Albion bring in Spanish striker

First published in Sport by

Albion are set to unveil Spanish striker Adrian Colunga as their latest summer signing.

The former Getafe frontrunner, who is now a free agent, is believed to have agreed a two-year deal at the Amex.

Colunga, who is 5ft 8in, scored four goals last term in the Spanish top flight.

He underwent a medical after watching yesterday's 2-1 win over Bolton.

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9:06am Sun 24 Aug 14

Justin says...

Welcome to the Albion Adrián!
Welcome to the Albion Adrián! Justin
  • Score: 14

9:09am Sun 24 Aug 14

championshipgull says...

Another player from Europe’s top-flight , It just gets better and better
Another player from Europe’s top-flight , It just gets better and better championshipgull
  • Score: 13

9:09am Sun 24 Aug 14

stonegold says...

David Rodriguez Mk II?
David Rodriguez Mk II? stonegold
  • Score: -14

9:11am Sun 24 Aug 14

Weploughandmow says...

Justin wrote:
Welcome to the Albion Adrián!
It's all coming together nicely. Looks like Mr Bloom's promise of a competitive squad by the end of August is being delivered. Keep the faith.
[quote][p][bold]Justin[/bold] wrote: Welcome to the Albion Adrián![/p][/quote]It's all coming together nicely. Looks like Mr Bloom's promise of a competitive squad by the end of August is being delivered. Keep the faith. Weploughandmow
  • Score: 41

9:15am Sun 24 Aug 14

bbb1969 says...

Not the big front man we need but someone quick like CMS. Will get my support when he puts the blue and white on.
I feel we have cover and competition for all positions but a big forward is what we need
Not the big front man we need but someone quick like CMS. Will get my support when he puts the blue and white on. I feel we have cover and competition for all positions but a big forward is what we need bbb1969
  • Score: 25

9:32am Sun 24 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

bbb1969--Yes agree--he is not the biggest guy in the world , nor the most prolific goal scorer--4 Goals last season!! we were hoping for a BIG front man--aka Ulloa, however I am not going to pass judgement before he has kicked a ball for us. Well done Albion for keeping this one under wraps--hope he passes his medical having been ´introduced´!!
bbb1969--Yes agree--he is not the biggest guy in the world , nor the most prolific goal scorer--4 Goals last season!! we were hoping for a BIG front man--aka Ulloa, however I am not going to pass judgement before he has kicked a ball for us. Well done Albion for keeping this one under wraps--hope he passes his medical having been ´introduced´!! mikeygit
  • Score: 4

9:33am Sun 24 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

Getafe??--not a Colonel in a previous life!! Ho HO
Getafe??--not a Colonel in a previous life!! Ho HO mikeygit
  • Score: -21

9:38am Sun 24 Aug 14

Brucie Forsythe says...

Could have unearthed a gem here. Not many clubs will know him so may spring a few suprises when he plays.
Could have unearthed a gem here. Not many clubs will know him so may spring a few suprises when he plays. Brucie Forsythe
  • Score: 9

9:54am Sun 24 Aug 14

Opppsss!!! says...

Great another one on board? not a prolific goal scorer and wont stand out in a crowd, but another step forward but a point that we have seemed to miss, we are signing Loanees or FREEBIES!! where has the £14 Million we have made on selling players gone, MY bet is the Fair Play Rule to balance the books, so we have PB to than for that which is not bad news, however I think the supporters require better communication like where is the money and what's it been used for HELLO!!
Great another one on board? not a prolific goal scorer and wont stand out in a crowd, but another step forward but a point that we have seemed to miss, we are signing Loanees or FREEBIES!! where has the £14 Million we have made on selling players gone, MY bet is the Fair Play Rule to balance the books, so we have PB to than for that which is not bad news, however I think the supporters require better communication like where is the money and what's it been used for HELLO!! Opppsss!!!
  • Score: -7

9:55am Sun 24 Aug 14

ringtone says...

championshipgull wrote:
Another player from Europe’s top-flight , It just gets better and better
Quantity over quality.
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: Another player from Europe’s top-flight , It just gets better and better[/p][/quote]Quantity over quality. ringtone
  • Score: -35

9:56am Sun 24 Aug 14

Cliify0002 says...

Four goals last season hmmmmm is that impressive. Oh mummy we have those already lol
Four goals last season hmmmmm is that impressive. Oh mummy we have those already lol Cliify0002
  • Score: -24

9:58am Sun 24 Aug 14

jockithenoo says...

Opppsss!!! wrote:
Great another one on board? not a prolific goal scorer and wont stand out in a crowd, but another step forward but a point that we have seemed to miss, we are signing Loanees or FREEBIES!! where has the £14 Million we have made on selling players gone, MY bet is the Fair Play Rule to balance the books, so we have PB to than for that which is not bad news, however I think the supporters require better communication like where is the money and what's it been used for HELLO!!
No it's HOLLA !!!!!!!
UTA
[quote][p][bold]Opppsss!!![/bold] wrote: Great another one on board? not a prolific goal scorer and wont stand out in a crowd, but another step forward but a point that we have seemed to miss, we are signing Loanees or FREEBIES!! where has the £14 Million we have made on selling players gone, MY bet is the Fair Play Rule to balance the books, so we have PB to than for that which is not bad news, however I think the supporters require better communication like where is the money and what's it been used for HELLO!![/p][/quote]No it's HOLLA !!!!!!! UTA jockithenoo
  • Score: 11

10:05am Sun 24 Aug 14

ringtone says...

Weploughandmow wrote:
Justin wrote:
Welcome to the Albion Adrián!
It's all coming together nicely. Looks like Mr Bloom's promise of a competitive squad by the end of August is being delivered. Keep the faith.
Competitive is a cleverly ambiguous term that will fool the masses without revealing the extent of the club's ambition.
[quote][p][bold]Weploughandmow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Justin[/bold] wrote: Welcome to the Albion Adrián![/p][/quote]It's all coming together nicely. Looks like Mr Bloom's promise of a competitive squad by the end of August is being delivered. Keep the faith.[/p][/quote]Competitive is a cleverly ambiguous term that will fool the masses without revealing the extent of the club's ambition. ringtone
  • Score: -24

10:09am Sun 24 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

After the euphoria of yesterday's massive win this is a bit of a let down. We need a big target man not another wispy Spaniard.
After the euphoria of yesterday's massive win this is a bit of a let down. We need a big target man not another wispy Spaniard. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -28

10:11am Sun 24 Aug 14

AlanDuffy says...

Looks useful.....https://w
ww.youtube.com/watch
?v=Tj02ONtEXTo
Looks useful.....https://w ww.youtube.com/watch ?v=Tj02ONtEXTo AlanDuffy
  • Score: 6

10:16am Sun 24 Aug 14

Rhodes Seagull says...

OK, Never heard of him before but then again never heard of Leo until he joined us.
Looks an experienced player.
Did a quick search.
2011- £3million offer from Wigan
OK, Never heard of him before but then again never heard of Leo until he joined us. Looks an experienced player. Did a quick search. 2011- £3million offer from Wigan Rhodes Seagull
  • Score: 5

10:18am Sun 24 Aug 14

farside says...

We are going to be a good side to watch under Hyppia. After failing twice at the last hurdle a clear out - even of good players - was needed. A fresh outlook and "proper" fan-pleasing football. It will be a roller coaster but an exciting ride for certain.
We are going to be a good side to watch under Hyppia. After failing twice at the last hurdle a clear out - even of good players - was needed. A fresh outlook and "proper" fan-pleasing football. It will be a roller coaster but an exciting ride for certain. farside
  • Score: 20

10:18am Sun 24 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

Getafe?? whats up with you lot? wheres your sense of humour?? Lighten up? Its not ALL about precise comments Etc
Getafe?? whats up with you lot? wheres your sense of humour?? Lighten up? Its not ALL about precise comments Etc mikeygit
  • Score: -11

10:22am Sun 24 Aug 14

Seagulls via LCFC says...

I just hope he is not seen as a replacement for CMS who, as stated in another post, should be given first choice as main striker.
I just hope he is not seen as a replacement for CMS who, as stated in another post, should be given first choice as main striker. Seagulls via LCFC
  • Score: 0

10:25am Sun 24 Aug 14

Piglet1 says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
After the euphoria of yesterday's massive win this is a bit of a let down. We need a big target man not another wispy Spaniard.
What do you mean 'we' you have gone to Eastbourne, remember.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: After the euphoria of yesterday's massive win this is a bit of a let down. We need a big target man not another wispy Spaniard.[/p][/quote]What do you mean 'we' you have gone to Eastbourne, remember. Piglet1
  • Score: 23

10:25am Sun 24 Aug 14

jockithenoo says...

Some stays on Adrian not to shabby.
La liga appearances 148-- goals= 37 +14 assists 1 booking
Segunda division appearances 47---- goals = 15
Lass palmas 13 goals in 36 games
De huelva 11 goals+4 assists in 48
Another little gem ???
Fingers crossed
UTA
Some stays on Adrian not to shabby. La liga appearances 148-- goals= 37 +14 assists 1 booking Segunda division appearances 47---- goals = 15 Lass palmas 13 goals in 36 games De huelva 11 goals+4 assists in 48 Another little gem ??? Fingers crossed UTA jockithenoo
  • Score: 10

10:31am Sun 24 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

Jock--yes and at one time valued at 4.4m--now around 1.76m--so if he is a FREE another good bit of business!!
Jock--yes and at one time valued at 4.4m--now around 1.76m--so if he is a FREE another good bit of business!! mikeygit
  • Score: 11

10:36am Sun 24 Aug 14

Asleep in Dorset says...

'had a confrontation with Recreativo fans in 2010,' .......he'll do !!
'had a confrontation with Recreativo fans in 2010,' .......he'll do !! Asleep in Dorset
  • Score: 4

10:37am Sun 24 Aug 14

ringtone says...

mikeygit wrote:
Getafe?? whats up with you lot? wheres your sense of humour?? Lighten up? Its not ALL about precise comments Etc
You haven't caused offence.

Just spare us the playground word play.

You should be embarrased.
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Getafe?? whats up with you lot? wheres your sense of humour?? Lighten up? Its not ALL about precise comments Etc[/p][/quote]You haven't caused offence. Just spare us the playground word play. You should be embarrased. ringtone
  • Score: -28

10:39am Sun 24 Aug 14

Chi Gull says...

Why does everybody seem to want us to have a big front man? We don't hoof it up the park to a tall front man? We want someone who can hold the ball up when played to feet, who can link up the play and score goals. If he happens to be 6' so be it, but it isn't essential.

