield seagull says...

Conelli98 wrote:
ARGUS...please tell me why my comment has been taken down???👹 I did not use foul or abusive language or slander anyone's good name? For those that missed it and it may not be to the majorities liking I will run the risk of having my wrist slapped again...I be been a season ticket holder for many years and have the right to voice my opinion!!!

BUILD A BONFIRE BUILD A BONFIRE...

Do you remember the song? I hope we are not heading back to those dark horrible days? Gus and Oscar left for a reason( yes there was an incident in changing rooms but that's not why Gus left, if club were being honest). 8000 fans remained loyal in those days Mr Bloom and it's those fans that need some honesty from the club. Up till now we have had a brilliant time at the Amex, so don't ruin What you and Dick started. You ask us to pay higher prices for EVERYTHING at the club and think that we should just put up with it. IF the club is skint then TELL us and then we know where as paying customers we stand. ITS THE INCREDIBLE SILENCE that makes us angry. As a business you have the right to say and do as you please but THE FANS are your business, without them you don't have a club or a business. I LOVE WHAT YOUVE DONE FOR OUR CLUB but don't treat us as FOOLS.
couldn't agree more comment of the day
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: ARGUS...please tell me why my comment has been taken down???👹 I did not use foul or abusive language or slander anyone's good name? For those that missed it and it may not be to the majorities liking I will run the risk of having my wrist slapped again...I be been a season ticket holder for many years and have the right to voice my opinion!!! BUILD A BONFIRE BUILD A BONFIRE... Do you remember the song? I hope we are not heading back to those dark horrible days? Gus and Oscar left for a reason( yes there was an incident in changing rooms but that's not why Gus left, if club were being honest). 8000 fans remained loyal in those days Mr Bloom and it's those fans that need some honesty from the club. Up till now we have had a brilliant time at the Amex, so don't ruin What you and Dick started. You ask us to pay higher prices for EVERYTHING at the club and think that we should just put up with it. IF the club is skint then TELL us and then we know where as paying customers we stand. ITS THE INCREDIBLE SILENCE that makes us angry. As a business you have the right to say and do as you please but THE FANS are your business, without them you don't have a club or a business. I LOVE WHAT YOUVE DONE FOR OUR CLUB but don't treat us as FOOLS.[/p][/quote]couldn't agree more comment of the day mansfield seagull
  • Score: 3

11:42am Sun 17 Aug 14

Peppers I says...

