Poyet hopeful about defensive duo

The Argus: Wayne Bridge has been to Germany for tests Wayne Bridge has been to Germany for tests

  Albion boss Gus Poyet is hopeful two of his key defenders will give him a birthday present by proving their fitness for Huddersfield.


  Wayne Bridge (calf) and Adam El-Abd (hamstring) are both fighting to be available for Saturday's trip to Yorkshire.


  El-Abd caught Poyet's eye in training at The Amex yesterday, while Bridge has been to Germany with club doctor Helge Riepenhof.


  Poyet, 45 today, said: "Adam El-Abd was non-stop, running around the pitch, sprinting, jumping. Every time you looked he was doing something, so he looks fit to me. Whether the medical staff agree with me or not could be different.


  "We went through a full test with Wayne. We took him to Germany with the doc. We checked also the problem he's had in the past, because we had the opportunity. We'll see. I've got a good feeling but it's not about my feelings, it's about them."

 

  Poyet said it is too early to open talks with on-loan Bridge about staying with the Seagulls beyond the end of the season.

 

  * Full story in tomorrow's Argus, plus why Poyet wants the loan system changed.

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11:10am Thu 15 Nov 12

Jonathan Mouette says...

Curious that the Albion are taking care of WB's treatment and, one might therefore assume, paying for it. Normally loanees return to their parent clubs for any treatment. Can one assume that City have washed their hands of WB, a situation which would possibly make a further contract a little easier to negotiate if and whenever the situation arose. Fingers crossed - he really is an asset.
Curious that the Albion are taking care of WB's treatment and, one might therefore assume, paying for it. Normally loanees return to their parent clubs for any treatment. Can one assume that City have washed their hands of WB, a situation which would possibly make a further contract a little easier to negotiate if and whenever the situation arose. Fingers crossed - he really is an asset. Jonathan Mouette

11:40am Thu 15 Nov 12

The Real Ryfish says...

Interesting point, but I thought this was the usual case for minor injuries? I guess Man City are receiving regular updates.
Interesting point, but I thought this was the usual case for minor injuries? I guess Man City are receiving regular updates. The Real Ryfish

12:58pm Thu 15 Nov 12

heathgate says...

Its more likely that City have confidence in our medical infrastructure, confidence that the right decisions and treatment will be made.
Its more likely that City have confidence in our medical infrastructure, confidence that the right decisions and treatment will be made. heathgate

1:04pm Thu 15 Nov 12

VegasSeagull says...

When the time comes to negotiate with Bridge regarding a new contract, be it a loan deal with Man City or an outright purchase, it is not going to be easy.
I don't think any other championship team could lure him away, I think he is having fun and enjoying his time with us, USA money might be the problem.

Kean came over here to LA Galaxy and has had a great season, and is making good wages. Beckham may do one more year with Galaxy and there is certainly a space for Bridge too. I don't know how long Bridge has left on his Man City contract, if it's one year then he might see that out with us before any move overseas.
When the time comes to negotiate with Bridge regarding a new contract, be it a loan deal with Man City or an outright purchase, it is not going to be easy. I don't think any other championship team could lure him away, I think he is having fun and enjoying his time with us, USA money might be the problem. Kean came over here to LA Galaxy and has had a great season, and is making good wages. Beckham may do one more year with Galaxy and there is certainly a space for Bridge too. I don't know how long Bridge has left on his Man City contract, if it's one year then he might see that out with us before any move overseas. VegasSeagull

1:11pm Thu 15 Nov 12

9 of us says...

That's all Poyet needs on the eve of his birthday, El-Abd catching him in the eye during training.

Happy birthday Gus.
That's all Poyet needs on the eve of his birthday, El-Abd catching him in the eye during training. Happy birthday Gus. 9 of us

4:23pm Thu 15 Nov 12

ballantrrae says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
When the time comes to negotiate with Bridge regarding a new contract, be it a loan deal with Man City or an outright purchase, it is not going to be easy.
I don't think any other championship team could lure him away, I think he is having fun and enjoying his time with us, USA money might be the problem.

