Vicente could face Toon

Vicente, closing in on his long-awaited comeback

Vicente, closing in on his long-awaited comeback

First published in Albion by , Chief sports reporter

  Vicente could make his Albion comeback in the FA Cup against Newcastle.


  The Spanish playmaker steps up training this weekend and may be on the bench for the Toon's third round visit to The Amex on Saturday week.


  Boss Gus Poyet revealed to The Argus: "On Saturday he starts training with the reserves, proper football.


  "Can we force him to be ready in two or three weeks? I don't know, that will depend on the personell and how he feels.


  "Maybe we will give him 15 or 20 minutes against Newcastle, who knows."


  A thigh problem has sidelined Vicente from Championship action for Albion since a brief substitute appearance in the first home game of the season against Cardiff back in August.


  Poyet added: "The idea is that he starts feeling like a football player again, which is the most important part. It is another of the signings of the January transfer window. We've got Vicente from Valencia!"

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10:42am Thu 27 Dec 12

mikeygit says...

Gus says ' depends how he feels' and 'starts feeling like a footballer again'. Sorry but what are the Club paying him for--certainly not to be a spectator!!! Someone needs to tell him a few home truths and remind him he should be a Team Player not play when he feels like it. He may be or have been a good player and I hope he does return to play good football for the Club---but how soon before he is injured again? Costly player in many ways.
Gus says ' depends how he feels' and 'starts feeling like a footballer again'. Sorry but what are the Club paying him for--certainly not to be a spectator!!! Someone needs to tell him a few home truths and remind him he should be a Team Player not play when he feels like it. He may be or have been a good player and I hope he does return to play good football for the Club---but how soon before he is injured again? Costly player in many ways. mikeygit
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10:45am Thu 27 Dec 12

markymark03 says...

I for one am excited about having Vicente back in the squad. He still has a massive role to play at the club and I still think he'll come good. But I doubt he'll be back in nine days.

2 Championship managers sacked in two days! I understand Blackburn but what were Forrest thinking?
I for one am excited about having Vicente back in the squad. He still has a massive role to play at the club and I still think he'll come good. But I doubt he'll be back in nine days. 2 Championship managers sacked in two days! I understand Blackburn but what were Forrest thinking? markymark03
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10:46am Thu 27 Dec 12

Clean Sheet says...

Another déjà vu feeling, but I hope I'm wrong, and we see him making a difference for the Seagulls soon.
Another déjà vu feeling, but I hope I'm wrong, and we see him making a difference for the Seagulls soon. Clean Sheet
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10:50am Thu 27 Dec 12

tug509 says...

I doubt anyone on this site,didn`t see this happening. Well if it takes a big game to get him back then fair enough,but its the all important league fixtures there after that we are going to really need him,so lets hope he starts playing the fair man,and doesn`t swing the lead. UTA
I doubt anyone on this site,didn`t see this happening. Well if it takes a big game to get him back then fair enough,but its the all important league fixtures there after that we are going to really need him,so lets hope he starts playing the fair man,and doesn`t swing the lead. UTA tug509
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10:55am Thu 27 Dec 12

Neville says...

In mid March the stadium capacity reaches its limit of 30750 and I wondered what supporters views are regarding our reaching this limit for this seaon. The last 6 matches at home will have this potential and that is why it is so key to get the transfer situation sorted in January.I think TB and GP realise that this division is so open and the opportunity is right for a team to hit a good late run and make play offs at least.
If we maintain a push and get into playoffs that might mean us hitting the
maximum.What do others think?
In mid March the stadium capacity reaches its limit of 30750 and I wondered what supporters views are regarding our reaching this limit for this seaon. The last 6 matches at home will have this potential and that is why it is so key to get the transfer situation sorted in January.I think TB and GP realise that this division is so open and the opportunity is right for a team to hit a good late run and make play offs at least. If we maintain a push and get into playoffs that might mean us hitting the maximum.What do others think? Neville
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10:58am Thu 27 Dec 12

thebigun says...

mikeygit wrote:
Gus says ' depends how he feels' and 'starts feeling like a footballer again'. Sorry but what are the Club paying him for--certainly not to be a spectator!!! Someone needs to tell him a few home truths and remind him he should be a Team Player not play when he feels like it. He may be or have been a good player and I hope he does return to play good football for the Club---but how soon before he is injured again? Costly player in many ways.
Great post saved me saying exactly the same,cant get excited about him playing anymore,seeing will be believing
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Gus says ' depends how he feels' and 'starts feeling like a footballer again'. Sorry but what are the Club paying him for--certainly not to be a spectator!!! Someone needs to tell him a few home truths and remind him he should be a Team Player not play when he feels like it. He may be or have been a good player and I hope he does return to play good football for the Club---but how soon before he is injured again? Costly player in many ways.[/p][/quote]Great post saved me saying exactly the same,cant get excited about him playing anymore,seeing will be believing thebigun
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11:00am Thu 27 Dec 12

tug509 says...