As for the £14m - we have spent some of it - and would you rather have a competitive squad that cost nothing, or a competitive squad that cost £14m? Seems like good business to me so far.
Why does everybody seem to want us to have a big front man? We don't hoof it up the park to a tall front man? We want someone who can hold the ball up when played to feet, who can link up the play and score goals. If he happens to be 6' so be it, but it isn't essential. As for the £14m - we have spent some of it - and would you rather have a competitive squad that cost nothing, or a competitive squad that cost £14m? Seems like good business to me so far. Chi Gull
  • Score: 39

10:42am Sun 24 Aug 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

ringtone says...


mikeygit wrote:
Getafe?? whats up with you lot? wheres your sense of humour?? Lighten up? Its not ALL about precise comments Etc
You haven't caused offence.

Just spare us the playground word play.

You should be embarrassed

Are you being ironic? Your posts are a daily embarrassment.
ringtone says... mikeygit wrote: Getafe?? whats up with you lot? wheres your sense of humour?? Lighten up? Its not ALL about precise comments Etc You haven't caused offence. Just spare us the playground word play. You should be embarrassed Are you being ironic? Your posts are a daily embarrassment. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 19

10:49am Sun 24 Aug 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

http://www.skysports
.com/opinion/story/0
,25212,12087_5192142
,00.html
http://www.skysports .com/opinion/story/0 ,25212,12087_5192142 ,00.html Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 3

10:54am Sun 24 Aug 14

adamcooper138 says...

Makes you wonder why we bothered with O'Grady?
Makes you wonder why we bothered with O'Grady? adamcooper138
  • Score: 5

10:59am Sun 24 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

Welcome to our club, hope we sign the lad from Cork, our squad is coming together nicely, what a difference a week makes,

Leeds are calling a meeting at two clock today, looks like the manager is being sacked, first off many I think for Leeds, I predict they will get through at least three managers this season,
Thank god we have Bloom in charge and not a foreign owner.
Up the Albion!!
Welcome to our club, hope we sign the lad from Cork, our squad is coming together nicely, what a difference a week makes, Leeds are calling a meeting at two clock today, looks like the manager is being sacked, first off many I think for Leeds, I predict they will get through at least three managers this season, Thank god we have Bloom in charge and not a foreign owner. Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 19

10:59am Sun 24 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Piglet1 wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
After the euphoria of yesterday's massive win this is a bit of a let down. We need a big target man not another wispy Spaniard.
What do you mean 'we' you have gone to Eastbourne, remember.
As a paying customer I will go where I choose. I'm one of the albions many floating supporters and therefore haven't 'gone' anywhere, simply chosen to spend my money where it is appreciated and not taken for granted. Still I will come back if they keep winning.
[quote][p][bold]Piglet1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: After the euphoria of yesterday's massive win this is a bit of a let down. We need a big target man not another wispy Spaniard.[/p][/quote]What do you mean 'we' you have gone to Eastbourne, remember.[/p][/quote]As a paying customer I will go where I choose. I'm one of the albions many floating supporters and therefore haven't 'gone' anywhere, simply chosen to spend my money where it is appreciated and not taken for granted. Still I will come back if they keep winning. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -37

10:59am Sun 24 Aug 14

tug509 says...

Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .
Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from . tug509
  • Score: -15

11:03am Sun 24 Aug 14

OldGull says...

ringtone wrote:
championshipgull wrote:
Another player from Europe’s top-flight , It just gets better and better
Quantity over quality.
bit like your comments Ringy
[quote][p][bold]ringtone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: Another player from Europe’s top-flight , It just gets better and better[/p][/quote]Quantity over quality.[/p][/quote]bit like your comments Ringy OldGull
  • Score: 10

11:08am Sun 24 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

We will have to see how he pans out. Jimmy Greaves and Johny Haynes were small but brilliant players---not saying this guy is in their league but he must have something that interested us??
As to O´Grady---hope he does not end up like Dobbie!!

Sorry for the embarrassing daily posts---at least I do not write offensive and HIGHLY personal comments about people I do not know--get a life. For Ringtone & Co.
We will have to see how he pans out. Jimmy Greaves and Johny Haynes were small but brilliant players---not saying this guy is in their league but he must have something that interested us?? As to O´Grady---hope he does not end up like Dobbie!! Sorry for the embarrassing daily posts---at least I do not write offensive and HIGHLY personal comments about people I do not know--get a life. For Ringtone & Co. mikeygit
  • Score: 9

11:12am Sun 24 Aug 14

Cockwomble says...

tug509 wrote:
Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .
do you ever stop whining?this is good news.cockwomble
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .[/p][/quote]do you ever stop whining?this is good news.cockwomble Cockwomble
  • Score: 16

11:15am Sun 24 Aug 14

phumps says...

Chi Gull wrote:
Why does everybody seem to want us to have a big front man? We don't hoof it up the park to a tall front man? We want someone who can hold the ball up when played to feet, who can link up the play and score goals. If he happens to be 6' so be it, but it isn't essential.

As for the £14m - we have spent some of it - and would you rather have a competitive squad that cost nothing, or a competitive squad that cost £14m? Seems like good business to me so far.
Very much this, if you were there yesterday did you feel there was a need for a 6 foot plus hold up striker to be on the pitch ?
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Why does everybody seem to want us to have a big front man? We don't hoof it up the park to a tall front man? We want someone who can hold the ball up when played to feet, who can link up the play and score goals. If he happens to be 6' so be it, but it isn't essential. As for the £14m - we have spent some of it - and would you rather have a competitive squad that cost nothing, or a competitive squad that cost £14m? Seems like good business to me so far.[/p][/quote]Very much this, if you were there yesterday did you feel there was a need for a 6 foot plus hold up striker to be on the pitch ? phumps
  • Score: 12

11:25am Sun 24 Aug 14

OldGull says...

Chi Gull wrote:
Why does everybody seem to want us to have a big front man? We don't hoof it up the park to a tall front man? We want someone who can hold the ball up when played to feet, who can link up the play and score goals. If he happens to be 6' so be it, but it isn't essential.

As for the £14m - we have spent some of it - and would you rather have a competitive squad that cost nothing, or a competitive squad that cost £14m? Seems like good business to me so far.
Totally agree.
Some on here equate cost with quality.
Holla is quality, cost nowt.
They complain about ALL our loans.
We only have 2 and they were superb yesterday
Well done the suits
We have a competitive squad and we are working within budget
UTA
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Why does everybody seem to want us to have a big front man? We don't hoof it up the park to a tall front man? We want someone who can hold the ball up when played to feet, who can link up the play and score goals. If he happens to be 6' so be it, but it isn't essential. As for the £14m - we have spent some of it - and would you rather have a competitive squad that cost nothing, or a competitive squad that cost £14m? Seems like good business to me so far.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. Some on here equate cost with quality. Holla is quality, cost nowt. They complain about ALL our loans. We only have 2 and they were superb yesterday Well done the suits We have a competitive squad and we are working within budget UTA OldGull
  • Score: 17

11:25am Sun 24 Aug 14

M T Wallet says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
http://www.skysports

.com/opinion/story/0

,25212,12087_5192142

,00.html
Very interesting.
According to Guillem on Sky back in 2009 Adrian could be the new David Villa.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: http://www.skysports .com/opinion/story/0 ,25212,12087_5192142 ,00.html[/p][/quote]Very interesting. According to Guillem on Sky back in 2009 Adrian could be the new David Villa. M T Wallet
  • Score: 8

11:28am Sun 24 Aug 14

kwaidam says...

tug509 wrote:
Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .
We won't be paying him anywhere near one million a year. Half that if he's lucky. Maybe his mobility will suit our new quicker style of play. I, for one, am done with big target men so many on here seem to want. Sami is playing the Liverpool way... Like it.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .[/p][/quote]We won't be paying him anywhere near one million a year. Half that if he's lucky. Maybe his mobility will suit our new quicker style of play. I, for one, am done with big target men so many on here seem to want. Sami is playing the Liverpool way... Like it. kwaidam
  • Score: 17

11:30am Sun 24 Aug 14

brighton bluenose says...

phumps wrote:
Chi Gull wrote:
Why does everybody seem to want us to have a big front man? We don't hoof it up the park to a tall front man? We want someone who can hold the ball up when played to feet, who can link up the play and score goals. If he happens to be 6' so be it, but it isn't essential.

As for the £14m - we have spent some of it - and would you rather have a competitive squad that cost nothing, or a competitive squad that cost £14m? Seems like good business to me so far.
Very much this, if you were there yesterday did you feel there was a need for a 6 foot plus hold up striker to be on the pitch ?
Not slating our new addition in the slightest but n o-one is saying we need a 6-footer to pump the ball up the field to - but it would be handy to have a big guy up there as the CROSSES come over!!
[quote][p][bold]phumps[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Why does everybody seem to want us to have a big front man? We don't hoof it up the park to a tall front man? We want someone who can hold the ball up when played to feet, who can link up the play and score goals. If he happens to be 6' so be it, but it isn't essential. As for the £14m - we have spent some of it - and would you rather have a competitive squad that cost nothing, or a competitive squad that cost £14m? Seems like good business to me so far.[/p][/quote]Very much this, if you were there yesterday did you feel there was a need for a 6 foot plus hold up striker to be on the pitch ?[/p][/quote]Not slating our new addition in the slightest but n o-one is saying we need a 6-footer to pump the ball up the field to - but it would be handy to have a big guy up there as the CROSSES come over!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: 12

11:31am Sun 24 Aug 14

Mancgulled says...

AlanDuffy wrote:
Looks useful.....https://w

ww.youtube.com/watch

?v=Tj02ONtEXTo
Gotta say - initial reaction was the same as many others - where has the £14m gone? -- Oh christ another Lita, Obika, freebie etc! etc! but anyone thinking that should look at your link -- he looks very composed - that 3rd goal especially prompted me to think what might have happened if it was him who got between the two central defenders yesterday -- roll on next Saturday!
[quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: Looks useful.....https://w ww.youtube.com/watch ?v=Tj02ONtEXTo[/p][/quote]Gotta say - initial reaction was the same as many others - where has the £14m gone? -- Oh christ another Lita, Obika, freebie etc! etc! but anyone thinking that should look at your link -- he looks very composed - that 3rd goal especially prompted me to think what might have happened if it was him who got between the two central defenders yesterday -- roll on next Saturday! Mancgulled
  • Score: 3

11:31am Sun 24 Aug 14

tug509 says...

Cockwomble wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .
do you ever stop whining?this is good news.cockwomble
I havn`t whined I have made a point ,the fact you don't like it is your problem . Someone pointed out yesterday that BIG Leo would have had a field day against Bolton ,so presumably this lad with his diminutive size would not have done ,while I don't believe a striker needs to be 6`2" ,I do believe we need a taller striker to compliment the team .
[quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .[/p][/quote]do you ever stop whining?this is good news.cockwomble[/p][/quote]I havn`t whined I have made a point ,the fact you don't like it is your problem . Someone pointed out yesterday that BIG Leo would have had a field day against Bolton ,so presumably this lad with his diminutive size would not have done ,while I don't believe a striker needs to be 6`2" ,I do believe we need a taller striker to compliment the team . tug509
  • Score: 1

11:35am Sun 24 Aug 14

championshipgull says...

