Baldock fancies another promotion push as he signs four-year Albion deal

Sam Baldock, right of picture, celebrates a goal during West Ham's promotion season

Sam Baldock, right of picture, celebrates a goal during West Ham's promotion season

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Sam Baldock fancies another promotion push after signing for Albion.

The former MK Dons and West Ham striker has joined on a four-year deal after weeks of speculation that he was set to make the move from Bristol City.

Baldock was part of the West Ham squad which went up to the Premier League via the play-offs in 2011-12.

And he can sense something similar with Albion after their recent upturn in form and spate of signings.

He said: “There has been a big turnaround in the last three games in picking up victories.

“I’m not surprised to see that with the amount of quality in the dressing room.”

“Obviously doing it before with West Ham I managed to feel what it was like to be in a promotion-winning side.

“The quality we have got in the dressing room here, the size of the club, the facilities and everything about the place, I don’t think there’s any reason why we can’t be pushing up there.”

Baldock believes the four-year deal is a show of faith in his ability.

He said: “I have made two appearances here at the Amex before and it will be good to experience that roar backing my team rather than the opposing team.

“I just want to get the boots on and get out on the pitch. I am looking forward to getting started.

“I don’t think the move has been too much of a secret, it’s been in the pipeline for quite a while but finally over the line and I’m delighted to be here.

“It shows a lot of faith from the powers that be that I warrant a four-year contract and hopefully fans will get to see what I’m all about for the length of the period.

“I have had games to play so it was pretty difficult to completely switch off, but as soon as the interest came about, obviously it’s a massive club and I was excited to hear of the interest and I’m really pleased it’s happened.”

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7:14pm Wed 27 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

The deal was in the pipe line for some time and he see us as a, massive club, good to hear both.
The deal was in the pipe line for some time and he see us as a, massive club, good to hear both. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 10

7:19pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Pidgers says...

Yes,.. Very pleased we are at last showing our ambition,..
I am positive on this signing but due to my lack of knowledge of the player being worth us chasing him so long, the similarities I feel on this signing to Hoskins is huge..
I sincerely hope he has a better time of it here and is not blighted by injuries..
Welcome Sam,.. Hope you get the game time as a 2 up front to make the season an exciting one.....
Yes,.. Very pleased we are at last showing our ambition,.. I am positive on this signing but due to my lack of knowledge of the player being worth us chasing him so long, the similarities I feel on this signing to Hoskins is huge.. I sincerely hope he has a better time of it here and is not blighted by injuries.. Welcome Sam,.. Hope you get the game time as a 2 up front to make the season an exciting one..... Pidgers
  • Score: 2

7:20pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Sweetmanattheamex says...

Gotta agree with Sam. This squad is bursting in quality! Never known such a strong Albion squad as this. Promotion? Yeah, why not. UTA
Gotta agree with Sam. This squad is bursting in quality! Never known such a strong Albion squad as this. Promotion? Yeah, why not. UTA Sweetmanattheamex
  • Score: 13

7:37pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Guernsey gull says...

Don't mind admitting I was a doubter ,reference our signing on players etc.
I said about 3 weeks ago, that I would give the board a month , but if nothing much happened in bringing in decent players, I wouldn't spending a fortune each time travelling to watch a poor side.
I am happy to say well done Mr Bloom and the suits, you have done really well.
The season ahead looks very exciting now, and I look forward to watching our seagulls, with all these new quality players, very much indeed.
Booking air flights later, so over to you Sami, see you soon.
Don't mind admitting I was a doubter ,reference our signing on players etc. I said about 3 weeks ago, that I would give the board a month , but if nothing much happened in bringing in decent players, I wouldn't spending a fortune each time travelling to watch a poor side. I am happy to say well done Mr Bloom and the suits, you have done really well. The season ahead looks very exciting now, and I look forward to watching our seagulls, with all these new quality players, very much indeed. Booking air flights later, so over to you Sami, see you soon. Guernsey gull
  • Score: 16

7:40pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Alfie T says...

Sweetmanattheamex wrote:
Gotta agree with Sam. This squad is bursting in quality! Never known such a strong Albion squad as this. Promotion? Yeah, why not. UTA
Agreed, but how quickly things change, just a couple of weeks ago our squad looked the weakest it had been for years, can't be there on Saturday which is very frustrating.
[quote][p][bold]Sweetmanattheamex[/bold] wrote: Gotta agree with Sam. This squad is bursting in quality! Never known such a strong Albion squad as this. Promotion? Yeah, why not. UTA[/p][/quote]Agreed, but how quickly things change, just a couple of weeks ago our squad looked the weakest it had been for years, can't be there on Saturday which is very frustrating. Alfie T
  • Score: 5

7:48pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Beaker66 says...

Work colleague who is a Hammers fan rates Sam highly, thinks Allardyce never gave him a chance and that he was wasting his talent going to Bristol City.
Work colleague who is a Hammers fan rates Sam highly, thinks Allardyce never gave him a chance and that he was wasting his talent going to Bristol City. Beaker66
  • Score: 6

7:49pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Alfie T says...

