England calls for young Albion pair

Jake Forster-Caskey scoring one of his two penalties at Swindon on Tuesday

Jake Forster-Caskey scoring one of his two penalties at Swindon on Tuesday

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

Albion midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey has been named again by England under 21 head coach Gareth Southgate in the squad for the final two Euro qualifiers in Lithuania and Moldova next month.

But team-mate Solly March's back injury has ruled him out of contention for the games against Lithuania in Kaunas on Friday 5 September (5pm) and Moldova in Tiraspol four days later (5pm).

Forster-Caskey and March both featured for the under 21s in the Toulon tournament in France at the end of last season.

Meanwhile, Albion's third-choice goalkeeper Christian Walton is in Aidy Boothroyd's first England under 20's squad to face Romania on Telford on Friday September 5 (7.30pm).

Walton will be competing with new call-up Christy Pym from Exeter in the party named by former Watford, Coventry and Northampton manager Boothroyd, who joined the FA as a national coach in February.

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12:15pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Conelli98 says...

Well done to all regarding call ups! I personally don't get the JFC thing but as I confessed yesterday...What do I know???
Talking of the youngsters, Irish press say Lenihan has chosen to ply his trade up North! Would be good if our budget could stretch to at least another centre back!
UTA
Well done to all regarding call ups! I personally don't get the JFC thing but as I confessed yesterday...What do I know??? Talking of the youngsters, Irish press say Lenihan has chosen to ply his trade up North! Would be good if our budget could stretch to at least another centre back! UTA Conelli98
  • Score: 5

12:20pm Thu 28 Aug 14

TheWerewolf says...

Yes, and Walton in under 20. Quality being developed at the club, and its only improving. Haven't seen an official release that Lenihan going to Hull, although rumours are strong. In Utopia i think we get a young right back and another centre back as cover, but really we have had the best transfer window i can remember despite the early troll concerns. bless!
Yes, and Walton in under 20. Quality being developed at the club, and its only improving. Haven't seen an official release that Lenihan going to Hull, although rumours are strong. In Utopia i think we get a young right back and another centre back as cover, but really we have had the best transfer window i can remember despite the early troll concerns. bless! TheWerewolf
  • Score: 4

12:23pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Charlie Baker's Cap says...

Conelli98 wrote:
Well done to all regarding call ups! I personally don't get the JFC thing but as I confessed yesterday...What do I know???
Talking of the youngsters, Irish press say Lenihan has chosen to ply his trade up North! Would be good if our budget could stretch to at least another centre back!
UTA
I feel the same about JFC - makes the 'easy choice' too often with his passes and delays forward movement, as well as regularly failing to chase opponents that get behind him. Best of luck to him, of course, but I wouldn't even put him in the current Albion side.

Not too bothered about Lenihan (which probably means he'll join somebody oop north and score a hatful). Looking a bit short of the left side at the moment, with or without Lualua.

Bound to get lots of 'thumbs down' now, but there ya go.
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: Well done to all regarding call ups! I personally don't get the JFC thing but as I confessed yesterday...What do I know??? Talking of the youngsters, Irish press say Lenihan has chosen to ply his trade up North! Would be good if our budget could stretch to at least another centre back! UTA[/p][/quote]I feel the same about JFC - makes the 'easy choice' too often with his passes and delays forward movement, as well as regularly failing to chase opponents that get behind him. Best of luck to him, of course, but I wouldn't even put him in the current Albion side. Not too bothered about Lenihan (which probably means he'll join somebody oop north and score a hatful). Looking a bit short of the left side at the moment, with or without Lualua. Bound to get lots of 'thumbs down' now, but there ya go. Charlie Baker's Cap
  • Score: -14

12:31pm Thu 28 Aug 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

Some of the comments here are unbelievable. A young player who has worked so hard to get through the ranks to get into the first team and international recognition should be acclaimed by the club's supporters. Instead there are negative comments.
Some of the comments here are unbelievable. A young player who has worked so hard to get through the ranks to get into the first team and international recognition should be acclaimed by the club's supporters. Instead there are negative comments. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 41

12:39pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Tommy11 says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Some of the comments here are unbelievable. A young player who has worked so hard to get through the ranks to get into the first team and international recognition should be acclaimed by the club's supporters. Instead there are negative comments.
For goodness sake, this is a forum. They praised him for getting in, but stated they personally don't rate him and would play others instead of him! That is what a football fan is about!

The people who post nothing but possitive 'Kiss your A**' stuff makes for BORING reading.

I agree with the posters above. Well done to the lad for getting into the squad, but I don't rate him - sorry if that offends anyone!

My Midfield Trio would be Holla, McCourt & Gardner. Much much more talented players.
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Some of the comments here are unbelievable. A young player who has worked so hard to get through the ranks to get into the first team and international recognition should be acclaimed by the club's supporters. Instead there are negative comments.[/p][/quote]For goodness sake, this is a forum. They praised him for getting in, but stated they personally don't rate him and would play others instead of him! That is what a football fan is about! The people who post nothing but possitive 'Kiss your A**' stuff makes for BORING reading. I agree with the posters above. Well done to the lad for getting into the squad, but I don't rate him - sorry if that offends anyone! My Midfield Trio would be Holla, McCourt & Gardner. Much much more talented players. Tommy11
  • Score: 9

12:43pm Thu 28 Aug 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

Tommy11 says...


B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Some of the comments here are unbelievable. A young player who has worked so hard to get through the ranks to get into the first team and international recognition should be acclaimed by the club's supporters. Instead there are negative comments.
For goodness sake, this is a forum. They praised him for getting in, but stated they personally don't rate him and would play others instead of him! That is what a football fan is about!

The people who post nothing but possitive 'Kiss your A**' stuff makes for BORING reading.

I agree with the posters above. Well done to the lad for getting into the squad, but I don't rate him - sorry if that offends anyone!

My Midfield Trio would be Holla, McCourt & Gardner. Much much more talented players

Obviously you know more than the guys who pick the England U21 sides. Pathetic.
Tommy11 says... B rian Tawses left foot wrote: Some of the comments here are unbelievable. A young player who has worked so hard to get through the ranks to get into the first team and international recognition should be acclaimed by the club's supporters. Instead there are negative comments. For goodness sake, this is a forum. They praised him for getting in, but stated they personally don't rate him and would play others instead of him! That is what a football fan is about! The people who post nothing but possitive 'Kiss your A**' stuff makes for BORING reading. I agree with the posters above. Well done to the lad for getting into the squad, but I don't rate him - sorry if that offends anyone! My Midfield Trio would be Holla, McCourt & Gardner. Much much more talented players Obviously you know more than the guys who pick the England U21 sides. Pathetic. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: -7

12:56pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Anthony 14 says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Tommy11 says...


B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Some of the comments here are unbelievable. A young player who has worked so hard to get through the ranks to get into the first team and international recognition should be acclaimed by the club's supporters. Instead there are negative comments.
For goodness sake, this is a forum. They praised him for getting in, but stated they personally don't rate him and would play others instead of him! That is what a football fan is about!

The people who post nothing but possitive 'Kiss your A**' stuff makes for BORING reading.

I agree with the posters above. Well done to the lad for getting into the squad, but I don't rate him - sorry if that offends anyone!

My Midfield Trio would be Holla, McCourt & Gardner. Much much more talented players

Obviously you know more than the guys who pick the England U21 sides. Pathetic.
We probably see JFC play more than the guys who pick the U21 sides, so in truth we probably do know more about his ability!

Anyone that does watch JFC will know that he is pretty average. Well done to him, but I don't rate him either - and we have better players than him to choose from now.

