Gus: Let's get Bruno to the Premier League

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Gus Poyet wants to see Bruno play for Albion in the Premier League.

But that means the Seagulls will be in a race against time to go up.

The former Valencia right-back, 32, scored and impressed in yesterday’s 1-1 draw with Bolton.

He has been one of the Seagulls’ best players this season, the first of his two-year deal.

Albion have the joint-best defensive record in the Championship but missed chances are hindering the club's promotion ambitions.

Poyet said: “I hope we can get enough players to make sure Bruno can defend the Brighton shirt in the Premier League and that it is not going to take us three or four years and Bruno will be 35 and we have to get another full-back.

“I think we need to start being fair with the players.

“He has a winning mentality. He was devastated in the dressing room, not only because he scored but because it is happening week in and week out.

“Especially when you are a defender and you are trying to do your best and you cannot win football games.”.

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2:31pm Sun 25 Nov 12

VegasSeagull says...

I can't believe this article, Gus and the board had the chance to bring in the needed striker, the player needed to finish off some fo the chances we are creating but they didn't do it. Gus we don't have the players to get Bruno into the premier division and that is down to you and the board. Bruno will have his chance of prem football come january, when he gets bought by a prem club for a price that we can't say no to.
I can't believe this article, Gus and the board had the chance to bring in the needed striker, the player needed to finish off some fo the chances we are creating but they didn't do it. Gus we don't have the players to get Bruno into the premier division and that is down to you and the board. Bruno will have his chance of prem football come january, when he gets bought by a prem club for a price that we can't say no to. VegasSeagull

2:38pm Sun 25 Nov 12

The Real Ryfish says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
I can't believe this article, Gus and the board had the chance to bring in the needed striker, the player needed to finish off some fo the chances we are creating but they didn't do it. Gus we don't have the players to get Bruno into the premier division and that is down to you and the board. Bruno will have his chance of prem football come january, when he gets bought by a prem club for a price that we can't say no to.
But who? Everyone keeps saying we need a striker, but no-one has, as far as I am aware, named someone who is suitable, available AND willing. It's not just as simple as telling TB top open his chequebook - we can't mortgage the future on an ill-advised big-money signing who may not be the answer. This isn't Football Manager.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I can't believe this article, Gus and the board had the chance to bring in the needed striker, the player needed to finish off some fo the chances we are creating but they didn't do it. Gus we don't have the players to get Bruno into the premier division and that is down to you and the board. Bruno will have his chance of prem football come january, when he gets bought by a prem club for a price that we can't say no to.[/p][/quote]But who? Everyone keeps saying we need a striker, but no-one has, as far as I am aware, named someone who is suitable, available AND willing. It's not just as simple as telling TB top open his chequebook - we can't mortgage the future on an ill-advised big-money signing who may not be the answer. This isn't Football Manager. The Real Ryfish

2:41pm Sun 25 Nov 12

born again seagull says...

Stay calm Vegas, if you had been at the match yesterday and seen the fantastic football that we played you would not be having a dig at GP. We are just that small margin from making it and this will come when we start to get the breaks and the ball goes in instead of flying back of the bar or post.
Stay calm Vegas, if you had been at the match yesterday and seen the fantastic football that we played you would not be having a dig at GP. We are just that small margin from making it and this will come when we start to get the breaks and the ball goes in instead of flying back of the bar or post. born again seagull

2:48pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Nathan L says...

The Real Ryfish wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
I can't believe this article, Gus and the board had the chance to bring in the needed striker, the player needed to finish off some fo the chances we are creating but they didn't do it. Gus we don't have the players to get Bruno into the premier division and that is down to you and the board. Bruno will have his chance of prem football come january, when he gets bought by a prem club for a price that we can't say no to.
But who? Everyone keeps saying we need a striker, but no-one has, as far as I am aware, named someone who is suitable, available AND willing. It's not just as simple as telling TB top open his chequebook - we can't mortgage the future on an ill-advised big-money signing who may not be the answer. This isn't Football Manager.
Very wise words. People forget how many teams we condemn for spending stupid amounts, failing and then paying the price. I think this team is phenomenal and when you look at the Palace team all you need is a good run, bit of fortune and spirit and things can suddenly improve. Don't ever gamble away what brighton has now.
[quote][p][bold]The Real Ryfish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I can't believe this article, Gus and the board had the chance to bring in the needed striker, the player needed to finish off some fo the chances we are creating but they didn't do it. Gus we don't have the players to get Bruno into the premier division and that is down to you and the board. Bruno will have his chance of prem football come january, when he gets bought by a prem club for a price that we can't say no to.[/p][/quote]But who? Everyone keeps saying we need a striker, but no-one has, as far as I am aware, named someone who is suitable, available AND willing. It's not just as simple as telling TB top open his chequebook - we can't mortgage the future on an ill-advised big-money signing who may not be the answer. This isn't Football Manager.[/p][/quote]Very wise words. People forget how many teams we condemn for spending stupid amounts, failing and then paying the price. I think this team is phenomenal and when you look at the Palace team all you need is a good run, bit of fortune and spirit and things can suddenly improve. Don't ever gamble away what brighton has now. Nathan L

2:53pm Sun 25 Nov 12

VegasSeagull says...

born again seagull wrote:
Stay calm Vegas, if you had been at the match yesterday and seen the fantastic football that we played you would not be having a dig at GP. We are just that small margin from making it and this will come when we start to get the breaks and the ball goes in instead of flying back of the bar or post.
I am not having a dig at the board or Gus I am simply stating what is obvious to all.
If you were to poll all 26,500 fans at the ground yesterday and asked them, do we need a quaility striker to work with CMS, they overwhelming answer would be yes.

Gus has said it himself so many times, for over a year now he has wanted a, 'target man.'
I know that the options are thin, there are not a lot of strikers available but they were there. I accept that it is hard to persuade players to move way down south, but some do. I will not accept that Brighton could not find a suitable player to meet our needs, I think the problem was that we would not meet the player's demands, and that is a money issue mostly.

I fully accept that we must be prudent when doing deals but promotion costs money and maybe our squad needs to be trimmed from current levels. Four out and one in.
[quote][p][bold]born again seagull[/bold] wrote: Stay calm Vegas, if you had been at the match yesterday and seen the fantastic football that we played you would not be having a dig at GP. We are just that small margin from making it and this will come when we start to get the breaks and the ball goes in instead of flying back of the bar or post.[/p][/quote]I am not having a dig at the board or Gus I am simply stating what is obvious to all. If you were to poll all 26,500 fans at the ground yesterday and asked them, do we need a quaility striker to work with CMS, they overwhelming answer would be yes. Gus has said it himself so many times, for over a year now he has wanted a, 'target man.' I know that the options are thin, there are not a lot of strikers available but they were there. I accept that it is hard to persuade players to move way down south, but some do. I will not accept that Brighton could not find a suitable player to meet our needs, I think the problem was that we would not meet the player's demands, and that is a money issue mostly. I fully accept that we must be prudent when doing deals but promotion costs money and maybe our squad needs to be trimmed from current levels. Four out and one in. VegasSeagull

3:15pm Sun 25 Nov 12

tug509 says...

