Albion signing Colunga is a "born goalscorer"

Adrian Colunga. Picture: Paul Hazlewood

Adrian Colunga. Picture: Paul Hazlewood

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Albion have been told they have signed “a born goalscorer” from Spain.

But Sami Hyypia could still add to his attacking options before next Monday’s transfer deadline.

The Seagulls have signed livewire top-flight Spanish striker Adrian Colunga from Getafe for an undisclosed fee on a two-year deal.

The 29-year-old scored the winner against Malaga keeper Willy Caballero which helped nudge Getafe towards top-flight safety last season.

Former Seagulls favourite David Lopez has backed him to shine in the Championship.

David, now with Lugo, told The Argus last night: “He’s a born goalscorer. He has got a scorer’s instinct. It’s in his head.

“He has got a lot of movement and a lot of quality.

“I know him from playing against him rather than as a team-mate but I like him. He is a very good signing.”

Colunga, who was at the Amex as Albion beat Bolton 2-1 on Saturday, could make his debut in the Capital One Cup tie at Swindon tomorrow.

At 5ft 9in, he is not a replacement for Leo Ulloa.

But Albion were delighted to move in when it became clear the player no longer featured in Getafe’s plans.

Colunga scored 36 goals in the Spanish first division in total and Hyypia reckons that sort of experience could be valuable.

Albion’s recent additions have predominantly come from top-flight clubs.

Hyypia said: "Adrian is another very skilful, technical player, who is good on the ball, capable of scoring goals and will create chances for others.

"He has the experience of playing at the highest level in Spain, having worked his way up through the Spanish leagues, and he will add to our attacking options."

Colunga came through the ranks at Sporting Gijon and has also scored goals for Zaragoza, Recreativo and Las Palmas.

Meanwhile former Albion striker Will Hoskins, who was released at the end of last season, is joining Oxford United in League Two.

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6:09am Mon 25 Aug 14

saraman says...

Gee Whizz Will, league 2? That's a bit of a come down. You should tear them apart at that level. Good luck Will.
Gee Whizz Will, league 2? That's a bit of a come down. You should tear them apart at that level. Good luck Will. saraman
  • Score: 50

6:42am Mon 25 Aug 14

Hugothepug says...

saraman wrote:
Gee Whizz Will, league 2? That's a bit of a come down. You should tear them apart at that level. Good luck Will.
Agreed - he should do well at that level. He needs to rebuild his career after a stuttering few years. Needs a good run of games to get fit and get his eye in. Needs to feel like his the main man. Recon he could do a job for a lower level championship side once he's back and fireing on all cylinders. Shame coz I liked Will and always wanted him to do well, mainly to prove all the haters wrong.

Good luck to him I say!
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: Gee Whizz Will, league 2? That's a bit of a come down. You should tear them apart at that level. Good luck Will.[/p][/quote]Agreed - he should do well at that level. He needs to rebuild his career after a stuttering few years. Needs a good run of games to get fit and get his eye in. Needs to feel like his the main man. Recon he could do a job for a lower level championship side once he's back and fireing on all cylinders. Shame coz I liked Will and always wanted him to do well, mainly to prove all the haters wrong. Good luck to him I say! Hugothepug
  • Score: 53

7:29am Mon 25 Aug 14

Peppers I says...

Not sure about this fella. I am sure he has plenty of ability and looks like he can notch a few goals but a quick look at soccer ways stats tells us he has been sidelined 4 times since April 2013 all with the hamstring. The last bout only ending in July. Let's hope we haven't got another crock who will want paying whilst permanently in the sick bay.
Not sure about this fella. I am sure he has plenty of ability and looks like he can notch a few goals but a quick look at soccer ways stats tells us he has been sidelined 4 times since April 2013 all with the hamstring. The last bout only ending in July. Let's hope we haven't got another crock who will want paying whilst permanently in the sick bay. Peppers I
  • Score: -4

7:41am Mon 25 Aug 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

This guy looks like a fantastic opportunistic signing for us. Well done to all involved with that! He and CMS competing/rotating will ensure we should always have a fresh and fit option up front. His video clips look superb.

Yes, if we can now capture a big target man for them to work alongside I think that just about completes our squad - and **** good it now looks. Great to see TB doing exactly what he said he'd do and completing a virtual rebuild on our team... and keeping some good cash in the bank - we might benefit from that in December if any unexpected holes appear through injury.

So our season is properly underway and (nearly) everyone is happy again. I even noticed Freeloaders slip the 'P' word in recently (promotion, that is) Quite a turn around from previously postings saying that our squad is formed of vile lower league scum! I hope he likes the taste of his humble pie.

A good result tomorrow will set us on the way for a nice little cup run and build further on the confidence which seems to be evident in abundance for fans an players alike now.

This could be a great season for us!

UTA!!
This guy looks like a fantastic opportunistic signing for us. Well done to all involved with that! He and CMS competing/rotating will ensure we should always have a fresh and fit option up front. His video clips look superb. Yes, if we can now capture a big target man for them to work alongside I think that just about completes our squad - and **** good it now looks. Great to see TB doing exactly what he said he'd do and completing a virtual rebuild on our team... and keeping some good cash in the bank - we might benefit from that in December if any unexpected holes appear through injury. So our season is properly underway and (nearly) everyone is happy again. I even noticed Freeloaders slip the 'P' word in recently (promotion, that is) Quite a turn around from previously postings saying that our squad is formed of vile lower league scum! I hope he likes the taste of his humble pie. A good result tomorrow will set us on the way for a nice little cup run and build further on the confidence which seems to be evident in abundance for fans an players alike now. This could be a great season for us! UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 20

7:45am Mon 25 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

Hugothepug wrote:
saraman wrote:
Gee Whizz Will, league 2? That's a bit of a come down. You should tear them apart at that level. Good luck Will.
Agreed - he should do well at that level. He needs to rebuild his career after a stuttering few years. Needs a good run of games to get fit and get his eye in. Needs to feel like his the main man. Recon he could do a job for a lower level championship side once he's back and fireing on all cylinders. Shame coz I liked Will and always wanted him to do well, mainly to prove all the haters wrong.

Good luck to him I say!
Morning boys, Will had the potential to being as good as Lambert was for Saints s same sort off players, I for one was excited when we signed him, but unfortunately for Will he suffered a horrific injury and there was always a breakdown in his recovery, saying that I was surprised when he was finally fit near the end off the season we decided to let him leave, if anyone deserves a injury free season it's Hoskins, good luck Will at Oxford.

Lopez says Adrian a good player and a goal scorer that will me, hope to see him at Swindon, hope there is news about the right back from Cork this week, our squad is coming together nicely to push on to challenge any team in this league,
Up the Albion!!
[quote][p][bold]Hugothepug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: Gee Whizz Will, league 2? That's a bit of a come down. You should tear them apart at that level. Good luck Will.[/p][/quote]Agreed - he should do well at that level. He needs to rebuild his career after a stuttering few years. Needs a good run of games to get fit and get his eye in. Needs to feel like his the main man. Recon he could do a job for a lower level championship side once he's back and fireing on all cylinders. Shame coz I liked Will and always wanted him to do well, mainly to prove all the haters wrong. Good luck to him I say![/p][/quote]Morning boys, Will had the potential to being as good as Lambert was for Saints s same sort off players, I for one was excited when we signed him, but unfortunately for Will he suffered a horrific injury and there was always a breakdown in his recovery, saying that I was surprised when he was finally fit near the end off the season we decided to let him leave, if anyone deserves a injury free season it's Hoskins, good luck Will at Oxford. Lopez says Adrian a good player and a goal scorer that will me, hope to see him at Swindon, hope there is news about the right back from Cork this week, our squad is coming together nicely to push on to challenge any team in this league, Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 22

8:09am Mon 25 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

Seems more are interested in th comments about Will Hoskins at the END of the piece!! As to our new Spanish guy--we will have to see and pass judgement once he has played a few games---but 4 goals last season is not exactly á born goal scorer´!!
Seems more are interested in th comments about Will Hoskins at the END of the piece!! As to our new Spanish guy--we will have to see and pass judgement once he has played a few games---but 4 goals last season is not exactly á born goal scorer´!! mikeygit
  • Score: -12

8:21am Mon 25 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

Peppers I wrote:
Not sure about this fella. I am sure he has plenty of ability and looks like he can notch a few goals but a quick look at soccer ways stats tells us he has been sidelined 4 times since April 2013 all with the hamstring. The last bout only ending in July. Let's hope we haven't got another crock who will want paying whilst permanently in the sick bay.
morning, most players pick up hamstring injurys especially the players who have a lot of pace, he must be fit to pass a medical, let's forget about his stats in Spain and judge him wearing his stripe shirt, we knew nothing about Leo when he arrived and he obviously turned out to be brilliant for us,
Up the Albion !!
[quote][p][bold]Peppers I[/bold] wrote: Not sure about this fella. I am sure he has plenty of ability and looks like he can notch a few goals but a quick look at soccer ways stats tells us he has been sidelined 4 times since April 2013 all with the hamstring. The last bout only ending in July. Let's hope we haven't got another crock who will want paying whilst permanently in the sick bay.[/p][/quote]morning, most players pick up hamstring injurys especially the players who have a lot of pace, he must be fit to pass a medical, let's forget about his stats in Spain and judge him wearing his stripe shirt, we knew nothing about Leo when he arrived and he obviously turned out to be brilliant for us, Up the Albion !! JeffLomer
  • Score: 20

8:56am Mon 25 Aug 14

Sheil says...

So great to see how upbeat & positive posters are now-after reading such "tosh" about TB selling the club which really was incredible when one considers he goes to away games travelling on the train with supporters
which goes to show how "blue" runs thru' his veins!

UTA .........wonder how the odds are dropping on us getting promotion now?
So great to see how upbeat & positive posters are now-after reading such "tosh" about TB selling the club which really was incredible when one considers he goes to away games travelling on the train with supporters which goes to show how "blue" runs thru' his veins! UTA .........wonder how the odds are dropping on us getting promotion now? Sheil
  • Score: 6

9:38am Mon 25 Aug 14

arc12 says...

'Not a replacement for Ulloa' - sounds like there still might be another player in the pipeline! It would be great to have a few more options and although I don't want to see us go route one, having another taller forward would give ore options for crosses etc.

On Saturday we had some great play but the wingers and full backs looked reluctant to swing in crosses as we had very little aerial threat so I think just one more addition of a target man would give us a great variety through midfield to upfront.

Things looking much more positive now - Welcome Adrian!
'Not a replacement for Ulloa' - sounds like there still might be another player in the pipeline! It would be great to have a few more options and although I don't want to see us go route one, having another taller forward would give ore options for crosses etc. On Saturday we had some great play but the wingers and full backs looked reluctant to swing in crosses as we had very little aerial threat so I think just one more addition of a target man would give us a great variety through midfield to upfront. Things looking much more positive now - Welcome Adrian! arc12
  • Score: 11

9:48am Mon 25 Aug 14

OldGull says...

Sheil wrote:
So great to see how upbeat & positive posters are now-after reading such "tosh" about TB selling the club which really was incredible when one considers he goes to away games travelling on the train with supporters
which goes to show how "blue" runs thru' his veins!

