Dutch expert backs Albion signing

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Sami Hyypia has "deep lying" midfield signing Danny Holla available for tonight's game at Leeds

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

Albion's capture of Danny Holla has been backed by a Dutch football expert.

Will Burns says Holla will bring big game experience and an eye for goal from midfield to the Seagulls.

Burns also believes the switch to English football will suit the former Den Haag playmaker.

Albion added Holla to their squad at the weekend on a three-year contract.

Den Hagg were keen to keep him after he helped transform them from regular relegation candidates in the top flight of Dutch football into European challengers.

Burns, editor of worldfootballweekly.com and totaldutchfootball.com, told The Argus: Holla is only 26, however it feels he has been around Dutch football for a long time after making his debut at FC Groningen aged 18 with six appearances in his first season.

"With over 100 Eredivisie starts, he will bring a lot of big game experience to Brighton this season in the Championship.

"I have primarily been watching Holla over the last two seasons at ADO Den Haag where the battling midfielder has been a leading figure in the side notoriously known for their participation in relegation battles, year after year.

"Over the last two campaigns, Holla helped Den Haag be safe, consecutively making it into ninth position, just outside the European play-off places.

"ADO were disappointed when trying to secure Holla to a new contract in the summer. He decided to continue his career elsewhere."

Holla, described by Albion boss Sami Hyypia as a "deep-lying" midfielder, has a healthy ratio of 39 goals in 212 games during a career which began in Groningen's youth set-up and has also included loan spells at FC Zwolle and VV-Venlo.

Burns said: "Although he is classed as a defensive midfielder, Holla will surprise a few people with his attacking prowess.

"With a great right-foot from long range he found the net 14 times in 54 appearances in Den Haag and I think in the Championship he could score more.

"The hard-working Holla has a great knack of intercepting and controlling the play. When he has the ball, he is very comfortable and with a strong upper body, he can shrug off the majority of challenges.

"His stocky physique is ideal for the English game, as he loves to stick his boot in and win tackles.

"He will protect the defence, as well as arriving late on the edge of the area to combine with the attackers to provide goals or assists.

"The forwards at Brighton will love being able to link up with Holla with his varied range of passing capability.

"I can see him fitting in very well and help the Seagulls fly up the league."

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9:09am Tue 19 Aug 14

Tall Boys says...

"fly up the league". He is catching on.
"fly up the league". He is catching on. Tall Boys
  • Score: 20

9:18am Tue 19 Aug 14

Claude Back says...

If all this is true he may be a better bet than Clayton. Maybe we are not doomed yet. ;-)
If all this is true he may be a better bet than Clayton. Maybe we are not doomed yet. ;-) Claude Back
  • Score: 42

9:30am Tue 19 Aug 14

Uckfield Seagull says...

I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do.

Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke
I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke Uckfield Seagull
  • Score: -13

9:31am Tue 19 Aug 14

Kit Napier's Beard says...

If he's that good why did Den Haag not keep him at the end of last season or take steps to sign him up before we "nipped" in and snatched him from under their eyes!
If he's that good why did Den Haag not keep him at the end of last season or take steps to sign him up before we "nipped" in and snatched him from under their eyes! Kit Napier's Beard
  • Score: -42

9:33am Tue 19 Aug 14

Kit Napier's Beard says...

Or even nose!! Sorry
Or even nose!! Sorry Kit Napier's Beard
  • Score: -19

9:43am Tue 19 Aug 14

Alan Duffy says...

In reference to Kit Napier's beard, if you read the article on here and other sites you'd realise they did try, I for one am really looking forward to seeing him play.
In reference to Kit Napier's beard, if you read the article on here and other sites you'd realise they did try, I for one am really looking forward to seeing him play. Alan Duffy
  • Score: 49

9:43am Tue 19 Aug 14

Havok82 says...

Kit Napier's Beard wrote:
If he's that good why did Den Haag not keep him at the end of last season or take steps to sign him up before we "nipped" in and snatched him from under their eyes!
As it says. They were desperate to sign him upbut wanted a new challenge. Many players after a long time somewhere want to try something new.
[quote][p][bold]Kit Napier's Beard[/bold] wrote: If he's that good why did Den Haag not keep him at the end of last season or take steps to sign him up before we "nipped" in and snatched him from under their eyes![/p][/quote]As it says. They were desperate to sign him upbut wanted a new challenge. Many players after a long time somewhere want to try something new. Havok82
  • Score: 31

9:44am Tue 19 Aug 14

Rhodes Seagull says...

Look at this way, after Saturdays game we signed a new player and none of us saw it coming so after tonights game will the trend continue?
After reading the above I hope he can feed our forwards as it is IMO the one thing we seem afraid of doing at times, instead of passing forward our midfield passes back on many occasions and it becomes frustrating not just for the supporters but also the forward line.
I am hopeing although maybe not as good as Vicente that Holla can provide that midfield pass that will split a defence. Time will tell so lets at least be positive, there is a long way to go before the season ends!!!
Look at this way, after Saturdays game we signed a new player and none of us saw it coming so after tonights game will the trend continue? After reading the above I hope he can feed our forwards as it is IMO the one thing we seem afraid of doing at times, instead of passing forward our midfield passes back on many occasions and it becomes frustrating not just for the supporters but also the forward line. I am hopeing although maybe not as good as Vicente that Holla can provide that midfield pass that will split a defence. Time will tell so lets at least be positive, there is a long way to go before the season ends!!! Rhodes Seagull
  • Score: 19

9:47am Tue 19 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Kit Napier's Beard wrote:
If he's that good why did Den Haag not keep him at the end of last season or take steps to sign him up before we "nipped" in and snatched him from under their eyes!
I think the answer is in the story. Den Haag were disappointed when he wouldn't sign a new contract. It's happened to us and others have benefitted, now perhaps it's our turn?
I've no idea if he's good enough and on that basis, I'm not overwhelmed by his arrival, but he's with us now so give the lad a chance.
[quote][p][bold]Kit Napier's Beard[/bold] wrote: If he's that good why did Den Haag not keep him at the end of last season or take steps to sign him up before we "nipped" in and snatched him from under their eyes![/p][/quote]I think the answer is in the story. Den Haag were disappointed when he wouldn't sign a new contract. It's happened to us and others have benefitted, now perhaps it's our turn? I've no idea if he's good enough and on that basis, I'm not overwhelmed by his arrival, but he's with us now so give the lad a chance. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 22

9:49am Tue 19 Aug 14

Max Ripple says...

Kit Napier's Beard wrote:
If he's that good why did Den Haag not keep him at the end of last season or take steps to sign him up before we "nipped" in and snatched him from under their eyes!
Read the article Kit. They wanted him to stay but he wanted to leave to further his career elsewhere. He was out of contract by all accounts and so could just walk away. Might be an intelligent footballer (a rare thing) and a man who has some drive and motivation. The Dutch don't like being pushed around or being led by the nose. He is his own man.

On another note, if and I say 'IF' the board and Sami manage to assemble a squad that is strong, penetrating and free scoring on absolutely no budget whatsoever and manages to climb back up the table after what will undoubtedly be a trying first few weeks of the season, then I will be the first to admit that I have been wrong in my criticism of them. Whether we are picking up the dregs or 'unusual' but brilliant signings remains to be seen. Fingers crossed it is the latter.

UTA!
[quote][p][bold]Kit Napier's Beard[/bold] wrote: If he's that good why did Den Haag not keep him at the end of last season or take steps to sign him up before we "nipped" in and snatched him from under their eyes![/p][/quote]Read the article Kit. They wanted him to stay but he wanted to leave to further his career elsewhere. He was out of contract by all accounts and so could just walk away. Might be an intelligent footballer (a rare thing) and a man who has some drive and motivation. The Dutch don't like being pushed around or being led by the nose. He is his own man. On another note, if and I say 'IF' the board and Sami manage to assemble a squad that is strong, penetrating and free scoring on absolutely no budget whatsoever and manages to climb back up the table after what will undoubtedly be a trying first few weeks of the season, then I will be the first to admit that I have been wrong in my criticism of them. Whether we are picking up the dregs or 'unusual' but brilliant signings remains to be seen. Fingers crossed it is the latter. UTA! Max Ripple
  • Score: 30

10:04am Tue 19 Aug 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Uckfield Seagull wrote:
I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do.

Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke
Really? We sign a player you approve of, and purely based on that you assume this therefore can be nothing to do with Burke, thus adding weight to your opinion that Burke does nothing? I would be gobsmacked if this was NOT a Burke signing. Of course he has the contacts, far more so that will Hyppia will have right now.
[quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke[/p][/quote]Really? We sign a player you approve of, and purely based on that you assume this therefore can be nothing to do with Burke, thus adding weight to your opinion that Burke does nothing? I would be gobsmacked if this was NOT a Burke signing. Of course he has the contacts, far more so that will Hyppia will have right now. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 13

10:10am Tue 19 Aug 14

Beale32 says...

My prediction for to nights game. Dirty Leeds 0-5 Mighty Seagulls. CMS 3 GG 1 and the other 1 from midfield. Also sharp to get smashed and injured again.
My prediction for to nights game. Dirty Leeds 0-5 Mighty Seagulls. CMS 3 GG 1 and the other 1 from midfield. Also sharp to get smashed and injured again. Beale32
  • Score: 12

10:19am Tue 19 Aug 14

Uckfield Seagull says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Uckfield Seagull wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke
Really? We sign a player you approve of, and purely based on that you assume this therefore can be nothing to do with Burke, thus adding weight to your opinion that Burke does nothing? I would be gobsmacked if this was NOT a Burke signing. Of course he has the contacts, far more so that will Hyppia will have right now.
Since David Burke has been at the club, our tansfer policy has nose dived, fact,
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke[/p][/quote]Really? We sign a player you approve of, and purely based on that you assume this therefore can be nothing to do with Burke, thus adding weight to your opinion that Burke does nothing? I would be gobsmacked if this was NOT a Burke signing. Of course he has the contacts, far more so that will Hyppia will have right now.[/p][/quote]Since David Burke has been at the club, our tansfer policy has nose dived, fact, Uckfield Seagull
  • Score: 0

10:27am Tue 19 Aug 14

oldsolariun says...

I'm beginning to like the sound of this guy .....
"His stocky physique is ideal for the English game as he loves to stick his boot in and win tackles''
I see that he got 16 yellow an 1 red card in his 54 games for Den Haag.
We might just be taking our own Norman Hunter to Leeds tonight !
Has anybody got a ''Danny bites yer legs" banner ?
I'm beginning to like the sound of this guy ..... "His stocky physique is ideal for the English game as he loves to stick his boot in and win tackles'' I see that he got 16 yellow an 1 red card in his 54 games for Den Haag. We might just be taking our own Norman Hunter to Leeds tonight ! Has anybody got a ''Danny bites yer legs" banner ? oldsolariun
  • Score: 33

10:29am Tue 19 Aug 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

Uckfield Seagull says...


