Poyet feels Sparrow's frustration as loan window shuts

The Argus: Matt Sparrow did not leave Albion on loan Matt Sparrow did not leave Albion on loan

MATT Sparrow faces further weeks of frustration after missing out on a loan move away from Albion.

Development squad striker George Barker joined Barnet before yesterday’s deadline but midfielder Sparrow will have to wait until the January transfer window for the chance of regular football.

Sparrow and Frenchman Romain Vincelot were told by manager Gus Poyet at the start of the season their futures lay elsewhere.

Vincelot recently made a temporary move to Gillingham but Sparrow’s hopes of a return to former club Scunthorpe earlier this month were scuppered by financial issues.

Poyet told The Argus: “It’s unbelievable and I am devastated for Matt. We have changed things in midfield and for those reasons Matt has been unable to play.

“It is nothing against him. He has been an absolutely top class professional. I haven’t got a bad word for him. He is a very fit lad as well.

“Of course he’s not happy. Of course he wanted to play but he trains every day, never misses a session in the gym and has asked to play games in the second team many times.

“I would like to play him but we have got plenty of options in the middle. “I don’t understand how he cannot be playing somewhere, so we are going to try to help him as much as we can.”

Sparrow has made nearly 400 appearances in the Championship, League One and League Two for Albion and Scunthorpe.

Meanwhile, Barker has moved to League Two Barnet until January 5 after impressing in the development squad.

The 21-year-old will team up at Underhill with Dutch legend Edgar Davids, who is player-coach.

Albion already have fellow prospects Brennan Dickenson (Chesterfield), Jake Forster-Caskey (Oxford United) and Yaser Kasim (Luton Town) out on loan.

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10:02am Fri 23 Nov 12

Neville says...

Feel desperately sorry for Sparrow,at least he was one midfielder who was not afraid to shoot when the chance arose. Its a common theme players falling out of favour.I recall it started with Whing when he gave away tha penalty at Southampton,Poyet can be seen berating him when he came off,don't think he played for first team again,then Vincelot got sent off against Burnley and did not play again and then Sparrow got sent off twice and didn't play again.The only exceptions seem to be Barnes and Greer who are untouchable. What do others think,is there some credence in these facts.
Feel desperately sorry for Sparrow,at least he was one midfielder who was not afraid to shoot when the chance arose. Its a common theme players falling out of favour.I recall it started with Whing when he gave away tha penalty at Southampton,Poyet can be seen berating him when he came off,don't think he played for first team again,then Vincelot got sent off against Burnley and did not play again and then Sparrow got sent off twice and didn't play again.The only exceptions seem to be Barnes and Greer who are untouchable. What do others think,is there some credence in these facts. Neville

10:10am Fri 23 Nov 12

Cabin fever says...

Neville wrote:
Feel desperately sorry for Sparrow,at least he was one midfielder who was not afraid to shoot when the chance arose. Its a common theme players falling out of favour.I recall it started with Whing when he gave away tha penalty at Southampton,Poyet can be seen berating him when he came off,don't think he played for first team again,then Vincelot got sent off against Burnley and did not play again and then Sparrow got sent off twice and didn't play again.The only exceptions seem to be Barnes and Greer who are untouchable. What do others think,is there some credence in these facts.
I'm not sure, to be honest Neville. I don't think we will ever really know what goes on inside the football club, and why certain decisions are made.

But the fact is, we have so many more midfield options now that, for one reason or another, Poyet doesn't think Sparrow has a role to play.

I wouldn't have thought it would have been as clear cut as you suggest, but stranger things have happened.

Cue Spaz featuring on the subs bench tomorrow...
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: Feel desperately sorry for Sparrow,at least he was one midfielder who was not afraid to shoot when the chance arose. Its a common theme players falling out of favour.I recall it started with Whing when he gave away tha penalty at Southampton,Poyet can be seen berating him when he came off,don't think he played for first team again,then Vincelot got sent off against Burnley and did not play again and then Sparrow got sent off twice and didn't play again.The only exceptions seem to be Barnes and Greer who are untouchable. What do others think,is there some credence in these facts.[/p][/quote]I'm not sure, to be honest Neville. I don't think we will ever really know what goes on inside the football club, and why certain decisions are made. But the fact is, we have so many more midfield options now that, for one reason or another, Poyet doesn't think Sparrow has a role to play. I wouldn't have thought it would have been as clear cut as you suggest, but stranger things have happened. Cue Spaz featuring on the subs bench tomorrow... Cabin fever

10:15am Fri 23 Nov 12

Dr Baldhead says...