UTA .........wonder how the odds are dropping on us getting promotion now?
Odds have dropped from 11-1 to 7-1
I took 11 when I heard about our new signings last monday
[quote][p][bold]Sheil[/bold] wrote: So great to see how upbeat & positive posters are now-after reading such "tosh" about TB selling the club which really was incredible when one considers he goes to away games travelling on the train with supporters which goes to show how "blue" runs thru' his veins! UTA .........wonder how the odds are dropping on us getting promotion now?[/p][/quote]Odds have dropped from 11-1 to 7-1 I took 11 when I heard about our new signings last monday OldGull
  • Score: 0

10:11am Mon 25 Aug 14

Peppers I says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Peppers I wrote:
Not sure about this fella. I am sure he has plenty of ability and looks like he can notch a few goals but a quick look at soccer ways stats tells us he has been sidelined 4 times since April 2013 all with the hamstring. The last bout only ending in July. Let's hope we haven't got another crock who will want paying whilst permanently in the sick bay.
morning, most players pick up hamstring injurys especially the players who have a lot of pace, he must be fit to pass a medical, let's forget about his stats in Spain and judge him wearing his stripe shirt, we knew nothing about Leo when he arrived and he obviously turned out to be brilliant for us,
Up the Albion !!
You are correct most players do pick up hamstrings but not 4 times in 15 months. I am not downgrading the signing lets hope he turns out to be very good but there must be a worry. You can pass a medical even if you have had problems in the past, it doesn't mean the problem is cured.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peppers I[/bold] wrote: Not sure about this fella. I am sure he has plenty of ability and looks like he can notch a few goals but a quick look at soccer ways stats tells us he has been sidelined 4 times since April 2013 all with the hamstring. The last bout only ending in July. Let's hope we haven't got another crock who will want paying whilst permanently in the sick bay.[/p][/quote]morning, most players pick up hamstring injurys especially the players who have a lot of pace, he must be fit to pass a medical, let's forget about his stats in Spain and judge him wearing his stripe shirt, we knew nothing about Leo when he arrived and he obviously turned out to be brilliant for us, Up the Albion !![/p][/quote]You are correct most players do pick up hamstrings but not 4 times in 15 months. I am not downgrading the signing lets hope he turns out to be very good but there must be a worry. You can pass a medical even if you have had problems in the past, it doesn't mean the problem is cured. Peppers I
  • Score: -7

10:12am Mon 25 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

OldGull wrote:
Sheil wrote:
So great to see how upbeat & positive posters are now-after reading such "tosh" about TB selling the club which really was incredible when one considers he goes to away games travelling on the train with supporters
which goes to show how "blue" runs thru' his veins!

UTA .........wonder how the odds are dropping on us getting promotion now?
Odds have dropped from 11-1 to 7-1
I took 11 when I heard about our new signings last monday
Very shrewd Oldgull, I think all these new additions have our squad capable to push on for another great season!!
Burke been busy and done a fantastic job for someone who's meant to be rubbish at his job, once again he's proved the half full brigade wrong!!
Excting times a head Oldgull,
Up the Albion!!
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sheil[/bold] wrote: So great to see how upbeat & positive posters are now-after reading such "tosh" about TB selling the club which really was incredible when one considers he goes to away games travelling on the train with supporters which goes to show how "blue" runs thru' his veins! UTA .........wonder how the odds are dropping on us getting promotion now?[/p][/quote]Odds have dropped from 11-1 to 7-1 I took 11 when I heard about our new signings last monday[/p][/quote]Very shrewd Oldgull, I think all these new additions have our squad capable to push on for another great season!! Burke been busy and done a fantastic job for someone who's meant to be rubbish at his job, once again he's proved the half full brigade wrong!! Excting times a head Oldgull, Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 10

10:20am Mon 25 Aug 14

Sheil says...

Thanks Old Gull! Better get on soon then!
Thanks Old Gull! Better get on soon then! Sheil
  • Score: 3

10:23am Mon 25 Aug 14

Old Shoreham Road says...

Yesterday, the 24th, Brian Owen posted Colunga was a free agent, today he was declared as having signed for an undisclosed fee! Which is correct?
Yesterday, the 24th, Brian Owen posted Colunga was a free agent, today he was declared as having signed for an undisclosed fee! Which is correct? Old Shoreham Road
  • Score: 4

10:33am Mon 25 Aug 14

Gee Jay says...

Old Shoreham Road wrote:
Yesterday, the 24th, Brian Owen posted Colunga was a free agent, today he was declared as having signed for an undisclosed fee! Which is correct?
An undisclosed fee could be zero, but maybe fees go to player and agent.
Sounds like another piece of good business, keeping most of the capital from our sales in the bank for when it's needed.
[quote][p][bold]Old Shoreham Road[/bold] wrote: Yesterday, the 24th, Brian Owen posted Colunga was a free agent, today he was declared as having signed for an undisclosed fee! Which is correct?[/p][/quote]An undisclosed fee could be zero, but maybe fees go to player and agent. Sounds like another piece of good business, keeping most of the capital from our sales in the bank for when it's needed. Gee Jay
  • Score: 6

10:46am Mon 25 Aug 14

Quiterie says...

Peppers I wrote:
Not sure about this fella. I am sure he has plenty of ability and looks like he can notch a few goals but a quick look at soccer ways stats tells us he has been sidelined 4 times since April 2013 all with the hamstring. The last bout only ending in July. Let's hope we haven't got another crock who will want paying whilst permanently in the sick bay.
His last lay off was actually an abductor foot injury. Soccerways has that wrong. They tend to put nearly every injury as 'hamstring'.

Not entirely sure about this guy. Sounds ok, but not really the 'marquee' signing we were all hoping for. If it means there is less to spend on Ulloa's true replacement, then might not be the best way to allocate the transfer kitty. Has he had a proper pre-season? If not could be weeks before he's ready to make an impact.

Anyway, welcome Adrian and good luck.
[quote][p][bold]Peppers I[/bold] wrote: Not sure about this fella. I am sure he has plenty of ability and looks like he can notch a few goals but a quick look at soccer ways stats tells us he has been sidelined 4 times since April 2013 all with the hamstring. The last bout only ending in July. Let's hope we haven't got another crock who will want paying whilst permanently in the sick bay.[/p][/quote]His last lay off was actually an abductor foot injury. Soccerways has that wrong. They tend to put nearly every injury as 'hamstring'. Not entirely sure about this guy. Sounds ok, but not really the 'marquee' signing we were all hoping for. If it means there is less to spend on Ulloa's true replacement, then might not be the best way to allocate the transfer kitty. Has he had a proper pre-season? If not could be weeks before he's ready to make an impact. Anyway, welcome Adrian and good luck. Quiterie
  • Score: 1

10:59am Mon 25 Aug 14

tinker111 says...

Quiterie wrote:
Peppers I wrote:
Not sure about this fella. I am sure he has plenty of ability and looks like he can notch a few goals but a quick look at soccer ways stats tells us he has been sidelined 4 times since April 2013 all with the hamstring. The last bout only ending in July. Let's hope we haven't got another crock who will want paying whilst permanently in the sick bay.
His last lay off was actually an abductor foot injury. Soccerways has that wrong. They tend to put nearly every injury as 'hamstring'.

Not entirely sure about this guy. Sounds ok, but not really the 'marquee' signing we were all hoping for. If it means there is less to spend on Ulloa's true replacement, then might not be the best way to allocate the transfer kitty. Has he had a proper pre-season? If not could be weeks before he's ready to make an impact.

Anyway, welcome Adrian and good luck.
not sure about money spent Argus ststed at first he was a free agent ????? did the club see him on Y TUBE ?? any way has to be better than O'Grady
[quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peppers I[/bold] wrote: Not sure about this fella. I am sure he has plenty of ability and looks like he can notch a few goals but a quick look at soccer ways stats tells us he has been sidelined 4 times since April 2013 all with the hamstring. The last bout only ending in July. Let's hope we haven't got another crock who will want paying whilst permanently in the sick bay.[/p][/quote]His last lay off was actually an abductor foot injury. Soccerways has that wrong. They tend to put nearly every injury as 'hamstring'. Not entirely sure about this guy. Sounds ok, but not really the 'marquee' signing we were all hoping for. If it means there is less to spend on Ulloa's true replacement, then might not be the best way to allocate the transfer kitty. Has he had a proper pre-season? If not could be weeks before he's ready to make an impact. Anyway, welcome Adrian and good luck.[/p][/quote]not sure about money spent Argus ststed at first he was a free agent ????? did the club see him on Y TUBE ?? any way has to be better than O'Grady tinker111
  • Score: -7

11:11am Mon 25 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Sheil wrote:
So great to see how upbeat & positive posters are now-after reading such "tosh" about TB selling the club which really was incredible when one considers he goes to away games travelling on the train with supporters
which goes to show how "blue" runs thru' his veins!

UTA .........wonder how the odds are dropping on us getting promotion now?
Well all the danger signs are there, selling off the prize assets and replacing them with cheap injury prone players that most clubs don't look twice at. So far 2 wins and 2 defeats against 4 poor teams is an indifferent return and Bloom probably hopes this is enough to keep the supporters onside. The reality is we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc who have spent wisely and bought the players to ensure promotion. I think Bloom is doing a great job of managing to fool all of the people some of the time judging by yours and many other posts.
[quote][p][bold]Sheil[/bold] wrote: So great to see how upbeat & positive posters are now-after reading such "tosh" about TB selling the club which really was incredible when one considers he goes to away games travelling on the train with supporters which goes to show how "blue" runs thru' his veins! UTA .........wonder how the odds are dropping on us getting promotion now?[/p][/quote]Well all the danger signs are there, selling off the prize assets and replacing them with cheap injury prone players that most clubs don't look twice at. So far 2 wins and 2 defeats against 4 poor teams is an indifferent return and Bloom probably hopes this is enough to keep the supporters onside. The reality is we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc who have spent wisely and bought the players to ensure promotion. I think Bloom is doing a great job of managing to fool all of the people some of the time judging by yours and many other posts. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -14

11:20am Mon 25 Aug 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Let's not indulge the Mayfield Sneaker.
Let's not indulge the Mayfield Sneaker. Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 11

11:28am Mon 25 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Let's not indulge the Mayfield Sneaker.
Wise words!!
Up the Albion!!
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Let's not indulge the Mayfield Sneaker.[/p][/quote]Wise words!! Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 11

11:28am Mon 25 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Let's not indulge the Mayfield Sneaker.
SSI,
Do you know what I found most annoying about his post? The use of the phrase: "we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc"
Why not just say Derby, Forest, Bournemouth and Norwich? How many 'Derbys" are there? How many 'Bournemouths"? (etc etc.)
There is only one of each! Sorry but it's a grammatical rant that annoys me intensely in 'football speak'.
Won't comment on his viewpoint -it's rarely worth it anyway.
Will post my own thoughts in a moment - feel free to comment!
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Let's not indulge the Mayfield Sneaker.[/p][/quote]SSI, Do you know what I found most annoying about his post? The use of the phrase: "we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc" Why not just say Derby, Forest, Bournemouth and Norwich? How many 'Derbys" are there? How many 'Bournemouths"? (etc etc.) There is only one of each! Sorry but it's a grammatical rant that annoys me intensely in 'football speak'. Won't comment on his viewpoint -it's rarely worth it anyway. Will post my own thoughts in a moment - feel free to comment! Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 4

11:28am Mon 25 Aug 14

championshipgull says...