Its a real toughy this,but i think if we look at how many of our lads had a shot at goal yesterday,perhaps that is what Gus is looking for. Not to rely on one or two strikers,but to put all our lads in a position at some point of the match to score!.After all look at who did score for us,a defender.

I would still like to see us play two forwards at home,and after yesterday that might happen in some small way on Tuesday. Truth is i think Bristol City are a far tougher prospect than Bolton!.

No need for any other comment ,as since last night,i think its been said a thousand times,just good luck lads and 3 points please...UTA..and very proud to be a Seagull.
Its a real toughy this,but i think if we look at how many of our lads had a shot at goal yesterday,perhaps that is what Gus is looking for. Not to rely on one or two strikers,but to put all our lads in a position at some point of the match to score!.After all look at who did score for us,a defender. I would still like to see us play two forwards at home,and after yesterday that might happen in some small way on Tuesday. Truth is i think Bristol City are a far tougher prospect than Bolton!. No need for any other comment ,as since last night,i think its been said a thousand times,just good luck lads and 3 points please...UTA..and very proud to be a Seagull. tug509

3:17pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Neville says...

It is a known fact that the club have needed a striker/target man for probably at least 18 months now and I agree with' vegas' that it is probably down to the finance side.If this is still the case in Jan then I believe we should go for a loan,I know its not ideal and prob not what Gus wants but if it means making the playoffs or better then its worth the gamble. I mentioned Nigel ReoCoker recently,who was available,this guy has a proven record and seven premiership seasons behind him.Ipswich who are struggling financially managed to take him on loan until Jan,playing in a much better side like ours I am sure he would have been good for us,at least another option.
Going back to yesterday I noted Gus said that penalties are practiced during training,well I have been privvy to seeing three training sessions at the Amex this season and not once have I seen any penalties been practised,very strange.
It is a known fact that the club have needed a striker/target man for probably at least 18 months now and I agree with' vegas' that it is probably down to the finance side.If this is still the case in Jan then I believe we should go for a loan,I know its not ideal and prob not what Gus wants but if it means making the playoffs or better then its worth the gamble. I mentioned Nigel ReoCoker recently,who was available,this guy has a proven record and seven premiership seasons behind him.Ipswich who are struggling financially managed to take him on loan until Jan,playing in a much better side like ours I am sure he would have been good for us,at least another option. Going back to yesterday I noted Gus said that penalties are practiced during training,well I have been privvy to seeing three training sessions at the Amex this season and not once have I seen any penalties been practised,very strange. Neville

3:31pm Sun 25 Nov 12

pauldanno says...

What we need is a clinical finisher, and I can only echo what many posters have already said, and indeed Gus said on the radio after yesterdays's match, 'they do not come cheap'. Certainly not on loan. Which club would loan out a proven goalscorer? Unless TB and the Board want to bankroll a big signing (Maybe Charlie Austin, who will also attract Prem Clubs) we will need to unearth an unknown from the lower leagues or abroad. PS NIgel Reo Coker is not a clinical striker and he's injured again anyway,!
What we need is a clinical finisher, and I can only echo what many posters have already said, and indeed Gus said on the radio after yesterdays's match, 'they do not come cheap'. Certainly not on loan. Which club would loan out a proven goalscorer? Unless TB and the Board want to bankroll a big signing (Maybe Charlie Austin, who will also attract Prem Clubs) we will need to unearth an unknown from the lower leagues or abroad. PS NIgel Reo Coker is not a clinical striker and he's injured again anyway,! pauldanno

3:38pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Chi Gull says...

Neville wrote:
It is a known fact that the club have needed a striker/target man for probably at least 18 months now and I agree with' vegas' that it is probably down to the finance side.If this is still the case in Jan then I believe we should go for a loan,I know its not ideal and prob not what Gus wants but if it means making the playoffs or better then its worth the gamble. I mentioned Nigel ReoCoker recently,who was available,this guy has a proven record and seven premiership seasons behind him.Ipswich who are struggling financially managed to take him on loan until Jan,playing in a much better side like ours I am sure he would have been good for us,at least another option.
Going back to yesterday I noted Gus said that penalties are practiced during training,well I have been privvy to seeing three training sessions at the Amex this season and not once have I seen any penalties been practised,very strange.
Nigel Reo Coker??!! A proven record of what - scoring goals? I think not.

The club don't train at the Amex and practising penalties is totally different to taking them in a tense matvh atmosphere.

On the evidence of yesterday, we don't need any new options, we just need confidence in front of goal, and a bit of luck. The first half yesterday was one of the best team performances i have seen from an Albion side in recent years - apart from scoring!

Even Bolton's ex Palace manager said we were fantastic. More than ever I just think its a matter of time before we string a few wins together.

The blinkered Branes haters also need to look at what Ash does aside from getting into good scoring positions and missing. Gus likes him because of his defensive work and the fact that he is always making himself available for the ball. Maybe he does need a rest, but you won't see Dobbie making the all round contribution that Ash makes.
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: It is a known fact that the club have needed a striker/target man for probably at least 18 months now and I agree with' vegas' that it is probably down to the finance side.If this is still the case in Jan then I believe we should go for a loan,I know its not ideal and prob not what Gus wants but if it means making the playoffs or better then its worth the gamble. I mentioned Nigel ReoCoker recently,who was available,this guy has a proven record and seven premiership seasons behind him.Ipswich who are struggling financially managed to take him on loan until Jan,playing in a much better side like ours I am sure he would have been good for us,at least another option. Going back to yesterday I noted Gus said that penalties are practiced during training,well I have been privvy to seeing three training sessions at the Amex this season and not once have I seen any penalties been practised,very strange.[/p][/quote]Nigel Reo Coker??!! A proven record of what - scoring goals? I think not. The club don't train at the Amex and practising penalties is totally different to taking them in a tense matvh atmosphere. On the evidence of yesterday, we don't need any new options, we just need confidence in front of goal, and a bit of luck. The first half yesterday was one of the best team performances i have seen from an Albion side in recent years - apart from scoring! Even Bolton's ex Palace manager said we were fantastic. More than ever I just think its a matter of time before we string a few wins together. The blinkered Branes haters also need to look at what Ash does aside from getting into good scoring positions and missing. Gus likes him because of his defensive work and the fact that he is always making himself available for the ball. Maybe he does need a rest, but you won't see Dobbie making the all round contribution that Ash makes. Chi Gull

3:42pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Chi Gull says...

Oops Branes=Barnes ...hehe
Oops Branes=Barnes ...hehe Chi Gull

3:56pm Sun 25 Nov 12

LACHANCE says...

We will never get there with these players or manager.Sorry but we have gone has fare has we ever will with Gus.
We will never get there with these players or manager.Sorry but we have gone has fare has we ever will with Gus. LACHANCE

3:59pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Alfie T says...

