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Transfer deadline day liveblog

Last updated:

    Business believed to be complete for Albion
  • Eleven signings in all this window
  • Maksimenko goes to VVV-Venlo on loan
  • Ex-Albion boss Oscar could join Watford
  • Crawley let Essam go
  • No further activity likely at Reds

Comments


Alfie T 9:48am Mon 1 Sep 14

B rian Tawses left foot wrote…


Alfie T says...


B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
We've gone quantity over quality I feel. Not really too little too late - rather too much too late.
Bit early to judge yet Brian.

You're quite right Alfie - time will tell - and I hope it proves me wrong.

Big question mark over O'Grady, really unimpressed with him,bit of a panic buy imo.

Score: 1
Withdean-er 10:33am Mon 1 Sep 14

Alberto Moreno on loan from LFC would be a coup. The destroyer of a hapless Spuds team.

Score: -3
Alfie T 9:20am Mon 1 Sep 14

Ulloa still with us then?

Score: 0
rockypaul 9:22am Mon 1 Sep 14

OUT: Kuszczak, Brezovan, Upson, Ward, Orlandi, David Lopez, Rodriguez, Buckley, Fenelon (loan), Dickenson, Hoskins.

There's me thinking Leo Ulloa went as well...!!

Score: 1
Max Ripple 9:23am Mon 1 Sep 14

Alfie T wrote…


Ulloa still with us then?

Ha! First big blunder of the great transfer live blog. How could the Argus forget him?!

Score: -4
B rian Tawses left foot 9:24am Mon 1 Sep 14

We've gone quantity over quality I feel. Not really too little too late - rather too much too late.

Score: -12
Max Ripple 9:30am Mon 1 Sep 14

B rian Tawses left foot wrote…


We've gone quantity over quality I feel. Not really too little too late - rather too much too late.

Hi Brian. Can't say I agree here, mate. Brezovan wasnt good enough, Orlandi had his injury issues, Spanish Dave had a poor season, Ulloa netted us a big bag of cash, Upson wanted to go, Buckley was playing the sick note game to get away, Rodriguez never showed any class, TK just wanted to get away at all costs and thought he was better than us, Fenelon needs to mature, same with Dickinson and Ward just played us all for fools over the summer.
I think we've got a good bag of players - especially after the promise shown on Saturday.

Score: 35
Barry W 9:31am Mon 1 Sep 14

Changing the subject slightly,I only have one pint before the match now instead of two,my protest in the price increases.The club gets an extra 20p but looses £3-80.

Score: 2
Alfie T 9:34am Mon 1 Sep 14

Barry W wrote…


Changing the subject slightly,I only have one pint before the match now instead of two,my protest in the price increases.The club gets an extra 20p but looses £3-80.

Good point Baz, the pie price is ludicrous too!

Score: 5
Alfie T 9:35am Mon 1 Sep 14

B rian Tawses left foot wrote…


We've gone quantity over quality I feel. Not really too little too late - rather too much too late.

Bit early to judge yet Brian.

Score: 8
B rian Tawses left foot 9:38am Mon 1 Sep 14

Max Ripple says...


B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
We've gone quantity over quality I feel. Not really too little too late - rather too much too late.
Hi Brian. Can't say I agree here, mate. Brezovan wasnt good enough, Orlandi had his injury issues, Spanish Dave had a poor season, Ulloa netted us a big bag of cash, Upson wanted to go, Buckley was playing the sick note game to get away, Rodriguez never showed any class, TK just wanted to get away at all costs and thought he was better than us, Fenelon needs to mature, same with Dickinson and Ward just played us all for fools over the summer.
I think we've got a good bag of players - especially after the promise shown on Saturday.

Max - I'm glad we got rid of the 'Poyet' gang - over-paid under acheivers in my view. I'm just underwhelmed by the new numerically inflated, low on quality new one.

Score: -11
B rian Tawses left foot 9:41am Mon 1 Sep 14

Alfie T says...


B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
We've gone quantity over quality I feel. Not really too little too late - rather too much too late.
Bit early to judge yet Brian.

You're quite right Alfie - time will tell - and I hope it proves me wrong.

Score: -1
Never_Wrong 10:11am Mon 1 Sep 14

No ins or outs would suit me.