Neville wrote:
In mid March the stadium capacity reaches its limit of 30750 and I wondered what supporters views are regarding our reaching this limit for this seaon. The last 6 matches at home will have this potential and that is why it is so key to get the transfer situation sorted in January.I think TB and GP realise that this division is so open and the opportunity is right for a team to hit a good late run and make play offs at least.
If we maintain a push and get into playoffs that might mean us hitting the
maximum.What do others think?
With the quality of our supporters,we will fill the Amex every game,figures will only depend on away support imho. UTA
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: In mid March the stadium capacity reaches its limit of 30750 and I wondered what supporters views are regarding our reaching this limit for this seaon. The last 6 matches at home will have this potential and that is why it is so key to get the transfer situation sorted in January.I think TB and GP realise that this division is so open and the opportunity is right for a team to hit a good late run and make play offs at least. If we maintain a push and get into playoffs that might mean us hitting the maximum.What do others think?[/p][/quote]With the quality of our supporters,we will fill the Amex every game,figures will only depend on away support imho. UTA tug509
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11:27am Thu 27 Dec 12

markymark03 says...

tug509 wrote:
Neville wrote: In mid March the stadium capacity reaches its limit of 30750 and I wondered what supporters views are regarding our reaching this limit for this seaon. The last 6 matches at home will have this potential and that is why it is so key to get the transfer situation sorted in January.I think TB and GP realise that this division is so open and the opportunity is right for a team to hit a good late run and make play offs at least. If we maintain a push and get into playoffs that might mean us hitting the maximum.What do others think?
With the quality of our supporters,we will fill the Amex every game,figures will only depend on away support imho. UTA
Isn't there a considerable waiting list for season tickets still?

Surely that would go some way to filling the extra spaces.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: In mid March the stadium capacity reaches its limit of 30750 and I wondered what supporters views are regarding our reaching this limit for this seaon. The last 6 matches at home will have this potential and that is why it is so key to get the transfer situation sorted in January.I think TB and GP realise that this division is so open and the opportunity is right for a team to hit a good late run and make play offs at least. If we maintain a push and get into playoffs that might mean us hitting the maximum.What do others think?[/p][/quote]With the quality of our supporters,we will fill the Amex every game,figures will only depend on away support imho. UTA[/p][/quote]Isn't there a considerable waiting list for season tickets still? Surely that would go some way to filling the extra spaces. markymark03
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11:34am Thu 27 Dec 12

Jonathan Mouette says...

And one bone cruching tackle from Coloccini...?
And one bone cruching tackle from Coloccini...? Jonathan Mouette
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12:01pm Thu 27 Dec 12

hannover seagull says...

This is a wind up surely

How can he even think about playing in such a game
He has only played a game or so this season and is not considered fit enough for the reserves even
There is fitness and then again match fitness of which he has neither at the moment
I like most fans would love to see him fully recovered and just as important fully commited but who knows when and if

Anyway Sesons Greetings to all fans and posters from the German Seagulls
UTA,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,,
This is a wind up surely How can he even think about playing in such a game He has only played a game or so this season and is not considered fit enough for the reserves even There is fitness and then again match fitness of which he has neither at the moment I like most fans would love to see him fully recovered and just as important fully commited but who knows when and if Anyway Sesons Greetings to all fans and posters from the German Seagulls UTA,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,, hannover seagull
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12:22pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Eddy B says...

Neville wrote:
In mid March the stadium capacity reaches its limit of 30750 and I wondered what supporters views are regarding our reaching this limit for this seaon. The last 6 matches at home will have this potential and that is why it is so key to get the transfer situation sorted in January.I think TB and GP realise that this division is so open and the opportunity is right for a team to hit a good late run and make play offs at least.
If we maintain a push and get into playoffs that might mean us hitting the
maximum.What do others think?
It would be marvellous to reach 30,000 but at the moment I think I'm right in saying the home games are not completely selling out. This means tickets are available for most games, even before the increased capacity, which was not the case last season. One of the main reasons I became a season ticket holder was I could not get a ticket any other way - as this is no longer the case I suspect the demand for season tickets may fall. If we made the premiership all this would change of course!
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: In mid March the stadium capacity reaches its limit of 30750 and I wondered what supporters views are regarding our reaching this limit for this seaon. The last 6 matches at home will have this potential and that is why it is so key to get the transfer situation sorted in January.I think TB and GP realise that this division is so open and the opportunity is right for a team to hit a good late run and make play offs at least. If we maintain a push and get into playoffs that might mean us hitting the maximum.What do others think?[/p][/quote]It would be marvellous to reach 30,000 but at the moment I think I'm right in saying the home games are not completely selling out. This means tickets are available for most games, even before the increased capacity, which was not the case last season. One of the main reasons I became a season ticket holder was I could not get a ticket any other way - as this is no longer the case I suspect the demand for season tickets may fall. If we made the premiership all this would change of course! Eddy B
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12:34pm Thu 27 Dec 12

keswick says...

