AFC Bournemouth: Brighton linked with Grabban swoop (updated)

LEADING SCORER: Lewis Grabban

LEADING SCORER: Lewis Grabban

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CHERRIES’ Championship rivals Brighton were tonight linked with a potential swoop for star striker Lewis Grabban.

The frontman has reportedly emerged on the Seagulls’ wish-list of possible targets to replace recent Burnley recruit Ashley Barnes.

A report in Brighton-based newspaper The Argus claimed that Albion were interested in Grabban and considering whether or not to submit a bid.

However, when contacted by the Daily Echo in the past half an hour, Cherries confirmed that they had received no approaches for any of their players.

That came after boss Eddie Howe last month insisted Cherries were not a selling club as they attempted to consolidate their status in the Championship following a solid start to life in the second tier.

Grabban is not the first of Cherries’ prized assets to be linked with a move as both Matt Ritchie and Steve Cook have also been the subject of recent speculation.

But speaking after Cherries’ victory over Yeovil on Boxing Day, manager Howe told the Daily Echo: “I have always maintained the stance that I am pleased when other clubs recognise our players. I think it is a sign that, as a team generally, you are performing well.

“You can’t stop speculation. All you can do is say we are not a selling club now. We want to progress and move forward and, to do that, you need to keep your best players.”

Grabban appeared on Brighton’s radar after rocketing to the top of the Dean Court goalscoring charts with 10 in 24 Championship appearances this term.

The ex-Millwall and Crystal Palace man was thought to have caught the eye of the Seagulls hierarchy when netting in a 1-1 draw at the Amex on New Year’s Day.

Grabban is contracted to the Dean Court outfit until June 2016 after putting pen to paper on an improved deal in November following his fine start to the season.

Signed by Paul Groves from Rotherham for a fee in the region of £300,000 in summer 2012, Grabban also starred during Cherries’ revival under Howe and hit 13 goals during his debut campaign in Dorset.

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5:26pm Mon 13 Jan 14

YafcbY says...

Brighton would need to pay a hefty transfer fee. We don't need the money.
Impact on their FFP status possibly? Lewis doesn't need to take a side step in his career, won't be offered substantially larger contract then ourselves, and why move when on form?

During the summer a club such as Fulham are likely to pick him up, speculation indeed. But we don't tend to see large transfer deals in January. Not at Championship level anyway.
Brighton would need to pay a hefty transfer fee. We don't need the money. Impact on their FFP status possibly? Lewis doesn't need to take a side step in his career, won't be offered substantially larger contract then ourselves, and why move when on form? During the summer a club such as Fulham are likely to pick him up, speculation indeed. But we don't tend to see large transfer deals in January. Not at Championship level anyway. YafcbY
  • Score: -1

5:36pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Mike Oxbig says...

Never mind. We still have goal wizards Pitman and Rantie who could easily fill Grabbans boots. Regards.
Never mind. We still have goal wizards Pitman and Rantie who could easily fill Grabbans boots. Regards. Mike Oxbig
  • Score: -45

5:39pm Mon 13 Jan 14

a real supporter says...

Smhinto aka Holdencock aka ianbthompson (sorry to disappoint you but a lot of us have worked out you are the same person) Just where are you? You have let yeverybody down including the SBS, your university tutors, your scouting buddies and all of the AFCB fans. Surely with you vast insider knowledge you must have known this was happening yet you have not let anybody know before the OHEC announce it. I'm confused as to why you would keep this sort of negative info to yourself when it's obviously the sort of thing trolls thrive on. So disappointed in you.
Smhinto aka Holdencock aka ianbthompson (sorry to disappoint you but a lot of us have worked out you are the same person) Just where are you? You have let yeverybody down including the SBS, your university tutors, your scouting buddies and all of the AFCB fans. Surely with you vast insider knowledge you must have known this was happening yet you have not let anybody know before the OHEC announce it. I'm confused as to why you would keep this sort of negative info to yourself when it's obviously the sort of thing trolls thrive on. So disappointed in you. a real supporter
  • Score: 3

5:42pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

It's purely speculation because Brighton are in the market for a striker. The Argus states that Grabban has a £1.1mil get out clause in his contract. They also say how he's on their list, so he's one of several they might be thinking about. Much as I like Grabb's, would I sell him if it means we can bring in a better striker?? Yes, ofcause I would, it's one of the ways squads are improved, and I certainly don't see Grabb's as our long term option. If it was Ritchie that someone was thinking of bidding for, OFF, would be my 2nd word!! UTCIAD
It's purely speculation because Brighton are in the market for a striker. The Argus states that Grabban has a £1.1mil get out clause in his contract. They also say how he's on their list, so he's one of several they might be thinking about. Much as I like Grabb's, would I sell him if it means we can bring in a better striker?? Yes, ofcause I would, it's one of the ways squads are improved, and I certainly don't see Grabb's as our long term option. If it was Ritchie that someone was thinking of bidding for, OFF, would be my 2nd word!! UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: 9

5:45pm Mon 13 Jan 14

swanagecherrie says...

Can't see Brighton paying what we would want for Grabbs tbh ( Hope not anyway)
Can't see Brighton paying what we would want for Grabbs tbh ( Hope not anyway) swanagecherrie
  • Score: -1

5:53pm Mon 13 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

If true this cannot be allowed to happen ,I'm all for players moving on to better things in the premiership but to sell a player to a side in the same division is totally unacceptable , saying that Lewis won't have a say in the matter it will be his agent doing all the wheeler dealing
If true this cannot be allowed to happen ,I'm all for players moving on to better things in the premiership but to sell a player to a side in the same division is totally unacceptable , saying that Lewis won't have a say in the matter it will be his agent doing all the wheeler dealing alasdair1967
  • Score: -2

5:54pm Mon 13 Jan 14

username is already in use says...

Grabban is in Brighton now so I take it the (pathetic) buy out clause has been met and they are agreeing terms.
Grabban is in Brighton now so I take it the (pathetic) buy out clause has been met and they are agreeing terms. username is already in use
  • Score: 5

5:55pm Mon 13 Jan 14

YafcbY says...

Afcbpete wrote:
It's purely speculation because Brighton are in the market for a striker. The Argus states that Grabban has a £1.1mil get out clause in his contract. They also say how he's on their list, so he's one of several they might be thinking about. Much as I like Grabb's, would I sell him if it means we can bring in a better striker?? Yes, ofcause I would, it's one of the ways squads are improved, and I certainly don't see Grabb's as our long term option. If it was Ritchie that someone was thinking of bidding for, OFF, would be my 2nd word!! UTCIAD
You know Ritchie is the latest Wes Thomas. Won't score for us but a hatful for every other club!
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: It's purely speculation because Brighton are in the market for a striker. The Argus states that Grabban has a £1.1mil get out clause in his contract. They also say how he's on their list, so he's one of several they might be thinking about. Much as I like Grabb's, would I sell him if it means we can bring in a better striker?? Yes, ofcause I would, it's one of the ways squads are improved, and I certainly don't see Grabb's as our long term option. If it was Ritchie that someone was thinking of bidding for, OFF, would be my 2nd word!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]You know Ritchie is the latest Wes Thomas. Won't score for us but a hatful for every other club! YafcbY
  • Score: -25

5:57pm Mon 13 Jan 14

YafcbY says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
If true this cannot be allowed to happen ,I'm all for players moving on to better things in the premiership but to sell a player to a side in the same division is totally unacceptable , saying that Lewis won't have a say in the matter it will be his agent doing all the wheeler dealing
If this selling clause is met, we don't get a lot of choice in the matter. It would be then down to Lewis as to what he would like to do. To be fair to Brighton, whilst I don't think we're worlds apart. They do stand a far greater chance of Premiership football than us next season.
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: If true this cannot be allowed to happen ,I'm all for players moving on to better things in the premiership but to sell a player to a side in the same division is totally unacceptable , saying that Lewis won't have a say in the matter it will be his agent doing all the wheeler dealing[/p][/quote]If this selling clause is met, we don't get a lot of choice in the matter. It would be then down to Lewis as to what he would like to do. To be fair to Brighton, whilst I don't think we're worlds apart. They do stand a far greater chance of Premiership football than us next season. YafcbY
  • Score: 10

6:01pm Mon 13 Jan 14

saraman says...

Well, my good Cherries fans, you all know that I do not come on here to gloat or wind you up. I have far more respect for you or your club. However it is more than possible that Grabban may wish to play in front of 26-28k fans than in front of 10k. Those of you who came to The Amex on Boxing Day must have been impressed with the atmosphere and set up.

By the way, congratulations for the deserved point that you nicked from us.

Now hard feelings, just an admiration for another southcoast club and supporters.
Well, my good Cherries fans, you all know that I do not come on here to gloat or wind you up. I have far more respect for you or your club. However it is more than possible that Grabban may wish to play in front of 26-28k fans than in front of 10k. Those of you who came to The Amex on Boxing Day must have been impressed with the atmosphere and set up. By the way, congratulations for the deserved point that you nicked from us. Now hard feelings, just an admiration for another southcoast club and supporters. saraman
  • Score: 27

6:03pm Mon 13 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

What was it Howe stated a few weeks ago we are not selling any key players in the transfers window
What was it Howe stated a few weeks ago we are not selling any key players in the transfers window alasdair1967
  • Score: 0

6:06pm Mon 13 Jan 14

golfer33 says...

