Greer just wants to keep his place

The Argus: Gordon Greer Gordon Greer

Gordon Greer has targeted remaining a regular to secure his Albion future.

The captain heads a long list of players out of contract at the end of the season.

His appearance-related deal gives him the chance to cement his stay and possibly end his career with the Seagulls.

Greer, 32 next month, told The Argus: “It would be nice, because it’s a great club. I love it here but at the same time you can never look too far down the line in football.

“I’ve got this year left on my contract, so it would obviously be great to play the amount of games I need to play to hopefully earn another contract and stay here for a lot longer but it’s not really in the players’ hands these days.

“It’s with the manager and the chairman, so it’s up to us as individuals to try to perform as best we can and hopefully the powers that be still want you around.”

Greer’s fellow central defenders Adam El-Abd and Lewis Dunk are also out of contract next summer, along with Ashley Barnes and Gary Dicker.

“It’s really important that the team does well,” Greer said. “I am always a big believer in it’s all about the team, not individuals, but at the same time you need to think about your own career.

“This is our livelihoods and a lot of the players have got families, so it’s as important that you try to look after yourself as well.

“If the team is doing well and you are part of a winning team then you will be okay.”

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10:18am Sat 17 Nov 12

Neville says...

I think a lot will depend on whether we finish higher than last season,which represents improvement. I thought Greer had a great season last term but this time has been found wanting on set pieces and crosses (Wolves 3rd goal being the last time).Also for a tall defender he rarely gets a head on any of our set pieces,then I guess nobody else does either. I read Graysons report on Brighton and what they expect and have tO say he seems to sum up Brightons game very well and expect them to be very patient,hih they can be wth a good mix of forwards.Will be interesting to see if we are still outside the palyoffs come January whether Gus will make a move for a striker,if not the season will peter out and we wont fill the extra finl capacity which will be available for the last 6 home matches of the season. Tony Bloom will be watching ths closely I think.
I think a lot will depend on whether we finish higher than last season,which represents improvement. I thought Greer had a great season last term but this time has been found wanting on set pieces and crosses (Wolves 3rd goal being the last time).Also for a tall defender he rarely gets a head on any of our set pieces,then I guess nobody else does either. I read Graysons report on Brighton and what they expect and have tO say he seems to sum up Brightons game very well and expect them to be very patient,hih they can be wth a good mix of forwards.Will be interesting to see if we are still outside the palyoffs come January whether Gus will make a move for a striker,if not the season will peter out and we wont fill the extra finl capacity which will be available for the last 6 home matches of the season. Tony Bloom will be watching ths closely I think. Neville

11:36am Sat 17 Nov 12

Jonathan Mouette says...

Kripes! Read between the lines and it appears that our entire defense is out of contract at the end of the season...! So, if we don't make it but the defense continues with its good form the pressure will be enormous to hang on to them - temptation will come from all directions. If we do make it then the price to keep them could be staggering - assuming that at least 3 of them are PL standard. Oh well, fun problem to have (that is if we do make it - let's start with 3 pts today; fingers crossed).
Kripes! Read between the lines and it appears that our entire defense is out of contract at the end of the season...! So, if we don't make it but the defense continues with its good form the pressure will be enormous to hang on to them - temptation will come from all directions. If we do make it then the price to keep them could be staggering - assuming that at least 3 of them are PL standard. Oh well, fun problem to have (that is if we do make it - let's start with 3 pts today; fingers crossed). Jonathan Mouette

12:09pm Sat 17 Nov 12

mark by the sea says...

Hmmm, seems the story about Dunk wanting away seems true, or why has he not signed the deal offered to him? GG while being a difference class to anyone else will be 33 ish by end of contract, if weary going for the prem, then he will be past it.
Hmmm, seems the story about Dunk wanting away seems true, or why has he not signed the deal offered to him? GG while being a difference class to anyone else will be 33 ish by end of contract, if weary going for the prem, then he will be past it. mark by the sea

12:23pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Hmmm, seems the story about Dunk wanting away seems true, or why has he not signed the deal offered to him? GG while being a difference class to anyone else will be 33 ish by end of contract, if weary going for the prem, then he will be past it.
Do you not think Dunk has other - more pressing - matters on his mind just now than signing a contract that isn't going to go away any time soon?
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Hmmm, seems the story about Dunk wanting away seems true, or why has he not signed the deal offered to him? GG while being a difference class to anyone else will be 33 ish by end of contract, if weary going for the prem, then he will be past it.[/p][/quote]Do you not think Dunk has other - more pressing - matters on his mind just now than signing a contract that isn't going to go away any time soon? Old Scrote of the Amex

12:34pm Sat 17 Nov 12

VegasSeagull says...

Perhaps this is partly what Gus meant when he said that we are not ready for promotion right now.
If Buckley, CMS and Bridcutt become transfer targets by others, Bridge/Man City doesn't agree a deal, and two or three others don't sign new contracts we could have a lot of pre-season shopping to do.



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Perhaps this is partly what Gus meant when he said that we are not ready for promotion right now. If Buckley, CMS and Bridcutt become transfer targets by others, Bridge/Man City doesn't agree a deal, and two or three others don't sign new contracts we could have a lot of pre-season shopping to do. , , . VegasSeagull

1:08pm Sat 17 Nov 12

mark by the sea says...

Old Scrote of the Amex wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Hmmm, seems the story about Dunk wanting away seems true, or why has he not signed the deal offered to him? GG while being a difference class to anyone else will be 33 ish by end of contract, if weary going for the prem, then he will be past it.
Do you not think Dunk has other - more pressing - matters on his mind just now than signing a contract that isn't going to go away any time soon?
Why would he not sign the contract? The court case is not a big deal as the charges may seem.
He has. Been offered a deal, so why not sign it? And do you not think a contract was not offered before the case came to light.
[quote][p][bold]Old Scrote of the Amex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: Hmmm, seems the story about Dunk wanting away seems true, or why has he not signed the deal offered to him? GG while being a difference class to anyone else will be 33 ish by end of contract, if weary going for the prem, then he will be past it.[/p][/quote]Do you not think Dunk has other - more pressing - matters on his mind just now than signing a contract that isn't going to go away any time soon?[/p][/quote]Why would he not sign the contract? The court case is not a big deal as the charges may seem. He has. Been offered a deal, so why not sign it? And do you not think a contract was not offered before the case came to light. mark by the sea

1:29pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Gazza by the sea says...

Very astute management if you ask me. Our central defence is not premiership standard.
Very astute management if you ask me. Our central defence is not premiership standard. Gazza by the sea

9:45am Wed 21 Nov 12

LACHANCE says...

Getting on a bit now and not Premiership standard.He has slowed down a bit this season and l wonder if he is 100% fit.
Getting on a bit now and not Premiership standard.He has slowed down a bit this season and l wonder if he is 100% fit. LACHANCE

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