Albion new boy Teixeira happy he made the right move

Joao Teixeira looks to cause problems at Birmingham

Joao Teixeira looks to cause problems at Birmingham

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New boy Joao Teixeira believes he has joined the right club on loan.

And top men at Liverpool agree with him.

The Portuguese youngster made his debut as substitute at Birmingham yesterday.

The deal was engineered by former Liverpool colleagues Steven Gerrard and Sami Hyypia with the approval of Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, whose son Anton used to play for the Seagulls.

Teixeira said: “This is a team where they try to play football, the same as we do at Liverpool.

“So for Brendan Rodgers it was a good choice as well and for me, of course, it was a great choice.

“I didn’t know a lot about them because I don’t really watch the Championship.

“But everybody at Liverpool told me it would be a nice move.

“I need to play football, get experience, so I made the move and I think I made the right move.”

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7:12am Sun 17 Aug 14

Quiterie says...

Anyone else you can send our way Brendan? We don't need much. 2 or 3 defenders, a couple of midfielders and a striker or 2 should do it. Thanks mate.
Anyone else you can send our way Brendan? We don't need much. 2 or 3 defenders, a couple of midfielders and a striker or 2 should do it. Thanks mate. Quiterie
  • Score: 39

7:24am Sun 17 Aug 14

Guernsey gull says...

I often see the letters IMO on here, what's it mean ?
I often see the letters IMO on here, what's it mean ? Guernsey gull
  • Score: -1

7:33am Sun 17 Aug 14

AGT999 says...

Guernsey gull wrote:
I often see the letters IMO on here, what's it mean ?
In my opinion
[quote][p][bold]Guernsey gull[/bold] wrote: I often see the letters IMO on here, what's it mean ?[/p][/quote]In my opinion AGT999
  • Score: 3

7:54am Sun 17 Aug 14

Gee Jay says...

I hope this lad still feels the same come the end of September.
We need the new faces drafted in during the next 14 days to give Sami any chance of constructing a team that is competitive.
If we are still in the bottom six or so come the end of October, there will be real disquiet among the supporters of this, the best suported team in the Championship (or, has been).
Our first three league games this season should have yielded at least 5 points, so Tuesday night gives the team a chance to redeem themselves.
I just hope that the recent spate of sale of players has not undermined the confidence of the players who remain.
I hope this lad still feels the same come the end of September. We need the new faces drafted in during the next 14 days to give Sami any chance of constructing a team that is competitive. If we are still in the bottom six or so come the end of October, there will be real disquiet among the supporters of this, the best suported team in the Championship (or, has been). Our first three league games this season should have yielded at least 5 points, so Tuesday night gives the team a chance to redeem themselves. I just hope that the recent spate of sale of players has not undermined the confidence of the players who remain. Gee Jay
  • Score: 16

8:39am Sun 17 Aug 14

seagull52 says...

I listened Joao's interview on BBC, he had joined up with the team Friday night, had never played with them before. I thought he did pretty good and am sure he'll wow us all after a weeks training with the team. My daughters think he's 'fit', maybe he'll be popular with all members of the family!
I listened Joao's interview on BBC, he had joined up with the team Friday night, had never played with them before. I thought he did pretty good and am sure he'll wow us all after a weeks training with the team. My daughters think he's 'fit', maybe he'll be popular with all members of the family! seagull52
  • Score: 1

8:39am Sun 17 Aug 14

Kit Napier's Beard says...

Any chance of Mr Burke playing at centre forward against Leeds, sorry O'Grady was a mistake signing
Any chance of Mr Burke playing at centre forward against Leeds, sorry O'Grady was a mistake signing Kit Napier's Beard
  • Score: 4

8:39am Sun 17 Aug 14

The_Writing_is_on_the_Wall says...

IMO stands for:

In Memory Of.

In this case in memory of the good team and good manager we once had.

The Writing is on the Wall!!
IMO stands for: In Memory Of. In this case in memory of the good team and good manager we once had. The Writing is on the Wall!! The_Writing_is_on_the_Wall
  • Score: 6

8:50am Sun 17 Aug 14

namgo49 says...

We are in a right mess. We have an inexperienced Manager who enjoyed initial success in his 1st managerial role which turned in to week in week out failure. He gets sacked and belatedly gets the job with us where he has had no support and has lost the only two important games played so far, without scoring a goal.