Ex-pat Arnie wrote:

Uckfield Seagull wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke
Really? We sign a player you approve of, and purely based on that you assume this therefore can be nothing to do with Burke, thus adding weight to your opinion that Burke does nothing? I would be gobsmacked if this was NOT a Burke signing. Of course he has the contacts, far more so that will Hyppia will have right now.Since David Burke has been at the club, our tansfer policy has nose dived, fact.

Erm - no it's your opinion actuall
Uckfield Seagull says... Ex-pat Arnie wrote: Uckfield Seagull wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke Really? We sign a player you approve of, and purely based on that you assume this therefore can be nothing to do with Burke, thus adding weight to your opinion that Burke does nothing? I would be gobsmacked if this was NOT a Burke signing. Of course he has the contacts, far more so that will Hyppia will have right now.Since David Burke has been at the club, our tansfer policy has nose dived, fact. Erm - no it's your opinion actuall B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 4

10:32am Tue 19 Aug 14

Uckfield Seagull says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Uckfield Seagull says... Ex-pat Arnie wrote: Uckfield Seagull wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke Really? We sign a player you approve of, and purely based on that you assume this therefore can be nothing to do with Burke, thus adding weight to your opinion that Burke does nothing? I would be gobsmacked if this was NOT a Burke signing. Of course he has the contacts, far more so that will Hyppia will have right now.Since David Burke has been at the club, our tansfer policy has nose dived, fact. Erm - no it's your opinion actuall
OK no problem, quality of players last 2 years been different class, agreed, nothing to do with Burke, what is his role then
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Uckfield Seagull says... Ex-pat Arnie wrote: Uckfield Seagull wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke Really? We sign a player you approve of, and purely based on that you assume this therefore can be nothing to do with Burke, thus adding weight to your opinion that Burke does nothing? I would be gobsmacked if this was NOT a Burke signing. Of course he has the contacts, far more so that will Hyppia will have right now.Since David Burke has been at the club, our tansfer policy has nose dived, fact. Erm - no it's your opinion actuall[/p][/quote]OK no problem, quality of players last 2 years been different class, agreed, nothing to do with Burke, what is his role then Uckfield Seagull
  • Score: -1

10:39am Tue 19 Aug 14

Jonathan Mouette says...

Wouldn't these threads be dull if we all shared the same opinion... I find it refreshing that the 3 Monkeys are back, seeing hearing and saying no evil.
I am looking forward to seeing how the new guys integrate - good luck to them. Hopefully they can find the net too 'cos the goal scorers appear to be having a hard time.
UTA...!!!
Wouldn't these threads be dull if we all shared the same opinion... I find it refreshing that the 3 Monkeys are back, seeing hearing and saying no evil. I am looking forward to seeing how the new guys integrate - good luck to them. Hopefully they can find the net too 'cos the goal scorers appear to be having a hard time. UTA...!!! Jonathan Mouette
  • Score: 5

10:41am Tue 19 Aug 14

pablobrowno says...

Whatever happens with this guy, one thing is for sure, it's too early to judge where we are going to be at the end of the season. A strong left wing back and a quality goal scorer and we might be a different proposition. Also, Sami needs time to bring a new squad together and we perhaps need to be patient. Like it or not Poyet and his legacy had gone and this is a new era.
Whatever happens with this guy, one thing is for sure, it's too early to judge where we are going to be at the end of the season. A strong left wing back and a quality goal scorer and we might be a different proposition. Also, Sami needs time to bring a new squad together and we perhaps need to be patient. Like it or not Poyet and his legacy had gone and this is a new era. pablobrowno
  • Score: 12

10:53am Tue 19 Aug 14

rhett butler says...

Keep sharp quiet and we may come away with our first point of the season.
Keep sharp quiet and we may come away with our first point of the season. rhett butler
  • Score: 13

10:58am Tue 19 Aug 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Uckfield Seagull wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Uckfield Seagull wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke
Really? We sign a player you approve of, and purely based on that you assume this therefore can be nothing to do with Burke, thus adding weight to your opinion that Burke does nothing? I would be gobsmacked if this was NOT a Burke signing. Of course he has the contacts, far more so that will Hyppia will have right now.
Since David Burke has been at the club, our tansfer policy has nose dived, fact,
And yet when we sign players you randomly attribute them to someone else, with zero evidence. Actual fact.
[quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke[/p][/quote]Really? We sign a player you approve of, and purely based on that you assume this therefore can be nothing to do with Burke, thus adding weight to your opinion that Burke does nothing? I would be gobsmacked if this was NOT a Burke signing. Of course he has the contacts, far more so that will Hyppia will have right now.[/p][/quote]Since David Burke has been at the club, our tansfer policy has nose dived, fact,[/p][/quote]And yet when we sign players you randomly attribute them to someone else, with zero evidence. Actual fact. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 13

11:14am Tue 19 Aug 14

Alfie T says...

A glowing recommendation, looking forward to seeing him, with Crofty, Ince and Stephens we have the makings of a tasty midfield. Just need that striker.
A glowing recommendation, looking forward to seeing him, with Crofty, Ince and Stephens we have the makings of a tasty midfield. Just need that striker. Alfie T
  • Score: 12

11:25am Tue 19 Aug 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Alfie T wrote:
A glowing recommendation, looking forward to seeing him, with Crofty, Ince and Stephens we have the makings of a tasty midfield. Just need that striker.
And another left-back. And still nearly a fortnight to find the right ones. Marathon, not sprint etc etc etc...
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: A glowing recommendation, looking forward to seeing him, with Crofty, Ince and Stephens we have the makings of a tasty midfield. Just need that striker.[/p][/quote]And another left-back. And still nearly a fortnight to find the right ones. Marathon, not sprint etc etc etc... Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 8

11:35am Tue 19 Aug 14

Alfie T says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Alfie T wrote:
A glowing recommendation, looking forward to seeing him, with Crofty, Ince and Stephens we have the makings of a tasty midfield. Just need that striker.
And another left-back. And still nearly a fortnight to find the right ones. Marathon, not sprint etc etc etc...
True Arnie, left back is crucial, forgot Solly March who may or may not stay with us.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: A glowing recommendation, looking forward to seeing him, with Crofty, Ince and Stephens we have the makings of a tasty midfield. Just need that striker.[/p][/quote]And another left-back. And still nearly a fortnight to find the right ones. Marathon, not sprint etc etc etc...[/p][/quote]True Arnie, left back is crucial, forgot Solly March who may or may not stay with us. Alfie T
  • Score: 7

11:38am Tue 19 Aug 14

franckiep says...

Hi all, If this new Dutchman is as good as reported by a Journalist with a lot of Knowledge re; this Lad/Man @ the age when he should be in his Prime we may not need any other goal scorers looks as though he Makes em & scores em, Come on you SEAGULLSSSssssszzzzz
zzzz.
Hi all, If this new Dutchman is as good as reported by a Journalist with a lot of Knowledge re; this Lad/Man @ the age when he should be in his Prime we may not need any other goal scorers looks as though he Makes em & scores em, Come on you SEAGULLSSSssssszzzzz zzzz. franckiep
  • Score: 13

11:55am Tue 19 Aug 14

tug509 says...

Uckfield Seagull wrote:
I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do.

Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke
Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA
[quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke[/p][/quote]Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA tug509
  • Score: 1

12:03pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

tug509 wrote:
Uckfield Seagull wrote:
I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do.

Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke
Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA
Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing?
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke[/p][/quote]Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA[/p][/quote]Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing? Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 5

12:04pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Funny how so many negative views over the last two days on Danny Boy's signing seem suddenly to have been dispelled. People were quick to criticise because they had no knowledge of the player. Good to see some more positive vibes coming through now.

(Cue the usual suspects... "I'm 100% correct once again, he's a vile drug-taking drunk"... "you don't know what you're talking about unless you agree with me"... and "time for Mr Bloom to open the cheque book and spend us into oblivion")

UTA!! And good luck to Danny Boy and all the lads tonight. Hope you put in a performance we can all be proud of.
Funny how so many negative views over the last two days on Danny Boy's signing seem suddenly to have been dispelled. People were quick to criticise because they had no knowledge of the player. Good to see some more positive vibes coming through now. (Cue the usual suspects... "I'm 100% correct once again, he's a vile drug-taking drunk"... "you don't know what you're talking about unless you agree with me"... and "time for Mr Bloom to open the cheque book and spend us into oblivion") UTA!! And good luck to Danny Boy and all the lads tonight. Hope you put in a performance we can all be proud of. Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 7

12:15pm Tue 19 Aug 14

jockithenoo says...

THE FUTURES BRIGHT THE FUTURES ORANGE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'VE BEEN WAITING TO USE THAT AGAIN SINCE WE LOST THE BATTLE
FOR V.V.D
UTA
THE FUTURES BRIGHT THE FUTURES ORANGE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'VE BEEN WAITING TO USE THAT AGAIN SINCE WE LOST THE BATTLE FOR V.V.D UTA jockithenoo
  • Score: 3

12:17pm Tue 19 Aug 14

rhett butler says...

Chris eagles still up for grabs I believe!!!
Chris eagles still up for grabs I believe!!! rhett butler
  • Score: 2

12:25pm Tue 19 Aug 14

tug509 says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Uckfield Seagull wrote:
I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do.

Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke
Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA
Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing?
Good afternoon Arnie ,well as Uckfield pointed out ,all of a sudden we have two good new signings ,we know Tex is down to Sami ,and the story above clearly alludes to Holla being a Sami influenced signing ,the description of the player given by Sami ,reads as one of prior knowledge , and with Sami`s recent experience of continental league football ,my money would be firmly on Holla have chosen us purely because of Sami .
If Burke could manage a signing like this then why hasn`t he at any time in the past ,let alone the last 4 months ?. Too much of a coincidence ! . UTA
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke[/p][/quote]Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA[/p][/quote]Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing?[/p][/quote]Good afternoon Arnie ,well as Uckfield pointed out ,all of a sudden we have two good new signings ,we know Tex is down to Sami ,and the story above clearly alludes to Holla being a Sami influenced signing ,the description of the player given by Sami ,reads as one of prior knowledge , and with Sami`s recent experience of continental league football ,my money would be firmly on Holla have chosen us purely because of Sami . If Burke could manage a signing like this then why hasn`t he at any time in the past ,let alone the last 4 months ?. Too much of a coincidence ! . UTA tug509
  • Score: 0

12:25pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Guernsey gull says...