Nobody is moving anywhere. its just media hype.
Nobody is moving anywhere. its just media hype. golfer33
  • Score: 3

6:08pm Mon 13 Jan 14

YafcbY says...

saraman wrote:
Well, my good Cherries fans, you all know that I do not come on here to gloat or wind you up. I have far more respect for you or your club. However it is more than possible that Grabban may wish to play in front of 26-28k fans than in front of 10k. Those of you who came to The Amex on Boxing Day must have been impressed with the atmosphere and set up.

By the way, congratulations for the deserved point that you nicked from us.

Now hard feelings, just an admiration for another southcoast club and supporters.
That is extremely impressive that 28.000 supporters turn up at the Amex despite your team playing at the Valley on Boxing day :-)
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: Well, my good Cherries fans, you all know that I do not come on here to gloat or wind you up. I have far more respect for you or your club. However it is more than possible that Grabban may wish to play in front of 26-28k fans than in front of 10k. Those of you who came to The Amex on Boxing Day must have been impressed with the atmosphere and set up. By the way, congratulations for the deserved point that you nicked from us. Now hard feelings, just an admiration for another southcoast club and supporters.[/p][/quote]That is extremely impressive that 28.000 supporters turn up at the Amex despite your team playing at the Valley on Boxing day :-) YafcbY
  • Score: 10

6:08pm Mon 13 Jan 14

pablobrowno says...

YafcbY wrote:
Brighton would need to pay a hefty transfer fee. We don't need the money.
Impact on their FFP status possibly? Lewis doesn't need to take a side step in his career, won't be offered substantially larger contract then ourselves, and why move when on form?

During the summer a club such as Fulham are likely to pick him up, speculation indeed. But we don't tend to see large transfer deals in January. Not at Championship level anyway.
Sidestep? Are you serious? Brighton have a 30,000 capacity fantastic stadium which they nearly fill every game. They have a state of the art training facility opening soon and academy status along with it. They are Premiership ready and will likely reach the play offs this season and win or lose they are heading one way, up. I don't see this as a sideways move for him at all.

I have a lot of respect for your club but do you see yourselves as Premiership contenders in the next couple of years?
[quote][p][bold]YafcbY[/bold] wrote: Brighton would need to pay a hefty transfer fee. We don't need the money. Impact on their FFP status possibly? Lewis doesn't need to take a side step in his career, won't be offered substantially larger contract then ourselves, and why move when on form? During the summer a club such as Fulham are likely to pick him up, speculation indeed. But we don't tend to see large transfer deals in January. Not at Championship level anyway.[/p][/quote]Sidestep? Are you serious? Brighton have a 30,000 capacity fantastic stadium which they nearly fill every game. They have a state of the art training facility opening soon and academy status along with it. They are Premiership ready and will likely reach the play offs this season and win or lose they are heading one way, up. I don't see this as a sideways move for him at all. I have a lot of respect for your club but do you see yourselves as Premiership contenders in the next couple of years? pablobrowno
  • Score: 15

6:08pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
What was it Howe stated a few weeks ago we are not selling any key players in the transfers window
But if it meant EH was able to bring in someone better, wouldn't you sell?? I know I would, much as I like Grabb's....
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: What was it Howe stated a few weeks ago we are not selling any key players in the transfers window[/p][/quote]But if it meant EH was able to bring in someone better, wouldn't you sell?? I know I would, much as I like Grabb's.... Afcbpete
  • Score: 5

6:09pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

pablobrowno wrote:
YafcbY wrote:
Brighton would need to pay a hefty transfer fee. We don't need the money.
Impact on their FFP status possibly? Lewis doesn't need to take a side step in his career, won't be offered substantially larger contract then ourselves, and why move when on form?

During the summer a club such as Fulham are likely to pick him up, speculation indeed. But we don't tend to see large transfer deals in January. Not at Championship level anyway.
Sidestep? Are you serious? Brighton have a 30,000 capacity fantastic stadium which they nearly fill every game. They have a state of the art training facility opening soon and academy status along with it. They are Premiership ready and will likely reach the play offs this season and win or lose they are heading one way, up. I don't see this as a sideways move for him at all.

I have a lot of respect for your club but do you see yourselves as Premiership contenders in the next couple of years?
YEP!! quite possibly, if that's what Maxim Demin wants :)
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YafcbY[/bold] wrote: Brighton would need to pay a hefty transfer fee. We don't need the money. Impact on their FFP status possibly? Lewis doesn't need to take a side step in his career, won't be offered substantially larger contract then ourselves, and why move when on form? During the summer a club such as Fulham are likely to pick him up, speculation indeed. But we don't tend to see large transfer deals in January. Not at Championship level anyway.[/p][/quote]Sidestep? Are you serious? Brighton have a 30,000 capacity fantastic stadium which they nearly fill every game. They have a state of the art training facility opening soon and academy status along with it. They are Premiership ready and will likely reach the play offs this season and win or lose they are heading one way, up. I don't see this as a sideways move for him at all. I have a lot of respect for your club but do you see yourselves as Premiership contenders in the next couple of years?[/p][/quote]YEP!! quite possibly, if that's what Maxim Demin wants :) Afcbpete
  • Score: 5

6:10pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Chris60 says...

I don't understand, Shminto was very, very clear and very, very persistent in telling us Grabban wasn't up to playing in the Championship....
I don't understand, Shminto was very, very clear and very, very persistent in telling us Grabban wasn't up to playing in the Championship.... Chris60
  • Score: 25

6:13pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Solentcherry says...

I get the feeling that the next couple of weeks are going to be testing times for our club.
Have we finally shaken off the "selling club" tag that AFCB have always had since I started supporting them (1970) ?. For me it began with the player exodus to Norwich when John Bond left. Then we can all pretty much remember favourite players leaving at times ever since.
That is why the last couple of years when we have actually been buying players have been like a dream!, culminating in us paying an alleged 2 million + for a player! Amazing!.
We all know that there is little loyalty in modern football and contracts appear to be meaningless, so as I said, a testing and revealing time coming up.
Would really hate the good team building work that Eddies done be undermined, but us cherries fans have seen it all before. COYC.
I get the feeling that the next couple of weeks are going to be testing times for our club. Have we finally shaken off the "selling club" tag that AFCB have always had since I started supporting them (1970) ?. For me it began with the player exodus to Norwich when John Bond left. Then we can all pretty much remember favourite players leaving at times ever since. That is why the last couple of years when we have actually been buying players have been like a dream!, culminating in us paying an alleged 2 million + for a player! Amazing!. We all know that there is little loyalty in modern football and contracts appear to be meaningless, so as I said, a testing and revealing time coming up. Would really hate the good team building work that Eddies done be undermined, but us cherries fans have seen it all before. COYC. Solentcherry
  • Score: 5

6:16pm Mon 13 Jan 14

swanagecherrie says...

Afcbpete wrote:
pablobrowno wrote:
YafcbY wrote:
Brighton would need to pay a hefty transfer fee. We don't need the money.
Impact on their FFP status possibly? Lewis doesn't need to take a side step in his career, won't be offered substantially larger contract then ourselves, and why move when on form?

During the summer a club such as Fulham are likely to pick him up, speculation indeed. But we don't tend to see large transfer deals in January. Not at Championship level anyway.
Sidestep? Are you serious? Brighton have a 30,000 capacity fantastic stadium which they nearly fill every game. They have a state of the art training facility opening soon and academy status along with it. They are Premiership ready and will likely reach the play offs this season and win or lose they are heading one way, up. I don't see this as a sideways move for him at all.

I have a lot of respect for your club but do you see yourselves as Premiership contenders in the next couple of years?
YEP!! quite possibly, if that's what Maxim Demin wants :)
Sheffield united has a 32,702 capacity ground and look where they are now don't get me wrong I think Brighton are going places but just cos they got a big ground dosn't mean success necessarily as lots of big clubs has found out.
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YafcbY[/bold] wrote: Brighton would need to pay a hefty transfer fee. We don't need the money. Impact on their FFP status possibly? Lewis doesn't need to take a side step in his career, won't be offered substantially larger contract then ourselves, and why move when on form? During the summer a club such as Fulham are likely to pick him up, speculation indeed. But we don't tend to see large transfer deals in January. Not at Championship level anyway.[/p][/quote]Sidestep? Are you serious? Brighton have a 30,000 capacity fantastic stadium which they nearly fill every game. They have a state of the art training facility opening soon and academy status along with it. They are Premiership ready and will likely reach the play offs this season and win or lose they are heading one way, up. I don't see this as a sideways move for him at all. I have a lot of respect for your club but do you see yourselves as Premiership contenders in the next couple of years?[/p][/quote]YEP!! quite possibly, if that's what Maxim Demin wants :)[/p][/quote]Sheffield united has a 32,702 capacity ground and look where they are now don't get me wrong I think Brighton are going places but just cos they got a big ground dosn't mean success necessarily as lots of big clubs has found out. swanagecherrie
  • Score: 8

6:19pm Mon 13 Jan 14

SympatheticSam says...