I agree with you Neville (I think Vincelot may have played beyond the Burnley game, but not much). The second sending off for Spaz in a few weeks last spring certainly seemed to be the final straw in his case.

I can accept that Sparrow isn't in Gus's long term plans - if the team is to improve, the personnel needs to change and some previous squad members will be left behind. That said, I don't think he's been well treated by the club. The model pro reference doesn't wash. I doubt that Spaz would reciprocate similar views about the manager!!
I agree with you Neville (I think Vincelot may have played beyond the Burnley game, but not much). The second sending off for Spaz in a few weeks last spring certainly seemed to be the final straw in his case. I can accept that Sparrow isn't in Gus's long term plans - if the team is to improve, the personnel needs to change and some previous squad members will be left behind. That said, I don't think he's been well treated by the club. The model pro reference doesn't wash. I doubt that Spaz would reciprocate similar views about the manager!! Dr Baldhead

10:15am Fri 23 Nov 12

Dr Baldhead says...

I agree with you Neville (I think Vincelot may have played beyond the Burnley game, but not much). The second sending off for Spaz in a few weeks last spring certainly seemed to be the final straw in his case.

I can accept that Sparrow isn't in Gus's long term plans - if the team is to improve, the personnel needs to change and some previous squad members will be left behind. That said, I don't think he's been well treated by the club. The model pro reference doesn't wash. I doubt that Spaz would reciprocate similar views about the manager!!
I agree with you Neville (I think Vincelot may have played beyond the Burnley game, but not much). The second sending off for Spaz in a few weeks last spring certainly seemed to be the final straw in his case. I can accept that Sparrow isn't in Gus's long term plans - if the team is to improve, the personnel needs to change and some previous squad members will be left behind. That said, I don't think he's been well treated by the club. The model pro reference doesn't wash. I doubt that Spaz would reciprocate similar views about the manager!! Dr Baldhead

11:04am Fri 23 Nov 12

wiseman of hove says...

Neville wrote:
Feel desperately sorry for Sparrow,at least he was one midfielder who was not afraid to shoot when the chance arose. Its a common theme players falling out of favour.I recall it started with Whing when he gave away tha penalty at Southampton,Poyet can be seen berating him when he came off,don't think he played for first team again,then Vincelot got sent off against Burnley and did not play again and then Sparrow got sent off twice and didn't play again.The only exceptions seem to be Barnes and Greer who are untouchable. What do others think,is there some credence in these facts.
Sparrow was in good form before his sendings off and I think like you Neville, he was discarded too quickly by the manager. As far as Greer is concerned, I have a lot of time for him and I would stick with him currently. Barnes is clearly a big favourite with the manager and seems to have immunity from eviction. If Hoskins delivers - and I think he will - that is a new player effectively and then no matter how you shuffle the formation in midfied and upfront, I cannot see a deserved starting place for Barnes on recent form. Fascinating to see the lineup and bench tomorrow.
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: Feel desperately sorry for Sparrow,at least he was one midfielder who was not afraid to shoot when the chance arose. Its a common theme players falling out of favour.I recall it started with Whing when he gave away tha penalty at Southampton,Poyet can be seen berating him when he came off,don't think he played for first team again,then Vincelot got sent off against Burnley and did not play again and then Sparrow got sent off twice and didn't play again.The only exceptions seem to be Barnes and Greer who are untouchable. What do others think,is there some credence in these facts.[/p][/quote]Sparrow was in good form before his sendings off and I think like you Neville, he was discarded too quickly by the manager. As far as Greer is concerned, I have a lot of time for him and I would stick with him currently. Barnes is clearly a big favourite with the manager and seems to have immunity from eviction. If Hoskins delivers - and I think he will - that is a new player effectively and then no matter how you shuffle the formation in midfied and upfront, I cannot see a deserved starting place for Barnes on recent form. Fascinating to see the lineup and bench tomorrow. wiseman of hove

11:07am Fri 23 Nov 12

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

Dr Baldhead wrote:
I agree with you Neville (I think Vincelot may have played beyond the Burnley game, but not much). The second sending off for Spaz in a few weeks last spring certainly seemed to be the final straw in his case.