How is that going to make him feel and who is going to lift him? I can see nothing but defeat on Tuesday and Saturday without us scoring. The goal against SW was through a complete lapse in concentration by all and sundry and the same yesterday. There is glimmer of hope within the present situation, nothing at all.
We are in a right mess. We have an inexperienced Manager who enjoyed initial success in his 1st managerial role which turned in to week in week out failure. He gets sacked and belatedly gets the job with us where he has had no support and has lost the only two important games played so far, without scoring a goal. How is that going to make him feel and who is going to lift him? I can see nothing but defeat on Tuesday and Saturday without us scoring. The goal against SW was through a complete lapse in concentration by all and sundry and the same yesterday. There is glimmer of hope within the present situation, nothing at all. namgo49
  • Score: -2

8:53am Sun 17 Aug 14

davidburkeslovechild says...

Its the second lot of eight games that worry me! Should we lose at Leeds on Tuesday then how long should this be allowed to continue?

If it was left for another three games then any new manager coming in would be going straight into arguably the most difficult run of games to negotiate in the season.

Current tactics do not suit the current players and therefore its square pegs and round holes im afraid.
Its the second lot of eight games that worry me! Should we lose at Leeds on Tuesday then how long should this be allowed to continue? If it was left for another three games then any new manager coming in would be going straight into arguably the most difficult run of games to negotiate in the season. Current tactics do not suit the current players and therefore its square pegs and round holes im afraid. davidburkeslovechild
  • Score: 11

8:53am Sun 17 Aug 14

Guernsey gull says...

AGT999 wrote:
Guernsey gull wrote:
I often see the letters IMO on here, what's it mean ?
In my opinion
Thankyou !
[quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guernsey gull[/bold] wrote: I often see the letters IMO on here, what's it mean ?[/p][/quote]In my opinion[/p][/quote]Thankyou ! Guernsey gull
  • Score: 0

8:55am Sun 17 Aug 14

mark by the sea says...

This lad sounds excellent, where I worry is we have handed out three and four year deals to our DS players, on what performances have they earnt that,. .?
So sami sorted this lad out with a call to Gerard ? Clearly took less than a week, can someone take the phone off Burke and give it to sami?
This lad sounds excellent, where I worry is we have handed out three and four year deals to our DS players, on what performances have they earnt that,. .? So sami sorted this lad out with a call to Gerard ? Clearly took less than a week, can someone take the phone off Burke and give it to sami? mark by the sea
  • Score: 13

8:57am Sun 17 Aug 14

mickey scott says...

when you spend the sort of money brighton have on a new ground and training ground you cant afford to let the team and club suffer as a result if they can only get in loan players that is not a good long term plan we come to see a great team not nice seats yes we have come a long way and we thank tb but the team has gone down the pan and we dont thank anyone for that uta
when you spend the sort of money brighton have on a new ground and training ground you cant afford to let the team and club suffer as a result if they can only get in loan players that is not a good long term plan we come to see a great team not nice seats yes we have come a long way and we thank tb but the team has gone down the pan and we dont thank anyone for that uta mickey scott
  • Score: 10

9:05am Sun 17 Aug 14

Lord Hamilton says...

What is the long term plan for the club? The board needs to tell the fans. If we're having two to three seasons of crap players to sort the books out... let us know. If bloom wants to sell... let us know. We all spend £100s a year on the club we love and we're bring treated with discontent. To keep the fan base we need information. We all appreciate football is a business these days but it's becoming depressing. Maybe we've had it good in the last two seasons punching above our weight. I don't want to be fickle but this needs to be a two way relationship BHA board of directors.
What is the long term plan for the club? The board needs to tell the fans. If we're having two to three seasons of crap players to sort the books out... let us know. If bloom wants to sell... let us know. We all spend £100s a year on the club we love and we're bring treated with discontent. To keep the fan base we need information. We all appreciate football is a business these days but it's becoming depressing. Maybe we've had it good in the last two seasons punching above our weight. I don't want to be fickle but this needs to be a two way relationship BHA board of directors. Lord Hamilton
  • Score: 22

9:07am Sun 17 Aug 14

Quiterie says...

Guernsey gull wrote:
I often see the letters IMO on here, what's it mean ?
International Maritime Organisation.
[quote][p][bold]Guernsey gull[/bold] wrote: I often see the letters IMO on here, what's it mean ?[/p][/quote]International Maritime Organisation. Quiterie
  • Score: -2

9:09am Sun 17 Aug 14

tinker111 says...

mark by the sea wrote:
This lad sounds excellent, where I worry is we have handed out three and four year deals to our DS players, on what performances have they earnt that,. .?
So sami sorted this lad out with a call to Gerard ? Clearly took less than a week, can someone take the phone off Burke and give it to sami?
2"SUB performances for Brentford ??? and returned to Pool early because they could not give him game time pool wanted says it all for me do hope we are not stuck with him having to play
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: This lad sounds excellent, where I worry is we have handed out three and four year deals to our DS players, on what performances have they earnt that,. .? So sami sorted this lad out with a call to Gerard ? Clearly took less than a week, can someone take the phone off Burke and give it to sami?[/p][/quote]2"SUB performances for Brentford ??? and returned to Pool early because they could not give him game time pool wanted says it all for me do hope we are not stuck with him having to play tinker111
  • Score: -8

9:11am Sun 17 Aug 14

oldsolariun says...