markymark03 wrote:
I for one am excited about having Vicente back in the squad. He still has a massive role to play at the club and I still think he'll come good. But I doubt he'll be back in nine days. 2 Championship managers sacked in two days! I understand Blackburn but what were Forrest thinking?
The decision by Forest beggars belief but this is the problem with a club having foreign owners, they have absolutely no understanding of the game. They believe that they have a devine right to walk away with this division and when it does not happen sack the manager. All it does is create instability. The Blackburn situation is indicative of a club in free-fall. Just like to see the same happen to Leeds.
[quote][p][bold]markymark03[/bold] wrote: I for one am excited about having Vicente back in the squad. He still has a massive role to play at the club and I still think he'll come good. But I doubt he'll be back in nine days. 2 Championship managers sacked in two days! I understand Blackburn but what were Forrest thinking?[/p][/quote]The decision by Forest beggars belief but this is the problem with a club having foreign owners, they have absolutely no understanding of the game. They believe that they have a devine right to walk away with this division and when it does not happen sack the manager. All it does is create instability. The Blackburn situation is indicative of a club in free-fall. Just like to see the same happen to Leeds. keswick
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12:39pm Thu 27 Dec 12

7dialsSeagul says...

To be fair we don't even know if he is been paid mostly on appearances. I have been a bit disappointed that the big man has not played a part this season, but on the bright side if we get any home appearances out of him this year I will be very happy just cos I love watching his magic.

I also think the team have been playing really well without him. Imagine Vicente, Orlandi, Lua Lua in current form, Bruno and Bridge and new striker all in same team. Mouth watering. If that is not the Christmas present we all hoped for I don't know what is!

Seeeeaaagullllsss!!!
To be fair we don't even know if he is been paid mostly on appearances. I have been a bit disappointed that the big man has not played a part this season, but on the bright side if we get any home appearances out of him this year I will be very happy just cos I love watching his magic. I also think the team have been playing really well without him. Imagine Vicente, Orlandi, Lua Lua in current form, Bruno and Bridge and new striker all in same team. Mouth watering. If that is not the Christmas present we all hoped for I don't know what is! Seeeeaaagullllsss!!! 7dialsSeagul
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12:52pm Thu 27 Dec 12

ballantrrae says...

tug509 wrote:
I doubt anyone on this site,didn`t see this happening. Well if it takes a big game to get him back then fair enough,but its the all important league fixtures there after that we are going to really need him,so lets hope he starts playing the fair man,and doesn`t swing the lead. UTA
An interesting point Tug509 about the big games.
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: I doubt anyone on this site,didn`t see this happening. Well if it takes a big game to get him back then fair enough,but its the all important league fixtures there after that we are going to really need him,so lets hope he starts playing the fair man,and doesn`t swing the lead. UTA[/p][/quote]An interesting point Tug509 about the big games. ballantrrae
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1:16pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

Could, might play against Toon after five minues of training = no chance. Total pointless hogwash...
Could, might play against Toon after five minues of training = no chance. Total pointless hogwash... Willie, Willie Irvine
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1:24pm Thu 27 Dec 12

graham w says...

I think this is the situation.. isnt the next planning permission going to decide what max gates will be allowed at the amex.i think there are considerable transport issues that still have to be resolved before we will be allowed max gates, ie, cant have 8 carriage trains yet untill next phase of rail works completed, slip roads at asda a27, needs lengthening, plus lots of other minor works need attention, so i dont think we will be going above 28kthe for seeable future.although i think we could sell 30+......
I think this is the situation.. isnt the next planning permission going to decide what max gates will be allowed at the amex.i think there are considerable transport issues that still have to be resolved before we will be allowed max gates, ie, cant have 8 carriage trains yet untill next phase of rail works completed, slip roads at asda a27, needs lengthening, plus lots of other minor works need attention, so i dont think we will be going above 28kthe for seeable future.although i think we could sell 30+...... graham w
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1:30pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Neville says...

Attn graham w The transport situ has been already agreed and that is why albion are offering 5 match packages etc to try and fill the capacity.
Attn graham w The transport situ has been already agreed and that is why albion are offering 5 match packages etc to try and fill the capacity. Neville
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1:31pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Baldseagull says...

hannover seagull wrote:
This is a wind up surely

How can he even think about playing in such a game
He has only played a game or so this season and is not considered fit enough for the reserves even
There is fitness and then again match fitness of which he has neither at the moment
I like most fans would love to see him fully recovered and just as important fully commited but who knows when and if

Anyway Sesons Greetings to all fans and posters from the German Seagulls
UTA,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

,,,,,
maybe 20 minutes says Gus, I think he should be able to manage that much even after a long lay off.
Fingers crossed that he can stay fit whenever he returns, and with a bit more luck, he might fancy another season here.
[quote][p][bold]hannover seagull[/bold] wrote: This is a wind up surely How can he even think about playing in such a game He has only played a game or so this season and is not considered fit enough for the reserves even There is fitness and then again match fitness of which he has neither at the moment I like most fans would love to see him fully recovered and just as important fully commited but who knows when and if Anyway Sesons Greetings to all fans and posters from the German Seagulls UTA,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,[/p][/quote]maybe 20 minutes says Gus, I think he should be able to manage that much even after a long lay off. Fingers crossed that he can stay fit whenever he returns, and with a bit more luck, he might fancy another season here. Baldseagull
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1:34pm Thu 27 Dec 12

russellsnr2 says...