I can accept that Sparrow isn't in Gus's long term plans - if the team is to improve, the personnel needs to change and some previous squad members will be left behind. That said, I don't think he's been well treated by the club. The model pro reference doesn't wash. I doubt that Spaz would reciprocate similar views about the manager!!
In what way do you not think Spadge has been well treated by the club? He is way down the pecking order now so isn't going to get a game and he has at least been told that. I can't understand why some League One teams haven't come in for him - he would be exceptional.
[quote][p][bold]Dr Baldhead[/bold] wrote: I agree with you Neville (I think Vincelot may have played beyond the Burnley game, but not much). The second sending off for Spaz in a few weeks last spring certainly seemed to be the final straw in his case. I can accept that Sparrow isn't in Gus's long term plans - if the team is to improve, the personnel needs to change and some previous squad members will be left behind. That said, I don't think he's been well treated by the club. The model pro reference doesn't wash. I doubt that Spaz would reciprocate similar views about the manager!![/p][/quote]In what way do you not think Spadge has been well treated by the club? He is way down the pecking order now so isn't going to get a game and he has at least been told that. I can't understand why some League One teams haven't come in for him - he would be exceptional. Old Scrote of the Amex

11:18am Fri 23 Nov 12

MLEE says...

Desperate to play ,but not at any cost it would seem !
Desperate to play ,but not at any cost it would seem ! MLEE

11:49am Fri 23 Nov 12

fratsomrover says...

wiseman of hove wrote:
Neville wrote:
Feel desperately sorry for Sparrow,at least he was one midfielder who was not afraid to shoot when the chance arose. Its a common theme players falling out of favour.I recall it started with Whing when he gave away tha penalty at Southampton,Poyet can be seen berating him when he came off,don't think he played for first team again,then Vincelot got sent off against Burnley and did not play again and then Sparrow got sent off twice and didn't play again.The only exceptions seem to be Barnes and Greer who are untouchable. What do others think,is there some credence in these facts.
Sparrow was in good form before his sendings off and I think like you Neville, he was discarded too quickly by the manager. As far as Greer is concerned, I have a lot of time for him and I would stick with him currently. Barnes is clearly a big favourite with the manager and seems to have immunity from eviction. If Hoskins delivers - and I think he will - that is a new player effectively and then no matter how you shuffle the formation in midfied and upfront, I cannot see a deserved starting place for Barnes on recent form. Fascinating to see the lineup and bench tomorrow.
I agree with both of you. Tough on Sparrow, but he just isn't going to get a game here. A good pro who deserves to be with someone. Also agree with Barnes being the Manager's favourite. I too would really welcome Hoskins in the starting line-up tomorrow. In my mind Hoskins & Dobbie are both better players than Ash and I would like to see them play alongside either Will and CMS or just alongside Will, if he isn't brave enough to start with all 4 of them. Either way, Barnes should not be in a starting role at present.
[quote][p][bold]wiseman of hove[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: Feel desperately sorry for Sparrow,at least he was one midfielder who was not afraid to shoot when the chance arose. Its a common theme players falling out of favour.I recall it started with Whing when he gave away tha penalty at Southampton,Poyet can be seen berating him when he came off,don't think he played for first team again,then Vincelot got sent off against Burnley and did not play again and then Sparrow got sent off twice and didn't play again.The only exceptions seem to be Barnes and Greer who are untouchable. What do others think,is there some credence in these facts.[/p][/quote]Sparrow was in good form before his sendings off and I think like you Neville, he was discarded too quickly by the manager. As far as Greer is concerned, I have a lot of time for him and I would stick with him currently. Barnes is clearly a big favourite with the manager and seems to have immunity from eviction. If Hoskins delivers - and I think he will - that is a new player effectively and then no matter how you shuffle the formation in midfied and upfront, I cannot see a deserved starting place for Barnes on recent form. Fascinating to see the lineup and bench tomorrow.[/p][/quote]I agree with both of you. Tough on Sparrow, but he just isn't going to get a game here. A good pro who deserves to be with someone. Also agree with Barnes being the Manager's favourite. I too would really welcome Hoskins in the starting line-up tomorrow. In my mind Hoskins & Dobbie are both better players than Ash and I would like to see them play alongside either Will and CMS or just alongside Will, if he isn't brave enough to start with all 4 of them. Either way, Barnes should not be in a starting role at present. fratsomrover

1:40pm Fri 23 Nov 12

seagulltess says...