M T Wallet wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
http://www.skysports


.com/opinion/story/0


,25212,12087_5192142


,00.html
Very interesting.
According to Guillem on Sky back in 2009 Adrian could be the new David Villa.
"One to watch in this game will be Adrián Colunga who, for me, could be the new David Villa. He might not reach his level but he is that kind of player and is being followed in England by several clubs." Like it 👍😄 He is at the right age now to fulfil that earlier promise
[quote][p][bold]M T Wallet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: http://www.skysports .com/opinion/story/0 ,25212,12087_5192142 ,00.html[/p][/quote]Very interesting. According to Guillem on Sky back in 2009 Adrian could be the new David Villa.[/p][/quote]"One to watch in this game will be Adrián Colunga who, for me, could be the new David Villa. He might not reach his level but he is that kind of player and is being followed in England by several clubs." Like it 👍😄 He is at the right age now to fulfil that earlier promise championshipgull
  • Score: 3

11:40am Sun 24 Aug 14

dar1992 says...

Chi Gull wrote:
Why does everybody seem to want us to have a big front man? We don't hoof it up the park to a tall front man? We want someone who can hold the ball up when played to feet, who can link up the play and score goals. If he happens to be 6' so be it, but it isn't essential.

As for the £14m - we have spent some of it - and would you rather have a competitive squad that cost nothing, or a competitive squad that cost £14m? Seems like good business to me so far.
i agree to a degree but would like some of the money we have made spent on youngsters as signing players 29+ wont get you a squad long term so signing young players that can learn from them and then replace them when the time comes makes a lot of sense
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Why does everybody seem to want us to have a big front man? We don't hoof it up the park to a tall front man? We want someone who can hold the ball up when played to feet, who can link up the play and score goals. If he happens to be 6' so be it, but it isn't essential. As for the £14m - we have spent some of it - and would you rather have a competitive squad that cost nothing, or a competitive squad that cost £14m? Seems like good business to me so far.[/p][/quote]i agree to a degree but would like some of the money we have made spent on youngsters as signing players 29+ wont get you a squad long term so signing young players that can learn from them and then replace them when the time comes makes a lot of sense dar1992
  • Score: 1

11:42am Sun 24 Aug 14

Mancgulled says...

kwaidam wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .
We won't be paying him anywhere near one million a year. Half that if he's lucky. Maybe his mobility will suit our new quicker style of play. I, for one, am done with big target men so many on here seem to want. Sami is playing the Liverpool way... Like it.
spot on mate!
[quote][p][bold]kwaidam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .[/p][/quote]We won't be paying him anywhere near one million a year. Half that if he's lucky. Maybe his mobility will suit our new quicker style of play. I, for one, am done with big target men so many on here seem to want. Sami is playing the Liverpool way... Like it.[/p][/quote]spot on mate! Mancgulled
  • Score: 5

11:48am Sun 24 Aug 14

tug509 says...

kwaidam wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .
We won't be paying him anywhere near one million a year. Half that if he's lucky. Maybe his mobility will suit our new quicker style of play. I, for one, am done with big target men so many on here seem to want. Sami is playing the Liverpool way... Like it.
Morning Kwaidam , yes I love it and long may it continue ,but we have all talked about being figured out ,if we don't have a big forward ,everyone will know exactly how we will play week in week out . No one in the middle for corners crosses and set pieces ,and if our backs go forward for these ,the opposition will simply leave a pacey player on the halfway line to catch us short ,that's why imho it`s good to have both options .
[quote][p][bold]kwaidam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .[/p][/quote]We won't be paying him anywhere near one million a year. Half that if he's lucky. Maybe his mobility will suit our new quicker style of play. I, for one, am done with big target men so many on here seem to want. Sami is playing the Liverpool way... Like it.[/p][/quote]Morning Kwaidam , yes I love it and long may it continue ,but we have all talked about being figured out ,if we don't have a big forward ,everyone will know exactly how we will play week in week out . No one in the middle for corners crosses and set pieces ,and if our backs go forward for these ,the opposition will simply leave a pacey player on the halfway line to catch us short ,that's why imho it`s good to have both options . tug509
  • Score: 3

12:03pm Sun 24 Aug 14

The Phantom says...

Interesting signing. Goals ratio doesn't look great but he was heavily involved in Getafe's 1st team matches last season playing at a level well above that of the championship. There does not appear to be any spell of injuries in the last couple of years and may just suit our more pro-active pass and move style. Realise that there may be comparisons with David Gonzales - probably harsh to both parties. Looks like Colunga has a better background and pedigree and not sure that Oscar ever found a way to get Gonzales properly involved in the team structure - certainly never played as a striker. Hopefully more positive news later in the week.
Interesting signing. Goals ratio doesn't look great but he was heavily involved in Getafe's 1st team matches last season playing at a level well above that of the championship. There does not appear to be any spell of injuries in the last couple of years and may just suit our more pro-active pass and move style. Realise that there may be comparisons with David Gonzales - probably harsh to both parties. Looks like Colunga has a better background and pedigree and not sure that Oscar ever found a way to get Gonzales properly involved in the team structure - certainly never played as a striker. Hopefully more positive news later in the week. The Phantom
  • Score: 7

12:03pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Chi Gull says...

tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .
do you ever stop whining?this is good news.cockwomble
I havn`t whined I have made a point ,the fact you don't like it is your problem . Someone pointed out yesterday that BIG Leo would have had a field day against Bolton ,so presumably this lad with his diminutive size would not have done ,while I don't believe a striker needs to be 6`2" ,I do believe we need a taller striker to compliment the team .
Tug - we don't know if Ulloa would have had a field day. Did you see the size of the Bolton back four? They were massive. The way to beat them was on the floor, which was exactly what we did !!
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .[/p][/quote]do you ever stop whining?this is good news.cockwomble[/p][/quote]I havn`t whined I have made a point ,the fact you don't like it is your problem . Someone pointed out yesterday that BIG Leo would have had a field day against Bolton ,so presumably this lad with his diminutive size would not have done ,while I don't believe a striker needs to be 6`2" ,I do believe we need a taller striker to compliment the team .[/p][/quote]Tug - we don't know if Ulloa would have had a field day. Did you see the size of the Bolton back four? They were massive. The way to beat them was on the floor, which was exactly what we did !! Chi Gull
  • Score: 9

12:04pm Sun 24 Aug 14

SMF20 says...

phumps wrote:
Chi Gull wrote:
Why does everybody seem to want us to have a big front man? We don't hoof it up the park to a tall front man? We want someone who can hold the ball up when played to feet, who can link up the play and score goals. If he happens to be 6' so be it, but it isn't essential.

As for the £14m - we have spent some of it - and would you rather have a competitive squad that cost nothing, or a competitive squad that cost £14m? Seems like good business to me so far.
Very much this, if you were there yesterday did you feel there was a need for a 6 foot plus hold up striker to be on the pitch ?
I was there Phumps and although I don't think that the way we play means we need a hold up player, what would have been useful was a 6 foot plus striker to get on the end of a couple of dozen good crosses.
[quote][p][bold]phumps[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Why does everybody seem to want us to have a big front man? We don't hoof it up the park to a tall front man? We want someone who can hold the ball up when played to feet, who can link up the play and score goals. If he happens to be 6' so be it, but it isn't essential. As for the £14m - we have spent some of it - and would you rather have a competitive squad that cost nothing, or a competitive squad that cost £14m? Seems like good business to me so far.[/p][/quote]Very much this, if you were there yesterday did you feel there was a need for a 6 foot plus hold up striker to be on the pitch ?[/p][/quote]I was there Phumps and although I don't think that the way we play means we need a hold up player, what would have been useful was a 6 foot plus striker to get on the end of a couple of dozen good crosses. SMF20
  • Score: 11

12:10pm Sun 24 Aug 14

SMF20 says...

Chi Gull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .
do you ever stop whining?this is good news.cockwomble
I havn`t whined I have made a point ,the fact you don't like it is your problem . Someone pointed out yesterday that BIG Leo would have had a field day against Bolton ,so presumably this lad with his diminutive size would not have done ,while I don't believe a striker needs to be 6`2" ,I do believe we need a taller striker to compliment the team .
Tug - we don't know if Ulloa would have had a field day. Did you see the size of the Bolton back four? They were massive. The way to beat them was on the floor, which was exactly what we did !!
We did Chi beat them on the floor Chi... I totally agree. On the other hand though, would you not agree that a big striker might of got on the end of a couple of those crosses though?
I don't believe there is a right or wrong... A balance would be good though.
I very much enjoyed the way we played yesterday
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .[/p][/quote]do you ever stop whining?this is good news.cockwomble[/p][/quote]I havn`t whined I have made a point ,the fact you don't like it is your problem . Someone pointed out yesterday that BIG Leo would have had a field day against Bolton ,so presumably this lad with his diminutive size would not have done ,while I don't believe a striker needs to be 6`2" ,I do believe we need a taller striker to compliment the team .[/p][/quote]Tug - we don't know if Ulloa would have had a field day. Did you see the size of the Bolton back four? They were massive. The way to beat them was on the floor, which was exactly what we did !![/p][/quote]We did Chi beat them on the floor Chi... I totally agree. On the other hand though, would you not agree that a big striker might of got on the end of a couple of those crosses though? I don't believe there is a right or wrong... A balance would be good though. I very much enjoyed the way we played yesterday SMF20
  • Score: 6

12:13pm Sun 24 Aug 14

bbb1969 says...

We do need a big forward to mix it up. We cannot rely on our defenders and midfielders to fill the box on se pieces without leaving us exposed on the counter. We also need to mix things up; playing on the ground is good but when you have teams like Bolton who are poor then they use the hoofed ball and we need height to compete with those guys.
We do need a big forward to mix it up. We cannot rely on our defenders and midfielders to fill the box on se pieces without leaving us exposed on the counter. We also need to mix things up; playing on the ground is good but when you have teams like Bolton who are poor then they use the hoofed ball and we need height to compete with those guys. bbb1969
  • Score: 8

12:19pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Withdean-er says...

Who cares what 'Big Leo' would or wouldn't have done against Bolton. He used to have good games, but he also had many anonymous games with Championship defenders bossing him, where all we used to see was tedious whining at the officials.

Strikers don't just have to be giants. Look at Bellamy, Sterling, Owen, Chopra, Defoe.
Who cares what 'Big Leo' would or wouldn't have done against Bolton. He used to have good games, but he also had many anonymous games with Championship defenders bossing him, where all we used to see was tedious whining at the officials. Strikers don't just have to be giants. Look at Bellamy, Sterling, Owen, Chopra, Defoe. Withdean-er
  • Score: 8

12:20pm Sun 24 Aug 14

ballantrrae says...

Chi Gull wrote:
Why does everybody seem to want us to have a big front man? We don't hoof it up the park to a tall front man? We want someone who can hold the ball up when played to feet, who can link up the play and score goals. If he happens to be 6' so be it, but it isn't essential.

