Walker in for debut

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Teenage goalkeeper Mitch Walker has been handed his Albion debut today.

Walker starts the Seagulls' final League One game of the season as they host Yeovil.

Lewis Dunk is on the bench after his impressive debut last week and Jimmy McNulty, back from a loan spell at Scunthorpe, is also among the subs.

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Albion: Walker; Hoyte, Elphick, El-Abd, Painter; Crofts, Navarro, Hendrie; Bennett, Holroyd, Carole. Subs: Brezovan, McNulty, Hart, Dicker, Barnes, Dunk, Caskey.

Yeovil: McCarthy; Alcock, Stam, Forbes, Smith; Murray, Ayling, Murtagh, Welsh; Downes, Bowditch. Subs: Martin, Jones, Davies, Williams, Hutchins, Baggridge.

Ref: Steve Tanner (Somerset)

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3:04pm Sat 8 May 10

beanyeye says...

Very good to see Walker being tried in the first team. The release of FDM is a puzzle. David James is 40 on 1st Aug. and will probably go to a World cup, therefor age is no explanation. I thought the club had a goal-keeping coach in Tony Goden. He has been silent. Difficult to see a role for Michel, though he has been an inspiration and an outstanding player for the club. It would be great if someone form the club actually stepped up and explained decisions such as the Virgo, Hart and Kuipers ones.
Very good to see Walker being tried in the first team. The release of FDM is a puzzle. David James is 40 on 1st Aug. and will probably go to a World cup, therefor age is no explanation. I thought the club had a goal-keeping coach in Tony Goden. He has been silent. Difficult to see a role for Michel, though he has been an inspiration and an outstanding player for the club. It would be great if someone form the club actually stepped up and explained decisions such as the Virgo, Hart and Kuipers ones. beanyeye
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4:23pm Sat 8 May 10

Zamora25 says...

Virgo has probably gone due to his high wage demand, Kuipers due to his recent injury record of late and Hart because he is rubbish.
Virgo has probably gone due to his high wage demand, Kuipers due to his recent injury record of late and Hart because he is rubbish. Zamora25
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5:12pm Sat 8 May 10

The Phantom says...

beanyeye wrote:
Very good to see Walker being tried in the first team. The release of FDM is a puzzle. David James is 40 on 1st Aug. and will probably go to a World cup, therefor age is no explanation. I thought the club had a goal-keeping coach in Tony Goden. He has been silent. Difficult to see a role for Michel, though he has been an inspiration and an outstanding player for the club. It would be great if someone form the club actually stepped up and explained decisions such as the Virgo, Hart and Kuipers ones.
There have been comments made by Poyet in relation to all three players. Not everyone will agree with his reasoning but he has always been available to provide the reasoning behind his decisions.
[quote][p][bold]beanyeye[/bold] wrote: Very good to see Walker being tried in the first team. The release of FDM is a puzzle. David James is 40 on 1st Aug. and will probably go to a World cup, therefor age is no explanation. I thought the club had a goal-keeping coach in Tony Goden. He has been silent. Difficult to see a role for Michel, though he has been an inspiration and an outstanding player for the club. It would be great if someone form the club actually stepped up and explained decisions such as the Virgo, Hart and Kuipers ones.[/p][/quote]There have been comments made by Poyet in relation to all three players. Not everyone will agree with his reasoning but he has always been available to provide the reasoning behind his decisions. The Phantom
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4:31pm Sun 9 May 10

jkw10 says...

beanyeye wrote:
Very good to see Walker being tried in the first team. The release of FDM is a puzzle. David James is 40 on 1st Aug. and will probably go to a World cup, therefor age is no explanation. I thought the club had a goal-keeping coach in Tony Goden. He has been silent. Difficult to see a role for Michel, though he has been an inspiration and an outstanding player for the club. It would be great if someone form the club actually stepped up and explained decisions such as the Virgo, Hart and Kuipers ones.
Someting to do with Gus Poyet being the manage so let him manage and not question his every move, this club has a reputation for having amzing fans, so stop keep on getting at the manager, team or individual players and just enjoy the ride
[quote][p][bold]beanyeye[/bold] wrote: Very good to see Walker being tried in the first team. The release of FDM is a puzzle. David James is 40 on 1st Aug. and will probably go to a World cup, therefor age is no explanation. I thought the club had a goal-keeping coach in Tony Goden. He has been silent. Difficult to see a role for Michel, though he has been an inspiration and an outstanding player for the club. It would be great if someone form the club actually stepped up and explained decisions such as the Virgo, Hart and Kuipers ones.[/p][/quote]Someting to do with Gus Poyet being the manage so let him manage and not question his every move, this club has a reputation for having amzing fans, so stop keep on getting at the manager, team or individual players and just enjoy the ride jkw10
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