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Kuszczak back for Bolton test

The Argus: Tomasz Kuszczak, should be fit to face Bolton Tomasz Kuszczak, should be fit to face Bolton

  Tomasz Kuszczak should be back in goal for Albion against Bolton at The Amex on Saturday.


  Kuszczak was a late withdrawal from last Saturday's 2-1 win at Huddersfield with a finger infection sustained on international duty with Poland.


  Peter Brezovan took over between the posts, with second choice Casper Ankergren also sidelined by a damaged thumb.


  Boss Gus Poyet said this morning: "The only doubt is Wayne (Bridge). The rest are all fit, except for Vicente.


  "Tomasz and Casper are both training today. If everything goes to plan they will be available."


  Poyet admits he faces a tricky decision deciding which keeper is on the bench.


  Meanwhile, Albion have no plans to add to their squad before the 5pm deadline but there is still a chance of fringe players leaving.


  Poyet said: "In, nothing. Out? It's not in my hands. It depends on other people, agents, and on the players.


  "It's very, very calm, very quiet, which is good."

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11:08am Thu 22 Nov 12

Freeloaders says...

Lol.The rest are all fit,except for Vicente.I bet he said that with a smile on his face.Come on Argus talk to this freeloader like i did a few weeks back in west Hove.The fans have a right to know whats really going on with this guy.
Lol.The rest are all fit,except for Vicente.I bet he said that with a smile on his face.Come on Argus talk to this freeloader like i did a few weeks back in west Hove.The fans have a right to know whats really going on with this guy. Freeloaders
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11:16am Thu 22 Nov 12

ballantrrae says...

Vicente not being fit is not news its the status quo.
However if he was fit then that would be news.
Vicente not being fit is not news its the status quo. However if he was fit then that would be news. ballantrrae
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11:29am Thu 22 Nov 12

Claude Back says...

Nobody coming in?
Strange, as Ithought we were trying to get Do Prado from Southampton.
Nobody coming in? Strange, as Ithought we were trying to get Do Prado from Southampton. Claude Back
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12:13pm Thu 22 Nov 12

BobGear says...

Freeloaders wrote:
Lol.The rest are all fit,except for Vicente.I bet he said that with a smile on his face.Come on Argus talk to this freeloader like i did a few weeks back in west Hove.The fans have a right to know whats really going on with this guy.
What did you find out about his injury when you spoke to him?
[quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: Lol.The rest are all fit,except for Vicente.I bet he said that with a smile on his face.Come on Argus talk to this freeloader like i did a few weeks back in west Hove.The fans have a right to know whats really going on with this guy.[/p][/quote]What did you find out about his injury when you spoke to him? BobGear
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12:21pm Thu 22 Nov 12

dave from bexill says...

ballantrrae wrote:
Vicente not being fit is not news its the status quo.
However if he was fit then that would be news.
Absolutely right ballantrrae
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: Vicente not being fit is not news its the status quo. However if he was fit then that would be news.[/p][/quote]Absolutely right ballantrrae dave from bexill
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12:22pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Nathan L says...

Freeloaders wrote:
Lol.The rest are all fit,except for Vicente.I bet he said that with a smile on his face.Come on Argus talk to this freeloader like i did a few weeks back in west Hove.The fans have a right to know whats really going on with this guy.
do you speak Spanish?
[quote][p][bold]Freeloaders[/bold] wrote: Lol.The rest are all fit,except for Vicente.I bet he said that with a smile on his face.Come on Argus talk to this freeloader like i did a few weeks back in west Hove.The fans have a right to know whats really going on with this guy.[/p][/quote]do you speak Spanish? Nathan L
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12:37pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Alfie T says...

Claude Back wrote:
Nobody coming in?
Strange, as Ithought we were trying to get Do Prado from Southampton.
Seriously hope not.
[quote][p][bold]Claude Back[/bold] wrote: Nobody coming in? Strange, as Ithought we were trying to get Do Prado from Southampton.[/p][/quote]Seriously hope not. Alfie T
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12:37pm Thu 22 Nov 12

mr punch says...

