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Summary

  • 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

9:15pm

Let's close this blog down.

Thanks for reading and your comments.

We will of course bring you the news via this website and social media should anything suddenly happen this evening.

But it's not going to now!

9:13pm

Andy Naylor is leaving the building.

 

7:34pm

Anyway, I'll leave this open for now.

If anything sparks into life either at the Amex or Crawley we will direct you back in this direction via our social media accounts.

7:33pm

Brian back again.

I think Albion In Staffs has got it right. in terms of the summer business

Though time will tell, of course.

I just wondered whether one or two more might go out today but there is still time for that in the loan market.

Speaking to David Stockdale on Saturday, he was suggesting Christian Walton would benefit from a loan deal.

More of that later in the week.

And I bet Albion In Staffs was happy with the cup draw too!

 

 

7:30pm

7:00pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Albion In Staffs says

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.

6:41pm

Andy Naylor here with an Albion update. Reliably informed nothing doing at the Amex. Early shutdown on deadline day.

6:10pm

More news from  Championship as Leeds confirm the signing of Brian Montenegro.

 West Ham fans may recognise the 21-year-old, who joined the Hammers on loan three years ago.

However, he rarely featured for the club and was not offered a permanent deal.

That has not put off managerless Leeds, though, as they have snapped up the striker from Nacional Asuncion, subject to international clearance.

5:28pm

Back on the tour of the Championship, looks like Boro's Jason Steele will be the man to fill Blackburn's goalkeeping needs on a loan deal.

5:26pm

Re the last comment by Ballantrae, one wonders whether Danny Pappoe could eventually have a future in the first team squad. Big defender with a decent touch on the deck.  

I would agree that Rea has potential as a defender or deep-lying midfielder from the bits I've seen.

But we're talking longer term.

Those who have seen more might not agree! ,

5:23pm

5:20pm Mon 1 Sep 14

ballantrrae says

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.

5:22pm

5:11pm

Royston Drenthe to Sheffield Wednesday!

The former Real Madrid man has just announced his own loan deal from Reading.

Quite a high maintenance player but he had a major impact off the bench at the Amex last season.

4:59pm

Talking of Bolton strikers who might or might not like the Amex, David Ngog is on his way to Stade de Reims as a free agent. Two-year deal. He was most recently at Swansea.

4:52pm

Looks like there are a handful of Championship clubs still with a bit to do.

Blackburn want a goalkeeper and could try to remedy that by 11pm.

And Cardiff look like getting through a deal for a new defender in time.

Bruno Ecuele Manga of French top-flight side Lorient is the man having a medical. My invaluable France Football new season special tells me Manga has 37 caps and five goals for Gabon and 115 top-flight appearances in France.

4:44pm

We might yet see Jermaine Beckford at the Amex this season.

The Bolton striker - who appears to be having one or two issues up there - has been having talks with Fulham.

Beckford used to love Withdean but was unused sub at the Amex with Bolton recently and has been (wrongly) sent off there for Leicester before.

4:39pm

Brian Owen back at the keyboard with a South Coast development you may have seen while I was away.

Peter Brezovan's brief stint at Portsmouth is over.

They took him as non-contract cover while another ex-Seagull Michael Poke was injured.

 

4:34pm

We are still here, trying to complete tomorrow's sport pages for The Argus, while keeping an eye on what's going on in the transfer window.

It's all quiet on the Albion front.

The latest rumour concerns Wales midfielder Jack Collison joining Cardiff.

The 25-year-old is a free agent after leaving West Ham in the summer and as a result does not have to sign before the 11pm transfer deadline.

Look out for some interesting stuff on Albion's two-goal hero Lewis Dunk in The Argus tomorrow.

3:30pm

We will do our best to cover while Brian takes  a break.

Hearing Championship Wigan have signed the highly-rated midfielder Adam Forshaw from Brentford, manager Uwe Rosler's old club.

3:18pm

Right, I'm off for a little while.

Andy Naylor remains here until 11pm and I'll return this evening.

The blog will tick over as and when applicable.

Story so far - Maksimenko out on loan, Essam leaves Crawley.

And a load of business before deadline day.

 

 

 

3:05pm

That undisclosed fee for Obika is £200,000.

His time at Albion was one of 11 loan spells he had away from Tottenham.