As for the £14m - we have spent some of it - and would you rather have a competitive squad that cost nothing, or a competitive squad that cost £14m? Seems like good business to me so far.
Assuming we have signed him, Colunga sounds as if he might be a replacement for Hoskins, in effect a 4th striker for the squad.
Being quite small at 5 ft 8 inches he should offer something different to CMS and COG.
We still need to sign a replacement for Ulloa and also another winger now that Buckley has left.
I thought that yesterday the Albion looked more dangerous and more creative than they did last season. We moved the ball forward much more quickly and generally looked more positive and played with greater intensity than we have for some time especially in the first half.
However I still felt that we were a couple of players short of having a 'complete' squad.
I really would like to see a proven goal scoring striker being acquired and a winger/wide front player who can run at a defence like Lingard and Buckley were capable of doing. Signing two quality players for these positions could just make BHA serious promotion candidates.
The only problem is the club only have 8 days left before the Window closes. No doubt TB and SH will make sure that Burke and his team keep burning the midnight oil over the remaining time available to secure the players SH wants and needs.
Onwards and Upwards.
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Why does everybody seem to want us to have a big front man? We don't hoof it up the park to a tall front man? We want someone who can hold the ball up when played to feet, who can link up the play and score goals. If he happens to be 6' so be it, but it isn't essential. As for the £14m - we have spent some of it - and would you rather have a competitive squad that cost nothing, or a competitive squad that cost £14m? Seems like good business to me so far.[/p][/quote]Assuming we have signed him, Colunga sounds as if he might be a replacement for Hoskins, in effect a 4th striker for the squad. Being quite small at 5 ft 8 inches he should offer something different to CMS and COG. We still need to sign a replacement for Ulloa and also another winger now that Buckley has left. I thought that yesterday the Albion looked more dangerous and more creative than they did last season. We moved the ball forward much more quickly and generally looked more positive and played with greater intensity than we have for some time especially in the first half. However I still felt that we were a couple of players short of having a 'complete' squad. I really would like to see a proven goal scoring striker being acquired and a winger/wide front player who can run at a defence like Lingard and Buckley were capable of doing. Signing two quality players for these positions could just make BHA serious promotion candidates. The only problem is the club only have 8 days left before the Window closes. No doubt TB and SH will make sure that Burke and his team keep burning the midnight oil over the remaining time available to secure the players SH wants and needs. Onwards and Upwards. ballantrrae
  • Score: 10

12:26pm Sun 24 Aug 14

tug509 says...

Chi Gull wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .
do you ever stop whining?this is good news.cockwomble
I havn`t whined I have made a point ,the fact you don't like it is your problem . Someone pointed out yesterday that BIG Leo would have had a field day against Bolton ,so presumably this lad with his diminutive size would not have done ,while I don't believe a striker needs to be 6`2" ,I do believe we need a taller striker to compliment the team .
Tug - we don't know if Ulloa would have had a field day. Did you see the size of the Bolton back four? They were massive. The way to beat them was on the floor, which was exactly what we did !!
Afternoon Chi Gull , and I totally agree with you , my point is merely that during the course of a full season ,we will have games when using a big forward would be as much the answer as the way we beat Bolton yesterday . The best teams in our league are usually the most adaptable imho .
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .[/p][/quote]do you ever stop whining?this is good news.cockwomble[/p][/quote]I havn`t whined I have made a point ,the fact you don't like it is your problem . Someone pointed out yesterday that BIG Leo would have had a field day against Bolton ,so presumably this lad with his diminutive size would not have done ,while I don't believe a striker needs to be 6`2" ,I do believe we need a taller striker to compliment the team .[/p][/quote]Tug - we don't know if Ulloa would have had a field day. Did you see the size of the Bolton back four? They were massive. The way to beat them was on the floor, which was exactly what we did !![/p][/quote]Afternoon Chi Gull , and I totally agree with you , my point is merely that during the course of a full season ,we will have games when using a big forward would be as much the answer as the way we beat Bolton yesterday . The best teams in our league are usually the most adaptable imho . tug509
  • Score: 5

12:27pm Sun 24 Aug 14

brightonup says...

I was looking forward to making a positive comment, welcoming a player who may prove to be a great asset, judging by the goals I have seen him score on Youtube.
But the stench of troll - Dungtone (AGAIN) and the new pretender to the troll throne, Mayfield bleater - is overwhelming.
I was looking forward to making a positive comment, welcoming a player who may prove to be a great asset, judging by the goals I have seen him score on Youtube. But the stench of troll - Dungtone (AGAIN) and the new pretender to the troll throne, Mayfield bleater - is overwhelming. brightonup
  • Score: 11

12:30pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Lord Hamilton says...

Chi Gull wrote:
Why does everybody seem to want us to have a big front man? We don't hoof it up the park to a tall front man? We want someone who can hold the ball up when played to feet, who can link up the play and score goals. If he happens to be 6' so be it, but it isn't essential.

As for the £14m - we have spent some of it - and would you rather have a competitive squad that cost nothing, or a competitive squad that cost £14m? Seems like good business to me so far.
Calde and Bruno set up cross after cross in first half yesterday and to no avail as they were in the air and Bolton had two giant CBs who mopped it up. First pacey ball whipped in on deck and CMS smashed it in. The little Spaniard will do if we keep this's crosses low and a few diagonal balls for him and CMS to run in to.
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Why does everybody seem to want us to have a big front man? We don't hoof it up the park to a tall front man? We want someone who can hold the ball up when played to feet, who can link up the play and score goals. If he happens to be 6' so be it, but it isn't essential. As for the £14m - we have spent some of it - and would you rather have a competitive squad that cost nothing, or a competitive squad that cost £14m? Seems like good business to me so far.[/p][/quote]Calde and Bruno set up cross after cross in first half yesterday and to no avail as they were in the air and Bolton had two giant CBs who mopped it up. First pacey ball whipped in on deck and CMS smashed it in. The little Spaniard will do if we keep this's crosses low and a few diagonal balls for him and CMS to run in to. Lord Hamilton
  • Score: 7

12:32pm Sun 24 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

Many good comments on here and some reactionary --and it would be helpful when he is OFFICIALLY one of our players the Club says a little more about him, what he can do, where he fits in to the team and who he replaces. At first sight I would be VERY surprised if has been bought to replace Ulloa. But two weeks ago we were moaning about the LACK of players now we almost have a FLOOD--some now are going to be further down the pecking order! We did well against Leeds and Bolton so are some of the players who played in those games going to be dropped, are the new players going to have to play there way in for a place or are some being bought to be played on a rotation basis. So many questions but few answers--BUT pleased we are now having some fresh blood aboard, and seemingly beginning to play as a TEAM!! Early days though.
Many good comments on here and some reactionary --and it would be helpful when he is OFFICIALLY one of our players the Club says a little more about him, what he can do, where he fits in to the team and who he replaces. At first sight I would be VERY surprised if has been bought to replace Ulloa. But two weeks ago we were moaning about the LACK of players now we almost have a FLOOD--some now are going to be further down the pecking order! We did well against Leeds and Bolton so are some of the players who played in those games going to be dropped, are the new players going to have to play there way in for a place or are some being bought to be played on a rotation basis. So many questions but few answers--BUT pleased we are now having some fresh blood aboard, and seemingly beginning to play as a TEAM!! Early days though. mikeygit
  • Score: 2

12:39pm Sun 24 Aug 14

tinker111 says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
ringtone says...


mikeygit wrote:
Getafe?? whats up with you lot? wheres your sense of humour?? Lighten up? Its not ALL about precise comments Etc
You haven't caused offence.

Just spare us the playground word play.

You should be embarrassed

Are you being ironic? Your posts are a daily embarrassment.
NOW NOW GIRL'S
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: ringtone says... mikeygit wrote: Getafe?? whats up with you lot? wheres your sense of humour?? Lighten up? Its not ALL about precise comments Etc You haven't caused offence. Just spare us the playground word play. You should be embarrassed Are you being ironic? Your posts are a daily embarrassment.[/p][/quote]NOW NOW GIRL'S tinker111
  • Score: -4

12:47pm Sun 24 Aug 14

brighton bluenose says...

ballantrrae wrote:
Chi Gull wrote:
Why does everybody seem to want us to have a big front man? We don't hoof it up the park to a tall front man? We want someone who can hold the ball up when played to feet, who can link up the play and score goals. If he happens to be 6' so be it, but it isn't essential.

As for the £14m - we have spent some of it - and would you rather have a competitive squad that cost nothing, or a competitive squad that cost £14m? Seems like good business to me so far.
Assuming we have signed him, Colunga sounds as if he might be a replacement for Hoskins, in effect a 4th striker for the squad.
Being quite small at 5 ft 8 inches he should offer something different to CMS and COG.
We still need to sign a replacement for Ulloa and also another winger now that Buckley has left.
I thought that yesterday the Albion looked more dangerous and more creative than they did last season. We moved the ball forward much more quickly and generally looked more positive and played with greater intensity than we have for some time especially in the first half.
However I still felt that we were a couple of players short of having a 'complete' squad.
I really would like to see a proven goal scoring striker being acquired and a winger/wide front player who can run at a defence like Lingard and Buckley were capable of doing. Signing two quality players for these positions could just make BHA serious promotion candidates.
The only problem is the club only have 8 days left before the Window closes. No doubt TB and SH will make sure that Burke and his team keep burning the midnight oil over the remaining time available to secure the players SH wants and needs.
Onwards and Upwards.
Isn't McCourt an almost direct replacement for Buckley - a right-winger who likes to run at defences with the ball at his feet?!
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Why does everybody seem to want us to have a big front man? We don't hoof it up the park to a tall front man? We want someone who can hold the ball up when played to feet, who can link up the play and score goals. If he happens to be 6' so be it, but it isn't essential. As for the £14m - we have spent some of it - and would you rather have a competitive squad that cost nothing, or a competitive squad that cost £14m? Seems like good business to me so far.[/p][/quote]Assuming we have signed him, Colunga sounds as if he might be a replacement for Hoskins, in effect a 4th striker for the squad. Being quite small at 5 ft 8 inches he should offer something different to CMS and COG. We still need to sign a replacement for Ulloa and also another winger now that Buckley has left. I thought that yesterday the Albion looked more dangerous and more creative than they did last season. We moved the ball forward much more quickly and generally looked more positive and played with greater intensity than we have for some time especially in the first half. However I still felt that we were a couple of players short of having a 'complete' squad. I really would like to see a proven goal scoring striker being acquired and a winger/wide front player who can run at a defence like Lingard and Buckley were capable of doing. Signing two quality players for these positions could just make BHA serious promotion candidates. The only problem is the club only have 8 days left before the Window closes. No doubt TB and SH will make sure that Burke and his team keep burning the midnight oil over the remaining time available to secure the players SH wants and needs. Onwards and Upwards.[/p][/quote]Isn't McCourt an almost direct replacement for Buckley - a right-winger who likes to run at defences with the ball at his feet?! brighton bluenose
  • Score: 6