Could this be our shortest strike force ever? Anyway,all the best things come in small packages!
Could this be our shortest strike force ever? Anyway,all the best things come in small packages! Alfie T
  • Score: 5

7:53pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Lawro was God says...

I have yet to see one posting on here apologising for the vitriol aimed at " The Suits" and in particular David Burke , over the past 3 weeks. As with everything these days some people want it NOW and are not prepared to wait, in this case for a transfer window to close. There is no doubt that our business has been done diligently and without fanfare until signings have actually been made. Why would the club advertise it's intentions? Perhaps now we can unite behind the team, the manager and the club executives, celebrate the quality signings that have been made and cheer Sami's team on to automatic promotion this season!
I have yet to see one posting on here apologising for the vitriol aimed at " The Suits" and in particular David Burke , over the past 3 weeks. As with everything these days some people want it NOW and are not prepared to wait, in this case for a transfer window to close. There is no doubt that our business has been done diligently and without fanfare until signings have actually been made. Why would the club advertise it's intentions? Perhaps now we can unite behind the team, the manager and the club executives, celebrate the quality signings that have been made and cheer Sami's team on to automatic promotion this season! Lawro was God
  • Score: 14

7:55pm Wed 27 Aug 14

brightonup says...

The Argus website was full of vocal doubters a couple of weeks ago; we were told nothing because that is clearly the most effective means of getting deals done.

Yet several posters filled in the gaps with really annoyingly repetitive vitriol.

I have had no more information than anyone else about what goes on (btw some negative posters consistently claimed to be 'in the know'), but I do know that consistent bad mouthing of the club and individuals managing its affairs is unhelpful at best, and obstructive at worst!
The Argus website was full of vocal doubters a couple of weeks ago; we were told nothing because that is clearly the most effective means of getting deals done. Yet several posters filled in the gaps with really annoyingly repetitive vitriol. I have had no more information than anyone else about what goes on (btw some negative posters consistently claimed to be 'in the know'), but I do know that consistent bad mouthing of the club and individuals managing its affairs is unhelpful at best, and obstructive at worst! brightonup
  • Score: 11

7:59pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

Lawro was God wrote:
I have yet to see one posting on here apologising for the vitriol aimed at " The Suits" and in particular David Burke , over the past 3 weeks. As with everything these days some people want it NOW and are not prepared to wait, in this case for a transfer window to close. There is no doubt that our business has been done diligently and without fanfare until signings have actually been made. Why would the club advertise it's intentions? Perhaps now we can unite behind the team, the manager and the club executives, celebrate the quality signings that have been made and cheer Sami's team on to automatic promotion this season!
See previous thread I apologised!!!
[quote][p][bold]Lawro was God[/bold] wrote: I have yet to see one posting on here apologising for the vitriol aimed at " The Suits" and in particular David Burke , over the past 3 weeks. As with everything these days some people want it NOW and are not prepared to wait, in this case for a transfer window to close. There is no doubt that our business has been done diligently and without fanfare until signings have actually been made. Why would the club advertise it's intentions? Perhaps now we can unite behind the team, the manager and the club executives, celebrate the quality signings that have been made and cheer Sami's team on to automatic promotion this season![/p][/quote]See previous thread I apologised!!! Conelli98
  • Score: 6

8:02pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

Lawro was God wrote:
I have yet to see one posting on here apologising for the vitriol aimed at " The Suits" and in particular David Burke , over the past 3 weeks. As with everything these days some people want it NOW and are not prepared to wait, in this case for a transfer window to close. There is no doubt that our business has been done diligently and without fanfare until signings have actually been made. Why would the club advertise it's intentions? Perhaps now we can unite behind the team, the manager and the club executives, celebrate the quality signings that have been made and cheer Sami's team on to automatic promotion this season!
6:35pm Wed 27 Aug 14
Conelli98 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
So four strikers on the books now, does this open the door for Fenelon to go out on loan? After last evening Swindon might be a good place for him.
Fenelon may go to Bristol City on loan...

HOPE IM WRONG re CMS but I reckon he may go as contract up end of season.

I WILL BE FIRST TO OFFICALLY APOLOGIZE TO BURKE RE HIS RECRUITING SKILLS...I obviously no nothing to which my MRS will agree!

UTA
[quote][p][bold]Lawro was God[/bold] wrote: I have yet to see one posting on here apologising for the vitriol aimed at " The Suits" and in particular David Burke , over the past 3 weeks. As with everything these days some people want it NOW and are not prepared to wait, in this case for a transfer window to close. There is no doubt that our business has been done diligently and without fanfare until signings have actually been made. Why would the club advertise it's intentions? Perhaps now we can unite behind the team, the manager and the club executives, celebrate the quality signings that have been made and cheer Sami's team on to automatic promotion this season![/p][/quote]6:35pm Wed 27 Aug 14 Conelli98 says... VegasSeagull wrote: So four strikers on the books now, does this open the door for Fenelon to go out on loan? After last evening Swindon might be a good place for him. Fenelon may go to Bristol City on loan... HOPE IM WRONG re CMS but I reckon he may go as contract up end of season. I WILL BE FIRST TO OFFICALLY APOLOGIZE TO BURKE RE HIS RECRUITING SKILLS...I obviously no nothing to which my MRS will agree! UTA Conelli98
  • Score: 8

8:09pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Alfie T says...