Score: -5
AGT999 10:36am Mon 1 Sep 14

Oops, sorry about the repeat but perhaps the club will get the message, they might also notice that the queues for food and drink are much less than previous years

Score: 1
AGT999 10:34am Mon 1 Sep 14

Barry W wrote…


Changing the subject slightly,I only have one pint before the match now instead of two,my protest in the price increases.The club gets an extra 20p but looses £3-80.

I'm the same and also now take my own sandwiches, I'm not paying their prices for pies.

Score: 7
AGT999 10:34am Mon 1 Sep 14

Barry W wrote…


Changing the subject slightly,I only have one pint before the match now instead of two,my protest in the price increases.The club gets an extra 20p but looses £3-80.

I'm the same and also now take my own sandwiches, I'm not paying their prices for pies.

Score: 7
AGT999 10:34am Mon 1 Sep 14

Barry W wrote…


Changing the subject slightly,I only have one pint before the match now instead of two,my protest in the price increases.The club gets an extra 20p but looses £3-80.

I'm the same and also now take my own sandwiches, I'm not paying their prices for pies.

Score: 7
ballantrrae 11:00am Mon 1 Sep 14

A message for Andy Naylor.
One could argue that more than 12 players have left. Firstly you haven't included Lingard and Andrews (but you did have Ward on your list). Secondly you haven't mentioned Bridcutt, Barnes, El-Abd and Barker all of whom left in January and weren't really replaced at that time, although we did acquire Stephens.
Monakana is currently out on Loan so that might be classed as a (temporary) departure like Fenelon's.
Not really anticipating any inward movement today but wouldn't be surprised if someone like Agustein left or went out on loan.
Interesting rumour re Oscar and Watford. Just over 12 hours to go until the Window closes. Wouldn't mind a young defender or winger (in place of Buckley) being signed.
UTA.

Score: 3
namgo49 6:31am Tue 2 Sep 14

The only dealings of note which one might reflect on are Becchio to Rotherham and Murray to Reading. Not sure either would have done a job for us.

Glad we have kept CMS, he is ideally suited to the style of play we shall now have and we should be opening negotiations with him fo a new deal otherwise he will clear off without us getting a fee at the end of the season.

A week and a half now to really work on the Hyypia tactical system to ensure we rip Brentford apart on the 13th. 4-3 win would suit me. Thinking of going as it is not too far away.

Score: 2
pjwilk 11:15am Mon 1 Sep 14

Why not play Dunk as centre forward he is a better header of the ball than we have up front and he can play football.If not we still need a big centre forward who can head the ball,like Carlton Cole,and then we would steam up that table.

Score: -1
AGT999 11:15am Mon 1 Sep 14

Is it me or does this feel like the most relaxed transfer deadline day for some time. Not expecting anyone of note in or out!

Score: 8
ringtone 9:50pm Mon 1 Sep 14

CiderBaz wrote…


Barry W wrote…


Changing the subject slightly,I only have one pint before the match now instead of two,my protest in the price increases.The club gets an extra 20p but looses £3-80.
Me too!

Idiots.

The club does not get the whole £3.80, unless barber has started a brewery in the bowels of the Amex.

Mind you, by the taste of it.........

Score: -2
AGT999 11:16am Mon 1 Sep 14

pjwilk wrote…


Why not play Dunk as centre forward he is a better header of the ball than we have up front and he can play football.If not we still need a big centre forward who can head the ball,like Carlton Cole,and then we would steam up that table.

Adam Virgo was used in that role once or twice.

Score: 4
rroybha 6:36pm Mon 1 Sep 14

The way Ulloa is playing we might also bag the extra £ 2m by the end of the season.

Score: 6
Mayfield sweeper 11:36am Mon 1 Sep 14

Barry W wrote…


Changing the subject slightly,I only have one pint before the match now instead of two,my protest in the price increases.The club gets an extra 20p but looses £3-80.

Blooms just made 8 million quid for selling Dunk alone never mind all the other player sales. When you're sitting on that sort of money a drop in beer sales won't bat an eyelid.