Kean came over here to LA Galaxy and has had a great season, and is making good wages. Beckham may do one more year with Galaxy and there is certainly a space for Bridge too. I don't know how long Bridge has left on his Man City contract, if it's one year then he might see that out with us before any move overseas.
I believe Bridge's contract with Man City expires at the end of the season - probably end June.
If I am correct he will then be free to join whoever he wants and Man City would not receive any fee.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: When the time comes to negotiate with Bridge regarding a new contract, be it a loan deal with Man City or an outright purchase, it is not going to be easy. I don't think any other championship team could lure him away, I think he is having fun and enjoying his time with us, USA money might be the problem. Kean came over here to LA Galaxy and has had a great season, and is making good wages. Beckham may do one more year with Galaxy and there is certainly a space for Bridge too. I don't know how long Bridge has left on his Man City contract, if it's one year then he might see that out with us before any move overseas.[/p][/quote]I believe Bridge's contract with Man City expires at the end of the season - probably end June. If I am correct he will then be free to join whoever he wants and Man City would not receive any fee. ballantrrae

5:18pm Thu 15 Nov 12

albionbloke says...

I see he (Bridge) is in the Daily Mail football page today. Seems like they are making a big deal about him holding a packs of cigs. Must be hungry for news. They did touch on his 'status' though. Here's the link if anyone's interested:
http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/sport/footbal
l/article-2233325/Wa
yne-Bridge-smoking-n
ight-out.html
I see he (Bridge) is in the Daily Mail football page today. Seems like they are making a big deal about him holding a packs of cigs. Must be hungry for news. They did touch on his 'status' though. Here's the link if anyone's interested: http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2233325/Wa yne-Bridge-smoking-n ight-out.html albionbloke

5:24pm Thu 15 Nov 12

championshipgull says...

No smoke without fire, article in the mail online today about Wayne .Did the Doc recommend a puff ?

http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/sport/footbal
l/article-2233325/Wa
yne-Bridge-smoking-n
ight-out.html
No smoke without fire, article in the mail online today about Wayne .Did the Doc recommend a puff ? http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2233325/Wa yne-Bridge-smoking-n ight-out.html championshipgull

5:26pm Thu 15 Nov 12

championshipgull says...

you got there first albionbloke
you got there first albionbloke championshipgull

5:31pm Thu 15 Nov 12

pjwilk says...

Glad to see Riepenhof is looking after Wayne,as long as we dont get Riepenhoft when we come to buy him.
Glad to see Riepenhof is looking after Wayne,as long as we dont get Riepenhoft when we come to buy him. pjwilk

5:38pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Baldseagull says...

Jonathan Mouette wrote:
Curious that the Albion are taking care of WB's treatment and, one might therefore assume, paying for it. Normally loanees return to their parent clubs for any treatment. Can one assume that City have washed their hands of WB, a situation which would possibly make a further contract a little easier to negotiate if and whenever the situation arose. Fingers crossed - he really is an asset.
He is an asset to us, a liability to Man City. I think they would be much more interested in his medical treatment if he was not out of contract in a few months time.
He is certain to be looking for a new club in the summer, it could be us if we are promoted but slim to no chance of him signing for us in the Championship, I am sure he will have offers from the Prem.
[quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: Curious that the Albion are taking care of WB's treatment and, one might therefore assume, paying for it. Normally loanees return to their parent clubs for any treatment. Can one assume that City have washed their hands of WB, a situation which would possibly make a further contract a little easier to negotiate if and whenever the situation arose. Fingers crossed - he really is an asset.[/p][/quote]He is an asset to us, a liability to Man City. I think they would be much more interested in his medical treatment if he was not out of contract in a few months time. He is certain to be looking for a new club in the summer, it could be us if we are promoted but slim to no chance of him signing for us in the Championship, I am sure he will have offers from the Prem. Baldseagull

5:57pm Thu 15 Nov 12

VegasSeagull says...