The city fans are truly gutted, loved this guy, let's hope he's on fire with us soon.
The city fans are truly gutted, loved this guy, let's hope he's on fire with us soon. Alfie T
  • Score: 3

8:13pm Wed 27 Aug 14

wardfan says...

Well well, I mention last week that I was off to bookers to back Albion for automatic promotion, received thumbs down . Who's laughing now Holla Holla Holla.
Well well, I mention last week that I was off to bookers to back Albion for automatic promotion, received thumbs down . Who's laughing now Holla Holla Holla. wardfan
  • Score: -7

8:15pm Wed 27 Aug 14

stonegold says...

Alfie T wrote:
Could this be our shortest strike force ever? Anyway,all the best things come in small packages!
Leon Knight and Jake Robinson?
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: Could this be our shortest strike force ever? Anyway,all the best things come in small packages![/p][/quote]Leon Knight and Jake Robinson? stonegold
  • Score: 2

8:17pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

Is that it now re signings...? Or can the official 2014/15 squad photo finally be taken?😱
Is that it now re signings...? Or can the official 2014/15 squad photo finally be taken?😱 Conelli98
  • Score: 6

8:19pm Wed 27 Aug 14

wardfan says...

wardfan wrote:
Well well, I mention last week that I was off to bookers to back Albion for automatic promotion, received thumbs down . Who's laughing now Holla Holla Holla.
As said my glass in not half empty or half full or over flowing. It has now exploded.
[quote][p][bold]wardfan[/bold] wrote: Well well, I mention last week that I was off to bookers to back Albion for automatic promotion, received thumbs down . Who's laughing now Holla Holla Holla.[/p][/quote]As said my glass in not half empty or half full or over flowing. It has now exploded. wardfan
  • Score: -5

8:23pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Rougvie Legend says...

Conelli98 wrote:
Lawro was God wrote:
I have yet to see one posting on here apologising for the vitriol aimed at " The Suits" and in particular David Burke , over the past 3 weeks. As with everything these days some people want it NOW and are not prepared to wait, in this case for a transfer window to close. There is no doubt that our business has been done diligently and without fanfare until signings have actually been made. Why would the club advertise it's intentions? Perhaps now we can unite behind the team, the manager and the club executives, celebrate the quality signings that have been made and cheer Sami's team on to automatic promotion this season!
See previous thread I apologised!!!
I agree the squad now looks exciting and ime so looking forward to the season as much as anyone, what many were saying that we have never started the season with such a weak squad and that was true and it possibly cost us points which could be costly season end I was one of those posters and still have that opinion, we will only be proven wrong come season end if we miss out by the odd point, any how the squad looks fantastic love my club as much as anyone
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lawro was God[/bold] wrote: I have yet to see one posting on here apologising for the vitriol aimed at " The Suits" and in particular David Burke , over the past 3 weeks. As with everything these days some people want it NOW and are not prepared to wait, in this case for a transfer window to close. There is no doubt that our business has been done diligently and without fanfare until signings have actually been made. Why would the club advertise it's intentions? Perhaps now we can unite behind the team, the manager and the club executives, celebrate the quality signings that have been made and cheer Sami's team on to automatic promotion this season![/p][/quote]See previous thread I apologised!!![/p][/quote]I agree the squad now looks exciting and ime so looking forward to the season as much as anyone, what many were saying that we have never started the season with such a weak squad and that was true and it possibly cost us points which could be costly season end I was one of those posters and still have that opinion, we will only be proven wrong come season end if we miss out by the odd point, any how the squad looks fantastic love my club as much as anyone Rougvie Legend
  • Score: 4

8:24pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Mancgulled says...

Seventh heaven! Just plain cannot wait for Saturday, its going to be the B*****s! C'mon you seagulls ....................
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Seventh heaven! Just plain cannot wait for Saturday, its going to be the B*****s! C'mon you seagulls .................... . Mancgulled
  • Score: 3

8:28pm Wed 27 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

any f you guys watching the Leeds match? Leeds down to ten men, red card, and not looking good.
any f you guys watching the Leeds match? Leeds down to ten men, red card, and not looking good. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -9

8:34pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

A player that went up to the premier league yet sank back to the third tier again. If he was any good he'd still be playing in the premier. Clearly not good enough unless we want to be playing in the third tier again of course. All the money and this is the best we could do with it? This year was a golden chance to buy in some real quality and it's been messed up spectacularly.
A player that went up to the premier league yet sank back to the third tier again. If he was any good he'd still be playing in the premier. Clearly not good enough unless we want to be playing in the third tier again of course. All the money and this is the best we could do with it? This year was a golden chance to buy in some real quality and it's been messed up spectacularly. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -47