Sorry to offend you Tawes!!
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Tommy11 says... B rian Tawses left foot wrote: Some of the comments here are unbelievable. A young player who has worked so hard to get through the ranks to get into the first team and international recognition should be acclaimed by the club's supporters. Instead there are negative comments. For goodness sake, this is a forum. They praised him for getting in, but stated they personally don't rate him and would play others instead of him! That is what a football fan is about! The people who post nothing but possitive 'Kiss your A**' stuff makes for BORING reading. I agree with the posters above. Well done to the lad for getting into the squad, but I don't rate him - sorry if that offends anyone! My Midfield Trio would be Holla, McCourt & Gardner. Much much more talented players Obviously you know more than the guys who pick the England U21 sides. Pathetic.[/p][/quote]We probably see JFC play more than the guys who pick the U21 sides, so in truth we probably do know more about his ability! Anyone that does watch JFC will know that he is pretty average. Well done to him, but I don't rate him either - and we have better players than him to choose from now. Sorry to offend you Tawes!! Anthony 14
  • Score: 0

1:11pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Sheil says...

Strange isn't it so many of you on here berate him, & yet Sami plays him consistently!!
At least he had the guts to step up for the penalties & scored from both.....damned good on him! Not all have the guts to do that!
Steve Forster must be proud of him.
He's a trier which is more than can be said about some of the squad last season who had their heads turned in other directions!
Strange isn't it so many of you on here berate him, & yet Sami plays him consistently!! At least he had the guts to step up for the penalties & scored from both.....damned good on him! Not all have the guts to do that! Steve Forster must be proud of him. He's a trier which is more than can be said about some of the squad last season who had their heads turned in other directions! Sheil
  • Score: 6

1:12pm Thu 28 Aug 14

jaybee68 says...

Anthony 14 wrote:
B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Tommy11 says...


B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Some of the comments here are unbelievable. A young player who has worked so hard to get through the ranks to get into the first team and international recognition should be acclaimed by the club's supporters. Instead there are negative comments.
For goodness sake, this is a forum. They praised him for getting in, but stated they personally don't rate him and would play others instead of him! That is what a football fan is about!

The people who post nothing but possitive 'Kiss your A**' stuff makes for BORING reading.

I agree with the posters above. Well done to the lad for getting into the squad, but I don't rate him - sorry if that offends anyone!

My Midfield Trio would be Holla, McCourt & Gardner. Much much more talented players

Obviously you know more than the guys who pick the England U21 sides. Pathetic.
We probably see JFC play more than the guys who pick the U21 sides, so in truth we probably do know more about his ability!

Anyone that does watch JFC will know that he is pretty average. Well done to him, but I don't rate him either - and we have better players than him to choose from now.

Sorry to offend you Tawes!!
What a great position for us to be in.
Most of the posters here all want to congratulate the lad - its great recognition both for him and the club.
He's a great prospect, and a work-in-progress who is still developing and improving. But with the recent additions of quality, like for many he doesn't now make my starting 11.
But great to be in a position where someone deemed amongst first choices to get into the national U21 side doesnt quite make our starting team as we have better options.
[quote][p][bold]Anthony 14[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Tommy11 says... B rian Tawses left foot wrote: Some of the comments here are unbelievable. A young player who has worked so hard to get through the ranks to get into the first team and international recognition should be acclaimed by the club's supporters. Instead there are negative comments. For goodness sake, this is a forum. They praised him for getting in, but stated they personally don't rate him and would play others instead of him! That is what a football fan is about! The people who post nothing but possitive 'Kiss your A**' stuff makes for BORING reading. I agree with the posters above. Well done to the lad for getting into the squad, but I don't rate him - sorry if that offends anyone! My Midfield Trio would be Holla, McCourt & Gardner. Much much more talented players Obviously you know more than the guys who pick the England U21 sides. Pathetic.[/p][/quote]We probably see JFC play more than the guys who pick the U21 sides, so in truth we probably do know more about his ability! Anyone that does watch JFC will know that he is pretty average. Well done to him, but I don't rate him either - and we have better players than him to choose from now. Sorry to offend you Tawes!![/p][/quote]What a great position for us to be in. Most of the posters here all want to congratulate the lad - its great recognition both for him and the club. He's a great prospect, and a work-in-progress who is still developing and improving. But with the recent additions of quality, like for many he doesn't now make my starting 11. But great to be in a position where someone deemed amongst first choices to get into the national U21 side doesnt quite make our starting team as we have better options. jaybee68
  • Score: 8

1:52pm Thu 28 Aug 14

WisdomSpeaks says...

Tommy11 wrote:
B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Some of the comments here are unbelievable. A young player who has worked so hard to get through the ranks to get into the first team and international recognition should be acclaimed by the club's supporters. Instead there are negative comments.
For goodness sake, this is a forum. They praised him for getting in, but stated they personally don't rate him and would play others instead of him! That is what a football fan is about!

The people who post nothing but possitive 'Kiss your A**' stuff makes for BORING reading.

I agree with the posters above. Well done to the lad for getting into the squad, but I don't rate him - sorry if that offends anyone!

My Midfield Trio would be Holla, McCourt & Gardner. Much much more talented players.
I think you're spot on. That will be an awesome midfield and will create many chances for the front runners, whoever they may be! From all the games I've seen O'Grady play, I can't see he's up to the standard to get us into the Premier League but CMS, Colunga and Baldock could make a great rotational front trio. Let's see who Sami decides on for Saturday. Can't come quickly enough and I think the tickets are selling fast - great news especially as Charlton will bring a couple of thousand perhaps! All makes for a great atmosphere.
[quote][p][bold]Tommy11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Some of the comments here are unbelievable. A young player who has worked so hard to get through the ranks to get into the first team and international recognition should be acclaimed by the club's supporters. Instead there are negative comments.[/p][/quote]For goodness sake, this is a forum. They praised him for getting in, but stated they personally don't rate him and would play others instead of him! That is what a football fan is about! The people who post nothing but possitive 'Kiss your A**' stuff makes for BORING reading. I agree with the posters above. Well done to the lad for getting into the squad, but I don't rate him - sorry if that offends anyone! My Midfield Trio would be Holla, McCourt & Gardner. Much much more talented players.[/p][/quote]I think you're spot on. That will be an awesome midfield and will create many chances for the front runners, whoever they may be! From all the games I've seen O'Grady play, I can't see he's up to the standard to get us into the Premier League but CMS, Colunga and Baldock could make a great rotational front trio. Let's see who Sami decides on for Saturday. Can't come quickly enough and I think the tickets are selling fast - great news especially as Charlton will bring a couple of thousand perhaps! All makes for a great atmosphere. WisdomSpeaks
  • Score: 12

1:59pm Thu 28 Aug 14

rockypaul says...

Sheil wrote:
Strange isn't it so many of you on here berate him, & yet Sami plays him consistently!!
At least he had the guts to step up for the penalties & scored from both.....damned good on him! Not all have the guts to do that!
Steve Forster must be proud of him.
He's a trier which is more than can be said about some of the squad last season who had their heads turned in other directions!
I think you mean Nicky Forster would be proud as I am sure Steve Foster our old headband captain is as well lol

well done Jake up the albion...!!!
[quote][p][bold]Sheil[/bold] wrote: Strange isn't it so many of you on here berate him, & yet Sami plays him consistently!! At least he had the guts to step up for the penalties & scored from both.....damned good on him! Not all have the guts to do that! Steve Forster must be proud of him. He's a trier which is more than can be said about some of the squad last season who had their heads turned in other directions![/p][/quote]I think you mean Nicky Forster would be proud as I am sure Steve Foster our old headband captain is as well lol well done Jake up the albion...!!! rockypaul
  • Score: 8

2:02pm Thu 28 Aug 14

ballantrrae says...