What's the point of even mentioning Vicente? He may make a couple of appearances at the end of the season but just forget he bloke, it's boring now.
What's the point of even mentioning Vicente? He may make a couple of appearances at the end of the season but just forget he bloke, it's boring now. mr punch
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12:49pm Thu 22 Nov 12

BobGear says...

mr punch wrote:
What's the point of even mentioning Vicente? He may make a couple of appearances at the end of the season but just forget he bloke, it's boring now.
Mr Naylor is merely reporting some of what was said at the weekly press conference.
[quote][p][bold]mr punch[/bold] wrote: What's the point of even mentioning Vicente? He may make a couple of appearances at the end of the season but just forget he bloke, it's boring now.[/p][/quote]Mr Naylor is merely reporting some of what was said at the weekly press conference. BobGear
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12:58pm Thu 22 Nov 12

fairweathersupporter says...

TFFT (TK is back).
No one in? The striker problem still exists. I know it's been covered to death, balh blah BUT i am still a little puzzled as to why a further opportunity to add to our striking arsenal, which is lacking any variation in calibre or firepower. Maybe Jan? Maybe no money left in the wage cabinet? But certainly not because we don't need one. We can hypothesise and argue all we like but if Bolton or Bristol park thier team bus and manage to sneak a goal, we will still be none the wiser.
I would like to see Hoskins given a chance, with CMS playing deeper but this is a variation on a tactical theme which is prone to stagnation in the face of two solid lines of four based in their own half (a la Brum).
Anyway, recent form has shown that we can play our way around the problem when on song. But i would still like to hear what Gus's current opinion on the matter is... Is Mr Naylor allowed to ask questions?
As for Vicente and Freeloader? Don Quixote and Sancho Panza? Or parhaps Freeloader's more of a Golden ****...
TFFT (TK is back). No one in? The striker problem still exists. I know it's been covered to death, balh blah BUT i am still a little puzzled as to why a further opportunity to add to our striking arsenal, which is lacking any variation in calibre or firepower. Maybe Jan? Maybe no money left in the wage cabinet? But certainly not because we don't need one. We can hypothesise and argue all we like but if Bolton or Bristol park thier team bus and manage to sneak a goal, we will still be none the wiser. I would like to see Hoskins given a chance, with CMS playing deeper but this is a variation on a tactical theme which is prone to stagnation in the face of two solid lines of four based in their own half (a la Brum). Anyway, recent form has shown that we can play our way around the problem when on song. But i would still like to hear what Gus's current opinion on the matter is... Is Mr Naylor allowed to ask questions? As for Vicente and Freeloader? Don Quixote and Sancho Panza? Or parhaps Freeloader's more of a Golden ****... fairweathersupporter
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1:03pm Thu 22 Nov 12

fairweathersupporter says...

They've censored Golden ****! It's a beast of burden, a sort of donkey and in this case a literary reference!!!
They've censored Golden ****! It's a beast of burden, a sort of donkey and in this case a literary reference!!! fairweathersupporter
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1:20pm Thu 22 Nov 12

tug509 says...

Really good to know TK will be available,only Wayne missing,could be worse.For what its worth Bolton have conceded on each of their last 26 league away games,so if they have parked their bus in any of those,then their no good at it.Personally i still think and hope Will Hoskins will get some time on the pitch,Im sure the Amex faithful will let Gus know he is wanted. UTA
Really good to know TK will be available,only Wayne missing,could be worse.For what its worth Bolton have conceded on each of their last 26 league away games,so if they have parked their bus in any of those,then their no good at it.Personally i still think and hope Will Hoskins will get some time on the pitch,Im sure the Amex faithful will let Gus know he is wanted. UTA tug509
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1:48pm Thu 22 Nov 12

CantUseNSCatWork says...

Poyet admits he faces a tricky decision deciding which keeper is on the bench.

Really? ? ?
Poyet admits he faces a tricky decision deciding which keeper is on the bench. Really? ? ? CantUseNSCatWork
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2:07pm Thu 22 Nov 12

VegasSeagull says...

CantUseNSCatWork wrote:
Poyet admits he faces a tricky decision deciding which keeper is on the bench. Really? ? ?
I think that the bench question is all about whether or not Brez gets the bench based on the condition of Ankergren's injury, is he fit enough to take the bench, nothing more.

If Hoskins starts then Barnes won't, can't really see another option, unless Gus wants to play CMS, Buckley, Barnes and Hoskins.

Zero players in does not surprise me at all, there isn't a striker available that we would want on loan. Why take a youngster when we have those of our own. January could be a whole new ball game regarding players in and out.

Not sure I would risk Bridge, maybe give him one more week to fully recover. Painter, it was reported, had a good game and it might be prudent to start with him again.