Seems a bit of trying to find something to write about on behalf of the Argus.
You may get him in the crowd, easy to spot, wrapped in a BLUE & White duvet with a hot Boveril in his hands.
I no he and the club say he has been injured but the money to treat him never mind pay any wage if he gets one would have been better spent on the forward we need who wants to come to Brighton to play football for the club, I no people say he is a class player but he needs to play first for the club to prove that he is that class player and not 15 mins here 15 mins there.
I hope he can prove his worth in the new year but sorry on his sick notes so far I don't hold out much hope.
Seems a bit of trying to find something to write about on behalf of the Argus. You may get him in the crowd, easy to spot, wrapped in a BLUE & White duvet with a hot Boveril in his hands. I no he and the club say he has been injured but the money to treat him never mind pay any wage if he gets one would have been better spent on the forward we need who wants to come to Brighton to play football for the club, I no people say he is a class player but he needs to play first for the club to prove that he is that class player and not 15 mins here 15 mins there. I hope he can prove his worth in the new year but sorry on his sick notes so far I don't hold out much hope. russellsnr2
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1:35pm Thu 27 Dec 12

albionfan33 says...

hannover seagull wrote:
This is a wind up surely

How can he even think about playing in such a game
He has only played a game or so this season and is not considered fit enough for the reserves even
There is fitness and then again match fitness of which he has neither at the moment
I like most fans would love to see him fully recovered and just as important fully commited but who knows when and if

Anyway Sesons Greetings to all fans and posters from the German Seagulls
UTA,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

,,,,,
i want to be a german seagull is there a link? or are you just speaking for us?? hehe
[quote][p][bold]hannover seagull[/bold] wrote: This is a wind up surely How can he even think about playing in such a game He has only played a game or so this season and is not considered fit enough for the reserves even There is fitness and then again match fitness of which he has neither at the moment I like most fans would love to see him fully recovered and just as important fully commited but who knows when and if Anyway Sesons Greetings to all fans and posters from the German Seagulls UTA,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,[/p][/quote]i want to be a german seagull is there a link? or are you just speaking for us?? hehe albionfan33
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1:35pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Never_Wrong says...

Great to see him back playing again. Hopefully he'll stay injury free for the second half of the season. Different class.
Great to see him back playing again. Hopefully he'll stay injury free for the second half of the season. Different class. Never_Wrong
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1:37pm Thu 27 Dec 12

born again seagull says...

Misarable lot you are, surely if Vicente wanted out he could just go, just like Tevez last season. I have read previous posts on here about people seeing him in town and how unhappy he looked. This is all balls! He wants to play football, he would be hacked off, with the injury problems he's had. We need him back in the team and the timing could be perfect.
Misarable lot you are, surely if Vicente wanted out he could just go, just like Tevez last season. I have read previous posts on here about people seeing him in town and how unhappy he looked. This is all balls! He wants to play football, he would be hacked off, with the injury problems he's had. We need him back in the team and the timing could be perfect. born again seagull
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1:37pm Thu 27 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

I don't see anywhere in this article where it says he will face Newcastle. There is a suggestion that he might get 10 or 15 minutes, but that is not certain.
No way will the guy be match fit, the club, player and we the fans, know that. It could, and probably should, be another three to four weeks before he is ready to play 90 minutes for the first team.
I don't see anywhere in this article where it says he will face Newcastle. There is a suggestion that he might get 10 or 15 minutes, but that is not certain. No way will the guy be match fit, the club, player and we the fans, know that. It could, and probably should, be another three to four weeks before he is ready to play 90 minutes for the first team. VegasSeagull
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1:41pm Thu 27 Dec 12

BobGear says...

graham w wrote:
I think this is the situation.. isnt the next planning permission going to decide what max gates will be allowed at the amex.i think there are considerable transport issues that still have to be resolved before we will be allowed max gates, ie, cant have 8 carriage trains yet untill next phase of rail works completed, slip roads at asda a27, needs lengthening, plus lots of other minor works need attention, so i dont think we will be going above 28kthe for seeable future.although i think we could sell 30+......
The planning permission is in place for 30,750.

The Club won't be holding back on trying to sell out!!
[quote][p][bold]graham w [/bold] wrote: I think this is the situation.. isnt the next planning permission going to decide what max gates will be allowed at the amex.i think there are considerable transport issues that still have to be resolved before we will be allowed max gates, ie, cant have 8 carriage trains yet untill next phase of rail works completed, slip roads at asda a27, needs lengthening, plus lots of other minor works need attention, so i dont think we will be going above 28kthe for seeable future.although i think we could sell 30+......[/p][/quote]The planning permission is in place for 30,750. The Club won't be holding back on trying to sell out!! BobGear
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2:11pm Thu 27 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

If Brighton get promoted, this year or next or when ever, the stadium will become all season ticket, apart from the away fans allocation.
The hunger for top flight football at Brighton, and the surrounding towns, has always been there and will remain untill it arrives.