Congrats to both JFC and Walton on being called up.
Shame about March. Has anybody heard anything recently about his back injury ? The last I heard was that he was going to see a specialist to find out what is causing the problem and I haven't seen any comment since. The sooner he gets back to full fitness the better, it must be frustrating and worrying for him and the club.
It looks as if if the young Cork defender LENIHAN has, as predicted, opted to join Hull rather than BHA. At least that is what the Irish Independent is now reporting. I am disappointed but not surprised and hope the lad doesn't come to regret his decision.
I wonder if that means that the Albion's transfer activity in this Window has ended or might we perhaps see another new face at the Amex ?
I think there is an outside chance we could add another attacker (in place of Buckley) or another young defender given that Lenihan is not joining.
Oh well we will know in just over 4 days time when the Window closes.
Onwards and Upwards with SH.
Congrats to both JFC and Walton on being called up. Shame about March. Has anybody heard anything recently about his back injury ? The last I heard was that he was going to see a specialist to find out what is causing the problem and I haven't seen any comment since. The sooner he gets back to full fitness the better, it must be frustrating and worrying for him and the club. It looks as if if the young Cork defender LENIHAN has, as predicted, opted to join Hull rather than BHA. At least that is what the Irish Independent is now reporting. I am disappointed but not surprised and hope the lad doesn't come to regret his decision. I wonder if that means that the Albion's transfer activity in this Window has ended or might we perhaps see another new face at the Amex ? I think there is an outside chance we could add another attacker (in place of Buckley) or another young defender given that Lenihan is not joining. Oh well we will know in just over 4 days time when the Window closes. Onwards and Upwards with SH. ballantrrae
  • Score: 6

2:06pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Sheil says...

Yes Rockypaul you are right.....just had a glass o vino!!!

They were great days too with Fossie.Lawro,Wardy, Sully etc.,
Yes Rockypaul you are right.....just had a glass o vino!!! They were great days too with Fossie.Lawro,Wardy, Sully etc., Sheil
  • Score: 3

2:18pm Thu 28 Aug 14

ballantrrae says...

ballantrrae wrote:
Congrats to both JFC and Walton on being called up.
Shame about March. Has anybody heard anything recently about his back injury ? The last I heard was that he was going to see a specialist to find out what is causing the problem and I haven't seen any comment since. The sooner he gets back to full fitness the better, it must be frustrating and worrying for him and the club.
It looks as if if the young Cork defender LENIHAN has, as predicted, opted to join Hull rather than BHA. At least that is what the Irish Independent is now reporting. I am disappointed but not surprised and hope the lad doesn't come to regret his decision.
I wonder if that means that the Albion's transfer activity in this Window has ended or might we perhaps see another new face at the Amex ?
I think there is an outside chance we could add another attacker (in place of Buckley) or another young defender given that Lenihan is not joining.
Oh well we will know in just over 4 days time when the Window closes.
Onwards and Upwards with SH.
It is also being reported in the Hull Daily Mail that Lenihan is joining Hull rather than the Albion.
I guess we can't win them all even though I think he would have developed faster at Brighton - remember that both Bruno and Calde are out of contract at the end of the season.
One benefit for BHA is that we have saved the Euro 200,000 reported fee.
I have to say that Burke and his team have really delivered in the last couple of weeks. 7 new signings in 12 days on top of the 4 completed earlier is quite an achievement and represents a major restructuring of the squad
On to the next DS or main squad target. UTA.
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: Congrats to both JFC and Walton on being called up. Shame about March. Has anybody heard anything recently about his back injury ? The last I heard was that he was going to see a specialist to find out what is causing the problem and I haven't seen any comment since. The sooner he gets back to full fitness the better, it must be frustrating and worrying for him and the club. It looks as if if the young Cork defender LENIHAN has, as predicted, opted to join Hull rather than BHA. At least that is what the Irish Independent is now reporting. I am disappointed but not surprised and hope the lad doesn't come to regret his decision. I wonder if that means that the Albion's transfer activity in this Window has ended or might we perhaps see another new face at the Amex ? I think there is an outside chance we could add another attacker (in place of Buckley) or another young defender given that Lenihan is not joining. Oh well we will know in just over 4 days time when the Window closes. Onwards and Upwards with SH.[/p][/quote]It is also being reported in the Hull Daily Mail that Lenihan is joining Hull rather than the Albion. I guess we can't win them all even though I think he would have developed faster at Brighton - remember that both Bruno and Calde are out of contract at the end of the season. One benefit for BHA is that we have saved the Euro 200,000 reported fee. I have to say that Burke and his team have really delivered in the last couple of weeks. 7 new signings in 12 days on top of the 4 completed earlier is quite an achievement and represents a major restructuring of the squad On to the next DS or main squad target. UTA. ballantrrae
  • Score: 6

2:20pm Thu 28 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

ballantrrae wrote:
Congrats to both JFC and Walton on being called up.
Shame about March. Has anybody heard anything recently about his back injury ? The last I heard was that he was going to see a specialist to find out what is causing the problem and I haven't seen any comment since. The sooner he gets back to full fitness the better, it must be frustrating and worrying for him and the club.
It looks as if if the young Cork defender LENIHAN has, as predicted, opted to join Hull rather than BHA. At least that is what the Irish Independent is now reporting. I am disappointed but not surprised and hope the lad doesn't come to regret his decision.
I wonder if that means that the Albion's transfer activity in this Window has ended or might we perhaps see another new face at the Amex ?
I think there is an outside chance we could add another attacker (in place of Buckley) or another young defender given that Lenihan is not joining.
Oh well we will know in just over 4 days time when the Window closes.
Onwards and Upwards with SH.
Don't forget the loan window, doesn't that window have a later closing date? Liverpool's Ibe has yet to go out on loan, something which I think Liverpool had planned for prior to his excellent USA tour. It might be that Liverpool have changed their minds and keep him at home, but if he is up for grabs, he would serve us well.
Have to think that Fenelon could go out on loan. Don't really see us going for a right back if we don't get the Irish lad, we have two. No idea what the future is for Maksi, very little involvement so far, could go out on loan I guess. Between now and the winter window I would not be surprised if CMS were to be offered a new deal.
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: Congrats to both JFC and Walton on being called up. Shame about March. Has anybody heard anything recently about his back injury ? The last I heard was that he was going to see a specialist to find out what is causing the problem and I haven't seen any comment since. The sooner he gets back to full fitness the better, it must be frustrating and worrying for him and the club. It looks as if if the young Cork defender LENIHAN has, as predicted, opted to join Hull rather than BHA. At least that is what the Irish Independent is now reporting. I am disappointed but not surprised and hope the lad doesn't come to regret his decision. I wonder if that means that the Albion's transfer activity in this Window has ended or might we perhaps see another new face at the Amex ? I think there is an outside chance we could add another attacker (in place of Buckley) or another young defender given that Lenihan is not joining. Oh well we will know in just over 4 days time when the Window closes. Onwards and Upwards with SH.[/p][/quote]Don't forget the loan window, doesn't that window have a later closing date? Liverpool's Ibe has yet to go out on loan, something which I think Liverpool had planned for prior to his excellent USA tour. It might be that Liverpool have changed their minds and keep him at home, but if he is up for grabs, he would serve us well. Have to think that Fenelon could go out on loan. Don't really see us going for a right back if we don't get the Irish lad, we have two. No idea what the future is for Maksi, very little involvement so far, could go out on loan I guess. Between now and the winter window I would not be surprised if CMS were to be offered a new deal. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

2:51pm Thu 28 Aug 14

M T Wallet says...