8:37pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Alfie T wrote:
Could this be our shortest strike force ever? Anyway,all the best things come in small packages!
That's the other thing, no height in our attack means getting constantly crowded out.
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: Could this be our shortest strike force ever? Anyway,all the best things come in small packages![/p][/quote]That's the other thing, no height in our attack means getting constantly crowded out. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -27

8:37pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Lawro was God says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
A player that went up to the premier league yet sank back to the third tier again. If he was any good he'd still be playing in the premier. Clearly not good enough unless we want to be playing in the third tier again of course. All the money and this is the best we could do with it? This year was a golden chance to buy in some real quality and it's been messed up spectacularly.
How are things going at Eastbourne?
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: A player that went up to the premier league yet sank back to the third tier again. If he was any good he'd still be playing in the premier. Clearly not good enough unless we want to be playing in the third tier again of course. All the money and this is the best we could do with it? This year was a golden chance to buy in some real quality and it's been messed up spectacularly.[/p][/quote]How are things going at Eastbourne? Lawro was God
  • Score: 14

8:40pm Wed 27 Aug 14

O'Grady says says...

Jump up and down! Thought this might be in the offing when Bristol C signed other strikers last week. Suddenly the squad looks strong... what a difference to the doom and gloom at the start of the season! Hats off to Mr Bloom and management... they have delivered on promises made. We are truly blessed to have a chairman and support team so dedicated to the long term well-being of the club. Yes... they've been prudent but have a clear vision for the sustainable growth of the club. Look how far we've come since the dark days of Priestfield. Only question is... which eleven takes the field on Saturday? Spoilt for choice!
Jump up and down! Thought this might be in the offing when Bristol C signed other strikers last week. Suddenly the squad looks strong... what a difference to the doom and gloom at the start of the season! Hats off to Mr Bloom and management... they have delivered on promises made. We are truly blessed to have a chairman and support team so dedicated to the long term well-being of the club. Yes... they've been prudent but have a clear vision for the sustainable growth of the club. Look how far we've come since the dark days of Priestfield. Only question is... which eleven takes the field on Saturday? Spoilt for choice! O'Grady says
  • Score: 7

8:43pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Sweetmanattheamex says...

Alfie T wrote:
Sweetmanattheamex wrote:
Gotta agree with Sam. This squad is bursting in quality! Never known such a strong Albion squad as this. Promotion? Yeah, why not. UTA
Agreed, but how quickly things change, just a couple of weeks ago our squad looked the weakest it had been for years, can't be there on Saturday which is very frustrating.
Gotta agree with ya Alfie T, I was worried like most on here but we gotta give credit to the board. TB promised us a squad we'd be pleased with and he's kept his word. I can't wait to be at the Amex Saturday . These are very exciting times. My son and I usually talk about what team will be selected. And this Saturday? What a tough choice it's gonna be. UTA
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sweetmanattheamex[/bold] wrote: Gotta agree with Sam. This squad is bursting in quality! Never known such a strong Albion squad as this. Promotion? Yeah, why not. UTA[/p][/quote]Agreed, but how quickly things change, just a couple of weeks ago our squad looked the weakest it had been for years, can't be there on Saturday which is very frustrating.[/p][/quote]Gotta agree with ya Alfie T, I was worried like most on here but we gotta give credit to the board. TB promised us a squad we'd be pleased with and he's kept his word. I can't wait to be at the Amex Saturday . These are very exciting times. My son and I usually talk about what team will be selected. And this Saturday? What a tough choice it's gonna be. UTA Sweetmanattheamex
  • Score: 6

8:54pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

One more deal to do in my book, Hide Calderons passport, tell him hes going no where and give him a five year player/coaching deal!!! And ps put him on one of those blue things outside the west stand!😃
One more deal to do in my book, Hide Calderons passport, tell him hes going no where and give him a five year player/coaching deal!!! And ps put him on one of those blue things outside the west stand!😃 Conelli98
  • Score: 24

9:13pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Lawro was God wrote:
I have yet to see one posting on here apologising for the vitriol aimed at " The Suits" and in particular David Burke , over the past 3 weeks. As with everything these days some people want it NOW and are not prepared to wait, in this case for a transfer window to close. There is no doubt that our business has been done diligently and without fanfare until signings have actually been made. Why would the club advertise it's intentions? Perhaps now we can unite behind the team, the manager and the club executives, celebrate the quality signings that have been made and cheer Sami's team on to automatic promotion this season!
No apology needed not everyone on here has a BA in hindsight as you appear to have! Besides the people are venting there feelings about a football club they love (trolls apart) if they didn't care they wouldn't bother posing on here at all.
Further more the Suits will be judged on results! not bums on seats let's wait until the end of the season and see where we end up, I for one hope it is a promotion.
[quote][p][bold]Lawro was God[/bold] wrote: I have yet to see one posting on here apologising for the vitriol aimed at " The Suits" and in particular David Burke , over the past 3 weeks. As with everything these days some people want it NOW and are not prepared to wait, in this case for a transfer window to close. There is no doubt that our business has been done diligently and without fanfare until signings have actually been made. Why would the club advertise it's intentions? Perhaps now we can unite behind the team, the manager and the club executives, celebrate the quality signings that have been made and cheer Sami's team on to automatic promotion this season![/p][/quote]No apology needed not everyone on here has a BA in hindsight as you appear to have! Besides the people are venting there feelings about a football club they love (trolls apart) if they didn't care they wouldn't bother posing on here at all. Further more the Suits will be judged on results! not bums on seats let's wait until the end of the season and see where we end up, I for one hope it is a promotion. Bucket feet Duffy
  • Score: 1

9:22pm Wed 27 Aug 14

albionbloke says...