The_Writing_is_on_th
e_Wall
wrote:
IMO stands for:

In Memory Of.

In this case in memory of the good team and good manager we once had.

The Writing is on the Wall!!
Thank you ....best post today .
At least it made me smile .
[quote][p][bold]The_Writing_is_on_th e_Wall[/bold] wrote: IMO stands for: In Memory Of. In this case in memory of the good team and good manager we once had. The Writing is on the Wall!![/p][/quote]Thank you ....best post today . At least it made me smile . oldsolariun
  • Score: 11

9:11am Sun 17 Aug 14

Hugothepug says...

I'm really concerned that if we do lose on Tuesday come Saturday there will be a cloud over the Amex. The negativity will get to the players and that's unfair. We need to stay positive for them, difficult I know but it's not their fault is it.

If then we struggle against Bolton there's going to be boos etc and thats going to demoralise them further which is not where our frustrations lay.

Any negativity should stay at home along with those that bring it, that way the point will be made to the management without effecting the players. The attendance will speak volumes to those that need to know and yet protect those on the pitch. The last thing we need to do is turn the players against us and destroy the young players and those new to us. This would not be healthy and I feel things could spiral. Confidence would dwindle leading to poor results, players won't want to join us and things will slowly but surely get out of hand. These are the circumstances that could unravel our season before it begins. Before you know it we could be in a dog fight.

I do feel that for top businessman that look after our club they have royally got things wrong pre season and haven't really thought of the consequences. Ok we may have had some bad luck with transfer targets ands bids etc but I'm a great believer in making your own luck. Contingencies have not been made and they clearly didn't think things through, which in all honesty has surprised me. I mean to go into the season not even 50% prepared is ludicrous - it's like we've started preparations the day the season started. However you look at it it's poor management!!

We must stat with the team no matter how bad it gets. They are out there representing us (well most anyway) so please let's stick together and give them all the encouragement we can. We have a big part to play and ultimately we all want the same thing!

UTA
I'm really concerned that if we do lose on Tuesday come Saturday there will be a cloud over the Amex. The negativity will get to the players and that's unfair. We need to stay positive for them, difficult I know but it's not their fault is it. If then we struggle against Bolton there's going to be boos etc and thats going to demoralise them further which is not where our frustrations lay. Any negativity should stay at home along with those that bring it, that way the point will be made to the management without effecting the players. The attendance will speak volumes to those that need to know and yet protect those on the pitch. The last thing we need to do is turn the players against us and destroy the young players and those new to us. This would not be healthy and I feel things could spiral. Confidence would dwindle leading to poor results, players won't want to join us and things will slowly but surely get out of hand. These are the circumstances that could unravel our season before it begins. Before you know it we could be in a dog fight. I do feel that for top businessman that look after our club they have royally got things wrong pre season and haven't really thought of the consequences. Ok we may have had some bad luck with transfer targets ands bids etc but I'm a great believer in making your own luck. Contingencies have not been made and they clearly didn't think things through, which in all honesty has surprised me. I mean to go into the season not even 50% prepared is ludicrous - it's like we've started preparations the day the season started. However you look at it it's poor management!! We must stat with the team no matter how bad it gets. They are out there representing us (well most anyway) so please let's stick together and give them all the encouragement we can. We have a big part to play and ultimately we all want the same thing! UTA Hugothepug
  • Score: 15

9:14am Sun 17 Aug 14

ringtone says...

If this move has anything to do with Stevie G it will be a disaster, for sure.

Look how he ruined Liverpool and Englands campaigns last season.

Relegation is now a distinct probability.