As much as we all agree that Barnes should be left out; I lay odds he is in the starting line up tomorrow again. Hoskins has to play as he is so much better than Barnes; but no doubt will be on the bench again. Still whatever team Gus puts out lets hope it is a winning one.
As much as we all agree that Barnes should be left out; I lay odds he is in the starting line up tomorrow again. Hoskins has to play as he is so much better than Barnes; but no doubt will be on the bench again. Still whatever team Gus puts out lets hope it is a winning one. seagulltess

2:41pm Fri 23 Nov 12

VegasSeagull says...

Regarding Sparrow and his loss of regular games, and whether or not the two red cards influenced Gus to bring that about, maybe they did but is that a bad thing?
I suspect that it was a combination of many things that brought about Sparrows demise and that the red cards were just part of the final decision.

For two seasons now we have been top heavy with mid-field players, it was inevitable that some would would lose their place to make room for others. At the end of this season the same thing will happen again, Harley for one.

Scnthorpe wanted Sparrow but didn't have the money to help pay his wages, I bet if they could have found half the costs he would have gone, did Sparrow offer to take a 50% wage cut so he he go, I guess not, and why should he.

Football is entertainment for us but for those within the game it's a job and a business and both have to be devoid of sentiment and handled with a pragmatic approach.
Scunthorpe can come back in january, a time when they can lose a couple of players and use their wages to pay Sparrow and none of us will give a hoot for the guys that lose their jobs because Sparrow will have found a new one.

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Regarding Sparrow and his loss of regular games, and whether or not the two red cards influenced Gus to bring that about, maybe they did but is that a bad thing? I suspect that it was a combination of many things that brought about Sparrows demise and that the red cards were just part of the final decision. For two seasons now we have been top heavy with mid-field players, it was inevitable that some would would lose their place to make room for others. At the end of this season the same thing will happen again, Harley for one. Scnthorpe wanted Sparrow but didn't have the money to help pay his wages, I bet if they could have found half the costs he would have gone, did Sparrow offer to take a 50% wage cut so he he go, I guess not, and why should he. Football is entertainment for us but for those within the game it's a job and a business and both have to be devoid of sentiment and handled with a pragmatic approach. Scunthorpe can come back in january, a time when they can lose a couple of players and use their wages to pay Sparrow and none of us will give a hoot for the guys that lose their jobs because Sparrow will have found a new one. . VegasSeagull

4:00pm Fri 23 Nov 12

ballantrrae says...

seagulltess wrote:
As much as we all agree that Barnes should be left out; I lay odds he is in the starting line up tomorrow again. Hoskins has to play as he is so much better than Barnes; but no doubt will be on the bench again. Still whatever team Gus puts out lets hope it is a winning one.
I agree.
There is a good article in today's (Friday) Argus about Hoskins.
Poyet is quite extensively quoted in the article both about how he views Hosko and what he brings to the squad eg the ability to hold the ball.
The report says the club will probably be looking to bring in another striker/target man (someone with physical presence and aerial ability). Apparently signing such a player is still on the agenda for the January window. Poyet also says such a player is different to Hosko.
So it looks as if Poyet wants to increase his striking options. He is in fact quoted as saying "We are going to have plenty to choose from".
Reverting to this thread, I feel for Sparrow and hope something can be sorted out for him in January. I am pleased to see Poyet saying "...so we are going to try (and) help him as much as we can".
[quote][p][bold]seagulltess[/bold] wrote: As much as we all agree that Barnes should be left out; I lay odds he is in the starting line up tomorrow again. Hoskins has to play as he is so much better than Barnes; but no doubt will be on the bench again. Still whatever team Gus puts out lets hope it is a winning one.[/p][/quote]I agree. There is a good article in today's (Friday) Argus about Hoskins. Poyet is quite extensively quoted in the article both about how he views Hosko and what he brings to the squad eg the ability to hold the ball. The report says the club will probably be looking to bring in another striker/target man (someone with physical presence and aerial ability). Apparently signing such a player is still on the agenda for the January window. Poyet also says such a player is different to Hosko. So it looks as if Poyet wants to increase his striking options. He is in fact quoted as saying "We are going to have plenty to choose from". Reverting to this thread, I feel for Sparrow and hope something can be sorted out for him in January. I am pleased to see Poyet saying "...so we are going to try (and) help him as much as we can". ballantrrae

