Albion's new loan signing from Liverpool needs time to settle in

Joao Teixeira warms up at St Andrew's

Joao Teixeira warms up at St Andrew's

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

ALBION boss Sami Hyypia has appealed for patience with Liverpool prospect Joao Teixeira.

The 21-year-old Portugese midfielder made his debut as a second half substitute in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Birmingham, which has left the Seagulls without a point or goal from their first two matches in the Championship.

Teixeira did not meet his new team-mates until Friday evening after training with Liverpool and signing on loan for the season.

Hyypia told The Argus: “I think we need to be patient with him, try to help him fit into the group and the system as soon as possible.

“He is an intelligent player and I wouldn’t think that is a problem for him but we need to be patient, to understand that he is very young.

“Joao is a very good player, good on the ball, so I’m sure he will help our team a lot with his skills and quality.

“He had to come onto the pitch with totally strange players. It must have been a strange feeling for him as well but our group is a very good group and he will fit in very well. He can then show us more.”

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5:53am Mon 18 Aug 14

Gazza by the sea says...

Oh please please Sami don't leave him on the bench. For half an hour Saturday he was the only midfielder who knew where our forwards were. I don't care if he doesn't know their names.
Oh please please Sami don't leave him on the bench. For half an hour Saturday he was the only midfielder who knew where our forwards were. I don't care if he doesn't know their names. Gazza by the sea
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6:03am Mon 18 Aug 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

I don't think any reasonable fans would argue with any of that! To even have played on Saturday was an achievement in my opinion, let alone show other players the way toward goal. Anyone who trains with one team in the morning, travels and then meets his new team mates on the same evening and then goes on to play the following day without previously having kicked a ball with them deserves respect and support.

Good luck in all you do with us Danny Boy!

UTA!!
I don't think any reasonable fans would argue with any of that! To even have played on Saturday was an achievement in my opinion, let alone show other players the way toward goal. Anyone who trains with one team in the morning, travels and then meets his new team mates on the same evening and then goes on to play the following day without previously having kicked a ball with them deserves respect and support. Good luck in all you do with us Danny Boy! UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
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7:04am Mon 18 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
I don't think any reasonable fans would argue with any of that! To even have played on Saturday was an achievement in my opinion, let alone show other players the way toward goal. Anyone who trains with one team in the morning, travels and then meets his new team mates on the same evening and then goes on to play the following day without previously having kicked a ball with them deserves respect and support.

Good luck in all you do with us Danny Boy!

UTA!!
This lad is Joao, the other thread is Danny,
Up the Albion!!
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: I don't think any reasonable fans would argue with any of that! To even have played on Saturday was an achievement in my opinion, let alone show other players the way toward goal. Anyone who trains with one team in the morning, travels and then meets his new team mates on the same evening and then goes on to play the following day without previously having kicked a ball with them deserves respect and support. Good luck in all you do with us Danny Boy! UTA!![/p][/quote]This lad is Joao, the other thread is Danny, Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
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7:13am Mon 18 Aug 14

MHubbs says...

This will be the case for every player brought in from now until the close of the transfer window. That's accepted. This is why it is so devastating to the team that we never got the squard in better order for our pre season games. We will now have a month to six weeks of chop and change whilst new players settle in leaving us way behind those teams who got their house in order.
This will be the case for every player brought in from now until the close of the transfer window. That's accepted. This is why it is so devastating to the team that we never got the squard in better order for our pre season games. We will now have a month to six weeks of chop and change whilst new players settle in leaving us way behind those teams who got their house in order. MHubbs
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7:37am Mon 18 Aug 14

paul6391 says...

Blah Blah Blah.............to little to late....now the board are just scraping the barrel with the signings......i wonder what other donkeys nobody wants burke and his cronies will sign.....can't wait for the cringy goings on to continue...........
Blah Blah Blah.............to little to late....now the board are just scraping the barrel with the signings......i wonder what other donkeys nobody wants burke and his cronies will sign.....can't wait for the cringy goings on to continue........... paul6391
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8:03am Mon 18 Aug 14

jcd1972 says...

paul6391 wrote:
Blah Blah Blah.............to little to late....now the board are just scraping the barrel with the signings......i wonder what other donkeys nobody wants burke and his cronies will sign.....can't wait for the cringy goings on to continue...........
Quality English players are unlikely to want to sign for us permanently when there are other options (and let's face it what's the point of bringing in journeymen) so better to bring in loan players from premier league clubs such as Teixeira or promising players from foreign clubs.
[quote][p][bold]paul6391[/bold] wrote: Blah Blah Blah.............to little to late....now the board are just scraping the barrel with the signings......i wonder what other donkeys nobody wants burke and his cronies will sign.....can't wait for the cringy goings on to continue...........[/p][/quote]Quality English players are unlikely to want to sign for us permanently when there are other options (and let's face it what's the point of bringing in journeymen) so better to bring in loan players from premier league clubs such as Teixeira or promising players from foreign clubs. jcd1972
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8:19am Mon 18 Aug 14

impose our game gull says...