Well done Paul Groves. Finally you've done something right....
Well done Paul Groves. Finally you've done something right.... SympatheticSam
  • Score: 3

6:26pm Mon 13 Jan 14

old duffa says...

i was at the amex on that wet windy and cold day
to be honest i was not impressed with the stadium and atmosphere
apart from the bournemouth fans singing that is
the concourses were small and cramped
parking nightmare
forest and reading much better
i was at the amex on that wet windy and cold day to be honest i was not impressed with the stadium and atmosphere apart from the bournemouth fans singing that is the concourses were small and cramped parking nightmare forest and reading much better old duffa
  • Score: -16

6:29pm Mon 13 Jan 14

saraman says...

YafcbY wrote:
saraman wrote: Well, my good Cherries fans, you all know that I do not come on here to gloat or wind you up. I have far more respect for you or your club. However it is more than possible that Grabban may wish to play in front of 26-28k fans than in front of 10k. Those of you who came to The Amex on Boxing Day must have been impressed with the atmosphere and set up. By the way, congratulations for the deserved point that you nicked from us. Now hard feelings, just an admiration for another southcoast club and supporters.
That is extremely impressive that 28.000 supporters turn up at the Amex despite your team playing at the Valley on Boxing day :-)
Ah, you spotted my deliberate mistake YafcbY.

I guess I picked the wrong day to to give up the fags, drinking and sniffing glue. Oh, what jolly japes we have ahead of us. UTC and UTA.
[quote][p][bold]YafcbY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: Well, my good Cherries fans, you all know that I do not come on here to gloat or wind you up. I have far more respect for you or your club. However it is more than possible that Grabban may wish to play in front of 26-28k fans than in front of 10k. Those of you who came to The Amex on Boxing Day must have been impressed with the atmosphere and set up. By the way, congratulations for the deserved point that you nicked from us. Now hard feelings, just an admiration for another southcoast club and supporters.[/p][/quote]That is extremely impressive that 28.000 supporters turn up at the Amex despite your team playing at the Valley on Boxing day :-)[/p][/quote]Ah, you spotted my deliberate mistake YafcbY. I guess I picked the wrong day to to give up the fags, drinking and sniffing glue. Oh, what jolly japes we have ahead of us. UTC and UTA. saraman
  • Score: 8

6:32pm Mon 13 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Afcbpete wrote:
It's purely speculation because Brighton are in the market for a striker. The Argus states that Grabban has a £1.1mil get out clause in his contract. They also say how he's on their list, so he's one of several they might be thinking about. Much as I like Grabb's, would I sell him if it means we can bring in a better striker?? Yes, ofcause I would, it's one of the ways squads are improved, and I certainly don't see Grabb's as our long term option. If it was Ritchie that someone was thinking of bidding for, OFF, would be my 2nd word!! UTCIAD
Do you and me start to make plans to come out of retirement or do we wait until the window is closed!!!! My agent will be in touch with yours shortly!!!

There is no smoke without fire but for an 'empty head' like me I hope it is business as usual until we know otherwise. I am sure EH has everything under control UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: It's purely speculation because Brighton are in the market for a striker. The Argus states that Grabban has a £1.1mil get out clause in his contract. They also say how he's on their list, so he's one of several they might be thinking about. Much as I like Grabb's, would I sell him if it means we can bring in a better striker?? Yes, ofcause I would, it's one of the ways squads are improved, and I certainly don't see Grabb's as our long term option. If it was Ritchie that someone was thinking of bidding for, OFF, would be my 2nd word!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Do you and me start to make plans to come out of retirement or do we wait until the window is closed!!!! My agent will be in touch with yours shortly!!! There is no smoke without fire but for an 'empty head' like me I hope it is business as usual until we know otherwise. I am sure EH has everything under control UTCIAD nonnogeppetto
  • Score: -5

6:39pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
It's purely speculation because Brighton are in the market for a striker. The Argus states that Grabban has a £1.1mil get out clause in his contract. They also say how he's on their list, so he's one of several they might be thinking about. Much as I like Grabb's, would I sell him if it means we can bring in a better striker?? Yes, ofcause I would, it's one of the ways squads are improved, and I certainly don't see Grabb's as our long term option. If it was Ritchie that someone was thinking of bidding for, OFF, would be my 2nd word!! UTCIAD
Do you and me start to make plans to come out of retirement or do we wait until the window is closed!!!! My agent will be in touch with yours shortly!!!

There is no smoke without fire but for an 'empty head' like me I hope it is business as usual until we know otherwise. I am sure EH has everything under control UTCIAD
We'll see what tomorrow brings Nonno, I'll start looking for my boots again!!
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: It's purely speculation because Brighton are in the market for a striker. The Argus states that Grabban has a £1.1mil get out clause in his contract. They also say how he's on their list, so he's one of several they might be thinking about. Much as I like Grabb's, would I sell him if it means we can bring in a better striker?? Yes, ofcause I would, it's one of the ways squads are improved, and I certainly don't see Grabb's as our long term option. If it was Ritchie that someone was thinking of bidding for, OFF, would be my 2nd word!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Do you and me start to make plans to come out of retirement or do we wait until the window is closed!!!! My agent will be in touch with yours shortly!!! There is no smoke without fire but for an 'empty head' like me I hope it is business as usual until we know otherwise. I am sure EH has everything under control UTCIAD[/p][/quote]We'll see what tomorrow brings Nonno, I'll start looking for my boots again!! Afcbpete
  • Score: -2

6:41pm Mon 13 Jan 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
It's purely speculation because Brighton are in the market for a striker. The Argus states that Grabban has a £1.1mil get out clause in his contract. They also say how he's on their list, so he's one of several they might be thinking about. Much as I like Grabb's, would I sell him if it means we can bring in a better striker?? Yes, ofcause I would, it's one of the ways squads are improved, and I certainly don't see Grabb's as our long term option. If it was Ritchie that someone was thinking of bidding for, OFF, would be my 2nd word!! UTCIAD
Do you and me start to make plans to come out of retirement or do we wait until the window is closed!!!! My agent will be in touch with yours shortly!!!

There is no smoke without fire but for an 'empty head' like me I hope it is business as usual until we know otherwise. I am sure EH has everything under control UTCIAD
No smoke without fire indeed. And all this on the very same day that Leon Clarke puts in a transfer request at Coventry. Let the transfer merrygoround begin.
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: It's purely speculation because Brighton are in the market for a striker. The Argus states that Grabban has a £1.1mil get out clause in his contract. They also say how he's on their list, so he's one of several they might be thinking about. Much as I like Grabb's, would I sell him if it means we can bring in a better striker?? Yes, ofcause I would, it's one of the ways squads are improved, and I certainly don't see Grabb's as our long term option. If it was Ritchie that someone was thinking of bidding for, OFF, would be my 2nd word!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Do you and me start to make plans to come out of retirement or do we wait until the window is closed!!!! My agent will be in touch with yours shortly!!! There is no smoke without fire but for an 'empty head' like me I hope it is business as usual until we know otherwise. I am sure EH has everything under control UTCIAD[/p][/quote]No smoke without fire indeed. And all this on the very same day that Leon Clarke puts in a transfer request at Coventry. Let the transfer merrygoround begin. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 2

6:42pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Nat1234 says...

saraman wrote:
Well, my good Cherries fans, you all know that I do not come on here to gloat or wind you up. I have far more respect for you or your club. However it is more than possible that Grabban may wish to play in front of 26-28k fans than in front of 10k. Those of you who came to The Amex on Boxing Day must have been impressed with the atmosphere and set up.

By the way, congratulations for the deserved point that you nicked from us.

Now hard feelings, just an admiration for another southcoast club and supporters.
Your kidding yourself . Brighton is no where near one of the better teams that have played at the goldsands this season . I think you are just an average side . And why would grabban want to play in such a dump of a place like Brighton . But if he does sign for you . Well good luck to him .
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: Well, my good Cherries fans, you all know that I do not come on here to gloat or wind you up. I have far more respect for you or your club. However it is more than possible that Grabban may wish to play in front of 26-28k fans than in front of 10k. Those of you who came to The Amex on Boxing Day must have been impressed with the atmosphere and set up. By the way, congratulations for the deserved point that you nicked from us. Now hard feelings, just an admiration for another southcoast club and supporters.[/p][/quote]Your kidding yourself . Brighton is no where near one of the better teams that have played at the goldsands this season . I think you are just an average side . And why would grabban want to play in such a dump of a place like Brighton . But if he does sign for you . Well good luck to him . Nat1234
  • Score: -19

6:44pm Mon 13 Jan 14

YafcbY says...

swanagecherrie wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
pablobrowno wrote:
YafcbY wrote:
Brighton would need to pay a hefty transfer fee. We don't need the money.
Impact on their FFP status possibly? Lewis doesn't need to take a side step in his career, won't be offered substantially larger contract then ourselves, and why move when on form?

During the summer a club such as Fulham are likely to pick him up, speculation indeed. But we don't tend to see large transfer deals in January. Not at Championship level anyway.
Sidestep? Are you serious? Brighton have a 30,000 capacity fantastic stadium which they nearly fill every game. They have a state of the art training facility opening soon and academy status along with it. They are Premiership ready and will likely reach the play offs this season and win or lose they are heading one way, up. I don't see this as a sideways move for him at all.