3:04pm

3:00pm

 
Bleep test for the Scotland squad as they prepare to face Germany. That looks like Gordon Greer second from the left
 

2:53pm

2:49pm

Playing catch-up a bit after dealing with the loose ends of the Maksimenko deal (updating website, getting some photos from Venlo, etc), you’ll probably know that Middlesbrough have secured Belgian international Jelle Vossen on a season-long loan from Genk.

Boro fans seem jubilant after their team’s activity in the summer market.

Meanwhile Derby skipper Richard Keogh could be on his way to the Premier League after all.

The man whose weak clearance cruelly led to QPR’s winner at Wembley in May – after he had enjoyed a fine season - is wanted by Burnley, who have already had a £1.5 million bid turned down.

The Clarets seem to think there is a realistic chance of getting him by 11pm.

2:26pm

2:25pm

2:20pm

Vitalijs Maksimenko has gone out on loan for the rest of the season.

The defender joins second tier Dutch outfit VVV-Venlo

2:07pm

Change of tack from Crawley.

Sounds like there is no activity expected before the window SLAMS shut at 11pm.

More likely to be loan business when that window of opportunity opens.

2:05pm

Andy Naylor is in the building.

No tie!

1:31pm

Spanish defender Miguel Ignasi used to be linked with Brighton a lot when Gus Poyet was manager.

I vaguely remember putting it to Poyet once and he seemed a bit surprised.

Anyway Ignasi, who remains on the books of Arsenal, is being linked with a £1.5 million move to Norwich today by Jim van Wijk of the Press Association.

 

1:23pm

Anyway, on to Wigan.

They have confirmed the addition of striker Andy Delort from Tours in the French second tier.

Delort was interesting Charlton but was actually paraded around the DW on Saturday. He has now signed.

1:22pm

The other English club after Oscar are Leeds.

Doesn't sound like there is any offer in Spain.

 

 

1:04pm

Being told from Spain that Oscar Garcia is leaning towards joining Watford. He is reported to also be interesting another Championship side and a club from Spain, neither of whom have been identified.

12:41pm

Palace have enquired about Chris Wood according to John Percy at the Telegraph.
I see Wood's name has been mentioned here among readers discussing striker options.
There is a school of thought the Seagulls still need someone to offer a more direct route.
 
 

12:37pm

Is there any reason why all the TV presenters and reporters are wearing yellow ties?

Andy Naylor is due in soon so let's see if he has joined the trend.

 

12:27pm

A bit of Championship news from Millwall.
They have reached agreement with ex-Blackpool midfielder Angel Martinez and could sign Huddersfield winger Sean Scannell today.
Outgoings also expected at the Den before the window SLAMS shut.

12:19pm

 

12:05pm

Our Crawley man Steve Hollis has interpreted Connor Essam's departure today as a way of clearing space for incoming activity.

http://www.theargus.co.uk/sport/11444328.Essam_s_departure_makes_room_for_Crawley_to_strengthen/

11:35am

In the Championship, Blackburn have signed Everton defender Shane Duffy, 22, on a three-year deal.

 

11:33am

Defender Connor Essam has left Crawley.

Contract cancelled by mutual consent.

He was signed by Richie Barker midway through the 2012-13 season but only made 12 appearances for the club.

11:10am

Fair comment, Ballantrae, re Ward on that "players out" list.

Ward shouldn't really be on there should he?

Though he feels like a player they lost after that summer saga!

11:08am

Middlesbrough, who seem to have been pretty busy this summer, have signed Dutch winger Yanic Wildschut subject to international clearance.

The under-21 international arrives from Heerenveen having come through the Ajax academy.

11:03am

Will Hoskins got on as sub for Oxford as they picked up their first point of the season on Saturday by drawing 3-3 at home to Dagenham and Redbridge. The summer departure from the Amex went on at 2-2.

He converted a penalty in the Capital One Cup shoot out at West Brom last week on his debut.

In case you missed it, Hoskins sent out this tweet on signing for Oxford last week.

10:52am

10:47am

Another summer departure David Lopez made his debut for Lugo in the Spanish second tier yesterday.

He went on as a 69th-minute sub in the 1-0 win at home to Valladolid which was secured by a late goal in front of just over 3,000 fans.

David has also done his ice bucket challenge.