We march on
If this move has anything to do with Stevie G it will be a disaster, for sure. Look how he ruined Liverpool and Englands campaigns last season. Relegation is now a distinct probability. We march on ringtone
  • Score: -13

9:20am Sun 17 Aug 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

mark by the sea wrote:
This lad sounds excellent, where I worry is we have handed out three and four year deals to our DS players, on what performances have they earnt that,. .?
So sami sorted this lad out with a call to Gerard ? Clearly took less than a week, can someone take the phone off Burke and give it to sami?
Which DS players have been given 4 year deals?
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: This lad sounds excellent, where I worry is we have handed out three and four year deals to our DS players, on what performances have they earnt that,. .? So sami sorted this lad out with a call to Gerard ? Clearly took less than a week, can someone take the phone off Burke and give it to sami?[/p][/quote]Which DS players have been given 4 year deals? Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 5

9:23am Sun 17 Aug 14

ringtone says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
This lad sounds excellent, where I worry is we have handed out three and four year deals to our DS players, on what performances have they earnt that,. .?
So sami sorted this lad out with a call to Gerard ? Clearly took less than a week, can someone take the phone off Burke and give it to sami?
Which DS players have been given 4 year deals?
Dunk and JFK.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: This lad sounds excellent, where I worry is we have handed out three and four year deals to our DS players, on what performances have they earnt that,. .? So sami sorted this lad out with a call to Gerard ? Clearly took less than a week, can someone take the phone off Burke and give it to sami?[/p][/quote]Which DS players have been given 4 year deals?[/p][/quote]Dunk and JFK. ringtone
  • Score: -12

9:33am Sun 17 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

davidburkeslovechild wrote:
Its the second lot of eight games that worry me! Should we lose at Leeds on Tuesday then how long should this be allowed to continue?

If it was left for another three games then any new manager coming in would be going straight into arguably the most difficult run of games to negotiate in the season.

Current tactics do not suit the current players and therefore its square pegs and round holes im afraid.
We've lost two games and you want to get rid off Sami already, have you forgot how long it took to appoint him, have a word with yourself mate, 3 or 4 new players in to make the squad better will do us and the team a world off good, to call for sami head now is absolutely ridiculous!!
Up the Albion!!
[quote][p][bold]davidburkeslovechild[/bold] wrote: Its the second lot of eight games that worry me! Should we lose at Leeds on Tuesday then how long should this be allowed to continue? If it was left for another three games then any new manager coming in would be going straight into arguably the most difficult run of games to negotiate in the season. Current tactics do not suit the current players and therefore its square pegs and round holes im afraid.[/p][/quote]We've lost two games and you want to get rid off Sami already, have you forgot how long it took to appoint him, have a word with yourself mate, 3 or 4 new players in to make the squad better will do us and the team a world off good, to call for sami head now is absolutely ridiculous!! Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 6

9:34am Sun 17 Aug 14

namgo49 says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
This lad sounds excellent, where I worry is we have handed out three and four year deals to our DS players, on what performances have they earnt that,. .?
So sami sorted this lad out with a call to Gerard ? Clearly took less than a week, can someone take the phone off Burke and give it to sami?
Which DS players have been given 4 year deals?
March, Walton, Dunk with the shirt modeller JFC a 3 year. Ince just 2 1/2 year last Jan.

The comment about booing is right. It is not the playing and coaching staff that are at fault it is Burke and Hare, no Barber. What about "Burke & Barber out!" Memories of "Belotti out!" No, maybe not, equally as depressing.

Lose Tuesday and I reckon the crowd will be down to under 24k on Saturday. That will send a clear message.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: This lad sounds excellent, where I worry is we have handed out three and four year deals to our DS players, on what performances have they earnt that,. .? So sami sorted this lad out with a call to Gerard ? Clearly took less than a week, can someone take the phone off Burke and give it to sami?[/p][/quote]Which DS players have been given 4 year deals?[/p][/quote]March, Walton, Dunk with the shirt modeller JFC a 3 year. Ince just 2 1/2 year last Jan. The comment about booing is right. It is not the playing and coaching staff that are at fault it is Burke and Hare, no Barber. What about "Burke & Barber out!" Memories of "Belotti out!" No, maybe not, equally as depressing. Lose Tuesday and I reckon the crowd will be down to under 24k on Saturday. That will send a clear message. namgo49
  • Score: -2

9:36am Sun 17 Aug 14

ringtone says...

Hugothepug wrote:
I'm really concerned that if we do lose on Tuesday come Saturday there will be a cloud over the Amex. The negativity will get to the players and that's unfair. We need to stay positive for them, difficult I know but it's not their fault is it.

If then we struggle against Bolton there's going to be boos etc and thats going to demoralise them further which is not where our frustrations lay.