12:48pm Sun 24 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

Thanks Tinkerbelle!!--some of them get so intense and a little lighthearted relief is good sometimes.
Thanks Tinkerbelle!!--some of them get so intense and a little lighthearted relief is good sometimes. mikeygit
  • Score: 1

12:48pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Never heard of him so will give him a chance but despite what some say, his stats don't look overwhelming as an out-and-out striker. 27 games, 4 goals last year, 22 and 6 the year before and 17 and 3 before that.
But interestingly, he can also play as a winger, so perhaps he's more of a Buckley replacement than a third striker?
Would see him as a squaddie rather than the answer we've all been waiting for?
Never heard of him so will give him a chance but despite what some say, his stats don't look overwhelming as an out-and-out striker. 27 games, 4 goals last year, 22 and 6 the year before and 17 and 3 before that. But interestingly, he can also play as a winger, so perhaps he's more of a Buckley replacement than a third striker? Would see him as a squaddie rather than the answer we've all been waiting for? Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 2

1:11pm Sun 24 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

Tug, just remind us which two players where top scorers in the championship last season, I will tell you Ross and Ings, both off which scored most off there goals through using there pace, Leo was tall he either won the ball in the air and knocked it on to nobody or spent half the game on his backside telling everybody he was being felled, if the strikers are not tall its best to put them in so they can run on using there speed,
Fowler and Owen the same lightning pace scored plenty in there career, Crouch a giant but a donkey!!
You say we know who's signing this is, will you give him credit if he turns out to be a gem, yes I mean BURKE, people are to quick to point the finger when they think it's down to him signing a player who's not up to scratch, but they never give him credit when he finds a gem, this guy cost nowt so to me that's good business, what he is like only time will tell!!
Up the Albion!!
Tug, just remind us which two players where top scorers in the championship last season, I will tell you Ross and Ings, both off which scored most off there goals through using there pace, Leo was tall he either won the ball in the air and knocked it on to nobody or spent half the game on his backside telling everybody he was being felled, if the strikers are not tall its best to put them in so they can run on using there speed, Fowler and Owen the same lightning pace scored plenty in there career, Crouch a giant but a donkey!! You say we know who's signing this is, will you give him credit if he turns out to be a gem, yes I mean BURKE, people are to quick to point the finger when they think it's down to him signing a player who's not up to scratch, but they never give him credit when he finds a gem, this guy cost nowt so to me that's good business, what he is like only time will tell!! Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 3

1:13pm Sun 24 Aug 14

edspells says...

jordan rhodes,break the bank and bring him in,stop buying all these has beens again,another player who will see more time on the bench
jordan rhodes,break the bank and bring him in,stop buying all these has beens again,another player who will see more time on the bench edspells
  • Score: -7

1:18pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Grendel says...

brighton bluenose wrote:
ballantrrae wrote:
Chi Gull wrote:
Why does everybody seem to want us to have a big front man? We don't hoof it up the park to a tall front man? We want someone who can hold the ball up when played to feet, who can link up the play and score goals. If he happens to be 6' so be it, but it isn't essential.

As for the £14m - we have spent some of it - and would you rather have a competitive squad that cost nothing, or a competitive squad that cost £14m? Seems like good business to me so far.
Assuming we have signed him, Colunga sounds as if he might be a replacement for Hoskins, in effect a 4th striker for the squad.
Being quite small at 5 ft 8 inches he should offer something different to CMS and COG.
We still need to sign a replacement for Ulloa and also another winger now that Buckley has left.
I thought that yesterday the Albion looked more dangerous and more creative than they did last season. We moved the ball forward much more quickly and generally looked more positive and played with greater intensity than we have for some time especially in the first half.
However I still felt that we were a couple of players short of having a 'complete' squad.
I really would like to see a proven goal scoring striker being acquired and a winger/wide front player who can run at a defence like Lingard and Buckley were capable of doing. Signing two quality players for these positions could just make BHA serious promotion candidates.
The only problem is the club only have 8 days left before the Window closes. No doubt TB and SH will make sure that Burke and his team keep burning the midnight oil over the remaining time available to secure the players SH wants and needs.
Onwards and Upwards.
Isn't McCourt an almost direct replacement for Buckley - a right-winger who likes to run at defences with the ball at his feet?!
Yes, I very much see McCourt as Buckley's replacement.
[quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Why does everybody seem to want us to have a big front man? We don't hoof it up the park to a tall front man? We want someone who can hold the ball up when played to feet, who can link up the play and score goals. If he happens to be 6' so be it, but it isn't essential. As for the £14m - we have spent some of it - and would you rather have a competitive squad that cost nothing, or a competitive squad that cost £14m? Seems like good business to me so far.[/p][/quote]Assuming we have signed him, Colunga sounds as if he might be a replacement for Hoskins, in effect a 4th striker for the squad. Being quite small at 5 ft 8 inches he should offer something different to CMS and COG. We still need to sign a replacement for Ulloa and also another winger now that Buckley has left. I thought that yesterday the Albion looked more dangerous and more creative than they did last season. We moved the ball forward much more quickly and generally looked more positive and played with greater intensity than we have for some time especially in the first half. However I still felt that we were a couple of players short of having a 'complete' squad. I really would like to see a proven goal scoring striker being acquired and a winger/wide front player who can run at a defence like Lingard and Buckley were capable of doing. Signing two quality players for these positions could just make BHA serious promotion candidates. The only problem is the club only have 8 days left before the Window closes. No doubt TB and SH will make sure that Burke and his team keep burning the midnight oil over the remaining time available to secure the players SH wants and needs. Onwards and Upwards.[/p][/quote]Isn't McCourt an almost direct replacement for Buckley - a right-winger who likes to run at defences with the ball at his feet?![/p][/quote]Yes, I very much see McCourt as Buckley's replacement. Grendel
  • Score: 3

1:25pm Sun 24 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

edspells wrote:
jordan rhodes,break the bank and bring him in,stop buying all these has beens again,another player who will see more time on the bench
talk sense thankyou!!
[quote][p][bold]edspells[/bold] wrote: jordan rhodes,break the bank and bring him in,stop buying all these has beens again,another player who will see more time on the bench[/p][/quote]talk sense thankyou!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 2

1:27pm Sun 24 Aug 14

arc12 says...

brighton bluenose wrote:
phumps wrote:
Chi Gull wrote:
Why does everybody seem to want us to have a big front man? We don't hoof it up the park to a tall front man? We want someone who can hold the ball up when played to feet, who can link up the play and score goals. If he happens to be 6' so be it, but it isn't essential.

As for the £14m - we have spent some of it - and would you rather have a competitive squad that cost nothing, or a competitive squad that cost £14m? Seems like good business to me so far.
Very much this, if you were there yesterday did you feel there was a need for a 6 foot plus hold up striker to be on the pitch ?
Not slating our new addition in the slightest but n o-one is saying we need a 6-footer to pump the ball up the field to - but it would be handy to have a big guy up there as the CROSSES come over!!
My sentiment exactly. Maybe there's one more player in the pipeline as Sammi did suggest we're trying to still bring in 1 or 2 more players.
[quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]phumps[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Why does everybody seem to want us to have a big front man? We don't hoof it up the park to a tall front man? We want someone who can hold the ball up when played to feet, who can link up the play and score goals. If he happens to be 6' so be it, but it isn't essential. As for the £14m - we have spent some of it - and would you rather have a competitive squad that cost nothing, or a competitive squad that cost £14m? Seems like good business to me so far.[/p][/quote]Very much this, if you were there yesterday did you feel there was a need for a 6 foot plus hold up striker to be on the pitch ?[/p][/quote]Not slating our new addition in the slightest but n o-one is saying we need a 6-footer to pump the ball up the field to - but it would be handy to have a big guy up there as the CROSSES come over!![/p][/quote]My sentiment exactly. Maybe there's one more player in the pipeline as Sammi did suggest we're trying to still bring in 1 or 2 more players. arc12
  • Score: 4

1:44pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Withdean-er says...

edspells wrote:
jordan rhodes,break the bank and bring him in,stop buying all these has beens again,another player who will see more time on the bench
Love your sarcasist fantasy comment.

Rhodes can choose between £30k a week at a PL or PL-parachute-monied club, or a max say £12k a week at the Albion or a similar club. Whether he ends up playing or not at a PL club, they always choose the PL club to make themselves incredibly wealthy and to be in the limelight.
[quote][p][bold]edspells[/bold] wrote: jordan rhodes,break the bank and bring him in,stop buying all these has beens again,another player who will see more time on the bench[/p][/quote]Love your sarcasist fantasy comment. Rhodes can choose between £30k a week at a PL or PL-parachute-monied club, or a max say £12k a week at the Albion or a similar club. Whether he ends up playing or not at a PL club, they always choose the PL club to make themselves incredibly wealthy and to be in the limelight. Withdean-er
  • Score: 6

1:57pm Sun 24 Aug 14

tug509 says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Tug, just remind us which two players where top scorers in the championship last season, I will tell you Ross and Ings, both off which scored most off there goals through using there pace, Leo was tall he either won the ball in the air and knocked it on to nobody or spent half the game on his backside telling everybody he was being felled, if the strikers are not tall its best to put them in so they can run on using there speed,
Fowler and Owen the same lightning pace scored plenty in there career, Crouch a giant but a donkey!!
You say we know who's signing this is, will you give him credit if he turns out to be a gem, yes I mean BURKE, people are to quick to point the finger when they think it's down to him signing a player who's not up to scratch, but they never give him credit when he finds a gem, this guy cost nowt so to me that's good business, what he is like only time will tell!!
Up the Albion!!
Wow not patronising at all . IF you read what I have said you will see my concerns .There have been plenty of good goalies under 6` ,but would you go out of your way to choose one for The Albion ?. We have a pacey terrier in CMS ,a tenacious and competitive forward in COG ,all we need for a full house is a taller stronger version of either to cover all styles and set ups that Sami might choose . Maybe Colunga will be fantastic for us ,and yes of course I would give Burke full credit if he turns out to be a gem ,I certainly don't think he is a Sammi signing though ,omo ,but we would still need a big lad up front imo ,but I am more concerned with his stats ,not very impressive for a striker of his supposed ability . UTA
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Tug, just remind us which two players where top scorers in the championship last season, I will tell you Ross and Ings, both off which scored most off there goals through using there pace, Leo was tall he either won the ball in the air and knocked it on to nobody or spent half the game on his backside telling everybody he was being felled, if the strikers are not tall its best to put them in so they can run on using there speed, Fowler and Owen the same lightning pace scored plenty in there career, Crouch a giant but a donkey!! You say we know who's signing this is, will you give him credit if he turns out to be a gem, yes I mean BURKE, people are to quick to point the finger when they think it's down to him signing a player who's not up to scratch, but they never give him credit when he finds a gem, this guy cost nowt so to me that's good business, what he is like only time will tell!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]Wow not patronising at all . IF you read what I have said you will see my concerns .There have been plenty of good goalies under 6` ,but would you go out of your way to choose one for The Albion ?. We have a pacey terrier in CMS ,a tenacious and competitive forward in COG ,all we need for a full house is a taller stronger version of either to cover all styles and set ups that Sami might choose . Maybe Colunga will be fantastic for us ,and yes of course I would give Burke full credit if he turns out to be a gem ,I certainly don't think he is a Sammi signing though ,omo ,but we would still need a big lad up front imo ,but I am more concerned with his stats ,not very impressive for a striker of his supposed ability . UTA tug509
  • Score: 1

2:17pm Sun 24 Aug 14

ballantrrae says...

arc12 wrote:
brighton bluenose wrote:
phumps wrote:
Chi Gull wrote:
Why does everybody seem to want us to have a big front man? We don't hoof it up the park to a tall front man? We want someone who can hold the ball up when played to feet, who can link up the play and score goals. If he happens to be 6' so be it, but it isn't essential.