Score: -15
Mayfield sweeper 11:38am Mon 1 Sep 14

Mayfield sweeper wrote…


Barry W wrote…


Changing the subject slightly,I only have one pint before the match now instead of two,my protest in the price increases.The club gets an extra 20p but looses £3-80.
Blooms just made 8 million quid for selling Dunk alone never mind all the other player sales. When you're sitting on that sort of money a drop in beer sales won't bat an eyelid.

*Ulloa*

Score: -7
namgo49 12:17pm Mon 1 Sep 14

CMS to Rotherham rumour. Get outta here, surely not!!

Score: -8
Max Ripple 12:17pm Mon 1 Sep 14

pjwilk wrote…


Why not play Dunk as centre forward he is a better header of the ball than we have up front and he can play football.If not we still need a big centre forward who can head the ball,like Carlton Cole,and then we would steam up that table.

Ha! Nice idea PJ. He did look good, didn't he?!
One out one in would suit me - Agustein out (trouble is no-one would want him) and a right back in. I'll reserve judgement on COG yet. He could be useful if we need a big man in some occasions.

Score: 1
Kit Napier's Beard 12:23pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Chris Wood for me please

Score: 1
sussexram40 12:55pm Mon 1 Sep 14

From the BBC website:

BBC Radio Leeds Adam Pope: "Former Brighton boss Oscar Garcia is currently the main target for owner Massimo Cellino to succeed David Hockaday as first team coach at Elland Road. I understand contact has been made.

Score: -12
SMF20 1:13pm Mon 1 Sep 14

namgo49 wrote…


CMS to Rotherham rumour. Get outta here, surely not!!

I wouldn't be surprised at all to see CMS leave today but only if a different type of striker becomes available.

Score: 5
Gee Jay 1:35pm Mon 1 Sep 14

sussexram40 wrote…


From the BBC website: BBC Radio Leeds Adam Pope: "Former Brighton boss Oscar Garcia is currently the main target for owner Massimo Cellino to succeed David Hockaday as first team coach at Elland Road. I understand contact has been made.

I hope he books a return ticket back home for November if he takes the job.

Score: 3
Mayfield sweeper 12:49pm Mon 1 Sep 14

pjwilk wrote…


Why not play Dunk as centre forward he is a better header of the ball than we have up front and he can play football.If not we still need a big centre forward who can head the ball,like Carlton Cole,and then we would steam up that table.

Completely agree and has shown up OGrady as a bad signing. I wonder who was responsible for that?

Score: -8
Kit Napier's Beard 1:18pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Glenn Murray talking to Reading !!!! Come on Sami and the suits let's get him coming back home

Score: 12
Cliify0002 1:19pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Let's cross fingers that there is a recognised goal getting machine for Albion before the time runs out

Score: 2
Withdean-er 1:31pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Kit Napier's Beard wrote…


Glenn Murray talking to Reading !!!! Come on Sami and the suits let's get him coming back home

Would be brilliant.

Murray back to his spiritual and literal home.

Score: 8
B rian Tawses left foot 1:23pm Mon 1 Sep 14

SMF20 says...


namgo49 wrote:
CMS to Rotherham rumour. Get outta here, surely not!!
I wouldn't be surprised at all to see CMS leave today but only if a different type of striker becomes available.

It'd be good if he could take Calde and Bruno with him - none of them are Championship level. That is also the problem with the majority of the summer signings - few of them have any track record of successful playing experience in the Championship. We are going to be found lacking in quality this time around I fear.

Score: -25
Withdean-er 1:29pm Mon 1 Sep 14

At 1.04 the blog tells us OG is leaning towards Watford.

But by now OG is leaning towards Pisa, the Italian club.

Score: 5
Eddy B 1:31pm Mon 1 Sep 14

B rian Tawses left foot wrote…


SMF20 says...


namgo49 wrote:
CMS to Rotherham rumour. Get outta here, surely not!!
I wouldn't be surprised at all to see CMS leave today but only if a different type of striker becomes available.

It'd be good if he could take Calde and Bruno with him - none of them are Championship level. That is also the problem with the majority of the summer signings - few of them have any track record of successful playing experience in the Championship. We are going to be found lacking in quality this time around I fear.

Can think of one or two I'd rather CMS took with him than Calde and Bruno. Would be mega surprised if Oscar ended up back in British football. Must have been really hacked off with Brighton to be considering working with that nutter at Leeds.

