Albion will not make Sparrow an early Christmas present

The Argus: Matt Sparrow is wanted by his old club Scunthorpe Matt Sparrow is wanted by his old club Scunthorpe

ALBION are refusing to let Christmas come early for Scunthorpe by allowing Matt Sparrow to rejoin them on the cheap.

The cash-strapped League One strugglers want to re-sign on loan the midfielder who served them for 11 years before leaving for the Seagulls.

Sparrow has not been part of Albion’s first team plans since the start of the season but Scunthorpe have to agree a deal over his wages before the loan deadline expires a week on Thursday.

Albion boss Gus Poyet said: “We have got no problem with Matt going to Scunthorpe but there is a negotiation. We don’t give presents.

“We help people but we are not Santa Claus, not yet. December (25th) is still a month-and-a-half away.”

Albion’s 19-year-old development squad striker Ben Dickenson celebrated his Football League debut on a month’s loan to Chesterfield with a goal in Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at Bristol Rovers. Poyet said: “I am pleased for him, because he is a player we are looking forward in the future to having in the first team.”

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5:19pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Clean Sheet says...

Quite right Gus, we are not a charity.
Quite right Gus, we are not a charity. Clean Sheet

5:42pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Perseus says...

If he improved his shooting for the reserves (think every opponents are Southampton), he might even get in the first team squad ???
If he improved his shooting for the reserves (think every opponents are Southampton), he might even get in the first team squad ??? Perseus

6:17pm Mon 12 Nov 12

bruce beckett says...

Hard to believe that our regular midfielders - Bridcutt, Crofts, Dicker, Hammond, Lopez and Orlandi - have yet to score ONE goal between them this season. Not saying Sparrow is better than any of them but at least he scores the odd goal here and there.
Hard to believe that our regular midfielders - Bridcutt, Crofts, Dicker, Hammond, Lopez and Orlandi - have yet to score ONE goal between them this season. Not saying Sparrow is better than any of them but at least he scores the odd goal here and there. bruce beckett

6:46pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Iheartquestionmark says...

bruce beckett wrote:
Hard to believe that our regular midfielders - Bridcutt, Crofts, Dicker, Hammond, Lopez and Orlandi - have yet to score ONE goal between them this season. Not saying Sparrow is better than any of them but at least he scores the odd goal here and there.
Sparrow isn't brilliant, but I think giving his number to Dobbie and taking his name of the website was harsh.
[quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: Hard to believe that our regular midfielders - Bridcutt, Crofts, Dicker, Hammond, Lopez and Orlandi - have yet to score ONE goal between them this season. Not saying Sparrow is better than any of them but at least he scores the odd goal here and there.[/p][/quote]Sparrow isn't brilliant, but I think giving his number to Dobbie and taking his name of the website was harsh. Iheartquestionmark

7:20pm Mon 12 Nov 12

OzzieGull says...

It seems a bit harsh to keep hold of a player who is quite obviously not wanted just for the sake of the almighty pound. Give him a break and let him play football - at least we would save on his meals!
It seems a bit harsh to keep hold of a player who is quite obviously not wanted just for the sake of the almighty pound. Give him a break and let him play football - at least we would save on his meals! OzzieGull

7:56pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Alfie T says...

Iheartquestionmark wrote:
bruce beckett wrote:
Hard to believe that our regular midfielders - Bridcutt, Crofts, Dicker, Hammond, Lopez and Orlandi - have yet to score ONE goal between them this season. Not saying Sparrow is better than any of them but at least he scores the odd goal here and there.
Sparrow isn't brilliant, but I think giving his number to Dobbie and taking his name of the website was harsh.
Spaz is better than Lopez, and on his performances since he returned,Crofts too. I think he has been harshly treated, any one seen Harley?
[quote][p][bold]Iheartquestionmark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: Hard to believe that our regular midfielders - Bridcutt, Crofts, Dicker, Hammond, Lopez and Orlandi - have yet to score ONE goal between them this season. Not saying Sparrow is better than any of them but at least he scores the odd goal here and there.[/p][/quote]Sparrow isn't brilliant, but I think giving his number to Dobbie and taking his name of the website was harsh.[/p][/quote]Spaz is better than Lopez, and on his performances since he returned,Crofts too. I think he has been harshly treated, any one seen Harley? Alfie T

8:11pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Bucket feet Duffy says...