Tommy11 wrote:
B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Some of the comments here are unbelievable. A young player who has worked so hard to get through the ranks to get into the first team and international recognition should be acclaimed by the club's supporters. Instead there are negative comments.
For goodness sake, this is a forum. They praised him for getting in, but stated they personally don't rate him and would play others instead of him! That is what a football fan is about!

The people who post nothing but possitive 'Kiss your A**' stuff makes for BORING reading.

I agree with the posters above. Well done to the lad for getting into the squad, but I don't rate him - sorry if that offends anyone!

My Midfield Trio would be Holla, McCourt & Gardner. Much much more talented players.
Well said Tommy. Many agree with you. Constructive criticism is always welcome and so are differing opinions. Why can't some of the arrogant, self opinionated posters on here just accept other opinions?
I even like the so called trolls because their comments are amusing and clearly designed to **** the pompous posters who think everyone should worship every little thing the Albion does and then tell us what to post and think.
Yes, Mayfield, Freeloaders etc are WUMs but they often make me laugh and I accept their posts for what they are. Half the time they are not serious anyway but some people take this all far too seriously. Shankly made the comment about Football being more important than life or death. He was wrong; it's not and anyone who thinks it is has really bad priorities.
[quote][p][bold]Tommy11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Some of the comments here are unbelievable. A young player who has worked so hard to get through the ranks to get into the first team and international recognition should be acclaimed by the club's supporters. Instead there are negative comments.[/p][/quote]For goodness sake, this is a forum. They praised him for getting in, but stated they personally don't rate him and would play others instead of him! That is what a football fan is about! The people who post nothing but possitive 'Kiss your A**' stuff makes for BORING reading. I agree with the posters above. Well done to the lad for getting into the squad, but I don't rate him - sorry if that offends anyone! My Midfield Trio would be Holla, McCourt & Gardner. Much much more talented players.[/p][/quote]Well said Tommy. Many agree with you. Constructive criticism is always welcome and so are differing opinions. Why can't some of the arrogant, self opinionated posters on here just accept other opinions? I even like the so called trolls because their comments are amusing and clearly designed to **** the pompous posters who think everyone should worship every little thing the Albion does and then tell us what to post and think. Yes, Mayfield, Freeloaders etc are WUMs but they often make me laugh and I accept their posts for what they are. Half the time they are not serious anyway but some people take this all far too seriously. Shankly made the comment about Football being more important than life or death. He was wrong; it's not and anyone who thinks it is has really bad priorities. M T Wallet
  • Score: 2

2:53pm Thu 28 Aug 14

M T Wallet says...

M T Wallet wrote:
Tommy11 wrote:
B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Some of the comments here are unbelievable. A young player who has worked so hard to get through the ranks to get into the first team and international recognition should be acclaimed by the club's supporters. Instead there are negative comments.
For goodness sake, this is a forum. They praised him for getting in, but stated they personally don't rate him and would play others instead of him! That is what a football fan is about!

The people who post nothing but possitive 'Kiss your A**' stuff makes for BORING reading.

I agree with the posters above. Well done to the lad for getting into the squad, but I don't rate him - sorry if that offends anyone!

My Midfield Trio would be Holla, McCourt & Gardner. Much much more talented players.
Well said Tommy. Many agree with you. Constructive criticism is always welcome and so are differing opinions. Why can't some of the arrogant, self opinionated posters on here just accept other opinions?
I even like the so called trolls because their comments are amusing and clearly designed to **** the pompous posters who think everyone should worship every little thing the Albion does and then tell us what to post and think.
Yes, Mayfield, Freeloaders etc are WUMs but they often make me laugh and I accept their posts for what they are. Half the time they are not serious anyway but some people take this all far too seriously. Shankly made the comment about Football being more important than life or death. He was wrong; it's not and anyone who thinks it is has really bad priorities.
So the Argus is censoring the proper word 'p*r* i* c k' now? They are getting worse.
[quote][p][bold]M T Wallet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tommy11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Some of the comments here are unbelievable. A young player who has worked so hard to get through the ranks to get into the first team and international recognition should be acclaimed by the club's supporters. Instead there are negative comments.[/p][/quote]For goodness sake, this is a forum. They praised him for getting in, but stated they personally don't rate him and would play others instead of him! That is what a football fan is about! The people who post nothing but possitive 'Kiss your A**' stuff makes for BORING reading. I agree with the posters above. Well done to the lad for getting into the squad, but I don't rate him - sorry if that offends anyone! My Midfield Trio would be Holla, McCourt & Gardner. Much much more talented players.[/p][/quote]Well said Tommy. Many agree with you. Constructive criticism is always welcome and so are differing opinions. Why can't some of the arrogant, self opinionated posters on here just accept other opinions? I even like the so called trolls because their comments are amusing and clearly designed to **** the pompous posters who think everyone should worship every little thing the Albion does and then tell us what to post and think. Yes, Mayfield, Freeloaders etc are WUMs but they often make me laugh and I accept their posts for what they are. Half the time they are not serious anyway but some people take this all far too seriously. Shankly made the comment about Football being more important than life or death. He was wrong; it's not and anyone who thinks it is has really bad priorities.[/p][/quote]So the Argus is censoring the proper word 'p*r* i* c k' now? They are getting worse. M T Wallet
  • Score: 0

2:55pm Thu 28 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

M T Wallet wrote:
M T Wallet wrote:
Tommy11 wrote:
B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Some of the comments here are unbelievable. A young player who has worked so hard to get through the ranks to get into the first team and international recognition should be acclaimed by the club's supporters. Instead there are negative comments.
For goodness sake, this is a forum. They praised him for getting in, but stated they personally don't rate him and would play others instead of him! That is what a football fan is about!

The people who post nothing but possitive 'Kiss your A**' stuff makes for BORING reading.

I agree with the posters above. Well done to the lad for getting into the squad, but I don't rate him - sorry if that offends anyone!

My Midfield Trio would be Holla, McCourt & Gardner. Much much more talented players.
Well said Tommy. Many agree with you. Constructive criticism is always welcome and so are differing opinions. Why can't some of the arrogant, self opinionated posters on here just accept other opinions?
I even like the so called trolls because their comments are amusing and clearly designed to **** the pompous posters who think everyone should worship every little thing the Albion does and then tell us what to post and think.
Yes, Mayfield, Freeloaders etc are WUMs but they often make me laugh and I accept their posts for what they are. Half the time they are not serious anyway but some people take this all far too seriously. Shankly made the comment about Football being more important than life or death. He was wrong; it's not and anyone who thinks it is has really bad priorities.
So the Argus is censoring the proper word 'p*r* i* c k' now? They are getting worse.
no not the Argus, it's the sofware that does that, American software. There exists a bank of words that the software will not allow, but with a little effort, as you have found out, you can get your point across.
[quote][p][bold]M T Wallet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M T Wallet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tommy11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Some of the comments here are unbelievable. A young player who has worked so hard to get through the ranks to get into the first team and international recognition should be acclaimed by the club's supporters. Instead there are negative comments.[/p][/quote]For goodness sake, this is a forum. They praised him for getting in, but stated they personally don't rate him and would play others instead of him! That is what a football fan is about! The people who post nothing but possitive 'Kiss your A**' stuff makes for BORING reading. I agree with the posters above. Well done to the lad for getting into the squad, but I don't rate him - sorry if that offends anyone! My Midfield Trio would be Holla, McCourt & Gardner. Much much more talented players.[/p][/quote]Well said Tommy. Many agree with you. Constructive criticism is always welcome and so are differing opinions. Why can't some of the arrogant, self opinionated posters on here just accept other opinions? I even like the so called trolls because their comments are amusing and clearly designed to **** the pompous posters who think everyone should worship every little thing the Albion does and then tell us what to post and think. Yes, Mayfield, Freeloaders etc are WUMs but they often make me laugh and I accept their posts for what they are. Half the time they are not serious anyway but some people take this all far too seriously. Shankly made the comment about Football being more important than life or death. He was wrong; it's not and anyone who thinks it is has really bad priorities.[/p][/quote]So the Argus is censoring the proper word 'p*r* i* c k' now? They are getting worse.[/p][/quote]no not the Argus, it's the sofware that does that, American software. There exists a bank of words that the software will not allow, but with a little effort, as you have found out, you can get your point across. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

2:58pm Thu 28 Aug 14

M T Wallet says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
M T Wallet wrote:
M T Wallet wrote:
Tommy11 wrote:
B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Some of the comments here are unbelievable. A young player who has worked so hard to get through the ranks to get into the first team and international recognition should be acclaimed by the club's supporters. Instead there are negative comments.
For goodness sake, this is a forum. They praised him for getting in, but stated they personally don't rate him and would play others instead of him! That is what a football fan is about!