Score: 3
Gee Jay 1:39pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Neil Warnock has always liked CMS, if he thought Craig could do a job at Palace, then we could have a big 'back to goal- height in the box' striker in exchange........any ideas who?

Score: 2
SMF20 1:45pm Mon 1 Sep 14

sussexram40 wrote…


From the BBC website:

BBC Radio Leeds Adam Pope: "Former Brighton boss Oscar Garcia is currently the main target for owner Massimo Cellino to succeed David Hockaday as first team coach at Elland Road. I understand contact has been made.

Final piece of the puzzle imho

Score: 3
SMF20 1:47pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Wrong to quote Sussex Ram... Meant for Kit and getting GM back

Score: 4
ringtone 3:05pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Barry W wrote…


Changing the subject slightly,I only have one pint before the match now instead of two,my protest in the price increases.The club gets an extra 20p but looses £3-80.

I dont't want to defend the club, but they dont actually lose £3.80.

The various costs of putting the pint on the table, transport, electricity, staffing, paying brewery etc mean the profit margin on the pint would be much less.

Cheers

Score: 0
namgo49 1:50pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Kit Napier's Beard wrote…


Chris Wood for me please

I don't think we need anymore forwards. We need to get some players off the books to reduce the wage bill. Toko, Maxithingy, Agustein, Forster-Caskey could all go out on loan.

Score: -5
B rian Tawses left foot 2:07pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Eddy B says...


B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
SMF20 says...


namgo49 wrote:
CMS to Rotherham rumour. Get outta here, surely not!!
I wouldn't be surprised at all to see CMS leave today but only if a different type of striker becomes available.

It'd be good if he could take Calde and Bruno with him - none of them are Championship level. That is also the problem with the majority of the summer signings - few of them have any track record of successful playing experience in the Championship. We are going to be found lacking in quality this time around I fear.
Can think of one or two I'd rather CMS took with him than Calde and Bruno. Would be mega surprised if Oscar ended up back in British football. Must have been really hacked off with Brighton to be considering working with that nutter at Leeds.

I lost count of the number of times that both Calde and Bruno were left for dead by fleet footed wingers last season. Both should have been shown the door at the end of last season - but amazingly both were offered new deals. In the absence of better offers from elsewhere - surprise, surprise - both accepted.
On the 'OG question' - I think the guy did briliantly to get a top six finish with such a toothless old squad of players. I think his resignation immediately after the last game of the season said it all about the way the club treated him - and indeed the way it is run. It should certainly concern all fans that the club was unable to attract a manager with a proven track record of success at Championship level - and this has been repeated with regard to player recruitment as well.

Score: -17
Withdean-er 2:00pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Gee Jay wrote…


Neil Warnock has always liked CMS, if he thought Craig could do a job at Palace, then we could have a big 'back to goal- height in the box' striker in exchange........any ideas who?

CMS isn't a Championship quality striker, so why would he be good enough to face PL defences every week. Don't believe the CMS hype. Gus allowed TB to ripped off for £3.5m in 2011, but strangely Sunderland and no one else real PL pedigree have ever shown any interest in CMS since (unlike Buckley, Bridcutt and Ulloa, who are a level or two better than CMS).

Score: 2
sussexram40 4:22pm Mon 1 Sep 14

O'Grady is as good a signing as Lita was.
Will be glued to the radio all evening to see if CMS leaves.

Score: -3
dave from bexill 2:58pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Withdean-er wrote…


At 1.04 the blog tells us OG is leaning towards Watford.

But by now OG is leaning towards Pisa, the Italian club.

Ha, ha

Score: 0
Gee Jay 2:39pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Withdean-er wrote…


Gee Jay wrote…

Neil Warnock has always liked CMS, if he thought Craig could do a job at Palace, then we could have a big 'back to goal- height in the box' striker in exchange........any ideas who?
CMS isn't a Championship quality striker, so why would he be good enough to face PL defences every week. Don't believe the CMS hype. Gus allowed TB to ripped off for £3.5m in 2011, but strangely Sunderland and no one else real PL pedigree have ever shown any interest in CMS since (unlike Buckley, Bridcutt and Ulloa, who are a level or two better than CMS).