Baldseagull do you really think that he has a path back to regular starts in the prem, I am not so sure myself.
I guess it might be that one of the lower prem teams might come in for him, but those above half way, I doubt it.

Clubs such as Reading and Southampton could certainly use him but I doubt he would go to them. Bridge has let it be known how much he is enjoying his football with us, and I think that enjoyment stems from the fact that he is a big part of a solid back five. For Bridge to go to a team fighting against the drop wouldn't be fun it would be a fight for survival and there is no fun in that.

My best guess would be a one year deal with us and then off over the pond. .
Baldseagull do you really think that he has a path back to regular starts in the prem, I am not so sure myself. I guess it might be that one of the lower prem teams might come in for him, but those above half way, I doubt it. Clubs such as Reading and Southampton could certainly use him but I doubt he would go to them. Bridge has let it be known how much he is enjoying his football with us, and I think that enjoyment stems from the fact that he is a big part of a solid back five. For Bridge to go to a team fighting against the drop wouldn't be fun it would be a fight for survival and there is no fun in that. My best guess would be a one year deal with us and then off over the pond. . VegasSeagull

6:34pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Freeloaders says...

albionbloke wrote:
I see he (Bridge) is in the Daily Mail football page today. Seems like they are making a big deal about him holding a packs of cigs. Must be hungry for news. They did touch on his 'status' though. Here's the link if anyone's interested:
http://www.dailymail

.co.uk/sport/footbal

l/article-2233325/Wa

yne-Bridge-smoking-n

ight-out.html
Lol plz wake up people.He will not be here next season,or will Buckley.Sure Gus will be off his face again on his red wine.Large group of the player out of it yet again in town on sat night.Like Nooney said it never stops.
[quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: I see he (Bridge) is in the Daily Mail football page today. Seems like they are making a big deal about him holding a packs of cigs. Must be hungry for news. They did touch on his 'status' though. Here's the link if anyone's interested: http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2233325/Wa yne-Bridge-smoking-n ight-out.html[/p][/quote]Lol plz wake up people.He will not be here next season,or will Buckley.Sure Gus will be off his face again on his red wine.Large group of the player out of it yet again in town on sat night.Like Nooney said it never stops. Freeloaders

10:14pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Godstone Gull says...

Freeloaders wrote:
albionbloke wrote: I see he (Bridge) is in the Daily Mail football page today. Seems like they are making a big deal about him holding a packs of cigs. Must be hungry for news. They did touch on his 'status' though. Here's the link if anyone's interested: http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2233325/Wa yne-Bridge-smoking-n ight-out.html
Lol plz wake up people.He will not be here next season,or will Buckley.Sure Gus will be off his face again on his red wine.Large group of the player out of it yet again in town on sat night.Like Nooney said it never stops.
When I was walking my dog I came across the palace team paralytic in the street. Hi dog walker they said. Because they are getting to know me now. If you still got that Freeloader in your local rag you should put him in the liquidizer with the rest of the trolls. And then they fell over the dog and I had a really good laugh
[quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: I see he (Bridge) is in the Daily Mail football page today. Seems like they are making a big deal about him holding a packs of cigs. Must be hungry for news. They did touch on his 'status' though. Here's the link if anyone's interested: http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2233325/Wa yne-Bridge-smoking-n ight-out.html[/p][/quote]Lol plz wake up people.He will not be here next season,or will Buckley.Sure Gus will be off his face again on his red wine.Large group of the player out of it yet again in town on sat night.Like Nooney said it never stops.[/p][/quote]When I was walking my dog I came across the palace team paralytic in the street. Hi dog walker they said. Because they are getting to know me now. If you still got that Freeloader in your local rag you should put him in the liquidizer with the rest of the trolls. And then they fell over the dog and I had a really good laugh Godstone Gull

11:15pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Interesting hypothesis I think just about everyone on here has already read that paper, and agrees that bridge will sign for us come summer.
Interesting hypothesis I think just about everyone on here has already read that paper, and agrees that bridge will sign for us come summer. Bucket feet Duffy

1:45am Fri 16 Nov 12

pablobrowno says...