When we get promoted, for it surely will happen sooner or later, filling 30,000+ seats will be the norm for home games. Premiership team fans travel and I don't see any problem with filling the away fan allocation.

It's a pity that, due to the way the stadium has been built, we will not be able to increase to 40,000 or more.
If Brighton get promoted, this year or next or when ever, the stadium will become all season ticket, apart from the away fans allocation. The hunger for top flight football at Brighton, and the surrounding towns, has always been there and will remain untill it arrives. When we get promoted, for it surely will happen sooner or later, filling 30,000+ seats will be the norm for home games. Premiership team fans travel and I don't see any problem with filling the away fan allocation. It's a pity that, due to the way the stadium has been built, we will not be able to increase to 40,000 or more. VegasSeagull
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2:28pm Thu 27 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

In my, 'dream world,' and if you have read many of my posts you know that at times I do reside there, the Amex would become part of a huge complex.

A multi sceen movie facility, 'movie and a match.' A plaza with restaurants, 'a meal and a match,' shops, a bank and a Seagulls gymnasium facility, 'a workout and a match.'

People would arrive three or four hours before kickoff and stay maybe just as long after. The complex would offer so much that even on regular days people would go there, heck I would even build a casino and perhaps a snooker/pool hall. How about a state of the art Water World Park.

My dream world is a pretty cool place to be, and oddly enough, most of it exists in reality right here in Las Vegas.

It will never happen, planning issues and all the rest would stop it, but if it could, it would revolutionise what it means to go to watch a football match.


.
In my, 'dream world,' and if you have read many of my posts you know that at times I do reside there, the Amex would become part of a huge complex. A multi sceen movie facility, 'movie and a match.' A plaza with restaurants, 'a meal and a match,' shops, a bank and a Seagulls gymnasium facility, 'a workout and a match.' People would arrive three or four hours before kickoff and stay maybe just as long after. The complex would offer so much that even on regular days people would go there, heck I would even build a casino and perhaps a snooker/pool hall. How about a state of the art Water World Park. My dream world is a pretty cool place to be, and oddly enough, most of it exists in reality right here in Las Vegas. It will never happen, planning issues and all the rest would stop it, but if it could, it would revolutionise what it means to go to watch a football match. . VegasSeagull
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2:28pm Thu 27 Dec 12

markymark03 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
If Brighton get promoted, this year or next or when ever, the stadium will become all season ticket, apart from the away fans allocation. The hunger for top flight football at Brighton, and the surrounding towns, has always been there and will remain untill it arrives. When we get promoted, for it surely will happen sooner or later, filling 30,000+ seats will be the norm for home games. Premiership team fans travel and I don't see any problem with filling the away fan allocation. It's a pity that, due to the way the stadium has been built, we will not be able to increase to 40,000 or more.
Back in the day we were filling the Goldstone with 33,000 for the big games.

I think 30,500 is probably about right.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: If Brighton get promoted, this year or next or when ever, the stadium will become all season ticket, apart from the away fans allocation. The hunger for top flight football at Brighton, and the surrounding towns, has always been there and will remain untill it arrives. When we get promoted, for it surely will happen sooner or later, filling 30,000+ seats will be the norm for home games. Premiership team fans travel and I don't see any problem with filling the away fan allocation. It's a pity that, due to the way the stadium has been built, we will not be able to increase to 40,000 or more.[/p][/quote]Back in the day we were filling the Goldstone with 33,000 for the big games. I think 30,500 is probably about right. markymark03
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2:30pm Thu 27 Dec 12

graham w says...

Hi bob gear, are you saying planning approval has been given and passed for 30750, well i didnt know that was now the situation, i apologise, i will go into bbc planning office on the jan2 2013, to check thats the situation. thanks.
Hi bob gear, are you saying planning approval has been given and passed for 30750, well i didnt know that was now the situation, i apologise, i will go into bbc planning office on the jan2 2013, to check thats the situation. thanks. graham w
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2:31pm Thu 27 Dec 12

markymark03 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
In my, 'dream world,' and if you have read many of my posts you know that at times I do reside there, the Amex would become part of a huge complex. A multi sceen movie facility, 'movie and a match.' A plaza with restaurants, 'a meal and a match,' shops, a bank and a Seagulls gymnasium facility, 'a workout and a match.' People would arrive three or four hours before kickoff and stay maybe just as long after. The complex would offer so much that even on regular days people would go there, heck I would even build a casino and perhaps a snooker/pool hall. How about a state of the art Water World Park. My dream world is a pretty cool place to be, and oddly enough, most of it exists in reality right here in Las Vegas. It will never happen, planning issues and all the rest would stop it, but if it could, it would revolutionise what it means to go to watch a football match. .
I think Lewes council might put a blocker on that :)