As for the £14m - we have spent some of it - and would you rather have a competitive squad that cost nothing, or a competitive squad that cost £14m? Seems like good business to me so far.
Very much this, if you were there yesterday did you feel there was a need for a 6 foot plus hold up striker to be on the pitch ?
Not slating our new addition in the slightest but n o-one is saying we need a 6-footer to pump the ball up the field to - but it would be handy to have a big guy up there as the CROSSES come over!!
My sentiment exactly. Maybe there's one more player in the pipeline as Sammi did suggest we're trying to still bring in 1 or 2 more players.
Big strikers are not necessarily better than smaller ones. There's a useful lad at Barcelona called Messi who is not exactly the tallest striker around. The great Denis Law was only 5 ft 9 inches and as another poster mentioned jimmy Greaves scored a few goals. Sticking with that vintage Ian St John was very effective for Liverpool as was Kenny Dalglish some years later and Zola is still fondly remembered at Chelsea. One could go on......let's give the lad a chance.
As I posted earlier the Albion still need a quality first choice striker and a winger to replace Ulloa and Buckley.
Just over a week ago when we signed Teixeira Paul Barber issued a statement reassuring fans that the club were actively pursuing other targets. 4 signings later (McCourt, Holla, Bennett & today Colunga) the club certainly has been delivering in getting players in that SH wants. Now just for the last two or three signings to complete the 'jigsaw' and SH should have a good hand to play for the remainder of the season
UTA.
[quote][p][bold]arc12[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]phumps[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Why does everybody seem to want us to have a big front man? We don't hoof it up the park to a tall front man? We want someone who can hold the ball up when played to feet, who can link up the play and score goals. If he happens to be 6' so be it, but it isn't essential. As for the £14m - we have spent some of it - and would you rather have a competitive squad that cost nothing, or a competitive squad that cost £14m? Seems like good business to me so far.[/p][/quote]Very much this, if you were there yesterday did you feel there was a need for a 6 foot plus hold up striker to be on the pitch ?[/p][/quote]Not slating our new addition in the slightest but n o-one is saying we need a 6-footer to pump the ball up the field to - but it would be handy to have a big guy up there as the CROSSES come over!![/p][/quote]My sentiment exactly. Maybe there's one more player in the pipeline as Sammi did suggest we're trying to still bring in 1 or 2 more players.[/p][/quote]Big strikers are not necessarily better than smaller ones. There's a useful lad at Barcelona called Messi who is not exactly the tallest striker around. The great Denis Law was only 5 ft 9 inches and as another poster mentioned jimmy Greaves scored a few goals. Sticking with that vintage Ian St John was very effective for Liverpool as was Kenny Dalglish some years later and Zola is still fondly remembered at Chelsea. One could go on......let's give the lad a chance. As I posted earlier the Albion still need a quality first choice striker and a winger to replace Ulloa and Buckley. Just over a week ago when we signed Teixeira Paul Barber issued a statement reassuring fans that the club were actively pursuing other targets. 4 signings later (McCourt, Holla, Bennett & today Colunga) the club certainly has been delivering in getting players in that SH wants. Now just for the last two or three signings to complete the 'jigsaw' and SH should have a good hand to play for the remainder of the season UTA. ballantrrae
  • Score: 4

2:42pm Sun 24 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

A tall striker is needed if the style of play requires one. From all that I have read in recent days, it seems to me that the plan is for a quick tempo game with the ball on the floor and good movemnt so as to get the best our of CMS and others.

To my way of thinking when Hyypia says that he wants, 'options,' I don't think that means changing our plan, his options are to rotate players so as to keep them fit and fresh to carry out the, 'same,' plan.

The Irish lad told the press that he was meeting with Brighton today, maybe he didn't know, at the time of speaking, that a bigger offer had been accepted by his club. If indeed he does meet with Brighton, that might suggest that we have let it be known that we will match the increased offer.

Other than the Irish lad, I think we might be just about done in this buying window, but there is still the loan window. Liverpool's Ibe could be a target, and maybe a loan striker, but if another striker does arrive, then I could see Fenelon going out on loan, and if not, then Fenelon becomes our fourth option up front.
A tall striker is needed if the style of play requires one. From all that I have read in recent days, it seems to me that the plan is for a quick tempo game with the ball on the floor and good movemnt so as to get the best our of CMS and others. To my way of thinking when Hyypia says that he wants, 'options,' I don't think that means changing our plan, his options are to rotate players so as to keep them fit and fresh to carry out the, 'same,' plan. The Irish lad told the press that he was meeting with Brighton today, maybe he didn't know, at the time of speaking, that a bigger offer had been accepted by his club. If indeed he does meet with Brighton, that might suggest that we have let it be known that we will match the increased offer. Other than the Irish lad, I think we might be just about done in this buying window, but there is still the loan window. Liverpool's Ibe could be a target, and maybe a loan striker, but if another striker does arrive, then I could see Fenelon going out on loan, and if not, then Fenelon becomes our fourth option up front. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -1

2:49pm Sun 24 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

tug509 wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Tug, just remind us which two players where top scorers in the championship last season, I will tell you Ross and Ings, both off which scored most off there goals through using there pace, Leo was tall he either won the ball in the air and knocked it on to nobody or spent half the game on his backside telling everybody he was being felled, if the strikers are not tall its best to put them in so they can run on using there speed,
Fowler and Owen the same lightning pace scored plenty in there career, Crouch a giant but a donkey!!
You say we know who's signing this is, will you give him credit if he turns out to be a gem, yes I mean BURKE, people are to quick to point the finger when they think it's down to him signing a player who's not up to scratch, but they never give him credit when he finds a gem, this guy cost nowt so to me that's good business, what he is like only time will tell!!
Up the Albion!!
Wow not patronising at all . IF you read what I have said you will see my concerns .There have been plenty of good goalies under 6` ,but would you go out of your way to choose one for The Albion ?. We have a pacey terrier in CMS ,a tenacious and competitive forward in COG ,all we need for a full house is a taller stronger version of either to cover all styles and set ups that Sami might choose . Maybe Colunga will be fantastic for us ,and yes of course I would give Burke full credit if he turns out to be a gem ,I certainly don't think he is a Sammi signing though ,omo ,but we would still need a big lad up front imo ,but I am more concerned with his stats ,not very impressive for a striker of his supposed ability . UTA
Tug, EVERY signing is a Sami signing as he has a veto on who we buy, with Toko the exception but that deal was already arranged. Sammi having the power of the veto was made very clear at the recent fan forum.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Tug, just remind us which two players where top scorers in the championship last season, I will tell you Ross and Ings, both off which scored most off there goals through using there pace, Leo was tall he either won the ball in the air and knocked it on to nobody or spent half the game on his backside telling everybody he was being felled, if the strikers are not tall its best to put them in so they can run on using there speed, Fowler and Owen the same lightning pace scored plenty in there career, Crouch a giant but a donkey!! You say we know who's signing this is, will you give him credit if he turns out to be a gem, yes I mean BURKE, people are to quick to point the finger when they think it's down to him signing a player who's not up to scratch, but they never give him credit when he finds a gem, this guy cost nowt so to me that's good business, what he is like only time will tell!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]Wow not patronising at all . IF you read what I have said you will see my concerns .There have been plenty of good goalies under 6` ,but would you go out of your way to choose one for The Albion ?. We have a pacey terrier in CMS ,a tenacious and competitive forward in COG ,all we need for a full house is a taller stronger version of either to cover all styles and set ups that Sami might choose . Maybe Colunga will be fantastic for us ,and yes of course I would give Burke full credit if he turns out to be a gem ,I certainly don't think he is a Sammi signing though ,omo ,but we would still need a big lad up front imo ,but I am more concerned with his stats ,not very impressive for a striker of his supposed ability . UTA[/p][/quote]Tug, EVERY signing is a Sami signing as he has a veto on who we buy, with Toko the exception but that deal was already arranged. Sammi having the power of the veto was made very clear at the recent fan forum. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

3:10pm Sun 24 Aug 14

ballantrrae says...

Grendel wrote:
brighton bluenose wrote:
ballantrrae wrote:
Chi Gull wrote:
Why does everybody seem to want us to have a big front man? We don't hoof it up the park to a tall front man? We want someone who can hold the ball up when played to feet, who can link up the play and score goals. If he happens to be 6' so be it, but it isn't essential.