Chi Gull wrote:
Neville wrote:
It is a known fact that the club have needed a striker/target man for probably at least 18 months now and I agree with' vegas' that it is probably down to the finance side.If this is still the case in Jan then I believe we should go for a loan,I know its not ideal and prob not what Gus wants but if it means making the playoffs or better then its worth the gamble. I mentioned Nigel ReoCoker recently,who was available,this guy has a proven record and seven premiership seasons behind him.Ipswich who are struggling financially managed to take him on loan until Jan,playing in a much better side like ours I am sure he would have been good for us,at least another option.
Going back to yesterday I noted Gus said that penalties are practiced during training,well I have been privvy to seeing three training sessions at the Amex this season and not once have I seen any penalties been practised,very strange.
Nigel Reo Coker??!! A proven record of what - scoring goals? I think not.

The club don't train at the Amex and practising penalties is totally different to taking them in a tense matvh atmosphere.

On the evidence of yesterday, we don't need any new options, we just need confidence in front of goal, and a bit of luck. The first half yesterday was one of the best team performances i have seen from an Albion side in recent years - apart from scoring!

Even Bolton's ex Palace manager said we were fantastic. More than ever I just think its a matter of time before we string a few wins together.

The blinkered Branes haters also need to look at what Ash does aside from getting into good scoring positions and missing. Gus likes him because of his defensive work and the fact that he is always making himself available for the ball. Maybe he does need a rest, but you won't see Dobbie making the all round contribution that Ash makes.
There is nothing blinkered about my views on Barnes, he is not up to this standard of football, simple as.
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: It is a known fact that the club have needed a striker/target man for probably at least 18 months now and I agree with' vegas' that it is probably down to the finance side.If this is still the case in Jan then I believe we should go for a loan,I know its not ideal and prob not what Gus wants but if it means making the playoffs or better then its worth the gamble. I mentioned Nigel ReoCoker recently,who was available,this guy has a proven record and seven premiership seasons behind him.Ipswich who are struggling financially managed to take him on loan until Jan,playing in a much better side like ours I am sure he would have been good for us,at least another option. Going back to yesterday I noted Gus said that penalties are practiced during training,well I have been privvy to seeing three training sessions at the Amex this season and not once have I seen any penalties been practised,very strange.[/p][/quote]Nigel Reo Coker??!! A proven record of what - scoring goals? I think not. The club don't train at the Amex and practising penalties is totally different to taking them in a tense matvh atmosphere. On the evidence of yesterday, we don't need any new options, we just need confidence in front of goal, and a bit of luck. The first half yesterday was one of the best team performances i have seen from an Albion side in recent years - apart from scoring! Even Bolton's ex Palace manager said we were fantastic. More than ever I just think its a matter of time before we string a few wins together. The blinkered Branes haters also need to look at what Ash does aside from getting into good scoring positions and missing. Gus likes him because of his defensive work and the fact that he is always making himself available for the ball. Maybe he does need a rest, but you won't see Dobbie making the all round contribution that Ash makes.[/p][/quote]There is nothing blinkered about my views on Barnes, he is not up to this standard of football, simple as. Alfie T

4:00pm Sun 25 Nov 12

OLDJOHNBOY says...

Laurie De Valle young finnish striker on loan to crewe from Fulham, played for Liverpoo youth and was interesting Chelsea once, has served the right apprentiship, knows where the goal is probably cost 1.5 million sort of player we would have to go for not an old has been.
Laurie De Valle young finnish striker on loan to crewe from Fulham, played for Liverpoo youth and was interesting Chelsea once, has served the right apprentiship, knows where the goal is probably cost 1.5 million sort of player we would have to go for not an old has been. OLDJOHNBOY

4:10pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Hovite says...

I feel less and less inspired to contribute on this site, but you've got it spot on Chi Gull and a few others on here.

Yesterday was full of irrational comments and over reaction mixed with wums using Barnes as bait.
We are one of the best teams in this division but many want instant gratification.

All we have to do is to continue what we are doing but get better at it, learn our lessons, move on to the next match and stop spitting the dummy when the game doesn’t go our way.
I feel less and less inspired to contribute on this site, but you've got it spot on Chi Gull and a few others on here. Yesterday was full of irrational comments and over reaction mixed with wums using Barnes as bait. We are one of the best teams in this division but many want instant gratification. All we have to do is to continue what we are doing but get better at it, learn our lessons, move on to the next match and stop spitting the dummy when the game doesn’t go our way. Hovite

4:13pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Neville says...

For the info of Chi Gull. The albion do use the Amex for training at least once a week. I last saw them train on Weds 14th Nov from 1000-1200 then they had lunch at the players lounge. The only persons not training were Tomas who was o Poland duty and Vicente. Pse be sure of your facts before you question.
For the info of Chi Gull. The albion do use the Amex for training at least once a week. I last saw them train on Weds 14th Nov from 1000-1200 then they had lunch at the players lounge. The only persons not training were Tomas who was o Poland duty and Vicente. Pse be sure of your facts before you question. Neville

4:59pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Far gull says...

As I have mentioned on a previous thread and for the contributors regular or not on this one,new striker loan/purchase poses a problem for me it is this. Gus had vokes on loan last season , has Hoskins and dobbie now and at no stage has he played 2 properly up front in a conventional set up. To add to this he sanctioned the sale of Craig noone so we could not change too two wingers in buckers and Craig on pitch on either wing so benefiting a two man strike force(Lualua not left footer or gd enough). Gus does not want to play that formation that is obvious, this is not a criticism as it has got us playing the best football I have seen in 30 yrs but those of you looking for a new forward to partner cms ,i fear cms will have to go first and he will be directly replaced. Just look at Gus's time with us for the answer. For the record I believe Gus needs to just learn to evolve the team relative to available personnel rather than being blindly convinced by his system. Still great times here at present
As I have mentioned on a previous thread and for the contributors regular or not on this one,new striker loan/purchase poses a problem for me it is this. Gus had vokes on loan last season , has Hoskins and dobbie now and at no stage has he played 2 properly up front in a conventional set up. To add to this he sanctioned the sale of Craig noone so we could not change too two wingers in buckers and Craig on pitch on either wing so benefiting a two man strike force(Lualua not left footer or gd enough). Gus does not want to play that formation that is obvious, this is not a criticism as it has got us playing the best football I have seen in 30 yrs but those of you looking for a new forward to partner cms ,i fear cms will have to go first and he will be directly replaced. Just look at Gus's time with us for the answer. For the record I believe Gus needs to just learn to evolve the team relative to available personnel rather than being blindly convinced by his system. Still great times here at present Far gull

5:18pm Sun 25 Nov 12

fairweathersupporter says...

Hovite wrote:
I feel less and less inspired to contribute on this site, but you've got it spot on Chi Gull and a few others on here.

Yesterday was full of irrational comments and over reaction mixed with wums using Barnes as bait.
We are one of the best teams in this division but many want instant gratification.