Lawro was God wrote:
I have yet to see one posting on here apologising for the vitriol aimed at " The Suits" and in particular David Burke , over the past 3 weeks. As with everything these days some people want it NOW and are not prepared to wait, in this case for a transfer window to close. There is no doubt that our business has been done diligently and without fanfare until signings have actually been made. Why would the club advertise it's intentions? Perhaps now we can unite behind the team, the manager and the club executives, celebrate the quality signings that have been made and cheer Sami's team on to automatic promotion this season!
There are plenty of apologies on one of the previous Baldock stories.
[quote][p][bold]Lawro was God[/bold] wrote: I have yet to see one posting on here apologising for the vitriol aimed at " The Suits" and in particular David Burke , over the past 3 weeks. As with everything these days some people want it NOW and are not prepared to wait, in this case for a transfer window to close. There is no doubt that our business has been done diligently and without fanfare until signings have actually been made. Why would the club advertise it's intentions? Perhaps now we can unite behind the team, the manager and the club executives, celebrate the quality signings that have been made and cheer Sami's team on to automatic promotion this season![/p][/quote]There are plenty of apologies on one of the previous Baldock stories. albionbloke
  • Score: 2

9:37pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

Lawro was God wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
A player that went up to the premier league yet sank back to the third tier again. If he was any good he'd still be playing in the premier. Clearly not good enough unless we want to be playing in the third tier again of course. All the money and this is the best we could do with it? This year was a golden chance to buy in some real quality and it's been messed up spectacularly.
How are things going at Eastbourne?
Pretty good actually, the chairman doesn't try and pull the wool over the eyes of the supporters. It makes for a much better relationship between club and supporters and you don't feel like you're constantly being ripped off to boot.
[quote][p][bold]Lawro was God[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: A player that went up to the premier league yet sank back to the third tier again. If he was any good he'd still be playing in the premier. Clearly not good enough unless we want to be playing in the third tier again of course. All the money and this is the best we could do with it? This year was a golden chance to buy in some real quality and it's been messed up spectacularly.[/p][/quote]How are things going at Eastbourne?[/p][/quote]Pretty good actually, the chairman doesn't try and pull the wool over the eyes of the supporters. It makes for a much better relationship between club and supporters and you don't feel like you're constantly being ripped off to boot. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -14

9:45pm Wed 27 Aug 14

OldGull says...

wardfan wrote:
Well well, I mention last week that I was off to bookers to back Albion for automatic promotion, received thumbs down . Who's laughing now Holla Holla Holla.
well done
I got 11-1 for promotion (incl via play off) less than 2 weeks ago now down to 7-1
Feeling confident
[quote][p][bold]wardfan[/bold] wrote: Well well, I mention last week that I was off to bookers to back Albion for automatic promotion, received thumbs down . Who's laughing now Holla Holla Holla.[/p][/quote]well done I got 11-1 for promotion (incl via play off) less than 2 weeks ago now down to 7-1 Feeling confident OldGull
  • Score: 0

9:46pm Wed 27 Aug 14

mark5 says...

For those of us that "kept the faith" and for those that "worried" we have been rewarded! This has to be the best and strongest Albion squad in recent times! Quality all over the pitch and goal options coming from most areas, the whole new team assembled without "breaking the bank". Probably a healthy reserve too, in case a few bargains come up falling foul of the infamous FFP! Great business, conducted quietly, professionally and cleverly, well done to all who made it happen. Play offs must be "expected" now, if not, a challenge for automatic!
For those of us that "kept the faith" and for those that "worried" we have been rewarded! This has to be the best and strongest Albion squad in recent times! Quality all over the pitch and goal options coming from most areas, the whole new team assembled without "breaking the bank". Probably a healthy reserve too, in case a few bargains come up falling foul of the infamous FFP! Great business, conducted quietly, professionally and cleverly, well done to all who made it happen. Play offs must be "expected" now, if not, a challenge for automatic! mark5
  • Score: 11

9:49pm Wed 27 Aug 14

OldGull says...

stonegold wrote:
Alfie T wrote:
Could this be our shortest strike force ever? Anyway,all the best things come in small packages!
Leon Knight and Jake Robinson?
Wardy & Dean Saunders
[quote][p][bold]stonegold[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: Could this be our shortest strike force ever? Anyway,all the best things come in small packages![/p][/quote]Leon Knight and Jake Robinson?[/p][/quote]Wardy & Dean Saunders OldGull
  • Score: 5