Not sure what's worse, the idiot who copy and pasted the science paper or the people who repeatedly quoted it!.

Please Argus ban Gusset Snatcher now!!!
Not sure what's worse, the idiot who copy and pasted the science paper or the people who repeatedly quoted it!. Please Argus ban Gusset Snatcher now!!! pablobrowno

8:38am Fri 16 Nov 12

Sarah Booker Lewis says...

A lengthy cut and paste comment has been removed from this article along with comments quoting it.
A lengthy cut and paste comment has been removed from this article along with comments quoting it. Sarah Booker Lewis

9:48am Fri 16 Nov 12

mr punch says...

I wouldn't worry about Bridge going to the graveyard that is the MLS, he's happy at the albion and when I hear that Robbie eane has been fantastic in the states I realised how poor it must be.
I wouldn't worry about Bridge going to the graveyard that is the MLS, he's happy at the albion and when I hear that Robbie eane has been fantastic in the states I realised how poor it must be. mr punch

10:16am Fri 16 Nov 12

albionbloke says...

mr punch wrote:
I wouldn't worry about Bridge going to the graveyard that is the MLS, he's happy at the albion and when I hear that Robbie eane has been fantastic in the states I realised how poor it must be.
Indeed it is Mr Punch (poor that is).
[quote][p][bold]mr punch[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't worry about Bridge going to the graveyard that is the MLS, he's happy at the albion and when I hear that Robbie eane has been fantastic in the states I realised how poor it must be.[/p][/quote]Indeed it is Mr Punch (poor that is). albionbloke

9:13pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Aw what happened to freeloaders and Gusset snatcher I really miss those morons they were good cannon fodder
Aw what happened to freeloaders and Gusset snatcher I really miss those morons they were good cannon fodder Bucket feet Duffy

9:45pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Godstone Gull wrote:
Freeloaders wrote:
albionbloke wrote: I see he (Bridge) is in the Daily Mail football page today. Seems like they are making a big deal about him holding a packs of cigs. Must be hungry for news. They did touch on his 'status' though. Here's the link if anyone's interested: http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2233325/Wa yne-Bridge-smoking-n ight-out.html
Lol plz wake up people.He will not be here next season,or will Buckley.Sure Gus will be off his face again on his red wine.Large group of the player out of it yet again in town on sat night.Like Nooney said it never stops.
When I was walking my dog I came across the palace team paralytic in the street. Hi dog walker they said. Because they are getting to know me now. If you still got that Freeloader in your local rag you should put him in the liquidizer with the rest of the trolls. And then they fell over the dog and I had a really good laugh
Went up for a night out with a mate of mine who lives in Croydon he's a Chelsea fan as he likes to point out half of Crodon are and that's why they only get small gates unless a big team visit like Brighton any way he took me to a place called Graneries half the team were there a little worse for ware and some were upstairs in the reggae part errrr well swaying a bit then we went on to the Cro bar and guess what they turned up there too( don't believe they were following us really) I thought I would ask around to see if I could have the Craig with Murray to be told he would not be there as he is a freeloader only goes to bars where there's a happy hour or the drinks are free, we laughed and I left because it was getting late.
[quote][p][bold]Godstone Gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: I see he (Bridge) is in the Daily Mail football page today. Seems like they are making a big deal about him holding a packs of cigs. Must be hungry for news. They did touch on his 'status' though. Here's the link if anyone's interested: http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2233325/Wa yne-Bridge-smoking-n ight-out.html[/p][/quote]Lol plz wake up people.He will not be here next season,or will Buckley.Sure Gus will be off his face again on his red wine.Large group of the player out of it yet again in town on sat night.Like Nooney said it never stops.[/p][/quote]When I was walking my dog I came across the palace team paralytic in the street. Hi dog walker they said. Because they are getting to know me now. If you still got that Freeloader in your local rag you should put him in the liquidizer with the rest of the trolls. And then they fell over the dog and I had a really good laugh[/p][/quote]Went up for a night out with a mate of mine who lives in Croydon he's a Chelsea fan as he likes to point out half of Crodon are and that's why they only get small gates unless a big team visit like Brighton any way he took me to a place called Graneries half the team were there a little worse for ware and some were upstairs in the reggae part errrr well swaying a bit then we went on to the Cro bar and guess what they turned up there too( don't believe they were following us really) I thought I would ask around to see if I could have the Craig with Murray to be told he would not be there as he is a freeloader only goes to bars where there's a happy hour or the drinks are free, we laughed and I left because it was getting late. Bucket feet Duffy