Beale32 wrote:
My prediction for to nights game. Dirty Leeds 0-5 Mighty Seagulls. CMS 3 GG 1 and the other 1 from midfield. Also sharp to get smashed and injured again.
Idiot, for the injury part ! !
[quote][p][bold]Beale32[/bold] wrote: My prediction for to nights game. Dirty Leeds 0-5 Mighty Seagulls. CMS 3 GG 1 and the other 1 from midfield. Also sharp to get smashed and injured again.[/p][/quote]Idiot, for the injury part ! ! Guernsey gull
  • Score: 7

12:32pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

tug509 wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Uckfield Seagull wrote:
I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do.

Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke
Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA
Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing?
Good afternoon Arnie ,well as Uckfield pointed out ,all of a sudden we have two good new signings ,we know Tex is down to Sami ,and the story above clearly alludes to Holla being a Sami influenced signing ,the description of the player given by Sami ,reads as one of prior knowledge , and with Sami`s recent experience of continental league football ,my money would be firmly on Holla have chosen us purely because of Sami .
If Burke could manage a signing like this then why hasn`t he at any time in the past ,let alone the last 4 months ?. Too much of a coincidence ! . UTA
But who provided Sami with all the research and scouting reports on Holla? My money would definitely be that Burke has been working on this one for quite a while and got the okay from SH once he had looked at all the information. More importantly, and this for me is the clincher, it's likely that the delay was because Holla was only presented to SH as a possible recruit once the Clayton move failed... but this guy, from all the reports I've now read and videos I've seen, seems a more than adequate replacement for the bearded one.

Tex was Sami's (and potentially a very good one), but even then the details would have been completed by Burke because that is very much his job. Burke's network of scouts will have greater reach than Sami's experience of continental football (other than Germany, obviously) - I don't think he has any of Dutch football, does he?

UTA indeed :-D
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke[/p][/quote]Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA[/p][/quote]Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing?[/p][/quote]Good afternoon Arnie ,well as Uckfield pointed out ,all of a sudden we have two good new signings ,we know Tex is down to Sami ,and the story above clearly alludes to Holla being a Sami influenced signing ,the description of the player given by Sami ,reads as one of prior knowledge , and with Sami`s recent experience of continental league football ,my money would be firmly on Holla have chosen us purely because of Sami . If Burke could manage a signing like this then why hasn`t he at any time in the past ,let alone the last 4 months ?. Too much of a coincidence ! . UTA[/p][/quote]But who provided Sami with all the research and scouting reports on Holla? My money would definitely be that Burke has been working on this one for quite a while and got the okay from SH once he had looked at all the information. More importantly, and this for me is the clincher, it's likely that the delay was because Holla was only presented to SH as a possible recruit once the Clayton move failed... but this guy, from all the reports I've now read and videos I've seen, seems a more than adequate replacement for the bearded one. Tex was Sami's (and potentially a very good one), but even then the details would have been completed by Burke because that is very much his job. Burke's network of scouts will have greater reach than Sami's experience of continental football (other than Germany, obviously) - I don't think he has any of Dutch football, does he? UTA indeed :-D Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 8

12:48pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Beale32 says...

Guernsey gull wrote:
Beale32 wrote:
My prediction for to nights game. Dirty Leeds 0-5 Mighty Seagulls. CMS 3 GG 1 and the other 1 from midfield. Also sharp to get smashed and injured again.
Idiot, for the injury part ! !
Just a little dead leg. Ofcourse nothing serious
[quote][p][bold]Guernsey gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beale32[/bold] wrote: My prediction for to nights game. Dirty Leeds 0-5 Mighty Seagulls. CMS 3 GG 1 and the other 1 from midfield. Also sharp to get smashed and injured again.[/p][/quote]Idiot, for the injury part ! ![/p][/quote]Just a little dead leg. Ofcourse nothing serious Beale32
  • Score: 1

12:59pm Tue 19 Aug 14

walshy96 says...

This Holla signing could have saved us £1.5 million that we would have spent on Clayton. Even more scope to spend on strikers (we do need two IMHO). Love to see us throw £1.5m at Leicester for Chris Wood and £3M at Chelsea for Patrick Bamford. Both really promising strikers proven at Championship level and investments for the future. Get Jack Robinson in on a season long loan with a view to a deal now that Liverpool have signed Moreno to get the left back situation sorted. Job done and we'd still be well within the FFP restrictions. Play offs beckon.
This Holla signing could have saved us £1.5 million that we would have spent on Clayton. Even more scope to spend on strikers (we do need two IMHO). Love to see us throw £1.5m at Leicester for Chris Wood and £3M at Chelsea for Patrick Bamford. Both really promising strikers proven at Championship level and investments for the future. Get Jack Robinson in on a season long loan with a view to a deal now that Liverpool have signed Moreno to get the left back situation sorted. Job done and we'd still be well within the FFP restrictions. Play offs beckon. walshy96
  • Score: 6

1:08pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Uckfield Seagull says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Uckfield Seagull wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke
Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA
Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing?
Good afternoon Arnie ,well as Uckfield pointed out ,all of a sudden we have two good new signings ,we know Tex is down to Sami ,and the story above clearly alludes to Holla being a Sami influenced signing ,the description of the player given by Sami ,reads as one of prior knowledge , and with Sami`s recent experience of continental league football ,my money would be firmly on Holla have chosen us purely because of Sami . If Burke could manage a signing like this then why hasn`t he at any time in the past ,let alone the last 4 months ?. Too much of a coincidence ! . UTA
But who provided Sami with all the research and scouting reports on Holla? My money would definitely be that Burke has been working on this one for quite a while and got the okay from SH once he had looked at all the information. More importantly, and this for me is the clincher, it's likely that the delay was because Holla was only presented to SH as a possible recruit once the Clayton move failed... but this guy, from all the reports I've now read and videos I've seen, seems a more than adequate replacement for the bearded one. Tex was Sami's (and potentially a very good one), but even then the details would have been completed by Burke because that is very much his job. Burke's network of scouts will have greater reach than Sami's experience of continental football (other than Germany, obviously) - I don't think he has any of Dutch football, does he? UTA indeed :-D
Are you actually David Burke ?, amazed you support him so much when so little has been done and 90& of fans not happy with him. If he has more contacts than Sami then I would be amazed.

I imagine (yes imagine) Sami used his Dutch experience to get hold of this guy
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke[/p][/quote]Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA[/p][/quote]Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing?[/p][/quote]Good afternoon Arnie ,well as Uckfield pointed out ,all of a sudden we have two good new signings ,we know Tex is down to Sami ,and the story above clearly alludes to Holla being a Sami influenced signing ,the description of the player given by Sami ,reads as one of prior knowledge , and with Sami`s recent experience of continental league football ,my money would be firmly on Holla have chosen us purely because of Sami . If Burke could manage a signing like this then why hasn`t he at any time in the past ,let alone the last 4 months ?. Too much of a coincidence ! . UTA[/p][/quote]But who provided Sami with all the research and scouting reports on Holla? My money would definitely be that Burke has been working on this one for quite a while and got the okay from SH once he had looked at all the information. More importantly, and this for me is the clincher, it's likely that the delay was because Holla was only presented to SH as a possible recruit once the Clayton move failed... but this guy, from all the reports I've now read and videos I've seen, seems a more than adequate replacement for the bearded one. Tex was Sami's (and potentially a very good one), but even then the details would have been completed by Burke because that is very much his job. Burke's network of scouts will have greater reach than Sami's experience of continental football (other than Germany, obviously) - I don't think he has any of Dutch football, does he? UTA indeed :-D[/p][/quote]Are you actually David Burke ?, amazed you support him so much when so little has been done and 90& of fans not happy with him. If he has more contacts than Sami then I would be amazed. I imagine (yes imagine) Sami used his Dutch experience to get hold of this guy Uckfield Seagull
  • Score: -3

1:13pm Tue 19 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

What I take from this article is that this lad sounds like Bridcutt but with an attacking edge that Bridders never had. I don't see how it matters as to who found him, if he is as good as this Dutch reporter says he is, I am just glad that we have got him.
What I take from this article is that this lad sounds like Bridcutt but with an attacking edge that Bridders never had. I don't see how it matters as to who found him, if he is as good as this Dutch reporter says he is, I am just glad that we have got him. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 12

1:28pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Uckfield Seagull wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Uckfield Seagull wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke
Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA
Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing?
Good afternoon Arnie ,well as Uckfield pointed out ,all of a sudden we have two good new signings ,we know Tex is down to Sami ,and the story above clearly alludes to Holla being a Sami influenced signing ,the description of the player given by Sami ,reads as one of prior knowledge , and with Sami`s recent experience of continental league football ,my money would be firmly on Holla have chosen us purely because of Sami . If Burke could manage a signing like this then why hasn`t he at any time in the past ,let alone the last 4 months ?. Too much of a coincidence ! . UTA
But who provided Sami with all the research and scouting reports on Holla? My money would definitely be that Burke has been working on this one for quite a while and got the okay from SH once he had looked at all the information. More importantly, and this for me is the clincher, it's likely that the delay was because Holla was only presented to SH as a possible recruit once the Clayton move failed... but this guy, from all the reports I've now read and videos I've seen, seems a more than adequate replacement for the bearded one. Tex was Sami's (and potentially a very good one), but even then the details would have been completed by Burke because that is very much his job. Burke's network of scouts will have greater reach than Sami's experience of continental football (other than Germany, obviously) - I don't think he has any of Dutch football, does he? UTA indeed :-D
Are you actually David Burke ?, amazed you support him so much when so little has been done and 90& of fans not happy with him. If he has more contacts than Sami then I would be amazed.

I imagine (yes imagine) Sami used his Dutch experience to get hold of this guy
What Dutch experience? The experience he had 15-20 years ago when Holla was a small boy? I'm sure that's come in very handy...

I'm genuinely amazed you (and the claimed "90%") are so against David Burke when there is no evidence he is actually bad at his job. Remember he has to get players in within the limits set on him by Bloom and Barber. He can't just go out and spend £5m and £25k/week on a player. He can't win a bidding war against a Premier League team or one on parachute payments. It's just possible he is f***ing great at his job, but is hamstrung by (necessary) restrictions. I don't know, but then neither do you.

Everyone needs a fall guy, I guess; a scapegoat upon whom they can point the finger. Yours is Burke. He's convenient, fair enough. But a witch-hunt is still a witch-hunt. Leave the criticism for those whom you can prove deserve it.