Any negativity should stay at home along with those that bring it, that way the point will be made to the management without effecting the players. The attendance will speak volumes to those that need to know and yet protect those on the pitch. The last thing we need to do is turn the players against us and destroy the young players and those new to us. This would not be healthy and I feel things could spiral. Confidence would dwindle leading to poor results, players won't want to join us and things will slowly but surely get out of hand. These are the circumstances that could unravel our season before it begins. Before you know it we could be in a dog fight.

I do feel that for top businessman that look after our club they have royally got things wrong pre season and haven't really thought of the consequences. Ok we may have had some bad luck with transfer targets ands bids etc but I'm a great believer in making your own luck. Contingencies have not been made and they clearly didn't think things through, which in all honesty has surprised me. I mean to go into the season not even 50% prepared is ludicrous - it's like we've started preparations the day the season started. However you look at it it's poor management!!

We must stat with the team no matter how bad it gets. They are out there representing us (well most anyway) so please let's stick together and give them all the encouragement we can. We have a big part to play and ultimately we all want the same thing!

UTA
They are not representing us, they are doing a job and rather poorly at present.

If anybody does not perform well at work you get stick why should these overpaid prima donnas be excempt.
[quote][p][bold]Hugothepug[/bold] wrote: I'm really concerned that if we do lose on Tuesday come Saturday there will be a cloud over the Amex. The negativity will get to the players and that's unfair. We need to stay positive for them, difficult I know but it's not their fault is it. If then we struggle against Bolton there's going to be boos etc and thats going to demoralise them further which is not where our frustrations lay. Any negativity should stay at home along with those that bring it, that way the point will be made to the management without effecting the players. The attendance will speak volumes to those that need to know and yet protect those on the pitch. The last thing we need to do is turn the players against us and destroy the young players and those new to us. This would not be healthy and I feel things could spiral. Confidence would dwindle leading to poor results, players won't want to join us and things will slowly but surely get out of hand. These are the circumstances that could unravel our season before it begins. Before you know it we could be in a dog fight. I do feel that for top businessman that look after our club they have royally got things wrong pre season and haven't really thought of the consequences. Ok we may have had some bad luck with transfer targets ands bids etc but I'm a great believer in making your own luck. Contingencies have not been made and they clearly didn't think things through, which in all honesty has surprised me. I mean to go into the season not even 50% prepared is ludicrous - it's like we've started preparations the day the season started. However you look at it it's poor management!! We must stat with the team no matter how bad it gets. They are out there representing us (well most anyway) so please let's stick together and give them all the encouragement we can. We have a big part to play and ultimately we all want the same thing! UTA[/p][/quote]They are not representing us, they are doing a job and rather poorly at present. If anybody does not perform well at work you get stick why should these overpaid prima donnas be excempt. ringtone
  • Score: 5

9:39am Sun 17 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

ringtone wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
This lad sounds excellent, where I worry is we have handed out three and four year deals to our DS players, on what performances have they earnt that,. .?
So sami sorted this lad out with a call to Gerard ? Clearly took less than a week, can someone take the phone off Burke and give it to sami?
Which DS players have been given 4 year deals?
Dunk and JFK.
You usually make me laugh with your wit but not on this occasion, Mr Dunk hater!!
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: This lad sounds excellent, where I worry is we have handed out three and four year deals to our DS players, on what performances have they earnt that,. .? So sami sorted this lad out with a call to Gerard ? Clearly took less than a week, can someone take the phone off Burke and give it to sami?[/p][/quote]Which DS players have been given 4 year deals?[/p][/quote]Dunk and JFK.[/p][/quote]You usually make me laugh with your wit but not on this occasion, Mr Dunk hater!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 6

9:49am Sun 17 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

A rare flash of ability in possibly the worst albion team in living memory. Sadly a young loanee cannot hide the multitude of failings throughout the side.
A rare flash of ability in possibly the worst albion team in living memory. Sadly a young loanee cannot hide the multitude of failings throughout the side. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -3

9:50am Sun 17 Aug 14

Lord Hamilton says...

Hugothepug wrote:
I'm really concerned that if we do lose on Tuesday come Saturday there will be a cloud over the Amex. The negativity will get to the players and that's unfair. We need to stay positive for them, difficult I know but it's not their fault is it.

If then we struggle against Bolton there's going to be boos etc and thats going to demoralise them further which is not where our frustrations lay.

Any negativity should stay at home along with those that bring it, that way the point will be made to the management without effecting the players. The attendance will speak volumes to those that need to know and yet protect those on the pitch. The last thing we need to do is turn the players against us and destroy the young players and those new to us. This would not be healthy and I feel things could spiral. Confidence would dwindle leading to poor results, players won't want to join us and things will slowly but surely get out of hand. These are the circumstances that could unravel our season before it begins. Before you know it we could be in a dog fight.