SonnyJim55 wrote:
brightonup wrote:
SonnyJim55 wrote:
Seems there are one or two on here who are questioning the right of fans to criticize what is happening at the club. Absolutely ridiculous. We pay a hell of a lot of money to watch 2nd division football (because that's what it is regardless of its title) and have every right to question the powers that be. God aka Bloom has taken season ticket holders for mugs, he knew exactly what he was going to do this summer with regard to selling players and not adequately replacing them. And please don't say we still have 2 weeks of the window left, does anyone really expect any decent signings? At best there will be a couple of more loans and possibly a signing of someone we may have heard of just to try and appease the fans. We are going down, if Bloom wants to sell this club in the not too distant future (which he does) he needs to do a shoring up exercise to stop that happening rather than hope there are 3 worse teams than us because at the moment there are not.
I am amazed at your skills you are ...a clairvoyant (knowing that we will be relegated) mind reader (knowing that TB is intending to sell the club), and 'the voice of the people' (speaking on behalf of the paying customers). Is there no end to your skill?
Are you human?
Orare you a super troll?
(1) If you note the general theme of the rest of the posts on here on a daily basis then you will know that I do not speak for other people, they are singing from the same hymn sheet.
(2) it doesn't take long to get dragged into a relegation battle when we are as poor as we are right now.
(3) as for TB wanting to sell, wait and see.
I agree with Sonny Jim, you do not have to be a clairvoyant to see what is happening and which way this is going. The investment in infrastructure is quite awesome given where we were 4 years and more ago. However another chunk just spent on a training ground needs a little bit more scrutiny. Why would you invest this sort of money if you haven't got players worthy to train there let alone be competitive in this division. I have thought for some time now that TB will be cashing in soon, everything about his business and personal life suggests that BHA is only a business transaction. He knows some wealthy people in Australia not least the 7 billion strong James Packer. I have it on good authority that he is looking to invest in more leisure projects in the UK and a South Coast Football Club with a bit of land for a nice hotel may well fit the bill. It is also a fact that TB uses his club Crown Aspinalls in Mayfair. Watch this space.
[quote][p][bold]SonnyJim55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SonnyJim55[/bold] wrote: Seems there are one or two on here who are questioning the right of fans to criticize what is happening at the club. Absolutely ridiculous. We pay a hell of a lot of money to watch 2nd division football (because that's what it is regardless of its title) and have every right to question the powers that be. God aka Bloom has taken season ticket holders for mugs, he knew exactly what he was going to do this summer with regard to selling players and not adequately replacing them. And please don't say we still have 2 weeks of the window left, does anyone really expect any decent signings? At best there will be a couple of more loans and possibly a signing of someone we may have heard of just to try and appease the fans. We are going down, if Bloom wants to sell this club in the not too distant future (which he does) he needs to do a shoring up exercise to stop that happening rather than hope there are 3 worse teams than us because at the moment there are not.[/p][/quote]I am amazed at your skills you are ...a clairvoyant (knowing that we will be relegated) mind reader (knowing that TB is intending to sell the club), and 'the voice of the people' (speaking on behalf of the paying customers). Is there no end to your skill? Are you human? Orare you a super troll?[/p][/quote](1) If you note the general theme of the rest of the posts on here on a daily basis then you will know that I do not speak for other people, they are singing from the same hymn sheet. (2) it doesn't take long to get dragged into a relegation battle when we are as poor as we are right now. (3) as for TB wanting to sell, wait and see.[/p][/quote]I agree with Sonny Jim, you do not have to be a clairvoyant to see what is happening and which way this is going. The investment in infrastructure is quite awesome given where we were 4 years and more ago. However another chunk just spent on a training ground needs a little bit more scrutiny. Why would you invest this sort of money if you haven't got players worthy to train there let alone be competitive in this division. I have thought for some time now that TB will be cashing in soon, everything about his business and personal life suggests that BHA is only a business transaction. He knows some wealthy people in Australia not least the 7 billion strong James Packer. I have it on good authority that he is looking to invest in more leisure projects in the UK and a South Coast Football Club with a bit of land for a nice hotel may well fit the bill. It is also a fact that TB uses his club Crown Aspinalls in Mayfair. Watch this space. Peppers I
  • Score: 5

12:14pm Sun 17 Aug 14

hubby says...

Never_Wrong wrote:
Useless manager, useless team, great facilities. I hope the 3B's can get some decent players in soon.
Useless Chairman, useless board.
Part with some money tightwads!
[quote][p][bold]Never_Wrong[/bold] wrote: Useless manager, useless team, great facilities. I hope the 3B's can get some decent players in soon.[/p][/quote]Useless Chairman, useless board. Part with some money tightwads! hubby
  • Score: -2

1:02pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Sid East Brighton says...

hubby wrote:
Never_Wrong wrote:
Useless manager, useless team, great facilities. I hope the 3B's can get some decent players in soon.
Useless Chairman, useless board.
Part with some money tightwads!
Money's come from the sale of players, but nothing going the other way. I see the problem being the relationship between Bloom & Burke. To cosy. In Bloom's eyes Burke can do nothing wrong.
[quote][p][bold]hubby[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Never_Wrong[/bold] wrote: Useless manager, useless team, great facilities. I hope the 3B's can get some decent players in soon.[/p][/quote]Useless Chairman, useless board. Part with some money tightwads![/p][/quote]Money's come from the sale of players, but nothing going the other way. I see the problem being the relationship between Bloom & Burke. To cosy. In Bloom's eyes Burke can do nothing wrong. Sid East Brighton
  • Score: 1

1:17pm Sun 17 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
PressBoxTeaBoy wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Nope, it's not how you start a season that counts, it's how you finish it.
So if we finish with 10 wins but lose every game up till that point you'll be happy then ?