5:11pm Fri 23 Nov 12

fairweathersupporter says...

ballantrrae wrote:
seagulltess wrote:
As much as we all agree that Barnes should be left out; I lay odds he is in the starting line up tomorrow again. Hoskins has to play as he is so much better than Barnes; but no doubt will be on the bench again. Still whatever team Gus puts out lets hope it is a winning one.
I agree.
There is a good article in today's (Friday) Argus about Hoskins.
Poyet is quite extensively quoted in the article both about how he views Hosko and what he brings to the squad eg the ability to hold the ball.
The report says the club will probably be looking to bring in another striker/target man (someone with physical presence and aerial ability). Apparently signing such a player is still on the agenda for the January window. Poyet also says such a player is different to Hosko.
So it looks as if Poyet wants to increase his striking options. He is in fact quoted as saying "We are going to have plenty to choose from".
Reverting to this thread, I feel for Sparrow and hope something can be sorted out for him in January. I am pleased to see Poyet saying "...so we are going to try (and) help him as much as we can".
share thoughts about Sparrow, as we progress there will be casualties and some blood-letting as well.
As regards Hoskins, i have not had the opportunity to read said article. Is this an Argus 'exclusive' or from one of the press conferences?
I have defended Barnes but agree that it may be time to look at other options. BUT and it's a capital BUT, Hoskins is not a 'fit' for a replacement in what we know is going to be a variation on our overall theme, rather than a formation change. Whether Gus would drop CMS back into the Barnes role with Hoskins leading the line and also whehter this would actually work, remains to be (possibly but probably not) seen. Dobbie is also in the equation and either option would have to see a shift in emphasis, as Barnes does a lot of chasing etc (CMS in my opinion COULD fill this role but i don't think my mate Gus agrees...). So maybe Hoskins on for CMS after 70 minutes then.
Anyway... Hope Bolton give it a go. And if they do we'll beat them. UTA.
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]seagulltess[/bold] wrote: As much as we all agree that Barnes should be left out; I lay odds he is in the starting line up tomorrow again. Hoskins has to play as he is so much better than Barnes; but no doubt will be on the bench again. Still whatever team Gus puts out lets hope it is a winning one.[/p][/quote]I agree. There is a good article in today's (Friday) Argus about Hoskins. Poyet is quite extensively quoted in the article both about how he views Hosko and what he brings to the squad eg the ability to hold the ball. The report says the club will probably be looking to bring in another striker/target man (someone with physical presence and aerial ability). Apparently signing such a player is still on the agenda for the January window. Poyet also says such a player is different to Hosko. So it looks as if Poyet wants to increase his striking options. He is in fact quoted as saying "We are going to have plenty to choose from". Reverting to this thread, I feel for Sparrow and hope something can be sorted out for him in January. I am pleased to see Poyet saying "...so we are going to try (and) help him as much as we can".[/p][/quote]share thoughts about Sparrow, as we progress there will be casualties and some blood-letting as well. As regards Hoskins, i have not had the opportunity to read said article. Is this an Argus 'exclusive' or from one of the press conferences? I have defended Barnes but agree that it may be time to look at other options. BUT and it's a capital BUT, Hoskins is not a 'fit' for a replacement in what we know is going to be a variation on our overall theme, rather than a formation change. Whether Gus would drop CMS back into the Barnes role with Hoskins leading the line and also whehter this would actually work, remains to be (possibly but probably not) seen. Dobbie is also in the equation and either option would have to see a shift in emphasis, as Barnes does a lot of chasing etc (CMS in my opinion COULD fill this role but i don't think my mate Gus agrees...). So maybe Hoskins on for CMS after 70 minutes then. Anyway... Hope Bolton give it a go. And if they do we'll beat them. UTA. fairweathersupporter

5:41pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Wooah Wooah says...

seagulltess wrote:
As much as we all agree that Barnes should be left out; I lay odds he is in the starting line up tomorrow again. Hoskins has to play as he is so much better than Barnes; but no doubt will be on the bench again. Still whatever team Gus puts out lets hope it is a winning one.
No, Tess, we don't all agree. There can't have been many issues more contentious on this site than AshleyBarnes; but some of us actually rate him as a player, and recognise his contribution. It seems Gus rates him as well. Hosko is a good player but has yet to prove he can handle this level and stay fit. Dobbie may be emerging but his performance at Derby was way below expectation in terms of alertness and pace.