The people who post nothing but possitive 'Kiss your A**' stuff makes for BORING reading.

I agree with the posters above. Well done to the lad for getting into the squad, but I don't rate him - sorry if that offends anyone!

My Midfield Trio would be Holla, McCourt & Gardner. Much much more talented players.
Well said Tommy. Many agree with you. Constructive criticism is always welcome and so are differing opinions. Why can't some of the arrogant, self opinionated posters on here just accept other opinions?
I even like the so called trolls because their comments are amusing and clearly designed to **** the pompous posters who think everyone should worship every little thing the Albion does and then tell us what to post and think.
Yes, Mayfield, Freeloaders etc are WUMs but they often make me laugh and I accept their posts for what they are. Half the time they are not serious anyway but some people take this all far too seriously. Shankly made the comment about Football being more important than life or death. He was wrong; it's not and anyone who thinks it is has really bad priorities.
So the Argus is censoring the proper word 'p*r* i* c k' now? They are getting worse.
no not the Argus, it's the sofware that does that, American software. There exists a bank of words that the software will not allow, but with a little effort, as you have found out, you can get your point across.
Ok. Thanks.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M T Wallet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M T Wallet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tommy11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Some of the comments here are unbelievable. A young player who has worked so hard to get through the ranks to get into the first team and international recognition should be acclaimed by the club's supporters. Instead there are negative comments.[/p][/quote]For goodness sake, this is a forum. They praised him for getting in, but stated they personally don't rate him and would play others instead of him! That is what a football fan is about! The people who post nothing but possitive 'Kiss your A**' stuff makes for BORING reading. I agree with the posters above. Well done to the lad for getting into the squad, but I don't rate him - sorry if that offends anyone! My Midfield Trio would be Holla, McCourt & Gardner. Much much more talented players.[/p][/quote]Well said Tommy. Many agree with you. Constructive criticism is always welcome and so are differing opinions. Why can't some of the arrogant, self opinionated posters on here just accept other opinions? I even like the so called trolls because their comments are amusing and clearly designed to **** the pompous posters who think everyone should worship every little thing the Albion does and then tell us what to post and think. Yes, Mayfield, Freeloaders etc are WUMs but they often make me laugh and I accept their posts for what they are. Half the time they are not serious anyway but some people take this all far too seriously. Shankly made the comment about Football being more important than life or death. He was wrong; it's not and anyone who thinks it is has really bad priorities.[/p][/quote]So the Argus is censoring the proper word 'p*r* i* c k' now? They are getting worse.[/p][/quote]no not the Argus, it's the sofware that does that, American software. There exists a bank of words that the software will not allow, but with a little effort, as you have found out, you can get your point across.[/p][/quote]Ok. Thanks. M T Wallet
  • Score: 3

3:01pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Rougvie Legend says...

M T Wallet wrote:
Tommy11 wrote:
B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Some of the comments here are unbelievable. A young player who has worked so hard to get through the ranks to get into the first team and international recognition should be acclaimed by the club's supporters. Instead there are negative comments.
For goodness sake, this is a forum. They praised him for getting in, but stated they personally don't rate him and would play others instead of him! That is what a football fan is about!

The people who post nothing but possitive 'Kiss your A**' stuff makes for BORING reading.

I agree with the posters above. Well done to the lad for getting into the squad, but I don't rate him - sorry if that offends anyone!

My Midfield Trio would be Holla, McCourt & Gardner. Much much more talented players.
Well said Tommy. Many agree with you. Constructive criticism is always welcome and so are differing opinions. Why can't some of the arrogant, self opinionated posters on here just accept other opinions?
I even like the so called trolls because their comments are amusing and clearly designed to **** the pompous posters who think everyone should worship every little thing the Albion does and then tell us what to post and think.
Yes, Mayfield, Freeloaders etc are WUMs but they often make me laugh and I accept their posts for what they are. Half the time they are not serious anyway but some people take this all far too seriously. Shankly made the comment about Football being more important than life or death. He was wrong; it's not and anyone who thinks it is has really bad priorities.
Well said I've been itching to write a simular post, some people see things through a blue and white mist, I used to agree with Shackle till I had kids, that changes your prioritys
[quote][p][bold]M T Wallet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tommy11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Some of the comments here are unbelievable. A young player who has worked so hard to get through the ranks to get into the first team and international recognition should be acclaimed by the club's supporters. Instead there are negative comments.[/p][/quote]For goodness sake, this is a forum. They praised him for getting in, but stated they personally don't rate him and would play others instead of him! That is what a football fan is about! The people who post nothing but possitive 'Kiss your A**' stuff makes for BORING reading. I agree with the posters above. Well done to the lad for getting into the squad, but I don't rate him - sorry if that offends anyone! My Midfield Trio would be Holla, McCourt & Gardner. Much much more talented players.[/p][/quote]Well said Tommy. Many agree with you. Constructive criticism is always welcome and so are differing opinions. Why can't some of the arrogant, self opinionated posters on here just accept other opinions? I even like the so called trolls because their comments are amusing and clearly designed to **** the pompous posters who think everyone should worship every little thing the Albion does and then tell us what to post and think. Yes, Mayfield, Freeloaders etc are WUMs but they often make me laugh and I accept their posts for what they are. Half the time they are not serious anyway but some people take this all far too seriously. Shankly made the comment about Football being more important than life or death. He was wrong; it's not and anyone who thinks it is has really bad priorities.[/p][/quote]Well said I've been itching to write a simular post, some people see things through a blue and white mist, I used to agree with Shackle till I had kids, that changes your prioritys Rougvie Legend
  • Score: 4

3:01pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Rougvie Legend says...

M T Wallet wrote:
Tommy11 wrote:
B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Some of the comments here are unbelievable. A young player who has worked so hard to get through the ranks to get into the first team and international recognition should be acclaimed by the club's supporters. Instead there are negative comments.
For goodness sake, this is a forum. They praised him for getting in, but stated they personally don't rate him and would play others instead of him! That is what a football fan is about!

The people who post nothing but possitive 'Kiss your A**' stuff makes for BORING reading.

I agree with the posters above. Well done to the lad for getting into the squad, but I don't rate him - sorry if that offends anyone!