9:51pm Wed 27 Aug 14

OldGull says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
Lawro was God wrote:
Mayfield sweeper wrote:
A player that went up to the premier league yet sank back to the third tier again. If he was any good he'd still be playing in the premier. Clearly not good enough unless we want to be playing in the third tier again of course. All the money and this is the best we could do with it? This year was a golden chance to buy in some real quality and it's been messed up spectacularly.
How are things going at Eastbourne?
Pretty good actually, the chairman doesn't try and pull the wool over the eyes of the supporters. It makes for a much better relationship between club and supporters and you don't feel like you're constantly being ripped off to boot.
Congratulations, you are the only troll to break surface tonight.
My challenge still stands
UTA
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lawro was God[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: A player that went up to the premier league yet sank back to the third tier again. If he was any good he'd still be playing in the premier. Clearly not good enough unless we want to be playing in the third tier again of course. All the money and this is the best we could do with it? This year was a golden chance to buy in some real quality and it's been messed up spectacularly.[/p][/quote]How are things going at Eastbourne?[/p][/quote]Pretty good actually, the chairman doesn't try and pull the wool over the eyes of the supporters. It makes for a much better relationship between club and supporters and you don't feel like you're constantly being ripped off to boot.[/p][/quote]Congratulations, you are the only troll to break surface tonight. My challenge still stands UTA OldGull
  • Score: 3

10:07pm Wed 27 Aug 14

stevebh says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
A player that went up to the premier league yet sank back to the third tier again. If he was any good he'd still be playing in the premier. Clearly not good enough unless we want to be playing in the third tier again of course. All the money and this is the best we could do with it? This year was a golden chance to buy in some real quality and it's been messed up spectacularly.
Didn't take long for the palace fan to surface
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: A player that went up to the premier league yet sank back to the third tier again. If he was any good he'd still be playing in the premier. Clearly not good enough unless we want to be playing in the third tier again of course. All the money and this is the best we could do with it? This year was a golden chance to buy in some real quality and it's been messed up spectacularly.[/p][/quote]Didn't take long for the palace fan to surface stevebh
  • Score: 1

10:17pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Quiterie says...

According to the Bristol Post website City rejected 6 bids from us, starting in early July, so it seems that persistence has paid off.

Mind you in the same story it says that he scored 102 goals in 33 games for MK Dons, so I suspect their journalists are as clueless as ours!

Well done to Andy Naylor for getting one out of three correct though..... just!!!
According to the Bristol Post website City rejected 6 bids from us, starting in early July, so it seems that persistence has paid off. Mind you in the same story it says that he scored 102 goals in 33 games for MK Dons, so I suspect their journalists are as clueless as ours! Well done to Andy Naylor for getting one out of three correct though..... just!!! Quiterie
  • Score: 6

10:33pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Well done everyone at the Albion. Quality signings all over the pitch and our club looking good for auto promotion. And the way it has been done means we have not broke the bank or contravened FFP, hopefully.
So good news all round, even Palace appointing Neil Warnock.UTA
Well done everyone at the Albion. Quality signings all over the pitch and our club looking good for auto promotion. And the way it has been done means we have not broke the bank or contravened FFP, hopefully. So good news all round, even Palace appointing Neil Warnock.UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 2

10:35pm Wed 27 Aug 14

bhapilar says...

Rougvie Legend wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
Lawro was God wrote:
I have yet to see one posting on here apologising for the vitriol aimed at " The Suits" and in particular David Burke , over the past 3 weeks. As with everything these days some people want it NOW and are not prepared to wait, in this case for a transfer window to close. There is no doubt that our business has been done diligently and without fanfare until signings have actually been made. Why would the club advertise it's intentions? Perhaps now we can unite behind the team, the manager and the club executives, celebrate the quality signings that have been made and cheer Sami's team on to automatic promotion this season!
See previous thread I apologised!!!
I agree the squad now looks exciting and ime so looking forward to the season as much as anyone, what many were saying that we have never started the season with such a weak squad and that was true and it possibly cost us points which could be costly season end I was one of those posters and still have that opinion, we will only be proven wrong come season end if we miss out by the odd point, any how the squad looks fantastic love my club as much as anyone
As I posted on a previous thread, this is a good signing for us and will hopefully bring exciting times to the season. However, I am one of those who was expressing concern prior to the start of the season and this is not the first season we have not been ready to go from the off.
6 points dropped may come back to haunt us come the end of season, although I hope that won't be the case.
looking forward to Saturday.
UTA
[quote][p][bold]Rougvie Legend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lawro was God[/bold] wrote: I have yet to see one posting on here apologising for the vitriol aimed at " The Suits" and in particular David Burke , over the past 3 weeks. As with everything these days some people want it NOW and are not prepared to wait, in this case for a transfer window to close. There is no doubt that our business has been done diligently and without fanfare until signings have actually been made. Why would the club advertise it's intentions? Perhaps now we can unite behind the team, the manager and the club executives, celebrate the quality signings that have been made and cheer Sami's team on to automatic promotion this season![/p][/quote]See previous thread I apologised!!![/p][/quote]I agree the squad now looks exciting and ime so looking forward to the season as much as anyone, what many were saying that we have never started the season with such a weak squad and that was true and it possibly cost us points which could be costly season end I was one of those posters and still have that opinion, we will only be proven wrong come season end if we miss out by the odd point, any how the squad looks fantastic love my club as much as anyone[/p][/quote]As I posted on a previous thread, this is a good signing for us and will hopefully bring exciting times to the season. However, I am one of those who was expressing concern prior to the start of the season and this is not the first season we have not been ready to go from the off. 6 points dropped may come back to haunt us come the end of season, although I hope that won't be the case. looking forward to Saturday. UTA bhapilar
  • Score: -2

10:35pm Wed 27 Aug 14

bhapilar says...