BTW, on the subject of cards, we seem to be getting a lot less this season than we did last year.
[quote][p][bold]seagulltess[/bold] wrote: As much as we all agree that Barnes should be left out; I lay odds he is in the starting line up tomorrow again. Hoskins has to play as he is so much better than Barnes; but no doubt will be on the bench again. Still whatever team Gus puts out lets hope it is a winning one.[/p][/quote]No, Tess, we don't all agree. There can't have been many issues more contentious on this site than AshleyBarnes; but some of us actually rate him as a player, and recognise his contribution. It seems Gus rates him as well. Hosko is a good player but has yet to prove he can handle this level and stay fit. Dobbie may be emerging but his performance at Derby was way below expectation in terms of alertness and pace. BTW, on the subject of cards, we seem to be getting a lot less this season than we did last year. Wooah Wooah

6:32pm Fri 23 Nov 12

IRISHGULL says...

I think w.e are on a roll at the moment. seven points from the next three games will see us right in the thick of it. Three points up at the campsite next week would be a wonderful early christmas present. I tend to agree with the hoskins in debate, his power and presence could be the missing link to the puzzle. Apparently next saturday we are being kept in the ground for ninety minutes after the game, lets hope the right result makes it a party
I think w.e are on a roll at the moment. seven points from the next three games will see us right in the thick of it. Three points up at the campsite next week would be a wonderful early christmas present. I tend to agree with the hoskins in debate, his power and presence could be the missing link to the puzzle. Apparently next saturday we are being kept in the ground for ninety minutes after the game, lets hope the right result makes it a party IRISHGULL

7:10pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Seagull over Brasil says...

Regarding Sparrow's character, a friend of mine and his family live next to him in Hassocks, and by all accounts he's the typical cocky Billy Big Bllks...but more importantly, has in the past made no secret of the fact that he's playing out his contract for the money, and isn't bothered if he plays or not...Just thought I'd throw this in......Up The Seagulls!
Regarding Sparrow's character, a friend of mine and his family live next to him in Hassocks, and by all accounts he's the typical cocky Billy Big Bllks...but more importantly, has in the past made no secret of the fact that he's playing out his contract for the money, and isn't bothered if he plays or not...Just thought I'd throw this in......Up The Seagulls! Seagull over Brasil

7:24pm Fri 23 Nov 12

dave from bexill says...

Seagull over Brasil wrote:
Regarding Sparrow's character, a friend of mine and his family live next to him in Hassocks, and by all accounts he's the typical cocky Billy Big Bllks...but more importantly, has in the past made no secret of the fact that he's playing out his contract for the money, and isn't bothered if he plays or not...Just thought I'd throw this in......Up The Seagulls!
Sound like nice neighbor's to have
[quote][p][bold]Seagull over Brasil[/bold] wrote: Regarding Sparrow's character, a friend of mine and his family live next to him in Hassocks, and by all accounts he's the typical cocky Billy Big Bllks...but more importantly, has in the past made no secret of the fact that he's playing out his contract for the money, and isn't bothered if he plays or not...Just thought I'd throw this in......Up The Seagulls![/p][/quote]Sound like nice neighbor's to have dave from bexill

7:49pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Seagull over Brasil says...

dave from bexill wrote:
Seagull over Brasil wrote:
Regarding Sparrow's character, a friend of mine and his family live next to him in Hassocks, and by all accounts he's the typical cocky Billy Big Bllks...but more importantly, has in the past made no secret of the fact that he's playing out his contract for the money, and isn't bothered if he plays or not...Just thought I'd throw this in......Up The Seagulls!
Sound like nice neighbor's to have
When they moved in, they asked him (in the morning) if it was ok for the removal van to park in front of his house whilst unloading..he said no, as he was expecting guests and would need the space for parking - they arrived in the evening. Helpful, welcoming guy, eh?
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seagull over Brasil[/bold] wrote: Regarding Sparrow's character, a friend of mine and his family live next to him in Hassocks, and by all accounts he's the typical cocky Billy Big Bllks...but more importantly, has in the past made no secret of the fact that he's playing out his contract for the money, and isn't bothered if he plays or not...Just thought I'd throw this in......Up The Seagulls![/p][/quote]Sound like nice neighbor's to have[/p][/quote]When they moved in, they asked him (in the morning) if it was ok for the removal van to park in front of his house whilst unloading..he said no, as he was expecting guests and would need the space for parking - they arrived in the evening. Helpful, welcoming guy, eh? Seagull over Brasil

10:17pm Fri 23 Nov 12

VegasSeagull says...