Hugothepug wrote:
saraman wrote:
Gee Whizz Will, league 2? That's a bit of a come down. You should tear them apart at that level. Good luck Will.
Agreed - he should do well at that level. He needs to rebuild his career after a stuttering few years. Needs a good run of games to get fit and get his eye in. Needs to feel like his the main man. Recon he could do a job for a lower level championship side once he's back and fireing on all cylinders. Shame coz I liked Will and always wanted him to do well, mainly to prove all the haters wrong.

Good luck to him I say!
Nice tweet from Will to us this morning. If luck evens itself out, he’ll do well at Oxford. I hope so.

"Will ‏@W_Hoskins
A special thank you to all the fans at Brighton. Through my unfortunate unlucky time there you stuck by me and I'm grateful for that."
[quote][p][bold]Hugothepug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: Gee Whizz Will, league 2? That's a bit of a come down. You should tear them apart at that level. Good luck Will.[/p][/quote]Agreed - he should do well at that level. He needs to rebuild his career after a stuttering few years. Needs a good run of games to get fit and get his eye in. Needs to feel like his the main man. Recon he could do a job for a lower level championship side once he's back and fireing on all cylinders. Shame coz I liked Will and always wanted him to do well, mainly to prove all the haters wrong. Good luck to him I say![/p][/quote]Nice tweet from Will to us this morning. If luck evens itself out, he’ll do well at Oxford. I hope so. "Will ‏@W_Hoskins A special thank you to all the fans at Brighton. Through my unfortunate unlucky time there you stuck by me and I'm grateful for that." championshipgull
  • Score: 13

11:36am Mon 25 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Right, So I"m reserving judgement on this guy. I know little about him and that doesn't automatically make him useless, although his scoring stats don't fill me with rabid enthusiasm.
Interesting the Argus has him scoring 36 goals 'in total' in La Liga but the figures I've seen put that at around a goal every 4 games which doesn't (IMHO) make him a "born goalscorer"? (17 in 82 games for Getafe)
I"m assuming The Argus thought that putting his goals into context would kill the headline and discredit David's quotes?
Happy to give him a chance, but I'm marking time..
Right, So I"m reserving judgement on this guy. I know little about him and that doesn't automatically make him useless, although his scoring stats don't fill me with rabid enthusiasm. Interesting the Argus has him scoring 36 goals 'in total' in La Liga but the figures I've seen put that at around a goal every 4 games which doesn't (IMHO) make him a "born goalscorer"? (17 in 82 games for Getafe) I"m assuming The Argus thought that putting his goals into context would kill the headline and discredit David's quotes? Happy to give him a chance, but I'm marking time.. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 2

12:00pm Mon 25 Aug 14

dave from bexill says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Sheil wrote:
So great to see how upbeat & positive posters are now-after reading such "tosh" about TB selling the club which really was incredible when one considers he goes to away games travelling on the train with supporters
which goes to show how "blue" runs thru' his veins!

UTA .........wonder how the odds are dropping on us getting promotion now?
Well all the danger signs are there, selling off the prize assets and replacing them with cheap injury prone players that most clubs don't look twice at. So far 2 wins and 2 defeats against 4 poor teams is an indifferent return and Bloom probably hopes this is enough to keep the supporters onside. The reality is we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc who have spent wisely and bought the players to ensure promotion. I think Bloom is doing a great job of managing to fool all of the people some of the time judging by yours and many other posts.
So,thats four teams you seem to have mentioned. Only three teams can get promoted, so pray, which one of the above has wasted their money?
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sheil[/bold] wrote: So great to see how upbeat & positive posters are now-after reading such "tosh" about TB selling the club which really was incredible when one considers he goes to away games travelling on the train with supporters which goes to show how "blue" runs thru' his veins! UTA .........wonder how the odds are dropping on us getting promotion now?[/p][/quote]Well all the danger signs are there, selling off the prize assets and replacing them with cheap injury prone players that most clubs don't look twice at. So far 2 wins and 2 defeats against 4 poor teams is an indifferent return and Bloom probably hopes this is enough to keep the supporters onside. The reality is we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc who have spent wisely and bought the players to ensure promotion. I think Bloom is doing a great job of managing to fool all of the people some of the time judging by yours and many other posts.[/p][/quote]So,thats four teams you seem to have mentioned. Only three teams can get promoted, so pray, which one of the above has wasted their money? dave from bexill
  • Score: 1

12:04pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Gazza by the sea says...

Sky were suggesting a fee of around £1m last night........
Sky were suggesting a fee of around £1m last night........ Gazza by the sea
  • Score: 1

12:12pm Mon 25 Aug 14

mark5 says...

JeffLomer wrote:
OldGull wrote:
Sheil wrote:
So great to see how upbeat & positive posters are now-after reading such "tosh" about TB selling the club which really was incredible when one considers he goes to away games travelling on the train with supporters
which goes to show how "blue" runs thru' his veins!

UTA .........wonder how the odds are dropping on us getting promotion now?
Odds have dropped from 11-1 to 7-1
I took 11 when I heard about our new signings last monday
Very shrewd Oldgull, I think all these new additions have our squad capable to push on for another great season!!
Burke been busy and done a fantastic job for someone who's meant to be rubbish at his job, once again he's proved the half full brigade wrong!!
Excting times a head Oldgull,
Up the Albion!!
You are right. The absolute venom and negativity thrown at our management team over the last few weeks was shameful. Yes, I get why some supporters were worried about the apparent lack of activity but I could never understand the basis of the "Bloom wants out" mindset!! I posted time and time again that we must be patient and that if Bloom said we would be happy by the end of the window, then we would and I am!! I would say to some that "I told you so" , but that would sound smug and I am not. I just trust the fact that the three B's are building a solid, professional football club, in the right way, that will be in the Premiership in the next few years and will stay there, and not crash and burn, like so many clubs have and will continue to do in the future. I run a business myself and you cannot just "buy" long term success. You have to build a proper infrastructure as a foundation for it and that is what the club are doing and they are doing a top job of it. In the meantime, I am just enjoying the new signings, the implementation of a new style of play and another exciting year ahead. So, not much to worry about now, just enjoy! UTA.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sheil[/bold] wrote: So great to see how upbeat & positive posters are now-after reading such "tosh" about TB selling the club which really was incredible when one considers he goes to away games travelling on the train with supporters which goes to show how "blue" runs thru' his veins! UTA .........wonder how the odds are dropping on us getting promotion now?[/p][/quote]Odds have dropped from 11-1 to 7-1 I took 11 when I heard about our new signings last monday[/p][/quote]Very shrewd Oldgull, I think all these new additions have our squad capable to push on for another great season!! Burke been busy and done a fantastic job for someone who's meant to be rubbish at his job, once again he's proved the half full brigade wrong!! Excting times a head Oldgull, Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]You are right. The absolute venom and negativity thrown at our management team over the last few weeks was shameful. Yes, I get why some supporters were worried about the apparent lack of activity but I could never understand the basis of the "Bloom wants out" mindset!! I posted time and time again that we must be patient and that if Bloom said we would be happy by the end of the window, then we would and I am!! I would say to some that "I told you so" , but that would sound smug and I am not. I just trust the fact that the three B's are building a solid, professional football club, in the right way, that will be in the Premiership in the next few years and will stay there, and not crash and burn, like so many clubs have and will continue to do in the future. I run a business myself and you cannot just "buy" long term success. You have to build a proper infrastructure as a foundation for it and that is what the club are doing and they are doing a top job of it. In the meantime, I am just enjoying the new signings, the implementation of a new style of play and another exciting year ahead. So, not much to worry about now, just enjoy! UTA. mark5
  • Score: 9

12:24pm Mon 25 Aug 14

mark5 says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Sheil wrote:
So great to see how upbeat & positive posters are now-after reading such "tosh" about TB selling the club which really was incredible when one considers he goes to away games travelling on the train with supporters
which goes to show how "blue" runs thru' his veins!

UTA .........wonder how the odds are dropping on us getting promotion now?
Well all the danger signs are there, selling off the prize assets and replacing them with cheap injury prone players that most clubs don't look twice at. So far 2 wins and 2 defeats against 4 poor teams is an indifferent return and Bloom probably hopes this is enough to keep the supporters onside. The reality is we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc who have spent wisely and bought the players to ensure promotion. I think Bloom is doing a great job of managing to fool all of the people some of the time judging by yours and many other posts.
Oh Mayfield!! I preferred it when your posts were amusing! They have dropped off in quality recently and that saddens me. They have become too pointed and less clever. We all know you are a WUM, but the content style is beginning to fail you. Back to the classroom for a while for you and I await more clever offerings in the near future!
On a serious note, I fully expect us to be competing with Derby,Forest and Norwich come next May and expect us also to be above Bournemouth by several places too!
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sheil[/bold] wrote: So great to see how upbeat & positive posters are now-after reading such "tosh" about TB selling the club which really was incredible when one considers he goes to away games travelling on the train with supporters which goes to show how "blue" runs thru' his veins! UTA .........wonder how the odds are dropping on us getting promotion now?[/p][/quote]Well all the danger signs are there, selling off the prize assets and replacing them with cheap injury prone players that most clubs don't look twice at. So far 2 wins and 2 defeats against 4 poor teams is an indifferent return and Bloom probably hopes this is enough to keep the supporters onside. The reality is we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc who have spent wisely and bought the players to ensure promotion. I think Bloom is doing a great job of managing to fool all of the people some of the time judging by yours and many other posts.[/p][/quote]Oh Mayfield!! I preferred it when your posts were amusing! They have dropped off in quality recently and that saddens me. They have become too pointed and less clever. We all know you are a WUM, but the content style is beginning to fail you. Back to the classroom for a while for you and I await more clever offerings in the near future! On a serious note, I fully expect us to be competing with Derby,Forest and Norwich come next May and expect us also to be above Bournemouth by several places too! mark5
  • Score: 5

12:26pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Major Bloodboil says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Let's not indulge the Mayfield Sneaker.
SSI,
Do you know what I found most annoying about his post? The use of the phrase: "we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc"
Why not just say Derby, Forest, Bournemouth and Norwich? How many 'Derbys" are there? How many 'Bournemouths"? (etc etc.)
There is only one of each! Sorry but it's a grammatical rant that annoys me intensely in 'football speak'.
Won't comment on his viewpoint -it's rarely worth it anyway.
Will post my own thoughts in a moment - feel free to comment!
Grammatical comments eh? Why stop with the one you have quoted as there are plenty on display every day e.g. 'there' for 'they're'; 'would of' instead of 'would have' (there is no verb 'to of'); 'your' instead of 'you're'; one contributor uses 'off' instead of 'of' - the list is endless! That said, this is a site to comment about football and it's not an English test site and thus as long as we can understand what is being said then I guess it doesn't matter much...or does it?