Finally, why keep Burke if he's incompetent? It's hardly in the club's best interests, is it.
[quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke[/p][/quote]Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA[/p][/quote]Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing?[/p][/quote]Good afternoon Arnie ,well as Uckfield pointed out ,all of a sudden we have two good new signings ,we know Tex is down to Sami ,and the story above clearly alludes to Holla being a Sami influenced signing ,the description of the player given by Sami ,reads as one of prior knowledge , and with Sami`s recent experience of continental league football ,my money would be firmly on Holla have chosen us purely because of Sami . If Burke could manage a signing like this then why hasn`t he at any time in the past ,let alone the last 4 months ?. Too much of a coincidence ! . UTA[/p][/quote]But who provided Sami with all the research and scouting reports on Holla? My money would definitely be that Burke has been working on this one for quite a while and got the okay from SH once he had looked at all the information. More importantly, and this for me is the clincher, it's likely that the delay was because Holla was only presented to SH as a possible recruit once the Clayton move failed... but this guy, from all the reports I've now read and videos I've seen, seems a more than adequate replacement for the bearded one. Tex was Sami's (and potentially a very good one), but even then the details would have been completed by Burke because that is very much his job. Burke's network of scouts will have greater reach than Sami's experience of continental football (other than Germany, obviously) - I don't think he has any of Dutch football, does he? UTA indeed :-D[/p][/quote]Are you actually David Burke ?, amazed you support him so much when so little has been done and 90& of fans not happy with him. If he has more contacts than Sami then I would be amazed. I imagine (yes imagine) Sami used his Dutch experience to get hold of this guy[/p][/quote]What Dutch experience? The experience he had 15-20 years ago when Holla was a small boy? I'm sure that's come in very handy... I'm genuinely amazed you (and the claimed "90%") are so against David Burke when there is no evidence he is actually bad at his job. Remember he has to get players in within the limits set on him by Bloom and Barber. He can't just go out and spend £5m and £25k/week on a player. He can't win a bidding war against a Premier League team or one on parachute payments. It's just possible he is f***ing great at his job, but is hamstrung by (necessary) restrictions. I don't know, but then neither do you. Everyone needs a fall guy, I guess; a scapegoat upon whom they can point the finger. Yours is Burke. He's convenient, fair enough. But a witch-hunt is still a witch-hunt. Leave the criticism for those whom you can prove deserve it. Finally, why keep Burke if he's incompetent? It's hardly in the club's best interests, is it. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 14

1:29pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Uckfield Seagull wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Uckfield Seagull wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke
Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA
Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing?
Good afternoon Arnie ,well as Uckfield pointed out ,all of a sudden we have two good new signings ,we know Tex is down to Sami ,and the story above clearly alludes to Holla being a Sami influenced signing ,the description of the player given by Sami ,reads as one of prior knowledge , and with Sami`s recent experience of continental league football ,my money would be firmly on Holla have chosen us purely because of Sami . If Burke could manage a signing like this then why hasn`t he at any time in the past ,let alone the last 4 months ?. Too much of a coincidence ! . UTA
But who provided Sami with all the research and scouting reports on Holla? My money would definitely be that Burke has been working on this one for quite a while and got the okay from SH once he had looked at all the information. More importantly, and this for me is the clincher, it's likely that the delay was because Holla was only presented to SH as a possible recruit once the Clayton move failed... but this guy, from all the reports I've now read and videos I've seen, seems a more than adequate replacement for the bearded one. Tex was Sami's (and potentially a very good one), but even then the details would have been completed by Burke because that is very much his job. Burke's network of scouts will have greater reach than Sami's experience of continental football (other than Germany, obviously) - I don't think he has any of Dutch football, does he? UTA indeed :-D
Are you actually David Burke ?, amazed you support him so much when so little has been done and 90& of fans not happy with him. If he has more contacts than Sami then I would be amazed.

I imagine (yes imagine) Sami used his Dutch experience to get hold of this guy
PS: No, I cannot be David Burke if I'm already Lewis Dunk's dad. You don't need to be someone or related to them to try and defend them against baseless attacks.
[quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke[/p][/quote]Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA[/p][/quote]Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing?[/p][/quote]Good afternoon Arnie ,well as Uckfield pointed out ,all of a sudden we have two good new signings ,we know Tex is down to Sami ,and the story above clearly alludes to Holla being a Sami influenced signing ,the description of the player given by Sami ,reads as one of prior knowledge , and with Sami`s recent experience of continental league football ,my money would be firmly on Holla have chosen us purely because of Sami . If Burke could manage a signing like this then why hasn`t he at any time in the past ,let alone the last 4 months ?. Too much of a coincidence ! . UTA[/p][/quote]But who provided Sami with all the research and scouting reports on Holla? My money would definitely be that Burke has been working on this one for quite a while and got the okay from SH once he had looked at all the information. More importantly, and this for me is the clincher, it's likely that the delay was because Holla was only presented to SH as a possible recruit once the Clayton move failed... but this guy, from all the reports I've now read and videos I've seen, seems a more than adequate replacement for the bearded one. Tex was Sami's (and potentially a very good one), but even then the details would have been completed by Burke because that is very much his job. Burke's network of scouts will have greater reach than Sami's experience of continental football (other than Germany, obviously) - I don't think he has any of Dutch football, does he? UTA indeed :-D[/p][/quote]Are you actually David Burke ?, amazed you support him so much when so little has been done and 90& of fans not happy with him. If he has more contacts than Sami then I would be amazed. I imagine (yes imagine) Sami used his Dutch experience to get hold of this guy[/p][/quote]PS: No, I cannot be David Burke if I'm already Lewis Dunk's dad. You don't need to be someone or related to them to try and defend them against baseless attacks. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 7

1:30pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Uckfield Seagull says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Uckfield Seagull wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Uckfield Seagull wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke
Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA
Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing?
Good afternoon Arnie ,well as Uckfield pointed out ,all of a sudden we have two good new signings ,we know Tex is down to Sami ,and the story above clearly alludes to Holla being a Sami influenced signing ,the description of the player given by Sami ,reads as one of prior knowledge , and with Sami`s recent experience of continental league football ,my money would be firmly on Holla have chosen us purely because of Sami . If Burke could manage a signing like this then why hasn`t he at any time in the past ,let alone the last 4 months ?. Too much of a coincidence ! . UTA
But who provided Sami with all the research and scouting reports on Holla? My money would definitely be that Burke has been working on this one for quite a while and got the okay from SH once he had looked at all the information. More importantly, and this for me is the clincher, it's likely that the delay was because Holla was only presented to SH as a possible recruit once the Clayton move failed... but this guy, from all the reports I've now read and videos I've seen, seems a more than adequate replacement for the bearded one. Tex was Sami's (and potentially a very good one), but even then the details would have been completed by Burke because that is very much his job. Burke's network of scouts will have greater reach than Sami's experience of continental football (other than Germany, obviously) - I don't think he has any of Dutch football, does he? UTA indeed :-D
Are you actually David Burke ?, amazed you support him so much when so little has been done and 90& of fans not happy with him. If he has more contacts than Sami then I would be amazed. I imagine (yes imagine) Sami used his Dutch experience to get hold of this guy
What Dutch experience? The experience he had 15-20 years ago when Holla was a small boy? I'm sure that's come in very handy... I'm genuinely amazed you (and the claimed "90%") are so against David Burke when there is no evidence he is actually bad at his job. Remember he has to get players in within the limits set on him by Bloom and Barber. He can't just go out and spend £5m and £25k/week on a player. He can't win a bidding war against a Premier League team or one on parachute payments. It's just possible he is f***ing great at his job, but is hamstrung by (necessary) restrictions. I don't know, but then neither do you. Everyone needs a fall guy, I guess; a scapegoat upon whom they can point the finger. Yours is Burke. He's convenient, fair enough. But a witch-hunt is still a witch-hunt. Leave the criticism for those whom you can prove deserve it. Finally, why keep Burke if he's incompetent? It's hardly in the club's best interests, is it.
Okay Ex PAT, agree to disagree, you feel Burke is the man for this transfer I dont, opinions are opinions, UTA
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke[/p][/quote]Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA[/p][/quote]Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing?[/p][/quote]Good afternoon Arnie ,well as Uckfield pointed out ,all of a sudden we have two good new signings ,we know Tex is down to Sami ,and the story above clearly alludes to Holla being a Sami influenced signing ,the description of the player given by Sami ,reads as one of prior knowledge , and with Sami`s recent experience of continental league football ,my money would be firmly on Holla have chosen us purely because of Sami . If Burke could manage a signing like this then why hasn`t he at any time in the past ,let alone the last 4 months ?. Too much of a coincidence ! . UTA[/p][/quote]But who provided Sami with all the research and scouting reports on Holla? My money would definitely be that Burke has been working on this one for quite a while and got the okay from SH once he had looked at all the information. More importantly, and this for me is the clincher, it's likely that the delay was because Holla was only presented to SH as a possible recruit once the Clayton move failed... but this guy, from all the reports I've now read and videos I've seen, seems a more than adequate replacement for the bearded one. Tex was Sami's (and potentially a very good one), but even then the details would have been completed by Burke because that is very much his job. Burke's network of scouts will have greater reach than Sami's experience of continental football (other than Germany, obviously) - I don't think he has any of Dutch football, does he? UTA indeed :-D[/p][/quote]Are you actually David Burke ?, amazed you support him so much when so little has been done and 90& of fans not happy with him. If he has more contacts than Sami then I would be amazed. I imagine (yes imagine) Sami used his Dutch experience to get hold of this guy[/p][/quote]What Dutch experience? The experience he had 15-20 years ago when Holla was a small boy? I'm sure that's come in very handy... I'm genuinely amazed you (and the claimed "90%") are so against David Burke when there is no evidence he is actually bad at his job. Remember he has to get players in within the limits set on him by Bloom and Barber. He can't just go out and spend £5m and £25k/week on a player. He can't win a bidding war against a Premier League team or one on parachute payments. It's just possible he is f***ing great at his job, but is hamstrung by (necessary) restrictions. I don't know, but then neither do you. Everyone needs a fall guy, I guess; a scapegoat upon whom they can point the finger. Yours is Burke. He's convenient, fair enough. But a witch-hunt is still a witch-hunt. Leave the criticism for those whom you can prove deserve it. Finally, why keep Burke if he's incompetent? It's hardly in the club's best interests, is it.[/p][/quote]Okay Ex PAT, agree to disagree, you feel Burke is the man for this transfer I dont, opinions are opinions, UTA Uckfield Seagull
  • Score: 8