You have to be in contention from the off, which means you have to at least get 1.75 points per game through the first 10 games, then step it up as the season progresses until you are claiming 2.0 points per game in the back third of the season.

I'll give the 3 suits and Sami 10 games and if we're not on 17 - 18 points at that point I think the season will be shot as far as play-offs or promotion go.
Vegas won't rear his head because there is no leverage to an optimistic tone.
Staffs, we are going to lose some matches this year, all teams do, we have lost two and we will lose more, that is a given. Finishing this season in the top ten would not be a serious problem for me, not if we are squad building, or if you prefer, consolidating.
Brighton are never going to build a promotion capable squad in one season, the financial prudent approach of the club to spending ensures that. I take the long view rather than the, 'right now,' approach so my optimism is about tomorrow rather than being pesimistic about today.

Some people like instant coffee rather than waiting for a fresh ground pot to brew, some like e-mailing rather than writing a letter and some prefer fast food as opposed to cooking a fresh meal, I am content to wait for what is good in the belief that good will come.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PressBoxTeaBoy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Nope, it's not how you start a season that counts, it's how you finish it.[/p][/quote]So if we finish with 10 wins but lose every game up till that point you'll be happy then ? You have to be in contention from the off, which means you have to at least get 1.75 points per game through the first 10 games, then step it up as the season progresses until you are claiming 2.0 points per game in the back third of the season. I'll give the 3 suits and Sami 10 games and if we're not on 17 - 18 points at that point I think the season will be shot as far as play-offs or promotion go.[/p][/quote]Vegas won't rear his head because there is no leverage to an optimistic tone.[/p][/quote]Staffs, we are going to lose some matches this year, all teams do, we have lost two and we will lose more, that is a given. Finishing this season in the top ten would not be a serious problem for me, not if we are squad building, or if you prefer, consolidating. Brighton are never going to build a promotion capable squad in one season, the financial prudent approach of the club to spending ensures that. I take the long view rather than the, 'right now,' approach so my optimism is about tomorrow rather than being pesimistic about today. Some people like instant coffee rather than waiting for a fresh ground pot to brew, some like e-mailing rather than writing a letter and some prefer fast food as opposed to cooking a fresh meal, I am content to wait for what is good in the belief that good will come. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -2

1:44pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Neville says...

Attn Peppers 1
Crown Aspinalls is co owned by the Aspinall family and Crown Hotels Australia where do you get your information regarding TB involvement?
Attn Peppers 1 Crown Aspinalls is co owned by the Aspinall family and Crown Hotels Australia where do you get your information regarding TB involvement? Neville
  • Score: 2

1:58pm Sun 17 Aug 14

gordongull says...

Neville wrote:
Attn Peppers 1
Crown Aspinalls is co owned by the Aspinall family and Crown Hotels Australia where do you get your information regarding TB involvement?
There is a difference between frequenting a club, and being 'involved' with it.
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: Attn Peppers 1 Crown Aspinalls is co owned by the Aspinall family and Crown Hotels Australia where do you get your information regarding TB involvement?[/p][/quote]There is a difference between frequenting a club, and being 'involved' with it. gordongull
  • Score: 1

2:32pm Sun 17 Aug 14

brightonup says...