I am very pleased for Will Hoskins and hope he sets the league on fire. As for Adrian; if he plays alongside CMS then that could be a potent strike force. It remains to be seen. In the meantime I am absolutely delighted with the new additions and happily take back my previous criticism. I just wish we had had more communication from the club as I guess even the most optimistic of us were harbouring doubts. COYB
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Let's not indulge the Mayfield Sneaker.[/p][/quote]SSI, Do you know what I found most annoying about his post? The use of the phrase: "we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc" Why not just say Derby, Forest, Bournemouth and Norwich? How many 'Derbys" are there? How many 'Bournemouths"? (etc etc.) There is only one of each! Sorry but it's a grammatical rant that annoys me intensely in 'football speak'. Won't comment on his viewpoint -it's rarely worth it anyway. Will post my own thoughts in a moment - feel free to comment![/p][/quote]Grammatical comments eh? Why stop with the one you have quoted as there are plenty on display every day e.g. 'there' for 'they're'; 'would of' instead of 'would have' (there is no verb 'to of'); 'your' instead of 'you're'; one contributor uses 'off' instead of 'of' - the list is endless! That said, this is a site to comment about football and it's not an English test site and thus as long as we can understand what is being said then I guess it doesn't matter much...or does it? I am very pleased for Will Hoskins and hope he sets the league on fire. As for Adrian; if he plays alongside CMS then that could be a potent strike force. It remains to be seen. In the meantime I am absolutely delighted with the new additions and happily take back my previous criticism. I just wish we had had more communication from the club as I guess even the most optimistic of us were harbouring doubts. COYB Major Bloodboil
  • Score: 2

12:27pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

dave from bexill wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Sheil wrote:
So great to see how upbeat & positive posters are now-after reading such "tosh" about TB selling the club which really was incredible when one considers he goes to away games travelling on the train with supporters
which goes to show how "blue" runs thru' his veins!

UTA .........wonder how the odds are dropping on us getting promotion now?
Well all the danger signs are there, selling off the prize assets and replacing them with cheap injury prone players that most clubs don't look twice at. So far 2 wins and 2 defeats against 4 poor teams is an indifferent return and Bloom probably hopes this is enough to keep the supporters onside. The reality is we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc who have spent wisely and bought the players to ensure promotion. I think Bloom is doing a great job of managing to fool all of the people some of the time judging by yours and many other posts.
So,thats four teams you seem to have mentioned. Only three teams can get promoted, so pray, which one of the above has wasted their money?
None of them. Whoever doesn't go up this season will simply go up next season instead. On the subject of wasting money though, a million is a waste on this Spanish bloke and half a million on OGrady is a terrible waste.
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sheil[/bold] wrote: So great to see how upbeat & positive posters are now-after reading such "tosh" about TB selling the club which really was incredible when one considers he goes to away games travelling on the train with supporters which goes to show how "blue" runs thru' his veins! UTA .........wonder how the odds are dropping on us getting promotion now?[/p][/quote]Well all the danger signs are there, selling off the prize assets and replacing them with cheap injury prone players that most clubs don't look twice at. So far 2 wins and 2 defeats against 4 poor teams is an indifferent return and Bloom probably hopes this is enough to keep the supporters onside. The reality is we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc who have spent wisely and bought the players to ensure promotion. I think Bloom is doing a great job of managing to fool all of the people some of the time judging by yours and many other posts.[/p][/quote]So,thats four teams you seem to have mentioned. Only three teams can get promoted, so pray, which one of the above has wasted their money?[/p][/quote]None of them. Whoever doesn't go up this season will simply go up next season instead. On the subject of wasting money though, a million is a waste on this Spanish bloke and half a million on OGrady is a terrible waste. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -7

12:36pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Quiterie says...

tinker111 wrote:
Quiterie wrote:
Peppers I wrote:
Not sure about this fella. I am sure he has plenty of ability and looks like he can notch a few goals but a quick look at soccer ways stats tells us he has been sidelined 4 times since April 2013 all with the hamstring. The last bout only ending in July. Let's hope we haven't got another crock who will want paying whilst permanently in the sick bay.
His last lay off was actually an abductor foot injury. Soccerways has that wrong. They tend to put nearly every injury as 'hamstring'.

Not entirely sure about this guy. Sounds ok, but not really the 'marquee' signing we were all hoping for. If it means there is less to spend on Ulloa's true replacement, then might not be the best way to allocate the transfer kitty. Has he had a proper pre-season? If not could be weeks before he's ready to make an impact.

Anyway, welcome Adrian and good luck.
not sure about money spent Argus ststed at first he was a free agent ????? did the club see him on Y TUBE ?? any way has to be better than O'Grady
I was thinking more of the wages/signing on fee/agents fee......
[quote][p][bold]tinker111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peppers I[/bold] wrote: Not sure about this fella. I am sure he has plenty of ability and looks like he can notch a few goals but a quick look at soccer ways stats tells us he has been sidelined 4 times since April 2013 all with the hamstring. The last bout only ending in July. Let's hope we haven't got another crock who will want paying whilst permanently in the sick bay.[/p][/quote]His last lay off was actually an abductor foot injury. Soccerways has that wrong. They tend to put nearly every injury as 'hamstring'. Not entirely sure about this guy. Sounds ok, but not really the 'marquee' signing we were all hoping for. If it means there is less to spend on Ulloa's true replacement, then might not be the best way to allocate the transfer kitty. Has he had a proper pre-season? If not could be weeks before he's ready to make an impact. Anyway, welcome Adrian and good luck.[/p][/quote]not sure about money spent Argus ststed at first he was a free agent ????? did the club see him on Y TUBE ?? any way has to be better than O'Grady[/p][/quote]I was thinking more of the wages/signing on fee/agents fee...... Quiterie
  • Score: 1

1:04pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Major Bloodboil wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Let's not indulge the Mayfield Sneaker.
SSI,
Do you know what I found most annoying about his post? The use of the phrase: "we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc"
Why not just say Derby, Forest, Bournemouth and Norwich? How many 'Derbys" are there? How many 'Bournemouths"? (etc etc.)
There is only one of each! Sorry but it's a grammatical rant that annoys me intensely in 'football speak'.
Won't comment on his viewpoint -it's rarely worth it anyway.
Will post my own thoughts in a moment - feel free to comment!
Grammatical comments eh? Why stop with the one you have quoted as there are plenty on display every day e.g. 'there' for 'they're'; 'would of' instead of 'would have' (there is no verb 'to of'); 'your' instead of 'you're'; one contributor uses 'off' instead of 'of' - the list is endless! That said, this is a site to comment about football and it's not an English test site and thus as long as we can understand what is being said then I guess it doesn't matter much...or does it?

I am very pleased for Will Hoskins and hope he sets the league on fire. As for Adrian; if he plays alongside CMS then that could be a potent strike force. It remains to be seen. In the meantime I am absolutely delighted with the new additions and happily take back my previous criticism. I just wish we had had more communication from the club as I guess even the most optimistic of us were harbouring doubts. COYB
Yes it does matter but let's move on.
One point I agree with is your view of the club's public approach. There seems an assumption that fans only need to know so much and there are too many options for fans to conjure conspiracy theories from silence. (Including at times, me)
Generally speaking, I think they're doing a solid, sensible job, i just wish they'd open the door more often to let us see in.
[quote][p][bold]Major Bloodboil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Let's not indulge the Mayfield Sneaker.[/p][/quote]SSI, Do you know what I found most annoying about his post? The use of the phrase: "we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc" Why not just say Derby, Forest, Bournemouth and Norwich? How many 'Derbys" are there? How many 'Bournemouths"? (etc etc.) There is only one of each! Sorry but it's a grammatical rant that annoys me intensely in 'football speak'. Won't comment on his viewpoint -it's rarely worth it anyway. Will post my own thoughts in a moment - feel free to comment![/p][/quote]Grammatical comments eh? Why stop with the one you have quoted as there are plenty on display every day e.g. 'there' for 'they're'; 'would of' instead of 'would have' (there is no verb 'to of'); 'your' instead of 'you're'; one contributor uses 'off' instead of 'of' - the list is endless! That said, this is a site to comment about football and it's not an English test site and thus as long as we can understand what is being said then I guess it doesn't matter much...or does it? I am very pleased for Will Hoskins and hope he sets the league on fire. As for Adrian; if he plays alongside CMS then that could be a potent strike force. It remains to be seen. In the meantime I am absolutely delighted with the new additions and happily take back my previous criticism. I just wish we had had more communication from the club as I guess even the most optimistic of us were harbouring doubts. COYB[/p][/quote]Yes it does matter but let's move on. One point I agree with is your view of the club's public approach. There seems an assumption that fans only need to know so much and there are too many options for fans to conjure conspiracy theories from silence. (Including at times, me) Generally speaking, I think they're doing a solid, sensible job, i just wish they'd open the door more often to let us see in. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 4

1:24pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Chi Gull says...

Plenty of people (aside from the trolls) already having a big downer on O'Grady. Let's face it CMS looked fairly ordinary against Cheltenham. We haven't seen O'Grady with our new midfield and he might look very different in that situation. It's early days and the side are still adapting to Sami's style of play. CMS looked a player reborn on Saturday.
Plenty of people (aside from the trolls) already having a big downer on O'Grady. Let's face it CMS looked fairly ordinary against Cheltenham. We haven't seen O'Grady with our new midfield and he might look very different in that situation. It's early days and the side are still adapting to Sami's style of play. CMS looked a player reborn on Saturday. Chi Gull
  • Score: 7

1:47pm Mon 25 Aug 14

mickagull says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Let's not indulge the Mayfield Sneaker.
SSI,
Do you know what I found most annoying about his post? The use of the phrase: "we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc"
Why not just say Derby, Forest, Bournemouth and Norwich? How many 'Derbys" are there? How many 'Bournemouths"? (etc etc.)
There is only one of each! Sorry but it's a grammatical rant that annoys me intensely in 'football speak'.
Won't comment on his viewpoint -it's rarely worth it anyway.
Will post my own thoughts in a moment - feel free to comment!
Hi Albion in Staffs, please can you tell me how many Staffs there are. Lol
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Let's not indulge the Mayfield Sneaker.[/p][/quote]SSI, Do you know what I found most annoying about his post? The use of the phrase: "we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc" Why not just say Derby, Forest, Bournemouth and Norwich? How many 'Derbys" are there? How many 'Bournemouths"? (etc etc.) There is only one of each! Sorry but it's a grammatical rant that annoys me intensely in 'football speak'. Won't comment on his viewpoint -it's rarely worth it anyway. Will post my own thoughts in a moment - feel free to comment![/p][/quote]Hi Albion in Staffs, please can you tell me how many Staffs there are. Lol mickagull
  • Score: 0

1:52pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Quiterie says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Major Bloodboil wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Let's not indulge the Mayfield Sneaker.
SSI,
Do you know what I found most annoying about his post? The use of the phrase: "we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc"
Why not just say Derby, Forest, Bournemouth and Norwich? How many 'Derbys" are there? How many 'Bournemouths"? (etc etc.)
There is only one of each! Sorry but it's a grammatical rant that annoys me intensely in 'football speak'.
Won't comment on his viewpoint -it's rarely worth it anyway.
Will post my own thoughts in a moment - feel free to comment!
Grammatical comments eh? Why stop with the one you have quoted as there are plenty on display every day e.g. 'there' for 'they're'; 'would of' instead of 'would have' (there is no verb 'to of'); 'your' instead of 'you're'; one contributor uses 'off' instead of 'of' - the list is endless! That said, this is a site to comment about football and it's not an English test site and thus as long as we can understand what is being said then I guess it doesn't matter much...or does it?

