Holla hails Albion's 'special one'

Joao Teixeira scores at Leeds

Joao Teixeira scores at Leeds

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Joao Teixeira has been labelled Albion’s “special one” by fellow newcomer Danny Holla.

And boss Sami Hyypia believes the Seagulls could act as a stepping stone for the young Portuguese playmaker into Liverpool’s first team.

Dutchman Holla was in the stands at Birmingham last Saturday when Teixeira made a promising debut as a second half substitute.

They were on the pitch together for their first starts for the Seagulls at Leeds on Tuesday as Teixeira’s early goal and man-of-the-match performance spearheaded a 2-0 win.

Midfielder Holla told The Argus: “As soon as he came on (at Birmingham) he wanted the ball and showed good movement.

“At Leeds he was strong, he was quick, he can move and he scored a really nice goal. You can see he is a special one. We are happy to have him here.”

Teixeira, 21, is on loan for the season from Hyypia's old club Liverpool.

Albion's Finnish manager said: "He is still young and he can improve. You improve the most when you play games. Hopefully we are the stepping stone to the first eleven at Liverpool. He showed at Leeds that he can play.

"It works both ways. We can give Joao a good place to develop and he can play many games. That helps Liverpool also with the player."

Teixeira and Holla are both in line for their home debuts against Bolton Wanderers at the Amex tomorrow.

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6:56am Fri 22 Aug 14

Dolph Ins says...

Exciting times. They have the money for a striker but can a suitable one be found or will we take one on loan? I hope CMS can find his MOJO. Looking forward to tomorrow. UTA
Exciting times. They have the money for a striker but can a suitable one be found or will we take one on loan? I hope CMS can find his MOJO. Looking forward to tomorrow. UTA Dolph Ins
  • Score: 13

7:18am Fri 22 Aug 14

Hugothepug says...

Dolph Ins wrote:
Exciting times. They have the money for a striker but can a suitable one be found or will we take one on loan? I hope CMS can find his MOJO. Looking forward to tomorrow. UTA
Agreed!! Really hope also that CMS can find his form. We know he's got it in there somewhere. Need a couple to go in off his back side for his confidence to come back. Momentum is key for him I feel.

I would love to see john Gudetti from City to come in. It would obviously have to be a loan deal, hopefully they would pay most of his wages! Think he could be lethal at this level. Didn't quite happen for him at Stoke but maybe the championship may be the right stage for him.
[quote][p][bold]Dolph Ins[/bold] wrote: Exciting times. They have the money for a striker but can a suitable one be found or will we take one on loan? I hope CMS can find his MOJO. Looking forward to tomorrow. UTA[/p][/quote]Agreed!! Really hope also that CMS can find his form. We know he's got it in there somewhere. Need a couple to go in off his back side for his confidence to come back. Momentum is key for him I feel. I would love to see john Gudetti from City to come in. It would obviously have to be a loan deal, hopefully they would pay most of his wages! Think he could be lethal at this level. Didn't quite happen for him at Stoke but maybe the championship may be the right stage for him. Hugothepug
  • Score: 3

7:23am Fri 22 Aug 14

rhett butler says...

Patrick bamford anyone?
Patrick bamford anyone? rhett butler
  • Score: 0

7:28am Fri 22 Aug 14

argy seagull says...

Per Sami's comments above and also his comments after the Leeds game (BBC website) how about this as a way forward?

Sell/give away 25% of so of the equity of the club to Liverpool and then have an exclusive deal to take their second team on loan with them paying their wages. Who we take up to some negotiation as they would want to influence who we play to an extent

Advantages to the Albion - a pick of a second team still worth many millions offset to an extent by a loss of control as to who plays. Keeping within the FPP rules

Advantages to Liverpool - they have to pay the wages anyway and they have a big upside (with their equity share) should we be promoted

Seems a win win deal to me
Per Sami's comments above and also his comments after the Leeds game (BBC website) how about this as a way forward? Sell/give away 25% of so of the equity of the club to Liverpool and then have an exclusive deal to take their second team on loan with them paying their wages. Who we take up to some negotiation as they would want to influence who we play to an extent Advantages to the Albion - a pick of a second team still worth many millions offset to an extent by a loss of control as to who plays. Keeping within the FPP rules Advantages to Liverpool - they have to pay the wages anyway and they have a big upside (with their equity share) should we be promoted Seems a win win deal to me argy seagull
  • Score: -36

7:32am Fri 22 Aug 14

rhett butler says...

Already have 3 b's how about Baldock, Becchio and Bamford!! To make it 6, I know I can add up!!! Lol.
Already have 3 b's how about Baldock, Becchio and Bamford!! To make it 6, I know I can add up!!! Lol. rhett butler
  • Score: -1

8:19am Fri 22 Aug 14

old codger75 says...