SonnyJim55 wrote:
brightonup wrote:
SonnyJim55 wrote:
Seems there are one or two on here who are questioning the right of fans to criticize what is happening at the club. Absolutely ridiculous. We pay a hell of a lot of money to watch 2nd division football (because that's what it is regardless of its title) and have every right to question the powers that be. God aka Bloom has taken season ticket holders for mugs, he knew exactly what he was going to do this summer with regard to selling players and not adequately replacing them. And please don't say we still have 2 weeks of the window left, does anyone really expect any decent signings? At best there will be a couple of more loans and possibly a signing of someone we may have heard of just to try and appease the fans. We are going down, if Bloom wants to sell this club in the not too distant future (which he does) he needs to do a shoring up exercise to stop that happening rather than hope there are 3 worse teams than us because at the moment there are not.
I am amazed at your skills you are ...a clairvoyant (knowing that we will be relegated) mind reader (knowing that TB is intending to sell the club), and 'the voice of the people' (speaking on behalf of the paying customers). Is there no end to your skill?
Are you human?
Orare you a super troll?
(1) If you note the general theme of the rest of the posts on here on a daily basis then you will know that I do not speak for other people, they are singing from the same hymn sheet.
(2) it doesn't take long to get dragged into a relegation battle when we are as poor as we are right now.
(3) as for TB wanting to sell, wait and see.
'Wait and see' is the most important contribution you have made.... but that is not what you have chosen to do.
All your doom-laden scenarios may become reality, and then you can come back on here and celebrate. But for the time being ............
[quote][p][bold]SonnyJim55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SonnyJim55[/bold] wrote: Seems there are one or two on here who are questioning the right of fans to criticize what is happening at the club. Absolutely ridiculous. We pay a hell of a lot of money to watch 2nd division football (because that's what it is regardless of its title) and have every right to question the powers that be. God aka Bloom has taken season ticket holders for mugs, he knew exactly what he was going to do this summer with regard to selling players and not adequately replacing them. And please don't say we still have 2 weeks of the window left, does anyone really expect any decent signings? At best there will be a couple of more loans and possibly a signing of someone we may have heard of just to try and appease the fans. We are going down, if Bloom wants to sell this club in the not too distant future (which he does) he needs to do a shoring up exercise to stop that happening rather than hope there are 3 worse teams than us because at the moment there are not.[/p][/quote]I am amazed at your skills you are ...a clairvoyant (knowing that we will be relegated) mind reader (knowing that TB is intending to sell the club), and 'the voice of the people' (speaking on behalf of the paying customers). Is there no end to your skill? Are you human? Orare you a super troll?[/p][/quote](1) If you note the general theme of the rest of the posts on here on a daily basis then you will know that I do not speak for other people, they are singing from the same hymn sheet. (2) it doesn't take long to get dragged into a relegation battle when we are as poor as we are right now. (3) as for TB wanting to sell, wait and see.[/p][/quote]'Wait and see' is the most important contribution you have made.... but that is not what you have chosen to do. All your doom-laden scenarios may become reality, and then you can come back on here and celebrate. But for the time being ............ brightonup
  • Score: -3

3:41pm Sun 17 Aug 14

SonnyJim55 says...