I have a lot of respect for your club but do you see yourselves as Premiership contenders in the next couple of years?
YEP!! quite possibly, if that's what Maxim Demin wants :)
Sheffield united has a 32,702 capacity ground and look where they are now don't get me wrong I think Brighton are going places but just cos they got a big ground dosn't mean success necessarily as lots of big clubs has found out.
The first person to concede Brighton are in a healthier position than Bournemouth is me. Far more likely you shall be in Premiership before us. Bigger ground and bigger supporter base. But that is merely facilities. We're still in the same league. Lewis is having a brilliant season for us. He will be playing first team football for us for the remainder. Even if his form dips. At Brighton one doesn't know? Maybe he would become a squad player and then a free transfer to a club like Brentford. Marvin Bartley springs to mind.

Would that be the case at Brighton? Would he get a chance to play in the Premiership with Brighton? Don't get me wrong I would understand if he did leave. But if his form continues and can be bought for merely a million pounds then I can guarantee you a Premiership club will come in for him in the summer. Brighton is a sidestep for him because I am very sorry to inform you, Lewis has the potential to play at a much higher level than both of us!!!
[quote][p][bold]swanagecherrie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YafcbY[/bold] wrote: Brighton would need to pay a hefty transfer fee. We don't need the money. Impact on their FFP status possibly? Lewis doesn't need to take a side step in his career, won't be offered substantially larger contract then ourselves, and why move when on form? During the summer a club such as Fulham are likely to pick him up, speculation indeed. But we don't tend to see large transfer deals in January. Not at Championship level anyway.[/p][/quote]Sidestep? Are you serious? Brighton have a 30,000 capacity fantastic stadium which they nearly fill every game. They have a state of the art training facility opening soon and academy status along with it. They are Premiership ready and will likely reach the play offs this season and win or lose they are heading one way, up. I don't see this as a sideways move for him at all. I have a lot of respect for your club but do you see yourselves as Premiership contenders in the next couple of years?[/p][/quote]YEP!! quite possibly, if that's what Maxim Demin wants :)[/p][/quote]Sheffield united has a 32,702 capacity ground and look where they are now don't get me wrong I think Brighton are going places but just cos they got a big ground dosn't mean success necessarily as lots of big clubs has found out.[/p][/quote]The first person to concede Brighton are in a healthier position than Bournemouth is me. Far more likely you shall be in Premiership before us. Bigger ground and bigger supporter base. But that is merely facilities. We're still in the same league. Lewis is having a brilliant season for us. He will be playing first team football for us for the remainder. Even if his form dips. At Brighton one doesn't know? Maybe he would become a squad player and then a free transfer to a club like Brentford. Marvin Bartley springs to mind. Would that be the case at Brighton? Would he get a chance to play in the Premiership with Brighton? Don't get me wrong I would understand if he did leave. But if his form continues and can be bought for merely a million pounds then I can guarantee you a Premiership club will come in for him in the summer. Brighton is a sidestep for him because I am very sorry to inform you, Lewis has the potential to play at a much higher level than both of us!!! YafcbY
  • Score: 4

6:46pm Mon 13 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Afcbpete wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
It's purely speculation because Brighton are in the market for a striker. The Argus states that Grabban has a £1.1mil get out clause in his contract. They also say how he's on their list, so he's one of several they might be thinking about. Much as I like Grabb's, would I sell him if it means we can bring in a better striker?? Yes, ofcause I would, it's one of the ways squads are improved, and I certainly don't see Grabb's as our long term option. If it was Ritchie that someone was thinking of bidding for, OFF, would be my 2nd word!! UTCIAD
Do you and me start to make plans to come out of retirement or do we wait until the window is closed!!!! My agent will be in touch with yours shortly!!!

There is no smoke without fire but for an 'empty head' like me I hope it is business as usual until we know otherwise. I am sure EH has everything under control UTCIAD
We'll see what tomorrow brings Nonno, I'll start looking for my boots again!!
Mrs Nonno is chomping at the bits she so want that new dress and was hoping that I started to earn serious money again!!!!!!! But you are right it is est to wait and see what happens tomorrow night!! Where is that bottle of grappa!!!
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: It's purely speculation because Brighton are in the market for a striker. The Argus states that Grabban has a £1.1mil get out clause in his contract. They also say how he's on their list, so he's one of several they might be thinking about. Much as I like Grabb's, would I sell him if it means we can bring in a better striker?? Yes, ofcause I would, it's one of the ways squads are improved, and I certainly don't see Grabb's as our long term option. If it was Ritchie that someone was thinking of bidding for, OFF, would be my 2nd word!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Do you and me start to make plans to come out of retirement or do we wait until the window is closed!!!! My agent will be in touch with yours shortly!!! There is no smoke without fire but for an 'empty head' like me I hope it is business as usual until we know otherwise. I am sure EH has everything under control UTCIAD[/p][/quote]We'll see what tomorrow brings Nonno, I'll start looking for my boots again!![/p][/quote]Mrs Nonno is chomping at the bits she so want that new dress and was hoping that I started to earn serious money again!!!!!!! But you are right it is est to wait and see what happens tomorrow night!! Where is that bottle of grappa!!! nonnogeppetto
  • Score: -2

6:47pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Mike Oxbig says...

This will leave us with an invinsible trio of Rantie, Pitman and Thomas..... I wonder if we have a re-call clause on Stockley.... I hear he is on FIRE. Regards.
This will leave us with an invinsible trio of Rantie, Pitman and Thomas..... I wonder if we have a re-call clause on Stockley.... I hear he is on FIRE. Regards. Mike Oxbig
  • Score: -27

6:51pm Mon 13 Jan 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
It's purely speculation because Brighton are in the market for a striker. The Argus states that Grabban has a £1.1mil get out clause in his contract. They also say how he's on their list, so he's one of several they might be thinking about. Much as I like Grabb's, would I sell him if it means we can bring in a better striker?? Yes, ofcause I would, it's one of the ways squads are improved, and I certainly don't see Grabb's as our long term option. If it was Ritchie that someone was thinking of bidding for, OFF, would be my 2nd word!! UTCIAD
Do you and me start to make plans to come out of retirement or do we wait until the window is closed!!!! My agent will be in touch with yours shortly!!!

There is no smoke without fire but for an 'empty head' like me I hope it is business as usual until we know otherwise. I am sure EH has everything under control UTCIAD
We'll see what tomorrow brings Nonno, I'll start looking for my boots again!!
Mrs Nonno is chomping at the bits she so want that new dress and was hoping that I started to earn serious money again!!!!!!! But you are right it is est to wait and see what happens tomorrow night!! Where is that bottle of grappa!!!
You might like to refrase that first line nonno. Mrs nonno must want that dress badly.
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: It's purely speculation because Brighton are in the market for a striker. The Argus states that Grabban has a £1.1mil get out clause in his contract. They also say how he's on their list, so he's one of several they might be thinking about. Much as I like Grabb's, would I sell him if it means we can bring in a better striker?? Yes, ofcause I would, it's one of the ways squads are improved, and I certainly don't see Grabb's as our long term option. If it was Ritchie that someone was thinking of bidding for, OFF, would be my 2nd word!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Do you and me start to make plans to come out of retirement or do we wait until the window is closed!!!! My agent will be in touch with yours shortly!!! There is no smoke without fire but for an 'empty head' like me I hope it is business as usual until we know otherwise. I am sure EH has everything under control UTCIAD[/p][/quote]We'll see what tomorrow brings Nonno, I'll start looking for my boots again!![/p][/quote]Mrs Nonno is chomping at the bits she so want that new dress and was hoping that I started to earn serious money again!!!!!!! But you are right it is est to wait and see what happens tomorrow night!! Where is that bottle of grappa!!![/p][/quote]You might like to refrase that first line nonno. Mrs nonno must want that dress badly. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: -2

6:52pm Mon 13 Jan 14

pokesdown1 says...

saraman wrote:
Well, my good Cherries fans, you all know that I do not come on here to gloat or wind you up. I have far more respect for you or your club. However it is more than possible that Grabban may wish to play in front of 26-28k fans than in front of 10k. Those of you who came to The Amex on Boxing Day must have been impressed with the atmosphere and set up.

By the way, congratulations for the deserved point that you nicked from us.

Now hard feelings, just an admiration for another southcoast club and supporters.
26-28 thousand but only 5-6 thousand real fans.
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: Well, my good Cherries fans, you all know that I do not come on here to gloat or wind you up. I have far more respect for you or your club. However it is more than possible that Grabban may wish to play in front of 26-28k fans than in front of 10k. Those of you who came to The Amex on Boxing Day must have been impressed with the atmosphere and set up. By the way, congratulations for the deserved point that you nicked from us. Now hard feelings, just an admiration for another southcoast club and supporters.[/p][/quote]26-28 thousand but only 5-6 thousand real fans. pokesdown1
  • Score: -9

6:53pm Mon 13 Jan 14

saraman says...