My Midfield Trio would be Holla, McCourt & Gardner. Much much more talented players.
Well said Tommy. Many agree with you. Constructive criticism is always welcome and so are differing opinions. Why can't some of the arrogant, self opinionated posters on here just accept other opinions?
I even like the so called trolls because their comments are amusing and clearly designed to **** the pompous posters who think everyone should worship every little thing the Albion does and then tell us what to post and think.
Yes, Mayfield, Freeloaders etc are WUMs but they often make me laugh and I accept their posts for what they are. Half the time they are not serious anyway but some people take this all far too seriously. Shankly made the comment about Football being more important than life or death. He was wrong; it's not and anyone who thinks it is has really bad priorities.
Well said I've been itching to write a simular post, some people see things through a blue and white mist, I used to agree with Shackle till I had kids, that changes your prioritys
[quote][p][bold]M T Wallet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tommy11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Some of the comments here are unbelievable. A young player who has worked so hard to get through the ranks to get into the first team and international recognition should be acclaimed by the club's supporters. Instead there are negative comments.[/p][/quote]For goodness sake, this is a forum. They praised him for getting in, but stated they personally don't rate him and would play others instead of him! That is what a football fan is about! The people who post nothing but possitive 'Kiss your A**' stuff makes for BORING reading. I agree with the posters above. Well done to the lad for getting into the squad, but I don't rate him - sorry if that offends anyone! My Midfield Trio would be Holla, McCourt & Gardner. Much much more talented players.[/p][/quote]Well said Tommy. Many agree with you. Constructive criticism is always welcome and so are differing opinions. Why can't some of the arrogant, self opinionated posters on here just accept other opinions? I even like the so called trolls because their comments are amusing and clearly designed to **** the pompous posters who think everyone should worship every little thing the Albion does and then tell us what to post and think. Yes, Mayfield, Freeloaders etc are WUMs but they often make me laugh and I accept their posts for what they are. Half the time they are not serious anyway but some people take this all far too seriously. Shankly made the comment about Football being more important than life or death. He was wrong; it's not and anyone who thinks it is has really bad priorities.[/p][/quote]Well said I've been itching to write a simular post, some people see things through a blue and white mist, I used to agree with Shackle till I had kids, that changes your prioritys Rougvie Legend
  • Score: 1

3:07pm Thu 28 Aug 14

dave from bexill says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
ballantrrae wrote:
Congrats to both JFC and Walton on being called up.
Shame about March. Has anybody heard anything recently about his back injury ? The last I heard was that he was going to see a specialist to find out what is causing the problem and I haven't seen any comment since. The sooner he gets back to full fitness the better, it must be frustrating and worrying for him and the club.
It looks as if if the young Cork defender LENIHAN has, as predicted, opted to join Hull rather than BHA. At least that is what the Irish Independent is now reporting. I am disappointed but not surprised and hope the lad doesn't come to regret his decision.
I wonder if that means that the Albion's transfer activity in this Window has ended or might we perhaps see another new face at the Amex ?
I think there is an outside chance we could add another attacker (in place of Buckley) or another young defender given that Lenihan is not joining.
Oh well we will know in just over 4 days time when the Window closes.
Onwards and Upwards with SH.
Don't forget the loan window, doesn't that window have a later closing date? Liverpool's Ibe has yet to go out on loan, something which I think Liverpool had planned for prior to his excellent USA tour. It might be that Liverpool have changed their minds and keep him at home, but if he is up for grabs, he would serve us well.
Have to think that Fenelon could go out on loan. Don't really see us going for a right back if we don't get the Irish lad, we have two. No idea what the future is for Maksi, very little involvement so far, could go out on loan I guess. Between now and the winter window I would not be surprised if CMS were to be offered a new deal.
I think I read that Ibe was going on loan to Derby
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: Congrats to both JFC and Walton on being called up. Shame about March. Has anybody heard anything recently about his back injury ? The last I heard was that he was going to see a specialist to find out what is causing the problem and I haven't seen any comment since. The sooner he gets back to full fitness the better, it must be frustrating and worrying for him and the club. It looks as if if the young Cork defender LENIHAN has, as predicted, opted to join Hull rather than BHA. At least that is what the Irish Independent is now reporting. I am disappointed but not surprised and hope the lad doesn't come to regret his decision. I wonder if that means that the Albion's transfer activity in this Window has ended or might we perhaps see another new face at the Amex ? I think there is an outside chance we could add another attacker (in place of Buckley) or another young defender given that Lenihan is not joining. Oh well we will know in just over 4 days time when the Window closes. Onwards and Upwards with SH.[/p][/quote]Don't forget the loan window, doesn't that window have a later closing date? Liverpool's Ibe has yet to go out on loan, something which I think Liverpool had planned for prior to his excellent USA tour. It might be that Liverpool have changed their minds and keep him at home, but if he is up for grabs, he would serve us well. Have to think that Fenelon could go out on loan. Don't really see us going for a right back if we don't get the Irish lad, we have two. No idea what the future is for Maksi, very little involvement so far, could go out on loan I guess. Between now and the winter window I would not be surprised if CMS were to be offered a new deal.[/p][/quote]I think I read that Ibe was going on loan to Derby dave from bexill
  • Score: 3

3:09pm Thu 28 Aug 14

migratorygull says...

Strange how fans don't take to some players (often midfielders) who get regularly picked and praised by managers. The contribution they make isn't recognised and fans compare them to other players who stand out as favourites. I remember Tony Grealish picking up a lot of negative comment from the East Terrace at the Goldstone- but getting plenty of international caps! Opinion was sharply divided on his worth, and JFC seems to be getting the same treatment.
Strange how fans don't take to some players (often midfielders) who get regularly picked and praised by managers. The contribution they make isn't recognised and fans compare them to other players who stand out as favourites. I remember Tony Grealish picking up a lot of negative comment from the East Terrace at the Goldstone- but getting plenty of international caps! Opinion was sharply divided on his worth, and JFC seems to be getting the same treatment. migratorygull
  • Score: 7

3:17pm Thu 28 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

dave from bexill wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
ballantrrae wrote:
Congrats to both JFC and Walton on being called up.
Shame about March. Has anybody heard anything recently about his back injury ? The last I heard was that he was going to see a specialist to find out what is causing the problem and I haven't seen any comment since. The sooner he gets back to full fitness the better, it must be frustrating and worrying for him and the club.
It looks as if if the young Cork defender LENIHAN has, as predicted, opted to join Hull rather than BHA. At least that is what the Irish Independent is now reporting. I am disappointed but not surprised and hope the lad doesn't come to regret his decision.
I wonder if that means that the Albion's transfer activity in this Window has ended or might we perhaps see another new face at the Amex ?
I think there is an outside chance we could add another attacker (in place of Buckley) or another young defender given that Lenihan is not joining.
Oh well we will know in just over 4 days time when the Window closes.
Onwards and Upwards with SH.
Don't forget the loan window, doesn't that window have a later closing date? Liverpool's Ibe has yet to go out on loan, something which I think Liverpool had planned for prior to his excellent USA tour. It might be that Liverpool have changed their minds and keep him at home, but if he is up for grabs, he would serve us well.
Have to think that Fenelon could go out on loan. Don't really see us going for a right back if we don't get the Irish lad, we have two. No idea what the future is for Maksi, very little involvement so far, could go out on loan I guess. Between now and the winter window I would not be surprised if CMS were to be offered a new deal.
I think I read that Ibe was going on loan to Derby
yep I read that today, perhaps Liverpool prefer that he goes to Derby but for us, he would have been so useful.
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: Congrats to both JFC and Walton on being called up. Shame about March. Has anybody heard anything recently about his back injury ? The last I heard was that he was going to see a specialist to find out what is causing the problem and I haven't seen any comment since. The sooner he gets back to full fitness the better, it must be frustrating and worrying for him and the club. It looks as if if the young Cork defender LENIHAN has, as predicted, opted to join Hull rather than BHA. At least that is what the Irish Independent is now reporting. I am disappointed but not surprised and hope the lad doesn't come to regret his decision. I wonder if that means that the Albion's transfer activity in this Window has ended or might we perhaps see another new face at the Amex ? I think there is an outside chance we could add another attacker (in place of Buckley) or another young defender given that Lenihan is not joining. Oh well we will know in just over 4 days time when the Window closes. Onwards and Upwards with SH.[/p][/quote]Don't forget the loan window, doesn't that window have a later closing date? Liverpool's Ibe has yet to go out on loan, something which I think Liverpool had planned for prior to his excellent USA tour. It might be that Liverpool have changed their minds and keep him at home, but if he is up for grabs, he would serve us well. Have to think that Fenelon could go out on loan. Don't really see us going for a right back if we don't get the Irish lad, we have two. No idea what the future is for Maksi, very little involvement so far, could go out on loan I guess. Between now and the winter window I would not be surprised if CMS were to be offered a new deal.[/p][/quote]I think I read that Ibe was going on loan to Derby[/p][/quote]yep I read that today, perhaps Liverpool prefer that he goes to Derby but for us, he would have been so useful. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 4