Anyways I prefer the picturesque scenary of the south downs
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: In my, 'dream world,' and if you have read many of my posts you know that at times I do reside there, the Amex would become part of a huge complex. A multi sceen movie facility, 'movie and a match.' A plaza with restaurants, 'a meal and a match,' shops, a bank and a Seagulls gymnasium facility, 'a workout and a match.' People would arrive three or four hours before kickoff and stay maybe just as long after. The complex would offer so much that even on regular days people would go there, heck I would even build a casino and perhaps a snooker/pool hall. How about a state of the art Water World Park. My dream world is a pretty cool place to be, and oddly enough, most of it exists in reality right here in Las Vegas. It will never happen, planning issues and all the rest would stop it, but if it could, it would revolutionise what it means to go to watch a football match. .[/p][/quote]I think Lewes council might put a blocker on that :) Anyways I prefer the picturesque scenary of the south downs markymark03
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2:31pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Godstone Gull says...

Neville wrote:
In mid March the stadium capacity reaches its limit of 30750 and I wondered what supporters views are regarding our reaching this limit for this seaon. The last 6 matches at home will have this potential and that is why it is so key to get the transfer situation sorted in January.I think TB and GP realise that this division is so open and the opportunity is right for a team to hit a good late run and make play offs at least. If we maintain a push and get into playoffs that might mean us hitting the maximum.What do others think?
Thought the Amex could go to 35,000 with a north stand upper tier.
[quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: In mid March the stadium capacity reaches its limit of 30750 and I wondered what supporters views are regarding our reaching this limit for this seaon. The last 6 matches at home will have this potential and that is why it is so key to get the transfer situation sorted in January.I think TB and GP realise that this division is so open and the opportunity is right for a team to hit a good late run and make play offs at least. If we maintain a push and get into playoffs that might mean us hitting the maximum.What do others think?[/p][/quote]Thought the Amex could go to 35,000 with a north stand upper tier. Godstone Gull
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2:36pm Thu 27 Dec 12

markymark03 says...

Godstone Gull wrote:
Neville wrote: In mid March the stadium capacity reaches its limit of 30750 and I wondered what supporters views are regarding our reaching this limit for this seaon. The last 6 matches at home will have this potential and that is why it is so key to get the transfer situation sorted in January.I think TB and GP realise that this division is so open and the opportunity is right for a team to hit a good late run and make play offs at least. If we maintain a push and get into playoffs that might mean us hitting the maximum.What do others think?
Thought the Amex could go to 35,000 with a north stand upper tier.
Hi GG,

I thought this too but I was shot down about this a few months ago.

I was also to understand that the roof is built in such a way that it can be starightened out and the capacity can be increased drastically if needed. Just like the stadium of light.

I'll probably get shot down on this again though!
[quote][p][bold]Godstone Gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neville[/bold] wrote: In mid March the stadium capacity reaches its limit of 30750 and I wondered what supporters views are regarding our reaching this limit for this seaon. The last 6 matches at home will have this potential and that is why it is so key to get the transfer situation sorted in January.I think TB and GP realise that this division is so open and the opportunity is right for a team to hit a good late run and make play offs at least. If we maintain a push and get into playoffs that might mean us hitting the maximum.What do others think?[/p][/quote]Thought the Amex could go to 35,000 with a north stand upper tier.[/p][/quote]Hi GG, I thought this too but I was shot down about this a few months ago. I was also to understand that the roof is built in such a way that it can be starightened out and the capacity can be increased drastically if needed. Just like the stadium of light. I'll probably get shot down on this again though! markymark03
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2:40pm Thu 27 Dec 12

sussexram40 says...

Whatever we think of Vicente, I think he is so needed that we have to accept him on HIS terms and be grateful for any games when he decides to play. A hard pill to swallow when he's on wages but it's all about player power now and if you don't play the game then you don't win. Look how Man C and Chelsea have bought success. You have to abandon your principles and your feelings about what's right and wrong and get on with it if you want to compete. Sad but true.
Whatever we think of Vicente, I think he is so needed that we have to accept him on HIS terms and be grateful for any games when he decides to play. A hard pill to swallow when he's on wages but it's all about player power now and if you don't play the game then you don't win. Look how Man C and Chelsea have bought success. You have to abandon your principles and your feelings about what's right and wrong and get on with it if you want to compete. Sad but true. sussexram40
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3:43pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Neville says...

attn Godstone Gull.
The final capacity is 30750 and that will be it,even when we reach the Premiership.
attn Godstone Gull. The final capacity is 30750 and that will be it,even when we reach the Premiership. Neville
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4:10pm Thu 27 Dec 12

tinker111 says...

Aprill 1ST Joke Vinc----- playing no just trying to sell tickets or are they sold out ????
Aprill 1ST Joke Vinc----- playing no just trying to sell tickets or are they sold out ???? tinker111
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4:15pm Thu 27 Dec 12

tinker111 says...