Nat1234 wrote:
saraman wrote: Well, my good Cherries fans, you all know that I do not come on here to gloat or wind you up. I have far more respect for you or your club. However it is more than possible that Grabban may wish to play in front of 26-28k fans than in front of 10k. Those of you who came to The Amex on Boxing Day must have been impressed with the atmosphere and set up. By the way, congratulations for the deserved point that you nicked from us. Now hard feelings, just an admiration for another southcoast club and supporters.
Your kidding yourself . Brighton is no where near one of the better teams that have played at the goldsands this season . I think you are just an average side . And why would grabban want to play in such a dump of a place like Brighton . But if he does sign for you . Well good luck to him .
Now, now Nat. That's a bit harsh. I don't come on here to insult you or your club but only to give support and friendly banter. If you do not want me on here just say so.
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: Well, my good Cherries fans, you all know that I do not come on here to gloat or wind you up. I have far more respect for you or your club. However it is more than possible that Grabban may wish to play in front of 26-28k fans than in front of 10k. Those of you who came to The Amex on Boxing Day must have been impressed with the atmosphere and set up. By the way, congratulations for the deserved point that you nicked from us. Now hard feelings, just an admiration for another southcoast club and supporters.[/p][/quote]Your kidding yourself . Brighton is no where near one of the better teams that have played at the goldsands this season . I think you are just an average side . And why would grabban want to play in such a dump of a place like Brighton . But if he does sign for you . Well good luck to him .[/p][/quote]Now, now Nat. That's a bit harsh. I don't come on here to insult you or your club but only to give support and friendly banter. If you do not want me on here just say so. saraman
  • Score: 18

7:09pm Mon 13 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Saraman we all have to put up with those who disagree with what we say however the majority would have no issue with your post and consider you a true football supporter. The good thing about the transfer window is that the loyal fans remain loyal to their team regardless of who comes and who goes. There is nothing wrong in wishing the best to a competitor it used to be called 'sportsmanship'. If he comes to you most of us would want to wish him the very best and thank him for his contribution to AFCB.I guess we wait and see.
Saraman we all have to put up with those who disagree with what we say however the majority would have no issue with your post and consider you a true football supporter. The good thing about the transfer window is that the loyal fans remain loyal to their team regardless of who comes and who goes. There is nothing wrong in wishing the best to a competitor it used to be called 'sportsmanship'. If he comes to you most of us would want to wish him the very best and thank him for his contribution to AFCB.I guess we wait and see. nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 19

7:19pm Mon 13 Jan 14

raynad says...

OMG just ignore him, it works, it really works, he's so desperate to be acknowledged he posted twice, well done guys, I will never mention him again!
OMG just ignore him, it works, it really works, he's so desperate to be acknowledged he posted twice, well done guys, I will never mention him again! raynad
  • Score: -1

7:21pm Mon 13 Jan 14

BackOfTheNet says...

saraman wrote:
Well, my good Cherries fans, you all know that I do not come on here to gloat or wind you up. I have far more respect for you or your club. However it is more than possible that Grabban may wish to play in front of 26-28k fans than in front of 10k. Those of you who came to The Amex on Boxing Day must have been impressed with the atmosphere and set up.

By the way, congratulations for the deserved point that you nicked from us.

Now hard feelings, just an admiration for another southcoast club and supporters.
Atmosphere? Are you serious?!

Not a peep from the home fans apart from the first and particularly last 10 minutes, when we suddenly remembered you were there. Almost as quiet as QPR were and they did us 3-0!

It's been rumoured there were actually less than 23k on New Years Day, otherwise with that many thousand visibly empty seats your ground must hold about 40K :)
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: Well, my good Cherries fans, you all know that I do not come on here to gloat or wind you up. I have far more respect for you or your club. However it is more than possible that Grabban may wish to play in front of 26-28k fans than in front of 10k. Those of you who came to The Amex on Boxing Day must have been impressed with the atmosphere and set up. By the way, congratulations for the deserved point that you nicked from us. Now hard feelings, just an admiration for another southcoast club and supporters.[/p][/quote]Atmosphere? Are you serious?! Not a peep from the home fans apart from the first and particularly last 10 minutes, when we suddenly remembered you were there. Almost as quiet as QPR were and they did us 3-0! It's been rumoured there were actually less than 23k on New Years Day, otherwise with that many thousand visibly empty seats your ground must hold about 40K :) BackOfTheNet
  • Score: -3

7:26pm Mon 13 Jan 14

bmthtillidie says...

All you people who constantly say we need someone to replace Grabs where are you now? Surely you should be urging him to go? Does this means you know more than the Brighton management? No I suspect the majority of you (one for sure, we all know who) have never seen him play. Your silence is deafening. Like many in the team he is improving. We need to keep him. Stay with Bmth Grabs.
All you people who constantly say we need someone to replace Grabs where are you now? Surely you should be urging him to go? Does this means you know more than the Brighton management? No I suspect the majority of you (one for sure, we all know who) have never seen him play. Your silence is deafening. Like many in the team he is improving. We need to keep him. Stay with Bmth Grabs. bmthtillidie
  • Score: 11

7:34pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Wackerone says...

'Star Striker', don't think so. Wrong again Echo. ( Ian Wadley). Not much better than the other £2.5 million 'prolific marksman' from Malmo. Why do you attach these stupid titles to run of the mill players. I can if you wish supply a list of Prolific Marksmen and Star Strikers, none of which play for AFC Bournemouth.
'Star Striker', don't think so. Wrong again Echo. ( Ian Wadley). Not much better than the other £2.5 million 'prolific marksman' from Malmo. Why do you attach these stupid titles to run of the mill players. I can if you wish supply a list of Prolific Marksmen and Star Strikers, none of which play for AFC Bournemouth. Wackerone
  • Score: -12

7:41pm Mon 13 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

Wackerone wrote:
'Star Striker', don't think so. Wrong again Echo. ( Ian Wadley). Not much better than the other £2.5 million 'prolific marksman' from Malmo. Why do you attach these stupid titles to run of the mill players. I can if you wish supply a list of Prolific Marksmen and Star Strikers, none of which play for AFC Bournemouth.
Only happens to be our clubs top scorer this season !!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Wackerone[/bold] wrote: 'Star Striker', don't think so. Wrong again Echo. ( Ian Wadley). Not much better than the other £2.5 million 'prolific marksman' from Malmo. Why do you attach these stupid titles to run of the mill players. I can if you wish supply a list of Prolific Marksmen and Star Strikers, none of which play for AFC Bournemouth.[/p][/quote]Only happens to be our clubs top scorer this season !!!!! alasdair1967
  • Score: 5

7:55pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Catwhiskers says...

BackOfTheNet wrote:
saraman wrote:
Well, my good Cherries fans, you all know that I do not come on here to gloat or wind you up. I have far more respect for you or your club. However it is more than possible that Grabban may wish to play in front of 26-28k fans than in front of 10k. Those of you who came to The Amex on Boxing Day must have been impressed with the atmosphere and set up.

By the way, congratulations for the deserved point that you nicked from us.

Now hard feelings, just an admiration for another southcoast club and supporters.
Atmosphere? Are you serious?!

Not a peep from the home fans apart from the first and particularly last 10 minutes, when we suddenly remembered you were there. Almost as quiet as QPR were and they did us 3-0!

It's been rumoured there were actually less than 23k on New Years Day, otherwise with that many thousand visibly empty seats your ground must hold about 40K :)
I too the atmosphere was poor at the Amex. Mind you, it wasn't much of a game was it? Both sets of fans were quite muted.
[quote][p][bold]BackOfTheNet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: Well, my good Cherries fans, you all know that I do not come on here to gloat or wind you up. I have far more respect for you or your club. However it is more than possible that Grabban may wish to play in front of 26-28k fans than in front of 10k. Those of you who came to The Amex on Boxing Day must have been impressed with the atmosphere and set up. By the way, congratulations for the deserved point that you nicked from us. Now hard feelings, just an admiration for another southcoast club and supporters.[/p][/quote]Atmosphere? Are you serious?! Not a peep from the home fans apart from the first and particularly last 10 minutes, when we suddenly remembered you were there. Almost as quiet as QPR were and they did us 3-0! It's been rumoured there were actually less than 23k on New Years Day, otherwise with that many thousand visibly empty seats your ground must hold about 40K :)[/p][/quote]I too the atmosphere was poor at the Amex. Mind you, it wasn't much of a game was it? Both sets of fans were quite muted. Catwhiskers
  • Score: 4

8:23pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Talkingheadera says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
This will leave us with an invinsible trio of Rantie, Pitman and Thomas..... I wonder if we have a re-call clause on Stockley.... I hear he is on FIRE. Regards.
Mr oxbig.
Why don't you state which team you really support.
You don't seem to comment when we win or say anything positive. Strange considering our club is not far off its best ever position in the football league.
You must think we are all stupid and believe your wind up comments.
Personally I normally ignore them but now you are ao obviously showing you're not a bournemouth an at all why don't you just come clean.?
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: This will leave us with an invinsible trio of Rantie, Pitman and Thomas..... I wonder if we have a re-call clause on Stockley.... I hear he is on FIRE. Regards.[/p][/quote]Mr oxbig. Why don't you state which team you really support. You don't seem to comment when we win or say anything positive. Strange considering our club is not far off its best ever position in the football league. You must think we are all stupid and believe your wind up comments. Personally I normally ignore them but now you are ao obviously showing you're not a bournemouth an at all why don't you just come clean.? Talkingheadera
  • Score: 2

8:27pm Mon 13 Jan 14

susi.m says...

saraman wrote:
Well, my good Cherries fans, you all know that I do not come on here to gloat or wind you up. I have far more respect for you or your club. However it is more than possible that Grabban may wish to play in front of 26-28k fans than in front of 10k. Those of you who came to The Amex on Boxing Day must have been impressed with the atmosphere and set up.