All we have to do is to continue what we are doing but get better at it, learn our lessons, move on to the next match and stop spitting the dummy when the game doesn’t go our way.
Ditto.
And the lessons are...
Take your chances or find someone who can. I am a broken record...
It was a great game and despite the injustice, lets look forward to Tuesday. We're also still poised for a play off spot. So chin up...
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: I feel less and less inspired to contribute on this site, but you've got it spot on Chi Gull and a few others on here. Yesterday was full of irrational comments and over reaction mixed with wums using Barnes as bait. We are one of the best teams in this division but many want instant gratification. All we have to do is to continue what we are doing but get better at it, learn our lessons, move on to the next match and stop spitting the dummy when the game doesn’t go our way.[/p][/quote]Ditto. And the lessons are... Take your chances or find someone who can. I am a broken record... It was a great game and despite the injustice, lets look forward to Tuesday. We're also still poised for a play off spot. So chin up... fairweathersupporter

5:24pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Gee Jay says...

It looks like Albion need at least the 2013/14 season in the Championship to enable us to build a more clinical finishing squad of forwards and midfielders.
Personally where we are is better than where QPR, Reading and Southampton are.
Others might disagree
It looks like Albion need at least the 2013/14 season in the Championship to enable us to build a more clinical finishing squad of forwards and midfielders. Personally where we are is better than where QPR, Reading and Southampton are. Others might disagree Gee Jay

5:24pm Sun 25 Nov 12

fairweathersupporter says...

Far gull wrote:
As I have mentioned on a previous thread and for the contributors regular or not on this one,new striker loan/purchase poses a problem for me it is this. Gus had vokes on loan last season , has Hoskins and dobbie now and at no stage has he played 2 properly up front in a conventional set up. To add to this he sanctioned the sale of Craig noone so we could not change too two wingers in buckers and Craig on pitch on either wing so benefiting a two man strike force(Lualua not left footer or gd enough). Gus does not want to play that formation that is obvious, this is not a criticism as it has got us playing the best football I have seen in 30 yrs but those of you looking for a new forward to partner cms ,i fear cms will have to go first and he will be directly replaced. Just look at Gus's time with us for the answer. For the record I believe Gus needs to just learn to evolve the team relative to available personnel rather than being blindly convinced by his system. Still great times here at present
CMS could drop back into the 'Barnes role', rather than be replaced himself. He certainly has the work rate and played wider for his previous club and is also arguably better running on to chances from deeper... As you say, some flexibility on Gus's system would provide some evolution as opposed to the revolution of two straight strikers.
[quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: As I have mentioned on a previous thread and for the contributors regular or not on this one,new striker loan/purchase poses a problem for me it is this. Gus had vokes on loan last season , has Hoskins and dobbie now and at no stage has he played 2 properly up front in a conventional set up. To add to this he sanctioned the sale of Craig noone so we could not change too two wingers in buckers and Craig on pitch on either wing so benefiting a two man strike force(Lualua not left footer or gd enough). Gus does not want to play that formation that is obvious, this is not a criticism as it has got us playing the best football I have seen in 30 yrs but those of you looking for a new forward to partner cms ,i fear cms will have to go first and he will be directly replaced. Just look at Gus's time with us for the answer. For the record I believe Gus needs to just learn to evolve the team relative to available personnel rather than being blindly convinced by his system. Still great times here at present[/p][/quote]CMS could drop back into the 'Barnes role', rather than be replaced himself. He certainly has the work rate and played wider for his previous club and is also arguably better running on to chances from deeper... As you say, some flexibility on Gus's system would provide some evolution as opposed to the revolution of two straight strikers. fairweathersupporter

6:01pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Gus has said it before even when talking about other positions we know who we want and work our way down the list as to both availability and at a price we can afford, I still think a top two place is possible let alone a top six playoff place.
We have to keep calm and hope we get our man if not maybe next season.
Gus has said it before even when talking about other positions we know who we want and work our way down the list as to both availability and at a price we can afford, I still think a top two place is possible let alone a top six playoff place. We have to keep calm and hope we get our man if not maybe next season. Bucket feet Duffy

6:05pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Neville wrote:
It is a known fact that the club have needed a striker/target man for probably at least 18 months now and I agree with' vegas' that it is probably down to the finance side.If this is still the case in Jan then I believe we should go for a loan,I know its not ideal and prob not what Gus wants but if it means making the playoffs or better then its worth the gamble. I mentioned Nigel ReoCoker recently,who was available,this guy has a proven record and seven premiership seasons behind him.Ipswich who are struggling financially managed to take him on loan until Jan,playing in a much better side like ours I am sure he would have been good for us,at least another option.
Going back to yesterday I noted Gus said that penalties are practiced during training,well I have been privvy to seeing three training sessions at the Amex this season and not once have I seen any penalties been practised,very strange.
and how many training sessions have they had this season, the ones that you were not privy too?
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: It is a known fact that the club have needed a striker/target man for probably at least 18 months now and I agree with' vegas' that it is probably down to the finance side.If this is still the case in Jan then I believe we should go for a loan,I know its not ideal and prob not what Gus wants but if it means making the playoffs or better then its worth the gamble. I mentioned Nigel ReoCoker recently,who was available,this guy has a proven record and seven premiership seasons behind him.Ipswich who are struggling financially managed to take him on loan until Jan,playing in a much better side like ours I am sure he would have been good for us,at least another option. Going back to yesterday I noted Gus said that penalties are practiced during training,well I have been privvy to seeing three training sessions at the Amex this season and not once have I seen any penalties been practised,very strange.[/p][/quote]and how many training sessions have they had this season, the ones that you were not privy too? Bucket feet Duffy

6:06pm Sun 25 Nov 12

phumps says...

Far gull wrote:
As I have mentioned on a previous thread and for the contributors regular or not on this one,new striker loan/purchase poses a problem for me it is this. Gus had vokes on loan last season , has Hoskins and dobbie now and at no stage has he played 2 properly up front in a conventional set up. To add to this he sanctioned the sale of Craig noone so we could not change too two wingers in buckers and Craig on pitch on either wing so benefiting a two man strike force(Lualua not left footer or gd enough). Gus does not want to play that formation that is obvious, this is not a criticism as it has got us playing the best football I have seen in 30 yrs but those of you looking for a new forward to partner cms ,i fear cms will have to go first and he will be directly replaced. Just look at Gus's time with us for the answer. For the record I believe Gus needs to just learn to evolve the team relative to available personnel rather than being blindly convinced by his system. Still great times here at present
Best post on this thread by far and shows some understanding of gus's philosophy, I have nothing against Barnes but I do believe if dobbie or Hoskins had started that game yesterday we would have had all 3 points , I know Barnes works hard tracking back and helping out the defence but to my mind let the defenders sort that out and let's concentrate on out scoring the opponents at our place and use Barnes in that role away from Amex .
[quote][p][bold]Far gull[/bold] wrote: As I have mentioned on a previous thread and for the contributors regular or not on this one,new striker loan/purchase poses a problem for me it is this. Gus had vokes on loan last season , has Hoskins and dobbie now and at no stage has he played 2 properly up front in a conventional set up. To add to this he sanctioned the sale of Craig noone so we could not change too two wingers in buckers and Craig on pitch on either wing so benefiting a two man strike force(Lualua not left footer or gd enough). Gus does not want to play that formation that is obvious, this is not a criticism as it has got us playing the best football I have seen in 30 yrs but those of you looking for a new forward to partner cms ,i fear cms will have to go first and he will be directly replaced. Just look at Gus's time with us for the answer. For the record I believe Gus needs to just learn to evolve the team relative to available personnel rather than being blindly convinced by his system. Still great times here at present[/p][/quote]Best post on this thread by far and shows some understanding of gus's philosophy, I have nothing against Barnes but I do believe if dobbie or Hoskins had started that game yesterday we would have had all 3 points , I know Barnes works hard tracking back and helping out the defence but to my mind let the defenders sort that out and let's concentrate on out scoring the opponents at our place and use Barnes in that role away from Amex . phumps

6:06pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Far gull says...