He nominated Andrea Orlandi (among others) to go next.

http://instagram.com/p/sPiOwBlTtR/?modal=true

http://instagram.com/p/sPiOwBlTtR/?modal=true

 

10:35am

...though Rob Tanner at the Leicester Mercury has just said McGoldrick is "extremely unlikely " to join the Foxes today. 

10:31am

A little look at the Championship...

Derby reported to have made a bid for Bournemouth's Matt Ritchie, who would fit into their attacking style.

And Ipswich being linked with ex-Albion loanee Chris Wood if, as seems likely, they lose David McGoldrick to Leicester. Haven't Leicester got enough strikers?

 

10:04am

This may be of interest. It's not top of our agenda but we might have more on this from our own sources later.

Albion go to Vicarage Road on October 4.

http://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/sport/11443808.Watford_one_of_three_clubs_in_talks_with_Garcia/

9:44am

So Obika to Swindon for £200K, then...

I'm going to get on with a few other bits and pieces while we await any transfer events.

But I'll leave you for now with this, in case it has passed you by and you like to keep up with Albion players who have left during this window.

It's Andrea Orlandi's weekly blog, which has been running for the last three weeks or so.

He mentions a claim to fame at the end - although on a technicality I would point out that Ulloa also has a Spanish passport.

Poor Leo, truly the forgotten man. Whatever happened to him?

http://www.am14.net/orlandis-monday-giving-13504/

 

 

9:34am

9:31am

Morning all, Brian Owen here in Hollingbury.

Ulloa has been added to that list!

Good start! Or wishful thinking - probably the latter.

However, it leads nicely on to news of another striker we have seen in these parts in recent months...

 

 

 

 

 

9:23am

 

9:20am

9:20am

9:17am

A reminder that so far it is 11 in, 11 out for the Seagulls including loan deals and players who were released.

That is if we only take into account players who have been involved in matchday squads.

IN: Stockdale, Hughes, Bennett (loan), Toko, Holla, McCourt, Gardner (loan), Teixeira (loan), Colunga, O'Grady, Baldock.

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

On top of that, development squad winger Jeff Monakana has gone on loan to Aberdeen.

Albion added former Chelsea duo Danny Pappoe and George Cole to the development squad.

 

9:05am

Here's one you might have missed yesterday evening...

http://www.theargus.co.uk/sport/11443240.Albion_target_chooses_Hull/

9:02am

Ever wondered what it was like to field at slip when Sachin Tendulkar was in his prime?

Or to keep goal for Germany in a game against San Marino?

Or even to play on the wing in one of those “boring” England teams David Campese loves to moan about?

We might find out today in our deadline-day transfer blog.

A bit like those three sporting roles mentioned above, we are not expecting an awful lot to be thrown our way.

I’m sure there are Albion fans who would be quite happy if the status quo were maintained all the way to 11pm.

We’ll also be taking in deadline-day events elsewhere, mainly Crawley and Albion’s rivals in the Championship.

And perhaps we will engage in a bit of chat about the season so far as action on the field comes to a pause for the international break.

We’ll keep the blog running all day so check back with us from time to time.

We will also point you back in this direction via Twitter and Facebook should things hot up.

(Have you liked our new Albion page on Facebook yet, by the way?)

But most of all we’ll be attentive for any transfer news which could still happen for the Seagulls, in or out.

And we won’t drop the ball when it comes our way!

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9:20am Mon 1 Sep 14

Alfie T says...

Ulloa still with us then?
Ulloa still with us then? Alfie T
  • Score: 0

9:22am Mon 1 Sep 14

rockypaul says...

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

There's me thinking Leo Ulloa went as well...!!
OUT: Kuszczak, Brezovan, Upson, Ward, Orlandi, David Lopez, Rodriguez, Buckley, Fenelon (loan), Dickenson, Hoskins. There's me thinking Leo Ulloa went as well...!! rockypaul
  • Score: 1

9:23am Mon 1 Sep 14

Max Ripple says...

Alfie T wrote:
Ulloa still with us then?
Ha! First big blunder of the great transfer live blog. How could the Argus forget him?!
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: Ulloa still with us then?[/p][/quote]Ha! First big blunder of the great transfer live blog. How could the Argus forget him?! Max Ripple
  • Score: -4

9:24am Mon 1 Sep 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

We've gone quantity over quality I feel. Not really too little too late - rather too much too late.
We've gone quantity over quality I feel. Not really too little too late - rather too much too late. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: -12

9:30am 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.
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: We've gone quantity over quality I feel. Not really too little too late - rather too much too late.[/p][/quote]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 Ripple
  • Score: 35

9:31am Mon 1 Sep 14

Barry W says...