Yes but CMS is a much nicer and more open and honest guy than some of the others mentioned.
I would be sorry to see him go because I think, like many others, that most of the time CMS has been with the Albion, the previous two managers have not played him in a way that he plays best. (O.K. he had a long lay off with injury under Oscar).

Score: 5
Neville 4:34pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Connelly
Coates of Liverpool due to join Sunderland apparently.

Score: 2
dave from bexill 2:55pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Alfie T wrote…


Ulloa still with us then?

I wish

Score: 2
MC Toni 3:13pm Mon 1 Sep 14

So Steve's looking forward to an early night, what about you Andy?

Score: 1
ballantrrae 5:30pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Conelli98 wrote…


Neville wrote…


Connelly
Coates of Liverpool due to join Sunderland apparently.
Yes saw that cheers! We do need another CB IMO!

Coates going out on loan to Sunderland.

Score: 2
Withdean-er 3:53pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Gee Jay wrote…


Withdean-er wrote…


Gee Jay wrote…

Neil Warnock has always liked CMS, if he thought Craig could do a job at Palace, then we could have a big 'back to goal- height in the box' striker in exchange........any ideas who?
CMS isn't a Championship quality striker, so why would he be good enough to face PL defences every week. Don't believe the CMS hype. Gus allowed TB to ripped off for £3.5m in 2011, but strangely Sunderland and no one else real PL pedigree have ever shown any interest in CMS since (unlike Buckley, Bridcutt and Ulloa, who are a level or two better than CMS).
Yes but CMS is a much nicer and more open and honest guy than some of the others mentioned.
I would be sorry to see him go because I think, like many others, that most of the time CMS has been with the Albion, the previous two managers have not played him in a way that he plays best. (O.K. he had a long lay off with injury under Oscar).

Likeability should bump his value then. Sod the lack of ability in being able to score every other game and to trap a ball.

Score: 1
JeffLomer 4:04pm Mon 1 Sep 14

B rian Tawses left foot wrote…


SMF20 says...


namgo49 wrote:
CMS to Rotherham rumour. Get outta here, surely not!!
I wouldn't be surprised at all to see CMS leave today but only if a different type of striker becomes available.

It'd be good if he could take Calde and Bruno with him - none of them are Championship level. That is also the problem with the majority of the summer signings - few of them have any track record of successful playing experience in the Championship. We are going to be found lacking in quality this time around I fear.

Are you actually serious Brian you don't think the players we've signed have the experience off playing in this league, who would that be then I'd love to know your thoughts, Holla Tex Gardner Bennett McCourt Stockdale Hughes Adrian Baldock who you on about, even O'Grady played in this league, look forward to your thoughts!!
Up the Albion!!

Score: 1
Conelli98 4:21pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Coates from Liverpool could happen. Centre back is going out on loan to a championship club according to Jamie Carragher! Would be good!

Score: -4
M T Wallet 4:22pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Why can't the Transfer Window just close? According to journalists they always use the cliché 'SLAMS' shut Is it always windy where they are or just heavy handedness? ;-)

Score: 2
Cliify0002 4:30pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Whatever with brighton anything that is inward will be at one min to eleven lol

Score: -3
Mayfield sweeper 4:36pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Be great to recoup at least a chunk of the money we wasted on CMS. What on earth possessed anyone to spend 3 million plus on him is a mystery. CMS out and Murray in, he's been wandering like a lost soul since leaving.

Score: -2
ballantrrae 5:20pm Mon 1 Sep 14

With 5 .40 minutes to go It looks pretty certain that the Albion will not be making any signings today.
So the only action looks like being Maksimenko's season long Loan deal.
A little disappointed we are not getting some young defender in as a result of the club not securing the young Irish defender Lenihan especially in view of Maksi's Loan.. I
I suppose we can always use the Loan Window if we need somebody if anything happens to one of our Centre Backs. Alternatively we could promote Rea from the DS.
Switching Sky off now.

Score: 0
namgo49 5:07pm Mon 1 Sep 14

I have now heard it's CMS to Boro & we might just might get Chris Wood but only if Leicester get McGoldrick as striker cover.