1:38pm Tue 19 Aug 14

SeagullOverSelsey says...

walshy96 wrote:
This Holla signing could have saved us £1.5 million that we would have spent on Clayton. Even more scope to spend on strikers (we do need two IMHO). Love to see us throw £1.5m at Leicester for Chris Wood and £3M at Chelsea for Patrick Bamford. Both really promising strikers proven at Championship level and investments for the future. Get Jack Robinson in on a season long loan with a view to a deal now that Liverpool have signed Moreno to get the left back situation sorted. Job done and we'd still be well within the FFP restrictions. Play offs beckon.
Sorry to tell you this but Bamford went on loan today to Boro. Well they seem to have the curse over us?
[quote][p][bold]walshy96[/bold] wrote: This Holla signing could have saved us £1.5 million that we would have spent on Clayton. Even more scope to spend on strikers (we do need two IMHO). Love to see us throw £1.5m at Leicester for Chris Wood and £3M at Chelsea for Patrick Bamford. Both really promising strikers proven at Championship level and investments for the future. Get Jack Robinson in on a season long loan with a view to a deal now that Liverpool have signed Moreno to get the left back situation sorted. Job done and we'd still be well within the FFP restrictions. Play offs beckon.[/p][/quote]Sorry to tell you this but Bamford went on loan today to Boro. Well they seem to have the curse over us? SeagullOverSelsey
  • Score: 5

1:42pm Tue 19 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

Uckfield Seagull wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Uckfield Seagull wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Uckfield Seagull wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke
Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA
Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing?
Good afternoon Arnie ,well as Uckfield pointed out ,all of a sudden we have two good new signings ,we know Tex is down to Sami ,and the story above clearly alludes to Holla being a Sami influenced signing ,the description of the player given by Sami ,reads as one of prior knowledge , and with Sami`s recent experience of continental league football ,my money would be firmly on Holla have chosen us purely because of Sami . If Burke could manage a signing like this then why hasn`t he at any time in the past ,let alone the last 4 months ?. Too much of a coincidence ! . UTA
But who provided Sami with all the research and scouting reports on Holla? My money would definitely be that Burke has been working on this one for quite a while and got the okay from SH once he had looked at all the information. More importantly, and this for me is the clincher, it's likely that the delay was because Holla was only presented to SH as a possible recruit once the Clayton move failed... but this guy, from all the reports I've now read and videos I've seen, seems a more than adequate replacement for the bearded one. Tex was Sami's (and potentially a very good one), but even then the details would have been completed by Burke because that is very much his job. Burke's network of scouts will have greater reach than Sami's experience of continental football (other than Germany, obviously) - I don't think he has any of Dutch football, does he? UTA indeed :-D
Are you actually David Burke ?, amazed you support him so much when so little has been done and 90& of fans not happy with him. If he has more contacts than Sami then I would be amazed. I imagine (yes imagine) Sami used his Dutch experience to get hold of this guy
What Dutch experience? The experience he had 15-20 years ago when Holla was a small boy? I'm sure that's come in very handy... I'm genuinely amazed you (and the claimed "90%") are so against David Burke when there is no evidence he is actually bad at his job. Remember he has to get players in within the limits set on him by Bloom and Barber. He can't just go out and spend £5m and £25k/week on a player. He can't win a bidding war against a Premier League team or one on parachute payments. It's just possible he is f***ing great at his job, but is hamstrung by (necessary) restrictions. I don't know, but then neither do you. Everyone needs a fall guy, I guess; a scapegoat upon whom they can point the finger. Yours is Burke. He's convenient, fair enough. But a witch-hunt is still a witch-hunt. Leave the criticism for those whom you can prove deserve it. Finally, why keep Burke if he's incompetent? It's hardly in the club's best interests, is it.
Okay Ex PAT, agree to disagree, you feel Burke is the man for this transfer I dont, opinions are opinions, UTA
Other than Burke, there are two people that know every aspect of every attempt we have made to sign players, Bloom and Barber, and the only one that really counts is Bloom. If Burke has been in the past, and still is now, the reason why people have not signed, Bloom would have dealt with the man, but we still have Burke.
The focus shouldn't be on Burke, the focus should be on the team, leave Bloom to deal with Burke if he feels he should and if he doesn't, then to me that means that Burke is doing exactly what Bloom expects of him. You can't have your cake and eat it, if Bloom is the right man then thos ehe appoints are too, unless Bloom says otherwise.
[quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke[/p][/quote]Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA[/p][/quote]Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing?[/p][/quote]Good afternoon Arnie ,well as Uckfield pointed out ,all of a sudden we have two good new signings ,we know Tex is down to Sami ,and the story above clearly alludes to Holla being a Sami influenced signing ,the description of the player given by Sami ,reads as one of prior knowledge , and with Sami`s recent experience of continental league football ,my money would be firmly on Holla have chosen us purely because of Sami . If Burke could manage a signing like this then why hasn`t he at any time in the past ,let alone the last 4 months ?. Too much of a coincidence ! . UTA[/p][/quote]But who provided Sami with all the research and scouting reports on Holla? My money would definitely be that Burke has been working on this one for quite a while and got the okay from SH once he had looked at all the information. More importantly, and this for me is the clincher, it's likely that the delay was because Holla was only presented to SH as a possible recruit once the Clayton move failed... but this guy, from all the reports I've now read and videos I've seen, seems a more than adequate replacement for the bearded one. Tex was Sami's (and potentially a very good one), but even then the details would have been completed by Burke because that is very much his job. Burke's network of scouts will have greater reach than Sami's experience of continental football (other than Germany, obviously) - I don't think he has any of Dutch football, does he? UTA indeed :-D[/p][/quote]Are you actually David Burke ?, amazed you support him so much when so little has been done and 90& of fans not happy with him. If he has more contacts than Sami then I would be amazed. I imagine (yes imagine) Sami used his Dutch experience to get hold of this guy[/p][/quote]What Dutch experience? The experience he had 15-20 years ago when Holla was a small boy? I'm sure that's come in very handy... I'm genuinely amazed you (and the claimed "90%") are so against David Burke when there is no evidence he is actually bad at his job. Remember he has to get players in within the limits set on him by Bloom and Barber. He can't just go out and spend £5m and £25k/week on a player. He can't win a bidding war against a Premier League team or one on parachute payments. It's just possible he is f***ing great at his job, but is hamstrung by (necessary) restrictions. I don't know, but then neither do you. Everyone needs a fall guy, I guess; a scapegoat upon whom they can point the finger. Yours is Burke. He's convenient, fair enough. But a witch-hunt is still a witch-hunt. Leave the criticism for those whom you can prove deserve it. Finally, why keep Burke if he's incompetent? It's hardly in the club's best interests, is it.[/p][/quote]Okay Ex PAT, agree to disagree, you feel Burke is the man for this transfer I dont, opinions are opinions, UTA[/p][/quote]Other than Burke, there are two people that know every aspect of every attempt we have made to sign players, Bloom and Barber, and the only one that really counts is Bloom. If Burke has been in the past, and still is now, the reason why people have not signed, Bloom would have dealt with the man, but we still have Burke. The focus shouldn't be on Burke, the focus should be on the team, leave Bloom to deal with Burke if he feels he should and if he doesn't, then to me that means that Burke is doing exactly what Bloom expects of him. You can't have your cake and eat it, if Bloom is the right man then thos ehe appoints are too, unless Bloom says otherwise. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 7

1:47pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Claude Back says...

rhett butler wrote:
Chris eagles still up for grabs I believe!!!
Is he still ' talon' ted?
[quote][p][bold]rhett butler[/bold] wrote: Chris eagles still up for grabs I believe!!![/p][/quote]Is he still ' talon' ted? Claude Back
  • Score: 4

1:50pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Claude Back says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Uckfield Seagull wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Uckfield Seagull wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke
Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA
Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing?
Good afternoon Arnie ,well as Uckfield pointed out ,all of a sudden we have two good new signings ,we know Tex is down to Sami ,and the story above clearly alludes to Holla being a Sami influenced signing ,the description of the player given by Sami ,reads as one of prior knowledge , and with Sami`s recent experience of continental league football ,my money would be firmly on Holla have chosen us purely because of Sami . If Burke could manage a signing like this then why hasn`t he at any time in the past ,let alone the last 4 months ?. Too much of a coincidence ! . UTA
But who provided Sami with all the research and scouting reports on Holla? My money would definitely be that Burke has been working on this one for quite a while and got the okay from SH once he had looked at all the information. More importantly, and this for me is the clincher, it's likely that the delay was because Holla was only presented to SH as a possible recruit once the Clayton move failed... but this guy, from all the reports I've now read and videos I've seen, seems a more than adequate replacement for the bearded one. Tex was Sami's (and potentially a very good one), but even then the details would have been completed by Burke because that is very much his job. Burke's network of scouts will have greater reach than Sami's experience of continental football (other than Germany, obviously) - I don't think he has any of Dutch football, does he? UTA indeed :-D
Are you actually David Burke ?, amazed you support him so much when so little has been done and 90& of fans not happy with him. If he has more contacts than Sami then I would be amazed.