Fair comment Fws. Do feel we need(at hm) to continue positively as we are creating chances would be worse if we weren't . Everyone just upset yesterday at the complete injustice of Bolton scoring when they did, in reality so much to be positive about. Good job we didn't score in the last 10 mins as half hm crowd had inexplicably already gone home! Instead of applauding what would have been a great performance even if we had only won 1-0. Concerned if we did make prem and were in a saints/ reading situ we would quickly be only be playing in front of 15,000.
Fair comment Fws. Do feel we need(at hm) to continue positively as we are creating chances would be worse if we weren't . Everyone just upset yesterday at the complete injustice of Bolton scoring when they did, in reality so much to be positive about. Good job we didn't score in the last 10 mins as half hm crowd had inexplicably already gone home! Instead of applauding what would have been a great performance even if we had only won 1-0. Concerned if we did make prem and were in a saints/ reading situ we would quickly be only be playing in front of 15,000. Far gull

6:07pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Bucket feet Duffy says...

LACHANCE wrote:
We will never get there with these players or manager.Sorry but we have gone has fare has we ever will with Gus.
He he nice try Croydon boy
[quote][p][bold]LACHANCE[/bold] wrote: We will never get there with these players or manager.Sorry but we have gone has fare has we ever will with Gus.[/p][/quote]He he nice try Croydon boy Bucket feet Duffy

6:37pm Sun 25 Nov 12

weststandupperlacostearmy says...

Gus could take Bruno to Chelsea if Ray Wilkins has anything to do with it. He was tipping Gus for Chelsea job(10/1) at the end of a not so super sunday on Sky Sports. Very complimentary about the job Poyet is doing here.
This being said if someone like Ray Wilkins is saying these things then we the BHA public should maybe stop mistrusting our manager or he might not be ours for long!!! IN GUS WE SHOULD TRUST!
Gus could take Bruno to Chelsea if Ray Wilkins has anything to do with it. He was tipping Gus for Chelsea job(10/1) at the end of a not so super sunday on Sky Sports. Very complimentary about the job Poyet is doing here. This being said if someone like Ray Wilkins is saying these things then we the BHA public should maybe stop mistrusting our manager or he might not be ours for long!!! IN GUS WE SHOULD TRUST! weststandupperlacostearmy

6:40pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Far gull says...

Just seen ray Wilkins on sky sports tip gus for Chelsea job at the end of this season above all other candidates ! Would put a different slant on headline at top of page !
Just seen ray Wilkins on sky sports tip gus for Chelsea job at the end of this season above all other candidates ! Would put a different slant on headline at top of page ! Far gull

7:07pm Sun 25 Nov 12

LACHANCE says...

Bucket feet Duffy wrote:
LACHANCE wrote:
We will never get there with these players or manager.Sorry but we have gone has fare has we ever will with Gus.
He he nice try Croydon boy
Sorry Bucket Feet but l have been watching the Albion since 1956 and been a season ticket holder for 24 years.This team is at least 7 players short to get us to the premier and to stay there.
[quote][p][bold]Bucket feet Duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LACHANCE[/bold] wrote: We will never get there with these players or manager.Sorry but we have gone has fare has we ever will with Gus.[/p][/quote]He he nice try Croydon boy[/p][/quote]Sorry Bucket Feet but l have been watching the Albion since 1956 and been a season ticket holder for 24 years.This team is at least 7 players short to get us to the premier and to stay there. LACHANCE

7:14pm Sun 25 Nov 12

SicklySeagull says...

Its true we have been waiting too long for the expected additional striker but lets keep our feet on the ground it would not lead to us to gain promotion but it should give us more goals at home and a comfortable top half place in this league.
Last season some supporters were disappointed we did not obtain enough points to gain entry to the Premiership but i hardly think they would change positions with Southampton,now..
If we had signed another striker would Gus give him much play time,he does seem to bring on midfielders,yesterda
y for instance Barnes was having a shocker when he was eventually substituted it was by a midfielder which indicates rather than go all out for a win Gus was making sure we did not lose.
Its true we have been waiting too long for the expected additional striker but lets keep our feet on the ground it would not lead to us to gain promotion but it should give us more goals at home and a comfortable top half place in this league. Last season some supporters were disappointed we did not obtain enough points to gain entry to the Premiership but i hardly think they would change positions with Southampton,now.. If we had signed another striker would Gus give him much play time,he does seem to bring on midfielders,yesterda y for instance Barnes was having a shocker when he was eventually substituted it was by a midfielder which indicates rather than go all out for a win Gus was making sure we did not lose. SicklySeagull

7:16pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Alfie T says...

LACHANCE wrote:
Bucket feet Duffy wrote:
LACHANCE wrote:
We will never get there with these players or manager.Sorry but we have gone has fare has we ever will with Gus.
He he nice try Croydon boy
Sorry Bucket Feet but l have been watching the Albion since 1956 and been a season ticket holder for 24 years.This team is at least 7 players short to get us to the premier and to stay there.
You must be very old, and obviously senility is creeping in.
[quote][p][bold]LACHANCE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bucket feet Duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LACHANCE[/bold] wrote: We will never get there with these players or manager.Sorry but we have gone has fare has we ever will with Gus.[/p][/quote]He he nice try Croydon boy[/p][/quote]Sorry Bucket Feet but l have been watching the Albion since 1956 and been a season ticket holder for 24 years.This team is at least 7 players short to get us to the premier and to stay there.[/p][/quote]You must be very old, and obviously senility is creeping in. Alfie T

8:23pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Chi Gull says...

A lot of the contributers here are fixed on the two strikers approach - and two wingers as well in some cases. This simply isn't the way Gus plays, or most other leading teams for that matter. What is wrong with one striker and a very flexible midfield when it produces the sort of chances and domination that saturdays game gave us? Buckley, Barnes and Orlandi are all attack minded and Hammond got forward a lot too. Add to that out attacking full backs .... I really dont know how two strikers and two wingers is going to help - other than losing us the midfield. I hope Dobbie gets a start on Tues in place of Barnes and then we can see if it makes a difference, especially as Barnes has lost all his confidence in front of goal at the moment.