Bristol have signed a new striker and the manager says he also wants to keep Baldock ... but everybody has their price. Strange, where haveI heard that before? Oh, of coure ... Brigton and Ulloa
Bristol have signed a new striker and the manager says he also wants to keep Baldock ... but everybody has their price. Strange, where haveI heard that before? Oh, of coure ... Brigton and Ulloa old codger75
  • Score: -3

8:21am Fri 22 Aug 14

Newhavenles says...

argy seagull wrote:
Per Sami's comments above and also his comments after the Leeds game (BBC website) how about this as a way forward?

Sell/give away 25% of so of the equity of the club to Liverpool and then have an exclusive deal to take their second team on loan with them paying their wages. Who we take up to some negotiation as they would want to influence who we play to an extent

Advantages to the Albion - a pick of a second team still worth many millions offset to an extent by a loss of control as to who plays. Keeping within the FPP rules

Advantages to Liverpool - they have to pay the wages anyway and they have a big upside (with their equity share) should we be promoted

Seems a win win deal to me
Down side for us is they might want to rename us New Brighton !!!!
[quote][p][bold]argy seagull[/bold] wrote: Per Sami's comments above and also his comments after the Leeds game (BBC website) how about this as a way forward? Sell/give away 25% of so of the equity of the club to Liverpool and then have an exclusive deal to take their second team on loan with them paying their wages. Who we take up to some negotiation as they would want to influence who we play to an extent Advantages to the Albion - a pick of a second team still worth many millions offset to an extent by a loss of control as to who plays. Keeping within the FPP rules Advantages to Liverpool - they have to pay the wages anyway and they have a big upside (with their equity share) should we be promoted Seems a win win deal to me[/p][/quote]Down side for us is they might want to rename us New Brighton !!!! Newhavenles
  • Score: 8

8:38am Fri 22 Aug 14

pte says...

argy seagull wrote:
Per Sami's comments above and also his comments after the Leeds game (BBC website) how about this as a way forward?

Sell/give away 25% of so of the equity of the club to Liverpool and then have an exclusive deal to take their second team on loan with them paying their wages. Who we take up to some negotiation as they would want to influence who we play to an extent

Advantages to the Albion - a pick of a second team still worth many millions offset to an extent by a loss of control as to who plays. Keeping within the FPP rules

Advantages to Liverpool - they have to pay the wages anyway and they have a big upside (with their equity share) should we be promoted

Seems a win win deal to me
If Tony is to give up 25% equity in the club how about you giving up 25% of your house at the same time as that would make the proposition far more attractive to Liverpool. You could address the fans at half time to all do the same
[quote][p][bold]argy seagull[/bold] wrote: Per Sami's comments above and also his comments after the Leeds game (BBC website) how about this as a way forward? Sell/give away 25% of so of the equity of the club to Liverpool and then have an exclusive deal to take their second team on loan with them paying their wages. Who we take up to some negotiation as they would want to influence who we play to an extent Advantages to the Albion - a pick of a second team still worth many millions offset to an extent by a loss of control as to who plays. Keeping within the FPP rules Advantages to Liverpool - they have to pay the wages anyway and they have a big upside (with their equity share) should we be promoted Seems a win win deal to me[/p][/quote]If Tony is to give up 25% equity in the club how about you giving up 25% of your house at the same time as that would make the proposition far more attractive to Liverpool. You could address the fans at half time to all do the same pte
  • Score: 10

8:48am Fri 22 Aug 14

pte says...

old codger75 wrote:
Bristol have signed a new striker and the manager says he also wants to keep Baldock ... but everybody has their price. Strange, where haveI heard that before? Oh, of coure ... Brigton and Ulloa
The manager says he's not for sale unless Brighton want to pay 1m. So they do fancy taking our money. If Brighton only want to pay 500k they could hedge their bets by offering 500k plus 250k if he scores 20 in a season. If Bristol think he's a 1m player they can't argue that's too big a hurdle. If he scores 20 everyone's a winner.