brightonup wrote:
SonnyJim55 wrote:
brightonup wrote:
SonnyJim55 wrote:
Seems there are one or two on here who are questioning the right of fans to criticize what is happening at the club. Absolutely ridiculous. We pay a hell of a lot of money to watch 2nd division football (because that's what it is regardless of its title) and have every right to question the powers that be. God aka Bloom has taken season ticket holders for mugs, he knew exactly what he was going to do this summer with regard to selling players and not adequately replacing them. And please don't say we still have 2 weeks of the window left, does anyone really expect any decent signings? At best there will be a couple of more loans and possibly a signing of someone we may have heard of just to try and appease the fans. We are going down, if Bloom wants to sell this club in the not too distant future (which he does) he needs to do a shoring up exercise to stop that happening rather than hope there are 3 worse teams than us because at the moment there are not.
I am amazed at your skills you are ...a clairvoyant (knowing that we will be relegated) mind reader (knowing that TB is intending to sell the club), and 'the voice of the people' (speaking on behalf of the paying customers). Is there no end to your skill?
Are you human?
Orare you a super troll?
(1) If you note the general theme of the rest of the posts on here on a daily basis then you will know that I do not speak for other people, they are singing from the same hymn sheet.
(2) it doesn't take long to get dragged into a relegation battle when we are as poor as we are right now.
(3) as for TB wanting to sell, wait and see.
'Wait and see' is the most important contribution you have made.... but that is not what you have chosen to do.
All your doom-laden scenarios may become reality, and then you can come back on here and celebrate. But for the time being ............
you can rubbish my comments all you like but there are some things around the club that at the moment are not right and us supporters are being short changed.... and why would I celebrate? I want to see a successful BHA on the field as much as anyone else on here but you and the other members of the blue tinted glass brigade wont hear a word said against anything Bloom etc do or say (or not say as is the case). Its ok to say without Bloom we wouldn't be in our current position but without the fans there would be no football club at all.
[quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SonnyJim55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SonnyJim55[/bold] wrote: Seems there are one or two on here who are questioning the right of fans to criticize what is happening at the club. Absolutely ridiculous. We pay a hell of a lot of money to watch 2nd division football (because that's what it is regardless of its title) and have every right to question the powers that be. God aka Bloom has taken season ticket holders for mugs, he knew exactly what he was going to do this summer with regard to selling players and not adequately replacing them. And please don't say we still have 2 weeks of the window left, does anyone really expect any decent signings? At best there will be a couple of more loans and possibly a signing of someone we may have heard of just to try and appease the fans. We are going down, if Bloom wants to sell this club in the not too distant future (which he does) he needs to do a shoring up exercise to stop that happening rather than hope there are 3 worse teams than us because at the moment there are not.[/p][/quote]I am amazed at your skills you are ...a clairvoyant (knowing that we will be relegated) mind reader (knowing that TB is intending to sell the club), and 'the voice of the people' (speaking on behalf of the paying customers). Is there no end to your skill? Are you human? Orare you a super troll?[/p][/quote](1) If you note the general theme of the rest of the posts on here on a daily basis then you will know that I do not speak for other people, they are singing from the same hymn sheet. (2) it doesn't take long to get dragged into a relegation battle when we are as poor as we are right now. (3) as for TB wanting to sell, wait and see.[/p][/quote]'Wait and see' is the most important contribution you have made.... but that is not what you have chosen to do. All your doom-laden scenarios may become reality, and then you can come back on here and celebrate. But for the time being ............[/p][/quote]you can rubbish my comments all you like but there are some things around the club that at the moment are not right and us supporters are being short changed.... and why would I celebrate? I want to see a successful BHA on the field as much as anyone else on here but you and the other members of the blue tinted glass brigade wont hear a word said against anything Bloom etc do or say (or not say as is the case). Its ok to say without Bloom we wouldn't be in our current position but without the fans there would be no football club at all. SonnyJim55
  • Score: 2

3:46pm Sun 17 Aug 14

SonnyJim55 says...

gordongull wrote:
Neville wrote:
Attn Peppers 1
Crown Aspinalls is co owned by the Aspinall family and Crown Hotels Australia where do you get your information regarding TB involvement?
There is a difference between frequenting a club, and being 'involved' with it.
To be fair to Peppers his information is correct. Packer owns Crown Ltd which bought that club in Mayfair in 2011.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: Attn Peppers 1 Crown Aspinalls is co owned by the Aspinall family and Crown Hotels Australia where do you get your information regarding TB involvement?[/p][/quote]There is a difference between frequenting a club, and being 'involved' with it.[/p][/quote]To be fair to Peppers his information is correct. Packer owns Crown Ltd which bought that club in Mayfair in 2011. SonnyJim55
  • Score: 0

4:27pm Sun 17 Aug 14

brightonup says...