Jonathan Mouette wrote:
And one bone cruching tackle from Coloccini...?
Lovely Jubley will there to see that tackle ,all it will need is a puff of wind from the south and gone ???
[quote][p][bold]Jonathan Mouette[/bold] wrote: And one bone cruching tackle from Coloccini...?[/p][/quote]Lovely Jubley will there to see that tackle ,all it will need is a puff of wind from the south and gone ??? tinker111
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4:26pm Thu 27 Dec 12

ballantrrae says...

With Vicente I don't really factor him in as part of the squad anymore. If he returns to full match fitness great but I don't wait in anticipation of that happening soon.
On the other hand on the "Hammond is Buzzing" tread there is some hard news about some of the squads other recent casulties.
Poyet reports that Bruno and Calde are fit for Saturday and Dicker is back in training. Painter is about to start training again but there was no mention of Orlandi who I hope will be fit soon.
With Vicente I don't really factor him in as part of the squad anymore. If he returns to full match fitness great but I don't wait in anticipation of that happening soon. On the other hand on the "Hammond is Buzzing" tread there is some hard news about some of the squads other recent casulties. Poyet reports that Bruno and Calde are fit for Saturday and Dicker is back in training. Painter is about to start training again but there was no mention of Orlandi who I hope will be fit soon. ballantrrae
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4:29pm Thu 27 Dec 12

ThePlum says...

Fed up with stories about this player, time for him to leave, didn't want to come back and no use to the team when he's clearly got no interest in playing.

Well done to Gus for trying to get a world class player doing the business for us but it hasn't worked.

Gary Hart, John Crumplin, Fozzy, Jimmy Case, Danny Culip, Richard Carpeter, Michael Kuipers, would take any of these over Vicente
Fed up with stories about this player, time for him to leave, didn't want to come back and no use to the team when he's clearly got no interest in playing. Well done to Gus for trying to get a world class player doing the business for us but it hasn't worked. Gary Hart, John Crumplin, Fozzy, Jimmy Case, Danny Culip, Richard Carpeter, Michael Kuipers, would take any of these over Vicente ThePlum
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4:51pm Thu 27 Dec 12

tonytowner1 says...

Re Vicente - more ridiculousness

Re seats and the stadium - we're lower West, north end - 50 -100 empty seats around us every match

Who are the fans that leave at 82 minutes (when invariably it's nail biting) and there's still 12 - 13 minutes left to play?

Far too many still pitch up and hardly cheer or applaud the team on at all - we should all get behind them right from the off (build up in fact) for EVERY match - not just when people fancy it!!
Re Vicente - more ridiculousness Re seats and the stadium - we're lower West, north end - 50 -100 empty seats around us every match Who are the fans that leave at 82 minutes (when invariably it's nail biting) and there's still 12 - 13 minutes left to play? Far too many still pitch up and hardly cheer or applaud the team on at all - we should all get behind them right from the off (build up in fact) for EVERY match - not just when people fancy it!! tonytowner1
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5:02pm Thu 27 Dec 12

sussexram40 says...

tonytowner1 wrote:
Re Vicente - more ridiculousness

Re seats and the stadium - we're lower West, north end - 50 -100 empty seats around us every match

Who are the fans that leave at 82 minutes (when invariably it's nail biting) and there's still 12 - 13 minutes left to play?

Far too many still pitch up and hardly cheer or applaud the team on at all - we should all get behind them right from the off (build up in fact) for EVERY match - not just when people fancy it!!
The fans who leave after 82 minutes are the ones who want to beat the crush; get a seat on the first train that comes in and not sit in a massive traffic jam for an hour.
Unless the match is gripping, that's understandable.
[quote][p][bold]tonytowner1[/bold] wrote: Re Vicente - more ridiculousness Re seats and the stadium - we're lower West, north end - 50 -100 empty seats around us every match Who are the fans that leave at 82 minutes (when invariably it's nail biting) and there's still 12 - 13 minutes left to play? Far too many still pitch up and hardly cheer or applaud the team on at all - we should all get behind them right from the off (build up in fact) for EVERY match - not just when people fancy it!![/p][/quote]The fans who leave after 82 minutes are the ones who want to beat the crush; get a seat on the first train that comes in and not sit in a massive traffic jam for an hour. Unless the match is gripping, that's understandable. sussexram40
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5:08pm Thu 27 Dec 12

tug509 says...

tonytowner1 wrote:
Re Vicente - more ridiculousness

Re seats and the stadium - we're lower West, north end - 50 -100 empty seats around us every match

Who are the fans that leave at 82 minutes (when invariably it's nail biting) and there's still 12 - 13 minutes left to play?

Far too many still pitch up and hardly cheer or applaud the team on at all - we should all get behind them right from the off (build up in fact) for EVERY match - not just when people fancy it!!
Absolutely!!,if you can speak to order your first post match pint,then you just havn`t tried hard enough!!. UTA
[quote][p][bold]tonytowner1[/bold] wrote: Re Vicente - more ridiculousness Re seats and the stadium - we're lower West, north end - 50 -100 empty seats around us every match Who are the fans that leave at 82 minutes (when invariably it's nail biting) and there's still 12 - 13 minutes left to play? Far too many still pitch up and hardly cheer or applaud the team on at all - we should all get behind them right from the off (build up in fact) for EVERY match - not just when people fancy it!![/p][/quote]Absolutely!!,if you can speak to order your first post match pint,then you just havn`t tried hard enough!!. UTA tug509
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5:14pm Thu 27 Dec 12

fratsomrover says...