I can think of six players that will have the same conversation that Sparrow and Vincelot had with Gus. Last year and this were never meant to be the years that we challenged for promotion, I am a feeling pretty sure that next year is, hence something of a clearout.
Two years of consolidation followed by a real run at the prem div.
I can think of six players that will have the same conversation that Sparrow and Vincelot had with Gus. Last year and this were never meant to be the years that we challenged for promotion, I am a feeling pretty sure that next year is, hence something of a clearout. Two years of consolidation followed by a real run at the prem div. VegasSeagull

11:55pm Fri 23 Nov 12

128 says...

Seagull over Brasil wrote:
Regarding Sparrow's character, a friend of mine and his family live next to him in Hassocks, and by all accounts he's the typical cocky Billy Big Bllks...but more importantly, has in the past made no secret of the fact that he's playing out his contract for the money, and isn't bothered if he plays or not...Just thought I'd throw this in......Up The Seagulls!
Really, I live a few doors along and he's always happy to say hello to me unlike his neighbours.

Are your friends the ones who think its ok to leave a pushchair out the front of their house all night any chance, if so I know which neighbour I prefer.
[quote][p][bold]Seagull over Brasil[/bold] wrote: Regarding Sparrow's character, a friend of mine and his family live next to him in Hassocks, and by all accounts he's the typical cocky Billy Big Bllks...but more importantly, has in the past made no secret of the fact that he's playing out his contract for the money, and isn't bothered if he plays or not...Just thought I'd throw this in......Up The Seagulls![/p][/quote]Really, I live a few doors along and he's always happy to say hello to me unlike his neighbours. Are your friends the ones who think its ok to leave a pushchair out the front of their house all night any chance, if so I know which neighbour I prefer. 128

12:30am Sat 24 Nov 12

Seagull over Brasil says...

Hmm, that's rather snidey... just relaying what I was told. I'm sure he's a really top bloke really etc.
Hmm, that's rather snidey... just relaying what I was told. I'm sure he's a really top bloke really etc. Seagull over Brasil

12:41am Sat 24 Nov 12

Seagull over Brasil says...

Seagull over Brasil wrote:
Hmm, that's rather snidey... just relaying what I was told. I'm sure he's a really top bloke really etc.
By the way, can you get me his autograph then, I collect them...worth a couple of quid I'd say
[quote][p][bold]Seagull over Brasil[/bold] wrote: Hmm, that's rather snidey... just relaying what I was told. I'm sure he's a really top bloke really etc.[/p][/quote]By the way, can you get me his autograph then, I collect them...worth a couple of quid I'd say Seagull over Brasil

10:47am Sat 24 Nov 12

pjwilk says...

Why didnt we sign Barnett from Peterbourough ,i see he has gone to Ipswich.Might have been our missing link,we certainly do not have anybody who can head the ball,also we have a lack of height up front so all crosses are wasted.
Why didnt we sign Barnett from Peterbourough ,i see he has gone to Ipswich.Might have been our missing link,we certainly do not have anybody who can head the ball,also we have a lack of height up front so all crosses are wasted. pjwilk

11:48am Sat 24 Nov 12

dave from bexill says...

pjwilk wrote:
Why didnt we sign Barnett from Peterbourough ,i see he has gone to Ipswich.Might have been our missing link,we certainly do not have anybody who can head the ball,also we have a lack of height up front so all crosses are wasted.
It's certain that the Albion were well aware of Barnett during his time up the road at Crawley, but obviously didn't rate him any higher than those already at the club.
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: Why didnt we sign Barnett from Peterbourough ,i see he has gone to Ipswich.Might have been our missing link,we certainly do not have anybody who can head the ball,also we have a lack of height up front so all crosses are wasted.[/p][/quote]It's certain that the Albion were well aware of Barnett during his time up the road at Crawley, but obviously didn't rate him any higher than those already at the club. dave from bexill

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