Vicente is injured, end of comment.

Kazenga, no comment, don't know enough about any incident that may or may not have occured.

Happy Thanksgiving Day.
[quote][p][bold]CantUseNSCatWork[/bold] wrote: Poyet admits he faces a tricky decision deciding which keeper is on the bench. Really? ? ?[/p][/quote]I think that the bench question is all about whether or not Brez gets the bench based on the condition of Ankergren's injury, is he fit enough to take the bench, nothing more. If Hoskins starts then Barnes won't, can't really see another option, unless Gus wants to play CMS, Buckley, Barnes and Hoskins. Zero players in does not surprise me at all, there isn't a striker available that we would want on loan. Why take a youngster when we have those of our own. January could be a whole new ball game regarding players in and out. Not sure I would risk Bridge, maybe give him one more week to fully recover. Painter, it was reported, had a good game and it might be prudent to start with him again. Vicente is injured, end of comment. Kazenga, no comment, don't know enough about any incident that may or may not have occured. Happy Thanksgiving Day. VegasSeagull
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3:34pm Thu 22 Nov 12

pjwilk says...

Hope Lua Lua gets a run soon.
Hope Lua Lua gets a run soon. pjwilk
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4:03pm Thu 22 Nov 12

tonytowner1 says...

It'd be good to have El Abd back - an unsung hero - how many goals have we let in in the 3 matches he's been out? Against 3 teams than on average between them are 12th in the table. COYB - hopefully we'll continue being exciting as per the last 3 matches and start with high tempo. Short corners please, till we have someone taller up front. Assume the Torres talk is all rumours!!??
It'd be good to have El Abd back - an unsung hero - how many goals have we let in in the 3 matches he's been out? Against 3 teams than on average between them are 12th in the table. COYB - hopefully we'll continue being exciting as per the last 3 matches and start with high tempo. Short corners please, till we have someone taller up front. Assume the Torres talk is all rumours!!?? tonytowner1
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4:08pm Thu 22 Nov 12

LACHANCE says...

pjwilk wrote:
Hope Lua Lua gets a run soon.
Is he's not up in Newcastle at the moment with his court hearing.
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: Hope Lua Lua gets a run soon.[/p][/quote]Is he's not up in Newcastle at the moment with his court hearing. LACHANCE
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4:08pm Thu 22 Nov 12

wiseman of hove says...

Delighted to hear the manager confirm on the radio today that Will Hoskins will not be departing on loan today - don't think I dreamt it. A few posters have recently questioned playing CMS and Hoskins together. I would go for it with Dobbie as well, l with Barnes on the bench.
Delighted to hear the manager confirm on the radio today that Will Hoskins will not be departing on loan today - don't think I dreamt it. A few posters have recently questioned playing CMS and Hoskins together. I would go for it with Dobbie as well, l with Barnes on the bench. wiseman of hove
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4:09pm Thu 22 Nov 12

ballantrrae says...

fairweathersupporter wrote:
TFFT (TK is back).
No one in? The striker problem still exists. I know it's been covered to death, balh blah BUT i am still a little puzzled as to why a further opportunity to add to our striking arsenal, which is lacking any variation in calibre or firepower. Maybe Jan? Maybe no money left in the wage cabinet? But certainly not because we don't need one. We can hypothesise and argue all we like but if Bolton or Bristol park thier team bus and manage to sneak a goal, we will still be none the wiser.
I would like to see Hoskins given a chance, with CMS playing deeper but this is a variation on a tactical theme which is prone to stagnation in the face of two solid lines of four based in their own half (a la Brum).
Anyway, recent form has shown that we can play our way around the problem when on song. But i would still like to hear what Gus's current opinion on the matter is... Is Mr Naylor allowed to ask questions?
As for Vicente and Freeloader? Don Quixote and Sancho Panza? Or parhaps Freeloader's more of a Golden ****...
Apart from the extra striker to which you refer FairWS I still think we also need another CB. We have never replaced Elphick and only have 3 CBs in the main squad. Whilst I know Calde can play there we only need another injury or someone being suspended to be really stretched in that position.
As for the extra striker I guess we will have to wait until January.
Lets hope Bolton don't suddenly produce a 'clean sheet' defensively at least on Saturday.
[quote][p][bold]fairweathersupporter[/bold] wrote: TFFT (TK is back). No one in? The striker problem still exists. I know it's been covered to death, balh blah BUT i am still a little puzzled as to why a further opportunity to add to our striking arsenal, which is lacking any variation in calibre or firepower. Maybe Jan? Maybe no money left in the wage cabinet? But certainly not because we don't need one. We can hypothesise and argue all we like but if Bolton or Bristol park thier team bus and manage to sneak a goal, we will still be none the wiser. I would like to see Hoskins given a chance, with CMS playing deeper but this is a variation on a tactical theme which is prone to stagnation in the face of two solid lines of four based in their own half (a la Brum). Anyway, recent form has shown that we can play our way around the problem when on song. But i would still like to hear what Gus's current opinion on the matter is... Is Mr Naylor allowed to ask questions? As for Vicente and Freeloader? Don Quixote and Sancho Panza? Or parhaps Freeloader's more of a Golden ****...[/p][/quote]Apart from the extra striker to which you refer FairWS I still think we also need another CB. We have never replaced Elphick and only have 3 CBs in the main squad. Whilst I know Calde can play there we only need another injury or someone being suspended to be really stretched in that position. As for the extra striker I guess we will have to wait until January. Lets hope Bolton don't suddenly produce a 'clean sheet' defensively at least on Saturday. ballantrrae
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4:13pm Thu 22 Nov 12