Lingaard of course scored 4 on his debut for Birmingham when on loan ....

Some players need time and some don't ....

Let's get behind the lads

Sami - support the fans more, applaud us, come on to the pitch at the end or at some point so we can get behind you!!


UTA!!
Lingaard of course scored 4 on his debut for Birmingham when on loan .... Some players need time and some don't .... Let's get behind the lads Sami - support the fans more, applaud us, come on to the pitch at the end or at some point so we can get behind you!! UTA!! impose our game gull
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9:00am Mon 18 Aug 14

oldsolariun says...

Quality is the answer ,not, loans and journeymen . ...

Bournemouth sold prolific striker Lewis Grabban but Eddie Howe has
invested in quality rather than quantity with free transfers Dan Gosling (Newcastle) and Junior Stanislas (Burnley) plus big-money signing Callum Wilson (Coventry) who cost in excess of £2million .....

Already SIX points and FIVE goal ahead of the Albion ....
Quality is the answer ,not, loans and journeymen . ... Bournemouth sold prolific striker Lewis Grabban but Eddie Howe has invested in quality rather than quantity with free transfers Dan Gosling (Newcastle) and Junior Stanislas (Burnley) plus big-money signing Callum Wilson (Coventry) who cost in excess of £2million ..... Already SIX points and FIVE goal ahead of the Albion .... oldsolariun
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9:14am Mon 18 Aug 14

Max Ripple says...

paul6391 wrote:
Blah Blah Blah.............to little to late....now the board are just scraping the barrel with the signings......i wonder what other donkeys nobody wants burke and his cronies will sign.....can't wait for the cringy goings on to continue...........
I don't see signing this lad as "scraping the barrel" at all. He's probably got more talent in his big toe than JFC has in his entire body. Give him a few games and let's see what he can do.
Interesting to note that apparently the signing came about as a result of a phone conversation between Sami and Stevie Gerrard - nothing to do with Burke by the sounds of things.
Just a thought..........
[quote][p][bold]paul6391[/bold] wrote: Blah Blah Blah.............to little to late....now the board are just scraping the barrel with the signings......i wonder what other donkeys nobody wants burke and his cronies will sign.....can't wait for the cringy goings on to continue...........[/p][/quote]I don't see signing this lad as "scraping the barrel" at all. He's probably got more talent in his big toe than JFC has in his entire body. Give him a few games and let's see what he can do. Interesting to note that apparently the signing came about as a result of a phone conversation between Sami and Stevie Gerrard - nothing to do with Burke by the sounds of things. Just a thought.......... Max Ripple
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3:19pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Cliify0002 says...

I'd say the lad needs a chance I don't understand the getting used to our system but I'm sure in the future he will turn a few heads, but we still need a goal scorer, and service to him it's ok fancy passing but not if it breaks down or runs out of ideas at the last min. Get a goal scorer in and some flair things will sort . Stay as we are well how much is the drop worth to league one .
I'd say the lad needs a chance I don't understand the getting used to our system but I'm sure in the future he will turn a few heads, but we still need a goal scorer, and service to him it's ok fancy passing but not if it breaks down or runs out of ideas at the last min. Get a goal scorer in and some flair things will sort . Stay as we are well how much is the drop worth to league one . Cliify0002
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5:57pm Mon 18 Aug 14

sussexram40 says...

Have patience.
Have patience. sussexram40
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7:30pm Mon 18 Aug 14

seagullsovergrimsby says...

Teixeira did stand out like a sore thumb on the pitch at St Andrews as the only player in red and black to do anything creative.
Teixeira did stand out like a sore thumb on the pitch at St Andrews as the only player in red and black to do anything creative. seagullsovergrimsby
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9:33pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Please wake up says...

paul6391 wrote:
Blah Blah Blah.............to little to late....now the board are just scraping the barrel with the signings......i wonder what other donkeys nobody wants burke and his cronies will sign.....can't wait for the cringy goings on to continue...........
Great post.Very odd Billy Sharp and Buckley didn't need time to settle in lol.
[quote][p][bold]paul6391[/bold] wrote: Blah Blah Blah.............to little to late....now the board are just scraping the barrel with the signings......i wonder what other donkeys nobody wants burke and his cronies will sign.....can't wait for the cringy goings on to continue...........[/p][/quote]Great post.Very odd Billy Sharp and Buckley didn't need time to settle in lol. Please wake up
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