I am very pleased for Will Hoskins and hope he sets the league on fire. As for Adrian; if he plays alongside CMS then that could be a potent strike force. It remains to be seen. In the meantime I am absolutely delighted with the new additions and happily take back my previous criticism. I just wish we had had more communication from the club as I guess even the most optimistic of us were harbouring doubts. COYB
Yes it does matter but let's move on.
One point I agree with is your view of the club's public approach. There seems an assumption that fans only need to know so much and there are too many options for fans to conjure conspiracy theories from silence. (Including at times, me)
Generally speaking, I think they're doing a solid, sensible job, i just wish they'd open the door more often to let us see in.
I don't entirely agree about the communication issue. No club gives a running commentary on their transfer dealings. It would be crazy if they did. The club have obviously decided they'll use certain platforms to communicate with the fans, i.e. the club programme, the club website and the fans forums.

Both Tony Bloom and Paul Barber have written at length about the vision for the club in the first two league match programmes. Just out of interest what sort of additional information are you looking for?

By the way, if you have any specific question then try emailing Paul Barber. I did just that a couple of weeks ago to ask about the drop in season ticket sales. I sent the email at 7pm on a Monday evening and he replied at around 9:15pm the same evening. And it wasn't just a one line response, it was a lengthy reply that fully addressed the issues I had raised. I sent a follow up question a couple of days later which he also responded to the same day. I have to say I was pretty impressed.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Major Bloodboil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Let's not indulge the Mayfield Sneaker.[/p][/quote]SSI, Do you know what I found most annoying about his post? The use of the phrase: "we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc" Why not just say Derby, Forest, Bournemouth and Norwich? How many 'Derbys" are there? How many 'Bournemouths"? (etc etc.) There is only one of each! Sorry but it's a grammatical rant that annoys me intensely in 'football speak'. Won't comment on his viewpoint -it's rarely worth it anyway. Will post my own thoughts in a moment - feel free to comment![/p][/quote]Grammatical comments eh? Why stop with the one you have quoted as there are plenty on display every day e.g. 'there' for 'they're'; 'would of' instead of 'would have' (there is no verb 'to of'); 'your' instead of 'you're'; one contributor uses 'off' instead of 'of' - the list is endless! That said, this is a site to comment about football and it's not an English test site and thus as long as we can understand what is being said then I guess it doesn't matter much...or does it? I am very pleased for Will Hoskins and hope he sets the league on fire. As for Adrian; if he plays alongside CMS then that could be a potent strike force. It remains to be seen. In the meantime I am absolutely delighted with the new additions and happily take back my previous criticism. I just wish we had had more communication from the club as I guess even the most optimistic of us were harbouring doubts. COYB[/p][/quote]Yes it does matter but let's move on. One point I agree with is your view of the club's public approach. There seems an assumption that fans only need to know so much and there are too many options for fans to conjure conspiracy theories from silence. (Including at times, me) Generally speaking, I think they're doing a solid, sensible job, i just wish they'd open the door more often to let us see in.[/p][/quote]I don't entirely agree about the communication issue. No club gives a running commentary on their transfer dealings. It would be crazy if they did. The club have obviously decided they'll use certain platforms to communicate with the fans, i.e. the club programme, the club website and the fans forums. Both Tony Bloom and Paul Barber have written at length about the vision for the club in the first two league match programmes. Just out of interest what sort of additional information are you looking for? By the way, if you have any specific question then try emailing Paul Barber. I did just that a couple of weeks ago to ask about the drop in season ticket sales. I sent the email at 7pm on a Monday evening and he replied at around 9:15pm the same evening. And it wasn't just a one line response, it was a lengthy reply that fully addressed the issues I had raised. I sent a follow up question a couple of days later which he also responded to the same day. I have to say I was pretty impressed. Quiterie
  • Score: 4

1:53pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Max Ripple says...

Chi Gull wrote:
Plenty of people (aside from the trolls) already having a big downer on O'Grady. Let's face it CMS looked fairly ordinary against Cheltenham. We haven't seen O'Grady with our new midfield and he might look very different in that situation. It's early days and the side are still adapting to Sami's style of play. CMS looked a player reborn on Saturday.
Hello all. I agree, CMS has too often looked very ordinary but if you dare criticise him on here the thumbs down come flooding in. I know he was out for most of last season but even with that he hasn't scored many goals for us - well not enough to warrant the £3 million anyway.
COG, well who knows? He might just need to be given a chance to prove himself and fit in with CMS, Tex and/or Colunga. We might end up with a squad without a big front man but lots of guys who can run onto a ball and poke it in the net.
As for the criticism of the board over the summer. Well I have been one of them. I admit that. And personally I think the jury is still out on whether they have done a good job in the last few days. That criticism still might hold in a few weeks if we don't keep up the good results and better looking football of recent days. The proof of the pudding etc......... But we might end up with a very good cheap squad. Or we might end up looking at several players and thinking OMG! Why did we sign these players?
I think we are all waiting with baited breath.
UTA!
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Plenty of people (aside from the trolls) already having a big downer on O'Grady. Let's face it CMS looked fairly ordinary against Cheltenham. We haven't seen O'Grady with our new midfield and he might look very different in that situation. It's early days and the side are still adapting to Sami's style of play. CMS looked a player reborn on Saturday.[/p][/quote]Hello all. I agree, CMS has too often looked very ordinary but if you dare criticise him on here the thumbs down come flooding in. I know he was out for most of last season but even with that he hasn't scored many goals for us - well not enough to warrant the £3 million anyway. COG, well who knows? He might just need to be given a chance to prove himself and fit in with CMS, Tex and/or Colunga. We might end up with a squad without a big front man but lots of guys who can run onto a ball and poke it in the net. As for the criticism of the board over the summer. Well I have been one of them. I admit that. And personally I think the jury is still out on whether they have done a good job in the last few days. That criticism still might hold in a few weeks if we don't keep up the good results and better looking football of recent days. The proof of the pudding etc......... But we might end up with a very good cheap squad. Or we might end up looking at several players and thinking OMG! Why did we sign these players? I think we are all waiting with baited breath. UTA! Max Ripple
  • Score: 2

2:25pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

mickagull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Let's not indulge the Mayfield Sneaker.
SSI,
Do you know what I found most annoying about his post? The use of the phrase: "we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc"
Why not just say Derby, Forest, Bournemouth and Norwich? How many 'Derbys" are there? How many 'Bournemouths"? (etc etc.)
There is only one of each! Sorry but it's a grammatical rant that annoys me intensely in 'football speak'.
Won't comment on his viewpoint -it's rarely worth it anyway.
Will post my own thoughts in a moment - feel free to comment!
Hi Albion in Staffs, please can you tell me how many Staffs there are. Lol
Oh very droll!
[quote][p][bold]mickagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Let's not indulge the Mayfield Sneaker.[/p][/quote]SSI, Do you know what I found most annoying about his post? The use of the phrase: "we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc" Why not just say Derby, Forest, Bournemouth and Norwich? How many 'Derbys" are there? How many 'Bournemouths"? (etc etc.) There is only one of each! Sorry but it's a grammatical rant that annoys me intensely in 'football speak'. Won't comment on his viewpoint -it's rarely worth it anyway. Will post my own thoughts in a moment - feel free to comment![/p][/quote]Hi Albion in Staffs, please can you tell me how many Staffs there are. Lol[/p][/quote]Oh very droll! Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 1

2:36pm Mon 25 Aug 14

saraman says...

I consider grammar to be most important. Some of the postings are so grammatically bad that I need to read them several times in order to understand them. Having said that, we are all guilty of the odd slip occasionally.
Just for a laugh, it's not baited breath, but bated breath. Ones breath is not in a trap, but just held back for a while.
I consider grammar to be most important. Some of the postings are so grammatically bad that I need to read them several times in order to understand them. Having said that, we are all guilty of the odd slip occasionally. Just for a laugh, it's not baited breath, but bated breath. Ones breath is not in a trap, but just held back for a while. saraman
  • Score: 1

2:42pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

saraman wrote:
I consider grammar to be most important. Some of the postings are so grammatically bad that I need to read them several times in order to understand them. Having said that, we are all guilty of the odd slip occasionally.
Just for a laugh, it's not baited breath, but bated breath. Ones breath is not in a trap, but just held back for a while.
Indeed Saraman. Couldn't agree more. Baited breath gets me every time... along with 'bare with me' which, although might be fun if suggested by the right girl, just isn't the same when coming from Freeloaders!!
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: I consider grammar to be most important. Some of the postings are so grammatically bad that I need to read them several times in order to understand them. Having said that, we are all guilty of the odd slip occasionally. Just for a laugh, it's not baited breath, but bated breath. Ones breath is not in a trap, but just held back for a while.[/p][/quote]Indeed Saraman. Couldn't agree more. Baited breath gets me every time... along with 'bare with me' which, although might be fun if suggested by the right girl, just isn't the same when coming from Freeloaders!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 2

2:58pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Far gull says...

Hope this guy turns out to be as successful for us as Leo,plus it keeps out Latin side of things alive.
Changing topic slightly, I see Will Buckley had a good home debut,just out of interest I went to the Sunderland Echo(argus equivalent ) . Most think they have got a steal in Will ,time will tell ( pardon pun) but I do believe he left us to cheap?
Hope this guy turns out to be as successful for us as Leo,plus it keeps out Latin side of things alive. Changing topic slightly, I see Will Buckley had a good home debut,just out of interest I went to the Sunderland Echo(argus equivalent ) . Most think they have got a steal in Will ,time will tell ( pardon pun) but I do believe he left us to cheap? Far gull
  • Score: 0

3:09pm Mon 25 Aug 14

albionbloke says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Let's not indulge the Mayfield Sneaker.
SSI,
Do you know what I found most annoying about his post? The use of the phrase: "we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc"
Why not just say Derby, Forest, Bournemouth and Norwich? How many 'Derbys" are there? How many 'Bournemouths"? (etc etc.)
There is only one of each! Sorry but it's a grammatical rant that annoys me intensely in 'football speak'.
Won't comment on his viewpoint -it's rarely worth it anyway.
Will post my own thoughts in a moment - feel free to comment!
The use of the term -we - doesn't belong either!
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Let's not indulge the Mayfield Sneaker.[/p][/quote]SSI, Do you know what I found most annoying about his post? The use of the phrase: "we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc" Why not just say Derby, Forest, Bournemouth and Norwich? How many 'Derbys" are there? How many 'Bournemouths"? (etc etc.) There is only one of each! Sorry but it's a grammatical rant that annoys me intensely in 'football speak'. Won't comment on his viewpoint -it's rarely worth it anyway. Will post my own thoughts in a moment - feel free to comment![/p][/quote]The use of the term -we - doesn't belong either! albionbloke
  • Score: 1

3:37pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Quiterie wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Major Bloodboil wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Let's not indulge the Mayfield Sneaker.
SSI,
Do you know what I found most annoying about his post? The use of the phrase: "we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc"
Why not just say Derby, Forest, Bournemouth and Norwich? How many 'Derbys" are there? How many 'Bournemouths"? (etc etc.)
There is only one of each! Sorry but it's a grammatical rant that annoys me intensely in 'football speak'.
Won't comment on his viewpoint -it's rarely worth it anyway.
Will post my own thoughts in a moment - feel free to comment!
Grammatical comments eh? Why stop with the one you have quoted as there are plenty on display every day e.g. 'there' for 'they're'; 'would of' instead of 'would have' (there is no verb 'to of'); 'your' instead of 'you're'; one contributor uses 'off' instead of 'of' - the list is endless! That said, this is a site to comment about football and it's not an English test site and thus as long as we can understand what is being said then I guess it doesn't matter much...or does it?