By the way, congratulations for the deserved point that you nicked from us.

Now hard feelings, just an admiration for another southcoast club and supporters.
Sorry to say it but I was highly disappointed in the atmosphere. Brighton fans very quiet compared to a packed Dean Court. I must say, I was extremely surprised. The stadium is very nice though.
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: Well, my good Cherries fans, you all know that I do not come on here to gloat or wind you up. I have far more respect for you or your club. However it is more than possible that Grabban may wish to play in front of 26-28k fans than in front of 10k. Those of you who came to The Amex on Boxing Day must have been impressed with the atmosphere and set up. By the way, congratulations for the deserved point that you nicked from us. Now hard feelings, just an admiration for another southcoast club and supporters.[/p][/quote]Sorry to say it but I was highly disappointed in the atmosphere. Brighton fans very quiet compared to a packed Dean Court. I must say, I was extremely surprised. The stadium is very nice though. susi.m
  • Score: 2

8:38pm Mon 13 Jan 14

matt68 says...

Afcbpete wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
What was it Howe stated a few weeks ago we are not selling any key players in the transfers window
But if it meant EH was able to bring in someone better, wouldn't you sell?? I know I would, much as I like Grabb's....
if he can bring in someone better ? if there is someone better available then why arent brighton trying to sign him!
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: What was it Howe stated a few weeks ago we are not selling any key players in the transfers window[/p][/quote]But if it meant EH was able to bring in someone better, wouldn't you sell?? I know I would, much as I like Grabb's....[/p][/quote]if he can bring in someone better ? if there is someone better available then why arent brighton trying to sign him! matt68
  • Score: 3

8:38pm Mon 13 Jan 14

matt68 says...

Afcbpete wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
What was it Howe stated a few weeks ago we are not selling any key players in the transfers window
But if it meant EH was able to bring in someone better, wouldn't you sell?? I know I would, much as I like Grabb's....
if he can bring in someone better ? if there is someone better available then why arent brighton trying to sign him!
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: What was it Howe stated a few weeks ago we are not selling any key players in the transfers window[/p][/quote]But if it meant EH was able to bring in someone better, wouldn't you sell?? I know I would, much as I like Grabb's....[/p][/quote]if he can bring in someone better ? if there is someone better available then why arent brighton trying to sign him! matt68
  • Score: 4

8:51pm Mon 13 Jan 14

big_afcb_fan says...

bha will get a bargain at this rate!!
bha will get a bargain at this rate!! big_afcb_fan
  • Score: 3

8:52pm Mon 13 Jan 14

cherrybakewell says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Never mind. We still have goal wizards Pitman and Rantie who could easily fill Grabbans boots. Regards.
Are you for real you pathetic man, people like you are usually lacking in the nether regions and feel that making pathetic comments will make up for their lack of B@ll's GO AWAY.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Never mind. We still have goal wizards Pitman and Rantie who could easily fill Grabbans boots. Regards.[/p][/quote]Are you for real you pathetic man, people like you are usually lacking in the nether regions and feel that making pathetic comments will make up for their lack of B@ll's GO AWAY. cherrybakewell
  • Score: -1

9:04pm Mon 13 Jan 14

golfer33 says...

If we beat Burton, we will play 5 home games on the trot. The Liverpool game starting at 12,45.
If we beat Burton, we will play 5 home games on the trot. The Liverpool game starting at 12,45. golfer33
  • Score: 3

9:13pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

matt68 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
What was it Howe stated a few weeks ago we are not selling any key players in the transfers window
But if it meant EH was able to bring in someone better, wouldn't you sell?? I know I would, much as I like Grabb's....
if he can bring in someone better ? if there is someone better available then why arent brighton trying to sign him!
because they'd cost more than £1.1mil probably!!
[quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: What was it Howe stated a few weeks ago we are not selling any key players in the transfers window[/p][/quote]But if it meant EH was able to bring in someone better, wouldn't you sell?? I know I would, much as I like Grabb's....[/p][/quote]if he can bring in someone better ? if there is someone better available then why arent brighton trying to sign him![/p][/quote]because they'd cost more than £1.1mil probably!! Afcbpete
  • Score: 4

9:32pm Mon 13 Jan 14

matt68 says...

Afcbpete wrote:
matt68 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
What was it Howe stated a few weeks ago we are not selling any key players in the transfers window
But if it meant EH was able to bring in someone better, wouldn't you sell?? I know I would, much as I like Grabb's....
if he can bring in someone better ? if there is someone better available then why arent brighton trying to sign him!
because they'd cost more than £1.1mil probably!!
i actually think we should sell him and bring in clarke he is more prolific and will probably cost less he is stronger and more direct, i guess only eddie knows so if he is sold we need a ready made replacement
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: What was it Howe stated a few weeks ago we are not selling any key players in the transfers window[/p][/quote]But if it meant EH was able to bring in someone better, wouldn't you sell?? I know I would, much as I like Grabb's....[/p][/quote]if he can bring in someone better ? if there is someone better available then why arent brighton trying to sign him![/p][/quote]because they'd cost more than £1.1mil probably!![/p][/quote]i actually think we should sell him and bring in clarke he is more prolific and will probably cost less he is stronger and more direct, i guess only eddie knows so if he is sold we need a ready made replacement matt68
  • Score: -5

9:43pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

matt68 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
matt68 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
What was it Howe stated a few weeks ago we are not selling any key players in the transfers window
But if it meant EH was able to bring in someone better, wouldn't you sell?? I know I would, much as I like Grabb's....
if he can bring in someone better ? if there is someone better available then why arent brighton trying to sign him!
because they'd cost more than £1.1mil probably!!
i actually think we should sell him and bring in clarke he is more prolific and will probably cost less he is stronger and more direct, i guess only eddie knows so if he is sold we need a ready made replacement
I've often said much as I like Grabban, I don't see him as our long term solution, so if he did go it would not be the end of the world. I feel certain Eddie has someone in mind, whether Lewis goes or not, we need someone...
[quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: What was it Howe stated a few weeks ago we are not selling any key players in the transfers window[/p][/quote]But if it meant EH was able to bring in someone better, wouldn't you sell?? I know I would, much as I like Grabb's....[/p][/quote]if he can bring in someone better ? if there is someone better available then why arent brighton trying to sign him![/p][/quote]because they'd cost more than £1.1mil probably!![/p][/quote]i actually think we should sell him and bring in clarke he is more prolific and will probably cost less he is stronger and more direct, i guess only eddie knows so if he is sold we need a ready made replacement[/p][/quote]I've often said much as I like Grabban, I don't see him as our long term solution, so if he did go it would not be the end of the world. I feel certain Eddie has someone in mind, whether Lewis goes or not, we need someone... Afcbpete
  • Score: -1

10:23pm Mon 13 Jan 14

abc100 says...

If Lewis were to leave that means we need two forwards in, as we need one still if he stays!!
If Lewis were to leave that means we need two forwards in, as we need one still if he stays!! abc100
  • Score: 4

10:53pm Mon 13 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

Chris60 wrote:
I don't understand, Shminto was very, very clear and very, very persistent in telling us Grabban wasn't up to playing in the Championship....
But why would anyone want a striker that plays 23 games and scores 10 goals, it's not quite 2-1 is it, these teams need a 1-1 ratio like Messi or Ronaldlo
[quote][p][bold]Chris60[/bold] wrote: I don't understand, Shminto was very, very clear and very, very persistent in telling us Grabban wasn't up to playing in the Championship....[/p][/quote]But why would anyone want a striker that plays 23 games and scores 10 goals, it's not quite 2-1 is it, these teams need a 1-1 ratio like Messi or Ronaldlo cheeriedriteup
  • Score: -3

11:00pm Mon 13 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
Chris60 wrote:
I don't understand, Shminto was very, very clear and very, very persistent in telling us Grabban wasn't up to playing in the Championship....
But why would anyone want a striker that plays 23 games and scores 10 goals, it's not quite 2-1 is it, these teams need a 1-1 ratio like Messi or Ronaldlo
Just to add, I don't know this smhinto name but my idea is a 89 year old person with dementia who wished she was a scout and try to understand the modern game, sorry if I'm wrong
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris60[/bold] wrote: I don't understand, Shminto was very, very clear and very, very persistent in telling us Grabban wasn't up to playing in the Championship....[/p][/quote]But why would anyone want a striker that plays 23 games and scores 10 goals, it's not quite 2-1 is it, these teams need a 1-1 ratio like Messi or Ronaldlo[/p][/quote]Just to add, I don't know this smhinto name but my idea is a 89 year old person with dementia who wished she was a scout and try to understand the modern game, sorry if I'm wrong cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 0