I imagine (yes imagine) Sami used his Dutch experience to get hold of this guy
PS: No, I cannot be David Burke if I'm already Lewis Dunk's dad. You don't need to be someone or related to them to try and defend them against baseless attacks.
So, after all this time you admit you're Dunk's Dad. ;-)
Some one was 100% correct then?. You vile freeloading piece of work.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke[/p][/quote]Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA[/p][/quote]Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing?[/p][/quote]Good afternoon Arnie ,well as Uckfield pointed out ,all of a sudden we have two good new signings ,we know Tex is down to Sami ,and the story above clearly alludes to Holla being a Sami influenced signing ,the description of the player given by Sami ,reads as one of prior knowledge , and with Sami`s recent experience of continental league football ,my money would be firmly on Holla have chosen us purely because of Sami . If Burke could manage a signing like this then why hasn`t he at any time in the past ,let alone the last 4 months ?. Too much of a coincidence ! . UTA[/p][/quote]But who provided Sami with all the research and scouting reports on Holla? My money would definitely be that Burke has been working on this one for quite a while and got the okay from SH once he had looked at all the information. More importantly, and this for me is the clincher, it's likely that the delay was because Holla was only presented to SH as a possible recruit once the Clayton move failed... but this guy, from all the reports I've now read and videos I've seen, seems a more than adequate replacement for the bearded one. Tex was Sami's (and potentially a very good one), but even then the details would have been completed by Burke because that is very much his job. Burke's network of scouts will have greater reach than Sami's experience of continental football (other than Germany, obviously) - I don't think he has any of Dutch football, does he? UTA indeed :-D[/p][/quote]Are you actually David Burke ?, amazed you support him so much when so little has been done and 90& of fans not happy with him. If he has more contacts than Sami then I would be amazed. I imagine (yes imagine) Sami used his Dutch experience to get hold of this guy[/p][/quote]PS: No, I cannot be David Burke if I'm already Lewis Dunk's dad. You don't need to be someone or related to them to try and defend them against baseless attacks.[/p][/quote]So, after all this time you admit you're Dunk's Dad. ;-) Some one was 100% correct then?. You vile freeloading piece of work. Claude Back
  • Score: 6

2:23pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Claude Back wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Uckfield Seagull wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Uckfield Seagull wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke
Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA
Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing?
Good afternoon Arnie ,well as Uckfield pointed out ,all of a sudden we have two good new signings ,we know Tex is down to Sami ,and the story above clearly alludes to Holla being a Sami influenced signing ,the description of the player given by Sami ,reads as one of prior knowledge , and with Sami`s recent experience of continental league football ,my money would be firmly on Holla have chosen us purely because of Sami . If Burke could manage a signing like this then why hasn`t he at any time in the past ,let alone the last 4 months ?. Too much of a coincidence ! . UTA
But who provided Sami with all the research and scouting reports on Holla? My money would definitely be that Burke has been working on this one for quite a while and got the okay from SH once he had looked at all the information. More importantly, and this for me is the clincher, it's likely that the delay was because Holla was only presented to SH as a possible recruit once the Clayton move failed... but this guy, from all the reports I've now read and videos I've seen, seems a more than adequate replacement for the bearded one. Tex was Sami's (and potentially a very good one), but even then the details would have been completed by Burke because that is very much his job. Burke's network of scouts will have greater reach than Sami's experience of continental football (other than Germany, obviously) - I don't think he has any of Dutch football, does he? UTA indeed :-D
Are you actually David Burke ?, amazed you support him so much when so little has been done and 90& of fans not happy with him. If he has more contacts than Sami then I would be amazed.

I imagine (yes imagine) Sami used his Dutch experience to get hold of this guy
PS: No, I cannot be David Burke if I'm already Lewis Dunk's dad. You don't need to be someone or related to them to try and defend them against baseless attacks.
So, after all this time you admit you're Dunk's Dad. ;-)
Some one was 100% correct then?. You vile freeloading piece of work.
:-) It was always going to come out, just as Liam Bridcutt told me at the marina back in January.
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke[/p][/quote]Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA[/p][/quote]Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing?[/p][/quote]Good afternoon Arnie ,well as Uckfield pointed out ,all of a sudden we have two good new signings ,we know Tex is down to Sami ,and the story above clearly alludes to Holla being a Sami influenced signing ,the description of the player given by Sami ,reads as one of prior knowledge , and with Sami`s recent experience of continental league football ,my money would be firmly on Holla have chosen us purely because of Sami . If Burke could manage a signing like this then why hasn`t he at any time in the past ,let alone the last 4 months ?. Too much of a coincidence ! . UTA[/p][/quote]But who provided Sami with all the research and scouting reports on Holla? My money would definitely be that Burke has been working on this one for quite a while and got the okay from SH once he had looked at all the information. More importantly, and this for me is the clincher, it's likely that the delay was because Holla was only presented to SH as a possible recruit once the Clayton move failed... but this guy, from all the reports I've now read and videos I've seen, seems a more than adequate replacement for the bearded one. Tex was Sami's (and potentially a very good one), but even then the details would have been completed by Burke because that is very much his job. Burke's network of scouts will have greater reach than Sami's experience of continental football (other than Germany, obviously) - I don't think he has any of Dutch football, does he? UTA indeed :-D[/p][/quote]Are you actually David Burke ?, amazed you support him so much when so little has been done and 90& of fans not happy with him. If he has more contacts than Sami then I would be amazed. I imagine (yes imagine) Sami used his Dutch experience to get hold of this guy[/p][/quote]PS: No, I cannot be David Burke if I'm already Lewis Dunk's dad. You don't need to be someone or related to them to try and defend them against baseless attacks.[/p][/quote]So, after all this time you admit you're Dunk's Dad. ;-) Some one was 100% correct then?. You vile freeloading piece of work.[/p][/quote]:-) It was always going to come out, just as Liam Bridcutt told me at the marina back in January. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 2

2:31pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Claude Back wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Uckfield Seagull wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Uckfield Seagull wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke
Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA
Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing?
Good afternoon Arnie ,well as Uckfield pointed out ,all of a sudden we have two good new signings ,we know Tex is down to Sami ,and the story above clearly alludes to Holla being a Sami influenced signing ,the description of the player given by Sami ,reads as one of prior knowledge , and with Sami`s recent experience of continental league football ,my money would be firmly on Holla have chosen us purely because of Sami . If Burke could manage a signing like this then why hasn`t he at any time in the past ,let alone the last 4 months ?. Too much of a coincidence ! . UTA
But who provided Sami with all the research and scouting reports on Holla? My money would definitely be that Burke has been working on this one for quite a while and got the okay from SH once he had looked at all the information. More importantly, and this for me is the clincher, it's likely that the delay was because Holla was only presented to SH as a possible recruit once the Clayton move failed... but this guy, from all the reports I've now read and videos I've seen, seems a more than adequate replacement for the bearded one. Tex was Sami's (and potentially a very good one), but even then the details would have been completed by Burke because that is very much his job. Burke's network of scouts will have greater reach than Sami's experience of continental football (other than Germany, obviously) - I don't think he has any of Dutch football, does he? UTA indeed :-D
Are you actually David Burke ?, amazed you support him so much when so little has been done and 90& of fans not happy with him. If he has more contacts than Sami then I would be amazed.

I imagine (yes imagine) Sami used his Dutch experience to get hold of this guy
PS: No, I cannot be David Burke if I'm already Lewis Dunk's dad. You don't need to be someone or related to them to try and defend them against baseless attacks.
So, after all this time you admit you're Dunk's Dad. ;-)
Some one was 100% correct then?. You vile freeloading piece of work.
Thanks Claude. Made me laugh.

UTA!!
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke[/p][/quote]Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA[/p][/quote]Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing?[/p][/quote]Good afternoon Arnie ,well as Uckfield pointed out ,all of a sudden we have two good new signings ,we know Tex is down to Sami ,and the story above clearly alludes to Holla being a Sami influenced signing ,the description of the player given by Sami ,reads as one of prior knowledge , and with Sami`s recent experience of continental league football ,my money would be firmly on Holla have chosen us purely because of Sami . If Burke could manage a signing like this then why hasn`t he at any time in the past ,let alone the last 4 months ?. Too much of a coincidence ! . UTA[/p][/quote]But who provided Sami with all the research and scouting reports on Holla? My money would definitely be that Burke has been working on this one for quite a while and got the okay from SH once he had looked at all the information. More importantly, and this for me is the clincher, it's likely that the delay was because Holla was only presented to SH as a possible recruit once the Clayton move failed... but this guy, from all the reports I've now read and videos I've seen, seems a more than adequate replacement for the bearded one. Tex was Sami's (and potentially a very good one), but even then the details would have been completed by Burke because that is very much his job. Burke's network of scouts will have greater reach than Sami's experience of continental football (other than Germany, obviously) - I don't think he has any of Dutch football, does he? UTA indeed :-D[/p][/quote]Are you actually David Burke ?, amazed you support him so much when so little has been done and 90& of fans not happy with him. If he has more contacts than Sami then I would be amazed. I imagine (yes imagine) Sami used his Dutch experience to get hold of this guy[/p][/quote]PS: No, I cannot be David Burke if I'm already Lewis Dunk's dad. You don't need to be someone or related to them to try and defend them against baseless attacks.[/p][/quote]So, after all this time you admit you're Dunk's Dad. ;-) Some one was 100% correct then?. You vile freeloading piece of work.[/p][/quote]Thanks Claude. Made me laugh. UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 6

3:00pm Tue 19 Aug 14

ballantrrae says...

Alfie T wrote:
A glowing recommendation, looking forward to seeing him, with Crofty, Ince and Stephens we have the makings of a tasty midfield. Just need that striker.
How about a winger and a LB to replace Buckley and Ward Alfie T ?
On second thoughts how about 2 Strikers plus a winger and a LB.
UTA.
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: A glowing recommendation, looking forward to seeing him, with Crofty, Ince and Stephens we have the makings of a tasty midfield. Just need that striker.[/p][/quote]How about a winger and a LB to replace Buckley and Ward Alfie T ? On second thoughts how about 2 Strikers plus a winger and a LB. UTA. ballantrrae
  • Score: 3

3:14pm Tue 19 Aug 14

tinker111 says...

Beale32 wrote:
My prediction for to nights game. Dirty Leeds 0-5 Mighty Seagulls. CMS 3 GG 1 and the other 1 from midfield. Also sharp to get smashed and injured again.
What planet do you come from ????
[quote][p][bold]Beale32[/bold] wrote: My prediction for to nights game. Dirty Leeds 0-5 Mighty Seagulls. CMS 3 GG 1 and the other 1 from midfield. Also sharp to get smashed and injured again.[/p][/quote]What planet do you come from ???? tinker111
  • Score: 1

3:18pm Tue 19 Aug 14

tinker111 says...

ballantrrae wrote:
Alfie T wrote:
A glowing recommendation, looking forward to seeing him, with Crofty, Ince and Stephens we have the makings of a tasty midfield. Just need that striker.
How about a winger and a LB to replace Buckley and Ward Alfie T ?
On second thoughts how about 2 Strikers plus a winger and a LB.
UTA.
IN your dreams no way with this lot of tight wads.