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.
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. Barry W
  • Score: 2

9:34am Mon 1 Sep 14

Alfie T says...

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!
[quote][p][bold]Barry W[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]Good point Baz, the pie price is ludicrous too! Alfie T
  • Score: 5

9:35am 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.
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: We've gone quantity over quality I feel. Not really too little too late - rather too much too late.[/p][/quote]Bit early to judge yet Brian. Alfie T
  • Score: 8

9:38am Mon 1 Sep 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

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.
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. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: -11

9:41am Mon 1 Sep 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

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.
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. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: -1

9:48am Mon 1 Sep 14

Alfie T says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]Big question mark over O'Grady, really unimpressed with him,bit of a panic buy imo. Alfie T
  • Score: 1

10:11am Mon 1 Sep 14

Never_Wrong says...

No ins or outs would suit me.
No ins or outs would suit me. Never_Wrong
  • Score: -5

10:33am Mon 1 Sep 14

Withdean-er says...

Alberto Moreno on loan from LFC would be a coup. The destroyer of a hapless Spuds team.
Alberto Moreno on loan from LFC would be a coup. The destroyer of a hapless Spuds team. Withdean-er
  • Score: -3

10:34am Mon 1 Sep 14

AGT999 says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]Barry W[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]I'm the same and also now take my own sandwiches, I'm not paying their prices for pies. AGT999
  • Score: 7

10:34am Mon 1 Sep 14

AGT999 says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]Barry W[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]I'm the same and also now take my own sandwiches, I'm not paying their prices for pies. AGT999
  • Score: 7

10:34am Mon 1 Sep 14

AGT999 says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]Barry W[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]I'm the same and also now take my own sandwiches, I'm not paying their prices for pies. AGT999
  • Score: 7

10:36am Mon 1 Sep 14

AGT999 says...

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
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 AGT999
  • Score: 1

11:00am Mon 1 Sep 14

ballantrrae says...

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.
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. ballantrrae
  • Score: 3

11:15am Mon 1 Sep 14

pjwilk says...

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.
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. pjwilk
  • Score: -1

11:15am Mon 1 Sep 14

AGT999 says...

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!
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! AGT999
  • Score: 8

11:16am Mon 1 Sep 14

AGT999 says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]Adam Virgo was used in that role once or twice. AGT999
  • Score: 4

11:36am Mon 1 Sep 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]Barry W[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]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. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -15

11:38am Mon 1 Sep 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

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*
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Barry W[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]*Ulloa* Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -7

12:17pm Mon 1 Sep 14

namgo49 says...

CMS to Rotherham rumour. Get outta here, surely not!!
CMS to Rotherham rumour. Get outta here, surely not!! namgo49
  • Score: -8

12:17pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Max Ripple says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]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. Max Ripple
  • Score: 1

12:23pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Kit Napier's Beard says...

Chris Wood for me please
Chris Wood for me please Kit Napier's Beard
  • Score: 1

12:49pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

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?
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]Completely agree and has shown up OGrady as a bad signing. I wonder who was responsible for that? Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -8

12:55pm Mon 1 Sep 14

sussexram40 says...

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.
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. sussexram40
  • Score: -12

1:13pm 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.
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: CMS to Rotherham rumour. Get outta here, surely not!![/p][/quote]I wouldn't be surprised at all to see CMS leave today but only if a different type of striker becomes available. SMF20
  • Score: 5

1:18pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Kit Napier's Beard says...

Glenn Murray talking to Reading !!!! Come on Sami and the suits let's get him coming back home
Glenn Murray talking to Reading !!!! Come on Sami and the suits let's get him coming back home Kit Napier's Beard
  • Score: 12

1:19pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Cliify0002 says...

Let's cross fingers that there is a recognised goal getting machine for Albion before the time runs out
Let's cross fingers that there is a recognised goal getting machine for Albion before the time runs out Cliify0002
  • Score: 2

1:23pm Mon 1 Sep 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

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.
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. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: -25

1:29pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Withdean-er says...