As for the £14m - we have spent some of it - and would you rather have a competitive squad that cost nothing, or a competitive squad that cost £14m? Seems like good business to me so far.
Assuming we have signed him, Colunga sounds as if he might be a replacement for Hoskins, in effect a 4th striker for the squad.
Being quite small at 5 ft 8 inches he should offer something different to CMS and COG.
We still need to sign a replacement for Ulloa and also another winger now that Buckley has left.
I thought that yesterday the Albion looked more dangerous and more creative than they did last season. We moved the ball forward much more quickly and generally looked more positive and played with greater intensity than we have for some time especially in the first half.
However I still felt that we were a couple of players short of having a 'complete' squad.
I really would like to see a proven goal scoring striker being acquired and a winger/wide front player who can run at a defence like Lingard and Buckley were capable of doing. Signing two quality players for these positions could just make BHA serious promotion candidates.
The only problem is the club only have 8 days left before the Window closes. No doubt TB and SH will make sure that Burke and his team keep burning the midnight oil over the remaining time available to secure the players SH wants and needs.
Onwards and Upwards.
Isn't McCourt an almost direct replacement for Buckley - a right-winger who likes to run at defences with the ball at his feet?!
Yes, I very much see McCourt as Buckley's replacement.
I beg to differ guys since I see McCourt as a replacement for Orlandi.
I know various posters feel that our transfer dealings might be finished but IMO BHA still need most importantly a striker in place of Ulloa (but with pace) and another wide front player for Buckley.
If I had one criticism of our performance yesterday it was that our crossing was a bit of a mixed bag - some good and some indifferent. If we could sign someone who could cross as well as Elliott Bennett did it could make quite a considerable difference.
It seems that the squad is being/has been restructured as SH feels is needed. One aspect in particular stands out. There is a lot more creativity in the squad than we have seen for some time.
Onwards and Upwards with SH.
[quote][p][bold]Grendel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Why does everybody seem to want us to have a big front man? We don't hoof it up the park to a tall front man? We want someone who can hold the ball up when played to feet, who can link up the play and score goals. If he happens to be 6' so be it, but it isn't essential. As for the £14m - we have spent some of it - and would you rather have a competitive squad that cost nothing, or a competitive squad that cost £14m? Seems like good business to me so far.[/p][/quote]Assuming we have signed him, Colunga sounds as if he might be a replacement for Hoskins, in effect a 4th striker for the squad. Being quite small at 5 ft 8 inches he should offer something different to CMS and COG. We still need to sign a replacement for Ulloa and also another winger now that Buckley has left. I thought that yesterday the Albion looked more dangerous and more creative than they did last season. We moved the ball forward much more quickly and generally looked more positive and played with greater intensity than we have for some time especially in the first half. However I still felt that we were a couple of players short of having a 'complete' squad. I really would like to see a proven goal scoring striker being acquired and a winger/wide front player who can run at a defence like Lingard and Buckley were capable of doing. Signing two quality players for these positions could just make BHA serious promotion candidates. The only problem is the club only have 8 days left before the Window closes. No doubt TB and SH will make sure that Burke and his team keep burning the midnight oil over the remaining time available to secure the players SH wants and needs. Onwards and Upwards.[/p][/quote]Isn't McCourt an almost direct replacement for Buckley - a right-winger who likes to run at defences with the ball at his feet?![/p][/quote]Yes, I very much see McCourt as Buckley's replacement.[/p][/quote]I beg to differ guys since I see McCourt as a replacement for Orlandi. I know various posters feel that our transfer dealings might be finished but IMO BHA still need most importantly a striker in place of Ulloa (but with pace) and another wide front player for Buckley. If I had one criticism of our performance yesterday it was that our crossing was a bit of a mixed bag - some good and some indifferent. If we could sign someone who could cross as well as Elliott Bennett did it could make quite a considerable difference. It seems that the squad is being/has been restructured as SH feels is needed. One aspect in particular stands out. There is a lot more creativity in the squad than we have seen for some time. Onwards and Upwards with SH. ballantrrae
  • Score: 7

3:41pm Sun 24 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

My last post was not patronising TUG, you found it because you don't like to be challenged and you think your never wrong that's your problem, even your mate across the pond disagrees with you,

If you have witnessed the matches this season you would off seen the football style we are trying to play, quick one touch football going forward putting our strikers in to use there pace, we are not pumping the ball up in to the air so until they decide we need a tall striker at the moment playing the style we are no need for one !!
Up the Albion!!
My last post was not patronising TUG, you found it because you don't like to be challenged and you think your never wrong that's your problem, even your mate across the pond disagrees with you, If you have witnessed the matches this season you would off seen the football style we are trying to play, quick one touch football going forward putting our strikers in to use there pace, we are not pumping the ball up in to the air so until they decide we need a tall striker at the moment playing the style we are no need for one !! Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 3

5:02pm Sun 24 Aug 14

KeefyH44 says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Piglet1 wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
After the euphoria of yesterday's massive win this is a bit of a let down. We need a big target man not another wispy Spaniard.
What do you mean 'we' you have gone to Eastbourne, remember.
As a paying customer I will go where I choose. I'm one of the albions many floating supporters and therefore haven't 'gone' anywhere, simply chosen to spend my money where it is appreciated and not taken for granted. Still I will come back if they keep winning.
Don't bust a gut on our account!
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Piglet1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: After the euphoria of yesterday's massive win this is a bit of a let down. We need a big target man not another wispy Spaniard.[/p][/quote]What do you mean 'we' you have gone to Eastbourne, remember.[/p][/quote]As a paying customer I will go where I choose. I'm one of the albions many floating supporters and therefore haven't 'gone' anywhere, simply chosen to spend my money where it is appreciated and not taken for granted. Still I will come back if they keep winning.[/p][/quote]Don't bust a gut on our account! KeefyH44
  • Score: 3

5:10pm Sun 24 Aug 14

KeefyH44 says...

tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .
do you ever stop whining?this is good news.cockwomble
I havn`t whined I have made a point ,the fact you don't like it is your problem . Someone pointed out yesterday that BIG Leo would have had a field day against Bolton ,so presumably this lad with his diminutive size would not have done ,while I don't believe a striker needs to be 6`2" ,I do believe we need a taller striker to compliment the team .
He! Not so much of the 'diminutive! I'M 5'8"!
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .[/p][/quote]do you ever stop whining?this is good news.cockwomble[/p][/quote]I havn`t whined I have made a point ,the fact you don't like it is your problem . Someone pointed out yesterday that BIG Leo would have had a field day against Bolton ,so presumably this lad with his diminutive size would not have done ,while I don't believe a striker needs to be 6`2" ,I do believe we need a taller striker to compliment the team .[/p][/quote]He! Not so much of the 'diminutive! I'M 5'8"! KeefyH44
  • Score: 3

6:00pm Sun 24 Aug 14

tug509 says...

KeefyH44 wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Cockwomble wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .
do you ever stop whining?this is good news.cockwomble
I havn`t whined I have made a point ,the fact you don't like it is your problem . Someone pointed out yesterday that BIG Leo would have had a field day against Bolton ,so presumably this lad with his diminutive size would not have done ,while I don't believe a striker needs to be 6`2" ,I do believe we need a taller striker to compliment the team .
He! Not so much of the 'diminutive! I'M 5'8"!
Sorry Keefy I`m not a lot taller myself ,I meant compared to a 6` 2" lad .
[quote][p][bold]KeefyH44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockwomble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .[/p][/quote]do you ever stop whining?this is good news.cockwomble[/p][/quote]I havn`t whined I have made a point ,the fact you don't like it is your problem . Someone pointed out yesterday that BIG Leo would have had a field day against Bolton ,so presumably this lad with his diminutive size would not have done ,while I don't believe a striker needs to be 6`2" ,I do believe we need a taller striker to compliment the team .[/p][/quote]He! Not so much of the 'diminutive! I'M 5'8"![/p][/quote]Sorry Keefy I`m not a lot taller myself ,I meant compared to a 6` 2" lad . tug509
  • Score: 1

6:03pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Mancgulled says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Tug, just remind us which two players where top scorers in the championship last season, I will tell you Ross and Ings, both off which scored most off there goals through using there pace, Leo was tall he either won the ball in the air and knocked it on to nobody or spent half the game on his backside telling everybody he was being felled, if the strikers are not tall its best to put them in so they can run on using there speed,
Fowler and Owen the same lightning pace scored plenty in there career, Crouch a giant but a donkey!!
You say we know who's signing this is, will you give him credit if he turns out to be a gem, yes I mean BURKE, people are to quick to point the finger when they think it's down to him signing a player who's not up to scratch, but they never give him credit when he finds a gem, this guy cost nowt so to me that's good business, what he is like only time will tell!!
Up the Albion!!
Like many of your posts Jeff - thought exactly the same myself yesterday sitting there watching the game. Tex is obviously Hyppia with his old scouse contacts but I don't believe for a second that Holla or Bennett are down to him and therefore must be Burke signings and they were both stupendous - so yes - maybe more people on here inc. myself should give him the benefit of the doubt. Colunga looks technically good, he has a good first touch - really looking forward to seeing him and especially McCourt getting on the pitch! Be even better when Solly gets back as well - we now seem to have real competition for starting selections.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Tug, just remind us which two players where top scorers in the championship last season, I will tell you Ross and Ings, both off which scored most off there goals through using there pace, Leo was tall he either won the ball in the air and knocked it on to nobody or spent half the game on his backside telling everybody he was being felled, if the strikers are not tall its best to put them in so they can run on using there speed, Fowler and Owen the same lightning pace scored plenty in there career, Crouch a giant but a donkey!! You say we know who's signing this is, will you give him credit if he turns out to be a gem, yes I mean BURKE, people are to quick to point the finger when they think it's down to him signing a player who's not up to scratch, but they never give him credit when he finds a gem, this guy cost nowt so to me that's good business, what he is like only time will tell!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]Like many of your posts Jeff - thought exactly the same myself yesterday sitting there watching the game. Tex is obviously Hyppia with his old scouse contacts but I don't believe for a second that Holla or Bennett are down to him and therefore must be Burke signings and they were both stupendous - so yes - maybe more people on here inc. myself should give him the benefit of the doubt. Colunga looks technically good, he has a good first touch - really looking forward to seeing him and especially McCourt getting on the pitch! Be even better when Solly gets back as well - we now seem to have real competition for starting selections. Mancgulled
  • Score: 2

6:43pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Charlie Baker's Cap says...

tug509 wrote:
Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .
Right, yes, and Peter Ward was a big lad too, wasn't he?
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .[/p][/quote]Right, yes, and Peter Ward was a big lad too, wasn't he? Charlie Baker's Cap
  • Score: 2

7:04pm Sun 24 Aug 14

tug509 says...

Charlie Baker's Cap wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .
Right, yes, and Peter Ward was a big lad too, wasn't he?
No smart arse ,but he had spider as a partner and he was a big lad ,and thats my point ,we need another big lad like him to work with CMS or COG ,not another small forward .
[quote][p][bold]Charlie Baker's Cap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .[/p][/quote]Right, yes, and Peter Ward was a big lad too, wasn't he?[/p][/quote]No smart arse ,but he had spider as a partner and he was a big lad ,and thats my point ,we need another big lad like him to work with CMS or COG ,not another small forward . tug509
  • Score: 0

7:05pm Sun 24 Aug 14

tug509 says...

Charlie Baker's Cap wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .
Right, yes, and Peter Ward was a big lad too, wasn't he?
No smart arse ,but he had spider as a partner and he was a big lad ,and thats my point ,we need another big lad like him to work with CMS or COG ,not another small forward .
[quote][p][bold]Charlie Baker's Cap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .[/p][/quote]Right, yes, and Peter Ward was a big lad too, wasn't he?[/p][/quote]No smart arse ,but he had spider as a partner and he was a big lad ,and thats my point ,we need another big lad like him to work with CMS or COG ,not another small forward . tug509
  • Score: 2

7:59pm Sun 24 Aug 14

OldGull says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Piglet1 wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
After the euphoria of yesterday's massive win this is a bit of a let down. We need a big target man not another wispy Spaniard.
What do you mean 'we' you have gone to Eastbourne, remember.
As a paying customer I will go where I choose. I'm one of the albions many floating supporters and therefore haven't 'gone' anywhere, simply chosen to spend my money where it is appreciated and not taken for granted. Still I will come back if they keep winning.
Congratulations, I finally agree with you on something
You Certainly are a Floater
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Piglet1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: After the euphoria of yesterday's massive win this is a bit of a let down. We need a big target man not another wispy Spaniard.[/p][/quote]What do you mean 'we' you have gone to Eastbourne, remember.[/p][/quote]As a paying customer I will go where I choose. I'm one of the albions many floating supporters and therefore haven't 'gone' anywhere, simply chosen to spend my money where it is appreciated and not taken for granted. Still I will come back if they keep winning.[/p][/quote]Congratulations, I finally agree with you on something You Certainly are a Floater OldGull
  • Score: -1

9:40pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Withdean-er says...

tug509 wrote:
Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .
Fiction about his wages, but nice guessing.