pjwilk says...

Get Barnett in from Peterborough,ok he has been a naughty boy but Gus can straighten him out and put him on the straight and narrow,should be cheap too.
Get Barnett in from Peterborough,ok he has been a naughty boy but Gus can straighten him out and put him on the straight and narrow,should be cheap too. pjwilk
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4:15pm Thu 22 Nov 12

wiseman of hove says...

pjwilk wrote:
Get Barnett in from Peterborough,ok he has been a naughty boy but Gus can straighten him out and put him on the straight and narrow,should be cheap too.
I think Ipswich signed him yesterday?
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: Get Barnett in from Peterborough,ok he has been a naughty boy but Gus can straighten him out and put him on the straight and narrow,should be cheap too.[/p][/quote]I think Ipswich signed him yesterday? wiseman of hove
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5:00pm Thu 22 Nov 12

WisdomSpeaks says...

wiseman of hove wrote:
Delighted to hear the manager confirm on the radio today that Will Hoskins will not be departing on loan today - don't think I dreamt it. A few posters have recently questioned playing CMS and Hoskins together. I would go for it with Dobbie as well, l with Barnes on the bench.
Yesssssss! Dobbie in the hole behind CMS and Will Hoskins with the other Will doing his usual damage.

That is a mouth watering prospect for me. Takes courage............
[quote][p][bold]wiseman of hove[/bold] wrote: Delighted to hear the manager confirm on the radio today that Will Hoskins will not be departing on loan today - don't think I dreamt it. A few posters have recently questioned playing CMS and Hoskins together. I would go for it with Dobbie as well, l with Barnes on the bench.[/p][/quote]Yesssssss! Dobbie in the hole behind CMS and Will Hoskins with the other Will doing his usual damage. That is a mouth watering prospect for me. Takes courage............ WisdomSpeaks
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5:40pm Thu 22 Nov 12

pablobrowno says...

I know he's not a great goal scorer but wow we could certainly do with Kevin Davis alongside our man Cms! Shame Bolton came down to the champ as I believe he'd have been available. Not that we'd have been able to compete for his salary of course!!
I know he's not a great goal scorer but wow we could certainly do with Kevin Davis alongside our man Cms! Shame Bolton came down to the champ as I believe he'd have been available. Not that we'd have been able to compete for his salary of course!! pablobrowno
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6:15pm Thu 22 Nov 12

wiseman of hove says...

pablobrowno wrote:
I know he's not a great goal scorer but wow we could certainly do with Kevin Davis alongside our man Cms! Shame Bolton came down to the champ as I believe he'd have been available. Not that we'd have been able to compete for his salary of course!!
Agreed. I posted last season that he was the perfect target man to play with CMS. There is hardly any loyalty in football but Davies appears very committed and loyal to Bolton - I think he pledged to try and get Bolton back to the Premiership, notwithstanding that a host of clubs would want him. It is always good to see class players in action whoever they play for and I'm very much looking forward to seeing how our central defenders handle him. We have our own class players so it's three points for me.
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: I know he's not a great goal scorer but wow we could certainly do with Kevin Davis alongside our man Cms! Shame Bolton came down to the champ as I believe he'd have been available. Not that we'd have been able to compete for his salary of course!![/p][/quote]Agreed. I posted last season that he was the perfect target man to play with CMS. There is hardly any loyalty in football but Davies appears very committed and loyal to Bolton - I think he pledged to try and get Bolton back to the Premiership, notwithstanding that a host of clubs would want him. It is always good to see class players in action whoever they play for and I'm very much looking forward to seeing how our central defenders handle him. We have our own class players so it's three points for me. wiseman of hove
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7:56pm Thu 22 Nov 12

SecondReserve says...