We are becoming a graveyard of unused or unwanted players, who is buying them?, Lopez looks like another unless he was purchased to play cards with Vicente, I think everything is not roses in the back rooms of the Amex let alone the results on the pitch.
We are becoming a graveyard of unused or unwanted players, who is buying them?, Lopez looks like another unless he was purchased to play cards with Vicente, I think everything is not roses in the back rooms of the Amex let alone the results on the pitch. Bucket feet Duffy

8:39pm Mon 12 Nov 12

VegasSeagull says...

Just a few matches ago people were writing off Dobbie, couldn't shoot, slow and lazy were some of the words used. It's still early days for Dobbie but since his two recent goals it is evident how the knife in the back has become a pat on the back, all be it a very gentle pat.

I am of the opinon that Lopez will deliver he needs more time, just as Dobbie did. Quality players are quality players even if they don't hit the ground running right from the get go. .
Just a few matches ago people were writing off Dobbie, couldn't shoot, slow and lazy were some of the words used. It's still early days for Dobbie but since his two recent goals it is evident how the knife in the back has become a pat on the back, all be it a very gentle pat. I am of the opinon that Lopez will deliver he needs more time, just as Dobbie did. Quality players are quality players even if they don't hit the ground running right from the get go. . VegasSeagull

8:59pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Bucket feet Duffy says...

I would agree with that, my point, is he going to be just another name on the squad sheet, that are not going to be utilised along with the other half a dozen who appear on the team sheet as a sub and yet are rarely or never used.
I would agree with that, my point, is he going to be just another name on the squad sheet, that are not going to be utilised along with the other half a dozen who appear on the team sheet as a sub and yet are rarely or never used. Bucket feet Duffy

9:54pm Mon 12 Nov 12

paul the hill says...

Peterborough have fined and transfer listed 4 players
Zakuni their club captain defender
Barnett striker
Sinclair striker
Mendez-Laing winger
Do you think we will get any on loan to strengthen the squad?
Seagulls!!!!
Peterborough have fined and transfer listed 4 players Zakuni their club captain defender Barnett striker Sinclair striker Mendez-Laing winger Do you think we will get any on loan to strengthen the squad? Seagulls!!!! paul the hill

10:00pm Mon 12 Nov 12

4everaseagull says...

paul the hill wrote:
Peterborough have fined and transfer listed 4 players
Zakuni their club captain defender
Barnett striker
Sinclair striker
Mendez-Laing winger
Do you think we will get any on loan to strengthen the squad?
Seagulls!!!!
To save me looking why have they transfer listed them?
[quote][p][bold]paul the hill[/bold] wrote: Peterborough have fined and transfer listed 4 players Zakuni their club captain defender Barnett striker Sinclair striker Mendez-Laing winger Do you think we will get any on loan to strengthen the squad? Seagulls!!!![/p][/quote]To save me looking why have they transfer listed them? 4everaseagull

10:06pm Mon 12 Nov 12

paul the hill says...

Breaching club discipline whatever that means.
2 strikers ,a winger and a defender available Gus go and get them!
Breaching club discipline whatever that means. 2 strikers ,a winger and a defender available Gus go and get them! paul the hill

10:31pm Mon 12 Nov 12

tug509 says...

paul the hill wrote:
Breaching club discipline whatever that means.
2 strikers ,a winger and a defender available Gus go and get them!
Its funny i thought the same thing when i saw it on sky..UTA
[quote][p][bold]paul the hill[/bold] wrote: Breaching club discipline whatever that means. 2 strikers ,a winger and a defender available Gus go and get them![/p][/quote]Its funny i thought the same thing when i saw it on sky..UTA tug509

8:13am Tue 13 Nov 12

Alfie T says...

So it's official, Sparrow is not going cheep.... Ha ha
So it's official, Sparrow is not going cheep.... Ha ha Alfie T

9:21am Tue 13 Nov 12

Saul G P Tong says...

Iheartquestionmark wrote:
bruce beckett wrote: Hard to believe that our regular midfielders - Bridcutt, Crofts, Dicker, Hammond, Lopez and Orlandi - have yet to score ONE goal between them this season. Not saying Sparrow is better than any of them but at least he scores the odd goal here and there.
Sparrow isn't brilliant, but I think giving his number to Dobbie and taking his name of the website was harsh.
I'd like to think that the club made Sparrow aware of that before updating the webpage......but you never know. Surely Sparrow is thick skinned enough to have dealt with it anyhow. Dobbie starting to look like a No.10 whereas Spazz was not.
[quote][p][bold]Iheartquestionmark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: Hard to believe that our regular midfielders - Bridcutt, Crofts, Dicker, Hammond, Lopez and Orlandi - have yet to score ONE goal between them this season. Not saying Sparrow is better than any of them but at least he scores the odd goal here and there.[/p][/quote]Sparrow isn't brilliant, but I think giving his number to Dobbie and taking his name of the website was harsh.[/p][/quote]I'd like to think that the club made Sparrow aware of that before updating the webpage......but you never know. Surely Sparrow is thick skinned enough to have dealt with it anyhow. Dobbie starting to look like a No.10 whereas Spazz was not. Saul G P Tong

9:25am Tue 13 Nov 12

pablobrowno says...