9:45pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Godstone Gull wrote:
Freeloaders wrote:
albionbloke wrote: I see he (Bridge) is in the Daily Mail football page today. Seems like they are making a big deal about him holding a packs of cigs. Must be hungry for news. They did touch on his 'status' though. Here's the link if anyone's interested: http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2233325/Wa yne-Bridge-smoking-n ight-out.html
Lol plz wake up people.He will not be here next season,or will Buckley.Sure Gus will be off his face again on his red wine.Large group of the player out of it yet again in town on sat night.Like Nooney said it never stops.
When I was walking my dog I came across the palace team paralytic in the street. Hi dog walker they said. Because they are getting to know me now. If you still got that Freeloader in your local rag you should put him in the liquidizer with the rest of the trolls. And then they fell over the dog and I had a really good laugh
Went up for a night out with a mate of mine who lives in Croydon he's a Chelsea fan as he likes to point out half of Crodon are and that's why they only get small gates unless a big team visit like Brighton any way he took me to a place called Graneries half the team were there a little worse for ware and some were upstairs in the reggae part errrr well swaying a bit then we went on to the Cro bar and guess what they turned up there too( don't believe they were following us really) I thought I would ask around to see if I could have the Craig with Murray to be told he would not be there as he is a freeloader only goes to bars where there's a happy hour or the drinks are free, we laughed and I left because it was getting late.
[quote][p][bold]Godstone Gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: I see he (Bridge) is in the Daily Mail football page today. Seems like they are making a big deal about him holding a packs of cigs. Must be hungry for news. They did touch on his 'status' though. Here's the link if anyone's interested: http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2233325/Wa yne-Bridge-smoking-n ight-out.html[/p][/quote]Lol plz wake up people.He will not be here next season,or will Buckley.Sure Gus will be off his face again on his red wine.Large group of the player out of it yet again in town on sat night.Like Nooney said it never stops.[/p][/quote]When I was walking my dog I came across the palace team paralytic in the street. Hi dog walker they said. Because they are getting to know me now. If you still got that Freeloader in your local rag you should put him in the liquidizer with the rest of the trolls. And then they fell over the dog and I had a really good laugh[/p][/quote]Went up for a night out with a mate of mine who lives in Croydon he's a Chelsea fan as he likes to point out half of Crodon are and that's why they only get small gates unless a big team visit like Brighton any way he took me to a place called Graneries half the team were there a little worse for ware and some were upstairs in the reggae part errrr well swaying a bit then we went on to the Cro bar and guess what they turned up there too( don't believe they were following us really) I thought I would ask around to see if I could have the Craig with Murray to be told he would not be there as he is a freeloader only goes to bars where there's a happy hour or the drinks are free, we laughed and I left because it was getting late. Bucket feet Duffy

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