For the Barnes baiters, please remember that he outscored our multi million pound striker last season, and was the solution to our penalty taking problems until recently.
A lot of the contributers here are fixed on the two strikers approach - and two wingers as well in some cases. This simply isn't the way Gus plays, or most other leading teams for that matter. What is wrong with one striker and a very flexible midfield when it produces the sort of chances and domination that saturdays game gave us? Buckley, Barnes and Orlandi are all attack minded and Hammond got forward a lot too. Add to that out attacking full backs .... I really dont know how two strikers and two wingers is going to help - other than losing us the midfield. I hope Dobbie gets a start on Tues in place of Barnes and then we can see if it makes a difference, especially as Barnes has lost all his confidence in front of goal at the moment. For the Barnes baiters, please remember that he outscored our multi million pound striker last season, and was the solution to our penalty taking problems until recently. Chi Gull

8:36pm Sun 25 Nov 12

IRISHGULL says...

The Real Ryfish wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
I can't believe this article, Gus and the board had the chance to bring in the needed striker, the player needed to finish off some fo the chances we are creating but they didn't do it. Gus we don't have the players to get Bruno into the premier division and that is down to you and the board. Bruno will have his chance of prem football come january, when he gets bought by a prem club for a price that we can't say no to.
But who? Everyone keeps saying we need a striker, but no-one has, as far as I am aware, named someone who is suitable, available AND willing. It's not just as simple as telling TB top open his chequebook - we can't mortgage the future on an ill-advised big-money signing who may not be the answer. This isn't Football Manager.
Iput up billy sharp up on here at the start of the season and i stick by my choice. A quality proven goalscorer in this division, and surely we can compete with forest. If fit please go with hoskins from the start gus on tuesday
[quote][p][bold]The Real Ryfish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I can't believe this article, Gus and the board had the chance to bring in the needed striker, the player needed to finish off some fo the chances we are creating but they didn't do it. Gus we don't have the players to get Bruno into the premier division and that is down to you and the board. Bruno will have his chance of prem football come january, when he gets bought by a prem club for a price that we can't say no to.[/p][/quote]But who? Everyone keeps saying we need a striker, but no-one has, as far as I am aware, named someone who is suitable, available AND willing. It's not just as simple as telling TB top open his chequebook - we can't mortgage the future on an ill-advised big-money signing who may not be the answer. This isn't Football Manager.[/p][/quote]Iput up billy sharp up on here at the start of the season and i stick by my choice. A quality proven goalscorer in this division, and surely we can compete with forest. If fit please go with hoskins from the start gus on tuesday IRISHGULL

8:54pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Neillo says...

The usual, laughable stuff from Ray Wilkins.

The only quality GP has to qualify as a Chelsea manager is his constant whinging.
The usual, laughable stuff from Ray Wilkins. The only quality GP has to qualify as a Chelsea manager is his constant whinging. Neillo

9:12pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Alfie T says...

Chi Gull wrote:
A lot of the contributers here are fixed on the two strikers approach - and two wingers as well in some cases. This simply isn't the way Gus plays, or most other leading teams for that matter. What is wrong with one striker and a very flexible midfield when it produces the sort of chances and domination that saturdays game gave us? Buckley, Barnes and Orlandi are all attack minded and Hammond got forward a lot too. Add to that out attacking full backs .... I really dont know how two strikers and two wingers is going to help - other than losing us the midfield. I hope Dobbie gets a start on Tues in place of Barnes and then we can see if it makes a difference, especially as Barnes has lost all his confidence in front of goal at the moment.

For the Barnes baiters, please remember that he outscored our multi million pound striker last season, and was the solution to our penalty taking problems until recently.
That was last season, this season he's been found out, he try's but that's not enough, he lacks the quality at this standard.
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: A lot of the contributers here are fixed on the two strikers approach - and two wingers as well in some cases. This simply isn't the way Gus plays, or most other leading teams for that matter. What is wrong with one striker and a very flexible midfield when it produces the sort of chances and domination that saturdays game gave us? Buckley, Barnes and Orlandi are all attack minded and Hammond got forward a lot too. Add to that out attacking full backs .... I really dont know how two strikers and two wingers is going to help - other than losing us the midfield. I hope Dobbie gets a start on Tues in place of Barnes and then we can see if it makes a difference, especially as Barnes has lost all his confidence in front of goal at the moment. For the Barnes baiters, please remember that he outscored our multi million pound striker last season, and was the solution to our penalty taking problems until recently.[/p][/quote]That was last season, this season he's been found out, he try's but that's not enough, he lacks the quality at this standard. Alfie T

9:27pm Sun 25 Nov 12

weststandupperlacostearmy says...

Neillo wrote:
The usual, laughable stuff from Ray Wilkins.

The only quality GP has to qualify as a Chelsea manager is his constant whinging.
...and your not whinging I take it???
[quote][p][bold]Neillo[/bold] wrote: The usual, laughable stuff from Ray Wilkins. The only quality GP has to qualify as a Chelsea manager is his constant whinging.[/p][/quote]...and your not whinging I take it??? weststandupperlacostearmy

10:00pm Sun 25 Nov 12

krobinson says...

Subject to a replay of the action, was it not Bruno that got turned in the last move of the game which gave Bolton their chance? Maybe Gus should take another look...

All in all a great performance, especially from painter. However Barnes missed sitters as usual (excluding the penalty) and hammond it still way off the pace with his passing and late tackles.
Subject to a replay of the action, was it not Bruno that got turned in the last move of the game which gave Bolton their chance? Maybe Gus should take another look... All in all a great performance, especially from painter. However Barnes missed sitters as usual (excluding the penalty) and hammond it still way off the pace with his passing and late tackles. krobinson

10:09pm Sun 25 Nov 12

mr punch says...

GP has us playing a beautiful style of football. we are sittin pretty even though itgets frustrating.........
........ stay calm.. and have a pie :)
GP has us playing a beautiful style of football. we are sittin pretty even though itgets frustrating......... ........ stay calm.. and have a pie :) mr punch

11:08pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Neillo says...

weststandupperlacost
earmy
wrote:
Neillo wrote:
The usual, laughable stuff from Ray Wilkins.

The only quality GP has to qualify as a Chelsea manager is his constant whinging.
...and your not whinging I take it???
Nope, I'm making an observation...
[quote][p][bold]weststandupperlacost earmy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neillo[/bold] wrote: The usual, laughable stuff from Ray Wilkins. The only quality GP has to qualify as a Chelsea manager is his constant whinging.[/p][/quote]...and your not whinging I take it???[/p][/quote]Nope, I'm making an observation... Neillo

11:27pm Sun 25 Nov 12

tooncgull says...

krobinson wrote:
Subject to a replay of the action, was it not Bruno that got turned in the last move of the game which gave Bolton their chance? Maybe Gus should take another look...