Who the hell is Burn's or is it that scot who wrote thing and new Nowt about fottie ?
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: A glowing recommendation, looking forward to seeing him, with Crofty, Ince and Stephens we have the makings of a tasty midfield. Just need that striker.[/p][/quote]How about a winger and a LB to replace Buckley and Ward Alfie T ? On second thoughts how about 2 Strikers plus a winger and a LB. UTA.[/p][/quote]IN your dreams no way with this lot of tight wads. Who the hell is Burn's or is it that scot who wrote thing and new Nowt about fottie ? tinker111
  • Score: -6

3:44pm Tue 19 Aug 14

AlanDuffy says...

walshy96 wrote:
This Holla signing could have saved us £1.5 million that we would have spent on Clayton. Even more scope to spend on strikers (we do need two IMHO). Love to see us throw £1.5m at Leicester for Chris Wood and £3M at Chelsea for Patrick Bamford. Both really promising strikers proven at Championship level and investments for the future. Get Jack Robinson in on a season long loan with a view to a deal now that Liverpool have signed Moreno to get the left back situation sorted. Job done and we'd still be well within the FFP restrictions. Play offs beckon.
Looks like Bamford will go to Boro', wood stay at Leicester, we might get Robinson. I agree, all 3 would be great, but doesn't appear we're even in for 2 of them. Still don't understand all the mystery, other clubs are happy to reveal they are talking to people, even if they don't come off at least fans know they are trying, but the usual silence from us, maybe we've got our eyes on some more overseas talent. I bloody hope so.
[quote][p][bold]walshy96[/bold] wrote: This Holla signing could have saved us £1.5 million that we would have spent on Clayton. Even more scope to spend on strikers (we do need two IMHO). Love to see us throw £1.5m at Leicester for Chris Wood and £3M at Chelsea for Patrick Bamford. Both really promising strikers proven at Championship level and investments for the future. Get Jack Robinson in on a season long loan with a view to a deal now that Liverpool have signed Moreno to get the left back situation sorted. Job done and we'd still be well within the FFP restrictions. Play offs beckon.[/p][/quote]Looks like Bamford will go to Boro', wood stay at Leicester, we might get Robinson. I agree, all 3 would be great, but doesn't appear we're even in for 2 of them. Still don't understand all the mystery, other clubs are happy to reveal they are talking to people, even if they don't come off at least fans know they are trying, but the usual silence from us, maybe we've got our eyes on some more overseas talent. I bloody hope so. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 2

4:19pm Tue 19 Aug 14

gilbertthecat says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Uckfield Seagull wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Uckfield Seagull wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke
Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA
Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing?
Good afternoon Arnie ,well as Uckfield pointed out ,all of a sudden we have two good new signings ,we know Tex is down to Sami ,and the story above clearly alludes to Holla being a Sami influenced signing ,the description of the player given by Sami ,reads as one of prior knowledge , and with Sami`s recent experience of continental league football ,my money would be firmly on Holla have chosen us purely because of Sami . If Burke could manage a signing like this then why hasn`t he at any time in the past ,let alone the last 4 months ?. Too much of a coincidence ! . UTA
But who provided Sami with all the research and scouting reports on Holla? My money would definitely be that Burke has been working on this one for quite a while and got the okay from SH once he had looked at all the information. More importantly, and this for me is the clincher, it's likely that the delay was because Holla was only presented to SH as a possible recruit once the Clayton move failed... but this guy, from all the reports I've now read and videos I've seen, seems a more than adequate replacement for the bearded one. Tex was Sami's (and potentially a very good one), but even then the details would have been completed by Burke because that is very much his job. Burke's network of scouts will have greater reach than Sami's experience of continental football (other than Germany, obviously) - I don't think he has any of Dutch football, does he? UTA indeed :-D
Are you actually David Burke ?, amazed you support him so much when so little has been done and 90& of fans not happy with him. If he has more contacts than Sami then I would be amazed.

I imagine (yes imagine) Sami used his Dutch experience to get hold of this guy
PS: No, I cannot be David Burke if I'm already Lewis Dunk's dad. You don't need to be someone or related to them to try and defend them against baseless attacks.
So, after all this time you admit you're Dunk's Dad. ;-)
Some one was 100% correct then?. You vile freeloading piece of work.
:-) It was always going to come out, just as Liam Bridcutt told me at the marina back in January.
No - I'm Dunk's Dad - ****, I mean Spartacus! I'm Spartacus!
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke[/p][/quote]Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA[/p][/quote]Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing?[/p][/quote]Good afternoon Arnie ,well as Uckfield pointed out ,all of a sudden we have two good new signings ,we know Tex is down to Sami ,and the story above clearly alludes to Holla being a Sami influenced signing ,the description of the player given by Sami ,reads as one of prior knowledge , and with Sami`s recent experience of continental league football ,my money would be firmly on Holla have chosen us purely because of Sami . If Burke could manage a signing like this then why hasn`t he at any time in the past ,let alone the last 4 months ?. Too much of a coincidence ! . UTA[/p][/quote]But who provided Sami with all the research and scouting reports on Holla? My money would definitely be that Burke has been working on this one for quite a while and got the okay from SH once he had looked at all the information. More importantly, and this for me is the clincher, it's likely that the delay was because Holla was only presented to SH as a possible recruit once the Clayton move failed... but this guy, from all the reports I've now read and videos I've seen, seems a more than adequate replacement for the bearded one. Tex was Sami's (and potentially a very good one), but even then the details would have been completed by Burke because that is very much his job. Burke's network of scouts will have greater reach than Sami's experience of continental football (other than Germany, obviously) - I don't think he has any of Dutch football, does he? UTA indeed :-D[/p][/quote]Are you actually David Burke ?, amazed you support him so much when so little has been done and 90& of fans not happy with him. If he has more contacts than Sami then I would be amazed. I imagine (yes imagine) Sami used his Dutch experience to get hold of this guy[/p][/quote]PS: No, I cannot be David Burke if I'm already Lewis Dunk's dad. You don't need to be someone or related to them to try and defend them against baseless attacks.[/p][/quote]So, after all this time you admit you're Dunk's Dad. ;-) Some one was 100% correct then?. You vile freeloading piece of work.[/p][/quote]:-) It was always going to come out, just as Liam Bridcutt told me at the marina back in January.[/p][/quote]No - I'm Dunk's Dad - ****, I mean Spartacus! I'm Spartacus! gilbertthecat
  • Score: 4

4:22pm Tue 19 Aug 14

gilbertthecat says...

gilbertthecat wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Claude Back wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Uckfield Seagull wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Uckfield Seagull wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke
Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA
Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing?
Good afternoon Arnie ,well as Uckfield pointed out ,all of a sudden we have two good new signings ,we know Tex is down to Sami ,and the story above clearly alludes to Holla being a Sami influenced signing ,the description of the player given by Sami ,reads as one of prior knowledge , and with Sami`s recent experience of continental league football ,my money would be firmly on Holla have chosen us purely because of Sami . If Burke could manage a signing like this then why hasn`t he at any time in the past ,let alone the last 4 months ?. Too much of a coincidence ! . UTA
But who provided Sami with all the research and scouting reports on Holla? My money would definitely be that Burke has been working on this one for quite a while and got the okay from SH once he had looked at all the information. More importantly, and this for me is the clincher, it's likely that the delay was because Holla was only presented to SH as a possible recruit once the Clayton move failed... but this guy, from all the reports I've now read and videos I've seen, seems a more than adequate replacement for the bearded one. Tex was Sami's (and potentially a very good one), but even then the details would have been completed by Burke because that is very much his job. Burke's network of scouts will have greater reach than Sami's experience of continental football (other than Germany, obviously) - I don't think he has any of Dutch football, does he? UTA indeed :-D
Are you actually David Burke ?, amazed you support him so much when so little has been done and 90& of fans not happy with him. If he has more contacts than Sami then I would be amazed.

I imagine (yes imagine) Sami used his Dutch experience to get hold of this guy
PS: No, I cannot be David Burke if I'm already Lewis Dunk's dad. You don't need to be someone or related to them to try and defend them against baseless attacks.
So, after all this time you admit you're Dunk's Dad. ;-)
Some one was 100% correct then?. You vile freeloading piece of work.
:-) It was always going to come out, just as Liam Bridcutt told me at the marina back in January.
No - I'm Dunk's Dad - ****, I mean Spartacus! I'm Spartacus!
**** - (sounds like) 4 letters, structure used to hold back large body of water. Didn't think that would offend the auto-censors!
[quote][p][bold]gilbertthecat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke[/p][/quote]Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA[/p][/quote]Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing?[/p][/quote]Good afternoon Arnie ,well as Uckfield pointed out ,all of a sudden we have two good new signings ,we know Tex is down to Sami ,and the story above clearly alludes to Holla being a Sami influenced signing ,the description of the player given by Sami ,reads as one of prior knowledge , and with Sami`s recent experience of continental league football ,my money would be firmly on Holla have chosen us purely because of Sami . If Burke could manage a signing like this then why hasn`t he at any time in the past ,let alone the last 4 months ?. Too much of a coincidence ! . UTA[/p][/quote]But who provided Sami with all the research and scouting reports on Holla? My money would definitely be that Burke has been working on this one for quite a while and got the okay from SH once he had looked at all the information. More importantly, and this for me is the clincher, it's likely that the delay was because Holla was only presented to SH as a possible recruit once the Clayton move failed... but this guy, from all the reports I've now read and videos I've seen, seems a more than adequate replacement for the bearded one. Tex was Sami's (and potentially a very good one), but even then the details would have been completed by Burke because that is very much his job. Burke's network of scouts will have greater reach than Sami's experience of continental football (other than Germany, obviously) - I don't think he has any of Dutch football, does he? UTA indeed :-D[/p][/quote]Are you actually David Burke ?, amazed you support him so much when so little has been done and 90& of fans not happy with him. If he has more contacts than Sami then I would be amazed. I imagine (yes imagine) Sami used his Dutch experience to get hold of this guy[/p][/quote]PS: No, I cannot be David Burke if I'm already Lewis Dunk's dad. You don't need to be someone or related to them to try and defend them against baseless attacks.[/p][/quote]So, after all this time you admit you're Dunk's Dad. ;-) Some one was 100% correct then?. You vile freeloading piece of work.[/p][/quote]:-) It was always going to come out, just as Liam Bridcutt told me at the marina back in January.[/p][/quote]No - I'm Dunk's Dad - ****, I mean Spartacus! I'm Spartacus![/p][/quote]**** - (sounds like) 4 letters, structure used to hold back large body of water. Didn't think that would offend the auto-censors! gilbertthecat
  • Score: 1

4:24pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

tinker111 wrote:
Beale32 wrote:
My prediction for to nights game. Dirty Leeds 0-5 Mighty Seagulls. CMS 3 GG 1 and the other 1 from midfield. Also sharp to get smashed and injured again.
What planet do you come from ????
Uranus..?
[quote][p][bold]tinker111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beale32[/bold] wrote: My prediction for to nights game. Dirty Leeds 0-5 Mighty Seagulls. CMS 3 GG 1 and the other 1 from midfield. Also sharp to get smashed and injured again.[/p][/quote]What planet do you come from ????[/p][/quote]Uranus..? Willie, Willie Irvine
  • Score: 2

4:48pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Jonathan Mouette says...