Rougvie Legend wrote:
Conelli98 wrote:
Lawro was God wrote:
I have yet to see one posting on here apologising for the vitriol aimed at " The Suits" and in particular David Burke , over the past 3 weeks. As with everything these days some people want it NOW and are not prepared to wait, in this case for a transfer window to close. There is no doubt that our business has been done diligently and without fanfare until signings have actually been made. Why would the club advertise it's intentions? Perhaps now we can unite behind the team, the manager and the club executives, celebrate the quality signings that have been made and cheer Sami's team on to automatic promotion this season!
See previous thread I apologised!!!
I agree the squad now looks exciting and ime so looking forward to the season as much as anyone, what many were saying that we have never started the season with such a weak squad and that was true and it possibly cost us points which could be costly season end I was one of those posters and still have that opinion, we will only be proven wrong come season end if we miss out by the odd point, any how the squad looks fantastic love my club as much as anyone
As I posted on a previous thread, this is a good signing for us and will hopefully bring exciting times to the season. However, I am one of those who was expressing concern prior to the start of the season and this is not the first season we have not been ready to go from the off.
6 points dropped may come back to haunt us come the end of season, although I hope that won't be the case.
looking forward to Saturday.
UTA
[quote][p][bold]Rougvie Legend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lawro was God[/bold] wrote: I have yet to see one posting on here apologising for the vitriol aimed at " The Suits" and in particular David Burke , over the past 3 weeks. As with everything these days some people want it NOW and are not prepared to wait, in this case for a transfer window to close. There is no doubt that our business has been done diligently and without fanfare until signings have actually been made. Why would the club advertise it's intentions? Perhaps now we can unite behind the team, the manager and the club executives, celebrate the quality signings that have been made and cheer Sami's team on to automatic promotion this season![/p][/quote]See previous thread I apologised!!![/p][/quote]I agree the squad now looks exciting and ime so looking forward to the season as much as anyone, what many were saying that we have never started the season with such a weak squad and that was true and it possibly cost us points which could be costly season end I was one of those posters and still have that opinion, we will only be proven wrong come season end if we miss out by the odd point, any how the squad looks fantastic love my club as much as anyone[/p][/quote]As I posted on a previous thread, this is a good signing for us and will hopefully bring exciting times to the season. However, I am one of those who was expressing concern prior to the start of the season and this is not the first season we have not been ready to go from the off. 6 points dropped may come back to haunt us come the end of season, although I hope that won't be the case. looking forward to Saturday. UTA bhapilar
  • Score: 1

10:47pm Wed 27 Aug 14

M T Wallet says...

Alfie T wrote:
Could this be our shortest strike force ever? Anyway,all the best things come in small packages!
Do they?
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: Could this be our shortest strike force ever? Anyway,all the best things come in small packages![/p][/quote]Do they? M T Wallet
  • Score: -4

10:53pm Wed 27 Aug 14

sussexram40 says...

Lawro was God wrote:
I have yet to see one posting on here apologising for the vitriol aimed at " The Suits" and in particular David Burke , over the past 3 weeks. As with everything these days some people want it NOW and are not prepared to wait, in this case for a transfer window to close. There is no doubt that our business has been done diligently and without fanfare until signings have actually been made. Why would the club advertise it's intentions? Perhaps now we can unite behind the team, the manager and the club executives, celebrate the quality signings that have been made and cheer Sami's team on to automatic promotion this season!
Don't get too excited, Yes we have brought in a lot of new players but how many of them are high quality players? How much ££ has been spent on top signings? It's quality not quantity that matters. Have we replaced Ulloa, Buckley, Upson, Andrews etc on a like for like basis.
That is the burning question.
[quote][p][bold]Lawro was God[/bold] wrote: I have yet to see one posting on here apologising for the vitriol aimed at " The Suits" and in particular David Burke , over the past 3 weeks. As with everything these days some people want it NOW and are not prepared to wait, in this case for a transfer window to close. There is no doubt that our business has been done diligently and without fanfare until signings have actually been made. Why would the club advertise it's intentions? Perhaps now we can unite behind the team, the manager and the club executives, celebrate the quality signings that have been made and cheer Sami's team on to automatic promotion this season![/p][/quote]Don't get too excited, Yes we have brought in a lot of new players but how many of them are high quality players? How much ££ has been spent on top signings? It's quality not quantity that matters. Have we replaced Ulloa, Buckley, Upson, Andrews etc on a like for like basis. That is the burning question. sussexram40
  • Score: -13