All in all a great performance, especially from painter. However Barnes missed sitters as usual (excluding the penalty) and hammond it still way off the pace with his passing and late tackles.
Yes - My feelings at the time. In fact, I can still see a clear picture in my head of the moments leading up to that goal, and as Kuscak booted the ball upfield, it was Bruno who thrust his hands in the air in celebration at the game being won - Im quite convinced about this. Just seconds later, Bolton were attacking down Bruno's side, getting past with ease, and one cutback later we were all square.

Its no good feeling sorry for Bruno in the dressing room afterwards Gus. Where the hell was he just before the final whistle? Had he started exchanging shirts!?
[quote][p][bold]krobinson[/bold] wrote: Subject to a replay of the action, was it not Bruno that got turned in the last move of the game which gave Bolton their chance? Maybe Gus should take another look... All in all a great performance, especially from painter. However Barnes missed sitters as usual (excluding the penalty) and hammond it still way off the pace with his passing and late tackles.[/p][/quote]Yes - My feelings at the time. In fact, I can still see a clear picture in my head of the moments leading up to that goal, and as Kuscak booted the ball upfield, it was Bruno who thrust his hands in the air in celebration at the game being won - Im quite convinced about this. Just seconds later, Bolton were attacking down Bruno's side, getting past with ease, and one cutback later we were all square. Its no good feeling sorry for Bruno in the dressing room afterwards Gus. Where the hell was he just before the final whistle? Had he started exchanging shirts!? tooncgull

11:37pm Sun 25 Nov 12

BHArulz says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
born again seagull wrote:
Stay calm Vegas, if you had been at the match yesterday and seen the fantastic football that we played you would not be having a dig at GP. We are just that small margin from making it and this will come when we start to get the breaks and the ball goes in instead of flying back of the bar or post.
I am not having a dig at the board or Gus I am simply stating what is obvious to all.
If you were to poll all 26,500 fans at the ground yesterday and asked them, do we need a quaility striker to work with CMS, they overwhelming answer would be yes.

Gus has said it himself so many times, for over a year now he has wanted a, 'target man.'
I know that the options are thin, there are not a lot of strikers available but they were there. I accept that it is hard to persuade players to move way down south, but some do. I will not accept that Brighton could not find a suitable player to meet our needs, I think the problem was that we would not meet the player's demands, and that is a money issue mostly.

I fully accept that we must be prudent when doing deals but promotion costs money and maybe our squad needs to be trimmed from current levels. Four out and one in.
In that case I take it you'll be dipping your hands in your pocket to fund this player. TB is such a arse, I mean all he's done is fund or new stadium, our new training centre and all the players we've signed. He really needs to buck his ideas up cause vegasseagull is not a happy bunny. We do have some knobs supporting this club.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]born again seagull[/bold] wrote: Stay calm Vegas, if you had been at the match yesterday and seen the fantastic football that we played you would not be having a dig at GP. We are just that small margin from making it and this will come when we start to get the breaks and the ball goes in instead of flying back of the bar or post.[/p][/quote]I am not having a dig at the board or Gus I am simply stating what is obvious to all. If you were to poll all 26,500 fans at the ground yesterday and asked them, do we need a quaility striker to work with CMS, they overwhelming answer would be yes. Gus has said it himself so many times, for over a year now he has wanted a, 'target man.' I know that the options are thin, there are not a lot of strikers available but they were there. I accept that it is hard to persuade players to move way down south, but some do. I will not accept that Brighton could not find a suitable player to meet our needs, I think the problem was that we would not meet the player's demands, and that is a money issue mostly. I fully accept that we must be prudent when doing deals but promotion costs money and maybe our squad needs to be trimmed from current levels. Four out and one in.[/p][/quote]In that case I take it you'll be dipping your hands in your pocket to fund this player. TB is such a arse, I mean all he's done is fund or new stadium, our new training centre and all the players we've signed. He really needs to buck his ideas up cause vegasseagull is not a happy bunny. We do have some knobs supporting this club. BHArulz

4:10am Mon 26 Nov 12

Freeloaders says...

Read Poyets words above you silly people that live in your own silly little worlds."We need to start being fair with the players."Mr,Poyet knows players like Brono,Bridge,and Kuszczak only signed for the club to go up this season.They want the money it brings in the short time they have left.As much as some of you people may wish to think it they are not in it for the love of the Albion,its just about money.If we don't go up this season the three above players will go,along with Bridcutt & maybe CMS.Players like Barnes,Croft,Hammond
,Barker,the liverpool managers son are just a waste of the clubs wage bill.On top of that you have freeloaders like Vicente,Sparrow,and Harley.Look at the Fact,apart from poor old Barnet not one other wanted to take them on loan.Gus knows some of the players are holding players like Brono back.Thats what he means.What ever happens im sure Gus will go at the end of the season,along with most of the best players.Then you can all have your wish & pay good money to watch league one rubbish like Barnes every week.Maybe freeloader Sparrow will sign a new deal also.
Read Poyets words above you silly people that live in your own silly little worlds."We need to start being fair with the players."Mr,Poyet knows players like Brono,Bridge,and Kuszczak only signed for the club to go up this season.They want the money it brings in the short time they have left.As much as some of you people may wish to think it they are not in it for the love of the Albion,its just about money.If we don't go up this season the three above players will go,along with Bridcutt & maybe CMS.Players like Barnes,Croft,Hammond ,Barker,the liverpool managers son are just a waste of the clubs wage bill.On top of that you have freeloaders like Vicente,Sparrow,and Harley.Look at the Fact,apart from poor old Barnet not one other wanted to take them on loan.Gus knows some of the players are holding players like Brono back.Thats what he means.What ever happens im sure Gus will go at the end of the season,along with most of the best players.Then you can all have your wish & pay good money to watch league one rubbish like Barnes every week.Maybe freeloader Sparrow will sign a new deal also. Freeloaders

4:22am Mon 26 Nov 12

Freeloaders says...

LACHANCE wrote:
Bucket feet Duffy wrote:
LACHANCE wrote:
We will never get there with these players or manager.Sorry but we have gone has fare has we ever will with Gus.
He he nice try Croydon boy
Sorry Bucket Feet but l have been watching the Albion since 1956 and been a season ticket holder for 24 years.This team is at least 7 players short to get us to the premier and to stay there.
Top post.We are 7 players short of a prem-league team & stay there.We are just paying to many players to hang around freeloading im sorry to say.For a start let Bren Rodgers have his son up there in Liverpool with him.Even clubs like that don't do jobs for the boys.Like we have for Oatway.
[quote][p][bold]LACHANCE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bucket feet Duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LACHANCE[/bold] wrote: We will never get there with these players or manager.Sorry but we have gone has fare has we ever will with Gus.[/p][/quote]He he nice try Croydon boy[/p][/quote]Sorry Bucket Feet but l have been watching the Albion since 1956 and been a season ticket holder for 24 years.This team is at least 7 players short to get us to the premier and to stay there.[/p][/quote]Top post.We are 7 players short of a prem-league team & stay there.We are just paying to many players to hang around freeloading im sorry to say.For a start let Bren Rodgers have his son up there in Liverpool with him.Even clubs like that don't do jobs for the boys.Like we have for Oatway. Freeloaders

11:13am Mon 26 Nov 12

LACHANCE says...