3:33pm Thu 28 Aug 14

OldGull says...

migratorygull wrote:
Strange how fans don't take to some players (often midfielders) who get regularly picked and praised by managers. The contribution they make isn't recognised and fans compare them to other players who stand out as favourites. I remember Tony Grealish picking up a lot of negative comment from the East Terrace at the Goldstone- but getting plenty of international caps! Opinion was sharply divided on his worth, and JFC seems to be getting the same treatment.
Too true
In recent years we have had Navarro & Dicker take stick.

I think many posters forget JFC is only 20.
He is the youngest player in the team (whilst Solly is injured).
He does a lot of unsung work.
For example last saturday, when Bennet was making his runs down the left, JFC was filling in behind to do his defensive duties.
Also for a 20yr old to step up twice to take the penalties on tuesday shows a level of maturity that Sami and Southgate recognise.
He may move down the pecking order in the short term, but I believe he has a good future with BHA.
For what it's worth, I liked Grealish
[quote][p][bold]migratorygull[/bold] wrote: Strange how fans don't take to some players (often midfielders) who get regularly picked and praised by managers. The contribution they make isn't recognised and fans compare them to other players who stand out as favourites. I remember Tony Grealish picking up a lot of negative comment from the East Terrace at the Goldstone- but getting plenty of international caps! Opinion was sharply divided on his worth, and JFC seems to be getting the same treatment.[/p][/quote]Too true In recent years we have had Navarro & Dicker take stick. I think many posters forget JFC is only 20. He is the youngest player in the team (whilst Solly is injured). He does a lot of unsung work. For example last saturday, when Bennet was making his runs down the left, JFC was filling in behind to do his defensive duties. Also for a 20yr old to step up twice to take the penalties on tuesday shows a level of maturity that Sami and Southgate recognise. He may move down the pecking order in the short term, but I believe he has a good future with BHA. For what it's worth, I liked Grealish OldGull
  • Score: 16

5:00pm Thu 28 Aug 14

graham w says...

im sorry JFC isnt a championship player, he has only been played due to injuries and not enough choice, But we have lots of choices now so lets see if he gets played.. persoally i dont rate one little bit.
He lacks lots of qualities that you need for a championship player. its nots his fault he just isnt good enough..

Lets see if he gets played on saturday.. i doubt he will and ill be **** if he does..
im sorry JFC isnt a championship player, he has only been played due to injuries and not enough choice, But we have lots of choices now so lets see if he gets played.. persoally i dont rate one little bit. He lacks lots of qualities that you need for a championship player. its nots his fault he just isnt good enough.. Lets see if he gets played on saturday.. i doubt he will and ill be **** if he does.. graham w
  • Score: 0

5:15pm Thu 28 Aug 14

claud59 says...

WisdomSpeaks wrote:
Tommy11 wrote:
B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Some of the comments here are unbelievable. A young player who has worked so hard to get through the ranks to get into the first team and international recognition should be acclaimed by the club's supporters. Instead there are negative comments.
For goodness sake, this is a forum. They praised him for getting in, but stated they personally don't rate him and would play others instead of him! That is what a football fan is about!

The people who post nothing but possitive 'Kiss your A**' stuff makes for BORING reading.

I agree with the posters above. Well done to the lad for getting into the squad, but I don't rate him - sorry if that offends anyone!

My Midfield Trio would be Holla, McCourt & Gardner. Much much more talented players.
I think you're spot on. That will be an awesome midfield and will create many chances for the front runners, whoever they may be! From all the games I've seen O'Grady play, I can't see he's up to the standard to get us into the Premier League but CMS, Colunga and Baldock could make a great rotational front trio. Let's see who Sami decides on for Saturday. Can't come quickly enough and I think the tickets are selling fast - great news especially as Charlton will bring a couple of thousand perhaps! All makes for a great atmosphere.
So where would Joe Tex fit in?

Such an embarrassment of riches for Sami!!
[quote][p][bold]WisdomSpeaks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tommy11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Some of the comments here are unbelievable. A young player who has worked so hard to get through the ranks to get into the first team and international recognition should be acclaimed by the club's supporters. Instead there are negative comments.[/p][/quote]For goodness sake, this is a forum. They praised him for getting in, but stated they personally don't rate him and would play others instead of him! That is what a football fan is about! The people who post nothing but possitive 'Kiss your A**' stuff makes for BORING reading. I agree with the posters above. Well done to the lad for getting into the squad, but I don't rate him - sorry if that offends anyone! My Midfield Trio would be Holla, McCourt & Gardner. Much much more talented players.[/p][/quote]I think you're spot on. That will be an awesome midfield and will create many chances for the front runners, whoever they may be! From all the games I've seen O'Grady play, I can't see he's up to the standard to get us into the Premier League but CMS, Colunga and Baldock could make a great rotational front trio. Let's see who Sami decides on for Saturday. Can't come quickly enough and I think the tickets are selling fast - great news especially as Charlton will bring a couple of thousand perhaps! All makes for a great atmosphere.[/p][/quote]So where would Joe Tex fit in? Such an embarrassment of riches for Sami!! claud59
  • Score: 4

5:39pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Chi Gull says...

JFC was our youngest ever player when he made his debut under Gus. He played a few times under Gus but then was regularly picked by Oscar Garcia and now by Sami. He has played for England at all levels up to Under 21. He does the simple things well. He has a good left foot which gives the team balance. He pops up with goals. Yes he lacks pace and consistency at times, but he clearly has a role to play in the squad. Players with flair will always be the fans favourites, but I do wonder why JFC gets so many negative comments on here. Even I said he had a stinker against Sheff Weds - so I am not one of those who never say anything negative - but clearly a lot of people who know a lot about football, rate him quite highly.
JFC was our youngest ever player when he made his debut under Gus. He played a few times under Gus but then was regularly picked by Oscar Garcia and now by Sami. He has played for England at all levels up to Under 21. He does the simple things well. He has a good left foot which gives the team balance. He pops up with goals. Yes he lacks pace and consistency at times, but he clearly has a role to play in the squad. Players with flair will always be the fans favourites, but I do wonder why JFC gets so many negative comments on here. Even I said he had a stinker against Sheff Weds - so I am not one of those who never say anything negative - but clearly a lot of people who know a lot about football, rate him quite highly. Chi Gull
  • Score: 8

6:12pm Thu 28 Aug 14

rroybha says...

All d best JFc n Walton...
All d best JFc n Walton... rroybha
  • Score: 4

7:33pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Charlie Baker's Cap says...

migratorygull wrote:
Strange how fans don't take to some players (often midfielders) who get regularly picked and praised by managers. The contribution they make isn't recognised and fans compare them to other players who stand out as favourites. I remember Tony Grealish picking up a lot of negative comment from the East Terrace at the Goldstone- but getting plenty of international caps! Opinion was sharply divided on his worth, and JFC seems to be getting the same treatment.
A couple of years ago, the regular inclusion of Hammond baffled me, and he's certainly had a few clubs now - maybe others can't make up their minds. As you say, other players don't really catch the eye of anybody but the manager - Grealish, Hammond and, going further back, Steve Piper (who, for technical ability, was way behind the likes of Horton, Sully, Spider) but Mullers thought the world of him.