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

But by now OG is leaning towards Pisa, the Italian club.
At 1.04 the blog tells us OG is leaning towards Watford. But by now OG is leaning towards Pisa, the Italian club. Withdean-er
  • Score: 5

1:31pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Withdean-er says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]Kit Napier's Beard[/bold] wrote: Glenn Murray talking to Reading !!!! Come on Sami and the suits let's get him coming back home[/p][/quote]Would be brilliant. Murray back to his spiritual and literal home. Withdean-er
  • Score: 8

1:31pm 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.
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]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. Eddy B
  • Score: 3

1:35pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Gee Jay says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]I hope he books a return ticket back home for November if he takes the job. Gee Jay
  • Score: 3

1:39pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Gee Jay says...

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?
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? Gee Jay
  • Score: 2

1:45pm Mon 1 Sep 14

SMF20 says...

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
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]Final piece of the puzzle imho SMF20
  • Score: 3

1:47pm Mon 1 Sep 14

SMF20 says...

Wrong to quote Sussex Ram... Meant for Kit and getting GM back
Wrong to quote Sussex Ram... Meant for Kit and getting GM back SMF20
  • Score: 4

1:50pm Mon 1 Sep 14

namgo49 says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]Kit Napier's Beard[/bold] wrote: Chris Wood for me please[/p][/quote]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. namgo49
  • Score: -5

2:00pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Withdean-er says...

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).
[quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] 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?[/p][/quote]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). Withdean-er
  • Score: 2

2:07pm Mon 1 Sep 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

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.
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. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: -17

2:39pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Gee Jay says...

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).
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] 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?[/p][/quote]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).[/p][/quote]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). Gee Jay
  • Score: 5

2:55pm Mon 1 Sep 14

dave from bexill says...

Alfie T wrote:
Ulloa still with us then?
I wish
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: Ulloa still with us then?[/p][/quote]I wish dave from bexill
  • Score: 2

2:58pm Mon 1 Sep 14

dave from bexill says...

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
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: At 1.04 the blog tells us OG is leaning towards Watford. But by now OG is leaning towards Pisa, the Italian club.[/p][/quote]Ha, ha dave from bexill
  • Score: 0

3:05pm Mon 1 Sep 14

ringtone says...

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
[quote][p][bold]Barry W[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]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 ringtone
  • Score: 0

3:13pm Mon 1 Sep 14

MC Toni says...

So Steve's looking forward to an early night, what about you Andy?
So Steve's looking forward to an early night, what about you Andy? MC Toni
  • Score: 1

3:53pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Withdean-er says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] 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?[/p][/quote]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).[/p][/quote]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).[/p][/quote]Likeability should bump his value then. Sod the lack of ability in being able to score every other game and to trap a ball. Withdean-er
  • Score: 1

4:04pm Mon 1 Sep 14

JeffLomer 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.
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!!
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]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!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 1

4:21pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Conelli98 says...

Coates from Liverpool could happen. Centre back is going out on loan to a championship club according to Jamie Carragher! Would be good!
Coates from Liverpool could happen. Centre back is going out on loan to a championship club according to Jamie Carragher! Would be good! Conelli98
  • Score: -4

4:22pm Mon 1 Sep 14

M T Wallet says...

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? ;-)
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? ;-) M T Wallet
  • Score: 2

4:22pm Mon 1 Sep 14

sussexram40 says...

O'Grady is as good a signing as Lita was.
Will be glued to the radio all evening to see if CMS leaves.
O'Grady is as good a signing as Lita was. Will be glued to the radio all evening to see if CMS leaves. sussexram40
  • Score: -3

4:30pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Cliify0002 says...

Whatever with brighton anything that is inward will be at one min to eleven lol
Whatever with brighton anything that is inward will be at one min to eleven lol Cliify0002
  • Score: -3

4:34pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Neville says...

Connelly
Coates of Liverpool due to join Sunderland apparently.
Connelly Coates of Liverpool due to join Sunderland apparently. Neville
  • Score: 2

4:36pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

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.
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. Mayfield sweeper
  • Score: -2

5:07pm Mon 1 Sep 14

namgo49 says...

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.
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. namgo49
  • Score: -8

5:20pm Mon 1 Sep 14

ballantrrae says...

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.
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. ballantrrae
  • Score: 0

5:23pm Mon 1 Sep 14

To baldly go says...