SonnyJim55 wrote:
brightonup wrote:
SonnyJim55 wrote:
brightonup wrote:
SonnyJim55 wrote:
Seems there are one or two on here who are questioning the right of fans to criticize what is happening at the club. Absolutely ridiculous. We pay a hell of a lot of money to watch 2nd division football (because that's what it is regardless of its title) and have every right to question the powers that be. God aka Bloom has taken season ticket holders for mugs, he knew exactly what he was going to do this summer with regard to selling players and not adequately replacing them. And please don't say we still have 2 weeks of the window left, does anyone really expect any decent signings? At best there will be a couple of more loans and possibly a signing of someone we may have heard of just to try and appease the fans. We are going down, if Bloom wants to sell this club in the not too distant future (which he does) he needs to do a shoring up exercise to stop that happening rather than hope there are 3 worse teams than us because at the moment there are not.
I am amazed at your skills you are ...a clairvoyant (knowing that we will be relegated) mind reader (knowing that TB is intending to sell the club), and 'the voice of the people' (speaking on behalf of the paying customers). Is there no end to your skill?
Are you human?
Orare you a super troll?
(1) If you note the general theme of the rest of the posts on here on a daily basis then you will know that I do not speak for other people, they are singing from the same hymn sheet.
(2) it doesn't take long to get dragged into a relegation battle when we are as poor as we are right now.
(3) as for TB wanting to sell, wait and see.
'Wait and see' is the most important contribution you have made.... but that is not what you have chosen to do.
All your doom-laden scenarios may become reality, and then you can come back on here and celebrate. But for the time being ............
you can rubbish my comments all you like but there are some things around the club that at the moment are not right and us supporters are being short changed.... and why would I celebrate? I want to see a successful BHA on the field as much as anyone else on here but you and the other members of the blue tinted glass brigade wont hear a word said against anything Bloom etc do or say (or not say as is the case). Its ok to say without Bloom we wouldn't be in our current position but without the fans there would be no football club at all.
I am not suggesting that your comment that 'some things around the club that at the moment are not right'..... that is fairly clear (if not obvious). But that is a supremely vague comment to which you then add supposition and innuendo. If you KNOW something of the reasons (as opposed to speculating), then say so; if, like the rest of us, you don't, then 'wait and see', because simply filling the void with unsubstantiated negatives doesn't contribute anything constructive!
[quote][p][bold]SonnyJim55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SonnyJim55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SonnyJim55[/bold] wrote: Seems there are one or two on here who are questioning the right of fans to criticize what is happening at the club. Absolutely ridiculous. We pay a hell of a lot of money to watch 2nd division football (because that's what it is regardless of its title) and have every right to question the powers that be. God aka Bloom has taken season ticket holders for mugs, he knew exactly what he was going to do this summer with regard to selling players and not adequately replacing them. And please don't say we still have 2 weeks of the window left, does anyone really expect any decent signings? At best there will be a couple of more loans and possibly a signing of someone we may have heard of just to try and appease the fans. We are going down, if Bloom wants to sell this club in the not too distant future (which he does) he needs to do a shoring up exercise to stop that happening rather than hope there are 3 worse teams than us because at the moment there are not.[/p][/quote]I am amazed at your skills you are ...a clairvoyant (knowing that we will be relegated) mind reader (knowing that TB is intending to sell the club), and 'the voice of the people' (speaking on behalf of the paying customers). Is there no end to your skill? Are you human? Orare you a super troll?[/p][/quote](1) If you note the general theme of the rest of the posts on here on a daily basis then you will know that I do not speak for other people, they are singing from the same hymn sheet. (2) it doesn't take long to get dragged into a relegation battle when we are as poor as we are right now. (3) as for TB wanting to sell, wait and see.[/p][/quote]'Wait and see' is the most important contribution you have made.... but that is not what you have chosen to do. All your doom-laden scenarios may become reality, and then you can come back on here and celebrate. But for the time being ............[/p][/quote]you can rubbish my comments all you like but there are some things around the club that at the moment are not right and us supporters are being short changed.... and why would I celebrate? I want to see a successful BHA on the field as much as anyone else on here but you and the other members of the blue tinted glass brigade wont hear a word said against anything Bloom etc do or say (or not say as is the case). Its ok to say without Bloom we wouldn't be in our current position but without the fans there would be no football club at all.[/p][/quote]I am not suggesting that your comment that 'some things around the club that at the moment are not right'..... that is fairly clear (if not obvious). But that is a supremely vague comment to which you then add supposition and innuendo. If you KNOW something of the reasons (as opposed to speculating), then say so; if, like the rest of us, you don't, then 'wait and see', because simply filling the void with unsubstantiated negatives doesn't contribute anything constructive! brightonup
  • Score: 0

4:29pm Sun 17 Aug 14

brightonup says...