Now here is a chance to see whether Sami can work his magic... Samed Yesil was given his first game in the Budesliga at... yes, Bayer Leverkusen under no other than Sami. Where is Yesil now...? Yes, Liverpool. So what an ideal opportunity to get hold of a 20 year old striker with real promise. Sami must surely know him - he's got to be worth a shout and I'm not sure why he hasn't been picked up before... except for a cruciate ligament injury. If Sami can talk to the right people and the Burke can negotiate properly I will give it a thumbs up.... UTA.
Now here is a chance to see whether Sami can work his magic... Samed Yesil was given his first game in the Budesliga at... yes, Bayer Leverkusen under no other than Sami. Where is Yesil now...? Yes, Liverpool. So what an ideal opportunity to get hold of a 20 year old striker with real promise. Sami must surely know him - he's got to be worth a shout and I'm not sure why he hasn't been picked up before... except for a cruciate ligament injury. If Sami can talk to the right people and the Burke can negotiate properly I will give it a thumbs up.... UTA. Jonathan Mouette
  • Score: 7

5:53pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Claude Back says...

Willie, Willie Irvine wrote:
tinker111 wrote:
Beale32 wrote:
My prediction for to nights game. Dirty Leeds 0-5 Mighty Seagulls. CMS 3 GG 1 and the other 1 from midfield. Also sharp to get smashed and injured again.
What planet do you come from ????
Uranus..?
Talking out of.... more like.
Good one, Willie.
[quote][p][bold]Willie, Willie Irvine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinker111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beale32[/bold] wrote: My prediction for to nights game. Dirty Leeds 0-5 Mighty Seagulls. CMS 3 GG 1 and the other 1 from midfield. Also sharp to get smashed and injured again.[/p][/quote]What planet do you come from ????[/p][/quote]Uranus..?[/p][/quote]Talking out of.... more like. Good one, Willie. Claude Back
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5:57pm Tue 19 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

Hi boys, if your coming up for the match your get in the Dry Salters pub, the Peacock home fans only full off bell end Leeds fans, salters is along the ring road five min walk to the ground!! I live in Leeds so hope that helps!!
3 points tonight boys
Up the Albion!!
Hi boys, if your coming up for the match your get in the Dry Salters pub, the Peacock home fans only full off bell end Leeds fans, salters is along the ring road five min walk to the ground!! I live in Leeds so hope that helps!! 3 points tonight boys Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 1

6:19pm Tue 19 Aug 14

BIG TROUBLE says...

NINE DAYS OR SO AND WE SIGN A BIG NAME TO BLOW YOUR SOCKS OFF
UTA
NINE DAYS OR SO AND WE SIGN A BIG NAME TO BLOW YOUR SOCKS OFF UTA BIG TROUBLE
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6:23pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Hi boys, if your coming up for the match your get in the Dry Salters pub, the Peacock home fans only full off bell end Leeds fans, salters is along the ring road five min walk to the ground!! I live in Leeds so hope that helps!!
3 points tonight boys
Up the Albion!!
Perhaps they've had enough of 'bell end' away fans in there and have been forced to ban them, show some respect and stop giving us a bad name.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Hi boys, if your coming up for the match your get in the Dry Salters pub, the Peacock home fans only full off bell end Leeds fans, salters is along the ring road five min walk to the ground!! I live in Leeds so hope that helps!! 3 points tonight boys Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]Perhaps they've had enough of 'bell end' away fans in there and have been forced to ban them, show some respect and stop giving us a bad name. Mayfield sweeper
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7:07pm Tue 19 Aug 14

OldGull says...

Kit Napier's Beard wrote:
If he's that good why did Den Haag not keep him at the end of last season or take steps to sign him up before we "nipped" in and snatched him from under their eyes!
Why not read up on the facts.
The club wanted to retain him but he decided he wanted to move on.
his 2 years at Den Haag coincided with them finishing 9th twice rather than struggling against relegation.
he played 54 times scoring 14 goals.
What is so hard to understand?

Sounds a better bet than Clayton
[quote][p][bold]Kit Napier's Beard[/bold] wrote: If he's that good why did Den Haag not keep him at the end of last season or take steps to sign him up before we "nipped" in and snatched him from under their eyes![/p][/quote]Why not read up on the facts. The club wanted to retain him but he decided he wanted to move on. his 2 years at Den Haag coincided with them finishing 9th twice rather than struggling against relegation. he played 54 times scoring 14 goals. What is so hard to understand? Sounds a better bet than Clayton OldGull
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7:12pm Tue 19 Aug 14

BIG TROUBLE says...

BIG TROUBLE wrote:
NINE DAYS OR SO AND WE SIGN A BIG NAME TO BLOW YOUR SOCKS OFF
UTA
WHY THUMBS DOWN ..???
AT LEAST SAY WHY FFS. TW4T5
UTA
[quote][p][bold]BIG TROUBLE[/bold] wrote: NINE DAYS OR SO AND WE SIGN A BIG NAME TO BLOW YOUR SOCKS OFF UTA[/p][/quote]WHY THUMBS DOWN ..??? AT LEAST SAY WHY FFS. TW4T5 UTA BIG TROUBLE
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7:18pm Tue 19 Aug 14

OldGull says...

Uckfield Seagull wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Uckfield Seagull wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke
Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA
Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing?
Good afternoon Arnie ,well as Uckfield pointed out ,all of a sudden we have two good new signings ,we know Tex is down to Sami ,and the story above clearly alludes to Holla being a Sami influenced signing ,the description of the player given by Sami ,reads as one of prior knowledge , and with Sami`s recent experience of continental league football ,my money would be firmly on Holla have chosen us purely because of Sami . If Burke could manage a signing like this then why hasn`t he at any time in the past ,let alone the last 4 months ?. Too much of a coincidence ! . UTA
But who provided Sami with all the research and scouting reports on Holla? My money would definitely be that Burke has been working on this one for quite a while and got the okay from SH once he had looked at all the information. More importantly, and this for me is the clincher, it's likely that the delay was because Holla was only presented to SH as a possible recruit once the Clayton move failed... but this guy, from all the reports I've now read and videos I've seen, seems a more than adequate replacement for the bearded one. Tex was Sami's (and potentially a very good one), but even then the details would have been completed by Burke because that is very much his job. Burke's network of scouts will have greater reach than Sami's experience of continental football (other than Germany, obviously) - I don't think he has any of Dutch football, does he? UTA indeed :-D
Are you actually David Burke ?, amazed you support him so much when so little has been done and 90& of fans not happy with him. If he has more contacts than Sami then I would be amazed.

I imagine (yes imagine) Sami used his Dutch experience to get hold of this guy
what Dutch experience?

Funny thing is , when it was 1st announced he had signed & Sammi said he had studied reports.
Everyone assumed it was a Burke signing.
Now that a report on the player is very positive regard his abilities, the same people are now saying it has nothing to do with Burke.

How to tailor the FACTS to suit an opinion.
[quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke[/p][/quote]Excellent post Uckfield , even when the proof is in front of their eyes ,some people don't want to see it ! . UTA[/p][/quote]Morning Tug (or is it afternoon yet?) - what proof is there that Burke had nothing to do with the signing of Holla? What is there about it that makes it look like a Hyppia signing?[/p][/quote]Good afternoon Arnie ,well as Uckfield pointed out ,all of a sudden we have two good new signings ,we know Tex is down to Sami ,and the story above clearly alludes to Holla being a Sami influenced signing ,the description of the player given by Sami ,reads as one of prior knowledge , and with Sami`s recent experience of continental league football ,my money would be firmly on Holla have chosen us purely because of Sami . If Burke could manage a signing like this then why hasn`t he at any time in the past ,let alone the last 4 months ?. Too much of a coincidence ! . UTA[/p][/quote]But who provided Sami with all the research and scouting reports on Holla? My money would definitely be that Burke has been working on this one for quite a while and got the okay from SH once he had looked at all the information. More importantly, and this for me is the clincher, it's likely that the delay was because Holla was only presented to SH as a possible recruit once the Clayton move failed... but this guy, from all the reports I've now read and videos I've seen, seems a more than adequate replacement for the bearded one. Tex was Sami's (and potentially a very good one), but even then the details would have been completed by Burke because that is very much his job. Burke's network of scouts will have greater reach than Sami's experience of continental football (other than Germany, obviously) - I don't think he has any of Dutch football, does he? UTA indeed :-D[/p][/quote]Are you actually David Burke ?, amazed you support him so much when so little has been done and 90& of fans not happy with him. If he has more contacts than Sami then I would be amazed. I imagine (yes imagine) Sami used his Dutch experience to get hold of this guy[/p][/quote]what Dutch experience? Funny thing is , when it was 1st announced he had signed & Sammi said he had studied reports. Everyone assumed it was a Burke signing. Now that a report on the player is very positive regard his abilities, the same people are now saying it has nothing to do with Burke. How to tailor the FACTS to suit an opinion. OldGull
  • Score: 2

2:59pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Cap'n Pugwash says...

Uckfield Seagull wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Uckfield Seagull wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke
Really? We sign a player you approve of, and purely based on that you assume this therefore can be nothing to do with Burke, thus adding weight to your opinion that Burke does nothing? I would be gobsmacked if this was NOT a Burke signing. Of course he has the contacts, far more so that will Hyppia will have right now.
Since David Burke has been at the club, our tansfer policy has nose dived, fact,
Explain how the transfer policy has nose dived. Especially now with all of the bodies at the club.

No doubt that if they are decent players Burke had nothing to do with the transfer(s). If they're cr@p then it's all down to him. Am I right?

You have an unhealthy OCD when it comes to the people in charge of The Albion.
[quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uckfield Seagull[/bold] wrote: I have no problem with Hyypia building his own team, we as fans have to support the manager and give him that chance, what I do like is the fact that the latest couple of signings can have nothing to do with David Burke at all, no way could he have the contacts to pull these off which adds fuel to the fire in what does he actually do. Poyet built his own time, Hyypia will build his own team, fans can have no problem with that, what our problem is the board, Burke seems pointless, Barber I am not sure and would be nice to hear some reassurance that we are not broke[/p][/quote]Really? We sign a player you approve of, and purely based on that you assume this therefore can be nothing to do with Burke, thus adding weight to your opinion that Burke does nothing? I would be gobsmacked if this was NOT a Burke signing. Of course he has the contacts, far more so that will Hyppia will have right now.[/p][/quote]Since David Burke has been at the club, our tansfer policy has nose dived, fact,[/p][/quote]Explain how the transfer policy has nose dived. Especially now with all of the bodies at the club. No doubt that if they are decent players Burke had nothing to do with the transfer(s). If they're cr@p then it's all down to him. Am I right? You have an unhealthy OCD when it comes to the people in charge of The Albion. Cap'n Pugwash
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