I am very pleased for Will Hoskins and hope he sets the league on fire. As for Adrian; if he plays alongside CMS then that could be a potent strike force. It remains to be seen. In the meantime I am absolutely delighted with the new additions and happily take back my previous criticism. I just wish we had had more communication from the club as I guess even the most optimistic of us were harbouring doubts. COYB
Yes it does matter but let's move on.
One point I agree with is your view of the club's public approach. There seems an assumption that fans only need to know so much and there are too many options for fans to conjure conspiracy theories from silence. (Including at times, me)
Generally speaking, I think they're doing a solid, sensible job, i just wish they'd open the door more often to let us see in.
I don't entirely agree about the communication issue. No club gives a running commentary on their transfer dealings. It would be crazy if they did. The club have obviously decided they'll use certain platforms to communicate with the fans, i.e. the club programme, the club website and the fans forums.

Both Tony Bloom and Paul Barber have written at length about the vision for the club in the first two league match programmes. Just out of interest what sort of additional information are you looking for?

By the way, if you have any specific question then try emailing Paul Barber. I did just that a couple of weeks ago to ask about the drop in season ticket sales. I sent the email at 7pm on a Monday evening and he replied at around 9:15pm the same evening. And it wasn't just a one line response, it was a lengthy reply that fully addressed the issues I had raised. I sent a follow up question a couple of days later which he also responded to the same day. I have to say I was pretty impressed.
Some fair points which I'll try and answer.
Like you, I certainly don't expect a running commentary on every cough and spit but sometimes when there are stories in the public domain, they could, IMO, be a little more visible. Of course they don't have to say: "Yes we do want to sign him" or; "we're really not interested" because that would become a full time job and, as we know, where transfers are concerned things change. But just an ongoing reflection of a consistent policy would work wonders.
For example, in the summer, why not a quick few lines from David Burke on the process? We all - well most - questioned his influence and there could have been ways to fill a void at the time with a calming word that reflected a man who is part of a team rather than the perceived lone ranger? How many scouts do we have across Europe? What's the process? How does it work inside the club when someone is identified?
When TB spoke at the forum, he reflected some of the answers very well, but since then, it's been a case of saying it once and have done with it.
Tell someone often enough and it ends up becoming the basis of fact. Tell them only once and people will conveniently forget you ever said it.
There certainly seems to be a disconnect with the local paper (is there?) and even if the club wants to lead (and it should) there are times when The Argus appears not to enjoy any assistance.
When we get promoted, this will be even more relevant and, as one example, if Sky start replicating the back page of The Argus in their round-up, the club will want it to be accurate! In the Prem, journalists become much more interested in your club and many times up here, I've seen a local newspaper story appear in a national paper the following day.
Also, for a lifelong fan such as me, extensive features in a match day programme are no use when they're not replicated or reflected on a wider scale. "Well it's on our website/in our programme and that's that."
For clarity, my opinion is not based around the feeling that our 'leadership' is poor - far from it. I have genuine admiration for any CEO who personally responds to a customer or fan and that is equally as important as the stuff I've referred to, but I'm generally talking about the wider public positioning.
Overall there is so much good going on, I'd personally like it to be proudly reflected on a wider and more consistent basis and to see day-to-day responses that reflect a club that wants to inform rather than control.
(Sorry it's long)
[quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Major Bloodboil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Let's not indulge the Mayfield Sneaker.[/p][/quote]SSI, Do you know what I found most annoying about his post? The use of the phrase: "we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc" Why not just say Derby, Forest, Bournemouth and Norwich? How many 'Derbys" are there? How many 'Bournemouths"? (etc etc.) There is only one of each! Sorry but it's a grammatical rant that annoys me intensely in 'football speak'. Won't comment on his viewpoint -it's rarely worth it anyway. Will post my own thoughts in a moment - feel free to comment![/p][/quote]Grammatical comments eh? Why stop with the one you have quoted as there are plenty on display every day e.g. 'there' for 'they're'; 'would of' instead of 'would have' (there is no verb 'to of'); 'your' instead of 'you're'; one contributor uses 'off' instead of 'of' - the list is endless! That said, this is a site to comment about football and it's not an English test site and thus as long as we can understand what is being said then I guess it doesn't matter much...or does it? I am very pleased for Will Hoskins and hope he sets the league on fire. As for Adrian; if he plays alongside CMS then that could be a potent strike force. It remains to be seen. In the meantime I am absolutely delighted with the new additions and happily take back my previous criticism. I just wish we had had more communication from the club as I guess even the most optimistic of us were harbouring doubts. COYB[/p][/quote]Yes it does matter but let's move on. One point I agree with is your view of the club's public approach. There seems an assumption that fans only need to know so much and there are too many options for fans to conjure conspiracy theories from silence. (Including at times, me) Generally speaking, I think they're doing a solid, sensible job, i just wish they'd open the door more often to let us see in.[/p][/quote]I don't entirely agree about the communication issue. No club gives a running commentary on their transfer dealings. It would be crazy if they did. The club have obviously decided they'll use certain platforms to communicate with the fans, i.e. the club programme, the club website and the fans forums. Both Tony Bloom and Paul Barber have written at length about the vision for the club in the first two league match programmes. Just out of interest what sort of additional information are you looking for? By the way, if you have any specific question then try emailing Paul Barber. I did just that a couple of weeks ago to ask about the drop in season ticket sales. I sent the email at 7pm on a Monday evening and he replied at around 9:15pm the same evening. And it wasn't just a one line response, it was a lengthy reply that fully addressed the issues I had raised. I sent a follow up question a couple of days later which he also responded to the same day. I have to say I was pretty impressed.[/p][/quote]Some fair points which I'll try and answer. Like you, I certainly don't expect a running commentary on every cough and spit but sometimes when there are stories in the public domain, they could, IMO, be a little more visible. Of course they don't have to say: "Yes we do want to sign him" or; "we're really not interested" because that would become a full time job and, as we know, where transfers are concerned things change. But just an ongoing reflection of a consistent policy would work wonders. For example, in the summer, why not a quick few lines from David Burke on the process? We all - well most - questioned his influence and there could have been ways to fill a void at the time with a calming word that reflected a man who is part of a team rather than the perceived lone ranger? How many scouts do we have across Europe? What's the process? How does it work inside the club when someone is identified? When TB spoke at the forum, he reflected some of the answers very well, but since then, it's been a case of saying it once and have done with it. Tell someone often enough and it ends up becoming the basis of fact. Tell them only once and people will conveniently forget you ever said it. There certainly seems to be a disconnect with the local paper (is there?) and even if the club wants to lead (and it should) there are times when The Argus appears not to enjoy any assistance. When we get promoted, this will be even more relevant and, as one example, if Sky start replicating the back page of The Argus in their round-up, the club will want it to be accurate! In the Prem, journalists become much more interested in your club and many times up here, I've seen a local newspaper story appear in a national paper the following day. Also, for a lifelong fan such as me, extensive features in a match day programme are no use when they're not replicated or reflected on a wider scale. "Well it's on our website/in our programme and that's that." For clarity, my opinion is not based around the feeling that our 'leadership' is poor - far from it. I have genuine admiration for any CEO who personally responds to a customer or fan and that is equally as important as the stuff I've referred to, but I'm generally talking about the wider public positioning. Overall there is so much good going on, I'd personally like it to be proudly reflected on a wider and more consistent basis and to see day-to-day responses that reflect a club that wants to inform rather than control. (Sorry it's long) Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 1

4:55pm Mon 25 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

Quiterie---Yes I e-mailed him last weekend and got a very quick reply---via his phone pad. I think in a months time after some of the new guys have settled in we will all be able to offer a more sober opinion as to how the Team are playing and performing. I am quietly confident all is coming together now. As to the O´Grady critisism, all I would say is give the guy a chance he has hardly played yet!! CMS is coming good, Tex seems to have slotted in well, as has Holla---does not need any more yellows though, Croft seems on fire---so in my book there is MUCH to be positive about. Glass certainly half full,PLUS
Quiterie---Yes I e-mailed him last weekend and got a very quick reply---via his phone pad. I think in a months time after some of the new guys have settled in we will all be able to offer a more sober opinion as to how the Team are playing and performing. I am quietly confident all is coming together now. As to the O´Grady critisism, all I would say is give the guy a chance he has hardly played yet!! CMS is coming good, Tex seems to have slotted in well, as has Holla---does not need any more yellows though, Croft seems on fire---so in my book there is MUCH to be positive about. Glass certainly half full,PLUS mikeygit
  • Score: 5

5:09pm Mon 25 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

mikeygit wrote:
Quiterie---Yes I e-mailed him last weekend and got a very quick reply---via his phone pad. I think in a months time after some of the new guys have settled in we will all be able to offer a more sober opinion as to how the Team are playing and performing. I am quietly confident all is coming together now. As to the O´Grady critisism, all I would say is give the guy a chance he has hardly played yet!! CMS is coming good, Tex seems to have slotted in well, as has Holla---does not need any more yellows though, Croft seems on fire---so in my book there is MUCH to be positive about. Glass certainly half full,PLUS
It's a tad difficult to evaluate the squad at this time, other than to say it's a lot better than a few weeks ago. Rotation of players is still to come, (league matches,) and how that works out for us is as yet an unknown. Good, cover/options, are starting to appear, we think, but until those players take to the field we don't really know. So far CMS and Tiex are starting and they are producing, but at some point one or both will be given a rest.
My hope is that we can keep our League Cup run going so as to be able to rotate out key players and give playing time to those we might have to call on in a month from now.

I have said that a top ten finish, but maybe not top six, woud be ok with me, and that still holds true, but that might change over the next dozen or so matches.
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Quiterie---Yes I e-mailed him last weekend and got a very quick reply---via his phone pad. I think in a months time after some of the new guys have settled in we will all be able to offer a more sober opinion as to how the Team are playing and performing. I am quietly confident all is coming together now. As to the O´Grady critisism, all I would say is give the guy a chance he has hardly played yet!! CMS is coming good, Tex seems to have slotted in well, as has Holla---does not need any more yellows though, Croft seems on fire---so in my book there is MUCH to be positive about. Glass certainly half full,PLUS[/p][/quote]It's a tad difficult to evaluate the squad at this time, other than to say it's a lot better than a few weeks ago. Rotation of players is still to come, (league matches,) and how that works out for us is as yet an unknown. Good, cover/options, are starting to appear, we think, but until those players take to the field we don't really know. So far CMS and Tiex are starting and they are producing, but at some point one or both will be given a rest. My hope is that we can keep our League Cup run going so as to be able to rotate out key players and give playing time to those we might have to call on in a month from now. I have said that a top ten finish, but maybe not top six, woud be ok with me, and that still holds true, but that might change over the next dozen or so matches. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

5:42pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Falmer Wizard says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Let's not indulge the Mayfield Sneaker.
SSI,
Do you know what I found most annoying about his post? The use of the phrase: "we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc"
Why not just say Derby, Forest, Bournemouth and Norwich? How many 'Derbys" are there? How many 'Bournemouths"? (etc etc.)
There is only one of each! Sorry but it's a grammatical rant that annoys me intensely in 'football speak'.
Won't comment on his viewpoint -it's rarely worth it anyway.
Will post my own thoughts in a moment - feel free to comment!
Unbelievable that post is being critised for its grammer what next wrong use of commas .
It is correct that we are behind the clubs mentioned however we can expect the situation to remain unchanged throughout this season unless the players signed so far perform far better than their CV`s suggest
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Let's not indulge the Mayfield Sneaker.[/p][/quote]SSI, Do you know what I found most annoying about his post? The use of the phrase: "we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc" Why not just say Derby, Forest, Bournemouth and Norwich? How many 'Derbys" are there? How many 'Bournemouths"? (etc etc.) There is only one of each! Sorry but it's a grammatical rant that annoys me intensely in 'football speak'. Won't comment on his viewpoint -it's rarely worth it anyway. Will post my own thoughts in a moment - feel free to comment![/p][/quote]Unbelievable that post is being critised for its grammer what next wrong use of commas . It is correct that we are behind the clubs mentioned however we can expect the situation to remain unchanged throughout this season unless the players signed so far perform far better than their CV`s suggest Falmer Wizard
  • Score: -1

6:21pm Mon 25 Aug 14

OldGull says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Sheil wrote:
So great to see how upbeat & positive posters are now-after reading such "tosh" about TB selling the club which really was incredible when one considers he goes to away games travelling on the train with supporters
which goes to show how "blue" runs thru' his veins!