11:04pm Mon 13 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

username is already in use wrote:
Grabban is in Brighton now so I take it the (pathetic) buy out clause has been met and they are agreeing terms.
I'm sure Leon Clarke is there also
[quote][p][bold]username is already in use[/bold] wrote: Grabban is in Brighton now so I take it the (pathetic) buy out clause has been met and they are agreeing terms.[/p][/quote]I'm sure Leon Clarke is there also cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 0

11:10pm Mon 13 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

Afcbpete wrote:
matt68 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
matt68 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
What was it Howe stated a few weeks ago we are not selling any key players in the transfers window
But if it meant EH was able to bring in someone better, wouldn't you sell?? I know I would, much as I like Grabb's....
if he can bring in someone better ? if there is someone better available then why arent brighton trying to sign him!
because they'd cost more than £1.1mil probably!!
i actually think we should sell him and bring in clarke he is more prolific and will probably cost less he is stronger and more direct, i guess only eddie knows so if he is sold we need a ready made replacement
I've often said much as I like Grabban, I don't see him as our long term solution, so if he did go it would not be the end of the world. I feel certain Eddie has someone in mind, whether Lewis goes or not, we need someone...
I agree but I'm not sure that January is the time to release the only goal scorer we have, I put in another post that Leon Clarke is on brightons radar and he actually wants to leave his current club, I don't think we need to worry ourselves on this just yet, I'm sure Grabs is getting attention, his work rate is immense and his games to goals ratio is very good, this is excellent attributes for a striker even if 80% of our Echo posters ( not fans ) don't agree
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: What was it Howe stated a few weeks ago we are not selling any key players in the transfers window[/p][/quote]But if it meant EH was able to bring in someone better, wouldn't you sell?? I know I would, much as I like Grabb's....[/p][/quote]if he can bring in someone better ? if there is someone better available then why arent brighton trying to sign him![/p][/quote]because they'd cost more than £1.1mil probably!![/p][/quote]i actually think we should sell him and bring in clarke he is more prolific and will probably cost less he is stronger and more direct, i guess only eddie knows so if he is sold we need a ready made replacement[/p][/quote]I've often said much as I like Grabban, I don't see him as our long term solution, so if he did go it would not be the end of the world. I feel certain Eddie has someone in mind, whether Lewis goes or not, we need someone...[/p][/quote]I agree but I'm not sure that January is the time to release the only goal scorer we have, I put in another post that Leon Clarke is on brightons radar and he actually wants to leave his current club, I don't think we need to worry ourselves on this just yet, I'm sure Grabs is getting attention, his work rate is immense and his games to goals ratio is very good, this is excellent attributes for a striker even if 80% of our Echo posters ( not fans ) don't agree cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 1

2:04am Tue 14 Jan 14

YafcbY says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
matt68 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
matt68 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
What was it Howe stated a few weeks ago we are not selling any key players in the transfers window
But if it meant EH was able to bring in someone better, wouldn't you sell?? I know I would, much as I like Grabb's....
if he can bring in someone better ? if there is someone better available then why arent brighton trying to sign him!
because they'd cost more than £1.1mil probably!!
i actually think we should sell him and bring in clarke he is more prolific and will probably cost less he is stronger and more direct, i guess only eddie knows so if he is sold we need a ready made replacement
I've often said much as I like Grabban, I don't see him as our long term solution, so if he did go it would not be the end of the world. I feel certain Eddie has someone in mind, whether Lewis goes or not, we need someone...
I agree but I'm not sure that January is the time to release the only goal scorer we have, I put in another post that Leon Clarke is on brightons radar and he actually wants to leave his current club, I don't think we need to worry ourselves on this just yet, I'm sure Grabs is getting attention, his work rate is immense and his games to goals ratio is very good, this is excellent attributes for a striker even if 80% of our Echo posters ( not fans ) don't agree
Leon Clarke is a risk. Agree he could add something to the team we lack, a more direct physical pressence up front. Certainly would have a chance of making a header or two. But look at the amount of goals he has scored at this level. Consistently scored in Leagues One and Two but in the Championship he does not score. We need someone to score goals.

Will he?
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: What was it Howe stated a few weeks ago we are not selling any key players in the transfers window[/p][/quote]But if it meant EH was able to bring in someone better, wouldn't you sell?? I know I would, much as I like Grabb's....[/p][/quote]if he can bring in someone better ? if there is someone better available then why arent brighton trying to sign him![/p][/quote]because they'd cost more than £1.1mil probably!![/p][/quote]i actually think we should sell him and bring in clarke he is more prolific and will probably cost less he is stronger and more direct, i guess only eddie knows so if he is sold we need a ready made replacement[/p][/quote]I've often said much as I like Grabban, I don't see him as our long term solution, so if he did go it would not be the end of the world. I feel certain Eddie has someone in mind, whether Lewis goes or not, we need someone...[/p][/quote]I agree but I'm not sure that January is the time to release the only goal scorer we have, I put in another post that Leon Clarke is on brightons radar and he actually wants to leave his current club, I don't think we need to worry ourselves on this just yet, I'm sure Grabs is getting attention, his work rate is immense and his games to goals ratio is very good, this is excellent attributes for a striker even if 80% of our Echo posters ( not fans ) don't agree[/p][/quote]Leon Clarke is a risk. Agree he could add something to the team we lack, a more direct physical pressence up front. Certainly would have a chance of making a header or two. But look at the amount of goals he has scored at this level. Consistently scored in Leagues One and Two but in the Championship he does not score. We need someone to score goals. Will he? YafcbY
  • Score: 2

6:31am Tue 14 Jan 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
username is already in use wrote: Grabban is in Brighton now so I take it the (pathetic) buy out clause has been met and they are agreeing terms.
I'm sure Leon Clarke is there also
I think Elvis is there too!!
UTC
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]username is already in use[/bold] wrote: Grabban is in Brighton now so I take it the (pathetic) buy out clause has been met and they are agreeing terms.[/p][/quote]I'm sure Leon Clarke is there also[/p][/quote]I think Elvis is there too!! UTC TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: -4

7:57am Tue 14 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

YafcbY wrote:
cheeriedriteup wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
matt68 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
matt68 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
What was it Howe stated a few weeks ago we are not selling any key players in the transfers window
But if it meant EH was able to bring in someone better, wouldn't you sell?? I know I would, much as I like Grabb's....
if he can bring in someone better ? if there is someone better available then why arent brighton trying to sign him!
because they'd cost more than £1.1mil probably!!
i actually think we should sell him and bring in clarke he is more prolific and will probably cost less he is stronger and more direct, i guess only eddie knows so if he is sold we need a ready made replacement
I've often said much as I like Grabban, I don't see him as our long term solution, so if he did go it would not be the end of the world. I feel certain Eddie has someone in mind, whether Lewis goes or not, we need someone...
I agree but I'm not sure that January is the time to release the only goal scorer we have, I put in another post that Leon Clarke is on brightons radar and he actually wants to leave his current club, I don't think we need to worry ourselves on this just yet, I'm sure Grabs is getting attention, his work rate is immense and his games to goals ratio is very good, this is excellent attributes for a striker even if 80% of our Echo posters ( not fans ) don't agree
Leon Clarke is a risk. Agree he could add something to the team we lack, a more direct physical pressence up front. Certainly would have a chance of making a header or two. But look at the amount of goals he has scored at this level. Consistently scored in Leagues One and Two but in the Championship he does not score. We need someone to score goals.

Will he?
I don't care if he scores or not I'm suggesting he goes to Brighton not Grabs
[quote][p][bold]YafcbY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: What was it Howe stated a few weeks ago we are not selling any key players in the transfers window[/p][/quote]But if it meant EH was able to bring in someone better, wouldn't you sell?? I know I would, much as I like Grabb's....[/p][/quote]if he can bring in someone better ? if there is someone better available then why arent brighton trying to sign him![/p][/quote]because they'd cost more than £1.1mil probably!![/p][/quote]i actually think we should sell him and bring in clarke he is more prolific and will probably cost less he is stronger and more direct, i guess only eddie knows so if he is sold we need a ready made replacement[/p][/quote]I've often said much as I like Grabban, I don't see him as our long term solution, so if he did go it would not be the end of the world. I feel certain Eddie has someone in mind, whether Lewis goes or not, we need someone...[/p][/quote]I agree but I'm not sure that January is the time to release the only goal scorer we have, I put in another post that Leon Clarke is on brightons radar and he actually wants to leave his current club, I don't think we need to worry ourselves on this just yet, I'm sure Grabs is getting attention, his work rate is immense and his games to goals ratio is very good, this is excellent attributes for a striker even if 80% of our Echo posters ( not fans ) don't agree[/p][/quote]Leon Clarke is a risk. Agree he could add something to the team we lack, a more direct physical pressence up front. Certainly would have a chance of making a header or two. But look at the amount of goals he has scored at this level. Consistently scored in Leagues One and Two but in the Championship he does not score. We need someone to score goals. Will he?[/p][/quote]I don't care if he scores or not I'm suggesting he goes to Brighton not Grabs cheeriedriteup
  • Score: -1

9:19am Tue 14 Jan 14

OxBigger says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Never mind. We still have goal wizards Pitman and Rantie who could easily fill Grabbans boots. Regards.
Please ignore this imbecile, his inane mutterings are nothing but those of an idiot who has lost his village.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Never mind. We still have goal wizards Pitman and Rantie who could easily fill Grabbans boots. Regards.[/p][/quote]Please ignore this imbecile, his inane mutterings are nothing but those of an idiot who has lost his village. OxBigger
  • Score: 6

10:00am Tue 14 Jan 14

canfordcherry says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
cheeriedriteup wrote:
username is already in use wrote: Grabban is in Brighton now so I take it the (pathetic) buy out clause has been met and they are agreeing terms.
I'm sure Leon Clarke is there also
I think Elvis is there too!!
UTC
With his agent Lord Lucan
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]username is already in use[/bold] wrote: Grabban is in Brighton now so I take it the (pathetic) buy out clause has been met and they are agreeing terms.[/p][/quote]I'm sure Leon Clarke is there also[/p][/quote]I think Elvis is there too!! UTC[/p][/quote]With his agent Lord Lucan canfordcherry
  • Score: 0

10:02am Tue 14 Jan 14

canfordcherry says...