As great as it would be to see him back I cant really see how someone who has been out of action for 4 months can be considered for first team action in so quickly. He couldn't possible be up to pace. I also dont like Gus's suggestion that he'd be like a new January signing. I'd rather hoped we might be looking at someone somewhat more reliable than Vincente. I certainly hope Vincente's return does not turn out to be the big "January signing" we've been promised. He has undoubted class, but is he really up to the rigours of the remainder of the season or will it just be 4 or 5 appearances at most. Just out of interest, do, or can clubs insure players against injury so their wages can be met when they unable to play? Has anyone any idea.
As great as it would be to see him back I cant really see how someone who has been out of action for 4 months can be considered for first team action in so quickly. He couldn't possible be up to pace. I also dont like Gus's suggestion that he'd be like a new January signing. I'd rather hoped we might be looking at someone somewhat more reliable than Vincente. I certainly hope Vincente's return does not turn out to be the big "January signing" we've been promised. He has undoubted class, but is he really up to the rigours of the remainder of the season or will it just be 4 or 5 appearances at most. Just out of interest, do, or can clubs insure players against injury so their wages can be met when they unable to play? Has anyone any idea. fratsomrover
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5:30pm Thu 27 Dec 12

brightonup says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Whatever we think of Vicente, I think he is so needed that we have to accept him on HIS terms and be grateful for any games when he decides to play. A hard pill to swallow when he's on wages but it's all about player power now and if you don't play the game then you don't win. Look how Man C and Chelsea have bought success. You have to abandon your principles and your feelings about what's right and wrong and get on with it if you want to compete. Sad but true.
No - wrong again.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: Whatever we think of Vicente, I think he is so needed that we have to accept him on HIS terms and be grateful for any games when he decides to play. A hard pill to swallow when he's on wages but it's all about player power now and if you don't play the game then you don't win. Look how Man C and Chelsea have bought success. You have to abandon your principles and your feelings about what's right and wrong and get on with it if you want to compete. Sad but true.[/p][/quote]No - wrong again. brightonup
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6:41pm Thu 27 Dec 12

namgo49 says...

brightonup wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
Whatever we think of Vicente, I think he is so needed that we have to accept him on HIS terms and be grateful for any games when he decides to play. A hard pill to swallow when he's on wages but it's all about player power now and if you don't play the game then you don't win. Look how Man C and Chelsea have bought success. You have to abandon your principles and your feelings about what's right and wrong and get on with it if you want to compete. Sad but true.
No - wrong again.
Agree.

He could play but then again he may not. I could win the jackpot on the lottery this weekend but then again I may not. But then again I am more likely to than Vicente playing against Newcastle.
[quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: Whatever we think of Vicente, I think he is so needed that we have to accept him on HIS terms and be grateful for any games when he decides to play. A hard pill to swallow when he's on wages but it's all about player power now and if you don't play the game then you don't win. Look how Man C and Chelsea have bought success. You have to abandon your principles and your feelings about what's right and wrong and get on with it if you want to compete. Sad but true.[/p][/quote]No - wrong again.[/p][/quote]Agree. He could play but then again he may not. I could win the jackpot on the lottery this weekend but then again I may not. But then again I am more likely to than Vicente playing against Newcastle. namgo49
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6:48pm Thu 27 Dec 12

hannover seagull says...

albionfan33 wrote:
hannover seagull wrote:
This is a wind up surely

How can he even think about playing in such a game
He has only played a game or so this season and is not considered fit enough for the reserves even
There is fitness and then again match fitness of which he has neither at the moment
I like most fans would love to see him fully recovered and just as important fully commited but who knows when and if

Anyway Sesons Greetings to all fans and posters from the German Seagulls
UTA,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


,,,,,
i want to be a german seagull is there a link? or are you just speaking for us?? hehe
No link sorry
just me and the family plus neighbours and friends who I have converted to support the Albion as their British football interest

On a mission from Gus
UTA.................
......
[quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hannover seagull[/bold] wrote: This is a wind up surely How can he even think about playing in such a game He has only played a game or so this season and is not considered fit enough for the reserves even There is fitness and then again match fitness of which he has neither at the moment I like most fans would love to see him fully recovered and just as important fully commited but who knows when and if Anyway Sesons Greetings to all fans and posters from the German Seagulls UTA,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,[/p][/quote]i want to be a german seagull is there a link? or are you just speaking for us?? hehe[/p][/quote]No link sorry just me and the family plus neighbours and friends who I have converted to support the Albion as their British football interest On a mission from Gus UTA................. ...... hannover seagull
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