UTA .........wonder how the odds are dropping on us getting promotion now?
Well all the danger signs are there, selling off the prize assets and replacing them with cheap injury prone players that most clubs don't look twice at. So far 2 wins and 2 defeats against 4 poor teams is an indifferent return and Bloom probably hopes this is enough to keep the supporters onside. The reality is we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc who have spent wisely and bought the players to ensure promotion. I think Bloom is doing a great job of managing to fool all of the people some of the time judging by yours and many other posts.
So,thats four teams you seem to have mentioned. Only three teams can get promoted, so pray, which one of the above has wasted their money?
None of them. Whoever doesn't go up this season will simply go up next season instead. On the subject of wasting money though, a million is a waste on this Spanish bloke and half a million on OGrady is a terrible waste.
Colunga has been signed from a La Liga club
O'grady scored as many goals as Ulloa last season playing for a relegated team.
So it is rather early to pass judgement on them.
With regard Bournemouth
who have they signed in the summer?
2 Frees and 1 undisclosed from league 1 Coventry.

Tell you what.
If Bournemouth finish above the Albion I will publicly declare you have a superior football knowledge.
If on the other hand we finish above Bournemouth you have 2 choices.
Either leave this sight or admit you are a bit of a numpty.
UTA
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sheil[/bold] wrote: So great to see how upbeat & positive posters are now-after reading such "tosh" about TB selling the club which really was incredible when one considers he goes to away games travelling on the train with supporters which goes to show how "blue" runs thru' his veins! UTA .........wonder how the odds are dropping on us getting promotion now?[/p][/quote]Well all the danger signs are there, selling off the prize assets and replacing them with cheap injury prone players that most clubs don't look twice at. So far 2 wins and 2 defeats against 4 poor teams is an indifferent return and Bloom probably hopes this is enough to keep the supporters onside. The reality is we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc who have spent wisely and bought the players to ensure promotion. I think Bloom is doing a great job of managing to fool all of the people some of the time judging by yours and many other posts.[/p][/quote]So,thats four teams you seem to have mentioned. Only three teams can get promoted, so pray, which one of the above has wasted their money?[/p][/quote]None of them. Whoever doesn't go up this season will simply go up next season instead. On the subject of wasting money though, a million is a waste on this Spanish bloke and half a million on OGrady is a terrible waste.[/p][/quote]Colunga has been signed from a La Liga club O'grady scored as many goals as Ulloa last season playing for a relegated team. So it is rather early to pass judgement on them. With regard Bournemouth who have they signed in the summer? 2 Frees and 1 undisclosed from league 1 Coventry. Tell you what. If Bournemouth finish above the Albion I will publicly declare you have a superior football knowledge. If on the other hand we finish above Bournemouth you have 2 choices. Either leave this sight or admit you are a bit of a numpty. UTA OldGull
  • Score: 1

6:22pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Falmer Wizard wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Let's not indulge the Mayfield Sneaker.
SSI,
Do you know what I found most annoying about his post? The use of the phrase: "we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc"
Why not just say Derby, Forest, Bournemouth and Norwich? How many 'Derbys" are there? How many 'Bournemouths"? (etc etc.)
There is only one of each! Sorry but it's a grammatical rant that annoys me intensely in 'football speak'.
Won't comment on his viewpoint -it's rarely worth it anyway.
Will post my own thoughts in a moment - feel free to comment!
Unbelievable that post is being critised for its grammer what next wrong use of commas .
It is correct that we are behind the clubs mentioned however we can expect the situation to remain unchanged throughout this season unless the players signed so far perform far better than their CV`s suggest
I do find it amusing that people are getting hot under the collar because of a comment about crass football speak used by far too many people. Whatever.
I also find it interesting that many people's knee jerk reaction to the new additions is based on our apparent financial outlay. I've no idea if this new Spanish lad will be any good but Holla and Bennett appear to have started well and Texeira has clearly made an impact. Net value on direct transfer fees is nil and I bet we'll be more competitive during the course of the season than many on here will admit. I would have struggled three weeks ago too but there are early positives if you're prepared to look..
[quote][p][bold]Falmer Wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Let's not indulge the Mayfield Sneaker.[/p][/quote]SSI, Do you know what I found most annoying about his post? The use of the phrase: "we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc" Why not just say Derby, Forest, Bournemouth and Norwich? How many 'Derbys" are there? How many 'Bournemouths"? (etc etc.) There is only one of each! Sorry but it's a grammatical rant that annoys me intensely in 'football speak'. Won't comment on his viewpoint -it's rarely worth it anyway. Will post my own thoughts in a moment - feel free to comment![/p][/quote]Unbelievable that post is being critised for its grammer what next wrong use of commas . It is correct that we are behind the clubs mentioned however we can expect the situation to remain unchanged throughout this season unless the players signed so far perform far better than their CV`s suggest[/p][/quote]I do find it amusing that people are getting hot under the collar because of a comment about crass football speak used by far too many people. Whatever. I also find it interesting that many people's knee jerk reaction to the new additions is based on our apparent financial outlay. I've no idea if this new Spanish lad will be any good but Holla and Bennett appear to have started well and Texeira has clearly made an impact. Net value on direct transfer fees is nil and I bet we'll be more competitive during the course of the season than many on here will admit. I would have struggled three weeks ago too but there are early positives if you're prepared to look.. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 1

6:25pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Quiterie says...

Falmer Wizard wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Let's not indulge the Mayfield Sneaker.
SSI,
Do you know what I found most annoying about his post? The use of the phrase: "we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc"
Why not just say Derby, Forest, Bournemouth and Norwich? How many 'Derbys" are there? How many 'Bournemouths"? (etc etc.)
There is only one of each! Sorry but it's a grammatical rant that annoys me intensely in 'football speak'.
Won't comment on his viewpoint -it's rarely worth it anyway.
Will post my own thoughts in a moment - feel free to comment!
Unbelievable that post is being critised for its grammer what next wrong use of commas .
It is correct that we are behind the clubs mentioned however we can expect the situation to remain unchanged throughout this season unless the players signed so far perform far better than their CV`s suggest
CVs shouldn't have an apostrophe and I think you mean grammar? ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Falmer Wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Let's not indulge the Mayfield Sneaker.[/p][/quote]SSI, Do you know what I found most annoying about his post? The use of the phrase: "we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc" Why not just say Derby, Forest, Bournemouth and Norwich? How many 'Derbys" are there? How many 'Bournemouths"? (etc etc.) There is only one of each! Sorry but it's a grammatical rant that annoys me intensely in 'football speak'. Won't comment on his viewpoint -it's rarely worth it anyway. Will post my own thoughts in a moment - feel free to comment![/p][/quote]Unbelievable that post is being critised for its grammer what next wrong use of commas . It is correct that we are behind the clubs mentioned however we can expect the situation to remain unchanged throughout this season unless the players signed so far perform far better than their CV`s suggest[/p][/quote]CVs shouldn't have an apostrophe and I think you mean grammar? ;-) Quiterie
  • Score: 3

6:51pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

OldGull wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Sheil wrote:
So great to see how upbeat & positive posters are now-after reading such "tosh" about TB selling the club which really was incredible when one considers he goes to away games travelling on the train with supporters
which goes to show how "blue" runs thru' his veins!

UTA .........wonder how the odds are dropping on us getting promotion now?
Well all the danger signs are there, selling off the prize assets and replacing them with cheap injury prone players that most clubs don't look twice at. So far 2 wins and 2 defeats against 4 poor teams is an indifferent return and Bloom probably hopes this is enough to keep the supporters onside. The reality is we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc who have spent wisely and bought the players to ensure promotion. I think Bloom is doing a great job of managing to fool all of the people some of the time judging by yours and many other posts.
So,thats four teams you seem to have mentioned. Only three teams can get promoted, so pray, which one of the above has wasted their money?
None of them. Whoever doesn't go up this season will simply go up next season instead. On the subject of wasting money though, a million is a waste on this Spanish bloke and half a million on OGrady is a terrible waste.
Colunga has been signed from a La Liga club
O'grady scored as many goals as Ulloa last season playing for a relegated team.
So it is rather early to pass judgement on them.
With regard Bournemouth
who have they signed in the summer?
2 Frees and 1 undisclosed from league 1 Coventry.

Tell you what.
If Bournemouth finish above the Albion I will publicly declare you have a superior football knowledge.
If on the other hand we finish above Bournemouth you have 2 choices.
Either leave this sight or admit you are a bit of a numpty.
UTA
'Site'.
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sheil[/bold] wrote: So great to see how upbeat & positive posters are now-after reading such "tosh" about TB selling the club which really was incredible when one considers he goes to away games travelling on the train with supporters which goes to show how "blue" runs thru' his veins! UTA .........wonder how the odds are dropping on us getting promotion now?[/p][/quote]Well all the danger signs are there, selling off the prize assets and replacing them with cheap injury prone players that most clubs don't look twice at. So far 2 wins and 2 defeats against 4 poor teams is an indifferent return and Bloom probably hopes this is enough to keep the supporters onside. The reality is we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc who have spent wisely and bought the players to ensure promotion. I think Bloom is doing a great job of managing to fool all of the people some of the time judging by yours and many other posts.[/p][/quote]So,thats four teams you seem to have mentioned. Only three teams can get promoted, so pray, which one of the above has wasted their money?[/p][/quote]None of them. Whoever doesn't go up this season will simply go up next season instead. On the subject of wasting money though, a million is a waste on this Spanish bloke and half a million on OGrady is a terrible waste.[/p][/quote]Colunga has been signed from a La Liga club O'grady scored as many goals as Ulloa last season playing for a relegated team. So it is rather early to pass judgement on them. With regard Bournemouth who have they signed in the summer? 2 Frees and 1 undisclosed from league 1 Coventry. Tell you what. If Bournemouth finish above the Albion I will publicly declare you have a superior football knowledge. If on the other hand we finish above Bournemouth you have 2 choices. Either leave this sight or admit you are a bit of a numpty. UTA[/p][/quote]'Site'. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: 1

7:50pm Mon 25 Aug 14

andy103 says...