I do feel that for top businessman that look after our club they have royally got things wrong pre season and haven't really thought of the consequences. Ok we may have had some bad luck with transfer targets ands bids etc but I'm a great believer in making your own luck. Contingencies have not been made and they clearly didn't think things through, which in all honesty has surprised me. I mean to go into the season not even 50% prepared is ludicrous - it's like we've started preparations the day the season started. However you look at it it's poor management!!

We must stat with the team no matter how bad it gets. They are out there representing us (well most anyway) so please let's stick together and give them all the encouragement we can. We have a big part to play and ultimately we all want the same thing!

UTA
This potential turning of fans can be stopped easily by club statements that have 100% truth behind them. What is going on with the club. We are treated like children. The board need to get us onside. We will all be BHA long after the three B's have gone. We have so much potential. Remember playing at The Priestfield and thinking that when we were the only league club in Sussex. Coming out of the Amex on first day of the season my mate made me laugh saying "Don't worry, we are Premiership ready". We are all except 11 things (maybe 10). The club needs to communicate. I bet it has a director of communications s well on about £60k-£70k. Personally I think the club needs to engage us to get us singing our hearts out for the boys. Many of us, including me, can be fickle at times. I feel disappointed in myself but as I said in a previous post it's a two way relationship you just can't give without receiving anything in return... or should we?
[quote][p][bold]Hugothepug[/bold] wrote: I'm really concerned that if we do lose on Tuesday come Saturday there will be a cloud over the Amex. The negativity will get to the players and that's unfair. We need to stay positive for them, difficult I know but it's not their fault is it. If then we struggle against Bolton there's going to be boos etc and thats going to demoralise them further which is not where our frustrations lay. Any negativity should stay at home along with those that bring it, that way the point will be made to the management without effecting the players. The attendance will speak volumes to those that need to know and yet protect those on the pitch. The last thing we need to do is turn the players against us and destroy the young players and those new to us. This would not be healthy and I feel things could spiral. Confidence would dwindle leading to poor results, players won't want to join us and things will slowly but surely get out of hand. These are the circumstances that could unravel our season before it begins. Before you know it we could be in a dog fight. I do feel that for top businessman that look after our club they have royally got things wrong pre season and haven't really thought of the consequences. Ok we may have had some bad luck with transfer targets ands bids etc but I'm a great believer in making your own luck. Contingencies have not been made and they clearly didn't think things through, which in all honesty has surprised me. I mean to go into the season not even 50% prepared is ludicrous - it's like we've started preparations the day the season started. However you look at it it's poor management!! We must stat with the team no matter how bad it gets. They are out there representing us (well most anyway) so please let's stick together and give them all the encouragement we can. We have a big part to play and ultimately we all want the same thing! UTA[/p][/quote]This potential turning of fans can be stopped easily by club statements that have 100% truth behind them. What is going on with the club. We are treated like children. The board need to get us onside. We will all be BHA long after the three B's have gone. We have so much potential. Remember playing at The Priestfield and thinking that when we were the only league club in Sussex. Coming out of the Amex on first day of the season my mate made me laugh saying "Don't worry, we are Premiership ready". We are all except 11 things (maybe 10). The club needs to communicate. I bet it has a director of communications s well on about £60k-£70k. Personally I think the club needs to engage us to get us singing our hearts out for the boys. Many of us, including me, can be fickle at times. I feel disappointed in myself but as I said in a previous post it's a two way relationship you just can't give without receiving anything in return... or should we? Lord Hamilton
  • Score: 9

9:56am Sun 17 Aug 14

SMF20 says...

In terms of quality, the question I ask myself is "Which current players would have got in to Gus squad?". The answer is "not a lot".
When you think back, even Crofts was lucky to get on the bench... These days he is looked upon as a key player.

MBTS is right about the term of contracts being given out to some players. He mentions the DS lads but I'd add to that list people like O'grady too.
Our squad right now looks league 1 at best. The soul, passion and skill set of our squad has been stripped and what we are left with is a shadow of our former selves.
How some of these players are given contracts with length is beyond me. They're not good enough and imho it shows just what our board are aiming for.... It's not the stars.