Score: -8
To baldly go 5:23pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Withdean-er wrote…


Gee Jay wrote…


Neil Warnock has always liked CMS, if he thought Craig could do a job at Palace, then we could have a big 'back to goal- height in the box' striker in exchange........any ideas who?
CMS isn't a Championship quality striker, so why would he be good enough to face PL defences every week. Don't believe the CMS hype. Gus allowed TB to ripped off for £3.5m in 2011, but strangely Sunderland and no one else real PL pedigree have ever shown any interest in CMS since (unlike Buckley, Bridcutt and Ulloa, who are a level or two better than CMS).

Who do you think in the currant squad is likely to score more goals than Cms, Baldock! Colunga! O'Grady!
O'Grady couldn't score in a brothel, Baldock was not even as good in league 1 as Cms was, Colunga will get a few goals early season but once he gets a reputation he will get bullied off the ball. Tex will also get some but again once teams suss him out he will get bullied off the ball.
Team will be just above mid table and may scrape into the playoffs, but look at the squad guys, take out the loanees, Tex, Bennett, Gardner and those in their last season, Greer, Hughes, Bruno, Caldi, those that are not good enough, Agustien, Toko, Ankergran and where does that leave us?

Score: 12
Conelli98 5:24pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Neville wrote…


Connelly
Coates of Liverpool due to join Sunderland apparently.

Yes saw that cheers! We do need another CB IMO!

Score: 3
ballantrrae 5:27pm Mon 1 Sep 14

dave from bexill wrote…


Alfie T wrote…


Ulloa still with us then?
I wish

So do Arsenal Dave !

Score: 4
CiderBaz 5:37pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Barry W wrote…


Changing the subject slightly,I only have one pint before the match now instead of two,my protest in the price increases.The club gets an extra 20p but looses £3-80.

Me too!

Score: 1
Cliify0002 5:39pm Mon 1 Sep 14

With the money taken in and saved letting players go you would think one player of substance would be signed up, I guess it's gone to pay the bank . We do need a bit of muscle and height upfront , if we get one prob be another loan which is a disappointment the fans deserve a big name

Score: -2
AlanDuffy 5:39pm Mon 1 Sep 14

All the usual deadline day rubbish and rumour being spread around and after the positivity of the past few weeks, a few more negative comments creeping back in, which is a shame as the club has been true to it's word and brought in players to fill the gaps. For me, I'm pleased to see the apparent influence that the manager is having on who we sign in relation to how he wants to play. He's given everyone a chance and seems to have made up his mind on those who will feature and those who will be making up the numbers. I don't think we'll see much more of Agustien and it seems that Toko and O'Grady might become misfits. Still think we might see a loan or two in before the end of the day.

Score: 7
Cliify0002 5:54pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Wasn't negative I would just like to see a target for the crosses to be aimed at I'm sure others would too.

Score: -4
M T Wallet 6:07pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Cliify0002 wrote…


Wasn't negative I would just like to see a target for the crosses to be aimed at I'm sure others would too.

How about Ulloa? ;-)

Score: -3
Cliify0002 6:50pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Lol he wouldn't want to come back he he

Score: 0
Albion In Staffs 7:00pm Mon 1 Sep 14

After the business previously done, I'm not in the least concerned we're currently inactive on deadline day. The final hours are all hype and trousers with fans whipped into a fervour for a signing for the sake of it.
I know some want a 'big striker' but again, I'm entirely happy with the options - yes, including COG who can do the job. So no panic from me that we're not making the (ridiculous) yellow TV ties jiggle with excitement by making another headline to fill 20 seconds.
A long time coming, but happy with what we've done.

Score: 9
Kit Napier's Beard 7:36pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Sky tell us that Glenn Murray having a medical at Reading prior to joining them. Shame on you Albion, we initially lost him through being mean with money and I suspect this is probably the same again. I suspect that Lewis Dunk will have to be our target man. So disappointed.

Score: -5
Lawro was God 8:05pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Would still have liked another defender, but maybe there will be a loan opportunity. Ince and Calde could of course cover for centre back in an emergency i guess. Shame we lost out on Lenihan however Sami may see potential already in the DS lads for full back cover. Otherwise an amazing window for The Albion and time to get them to gel before the next league game. Well done to all involved in recruitment.

Score: 3
Withdean-er 9:21pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Mayfield sweeper wrote…


Be great to recoup at least a chunk of the money we wasted on CMS. What on earth possessed anyone to spend 3 million plus on him is a mystery. CMS out and Murray in, he's been wandering like a lost soul since leaving.