...and I would add that it is fairly self evident that Bloom AND the fans can take credit for the fact we have a club - wouldn't you?
...and I would add that it is fairly self evident that Bloom AND the fans can take credit for the fact we have a club - wouldn't you? brightonup
  • Score: 1

5:23pm Sun 17 Aug 14

KeefyH44 says...

heshootshescores wrote:
Not at all surprised by today's result...and we'll more than likely lose at Leeds on Tuesday too. What's happened at this club over the summer is nothing short of a disgrace. This squad has very few "quality" players in it now. Unless Burke and the Board pull four or five rabbits out of the hat before August 31 (and who will want to join us now?), those who took long odds against us being relegated this season will be able to collect by Christmas.

I just don't understand what Bloom, Barber and Burke were thinking when they allowed so many players to leave before they had suitable replacements signed and sealed. Who runs down a successful business like that? Crowds will drop and revenue with it.

Even the most loyal supporters of the club are disillusioned with what has gone on. On this occasion, the fans actually know better than the Board. I'm still scratching my head trying to work what exactly the plan was? Did they just get complacent and think they would be able to replace Bridcutt, Buckley, Ulloa, Upson, Orlandi, TK etc. and come out of it with a profit?

If so, it's certainly backfired.
Shades of Archer and Belotti. It appears to me that there's a serious need for cash, hence the selling of our most potent assets. Perhaps TB finds himself financially embarrassed. It certainly smells more of trying to recoup some cash than including a successful premiership team. Sad when the club has always had such a potential fan base. We regularly had crowds in excess of 30,000 way back in the 50s as a 3rd division side!
[quote][p][bold]heshootshescores[/bold] wrote: Not at all surprised by today's result...and we'll more than likely lose at Leeds on Tuesday too. What's happened at this club over the summer is nothing short of a disgrace. This squad has very few "quality" players in it now. Unless Burke and the Board pull four or five rabbits out of the hat before August 31 (and who will want to join us now?), those who took long odds against us being relegated this season will be able to collect by Christmas. I just don't understand what Bloom, Barber and Burke were thinking when they allowed so many players to leave before they had suitable replacements signed and sealed. Who runs down a successful business like that? Crowds will drop and revenue with it. Even the most loyal supporters of the club are disillusioned with what has gone on. On this occasion, the fans actually know better than the Board. I'm still scratching my head trying to work what exactly the plan was? Did they just get complacent and think they would be able to replace Bridcutt, Buckley, Ulloa, Upson, Orlandi, TK etc. and come out of it with a profit? If so, it's certainly backfired.[/p][/quote]Shades of Archer and Belotti. It appears to me that there's a serious need for cash, hence the selling of our most potent assets. Perhaps TB finds himself financially embarrassed. It certainly smells more of trying to recoup some cash than including a successful premiership team. Sad when the club has always had such a potential fan base. We regularly had crowds in excess of 30,000 way back in the 50s as a 3rd division side! KeefyH44
  • Score: 1

12:39am Mon 18 Aug 14

JaseBHA says...

You sell or release your team's spine, including most of its goal threats, and you reap what you sow. At the moment we look like the richest team in League One next season. Absolutely crucial few days ahead before the window shuts.
You sell or release your team's spine, including most of its goal threats, and you reap what you sow. At the moment we look like the richest team in League One next season. Absolutely crucial few days ahead before the window shuts. JaseBHA
  • Score: 1

9:54am Mon 18 Aug 14

lenward says...

Just watched the sami hyypia interview on seagull player,he was not a happy man, he sounded like someone who has just had a wake up call, and realized the job is going to be a lot tougher then he first thought.

The players need to think quicker, be faster to the ball, and put in some shooting practice in training. Although I hate to say it they should learn to fall over more to get free kicks, it seems to work for all other teams
Just watched the sami hyypia interview on seagull player,he was not a happy man, he sounded like someone who has just had a wake up call, and realized the job is going to be a lot tougher then he first thought. The players need to think quicker, be faster to the ball, and put in some shooting practice in training. Although I hate to say it they should learn to fall over more to get free kicks, it seems to work for all other teams lenward
  • Score: 0

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