If they have met the clause amount then it's up to Grabbs to decide where his future lies. If he goes I would wish him well and be courteous when we next see him.
If they have met the clause amount then it's up to Grabbs to decide where his future lies. If he goes I would wish him well and be courteous when we next see him. canfordcherry
  • Score: 5

10:20am Tue 14 Jan 14

CC C-siders says...

Wackerone wrote:
'Star Striker', don't think so. Wrong again Echo. ( Ian Wadley). Not much better than the other £2.5 million 'prolific marksman' from Malmo. Why do you attach these stupid titles to run of the mill players. I can if you wish supply a list of Prolific Marksmen and Star Strikers, none of which play for AFC Bournemouth.
What an idiotic comment. Have you ever been to a Cherries game? Have you seen him play?
Grabbs is outstanding.
.
This will be a real test of the management and owners of AFCB. Losing Grabbs to a similar club like Brighton would be a failure for all involved - including Lewis himself. Only a move to a solid Premiership cub would validate move away from AFCB
[quote][p][bold]Wackerone[/bold] wrote: 'Star Striker', don't think so. Wrong again Echo. ( Ian Wadley). Not much better than the other £2.5 million 'prolific marksman' from Malmo. Why do you attach these stupid titles to run of the mill players. I can if you wish supply a list of Prolific Marksmen and Star Strikers, none of which play for AFC Bournemouth.[/p][/quote]What an idiotic comment. Have you ever been to a Cherries game? Have you seen him play? Grabbs is outstanding. . This will be a real test of the management and owners of AFCB. Losing Grabbs to a similar club like Brighton would be a failure for all involved - including Lewis himself. Only a move to a solid Premiership cub would validate move away from AFCB CC C-siders
  • Score: 2

10:24am Tue 14 Jan 14

ASM says...

he's not going anywhere! I was shocked Brighton sold Barnes who was there most lively player against us IMO.
If he does go which I doubt, then we wil probably bring in a target man that will bring the best out of Rantie.
I hope he stays. I've always rated Grabban
he's not going anywhere! I was shocked Brighton sold Barnes who was there most lively player against us IMO. If he does go which I doubt, then we wil probably bring in a target man that will bring the best out of Rantie. I hope he stays. I've always rated Grabban ASM
  • Score: 2

11:09am Tue 14 Jan 14

pebblebeach says...

BHAFC a sideways step..I really dont think so. Several years ago yes but after building the Amex a £30m training complex will be complete this June. http://www1.skysport
s.com/watch/video/sp
orts/football/teams/
brighton/8967676/bri
ghton's-project-cont
inues
BHAFC a sideways step..I really dont think so. Several years ago yes but after building the Amex a £30m training complex will be complete this June. http://www1.skysport s.com/watch/video/sp orts/football/teams/ brighton/8967676/bri ghton's-project-cont inues pebblebeach
  • Score: 4

11:16am Tue 14 Jan 14

OxBigger says...

raynad wrote:
OMG just ignore him, it works, it really works, he's so desperate to be acknowledged he posted twice, well done guys, I will never mention him again!
Ray, not sure if your the same fella, do you live in MSN? if so we used to go to footie together. Tony
[quote][p][bold]raynad[/bold] wrote: OMG just ignore him, it works, it really works, he's so desperate to be acknowledged he posted twice, well done guys, I will never mention him again![/p][/quote]Ray, not sure if your the same fella, do you live in MSN? if so we used to go to footie together. Tony OxBigger
  • Score: -1

3:44pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Square Old Codger says...

I really can't see the Club letting him go if they wish to stay in the Championship, all Clubs are loking for strikers, from Arsenal downwards and they are a scarse commodity. Then Grabbham was at training today and the Club has said that they haven't had any approaches for any players. Sale clauses in a players contract are worthless if the Club doesn't want to sell, as Saurez found out, he is playing better than ever now, probably the best player in the World.
I really can't see the Club letting him go if they wish to stay in the Championship, all Clubs are loking for strikers, from Arsenal downwards and they are a scarse commodity. Then Grabbham was at training today and the Club has said that they haven't had any approaches for any players. Sale clauses in a players contract are worthless if the Club doesn't want to sell, as Saurez found out, he is playing better than ever now, probably the best player in the World. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 1

4:14pm Tue 14 Jan 14

kangman2012 says...

Catwhiskers wrote:
BackOfTheNet wrote:
saraman wrote:
Well, my good Cherries fans, you all know that I do not come on here to gloat or wind you up. I have far more respect for you or your club. However it is more than possible that Grabban may wish to play in front of 26-28k fans than in front of 10k. Those of you who came to The Amex on Boxing Day must have been impressed with the atmosphere and set up.

By the way, congratulations for the deserved point that you nicked from us.

Now hard feelings, just an admiration for another southcoast club and supporters.
Atmosphere? Are you serious?!

Not a peep from the home fans apart from the first and particularly last 10 minutes, when we suddenly remembered you were there. Almost as quiet as QPR were and they did us 3-0!

It's been rumoured there were actually less than 23k on New Years Day, otherwise with that many thousand visibly empty seats your ground must hold about 40K :)
I too the atmosphere was poor at the Amex. Mind you, it wasn't much of a game was it? Both sets of fans were quite muted.
Everybody was hungover from the previous night's exertions - UTC!
[quote][p][bold]Catwhiskers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BackOfTheNet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: Well, my good Cherries fans, you all know that I do not come on here to gloat or wind you up. I have far more respect for you or your club. However it is more than possible that Grabban may wish to play in front of 26-28k fans than in front of 10k. Those of you who came to The Amex on Boxing Day must have been impressed with the atmosphere and set up. By the way, congratulations for the deserved point that you nicked from us. Now hard feelings, just an admiration for another southcoast club and supporters.[/p][/quote]Atmosphere? Are you serious?! Not a peep from the home fans apart from the first and particularly last 10 minutes, when we suddenly remembered you were there. Almost as quiet as QPR were and they did us 3-0! It's been rumoured there were actually less than 23k on New Years Day, otherwise with that many thousand visibly empty seats your ground must hold about 40K :)[/p][/quote]I too the atmosphere was poor at the Amex. Mind you, it wasn't much of a game was it? Both sets of fans were quite muted.[/p][/quote]Everybody was hungover from the previous night's exertions - UTC! kangman2012
  • Score: 1

5:48pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Iford Boyz says...

YafcbY wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
It's purely speculation because Brighton are in the market for a striker. The Argus states that Grabban has a £1.1mil get out clause in his contract. They also say how he's on their list, so he's one of several they might be thinking about. Much as I like Grabb's, would I sell him if it means we can bring in a better striker?? Yes, ofcause I would, it's one of the ways squads are improved, and I certainly don't see Grabb's as our long term option. If it was Ritchie that someone was thinking of bidding for, OFF, would be my 2nd word!! UTCIAD
You know Ritchie is the latest Wes Thomas. Won't score for us but a hatful for every other club!
You are obviously living in a bubble. Ritchie scored some crucial goals for us last season. This season he has come back from a long term injury and still scored several goals. Also Ritchie is a winger and not a striker so would not be expected to score a shed load of goals.
[quote][p][bold]YafcbY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: It's purely speculation because Brighton are in the market for a striker. The Argus states that Grabban has a £1.1mil get out clause in his contract. They also say how he's on their list, so he's one of several they might be thinking about. Much as I like Grabb's, would I sell him if it means we can bring in a better striker?? Yes, ofcause I would, it's one of the ways squads are improved, and I certainly don't see Grabb's as our long term option. If it was Ritchie that someone was thinking of bidding for, OFF, would be my 2nd word!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]You know Ritchie is the latest Wes Thomas. Won't score for us but a hatful for every other club![/p][/quote]You are obviously living in a bubble. Ritchie scored some crucial goals for us last season. This season he has come back from a long term injury and still scored several goals. Also Ritchie is a winger and not a striker so would not be expected to score a shed load of goals. Iford Boyz
  • Score: 1

6:33pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Alan Duffy says...

You boys don't wanna look at the Brighton Argus today, they're so convinced Grabban's coming to us that they've stuck the link of your video clips of his goals this season, just so that we can see what we're getting.
You boys don't wanna look at the Brighton Argus today, they're so convinced Grabban's coming to us that they've stuck the link of your video clips of his goals this season, just so that we can see what we're getting. Alan Duffy
  • Score: 0

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