11:08pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Lawro was God says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Lawro was God wrote:
I have yet to see one posting on here apologising for the vitriol aimed at " The Suits" and in particular David Burke , over the past 3 weeks. As with everything these days some people want it NOW and are not prepared to wait, in this case for a transfer window to close. There is no doubt that our business has been done diligently and without fanfare until signings have actually been made. Why would the club advertise it's intentions? Perhaps now we can unite behind the team, the manager and the club executives, celebrate the quality signings that have been made and cheer Sami's team on to automatic promotion this season!
Don't get too excited, Yes we have brought in a lot of new players but how many of them are high quality players? How much ££ has been spent on top signings? It's quality not quantity that matters. Have we replaced Ulloa, Buckley, Upson, Andrews etc on a like for like basis.
That is the burning question.
Not hindsight for me as i wasn't in the witch hunt squad that proliferated on here after the first two games, Nor am i getting carried away. There are still 42 games to go after all. Was ward better than Bridge ? Is Bennett better than Ward? Will Colunga or Baldock score more than Ulloa? Who knows? All i know is we have replaced the folk we have let go and on paper things look good.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lawro was God[/bold] wrote: I have yet to see one posting on here apologising for the vitriol aimed at " The Suits" and in particular David Burke , over the past 3 weeks. As with everything these days some people want it NOW and are not prepared to wait, in this case for a transfer window to close. There is no doubt that our business has been done diligently and without fanfare until signings have actually been made. Why would the club advertise it's intentions? Perhaps now we can unite behind the team, the manager and the club executives, celebrate the quality signings that have been made and cheer Sami's team on to automatic promotion this season![/p][/quote]Don't get too excited, Yes we have brought in a lot of new players but how many of them are high quality players? How much ££ has been spent on top signings? It's quality not quantity that matters. Have we replaced Ulloa, Buckley, Upson, Andrews etc on a like for like basis. That is the burning question.[/p][/quote]Not hindsight for me as i wasn't in the witch hunt squad that proliferated on here after the first two games, Nor am i getting carried away. There are still 42 games to go after all. Was ward better than Bridge ? Is Bennett better than Ward? Will Colunga or Baldock score more than Ulloa? Who knows? All i know is we have replaced the folk we have let go and on paper things look good. Lawro was God
  • Score: 8

11:34pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Max Ripple says...

Alfie T wrote:
Could this be our shortest strike force ever? Anyway,all the best things come in small packages!
They can all wriggle through the big defenders legs!
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: Could this be our shortest strike force ever? Anyway,all the best things come in small packages![/p][/quote]They can all wriggle through the big defenders legs! Max Ripple
  • Score: 3

5:05am Thu 28 Aug 14

saraman says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Lawro was God wrote:
I have yet to see one posting on here apologising for the vitriol aimed at " The Suits" and in particular David Burke , over the past 3 weeks. As with everything these days some people want it NOW and are not prepared to wait, in this case for a transfer window to close. There is no doubt that our business has been done diligently and without fanfare until signings have actually been made. Why would the club advertise it's intentions? Perhaps now we can unite behind the team, the manager and the club executives, celebrate the quality signings that have been made and cheer Sami's team on to automatic promotion this season!
Don't get too excited, Yes we have brought in a lot of new players but how many of them are high quality players? How much ££ has been spent on top signings? It's quality not quantity that matters. Have we replaced Ulloa, Buckley, Upson, Andrews etc on a like for like basis.
That is the burning question.
Yes we have.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lawro was God[/bold] wrote: I have yet to see one posting on here apologising for the vitriol aimed at " The Suits" and in particular David Burke , over the past 3 weeks. As with everything these days some people want it NOW and are not prepared to wait, in this case for a transfer window to close. There is no doubt that our business has been done diligently and without fanfare until signings have actually been made. Why would the club advertise it's intentions? Perhaps now we can unite behind the team, the manager and the club executives, celebrate the quality signings that have been made and cheer Sami's team on to automatic promotion this season![/p][/quote]Don't get too excited, Yes we have brought in a lot of new players but how many of them are high quality players? How much ££ has been spent on top signings? It's quality not quantity that matters. Have we replaced Ulloa, Buckley, Upson, Andrews etc on a like for like basis. That is the burning question.[/p][/quote]Yes we have. saraman
  • Score: 5

9:46am Thu 28 Aug 14

Tall Boys says...

obviously it’s a massive club


Obviously. Still a strange thing to hear about the Albion.
obviously it’s a massive club Obviously. Still a strange thing to hear about the Albion. Tall Boys
  • Score: 0

10:12am Thu 28 Aug 14

tinker111 says...

Conelli98 wrote:
One more deal to do in my book, Hide Calderons passport, tell him hes going no where and give him a five year player/coaching deal!!! And ps put him on one of those blue things outside the west stand!😃
So well said great club man player for fan's to look up to
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: One more deal to do in my book, Hide Calderons passport, tell him hes going no where and give him a five year player/coaching deal!!! And ps put him on one of those blue things outside the west stand!😃[/p][/quote]So well said great club man player for fan's to look up to tinker111
  • Score: 1
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