My first post here (where I expected lots of 'thumbs down' - and got them) wasn't meant to trash the lad (JFC), it was mainly to point out that he now has a major battle on his hands to get back into that midfield now we've got three or four new players who are more experienced or perhaps better 'schooled'.... same with Ince and, dare I say, Crofts - he seems to disappear in a game and doesn't get into scoring positions any more. I notice nobody's included him in their 'ideal midfield'.

Ince and JFC will get better, though, and in the meantime I'm chuffed to note that JFC is in the England U21 squad - and if Ince improved his concentration he'd be in it too.
[quote][p][bold]migratorygull[/bold] wrote: Strange how fans don't take to some players (often midfielders) who get regularly picked and praised by managers. The contribution they make isn't recognised and fans compare them to other players who stand out as favourites. I remember Tony Grealish picking up a lot of negative comment from the East Terrace at the Goldstone- but getting plenty of international caps! Opinion was sharply divided on his worth, and JFC seems to be getting the same treatment.[/p][/quote]A couple of years ago, the regular inclusion of Hammond baffled me, and he's certainly had a few clubs now - maybe others can't make up their minds. As you say, other players don't really catch the eye of anybody but the manager - Grealish, Hammond and, going further back, Steve Piper (who, for technical ability, was way behind the likes of Horton, Sully, Spider) but Mullers thought the world of him. My first post here (where I expected lots of 'thumbs down' - and got them) wasn't meant to trash the lad (JFC), it was mainly to point out that he now has a major battle on his hands to get back into that midfield now we've got three or four new players who are more experienced or perhaps better 'schooled'.... same with Ince and, dare I say, Crofts - he seems to disappear in a game and doesn't get into scoring positions any more. I notice nobody's included him in their 'ideal midfield'. Ince and JFC will get better, though, and in the meantime I'm chuffed to note that JFC is in the England U21 squad - and if Ince improved his concentration he'd be in it too. Charlie Baker's Cap
  • Score: 5

9:19pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Mancgulled says...

The best I saw him was against Bolton last season at the Reebok where he showed some really nice touches and industry - I don't dislike him but now we have some riches in midfield I hope he won't be automatically starting - that's my major gripe with him. If now due to competition for places he has to work harder to get that start selection and he can improve his game accordingly then so much the better - good luck to him - just don't think he is good enough just yet for the beginning line-up.
The best I saw him was against Bolton last season at the Reebok where he showed some really nice touches and industry - I don't dislike him but now we have some riches in midfield I hope he won't be automatically starting - that's my major gripe with him. If now due to competition for places he has to work harder to get that start selection and he can improve his game accordingly then so much the better - good luck to him - just don't think he is good enough just yet for the beginning line-up. Mancgulled
  • Score: 4

9:28pm Thu 28 Aug 14

ballantrrae says...

Charlie Baker's Cap wrote:
migratorygull wrote:
Strange how fans don't take to some players (often midfielders) who get regularly picked and praised by managers. The contribution they make isn't recognised and fans compare them to other players who stand out as favourites. I remember Tony Grealish picking up a lot of negative comment from the East Terrace at the Goldstone- but getting plenty of international caps! Opinion was sharply divided on his worth, and JFC seems to be getting the same treatment.
A couple of years ago, the regular inclusion of Hammond baffled me, and he's certainly had a few clubs now - maybe others can't make up their minds. As you say, other players don't really catch the eye of anybody but the manager - Grealish, Hammond and, going further back, Steve Piper (who, for technical ability, was way behind the likes of Horton, Sully, Spider) but Mullers thought the world of him.

My first post here (where I expected lots of 'thumbs down' - and got them) wasn't meant to trash the lad (JFC), it was mainly to point out that he now has a major battle on his hands to get back into that midfield now we've got three or four new players who are more experienced or perhaps better 'schooled'.... same with Ince and, dare I say, Crofts - he seems to disappear in a game and doesn't get into scoring positions any more. I notice nobody's included him in their 'ideal midfield'.

Ince and JFC will get better, though, and in the meantime I'm chuffed to note that JFC is in the England U21 squad - and if Ince improved his concentration he'd be in it too.
Charlie B I think Ince is too old to be considered for the England Under 21 set up. Talking of Ince he is taking a bit of time adapting to SH's style of play. However he played well against Southampton in pre-season and his goal against Swindon was 'top draw'. JFC deserves to keep his place in the under 21 team based on his performances at the Toulon tournament in June.
[quote][p][bold]Charlie Baker's Cap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]migratorygull[/bold] wrote: Strange how fans don't take to some players (often midfielders) who get regularly picked and praised by managers. The contribution they make isn't recognised and fans compare them to other players who stand out as favourites. I remember Tony Grealish picking up a lot of negative comment from the East Terrace at the Goldstone- but getting plenty of international caps! Opinion was sharply divided on his worth, and JFC seems to be getting the same treatment.[/p][/quote]A couple of years ago, the regular inclusion of Hammond baffled me, and he's certainly had a few clubs now - maybe others can't make up their minds. As you say, other players don't really catch the eye of anybody but the manager - Grealish, Hammond and, going further back, Steve Piper (who, for technical ability, was way behind the likes of Horton, Sully, Spider) but Mullers thought the world of him. My first post here (where I expected lots of 'thumbs down' - and got them) wasn't meant to trash the lad (JFC), it was mainly to point out that he now has a major battle on his hands to get back into that midfield now we've got three or four new players who are more experienced or perhaps better 'schooled'.... same with Ince and, dare I say, Crofts - he seems to disappear in a game and doesn't get into scoring positions any more. I notice nobody's included him in their 'ideal midfield'. Ince and JFC will get better, though, and in the meantime I'm chuffed to note that JFC is in the England U21 squad - and if Ince improved his concentration he'd be in it too.[/p][/quote]Charlie B I think Ince is too old to be considered for the England Under 21 set up. Talking of Ince he is taking a bit of time adapting to SH's style of play. However he played well against Southampton in pre-season and his goal against Swindon was 'top draw'. JFC deserves to keep his place in the under 21 team based on his performances at the Toulon tournament in June. ballantrrae
  • Score: 3

10:11pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Bald Lid says...

JFC - god help the future of England !!! Unless they've entered the World Cup of turning around a few times & passing backwards ! - hopefully won't start too many more games for us this year !!!
JFC - god help the future of England !!! Unless they've entered the World Cup of turning around a few times & passing backwards ! - hopefully won't start too many more games for us this year !!! Bald Lid
  • Score: -4

10:45pm Thu 28 Aug 14

dirkygloucester says...

Reserve keeper, plenty of concerns
Reserve keeper, plenty of concerns dirkygloucester
  • Score: -1

12:07am Fri 29 Aug 14

OldGull says...

Bald Lid wrote:
JFC - god help the future of England !!! Unless they've entered the World Cup of turning around a few times & passing backwards ! - hopefully won't start too many more games for us this year !!!
A new troll on the block
Welcome
You obviously know more than Sami & Southgate

D1ck
[quote][p][bold]Bald Lid[/bold] wrote: JFC - god help the future of England !!! Unless they've entered the World Cup of turning around a few times & passing backwards ! - hopefully won't start too many more games for us this year !!![/p][/quote]A new troll on the block Welcome You obviously know more than Sami & Southgate D1ck OldGull
  • Score: 4

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