Give this guy a chance. He's been playing in possibly the best league in the world (provided both finalist in champ league last season), has scored against the best (Barca, R.Madrid) and knows how to score a penalty. I'm sure he won't be coming up against too many players in the championship good enough to play in the top Spanish League. I think he'll turn out to be a very shrewd signing.
UTA
Give this guy a chance. He's been playing in possibly the best league in the world (provided both finalist in champ league last season), has scored against the best (Barca, R.Madrid) and knows how to score a penalty. I'm sure he won't be coming up against too many players in the championship good enough to play in the top Spanish League. I think he'll turn out to be a very shrewd signing. UTA andy103
  • Score: 4

8:22pm Mon 25 Aug 14

OldGull says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
OldGull wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Sheil wrote:
So great to see how upbeat & positive posters are now-after reading such "tosh" about TB selling the club which really was incredible when one considers he goes to away games travelling on the train with supporters
which goes to show how "blue" runs thru' his veins!

UTA .........wonder how the odds are dropping on us getting promotion now?
Well all the danger signs are there, selling off the prize assets and replacing them with cheap injury prone players that most clubs don't look twice at. So far 2 wins and 2 defeats against 4 poor teams is an indifferent return and Bloom probably hopes this is enough to keep the supporters onside. The reality is we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc who have spent wisely and bought the players to ensure promotion. I think Bloom is doing a great job of managing to fool all of the people some of the time judging by yours and many other posts.
So,thats four teams you seem to have mentioned. Only three teams can get promoted, so pray, which one of the above has wasted their money?
None of them. Whoever doesn't go up this season will simply go up next season instead. On the subject of wasting money though, a million is a waste on this Spanish bloke and half a million on OGrady is a terrible waste.
Colunga has been signed from a La Liga club
O'grady scored as many goals as Ulloa last season playing for a relegated team.
So it is rather early to pass judgement on them.
With regard Bournemouth
who have they signed in the summer?
2 Frees and 1 undisclosed from league 1 Coventry.

Tell you what.
If Bournemouth finish above the Albion I will publicly declare you have a superior football knowledge.
If on the other hand we finish above Bournemouth you have 2 choices.
Either leave this sight or admit you are a bit of a numpty.
UTA
'Site'.
clap clap

You have not answered my challenge
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sheil[/bold] wrote: So great to see how upbeat & positive posters are now-after reading such "tosh" about TB selling the club which really was incredible when one considers he goes to away games travelling on the train with supporters which goes to show how "blue" runs thru' his veins! UTA .........wonder how the odds are dropping on us getting promotion now?[/p][/quote]Well all the danger signs are there, selling off the prize assets and replacing them with cheap injury prone players that most clubs don't look twice at. So far 2 wins and 2 defeats against 4 poor teams is an indifferent return and Bloom probably hopes this is enough to keep the supporters onside. The reality is we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc who have spent wisely and bought the players to ensure promotion. I think Bloom is doing a great job of managing to fool all of the people some of the time judging by yours and many other posts.[/p][/quote]So,thats four teams you seem to have mentioned. Only three teams can get promoted, so pray, which one of the above has wasted their money?[/p][/quote]None of them. Whoever doesn't go up this season will simply go up next season instead. On the subject of wasting money though, a million is a waste on this Spanish bloke and half a million on OGrady is a terrible waste.[/p][/quote]Colunga has been signed from a La Liga club O'grady scored as many goals as Ulloa last season playing for a relegated team. So it is rather early to pass judgement on them. With regard Bournemouth who have they signed in the summer? 2 Frees and 1 undisclosed from league 1 Coventry. Tell you what. If Bournemouth finish above the Albion I will publicly declare you have a superior football knowledge. If on the other hand we finish above Bournemouth you have 2 choices. Either leave this sight or admit you are a bit of a numpty. UTA[/p][/quote]'Site'.[/p][/quote]clap clap You have not answered my challenge OldGull
  • Score: 1

10:06pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

OldGull wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
OldGull wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Sheil wrote:
So great to see how upbeat & positive posters are now-after reading such "tosh" about TB selling the club which really was incredible when one considers he goes to away games travelling on the train with supporters
which goes to show how "blue" runs thru' his veins!

UTA .........wonder how the odds are dropping on us getting promotion now?
Well all the danger signs are there, selling off the prize assets and replacing them with cheap injury prone players that most clubs don't look twice at. So far 2 wins and 2 defeats against 4 poor teams is an indifferent return and Bloom probably hopes this is enough to keep the supporters onside. The reality is we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc who have spent wisely and bought the players to ensure promotion. I think Bloom is doing a great job of managing to fool all of the people some of the time judging by yours and many other posts.
So,thats four teams you seem to have mentioned. Only three teams can get promoted, so pray, which one of the above has wasted their money?
None of them. Whoever doesn't go up this season will simply go up next season instead. On the subject of wasting money though, a million is a waste on this Spanish bloke and half a million on OGrady is a terrible waste.
Colunga has been signed from a La Liga club
O'grady scored as many goals as Ulloa last season playing for a relegated team.
So it is rather early to pass judgement on them.
With regard Bournemouth
who have they signed in the summer?
2 Frees and 1 undisclosed from league 1 Coventry.

Tell you what.
If Bournemouth finish above the Albion I will publicly declare you have a superior football knowledge.
If on the other hand we finish above Bournemouth you have 2 choices.
Either leave this sight or admit you are a bit of a numpty.
UTA
'Site'.
clap clap

You have not answered my challenge
Sounds like you should see a doctor. Anyway Bournemouth will finish above us if they sign Carlton Cole that's a given.
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sheil[/bold] wrote: So great to see how upbeat & positive posters are now-after reading such "tosh" about TB selling the club which really was incredible when one considers he goes to away games travelling on the train with supporters which goes to show how "blue" runs thru' his veins! UTA .........wonder how the odds are dropping on us getting promotion now?[/p][/quote]Well all the danger signs are there, selling off the prize assets and replacing them with cheap injury prone players that most clubs don't look twice at. So far 2 wins and 2 defeats against 4 poor teams is an indifferent return and Bloom probably hopes this is enough to keep the supporters onside. The reality is we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc who have spent wisely and bought the players to ensure promotion. I think Bloom is doing a great job of managing to fool all of the people some of the time judging by yours and many other posts.[/p][/quote]So,thats four teams you seem to have mentioned. Only three teams can get promoted, so pray, which one of the above has wasted their money?[/p][/quote]None of them. Whoever doesn't go up this season will simply go up next season instead. On the subject of wasting money though, a million is a waste on this Spanish bloke and half a million on OGrady is a terrible waste.[/p][/quote]Colunga has been signed from a La Liga club O'grady scored as many goals as Ulloa last season playing for a relegated team. So it is rather early to pass judgement on them. With regard Bournemouth who have they signed in the summer? 2 Frees and 1 undisclosed from league 1 Coventry. Tell you what. If Bournemouth finish above the Albion I will publicly declare you have a superior football knowledge. If on the other hand we finish above Bournemouth you have 2 choices. Either leave this sight or admit you are a bit of a numpty. UTA[/p][/quote]'Site'.[/p][/quote]clap clap You have not answered my challenge[/p][/quote]Sounds like you should see a doctor. Anyway Bournemouth will finish above us if they sign Carlton Cole that's a given. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -1

10:40pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Spirit of Spearitt says...

saraman wrote:
I consider grammar to be most important. Some of the postings are so grammatically bad that I need to read them several times in order to understand them. Having said that, we are all guilty of the odd slip occasionally.
Just for a laugh, it's not baited breath, but bated breath. Ones breath is not in a trap, but just held back for a while.
Aha Thanks Saraman! Knew I'd get one wrong somewhere - that'll teach me.
Cheers UTA!
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: I consider grammar to be most important. Some of the postings are so grammatically bad that I need to read them several times in order to understand them. Having said that, we are all guilty of the odd slip occasionally. Just for a laugh, it's not baited breath, but bated breath. Ones breath is not in a trap, but just held back for a while.[/p][/quote]Aha Thanks Saraman! Knew I'd get one wrong somewhere - that'll teach me. Cheers UTA! Spirit of Spearitt
  • Score: 1

10:48pm Mon 25 Aug 14

OldGull says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
OldGull wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
OldGull wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Sheil wrote:
So great to see how upbeat & positive posters are now-after reading such "tosh" about TB selling the club which really was incredible when one considers he goes to away games travelling on the train with supporters
which goes to show how "blue" runs thru' his veins!

UTA .........wonder how the odds are dropping on us getting promotion now?
Well all the danger signs are there, selling off the prize assets and replacing them with cheap injury prone players that most clubs don't look twice at. So far 2 wins and 2 defeats against 4 poor teams is an indifferent return and Bloom probably hopes this is enough to keep the supporters onside. The reality is we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc who have spent wisely and bought the players to ensure promotion. I think Bloom is doing a great job of managing to fool all of the people some of the time judging by yours and many other posts.
So,thats four teams you seem to have mentioned. Only three teams can get promoted, so pray, which one of the above has wasted their money?
None of them. Whoever doesn't go up this season will simply go up next season instead. On the subject of wasting money though, a million is a waste on this Spanish bloke and half a million on OGrady is a terrible waste.
Colunga has been signed from a La Liga club
O'grady scored as many goals as Ulloa last season playing for a relegated team.
So it is rather early to pass judgement on them.
With regard Bournemouth
who have they signed in the summer?
2 Frees and 1 undisclosed from league 1 Coventry.

Tell you what.
If Bournemouth finish above the Albion I will publicly declare you have a superior football knowledge.
If on the other hand we finish above Bournemouth you have 2 choices.
Either leave this sight or admit you are a bit of a numpty.
UTA
'Site'.
clap clap

You have not answered my challenge
Sounds like you should see a doctor. Anyway Bournemouth will finish above us if they sign Carlton Cole that's a given.
The challenge stands
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sheil[/bold] wrote: So great to see how upbeat & positive posters are now-after reading such "tosh" about TB selling the club which really was incredible when one considers he goes to away games travelling on the train with supporters which goes to show how "blue" runs thru' his veins! UTA .........wonder how the odds are dropping on us getting promotion now?[/p][/quote]Well all the danger signs are there, selling off the prize assets and replacing them with cheap injury prone players that most clubs don't look twice at. So far 2 wins and 2 defeats against 4 poor teams is an indifferent return and Bloom probably hopes this is enough to keep the supporters onside. The reality is we are way behind the Derbys, Forests, Bournemouths, Norwichs etc who have spent wisely and bought the players to ensure promotion. I think Bloom is doing a great job of managing to fool all of the people some of the time judging by yours and many other posts.[/p][/quote]So,thats four teams you seem to have mentioned. Only three teams can get promoted, so pray, which one of the above has wasted their money?[/p][/quote]None of them. Whoever doesn't go up this season will simply go up next season instead. On the subject of wasting money though, a million is a waste on this Spanish bloke and half a million on OGrady is a terrible waste.[/p][/quote]Colunga has been signed from a La Liga club O'grady scored as many goals as Ulloa last season playing for a relegated team. So it is rather early to pass judgement on them. With regard Bournemouth who have they signed in the summer? 2 Frees and 1 undisclosed from league 1 Coventry. Tell you what. If Bournemouth finish above the Albion I will publicly declare you have a superior football knowledge. If on the other hand we finish above Bournemouth you have 2 choices. Either leave this sight or admit you are a bit of a numpty. UTA[/p][/quote]'Site'.[/p][/quote]clap clap You have not answered my challenge[/p][/quote]Sounds like you should see a doctor. Anyway Bournemouth will finish above us if they sign Carlton Cole that's a given.[/p][/quote]The challenge stands OldGull
  • Score: 1
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