Let's hope Kuszczak is actually back for the Bolton game. Last week we were told that both El Abd and (probably) Bridge would be available for the Huddersfield match, the point being that nothing Gus says can be treated seriously and certainly not as fact.
Let's hope Kuszczak is actually back for the Bolton game. Last week we were told that both El Abd and (probably) Bridge would be available for the Huddersfield match, the point being that nothing Gus says can be treated seriously and certainly not as fact. SecondReserve
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8:24pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Gazza by the sea says...

Phew!
Phew! Gazza by the sea
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9:09am Fri 23 Nov 12

realist2012 says...

can't believe that people are still harping on about a quality target man, the reason i assume we haven't acquired one is the fact that they would want to play each game, Gus' tactics are for 1 up top and he has said in the past of asked to change this he would walk. Fact is what prem/champ quality target man would join us knowing he will be on the bench for 70 mins of each game? we are not struggling to score at the moment (touch wood) but if anything happens to Macca? Lets just hope he stays fit
can't believe that people are still harping on about a quality target man, the reason i assume we haven't acquired one is the fact that they would want to play each game, Gus' tactics are for 1 up top and he has said in the past of asked to change this he would walk. Fact is what prem/champ quality target man would join us knowing he will be on the bench for 70 mins of each game? we are not struggling to score at the moment (touch wood) but if anything happens to Macca? Lets just hope he stays fit realist2012
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12:29pm Fri 23 Nov 12

fairweathersupporter says...

realist2012 wrote:
can't believe that people are still harping on about a quality target man, the reason i assume we haven't acquired one is the fact that they would want to play each game, Gus' tactics are for 1 up top and he has said in the past of asked to change this he would walk. Fact is what prem/champ quality target man would join us knowing he will be on the bench for 70 mins of each game? we are not struggling to score at the moment (touch wood) but if anything happens to Macca? Lets just hope he stays fit
'Bite'.
You obviously have niether properly read my post or aware of my general stance on our 4-3-3/4-5-1 and Gus's one up front policy. I am not arrogant enough to insist you do read it properly or keep up with the debates both for and against. However, if you did, you may realise why i (and others) keep harping on about it. CMS would not partner said striker but play behind him in the current formation. As for your comments on his fitness... Surely that's why we need some depth in that department??????????
????
[quote][p][bold]realist2012[/bold] wrote: can't believe that people are still harping on about a quality target man, the reason i assume we haven't acquired one is the fact that they would want to play each game, Gus' tactics are for 1 up top and he has said in the past of asked to change this he would walk. Fact is what prem/champ quality target man would join us knowing he will be on the bench for 70 mins of each game? we are not struggling to score at the moment (touch wood) but if anything happens to Macca? Lets just hope he stays fit[/p][/quote]'Bite'. You obviously have niether properly read my post or aware of my general stance on our 4-3-3/4-5-1 and Gus's one up front policy. I am not arrogant enough to insist you do read it properly or keep up with the debates both for and against. However, if you did, you may realise why i (and others) keep harping on about it. CMS would not partner said striker but play behind him in the current formation. As for your comments on his fitness... Surely that's why we need some depth in that department?????????? ???? fairweathersupporter
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1:41pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Palace of Wisdom says...

Good to see Tom is back. Brezovan is not bad for a back up but is no where near first choice material.

As for the formation discussion above - it looks like they want to play 4-3-3 but the two wide strikes seem to drop too far back and Barnes seems to want to play everywhere at once. A bit of rigid structure would do us wonders!
Good to see Tom is back. Brezovan is not bad for a back up but is no where near first choice material. As for the formation discussion above - it looks like they want to play 4-3-3 but the two wide strikes seem to drop too far back and Barnes seems to want to play everywhere at once. A bit of rigid structure would do us wonders! Palace of Wisdom
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