Bucket feet Duffy wrote:
I would agree with that, my point, is he going to be just another name on the squad sheet, that are not going to be utilised along with the other half a dozen who appear on the team sheet as a sub and yet are rarely or never used.
What are you on,about?! Lopez is quality and has a big part to play. You'll see!!!
[quote][p][bold]Bucket feet Duffy[/bold] wrote: I would agree with that, my point, is he going to be just another name on the squad sheet, that are not going to be utilised along with the other half a dozen who appear on the team sheet as a sub and yet are rarely or never used.[/p][/quote]What are you on,about?! Lopez is quality and has a big part to play. You'll see!!! pablobrowno

12:00pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Bucket feet Duffy says...

pablobrowno wrote:
Bucket feet Duffy wrote:
I would agree with that, my point, is he going to be just another name on the squad sheet, that are not going to be utilised along with the other half a dozen who appear on the team sheet as a sub and yet are rarely or never used.
What are you on,about?! Lopez is quality and has a big part to play. You'll see!!!
So I made a statement that Lopez was not up to it? I may have the opinion that I don't think he has been given enough games? Just try reading my comment sloooowly take it in, you are assuming things that I have not written.
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bucket feet Duffy[/bold] wrote: I would agree with that, my point, is he going to be just another name on the squad sheet, that are not going to be utilised along with the other half a dozen who appear on the team sheet as a sub and yet are rarely or never used.[/p][/quote]What are you on,about?! Lopez is quality and has a big part to play. You'll see!!![/p][/quote]So I made a statement that Lopez was not up to it? I may have the opinion that I don't think he has been given enough games? Just try reading my comment sloooowly take it in, you are assuming things that I have not written. Bucket feet Duffy

2:50pm Tue 13 Nov 12

pablobrowno says...

Sorry bucket feet. ;)
Sorry bucket feet. ;) pablobrowno

5:52pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Freeloaders says...

Clean Sheet wrote:
Quite right Gus, we are not a charity.
Turn it in.What would you call Oatways boy,or Vicente.
[quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: Quite right Gus, we are not a charity.[/p][/quote]Turn it in.What would you call Oatways boy,or Vicente. Freeloaders

5:53pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Freeloaders says...

Clean Sheet wrote:
Quite right Gus, we are not a charity.
Turn it in.What would you call Oatways boy,or Vicente.
[quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: Quite right Gus, we are not a charity.[/p][/quote]Turn it in.What would you call Oatways boy,or Vicente. Freeloaders

5:56pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Freeloaders says...

Bucket feet Duffy wrote:
We are becoming a graveyard of unused or unwanted players, who is buying them?, Lopez looks like another unless he was purchased to play cards with Vicente, I think everything is not roses in the back rooms of the Amex let alone the results on the pitch.
Such a good post.Nice to see some people are in the real world.Just on news prem league to get even more tv money.
[quote][p][bold]Bucket feet Duffy[/bold] wrote: We are becoming a graveyard of unused or unwanted players, who is buying them?, Lopez looks like another unless he was purchased to play cards with Vicente, I think everything is not roses in the back rooms of the Amex let alone the results on the pitch.[/p][/quote]Such a good post.Nice to see some people are in the real world.Just on news prem league to get even more tv money. Freeloaders

5:56pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Freeloaders says...

Bucket feet Duffy wrote:
We are becoming a graveyard of unused or unwanted players, who is buying them?, Lopez looks like another unless he was purchased to play cards with Vicente, I think everything is not roses in the back rooms of the Amex let alone the results on the pitch.
Such a good post.Nice to see some people are in the real world.Just on news prem league to get even more tv money.
[quote][p][bold]Bucket feet Duffy[/bold] wrote: We are becoming a graveyard of unused or unwanted players, who is buying them?, Lopez looks like another unless he was purchased to play cards with Vicente, I think everything is not roses in the back rooms of the Amex let alone the results on the pitch.[/p][/quote]Such a good post.Nice to see some people are in the real world.Just on news prem league to get even more tv money. Freeloaders

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