Mr Bloom needs to have a serious word with himself about where he wants us to go .
In terms of quality, the question I ask myself is "Which current players would have got in to Gus squad?". The answer is "not a lot". When you think back, even Crofts was lucky to get on the bench... These days he is looked upon as a key player. MBTS is right about the term of contracts being given out to some players. He mentions the DS lads but I'd add to that list people like O'grady too. Our squad right now looks league 1 at best. The soul, passion and skill set of our squad has been stripped and what we are left with is a shadow of our former selves. How some of these players are given contracts with length is beyond me. They're not good enough and imho it shows just what our board are aiming for.... It's not the stars. Mr Bloom needs to have a serious word with himself about where he wants us to go . SMF20
  • Score: 10

10:02am Sun 17 Aug 14

bbb1969 says...

I would welcome a few wins with the team we have but would rather lose so mpre urgency is placed ob getting players in. If we go on a winning sreak then it paints a false picture cps we do want players. What happens when Tex gets injured as he will at some point in the champ. And why are we all laying our hopes on this loanee? Probably cos he is the only decent player we have. Some of the ypunsters are down in confidence probably because they work hard then have to pass to JFC or COG. CMS is now and was a disappointment and thats why we went for Ullpa.
I would welcome a few wins with the team we have but would rather lose so mpre urgency is placed ob getting players in. If we go on a winning sreak then it paints a false picture cps we do want players. What happens when Tex gets injured as he will at some point in the champ. And why are we all laying our hopes on this loanee? Probably cos he is the only decent player we have. Some of the ypunsters are down in confidence probably because they work hard then have to pass to JFC or COG. CMS is now and was a disappointment and thats why we went for Ullpa. bbb1969
  • Score: 4

10:13am Sun 17 Aug 14

To baldly go says...

Tex came here because we play like Liverpool! Yeah right, I don't see Liverpool in a relegation dog fight somehow!
Look at yesterday's results, ex Brighton players everywhere, scoring goals, creating goals and stopping goals! Think we got something wrong somewhere along the line!
For me there are 2 issues, firstly, a dire transfer policy (Burke), secondly, a manager with no experience and no tactics, in this job because of his reputation as a player.
Look at Leeds, a manager from lower leagues that has had to scrap for everything, probably even the kit for a team at some point, but knows what it takes to get results.
The squad we have left, have some chance if we play to their strengths, not to Hyppia's game plan. Leeds Tuesday night will be full of confidence, Billy Sharp is going to run our oap defence to shreds, can Cms do the same!
We need to return to width and pace, Cms up front, March if fit on the right, LuaLua on the left, muscle in midfield, Ince, Toko and Agustien, defence, Bruno, Greer, Dunk and Chicksen, the later two because of their pace. Any more injuries, suspensions, or dare we sell any more players and we are deeper in the hole, 2 or 3 players will only help short term, we need 5 or 6, possibly more. Early days yes, but the writing is on the wall.
Tex came here because we play like Liverpool! Yeah right, I don't see Liverpool in a relegation dog fight somehow! Look at yesterday's results, ex Brighton players everywhere, scoring goals, creating goals and stopping goals! Think we got something wrong somewhere along the line! For me there are 2 issues, firstly, a dire transfer policy (Burke), secondly, a manager with no experience and no tactics, in this job because of his reputation as a player. Look at Leeds, a manager from lower leagues that has had to scrap for everything, probably even the kit for a team at some point, but knows what it takes to get results. The squad we have left, have some chance if we play to their strengths, not to Hyppia's game plan. Leeds Tuesday night will be full of confidence, Billy Sharp is going to run our oap defence to shreds, can Cms do the same! We need to return to width and pace, Cms up front, March if fit on the right, LuaLua on the left, muscle in midfield, Ince, Toko and Agustien, defence, Bruno, Greer, Dunk and Chicksen, the later two because of their pace. Any more injuries, suspensions, or dare we sell any more players and we are deeper in the hole, 2 or 3 players will only help short term, we need 5 or 6, possibly more. Early days yes, but the writing is on the wall. To baldly go
  • Score: 5

10:57am Sun 17 Aug 14

Quiterie says...

ringtone wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
This lad sounds excellent, where I worry is we have handed out three and four year deals to our DS players, on what performances have they earnt that,. .?
So sami sorted this lad out with a call to Gerard ? Clearly took less than a week, can someone take the phone off Burke and give it to sami?
Which DS players have been given 4 year deals?
Dunk and JFK.
JFK?!?!

Overrated. Never been quite the same since he had his head blown off.

I would say a 4 year deal is a bit excessive.
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: This lad sounds excellent, where I worry is we have handed out three and four year deals to our DS players, on what performances have they earnt that,. .? So sami sorted this lad out with a call to Gerard ? Clearly took less than a week, can someone take the phone off Burke and give it to sami?[/p][/quote]Which DS players have been given 4 year deals?[/p][/quote]Dunk and JFK.[/p][/quote]JFK?!?! Overrated. Never been quite the same since he had his head blown off. I would say a 4 year deal is a bit excessive. Quiterie
  • Score: 6

11:27am Sun 17 Aug 14

Lawro was God says...