The Albion's total payroll cost per annum (including players, execs, manager, asst managers, coaches, academy, groundstaff, stewards, shop staff, admin) was in excess of £20m, being the greatest cause of the (now prohibited) £14m losses. At our peak of overspending, no one player was on more than £15k per week eg Bridge (our share), and the losses prove it couldn't carry on.

With a new payroll budget of c.£15m for all the above categories, no way would they pay a new striker 1/13 of the whole lot if you factor in employers national insurance. The average Championship wage is £8,000 per week, and that average includes clubs with more money than the Albion being the parachute payment clubs.

So the new striker will be on a fraction of the figure you concocted.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .[/p][/quote]Fiction about his wages, but nice guessing. The Albion's total payroll cost per annum (including players, execs, manager, asst managers, coaches, academy, groundstaff, stewards, shop staff, admin) was in excess of £20m, being the greatest cause of the (now prohibited) £14m losses. At our peak of overspending, no one player was on more than £15k per week eg Bridge (our share), and the losses prove it couldn't carry on. With a new payroll budget of c.£15m for all the above categories, no way would they pay a new striker 1/13 of the whole lot if you factor in employers national insurance. The average Championship wage is £8,000 per week, and that average includes clubs with more money than the Albion being the parachute payment clubs. So the new striker will be on a fraction of the figure you concocted. Withdean-er
  • Score: 0

10:43pm Sun 24 Aug 14

tug509 says...

Withdean-er wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .
Fiction about his wages, but nice guessing.

The Albion's total payroll cost per annum (including players, execs, manager, asst managers, coaches, academy, groundstaff, stewards, shop staff, admin) was in excess of £20m, being the greatest cause of the (now prohibited) £14m losses. At our peak of overspending, no one player was on more than £15k per week eg Bridge (our share), and the losses prove it couldn't carry on.

With a new payroll budget of c.£15m for all the above categories, no way would they pay a new striker 1/13 of the whole lot if you factor in employers national insurance. The average Championship wage is £8,000 per week, and that average includes clubs with more money than the Albion being the parachute payment clubs.

So the new striker will be on a fraction of the figure you concocted.
Not guessing just read the official pages and you will see it for your self ,if you had done that first you wouldn`t have needed to insult me or make a fool of yourself .
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .[/p][/quote]Fiction about his wages, but nice guessing. The Albion's total payroll cost per annum (including players, execs, manager, asst managers, coaches, academy, groundstaff, stewards, shop staff, admin) was in excess of £20m, being the greatest cause of the (now prohibited) £14m losses. At our peak of overspending, no one player was on more than £15k per week eg Bridge (our share), and the losses prove it couldn't carry on. With a new payroll budget of c.£15m for all the above categories, no way would they pay a new striker 1/13 of the whole lot if you factor in employers national insurance. The average Championship wage is £8,000 per week, and that average includes clubs with more money than the Albion being the parachute payment clubs. So the new striker will be on a fraction of the figure you concocted.[/p][/quote]Not guessing just read the official pages and you will see it for your self ,if you had done that first you wouldn`t have needed to insult me or make a fool of yourself . tug509
  • Score: 2

11:02am Mon 25 Aug 14

LAWgull says...

anybody agree with me ? when sammi was playing against some of worlds best centreforwards perhaps he was more comfortable against "big men" often quite easily heading ball away to safety But maybe he did not like playing against "smaller" guys who would be quick on ground and create more chances agaist him. See my point ???
anybody agree with me ? when sammi was playing against some of worlds best centreforwards perhaps he was more comfortable against "big men" often quite easily heading ball away to safety But maybe he did not like playing against "smaller" guys who would be quick on ground and create more chances agaist him. See my point ??? LAWgull
  • Score: 3

12:03pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Withdean-er says...

tug509 wrote:
Withdean-er wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .
Fiction about his wages, but nice guessing.

The Albion's total payroll cost per annum (including players, execs, manager, asst managers, coaches, academy, groundstaff, stewards, shop staff, admin) was in excess of £20m, being the greatest cause of the (now prohibited) £14m losses. At our peak of overspending, no one player was on more than £15k per week eg Bridge (our share), and the losses prove it couldn't carry on.

With a new payroll budget of c.£15m for all the above categories, no way would they pay a new striker 1/13 of the whole lot if you factor in employers national insurance. The average Championship wage is £8,000 per week, and that average includes clubs with more money than the Albion being the parachute payment clubs.

So the new striker will be on a fraction of the figure you concocted.
Not guessing just read the official pages and you will see it for your self ,if you had done that first you wouldn`t have needed to insult me or make a fool of yourself .
"Official pages"? Show us where the employer BHA have disclosed to us the confidential level of wages to be paid to their new employee.

Remember the Argus is just a media outlet speculating, as with the day BHA were supposed to be signing Baldock, Ward and Clayton.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .[/p][/quote]Fiction about his wages, but nice guessing. The Albion's total payroll cost per annum (including players, execs, manager, asst managers, coaches, academy, groundstaff, stewards, shop staff, admin) was in excess of £20m, being the greatest cause of the (now prohibited) £14m losses. At our peak of overspending, no one player was on more than £15k per week eg Bridge (our share), and the losses prove it couldn't carry on. With a new payroll budget of c.£15m for all the above categories, no way would they pay a new striker 1/13 of the whole lot if you factor in employers national insurance. The average Championship wage is £8,000 per week, and that average includes clubs with more money than the Albion being the parachute payment clubs. So the new striker will be on a fraction of the figure you concocted.[/p][/quote]Not guessing just read the official pages and you will see it for your self ,if you had done that first you wouldn`t have needed to insult me or make a fool of yourself .[/p][/quote]"Official pages"? Show us where the employer BHA have disclosed to us the confidential level of wages to be paid to their new employee. Remember the Argus is just a media outlet speculating, as with the day BHA were supposed to be signing Baldock, Ward and Clayton. Withdean-er
  • Score: -1

12:10pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Withdean-er says...

LAWgull wrote:
anybody agree with me ? when sammi was playing against some of worlds best centreforwards perhaps he was more comfortable against "big men" often quite easily heading ball away to safety But maybe he did not like playing against "smaller" guys who would be quick on ground and create more chances agaist him. See my point ???
Agree to an extent - top defenders and ex-defenders often state they hate/hated playing most against pace, and tricky pacey forwards running at them. Most strikers with those qualities wouldn't be very tall. Easier to mark and feel comfortable against an Ulloa, than say a Bellamy or Chopra.
[quote][p][bold]LAWgull[/bold] wrote: anybody agree with me ? when sammi was playing against some of worlds best centreforwards perhaps he was more comfortable against "big men" often quite easily heading ball away to safety But maybe he did not like playing against "smaller" guys who would be quick on ground and create more chances agaist him. See my point ???[/p][/quote]Agree to an extent - top defenders and ex-defenders often state they hate/hated playing most against pace, and tricky pacey forwards running at them. Most strikers with those qualities wouldn't be very tall. Easier to mark and feel comfortable against an Ulloa, than say a Bellamy or Chopra. Withdean-er
  • Score: 2

1:04pm Mon 25 Aug 14

tug509 says...

Withdean-er wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Withdean-er wrote:
tug509 wrote:
Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .
Fiction about his wages, but nice guessing.

The Albion's total payroll cost per annum (including players, execs, manager, asst managers, coaches, academy, groundstaff, stewards, shop staff, admin) was in excess of £20m, being the greatest cause of the (now prohibited) £14m losses. At our peak of overspending, no one player was on more than £15k per week eg Bridge (our share), and the losses prove it couldn't carry on.

With a new payroll budget of c.£15m for all the above categories, no way would they pay a new striker 1/13 of the whole lot if you factor in employers national insurance. The average Championship wage is £8,000 per week, and that average includes clubs with more money than the Albion being the parachute payment clubs.

So the new striker will be on a fraction of the figure you concocted.
Not guessing just read the official pages and you will see it for your self ,if you had done that first you wouldn`t have needed to insult me or make a fool of yourself .
"Official pages"? Show us where the employer BHA have disclosed to us the confidential level of wages to be paid to their new employee.

Remember the Argus is just a media outlet speculating, as with the day BHA were supposed to be signing Baldock, Ward and Clayton.
Read the date on the post (2012) at the time of my original post he had not been CONFIRMED as an Albion player ,that is why I gave his previous wage ( most up to date available ) by his previous club ,at NO time did I mention BHAFC official site or BHAFC wages ,because like you I don't know them . That's twice you have had a pop ,when all you needed to do was check first !.
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: Didn`t we beat Getafe in a pre-season friendly ! and they sent him out on loan to Gijon ,didn`t we beat them as well . Not at all impressed with this ,the guy is 5` 8" and weighs 10 stone ,what would a defender like Sami do with him ? 4 goals in a season including at least one penalty ,plus his wages are £1m a year 1.2m EUR (2012) ,and a free agent ,I think we know exactly where this signing will have come from .[/p][/quote]Fiction about his wages, but nice guessing. The Albion's total payroll cost per annum (including players, execs, manager, asst managers, coaches, academy, groundstaff, stewards, shop staff, admin) was in excess of £20m, being the greatest cause of the (now prohibited) £14m losses. At our peak of overspending, no one player was on more than £15k per week eg Bridge (our share), and the losses prove it couldn't carry on. With a new payroll budget of c.£15m for all the above categories, no way would they pay a new striker 1/13 of the whole lot if you factor in employers national insurance. The average Championship wage is £8,000 per week, and that average includes clubs with more money than the Albion being the parachute payment clubs. So the new striker will be on a fraction of the figure you concocted.[/p][/quote]Not guessing just read the official pages and you will see it for your self ,if you had done that first you wouldn`t have needed to insult me or make a fool of yourself .[/p][/quote]"Official pages"? Show us where the employer BHA have disclosed to us the confidential level of wages to be paid to their new employee. Remember the Argus is just a media outlet speculating, as with the day BHA were supposed to be signing Baldock, Ward and Clayton.[/p][/quote]Read the date on the post (2012) at the time of my original post he had not been CONFIRMED as an Albion player ,that is why I gave his previous wage ( most up to date available ) by his previous club ,at NO time did I mention BHAFC official site or BHAFC wages ,because like you I don't know them . That's twice you have had a pop ,when all you needed to do was check first !. tug509
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