But I think a deal has already been done as Swindon may not be able to afford keeping both strikers
[quote][p][bold]old codger75[/bold] wrote: Bristol have signed a new striker and the manager says he also wants to keep Baldock ... but everybody has their price. Strange, where haveI heard that before? Oh, of coure ... Brigton and Ulloa[/p][/quote]The manager says he's not for sale unless Brighton want to pay 1m. So they do fancy taking our money. If Brighton only want to pay 500k they could hedge their bets by offering 500k plus 250k if he scores 20 in a season. If Bristol think he's a 1m player they can't argue that's too big a hurdle. If he scores 20 everyone's a winner. But I think a deal has already been done as Swindon may not be able to afford keeping both strikers pte
  • Score: -6

10:08am Fri 22 Aug 14

Gee Jay says...

pte wrote:
old codger75 wrote: Bristol have signed a new striker and the manager says he also wants to keep Baldock ... but everybody has their price. Strange, where haveI heard that before? Oh, of coure ... Brigton and Ulloa
The manager says he's not for sale unless Brighton want to pay 1m. So they do fancy taking our money. If Brighton only want to pay 500k they could hedge their bets by offering 500k plus 250k if he scores 20 in a season. If Bristol think he's a 1m player they can't argue that's too big a hurdle. If he scores 20 everyone's a winner. But I think a deal has already been done as Swindon may not be able to afford keeping both strikers
What??????
Bristol, 1 million? Swindon?
If we are talking Sam Baldock, I think that you will fnd they want a bit more that £1 million.
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old codger75[/bold] wrote: Bristol have signed a new striker and the manager says he also wants to keep Baldock ... but everybody has their price. Strange, where haveI heard that before? Oh, of coure ... Brigton and Ulloa[/p][/quote]The manager says he's not for sale unless Brighton want to pay 1m. So they do fancy taking our money. If Brighton only want to pay 500k they could hedge their bets by offering 500k plus 250k if he scores 20 in a season. If Bristol think he's a 1m player they can't argue that's too big a hurdle. If he scores 20 everyone's a winner. But I think a deal has already been done as Swindon may not be able to afford keeping both strikers[/p][/quote]What?????? Bristol, 1 million? Swindon? If we are talking Sam Baldock, I think that you will fnd they want a bit more that £1 million. Gee Jay
  • Score: 6

10:19am Fri 22 Aug 14

Max Ripple says...

pte wrote:
argy seagull wrote:
Per Sami's comments above and also his comments after the Leeds game (BBC website) how about this as a way forward?

Sell/give away 25% of so of the equity of the club to Liverpool and then have an exclusive deal to take their second team on loan with them paying their wages. Who we take up to some negotiation as they would want to influence who we play to an extent

Advantages to the Albion - a pick of a second team still worth many millions offset to an extent by a loss of control as to who plays. Keeping within the FPP rules

Advantages to Liverpool - they have to pay the wages anyway and they have a big upside (with their equity share) should we be promoted

Seems a win win deal to me
If Tony is to give up 25% equity in the club how about you giving up 25% of your house at the same time as that would make the proposition far more attractive to Liverpool. You could address the fans at half time to all do the same
Morning all. I think there are more downsides to this idea than upsides! Argy, do you really like the idea of 'giving away' our club or selling it off in bite sized chunks! Er, I'm sorry, but I'm a Brighton fan and not a Liverpool fan or any other club for that matter.
I like this man Holla. He is already talking about him and the Albion as "we" - I like that too. I think he really wants to be here! Pretty good after the summer we've had of players deciding that the Albion is not for them, after all.
UTA!
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]argy seagull[/bold] wrote: Per Sami's comments above and also his comments after the Leeds game (BBC website) how about this as a way forward? Sell/give away 25% of so of the equity of the club to Liverpool and then have an exclusive deal to take their second team on loan with them paying their wages. Who we take up to some negotiation as they would want to influence who we play to an extent Advantages to the Albion - a pick of a second team still worth many millions offset to an extent by a loss of control as to who plays. Keeping within the FPP rules Advantages to Liverpool - they have to pay the wages anyway and they have a big upside (with their equity share) should we be promoted Seems a win win deal to me[/p][/quote]If Tony is to give up 25% equity in the club how about you giving up 25% of your house at the same time as that would make the proposition far more attractive to Liverpool. You could address the fans at half time to all do the same[/p][/quote]Morning all. I think there are more downsides to this idea than upsides! Argy, do you really like the idea of 'giving away' our club or selling it off in bite sized chunks! Er, I'm sorry, but I'm a Brighton fan and not a Liverpool fan or any other club for that matter. I like this man Holla. He is already talking about him and the Albion as "we" - I like that too. I think he really wants to be here! Pretty good after the summer we've had of players deciding that the Albion is not for them, after all. UTA! Max Ripple
  • Score: 5

10:24am Fri 22 Aug 14

Gee Jay says...

This lad 'Jo Tex' certainly shone on Tuesday, if we can keep him fit then I think some fans will be saying 'Vicente Who?' and we will be greatful that we saw him play in blue and white at the Amex for a season.
This lad 'Jo Tex' certainly shone on Tuesday, if we can keep him fit then I think some fans will be saying 'Vicente Who?' and we will be greatful that we saw him play in blue and white at the Amex for a season. Gee Jay
  • Score: 5
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