AGT999 wrote:
Guernsey gull wrote:
I often see the letters IMO on here, what's it mean ?
In my opinion
I'm more optimistic?
[quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guernsey gull[/bold] wrote: I often see the letters IMO on here, what's it mean ?[/p][/quote]In my opinion[/p][/quote]I'm more optimistic? Lawro was God
  • Score: 0

1:19pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

namgo49 wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
This lad sounds excellent, where I worry is we have handed out three and four year deals to our DS players, on what performances have they earnt that,. .?
So sami sorted this lad out with a call to Gerard ? Clearly took less than a week, can someone take the phone off Burke and give it to sami?
Which DS players have been given 4 year deals?
March, Walton, Dunk with the shirt modeller JFC a 3 year. Ince just 2 1/2 year last Jan.

The comment about booing is right. It is not the playing and coaching staff that are at fault it is Burke and Hare, no Barber. What about "Burke & Barber out!" Memories of "Belotti out!" No, maybe not, equally as depressing.

Lose Tuesday and I reckon the crowd will be down to under 24k on Saturday. That will send a clear message.
March, Ince, JFC and Dunk are not DS players. They may have been, but they are first-teamers now. They will also be on markedly lower wages than more experienced pros so why NOT give them 4 year deals? Especially as MBTS keeps banging on about the danger in letting contracts run down.
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: This lad sounds excellent, where I worry is we have handed out three and four year deals to our DS players, on what performances have they earnt that,. .? So sami sorted this lad out with a call to Gerard ? Clearly took less than a week, can someone take the phone off Burke and give it to sami?[/p][/quote]Which DS players have been given 4 year deals?[/p][/quote]March, Walton, Dunk with the shirt modeller JFC a 3 year. Ince just 2 1/2 year last Jan. The comment about booing is right. It is not the playing and coaching staff that are at fault it is Burke and Hare, no Barber. What about "Burke & Barber out!" Memories of "Belotti out!" No, maybe not, equally as depressing. Lose Tuesday and I reckon the crowd will be down to under 24k on Saturday. That will send a clear message.[/p][/quote]March, Ince, JFC and Dunk are not DS players. They may have been, but they are first-teamers now. They will also be on markedly lower wages than more experienced pros so why NOT give them 4 year deals? Especially as MBTS keeps banging on about the danger in letting contracts run down. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 6

5:13pm Sun 17 Aug 14

seagullsovergrimsby says...

When he came on as a sub yesterday you could tell straight away his class and quality. He was by far our best player on the pitch.
When he came on as a sub yesterday you could tell straight away his class and quality. He was by far our best player on the pitch. seagullsovergrimsby
  • Score: 11

10:35pm Sun 17 Aug 14

OldGull says...

bbb1969 wrote:
I would welcome a few wins with the team we have but would rather lose so mpre urgency is placed ob getting players in. If we go on a winning sreak then it paints a false picture cps we do want players. What happens when Tex gets injured as he will at some point in the champ. And why are we all laying our hopes on this loanee? Probably cos he is the only decent player we have. Some of the ypunsters are down in confidence probably because they work hard then have to pass to JFC or COG. CMS is now and was a disappointment and thats why we went for Ullpa.
Give JFC a break.
You moan about youngsters lacking confidence at present.
HE is the YOUNGEST in the team.
[quote][p][bold]bbb1969[/bold] wrote: I would welcome a few wins with the team we have but would rather lose so mpre urgency is placed ob getting players in. If we go on a winning sreak then it paints a false picture cps we do want players. What happens when Tex gets injured as he will at some point in the champ. And why are we all laying our hopes on this loanee? Probably cos he is the only decent player we have. Some of the ypunsters are down in confidence probably because they work hard then have to pass to JFC or COG. CMS is now and was a disappointment and thats why we went for Ullpa.[/p][/quote]Give JFC a break. You moan about youngsters lacking confidence at present. HE is the YOUNGEST in the team. OldGull
  • Score: 3

12:04am Mon 18 Aug 14

tug509 says...

If it has been mentioned I apologise ,not one mention of Burke ,Barber or Bloom .
Doesn`t that tell us something ?.
If it has been mentioned I apologise ,not one mention of Burke ,Barber or Bloom . Doesn`t that tell us something ?. tug509
  • Score: 0

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