Sense spoken.

Score: -7
russellsnr2 8:50pm Mon 1 Sep 14

With the players we now have I beleive another top six finish is not beyond us.
GiveSami two or three games more to get a regular squad in his head and we will do it!!!

Score: 6
shotseagull 8:52pm Mon 1 Sep 14

how about asking QPR to loan us BZ till end of season

Score: 1
driverchris53 9:04pm Mon 1 Sep 14

i think we should be happy with the squad we have but i am a bit worried we are short of centre backs now;and we have let one go.Suppose we have Ince;but if we have an injury for suspension we could be in trouble.Having said that Hyypia must know what he needs at centre back.

Score: 3
SMF20 9:05pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Although I don't shares Kits disappointment with the club re Glenn a Murray, I do agree that it's a real shame that we weren't in for him. GM knits the team together with his hold up play... His touch is excellent, his aerial ability at both ends superb and he leads the line superbly.

Some say that the way we play now doesn't need a monster up top. I get that an agree but wouldn't it be nice to have someone big and strong up top than could hold the ball up without being knocked over whilst getting on the end of some of the fantastic crosses that are being put into the box.

Great squad in place though... I just think a decent link up forward who's good in the air would have been the icing on the cake.

We March on though. Onwards

Uta

Score: 6
Withdean-er 9:17pm Mon 1 Sep 14

To baldly go wrote…


Withdean-er wrote…


Gee Jay wrote…


Neil Warnock has always liked CMS, if he thought Craig could do a job at Palace, then we could have a big 'back to goal- height in the box' striker in exchange........any ideas who?
CMS isn't a Championship quality striker, so why would he be good enough to face PL defences every week. Don't believe the CMS hype. Gus allowed TB to ripped off for £3.5m in 2011, but strangely Sunderland and no one else real PL pedigree have ever shown any interest in CMS since (unlike Buckley, Bridcutt and Ulloa, who are a level or two better than CMS).
Who do you think in the currant squad is likely to score more goals than Cms, Baldock! Colunga! O'Grady!
O'Grady couldn't score in a brothel, Baldock was not even as good in league 1 as Cms was, Colunga will get a few goals early season but once he gets a reputation he will get bullied off the ball. Tex will also get some but again once teams suss him out he will get bullied off the ball.
Team will be just above mid table and may scrape into the playoffs, but look at the squad guys, take out the loanees, Tex, Bennett, Gardner and those in their last season, Greer, Hughes, Bruno, Caldi, those that are not good enough, Agustien, Toko, Ankergran and where does that leave us?

A bit premature to condemn Teixeira, Colunga, Baldock and O'Grady. The Albion have already improved over the low-scoring (the final league tables goals scored for column didn't lie) dross served up in countless home games in the Amex era. I get the impression most Albion fans have a lot of faith in the new squad and manager. The club have now also dealt with almost all of the overpaid player situations and the players sulking for a move (Buckley and Bridcutt). All positive moving ahead.

Score: 7
To baldly go 11:01pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Withdean-er wrote…


To baldly go wrote…


Withdean-er wrote…


Gee Jay wrote…


Neil Warnock has always liked CMS, if he thought Craig could do a job at Palace, then we could have a big 'back to goal- height in the box' striker in exchange........any ideas who?
CMS isn't a Championship quality striker, so why would he be good enough to face PL defences every week. Don't believe the CMS hype. Gus allowed TB to ripped off for £3.5m in 2011, but strangely Sunderland and no one else real PL pedigree have ever shown any interest in CMS since (unlike Buckley, Bridcutt and Ulloa, who are a level or two better than CMS).
Who do you think in the currant squad is likely to score more goals than Cms, Baldock! Colunga! O'Grady!
O'Grady couldn't score in a brothel, Baldock was not even as good in league 1 as Cms was, Colunga will get a few goals early season but once he gets a reputation he will get bullied off the ball. Tex will also get some but again once teams suss him out he will get bullied off the ball.
Team will be just above mid table and may scrape into the playoffs, but look at the squad guys, take out the loanees, Tex, Bennett, Gardner and those in their last season, Greer, Hughes, Bruno, Caldi, those that are not good enough, Agustien, Toko, Ankergran and where does that leave us?
A bit premature to condemn Teixeira, Colunga, Baldock and O'Grady. The Albion have already improved over the low-scoring (the final league tables goals scored for column didn't lie) dross served up in countless home games in the Amex era. I get the impression most Albion fans have a lot of faith in the new squad and manager. The club have now also dealt with almost all of the overpaid player situations and the players sulking for a move (Buckley and Bridcutt). All positive moving ahead.