Alfie T wrote:
LACHANCE wrote:
Bucket feet Duffy wrote:
LACHANCE wrote:
We will never get there with these players or manager.Sorry but we have gone has fare has we ever will with Gus.
He he nice try Croydon boy
Sorry Bucket Feet but l have been watching the Albion since 1956 and been a season ticket holder for 24 years.This team is at least 7 players short to get us to the premier and to stay there.
You must be very old, and obviously senility is creeping in.
Yes Alfie T l am getting on and a lot wiser than you and if you think our team is good enough for the prem-league you know nothing about football.If l where you l would get your mum to take you to Spec savers.
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LACHANCE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bucket feet Duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LACHANCE[/bold] wrote: We will never get there with these players or manager.Sorry but we have gone has fare has we ever will with Gus.[/p][/quote]He he nice try Croydon boy[/p][/quote]Sorry Bucket Feet but l have been watching the Albion since 1956 and been a season ticket holder for 24 years.This team is at least 7 players short to get us to the premier and to stay there.[/p][/quote]You must be very old, and obviously senility is creeping in.[/p][/quote]Yes Alfie T l am getting on and a lot wiser than you and if you think our team is good enough for the prem-league you know nothing about football.If l where you l would get your mum to take you to Spec savers. LACHANCE

11:13am Mon 26 Nov 12

LACHANCE says...

Alfie T wrote:
LACHANCE wrote:
Bucket feet Duffy wrote:
LACHANCE wrote:
We will never get there with these players or manager.Sorry but we have gone has fare has we ever will with Gus.
He he nice try Croydon boy
Sorry Bucket Feet but l have been watching the Albion since 1956 and been a season ticket holder for 24 years.This team is at least 7 players short to get us to the premier and to stay there.
You must be very old, and obviously senility is creeping in.
Yes Alfie T l am getting on and a lot wiser than you and if you think our team is good enough for the prem-league you know nothing about football.If l where you l would get your mum to take you to Spec savers.
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LACHANCE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bucket feet Duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LACHANCE[/bold] wrote: We will never get there with these players or manager.Sorry but we have gone has fare has we ever will with Gus.[/p][/quote]He he nice try Croydon boy[/p][/quote]Sorry Bucket Feet but l have been watching the Albion since 1956 and been a season ticket holder for 24 years.This team is at least 7 players short to get us to the premier and to stay there.[/p][/quote]You must be very old, and obviously senility is creeping in.[/p][/quote]Yes Alfie T l am getting on and a lot wiser than you and if you think our team is good enough for the prem-league you know nothing about football.If l where you l would get your mum to take you to Spec savers. LACHANCE

11:24am Mon 26 Nov 12

Cabin fever says...

IRISHGULL wrote:
The Real Ryfish wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
I can't believe this article, Gus and the board had the chance to bring in the needed striker, the player needed to finish off some fo the chances we are creating but they didn't do it. Gus we don't have the players to get Bruno into the premier division and that is down to you and the board. Bruno will have his chance of prem football come january, when he gets bought by a prem club for a price that we can't say no to.
But who? Everyone keeps saying we need a striker, but no-one has, as far as I am aware, named someone who is suitable, available AND willing. It's not just as simple as telling TB top open his chequebook - we can't mortgage the future on an ill-advised big-money signing who may not be the answer. This isn't Football Manager.
Iput up billy sharp up on here at the start of the season and i stick by my choice. A quality proven goalscorer in this division, and surely we can compete with forest. If fit please go with hoskins from the start gus on tuesday
Is that the same Billy Sharp that is currently playing "in this division", and has a whopping four goals in 15 games to his name?

No thanks.
[quote][p][bold]IRISHGULL[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Real Ryfish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I can't believe this article, Gus and the board had the chance to bring in the needed striker, the player needed to finish off some fo the chances we are creating but they didn't do it. Gus we don't have the players to get Bruno into the premier division and that is down to you and the board. Bruno will have his chance of prem football come january, when he gets bought by a prem club for a price that we can't say no to.[/p][/quote]But who? Everyone keeps saying we need a striker, but no-one has, as far as I am aware, named someone who is suitable, available AND willing. It's not just as simple as telling TB top open his chequebook - we can't mortgage the future on an ill-advised big-money signing who may not be the answer. This isn't Football Manager.[/p][/quote]Iput up billy sharp up on here at the start of the season and i stick by my choice. A quality proven goalscorer in this division, and surely we can compete with forest. If fit please go with hoskins from the start gus on tuesday[/p][/quote]Is that the same Billy Sharp that is currently playing "in this division", and has a whopping four goals in 15 games to his name? No thanks. Cabin fever

11:37pm Mon 26 Nov 12

the taffster says...

i honestly think the club dont want to go up this season.its obvious we need a hold up forward.yet the club wont buy one.bruno is good but he lacks concentration and the goal on sat. looked like it was his fault.
i honestly think the club dont want to go up this season.its obvious we need a hold up forward.yet the club wont buy one.bruno is good but he lacks concentration and the goal on sat. looked like it was his fault. the taffster

11:01am Tue 27 Nov 12

Yogi says...

LACHANCE wrote:
Alfie T wrote:
LACHANCE wrote:
Bucket feet Duffy wrote:
LACHANCE wrote:
We will never get there with these players or manager.Sorry but we have gone has fare has we ever will with Gus.
He he nice try Croydon boy
Sorry Bucket Feet but l have been watching the Albion since 1956 and been a season ticket holder for 24 years.This team is at least 7 players short to get us to the premier and to stay there.
You must be very old, and obviously senility is creeping in.
Yes Alfie T l am getting on and a lot wiser than you and if you think our team is good enough for the prem-league you know nothing about football.If l where you l would get your mum to take you to Spec savers.
Agree with you, we may be older but have seen the team go up to the old 1st division, also down to the old 4th div. too but we are entitled to comment on things and like many others we (mostly all) think that a centre forward would make a lot of difference!

You don't have to play a long ball game but it is great to have a "presence" in the penalty area for crosses and corners.
[quote][p][bold]LACHANCE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LACHANCE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bucket feet Duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LACHANCE[/bold] wrote: We will never get there with these players or manager.Sorry but we have gone has fare has we ever will with Gus.[/p][/quote]He he nice try Croydon boy[/p][/quote]Sorry Bucket Feet but l have been watching the Albion since 1956 and been a season ticket holder for 24 years.This team is at least 7 players short to get us to the premier and to stay there.[/p][/quote]You must be very old, and obviously senility is creeping in.[/p][/quote]Yes Alfie T l am getting on and a lot wiser than you and if you think our team is good enough for the prem-league you know nothing about football.If l where you l would get your mum to take you to Spec savers.[/p][/quote]Agree with you, we may be older but have seen the team go up to the old 1st division, also down to the old 4th div. too but we are entitled to comment on things and like many others we (mostly all) think that a centre forward would make a lot of difference! You don't have to play a long ball game but it is great to have a "presence" in the penalty area for crosses and corners. Yogi

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