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?
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] 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?[/p][/quote]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).[/p][/quote]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? To baldly go
  • Score: 12

5:24pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Conelli98 says...

Neville wrote:
Connelly
Coates of Liverpool due to join Sunderland apparently.
Yes saw that cheers! We do need another CB IMO!
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: Connelly Coates of Liverpool due to join Sunderland apparently.[/p][/quote]Yes saw that cheers! We do need another CB IMO! Conelli98
  • Score: 3

5:27pm Mon 1 Sep 14

ballantrrae says...

dave from bexill wrote:
Alfie T wrote:
Ulloa still with us then?
I wish
So do Arsenal Dave !
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: Ulloa still with us then?[/p][/quote]I wish[/p][/quote]So do Arsenal Dave ! ballantrrae
  • Score: 4

5:30pm Mon 1 Sep 14

ballantrrae says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: Connelly Coates of Liverpool due to join Sunderland apparently.[/p][/quote]Yes saw that cheers! We do need another CB IMO![/p][/quote]Coates going out on loan to Sunderland. ballantrrae
  • Score: 2

5:37pm Mon 1 Sep 14

CiderBaz says...

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!
[quote][p][bold]Barry W[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]Me too! CiderBaz
  • Score: 1

5:39pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Cliify0002 says...

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
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 Cliify0002
  • Score: -2

5:39pm Mon 1 Sep 14

AlanDuffy says...

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.
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. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 7

5:54pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Cliify0002 says...

Wasn't negative I would just like to see a target for the crosses to be aimed at I'm sure others would too.
Wasn't negative I would just like to see a target for the crosses to be aimed at I'm sure others would too. Cliify0002
  • Score: -4

6:07pm Mon 1 Sep 14

M T Wallet says...

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? ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Cliify0002[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]How about Ulloa? ;-) M T Wallet
  • Score: -3

6:36pm Mon 1 Sep 14

rroybha says...

The way Ulloa is playing we might also bag the extra £ 2m by the end of the season.
The way Ulloa is playing we might also bag the extra £ 2m by the end of the season. rroybha
  • Score: 6

6:50pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Cliify0002 says...

Lol he wouldn't want to come back he he
Lol he wouldn't want to come back he he Cliify0002
  • Score: 0

7:00pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Albion In Staffs says...

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.
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. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 9

7:36pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Kit Napier's Beard says...

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.
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. Kit Napier's Beard
  • Score: -5

8:05pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Lawro was God says...

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.
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. Lawro was God
  • Score: 3

8:50pm Mon 1 Sep 14

russellsnr2 says...

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!!!
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!!! russellsnr2
  • Score: 6

8:52pm Mon 1 Sep 14

shotseagull says...

how about asking QPR to loan us BZ till end of season
how about asking QPR to loan us BZ till end of season shotseagull
  • Score: 1

9:04pm Mon 1 Sep 14

driverchris53 says...

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.
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. driverchris53
  • Score: 3

9:05pm Mon 1 Sep 14

SMF20 says...

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
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 SMF20
  • Score: 6

9:17pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Withdean-er says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] 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?[/p][/quote]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).[/p][/quote]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?[/p][/quote]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. Withdean-er
  • Score: 7

9:21pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Withdean-er says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]Sense spoken. Withdean-er
  • Score: -7

9:50pm Mon 1 Sep 14

ringtone says...

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.........
[quote][p][bold]CiderBaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Barry W[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]Me too![/p][/quote]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......... ringtone
  • Score: -2

11:01pm Mon 1 Sep 14

To baldly go says...

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
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] 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?[/p][/quote]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).[/p][/quote]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?[/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]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 To baldly go
  • Score: 3

11:27pm Mon 1 Sep 14

whatmost of us think says...

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.
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. whatmost of us think
  • Score: 2

11:39pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Bucket feet Duffy says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]whatmost of us think[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]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. Bucket feet Duffy
  • Score: 1

11:41pm Mon 1 Sep 14

VegasSeagull says...

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.
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. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

6:31am Tue 2 Sep 14

namgo49 says...

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.
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. namgo49
  • Score: 2

9:00am Tue 2 Sep 14

Max Ripple says...

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.........
[quote][p][bold]Bucket feet Duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whatmost of us think[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]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......... Max Ripple
  • Score: 0
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