Squad is adequate, that's all. Agree the play/entertainment is much better than previous 2 seasons but the final position will not be imo, does that disappoint me, no.
Not condemning any of the players and they will score and entertain, but of all the players bought in, only 3 I think are long term, Holla, Colunga and Baldock. We should have bought in at least a couple more established players with the potential to be with us for the next few seasons, especially a right back (Lenihan?) another centre back and a winger. Maybe January will see these players arrive if our league position warrants it! Looking forward to rest of the season, it will be more entertaining yes, but feel we won't quite hit the positions we have in the last 2 seasons. UTA

Score: 3
whatmost of us think 11:27pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Maybe I should have have used one of my many aliases (joke) but, firstly, I am a rare contributor here as nowadays I rarely get to see my beloved Albion although a fan since I first saw them 53 years ago. I read all, or most anyway, of the posts on here and some I agree with and others............

Ringtone, I think you are a fan who likes to stir things up. Your comments are at times enlightening and others disruptive. Keep it up.

Hyypia's plans for our team seem to preclude the use of a target man. Having seen my team play all sorts of football over the years this way looks the best to me. We don't need Murray or, heresy I know, my favourite Bobby. Trust Hyypia.

Score: 2
Bucket feet Duffy 11:39pm Mon 1 Sep 14

whatmost of us think wrote…


Maybe I should have have used one of my many aliases (joke) but, firstly, I am a rare contributor here as nowadays I rarely get to see my beloved Albion although a fan since I first saw them 53 years ago. I read all, or most anyway, of the posts on here and some I agree with and others............

Ringtone, I think you are a fan who likes to stir things up. Your comments are at times enlightening and others disruptive. Keep it up.

Hyypia's plans for our team seem to preclude the use of a target man. Having seen my team play all sorts of football over the years this way looks the best to me. We don't need Murray or, heresy I know, my favourite Bobby. Trust Hyypia.

Your favourite Bobby would always drift out wide he was good at holding the ball up, but he plays a different game these days, his passing accuracy is top class and he is a team player, where is Defoe these days ? Bobby is still there plying his trade in the premiership, one of the most unappreciated players there in my opinion.

Score: 1
VegasSeagull 11:41pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Did anyone really think that we would get involved with more purchases today, look at how much business we have aleady done. That said, I do believe that we might well do a loan deal, maybe two. Maksi going out on loan leaves us a tad thin on CB's, and we have not heard what the prognosis is for march, or if we have then I missed it. If we could get Stephens back quickly and having Tex in our sqaud, we might not need to worry too much about March, but that does leave us a little reliant on Tex playing wide, and from reports, he sounds as tho he operates best from center.

Score: 2
Max Ripple 9:00am Tue 2 Sep 14

Bucket feet Duffy wrote…


whatmost of us think wrote…


Maybe I should have have used one of my many aliases (joke) but, firstly, I am a rare contributor here as nowadays I rarely get to see my beloved Albion although a fan since I first saw them 53 years ago. I read all, or most anyway, of the posts on here and some I agree with and others............

Ringtone, I think you are a fan who likes to stir things up. Your comments are at times enlightening and others disruptive. Keep it up.

Hyypia's plans for our team seem to preclude the use of a target man. Having seen my team play all sorts of football over the years this way looks the best to me. We don't need Murray or, heresy I know, my favourite Bobby. Trust Hyypia.
Your favourite Bobby would always drift out wide he was good at holding the ball up, but he plays a different game these days, his passing accuracy is top class and he is a team player, where is Defoe these days ? Bobby is still there plying his trade in the premiership, one of the most unappreciated players there in my opinion.

Defoe is playing in Canada at the moment but Arry is trying to sign him for the 23rd! time for QPR.
Unless you mean Daniel Defoe that is.........

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